OK, stop screaming at me through your computer screen and calm down for a second. After a week of fans having a collective meltdown over the ending to How I Met Your Mother, it seems producers may be taking note. Sort of:
Now it has been revealed that the show's co-creator and executive producer, Carter Bays, had an alternate ending planned, i.e. two scripts with two different endings, out of which only one was shot. "Few days ago today we were in the HIMYM edit room, trying to decide between two very different endings. We only shot one script, but through edit room magic we had two possible outcomes for the series," he said to Ace Showbiz.
"We chose the ending we chose and we stand by it. But we loved the other version too," he added. However, the alternate ending will not be shot and aired on television, rather will be featured in the special features section of the season nine DVD boxset when it is released.
So producers have come up with a potentially great way to sell DVD box sets of a show that just alienated thousands of its fans. No word yet on whether or not they will use my suggested ending where the entire cast get kidnapped in the last minute of the show by the same weird government agency that took ALF. [Contact Music]
This is all incredibly sad. Beyonce's half-brother is reportedly moving into a homeless shelter. According to the Huffington Post:
In February, Alexsandra Wright, the mother of Mathew Knowles' 4-year-old son, Nixon Alexander Knowles, revealed that she'd been forced to go on food stamps due to the music mogul's then-outstanding debt of $32,000 in child support. Wright said she planned to pursue legal action in hopes of public assistance from Knowles, who is also the father of pop superstar Beyoncé.
Despite Wright's efforts, a judge has since granted Knowles a substantial cut in his child support payments from $12,000 a month to roughly $2,500 a month, according to a ruling obtained by the Associated Press in March. Now comes news that Wright and Nixon, Beyonce's half-brother, are still struggling financially and are allegedly headed to a Los Angeles homeless shelter.
That's awful to hear about anyone, especially a young child. Being related to someone famous doesn't make it any more or less tragic. There's probably a lot more to this story than what we're seeing in the press right now, too. Good luck to them. [Huff Po]
Kevin Spacey says Hollywood should just "fuck off."
"Unless it's Martin Scorsese, and it's a really significant role, f—- off," he says. "I'm not playing someone's brother. I'm not playing the station manager. I'm not playing the FCC chairman."
As much as anything, Spacey enjoys keeping everyone guessing. "People thought I was crazy 11 years ago when I moved to London and started a theater company," he says. "What is he doing? He's out of his mind. People thought we were crazy when we made the Netflix deal for House of Cards. 'They're out of their minds, it'll never work.' I'm used to people thinking I'm nuts. And you know what? I kind of love it."
Captain America is going to make ALL THE MONIEZ. This is a perfect time for me to reach out to Captain America and ask if Captain America could do me a favor and co-sign for this new cellphone plan I'm trying to get. Come on, Captain America, don't make me have to pay that deposit. I thought we were friends, man. [The Hollywood Reporter]
I like how when Jennifer Aniston is showing her scars for this new movie where she plays a person who has been through gut-wrenching hell her hair still looks completely perfect. I forgot to use to conditioner yesterday and this morning, I look like Yahoo Serious. Even the dog was too scared go for a walk with me. [Just Jared]
Kate Winslet says she wishes she would have had more had help dealing with fame in Hollywood, which has been "one shock after another." [BBC]
I am jealous of everyone who will be in London this year. Not only is my boyfriend, Benedict Cumberbatch, going to star in Hamlet, but his BFF Martin Freeman is going to be in Richard III. Whatever. I heard Mary who used to run the yarn shop in the town where I live is going to reprise her role in Hello, Dolly at the YMCA's annual theater extravaganza. Sorry; tickets are already sold out because Mary bought them all and sent them to her kids in Wisconsin. [Time]
OMG Key and Peele are going to do a Police Academy remake OMG. Could this be the first remake news I don't completely hate? [Digital Spy]
Russell Brand wants to have all the babehs. [Belfast Telegraph]
Why I am so irrationally excited about these celebrity couplings? I stand to gain nothing if Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys from The Americans are dating. I don't even have them in the Jezebel Conscious Celebrity Couplings pool! [Contact Music]
Here is a news story about the recipe for a milkshake that Amanda Seyfried had in Pittsburgh. [People]
80s hair expert and musician Richard Marx is getting a divorce from his wife, Dirty Dancing star Cynthia Rhodes. Here comes the worst pun of the day: I GUESS THEY COULDN'T "HOLD ON TO THE NIGHTS." I realize that joke makes no sense, but it seemed a lot better than the alternate shitty jokes I had for this blurb, like "Shoud've Known Better" about this marriage. "Don't Mean Nothing" that we are getting a divorce. Yeah. You see why I went in the other direction." [LA Times]
Sadly, today marks the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death.Here is an incredibly moving account of that day from a former Billboard editor. [Billboard]