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- 04/10/13--10:17: "Veep" season two premiere!
- 04/10/13--10:25: Funny tweets land ex-SNL actress Weight Watchers gig
- 04/10/13--10:26: New ‘Catching Fire’ Images Revealed on TheHungerGamesExplorer.com
- 04/10/13--10:33: prince bruno mars'"when i was your man" goes to #1
- 04/11/13--12:43: Life & Style: Gaga won't be able to perform until September
- 04/11/13--12:54: NBA post: King James bulge; Heat reprise Harlem Shake
- 04/11/13--13:02: Coachella Announces Set Times
- 04/11/13--13:42: Usher being Usher?
- 04/11/13--13:54: Emilia Clarke goes without makeup in gorgeous Facebook photo
- 04/11/13--14:22: Liam Gallagher defends Justin Bieber
- 04/11/13--14:30: Vampire Weekend Move Beyond Sweaters, Model For GQ
- 04/11/13--14:30: Creators Project Episode 3
Before their romances were splashed all over the tabloids, Ryan Gosling and Britney Spears were just two kids singing songs for the Mickey Mouse Club. But, as kids do, Gosling did admit that he got into a bit mischief with his neighbor and co-star, and sometimes that led to kissing.
Referring to the former X Factor judge as his "girl next door," the Place Beyond the Pines star told U.K.'s The Sunday Times Style magazine of meeting Spears at age 12,
"Britney was a sweetheart. She lived right above me, the girl next door. The little girl I used to play basketball and spin the bottle with."
As we all know, Spears, 31, soon moved on to another Mickey Mouse Club member,
Adding of the talent that came out of the Disney show (i.e.
I'm fascinated with his obsession with Disneyland
Well, well, well, it seems like Ru and the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race have a fan in one of the most talented, and gorgeous, actresses in the world — Miss Scarlett Johansson.
Scarlett, who just wrapped a Broadway run in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and is currently filming Captain America: The Winter Solider alongside Chris Evans, tells Marie Claire that there is really only one thing she wants to do when she gets some free time.
“I’ve been obsessed with RuPaul’s Drag Race. I love the makeup, I love the hair, I love the looks. That’s been my escape.”
A great actress with great taste. Now the only questions is, which new queen will be serving us some Scarlett Johansson realness during season six’s Snatch Game episode?
You can read more about the amazing Scarlett in the May 2013 issue of Marie Claire.
Please feel free to discuss last episode! Best ep of the season tbh, Jinkx is perfection!
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and others attend the Los Angeles premiere for the second season of HBO's series 'Veep' at Paramount Studios on April 9, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
Reid Scott, Elspeth Keller
Julia's half-sister, Lauren Bowles
Julia with one of her sons, Charles
Timothy Simons, Annie Simons
Julia's husband, Brad Hall
Some celebrities get endorsement deals based on their fame or looks or for a personality that will bring an edgier vibe to a brand. Ana Gasteyer, a former Saturday Night Live cast member, got her deal with Weight Watchers by making jokes on Twitter about her experiences with the company's weight loss plan.
Gasteyer, who now stars in the ABC series Suburgatory, will appear in a new spring ad campaign that is set to launch on Sunday, Weight Watchers announced today. The campaign was initially supposed to feature Jessica Simpson, but had to shift gears on timing after Simpson announced that she was pregnant again.
Here are some of Gasteyer’s gig-winning tweets, notes the New York Times:
"Hey @Weightwatchers," Ms. Gasteyer wrote on November 30. "How many Activity points for sweatily trying to get out of a Spanx undershirt?"
On December 10, she wrote, "Hey @WeightWatchers I binged on Children’s Gummy Vites can it be my cheat day?"
The company’s social media team discovered the tweets and executives realized that the actress was a real online member, who was obviously following the plan despite her zany zingers. Sean Bryan, a chief creative officer at McCann Erickson New York, the advertising agency for Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW), told the Times that the move from tweeting about a company to becoming its spokesperson just might be a first.
“I don’t know of any other time that a celebrity was identified as a user of a product through their tweets and then enlisted as a spokesperson because of that,” he said.
We bet she won’t be the last.
Her latest tweet: "BREAKING: Unseemly @weightwatchers obsession becomes fun job."
Check out her performance of “Sleeveless set to the tune of Fever below.
Just moments ago we posted about a new Twitter campaign to help unlock 5 new Catching Fire images on TheHungerGamesExplorer.com. The first image has been unlocked and it’s of Katniss and Prim!
We’ll update this post with the other images as they’re unlocked. So be sure to keep tweeting #HungerGamesExplorer to unlock the rest!
What do you think of the first image?!
Bruno Mars'"When I Was Your Man" advances 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100, granting the pop singer/songwriter his fifth leading title. It also marks just the second No. 1 in the chart's more than five-decade history for a song featuring piano and vocals exclusively.
With five No. 1s, Mars ranks behind only Michael Jackson (13); Stevie Wonder (10); Elton John, Paul McCartney, Usher (nine each); George Michael (eight); Phil Collins, Elvis Presley (seven each; Presley's career predates the Hot 100's Aug. 4, 1958, launch) for the most toppers among male soloists. Diddy, Ludacris, Prince and Lionel Richie also boast five No. 1s apiece.
Incredibly, Mars has racked his first five Hot 100 No. 1s faster than any male since Elvis Presley. Mars' span since first arriving on the chart the week of Feb. 13, 2010, is just three years, two months and one week. Only the late Presley reached five leaders more quickly, over just two years, seven months and three weeks, from the chart's inception through March 25, 1961.
As if company with the King isn't enough, Mars also notches just the second No. 1 in the Hot 100's archives featuring only piano and vocals. Adele first scored such a hit with "Someone Like You," which reigned for five weeks in late 2011. That ballad showcases Adele on vocals and Dan Wilson on piano. Mars sings and plays piano on "Man," which is the first ballad since "Someone" to command the Hot 100.
"Man" moves to No. 1 on the Hot 100 with top Digital Gainer honors, jumping to the top of the Nielsen SoundScan-powered Digital Songs survey (4-1). It soars by 45% to 340,000 downloads sold to become his sixth No. 1 on Digital Songs (and passes 2 million sold to date). The song was sale priced in both the iTunes and Amazon MP3 stores last week for $0.69, down from the standard $1.29 price of most current hits.
Don’t buy them a wedding gift just yet – Miley Cyrus’ planned springtime wedding to her hunky fiancé, Liam Hemsworth, in sunny Palm Springs, California has been put on ice, according to a new report out Wednesday.
“They were supposed to get married in June,” an insider tells the new issue of Life & Style.
“But there have been so many problems with them, they thought it was best to work out their issues before making such a big commitment,” the insider adds.
The young lovebirds’ ( Miley’s 20, Liam’s 23) relationship has been rocky of late, and even the Aussie actor’s own family has wondered if the two will make it down the aisle.
“I don’t know,” actress Elsa Pataky, Chris Hemsworth’s wife, said on April 8, when Life & Style asked whether the wedding was still on. “If they get married, it would be nice to go [to their wedding.”]
“They aren’t ready,” the insider told the mag. “Their families are both concerned. They don’t want to see Miley and Liam get married and then get divorced,” adding, “They’re very young to be getting married.”
Glen Mazzara, the ousted showrunner of The Walking Dead, is in negotiations to pen the screenplay to what is being called The Overlook Hotel, the prequel to Stephen King’s horror classic The Shining.
For Mazzara, the project marks his first gig since he exited as showrunner on AMC's The Walking Dead. The prolific producer whose small-screen credits also include Crash and The Shield, recently signed a TV development deal with Fox Television Studios to develop cable projects for the studio under his new banner, 44 Strong Productions.
Under his oversight, The Walking Dead became TV's No. 1 scripted series in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic.
It sounds like it could be interesting, but I hope Stephen is involved in some way.
EXCLUSIVE: Lady Gaga's Born This Way Ball Tour On Hold Until 'At Least September'
After canceling the remainder of her Born This Way Ball tour to recover from hip surgery in February, a source close to Lady Gaga tells Life & Style that the star “won’t be back in action until September.”
Said to be recuperating in Chicago under the care of her boyfriend, Taylor Kinney, the source says, “She's relaxing and rehabbing. She actually just started walking again, which is great.”
For the self-proclaimed workaholic, friends say having to put her career on hold until this fall has crushed the pop star. “She has a bunch of projects she wants to roll on, but she needs clearance from her doctors,” a pal tells Life & Style. “It’s really frustrating her.”
It may be worth the wait, however, for her millions of “Little Monsters.” The source tells Life & Style that Gaga has been able to focus on her songwriting while recovering. “It's very therapeutic."
On Feb. 12, Gaga announced that her tour was canceled after suffering from a labral tear of her right hip.
"This is just a bump in the road," she said to her fans in a blog post. "I'm grateful because this is temporary, and for some it is not."
I hate waiting.
Coachella has announced the set times for this year's festival, which takes place over two weekends: April 12-14 and April 19-21 in Indio, California. Typically for such a huge festival, there are some pretty nightmarish clashes: Grinderman or Purity Ring? Beach House or TNGHT? Divine Fits or Japandroids? Savages or Danny Brown? Kurt Vile, Grimes, or Jessie Ware? Coachella, you monsters. Inspect the timings for the Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theater, Gobi, Mojave, Sahara, and Yuma stages below, and head to the festival's site to check out timings for the Dome and the Do Lab too.
Patricia Arquette has reason to raise a (contraband) glass: She’s nabbed a major recurring role in Boardwalk Empire‘s upcoming Season 4. The "Medium" star will play Sally Wheet, the tough owner of a Tampa speakeasy who’s connected to local gangsters. Arquette’s role is a meaty one opposite series star Steve Buscemi, according to our sister site Deadline, which first reported the story. Earlier this year, the HBO series added Ron Livingston (
Sex and the City Band of Brothers ♥), Domenick Lombardozzi (Boardwalk Kings), Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker) and Jeffrey Wright (Source Code) for the upcoming season.
I have no strong feelings about her personally, but I am HARDCORE here for a badass lady speakeasy owner! Most of the fandom's already written several of those fics, shoot.
The actor on playing Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit.
Last December, Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson took us back to Middle Earth with the first of three films adaptated from J.R.R. Tolkien's precursor novel The Hobbit.
With The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey now available on DVD and Blu-ray, we've been catching up with the stars following our interview last December with the merry band of dwarves who accompany Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) on the quest to slay Smaug the dragon. Read our interview with Gollum himself Andy Serkis here. We recently chatted to their fearless leader in the form of British actor Richard Armitage, who plays warrior dwarf Thorin Oakenshield.
Armitage, known for his television roles in Robin Hood, Spooks and Strike Back, tells us about Thorin's penchant for singing, Jackson's innovation, and whether his dour character will cheer up for the next two films The Desolation of Smaug and There and Back Again (short answer - not likely).
How did you feel about Lord of the Rings?
I was a huge fan of the movies, but prior to that, a massive fan of the books. These were books I probably read between the ages of thirteen and fifteen a number of times, so yeah, a huge fan! (Embrace the geek!)
Did you have any hesitation in accepting the part, with the big undertaking of going to New Zealand?
No hesitation at all. This had been a project a long time in pre-production, and everyone knew about it. Of course I loved the Lord of the Rings movies, so the chance to go and work on The Hobbit with Peter, I didn't even think twice about it.
How was working with Peter Jackson?
Incredible. He's a very collaborative director, visionary and pushing the boundaries of technology, which is something I wanted to be a part of. He's not afraid to experiment with a new form of filmmaking. That experiment will continue through movies two and three, as what happened with the Lord of the Rings films; the movies leapt forward so much, and that's because of how Peter works with Richard Taylor at Weta. Very exciting.
There was Dwarf boot camp, but there was singing in the movie, so was that something else you learned at boot camp?
I suppose an extended version of the boot camp was when all the dwarves went into the studio and started singing. But because I had to work on that little bit of singing on my own, we did work on a sound for him. I didn't want him to sound like he was any kind of trained singer, he was just somebody who had a voice. The dwarves were notoriously good singers though... it was very nerve-wracking! You know, there's nothing like a male voice choir; the bass sound in a male voice choir is very rousing, I think.
I would describe Thorin as something of a sourpuss in this film. Was there any envy of the other dwarves getting funny lines and getting to do silly things?
That's the story of my life! I'm always the slightly dour one who doesn't get a punchline. That's the story and that's the character. He has a burden to carry, and it's very difficult for him to be relaxed and jovial. But we did look for those moments.
Will they be coming up in the next two films?
Relaxed and jovial? Quite the opposite! If anything, he becomes more tightly wound as the situation becomes more oppressive for him, and more dangerous. Less gags for Thorin, I think! We'll try and find something.
How was gearing yourself up in the morning for the make-up, wigs and costume?
It is something you get used to. Going back this year for ten weeks, I was thinking about it last night, and one of the awful things is having to get all that stuff on again. For the first few weeks it's very uncomfortable and it feels alien to you. But after a while, it's part of staying in character and it focuses you. If you're thinking about this stuff on you it pulls you out of character. So the closer you stay to character, the less you care about the stuff you're wearing.
Did you have to learn a new way of sword-fighting after working on Robin Hood?
I worked with Mana Davis, my stunt double, on a training regime to facilitate some of the moves the Orcrist would make, because it's a big heavy sword and it flows in a certain way. I'm still doing those exercises in the gym now in preparation for this year. It's very much about the back and the shoulders and making it look like it's heavy, but elegant. (And he's nailing it)
An encore screening of the world-wide phenomenon - then meet 'Thorin Oakenshield' in the flesh!
The Hobbit + Richard Armitage Live On Stage! May 1 at Hayden Orpheum, Cremorne, NSW.
railway, what does it take for you to get there so you can report on the come back of The Beard?! (among other things)
And a bonus video from HeyUGuys,
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After the BLAAARGH, you know what to do!
Wendy Williams Dishes on Usher Causing Drama Behind the Scenes at The Voice
Sources say Usher is causing drama behind the scenes at The Voice. Wendy Williams has the details about Usher’s diva behavior.
Info or propaganda?
Emilia Clarke doesn't need to wear makeup to look stunning. The "Game of Thrones" actress posted a photo to her Facebook page showing her without makeup and she still looked as gorgeous as ever.
There was no caption included with the image or any explanation for why Clarke felt the need to reveal her face au naturel. She is seen in the picture wearing her brown hair pulled back and wearing a casual black T-shirt and blue hoodie.
Clarke isn't known for going makeup heavy when she attends events like the "Game of Thrones" Season 3 premiere or the Emmys. However, she does sometimes opt for a bright shade of lipstick and went heavy on the eye makeup at the "Breakfast at Tiffany's" opening night after party.
Her "Game of Thrones" character, Daenerys Targaryen, also does not wear heavy makeup, which is why it's not especially shocking to see Clarke without eye or lip makeup here. Still, it's always refreshing for a celebrity to reveal that they are just as beautiful without makeup as they are with it.
Actor Macaulay Culkin joined Adam Green on stage at a gig in Bristol last night (April 10) to cover The Beach Boys' classic 'Kokomo'.
Culkin – famed for his role as Kevin Mcallister in cult films Home Alone and Home Alone 2 – performed an encore with Green at his gig at Bristol's Thekla. He was playing in place of Binki Shapiro, with whom Green recently released a self-titled album of duets, as she was ill and couldn't make the gig.
Daniel Fowler, from Bristol, was at the gig. He tells NME "Macaulay Culkin was a special guest. Adam came onstage and said he was sorry that Binki couldn’t make it. But he said that for the encore we'd have a special surprise guest. Then Macaulay Culkin came on for the last song and sang with Adam Green" When asked how it sounded, he replied: "It was OK. Adam was carrying the lead vocals. I think Macauley's mic wasn't quite as loud, but it sounded OK. "
Culkin, 32, previously collaborated with in Green his experimental film The Wrong Ferarri.
It seems Justin Bieber has gained an unlikely fan in the shape of motormouth rocker Liam Gallagher.
While many criticised JB for turning up two hours late for his Believe show at London's O2 Arena last month, the Beady Eye frontman has instead praised the teen idol, branding himself "a Belieber."
Gallagher made the comments when discussing his band's new album BE, telling Shortlist: "My theory is that it’s gonna have BE on the cover, and then on the back I-E-B-E-R.
“Biiiee-ber! I’ve got his f****** back, man.”
He continued: "Anyone who goes on two hours late is f****** right in my book, man.
“All these so-called rock bands that sit backstage going, ‘Hey, let’s wait 15 minutes’. F*** that, wait two hours and 15 minutes! No one will beat that, ever.
“So get off his back, man — I am a Belieber!”
Liam's remarks are a stark contrast to his brother Noel Gallagher, who previously slammed Bieber for making his fans wait two hours, telling MTV News: "Well that's not very rock'n'roll is it? My cat sounds more rock'n'roll than that."
Noel continued: "I don't know anything about him, I just know his name. I don't know anything about him.
"I know people really f**king hate him. I mean, kids love him. I don't even know who he is. No idea. And his name's Justin… whatever!"
Rachel McAdams (The Vow) is reportedly in talks to join the untitled picture from writer/director Cameron Crowe (We Bought a Zoo). Not much is known about the project at the moment, but it already stars Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) and Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man). McAdams is expected to play a former lover of Cooper’s character in the rom-com, which may actually clue us in as to which re-worked former project this untitled picture is based on. Production on the film is expected to start this October.
McAdams, meanwhile, will be seen in Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder with Ben Affleck; that film opens this weekend in the U.S. She also recently wrapped on About Time, a sci-fi dramedy from writer/director Richard Curtis due out November 8th, and the Anton Corbijn thriller A Most Wanted Man, also starring Robin Wright, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Willem Dafoe.
When Vampire Weekend's first album appeared, in 2008, you couldn't talk about them without arguing about them. All up for debate: their sly, self-assured, and perfect-pop riffs; their breezy Internet-fueled rise and Afropop appropriation; the perception vs. reality of their elitism, vis-à-vis their degrees from Columbia and the pink horses on their Ralph Lauren. Back then, VW's cheery frontman, Ezra Koenig, tells me, it felt like "people were waiting for us to fuck up."
Now here comes third album Modern Vampires of the City, a tightly produced batch of wordy, playful, daydream jams written and recorded in L.A., Brooklyn, and—okay, laugh it up—a friend's guesthouse on Martha's Vineyard. Koenig says, softly sarcastic, "If people are still like, 'Oh, my God, you preppy white-ass Ivy League whatever,' " well, then, maybe they weren't really listening to the music in the first place. Not that he's all that salted about it: "I mean, I'm always happy to engage in a dialogue about Polo shirts."
Right before I hang up, I offer a theory: A while back, Drake embraced the winter sweater, via his particular Haute-Cosby Look. Is it possible Vampire Weekend—once so closely associated with the woolly wear—became, by comparison, less preppy? "Maybe that's true," Koenig offers gamely. "I didn't think about that, because the sweaters Drake wears are from such a different branch of the sweater tree. It's the style of somebody wearing clothes associated with very old people. Which I like." He mulls it over some more. "I feel like sweaters will always be a part of our band. But maybe the moment for them to be at the forefront has passed, in a healthy way? And we can start focusing on other items?"
Nile Rodgers: New Daft Punk Album 'Went Back to Go Forward'
Famed guitarist discusses his work on 'Random Access Memories'
Famed disco guitarist Nile Rodgers talks about working on Daft Punk's upcoming album Random Access Memories (out May 21st) in the latest installment of the Creators Project series.
"Ninety percent if not higher of all recordings that I've ever made in my life have been the result of a very impromptu initial meeting that feels so natural and so organic that you have to take it to the next level," Rodgers says. Having worked with everyone from David Bowie to Madonna to Duran Duran, Rodgers describes meeting Daft Punk for the first time in a similarly casual setting, and finally getting to hit the studio with the duo in New York after several missed connections.
The fact that they worked at Electric Ladyland was particularly exciting for Rodgers, who grew up around Jimi Hendrix's legendary downtown studio, jammed in the space when it was still a nightclub and even recorded his first Chic single there. While they worked, Rodgers said he felt the mark of a great collaboration in which both artists challenge and bring out the best in each other – "They make you up your game, even if your game is pretty good."
Rodgers also discusses and plays a few of his most famous guitar riffs (including, at the end, a tasty one that'll appear on Random Access Memories), while he also touches on his jazz-fusion-inspired style of disco guitar and the first time he heard fellow Daft Punk collaborator Giorgio Moroder's indelible production on Donna Summers'"Love to Love You Baby.""The magic of that groove and the way it just wrapped my body," Rodgers says, "is the way I feel when I listen to that record."
Despite a bit of a generation gap, Rodgers sees Daft Punk as his contemporaries working in a style of music he knows rather well. "I feel like I'm working with people who grew up with me and feel it the same way we felt the vibe when we were creating this stuff. It's like they went back to go forward."