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- 10/12/14--20:36: There is now a James Franco colouring book
- 10/12/14--20:37: Jessica Chastain Teases Interstellar: "It's Definitely A Love Story"
- 10/12/14--21:32: Triumph Takes On Times Square Mascots
- 10/12/14--21:32: Hilary Duff in New York - Filming Younger & Promoting All About You
- 10/12/14--21:44: Jessie Ware - "12"
- 10/12/14--22:56: Cosplay is bad for the economy?
- 10/12/14--22:57: Marvel Announces New Ongoing Comics!
- 10/12/14--22:57: Revenge 4x04 Promo - Meteor
- 10/12/14--22:59: Keanu Reeves Talks About The Idea Of Playing Doctor Strange
- 10/12/14--22:59: Chad Kroeger Laughs Off the Ban Nickelback Campaign
- 10/12/14--23:00: Taylor Swift: "I Don't Know If I'll Have Kids" + Instyle Spread
- 10/13/14--18:24: Variety: Robert Downey Jr. to Join ‘Captain America 3′ for CIVIL WAR
- 10/13/14--18:32: This is a George Harrison Post
- 10/13/14--18:33: Penelope Cruz Named “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire
Underage girls of ONTD, have we got a treat for you!! The man of your dreams is starring in his own colouring book.
That’s right, Colour Me Good artist Mel Elliott – who previously brought the world a similar effort featuring Benedict Cumberbatch – have now dedicated an entire tome to the actor and filmmaker.
And as with the Cumberbatch book it puts Franco into a series of odd situations just waiting to be livened up with a spot of colour.
Work your artistic magic on a drawing of James first thing in the morning!!
Or how about giving him a makeover? As the book says, ‘James looks stunning in all his makeup. But he is lacking jewellery, a nice hairdo and a blouse.’ Well that’s where you come in…
Use your imagination. It can make your day much more exciting and interesting. You'll find yourself more motivated and happy.
Source. The book is on sale now, just in time for drawing up your Christmas wishlist.
Get your copy now!!
We can't wait to see Interstellar.
"I'll tell you a little bit," the Oscar nominee teased. "I'll tell you about my character. I play a woman who is like a scientist. She's super super smart and scientific and she's not whole at the beginning when we see here. There's an emotional part missing that we then wonder, ‘Does she become completed by the end? Is there that journey?' I would say yes."
Several award season pundits have Jessica now in the mix for Best Supporting Actress for the movie, I don't know if she can get in there BUT I am very excited for the movie to come out. Right now, Patricia Arquette remains the frontrunner for Boyhood.
Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Tell! After almost a month of marriage, Lauren Conrad and William Tell are happier than ever, attending their first post-wedding event at the 5th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades, Calif. on Saturday, Oct. 11.
The newlyweds were smitten with one another at the event, answering a few questions together before watching the match.
"It doesn't feel too different -- we felt married before we were actually married," the fashion designer, 28, tells Us Weekly.
And though it feels natural after several years together, Tell loves that they made it official.
"I could get used to this," the law school grad, 34, tells Us pointing to his wedding band.
After their September wedding, the Tells left for a European getaway where they drove around the countryside.
"We did Sicily in Italy and then Santorini in Greece," Conrad revealed. "I think our favorite part about Sicily was the food. We just had amazing meals everywhere. We rented a car and drove around, it was a beautiful place."
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For LC's wedding album, go here.
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wedding post! dream honeymoon, styles, themes etc!
Hilary out and about in Manhattan New York - October 6th
Hilary outside GMA Studios in New York - October 7th
Hilary outside Live with Kelly and Michael - October 8th
Filming Younger in Brooklyn - October 7th
Filming Younger in Manhattan - October 8th
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His Hollywood family is worth nearly $500 million but the troubled homeless stepson of Barbra Streisand whiles away his days sitting on benches and rummaging through public trash cans.
Jess Brolin, son of actor James Brolin and brother to Josh, was recently photographed picking through garbage where he lives in Ojai, California.
After losing his $800 per month apartment in 2011, the 41-year-old now lives on the streets and sleeps in vacant lots not 80 miles from his millionaire showbiz family's home.
The source said: 'It is a heartbreaking situation.
A spokesman for the Brolin family admitted they've done everything in their power to help Jess.
'We have offered help and support and we continue to do so,' the spokesman said. 'We love him very much and only want what is best for him.'
Teresa is speaking out about going to prison and admitting that she feels guilty every day for her actions. Teresa says she is ready to learn from her mistakes, focus on the positives, and come back stronger.
“I wish I could do everything differently,” a tearful Teresa acknowledges. “But then again, maybe not, because this is a life lesson I need to learn and will learn, and will teach my children for the rest of my life, just as Judge Salas told me she expected me to do.”
Unfortunately, a week after sentencing, Teresa is still reeling from the news that she will serve time – including recently stating that she didn’t understand that by accepting a guilty plea there was a very real possibly that she would serve time instead of receiving probation as she expected.
Teresa’s crisis PR manager, Wendy Feldman, explains to Us Weekly that her client’s comments were a reaction to the incredible burden Teresa has been under: working to keep their family financially afloat, filming, caring for her daughters, and trying to remain strong while dealing with her legal issues, and Joe’s. “Teresa is physically tired, emotional and in a state of fear,” Wendy says.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars Yolanda Foster and newcomer Lisa Rinna attended the Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills, Calif., Saturday night wearing two identical dresses.
Between the color, shape, length and even the accessories, these two ladies could have called themselves twins at the bi-annual event.
Both ladies were on-hand to support the good cause as well as David Foster, who served as the music director of the evening. Jennifer Hudson, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Josh Groban were performers for the fundraiser.
While some may find the matching outfits to be an awkward moment, Rinna and Foster appeared to embrace it as they posed for multiple pictures together on and off the red carpet.
Sunday night is “Housewives” night, and it’s probably best it might be best if we all left their shenanigans on TV in our off hours. We can’t (and shouldn’t) pull stunts like the pros!
Bravo’s housewives live glamorous lives, and it can be really easy to get caught up in their image. Some would even love to model their own existence after what they see on TV.
However, since throwing drinks, being loud, and getting over-dramatic is part of their act, we strongly advise against acting like your fave Bravo housewife. It’s not a good look in real life! Don’t believe us?
Find out what happened when two Buzzfeed workers took their social cues from “The Real Housewives” franchise. It’s hilarious, but it doesn’t end well.
Jacqueline has issues with Teresa and it appears she is looking to find people who might be a better fit. Perhaps that is why Laurita suggested that Danielle returns to the Bravo series in the upcoming season. According to Reality Tea on Friday, Danielle spoke out about Teresa’s upcoming sentence and she made it out to be that she was available if the producers want her back in the show.
Apparently Danielle was heard by the cast too, as Jacqueline suggested to fans that the star should be considered for an upcoming season. The shocking revelation was a surprise to the viewers of the show.
So what was Jacqueline’s reasoning for considering Danielle? Well, she was looking to “spice things up.” While the ladies on the reality show do bicker and fight, Staub has been pretty entertaining to watch in the past and viewers appreciate that she speaks her mind. Compared to Teresa Giudice, she might be a breath of fresh air and a good choice while Teresa is serving her time.
It’s a good week for Tamra Judge! The Real Housewives of Orange County star was victorious in a custody battle court hearing with her ex-husband, Simon Barney, on Thursday.
In court, Simon asked for “sole physical custody” of the pair’s kids, Sidney, 15, Spencer, 14, and Sophia, 8, claiming the reality star was a “negligent” mother. Due to lack of evidence, though, the judge dismissed his motion for a custody change regarding Spencer and Sophia. The status for Sidney was not decided, with another hearing set for December.
“I’m extremely happy!” Tamra told Star after the hearing. “I’m so happy this nightmare is over for my children’s sake. What Simon did to tarnish my image was so damaging to the children. To make up horrible stories about the mother of his children is horrible. I’ve never been anything but a wonderful, hands-on mother to our children. Shame on him for putting everyone through such an emotionally draining experience. I hope that this will stop his constant harassing and make him move on with his life.”
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Jessie Ware’s sophomore album, Tough Love, comes out soon. So far, we’ve heard a lot of songs and previews of songs from the record, but here’s something that won’t show up on it when it drops. It’s a demo for a song called “12″ that was made with Rhye’s Robin Hannibal and producer Salva. Here’s what Ware had to say about it: “I made 12 with Robin Hannibal last year at Red Bull Studios London. Loved him since hearing Quadron’s Average Fruit and although this track never made it onto ’Tough Love’, it was a joy to work with Robin finally. This is a song for my Sam and I hope you like it, play it late and go kiss someone.” Listen below.
Just an excuse to talk about this beautiful record tbh!! I love the demo though
Imagine you're a college graduate stuck in a perpetually lousy economy. That's a problem Japanese twenty-somethings have faced for more than 20 years. Two decades of stagnation after the collapse of the 1980s real-estate and stock bubbles — combined with labor laws making it tough to fire older workers — have relegated vast numbers of Japanese young adults to low-paying, temporary contract jobs. Many find themselves living with their parents well into their twenties and beyond, unmarried and childless.
Then again, they do have plenty of time to dress up like wand-wielding sailor girls and cybernetic alchemist soldiers from the colorful world of anime cartoons and manga comics. Indeed, Japan's Lost Decades have coincided with a major spike in "people escaping to virtual worlds of games, animation, and costume play," Masahiro Yamada, a sociology professor at Chuo University in Tokyo, recently told the Financial Times. "Here, even the young and poor can feel as though they are a hero."
It's hard to blame them. After all, it's not that these young adults in Japan are resisting becoming productive members of the economy — it's that there just aren't enough opportunities for them. So an increasingly large number of them spend an increasingly large amount of time living in make-believe fantasy worlds, pretending they are someone else, somewhere else. This is a very bad thing for the Japanese economy.
And guess what: America has a growing number of make-believe "cosplay" heroes, too. Many of the 130,000 people who attend the San Diego Comic Con every year invest big bucks in elaborate outfits as a way of showing off their favorite Japanese characters, as well as those from American superhero movies, comics, and "genre" televisions shows such as Game of Thrones. And this trend is growing — the crowd at Comic Con was one-third this size in 2000. In 2013, the SyFy channel even created a reality show about the trend, Heroes of Cosplay.
The rise in popularity partly stems from the 1990s influx of Japanese anime and manga. But America's own post-bubble economic funk is also probably playing a role. U.S. economic growth has averaged just 1 percent annually since 2006, as the Great Recession has been followed by a weak recovery. And that anemic growth has dimmed prospects for young job seekers. The unemployment rate for men and women 20 to 24 years old is 11.4 percent, versus a low of 7.2 percent in 2007. And as a new White House report notes, workers who get their first jobs during a recession earn as much as 9 percent less per year than those who do not — and the effect lasts for as much as 15 years.
When you're disillusioned with the reality of your early adult life, dressing up like Doctor Who starts looking better and better. It's not to say that all or even most cosplay aficionados are struggling to find work. It's only to say that any rise in people fleeing reality for fantasy suggests problems with our reality.
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Marvel Comics was very busy today at New York Comic Con, where they announced a number of new comic books as well as the end of a long time title.
The first announcement was that Hawkeye, launched by writer Matt Fraction and David Aja and concluding very soon, will be relaunched next year with Green Arrow writer Jeff Lemire making his Marvel debut and Ramon Perez on art duties.
Marvel’s first new title revealed, which should come as no surprise given the upcoming film, is Ant-Man from Superior Foes of Spider-Man writer Nick Spencer and artist Ramon Rosanas which will see Scott Lang as the titular hero.
Another new title announced was Silk, a new series focusing on the recently-introduced Cindy Moon who it was revealed was also bitten by the same spider that gave Peter Parker his powers. “Supernatural” writer Robbie Thompson will pen the series with art by Stacey Lee. It will debut in February of 2015.
In addition, another spider-themed book was announced, as none other than the newly-created “Spider-Gwen” was revealed to be getting her own ongoing comic series. Set in an alternate universe from the “616″ Marvel U, Spider-Gwen takes place in a world where Gwen Stacy was bitten by the radioactive spider instead of Peter Parker. Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez, who wrote and drew the Edge of Spider-Verse issue where she debuted, will return for the ongoing series.
Moving to the outer reaches of the Marvel U, it was also revealed that Guardian of the Galaxy Gamora will be getting her own solo comic series, making it the fourth “Guardians” spin-off title being published. The new comic will be written by Nicole Perlman, who co-wrote the script for the film version of Guardians of the Galaxy. It will debut in Spring 2015.
I was curious/skeptical about the direction they were going to take this season and how they were going to handle the sudden resurrection of DC but so far I'm here for it. I can only imagine what next weeks ep is going to be like... getting my tissues ready tbh
Keanu Reeves might be interested in playing Doctor Strange, should the right situation present itself.
In an interview with Collider, Reeves responded to the online chatter that he should don the Eye of Agamotto. Essentially, Reeve's is apprehensive about signing any of the long-term contracts that Marvel studios is famous for. The last thing he wants, he suggested, is to be strapped to a future film that's not "up to a certain level. Like a good or great level."
However, Reeves also added, "I like the idea. I mean I go to those kinds of movies. I like superhero movies. I grew up on them and comics and graphic novels."
While he's never read a Doctor Strange comic, Reeves said he that would like to read some and familiarize himself with the character. So--we'll take that as a "maybe?"
If Reeve's eventually takes the role, it wouldn't be his first spin as a comic book character. He played John Constantine in 2005 film Constantine, which was met with a lukewarm response (Bitch, Constantine was great)
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Doctor Strange does not have a release date just yet, but it is currently in development at Marvel Studios with director Scott Derrickson attached.
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger has laughed off an online attempt to have his outfit banned from the UK.
Taylor Swift flaunted her gorgeous looks for InStyle's November issue.
The blond beauty gave a killer smize on the mag's cover while rocking a pair of leather pants and embellished top, but it doesn't even come close to the multiple smoldering shots from her photo spread inside the mag. And along with getting her model on for the camera, T.Swift talked about a variety of things including marriage and whether or not she'll be a parent someday (not that she needs to worry about any of that right now).
As for tying the knot, the 24-year-old says, "I'm too young to get married. Not agewise, but I know myself, so why try to meet someone right now when I know I'm too young to do something serious?"
For now, the singer is just focused on her work and spending time with her famous girlfriends. She tells People's 40th anniversary issue, her "group of friends," which includes Lena Dunham (oh, honey, no), Lorde, Selena Gomez and Jaime King (just to name a few), "are the most important thing to me right now."
"They are so fun and know me and like me for who I actually am," she says. "It's really wonderful to have someone like Lena Dunham in my life. We have the same responsibility and the same pressure that's on you when you write every single word you end up performing."
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As if the world needed another dating site, comic-turned-talk show host-turned
dating expert-turned game show host Steve Harvey is stepping into the hookup
game. Last week Harvey launched his new site, Delightful.com, which is an
offshoot of the company that owns Match.com, OkCupid and Tinder.
But Delightful isn’t just any dating site. It’s a misogynist’s dream.
In an interview with Forbes, Harvey explains the rationale behind Delightful.
“Women are wired differently,” he says.
Insert every “women are from Venus and men are from Mars” cliché.
“The one thing I know about women is, women don’t really want to just date,” he
says. “They want to date with the hope that it leads to a relationship.
“A man doesn’t have any problem at all dating several or a wide variety of
people until he finds the right one,” he continues. But women, as a rule, don’t
want to do that, and the reason is scientific: “A lot of women have that
biological clock that ticks in them.”
Harvey went on to say that women are too picky when it comes to dating, so
Delightful will help them broaden their horizons. The site will also include
advice columns for women on “how to become more dateable,” according to Forbes.
Let’s not forget, it doesn’t come free, though. Subscription prices can run you
$29.99 for one month’s access to six months billed in one payment of $107.94.
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Robert Downey Jr. is on the verge of signing on to “Captain America 3,” a move that would bring the Civil War storyline from Marvel’s comicbooks to the bigscreen and trigger the start of a new phase of movies from Marvel Studios.
The actor is in final negotiations to play billionaire Tony Stark in the third installment, which is slated to begin production in the Spring for a May 6, 2016 release. Downey is already set to suit up as Iron Man for next year’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “The Avengers 3.”
The deal is significant for the Marvel cinematic universe considering the plot will pit Stark against Captain America’s alter-ego Steve Rogers, played by Chris Evans, as they feud over the Superhero Registration Act, which forces anyone with superhuman abilities to reveal their identities to the U.S. government and agree to act as a police force for the authorities.
Stark supports the program, but Rogers does not, saying it threatens civil liberties, causing sides to be taken and Rogers, among others, to go on the run to avoid arrest. The moral question and battle with his Avengers teammate essentially makes Stark a villain of sorts in “Captain America 3,” providing Downey with a meaty role he could play out into future Marvel films, including a fourth “Avengers.”
IN THE CURRENT issue of MOJO, esteemed scribe Mat Snow delves deep into the weird, wired and wonderful world of George Harrison in the 1970s. With his early solo albums on Apple collected in a new box set, there’s never been a better time to explore the reluctant Beatle’s confounding catalogue.
And as an audio-visual companion, we’ve unearthed 10 clips that reveal the sweet highs and bitter lows of the Quiet One’s most contradictory decade, from his sashaying live solo debut at the Concert For Bangladesh in August 1971 and rare footage of his ill-starred 1974 US tour, to quirky wonders such as Harrison providing a guided tour of his Friar Park mansion in the Crackerbox Palace promo video and performing The Pirate Song on Python Eric Idle’s Rutland Weekend Television show.
If Not For You
Concert For Bangladesh Rehearsal
MOJO SAYS: This is just lovely, Bob Dylan and George Harrison rehearsing for The Concert For Bangladesh with the Bob song that George covered on All Things Must Pass. What’s especially nice about this is how the two versions merge, the points where Dylan appears to be doing a George impersonation (and vice versa) and those moments where the two appear to be looking at each other, marvelling that this is even happening at all.
The Pirate Song
Rutland Weekend Television Show, Christmas 1975
MOJO SAYS: According to Mat Snow’s George article in this month’s MOJO, this might even be Harrison’s most pivotal ’70s recording, the point at which George obliged his friend Eric Idle and appeared on the ex-Python’s Rutland Weekend Television show as a peg-legged and parrot-shouldered corsair, and singing his own composition, The Pirate Song. It was the first inkling of a new career working with the Pythons in film production and a possible yah-boo to Eric Clapton who, says Neil Innes, “always wanted to come on stage with a stuffed parrot on his shoulder”.
Tony Wilson interview Granada Reports, 1976
MOJO SAYS: For the release of Harrison’s seventh studio album, Thirty Three & 1/3 (Harrison’s age upon release) the Granada Reports Tony Wilson interview Granada Reports, 1976
presenter and future Factory Records boss takes George and the Stones to task for being “too old”. Harrison counters by explaining that “Sinatra’s got 50-year-old fans”. The clip also includes Harrison’s plans to “retire into a little shack, like a hermit”. The interview was preceded by a wonderful sequence in which George watches his younger self in The Beatles (“I gave that guitar away”).
Celebs Salute George Harrison at George Fest
Watch Brian Wilson, Weird Al, Conan Salute George Harrison at George Fest. Wayne Coyne, Ann Wilson, Norah Jones, Brandon Flowers, Perry Farrell and Dhani Harrison also appear to honor former Beatle
Dozens of famous musicians gathered
this last weekend to honor the legacy of George Harrison at an event aptly named George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison. The event, which featured performances by the likes of Brian Wilson, Norah Jones and more, was one of many tributes to the Beatle, whose first six solo albums were recently compiled in a new box set, The Apple Years 1968-75. The highlight was former Beach Boys Wilson and Al Jardine taking on "My Sweet Lord" with help from Heart's Ann Wilson and Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne.
George Fest, which also featured performances by "Weird Al" Yankovic, Harrison's son Dhani, and members of the Killers, Spoon, Velvet Revolver and more, took place on September 28th at Los Angeles' Fonda Theatre. The show doubled as a benefit for the Jameson Neighborhood Fund, which raises money for local charities. One hundred percent of ticket sales for George Fest went to Sweet Relief, a charity that aids career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet.
In addition to the performances below, Spoon's Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel teamed up with Flaming Lips' Steven Drozd for Let It Be's "I Me Mine," Ben Harper took on "Give Me Love (Peace on Earth)" from Living in the Material World and Heart's Ann Wilson recruited Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum for the All Things Must Pass track "Beware of Darkness."
Leading up to the event, Conan O'Brien – who made an unannounced appearance at George Fest – showcased many of the performers on his talk show for what he had dubbed George Harrison week. On various nights, Norah Jones sang "Behind That Locked Door," from All Things Must Pass, Dhani performed "Let It Down" and "Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)," from the same record, Paul Simon covered "Here Comes the Sun" and Beck had fun with "Wah Wah," also from All Things Must Pass.
The box set, which Dhani oversaw, also came out last week. In addition to the six Harrison albums that Apple Records released, it included a number of previously unheard recordings. A notable one was "This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)," which features guest appearances by Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, Dhani, Kara DioGuardi and, on drums, Ringo Starr.
Similarly, George Fest attracted some star-studded performances. Here are some highlights
BONUS THROWBACK: Old Man George tries to internet, hilarity ensues
George Harrison Yahoo! Chat Transcript - 02/15/2001
yahoomusic asks: Do you surf the internet much? What types of things do you do online?
george_harrison_live: No, I never surf
george_harrison_live: I don't know the password.
rbortega2001 asks: What did you think of Bob Dylan getting nominated for an Oscar?
george_harrison_live: I think he should win it!
george_harrison_live: I think he should win ALL the Oscars
george_harrison_live: all the Tonys
george_harrison_live: all the Grammys
hari_girl asks: What do you think of Eminem's grammy nomination?
george_harrison_live: What's Eminem?
george_harrison_live: Aren't they choclates or something?
spongeweed70508 asks: Does Paul still piss you off (tell us the truth)
george_harrison_live: Scan not a friend with a microscopic glass -- You know his faults -- Then let his foibles pass.
george_harrison_live: Old Victorian Proverb.
george_harrison_live: I'm sure there's enough about me that pisses him off, but I think we have now grown old enough to realize
george_harrison_live: that we're both pretty damn cute!
What do you think of Eminem's grammy nomination?
george_harrison_live: What's Eminem?
george_harrison_live: Aren't they choclates or something?
Sunday, Rihanna caused controversy with a black handbag fashioned into the shape of a gun for a dinner at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica.
The 26-year-old chart-topper also sported a black clutch embellished with the pattern of the weapon as she stepped out of her car.
Mel C: Rihanna is too raunchy for my daughter
Former Spice Girl forbids five-year-old daughter from watching Rihanna videos amid concerns pop has become too sexualised.
The former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm has banned her daughter from watching Rihanna videos to protect her from the overtly sexual content.
The singer known as Mel C condemned female pop stars for flaunting their flesh and featuring explicit content in their music videos and live performances. Speaking to the Radio Times, she urged artists to “have more dignity” and said she was concerned about their influence on her daughter, Scarlett.
Artists such as Miley Cyrus and Rihanna have long caused controversy with their explicit videos and wardrobes. Mel C said pop stars should show more responsibility: “My five-year-old loves Rihanna. But she has no idea what her idol looks like because there’s little footage that I’m happy for her to see. It’s a shame that a talented, successful woman expresses herself in such an overtly sexual way.”
Mel C said the problem did not “boil down” to one female singer, and that a bigger conversation was needed about society’s obsession with celebrity and the effect it was having on children. “It’s vulgar and narcissistic and I worry about how it affects girls,” she added.
Speaking about her experience in the Spice Girls, who popularised the slogan “girl power” in the 1990s, the former Sporty Spice said the group “weren’t interested in pleasing men” and made music to empower girls and women. “There are some great artists out there, but sometimes we could just do with a bit more dignity,” she said.
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