Scene And Heard
Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 19:01
Red Bull Goes To Space
This past weekend, history was made and records were broken when Felix Baumgartner successfully skydived from the edge of space—yes, you read correctly, space. A team of scientists working for the Red Bull Stratos project put the jump together. Baumgartner flew up in a helium balloon and jumped out of the space capsule from 24.26 miles above earth. He was free-falling for a little over four seconds, and the entire jump took under nine minutes. While he was falling, Baumgartner reached speeds of up to 833.9 mph, which means that he broke the sound barrier as well.
'Bird' Flies To NBC
A new season of Arrested Development isn’t the only thing Portia de Rossi has been up to lately. She’s also found time to star in a TV movie about the lovable family of ghouls from the 1960s television show The Munsters. This NBC movie, titled Mockingbird Lane, will premiere on Oct. 26. In another win for de Rossi, Arrested Development will be returning in its fourth season to Netflix, bringing fans the highly anticipated newest installment of the cult television show.
'Carrie' Gets Dark
During New York Comic Con, Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore were on site to reveal the teaser poster and short 55-second teaser trailer for the new Carrie reboot that hits theaters in the spring of 2013. The poster is of Moretz’s face covered in blood with the words “You Will Know Her Name” written over it. Based on the novel by Stephen King, this version of the film is supposedly a closer retelling of the book, yet it incorporates a bit of cyber bullying a la the 21st century.
Fey And Poehler Unite
The big guys in Hollywoodland have finally done something right when it comes to choosing a power couple to host an award show. There’s no denying that the James Franco and Anne Hathaway pairing was questionable, but they have been redeemed with the announcement that comedy queens Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (BC ’93) will host the 2013 Golden Globe awards. All we can say is thank you, NBC, thank you—you will certainly see an increase in those ratings come springtime.
Pitt Takes On Chanel
It was recently announced that Brad Pitt would be the new face for Chanel No. 5—making him the first-ever male spokesperson for the women’s perfume. And these days, what better way to promote perfume than by television commercials? Yahoo! unveiled the new ad on Monday, which was filmed in black and white and features Pitt just standing there, darting his eyes every which way while whispering a strange poem, and ending with the line: “My luck, my fate, my fortune. Chanel No. 5. Inevitable.” Right…