Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Trailer - Goon

What's in a name? A sweet trip to an NFL game if you happen to share the same handle as a professional athlete.

Kirk Morrison, 20 year-old Canadian business student, got the VIP treatment at a Buffalo Bills game thanks to a social media trade he made with the linebacker who he shares the same name, according to the Regina Leader-Post.

The starter for the Bills wanted to switch his Twitter name from @kirkmorrison55 to @kirkmorrison because he had gone from the Jacksonville Jaguars to his new team and changed jersey numbers from 55 to 58. The University of Regina student had ownership of the Twitter handle.

The NFL's Morrison worked out a sweetheart deal for the younger version. The Canadian Kirk handed over his Twitter handle in return for a fully paid trip for two and sideline passes to a Bills home game of his choosing.

Canada Kirk picked Sunday's game against the New York Jets and decided to take his brother Kent to the Nickel City. NFL Morrison spared no expense, flying the brothers to Toronto, where they stepped into a town car ordered by the Bills for the short drive to Buffalo. They got into town early enough Saturday to catch a Sabres game before heading over to the Bills game.

Early on Saturday, the Kirk Morrisons met face to face for the first time at the Bills team hotel.

"He is such a great guy," said fan Kirk of player Kirk to the Regina Leader-Post. "He was super nice and friendly with us and happy to see us."

No. 58 told the AP last week that he was "pumped up" about meeting his namesake. The NFL player moonlights as a nationally syndicated sports talk host on the popular weekend lineup at Fox Sports Radio.

Buffalo fans heard about the meeting and invited the Canadian Morrison, via Twitter, to special tailgate parties in the parking lot before the game. He got to hang with Bills legend Jim Kelly at his tailgate party, where the NFL legend was "grilling up burgers."

After the parking lot party, the Morrison brothers had field passes for pre-game festivities. They strolled out of the tunnel with Bills players and met former running back Thurman Thomas.

When the game started, Canada Kirk sat in the stands with the NFL's Morrison's mother and watched the Jets beat the Bills, 27-11.

The Morrisons (player and student) then rubbed shoulders at a Bills post-game event in a private suite at Ralph Wilson Stadium before Kirk Morrison returned to the mundane routine of college life in Saskatchewan.

Kirk Morrison the college student can now be found on his new Twitter handle @KirkMorrison91 (the year he was born).

He's probably now hoping for another trade.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Enrique - I Like How It Feels

Taio Cruz - Hangover ft. Flo Rida

Beyoncé - Party ft. J. Cole

Scarjo discusses nude photos

Just a few weeks after stolen nude photos leaked on the Internet at the hand of accused hacker Christopher Chaney (he has since been arrested, apologized, and said he plans to plead guilty to all charges), Scarlett Johansson told CNN that the “unjust” incident felt “wrong.”

The pictures in question, however? Johansson definitely doesn’t see anything wrong with those. In an interview with Vanity Fair, which she graces the cover of for their December issue, the actress said succinctly of the photos, “I know my best angles.”

She went on to say that the pictures had a specific intended audience of one, “They were sent to my husband (ex Ryan Reynolds),” adding, “There’s nothing wrong with that.” Johansson defended her photos again, telling VF, “It’s not like I was shooting a porno. Although there’s nothing wrong with that either.”

Johansson also discusses her friendship with Woody Allen, her feelings on President Barack Obama and her divorce from Reynolds (“I had a very public separation. It was difficult. I felt very uncomfortable”), but I’m assuming most of you blacked out around the part where she said “there’s nothing wrong with [porno].”

J.K. Rowling on why Hagrid was spared, and what sealed Lupin's fate

J.K. Rowling is in a dishy mood. Or at least she was last year when Harry Potter‘s creator sat down with the character’s big screen portrayer Daniel Radcliffe for a conversation filmed for the Blu-ray edition of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2, on sale next week. By now you’ve probably heard about one provocative excerpt — how Rowling considered killing Harry’s red-headed best bud Ron Weasley while writing the seven novel series. The disclosure comes after Radcliffe asks if the author considered killing any of the big three: Harry, Hermione, and Ron. “Funnily enough, I planned from the start none of them would die,” Rowling says. “Then, midway through [writing the series] — which I think was a reflection of the fact that I was not in a very happy place – I started thinking about polishing one of them off. Out of sheer spite!”

But there’s more.

Rowling reveals that from the start, she always knew that the final chapters of the last novel would include these beats: That Harry would walk willingly to his death; that he would be joined by the spirits of his parents and other loved ones during that death march; and that Hagrid would carry Harry’s (apparently) lifeless body out of The Forbidden Forest. Rowling tells Radcliffe that the image of Hagrid cradling “dead” Harry — a bookend to the beginning of the series, when Hagrid brought infant Harry to the Dursleys – stuck with her the entire time she wrote the books and she never let it go. If she had, Rowling says Hagrid would have been a “natural” target for elimination. “That image kept him safe,” she says.

Rowling also reveals that in her original “sketch” (her word) of the series climax, one of the most beloved characters in the Potter canon survived: Remus Lupin — tragic werewolf, former Defense Against The Dark Arts professor, and husband to the metamorphmagus and auror, Nymphadora Tonks. (Gotta love the wordplay and names.) The seventh book tells us that before their deaths during the Battle of Hogwarts, Lupin and Tonks had a child. On the DVD, Rowling shares with Radcliffe that when she created Lupin’s character, she planned for him to survive the finale. While the author has said as much in other interviews, here, she elaborates, explaining that she changed her mind when she realized that her last Harry Potter story was really about war, and that “one of the most horrifying things about war is how it leaves children fatherless and motherless.” The most powerful way she could dramatize that idea, she says, was to kill a set of parents that were dear to readers. “I had no intention of killing [Lupin],” says Rowling. “But then it dawned on me he had to die.”

There’s much more to the interview, including the Professor McGonagall backstory that never made it into the books (a tragic romance with a Muggle; a vow of celibacy), and a moment where Radcliffe busts Rowling’s chops for making the business with the wands so complex in the last book… but we won’t spoil everything.