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- 07/21/12--08:33: _The Bourne Legacy Post
- 07/21/12--08:42: _Sir Ken on CraigyFerg
- 07/21/12--09:13: _The Backlash of Blu...
- 07/21/12--09:27: _Tara Reid Hospitali...
- 07/21/12--09:41: _Does Natalie Portma...
- 07/21/12--09:54: _☆ MUSIC VIDEO ROUND...
- 07/21/12--09:56: _HQ/Official "Man Of...
- 07/21/12--10:02: _Kile Glover, Usher'...
- 07/21/12--10:14: _'We were very much ...
- 07/21/12--10:33: _Hilary Duff Picture...
- 07/21/12--10:33: _The Wanted Do Thing...
- 07/21/12--10:47: _Iggy Azalea FINALLY...
- 07/21/12--11:03: _MiMi Announces New ...
- 07/21/12--11:04: _One Direction Inter...
- 07/21/12--11:47: _Demi Lovato Perform...
- 07/21/12--11:47: _Iggy Azalea signing...
- 07/21/12--12:04: _Carla Gugino makes ...
- 07/21/12--12:20: _because THIS is you...
- 07/21/12--13:14: _Young Adult Authors...
- 07/21/12--13:14: _Josh Hutcherson hit...
- 07/21/12--08:33: The Bourne Legacy Post
- 07/21/12--08:42: Sir Ken on CraigyFerg
- 07/21/12--09:13: The Backlash of Blue Ivy Carter's "Black Beauty"?
- 07/21/12--09:27: Tara Reid Hospitalized
- 07/21/12--09:54: ☆ MUSIC VIDEO ROUNDUP ☆
- 07/21/12--09:56: HQ/Official "Man Of Steel" Trailer
- 07/21/12--10:02: Kile Glover, Usher's Stepson, Has Died
- 07/21/12--10:33: Hilary Duff Pictured in the Studio Working on New Music!
- 07/21/12--10:33: The Wanted Do Things. Are Successful.
- 07/21/12--10:47: Iggy Azalea FINALLY drops video for Murda Bizness
- 07/21/12--11:03: MiMi Announces New Single "Triumphant"
- 07/21/12--11:04: One Direction Interviews & Candids <3
- 07/21/12--12:04: Carla Gugino makes chipotle mayonnaise with Kelly Ripa & Rob Thomas
- 07/21/12--12:20: because THIS is your new summer anthem
- 07/21/12--13:14: Young Adult Authors: Cray Edition
- 07/21/12--13:14: Josh Hutcherson hits the gym
- talking about his knighthood and how it changed his life
- the Olympics
- having a good "device" at home
- Ken doesn't know what a colonoscopy is, Craig talks about butt mints
Is this like his fifth time on the show?
Here are only a few of the comments I saw online:
Beyoncé really screwed up, having a baby by Jay-Z. His nose and lips are never going to look right on a girl.
Let’s pray Beyoncé’s genes kick in as B.I.C. gets older. All the money and talent in the world won’t take away from having Jay-Z’s features.
Nappy-headed kid. Wish Beyoncé had married a nice-looking man instead of Jay-Z.
The criticism of full lips, “nappy” hair, and wide noses in our communities is weighted. Some people would have you believe attractiveness is subjective, but the truth is our collective view of facial features is tangled in the web of racism. In our social imagination, European features set the standard for what’s beautiful, rendering broad noses and big lips ugly.
Writer Akiba Solomon also tackled the issue in her article for Colorlines, “On Baby Blue Ivy Carter and the Alleged Ugliness of Blackness.” She writes:
I knew if indulged in even a smidgen more about this little girl, I’d find myself walking among stunted souls who traffic in the idea that the full lips, large eyes, broad nose, and dark brown skin of a Jay-Z is inherently ugly [...] I hope, in our media-saturated, appearance-obsessed society that is still so wounded by white supremacist aesthetics, baby Blue will find peace and joy in the simple act of living, no matter what she looks like.
Demetria Lucas echoed Solomon’s sentiments in a piece on Essence.com, “Real Talk: Do We Believe All Black Is Beautiful?”:
If some of us are very honest, we’ll acknowledge that there are only certain “black” physical features that we as a collective find attractive. Curves? A blessing and curse. Full lips? Eh … depends on how full. Broad nose? On women, not at all. On men? Some get a pass, but not Jay-Z. Kinky hair? Not so much. There’s a reason most black women “prefer” perms, and even a lot of natural girls spend an inordinate amount of time and product trying to reconfigure their coils into curls.
It’s fair that some people simply don’t view Jay-Z as handsome. But when the public excoriates a baby for developing potentially “black” features, it’s our self-hatred that’s rearing its ugly head.
Do you think your opinion of what is "beautiful" to you is due to possibly being conditioned to see it from the European standard?
Tara Reid has been hospitalized in Nice, France for Acute Pancreatitis ... TMZ has learned.
Sources tell us ... Tara has been in the hospital for several days and will remain there awhile longer until she can recover. We're told her condition is not life threatening.
According to the US National Library of Medicine -- Acute Pancreatitis occurs when your body eats away at its pancreas ... causing horrible things like vomiting, nausea, diarrhea and fever.
In a photo taken Tuesday (above) Tara was seen walking around holding her stomach and looking worried.
But get this ... sources tell us told Tara was partying it up on some yachts in Saint Tropez and hitting up the town's nightlife in the days before she was hospitalized.
A rep for Tara could not be reached for comment.
Most cases of pancreatitis are caused by either gallstones and alcohol. In all honesty I'm surprised that TMZ didn't throw that fact in.
I’ve believed, with all my heart, that Christian Bale has been a d-bag for years now. Maybe it was the recording of Bale ripping some poor bastard a new one, maybe it was his too-extreme, too-“Method” absorption into his roles, maybe it was just a general vibe. Whatever it is, I’ve never really been all hot and bothered for Bale, and I’m often left with a feeling of utter bewilderment when some of you ladies are all “OMG, Christian Bale is My Fassbender.” Different strokes, etc, and I understand the urge to have a fantasy bone with a d-bag. But Bale is too douchey for even my fantasy life. Anyway, Bale was recently working with Natalie Portman on a film called Knight of Cups. According to The Enquirer, Natalie quickly grew a giant hate-on for Bale.
I believe some of this, and I’ve put the rest of it on co-sign lay-away. I do think it’s a matter of interpretation – Bale is known for being an OCD perfectionist, for going to extreme lengths with his “Method” and for being a difficult actor to work with. Does it follow that Natalie would label hin as “tedious, arrogant and a disgrace to the acting profession.” Tedious? Sure. Totally. Arrogant? I could see that. But a disgrace to the acting profession? Eh. Even though I’m sure he’s a miserable person in real life, and a miserable coworker, he does put all of it on screen. He is one of the best actors out there right now. He’s a great actor… and a terrible person.
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WATCH/LISTEN TO THIS I'M SO SERIOUS RIGHT NOW
Calvin Harris featuring Example - We'll Be Coming Back
Paloma Faith - 30 Minute Love Affair
Niki & The Dove - Dance Floor
Aiden Grimshaw - Curtain Call
Ellie Goulding featuring Tinie Tempah - Hanging On
Wynter Gordon - Stimela
Loreen - Euphoria
Usher's 11-year-old stepson has passed away this morning from injuries suffered in a tragic jetski accident in Georgia earlier this month ... TMZ has learned.
Doctors removed 11-year-old Kyle Glover from life support after it was determined the injuries were too severe to overcome. We're told Kyle's mother, Tameka Foster, struggled tremendously with the decision.
According to our sources, Tameka is understandably devastated.
Glover was injured on July 8 ... as he was riding in an inner tube that was connected to a pontoon in Lake Lanier. According to authorities, a family friend who was riding a jetski behind the pontoon lost control and collided with Glover's tube.
The accident is currently under investigation. source
Perhaps as an act of contrition or even desire to regain the public’s benediction after having betrayed it, newly released Raffaello Follieri has sought to share the memories of his previous relationship with film actress, Anne Hathaway since recently leaving prison.
The former disgraced businessman had until his imprisonment in 2008 being involved in a 4 year whirlwind romance with the actress who had no choice but to leave Raffaello when it became revealed the degree of widespread fraud that he had imparted. In part to maintain the illusion of wealth and access and one wonders to keep his screen actress girlfriend forever enthralled with him.
The images released show the couple in various reposes. From dining on Mediterranean yachts, greeting the former President of the United States, Bill Clinton and in general basking in each other’s company. It is fairly evident by looking at the pictures, that the actress was indeed quite smitten and very much in love with Raffaello until his web of deceit finally caught up with him.
Offered Raffaello when asked if he missed his former lifestyle, he responded:
‘If you think about how nice your life was before, you will go insane.’
Yet, life was indeed very nice for the young man before the music finally caught up with him.
The businessman’s address was the luxurious Olympic Tower near Central Park, New York, for which he paid an astonishing $37,000 a month.
Raffaello travelled the world with his movie star girlfriend on chartered jets and yachts, staying in the Dorchester hotel in London, the Ritz in Paris, and the Excelsior in Rome.
He once spent $107,000 for a private jet to whisk him and Hathaway to a lavish New Year’s party at Oscar de la Renta’s house in the Dominican Republic, where guests included Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Any guesses why Anne Hathaway was so smitten by Raffaello? Then again how many of us would build a web of deceit to have the chance to date movie star princesses? How many already do but perhaps not to the degree Raffaello Follieri did. Then again one supposes the biggest deceit being played wasn’t that on Ms Hathaway or Mr Follieri’s business associates but rather on himself, as evidenced by the fact that he was forced to go to jail and forfeit all he possessed.
Adds the actor:
‘I wish her the best of luck, she is engaged to a new guy now, that is great.’
‘There won’t be a custody battle for our dog,’ he joked. ‘I bought Annie the dog, and the dog stays with her, that is the end.
‘I don’t have any bad feelings for Annie and I hope she is happy. I do, however, have some resentment for the people who put me in this situation. People who did not show me loyalty.’
Raffaello dear. Can I be please be ever so blunt with you dear? You are the one who put yourself in this position and ultimately you are the one who failed to behave loyally. Something I am sure Ms Hathaway could tell you more about should you ever run into her ever again…
Yes, these are his pictures but...is he even allowed to share these without her consent?
Hilary has been recording for her new album since before the birth of Luca, starting at the beginning of this year in January. Now after the birth of Luca for the first time.
According to a few tweets and this instagram photo (see above), Hilary has been in the booth recording her comeback album with writer-producer Mitch Allan, songwriter Ali Tamposi, and rocker Jason Evigan.
Hilary previously worked with Mitch Allan on Dignity’s “Happy”, but outside of the Duffster, Allan’s worked with a who’s who of commercial pop-rock artists like Daughtry, Lindsay Lohan, Simple Plan, and funnily enough, Mexi-pop diva Belinda.
Hil’s also worked with Tamposi before, but only on previous sessions for her new album. Tamposi penned Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”.
Lastly, Jason Evigan is the lead singer from L.A. rock band After Midnight Project.
my body is read for new music!!
The Wanted Celebrate 'Glad You Came' Going Triple Platinum In US
The Wanted lads caused hysteria over in the US this summer and it seems all hard work (partying in the Playboy mansion) has paid off.
The band's debut US single 'Glad You Came' has now sold over 3 million copies, sending it triple platinum stateside.
"Wow… just got some amazing news from America," The Wanted tweeted fans yesterday (July 18). "This last week, 'Glad You Came' went TRIPLE PLATINUM IN THE USA!!!!! #GYCTriplePlatinum.
"We have the most amazing #TWFanmily. Thank you to every single one of you who have gotten us here!"
The Wanted lads joined a host of other big names at last night's London premiere of the Dark Knight Rises and they brought their other half’s along to enjoy the experience.
Looking very dapper in their suits, Tom Parker has girlfriend Kelsey Hardwick on his arm, while bandmate Siva Kaneswaran showed off his long term partner Nareesha McCaffrey.Nathan may have cut a lonely figure but not to fear his rumoured girlfriend , Amy Winehouse's goddaughter Dionne Bromfield, was in attendance at the event. [oop]
Michelle Keegan & Max Have Split
The relationship was over weeks ago...
We all thought it was a little strange that Michelle Keegan didn’t seem bothered by the fact that Max George was snogging other girls, and last night it was revealed that the couple broke up weeks ago. Now not so strange, just sad.
According to sources the pair’s busy work schedules had made it a struggle for them to keep their relationship going, with Max spending most of the year in America with The Wanted and Michelle filming for Coronation Street.
Last night a spokesman for Max confirmed to The Mirror that the couple had split: "He and Michelle are no longer together...They have been separated for a number of weeks, but hoped to keep this a private matter.”
Max and Michelle first announced their relationship back in January 2011 and by June that year were engaged. However earlier this year the couple confirmed that they were no longer getting married but still an item, although they were rarely seen in one another’s company.
An insider told The Mirror that they are both “devastated” but hope to remain “close friends”.
“Max and Michelle have tried to keep this quiet for the time being. Only their closest friends and family know about this. It’s very sad for both of them, but they are going to try and remain close friends.
"At the moment they’re both really busy with work and focusing on that. “Both are devastated that they couldn’t make it work.
“Max has been spending lots of time in the US with The Wanted, and Michelle has been busy filming Corrie. It has been a long-distance relationship for a while now and they’ve struggled to keep things going.”
Well this is all a bit rubbish isn’t it? Michelle you go and eat loads of ice cream and play with your nice hair; and Max admire your face in the mirror and get Jay to give you some piggy backs. We should so be relationship councillors.
Sugarscape you suck.
Oh and Kidz Bop Covered Glad You Came.
Jury is still out on whether this is worse than the Glee cover.
Iggy Azalea finally dropped the music video for Murda Bizness. The release was somewhat marred by the fact that Iggy hyped up the 'release' on MTV's 10 on Top show. Unfortunately, they only ended up showing about 20 seconds of the video...
@MariahCarey: So I can finally announce to you that my new single is coming out early August! It's called TRIUMPHANT (Get 'Em) ft. Rick Ross & Meek Mill (hew?)
@MariahCarey: I wrote TRIUMPHANT when I was going through a difficult time & it helped me get through it. When u hear it, pay attention 2 the lyrics #WIN
Randy is bringing Mariah to “Idol” to join him as a judge. It’s the perfect situation. They can finish their album, and Mariah can settle in for a couple of years, hopefully, as her twins are in their formative years. “Idol” will keep her close to home. Plus, when said album is released, it will give her an automatic platform from which to launch and promote it.
Now here’s the newest news: The first single from the album, I am told, is a song called “Triumphant.” When all the “Idol” contracts are signed, and the deal is finalized, both Randy and Mariah will be exactly that–Triumphant. And “American Idol” will be a fun show to watch again. Unlike Jennifer Lopez, Mariah can sing, sing, sing. No doubt we’ll hear a lot of warbling from the judges’ table.
Now we’ll have two members of the same family on competing reality-singing shows because Nick Cannon, Mariah’s hubby, host “America’s Got Talent.” The Carey-Cannons have talent, too!
So many feels right now. What are you hoping her new single will be like? I hope its a complete divergence from the predictable, formulaic stuff she's been putting out in recent years. I want me some 90s inspired R&B I can pussy pop to in da club a la Fantasty. And no more of this whisper b.s. either. Bitch you betta SANG yo ass off!
Iggy Azalea is headed to Roc Nation!
Well- that is if a recent Tweet by the ‘Murda Bizness‘ creator is anything to go by.
A tweet, which saw her confirm she was to meet the management/label who house its founder Jay-Z, Rihanna, MIA, Rita Ora and if reports are to be believed- Pop philanthropist Shakira.
She’s already down with T.I., but she doesn’t have a deal in place. And she’s got an album set to drop this fall. Well, she tweeted: “On my way to go meet the lovely people at roc nation before my shoot. :-)” I guess she may have a situation soon if the rumors are correct.
If Iggy is indeed to sign with ROC, let’s hope she’s learned from earlier mistakes and says sayonara to Grand Hustle…forever.
For, perhaps by way of naivety or lack of common sense, Azalea signed to a group with no record of launching sustainable careers in the way ROC can boast feats scored by Rihanna and Cash Money with Wayne, Drake and now Nicki Minaj.
Indeed, as harsh as this sounds, it seems Iggy let her inner-fan get the best of her, rejecting a deal at Interscope (Lady GaGa, 50 Cent, Eminem) when the label requested she drop T.I. from her project.
Its not the first time she met with The new Roc and now that she needs a “home,” its looking more evident that she’ll land there.
So, here’s hoping something good came from her meeting yesterday, and encourages the starlet to take control of her otherwise promising career.
Iggy was in New York for the past week doing lots of new photo shoots including the cover of Vixen magazine:
Shooting the cover of Nylon magazine:
Iggy also recently announced she was the new face of global clothing brand Levi's. You can view some pics of Iggy on the set of their new "Go Forth" campaign below:
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Who wouldn't want Carla in their kitchen?
Mahi-Mahi with Chipotle Mayonnaise
½ C Mayonnaise
2 T Finely Chopped Chipotles in Adobo Sauce (canned)
Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
6 Six-Oz Fillets Mahi-Mahi
2 T Olive Oil
Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 Bunch of Cilantro (finely chopped)
Combine the chipotles and mayonnaise and mix thoroughly. Add salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
Set a medium fire on the grill. Set a grilling basket on the grill grate. Oil the rack. Brush the fillets with oil and season with salt and pepper. Set the fish fillets on the hot rack and grill for 4 to 5 minutes, until the fish is lightly browned on the outside and firm and white on the inside. Using tongs or a spatula, carefully turn the fillets and continue to grill for another 3 to 4 minutes.
Transfer to serving plates, brush the mayonnaise on the mahi-mahi and sprinkle chopped cilantro on top, serve right away.
Little Big Town's "Pontoon" is the Summers Hottest Song
Little Big Town‘s latest single, “Pontoon,” is shaping up to be one of the summer’s hottest songs, and the members of the band were fans of it from the moment they first heard it.
Band member Karen Fairchild sings lead on “Pontoon.” Her husband and band mate Jimi Westbrook tells Suite101.com, “I think the groove is really cool, different and sexy. That kind of lyric was a little unexpected coming from a girl.”
“Pontoon” has become a real highlight of Little Big Town’s concerts too. Jimi says, “The fans have responded so amazing, and when we play it in the live setting the people go crazy for it.”
Little Big Town’s new album, Tornado, will be out September 11 featuring “Pontoon.”
Literary feuding sinks to new low
Bullying by book reviewers is rife, but how can a website claiming to out the worst offenders hide behind anonymity?
Now, I am all for a nice literary feud, and I can't help but watch with glee when authors respond to their critics (and when those critics are subsequently reported to the FBI … ), but after being alerted to the existence of the Stop the GoodRead Bullies website by my favourite romance blog, Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, I feel a little as if I'm falling down a rabbit hole.
The site says it was set up by "readers, bloggers, and Goodreads members who, inspired by those who have already taken a stand, have come together in an effort to stop the bullying we have seen on the GR fora". They give examples of this bullying – the reviewer who wrote: "I'm adjusting my review to reflect that the author of this book was very rude to me on a social network"; one who called a book "an absolute fucking trainwreck", and said "the author of this book just disgusts me to high hell"; one who said "I don't think I've ever been so offended, so disgusted and just so damn pissed when reading a book. It genuinely pains me to see that people actually enjoyed this."
The angry reviews, it appears, are often the result of authors responding to bad reviews of their books. It's not a new phenomenon – Publishers Weekly touched on it in January, as did author Julie Bertagna for the Guardian. But the situation is mushrooming: there's a list on GoodReads devoted to authors who have replied – angrily – to negative reviews, called "Author Temper Tantrums", and the STGRB site gives examples of authors who have apparently given up writing after being subjected to bullying on the site.
The intention of STGRB is to "out these bullies one by one, using online public information, screencaps, and other related, non-copyrighted pictures". So, while remaining anonymous themselves, they're posting details about these bullying reviewers on the website, including their photos and real names.
Good god. It's mirrors within mirrors, worlds within worlds, the (outed) bullies (anonymously) bullied. I'm not sure any more who is doing the bullying – authors bullying reviewers, reviewers bullying authors, readers bullying reviewers – but it's certainly leaving a bad taste in my mouth. The only good thing to be said about any of it is that it shows how much people care about books.
But "outing and attempting to shame reviewers for doing what everyone does in different forms and different venues is counterintuitive, cruel, and hypocritical (especially the part where those doing the exposing hide behind pseudonyms)", says Smart Bitches. Hear hear. Let the snarkers snark, I say, and if you're that worried about what people think, then it's best, perhaps, to follow in the footsteps of Siri Hustvedt, and steer clear of reviews altogether.
lol @ ppl with this much privilege and time to kill
whenever I think of bullying I think of this first lol I suck
also, authors, I don't think bullying means what you think it means...
Josh Hutcherson hits the gym at Fitness Factory in Los Angeles, CA with dad on July 20, 2012