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Now that Dany has conquered the city of Meereen, she’s getting a new house. A very big house. An 800-foot pyramid, in fact. Atop this pyramid is a throne room. You won’t see this set for another two weeks on HBO’s Game of Thrones, but EW has a sneak peek below.
The throne room is a huge step up and major turning point for Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), who has spent each season in transit, often living in tents. For the first time, the Mother of Dragons, who is seeking to eventually become queen of Westeros, will have a seat of power and city to rule. But instead of the fearsome and perilous Iron Throne, which is made from the swords of fallen enemies, Dany opts for a modest bench. Yet the room itself is every bit as awe-inspiring as the throne room in King’s Landing and none of it is a special effect.
“It was maybe the the biggest challenge [production designer] Deborah Riley faced and was probably the [set] we were most nervous about,” says showrunner David Benioff of the pyramid and its interior sets. “It’s really easy to go into a big sci-fi territory. It’s really a testament to Deb. She designed both the audience chamber, where it’s a grand room where Dany sits on her bench, and her personal quarters at top of the pyramid — they’re just gorgeous. Incredibly experienced crew people were gasping.”
Benioff adds: “More and more things are CG. But we’ve done these lavish huge sets and there something old Hollywood about that that I love. As much as we have an incredible [special effects] team, the best in the world, and we rely on them for so many things, for the actors there’s something different about walking into a real environment and being in a room that has the power you’re trying to convey. It’s almost like the way cathedrals were designed to create awe. If you were a peasant and been working in fields your whole life and never seen a city, you’d walk into a cathedral for the first time and you walk inside and that’s a religious experience — because you’ve never seen anything like this.”
Karrueche Tran posted a picture of herself at the event with a caption "Hello my name is." Shortly after the "Diamonds" singer posted a mock doodle with a caption that read: "Say.My.Name.". She also changed her profile picture on Twitter.
MStars News previously reported:
Rihanna and Karrueche Tran recently had a Twitter fight after the singer's friends re-posted a picture of Chris Brown's ex-girlfriend on Instagram and started making fun of her new hairstyle.
During Chris Brown's public love triangle with Rihanna and Tran, the women attacked one another on Instagram and Twitter with insults.
Rihanna joined in on the taunting and tweeted about her friend's hilarious post by tweeting, "Bwaaahaaaaa!!!! Yo I LOVE my friends ya cunt!!!" she added, "My bi**hez funny, but my n***aaaazzzz?????! LOL #messy"
Tran has been spotted with the Brown in Hawaii for his music video shoot and traveling with the singer trying to "rekindle" their romance. Recently, the model was spotted with the "Fine China" singer's sports car rocking her new braids. The young fashion designer fired shots at Rihanna and her circle tweeting, "you can't buy class."
Rihanna spat back shortly tweeting, "It's quiet for you and yo dusty ass clapbacks!"
"The Kill" fashion designer made light at Rihanna's friends remarks about her hair and tweeted before heading to bed, "Let me put my du rag on before I go to sleep."
A Gaming Company Devoted to Narrative Tackles ‘Thrones’
By Laura Parker, SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Behind closed doors and papered-over windows here, a half-dozen storytellers have been scrambling to conjure a fantasy world with compelling characters, fierce dialogue and an intricate plot. But this is no ordinary writers’ room: It’s Telltale Games, an independent video game studio that has developed an intense following by prizing nuance and narrative in an industry more often associated with clattering machine guns and screeching getaway cars.
Considered by some to be the “HBO of gaming,” Telltale has set itself apart by adapting popular books, movies and television shows — “Back to the Future,” “Jurassic Park” and “The Walking Dead” — into adventure games released as short, episodic chapters that can be downloaded for $5 each. This model taps the same slow-burning qualities that have made prestige television dramas so popular and allows Telltale to work on multiple projects for less money than some companies might spend on games that sell for $60 a copy.
The studio has recently turned considerable attention to the next big name on its roster, a video game version of the epic fantasy series “Game of Thrones,” now in Season 4 on HBO. The character development and sense for story that sold HBO on a deal with Telltale are time-tested qualities, no matter the format.
“There’s a reason we’ve seen this strategy emerge in media again and again over the years,” said Katherine Isbister, director of the Game Innovation Lab at the Polytechnic School of Engineering at New York University. “Human beings enjoy being in the thrall of an ongoing saga. It allows us to get to know a world and characters over time and gives us a chance to reflect and discuss.”
While producing Game of Thrones, which is due this year, Telltale is also working on the second season of The Walking Dead and on The Wolf Among Us, based on Bill Willingham’s “Fables” graphic novels.
“We’re solving problems on a story level that other game companies don’t even realize are problems,” said Dan Connors, a founder of Telltale. “We’re approaching this like it was a film or television series.”
Mr. Connors created the company in 2004 with Kevin Bruner after they left LucasArts, the video game publishing arm of Lucasfilm now owned by Disney. They wanted to make games as exciting as television — to have people debate them with as much enthusiasm as they did for a show like “The Sopranos.” The challenge with each project is to avoid alienating an established fan base.
Telltale’s first episodic series, Sam & Max Save the World, was released in 2006 in monthly installments. This was followed by games based on “Strong Bad,” “Wallace & Gromit,” “Back to the Future” and “Jurassic Park.” The biggest success came in 2012 with The Walking Dead, adapted from Robert Kirkman’s comic books and the hit series on AMC.
Telltale executives would not comment on the studio’s financial position, but before the premiere of The Walking Dead, Steve Allison, the company’s senior vice president for publishing, predicted that the game could become a $30 million franchise. Telltale now says it “surpassed expectations,” selling one million copies in the first 20 days and more than 28 million episodes to date. The game has won more than 100 industry awards.
The appeal is tied to the game’s ability to make players care about the characters. The five episodes in the first season of The Walking Dead end on cliffhangers, and scenes become increasingly intense. (One memorable scene has the player cut off the main character’s arm after a fatal zombie bite.) Some players have filmed themselves working through the game and uploaded the videos to YouTube; the best ones feature shocked screams and tears.
“It resonated with people,” Mr. Connors said. “It immersed you in the world and allowed players to create relationships with characters in a way they’d never done before.”
Telltale moved to San Rafael almost a year ago from a smaller office near San Quentin prison. There is a studio on one floor, production space on another and a sun-drenched deck overlooking the Marin County countryside. Storyboards keep departments informed of deadlines and progress, and many smaller meeting rooms, where writers gather, are covered in sticky notes. The staff has doubled every year since 2012, to around 200 employees now.
Amid that growth, Mr. Bruner and Mr. Connors felt confident enough to pursue something they considered even bigger than The Walking Dead: “We’re giant interactive storytelling dorks, and we’re giant ‘Game of Thrones’ dorks,” Mr. Bruner said.
Telltale had attracted two top hires from the film and television industry — Colum Slevin, the former vice president for studio operations in Lucasfilm’s animation division, and Stephan V. Bugaj, who had spent 12 years in creative roles at Pixar.
“Nobody else in the world is doing this or thinking on this scale,” Mr. Slevin said of his decision to join Telltale. “Everyone is focused on trying to make games look as sophisticated as films, as opposed to trying to make games be as emotionally and narratively resonant as film, which is a whole different challenge.”
But Telltale leaders knew they would need more than résumés to persuade HBO. Some previous forays into gaming had not met with much success for the cable network: a 2006 game based on “The Sopranos” received poor reviews, as did a 2012 role-playing game based on “Game of Thrones.” Telltale had to make the case that its game would pay as much attention to narrative and characterization as the show, and that it wouldn’t be a cheap knockoff involving the kings and queens of Westeros running around collecting coins or hacking off one another’s heads.
“Other gaming companies want to go gameplay first,” Mr. Connors said. “You have to start with the narrative.”
HBO executives asked for a Thrones prototype, so Telltale produced a 10-minute presentation of what its version might look like.
“We were struck by the sophisticated level of work and high-quality approach to storytelling in all of their games,” Josh Goodstadt, the vice president for global licensing at HBO, said by email. “We quickly recognized that this same level of quality and dedication could be a great complement to the richness of ‘Game of Thrones.’ ”
imo, considering the new level of messy that the series has reached last night, I have high hopes for Telltale to deliver something a bit more satisfying.
Telltale has a story consultant assigned by HBO, the science-fiction author Ty Corey Franck, who is the personal assistant to George R. R. Martin, the author of the books that inspired the TV series and an executive producer on the show. Much work remains before the game has its premiere, and no one at Telltale seems eager to publicly reveal more details. There is also no mention of the game on the storyboards. Even character mock-ups taped to a wall — a man in battle armor and a woman in a flowing purple dress — are, according to Telltale, just samples.
A room for brainstorming is off limits to visitors. There’s a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door, and muffled voices can be heard inside. On a recent day, a pink Post-it joined several dozen others visible through the glass. For all the mystery surrounding the project, it appeared that progress was being made.
Calling all ONTD Telltale-enthusiasts. How excited are you for ep3 of TWD??
Disgraced ex-Food Network starPaula Deen will embark on a 20-show tour nationwide this year. According to the Miami New Times, the 90-minute "interactive" show titled Paula Deen Live! will feature "cooking demonstrations, games, and stories." There will be plenty of "audience participation" in what Deen confirmed to the Miami New Times as her "all-time favorite parlor games": "We are going to play musical chairs and the dating game with the audience. That's the excitement of it all -- my fans get to be a part of the show. I'll also invite some folks in the audience to come on stage and cook with me." Deen's husband will also be on hand to "share personal stories."
This isn't the first time Deen has done a live show. According to a review on her Ticketmaster page a disappointed fan who attended a show in Detroit writes, "What we got was a dissertation all about her. She did not cook, did not discuss recipes or cooking, just talked about herself and the family (and cursed). Not what we expected - or wanted."
The tour kicks off June 21 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, which also happens to be the location of Deen's new restaurant"Paula Deen's Family Kitchen." According to the Miami New Times, seven shows have been announced so far with stops in Atlanta, Savannah, San Antonio, and Nashville. The remaining thirteen shows, which include stops in Jacksonville, Pensacola, Orlando, and Clearwater, Florida are slated to be announced shortly. Ticket pre-sales for Deen's Pigeon Forge, Tennessee shows begin today.
another free song from Justin
Beyonce has treated her fans to an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of her most recent single, Pretty Hurts.
The 32-year-old and the director of the accompanying music video, Melina Matsoukas, talk about the message behind the song, which centres around the pressures on women to have outer beauty.
The video shows the lengths that women have to go to in order to fit in and Beyonce is dolled up as she takes part in a beauty pageant.
'The concept of the video is really a behind the scenes look into society's take on beauty and how it doesn't bring you happiness and it doesn't move you forward in life,' says Melina.
'It's really finding yourself that brings you happiness.'
Looking naturally pretty, Beyonce talks to the camera while wearing a simple white T-shirt and says: 'I knew I wanted to do Pretty Hurts with Melina. I knew she would understand the message of the song.'
In one scene, Beyonce poses with dotted lines on her face as if she is being prepped for surgery.
Turning to the camera, she says: 'I'm pretending to get a face-lift and Botox. It represents all the things that women go through to keep up with the pressure that society puts on us.
Talking over a video clip of herself getting a spray tan, Beyonce says: 'Some of the things that young women go through, it's just really heartbreaking for me.'
Melina added that the inspiration behind the video came from a photograph of Beyonce as a child, where she is standing in front of a fireplace covered in trophies.
Beyonce asks: When you get this trophy and you're looking at it. Is it worth it?'
Melina adds: 'I wanted to recreate that and have her break them and say that it doesn't really advance you to get these awards that are just based on outer beauty.
'It's really about inner beauty and substance.' Summing up, Beyonce says: 'That song represents finding that one thing in the world that makes you really happy.'
Are you happy with the way you look?
The last time that we saw Robert Downey Jr. enjoying a meal with other members of the Avengers was after the closing credits of the first Avengers movie. Earlier today, Downey Jr. shared another behind-the-scenes photo from Avengers: Age of Ultron via his new official Twitter account.
In the photo, Downey Jr. is eating either lunch or maybe dinner with several members of the Avengers: Age of Ultron cast and crew. Along with the photo, Downey Jr. tweeted, “Sunday afternoon in Richmond.”
Visible in the photo are fellow Avengers cast members Scarlett Johannson, Samuel L. Jackson, and Chris Hemsworth. While most of the cast and crew are looking at the photographer, Samuel L. Jackson appears to be distracted by his mobile phone. Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon can also be seen at the table behind Jackson.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is scheduled to be released in movie theaters on May 1, 2015.
Sunday afternoon in Richmond. pic.twitter.com/f4RhyZmtYQ— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) April 27, 2014
Where art thou
Ah, the pivotal early 2000s. These were the years that brought us President George W. Bush (you know, that painter guy), Golden Age Britney Spears, tech vests, techno music, Ricky Martin's bon bon, color coded terror alerts, original HBO programming, going carb-free and of course, one Mr. Spongebob Squarepants.
Does it ever feel like we're regurgitating our culture in shorter cycles to you? For a while, waves of retro and revival came in roughly forty year spans, then it shrank to thirty, now here we are at roughly twenty year nostalgia periods. Much of the last decade was spent looking back on the '80s with a weirdly optimistic view (because that's what nostalgia is, basically) and now it's the '90s turn. In the past two years, fashion went grunge at Saint Laurent, Nick Teen started rerunning Clarissa Explains it All and Doug cartoons in a "The '90s Are All That" time block, twenty year anniversaries for Nirvana's In Utero, Hole's Live Through This, and Pearl Jam's Vs. have caused a reexamination of the seminal albums of the era, Miley is borrowing every reference from the era available and even Alicia Silverstone is back in the news!
Been there, literally. I'm now excitedly planning ahead to early 2000s nostalgia.
Yes, the pivotal early 2000s. These were the years that brought us President George W. Bush (you know, that painter guy), Golden Age Britney Spears, tech vests, techno music, Ricky Martin's bon bon, color coded terror alerts, original HBO programming, going carb-free and of course, one Mr. Spongebob Squarepants. Allow me to look ahead to some of the cultural phenomenon we'll shortly be looking back on.
What a way to start the decade with an "eh." We were all expecting the world to shut down, computers to turn against us and the clocks to cease ticking in an electronic meltdown at the stroke of 12:00 that New Year's Eve. Remember Y2K shelters and their logical next use as Jodie Foster inspired panic rooms? When none of these things happened, we were all relieved that the Terminator: Rise of the Machines outcome we all predicted was silly and we vowed to never react hysterically to any half-baked news story again. Then Fox News came along and parts of America forgot that vow and duct taped themselves into their apartments in terror. Can Y2K panic theme parties be far away?
The Patriotic Post-9/11 Moment
"America is open for business.""I love NYFD.""Support our troops." Because nothing says "the terrorists won't defeat us" like a bumper sticker or a t-shirt slogan.
Britney Vs. Xtina
It was the single biggest argument of the day. No, not whether George W. Bush or Al Gore won the presidency, but are you a Britney or Christina fan? In one corner, we had the Britney inspired school girls and, in the other, the Christina genies in the bottle, waiting to get rubbed the right way. Then Britney did her snake charming routine and Xtina got "Dirrty" and we didn't know what to think. For some of us, the loyalties shifted, but for others they remained true to their original pop songstress. Then there were the original Pink fans; you never wanted to get in an argument with them.
"I Don't Wanna Wait for Our Lives to Be Over!"
Dawson's Creek reached its peak years in the early 2000s on television. Teenagers played by 30-year-olds talking like grad students in the third rewrite of their dissertations somehow equaled ratings gold. Before Dawson and his portrayer James Van Der Beek were a popular crying meme, before Katie Holmes was Tom Cruise's ex-wife and before Michelle Williams was an Academy Award nominee, they were all must-not-miss TV for high school students tearing their hair out to the strains of Paula Cole each week. We all had the Dawson or Pacey/Joey or Jen argument, but my vote was always for gay character Jack, the beating heart of the Creek who seemed to barely tolerate the teenage shenanigans of his peers. He and Jen would just sit back and judge the other people on the show and that was all right by me.
The "Queering" of the Culture
Within the course of five years Will and Grace, Queer as Folk, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and The L Word all debuted on television and suddenly the culture got a lot more comfortable with gay people in their homes. More than gay-themed films (except possibly for the mainstreamed Brokeback Mountain in 2005), the queering of television helped pave the way for more gay-themed entertainment across the board. Props to Ellen and her groundbreaking coming out in 1997 for starting the ball rolling. Also, remember when Spongebob and Tinky Winky were gay for each other or something?
The Last Gasp of AOL
Remember being up all night instant messaging and talking in chat rooms? Now, an AOL email is a scarlet letter signaling fogey status, but once upon a time it meant cool internet features like entertainment pages vaguely themed around something you might like and cool away messages you could personalize and the agony of writing the perfect member profile. The Friendster, MySpace and Facebook stole our attention never to give it back.
The rest at the source!
What do you miss most about the early 2000s, ONTD?
It's nice to know one thing is off-limits in Westeros.
It was beginning to seem like nothing on “Game of Thrones” is sacred.
Last season, a pregnant woman was stabbed in the belly. This season, a child king died, and his father raped his mother alongside his corpse. (Did I mention they're brother and sister?) On Sunday's episode, a baby was sacrificed to the show's ice-zombie White Walkers.
But there was one place that “Game of Thrones” did not go: An adult woman came close to having sex with a young boy — and didn't.
“Game of Thrones” certainly skated the line, though, employing a famously gross phrase of child molesters. At the end of her late-night, clandestine meeting with young Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman), Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) told him the encounter would be “our little secret.”
“Remember — our little secret,” she said, and seemed about to kiss him on the mouth. Instead, she kissed him on the forehead and left. And one of the uncomfortable moments of the show came to an end.
The Washington Post's Alyssa Rosenberg noted how successfully Margaery navigated the situation:
“Watching Margaery seduce her next husband-to-be by recognizing that a boy Tommen's age wants the promise of sex in the future, but the reality of a kiss on the forehead in the present, is a testament to her psychological acumen.” [WHAT??]
We don't know exactly how old Margaery and Tommen are. The actors who play them, Dormer and Chapman, are 32 and 16, though both look much younger, and seem to be playing characters much younger.
The extremely innocent-looking Tommen seems to be about 12. Margaery is at least out of her teens, has technically been married twice (though neither marriage was consummated) and is an extremely gifted manipulator.
She's anything but innocent, especially given the guidance of her grandmother, Lady Olenna Tyrell (Diana Rigg). Olenna inspired Margaery's trip to Tomman's bedroom by telling her how she seduced her own husband while betrothed to his brother. Margaery is also moving from one brother to the next. But Olenna's target probably wasn't a child.
Oh, one other thing: Sunday's episode also included a near-confession from Olenna that she helped kill Joffrey, Margaery's second husband, to spare her from being married to a tyrant.
The show has begun departing significantly from the books on which it is based, which means “Game of Thrones” has more of an anything-can-happen feel than ever before. It can be difficult to watch.
The director of the episode last week has disputed that the apparent rape scene was an actual rape scene. At the very least, it started out as rape, and turned into something else — a dangerous trope that suggests that no doesn't always mean no.
But “Game of Thrones” clearly isn't trying to teach us how to behave. It portrays a vicious, amoral world where the only real god is power. Such a world would certainly include rape, murdered children and all the other horrors of our world.
So there isn't much “Game of Thrones” won't do. But on Sunday, we learned that there is still one line it won't cross. For now.
I thought that the rape scene last week was awful, but this seemed to be almost just as bad??? So many levels of creep I CAN'T
Kylie and Kendall Jenner have two words for Selena Gomez -- GOOD RIDDANCE -- because as far as they're concerned, Selena's the toxic one in their lives, not the other way around.
Nicole Kidman biopic might need to find another U.S. distributor
Harvey Weinstein is considering dropping U.S. distribution rights to “Grace of Monaco” just two weeks before the Nicole Kidman biopic is scheduled to premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Variety has learned.
The problem, according to sources, is that Weinstein is still unsatisfied with the version of the film that the Cannes jury selected to open the festival on May 14.
Director Olivier Dahan (“La Vie En Rose”) has said his film is completed. The two sides have been at a standstill since last year, when “Grace” was originally scheduled for a November 2013 theatrical release in time for Oscars season. A second release date of March 2014 also was missed.
Among Weinstein’s notes, Variety has learned, he wants the film to expand upon the time Grace Kelly (Kidman) spent in Hollywood and provide further context for the political situation in Monaco, a French principality blockaded by Charles de Gaulle during the early years of Kelly’s marriage to Prince Rainier III (played by Tim Roth).
It’s unclear if these extra scenes exist or would have to be reshot. Though the project was not conceived with Oscar ambitions in mind, Weinstein seems to think that he can make it into an awards contender, a la 2011’s “My Week With Marilyn” starring Michelle Williams.
According to France’s “droit d’auteur,” French directors are legally entitled to final cut of their films, though “Grace’s” producers are still open to allowing a Weinstein-edited version in the United States. Distributors in other territories are said to be happy with the festival version, with the release date in France (via Gaumont) pegged to its May 14 premiere in Cannes, and other major territories rolling out over the following three weeks.
Last fall, the Weinstein Co. announced that “Grace” was delayed because it wasn’t ready, even though a completed version of the movie had been shown at a private New York screening.
In October, the behind-the-scenes bickering went public, when Dahan said in an interview with the French newspaper Liberation that he would fight to keep his version of the picture. “It’s right to struggle, but when you confront an American distributor like Weinstein, not to name names, there is not much you can do,” Dahan said at the time. “Either you say ‘Go figure it out with your pile of shit’ or you brace yourself so the blackmail isn’t as violent.”
If the Weinstein Co. bails, it could be a blessing in disguise for producers Arash Amel and Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, who could then offer the biopic to another U.S. distributor. As it is, “Grace” is just one of many projects caught in limbo at TWC, where stories of “Harvey Scissorhands” have reached a fever pitch, affecting everything from “The Grandmaster” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” last summer to upcoming “Snowpiercer” (which is finally opening on June 27 as the director’s cut), “The Immigrant” (receiving a virtually unpublicized four-screen release on May 16) and “The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet” (still undated).
A press release from the Weinstein Co. sent to journalists last week about the company’s Cannes omitted “Grace of Monaco” and instead touted the re-edited version of “Eleanor Rigby,” which premiered at Toronto as two back-to-back features (“His” and “Hers”) last September.
The Weinstein Co. did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Weinstein is expected to make a final decision this week.
Kanye West is planning to release a spoken word album.
The 'Bound 2' hitmaker will reportedly make the three-hour recording available on vinyl, and it will feature everything from his views on the environment to life with fiancee Kim Kardashian and their 10-month-old daughter North.
A source said: ''Kanye loves the sound of his own voice and this will be the ultimate in self-indulgence.
''He has very strong views on everything from music and art to politics and the environment. He's forever recording his opinions on tape.
''He says he's doing it for posterity and thought about turning them into a book or even donating them to a museum.''
Kanye is said to be excited by the ''groundbreaking'' record and has set his sights on it winning awards.
The source told The Sun newspaper: ''Kanye likes to push the boundaries and thinks this is very groundbreaking. He's hoping it'll win him a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album.''
And for fans who are particularly enamoured by the project, there will be a special extended version of the album available for download.
The source said: ''What's more, he's planning on making 24 hours of his speech recording available to download so fans can listen to his views round the clock.''
Andrew Garfield gets a high-five from a tiny fan during his visit to PS 93 in the Bronx, New York City on Friday afternoon.
The 30-year-old actor and Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb, along with Worldwide Orphans Foundation’s Dr. Jane Aronson, stopped by the school as part of the Be Amazing Volunteer Day.
On the same day, Andrew‘s girlfriend and Amazing Spider-Man 2 co-star Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx volunteered their time to I.S. 145 Joseph Pulitzer in Queens.
Emma also visited Gilda's Club in New York to make friendship bracelets and to pack Spidey-kits in red backpacks, which included supplies like markers, a Spider-Man mask and toy.
Worldwide Orphans Foundation’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 screening
Andrew Garfield munches on a Baked By Melissa mini-cupcake from Dr. Jane Aronson during the Worldwide Orphans Foundation’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 screening on Sunday night (April 27) in New York City.
The 30-year-old actor helped the charity raise over $10,000 that day, according to the organization’s Facebook page.
“I’m in awe of what Jane and her team do,” Andrew said at the event. “It’s a true Spider-Man life.”
Lindsay Lohan‘s upcoming movie Inconceivable is having trouble securing financing and insurance for the troubled starlet because of her unprofessional behavior and diva antics, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
It's a real coup for Radio 1 to secure the booking of One Direction, who are scheduled to perform in Dublin the same day. Other acts announced performing at the free bonanza at Glasgow Green are Bastille, Jake Bugg, Lily Allen and Pharrell. Rita Ora and Paolo Nutini are also taking to the stage, as are rockers Kings of Leon - who are topping the bill on Sunday night.
Also making an appearance are Tinie Tempah, John Newman, The Vamps and The 1975.
Coldplay are headlining on the Saturday night, after front-man Chris Martin broke the news while appearing in the Live Lounge. The free music event takes place in May and already boasts a line-up which includes Pharrell, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Paolo Nutini and more
Katy Perry said: “Your Saturday line-up is dope. I’ll see you on the weekend, I’m so excited.
One Direction said: “We’re so excited to perform at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow. Glasgow we are coming to get you. We’re going to put on a great show and we can’t wait to see you all there.”
Nathan Followill, Kings of Leon drummer said: “We’re so excited to play Radio 1’s Big Weekend. We’ve heard great things, and we can’t wait to experience them first-hand.” Ben Cooper, Controller, Radio 1 and 1Xtra said: “It’s a phenomenal line-up, probably the best in the world this year, in one of the world’s great music cities.”
The 50,000 free tickets for this year's event were sold-out in less than one hour.
Ladies man Harry suggested that Niall quit moaning and ‘get on Tinder!’
Niall has previously been linked to pop star Selena Gomez, model Barbara Palvin and Made In Chelsea star Louise Thompson. Despite Harry's teasing, celebs such as Lindsay Lohan and Katy Perry have reportedly jumped on the Tinder bandwagon.
What would you do if you found one of the One Direction boys on Tinder, would you be swiping left or right???
The boys have just started their world arena tour after enjoying a few months of R&R following a crazy mad hectic 2013.
Are you on Tinder, ONTD?
As season six draws to a close, fans are eagerly anticipating the crowning of America's Next Drag Superstar on RuPaul's Drag Race. Who will it be? The show's reigning insult queen, Bianca Del Rio, the budding star, Adore Delano or the fishiest of fishy queens, Courtney Act?
While the show is still eliminating queens, viewers can plan a trip to Las Vegas for the finale airing on May 19.
In partnership with Logo TV, the New Tropicana Las Vegas Resort and Casino will host a live finale viewing party during which one queen will be crowned the winner of season six. The event will be emceed by Shangela, while last year's winner, Jinkx Monsoon, will hand over the mantle to one of the finalists.
Those wanting to make a weekend event of it can soak up the sun at Xposed!, the hotel's new gay pool party happening every Saturday throughout the summer season. The party is one fishy good time.
While tickets are free, space is limited. So grab them while you can.src
Slay a bit, Court. Hole fans: Look out for references to "Burn Black" and "Dying". The howling at the end is a thing of legend. ONTD, when will your faves?