Daily Archives: January 23, 2014

Sofia Vergara and Buca di Beppo Launch Meatballs 4 Ninos Charitable Campaign

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Sofia Vergara and Buca di Beppo, an Italian restaurant chain, have launched the Meatballs 4 Ninos campaign to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Buca di Beppo released the above image of Sofia surrounded by meatball dishes. Buca di Beppo will donate $1 to St. Jude for every meatball appetizer, entree, and side dish served in the restaurant. This will also apply when customers order using Buca-to-Go.
Sofia Vergara says, “It means so much to me that one of my favorite restaurants is supporting a cause so dear to me. And thanks to programs like ‘Meatballs 4 Ninos,’ families never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything – not for treatment, travel housing or food so all families have to worry about is helping their child live. I hope everyone will visit Buca di Beppo to experience their legendary meatballs and support St. Jude.”

Selena Gomez Steps Out After Ex-Boyfriend Justin Bieber DUI Drama, Buys Cigarettes: Picture

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Justin who? As her ex-boyfriend was getting booked in Miami, Fla. for drag racing and DUI, Selena Gomez was having a much breezier time in L.A. on Thursday, Jan. 23. The “Come & Get It” singer was photographed heading back to her car after a pit stop at a local gas station.
Gomez, 21, was all smiles in a cleavage-baring beige top with black pants and a matching oversized cardigan. The Spring Breakers star also wore sunglasses and carried a soda and a pack of cigarettes.
Earlier this morning, her former love Justin Bieber , 19, was arrested in Miami for DUI and drag racing. In the afternoon, he appeared before a judge in bond court in an orange jumpsuit. His bail was set at $2,500: $1,000 for DUI, $1,000 for resisting arrest, and $500 for an expired Georgia license.
Currently both single, Bieber and Gomez sparked a frenzy earlier this month when they were caught riding Segways together near Bieber’s Calabasas, Calif. home.
The next night, the “Heartbreaker” singer posted an Instagram picture of the exes getting cozy. “Love the way you look at me,” Bieber wrote.
Compared to Bieber, Gomez’s life post-split has been looking a lot brighter. Despite canceling her Australian tour last month, the former Disney star has been feeling “powerful” these days.
“Then I turned 20, went through a really bad breakup, and realized I needed to have ‘Come & Get It’ be amazing,” she told Seventeen’s March 2014 “Power Issue,” with a slight dig to her ex. “I wanted it all to be me. I’m glad it’s taken me this long to get where I am because now I am ready for it.”
Ready for the next guy, too. “I actually talked to Katy Perry about guys who are intimidated by strong girls. I haven’t found someone yet who could understand my lifestyle, support it, love me through it, and not be threatened by it,” Gomez told the mag. “It’s hard. I do think I might scare some guys, because I’m like, ‘I want to change the world! I have dreams! What do you want to do?’ But I only know how to be me.”

Hugh Hefner Says Margot Robbie Should Do Playboy; Crystal Harris Marriage “Is the Real Deal”

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Hugh Hefner ‘s had some of Hollywood’s hottest stars, from Kim Kardashian to Pam Anderson , pose for Playboy, so it’s no surprise the 87-year-old founder has his eyes on stunning newcomer Margot Robbie !
“We always want the latest, most popular girl of the moment, and that changes week to week!” Hef told Us Weekly at Playboy’s 60th Anniversary at the Mansion in Holmby Hills, Calif., which more than 60 bunnies gathered to celebrate. The movie buff, who holds screenings at his plush home with wife Crystal Harris , said he’s a big fan of this year’s Oscar nominees: “I loved American Hustle ,” he said, along with ” Wolf of Wall Street and [Leonardo] DiCaprio in it. He was very, very good.”
The CEO, who’s accustomed to seeing scantily-clad women strewn across the pages of his monthly publication, commented on Robbie’s nude scenes featured in Martin Scorsese’s movie: “I was very aware of that!” he said with a laugh. “And the girl that plays [Jordan Belfort’s] wife in [ Wolf of Wall Street ] is very, very pretty.”
When asked if he would take the Australian stunner, 23, as a Playmate, Hef responded: “She should be in Playboy! Send her a message!” He continued, “We’re ready for her. She would be great.”
Robbie recently opened up about one particularly memorable sex scene in the movie that was not-so-steamy during filming: “I got a million paper cuts on my back from all that money! It’s not as glamorous as it sounds,” she shared of her scene with DiCaprio on top of a large pile of bills.
While Hefner has his eye on Robbie for Playboy, his heart belongs to wife Crystal, 27, with whom he just celebrated his one-year wedding anniversary . “It’s wonderful. It’s better than anything I could possibly imagine,” he said of life with his third wife. “You know, I tried marriage twice before but there’s no comparison. This is the real deal. And to find true love at this age? It’s remarkable.”

Anne Hathaway Explains Low Profile Post- Oscars: “People Needed a Break From Me”

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Anne Hathaway can take a hint. The star, 31, has kept a relatively low profile since winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Les Miserables in February 2013. With the exception of a brief cameo in Joseph Gordon-Levitt ‘s Don Jon , she didn’t appear in any movies last year and was a rare presence on the red carpet. But as she revealed in a new interview with the Huffington Post at Sundance, where she’s promoting her film Song One , the break was as much for the public as it was for her.
“My impression is that people needed a break from me,”
she quipped, reportedly with a laugh. (Hathaway faced backlash last year after her dress drama with Amanda Seyfried at the Oscars; she was also criticized for her many acceptance speeches.)
Not that the time off was bad. With less on her plate, the Dark Knight Rises actress got a chance to spend some quality time with husband Adam Shulman , whom she married in September 2012. Earlier this month, the pair enjoyed a romantic getaway in Hawaii.
Now, though, she’s back to work. In Song One , she plays an anthropologist who returns home to New York City after her brother is injured in a car accident. She also has a role in Christopher Nolan’s new movie Interstellar.
“I think there’s a common misconception about actors — that we have a lot more control than we do about when things happen,” she told HuffPost of her busy-again schedule. “We met on this [movie] in 2011 — I was working on Batman — and then we developed this script and the music for two years, and we shot it in June. We had been planning on shooting in the fall and then Chris Nolan called with an offer for a part in his new movie…”
“So, we would either have to wait and push until after that — which nobody wanted to do — or move it up and have a truncated pre-production, which is what wound up happening,” she explained. And it actually turned out to be pretty good timing. “I am not complaining about how it’s working out,” she added.

Lorde Talks Taylor Swift, Bullying, and “Paralyzing” Nerves in Rolling Stone

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Lorde graces the new cover of Rolling Stone as “The Girl Who Broke The Rules” and the “Unlikeliest Superstar in Pop.”
In the accompanying feature, the 17-year-old star from New Zealand opens up about her sudden rise to fame, her friendship with Taylor Swift, and more.
Lorde reveals she was “floored” to receive roses from Swift when her monster hit “Royals” hit number one, and says their relationship has flourished despite a rocky start.
As I previously reported in October, Lorde said Swift was “so flawless” to the point of representing a kind of beauty that’s “so unattainable,” but later clarified her comments were misinterpreted .
“She was like, ‘It’s fine. If all you’ve done is call someone perfect, it’s not that bad,’” remembers Lorde.
The songstress says she goes to Swift to advice, calling her “super-good” at decorating, and says the country-pop star is among a rare breed of “real teenage voices.”
Lorde tells the magazine, “There are very few of us. There’s Tavi [Gevinson ] and the Rookie [Magazine] group, King Krule, and, to an extent, Jake Bugg . The other teenagers sing other people’s songs, which is fine, but it’s not an authentic teenage experience.”
The singer admits she knows her views have gotten in her into trouble at times , and admits, “People around me, who I’m really close to, were like, ‘Do you have to express your opinions all the time?’” And while Lorde stands by her remarks, she won’t stand for online bullying, which she and boyfriend James Lowe brutally faced last month .
“[I’m] not completely impervious to insult,” she confesses. “I’m a human being.”
But Lorde is adamant about keeping any insecurities in check.
“I get paralyzingly nervous a lot of times, so I tried bravado,” she says, referencing a Kanye West lyric. “The way I dress and carry myself, a lot of people find it strange or intimidating.” She adds, “I think my whole career can be boiled down to the one word I always say in meetings: strength.”
Lorde’s full interview hits newsstands on Friday.

Rihanna and bff pose in hot bikinis as she smokes a blunt

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Rihanna and her best friend Melissa Ford looked smoking hot in a series of racy photos they took in Brazil yesterday and shared on instagram. The photos show Rihanna puffing on a blunt as she wraps her arm around Melissa. In one photo, the friends posed topless with their backs to the camera. RiRi has been in Brazil for over a week now on a working holiday.

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Justin Bieber Leaves Jail, Waves To Fans – SEE PHOTOS

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Justin Bieber has been released from jail.
The singer was photographed leaving the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami Beach, Florida on Thursday afternoon.
Bieber was seen waving to fans and sitting on the roof of the large black SUV that was sent to pick him up.
As i previously reported, the pop star was released on $2,500 bail after his early morning DUI and drag racing arrest .

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Elton John statement on Russia’s anti-gay legislation

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Elton John has played numerous times in Russia and has many fans in that country but, with the new anti-gay legislation that has been such a huge issue for the upcoming Olympics, the singer felt he needed to state his position.
The following was posted to his official web page on Wednesday: I am deeply grateful for the support of the Russian people who have welcomed and accepted me in their country ever since I first visited in 1979.
On my last visit, in December 2013, I wondered whether the new legislation banning ¡°homosexual propaganda¡± might have changed that. It hadn¡¯t. I still felt the same warmth and welcome from the audiences that I have felt every time I have been in Russia.
On that trip I met with members of the LGBT community in Moscow.
Although I was still welcomed as an openly gay foreigner, I wanted to really understand at first-hand what difference the legislation had made to Russian LGBT in their own country. What I heard reinforced all the media stories that have been circling since the propaganda bill became federal law: that vicious homophobia has been legitimised by this legislation and given extremists the cover to abuse people¡¯s basic human rights.
The people I met in Moscow ¨C gay men and lesbians in their 20¡äs, 30¡äs and 40¡äs – told me stories about receiving threats from vigilante groups who would ¡®cure¡¯ them of homosexuality by dousing them with urine or beating them up. One young man was stalked outside a gay club by someone posing as a taxi driver who tried to garrotte him with a guitar string because he was a ¡°sodomite¡±. Everyone shared stories of verbal and physical abuse
¨C at work, in bars and restaurants or in the street ¨C since the legislation came into force last June. And, some of the vital work providing HIV prevention information to the gay community has been labelled ¡°homosexual propaganda¡± and shut down.
It was very clear to me that, although foreigners like myself who are visiting Russia are not affected by this new law (and President Putin has recently confirmed this), it is a very different story for those living inside the country. As Maria Maksakova told her fellow Russian MPs last month: ¡°We are seeing extremely negative consequences as a result of this law, with the growth of hate crimes.¡±
President Putin asserts that this was not the intention, but it is undoubtedly the effect that this law has had by promoting misunderstanding and ignorance. In particular, it is very disappointing that the law explicitly links homosexuality with child sex abuse, which countless studies have shown to be conclusively wrong.
The people I met in Moscow were decent, kind, patriotic men and women who had no thought of forcing their sexuality on anyone.
Whatever the intention of Russia¡¯s homosexuality and paedophilia propaganda laws, I am absolutely clear from my own personal experience that it is proving deeply dangerous to the LGBT community and deeply divisive to Russian society. I would welcome the opportunity to introduce President Putin to some Russians who deserve to be heard, and who deserve to be treated in their own country with the same respect and warm welcome that I received on my last visit.

Max George says ‘this is not the end’ of The Wanted

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The singer took to his Twitter account on Wednesday to assure distraught fans the pop band isn’t permanently going away.
According to Max, it will just be a temporary split so they can try new things as individuals.
‘Hey guys, so I know the news today was a big thing, but let me tell you this is not the END,’ he wrote. ‘It’s the right time for myself and the other boys to have some time to try and achieve other things in our lives and careers.’
The star goes on to explain he has separate projects to pursue. He also declares that his bandmates Siva Kaneswaran, Nathan Sykes, Jay McGuiness, and Tom Parker, still love their fans.
Max then stated The Wanted will still be on tour in 2014 and areblooking forward to performing.
‘I can’t wait to see everyone who has come to see us on all of our tours in March. And I hope I see you all with me in my own ventures,’ added Max. ‘I love you all very much, and I will say it again, this is NOT the END. #TWFanmilyaFamilyForever xxx.’
The band announced on Wednesday their present tour ‘will be the last one for a while’.
In their official statement posted on the website, the group made it clear this was a decision they all agreed with.
“The band wants to stress to their fans that they will continue on as The Wanted and look forward to many successful projects together in the future. They thank their fans for their continued love and support and look forward to seeing them on tour,” the message read.