"Apple treated me like I was a voice of a creative community that they actually cared about”
Taylor Swift is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine where she talks about pretty much everything that has been going on in her life … except for direct reference to her new boyfriend Calvin Harris. Everything else? Yeah, she is happy to talk about that. The accompanying photospread, shot by famed photographer Mario Testino, showcases Taylor in all her glam fabulousness but it’s her interview that I find most interesting. Click through the gallery to see Taylor‘s VF photos then click below to read excerpts from her interview where she talks about her new friendship with Kanye West, her surprise that Apple Music backed down after her criticism, her enduring friendships will her horde of BFFs and her relationships with men (except for Calvin Harris) … AND watch behind the scenes video from the VF shoot where Taylor plays a game of Word Association. More »
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Remember when we saw that first photo of Channing Tatum as a new dad? And he was wearing, like, this poncho situation thing? And looked so hawt you couldn’t wait for him to hold another baby? Well, young Everly may be a big sister soon enough because her mom is already talking about baby No 2. Jenna Dewan-Tatum (with her lucky ass) opened up in a recent interview, and it sounds like she’s ready to make another baby with her husband. Which, you know. Obviously she is. Click inside for more!
Also, she's very glad she didn't try Botox
Salma Hayek may be baring a lot of skin in the August issue of Allure Magazine, but the interview she gives is far more interesting than all that. I’ve always been a fan of Hayek‘s work, and although our politics don’t always line up perfectly together, I’m happy she’s speaking out about the benefits of getting older, especially in an industry where that’s, like, against the rules for women. Click inside to check out some photos from her Allure shoot and to read the dating advice Hayek gives to her younger self.
“'Seven seasons and out' has never been the conversation”
Michael Lombardo, the president of programming at HBO, is dishing a lot of pretty important information about the future of the network’s hit drama Game of Thrones. First, he promises that the show will live to see at least 8 seasons … meaning we will get at least one more season than we previously thought. Additionally, Lombardo chimes in on a very significant event that took place in the just-ended 5th season of the show … which may be considered a spoiler to those of you who have yet to watch the most recent season, even tho the info isn’t really a spoiler since the incident aired on TV months ago. SO, if you want to read what Michael Lombardo has to say about the future of GoT, be warned … potential spoilers ahead. More »
"It's crazy how we were getting criticized for this years ago"
Back in April we got to see the second trailer for Straight Outta Compton, the upcoming biopic film that tells the life story of the famed rap group N.W.A. Today, with the film’s release date drawing ever closer, we get to check out a new interview with N.W.A. members Dr. Dre and Ice Cube as they chat with The Hollywood Reporter magazine about their biopic film and how the themes they wrestled with back in the day are themes we are all still wrestling with today. The group members have got a lot of things planned surrounding the release of the movie, including a reunion performance and tour that will include Eminem), so they have a lot to talk about these days. Click below to read excerpts from their Hollywood Reporter interview and get ready for the return of N.W.A. More »
"I definitely remember crying on the kitchen counter."
Jake Gyllenhaal has been making the promo rounds lately in support of his new film Southpaw, which opened over the weekend, and during an interview with Howard Stern on his radio program, Jake confessed that he was really super bummed that his parents wouldn’t let him star in the 1992 Disney movie The Mighty Ducks. Jake was up for the role of the lead kid, which eventually went to Joshua Jackson, but his parents wouldn’t let him take the role becuase they wanted him to focus on school instead (he was 10 years old and going into middle school). Jake told Howard that his parents refusal left him in tears … which had to have been the saddest sight in the world. More »
"I felt ashamed. I was embarrassed to be me."
There are many reasons people blame the media for some of the biggest problems impacting the world, but I think the main reason is that the media—all media, really—wields power. Something as simple as an image on the cover of a magazine can speak volumes and can send a strong message about how we should all be feeling. In this way, the media controls a huge aspect of our society’s moral compass. So, putting 35 women on the cover of a magazine—women who were all questioned and called liars at one point—sitting them down in chairs facing the world, and leaving a single empty chair sends a powerful message about the face of rape culture, and gives agencies to those most effected (and to those who still haven’t spoken out, or those victims who are surely still to come). Click inside for a better look at New York Magazine‘s latest cover.
"There are so many hits on this album"
The members of Prince‘s new band, 3rd Eye Girl, gave a new interview to 6 Music this week to announce the forthcoming release of a new album of music. Described as a “super funky” album for “super hardcore” fans, musicians Donna Grantis, Ida Nielsen and Hannah Ford Welton promise that the album will be out “soon”. At the start of this month, Prince and 3rd Eye Girl released a single titled HardRockLover … today, we learn that that song is the official first song from this as-yet untitled album. It is unknown if the other recent new songs, like Baltimore (see the just-released music video HERE), The X’s Face and What If?, will be included on this new album but considering how prolific a songwriter Prince is, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if this new album features none of the newish songs he’s already released this year. Click below to read excerpts from this exciting new interview and learn all the known deets about Prince‘s forthcoming 38th studio album. More »
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Sons of Monarchy
Back in April, we got to see Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam in costume on the set of his upcoming film Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur. Today we get to see Charlie on the cover of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine, as a more modern day-looking King Arthur. Well, kinda … actually, it’s a great photo of Charlie holding the Excaliber sword and, well, I guess that’s King Arthur enough for this magazine cover photo. Click below to see the photo in full and read excerpts from his cover story feature in EW mag this week. More »