Blake Shelton is infamous on The Voice for being the one to beat when it comes to wooing country artists. Every season during the Blind Auditions, fellow coach Adam Levine bemoans Shelton's almost preternatural pull over the singers, making it nearly impossible for the other judges to convince country singers to join their teams. This season was no exception; sixteen year-old country singer Danielle Bradbery earned a three-chair turnaround at the auditions, and in spite of Adam's and Usher's best attempts, chose Blake as her coach. Blake has never been quiet about his desire to win the show with a fellow country artist, but had always been unsuccessful. His previous wins include R&B artist Jermaine Paul, and pop singer Cassadee Pope.
Logo's Hot 100 provides the Internet with a little equality! The LGBT-friendly network released its list of the 100 hottest stars. Unlike Maxim, Logo's list is made up of fifty women AND fifty men, voted on by the fans. The voting was via Logo's affiliates, AfterEllen.com and TheBacklot.com. The first fifty for both lists were posted on the those sites, but they combined the final fifty of both to make up Logo's Hot 100!
And the moral of today’s story is “Don’t hold on to somebody who doesn’t want to be held!” At least that’s what an overly excited fan learned at a recent Rihanna concert! On Monday night in Birmingham, England, Bajan songstress Rihanna struck a person with her microphone while performing “We Found Love”!
The bad gal who is currently on her Diamonds: World Tour decided to walk down by the front row while singing to get more intimate with her fans, but eventually that backfired! One fan got a little too wild deciding to pull on to the Grammy winner’s outfit while she was attempting to walk by.
For the first time ever, singer Katy Perry landed the cover of the July issue of Vogue. The bombshell doesn’t just stun us on the cover with her glowing beauty, she surprisingly opens up about her divorce from ex-husband Russell Brand and even her relationship with singer John Mayer. In her interview with Vogue, Katy, 28, shared how she was told about her impending divorce and that she has yet to speak to her comedian ex-hubby since he filed for divorce from her.
The highly anticipated video follow-up to Miley Cyrus's single "We Can't Stop" has finally hit the Internet, and it's a far cry from "Party in the USA." Just like "Party in the USA" the music video primarily focuses on Miley hanging with friends and having a good time, but it's not good, clean, All-American fun this time around.
"We Can't Stop" begins with Miley putting in a grill and combing back her shaved locks, dressed in a skin-tight white croptop and equally tight white pants. Some of the more controversial scenes are likely to be the ones where the songstress is writhing about on both a bed and a bathtub separately, playing with her gum, and posing seductively. Miley also slaps the bottoms of several women in the video and frolicks in a pool with all her girlfriends. Naturally, twerking also makes a cameo, since Miley has recently been practically synonymous with the booty-shaking dance move.
There are several baffling scenes with stuffed animals, including one where Miley dances with a giant bear backpack on, and another where she appears to have a collection of taxidermy goats.
Aspiring rapper and “friend” of Justin Beiber, King Kevi has filed a restraining order against the teenage popstar! King Kevi claims that Justin is the cause of him being harassed by and receiving death threats from Justin’s fans! Kevin Pederson, 20, filed the complaint after stating that Justin allegedly tweeted out his phone number, causing the Belieber Army which consists of about 40,000,000 fans to attack him. The aspiring rapper says Bieber tweeted out his number as an act of vengeance against the fact he and Kevin are friends. King Kevi claims that the two have never even met! Kevin also claims that number was deleted minutes later but it was already too late to avoid damage. Girls have been leaving King Kevi countless death threats on his voice mail.
Girls creator Lena Dunham made it clear she does not rely on her cast of male actors, nor does she buckle when it comes to decisions about her show's characters. Former castmember Christopher Abbott left the show after the close of Season 2, for seemingly that reason. "As far as his character, he wasn't behind where it was going to end up," a source told Us Weekly earlier this month.
Russell Brand appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe show to promote his upcoming worldwide comedy tour entitled the Messiah Complex. The interview started out relaxed, with the anchors complimenting the comedian's boots, and asking him about his tour. He explains the theme of his tour, where he discusses significant people that died for their causes and how their images are used to represent a message beyond what they might have intended. Sounds serious, but knowing Brand, there's likely an irreverent twist on the entire show.
Brand banters with the hosts, seemingly unaffected by their inability to remain on topic, but then the conversation takes a turn for the awkward when panelist Brian Shactman pretends that he has difficulty understanding Brand on satellite radio. Brand takes it well at first, suggesting Shactman focus on driving and not listening to the radio, but seems irritated by the hosts talking about him as if he isn't there, saying "you shouldn't say 'he' when a person is present. You should refer to the person by their name; that's basic good manners."
The director of The Squid and the Whale and co-writer of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Noah Baumbach, first teamed up with actress Greta Gerwig when she starred in his 2010 film, Greenberg. The two decided to collaborate again on a co-writing project in which 2012’s comedy/drama Frances Ha, directed by Baumbach and starring Gerwig (her first attempt at screenwriting), was born. Filmed in digital and black-and-white to mimic the feel of a Woody Allen film and the cinematography of that of Gordon Willis who worked on Annie Hall along with 1950s and '60s French undertones, watching this movie is like taking is a cool little trip.
Taylor Swift is infamous for writing songs about her past relationships, and although she rarely admits who each song is about, it was obvious that "Dear John" was about her brief relationship with sing-songwriter John Mayer. It wasn't exactly complimentary either, with Swift singing, "Dear John, I see it all now that you're gone / Don't think I was too young to be messed with?"
Mayer wasn't a fan of the lyrics; he declared himself "humiliated," saying, "It made me feel terrible, because I didn't deserve it. I'm pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do." To make things worse for John, Taylor didn't warn him that she'd written the song, so he was completely blindsided!
Cher will headline New York City's Dance on the Pier event this year! The NYC Pride celebration takes place on Sunday, June 30th, and Cher will sing her new single "Woman's World" from her upcoming Closer to Truth album. This is her first album since Living Proof in 2001. After that she embarked on a three-year farewell tour, ending in 2005, and became a staple at the Colosseum in Ceasars Palace in Las Vegas until 2011.
Chris Frederick, Managing Director of NYC Pride, wrote in an email, “NYC Pride is thrilled to welcome Cher to the stage of this year's Dance on the Pier! Her performance will be one of the most memorable in the history of this world-class party. Now in its 27th year, the Dance on the Pier continues a proud tradition of partnering with all-star talent to create a high-quality event that raises funds to support local LGBT non-profits and New York City's annual Pride festivities."