My friend Billy and I were at the Roxy on Sunset Boulevard seeing a band we loved. We decided to go to Mel’s diner on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood to get burgers after. I had just gotten my driver’s license and very specifically remember my nervousness trying to park in the diner parking lot. Upon leaving the restaurant we were stopped by you and your friend, who both seemed very nice. At one point you suggested we should all go to Las Vegas together. “It’s such a great place, have you ever been?” You tried to make it sound innocent. This is something predatory men like to do, I’ve noticed. Make it sound innocent. Just a dollop of insinuation. Just a hair of persuasion. Just a pinch of suggestion. “It will be so much fun, I promise you. Nothing has to happen, we will just have a good time together.” I told you my age, kindly and with no judgment or aggression. I told you my age because I thought you would be immediately horrified and take back your offer. You laughed and said, “Even better. We’ll have so much fun, I promise.”
Here’s the thing, Mr. Woods. At that time I was not a public persona. I had done a couple years on a soap opera as an actress, but you wouldn’t know me from Adam. I’m sure you’ve racked your brain trying to remember how you could’ve possibly hit on the actress Amber Tamblyn at a diner almost two decades ago. You think, it’s not possible, there’s no way I would’ve been so stupid as to hit on a 16-year-old known actress. But I wasn’t known then, James. I was just a girl. And I’m going to wager that there have been many girls who were just girls or women who were just women who you’ve done this to because you can get away with it.
Thought ice helped #Fibromyalgia. I was wrong & making it worse. Warm/Heat is better. Electric Heated Blanket, Infrared Sauna, Epsom Baths.
6. Martin says the POV structure (with each chapter written from a different first-person character, and usually ending with some sort of cliffhanger) is something he learned from working in television.
7. Publisher HarperCollins expected A Game of Thrones (the first book of the series) to sell around 5,000 hardback copies. The series has gone on to sell more than 70 million copies worldwide.
8. Literally no one showed up to one stop of the first US book tour in St. Louis, Missouri. Actually, Martin says, four people left the store while he was there.
9. Martin originally planned the series as a trilogy.
10. In the 23 years since he started writing the series, Martin has written an estimated 1.8 million words of A Song of Ice and Fire.
11. Martin is a noted fan of the NFL’s New York Giants.
12. In fact, there are a few football references sprinkled throughout A Song of Ice and Fire.
13. Martin says he’s not influenced by fan theories, because he doesn’t read them.
14. The author believed A Song of Fire and Ice was so big that it couldn’t be adapted into a feature film.
15. In fact, he turned down several offers to turn the series into a movie before eventually meeting with HBO.
16. Martin’s first meeting with Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss lasted more than four hours. It was a lunch meeting that ran through dinner.
18. Though Martin is involved with the show, he has no contractual power to stop the showrunners from making any specific decisions.
19. Martin says The Red Wedding was the hardest scene for him to write. He put it off until writing the entire rest of A Storm of Swords.
20. The author says the Game of Thrones character he’s most like is Samwell Tarly.
21. A Song of Ice and Fire almost had no dragons! Martin says he debated not including them, but was convinced by his friend and fellow author Phyllis Eisenstein.
22. Martin and his wife Parris live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They own two houses on the same street, one of which they use as an office and for storage for their books, records and for Parris’ collection of Lord of the Rings figurines.
23. Forbes estimates Martin earns around $15 million a year.
24. In 2010 Martin bought and renovated the historic Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe.
25. Martin is a professed Marvel Comic fanboy.
26. He has actually met Stan Lee a number of times, but Lee never seems to remember him.
Your girl band will be rushed into the spotlight and have a whirlwind, but fleeting career. Their first single will be an absolute banger and go straight to number one breaking loads of records. But that fame will be short lived as their album flops and tour sales do well but not as well as everyone hoped. They release a second album but after struggling to get any of the singles into the charts the band call it a day and go their separate ways.
Everything will be going fine and then BAM one of the members will tweet something that gets everyone fired and your band will be in the centre of a publicity storm. Don’t worry though, they will be on the right side of everything and will take a social media break until things calm down again. Their second album will go into detail about the controversy and they will sell more records than ever.
The girls you choose just do not get along and all want different things from their career. They have a good run but there are always rumours of fall outs and twitter spats that make them impossible to manage. Eventually a huge argument will split the band apart and they will all go off and pursue solo careers, but they will always feud.
Five years is a really long time in Hollywood and your band will achieve so much. Their first single will win a Grammy Award for “Song of the Year” and an VMA award for “Video of the Year”. Despite all this early success the excitement around your band will fizzle out around the five year mark and everyone will go their separate ways, but they will always remain friends.
Your girl band will take the world by storm and come out with some absolute bangers that will turn to classics. Everyone will love your band and they will sell out stadiums and even have a film about their life on tour. Eventually, the band will split up to pursue solo projects but they will remain friends and they will have a huge reunion that will sell out stadiums again. Your girl band will go down in history.
Commercially your girl band won’t do amazing, they will always get in the charts but will never be a-list. However, they will be a cult classic and they will have die hard fans who will follow them around the world screaming their name. They’ll be known for being empowering and being great with their fans, they write their own music and love what they do.
Speaking to Business of Fashion, she said:
When I was younger, [work] was all fun to me. When I did state fairs and 100 people would show up, I would be stoked…But when I got older, I started to become exposed to the truth behind some stuff and that’s when it flipped a little bit. I realised that, “Oh, this is actually really hard and kind of slimy in certain areas.” I didn’t realise that certain people wanted certain things from me. My confidence went through a lot with that.
“It’s completely surreal. I mean there’s no way to really explain it — it’s so hard to talk about. If I say that I’m doing good, I’m ‘too happy,’ and if I say that I’m not doing good, then I’m ‘a mess.’ So it’s really hard to know what to say about it because it is just so surreal and impossible to deal with.”
“That keeps me normal. That keeps me feeling like, Yeah, I’m not too Hollywood.”
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Do you think Kendall looks exactly like Young Kris?
Hooooly shit yes!!!!
I kind of see it, but of course they do… they’re related!
I think Young Kris looks like a DIFFERENT Jenner/Kardashian and I’ll tell you who in the comments…
They look nothing alike WTF are you talking about.
“I get asked a lot in interviews, ‘As a female filmmaker do you feel like you need to prove blah blah blah?’ And although I think that’s a valid question, I think that’s perpetuating a narrative that’s unhelpful,” Larson said.
“I think that women have been, and minorities have been, proving that they’re capable and have been showing up for a really long time. And it’s not about us proving it, it’s about being accepted into the club,” she continued.
She’s gracious but tight-lipped about the role. When asked how directing her own movie has informed how she’s going to approach working in such a huge franchise, she paused. “The only thing I will say,” she said, “is that directing this film has made me feel that I’d like to direct a bigger movie.”
A bigger movie, perhaps one that’s part of a franchise? Maybe even a Marvel movie? “Yes, yes, yes,” she grinned. “It’s not really up to me, they have to decide. I’m living my life now and I’m not telling myself ‘no,’ I’m just going do what I want to do and wait until other people tell me ‘no.'”