Push-Up Contest With Beauty And The Beast Villain

Here’s a video that seems to be going around the internet. It is a video of a push up contest with Gaston at Disney World.

DisneyWiki: “Gaston (Meaning, “from Gascony” in French, a real life area in France) is the main antagonist of Disney’s 1991 film, Beauty and the Beast. He is voiced by Richard White.”

The text along with the YouTube video states:

“If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if you challenged Gaston to a push-up contest.
(Yes, I know, it’s vertical. I beg the forgiveness of the internet.)

“…When my brother and I go to the Disney parks (which we love), one of our goals every time we enter is to make someone’s day, even if it’s just one person. Hopefully we’ve been able to do that on a little larger scale; and, hopefully again, in a way of which Walt would be proud.”

Video by Blake Platt.

Hugh Jackman In Broadway Play ‘The River’

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The Salt Lake Tribune States that before Hugh Jackman could appear in his current Broadway play, “The River,” he had to learn his lines, get into his character and do something he’s never done before: gut a fish.

His character is a fisherman who pulls out a real 3-pound sea trout, cuts it open with a fearsome knife, removes the internal organs, chops a fennel bulb, slips lemon slices into the skin and seasons the flesh before popping the dish in a fake oven.

It’s a mesmerizing scene and Jackman — the man who plays the sharp-clawed Wolverine in the movies — seems completely at ease as he unhurriedly prepares the fish like a Food Network veteran.

He wasn’t always so calm.

“I was originally a little nervous about it,” said Jackman over lunch in Manhattan.

“I’d never done it before and I knew it had to look like he’d been doing it his whole life.”

The Tribune state that Jackman did what any actor worth his salt does: he consulted chefs and practiced. He originally planned to gut a fish every day for months until it became second nature, but he was told that it was better to gut 40 in a single session.

He got out his knives and made fish fillets and fish sticks and fish soup. “There are fish cakes still frozen in my freezer,” he said, laughing. “No one’s having fish at my house for a long time.”

The scene comes in the middle of Jez Butterworth’s enigmatic play about love and repetition. Various women from the fisherman’s past enter and leave his remote fishing cabin, warping time and space.

“I think the more poetically you take the piece, and less literally you take the piece, the deeper you go with it,” Jackman said. “Ultimately, I think it’s a play that just spoke to me and my heart. I read it and I was like, ‘Wow. There’s something very true and real and honest about connection, about loss, about the search in life.’ That’s something that I’ve always had.”

Jackman, who plays the pirate Blackbeard in next year’s “Pan” and said he’s close to starring in an original movie musical about P.T. Barnum, threw himself into the new play. He spoke to memory experts and read works by psychotherapist Carl Jung.

To nail the fish preparation scene, Jackman consulted with a master — chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

“Perfect,” he said when his plate arrives over lunch with AP writer Mark Kennedy.  “I really love going to a three-star Michelin restaurant and they say, ‘You really must try the marmalade with your peanut butter.’”

“The River,” at Circle in the Square Theatre, has been a sellout, in part to Jackman’s star power. But even with his comfort in front of an audience, the fish-gutting scene didn’t go too smoothly when he first performed it, despite all the practice.

“I’ll admit: The first time I did it, I remember thinking, ‘My heart rate is about 75 beats a minute,’” said Jackman. Things got worse when he cut his thumb.

Khloe Kardashian Posts Cryptic Instagram Amidst French Montana Cheating Rumors

According to Celebuzz, Khloe Kardashian posted a very cryptic message on Instagram.

There’s been a lot of rumors going around about Kardashian and her on-again/off-again boyfriend, French Montana. While the two seemed like they were together just a few weeks ago, things have gotten complicated.

Montana was spotted with another girl, and cheating rumors are going around. Amidst the rumors, Kardashian just posted something to Instagram that’s definitely raising eyebrows.

Khloe Kardashian Lamar Odom Message

Kardashian and Montana got together earlier this year, but they split in September.

The couple recently got back together, and cameras caught them dancing at Kendall Jenner’s birthday.

After getting back together, an episode aired of Kourtney & Khloe Take the Hamptons that showed Kardashian revealing that she still wants to be married to her ex, Lamar Odom.

Since that episode aired, we haven’t seen Kardashian and Montana together.  Though we did see Montana with Kim Kardashian in Dubai, the two took photos together. But, rumor has it that Montana took pictures with her just to make it look like they were hanging out, when he might’ve actually been with another girl.

After his trip to Dubai, cameras caught Montana with another girl at LAX airport. Montana made some interesting comments to cameras, saying he wouldn’t get a prenup if he married a girl with a lot of money. Now, Kardashian just posted an interesting Instagram, in the photo.

‘Interstellar’ Reviews

According to MTV News, there are new reviews of Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” on the web. The majority agree that it’s a film of big ambitions, but are split on how well the story’s complex thematic aspirations land.

MTV News:  “Thankfully, most (if not all) of the reviews keep things nicely spoiler-free, so if you’re interested to hear what people are saying, click through to read the full write-ups of the review blurbed below.”

The three reviews below are entirely spoiler-free.

“Feeling very much like Christopher Nolan’s personal response to his favorite film, ’2001: A Space Odyssey,’ this grandly conceived and executed epic tries to give equal weight to intimate human emotions and speculation about the cosmos, with mixed results, but is never less than engrossing, and sometimes more than that.” — Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

“An enormous undertaking that, like all the director’s best work, manages to feel handcrafted and intensely personal, ‘Interstellar’ reaffirms Nolan as the premier big-canvas storyteller of his generation, more than earning its place alongside ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ ’2001,’ ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ and ‘Gravity’ in the canon of Hollywood’s visionary sci-fi head trips.” — Scott Foundas, Variety

“There are so many frustrating flaws in this enormously cerebral, wonderfully hopeful and massively ambitious movie. If good intentions were enough to make a movie a masterpiece, ‘Interstellar’ would be the greatest work of Nolan’s career. That said, even with its many flaws, Interstellar is an often gorgeous, expertly put-together movie that demands to be seen on the biggest possible screen.” — Devin Faraci, Badass Digest

Is 2014 Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary?

GreenGirl1The original Star Trek TV series came out in 1966, but what about the show’s origins?

The show’s pilot was called “The Cage” and had a copyright date of 1964.

“The Cage” was filmed at Desilu Productions’ studio (now known as Culver Studios) in Culver City, California, from November 27 to mid-December 1964.

Post-production work (pick-up shots, editing, scoring, special photographic and sound effects) continued to January 18, 1965.

According to Wikipedia, “The Cage” had many of the features of the eventual series, but there were numerous differences. The Captain of the starship USS Enterprise was not James T. Kirk, but Christopher Pike (played by Jeffrey Hunter).”

Spock was present, but not as First Officer. That role was taken by a character known only as Number One, played by Majel Barrett.

Spock was played by Leonard Nimoy and had the first line in all of Star Trek: “Check the circuit!” followed by, “Can’t be the screen then.”

Susan Oliver played the part of Star Trek’s original Orion Green Girl, part of her role as “Vina” in the original 1964 pilot.

NBC reportedly called the pilot “too cerebral,” “too intellectual,” and “too slow” with “not enough action.”  Sources claim it was also too sexy.

Rather than rejecting the series outright, though, the network commissioned—in an unusual, and at the time unprecedented, move—a second pilot. This was accepted and Star Trek: The Original Series began production.

Footage from “The Cage” was also “recycled” and used in a show called “The Menagerie” during the first season.

Miley Cyrus No Longer Twerking

Miley Cyrus is now no longer twerking – she now does the Nae Nae.  She stated that her dancers, the L.A. Bakers, taught her the nae nae, though it was created by the Atlanta-based group WeAreToonz.  She recently explained it on the Australian show Sunrise.

Video by Joslyn Davis.