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CASEY Legler isn't your typical catwalk model.
She's just signed a contract with one of the world's most prestigious modelling agencies and will appear in shows in Paris and New York.
Nothing out of the ordinary there, but look at her contract and you'll see the twist: she’ll be modelling men's fashion.
Legler is the first woman to work exclusively as a male model, and her unlikely career is as much as a surprise to her as it is to fashion watchers.
It began when a photographer friend asked her to model some men's clothing for magazine shoot.
The 35-year-old artist told TIME magazine her friend said: "You're perfect for this. Are you in?" She was: "I wasn't doing anything on that particular Friday, and so I said yes!"
The next day the photos were shared with an agent at Ford models, and Legler was signed immediately.
Ford Models portfolio: Casey Legler
Legler's boyish physique, her short quiffed hair and chiselled cheekbones lend themselves to men's fashion.
"Is it a stretch for me to get styled wearing men's clothes? Anyone can look at me for two seconds and know that that part is not so complicated," she told TIME.
"I think the part that can feel complicated sometimes is that I also look really fierce in a dress, and I've been taught by the best queens how to rock some heels!"
Legler follows in the footsteps of Andrej Pejic, the Bosnian-born, Australian-raised male model who has enjoyed huge success modelling women's fashion.
"Andrej is gorgeous," she said. "In many ways, I come ushered in by that."
She says that androgyny is the way forward in fashion.
"We have very specific ways in which we identify ourselves as man or woman and I think that sometimes those can be limiting.
"Seeing me on the men's board... speaks to the notion of freedom, you know. There's something really bold about that, and that it really is saying look, there is also this other way, and it's really rad."
Chandler Riggs, the child star of AMC’s The Walking Dead, and Super 8 star Joel Courtney are joining the Stephen King adaptation of Mercy.
Blumhouse and Wonderland Sound and Vision are behind the movie, which will be released by Universal.
Peter Cornwell is directing the horror thriller, which revolves around two brothers (Riggs, Courtney) who go with their mother to take care of their grandma. Unbeknownst to them, the grandmother is a witch, who made an evil deal using black magic years earlier.
Frances O’Connor is on board to play the mother.
Mercy is based on King’s short story Gramma, which was first published in Weirdbook magazine in 1984.
Jason Blum and Wonderland's McG and Mary Viola are producing. Matt Greenberg wrote the script.
On zombie drama Walking Dead, Riggs plays Carl Grimes, the son of sheriff Rick Grimes. The character this season has become an integral part of the storyline, which has allowed Riggs to show off his chops (both literally and figuratively). He is repped by the Burstein Co.
Courtney made his acting debut starring in J.J. Abrams’ Super 8, coincidentally also playing the son of a sheriff. He recently wrapped a turn in in the indie drama Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn, portraying Sawyer. He is repped by CAA Principato Young Entertainment and Felker Toczek.
Christian Slater really tried to vote in the election this year, but Florida turned him down. The Hollywood star tweeted his travails at the polling place on Election Day from his verified account, and today briefly posted and then deleted a picture of the rejection letter that Florida sent to him — misspelling his name "Christina D. Slater." Republicans in Florida enacted controversial laws making it more difficult to vote this year.
Bringing an end to her visit to Australia, Taylor Swift showed up at the Sydney International Airport earlier today (November 30).
The “Should’ve Said No” hitmaker was literally mobbed by adoring fans as she prepared to catch a flight back to the USA, and she stopped to sign autographs before hopping on her plane.
Meanwhile, Taylor’s previously taped performance for the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” of her song “Begin Again” is slated to air later today.
Swifty tweeted, “Oooooh @TheEllenShow is airing my performance of ‘Begin Again’ tomorrow. (Friday) I’ll be on the same million hour flight I’m on now!”
New pics from Girls Aloud's upcoming video for "Beautiful Cause You Love Me" have emerged!
THE BEST GIRL GROUP EVER WAS CREATED TEN YEARS AGO TO THIS DAY, R U CREYING TOO
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and a woman believed to be his girlfriend are dead, after Belcher apparently shot and killed her, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and shot and killed himself.
A statement released by the Chiefs said only, “We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning. We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation.” But PFT has confirmed with multiple sources that it was, in fact, Belcher who was involved in the incident.
The Kansas City Star reports that the shooting involved a player who shot his girlfriend at around 8 a.m. on Saturday at a home in Kansas City and then left the scene and committed suicide at the team’s facility at Arrowhead a short time later.
Players on the Chiefs are gathering at Arrowhead Stadium today and being told of the situation. The Chiefs are scheduled to host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium. The Panthers’ team flight has not yet left for Kansas City, and the NFL has not yet said whether the game will go on as scheduled.
The 25-year-old Belcher entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Maine and quickly made an impact, becoming a starter during his rookie season. Belcher’s off-field life had remained relatively quiet, and the news of this morning is stunning to the NFL world.
KCPD Officer Darin Snapp confirms GM Scott Pioli and Coach Romeo Crennel were outside team facility at the time Chiefs player killed himself
The X Factor 8's third-place finalist Amelia Lily released her new video on Vevo the other day. The song, Shut Up (And Give Me Whatever You Got), is expected to be on her debut album.
50 Purity Ring – Shrines
49 Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
48 The 2 Bears – Be Strong
47 John Talabot – fIN
46 Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe
45 Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
44 Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, mAAd City
43 Ratking – Wiki93
42 Paul Weller – Sonik Kicks
41 Ty Segall – Twins
40 Polica – Give You The Ghost
38 TEED – Trouble
37 Enter Shikari – A Flash Flood Of Colour
36 The Vaccines - Come Of Age
35 Metz – Metz
34 Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man
33 Hot Chip – In Our Heads
32 Graham Coxon – A+E
31 G.O.O.D. Music – Cruel Summer
30 Breton – Other People’s Problems
29 Mac DeMarco – 2
28 Spiritualized – Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
27 Jessie Ware – Devotion
26 Spector – Enjoy It While It Lasts
25 Ariel Pink – Mature Themes
24 Merchandise – Children Of Desire
23 Richard Hawley – Standing At The Sky’s Edge
22 Beach House – Bloom
21 Cat Power – Sun
20 Howler – America Give Up
19 Toy – Toy
18 Tribes – Baby
17 Grizzly Bear – Shields
16 Melody’s Echo Chamber – Melody’s Echo Chamber
15 Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
14 The xx – Coexist
13 DIIV – Oshin
12 David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant
11 Django Django – Django Django
10 Jack White – Blunderbuss
09 Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg
08 The Cribs – In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull
07 Pond – Beard Wives Denim
06 The Maccabees – Given To The Wild
05 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
04 Crystal Castles – (iii)
03 Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
02 Grimes – Visions
01 Tame Impala – Lonerism
YouTube user Pedro Henrique has recreated some videos for ~some pop queens while creating new videos for other. Take a look below. He appears to still be making videos, so maybe comment on his videos for requests?
More videos at source.
On Nov. 30, 2012, Naples News reported that the new Lifetime movie based upon the Casey Anthony trial has a premiere date. The movie “Prosecuting Casey Anthony” will debut on Jan. 19, at 8 p.m. on the Lifetime network. The movie is based on Jeff Ashton’s book of the same name and Rob Lowe will appear in the lead role. Though Anthony does not profit from the film, and reportedly is a minor character as the movie is told from Ashton’s perspective, some refuse to watch the film due to their belief that it will glorify Anthony.
Casey Anthony continues to be the most vilified person in the country and revelations of missed evidence has thrust the case back in the spotlight. In November, it was learned that the prosecution missed searches on Anthony’s computer for the misspelled words “fool proof suffication.” Defense Attorney Jose Baez spoke of the searches in his book “Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story,” and said he was waiting for the prosecution to bring up the searches during the trial but they never did. Though the searches occurred the last day Caylee was seen alive, Baez counters that they were made by someone interested in committing suicide, not committing murder.
Casey Anthony leaves the Booking and Release Center at the Orange County Jail after she was acquitted of murdering her daughter Caylee Anthony on July 17, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.
Photo credit: Red Huber-Pool/Getty Images
Still, many websleuthers and those following the case suspect the search terms could have been used in trial to show with greater conviction that Anthony was guilty of the charges she was ultimately acquitted of including first-degree murder, aggravated manslaughter of a child and aggravated child abuse.
Anthony has kept a low profile since her 2011 acquittal and her whereabouts are unknown. The civil trial Zenaida Gonzalez vs. Casey Anthony has been delayed and will no longer being in Jan. 2013. It is unclear when the civil trial will start, as Anthony is currently appealing her criminal conviction of lying to law enforcement officers and will deal with that case before the civil trial.
What do you think about the Lifetime movie? Are you going to watch it?
AMC’s The Walking Dead shouldn’t be a hit. Neither should ABC’s Dancing With the Stars or Discovery’s Deadliest Catch.
In fact, we’ve come up with a list of nine hit TV shows that, when you really think about it, shouldn’t be successful. This isn’t meant to insult these shows or suggest they haven’t earned their popularity. Just the opposite. They deserve props for delivering a big audience despite having some element that conventional TV industry wisdom says should be a deal breaker. Here’s the nine inexplicable hits, starting with…
Hit proof: The Showtime drama has increased its ratings every season (hitting 2.3 million viewers for its recent premiere telecast) and is the network’s most popular series.
Why it shouldn’t work: We all know Dexter Morgan is a serial killer, but hold on. Take a step back. We’re rooting for somebody whose only joy in life is stabbing people to death. On any other movie or show, that’s your detested villain. Sure, he targets bad guys, but his addiction manages to get innocent people murdered too, such as his loving wife Rita and his former colleague Sgt. Doakes. Yet we still root for him!
Why it does work: Star Michael C. Hall has just the right combination of charm and creepiness. Plus, a little voice-over and dark humor goes a long way. By listening to Dexter’s narration, we become his accomplice. By adding humor, we don’t take his body count too seriously. Imagine a dead-serious version of Dexter without voiceover — just a guy going around killing criminals in Miami. Some of you might like that idea better, but I bet it wouldn’t be a hit.
Hit proof: Often topping 7 million viewers, it’s one of the most successful cable reality shows of all time.
Why it shouldn’t work: It’s also one of the most repetitive. How many times can you watch crabs being hauled onto a boat? If you’re a fan: Hundreds.
Why it does work: Crab fishing is literally like a televised slot machine. Every time they reel in a “crab pot” you get a different, unpredictable result, what those in the casino psychology business call a “variable payout.” Sometimes a ton of crabs spill out onto the deck like coins in a tray (ding! ding! ding!). Other times, nada. The fishermen are colorful too. Deadliest helped pioneer the blue-collar rural workman reality show which is currently ruled by Discovery’s hugely popular and similar Gold Rush.
Hit proof: One of the biggest and most influential new hour-long shows to come along in recent years.
Why it shouldn’t work: There hadn’t been a hit scripted TV musical series in decades (1982′s Fame, best I can find, was the last), and there’s been a few attempts (Viva Laughlin, Cop Rock, Hull High).
Why it does work: Two crucial decisions: Using popular songs that viewers already like (instead of original songs, like on Cop Rock) and the high-school glee-club setting (which, like Fame, gives a musical context to the story rather than, say, courtroom lawyers breaking out into song). Disney Channel’s High School Musical movies paved the way, but Glee added a snarky wit and more heart that made it work as a weekly show.
Dancing With the Stars
Hit proof: Still one of the most-watched reality shows on TV after 15 cycles, averaging 14.3 million viewers this season including DVR.
Why it shouldn’t work: Let me get my list. First, it’s called Dancing With the Stars! You’re used to that name now, but remember the first time you heard it seven years ago? It sounds like a show from the 1950s airing after Wagon Train. Two, it’s about ballroom dancing. The only televised tango when this show launched was on low-fi networks like PBS. Three, several shows that have tried to replicate Dancing‘s celebrity-and-a-pro pairing format have failed, like Fox’s Skating with Celebrities, ABC’s Duets and NBC’s Stars Earn Stripes.
Why it does work: It’s dancing — man’s first form of communal entertainment from back in the caveman days. That primal appeal doesn’t change no matter how many sequins you add. Also, viewers enjoy watching celebrities compete against each other in a challenging new environment (one reason Celebrity Apprentice works too).
Hit proof: A&E’s little reality show recently beat out high-profile shockfest American Horror Story to top Wednesday night on cable, delivering well over 3 million viewers per episode.
Why it shouldn’t work: It’s about a redneck family living the swamp managing a duck call business and going hunting. (OK, so for many of you, that’s why it should work).
Why it does work: Call it Pre-Modern Family. It’s like any classic family comedy — a likeable core of warm-hearted people. The combination of Christian values and southern-fried fun gives this show plenty of red state appeal. Though TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is somewhat similar and probably even more inexplicable to most readers.
The Walking Dead
Hit proof: AMC’s hit is currently the highest-rated drama on TV in the adults 18-49 demographic (a 7.2 rating including both repeats and DVR).
Why it shouldn’t work: Put away those machetes and cross-bows and hear me out! What’s cool about TWD might seem obvious. It’s easy to forget how low industry expectations were before it first premiered a couple years ago. And if you told a TV executive the current third season storyline, their expectations would have been even lower. TWD is totally grim, extremely gory, with a cast that looks pretty awful most of the time. Characters are getting rapidly killed off (including the likable non-Lori characters). Perhaps the most unconventional aspect is that nobody seems to have any real hope for a happy ending. Popular stories almost always tease viewers with a light at the end of the tunnel, even if the characters ultimately don’t survive. But on this show, things just keep getting worse, with no real expectation of improvement. It’s like watching people starve to death, plus zombies.
Why it does work: Because the show is so well done, extremely suspenseful and keeps us glued precisely because it breaks so many TV rules.
Hit proof: Animal Planet’s series just returned to 1.3 million viewers. Not big numbers, but it’s a lot for Animal Planet, especially considering the next point I’m going to make.
Why it shouldn’t work: Spoiler alert: They’re never going to find bigfoot.
Why it does work: Successfully teases the viewer that there’s a Squatch right… around….that next… tree. Damn! Maybe the tree after that? Gotta give credit where it’s due: There wouldn’t be a Finding Bigfoot if not for Syfy’s Ghost Hunters, a huge hit by any cable standard, which pioneered this genre. Finding Bigfoot makes the list because it’s a fresher version of the same idea and, if anything, even more inexplicably a hit. Ghost Hunters and its knock-offs all use the same tricks, but at least viewers are motivated for the TAPS team to prove there’s an afterlife (because, you know, that would be nice). Not sure how humanity would benefit from seeing Bigfoot; it’s worth a week of CNN headlines at best. I’m now waiting for a Locating Loch Ness spin-off.
Hit proof: In terms of total viewers, it’s the most-watched drama on TV, currently averaging 22.6 million viewers including DVR.
Why it shouldn’t work: Before you comment: I know that NCIS should not be a flop. It’s inclusion on this list is admittedly a stretch. But there’s also a reason it’s here. NCIS mystifies a lot of people not because it’s a hit, but because it’s this big of a hit (and no, the show’s fans are not just “old” people — NCIS does really well among adults 18-49 too). For many, NCIS is so corny that it’s downright difficult sit through compared to other procedural dramas, particularly for those of us in the TV industry and the media. I started asking insiders during get-to-know-you lunches if they watched NCIS just to see how long I could go before finding a person in Hollywood who watched TV’s most popular drama. It took two years. I’m sure that says worse things about the industry — being unable to appreciate such a popular title — than it does about the show.
Why it does: Here’s some explanation from Slate: “Amiable, unpredictable, and no more outlandish than any other prime-time fantasy about battling evil—gives you a lot for your 44 minutes. Mingling elements of a hardy cop show with those of a svelte espionage drama, segueing from macabre moments at the autopsy table to small giggles of office comedy, it’s lively with variety … The formula is so elastic that it doesn’t resemble a formula.”
Every Cooking Competition Series
Hit proof: Some of the most popular reality shows — Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef, Top Chef — are cooking competitions.
Why it shouldn’t work: All these shows violate a major competition TV rule of success that goes back to early TV game shows. On singing shows like American Idol you can judge the singing for yourself. On dance shows you can judge the dancing. On romance shows you can judge the bachelor’s dates. You may disagree with Simon Cowell, but you can form your own opinions using the same information. But on cooking competition shows, you cannot taste the food — and that’s mainly how judges determine who wins. There is no, as reality TV executives call it, “play along” for the home viewer. For all we know, Tom Colicchio and Gordon Ramsay have horrible taste and make dreadful decisions.
Why it does work: Credit humans for being imaginative. With enough perfectly composed loving shots of gorgeous dishes combined with sensuous descriptions, we can almost taste that lemon vanilla créme with mint purée and hazelnut sable. Also, sex and eating are two of the most primal bodily urges. Many enjoy watching sex, but you can’t really show that on TV. Eating is the only basic physical need that TV can depict in all its naked glory.
Alex Vincent, aka Andy from the first two Child's Play movies. :o)
For reference, y'all:
I spotted him in the liquor line at the Louis CK show in Tampa Thursday night and told him I recognized him from Facebook and asked to take a photo. He honestly seem surprised I recognized him haha, but he was super gracious, asked my name, etc. I told him I'd been a fan of the Chucky movies since I was four years old and he thanked me and said he appreciated the support. Luckily I'd been seeing some of his FB posts so I was like, "I have been meaning to order one of your signed scripts!" And I complimented his poetry. Usually if I meet a celeb randomly (which has only happened maybe two other times), IDK WTF to say. I mean, I still rambled like an idiot, but it's something.
Just wanted to share! Also, I just realized the dude behind us and it's kind of making my day rn.
Edited to add that I met a dude last night at a party who looked EXACTLY like current-day Macaulay Culkin, which probably would've been just about as awesome of a post as this one is. My friend who invited him told me not to mention it because he gets it all the time and hates it. Maybe he should shave that facial hair then.
Source: My boyfriend who cluelessly took a photo without knowing why the fuck I asked him to until I told him afterward, and then was like, "...what."
Okay, "Vampire Diaries" fans, we know you've had an emotional evening. Regardless of who you're rooting for when it comes to the love triangle, tonight's Miss Mystic Falls pageant was packed with unexpected twists and turns. Elena didn't hesitate to tell Damon that she and Stefan had broken up because of her feelings for the elder Salvatore brother, and while Damon sympathized with Stefan's heartbreak, he wasn't particularly sorry about the whole thing.
That became abundantly clear when Elena decided to crash at Chez Salvatore to get away from her vampire hunter brother. After a little whiskey and a romantic fireside dance, Delena fans finally got their wish when Damon and Elena couldn't resist any longer, and finally slept together. Of course, it was a bittersweet moment, because on the other side of their tiny town, Caroline and Stefan realized that Elena is sired to Damon. It's a rare condition for vampires, as Damon pointed out in Season 3, but does happen.
For the record, we haven't seen any evidence from any of Klaus' sired hybrids that being sired causes one to have romantic or sexual feelings toward someone, which is worth remembering as the story moves forward.
The sire bond does explain a lot of the curious things about Elena's vampire transition -- most notably the fact that she can't stomach blood unless it comes directly from a human vein. No other vampire we've seen so far has been such a picky eater, and personally, I'm glad that finally makes sense! There are still a lot of unanswered questions, though, so I tracked down executive producer Julie Plec for an exclusive interview to follow up the controversial episode. If there's one thing you should take from this, it's that there's still plenty of hope that Elena's feelings for Damon are real -- so don't
Zap2it: The sire bond has been highly speculated about over the last couple of weeks. How long has this been in the works? Did you guys know, when Elena turned, that you'd go this route?
Plec: We came up with it back when we launched Tyler's hybrid story, actually. When Tyler was sired to Klaus, and Damon said, "Oh, s***, I know what this is," that planted the seed of, when we finally go down this road with Elena, whoever's blood she drank to become a vampire sired her to that vampire. From there it was a natural conclusion that it should be Damon, so it's actually something that's been in the works for a very long time. The reason we kept the hybrid storyline alive this year and kept it sort of front and center was in order to create that context for the audience so that when we found out Elena was sired, it would all make sense.
It's definitely alarming for fans who have been waiting to see Damon and Elena get together for them to finally hook up, but have it be intercut with evidence that her feelings for him might not be genuine. Is there still hope that her feelings for him are real?
Without taking sides one way or the other, just looking at it objectively from our point of view as storytellers, there is more hope than ever for them. It's just combined with a lot of very deep questions. Damon is a character who, his whole life -- as a vampire and as a human -- was looking for love and acceptance, and for someone to finally say, "Hey, you're good enough." He finally gets that from Elena, and now he has to question it. He wants to believe it's real. She truly believes it's real. But there's that nagging doubt, as to how much of it is true love and how much is the effects of a sire bond. It's a question that's going to take these two people who do care about each other so deeply, and just put the tiniest bit of an obstacle in their path. They have to figure out how to get around it.
I've been sort of sad to see people on Twitter calling Elena derogatory names because they feel like she moved too fast, sleeping with Damon right after the breakup with Stefan. Did you guys have any concern in the writers' room that she was jumping into his arms, and his bed, too quickly?
Plec: What we wanted to do in the writers' room was to give Stefan and Elena the most human, honest, and respectable breakup between a couple that had been that important for so long, and to put a real end to that, so that there was a freedom for her to now give in to this passion and this interest that's been brewing for over two and a half seasons. In the real world, would it happen that quickly? Maybe not. But I do think that the punctuation on the breakup is her finally giving in to these feelings for Damon, and then to raise the question of "Oh, God. Is that what she really felt or is it all part of the supernatural link between them?"
I loved Stefan in this episode. He's really on the edge -- particularly in the scenes with Jeremy, when he was really kind of scary. Does his heartbreak over Elena have the potential to push him back into his ripper ways?
Plec: Oh, he's definitely walking the tightrope on the edge there, and will continue to do so. He's trying to be reasonable, he's trying to be rational, but he's very clearly emotionally driven by a desire to, as she called him out on, "fix her." To Stefan's credit, he might be right. He might actually be right, that this is not who she is and this is not who she's supposed to be, so his desire is to try to correct that at all costs. So the question which we'll be exploring is: is this who she is? We don't know.
Before the breakup, Damon and Stefan were in the best place they've been, as brothers, in a long time. Is that in jeopardy now?
Plec: Well, it's been compromised by circumstance, but both of them, to their credit in the next episode, try to take the high road. What comes out of them both trying to take the high road, and to do what's right by each other, and do right by Elena, actually launches the whole next chapter of the show.
This week, Stefan found a murderer to turn into a vampire and kill, but in last week's episode, Jeremy's victim was a hybrid friend of Tyler's who had just helped them. There's sort of this disregard for other lives, outside of their immediate circle. Is that something that's going to be addressed down the line? Obviously, it caused some tension between Tyler and Caroline.
What that served to do was to basically let Tyler be the voice of conscience, and the voice of reason. He's saying, "Hey, you guys are all doing something in the name of what you percieve to be good, and I don't approve, and it's not okay, and it's not cool." It's a little bit of that Jiminy Cricket reminder that our heroes are doing things to protect what they love, but there's a big shady gray area there. On our show, there's a very fine line separating hero from villain. We want it to be clear that just because Stefan and Damon think something's right, doesn't mean it is.
Next week Stefan tells Damon about the sire bond suspicions, and head to New Orleans for some answers, and we get a look back at where they were in the 1940s. What are you most looking forward to people seeing?
It's a nice window into Damon and who he was then, and who he wanted to be, especially in relationship to his brother, and how he wanted to do right by his brother back then. It kind of informs his decision about how to do right by his brother today. We revisit our favorite girl Lexi, who has been working hard since the ripper days to get Stefan back on track. She brings him to Damon to say, "Okay, the next step in your recovery is to reconcile with your brother." It's a nice moment of insight into where they were at the time.
Do you think Elena's feelings for Damon will be revealed to be genuine?
Howie Dorough's Advice to 1D:
While One Direction were still toddling round in nappies and singing into hairbrushes in that mystical magical time of the 90s, theBackstreet Boys were the biggest boyband in the universe. Now the 1D boys have taken their crown, the BSBs have decided to take them under their wing and offer some hearty pop advice.
Howie Dorough (the one that always used to wear shiny jackets and had a dodgey ponytail) has warned Harry, Niall, Zayn, Louis and Paynis that they need to cut back on the partying and good times to make sure they don’t burn out while they’re at the peak of their game.
Wise words to the Hazzizzle from Howizzle.
He told In Touch magazine that the best advice he could give the lads would be to ‘Pace yourself. Have fun but put your health first.’ Yes mum.
“Definitely enjoy the perks that come with being a popstar, but make sure you prioritise your party nights and work. Without the hard work, there’s no girls, and without girls there’s no party”.
“Make sure you record music that you’ll be proud of in 20 years time” Howie added.
Sterling advice if we may say so. We know the 1Ders love a good party sesh, but Howie has definitely been around the (new kids on the) block when it comes to the pop world. So should the boys take the suggestion on board? We’re off to find a Backstreet Boy to ask advice on our love life.
The 1D World store - a pop-up shop on King William Street - is selling all sorts of One Direction merchandise. When the doors opened at 9am, more than 600 young fans had queued up out the front, sprawling onto King William St and around the corner to Grenfell St.
First in line was Brittnay Wilson, 14 of Port Adelaide, who secured her spot before dawn. "I got there at about 3am - my mum and dad drove me in,'' she said. "`I had to be the first in line because I absolutely love One Direction. Niall is my favourite because he's just perfect . I love his accent ...and his eyes...and his hair.''
On offer at the store is everything from One Direction clothes and posters to dolls of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson.
"I spent about $100 this time, I bought six posters and calendar, three bags and a book, but I'll definitely be back,'' said Brittany.
Organisers anticipate more than 2000 fans will pass through the shop's doors each day, but say they will have more than enough stock to keep up with demand.
"The store will be regularly re-stocked throughout the month with new products being released as well. A truck was on its way from Melbourne last night to replenish what had been brought on the opening,'' says spokesperson Simon Hatcher.
Fans can keep up to date on the new products through the store's Facebook page and Twitter account. 1D World is open in Adelaide until January 6th.
1D's Concert Last Night at the Mohegan Sun Arena:
One Direction got back on stage for their first proper honest-to-god gig in quite some time last night, and as well performing tracks from Up All Night and Take Me Home also treated fans to a group routine.
Yes - they did 'The Joe'. First seen in a behind-the-scenes rehearsal video posted by none other than Niall Horan, The Joe is a dance move that requires serious hip-thrusting and pin-point precision in terms of timing - but was executed to perfection by the boys last night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut.
In fact, we'd be surprised if there was a single ovary left intact in the whole place. Watch the video below to see for yourselves - oh and in case you're wondering, those contraptions Nialler and Liam have strapped to their chests aren't fancy heart moniters or an attempt to look like Iron Man - they're actually 3D cameras for the upcoming One Direction movie.
Concert Footage + Photos!
Twitter Questions + Moments
Performing C'mon C'mon
Performing Kiss You
Performing Up All Night
Performing Save You Tonight
Performing Little Flops
Performing I Want
Performing Gotta Be You
Performing Teenage Dirtbag
Performing I Wish
Peforming More Than This
Peforming Na Na Na
Performing Stand Up
Performing Tell Me A Lie
Peforming Everything About You
Peforming One Thing
- They talk about who they would switch lives with in the group.
- Normani and Camila pick each other, Dinah picks Lauren, Ally picks Dinah and Lauren picks Ally.
- they describe their fans in 3 words
- they talk about ally's grandpa
- they talk about their crushes on the show.
- They tease Dinah for picking carly and diamond...
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It seems Julia Roberts made some friends for life while filming her latest movie August: Osage Country recently. The actress and her co-star Julianne Nicholson looked like they had known each other for years when they strolled hand-in-hand together on Thursday. Julia, 44, and her 41-year-old new best friend had just enjoyed a meal together at Hal’s Bar and Grill in Venice Beach.
They were reportedly joined for lunch by Ewan McGregor and Dermot Mulroney, who also star in the upcoming black comedy. But it didn’t look like Julia and Julianne were discussing work as they chatted animatedly while walking through the car park together, unfazed by the wet weather. Julia looked stylish but cosy for the outing in a thick stone-coloured jacket, jeans, brown motorcycle boots and a cute plum hat.
Meanwhile Boardwalk Empire star Julianne went for an all-black ensemble and teamed a leather jacket and matching boots with a pair of skinny jeans. It’s hardly a surprise they were having such a good time together as they were clearly getting on great will filming their new movie in Oklahoma last month. The film is based on Tracy Letts' Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play of the same name.
The fame levels were raised as Ewan McGregor and his wife also attended the dinner and the movie, due for release in 2013, boasts an all-star cast. Meryl Streep, Benedict Cumberbatch and Chris Cooper all appear in the film, as does former Little Miss Sunshine star Abigail Breslin.
It looks like Frank Ocean didn't make the final cut on the "Django Unchained" soundtrack. The full list of songs on the album was revealed late Wednesday by The Weinstein Company and Loma Vista Recordings, and Ocean's name is nowhere to be found. That's odd, since -- as reported in GQ -- the singer reportedly did write something for the "Django Unchained" soundtrack; whether it appears in the film and not on the record remains to be seen.
While Ocean isn't mentioned in the press release announcing the soundtrack, Rick Ross and John Legend are, and each contributed new songs to the film. Ross' track, called "100 Black Coffins," was produced by Jaime Foxx and can be heard in the new "Django Unchained" trailer. (Watch that explosive clip above.)
"I want to thank all the artists who contributed original songs (a first for me) to the picture. Most of these contributions came out of the artists' own inspiration and their illustration of the film's soul is invaluable," Quentin Tarantino said in the press release.
"I ran into Rick Ross [and] I said, 'Rick, you should come by the set because I know Quentin doesn't do original stuff, but it wouldn't hurt for you to come and just feel it because 'Django' is hip-hop. This is a different thing,'" Foxx told About.com. "So Rick Ross shows up, huge fan of Quentin, and I said, 'Rick, if you're going to write a song, I think you should say these words: I need 100 black coffins for 100 bad men, dig 100 black graves so I can lay they ass in. 100 black coffins.' So that would be my contribution. Now what he does with it, I don't know. But if he does what I think, it's going be, it'll be great."
"Django Unchained" is one of the last Oscar favorites to screen this year -- there are rumored screenings for press and Academy members in the offing -- but audiences won't have to wait too long to see the finished product. Tarantino's film is due in theaters on Dec. 25.
2. DJANGO (MAIN THEME) - LUIS BACALOV, ROCKY ROBERTS
3. THE BRAYING MULE - ENNIO MORRICONE
4. IN THAT CASE, DJANGO, AFTER YOU...
5. LO CHIAMAVANO KING (HIS NAME IS KING) - LUIS BACALOV, EDDA DELL'ORSO
6. FREEDOM - ANTHONY HAMILTON & ELAYNA BOYNTON
7. FIVE-THOUSAND-DOLLAR NIGGA'S AND GUMMY MOUTH BITCHES
8. LA CORSA (2ND VERSION) - LUIS BACALOV
9. SNEAKY SCHULTZ AND THE DEMISE OF SHARP
10. I GOT A NAME - JIM CROCE
11. I GIORNI DELL'IRA - RIZ ORTOLANI
12. 100 BLACK COFFINS - RICK ROSS
13. NICARAGUA - JERRY GOLDSMITH FEATURING PAT METHENY
14. HILDI'S HOT BOX
15. SISTER SARA'S THEME - ENNIO MORRICONE
16. ANCORA QUI - ENNIO MORRICONE AND ELISA
17. UNCHAINED (THE PAYBACK/UNTOUCHABLE) - JAMES BROWN AND 2PAClawd
18. WHO DID THAT TO YOU? - JOHN LEGEND
19. TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG - BROTHER DEGE
20. STEPHEN THE POKER PLAYER
21. UN MONUMENTO - ENNIO MORRICONE
22. SIX SHOTS TWO GUNS
23. TRINITY (TITOLI) - ANNIBALE E I CANTORI MODERNI
Director Quentin Tarantino has spoken out about his decision to axe Frank Ocean from the soundtrack for his forthcoming new film Django Unchained.
Ocean had previously claimed in an interview with GQ that he had written a song for the flick but, when the movie's official album tracklisting was released earlier this week, the singer's effort was not included.
Pitchfork reports that Tarantino has now released a statement addressing his decision. "Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way, there just wasn't a scene for it," he wrote. "I could have thrown it in quickly just to have it, but that's not why he wrote it and not his intention.
"So I didn't want to cheapen his effort," he added. "But, the song is fantastic, and when Frank decides to unleash it on the public, they'll realise it then."
The film, Tarantino's first since 2009's Inglourious Basterds, is a Western set in the American South during the 1800s. It stars Jamie Foxx as Django, a freed slave who teams up with a bounty hunter, played by Christoph Waltz, in a bid to murder a gang of killers called the Brittle Brothers. If successful, Django will secure his own freedom forever and liberate his enslaved wife. The film is scheduled for release on December 25 in the US and January 18 in the UK – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch the final trailer.
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