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Does Bethenny Frankel Talk About Skinnygirl Too Much On RHONY?

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Does Bethenny Frankel Talk About Skinnygirl Too Much On RHONY?

 

RHONY star Bethenny Frankel has been accused of overselling her brand Skinnygirl on The Real Housewives of New York City. Viewers have complained that they are tired of hearing Frankel talk about her brand.

A caller asked Bethenny this question when she appeared on Watch What Happens Live Wednesday night. “No, [it’s] not nearly enough… I do not. It’s what I really do every day,” she said, explaining a bit more about why she’s totally fine bringing it up as often as possible.

Do you think Bethenny oversells Skinnygirl?

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Zack Snyder Likes Joss Whedon’s Batgirl Exit on Social Media

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Zack Snyder has been keeping a low profile for the last several months and prefers to silently throw stones via social media. Snyder left (or was fired from) the Justice League movie back in May and Joss Whedon came in to finish the job. The movie came out, tanked, and DC fans started crying for Snyder’s original cut, which may or may not actually exist. Fans have started petitions to see the cut, which Zack Snyder has liked, numerous times. And now, he’s taken to social media to like a post that insinuates that Joss Whedon leaving Batgirl is a good thing.

Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel and Batman v Superman are incredibly divisive amongst DCEU fans, but even the fans who were not satisfied with those two movies have taken the director’s side and demanded that his original cut of Justice League see the light of day. There has been more than a little speculation that Joss Whedon did a lot more than just some minor reshoots and several, including Snyder’s son, believe that Whedon and Warner Bros. ruined the movie. So it’s more than a little interesting to see Zack Snyder pop up on social media to like a post about Joss Whedon leaving the Batgirl movie.

Zack Snyder super fan and creator of the Snyder Cut website, Fiona Zheng, shared a picture from her Vero social media account of Snyder liking a post that she put up. Zheng posted an article that calls Joss Whedon’s departure from Batgirl as a setback, but she takes another angle. Instead, she says, “For today, the only bad news is these media/press still think Whedon out was bad to DCEU!” In addition to Zack Snyder liking the post, DC Films photographer Clay Enos, who’s also a friend of Snyder’s, liked the post as well. It’s even being reported that Enos posted Green Day’s “Good Riddance” on social media after learning of Joss Whedon’s departure.

When it was announced that Joss Whedon was coming in to take over for Zack Snyder, it was reported as if it was already well-known that he was going to step in, regardless of if Snyder left or not. Many saw this as fishy, and it has since been rumored that Snyder didn’t leave. Instead, several believe that the director was fired from Justice League after showing off his initial cut of the movie. Funnily enough, there are also rumors swirling that Whedon was fired from Batgirl and that he did not voluntarily step down.

This is all speculation at this point in time, but Zack Snyder sure does pop up in the most interesting places to “like” certain social media posts. Regardless, Warner Bros. and DC Films are looking to put Justice League behind them and start fresh, which may be another reason that Joss Whedon stepped down from Batgirl. Whatever the case may be, you can check out the social media post in question from The Real Nerdy Hero’s Instagram account and make your own assumptions.

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First Look at Big Bang Theory Star in Ted Bundy Biopic

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Zac Efron’s transformation into infamous serial killer Ted Bundy can be seen arguing with Jim Parsons as Larry Simpson on the set of Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Efron has been sharing new pictures from the set of he and Parsons in their late 1970s wardrobe and you can see Efron’s charming Bundy character on full display. Parsons plays Larry Simpson, who was the lead prosecutor who convicted Bundy in a Miami courtroom. This is the first time that we’ve seen Jim Parsons as Simpson in the new movie.

Though Ted Bundy had 5 court appointed attorneys, he largely took care of most of his defense against Larry Simpson. Jim Parsons portrays Simpson and it’s imagined that both he and Zac Efron have been studying all of the court reports from the over 250 journalists that covered the world-famous trial. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile tells the story through the perspective of Elizabeth (played by Lily Collins) who was Bundy’s long-time girlfriend.

Zac Efron shared a different picture than Jim Parsons’ and it features the latter giving Efron’s Ted Bundy an icy glance. Efron is wearing a large bowtie in the photo and jokingly captioned it, “What’s wrong @therealjimparsons? You don’t like the bow tie?” Parsons also commented on the wardrobe, calling it “period garb,” in his picture from the set of Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. The two definitely look like they are trapped in the 1970s, but the wardrobe will more than likely be the last thing that anyone is focused on when the movie hits theaters.

A few weeks ago we were treated to the first photo of Metallica’s James Hetfield from the set of Joe Berlinger’s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile as police officer Bob Hayward, the first person to arrest Ted Bundy in 1975. However, Bundy later escaped while acting as his own attorney in 1977 in Aspen, Colorado. He was only a fugitive for 6 days before he was arrested again. The trial was later moved to Miami, which is where Jim Parsons’ Larry Simpson comes into the story. Simpson successfully convicted Bundy, which resulted in the death penalty.

Director Joe Berlinger is no stranger to true crime. The director is responsible for the Paradise Lost documentary series about the West Memphis Three, who were accused of murdering 3 young boys. Paradise Lost documents the 20-year ordeal of The West Memphis Three from arrest to conviction, through years of unsuccessful legal efforts, to a final successful appeal that resulted in their release in the summer of 2012. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is expected to be a powerful film and even looking at these new set pictures shows off a contentious relationship between Zac Efron’s Ted Bundy and Jim Parsons’ Larry Simpson. You can check out the new photos from the set below, thanks to Zac Efron’s Instagram account.

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Iron Man 3 Begins Phase 2 with a Terrible Twist: Journey to Infinity War Part 7

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If I could, I would start this whole thing out with some audio of myself letting out a very long, exasperated sigh of frustration. Iron Man 3, nearly five years removed, still serves as the single most frustrating movie that Marvel Studios has ever made. So far. Frustrating to those who hate it. Frustrating to those who love it and don’t agree with those who hate it. It’s just something that rarely breeds an entirely positive conversation and, in my opinion, with good reason. But this is the movie that had the impossible job of following up The Avengers and kicking off Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For that, it should be cut some slack. But only some.

So far on our journey to Infinity War series, we’ve looked back at the entirety of Marvel’s Phase 1 slate. The whole thing serves as a fun journey to the top of a roller coaster that climaxes with one heck of a fun ride in the form of The Avengers. What does a studio do after something like that? Turn to its golden boy, naturally. And that golden boy was and still is Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man 3 was always the best way to kick off Phase 2, it’s just unfortunate that the movie we got is so puzzling and maddening.

It all starts with that teaser trailer. That first Iron Man 3 teaser trailer is still my favorite MCU teaser to date. It’s a brilliant, wonderful and exciting thing. Ben Kingsley’s Mandarin looming large, a broken Tony Stark, tons of super cool shots with almost no context, that amazing sequence of the house being absolutely leveled. All of it. The stuff fanboy dreams are made of. That being said, I’m still waiting to see that movie. Iron Man 3 is very much not the movie that’s set up in that first teaser, in a lot of ways, and that’s where my personal, aggravating relationship with this movie begins.

Part of what makes this movie frustrating for someone who doesn’t like it, and I’ll make it clear that I don’t like Iron Man 3 for reasons far beyond that dreadful Trevor Slattery twist (though it still sucks and I’ll never say it doesn’t, because it sucks), is that the bones of an excellent movie are here. There’s just too much unnecessary fat surrounding those bones. Imagine if one, or maybe even two of the twists were taken out of the movie. Imagine if The Mandarin was actually just The Mandarin and it was just Tony Stark dealing with some post-Avengers PTSD, but also having to go toe-to-toe with a truly amazing version of one of his greatest foes from the world of Marvel Comics. A villain that could actually exist in the world today. That’s what the teaser trailer promised and that could have been the movie. But it isn’t. Instead, we get a cluttered, twist-ridden, convoluted, uneven mess that just gets more annoying as the minutes tick by.

Iron Man 3, had it been a bit more streamlined, could have served as a fascinating examination of this country’s very complicated relationship to terrorism. We could have had one of the best villains in the MCU to date. Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin is nothing shy of a brilliant idea and, prior to the devastatingly stupid twist, was executed to perfection. That first video in Iron Man 3 that introduces us to Mandarin still sends chills down my spine. It’s amazing. For my money, there’s nothing more terrifyingly badass than when he says, “You’ll never see me coming.” Why ruin that?

Director Shane Black (bless his heart, I love him as a filmmaker) wanted to do something different. I respect that. But not when you ruin something, perhaps simpler, but truly excellent. To that point, in a lot of ways, this is a good Shane Black movie that doesn’t really work great as an MCU movie, overall. Seriously, Christmastime doesn’t benefit this movie one bit and that’s one of his little obsessions that made its way into Iron Man 3. And one of the things that clutters it up.

Back to the whole annoying bit with Ben Kingsley as Trevor Slattery. I remember when that was revealed in the theater. I’ve never felt the need to groan loudly, and rather rudely, in a movie theater before, but that did the trick. Trevor enters the movie with the sound of a flushing toilet, which pretty much signals where the movie goes from that point on in my humble opinion. Oh, and there’s still an hour left at that point. Some of the best villains in the history of cinema are pretty simple on the surface, yet mysterious. The Joker, as Alfred so eloquently puts it, just wants to watch the world burn. Hans Gruber is a vaguely European guy who just wants a whole bunch of money. Even Loki just wants power. That might be an oversimplification, but you get the point. The Mandarin, as portrayed prior to the Trevor Slattery twist, is simple yet mysterious. And, unlike many comic book movie villains, he’s realistic. He’s a terrorist. That makes him a great Iron Man villain, specifically. Thor can fight ridiculous villains because he’s literally a god. Tony Stark can’t.

Instead, we get Aldrich Killian, played by the charismatic and handsome as ever Guy Pearce. For his part, Pearce does a fine job, but as the main villain, it’s a step down from what could have been. The whole Extremis thing is a big part of this movie as it exists, but I’d prefer it just not be there. It feels like one layer too much. It overcomplicates Iron Man 3 a lot and makes it a little silly. Wouldn’t it be great if Killian was actually just the Bond-esque sidekick for Ben Kingsley’s Mandarin? One can dream. That bit when Rhodey calls Killian out for breathing fire sums it up the silliness of it pretty well. Plus, we have the added layer of Rebecca Hall’s Maya turning on Tony. Again, Hall is a great actress and shouldn’t be condemned for questionable story decisions, but this was yet another twist we didn’t need.

But hey, this movie isn’t all bad. Shane Black is one hell of a director and he knows action. Hence, there are two truly outstanding action sequences in Iron Man 3. Pretty much the whole third act is a bit muddled and ridiculous, so it’s not really worth dragging through the dirt. But prior to that, Black really does a couple of special things. First and foremost is the attack on Tony’s house. Tony (foolishly) issues that totally badass threat to The Mandarin after Happy, who is loveable as ever in this movie, winds up in a coma. Then, as one might expect, Mandarin, or Killian really, issues an attack on the house and we get about ten minutes of pure comic book movie action bliss. It’s epic. It’s well executed. It’s original. It’s everything. It’s Black at his best. It’s why the annoying parts of this movie are extra annoying.

There’s also the “Barrel of Monkeys” sequence after everyone aboard Air Force One is sucked out of the plane. Again, totally original, expertly executed and totally awesome. After that, pretty much everything only serves to frustrate. We get a fake-out Pepper Potts death that could have actually been a very meaningful, real death. Also, Iron Man suits essentially are treated like cheap, disposable garbage. Seriously. Aren’t these things supposed to be hardcore and pretty superhero-level strong? Why are they just getting scrapped like cheap cannon fodder? I’d insert another sigh here if possible.

Oh, and just because I want to start wrapping this thing up on a positive note, how wonderful is Ty Simpkins as Harley? That kid has a lot of charisma and I’d love for him to show back up in the MCU at some point. His outstanding chemistry with Robert Downey Jr. really drives the second act of this movie.

While I’m definitely not kind to this movie, the numbers would seem to indicate I’m wrong. Iron Man 3 made $1.2 billion at the box office and currently holds an 80 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Clearly, Marvel has no reason to be upset about it. Still, there’s a point where Brandy, Killian’s cool henchlady, is closing in on Tony Stark and quips, “That’s all you’ve got? A cheap trick and a cheesy one-liner.” I’d say that’s actually a pretty accurate description of what this particular Marvel movie has to offer.

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