The Wanted singer Nathan Sykes is dating Ariana Grande after they grew close recording a duet together, according to a U.S. report. The pop star and the Victorious actress teamed up in a studio for a version of Almost Is Never Enough, which features on the soundtrack for new action movie The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
They grew close during the collaboration and are now officially dating, according to editors at UsWeekly magazine.
A source tells the publication, "It's very, very new," and another insider adds, "Nate sends her flowers every day."
Grande reportedly split from YouTube prankster/comedian Jai Brooks earlier this year (13), and Sykes was last known to be dating Amy Winehouse's goddaughter Dionne Bromfield.
Troubled British rocker Pete Doherty is sleeping at the thrift store he has opened in London to sell off his junk. The former The Libertines star launched the shop in the Camden area of the city earlier this month (Aug13) to sell a bizarre range of memorabilia including antique storage tins, vintage clocks, lamps, jewellery, and bottles with a handwritten message stuffed inside.
The singer/songwriter is even spending time working as a sales assistant at the store - titled Doherty & Martin: The Rag & Bone Collection - and now it has emerged he has also spent several nights sleeping there.
A journalist from Noisey.vice.com witnessed Doherty, who is based in Paris, France, asleep with his head on a typewriter at the shop earlier this month, and now the star's business partner, Suzi Martin, has revealed he sometimes stays overnight at the property.
She tells NME.com, "He locked himself in the other night to decorate a wall. He drops in and out between preparations for his tour and painting for his exhibition later on in the month."
Martin also denied reports suggesting the singer is selling cigarette butts smoked by stars including Amy Winehouse, adding, "(It's a) joke that has gotten out of hand. We don't sell cigarette butts. There are ashtrays all over the shop with (Doherty's) cigarettes in. It's like, if people want to pay 200 quid (pounds) for that, we're not going to say no, but we're not selling them."
One of Britain's leading Amy Winehouse impersonators is to perform for the tragic singer's parents at a fundraising event to mark the star's 30th birthday next month (Sep13). A special evening, in aid of the Amy Winehouse Foundation, will be held at a venue in Hampshire, England and the star attraction will be Laura Butler, who has received critical acclaim across Europe for her tribute act in honour of the Back to Black hitmaker.
Winehouse's parents Mitch and Janis will attend the event, dubbed Amy Winehouse's 30th Birthday Bash, on 13 September (13).
Winehouse died aged 27 from alcohol poisoning on 23 July, 2011.
British rocker Pete Doherty has set up a shop in London to sell off his personal items and memorabilia from his bands Babyshambles and The Libertines. The singer is working as a sales assistant in the store, which has opened in the U.K. capital's Camden area.
Doherty & Martin: The Rag & Bone Collection is filled with a collection of bizarre items including the butts of cigarettes smoked by famous pals including Doherty's ex-girlfriend Kate Moss and late singer Amy Winehouse.
A journalist from Noisey.vice.com reports, "There's enough Libertines, Babyshambles and Doherty memorabilia in there to fill a ballroom... I asked him (Doherty) where it's all come from. He shrugged and said 'I've brought it all out of storage, these are just the things that I wanted to sell'... It sells almost nothing of worth, for prices that are extraordinary. There are cigarette butts for £100 and wrapping paper for double that."
Doherty first discussed the shop with journalists from NME earlier this year (13), saying, "I've got fag (cigarette) butts that belong to Bobby Gillespie, Kate Moss and Amy Winehouse, and I've got Christmas paper that (soccer star) sent to the guy from Black Sabbath. All kinds of s**t, basically."
Comedian Will Arnett has reportedly embarked on a new romance with Billy Joel's ex-wife Katie Lee. The Despicable Me star split from his actress wife Amy Poehler last year (Sep12), and in April (13), he admitted he was not yet ready to start dating again as he was still coming to terms with the end of his nine-year marriage.
He told Details magazine, "I'm not officially dating. I don't really know what to do. Do you put an announcement in the trades (papers)? I'm dating! It all seems very scary to me, to be honest. So I'm kind of keeping pretty close counsel right now."
However, it appears Arnett has since had a change of heart and he began a relationship with celebrity chef Lee this summer (13), according to Eonline.com.
Lee was married to the legendary rocker for five years before parting ways in 2009.
Arnett isn't the only one moving on - Poehler is now dating fellow funnyman Nick Kroll.
Here at Hollywood.com, we're not Katy Kats or Little Monsters. We're just fans of celebrities and music. With that said, we are not going to add to the vitriol and pit Katy Perry and Lady Gaga against each other. They are both equally talented, smart, beautiful, and savvy women that put on a great live show and release fun pop music, and we respect that. And to be perfectly honest, we'd give up our liver and probably an arm to be either of them for two seconds, so there's no hate in this post. We're alumni of the Tina and Amy School of Women in Entertainment, not a group of middle school girls scalping each other over boys or popularity. We're here to support, not tear down.
While both "Applause" and "Roar" are simple, mind-numbingly repetitive (I gave up trying how many times Katy Perry sings "roar" — it's at least twice as much as Lady Gaga says "applause," and I just can't handle it), and nothing earth-shatteringly new. Neither is better (or worse) than the other. Both songs are perfect to jam out to while driving or staying motivated at the gym. Both singles have one word titles from albums with one word titles. The two songs are even similar in how they make the listener feel: the music pumps you and and is empowering. Also, both of these women are using the back and forth between their dedicated and intense fan-bases to drum up publicity for themselves to the point that they have each ranked among the most popular topics in pop culture, and are likely laughing at all of this over tea or Bellinis with Anna Wintour somewhere. This circus will likely result in several hundred thousands of digital downloads for the women in the first week alone of each album's opening.
So what if fans or critics chose "Roar" over "Applause"? Or ARTPOP over Prism? This isn't math class. There's no right answer to the question of what song or which singer is better. You can like one better, but don't threaten to light a rival fan on fire or harass them on Facebook (Mother Monster said not to, guys). The Haus of Gaga is churning out music and merchandise at the same speed and quality as Katy Perry (who, presumably, gets the job done while wearing lots of velour and scarves alongside John Mayer and her cats). These ladies are probably friends. If not, well, they should be. Can we avoid another Britney-Christina situation and actually just support each other for a change? I'm pretty sure even Whitney and Mariah were buddies. There's room on Billboard's Hot 100 for both of them. As of 9 AM on Tuesday, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga occupied the first and second spots on iTunes (respectively), passing Robin Thicke, Jay-Z, and Justin Timberlake.
Let's remember that there's that special place in hell for women who don't help each other out. And if you're paying attention, both Lady Gaga and Katy Perry come out winners because all of this "competition" is just a lot of media hoopla to get these artists at the top of the charts. Both songs are fun to sing and dance along to, both are equally cheesey pop nouveau classics, and both are already on my iPod.
So please, stop threatening to light me on fire, and remember, we're all on the same team here.
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British rocker Pete Doherty has denied reports he is sharing a home with former Hollywood child star Macaulay Culkin. The former Libertines frontman moved to Paris, France in 2009 in a desperate bid to escape his drug-fuelled lifestyle in the U.K., and earlier this year (13) it was reported he had taken in Culkin as a lodger.
However, Doherty has now spoken out to insist the rumour is untrue and stems from a brief meeting he had with the Home Alone star when he introduced the actor to his nine-year-old son Astile.
Doherty tells Q magazine, "He's (my son is) mad on Home Alone, I was trying to impress him."
The rocker also reveals he was joking when he recently boasted of selling cigarette butts smoked by Amy Winehouse and model Kate Moss to make money.
Moviemaker James Gunn has come under fire from fans of British actress Karen Gillan after she shaved her head for her role in his latest film Guardians Of The Galaxy. Gillan, who shot to fame as Doctor Who's companion Amy Pond in the hit sci-fi drama, showed off her drastic new look at the Comic-Con event in San Diego, California earlier this month (Jul13) and revealed she shed her long locks for her villainous character in the action movie.
Gunn claims he has been subjected to a barrage of abuse from devotees opposed to his leading lady's image overhaul and he took to his Twitter.com page last week (begs22Jul13) to ask critics to stop sending him hate mail.
He writes, "If you are sending me hate messages about making (Karen Gillan) shave her head, you might consider the overall state of your life."
It takes a lot of cojones (or maybe just complete stupidity) to make the same mistake twice. But that's just what New York mayoral candidate and former congressman Anthony Weiner managed to do when he got caught up in yet another sex scandal. In keeping with tradition, the newest issue of The New Yorker features a clever cartoon cover (say that three times fast) mocking this latest piece of news from the nefarious world of politics.
In the illustration for the August 5 issue, we see Anthony Weiner à la King Kong, straddling a strategically placed Empire State Building, but with a slightly, shall we say, risqué twist. As you've probably noticed, Weiner's scandal lends itself to countless parodies, late-night talk show jokes, and other sorts of fodder for hilarity. (Seriously, his name is Weiner.) But the barrage of media attention and comedic content inspired by his sexual indiscretions is nothing new or unusual. Rather, Weiner's scandal is just the latest in the slew of politicians' sordid affairs that have sparked full-on laugh riots in the comedy world. From fake campaign commercials to parody songs to just straight-up hilarious commentary, these are some of our favorite reactions to political sex scandals.
John EdwardsNorth Carolina Democrat John Edwards was once a state senator, nominee for Vice President, and candidate for President of the United States. But his political ambitions were dashed when news broke that he had fathered an illegimate child with his mistress and former campaign worker Rielle Hunter. The scandal, which caused a national outrage, also inspired an abundance of humorous parodies, including several Saturday Night Live sketches. And we can't forget MadTV's "Viva La Cheata," a musical parody of Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" starring Jerry O'Connell as Edwards.
Herman CainPresidential candidate hopeful Herman Cain was a frontrunner for the Republican Party nomination in 2011, but he was forced to suspend his campaign when four women sued him for sexual harrassment and misconduct. When the fourth season of Arrested Development premiered on Netflix this summer, fans were introduced to a new character named Herbert Love. Mr. Love, a bizarre conservative politician who has an affair with Lindsay Bluth Fünke, is an unmistakable caricature of Herman Cain. If you have a Netflix account, check out his role in the latter half of Season 4. And if you don't, change that.
Mark SanfordWhen South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford went missing for a few days in 2009, it didn't take too much investigative reporting to discover that the married politician was visiting his mistress in Argentina. On The Daily Show, Jon Stewart had a few hilarious choice words about the scandal, calling Sanford "just another politician with a conservative mind and a liberal penis."
Bill ClintonNothing epitomizes the political sex scandal quite like President Bill Clinton's Monica Lewinsky affair. There are too many jokes, songs, commentaries, and parodies to count, but one of our favorite takes on the scandal is Billy Bob Thornton's sleazy, womanizing American president character in Love Actually. Also, when the creators of baracksdubs decided to put together a presidential version of Robin Thicke's suggestive "Blurred Lines," there was no better fit than good ol' Bubba Clinton.
Eliot SpitzerIn 2008, New York governor Eliot Spitzer made headlines and was forced to resign when The New York Times reported that he had been a patron of a high-priced prostitution service called Emperors Club VIP. In all legal proceedings, Spitzer was referred to as Client #9, a moniker that inspired a musical parody of the scandal, set to the melody of Love Potion No. 9. Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler also had some hilariously incredulous commentary on the subject in their signature "Really!?!" segment.
Arnold SchwarzeneggerCalifornia governor and Kennedy husband Arnold Schwarzenegger seemed to have it all. That is, until it was revealed that he had an illegitimate child with one of his longtime household employees. The Governator's scandal prompted yet another brilliant "Really!?!" sketch (unfortunately sans Amy Poehler)
David VitterWhen Louisiana senator David Vitter was identified as a client of the the "D.C. Madam" prostitution service, he did not face criminal charges because of the statute of limiations. The Republican congressman did however face a wave of mockery from the press and public alike. Funny Or Die put together a fake campaign commercial with video footage of Vitter accompanied by captions like "David Vitter has a diaper fetish."
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