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    Funnyman Jason Sudeikis was left exasperated after responses he and his fiancee Olivia Wilde made about their sex life appeared in print - as serious answers to silly questions.

    The Horrible Bosses star is still learning what to say and what not to say in magazine interviews and a recent showdown with an Us Weekly reporter taught him never to be too flippant or funny when dealing with the media.

    When asked about his fitness regime, he told the magazine, "The truth is, I'm not getting up an hour earlier and walking on a treadmill. I have the greatest workout partner in the world - and you don't need a gym membership for that kind of workout."

    His remarks came just after Wilde joked that she and her man are like Kenyan marathon runners in the bedroom.

    Asked to comment on the sex talk in a recent chat on U.S. news show Access Hollywood, Sudeikis got serious and said, "She (Wilde) was joking... I thought it was hilarious... We make jokes off the cuff and then those things get misrepresented and reprinted out of context."


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    David Beckham has reportedly been offered a role in The Secret Service, the forthcoming spy thriller from Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn.

    The film, based on a graphic novel of the same name by Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar, will star Colin Firth as a secret agent who joins forces with a punky young upstart played by newcomer Taron Egerton. Samuel L Jackson has been cast as the film's villain and Michael Caine will appear as the head of a spy organisation.

    Now Beckham has been offered a cameo role, The Sun claims, because Vaughn is keen to boost the movie's profile.

    "Becks was asked by Colin Firth if he'd like to be in the movie but he is yet to fully commit," a source apparently told the tabloid. "He loves movies and fancies appearing on the big screen - but just as a one-off, not a full-time career."

    Beckham isn't the only big name reportedly in line for a cameo in The Secret Service. Elton John is said to be wanted for a fight scene in the film, which is due to start shooting this autumn (2014).


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    The period drama will end its run after Friday's second season finale.

    The premium cable network has opted to not move forward with a third season of the period drama.
    "Magic City will be concluding its two-season run on Starz with Friday's series finale. We are tremendously proud of the series and everyone involved. From the writers, to the cast and crew, it has been an incredible collaboration," Starz said in a statement. "This was a story born from Mitch Glazer's singular vision of Miami, the Magic City of his childhood, and we are grateful to him for bringing it to life on Starz. The season's story arc will allow us to deliver a satisfying conclusion to the series, and we thank all the fans who checked in to the Miramar Playa."

    Magic City was one of the network's first original scripted dramas that was initially ordered direct to series -- a pattern that has become the trademark of its development process. The network renewed Magic City for a second season ahead of its series premiere, as it did with Kelsey Grammer's Boss and most recently with Michael Bay's upcoming pirate drama Black Sails.

    Speaking to reporters last week at the semi-annual Television Critics Association's summer press tour, Starz CEO Chris Albrecht reiterated that the network was "fans of the show."

    "Our policy process is one or two seasons of a show to really get behind something if we like the work. We’re now evaluating all the options with Magic City," he said. "But, like I said, we have a couple of little surprises in our pocket in store, so I can’t reveal too much other than you’ll have the answer to your question soon."For Starz, the cancellation comes as the network continues to ramp up production on its original programming. The network has Black Sails and the recently renewed DaVinci's Demons among its originals set for 2014 as well as Ron Moore's Outlander, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's Power and Fortitude also set for next year as it makes a push to have 50 hours of originals on the air.

    Magic City, starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, was never a strong performer in the ratings -- and its Friday time slot was rarely a help to fellow axed drama Boss -- which also ended its run after its sophomore season. (Recent talks for a two-hour movie to wrap the series also fell through.) Magic City's series premiere fetched 965,000 total viewers over the entire weekend in 2012, softer than Boss, Spartacus and DaVinci's Demons. First runs of Magic City have fetched between 300,000 and 500,000 viewers in the Friday hour, though a recent episode dipped to a near low of 320,000 viewers.

    So basically they axed it to make room for Michael Bay and 50 Cent? Booooo. :\\\\\ It's never been stunningly amazing, but it's always been compelling, and the cast is fab & beautiful and often naked and I am sad. (Petition for Danny Huston to join Boardwalk Empire...?!)

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    Ab-tastic Jonas Brothers star Nick Jonas may be off the market after he was reportedly spied enjoying an intimate dinner date with Miss Universe Olivia Culpo!

    A source told E! News that the 20-year-old singer and 21-year-old beauty queen Olivia were spied together at Ovest Pizzoteca in New York City on Thursday night (August 1).

    The source revealed: "Nick was leaning in towards her across the table like she was saying something really important."

    After their meal, the duo headed off down the street hand in hand, with the source adding: "They looked really happy when they walked together. Me and my friend both agreed they were, like, swinging their arms all happily."
    Nick and Olivia met when he co-hosted the 2013 Miss USA pageant. Olivia is a former Miss USA who was crowned Miss Universe in 2012.
    E! News writes that neither Jonas nor Culpo's reps were available to comment on the dating rumors.

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    Soulful singer Jessie J is back with a new single and will soon release a full-length album.

    Following hits like "Price Tag," Jessie J debuted "It's My Party," the second single to lead her forthcoming as-yet-untitled sophomore studio album, Monday and it's already churning up a buzz.

    Upbeat and both dance and pop radio friendly, "It's My Party" will be officially released September 15 in the UK.

    As for her as-yet-untitled album, the effort is expected to be released late September.


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    Rave reviews for Lindsay Lohan in her first TV appearance since leaving rehab. She guest hosted "Chelsea Lately" and some say 'absolutely killed it'. She opened up with a monologue that showed off her comedic timing.

    "As you all know for the past 90 days, I've been on a lovely court-ordered vacation in Malibu. (...) I've been through a lot lately. I have a lot of people to thank for that. Most notably, the celebrities who kept the tabloid industry alive in my absence."

    Really fun. Looked happy and healthy. Oprah sat down with her recently. We have to talk to her about that. She is a talented young lady. We'll see what the next chapter brings.


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    Oprah Winfrey befriended Paula Deen when she interviewed the butter-loving cook for an episode of Oprah's Next Chapter in March 2012. The talk show host even spent the night at Deen's Georgia home, where the women discussed everything from Deen's financial insecurities to her diabetes diagnosis.

    More than a year later, in a videotaped deposition, Deen admitted to once using the N-word in the past. The 66-year-old Southerner was subsequently fired by the Food Network and lost multiple endorsement deals. Until recently, Winfrey had remained silent on her friend's latest controversy.

    "In the very first days I tried to reach her and then I decided to stay out of it as I saw it blowing up," Winfrey, 59, tells Entertainment Tonight. "In time she will be fine. For me, it all just felt kind of sad."

    Winfrey believes people need to let the "dust settle" before they can have a "real conversation" about racism in today's world. While the TV titan hasn't been subjected to racial epithets in years, she has experienced racism in the workplace.

    "Nobody in their right mind is going to call me the N-word. You know, you see those fools on Twitter sometime say ridiculous things. But nobody in their right mind is going to do that to my face, because true racism is being able to have power over somebody else," Winfrey explains. "So that doesn't happen to me that way."

    The Butler star continues, "It shows up for me if I'm in a boardroom or situations where I'm the only woman or I'm the only African American person within a hundred mile radius. I can see in the energy of the people there, they don't sense that I should be holding one of those seats. I can sense that. But I can never tell, 'Is it racism? Is it sexism?'"

    When asked to comment about Deen during an interview with Extra, Winfrey laughed but declined to say anything more about the disgraced TV personality. "Oh my god! I don't have anything to do with Paula Deen," she insisted. "She is not the first white lady to use the N-word! Good lord!"


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    “After 39 years, it happened. I overslept and missed a show. Missed #WUWA. But will be on time for @today,” Roker tweeted at a still-ungodly hour of the morning.

    He fulfilled his promise, showing up at Rockefeller Center where colleagues Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales and Matt Lauer quizzed him about the incident.

    “The alarm clock on my phone didn’t go off. Somebody asked, ‘What’s your back-up?’ For 39 years I didn’t need one,” Roker explained, joking that he had changed the name of his show to “Al, Wake Up!”

    Roker was able to see the silver lining in the mishap, asking Twitter users to share their oversleeping stories. Lauer, meanwhile, startled some fans by coining the nickname “Rip Van Roker,” who mistook his mocking tweet for a message of condolence.

    “Bill Karins’ thinking, ‘Yeah!’” said Roker, referring to the NBC News meteorologist who appears on “Early Today.”

    A few hardended cynics have even suggested Roker’s sleep-in -- arriving just a day after his “Today” colleague Willie Geist also dozed through his early a.m. gig on “Morning Joe” -- was nothing but a publicity stunt.

    But we like to think it’s proof that even professional morning people aren't always eager to hop out of bed.


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    From Pacific Rim to Wolverine to Only God Forgives, Asians are finally getting good roles in big films. Why? It's helping the studios' bottom lines. By Marlow Stern.

    Cinema has long held a mirror to society, both present and past. Its contribution to the cultural fabric is not, as F. Scott Fitzgerald so eloquently put it, "exactly minus zero," but substantial. The movies serve as one of many cultural barometers, informing us where we are, and where we need to be. And there's a recent trend emerging in Hollywood that the most optimistic of cineastes might call groundbreaking.


    For three consecutive weeks, a hotly anticipated film featured an Asian actress playing the lead/love interest opposite the ubiquitous tortured white hunk. There's Oscar-nominated Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi battling eyelashes at Charlie Hunnam in the robots vs. monsters blockbuster Pacific Rim; former Thai pop star Yayaying Rhatha Phongam as the apple of Ryan Gosling's bruised eye in Only God Forgives; and Japanese model-cum-actress Tao Okamoto making Hugh Jackman's blood boil in The Wolverine.

    "What's happening right now, I think it's about time, to be honest," says Michelle Yeoh, who served as a torchbearer, playing a Bond girl in 1997's 1997’s Tomorrow Never Dies. “There are so many terrific Asian actresses, and the world is so global now that I don’t think our passports define us. It shouldn’t be so unfathomable to have an Asian actress be the love interest.”

    Yeoh had to endure a grueling casting process to land the role of Colonel Wai Lin, a Chinese spy and ally/paramour of Pierce Brosnan’s 007. At one point, she almost lost out to buxom blond Natasha Henstridge.

    “When I first started, you could literally count the number of Asian actresses on one hand that would appear in European or Hollywood films, and there was always a need to find an excuse for why there’s an Asian face in the middle of an all-white movie,” says Yeoh. “We’d have to be in the triads or in Chinatown and speaking funny English, which I found very objectionable.”

    But why this sudden breakthrough in Hollywood’s casting diversity? It’s “a market thing,” as New Yorker critic David Denby told me.

    In the first half of this year, China’s box-office revenue grew by a mammoth 36.2 percent from the same period a year ago, making it the world’s second biggest movie market after the U.S., according to the Motion Picture Association of America. Further, more than 70 percent of movie studios’ annual box-office revenue is now coming from international markets.

    To court Asian box offices, American blockbusters, like The Wolverine and parts of Pacific Rim, are being set there. Western studios are even shooting different versions of their movies for Chinese audiences.

    For example, there’s the recent comedy 21 & Over, about a Chinese medical student tormented by parental-induced anxiety who alleviates medical-exam stress by partying on an American college campus. Before production began, executives at the studio, Relativity Media, told filmmakers they’d be shooting additional scenes in China for a customized version of the film, The Los Angeles Times reported. Relativity had brokered a deal with several Chinese companies, including the government-owned Huaxia Film Distribution Co., to partially fund the movie (along with other undisclosed benefits). Thus, the Chinese cut of the film has a radically different ending than the U.S. version.

    21 & Over, in China, is sort of a story about a boy who leaves China, gets corrupted by our wayward, Western partying ways, and goes back to China a better person,” said Jon Lucas, the film’s screenwriter.

    Studios are also tweaking their films to make them more Chinese-friendly. Take World War. In an early cut of the Brad Pitt starrer, a scene had characters debating the origins of the zombie epidemic before coming to the conclusion that it all started in China, a Paramount executive told The Wrap. Fearing trouble with a release there, producers changed the origin to South Korea. And for last year’s remake of Red Dawn, the invading enemy army was North Korean, changed from the original Chinese in post-production in order to ensure access to China’s coveted box office. Even Iron Man 3 added additional Chinese characters and scenes to its Chinese version.

    The change is not-too-subtle in Hollywood’s slate of future releases. Famous Asian names are part of ensemble casts in a host of hopeful blockbusters: there’s Tadanobu Asano in Thor: The Dark World; Maggie Q in Divergent; Ken Watanabe in Godzilla; Fan Bingbing X-Men: Days of Future Past; and Li Bingbing in Transformers 4. Even so, the roles are usually supporting ones, around seventh, eighth, or ninth billing.

    “There’s been a definite shift, and I can see it when we’re developing movies—the talk of the global audience, the talk of China,” says G.I. Joe Retaliation director Jon M. Chu. “Anything to make the movie more global is a good thing for a film that needs to make a lot of money back. And getting a big Chinese actor or actress in your movie is coveted now, but the quality of the part is another story.”

    Maggie Q is a half-Vietnamese action star who’s appeared Mission: Impossible III, Free or Die Hard, and the upcoming Divergent. She stars as a government agent on the CW series Nikita.

    “We are action, historical, hookers, or accented in a lot of what’s out there,” she says. “They are not looking for a woman like me to pair up with a white male heartthrob. It would take a pretty brave and open producer to have the vision for something more than what the mainstream has offered.”

    She adds, “We need to be part of the solution. Even though it’s hard, we need to be walking away from roles that don’t move us forward. That’s how we change our circumstances.”

    As far as global box office is concerned, Asia—in particular China—is only growing stronger. Four of the top 10 highest grossing films of all-time in China came from Hollywood, including the recent Iron Man 3 ($122 million and rising), which has already become its seventh-highest grossing movie ever.

    A recent report by Ernst & Young even predicted that the U.S. movie box office would be eclipsed by China in 2020. So, you can expect to see more and more Asian faces in Hollywood films, in varying capacities.

    “Lots of big social changes have happened for purely financial reasons, and that’s OK, but I think that’s just the beginning,” says the American-born Chu. “I’m excited for a future where there isn’t just an Asian actor included for box office, but an Asian-American actor that has nothing to do with being exotic, or from another land.”

    source: thedailybeast

    last asian-related post i'm submitting today. thanks ^____^ also i agree with the last mr chu quote, hopefully there won't be just roles for already famous asian actors in hollywood films, but also quality roles for asian-americans

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    The stars were out up on the red carpet at the premiere of their new film Lee Daniels’ The Butler on Monday (August 5) at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City.

    The stars were joined at the event by their director Lee Daniels.

    Earlier in the day, Forest and Oprah joined their castmates at a press conference for the film at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

    Chris Evans and Minka Kelly were also papped leaving their hotel before the premiere . Minka was heading to the premiere, and Chris saw her to the car but didn't go with her.


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    GQ recently sat down with Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard, stars of the new movie "Lovelace," out this Friday, and discovered some raunchy secrets about the leading lady.

    Amanda revealed that she had her first encounter with porn at the extremely young age of 6.

    "It was a cop -- a guy dressed in a cop costume, and it was a girl going down on him," the 27-year-old actress said. "It was the first time I’d ever seen a penis, and I remember it being very graphic, and I remember when he came: it was so terrifying. It was funny. But it was also, like, so, so, so wrong. It was 1990 or 1991, and so AIDS was really rampant. Watching any kind of sexual acts when you’re a six-year-old would make you think you were going to contract AIDS somehow."

    The erotic talk continued when GQ asked her what her "porn name" would be (her first pet’s name and the street she grew up on), and it is likely the best one ever to have existed.

    "Mine’s Bad Pussy St. Cloud," she said.


    How old were you when you watched your first porn movie?

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    Awesome! Check out now 30 Seconds To Mars' newly-premiered music video for "Do or Die", the official second single from the American rock band's latest album "Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams", released in stores last May via Virgin Records and Universal.

    This is the 'Closer to the Edge' video of this era! We have an anthemic rock song, with a real message behind, and an accompanying music video featuring a lot concert footage, backstage footage, fan commentary, and random scenes (like one where a hot shirtless Jared Leto runs without any purpose or defined finish line across a forest). This is vibrant, 'in your face' and gets pumped up. I don't see "Do or Die" topping any charts anytime soon, or getting any relevant radio presence, but I don't think that's what matters the most to 30 Seconds To Mars. They just wanna make fans happy, and feel good with their music.


    I like it.

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    Bad news: Daft Punk were the scheduled guests for tonight's episode of "The Colbert Report". They were headlining this year's StePhest Colbchella, and were presumably going to perform "Get Lucky", but the appearance has been canceled. Apparently, this is because they're scheduled to make a surprise appearance at the VMAs, and performing on "Colbert" would breach their contractual obligation with MTV. 

    Update: Robin Thicke filled in and performed a different song featuring Pharrell, "Blurred Lines". So maybe it was the plan all along-- an elaborate fake out to promote Daft Punk's appearance at the VMAs. But maybe Robin Thicke, his dancers, and his band were actually able to pull off an elaborate performance with only two hours' notice.


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    In the past week on Twitter the staff of GQ have been threatened with kidnapping, bombing, burning, several types of stabbing, and, more than once, being forcibly penetrated with a cactus. But let's be clear: a few overzealous reactions to our One Direction covers is a different issue from the horrendous abuse and threats of violence currently being suffered by women online every day. Inspirational women - from Stella Creasy MP to The Times' Caitlin Moran and historian Mary Beard - have been the subject of particularly high-profile spate of threats recently, including messages of sexual violence and bomb threats so chilling that the police had to get involved.

    The response, sparked by a tweet from Moran, was #TwitterSilence - a 24-hour Twitter walkout in protest yesterday, as some of Twitter's most influential and prolific tweeters went missing from the service. The problem is, as many suggested, it didn't really work; tweets - about Doctor Who, Gareth Bale and all of the conspicuously uniform mundanities of modern life - still spilled forth in their millions. By now it's clear: staying silent, though for a good cause, is not the answer. Go silent and the trolls win. Something else needs to be done.

    Troll hunting is a process fraught with difficulty. Many have requested that Twitter install a report button (which it already has on its mobile apps). But such measures are often ineffective: there are simply not enough people in the world to monitor all these tweets, and automated processes result in misuse and innocent casualties. (Some upset Harry Styles fans, for example, attempted to report @BritishGQ regarding the cover lines to the One Direction issue.) Similarly, a language filter to ban offensive words is an unnecessary strain on the freedom of the foul-mouthed-but-innocent; imagine silencing the joyously profane reactions to Peter Capaldi's announcement as Doctor Who, for example.

    Perhaps a better response would be to take away the veil of anonymity. "This #Twittersilence thing is pointless," wrote experienced troll-baiter Piers Morgan yesterday. "Only way to deal with trolls is public exposure." Slightly obsessed teens threatening to kill people with their poor grammar are clearly not worth wasting police time over, but being quoted did cause many to apologise and delete their abusive messages. Naming-and-shaming might seem unfair to some, but it works. Nothing kills a troll like direct sunlight. As such, Twitter could install a form of identity verification, like a Facebook account or mobile number; this could be done behind-the-scenes to allow for anonymous accounts to remain anonymous, while allowing the legal system to charge the worst abusers. There would need to be air-tight security, but it's worth debating.

    There will always be people who use the internet to abuse people. (If you think Twitter is bad, try venturing into the cesspit of vileness and cat GIFs that is 4Chan.)

    But let's be clear: pop fans aside, the worst trolls, the ones threatening women with rape and violence every day, are almost exclusively men.

    There is something worryingly wrong with our gender when these men - cowards using the internet as a mask to hide behind - are targeting talented women for nothing more than having an opinion. Twitter isn't the problem; misogyny is. We need to have that discussion - and for that to happen, we can't stay silent.

    cr: gq magazine

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  • 08/07/13--00:26: Maru gets a roommate
  • Mugumogu, the mysterious owner of everyone's favorite box-diving cat Maru, just posted an update after almost a week informing us that she's got a new feline in the house, a two month old... I'm not sure. It's a shorthair and not a Scottish Fold. She is promising a translation but Google Translate gave me this much to go on.

    Interesting that she would adopt a cat now, when Maru has been alone for six years. Now we'll see if this new guy develops a love of boxes, too.


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    ‘Avengers‘ fans the world over were recently saddened to learn that Tom Hiddleston‘s fan-favorite fiend Loki wouldn’t make an appearance in ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron‘ after ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ but that doesn’t mean Loki couldn’t put in appearance in Marvel’s upcoming ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ TV series on ABC! So, what does Hiddleston have to say about the prospect of Loki popping up for some small-screen mischief?

    Hiddleston remains not only open to the idea, but has actively discussed the possibility of an ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ appearance with executive producer and pilot helmer Joss Whedon! “It would be something that would depend upon script and story but yeah, of course,” teased Hiddleston, who of course said nothing of the character’s fate after the upcoming ‘Thor’ sequel. “I’ve spoken to Joss about it. I saw him down in San Diego. I hear it’s good fun.”

    Hiddleston isn’t the only Marvel Cinematic Universe vet to express an interest in crossing over to Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ as ‘Iron Man 2‘ star Sam Rockwell told Vulture in July that “Maybe S.H.I.E.L.D. is the way to go,” seeing as his character Justin Hammer wasn’t likely to have any place in future Marvel films. As ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s already-established fanbase well know, ‘Avengers’ star Cobie Smulders has officially been confirmed for the pilot episode as well, with and open interest in future appearances down the line.

    As we await the September 24 premiere, Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ features a cast that includes Clark Gregg’s resurrected Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na as veteran agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as hacker Skye, and Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caestecker as science team Gemma Simmons and Leo Fitz. Nick Fury himself, Samuel L. Jackson, previously stated that he expected to be involved with the show in some small capacity, while ‘Ghost Whisperer’ vet David Conrad has joined in an unknown part as well.


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    Charlie Sheen's Goddess-less days are over ...
    the warlock has found three NEW porn star girlfriends --
    but this time he's calling them "Angels". Get it, like "Charlie's Angels".

    TMZ obtained pics of Charlie and his harem vacationing in Hawaii recently. Keeping to the theme, he chose a blonde, a brunette and a ginger -- who go by JL, JJ, and CS. Who knows which is which.

    From the pics it's clear Charlie had a great time with his ladies -- probably because they were topless.

    We're told the orgy party didn't stop in Hawaii either ... the XXX stars are now shacking up with Sheen in L.A. ... kind of like it's 2011 all over again.

    And TMZ couldn't be more excited.


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    VIDEO: Lorde - "Tennis Court" Live at Le Poisson Rouge

    Music blogs have been buzzing about Lorde for quite some time now. The 16-year-old indie pop mastermind dropped her debut EP, The Love Club, in January of this year and you'd be damned to find someone who wasn't hooked by the time they had finished listening to "Royals." Fast-foward to August, Lorde (aka Ella Yelich-O'Connor) is now a chart-topper in her home country of New Zealand and she's ready for worldwide domination.
    Signed to Universal Republic in the US, Lorde made her first-ever trip (!!!) to the United States for a couple of special appearances--Le Poisson Rouge in New York on August 6 and LA's Echoplex on August 8. As we've previously seen with acts like Lana Del Rey, having the ability to translate your sound to a live stage is essential to building the career of up-and-coming artists. As it rolled around to 9 PM and the band took the stage, the entire crowd at LPR this evening was all wondering the same thing--would Lorde deliver the goods & live up to the hype?
    After a stunning, 50-minute, 11-song set, I can only answer that question with a wholehearted, resounding "yes."

    The energy in the room was electric as soon as Lorde took the stage, kicking off with the fitting "Bravado" off her debut EP. "I want the applause the approval the things that make me go oh" Lorde crooned as the crowd went wild. Under the gloss and production of her studio tracks, Lorde truly is a talented vocalist who can one-hundred percent hold her own. She sounded just like the record. One of the night's highlights was Lorde's performance of "Tennis Court," the New Zealand follow-up to "Royals." With a lion's mane for her hair, the 16-year-old prowled around the stage as she breezed through the grimy track and the audience sang to every word.

    For those doubting the singer's ability to craft a track that measures up with monster singles like "Royals" or "Tennis Court," brace yourselves. Because if the live versions are any indication, we are all in for a real treat when we get Lorde's debut album next month. Of the new tracks, "Still Sane" and "Ribs" were instant favorites. In "Still Sane," Lorde sings of dealing with her newfound and rapidly growing fame. With a hook in which the singer beckons "I'm little but I'm coming for the title," we get a special snapshot of the singer on her catastrophic rise to fame. "Ribs" is a bit of a sonic departure for the singer, as the track features a pulsing dance beat underneath Lorde's vocals. The crowd erupted as the singer delivered the top-notch chorus with such conviction, singing lyrics like "I've never felt more alone. I feel so scared of getting old."

    While this was Lorde's big debut in the US, whatever nerves the singer had felt before taking the stage soon disappeared after a warm reception from a sold-out crowd. Specials moments with the intimate crowd were a dime a dozen, such as the singer's reaction to the audience cheering after the "Tennis Court" lyric "pretty soon I'll be getting on my first plane." Written just months ago, the singer's words had become a reality days before on her first trip overseas. Her banter was friendly and often funny--particularly when the singer announced "I can smell it" after an audience member decided to smoke some marijuana during the singer's set. While she will surely grow with more practice, Lorde's stage presence and crowd banter was nothing short of impressive, considering the singer's age and lack of prior performance.

    As soon as the "Royals" backbeat began to play, the entire audience knew what was coming next. "This one's for everyone who still takes the train" Lorde proclaimed before starting her performance of the soon-to-be worldwide smash. That's what makes Lorde so appealing--she's young, she's unique, and she's an underdog. But tonight's show just confirmed what the majority of the music industry was already thinking: Lorde is here to stay.

    New track: "A World Alone"

    New track: "Ribs"

    Set List:
    Bravado / Biting Down / Tennis Court / Buzzcut Season / Still Sane / Ribs / The Love Club / Royals / White Teeth Teens / 400 Lux / A World Alone


    You can call her queen B
    Lorde in intermediate school

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    -Qt interview. Lisa and Conan crack each other up a lot. It always blows my mind that they dated long before either of them got famous. They still have chemistry.
    -Lisa is still Phoebe.
    -Lisa saw the fake promo poster going around along with the article that said "5 of 6 Friends confirmed" and she felt bad that apparently she hadn't been invited lol.
    -Lisa's infectious laugh
    -Someone pointed out that Lisa always visits Conan right after her birthday hmmmm


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    Only three episodes of Twisted remain this season and we're finally getting somewhere with the evidence. In the "The Truth Will Out," everyone worked to get Karen Desai to retract her very false confession about killing Regina.
    So what, exactly, was the key to reasoning with Karen? It was Danny finally realizing how much his mother loved him and expressing how much he needed her.
    There were a lot of helpful flashbacks. First, we found out that Danny and Karen kind of had a strained relationship when he was younger and that she once blurted out how she wished she had a daughter. Then, we saw how Vikram and Karen had an agreement that she would lie whenever he was in Connecticut. This is after Karen said at the police station that Vikram never went to Connecticut.
    After what Kyle uncovered about Manor, the company that paid Regina, there was obviously something going on with Vikram in Connecticut. That symbol of the company was that damn necklace! Karen may not have killed Regina but she knows a lot more than she's telling. What's your theory on Karen?
    All of the relationships were blurred. Danny didn't realize how much Karen loved him. Danny and Kyle found out about Karen's affair with the principal. Jo walked in on Lacey's dad making out with another man. Danny and Kyle decided to team up. Jo and Lacey decided to stay friends even if Danny leaves.
    The thought of not living here is unbearable sir, and it’s because of your daughter and Lacey. | permalink
    I was glad to see Kyle give Danny a break this week, let him stay at his house, then eventually even work with him. This story goes so much deeper than just "who killed Regina?" Everyone honestly needs to start being more honest with each other or we will never have a clue. The honesty between Danny, Lacey, Jo and Kyle about the cash and letter is what helped Kyle get further on this case than ever before.
    I can't believe there are only three episodes left on Twisted Season 1. I have a feeling things are going to get more intense as we near the finale. What do you think Karen knows? Will the girls forgive Danny for not telling them about the necklace? What's so special about Connecticut?

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