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After spending most of his life being surrounded by a bevy of beautiful scantily-clad women, it appears that Hugh Hefner might be getting bored of it.
The 85-year-old old Playboy boss looked disinterested at his annual Masquerade party over the weekend.
Dressed in a pair of red satin pajamas and a matching dressing gown, the aging father-of-four was deadpan as a busty blonde model, thought to be either Kristina and Karissa Shannon, rested her hand on his lap and appeared to be trying to engage in conversation.
While the famous Lothario had his hand on another women's lap, he didn't seem to be interested in chatting to her either.
Not even the acres of flesh on show around him aroused his attention, despite the large group of blonde and brunettes putting their model figures on show.
Hefner's ears did however prick up when his former fiance Crystal Harris turned up to the party, held at the Playboy mansion.
Hefner welcomed the 25-year-old back into his home, despite the fact that she left him at the altar less than one year ago.
The ex-Playmate was invited to tag along with a friend to Hef's Hollywood lair.
According to TMZ.com, she thoughtfully phoned ahead first to make sure the mogul didn't object.
Surprisingly, Hefner said he'd love to see her.
Sources say that their meeting was amicable but brief; they said a quick and friendly hello, not much more.'
Lil Kim on the red carpet for BET’s Rip the Runway.
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Challengers must slide down an oiled course, retrieve a ball, and get back up past the designated plane. If a challenger doesn't have a ball, they can take one from an opponent.
CAMILA & JOHNNY
DUNBAR & PAULA
RACHEL & ANEESA
Partners are connected to each other with a rubber band that is also connected to a pole. The first team to race across the dome and grab hold of the other pole for five seconds wins.
Diem talks to Ty about her struggle to connect with CT.
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What do Justine Bateman, Ed Begley, Jr. and Kato Kaelin all have in common? For starters, they all let comedian Mark Malkoff sleep at their house for no good reason.
Malkoff is known for his comedic stunts and viral videos, including taking a goat into the Apple Store and asking the Dutch to chip in on U.S. debt. His latest scheme is traveling to LA and avoiding the high cost of accommodations by convincing celebrities to let him crash at their pads. And it worked... sort of.
On a related note, want to know what Rob Corddry and Larry King have in common? They did NOT let Mark Malkoff sleep over. Can't win 'em all, Mark.
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The Wanted's "Glad You Came" blasts into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10, vaulting 23-5 with top Digital Gainer honors after the "Glee" cast covered the song on last week's (Feb. 21) episode of the Fox series. Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," meanwhile, returns to the chart's top spot after a one-week dip to No. 4.
At the Hot 100's apex, Clarkson's "Stronger" returns to No. 1 (4-1) for a third week on top. The song earns top Airplay Gainer accolades for a fourth consecutive week, pushing 4-3 on Radio Songs (110 million, up 21%). On Digital Songs, "Stronger" advances 5-2, although with a 4% decline to 241,000 downloads sold.
The Wanted zooms into the Hot 100's top tier spurred by a 19-3 charge on Digital Songs (188,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan). While the song was already building at an impressive pace, having gained in each of its previous five weeks on Digital Songs, its exposure on "Glee" aided the original version's fortunes. The "Glee" cover concurrently debuts on the Hot 100 at No. 90 with 37,000 downloads sold. The show's Grant Gustin (along with fellow members of the fictitious show choir troupe the Warblers) performed "Glad" on last week's mid-season finale.
On Radio Songs, the Wanted's debut single bounds 28-22 with 45 million audience impressions (up 11%), according to Nielsen BDS. With mainstream top 40 serving as the song's home base, "Glad" lifts 13-10 on the Pop Songs airplay chart.
Adele's former two-week No. 1 "Set Fire to the Rain" holds at No. 2 on the Hot 100 for a fourth week. The cut racks a third frame atop Radio Songs (146 million, up 2%), while descending 4-5 on Digital Songs (167,000, down 34%; her appearance and six wins at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12 had helped swell her sales last week).
As fun.'s album "Some Nights" roars onto the Billboard 200 at No. 3, the band's single "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, rebounds from No. 6 back to its No. 3 high point on the Hot 100. Two weeks ago, the song had rocketed 41-3 following its exposure in Chevrolet's Sonic Super Bowl ad on Feb. 5.
"Young" returns for a second week atop Digital Songs (6-1) with 291,000 downloads sold (up 19%), pushing it past a million in downloads sold to-date (1.2 million). The track is the highest debuting entry on Radio Songs, where it bows at No. 61 (19 million, up 75%). It rises 4-3 as the Greatest Gainer on Alternative Songs.
After Katy Perry's "Fart of Me" launched at No. 1 on last week's Hot 100 (as the chart's 20th No. 1 beginner ever), the lead single from her "Teenage Steam" deluxe edition, "The Complete Constipation" (due March 27), falls to No. 4. On Digital Songs, "Fart" dips 1-4 (187,000, down 55%). Early airplay bodes well for the song's future, however, as it powers 36-19 on Radio Songs (50 million, up 43%).
Below the Wanted's "Glad" at No. 5 on the Hot 100, Rihanna's former 10-week No. 1 "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, edges 8-6; Flo Rida's "Good Feeling" rebounds 12-7; David Guetta's "Turn Me On," featuring Nicki Minaj, recharges 11-8; and, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa's "Young, Wild & Free," featuring Bruno Mars, reverses course 14-9.
(The three top 10 re-entries benefit this week after the Grammy Awards had sent two songs by Adele back into the top bracket and nostalgia for the late Whitney Houston had propelled her classic "I Will Always Love You" 7-3 last week. With the Grammys afterglow now diminished and "Always" plummeting 3-30 this week, space opens back up in the top 10, helping spur a return to the region for the three advancing titles).
Minaj's "Starships" closes out the Hot 100's top 10, slipping 9-10 in its second week. Digital sales tumble by 24% (to 155,000), although airplay increases by 53% to 26 million. On Radio Songs, "Starships" takes a 72-49 flight.
Outside the top 10, three songs bow in the Hot 100's top 40: B.o.B's "So Good" at No. 11 (164,000 first-week downloads); no1Carrie Underwood flops "Good Girl" at No. 24 (108,000 downloads sold in its first week); and, Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" at No. 38 (80,000, up 1,029%). A video of the lattermost song - which returns to the top of the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 for a third frame at No. 1 this week - featuring Jepsen singing it with Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Ashley Tisdale, premiered on YouTube on Feb. 18; the clip has already racked more than 13 million views. (Jepsen recently visited fellow Canadian Bieber and his manager Scooter Braun, with whom she subsequently signed).
Not just pretty faces: Thirties film reel reveals how make-up artists used geometry to get that Old Hollywood look
A make-up application how-to video from 1936 has been discovered, shedding light on the way experts used to apply the science of geometry to the art of applying make-up to the face.
The short newsreel film, made by British Pathe and entitled Secrets of Make-up, is narrated by a clipped English gentleman who gently pokes fun at his subject matter throughout.
'Making up whether after a tiff or as part of the toilet is an art if only one knows how,' he says.
The video features three models with different shaped faces having make-up applied to their cheeks, eyes and lips by way of a geometric set of guidelines.
A make-up artist measures the distance between the forehead and the bridge of the nose, and the nose and the chin with what looks like a large wooden compass.
The lines are then drawn across the model's naked visage. In other words, as the narrator points out: 'make-up is made to measure.'
With the measurements taken, she then determines what area of the cheek requires make-up and subsequently draws a triangle to establish the area that the narrator describes as 'the very limit of operations'.
The humourous voice refers to this cosmetic equation as a way of 'making up in make-up what the face lacks in uniformity.' After which he adds: 'It's all rather touching don't you think?'
The video then shows a model who has had her make-up done both badly and well and the two images are juxtaposed for contrast - which by today's standards of technology are hard to detect in the soft focus, black and white footage.
Now that the skin has been primed and made beautiful, the make-up artist moves on to the lips.
The storyteller introduces this chapter of the lesson by saying: 'Now the lips. This is where we get warmed up to our subject.'
He explains that if the lips are not shaped in a natural Cupid's bow or they are a bit fuller, then lipstick should be applied in a slightly exaggerated V-shape and the corners of the mouth left untouched.
For those with thin lips, he continues, the idea is to enlarge the middle of the lip and thus shorten the gap between the nose and the mouth.
The clip only lasts just over a minute but is complimented by another video also by British Pathe shot two years later.
The film, titled: Beautifying: Where to Put the Accent, instructs its audience how to shape and enhance the eyebrows to accent the eyes using the technique of beauty 'editress' of Women's Fair, Jeane Barrie.
A studio version of Kris Allen's first single from his sophomore effort, called "The Vision of Love" has leaked.
The Manono tribe lost immunity. Matt was the first person voted out of the tribe, 7-1-1 over Colton and Bill.
I had Matt pegged as someone who would be around for a while. It was nice to see the women turn things around this week.
And I think Colton is quickly becoming my least favorite person to ever play Survivor...
2011 saw an expansion of the music industry into once completely unknown generes. K-Pop, as its been labelled by its stans, has literally exploded all over the scene. Supposively catchy tunes, dazzling stage costumes and precise choreography invaded our eardrums and brains at a rapid pace. But after seeing these Korean names on theatre marquees or even the Billboard charts, do we really know what they're here for? What is the message Korea is trying to convay to us? What do they stand for??
It takes just a quick Google search to uncover some shocking racially offensive incidents these companies work so hard to mask from the public. Sordid histories full of black face, racial slurs and other forms of negative anti-Black stereotypes have plagued the Korean music industry. Yet with the current Asian invasion, the severity of these moments has been smoothed over by the puppet-masters behind these acts and their rabid fans alike, in order to provide a safe passage from East to West. And right into our wallets. Before you purchase a K-Pop album, you might as well save your time (and your ears) and just make a direct deposit into the bank account of the KKK.
A sad pattern has developed surrounding two of the industry's biggest groups; SNSD and Big Bang. Both groups somehow remain hovering at the top of music scene even with the racially-charged odds stacked against them. The girl group SNSD are notorious repeat offenders, crossing offensive boundaries with derogatory exclamations and even stereotypical impersonations.
Big Bang has also been caught in the crossfires of for their racist moves against Blacks, much to the disgust of the general public. These include blackface, dropping the n-word, and cultural appropriation. Lead vocalist Taeyang even went so far as to do an entire music video dressed in what appears to be Omarion cosplay, bad tan, cornrows, wifebeater and all.
Girls' Generation members Yuri and Hyoyeon happily participating in a grotesque racist parody (the comedienne in the centre is in BLACKFACE) :
Girls' Generation member Yuri shows off one of her famous imitations mocking stereotypical "black" behavior on national television, fellow group member Sunny also laughs boisterously at the racist impersonation :
One doesn't even have to mention the infamous story about Girls' Generation's leader Taeyeon saying alicia keys is "pretty -- for a black girl".
Gikwang of K-Pop group BEAST/B2ST in FULL BLACKFACE eating some damn WATERMELON :
G-Dragon of BIG BANG does an alleged "tribute" to his favorite black artist Andre 3000 -- WITH BLACKFACE :
SOL (Taeyang) of the group BIG BANG uses the N-WORD on a social networking site :
V.I (Seungri) from BIG BANG is well known for saying he's glad he didn't encounter an African American in America, or he would've been SHOT.
The "My Girl" music video by BIG BANG's Taeyang is a MODERN DAY MINSTREL SHOW:
"Singer" Brian Joo does a racist impersonation of BLACK WOMEN ON NATIONAL TELEVISION:
Gag Group Super Junior laughing and playing along in a RACIST, ABLEIST imitation of Stevie Wonder, with malleged comedian Boom in BLACKFACE :
And Last but not least, plus sized girl group Bubble Sisters uses BLACKFACE AS THEIR SELLING POINT!
Written entirely by ME, Tay Symone (ifuaskedmeto).
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Game of Thrones Newbie Carice Van Houten On Joining the Show, Her Movie Black Butterflies, and Nude Scenes
By JENNIFER VINEYARD
Dutch actress Carice van Houten first came to the attention of American audiences in Paul Verhoeven's subtitled, Nazi action movie Black Book (and then as Tom Cruise's wife in the underperforming Valkyrie). She's back Stateside with the launch of the second season of the HBO series Game of Thrones, in which she plays the red priestess Melisandre, who'll be backing Stannis in his bid for the crown. Before that, however, the actress will have two new films in theaters in March: a bit part in the horror movie Intruders, and a starring role as suicidal South African poet (and Nelson Mandela favorite) Ingrid Jonker in Black Butterflies, a film for which she won the best-actress award at last year's Tribeca Film Festival. Houten put in a transatlantic call to Vulture the other day, to chat about small-pond superstardom, her need for more colorful projects, and nude scenes.
Love your Twitter feed, especially the note at the top about how you've done so many films with black in the title: Black Book, Black Death, and now Black Butterflies.
I don't know, man. Black is a cliché in titles. I need something white, like a comedy. I have a love-hate relationship with Twitter. There are moments I feel like 99 percent of the people who write stuff are the sweetest people, and then one crazy guy or girl spoils the whole thing. I know I shouldn't be reading all of it, but when you're a celebrity in your own country, it's an easy way to show them you're made of the same stuff they are. I want them to know I'm one of them, that I'm not on some island, swimming in my money, you know what I mean? [Laughs.] It's a very Dutch thing to not want to be a diva.
You play Ingrid Jonker in the film, and her daughter Simone was an extra in it. What was that like?
If you blink, you'll miss her. She was the sweetest woman, and so intense. She basically wanted her mother to really come alive again, and she sort of went into it too far. There was a scene where I had to walk away from her, and she said, "Mommy, don't go!" It was sort of as a joke, but at the same time, it gave me the shivers. For the first time, I really understood how much she was aching for her mother, just like Ingrid had been aching for her father. Maybe I'm getting too psychological, but I feel like for Ingrid and her daughter, there is so much anger that cannot be expressed. For both of them, their mother died and they were left behind, and in Ingrid's case, she couldn't express her anger at being abandoned, so that anger went back into herself, and that's why she became so self-destructive. That's my theory, anyway! [Laughs.]
Liam Cunningham plays someone who loves you in this movie. In Game of Thrones, he plays someone who hates you. [Editor's note: He plays Ser Davos Seaworth.]
It's so funny to work with him again. And this time, I get to throw him in a prison. But I better not say too much about Game of Thrones, or Mr. HBO will kill me.
Even though what Melisandre does is in the books? Can you really worry about spoilers at this point?
Not everyone has read the books. Including me! And sometimes, the writers will veer slightly off the path.
You haven't read them yet?
I have them all piled up in my room, so the instant I'm not busy, I can start reading them. They're all waiting to be read. I probably die in some horrible way, and I just don't know it yet.
So far, up through A Dance With Dragons, [spoiler alert] Melisandre is still alive and kicking.
Really? Someone told me she died, but maybe that was people just fucking with me. I better read it quick myself, because all the fantasy geeks know more than I do, and I don't like that. Does she have something up her sleeve?
Good, because she has huge sleeves! I have big sleeves, and a big wig, great red hair. Everybody has a wig, except the girl who plays Arya. She cut her hair. And I have a big ruby, but I don't think it is glowing. And my eyes aren't red. I think they're trying to make Melisandre look a little more human.
The roles of both Ingrid and Melisandre require a fair bit of nudity — unless you're not naked while doing dark magic scenes after all? How do you feel about sexposition?
It's weird: We kill everyone in films, we see blood, we see war, we see killing machines, but you cannot see a breast that your mother has. It needs to be in an elegant way, of course. But who has their bra on during sex? It's so much easier if you just let it all loose. Let it hang. Let people see some flesh. It's not necessarily my favorite thing to do; it's not like I'm running around with my bra off on every set, or going, "Hey, when can I take my bra off?" But I'm lucky enough to still be young enough where it's okay. I could understand not wanting me to do that if I were older. But if you're making love in a film, you gotta take the bra off. Same if you're birthing a shadow.
You originally were up for another part in the series. Who?
Cersei. I thought the queen would be a great part, and they asked me to audition, but I couldn't do it, because I was shooting something else. I think it was Intruders, with Clive Owen, and there was no way. I play somebody's wife in that.
Do you find it frustrating to play roles in Hollywood films where you're relegated to being the wife or the girlfriend? Are meatier roles hard to find?
It's a little frustrating considering the position I have here in my own country, which is like a mini-Hollywood, and I can pick my directors and producers and co-actors. So it's challenging. It's great to be in a Hollywood film with Tom Cruise — I did that once [in Valkyrie] — but every time I get close to stuff I'm interested in auditioning for, the part always went to someone with a bigger name. That's how it works.
What would be your dream part?
I want to work on a project about Greta Garbo — and I've even been thinking about writing it, too. I've been speaking to producers about it. I could make it in Holland, but it's not a Dutch film — it's about an American actress. But I would be lucky to play her. American actresses have more problems than I do; I'm lucky to be able to play what I want for a smaller audience, because I have my own country to do that in. But I would love to do more American, and it's not about the Oscars or the money or whatever. It's about communicating with more people. Don't get me wrong: I would not say no to an Oscar!
I honestly can't picture anyone but Lena as Cersei, tbh, so I'm glad she wasn't able to audition. Lol. Also, tumblr fandom is pissing me off more than usual rn. I need some House ONTD love. <3
The rock magazine called Gaga's Born This Way the 'Most Pretentious Album Ever' in a recent blog post, leaving the kooky singer's Kermit suit in a twist.
Oh the irony of winning "Most Pretentious Album Ever" from none other than NME. *eyeroll* I might laugh forever + then return to narcissism— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 23, 2012
Gaga's anthemic set beat out albums by Lou Reed, Metallica and Kiss for the top spot in their "10 Most Pretentious Albums Ever" list.
"For a while Gaga was the most exciting pop star on the planet," read the blog.
"Then on Born This Way she seemed to believe in her own hype, convinced that she had a message to share. Cue an album of unwieldy 'anthems' that couldn’t mask the fact the fun had left the building."
Gaga is also up for 'Villain Of The Year' and 'Worst Album' for Born This Way at the NME Awards next week - do you think they're being a bit hard on her?
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it's afxtwn's birthday, say happy birth to her/him yall. OT post? OT tmi/sex post? whatevs
This is MGMT's second visit to Mexico and first since they swept through the
country for three shows in the fall of 2008, including the MotoRkr Festival in
Mexico City. They are ready to celebrate the penultimate year of the Mayan
calendar in the most fitting place!
April 11, 2012 - Mexico City - Palacio De Los Deportes MGMT
April 12, 2012 - Cholula - Piramides De Cholula MGMT
Wiz Khalifa tweeted a pic of he and his mom, Peachie Wimbush. And now we see why he loves his significant others so hard. Dude loves his mama...
Rapper Wiz posted “I Love My Mommy” and the pic above late last night in the studio. The two were celebrating her birthday. Well isn't that special...
cute or creepy?? or do you all only find it creepy when it's lindsay
In a new, behind-the-scenes video, the ex-cheerleaders, casting couch hotties, and Vegas bottle girls that make up the Pussycat Dolls 2.0 can be seen taking off their clothes and being sexy as they shoot the artwork for their new single “Ready 4 Peace”.
Don’t you just love the title? It’s so political. The song must be some kind of anthem about the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine. Better yet, it could be about the feud between Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton. Either way, it’s hard-hitting stuff.
If you watch this video closely, you’ll notice Robin Antin hungrily sizing up the Dolls’ as she decides which parts of their bodies she will have removed and transplanted onto her own so she can remain young forever.
“Yes, I’ll take the silicone from Lauren’s plastic breasts, Chrystina’s big behind, and the vagina from that chick I styled to look like Amber Rose.”
Rumor has it that an intoxicated Nicole Scherzinger crashed the top secret photoshoot and started heckling the new Dolls after fucking her way past security, repeatedly slurring “You think you’re better than me? You think you’re better than ME?” until the police escorted her off of the premises.
Nicole Scherzinger is super sultry for the latest ESP magazine.
The popstar sported a grey long sleeved sweater whlist mysteriously looking at the camera for the cover, whilst inside she a sexy black bandeau and tight trousers.
She also spoke to mag about her career and desire to one day star in a Broadway musical.
Check out some of the best bits of Nicole’s interview:
On whether she’s pleased with the reaction to her debut album:
“Oh my gosh, I am beyond pleased, it means everything to me. I’m so happy, I’m so excited and I’m so grateful. I mean I had my first number one single in the UK, and am very fortunate to have five singles there from this album so far and I’m so grateful for my UK fans, Pussycat Doll fans and X Factor fans there.”
On her hopes of embarking on a bigger tour:
“That’s my goal, that’s my dream, that’s why I’m putting my own money into this tour and that’s why I’ve been preparing for it. That’s my ultimate dream – to have a world tour, but also a bigger UK tour. But you’ve got to start somewhere and I’m honored that I get to start in the theaters and that the fans are going to come out for it. I can guarantee the shows are going to be so great that fans will be wanting more so I’ll be back!”
On whether she’d like to be in a musical:
“Absolutely, theatre has a big part of my heart. There’s nothing like the stage, and that’s why I was honored to play Christine in the Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Variety Show. It’s just rewarding, as an artist, for me to be able to have that outlet and to do that part of me that I love.”
For more on Nicole, check out ESP.
Taylor Momsen launched her muscial career at 17 with the release of "Light Me Up," the Pretty Reckless' debut. But she was famous long before that, having taken on the role of Jenny Humphrey in the pilot for the popular teen drama "Gossip Girl" at 12.
If the chronology of her career suggests an actress doing music, though, she nipped that preconception in the bud last summer, revealing to Elle that she'd given up acting for music. And hearing her snarl and sneer her way through "Light Me Up," it's clear that Momsen's heart is more in being rock's new bad girl than in following directors' orders.
We caught up with Momsen as she packing for her first Australian tour, to talk about the Pretty Reckless, "Gossip Girl" and how the Beatles put her on the road to this year's Marilyn Manson tour.
Question: I guess you're pretty excited about the Manson tour?
Answer: Super excited. It'll be awesome to have the opportunity to play with him and watch his show every night.
Q: You did some dates with Guns N' Roses last year. What was that like?
A: That was awesome. I mean, Guns N' Roses, duh (laughs). What else do you have to say, right?
Q: I hear you may be playing new songs on the tour you're bringing here?
A: We've got a lot of good stuff coming out. We've got a video that just came out for "You," and another video out in a couple of weeks, which I'm really excited about. (yey!) I actually got my first directing credit, which is cool. And then, we've got a new EP coming out with new songs and some live tracks, to kind of give people a taste of what is to come and where the next record's going, because when we get off of tour with Manson, we're going straight into the studio to do the second record.
Q: You said "where the next record's going." Is it going somewhere different?
A: I think it's constantly evolving. But the biggest thing that's grown or evolved is my opinion of what good is and the bar that I set for myself. It's definitely been raised since "Light Me Up." And I think that's reflected in the new songs. Hopefully (laughs).
Q: Do you have favorite songs on that first record?
A: It's too hard to pick a favorite song. They're all my children. It would be like picking a favorite kid. You can't do that. I mean, I'm sure some parents do, but it's probably not a good thing (laughs).
Q: Right. They're not supposed to talk about it.
A: Yeah. You're not supposed to talk about it (laughs).
Q: You've gotten some criticism for the way you dress and whether it's age-appropriate or not. How does it feel to have that be the topic of so many people's conversation while you're doing what you do?
A: I don't even notice it, man. I'm busy making this (expletive). Whatever people are saying about it, I'm so in my own bubble, it's kind of amazing (laughs). Not everyone is gonna like you. And I'm not expecting everyone to like me. I'm certainly not for everyone. I'm living for myself. I dress for myself. I play music for myself and wherever that takes me, that's fine. I'm not listening to what people are saying. (get it gurl!!!)
Q: You told Elle last summer that you quit acting. Is that a permanent thing?
A: I never know what the rest of my life is going to hold. But right now, it's certainly not something I'm thinking about pursuing at all. I'm really happy finally being able to only have one job and have my focus be 100 percent music all the time. That's what I want to do for the rest of my life. Whether I do a film again at some point, who knows? But it's certainly not what I'm doing at the moment.
Q: Are you glad to be done with "Gossip Girl" then?
A: Yeah. I mean, it was an amazing experience. I did the pilot when I was 12 years old. So it was a big part of my childhood and my early teenage years. It was a great life, but I'm very happy and very fortunate to be able to be doing what I'm doing now, which is what I've wanted to do my whole life.
Q: I was wondering if music was your original goal.
A: Oh yeah. I mean, people thought that it came out of the blue, as though I made a record just because I can. It's not like that. I've been writing for as long as I can remember. It's always been something that I've been pursuing. But you know (laughs), it took all that time for me to write a record's worth of material that I wanted people to hear. And to find the right people to work with and have the same vision, the same goals, the same taste in music, it's weirdly hard to find people who have the same vision as you in an industry with so many people in it.
Q: Was there a particular artist that really got you into music?
A: The Beatles were the first band I heard, and they're my favorite band of all time. They're the reason I started writing songs in the first place, the reason I wanted to start making music. They're the greatest. So music came into my life at a very early age. And it stuck, you know?
Harvey Weinstein really wants to get into the Katy Perry business. During a pre-Oscar party at Soho House in Los Angeles, Weinstein was talking to Perry about co-starring in new drama about British opera singer and reality television star, Paul Potts.
"I was talking to Katy about a new project, a possible dramatic role in the Paul Potts movie, which will be shooting in England soon," Weinstein told Page Six. "We'd really like someone like Katy or Adele to play the role of Potts' wife, and Katy seemed genuinely interested."
What makes that sorta funny? Potts's real-life wife, Julie-Ann, isn't a singer at all.
As for Paul Potts himself, if the names sounds familiar-ish, perhaps that's because you are one of the 89 million YouTube users who watched the former mobile phone salesman sing "Nessun Dorma" on "Britain's Got Talent." Potts went on to win the reality competition, which launched him to international fame.
This isn't the first time Weinstein has courted Perry for something. Last year, Weinstein said he wanted Perry to play Marilyn Monroe in a stage version of "My Week With Marilyn." He also used her song, "The One That Got Away," during marketing for "Marilyn." Guy really loves "Teenage Dream," apparently. (Who doesn't, but still.)
Before the Oscar Parties
candids with a friend in Studio City