Rapper Snoop Dogg put on a saucy show for revellers at Britain's Bestival festival on Saturday night (07Sep13) by enjoying an onstage lap dance during his rain-soaked set. The hip-hop star took to the stage to headline the second night of the U.K. music event, performing under his well known moniker instead of his reggae alter-ego Snoop Lion, and thrilled the crowd with hits including Doggystyle, Drop it Like it's Hot and Wet.
He performed part of his Katy Perry collaboration California Gurls, as well as a rendition of Calvin Harris' Feel So Close, while he also covered a saucy Akon song, I Wanna F**k You, while receiving a lap dance.
Snoop Dogg's set was marred by heavy rain, which also blighted most of the festival's second day. Bastille played through the rain, while rockers Franz Ferdinand were also soaked during their time on stage.
The festival closes on Sunday (08Sep13) with performances from acts including Nile Rodgers and Chic, Tom Odell and Sir Elton John.
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It seems a bit odd to take on a movie review of Courtney Solomon's Getaway, as only in the loosest terms is Getaway actually a movie. We begin without questions — other than a vague and frustrating "What the hell is going on?" — and end without answers, watching Ethan Hawke drive his car into things (and people) for the hour and a half in between. We learn very little along the way, probed to engage in the mystery of the journey. But we don't, because there's no reason to.
There's not a single reason to wonder about any of the things that happen to Hawke's former racecar driver/reformed criminal — forced to carry out a series of felonious commands by a mysterious stranger who is holding his wife hostage — because there doesn't seem to be a single ounce of thought poured into him beyond what he see. We learn, via exposition delivered by him to gun-toting computer whiz Selena Gomez, that he "did some bad things" before meeting the love of his life and deciding to put that all behind him. Then, we stop learning. We stop thinking. We start crashing into police cars and Christmas trees and power plants.
Why is Selena Gomez along for the ride? Well, the beginnings of her involvement are defensible: Hawke is carrying out his slew of vehicular crimes in a stolen car. It's her car. And she's on a rampage to get it back. But unaware of what she's getting herself into, Gomez confronts an idling Hawke with a gun, is yanked into the automobile, and forced to sit shotgun while the rest of the driver's "assignments" are carried out. But her willingness to stick by Hawke after hearing his story is ludicrous. Their immediate bickering falls closer to catty sexual tension than it does to genuine derision and fear (you know, the sort of feelings you'd have for someone who held you up or forced you into accessorizing a buffet of life-threatening crimes).
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The "gradual" reversal of their relationship is treated like something we should root for. But with so little meat packed into either character, the interwoven scenes of Hawke and Gomez warming up to each other and becoming a team in the quest to save the former's wife serve more than anything else as a breather from all the grotesque, impatient, deliberately unappealing scenes of city wreckage.
And as far as consolidating the mystery, the film isn't interested in that either, as evidenced by its final moments. Instead of pressing focus on the answers to whatever questions we may have, the movie's ultimate reveal is so weak, unsubstantial, and entirely disconnected to the story entirely, that it seems almost offensive to whatever semblance of a film might exist here to go out on this note. Offensive to the idea of film and story in general, as a matter of fact. But Getaway isn't concerned with these notions. Not with story, character, logic, or humanity. It just wants to show us a bunch of car crashes and explosions. So you'd think it might have at least made those look a little better.
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Sir Elton John is recovering from his recent surgery on a sun-soaked break in the south of France. The Rocket Man axed all his summer (13) shows after he fell sick with appendicitis last month (Jul13) and he underwent an operation to treat the condition in Monaco on 1 August (13).
He has now been spotted out and about for the first time since the surgery, enjoying a break in St. Tropez, France with his partner David Furnish.
The couple has been pictured soaking up the sun on a yacht with their two sons and a group of friends, including actor Neil Patrick Harris, his partner David Burtka and their two children.
Actor Neil Patrick Harris was one of the first of Sir Elton John and David Furnish's celebrity pals to learn they were set to become parents in 2010 after sharing his own baby secret with the producer. The Smurfs star had been keeping quiet that he and his partner David Burkta were going to become dads to twins via a surrogate mother in October 2010, but when he bumped into Furnish unexpectedly, he decided to open up about their plans to start a family.
Ironically, the Rocket Man and his longterm partner had also entered the same process to welcome a child of their own in December, 2010, so Harris and Furnish struck up a close bond over their shared secrets.
The actor tells U.S. talk show host Conan O'Brien, "We hadn't told anyone we were having kids and I ran into David Furnish on a trip and we just confided in one another. (I said), 'I'm surprised to tell you we're having kids through surrogacy in a couple of months.' And he kind of blanched and looked around to make sure really no one was paying attention, and he said, 'We're having a kid through surrogacy, like on Christmas Eve.' So we kinda bonded over that."
Harris and Burkta are now parents to twins Gideon and Harper, while Elton and Furnish welcomed little Elijah, a younger brother for two-year-old Zachary, in January (13).
Actor Neil Patrick Harris is planning to shave off his eyebrows ahead of his Broadway return in Hedwig And The Angry Inch next year (14) to save time in the make-up chair as he transforms into a transgender German rock star. The Smurfs star will don drag to lead the cast in the revival of the cult show, which is based on John Cameron Mitchell's book of the same name, but he had no idea how much preparation the role would entail.
Harris, who will soon start learning how to walk in high heels for the part, tells U.S. talk show host Conan O'Brien, "I'm gonna have to be all dragged out for the show... I'm freaking out, how do you prepare for that?
"Someone said to me, you should shave your eyebrows... because, in drag..., if you don't shave your eyebrows you have to glue stick the whole eyebrow and then blow it dry and then do it again. Like six times for each eye, and then you paint... the feminine eyebrows above it. So you can either do that, which takes forever, or you can just shave your eyebrows...
"I'm more worried about the eyebrows than having to tuck my weiner down with duct tape!"
Calling all Gleeks! Are you ready for a brand new season of sensational songs, high-energy performances, and jaw-dripping drama? Well, then get excited because we're just a few short months away from premiere and the first celebrity guest star of Season 5 has just been announced!
Hollywood.com has confirmed that American Idol star Adam Lambert will be joining the cast of Glee for Season 5. No news has been released just yet regarding the number of episodes Lambert will star in or who his character will be. However, we do know one thing: he’s got some big shoes to fill!
Glee is a champion when it comes to snagging celebrity guest stars. It doesn’t matter if that A-lister appears for a brief one-episode cameo or shimmy and shakes for a whole season — Glee always knows how to attract the big names. So let's take a look at the top ten Glee guest stars of all time and see if Lambert has what it takes to blow these talented celebs out of the McKinley Hall of Fame.
1. Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson joined Glee in Season 4 as Rachel's terrifyingly fabulous dance teacher Cassie July. She was fierce, fabulous, and a complete and total badass. Plus, her dance movies were incredible and her abs made us want to cry from jealousy.
2. Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel — also known as the flawless queen of everything ever — has appeared on Glee for multiple episodes. The Broadway legend plays Shelby Cocoran, Rachel’s mother and the woman who adopted Quinn’s baby girl Beth from Season 1. Menzel has graced us with many songs, but when she sings with her onscreen daughter life is especially perfect.
3. Sarah Jessica Parker
The former Sex and the City star joined the New York side of Glee in Season 4 as Isabelle Wright, Kurt’s boss at Vogue.com. Parker stunned us with her Carrie Bradshaw-esque personality and lead one of the most energetic and creative performances of the season with "Let’s Have a Kiki."
4. Matt Bomer
As Blaine’s older brother, Cooper Anderson, Matt Bomer joined Glee for one episode and pretty much made every girl and guy swoon. As an overly confident singer/actor, Cooper Anderson often overshadows his younger brother — but hey, when you're the star of the Free Credit Rating Today commercials it's hard not to let that fame get to your head.
5. Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow entered the halls of McKinley High in Season 2 as Holly Holiday, a substitute teacher who helped to loosen things up a bit in the glee club. She was energetic, fun, and oh-so talented. Plus, she helped bring one of the greatest couples ever — Brittana, duh! — together and for that we will always be eternally grateful.
6. John Stamos
Super hot Uncle Jesse — um... we mean John Stamos — came to Glee in Season 2 as Emma’s newest beau-turned-husband. Although the marriage didn't last long, we were still graced with a few performances from this heartthrob.
7. Kristin Chenoweth
Another Broadway legend, Kristin Chenoweth, has made multiple appearances on Glee throughout the years. Playing April Rhodes, Will's former high school crush, Chenoweth has popped in an out of Lima, but she always brings lots of energy with her when she returns.
8. Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin shook his bon bon on one episode of Glee in Season 3 as David Martinez, the uber sexy Spanish teacher. Martin was mucho caliente in "The Spanish Teacher" and we're beyond bummed that we haven't seen him since.
9. Jonathan Groff
Jesse St. James is a recurring character that Jonathan Groff introduced Gleeks to in Season 1. He's cocky, talented, and seems to get underneath Rachel's skin like no one else can. All we know is that Groff is wickedly talented and we'd pay money to watch him sit in a room and just breathe.
10. Neil Patrick Harris
It's Neil Patrick Harris, need we say more? This Tony legend has only appeared on Glee once, but goodness gracious it was one hell of an episode — he even won an Emmy for it! Back in Season 1, Harris played Bryan, Will's former rival and star of the Glee club. Fingers crossed he finds his way back to McKinley this year for another episode.
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Despite the reverberating poetry of one Adele Adkins, this is not the end for Skyfall director Sam Mendes — the filmmaker who instilled a new, dark flavor into Daniel Craig's James Bond for the character's 23rd go at the big screen is officially on board to direct the next 007 feature, as confirmed Sony Pictures via Deadline.
Mendes will be the first filmmaker to direct two consecutive Bond exploits since John Glen concluded his reign over the franchise in 1989. The American Beauty director made Skyfall the eighth highest grossing pictures in world history, forgoing the wizbang gadgetry of his predecessors in favor of a more slow-paced, sensitive severity.
The next Bond flick will also star Craig, and should advance Naomi Harris' Moneypenny to a spotlight role (per the conclusion of Skyfall). Though we'll sadly be without Judi Dench's M, we might be able to hope for a bit more Q (Ben Whishaw) in the follow-up. All that and Mendes back on board makes Bond 24 one of the most attractive blockbuster promises in the foreseeable future. Or at least relatively foreseeable.
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Actor Neil Patrick Harris is returning to the New York stage to star as a transgender East German singer in the Broadway debut of cult rock musical Hedwig And The Angry Inch. The Smurfs star will don drag to lead the cast in the show revival, which is based on John Cameron Mitchell's book of the same name. The author/actor starred in the original stage production, which premiered Off Broadway in 1998, and also took on the title role for the 2001 film adaptation.
Giving his blessing for Harris to take over the job, Mitchell says, "Who better to pass the wig to but the finest entertainer of his generation?"
A statement released by Harris reads: "It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime role and I can't wait to begin the journey."
Hedwig and the Angry Inch will launch next spring (14), although the theatre and further casting details have yet to be announced.
Harris is no stranger to the Broadway community - he performed in a 2004 production of Assassins, and previously starred in Proof (2000) and Cabaret (1998), while he hosted the Tony Awards for the fourth time earlier this month (Jun13).
South Carolina duo Shovels & Rope lead the 2013 Americana Music Association Awards nominations after picking up four nods at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning (14May13). Bandmates Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst will compete for Best Album, Best Emerging Artist, Best Duo or Group and Best Song trophies at the awards show in September (13).
Buddy Miller, who performed at the nominations announcement, and Emmylou Harris received three nominations each.
The awards will be held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee on 18 September.
Harris is up for Best Artist, Best Album and Best Duo or Group honours for her album collaboration with Rodney Crowell, Old Yellow Moon.
Richard Thompson, JD McPherson and John Fullbright received two nominations each
New TV series are coming out of every nook and cranny in the observable world nowadays. Amazon got it on the trend, while Netflix has been working fast on its own line of original content, becoming more popular than most cable networks (including HBO) in the process. Now, Yahoo is getting into the programming game with six new shows. Not to mention the back seats of taxi cabs. Where does it end? And do we even want it to? Taking a look at Yahoo's forthcoming slate, we're not quite sure where we stand.
Among the likes of Yahoo's six new prospects, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, are two cooking programs, a style piece, and a sex talk show with a Full House alum... so you know, all the basics. Check out the list below:
Losing Your Virginity with John StamosA talk series that has Full House and Glee star John Stamos interviewing celebrities about their "first times."
Tiny CommandoA high-concept comedy featuring The Office and The Hangover star Ed Helms as a four-inch-tall private investigator, working alongside Gillian Jacobs (Community) and Zachary Levi (Chuck) to solve big crimes. Sounds kind of familiar...
Cinema & SpiceA combination cooking show and film discussion, delivered by Spill.com contributor Julianna Strickland and Natasha Feldman.
Grill GirlsAnother cooking show, featuring Chef Megan Mitchell.
We Need HelpA comedic series centered on actresses and friends Cheryl Hines and Rachael Harris and their beleaguered joint assistant.
Fashion RecipeStylist Brett Alan Nelson monopolizes on the opportunities in various articles of clothing.
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