President Barack Obama paid an unannounced visit to the tech/discussion/meme/everything site Reddit yesterday to do an AMA session with, well, everyone on Reddit. An AMA or Ask Me Anything session is where a person first verifies who they are (by posting a photo) and then answers the various and usually wide-ranging questions asked of them. Obama answered a lot of very interesting questions and, very smartly, avoided the sillier questions. His AMA was so popular that he crashed the website due to heavy Internet traffic. Click below to read a report of Obama‘s AMA session on Reddit, see some of the questions and answers and see what he thought about the whole experience. More »
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Liz Olsen changed my life back in 2011 when she starred in Sean Durkin‘s award-winning film about a young girl who escapes from a cult, Martha Marcy May Marlene. Ever since then I’ve had my eye on the younger Olsen sister who’s got a slew of new films in the works. Liberal Arts (with Josh Radnor) hits theatres next month and she’s also working on Very Good Girls with Demi Moore and Dakota Fanning. I luuurve me some Elizabeth and I was so pumped to see her in this shoot for Bullett Magazine. The look is very pink, and very high fashion princess-y so I’m definitely feeling it. Peep the gallery for more and check out the full interview at Bullett!
Remember back in February when it was reported that Adele was wearing an engagement ring? Well, according to new reports out today, Adele is now wearing a wedding band to go along with her engagement ring. You may recall that Adele announced in June that she and boyfriend/fiancée/possible husband Simon Konecki are expecting the birth of their first child together and, at last, she has been spotted in public sporting her growing baby bump. But along with this bump sighting comes reports that Adele and Simon secretly got married! None of this is confirmed — at all — but the speculation is running rampant. Is it possible that Adele is secretly a Mrs. already? UPDATE: Adele has responded to this “secret wedding” report, click below to hear what she has to say on the matter. More »
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Australian pop duo The Veronicas have returned to the music scene, five years after the debut of their sophomore album Hook Me Up. Now I’ll admit, I’m getting all of this info from DirectLyrics, the site that just debuted their newest video for Lolita. I know very little about the group, but I remember the name quite well (and the insanity that was Untouched, and I’m exploring a newfound lurve for electro-pop and (yes) dubstep. Plus, after I watched the video I knew it was time to get better acquainted with these twin sisters; the visuals for Lolita are intense and I was not expecting aliens, but there they were! Lolita is off The Veronicas‘s forthcoming album Life In Mars… okay, yeah. The aliens make sense now :)
Any Veronicas fans in the building? I know PITNBR Casey was excited about this single a while back. And what do y’all think of Lolita, the literary character, going pop? Lana Del Rey has a Lolita track as well… what would Nabokov think?
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part Two is creeping on a come-up and still no official word on the exact status of Robsten. Not cool! At least, for the studios it’s not cool. Executives of the Twilight franchise are at a bit of a loss as to how they might handle the upcoming premieres, and they’re hoping– against hope– that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will reunite before November for the sake of the movie’s success. And for the fans. That totally makes sense, right? Roll your eyes and shake your head over more details about the studio’s plight during this difficult time, inside.
A little while back we learned that Selena Gomez was about to go indie in a big way, having just wrapped Spring Breakers right before getting a role in the new coming-of-age drama Parental Guidance Suggested. Today we get our first peek at Spring Breakers. Directed by the incomparable Harmony Korine (who wrote Kids… yes, that Kids), the movie follows a group of small-town girls– played by Gomez, Ashley Benson, Vanessa Hudgens (Disney is in the hooouse), and Rachel Korine– who all end up in jail after robbing a restaurant to fund their spring break trip. But no worries! They, apparently, get busted out by a drug-dealing James Franco. And this is why the gods invented indie movies. Enjoy the clip!
The film makes its debut at The Venice Film Festival, which is popping off as we speak.
OMG. Sidenote: peep this gallery to see what James Franco‘s character looks like. Okay, I’ll just warn you in advance– he looks like K-Fed if K-Fed had a baby with K-Fed and that baby grew up to be a drug dealer. So yeah, he looks like K-Fed. Enjoy.
The celebrity stork has been putting in some serious overtime! We just got our first look at Snooki‘s baby Lorenzo (who was born on Sunday, August 26) and today we have some exciting news for one of our favorite celeb couples, Giuliana and Bill Rancic. The reality stars of Giuliana And Bill have confirmed the arrival of their long-anticipated baby boy, Edward Duke Rancic. Celebrate the good news and get deets inside!
This summer has been a turbulent time for Paris, Prince, and Blanket (Prince), children of the late Michael Jackson. Between news of Paris‘s first movie and the custody situation (and alleged kidnapping of Katherine Jackson, their guardian) there’s been plenty of drama in the name of Jackson. Considering all of this, it was nice to see the kids out, wearing smiles and celebrating their father’s legacy on his birthday, August 29. The children visited their Dad’s hometown of Gary, Indiana and stopped to sign some photographs outside of the Jackson family home. Peep the gallery to see Paris, Prince, and Blanket getting their John Hancocks on. Since the city of Gary will celebrate Michael Jackson‘s birthday and memory over the next few days, I thought it was a nice gesture that the kids joined in. But some of us have also expressed concern over the children getting into the limelight too quickly. What do you guys think of the autograph signing? Was it a good idea for Paris, Prince, and Blanket to participate, or do the Jackson‘s need to keep the children out of the public eye for a while?
Photo Credit: Splash News
So … remember at the very, very end of the season 3 finale of The Vampire Diaries and we thought Elena had died … but soon learned that she didn’t die, she actually became a vampire (OMG!)? Welp, TV Guide magazine has what they are calling the “first look” at Elena as a vampire in season 4 of TVD but … as you can see below, vampire Elena doesn’t look very different from human Elena. Still, the fact that Elena is now a vampire is VERY exciting stuff for TVD fans like me :D Click below to seen the full-size photo and read all about it. More »
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Kid Rock has teamed up with the NFL and Pepsi to create an anthem for the Detroit Lions and right here, right now we get to hear the song IN FULL. Now, before y’all get too excited … I have to confess … as much as I LOVE Detroit and I LOVE Kid Rock for his constant support of the city we both love … I really don’t love this new song (and I’m not alone). In Detroit attempts to tell the world “how things are done” in Detroit … and for the most part, the song is a great attempt but … well, why don’t you take a listen and see what you think. More »
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