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While both of their trajectories have fallen into mediocrity, at one time M. Night Shyamalan and Bruce Willis were hard to beat. For a moment there in the late '90s and early '00s, the duo mesmerized audiences and critics with supernatural offerings "The Sixth Sense" and "Unbreakable," before they broke apart and saw a general decline in quality in their output. So maybe, together once again, they can make magic happen?
They'll give it a shot with an early Shyamalan script, "Labor Of Love." It was apparently one of the first screenplays Shyamalan ever sold, and unlike the special effects spectacles of late he's become known for, this is a supernatural romance, and a seemingly much lower key offering. A smart choice for the filmmaker who probably won't be getting "After Earth" sized budgets to work with anytime soon anyway. As for the synopsis? Get out your hankies, because this is what Deadline had to say:
In Labor Of Love, Willis will play a Philadelphia book store owner who loses the love of his life in a tragic accident. Never big on words, he becomes haunted by the notion that he never properly told his wife how much he loved her. Since she once asked if he would walk across the country for her, he decides to show her posthumously just how much he did love her. That trek starts from Philadelphia to Pacifica, CA, which was her favorite place.
Uh, yeesh.... Good to luck them, we suppose. Production on the movie starts in September and let's hope it's as Nicholas Sparks as it sounds.
Siva Kaneswaran has spoken out for the first time since his bandmate Max George’s shock interview in which he claimed rows over girlfriends and their personal lives led to tensions.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, the 25-year-old, who has yet to speak directly to Max about his comments, revealed his surprise, saying: ‘We had no idea, literally because we had all released a statement and that was what we had agreed on it. It was a shock and uncalled for.’
The group - Max, Siva, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes – released a statement earlier this month revealing they will be disbanding temporarily to 'pursue personal endeavours' after completing their upcoming Word of Mouth Tour.
But while the band insisted it was just a short break, Max’s surprise interview seemed to suggest otherwise, confusing not just the fans but also his bandmates.
Opening up about recent events Siva told us: ‘I’ve got many thoughts on it, where do I start? You know we all agreed to take a break to pursue various endeavours after the tour and that was what we had all agreed on by phone. We all had a phone call and gave our personal thoughts on where we wanted to go and we released a statement. And the statement is what we all agreed on, so it was quite a shock to have that recent article come out from Max, for me and the fans because we found out at the same time.’
Refuting claims it was their personal lives which led to tensions, as Max has claimed, Siva said: 'I think it’s untrue and very unfair.
'I think from doing the TV show we all kind of knew where we stood and from that I felt like there was some sense of… I felt like it was every man for himself looking back on when the show aired.'
He continued: ‘I’ve never been that way and I’d never actually seen it before until I looked back at the show. I think that is where we lost the team element and from there it kind of just went.'
‘I think on the show a lot was playing up for the camera and with regards to our personal life, and my personal life, I think the camera dramatized a lot of things and stereotyped us, which I think was unfair and I think people’s true colours came out,’ he added.
Discussing how he is planning on moving forward with Max before the tour, he said: ‘I’m going to have to talk to him and find a way forward and be adults about it.
‘All of us boys are like brothers, it's all I’ve ever known and we’re going on tour together and I think we’re just going to be professional with each other and give the fans a good show because it’s all about the fans at the end of the day. I wouldn’t say he betrayed us but he didn’t communicate enough with us. There was a major lack of communication. It was disappointing, that’s all it was.’
Siva admitted that the band have yet to discuss when they will be getting back together following the split, however he is very excited about what is to come for himself in terms of both making Indie music and working in fashion. Having written most of the the last album he plans to continue writing and exclusively revealed to MailOnline that he recently recorded a duet with Rita Ora.
‘I just want to go crazy and be me. I know the fans want to hear more of me and whoever goes on their own route, I just want to go bonkers, we’ve been around each other for four years and I’ve had a lot of attention from fashion brands that I’ve had to turn away. I’m just going to take it on board and follow my own dreams and enjoy myself.’
Showing his maturity, despite the recent revelations, Siva admitted: ‘As long as Max is happy, then I’m happy. I don’t have any ill feelings, I’ve always been supportive.’
He concluded with a message for the fans, which are clearly his main priority regardless of any drama in the band, saying: ‘I just want to say love to all the fans, to everyone who’s supported us boys and I’m looking forward to the journey we have after the tour and I hope you can follow me along on my journey.
this fallout is more entertaining than their music career ever was tbh
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Humanitarian, Artist, Actress, Vocalist, Dancer, Choreographer, Entrepreneur, Designer, Producer, Fashionista and all around perfect Boricua Jennifer Lynn López used her social media accounts to announce the premiere date of her soon to be Bubbling Under Top10 SMASH single #SAMEGIRL:
Great way to celebrate 30 MILLION FB followers!! #SameGirl premieres tomorrow on Complex Magazine @ 10am ET!! TV premiere on NUVOtv Thursday night!!!
The video was shot in her old neighborhood of Castle Hill in the Bronx. López, who currently blesses your television screen with her presence as the $15 million American Idol judge, is keeping busy by releasing TWO singles to radio as well as having and two upcoming collaborations. The first collaboration is with Puerto Rican King Ricky Martin and commoner Wisin, of the deceased duet Wisin & Yandel. The second collaboration is for FIFA's World Cup with Pitbull and some random person.
Jennifer Lopez has mellowed out a bit when it comes to rigorous exercise. But old habits die hard – and she admits to being conflicted about letting go of the drive to look perfect.
"I've got an athletic body, I've worked out my whole life and I've been incredibly disciplined when I needed to be," the singer and American Idol judge, 44, tells British Glamour's March issue, on newsstands Feb. 3. "Now I'm just a little bit more relaxed in that area. I feel like this is who I am. But it's also hard to shed that old skin."
Lopez says how she looks is always on her mind.
"Mentally, I'm always thinking about it," she says. "I'm OK looking this way, but at the same time that very ambitious, determined girl inside me is like, 'Come on, let's be in the best shape ever and really show everybody.' Then the other side of me thinks: 'Let's just relax on the beach chair.'
She also admits to being practically repulsed by the very idea of overeating. "I'm not one to overindulge," she says. "It doesn't make me feel good. Some people find it comforting to sit down and eat a whole pint of Häagen-Dazs, but honestly that would make me throw up. I don't think I've ever eaten that much."
On the subject of relationships, Lopez, who's dating Casper Smart, says she likes a little turbulence in her love life, though she also wants stability. As long as the scales tip toward the plus side, she's good with it.
"The dream is to have a balance where you feel you could relinquish control from time to time and still be taken care of," she says. "What you want to do has to be respected. It's about finding a relationship that has enough good stuff to outweigh the bad, because nobody's perfect right? But without the spark that conflict brings, life would be so boring. I want a bit of chaos in a relationship, but I also want a bit of safety and order."
She adds: "It's taken me a long time to get to this place, but I've learned that I don't ever want to go against my own integrity in a relationship. If something doesn't feel right to me or makes me feel uncomfortable, I don't want to go along with it – and sometimes as women we do that. But I won't accept it any more."
Remember when we said bob haircuts had become a major trend in Hollywood? Well, we take that back. It's become a full-blown epidemic!
We're only one month into the new year and already five stars have gotten the big chop—and the sixth took place last night.
Jessica Alba sported a fresh crop at the Stand Up to Cancer event in Los Angeles, but not before debuting the shorter cut on Instagram a few hours earlier. Celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin posted a collage of what she called the "fashion bob," which showed every angle (front, back and side) so followers could get a 360 look at the haircut. According to Jen—and she would know since it is her masterpiece—the defining features of this particular shoulder-length cut are the "textured ends" and "long front."
If I didn't read this article, I wouldn't have noticed ...
Seth MacFarlane is following up his live-action directorial debut, ‘Ted,’ with ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West,’ a satirical Western-comedy with an all-star cast. Regardless of how you feel about MacFarlane’s animated projects, like ‘Family Guy‘ and ‘American Dad,’ his latest effort is sure to get butts in seats … especially after you take a gander at these new character posters, featuring some pretty pun-tastic, old-timey captions.
Source, his Twitter
Diversity in television is a hot topic. Richie is pinned early on as a Latino character, then Patrick makes certain presumptions that affect their relationship. How do you think Looking is approaching ethnic representation?
So effortlessly. It doesn't feel forced, just in the way the story doesn't feel forced. It makes sense. It's similar to how the sex on the show is very story-driven. I think that's the case, too, with these kind of nuances we're talking about. It's not just for the sake of diversity, it's to move the story forward.
Even the way Patrick and Richie meet on the bus. In L.A., public transportation feels like it's just for the economically marginalized. But in San Francisco and in New York, you see everyone on public transportation. In the same way that the show deals with sexuality, it deals with race. It feels natural.
I grew up in south Texas in a place that's 90-percent Mexican-American. My parents are from Mexico. But I always felt very American. When I would go to Mexico, my brother and sister and I would be the gringos. Then I went out to school in Boston and felt so un-American. Everyone always asked, "Where are you from?" I said, "Texas." And then they said, "No, where are you from from?" Then I understood that this is what most of America is like, and that I grew up sheltered.
A lot of the storyline between Patrick and Richie is reminiscent of those years in Boston. Patrick, in a very charming way, is trying to figure Richie out.
In OUT's February cover story, Christopher Glazek wrote about Looking, and one line's always stuck with me: "Patrick’s fumbling is not simply endearing — it’s what makes him an object of desire." Do you think that's true? How does Richie balance Patrick?
I think honesty is sexy. Patrick's awkwardness is charming, and he becomes more appealing to Richie once he starts opening up. I think that's how relationships are. You meet each other and there are so many walls built up based on personal histories, but it's all about removing those walls. I think the most solid relationships are the ones where we're able to peel away layers and really get to the core. Sometimes certain people allow us to pull these layers off and those are the people we fall in love with. In real life, Jonathan isn't as awkward as Patrick. But he does such a great job of riding that fine line between awkwardness and charm.
I also think you and Jonathan have a strong, non-verbal chemistry on screen. That scene on the bus is so well-choreographed. You switch seats, turn your head, reach for the business card in Patrick's front pocket. Was the chemistry with Jonathan there from the beginning?
It was totally natural. I flew in to shoot the pilot, and I met up with Andrew and Michael and we went and got coffee, and that night everyone was meeting up for karaoke. I felt like the "Patrick" that day. I was kind of awkward; I didn't know anyone. I just knew Michael, and I was just meeting Andrew. Jonathan made me feel at ease from the get-go. He has such a big heart. He's a very intuitive person and a very intuitive actor. I never sung karaoke in my life, and the first time I was singing karaoke was in front of a Broadway star.
That requires alcohol…
Oh yeah, but no amount of alcohol could have prepared me for that! But then we had one day to shoot both of our scenes. Acting — especially when you're getting to know someone — is a dance where you feel out each other's energy. It's this constant give and take. He was so giving, and I think I'm a fairly receptive actor. So we hit it off, just as two people.
It's definitely apparent on screen. And Richie also has a lot of swag and confidence. Do you think you'd be friends with him in real life?
Yeah, absolutely. He's a lot more assured than me in a lot of ways. But he's a bad ass. He has a lot of license. He's not just there to move Patrick's story line. He has his own desires, his own needs. There aren't a lot of Latino characters like him on television, and I feel so lucky to take him on. He's so complex, sexy, confident, and he knows what he wants.
A lot of supporting characters don't have those strong wants. They're just there to serve the protagonist's purpose.
Exactly. And I'd never, in a million years, go up to a stranger on a bus. But he's the guy who does. He just goes for it. He takes risks.
Weekend is one of my favorite movies of all time. Not because it's gay-friendly, but because Andrew Haigh is a brilliant writer and director and its premise is very simple even though its content is so complex. How was it working with Andrew on Looking?
I'll take bullets for Andrew. There's a quality in the kind of person he is that makes you trust him. And I think a lot had to do with watching Weekend before shooting. Once I saw the film — I loved it and thought it was wonderfully told — I wanted to work with whoever made it. Andrew was obviously such a great storyteller and he cares for his characters. They're beautifully drawn and have so many levels to them.
I read that Andrew gave the actors in Weekend flexibility in how they interpreted, and even improvised, the script. Did he have a similar approach to Looking, or was it more structured?
The scripts for Looking were so good that we didn't need to improvise a lot. But there was certainly a looseness in the way that we shot. A lot of times, he would have us improvise into and out of the scenes. So there was a definite fluidity. They would just keep the cameras rolling at all times. There was an improvisational feel, even if it wasn't entirely improvised. There were moments of spontaneity, and those were encouraged.
I'm sure this spontaneity is what helps make the show feel real, like little snippets of daily life.
Andrew also pressed how important it was that Looking be shot in San Francisco. Do you think it's important the show was filmed in San Francisco? Do you have any personal attachments there?
My family loves the city. We visited it eight or 10 years ago. I was with my parents and my sister. My sister was there for work and my parents went to go spend some time with her. And my little sister spoiled me. She's an accountant and not in the arts, so she flew me out. But because I was there on their dime, I took it upon myself to be the tour guide. So I got the books, and went online and did research; I talked to friends who had gone to Berkeley. We ate at all these great restaurants. The food's incredible there. So I had that kind of attachment to it.
I also have a lot of friends from the Bay area, so I tend to gravitate to people from there. I was part of Lorimer, a short that Michael Lannan — Looking's creator — filmed. It was a prototype for Looking. That was set in Brooklyn. We were thinking Richie's character would be Puerto Rican at the time. But San Francisco is more of a Mexican town, so Richie's character changed. Either way, the character had so much potential, whether he was Puerto Rican in New York or Mexican in San Francisco. I think the way Looking explores Latinos in the show is really smart and hasn't been seen before.
You're straight but play a gay guy on Looking. How was that experience?
I know I said this already, but once I saw Weekend, I wanted to work with Andrew. And I've played gay characters before and never had a problem with it. But I did think about how my parents would react. They're old-school Mexican. But for being old-school and traditional, they're actually very open-minded. They're so excited about the show, and they're very proud and they have been super supportive of me from day one. They're happy to see me doing what I love and they're relieved that I'm now able to make a living doing it.
You're making it!
Yeah, HBO! But there was a moment when we went to shoot the pilot, where I sat in my hotel room the night before and composed an email to my parents, brother, sister, uncle, and aunt. I wrote them this email and said, "I'm sitting in my hotel room in San Francisco. I'm here to shoot a pilot for HBO. The way that pilots work is that networks shoot a pilot and if they like it, they'll green light it and order a whole series. The show is about gay men living in San Francisco and, in it, I'm going to be playing a gay man. I've played gay men before and never had a problem with it, but I want you guys to know, so you're ready for it. If you have any questions or want to talk about it, let me know. You guys have always supported me and I hope you support me now." And they wrote back such loving messages!
This whole experience has opened up channels of communication. A lot of times people are so old-school and traditional that they don't know how to talk about this stuff. We have to provide the language for them. We have to make them feel comfortable. Because often times they don't give a shit. Yeah, they've been told their whole lives that being gay is wrong, but in their hearts, they don't really feel that way. I know that this is not the main point of Looking, but I hope the show does for other people what it did for me and my family, which is start a conversation. My family's so excited. It's awesome.
That's really good to hear. Most gay men and women come out to their families, but this sounds like a kind of coming out, as well. It's great that you're sharing this side of the experience. I think it's rare to hear about the very personal effects of acting.
Exactly! And my dad just bought an HBO subscription.
oh and hey look here he is without a beard
A gossip blog run by self-professed “urban celebrity guru” Jacky Jasper is making unsubstantiated and outrageous claims today that celebrated gay ally and recent four-time Grammy winner Macklemore turned tricks as a Seattle-based male escort before making it big.
In a blog post beginning with “Yo!!!”, Jasper claims an unnamed source told him Macklemore (real name Ben Haggerty)“isn’t 100% straight” and used to pay for studio time by working as a male escort. There’s no further evidence to back up his claim, and it seems strange that the several gay men who were allegedly having sex with Macklemore haven’t yet come forward.
It’s also probably not a coincidence that this “news” suddenly surfaced a day after Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won a Grammy for Best Rap Album, which Macklemore said he didn’t deserve in an apologetic Instagram post to fellow nominee Kendrick Lamar. After scrolling through the hateful comments on Jasper’s blog post, it’s obvious his readers were rooting for Lamar.
These jealous queens are thirsty!
In other news, Macklemore—who is engaged to his girlfriend of seven years—appeared on Ellen yesterday to discuss the emotional mass same-sex marriage ceremony he hosted at the Grammys on Sunday night.“It just gives me goosebumps to think about it,” he said. “To watch the Staples Center kind of erupt and stand up and participate in that ceremony, it was magical.”
this "Jacky Jasper" sounds shady
This year’s Best Actress race is stacked. I’d be willing to listen to arguments that the five ladies involved are the single most talented grouping ever assembled in a Best Actress category. They’re the equivalent of last year’s Best Supporting Actor field. Let’s just do a quick round up. Meryl Streep has eighteen (yes, eighteen) Academy Award nominations. Judi Dench has seven. Cate Blanchette has six, Adam Adams is rocking five and Sandra Bullock, arguably the most famous person in the category, is bringing up the rear with two. That’s a stacked list of competitors, and it tells us we can’t just flippantly write anyone off.
Remember that speech Sally Field gave about everyone liking her? Well, at some basic level, that’s actually true. There has to be wide respect, admiration and some degree of like for a person to be singled out by her peers, and the more nominations someone has, the more overtly that’s true. As such, all of these women have a puncher’s chance of walking away with a gold statue, but from where I’m sitting some of them have a little bit more of a realistic shot than others.
Here’s how this year’s Best Actress field shakes out…
DARK HORSES: Judi Dench And Meryl Streep
God, it feels weird putting these ladies at the back of any line. They’re among the most respected actresses in the history of Hollywood, but unfortunately, neither is in a movie this year that really connected with the general public. Despite nominations for both her and co-star Julia Roberts, August: Osage County failed to secure a Best Picture nomination and hasn’t made a huge dent at the box office. It also hasn’t really earned a lot of buzz, possibly because it turned out to be a whole lot more serious than many fans imagined when they first heard "family drama with Julia and Meryl".
Philomena, not Philomania, poses a few of its own problems for Dench. The film did nab a Best Picture hat tip, but to this point, it hasn’t even crossed $30 million at the domestic box office. It’s also very heavy with religious themes, which doesn’t rule it out but will be a no-no with certain voters. In a tight race like this in which every vote matters, having a film that’s somehow a little controversial but also not widely seen is a bad formula to accrue enough votes.
CONTENDERS: Amy Adams And Sandra Bullock
With all due respect to George Clooney, Gravity is mostly a one woman show, and considering it made an insane amount of money and won fans over across the world, you would think Bullock would be trending as the frontrunner. That’s just not the case, though. Apart from a few great monologues and some wonderful physical acrobatics, there aren’t a ton of showy moments, and with this level of competition, that hasn’t allowed her to nudge ahead of the pack, let alone distance herself in any way. Maybe if she had a few more chances to interact. Maybe if so much of the movie wasn’t life or death practicalities. Regardless, she should be really proud of herself for what she accomplished.
Amy Adams has a little bit of momentum thanks to her Best Actress in a comedy or musical nod at the Golden Globes. Obviously, American Hustle isn’t a straight up comedy, but it offers enough laughs to be classified as such at that ceremony. With everything combined together and all the other women suddenly added as competitors, however, getting over the hump is a hell of a lot harder. Besides, a case could be made that the sheer wealth of brilliant performances in that film, three of which were also nominated, serve to soften her brilliance a bit by obscuring how incredible she really is.
FRONTRUNNER: Cate Blanchett
Blue Jasmine is a difficult film to sit through and not because it features director Woody Allen’s typical dialogue rife with sophisticated references and witty, high class retorts. No, Blue Jasmine is a difficult film to sit through because at its core it offers viewers a woman that’s rapidly spiraling out of control. It offers a selfish, manipulative and oblivious former socialite who is every bit as hard to root for as she is honest and complicated. Thanks to Allen’s tribute at the Globes, there has recently been quite a bit of talk about how complicated and fascinating Woody’s women typically are. I’m not going to say Jasmine is the best he’s ever given us, but in Blanchette’s capable hands, she deserves to be at least mentioned.
At this point, it’s easier to count the number of Best Actress awards Blanchett has lost over the past few months (4) than it is to count the number of honors she’s won (more than 30). Altogether, that’s enough to make her a prohibitive favorite to take home her second statue and first for Best Actress. If you’re filling out a pool and you go with Blanchett, this should be one of your safest categories, but as we’ve found out dozens of times in the past, every now and again defeat gets snatched from the jaws of assumed victory.
Aka the category which is Cate lose. But in the case of an upset, I would be, A) heartbroken, B) shocked. Can we say it's the safest, most predictable category this year?
Marking her first turn directing a movie, Meg Ryan is teaming with Tom Hanks to make Ithaca, the film adaptation of William Saroyan's classic 1943 novel The Human Comedy. In addition to directing, she'll star opposite Sam Shepard, Melanie Griffith and Jack Quaid.
Hanks and his partner at Playtone, Gary Goetzman, are executive producing the Word War II coming-of-age saga about life on the home front. Brian O'Shea's The Exchange has acquired worldwide rights to the project and will shop Ithaca to foreign buyers at Berlin's upcoming European Film Market.
Ryan will direct Ithaca from an adapted script by Erik Jendresen, who worked with Hanks on the acclaimed HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. Janet Brenner and Laura Ivey are producing.
Set in a small town in California's San Joaquin Valley in 1942, Ithaca recounts the story of 14-year-old Homer Macauley, a telegraph bike messenger. His older brother has gone to fight in World War II, leaving him to care for his widowed mother, his older sister and his four-year-old brother, Ulysses. The effects of the war are revealed as Homer delivers messages of love, friendship, pain and death, including one message that alters his own life forever.
Ryan and Shepard are represented by ICM Partners. Griffith is represented by WME; Quaid, UTA.
Annual festival brings over 1,000 artists to Toronto
On May 6th, Canadian Music Week will kick off its 32nd year with an eclectic lineup that includes Tegan and Sara, Neko Case, M.I.A., Television and Ellie Goulding as headliners. The five-night festival will run through May 10th and include over 1,000 artists performing at 60-plus venues around downtown Toronto.
Other notable acts include City and Colour, the Dodos, No Age and Flashbush Zombies. CMW 2014 will also include interviews with such artists as Nile Rodgers, deadmau5, Amanda Palmer, Bruce Cockburn and City and Colour, along with keynote speeches from industry figureheads.
CMW was created in 1981 to increase exposure for emerging artists and form a networking platform for industry professionals. In its three-decade run, it's rapidly grown into one of the most influential media conferences in the country and featured appearances from Slash, Gene Simmons, Public Enemy, Alan Parsons and Sir George Martin.
In addition to its musical performances, awards ceremonies (including the Industry Awards and Radio Music Awards) and other industry-related events, CMW 2014 will also include film and comedy festivals. For full details, check out the official CMW website.
I'm definitely going to try to see Tegan and Sara.
ONTD, who have you seen perform at music festival (like) events?
There's a new live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie being released this year, and pictures of the heroes' new look have at last been revealed.
The pictures also include a first look at the Turtles' classic foe Shredder.
The final on-screen versions will be CG creations, so what they look like in the final product will be the biggest test.
From a design point of view, things are looking better than originally feared when producer Michael Bay seemed to suggest that the new Turtles would be aliens. However it was a simple mix up in words, and in fact these new Turtles will originate from a toxic slime of alien origin, rather than be aliens themselves.
Relative unknowns Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard and Pete Ploszek will play the titular quartet with Danny Woodburn playing their mentor Splinter.
Produced by Transformers auteur Michael Bay, directed by Wrath of the Titans' Jonathan Liebesman and starring Megan Fox, William Fichtner and Will Arnett as its human leads – the film will be released on 17 October 2014.
Take a look at the pictures below...
Gathered together on the second-biggest night, behind the actual Grammy Awards ceremony are (from left): Foo Fighters’ Nate Mendel; Robin Thicke; John Fogerty; A Great Big World’s Ian Axel; A Great Big World’s Chad Vaccarino; Fantasia; Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds; Imagine Dragons’ Ben McKee; Imagine Dragons’ Daniel Platzman; Imagine Dragons’ Wayne Sermon; Jennifer Hudson; Miley Cyrus; Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins; Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett; Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl; Foo Fighters’ Pat Smear; Lorde; T.I.; Clive Davis; Pharrell Williams.
Jennifer Hudson was one of three American Idol alums to perform at the bash. She and Fantasia were co-finalists on season three, while backup singer Allison Iraheta made it to fourth place on season eight.
Lorde (nee Ella Yelich O'Connor), who performed her hit songs "Royals" and "Team," was the talk of the party. Said [Dave] Grohl, "She was the one person I wanted to meet."
"I have so many memories [of this party]," says Fantasia, who would close out the night's performances, as Whitney Houston had done in years past. "I remember me, Faith Evans and so many of us standing in the front watching Whitney. It was very special. I'll never forget it."
Dave Grohl, who won for best rock song at this year's Grammy awards, was also one of the attendees at Davis' legendary pre-Grammy parties.
"This party is a staple," offered T.I. (pictured) "I believe it's just as important and just as highbrow as the ceremony."
Also pictured, AGBW singer Ian Axel, who would perform the band's hit "Say Something" said, "It feels like history has happened here over the last few decades. That room filled with all those people — we're going to be a little starstruck."
Singer Miley Cyrus, who rocked in pink fur from Calvin Klein's collection, was one of the performers at Clive Davis' Grammy party.
"I'm lucky, man, I got the best seat in the house," Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl marveled, looking to his right at Miley Cyrus and to his left at Lorde. Also pictured: Foo's bassist Nate Mendel (behind Cyrus) and drummer Taylor Hawkins.
Clive Davis' three-decade-long tradition brought together a family reunion on music's second biggest night.
Alec Baldwin said the TSA randomly selected his 5-month-old daughter Carmen for a pat-down.
The TSA has found itself on Alec Baldwin's bad side.
"Flying from Nassau, Bahamas 2 NY," the 55-year-old actor tweeted Monday. "TSA 'random selects' my 5 month old daughter 4 a pat down."
As obscure as that may sound, Baldwin reassured his followers that, "I am not kidding. #travelinginUSisadisgrace"
The "30 Rock" star has been vacationing in the Bahamas with his baby girl, Carmen, and wife Hilaria Baldwin.
However, the TSA is not to blame as they do not conduct screening operations in the Bahamas, a senior Department of Homeland Security official told NBC News. Additionally, the DHS official pointed out that the TSA does not pat down children under 12. Lastly, Baldwin's hashtag indicated he was traveling in the United States with his family, but the Bahamas are an independent nation.
On Friday, in a much lighter mood, Baldwin tweeted a photo of his ladies in front of a pool and palm trees.
"I don't care how corny it sounds," he wrote. "My wife is the most wonderful woman in the world."
A “We the People” White House petition on deporting Justin Bieber recently passed 100,000 signatures. Petitions that surpass 100,000 signatures require an official White House response.
Justin Bieber was arrested last Thursday for drag racing and driving under the influence which had some wondering if the Canadian pop star would be deported.
Petitions that have passed the 100,000 signature mark include one that asked the White House to build a Death Star and petitions of a more serious nature like the one below asking Congress to change gun control laws.
A White House spokesman tells BuzzFeed they will be responding to the Bieber petition saying “every petition that crosses the threshold is reviewed by the appropriate staff and receives a response.”
Justin beiber is getting deported by Obama hahaha— Snoopy (@wilder_stanley) January 29, 2014
Justin Beiber getting deported?— мangυ (@Duhminican_) January 29, 2014
Justin Beiber's getting deported— 40 Water (@Lensterrr0_0) January 29, 2014
The nominees for the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards have been announced, with ABC leading broadcast networks with three nominations and MSNBC topping cable networks with four nominations.
Vying for outstanding film -- wide release, are Blue Is the Warmest Color, Dallas Buyers Club, Kill Your Darlings, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, and Philomena.
Outstanding drama series nominees are The Fosters (ABC Family), Grey's Anatomy (ABC), Orphan Black (BBC America), Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) and Shameless (Showtime), while comedy series nominees are Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox), Glee (Fox), Modern Family (ABC), Orange is the New Black (Netflix) and Please Like Me (Pivot).
The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles on April 12 at The Beverly Hilton and in New York on May 3 at the Waldorf Astoria New York. The awards honor "media for outstanding images of the LGBT community."
OUTSTANDING FILM - WIDE RELEASE
Blue Is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects)
Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)
Kill Your Darlings (Sony Pictures Classics)
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Philomena (The Weinstein Company)
OUTSTANDING FILM - LIMITED RELEASE
Concussion (RADiUS-The Weinstein Company)
Geography Club (Breaking Glass Pictures)
Out in the Dark (Breaking Glass Pictures)
Reaching for the Moon (Wolfe Releasing)
Yossi (Strand Releasing)
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
The Fosters (ABC Family)
Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Orphan Black (BBC America)
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
Modern Family (ABC)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Please Like Me (Pivot)
OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE
(in a series without a regular LGBT character)
"Bride and Prejudice" The Soul Man (TV Land)
"LARP and the Real Girl" Supernatural (The CW)
"Secret Lives" Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
"Snow Angels" Elementary (CBS)
"There's the Door" Necessary Roughness (USA Network)
OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
In the Flesh (BBC America)
OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce (Fuse)
Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual (WE tv)
Dream School (Sundance Channel)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Small Town Security (AMC)
OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA
Days of Our Lives (NBC)
OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST
Elton John, The Diving Board (Capitol Records)
Goldfrapp, Tales of Us (Mute)
Lady Gaga, ARTPOP (Interscope Records)
Tegan and Sara, Heartthrob (Warner Bros. Records)
Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City (XL Recordings)
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