Zimbio http://www.zimbio.com en-us Copyright 2015 Livingly Inc. support@livingly.com (The Livingly Team) 10 Celebs Taylor Swift Should Add to Her 1989 Tour Squad <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="cSrAJNTektU" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="cSrAJNTektU"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/RQSZgmC9EhXl.jpg" title="Taylor Swift" alt="10 Celebs Taylor Swift Should Add to Her 1989 Tour Squad" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>Taylor Swift's 1989 World Tour has dominated headlines, mostly because of the famous celebs who have shown up to support the mega pop star.&nbsp;<a href="/For+The+Win/articles/rLHcJEPAVgJ/OMG+Taylor+Swift+Brought+Lisa+Kudrow+Stage">From Lisa Kudrow's "Smelly Cat" rendition</a> to <a href="/Fetty+Wap">Fetty Wap</a>'s infectious "Trap Queen" throw down, there's been no shortage in variety during her incredible live shows. It seems like everyone is in Taylor's squad, but maybe she missed a few people?</p> <p>Here's a list of 10 celebs who have not been invited to the party, but they should be!</p> <p><strong>1. Adele</strong></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="SVGo0-D9oDO" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="SVGo0-D9oDO"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/8RK9MT5b5UPl.jpg" title="Adele" alt="10 Celebs Taylor Swift Should Add to Her 1989 Tour Squad" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>How long has it been since the world has seen that beautiful face or heard that incredible voice? Too long, I tell you. <a href="/Adele">Adele</a>, it's time to come out of the shadows!</p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>2. Jennifer Lawrence</strong></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="O05xcFoUjN6" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="O05xcFoUjN6"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/eROyhjhKR6Jl.jpg" title="Jennifer Lawrence" alt="10 Celebs Taylor Swift Should Add to Her 1989 Tour Squad" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>I mean, is there really ever a reason to not see <a href="/Jennifer+Lawrence">Jennifer Lawrence</a>? They already text each other, so this invite makes total sense. Plus, <a href="http://www.ew.com/article/2015/07/13/jennifer-lawrence-taylor-swift">Jen thinks Taylor is a "badass bitch."</a></p> <p></p> <p><strong>3. Miley Cyrus<br /></strong></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="WXxxXDMJvqb" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="WXxxXDMJvqb"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/Ah4sdfojXd2l.jpg" title="Miley Cyrus" alt="10 Celebs Taylor Swift Should Add to Her 1989 Tour Squad" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Bauer Griffin</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/Miley+Cyrus">Miley Cyrus</a> is nothing like Taylor, but that's not necessarily a problem in the music industry. What would this collaboration even look or sound like? It will probably never happen, but here's to wishful thinking.</p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>4. Demi Lovato</strong><strong> </strong></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="VDYgBHb4x4T" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="VDYgBHb4x4T"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/jr795qd4ObJl.jpg" title="Demi Lovato" alt="10 Celebs Taylor Swift Should Add to Her 1989 Tour Squad" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>Why not add another Disney star into the mix? Undoubtedly, <a href="/Demi+Lovato">Demi Lovato</a>'s "Cool for the Summer" has become the summer anthem, so it would only make sense for her to join the summer's hottest tour.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>5. Tina Fey &amp; Amy Poehler (they're a package deal here)<br /></strong></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="fTxh4PgctIC" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="fTxh4PgctIC"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/7JOSGbcm1Ojl.jpg" title="Tina Fey &amp; Amy Poehler" alt="10 Celebs Taylor Swift Should Add to Her 1989 Tour Squad" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>It's definitely time to kiss and make up! Since Taylor is all about girl power these days, there's no one better to turn to than <a href="/Tina+Fey">Tina Fey</a> and <a href="/Amy+Poehler">Amy Poehler</a>! Maybe Taylor can do a comedy set and the funny actresses can do a duet?</p> <p></p> <p><strong>6. Major Lazer &amp; DJ Snake</strong></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="T6mPPIiAT-Y" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="T6mPPIiAT-Y"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/VgfnLlYTXpHl.jpg" title="Major Lazer" alt="10 Celebs Taylor Swift Should Add to Her 1989 Tour Squad" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>Who isn't addicted to "Lean On" by <a href="/Major+Lazer">Major Lazer</a> &amp; <a href="/DJ+Snake">DJ Snake</a>? It's a great dance song, and we all know that Taylor loves to dance (<a href="http://www.people.com/article/taylor-swift-names-awkward-dance-mom-croon">and invent new dance moves</a>). It's a win, win!</p> <p></p> <p><strong>7. Nicki Minaj</strong></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="uaa4WOWg26N" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="uaa4WOWg26N"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/Igxc4iS5gZtl.jpg" title="Nicki Minaj" alt="10 Celebs Taylor Swift Should Add to Her 1989 Tour Squad" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>After their brief twitter feud, these ladies kissed and made up quickly. The real question is: Which <a href="/Nicki+Minaj">Nicki Minaj</a> song would they sing together? Let's hope it's "Anaconda."</p> <p></p> <p><strong>8. One Direction</strong></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="TnfPUqF1tKk" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="TnfPUqF1tKk"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/5r_AMI-m7HDl.jpg" title="One Direction" alt="10 Celebs Taylor Swift Should Add to Her 1989 Tour Squad" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>Looks like the boys of <a href="/One+Direction">One Direction</a> need a little pick me up, and their fans would probably implode if this actually happened. Maybe Taylor can mend things between the boys and <a href="/Zayn+Malik">Zayn Malik</a>. She's practically superwoman!</p> <p></p> <p><strong>9. Tove Lo</strong></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="QGUUZ0t_zZx" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="QGUUZ0t_zZx"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/amZTScwSxnEl.jpg" title="Tove Lo" alt="10 Celebs Taylor Swift Should Add to Her 1989 Tour Squad" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>Apart from releasing one hit song after another, <a href="/Tove+Lo">Tove Lo</a> seems like a fun girl. Also, she's a perfect fit for Taylor's group of beautiful friends.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>10. James Franco</strong></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="g0MhYrXR7X7" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="g0MhYrXR7X7"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/uySLN1T-4a7l.jpg" title="James Franco" alt="10 Celebs Taylor Swift Should Add to Her 1989 Tour Squad" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>Sure, it's totally random, but <a href="/James+Franco">James Franco</a> is pretty much down for anything. This could definitely happen. In fact, Franco would probably belt out a song or two, and then drop a surprise album <a href="/Beyonce">Beyonce</a> style.</p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:24:49 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Miley+Cyrus/articles/UO1MNd3Jq9B/10+Celebs+Taylor+Swift+Add+1989+Tour+Squad UO1MNd3Jq9B Jessica Lange 'Will be Back' on 'American Horror Story' <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="4PYTUIc429L" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="4PYTUIc429L"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/iMM7MW-Ws3Yx.jpg" title="Jessica Lange will return to American Horror Story" alt="Jessica Lange 'Will be Back' on 'American Horror Story'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">FX</div> </div> </div> <p>It was a very dark day when <em>American Horror Story</em> matriarch <a href="/Jessica+Lange">Jessica Lange </a>announced she'd be leaving the show.</p> <p>The monsters that <em>AHS</em> had brought to light crawled back under their creaky iron-framed beds, the willowy ghosts of seasons past lost their haunting mojo, and I may or may not have cried.</p> <p>But, what's this? A Murphical ray of sunshine has now changed the game.</p> <p><em>AHS</em> creator <a href="/Ryan+Murphy">Ryan Murphy</a>&nbsp;recently&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ew.com/article/2015/08/27/american-horror-story-jessica-lange-return">confessed</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;<em>EW</em> that he'd been "talking with [Lange]," and that a return is "always possible."</p> <p>Murphy went on to say definitively that the actress will be back, and that she was by no means "gone forever" in the way fans had assumed. As a matter of fact, Lange's departure from <em>AHS</em> in favor of Murphy's own broadway show <em>Long Day&rsquo;s Journey Into Night&nbsp;</em>indicates that she's nowhere near giving up the ghost.</p> <div class="widget pull-quote-big-icon designerTitle w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="WV1o06o8gkn" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/pull_quote_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="pull_quote_widget"> <p class="text tertiary">But that&rsquo;s the fun and fresh thing about the show: sometimes somebody has to go away before you realize how much you miss them. She wants to come back, we just have to come up with something.</p> </div> <p>Among other tidbits, we now know that upcoming season <em>American Horror Story: Hotel</em> will be the <a href="/Lady+Gaga/articles/IaIjUtJ0jUb/Lady+Gaga+Hand+New+American+Horror+Story+Hotel">"darkest,"</a>&nbsp;the goriest (<a href="/Lady+Gaga/articles/iFSWQpEbHbp/Lady+Gaga+Spills+Juicy+Details+AHS+Hotel">drillbit dildos</a>, anyone?), and the first to include a <a href="/Lady+Gaga/articles/iFSWQpEbHbp/Lady+Gaga+Spills+Juicy+Details+AHS+Hotel">vampire-esque&nbsp;hemophiliac</a>&nbsp;(hey <a href="/Lady+Gaga/articles">Gaga</a>, hey).</p> <p><em>Hotel</em> premieres October 7, 2015.</p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:49:33 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Jessica+Lange/articles/lFsQnx7idB7/Jessica+Lange+Will+Back+American+Horror+Story lFsQnx7idB7 Ranking Our Favorite Magical Disney Characters <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="rJiAAc5nlwr" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="rJiAAc5nlwr"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/qm_n1wfrD85l.jpg" title="Genie from 'Aladdin' " alt="Ranking Our Favorite Magical Disney Characters" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Disney</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">S</span>ure, we love all the&nbsp;Disney princesses just like the next person. However, sometimes it's fun to put Ariel, Jasmine, and Cinderella's&nbsp;dreams aside and show&nbsp;some love for&nbsp;all the magical do-gooders and villains in their fairy tale lives. In honor of these enchanting&nbsp;Disney gods, sorcerers, witches, and fairies, we've decided to rank our favorites, from least to most awesome. Our apologies in advance to any of you expecting Madam Mim and Hades to be on this list. &nbsp;</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><strong>14. Tinker Bell&nbsp;(Peter Pan)</strong></h3> <p>Tink could fly and make other people fly with a&nbsp;light sprinkling of pixie dust, but she was also kind of a brat who got way too jealous. Though she's Disney's iconic fairy who&nbsp;played a major role in some of Peter's greatest schemes, she's also kind of basic... when it comes to showcasing magical powers, of course. &nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="8j48w8f9bjA" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="8j48w8f9bjA"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/WPcP3v3slV7x.gif" title="Tinkerbell " alt="Ranking Our Favorite Magical Disney Characters" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><strong>13. Magic Mirror (Snow White &amp;&nbsp;the Seven Dwarfs)&nbsp;</strong></h3> <p>Mirror, mirror on the wall, what do you see? True, the Evil Queen's magic mirror had knowledge that went far beyond any normal human's capacity, but it&nbsp;kind of didn't do much besides answer one simple, albeit important, question. Plus, the mirror's&nbsp;kind of freaky looking, don't you think?&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="L0cGfPJAco6" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="L0cGfPJAco6"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/C-XMUuoxHkGx.gif" title="The Magic Mirror " alt="Ranking Our Favorite Magical Disney Characters" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><strong>12. Evil Queen (Snow White &amp;&nbsp;the Seven Dwarfs)&nbsp;</strong></h3> <p>Her general knowledge of witchcraft and dark magic allowed her to transform into one of the most hideous Disney characters of all time. Nice work.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="iCtyc9efGNy" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="iCtyc9efGNy"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/UOaUWLASdyql.jpg" title="The Evil Queen " alt="Ranking Our Favorite Magical Disney Characters" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><strong>11. Mickey Mouse (Fantasia)</strong></h3> <p>We loved seeing Mickey Mouse attempt to mimic his master's tricks.&nbsp;However, he couldn't really&nbsp;master control of simple household objects. Clearly, he's got a ways to go until his adorable, mouse-like magical powers are perfected.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="bT3akMdr79y" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="bT3akMdr79y"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/8a0kT2lof1Kx.gif" title="Mickey Mouse in 'Fantasia' " alt="Ranking Our Favorite Magical Disney Characters" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><strong>10. Jafar (Aladdin)&nbsp;</strong></h3> <p>Jafar could control people's minds, transform into a lowly prisoner of Agrabah, and grow a freakishly cool beard. However,&nbsp;I truly believe he'd be nothing&nbsp;without that snake staff of his.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="-DzpJHsoOhr" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="600" height="338" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/F3gOTbyD-7o?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><strong>9. Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)&nbsp;</strong></h3> <p>Maleficent's showcase of magical powers unfortunately stemmed from not being invited to a silly party. She plotted revenge on baby Aurora by casting a spell. She later&nbsp;morphed into a magical, fire-breathing dragon before meeting her untimely end. Hey, at least she looked fly in the process. &nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="1lDwyDVuUJQ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="1lDwyDVuUJQ"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/P5aWeMWmIDzx.jpg" title="Maleficent" alt="Ranking Our Favorite Magical Disney Characters" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><strong>8. Peter Pan</strong></h3> <p>He can fly, he can fly, he can fly! Oh, and Neverland gave him the power to&nbsp;stay young forever. Flying is tight, being young is tight, and having the&nbsp;ability to crow like a rooster is super tight, too.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="HeMtvUFbXkJ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="HeMtvUFbXkJ"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/6GnsjAXhCx8x.gif" title="Peter Pan " alt="Ranking Our Favorite Magical Disney Characters" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><strong>7. Zeus (Hercules)&nbsp;</strong></h3> <p>As the most powerful God on Mt. Olympus, Zeus is clearly one of the coolest.&nbsp;Plus, he had to deal with his "legendary hero" son&nbsp;Hercules, so major props for that. We get it, parenting isn't easy (especially when they're of the magical, god-like variety).&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="hQY4B96CXZk" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="hQY4B96CXZk"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/Iafds141-dIx.jpg" title="Zeus from 'Hercules' " alt="Ranking Our Favorite Magical Disney Characters" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><strong>6. Flora, Fauna &amp; Merry Weather (Sleeping Beauty)&nbsp;</strong></h3> <p>What's not to love about this magical little trio? These fairies not only showed us how to use their powers for good, they also proved that&nbsp;baking and dress making are way more fun when magic is involved. Yup, major&nbsp;#SisterhoodGoals here.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="rryvCY5_jJ7" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="600" height="338" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jtIIinJzf1U?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><strong>5. Ursula (The Little Mermaid)&nbsp;</strong></h3> <p>This devious sea witch could morph into a human and turn good 'ol merfolk into humans &mdash; or weird-looking polyps if you didn't hold up your end of the bargain. Sure she probably wasn't hugged much as a kid, but&nbsp;we love&nbsp;her sass, her attitude, and her singing voice. That is, until&nbsp;she decided to mess it up by turning into the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jZCvI6AvS8">ocean's&nbsp;version</a>&nbsp;of the&nbsp;Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="aGFgYQSjBZt" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="600" height="450" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VyFVG4VfPmg?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><strong>4. The Blue Fairy (Pinocchio)&nbsp;</strong></h3> <p>We approve of&nbsp;any enchanting&nbsp;creature who preaches the values of bravery, honesty, and selflessness.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="IQPEsE1eSmg" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="600" height="450" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/F_M95CWviH4?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><strong>3. King Triton (The Little Mermaid)&nbsp;</strong></h3> <p>As the&nbsp;ruler of an underwater kingdom, King Triton used his trident for good and bad.&nbsp;He destroyed Ariel's grotto, but later made up for it by ensuring&nbsp;his daughter's happiness. Seriously, #MagicalFatherOfTheYear. &nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="SzwrFpohH8y" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="SzwrFpohH8y"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/c0mBCgvvfKSx.gif" title="King Triton" alt="Ranking Our Favorite Magical Disney Characters" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><strong>2. The Fairy Godmother (Cinderella)&nbsp;</strong></h3> <p>Do you wish your&nbsp;ordinary night could transform into a dreamy, memorable affair? Just conjure up your local fairy godmother.&nbsp;Pumpkins that turn into stage coaches, mice that transform into&nbsp;horses, and rags that become&nbsp;gorgeous, shimmering gowns are included.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="acDngQ2xlPS" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="600" height="338" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xxBbUuKmV60?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><strong>1. The Genie (Aladdin)&nbsp;</strong></h3> <p>The phenomenal cosmic powers are&nbsp;strong with this lovable, compassionate genie. Gah, we wanna give&nbsp;this big, blue guy a hug and string him along on all our magical adventures. Seriously, what&nbsp;<em>can't&nbsp;</em>the genie do?&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="uU9UmEXm0uR" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="600" height="338" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7R9eHA6YiP8?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p>For being number one, Genie, you definitely deserve&nbsp;many, many rounds of this:&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="nhZk5nQ2DTY" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="nhZk5nQ2DTY"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/AcUn2xiCoMZx.gif" title="'Aladdin'" alt="Ranking Our Favorite Magical Disney Characters" /></div> </div> </div> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:29:07 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Beyond+the+Box+Office/articles/Gmp9zh7Mfo6/Ranking+Favorite+Magical+Disney+Characters Gmp9zh7Mfo6 Here's What Michael Fassbender Will Look Like in 'Assassin's Creed' <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="HVlxmqVKgqE" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="HVlxmqVKgqE"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/4cqP8tpqVcKl.jpg" title="Fassbender" alt="Here's What Michael Fassbender Will Look Like in 'Assassin's Creed'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">20th Century Fox</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">V</span>ideo game movies justifiably carry with them a stigma of terribleness, but hopefully we'll see the genre elevated to something approaching watchable when <a href="/Michael+Fassbender">Michael Fassbender</a> makes his starring appearance in next year's&nbsp;<em>Assassin's Creed</em> movie. The first picture of Fassbender in his full assassin get-up was posted on&nbsp;<em>Yahoo!</em> Thursday, and he looks pretty much exactly like the guy from the game. Check out the full picture below.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="LcnN7G3wgp1" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="LcnN7G3wgp1"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/H2ssGbybpJTx.jpg" title="Fassbender" alt="Here's What Michael Fassbender Will Look Like in 'Assassin's Creed'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">20th Century Fox</div> </div> </div> <p></p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:18:09 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Michael+Fassbender/articles/nqabzaQgeEA/Michael+Fassbender+Will+Look+Like+Assassin nqabzaQgeEA Miley Cyrus Goes Undercover on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' to Find Out What People Really Think of Her <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="nMbog38ZPbr" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="nMbog38ZPbr"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/SFuwChyQmahl.jpg" title="Miley Cyrus" alt="Miley Cyrus Goes Undercover on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' to Find Out What People Really Think of Her" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/Miley+Cyrus">Miley Cyrus</a> knows a lot about disguises since she played <a href="/Hannah+Montana">Hannah Montana</a>&mdash;a teenager with an alter ego&mdash;on Disney Channel for nearly five years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ew.com/article/2015/08/27/miley-cyrus-i-witness-news-jimmy-kimmel">But on Wednesday night's episode</a>&nbsp;of <em><a href="/Jimmy+Kimmel+Live">Jimmy Kimmel Live</a></em>, Cyrus shifted the focus to her upcoming <em>Video Music Awards</em> hosting gig to get the scoop on what strangers really think of her in real life. Dressed up as an Australian news reporter named &ldquo;Janet,&rdquo; Cyrus maintained a steady but questionable accent during the &ldquo;I Witness News&rdquo; segment. The pop star wore an ill-fitting wig and a frumpy gray suit to make sure people wouldn't recognize her on the streets of Los Angeles.</p> <p>When a few interviewees offered less than flattering opinions about her and her family, Cyrus quickly displayed her sense of humor.</p> <p>&ldquo;I think she's starving for attention and that's why she's doing it all crazy like that,&rdquo; said one interviewee.</p> <p>&ldquo;That's exactly&mdash;you took the words right out of my mouth,&rdquo; Cyrus said.</p> <p>&ldquo;She's missing something somewhere,&rdquo; continued the same interviewee.</p> <p>&ldquo;In her heart, probably,&rdquo; Cyrus responded amusingly. &ldquo;In her deep soul.&rdquo;</p> <p>Parts of the segment became awkward, especially when another interviewee told Cyrus that he liked <a href="/Taylor+Swift">Taylor Swift</a> better. But Cyrus pushed through, determined to have fun as &ldquo;Janet.&rdquo; She pretended to forget her father, <a href="/Billy+Ray+Cyrus">Billy Ray Cyrus</a>'s, name, and twerked while two teens sang her hit single, &ldquo;We Can't Stop.&rdquo;</p> <p>The <em>VMAs</em> will air this Sunday, August 30th on MTV at 9/8 central.</p> <p>Check out Miley Cyrus's <em>Jimmy Kimmel Live</em> segment below.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="zNhveuEt2ye" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/juSrk9VUkUU" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></div> <p></p> <p><a href="//www.pinterest.com/pin/create/extension/" style="height: 20px; width: 40px; position: absolute; opacity: 0.85; z-index: 8675309; display: none; cursor: pointer; background-color: transparent; background-image: url('data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACgAAAAUCAYAAAD/Rn+7AAADU0lEQVR42s2WXUhTYRjHz0VEVPRFUGmtVEaFUZFhHxBhsotCU5JwBWEf1EWEEVHQx4UfFWYkFa2biPJiXbUta33OXFtuUXMzJ4bK3Nqay7m5NeZq6h/tPQ+xU20zugjOxR/+7/O8539+5znnwMtNTExwJtMb3L/fiLv3botCSmUjeCaejTOb39AiFothfHxcFIrHY8RksZjBsckJcOIRMfFsHD/SsbExUYpnI8DR0dGUGjSb0byhEJp5Uqg5CTSzc2CQleJbMEj9/ywBcGRkJEk9DQqouEVQT1sK444yWI9UonmTjGqauVLEIlHa9x8lAMbj8SSpp0rwKGMVvg8P46vbg0C7na8z8JsMcgHe7jlEa+edRhiLy8n/TUMfu6EvLElk+U0WtGwrTrdfAGQf5J8iiK4LVzDU28t8JtMSocf8E+l68myaNFXm/6rXslLK7ay5TOunuRvZWpJuvwAYjUaTpOIWoquuAZ219RTaxKYp9BbjycoN5FvL9qH9TBX5rvoGdJythvXYSTxdtRnWylO/ZdqrLsGwszzhWQ593z2KlAwCYCQSSZJ6ehZ0W7bD9VBLgN0NCqr3qR7R2rBrL3pu3Sb/7nDlz2uy6cG0OXk0GTbZXzNp8trsPAQdTj6frlWzN2DcXZGKQQAMh8NJ6rpyHe+PnkCr/CAFdZyvpfpjuvkifLF9wIt1Wwlo0OHie1RvWrKa93RjzfzliTzPKz3ltB0/Tevmwp14wGUgHAzSOoUEwFAolFaaBSuhnslPRkJexUJtZ6v5HtUeLswl33n1BgEY5fvhs9sJ3FAiT+QYyyvoAQJuD0KBAFRTJNAuz5/s3gJgMBhMJwrVFRThM5tY5zUF/A4X1f2fvQTRLCuBreoim0YmAbqNJryvPEXeeq46kaNdkQ/1HCncbJKPs9ZSv2VHGfWsZ2hfkhKAfr8/pdxWKx4wwD69PmVfNSOL+lr2w+gYqHpWDtXt1xQ8AMlWU0e1lqLd/APRHoP8AJqWrQG9gYxcPMsvSJUvAA4MDKTUJ7MZLaVy8v+qT21tcDx/OemePr0RTkNrur4A6PP5xCgBsL+/X4wiQDpuuVxOeL1eMYmYeDY6sOp0z+B0OuHxeEQhxkJMFosJiSO/UinOI/8Pc+l7KKArAT8AAAAASUVORK5CYII=');"></a></p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:49:28 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Jimmy+Kimmel/articles/2-6mNkK_oZ1/Miley+Cyrus+Goes+Undercover+Jimmy+Kimmel+Live 2-6mNkK_oZ1 See Who's Holding a Lightsaber in the Latest 'Star Wars' Footage <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="_p__nm8Fgjw" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="_p__nm8Fgjw"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/3HUamXQhYVox.jpg" title="Kylo Ren" alt="See Who's Holding a Lightsaber in the Latest 'Star Wars' Footage" /></div> <div class="below attribution">LucasFilm</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">A</span>nother day, another&nbsp;<em>Star Wars</em> reveal. Can they really keep up this pace all the way to December? A new video posted to Instagram Thursday shows us Kylo Ren's mysterious adversary in that previously revealed snowy grove. And it turns out it's Finn (John Boyega) holding a blue lightsaber!&nbsp;</p> <p>As far as we know, Finn is no Jedi, even if he is Force sensitive. And as <a href="/Screen+News/articles/91MQZz_UUw1/Kylo+Ren+Doesn+t+Darth+Name">we reported yesterday</a>, Kylo Ren is no Sith, so this will be&nbsp;the first time a non-Jedi and non-Sith have fought with lightsabers in the&nbsp;<em>Star Wars</em> movies.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="IsT_6whjhOu" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-version="4" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 658px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 26.171875% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaagfbmveuiiii9pt0ehh4gib4hibkchbwchbwchbydr+jqaaaachrstlmaba4yhyqsm5jtamwaaadfsurbvdjl7zvbegmhcaqbaf//42xcnbpaqakcm0ftumfaaibe81iqbjds3ls6zs3bipb9wed3yyxfpmhrft8sgyrcp1x8ueuxlmznwelfoycv6mhwwwmzdpekhlhlw7nwjqkhc4uizphavdza2jpzudsbzzinae2s6owh8xpmx8g7zzgkeopuoyhvgz1tbcxmkd3kwnvbu0gkhkx+izilf77iofhry1nyfnb/lqpb79drwoyjva/davg9b/rlb4cc+nqgdz/tvbbbnr6gbreqn/nrmdgaqeej7whonozjf+y2i/fzou/qaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a href="https://instagram.com/p/65PhxOs_RH/" style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" target="_top">There has been an awakening... #StarWars #TheForceAwakens</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on </p> </div> </blockquote> <script async="" defer="defer" src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script> </div> <p></p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:48:47 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/J.J.+Abrams/articles/3QzGcjsj3MO/See+Holding+Lightsaber+Latest+Star+Wars+Footage 3QzGcjsj3MO Ranking the Baddest Action Stars of the 1980s <p><span class="dropcap">D</span>ebate all you like, the '80s were the best decade for action movie making. From Hollywood to Hong Kong, stunt work, editing, and storytelling all caught up to real life at the right time and made legends out of guys named Schwarzenegger and Stallone. The '80s introduced the world to directors like James Cameron (<em>The Terminator</em>), John Woo (<em>A Better Tomorrow</em>), and John McTiernan (<em>Predator</em>). And these guys needed big stars to complete their bigger visions. The term "action star" became a part of the lexicon and studios scrambled to find the next big one.</p> <p>Looking back at this glorious time in movie history, I can't remember having more fun going to theaters. I was a kid, but still, Schwarzenegger was like a god &mdash; a primal force for good that could not be denied. What's not to like about that? He, and the rest of his brethren, were like comic book superheroes, but better. They didn't need special powers. These guys knew martial arts. They were built like Greek Gods; and they were equipped with the sickest weapons imaginable. In <em>Kickboxer</em>, Jean-Claude Van Damme dips his hands in glue and broken glass before he fights a guy. That kind of creative violence barely exists anymore. It's all been done, and most of it was done in the '80s. Here are the guys who did it - the top nine action stars of the greatest action decade:</p> <h3 class="article_heading pine">9. Carl Weathers</h3> <p>Underrated as hell, Weathers is best known as Rocky's rival-turned-best friend Apollo Creed in the <em>Rocky</em> movies. But he also grabbed second billing under Schwarzenegger in <em>Predator</em> and starred in his own camp action classic, <em>Action Jackson</em>, in 1988. Weathers was a charmer. He's basically playing Muhammed Ali in the <em>Rocky</em> movies. He's the one fully-formed character in <em>Predator</em> (the traitor). And he plays a Harvard law graduate/ex-sports star/Detroit cop in <em>Action Jackson</em>, one of the best blaxploitation homages of the decade. He lived it off the field too as a star linebacker (Weathers played for the Raiders for two seasons). He looked like a bodybuilder, but could play smart, and he was hugely likable.&nbsp;Plus, dude was in a movie called <em>Death Hunt</em> starring two of the '70s biggest action stars: Lee Marvin and Charles Bronson. He&nbsp;was larger than life, especially for <em>Rocky</em> fans.</p> <p>'80's resume: <em>Death Hunt, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Predator, Action Jackson</em></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="pxgeWpbUVC4" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="pxgeWpbUVC4"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/CyyWZIK6Gzpx.jpg" title="Action Jackson poster" alt="Ranking the Baddest Action Stars of the 1980s" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">8. Chow Yun-fat</h3> <p>Chow's story was never really told in the States. He was too early on the scene. Hong Kong movies were hard to find in 1980s America outside the film industry. So you're forgiven if you haven't seen<em> A Better Tomorrow,</em> or <em>The Killer</em>. But, you no doubt have seen their influence (<em>Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction</em>). The combination of Chow and director John Woo was formidable. Woo's furious 25 cut action sequences would change how action movies looked from then on, and Chow was his hero. He was the righteous lone gunman, like Eastwood,&nbsp;and an explosive force with a weapon. Nobody fired dual Berettas like Chow. His<a href="http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Chow_Yun-Fat"> imfdb page </a>looks like the phone book. Chow was so cool in '80s Hong Kong, young men started mimicking his style, down to the trench coat and sunglasses from <em>A Better Tomorrow</em>.&nbsp;Both Chow and Woo would emigrate to the States in the '90s, but their legacies were in tact. For film buffs, the image of Chow firing away, guns in both hands, is an iconic symbol of action filmmaking.&nbsp;</p> <p>'80's action resume: <em>Wild Search, The Postman Fights Back,&nbsp;A Better Tomorrow, City on Fire, Prison on Fire, The Killer, The God of Gamblers,</em> too many to name... click here for Chow's full filmography.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="3dX9gLeHqsN" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="3dX9gLeHqsN"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/Dg2s6mPjw7vx.jpg" title="The Killer poster" alt="Ranking the Baddest Action Stars of the 1980s" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Film Workshop Media Asia</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">7. Chuck Norris</h3> <p>Norris, the founder of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chun_Kuk_Do">Chun Kuk Do</a>, started in movies across from Bruce Lee in <em>The Way of the Dragon</em> (1973). He seemed destined for great things. But his career was always hindered by the scripts he chose. After kicking serious ass in the revenge flicks <em>Forced Vengeance</em> and <em>An Eye for and Eye</em> in the early '80s, Norris started making the <em>Missing in Action</em> movies which were a little too close to <em>Rambo</em> for the public's approval. But Norris' little brother was killed in Vietnam, and he made those movies for him. Despite the <em>Rambo</em> rip-off claims, Norris kept making action movies, dedicating his career to them. He was a rare bird: a white martial artist, and his combination of hand to hand skills and affinity for giant guns made him an action legend.</p> <p>'80's action resume: <em>The Octagon, Silent Rage, Forced Vengeance, An Eye for an Eye, Lone Wolf McQuade, Missing in Action, Missing in Action 2: The Beginning, Code of Silence, Invasion U.S.A., The Delta Force, Firewalker, Braddock: Missing in Action III, Hero and the Terror</em></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="NDfC03zfnN9" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="NDfC03zfnN9"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/nwbq8mfTvaBx.jpg" title="Forced Vengeance poster" alt="Ranking the Baddest Action Stars of the 1980s" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">6. Jean-Claude Van Damme</h3> <p>Aside from Schwarzenegger, no foreign action star has had Van Damme's impact on American audiences. A former Mr. Belgium and champion kickboxer, Van Damme played an early version of the alien in <em>Predator</em>, but he was replaced. He broke out With <em>Bloodsport</em> and <em>Kickboxer</em>, '80s action classics that use the final boss conceit of video games to tell fight stories. Van Damme was unlike anyone else. His fight style was violent, but beautiful. After <em>Kickboxer</em> came out, every new Van Damme movie was an event. Teenagers loved him. He was a real-life version of their Mortal Kombat and Streetfighter 2 characters, a true&nbsp;martial artist who fought serious badasses. In <em>Kickboxer</em>, he fights a glass glove match, and in <em>Bloodsport</em>, he defeats Chong Li (Bolo Yeung), one of the great action villains. Van Damme was the strong, silent guy who didn't look like much, but he would kill you if you came after him. If my life depended on a fight to the death tournament of action heroes, Van Damme is my guy.</p> <p>'80s action resume: <em>No Retreat, No Surrender, Bloodsport, Black Eagle, Cyborg, Kickboxer</em></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="KwpzDgk_Iqf" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="KwpzDgk_Iqf"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/Xnt8Xxu5Zjax.jpg" title="Bloodsport poster" alt="Ranking the Greatest Action Stars of the 1980s" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">5. Mel Gibson</h3> <p>Gibson, the wide-eyed psycho of <em>Mad Max</em> fame,&nbsp;took things to another level in 1987's <em>Lethal Weapon</em>. Not only is it one of the best-titled action films ever made, <em>Weapon</em> gave us a maniacal hero in Gibson's Martin Riggs. That's really the key to Gibson that everyone forgets. He was <em>crazy</em>. And you believed it. It was the perfect combination of time and person. Gibson was the '80s. He was loud and brash and part of a new generation of Hollywood leading men willing to devote themselves to physical roles, as well as dramatic ones. Gibson wasn't a martial artist or a weapons expert, but he looked like the real thing double tapping bad guys or diving away from explosions. There as a wanton disregard for safety that accompanied Gibson's films and he made great ones in the '80s:</p> <p>80's action resume: <em>Gallipoli, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, Attack Force Z, The Year of Living Dangerously, The Bounty, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Lethal Weapon, Tequila Sunrise</em></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="52fmoosGNbH" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="52fmoosGNbH"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/fRRVtsPB4Wcx.jpg" title="Lethal Weapon" alt="The Top 9 Action Stars of the 1980s" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Joe Vetoe</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">4. Harrison Ford</h3> <p>Ford isn't really an action star. He's more of an adventure star. But why quibble? This is the guy who played&nbsp;Han Solo and Indiana Jones! He might&nbsp;be ranked number one if he killed more guys as Indiana, but that was not to be. His truest action flick might be <em>Blade Runner</em>, the Ridley Scott sci-fi classic. Any way you want to cut it, Ford's resume speaks for itself. The only reason he isn't the greatest action star ever is because people came to see his movies to see the movies, not so much the star. He never had the box office seduced like&nbsp;Stallone or Schwarzenegger. But Ford was a rumbler. He was as natural as a streetwise hustler (<em>Star Wars</em>) as he was as an intellectual archaeologist (<em>Indiana Jones</em>). Ford's characters would fight anyone, but dominate no one. He was a real guy fighting impossible odds.</p> <p>'80s action resume: <em>The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner, Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade</em></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="-XXiVIinvhh" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="-XXiVIinvhh"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/7j4OhLZexK0x.jpg" title="Indiana Jones poster" alt="Ranking the Baddest Action Stars of the 1980s" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">3. Jackie Chan</h3> <p>The <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hapkido">Hapkido </a>master, Jackie Chan is Hong Kong's greatest action star and one of the all time great physical actors from any country. Some of his moves are Buster Keaton-esque. Like Norris, Chan started in the movies by getting pummeled by Bruce Lee and he worked to set himself apart from the Legend. Where Lee flowed like water, Chan chopped, like an axe. He worked with Lo Wei and John Woo in the '70s and turned full action star in the '80s, appearing in classics like <em>The Young Master</em> and the <em>Police Story</em> films. Chan's willingness to perform his own stunts has earned him enormous respect among action fans. Like Sylvester Stallone, he directed himself in many movies, but Chan took action filmmaking&nbsp;to the next level. He did everything on his sets and his movies reflect the reckless method.</p> <p>'80s action resume: <em>The Young Master, The Big Brawl, The Cannonball Run, Dragon Lord, Project A, The Protecter, Wheels on Meals, Lucky Stars</em> trilogy, <em>Police Story, Armour of God, Dragons Forever, Police Story 2</em></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ATgTnspJ8mC" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="ATgTnspJ8mC"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/OdC8b6mNQV1x.jpg" title="Police Story poster" alt="Ranking the Baddest Action Stars of the 1980s" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">2. Sylvester Stallone</h3> <p>Stallone is the safe pick for greatest '80s action star. He made more action movies (11) than any&nbsp;American&nbsp;in the decade&nbsp;and most of them are&nbsp;mid to upper tier genre favorites. <em>First Blood</em> is an action classic and the <em>Rocky</em> sequels are endlessly rewatchable. Stallone devoted himself entirely to the action genre in the 80s. He worked out non-stop, transforming his body Mr. Universe-style and perfecting the 1000 yard stare that marks his two huge franchises (<em>Rambo, Rocky</em>). Stallone was a physical specimen. He came to embody&nbsp;the action star in the '80s with his long hair and greasy body, reflections of the personal gym craze taking over the country. There will never be another Stallone. He was wholly unique, an Italian-American from New York City who became an action star. His signature snarl, the result of slight facial paralysis, is the embodiment of the action genre.</p> <p>'80s action resume: <em>Nighthawks, Victory, Rocky III, First Blood, Rambo: First Blood II, Rocky IV, Cobra, Over the Top, Rambo III, Lock Up, Tango and Cash&nbsp;</em></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="eKOK31D_HPM" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="eKOK31D_HPM"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/k-i9DOT0-xOx.jpg" title="First Blood" alt="Ranking the Baddest Action Stars of the 1980s" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">1. Arnold Schwarzenegger</h3> <p>There's never been an actor whose films were more anticipated by the public. Schwarzenegger was a once in a lifetime phenomenon. He's the number one action star of the '80s for those reasons but also because taking him out of any of his movies immediately sinks them. Even <em>The Terminator</em>, which pivots on an incredible idea, wouldn't work without Schwarzenegger's raw physicality, his presence. One look at the guy and it's like, "Yeah, he's unstoppable." You can't say that about any other action star.</p> <p>Then: the voice. Schwarzenegger's accent is the stuff of legend. Everything he said was quotable, sometimes hilarious, always awesome. Forget the muscles and the cigar smoking, you couldn't wait to hear this guy speak. That's a rare thing for any actor. Schwarzenegger was the one. You could put him in any piece of crap movie and he would instantly make it watchable. That's why his great movies are really great. <em>Predator</em>, in my opinion is a horror masterpiece. <em>The Terminator</em> is a sci-fi masterpiece. And <em>Commando</em> is an '80s camp&nbsp;masterpiece. Schwarzenegger brings the action to all those films, piling bodies and&nbsp;growling&nbsp;one-liners. <em>This guy killed the Predator for chrissakes!</em>&nbsp; And there's a reason <a href="http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Rainier_Wolfcastle">Rainier Wolfcastle</a>&nbsp;wasn't based on Stallone. In fact, Schwarzenegger was like a cartoon with his awesome accent and ripped physique. Nobody ever looked better kicking someone's ass or killing them. His swagger was a reflection&nbsp;of 1980s America. He was John Wayne for a new generation.</p> <p>'80s action resume: <em>Conan the Barbarian, Conan the Destroyer, The Terminator, Commando, Raw Deal, Predator, The Running Man, Red Heat</em></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="UZH_b_rbyHw" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="UZH_b_rbyHw"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/SN3yg_B-2_-x.jpg" title="The Terminator poster" alt="Ranking the Baddest Action Stars of the 1980s" /></div> </div> </div> <p></p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:15:50 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Sylvester+Stallone/articles/a-iDy2mM0JX/Ranking+Baddest+Action+Stars+1980s a-iDy2mM0JX Here's Glorious Proof That *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys Are Making a Zombie Movie <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="7lkL9oO18rL" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="7lkL9oO18rL"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/C_1Js7LcOBFx.jpg" title="Nick Carter's Zombie Movie" alt="Here's Glorious Proof That *NSYNC/Backstreet Boys Zombie Movie Is Happening" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Instagram</div> </div> </div> <p>Hey, kids of the '90s. Let's forget&nbsp;about that infamous "rivalry" between our&nbsp;beloved Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC for a moment. Let's stop&nbsp;debating&nbsp;which lead singer was&nbsp;cuter (Justin Timberlake or Nick Carter) and&nbsp;who rocked frosted tips the best (though I think the winner is <a href="http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.33491!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/gallery_1200/gal-90s-n-sync-jpg.jpg">pretty clear</a>). Enough of that talk, though, because what I'm about to show&nbsp;you involves&nbsp;boy band aficionados&nbsp;of all varieties.&nbsp;</p> <p>Back in July, you may recall<a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/backstreet-boys-nsync-will-team-for-zombie-western-asylum-film-20150720"> a bit of news </a>about&nbsp;Nick Carter. Apparently, he's set to direct a futuristic horror movie for SyFy that involves&nbsp;a "ragtag band of gunslingers" fighting the&nbsp;zombie plague.&nbsp;It's called&nbsp;<em>Dead 7</em> and it stars his fellow BSB members plus The&nbsp;Lone *NSYNC-er Joey Fatone. From the sound of things,&nbsp;<em>Dead 7&nbsp;</em>is like <em>The Walking Dead</em> and&nbsp;<em>Sharknado</em> on boy band steroids. If you didn't believe the news when it broke last moth, here's proof of the film's&nbsp;existence.&nbsp;Seriously, WTF is happening? What world are we living in? Did I mention, WTF?&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="YMkU9836REv" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-version="4" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 658px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaagfbmveuiiii9pt0ehh4gib4hibkchbwchbwchbydr+jqaaaachrstlmaba4yhyqsm5jtamwaaadfsurbvdjl7zvbegmhcaqbaf//42xcnbpaqakcm0ftumfaaibe81iqbjds3ls6zs3bipb9wed3yyxfpmhrft8sgyrcp1x8ueuxlmznwelfoycv6mhwwwmzdpekhlhlw7nwjqkhc4uizphavdza2jpzudsbzzinae2s6owh8xpmx8g7zzgkeopuoyhvgz1tbcxmkd3kwnvbu0gkhkx+izilf77iofhry1nyfnb/lqpb79drwoyjva/davg9b/rlb4cc+nqgdz/tvbbbnr6gbreqn/nrmdgaqeej7whonozjf+y2i/fzou/qaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a href="https://instagram.com/p/6sF4uhuChE/" style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" target="_top">Early morning. Back to jack. #Dead7</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A photo posted by Nick Carter (@nickcarter) on</p> </div> </blockquote> <script async="" defer="defer" src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script> </div> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="0QZUd8Hj1Eq" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-version="4" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 658px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaagfbmveuiiii9pt0ehh4gib4hibkchbwchbwchbydr+jqaaaachrstlmaba4yhyqsm5jtamwaaadfsurbvdjl7zvbegmhcaqbaf//42xcnbpaqakcm0ftumfaaibe81iqbjds3ls6zs3bipb9wed3yyxfpmhrft8sgyrcp1x8ueuxlmznwelfoycv6mhwwwmzdpekhlhlw7nwjqkhc4uizphavdza2jpzudsbzzinae2s6owh8xpmx8g7zzgkeopuoyhvgz1tbcxmkd3kwnvbu0gkhkx+izilf77iofhry1nyfnb/lqpb79drwoyjva/davg9b/rlb4cc+nqgdz/tvbbbnr6gbreqn/nrmdgaqeej7whonozjf+y2i/fzou/qaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a href="https://instagram.com/p/6ibrhtOCsw/" style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" target="_top">@dannyroew and I in the directors seat. Watching @howie_dorough and @realjoeyfatone do their thing. #Dead7</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A photo posted by Nick Carter (@nickcarter) on</p> </div> </blockquote> <script async="" defer="defer" src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script> </div> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="hF85kILJTu6" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-version="4" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 658px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaagfbmveuiiii9pt0ehh4gib4hibkchbwchbwchbydr+jqaaaachrstlmaba4yhyqsm5jtamwaaadfsurbvdjl7zvbegmhcaqbaf//42xcnbpaqakcm0ftumfaaibe81iqbjds3ls6zs3bipb9wed3yyxfpmhrft8sgyrcp1x8ueuxlmznwelfoycv6mhwwwmzdpekhlhlw7nwjqkhc4uizphavdza2jpzudsbzzinae2s6owh8xpmx8g7zzgkeopuoyhvgz1tbcxmkd3kwnvbu0gkhkx+izilf77iofhry1nyfnb/lqpb79drwoyjva/davg9b/rlb4cc+nqgdz/tvbbbnr6gbreqn/nrmdgaqeej7whonozjf+y2i/fzou/qaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a href="https://instagram.com/p/6bm0VXrt3B/" style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" target="_top">Thank u patty and my new friend star the horse who was so cool. Day one shooting done so off to bed and back to evil tom.</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A photo posted by Aj mclean (@skulleeroz) on</p> </div> </blockquote> <script async="" defer="defer" src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script> </div> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="66fWFq4hves" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-version="4" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 658px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaagfbmveuiiii9pt0ehh4gib4hibkchbwchbwchbydr+jqaaaachrstlmaba4yhyqsm5jtamwaaadfsurbvdjl7zvbegmhcaqbaf//42xcnbpaqakcm0ftumfaaibe81iqbjds3ls6zs3bipb9wed3yyxfpmhrft8sgyrcp1x8ueuxlmznwelfoycv6mhwwwmzdpekhlhlw7nwjqkhc4uizphavdza2jpzudsbzzinae2s6owh8xpmx8g7zzgkeopuoyhvgz1tbcxmkd3kwnvbu0gkhkx+izilf77iofhry1nyfnb/lqpb79drwoyjva/davg9b/rlb4cc+nqgdz/tvbbbnr6gbreqn/nrmdgaqeej7whonozjf+y2i/fzou/qaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a href="https://instagram.com/p/6ezhS4Lty5/" style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" target="_top">Got something in my tooth.... Nevermind it's just flesh am a little bone! Must be leftover from that zombie I just made out with! Oh yeah I'm not effected by zombie blood on account I shoot up zombie blood for a while now so I'm immune to the virus! I guess I just love to play with my toys and have no remorse over it. I have to say "if it ain't dead it ain't worth it!" ........Johnny vermillion! Ps make sure to lock your doors and watch over you children! Johnny don't discriminate so if u gotta pulse your well, edible ! Goodnight all. Going back to sleep. -JV</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A photo posted by Aj mclean (@skulleeroz) on</p> </div> </blockquote> <script async="" defer="defer" src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script> </div> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="QvbLRJfaQWt" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-version="4" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 658px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaagfbmveuiiii9pt0ehh4gib4hibkchbwchbwchbydr+jqaaaachrstlmaba4yhyqsm5jtamwaaadfsurbvdjl7zvbegmhcaqbaf//42xcnbpaqakcm0ftumfaaibe81iqbjds3ls6zs3bipb9wed3yyxfpmhrft8sgyrcp1x8ueuxlmznwelfoycv6mhwwwmzdpekhlhlw7nwjqkhc4uizphavdza2jpzudsbzzinae2s6owh8xpmx8g7zzgkeopuoyhvgz1tbcxmkd3kwnvbu0gkhkx+izilf77iofhry1nyfnb/lqpb79drwoyjva/davg9b/rlb4cc+nqgdz/tvbbbnr6gbreqn/nrmdgaqeej7whonozjf+y2i/fzou/qaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a href="https://instagram.com/p/6dVrrGuCiR/" style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" target="_top">@realjoeyfatone @howie_dorough in #Dead7 #epic</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A photo posted by Nick Carter (@nickcarter) on</p> </div> </blockquote> <script async="" defer="defer" src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script> </div> <p>But wait, there's more. According to these social media&nbsp;pics, Jeff Timmons from&nbsp;98 Degrees, and Jacob Underwood, Trevor Penick, and Erik Michael Estrada from O-Town are also involved in the craziness.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="pZMSD_BizDx" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-version="4" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 658px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaagfbmveuiiii9pt0ehh4gib4hibkchbwchbwchbydr+jqaaaachrstlmaba4yhyqsm5jtamwaaadfsurbvdjl7zvbegmhcaqbaf//42xcnbpaqakcm0ftumfaaibe81iqbjds3ls6zs3bipb9wed3yyxfpmhrft8sgyrcp1x8ueuxlmznwelfoycv6mhwwwmzdpekhlhlw7nwjqkhc4uizphavdza2jpzudsbzzinae2s6owh8xpmx8g7zzgkeopuoyhvgz1tbcxmkd3kwnvbu0gkhkx+izilf77iofhry1nyfnb/lqpb79drwoyjva/davg9b/rlb4cc+nqgdz/tvbbbnr6gbreqn/nrmdgaqeej7whonozjf+y2i/fzou/qaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a href="https://instagram.com/p/6YS9BEHsZw/" style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" target="_top">Getting ready for a boyband throw down! @Trevor_Penick @JeffTimmons @realjoeyfatone @skulleeroz</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A photo posted by Jacob Underwood (@jacobunderwood7) on</p> </div> </blockquote> <script async="" defer="defer" src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script> </div> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="9Yrl_DQIIRx" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Spend your time with the people you love to be around. If it's meant to be it will be. My 2cents to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/1dsplit?src=hash">#1dsplit</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Dead7?src=hash">#Dead7</a> <a href="http://t.co/VUuRuTTgae">pic.twitter.com/VUuRuTTgae</a></p> &mdash; Nick Carter (@nickcarter) <a href="https://twitter.com/nickcarter/status/636306949332582400">August 25, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>Hey, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/joey-fatone-backstreet-bo_n_5169674.html">whatever pays the bills</a>, amirite guys? Plus, at the end of the day, you know I'll watch whatever you put in front of me. #BoyBandsForever.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p></p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:07:15 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/For+The+Win/articles/AboP4Na6vl9/Glorious+Proof+NSYNC+Backstreet+Boys+Making AboP4Na6vl9 This Harry Potter Inspired Classroom Is the Stuff Dreams Are Made Of <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="JJKwPMbM61y" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="JJKwPMbM61y"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/aIu04pr03kDl.jpg" title="Hogwarts" alt="This Harry Potter Inspired Classroom Is the Stuff Dreams Are Made Of" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Stephanie Stevens</div> </div> </div> <p>Dumbledore's got some stiff competition!</p> <p>Stephanie Stevens, an Oklahoma special education teacher at James L. Capps Middle School, transformed her classroom into a Hogwarts inspired learning center fit for a wizard (or a lucky muggle).&nbsp;</p> <p>No detail went unnoticed, as she managed to squeeze a Platform 9 3/4, flying keys, potion shelf, prefect desk, stuffed animal version of Fluffy (the three-headed dog), and faux fireplace into a once-bland room with only desks and chairs.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out the photos of her impressive decorating skills&nbsp;below. The real question is: how do we pull a Billy Madison and enroll?&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="BrscPg1KUqX" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="BrscPg1KUqX"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/gEwanj6wNoqx.jpg" title="gEwanj6wNoqx" alt="None" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="IiNzu8_jG_M" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="IiNzu8_jG_M"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/Mi0IzFM-1jMx.jpg" title="Mi0IzFM-1jMx" alt="None" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="oDlFp8takZs" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="oDlFp8takZs"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/_KfCbzD4Pawx.jpg" title="_KfCbzD4Pawx" alt="None" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="BObcLnRNSIt" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="BObcLnRNSIt"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/CdWGb4ZyukAx.jpg" title="CdWGb4ZyukAx" alt="None" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="2XiLO7Leziq" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="2XiLO7Leziq"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/iO2Cw0RvKoUx.jpg" title="iO2Cw0RvKoUx" alt="None" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="Nbe4_PFQMom" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Nbe4_PFQMom"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/T2nhZdDEAHdx.jpg" title="T2nhZdDEAHdx" alt="None" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="vNGkR5dZCie" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="vNGkR5dZCie"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/fiJmwmqwdogx.jpg" title="fiJmwmqwdogx" alt="None" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="KtSO7g06vvX" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="KtSO7g06vvX"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/DAOkJ-YDz9Yx.jpg" title="DAOkJ-YDz9Yx" alt="None" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="-ygZyIRD5vT" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="-ygZyIRD5vT"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/VFIOj5iBTm_x.jpg" title="VFIOj5iBTm_x" alt="None" /></div> </div> </div> <p>All photos courtesy of Stephanie Stevens.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:35:31 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/For+The+Win/articles/B6z3M5ukQKM/Harry+Potter+Inspired+Classroom+Stuff+Dreams B6z3M5ukQKM OMG! Taylor Swift Brought Lisa Kudrow On Stage to Sing 'Smelly Cat' <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="t5oFvs9sNkf" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="t5oFvs9sNkf"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/hLSP1hP91Oal.jpg" title="Friends" alt="OMG! Taylor Swift Brought Lisa Kudrow On Stage to Sing 'Smelly Cat' " /></div> <div class="below attribution">YouTube.com/ShineMedia</div> </div> </div> <p>Sure, <a href="/Taylor+Swift">Taylor Swift</a> has featured a bevy of Hollywood A-listers like Chris Rock, Ellen DeGeneres, and Uzo Aduba during her recent tour stop at L.A.'s Staples Center, but she totally outdid herself by having <span class="strikethrough">Phoebe Buffay</span> Lisa Kudrow on stage to sing her iconic song, "Smelly Cat," from <em>Friends</em>. &nbsp;</p> <p>It's no secret that Swift is obsessed with cats (she has two) and it's no secret that her audience is obsessed with the hit series that made Kudrow a household name.</p> <p>Check out the clips below and relish the best Throwback Thursday you'll see in a while. We seriously have no idea how T-Swizzle is ever going to top this one!&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="O8wqLWEKvt7" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/uj7V-VhnKus" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="lfyycnK300p" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Another clip of Taylor and Lisa singing Smelly Cat! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/1989TourLA?src=hash">#1989TourLA</a> <a href="http://t.co/hYpjzl6QKY">pic.twitter.com/hYpjzl6QKY</a> 📹 : <a href="https://twitter.com/TSwiftOnTour">@TSwiftOnTour</a></p> &mdash; 1989 Tour Updates (@1989TUpdates) <a href="https://twitter.com/1989TUpdates/status/636780608962871297">August 27, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p></p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 06:36:32 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Taylor+Swift/articles/rLHcJEPAVgJ/OMG+Taylor+Swift+Brought+Lisa+Kudrow+Stage rLHcJEPAVgJ A 'Sons of Anarchy' Spinoff Based on the Mayans Motorcycle Club Is in Development <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="SUa-ypIDyp4" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="SUa-ypIDyp4"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/EJBF7mgFp-1x.jpg" title="A Sons of Anarchy Spinoff Is Coming" alt="A 'Sons of Anarchy' Spinoff Based on the Mayans Motorcycle Club Is in Development" /></div> <div class="below attribution">FX</div> </div> </div> <p>Charming's&nbsp;hometown rivals might be getting their own primetime slot.</p> <p><em>Sons of Anarchy</em>&nbsp;creator&nbsp;<a href="/Kurt+Sutter">Kurt Sutter</a>&nbsp;is presently dreaming up a&nbsp;spinoff that will&nbsp;illustrate&nbsp;the misadventures&nbsp;of the Mayans Motorcycle Club. This project is likely brought to us in part due to the FX hit's monstrous ratings; <em>SoA's</em>&nbsp;December 2014 finale saw 9.26 million viewers, a record for the network only rivaled by its previous sixth season.</p> <p>The Mayans Motorcycle Club was&nbsp;indeed a force to be reckoned with all their own, catapulting possible plot continuations to unseen heights. A Mexican-American collective dependent on heroin and fast living, we last saw the crew partnering up with&nbsp;the&nbsp;Sons in effort to keep their respective businesses running. Front and center was <a href="/Emilio+Rivera">Emilio Rivera</a>, who played Marcus Alvarez, president of the MMC.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="grhVvn52wpA" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="grhVvn52wpA"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/cskPW5gbhXbl.jpg" title="Emilio Rivera" alt="A 'Sons of Anarchy' Spinoff Based on the Mayans Motorcycle Club Is in Development" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>While no depiction of the Mayans&nbsp;would be the same without the star, time might be a tad tight. He has committed to <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0729256/">three films</a>&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;<em>Bluegrass Run</em>, <em>Purgatory</em>, and <em>Badsville,&nbsp;</em>spanning the next two years.</p> <p>Surely, many pressures come with building&nbsp;a spinoff that might live up to the badboy behemoth that is <em>Sons</em>. We wish Sutter all the best.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="X0OnHYSEXvz" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="X0OnHYSEXvz"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/PF173bO3Dm3x.gif" title="Sons of Anarchy" alt="A 'Sons of Anarchy' Spinoff Based on the Mayans Motorcycle Club Is in Development" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Giphy</div> </div> </div> <p></p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 01:07:29 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/TV+News/articles/MdEkzyUhHXP/Sons+Anarchy+Spinoff+Based+Mayans+Motorcycle MdEkzyUhHXP Uber Talented Makeup Artist Turns Herself into a Human-Husky Hybrid <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="33Au0s73BtP" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="33Au0s73BtP"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/1adEz31FPpsx.jpg" title="Makeup Artists Turns Herself into a Husky" alt="Ultra Talented Makeup Artist Turns Herself into a Husky " /></div> <div class="below attribution">YouTube</div> </div> </div> <p>A woman going by the name <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3ODBmP_rsKYpEjpU9i6B1A">Ilana Makeup Artist</a>&nbsp;is taking to YouTube to demonstrate her remarkable makeup skills. Eyeshadow, you say? Lipliner, you say? Not exactly.</p> <p>Ilana can turn herself into the most realistic human husky you've ever seen.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="UNA8FgxfEbK" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="UNA8FgxfEbK"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/MYsi2p2KH3mx.jpg" title="Ilana Makeup Artist" alt="Ultra-Talented Makeup Artist Turns Herself into a Human-Husky Hybrid" /></div> <div class="below attribution">YouTube</div> </div> </div> <p>Now is the time to ask ourselves: How realistic is too realistic? When do we know to let real&nbsp;huskies lie? And, what else can she do with that foundation?</p> <p>Though Ilana's channel provides very little information on her background, aesthetic training, and lifestyle, we're willing to bet that the talented woman has had more than one paying gig. Here's what she looks like sans canine face:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="wsEyioJ5Sd5" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="wsEyioJ5Sd5"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/ygMwAEra2k8x.jpg" title="Ilana Makeup Artist" alt="Ultra Talented Makeup Artist Turns Herself into a Husky " /></div> <div class="below attribution">YouTube</div> </div> </div> <p>The artist's abilities are not relegated to those of the lupine variety; she also posts clips&nbsp;on her 3K subscriber channel like the one below, where she's transformed herself into a shockingly convincing human statue.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="5SHaDf0W9SW" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="5SHaDf0W9SW"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/JQ5d5rH-SItx.jpg" title="Ilana Makeup Artist as a Statue" alt="Ultra Talented Makeup Artist Turns Herself into a Husky " /></div> <div class="below attribution">YouTube</div> </div> </div> <p>For more of Ilana's work, head over to her <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3ODBmP_rsKYpEjpU9i6B1A">YouTube channel</a>&nbsp;and hand her the subscription she so rightly deserves.</p> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:30:52 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/For+The+Win/articles/KpbFmdTLRSL/Uber+Talented+Makeup+Artist+Turns+Herself KpbFmdTLRSL Watch the Commercial for Banksy's 'Dismaland' <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="8_5Kdj7i5If" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="8_5Kdj7i5If"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/LhzVVw_ean3x.jpg" title="Cinderella" alt="Banksy's Dismaland Now Has an Official Commercial" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Dismaland</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">M</span>illions of fans hold Disney near and dear to their hearts, so we're not sure exactly how everyone will react to Banksy's latest project &mdash; an operational amusement park that's sort of a Bizarro world Disneyland. Dubbed "Dismaland," the faux park art installation now has an official ad parodying Disneyland's own commercials.</p> <p>The park itself parodies its more famous counterpart's castle with a crumbling husk of a fairytale structure that looks like it could cave in at any moment. Instead of rides, children get to spend their time waiting uncomfortably in line to get through a security checkpoint. And this park's version of Cinderella has been posed sprawling, possibly lifeless, out the window of her crashed&nbsp;pumpkin carriage as paparazzi photographers snap and flash away.</p> <p>The whole park, which started out as a secret project,&nbsp;is open to the public now, and is planned to stay open through most of September. It's located in Weston-super-Mare in Somerset,&nbsp;England, but good luck getting in. Banksy fans have been clamoring for tickets and waiting in&nbsp;<em>very</em> long lines to see the park. Here's the park's <a href="http://www.dismaland.co.uk/">official web site</a>&nbsp;if you're interested.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="-UGBS1UCSMV" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="600" height="338" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/V2NG-MgHqEk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="DS8XzVKmNlt" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="DS8XzVKmNlt"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/G-QaYhBW7Oyx.jpg" title="Dismaland" alt="Banksy's Dismaland Now Has an Official Commercial" /></div> <div class="below attribution">From Dismaland.co.uk</div> </div> </div> <p></p> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:53:55 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/For+The+Win/articles/BVyqMp4Sk4d/Watch+Commercial+Banksy+Dismaland BVyqMp4Sk4d Backstreet's Back: Nick Carter Joins the Cast of 'Dancing With the Stars' <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="DHr7BKlc8ez" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="DHr7BKlc8ez"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/_v7EqrcD1fEl.jpg" title="Nick Carter" alt="Backstreet's Back: Nick Carter Joins the Cast of 'Dancing With the Stars'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/nick-carter-joins-dancing-with-the-stars-season-21-cast-im-excited-2015268">According to <em>Us Weekly</em></a>, <a href="/Nick+Carter">Nick Carter</a>, the youngest member of the infamous <a href="/Backstreet+Boys">Backstreet Boys</a>, is the latest addition to Season 21 of <em><a href="/Dancing+With+the+Stars">Dancing With the Stars</a></em>. Carter has always been a fan favorite, and he's no stranger to dancing. This means&nbsp; his chances of winning the Mirrorball Trophy are pretty high.</p> <p>&ldquo;I'm excited,&rdquo; Carter told <em>Us Weekly</em> after the announcement was made. He also posted a&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/nickcarter/status/636527911432916993">cheeky tweet</a>.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="TZVLpKgFpCV" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">You ain't seen nothing yet. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DWTS?src=hash">#DWTS</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/DancingABC">@DancingABC</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NickCarterDWTS?src=hash">#NickCarterDWTS</a> <a href="http://t.co/qfg4FcPxWl">pic.twitter.com/qfg4FcPxWl</a></p> &mdash; Nick Carter (@nickcarter) <a href="https://twitter.com/nickcarter/status/636527911432916993">August 26, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>In the past, Carter turned down the opportunity four times before finally accepting it for the latest season. So who changed his mind this time around? <a href="/Joey+Fatone">Joey Fatone</a>, member of rival boy band <a href="/*NSYNC">*NSYNC</a>, talked Carter into signing up for the hit reality show. The two singers have developed a friendship over the past few years, and Fatone also participated in Seasons 4 and 15 of <em>DTWS</em>.</p> <p>&ldquo;He talks about it all the time and I was really debating if I wanted to do it, and he said, 'It's a great experience, it keeps you in shape and it'll teach you a lot of stuff,'&rdquo; Carter revealed. &ldquo;He said, 'You'll get what you put into it.' And I'm a hard worker, so I think it'll be fun.&rdquo;</p> <p>But there's also a bit of sibling rivalry involved. <a href="/Aaron+Carter">Aaron Carter</a>, Nick Carter's younger brother, finished in fifth place during Season 9 of <em>DTWS</em>.</p> <p>&ldquo;My brother was on it; he did great; and he's a great little dancer and entertainer so I saw it through his eyes throughout that experience,&rdquo; said the former Backstreet Boy. &ldquo;And there's a lot of competitiveness in me and I think there's a little something inside of me that says, 'Okay, I'm going to go there and represent the Carter name and do even better than he did!'&rdquo;</p> <p>ABC announced the names of some other cast members, including <a href="/Bindi+Irwin">Bindi Irwin</a>―the 17 year-old daughter of the late <a href="/Steven+Irwin">Steven Irwin</a>. &ldquo;This is completely different to anything I've ever done in my life. I'm used to wrangling crocodiles!&rdquo; she&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/bindi-irwin-dancing-with-the-stars-season-21-cast-details-2015248">said</a> on <em>Good Morning America</em>.</p> <p>E! News <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/689962/paula-deen-is-joining-dancing-with-the-stars-y-all-plus-find-out-which-music-legend-is-also-in">reports</a>&nbsp;that <a href="/Victor+Espinoza">Victor Espinoza</a>, who won the Triple Crown in 2015 for horse racing, will also be part of the show, along with former Food Network star, <a href="/Paul+Deen">Paul Deen</a>. Last year, Deen turned down the offer because it was&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/paula-deen-joins-dancing-with-the-stars-season-21-cast-2015268">&ldquo;not appropriate for her.&rdquo;</a> Grammy-winning musician <a href="/Chaka+Khan">Chaka Khan</a> is looking to make her mark on the dance floor as well.</p> <p><em>Dancing With the Stars</em> will premiere on Monday, September 14th at 8 p.m. on ABC. This season is going to be out of control.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="QG9ZMUk9r6U" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="QG9ZMUk9r6U"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/m-jVuBnDqu3x.gif" title="Paula Deen" alt="Backstreet's Back: Nick Carter Joins the Cast of 'Dancing With the Stars'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Giphy</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="9mUDOvFJokG" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="9mUDOvFJokG"><img src="https://media.giphy.com/media/MHbxQaZ4mJ6da/giphy.gif" title="Nick Carter" alt="Backstreet's Back: Nick Carter Joins the Cast of 'Dancing With the Stars'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Giphy</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="//www.pinterest.com/pin/create/extension/" style="height: 20px; width: 40px; position: absolute; opacity: 0.85; z-index: 8675309; display: none; cursor: pointer; background-color: transparent; background-image: url('data:image/png;base64,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');"></a></p> <p><a href="//www.pinterest.com/pin/create/extension/" style="height: 20px; width: 40px; position: absolute; opacity: 0.85; z-index: 8675309; display: none; cursor: pointer; background-color: transparent; background-image: url('data:image/png;base64,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');"></a></p> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:01:48 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Backstreet+Boys/articles/QbV--RpcLEs/Backstreet+Back+Nick+Carter+Joins+Cast+Dancing QbV--RpcLEs Remember Rayanne from 'My So-Called Life'? She's a Countess in England Now <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="-hMYCxLmot1" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="-hMYCxLmot1"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/fIALwc-fGjVl.jpg" title="My So-Called Life" alt="Remember Rayanne from 'My So-Called Life'? Well, She's a Countess Now" /></div> <div class="below attribution">ABC</div> </div> </div> <p>Remember Rayanne Graff, a.k.a the somewhat promiscuous, free-spirited teen in <em>My So-Called Life</em>?&nbsp;It turns out&nbsp;the actress who&nbsp;portrayed Angela's (Claire Danes) best friend in the beloved '90s TV drama, <a href="/A.J.+Langer">A.J. Langer</a>, is now a countess in England. Well, it&nbsp;looks like Danes and Jared Leto both have&nbsp;some&nbsp;competition in the&nbsp;Most Successful Alum department.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to <em><a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/aj-langer-my-so-called-life-rayanne-countess-of-devon-2015258">Us Magazine</a></em>, the actress' new title comes by way of marriage, of course. She met&nbsp;Charles Courtenay, heir to the Earldom of Devon, at a Las Vegas bar in 2002 and tied the knot two years later. When Charles' father recently passed on Aug. 18, he became the Earl of Devon and Langer his countess. Oh, yeah...</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="78Vf8VoMFQs" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="78Vf8VoMFQs"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/BrNLdW9XA6fx.gif" title="AJ Langer" alt="Remember Rayanne from 'My So-Called Life'? Well, She's a Countess Now" /></div> </div> </div> <p>The pair now get to live in the swanky&nbsp;Powderham castle in Exeter, England. It's a 14th-century manor southwest of London that's fit for the earls and countesses of&nbsp;<em>Downton Abbey</em>.&nbsp;</p> <p>"Am I royalty now? No, I am not royalty. We don't use the titles in our daily lives," she said in a <a href="http://breezymama.com/2009/09/03/aj-langer/">2009 interview</a>. "They are there and we respect the history that gave rise to them, but in our reality we're just a normal family."</p> <p>Well, there you have it. And remember, kids,&nbsp;when you meet someone in Sin City always ask if they own a castle&nbsp;&mdash; if you're into that kind of thing.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="gp3HoTnFprU" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="600" height="450" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tjomfZoBNqc?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:59:56 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/A.J.+Langer/articles/TLgVveRCH8c/Remember+Rayanne+My+Called+Life+Countess+England TLgVveRCH8c