Comic-Con 2011 (spoilers)

So it appears my tickets got lost in the post this year, maybe next year…

Instead I spent some (I won’t say most or all because this would be lame) of the weekend monitoring Twitter for Comic-Con updates, so easy when people hash tag or you know specific users that were there. My favourite being @cadlymack a writer for television/movie site Zap2it, I was directed to her through a fellow (US) tv lover, she has a dog named Pacey who is adorable and that may say everything about her (loves Dawson’s Creek obvs) and she is like best buds with all the cast in the Vampire Diaries so cool.

A little Pacey-aside, that was the Funny or Die video that Josh Jackson did at last year’s Comic Con. But once again if you’re not a fan of Dawson’s Creek I’m afraid you just won’t GET IT.

Right on with it…

Fringe – At the end of the last season we effectively see Peter disappear. As in he no longer exists. WTF was my reaction after the season finale but at the Comic Con panel Josh Jackson reassured the fans that he had plenty to do whilst dressed as an Observer… Perhaps as this is the only way he could exist outside of time? (See the very end of the video below)

Supernatural – I massively gasped at hearing Alona Tal was returning as Jo, when we all saw her die in Season 5… Although we did get a glimpse of how life could have been with Ellen and Jo still alive in Season 6 episode My Heart Will Go On. Jared Padelecki talked about how difficult it was playing Soulless Sam, Demon-blood Sam and the recovering normal Sam and how Jensen Ackles is like Dean only in the way they both “air-guitar all the time”. J-squared banter I. Love. It.

Vampire Diaries – What’s in store for Tyler (Michael Trevino) and Caroline (Candice Accola)… Ian Somerhalder replies with “Puppies… little vampire puppies”. I switched my allegiance from Stefan to Damon half way through the last season (or is that from Paul Wesley to Ian Somerhalder after I found out the former was married to Torrey deVitto aka Melissa PLL) and so I’m dying for an Elena/Damon hook up but as it’s reported at Comic Con they are too preoccupied with finding Stefan who has gone on a bloody hunt with Klaus boohoo.

Ringer – Sarah Michelle Gellar returns. Yes one of the newly scheduled shows for the Fall Premiere season, is Ringer a show about stolen identity. It looks so good I’m already addicted and that’s only from the trailer, and an extended version was shown at Comic Con. My favourite line being: “Siobhan we have a problem, Bridget’s still alive”. Oooo cannot wait.

True Blood – Apart from witches, Eric losing his memory there’s THAT shower scene. The one from the book with Eric and Sookie together at last, no more Bill (woo). And if you’re watching TB as it is on in the US, you will have seen the near naked torso of Alcide (Joe Manganiello) and the near naked torso of Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) in the same scene *faints*.


So that’s a bit from television, now for the movies. My first “oh well that’s not what I expected” comes in the form of the posters from  Snow White and the Huntsman, featuring Kristen Stewart in full body armour and holding a sword. A SWORD? No red lips and short people whistling while they work in this movie… Unlike the rival movie Snow White featuring Lily Collins as the damsel in distress, which one are you going to be a fan of? When I first heard Kristen Stewart was to be cast as Snow White I think smoke may have come out of my ears, but now seeing the posters and the way the film looks I think I could get on board, maybe its the sickly sweet look of Lily Collins that’s putting me off.

Kristen Stewart as Snow White

Lily Collins as Snow White

Kristen Stewart was at Comic Con along with all the cast from Twilight, there to promote part four of the series Breaking Dawn Part 1. A lot of love went out to Kristen, Rob and Taylor obviously, some questionable looks coming from Rob’s half shaven head and Kristen’s usual lack of making an effort. Some of the honeymoon scenes were shown from the movie, I don’t want to hunt them out myself as I’d like them to be a surprise for when I turn up at the midnight showing of the November release (geek). I’ve seen an image of the honeymoon, with Edward and Bella in the water near a waterfall… don’t remember that being mentioned in the book.

The official ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ trailer was premiered at the Comic Con panel, I watched it and felt strangely transported to 2002. Yes the new reboot seems serious, less Toby Maguire-comical more Andrew Garfield-moody with a pinch of Emma Stone-delight thrown in. But it still looks the same. The same suit, the same backdrop, with a slightly different way of Peter Parker getting bitten by that elusive spider. There is no way to really change up Spider-Man once it’s already been done, this seems to be a “re-do” of the Toby Maguire series that it will inevitably be compared to. Hopefully the sequel will head in a different direction if Gwen Stacy is the main love interest and the villain is different? I’m not entirely convinced, but I will still go and see it. (Also the beginning of the trailer eludes to Peter’s parents and why they had to leave him, maybe potential side plot?)

Cowboys and Aliens had its world premiere over the Comic Con weekend, all the stars turned up for the show and some critics thought it was a “crowd-pleasing summer movie with more wit than most” whilst others were not so appreciative of all the cowboys and aliens in the same film together “[it has] a clumsy touch and zero feel for the intangibles of classic movie westerns”. Now I’m not a fan of westerns, the nearest possible one to the genre I have watched was Wild Wild West with Will Smith and we all know how that played out. It annoys me that a film associated with the name Speilberg should be a reason to go and see it so I’ve been looking for a reason not to go and Robbie Collin (former employee of NOTW) gave me a great one:


The White House Correspondent’s Dinner

According to the White House Correspondent’s Association website it was established in 1914 and was formed by a group of journalists as a form of liasion between the press and the president.

What intrigues me the most about the association is the annual dinner it holds, an extravagant affair full of the biggest names in entertainment. Every president since Calvin Coolidge has attended as well as numerous celebrities over the years. It’s basically a moment in time where journalists are in the same room as the celebrities the majority of them write about, how strange that must be. The Washington Post pointed out how Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson confirmed their much talked about status as a couple by disappearing for a “cig break” in the middle of the dinner and leaving with each other as the evening ended, Johansson wearing Penn’s suit jacket.

Kim Kardashian was there, an invited guest in the same room as the president. Don’t get me wrong gorgeous girl but famous for being famous, she had Justin Bieber following her around no doubt with those puppy dog eyes,  and Jessica Simpson was there in a canary yellow dress looking decidedly plump. Television stars, Anna Paquin, Steven Moyer, Ryan Kwanten, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder were in attendance, who to be fair is passionately involved in campaigning for a better America so fair enough, and with those beautiful blue eyes well delicious.

Basically anybody and everybody was there, including Donald Trump, who was at the butt of President Obama’s very funny jokes. Obama mentioned how he thought Trump had plenty of experience with tough decision-making after firing Gary Busey from his reality show Celebrity Apprentice. And after Obama released his birth certificate last week confirming her was in fact born in Hawaii, not Kenya as Trump suggested, he hit back saying Trump could now focus on the serious issues, from whether the moon landing actually happened to “where are Biggie and Tupac?”

President Obama and the first lady Michelle.

Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber

Mila Kunis in Versace, she was seated at CNN's top table.

Chace Crawford looking yummy as usual.

Scarlett Johansson with red hair, in a really boring length dress.

Absolutely kicking myself that I didn't realise these two were a couple! Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev of Vampire Diaries.

Coachella Weekend

It’s the weekend where all the coolest hottest people in the US fly over to Indio, California to the desert for a 3 day music and arts festival with all the top names headlining. This year Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, The Black Keys, Lauryn Hill, Animal Collective and Mumford & Sons are to name a few of those who are playing at the festival.

I’d love to be there chilling with all the cool people, checking out what people are wearing. Instead I shall do it from afar, it’s the best part really, celebs flock there to enjoy the sunshine and relaxed atmosphere and there’s some of my favourite people there this year…

The return of my favourite couple, Diane Kruger and Josh Jackson looking very much in love. Diane ever the style queen is rocking a nude maxi skirt a great look for a music fest and that classic trilby her favourite goto accessory.

How I love it when I see celebs hanging out with each other, even though I dont think Nina Dobrev and the hottie that is Ian Somerhalder are a couple they look cute together. Nina in a classic summer outfit, a definite favourite of mine, denim cutoffs you can never go wrong.

As I always say Im not a fan of Kate Bosworth as an actress (apart from in Blue Crush ha) but her style here is flawless, white denim shorts and Im pretty sure thats a Topshop vest looks f**king awesome. Understated but enough cool to make it a perfect outfit, in fact so good that I want some white denim shorts now, and arm candy Alexander Skarsgard wouldnt go amiss.

Victorias Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio looks all pretty and summery, the boots could have been swapped for some sandals but Im absolutely loving the scarf it adds depth to the white peasant skirt and top look.

Vanessa Hudgens has taken the festival look a tad too far, but the individual pieces are gorgeous like the floppy hat the colour of her top and the piles of bangles and necklaces. The trousers... well erm the thought was there.

Camilla Belle at a bbq thrown by Mulberry at Coachella, another celeb in denim shorts such an easy go to with a cute blouse and sunnies.

I heart Nicole. Her day to day style is great, and she sticks to what she knows with a hippy vibe touch. Super short denim cutoffs look gorgeous with this flower print blouse, and with heels to sharpen her whole outfit.

Rihanna looking damn hot as usual, denim cutoffs (beginning to see a theme here...) and a light camouflage jacket which I love and of course the fiery red hair that is fast becoming a trademark!