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Published: Monday, August 07, 2017 @ 8:00 AM
— Where do you go when you have to outfit the Night’s Watch? There’s no other place than IKEA, apparently.
A former costume designer for the hit HBO series said they had to hit up IKEA for affordable furs used in "Game of Thrones,” NME reported.
Michael Clapton had a talk last year that is coming to light.
Clapton claims that the capes were IKEA rugs that were cut, shaved and dyed for the show, Quartz reported.
She said the budget for each episode is the same no matter what’s being shot, so the financial restrictions force costumers to get creative.
Click here to see the talk from the Getty Museum. The discussion about IKEA hits at 27:30.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 1:18 AM
— Fans of “Scarface” were more than happy to say hello to their little friends Thursday.
Members from the 1983 movie -- known for its violence and profanity, and a cult classic -- had a reunion at the Tribeca Film Festival, The New York Daily News reported. Al Pacino, who played Cuban immigrant-turned-drug-lord Tony Montana, appeared with co-stars Michelle Pfeiffer and Steven Bauer and director Brian De Palma to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the film.
The role of Montana is one of the iconic acting leads for Pacino, 77, who starred in “The Godfather,” “The Godfather: Part II,” “Serpico,” and “Dog Day Afternoon.” His signature line before spraying bullets at men attempting to break into his office -- “Say hello to my little friend” -- is a pop culture staple.
Pacino told the audience that the line — written by screenwriter Oliver Stone — never gets old.
“What you mean, ‘Say hello to my little friend?’” he repeated to the audience when asked about how the quote still resonates.
Pfeiffer, 59, was coming off her first leading role from 1982’s “Grease 2” when she took the role of Montana’s wife, Elvira Hancock, in “Scarface.” She said Thursday that she learned a great deal from Pacino and still protects her characters “at all costs,” the Daily News reported.
“I have always tried to emulate that, and I tried to be polite about it, but I think that that's what really makes great acting,” Pfeiffer said.
During a question-and-answer session, Pfeiffer was asked what her weight was when she played the Elvira character. During the movie, her drug-addict character gets thinner as the plot deepens. The question was received with boos from the audience, the Daily News reported.
"Well, OK, I don’t know (what my weight was)," Pfeiffer said. "I literally had members of the crew bringing me bagels, because they were all worried about me and how thin I was getting. I think I was living on tomato soup and Marlboros,.”
At the #Scarface 35th anniversary panel, the moderator was booed when he asked Michelle Pfeiffer how much she weighed while shooting the movie. Pfeiffer didn’t give a number, but said she “was living off tomato soup and Marlboros.” #tribeca2018 pic.twitter.com/GKl9hOvlze— Carly Mallenbaum (@ThatGirlCarly) April 20, 2018
Pacino told the audience that the movie was his own idea, inspired by watching the 1932 movie of the same name, the Daily News reported.
"Bombast was part of what we were trying to say with the movie," Pacino said. "It was bigger than life."
De Palma said the acting from “Scarface” still blows him away.
"The amazing thing about is seeing this movie again and again is the amazing performances," he said.
Pacino said he had a hunch the movie -- and his role -- would be special.
Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 1:40 PM
MUSCAT, Oman — Swedish DJ Avicii was found dead Friday in Oman, his publicist confirmed. He was 28.
Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 6:14 PM
— Avicii, one of the biggest names in dance music was found dead Friday in Oman, a Middle Eastern country.
“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” a statement from his publicist said. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”
The DJ made hits collaborating with Rita Ora, Aloe Blacc, Madonna and others. Here are some things to know about the late artist.
He was born in Stockholm
Avicii was born in 1989 to Anki Liden, a Swedish actress, and Klas Bergling. According to a 2013 GQ profile, he got his start remixing songs and posting them on music blogs. His first DJ job was for a school prom.
“It’s been a very crazy journey.” Avicii told The Hollywood Reporter in 2016. “I started producing when I was 16. I started touring when I was 18. From that point on, I just jumped into it 100 percent.”
His DJ name was inspired by a friend
A GQ profile on Avicii revealed that a friend told him Avici was a level of Buddhist hell. From there, he took on the name but added an extra “i” because Avici was already taken on MySpace.
He became mainstream with a song that sampled Etta James
Avicii’s 2011 song “Levels” samples Etta James’ “Something’s Got a Hold on Me.” The song was nominated for a Grammy and reached No. 2 on Billboard's hot dance/electronic songs and dance/mix show airplay chart.
His biggest hit set records
Avicii’s 2013 single “Wake Me Up”, which has vocals from Aloe Blacc, spent 26 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s hot dance/electronic songs chart. It held the record for the longest weeks at the top spot until 2014, when The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” stayed No. 1 for 27 weeks. The song also topped the alternative songs, pop songs, adult pop songs and adult alternative songs charts. The music video for the song has more than 1 billion views on YouTube.
He retired from touring in 2016 due to health problems
“To me it was something I had to do for my health,” Avicii told The Hollywood Reporter. “The scene was not for me. It was not the shows and not the music. It was always the other stuff surrounding it that never came naturally to me. All the other parts of being an artist.”
His health problems included acute pancreatitis, which later led him to cancel shows in 2014 when he had his gallbladder and appendix removed.
Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 11:12 AM
Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 11:12 AM
Even fans who weren’t able to attend the Piano and a Microphone shows can get a glimpse into what the acoustic sets were like.
Audio of the singer’s final public concert remains online via a recording that has been uploaded to Soundcloud.