Madonna has released two short videos that were filmed during rehearsals for her upcoming Rebel Heart Tour and as you can see above and below, she and her troupe of dancers are working very hard to put together what looks to be an amazing show. In these videos, we see dance steps being choreographed, traditional dance steps being blocked out and religious iconography at almost every tour … which looks very much like the vibe that Madonna has expressed in her most recent world tours. Click the embed above to watch Rebel Heart Tour – Teaser #1 and then click below to watch Rebel Heart Tour – Teaser #2. More »
Yesterday was a really fun day for me at Disneyland. I mean, every day at Disney is fun but yesterday was especially fun. My friends in the social club Mickey’s Empire hosted a Tourist Day theme for the park yesterday and anyone who wanted to participate was invited to dress up as tourists for the day. Now, I don’t really like to play dress up so this kind of thing isn’t usually something I’d be into … but my friend Elena convinced me that dressing up would be fun and she was absolutely right. More »
Earlier today we learned the sad news that Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, passed away at the age of 22 as a result of the drowning incident that rendered her comatose back in January. In the wake of the tragic news of her passing, the late Whitney Houston‘s official Facebook page has paid tribute to Bobbi Kristina‘s memory with a sweet photo of Whitney and Bobbi as a child. Additionally, we learn that BK‘s pseudo brother-turned-fiancée Nick Gordon is “devastated” by the news of her death and that an autopsy has been ordered to formally determine her cause of death. Due to the possible criminal investigation that was opened earlier this year into BK‘s accident, the case has now been deemed a homicide investigation. Bobbi Kirstina may be finally at rest but the investigation into her death (and the inevitable drama it will inspire) is just getting started. More »
It would appear that the “bad blood” between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry remains resolved in the wake of an apparent dig on Taylor‘s part at Katy over the weekend. As you may know, Taylor and Katy have reportedly been “feuding” for some time now stemming from drama that resulted from Taylor‘s previous relationship with John Mayer, who ended up dating Katy afterward. Most recently, Katy interjected herself in the Twitter feud that erupted between Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj by taking a swipe at Taylor and siding with Nicki. Over the weekend, an image of a shark “curiously” appeared on stage during Taylor‘s performance of Bad Blood during her concert performance in Foxborough, MA which many perceive as a reference to the Left Shark that famously stole the show during Katy‘s Super Bowl Halftime Show performance back in February. If so, it would seem that the catty back and forth fighting between these two adult women is still in full effect. More »
Bugs Bunny, the cartoon rabbit who is the star of Warner Bros.‘s Loony Tunes cartoon series, turns 75 years old today. The beloved animated bunny made his debut on July 27, 1940 with the release of a cartoon titled A Wild Hare … and the world has never been the same since. His catchphrase, What’s Up, Doc?, has become a staple of pop culture and his impact on the world is absolutely immeasurable. And today, I have a confession. Considering how open I am about my love for all things Disney, it may come as a bit of a surprise to learn that it is Bugs Bunny — not Mickey Mouse — who is my all-time favorite cartoon character. As a child, I spent countless hours falling in love with Bugs Bunny and his animated friends from watching countless re-runs of the Loony Tunes cartoons on TV (Mickey Mouse and the Disney characters were occasional movie loves of mine, Bugs Bunny was an almost daily television love affair). It is remarkable but not at all surprising that Bugs Bunny would not only endure 75 years of “existence” but that he would thrive as one of the most important creations in modern history. More »
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Jake Gyllenhaal has been making the promo rounds lately in support of his new film Southpaw, which opened over the weekend, and during an interview with Howard Stern on his radio program, Jake confessed that he was really super bummed that his parents wouldn’t let him star in the 1992 Disney movie The Mighty Ducks. Jake was up for the role of the lead kid, which eventually went to Joshua Jackson, but his parents wouldn’t let him take the role becuase they wanted him to focus on school instead (he was 10 years old and going into middle school). Jake told Howard that his parents refusal left him in tears … which had to have been the saddest sight in the world. More »
Last night I was traveling back to New York from Boston and missed the premiere of I Am Cait, but I’m looking forward to watching soon. During Caitlyn Jenner‘s Diane Sawyer interview she talked a bit about how important Kanye West was in terms of her getting support from the people in her family, especially Kim. As a Kanye fan it makes me really happy to see him publicly supporting her transition and encouraging her boldness—clearly, he identifies with her attitude, which he describes as “Fuck everybody—this is who I am.” Check out the video clip from last night’s premiere for more.
There are many reasons people blame the media for some of the biggest problems impacting the world, but I think the main reason is that the media—all media, really—wields power. Something as simple as an image on the cover of a magazine can speak volumes and can send a strong message about how we should all be feeling. In this way, the media controls a huge aspect of our society’s moral compass. So, putting 35 women on the cover of a magazine—women who were all questioned and called liars at one point—sitting them down in chairs facing the world, and leaving a single empty chair sends a powerful message about the face of rape culture, and gives agencies to those most effected (and to those who still haven’t spoken out, or those victims who are surely still to come). Click inside for a better look at New York Magazine‘s latest cover.
For most of us following Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s story over the last few months, today’s news—though tragic and unwelcome—doesn’t come as a complete shock. The 22 year-old daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston has passed away after nearly six months of being in a coma. Bobbi‘s death is incredibly unfortunate, even more so because the circumstances of her passing are not completely clear. Whatever the case turns out to be, 22 is entirely too young an age for anyone to lose their life. Click inside for more.