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P!nk rewrites the record for the most No. 1s in the 17-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as "Just Give Me a Reason," featuring fun.'s Nate Ruess, rises 2-1 to become her eighth leader on the list. She passes Maroon 5 and Katy Perry, each with seven No. 1s. P!nk also moves ahead of Maroon 5 for the most consecutive No. 1s (five) in the survey's archives; Maroon 5 has reigned with its last four singles.
The coronation of "Reason," which pushes 3-2 on Pop Songs and 24-15 on Adult Contemporary and has spent the past two weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100, follows the No. 1 ascent of P!nk's prior single "Try" on AC two weeks ago. Both songs appear on P!nk's sixth studio album, "The Truth About Love," which became her first Billboard 200 No. 1 in September.
P!nk's dominations at adult radio reflect her evolution, as she first drew chart ink the week of Feb. 5, 2000, when her debut single "There You Go" debuted simultaneously on Dance/Club Play Songs and Rhythmic. She didn't notch her first Adult Pop Songs No. 1 until 2007, when "Who Knew" reached the summit. Prior release "U + Ur Hand" had become her first top 10 at the format earlier that year.
"I've been lucky enough to work with P!nk and her manager, Roger Davies, since 2004," RCA executive VP/GM Joe Riccitelli says. "P!nk achieving her first AC No. 1 [and rewriting the Adult Pop Songs No. 1s record] is satisfying, while we obviously want to not lose focus of her young-end appeal and continued success at pop radio."
"Radio has been an amazing partner in helping further Pink's stardom with her latest album," Adrian Moreira, RCA senior VP of promotion, adds. "She's proven that her appeal is not relegated to any one format, genre or demo."
Here's a recap of P!nk's record eight Adult Pop Songs No. 1s:
2007, "Who Knew" (one week at No. 1)
2008, "So What" (one)
2009, "Sober" (one)
2011, "Raise Your Glass" (seven)
2011, "F**kin' Perfect" (seven)
2012, "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" (five)
2013, "Try" (two)
2013, "Just Give Me A Reason" (feat. Nate Ruess) (one to date)
oh my what a legend™ what is your favorite #1 smash by p!nk? are you ready for true love to be your summer anthem?
Amanda Bynes has been on a solo downward spiral since her move to New York — cutting off almost everyone in her life that was close to her — but RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned the former Nickelodeon actress has recently reconnected with her concerned parents.
“Amanda reconnected with her parents this week and it was a really positive talk on both ends,” a source close to the embattled actress told Radar.
“Her parents are good people who are genuinely concerned for her. And Amanda misses them, so she finally called them up.”
According to the insider, the call went so well that a reunion might soon be in store for the Bynes family.
“The last place Amanda wants to be is Los Angeles. She likes New York and doesn’t want to leave,” the insider revealed.
“But Amanda’s parents really want to see her so they’re thinking of flying out to New York as early as next week.”
As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported two weeks ago, Amanda’s heartbroken family believed her bizarre behavior was a “cry for help,” but felt they were “powerless to do anything” because she refused their help.
But now, it seems there’s hope for Amanda’s parents Lynn and Rick to check in with their daughter and gauge how out of control she really is.
“Amanda is totally acting odd, but she’s not crazy at all like people are making her out to be,” the source told Radar.
“She’s just going through a hard time in her life and maybe not coping with it like she should be.”
The photos also hint at the return of an old friend.
Fresh from the news that the Doctor Who 50th anniversary will not, after all, feature incarnations of the Time Lord earlier than David Tennant's tenth Doctor, some potentially spoilerific photos have emerged suggesting that all is not lost when it comes to honouring the classic series.
The photos, posted on Twitter by Ryan Farr during filming in Cardiff yesterday, show two huge nods to Doctor Who’s first ever adventure, 1963’s An Unearthly Child. The first is of the opening scene’s famous IM Foreman scrap yard, where original companions Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton first discover the Tardis, and the second is a sign for the fictional Coal Hill secondary school, which the Doctor’s granddaughter Susan attended and where Barbara and Ian taught. According to the sign, Ian is now “Chairman of the Governors.”
Whether Chesterton, played by William Russell, is set to return is unclear but the actor has been confirmed to play a character called Harry in Mark Gatiss’ Doctor Who drama An Adventure in Space and Time later this year.
Here's a set video that reveals a very familiar, very awesome sign: 76 Totter's Lane, the home of I.M. Foreman, Scrap Merchant, which is where the series began way back in 1963. Indeed, the police officer walking past the sign appears to be a visual shout-out to the constable who appeared in the very first shot of "An Unearthly Child."
Meanwhile: filming continues on the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, which will air on November 23.
Some other photos from the set (from the same source):
(Added these just because I can't get enough of JLC's stunt double tbh).
I know no one wants to speculate anymore, but I thought this was interesting.
On the internet,mocking Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatchs name is beyond old and done to death but Conan gets a few light hearted jabs in anyways. Benedict Will be in NY next week to promote Star Trek,and will appear on on the David Letterman talk show and Good Morning America.No word yet if he'll be appearing on Conan.
Stars at the 1:55 mark
My personal favorite was Whipstopher Pippensticks. Id like to think ONTD were the originators and he simply stole this from us lol
"I played a lawyer in a movie so many times I think I am a lawyer. And clearly I'm not a lawyer, because I got arrested."
– Reese Witherspoon, speaking out for the first time since her April 19 arrest, on Good Morning America
"I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay."
– Washington Wizards forward Jason Collins, who became the first active pro athlete to come out, to Sports Illustrated
"No one can be a sex kitten every day, and anyone who tells you that is lying."
– Sofia Vergara, who does admit to wearing negligees and silk robes, to Cosmopolitan magazine
"Zac Efron is incredibly handsome. He's the sexiest [expletive] on the planet!"
– Seth Rogan, boasting about his celebrity man crush, to reporters
"When you're with one of us you're with all of us."
– Khloé Kardashian, on what it's like dating a Kardashian, to Cosmopolitan U.K.
"I'm going to change. I'm going to be different. I'm going to do what I want to do."
– Miley Cyrus, on her style evolution, to V Magazine
"A badass renegade! A pirate! A pirate who can cry. Oh, my God!"
– Zoë Saldana, joking about the type of man she's hoping to meet, to InStyle U.K.
"Usually when I ask people to reach into my velvety pouch it means something different."
– Rebel Wilson, who participated in an improvisational dance game with Jimmy Fallon, on his late-night talk show
"Joey Fatone was in love with me. He took me to Friendly's on a date, and he bought me an ice cream. Such a sweetheart."
– Pink, on dating 'N Sync's Joey Fatone back in the day, to Glamour
"What I do is, I turn off all the lights, and I walk over to the piano and I gently lower myself, my boobs ... on to the keys and I just let them tickle the ivories."
– Ke$ha, on her songwriting process, on Conan
HAPPY FRIDAY, ONTD! :-) If polls are messed up again this week, vote in the comments.
The legendary Liza Minnelli was the latest celebrity to support the acclaimed NOH8 campaign. Liza's NOH8 portrait was unveiled today by the organization whose mission is to promote equality through visual protest. Check it out below!
The NOH8 Campaign is a photographic silent protest created in direct response to the passage of California's Proposition 8 which amended the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Photos feature subjects with tape over their mouths, symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world, with "NOH8" painted on one cheek in protest.
When Liza was asked her message for the LGBT community she responded, "Here's what I believe ... no shame, no blame, no guilt. Try and be happy. And be who you are. I love you."
I'm not sure how effective this campaign is, but it can't hurt. She is 100% flaw-free as usual. Love love love her.
Nacho Proposes to Girlfriend Live on "Despierta America" 16 Years Special
'Despierta America' "Wake Up America" turns 16 today and it was filled with many surprised including Miguel Ignacio Mendoza "Nacho", one half of the famnous Venezuelan duo "Chino Y Nacho", proposing to his girlfriend and mother of 2 of his 3 kids Ingerd Devera. The proposal was done as the 'Despierta America' hosts were narrating a fairytale with Ingerd being made the princess and she got a very special surprise at the end of the story.
This was the cutest! negl I squealed when I was watching this. I was surprised that Nacho even did this since he always said he didn't believe in marriage.
‘The Crow’ Flies With Luke Evans
EXCLUSIVE: The Crow will fly with Welsh actor Luke Evans playing the title role in the F. Javier Gutierrez-directed franchise reboot for Relativity Media.Evans was the original choice, but he has been incredibly busy. He was just cast as the lead in Dracula Year Zero, he is the villain in Fast & Furious 6 and is Bard the Bowman in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Evans seemed to be unavailable because of production on Dracula and promotion on The Hobbit. The distributor looked at Tom Hiddleston and more recently Alexander Skarsgard, the latter of whom has a bunch of offers after Warner Bros halted Tarzan. Ultimately, they have decided to push the start date to early next year to accommodate his schedule in order to secure Evans, who is currently promoting the release of Fast 6. So hey junket guys, be sure to ask him about it. They are now in negotiations and I expect the deal to make. He seems an ideal fit for the role originated by Brandon Lee, who died tragically during production on the 1994 Alex Proyas-directed revenge story based on the James O’Barr comic book series. He’s repped by WME and United Agents.
Miley Cyrus launched a fan frenzy when she announced that she had officially joined Instagram today (May 4). But it wasn't just her new social media account that got her admirers all riled up.
As her first Instagram post, Cyrus revealed that she was crowned number one on Maxim's annual Hot 100 list. The thing is, Maxim has yet to unveil their picks.
"My 1st Instagram is dedicated to all my fans ❤ thank you for crowning me #1 Maxim Hot 100," Cyrus wrote, sharing a photo of herself in a sexy gold swimsuit to her already 69,000 followers.
Last night, Cyrus took to Twitter to thank her fans for making her the hottest woman of 2013, although we're not sure what Maxim thought about the 20-year-old blurting out their biggest kept secret.
So many famous people in one film, we're in heaven.
New movie Epic is set to hit cinemas on May 22 and if the story of a teenage girl being transported into a secret universe where she and a group of mystical creatures have to battle the forces of evil in order to save both their worlds ISN'T enough for you, there's also a hell of a lot of famous people lending their voices to sweeten the deal even more.
With celebrities like Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Pitbull, Steven Tyler, Jason Sudeikis, Chris O'Dowd and BEYONCÉ FOR GOODNESS SAKE all taking part, it's probably safe to say that Epic is going to be pretty darn... Oh, what's that word? That adjective beginning with 'e' that describes something huge and ambitious? Oh right, EPIC.
Take a look at the clip below to see what these famous lot think of each other and what they're looking forward to in the upcoming film. We particularly love Chris O'Dowd's honesty. "The only reason I'm here is that I want to meet Beyoncé," he states bluntly. We'd do exactly the same thing, Chris.
Also, the clip is worth a watch purely to see Colin Farrell's latest hairdo. Frightening doesn't even begin to cover it.
video at the source
Drugs and rehab, sex and sexuality: Event put Hollywood’s most volatile star and America’s most tenacious interviewer together in New York - for an utterly unforgettable encounter...
I met Lindsay Lohan for the first time on the day of this interview, in a borrowed luxury townhouse on the Upper West Side of Manhatta in New York.
She was wearing bright striped pyjamas, smoking a cigarette and talking very fast.
‘Shall we do it on the patio?’ she suggested. ‘I want some fresh air.’
We sat outside, and for the next 90 minutes she unburdened herself to me.
Lindsay was extraordinarily candid, never shirked a question and made me laugh as much as she made me wince.
She’s had a truly exceptional, varied and strange life.
Born in New York in 1986, she became a model at three, a soap actress at seven and a bona fide movie star at ten, when she landed the lead role in The Parent Trap alongside Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson.
By the time she was 19, she’d become a virtual Hollywood veteran and was earning huge money.
But then her life, and career, fell apart amid a slew of lurid headlines about her off-screen antics.
She was busted twice for drink-driving and cocaine abuse, she breached her parole and was jailed for 90 days, eventually serving two weeks in prison.
She had a lengthy lesbian relationship with an English singer-songwriter called Samantha Ronson.
She was accused of stealing a necklace from an LA store (she was convicted, but a judge later commuted the theft charge to a ‘misdemeanour’).
And she’s had multiple visits to rehab centres for various treatments.
Lindsay’s life has thus become a soap opera, with much of the drama surrounding her father Michael, a combustible former Wall Street trader prone to violence, drink and drug abuse, and who has twice been to jail.
In turn, he refutes any accusations of being a bad father, and blames Lindsay’s mother, Dina.
She – a former singer and dancer – brought up their four children virtually single-handed for much of their childhood.
Whatever you think of her, whatever you’ve read or heard about her, the Lindsay Lohan I met seemed to me to be a damaged, vulnerable young woman struggling to find normality in her often tormented life.
On the day we conducted this interview, Lindsay was just a few weeks away from starting a new, compulsory three-month stint in rehab.
Piers Morgan: So, Lindsay, how are you?
Lindsay Lohan: I’m good, thank you (lights another cigarette).
The Parent Trap turned you into a huge movie star at a very young age. If I had the power to take you back in time and say to you, ‘Lindsay, you failed that audition and you’re not going to be a movie star after all’, would you take that option, after all you’ve been through?
I would have been so angry!
But would your life have been better?
No, I believe things happen for a reason.
You don’t regret anything?
No, I live without regrets. There are certain things I have done, mistakes that I made, that I would change, but I don’t regret them at all, because I’ve learnt from them.
Does fame screw you up?
Yes, I think to a certain extent. But it comes with the territory, so I can’t complain about it.
Is it like a drug?
(Laughs) I don’t know that it’s like a drug, but in some ways it can be like that, because it’s addictive. I’m at my happiest when I’m on a movie set. It’s like therapy for me.
Your early life was chaotic – your dad Michael was a Wall Street trader who took a lot of drugs and alcohol.
Yes, it was chaos. It would be good for a few months, and then it would get chaotic again. It was like walking on eggshells when my father was around.
I’ve met your dad… He was charming.
I know – that’s what’s scary about him!
He’s said that his own father had a big problem with alcohol.
My dad did drugs more.
Yes. He won’t change. I just think there comes a point where you just kind of have to accept what it is. Whenever I do try to bring him back into my life, he creates chaos for me and uses it to his advantage. He’s been really good and then really crazy my whole life.
I was never afraid of him, but my younger siblings (her sister Ali, 19, and brothers Michael, 25, and Dakota (‘Cody’), 16) were terrified. My first instinct was to always make sure they and my mum were OK.
Was your dad ever physically abusive to you or your siblings?
Never me, but he threw a TV remote at my brother’s head. That was pretty scary.
How did all this affect you?
It was depressing. I was being pulled in different directions all the time and never had time to just sit and relax. Therapy helped.
When did you first go to therapy?
Around 13. I wanted to talk to someone. I didn’t want to burden Mum with everything.
When did you have your first drink?
I was 17.
Did you like it?
No, I got really sick and Mum made me sleep with vomit still on me so I’d understand how it felt. I didn’t drink again throughout high school. I was too scared!
And no drugs at that stage?
No, no, no.
So you were a clean-living teenager?
Yes. My friends and I would actually pretend to be drunk. And it was more fun. I never rebelled against my parents – I worked hard, I was responsible and I didn’t go to high-school parties.
When did you start going off the rails?
I think when I made the move to LA in my late teens. I got arrested for my first DUI (Driving Under the Influence) when I was 20 and they found me with drugs (her Mercedes struck a curb outside a club on May 26, 2007, and she was charged after police found cocaine in the car). And from then on the press were on me all the time. It was the first time I’d taken drugs; I was out in a club with people I shouldn’t have been with, and took cocaine, and got in the car. It was so stupid.
How many times have you taken cocaine?
Everyone thinks I’ve done it so many times. But I’ve only done it maybe four or five times in my life.
Yes, I don’t like it. It reminds me of my dad. I took it four times in a period from about the age of 20 to 23, and I got caught twice.
Did it make you feel good?
No. I felt a little too buzzed – it made me feel uncomfortable.
People will find it hard to believe you’ve only taken it four times.
It’s the truth. I’ve never taken heroin either, never injected myself with anything, never done LSD. Those things all scare me.
What other drugs have you tried?
Pot, obviously. And ecstasy. I liked that better than the others (giggles). I didn’t drink on it, so I was just chilling. It’s something that a lot of people experience when they’re in college. I just should have known that being in the public eye, someone was bound to say something or try to make some money off it.
So suddenly it’s all going horribly wrong for you. You’re 20 years old and you’ve gone from brilliantly successful young actress to crazy party girl – what is that doing to your head?
I wanted to ignore it. That’s what got me in trouble. I didn’t want to listen to anyone. I didn’t trust anyone.
Not even your mother?
She kept telling me to leave LA and come back home to New York. I should have listened to her. But I didn’t want to be in New York because my dad was there.
Do you blame him for what happened to you?
No, I don’t blame anyone but myself. I just didn’t want him in my life at that point because he was causing chaos. He wasn’t being a father. I even caught him cheating on Mum once, at his mother’s place.
You caught your dad cheating on your mum?
Yes. He’d disappeared for five days, so I asked Mum if we could go to my grandmother’s house and see if he was there. I got out of the car when we arrived and I saw him diving into the pool with some woman. So I ran into the house and checked her ID to see who she was. I remember running back to the car, feeling sick. I didn’t tell Mum until we got home. That woman was the one he had a secret child with, which came out in the press recently.
Your dad was drinking, taking drugs, womanising. It must have been a horrible thing for a daughter to witness?
Yes. The one thing that upset me the most when it happened was when he recorded me telling him about an argument I had with Mum. Mum and I never argued – this was only the second time we’d ever had a real fight. And then he recorded me talking about it, and gave it to the media. And it created such an untrue, hurtful picture of my relationship with my mother. It broke my heart. Mum tried so hard to keep things civil with my dad, but nothing worked.
Is he unstable?
He definitely needs to see a therapist. He went to rehab once but got kicked out. That’s one thing that’s never happened to me!
Do you drink a lot?
Not really. I’ve never been a huge drinker. I’ve never woken up in the morning and had a drink.
So you’re not a big drinker, don’t take a lot of drugs – why do you need rehab?
This is where it gets hard for me to explain. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with people taking time to just be by themselves. I think people want to see me do that. They will keep saying the same things about me if I don’t. I don’t think it will be a bad thing for me to be away with myself for three months.
Do you think you personally need this treatment, for physical or psychological reasons?
I don’t think I need to be on lockdown for three months. I don’t think that’s rehab.
How often have you been in rehab?
I’ve been court-ordered to do it six times. I could write the book on rehab. Constantly sending me to rehab is pointless. The first few times I was court-ordered to rehab it was like a joke, like killing time.
Like school detention?
Yes. They just asked me the same old questions I’d answered before.
Do you actually want to do this rehab you’re about to start?
I look at it as a good thing. I can come back afterwards and be fully focused on work. But I think there are other things I could do instead of going to a rehab centre that would benefit me more. The best thing they could do for me would be to make me go abroad to different countries and work with children.
You’ve never had it voluntarily?
Once. I went when I was doing a movie called I Know Who Killed Me, and I hadn’t been drinking for a year at that point, but I was having really bad nightmares and the movie was pretty traumatising. So I stayed in a facility so I could get some sleep and talk about it with someone the next day, because it was overwhelming. But I would leave every day and just sleep there at night. I liked that. It was kind of like having my own live-in therapist, because I was having crazy nightmares and I was having AA meetings on set and stuff. It really helped.
AA meetings? So you’re an alcoholic?
No. I don’t think so. But when I was younger I was definitely going out too much and I was drinking too much. I was accused of everything, even stealing a necklace. I’d never steal a necklace. They didn’t show the real in-store video tape to anyone, because that shows the store attendant putting it on me and me taking out cash to pay for it, and she’s saying, ‘No, you can just bring it back tomorrow.’ So, there’s like a slew of things that have gone on like that which have been such a strain.
If you were being hyper-self-critical, what would you say?
I think my two DUIs were totally irresponsible – a stupid mistake… Everyone thinks I’m this crazy drug addict who shows up late to everything and behaves so badly. But I’m not. I’m bad with timing. I always panic when people rush me. I’m like, ‘I’ll be there half an hour early if you just give me my space and don’t call me every five seconds.’
Do you know what your sexuality really is?
Yes. I like boys.
Do you think you’re bisexual?
Not really. I like being in a relationship with a guy. But there’s something just different about it with a woman. When I was with Samantha (Ronson), I didn’t want to leave, because I didn’t want to be alone. It was very toxic. And her family controlled anything she did.
Were you in love with her?
I still love her as a person.
But were you IN love with her?
I think there was a point when I was.
So you’re probably straight?
No, I know I’m straight. I have made out with girls before, and I had a relationship with a girl. But I think I needed to experience that and I think I was looking for something different.
When was the last time you took a drug?
(Long pause) Probably a year ago… some pot. But I’m not a stoner.
Did you take it a lot?
No. I have severe ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). I can’t stand still. So I take Adderall (a prescription drug) for that, it calms me. I know people who take it to stay up, or girls who take it to supposedly stay slim because it kills your appetite. But I eat all the time. I just take it to stay calm. It works well for me.
Are you on any other medication?
Trazodone (a tranquilliser) if I’ve been travelling and can’t sleep from jet lag. But in small doses, I’m not a pill-popper.
When you were drinking too much, what would you have?
I’d have vodka soda or vodka Red Bull, but the Red Bull would keep me up all night and I’d get heart palpitations. I can’t drink it any more. I never liked the taste of it, anyway.
From all you’ve told me, if it’s the truth, I don’t get a picture of the crazy messed-up junkie I read about all the time.
I’ve never been a junkie, and never will be. I just like going out late to clubs with friends and listening to music. Always have done. It’s not that unusual for girls of 26!
Can you give up drinking?
Yes, I’m fine with that. I don’t drink every day. Heath Ledger (who died from a prescription drugs overdose in 2008) told me to give it up for a year because he’d just done that, and so I did and it wasn’t a problem for me. I didn’t miss it, I felt good. That’s not to say that years from now I won’t have a glass of wine at a dinner, but I’d rather not drink and just focus on work.
Everyone assumes you’re always drinking. You’ve become a one-woman rumourville.
Right, even the judges believe the rumours. That’s the problem.
Who in Hollywood has been good to you?
Meryl Streep was nice. She just advised me on my acting and what I needed to do differently, and she told me I needed to go back to live with my mum for a while.
But you didn’t?
I couldn’t by then. I wasn’t allowed to leave the state of California because of the court orders. I was trapped by my probation requirements in the worst-possible place I could be. Jamie Lee Curtis was very kind to me, too. She also told me to listen to good advice and to get rid of the hangers-on.
Are you seeing anyone now?
Apparently, I’m dating my friend Mo, a producer.
No, I kind of was for a minute but it wasn’t the right timing and so we’re still friends. And we kind of knew that. I’ve been seeing this other guy but he’s away right now. I’ll see him next week. I don’t know, I’m not concerned about being in a relationship right now. I want to work for a year and then eventually settle down and have children and a husband.
What was the happiest moment of your life?
The day I got the Parent Trap role. I was so happy.
And the unhappiest?
The day I had to turn myself in to jail, and I had to see my mum’s face. I spent 12 days inside and I felt utter shock and cried for four days straight.
You’re about to go into rehab and have three months to sort yourself out – do you think you will?
Yes. Being in New York has helped me. Just being with my family more, and being able to walk around and have more of a life.
BILLBOARD: Strong sales and musical identity propel the 'Idol' winner's fourth album.
As the "American Idol" final four tuned up for another showdown recently, season-three winner Fantasia found herself back in the spotlight as well. That's because her fourth album, "Side Effects of You" (19 Recordings/RCA), debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
The debut positions of Fantasia's latest album resemble the performance of 2010's "Back to Me," which has sold 490,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Adding in 2006's "Fantasia" and 2004's "Free Yourself," the Grammy Award winner accounts for 2.9 million albums sold and is the fifth-largest-selling "Idol" contestant behind Carrie Underwood (14.2 million), Kelly Clarkson (12.3 million), Chris Daughtry (6.8 million) and Clay Aiken (5.1 million). Fantasia is also the biggest seller among "Idol" R&B acts.
So what triggered her new album's strong debuts? One factor: Fantasia's resonating performance of lead single "Lose to Win" during her April 18 return to the "Idol" stage. Currently No. 4 on the Adult R&B chart, the track's resulting digital sales spike gave her an eighth top 10-a tally that includes 13-week No. 1 "Truth Is." Fantasia also counts four top 10s on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, including the No. 1 "When I See You."
Another contributing factor is Fantasia's commitment to the musical direction she has taken, giving her a clear creative identity and solid fan base. It's a fusion she dubs "rock soul," melding her rock (Queen, Tina Turner) and R&B/soul influences (Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle).
"I wouldn't say the label really wanted me to go in this direction," Fantasia explains. "But I'm glad they respected my vision, allowing me to do me."
Fantasia's vision also included working primarily with one producer-Harmony Samuels (Kelly Rowland, Chris Brown)-and penning a majority of the tracks with a team of writers ranging from Andrea Martin and Emeli Sandé to Missy Elliott and Courtney Harrell. The title track was produced by Naughty Boy.
Paired with Samuels by RCA executive VP/head of A&R Keith Naftaly, Fantasia says she knew by the second day in the studio there was a special connection. "I'd been writing down a lot of thoughts and feelings during my time away," she recalls. "So I wanted to be able to pour my heart into this, not hold anything back. He picked up on that. It wasn't just about producing an album to make money. He genuinely wanted to see me deliver and be able to perform in a different mind-set."
Guest features are limited to Big K.R.I.T. on the engaging "Supernatural Love" and Rowland and Elliott on the colorful declaration "Without Me." Tagged as the second single, the latter recently went for adds at mainstream R&B radio.
It's the latest step in a marketing campaign designed to bring Fantasia before a wider audience. In addition to "Idol," RCA senior VP of marketing Carolyn Williams and VP of publicity Theola Borden point to appearances on the highly rated cable concert special "Centric Live: Fantasia at the Fillmore" (April 20), "Good Morning America" (April 24), Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live!" and CNN's "Showbiz Tonight" (both April 25) and "The View" (April 29) as major components in the label's rollout, which began in February.
The next phase will target late-night TV, a tour and additional fashion spreads (Fantasia earlier appeared on the cover of Upscale magazine), focusing on the singer's more colorful and sophisticated imaging. "This Fantasia wants to step out now," the singer says with a laugh. "It took a while for me to get there -- I had insecurities. But I'm more confident and comfortable with the woman I've become."
She will be drawing on that hard-won confidence when she hits the stage with an unlikely partner in June: Andrea Bocelli. During five select dates on Bocelli's tour, including June 8 at the Hollywood Bowl, Fantasia will duet with the classical tenor on some of his greatest hits in Italian and English.
"It's great positioning and shows her depth as an artist," RCA's Williams says. "You can't put Fantasia in a box. She's a trained vocalist who can push the envelope into many different types of music."
Ria spills on giving oral to the star, and being asked to put on a "lesbian show".
When contacted, James insisted he did not know they were hookers.
X FACTOR winner James Arthur romped with two hookers — but insisted on keeping his white socks on.. When contacted by The Sun, James insisted he was not aware the women were hookers at the time.
Ria Vincent, 23, last night told how the millionaire star’s pals booked her and a fellow call girl to party at his flat for £1,000.
The bearded singer, 25, remained dressed in his dark jacket, denim shirt, black cap and his socks while both girls performed a sex act on him.
He also watched the girls writhe around in a lesbian show.
She added: “I had previously really fancied James Arthur — he was on The X Factor.
“But now I just think the guy is a total loser. When you meet him in the flesh you realise he is just a bit of a geek who doesn’t really know what he is doing. He wouldn’t even take off his socks.”
James, from Middlesbrough, won the hearts of teenage girls, mums and grannies across the UK with his down-to-earth manner when winning last year’s X Factor.
Ria told how she was taken to the Impossible singer’s gated London ground-floor flat with her pal at around 4am.
The pair had been booked for two hours, at £130-an-hour each.
They were persuaded to stay for another two hours and were paid a total of more than £1,000.
At one point one of James’s pals went to a cashpoint to pay £500 of the girls’ bill.
Ria and her friend had no idea they were at James’s home until they saw him slumped in a chair.
He had been out partying with two other men, in their 40s, and another younger pal — before they all piled back to his flat.
James was hanging out in his living room — as the oven had been smashed in his kitchen, which was covered in glass.
Ria said: “I just couldn’t believe it was him. He’s had a No1 single and he could have had any woman he wanted — but he spent the night with escort girls instead.
“We were led in through his gated entrance, then into the living room of his flat, where the TV was playing a music channel.
“Everyone there seemed wasted. I sat next to James on his grey, corner sofa while he was smoking. He said it had been a mad night of smoking and drinking.He told me who he was then ordered us to get naked — saying ‘Are you going to take your clothes off then?’”
The two girls, plus James and his younger pal, disappeared off to his bedroom and the four began cavorting on the bed. But the star insisted on keeping on his jacket, shirt, hat and socks — while both girls performed a sex act on him.
Ria — a 36D size 10 — said: “I wanted him to take his top off to see all of his tattoos, but he seemed self-conscious about his body and wouldn’t do it. He said that he was not in good enough shape. All the while he was still dressed in his coat, shirt and socks, which was very strange.”
After their two hours were up, the girls got ready to leave — but James begged them to stay and put on a lesbian show. He told the pair he could not afford to pay straight away, but would take them out another night for free drinks.
Ria said: “He kept telling us he was James Arthur off X Factor and had just won £1million — like it meant they should be getting freebies. We returned to our car to go but his mate came out and begged us to stay. We only came back in when one of the men went and got £500 from a cash machine.”
The hookers then put on a lesbian show before leaving around 9am.
The 'Twilight Saga' star was uninjured after she was involved in a minor fender-bender with another woman while on her way to visit a friend in Los Angeles.
An eyewitness told E! News: "Kristen appeared to be a bit shy and embarrassed" after the incident, adding: "Luckily no one was hurt in the accident."
The 'On The Road' star, who is dating her former co-star Robert Pattinson, was spotted checking out a bit of damage to her rear-left bumper and popping a loose piece back into place.
The source added that the 23-year-old actress exchanged insurance details with the other driver, who had a few children in her vehicle, to deal with the damages and no one appeared to have been injured.
A spokesperson for the actress has not yet returned a request for comment.
Kristen was previously involved in a more serious car crash in 2011 in Hollywood, when her grey mini collided with another car and had to be towed away for repair.
You'll notice three things when you go through Kreayshawn's Instagram: a picture that says "Who needs swag when you're kawaii as fuck" (valid argument), a cat (which is freaking adorable), and a lot of selfies—specifically ones focusing on the chest upwards. Kreayshawn finally Instagrammed a pic of her from the neck down, which was a shot that revealed her pregnancy. Congrats to her.
Today in Studio City, CA, actor Shia LaBeof gave away hundreds of his self published, Stale N Mate comic books to the people walking up and down Ventura Blvd. He signed some copies and posed for photos with fans.
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The twisted nature of "Orphan Black" continued in Saturday, May 4's episode 6, "Variations Under Domestication," and this time, we got to find out more about a few characters we haven’t learned much about as the first five episodes focused heavily on Sarah.
Paranoia to a whole new level Remember how Alison set up that nanny cam in the last "Orphan Black" episode? Well, in this one, she saw that Donnie got out of bed just before 4 a.m. and hadn't returned by the time the memory card was full. So what's a wife to do when her husband's keeping secrets that are potentially related to her secret of being a clone and won't answer her questions? Well, knock him out with a golf club, of course, and bring him downstairs to the craft room for an interrogation, soccer mom-style: spinning a colorful wheel of scissors, cutting the air with a pair, and dripping hot glue on his chest when she didn't get the desired answers. Seriously, don't piss off the paranoid uptight soccer mom clone. She will hurt you. She called in Sarah for help and left her to play her while she dealt with the neighbors upstairs for the potluck. Really, if anyone ever needed to give yoga a go, it was Alison, no matter how much she said she hated it.
Donnie told Sarah that he had gotten up to watch a game of cricket, and she had some things to tell him, which boiled don to "recognize what your wife does for this family, Donnie." Meanwhile, it was a good thing Felix came in as bartender with Donnie out of commission—and not for his bartending skills. Alison didn't need him for that; she took care of her own drinks and had enough for maybe her, Sarah, and Cosima for an afternoon potluck. He stepped in and brought her downstairs, but once there, she realized she had messed up with Donnie, though she admitted, "I whacked him, and it felt so good." Oh, Alison, maybe you need a trip to a shooting range. Drunk Alison was pretty amusing, but once she passed out, Sarah had to step in as her upstairs as well, and that meant dealing with Aynsley's marital problems and Chad's hands-on approach.
Dark, Paul. Dark. (Yes, we feel like we're channeling Cosima just a bit with that one.) Meanwhile, Sarah and Paul weren't exactly feeling all that trusting of one another in the beginning of the episode—who could blame them—he was Beth's monitor, she was posing as Beth—and he went from insisting he was serious about leaving to adding a mixture of pills from the medicine cabinet to one of the bottles of alcohol in the cabinet after she left through a window. He then set up his plan by telling Olivier "Beth" was "right back in the dark place" and claiming he had stopped her from overdosing the night before. As long as the subject made her own choices, there were no wrong decisions, and he wouldn't have to worry about being blamed.
It's a party in the suburbs… only not. With Donnie possibly innocent, they had to look elsewhere for Alison's monitor, and Felix suggested Aynsley. But when Vic and Paul decided to join the party, Sarah was pulled in too many directions to even think about Alison's monitor. Paul was getting more information as he first found Alison passed out, saw she didn't have Beth's scar, and learned her name, then questioned Vic about Sarah once he had him in the garage. Really, you had to feel at least a bit bad for Vic. He may be Vic the Dick, but we have to admit, he wasn't having the best of days lately. First he lost his finger, and then Paul nailed his (other) hand to a chair to keep him from escaping. On the bright side, that may have been the final nail in the coffin for Sarah to finally get rid of him once and for all.
Meanwhile, if Aynsley isn't Alison's monitor, Sarah has to hope she thought that all the strange behavior—different shirts, passed out drunk one moment, out in the garage the next—was because of the "affair" with the "impossibly handsome""college friend" (Paul), otherwise Alison could have a serious problem on her hands.
Time for some answers Donnie took Sarah's words to heart and apologized to Alison that night. He explained that the box had contained letters from a woman he had had an affair with while they were broken up, and she had gotten lupus. He didn't know what happened to her. Meanwhile, as Paul began to put his plan into action and was ready to give Sarah the dosed alcohol, she told him the truth: clones. "Should've just told me that in the first place," he said and took out a different bottle.
Meanwhile, with Cosima… Cosima may have found her monitor in Delphine, who brought her along to a lecture by Dr. Leekie on Neolution. (This raised plenty of questions, as you'll see in our question list below.) "We're just fundamentally flawed human beings," he said during his lecture before calling out Cosima for her glasses. He could fix her sight so she wouldn't need them in the future. "Neolution gives us the opportunity at a self-directed evolution," he explained. "And I believe that's not only a choice, but a human right." After, Delphine insisted on meeting him, and he hoped Cosima would give him the chance to "show don't tell" what he had planned for the future. He invited them to the Dyad institute, and pretty much everything about him set off warning bells—and as it turned out, we were right to be suspicious. The episode ended with Delphine joining Dr. Leekie in his hotel room.
Exploring the unknown That's exactly what we got to do in this episode, which was just as strong as the previous ones, though it was more character-based and not so much edge-of-your-seat. Still, it did something that the others hadn't: explored the lives of Alison and Cosima to an extent that we hadn't yet seen. Other than the conversations with Paul at the beginning and end of the episode, the focus was completely off of Sarah's life, and after she had been the focus in the past five episodes, with the other clones seemingly just serving to help her out, that was definitely a good thing. That's not to say that we don't enjoy seeing Sarah's life, but the other clones deserve some attention too. Not only did it allow Tatiana Maslany to show what she can do in these two other roles, it also gave us a chance to see what Alison and Cosima's lives are like outside of clone club. That meant we got our favorite episode for Alison so far, as she went from paranoid- to crazy- to drunk- to passed out-Alison and everything in between. Something they did very well here was show Alison's shock at what she had done as she first knocked Donnie our and then interrogated him, but she continued in her search for answers. And as for Cosima, we got a chance to see what she's up to at college besides being the science geek of the group and checking in over webcam with the others.
Meanwhile, we also got to see a bit more about Paul, and they've set him up for a tough decision moving forward. As we saw, he told Sarah he still wanted to get away. We've seen him falling for "fake Beth" and we can't help but wonder what it will mean for their relationship going forward now that the truth is out there. With this episode, we saw a very dark side of Paul, one that Dylan Bruce played perfectly, between dosing the bottle of alcohol and nailing Vic's hand to the chair. Honestly, this side of Paul is fun—and maybe something (along with his military past) the clones could use depending where he goes from here now that he knows about the clones.
What "Variations Under Domestication" showed was that this show can slow down, go suburban for an episode, and still be must-see TV. Instead, this episode presented information that we feel could be very useful in future episodes in Dr. Leekie's lecture and characters who are clearly much more involved in the deeper mystery than is evident to others (Dr. Leekie and Delphine, definitely, with Alison's neighbors strong possibilities).
Where does this leave Sarah and Paul's very complicated relationship?
What will Paul tell Olivier after this?
Will Paul choose sides?
Now that Paul knows he's been watching a clone, what will he do?
How much does Paul really know, given his reaction to Sarah's revelation?
Is this really the end of Vic, or could he show up once again at a very inopportune time (and perhaps have yet another very bad day)?
What about those phone calls Donnie made? How can those be explained by the explanation he gave Alison?
Will Alison still be suspicious since she did overhear that conversation when he was snooping around "for scissors"?
If (and that's a big if as we're still not sold on his complete innocence) Donnie's not Alison's monitor, who is? Aynsley? Chad?
How exactly are Delphine and Dr. Leekie connected?
What's the Dyad Institute?
Who is Cosima's monitor? Is it Delphine?
Could Dr. Leekie be behind the experiments?
What's happening with crazy killer clone Helena?
"Orphan Black" season 1 airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. on BBC America. What did you think of "Variations Under Domestication"? What questions do you have after this episode?
Holy shit balls you guys, this fucking show.
Kitty debuts her song "Florida," produced by Hot Sugar, after sitting down with us on "Kinda Neat" to talk about growing up in a sleepy tourist town, a Facebook group full of future stars changing her
Sure, we can’t get enough of ‘90s nostalgia these days. But while we’re remembering all of our cool toys, our favorite Nickelodeon cartoons, and the now-discontinued cereals, it’s wise to think back to the baddest decade ever and remember that the ‘90s were actually nostalgic for previous decades. Take, for instance, these 15 movies: hardly just period pieces, these films made their respective past settings into characters of their own.
Ed Wood (1994)
Tim Burton’s biopic, also starring Johnny Depp, followed the titular cross-dressing sci-fi director as he prepared his magnum opus Plan 9 From Outer Space, which many call the worst film ever made. Shot in black-and-white, Ed Wood is not just a love letter to the auteur who inspired Burton’s aesthetic — it’s also an homage to a time when our cinematic tastes were much less refined.
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Richard Linklater’s ensemble comedy about Austin teenagers on the last day of school in 1976 was hardly a teen flick, and it featured an impressive roster of ‘90s indie actors, including Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Parker Posey, Milla Jovovich, and Joey Lauren Adams. More importantly, it was the beginning of the ‘90s obsession with the ‘70s from the bell-bottoms up to the bongs.
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Todd Haynes treats the British invasion of glam-rock with all of the glitter and sex it deserved in this cult favorite. Originally intended to be a David Bowie biopic, Velvet Goldmine stars Rhys Meyers as a composite of Bowie and Marc Bolan named Brian Slade, and it captured a slice of the ‘70s rock scene with Citizen Kane-like aspirations.
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Jeffrey Eugenides’s debut novel gets the existential film treatment from writer/director Sofia Coppola, who made her directorial debut with this gorgeous adaptation starring Kirsten Dunst. With a soundtrack including Heart, Styx, ELO, and Todd Rundgren, the film is perhaps most notable in retrospect for Josh Hartnett’s amazingly feathered hair.
The Wedding Singer (1998)
This Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore romantic comedy was set in 1985 for the sole purpose of making fun of how stupid the ‘80s were. (1998 Billy Idol has a cameo as 1985 Billy Idol, for crying out loud.) It’s hardly historically accurate, as rapping grandmas weren’t a thing until the late ‘90s.