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Mutual Passion for Morrissey Creates Instant Chemistry on 'Sucker Punch' Set

When Emily Browning, the Australian-born fashion model and star of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), auditioned for Sucker Punch, Zack Snyder’s hard-hitting tribute to girl power, the director made her an offer she could have refused. But she didn’t.
“Zack asked me to put myself on tape, singing, which I’d never done before,” says Browning, 22. “I was terrified, of course. But he liked it. I have no idea why, but he thought me capable of carrying a tune on screen.”

"Meat Is Murder" at 330 Ritch's Thanksgiving

The title may be a bit misleading, but both vegetarians and carnivores are welcome at 330 Ritch's annual "Meat Is Murder" Thanksgiving party. The event name has less to do with animal rights and more to do with the Smiths, whose 1985 album of the same name will be played by cover group This Charming Band. (For the uninitiated, "This Charming Man" was one of the band's biggest hits.) As lovers of the Smiths, lead singer Morrissey, and all of the mopey, poppy goodness of the Britpop all-stars, we're excited to burn off some Turkey Day calories jumping around to "How Soon Is Now?" and "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before," among other hits.

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