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I wish I could start this off with Tyra Banks’ “WE WERE ROOTING FOR YOU! WE WERE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU!” Fact is, most people weren’t rooting for you because you alienated the absolute hell out of the general public over and over again with your Twitter tirades and the numerous beefs with your peers they inspired.
For a millisecond, you were the wet dream for those of us longing to see you capitalize on Nicki Minaj kicking the door back open for female rappers. Unfortunately, it didn’t take you long to basically become the Crypt Keeper of said dreams.
Oh, sis. Didn’t we almost have it all?
Now, you’re probably still on a high from being released by your former label, Universal Music. You’ve been out here tweeting “I’S IS FREE!!!!!” and comparing yourself to Miss Celie. I don’t know you’re so giddy, though. All this has done is make certain that’ll even take longer for you to release a full-fledged album. That is, if you ever do. Not to mention, your label-less life lends further credence to the theory that you’re basically Foxy Brown without the hits.
It makes me so sad that we’ll probably never catch you at the hot spot. Even sadder is that even if you kept the deal with Universal and dropped an album (finally) featuring you and Jesus’ remake of “The Whisper Song,” it’d still only get nominal attention, because again, so many people curse the day you were allowed Internet access.
To be fair, you have been correct in your assessment that if you were a female rapper apart of a male-dominated crew as opposed to a lone horse, you probably wouldn’t face half of the disrespect you’ve faced at some of your male rapping peers. However, whereas T.I. could’ve minded his business the first time you (rightly) took shots at Iggy Azalea for being a phony, you’ve kept the bickering going – most recently taking an unnecessary shot at his wife.
Speaking of unnecessary, here's a breakdown of your feuds:
Dominique Young Unique
Some of these people I wouldn’t donate saliva to in a five-alarm fire and a few came for you first as opposed to the other way around. Two things, however: You don’t always have to go tit-for-tat with someone (beloved), and somewhere along the way, you should’ve been a little more self-aware and concluded that if people think you’re argumentative, perhaps you’ve could given your password to a publicist who wants to earn their paycheck.
In the past, I’ve defended you from accusations that you’re homophobic given you yourself are a bisexual woman, who if anything, took “in house” drama to a space where most wouldn’t get it.
Even so, you have had a knack for attacking men by calling them soft – which is ironic coming from a person who has complained about sexism.
So let’s summarize: You fight too damn much online. You got in trouble for using a gay slur. You beefed with management and top recording artists and hit making producers. This is the recipe for a gumbo of failure. Or better yet, this is like spitting in God’s face and then praying for $10.
It’s all a pity because your 1991 EP is fantastic and your Fantasea mixtape was a very nice teaser for that album we still haven't gotten. But again, the only folks who care to listen are those who have been committed to you –- and even many of them are ready to give it up, turn it loose, too.
I was one of the people cheering you on the sidelines, but I’ve since decided to occupy my time waiting for a thing more likely to happen than you ever becoming the big star you should already be: Joseline Hernandez performing at the inauguration of the first gay and agnostic Negro president.
I’m hopeful that maybe, just maybe, you’ll manage to somehow learn from your mistakes and sign with some other label who can help restore your image. I’m doubtful given you seem to still be reckless, self-destructive, and someone who doesn’t know when to quit.
f anything, you’re the first of many recording artists who will fall victim to their social media feeds. We’ll always have “212,” though. I’m sure that’s good enough to get you an episode of Unsung.
Charlize Theron is Hollywood’s mean girl, according to Tia Mowry. In Touch recently spoke to Tia, who told the mag all about a rude encounter she experienced with the Oscar-winning actress at a SoulCycle spin class.
“She wasn’t very nice to me,” Tia, who has long admired Charlize’s work, dished to In Touch. “I said ‘Hi,’ and she actually rolled her eyes and said, ‘Oh my God.’”
While Tia tells the mag that she understands that anyone can be caught on a bad day, the exchange was still a disappointment. “I wasn’t over-the-top. I know how to approach another celebrity,” she adds. “Charlize was just mean. I’m just being honest.”
First Ted Cruz had problems with HBO’s True Blood, and now Sarah Palin does, too.
The former Alaska governor told Breitbart News that she rejected an overture from the producers of the vampire show, which on Sunday’s episode featured a scene in which Republicans were killed attending a Ted Cruz fundraiser.
“The brilliant minds of True Blood were brazen enough to ask me to do a cameo on their show, apparently so they could insult a conservative woman in person instead of just all conservative women in general,” Palin told Breitbart News. “Their offer wasn’t presented in any negative way, perhaps to benefit from a surprise factor after the guest appearance. I turned them down anyway.”
Sunday’s show prompted Cruz to blast True Blood for its “misogynist and profanity-ridden episode.” Palin continued the Texas senator’s theme with Breitbart News:
To producers who throw these deceitfully ‘flattering’ bones that sound fun on the surface, is it really any wonder I don’t accept your offers to participate in your shows. Nice try HBO. I’d put any mama grizzly in America against a vampire any day; for only one of them actually exists. The left wants to talk about a “war on women?” Keep engaging in your misogynist attacks on women you disagree with and we’ll see who wins your self-inflicted war in the court of decent public opinion.
In the episode mentioning Cruz, the character of Pam utters a word that is a combination of “Republican” and a vulgar epithet for female genitalia. True Blood creator Alan Ball told The Wrap that former GOP presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann helped inspire a story line in Season 5 about a Vatican-style theocracy taking over the vampire world.
Did she miss that one getup they gave Sarah Newlin last season?
This place is about to get All Spoilered Up; if you’re not a book reader and/or you don’t want to be spoiled, get the fork out.
“Local reports in Šibenik indicate that the local diocese was not pleased with a scene to be shot around the cathedral of St. James, and that Bishop Anthony IV was “personally sabotaging” the shoot because “he does not like the content.”
This is an easy-to-parse clue for readers of the George R.R. Martin book series — it likely involves a pivotal scene in which Cersei takes a particular punishment from the more militant religious forces in Westeros.
Another bit of evidence to support it being about Cersei’s walk of shame: The applications potential extras filled out asked, “Do you consent to the recording of nude scenes?” — which might be standard practice in the industry and especially for any scene in Game of Thrones, but could also speak to that Cersei section’s prolonged out-of-doors nude scene.”
Correct me if I’m wrong, but if this report is true, aren’t we getting way ahead of the game? I’m starting to panic about all the jumping around, skipping over things (which by the by, that thing about Lady Stoneheart not showing up seems to be absolutely true, as Michelle Fairley has signed onto another series), and closing in on The Winds of Winter territory entirely too early?
Additionally, it’s been rumored that Keisha Castle-Hughes may play Nymeria Sand, Lost’s Tania Raymonde read for Obara Sand, and Myrcella (Aimee Richardson) is about to be aged up and recast.
The man who claims he had an intimate “love affair” with A-list actor John Travolta back in the ’80s has been granted the opportunity to challenge the validity of his 20-year-old confidentiality agreement in order to write a tell-all memoir.
Douglas Gotterba, 64-year-old pilot told the National Enquirer sex with John Travolta “was gentle but very passionate,” was granted motion by a California court Tuesday.
He previously claimed during his tenure at Travolta’s aircraft company Alto, the two were essentially dating. He filed a complaint recently after receiving several cease-and-desist letters from Travolta’s attorney, who claimed that sharing any information regarding his employment would be violation of termination agreement he signed upon leaving the company in 1987.
It’s understood that the real points of contention here are the supposed “intimate details” Gotterba wants to share about his relationship with Travolta in his new memoir. Though the actor’s camp has previously refuted the allegations as “ridiculous,” Gotterba has remained a noted character in the seemingly never-ending speculation about John Travolta’s sexuality.
Attorneys for Travolta and Gotterba have taken to arguing about termination agreement Gotterba signed, which included confidentiality agreement that’s believed to be indefinite.
it kind of reminds me of the Attack on Titan poster
It’s no secret that Marvel’s movie universe is expanding and the more films the comic book giant pumps, the more actors they’ll need to play them. Who knows, maybe actor Chadwick Boseman will get a shot… not that he’d tell us anyway.
MTV News caught up with the rising actor on Saturday when he was at New York’s famed Apollo theater to promote his upcoming film “Get On Up,” the powerful James Brown biopic which will open on August 1. Boseman nailed his starring role as the iconic soul singer, but when we asked him to confirm rumors that he will be playing Black Panther in an upcoming Marvel film, he just laughed it off.
“I know nothing of it, I have no knowledge of this,” Boseman said after a hearty (and curious) laugh. “It’s not out of the question, but I have no direct knowledge of this.”
Black Panther made his first appearance in 1966 and has had ties to the Avengers, so maybe an “Age of Ultron” cameo is on the horizon or a film or television show of his own. We’re not sure what Marvel has planned, but hopefully we will all have direct knowledge after the smoke clears at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend.
Get excited by the video at the source:
omggggggg. Focusing on positive casting rumors tbh!!
been visiting the Australian mogul in New York City,
taking pains to keep her visits secret
Is Miranda Kerr telling a “Packer” lies? [journo should hang head in shame]
The supermodel recently dismissed reports that she’s dating Australian billionaire James Packer following her split last October from Orlando Bloom.
But Confidenti@l has learned that Kerr has been stealthily visiting Packer at his New York City hotel, even going to the trouble of changing cars en route to throw paparazzi off her trail.
“She’s being very discreet,” says our source, “What she’ll do is go to (Upper West Side hotel) the Mandarin Oriental in an Uber (car service), hang out for like 15 minutes and then take a different Uber out so that she can sneak by the paps. Then she’ll stop along the way to make sure she wasn’t being followed.”
While the Victoria’s Secret stunner has been pictured all over town in the past week, she has also kept her visits to the Greenwich Hotel under wraps. Confidenti@l is told that the model was spotted leaving the swanky downtown hotel — where Packer has been seen several times in the past week — on Friday morning and returning that evening.
Reports first surfaced in Australia in December that Kerr and Packer, a pal of Tom Cruise and other celebs including Bloom, were dating. Later that month Kerr reportedly spent several days on Packer’s superyacht, the Arctic P, off Cyprus.
It's no surprise that the supermodel, who has a son, Flynn, with Bloom, is trying to stay on the DL — both she and Packer have complicated personal lives. He recently described his as a “disaster.”
The media and hotel magnate, worth around $6 billion, was married to bikini model Jodhi Meares from 1999 until 2002; his second marriage, to model Erica Baxter, ended last September. In May, he was involved in a street brawl with former friend and fellow mogul David Gyngell, reportedly over Packer’s relationship with Kerr.
Also in May, Kerr brushed off reports that the two were an item. “(Packer’s) been a friend for many years,” she told news.com.au. “I’m not looking for anything too serious or to be in a relationship .”
Then, in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald published on July 7, she addressed the relationship again. “(Rumors) happen all the time with me,” Kerr told the newspaper. “It happens to Orlando (too). As long as we both know (the truth), then it doesn’t really matter what people think. ”
In the same interview, speaking of the attention she gets from photographers, she said: “Of course it’s frustrating and especially when I have a day off.”
A rep for Kerr declined to comment. A rep for Packer couldn’t be reached.
their kids would be 'interesting' ...
Marvel has announced it will release another untitled movie on May 4, 2018.
The identity of the superhero film remains a mystery as the studio continues to grow its cinematic universe.
The only other movie dated for May 2018 is the animated comedy “Madagascar 4.”
It recently announced release dates for five more untitled films that Disney will on July 28, 2017 and Nov. 3, 2017; July 6, 2018 and Nov. 2, 2018 and May 3, 2019.
It remains unclear which Marvel titles these release dates pertain to, but in addition to some Marvel Phase Three sequels, possibilities include a “Black Widow” spinoff with Scarlett Johansson and “Black Panther.”
Scott Derrickson‘s “Doctor Strange” remains without a release date, though it is expected to be ready in time for one of Marvel's 2016 slots.
Disney will release Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy” on Aug. 1, and the film is on tracking to gross at least $60 million at the domestic box office during its opening weekend.
Who knew so many people want to be killed off by George R. R. Martin?
Martin's wolf sanctuary crowdfunding campaign with Prizeo, through which fans could purchase an in-book death at the hands of the Game of Thrones author for $20,000, has raised more $450,000 — more than double its initial goal. While the two "martyr" slots available were both purchased (one by a Facebook employee), one young fan's touching letter was enough to draw a personal response from the author.
After admitting that he wasn't able to watch "certain bits" of the wildly popular HBO show, Jack added that "a gruesome grizzly death" is all he asks for. Along with the letter, he included £153 ($260) as a donation to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, the recipient for Martin's crowdfunding campaign.
The boy's heartfelt love for wolves touched Martin, and inspired the author to respond with the following.
Thank you so much for your heartfelt, touching note.
I’ve heard that you donated all your £153 pocket money savings to my Prizeo fundraiser on behalf of the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary. I cannot tell you how much that moved me. It pleases me no end to know that my novels, and the TV series based on them, have inspired readers as young as yourself to rally to the support of these majestic and too often stigmatized animals
Alas, I cannot promise you a grisly death in THE WIND OF WINTER. Those spots have already been filled by some very generous donors, and there’s a limit to how many people even I can kill.
However, inspired by your example, my friends at Prizeo and I would love to follow your lead with a $10,000 in your name to the UK Wolf Conservation Trust. That’s a wonderful organization that I've heard much about, and they are lucky to count people like you as supporters.
I wish you the best of luck in your future career as a wolf conservationist, and hope that you inspire many others to follow your lead.
While Martin has apparently reached his kill limit for the A Song of Ice and Fire series, Jack must be pretty happy about the $10,000 donation made in his name.
George R.R. Martin: dream destroyer, dream maker.
Tributes have been pouring in for tragic Amy Winehouse, who died from alcohol toxicity three years ago today.
The Rehab singer was aged just 27 when she was found dead on a Saturday afternoon in her Camden flat with two empty bottles of vodka beside her.
At an inquest into her death, a verdict of misadventure was recorded.
The world was shocked by the news of Amy's death.
And three years on and the loss of Amy is still felt among her loyal fan base.
"it's 3 years today since my absolute fave singer ever, Amy Winehouse had passed away. RIP you total babe xxxxx," tweeted @jaiden official.
"Today is 3 years since Amy Winehouse died :( i miss her so much and i still cant believe that shes gone," added @ddlftwinehouse.
"I wish I'd met you, Amy Winehouse. Every time I hear your songs, I marvel at your talent. Loved and missed, always. x," @fransongs wrote.
"23.07... this day is yours...Amy Winehouse ...tears,sadness,memories but above all.. smiles...for all u gave us ..our#UKQUEEN," added @mcladytame.
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Less than six weeks before Labor Day, hopes for recovery at the North American summer box office have evaporated. The season is expected to finish down 15 to 20 percent compared with 2013, the worst year-over-year decline in three decades, and revenue will struggle to crack $4 billion, which hasn't happened in eight years. As a result, analysts predict that the full year is facing a deficit of 4 to 5 percent.
Comparisons in North America are tough, considering revenue hit a record $4.75 billion in summer 2013. It didn't help that Fast & Furious 7 was pushed from July to April 2015 following the death of Paul Walker or that Captain America: The Winter Soldier opened in early April. But even bullish observers are grim. "Moviegoing begets moviegoing, and we have lost our momentum," says Rentrak's Paul Dergarabedian. "People aren't seeing trailers and marketing materials. They still want to go to the movies -- they just want to go to really good movies."
Although there have been no Lone Ranger-size debacles, for the first time since 2001 no summer pic will cross $300 million domestically (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Maleficent and Transformers: Age of Extinction hover near $230 million). May kicked off with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 earning $200 million less domestically than 2013's Iron Man 3; by July 20, the divide had swelled to nearly $690 million as revenue topped out at $2.71 billion, down 20 percent compared with the same period last year.
International returns remain strong, making up for some of the damage, but in certain cases they aren't enough. Spider-Man 2 topped out at $706.2 million globally, notably behind the $757.9 million earned by The Amazing Spider-Man in 2012. "I would have liked Amazing Spider-Man 2 to make a lot more money for us than it did, but it made a lot of money for us anyway," Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal said in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
X-Men is the only tentpole that has earned more than its predecessor domestically (X-Men: First Class grossed $146.4 million in 2011), contributing to Fox's best summer in years (it is No. 1 in market share). But Paramount's Age of Extinction has grossed far less than previous Transformers movies domestically, though it will be the first 2014 film to hit $1 billion worldwide thanks to $300 million in China. "Young men haven't been as enthusiastic as usual," says analyst Phil Contrino. "Maybe [studios] shouldn't just go after this demo when building their summer tentpoles." Female-fueled properties, including Maleficent and The Fault in Our Stars, have produced some of the summer's biggest success stories.
Also contributing to the malaise is a lack of family product (including no Pixar movie), the allure of TV and myriad ways consumers can view entertainment in their homes. (Laments one studio executive, "I wish I worked at Netflix.")
Filmmaker Jon Favreau agrees that the popularity of television and new technologies are altering viewing habits. "I think times are changing. We have to acknowledge that and not try to chase what used to be," says Favreau, who is currently prepping Jungle Book for Disney. At the same time, he said there will continue to be a worldwide appetite for big spectacle movies based on known brands.
But the Iron Man director is in theaters this summer not with a studio tentpole but with indie hit Chef, which has grossed north of $26 million to date, a coup for Favreau and independent distributor Open Road Films. With Chef, Favreau didn't have to worry about making a film that needed to have the widest possible appeal. "It didn't need to capture every person in every country," he says.
Many medium-size studio movies have underperformed this summer, including Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West and Sony's Cameron Diaz comedy Sex Tape, which opened July 18 to a meager $14.6 million. For the summer to hit $4 billion and finish down only 15 percent, revenue needs to match last year's through August. That puts pressure on Dwayne Johnson's Hercules (July 25), Scarlett Johansson's Lucy (July 25), Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Aug. 1) and Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Aug. 8). But it's a tall order, considering last summer ended with a bang. "I don't know if we have a major sleeper left this year, other than Guardians," says Dergarabedian.
Still, many believe summer 2015 will restore order with a lineup that includes Avengers: Age of Ultron, Minions and Jurassic World. "I think it's cyclical," says X-Men producer Simon Kinberg."Next summer will be the biggest box-office summer in history, and nobody will be worrying about the business."
One of Hollywood’s hottest action stars will inject a shot of adrenaline into the moribund summer box office this weekend, when “Lucy,” Scarlett Johansson’s revenge thriller, hits screens. Distributed by Universal, “Lucy” will unroll across 3,172 theaters this weekend and should shoot up an estimated $36 million. That would be a nice return on a $40 million budget and a sign that audiences don’t always need their on-screen mayhem to arrive pre-branded, pre-merchandised and plucked from venerable comic books or toylines. It’s the rare original film that looks ready to upend the steady stream of same-olds.
Sadly, “Lucy’s” main competition, “Hercules,” is looking less than godly. Paramount and MGM’s $100 million re-imagining of the old Hydra killer is on track to debut to roughly $25 million across 3,600 locations, which would be a scrawny showing given the high cost of the production. Brett Ratner (“Tower Heist”) directs the film, with Dwayne Johnson playing the strongest man on earth. He’s the main selling point, and the likable star can be reliably counted on to turn out his base of fans, but the picture has had difficulty differentiating itself from the glut of sequels and special effects extravaganzas. Though it is rated PG-13, it may still lose teenage ticket-buyers to the R-rated “Lucy.”
“They’re both gunning for the same key demos and ‘Lucy’ seems to be the stronger of the two,” said Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at BoxOffice.com. With the summer box office down 20% from last year, the studios are hoping to reverse the negative momentum and provide enough compelling product to lure people back into the multiplexes.
“Lucy” centers on a woman who unlocks superhuman abilities after being injected with drugs that allow her to access more than the standard 10% of the brain — it’s another 90% that Hollywood, though not science, contends is devoted to general kick-assery. Directed by Luc Besson (“The Professional”), the production has been bolstered by gritty promos and has benefited from Johansson’s gun-toting role in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the top-grossing film of the year in the U.S. If the film works, she could emerge as the successor to Angelina Jolie as the preeminent female action star.
Also hitting theaters this weekend, is Rob Reiner’s romantic comedy, “And So It Goes.” Targeting older adults, the counter-programmer stars Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton and is being produced by Clarius Entertainment. It will roll out on 1,800 theaters and should do between $8 million to $10 million in business.
In limited release, Woody Allen will debut his latest confection, “Magic in the Moonlight” in 17 theater in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, DC. Summer has been good to the nebbish auteur, with “Blue Jasmine” and “Midnight in Paris” making $34.4 million and $56.8 million, respectively. A middling critical reception might make hitting similar numbers more difficult this time, but Allen has his devotees and the picture should do well in Europe. Sony Pictures Classics is distributing the film, having handled the director’s recent hits.
Also of note: “A Most Wanted Man,” the espionage thriller that marks one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final rolls, bows in limited release. Hoffman died of a drug overdose last February. He plays a German intelligence officer in the well-reviewed adaptation of John Le Carre’s novel, which Roadside Attractions will unveil in 350 theaters.
In holdover territory, expect last weekend’s champ “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” to drop into the $20 million range and fight for second or third place with “Hercules.” Universal’s micro-budget horror film, “The Purge: Anarchy” will have a steeper fall from its $29.8 million debut and should scare up around $10 million.
Overseas, “Hercules” will try to capitalize on Johnson’s global star power, as it opens in 19 international markets this weekend, including Russia, the United Kingdom and Australia. “Lucy” will begin its foreign rolling out next week in Australia, New Zealand, Bulgaria and Panama. Between “Lucy” and next weekend’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” maybe the movie business will be able to unlock the other 90% of the audience that hasn’t been showing up.
She found fame when she wrongly assumed paparazzi were taking photos of her - without realising supermodel Karlie Kloss was right behind her.
And now 22-year-old Kara Dudley has spoken out about the photos which have made her a viral sensation.
The brunette beauty was snapped striking her best poses as she left a store in Soho, completely unaware that Karlie was stepping out directly behind her.
Embarrassing? Actually, no, she finds it all hilarious. AS. DO. WE.
"I didn't know what they were doing but I decided to strike a pose anyways because how cool is that!" She tells us.
Kara, who has recently moved to New York to pursue a modelling and acting career (this will surely get her noticed!) said she had followed none other than singer Taylor Swift into the store, hoping to meet her.
After watching her leave, Kara followed closely behind - and on seeing the cameras, assumed they were left over from Taylor's visit - so made the most of the opportunity.
Good on you!
She tells us: "I called all my friends to tell them that I saw Taylor Swift in Soho, thinking that was the only exciting thing that happened that day."
While Taylor's BFF Karlie is seen laughing behind her, Kara didn't have a clue until she got home and saw the Mirror's story online.
She adds: "The next day my friend texted me your article with a photo of me in front of Karlie Kloss. Only then did I realize that the paparazzi wasn't for me!"
We imagine it was a proud moment, once she got over the shock and slight embarrassment.
See the full account of her day here, in her own words:
"I am originally from a small town in Upstate New York and I recently moved to NYC a few months ago to pursue a career in acting and modeling.
"I was just walking around Soho on Monday when I saw a ton of people with cameras outside a store.
"I walked up to a person with a camera and asked who it was for. They said Taylor Swift was inside, so naturally I went in the store to get a peak at her.
"When she left the store, she had photos snapped of her and then got in car and drove away. Moments behind her, I left the store and I was confused when people started flashing cameras when I walked out too.
"I didn't know what they were doing but I decided to strike a pose anyways because how cool is that! I called all my friends to tell them that I saw Taylor Swift in Soho, thinking that was the only exciting thing that happened that day.
"The next day my friend texted me your article with a photo of me in front of Karlie Kloss. Only then did I realized that the paparazzi wasn't for me!
"I spent the entire day cracking up over it with my friends and family only to discover that it was on national and international television."
Dancing in her hotel room to the first snippet of her new single "Chasing The Sun"
Visiting Bauble Bar in NYC today
Stopped by Vevo HQ in NYC today
Taking pics with vevo employees today
Being People Magazine's receptionist
Taking a pic with an editor at Time Magazine today
Here is what he had to say about some of her new music:
I just heard some new tunes from Hilary Duff, literal queen of pop. Ask me anything— Sam Lansky (@samlansky) July 23, 2014
@platinumjones first single is summery singer-songwriter-y BUT there's another song that is a BIG PROPER POP SONG THAT EVERYONE WILL LOVE— Sam Lansky (@samlansky) July 23, 2014
@aurosan it's very, very good— Sam Lansky (@samlansky) July 23, 2014
@duckumu yes— Sam Lansky (@samlansky) July 23, 2014
A$AP Rocky allegedly slapped a female fan during a Philadelphia music festival…and now she’s dragging him into court with a lawsuit. Lisamarie Wade claims the rapper hauled off and smacked her — for no apparent reason — as he made his way through the crowd last year — knocking her to the ground and disorienting her. In her docs, Wade claims the rapper has a long history of bad behavior…including a similar incident two months before the Philly show…in which he allegedly smacked a female fan in Australia.
TMZ broke the story…Wade filed a private criminal complaint…but eventually withdrew it when she couldn’t locate him to serve him with the complaint. Wade’s already making a play for the heartstrings of a potential jury…claiming Rocky’s slap caused a string of ailments which interfere with her ability to “enjoy society with her minor child as a young, single mother.” Well played, ma’am.
Note: This is not the same woman, he has slapped a few...smfh.
i hope she at least gets a settlement, he's vile.