Amazing Grace

I know that I do more than my fair share of gushing around here. It seems that whenever I go to a show or participate in an activity, I oftentimes have a hard time toning down my excitement when relaying the story the following day. Most times, it’s a matter of exaggeration but sometimes, my excitedness is warranted … like last night, for example, when Grace Jones absolutely changed my life. I have seen many concerts in my day but there are a select few live performances that have made an impactful mark me. Grace Jones‘s live performance at the Hollywood Bowl was one of those shows. Everything about the concert performance was perfect once Grace hit the stage. While she performed, the super blood moon phased through a lunar eclipse for the last time until 2033 — I am not kidding in any way when I say that the night was full of magic and wonder. More »

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Les News, 092815

  • Apple set a new iPhones sales record, selling 14 million phones in its first weekend of release [Buzzfeed]
  • Ben Affleck and his mom [PopSugar]
  • • I’m sorry … Kate Hudson and Nick Jonas?! [LaineyGossip]
  • • Happy Male Model Monday [Socialite Life]
  • Carly Rae Jepsen is going on tour [Idolator]
  • Justin Bieber covers Complex magazine [GossipCop]
  • • Here is a great deleted scene from The Avengers: Age of Ultron [Towleroad]
  • • Aren’t we glad that How To Get Away With Murder is back? [Oh La La]
  • Matt Damon advises gay actors to stay in the closet [Queerty]
  • • The Greatest Moments in Muppets History [Ranker]
  • Who’s the Boss? star Danny Pintauro reveals that he is HIV-positive [Newser]
  • • A model alleges that she was drugged at a Justin Bieber listening party [Global Grind]
  • Hilary Duff is 28, St. Vincent is 33, Young Jeezy is 38, Naomi Watts is 47, Mira Sorvino is 48, Janeane Garofalo is 51 and Brigitte Bardot is 81 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.

Scientists Have Discovered Signs Of Liquid Water On The Surface Of Mars

Over the weekend, NASA revealed that they would be making an announcement regarding a major scientific find on the planet of Mars that got everyone excited about what the announcement might reveal (I immediately jumped to the conclusion that aliens have been found living on Mars, so I was really excited to find out what NASA found). Just a short time ago, scientists revealed to the world that evidence of salty, liquid water has been discovered on the surface of Mars … which opens up a host of possibilities regarding the planet — including the possibility that life might have (or still does) exist on Mars! More »

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After 26 Years, Waylon Smithers Will Come Out As Gay On ‘The Simpsons’

For 26 years, the writers of The Simpsons have had a bit of fun hinting at the sexuality of one of the show’s beloved animated characters and today we learn that said character will finally come out and admit his homosexuality on the show. Waylon Smithers, one of the original characters on The Simpsons, has long served as the dutiful assistant/right hand man of the delightfully evil businessman Montgomery Burns and those of you who have watched the show should be well aware of Smithers‘s not-so-secret crush on his boss. In an upcoming episode of the new season of The Simpsons, Smithers will finally come out as gay over 2 episodes. Read on for all the deets. More »

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Watch: This New Trailer For ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 6 Is Seriously Intense

"You don't have a choice"

We are just about 2 weeks away from the season 6 premiere of The Walking Dead and as you can see above, AMC has given us a new teaser trailer for the new season. Things are gonna get worse as we pick up the action from where it was left off in the season 5 finale episode last spring. I mean, things are always intense on The Walking Dead so none of this should come as any surprise. The new season will feature new characters, new settings (in and around Alexandria) and of course lotso zombies … what more could you ask for? Check out the trailer above and get ready, the 6th season of The Walking Dead will premiere on AMC on Sunday October 11.

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Watch: You Can Now See President Obama Make History On ‘Fixing The System’

The first sitting US President to visit a prison

Last night I didn’t get to it, but HBO premiered the highly anticipated documentary VICE Special Report: Fixing the System. I’m about to watch now, and I hope you all will tune in. Mass incarceration and its relationship with American racism is an incredibly important topic. Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Atlantic cover story is a must-read on the subject, and I have a very personal connection to the history, which I’ve also written about. President Barack Obama made history as the first sitting US President to visit a prison and I’m hoping Fixing the System sheds some light on thees issues for all of us. Check out the trailer above and head on over to HBO to watch the full special. You can get involved HERE.


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Kerry Washington And Mindy Kaling Share Throwback Photos For The 62 Million Girls Campaign

Last night at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, Beyoncé introduced First Lady Michelle Obama, who went on to speak about an important new campaign aimed at changing the educational opportunities (or lack thereof) for millions of young girls around the world. I’m really excited about the campaign because some of my favorite people are getting involved, including Kerry Washington, Mindy Kaling and Malala Yousafzai. Click inside for more!

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WTF: Nicki Minaj Doesn’t Want Zendaya To Get All The Barbie Attention, Gets Petty On Instagram

Y’all. I am sitting here, furrowing my brow and cracking up at the same damn time, because I cannot get over the stunt Nicki Minaj just pulled. Is she serious? I asked myself. Is she literally and figuratively snatching away Zendaya’s Barbie spotlight to make room for her own? If so, why in the hell would she do so? These are the difficult questions that plague us this Monday morning. Please click inside and help me figure out the extreme pettiness of Nicki Minaj.

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Trent Is the New Blog

My Saturday was a really fun, totally jam-packed day complete with old BFFs, new BFFs, booze, dancing and Jewel. I met up with my friend Caleb for a catch-up session over lunch which was really great because he and I always have the best convos. Then I met up with my friends Austin and Jono for an evening with Jewel Kilcher at Book Soup in West Hollywood (she was doing a book signing so, duh, we had to go). Then we picked up another friend, Yuval, for a night of dancing, drinking, pizza and more dancing in WeHo. Altho we raged fairly decently, we didn’t stay out til the wee hours because I gots more fun stuff to do today so, let’s get to it. More »

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Les News, 092715

  • • Here is Zendaya‘s Barbie doll [Global Grind]
  • Game of Thrones tattoos [Buzzfeed]
  • ScarJo‘s Hollywood Transformation [PopSugar]
  • Kate Middleton hangs with the commoners [LaineyGossip]
  • Benjamin McKenzie seems thrilled to be a dad-to-be [Socialite Life]
  • Beyoncé + Ed Sheeran [Idolator]
  • Beyoncé + Eddie Vedder [GossipCop]
  • • The new Hercules has a man bun [Towleroad]
  • • Oh hai, Jordan [Oh La La]
  • • The Sexy Men of American Horror Story [Queerty]
  • • The Best Bond Theme Songs [Ranker]
  • • How did you celebrate Batman Day yesterday? [Newser]
  • Avril Lavigne is 31, Lil’ Wayne is 33, Gwyneth Paltrow is 43, Patrick Muldoon (Melrose Place) is 47, Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind is 51, Shaun Cassidy is 57 and Meat Loaf is 68 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.