Back in April, we got to see Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam in costume on the set of his upcoming film Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur. Today we get to see Charlie on the cover of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine, as a more modern day-looking King Arthur. Well, kinda … actually, it’s a great photo of Charlie holding the Excaliber sword and, well, I guess that’s King Arthur enough for this magazine cover photo. Click below to see the photo in full and read excerpts from his cover story feature in EW mag this week. More »
Last weekend we got to see the first poster artwork for the forthcoming second season of Empire on Fox. Today we get to feast our eyes on the first teaser trailer for Empire season 2. Altho the video is short, it does show us quite a bit about where things are headed in the coming season. Lucious Lyon is still behind bars, Cookie Lyon is still the HBIC and the show’s musical formula appears to be fully intact. Empire season 2 will premiere on Fox on September 23 so we will be back in the Lyon‘s den very, very soon … who’s excited?
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Yesterday afternoon, I was invited to attend an early screening of the debut episode of Caitlyn Jenner‘s new docuseries on E!, which I was very excited to attend. I have been looking forward to watching I Am Cait ever since it was first announced back in the spring. Because I am wholly unfamiliar with the other reality TV series that Bruce Jenner used to appear on, I wasn’t sure what to expect from her new series produced by the same team as that other reality TV show. For the most part, I really enjoyed the premiere episode. The first episode makes it clear that Caitlyn‘s intention for the series is to help others as she shares her personal story with the world. There are funny parts, highly emotional parts and also very serious parts in just the first episode. There is a lot to digest in the pilot episode of I Am Cait which, I think, signals what we might expect from the rest of the 8-part series. More »
Sigh. As you may know, MTV revealed yesterday the nominees for their annual Video Music Awards, which will be handed out live on MTV on August 30. Not long after the noms were announced, Nicki Minaj took to her official Twitter profile to voice her disdain for her lack of VMAs nominations. Altho Nicki snagged 3 VMAs nominations (including 2 for her Anaconda music video), she lamented publicly the fact that she didn’t receive more nominations and, in the process, blamed her lack of nominations on the fact that she is not “a different ‘kind’ of artist” … which many took as a reference to the fact that she is Black, not Caucasian. In another tweet, Nicki made reference to the fact that another music video, which “celebrates women with very slim bodies”, nabbed more nominations which obviously upset her. I, personally, felt that she was referring to Taylor Swift but Nicki never once calls her out by name and, honestly, could’ve been referring to any other female artist that wasn’t her (like, for example, Beyoncé‘s 7/11 music video which is a video that “celebrates women with very slim bodies”). Taylor, too, felt that Nicki was talking about her and she retorted with a tweet of her own that accused Nicki of “pitting women against each other” … and the mess just took off from there. And thus, the great Twitter Beef between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift was born. Click below to read the tweets, see where things stand between the two singers and see how much fun Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran had with Taylor and Nicki‘s Twitter feud. More »
Altho I had pinned my hopes on another song becoming the unofficial song of summer 2015, I have to admit that Demi Lovato‘s luscious pop track Cool For The Summer has quickly become the only pop song that I am in lust with this summer. Ever since I first heard the track a few weeks ago, it has been on constant replay on my computer … on my phone … in my car. Demi has a great track record of releasing really fun pop songs (her single Give Your Heart a Break is fave in my ever-growing running playlist) but she’s really hit it out of the park with Cool For The Summer. Today we get to check out a high energy, dancey remix of Cool For The Summer by Dave Audé — which you can hear in full above — which is featured on the forthcoming Cool For The Summer Remix EP due out on August 7. This is a remix of the song that you are likely to hear bangin’ in the club when you hit the dancefloor this summer. Additionally, Demi will be releasing the music video for Cool For The Summer this week, which you can preview below. More »
For the past few months, newish late night talk show host James Corden has been trying out different bits on The Late Late Show on CBS to varying degrees of success but last night, I contend that he has outdone himself entirely … and has finally won a piece of my heart. Corden hosted Paula Abdul as one of his guests last night and the two of them recreated and performed live the animated music video for her hit 1989 single Opposites Attract. The video, as I HOPE you know, features Paula Abdul dancing with an animated rapping cat named MC Skat Kat. For their live recreation, James dressed as MC Skat Kat as Paula performed as Paula and … OMG … I just love this whole performance entirely! I fear that many of the youngsters out there may not be as familiar as they should with Paula Abdul‘s music and music videos, so it’s possible some of the younger folks out there may not understand how truly epic this tribute to Opposites Attract truly is. For the rest of us who know and love Paula‘s song and music video, I know this live performance of the song will be real treat for you. Check out Paula and James‘s tribute to Opposites Attract above and then click below to compare with the original music video released back in 1989. More »
Jaden Smith, son of Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, is featured in a new video produced by MSFTSrep where he is allowed to pontificate on pretty much any errant thought that passes through his brain as the camera rolls. The clip starts out with Jaden answering the question, What is a MSFT (misfit) and he goes off from there. Honestly, the subjects he touches on in this video are much more lucid than many of his previous ramblings but even still, I’m not entirely sure what he is talking about at any given time. If you would like to hear Jaden Smith speak Jaden Smith things in his own words then this video is for you. Have a look … and become enlightened.
It’s hard to believe but Prince George, the eldest child of Prince William and Kate Middleton — the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will turn 2 years old tomorrow (or today, if it’s already today in the UK … which I’m never sure about because Europe is always so far in the future to us here on the West Coast). His little sister, Princess Charlotte, has been getting all the attention lately — what with her being born and all — but now that the spotlight is off her for a minute, we can focus on the 2 year old prince. It seems like only yesterday that we heard that Wills and Kate were pregs with their first child and now, here we are, 2 years later and 2 babies. To celebrate George‘s birthday, the royal family has released an official new photo of the prince which was shot by famed photographer Mario Testino because, hello, this is how the royals do. Check out Prince George‘s super cute birthday photo below. More »