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They were introduced to each other through controversial pal Lil Twist as they enjoyed romantic lunch together in Beverly Hills celeb hotspot
When he’s not spitting on fans, shoving phones down his trousers or posing naked with a guitar covering his dangly bits – Justin Bieber likes to spend time with stunning models.
Not a bad life for a bit of auto-tuned pop singing, ey?
The Biebs cherry picked gorgeous brunette Ashley Moore for a date in Beverly Hills as the pair were spotted at celeb hotspot Bouchon.
He arrived in a brand spanking new silver Ferrari – which is a bit more razzle dazzle than getting his mum to give him a lift like most kids his age – for the little luncheon on Tuesday.
Bieber, 19, was strutting around with his trousers hanging below his actual bum cheeks to show his new lady friend his fresh pair of bunts.
While beauty Ashley was showing off her amazing figure in tight leather trousers but maintained some mystery in giant designer shades.
Let’s hope she doesn’t do a Ross and try using talcum powder to dry her clammy thighs after a trip to the lav.
Ashley – who is signed to Nous Modelling Agency in LA – has been linked with the singer in the past after being introduced to him through controversial pal Lil Twist on Independence Day.
Pictures of Bieber posing completely naked have emerged online sending his fans into some sort of crazed meltdown.
The puny popstar is desperately covering his dangly bits with a guitar as he serenades his grandma (genuinely) in the bizarre snaps.
Naturally it led to some LOLsome individuals making jokes about strumming his wood but admittedly it does feel a bit intrusive seeing the nuisance in the buff.
Back on or just friends?
Alex Pettyfer was reportedly seen cozying up to his ex-fiancee (and Elvis Presley's granddaughter) Riley Keough at the premiere screening of his new film "The Butler" on Monday (Aug. 12), according to Us Weekly. A source tells the site that the "Magic Mike" star, 23, and Keough, 24, "definitely came together" and were spotted "holding hands" in the VIP area.
"There was definitely warmth between Riley and Alex," an onlooker says of the on-again pair, who ended their engagement last year. "They were laughing together and smiling at each other."
Pettyfer and Keough, who appeared together in "Magic Mike," started dating in Oct. 2011. Six months later, Lisa Marie Presley's daughter was sporting a giant rock on her ring finger. Keough was most recently linked to Robert Pattinson.
ARTPOP is already #1 in 52 Countries
#1 United Kingdom
#1 Costa Rica
#1 Czech Republic
#1 El Salvador
#1 Hong Kong
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First, the a-POP-calypse was advancing. Then, it was averted. But now that Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have dropped singles on the same day — within 13 hours of each other— it's probably time to go all "Doomsday Preppers" once again ... because surely, the end is nigh.
Yet, 24 hours after the battle between "Roar" and "Applause" officially began, there have been no casualties, and fans are crawling out of their bunkers to discover that the pop landscape remains intact. It's almost as if the supposed war between Katy and Gaga was nothing more than— gasp!— a storyline created solely by the media, and, more importantly, that no matter how deep our desire to declare a winner in this conflict, there probably won't be one.
That's not entirely correct, mind you. There will be download figures to report, and first-week album sales to compare, and music videos to analyze ... someone will come out on top. But that's taking the short-sighted approach, focusing on a few rather unimportant aspects of a much larger picture: that the real winner in all this is you.
Because you are a fan of pop music. And for too long, pop music has been polite,with releases strategically staked months in to maximize profit margins and superstars performing elaborate footwork routines to avoid stepping on each other's (well-manicured) toes. Things have gotten pretty boring. Turns out, a little head-to-head competition is all we needed. It's unlikely that Katy heard Gaga's new song before it hit the airwaves (and vice versa), but now that she has, well, who knows what she'll do to answer it?
Like the Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verses, or Kanye's take-no-prisoners Yeezus,"Roar" and "Applause" will only serve as fuel ... not just for Katy and Gaga, but Beyoncé and Britney and Rihanna too. You can't be the best if you don't think you already are the best, and now, the bar has been raised once again. It's up to each artist to respond, and when they do, pop music will undoubtedly be pushed forward.
Shoot, Katy basically admitted to as much in an interview with Ryan Seacrest, saying, in essence, game on.
"I think it's a really exciting time in music," she said." I'm excited to see what [Gaga's] record sounds like. I'm excited for a lot of people coming in the fourth quarter. I'm excited for the Beyoncé record when it comes. I'm excited for all of that. I'm such a fan of music."
The fact that both songs premiered on the same day also speaks volumes about the state of pop music itself. In short: things are good. Any genre that can support two concurrent releases by the biggest stars on the planet is certainly in good shape, but consider just how different each of those releases — and artists — are: "Roar" goes for lyrical uplift, "Applause" hits with sonic heft. Katy's song is an anthem of self-empowerment, Gaga's is a kiss-off to her critics. Clean and crisp production versus dark, heavy aggression ... and yet, they are both considered pop songs, from massive pop stars. Seems pop music is a pretty big tent indeed.
So, while the Little Monsters and the Katy Cats may have already chosen sides, it seems that they're missing the point. Katy vs. Gaga isn't some all-out-battle for pop supremacy; it's a testament to the strength of the genre, and it can only bring good things. Which is why you should embrace this supposed conflict for what it really is: a truly momentous moment in pop music. No matter where your loyalties lie, you win. And that's most certainly a good thing.
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When MTV veterans Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager left New York in 2007 to start the production company Den of Thieves, they went full-on Hollywood -- producing such glitzy events as the VH1 Divas special and the CMT Music Awards as well as reality shows like The T.O. Show, in addition to seven years of the Video Music Awards. While they are heading back to their roots -- and to Brooklyn's Barclays Center for the first time -- for the VMAs on Aug. 25, they'll then dive into their biggest gig yet: American Idol. The duo will fill the shoes of longtime exec producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick, who departed in June after season 12 saw ratings free-fall by more than 30 percent.
Idol has been averse to change, but many associated with the show say now is the time to experiment, putting pressure on the Den of Thieves duo to make it happen. Are they doing yoga or meditation to prepare for the challenge? Laughs Ignjatovic: "Do you know any good people?"
The Hollywood Reporter: American Idol made the initial approach, what do you think drew them to Den of Thieves?
Jesse Ignjatovic: I think it was our work in the live space and specifically the live music performance space. With the VMAs, each year we're trying to change it up. That's been our mark -- that we constantly try to think outside of the box and present things in a different way. So perhaps they were interested in us because we could bring something: good ideas, bad ideas, but still ideas that are maybe a bit different than the past few years.
THR: You certainly have experience in this field, having worked with dozens of megastars on their VMAs performances. What happens when you get an artist that has a very grand, but perhaps unrealistic, creative vision?
Ignjatovic: It's about being open to what they envision but also communicative about what we can do in the room. There are definitely times when an idea might not correlate, but you work through it. That's what I love about this show [the VMAs] -- that there's a healthy sense of competition. Like, "I want to have my performance be the one everyone talks about that night." So I encourage those big ideas. ... What's great about an artist like Kayne is he knows what he wants. He knows more about technology and screen surfaces and projection than a lot of people in the industry. He's very specific. And I honestly think from the years of working with him that his performances really connect because he has such clarity.
THR: There's been a lot of talk in recent years about what's wrong with Idol, but what does the show do right?
Evan Prager: The format they created in trying to find and make superstars -- the way the judges are used and then leaving it to America [to decide the winner] -- and the track record for having actually successful recording artists. That speaks for itself.
Ignjatovic: Also I think the show has heart on a very real, organic level. It doesn't feel like it's for the sake of the cameras. It still seems that it's about the contestants and that journey of being plucked out of a small town and becoming a superstar by the end. That still resonates.
THR: What's the biggest challenge in trying to revive a 12-year-old show?
Ignjatovic: Checking yourself that you're not coming in and trying to change everything for the sake of making changes. It's still such a strong viable format -- it's the original. It's more about playing your position and knowing your role. Maybe some areas can be reinvented or reimagined, but the show works.
Prager: Everyone [who works on Idol] loves and believes in this show. A lot of people have been here since day one. There's no question that it's about making sure the best product is getting out there and that [means having] the best contestants. They are the stars of the show and that's very much a unified effort here.
THR: Both of you have watched Idol in past seasons, do you have a favorite contestant?
Ignjatovic: It's probably Adam Lambert for me. I just love how he would re-imagine or recreate the songs and take the music to a different place. It goes without saying that he's a very talented performer and vocalist and such a likable guy. His work with the Idol team to stage different looking performances, that connected with me. I remember I couldn't stop talking about him that season.
Prager: I was excited when Carrie Underwood won. I just knew they found a star at that point. And when David Cook came out and recreated ["Billie Jean"] by Michael Jackson -- that was sick. That excites me. Adam Lambert is obviously an amazing example of that, too -- where they find their identity and show it and take cover songs that show what they're going to be as an artist. When you get those moments, it's fantastic.
THR: Since coming in second on season eight, Adam Lambert has been back on Idol every year, either as a performer or a mentor. It's one reason why there's been a push to have him at the judges' table. Would you consider him?
Prager: We all know having watched the show that he is really beloved. As far as him being considered as a judge, you've heard just as many names thrown out there as we have, but I think that he is obviously a big part of the show and getting him on there is always great.
Actor Dominic Monaghan admitted to sending some very mean-spirited texts to a young woman — although the remaining details of their stories don’t align.
According to Radar Online, the 25-year-old woman said she was initially attracted to Dominic, who gained fame for his roles in Lost and Lord of the Rings. However, their relationship soured when Dominic reportedly said he was only interested in sex.
“Right off the bat he just wanted sex. I wasn’t really down for that, and I told him that I wouldn’t just sleep with him because I’m not that kind of girl,” said the woman, who requested her name not be published. “He never gave it a chance, like didn’t even want to get to know me. It’s sad. He told me he didn’t care because I was hot.”
She claimed Dominic’s less-than-gentlemanly attitude turned even more vile after that point. In a series of text message screen captures she released to Radar Online, Dominic said, “When did I ever say I wanted to have sex with you?! You appear riddled with herpes n smell odd. I couldn’t invite you to one of my three houses I’d be nervous you would steal s**t.”
In another message, Dominic said, “I have 20+ million in the bank. How you living? Erase this number. N stop crying over me n replying. I’m not your ticked out… You don’t want to hang out n yet you keep hitting me up even when I treat you like the dumb dumb you are. Take. A. Hint. And a wash.”
The 36-year-old actor confirmed he sent the messages. However, he said he was forced to be so blunt because the woman wouldn’t stop texting him.
“I wonder if you are aware that she has been calling me for over two years when I have repeatedly asked her not to,” he told Radar Online. “Today (Monday) I told her again via text that her behavior was troubling to me and for her not to contact me.”
Chrissy Teigen in Manhattan
Eva Longoria at Telemundo's Premios Tu Mundo Awards, Beso in Hollywood and LAX
Adam Lambert in West Hollywood and leaving Bootsy Bellows
Stacey Keibler and Naomi Campbell in Ibiza
Chloe Moretz at The Neighborhood Concert in Hollywood
Elisabeth Moss leaving the Chateau Marmont
Ashley Greene in Studio City
Reese Witherspoon with Tennessee in Brentwood
Taylor Lautner at LAX
Julianne Hough in Melrose
Courteney Cox shops at Fred Segal in West Hollywood
Jennifer Garner in Burbank
Some of The Saturdays leaving a recording studio and performing at V festival
Scott Disick heads to Madeo
Sarah Hyland in West Hollywood
Sienna Miller leaves The Groucho Club with boyfriend Tom Sturridge
Busy Philipps and her husband Marc Silverstein leaving their daughter Birdie's ballet class in West Hollywood
Bonnie Mckee, Brie Larson, ALi Larter and the stars of The Worlds End at Sirius FM
Gwen Stefani in London
Rachel Zoe and Skyler
Ali Larter in NY
Emmy Rossum in Beverly Hills
Another megastar has been added to the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards roster of performers, with Justin Timberlake scheduled to take the stage. That’s not much of a surprise considering his grand comeback this year. But what is surprising is the news that he’ll also receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Previous honorees include MJ himself, Madonna, Beastie Boys and Britney Spears.
Wait, what?! Look, I’m a huge JT fan. He’s terrific. But his video output simply does not hold up to the catalogs of those prior winners. “SexyBack” the song was groundbreaking — does anyone remember the video? Now, do you remember the videos for “Sabotage” or “Oops!…I Did It Again”? Of course you do! Jackson et al have a few clips each that could be described as “iconic.” Timberlake has, well..
“Mirrors,” Cry Me a River, which is excellent and artful…and “Suit & Tie” is nice…but do you really remember being impacted by a JT visual that wasn’t “Bye Bye Bye”?
I’d even argue other artists on this year’s VMAs bill, such as Kanye West or
Lady Gaga Legend X, are more deserving of the award (not that they should get it; quite frankly it’s too early in all three performers’ careers for such an honor).
The one great thing about this— other than the fact that we’re getting a Timberlake performance out of it — is the fact that we might get to see Yeezy’s stinkface when “Suit & Tie” is lauded during the proceedings.
which mv directors or artists do you think are deserving of the video vanguard award?
Kim Kardashian’s daughter is only two months old but she is so happy about being a mother that she’s already talking about having baby #2!
The 32-year-old reality star has been hiding out in her home with North West while she bonds with her baby daddy Kanye West and works to get her pre-baby body back.
“She’s told friends that she wants to have another baby soon, within a year,” a source told Life & Style magazine.
“Kim’s a planner and she has always had a timeline in her head. Even before Kanye came into the picture she wanted kids while she’s young.”
Kim gained approximately 60 pounds while pregnant with her daughter and she’s struggling to shed the weight since giving birth.
A source told the magazine that she is hoping to get pregnant again before she loses all the weight.
Kim has started to plan to increase her three person family a source told the magazine.
“Kim is already talking to people about building her brood and is starting to plan.
“Kim wasn’t ready for how totally in love she was going to be with Nori. She can’t believe how much this baby completes her.
After such a difficult pregnancy, Kim was on the fence about having a lot of kids. Now she knows she wants a big family.”
Robert Pattinson violently SHOVED a guy he apparently thought was a snap-happy photog while exiting a club Friday night ... but turns out it was a security guard.
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In the chaotic video -- taken outside the Troubador -- a boozed-up looking Robert is seen trying to leave the venue while swarmed by paps. You can tell it's tough to navigate.
As Robert makes his way to his car through the mayhem, he suddenly throws his hand to another guy's face ... forcefully PUSHING him backwards. Suddenly paps are heard asking, "Why'd you hit him?"
Afterwards, the vic -- who is actually part of the bar's security team -- is heard saying "He grabbed me on my face" as he picks his glasses up from the ground.
He also makes it clear Robert thought he was someone else -- a photog.
So is the security guy pissed? Check out his reaction AND the look on Robert's face he drives away. Kinda says it all.
EXCLUSIVE: She used to terrorise LA’s party circuit with Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears but Paris Hilton says she and her partners-in-crime have finally grown up.
With spells in jail and rehab under their belts, Hilton says the reformed minxes try to support each other’s comebacks these days.
‘Anytime I see them, I always love seeing them,’ said Hilton, only weeks after Lohan was released from her latest bid to shake her vices.
‘I bumped into them a few months ago. Everyone has just grown up which is nice. Everyone goes through things when they are growing up,’ she said. ‘I think they are great girls and I wish them all the best.’
Hilton doesn’t want other young female stars like her to fall into the same traps as the hell-raising trio.
‘You shouldn’t be so trusting of someone that is not your family,’ she said, dishing out hard learned lessons to their successors.
‘Don’t lose yourself trying to fit in and being something you’re not. Do whatever makes you happy but always think about their future. Anything they are going to do, to think about how that is going to affect them in the future.’
And the heiress says there are plenty of bad eggs out there, posing as friends.
‘Just keep a nice group of people around them because there are so many leeches who take things from you or have bad intentions,’ warned Hilton. ‘Keep people you trust and not have such a big group and there are not many people worth trusting.’
November 27, 2006 - Paris Hilton and Britney Spears spend another night out on the town. They started their Sunday evening at "Guy's" nightclub in West Hollywood and stayed til closing. Afterwards they went to a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel where Brandon Davis was throwing a party. Lindsay Lohan also attended and reconciled with with former nemesis Paris. The three then drove to Paris' home and spent the night.
As previously reported, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, spends a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Katy Perry's "Roar" debuts at No. 85 ahead of its expected vault, along with that of Lady Gaga's "Applause," to the Hot 100's upper reaches next week. Who else makes notable moves on the Hot 100 and other song charts this week?
-- Lana Del Rey: Not only does "Summertime Sadness" (43 million impressions, up 43%, according to Nielsen BDS) snap the record 10-week streak that Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" linked of winning the Hot 100's Airplay Gainer Award, but it also reaches the Hot Digital Songs top 10, jumping 13-9 (101,000 downloads sold, up 24%, according to Nielsen SoundScan). On the Hot 100, "Sadness" surges 23-16.
-- One Direction: Following its super-sized sales start (322,000 downloads sold two weeks ago), "Best Song Ever" has sold 91,000 and 71,000 successively. As its familiarity grows, its radio support is building: the confection bows on Hot 100 Airplay at No. 73 (17 million, up 17%) and bounds 25-20 on Mainstream Top 40. With its radio gains not offsetting its sales decrease, and its streaming sum down by 19% (to 3.6 million U.S. streams, according to BDS),"Song" slips 15-18on the Hot 100.
-- Drake: As he snares Hot Shot Debut kudos on the Hot 100 at No. 21, Drake posts his 33rd top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as, "Hold On, We're Going Home" (featuring Majid Jordan) debuts at a lofty No. 5. The startpushes Drake out of a tie with R. Kelly (32) for the second-most top 10s since Nielsen data began powering the chart in December 1992. In that span, Lil Wayne holds the top 10 record (36).
The big debut for "Hold On" is attributed to its explosion across all three chart metrics: airplay, sales and streams. 179 stations played the cut in the week ending Aug. 13, reaching 18.6 million listeners. It was downloaded 109,000 times and racked 659,000 U.S streams (through Aug. 11).
-- The Lumineers: The trio's former No. 3 hit "Ho Hey" (44-50) becomes one of just eight to spend at least 62 weeks on the Hot 100 and ties Lifehouse's "You and Me" (2005-06) for the longest stay for a track by a rock band. Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" continues to hold the mark for the most weeks spent on the chart by any title (76, 2008-09).
-- Brett Eldredge: With the third-longest climb to No. 1 on Country Airplay dating to the chart's 1990 launch, Eldredge claims his first leader in three tries and becomes the second artist this year to reach the summit for the first time. Reaching the top in its 43rd week, new leader "Don't Ya" follows a No. 23 peak for Eldredge's "Raymond" and a No. 46 peak for "It Ain't Gotta Be Love," both in 2011. The only titles that needed more weeks to reach No. 1 are Chris Young's twice-released "Voices," which required 51 (2011), and David Nail's "Let It Rain" (featuring Sarah Buxton), which peaked in its 49th week (2012).
-- Avenged Sevenfold:"Hail to the King" zooms to the Active Rock summit in its fourth week, marking the fastest flight of the band's six format leaders. It's the chart's quickest-rising No. 1 since Disturbed's "Another Way to Die" also roared to the top in its fourth frame in 2010.
-- Earth, Wind & Fire: The veteran outfit becomes the 11th act to have appeared on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart in the '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s and '10s, as "My Promise" debuts at No. 30. Last week, Cher joined the select list with "Woman's World," which rises 30-29. Two other artists who've graced the survey in each of the last five decades are also charting: Elton John bullets at No. 15 with "Home Again" and Eric Clapton climbs 27-26 with "Every Little Thing." The other such consistent veterans: Chicago, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Paul McCartney, Santana, Bob Seger and Rod Stewart.
Additional reporting by Wade Jessen and Rauly Ramirez
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Auditions can be nerve-wracking affairs for actors. Imagine how daunting one is for a hit show like "Game of Thrones"!
Even more so since the HBO drama features some, uh, suggestive scenes. Gemma Whelan had to perform one such scene — pleasuring somebody while riding a horse — in her audition for Yara Greyjoy.
"It was weird, but the casting director makes you feel ... so comfortable," the actress said while appearing on Yahoo! UK's "Fringe in Five" chat show to promote her two shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
"I just had to pretend I was on a horse and I was 'seeing to' somebody behind me as I rode my horse and [the casting director] said, 'Look straight down the barrel of the camera and just go for it.' So there I was."
If Whelan could get through that awkward experience, playing the tough and formidable Yara should be a cakewalk.
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This week Colby O'Donis (remember him from Just Dance- Lady Gaga & Beautiful- Akon?) released a new song/music video on VEVO called 'Lean'. According to multiple sources Colby (who now goes by the name O'DONIS) is preparing to release a full album this October.
On August 12, Kendrick threw down the gauntlet, slicing and dicing every rapper around (save for a few icons) with his scathing verse on Big Sean’s song, ‘Control (HOF).’ The vocal beat down was legendary, but it also got us thinking — what other huge song disses have left us flabbergasted this year?
No matter what Big Sean or B.o.B. (or Lupe Fiasco or Joell Ortiz) say, Kendrick Lamar’s diss-heavy verse on “Control (HOF)” was the hardest-hitting moment in music in 2013 so far. But Kendrick hasn’t been the only one spewing out harsh (read: amazing) lyrics.
Chris Brown, Drake & More: 2013 Hip-Hop Brings The Disses
One of hip-hop’s biggest rivalries has provided ample fodder for on-air destruction. Of course we’re referring to Chris Brown and Drake. Clearly still enraged over his fight with Chris in July 2012, Drake dropped “5AM in Toronto” on March 7. And there are multiple lines that must have made Breezy cringe. Drake not only accused Chris of starting feuds for publicity’s sake (“A lot of n***as PR stuntin’ like that’s the movement/And I’m the only n***a still known for the music.”), he also thinly referenced Rihanna (which is obviously a touchy subject): I’m just being frank with you/I mean, where you think she at when she ain’t with you?
Ouch. But you can’t talk about hip-hop diss songs in 2013 without mentioning Ray J. You know, the guy who made a sex tape with Kim Kardashian in 2003 and then wrote a song about it ten years later. With lines like “She might move on to rappers and ballplayers/But we all know I hit it first,” and “I had her head going north and her ass going south/But now baby chose to go West,” Ray J was obviously aiming at a specific target.
Taylor Swift Knows Her Way Around A Diss Song
But like all lists about diss songs, it begins and ends with Taylor Swift. Our girl Tay Tay has been on the giving and receiving ends of diss songs this year. Let’s start with the good (for Taylor at least): her song “I Knew You Were Trouble” completely ripped through Harry Styles, and she didn’t even try to pretend the track wasn’t about him! “Taylor told Harry it’s about him,” a source told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “She references flying around America following One Direction’s tour in the song.”
Taylor Swift Gets What’s Coming To Her?
But what goes around comes around. Harry hasn’t taken a swing at T-Swift, but another ex-boyfriend — and a rap legend — may have! First, Jay Z took a shot at Taylor with “100$ Bill,” making fun of Taylor’s 2009 MTV Music Awards incident with Kanye West and saying that it made Yeezy a millionaire: ”Took that, Taylor Swift to a hundred f***ing million, b***h.”
We’re thinking it probably hurt more to get dissed in a full song, by an ex-boyfriend though. This year John Mayer sent a shot back at Taylor with his song, “Paper Doll.” In the song, John croons, “You’re like 22 girls in one/And none of them know what they’re running from/Was it just too far to fall for a little paper doll?”
He’s since been coy about the song’s meaning, but with the 22 reference — and his history of being slammed by Taylor — everyone pretty much already knows who he was singing about.
2013 has proved one thing — no one’s ever safe in the music game! What is the best diss song of this year?
Enjoying a sunny weekend day out, Shailene Woodley stopped by a friend’s house on Saturday (August 17) in Los Angeles. Sporting drastically shorter locks, the “Descendants” cutie showed off her new hairstyle to the her pal as the duo sat on the porch.
Though the 21-year-old got her hair cut to prepare for her role in “The Fault in Our Stars,” she also put the hair toward a good cause- an organization called Children with Hair Loss.
she's not done w/ the cut and color but it looks sorta cute up lol
"I was just walking through Times Square, and I passed the Booth Theatre, saw the play marquee in lights [for Glass Menagerie], and had this total moment … I am so excited. It reminded me of the first time I came to New York and had that dream — even more than movies, this has been my dream."
You live in New York City. Were you there the day of the Supreme Court decision on DOMA?
Yes. I went to Stonewall and heard Edith Windsor speak. I was with my brother, who’s straight but enormously supportive of me. I felt so grateful to be right in the middle of it all — to be at the place where, in so many ways, this revolution began, at a time when such significant progress has been made. It was a profound experience for sure.
Many people see your character in Glass Menagerie, Tom, as autobiographical for Tennessee Williams, the pioneering gay writer, and therefore an important gay figure. What's your take?
I don't think of him exclusively in terms of his sexuality. Everything I've learned about Tom, I've learned through Tennessee, [through] reading about his life and how he struggled in a lot of ways and thrived in others. I think his conflicted sexuality is a huge part of his character and therefore part of Tom, but there are larger obstacles he needs to overcome before he can look at that in depth.
I once talked to Patrick Stewart about Trekkies coming to see him perform Macbeth on Broadway, and he was just happy that people were in the seats. Do you worry that people may come to the theater looking for Spock instead of Tom?
I don't have any control over how people see me, I just have control over the work that I do. The good news is that I think all of the people who are fans of me from Star Trek will be exposed to a whole different kind of storytelling. I am certainly grateful for that, I hope they will be too.
This is your Broadway debut. How will you handle doing eight shows a week?
My first play in New York was the Angels in America cycle: both plays in rep, for about seven months. If I could survive that, I’ll be OK.
Source: OUT Magazine is still a thing, apparently