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Oh No They Didn't! - LiveJournal.com

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    Anna Kendrick thinks it would be extremely taxing to have the pressure of constantly making “Most Beautiful” lists, and she’s opening up about being known more for her acting abilities than for her looks.

    The Pitch Perfect 2 star, who’s had a booming career since first appearing in The Twilight Saga, acknowledges it’s not her looks that’s fueled her successful career – although to her credit, it could’ve been.

    "The thing is, my appearance—that's never been my moneymaker," she told the August issue of Glamour.

    "I'm fine being small. I'm fine being all the things I am and I'm happy I'm not supposed to be on the 50 Most Beautiful list all the time, because that would be super f--king stressful,” she went on to say.

    Last month, it was revealed Kendrick told Elle she hasn’t been hit on in five years. She said the last time she was hit on was in 2009, when Up in the Air came out.

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    In an interesting discovery today, it was learned that Lady Gaga’s album track ‘Mary Jane Holland’, produced by the talented Madeon, was originally intended for the artist The Good Natured.
    The song was previously titled ‘Cant Beat The Machines’ and features mostly the same production work by Madeon. Released in June of 2012, The Good Natured track has been completely pulled off of the internet, after Gaga purchased the rights to turn it into the song – ‘Mary Jane Holland‘. Operation Gaga was able to obtain the lost demo through a few hours of Google searching (original source here), and are happy to share it today! Listen to the full song below:


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    This original demo is better than the final mess Gaga released tbh.

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    Beyoncé and Jay Z may be in the middle of their On the Run Tour, but that doesn't mean they don't have plenty of downtime to enjoy some photo-worthy moments with their two-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.

    The Grammy-winning songstress posted several cute snapshots on her website of her playing with Blue at an undisclosed location, including one of her jumping on a trampoline while carrying her little one.

    In another too-cute-for-words pic, Blue is seen sitting by the end of the pool in a, what else, blue bathing suit.

    Bey kept up her tradition of not showing her daughter's face in any of the photos, choosing to only reveal pictures of her back.


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    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (née Caroline Charonplop Kyarypamyupamyu) is one of the world’s biggest game-changing pop phenomena, but if you live in the States, you might not have ever even heard of her. Though she’s a one-woman cottage industry in her native Japan, releasing three number-one albums, garnering huge social media followings, and endorsing major products, it’s been extremely difficult for Asian artists like her to cross over and climb the American charts, Psy’s “Gangnam Style” smash aside.

    If anyone can do it, though, it might be this Lady Gaga of Japan. Kyary has an off-kilter pop appeal that feels perfectly suited for a Katy Perry radio world, and she’s distinguished herself with hyper-creative videos like “PONPONPON” (over 67 million views!), which shows her dressing up in an escalating series of insane outfits that are Internet-age perfection. Her new album, Pika Pika Fantajin, out in the U.S. on July 29, is being produced by longtime collaborator and J-pop mastermind Yasutaka Nakata, and features her first-ever all-English song, “Ring a Bell,” now streaming exclusively on Vogue.com. Take a listen here. If the stars align, you might just be hearing this voice all over American radio in a matter of weeks.


    Vogue didn't explain the song, which may turn people off. Kyary explained the simplicity of it:

    It was my first try at singing a song completely in English.  It’s kind of like a children’s song in English.  Like when you’re going to a music studio! Happy! The lyrics are very simple.  The choreography is simple so I want to get heated up with everyone during a live performance!

    She's not kidding. I think Barney had more complex lyrics than this song. But she is learning English.

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    "Pikapika Fantajin" debuted at #1 on the Oricon chart with 48k sold, and her second album to debut at #1. Mind you, Japan has 1/3 our population, so proportionally, that's like an American selling 144,000, which doesn't happen often.

    "I’m so happy that my third album was also able to take the #1 spot on the Oricon rankings! It’s a moment I get to experience again thanks to all the fans who support me and all of my staff members. As Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, I hope to keep evolving, keep surprising and delighting everyone, and convey all these emotions to you!"

    The album comes out on iTunes on July 29. It's on Barnes & Noble for preorder for August 12 delivery, which kind of explains why retail outlets cratered in a digital world, doesn't it?

    Sources: Vogue (stream won't embed), 2, 3, 4


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    Chace Crawford has revealed he has split with his latest girlfriend Canadian model Rachelle Goulding.





    The former Gossip Girl star told Kiis FM breakfast show hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O the couple were no longer together on Wednesday. Chace, who was being interviewed by the pair was asked by the shock jock:'Are you still dating that Canadian model, the hot chick?'
    The 29-year-old responded: 'Ah, no, I'm not, I'm not.'


    Kyle, digging deeper on the topic of the actor's personal life said: 'Ahh, pardon me for bringing up...what happened there?'Taking it in his stride Chace explained the couple's split was amicable: 'It's totally good, it's totally good. We had fun.' The actor was last pictured together with Rachelle, 26, back in March last year, when they were seen taking in a Knicks vs Bobcats game at Madison Square Garden in New York City. But it was never confirmed they had parted company.

    The model was born in Vancouver, Canada, before moving to New Zealand and then Australia as a child. (LOL, WHO ASKED???) When she was 10 years old her family then relocated back to Vancouver. Her exotic looks are courtesy of her mixed Filipino, Spanish, English and Irish heritage, and they have helped to get her some high profile campaigns. (WHAT? WHY?) Rachelle has strutted her stuff and posed up a storm for the likes of Elizabeth Arden, Nivea, Olay and Vidal Sassoon. She was also named the Sports Illustrated Lovely Lady of the Day (OF THE DAY?!) by the magazine, thanks to her TV spot for Axe body spray. (SMDH @ THIS RESUME)

    In the commercial she showed off her sporting prowess and showcased shot-put and pole-vaulting skills while keeping her eyes on a man spraying his bare chest.
    However it seems her fantastic physique and showstopping looks weren't enough to keep Chace interested - although he revealed the main reason the pair went their separate ways was
    because he has moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.

    He said: 'I actually moved out of New York, I live in LA now.' Kyle pushing on whether he was on the market asked: 'Have you got a new one (girlfriend), have you got a new bit of romance?' Chace, who filmed his last scenes for Gossip Girl in October 2012 said furthering his career was currently coming first. 'You know what I am traveling too much right now. I am just trying to move in (to Los Angeles) right now, I have a couple of independent films, right now.'


    He said the dating scene wasn't the same as New York: 'You know what LA is different. It's defintiely a different town from New York, especially for meeting people.' This drew a smile from Jackie which caused Kyle to say: 'What that really means, because girls hear things one way and men hear things a different way, is...so you heard that (Jackie) as: "He's single and he's devoted to his work. 'And the way I heard that is: "No no I'm chopping everything, I'm single. I'm just going through, I've just moved to a new town and I'm just exploring all options."' Chace took the comments in his stride and laughed while Jackie added he probably wouldn't have too much trouble finding himself some interested ladies: 'Well it's LA He wouldn't have any problems getting girls no question.'

    Since leaving Gossip Girl the actor has starred in the film What To Expect When You Are Expecting, and most recently had a guest spot in Glee starring as Dianna Agron's character Quinn's boyfriend. He has four movies currently in post production - Undrafted, Eloise, Mountain Men and an as yet untitled Warren Beatty project.


    Can we please give it up for the P.R. summer intern who put this piece together?



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    After The Hills alum skipped Kardashian's nuptials to Kanye West, rumors swirled that the siblings may be squabbling but Jenner says that simply isn't true.

    "Not going to Kim's wedding was not me trying to diss her and Kanye," Jenner told PEOPLE at Monday night's 9th Annual All-Star Celebrity Kick-Off Party, where he later spun tracks as DJ.

    "I simply had a very last-minute thing. They didn't want to let people know about their wedding early in advance, and I had already booked gigs in Chicago and some other places, so I was already working."

    As for rumors of Kardashian not inviting Jenner's girlfriend, Kaitlyn, to festivities? Totally false. "Of course Kim would let me bring my girlfriend if I wanted to," Jenner said. "I'm her brother – it's her wedding. I am allowed to bring someone if I want to."

    While Jenner may have missed out on Kim's big day, he did attend the wedding of her ex-boyfriend Reggie Bush over the weekend.

    "I've been friends with Reggie for a very long time," Jenner explained. "I really love him and he's one of my favorite people on this entire planet. I got to have a really close relationship with him through him and Kim being together."

    Despite his absence at Kim's European affair, Jenner cares a lot about his stepsister.

    "The only opinion that matters in this situation is Kim's, and me and her are good," he says. "She is incredible."



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    When Glu Mobile, the San Francisco based publisher of the app, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood makes its second quarter earnings announcement in a few weeks, CEO Niccolo de Masi will probably find it hard to resist mumbling a quiet ka-ching under his breath.

    Analysts forecast that the app, a breakout hit for the developer, will probably rake in $200 million in revenue by the end of this year, according to reports by Bloomberg.

    With the launch of the game just three weeks ago, stock price of Glu is at the highest it’s been in 18 months – making this the biggest and most profitable year in the company’s history.

    It’s particularly impressive, given that its recent success can be attributed to just one bold yet rather astute move.

    Glu took one of its proven game engine concepts, a game previously called Stardom Hollywood which already had a history of retaining and monetizing users, and made the decision to re-brand it with a star name attached.

    “We identified Kim Kardashian West as arguably the best brand fit in the world and we approached her,” CEO Niccolo de Masi tells me.

    “Everyone quickly recognized the tremendous business opportunity.”

    With Kardashian West’s brand power, the game has reached a wide audience, offering players a glimpse into her life they may not otherwise have seen – while generating revenues from in-app purchases for the company.

    “The app stands currently at number five on Apple ’s Top Grossing chart so we are confident in our pricing decisions,” he says.

    Further, with a staggering 40,000 five star reviews in Apple’s App store, and the only game in the top 10 to hold a five star rating, it’s fair to conclude that its users are more than a little taken away.

    Payal Shah the smart, successful 24 year old entrepreneur behind L’Dezen, an international fine jewelry brand which counts Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood and Nicki Minaj as clients, finds that the alternate reality portrayed by Kim Kardashian: Hollywood provides not just entertainment but also some welcome respite.

    “It’s almost like living a parallel life. Not that I strive to be an A-List Hollywood celebrity ‎- I have clients that are, so I know what their lives are like. It’s a fun escape after a challenging day. The fancy clothes, the stunning villas and apartments, the clubbing and socializing are just a few keystrokes way. Literally while you’re lying in bed.”

    Ali Hussainy, a 20 year old from Los Angeles, another super fan of the app says, “I work in Film and TV, so what I find most interesting is that Kim Kardashian has done what every production company in town is trying to accomplish: creating a second screen experience to accompany their show. I’m sure most Kim fans only put down the game to watch Keeping up with the Kardashians, and then pick it up again once the show is over. There is no disconnect.”

    According to the app’s publisher, Kardashian West has been actively involved in the development process from start to finish.

    “In addition to her in-game audio commentary, she provided a significant amount of creative feedback. She hand-selected the majority of the outfits, accessories, hairstyles, and other in-game items – and her deep involvement continues as we roll out updates and new content – from the aesthetics to new locations and features,” says de Masi.

    The game’s concept is simple: With Kim Kardashian as their mentor, users work their way up the rungs of Hollywood to become, ultimately, an A List celebrity.

    Emy Sebagh, a 20 year old from Los Angeles, ranks as the number one A-Lister in her group (at the time of publishing.)

    “Being an A-list celebrity means you get more appearances, shoots and big opportunities such as being the face of a brand. This also means you get more money, which you can use to buy properties and new outfits that will help you level up, and gain more followers. I currently have over 50 million followers.”

    While this may seem an unappealing, even objectionable endeavor to those who have grown wary of a culture obsessed with the fast pursuit of fame, these young players say they ‘get’ the game’s humor and – something beloved of their age-group: the irony.

    Says Ali, “Kim Kardashian has taken every negative connotation that has ever been made about her and incorporated it into this game. Half the fun is waiting for the little inside jokes like ‘Dating another celebrity will make you more famous.’ And it’s actually quite funny when you come across a character you’re having a faux Twitter war with, or a D-Lister trying to bad mouth you, you think to yourself: Is Kim referring to who I think she is?”

    Key to the game’s success is that everything is kept current. “Kim Kardashian’s outfits are up to date. ‘Yeezus’ is mentioned a few times – one of the t-shirts available looks like the Yeezus Tour shirt and Kim is wearing her massive engagement ring,” says Emy.

    “It doesn’t look like the Kim from two years ago, or even a year ago,” adds Ali. “It is pretty much up to date with the Kim you constantly see. You think to yourself, wasn’t Kim just wearing that dress, like, a month ago?”

    It’s for these reasons, they say, that the game has spread like wildfire – with almost all their friends – and Instagram followers – obsessed.

    A game of this nature, and with such popularity, would attract a fair amount of criticism – not unexpectedly. Some have called it ‘vapid’ and ‘shallow’ for promoting the wrong ideals to young people.

    Ali responds, “I am not insulted by those who think it promotes vapid morals - it does. But, I know that a game doesn’t define my morals.”

    “When I first started playing the game,” says Emy, “I was a little surprised by how superficial it was. Working in the industry, I can’t lie and say this is not how Hollywood works. Maybe I’m lucky enough to know the truth and not let it affect my values.”

    Adds Payal, “It’s just a fun way to sort of still get out there without really being out there. And, rather than defining who you are, it allows you to have a dual life, while still incorporating things that you enjoy such as the gaming aspect, social media, love and relationships and career building.”

    I put the same question to de Masi.

    “We’re in the business of mobile entertainment,” he replies, “and the product we’ve delivered does just that.”

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    With a flawless physique and undeniable sexual magnetism, it’s not hard for Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to look amazing in any setting.

    Proving this to be true, the English model/actress emerged from a Los Angeles fitness center on Thursday (July 10) looking like she was ready for a photo shoot.

    Rosie, 27, previously told press that while her crazy life sometimes precludes gym time, she tries to make the most of her workouts.

    “Training every day is not a possibility, because of work and travelling. But my days off are pretty much spent outdoors. I’m learning how to surf at the moment ... Just trying something active, like hiking with girl friends or going to the gym. I’m obsessed with yoga.”







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    Sony TV’s forthcoming original PlayStation drama ‘Powers‘ has been through quite a few iterations in development, even originally shooting an FX pilot, but now it seems the superhero serial is finally coming together. ‘The Following‘ star Susan Heyward has landed the leading role of Detective Deena Pilgrim, while two more have also been added to the cast.

    In addition to Heyward’s role as “wunderkind detective with edgy style” Pilgrim, Deadline reveals that ‘The Killing‘ star Max Fowler will play Krispin Stockley, son to the as-yet-uncast Christian Walker’s murdered partner. ‘Breaking Bad”s Adam Godley will play Captain Cross, described as bookish, respectful and loyal but harboring his own secret agenda. For those unfamiliar with ‘Powers,’ here’s how Sony describes the superhero series based on Brian Michael Bendis’ work:

    In a nutshell, “Powers” is an edgy dramatic series that follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as Powers. Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, “Powers” asks the questions, what if the world was full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic at all? What if all that power was just one more excuse for mischief, mayhem, murder, and endorsement deals?

    Enter the men and women of the Powers Division, the brave people in charge of protecting humans like us and keeping the peace with these over-paid, commercialized, god-like men and women who glide through the sky imposing their power over the mortals who both worship and fear them.


    In its first two (of 10) episodes written by executive producer Charlie Huston and directed by David Slade, ‘Powers’ will see Circle of Confusion return to executive produce alongside co-creators Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. Michael Dinner will remain as executive producer and director, with Huston and ‘Falling Skies‘ Remi Aubuchon executive producing under showrunners Bendis and Huston.

    PSN users in the United States will be able to watch the first episode of “Powers” for free this December, while PS Plus members will be able to view the entire series for free. What do you think? Will ‘Powers’ legitimize Sony’s interest in a PlayStation TV Series?

    I hope they cast a scruffy dilf as Christian. Though I do not foresee myself buying a playstation just to watch this show.

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    For a long time Valeria Lukyanova has been the most famous of the human barbies, earning headline after headline for her outrageous behavior (doesn't eat, posts make-up less selfies!!!) and her archaic views on feminism and race. Now, former friend Alina Kovalevskaya is trying to steal the giant pink box for herself.



    Lukyanva, while still popular, has begun to fall out of favor. Human Ken doll (I cannot believe the words I am typing sometimes) Justin Jedlica recently expressed that he thinks she's a cute girl but doesn't respect the fact that she's an illusionist rather than a true living doll.



    Jedlica has had many cosmetic surgeries (going so far as to plan risky procedures himself) while Lukyanova has claimed she's had none and that her look is all achieved with make-up and the correct diet of cosmic micro-food (again with those words that sound good but mean absolutely nothing! Look at me, mom!).

    Kovaleskaya, who lives in Odessa and is studying psychology and social work, has also recently expressed her distaste for Lukyanova who she says is not someone she would like to be friends with or even know.

    In a video detailing Kovalevskaya's daily life, she discusses the fact that her separation from Lukyanova had to do with several misunderstandings between them. One of them might have had to do with cosmetic procedures. Kovalevskaya claims to not have had any and says that her looks are achieved with extensions (a meter long) and contact lenses that make her eyes look giant. I had no idea such things existed and am now wondering whether they're worth the expense to just freak out everyone I know.







    Source: http://jezebel.com/human-barbies-hate-each-other-prepare-for-all-out-war-1606220913

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    Since news broke that her husband Hank Baskett allegedly cheated on her earlier this year with a transexual model, Kendra Wilkinson has been spotted several times without her wedding ring.

    The usually forthcoming reality star, 29, has remained mum thus far about the tabloid reports, but a friend tells PEOPLE that Wilkinson "cries every day" and is holding off on making any drastic decisions regarding her marriage to Baskett, 31, for the sake of their kids.

    "She wanted to throw Hank out but couldn't because she is healing [from her daughter's delivery] and needs help with the kids," says the source.

    The couple wed five years ago and have two children – Hank IV, 4½, and Alijah Mary, 8 weeks.

    According to the friend, Wilkinson found out about the devastating news from a phone call "right before the [report] came out."

    "She confronted Hank, [but] he denied it until he found out that the woman took a lie detector test and had to admit it," says the source.

    Adds the friend: "She feels so stupid walking around like her life was so perfect and that her marriage was so solid. She feels like such a fool."

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    Following Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, the expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe into television will continue this winter with Marvel’s Agent Carter, airing on ABC. Hayley Atwell will reprise her role as Peggy Carter from the Captain America films, in a series that picks up in the 1940s, after World War II had ended.

    Serving as executive producers and showrunners on Agent Carter are Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, the writing duo who created Reaper and whose credits include Dollhouse, Hawaii Five-0 and their current other job as showrunners on ABC’s Resurrection. Fazekas and Butters will steer Peggy's story, beginning with a pilot episode written by Captain America: The Winter Soldier's writing team, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

    I spoke to Fazekas and Butters about their approach to Agent Carter, how it fits in with the events seen in the well-received Carter short seen on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray and why they’re excited about the show’s eight-episode order, which will have Agent Carter running in SHIELD’s timeslot in the middle of the season, while SHIELD takes a break.

    IGN TV: Peggy Carter is established as this great character, but when we start this show, where's she at?
    Michele Fazekas: Did you see the short?

    IGN: Yes.
    Fazekas: Okay, so the short really is the basis for the series. So she's working at SSR, post-war -- so it's post-war, post-Captain America. As far as she knows, Captain America's dead. So that's where the world lives.

    IGN: How will that work with the short, because I think I’ve heard it kind of takes place in between? Does the short still exist, or are you going to be telling a new version of that?
    Fazekas: If you think of the short as sort of the end of the series, the series would be leading up to that moment where she gets assigned to SHIELD.

    IGN: That leads me to some questions about the supporting characters. There are some people we saw in that short and we've heard Howard Stark mentioned as being a part of the show. Can you talk about his involvement and also what other new characters might we meet?
    Fazekas: Um, can't talk about that. [Laughs] I don't know how much of the short will live in this series.
    Tara Butters: I think that if you think of where this character is at post-war, kind of just with the history of it all, which is, you know, women were Rosie the Riveter and all of that, and after the war, it was like, "Get back in the kitchen."
    Fazekas: Even if the characters aren't the same characters, I think it's sort of the same feeling of a woman in a man's world.
    Butters: I think obviously there'll be some exciting people that you've seen before and new characters that populate her world. But what I like about her so much is it's very much a Marvel property. It will have all those things you saw in the short, but we will really get to explore the emotional character, which I think ABC does really well. It's a strong female character, and you're going to follow her emotional arc through these eight episodes, which I also think is really great.

    IGN: I was going to ask about the eight-episode order, because that's obviously still unusual for a major network to do.
    Fazekas: Well, you know, we did Resurrection, which was eight episodes -- we're still doing Resurrection. Eight episodes is fabulous from a writing perspective. When you're breaking the spine of the season, it's a really nice number where you can plan it and know where you're heading. I think it's perfect for Carter. How we treat it on Resurrection is sort of how we're thinking about it on Carter, which is eight parts of a movie. So they're all connected. They're all they're own stories and they all have their own drive, but it's sort of building toward a big thing at the end of the eight episodes.
    Butters: Also, it's just so much more manageable to come with a great eight-episode arc that we really hope will get the audience's attention. It's very hard nowadays to get the audience's attention. I think that it was incredibly smart, the way ABC and Marvel have set this up in that we're part of a wheel. The more new episodes that are shown, the less chance you're losing audience. I really believe that they are behind the project and are really going to put a lot of effort to get eyes on the show. That's worked very well for Resurrection, and I feel like it's a similar thing for Agent Carter.

    IGN: I know better than to ask you "Tell me a list of Marvel characters we'll see on the show," but are you having fun with the possibilities? Because there are the ones already introduced in the movies, but there are also a lot of untapped, era-specific ones.
    Butters: Absolutely, and I think that we have a unique position, because we don't step on Marvel features, because of the time period we're in. It's been fun working with [Christopher] Markus and [Stephen] McFeely who wrote the pilot, and who wrote the movies.
    Fazekas: And because this is a character from Captain America, the film side is really involved in this. I love them. They're great. They have great ideas.
    Butters: There's a lot of synergy going on.
    Fazekas: It's so interesting too, because I think the Marvel film side… You would think, going from film to TV, they're not very collaborative or they don't have experience in, like, a writers room, but they could not be more collaborative. If an idea is good, it doesn't matter where it came from, they don't hold onto to anything, and they're so enthusiastic about it. Markus and McFeely are going to be working on Captain America 3. I hope we can get them as much as we can in the writers room, because they're awesome. They're so much fun to work with. They wrote a great pilot.
    Butters: We're just really excited to play in their sandbox.

    IGN: What have your conversations been like with Hayley?
    Fazekas: She is game to do anything.
    Butters: She's working out.
    Fazekas: They were telling us that she, on the short, was like, "I'm doing my own stunts!" I feel like we're going to have to be like, "We don't want to hurt your face, so no?"

    IGN: [Laughs] "People like your face."
    Fazekas: But she's so game to do anything. She's just a delight. We had another [event] and she was just talking to every single reporter from every single country, taking pictures. She's just ready to go. She's just really excited.

    IGN: When do you guys start shooting?
    Butters: We start in September.
    Fazekas: Yeah, and the writers room starts up in August.
    Butters: So contact us later, and we'll have a lot more we'll be able to share. [Laughs]

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    Tracking the singer's turn toward the ultraviolet, just in time for 'Ultraviolence'

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    Though Lana Del Rey is a model and H&M brand girl, her personal style has been a bit hard to pin down: onstage, she's been the vision of innocence, usually gussied for ditching church in pristine white lace and satin gowns. Offstage, she's the portrait of ultra-casual, doing jeans and ballet flats, T-shirts and cardigans, as typically American as the "Star-Spangled Banner" and Starbucks.

    It's a fashion duality that's equally reflected in her lyrics and musical persona, a bored, sweet woman with a bad streak. But leading up to the release of her second album Ultraviolence, she's been going all 7th season of Mad Men on us: like the show has transitioned from the innocent mid-Sixties to topsy-turvy, psychedelic '69, Lana Del Rey has mostly closeted her all-white, all-innocent stage gear for appropriately technicolor mini-dresses and multi-hued gowns. And with it, she has become what we've always suspected she is: a bright light in a dark world.



    As Scarlett O'Hara at Cannes

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    For the Cannes 2013 premiere of The Great Gatsby— and her theme song, "Young and Beautiful"— Del Rey looked her most elegant to date. It wasn't a color statement, to be sure, but the detailed embroidery on her Lena Hoschek gown was a sign she was looking for more sophistication than her normal tea-and-cakes frocks.


    As June Carter Cash in Barcelona

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    In Spain last July, Del Rey draped herself in a classic Seventies country star minidress and bouffant, landing anywhere on the style scale between June Carter and Dolly Parton to Tammy Wynette and Crystal Gayle — a student of the lace-edged bell sleeve, so much better whilst gesturing dramatically, my pet.


    Xanadu in Lebanon

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    In one of Del Rey's last recent appearances wearing her signature stage whites, she was literally radiant, gleaming like the daughter of a Greek god-turnt-roller disco queen who just came alive via love and a wall mural. Not to digress, but the Xanadu plot was insane.

    Hawaiian Tropix at Coachella (Weekend 2)

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    A week later, Del Rey played on the theme, looking like the poster girl for the first-in-history Pan Am flights to Maui, and/or the little surfer girl some beach boys might like to talk up. Far more Pacific Coast Highway than PacSun!

    Sharon Tate-Megan Draper in Paris

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    Do Del Rey and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner have some sort of pact to troll fans? With the whole Internet assuming Megan Draper is a stand-in for slain star Sharon Tate, the most obsessed conspiracists could take one look at this Laurel Canyon-casual caftan and come up with infinite crazy theories and assumptions. At the very least: can we get Del Rey in as an extra in a party scene? It's the big easy!

    Lana Del Rey practically taunts you with her wide-reaching range of inspirations. The 29-year-old torch singer born Elizabeth Grant is a nostalgia hall of mirrors, writing about tortured artists, dressing up like lost starlets, and feeding an old-Hollywood aesthetic with her choices of covers.

    Vintage instrumentation gets shaken (not stirred) with the bounce of hip-hop, reverb coats everything with a sheen of Fifties-via-Nineties dreaminess, and her contralto has the vacant sadness of a faded Coney Island picture postcard.






    Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/bright-light-dark-world-lana-del-reys-technicolor-style-statements-20140716#ixzz37gU4K6Kg

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    Jon Stewart blew just about everyone’s minds when he compared a young Helen Mirren and Jennifer Lawrence … and proved how many similarities they actually have in common!
    But, what does Dame Mirren think about the Daily Show’s assessment?
    “She's much prettier than I was,” the 68-year-old told ET. “But there is a great similarity actually, its very true there is a similarity. We got the little fat cheeks that I used to have.”
    Helen didn't stop there, continuing on to explain exactly what will happen to J.Law through the years.
    "As she gets older that will all fall away and she’s going to be the most beautiful woman," Helen said. "She is a beautiful girl. She is going to be spectacularly beautiful woman."
    Well Jennifer is clearly already beautiful, but she’s going to be one lucky lady if she really does end up looking like Helen in the years to come!



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    The singer-songwriter will embark on a short tour this summer


    The track – which you can listen to and watch the video for by clicking above – received its first play on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show earlier this evening (July 15) and will be released on July 21. Speaking to Lowe, Jamie T addressed the downbeat aspect of the song, saying: "I like the melancholy of it – it's the reason I put it out first." Jamie T also confimed that a new album is set for release.

    He explained that he'd had the idea for 'Don't You Find' "quite a long time ago", saying: "I thought it was kind of different and a nice track. I spent a long time working on songs over the past few years and trying to get power out of slow songs rather than using tempo to get aggression out."

    The singer recently announced his live return on a handwritten note posted on his website. He has been quiet since 2009 album 'Kings & Queens', but in the message said he had "decided it might be time to play a few shows" and announced dates in Glasgow, Liverpool and Portsmouth. A London date at Tufnell Park Dome was added later in the week. All dates are now sold out. Speaking to Lowe about the gigs, Jamie T said he was "pretty nervous", adding: "I've kind of forgotten how to play everything". He also revealed he has an entirely new band. "Hopefully it will be rocking", he stated.

    The last proper release from Jamie T was the single 'Emily's Heart', which was backed with a cover of Bruce Springsteen's 'Atlantic City'. The song was taken from 2009's 'Kings & Queens'. Jamie T was named Best Solo Artist at the NME Awards in both 2007 and 2010. He released his debut album, 'Panic Prevention', in 2007.

    Jamie T will play:

    Glasgow Art School (July 29)
    Liverpool Kazimier (30)
    Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (31)
    London Tufnell Park Dome (August 7)


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    Kacy Catanzaro might just be the best athlete you've never heard of. The 5-foot-tall, 100-pound gymnast made history on Monday, July 14, when she became the first woman ever to qualify for the final round of NBC's obstacle course competition American Ninja Warrior. But the Belleville, N.J., native didn't just finish the course—she absolutely destroyed it.

    The petite but clearly powerful Towson University alum aced every challenged she faced, with only very minor stumbles (from which she recovered admirably). Her incredible display of athletic prowess had the audience—and the show's hosts—cheering wildly; Twitter users marveled at her ability, too, tagging their posts online with #MightyKacy.



    "I've seen greatness during my NFL career," ANW host and former Oakland Raiders defensive end Akbar Gbaja-Biamila raved. "And I've been in awe of people. But I am really in awe of Kacy."

    Added co-host Matt Iseman: "We are seeing one of the greatest competitors, man or woman, we have ever seen in American Ninja Warrior."

    Even her coach, Brent Steffensen, was amazed by the feat. "That was crazy!" he said afterward. "What was that?!"



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    I watch this show for "fitness motivation" (okay to stare at the hot bodies), but I was so excited when she finished, especially considering that like 30 men had gone before her and only 5 or 6 had completed the course. #GirlPower

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    Harmonizers, does Idolator ever have a treat for you today! Sassy vocal quintet Fifth Harmony swung by our studio last week to promote their just-released single “Bo$$”, and in case you’ve yet to hear it, the song finds the ladies calling out such powerful women as First Lady Michelle Obama and media mogul Oprah Winfrey over an infectious pop-R&B hook. And can we just get an amen on America finally offering up a girl group with chops as impressive as this?

    Now, what you likely haven’t heard is 5H belting out the bombastic “Bo$$” during a stripped-down, acoustic performance. And that’s just what we have for you above. While hanging out with us and shooting the above Idolator Sessions clip, the girls proved that their “Bo$$” is a song that works with more than just one style of performance.

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    Deep breaths, millennials: Hilary Duff‘s A Cinderella Story turns 10 today. The film is cinematic gold — despite what some people think — and proved Duff is a majestic creature born to entertain us with her witticisms and girl-next-door prowess. But Lizzie McGuire’s been M.I.A. for a while, and it’s time we got her back.
    Let’s face it: Duff was the teen queen of the ’00s. She had Lindsay Lohan’s va-va-voom looks and Amanda Bynes’ tear-inducing sense of humor. But what separated Duff from these chicks was her likability. With every giggle, coffee spill, and trip down the hallway, Duff melted our hearts; she was the girl we wanted at our sleepovers. Duff also become the first modern Disney triple threat with a hit show, back-to-back albums, and film roles alongside the likes of Steve Martin and Jennifer Coolidge. In other words, Duff was Miley Cyrus before Miley was just being Miley. While Lohan and Bynes have each struggled in recent years, Duff has transitioned into adulthood scandal-free. She’s now a mother to adorable two-year-old son Luca, and has managed to avoid both the club scene and erratic social media activity.
    Fortunately, our girl will make her big comeback sooner rather than later. New sitcom Younger is set to premiere on TVLand in January, and she continues to tease upcoming new music. Journey back with us to the era of inflatable furniture, and check out 10 5 very important reasons why a Hilary Duff revival is not only good for pop culture, but humanity.

    1. Her smile has hypnotizing powers that can end world conflicts.
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    There was a reason she was considered America’s tween sweetheart. Duff’s grin was an early ’00s institution, seen in everything from Casper Meets Wendy to the aforementioned A Cinderella Story.

    2. Her music is truly good.
    Sure, Duff might have been a product of the Disney machine, but it doesn’t mean her musical pursuits were invalid. 2003′s Metamorphosis has some of the sweetest bubblegum treats ever, and “Come Clean” became the theme to MTV’s hit reality show Laguna Beach. 2007′s Dignity is chock-full of slick, Britney-fied disco stompers; Rolling Stone called the album “surprisingly successful” and Entertainment Weekly gave it a B+.

    3. No one does slapstick humor quite like her.
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    Duff did adorkable way before Zooey Deschanel became the New Girl. Her Disney character Lizzie McGuire is known for her clumsy tomfoolery, and with Duff’s skill at physical comedy, we can’t wait to see what Younger has in store.

    4. She can rock an emotional scene when needed.

    Duff does have some solid acting chops, and is capable of making us feel so many feels. Want to really cry? Check out her 2004 movie Raise Your Voice.

    6.  Her romantic wisdom is law.
    Who needs a therapist when you’ve got Duff singing, “Come tomorrow it will seem so yesterday?” She’s also a resident love doctor on screen (see: Duff dishing out relationship advice to friend Miranda Sanchez on Lizzie McGuire, as well as in the seminal classic Cadet Kelly).
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    The inside story of the summer movies that lost a fortune, from Catwoman to The Lone Ranger

    We are near the height of the summer movie season right now, and overall it's been a pretty good year for Hollywood. Transformers: Age of Extinction and X-Men: Days of Future Past have made an absolute fortune, but it's always more fun to talk about the bombs.

    Studios are quite willing to spend upwards of $300 million on a movie if it means they might make $1 billion — so when something bellyflops it can hit the ground especially hard. Many of the biggest summer box office disasters have hit during the past two decades. Here's a look at 15 of them, complete with budget and worldwide box office grosses (per BoxOfficeMojo.com).


    1. The Lone Ranger (2013)
    Budget: $215 million. Box Office: $260 million




    For reasons that remain difficult to fathom even a year later, Disney was under the impression that today's kids would flock to a movie based on a character from a 1930s radio show. And with a little prodding from Johnny Depp, they shifted the focus of The Lone Ranger toward his sidekick Tonto and away from the masked man himself. Despite a super aggressive marketing campaign (and even the cover of a certain magazine), The Lone Ranger had a domestic gross of $89 million and a budget of $215 million. It made enough overseas to eek out a tiny profit, though that was probably swallowed up by marketing costs. It also put a severe dent in Johnny Depp's career and pretty much destroyed Armie Hammer.


    4. R.I.P.D. (2013)
    Budget: $130 million. Box Office: $78 million.

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    Jeff Bridges is undoubtably one of the greatest actors of his generation, so it remains baffling when he agrees to make the occasional wretched movie — like, say, this a transparent rip-off of Ghostbusters and Men In Black, minus any of the laughs or cleverness. Universal dumped millions into the movie and then refused to even screen it in advance for critics, a clear sign they knew they had a major stinker on their hands. It grossed $78 million worldwide, but with a budget of $130 million and huge marketing costs, a small fortune was pissed away.



    9. Gigli (2003)
    Budget: $54 million. Box Office: $7 million.

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    Over the past decade, the word Gigli has become synonymous with hubris, failure and the short-lived cultural phenomenon known as "Bennifer." The film was supposed to bring Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's offscreen chemistry onto the big screen, but it wound up sickening everyone, making $7 million off a $54 million budget. Much of that money was spent on their salaries, which managed to be three times more than the movie's total take. Al Pacino and Christopher Walken both had small roles, but they escaped unscathed. Bennifer wasn't so lucky — it split once more into two separate beings not long afterwards.


    11. North (1994)
    Budget: $40 million. Box Office: $7 million.



    Roger Ebert wrote over 6,000 movie reviews during his four decade career, yet one of the most memorable passages comes from the widely-forgotten 1994 Elijah Wood movie North. "I hated this movie," he wrote. "Hated, hated, hated, hated, hated this movie. Hated it. Hated every simpering stupid vacant audience-insulting moment of it. Hated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it. Hated the implied insult to the audience by its belief that anyone would be entertained by it."Ebert's review has become so infamous that Rob Reiner was even goaded into reading a bit of it during his Friars Club Roast.

    The plot involves a boy traveling around the world seeking out new parents. He comes across half of Hollywood (Kathy Bates, Alan Arkin, Jason Alexander, Jon Lovitz, Bruce Willis and even a young Scarlett Johansson), but winds up making one of the worst road movies ever. Few films have ever inspired that much hate — so at least they accomplished something.


    13. Battlefield Earth (2000)
    Budget: $73 million. Box Office: $30 million.

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    Whatever you do, don't you dare think that John Travolta willed this insane, unwatchable, ludicrously overblown movie into existence because it happened to be based off a book by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. That's a mere coincidence; why, Travolta probably wasn't even aware that Hubbard wrote Battlefield Earth. He just wanted to make a little movie about humanity's war with aliens in the year 3000 and then everyone just had to get so critical. The studio spent $73 million on Battlefield Earth and it made back just $30 million. Travola was near the height of his comeback around this time, but this disaster set him back quite a ways.




    Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/pictures/15-summer-box-office-disasters-from-the-last-20-years-20140716

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    In case you have been living under a rock, Univision’s Premios Juventud are taking place tomorrow, July 17. The 11th Annual Edition of PJ's will have a mega-rush of adrenaline when reggaeton idol Wisin takes the stage during the ceremony.

    In an awe-inspiring production involving highly sophisticated, cutting-edge technology and astounding illusions never before seen on Spanish-language television, Wisin will deliver a high-impact –and truly unforgettable– performance of his hit, Adrenalina.

    Another international recording artist recently added to the stellar talent lineup for is Natalia Jiménez, the former lead singer of La 5a Estación. Previously announced performers are: Austin Mahone, Becky G, Camila, Carlos Vives, Chino y Nacho, Chiquis, Chocquibtown, David Bisbal, Don Miguelo, Descemer Bueno, El Dasa, Enrique Iglesias, Espinoza Paz, Farruko, Gente de Zona, Gerardo Ortiz, J Balvin, Jencarlos Canela, Juanes, Luis Coronel, Maluma, Pitbull, Prince Royce and Romeo Santos. Do we need to say more?

    Pre-show special will be hosted by Alejandra Espinoza, Carlos Calderón, Rodner Figueroa and William Valdés. Jessica Cediel will be the social media correspondent for the main show.





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    sources: YouTube, LatinTimes, Zimbio

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