‘East Side Story’

Last night I met up with my BFF Adriana for a night of culture and merriment. Our friend Willia performed in a dance recital last night so we decided to make an evening out of it. Aide and I met for dinner at Knuckle & Claw in Silverlake for lobster rolls (that were out of this world amazing, OMG) before we made our way over to The Sweat Spot for Willia’s dance recital. I was expected to be entertained by Willia’s performance but I was not expecting to be blown away by the other superfun performances that we got to enjoy last night. More »

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Les News, 082815

  • • Ways to eat cake for breakfast [Buzzfeed]
  • • The History of MTV VMAs Couples [PopSugar]
  • • Meet Lucy Liu‘s new baby [LaineyGossip]
  • • Go behind the scenes of Tom Daly‘s 2016 calendar shoot [Socialite Life]
  • 1D takes Central Park [Idolator]
  • Caitlyn Jenner sued for her spring car accident [GossipCop]
  • • The Democratic National Committee officially endorses the US Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage [Towleroad]
  • Morrissey for President [Queerty]
  • • The most shocking MTV VMAs moments ever [Ranker]
  • Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence are writing a movie together [Newser]
  • Miley Cyrus is not a Nicki Minaj fan [Global Grind]
  • Quvenzhane Wallis is 12, Armie Hammer is 29, Leann Rimes is 33, Max Collins of Eve 6 is 37, J. August Richards (Angel, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) is 42, Jason Priestley is 46, Shania Twain is 50 and Jennifer Coolidge is 54 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
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Watch: Kelly Clarkson Covers ‘Jolene’ By Dolly Parton In Albuquerque, NM

Kelly Does Dolly

Kelly Clarkson performed a concert in Albuquerque, NM last night and by request performed a cover of the 1973 Dolly Parton classic Jolene, which you can watch in full above. Jolene is the Dolly Parton song that everybody covers so it’s not a big surprise that it was a fan request that Kelly decided to honor. But, just because the song is covered by pretty much everyone doesn’t mean that all of the covers are equal. As is usually the case when she decides to put her own spin on a song, Kelly‘s version of Jolene is exceptional. The song is so sad and poignant and Kelly is able channel those feelings beautifully. Kelly Clarkson‘s tour continues to roll across America, blessing us with these wonderful cover songs. I can’t wait to hear what she has for us next.

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Watch: Here Is A Clip Of Footage From The Series Finale Of ‘Hannibal’

Two weeks ago we got to see promo image stills from the forthcoming series finale episode of Hannibal on NBC and today, we get to see a clip from the episode. Titled The Wrath of the Lamb, the series finale episode will air on Saturday night on NBC, bringing to a close the world of Hannibal on network television. While there is still hope that this incarnation of Hannibal (including its creators and actors) may live on as a film or films, the sad reality is that the series is coming to a final close this weekend. Before we say goodbye to this amazing show, click below to watch a clip of footage from the episode where Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) says his goodbyes to Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) … one last time. More »

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First Listen: Justin Bieber Returns With The Release Of His New Single ‘What Do You Mean?’

Return of The Biebs

For the past year or so, Justin Bieber has been mostly out of the music spotlight due to various acts of questionable behavior that led to multiple arrests, criminal charges and public apologies. Now that the dust has settled a bit, JB has decided that time is right to make his return to the music world with the release of a new song titled What Do You Mean? For the past month, Bieber has enlisted the aid of his very famous friends to countdown to the release of this new song today and at last, it’s here. Click the embed above to watch the lyric video for What Do You Mean? and get your first listen of Justin‘s new music. Enough time has passed that his bad boy behavior is mostly forgotten and totally forgiven so now his focus can be on music again. As for this new single, what do you think? Does this mid-tempo, pseudo-electro pop track have the potential to be a hit? Do you like it? Are y’all happy for the return of Justin Bieber?

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Watch: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Debuts New Movie Footage On Instagram

Yesterday we got our first look at some of the awesome toys that will be released for sale in conjunction with the forthcoming release of the anticipated Star Wars sequel film The Force Awakens in December. Today we get to see a short clip of new footage from the film which was debuted on the official Star Wars Instagram profile earlier today. Instagram now allows photos and videos to be shared both vertically and horizontally (rather than just merely squarely) and they used this new footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens to announce this new functionality. The clip embedded below features mostly scenes from the movie that we’ve seen before but there are a couple of new scenes so … what are you waiting for? Have a look. More »

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Here Is Cover Art For Demi Lovato’s New Album ‘Confident’

Earlier this week, we got our first listen of Demi Lovato‘s new song Confident, which is the follow-up to her summer smash hit single Cool For the Summer and, we now know, is the title track of her new album. Demi confirmed that the title of her new album is, indeed, Confident with the release of the cover artwork for the release on her official Twitter profile. As you can see below, Demi‘s album cover is pretty damn sexy, if I do say so myself. I am in love with both singles Cool For the Summer and Confident and, as such, am extremely excited for the release of Demi‘s new album. Check out the artwork below and get excited with me. More »

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First Look: Showtime Releases A First Trailer For ‘Homeland’ Season 5

"I was CIA, I'm a private citizen now"

Last month, we got to see the first teaser video for the forthcoming 5th season of Homeland on Showtime which gave us a tiny taste of the changes coming to the storyline. Today we get to see the first, full-length trailer for Homeland season 5 and as you can see above, it gives us a very good understanding of what we can expect from the forthcoming season. The new season picks up 2 years after the end of season 4 and it will focus initially on ex-CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) working as a private citizen in Berlin, Germany. As you can see above, Carrie‘s past catches up with her and forces her into an incredibly complicated situation that will force her back into the life she thought she left behind. I like this trailer. I wasn’t sure how I felt about the course of the new season based on the teaser we saw last month but I am impressed by how things are clarified in this new trailer. Homeland season 5 premieres on Showtime on October 7. I am so in, are you?

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Here Is The Cover Of Morrissey’s New Novel ‘List Of The Lost’

Earlier this week we learned that singer/songwriter Morrissey announced that he will be publishing his debut novel next month and today we get our first look at the cover art for the book. Penguin Publishing has confirmed that Morrissey‘s book, List of the Lost, will be released on September 24 in the UK … with release dates in the rest of the world to follow. Click below to get your first look at the cover photo for Morrissey‘s novel and read the short book description written by Morrissey himself. More »

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Jenny Lewis Ends Her ‘Voyager’ Tour In Santa Ana, CA

Last night my friend Austin and I took a road trip down to Santa Ana, CA to see Jenny Lewis in concert at The Observatory (which has to be my fave concert venue in Orange County). Jenny chose The Observatory as the venue where she ended her Voyager Tour, so the night was a special one for everyone in attendance. I’ve seen Jenny in concert a few times over the past year, both as an opening act for Ryan Adams and during the first leg of The Voyager Tour earlier this year. Getting to see her, one more time, before she goes off to record a new record was a lot of fun, particularly because I got to share the experience with a friend who appreciates music and concerts as much as I do. More »

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