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The 17th Annual Webby Awards went down last night at Wall Street’s cavernous Cipriani’s. Hosted by Patton Oswalt, the ceremony featured a performance by Tanlines, who played their song “All Of Me,” as well as the presentation of awards to the previously-announced winners, including Frank Ocean and Grimes. Ocean was unable to attend, so he accepted via video while Grimes’s was given to her by a fawning Fred Armisen. Watch Tanlines’ performance
and check out Ocean and Grimes accepting their awards below.
The video for Frank's speech is on private but basically he thanked the Webby Awards for naming him their Person of the Year, he was in the studio working on new music and he said "I'm not looking at porn on the computer, I swear." I wish the video wasn't on private because it's really cute.
(Reuters) - An intimate love story between two young women received rave reviews from critics at the Cannes film festival despite explicit lesbian sex scenes that could limit the film's distribution.
"La Vie d'Adele - Chapitre 1 & 2" ("Blue is the Warmest Color") is a poignant tale of love and sexuality centered on 15-year-old Adele, in a breakout performance by Adele Exarchopoulos, and her lover Emma (Lea Seydoux), set to premiere on Thursday evening.
The film's explicit sex and three-hour running time have made it one of the most talked-about films of the 20 vying for the top Palme d'Or prize at the festival that wraps up on May 26. It is French-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche's first film at Cannes.
The long and explicit sex scenes will create buzz but may hold the film back from wider audiences due to censors and cautious distributors.
Kaya Burgess of the London Times called it "one of the most beautifully and unobtrusively observed love stories I've seen on film."
Hollywood Reporter's Jordan Mintzer wrote: "Surely to raise eyebrows with its show-stopping scenes of non-simulated female copulation, the film is actually much more than that: it's a passionate, poignantly handled love story."
Kechiche told journalists it was not his intention to make a film about gay rights, in the context of the debate over same-sex marriage which was legalized in France this month, and said the depictions of sex were aimed at depicting beauty.
"We hope that in the scenes the idea of beauty will emerge. I think sensuality is more difficult to film and capture onscreen," he said.
The film - loosely based on a 2010 graphic novel of the same English title - uses recurring close-ups to linger on the mouth of the lead actress, whether sleeping, eating, or kissing her lover, a sometimes jarring technique that regardless creates an intimate connection between viewer and character.
A quieter offering also in the main competition is "Nebraska" from U.S. director Alexander Payne, whose "About Schmidt" competed for the top Cannes prize in 2002.
The father-son road trip, starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte, is shot in black and white with a quirky, homey sensibility. The film about family, old age and dreams follows a curmudgeonly father who believes he has won $1 million after receiving a sweepstakes flyer telling him he's a winner.
Son David (Forte) decides to indulge his father and drive him to Nebraska to ostensibly collect his prize after failing to convince him the flyer is a gimmick. Along the way, David discovers never-revealed secrets from his father's past.
Early reviews were mixed, with some criticizing a formulaic plot and others praising the film's quiet, melancholic tone.
Veteran actor Dern, who began working in films in the 1960s, said it took eight years for the film to see the light of day.
"That gave me melancholy alone," he said. "Waiting for eight years."
(Editing by Robin Pomeroy)
Meh...most indie LGBT films bore the crap out of me. They're always about Gayangst/Religion is Evil, TooDeep4U dialogue scenes, and the acting looks bland. The last LGBT related film I remember liking was The Hours, I've been watching Yuri anime instead. Share your LBGT media, ONTD!
She might be one of the most laid back stars in Hollywood, but it seems that even Amanda Seyfried has succumbed to the pressures of the industry.
The 27-year-old has admitted that she felt the need to slim down at the beginning of her career, losing her ample curves in the process.
Speaking on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Epic actress admitted that she used to have much larger breasts before losing the weight.
Discussing her own body image, the star said: 'I looked way better when I was 15. I had beautiful huge breasts and then I came to Hollywood and I was like I got to lose weight. I got to look thin and fit and I lost them a little bit.'
But when the host asked whether or not she missed her more curvaceous figure, she admitted that she didn't mind too much.
'I don’t miss them because they were quite uncomfortable but they looked beautiful. I was feminine,' she said.
'I had some nice curves and I think that we should really appreciate that as opposed to trying to get rid of everything,' the star went on to say.
The Mamma Mia actress revealed that although she hadn't lost a staggering amount of weight, most of it had come off her chest.
'I lost like 10 pounds, but that's a lot on my tiny frame. That's like three pounds along here. I mean, when I say they were giant, I mean they were like a D,' she said.
'That's what happens when you try to lose weight, it all comes out of the wrong place,' said the blonde star continued.
But despite lamenting the loss of her assets, Amanda went on to admit that she's never felt more comfortable with her figure than she does now.
Asked whether she thought she looked good naked, she responded: 'At this point in my life I do because it doesn't matter any more. When you're young you don't appreciate it - people who are a bit older don't' appreciate it when they're young.'
Amanda voices the part of Mary Katherine in the Epic 3D adventure, which follows a teenager who is transported to a deep forest setting where a battle ensues between the forces of good and evil.
The in demand star has a number of projects in the pipeline and is about to start filming A Million Ways to Die in the West and Pete And Goat.
I concluded we haven't had a boobs post in a little while... so let's share our stories, ONTD
Blue might be the colour: David Tennant wears BOY London T-shirt to go toy shopping with pregnant wife Georgia
He's father to two, but David Tennant might be welcoming a boy soon, judging by his T-shirt.
The Broadchurch star was wearing a BOY London black top as he and his pregnant wife Georgia Moffatt went baby shopping.
Georgia, 28, may well have been subtly hitting at the sex of her third child, by wearing a navy blue dress on Tuesday.
The couple already have a son and daughter: 10-year old Tyler - who Georgia had aged 16, and Olive born in March 2011. David, 41, then adopted her son when the couple married in December, 2011.
David wore a brown checked jacket over the trendy T-shirt, with blue jeans and white trainers.
He wore a grey hat and square glasses, with only his long sideburns as an indicator this man was the former Time Lord.
Georgia's speckled blue Topshop dress cut just above her baby bump, and she wore a green cardigan, black opaque tights and matching lace-up pumps.
David announced their baby joy on The Jonathan Ross show back in January.
He told the chat-show host that the prospect of a third child was 'lovely, very lovely. It's exciting.'
The Broadchurch star will soon be filming series two of the hit ITV crime drama.
Bosses commissioned a second season - which David co-stars with Olivia Colman - following the success of the first.
ITV's director of television Peter Fincham said: 'From the moment the murder scene was discovered, viewers became gripped by the series, and we've been genuinely thrilled by the audience response.
'David and Olivia's performances and Chris's cleverly crafted scripts have created a truly compelling drama.
'We're delighted to be commissioning a second series of Broadchurch.'
David starred as Detective Inspector Alec Hardy, the outsider come to the village for a quiet life only to find himself leading the murder investigation of 11-year old Danny Latimer.
these pics were posted on the 7th but i haven't seen them posted here so i'm sharing. rumor has it georgia's given birth by now but i've yet to find any evidence of this being true so whatevs, let's speculate.
Steven Soderbergh is the latest Hollywood director to praise TV over film, but this second coming of great drama, including The Sopranos, The Wire and Spooks, may already be over
Cinema has historically considered itself superior to television, with executives and critics frequently sneering that a movie or documentary has a "made-for-TV" feel. But a number of significant Hollywood film-makers – including David Lynch, Steven Spielberg and Oliver Stone – have moved to the junior medium for mini-series or documentaries and now Steven Soderbergh has paid a compliment, if a slightly qualified one, to home entertainment."In terms of cultural real estate," Soderbergh said at the Cannes film festival, "TV has really taken control of the conversation that used to be the reserve of movies. It's sort of a second golden age of television, which is great for the viewers. … If you like your stories to go narrow and deep, TV is exciting."
Soderbergh was born in 1961 and so grew up with the shows of what is generally regarded, in both the US and UK, as the first golden age, which stretched from the early 1960s to around the mid-80s. Drama – the genre on which Soderbergh was commenting – from this era tends to dominate polls of TV's Greatest Ever Shows: whether The Prisoner, Edge of Darkness and The Jewel in the Crown in Britain or NYPD Blue, Columbo and Star Trek in America.
And the idea that we are living through – or perhaps, many feel, approaching the end of – a second period of key creativity is fairly non-controversial. In those surveys of great TV, the next biggest cluster of copyright lines after 1960-86 tends to be post-1999: British fiction such as Cops, Spooks, The Street and Sherlock and American series including The West Wing, The Sopranos and The Wire.
Those last two shows were produced by the pioneering American cable network HBO, a fact that has some significance to Soderbergh's remarks. The press conference at which he bigged-up the small-screen was part of the promotion for Behind the Candelabra, his Liberace biopic produced by HBO films. Soderbergh's film, with Michael Douglas as the sexually secretive entertainer, was refused backing by major studios before he benefited from HBO's decision to extend to film the license it brought to TV: supporting projects that the US TV networks regarded as likely to frighten the audience, advertisers and regulators.
The second golden age of American TV was built on a new funding model, led by HBO and taken up by AMC (Breaking Bad, Mad Men) and Showtime (Dexter, Homeland, The Big C): subscription channels that shaped a creative space similar to American independent cinema – allowing subject-matter, language and action that the ancient studios would have cut – but with a more fixed supply of funding and audiences.
The complication of Soderbergh's stance is that he still seemingly prefers Behind the Candelabra to have a Cannes entry and cinematic release; just as the Channel 4-supported work of Michael Winterbottom, such as Everyday and The Look of Love, tends to have a movie-theatre release before its TV premiere. This suggests a residual snobbery among directors.
But what both Soderbergh and Winterbottom, who are very similar in being restless experimentalists drawn to different structures and genres, have seen in TV is its narrative flexibility. Their made-for-TV shows – Soderbergh's K Street and Unscripted, Winterbottom's The Trip and Family – have luxuriated in the time and space that a serial narrative allows.
In that context, it's slightly odd that Soderbergh commends TV for those who want their stories "narrow and deep". Because the key quality of TV fiction is length. Television gives actors, writers and directors the chance to dramatise an element that has always proved infuriatingly elusive to movie directors and novelists: the passage of time.
Plots such as Breaking Bad and The Big C, in which a diagnosis of cancer changes the lives of the characters, would be simply glib in a cinema film that needed to resolve the crisis inside two hours; similarly, The Sopranos and The West Wing already more or less existed as movies (Goodfellas and The American President respectively), but TV was able to go far deeper by giving Martin Sheen and James Gandolfini around 100 hours to portray the impact of politics and criminality on the bodies and minds of their characters. A factor common to most of the shows of both the first and second golden ages of TV is that they played out over multiple episodes or series.
As it happens, neither of Soderbergh's TV dramas made it to a second run and, if his Cannes compliment suggests a hunger to work further in the medium, he may have come to the table too late. The British producer Tony Garnett, responsible for drama from Cathy Come Home to This Life, told me in a recent interview that, if he were starting now, he would not go into the TV industry at all, but turn to online. And, notoriously, the most talked-about TV fiction this year – Kevin Spacey's remake of House of Cards – was released by Netflix online rather than on TV.
It remains terrifyingly unclear, though, how the economics of online television might work. Soderbergh's second golden age may already be over.
What are your fave TV series, ONTD? Mine: The Sopranos, The Wire, Dexter, Mad Men, and atm Hannibal is shaping up to be one of my all time faves if NBC renews it (prayer circle). I think Homeland has lost its chance to be one of the greats after Season 2 unless it picks up this year.Also, lol at Sherlock being up there with The Sopranos, Moffat wishes tbh.
The 100 ladies on FORBES’ list of the world’s most powerful women are politicians, CEOs, activist billionaires and celebrities, and all are at the top of their game. This year, several of our power women have a partner who is as equally influential.
These power duos prove that whether they’re tackling global crises or ruling the world, sometimes it takes two. Here’s a look at the world’s 15 most powerful couples:
Michelle and Barack Obama
With 67% of Americans viewing first lady Michelle Obama favorably, she's more popular than her husband. The President has never been shy about publicly expressing his adoration for his wife; in his election night victory speech, Obama gushed, "I have never been prouder to watch the rest of America fall in love with you too as our nation's first lady."
Melinda Gates and Bill Gates
With a net worth of $67 billion, Bill Gates is the United States' richest man, and through the work of the foundation he founded and runs with wife Melinda, he's also the world's most generous. The couple's Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation last year gave away $3.4 billion, and its primary goals this year have been to eradicate polio worldwide by 2018 and get modern contraceptives to another 120 million women by 2020; the Foundation has committed $140 million annually to this cause. Melinda, a Duke alum, delivered a commencement address at her alma mater this spring and encouraged the Class of 2013 to recognize “the boundless dignity of all people.”
Jay-Z and Beyonce
The first couple of music is tight with the first couple of the United States. The superstars hosted a fund-raiser for President Obama during his re-election campaign last fall, and Beyonce later performed the national anthem at January's inauguration. The couple's April trip to Cuba was investigated by the U.S. Treasury Department, after lawmakers raised questions about the legality of the visit (the controversy was overblown -- the anniversary trip was pre-approved). Jay-Z is on tour with Justin Timberlake this summer, where he's taking home an estimated $100,000 per show, and Beyonce kicked off her 65-date world tour a couple of weeks ago.
Xi Jinping and Peng Liyuan
Peng Liyuan is the stylish second wife of newly-installed Chinese President Xi Jinping. The first lady is a former superstar folk singer, and it's often joked that she's more famous than her husband: "Who is Xi Jinping? He is Peng Liyuan's husband."
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Brangelina wedding watch has been in effect since the couple became engaged last year, but the parents of six remain tight-lipped about their plans to tie the knot. In May 2013, Jolie published an Op/Ed in the NYTimes where she revealed she'd undergone a preventative double mastectomy, since she carries the gene responsible for breast cancer. In the essay she thanked Pitt for being "loving and supportive." Pitt later called Jolie's decision "absolutely heroic."
Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres
The talk show host/comedienne and ‘Arrested Development’ actress married in 2008. In March, DeGeneres took to her blog to urge the Supreme Court to strike down California's Prop 8: "Portia and I aren't as different from you as you might think. We're just trying to find happiness in the bodies and minds we were given, like everyone else."
Marissa Mayer and Zachary Bogue
Yahoo CEO Mayer and Bogue, a former lawyer who invests in big-data startups and founded investment fund Data Collective, married in 2009. In September, Silicon Valley’s most powerful couple welcomed a baby boy, Macallister.
Hillary and Bill Clinton
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton are both private citizens now, but they are still one of the most influential couples in the world. Mrs. Clinton has been hitting the speaking circuit at an estimated $200,000 fee per event and reportedly inked a $14 million book deal. The ex-Prez is focused on his Global Initiative, which has raised $73.1 billion in commitments from major philanthropists, CEOs and heads of state to fund charitable action around the globe. Last year, he hit the campaign trail for Obama, cementing his status as a rainmaker.
Gerard Pique and Shakira
The Colombian-born performer and her footballer-boyfriend welcomed their first child, Milan Pique Mebarak, in January. Shakira, a UNICEF ambassador, quickly became a fan favorite when she joined NBC's hit "The Voice" as a judge. Pique plays for FC Barcelona, one of soccer's most valuable teams, and is one of Spain's most popular athletes.
Patrizio Bertelli and Miuccia Prada
Fashion legend Miuccia Prada, 64, runs the luxury goods and clothing company Prada with her husband Patrizio Bertelli, 67. Prada is the lead designer, while Bertelli handles the business side as CEO. This stylish power couple is also loaded -- their combined worth is $19 billion.
Making the most of their girls’ outing, Kim Kardashian and her mother Kris Jenner dined and shopped in Paris, France today (May 22).
After having lunch at the swanky George V restaurant, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” starlets hit up the Karl Lagerfeld L7 Studio.
Meanwhile in Milan...
This is just embarrassing at this point. Kim... You and her mom flew to NYC and Kanye left the day after to Paris. Then you flew to Paris and he ran off to Milan. Stop chasing this man!
Courtney Love is not happy. She’s not happy with the pretty hairdo that the stylist has just worked on for an hour, not happy with the lovely look the makeup artist gave her, and not happy with the designer clothes the wardrobe stylists have picked out. And she’s definitely not happy with how she appears in the photographer’s first test shots. It’s not that she doesn’t look great, but something’s clearly not sitting right with her. After studying the digital images on-screen, the 48-year-old musician has an idea. “Just give me five minutes—alone,” she says, and retreats to the dressing room. Finally, she reemerges. She’s selected a vintage white lace mini dress from the stylist’s rack, added dark plum-colored lipstick to her makeup, and rearranged her coif into her trademarked tousled head of bright blond hair. She looks amazing. She looks like Courtney Love. And no one is better at creating an image for Courtney Love than Courtney Love.
Love is having her photo taken for our cover not only because it’s our 20th anniversary, but also because she has a new music endeavor that she is anxious to promote. Shortly after I arrive at the photo studio in N.Y.C.’s Chelsea district, she directs me to the dressing room, where she has me plug my earbuds into her laptop so I can listen to her new songs. There are, for the moment, only two, which are both set to be released on iTunes. “I have two excellent songs, and I have two new really good songs, and I’d rather just release the two excellent songs—like an old-school single,” she explains. “The first song, ‘Wedding Day,’ is impeccably great as a slab of really raw rock with an insane hook. The second song is called ‘California’—clearly a leitmotif. I’ve written ‘Malibu,’ ‘Pacific Coast Highway,’ and ‘Sunset Strip,’ so if I want to call something ‘California,’ it had better be good.”
Although the songs sound exactly like what you might expect from the lead singer of Hole, the band will not be called Hole, but instead, Courtney Love. “My name symbolizes a lot of things, and I have to sit in these rooms with lawyers and be called a ‘brand’ often, so I was just like, ‘Fucking name it after me!’ I don’t care.” The band, such as it is, consists of Love, her guitarist Micko Larkin, drummer Scott Lipps, and bassist Shawn Dailey. For now she’s the only girl in the group, but that’s not for lack of trying. “I put an ad on Craigslist that said, ‘Band in the style of Hole looking for bassist in the style of Melissa Auf der Maur.’ I got exactly one response. There’s just not a lot of chick bass players.”
Now Love has toned down her lip color and is in front of the camera, masterfully striking poses in a fluid stream of motion. The confidence she exudes—even with 10 people standing around, lights bearing down on her from all directions, a fan blowing in her face, and a photographer snapping away—makes it clear that this is the sort of situation where she feels most comfortable. But that’s no surprise. Love is, above all, a performer, and a powerful one at that. While she first came to pop-culture prominence as the wife of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, it was her ability to channel her anger on stage that made her such a compelling—and controversial—figure. Hole’s 1994 album, Live Through This, released just a few days after Cobain’s suicide, was a runaway critical and financial success, and brought Love the kind of mainstream attention and accolades she had always longed for. In her babydoll dresses, combat boots, and smeared red lipstick, she looked a bit like Cindy Brady all grown up, but on stage she transformed herself into an icon of female rage the likes of which hadn’t been seen since Medusa. It earned her the devotion of a generation of women taught to sublimate their anger, but it also made her the target of much media criticism. She was vilified for being a mess, for being a drug addict, for having a big ego, for not being a great parent—in other words, all of the things we expect in a male rock star.
She was vilified for being a mess, for being a drug addict, for having a big ego, for not being a great parent—in other words, all of the things we expect in a male rock star.
This latest project is her first foray back into music since 2010’s Nobody’s Daughter, a record that began as a solo project, then morphed into a release featuring her current collaborators. The album bombed. “I put my fucking money and my ass and my shit on the line for Nobody’s Daughter, and that record is a masterwork,” she tells me. But even without a recent musical success, there is still plenty of demand for Love. “I’ve been offered money to do an oldies [tour] sort of thing,” she explains. “It’s just not me.” She’s not averse to performing some of Hole’s greatest hits, though.“I don’t mind making a crowd happy. I still really like ‘Malibu.’ I play ‘Miss World’ sometimes. I don’t like ‘Doll Parts’ anymore; it’s just a simple song, like three chords, and it kind of drives me nuts.” One thing that won’t ever happen, she says, is a Hole reunion, “for reasons that I cannot even begin to get into,” but then she does get into them, at length. What it comes down to, it seems, is that she has some serious beef with Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson.
In between photo setups, Love returns to her chair in the makeup room, talking nonstop. In fact, she’s been talking ever since she got to the studio, regaling us with stories about her numerous financial and legal woes, how she posed for Saint Laurent’s latest ad campaign, and how she can fix anyone’s credit score. She’s very entertaining, but also a bit overwhelming. At one point while she’s speaking, I find myself staring at her clear blue eyes and wondering what is really going on behind them. Because as far as I can tell, her mind is like a carnival of thoughts and ideas, featuring bumper cars driven by lawyers, a Ferris wheel of potential litigants, and a roller coaster filled with lovers, past and present. “She’s a genius,” the makeup artist sighs as soon as she’s left the room. Then there’s silence—the first silence in a long, long time. After a few more hours, the photo shoot is done, but I still haven’t had a chance to do the interview. “Why don’t we just do it at my house?” she asks. “I just need to go chant first. Do you mind?” We head downstairs, hop in a car, and soon arrive at a Japanese Buddhist center. The place feels more like a night school than a sanctuary—it’s all fluorescent lights, linoleum floors, and hallways. We go upstairs to the chanting room, which is like a large, brightly lit classroom with rows of folding chairs facing a small shrine. About 20 other people are there, reciting “Nam-myoho-renge-kyo” over and over until they begin to sound like a field of buzzing bees. Love takes a seat toward the front, removes her sweater, and bows her head. From the back of the room, with her messy hair and bare, boney shoulders, she looks almost vulnerable. I think about what a rare moment this must be for her, how the chanting must be a warm refuge from the swirl of lawsuits and finance and insanity that surrounds her. Here, Love is just a girl with problems, hoping to chant them away. The thought almost brings me to tears, but then I catch her reflection in the glass wall. She is hunched over her smartphone, texting. After about 25 minutes, Love gets up, and I follow her out. Despite what may have gone down this evening, I know that Love has genuinely devoted herself to this practice for the past seven years, and I ask her why she does it. “At first you chant for yourself, for things that you want, but as you advance, you chant for others, for the world,” she explains. We grab a cab and head for Greenwich Village, where she’s renting a brownstone in the most beautiful part of the neighborhood. I get a quick tour of the majestic house, which is more than 100 years old: three floors, several fireplaces, loads of original details, and more rooms than I can later remember. In a sitting room outside the master bedroom, Love plops down on the couch, picks up a remote, and clicks on the TV. “I just want to chill out and watch some episodes of 30 Rock first,” she explains. But we don’t actually watch the show at all, because Love has a lot to say, even before the interview has really started.
As I listen, I quickly realize two things. One is that Love is smart as a whip, tossing off words like “hubris” and “gestalt” and “autodidact” with the ease of a Rhodes scholar. The other is that she is going to control this interview the same way she controlled the photo shoot. I might as well just crumple up the piece of paper I’m holding, with all of my neatly typed up questions, because Love is going to talk about what Love wants to talk about. And one of the things she wants to talk about is her suspicion that everyone around her is plotting to gain access to her piece of the Nirvana publishing rights, rights that she, together with daughter Frances Bean, inherited after Cobain’s death. Well, not everyone, but a lot of the people she encounters have an underlying agenda, she fears. Even the boyfriends might have ulterior motives. She once said of her romances something like, “Everyone wants to be where Kurt’s been,” but when I ask if that’s still the case today, she scoffs. “Nobody gives a shit about where Kurt was. That was rock-star guys,” she explains. “I haven’t slept with a musician in ages. I go for the safe business guys, and then they see [the Nirvana publishing rights] and they go, ‘Boing! You should sell that shit!’”
“I haven’t slept with a musician in ages. I go for the safe business guys, and then they see [the Nirvana publishing rights] and they go, ‘Boing! You should sell that shit!’”
“The Nirvana stuff is fucking cursed in my opinion,” she continues. “I mean, how much of this interview has been just directed to that death and the consequences of that death?” I don’t bother pointing out that I haven’t asked a single question about it, but she goes on. “It’s not the defining point of my life….” She pauses. “Yeah, that’s not true. Someone shoots themselves, that’s a pretty defining point of your life.” And along with owning a piece of the publishing rights—and its profits—comes a very heavy burden. “Somebody has to guard the gates of this thing,” she says. “Because you know what would happen? The second I sell [the rights], it becomes a jukebox musical, makes a billion dollars, and you’ve got jazz hands on Broadway. Or he’ll be in Gatorade commercials. I will never sell the fucking stakes I have in it, because no one else will bother protecting him.” At times, it all becomes too much. “Some days I look at my passport and I’m like, Can I just leave? Because it’s so much pressure. And my daughter is really all I care about the most. And to lose my daughter over lawyers and money is beyond….” She trails off, avoiding getting into the specifics of her relationship with Frances Bean, from whom she is currently estranged. “I’m thinking of maybe naming my fucking album ‘Died Blonde,’ because I’m in such a morbid space. You know what I mean? It’s not that I’m unhappy. And it’s certainly not that I’m crazy. It’s just that I know all this shit, and I don’t know what to do with it.”
What does make her happy, she tells me, is performing. “That’s my only break. When we were doing photos today, fashion, art, reading—that is my only fucking break.” She’s keeping herself busy with quite a few projects these days, but one thing she doesn’t seem to be doing is acting. “I just spent a week in L.A. and experienced a lot of ennui, because if you’re in L.A. and you’re not working, it’s a really weird feeling.” It’s a bit surprising, actually, that Love hasn’t continued her ascendancy in Hollywood, as her film career got off to a very promising start. She had a bit part in the 1986 flick Sid and Nancy, but it was her role as Larry Flynt’s wife, Althea, in 1996’s The People vs. Larry Flynt that really made Hollywood sit up and take notice. The role, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, instantly gave her “credit in the straight world,” to steal the title of a Hole song. It also resulted in her second-most-publicized relationship: that with her co-star Edward Norton. The relationship seems to have had a profound impact on her, and she still makes frequent references to it, but after three years, it fizzled. “I had my movie-star moment,” she says of that time in her life. “I watched the VH1 special about me, Behind the Music—it got the highest ratings of any of them—but the last half hour was an absolute wash. It was just like, ‘Why didn’t she marry Edward Norton and become a movie star?’” Then she answers the question herself. “I wasn’t ready to, I didn’t want to, I didn’t know how to.” I remind Love that the first place I interacted with her was some 20 years ago, on the Hole bulletin boards on AOL. That’s where so many of her fans congregated, especially in the wake of Cobain’s suicide. It was all just typical fangirl stuff until Love’s stepfather, Hank Harrison, showed up and told us that he’d been printing out all our posts and giving them to Love to read, and that they were making her happy. Shortly thereafter, she began posting to the board herself. “I was really raw in that moment,” she tells me. “I was in bed most of the time, and my husband had just shot himself, and I heard there was this place online where they were talking about me. When I went on there, I saw that some people were saying things that weren’t true, so I defended myself.” In fact, Love was possibly the very first celebrity to engage with her fans online this way. Unfortunately, it’s that same willingness to interact directly with her audience that has since gotten her into hot water, particularly in relation to some nasty tweets she wrote. “I didn’t really understand how to deal with these social networks,” she admits. “I was being the same person that I was back in 1994. I still thought Twitter was like AOL and you could say, ‘Oh, fuck you, you dirty bitch!’—and then I got a lawsuit.”
“I didn’t really understand how to deal with these social networks. I thought Twitter was like AOL and you could say, ‘Oh, fuck you, you dirty bitch!’—and then I got a lawsuit.”
Her tendency to fly off the handle, coupled with her erratic behavior, has led to many a “Courtney Love is crazy” story, especially online. Since most people feel emotionally singed whenever they read anything negative about themselves on the Internet, I ask her how she deals with it. “Oh, the crazy thing is really easy,” she says. “If anybody could have ever proven me to be crazy, they certainly would have. And it’s never happened. Technically, in the sense of being bipolar, manic-depressive, or any of that stuff, it’s just not true. I mean, have I gone online and ranted and raved about my finances? Abso-fucking-lutely. Without any filter on. I mean, there’s a part of me that just doesn’t fucking care. And if that’s defined as crazy, then I need to find a psychiatrist who will diagnose that. I mean, maybe I’m more antisocial. I even asked my shrink, ‘Am I bipolar-ish?’ And he’s like, ‘No, you’re not.’ And I said, ‘Not even ish?’ And he said no. It’s just not there. So ‘crazy’ is a word that doesn’t affect me.” She’s also, she tells me, clean and sober. “I was taking Adderall, but I stopped taking it this summer because it serves absolutely no purpose and is just speed.” It may be hard to imagine a sober, serene Courtney Love, but these days she’s even something of a homebody. She’s working on a memoir for HarperCollins, and the deadline is putting a crimp in her social life. “It’s one of the reasons why I stay home and watch 30 Rock,” she says. “Because I have to write this goddamn book and I know it.” It’s scheduled to be published next year, and with the manuscript due in May, she’s feeling the pressure. “I never thought I would write this book. It’s fucking exhausting,” she says. “But I would rather redefine myself myself than have anybody else do it.” In addition to writing, she is also working on a fashion line called Never the Bride, and recently had a show of her artwork. “Making art is kind of meeting my own destiny, as my mother always wanted me to be an artist. I went to San Francisco Art Institute, but I didn’t learn anything there.” She brings out a bound book of her work and leafs through the pages with me. The images look to have been hastily created in watercolor and pencil. Many of them include a sketch of a girl, mostly naked, with words and colors scrawled all over the picture. “I started by doing kind of ass-kissy pictures of girls, and there’s a lot of sex and death and romance,” she says. “This one I made for Gwyneth [Paltrow]. This I did the day of Amy Winehouse’s funeral, with Frances behind her.” She points out a few more of her favorites, then autographs the book and gives it to me, for keeps.
But even with the music, the book, the fashion line, and her art, the issues surrounding the Nirvana rights seem to consume most of her time, energy, and thoughts. I can imagine what a relief it must be to have an outlet for all that anger, and tell her it’s exactly her ability to transform her anger into artwork that has been so groundbreaking. She nods. “You know what this guy said to me? He said, ‘Your problem is that women aren’t going to let their husbands go see you, because they’re going to think about you.’ I’m like, ‘Wait, sex isn’t my currency. If we have to talk about currency, I guess rage is my currency.’ He goes, ‘Do you get a lot of women who say, “I grew up with you, you saved me in college?”’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, I get that every day.’ And he goes, ‘Why do you think that is?’ And I’m like, ‘Because I express this rage that no one expresses.’ It’s kind of simplistic to say, but there it is.” And so, even after 20 years, Courtney Love is still the girl with the most rage. “Listen, no one’s really come for my crown,” she says. “I mean, I’d be the first to fucking pass the torch.” Yet sometimes she wonders why her audience can’t just let it all out, the way that she can. “Maybe it’s that gene of not caring,” she says. “Maybe that’s the same gene that got me in all that trouble on Twitter, the same gene that got me into flame wars on AOL, and the same gene that allows me to get up in front of 600 people in Lubbock, Texas, or 100,000 people in Poland—where they love fascist dictators, so I might have missed my calling—and say, ‘Everyone take off your shirts!’ Everyone took off their shirts! I was like, Wow, you’re an obedient bunch.”
I’ve been listening to Love speak for hours, barely able to get a word—or a question—in edgewise, but finally I manage to ask her what we ask every celebrity we interview: Do you consider yourself a feminist? “I think the word ‘feminist’ has been polluted, horribly. I raised my daughter as a feminist, and she won’t identify as one, because the word has been so fucking polluted by boomer media in the sense that it means that you’re ugly, or you’re fat, or you’re a lesbian—nothing wrong with being all three of those things—and every time I read an article in the mainstream media, it’s like, ‘Feminism’s dead! Dead! Dead, I tell you! Dead!’ And I’m like, No, it’s really not—not in me. Do I believe in feminism? Of course I do, I’m a fucking feminist. Do I believe that there are a lot of us out there? No. I really don’t.”
"Do I believe in feminism? Of course I do, I’m a fucking feminist. Do I believe that there are a lot of us out there? No. I really don’t.”
The phone rings. She tries to ignore it, but when it goes to her voicemail she decides to answer. When she hears who it is, she lights up and tells the caller that she’s in the middle of an interview. “Oh, I’m glad I answered that call,” she says. “My savior. Yet another daddy issue. Another 70-year-old man who knows everything. But, you know, this one—it could be him. Chant. Chant for a good one.” At this point, I’m not sure if she’s talking about a new lawyer or a new lover. Later on she tells me a story that sounds like it might be about the same person. “I was smoking a cigarette outside of [this guy’s] office and he was like, ‘Why are you smoking in a doorway?’ And I said, ‘Because it’s illegal,’ and he said, ‘I’ll pay the fee! I own this fucking floor! I wanna see a beautiful woman smoke!’ I fall for that old ‘fakata’ shit,” she says, mispronouncing the Yiddish word verkakte, meaning dumb, crappy, bullshit. “I really do.”
Lawyer or not, after all the dark stories she’s been sharing with me this evening, it’s nice to see Love get giddy over a guy. But this mushy side of her is not one I’m familiar with. “I present myself as an archetype, as an incredibly strong, almost a dominatrix type. But my actual persona as a woman is really submissive—in terms of business, very submissive. So I’ll rant and I’ll rave and I’ll moan and I’ll write the fucking craziest emails, but when I’m facing that really, really smooth guy, it’s really hard for me to say no. And I will keep looking for saviors and looking for saviors, but the truth is, there is no Daddy Warbucks. Nobody’s gonna pull up in a limousine and say they’re going to save you. That’s not how it happens. You save yourself from drowning, that’s how you do it.”
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Ang Lee won the Golden Lion at 2007′s Venice Film Festival for Lust, Caution, beating out Abdellatif Kechiche’s far more critically appreciated The Secret of the Grain (which would win best emerging actress and a Silver Lion jury award). Oddly enough, this year Lee is among the jury of nine. With the current Palme d”or favorite in his laps, will it be time to return the favor?
I’m sure I’m not the only one among the packed Lumiere theatre/11:30a.m. screening (some members of the jury including Spielberg were on hand) of Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Colour (a.k.a La Vie d’Adèle – chapitre 1 & 2) that might have been in dire need of a cigarette. Confession: I don’t even smoke. Perhaps the best shot sex sequence in recent memory (the porn industry might want to take note) drew quite the reaction from the crowd – but this would be selling the drama short — as actresses Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux are simply gold in what is essentially a tale about giving the gift of growth – where the inexperienced teen experiences love as the teen and as a full fledged adult. This could also be read as an individual becoming the number one person in someone’s life and then losing that ranking. The pain in those instances is of course, masterfully captured by Kechiche.
The portrait is close to the themes visited in Games of Love and Chance and finds the current complicated youth generation navigating a world mixed with pain, hurt, love and desire. We haven’t seen such a across the board love for a Main Competition film in the three year’s we’ve been conducting our daily chart – averaging almost a 4.5 star rating out of five, including three five star perfect ratings and this with another 7 votes left to tabulate.
mods: a different article about this film was posted but the recap hasn't been!
Teen Wolf star Tyler Hoechlin shows off Derek’s new living quarters, and we even get a little bit of background on the loft from Production Designer Rusty Smith.
Smith explains that last year Derek got a new place to live, and season 3 was going to be no different. The loft was meant to be a wide open space that would allow the actors to move around quite a bit inside. Smith says they knew a lot of things were going to happen in the loft, so it was important to be able to have that kind of flexibility.
The production designer goes on to say that it has a very archaic look, which is easy to tell from the exposed bricks and metal accents that cover the lights and such.
“All of Derek’s furniture is on a necessary means,” says Tyler Hoechlin. “So it’s not too extravagant.” He goes on to say that maybe he’ll even have a lady friend come in and help spruce it up a bit. We do know that he’s supposed to be getting a love interest this season!
Hoechlin also says the loft will act as a sort of headquarters for Derek, Peter, and Isaac, who have been teaming up trying to track down the Alpha Pack that will be hanging around Beacon Hills for at least the first 12 episodes of season 3. It’s good to know that Peter hasn’t skipped town and is actually trying to help Derek, but it also makes us wonder what he’s up to! Thus far, Peter has always had ulterior motives.
So, what would Hoechlin put in the loft if it were his? A pool table, some foosball, and a bar!
During a presentation at Night + Day which took place in Berlin, the stage was occupied by a duet between The xx and Jessie Ware, who surprised the crowd with a cover of the song Stardust "Music Sounds Better With You" mixed with "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" by Modjo.
Source: The xx facebook page and Youtube.
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Baby girl has made it to home plate!
Nick and JoAnna Garcia Swisher welcomed their first child, daughter Emerson Jay Swisher, on Tuesday, May 21 in Cleveland, Ohio, the couple’s rep confirms to PEOPLE.
“We are overjoyed, blessed and so full of love that our daughter Emme has finally arrived,” the Swishers tell PEOPLE.
“She is healthy, beautiful and vibrant. It’s the best feeling in the world.”
The first baseman for the Cleveland Indians, 32, was put on the teams’ paternity list (mandatory one to three-days leave) Tuesday, revealing the happy news.
"She definitely had both sides but I think hers was - I don't wanna be mean to her because I'm not being mean - but I don't think that it was dynamic," she told Digital Spy.
"I could see both sides and I'm not saying it has to be that way, but it was very rigid in the way that it flipped between the two [sounds]. I like to make the music flow like a river - I'm like, 'You have to listen to the album from track one to ten!'"
Discussing her debut album, which is due for release this September, Azalea explained: "I wanted to make sure the record has a lot more story-telling than I've done before - not that I have a Drake Take Care album or anything.
"It's still wrapped in a fun package like 'Work' but I had so many songs like that, that afterwards I was like, 'F**k, actually I need more fun songs about nothing!'"
noT her shading two artists that are 10x more successful than ha
Well this is interesting. Quicksilver, who along with his sister Scarlet Witch, is confirmed to appear in Avengers 2 , is also going to be appearing in X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is currently filming.
The way he phrases the tweet, it seems there was an agreement made, that Fox would get to use Quicksilver as a younger character, perhaps in the past scenes, while Marvel Studios will use an older, more adult version of the character. As we previously reported, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are a strange, unique case, where both studios have the rights to the characters, as they are both mutants (and the children of Magneto), and also longtime Avengers. As Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said last year, "They're uh - It’s a little complicated, but if they want to use them in an X-Men movie they could, and if we want to use them in an Avengers movie we could. They're unique."
Evan Peters is a 26 year-old actor best known to comic book fans as "Todd," one of Dave's friends in Kick-Ass. More as this story develops.
In my cap and gown with mom and dad! I look like Harry Potter! say.ly/zdO5SK5— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) May 23, 2013
video can bite my ass, here's a cute tweet instead
Eva Longoria is backing up her beauty with a whole lot of brain. The actress graduated with a master's degree Wednesday.
Longoria, 38, took home a real degree (not an honorary one) in Chicano studies from Cal State Northridge, where she physically attended classes for three years, according to TMZ.
"Big day today!!! Very excited to graduate for my master's degree in Chicano studies! You're never too old or too busy to continue your education!" the actress wrote on her Who Say site Wednesday, sharing loads of pics of her big day, posing with her family, cohorts and diploma.
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The "Desperate Housewives" alum began the program while she was working on the ABC drama, which wrapped its eighth and final season in 2012, and even completed her schoolwork on the set, her rep told TMZ.
She titled her thesis "Success STEMS From Diversity: The Value of Latinas in STEM Careers.""STEM" is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math. The petite actress also has a bachelor's of science degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M University, according to IMDB.
Longoria celebrated the happy occasion with none other than her parents, friends and family.
"In my cap and gown with mom and dad! I look like Harry Potter!" she wrote, posting another pic. And friends in the Twitterverse and online were quick to send her congrats.
"Huge congratulations on your graduation today!!!! From Canne to Cap and Gown. You are really something. Xoxo m," her "Desperate Housewives" co-star Marcia Cross tweeted.
"Congrats Eva! I remember you studying on set -- that is one major accomplishment. You are living life to the fullest. xxx" wrote her other "DH" co-star Dana Delany.
"proud of you Eva," said "Franklin & Bash" actress Garcelle Beauvais.
"She does these things with such ease and grace," actress Jane Fonda wrote in a blog post, mentioning that after Longoria auctioned off a date with herself at her charity event during Cannes, she jetted back to L.A. to catch her ceremony.
Now that's dedication. But you can just call her Master.
oop fuck that here's some cute photos
At the ceremony!say.ly/NeW5SLS— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) May 23, 2013
Aaand here it is! Me and my diploma! say.ly/Lhy5SOQ— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) May 23, 2013
sorry for my flop post
Kim the day after SNL crying on the phone at the airport
HSK Exclusive - SNL creator Lorne Michaels may seriously ponder extending Kanye West any more invites to his NBC stage. Know why? Because sources say Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner were all quarreling at SNL’s backstage, causing a ruckus last week. Don’t believe me.. Ask Chris Rock.
An insider says the arguing match between the trio all stemmed from Yeezus discovering Kris and Kim were secretly selling images of him and Kim, behind his back. That’s before we’re told Kayne began cussing Kim out, in front of SNL’s cast and crew, while Kris Jenner was being escorted out.
Here’s what an insider had to say:
“Kanye was an asshole and he was being very standoffish to everyone there. Lorne Michaels will never invite him back. Backstage Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian with Kanye and his bodyguards and basically hovering over him while they scream and yell. The whole cast fled out of the way and security had to be called.
Kim was crying and Kris was basically being carried away by security. Chris Rock tried to step in but Kanye just brushed him to the side and was like ‘Man! this is nothing.’ Kris was raving and screaming the whole time and she felt bad for Kim.”
Probably why Kanye looked pissed and standoffish at the end. This tea is stolen BTW. The person that was there spilled info on another site and this website stole it and wrote it as if they had the inside info, SMH!
They said the Kris was yelling at both Kim and Kanye and acting like a lunatic. I'm assuming Kanye is probably sick of Kim's pimp among other things.
Lawless Inc. recording artist Katie Got Bandz dropped her first single "I Need A Hitta" in the summer of 2011, making her one of the premiere females in Chicago's "drill" rap scene. The debut of her mix-tape "Bandz and Hittaz"has saturated sites and hip-hop blogs since the release in September of 2012.
Katie was recently featured on MTV, Pitchfork.com and BET featured Katie in a film titled "Murder To Excellence," this documented some of Chicago's rising stars that have overcome adversity. She was featured in About.com “10 Chicago Rappers to Watch in 2013.
” Katie also graced the cover of the RedEye and was featured in a 2-page article for the publication. Katie performed along side Epic/Lawless recording artist King L at the Fader Fort in NYC November 2012. Multiple websites and hip-hop sites such as Fakeshore Drive and LiveMix-Tapes.com have embraced Katie’s talent. Fans are waiting in anticipation for her next EP Drillary Clinton. Katie's unique style and originality has been pivotal to the fan base she is building.
Katie GotBandz chats with ChicagoRedEye about how she became a female rapper, being incarcerated, working with King Louie and more. Watch Below to find out what the Chicago Femcee had to say Below:
In the video for "Pop Out", from Chicago rapper Katie Got Bandz's upcoming (and perfectly titled) mixtape Drillary Clinton, she and the veteran King Louie goof around like a brother and sister who can't sit still in church. They're posing for prison mugshots but they keep playfully swatting at one another, dancing or giggling. They're in dark rooms where piles of money are are more like leaf piles to jump around in. It's a perfect match for the track, a song with a twinkly, punchy beat that rips the seams of the the tough-talking hook with a smirk.
azealia who? nicki who? katie holmes who? mods this needs to be accepted because katie is the new kween of hip hop & r&b tbh she's been getting alot of press on these hipster blogs & i think ontd would love her so #leggo & lets get her a tag too please?
kween of this amazing gif too
Paz de la Huerta spoke to NEW YORK MAGAZINE about the meaning behind a new photobook by her friend Alexandra Carr that was shot in 2009. The former Boardwalk Empire actress was going through a difficult breakup and “The Birds Didn’t Die over the Winter” because one day Paz woke up and heard birds chirping, and realized that life goes on over winter. “This book, in a way, is about the end of suffering,” Paz said. “I love myself for the first time of my life. So as David Bowie killed off Ziggy Stardust, I killed off [my past self], whatever you want to call her.”
She goes on:
"I thought life had been dead and all of a sudden great things started happening to me. I went into the void and my life was starting to change for the better and I wasn’t living my life for a man. I was living my life for me. I don’t consider myself an actress. I find myself more of an emoter. I read this book and Buddha’s definition of enlightenment is the end of suffering. Now is the time for light and happiness. I’ve never truly been happy and it’s kind of a cycle that started at 17 and ended at 27. I was closing a dark chapter of my life and now I feel I’ve been enlightened and I’m a different person now."
Miss de la Huerta cuts a shabby figure and bloated face as she prepares to board a flight