It’s here! The first full-length trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has been released and as you can see above, it looks like the movie is going to be a HUGE improvement from the book. It’s very rare that I prefer a movie adaptation to the original book source material but Mockingjay was not my fave book of the Hunger Games series. This first look at the movie version already looks much more exciting and engaging than the book … but, obvs, I’m making a snap judgement. Thus far, Mockingjay has been promoted with promo photos and posters. Now that the trailer is out, we can look forward to seeing actual footage from the film before it is released in theaters on November 21. This movie looks great! Do you love this trailer or what?!
Lorde is currently on a US tour right now and last week she played a show in Philadelphia, PA where she performed a cover of Flashing Lights by Kanye West. As you can see in the fanshot video above, Lorde put her own spin on the track and delivered a brilliant performance of the song (which segued into her own song Bravado). Flashing Lights (from the album Graduation) is one of my fave Kanye songs and Lorde is one of my fave singer so, yeah, I’m living for this cover. I have EXCELLENT tickets to see Lorde when she plays the Greek Theater here in LA next month and I’m SO excited. I’ve been staying away from tour spoilers before I see the show but this Kanye cover is too good not to share. I hope you enjoy.
First off, you all would be so proud of me. All of you who told me to drop everything and start watching The Mindy Project, I heard your cries! But I’m doing it weirdly… as in I’m watching episode 17 of Season 2 right now because that’s the first one On Demand, LOL. Whenever the show ends up on Netflix, I’ll be all up in Season One, but for now I’m enjoying “Be Cool” AKA the one where Mindy and Danny are secretly dating, but then there’s a party and things go badly.
But let’s talk about how Mindy Kaling is a fashionista and I didn’t even realize it until I started Instagram-stalking her yesterday. I mean. DAMN! She is so stunning, and I love, love, love her color choices. Very Lupita Nyong’o with it, so let’s celebrate the coming of Season Three with an insanely large collection of her best looks (there many). Peep the gallery for more!
P.S. OMG I’m on the episode with Schmidt from New Girl and the #SchmindyProject hashtag just made me do a spit take. I love this shoooow!
While we wait for official confirmation that Beyoncé is pregs with her second child, let’s turn our attention to B-Jay‘s joint concert venture On The Run which spent the weekend KILLING the game in Paris, France. As you may recall, we learned over the weekend that Bey brought out Nicki Minaj for a special performance of their Flawless remix at the Stade du France. The On The Run Tour shows that took place in France over the weekend were filmed for an upcoming HBO concert special that will air next week … but before we see that special, Bey and Jay want us to watch their just-released short film titled Bang Bang Part One. This short film is the first part of a trilogy of short films that concert attendees got to see on the On The Run Tour. Click the embed above to watch B-Jay get all cinematic and dramatic. Is there nothing this super couple cannot do?
Prince Harry — more formerly known as Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales — turns 30 years old today and in celebration of his special day, I have culled together a collection of photos that take us on a trip through his 3 decades of life. Altho his older brother Prince William has always been higher than Harry in the British royal line of succession (as is William‘s son Prince George and will be his forthcoming second child, due to be born next year), there is no doubt that Harry is the funner prince of the British royal family. A philanthropist, a military man, a party animal … Prince Harry is many things. Altho he has made some dumb mistakes in his past, Prince Harry has always been my fave British royal so I’m happy to send him all the Birthday Lurve today to his royal gingerness today. Happy 30th Birthday, Harry. Here’s to at least 30 more!
Okay, that headline is a little crass, but this is actually a sweet story… I think. Lauren Morelli is a writer for Orange is the New Black (and now I’m thinking we know how character Lorna Morello got her name, right?), and she has been speaking out about how writing certain scenes for the show helped her come out. Now, on the one hand, that is awesome. But it also has kind of a sad bent to it, because she is married, and now in the process of getting a divorce. Morelli is also dating the insanely talented OITNB actress Samira Wiley (Poussey on the show… accent à droite), so that’s super cute right? I guess I just feel kinda bad for her hubby, who probably didn’t expect his divorce to go viral. I’m curious to know what you guys think about this, so click inside for more!
Yesterday Amy Winehouse would have celebrated her 31st birthday, and in remembrance of her life and work, a bronze statue in her honor was unveiled in London. Her family, fans and friends were in attendance, including parents Mitch and Barbara. Mitch spoke, saying, “It’s a day of incredibly mixed emotions, ladies and gentlemen. They don’t put statues up to people that are with us anymore, so it kind reinforces the fact that physically, she’s gone. But spiritually, she’ll never leave us.” The statue looks like an honest portrayal of the singer, as many of us remember her; there’s a real sadness there, but a lot of love too.
Rest peacefully, Amy.
[Photo Credit: Wenn]
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are celebrating TWELVE years of marriage, and I am so weirdly psyched for them! I don’t know these people! But I’m so happy that they’ve made it to TWELVE years! If you’re watching the new show on FX, Married, (or if you’ve ever been in a long-term relationship) you know how difficult that second year is… then there’s the the third year, then there’s all the times you maybe broke up, and had to start all over again and now don’t even have an official anniversary date. Wait, what? Happy Anniversary Gwen and Gavin! You guys have to see this adorable throwback Gwen shared. Click inside!