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Brad Pitt's "Killing Them Softly" released; hit or flop?

Killing Them Softly - Brad Pit

Killing Them Softly - Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt’s fans were waiting anxiously for this movie. Yes “Killing Them Softly” has been released on Friday. So far the movie has made over $7 million but critics are still skeptical about movie’s success.

“I love Brad Pitt. He is gonna rock!” said a cheering fan at a cinema house in US.

Ann Romney motivating & urging undecided voters to fall in love with her husband as she did

Wonderful speech was delivered by Ann Romney today. Ann Romney the amazing women that has suffered with illness, miscarriage and what not but struggled and emerged with grace.

Ann Romney Speech motivation undecided voters

Ann Romney urging undecided voters to fall in love with her husband as she did.

There was a day when Ann Romney along with her husband was standing in doctor???s office and heard the bad news, the diagnosis report. In such situation no one can even image that she would be on-stage like the way she was tonight. Ann Romney said she didn???t live a marriage that one can find in storybooks instead she and her husband have faced many hardships. But they still lived the love of their life, a love that have withstand by everything.

Now I don’t know what your opinion about this speech is? How would I know since it all depends on your previous feelings about Ann Romney which may have changed either if you have watched it on the television or going to hear about it.

CBS has conducted poll about it, according to which around thirty-two percent said they didn’t know enough about Ann Romney to give any opinion. Today’s speed can be kind of introductory message about Ann Romney thoughts, ideas & campaigns for those thirty-two percent.

Ann Romney where discussed many other things also talked about, how they eat tuna fish and pasta as a newlywed couple, how they have enjoyed the beginning of their married life. Ann Romney also threw some light on how women have to keep the household in their minds regardless whatever they are doing etc

In short Ann Romney has delivered a great speech, there might be many people having different may be negative thoughts about her husband “Mitt Romney” but after her speech there are bright chances that the views would have got new directions now.

Show Watch: Vampire Diaries

Vampire Diaries - Eleyna Gilbert & Stefan Salvator

by Javaria Atiya Waheed

It’s no longer Edward Cullen. It’s Stefan Salvatore. It’s no longer Jacob Black. It’s Tyler Lockwood. It’s no longer Bella Swan. It???s Eleyna Gilbert. “Twilight” is a thing of the past, swept away by the new heart-throbbing “Vampire Diaries”. And there are quite a few things which make it so catchy. I remember watching the first season in just two days and based on a book, I didn’t expect it to be so sufficing. The story is not just a romantic love story: it is a thriller with all the edgy twists and turns required and we always know that there is a recurrent story line (Now I am not going to tell you what that is, otherwise what’s the fun?). Set in the beautiful Mystic Falls, each episode goes back to the same theme of love, betrayal and suspense and you will never find yourself at a loss of interest. But obviously, that’s the book. What is so special about the “show” itself?

The Vampire DiariesThe actors chosen are absolutely proficient at what they do. Three protagonists, out of whom two are somewhat the antagonists too; each has been explored to its fullest ability. The protagonist played by Nina Dobrev, isn’t just Eleyna Gilbert for us. She plays the role of the antagonist too: the evil vampire Katherine, her doppelganger. The expertise, with which she does it, is just astounding and shows us what a versatile actor she is. Whether it is her expressions or her line delivery, you will never feel that Dobrev is being too redundant. Whenever you will be getting too much of Eleyna, the director will skillfully get in Katherine to show Dobrev’s flexibility, never letting you get bored of her. Same goes for the rest of the protagonists.

When the first season opened, Damon Salvator for us was the malevolent vampire, one ready to harm his own brother and the love of his life. But as the season progresses, we are shown glimpses of his soft side; though every time the audience would be changing their opinion of Damon, he would do something wicked again. Something that would make you loathe him all the more. That’s how lithe an actor Ian Somerhalder is. When the second season opens, the Damon Salvator you knew in the first season is gone, making you long for each episode even more. Paul Wesley playing the role of Stefan Salvator is no less. He, very dexterously becomes the soft-hearted Eleyna-loving Stefan for us, and he very skillfully turns into the uncontrollable, blood-thirsty vampire too. However, the flexibility of the protagonist isn’t always enough, and this show doesn’t forget that. Whether it is Steven.R.McQueen playing the role of Eleyna’s younger brother Jeremy, whose role has shown a drastic change since the first season, or Katerina Graham playing the role of the best friend witch Bonnie, each actor makes the show all the more interesting and addictive and not superfluous at all. With the exception of a few, “Vampire Diaries” is serving as the big “break” for most of the actors, and they are clearly making full use of the opportunity given to them. However one other special feature of “Vampire Diaries” is its music. Each episode will feature a range of genres unlike shows like ???Gossip Girl” or “Chuck??? which focus entirely on hip-hop or indie respectively. Songs like “Only Happy when it Rains” will also be there and songs like “Come Home by One Republic feat Sara Bareilles” will also be recognized. New songs which are already on your lips are featured in each episode giving you a more familiar feeling. The pilot episode itself included songs such as “Dreaming out Loud (One Republic)” and “Now or Never (The Fray)”. Moreover, for music fanatics, the show has also brought to the limelight some marvelous singers never heard before. Jason Walker with his song “Down”, Joel and Luke with their song “Love’s to Blame” or Moby with her song “Temptation”, singers worth recognition are getting their part of fame through this show and the list is never-ending. Music adds on to the feel of what one is watching and “Vampire Diaries” never lets us down in this quarter. I would personally recommend all the songs as worth listening especially when the show’s music is being compared to that of “The O.C” and let us not forget what a hit those volumes were.

But like everything, there are a few criticisms attached as well. Where every show does need a continuous suspense and thrill, a little break is never too bad. Normally, it is Damon Salvator who gets the light-hearted touch every now and then, but never is there an episode which is free of all the tensions surrounding Mystic Falls: never is Mystic Falls a safe haven for the people living there and that just makes it a little too gloomy.

Despite everything, “Vampire Diaries” is a show worth watching: a show which will keep you on the edge of your seat for sure and make you thirst for a new episode each time one ends. The story will grip you till the very end and the actors and the music will make you fall in love with the show all the more. With twenty-two episodes concluding the first season, and eleven out from the second one, this show is constantly climbing up the charts. Let’s see if it reaches a lost end like the “Heroes” or a heroic one like “Lost”.

Only time will tell I guess.

Musical Sequel: “Loud”-ly making its way up!

by Javaria Atiya Waheed

“So maybe I am a masochist,
I try to run, But I don’t want to ever leave
Til the walls are going up
In smoke with all our memories”

A few months back, the whole world accepted that Rihanna and Eminem were the unstoppable ones after the release of the incredible “Love the Way you Lie???. And it seems that they have chosen to prove us right yet again: they ARE relentless. The duo is back, and with nothing else but a sequel to their chart-topper ???Love the Way you Lie”: a sequel which Rihanna described as a “challenge??? to MTV. The fame they scraped out of “Love the Way you Lie” didn’t seem to quench their thirst and so they decided to come back: this time Rihanna feat Eminem rather than the other way around. Featured in Rihanna’s album “Loud”, “Love the Way you Lie Part 2”has already been released as a single and is topping the charts as expected. The story has enveloped the world in its blanket again and its viewing on Youtube is on a phenomenal rise.

Rihanna and Eminem - Love the way you lie

Everyone in the music world has questioned the mental acuity of Rihanna and Eminem: why would someone want to release a sequel to a song which is already showing no signs of leaving people???s mind? Rihanna herself agreed that she had some qualms regarding the follow-up but then Eminem came up with a “sick” verse and the duo decided to give us a song, which together with the 1st part, has given a perfect love story. Better than Taylor Swift’s maybe.

The story is the same. So are the characters. The only thing that is different is the perspective. Where the 1st part gave us the story of the violent relationship from Eminem’s standpoint, this time we get to hear Rihanna’s side of the story. Slower beats but greater aggressiveness, Love the Way you Lie Part 2, is the brutal sequel to a smashing beginning. This time Eminem just has one verse to sing, but the force with which he has executed it, is outstanding: it is more like we can see his face with those lines of fury, following the girlfriend like “a lost puppy”. Rihanna???s voice lets us feel the pain and the way both the singers have put themselves in the shoes of the characters has given us a story to never forget. Rihanna’s album “Loud” is bound to top the charts: with songs such as “Only Girl (in the world)” which has already been included in Gossip Girl’s latest episode, the album is sitting on an out-of-the-way pinnacle, ready to smash loudly on the charts.

The only question in everyone’s mind now is this: how good will the new video be? Will Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan get us to the edge of our seats again, or will it be someone different? Time will tell, I guess. Until then,

”Just gonna stand there and watch me burn / that’s alright because I like the way it hurts/ just gonna stand there and hear me cry/ that’s alright because I love the way you lie/ I love the way you lie”.

Put a ring on it (celebrity weddings)

by Javaria Atiya Waheed

It seems like 2010 is the “Year of Weddings???. Where stalker fans are not even done mourning the wedding of alluring Megan Fox, names are continuously being added to the list. Names which admirers had wished would never have the title “married” attached to them! For the happiness of some fans and the sadness of others, here are some celebrities who have “put a ring on it” since the beginning of 2010.

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green marriage wedding1. Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green

Megan Fox has never lost the spotlight: whether it is for her sensational role in Transformers or her infant yet rising career, 24- year-old Fox is one of the most popular celebrities of her time. And not surprisingly, the list of her male fans is never-ending. So when photos of her wedding with Brain Austin Green became official…well, people were surprised.
Despite their rocky past, and the evolution from being a fiancé, to an ex-fiancé, to a fiancé again, Green has given Fox the typical fairytale wedding…a nuptial that every girl dreams of—a Hawaiian wedding at sunset. Yes, let the “awww(s)” flow in. Green 36, and Fox 24, tied the knot on 24 June, with the only guests being very close friends, and Green’s 8-year-old son. According to a very close source, the wedding was very “hush, hush” and only close friends were present and “sworn to secrecy”.

Well, Fox doesn’t stop here. Recent news reported that she is already considering the option of having a baby. The wedding was enough of a shock you know, she doesn’t have to do that now. Anyway, we wish the couple a very blissful married life….despite its unpopularity in Hollywood…

John Krasinksi Emily wedding marriage2. Emily Blunt and John Krasinski

Just like Megan fox, Emily Blunt, 27, has always been popular with the fans, either for her looks, her British accent or for her role in “The Devil wears Prada”. And the partner, John Krasinski, 30, the witty “Jim” from “The Office” has never lost the spotlight too. So when the two announced that they were engaged to be married, there was surprise, along with some delight.

And it seems like fairytale weddings are becoming the norm. Not as hush-hush as the Megan Fox wedding, the couple got married in the City of Love, Italy at Villa D’este on July 10th. Blunt wore a custom cream chiffon sweetheart draped Marchesa gown with embroidered detail. It was an outdoor ceremony with A-list guests like George Clooney and his girlfriend included on the list.

Good looks, amazing sense of humor and pleasant temperaments: these two have it all. The perfect couple as they are, wishes of harmony are with them for all times!

3. Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher:

Remember the sweet, naïve American Idol winner, Carrie Underwood? Well, that was back in the days. She’s 27 now and has already tied the knot with hockey player, Mike Fisher, after one year of engagement. And guess when she did it? July 10, 2010, within hours of the Blunt-Krasinski wedding! Surrounded by pink, Underwood had a typical fairytale wedding at the Ritz Carlton, Greensboro, Georgia. Wearing a Monique Lhuiller gown, she changed quickly into a cocktail dress following the ceremony, saying she wanted to get her “boogie” on.

The guests numbered more than 250, including Idol judges Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell. Guest found their table assignments on hockey pucks and a four-course meal. “I felt like a princess”, she said. Well, we sincerely hope Fisher keeps you like one!!

4. Jared Padalecki and Genevieve Cortese:

Jared Padelecki is well-known for his role as “Sam Winchester” in the hit CW TV show, Supernatural, and remember the season where he almost fell in love with this irresistible evil demon, Ruby? Well, turns out that behind the scenes, Genevieve Cortese was way more irresistible for Padelecki.

Two months after confirming their engagement, the beautiful couple tied the knot on February 27 2010, in Cortese’s hometown Sun Valley, Idaho. Where Jared’s brother Jeffrey served as the best man, his co-star Jensen Ackles was one of the groomsmen! Family and friends attended the wedding and the couple was seen to be enjoying every bit of it.

Well, lovers of Sam, you need to back out now: the demons have won the war.

5. Jensen Ackles and Danneel Harris

And turns out that there was to be a second “Supernatural” wedding in three months! On May 15 2010, a little after the Padelecki-Cortese wedding, Jensen Ackles, the older brother “Dean Winchester”, tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, Danneel Harris of One-Tree Hill fame. The two got married in a small, private ceremony, in Dallas, Texas. According to People???s magazine, “The bride walked down the aisle wearing a classic strapless white Monique Lhuiller gown from the Fall 2010 collection, while the groom was decked out in a traditional tuxedo”.

Dean Winchester’s character has been immensely popular ever since its inception and especially with the “Eye of The Tiger??? cameo appearances that he does, there is no question on to why that’s so.
Seems like the Winchester brothers are done hunting, eh?

Weddings are in the vogue, isn’t it? And there is Hilary Duff and Jennifer Hudson in line, and God knows, by the end of 2010 how many would have lost their “single-ness”.

Well, gossip is always interesting and so are these weddings. When cases like those of Mel Gibson and his domestic violence come to light, we are left to ask: How long are these young couples going to last? Time will show, I guess. Until then, ciao.

Friendship and Love

A few days ago I got this text message that said: ‘Love is like a call; if you don’t receive it, it’ll be missed. Friendship, on the other hand, is like an SMS; until you open it, it waits in your inbox’. While I had plenty of food to munch on at the time, using this SMS as food for thought, I worked a bit on it to make a personal perception of love and friendship.

To me, friendship is like a handshake; it starts off reserved and impersonal, seeming completely formal. After awhile you start depending on each other, and you begin to feel the warmth and care of your buddy’s support. Like a strong shaking of hands, it is a symbol of strength, and an unspoken vow to stand firm ground when your pal needs you.

Love, either unfortunately or blissfully (however you put it), is never so controlled, so computed. It comes as thrusting and mighty a force as the strong waves of an ocean, crashing against the craggy rocks on the shore; engulfing anyone and everyone in its path, leaving a mark or gash so deep that it can never be undone, other than by another, mightier wave that leaves a stronger impression.

And so love is more like a hug. You cannot have an impersonal hug; that’s just not possible. Neither is there such a thing as a partial hug. The embrace position is an unobstructed position; you cannot see what your partner is wielding, as their hands are on your back. It’s an sign, one of complete faith; holding someone close to the heart, wrapping your hands around them, and even closing one’s eyes at times while resting your head on their shoulder to symbolize this absolute trust that you hold in the person.

Of course, this doesn???t mean that love is better and should be sought with everyone. Each person and emotion has its proper place in this world, and to prove that (on an ending note), is the fact that you might shake hands with a million people in your life, but you only ever embrace a select few.

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