Rapper Nicki Minaj has mysteriously pushed the release of her new single Anaconda back a week.
The Starships hitmaker was planning on unveiling her track on Monday (28Jul14), but fans will have to wait until 4 August (14) to hear her new music.
Taking to Instagram.com on Sunday (27Jul14), Minaj posted a photo of her controversial cover art for Anaconda and added the caption, "My darlingz (sic), I've pushed the release of Anaconda to next week, Monday 8/4. I promise you will understand why before the week is out. Loveeeeeeee uuuuuu (sic)".
On Thursday (24Jul14), Minaj unveiled the cover for the single, which features the voluptuous star crouching down with her back towards the camera, wearing only a pink sports bra, blue Air Jordan sneakers, and a barely-there thong, exposing her bare butt.
Since posting the shot, a number of critics have taken aim at her for showing too much skin, but she shot back with her own defence in a series of pictures posted on Instagram.
Minaj posted photos of Sports Illustrated cover girls including Kate Upton, Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge, who are all prominently posing with tiny bikini bottoms and showing off their rear ends, along with a caption, "Acceptable".
She then reposted the Anaconda cover art and wrote, "Unacceptable".
Leading ladies Sandra Bullock and Rihanna were among those feted with top honours at the annual 2014 Guys Choice Awards. The ceremony, honouring all things men love, was filmed on Saturday (07Jun14) in Culver City, California, and aired in America on Wednesday (11Jun14) to reveal the full list of winners, which included some of Hollywood's standout women.
The first award of the night went to Rihanna for Most Desirable Woman, and during her acceptance speech she quipped, "Thank you for voting me for this at 26 (years old) because it all goes downhill from here."
Oscar winner Bullock was lauded with the biggest honour of the night with the Decade of Hotness award, and three of her former leading men, Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant, and Keanu Reeves, were on hand to present her with the trophy.
Accepting the prize, Bullock said, "I feel like I'm at my funeral. Decade of hotness? My question is, what decade? Because I have several under my belt.
"It really should be Decade of Hot Mess, that I can own. I do that well. And I'm still convinced because someone dropped out."
Bullock's A Time To Kill co-star McConaughey was voted the Guy of the Year, while Johnny Knoxville earned the Guycon - Guy Icon - prize, Kevin Hart won King of Comedy, and The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus was named the Biggest A** Kicker.
Other winners included Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg (Primetime), comedy duo Key & Peele (Hottest Couple), Blurred Lines video vixen Emily Ratajkowski (Our New Girlfriend), and Sports Illustrated swimsuit models Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge (Holy Grail of Hot).
Mark Wahlberg earned two prizes, with the Brotherly Love trophy along with siblings Donnie and Paul Wahlberg, and the Troops Choice, which was voted by members of the U.S. military, honouring him and Lone Survivor author Marcus Luttrell.
Stars including Aaron Paul, Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Kit Harrington, and Jessica Alba turned out to the ceremony, where golden antler statues were handed out to the winners.
Sandra Bullock was reunited with her leading movie men Matthew Mcconaughey, Keanu Reeves and Hugh Grant on Saturday (07Jun14) as she was honoured at the Guys Choice Awards in California. The Gravity actress was feted with the Decade of Hotness prize at the annual Spike TV event, and her former co-stars turned out to salute her at the Culver City ceremony.
Grant, who appeared alongside Bullock in 2002's Two Weeks Notice, revealed he was in awe at how the Oscar winner had gone from "sneaky hot" to just "hot", while McConaughey admitted he had always found his A Time to Kill co-star's collarbone sexy and Reeves couldn't stop gushing about his Speed and The Lake House co-star when it was his turn to pay tribute to his pal.
They then invited Bullock, who wore a form-fitting strapless pink minidress, up to the podium and presented her with a beauty queen-style sash, a tiara, a bouquet of red roses and her award, which featured a pair of golden antlers.
Accepting the honour, the 49 year old quipped, "I feel like I'm at my funeral. Decade of Hotness... My question was what decade? I have several under my belt. It should really be Decade of Hot Mess. That I can own and I do that well and I'm still convinced I'm up here because someone dropped out and they needed someone quickly and we know I'm home on Saturdays."
Meanwhile, comedian Kevin Hart joked about Rihanna's demure black dress as he presented the singer with the award for Most Desirable Woman, days after she bared almost all in a sheer dress at the CFDA Awards in New York, telling the audience, "How many men are mad that she didn't come naked?"
Responding to the comment in her acceptance speech, the singer replied, "I knew pervs (sic) like you would be here at the Guys Choice Awards!"
Other winners included McConaughey (Guy of the Year), Mark Wahlberg (Troops Choice Award), The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus (Biggest A** Kicker) and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover models Lily Aldridge, Nina Agdal and Chrissy Teigen, who collected the Holy Grail of Hot Award.
Singer Leann Rimes has recreated the racy front cover of Sports Illustrated's 2014 Swimsuit Issue. Models Chrissy Teigen, Lily Aldridge and Nina Agdal starred in the magazine's famous swimwear issue in a steamy shot showing them posing topless with their backs to the camera.
On Tuesday (27May14), Rimes shared a picture on her Twitter.com page showing herself and two friends copying the seductive pose, alongside the caption, "Models in training @SInow (Sports Illustrated) sequel #happymemorialdayboys #wetryhard #having fun."
Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are two of the biggest names in pop music, and rank amongst the most famous women in the world. The duo are idolized by tweens, teens, and their parents, all of whom flock to their concerts and sing gleefully along with each singer's mountain of hits.
Their shared history with John Mayer aside, Swift and Perry also may be among the best liked female celebrities, not just with the public but with their peers. Each singer seems to have as many friends as they do music videos. Heck, they're even friendly with each other, with Perry once stopping by a Swift concert to sing "Hot N Cold." With most of the world wanting to hang out with either Swift or Perry, we ask the question... who would you rather have as a BFF?
Swift, 24, seems to collect friends the way that Star Wars fans collect action figures, and isn't afraid to share the experience with her fans. When she took a road trip with Victoria's Secret model Karlie Kloss, the duo posted photos documenting every step of the way on Instagram. She also has been known to post videos from her exploits with Modern Family's Sarah Hyland. "She's just the most down-to-earth person," Hyland told PEOPLE magazine. "She just seems like a really true friend."
Swift can seemingly also turn people around with her bubbly personality. In an interview with a New Zealand magazine, Lorde said that she didn't think that it was good to promote Swift's unattainable perfection to young women. So, Swift sent her roses and soon after the two spent some time hanging out. The singer is unapologetic about her habit of seemingly being friends with every young female celebrity that she meets (which has also included, among others, Ashley Greene, Emma Stone and Lily Aldridge), once told Parade magazine, "I make new friends all the time! I don't think twice about it. If you're trying to filter out the people who, God forbid, know who you are or have heard your music before — I don't see that as a reason to be weirded out and not be friends with someone."
Perry, 29, is only a little bit older than Swift, but comes across as more mature (and more risqué). The daughter of Christian ministers, Perry doesn’t go too wild, but she doesn't mind if her friends do. The singer joked about equally famous bestie Rihanna in an interview, saying, "We all know how much weed you smoke." Her longtime pal, Raising Hope's Shannon Woodward, has been known to post pictures of them having a grand old time goofing around with each other, and once even did a video parody of Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" using Perry's cat in a starring role.
Perry has remained steadfastly loyal to Woodward and DJ Mia Moretti, going back to their days as struggling young women in Los Angeles. For a little more glamour, she's also been known to pal around with Kate Hudson, in part because Perry's real last name is Hudson. Not only is Perry a good friend, she's a good sister. As her Twitter followers know, back in February of this year the singer helped with the delivery of her sister's baby... in her sister's living room. If she's willing to jump in and lend a hand with a home birth, it's hard to imagine that there's any crisis where Perry wouldn't help out a friend.
Vote below and let us know which of the pop princesses you'd rather hang out with.
Britney Spears' little sister is a married woman - country singer Jamie Lynn married fiance Jamie Watson in Las Vegas on Friday (14Mar14). The 22 year old exchanged vows with her 31-year-old beau at the Audobon Tea Room.
The bride's father walked her down the aisle and her daughter Maddie was the flower girl. Big sister Britney and her boyfriend David Lucado were among the guests, and her sons Sean Preston and Jayden James were ring bearers for their aunt and new uncle.
Thrilled Britney took to Twitter on Saturday to congratulate the newlyweds, writing, "So happy I could be a part of my little sister's big day... Yesterday was magical. Congrats @jamielynnspears!!"
This is Jamie Lynn's first wedding; she was previously engaged to Maddie's father, Casey Aldridge.
Britney Spears' little sister Jamie Lynn will become Mrs. Watson by the end of the week (17Mar14), according to reports. The 22 year old and her fiance Jamie Watson have obtained their marriage licence in Louisiana, and insiders claim they are planning to exchange vows on Friday.
Indeed, the couple has listed 14 March (14) as the date of the nuptials on its gift registry page with home furnishings store Bed, Bath & Beyond.
On Thursday (13Mar14), older sister Britney and her boyfriend David Lucado were even spotted arriving at Los Angeles Airport to catch a flight to her homestate of Louisiana.
The couple became engaged a year ago (Mar13).
This will be Jamie Lynn Spears' first marriage; she was previously engaged to Casey Aldridge, the father of her five-year-old daughter, Maddie.
The hot wives of singers John Legend and Caleb Followill have landed the coveted cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Legend's new bridge Chrissy Teigen and the Kings of Leon frontman's wife Lily Aldridge share the front of the annual magazine with Nina Adgal, who has romanced singers Max George and Adam Lambert.
The trio of models end Kate Upton's two-year stint as the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's cover girl.
Legend reveals Teigen sobbed when she learned she'd be on the cover of the magazine.
He says, "She cried like a baby. She was so excited... It was a surprise, because you never really know who's going to be on the cover. There are all these beautiful women.
"She's been in the issue for several years now, and every year, it's been someone else. And this year it's her. We're very excited about it."
Expressing her excitement on Twitter.com, Teigen adds, "I just cannot believe it. What an honor. Never, ever, ever have (I) felt this kind of pure joy. Crazy crazy."
"So proud of my beautiful wife Chrissy Teigen!!! 50th Anniversary SI Cover Girl!!!" Singer John Legend is proud of his model wife after she landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine's 50th anniversary swimsuit issue. She shares the honour with fellow models Lily Aldridge and Nina Agdal.
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Lone Survivor isn't a film for the faint of heart. It's a film that beats you down and only lets you up for a few precious moments before the credits roll, but that emotional throttling is what helps make the film such a powerful experience.
Peter Berg's Lone Survivor tells the story of Operation Red Wings, primarily focusing on a group of four Navy SEALs who are sent to the mountains of Afganistan to capture or kill a member of the Taliban. The plan goes wrong, and the team has to fight for their lives to escape the enemy-infested area. The film does a marvelous job of ratcheting up the tension before collapsing into its main action sequence, one that is as thrilling as it is unsettling. The long sequence brings forth memories of the infamous D-Day opening of Saving Private Ryan, except this film's fire-fight stretches out the violence like a medieval torture device. The langourous scene is, at times, hard to sit through. Each moment slips by in coiled tension. It's undoubtedly uncomfortable, and the film makes a point to never make the violence fun or enticing. The action isn't consequence-free, and every bullet fired carries weight, making the scenes brutal and unrelenting because of it. The film takes on the aura of a horror movie that wants you to feel every second that ticks by, and director Berg makes sure that a pressing hopelessness starts to weigh on the viewer just as it does on the soldiers.
Mark Wahlberg is plenty capable as Marcus Lutrell, a member of the SEAL unit that is sent on the mission. The supporting cast plays its parts admirably by believably infusing a diverse set of personalities and values into the soldiers, while still keeping them in tune with the same military culture that governs much of their thoughts and actions. There's a great scene where a difficult decision has to be made, and the viewer gets to see the different directions to which some of the character's moral compasses are tuned. Sometimes the right thing can mean different things to different people when the risk of death is on the table. The real standout in the cast is Ben Foster, whose SO2 Matthew Alexson swirls with barely contained fury. He is darkly intense and has electric screen presence that really starts to manifest when the bullets star flying and things become dire.
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For all the good will that the film builds up in its first and second act, the final third of the film hits some snags as history demands that the story take itself to a different location, sacrificing some of the tension that it has built up. In the last 30 minutes of the film, there are some odd tonal choices that don't gel with the tension brimming in the first half. A comedic scene involving a language barrier stands out in particular.
The movie makes a point to steer clear of any political judgment, and it doesn't try to lay blame for the botched mission on any one head. And while the film never outwardly states and opinion on the conflicts that America found itself embroiled in during this time period, the searing brutality depicted in the movie highlight that no one should be subjected to the pain that these men were faced with. Made abundantly clear is the soldiers' willingness to drop everything and serve their country the best way they know how. Lone Survivor tries to honor the soldier, but not glorify war.
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Lone Survivor is at its best when it makes you feel the worst. It gives soldiers their due reverence by showcasing the true terror of the battlefield, and while the film does start to sag a bit in its third act, it's still more than worth the experience in order understand the consequences of war, and its toll on the people in the trenches.