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It's with her dark brunette brows that we've come to know and love Cara.
Sometimes the key to perfect sculpted eyebrows is in the length and not how thick they are. Enter Natalie Portman, who with a little help with a brow liner at the ends, is a shining example of how to rock statement, long brows.
Leaving them thick and full at the ends and the middle, Jessica's arch is just over the brow bone.
Full, perfectly-shaped and possibly the most symmetrical of anyone's.
Megan Fox never fails to turn heads. We love how she achieves bold, statement brows.
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ontd, who do you think has the best brows in Hollywood?
Lindsay Lohan claims half of her $75K coat went missing at a New York nightclub ... and it's the SAME club where she walked out with someone else's hugely expensive coat 6 years before.
We've learned Lindsay was partying at 1Oak Wednesday night. She says she went in with a $75,000 2 piece fur coat.
Lindsay claims she walked out with only one of the 2 pieces on ... and when she realized she left the other half inside she went back but it was nowhere to be seen.
We're told Lindsay called almost everyone who was at her table ... to see if anyone had walked off with the half-a-coat or knew its whereabouts.
Sources tell us ... Lindsay claims the only person who she hasn't been able to contact is a Seahawks player ... who she says was at her table.
As for the prior incident ... you may recall Lindsay was at 1Oak in 2008 when she walked out with someone's $12,000 mink coat. The owner sued Lindsay.
Lindsay Lohan ... making the case for faux fur.
Half a century into his career, Billy Joel has taken on a game-changing residency at Madison Square Garden. In a wide-ranging interview, Joel talks about why his career endures, and where it's going
Some 20 years since he released his last album of new songs, Billy Joel, who marks his 50th year as a professional entertainer in 2014, is enjoying a career resurgence.Demand for his live performances has never been hotter, with Joel set to play stadiums and arenas coast-to-coast this year. In December, Joel was feted at Kennedy Center Honors, and "Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust—The Bridge To Russia," a documentary on the artist's groundbreaking 1987 trip to the former Soviet Union, debuted on Showtime Jan. 31.
And then there is Joel's precedent-setting run at Madison Square Garden, with "Billy Joel at The Garden" named a "franchise" at the arena for an open-ended slate of shows that began Jan. 27. The nine shows announced so far are all sold out, as are dates at such venues as Wrigley Field in Chicago, Nationals Stadium in Washington, D.C., and a three-night run at the Hollywood Bowl, among many others.
Joel spoke with Billboard in a wide-ranging interview that covers everything from the enduring nature of his catalog, to what he's been writing lately, and breaking the Beethoven code.
You say you made a lot of mistakes. Clearly it worked out, but name one.
The first mistake was signing contracts without a lawyer. (laughs). But I picked a good job, that's for sure.
What would you be doing if you didn't have this job?
Probably something with music. I didn't graduate high school, so I never got a teacher's education, I'm mostly self-read, self-taught. I always loved music, so I would probably either be in a band with another group of people, or an arranger, a producer, a musicologist, a music history guy, something to do with music. Either that, or I would probably be in jail. Or dead.
Attila [Joel's short-lived 1970 metal duo] wasn't a blues band.
No, that was more of a black band. Heh. Very dark and very bad. You've listened to that?
Yeah, it was on one of your boxed sets.
It was? Oh my God, they'll put out anything these days. I keep seeing these compilations, I don't authorize these things. It's all Sony, or these little indie labels that find twigs and stems somewhere. As far as I'm concerned, the last album I put out was the piano pieces, "Fantasies & Delusions" (in 2001), but they keep putting stuff out. "The Greatest,""The Best,""The Essential,""The Ultimate,""We Really Mean It This Time," c'mon, people think I'm doing it. I ain't doin' it.
I believe the last one was the Valentine collection.
Oh, that was my big night there: "Billy Joel Loooove Songs."
A lot of people probably got laid to that album.
Well, I hope so. I hope some good came out of it (laughs).
It wasn't Attila obviously, but when did your career start to feel real to you, "I'm getting traction, this is gonna work."
I started just concentrating on songwriting when I was abut 20; I'd been in rock bands six or seven years, kinda got that out of my system, I said, "ok, you ain't gonna be a rock star, you don't look like a rock star, it probably ain't gonna happen. So what you should do is write songs and maybe other people will do your songs." I just felt like I had something to write, and the advice I got from the music business people that I knew was, "ok, now you should probably make an album of your songs." Get a record deal, make an album. This just happened to coincide with the era of the singer/songwriter. You had James Taylor, Jackson Browne, JD Souther, Joni Mitchell, singer/songwriters. So I got a record deal—a terrible record deal—made a record, and then the advice I got was, "now you should go out on the road and perform and support the album." There I was still 20 years old, so I went out on tours, didn't get paid nothin', but played, and it kinda turned into this "Billy Joel pop star/rock star guy," which to this day is still kinda funny to me, because that's not at all what I set out to do. I'm not gonna disown it, it's the best job I ever had, but it ended up happening kind of randomly.
You had to be cool to know about Billy Joel at that point.
Well, there was that moment I was actually cool. It didn't last too long, but everybody got that moment. All of a sudden, "he's the hot lick." It doesn't last, but we had fun doing it. We just got better and better and better, the band got better, we became headliners, and all of a sudden boom, there it was. I remember we were opening up for the Doobie Brothers in 1977, "The Stranger" had come out, but it wasn't an instant hit, it took a while to get some traction. "Just the Way You Are" was starting to become a hit, and we almost didn't play it because the Doobie Brothers had a boogie crowd, nobody's gonna pay attention anyway. But we did the song, and the place went insane, "that's the guy who does that song!" We all looked at each other, "what the hell is that about?" then we realized we were starting to get some airplay. From then on it was up and up and up.
What are you most confident in musically?
I'm a piano player. I never thought of myself as a singer, at all. I was always trying to sound like somebody else. I don't like my own voice, I like Ray Charles, Robert Plant, I like Joe Cocker, Rod Stewart, people that have an edge in their voice. I happened to sing in tune, I hope, but I always thought of myself as the piano player in the band. That, I suppose, I'm confident about, and I guess my songwriting developed as I went along and I got a certain amount of confidence in that. The songs are like my kids, I'm proud of all of them for one reason or another.
How was the concept of the Garden franchise presented to you, and what did you like about it?
I hadn't really done a tour since 2010, I was still working with Elton, and the last gig we did was in March of 2010 in Albany. I was in a horrendous amount of pain, I had hip dysplasia in both hips, I could hardly walk. I just had to get off the road. Finally, I got it diagnosed correctly, something I've had all my life that had been misdiagnosed for years and years. So I had the surgery, which takes quite a bit of time to get over. They gave me the option of doing one hip at a time, agony for three months, then again when you do the other one. I said, "just hit me, get it over with." So it took half a year to recover from, learn to walk, do a lot of therapy, get back to being mobile again. I thought I needed a little time off to recover, so didn't go back to work for three years. I played Jazzfest in New Orleans in 2012, a one-off in Australia at some bizarre festival in Sydney, I didn't really start thinking about working again until I played at the 12-12-12 concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief at the Garden. Everybody's there, Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen, the Who, Paul McCartney, a who's who of classic rock and roll. We went on toward the end of the show and did about four or five songs, walked off, we didn't think we were anything special. But after that, people just kept saying, "you guys stole the show!" Wha? I've played Garden before, I thought a lot better than that, but then we got a whole lot of inquiries about gigging again. The Garden contacted my agent Dennis Arfa and said we'd like to do a series of shows with Billy Joel at the Garden. They didn't refer to it as a franchise at first, it was a residency. I heard that and thought, "hmm, that's kinda cool. People talk about a residency in Las Vegas or Branson, Mo., but then you gotta live there. I started thinking, "my gig's at the Garden, all I gotta do is commute." I guess they looked at the ticket demand once it was announced and thought, "wait a minute, this guy can keep playing here for the rest of his natural life." I thought, "I'm gonna be 65 next year, am I gonna be able to do this?" But once a month isn't bad. At the press conference at the Garden to announce this I didn't fully realize what it was until they unrolled this logo which says "Billy Joel at the Garden." It's got it's own logo, next to the Knicks, the Rangers, the Liberty women's basketball team, and Billy Joel At The Garden, and all of a sudden it hit me, holy crap, that's a franchise. Of course, we are doing other gigs, because I gotta feed the elephant, ya know?
How are you approaching the set lists?
At first I thought maybe I can feature a different album every night. The problem is that takes up a whole lot of time in a show doing an entire album. And, as much as I'd like to do a whole album, there's strong points and there's weak points in doing that. What if we just feature songs from albums that we haven't done for a long time, because people seem to want to hear a lot of the deep cuts. We get kind of a mix with our audience, at a couple gigs we've played at this point, there's people that come that just want to hear the hits, and then there's people that just want to hear the deep cuts, so we've gotta mix it up all the time. I don't think we'll ever do the same show twice. We'll keep rotating a lot of the obscure album tracks, and the ones that seem to resonate most with the audience we might do more often. I'm gonna keep trying out obscurities we haven't done for years and years, because I actually like those ones better than the hits.
You really seem to connect on a different level with the audiences in New York.
That's really where I started. When I was starting out, I was playing in Greenwich Village at all those little folk clubs, the Bitter End, the Gaslight, Top of the Gate, all those clubs back in the late '60s, early '70s where a lot of artists cut their teeth: Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young. That's where I kind of made my bones, and I always was able to go back to New York and play in different venues, I must have played every venue there is in Manhattan and the New York area. Yeah, I guess there's a definite bond between me and other people in the area.
You did your first show at the Garden in 1978, has your rider changed since then?
Not much. We have a pretty simple rider. Throw some cold cuts in there, a couple sodas, a few beers, and some popcorn, and I think that's about it for me. I've been to Elton's dressing room, I know he's got one hell of a rider, it's like the grandeur that was Rome when you go to his dressing room. He says my dressing room looks like the back of a deli. But what do I need? I don't need that much. You can't eat before you go on stage, you gotta go on hungry. Another thing I get asked is "do you have a ritual, what do you do before you go on stage?" I walk from the dressing room to the stage, that's the ritual. "What do you do to get psyched up?" Who's gotta get psyched up? You walk up to the stage, the lights go up and the crowd [screams], then you get psyched up. It really hasn't changed that much. Honestly, I think I was a hell of a lot better when I was younger, but we must have something going on. In some ways, I like my voice better now, it's kind of thickened out, and I'm more of a baritone than a tenor these days. I'm singing a lot of the songs pretty much in the same key. I lowered a couple, but those songs are up there, and I kinda like being a baritone now.
I heard you say about when you started, "in an era of incompetence, if you're competent, you're extraordinary." But, really, a lot of those bands, including yours, were very good performers, they toured hard, and that's why so many of them have careers today.
That's true, there is a craft to it. There's an athleticism to it. There's also learning how to do it right. I think craft has kinda been given short shrift for a couple of years. If you knew your craft, you were [considered] too studied, there was something clinical about it, or it wasn't spontaneous or real, or it wasn't authentic, which I always thought was bullshit. If you're gonna do something, do it really well, do it 100%, really try to do it the best you can and I think that's what happened with a lot of what they call classic rock acts. They just did it and did it and did it and learned how to really do it as best as it can be done.
I believe sometimes when an act blows up and is touring at the arena level before honing that craft you talk about, it shows.
That's true. There are all kinds of gimmicks and technical stuff you can use to correct what you don't do right, but if you rely on things and then they don't work, what are you gonna do? You're screwed. Sometimes people don't even sing, they're taped. Sometimes there's a lot of special effects on stage, what happens if that particular set of lighting doesn't work, or there's a problem with the PA system? You've got to know how to keep the show going. People pay a lot of money to go see shows now, they don't wanna know about your technical problems, or if you're not feeling good, they don't wanna know we have a glitch. It's their night, you better do something to earn that money.
The industry is now led by the live business in many ways, which is the reverse of when you started, when records ruled the day.
Think about it, before there was any recording at all, before the technology was even invented, you had performances, that was the state of the art. You had people going on a Broadway stage, or doing classical music, or virtuoso musicians going up on a stage and playing their thing, and people always went for that, they always liked it. Recording made it possible to put lightning in a bottle, but people were still wanting to see the real deal. And I think that's what separates the men from the boys: when you go out on stage, you've got to be able to do it. You can't fake that.
That would seem to play in favor of a guy like you who can do it live. You're clearly not dependent on putting out new albums or being on the radio to go out there and make a good living.
Touring was always something we relied on. You can have hit records, but you're not going to stay at the top always. People have ups and downs, you can look at it on a graph, but if you're good live, you can keep doing it. You can make a nice living out of it, a career out of it.
What is the measure of success now for you?
It still goes back to the mutual respect other musicians have. The people I work with, the guys in the band thinking you did a good job, being proud of each other, and getting a kick out of each other. The same with my roadies, the people who set up the equipment, set up the lights, do the sound, the staging. They're real proud to be working with us, they'd probably tell anybody they'd rather work with us than any other band. The "esprit de corps" is there, we're kinda like a military unit. We go in and we do the job, and afterwards you're proud of the job you did. That's real success to me, when you've enjoyed what you did. Look, the money's great, I've had other jobs and this pays better than any other job I've ever had. But I think it's more about the respect and the pride that comes with having done a good job, and the audience walking out of there really happy with what they heard, making a lot of noise. I've always said about 50% of what happens at a concert has to do with the audience. If you play for a dead audience you're gonna stink. If we play for a great crowd we're much better. You want 'em to make noise. It's kinda like sex, if they don't make noise, you ain't doin' it right.
There's a pretty chill vibe backstage at your show.
These guys are all road dogs, all veterans, they've been doing it for years and years, they've worked for everybody. There' a good spirit on this tour, and good morale is really important. We never sell front rows, we hold those tickets at just about every concert. For years, the scalpers got the tickets and would scalp the front row for ridiculous amounts of money. Our tickets are cheap, under $100, some in the $80s, the highest is about $150. I'd look down and see rich people sitting there, I call 'em "gold chainers." Sitting there puffing on a cigar, "entertain me, piano man."They don't stand up, make noise, sit there with their bouffant haired girlfriend lookin' like a big shot. I kinda got sick of that, who the hell are these people, where are the real fans? It turns out the real fans were always in the back of the room in the worst seats. We now hold those tickets, and I send my road crew out to the back of the room when the audience comes in and they get people from the worst seats and bring 'em in to the front rows. This way you've got people in the front row that are really happy to be there, real fans. We've tried to figure out how to beat the scalpers for years and years, hold off selling until the last minute, the wristband thing, limiting the amount of tickets people can get. You can't fight that secondary market. There used to be anti-scalping laws and they let them lapse from the books. My theory is there's a lot of tax revenue in those secondary ticket markets, these guys selling tickets for $500 to $1,000 gotta pay tax on it, and a lot more goes to government than there would be based on my ticket prices. So why should they enforce the scalping laws. We don't want to play to big shots, I want to play to younger people, people who can only afford a low ticket price. They make the best audience, they make the most noise, they're the most enthusiastic. It's just hard to get to them any more. I tell the audience every night, "I hope you didn't pay more than face value on that ticket, because we ain't worth more than that, and you ain't gonna get any more than that."
I imagine you get tired of being asked about when you'll release new music. Are you writing?
I never stopped writing music, I just stopped writing songs. I've been writing music continually ever since the last album of original tunes, "River Of Dreams" in '93. I had the album of piano pieces in 2001 ("Fantasies & Delusions), and since then I've been writing instrumental music. Thematic music. Some of them could become songs, some could become movie scores, some could be symphonic pieces, some of them could be piano pieces, it's all over the place. It's just pure music, and I never stopped writing it. I've written a bunch of stuff that no one's ever heard, and I don't know if they ever will. I'm just doing it for my own edification.
Do you think the ability to perform live is what really allows a musical act to maintain their career? Are there any "graduated" stars/bands you DON'T think are good live?
Michael Pitt is returning to TV in a major role on NBC’s dark thriller Hannibal.
Pitt is playing the character of Mason Verger, an unstable wealthy patient of Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) who begins a dangerous cat-and-mouse game with the deadly serial killer.
Pitt was last seen on TV starring in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire as Jimmy Darmody. He also co-starred in the 2012 film Seven Psychopaths.
The Mason Verger role will be introduced late in the upcoming second season, which finds FBI profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) in prison, framed for Lecter’s crimes, while the doctor advises the agency on cases. Gary Oldman previously played an older version of Mason Verger in the 2001 Hannibal film, which is based on Thomas Harris’ Hannibal novel. NBC’s Hannibal timeline precedes the events in the film and is also set before the events in Thomas’ Red Dragon so this is Mason how we’ve never seen him before (a cast description for the role compared him to the way Andrew Scott played Moriarty on Sherlock). Recently Hannibal also cast Verger’s sister Margo, who is played by relative newcomer Katharine Isabelle.
Other guest stars in season 2 include the return of Gillian Anderson as Hannibal’s shrink, as well as Jeremy Davies. Hannibal returns Feb. 28.
Sally is the new Ted!
Casting is officially underway on How I Met Your Dad, CBS’ in-the-works spin-off of How I Met Your Mother, and — per just-released casting intel — the soul mate-searching character at the center of the potential series is a twentysomething named Sally.
SALLY | She’s vibrant, messy and unpredictable — a “female Peter Pan who has never grown up and has no idea of where she’s going in life.” She’s thinking of calling it quits with her husband of a year, Gavin. She’ll lean on her circle of friends for advice and support through the inevitable divorce. That circle includes…
JULIET | Sally’s sexy, flamboyant, energetic, party-girl BFF. She runs a successful fashion blog. She’s delighted to learn Sally is ending things with the terminally boring Gavin.
DANNY | Sally’s older gay brother, a Type A, overachieving lawyer whom she shares little in common with. They nonetheless share a tight bond, although Sally’s decision to move in with Danny after her split with Gavin promises to test that bond.
TODD | Danny’s warm, outgoing husband and one of Sally’s closest friends from college. Unlike Danny, Todd welcomes Sally into their home.
FRANK | The head of IT for Juliet’s fashion blog. He’s a hot nerd. He has genuine feelings for Sally, but it’s a one-sided flirtation. At least for the moment.
NARRATOR | It’s Sally from the future. She’s reliving the events of her past to her kids.
While the rumor mill churned with Bryan Cranston, and other older, balder actors, it looks like Zack Snyder and co. have thrown a huge curveball to fans when it comes to Lex Luthor, the long expected villain of "Batman Vs. Superman": he's going to be much younger than you thought.
Warner Bros. has announced today that Jesse Eisenberg will play Lex Luthor in the upcoming "Man Of Steel" sequel, with Jeremy Irons also on board in the role of Bruce Wayne's butler, Alfred.
I'm the best female in hip-hop. Sorry, not sorry. I'm better than most of you niggas too. Real Talk.— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) January 30, 2014
I'm the only new female rapper with her own voice. All the other girls are doing the post-nicki minaj thing.— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) January 30, 2014
Azealia Banks is back at it again. She knows exactly what buttons to push to make controversy on Twitter. Following her recent rant against Universal Records, where she begged someone from Sony to take over her deal, she's been on Twitter today declaring herself as the best female rapper in the game.
The thing is, Azealia hasn't really been dropping music lately so how can we judge this statement? Last time we heard from Ms. Banks was when she hopped on Britney Spears'"Work Bitch" for a remix and that was in October. This lack of music could be blamed on her major label issues, Azealia herself stated on Twitter, "My fans really need some new music. I've been gratefully riding off of mixtape fumes for the past two years but I'm more ready than ever....."
Back to the controversy at hand, Azealia took to Twitter to boldly declare, "I'm the best female in hip-hop. Sorry, not sorry. I'm better than most of you niggas too. Real Talk."
She continued, "I'm the only new female rapper with her own voice. All the other girls are doing the post-nicki minaj thing."
Daniel Craig left Kate Moss a voicemail message declaring his love for her, a court heard today.
Former News of the World reporter Dan Evans told the Old Bailey he intercepted a message from Mr Craig while working at the Sunday Mirror.
The message said, 'I love you, I love you, I love you,' the court was told.
Mr Craig and supermodel Ms Moss were widely rumoured to be dating for a few months in 2004, but never publicly confirmed the relationship.
Summertime happiness! Lana Del Rey is secretly engaged to boyfriend Barrie-James O'Neill -- and has been since the warmer months, multiple sources tell Us Weekly exclusively.
The "Summertime Sadness" singer, 27, became engaged to O'Neill -- who sings and plays guitar in the Scottish band Kassidy -- last summer. (Del Rey's rep didn't respond to requests for comment.)
Del Rey and O'Neill reportedly began dating in 2011. The couple sparked engagement rumors in July 2013 when they were photographed house-hunting together in L.A. with Del Rey wearing a diamond sparkler on her ring finger.
Though the retro-glam New York native typically sings about loss in her broody, atmospheric songs, Del Rey noted to Complex magazine in January 2012 that her "Off to the Races" track on her Born to Die album is about euphoric love.
"When I found somebody who I fell in love with, it made me feel different than I felt the rest of the day. It was electrifying. That's what inspired the 'Off to the Races' melodies," she explained. "That's one of the times when you're feeling electrified by someone else and they make you happy to be alive."
It's the biggest sports media week of the year, so of course Tim Tebow is taking center stage.
The former NFL quarterback co-hosted Good Morning America on Friday, taking part in everything from breaking down the Super Bowl to a "food fight" with NFL legend Joe Montana.
With his playing days over for now, Tebow has been all over recently, as he signed on with ESPN to be an analyst for college football.
Much like some of the reviews of Tebow's work on College Gameday for ESPN, people seemed impressed by the job the former New York Jet quarterback did.
Tebow did a segment with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young on what it takes to play in the Super Bowl -- which was a little weird, seeing as Tebow has yet to make it to the big game, and maybe never will.
Tebow then got into a "food fight" with yet another Super Bowl wining quarterback in Joe Montana, as the two quarterbacks squared off in an a cooking competition.
After losing to Montana in the food competition, and dodging a Super Bowl prediction with Young, it's safe to say Tebow went 0-2 against the Super Bowl champion quarterbacks.
Despite the losses, the initial reviews of Tebow on Good Morning America seemed positive:
To be honest Tim Tebow did great on 'Good Morning America'...he has a future in fluffy news TV like this. Not being an analyst on ESPN.— Erika Esola (@emesola) January 31, 2014
Please don't unfollow me, but I watched a few minute of Tim Tebow on "Good Morning America" this morning and thought he was very good.— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) January 31, 2014
Videos won't embed, check them out at the source. He was AMAZING tbh.
Amanda Knox appeared on Good Morning America Friday to speak with anchor Robin Roberts about her recent conviction.
Yesterday, Knox was found guilty of murder and sentenced to more than 28 years in prison for the 2007 murder of roommate Meredith Kercher. Knox, now 26, spent four years in an Italian prison before she was freed by an appeal. Italy’s supreme court then ordered a re-trial, and that’s when Knox was found guilty by an appeals court.
Knox told Roberts that she was with her family when she found out the latest verdict.”I’m going through waves of emotion in response to it,” Knox said. “My first reaction was, ‘no, this is wrong, and I’m going to do everything I can to prove that it is.’”
Raffaele Sollecito, Knox’s former boyfriend who is still in Italy, was also found guilty yesterday. “I don’t know what I would do if they imprisoned him,” Knox said. “It’s maddening.”
Knox’s voice quivered at points in the interview as she discussed the possibility of imprisonment and her sympathy for Kercher’s family.
“I feel like the only way that any of us can get any of sort of acknowledgement and understanding and consolation is through understanding,” Knox said in the interview’s conclusion. “I understand that this is really difficult, and I can only testify to what happened to me, and hope that people believe me. But I think the answers are out there.”
Watch the full interview below:
MODs, I know there was already a post about this, but this includes her response on GMA this morning. I really think that she's innocent and that the entire case is just a misuse of justice in order to save face. I also feel super sorry for Meridith and her family :(
The pop icon has just become the first person to reach 50 million Twitter followers as of Friday.
She pulled ahead of longtime champ Justin Bieber back at the start of November when both had around 46.5 million followers and she hasn’t stopped adding fans. But don’t give up on the Beliebers, they are still making an effort — the singer is approaching the big 5-0 mark with 49.2 million users. According to Twitter Counter, Katy added 800,000 new followers this week alone.
Lady Gaga’s reign as queen of the social media site appears to be fading even more. The Biebs’ longtime comepetitor for the number one slot has now slipped to fourth, with President Barack Obama overtaking Mother Monster at 41.3 million users.
Congrats on your latest milestone Katy!
nicholson101: We have a different relationship then most. I’m what he could have been if he didn’t follow his dreams. Construction worker never leaving Stratford. It’s hard to see everyone after him because of the decisions he has made. We were all young once but never lived in a corrupted world of jealously, hate and not knowing the truth. Full of talent but sheltered from the world cause everyone is jealous of the fame and fortune but most of all the pure gift this cat brings to people around him. Even for his age I have learned so much especially a life with freedom. He has a great team around him as he makes the transitions from boy to man. ~pick your path for your future and stick with it. Make choices for your self and be happy *Leo Nicholson #muchrespect #lilbro #growing
he ruined his perfect chest :(
Taylor Swift holds no grudge against Jennifer Lawrence for photobombing her Golden Globes interview with Ryan Seacrest.
The "All Too Well" singer addressed the moment when Lawrence crept up behind her during the awards pre-show while she was interviewing with Seacrest at the Grammy Awards red carpet.
"[Lawrence] is the greatest, oh my God," she said when asked about her viral encounter with the acclaimed actress.
Asked if she had any message for Seacrest to deliver to the Hunger Games star at the Oscars, Swift turned to the camera and said:
"Thanks for your friendship and thanks for making amazing terrifying faces behind me on camera when I am trying to do an interview and not mess up. Good luck! I hope you win. I hope you win everything all the time!"
Cyrus appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night, and Leno asked her about Bieber’s recent legal troubles. Cyrus voiced what many people have thought: Can’t he people he can pay to make sure he stays out of trouble? Barring that, “Party at your house. Buy a house, and add a club to it,” she said to audience cheers.
That must be what Cyrus is doing post-salvia scandal in 2010 (a simpler time!). Noting she’s seen compilations of celebrity mug shots online, she points out that for all the scandalous headlines she generates, “I don’t see a Miley mug shot yet!”
“I get the most flack of anybody,” she said. “I’m not doing anything illegal. I’m doing a lot of s—, but I’m not doing anything illegal. Everything I do is legal in California.”
This isn’t the first time Cyrus has weighed in on Bieber. She told Rolling Stone last fall, “I do mentor him in a way. Because I’ve been doing this s— for a long time, and I already transitioned [to being an adult entertainer], and I don’t think he’s quite done it yet….He’s trying really hard. People don’t take him seriously, but he really can play the drums, he really can play guitar, he really can sing….I tell him that. Like, ‘You don’t want to become a joke. When you go out, don’t start s—. Don’t come in shirtless.’ But the thing is I think boys are, like, seven years behind. So in his head, he’s really, like, 12.”
Harry Potter author JK Rowling is suing the Daily Mail for libel over a story about her time as a struggling single mother living in Edinburgh.
The author is seeking unspecified damages from Associated Newspaper for the story which was first published on the Daily Mail’s website on 28 September 2013.
Rowling is taking the action under her married name Joanne Kathleen Murray.
Mail Online picked up the story from the Gingerbread website where Rowling had written about her experiences as a single mother in Edinburgh before she became famous.
Rowling’s legal team claims that Mail Online and the Daily Mail misrepresented her comments, injured her reputation and caused great distress and embarrassment.
The story “How JK Rowling’s sob story about her past as a single mother has left the churchgoers who cared for her upset and bewildered”, went online at 23:38 and appeared in the following day’s print edition.
According to High Court documents, Rowling’s legal team said: “In their natural and ordinary meaning, and in the context in which they appeared, the said words meant and were understood to mean that the claimant had given a knowingly false account of her time as a single mother in Edinburgh in which she falsely and inexcusably accused her fellow churchgoers of behaving in a bigoted, unchristian manner towards her, of stigmatising her and cruelly taunting her for being a single mother.”
Rowling’s legal team claimed the author “has been gravely injured in her reputation and has been caused great distress and embarrassment” by the article.
The document continues: “Not only is the allegation complained of self-evidently of a serious nature, but it was premised on a false picture of the claimant’s article on the Gingerbread website. As the defendant's journalist must have known (since he had read the article) the claimant had not accused her fellow churchgoers of ‘stigmatising’ or ‘cruelly taunting’ her; rather, she had referred to a single occasion involving a woman who had visited the church one day whilst she was working there. There was thus no basis in fact for the central premise of the article.”
Rowling’s legal team denied that any of the congregation who had helped her previously had been “upset and bewildered” or “surprised and confused” by the post on Gingerbread as claimed in the Mail Online and the Daily Mail.
The document states that a woman quoted in both versions of the story had neither been “upset” or “bewildered” and claims that the newspaper had been “misleading and unfair” by accusing Rowling of “making knowingly false statements”.
According to the document: “When the defendant’s journalist contacted the claimant’s representative in advance of publication he failed to put to her or offer any opportunity to comment on the allegations he was proposing to publish.
“This was contrary to basic standards of fair and responsible journalism. Had he done so the claimant would have been able to repeat that which was already clear from the content of her Gingerbread article – that she had made no complaint about her treatment at the hands of the members of her church (indeed quite to the contrary). In the teeth of the claimant’s express denial the defendant would not have been able to run a story making the allegations that it did.”
Rowling’s legal team said the article is still being published on the Mail Online and they want an injunction to prevent the publication of “the same or any similar defamatory words”.
The Daily Mail did not provide a comment at the time of publication.
Acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki let audiences know how he really feels about the anime industry in a recent television interview. According to the recent retiree, anime suffers because industry staff is made up of otaku who "don't spend time watching real people" and are "humans who can't stand looking at other humans."
Miyazaki explained that animating people can only be done by those who spend time observing others, something he feels the industry lacks because it's "full of otaku."
Miyazaki is not known for biting his tongue. Other things Miyazaki doesn't like include:
The Abe Administration, the Iraq War, and the iPad, for which he compared the gestures to masturbation.
Miyazaki whyyyyy.......you should know anime suffers cuz of ppl like Mere Doyle.
"This is the late night pickle ... This is the passing of the pickle."
– Jimmy Fallon, passing down the long-standing (and questionably tasty!) Late Night "torch" to new host Seth Meyers, on his talk show
– Anna Kendrick, who worked up the courage to meet Beyoncé at this year's Grammy Awards, on Instagram
"Shipping is going to cost me a fortune, so Oprah, if you want it, you have to come to my show and get it."
– Ellen DeGeneres, who made a sequined portrait of the media mogul for her 60th birthday, on her daytime talk show
"When women succeed, America succeeds."
– President Barack Obama, who addressed the gender pay gap during the State of the Union address
"Just 'cause you can chew it and swallow it and poop it out doesn't mean it's food."
– Cameron Diaz, on how she resists her Taco Bell cravings, to Self magazine
"I'm a cobbler, I like to make shoes ... When Daniel Day-Lewis was spending all his time playing Lincoln, I was just fixing shoes. He's spending all the time focused on the hat and the pipe and getting into character, and I remained focused – with the overalls and the hammer."
– George Clooney, revealing his secret hobby, during his Reddit Ask Me Anything session
"Things got a little gangsta."
– 50 Cent, who struck a pose with Oscar winner Meryl Streep and NBA star Kobe Bryant at a Los Angeles Lakers game, on Instagram
"Y'all tryna start a roast beef? '@Arbys: Hey @Pharrell, can we have our hat back? #GRAMMYs'"
– Pharrell Williams, responding to the fast food chain's friendly jab over his fashionable Grammys headwear, on Twitter
"Weird thing – everyone who went to the Grammys wound up married at the end – whether they wanted to or not. Steven Tyler is now Mrs. Ryan Seacrest."
– Jimmy Kimmel, on the mass wedding at this year's Grammy Awards, on his late-night talk show
"MTV's paying me today in ones, so we can all go to the strip club after this."
– Miley Cyrus, adding a little banter to her country-flavored performance, on the network's Unplugged
HAPPY FRIDAY, ONTD! :-) xoxoxo
The season finale of Sleepy Hollow aired last week on Fox, and I met Nicole Beharie just before so everything was still a spoiler. She wouldn’t give away anything, so it’s actually safe to read this interview even if you haven’t caught up on Sleepy Hollow. In fact, add it to your Fan TV WatchList now so you can catch up on the first season.
Beharie plays Abbie Mills, a police lieutenant partnered up with Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), who has been transported to modern day Sleepy Hollow. Her captain Frank Irving (Orlando Jones) assigns her to stay with Crane and deal with all the supernatural occurrences he brought back with him, from the Headless Horseman to spirits of possession. Sleepy Hollow will be back for a second season, so get to know Nicole Beharie in our exclusive Fan Voice interview.
Fan Voice: You already go back to work in March. Will you do a movie in the hiatus?
Nicole Beharie: I might. I have some things lined up. I’m not sure what’s the right thing to do at the moment because of the time. It’s either we go back in March or May.
Fan Voice: Oh, that’s a big difference.
Nicole Beharie: It is a big difference so scheduling is tricky.
Fan Voice: Are you getting offered lead roles now?
Nicole Beharie: Here and there, bits and pieces, but definitely more interesting stuff.
Fan Voice: What have you enjoyed about playing Abbie this year on Sleepy Hollow?
Nicole Beharie: I love how she’s been able to change. I’ve been able to play with a lot of different colors. I thought Abbie could be very one note. It could be a very one note character but she just continues blossoming. There are moments where I find humor and there are moments where I have profound vulnerability and anger in places that maybe they shouldn’t be or you wouldn’t see it on the page and it’s happening. And then the intimacy that she has with Crane has been huge. I think people have even picked up on that online.
Fan Voice: I called it first. I thought they would have a romance eventually.
Nicole Beharie: I don’t know if they’re going to have a romance but there’s an intimacy there. There’s definitely a partnership.
Fan Voice: Do you and Tom have to work on the dialogue to make sure it’s not too much that he’s from the past misunderstanding things?
Nicole Beharie: Not really. The writers are so amazing, they do a really nice job balancing all that out so we just kind of have to say it.
Fan Voice: What’s been the most fun action you got to do on the first season of Sleepy Hollow?
Nicole Beharie: In the finale, there was some killer action.
Fan Voice: When you get a Sleepy Hollow script, what’s your process?
Nicole Beharie: I read it like a billion times, as many times as I can. I think that’s the first thing, and then just try to understand the story as best I can.
Fan Voice: What surprised you about Abbie this year?
Nicole Beharie: I guess it’s along the lines of what they write. The thing that surprised me the most is also in the finale. The finale’s good.
Fan Voice: What are you hoping to do in season two?
Nicole Beharie: There are some skills I think Abbie may or may not learn. Things that happen in the finale may open up possibilities for her and I’m looking forward to exploring some of her new talents.
Fan Voice: What do you like to watch on TV?
Fan Voice: I know there’s very little you can give away about Sleepy Hollow.
Nicole Beharie: So little. I’m so sorry. I feel so cagey and strange.
Fan Voice: Is it fun to be on a show like that?
Nicole Beharie: It’s fantastic. It’s a lot of fun because honestly, the only reason that we’re not giving it away is because we don’t want to steal the experience from the audience.
Fan Voice: Do they give you a media prep course for how to handle this?
Nicole Beharie: No, that’s why I’m being awkward. That’s why I’m like uh, what do I say? And then I’m always trying to make sure that I have a different interview with everybody so I’m not just saying the same things over and over again. We’ve been in it for so long and we love it so much that I think it sort of comes out and we want to protect it for the audience.
Fan Voice: Besides maybe a movie, how are you going to spend your break?
Nicole Beharie: Getting a new home and I have some lovely people in my life that I haven’t spent enough time with, one in particular.
Fan Voice: Where is your new home?
Nicole Beharie: In New York.
Fan Voice: How often do you go home when you’re shooting Sleepy Hollow in North Carolina?
Nicole Beharie: There isn’t much time. I think this year while I was shooting, I went to New York three times. You make wherever you put down your hat your home. That’s sort of the gig. We’re like carnies, pick up the show and take it to the next city.
Fan Voice: How did you make North Carolina your home?
Nicole Beharie: I rented a cottage, a little house, a mini cottage with a garden. I messed around in the garden and I hung out with guys like Orlando and Tom. We just made it as home-ish as I could. I also had friends come visit me all the time.