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There is no shortage of reasons to respect Azealia Banks. She is arguably the most agile female singer-rapper since Missy Elliott, one who creates wonderfully advanced but accessible anthems with offbeat electronic producers like Lunice, Hudson Mohawke and Machinedrum and will release her debut album in February. She doesn't toil to maintain a glamorous façade, as the Mickey Mouse sweater in her "212" video demonstrated. She's even turning into a grand fashion muse by virtue of this independence; Lady Gaga's creative director, Nicola Formichetti, directed her adventurous "Liquorice" clip and Alexander Wang featured her in his Resort 2013 video. Last week, as Banks prepared to perform at MAC's Fashion's Night Out party in New York– a short set the length of her 1991 EP, and one coinciding with the release of her "Yung Rapunxel" purple lipstick for the line – she spoke to Rolling Stone about her relationship with fashion and cosmetics, her eternal love for Beyoncé and why being a "cunt" is a good thing
What does having a signature lipstick mean to you as an artist?
"Yung Rapunxel" represents what I'm all about: being myself, no matter what it costs. Yung Rapunxel is that girl who pisses people off but doesn't really mean to. She's actually a sweetheart! But people are so taken aback that she's so herself; she's not even trying to be unique or different. She literally just lives in her head; she does what she wants to do. So, the lipstick is here for someone who is happy to be themself.
What made you want to do a regal purple?
I think purple on dark skin does look really royal. So instead of a brown or red, I thought purple was perfect for me.
It goes well with your hair.
It's actually inspired by it! I got this purple weave when I went to Australia and had a meeting with [MAC] and said, "This is my hair for the fall. Let's do purple."
Can you discuss how you developed Yung Rapunxel into a heightened alter-ego?
When I first started wearing long weaves – this was when I was about 16 and worked at Starbucks and could afford it, [because] before that, my parents wouldn't let me! – I bought this 24-inch-long weave. And you could not tell me that I was not the sexiest shit ever. I was like, "Oh my gosh, look at me." And I started calling myself Rapunzel; when I wrote "212," I randomly added the "Young" to it. Sometimes when you're writing, ideas just spring up randomly, and I realized "Yung Rapunxel" sounded so cool.
I love the way experimenting with fashion and beauty products can also trigger an unexpected response from someone's subconscious or imagination. Then you can become an enhanced character. Is that how you utilize fashion?
Definitely, but I have lots of help. People always ask me about fashion, but I don't know the first thing about it. I can't even pretend I do. I'm very lucky the fashion world has embraced me and helped me with image. I feel like I don't know how to create a look, but I know how to make music. I know how to work. And I work so hard.
Your new video for "1991" really touches upon the steely, bionic videos of early Nineties house artists. What about vogue-ing and ball culture inspires you?
Well, I'm from Harlem. I went to art school; I grew up with the cunts. And that term doesn't come from me! People think I invented it, but I didn't. To be cunty is to be feminine and to be, like, aware of yourself. Nobody's fucking with that inner strength and delicateness. The cunts, the gay men, adore that. My friends would say, "Oh you need to cunt it up! You're being too banjee." Banjee means unrefined and rough. You need your cunts: they fix your hair for you and do your makeup. They give you confidence and give you life.
So do you feel a special affection for your gay fans?
Definitely. I mean, I'm bisexual, so it makes sense. But I don't want to be that girl who says all gays necessarily hang out together, of course! I have people say to me, "Oh wow, my friend is gay, too," and I'm like, "Yeah, so?"
Who did you admire growing up?
Aaliyah. And I love Beyonce – she's the queen of everything. She's the most remarkable performer and musician. And this is just my humble opinion, but I just think she's better than everyone else making music right now.
Are you still starstruck by her?
Yes, and I met her – and I cried! It was so embarrassing. It was at the Met Ball. I was fucking around with Kanye and she was sitting there, chilling and eating dinner. I freaked out. And I realized she saw me being a dummy and I started crying. Then I saw her expression, like, "Girl, get your shit together." I had to walk away and get myself together and pat my face, then come back to properly say hi! And if I meet her again someday, I'll probably cry again.
Perhaps one day you'll be tourmates.
(look of shock) I don't think... Ah, don't even get me aghast right now. Look at me, you already have me thinking about it! It would be so fucking crazy.
Are you going to shows this week? I assume maybe Alexander Wang?
No, I'm not! I actually wasn't invited [to Wang].
Well, are you interested to see how it all plays out? What ideas would you like to see people present?
I don't really know. Like I said, I'm not a fashion girl, and I don't follow it too much. I mean, I love looking at magazines – what girl doesn't? But I don't know enough to comment. I'm too much of a music nerd. Like, I'm such a music nerd. I'm more likely to be watching Pitchfork.
Well, to be frank, your look tonight is more interesting than what will be on many of the runways. What are you wearing?
These caged boots are a vintage collaboration between Jean Paul Gaultier and Doc Marten. These shorts are a custom creation from Cerre and this is a vintage cone bra Gaultier swimsuit – very Nineties Madonna!
She also shot a video for 'Luxury'. YASSSS
'Harry Potter' Author Rebrands Herself as a Writer for Adults -- Very Quietly
How do you leverage the power of one of the most-lucrative brands in history while simultaneously distancing yourself from it?
That's the marketing wizardry that book publisher Little, Brown & Co. hopes to pull off as it prepares to launch one of the most-anticipated titles of the year: an adult novel from "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling.
The Hachette Book Group division is taking a minimalist approach to marketing "The Casual Vacancy," Ms. Rowling's first outing since penning the conclusion to her blockbuster seven-part children's saga in 2007. The theory is that while she's arguably the best-known contemporary author in children's literature, within the adult-fiction category she is an unknown entity. Distancing the "Potter" franchise from her new work could alleviate preconceived notions about "The Casual Vacancy" and open Ms. Rowling up to wider swath of readers.
And Little Brown is expecting a lot of readers -- "The Casual Vacancy" will have an initial print run of 2 million.
"We're thinking there's no constituency that knows and loves J.K. Rowling that won't know of and be interested in 'The Casual Vacancy,'" said Little Brown Marketing Director Heather Fain. "But we also want people who just love great literary fiction to read the book, too."
The novel is under a strict embargo until 8 a.m. on its global release date of Sept. 27, and its marketing program will rely heavily on a slew of promotional TV stops, including "Good Morning America" and "The Daily Show." Ms. Rowling will make only one in-person appearance in the U.S., a ticketed event at Lincoln Center in New York on Oct. 16 that will be live-streamed to bookstores all over the U.S.
To keep the plotline of the 512-page tome under wraps, no copies have been released for review. A blurb issued earlier this year promised a darkly comic mystery set in a quaint rural English village. Little Brown has bought ads on Google, Facebook and NPR, but in-store marketing is muted. Only minimally designed promotional signs indicate the book is coming at all.
Patricia Bostelman, VP-marketing at Barnes & Noble, said the minimalism of the campaign is largely at Ms. Rowling's request. "She had very strong opinions about how she wanted this book marketed," Ms. Bostelman said. "She's very committed to being received as an adult-fiction writer, and she wants the work to stand alone, apart from her reputation and success."
Of course, few authors have the luxury to pare marketing in the way Ms. Rowling has for "Casual Vacancy," thanks to her already-massive base of enthusiasts. The trick will be to mobilize that base -- millennial readers who grew up with "Harry" -- without creating any false expectations. Andrew Sims, editor of the fan-focused entertainment site Hypable, said fans that are wild about Harry are cautiously excited about this new work. "Nobody knows what to expect, and there's a lot riding on this," he said. "This is the same audience she reached in the '90s, they're just older. She's out of the fantasy world, and the question is, can she pull it off?"
The first Potter novel was released in the U.K. in 1997, and six more followed, leading the series to a total of 450 million copies sold in 73 languages. It was also critically acclaimed, garnering multiple book prizes. And by its last chapter, the plot was dark, dense and deeply thematic.
Mr. Sims said Ms. Rowling's writing style matured along with her readers as the series progressed, noting those readers think she's already proved her aptitude in navigating adult themes. Ms. Fain, one of about 15 people in the U.S. who has read the book, draws a stark line between this work and anything Ms. Rowling has done before. "It takes place in the real world, and it's about relationships and how families interact. There is a lot of meat to it," she said.
In another break from her earlier work, "The Casual Vacancy" will be released in e-book form right away. Ms. Rowling resisted the format for years; the "Potter" franchise was released electronically only six months ago.
It's an acknowledgement of an evolved publishing industry. A Pew Research Institute study released in April 2012 found 21% of American adults had read an e-book, up from 17% from just before Christmas. Of those adults, 34% were 29 or younger -- just the demo Ms. Rowling and Little Brown are banking on.
"E-books are something you can't avoid nowadays," said Jim Milliot, co-editorial director at Publishers Weekly. "Especially for an audience of 20-to-30-somethings who are tech savvy. And it just so happens [that] mystery is one of the most-read genres in e-book form."
As they walk a careful line between attracting "Potter" purists while keeping Harry out of the conversation, the challenge becomes defining the new J.K. Rowling brand.
"In a lot of ways, we want to think of her as a new author," Ms. Fain said. "We had to look at this book by itself and figure out how it's going to connect with readers, how people will become engrossed in it and, hopefully, love it."
I am really looking forward to this book.
The Afghan Taliban said on Monday they were doing everything in their power to try to kidnap or assassinate Britain's Prince Harry, who arrived in Afghanistan last week to fly attack helicopters.
Queen Elizabeth's grandson is in Afghanistan on a four-month tour, based out of Camp Bastion in volatile Helmand province, where he will be on the front line in the NATO-led war against Taliban insurgents.
"We are using all our strength to get rid of him, either by killing or kidnapping," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told Reuters by telephone from an undisclosed location.
"We have informed our commanders in Helmand to do whatever they can to eliminate him," Mujahid added, declining to go into detail on what he dubbed the "Harry operations".
The 27-year-old prince, who is third in line to the throne, took up his new role two weeks after he was photographed frolicking naked in Las Vegas.
Known in the military as Captain Wales, he first served in Afghanistan in 2008 as an on-ground air controller, but his tour was cut short when a news blackout, designed to protect him while on the front line, collapsed.
The Ministry of Defence has said the threat to Prince Harry's life in Afghanistan was less severe in helicopters.
A Texas woman developed a respiratory disease that officials believe has been caused by hantavirus.
The home in the Houston suburb of the Woodlands has been under quarantine since Friday. A woman who had been in the home tested positive for the disease and is now recovering, with medications after a stay in the hospital, according to ABC News affiliate ABC13. A sheriff's deputy has remained outside the home all weekend to keep everyone a safe distance away.
A second test on the woman by the state health department will determine whether she does in fact have hantavirus, according to ABC13.
Between the cleanup crew and the film crew, as many as 30 people had been in and out of the home over the past two weeks. The producers of the reality series refused to comment on the situation.
Infection with the hantavirus comes from inhaling or ingesting particles of mice droppings, or urine, and has a 40 percent mortality rate.
"Hantavirus is a disease that's carried by rodents, and when you go through processes like cleaning the home, sweeping, vacuuming, that sort of thing, it goes into the air," said Montgomery County Medical Director Dr. Mark Escott.
Escott told ABC13 that neighbors should be on the lookout for rodents.
"The best way to prevent spread of the disease is to control the rodents in the home. If rodents are found in the home, then they need to make sure that they use folks who are licensed to clean homes," said Escott.
"That house was made to order for that kind of thing. There's not any cleaning going on," said neighbor Jim Polito.
This comes after three visitors to Yosemite National Park died from the same virus after staying in infested cabins. More than 10,000 tourists were warned to watch for symptoms. The virus takes one to six weeks to incubate. Flu-like symptoms -- chills, muscle aches, fevers -- initially appear, and the disease progresses rapidly. Within a day or two it can be very difficult to breathe.
kind of surprised this is the first high-profile serious disease that has come out of a hoarder home tbh
"Trampire:" Why the Public Slut Shaming of Kristen Stewart Matters for Young Women
For the most part, I don't really care about the Robert Pattinson-Kristen Stewart breakup, because I don't know them, I don't like the Twilight movies and after suffering through David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, I'm very upset with Robert Pattinson. I don't care if Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders did it in a car, in a bar, in a house or with a mouse; I don't care if the entire relationship was staged for publicity (as many, including Angelina Jolie, are now alleging) or if Robsten were this generation's Cheng and Eng, severed by the knife of infidelity. This is because it's not my relationship to care about, and whatever does or does not stay in Robsten's bedroom is none of my beeswax, and it's none of America's either. If the news people need a story to cover, what about the millions of Americans living in poverty or the real violence that happens in our streets every day, the Chicago neighborhoods so dangerous they have been compared to Iraq? They say that if it bleeds it leads, but there's no blood in the Robsten breakup -- just two young people doing the very thing that makes them young: making bad decisions.
Yet Stewart's infidelity continues to be constant news, nearly a month after the split.
Part of the reason that Robsten doesn't matter to me, however, is that I am not a young woman today, and I'm glad that I'm not. For any girl growing up who pays attention to the media, it's a terrifying time to understand what it means to be a girl in society. From Rush Limbaugh, they've learned that they are prostitutes and "sluts" for wanting birth control and healthy reproductive options for women. From Todd Akin, they've learned that their bodies can magically judo chop any unwanted side effects of rape and that women somehow can be "illegitimately" raped. From Paul Ryan, they've learned that rape is just "another method of conception," which should be news to the makers of the Kama Sutra. And then Rape Culture Super-Defender Mike Huckabee chimed in by saying that "rape can create extraordinary people," because young women everywhere desperately needed his opinion on this issue. Thanks, Huck.
Although young girls might not be paying attention to the "War on Women" rampant in the media this year, as women's bodies and reproductive rights continue to be a wedge campaign issue, the Robsten breakup has been everywhere and certainly on their radars and will remain so with the final Twilight installment due this Fall. Since the first premiered in 2008, the Twilight film series has been a massively popular global phenomenon, and the movies have taken in over a billion dollars in the United States alone. Until she was usurped by Scarlett Johansson's hefty paycheck for The Avengers 2, these films and Snow White and the Huntsman made Kristen Stewart the highest-paid actress in Hollywood. Because of this, Stewart and Bella Swan (the vacuous damsel in emotional distress she portrays in Twilight) have come to be symbols of young women today, whether we like it or not. (I'm not personally jazzed about Bella Swan being a symbol for anything.) Stewart's every single red carpet pout, frowny face, lip bite and eye roll has been obsessively overanalyzed by the media, in the same way that women's bodies are in general so open to scrutiny, ridicule and debate in today's society. The media beatings that Sarah Jessica Parker and Hilary Swank take for not fitting the norm of Hollywood glamor highlight the restrictive expectations we have for women today. We are shocked when women don't fit into that narrative, and the scrutiny is especially harsh when every blogger in the world is ready to tear you apart. Like the camera, the media adds 10 pounds.
Such is the case with Stewart. Because Stewart has been acting since she was nine and appearing in major Hollywood films since she was 12, there's a sense of fatigue and discomfort with the system about Kristen Stewart, in many ways the Jodie Foster of her generation. Like Foster (who recently came out in support of K-Stew), Stewart's always been too private and too smart for the media attention surrounding her. Although Megan Fox and Katherine Heigl are widely unpopular for being outspoken, what made the ubiquitously awkward Stewart even more of a public piñata was her attachment to Robert Pattinson, the erstwhile James Dean of today, the object of every other tween girl's affections. Her ever-tabloided relationship made her an object of vicarious wish fulfillment, jealousy and scorn. If Kristen Stewart has the "perfect boyfriend" and the "perfect life," why can't she just look happy? Why doesn't she seem more gracious? Why can't she just smile for the cameras like she's supposed to?
Because Stewart's clear dislike of the charade of celebrity breaks the fourth wall of what we expect of women today, it's hardly surprising that the public dogpiled on her in wake of the Robsten breakup. Fans took to Twitter and the blogosphere to voice their disbelief, call her a "whore" and a "homewrecking slut," inform her that she'll never do better than Robert Pattinson and make threats on her life, supposedly on behalf of all women torn apart by the break up. One female fan even filmed a reaction video on YouTube to publicize her devastation, a segment similar in tone to Chris Crocker's now infamous "Leave Britney Alone!" video.
In response, Will Ferrell satirized the public outcry on Conan in a fake emotional meltdown he had on the show, one in which he referred to Kristen Stewart as a "trampire." It's brilliant.
But America, too oblivious to realize it was being made fun of, latched instead onto that single word: trampire. A Google search of "Kristen Stewart" and "trampire" now pulls up over a million hits, including for a website t-shirt retailer now profiting off of Stewart's breakup by selling "Kristen Stewart is a trampire" tees. They come in three colors: blue, white and orange, for those who want to dress like a traffic cone while slut shaming someone. (Apparently, misogyny is the hot look for this Halloween season.) For those who feel truly invested in the breakup and have some spare cash, Skreened also made you "Kristen Stewart F-ing Sucks" and "Robert Pattinson Can Do Better" shirts.
In response to this public bullying, Kristen Stewart was dropped from the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, and rumors are that the follow-up will instead feature Chris Hemsworth in the lead. They're calling it The Huntsman. You know things have gotten bad when the studio doesn't just fire you from a film; they're so afraid of being associated with your scandal that they're firing your entire character.
As Jodie Foster argued in her op-ed for The Daily Beast on the K-Stew scandal, "this too shall pass," and Kristen Stewart is intelligent and well-possessed enough to survive this public media lynching. She's young and she made a mistake. It's hardly the first time that a 22-year-old has had an affair, and I'm not concerned for Kristen Stewart. She'll be fine, and this scandal will die down soon enough. The worst is already over.
But for young women, the culture of slut shaming that the Kristen Stewart scandal represents won't go away. I might not be concerned for K-Stew, but I am concerned for all the young women today who are tuned into this scandal, ones who are learning that it's not okay to screw up, ever. Chris Brown can publicly beat the hell out of his girlfriend but still be played on the radio and win Grammys. However, if you ever cheat on your boyfriend, your life is over and no one will ever want to be associated with you. Almost no one will blame the much-older guy you cheated with, and it might actually make him more famous and help his career. Few will care that he was your boss and in a position of authority or that he may have have taken advantage of your youth and relative inexperience. Everything is your fault, and your life will be threatened over it. If you are a trampire, you will be publicly staked for it, even though cheater Ashton Kutcher recently emerged relatively unscathed by the media. No one asked for him to be fired from Two and a Half Men.
I might not be concerned for K-Stew, but I am concerned for my younger stepsister who has pictures of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson on her walls, who idolizes and worships them, and who might grow up to hate Kristen Stewart for reasons she doesn't understand. I'm worried she will be taught that it's not okay to mess up, learn from it and apologize, because no one wants your apology, just your suffering on camera. I'm worried that she'll think its okay to harass and threaten women for their indiscretions, even if men get off scot-free. I'm worried she will think this culture of bullying, slut-shaming and rhetorical violence against women is the norm, because you get a t-shirt for it. I'm worried she will learn to internalize the shame brought on far too many women today, for having sexualities, for not being perfect, for not fitting into a box. I'm worried she'll believe men like Todd Akin, Paul Ryan and Mike Huckabee are right.
Because even if she doesn't know who Akin, Ryan and Huckabee are, even if she doesn't pay attention to politics or the radical right-wing GOP, she does pay attention to Twilight and Robsten. And if we want to empower her to be a strong, independently minded woman who knows that her body, sexuality and safety are legitimate and can stand up for her rights, we need to pay attention, too. This might seem ridiculous to us, and most people I know can't wait to stop talking about it. But for her, having this conversation makes a difference. Although no young woman shouldn't think it's okay to cheat, what we are teaching them right now is so much worse.
Mods this article hasn't been posted, I went through the whole Kristen Stewart tag. It's a very different article than any of the other ones that were posted
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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds exchanged vows in front of about 70 guests Sunday night at the Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., according to PEOPLE.
Following the ceremony, the one-year-old couple held their wedding reception in a white tent on the antebellum plantation just outside of Charleston.
As all the details surface, what’s now known about the top-secret surprise ceremony?
Reynolds, 35, and Lively, 25 — who costarred together in 2011′s Green Lantern — have been nesting in their Bedford, N.Y., home since they purchased the estate earlier this year. The couple has mostly laid low since they first started dating, and have spent a lot of time with their families, locally, and in Reynolds’ native Canada.
This marks Reynolds’ second marriage. He was previously wed to actress Scarlett Johansson, whom he officially divorced from in 2011. Lively, meanwhile, has hooked up with everyone from Leonardo DiCaprio to her Gossip Girl co-star Penn Badgley.
So what is known about the couple’s surprise under-the-stars wedding?
1. The pair managed to get their picture-perfect day in order in just one month’s time. Lively reportedly asked for days off from the Gossip Girl set just three weeks ago.
2. The couple took precautions to keep the hush-hush nuptials under wraps; guest were required to check their cell phones.
3. The guests were treated to a $3,000 wedding cake, baked by Maggie Austin Cakes, that was transported from Maryland, according to the NY Daily News. The minister also crossed state lines for Lively and Reynolds’s big day, too — he was flown in from Connecticut.
4. Lively walked down the aisle in Chanel, and Reynolds was suited up in a Hugo Boss tuxedo. The bride and groom vowed for forever with wedding bands designed by Manhattan jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz.
5. Following the ceremony in the plantation’s Cotton Docks, Florence Welch (of Florence + the Machine) belted out a three-song set and Bette Midler serenaded the crowd before a deejay took over tunes for the evening, according to E! News.
6. The food may have been catered locally in the Charleston-adjacent town. “I am being told … that a local restaurant may have catered it,” Kelly Gukanovich of local radio station 95.1 FM told E! News.
7. Christian Louboutin was also in the Southern town over the weekend. A local tweeted, “Spotted: @LouboutinWorld in Charleston! Welcome to the city! #designers”
8. The Boone Hall Plantation released a statement on Facebook Monday morning denying requests for comment on the wedding. “We are receiving a number of inquiries this morning. From time to time Boone Hall Plantation hosts celebrity events. We respect the privacy of the individuals involved at these events. We thank you for your inquiries,” it wrote.
Kanye West Watched Kim Kardashian Sex Tape While Banging Other Chicks
Before Kanye West was nailin' Kim Kardashian ... he used to nail other chicks while watching Ray J nail Kim Kardashian.
Multiple sources with first-hand knowledge of the situation tell us ... Kanye used the Kim K sex tape in the bedroom to get him in the mood ... and it always worked.
As we previously reported, Kanye has had a thing for Kim dating back several years ... and even tried to get her to break up with Reggie Bush in 2009 so they could get together.
We know he loves the sex tape ... he even raps about it on his upcoming album.
Now, Kanye doesn't need the sex tape anymore ... he has the real thing ... and once again, Ray J becomes irrelevant.
She confirmed she was separating from her husband of nine years Will Arnett last week.
And Amy Poehler is already beginning her transition into a newly single mother, wearing a bra-baring top and removing her wedding ring at LAX
The funnywoman, who turns 41 next week, looked in good spirits as she arrived back in Los Angeles.
With thick-framed hipster glasses covering her make-up free face, Amy paired her racy sheer top with a navy blazer, blue jeans, and moon boots.
The "Saturday Night Live" star and her 42-year-old partner confirmed the news of their 'very amicable' split to Us Weekly last Thursday.
The beloved couple often appeared alongside each other in TV shows such as "Arrested Development", and in the films Blades of Glory, Horton Hears a Who!, On Broadway, Spring Breakdown and Monsters vs. Aliens.
Five days before the season premiere of its 38th season, Saturday Night Live announced a trio of newcomers who will fill out the cast after Kristin Wiig, Andy Samberg, and Abby Elliott departed the show. Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong will be the new featured players when Seth MacFarlane and Frank Ocean headline this weekend. All three are veterans of the Chicago improv scene, including The Second City, fertile recruiting ground for the show since the days of John Belushi and Bill Murray.
Watch clips of all three under the cut:
Madonna isn't afraid to show her support for President Barack Obama, nor is she afraid to paint it on her body.
On Thursday night while Obama delivered his nomination acceptance speech at the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Madonna was busy performing as part of her "MDNA" tour at Yankee Stadium in New York City.
She clearly had the POTUS on her mind, however, and Madonna decided to show fans just how much she loves Mr. Obama.
"I've seen some scary things. I've seen people being locked up and put in jail for speaking their minds, for being gay, for not practicing the right religion, for not dressing the proper way," Madonna said to the crowd of 40,000, AOL music reported. "Yeah, it's scary. But what it made me realize is how lucky I am to be living here in America. It doesn't mean that this is the perfect country. We have a long way to go."
The singer went on to voice her adoration for First Lady Michelle Obama, according to The Hill, saying, "Thank god for Michelle Obama." Later, that love was aimed at President Obama, "Tonight I'm not going to show my a--. I'm going to show my feelings. How's that for living dangerously?" The 54-year-old then ripped off her shirt to reveal an "OBAMA" tattoo painted across her lower back.
The singer has been supporting Obama since his first run in 2008. She even sold a T-shirt featuring a screen print of Obama's face in multicolors captioned with her hit song, "Express Yourself."
News out of Ontario, Calif. on the second night of the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions is none too good for Olympic gold medalists McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman: both were reportedly injured while performing exhibition sets on uneven bars, which happens to be each gymnast's weakest event.
Maroney, the Olympic silver medalist on vault, was reportedly carried out of the arena by medics after she fell landing a very simple layout dismount during her uneven bars routine. The 16-year-old Californian, who was plagued by toe issues before the Games, recently revealed that she was also suffering from a broken fibula in London.
Raisman, who became the first U.S. gymnast to win gold on women's floor exercise last month, fell to her stomach as she missed a Shaposhnikova on uneven bars. Her legs, according to Tweets by people who saw the show, smacked the hard concrete surface of the arena floor, which for some reason was not covered by a mat.
Looks like will have to wait till 2013 for Marvel Dexter comic series.
Via: bloody-disgusting.com: Last year, Marvel excitedly announced that Jeff Lindsay, creator of the Dexter, would write a comic series set in the same world as his novels. The series was originally set to begin October 2012. Since the announcement, we haven’t seen a single piece of preview art or any details on the series so it’s not much of a shock that the publisher is now pushing the series for a 2013 date.
It’s a mystery as to what Dexter will look like or where the plot will take off, and we won’t find out until early 2013.
Jeff Lindsay is also the man responsible for turning it into the successful Showtime TV series, and it’s a rarity that he will be writing the comics as well. This provides a great opportunity for fans of the TV series to jump into a comic that promises quality, and which stays true to the creators vision. It seems the series will lend itself more to the novels than the TV series. Stay tuned for previews…whenever that may be.
"South Park" Returns with All-New Episodes Beginning on Wednesday, September 26 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
All-New Season 16 Episodes Available in HD Exclusively on Xbox LIVE Video Marketplace, iTunes, Sony PlayStation Network, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, and in SD on Samsung Media Hub and iN Demand
New Episodes Also Available on SouthParkStudios.com
NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2012 -- "South Park" returns with seven all-new episodes beginning on Wednesday, September 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.
The all-new "South Park" episodes from this season are available in HD exclusively on Xbox LIVE, iTunes, Sony PlayStation Network, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu, and in SD on Samsung Media Hub and iN Demand. Episodes are also available on SouthParkStudios.com.
Voted "The Greatest Animated TV Series" in a poll conducted by Entertainment Weekly, Comedy Central's "South Park" launched on August 13, 1997. The series airs Wednesday nights at 10:00 p.m. and repeats later that night at midnight (all times ET/PT).
Co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with Anne Garefino, are Executive Producers of the Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning "South Park." Frank C. Agnone II is the Supervising Producer. Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell and Vernon Chatman are Producers. "South Park's" Web site is www.southparkstudios.com.
Filming of Thor 2 has started today on set in Bourne Wood, Farnham, Surrey, England.
In regards to the action, the sequence that's being filmed involves a battle between Asgardian warriors and an army race known as Marauders. And although scheduled to be filmed on at later date, Thor himself is expected to make a grand entrance into the battle. Reportedly featuring almost 300 extras, the shoot will last 10 days.
Jaimie Alexander also tweeted today: "4:15am. Off to Asgard! :)"
I am so excited guys. Not sure what the Marauders are after all and how this is supposed to be related to the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim.
Noel Clarke, who co-wrote the screenplay, stars along with Matthew McNulty, Talulah Riley and Mena Suvari.
Soulmates Alexandra (Talulah Riley) and Jeremy (Matthew McNulty) are getting married. At least that's the plan. Unfortunately for them, nonchalant best man Peter (Noel Clarke), bridesmaid Sarah (Mena Suvari) and an army of naysayers haven't heard they're meant to be together. Can missing bridesmaids, crashed cars, a trip to A&E, and a delivery of pigs testicles stand in the way of true love?
Directed by Jesse Lawrence, the film will open in UK theaters this October. No word on whether it'll travel.
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Wired caught up with Camilla Luddington, the actress playing Lara Croft in the upcoming reboot of Tomb Raider, at Comic-Con earlier this year.
In this video interview, Luddington discusses the process of playing the iconic adventure character, both in voice-acting sessions and intense motion capture. Although she says she has been working on Tomb Raider for two years, her participation was a secret until this past June.
Aimee Mann has spent the last quarter-century examining the downside of human interaction, first with 'Til Tuesday and on through a nearly 20-year string of terrific solo records. Those looking to sum up Mann's worldview in a single sentence could do worse than this line from "Gamma Ray," on the new Charmer: "One thing leads to another, and none of it's good." That's a fine 10-word summation of Mann's emotional palette, which takes her from dour defeat all the way up to wryly jaundiced resignation.
But Mann has never been a mere bummer, and Charmer (her first album in four years, due out Sept. 18) unfurls with a springy zinginess that makes it hard to resist. For all its examination of rejection ("Disappeared"), misplaced loyalty ("Labrador," "Crazytown") and fraudulence ("Living a Lie," in which Mann duets with The Shins' James Mercer), Charmer buzzes and chugs along agreeably. Mann may sing memorably of self-doubt — "Secretly charmers feel like they're frauds," she admits in the album's title track — but her eighth solo record is the work of a sharp, confident veteran who's never strayed far from the top of her game.
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What's everyone's favorite Aimee Mann song? I love Looking for Nothing and Little Bombs. Also her episode on Portlandia was perf <3