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- 04/27/12--12:34: EXCLUSIVE Avengers TV Spot
- 04/27/12--12:35: Women Are Getting 'Toe Jobs' To Ease Stiletto Discomfort
- 04/27/12--12:58: Xtina to sing Gaga
- 04/27/12--12:59: Rock of Ages Soundtrack Tracklist Released!
- 04/27/12--13:05: Bob Dylan to receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom
- 04/27/12--13:08: Juno Temple, Zoe Kravitz & Bella Heathcote in Nylon
- 04/27/12--13:16: MDNA Tour Stage Sketch/MDNA Tour News + Madonna Special on VH1
- 04/27/12--13:28: Yunjin Kim at Jun Ji Hyun's wedding
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- 04/27/12--13:29: Katy Perry performs on American Idol & Scary Perry Replica
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- 04/27/12--13:52: Best Actor/Actress Winners of 2014 Promote Future Best Picture
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And Ed Westwick, too, I guess. They were both invited to the grand opening of Harry Winston's flagship store in Shanghai.
As promised, Jay Chou (only one pic though :( )
More flawless beauty w/ fans
See her live in the following cities!
Tues., May 29 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
Wed., May 30 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
Thurs., May 31 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Fri., June 1 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
Mon., June 4 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
Humphries' lawyers plan on asking Kardashian about the gift at their divorce trial -- and yes, sources tell RadarOnline that there will absolutely be a trial, despite Kim trying desperately to avoid it.
"Kris wants a divorce trial so that the truth can finally come out — amongst other matters, he wants to know about a $325k wedding gift that the couple got from a Malaysian businessman."
"Kris was at Kim's house when the very gift was delivered -- it was given to both of them but Kim has kept sole ownership of the gift and has used it extensively. She will be asked about it, under oath, on the stand at the trial. The total of their wedding gifts, not including the $325k luxury item, was around $400k, and not the $100k value that Kim has publicly stated. When you include the $325k gift, they actually got over $700k in total in wedding presents, so Kim should have donated a lot more to charity that the $200k she claims she has."
"Kris' attorneys also plan on calling the Malaysian gift giver as a witness because Kim has denied that they received the $325k gift and said instead that he gave them a vase valued at around $200. The man is a billionaire, there is no way he would have given them a vase and Kris has proof that the businessman gave them the over the top gift.
For Kris this isn't about the money, it never has been, it's about the truth finally coming out,".
Ugh no1curr about Chuck's dead!parents or the Non-judging breakfast club. more Dair plz. And anyone who's read spoilers already knows the "shocker" and still, no1curr.
IT'S LOGAN Y'ALL!
Matthew Underwood, who starred on Nickelodeon’s "Zoey 101," was arrested for marijuana possession in Port St. Lucie, Florida on Friday.
According to local reports, the 22-year-old actor was in a bedroom with a 17-year-old girl when police arrived on the scene and discovered the pot.
He was charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, as well as contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Underwood was taken to St. Lucie County jail, and has since been released.
The actor played Logan Reese on “Zoey 101,” alongside Jamie Lynn Spears.
Women are hotfooting it to plastic surgeons for 'toe jobs' — that ease the agony of wearing towering heels like Victoria Beckham’s. Operations to inject cushioning "fillers" into toes, heels and the balls of the feet have doubled in the past year, Brit surgeons said yesterday.
The boom was revealed as it emerged sales of 6-inch heels quadrupled in the past 12 months. Designers are now touting 7-inch stilettos as the latest celebrity fad. The foot operations — costing around £380 ($618) and dubbed "Loub jobs" after shoe designer Christian Louboutin — allow women to wear the killer heels for hours longer. The impact on reducing pain lasts up to six months.
Cosmetic surgery group Transform has seen the number of women having the dermal fillers soar by more than fifth in the last month alone — just so they can ape stiletto-loving style icons who also include Coleen Rooney, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cheryl Cole and Katy Perry. A spokeswoman confirmed: "With the likes of Victoria Beckham stepping out in towering stilettos, British women are emulating the look."
But another op associated with high heels has also increased by more than a quarter — £2,700 ($4392) tummy tucks. Experts say even slim women can end up with pot bellies because of the way the shoes tilt their pelvises forward. Transform’s Shami Thomas warned: "Posture is affected — not always in a good way."
The Voice' Welcomes Special Guests Cyndi Lauper, Kid Cudi
And Season One Finalists Dia Frampton, Vicci Martinez, Beverly Mcclellan And Reigning Champ, Javier Colon,
Tuesday, May 1 (9-10 Pm ET), On The Elimination Show
Vicci Martinez Performs Her New Single, "Come Along,"
With Her Season One Coach, CeeLo Green
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - April 27, 2012 - The Semifinals kick off on "The Voice" Performance Show, Monday, April 30 (8-10 p.m., ET) on NBC as all eight Semifinalists will each perform one song in addition to a group performance. Teams Adam and CeeLo will come together to sing "All These Things I've Done" by The Killers, while Teams Blake and Christina unite to sing Lady Gaga's "The Edge of Glory." Plus, "The Voice" presents Coach Blake Shelton, ACM & CMA Male Vocalist of the Year, in the world television premiere performance off his new single, "Over," off his album, Red River Blue.
The Finalists will then be revealed on "The Voice" Elimination Show, Tuesday, May 1 (9-10 p.m., ET) as only one artist per team will advance to represent their coach in the Finals, narrowing the field down to four. The artist on each team with the highest score based on a combined percentage of viewer votes and coach's score from the previous night's Performance Show will move on for a chance to be crowned "The Voice."
But first, "The Voice" welcomes back its season one finalists to join forces with three of music's biggest talents; Cyndi Lauper, Kid Cudi and Coach CeeLo Green himself. Blake's season one finalist, Dia Frampton is set to perform her single "Don't Kick the Chair" featuring Kid Cudi off her debut album, Red, while Vicci Martinez sings "Come Along" featuring her former coach, CeeLo. Also, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, Cyndi Lauper, graces "The Voice" stage for the first time to perform her classic hit, "Money Changes Everything," alongside Coach Christina Aguilera's season one finalist, Beverly McClellan. And reigning champ Javier Colon performs his new single, "A Drop in the Ocean," off his current album, Come Through for You.
Rock of Ages (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Set for a June 5, 2012 Release Date
1 Paradise City / Tom Cruise
2 Sister Christian/Just Like Paradise/Nothin’ But a Good Time / Diego Boneta
3 Juke Box Hero/I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll / Diego Boneta
4 Hit Me With Your Best Shot / Catherine Zeta-Jones
5 Waiting For a Girl Like You / Diego Boneta
6 More Than Words/Heaven / Diego Boneta
7 Wanted Dead or Alive / Julianne Hough
8 I Want To Know What Love is / Malin Akerman
9 I Wanna Rock / Diego Boneta
10 Pour Some Sugar On Me / Tom Cruise
11 Harden My Heart / Julianne Hough
12 Shadows of the Night/Harden My Heart / Julianne Hough
13 Here I Go Again / Diego Boneta
14 Can’t Fight This Feeling / Russell Brand
15 Any Way You Want It / Julianne Hough
16 Undercover Love / Diego Boneta
17 Every Rose Has Its Thorn / Diego Boneta
18 Rock You Like a Hurricane / Julianne Hough
19 We Built This City/We’re Not Gonna Take It / Russell Brand
20 Don’t Stop Believin’ / Diego Boneta
The White House announced a slate of 13 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients Thursday — a list that includes folk singer Bob Dylan, former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, former Israeli president Shimon Peres, novelist Toni Morrison, and former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
The Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, is presented to individuals "who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors."
"These extraordinary honorees come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, but each of them has made a lasting contribution to the life of our Nation. They’ve challenged us, they’ve inspired us, and they’ve made the world a better place. I look forward to recognizing them with this award," President Obama said in a statement.
The ceremony will be in "late spring," according to the White House.
One of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century, Dylan released his first album in 1962. Known for his rich and poetic lyrics, his work had considerable influence on the civil rights movement of the 1960s and has had significant impact on American culture over the past five decades.
He has won 11 Grammys, including a lifetime achievement award. He was named a Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Art et des Lettres and has received a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation. Dylan was awarded the 2009 National Medal of Arts. He has written more than 600 songs, and his songs have been recorded more than 3,000 times by other artists. He continues recording and touring around the world today.
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Our May issue is always devoted to Young Hollywood, the crop of rising stars who've gotten industry buzz, but so far, no tabloid headlines. For this year's cover, we've chosen three alums of past YH issues: Australian Bella Heathcote (currently starring in Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer), Brit Juno Temple (whose heap of films slated to come out in the next year might make her 2013's Jessica Chastain), and American Zoe Kravitz, who recently wrapped the mysterious sci-fi epic After Earth with M. Night Shyamalan.
Each actress has a lot to say about life behind a movie screen; here's a sampler of their various points of view.
Zoe Kravitz, on today's concept of fame:
"I think because of the Internet and everyone's obsession with celebrity and paparazzi and blogs and phones being hacked, we have an incredible amount of access to other people's lives. People now expect more than a performance. They expect to know what you do and what you're wearing and who you're fucking and what you ate that day and what time you took a shit... [When I was at Jennifer Lawrence's house] she was like, "Can we just stay home and watch TV all night? I can't leave my house." And I was like, "Jen, I'm not going to bullshit you. This isn't going away tomorrow.""
"I feel like everyone thinks that everyone should look the same - clean cut. If I go to a party and my hair's messy and my shirt's ripped or whatever, it's like, 'She's a crackhead.' I'm like, 'Do I have to look like a fucking perfect Barbie doll?' The cool thing about fashion is that if you do it right, it's an art form and it's a way to express yourself."
Bella Heathcote, on becoming an actress.
"By the end [of school] I was like, I'm just gonna do acting, and if that doesn't work out, then I'll pursue something else. Why would I aim for the fallback plan? That seemed a bit shit."
Bella on being mislabeled Brad Pitt's mistress by a tabloid.
"I was just like, 'This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever read!' The worst thing was, I started getting emails from my friends and family in Australia. They were like, 'How could you? You didn't even tell me!'"
Juno Temple, on L.A.'s big life lesson.
"When you get off a plane in L.A. it's like no one gives a shit what you've done; they wanna know what you're going to do. It's kind of a great way to look at life."
Little Birds director Elgin James, on why Juno Temple is amazing:
"She's probably one of the toughest and bravest people I know. I'm not saying that just as words. I was in a gang for 20 years, you know, and hands-down this little English thing is the most loyal, tough, brave friend that I have."
The highly anticipated opening of Madonna’s MDNA Tour is now planned for Thursday, May 31st at Ramat Gan Stadium in Tel Aviv, two days later than previously scheduled due to production delays. The change in the opening date was announced today by promoters Live Nation and Shuki Weiss. All tickets dated May 29th will be honored at the rescheduled May 31st event.
The Material Girl has already announced 76 concert dates in arenas, stadiums and special outdoor sites throughout Europe and North America with confirmed sales of over 1.4 million tickets to date. The MDNA tour which has already sold out in Berlin (2 shows sold out), Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Istanbul (45,000 tickets sold) as well as Philadelphia, Boston, Montreal, Quebec City (70,000 tickets), New York’s Yankee Stadium (73,000 tickets over 2 shows), Washington DC and the Staples Center in LA has recently announced additional concert dates in Mexico and South America which will be followed by a visit to Australia where Madonna has not performed in 20 years.
Along with state of the art technical components including the largest video screens ever created, Madonna, her band and her dancers are expected to reach above and beyond her Super Bowl performance where she performed to an audience of over 112 million people around the world, the highest number of viewers in Super Bowl history.
Madonna’s latest studio recording “MDNA” debuted on iTunes at the #1 spot in over 40 countries. Her newest single “Girl Gone Wild” is #1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart – her 42nd time in the top slot. She remains the artist with the most #1 songs in the chart’s 35-year history. MDNA has received glowing reviews including USA Today which commented, “Madonna’s MDNA is rocking and revelatory… her most personal effort to date.
“The woman is pop’s most durable alpha female, coolly courting fascination and controversy on her own terms.” Added The Sun in the UK, “The album should be the spine of an incredible live show – just what her army of followers will want to hear.”
The MDNA Tour is produced by Live Nation Global Touring and presented locally in association with Shuki Weiss.
Chilean newspaper "La Tercera" devotes a full page to the upcoming Madonna tour and also includes a digital simulation of what the MDNA stage should look like, credited to local promoter Time 4 Fun.
On related news from the South American leg of the tour, news is in from Colombia that all the available tickets for the November, 28 concert in Medellin are gone, marking Madonna's first sold out show in Latin America this year.
"Madonna: The Ultimate Queen Of Pop" On "VH1"
This program featuring Madonna , the one and only Queen Of Pop, will air on Sunday April 29th, 2012 at 9.00 pm on VH1.
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Chris Brown's career is going to the dogs—pit bulls, actually.
The "Look at Me Now" singer is stirring controversy for breeding the canines and selling them for profit, drawing heat from animal-rights activists who want him to promote pound puppy adoptions instead.
The brouhaha got started on Monday after the 22-year-old Brown's manager-mother, Joyce Hawkins, posted a link on her Twitter page to CB Breeds, a website featuring a cutesy photo of her son holding up an adorable newborn pup and offering seven fullly vaccinated American pit bull terrier pups for $1,000 a pop.
"CHRIS BROWN PUPPIES FOR SALE," she tweeted.
Needless to say, the R&B star's puppy mill drew howls of protest from several animal welfare organizations, among them the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which issued a statement condemning the side business.
"There is no such thing as a responsible breeder while wonderful dogs are being put down in animal shelters across the country for lack of a good home. This is a moneymaking scheme, and Brown will count the suckers who fall for it as he counts the money on the way to the bank," PETA told E! News in a statement. "Shelters will count the bodies in the barrel. As Justin Bieber, Kellan Lutz and Rocsi Diaz say, "Adopt, never buy."
The Los Angeles chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, meanwhile, decried what it called his "backyard breeding."
"There is no reason to breed and produce more pit bull puppies when there are pit puppies waiting for homes in every shelter in America," said spcaLA president Madeline Bernstein in a statement. "Furthermore, as some of these dogs suffer from and are victims of their owner's misuse, they can be even harder to place."
The group suggested those looking for a pooch instead adopt a shelter dog, which are much cheaper and often come fully trained, and also encouraged Brown to halt his breeding business and put his celebrity to better use by encouraging the same.
"The $1000 price tag for a Chris Brown puppy could be better spent money saving the lives of shelter animals," added Bernstein.
A publicist for the F.A.M.E.crooner denied to E! News that Brown is breeding, noting instead that the puppies were part of a litter birthed by his family's dogs back home in Virginia and were being sold to make sure they get good homes.
"He loves animals, especially dogs," said the rep.
Among other criticisms that have been lobbied at the inexplicably popular erotic novel Fifty Shades of Gray, many have complained about the book’s origins; namely, that it was envisioned as an alternate reality Twilight fan fiction, and the author, E.L. James, merely replaced all the names of the characters in order to make it marketable.
Fan fiction gets an incredibly bad rap in the publishing and book-writing world; Anne Rice, George R.R. Martin, and Diana Gabaldon have all spoken out against potential fan fiction writers using their characters for their own stories. And “real life” fic, where writers create stories about their favorite celebrities (and often pair them together romantically), are even more vilified. We don’t get where all the hate comes from, though — sure, reading about members of One Direction making out with each other can get kind of creepy, but lots of your favorite books, movies, and even musicals are technically borrowed from other sources! Here’s a roundup of some of our favorites, as well as some we can’t believe exist at all — let us know what you think!
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Gregory Maguire
Envisioned as a Wizard of Oz for grown-ups, Wicked is a sort of revisionist history of the fictional land above Kansas, in which the witch (Elphaba, named after the initials of her original creator, L. Frank Baum) is actually a political revolutionary and civil rights activist for talking animals. Though the Oz books have been in the public domain for decades, Maguire subtly borrowed from the movie as well, continuing the tradition that the witches of the East and West are sisters (in the 1900 book, they aren’t). Nobody ever took him to task for it, though, and the Wicked series is now a literary powerhouse. In fact, the musical adaptation of the novel has been a staple on Broadway since 2003.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Mark Twain
Nobody really knows the origins of the original King Arthur stories, which just means that everybody from Eric Idle to Clive Owen has used the myths to their advantage (though we can debate about how effective it was in Owen’s case). Mark Twain probably has the most fan fiction-like story of all about Arthur, though, because his tale mirrors the popular trope of “self-insertion” that fic writers love, in which they randomly introduce an original character who’s way cooler than everyone else and who very closely resembles the author. Twain was an American who lived in 19th-century Connecticut, so we’re guessing the similarities between him and his character Hank Morgan were pretty much completely intentional.
Shakespeare in Love
Tom Stoppard, one of the screenwriters of Shakespeare in Love, is no stranger to Shakespeare fan fiction — after all, he wrote the play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, about what happens behind the scenes of Hamlet when the Great Dane is out and about waxing poetic. He takes it a step further in this film, imagining where the actual bard might have gotten all his awesome ideas from and using many of the plot devices from Romeo and Juliet to describe a forbidden love between Will and a sexy blonde noblewoman. Making up a romance about a famous person, complete with a whole bunch of in-jokes and references for Shakespeare dorks? That is some Oscar-winning fan fiction right there.
Of course, Quentin Tarantino takes the cake as far as real-person fan fiction-writing goes: In Inglorious Basterds, he completely alters the events of the biggest war in human history so he can pump a bunch of bullets into Adolf Hitler. Not that we’re criticizing him or anything — we think it’s pretty awesome, actually. But fanfic writers kill off their least favorite characters all the time. Seriously, we can’t even count how many stories there are in which Wesley Crusher of the U.S.S. Enterprise dies a horrible, cowardly death at the hands of some fearsome alien foe. And Jar Jar Binks has been murdered even more times than that.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Alan Moore
Crossover fan fiction is a huge favorite in online communities. How would Harry Potter and Iron Man get along, you might wonder? There’s a fanfic for that! Think Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Winchesters from Supernatural should team up to fight vampires? There’s a fic for that, too!
But Alan Moore pretty much gets the first-place ribbon for crossovers, because he borrows from everybody. His series features appearances by Captain Nemo, Dr. Jekyll, John Carter, Alan Quartermain, The Invisible Man, Professor Moriarty, James Bond, Emma Peel, Fu Manchu, The Invisible Man, and Prospesro from The Tempest. In the movie adaptation, Dorian Gray and Tom Sawyer also made appearances. What, no room for them in the comic book?
A Study in Emerald, Neil Gaiman
In this short story Gaiman also utilizes the “crossover” style, though he kicks it up a notch by introducing elements of AU, or “alternate universe.” AU is basically a style of fan fiction in which you take all the characters of a particular work and place them in a completely different setting — like if you restructured the whole Game of Thrones series as a political campaign in modern America (we just want to say, we would totally want Daenerys Targaryen as our president).
In A Study in Emerald, Gaiman transplants the original introductory story of Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlet, into the monster-ridden world of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. A soldier returns from a war with the “Gods” of Afghanistan and helps a consulting detective solve the murder of a German noble (who they know is German because of his inhuman number of limbs) — but the identities of these two characters aren’t what you think. The story won a Hugo award, which is the highest achievement in science fiction writing, and it’s definitely worth a read!
Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland
When it was announced that Tim Burton would be directing a 3D adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland books, goth teenagers in Jack Skellington armbands celebrated for weeks. Little did they know that what Burton was really planning was an insane sequel in which Alice comes back to Wonderland as a sexy 19-year-old woman to slay the Jabberwocky and lead an army against the evil Red Queen. This is less unusual as you think, as Alice is a favorite for sequels and reinterpretations — there’s the Looking Glass War series, which is similar to the Burton movie in that Alice is sexy and fighting battles, and then there’s American McGee’s Alice, a macabre video game in which Alice is actually a sexy mental patient, and okay we get it! You want Alice to be sexy!
Love Never Dies
You know who else benefits from reinterpreted sexiness? The Phantom of the Opera — he’s supposed to be this horrible monster, but for some reason (cough, GerardButler) fans of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musical are completely obsessed with him. That’s probably why Weber decided to cash in with a Phantom of the Opera sequel for the West End in London, entitled Love Never Dies. Borrowing from elements of the novel The Phantom of Manhattan by Frederick Forsyth, which in itself is a sequel to the original 1910 Gaston Leroux book, Love Never Dies takes place on Coney Island, where the Phantom has set up a freak show. He secretly invites Christine to make her American debut there, and she arrives with Raoul and her son Gustave, who apparently is actually the Phantom’s son and — you know what? We could go on forever, because it only gets crazier from there.
Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife: Pride and Prejudice Continues, Linda Berdoll
Nothing is hotter than Jane Austen, though, as any sexually frustrated 19th-century lit fan will tell you, and no other novels of manners have been copied and continued more in new works. There are the parody novels like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and there are the modern versions like Clueless – and then, of course, there’s the erotica, like Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife, in which everyone in Pride and Prejudice gets it on in their marriage beds. The word “tumescence” is used. Often. We’ll wait while you rush to Amazon.
Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, by Anne Rice
Whether people believe in him or not, people sure love to put words in the Son of God’s mouth. Given the vitriol she harbors toward fan interpretations of her Vampire Chronicles, it’s funny that Anne Rice had the gall to pretty much write a prologue to the Bible, the most published book in existence. She only got about two books into her series before she realized that what people really want to read about is vampires and changed her mind about the whole Christianity thing. Good move — we don’t want to know what would happen if God found out she was writing fan fiction based on his work. It probably wouldn’t end well.
fanfiction/book post? y/y?
Katy Perry took her Russell Brand revenge song “Part of Me” to the American Idol stage Thursday night.
Dressed in a sexy camouflage getup, the purple haired pop star, 27, belted out the lyrics to her hit song as a slew of military (and scantily) clad women danced around her.
Madame Tussaud’s in Vienna is one addition richer – starting today. Katy Perry’s wax twin was revealed by two fans who had won a styling contest on Thursday evening.
A wax statue of the American pop singer Katy Perry is now on display at Madame Tussaud’s at the Vienna Prater. 20 artists in total were involved in the creation of the 200,000 Euro sculpture, which was unveiled on Thursday evening by the two girls who had won the Katy Perry style contest.
Six people were chosen to show an extraordinary sense of fashion and combination as they came up with different representations of Katy Perry’s style.
Of these six, two winners were chosen: Petra Fischer from Vienna, who presented a brightly coloured outfit, and Styrian Tanja Plank, who won the favour of the jury with a Leopard look and a purple wig. As the two revealed the wax sculpture they could both agree that the project had turned out "super successful."
The sculpture of Katy Perry wears a white, sequinned dress decorated by red- and violet lollipops. The singer wore the same dress during her 2011 tour.
"Katy Perry chose this dress for the Vienna wax sculpture personally," said the Director of Madame Tussaud’s Vienna, Arabella Kruschinski.
Only two life-size copies of Katy Perry are on display in the world: one in Vienna and one in the US – but that one has a different outfit.
Madame Tussauds in Vienna has 68 people on display, of which 29 are prominent Austrians.
The last sculpture to be introduced was that picturing the entertainer Peter Alexander, and other than him, visitors can behold the wax copies of President Heinz Fischer, the retired tennis professional Thomas Muster, the ex-ski downhill racer Hermann Maier, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, actress Angelina Jolie and the model Heidi Klum.
Perry is not the last new sculpture to be introduced in Vienna: "There are two figures left," Kruschinski said.
the Madame must hate Katy
Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey rescued a teenage driver Tuesday evening after crashed his car into the actor's front yard of his Malibu home, a source confirms to Us Weekly.
According to TMZ, the driver lost control of his car and overturned it multiple times before crashing into Dempsey's front yard.
The source tells Us that Dempsy rushed to the car (a Mustang) with a first aid kit and fire extinguisher in hand.
The 46-year-old actor freed the boy from the car before calling 911 and police arrived. No serious injuries were sustained.
"It was funny because his Grey's training taught him well!" the source told Us of the TV doctor. "He knew all the right questions to ask! Squeeze my hand or whatever."
Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth unveil The Railway Man
Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth have said they hope their new film about a soldier’s battle to overcome his torture while a Japanese prisoner of war will increase public awareness of veterans’ struggle to live normal lives.
The Oscar-winning actress and actor will shortly start filming The Railway Man, which tells the true story of how Eric Lomax’s wife helped him overcome the trauma he suffered in Burma during the Second World War.
Mrs Lomax set up a mission back to the Bridge on the River Kwai, where her husband confronted Nagase Takashi, the interpreter at his interrogations. The movie is based on a bestselling book of the same name he wrote about his experiences.
Miss Kidman, 44, said she was so moved by the story she instantly accepted the role but both she and Mr Firth emphasised its relevance to current events, with thousands of soldiers struggling to adapt on their return home from war.
Speaking at a press conference in Edinburgh ahead of a two-month shoot in Scotland, he said: “We do somehow see stories of what it’s like coming home from a war but we very rarely see stories about what it’s like decades later. “This isn’t just a portrait of suffering. It’s a very, very specific story about how that kind of damage interacts with intimate relationships, with love.”
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They look flawless together, I am soooo excited. Also love that Colin and Stellan are basically twinsies.
I'm so happy that this finally came out, I was beginning to worry that they'd disappeared, after Ode to the Bouncer.
In the new music video for his song “Champagne Coast,” the singer Devonté Hynes of the band Blood Orange (and previously of the bands Lightspeed Champion and Test Icicles) stands idly in the background as an assortment of jerkily animated girls dance in place in each of their respective crudely rendered bedrooms. The dancing is reminiscent of so-bad-its-good 1990s video game animation. And the whole thing feels flat and Photoshopped — also in a good way, the perfect accompaniment to Hynes’s retro kitsch approach to catchy pop.
Here T Magazine hosts the premiere of the video and speaks to Hynes and the video’s director, Haley Wollens, about the project.
How do the video and song’s meaning connect?
D.H.: The song, as with every other piece of music I seem to make, is mostly about longing, creating scenarios in regards to an unrequited lover, plans that will never see fruition. So you’re left alone in your digitally created interior to dance by yourself.
And where did this idea of girls dancing in bedrooms, all crudely animated, come from?
D.H.: From the word “bedroom,” which I say roughly 738 times in the song.
H.W.: A girl alone in her bedroom is a recurring moment that has often inspired me, for example in films like “Paris, Texas” and “Bye Bye Birdie.” I wanted to represent this in a new way, but the thought of scouting and styling seven different real-life bedrooms at the time was too big a feat for our modest project. It was then that I came to a conclusion that feels quite common among my generation in 2012: “Let’s Photoshop them in.” With producer Maya Barrera, I spent hours at the library sifting through and scanning our favorite rooms from interior design magazines. I collaged the various backdrops together, combining the images from old magazines with photos I found of real teenager’s bedroom walls.
With the help of Berlin-based animator Andreas “Nout” Schmidt, Jude Miller-Chapin and I were able to create a perfectly rendered 3-D world for our subjects to exist in — inspired by Second Life YouTubes and video games, like Duke Nukem.
The décor in each girl’s bedroom seems very specific.
D.H.: All of it was created from scratch. I sent Haley a list of artists work I wanted to be represented in the video: Ed Ruscha, Morris Louis, Sonia Delaunay, Helen Frankenthaler, to name too many.
How did you two begin working together?
D.H.: Through the wonders of the Internet.
H.W.: This would not have happened in any other era. I met Dev, after friending him on Facebook because I loved his music. We instantly hit it if off and became good online friends, liking one another’s posts and writing on each other’s walls.
i'm so obsessed with this perfect specimen <3