Wednesday, November 23, 2011

At the bowling alley

Avril Lavigne posted this new picture of herself on her Twitter account, taken at the bowling alley. Now that the Black Star Tour is over, she has some time to do things for herself, although she has already hinted many times a new album is on its way.

Let's hope so!

Thank you, McDonalds

McDonalds has cut all ties with Sparboe Egg Farms after being exposed to an undercover video of extreme animal cruelty towards chickens at Sparboe facilities! Sparboe had produced all eggs used by McDonalds restaurants west of the Mississippi River in the United States. Animal rights group Mercy For Animals started a petition to urge McDonald's to uncage egg-laying hens, and McDonald's was fast to respond.

McDonald's released a statement, sent via email to The Huffington Post, from Bon Langert, Vice President, Sustainability, that said:

McDonald's expects all of our suppliers to meet our stringent requirements for delivering high quality food prepared in a humane and responsible manner. Based upon recent information, we have informed our direct supplier, Cargill, that we are no longer accepting eggs from its supplier, Sparboe. This decision is based on McDonald's and Cargill's concern regarding the management of Sparboe's facilities.

This is not a food safety issue for our menu items. We can assure our customers that eggs in our entire supply chain meet McDonald's high standards for quality and safety.

Our primary commitment is to our customers, and we will continue serving safe, high-quality food without disruption.

Regarding the undercover videos, the behavior on tape is disturbing and completely unacceptable. McDonald's wants to assure our customers that we demand humane treatment of animals by our suppliers. We take this responsibility -- along with our customers' trust -- very seriously. It's important to note that the most alarming actions on video did not occur at Sparboe's Vincent, Iowa, facility that supplies McDonald's. Nonetheless, our extremely high standards for our suppliers prohibit this conduct.

McDonald's cares about how our food is sourced and we have a long history of action and commitment to improve the welfare of animals in our supply chain. We are a founding member of the Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply (CSES) and are participating in an unprecedented three-year study that compares traditional, cage-free, and enriched laying hen housing systems on a commercial scale. For our customers, that means we’re working with scientists and suppliers to determine the most optimal hen housing method considering impacts on hen health & welfare, food safety, environment, and other important factors.

McDonald's is proud to be recognized as a leader in the restaurant industry for serving safe, quality food. Customers can feel good about eating at McDonald's.

Great news! Thank you McDonalds!

Talk that talk

Rihanna's latest album Talk That Talk was released in Europe last week and in the United States this week, and it's bound to head straight to number one in the worldwide charts. Now that the album has been released, the first reviews are in, and MTV has bundled them ao that you don't have to search all over the internet.

Click here to read.

Natural way

Marron 5 singer Adam Levine was interviewed by Details Magazine. Here are some quotes from the interview:

On why he turned to yoga: “Weights made my neck thick, and I would be like, ‘I’m turning into a monster!’ Yoga takes what you have and molds and sculpts it, which is a much more natural way to look and feel.”

On the aesthetic payoff of yoga: “I don’t like how people bulls— about how yoga is not about vanity.”

On doing yoga before a show: “At any Maroon 5 concert, you’ll see a room backstage marked YOGA. Playing a show before thousands of people is a highly unnatural state, and when I get on the mat to do an hour of yoga before the show, I come out physically relaxed.”

Lucky to be alive

Angelina Jolie was profiled by Bob Simon on CBS’ 60 Minutes, which will air on Sunday (November 27) @ 7PM ET/PT.
“I went through heavy, darker times and I survived them,” the 36-year-old actress shared. “I didn’t die young, so I’m very lucky. There are other artists and people who didn’t survive certain things.”

Angelina continued. “People can imagine I did the most dangerous and the worst. For many reasons, I shouldn’t be here. You just think about those times when you came too close to too many dangerous things, too many chances taken, too far.”

Shark attack

Brazilian authorities are currently investigating a possible shark attack that occurred in the state of Pernambuco on saturday afternoon. Jerônimo Pereira da Paz said that he was bitten by a shark while surfing off the beach of Del Chifre in Olinda.

The 35-years old victim felt the bite when he was preparing to catch another wave. “I remember being very nervous, he bit my leg and let go”, said the surfer. Jerônimo swam to shore and was taken to the Hospital Miguel Arraes in Paulista. He suffered injuries to both of his legs and even his surfboard was damaged.

In the right leg, he had only minor injuries. But the wound on the left side was more severe (ca. 30 cm long) and required surgery. He was hospitalized for two days. The victim ignored a surfing ban that had been put in place to prevent shark attacks in this region.

10x Progress Live

Today's top ten: my ten favorite performances from take That's Progress Live Tour although actually I adore the entire show). Here we go:

1) The Flood
2) Rule The World
3) Pray
4) When They Were Young Medley
5) SOS
6) Never Forget
7) Let Me Entertain You
8) Angels
9) Greatest Day
10) Eight Letters

What are yours?

Madonna at Hyde Park

Today's London Evening Standard reports about the three million people that will be treated to music acts and live televised Olympic action in free open-air festivals during the Games, with Hyde Park, Trafalgar Square and Victoria Park in Bow designated to host events.

According to the Evening Standard, Madonna will play a show in Hyde Park on July 11. Tickets are expected to be on sale as soon as the first week of December. This probably means the rest of the world tour will go on sale in a couple of weeks as well. News like this used to make me feel really excited, and now frankly, I just don't give a fuck.


Next year Kylie Minogue will be celebrating her 25 years in the music industry. She has a lot of plans to mark the occasion (such as an orchestral greatest hits album, a BBC special and the much anticipated AntiTour).

This week, she released the logo that will accompany the festivities. Called K25, it looks classy!

There she was

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Cyndi Lauper speaks briefly about being inspired by Madonna. When asked if she feels a kinship with other female musicians who came to fame in the 80s, Cyndi said: “Well I had my alter-image, Madonna [laughs]. No matter what I did, there she was, and no matter what she did, there I was. And it wasn’t similar and it was never intentional. We inspired each other. I am inspired by her because she still does it and she looks great and I’m always on a diet, I can never keep a diet, but she looks fantastic, she always does, so that’s inspiring.”

She added: “I was really heartbroken that they would pit us against each other. Because I’ve always believed sisterhood is a powerful thing and I just wanted to have a friend in the industry. Another rocker. But they always isolate you when you become popular, when you become famous and then you’re isolated all of a sudden. Nobody can get to you, I guess because everybody wants to get to you.”

Taking some time off

This year’s X Factor judging line-up of Louis Walsh, Tulisa Contostavios, Kelly Rowland and Gary Barlow may be changing next year. It looks like Gary Barlow is rethinking his part in the show.

Speaking to The Mirror at his Children In Need Rocks Manchester concert, Barlow revealed he may take next year off to spend time with his family: “I’m taking some time off next year to remind myself who my children are and what their names are. Next year doesn’t even feel like it’s approaching.”


Adam Lambert has revealed the title of his highly anticipated second full-length album. Lambert made the announcement via his personal Twitter account: “My album is called TRESPASSING -dropping Spring 2012.”

Lambert worked on the title track with Pharrell Williams. Looking forward to it!

It's almost time

The United States Senate could act this week on a bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to repeal DOMA and force the recognition of same-sex marriages. The Senate's bill to repeal DOMA, which holds that marriage is between one man and one woman, is called the "Respect for Marriage Act".

The Respect for Marriage Act was introduced in the Senate by Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and the House by Jerrold Nadler (D-New York). Good for them!

Africa in photographs

Celine Dion has participated in entertainment photographer, and award winning video director Andrew MacNaughtan's book, ‘GRACE: Africa in Photographs. This unique art book showcases the beauty of Africa through a series of stunning black and white photographs, with accompanying quotes from top recording artists, including Celine.

MacNaughtan travelled to Tanzania and Kenya in November 2010 with the purpose of capturing the spirit and beauty of the landscapes, wildlife and people to raise funds for the prevention, care and advocacy of children in HIV/AIDS affected regions.

Top venue

For the sixth consecutive year, the Billboard Touring Awards have named the Colosseum at Caesars Palace the Top Venue Under 5000 seats. This ranking was based on ticket sales. The Colosseum at Caesars Palace owes its first place position to great artists such as Celine, Rod Stewart, Cher, Elton John and Shania Twain.

Progress Live

Yesterday, I received my copy of Take That's Progress Live 2011 Tour DVD. Having seen the show myself at the Amsterdam ArenA, it's great to relive all those great moments. The show was filmed at the City Of Manchester Stadium in a way that puts you right into the action.

If you haven't picked up your copy yet, make sure to do so!

Making music

Britney Spears has paid tribute to Britain's latest generation of chart-conquering females – saluting Adele and Jessie J.
She gushed: "It's really cool because there are so many new, up-and-coming artists to look at and be inspired by. For me, I think it's great to have a little competition because I feel it inspires Team Britney and makes us want to do better. There are so many soulful singers, even the ones coming from London, like Adele and Jessie J, who are just amazing. It feels like a really cool time to be making music now."

Uhm, making music? She's a singer who doesn't sing...

Last show

Tonight, Katy Perry performs the last show of her wildly succesful California Dreams Tour. Nobody in the audience had to pay for their tickets, as Katy was giving them away for free through her Facebook page. Better yet, the show, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, will be filmed for the official tour DVD.

Can't wait to get it!

Lovely couple

Even more Kylie Minogue! Kylie was spotted, together with her boyfriend Andres Velencoso, at the airport in Australia. A lovely couple, as always!

X Factor: Lucky

As promised in the video I posted a minute ago, Kylie returned to the Australian version of The X Factor to sing her classic hit single I Should Be So Lucky. Check it out!

X Factor: Kids

Kylie Minogue appeared at the Australian version of The X Factor and sang Kids with one of the finalists, Reece Mastin. Check it out above.

Meet and greet

Tori Amos and Fans Facebook Group is assembling a Meet & Greet photo book which will be given to Tori as a gift of remembrance to say “Thank You” for everything that she has given of herself to her fans. If you would like to be included in the book, e-mail your meet & greet photo to soon as possible!

Please include your name and, if you’d like, a message you’d like included in the book and the date and place the photo was taken. If you haven’t had the opportunity to meet Tori yet, they’re more than happy to accept a photo of yourself with, if you’d like, a caption that saying how you feel about her and her music.

A very Gaga holiday

Lady Gaga has released A Very Gaga Holiday, a four-track album recorded live during her thanksgiving special on ABC, set to air this week week. The EP includes Gaga's renditions of "White Christmas," "Orange Colored Sky," as well as her hit singles "Yoü And I" and "The Edge of Glory."
The EP is avaliable for download on iTunes now.


Tonight on Dutch television: super-blockbuster Titanic, starring Leonardo diCaprio and Kate Winslet.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Chat with Darren Hayes

Darren Hayes just announced on his Twitter page he is about to enter his chatroom on his official website and talk with some of his fans! Make sure to catch it, by clicking here!

Till the world ends

So I showed you the start, might as well show you the finish (since there's really nothing in between that's worth watching): Britney Spears 'singing' Till The World Ends during her Femme Fatale Tour, in the Epix broadcast last week, filmed at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

What a joke! She doesn't even attempt to make it sound live and the lipsyncing isn't always in tune either... Why the hell are people paying money to see this garbage?

Hold it against me

So this, my friends, is what Britney Spears considers a live concert... Check out the opening of her Femme Fatale Tour, Hold It Against Me, from her Epix tv special, which will also be released as a DVD on Monday, filmed at Toronto's Air Canada Centre.


Best buy

Partnerships in conjunction with album releases are nothing new, but Rihanna has found a way to make the business move all her own. Best Buy has announced that on Monday, the same day that Rihanna releases her new album talk That Talk in the USA (it has already been released in Europe yesterday), the retail chain will give away the album for free to anyone who buys and activates any contract mobile phone at a Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile location, as well as online.

"Rihanna is one of the biggest stars in music today and we expect this to be a big release," senior vice president and general manager for the home entertainment group at Best Buy, Chris Homeister, said in a statement about the partnership. "Leveraging our Best Buy Mobile business on this offer sets us apart from the competition and gives consumers a great reason to visit Best Buy for their music and smartphone needs."

In the name of music

Backstreet Boy Howie D is set to hit the road with Britney Spears as the support act for the South American leg of the Femme Fatale Tour this weekend, but there's one thing he may not be ready for: getting one of her famous onstage lap dances.

"I just heard about it, and it just means that I have to go into major workout mode now," the Backstreet Boy joked to MTV News. "I have to do more pushups and crunches than I ever did, because I want to make sure that I represent myself and my group properly."

If Britney does decide to give him a lap dance, he already sees a potential perk. "If she does, by chance, pick me to do that, which I'm not opposed to, it's a good get-out-of-jail-free card for me," he laughed, pointing to his wedding band. "So I'm down with it. It's all in the name of music."

Love a woman

Beyonce and Mary J. Blige recorded a duet together, called "Love a Woman," from MJB's upcoming My Life II ... The Journey Continues, Act I. But fans may be surprised to learn that the long-overdue collaboration was nearly a one-woman affair. Beyonce initially recorded the song for her album 4 but thought it would be a better fit as a duet with Mary.

"It was a song she recorded for her album that didn't fit her album and she sent it through her A&R people to give to me," Mary revealed to MTV News. "When the song came, her voice was on it completely and it was just amazing and I wasn't sure that they wanted to give me this record because it was so amazing."

Daily Dilbert

You know how I'm a big fan of the daily Dilbert comic right? I even have the app on my iPhone so that I can read it every day, even when I'm not near my computer. Today's comic was great once again, so I thought I'd share it with you.

To read more of them, click here.

Fight for your rights

The current session of the General Assembly ends in less than a month. No resolution proposed thus far mentions LGBT rights.

Despite earlier rumours that something was in the works, LGBT activists and sympathetic UN member states appear reluctant to offer resolutions advancing LGBT rights. Insiders say it is likely they do not have the votes since such proposals are generally met with vigorous opposition from UN member states.


In the studio

Not sure yet if she's recording an entire new album or something else, but lately Avril Lavigne has been tweeting about spending hours and hours in the recording studio! Now the the Black Star Tour is over, it's time to start recording the followup to Avril's great album Goodbye Lullabye, so I'm hoping she is indeed recording her new album.

We can never have too much Avril music!

Rihanna wireless

UK Rihanna Navy! Get access to tickets from 01:00 (1am) on Thursday 17 November for Rihanna at Barclaycard Wireless on Sunday 8 July 2012! Simply pre-order Rihanna's hotly tipped new album, `Talk That Talk', for only £7.99, along with your Barclaycard Wireless tickets. Rihanna's album and tickets are sold together as a bundle. The CD album will be delivered by Universal Music by the 21 November or 14 days from purchase if booked from 18 November. Get yours HERE!

A very Gaga Thanksgiving - trailer

Watch a brand new trailer for Lady Gaga's Thanksgiving speicial, which airs on Thursday, November 24th on ABC.

Looks great! I will the entire special as soon as it hits YouTube next week!

Jurassic Park - the ride

I already showed you the Jurassic Park ride from Universal Studios Islands Of Adventure in orlando a couple of months ago, but it turned out the original, at Universal Studios Hollywood, is even better! Check out this awesome ride above!

Essential Celine Dion 3.0

There’s something new at Celine Dion's Official Store  The Boutique! The ‘Essential Celine Dion 3.0’ limited edition 3-CD compilation is now available at The Boutique! Rediscover Celine’s biggest hits as well as some of her rare tracks. Fall in love with the new vocal and musical arrangements of the tracks that have marked her career. Don’t delay, complete you collection with this CD! Don’t forget that TeamCeline members enjoy great discounts on all merchandise at The Boutique.

10x Light Years

Today's top ten: my ten favorite songs from Kylie Minogue's fantastic Light Years album. Here we go:

1) Your Disco Needs You
2) So Now Goodbye
3) I'm So High
4) On A Night Like This
5) Disco Down
6) Bittersweet Goodbye
7) Loveboat
8) Light Years
9) Under The Influence Of Love
10) Spinning Around

What are yours?

Nothing to hide?

A California pastor says marriage supporters have nothing to hide in the Proposition 8 trial, but he still doesn't think the video footage from the case should be released.
Proponents of Proposition 8 are asking the San Francisco-based Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to keep the tapes of last year's controversial trial sealed, as they fear their release would "present limitless opportunities for partisans to make one side look good and the other side look bad." They say the recordings would also give gay activists the chance to flood the Internet with biased video clips.

And even though the situation brings up privacy issues, Lou Sheldon (pictured above) of hate group Traditional Values Coalition (TVC) assures that supporters of traditional marriage have nothing to hide.

"Is marriage something the people can vote on in California? Do we have the right of petition? Is the initiative process constitutional to begin with? Therefore, if it is constitutional, then we're on solid ground," he reasons.
Well, if they 'have nothing to hide', then there's no reason at all to keep these videos a secret. Or are, as usual, the conservatives afraid of getting exposed for their hateful comments?

Shark attack

Discovery Channel aired this pretty scary video of an actual Great White Shark attack. Check it out above.

Love you like a love song

Selena Gomez sings “Love You Like A Love Song” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in an episode which aired on Thursday

Box office record

Twilight fans came out in force Friday and made sure Breaking Dawn Part 1 broke records.

The Twilight Saga may be drawing to a close, but there's nothing close to a slowdown at the box office. Estimates put the Friday numbers for the second-to-last entry in the series at $138 million around the world, as "Breaking Dawn" rolled out in 54 global markets. The domestic box-office received a welcome 11 percent boost from the same period last year, thanks to the legions of Twilight fans.

A lot of action

Daniel Craig filmed scenes for the new James Bond movie, Skyfall, in Trafalgar Square today in London, England.

"It, I think, has all the elements of a classic Bond movie, including, to quell any rumours, a lot of action,” director Sam Mendes said during a recent press conference.

Though he was tight-lipped on details, Sam shared that British actor Ben Whishaw “will be playing a part I can’t tell you about … and Albert Finney, who will also be playing a part I can tell you nothing about in scenes that I can’t really tell you about and Ralph Fiennes, who, similarly, I can give you very little information about.”

Be in the video

Kelly Clarkson is inviting fans to be a part of the video for What Doesn't Kill You by joining her in a global flash mob.

“Check out the routine in the video below. Learn it with me and get your cameras ready to record you and your friends rocking these moves in a unique location that shows where you are in the world,” Kelly wrote on her website.

You have until Wednesday, November 30, to submit your videos on!

“Maybe you’ll see it in my music video!! I can’t wait to see your submissions. Remember to be creative, but keep it safe and legal! Thanks for participating!” Kelly added.

W.E. - trailer

In 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated his throne for the "woman [he] loved." That woman? Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American socialite, who had stolen King Edward's heart. So, did they live happily ever after? That's the crux of 'W.E.,' the new film from director Madonna that tells the story of Wallis and Edward (the titular W.E.) through the eyes of a lonely New Yorker named Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish).

Watch the full trailer by clicking here.

Tsar Bomba

I just saw this quite impressive footage of the explosion of the Tsar Bomba, the biggest hydrogen bomb ever detonated. 50 Megatons were tested by the Russians in 1961, in what was later to be called The Kin Of All Bombs.

The results are very scary, check out the video above.

The Sun goes Gaga

It doesn't happen very often tabloid newspapers get the chance to interview superstars (since they print so many lies about them, usually the stars are reluctant to talk to them) but this time, The Sun was able to get an interview with none other than Lady Gaga.

Click here to read!


Tonight on Dutch television: Breach, starring Ryan Phillippe, Chris Cooper and Laura Linney.

Friday, November 18, 2011

10x American Life

You all know I'm not that much of a Madonna fan anymore, but still I consider American Life, released in 2003 one of her best albums ever. In fact, I consider it one of the best albums of all times. So, today's top ten list is my ten favorite songs from American Life. Here we go:

1) Nothing Fails
2) Nobody Knows Me
3) Die Another Day
4) Love Profusion
5) Intervention
6) American Life
7) Hollywood
8) X-tatic Process
9) Easy Ride
10) Mother And Father

What are yours?

Pre-order Aphrodite Les Folies

Kylie Minogue's fantastic Aphrodite Les Folies World Tour (the tour, not just of the year, but of the decade, or even century) will be released on November 28th, and you can now pre-order it on a 1 DVD/2 CD set on Both the DVD and the 2CD will feature the entire show, so you can choose if you want to actually see the glorious show, or just listen to the pop-perfect music! Best thing about it? The entire set comes for only EUR 17,50.

Click here to order the DVD set, and here to choose the Blu-ray set. Either way, you'll love it!

I've heard it hurts

Katy Perry went on the Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about future family plans.

“I’d love to have children,” Katy said. “That’s one of the reasons you want to get married. That person’s going to be a good partner and parent. I’m not sure it’s yet but we’ll see. If it doesn’t hurt the first time then I’ll keep popping them out.”

Then after a pause, she added: “Well, we’ll see. I’ve heard it hurts.”

My cointreau

Dita von Teese promotes My Cointreau Travel Essentials at a photo shoot on Tuesday at The Royalton Hotel in New York City.

“Rip-roaring good times at my Cointreau party w/ @murray_hill last night! En route to Miami for round 2!” Dita wrote on her WhoSay page the next day.

My Cointreau Travel Essentials is a vintage-inspired valise featuring a jigger for measuring, an essential bar spoon, glasses, a silver shaker, a special Cointreau atomizer, a limited edition bottle from the brand, as well as a leather-bound notebook for recipes.

It's all your fault

Easily the best song P!nk has ever recorded: It's All Your Fault, now complete with lyrics. Check it out.

Backstage picture

Lady gaga just posted this new backstage picture, taken during the Monster Ball Tour on her Facebook page. The picture was taken for her upcoming new coffee table book Lady Gaga vs. Terry Richardson, which will be released in just four days.

Unsafe practice

A lack of adequate safety protocols at Walt Disney World contributed to a 2009 collision between two monorail trains that killed a 21-year-old resort employee, federal investigators said Monday, concluding an investigation that took nearly two-and-a-half years.

The National Transportation Safety Board, in a 14-page report released on the afternoon of Halloween, cited a pair of employee errors as the primary causes of the July 5, 2009, accident, which occurred when one train traveling in reverse slammed into another, killing the second train's driver, 21-year-old Austin Wuennenberg of Kissimmmee.

But the federal agency added that "Walt Disney World Resort's lack of standard operating procedures leading to an unsafe practice when reversing trains" also contributed to the tragedy.

NTSB is the second federal agency to cite Disney for its role in the accident. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Disney with four safety violations in December 2009 following its probe into the accident and ultimately fined the resort $35,200.

Prelude pathetique

Lady Gaga has released a sneak peek at her new music video for "Marry The Night." The short clip is a part of the 8-minute prelude to the video, titled "The Prelude Pathétique" and inspired by Beethoven's Sonata Pathétique.

‎"When I look back on my life, it’s not that I don’t want to see things exactly as they happened, it’s just that I prefer to remember them in an artistic way," Gaga says in the video. "And truthfully, the lie of it all is much more honest because I invented it."

The singer is set to unveil the full visual later this month. This will be Gaga's longest video to date, as well as the first she directed entirely by herself. Among other people working on the clip are Darius Khondji (cinematography) and Gideon Ponte (art direction).

Garden state equality

The court tussle over homosexual unions continues in New Jersey, as a Superior Court judge has agreed to hear from activists who are trying to enact gay marriage. Civil unions are legal for same-gender pairs in New Jersey, but Garden State Equality argued earlier this month that that is not good enough, as gays and lesbians  should have the right to marry. And rightly so!

Garden State Equality claims that denying the right to marriage violates both the U.S. and the state constitution, which of course is true. Hopefully they'll win!

We found love

Last night, Rihanna performed her latest smash hit single We Found Love live at the USA version of The X Factor. Then again, it looks like she lipsynced the ntire performance, so perhaps live isn't the best way to describe it. Also, she totally ripped off the background set from Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour.

Check out her performance above.

Emotional impact

Leonardo DiCaprio is shooting his new movie Great Gatsby in 3D. Here's what leo had to say:

“What’s really cool is working with director Baz Luhrmann (you know him from Romeo + Julliet, Moulin Rouge and Australia) and this 3D format that’s being used for drama. Most of the time, you associate 3D with the spectacle of it, but he really wants to use 3D to create emotional impact with the characters and almost use it like what it would be like to immerse yourself in a theater production,”

Parting ways

Lady Gaga recently parted ways with her longtime choreographer and creative director, Laurieann Gibson. “Recently, Lady Gaga was motivated to take the helm of the creative direction of her career and as such I decided to step away,” Laurieann told THR.

“I am extremely proud of her, and in stepping away I wish her all the best. I look forward to continuing my work with notable artists, as well as new artists that are part of my Interscope Records deal, and the upcoming seasons of my TV shows,” she added.

Superior compliment

Ashton Kutcher is on the cover of the latest issue of Men's health. Here are some quotes from the interview:

On the best relationship advice he’s ever gotten: “I think it’s all about working on the relationship and making it better … when it’s good. Don’t wait for a problem to work on things. The goal is not to get into a relationship; the goal is to be in a relationship.”

On what compliment he would most like to receive from a woman: “I would just like a woman someday, somewhere, at some point in my life to say to me, ‘You’re a great listener.’ Haven’t heard it yet, and that’s a superior compliment to get from a woman. But I’m going to work on it.”

Summer crossing

Scarlett Johansson is making her big screen directorial debut. Scarlett will direct an adaptation of Truman Capote’s lost novella Summer Crossing.

The story, written in the 1940s and lost for 50 years until it was recovered and published, “is set in New York when Gotham was emerging from the trauma of World War II and centers on an 18-year-old girl breaking free of her rich, smothering, family to discover her own identity and sexuality,” Variety reports.
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