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Win a Sminorff ICE Pre Party Giveaway!: NYGossipGirl Contest

To celebrate the release of an awesome new video, Smirnoff Ice and NYGossipGirl are giving one lucky winner the ultimate pre-party kit.

As we all know, getting ready to go out with your friends is often one of the best moments of the night, a time to catch up on the latest buzz, try out new dance moves and generally be your “absurdly awesome” self with no judgments or expectations. The makers of Smirnoff Ice are celebrating these pre-party moments through the launch of a new digital video and original song titled Straight Primpin’, centered around women getting ready – responsibly, of course – for an amazing night out.

The Straight Primpin’ video was directed by creative genius, Jon Augustavo (aka Jon Jon), the music video director for several of Macklemore’s videos including “Thrift Shop.” It also features a cameo appearance from  Tumblr’s most popular intern, Tommy the Pomeranian, who boasts 100,000+ Tumblr followers.

Check out the video below!

To win, tell us what your favorite part of the video was!

The Prize Pack includes:

-          $100 Amex gift card for Smirnoff ICE

-          Phillips DS1155 Speaker with Lightening Connector to blast your latest pre-party playlist

-          Feather boas and nail polish to begin your primpin’

So pop open a cold Smirnoff Ice malt beverage and start Straight Primpin’. Cheers, responsibly!

The prize was provided by Smirnoff ICE. Smirnoff ICE is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with this giveaway.

Posted: September 18th, 2013 under Contests - 3 Comments. Tags: , , ,

Win an Adore Kit: NYGossipGirl Giveaway

To celebrate the video on demand release of Adore, NYGossipGirl is giving away 2 kits to two lucky winners!

Adore, which stars Naomi Watts and Robin Wright, is now available on VOD, as well in select theaters. The film marks the English-language directorial debut of Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel) and is based on the novel by Nobel Prize for Literature winner Doris Lessing.

Adore is set in an Australian seaside town and follows two women’s plunge into uncharted waters as they explore the intricacies of love, family, morality and passion.

In addition to VOD, Paramount Domestic Home Media Distribution will be distributing the film on disc and via digital platforms in the U.S. and the U.K.

Two lucky winners will receive kits, which include a cotton tote, a 4-piece wine set, truffles, a set of wine glasses with a gift box and 4 wine charms.

To win, tell NYGossipGirl how the kit will add to your VOD experience! The giveaway is only open to U.S. and Canada.

Posted: September 5th, 2013 under Contests - 2 Comments. Tags: , ,

First Look at Divergent with Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet and Theo James

Check out the first trailer from the upcoming film Divergent, based on the Veronica Roth novel.

The futuristic thriller takes place in a society where people are divided into factions based on their personalities. The film centers around Tris (Shailene Woodley), a young girl who doesn’t fit into any of the pre-assigned groups and faces grave consequences due to her status as a “Divergent.”

Things change, though, when Tris discovers there is a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents and she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.

Check out the trailer below! The film also stars Kate Winslet, Theo JamesMiles Teller Jai CourtneyAshley JuddTony GoldwynRay StevensonZoe KravitzMaggie QMekhi PhiferAnsel ElgortChristian MadsenBen Lloyd-HughesBen Lamb, and Amy NewboldDivergent opens in traditional theaters and IMAX on March 21, 2014.

Posted: August 26th, 2013 under Movies - No Comments. Tags: , , ,

Win a Heart of the Country Prize Pack: NYGossipGirl Giveaway

To help promote the upcoming release of Heart of the Country, NYGossipGirl is giving one lucky winner the ultimate prize pack!

The film is based on a novel by Rene Gutteridge and John Ward and stars country music singer Jana Kramer (One Tree Hill), Randy Wayne (True Blood) and Gerald McRaney (Major Dad).

Heart of the Country follows Faith (Kramer) and Luke (Wayne). Faith is a singer and Luke is an up-and-coming businessman. When their life together is shattered and she is forced to return home to the family she turned her back on years ago, she must find the strength to love again.

To win a prize pack, which includes a DVD and book, check out the feature after the jump and and tell us which McRaney moment is your favorite!

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Posted: August 10th, 2013 under Contests - 4 Comments. Tags: , , ,

Cory Monteith, 31, Found Dead in Hotel Room

Glee star Cory Monteith was found dead Saturday, July 13, in his room at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel.

The cause of death is not yet known and an autopsy was set for Monday. However, police said there were no indications of foul play.

According to police, the actor was out Friday night with friends and returned to his 21st floor room in the early morning hours.

“We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate,” his rep said in a statement. “We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss.”

According to reports, Monteith checked in to the hotel on July 6 and was due to check out Saturday. However, when he missed his check-out time, staff went to his room at noon and found his body.

Reports are also saying that he had been dead for several hours by the time his body was discovered.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 under RIP - No Comments. Tags: ,

Blu-ray/DVD Review: 21 & Over

Yes, dramas, thrillers and action-packed films are ruling the box office. But once in a while, you just need that raunchy comedy.

Herein, comes 21 & Over.

The film follow Casey (Skylar Astin) and Miller (Miles Teller) who decide to surprise their friend Jeff (Justin Chon) at his apartment for his 21st birthday. They quickly find out that it’s the eve of his big job interview and he’s very resistant to celebrate his birthday.

After finally convincing him otherwise they go on the ultimate night of bar hopping and Jeff gets completely hammered. They attempt to call it a night and get him back home but they forgot one thing – they can’t remember where he lives.

As the film goes on, they must race against the clock and try to get him home in time for the one moment that could shape the rest of his future.

The film is the directorial debut of Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, who penned The Hangover. Similar to the film, 21 & Over takes a group of friends, adds alcohol into the mix and forces the characters to face odd situations in order to help a friend.

Astin, Teller and Chon have great on-screen chemistry and work well together. The film is definitely good for a few laughs and will have you missing your college days.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 under Movies - No Comments. Tags: , , ,

Win a 21 & Over Blu-ray: NYGossipGirl Giveaway

To help promote the upcoming release of 21 & Over NYGossipGirl is giving one lucky winner a Blu-ray copy of the film!

From the writers of The Hangover comes a movie 21 years in the making. Straight-A college student Jeff Chang (Justin Chon) has always done what’s expected of him. But when his two best friends Casey (Skylar Astin) and Miller (Miles Teller) surprise him with a visit for his 21st birthday, he decides to do what’s unexpected for a change, even though his critical medical school interview is early the next morning. What was supposed to be one beer becomes one night of chaos, over indulgence and utter debauchery in this outrageous comedy.

Below are the top 21 quotes from 21 & Over. To win a Blu-ray copy, tell us which one is your favorite!

1. Miller: Look Jeff Chang this is your 21st birthday in the United States of America, Budweiser and bald eagles you go out and drink.

2. Miller: If you were in Africa you would have to leave the village and not come back until you kill the bear.

3. Miller: Ok look, I go back to the window to check out for our safety and I come back and everything’s bananas in pajamas.

4. Miller: I can tell you don’t like me but if you have a sister who looks like you…

5. Miller: Oh my God did we just kill Jeff Chang?

6. Miller: Nice tie, you look like Jason Gordon Levitt.

7. Miller: Okay bros when we beat you, you can’t rape us ok? No rapey.

8. Miller: You wanna make out with me no? Kenny you can come too. You look like a watcher.

9. Miller: Coming from a man with a diaper eating a banana.

10. Miller: Your nipples are just looking right at me.

11. Jeff Chang: I’m 21 and over with!

12. Jeff Chang: Dude. I really feel alert right now. I feel like Spider man!

13. Narrator: 21 years ago, Jeff Chang entered the world naked and screaming. Tonight, he ends up the same way.

14. Casey: Jeff Chang, this isn’t just any birthday, this is your 21st birthday! This is the day you become a man!

15. Casey: Jeff Chang’s Dad will honor kill him if we don’t get him to that interview.

16. Miller: When did this get all Bananas and Pajamas?

17.  Jeff Chang: I’m 21. Black Jack!

18.  Miller: I don’t know Casey, are we too old to have fun times?

19.  Jeff Chang: I wanna be 21 forever!

20. Miller: Did we just kill Jeff Chang again?

21. Miller: He is still breathing, right? Casey: Who cares.

Follow @FoxHomeEnt & @21andOver and tweet with #PARTYLIKEITS21 to celebrate the release!

Posted: June 7th, 2013 under Contests - 5 Comments. Tags: , , ,

Win a Graceland Prize Pack: NYGossipGirl Giveaway

To celebrate tonight’s premiere of USA’s new drama, Graceland, NYGossipGirl is giving away an awesome prize pack!

TV is about to heat up with USA’s new one-hour drama, Graceland, about the adrenaline-fueled world of a diverse group of undercover agents whose lies are their lives.

To win, tell us why you’re most excited to see the show!

One lucky winner receive a Graceland-themed prize pack that includes all the necessary items to help live the undercover life. The prize pack includes:

  • Tumi T-Tech Backpack
  • Black GRACELAND sweatshirt
  • CLEAR Wayfarer sunglasses
  • Black GRACELAND Bluetooth Speakers
  • Lies & Excuses book
  • Black Silicone Iphone 5 Case

Graceland comes from the acclaimed creator of White Collar, Jeff Eastin and features an all-star cast including Aaron Tveit, Daniel Sunjata, Vanessa Ferlito, Brandon Jay McLaren, Serinda Swan and Manny Montana.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 under Contests - 7 Comments. Tags: , , , , , , ,

Blu-ray/DVD Review: Safe Haven

Nicolas Sparks adapted movies have a lot in common – troubled heroines, handsome heroes and that overall spellbinding romantic drama.

When it comes to the latest adaptation, Safe Haven, the film is no different and with a gritty thriller opening, which sets the tone, the movie delivers.

The film follows Katie (Julianne Hough) who moves to Southport, North Carolina, where she sparks the interest of the locals, especially Alex (Josh Duhamel), a widower.

Given her traumatic past, Katie is unsure if she can trust Alex, but with the help of a new friend (Cobie Smulders), she gives him a chance.

Although Hough and Duhamel doesn’t come close to the chemistry witnessed between Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling in The Notebook, the film does tug at the heart strings – very much like Sparks’ other works.

Blu-ray/DVD extras include deleted and extended scenes, an alternate ending, as well as Duhamel’s “Lessons in Crabbing.”

Posted: May 17th, 2013 under Movies - No Comments. Tags: , , ,

James Franco Lands Every Thing Will Be Fine Role

James Franco has signed on for Wim Wenders’ 3D film, Every Thing Will Be Fine, where he will play Tomas, a writer who accidentally causes the death of a child.

The film examines the twelve years following the accident and its impact on Tomas, and the child’s mother. Sarah Polley is reportedly attached to co-star.

Currently, Franco is shooting Rupert Goold’s drama True Story and his adaptation of As I Lay Dying is set to premiere at Cannes.

Posted: May 7th, 2013 under Movies - No Comments. Tags: , , , ,

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