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Taylor Momsen (FHM) UK March 2012 issue - Behind the scenes photoshoot

Taylor Momsen takes the cover of FHM‘s March issue, currently on newsstands in the UK and hitting the States in about a month.

Here’s what the 18-year-old Pretty Reckless singer had to share:

On her look: “I love stripper shoes and I always try to find the tallest ones. I’m always surprised no one talks about my shoes. I’m, like, on stage in 15-inch heels but people talk more about my eye make-up, which has stayed the same forever. I always think that’s funny. I’m 5’8”. So I’m really tall.”

On her ideal guy: “I don’t like guys who overdress. And I don’t like guys who try too hard. My biggest thing is be yourself. Be yourself and if people don’t like you, then they can suck a d*ck. If they don’t like you, then they’re not the type of person you should be around. I don’t like people who pretend to be something to fit into a certain crowd or guys who pay more attention to how they look than you do – that’s not a good thing.”

On fronting a rock band: “It’s awesome. They’re like my best friends. We have the best chemistry. There’s never a bad day and I love it. It’s like, you know, living the dream. That sounds so contrived, but it’s true. Most of my favourite bands are from England. You guys have the best bands. The Beatles, Zeppelin, The Who, you have frickin’ all of them! America loses there. We still have a couple of good ones, but you guys have the greats.”

Taylor Momsen (FHM) UK March 2012 issue - Behind the scenes photoshoot

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What Is ACTA ?

ACTA - 'The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement' is a proposed plurilateral agreement for the purpose of establishing international standards on intellectual property rights enforcement in Europe.

ACTA would establish a new international legal framework that would create its "own governing body outside existing international institutions" such as - the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) or the United Nations.

An open letter signed by many organizations, including Consumers International, EDRi (27 European civil rights and privacy NGOs), the Free Software Foundation (FSF), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), ASIC (French trade association for web 2.0 companies), and the Free Knowledge Institute (FKI), states that "the current draft of ACTA would profoundly restrict the fundamental rights and freedoms of European citizens, most notably the freedom of expression and communication privacy."

What Is ACTA

U.S. Marine Corps Urinating Dead Taliban Insurgents

The U.S. Marine Corps said it is investigating the origins of a video posted on the Internet that claims to show Marines urinating on the corpses of insurgents.

The video, which surfaced on Web sites Wednesday, portrays four Marines in combat gear laughing as they urinate while standing over three bodies of Taliban militants, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

U.S. Marine Corps Urinating Dead Taliban Insurgents

Goalkeeper Error (Funny Video)

Keep an eye in the upper right of the screen, at the player who crosses the ball, and falls out of bounds.

Mallorca player Gonzalo Castro scored an easy goal when Real Sociedad goalkeeper Enaut Zubikarai casually tosses the ball out in front of him during a Copa del Rey match. Epic Goalie FAIL. Real Mallorca won 6-1.

Goalkeeper Error (Funny Video)

Pixomondo Crafts Magical Effects for Hugo

Drawing inspiration from the blocky credits George Mélièsused for his silent films, Randy Balsmeyer, owner and creative director of Big Film Design, collaborated with Martin Scorsese on the Hugo main title sequence. Balsmeyer updated the design into brushed metal lettering to evoke the clockworks in the film, pushed some elements of the titles into deep 3D space, and floated golden stars in front of the screen.

“We ended up with the main title flying from behind the audience into the screen,” Balsmeyer says, “something that all the rules of 3D say you can’t do.”

The left- and right-eye pairs of three-dimensional lettering were created using Maxon Cinema 4D, then brought into Adobe After Effects for final convergence and compositing with 2D elements.

Visual effects company Pixomondo completed more than 800 shots for Martin Scorsese’s 3D epic adventure Hugo. The project utilized 10 of Pixomondo’s facilities to create a global pipeline.

Combining sets, miniatures, matte paintings and digital effects to evoke the look of Paris re-imagined on a 1930s film set, Hugo is a love letter to classic cinema and cinema history, with stop-motion animation, time lapses, morphs and stereo transitions, flipbook animation, and motion-captured and hand-animated CG characters.

“Marty has encyclopedic knowledge of cinema history,” says Pixomondo VFX supervisor Ben Grossmann, “and working with him on a project that used the dawn of filmmaking as a foundation was incredibly inspiring.”

Pixomondo  Crafts Magical  Effects for Hugo

Pixomondo  Crafts Magical  Effects for Hugo