Soap Opera Success: 5 surprising celebs who began in daytime TV

Brad Pitt (Image Credit: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for BFI)

Brad Pitt (Image Credit: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for BFI)

As a life-long soap lover, I know one of the most annoying aspects of being a fan is listening to others ridicule a show I love. People have a lot of preconceived notions about soaps. A lot of people claim that they’re silly, poorly written and horribly acted without ever having watched an episode. People are welcome to their opinions, but before criticizing, I think those people should know that some pretty acclaimed actors got their start on soaps. Here are just a handful: Continue reading

Taylor Swift (Image Credit: ABC)

1,989 Roses and other over the top celebrity romantic gestures!

Taylor Swift (Image Credit: ABC)

Taylor Swift (Image Credit: ABC)

So rumor has it Harry Styles sent out 1,989 roses to Taylor Swift just after the release of her 1989 album. When both fandoms heard this, let’s just say no one handled the news well. BUT! We can thank our pal Ellen Degeneres for getting down to business and finally clearing the air. In the boy band’s latest appearance on the daytime talk show, Styles shot down those rumors saying, “I know about the rumors. I don’t know anything about the roses.” Phew. Everyone can calm down (Especially me. I’m sorry. I’m a huge Harry fan!). Continue reading

THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR (Image Credit: Thrilling Adventure Hour)

5 Reasons to Check Out ‘Thrilling Adventure Hour’!

THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR (Image Credit: Thrilling Adventure Hour)

THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR (Image Credit: Thrilling Adventure Hour)

Looking for entertainment that’s a little more unique than a typical sitcom or rom-com? Do you yearn for the days of dramatic radio shows about which your grandparents still rave? Look no further than Thrilling Adventure Hour. Here are the top five reasons to check out this quirky delight: Continue reading

THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR (Image Credit: Shawn Robinson / The Daily Quirk)

Exciting News from Thrilling Adventure Hour! (and a week long site event!)

THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR (Image Credit: Shawn Robinson / The Daily Quirk)

THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR (Image Credit: Shawn Robinson / The Daily Quirk)

The Thrilling Adventure Hour team at their performance in Brooklyn at The Bell House as a part of New York Super Week. We were able to hear about how the show came together and the thought behind each hilarious character. The Daily Quirk also had the wonderful chance to speak with guest players who, as fans of the show themselves, had much to say about the quality and professionalism of the core team. Member of TAH were delighted to be able to bring the show to New York City to perform for their east coast fans—and the fans loved it; all shows were sold out! Continue reading

THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR (Image Credit: Mindy Tucker)

VIDEO: An Exclusive Inside Look at ‘Thrilling Adventure Hour’!

THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR (Image Credit: Mindy Tucker)

THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR (Image Credit: Mindy Tucker)

Thrilling Adventure Hour recently took New York by storm and The Daily Quirk was honored enough to be invited backstage with the Workjuice Players (and their special guests) during the Thrilling Adventure Hour New York Super Week performance at The Bell House in New York City, where we got to see the magic that is a TAH live performance happen first hand. And as if that was not amazing enough, we sat down with some of the core TAH team the next morning before their New York Comic-Con panel appearance for some in depth interviews. Jealous yet? Don’t be! We’re bringing you an inside look at all of that action in the exclusive video feature below! Want to see more of your Thrilling Adventure Hour favorites? You’re in luck again! The Daily Quirk will be rolling out all of the full length interviews quoted in the feature below (and more!) during our week long Thrilling Adventure Week Event Check back each day this week for new TAH features and to find out more about Thrilling Adventure Hour visit the Official Site! Continue reading

DIVERGENT (Image Credit: Summit Entertainment) / Miles Teller (Image Credit: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

Diss Means War: When celebs speak out against their franchise roles

DIVERGENT (Image Credit: Summit Entertainment) / Miles Teller (Image Credit: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

DIVERGENT (Image Credit: Summit Entertainment) / Miles Teller (Image Credit: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

Miles Teller is the latest addition to the club of celebrities who publicly diss the franchises their associated with. In September he Teller told W Magazine that his Divergent role wasn’t “an interesting part” and that he took the role solely for “business reasons.” He also revealed to the magazine that he told his agent it “sucks.” He said working on the adaptation made him feel “dead inside.” Harsh considering the movie with an international automatic fan-base built in from the movies and his character will be included in the sequel, Insurgent. Continue reading

Britney Spears (Image Credit: Britney Spears/Instagram)

Yay or Nay? Britney Spears attempts social media comeback

Britney Spears (Image Credit: Britney Spears/Instagram)

Britney Spears (Image Credit: Britney Spears/Instagram)

We love her, we hate her, we love to hate her, and we hate to love her. Britney Spears has a complicated relationship with the public, but she seems to be using social media to bridge the gap that’s formed between herself and her fans.

A Google News search of “Britney Spears” returns not stories about rehab or concerts or hairstyles but a smattering of news items about her Internet posts. The Huffington Post declared Britney the official “Queen Of Pop, Summer And Having Adorable Children,” largely based on evidence gleaned from her social media posts.

Are Britney’s recent posts a way to return to the public eye, a sign of a new agent or just a fun way to engage with more people? I have no idea, but do we ever know what Britney’s thinking, anyway?

The star’s Facebook & Instagram feeds are full of videos and photos of her daily life with comments like “How I spend my Saturdays….lol.” These include posts about herself and about her two sons. She also has photos and comments about her niece. A peek into Britney’s life shows it’s not especially glamorous, but seems to imply that it’s simple and not so far removed from the average person’s world.

These photos get hundreds of thousands of likes and thousands of comments. The profiles aren’t free from publicity posts, though — there are several promotional images for her Vegas show “Piece of Me,” links to vote for Britney in contests and a post promoting her sister Jamie Lynn Spears’s recent EP on iTunes. Her Twitter, Instagram and Google+ posts are generally duplicates of the Facebook posts.

The star also has a verified Pinterest page, but according to the bio it is “run” by fans and interested individuals can “curate” a board if they wish, and many of the boards have multiple contributors. The majority of the content is images of Britney through the years, organized by time or type (e.g. “Hair-ney,” “Oops…I Did It Again Tour”).

Britney has called her 2005 show with Kevin Federline, Chaotic, and the “worst decision” of her career. Heavily criticized, the show was seen as proof of the singer’s narcissism, which didn’t exactly have a favorable impact on her image.

Britney stayed out of the public eye for a while after that, and her social media comeback seems to be a way to show that she is indeed a “normal person” rather than some kind of crazy woman who shaved her head, did drugs, made a failed television show about her own life or wore a denim gown.

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Ryan Gosling (Image Credit: Crestock) Eva Mendes (Image Credit: Nicolas Genin)

Baby Got Famous! The Latest Celebrity Baby News!

Ryan Gosling (Image Credit: Crestock) Eva Mendes (Image Credit: Nicolas Genin)

Ryan Gosling (Image Credit: Crestock) Eva Mendes (Image Credit: Nicolas Genin)

The Twitterverse was a flutter on July 9 when news broke that ‘your’ boyfriend, Ryan Gosling, and his actual girlfriend, Eva Mendes, are pregnant. Fans freaked out when the news broke, not just for the reason that it likely has obliterated ‘chances’ at dating Gosling, but chances at a McGosling reunion- aka a relationship reunion with Gosling’s The Notebook co-star, Rachel McAdams. Continue reading

Ansel Elgort & Shailene Woodley in THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (Image Credit: Twentieth Century Fox)

What’s the big deal about… Ansel Elgort?

Ansel Elgort & Shailene Woodley in THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (Image Credit: Twentieth Century Fox)

Ansel Elgort & Shailene Woodley in THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (Image Credit: Twentieth Century Fox)

What’s the big deal about Ansel Elgort? Well first off, for those of you asking who he even is… Continue reading

Filtered and Famous: The Best Celebrity Instagram Posts from Coachella 2014

Coachella (Image Credit: Jason Persse)

Coachella (Image Credit: Jason Persse)

This weekend was filled with dust, music, fashion and, of course, stars. Indio, California brought in people from all over this world for the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival – even some of our favorite celebs. We kept up with them via their Instagram posts, swooned over their amazing boho-chic fashion and cried over the fact that we weren’t there hanging out with them. Continue reading

Evan Peters and Emma Roberts attend the AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN Premiere Event (Image Credit: Frank Micelotta/Invision for FX/AP Images)

The Latest Surprising Celebrity Engagements

Evan Peters and Emma Roberts attend the AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN Premiere Event (Image Credit: Frank Micelotta/Invision for FX/AP Images)

Evan Peters and Emma Roberts attend the AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN Premiere Event (Image Credit: Frank Micelotta/Invision for FX/AP Images)

Seeing a celebrity forget his or her underwear? Old news. Another celebrity divorce? What’s new? Oh, another award show? I’ll DVR that. But seeing a celebrity is engaged to … who?!

We’ve all had that moment where we’re doing our thing and some notification pops up letting us know a well-known celebrity and another celebrity are engaged. However, some are more surprising than others mainly because of the three following reasons (I’m assuming): we never saw it coming, didn’t know the two were dating or we definitely thought the two were going to eventually break up. Continue reading

"XO" Music Video by Beyoncé (Image Credit: Columbia Records)

Most Shocking Celebrity Moments of 2013

"XO" Music Video by Beyoncé (Image Credit: Columbia Records)

“XO” Music Video by Beyoncé (Image Credit: Columbia Records)

It’s fairly commonplace for celebrities to be involved in some kind of shocking scandal, hook-up, break up or career move that leaves us picking up our jaws from the ground, and last year was no exception. Check out the most shocking celebrity moments of 2013. Continue reading

71st ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Leonardo DiCaprio, Winner Best Actor - Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, "The Wolf of Wall Street" at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 -- (Photo By: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

The Very Best of the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards

71st ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Leonardo DiCaprio, Winner Best Actor - Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, "The Wolf of Wall Street" at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 -- (Photo By: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

71st ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Leonardo DiCaprio, Winner Best Actor – Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, “The Wolf of Wall Street” at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 — (Photo By: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

I never thought I’d say this, but as Diddy presented at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, he summed up the event pretty well: “Everybody keep drinking. It’ll be over soon!” Because really, that’s how I imagine the Golden Globes to be – the more fun, light-hearted little brother of the stuffy and sophisticated Academy Awards, where celebrities are allowed to mingle during commercial breaks and consume lots of alcohol (but they probably still can’t wait to go home).

Though three-hour award ceremonies can drag on from time to time, tonight’s show proved to be entertaining through and through. The highlight was, of course, the Best Actor win for an actor who is often nominated but rarely a winner, Leonardo DiCaprio. Next stop, an Oscar? The interwebs are no doubt keeping their fingers crossed. Continue reading

5 Wacky Robert Downey Jr. Moments from the ‘Iron Man 3’ Tour! Plus a new clip from the film!

Robert Downey Jr (Image Credit: Paul Bird)

Robert Downey Jr (Image Credit: Paul Bird)

  1. During the photo call and press conference leading into the tour Robert Downey Jr. showed up sporting lederhosen and a neckerchief.  He explained that his outfit was in honor of his mother’s 71st birthday that day.  He went on to say that she was of German decent and said her maiden name was Elsie Schock, proceeding to pronounce the last name in a silly manner.  Interestingly, according to Wikipedia his mother’s maiden name is Ford.  *shrug*
  2. Robert Downey Jr. appears at a screening of Iron Man 3 in Moscow and tells the audience that he visited their museum of modern art and decided they should try to make their own modern art.  So the audience members all received Iron Man masks to put on for a photo shoot with RDJ.
  3. In Korea, Robert Downey Jr. appears to the humongous crowd of fans and premiere attendees and participates in a sound bite with the production crew where he states, “Hello, Korea.  I am Rodaju.” What this means – I have no idea.  Korean speakers?
  4. Later that night in Korea, Robert Downey Jr. is being interviewed by the Korean MC before the premiere and the MC asks him to dance.  RDJ proceeds to do some wacky dance moves that lie somewhere between River Dance and the Russian Barynya.
  5. When Robert Downey Jr. attends the Chinese premiere of Iron Man 3 he puts on a show for the audience by appearing via a lift that takes him below the stage up top wearing traditional black Chinese clothing alá Jet Li in Hero.

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Whether you are into Robert Downey Jr. or not, you must admit the man is entertaining.  His own wife described him as “weird” when they first met.  It is no wonder that at 48 years old he still can’t manage to tone down his world tour shenanigans – the man is just kooky.  I suppose these kind of shenanigans are much better than trashing hotel rooms and showing up to the movie high as a kite.  Upgrade!

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