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The song looks likely to soar in as her second Hot 100 leader next week.
Expect a major "shake"-up atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart next week, as Taylor Swift appears headed for a No. 1 debut with her new single, "Shake It Off."
Based on expected massive first-week sales, airplay and streaming, the song looks likely to open atop the ranking. Check out Billboard.com on Wednesday (Aug. 28) when highlights of the chart will post. (The full Hot 100 will update online the following day.)
Swift released the celebratory, anti-negativity anthem on Monday (Aug. 18, just after 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET), when she hosted a Yahoo! live stream. "Shake" introduces 1989, Swift's fifth studio album and first since Red two years ago. The set arrives Oct. 27 on Big Machine Records.
Here's a look at how her new hit is shaping up in the Hot 100's three measurement metrics.
According to industry projections, "Shake" could start with more than 475,000 downloads sold in the U.S. in its first week (ending Sunday, Aug. 24). Such a sum would mark the biggest arrival this year, besting Ariana Grande's "Problem," which bowed with 438,000 sold and debuted at No. 1 on the May 17 Digital Songs chart. (It entered the Hot 100 at No. 3 and went on to peak at No. 2 for five weeks.)
The last song to start north of 475,000 sold: Katy Perry's "Roar," which debuted atop the Aug. 31, 2013, Digital Songs tally with 557,000. It vaulted 85-2 on the Hot 100 that week ahead of its two-week stay at No. 1.
In addition to launching as the top-selling song in the country, "Shake" should begin as the most-streamed in its first week, too. According to preliminary data from Nielsen BDS, "Shake" easily drew the most streams in the U.S. on Aug. 18-19 on Vevo on YouTube: 6.3 million. Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" ranks second with 2.7 million streams in that two-day span.
"Bass" currently leads Billboard's Streaming Songs chart with 8.1 million U.S. streams overall, with 4.4 million via Vevo on YouTube, in the week ending Aug. 17.
While it boasts a strong early lead in Vevo on YouTube streams, "Shake" is not available on on-demand audio services.
"Shake" is also bound for a monster frame of radio airplay in its first full week of availability. On BDS' building chart, the song ranks at No. 10 with 22 million in all-format audience since Wednesday.
Taylor Swift Turns Radio On With 'Shake It Off'
(Because the Radio Songs airplay chart, which powers the airplay component of the Hot 100, follows a Wednesday-Tuesday tracking week, while sales and streaming cover a Monday-Tuesday period, "Shake" debuted on this week's Radio Songs chart at No. 45 with 29 million impressions in its first two days. It was aided by hourly plays on participating Clear Channel and Media Entertainment-owned pop and adult pop radio stations in its first day and a half.)
"Shake" currently ranks at No. 9 on both the building Pop Songs and Adult Pop Songs charts (which run Monday-Sunday). It's on track to make a record-setting start on each list, as no song has ever debuted in the top 10 since the tallies launched in 1992 and 1996, respectively.
In all, Swift seems a safe bet to storm in at No. 1 on the Hot 100 next week.
Should it rocket to the top, "Shake" would become her second No. 1, following "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." The first single from Red vaulted 72-1 on the Sept. 1, 2012, Hot 100 following its first week of availability. It led for three weeks total.
For devotees of the Keanu Reeves oeuvre, nothing is more satisfying than seeing the deadpan actor at his most intense and hard-driven.
As you can see in the first peek at Reeves in the upcoming film John Wick, his fans should have plenty to celebrate.
The film features Reeves as an ex-hitman “out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him,” according to the press notes. The cast also includes Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo and Willem Dafoe.
The film opens nationwide on Oct 24th.
First Look: Keanu Reeves in Action as Vengeful Hitman 'John Wick'
It's been awhile since Keanu Reeves has really done anything worth paying attention to, but maybe a new shot of him getting back into action, and not in some weird medieval fantasy world, will help him get his groove back. John Wick is a new action thriller coming this fall, and while the title doesn't sound like anything special, the first look image of Reeves in the film is pretty bad ass, showing the star of The Matrix franchise armed and dangerous, complete with some longer hair and a beard. The film sees Reeves as the titular character, an ex-hitman who is out for vengeance. Sounds generic, but we're still hoping for the best.
John Wick is directed by David Leitch & Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad (The Package, One in the Chamber). Keanu Reeves plays the title character, an ex-hitman on an adrenaline-fueled path to revenge and redemption when he is forced back into action by a sadistic young thug and must hunt down his adversaries with the skill and ruthlessness that made him an underworld legend. Bridget Moynahan, Michael Nyqvist, Jason Isaacs, Willem Dafoe, Lance Reddick, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki and Dean Winters also star in the film which is slated to hit theaters this fall on October 24th.
Lookin' good, Mr. Reeves
As we know, playing an LGBT character has been a Oscar good luck charm to many an actor, from Sean Penn to William Hurt to Charlize Theron or Hilary Swank to Jared Leto... But how many openly LGBT actors have won Oscars for playing LGBT characters? None. In fact, the only openly LGBT actor who has won an Oscar for playing a character of any orientation was Angelina Jolie for "Girl, Interrupted" (unless you count Jodie Foster or Kevin Spacey) and only a scant few others -- Ian McKellan the only one for playing an LGBT role in "Gods and Monsters" -- have even been nominated. The Emmys, however, are a much different story.
Over the past two weeks we've been looking back at every example in chronological order. Leading up to this year's 7 nominees, we counted 15 different LGBT characters played by 13 openly LGBT actors-
Sir Ian McKellen
Nominated For: In 1994, McKellen received his first of 5 Emmy nominations (in the best supporting actor in a TV movie or miniseries category) for playing real life gay activist Bill Kraus in the HBO movie "And The Band Played On." And then 12 years later, he received one for playing another gay man -- himself -- as a guest actor on Ricky Gervais' HBO series "Extras." These were in addition to non-LGBT roles in the likes of "The Prisoner,""Rasputin," and "Great Performances - King Lear."
Did He Win?: No. In 1994 he lost to Michael Goorjian for "David's Mother," and then in 2006 he lost to Stanley Tucci for "Monk" (he lost those other three too, sadly).
Nominated For: Last year, the amazing Ms. Sarah Paulson got her second Emmy nomination in a row for playing lesbian journalist Lana Winters the second season of "American Horror Story" (she was nominated the year before for "Game Change"). She'd go on to make it a hat trick for this year's "AHS," though this time around she wasn't playing an LGBT character.
Did She Win?: No… she lost to Ellen Burstyn for "Political Animals"... though maybe they'll make up for it this year.
Significance: As noted before, this series has been seriously lacking when it comes to examples of LGBT women nominated for playing LGBT women. Paulson is only third to do so, and the first since 1998, with the "Asylum" season of "American Horror Story."
Nominated For: In 1998, the openly bisexual Jolie received two Emmy nominations for playing real life people, one for the suggestively straight former first lady of Alabama Cornelia Wallace in the TNT miniseries "George Wallace," and the other as troubled bisexual model Gia Marie Carangi in "Gia."
Did She Win?: She didn't win for either (losing to Ellen Barkin and Mare Winningham, respectively), despite winning Golden Globes for both.
Significance: Well, one interesting thing to note here is that Jolie became the third LBGT person to be nominated for playing an LGBT person who dies of AIDS -- of only four ever to be nominated (Ellen DeGeneres being the only exception). Beyond that, Jolie -- who was in a relationship with model-actress Jenny Shimizu just prior to making "Gia" -- became the only (and remains as such) bisexual actor nominated for playing a bisexual character (though many claim Gia Marie Carangi was actually a lesbian). Her tour-de-force performance in the HBO film really also should have won her the Emmy (its the kind of TV movie role Emmys are made for), but hey, the role gave her the exposure that led to a certain Oscar winning role two years later...
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Kim Zolciak Biermann admitted she misses co-starring on “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” but she really didn’t like being a housewife.
The One Direction singer shook hands with robotic spaceman Robonaut at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, as he got a taste of life in the heavens in mock-ups of the International Space Station.
The 20-year-old experienced zero gravity in the centre’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory and hung out with astronauts at mission control.
And he tried on an astronaut's glove before looking at rockets on the tour.
Wits at the astronaut base posted pictures of the boyband star with the caption: “There is only One Direction to get to the International Space Station: up.”
Maybe that should have been Up All Night.
Looks like the Klaine Endgame Express might take a little detour on Season 6 of Glee.
Max Adler, who recurred as Kurt’s closeted gay bully Dave Karofsky during the Fox musical’s first three seasons, has booked a major arc for at least four of the show’s 13 final episodes, according to The Hollywood Reporter — and he might be coveting his former crush’s fiancé Blaine (Darren Criss)!
The popular (and polarizing) Karofsky — whose last appearance came in a brief fantasy sequence during Season 5’s “Opening Night” — originated as a generic, slushie-throwing jock whose torture of the New Directions ultimately stemmed from his own struggle with his sexual orientation and same-sex attraction to Chris Colfer’s Kurt.
Midway through Season 3, Karofsky attempted suicide after his crush on Kurt was revealed to his classmates— and it wound up being his former victim who helped him visualize a future with a great job as a sports agent, a loving husband, and an adorable child of his own.
Since exiting Glee, Adler has recurred on ABC Family’s Switched at Birth, while the characters of Kurt and Blaine have survived a cheating scandal, a long-distance relationship and other growing pains to enter Season 6 engaged, in love and envisioning a future together.
what hope is there for the rest of us if these two crazy kids can’t make it?
Glee is set to introduce at least five new characters — all of them McKinley sophomores — in its sixth and final season, TVLine reported exclusively earlier this month. Lea Michele’s Rachel will reportedly return to McKinley High to reboot New Directions, though Kurt and Blaine’s reasons for returning to Lima, OH remain less clear at this point.
Happy Friday! Get ready for the VMAs on Sunday and Emmys on Monday!
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A woman has leaked nudes of Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson and for once I can understand why women flock to him. To say he is well endowed would be a complete understatement. Mine eyes have seen the glory and I would find the words to explain it but the dictionary isn't big enough. But, enough of my babbling, let's get to the goods.
According to early estimates, The Weinstein Co.’s “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” is practically dead on arrival.
Friday’s projections showed the sequel appeared heading for an opening weekend in the $10 million range at 2,894 sites — far below recent estimates of a $15 million launch — with a meager first-day gross of $3.6 million including a sparse $475,000 from Thursday night shows.
1. Guardians - $16.7 million
2. If I Stay - $16.4 million
3. Ninja Turtles - $15.3 million
4. Let's Be Cops - $10.6 million
5. Game Stands Tall - $9.5 million
6. Sin City - $6.1 million
Despite TWC’s noir-drenched marketing campaign and the star power of Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Eva Green, Mickey Rourke and Bruce Willis, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” is likely headed for fifth or sixth place. It currently trails Chloe Grace Moretz’s weeper “If I Stay,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” the launch of low-budget sports drama “When the Game Stood Tall” and possibly the second weekend of “Let’s Be Cops.”
The nine-year hiatus between the original “Sin City” and the sequel appears to have dissipated any lingering good will from the original, which opened impressively with a $29 million weekend and went on to gross $74 million. Critical support has been lacking with a 41% fresh rating on the Rotten Tomatoes aggregator site.
What are you going to watch this weekend, ONTD?
Comedian Frankie Boyle has called for Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson to be sacked "because he's a cultural tumour".
Boyle said that following Clarkson's apology and his final warning from the BBC after an online video emerged of him apparently mumbling the N-word in the nursery rhyme Eeny, Meeny, Miny Moe in an outtake from the BBC2 programme, he "should be removed".
"He comes from a very bad place and the reason he's tolerated is that he's recognised by people in power ... in fact he's a friend of [David] Cameron's," said Boyle. "He's in there like a fucking growth and he should be removed because he's horrible. Sack him because he's a cultural tumour."
Speaking at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival, Boyle also described Rupert Murdoch as "obviously a c*** and fucking tumour".
However, Boyle defended writing a column for Murdoch's Sun because he said it was "easier to get jokes into than the BBC" and he could talk about things like war and austerity. The Scot recounted an anecdote about being in the same hotel as Murdoch and staff telling him that the media mogul went through newspapers with a marker pen.
Boyle also hit out at Mock the Week, a programme on which he used to appear, saying it would not let him talk about war, instead preferring jokes about sport.
He defended quotas for women on panel shows, asking: "How hard is it to get female panellists?" and said that as a guest host he had tried to get more women on Never Mind the Buzzcocks. He suggested inviting the comedian Sarah Millican on to the panel but, he said, "they implied I'd get sacked".
Boyle is not on television as often as he used to be, with Channel 4's head of comedy, Phil Clarke, saying recently there was no place for him. The Scottish comedian's forthcoming projects are an episode of Live at the Apollo and a pilot on BBC iPlayer about the Scottish referendum – which he says is mostly because television commissioners want to "avoid controversy".
Boyle said that in television there is a "layer of people whose job it is to reject things… and the trouble is, those people are at the top".
Asked if he would have to "act any differently or produce yourself differently" to get back on a long-running show, he implied he would have to tone down. "You would have to, because there's no space for that any more and also I'm not 35 any more, so I don't feel like doing loads of jokes about rape."
When asked if he could be "the old Frankie Boyle" and be on television now, he said no. However, he had no regrets about two of his most controversial jokes – one about the Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Rebecca Adlington and the other about Katie Price's son, Harvey. They had been in context and, of the latter, he said: "It got signed off by everybody."
Boyle was mostly well-received by the audience at Edinburgh, drawing laughs for jokes about ITV's entertainment lineup ("like something from a cruise ship") and when he described Channel 4's line-up as "like Take a Break or Chat magazine".
On the subject of Scottish independence, Boyle said he was "all for it", but "it won't happen".
Well said Frankie, but bear in mind you've also said some dodgy stuff in the past. I'mma keep my eye on you, you annoyingly likeable bastard.
Before last year's MTV Video Music Awards, viewers had no idea what Miley Cyrus was about to unleash on the world, with her twerking and her flesh-colored latex bikini and her tongue wagging. But Dave Sirulnick did.
So heading into this year's VMAs, airing live Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on MTV, what does the veteran producer do to help create those show-stopping moments -- or to manage the ones that no one saw coming (we're looking at you, 2009 Kanye)?
"There are the planned surprises -- planned by us, but a surprise to the audience, which oftentimes is two people performing together who you didn't know until the show started, or something like that. And then, of course, there are the unplanned surprises, which are often very, very fun and we all remember them," Sirulnick told Billboard on Thursday during a press preview of the VMA stage at Inglewood, Calif.'s newly renovated Forum.
"As producers, I feel like what we try to do is work closely with the artists to give them the best platform to express themselves: who they are in that given moment, what they want to get across to their audience," he continued. "But at the same time, putting the right people in the room, all their peers, so the moments can happen. There's a comfort there -- so Beyonce choosing a few years ago to reveal to the world she's pregnant, there was a comfort there with her peers being there and welcoming the audience into that wonderful family moment.… And there's many, many times where we're sitting there watching it happen with the rest of the world, going, 'Oh, wow! OK!'"
One of those planned moments is Ariana Grande opening the show, playing her Zedd-assisted dance track "Break Free" as well as the super-diva anthem "Bang Bang" with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J. Grande teased that her "Break Free" performance won't stray too far from the song's Barbarella-channeling visual.
"It's gonna be within the realm of the video," she told Billboard on Tuesday. "It is space-themed, of course," noting that the vibe will be similar to the "space-glam" look of the mod astronaut helmet she wore for her recent Billboard cover.
Last year, Grande was playing the VMA pre-show, and now she's opening the whole thing. "I'm so excited to be included, but I'm just so nervous," she said. "I feel like I don't even want to process that I'm doing it until after, and then I'll be like, 'Oh, I did that! That's so crazy!'"
Maybe Charli XCX -- this year's pre-show performer -- can make the same leap next year. She told Billboard she's got big plans for her first moment in the VMA spotlight. "It's going to be lots of drumming," the "Boom Clap" singer promised. "Lots of drums, lots of leather, lots of feathers, lots of angels -- it's going to be amazing."
This is her first time going it alone at an awards show, after backing up Iggy Azalea on "Fancy" at the mtvU Woodie Awards, and she's feeling the pressure. "I'm quite nervous, to be honest, because the only awards show performance I did before was with Iggy, so it's a little different this time because it's my own song. But I'm very excited. I've put a lot of effort into it. I think it's going to be sick."
So who else is joining Grande, Minaj and Jessie J on the main stage? It's a mix of VMA vets -- including Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and Usher -- mixed with newcomers Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora (performing their "Black Widow" duet), and 5 Seconds of Summer. Bey will be on hand not only to perform, but also to receive the Video Vanguard Award. Sirulnick said it's this dynamic of classic artists and rookies that makes the VMAs.
"A year ago at this time, a lot of people hadn't heard of Sam Smith. Some people had, but a lot of people hadn't heard of Iggy. A lot of people are just getting to know about Ariana Grande. And here they all are on this same stage with Beyonce, with Taylor Swift, with Usher," Sirulnick said. "And it's their chance to show everybody that they can bring it.
"There was a moment a few years ago when Taylor Swift was the new act. There was a moment when Beyonce was the new act. And obviously we've seen that some of their greatest moments have occurred at the VMAs, so now it's time for Sam Smith and for Ariana and for Iggy and see what they can do."
About that Beyonce performance: Sirulnick promises you're not going to want to miss a thing."Beyonce is a world-class talent, one of the great performers of our time, and she is going to be bringing something to this room, to this stage and to the viewers," the producer said. "She's going to be giving something to the viewers that no one's going to want to miss. You're not going to want to be the person the next day who's like, 'Oh no! I missed that.'"
Bey leads VMA nominations with eight nods this year, but we'll have to wait and see if she's Sunday's big winner. Check out the full list of nominees here. The VMA pre-show kicks off at 8 p.m. ET Sunday, followed by the main show at 9 on MTV.
When Steven Moffat titles an episode "Deep Breath," he isn't kidding.
For a program known for its harum-scarum pace and keep-up-or-shut-up iconography, the Season 8 Saturday premiere of BBC America's "Doctor Who" opens slowly — even with the T. rex — and radiates a newly modern self-consciousness, albeit dressed in Victorian garb. And for fans wondering how the series will accommodate the Doctor's regeneration from 31-year-old Matt Smith to 56-year-old Peter Capaldi, the answer is: Very Directly Indeed.
But first, that deep breath, which, after all the hoopla surrounding the iconic show's 50th anniversary last November, certainly seems in order. Especially since, along with a new Doctor, Moffat has ordered up a new look for the opening credits (more clockwork than fiery cloud swirl) and the interior of the TARDIS.
For those just joining the "Doctor Who" universe, TARDIS stands for Time and Relative Dimension in Space, comes shaped like the blue British police box and is the Doctor's main form of transportation.
That's me trying to fall in with the premiere's obvious embrace of post-anniversary newcomers. The episode opens with Strax (Dan Starkey), that adorably cranky Sontaran, narrating the Doctor's regenerative life span in the form of a video entry, with his own hilarious editorializing. Behind him, series notables Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh) and Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart) attempt, once again, to avert Earth's destruction.
"By the goddess, are you blogging?" Madame Vastra asks Strax with sly incredulity, when she catches sight of the screen to which Strax directs his explanation of how there have been 12 doctors. Maybe 13, he adds, mimicking the actual blogosphere debate, "Well, technically 14."
Having averted disaster, the three answer a call from Victorian London where a T.rex is pacing the Thames, as so many things do in "Doctor Who." Before long, the TARDIS appears, along with the Doctor (Capaldi), dazed and confused, and Clara (Jenna Coleman), also dazed but more concerned than confused.
She doesn't understand why the "new" Doctor seems so much older.
And it isn't just the lines on his face or the silver in his hair. Capaldi's Time Lord is fretful where Smith's was impish, anxious where David Tennant's was manic. (He's also, like Capaldi, Scottish, which seems a wee bit unfair to Tennant, who famously longed to be the first kilted Doctor only to have his brogue tamed into "estuary English.")
As the crisis evolves — humans threatened, this time by murderous androids — the Doctor wanders ragged and mad, a spindly Lear trying to remember why everything seems at once so foreign yet so familiar. Whovians will be able to answer some of his questions, but the Doctor's concern with his new visage heralds a deeper understanding of who, exactly, the Doctor is, and who he isn't.
"You thought he was young?" Madame Vastra admonishes Clara when she seems unable to see past the lines and hair. "Your gentleman friend, your lover? He has seen stars fall to dust. You might as well flirt with a mountain range."
And there it is, right up front, what so many previous episodes have danced around. The Doctor is a Time Lord, more than 2,000 years old. He has saved humanity countless times but he has also killed and banished and damned. He has (or thought he had) destroyed his own planet for the good of the universe.
He has loved and lost and, more important, loved and left. Each and every one of his companions. Even his beloved Rose (Billie Piper) had to settle with a mortal imitation, while River Song (Alex Kingston), the Doctor's "wife," was reduced to a bit of computer memory that he didn't want to see anymore.
"I'm not your boyfriend," this new Doctor tells Clara, himself reducing to dust the starry-eyed daydreams of multitudes.
The original Doctor may have been an old man, just as the original "Doctor Who" was an educational children's show, but the modern incarnation has taken the romance of the last living Time Lord quite literally. Tennant's Doctor especially was a high IQ dream date, seducing companions and breaking their hearts.
To avoid complete repetition, Smith's Doctor took aboard a couple, Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) whose love story, often triangulated by the Doctor (whose heart clearly belonged to Amy), served as painful reminder of what an ageless being cannot have: a long-term relationship with mortal.
Not this time around, no, sir. Or, at least, so it would seem. For all the running and unflattering commentary about the new Doctor's face, Capaldi is an attractive man, if quite a change from Smith. Still, behind his furrowed brow and tendency to complain roil new and exciting storms, which may tilt the tale away from love and longing and back to adventure.
Either way, this Doctor is truly something else again.
are you excited? what are your hopes for the season?
This is how Kim Kardashian attains her hourglass shape.
Kim Kardashian has spoken a lot recently on wanting to lose weight and get in shape after giving birth to her daughter North West a year ago. On Thursday, the 33-year-old reality star revealed how she's working to get an hourglass figure.
Kim posted an Instagram photo of her wearing a corset device meant to define your waist by literally reshaping your body. She captioned the photo: "#hourglass #waisttraining #nophotoshopnecessary."
The corset, which can be purchased at Premadonna's website, is supposed to help achieve that highly coveted Jessica Rabbit look. Needless to say, both Kim and her sister Khloe Kardashian are promoting the product on their social media sites.
If the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star does manage to obtain the figure she's hoping for, just imagine how many selfies she's likely to take then? Does the internet even have room?
what's your workout routine, ONTD?
Taylor Swift and John Mayer were in the same place at the same time on August 20, but it was NO date. In fact, a source reveals to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that Tay was ‘horrified’ to see John again!
Fresh off the release of her catchier-than-catchy new single “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift, 24, was spotted leaving dinner at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, Calif. on August 20 around the same time as her ex John Mayer, 36. Of course, the rumor mill immediately churning, claiming that the two were on a date; however, nothing could be further from the truth — a source close to Taylor reveals to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that she was absolutely “horrified” to see him there. Been there, girl.
“When Taylor saw John it was as if she saw a ghost,” our source reveals. “She was horrified and, for a moment, contemplated leaving. Cooler heads prevailed and she acted as if she didn’t see him but she totally knew he was there and was uncomfortable.”
As if that’s not enough to quell the rumors, our source goes on to confirm that the two are “in no way dating, and they didn’t share any conversation at all.”
Phew. That’s a whole lot of drama avoided. While Taylor may have been doing all she could to avoid John, we feel like he may have been steering fairly clear of her, in turn. The pair dated in early 2010, when Taylor was just 21 and John 32.
While neither party ever confirmed their relationship, Taylor penned the scathing “Dear John” in response to their breakup, and the lyrics were as unambiguous as the song title.
“Don’t you think I was too young/To be messed with?” she wrote. “And you’ll add my name to your long list of traitors who don’t understand/And I’ll look back in regret how I ignored when they said/’Run as fast as you can.'”
Burnt. We’re sure that John gave her a pretty wide berth — what would her next Mayer-centric song involve?! We can’t know, but we’re sure it’s the focus of his nightmares.
This post is dedicated to the fallen Taylor fan kiss-ayumi who was banned. RIP<3
Rosie Huntington Whiteley at LAX
Alessandra Ambrosio in LA
Cara Delevingne and Zoe Kravitz
Hilary Swank in LA
Venus Williams visits Fox and Friends
Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Kim Kardashian at the Artist in Residence Event
Joel and Benji Madden stopped by CBS Radio WJFK 106.7
Tulisa in Barbados
Rumer Willis in NYC
Sarah Jessica Parker at a SJP Collection event in Texas
Nicole Scherzinger in London
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross at JFK
Chloe Sevigny in NYC
The Rock and Irina Shayk promotes Hercules in Berlin
Dita Von Teese at LAX
Pamela Anderson at Chateau Marmont
Jena Malone at LAX
Kate Beckinsale in LA
Eva Longoria at the premiere of Frontera
Sienna Miller in London
Chery Cole- Call My Name live Stand Up To Cancer 2012
Cheryl was supposed to either completely mime or sing along to the backing track in this performance, which unfortunately however never came on leaving her to awkwardly dance and breathe into her mic for the first minute and a half before finally starting to sing live.
Britney Spears- Toxic live Jingle Bell Ball 2003
Britney's platform was temporarily not working leaving her to scream "Go Up!" several times to the stage crew #divaney
Rihanna- Where Have You Been live 777 Tour London 2012
Once again, the backing track was off from Rihanna's vocals and the band itself, leaving BadGalRiri to start it again in the middle.
Britney Spears- Boys live Onyx Hotel Tour Vegas 2004
In Britney's case the backing track never came on, leaving her to have to sing this high-energy number all by herself (shocker!)
Hilarry Duff- Come Clean Live MTV New Year's Eve Show 2004
The track starts skipping at about 2:40 and awkwardness ensues.
Beyonce- Ring the Alarm Live The Beyonce Experience 2006
Beyonce falls down several stairs but recovers like a pro and continues the song as if nothing happened! Despite her best efforts however the clip was soon posted online for everyone to see.
Katy Perry- Roar live 2013 NJR Awards
In a yet unexplained mess, Katy was either supposed to lipsync or someone turned the backing track way too loud for the first performance which then proceeded to slowly break down. Katy was given the chance to re-do it but arguably the result wasn't any better the second time around either.
Selena Gomez- Come and Get It live Jingle Bell Ball 2003
Selena was not only heard saying "what the fuck" before the performance begun, but when it did she was visibly pissed off while also doing a poor job at lipping the song.
Britney Spears- Slave 4 U live The Circus Staring Britney Spears Tour 2009
Don't be so quick to wear leotards y'all! Cause you might risk having your privates exposed to 15,000 people as Britney learnt on her Tampa Circus show
Beyonce- Diva live I Am World Tour 2010
When the light show didn't go on as planned, Sasha fierce continued the show, after proclaiming that someone would get fired! Added especially for appeasing
One Direction- live Scotland
Harry Styles had a powerful moment on stage when a flying show landed directly on his crotch, leaving him to dramatically drop down on the floor.
Resident Mexican Queen Juan Gabriel falling off stage
Our good sis Juan illustrating the dangers of going too hard whilst performing.
Madonna- Where's The Party live Blond Ambition Tour Barcelona 1990
M did not realize that her mic feed was still on after she left her stage, leaving her outbursts being heard by everyone in the stadium.
Britney Spears- House of Blues Tour 2007
Britney had an interesting couple of shows on her 2007 club tour. First, her outfit started falling apart during Slave leaving her to take it off and then run backstage. Then on another show, Britney's backing CD skipped leaving her to ad-lib some live vocals!
Mariah Carey- Collection of interesting on stage ad-libs on GMA 2008 and Today Show 2014
Mariah sure brings a lot of personality on stage! So much so that she likes to add a bit of flavor to her songs by either telling her back-up singers to stop singing her part baybeehh or informing her fans that she's forgetting the lyrics to her songs
Source: Youtube + my abundance of free time
The fall television season now starts earlier, thanks to networks posting their pilots early online to give audiences extra opportunities to decide if they want to devote their time to them. As this trend continues to build, a second fall 2014 pilot has appeared online already, ABC’s Selfie.
The sitcom pilot is loosely based on the Pygmalion/My Fair Lady story. Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) plays Eliza, a narcissistic online celebrity whose image crashes after a breakup. She enlists Henry, played by John Cho (Star Trek) to help her rehabilitate her image and reconnect with the human world.
As Entertainment Weekly points out, ABC has just posted the pilot episode on Hulu, over a month before it is slated to premiere on Sept. 30.
Selfie was written by Emily Kapnek (Suburgatory) and directed by Julie Anne Robinson. You can watch the pilot below to decide if George Bernard Shaw’s work really needed to be updated for the 21st century.
Not amazing but not bad. I think it's cute but unsure how it can sustain in the long run. What do you think ONTD?