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- Limp Bizkit are playing some "nu-metal cruise" and Wes Borland isn't too happy about it recently Instagram'ing the following:
Getting all packed up this week for Broatchella 2015. It’s the same as Brochella but it’s off land. Can’t wait to see me some roided out tribal tattooed spray tanned Jell-O shot filled bohunks do their best drunk MMA impressions in the top deck mosh pit. Whenever we aren’t on stage, I’ll be curled up fetal position in my cabin, palms up, while I desperately cling to the last week of my thirties as it slips through my hooked fingers. So, I’d like to give a shout out now to all the other over-the-hill late nineties/early 2000s bands going on the cruise: Let’s give these people the raging alcohol fueled nostalgia fest they’re paying for guys! I know we can do it if we tune down low enough!
- He really hates Kid Rock too (this tweet is referencing Kid Rock posing with a dead mountain lion for those who missed it):
I'd like to pose with a dead @KidRock ... Fuck you— Wes Borland (@wesborland) January 23, 2015
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Singer Janelle Monae, actor Jamie Foxx and designer Tommy Hilfiger were among the honorees heralded at the 23rd annual Trumpet Awards.
The event was held Saturday at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and will be aired Feb. 21 on TV One.
“I decided through fashion and music that I would challenge the status quo and redefine what it meant to be a black female artist,” the always snappily dressed Monae said.
Honorees also included MLB Hall of Famer Lou Brock, Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold W. Donald, PVH Foundation President Guy Vickers, R&B musical legends The Isley Brothers, Morehouse School of Medicine President Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice and Sunshine Holdings Chairman Franklyn R. Wilson.
The night was hosted by four-time boxing world champion Laila Ali and “The Biggest Loser” trainer Dolvett Quince. Honoree presenters included Lou Gossett Jr., Roland Martin, Quvenzhane Wallis, Egypt Sherrod, Cathy Hughes, Naturi Naughton and Laz Alonso.
The Trumpet Awards featured musical performances by Avery Sunshine, Chante Moore, Leela James,ConFunkShun, The Bar-Kays, former “American Idol” champ Ruben Studdard and Debora Cox, who performed for the Whitney Houston Biopic “Whitney.”
Home after the #trumpetawards. I am so thankful. So humbled. Lot more work. Lot more responsibility. Thank you to the legendary and incredible Xernona Clayton and everyone apart of the Trumpet Awards.
"It's not that I don't experience fear but I understand fearlessness is more important. It's not that I don't get tired but I realize standing up for those whose voices are often ignored has to come first. It's not that I don't get discouraged but I understand that working hard, being a champion for minorities & those marginalized across the world as well as Opening up more doors for girls has to come first."
"I want to be honest about what was happening before i became Janelle Monáe and a @covergirl .
When I started my music career in Kansas, I was a maid. I worked at blockbuster and slept in my mentor’s 8-year-old daughter’s bedroom in Atlanta until I could afford a place to stay.
I started off selling CDs out of the boarding house I lived in. I started off singing on the library steps in the Atlanta University Center for anyone who would listen. I was told no. I'm still her."
"Who knows where I will go or what I will do from here. I do know I have plenty of Big ideas. I have made and will make some avoidable & unavoidable mistakes, but I hope my life and work here on Earth will motivate those around me to find their purpose."
"I decided through fashion & music that I would challenge the status quo and redefine what it meant to be a black female artist." #trumpetawards#JMSpeechexcerpts #stillsayingthankyou Photo:@_amiles
(Cape:@balmainparis) thanks @stylememaeve! (Photo by:@_amiles)
Janelle @ 3:50.
On Mac Viva Glam:
"It is about not being afraid to speak up. This is a conversation that needs to be started, especially with my generation, because [HIV-AIDS] is not something that is hyper talked about. There used to be such hysteria around it and people didn’t know what was causing it or what to say. Now we have so much knowledge that it is time to have the discussion about how we can help those who are affected and talk about how to prevent it. I am around so many young girls and boys and really in front of the LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender] community and HIV is not stereotyped to one sexual preference. MAC is doing an amazing documentary that shares the actual stories of people like you or me with HIV who look completely healthy. Twenty percent of people affected don’t know it; this is something that we all have to protect ourselves from. If a lot of my fans go out there and buy the lipsticks and that has something to do with seeing a cure for HIV-AIDS in our lifetime, that would be really cool."
On makeup and bad skin:
"I had someone doing my makeup every day for television. I think they want you to look a certain way, but they don’t take in the fact that you are 13 so you don’t need the same makeup that you would later in life. They forgot that I was a bee-bee. [laughs] But I was [also] really insecure with my skin then. I had bad skin, so I needed foundation and powder. I never wanted to wash my face because I didn’t want to see myself without the makeup. As I got older, I realized it was a vicious cycle. Once you take care of your skin and keep it clean, it is so much easier. I was about as much cake face as I could have when I was younger and now I try to avoid that. I love [my Viva Glam] lipstick because you can wear it with nothing on your skin except a little shimmer and it looks cool. I love glitter on my face and body at all times."
You can read the rest of the interview here.
Visiting the Los Angeles LGBT Center
CEO Lorri L. Jean on Miley:
“I was quite impressed by Miley and by her genuine passion to help homeless youth,” said Center CEO Lorri L. Jean, “as well as her concern for the growing HIV infection rate among gay and bisexual young people. It’s a huge concern here in Los Angeles where 87% of those living with HIV are gay or bisexual males and a staggering 40% of homeless youth are LGBT. I’m grateful for the attention she’s bringing to the issue and look forward to working with her.”
On her new album and Grammy nomination:
Hiking with her family:
It's Katty Furry, y'all:
Who do you think will be voted most valuable puppy this year? You can view the starting lineup here. I'm rooting for Cara! She's much prettier than Cara D. tbh!
Puppy Bowl XI air at 3pm this Sunday on Animal Planet, and it is the only bowl worth watching lbr!
Endemol Shine North America announced that they are planning to do an American remake of the British sci-fi series .
Endemol is also working on remake of My Mad Fat Diary (I made a post about it last February).
That's the third remake announced today (Cuckoo by NBC and The Driver by Showtime).
Another needless US remake. Will they keep the pig storyline ? ;)
In a followup to this morning's post, I thought it would be a nice PSA to share this blog from an OB/GYN that has been making the rounds (it was featured on BANNED SOURCE
People). Dr. Jen Gunter says that steam is in no way beneficial to your vagina and suggests Ms. Paltrow could use an anatomy lesson since you'd need, like, a high powered hose in order for the steam to reach your uterus, okay. And that would absolutely be bad. Herbal steams are also potentially damaging.
I suggest checking out the source and reading the full post, b/c that's one salty OB/GYN. Can we get her on Married to Medicine pls?
Source, via The Frisky
do you ever see ppl take up too much space in the subway??
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"I don't think I'm so much of an expert on the game of football, but I can assure everyone in here, nothing in my performance will be deflated," she said at a press conference on Thursday, deflecting any controversy with ease.
Perry even got a few football-friendly digs in. "I'm just here so I don't get fined," she joke
Perry also said the majority of her halftime show will be sung live, although some pre-recorded tracking will be used to accommodate "a lot of graphic effects."
Mostly, the pop star said she's confident – and beyond ready. "I've been designing this show for months," she said. "It's a larger than life show. I've collaborated on everything. There is not a diamond on a shoe that has not gone past my eyes. I'm so prepared for this show that I even had time for Netflix the other night."
Perry's entire performance is a never-before-seen experience, according to Hamish Hamilton, television director for the show.
"Katy does reinvent herself. The music track is completely different, the staging elements are different," says Hamilton. "This is a brand-new show, brand-new soundtrack and a brand-new collaboration."
The tweet has since been deleted.
Eddie Huang (author of Fresh Off The Boat) and Wall Street columnist Jeff Yang (also father of Hudson Yang, the main actor in the show) have tweeted about it:
source: buzzfeed, twitter
"It isn't very solid yet, but we've been talking about it."
- Why are her boobs so big?
- Would she call Froot her best work?
- Will there be a world tour?
- What is the role of suffering in existence?
- Did she feel like she was pretending to be someone she wasn't during her Electra Heart era?
- Describes the new album in one word
- Does she think of herself as a heartbreaker or brokenhearted??
- What she would have done if she weren't a musician
- Talks about her sister
- Would she ever sing a song in Greek?
- How she's feeling in general
- How she got her middle name "Lambrini"
- Will she do meet and greets at her upcoming shows?
- Tried to be ~emo~
- Will there be fast songs on Froot?
- How she balances her heavy workload with an active social life
- Her best experience with writing Froot (she wrote the entire record by herself)
- How she feels being recognized
- Her middle school and high school experience
- Talks about her positive lyrics are on Froot
- Talks about her emotions while writing Froot
- The most difficult songs to write on Froot
- Summing up her career in one word
- Talks about the spelling of Froot
- Will she do remakes of any unreleased songs? (justice for Miss Y tbh)
- What her relationship is with Derek Davies
- What changes she went through while writing Froot
- How much she loves her fans
- What her favorite song from the album is
- What inspired the "Froot of the Month"
- Was she nervous for her driver's test?
- How she deals with h8rs
- Does she personally post on PlanetFroot (tumblr)
- Who is doing the graphic design / art direction for the album?
- She stalks her fans on Twitter late at night
- What is her favorite album is she's done
- How it feels to be ~fabulous~
- Her most awkward interview
- Creating the Froot era versus the Electra Heart era
- She doesn't have a dildo
- Her musical influences
- Did she leave 679 Artists?
- Why are there no features on Froot
- Would she collaborate with any other artists?
Russia has always been known for its piss poor attitude towards members of the lgbt(q) community, from the days of Tsarism to the recent LGBT propaganda law, commonly known as the 'anti-gay law'. In the USSR homosexuality was even considered a criminal offence. But a heart wants what it wants™, and despite the raging homophobes’ efforts, the gay would find a way.
This would be the case for Russian music industry. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, songs vaguely or openly mentioning LGBT finally saw the light of day. And some of them, despite the homophobia in the society, managed to become hits in (and outside of) Russia.
1. t.A.T.u. - All The Things She Said (Ya soshla s uma), 2000
Ironically enough, the most (in)famous music duo Russia ever produced built their entire career around their alleged homosexuality. The song “Ya soshla s uma” (“I have gone crazy”), and its English version “All The Things She Said”, is a story about two young and confused girls who fell in love with each other. The song was so controversial, it became a huge hit right away and made every schoolgirl (and boy) in Russia question their sexuality. Needless to say, almost every song they released afterwards was also gay-oriented.
Now that we think about it in 2015, the whole thing was extremely problematic. The girls were underage and were forced into playing lesbians by their creepy producer Ivan Shapovalov; the music video featured a staged kiss as well as some panty flashing. Also, the good sis Yulia Volkova turned out to be a homophobe. Oh well, at least Lena Katina still supports the LGBT community.
2. Ruki Vverh – On tebya celuyet (“He kisses you”),2002
Ruki Vverh was an extremely popular dance music duo every kid in the neighborhood jammed to in the 90s and the song "On tebya celuet" is one of their iconic songs and, most importantly, iconic music videos. We see a guy on a date with a mysterious girl, whose face is not disclosed until the end of the video, when we find out it’s actually a guy, and a drag queen no less. The video stars a Russian drag queen Anatolii Yevdokimov and a cute nameless twink and is probably the only Russian music video ever to feature a gay sex scene (although a very vague one).
3. Oscar – Mezhdu mnoi i toboi (“Between you and me”), 2000
Oscar (real name Shamil Malkanduev) is a talented artist from Kabardino-Balkaria and this slow-tempo song is his most popular creation. In the song, the singer deliberately avoids using any words that would hint at the gender of the person he’s singing about, but the music video shows him and another guy. Oscar is Muslim and openly bisexual. Bless him.
4. Gosti iz Buduschevo – Begi ot menya (“Run away from me”), 1999
“Begi ot menya” was this dance music duo’s debut song that skyrocketed them to fame. It starts off very innocent, when suddenly in the second verse we realize the song is actually about a lesbian relationship. The music video emphasizes it by having the vocalist, Eva Polna, stare longingly at a girl in the bathroom and later engage in some touching with her. The vocalist, Eva Polna, also publicly came out as bisexual in 2001, but no one cared. Go figure.
5. Nikolai Trubach & Boris Moiseev – Golubaya Luna (“the Blue Moon”), 1998
This song became a de-facto gay hymn in Russia because of how ridiculously popular it was. Although the song does not explicitly say ‘gay’ or anything along those lines, the name and the story heavily imply that it’s, in fact, about homosexuality (the word “blue” when applied to men means “gay” in Russian). The song, in a form of a fairy tale, tells a story about two brothers: the younger brother falls in love with a queen, whereas the older brother chooses the ‘miracle’. Everyone knows he will never be a ‘lady slayer’ and they blame the ‘blue moon’ for that. “And he has never been forgiven for this strange, strange love”. The fact that one of the two singers, Boris Moiseev, was openly gay at the time, added fuel to the fire. In 2010 he went back into closet after being 'out' for 8 years.
Sources: me & youtube
Skins burst into our screens eight years ago. Here is what happened to some of the cast members .
Joe played Chris in the first two seasons . After Skins, he was a guest star in Doctor Who and Merlin. He also filmed The Fades (written by Skins writer Jack Thorne ,starring Skins actors Daniel Kaluuya and Lily Loveless and GOT's Natalie Dormer).
Joe also landed a part in Game of Thrones . He also did a drama (Southcliffe) with Skins actress Kaya Scodelario and a period drama New Worlds with Jamie Dornan and Skins actress Freya Mavor.
His movie Monsters Dark Continent is out this February in the UK . Joe finished shooting an indie movie Burn Burn Burn (Dowton Abbey's Laura Carmichael and Choe Pirrie) and he's back for This is England 90.
Jack played Cook in season 3,4 and 7. After Skins, Jack ended up being typecast in a lot of movies ( Harry Brown ,The liability, Weekender , Private Peaceful,300 ...). He also filmed some tv projects ( Dive,United , The Runaway).
Last year, Hollywood finally noticed him after three great performances in Starred Up, 71 and Unbroken. Jack the lad was choosen by Prada to front one of its latest campaign. This year, you'll see him in period drama Tulip Fever (Alicia Vikander, Dane Dehaan ...).
In February, he'll start shooting Money Monster (directed by Jodie Foster, starring George Cloony and Julia Roberts). Jack was also linked to Section 6 and Terry Gilliam's Don Quixote.
Freya played Mini in season 5 and 6. After Skins, she filmed a small part in Scottish romcom Not Another Happy Ending with Doctor Who's Karen Gillan. Then she landed a lead part in another Scottish movie Sunshine on Leith with Misfits Antonia Thomas where they both showcased their singing voices.
Freya also had some tv projects : she appeared in the period drama The White Queen and in New Worlds with Skins actor Joe Dempsie.
Since Freya is now living in Paris and is fluent in French, she started to get more work in France. She's a guest star in the two seasons of a short comedy Casting(s) with Pierre Niney ( Yves Saint Laurent in the first biopic) and François Civil (Frank).
The third season will be broadcast in February before the Césars (French Oscars).Marion Cotillard is also a guest star this season.
Freya also landed the lead part in her first French movie : La dame dans l'auto avec des lunettes et un fusil (out in April in France). Stacy Martin is part of the cast.
This Wednesday on TLC's show "My Strange Addiction"
-Adam Guerra, 27 from Los Angeles, California has spent a little fortune trying to look like Madonna.
-He's had over 18 surgeries to acquire Madonna's facial features.
-His boyfriend is not happy about it and has given Adam an ultimatum to stop dressing like Madonna saying "He wants to date a man, not a woman"
-Adam was in season 3 of Rupaul's Drag Race.
Pictures + full article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2931649/Man-spent-175-000-look-like-Madonna-finally-ditches-addiction-boyfriend-tells-don-t-want-date-56-year-old-woman.html#ixzz3QFcvikNV
Source: TMZ's Twitter
This Man, This Woman is an upcoming movie that just landed Penelope Cruz and Diane Kruger as its leads. It will be directed by Isabel Coixet (Nobody Wants the Night).
The script was written by Oscar winner Frederic Raphael (Eyes Wide Shut, Two for the Road), This Man, This Woman follows an estranged man, Matt Heller, and a woman, Martha Parks (Cruz) who encounter each other by chance on a plane, and relive memories of their turbulent romantic relationship. Kruger will play Kirsty Sachs, a talk show host who has an affair with Heller and who changes the course of his whirlwind relationship with Parks.
“It feels like a minor miracle to finally bring this passion of mine to the screen,” says Lobell, “and to put together this dream cast including the superbly talented Penelope Cruz and Diane Kruger who are the perfect actresses to bring these multi-layered characters to life. Combined with an extraordinary director to help realize Freddie’s amazing script, there must be a movie God after all.”
paraphrased by me.