FanBolt http://www.fanbolt.com Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:23:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Shakira Launching Web Series and Toy Linehttp://www.fanbolt.com/48017/shakira-launching-web-series-toy-line/ http://www.fanbolt.com/48017/shakira-launching-web-series-toy-line/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:23:45 +0000 http://www.fanbolt.com/?p=48017 Pregnant pop superstar Shakira is partnering with bosses at Fisher-Price to launch a new line of toys and an accompanying web series. The First Steps collection, which will feature toys and baby gear, is slated to hit stores in November and will benefit the singer’s Barefoot Foundation, which provides education and nutrition to children in...

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Pregnant pop superstar Shakira is partnering with bosses at Fisher-Price to launch a new line of toys and an accompanying web series.

The First Steps collection, which will feature toys and baby gear, is slated to hit stores in November and will benefit the singer’s Barefoot Foundation, which provides education and nutrition to children in impoverished areas of her native Colombia.

A statement from Shakira reads:

“I saw how important developmental milestones are and how toys can help babies reach them – including with my own son.

“I wanted to design a line of toys that stimulated development in the crucial early stages of life, the stages in which learning can be achieved through supervised play, fostering the development of psychological, social and motor skills.”

The singer’s 12-part web series will debut on Monday and some episodes will feature her son, Milan, with soccer player Gerard Pique. The couple is due to welcome a brother for little Milan in the coming months.

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‘Harry Potter’ Author J.K. Rowling Releasing New Tale for Halloweenhttp://www.fanbolt.com/48018/harry-potter-author-j-k-rowling-releasing-new-tale-halloween/ http://www.fanbolt.com/48018/harry-potter-author-j-k-rowling-releasing-new-tale-halloween/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:21:29 +0000 http://www.fanbolt.com/?p=48018 J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, is set to delight fans by releasing a new story based on franchise villain Dolores Umbridge just in time for Halloween. The 1,700-word story will be published on Harry Potter fan site Pottermore.com and feature a back story to the dastardly villain’s life. Umbridge was introduced to...

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J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, is set to delight fans by releasing a new story based on franchise villain Dolores Umbridge just in time for Halloween.

The 1,700-word story will be published on Harry Potter fan site Pottermore.com and feature a back story to the dastardly villain’s life.

Umbridge was introduced to readers in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth book in the seven-part series, and was impeccably portrayed onscreen by Imelda Staunton in the film adaptations.

An announcement posted on the Pottermore website on Friday reads, “The new exclusive J.K. Rowling content provides a rich, 1,700-word back story about Umbridge’s life filled with many new details, as well as Rowling’s revealing first-person thoughts and reflections about the character.”

Are you excited to finally find out how Delores became so demented and twisted? What do you think made her that way? Let us know your hopes and theories in the comments below!

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‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ Goes Honey Bye-Byehttp://www.fanbolt.com/48015/comes-honey-boo-boo-goes-honey-bye-bye/ http://www.fanbolt.com/48015/comes-honey-boo-boo-goes-honey-bye-bye/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:11:55 +0000 http://www.fanbolt.com/?p=48015 Hit reality TV show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has been axed after the family matriarch was romantically linked to a convicted child molester. The future of the program, about titular child beauty pageant contestant Honey Boo Boo, was thrown into doubt on Thursday after Mama June Shannon reportedly reconnected with former lover Mark McDaniel,...

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Hit reality TV show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has been axed after the family matriarch was romantically linked to a convicted child molester.

The future of the program, about titular child beauty pageant contestant Honey Boo Boo, was thrown into doubt on Thursday after Mama June Shannon reportedly reconnected with former lover Mark McDaniel, who was imprisoned for child sex crimes in 2004.

Shannon dismissed the claims in a post on Facebook, insisting, “It isnt true i promise. My kids r #1 priority over anything else”, but her denial wasn’t enough for network bosses at TLC – they announced on Friday that the popular reality show, which debuted in 2012, had been cancelled.

A statement released to People.com reads: “TLC has cancelled the series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and ended all activities around the series, effective immediately.

“Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is our only priority. TLC is faithfully committed to the children’s ongoing comfort and well being.”

The following message has since been posted to June Shannon’s Facebook page:

We can’t be the only ones who aren’t sad to see this show go.

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Have Tyrese and Sanaa Lathan Finally Gone Public?http://www.fanbolt.com/48014/tyrese-sanaa-lathan-finally-gone-public/ http://www.fanbolt.com/48014/tyrese-sanaa-lathan-finally-gone-public/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:55:00 +0000 http://www.fanbolt.com/?p=48014 Tyrese Gibson has finally gone public with his relationship with actress Sanaa Lathan after years of dating rumors. The Fast & Furious hunk was spotted leaving Hollywood eatery Pizzeria Mozza with Lathan on Monday night, and they were snapped together, as a couple, for the first time on Wednesday as they exited the Cheesecake Factory...

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Tyrese Gibson has finally gone public with his relationship with actress Sanaa Lathan after years of dating rumors.

The Fast & Furious hunk was spotted leaving Hollywood eatery Pizzeria Mozza with Lathan on Monday night, and they were snapped together, as a couple, for the first time on Wednesday as they exited the Cheesecake Factory in Topanga, California.

Video footage obtained by TMZ shows Gibson climbing into his car after the meal, with Lathan already in the front passenger seat.

Gibson refused to respond to the cameraman’s questions about their reported romance.

The stars have been romantically linked for some time, and previously sparked speculation about the nature of their relationship back in late 2008 after arriving at a Hollywood event together.

We think the pair make a great couple but wish they would just go ahead and confirm their relationship! Let us know your thoughts on the couple in the comments below!

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Anjelica Huston Addresses Ryan O’Neal Split in New Memoir ‘Watch Me’http://www.fanbolt.com/48004/anjelica-huston-addresses-ryan-oneal-split-new-memoir-watch/ http://www.fanbolt.com/48004/anjelica-huston-addresses-ryan-oneal-split-new-memoir-watch/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:48:08 +0000 http://www.fanbolt.com/?p=48004 Oscar winning actress Anjelica Huston broke off her relationship with Ryan O’Neal in the late 1970s after he allegedly headbutted her during a fight, according to the actress’ new memoir. The star details the breakdown of their romance in her upcoming autobiography, Watch Me, claiming the Love Story actor attacked her while they were attending...

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Oscar winning actress Anjelica Huston broke off her relationship with Ryan O’Neal in the late 1970s after he allegedly headbutted her during a fight, according to the actress’ new memoir.

The star details the breakdown of their romance in her upcoming autobiography, Watch Me, claiming the Love Story actor attacked her while they were attending a party in Beverly Hills, California.

In an excerpt of her book, obtained by National Enquirer editors, she alleges O’Neal became angry with her after she failed to immediately return from the bathroom.

She writes, “He turned on me, grabbed me by the hair and hit me in the forehead with the top of his skull… I saw stars and reeled back. Half blind, I ran away from him.”

Huston claims she locked herself in the bathroom to allow O’Neal time to calm down, but when she agreed to open the door, he reportedly struck her again.

She adds, “Ryan was batting me about the head with an open hand. Then, abruptly, he left.”

Huston admits the alleged incident sent her running back into the arms of her ex, Jack Nicholson, but the on/off couple split again after the renowned womanizer was caught sleeping with a former lover.

When Huston confronted him about the affair, he is said to have told her, “Oh Toots, it was just a mercy f**k.”

The actress went on to wed sculptor Robert Graham in 1992, until his death in 2008.

Watch Me is due for release next month.

O’Neal has yet to comment on Huston’s account of their break up.

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‘Constantine’ Sneak Peek- Episode 1.01: Non Est Asylumhttp://www.fanbolt.com/48003/constantine-sneak-peek-episode-1-01-pilot/ http://www.fanbolt.com/48003/constantine-sneak-peek-episode-1-01-pilot/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:54:22 +0000 http://www.fanbolt.com/?p=48003 Atlanta-filmed Constantine, NBC’s newest supernatural drama, premieres tonight on the network and we’ve got a roundup of the info you should know before jumping into the fire. The series stars Matt Ryan as the title character and is based on the DC comic book of the same name. Hopefully the series will receive a warmer...

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Atlanta-filmed Constantine, NBC’s newest supernatural drama, premieres tonight on the network and we’ve got a roundup of the info you should know before jumping into the fire.

The series stars Matt Ryan as the title character and is based on the DC comic book of the same name. Hopefully the series will receive a warmer welcome than the Keanu Reeves-led film that opened to mostly sour reviews in 2005.

Constantine- Official Show Description

Constantine (Matt Ryan, “Criminal Minds”) is armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and a wickedly naughty wit. He fights the good fight – or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he’s decided to abandon his campaign against evil until a series of events thrusts him back into the fray, and he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. With the balance of good and evil on the line‎, Constantine will use his skills to travel the country, find the supernatural terrors that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows… maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all.

Constantine- Episode 1.01 ‘Non Est Asylum’ Official Synopsis

John Constantine is a man waging war against the forces of darkness — from both within himself and the outside world. An irreverent, working-class con man and occult expert, he’s an experienced exorcist and demonologist with an extensive list of supernatural contacts, with their own paranormal talents and abilities. Following the aftermath of a tragic incident, Constantine has voluntarily checked himself into an asylum and sworn off investigating matters of the supernatural. But when a cryptic message calls him out to reluctantly resume his old life, he finds himself saving the life of a young woman, Liv, whom he’s never met — but is connected to in a very important way. For Liv is something of a human compass for dark forces — able to locate and see the supernatural world that the rest of us cannot. With these forces gathering power in the world, Constantine and Liv ally themselves with Manny, a rogue warrior angel, and Chas, Constantine’s giant childhood protector — the only friend who’s managed to stay alive. Based upon characters published by DC Entertainment and executive produced by Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist) and David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight films), CONSTANTINE reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine, a morally challenged character who doesn’t come down on the side of either good or evil … but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond

Call Me Manny- Sneak Peek

The Pilot Premieres Tonight!-Sneak Peek

You don’t want to miss Constantine, premiering tonight on NBC at 10/9c after Grimm!

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 – DSR Enabledhttp://www.fanbolt.com/47911/nvidia-geforce-gtx-980-dsr-enabled/ http://www.fanbolt.com/47911/nvidia-geforce-gtx-980-dsr-enabled/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:14:59 +0000 http://www.fanbolt.com/?p=47911 I recently got my hands on the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and have immediately fallen in love with the quality of this card. But the feature I’ve enjoyed playing around with the most is the new DSR setting. NVIDIA’s new DSR (Dynamic Super Resolution) feature is quite the nifty tool to experiment with in...

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I recently got my hands on the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and have immediately fallen in love with the quality of this card. But the feature I’ve enjoyed playing around with the most is the new DSR setting.

NVIDIA’s new DSR (Dynamic Super Resolution) feature is quite the nifty tool to experiment with in a number of different games ranging from current releases to classics. DSR allows gamers to select a higher resolution in their favorite titles than what their monitor is capable of producing. Meaning I can now play games at 3840×2160 on my 1920×1080 monitor.

DSR takes the larger 3840×2160 image and downscales it to fit the size of 1080p monitor. This ends up giving players a smoother looking gameplay experience on all of their favorite games. Of course, when this feature is enabled, it does come at a cost by losing out on frames-per-second (FPS). That’s mostly only the case with the more recently released titles which normally get dropped to 30 FPS.

I’ve definitely seen the upside to using this feature as I’ve made sure to give it a whirl in a number of classic titles. Below are a number of comparison photos displaying the difference between using and not using DSR. Games include Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Spec Ops: The Line, Crysis, Dungeon Siege III, Mass Effect, Ridge Racer Unbounded, War Thunder, and one of my favorite classics, Ghost Recon.

The biggest difference in detail comes from grass and distant objects as both become smoother and more vivid when DSR is enabled. Objects are no longer as jagged as they are when DSR isn’t turned on. By clicking on each image it will scale to the size of your monitor which reflects what players would see during gameplay. For those with 1920×1080 monitors, they’ll notice the difference between the two sets of photos as the screenshot at 3840×2160 appears much smoother since it’s not stretched to its maximum resolution.

The screenshots on top are 1920×1080 while the bottom screenshots are 3840×2160.

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As I continue to toy around with NVIDIA’s DSR feature and play games I previously played on consoles instead of PC, it continues to make me wonder how I could have neglected PC gaming for so long. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is the perfect example as I beat the game on the 360. But now that I’m playing it on PC, it’s like an entirely new experience graphically which only gets more enhanced through the use of DSR.

Ah, Bad Company. It’s so much fun! Plus, it’s still a hilariously entertaining game.

DSR is available to adjust through the GeForce Experience application or by simply making the change within the game itself. I’ve also noticed that I can now record gameplay using Shadow Play in 4K quality. I made sure to add a few of those videos below.

NVIDIA’s DSR feature greatly enhances the way I enjoy my games. Click here to learn even more about the GTX 980.

Gameplay videos with DSR enabled

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Atlanta Weekly Filming Roundup: ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Ant-Man’ and Morehttp://www.fanbolt.com/47990/atlanta-weekly-filming-roundup-5/ http://www.fanbolt.com/47990/atlanta-weekly-filming-roundup-5/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:49:09 +0000 http://www.fanbolt.com/?p=47990 Sorry I missed you guys last week! FanBolt was busy hosting Walker Stalker Live! at Walker Stalker Con Atlanta, so I took a little hiatus. Don’t worry though, I’m back and have got your Atlanta Weekly Filming Roundup for the week of October 19th- October 25th below: Coming Soon The Ring 3 (yes, that’s a thing)...

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Sorry I missed you guys last week! FanBolt was busy hosting Walker Stalker Live! at Walker Stalker Con Atlanta, so I took a little hiatus. Don’t worry though, I’m back and have got your Atlanta Weekly Filming Roundup for the week of October 19th- October 25th below:

Coming Soon

  • The Ring 3 (yes, that’s a thing) is set to film in Conyers at East Mountain Studios later in the month.
  • The Nice Guys, starring Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Angourie Rice and Margaret Qualley, will begin filming in November.
  • Captain America 3 is scheduled to start filming in Atlanta in April.

Currently in Production

  • The Walking Dead is back filming at the wall/Gin Property set in Senoia this week.
  • 5th Wave, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, is reportedly filming at Ansley Park in Midtown and at Gwinnett’s Berkeley Lake.
  • Powers, the Sony Playstation series, filmed on Cone Street downtown.
  • Ant-Man shot off Buckhead-area West Paces Ferry and at the archives building.

  • Magic Mike XXL reportedly begain filming convention scenes on Tybee Island.
  • Vacation filmed in Stockbridge.
  • Red Band Society was spotted filming in Kirkwood.
  • Constantine, which premieres tonight at 10pm on NBC, was seen shooting at 8th and Myrtle.

Celebrity Sightings

  • Fans had the opportunity to meet various Walking Dead cast members, including Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Michael Rooker, Steven Yeun and more last weekend at Atlanta’s Walker Stalker Convention.
  • Top Chef champion Kristen Kish (along with FanBolt!) will be at Taste of Atlanta this weekend.

A huge thanks to Creative Loafing, Atlanta MagazineThe Buzz@ATLWood411, @ATLMovieTours , On Location Vacations, and @Peachyscoop for the tips!

If you have any filming location tips and/or celebrity sightings, be sure to tweet us at @FanBolt or me at @TheJasmineAlyce  with the hashtag #ATLFilm and you could end up in the weekly roundup! Also, if there’s anything you’d like to see included that we currently don’t, let us know!

Be sure to check back every Friday and see where some of your favorite TV shows, movies and stars have been spotted in Georgia.

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Taylor Swift Fought Record Label Bosses to Lose Country Girl Imagehttp://www.fanbolt.com/47985/taylor-swift-fought-record-label-bosses-lose-country-girl-image/ http://www.fanbolt.com/47985/taylor-swift-fought-record-label-bosses-lose-country-girl-image/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:56:06 +0000 http://www.fanbolt.com/?p=47985 Taylor Swift had to argue with the boss of her record label to ditch her country girl image and become a pop star. The “Shake It Off” singer’s new album 1989 contains not one country-style song, signaling that her move away from the genre that made her famous is complete. However, the transformation into sexy...

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Taylor Swift had to argue with the boss of her record label to ditch her country girl image and become a pop star.

The “Shake It Off” singer’s new album 1989 contains not one country-style song, signaling that her move away from the genre that made her famous is complete.

However, the transformation into sexy pop star was not easy for Swift – she ended up squabbling with the boss of Big Machine Records in Nashville, Tennessee because he wanted some country tracks on the record.

Swift tells British newspaper The Sun, “The decision came directly from me. I had to plead my case with everyone and certain people at the record label… I had to really campaign… I showed them that I was doing this for all the right reasons and that this was the creative decision and artistically there was no other option than to boldly hone this album for what it is.

“I had to convince my Nashville record label president it was right for me. I presented the album to him and he said, ‘It’s great, it’s the best thing you’ve ever done but can you put two country songs on it?’ But I refused. I explained it would change the solid cohesiveness of the record, so he agreed. He’s happy as a clown (sic) now as we got our first Hot 100 No.1 with “Shake It Off””.

1989 is scheduled for release on October 27.

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Did Benedict Cumberbatch Drop a ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Hint?http://www.fanbolt.com/47984/benedict-cumberbatch-just-drop-star-wars-episode-vii-hint/ http://www.fanbolt.com/47984/benedict-cumberbatch-just-drop-star-wars-episode-vii-hint/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:43:05 +0000 http://www.fanbolt.com/?p=47984 It appears that way! Benedict Cumberbatch has dropped a huge hint he has signed up for the new Star Wars movie after all by admitting he has visited the set but is sworn to secrecy. The Sherlock star has long been linked to a role in Star Wars: Episode VII, but he has denied any...

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It appears that way! Benedict Cumberbatch has dropped a huge hint he has signed up for the new Star Wars movie after all by admitting he has visited the set but is sworn to secrecy.

The Sherlock star has long been linked to a role in Star Wars: Episode VII, but he has denied any involvement on several occasions, stating in April that it “won’t happen”.

However, he has now dropped a clear hint he is involved with the franchise after all by discussing his trip to the set before coyly refusing to give any more details.

Asked about the Star Wars rumors by U.K. talk show host Graham Norton, Cumberbatch replies “No comment” before saying, “I went to the set. It was incredible… I probably shouldn’t be saying these things.”

So what do you think? Will he make an appearance in the film or is he pulling everyone’s legs?

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