"The Daily Mail has printed a completely fabricated story"
George Clooney is the subject of many tabloid stories, particularly many stories published by the British tabloid The Daily Mail. Since his relationship with fiancée Amal Alamuddin (a British citizen) came to light, The Daily Mail has been publishing stories about the couple (many of them outlandish) on an almost daily basis. Yesterday, they went too far when they published a story that made the claim that Alamuddin‘s mother was against her engagement to Clooney on “religious reasons”. Never one to respond to tabloid stories, Clooney was compelled to write an open letter to The Daily Mail to slam the story and make his argument public that fabricated stories like this can be harmful, dangerous and are irresponsible. Click below to read Clooney‘s full response to this Daily Mail story and then find out how the tabloid responded to Clooney‘s letter. More »
"i regret trusting the guardian"
Last week we learned of an interview published in The Guardian newspaper that suggested that singer Lana Del Rey wished she was dead. As goth and emotive as Lana Del Rey‘s persona is, I really thought that her admission that she she wished she was dead was entirely silly. It turns out that LDR thinks it’s silly, too, because in a series of Tweets that she just posted online, it would appear that her death comments were taken out of context and manipulated into a sensational story. Click below to read what LDR has to say about her chat with The Guardian. More »
The new mom gets back to work
Kerry Washington, who FINALLY gave birth to a baby girl back in April, decided to make her first post-baby public appearance in a video interview with The LA Times. Kerry sat down in person with The LA Times to answer a TON of questions submitted by fans while the chat was broadcast online via Google+ chat. Let me tell you, Kerry talks ALL THINGS Scandal (including Olivia‘s crazy parents, all that face licking between Huck and Quinn, being on Team Mellie and more) in this super fun 37-minute long interview. Click below to get your first look at new mom Kerry Washington and her her talk about all of our fave Scandal moments. More »
The Final Word
OK, I realize that EVERYONE is so over hearing about Kanye West‘s wedding to his babymama but the New York Post published the most perfect wedding announcement for the couple that could ever exist and I am compelled to share it with all y’all. With just a few sentences, the editors at the New York Post tell you all you really need to know about Kanye‘s wedding to what’s her name. This is the definitive last word on this wedding for all time … trust me, it’s worth checking out below. More »
"If I could dance like Rihanna, Jesus Christ ..."
Tori Amos has been giving a LOT of really great interviews in the past few days leading up to the release of her new album Unrepentant Geraldines next month, including a really charming interview with The Age HERE and a really insightful interview with The Guardian HERE. In her chat with The Guardian, Tori is asked to comment about the contemporary pop stars of today and instead of making a dig about any of them, she actually heaps a bit of praise on three of them specifically — Kylie Minogue, Rihanna and Beyoncé. Did you know that Tori is actually a bit envious of Bey‘s ability to twerk? True story. Read on to see what she has to say about today’s pop stars. More »
"Why Actors Act Out"
James Franco, an actor who is well known for his own odd/artistic behavior, has published an opinion editorial piece in today’s issue of The New York Times where he comments publicly on the recent “erratic behavior” by fellow actor Shia LaBeouf. Shia, as you may know, orchestrated a performance art piece here in LA last week called #IAMSORRY where he sat in silence in a gallery for hours on end and let members of the public sit across from him and interact with him. Franco has staged many of his own art performances around the world so, apparently, he is an expert in the field of actors-turned-artists who may possibly be suffering mental breakdowns. Click below to read Franco‘s piece on Shia to get his take on what he believes is going on with the young actor. More »
“We got it, we considered it, we ultimately decided not to use it”
A week ago tomorrow, Dylan Farrow published an open letter in the New York Times where she described in some detail the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her father Woody Allen. Today we learn that the LA Times newspaper was offered the letter first for publication but they decided NOT to publish the letter in their paper. No real explanation has been given as to why Farrow‘s letter was rejected but considering the firestorm of attention it generated, it seems like a bad move on their part to choose not to publish the letter. Additionally we learn today that the New York Times is considering publishing an open letter response to Farrow‘s letter written by Woody Allen himself. The NYT says it has been approached by Allen and they are seriously considering publishing his letter. More »
"I just wanted to say thank you for the time you've given me"
Kiwi singer Lorde enjoyed a very successful night at the Grammy Awards on Sunday when she walked away with a couple of awards and she wants her fans in New Zealand that she appreciates all the love and support they have given her on her rise to the top of the music heap. Lorde took out a full page ad in the New Zealand Herald so that she could share a hand-written letter to the people of New Zealand … which I think speaks volumes about the young singer’s maturity and mindfulness. Click below to see Lorde‘s letter to the people of New Zealand and find out just how much she loves the people back home. More »
"I would rather have everything I do be 100 percent honest."
Miley Cyrus, who officially released the semi-racy music video for her new single Adore You earlier today (after it leaked online yesterday), is featured in The New York Times today wherein she talks about the events of her hugely successful year. To be honest, before I read the interview, I assumed it would be a pointless read … but it turns out, I was wrong. While the questions asked of her aren’t all that revolutionary, I must admit that I am impressed with the candidness of her answers. I’m also impressed with the fairly intelligent way she comes across. I dunno, I ended up liking the interview … not hating it like I thought I would. Click below to read excerpts from Miley‘s NYT interview and see what you think. More »