Behind the Scenes of the 'Hollywood Issue' Photoshoot
Early last week we got our first look at the cover of Vanity Fair magazine’s 20th anniversary edition of their annual Hollywood Issue and as you may recall, the cover features Academy Award-nominated actors like Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and others. Today we get to see a few behind the scenes interviews with some of these actors from the set of the VF photoshoot and as you will see, they all gave really charming answers that make for a collection of really fun interviews. Lupita Nyong’o is featured above and she talks about where she would relocate Hollywood, the gifts she gave her fellow actors from 12 Years a Slave and she reveals her favorite TV shows … which includes Scandal. Watch Lupita‘s interview above then click below to watch interviews by Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jared Leto and Idris Elba. More »
Back in May we learned that Madonna was nowhere near ready to begin work on her next album but, thankfully, almost a year later that has changed. Madonna made an appearance in Toronto, Ontario last night for the opening of her newest Hard Candy Fitness Center and on the red carpet she was asked about her next album. Madonna confirmed that she plans are in the works for a new album and she even talked a bit about who she would like to collaborate with. Keep in mind, Madge was very careful about the details she chose to divulge but the fact that she is talking about a new album at all is very exciting. More »
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"It's always a joy sitting at Dr. Lecter's table"
Thus far we’ve seen two really great full-length trailers for the upcoming second season of Hannibal on NBC (trailer 1 HERE, trailer 2 HERE). Today, we get to see a different kind of video. Hannibal stars Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne and show creator Bryan Fuller all sat down to talk about the events that took place in season 1 as well as what sorts of things to expect in season 2 in a video that is a MUST SEE for any fan of the show. If you call yourself a Fannibal, then this video is for you … literally, you even get name-checked in this vid. Click the embed above to watch and get excited … we are mere days away from the season 2 premiere of Hannibal! Wee!!
"I don’t ever want to depend on makeup to feel beautiful."
The utterly and completely fabulous actress Lupita Nyong’o, who I got to meet earlier this week at The Hollywood Reporter‘s Oscar Nominees Night event in Beverly Hills, is featured in the new issue of Glamour magazine and as you can guess — she looks flawless as usual. In her Glamour interview, Lupita opens up about her beauty secrets, talks about her education at an all boys school and reveals the moment that made her heart stop while filming her Academy Award nominated film 12 Years a Slave. It’s time, once again, to fawn and gush over Ms. Nyong’o … check out her Glamour photos and excerpts from her interview below. More »
“I don’t think urban music is getting more gay-friendly"
T-Pain, who has been very outspoken before about the homophobia that he sees in the music industry, is featured in a new interview where he once again discusses openly the things that he has witnessed in the world of Hip-Hop where gays are concerned. He comes right out and says, point blank, that he knows many Hip-Hop artists who absolutely refuse to work with talented singer Frank Ocean because he is gay. One of the reasons that T-Pain is such a defender of gay rights is because his assistant is gay and he has seen the way other people treat him. I, for one, am so impressed with T-Pain‘s continued support of GLBT issues that I cannot love him for having the fortitude to not only hold true to his beliefs but to openly discuss them … particularly because of the way that he may be treated by homophobes for speaking out. Click the embed above to watch T-Pain‘s interview and tell me you don’t love him so much for speaking his mind and speaking the truth about homophobia in the music world.
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She originally wanted to play Regina George
In honor of the upcoming 10th anniversary of Mean Girls, director Mark Waters gave an interview to Vulture wherein he spilled lots of previously unknown details about the film’s creation. For example, Lindsay Lohan — who plays the main character Cady Herron — originally wanted to play the role of #1 mean girl Regina George (made famous by Rachel McAdams). Rachel wanted to play Cady and Amanda Seyfried also wanted to play Regina. It’s funny to think how the movie might’ve turned out if the casting was all screwy like this. Additionally, L. Lo ran into one of her Mean Girls co-stars in NYC and she shared a photo of the two of them on Instagram. So much Mean Girls awesomeness below :) More »
Academy Award nominated actress Lupita Nyong’o, who is up for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her work in 12 Years a Slave, is featured on the cover and in the pages of New York magazine. As we have seen in the past few months, Lupita has taken the magazine world by storm with the stunning magazine spreads that she has been featured in … and with good reason — Nyong’o is a stunningly beautiful woman. But more than just a pretty face, Lupita delivers such a breathtakingly powerful performance in 12 Years a Slave that it’s not difficult to see why everyone loves her so much. Click through the photo gallery presented here to see Lupita‘s feature in this week’s issue of New York and then click below to read excerpts from her coverstory feature article. More »
"[B]ut we don't stand anywhere near them in terms of music."
50 years after the British Invasion when the Beatles first came to the US and took the WORLD by storm, many folks have been comparing the fame and pop cultural impact of the Beatles with the biggest boyband on Earth right now, One Direction. 1D member Harry Styles gave an interview to Top of the Pops in the UK this weekend and he boldly proclaimed that in terms of fame, his group is “even bigger” than it was for the Beatles. HMMM. Harry goes on to make clear that the music of the Beatles is the more superior but fame-wise, he thinks One Direction have got the Fab Four beat. HMMMM. More »
"I haven't watched an episode of 24, no. But I know how it goes."
Kiefer Sutherland, who is in London right now filming the new season of 24: Live Another Day, paid a visit to The Jonathan Ross Show to promote his new movie Pompei but the conversation invariably turned to his work on 24. The most significant thing to come from the chat, I think, was Kiefer‘s revelation that he has never watched a single episode of his own TV show. 24 is, hands down, one of my fave TV shows of all time … to think that star Kiefer Sutherland has never watched the show is insane to me. I mean, he’s read the scripts … he knows how good the show is … how could he NOT watch his own show?! More »