“I’ve got so many tales to tell."
Madonna continues to promote the release of her new album Rebel Heart and the forthcoming launch of her new Rebel Heart Tour in any way she can and this week sat down for an interview with Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2 to talk about thangs. In her chat, Madonna revealed that she’s been thinking about the possibility of writing her autobiography. Maddy reveals, duh, that she’s “got so many tales to tell” and since she made a stunning career telling stories in song, it makes sense that she might be interested in penning her own life story. According to Madge, if she wrote a book like this it would have to cover her whole life story … which is something that I DEFFO would want to read. Click below to hear Madonna talk about the possibility of her writing an autobiography and listen to her interview in full with Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2. More »
"I thought I was dying."
Last year, pop star Avril Lavigne made curious mention about her health that clued folks in to the fact that she wasn’t doing very well but at the time, I don’t think even she know exactly what was going on. Today we learn from Avril herself that she contracted lyme disease sometime last year and began to suffer painfully from its effects … to the point where she was bedridden for 5 months and she thought she was dying. Horrible. Avril is featured on the cover of this week’s issue of People magazine and in her cover story interview, she opens up about her ordeal. She says she’s feeling better these days (back to about “80%” she says) but you have to read her story to hear how bad it’s been for her :( More »
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"I guess for a lot of people you need to say something before they’re really accepting of it.”
Olly Alexander, the lead singer of one of my fave new bands, has been giving interviews here and there as his band Years and Years tour the UK and US in support of the upcoming release of their debut album and has revealed that the love songs that he writes and performs are about his past relationships with guys. While some new artists feel the need to openly declare their sexuality, Olly is much happier making mention of his personal life in a more casual way when asked. I got to see Years and Years perform their first, proper show here in LA last week and I fell in absolute love with the band. And interviews with Olly like this only make me like the band even more. More »
"Paul was literally an angel"
Last week we got to check out Ludacris’ digital cover of VIBE Magazine, where he opened up about his upcoming album and the release of Furious 7. It was an excellent story, and the emotion behind his comments about Paul Walker was incredibly palpable. I felt similarly reading the VIBE cover with Tyrese Gibson. In addition to talking about his new album, book, and short film with Jennifer Hudson, Gibson talks Furious 7, and the bittersweet promo tour they decided to cut short, following Walker‘s passing. Click inside for more.
Audiences will meet Kurt for the first time
A couple of weeks ago, we got to see the first trailer for the upcoming documentary film Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck directed by Brett Morgan but executive produced by Cobain‘s daughter Frances Bean. Today we get to see an interview with Morgan about the film. According to Brett, audiences will be introduced to Kurt Cobain for the first time in his film because there is much that the public doesn’t yet know about him. We can look to HBO for the release of Montage of Heck but the film will show in select theaters so that it can be considered for Academy Award nomination. This is a pretty interesting interview but I’m just so ready to see the actual film itself.
"I feel like I'm doing what's right"
The surviving members of One Direction have had their say regarding Zayn Malik‘s decision to quit One Direction but for the first time since he announced he was leaving the group, we are hearing today from Zayn himself. Malik gave his first interview since quitting 1D to the British publication The Sun and he reveals why, exactly, he decided to leave the group. Rumors have been flying that Zayn left 1D to take care of his personal relationship with his fiancée in the wake of a possible cheating scandal but Zayn maintains that he left the group because he felt it was the “right thing” for him to to at this point in his life because he hasn’t been “happy” as a member of One Direction for “some time”. HMMM. Click below to read excerpts from Zayn‘s interview and hear straight from the horses mouth his reasons for quitting 1D. More »
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"If it happens the other way, I'm alright."
Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s grandmother, Cissy Houston, made an appearance on the radio so Middays with Shaila on WBLS in NYC today to give listeners a bit of an update on BK‘s condition. Unlike the grossly exploitative other members of Bobbi Kristina‘s family, this update from Cissy seems more genuine … more poignant. Unfortunately Cissy has confirmed what we already know already (that BK has been moved to a rehab center for long-term care and that her condition hasn’t changed) and says that altho she is hoping for a miracle, she is at peace with reality that Bobbi Kris might never recover. Click below to watch a portion of Cissy‘s interview today to get work on BK straight from the source. More »
Yesterday morning, the New York Times published an op-ed written by actress Angelina Jolie wherein she revealed her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in order to reduce her risk of developing ovarian cancer after she tested positive for the BRCA1 “cancer gene” (you may recall that Jolie also had her breasts removed to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer back in 2013). Not only after Angelina‘s piece in the NYT was published, Kelly Osbourne made an appearance on The Talk yesterday to reveal her personal decision to have her ovaries removed as well. Kelly‘s mother Sharon Osbourne underwent a preemptive double mastectomy back in 2012 and at her mother’s suggestion, she was tested for the BRCA1 gene. Watch the video above to hear Kelly explain how testing positive for the cancer gene prompted her to decide to have her ovaries removed.
“I’m very blessed.”
Hold on to your butts, folks, because I bring you the joyous news that our dear Britney Spears — and the men in her life, sons Sean Preston & Jayden James and boyfriend Charlie Ebersol — are all featured on the cover and in the pages of this week’s new issue of People magazine. In this cover story feature, Britney invites People magazine and its readers into her home to talk about her family life with her sons, the addition of Charlie into life with her sons and the forthcoming release of her NEW single — due out in May!! Click through the gallery presented here to see photos of Britney, Charlie, Sean and Jayden in this new MUST-OWN issue of People magazine and then click below to read excerpts from her cover story interview. Also, find out exactly when Britney‘s new single will be out. OMG!!! Happy Britney Day!! More »
Welcome to the world, Pauline
Congratulations are in order for actor Vin Diesel and his girlfriend Paloma Jiménez because they recently welcomed the birth of a baby girl together. In an interview with the Today show earlier today, Vin officially revealed the baby girl’s name for the first time and shared that he and Paloma named their daughter in honor of Vin‘s late friend Paul Walker. The interview with Today was done to promote Diesel‘s upcoming new film Furious 7 (which is Paul Walker‘s final movie) and in his chat with Today correspondent Natalie Morales, Vin revealed that he named his daughter Pauline. Click below to watch Vin Diesel‘s Today interview and read the official birth announcement for his daughter Pauline which he posted on his official Facebook profile. More »