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She didn’t win the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, but contestant Alyssa Edwards may come out ahead after all. Justin Dewayne Lee Johnson, the man behind the drag queen with those hypnotizing jewel-tone eyes and now-infamous “back rolls,” has been tapped by Drag Race production company World of Wonder to develop and star in a spin-off show of his own.
We caught up with Johnson backstage at Solare Coliseum in Miami as he meticulously applied eye glitter, amid a room filled with chattering drag queens and scantily-clad dancers, and as he prepared to bring Alyssa to a packed house of newly adoring fans.
So tell me: Who are you?
How do you mean? Justin, or Alyssa?
However you want to answer the question.
Well, Alyssa is a completely separate character from me. I define myself as an artist, and…well…I’m someone who… [Sigh] Do you know who Lana Del Rey is?
I think I’m Lana Del Rey.
Ha! I’m just kidding!
OK for real now, Alyssa is just this character I conjured up growing up in Mesquite, Texas, something to do for fun. Can you believe I was a very introverted little boy? I didn’t talk to anyone…but then I went to my very first gay bar at the age of like 19 or 20, and there was this enormous queen on stage twirling a baton. I thought to myself, “I want to do that.” And when I told my friends, they were like, “Why?” ...
My boyfriend says, “You put on a pair of eyelashes and you turn into a whole other person.” Drag has completely helped me reinvent myself. It has helped me be a stronger male, even.
How long have you been together with your boyfriend?
It’s been official for six months. We met through friends. He respects drag, but this is all very new for him. And for me too.
So what’s going on with you getting your own show on Logo?
It’s going to be amazing…hopefully.
Why do you deserve your own show?
I can’t really answer that for you. World of Wonder came to me. They knew I run this dance school (Beyond Belief Dance Co., in Mesquite, Tex.), and that’s what attracted them. Anything in Texas with children, and mothers, and competition, it’s insane. The moms are insane. They will run a bitch over.
So it will be like Dance Moms?
Well…the kids on Dance Moms are cute. They’re talented competition dancers. But my group is very commercialized. We take little girls and cut their hair off and dye it when they are 7 or 8 years old. My girls are like young Beyoncés and Gagas. It’s no joke.
Speaking of competition, who should’ve won “Drag Race” this year?
Well me, of course. Now I was very pleased with Jinkx (Monsoon) winning, and let me tell you why. At the beginning I didn’t see it coming a mile away — the bitch was nodding off the first day, before I knew she is narcoleptic, and I was like “Oh she is going home, she can’t stay awake!” But that whore is talented. She has so many different facets. It sucks that it wasn’t me, but I just kept falling short in the challenges.
Why did you “fall short?”
I second guessed myself. I just kept failing, one two three four five times in a row, and I was ready to jump out of a car going a hundred miles an hour. I gave up. When I left, it was my time to go.
But why would you ever agree it was your “time to go” in a competition?
Because as a competitor, I threw in the towel. I did it to myself. I was telling myself all the things I couldn’t do, and that’s the ultimate no-no. As a dance teacher, we tell kids “‘No’ is not a part of your vocabulary,” but here I am in a competition saying it to myself.
If I were given a chance to do it again, I would do it much differently. I would’ve never imagined myself going up on stage in front of RuPaul, who I have idolized since I was 16 years old — I choreographed my first dance to “Party Train” — and saying “Well I’m not a singer, I’m not an actor…” No bitch, you’re all of the above! “Not an actor”? Hello, look at me, I am sitting here in a corset with all this glitter on my face.
It is inevitable that anyone on a reality show will watch themselves and wish they could go back and change some things.
Some of the stuff I said was really stupid. I didn’t realize I was saying it until I watched the show. Like when I said “I don’t get cute, I get drop dead gorgeous.” Who says that?
And you know what I didn’t know? I didn’t realize behind the mirrors there was a camera. I’m in the mirror doing my faces, and I asked Vivienne Panay, my girlfriend on the show, “Will you tell me how gorgeous I am?” And she said, “But I’m in this competition too,” and I said “I know but just tell me, it will make me feel really good.” So she got into the habit of saying “Alyssa, you look so pretty today,” and I’d be like “Oh thank you, thank you…” and I’d be making faces in the mirror. Then one day I saw a light through that double-sided mirror, and was like “What the fuck is that?” and she said “Girl…that’s a camera…” when I watched it on TV, I thought “Oh girl, you look a idiot.” They got me good.
Of the Drag Race contestants, which queen smelled the best?
Vivienne Panay. Catch of the day.
In an emergency if you had to borrow another contestant’s undies, whose would you not borrow?
She’s my girlfriend, but that Miss Alaska. She’s the type of queen who’s not really bothered with certain things. Y’know, she’s doing her thing, but it’s very grunge rock-and-roll down there. I need my Bath and Body Works lotion.
What is your advice for little boys and girls who want to grow up and be glamorous?
We all have that inner glamor. It’s just finding the confidence within to let it out. I was reading a Kevyn Aucoin book, and I was fascinated by the things he said — it’s about channeling your inner glamazon, and being confident and owning it. I was a very dorky, nerdy, weird little boy, but I’ve embraced that.
It looks like it all worked out for you.
Don’t I look gorgeous?
These bitches can’t take it.
This post is an excuse to post endless Drag Race gifs and talk about dresses/makeup/hair. I'm starting to do drag and any advice would be much appreciated. xo
From the enduring popularity of Mad Men to the upcoming fifty-year anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy, the 1960s remains an era firmly planted in our popular consciousness. A decade of immense social change, it saw the rise of the Civil Rights movement and its fight for racial equality, the coming of the sexual revolution, the growth of the fashion industry and the growth of modern popular music.
As a result, the ‘60s remains an alluring decade for film-makers and directors and in the past five years there has been an influx of 60s-set films, but which are worth seeing? Read on to find out as we highlight the top three recent movies set in the 1960s, chosen due to their ability to be both entertaining and thought-provoking.
An Education (2009)
Recently starring as the immoral-yet-alluring Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’, Carey Mulligan’s break-out role was in this 2009 film version of British journalist Lynn Barber’s memoirs. Mulligan plays Jenny, a university-aspiring teenager living in suburban London who begins a relationship with David, a much older man.
Directed by Lone Scherfig, ‘An Education’ is beautifully filmed, with an astute eye to period detail, but also serves as an insightful portrayal of ‘60s lifestyle and values. It highlights the gradual developments and changes in gender roles beginning to occur in the 1960s. To our modern eyes, David’s interest in the sixteen-year-old Jenny is disturbing and his actions seem predatory, yet Jenny’s parents, delighted and charmed by David, are quick to encourage their daughter to eschew her university ambitions in favour of marriage.
Mulligan deserved her Oscar nomination for perfectly portraying Jenny as being caught between a child and an adult and between her childhood dreams of studying at Oxford and the tantalising London lifestyle into which she is thrown. The movie is undoubtedly worth seeing for its fascinating portrayal of life in 60s Britain, its evocative cinematography and Mulligan’s star-making performance.
The Help (2011)
‘The Help’ was the major name at the 2012 Academy Awards: nominated for best film, it featured an Oscar-winning performance from Octavia Spencer and Oscar nominated performances from Viola Davis and Jessica Chastain. Based on the book by Kathryn Stockett, the film is set in 1960s Mississippi and chronicles the unlikely friendship between three women who seek to change the world of inequality and injustice in which they live. Skeeter, played by Emma Stone, is a college graduate who decides to write a book recording the lives and experiences of the black maids working in her Mississippi town.
Enlisting the help of Aibileen, a maid who has dedicated her life to raising her employees’ children and the strong-willed Minnie, who has recently been fired, Skeeter begins to interview the maids of Jackson, an act which is to have far-reaching consequences. Set at the height of the Civil Rights movement, the film deftly portrays this era and highlights the contrasting views and the issues of the time.
The Oscar-nominated performances are fantastic, Viola Davis’ performance as Aibileen in particular is heart-breaking. ‘The Help’ is a moving, enjoyable and unusual drama which skilfully captures life in the 1960s American South.
Always a stickler on preventing leaks, Kanye West and his careful camp appeared to have changed their tune for the rapper's sixth studio album Yeezus, which leaked online Friday ahead of its June 18 release.
The leak wasn't surprising. Let's take West's impromptu Yeezus listening party in New York City this week, for example, which Mashable attended. As the album blared from the speakers and his light gray T-shirt progressively turned darker as sweat secreted off his body, the 100 or so attendees inside Milk Studios freely used their phones to record their surroundings — most importantly, the sounds.
When asked whether attendees could record audio and video, someone at West's label said they didn't have any qualms with the music leaking. West continued this nonchalant mentality when he grabbed the mic at several occasions to talk about Yeezus.
"I have this new strategy. It's called no strategy," West said. "This album is all about giving. This whole process is all about giving no f*cks at all."
In the past, this entire process was infused with precautionary measures to prevent online pirates from releasing his upcoming music. His team limited the number of people who worked on the album to avoiding transferring files via email, stored files on secure external hard drives and skipped the digital pre-order process.
Those layers of security seemingly slipped up — or simply weren't employed this time.
"The whole way this whole album was put together, the amount of producers that came together for it, and the way we worked on this shit really collectively, collaboratively, we really didn't give a f*ck what nobody else said — outside looking in or anything. We just wanted to make the best product possible," West said.
Mashable reached out to Island Def Jam Music Group and the label's parent company, Universal Music Group, for comment about Friday's Yeezus leak and whether distribution plans will shift because of the leak. We will update this post accordingly when we receive a response.
Daft Punk's Random Access Memories leaked in May, more than a week before its release, prompting Columbia Records to make the album available to stream on iTunes.
At Monday's event, West said that Daft Punk produced four of Yeezus's tracks.
West also slammed the music industry's marketing tactics in response to complaints he hasn't really promoted Yeezus in traditional ways for a major artist. There's no single for the radio or music video, and the album isn't available for pre-order (although it was listed on iTunes before being quickly taken down).
"I've got an idea on how to sell more music, it's called make better music," West said, inciting loud cheers. "I've got an idea on how to sell more music, it's called make better music," West said, inciting loud cheers.
"What I said last night is we drop this sh*t June 18," he added. "This ain't about waiting 'til August and having a big this and that. It's about delivering this shit for y'all now to go to work to, ride to, listen to and working out and sh*t or whatever ya'll doing."
The listening party included the four songs already available online ("New Slaves,""Black Skinhead,""I Am God" and "Can't Handle My Liquor") — via Saturday Night Live clips and footage captured at last weekend's Governor's Ball — as well as the rest of the album.
West's boldest statement at the event, which could reflect his changing attitude toward the distribution and security of his music, played off the "I Am God" track.
Gwen Stefani in Beverley Hills
Kendra Wilkinson celebrating her birthday at Chateau Nightclub in Las Vegas
Lake Bell at the Los Angeles Film Festival
Alessandra Ambrosio and Anja at the "My Little Pony Equestria Girls" premiere
Lauren Conrad at LAX
Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne at the final day of "X-Factor" auditions in Manchester
Cristiano Ronaldo in Miami
Amy Adams in London and Taormina
Maroon 5 on the Today show
Miranda Kerr at JFK
Fergie in LA
Gwynelth Paltrow attends Gene Siskel Film Center Gala Honoring Gwyneth Paltrow on June 15, 2013 in Chicago
Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Natalia Vodianova during the 2013 Champs-Elysees Film Festival.
Cheryl Cole in London
Dannii Minogue on Melrose Place
Danielle Jonas and the Jonas brothers at LAX
Parker Posey in NYC
Kristen Bell in LA
Jason Bateman in Tribeca
Little Mix at the Isle of Wight festival
Gisele Bundchen promoting her lingerie line in Sao Paolo,
It's a pleasure that's usually reserved for the likes of Welsh crooner Tom Jones.
But Lana Del Rey found herself on the receiving end of a fan's underwear after she was pelted with a pair of knickers while on stage in Dublin's Vicar Street music venue on Monday night.
The 26-year-old singer was performing an intimate gig in the city as part of her European tour when she was surprised by an over-zealous fan throwing their pants at her.
Chatting away to the crowd, the in-demand singer seemed to be chuckling to herself as she inspected the knickers in front of her fans.
And it would appear the incident put a smile on her face for the rest of the evening, with the New Yorker delighting fans by leaning into them to pose for photographs and dole out hugs.
more pics at the source
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The Cyrus girls are sticking together. Three days after Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus announced their divorce, the ladies in the family seem to be doing just fine.
The brood's most famous member, Miley Cyrus, shared a photo of herself, 13-year-old sister, Noah, and and their mom on Saturday, June 15, captioning the photo, "The baddest bitches in the WORLD."
In the Twitter photo, the "We Can't Stop" singer. 20, wears a black beanie hat, black sunglasses and makes a peace sign with her left hand. Noah, in a denim top and a knitted beanie hat, sits closely next to Tish, who smiles broadly and wears a striped shirt and black sunglasses.
Hours later, the former Disney actress posted another with her mom, captioning the photo with three hearts. In the photo, the singer dons a red jumpsuit and a dark shade of red lipstick. Tish, 53, looks happy, wearing jeans and a brown leather jacket.
While Miley seems to be taking her mom's side in the split, the 20-year-old did send her dad love for Father's Day.
"Happy Daddy Day @billyraycyrus," she tweeted with a heart on Sunday, June 16.
As we celebrate John Cho's 41st birthday today, we might ask ourselves: how in the fucking hell? Yes, the South-Korean born California native is, indeed, preternaturally youthful. But surely he must have changed a LITTLE over the past ~20 years?
Well, take a look at our exclusive retrospective and decide for yourself.
1997: First real role in "Shopping for Fangs," a $100k indie directed by Fast & Furious auteur Justin Lin.
1998: A role in "Charmed" as Piper's doomed goast boyfriend in "Dead Man Dating."
1999: Breakout role as "MILF Guy #2" in "American Pie," introducing the word to everyone's lexicon. Truly a moment of cultural legend.
2001:"Delivering Milo," where he played a full-grown angel opposite TINY BABY ANTON YELCHIN, who would later be his helmsmate Pavel Chekov in "Star Trek." Are you creeped out yet
2002: Justin Lin's breakout film "Better Luck Tomorrow."
2004: Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, bitches.
2005-2006: Teddy in "Kitchen Confidential," opposite BCoop.
2007:"West 32nd" and "How I Met Your Mother."
2008: Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
2009: STAR TREK
2011: A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas
2012: Total Recall
2013: Star Trek Into Darkness
2013: Last week
[Source: Zimbio, the google machine, my friend with a bike]
So what's the consensus, ONTD? Black magic? Blood of virgins? Aegyo sal? Or simply a portrait in the attic? Theorize here. Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHN CHO!!
An ONTD original. Mods, I compiled this list myself so the source is me.
Glee covers will always get divisive reactions among watchers of the show. While the series has m managed to breathe new life into old songs or put unique spins on popular songs every now and then, there have been times wherein the performances don't quite hit their marks... And then there are instances wherein even long-time fans (meaning people who hate Glee more than anyone else) think “Why (did they even bother)?” Here's a top 12 list in the OP's opinion, of the worst performances in Glee. Of course, these are all subjective and commenters are invited to post the ones that have scarred their minds in the same way.
12) A House is Not A Home
Even back in season 1, Glee was not exempt from criticism. One of the biggest complaints about the show was that Cory Monteith (Finn) could not sing, when he was supposed to be the ~lead singer whose voice would save the Glee Club. Now, Kurt's part in this song is fine; however, when it gets to Finn's section, the autotuning is so obvious and terrible you immediately want to turn it off. His trademark constipated singing expression doesn't help either.
11) Time of My Life
After getting complaints of so many Finn/Rachel duets, Glee decided to switch it up by having different vocal powerhouses perform at Sections for a change. And since Glee writers don't follow logic or reason, they decided that those 'vocal powerhouses' were Sam and Quinn, the most boring couple alive. Together, they created a whole new shade of beige with their rendition of “Time of My Life”.
10) Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend/Material Girl
To prove that it had at least a smidgen of continuity, Glee brought back the annual boys vs girls mashup competition. But they also decided to prove how lazy they were by making the girls sing an existing 'mashup' that they didn't create themselves: Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend/Material Girl from the Moulin Rouge musical. And even worse, the song isn't even an actual mashup. It has one line from Material Girl, and added dialogue that only makes sense in the context of the movie. Naturally, on the show, it just seems like another random mess.
9) At the Ballet
Because Cory Monteith entered rehab, his storyline was cut from the series at the last minute, and his scenes had to be replaced. As usual, Glee filming was delayed, with the writers churning out scripts hours before they were meant to be acted out. Meaning with nothing to replace Finn's scenes, they settled with featuring the entire version of At the Ballet. Now, Broadway on Glee isn't a bad thing... But this number features Kurt, Rachel and Santana singing lyrics that barely match their personalities, with Sarah Jessica Parker joining in. And they stand... And stand... And stand... For an incredible 5 minutes long. It's the longest (and most boring) number in Glee yet. And as usual, the childhoods talked about in their song are never mentioned again, meaning the song had no point.
The writers decided to finally usher Blaine into a main character role by giving him a storyline that had wasn't related to Kurt... But they dropped the ball when they also decided to give him a Christina Aguilera song to sing about his brother. Aside from having the worst segue into a song ever, everyone and their mom knows that giving Darren Criss a song like this to sing was a big mistake. And the cheesy visuals make everything even worse. Yay for having him shirtless for his brother (?!?!?!) at least?
7) Loser Like Me
Glee was criticized for not having original songs, so the showrunners stepped in and... Yeah, starting to notice a pattern here? If there's anything they're good at, it's making bad things worse. Ryan Murphy and co proved that in a laughable attempt to compose original songs that would serve as the Glee club's secret weapon for the Regionals. How would the judges even know it's an original song? What if they just assumed that they don't know what song it is? Second, their outfits are terrible. Third, there's nothing challenging about the song's tune. And worst of all, it's full of questionable lyrics that sound like weird innuendo ('Cos I know one day you'll be screaming my name / And I'll just look away) or are just plain cringeworthy (L-O-S-E-R / I can only be who I are)
ONTD likes to deny that it ever shipped Kurt and Blaine back in the day, but let's face it: it was popular, and everyone was happy when they first got together because seeing a gay couple come together on a hit tv show was a huge thing. However, already showing signs of decay, the show almost ruined their big episode by giving them the worst duet ever.
a) It was a breakup song. Who sings a break up song when they get together?
b) Ryan Murphy insisted on arranging the song himself and the end result was a terrible, terrible-sounding POS that made Kurt and Blaine sound awful together
c) It was meant to be an incredible number that would give them a good chance to win Regionals. (Yeah right)
To this day, even diehard Klaine fans hate that song and performance.
5) Roots Before Branches
Glee started delving into soap opera territory by including a teenage wedding plot that everyone knew wouldn't even push through. The storyline was widely hated, yet it ate up the entire season finale. Characters who were graduating/departing, instead of getting their chance to shine, were pushed to the sidelines in favor of scenes of Rachel and Finn arguing over what chairs to have during their wedding. In the end, Finn let Rachel believe he was driving her to the wedding, only to drop her off at the train station and practically force her to go to New York despite her wishes. Then, suddenly remembering that there's supposed to be a song every 2.3 minutes on the show, Rachel and Finn burst into song. In the middle of their breakup/goodbye. There are plenty of Finn/Rachel duets to hate just because they're so frequent, but this one takes the cake because of Finn's dramatic train-chasing and Rachel struggling like always to squeeze out a single tear as she makes weird singing faces at the camera.
Glee's reputation was already in the toilet at this point, with people insisting that it was now butchering every song it could get its hands on. No one ever thought the show would dare to touch Radiohead, of all things, but somehow Ryan Murphy decided that “Creep” would be the perfect song to summarize Rachel and Brody's breakup (upon her finding out that he's a prostitute). It makes sense, right? Because Brody's a creep, get it? Hurr hurr. This poppified version of Creep features Rachel oversinging (as usual) and melodramatically running through hallways while Brody looks sad (and no one cares).
3) Sweet Transvestite
Many say that the Rocky Horror Picture Show “tribute” ep was the one wherein the show officially went off the rails. Ryan Murphy was planning for John Stamos to play Frank-N-Furter, but Fox shot down that idea. Rather than drop the storyline for decency's sake, Murphy instead made Mercedes Frank-N-Furter and allowed for a heavily censored version of the play on the show, resulting in this nonsensical mess wherein pronouns are fucked up and "transexual" is awkwardly replaced with "transensual".
Desperate for ratings, Glee hyped up the Michael Jackson tribute episode like no other, especially the “Bad” performance, which was supposed to be the ultimate showdown song between ND and the Warblers. But like everything else in Glee, “Bad” was a complete letdown. The lighting was terrible (that's not the youtube video's fault, seriously, the lighting really is that dark in the show) and everyone was shuffling around awkwardly. Great “choreography”. Also, everyone was sick of the Warblers at this point, who became evil for some inexplicable reason. This performance showed just how far Glee had fallen.
1) Gangnam Style
You'd think the writers were trying to get the show canceled by thinking up of shit like this, but nope; wanting to cash in on the song's popularity, the showrunners had Finn Hudson (the replacement coach) suggest that the club perform a “foreign number” because that would surely make them win (???). So poor Tina finally got her competition solo... And it was Gangnam Style. It was made worse by the fact that she had to sing it a stereotypical “cutesy” Asian accent that's not present in the actual song. And ND thought they still had a chance at winning.
BONUS: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Someone mentioned this song and unfortunately turns out I neglected to include this travesty because I honestly wiped everything related to this episode out of my mind. Where to begin? The episode deals with the fallout of Finn forcing Santana out of the closet. He makes it up to her by singing this song. It's underwhelming in a way that only Finn can manage, it's the beginning of Glee stealing arrangements from indie artists without crediting them, and lastly, it makes Santana burst into tears and forgive Finn because... Why? Who knows, really. Note that in the same episode, the girls sang "I Kissed a Girl" because it was supposed to be empowering to lesbians. Whut.
It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's Henry Cavill, starring as Superman in "Man of Steel." With those bulging muscles and steely physique, Henry makes flying look like a breeze. But the diet and fitness plan that he followed to achieve that fabulously fit body wasn't so easy. What did it take to become super-human? An intense diet and fitness plan that began for five full months even before filming started, reported the Los Angeles Times on June 15. ""Five months before shooting there was varying stuff which ended up being mass building and then leaning down," Henry told People magazine on June 14.
"The toughest stuff is the shirtless stuff," said Henry, according to the Los Angeles Times on June 15. "You're exhausted enough as it is and then you have to cut your calories right down." And when shooting began, "it was just waking up and making sure I got an hour in [of exercise] before I went to work," he told People magazine. Henry followed different diet plans, eating 5,000 calories a day at one point, and then shifting to "a horrible eating phase … where we really, really leaned down. It was exhausting."
Henry is happy that the intense diet plan has ended. His celebration after filming ended: "I had an apple pie," he said, "a tub of ice cream and a full pizza." And he's still foxy enough to make Katie Couric declare on her June 13 talk show, "I love my job!"
Porn parodies aren’t really for titillation, right? They’re for watching after senior prom with a bunch of friends you’ll eventually drift apart from because the only memory you’ll share after another five years will be, “Hey, remember when we all drank grenadine spritzers and watched that stunt fulfill his heroic destiny as the last son of the dying planet Bonerton?”
Demi Lovato rehearsing for MMVA's (MuchMusic Video Awards) just hours ago in Toronto. Fans tried to get a glimpse of the starlet, but the paparazzi were being quite vicious when taking pictures of the star.
I love her, but how is she not hot in that?
Paris Jackson DETESTS Justin Bieber, largely and ironically because he wouldn't speak up about teenage girls cutting themselves ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected to the family tell TMZ ... Paris -- who is currently at UCLA Medical Center after cutting herself with a knife and downing 20 Motrin -- thinks Justin is a terrible role model for young girls. She was enraged after some of Justin's female fans started tweeting about cutting themselves as an expression of love for the singer and he went radio silent, rather than talking the girls out of it.
We're told Paris got very angry after seeing the pics TMZ posted of Justin smoking weed in a hotel room in early January. She thinks he owes his fans more as a role model.
Paris -- who lives in Justin's Calabasas gated community -- thinks Justin's various missteps in the hood are "a disgrace."
The word "hate" was used very clearly to describe Paris' feelings toward JB.
it was a 4chan prank so why should he address it
Season 13's first episode
think i might like the new girl. adam and imogen's hair/wardrobe is awful
On July 4, 1991 in Chicago, the Replacements played their final show ever, ending their run as one of the most celebrated (if not most commercially successful) alt rock groups of the 1980s. In the decades since, their legend has only grown.
Last fall, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson announced plans to reunite (sort of) for a covers EP, Songs for Slim, to raise money for former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap, who had suffered a stroke. The EP was released commercially this year, and we heard its great "I'm Not Sayin'" cover.
Now, the Replacements have confirmed headlining slots at three Riot Fests in Chicago, Toronto, and Denver
The Chicago festival takes place in Humboldt Park from September 13-15. The other headliners are Fall Out Boy and Blink 182, and the lineup also features FLAG, Public Enemy, Dinosaur Jr., Best Coast, the Dismemberment Plan, Guided by Voices, Motörhead, Atmosphere, and more. The Toronto fest takes place August 24-25 at Fort York and the Denver fest September 21-22 at May Farms.
This lineup of the Replacements will definitely include Westerberg and Stinson. The rest of the band's lineup will be announced at a later date.
10 – Jarvis Cocker at the BRITS
It’s 1996 and the Brits are on the telly. Michael Jackson is in full swing when – GASP! Midway through his performance of Earth Song [from 4:40] Jarvis Cocker strolled on stage and presented his rear end to the audience. He was quickly chased off by security, but not before stopping to lift up his shirt as well. Just for good measure, like.
9 – Calvin Harris on The X Factor
Calvin Harris was invited to perform on The X Factor in 2009, but it’s likely he won’t be asked again after the stunt he pulled during Jedward’s performance. The Irish twins were singing and dancing their shiny-suited hearts out, when out of nowhere the Scottish DJ joined them onstage, sporting a pineapple on his head.
It was a bizarre move that no one expected of Harris, but it was brilliant. Plus, it was a darn sight better than what John and Edward (as they were then known) were actually singing.
8 – Random man at Eurovision 2012
Daniel Diges, of Spain, took to the stage at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2010, but a spanner was put in the works when an unknown chancer [from 2:00] came on stage and began dancing around Daniel. At the sight of security he scuttled away and jumped off the stage. Luckily for Diges, he was allowed to perform again after all the other countries had done their thing.
To be fair to the stage-crasher, what he did was no weirder than the clowns larking about during the song…
7 – Lil Mama at the 2009 MTV VMAs
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys were tearing the roof off the VMAs with their live performance of New York. Luckily, rapper Lil Mama was gracious enough to leave her antics until the end of the song and joined the duo on stage to pose as the song finished. Who could blame her? The song is catchy, and the chorus is seriously rousing.
1 -Kanye West at the MTV VMAs (2009)- [of course]
“I’mma let you finish…” We all know the one. The stage invasion that launched a thousand memes and is still being quoted four years later.
When Taylor Swift headed to the VMAs stage to collect her award for Best Female Video. The Gold Digger rapper joined her at the podium and before poor Taylor could even open her mouth, West jumped in and ranted about how Beyonce should have got the prize.
As the world looked on stunned, a serene Taylor Swift carried on and thanked the world and his wife for this moment.
Bonus - Manic Egg Thrower at the 2013 Britain's Got Talent Final
10 make that 5. Rest at the source
Slow news day so ontd what is your fave stage-crash moment , best embarrassing award-show moment or best 'did that just happen..' live broadcast moment?
Amanda Bynes spotted 'acting crazy' at Atlantic City casino Revel
The starlet, who has had a stretch of high-profile bizarre behaviors, was captured playing a slot machine Saturday night.
ETA- The Daily Mail has more details:
'Amanda Bynes was doing jumping jacks on the casino floor I'm done,' Twitter user @SunniLuke said, adding that she was 'running around with messy hair and all white on..basically dreads.'
Few photos released of her on her fun night out with reports that she even attempted to call security on a man who attempted to take a picture.
'She started yelling at my dad and lunging at him,' a source told Perez Hilton. 'She just freaked out screaming, "he can't take my picture."'
According to Twitter user @madhousezarry, Amanda has been hunkered down in the shoreside city for days.
'Amanda Bynes is staying over night at the casino my dad fixes computers at,' she said on Thursday afternoon.
The former All That castmember was also spotted at the casino the night before, even making her way to the Borgata resort nearby.
An eyewitness tells In Touch he spotted the troubled star at the Revel casino on Friday night. “She was there at around 10pm and I saw her stumbling a little,” the eyewitness says. “At one point she stopped in the middle of one of the lounge areas and started doing jumping jacks. Then I saw her scream at a guy who was taking her picture. If she is just acting crazy, she is doing an awesome job.”
Several people took to Twitter to say they’d seen Amanda walking around Atlantic City, and one guy even spotted her buying food at Popeye’s.
Amanda also showed up at the Borgata casino that night. “I saw her walking around inside the casino area with her crazy blond wig and her sunglasses on,” another onlooker tells In Touch. “She looked like she was talking to herself so I checked to see if she had a phone earpiece in. She didn’t.”
The onlooker followed Amanda as she wandered around the casino, but the She’s All That star didn’t like being spied on. “At one point we got too close and she stopped short, turned around and yelled in my friends’s face: ‘Boo!’”
Olivier Sarkozy and Mary-Kate Olsen
In a move that surprisingly few people have noticed, celeb twin Mary Kate Olsen began dating Olivier Zarkozy, half-brother of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, in 2012. Separated by a 17-year age gap, the pair seems to still be going strong today, spotted recently getting cozy at a basketball game. Although pictures of the couple are distinctly awkward, the French banker is reportedly eager to put a ring on it, but understandably Mary Kate is holding off for now due to her young age.
Britney Spears and Adnan Ghalib
This relationship was all the more disturbing due to the fact that it occurred just as Britney was on her downward spiral in 2007-2008. Ghalib, a paparazzi photographer, was still married when he met Spears. He did not formally divorce his wife until 2008, although he had been dating Spears for some months. However, the most unsettling parts of the relationship emerged later in 2009, when it was revealed in court that Ghalib had conspired with Spear's former manager Sam Lufti to control her affairs as well as informing other paparazzi of her location when she was out. The Spears family successfully obtained a restraining order against Ghalib in 2009, and this particularly unsavory character has since fallen off the map.
Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton
The classic go-to for a disturbing celebrity couple, Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton really took the crazy to new heights, although this is often forgotten due to the prominence of her current relationship with Brad Pitt. Jolie met Thornton while filming "Pushing Tin" in 1999, but she did not begin dating him until 2000, as Thornton was engaged to actress Laura Dern at the time. They married after only two months of dating and became infamous for their over the top antics on red carpets, including multiple episodes of PDA in front of paparazzi, and a particularly unsettling incident when the two wore vials of the other's blood around their necks to a film premiere. Although the two adopted a son from Cambodia in 2002, they divorced unexpectedly shortly after, leaving Jolie to become one half of the renowned 'Brangelina'.
Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchinson
Probably one of the most visually disturbing couples around, Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchinson are no strangers to publicity. The pair met when Stodden took an acting class taught by Hutchinson and were promptly married in 2011. The catch? At the time, she was 16 and he was 51. Vilified by the media from day one, they embraced all press as good press and appeared on talk shows up and down the country defending their relationship — including an appearance on TV show "Couple's Therapy." These days, the pair's favorite pastime is showing up to random publicity events and posing raunchily for photos that might earn them a few inches of press the next day.
Sam Taylor Wood and Aaron Johnson
The huge gap between these two means that candid pictures of this celeb couple usually look like a hip, fashionable mother taking her stylish son out for a walk. They met on the set of 2009 film "Nowhere Boy," which Sam Taylor Wood directed and Aaron Johnson starred in as a young John Lennon. They wasted no time in cementing their relationship, announcing their engagement at the film's premiere. Although Taylor Wood is 23 years older than Johnson, the pair has already had two children together, and the considerable age difference means that Johnson is only seven years older than one of his stepdaughters from Taylor Wood's previous marriage. Talk about uncomfortable.
Ryan Gosling and Sandra Bullock
This particular relationship is less disturbing than it is shocking, as the fact that they were ever a couple seems to have flown relatively under the radar, probably because it preceded Bullock's turbulent and well-publicized relationship with Jesse James. Bullock met Gosling on the set of 2002 movie "Murder By Numbers" and they dated quietly for about a year, despite the sixteen-year age gap. Gosling was not quite the same heartthrob that we know, and it's hard to picture the smoldering actor with signature funny woman Bullock now. However, Gosling has specifically stated that Bullock was one of his best girlfriends (along with Rachel McAdams) and that Hollywood and the media were to blame for the end of their relationship.
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Queen guitarist Brian May has confirmed plans to collaborate with Gangnam Style sensation PSY. Speaking to MTV News UK on the Kerrang! Awards black carpet, the rock legend revealed he had brunch with the Korean phenomenon in London this week to talk about working together.
"I met the guy and we had a very interesting chat," he told us. "He's a very thoughtful man and a significant artist. He's also encyclopaedic about Queen and says the reason he wanted to sing is because he saw Queen at Wembley '86 on video. We have a couple of ideas, so yeah I'm up for it."
The 65-year-old, who last year featured on Dappy's second solo single Rockstar, continued: "I've had all sorts of people tweeting me saying 'How could you do that? He's a popstar!' and thinking it's very trivial, but 1.6 billion hits on YouTube you don't get for nothing.
"Rock and roll is not a closed shop, you've got to have an open mind in life, and a lot of the most interesting stuff happens when you interact with someone you never would've dreamed you could interact with."
Following three sold-out nights at London's Hammersmith Apollo last summer, May also disclosed plans to do another Queen show with Adam Lambert as their frontman.
"We are talking about doing something with Adam, probably for TV," he revealed to us. "He's an amazing artist and a very nice guy. We keep in touch and have a good friendship.
"We're not talking about touring yet, but we are talking about doing an event."
oic not touring "yet"? north american tour pls.
Tyra Banks visited a cannabis store on Saturday, and left with a brown bag.
The model was accompanied by a a more mature-looking mystery man to the shop in Venice, California.
The 39-year-old America's Next Top Model host dressed down in a hoody and jogging bottoms, as she walked out of the marijuana suppliers with her handsome friend.