Les News, 091514

  • Apple broke another record with early sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus [Buzzfeed]
  • Cris Judd reveals what it was like to be married to Jennifer Lopez [PopSugar]
  • • It’s almost time for George Clooney to get hitched [LaineyGossip]
  • Ariana Grande does Marie Claire magazine [Celebuzz]
  • • Happy Male Model Monday [Socialite Life]
  • Kelis is back with a club banger!! [MuuMuse]
  • Jennifer Hudson and Iggy Azalea team up for a new song [Idolator]
  • Kristen Wiig reveals why she won’t make a Bridesmaids 2 [GossipCop]
  • Downton Abbey is going to get really gay this season [Towleroad]
  • • Hi, Jeff [Oh La La]
  • • This stunt was dumb but nowhere NEAR worthy of a jail sentence [Queerty]
  • • This one is for the Bloody Mary lovers [Ranker]
  • Madonna‘s covers [Kenneth in the 212]
  • • Does anyone still care about the Miss America Pageant? [Newser]
  • No Good Deed was the #1 movie at the box office this weekend [Starpulse]
  • Ray Rice wants to appeal his NFL suspension [Global Grind]
  • Heidi Montag is 28, Tom Hardy is 37 and Oliver Stone & Tommy Lee Jones are 68 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.

First Look: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ Releases A First Trailer

"I never wanted any of this"

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?!

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Watch: Lorde Covered ‘Flashing Lights’ By Kanye West In Concert Last Week

Kanye by Lorde

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.

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30 Times Mindy Kaling Owned The Fashion Game

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!

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Robin Thicke Admits That He Was High On Drugs & Alcohol All Last Year, Claims That Is Why Paula Patton Left Him

After the abysmally sad sales of Robin Thicke‘s new album Paula, homeboy finally decided to stop publicly harassing his estranged wife and finally gave up on trying to win her back after she left his cheating ass earlier in the year. Since we last heard from Robin in July, news on the crooner has been nonexistent — until now. In newly released deposition interview quotes, Robin Thicke now admits to telling a bunch of lies while he was high on drugs and alcohol for most of 2013. When he was promoting his song Blurred Lines, Robin famously told the world that he was so inspired by the Marvin Gaye song Got To Give It Up that he and Pharrell Williams wrote their own version of the song in the studio in “about an hour”. Now that the Gaye family are suing Thicke for ripping off their father’s song, Robin is now singing a different tune … now conveniently claiming that he didn’t write the song at all and that he was high all of last year so he doesn’t remember much. OH and he’s also blaming his drug/alcohol abuse on the reason that his wife left him so … yeah, this is the stuff that Robin Thicke is trying to peddle these days. More »

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Watch: Beyoncé & Jay Z Release The Short Film ‘Bang Bang Part One’

Bang Bang, Part One

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?

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Prince Harry Of Wales Turns 30 Years Old

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!

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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Writer Says The Lesbian Scenes Helped Her Come Out, And Leave Her Husband

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!

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Amy Winehouse Gets A Bronze Statue In Her Honor

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]

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Gwen Stefani Wishes Hubby Gavin Rossdale A Happy Anniversary With Some Throwback Madness

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!

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