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Put your hands up, make 'em touch: Lady Gaga is the ruler of Billboard.com's 2013 Readers' Poll, which allowed pop music fans far and wide to vote for their favorite albums, songs, videos and performances of the past year. Gaga, who returned in late 2013 with her "ARTPOP" opus, emerged in a superstar-laden field and claimed the poll's top prize: the 2013 MVP.
2013 was a huge year for Gaga in the Readers' Poll, but Miley Cyrus wasn't too far behind the "Do What U Want" singer. "Wrecking Ball," Cyrus' first No. 1 single on the Hot 100 chart, was voted the best Hot 100 chart-topper of the year, and Cyrus' "Bangerz" career revival was voted the Comeback of the Year. Cyrus' twerk-happy VMAs performance was voted the Most Shocking Moment in music of 2013, and the "Wrecking Ball" online parodies won the vote for the Best Viral moment of the year.
Some other winners of note: just like in our mid-year poll Ariana Grande ran away with the Newcomer of the Year vote, overcoming fellow newbies Imagine Dragons and Lorde in the vote. Taylor Swift's international Red run was voted the Favorite Tour of the year, while Lollapalooza and "The X Factor" won for the year's best festival and musical TV show, respectively. And although we had to remove Beyonce from one of our categories -- "Beyonce Does Not Release An Album in 2013" certainly still can't be an option in the Biggest Disappointment vote! -- Queen Bey gave the Festival Performance of the year at Made In America, while she and Jay Z were voted the Hottest Couple of 2013.
Here are the final results for Billboard.com's 2013 Readers' Poll:
1. Lady Gaga (26%)
2. Miley Cyrus (21%)
3. Taylor Swift (9%)
1. Ariana Grande (30%)
2. Imagine Dragons (20%)
3. Lorde (17%)
Favorite No. 1 Hot 100 Song
1. Miley Cyrus, "Wrecking Ball" (27%)
2. Katy Perry, "Roar" (17%)
3. Lorde, "Royals" (16%)
Favorite No. 1 Billboard 200 Album
1. Lady Gaga, "ARTPOP" (26%)
2. Taylor Swift, "Red" (17%)
3. Miley Cyrus, "Bangerz" (17%)
Best Music Video
1. Lady Gaga, "Applause" (30%)
2. Miley Cyrus, "Wrecking Ball" (16%)
3. Taylor Swift, "I Knew You Were Trouble." (10%)
1. Miley Cyrus (37%)
2. Justin Timberlake (29%)
3. Daft Punk (5%)
Most Shocking Moment
1. Miley Cyrus' VMAs Performance (37%)
2. Lady Gaga Appears Naked in Marina Ambramovic Video (26%)
3. Cory Monteith's Death (15%)
Best Viral Sensation
1. Miley Cyrus, "Wrecking Ball" (56%)
2. Ylvis, "What Does The Fox Say" (19%)
3. Baauer, "Harlem Shake" (15%)
1. Lollapalooza (29%)
2. Made In America (20%)
3. Coachella (19%)
Best Festival Performance
1. Beyonce at Made In America (49%)
2. Swedish House Mafia at Ultra Music Festival (21%)
3. Paul McCartney at Bonnaroo (10%)
1. Taylor Swift (17%)
2. Beyonce (16%)
3. Justin Bieber (14%)
Best TV Performance
1. Lady Gaga on "Saturday Night Live" (28%)
2. Miley Cyrus at American Music Awards (19%)
3. Beyonce at Super Bowl (11%)
Most Overexposed Artist
1. Miley Cyrus (34%)
2. Lady Gaga (24%)
3. Justin Bieber (12%)
1. Lady Gaga Cancels Tour Dates Due To Injury (39%)
2. Jonas Brothers Cancel Tour, Break Up (18%)
3. Season 12 of "American Idol" (13%)
1. Lady Gaga (31%)
2. Miley Cyrus (19%)
3. Rihanna (10%)
1. Jay Z & Beyonce (27%)
2. Katy Perry & John Mayer (18%)
3. One Direction's Zayn Malik & Little Mix's Perrie Edwards (16%)
Most Memorable Feud
1. Lady Gaga vs. Perez Hilton (36%)
2. Miley Cyrus vs. Sinead O'Connor (26%)
3. Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey (25%)
1. Lady Gaga & R. Kelly, "Do What U Want" (35%)
2. Eminem & Rihanna, "The Monster" (17%)
3. Snoop Lion & Miley Cyrus, "Ashtrays & Heartbreaks" (12%)
Best Musical/Variety Show
1. "The X Factor" (29%)
2. "The Voice" (23%)
3. "Saturday Night Live" (22%)
Most Anticipated Event of 2014
1. Lady Gaga's Next Tour (29%)
2. Britney Spears' Las Vegas Residency (19%)
3. Taylor Swift's Next Album (14%)
Lorde Tourmate Lo-Fang Was Kind Of Scared Of Her At First
Lo-Fang— a.k.a. Matthew Hemerlein — is about to get the royal treatment. After Lorde chose his track "#88" as one of her favorite of the past year, the 17-year-old singer tapped him for her spring tour. Not bad for a guy who was too shy to say "hi" to the wunderkind not that long ago.
"[She] got a copy of my record from her producer, Joel Little, pretty soon after its completion in early September and they were both into it," Hemerlein told MTV News, explaining how Lorde came to discover a musician whose debut record, Blue Film, has yet to drop. "I love the songs on Pure Heroine and I've definitely driven around L.A. at night listening to their stuff, so was really happy to hear a mutual response."
Before Lorde listed Lo-Fang's "#88" — a dreamy track that's somewhere between King Krule and James Blake (with strings!) — as her #2 song of the year on Huffington Post, though, Hemerlein was a bit scared of the singer.
"I went to her show at The Fonda [in L.A.] and was really impressed, but despite having after-show passes was too shy to say anything," he said. "I don't think she even knows this but maybe she'll find out now."
"I then found out Lorde made '#88' one of her favorite songs of 2013, which was really amazing given the fact that it took me over two years to complete and I had begun writing it while in Cambodia," he added. "So this song had a really strange journey — from being conceived in these jungle temples in Southeast Asia back to a fully controlled American recording studio in L.A. and then onto the playlist of a young and talented artist from New Zealand."
Soon after giving Hemerlein her queenly nod, Lorde attended one of Lo-Fang's shows in L.A. and — over Pho afterwards — the two finally met. And although it was only the musician's second show as Lo-Fang, Lorde chose him to go on tour with her this spring, after his record drops on February 25.
#AdoreYou video coming dec 26
idg the love for this song, but she looks pretty <3
Happy birthday celebrations to my beautiful jade! @jadeameliabadwi I love you so much hope you had the best night! X
ZAYN Malik and Perrie Edwards wedding is set to be the biggest event on the showbiz calendar for 2014.
So far Harry Styles' bandmate has remained tight lipped on his forthcoming romantic ceremony with his Little Mix beauty.
But lucky for us, his mum has spilled the beans on the nuptials and has revealed the pair will tie the knot sooner then we thought.
Trish Malik told the BBC: "They're thinking of the end of next year, although no date has yet been set yet."
With Xmas around the corner, mummy Zayn says the two lovebirds and Perrie's mum will be spending Christmas day with her in Bradford.
She said: "I will cook the dinner," and added "Perrie and her mother will be there and we'll open presents, play games and stuff our faces."
The mum-of-four had also admitted that she would like her future daughter-in-law and son to move closer to home once a bun is in the oven.
"If they have children I wouldn't like to be so far away from them," she said.
Adding: "I would really like to still be part of their lives."
Even though Zayn's music career has skyrocketed over the past couple of years his mama admitted he nearly missed his date with destiny.
"On the morning of the X Factor audition Zayn didn't want to go," she recalled. "He chickened out, saying: 'Can't I just leave it?'."
A One Direction without Zayn isn't even worth thinking about.
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Add Amazon to the short list of retailers protesting Beyonce's iTunes exclusive. While Amazon.com is carrying the MP3 version of the album, the online merchant is apparently not stocking the CD version of the album, according to label sources and a check of the site. The album is available, however, via third-party sellers in the Amazon marketplace.
Earlier this week, Target said it would not carry the new Beyonce album, which iTunes got a one week exclusive window to sell the 14-song, 17-video album and did so to the tune of more than 600,000 units in the U.S. for the first three-days of availability.
Moreover, while Amazon is carrying the Beyonce MP3 in its store, it does not appear to be supporting the album with any prime real estate. The only way the album is visible if shoppers search for it and will see that the album is there digitally for $15.99.
While most merchants have chosen to carry the Beyonce album, which streeted today after iTunes’ week-long exclusive window, they aren't happy about the preferential treatment given to Apple. Sources say Sony and Columbia still managed to ship over 500,000 units of the CD by today’s street date.
Meanwhile, in addition to being annoyed at the Beyonce exclusive, Amazon is reportedly still steaming that Sony Music Entertainment handed down an edict that Amazon, or any other retailer for that matter, couldn't pre-sell the Beyonce title. Pre-sales of new titles has proven to be an effective marketing tool and the Sony edict was interpreted as further protecting the iTunes exclusive window.
According to sources, Amazon may be considering further reprisals against Sony Music Entertainment and Columbia down the line, although conversations are said to be still ongoing between the label and the merchant.
Historically, Sony Music Entertainment has been the biggest player in handing out exclusive windows to merchant and is a master at contending with the ill-feelings such a strategy generates from other retailers. Usually, Sony finds a way to placate the other merchants by offering economic inducements in an attempt to offset whatever harm may have come from those merchants losing out on the exclusive title. Columbia and Amazon did not respond to a request for comment at press time.
King Bey got everyone pressed
"It would look slightly pathetic if I tried to squeeze back into the Elf tights."
– Will Ferrell, shooting down rumors of a sequel to his 2003 hit holiday movie, on Watch What Happens Live
"Relationships are kind of like riding a bull – you hold on for dear life. Sometimes you get a little buck here and there, but you get back on."
– Katy Perry, who costarred (and rode a mechanical bull) in the music video for "Who You Love" with boyfriend John Mayer, on Good Morning America
"It should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV."
– Jennifer Lawrence, taking aim at body bullies, during an appearance on Barbara Walters's The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013 special
"It's not how I saw the dream of my time with Meryl Streep. But she was a worthy opponent. She was not going down without some scratches and some heels in thighs."
– Julia Roberts, who tackled fellow Oscar winner Streep to the ground in their new film, August: Osage County, to E!
"Growth. Love. Happiness. Fun. Enjoy your life, it's short."
– Beyoncé, on the message behind her buzzy surprise album, in a video on YouTube
"Let's hope he doesn't forget I'm still going to have the lap he can always sit in."
– Blake Shelton, poking fun at pal Adam Levine's recently acquired Sexiest Man Alive status, on The Voice
"Unless someone's watching you give birth, I don't think they want to make the wrong call."
– Olivia Wilde, on people going to great lengths to avoid mentioning her pregnancy, on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
"I wanted to be [husband] number eight, but we ran out of road."
– Colin Farrell, on his relationship with the late Elizabeth Taylor, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
"It was so fun wearing a fat rock for a few years."
– Miley Cyrus, reflecting on her broken engagement to Liam Hemsworth, on Barbara Walters's The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013 special
"I don't go to church for scripts. I go for scripture, but not scripts."
– Mark Wahlberg, who gets hounded with potential projects during mass, on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
HAPPY FRIDAY, ONTD! :-) xoxo
With Lamar Odom out of the picture, Khloe Kardashian turned to ANOTHER basketball star for some company during a shopping outing in Bev Hills ... ex-NBA stud Baron Davis.
TMZ Sports shot footage of the two leaving Barneys New York on Thursday ... laughing and smiling together ... and even sharing a hug before getting in separate cars and hitting the road.
Unclear if the two are just shopping pals ... or something more.
We do know this ... Baron grew up in L.A. and has been friends with the Kardashians for years. He's also tight with Kate Hudson (they went to high school together).
There are rumors Khloe is secretly dating Dodgers star Matt Kemp ... but no signs of the MLB star yesterday.
Twitter erupts at the comedian, who spends the rest of the evening apologizing
FRIDAY, DEC 20, 2013 10:11 PM EST
Steve Martin apologized for a racist joke on Twitter Friday night, then quickly deleted the tweet and continued saying he was sorry.
Martin was bantering with Twitter followers and turning their grammar questions into jokes when he was asked “is this how you spell lasonia?”
His response: “It depends. Are you in an African-American restaurant or at an Italian restaurant.”
Martin apologized and deleted the tweet, but screen shots and angry, disappointed reactions ricocheted around Twitter all evening.
Martin then expressed contrition again, tweeting that “I did apologize. But again, a second later I realized what an offensive thing I’d done.” He answered another tweet that told him “in retrospect, bad joke” with the response “Yeah, I learned that.”
I did apologize. But again, a second later I realized what an offensive thing I'd done. Deep bow. @JustCindeh— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) December 21, 2013
Oop Steve, you in danger girl. Black Twitter coming for his edges in 3...2..1
Kylie Jenner has continuously made it very clear she's not dating Justin Bieber's buddy Jaden Smith, so is she secretly after the "Heartbreaker" himself? Whether she's interested or not, one thing's for sure -- she definitely thinks he's a great guy (and super attractive!).
E! News caught up with Kendall at the premiere of Justin's upcoming movie, Believe, where she defended the star, saying, "He's always been so nice and he's such a good guy despite what everyone says about him. I think he's amazing. He's just been a great friend. He's really cool. He's humble."
And that's not all! She was also asked if she thinks he's cute, spilling, "Of course! Doesn't every girl think he's cute?"
Do you want Kylie and Justin to date? Let us know in the comments below!
The eclectic TriBeCa duplex loft that took a star turn in Lena Dunham’s career-launching indie feature, “Tiny Furniture” (after its owners, who happened to be her parents, allowed her to film there), is poised to enter the market at $6.25 million. The imaginatively renovated living-and-studio space is in a former textile factory at 16 Desbrosses Street.
The building, on a cobblestone block between Hudson and Greenwich Streets just east of the Hudson River, was bought for $7.9 million in 2001 by a consortium of artists and writers led by the architect Peter Moore. It was eventually converted into eight residential condominiums.
The nearly 3,600-square-foot unit, No. 4S, which includes a bilevel space across the hall, is being sold by Ms. Dunham’s parents, the artist/filmmaker Laurie Simmons and the painter Carroll Dunham, both renowned in the fine arts orbit. Mr. Dunham handled the inaugural renovation while the family lived in a Brooklyn Heights rental, and for the first two years he and Ms. Simmons used the loft as their work space. The family moved there in 2004, and the duplex has since undergone a progression of reconfigurations and modernizations by the architect David Bers in collaboration with Mr. Dunham, with finishes and overhead lighting by the designer Nick Dine and custom wood cabinetry by the artist Gregory Curry.
The monthly maintenance is $1,500, and the monthly real estate taxes are $2,364. Designated basement storage space is part of the sale, as is the décor detail that was a running gag in “Tiny Furniture,” a wall of seemingly infinite and somewhat mysterious cabinets on the main level.
The space is brightened by a 32-foot-wide expanse of south-facing windows. The eat-in kitchen has Carrara marble counters, a Wolf range, and east and south exposures. The original hardwood floors are painted pale gray, with a 40-foot wall of original brick, painted white, in the 40-by-15-foot living/dining area. The master bedroom and an elaborate walk-in closet that connects to the master bath are clad in cherry wood — even the ceiling. “We found it soothing to look up and see wood,” Ms. Simmons said.
The beamed ceilings in the living area are almost 11 feet high and studded with recessed lighting. In the 21-by-12-foot foyer, spotlight-style fixtures are positioned to illuminate large art, and the custom wooden built-ins, including a bench that serves as a buffer to the open staircase to the studio downstairs, are of poplar.
The foyer’s elegant powder room, whose silver tiles and fixtures — a sparkling silver toilet is the surprise centerpiece — contrast with walnut walls, was the sole decorative province of Ms. Simmons. “That was the one room where I expressed myself,” she said. But artistic touches abound throughout the home, which is set up as a two-bedroom two-bath retreat on the upper level, with a nearly 850-square-foot art studio and additional office space on the lower, along with a half bath and display shelves for books and art objects.
The 24-by-17-foot “children’s wing” at the back of the main level still has its west-facing window but no longer has the sibling-friendly room divider that was in place when Lena, who moved out in 2012, and her younger sister, Grace, who is in her final year of college, shared it and the green-tile bathroom. The sisters and their respective bedrooms figured prominently in “Tiny Furniture.”
“In 2009,” said Ms. Simmons, “Lena asked if she could shoot a movie here, and I said O.K., as long as she didn’t ruin the white floors, and then she asked if her sister and I would be in it.” Ms. Simmons is working on her own first feature film in Cornwall, Conn., where the couple own a former schoolhouse. She has enlisted Lena for a small role.
“Her movie ‘Tiny Furniture’ was shot in every square inch of our home,” Ms. Simmons recalled. “Carroll moved out for the entire 19-day shoot. It was pretty chaotic, with lots of pizza and coffee and egg sandwiches flying around. I still find bits of gaffers’ tape. And of course the white floors were totally wrecked.”
But the floors were refinished this year, and with Ms. Simmons and Mr. Dunham devoting much of their time to Connecticut, an urban downsizing is imminent. Terry Naini of Town Residential is the listing broker. The furniture, tiny or otherwise, is moving with the sellers.
Lena's parents intend to live at their weekend home in Connecticut
nytimes | tmagazine
Guess those rumors were true. Ooop.
On October 8, 2013 One Direction fans from all over the world joined together to organize a charity drive for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in honor of Louis Tomlinson’s 22nd birthday.
Fans of Tomlinson, one-fifth of the boy band, One Direction, decided the perfect 22nd birthday gift would be to band together to raise $22,222 for the organization Tomlinson supports through charity football matches by December 24th.
The donation page received more than $850 in donations within the first 12 hours the site was up, and as of December 21, 2013 they have come together to raise $18,834.34.
Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice supports UK children in South Yorkshire, and the North Midlands with a shortened life expectancy. They provide ongoing medical respite care for the poorly child, practical and emotional support for family members, bereavement support, and end of life care. Fans can donate here.
It's really great to see the fandom doing something so lovely in the face of the usual drama.
You know what they say: It’s not about the size of the ship, it’s about the motion of the ocean.
The average penis size is 5.6 inches long when erect. Some penises are bigger than that. Others are smaller. If you are in the class of men with penises shorter than 5.6 inches, don’t fret. You’re in good company.
Scroll down to see (five) eight of Hollywood’s (allegedly) most poorly-endowed men.
In 2008, when asked about Kutcher’s relationship with Demi Moore, the late great actress Brittany Murphy told David Letterman: “I suppose the crux of their relationship basically means to him that age doesn’t matter and to her that size doesn’t matter.” Kutcher and Murphy dated in 2002. Clearly things didn’t end well.
Eminem’s on-again-off-again wife/fantasy murder victim Kim Mathers told a Detroit radio station in 2007 that the homophobic rapper was “not very well-endowed.” On top of that, sex with him was “bad.” Then she offered this word of advice: “If you’re going to have sex with Marshall, make sure you have a little blue pill, because otherwise it does not work.”
During an interview in 2011, Nick Cannon’s ex-fiance, model Selita Ebanks, described both his kissing abilities and his penis size with just a single word: “Eh.” Her silence speaks volumes. Although, Mariah Carey seems to be happy with it.
After they broke up at the end of 2005, pop singer Jessica Simpson reportedly gave an interview in which she confessed: “Nick’s small package was a problem sometimes, like the first time we had sex, to tell you the truth, I didn’t really feel much. I faked the whole thing. I really felt sorry for him; I still loved him though.”
The Latin crooner has joked about the size of his dong for years. In 2005, he told an interviewer that he hoped to launch a line of extra small condoms: “I can never find extra-small condoms, and I know it’s really embarrassing for people — you know, from experience. Hopefully people won’t be ashamed when I step forward.” In 2011, he brought it up again, this time flat out saying: “I have the smallest penis in the world.” Anna Kournikova, however, doesn’t seem to mind.
how small is too small, ontd?
how big is too big?
Thomas Schnauz, Gennifer Hutchison join Peter Gould on AMC prequel
The “Better Call Saul” writers room is filling up with familiar faces.
“Breaking Bad” alums Thomas Schnauz and Gennifer Hutchison have joined Peter Gould on the staff of the prequel series bound for AMC next year.
Schnauz will serve as co-exec producer on the Sony Pictures TV series starring by Bob Odenkirk. Hutchison will be supervising producer. Schnauz spread the word of his hire Wednesday night with a Tweet noting his move into the “Saul” offices.
Excited to get into my "Better Call Saul" office. Off to a great start... pic.twitter.com/JeJpHJshVy— Thomas Schnauz (@TomSchnauz) December 19, 2013
Gould and “Breaking Bad” boss Vince Gilligan created the prequel that will revolve around shady lawyer Saul Goodman in the years before he meets chemistry teacher-cum-meth kingpin Walter White.
Schnauz was a co-exec producer on “Breaking Bad.” He earned an Emmy nom this year for penning the episode “Say My Name,” which he also directed. His other series credits include CW’s “Reaper” and Fox’s “The X-Files.”
Hutchison rose through the ranks on “Breaking Bad,” serving as exec story editor in the final season. Among her writing credits on the show were the final-season seg “Confessions,” co-written with Gilligan.
Gould may yet recruit more “Breaking Bad” alums as he puts the finishing touches on the writing staff.
There’s no word yet on a premiere date for “Saul,” but Sony has already struck an off-net deal with Netflix for repeats of the series. In announcing that deal, the logline for “Saul” described the show thusly: “From parking tickets to mass murder, from slip-and-fall to bond fraud, Saul handles it all.”
Much like the fashion industry itself, this year's search trends for top designers were ever-evolving.
In the U.S., fashion icon and designer Victoria Beckham took the crown as the most-searched fashion designer of 2013, while former Project Runway judge Michael Kors followed in the number two spot — Kors was in the top of the results for the second year in a row (he was number one in 2012).
Ralph Lauren, an American favorite best known for his Polo clothing brand, took third for the most-searched designer of 2013. Staples of the industry, both Chanel and Gucci remained strong, coming in at numbers four and six respectively.
Here's a look at the top 10 most-searched fashion designers, according to BingTrends.com:
1. Victoria Beckham— Victoria Beckham has come a long way from being known simply for her role as Posh Spice or David Beckham's glamorous wife. Beckham began her fashion line of dresses, accessories, denim and eyewear in the 2000s, and has since made the full transition from pop star to revered style icon. Beckham graces the cover of the December 2013 issue of Paris Vogue, alongside her husband.
3. Ralph Lauren— Known for his popular Polo clothing line, Ralph Lauren's fall 2013 collections graced runways around the world. With stylistic nods to Russian-street style and naval-inspired pieces, his fall 2013 collection wowed many of the fashion elite with elegant furs and glamorous accessories.
4. Chanel— The iconic brand celebrated the 100th anniversary of the opening of its first boutique in March. Creative director Karl Lagerfeld paid tribute to the landmark occasion with a short film chronicling the brand's beginnings, starring Keira Knightley as Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, along with a cast of top model talent. The video, entitled "Once Upon A Time...," runs a little over 18 minutes long and has accrued over 500,000 views.
5. Kimora Lee Simmons— Kimora Lee Simmons' many ventures and strong brand made her the fifth most-searched designer of 2013. Simmons is currently the president and creative director of JustFab.com, a personalized shopping website.
9. Steve Madden— Steve Madden's shoes, boots and accessories are common sights on the street-style savvy. Over the course of the past few years, the brand has flourished and the company has formed a number of strategic partnerships. As a designer, Madden famously spent time in prison for illegal stock manipulation practices — transgressions that will be detailed in the highly anticipated movie The Wolf of Wall Street, set to release on Christmas Day.
So who wore it best? According to the data, First Lady Michelle Obama took first place for this year's most-searched fashion icon in the U.S.
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Duck Dynasty may be embroiled in a gay sex row with it's star suspended but the show certainly has one big admirer - President Obama.
Obama professed his love of Duck Dynasty in an exclusive interview with People magazine that came out Friday.
In answer to the question, 'Who would you rather spend the day with: Kim and Kanye or the Duck Dynasty Family?' he chose the Duck Dynasty family.
He may be regretting the choice after Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson made controversial statements linking homosexuality to bestiality in an interview with GQ magazine.
Big fan: The President has professed his love of the A&E show, saying he watches it on Air Force One
Duck for cover: Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty who made controversial statements about homosexuality...
The President gave his interview to People magazine before Phil Robertson's comments came to light.
'The Duck Dynasty family seems like a pretty fun bunch,' he told People. 'I can see how that would be pretty fun.'
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Drizzy Drake is sharing his January Vibe cover shine with another notable man next month: bite-size comedian Kevin Hart. The first issue of the new year, labeled “The Race Issue,” will explore “America’s fear of a black planet,” and to do so the mag asked these two gentlemen whose race hasn’t halted their success in the slightest to speak on their experience as black men in the entertainment industry. Yesterday, we dove into Drake’s thoughts on the matter, but Kevin Hart also had some interesting things to say about what effect racism has had on him and how he’s raising his children to think about race in this multicultural era.
You don’t make race the nucleus of your routine. Why?
No, I don’t need to. I get that racism exists, but it’s not a catalyst for my content. I don’t need to talk about race to have material. My style of comedy is more self-deprecating. I think that makes me more relatable. When you deal with “topics”—race, white versus black—you’re not separating from the pack. You’re doing what everybody else is doing. It’s easy to take those subjects and make them personal. You show more depth when that’s not your shtick.
Talk about raising kids in this post-racial society.
My kids are coming up in a different time then me. Interracial couples are of the norm. With me, it’s about making sure my kids understand the importance of education and having opportunities that I didn’t. My goal as a parent is to make sure they don’t take what they have for granted. You definitely want your kids to understand their heritage, but I don’t want my kids to just focus on being black. They are people. I don’t want them to judge other people or to be judged. I want them to be good people, so good people will treat them accordingly. I preach that to my kids and everything else falls into place.
Do you have any experiences with everyday racism?
Even if I did, I don’t give it the attention. I don’t welcome negative energy. The time it takes to harbor, reap, bitch and complain is time that you can be doing something else. Have I gotten into situations with people that could have been racist? Of course, I am human. I’m a young black guy in Hollywood. You chalk it up and you move on.
While I can respect Kevin’s thoughts on race, I am having a bit of a hard time wrapping my mind around this cover image of him sitting in between an (assumed) white woman’s legs and staring at her crotch as somehow symbolizing post-racialism. Don’t you just hate it when people go on a crusade to shine light on one atrocity, like racism in this instance, and end up being the poster child for another? Objectification much?
I’m also not particularly feeling this headline of having “white power” as if Kevin Hart’s ability to make white people laugh is somehow evidence he’s reached his pinnacle. I know all black entertainers strive to be accepted by mainstream audiences because it is a tough feat, but all this picture tells me is what makes this success sweet is being able to sleep with a white chick, not knocking down any sort of racial barriers and ushering in opportunities for more people of color. But maybe I’m doing to opposite of what Kevin Hart wants his kids to do which is focus too much on being black. Oh well.
Niall Horan is to be honoured by his hometown when the new Gar for 2014 is released with the 1D star’s face on it.
The Gar is Mullingar’s unique tourism currency, launched in 2011 and based on the design of the old £10 note; it featured James Joyce, a famous Mullingar resident, who also featured on the original punt note.
Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin replaced the author in the summer of 2012 to celebrate his homecoming and his excellent run in the London Olympics.
Now, facing into 2014, Mullingar Chamber has chosen another famous citizen for its currency and hopes his fans will come to the town and spend both time and the Niall Horan Gar while they are here.