"I've walked the floor. I came once when my husband (Brian Austin Green) was here for (TV drama) Sarah Connor. I wasn't promoting anything. I came in a Star Wars T‑shirt, and I walked around and nobody bothered me one time." Megan Fox feels at home at the Comic-Con convention in San Diego, California. The actress will be there this weekend (25-27Jul14) to promote Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Soul songwriter/guitarist Teenie Hodges has died, aged 68. Mabon 'Teenie' Hodges passed away on Sunday (22Jun14) at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas due to complications from emphysema. His death comes just three months after a pneumonia scare landed him in hospital following an appearance at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas in March (14).
Family friend Lawrence 'Boo' Mitchell tells The Commercial Appeal newspaper, "It's a huge blow to Memphis music. Teenie was an icon as a songwriter and guitarist. Guitarists all around the world loved and imitated his playing. But Teenie... man, he was one of a kind."
Hodges, who is credited with helping shape the music scene in Memphis, Tennessee, played guitar in bands from the age of 12.
In 1965, he joined his two brothers in Hi Rhythm Section, the house band which worked on hit soul recordings with Al Green, Ann Pebbles, Otis Clay and Syl Johnson. He is most famous for co-writing Green's hits Take Me to the River and Love and Happiness.
A short film about his career, titled Mabon Teenie Hodges: A Portrait of a Memphis Soul Original, was released in 2013. He also featured in a documentary called Take Me To The River, which was shown at SXSW this year (14).
Grammy Award-winning producer Mark Ronson expressed his sadness at the news on Twitter.com on Tuesday (24Jun14), writing, "So sad to hear that Teenie Hodges has passed away. He's one of the greatest soul guitar players ever + he co wrote 'Love And Happiness'. RIP (rest in peace)... Teenie Hodges was also an incredibly kind dude who I had the good fortune to spend time around back in March. Alot (sic) of people will miss him."
Sexy star Megan Fox and her husband Brian Austin Green have bought late crooner Bing Crosby's former home in Toluca Lake, California. The couple paid over $3 million (£1.9 million) for the modernised ranch home, according to TMZ.com.
Hollywood beauty Megan Fox plans to make just one movie a year to support her family after confessing she has lost her passion for acting since becoming a mother. The Transformers star welcomed her first child, son Noah, in September, 2012, and she became a mum for a second time earlier this year (Feb14), when she gave birth to a boy named Bodhi.
Fox, who is married to actor Brian Austin Green, reveals having two children so close in age means "total chaos" at home and she is still learning how to balance her time between her boys.
She tells Parents.com, "It's hard because I don't feel like I'm ever giving either one of them 100 per cent of my attention or 100 per cent of myself, so I carry a lot of guilt. Do they each understand how special they are and how much I love them...? It's hard to make each one feel like an individual when you have to raise them together and manage them together all of the time."
The actress, who is currently promoting the forthcoming live-action remake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, has not signed up to any new projects since Bodhi's arrival, and Fox admits she would rather focus on raising her kids than building on her career, because she struggles with the guilt that comes with being a working mother.
She explains, "I've never been an extraordinarily ambitious girl or career-oriented, but especially once I got pregnant with my first son and now (having) my second, it's so hard to be a working mom especially when your heart is not in your work, when your heart is with your family."
However, Fox insists she won't disappear from the big screen completely: "I have to make one movie a year because I have to invest in their future and I have to be able to pay their way through college and be able to provide for them."
She adds, "It's all about trying to spend as little time away from my kids as possible."
Lady Gaga has threatened to reignite the controversy over her heavily-criticised performance at the South by Southwest festival by showing off a painting given to her by the 'vomit artist' who shared the stage. The pop superstar hit headlines by teaming up with performance artist Millie Brown, who threw up green and black liquid over the singer during her show at the event in Austin, Texas last month (Mar14).
Gaga was accused of glamorising eating disorders by promoting vomit painting, and she has now revived the debate by publishing a photograph of an artwork given to her by Brown.
The Poker Face star posted a snap of the vomit piece on her Littlemonsters.com website, adding in a caption, "Millie Brown made this for me, she said it was 'ARTPOP' and represented our artistic revolution. I'm so happy people are talking about art more. We must keep it alive."
Gaga's vomit stunt previously came under fire from fellow singer Demi Lovato, who has battled eating disorders in the past, but the kooky star defended her decision to promote vomit painting by insisting the practice is "art in its purest form".
New mum Megan Fox has headed back to work just seven weeks after giving birth to her second child. The actress was photographed back on the Los Angeles set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Tuesday (01Apr14) for re-shoots after completing filming on the forthcoming movie in New York last summer (13). Fox and her husband Brian Austin Green welcomed son Bodhi Ransom on 12 February (14), a brother for 18-month-old Noah Shannon.
One Direction and Jennifer Lawrence were the toast of the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday (29Mar14), but skipped getting slimed by not showing up. The boyband stars, who also led the charge at last year's (13) prizegiving, were named winners of two top awards - Favorite Music Group and Favorite Song for Story Of My Life.
Meanwhile, in the movie categories, Lawrence picked up Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Female Buttkicker for her turn as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The film was also named Favorite Movie.
Selena Gomez was on hand to claim her prize for Favorite Female Singer, and grew emotional as she collected the ceremony's blimp-themed trophy.
She said, "Thank you so much. This has been such an amazing year already for me and I just have to say that you guys have been the most loyal, dedicated people in my life, because you continuously, every year, bless me with the opportunity to do what I love, so thank you so much. You guys are awesome, and this is for you. So, thank you."
Justin Timberlake, another no-show, was named Favorite Male Singer, while Adam Sandler collected his prize for Favorite Movie Actor.
As usual, some celebrities weren't so lucky, and instead of walking away with awards, sloped off the stage covered in the event's famous green gunge. Host Mark Wahlberg, Kaley Cuoco and Cody Simpson were among the slimed stars.
The full list of winners at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards is:
Favorite Movie - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Favorite Movie Actor - Adam Sandler (Grown-Ups 2)
Favorite Movie Actress - Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
Favorite Animated Movie - Frozen
Favorite Voice From An Animated Animated Movie - Miranda Cosgrove (Despicable Me 2)
Favorite Male Buttkicker - Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man 3)
Favorite Female Buttkicker - Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
Favorite TV Show - Austin & Ally
Favorite TV Actress - Ariana Grande (Sam & Kat)
Favorite Reality Show - Wipeout
Favorite Cartoon - Spongebob Squarepants
Favorite Animated Animal Sidekick - Patrick Star (Spongebob Squarepants)
Favorite Music Group - One Direction
Favorite Male Singer - Justin Timberlake
Favorite Female Singer - Selena Gomez
Favorite Song - Story Of My Life (One Direction)
Favorite Book - Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
Favorite Funny Star - Kevin Hart
Favorite Video Game - Just Dance 2014
Lifetime Achievement Award - Dan Schneider.
Lady Gaga has hit back at Demi Lovato after the singer accused her of glamorising eating disorders by performing with a vomit artist at the recent South by Southwest festival. The Poker Face came under fire over her controversial performance at the event in Austin, Texas earlier this month (Mar14), when an artist threw up green and black liquid all over her body.
Lovato, who has battled her own eating disorders in the past, publicly criticised Gaga, accusing her of pushing impressionable young fans towards bulimia.
In a series of posts in Twitter.com, she wrote, "Sad... As if we didn't have enough people glamorising eat disorders already... Putting the word ART in it isn't a free card to do whatever you want without consequences."
Gaga has now responded to Lovato's concerns, insisting she supports the young star in her recovery and didn't mean to address the subject of eating disorders by featuring vomiting in her show.
She tells E! News, "I have struggled with an eating disorder for over 10 years, and I take that very seriously. I take the struggle of others very seriously. I am very supportive of Demi's struggle and her recovery, as well as the recovery of anyone who is suffering from that. But this performance had absolutely nothing to do with any eating disorder, and we never intended for it to be taken that way. I'm really proud of the performance and really stand by the message of rage and pain that we were trying to express in that moment."
Lady Gaga has defended her vomit performance as "art in its purest form" and insisted she has no regrets over the controversial show. The Poker Face singer was accused of glamorising eating disorder bulimia by sharing the stage with 'vomit artist' Millie Brown, who threw up green liquid on the singer during her set at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas earlier this month (Mar14).
The performance attracted criticism from fellow pop star Demi Lovato, who claimed Gaga's show could encourage impressionable youngsters to copy her, and a group of fans who launched a petition urging the singer to sever ties with Brown.
However, Gaga is unrepentant despite the criticism, telling America's Today show, "I guess we weren't completely surprised (about the controversy). Millie and I know that not everybody's going to love that performance... But we both really believe in artistic expression and strong identities and I support her and what she does.... For us, that performance was art in its purest form. But we totally understand that some people won't be into it... Did we want the controversy? I suppose it doesn't matter."
Gaga goes on to insist she just aimed to entertain the audience, adding, "We don't make things for any intention in particular other than in the spirit of entertaining the crowd and creating something that is really for the moment. It wasn't meant for the Today show. It was meant for a club performance in Austin, and we had a great time."
When asked whether she has any regrets about decisions she has made, the pop star concludes, "I feel like everything happens for a reason. I think you learn every time there's a challenge in your life. I wouldn't want my fans to have any regrets in their own lives, so I would say no."
Lady Gaga has posted a picture of herself washing green vomit from her skin following her controversial performance at the South by Southwest festival in Texas. The Poker Face star hit the stage at Stubb's BBQ restaurant on Thursday night (13Mar14) for her first ever gig at the SXSW event in Austin, and she made headlines by inviting a self-proclaimed 'vomit artist' to share the stage with her.
The woman threw up green and black liquid over the singer during the show as part of a performance art piece, and Gaga shared her extensive post-gig ablutions in a candid snap for fans posted on her Littlemonsters.com website.
The singer published a picture of herself floating naked in a bath of murky green water after the show, with the caption, "I loved every moment with you Austin. Last night's show healed my soul. Creative Rebellion is ARTPOP. Release yourself from every expectation. Be free."