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    Too Short and Suge Knight step in at the end explaining that Katt is on cocaine from Oakland and it was too much for him

    OAKLAND -- Angry fans demanded refunds after comedian Katt Williams' show Friday night at Oracle Arena disintegrated into chaos, with Williams delivering rambling monologues devoid of jokes and being dragged off by his own security after he challenged a heckler to fight.

    Williams was already facing legal trouble over his stop in Oakland, with police arresting him after a Wednesday night brawl aboard a tour van and the alleged victim promptly filing a lawsuit seeking damages.

    After Friday night's show, angry comments from fans poured in on Facebook and Twitter, with some complaining that Williams' show had ended after 10 minutes. Many said they expected a refund; ticket prices ranged from $33 to $94, plus service fees.

    The show, which was scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., started about an hour late, according to Christopher Douglas, 22, who came from American Canyon to see the show. Williams came out on stage briefly, tossed a frisbee to the audience and told a few jokes about the election before introducing the first comedian.

    "He was joking like he does in all four DVDs of his that I own," said Douglas, a magnetic inspector at Pacific Steel in Berkeley who was seeing Williams live for the first time. "I thought it was going to be a normal Katt Williams show."

    After the opening performances by fellow comedians and a couple of songs by Oakland rapper Too $hort, Williams took the stage around 10:40 p.m., Douglas said.

    The comedian joked about selling out the arena, something he said the Golden State Warriors couldn't do. An audience member asked about the Wednesday night brawl, and Williams said he had been released because even Oakland police were fans.

    He quickly transitioned into his familiar closing bit, rattling off his various nicknames before leaving the stage, Douglas said.

    "I was like, 'That's it?'" Douglas said. "After that, I saw everyone leaving ... throngs of people leaving."

    Douglas and his father, who came to the show with him, left as well. He heard from others at the show that Williams later came back on stage, leading to the angry confrontation with the heckler.

    A profanity-laced video posted to YouTube shows Williams challenging a heckler to come onstage and fight him and telling the person to come backstage after the show. A burly security guard hauls Williams away from the stage's edge and to the backstage area.

    Douglas compared Williams' performance unfavorably with a show featuring Academy Award-winning actress and comedienne Mo'Nique at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland two years ago.

    Douglas said he "absolutely" felt he deserved a refund. Representatives from promoter Live Nation could not be reached for comment Saturday morning.

    A posting on Williams' official Facebook page on Saturday morning indicated that a show planned for Saturday night at the Save Mart Center in Fresno would continue as scheduled.

    The incident Wednesday night resulted in Williams' arrest, according to Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson, but the comedian, whose real name is Micah S. Katt Williams, was not booked into jail and has not been charged.

    An 18-year-old aspiring rapper, Delvahn Mosely-Davis, filed suit against Williams on Friday, saying that a chance encounter near Oakland's Courtyard Marriott hotel began with fans greeting the comedy star and ended with Williams bashing him in the head with a bottle.

    Williams' Nov. 1 show in Denver ended with the comedian jumping into the crowd to confront hecklers about a half-hour after he took the stage.

    Williams is also facing a $5 million lawsuit filed earlier this month by his personal assistant, who maintains he hit her in October in Los Angeles and caused permanent eye injuries.

    In June 2011, Los Angeles Sheriff's Office deputies arrested him on charges of false imprisonment for an incident involving a man on a tractor in Palmdale, according to published reports. Between November 2006 and June 2011, Williams was arrested at least two other times on weapons charges and burglary, and he spent time in jail on those cases, according to published reports.

    Source: Mercury News

    Arrest footage can be found here

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    It's difficult to know quite what to make of 'Tar,' a multi-authored project seemingly coaxed into being by the sheer force of James Franco's current artistic cachet. Playing In Competition in the XXI sidebar of the Rome Film Festival, the film represents the work of twelve newbie directors -- NYU film students all -- and attempts to create an impressionistic interpretation of the work of poet CK Williams, who himself appears occasionally, reading from his collection.

    Sources: .....

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    Championed by and starring Franco, in amongst a starry cast including Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, Henry Hopper, Bruce Campbell and Zach Braff, the film shifts around in time and mood, using four different actors (Franco one of them) to depict Williams at different stages in his life, with the scenes sometimes playing out with internal dialogue and mini-storylines, and other times played mute, with snatches of poetry voiced over. It is to be commended that despite the far-ranging approach and the cadre of people involved in its making, the film doesn't feel disjointed or particularly uneven, a lot down to shared cinematography and production design departments, we are told. But whether the approach enhances or detracts from our appreciation of Willams' poetry is another question.

    The problem really lies in the last place you might look for it: the originality and resourcefulness of these young filmmakers. We don't want to do anyone down, but it seems a slight shame to us (and perhaps it was as a result of trying to maintain tonal control over the whole), that, for example, when handed the often autobiographical work of a poet who grew up close to his mother in mid-20th century America, the choice was made to cast Jessica Chastain, and then to essentially recreate half of her "Tree of Life" scenes, right down to the lens flares and the twirling on the grass.

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    It comes across not as homage, but rip off, and does a disservice to the poetry that supposedly "inspired" it, which surely should have engendered a more personal, less derivative response. And this issue carries through even to the less Malickian segments, where the aesthetic may not be of smiling red-haired mothers bleaching dreamily out to white, but is no less familiar.

    Call it the Instagrammation of our culture, but grainy, blurry, oversaturated/desaturated images no longer mean what they used to mean; at best they evoke "Levi's ad" and at worst "my friend Dave's holiday snaps uploaded to Twitter."It's still lovely to look at, often, but we've seen this cornfield, we've seen this closeup of Mila Kunis looking sexy and disheveled, we've seen this tender handholding moment between kids -- we've seen an awful lot of these images elsewhere. Its effect on Williams' poetry is therefore reductive, taking words that are free and wild and evocative on the page and pinning them to images that could sell perfume. Personally, we're pro-word, and think these particular ones deserved, not better, exactly, but braver.

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    The XXI section is designed to showcase films that challenge the boundaries of what is considered cinema, whether in format or content."Tar' for all the experimentalism of its conception, falls some way short here, and ends up an irreproachably tasteful, easily digestible but an unsurprising, undemanding watch. [C+]

    We should note, the film was preceded by Franco's own 1-minute short "Dream," a lustrously staged showpiece featuring a roving camera wandering restlessly through a house in which trees grow, mists hang and ethereal girls in white open fridges full of apples. It looks great (until the Grand Canyon bit at the end, and the whispered text over the beginning and end is a bit silly), but feels more like a test film for something else than an entity unto itself.

    tl;dr - James Franco and some NYC film students made a cliched, rip off film interpreting the work of poet CK Williams, you're probably disappointed in the decent people who were willing to be a part of it. Sorry I couldn't find photos of other actors, sorry if my attempts to bold an article sucks! TYFYT

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    Sounds like Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. have a little fighter on their hands.

    Since welcoming their second child together, a son, in September, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum, 35, and the actor, 36, have managed to keep their baby boy's name a secret.

    But now, the couple is ready to reveal the moniker they chose: Rocky James, Gellar's rep tells Us Weekly. (Married for ten years, Gellar and Prinze are already parents to Charlotte Grace, 3.)

    In addition to being the name of two of the most famous boxers of all time (Marciano and the fictional Balboa), Rocky is a name of English origin, meaning "stony" or "craggy." Occasionally, it's used as a nickname for the Italian "Rocco" (after the 14th-century saint.) James, meanwhile, is dad Prinze's middle name.


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    Here's Kourtney in London after having dinner with Lord Disik, Khloe, Kanye West, and that peasant Kim. She is wearing a Kardashian Kollection top, Kardashian Kollection blazer, Alexander Wang pants, Tom Ford shoes, and a Kardashian Kollection clutch.

    Behold the Royal family, going modest and conversing among the commoners. Kween Kourtney is wearing a Raoul coat, Kain t shirt, Donna Karan leggings, Top Shop scarf, Chanel boots and Hermes bag.

    Here's Kourtney on the way to a radio interview in London. She is wearing a Kardashian Kollection top, Gabby Applegate shorts, Alice & Olivia jacket, Wolford tights, Giuseppe Zanotti booties and Hermes bag. Kim is wearing...who gives a shit what Kim is wearing? For once something isn't about her.

    The fabulous Kourtney and her glamazon sister Khloe made an appearance at Dorothy Perkins in the UK on the 12th to promote the launch of their Kardashian Kollection. Loving Khloe's leather thigh-high boots.
    Kourtney is wearing a Kardashian Kollection polka dot blazer, Kardashian Kollection bodysuit, Cameo pants, and Tom Ford shoes. The gal sure does love her Tom Ford!

    And now for one of my favorite looks! For a celebration of their new line launching in London, Kourtney pairs a Kardashian Kollection top, Cameo skirt, Wolford tights, Alexander McQueen shoes and a Kardashian Kollection clutch for a stunning black on black look. The only thing ruining this shot is her attention whore sister, who obviously can't stand the thought of Kourtney, the superior Kardashian, getting an ounce of attention.

    Although she typically prefers neutrals and prints, Kourtney decided to mix things up with a pop of turquoise for a luncheon with Lord Disik and pals. Here she is spotted wearing an ASOS jacket, Greylin dress (Dash), Ralph Lauren belt, Monika Chiang shoes and a Celine bag.

    For an afternoon on the town in early November, Kourtney went glam in this dress by Cameo, a camel colored Birkin bag, YSL shoes and Balenciaga sunglasses. The dress is a little daring, and I love the flame red lips with this tan on black look. Let's also not forget Lord Disik who looks pretty dashing in his matching three piece suit. The pocket square really sets things off.

    Kourtney loves her boho-chic, and there was no shortage of it while shooting the promos for her upcoming season of "Kourtney and That Other One Take Miami." This green vintage YSL number is to die for!

    The fabulous Kourtney thanks you for your time. I'm bored at work, so I hope you guys enjoy the fruits of my boredom!

    Parting words...


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    The soundtrack for Judd Apatow's upcoming film This is 40 includes tracks from Paul McCartney, Ryan Adams, Paul Simon, Wilco, and the Avett Brothers. Although the most anticipated song on the soundtrack is Fiona Apple's contribution "Dull Tool," as it's the first time she's created an original song for a film.

    She doesn't disappoint with a chorus that states:

    "You don't kiss when you kiss. You don't fuck when you fuck. You don't say what you mean. You don't talk loud enough."

    Fiona Apple - Dull Tool by fionaapple47


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    Bradley Cooper: I Used to be Jealous of Leonardo DiCaprio


    By Toyin Owoseje

    He is one of Hollywood's biggest names, but before he found worldwide fame Bradley Cooper envied Leonardo DiCaprio.

    The Hangover actor, who was crowned People Magazine Sexiest Man Alive in 2011, has revealed that as a student he struggled to make ends meet and had to take a job as a doorman in a hotel.
    Recalling an encounter with the Titanic star after he was catapulted into superstardom, Cooper said he remembered feeling that they were 'worlds apart'.

    ''I worked as a doorman all through grad school. I remember taking Leonardo DiCaprio up to his room, and I was in the elevator with him and, like, seven of his friends. It was around the time of 'Titanic'," he told ShortList magazine during a recent interview. ''And I remember this guy who looked like a kid, even though we were about the same age, he looked like a little boy. I remember thinking how I was three feet away from this guy, and we were worlds apart.''

    The 37-year-old heartthrob, who stars alongside actress Jennifer Lawrence in his new film Silver Linings Playbook also admitted to still getting star struck.

    He named his Limitless co-star Robert De Niro as just one of a few celebrities he still can't believe he knows.

    ''To this day, I can't believe [I'm friends with him]. He's infectious. You know when you're with some of your friends and you just start to act like them?" he told ShortList magazine.''That's what he's like. When you're with him, you find yourself just starting to adopt some of those mannerisms through osmosis. I draw the line at going to get a Mohawk, though.''


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    Regarding Cassandra Claire (or Clare, whatever she uses)

    When I first heard that she wrote an über long post on cyberbullying (after all October is Anti-Bullying month), I went and read it. 

    Several things that came from it-

    1) Apparently she forgot she did the worst of the cyberbullying in her days of the Harry Potter fandom- stalking her critics. If you don’t believe me, go to her Wikipedia page regarding her plagiarism, her (former) friend, Heidi the lawyer, comes at her defense and gets Wiki to delete any mentions of plagiarism (that’s why her entry is locked from changes). Another incident of her friend Heidi coming in is the writer’s university message board. Every SINGLE time CC is criticized for plagiarism, she got her lawyer friend to threaten people into deleting any mention of CC and plagiarism.

    2) Not only that, she had a LiveJournal (epicyclical) and she used to get people who used to bother her, she would find out the user’s IP number and got a phone number from the ISP the person was using and would call these people to tell them to knock it off. I’ve known at least two people who got this- 1) This one she bragged about in the HPFGU chatroom, she called the parents of a 13-year-old girl to tell her to stop posting on her livejournal. (This I’m not sure if it’s true or not, she really asserted that she CAN do that to ANYONE that bothered her) 2) When I was kicked out, my friends in the fandom and outside the fandom defended my character, one of my friends who lived on the Cape got a call from the police (THE POLICE) about her posting on Cassie’s LJ. She was shit-scared afterwards and stopped posting (and she didn’t even remotely threaten CC), fortunately the policeman sided with my friend because he felt CC was wasting his time.

    3) This will be in two parts- somewhat of a story about how I got kicked out of the HP Fandom. I feel better about telling the truth about it, unlike CC. Here’s a little timeline-

    October 2001- my boyfriend (now my husband) asked me a series of strange questions about a user, and a friend of mine, called John W. What his favourite restaurant was, what color he likes, etc. I’m not sure about the rest of the questions but I immediately told him what John’s favourite restaurant was (a dim-sum restaurant in NYC) and then afterwards, asked him why he asked all these questions about John. He admitted that he got into John’s Yahoo! Profile to look at the moderator message boards, I told him to give it back immediately and we didn’t talk about it for a while. 

    February 2002- the guilt was getting to me, I told my boyfriend that I wanted him to write an anonymous apology letter to one of the mods (Neil W.) and I helped him write it as Mafalda Hopkirk. I sent it to Neil without hiding my IP number (I didn’t know how the process worked) and he figured it out quickly that it was me through my IP number but didn’t tell the rest and told me to leave fandom quietly. 

    I got an IM from a male (another HP mod whose name escapes me), whose wife was Stacey, and we talked about the fandom, but never about the hacking. Then EVERYONE in the HP fandom stopped talking to me (I IMed AngieJ, siriusgeologist, Alicia/Sue (Boots527 in IM) and NO one talked to me until one of the Teenage Witches told me what was going on and that she had messages from Cassie and Simon. Both messages were very upsetting.

    My IRL friends and my HP-fandom friends, who still sided with me, defended me on Livejournal and the HP messageboards. Cassie basically said to one, “Tell her that her parents should have aborted her.” I snuck into chat as Vivienne Stellaluna to see what they’re talking about and they completely PILED on me once they figured that the silent lurker was me. It was the worst kind of internet bullying I’ve experienced until….

    4) I was doing fine (I finally left the fandom because *&(@ them), working on my university coursework and planning my course trip to Oxford. Then I got a call from my university police department at the end of April 2002 and a week before my exams (2 months after I got kicked out and nary a peep from those people between the first week of February-end of April). I went in and he said have you heard about HP4GU? I said yes, and started to tear up, is this about the hacking because I didn’t do it. and He said yes. I was sobbing uncontrollably and had to be walked home because I didn’t think THEY would stoop this low, trying to get me kicked out of my university and they planned on doing it around the time of my exams just to shake me.

    I immediately got the best tech lawyer in Boston and saw all the documents the HP4GU people sent to BU- AngieJ/Cassandra Claire/the male mod sending them chat transcripts of me admitting to the hacking and I honestly said that I had talked to AngieJ and the Male Mod as recently as February but I’ve never admitted to hacking (several of my friends said that it wasn’t my ordinary chat behavior, including my mom) and frankly, I hadn’t talked to Cassie in PM for several months prior to February.

    I brought ALL my documents- Cassie’s Livejournal entries condemning me (her behavior towards me, at the time, was atrocious and uncalled for) and other documentation, etc. And, ironically, it was these exact documents which completely cleared me of hacking because she basically wrote her intent in the comments section to get me kicked out of university as payback. 

    After I got cleared, I walked with my mom and my lawyer and stopped outside Pizzeria Uno in Kenmore Square. He said, “Before I go, you have a real case to sue this Claire person and HPFGU for harrassment.” I said, “I just want to be done with that.” I wanted to get on with my life, go to Oxford University, think about my degree, and think about where I wanted to go after university (my boyfriend and I were talking about moving in together once I finished and we talked about the pros and cons of living in the US versus the UK).


    Fast-forward to 2012, living in the UK for over six years, and as I like fantasy/sci-fi books I often see CC’s books about. I just want to pull my hair out every single goddamn time I see her books, that’s how much HP4GU and her bullying has affected me.

    I don’t like internet bullying but I did follow NastyClare/TheClareWitchProject until their existence ceased to be. I read ONTD posts about Cassie all the time (because I’m interested in how her books are doing, how much media attention the movie is making). Also, the riveting “Cassandra Claire Plagiarism Debacle” posts and FandomWank posts. ALL of those blogs were ON point about CC’s behavior in the early days of the HP fandom. Everyone in the HP fandom in 2000-2002 knew what her real name was and what she looked like, including me and my husband, it was a MAJOR OPEN SECRET in the HP Fandom. Even back then, she complained of people trying to find out who she is even though she gave out what she did (entertainment reporter for Hollywood Life, her name, multiple photos of herself, where she lived in CA, where she moved to in NYC). For someone who claims she’s secretive about herself, she was pretty freer about who she was in the chatrooms/message boards.

    To end a long post, simply put, she has amnesia about her OWN bullying in the HP fandom. She’s a hypocrite, a plagiarist and, above all, a major, early, cyberbully. Her woe-is-me post rings hollow for people like me, people she bullied. Her friends that now side with her weren’t her HPFGU/HP fandom friends because if she left that fandom, it’s probably EVERYONE in that fandom hate her because of her appalling behavior at the time. She hasn’t come to terms about how she became famous and what she did to go down the path of being famous. She can go %(&* herself and if her parents knew what she did in the past, they’d be deeply ashamed of her.

    All of that said, I know where I’d stick her “cyberbully” post.


    The hailed anti-bullying post by Clare that got her so much acclaim is here

    The people behind the anti-Clare blogs she had shut down claiming they were anti-semitic bullies offer their rebuttal here.

    And, of course, the usual links (thanks tryxkittie)

    Cassandra Claire and Plagiarism

    The Abridged Fan History of Cassandra Claire

    Memorable Wank from the Cassandra Claire/CC MiniBoss Squad Days

    Cassandra Clare Fandom Wank Wiki

    The Ms Scribe Story: Full and Abridged

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    One Direction is a near lock for #1 with 525,000 to 575,000.

    Christina Aguilera is poised for #5 with 75,000.

    Lana is expected to sell 75,000 for a spot at #4.

    The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 21.

    As earlier reported, One Direction is a near lock for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry forecasters say the group's second album, "Take Me Home" (SYCO/Columbia), should start with between 525,000 to 575,000 sold by week's end on Sunday, Nov. 19. No other album will come close to selling that many copies this week, so One Direction's path to No. 1 is clear.

    Elsewhere on next week's chart, watch for the Weeknd's debut album, "Trilogy," to launch with 90,000 or so while the "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" soundtrack may bow with 80,000. Both sets should easily start in the top 10. Also headed for a big entry is Soundgarden's first studio release in 16 years, "King Animal." The album is looking to debut with around 80,000 as well.

    Pop diva Christina Aguilera is poised for a top 10 return, as her new "Lotus" will likely bloom with around 75,000. It's her first studio album since 2010's "Bionic" arrived in the No. 3 slot with 111,000 sold (according to Nielsen SoundScan).

    One of 2012's biggest new stars, Lana Del Rey, could also start in the top 10 with her latest effort, "Paradise." Sources indicate it's also on track to sell around 75,000. "Paradise" is available as a stand-alone album and also as part of a deluxe reissue of her first full-length set, "Born to Die." The latter album debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 earlier this year, moving 77,000 in its first week.

    On Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart (below), One Direction is No. 1 while the Weeknd is No. 2. The Building tally is a precursor to the final Billboard 200 ranking -- reflecting the first four days (Monday through Thursday) of SoundScan's tracking week as reported by six major merchants.

    As for the rest of the Building chart's top 10: Taylor Swift's "Red" is found at No. 3, Lana Del Rey's "Paradise" is sitting pretty at No. 4 and Christina Aguilera's "Lotus" is in the five spot. At No. 6 is the new "Twilight" soundtrack, No. 7 is Soundgarden's "King Animal" and No. 8 is Deftones' new "Koi No Yokan." Rounding out the top 10 are Green Day's new "Dos!" at No. 9 and Rod Stewart's "Merry Christmas, Baby."

    src: billboard

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  • 11/17/12--14:41: Stalking the Thor 2 set
  • Yesterday I decided to spend my day on the Thor 2 set, seeing as I live relatively close by and had time to spend freezing myself on set I went.


    At first all I was able to see were Chris’s stunt double and Eccleston’s stunt double, though it could well have been the man himself as they look very similar in the get-up and looking from a distance.


    After a little while, Chris Hemsworth came out, rather distinctive in his Thor gear, though it was difficult trying to take a picture of him as he got some touch-ups and people were just generally standing in the way


    Did seem that Chris was having a lot of fun on set as well

    The money-shot

    The director: Alan Taylor

    As Chris then left the field of vision, decided to walk around to the other side where people were allowed to stay and watch. It turned out to be a lucky guess as not long after being there, Chris was out of the tent and talked to some of the crew and although a small group of us tried to get him to come over, he didn’t but managed to get a shot of him (his back)


    After which Chris disappeared into a room and we then watched the stunt doubles rehearsing a scene following what was in the other Thor 2 post. It seems that after that scene, Chris fights and elf, runs toward something (the bluescreen) only to be knocked down by Malekith.

    The doubles rehearsing:

    Now I must confess that I am rather unfamiliar with DW so I had no way of telling whether it was Eccleston or his double doing the work, I’ll leave you to decide as I managed to take several close ups of the guy

    Chris then re-emerged from wherever he was hiding and they soon started to shoot what his double had been rehearsing. It also allowed to finally take a shot of him



    I was able to take these shots as we’d found a door close to where they were filming, one of the people with me was able to get Chris’ double attention by waving and so, when Chris Hemsworth showed up and we were in his line of vision, all of us waved and he waved back. Unfortunately we apparently were getting in the shot and had to leave that spot.

    Decided to stick around until the end and hope Hemsworth or Eccleston would come over, unfortunately only the doubles exited our way and the actors went in the opposite direction.

    According to the crew they should be filming next week, starting Tuesday to Friday, with Natalie Portman reported to be filming. Hopefully I’ll be able to stalk the set some more and be successful in meeting some of the actors.

    Forgot to add in the video..oops..not me talking btw

    Source: me and my camera

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    They’re the biggest band n the world... and today their former bodyguard lifts the lid on life on the road with One Direction.

    Andy Davies, who barely left their side for nine months, reveals how they even got an amazing invitation to perform for no less than Barack Obama.

    He also tells how an American woman offered them ONE MILLION DOLLARS if they would spend the day with her 1D-obsessed daughter.

    And, witnessing at first hand the ­hysteria that follows their every move, he talks of how the boys joke they’re now even bigger than The Beatles.

    But he also reveals that despite their phenomenal success, Harry, 18, Niall, Liam and Zayn, all 19, and Louis, 20, are really lovely guys... so “polite and kind-hearted”.

    Today, in an exclusive interview with the Sunday Mirror, the man the boys ­affectionately call Baldy talks about how he was ­responsible for tucking them in at night and dragging them out of bed in the morning, and how he gave them a hug and a pep talk when they missed home.

    Andy, 45, ­witnessed how American First Lady Michelle Obama fell under the spell of the boys, who started on their ­incredible journey to superstardom as ­runners-up on The X Factor.

    He reveals: “The boys had a really nice chat with Michelle and her daughters backstage at one of the gigs last March. They got on so well they ended up chatting for about an hour and swapped numbers.

    “Michelle took a call from the President while they were ­talking. It was surreal because the boys could hear his voice on the other end. The President even asked Michelle to say ‘Hi’ for him, so they all excitedly shouted back, ‘hello’.

    “They then had an invite to the White House from the President but had to turn it down because of ­schedules. They were all ­devastated.

    “Michelle said they could ­reschedule so it’s all good.”

    They are now due to play the gig of a lifetime next year on their world tour, which they’re all thrilled about – especially Niall, who Andy says loves President Obama: “He has a ­life-size statue of him at home... that’s how much he likes him.

    “He kept asking Michelle questions about her husband, telling her how much he loved and respected him and that he had this statue. She found it really funny and said when they come over to bring a picture of it for him to see. In return she’s promised he’ll play a bit of American football with them.

    “I remember Harry saying that Michelle reminded him of his mum because she seemed very kind and caring. She took a real interest in the boys and wanted to know everything about them all.”

    Since the band was put together by Simon Cowell on the show in 2009, they have seen their debut album, Up All Night, go to No 1 in 15 countries.

    Andy has seen first hand how their popularity has surged and the lengths to which some fans will go to get close to them. But he says nothing compares to the offer from one US socialite.

    “We were in a lift in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and this lady offered the boys $1 million to meet her kids.

    “Sometimes the parents can be worse than the actual fans. This lady didn’t understand why we couldn’t take her offer. Some of these very wealthy people will do anything for their daughters.

    “Three years ago you wouldn’t have paid a fiver to meet the band. It’s truly ­astonishing.”

    Andy tells how when he first started ­working for the boys he told his ­daughter: “I give it a week before I give one of them a clip round the ear.” But he says: “I love the boys to bits, and we’ve become great mates. As much as they enjoy their fame, I think they’re still a little taken back by it all. They’ll talk about it ­sometimes, usually when we’re ­surrounded by a sea of screaming girls.

    “Harry will say, ‘We’re as big as The Beatles’ and then Niall will pipe up, ‘No we’re bigger than The Beatles’. But seriously they’re down-to-earth lads.... they don’t mean it.

    “I think the guys are still slightly overwhelmed by the attention but they certainly do enjoy it. I don’t think anyone thought in their wildest dreams they’d be as big as they are.

    “They’re flying everywhere first-class, staying in the poshest hotels and never have to put their hand in their pockets.

    “They have everything given to them for free and have millions of girls ­screaming wherever they go.

    “They’re living the dream and they know how lucky they’ve been. Sometimes though they just want to do the things everyone else does. We were staying in this lovely hotel in Kent during a photoshoot but all the boys wanted to do was camp. So we found a campsite, set up tents and built a campfire. They loved it.

    “They don’t really talk much about the job when you’re with them. They’ll talk about other stuff... PlayStation, Fifa, mucking around. They’re just normal lads. They really are pleasant young men. Really polite, kind-hearted and very well-mannered.

    “They’re not diva-ish at all. All they want before a concert is a bag of sweets and a Pepsi. They won’t say, ‘I want green grapes with no seeds that look like ­bananas’. They’re all pretty chilled.”

    Andy insists the lads have their feet firmly on the ground and is quick to talk of their generosity: “The nicest thing was when the boys upgraded my flight to get me home in time for the birth of my little boy. Niall jammed my ­Twitter when he tweeted that my wife’s waters had ­broken. I had like 8,000 tweets from fans.”

    Andy talks about each of the boys in turn, saying of Liam: “He’s the most sensible. He’s the most businesslike and the most professional. He would love to produce and write music. He’s already into the music writing.”

    Of Niall, he says: “He just loves to play on his guitar and watch sport. He’ll often ask me to go and watch a football match with him, or go to a concert. He also loves his Skype...he’s always Skyping his friends. He likes a few pints and he’s a big eater.”

    Andy tells how Zayn is more of a home-boy, saying: “He likes to get home at night, just chill and do things with his friends. He loves art. He’ll often buy canvases to do his own art. But he said he’d like to try acting at some point.”

    Andy reveals Louis is the ­energetic one, saying: “He would instigate all the naughty things and is a cheeky chappy. He is very ­different when his girlfriend was around though... he’d become very mature.”

    He says Harry is very sensitive, adding: “He wants to talk but doesn’t want to make ­conversation. You have to do all the talking. He just wants a bit of company. He’s always worried about his mum.

    “Last year I had an arm wrestle with Harry and he saw the star tattoo on my bicep. A couple of weeks later he had exactly the same one. I think he was a little embarrassed when I teased him about it.

    “They’re all quite tight but Harry’s a little bit of a loner. He has a hell of a way about him. He’s a very charming individual. Everyone who meets him notices that.

    “All the guys are lovely individually but Harry does have a certain something about him that separates him. ­No-one ever has a bad word to say about him.”

    Harry has been linked with a number of high-profile women, including US singer Lily Halpern, Irish photographer Sarah-Louise Colivet and Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack.

    Commenting on Harry’s pulling power, Andy says: “He gets a lot of attention from girls. Harry is a charmer... a smooth ­operator.”

    Andy had his work cut out trying to keep crazed fans at bay. He says he soon learned the tricks employed by girls to try to sneak into the boys’ rooms: “Quite often you’ll get the boys to bed and you have to stay on the landing for a couple of hours making sure girls aren’t coming up the stairwells, up the fire-escapes.

    “Quite often they’ll check in to the hotel and start ringing each individual room to find out which room the boys are in. One of the craziest things I saw was a ­couple of girls in high heels and little black dresses, allegedly wanting to use the gym where the boys were training.”

    He says that leaving the band was one of the hardest things he’s ever had to do, adding: “I miss the boys a great deal.

    “They keep in touch though. Niall, Louis and Zayn are really good at that... they text me.

    “Harry’s Harry... if I bumped into him ­tomorrow he would run up, give me a hug and say, ‘I miss you, man’.”

    Andy says he will always follow their careers and has every confidence that they’ll only ever go in one direction... and that’s “even higher”.


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    Richie Beckett, former gang boss turned respected Brighton businessman, pledges money to help rebuild a pier. But Richie's mind is in turmoil and the empire he runs with his sons is endangered by a vicious Albanian gang.

    Tony Soprano famously suffered panic attacks and had to see a shrink. In C4’s new hard-knuckle crime drama The Fear we have another gang boss whose mind is under assault.

    But Richie Beckett’s turmoil is more serious and urgent, because just when his Brighton-based empire is under siege from a gang of Albanian psychos, Richie is starting to lose his identity.

    He is suffering from some form of dementia or Alzheimer’s. This would be alarming enough in the new role he has taken on as respectable local businessman, but when his family and interests are suddenly under threat from the vicious newcomers in town, this is calamitous.

    Peter Mullan is excellent as the fearsome family head, veering alarmingly between menace and bewilderment. Harry Lloyd and Paul Nicholls are his sons, Matty and Cal, who, along with their mother (Anastasia Hille) think their father is on the booze again.

    Cal, the eldest and a creep who revels in his dad’s notoriety, wants to broker some deal with the family of Vajkal, the Albanian guvnor. But the Albanians implicate him in the grisly murder of a prostitute he has used, keeping her beheaded corpse as evidence to incriminate Cal if the Becketts don’t fall into line.

    Richie is therefore dragged into a meeting at the Albanians’ farmhouse retreat. Irritable, sleepless, forgetful – Richie can’t even remember battering a young man on the front in broad daylight – his presence at the farmhouse is as sensible as juggling gelignite.

    The Fear is being shown over four consecutive nights and is abruising but riveting portrait of a criminal in decline, haunted by his past and out of touch with the present. And it's a story with emotion, as in the scene where Richie enters his wife's bedroom and asks if he can lie with her. Amid his confusion and increasing aggression, he seeks some feeling of closeness with his estranged wife.

    Brighton is evocatively photographed as a lurid but at the same time genteel backdrop, regency buildings juxtaposed with drag entertainers and night-time revellers.

    Writer Richard Cottan has created a rich thriller, though having Richie’s wife buying a couple of paintings called Confusion 1 & 2 was not the most ingenious bit of symbolism.

    Still, the opener sets up a drama full of tension and dread, setting inmotion what can only be a fearsome, tragic train of events.

    Cast: Peter Mullan Richie Bennett, Anastasia Hille Jo Beckett, Harry Lloyd Matty Beckett, Paul Nicholls Cal Beckett, Demosthenes Chrysan Vajkal, Dragos Bucur Marin, Shaban Arifi Davit, Julia Ragnarsson Zana, Danny Sapani Wes

    Harry Lloyd playing a gangster's son without a fug wig/weird relationship with his sister is something i'm hf.

    source: 12

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    "One Direction" is taking the world by storm and Mick Jagger has noticed. He says the band reminds him of what it was like in the early days of the Rolling Stones, especially the feeling of being in a "weird place."

    The Stones are rolling on with some live concerts all around the world to celebrate 50 years in show business. "One Direction" is smashing records for ticket sales, downloads and TV appearances that are responsible for tent cities jamming intersections for blocks around the studios.

    Jagger can relate. Even with the relatively primitive media of 50 years ago, he and the other musicians in the band couldn't make a move without being swarmed by fans and promoters alike, all looking for a piece of the action.

    NME online reported on Saturday that after watching a recent concert by the boy band of the moment, Jagger said, "I remember feeling that same uncomfortable feeling of being pushed around in this very weird place about 50 years ago. It was a very funny moment, because it was very similar to the things we've been through."

    Despite the difference in image ("One Direction" can hardly be called a "bad boy" rock band) it seems Mick Jagger relates to the hysteria of live performance.

    "It reminded me very much of our early concerts, when we were pushed around among the audience and we would kind of float. They were like floating above the audience, and they looked really distinctly uncomfortable."

    Maybe Mick Jagger sees some parallels that could be very insightful. How long can "One Direction" last?

    Check back in 50 years.

    What do you think? Is One Direction similar to the early Rolling Stones? 


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    Yes, children. Superstar drag queen, LA historian, non-GLAAD award-winning, and international recording artist, Willam Belli has released his first full-length album – “The Wreckoning.” And keep on them heels, girls, it’s bound to be one wild kaikai of a ride. I had the opportunity to interview this fine lady not long ago, and she graciously told us what to expect on this highly anticipated masterpiece. “Melodic parody” with Sharon Needles, anybody? Oh, and how about a track where our favorite Los Angeles based RuPaul’s season 5 contestant, Detox “drops a rap?” Fuck, yes. We will also be graced with free stickers upon ordering from this bombshell/bombedshell’s website; DO feel free to temporarily leave this page to drop yo’ coins on this album, on Willam’s personal website: For every purchase not made upon visiting, a drag queen dies.


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    When Fantasia hit the red carpet at the 2012 Soul Train Awards (November 9) in Las Vegas, mouths dropped open and there were audible gasps! Looking like a million bucks, Tasia showed off an amazing weight loss in a body hugging black dress and told HipHollywood she was focused on protecting her temple.

    The Collard Greens and Cornbread singer has revised her diet, hit the gym and focused on her fitness— but what’s her inspiration? Check out our interview with Fannie and find out why she’s focused on getting it right and tight!

    The 2012 Soul Train Awards will air on November 25 on Centric and BET.


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    People’s Sexiest Man Alive issue has been released, with Channing Tatum taking the gold crown of ‘Sexiest Man Alive’. However, Hunger Games hottie Josh Hutcherson is also featured in the issue, under Sexy Guys Who Love Their Dogs.

    Under his name and picture, there’s a brief passage, saying, “The odds were ever in Driver’s favor when the pit bull was rescued by the Hunger Gamesstar earlier this year. Just as attractive as the actor’s do-good mantra: He named his canine companion in honor of another eye-pleasing animal lover, Drive‘s Ryan Gosling. “I always thought it was a good name for a dog,” he told New York’s Daily News, “so it just kind of worked out.”

    Hutcherson is currently filming the sequel to the Hunger Games, Catching Fire, in Atlanta and will be moving to Hawaii to complete filming before next week. In addition to Catching Fire, Hutcherson’s film ‘Red Dawn’ [also co-starring Chris Hemsworth], will be released November 21st.

    Hutcherson is definitely considered a heartthrob to Hunger Games fans, especially as he plays the buff baker boy Peeta Mellark, who’s also the kind-hearted love interest to Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen. There’s no question that he stole our hearts in the role, and it’s very clear why People has included him in their SMA issue.


    haters' parents didn't buy them legos tbh

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    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 has topped this weekend’s box office with an enormous $340.9 million worldwide opening, according to THR.

    The fourth installment in the popular franchise, which brought in $141.3 million domestically, opened ahead of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1‘s opening last year, but did not defeat the numbers from The Twilight Saga: New Moon‘s money making first weekend of $142.8 million.

    James Bond flick Skyfall came in at number two this weekend with $41.5 million earned in it’s second weekend in theaters.

    Daniel Day Lewis‘ Lincoln ranked in at number three with $21 million grossed.

    Coming in at number’s four and five were Wreck-It Ralph and Flight, with $18.3 million and $8.6 million made, respectively.

    Keira Knightley‘s Anna Karenina opened in limited release to a total $315,395 made.


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    We’ve had great expectations for rising starlet Holliday Grainger. And as the lead in this winter’s must-see movie, she doesn’t disappoint

    Holliday Grainger is juggling three mobile phones, and an air of furious concentration pervades her doll-like face as she sets them into rest mode. ‘They’re for different countries,’ she sighs without a hint of swank, leaving the phones to pulse unheeded. While she is a thoroughly modern girl, insisting that Skyping from film locations is the solution to the perils of long-distance love, she has spent the past three years being laced into – and in some cases helped out of – corsets, bustles and bonnets.

    Holliday Grainger is juggling three mobile phones, and an air of furious concentration pervades her doll-like face as she sets them into rest mode. ‘They’re for different countries,’ she sighs without a hint of swank, leaving the phones to pulse unheeded. While she is a thoroughly modern girl, insisting that Skyping from film locations is the solution to the perils of long-distance love, she has spent the past three years being laced into – and in some cases helped out of – corsets, bustles and bonnets. 

    Appearing in films of Jane Eyre, Bel Ami and Anna Karenina, and playing Lucrezia Borgia in the Sky Atlantic hit The Borgias, Holliday has clearly become the go-to girl for period drama. ‘It’s weird: people have started asking me recently if I’m worried about being typecast. But actually I started on contemporary TV series when I was little, so in my head that’s what I am. Still,’ she concedes modestly, ‘my career has stepped up to a new level since I’ve started this costume drama lark.’ Now the 24-year-old Mancunian will, I predict, become an ‘overnight’

    star – after 18 years as an actress – when her luminous performance as Estella is seen in a new film of Dickens’s Great Expectations later this month.

    I arrive at YOU’s photo shoot to find Holliday sheathed in an incredible black Louis Vuitton dress cut dangerously low at the back, being encouraged to arch her spine and work it like a cat on heat. With her hair dyed blonde for The Borgias (she is currently filming the third series in Budapest) and the light glinting off her fabulously broad cheekbones, she has the look of a young Michelle Pfeiffer.

    Later, perched on a chair and wearing jeans tucked into Dr Martens and a Mango jacket, Holliday brims over with the helpfulness of a school’s newest prefect, her earnestness broken up with regular fits of giggles. She has the kind of face you want to stare at: slanted eyebrows, a snub nose, a rosebud-shaped mouth. And she looks much younger than she is, which slightly blinds you to the fact that she can weave an air of mystery around herself.

    Meeting the sweet-natured Holliday is a shock after seeing her play emotionally damaged Estella, the adopted daughter of jilted bride Miss Havisham who rears her to be the conduit through which to avenge herself on men. Directed by Mike Newell and with a script by One Day’s bestselling author David Nicholls, the film is full of huge names: Helena Bonham Carter as a comically tragic Miss Havisham in a puffball wedding dress; Ralph Fiennes, haunting as Magwitch the convict; Robbie Coltrane as the pragmatic lawyer Jaggers; David Walliams milking the comic potential of Pip’s uncle Mr Pumblechook; and War Horse lead Jeremy Irvine as Pip

    ‘It’s so much easier to draw on emotions in acting when you can understand them better. I find it much easier to cry in a role than when I was younger’

    Holliday mesmerises every time she is on screen as Estella allows Pip close enough to fall in love with her and then, as she has been programmed to, cruelly breaks his heart. ‘The first time I read the novel I was only 15 and I didn’t quite get Estella because she’s complex and has gone through a lot, which you won’t understand until you’re older. I hadn’t gone through heartache myself then. In the novel you see Estella from other people’s perspectives and it is only at the end, when you learn her history, that you can piece her together as a person. So it takes a second reading to really enjoy who she is.

    ‘As an actor, I found those complexities fascinating.  A lot of people hate Estella. In my university seminars, people would describe her as cold or a coquette, but when Pip falls in love with her in the novel there are lots of instances when she’s genuinely laughing.’  Holliday pronounces ‘laughing’ as ‘laffing’ in a soft Mancunian accent which further distances her from the cool, assured Estella.

    Her natural joy has been sucked out of her by her upbringing. She believes she can’t love and so she is tragic.’ Holliday confides that she herself is ‘single at the moment’. Has she been in love or had her heart crushed? ‘All of those things. It’s so much easier to draw on emotions in acting when you can understand them better. I find it much easier to cry in a role than when I was younger.’

    Holliday worked with Helena Bonham Carter in 2005, playing one of her children in the BBC drama Magnificent 7, ‘so I knew she was great. She has this reputation for being eccentric but she’s actually down-to-earth and easy to get on with. We spent a lot of time texting each other the Strictly Come Dancing results. That’s about as mad as it got. Chelsee Healey was in it last year when we were shooting and I know her from working on Waterloo Road.’

    As Estella, Holliday models a sexy, gothic look with lavish gowns, a red wig teased into curls and loops and studded with jewels, and catwalk-style chokers and earrings piled on in a more-is-more philosophy. ‘I enjoy flitting around between hair colours. I find it fascinating when people think I’m naturally blonde as I’ve only been blonde for about two seconds. People pay more attention to you as a blonde; it’s also easier for people to assume you’re a ditsy young actress. Of course, I am a ditsy young actress – well, maybe not ditsy.

    So, apart from ‘not ditsy’, who is Holliday Grainger? The detail which seems to define her early life is that she was brought up by a single mother, Jan, a graphic designer, although she has contact with her father. ‘I was so tiny when my parents split up that I can’t remember them ever being together. That was never an issue as I guess I never went through the trauma of them splitting up. I admire my mother for being a single mum. It’s ridiculously hard. When you’re a child, you take things for granted. For instance, my mum didn’t have a lot of money but I went to piano, ballet and gymnastics lessons, and tae kwon do. 

    I wasn’t spoilt in a material sense but I was completely spoilt by her and my grandparents in what they allowed me to do. I felt that my childhood was very lucky and that I was nurtured and always had the belief that I could do anything if I wanted to.’ Holliday has long trotted out the story that she was named after the blues singer Billie Holliday. ‘Then my mum said it wasn’t really true,’ she gasps. ‘They’d been throwing around names like Mollie and Billie and it was word association.’

    Her first acting role was at six years old in the BBC comedy drama series All Quiet On The Preston Front. Even then, Holliday did her research. While ill with chickenpox, she drew pictures of the scenes her character was in and impressed the director when she turned up with them for the audition. A stream of roles followed in series such as Casualty, Doctors, Dalziel and Pascoe, and she signed to an agent. ‘I never felt that acting was a big deal or got nervous. My only training was doing GCSE drama.’

    Although she has said in the past that other children would shout her lines at her, she now says her career was mostly ignored at her comprehensive school. ‘Even my friends didn’t watch my programmes. Occasionally there’d be jibes but nothing that affected my life. My mum was freelance so she chaperoned me and liaised with school so I kept up with the syllabus.’

    She went to Leeds University to study English as ‘I wasn’t sure how acting would go’. Her career really took off during her first year of studies and she was forced to make a choice. She opted to act and transfer her studies to the Open University, and she has just been awarded a first.

    She was always the one with her nose in a hefty tome on set or listening to an audiobook classic on her way to the studio. ‘In fact, I was doing a module on the 19th-century novel when I got the audition for Estella. I was writing an essay on Dombey and Son and I’d flicked through other Dickens novels I’d previously read, including Great Expectations. So my head was in Victorian literature at the time.’
    The film of Maupassant’s Bel Ami, opposite Robert Pattinson, was one of her first period roles.

    She played ‘an evil little witch’ out to get R-Patz’s character, while the Budapest set was under constant siege from his Twilight fans. ‘What I learned set me up fantastically for other roles. To be a Renaissance princess or Victorian lady, it’s all about the etiquette. A lady would only ever pick up her skirt with one hand. When I see one of the extras on the set of The Borgias use both hands, I want to go over and say, “NO!”’ Does she? ‘Of course not,’ she says, aghast.

    It is The Borgias –  a hyperbolic mix of seething lust, power politics and religion – that has done the most to erode her anonymity.‘In Canada for the Toronto Film Festival recently, I got recognised in bars and restaurants more than ever before. I was, like, “Oh! Hi!”’ Lucrezia was said to have indulged in incest, adultery and murder. ‘I don’t think anyone is just good or evil. She was a great patron of the arts, as well as acting Pope when her father was away.’ He became Pope Alexander VI and is played by Jeremy Irons.

    ‘Jeremy is eccentric and you can tell he lives in a pink castle in Ireland. He’s very passionate about the series and will give you notes but not in a diva, actorly way. He’s very free to play and take notes from you. Not that I would give notes to Jeremy Irons. He’s very tactile. A shoulder rub from Jeremy is the best way to start the day.’

     Holliday actually starts the day by gazing at David Beckham in his underwear.‘I ripped the H&M campaign with David out of a magazine and pinned it on my hairdresser’s wall on the set of The Borgias. So when Stefano does my hair, we’re both staring at David’s torso.’ Another good torso, she agrees, belongs to Jeremy Irvine who, as Pip in Great Expectations, works for a while as a blacksmith, shirt off, sweat streaking his muscles. ‘He’s so lovely and even better looking in the
    flesh than on screen.’

    Holliday recently worked on Anna Karenina with Keira Knightley, although they only really met in the make-up trailer. ‘She has this youthful, bubbly energy that comes across on screen, and – I sound like Louis Walsh now – that likability factor.’ But Holliday isn’t necessarily lusting after a Keira level of fame. ‘I’d like to do more theatre.’ She was lauded when playing a suicidal girl in Athol Fugard’s Dimetos at London’s Donmar Warehouse in 2009, in which she lowered herself on a rope in her underwear, causing apoplexy among some front-row critics.

    ‘I don’t have any massive ambitions to be a movie star. I’d like to continue acting as long as I enjoy it. I’m grateful to be where I am but maybe at some point I’ll be ready for the next stage in my life when there isn’t acting.’ She could be waiting a very long time before she is required to exit stage left.

    Saver or spender?  I spend money on food, drink and airport shopping. I live with my mum in Manchester but mostly I live where I need to be for work.  I’d love to do the home making, settling down stuff. I don’t want to be a nomad at 40.

    Top ipod track?  Alt-J’s ‘An Awesome Wave’ at the moment.

    Haute couture or high street? I get my inner girl out on shoots, wearing designer. I don’t spend a lot on clothes. I tend to be middle range: All Saints, Diesel, Mango and H&M. I shop a lot at Cos.

    Self-restraint or indulgence? My guilty pleasure is dark chocolate and I’m not good at restraining myself. Then I go for a jog.

    Favourite book? Jane Eyre. But I don’t fancy playing her. Mia Wasikowska was too good too recently and I’ve got too much energy to play Jane.

    Career girl or stay-at-home mum? I would love to have children one day. I’m not in a relationship now but I think there’s hope, although I’m often away. You can talk to each other over the internet.

    Style icon? My old flatmate, The Borgias actress Ruta Gedmintas.

    City or country? Suburban, so I can hop to both.

    Great Expectations will be in cinemas nationwide on 30 November


    First post :) Hope I did everything right hehe

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    The couple first met backstage at the Kids' Choice Awards on March 31. Swift was seen dancing during One Direction's performance. Shortly after the award show, Styles began following the American singer on Twitter. Also that week, Justin Bieber invited both Swift and One Direction to his LA mansion, where they swam and "just hung out". Bieber later told Britain's Daily Mirror that "one of the biggest artists in the world thinks Harry is so hot, but I have been sworn to secrecy." Weeks later, during an MTV interview, the other four members of One Direction teased a bashful Styles about Swift. "Did any particular person stand out for you [at the Kids' Choice Awards]? Just so we can get your drift ... a really quick one." When Styles finally mentioned Swift's name, his bandmates shouted, "Jackpot!" As the conversation moved on, Styles muttered to Louis Tomlinson: "I'm going to kill you!"

    In late April, One Direction began a tour of Australia and New Zealand, during which Styles revealed that he had exchanged numbers with Swift: "We met in America. She is very talented. She's very nice ... We're friends." However, the flirtation with Swift appeared to come to an abrupt end when Styles was photographed kissing model Emma Ostilly during a night out in Auckland, New Zealand. Radar reported that, although they weren't exclusive, Styles had "hinted at making it official" with Swift just before he left the US. "He even told Taylor he didn't want her to see anybody else while he was gone. Taylor woke up one morning to confusing text messages from him, begging for a chance to explain and telling her not to believe everything she reads. She immediately googled Harry and found all the stories and pictures of him kissing Emma." In the following months, Styles was linked to model Cara Delevingne while Swift enjoyed a summer romance with Conor Kennedy. In a July interview, Swift was asked to name her favorite One Direction member and jokingly replied, "How could you possibly choose?!"

    Styles and Swift posed with fans at LA's Katsuya in September

    The pair were next seen together on September 6, when Popstar Magazine reported that Styles and his bandmates watched Swift's final MTV Video Music Awards rehearsal. The couple later enjoyed a post-show meal at LA's Katsuya with a group that included their mutual friend Ed Sheeran and Swift's bandmates. They posed separately for photos with fans inside the sushi restaurant.

    In October, The Sun reported that Swift and a "mystery" member of One Direction had arranged to have an intimate dinner at the upmarket Luton Hoo Hotel after their respective performances at London's Radio 1 Teen Awards. However, when the tabloid's Bizarre columnist received a tip about the reservation, the meal was suddenly cancelled. When One Direction were asked about the rumor during an Irish chat show appearance, Louis Tomlinson suggested that Harry "take this one". However, Styles replied that he "didn't get asked" to dinner. Later that month, Styles named Swift as one of his celebrity crushes, alongside Rihanna and Rita Ora, telling Seventeen: "She honestly couldn't be a sweeter person. She's genuinely nice and extremely talented, and she deserves everything she has."

    At the beginning of November, Styles told Cosmopolitan that he was currently dating someone: "There's someone I like. If you're shown in the papers with other girls when you really like someone else, that's difficult. But still, I think it's important if you're thinking about starting a relationship to do it away from the spotlight. I thought I [had a type] but this girl I like isn't my 'type'. It's more about the person. How they act, their body language, if they can laugh at themselves. I find ambition really attractive too - if someone's good at something they love doing. I want someone who is driven."

    Styles and Swift were both photographed in November wearing the same necklace

    During promotional appearances in London and Paris on November 7 and 8, Swift was photographed wearing a silver It's A Paper Airplane chain identical to one worn constantly by Styles. Interestingly, Styles has not worn the necklace in November, replacing it with a new pendant. Another telling sign of the budding relationship may have been a look Styles shared with his bandmate Niall Horan after Horan told People his favorite song of 2012 was Swift's "Never Ever Getting Back Together." When asked if he would ever date Swift, Horan gave a small laugh, looked at Styles and answered with a succinct, "no."

    On November 15, the couple went public with their romance. Styles flew from New York to LA to spend the day with Swift, before catching a red-eye flight back to London where he was scheduled to make a BBC television appearance with One Direction. (The other four members of One Direction flew directly from New York to London, giving them a day to rest before their television appearance.) Styles accompanied Swift to an LA television studio to rehearse for her X Factor performance. "He was sitting with her mum Andrea and she seemed won over too", a source told The Sun. "After Taylor finished, he picked her up over his shoulder and carried her to her trailer. They were holding hands and flirting all day". The source continued, "Taylor was really embarassed by what happened [in April] and was nervous about giving him another go. But this time they have spent more time getting to know each other. Harry is being careful because he doesn't want to hurt her again. But he's made it clear he likes her a lot. They've been quietly seeing each other again for a little while now." 
    Sources: Bieber interview 1, Bieber interview 2, 1D MTV interview, Harry's interview with Australisa's Herald Sun, Radar report, Taylor's Teen Choice Awards interview, Katsuya picture 12, The Sun's mystery dinner report, The Late Late chat show, Seventeen interview, Cosmo interview, necklace photoThe Sun report 

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    I saw these flit across my timeline last night and thought ONTD might appreciate, it being a weekend and all. This is the only undeleted tweet from esmailyas' posting spree, but I managed to cap the others on my Twitter app (and the tweet above from @TanBitchez still exists):

    So, for the Twitter-illiterate:

    1. @DrakeBell follows @esmailyas' second account, @TanBitchez.
    2. @DrakeBell sexts @esmailyas/@TanBitchez.
    3. @esmailyas/@TanBitchez screencaps and posts the evidence.

    Here are the alleged DMs:


    November 10
    Drake: What do you look like?
    Drake: :-/

    TanBitchez: Ill put one up?

    Drake: Cool

    TanBitchez: done lol
    TanBitchez: im in the middle haha

    Drake: Whoa all three are sexy as hell!
    Drake: We should have a foursome party lol hahaha
    Drake: Where you live?

    TanBitchez: New york!! you?

    Drake: Damn california
    Drake: How old are you?

    TanBitchez: I'm 19! You?

    Drake: 26

    TanBitchez: Oh truee

    Drake: Is that your stomach in the pic?

    TanBitchez: Yesss lmao

    Drake: Damn what I would do to that!!
    Drake: First would be the kisses
    Drake: Follow me on @paydin_layne for the rest

    TanBitchez: Who's that?

    Drake: My other twitter
    paydin_layne: Then I would use my tongue all over you
    paydin_layne: Then I would work my way down and slide off your panties
    November 15
    paydin_layne: And lick you everywhere
    paydin_layne: I'd spread your legs and lick ur pu*#y so good

    And the stomach in question (pu*#y not pictured):

    As of right now, the @paydin_layne account is still active and only contains a tweet about a Nickelodeon program Drake Bell did voice acting on (possibly a misfired tweet meant to post from @DrakeBell?) and several messages to who google tells me is Drake Bells real life girlfriend, Paydin Layne.

    And yes, both Drake Bell and @paydin_layne follow @TanBitchez.

    And at any rate, a quick snapbird search shows @esmailyas/@tanbitchez was talking about this when she was supposedly receiving the tweets -

    And I've found several people who verify that she's not lying about Drake following-and-then-blocking her @esmailyas account (though not JUST "because he found out she was a Belieber;" supposedly she told him to eat a dick and die after he posted pictures of Justin Bieber shopped into makeup in July). As far as my internet detective-ing can take me, this story all checks out.

    So what do you think, ONTD?

    PS NEVER FORGET the time he accidentally tweeted the world a picture of his dick/evidence he masturbates to Nickelodeon

    ETA: Drake is calling #hacked on this one lmao

    Drake Bell ‏@DrakeBell
    Someone hacked my twitter again!!! Changing passwords....grrrr

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