Les News, 081715

  • • A supermodel with Down Syndrome will walk New York Fashion Week [Buzzfeed]
  • Xtina‘s daughter turns 1 [PopSugar]
  • • Will Straight Outta Compton make a showing at the Academy Awards? [LaineyGossip]
  • • Happy Male Model Monday [Socialite Life]
  • Kelly Clarkson covers Lana Del Rey‘s Off To The Races [Idolator]
  • Tracy Morgan will host Saturday Night Live this season [GossipCop]
  • Willow Smith drops a new music video [Towleroad]
  • • Hello there, Daniel [Oh La La]
  • • Rugby player comes out [Queerty]
  • Siri saves a man’s life [Newser]
  • • Old Folks who DGAF [Ranker]
  • Morgan Freeman‘s step granddaughter was murdered :( [Global Grind]
  • Giuliana Rancic is 41, Donnie Wahlberg is 46, Gilby Clarke of Guns N’ Roses is 53, Sean Penn is 55, Belinda Carlisle is 57 and Robert DeNiro is 72 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.

Madonna Celebrated Her 57th Birthday With Family & Friends At A ‘Spanish Gypsy’-Themed Party Last Night

Madonna celebrated her 57th birthday yesterday with a private party attended by her close family and friends which was themed “Spanish Gypsy”. Madge dubbed herself the “Gypsy Queen” and asked that party attendees dress as gypsies for the affair (which means, apparently, a lot of eye liner and striped Brady Bunch pants). As you can see in the gallery presented here, Madonna and her friends shared photos from the soirée on Instagram and it looked like everyone got into the spirit of the party and had fun celebrating Her Madgesty. All of Madonna‘s children were in attendance as were her friends Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Andy Cohen and others. As a gift, she received a Bulldog puppy named Gypsy Rosa Lee so, yes, it would seem that Madonna enjoyed a very Happy Birthday, indeed. Check out the pics to see the fun and let’s send Madonna another round of Birthday Lurve today!

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Watch: Britney Spears Steals The Show At The 2015 Teen Choice Awards

Our dear Britney Spears graced the 2015 Teen Choice Awards last night to collect an award for being a Style Icon and, in the process, she managed to shut the whole production down and leave every other person in attendance in her wake as she slayed the whole entire planet with her hawt fabulousness. Britney has been killing the game lately in Las Vegas after her nice, long summer break away from the show and she clearly is back and better than ever. As you may recall, we learned last month that Britney has taken up yoga and has found the spiritualness of the practice … and it appears that it has had a hugely positive impact on her life. Yoganey is here to save our souls, BLESS HER! Click through the gallery presented here to see but a sample of the gloriousness that Britney brought to the TCAs (she also brought her sons Sean Preston & Jayden James, her brother Bryan Spears and his daughter Lexi to the event). This is the Britney we know and love. ENJOY!!! Click below to watch video of Britney accepting her Candie’s Choice Style Icon Award and see her flawless perfection in motion and try not to weep from ecstatic glee. More »

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Watch: Chvrches Releases A Music Video For ‘Leave A Trace’

"I know / I need / to feel / released"

Last month we learned officially that the electronic/synth band Chvrches is releasing their sophomore album Every Open Eye in September and we’ve, thus far, gotten to hear two songs from the album — Leave A Trace and Never Ending Circles (both EXCELLENT songs, I have to say). Today we get to see the just-released, official music video for the first single from the new album and as you can see in the embed above, Chvrches have revealed a beautifully simple visual representation for Leave A Trace. I’m a big fan of the Chvrches visual aesthetic which compliments their music very well. Their new album Every Open Eye will be released on September 25 and I’ll just be watching and listening to Leave A Trace non-stop on repeat until that glorious day.

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Is The World Ready For Ronda Rousey As Captain Marvel?

I’d been hearing little things here and there about Ronda Rousey, and it felt like she and I were totally on the same page about certain things. But when I read her explanation of her body (a result of the fact that she’s not a do-nothing-bitch), I fell in love immediately. I mean, how can you not love her? This is a person who unapologetically kicks ass (because, seriously, what is there to apologize for?) and who’s bold enough to star in her own biopic. LMAO! Come on! She’s incredible! And she should totally be in all of the superhero movies forever, which is why it’s great that she’s sharing these fan-made images of herself as a Captain Marvel character. Click inside for more!

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Watch: It’s All About Gabourey Sidibe In This ‘Empire’ Teen Choice Awards Performance

We're Here for Gabby

You know, it’s like I really want to be one of the cool kids who doesn’t watch Empire and isn’t foaming at the mouth thinking about Season Two, but I am just not that cool. My body is ready for Empire and you can’t stop me from singing “You’re So Beautiful” to myself, my kids and the cookies I’m going to make later this afternoon. DEAL WITH IT. Jussie Smollett and Yazz the Greatest performed the hit track at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards, but IMO, it was the god Gabby Sidibe (AKA Becky) who stole the show when she popped up on stage. Peep the video for more!

Up down, up down, UP. Down.

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Rihanna Publicly Shames Matt Barnes After He Tells TMZ They Have A Thing Going On

The best thing about this story is that, while waiting for the Matt Barnes TMZ video to load, I was treated to a trailer for the next season of Party Down South. Because Party Down South is still on, and people are watching it (I’m, obviously, better than those people because I only watched Season One and maybe also Season Two). But I digress! I’ve said before that with all of the dating rumors constantly swirling around Rihanna, she is clearly living her life like it’s golden, and like she’s single. That makes me happy. And since we’ve never heard her vehemently deny dating a particular guy, I’m going to assume that all of those past rumors had some truth to them and/or she really can’t stand Memphis Grizzlies NBA baller Matt Barnes. She just ROASTED the bejeezus out of him on Instagram, and it’s pretty hilarious. Click inside for more!

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Turnt Up

So, my Saturday turned out to be quite a doozy … one that has left me reeling a bit today. I somehow managed to keep my Saturday mostly free with the intent of resting up and being lazy by day (in the insanely scorching heat) and then going out to dance in WeHo with friends by night. Instead, I managed to pack quite a bit of fun stuff in my day before I eventually went out last night. I got to spend time with old friends and new friends, enjoyed some art and engaged in my first bit of dancing in ages. It was a fun, if tiring day ;D More »

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Les News, 081615

  • Harry Potter school supplies [Buzzfeed]
  • • Candid moments from Princess Diana‘s wedding to Prince Charles [PopSugar]
  • • Are you following Ice Cube on Instagram? [Socialite Life]
  • Taylor Swift parties with Fifth Harmony and Little Mix [Idolator]
  • Straight Outta Compton wins the box office [GossipCop]
  • • The first openly gay baseball player affiliated with the MLB reveals himself [Towleroad]
  • Opening Ceremony + Calvin Klein collaborate on an underwear line [Oh La La]
  • • Coming out to your kids [Queerty]
  • • Matchy Matchy Tattoos [Ranker]
  • • A Civil Rights legend has died [Newser]
  • Miley Cyrus really likes Drake and toilets [Global Grind]
  • Cam Gigandet is 33, Vanessa Carlton is 35, Steve Carell is 53, Madonna & Angela Bassett are 57, Tim Farriss of INXS is 58, Kathie Lee Gifford is 62 and Julie Newmar is 82 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.

Here Is The First Poster For ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

The D23 Expo is the place to be this weekend to get all of the latest information about Disney‘s upcoming projects, most notably the forthcoming Star Wars sequel film The Force Awakens. The convention is being used to debut new information and promo items from many of Disney‘s properties and is the place where the first poster for The Force Awakens is being released. The main poster artwork for Episode VII hasn’t yet been released but you can see below the first poster, a D23 exclusive for attendees, that has been issued for The Force Awakens. The poster features some good guys, the probably bad guy and one of the Star Wars originals — have a look. More »

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