Daily Archives: October 2, 2013

Brant Daugherty: I Was Robbed at Gunpoint after Dancing with the Stars

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Brant Daugherty was mugged at gunpoint as he returned home from “Dancing with the Stars” last week.
The actor revealed his scare in rehearsal footage with partner Peta Murgatroyd on Monday’s episode.
“He said, ‘I’m going to cock the gun, and I’m going to shoot you if you don’t give me your bag,’” recalled Daugherty.
A shocked Murgatroyd asked, “What did you do?”

Lily Collins Named New Ambassador for Lancome

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Actress Lily Collins has been announced as the newest ambassadress for Lancome. Her first campaign will be in January 2014 for the Spring make-up collection, French Ballerine. Lily’s films includine The Blind Side, Mirror Miorror and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
Lily said in a statement, “It’s an absolute honor and privilege to have been chosen to represent the Maison
Lancome. I have always admired the brand’s unique and distinctive appreciation for inner beauty and grace,
elegance and utter radiance. I feel incredibly lucky to be included among the most inspirational women ambassadresses for one of the most prestigious brands in the world. It’s truly a dream come true.”
Photo: Lancome

Lorde Backtracks After Taylor Swift Diss

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Lorde has taken to her Tumblr to clarify comments she made about Taylor Swift.
The New Zealand-born 16-year-old
behind the hit “Royals” was quoted in
a recent interview as saying Swift is
“so flawless” to the point of representing a kind of beauty that’s
“so unattainable.”
Lorde went on, “I don’t think it’s breeding anything good in young girls.
‘I’m never going to be like Taylor Swift, why can’t I be as pretty as Lorde?’ That’s f*cking bullsh*t.”
Many interpreted the remark to be a big diss — and a serious no-no from an up-and-coming singer — but the performer now says she simply didn’t express herself as clearly as she would’ve liked.
In her blog post, Lorde writes:
i think i cocked that up a bit and what i said wasn’t put in context also. what i meant was:
there’s a lot of importance placed on physical perfection in this industry, and i wish my favourite stars didn’t look perfect because i think fans (me included) have these feelings of
worthlessness, like they’ll never be as pretty/talented/whatever, as a result of this intense photoshop culture and the endless strive for perfection. ts was the first person i thought of,
which i regret. she happens to be good looking, but i think she actually uses her other imperfections in an incredibly powerful and relatable way. taylor swift has a very unique vision, which i admire. i think somewhere along the line also there was a misquote where
people got the impression i thought writing about love was shameful. i don’t! i just haven’t found a way of doing it which is powerful and innovative, which is why i don’t.
ps. i am very very new to this whole thing. i will probably never be the kind of role model for my fans that ts is for hers. i admire her very much for this reason. basically, this is an apology for not thinking too hard before i speak. peace.
What do you think of Lorde’s original comments, and her explanation?

Jay-Z Talks Tough Childhood and Daughter Blue Ivy in Vanity Fair

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Jay-Z covers the November 2013 issue of Vanity Fair . He was photographed by Mario Testino for the cover. In the interview, Jay-Z talks about his tough childhood and his daughter Blue Ivy. Jay-Z says they won’t make products based on Blue Ivy’s name and that they trademarked it to protect her from exploitation by others. He also talked about his upbringing in a neighborhood where crack was everywhere and he was a drug dealer.

On Blue Ivy, His Biggest Fan : “She’s my biggest fan. If no one bought the Magna Carta [album], the fact that she loves it so much, it gives me the greatest joy. And tha’s not like a cliche. I’m really serious. Just to see her – ‘Daddy song, more, Daddy.’ She’s genuine, she’s honest, because she doesn’t know it makes me happy. She just wants to hear it.”

On Being a Drug Dealer: “I know about budgets. I was a drug dealer. To be in a drug deal, you need to know what you can spend, what you need to re-up. Or if you want to start some sort of barbershop or car wash – those were the businesses back then. Things you can get in easily to get out of [that] life. At some point, you have to have an exit strategy, because your window is very small; you’re going to get locked up or you’re going to die.”

On Growing Up Poor: “We were living in a tough situation, but my mother managed; she juggled. Sometimes
we’d pay the light bill, sometimes we paid the phone, sometimes the gas went off. We weren’t starving – we were eating, we were O.K. But it was things like you didn’t want to be embarrassed when you went to school; you didn’t want to have dirty sneakers or wear the same clothes over again.”
Photo: Mario Testino/ Vanity Fair

Miranda Kerr Covers November 2013 Issue of Cosmopolitan

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Miranda Kerr covers the November 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan . She talks about modeling, being girlie and her
husband, Orlando Bloom, in the interview .

On Modeling : “My life is more balanced than ever. There was so much rejection in the beginning. Models are some of the most insecure people I’ve ever met. They’re constantly being told they’re not good enough. You’ve really got to practice loving yourself.”
On Being Girlie : “Don’t feel like you have to do and be everything. Let the man do some things for you, because if he cares for you, he will want to. When I get home, I’m not the boss like I am at work – I slip into a more feminine role. I take everything off and put on my Stella McCartney silk robe. I’ll put on a red lip or red nails, and it lifts my mood. Sexy underwear also gives you a spark. I collect underwear from my travels. Lace, lingerie, bodysuits…they’re like souvenirs.”

On Orlando Bloom : “Flynn says Mommy works and Daddy plays, because Daddy is in a play…so that makes sense. When I saw Orlando on Broadway in Romeo and Juliet, I was blown away. For someone to be able to
learn all that and hold the energy to do it every day, six days a week – I have so much respect for him. We don’t run lines though. We keep that very separate. That would be like me asking him to teach me how to catwalk.”

Jonas Brothers Talk Gay Rumors, Miley Cyrus and New Music in Out

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The Jonas Brothers appear in the new
issue of Out , talking to the mag about
gay rumors, Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance and their first album in four years.
Asked about gay speculation, Joe shared, “We have a lot of gay friends and gay fans. It’s a boy band stereotype; people assume, but we don’t take offense.”
Nick said, “Prior to us being a band, I
was a super theater geek. I loved theater and I still do, and I care about fashion, and I care about a lot of things that I feel like stereotypes are attached to.”
As for Cyrus’ VMA performance, Joe
offered, “It wasn’t my favorite performance of hers. I think that there’s one way of saying you’ve grown up, and there’s another way — I think that’s her way.”
Nick, who used to date the “We Can’t Stop” singer, told the magazine, “She’s smart. She’s very smart. We’ve always known that about her. She’ll always be successful. [The performance] was
funny — I was laughing.”
The boy band also opened up about their upcoming album, V .
Kevin said, “We have a lot of people hearing new stuff, and maybe they have had misconceptions in the past of who we are as a band. At the end of the day, I think people are surprised to know
that we’re a rock band at our core.”

Rihanna: Princess Diana Was “Gangsta”

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Rihanna talks style, haters, and tanning
topless in the new Glamour .
“My love for fashion — let me say, my
admiration for fashion — started with my mom,” the singer tells the magazine. “I used to watch her get dressed. She was around my age right now, and she was so fly. So fly. I remember not even knowing how to do that because I was such a tomboy.”
Who does Rihanna admire now?
“Oh my God, are you kidding me? Nicole
Richie . She just pisses me off, she’s so good,” says the star. “But you know who is the best who ever did it? Princess Diana. She was like — she killed it.”
Rihanna adds, “Every look was right. She was gangsta with her clothes. She had these crazy hats. She got oversize jackets. I loved everything she wore.”
Glamour asks her about leaving Barbados as “Robyn” and becoming “Rihanna.”
“When people call me Robyn, my head just flies around because I feel like that person knows me. But Rihanna, that tends to be people’s own [creation],” explains the singer. “Robyn is who I am.
Rihanna — that’s an idea of who I am.”
Growing up wasn’t always easy.
Rihanna explains, “I got teased my entire school life. What they were picking on I don’t even understand. It was my skin color [which was lighter than her classmates’]. Then when I got older, it was about my breasts.”
“But I’m not victimized — I’m grateful. I think those experiences were strategically put together by God for the preparation of being in the music industry. It’s so easy for me to deal with the bullsh-t now,” she says.
Does Rihanna feel “trapped” by her fans and fame?
“There’s stuff like not being able to walk around as I please,” she admits. “I feel like I’m being watched. Always. Like, I want to tan topless somewhere, and I know I probably could never do that. Even if I’m upstairs in my bedroom, and the curtains are pulled, I feel like a paparazzo’s outside on a boat somewhere or somebody’s peeping.”
She also knows that her fans and others are bound to get the wrong impression of her.
Rihanna explains, “I know I am [misunderstood]. That’s why it’s important for me to know who I am. There’s no way for people to know me. All they have are a couple of pictures and some crazy headlines to go off of.”
But she can handle the haters.
“I can’t run from it. You can’t change who you are. It’s important for me to know who I am and work with that,” Rihanna tells Glamour . “They’re gonna keep knocking away until all this comes
crashing down. But I’m not gonna ever crash. I’m in control.”

Zac Hanson Spit On By Fan

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Zac Hanson was spit on by an obnoxious fan who was kicked off the band’s tour bus in Seattle on Monday.
A female fan posted video of the incident on her Instagram page, along with the caption, “This a**hole snuck on
Hanson’s bus then spit on Zac’s face.”
The youngest Hanson member is seen laughing off the nasty insult in the clip.
Zac later tweeted, “Gonna be a good show tonight, I cleaned off all the spit and I am reeling ready to go!”

Justin Bieber Carried Up Great Wall of China By Bodyguards

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Justin Bieber visited the Great Wall of China on Monday, but the singer needed some assistance ascending the massive structure.
A fan captured pop star being carried up one of the world’s greatest wonders by his bodyguards, and shared the photos on Twitter.
Bieber’s friend Alfredo Flores also posted a pic of the star and his entourage posing at one of the wall’s summits, along with the caption, “We made it up top!! #GreatWall.”
The performer is currently on his “Believe” tour in China.

JWoww Calls Chris Christie “Retarded” For Opposition to Gay Marriage

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JWoww called longtime foe Chris Christie “retarded” and a “disgrace to New Jersey” while speaking with paparazzi on Monday, later explaining that she’s furious over his opposition to gay marriage.
The “Jersey Shore” star and her pal Snooki have sparred with the New Jersey governor repeatedly in the past .
Leaving a restaurant in Los Angeles, JWoww resumed the feud with her harsh language — which she then apologized for and clarified on Twitter.
“Caught off guard last night and said things I normally don’t say. I find it disgusting people are still against gay
marriage… So because of that I called [Chris] Christie a name which wasn’t appropriate,” tweeted the reality TV star.
“I do find him disgusting and judgmental. I’m for gay equality.”
She added, “So I apologize for my choice of words but I do not apologize for how I feel towards him.”