Ellen Degeneres Named ‘most Likable Woman In Hollywood’ To No One’s Surprise

Compare that with the price of admission to a movie, even a two-and-a-half hour megaproduction. The other advantage for video games — driving the usage cost down even further — is that buyers get to keep the game. So, could the multiple box-office disappointments last summer reflect the beginning of a shift that goes well beyond blockbuster fatigue? Merging Forms Theres little reason to think that movies and video games couldnt continue to co-exist. But if audiences are becoming overly familiar with Hollywoods version of the three-act-structure and if games continue to grow as a form of narrative entertainment, its tantalizing to think that the next few years or decades might bring some more serious attempts at experimentation and cross-pollination. Its already been tried.Most of the results, however, have been marketing masquerading as interactive storytelling.Despite efforts in both industries to find some creative alchemy, most attempts, though admirable for the effort, fall short of true invention. Movies made from games, games made from movies, movies and games released simultaneously with added content end up being less than the sum of their parts, more like two conventional forms of entertainment smushed together and repackaged as a new product. Movies and video games both take place in a larger, common universe of possible narratives.But are they fundamentally incompatible? Could anything interesting ever emerge from recombining the DNA of the two? Thats where a game such as GTA V breaks through. Its tempting to think of it as an open-ended movie: its written and directed by storytellers skilled in the cinematic form and produced by an expert group of visual designers.

Body of Hollywood stunt pilot who crashed in China discovered in lake: officials

David Riggs died when a plane he was flying crashed in China.

If you’ve ever tuned into “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” this news will come as no real surprise to you. The loveable goof, who’s been a small screen fixture for a couple decades now, seems to rub everyone the right way. Now, a survey from iHeartRadio has the numbers to back that up. The digital radio site asked its listeners to rate their ” Most Likeable Woman in Hollywood ” and, you guessed it, Ellen landed on top with a whopping 35.1 percent. Jennifer Lawrence, another adorkable star, had nearly half as many votes: 17.7 percent. Emma Stone landed in third place with 13.4 percent of the votes and Anna Kendrick rounded up the list in 7th place with 2.6 percent. Head over to iHeartRadio.com to see if your favorite leading lady made the list. P.S. — Not convinced Ellen’s a worthy choice? We give you: Also on HuffPost:

stunt pilot David Riggs is found in Caihu Lake. Related Stories Typhoon Usagi veers from Hong Kong, hits southern China BEIJING Divers have found the body of a missing U.S. stunt pilot whose plane crashed into a lake in northeast China while attempting a tricky maneuver in the rain, the head of the team searching for him said Friday. David Riggs, whose U.S. pilots license had been suspended, had been missing since Tuesdays accident outside the city of Shenyang in which his young female Chinese translator died. Riggs was in China to take part in an air show and was apparently rehearsing one of his tricks when the accident occurred. Zhang Fang said Riggs body was found during a search of the bottom of Lake Caihu by divers from the Dalian branch of the Beihai Rescue Bureau. Its likely he was killed on impact, but we dont know for sure yet, Fang said by telephone from the accident scene. daveriggspilot.com David Riggs died when a plane he was flying crashed in China. Riggs high-performance single-engine Lancair 320 plane broke into pieces after hitting the lake and some parts had been recovered, including one of its two seats. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. The plane was not equipped with a black box recorder because of its small size. Zhang said Riggs crashed while attempting a stunt in which the wheels of his plane were to drag along the lake surface at high speed.