"Don't worry though"
Yesterday we learned of a horribly tragic report that made the bold claim that the members of the British boyband One Direction are planning to “separate” in order to take on individual solo projects after they release their next album next year. At the time of the reporting, the PR team for 1D offered suspicious “no comments” in response to the break-up claim. Today we are hearing from 2 members of One Direction who insist that the group is NOT breaking up for good and clarify that the group is merely “taking a break” from boybanding … which, I’m sure may agree, sounds an awful lot like a prelude to a break-up. BUT, a promise is a promise and Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson SWEAR that we shouldn’t “worry” because One Direction isn’t “going anywhere”. More »
Last week, we got to hear a tiny portion of Ryan Adams‘s cover of Taylor Swift‘s song Shake It Off, as featured Adams‘s version of Swift‘s album 1989 — which he has been recording for a few weeks now. Today we get the “update people have been asking for” regarding the progress of Ryan‘s version of 1989 … and it’s a good one. Ryan tells us that the album will be fully completed this week and he suggests (without coming right out and saying so) that the album may be released “very soon”. As you can read below, Ryan says there is only one step left for the album to be completely finished and … ready for release? HMMMMM. Read on. More »
"I was not planning on announcing this, but ..."
Last night my friend Austin and I went to the Staples Center to see Kelly Clarkson live in concert as her Piece By Piece Tour rolled into town. We were present when Kelly announced, mid-song, that she is pregnant with her second child! Kelly began her performance of her new album title track Piece By Piece and she started crying and had to stop the song … she started laughing and apologized to the audience, telling them that she was OK … and then she blurted out the news that she is pregnant for the second time. The audience erupted in cheers, Kelly laughed and cried some more … then she apologized to her husband Brandon Blackstock from the stage because she told us she wasn’t supposed to announce her pregnancy in this way. Everyone was so happy at hearing the news that I don’t think anyone blamed her one bit for the happy slip up. Click below to watch video of Kelly making her impromptu pregnancy announcement last night. More »
CAN THIS ALBUM COME OUT ALREADY?!
Thus far, in the recording process of his version of Taylor Swift‘s 1989 album, Ryan Adams has given us previews of his renditions of Out of the Woods, Bad Blood, Style and Blank Space. Today, because he just LOVES to tease us, Ryan shares a clip of his rendition of Taylor‘s song Shake It Off, just about one year after she released the song herself. Altho we know that Ryan has recorded and produces a rough mix of his version of 1989, we still don’t know when (or if) we will ever get to hear the finished product. This clip of Shake It Off only makes my desire for the album’s release even stronger. Have a listen below. More »
After we learned earlier this month that Ryan Adams is recording his own version of Taylor Swift‘s album 1989, he shared with the world clips of his renditions of her songs Out Of The Woods and Bad Blood. Today we get to hear clips from his covers of the songs Style and Blank Space from his 1989 recording sessions. We also learn today that his recording of 1989 has a “rough mix” now, which means that once mastered … the album SHOULD be ready for release … I hope. At this point, we still don’t know what will come of Ryan‘s recordings of Taylor‘s songs but OMG, he better release them all in full. For now, let’s enjoy the clips below of Ryan Adams‘s version of Taylor Swift‘s songs Style and Blank Space. More »
"calm your knickers before them dentures fall out"
A few weeks ago, Taylor Swift got into a short Twitter feud with Nicki Minaj after she took mistaken umbrage to a few tweets that Nicki posted about how unsatisfied she was over the MTV Video Music Awards nominations. Today, Taylor‘s boyfriend Calvin Harris got into a Twitter feud of his own with ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik … over Taylor Swift‘s honor. Zayn retweeted and commented positively on a tweet that questioned Taylor‘s motives when she stood up to Apple Music and won. Calvin didn’t like what Zayn had to say and he tweeted in response … and, of course, Zayn responded to his response. It was a back and forth of he tweeted / he tweeted, which you can see for yourselves below. More »
Meet the Receptionist
Back in June we learned that actor Chris Hemsworth has been cast in the role of the receptionist in the forthcoming female reboot of Ghostbusters and today we get to see Chris in action, in costume, on set. As you may recall, we’ve previously seen the main cast of Ghostbusters in costume but at last, we get to see Hemsworth all gussied up for his role in the movie. As you can see below, Chris is wearing a Ghostbusters uniform but my guess is that it’s not an outfit that he will wear for very long in the movie (he is, after all, just the receptionist). Click below to see this first photo of Chris Hemsworth in Ghostbusters looking all ghostbustery. More »
"Don't you dare let their laughter extinguish your ambition"
As you all know by now, there have been many times when J.K. Rowling has taken to Twitter, and won the whole damn thing. My personal favorite “J.K. Rowling wins Twitter” story is the one where someone thought they could come at Serena Williams on her timeline, and she destroyed them in 140 characters or less: .@diegtristan8 “she is built like a man”. Yeah, my husband looks just like this in a dress. You’re an idiot. It felt good to read that burn, and it feels good reading her advice to aspiring writers. Yesterday, a young woman in Egypt opened up about gender bias in Egypt and the author shared some words of wisdom. Click inside for more!
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"I am going to step away from the game at this time"
Michael Sam made sports history back in February of 2014 when he came out publicly as a gay man right before he was to be drafted to play professional football in the NFL here in the US … and a lot has happened since that time. In June of 2014, he signed a 4-year contract to play football for the St. Louis Rams … 2 months later, he was released from his contract and was cut from the team. In September of 2014, he was signed to play football for the Dallas Cowboys … 1 month later, he was cut from that team as well. In spite of all of this, Sam got engaged to his longtime boyfriend Vito Cammisano in January of this year and joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars in March (he lost). In May it was announced that Michael Sam signed to play professional football in Canada and then in June, he ended his engagement/relationship with Vito. Today we learn from Sam himself that he has decided to quit playing football altogether due to mental health concerns. Without question, he has been through a lot in the past year and it looks like it has all caught up with him. More »
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The first sighting of Black Panther ever in a Marvel movie
Back in October of last year, we got our first look at what the Marvel Comics superhero character Black Panther will look like when he makes his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when the first concept promo image of the character was released during the unveiling event of the next batch of Marvel Studios movies. Today we get our first look at Black Panther as he will actually appear in his first Marvel Studios movies, thanks to set photos snapped of actor Chadwick Boseman in costume as Black Panther / T’Challa on the set of Captain America: Civil War (currently filming in Berlin, Germany). Click below to get your first look at Black Panther in action in his first MCU movie and learn some deets about the stunt scene Boseman filmed for the cameras. More »