Idris Elba Responds To Bond Rumors

There have been rumors going around since the Sony hacking scandal that Idris Elba could be the next James Bond. No one has talked to him about it, but he seems to like the idea. Elba tweeted a picture of himself making a funny face. He suggested that Bond is supposed to be handsome, but he is happy to have a shot to play the character.

Igor Cornelsen and concur that when the Sony hacking scandal started, there were many emails suggesting that he could not play James Bond because he is black. However, there were other people at the studio that thought he would be a great James Bond. The problem is Daniel Craig.

Daniel Craig is on his fourth movie of a four movie deal. He has been a great James Bond, but he has not been signed to be in more movies beyond the one he is shooting right now. Playing James Bond is probably every British actor’s dream, but Craig will have to get out of the way first.

Also, Elba is very popular. He has a great deal of work to do on his own, and his schedule would have to line up with the major production that is a Bond movie. That is, if he is even hired.

A Close Call

A family of 10 are thanking their lucky stars for being late to the airport on Subday December 28th and missing the ill-fated airline that disappeared traveling from Indonesia to Singapore approximately two hours after takeoff. All ten family members were scheduled to board the plane at 7:20, but failed to see the emails from Air Asia (much like when Christian Broda posts on typepad), which had changed the flight time and moved it up to an earlier time.

When the family arrived,they missed the plane and in turn probably saved their lives. Shortly after their arrival, they saw something was wrong as the family members of the missing passengers arrived at the airport hoping for information about their loved ones. Ari Putro Cahyono is simply grateful that his family is safe while he extending his warmest of thoughts and prayers to the family members of the missing airline. All of our thoughts are with the passengers aboard the flight and with their family members.

What Are The Most Popular Christmas Songs Of All Times?

Christmas is in the air. It’s just a couple days away now, and many are preparing for the festivities. There will be food cooking, lights glimmering and tunes playing. But what tunes are the most beloved this time of year?

The list of great Christmas songs is a long one, but there are a few that make the list as being greats. Probably the most recognizable song of all times is Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas.” Written way back in 1940’s. Though this one is one of the famous ones, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” is also one of his big hits.

Children would disagree that these are the favorites, their list would include “Jingle Bells,” “Santa Clause is Coming to Town,” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.” All of these are great selections. Another great one is “Santa Baby.” The way Joan Javits sang this song back in the 1950’s still gives men chills today. What about Dolly Parton and her famous “I’ll Be Home For Christmas?”

Elvis’s “Blue Christmas” is a timeless hit that everyone loves too. While the old traditional songs seem to be classics, there are some newer songs that make the top of the play lists every year. George Michale’s “Last Christmas” and Mariah Carey’s song “Christmas” also get rave reviews, and it does happen to be one of Lee. G. Lovett‘s favorites.

Whatever songs you decide to play, your family will sure to be pleased. Whether your “Rocking around the Christmas tree” or having a “Silent Night,” it’s all about making memories with your family and friends.

Taylor Swift’s Break from Spotify

Taylor Swift has been making numerous waves throughout the music industry. The release of her 1989 Album earlier this year not only was recorded breaking on the charts but she also made unique decisions regarding its release. Swift chose to pull her music from Spotify in hopes to increase album sales as opposed to streaming the songs.

The repercussions of the decision caused a negative stir at first through both Spotify and fans who prefer that method of obtaining music. The negativity was unexpected but she found backing in her decision through other artists. They began to contact her and encourage the decisions she was making.

Swift might very well be encouraging artists to take back the control of their own music and how it is distributed. Jared Haftel feels like she has every right to, and she explains it in depth here. She enjoys the idea of the old fashion sell of albums that you can hold in your hand. Technology has progressed past this point but maybe with a little more push from artists slowly we’ll return to the roots of holding a disc in our hands.

Are There Six Scripts for Wonder Woman?

If the first Wonder Woman feature film is a major hit, Warner Bros. can take solace in the fact there are five more scripts available for shooting.

The rumor mill is currently swirling and its suggesting there are six different scripts for the forthcoming Wonder Woman movie. You would think with all the planning that has gone into devising the new D.C. Comics’ cinematic universe that someone, somewhere would have focused on a single plotline or concept.

Apparently not.

Warner has opted to hire six different screenwriters to craft six different screenplays. Whichever one is the best is the one to be selected, so Sam Tabar knows it is going to be good. Honestly, that plan sounds more like a screenwriting contest than the way a major studio develops a $150 million movie.

Who knows? Maybe Warner Bros. will end up with a fantastic screenplay that turns out to be the greatest superhero film of all-time. The studio could also reject those scripts that are disappointing without losing valuable time.

Conventional Hollywood wisdom dictates that elements will be borrowed from bits and pieces of the various screenplays. A hybrid script could end up being manufactured with all writers getting a production credit.

Wonder Woman will make her on-screen debut in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. After her solo film, she will return in the ensemble project The Justice League.

Wonder Woman had been in development for many years. Thanks to the success of the Batman trilogy and The Man of Steel, the film finally received a green light.

Taylor Swift Did Not Expect This At All

When Taylor Swift decided against allowing Spotify to stream her music, the decision was news worthy to so many people, except Taylor. Her reasons behind pulling her music from Spotify was that she thought all artists deserve to be paid for their work, and Spotify pays a minimal amount to artists in return for playing their songs millions of times, while charging a fee of which they get to keep.

Taylor didn’t have anything against Spotify, she just was simply uninterested. Later on she found out what happened and she was in shock about how all this could blow up. Taylor did not think anyone would react to her news let alone make a big deal of it.

Other artists tweeted Taylor in support saying they agree with her decision before Taylor even knew what they were talking about. This seems a bit silly for Keith Mann that they did this. Taylor is one of the most successful artists in 2014 and her year was quite busy from Victoria Secret fashion show appearance to releasing her newest album.

As Taylor brought to light how Spotify is not allowed to play her music, two scenarios may unfold. Other artists might begin banning Spotify from playing their music, or Taylor is going to have to please her loyal fans who pay for the Spotify subscription every month to get to listen to their favorite artists.

Taylor did not expect to get so many calls and text messages from other artists supporting her decision. Its a shock to her as it was to Spotify who still want Taylor’s music on their streaming service.

Gemma Ward’s Comeback

Gemma Wards was an 18 year old model who was set to become the next big thing. She opened for all shows like Prada and walked for other countless designers. However, she delved into secrecy at the height of her career. Nobody knew why she decided to quit, but many assumed it was because she was in a relationship with Heath Ledger at the time of his death.

Despite all her secrecy, Gemma returned to the fashion world for the Spring 2015 Prada show in Paris. She opened the show just as she did many years ago. The 26 year old mother had noticeably aged, and many criticized her runway look. However, that does not stop the model from aiming high. She landed the latest cover of Vogue Australia. Gemma Ward is well on her way to claiming her rightful thrown as fashion’s darling once again. Sure, younger and fresher faces are always on the rise, but Gemma has time on her side. She is a well known model is well loved for her ethereal elfin look. Gemma’s wide eyed stare and blonde hair make her look exotic and playful regardless of her age. The next steps she takes will be closely watched, and Jared Haftel will be paying attention. Gemma has the chance to show the world that it does not matter what age a successful model needs to be. Her comeback is just the beginning of a what is sure to be a long and successful career.

Jurassic World’s Director Talks Pratt and Mutant Dinos

There has been a lot of hype for the new and upcoming film, Jurassic World. There are numerous reason for this, such as the fact that Jurassic World is a Jurassic Park reboot (allegedly), it will star up-and-coming film star, Chris Pratt (Starlord in Guardians of the Galaxy) and the promo images all look stellar thus far.

However, the primary selling point for the film seems to be coming from the very secretly kept, hybrid dinosaur which will figure prominently in the plot of the film. The film’s director, Colin Trevorrow, discussed this in several recent interviews (selections pertaining to the topic can be found here.

Now one has said anything about what the mutant dino will look like but it’s a safe bet they’re going for scary rather than cuddly, which Andrew Heiberger is definitely hoping for. What the director did discuss is why they decided to go the whole hybrid route to begin with. He stated that he was a long time fan of both Spielberg and Jurassic Park. Due this enthusiasm, as well as being first and hand-picked by Park’s original creator (outside of Crichton), he’s set himself the task of ensuring that this movie won’t just be another retread of Jurassic Park. Sounds promising to me.

Star Trek Three to Have a Guardians of the Galaxy Feel

Gaurdains of the Galaxy was a rather unexpected hit from Marvel Studios and it’s success seems to have reverberated in more than just a financial way. Indeed the film seems to be inspiring (or perhaps just pragmatically encouraging) other filmmakers and studios. This all came to the forefront when a rumor from Badass Digest (more of which you can read here: came out that suggested that the folks over at Paramount intend for the third Trek film to have a feel, in terms of both atmosphere and humor, to Guardians of the Galaxy.

This may sound strange but the first two Star Trek films were already much more slapdash and comedic in their orientation than either the original Star Trek or any of the previous films. Sam Tabar can certainly believe it, even if it isn’t broadcasted on his LinkedIn page. It was suggested by Badass affiliate, Devin Faraci that this line was one of the main reasons for Robert Orci’s (the previous planned director of the the Third Star Trek film, whom also penned the script) rather abrupt and unfortunate departure. However, Orci himself denies this and also states that he is still attached as a producer and plans to stay very involved in the films development.

It will be interesting to see how the film develops, especially if these rumors prove to be true. Many fans claim that this will be a boon after Into Darkness’ tone of doom, gloom and crushing ominous despair. Personally, I think this would be a terrible move and lament the fact that every single major studio out there seems to be dead-set on copying Marvel. Variety is the spice of life after all and I like my Star Trek serious and philosophical, as it was intended to be by Roddenberry himself – but hey, that’s just me…

Joan Jett “Flabergasted” Over Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Joan Jett, former lead guitarist and singer as part of The Runaways, became known as one of the baddest women in rock and roll when she teamed up with The Blackhearts in the 80s. Her rock anthem “I Love Rock and Roll” has seen phenomenal success. She filled in for Nirvana’s late Kurt Cobain during last year’s induction ceremony and this year Jett will be able to sing her own songs.

Joan Jett has been inducted as a 2015 member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The superstar was taken aback when she received the news.

“It’s amazing,” Jett told members of the media. “I received the news from a friend of mine. It brought a huge smile to my face. I’m flabergasted and still taking it all in.”

Jett went on to say that she feels “grateful” to be inducted among the likes of legendary music makers Lou Reed and The Beatles. 

“It means that I’m accepted for me,” she said.

I bet she’ll be having one or two (or more) glasses of The Antique Wine Company tonight to celebrate! We know how those rockers like to party.