"There's been a very depressing and distressing thing that's happened in the news... Mayim Bialik from Blossom and The Big Bang Theory has come out against the movie Frozen... I feel that Frozen is the best Disney movie ever made. I've seen it 250 times. I can say it, I have every word memorised, (and) I love it like the rest of America." Outspoken comedienne and mother-of-five Rosie O'Donnell strongly disagrees with actress Mayim Bialik's heavy criticism of the Oscar-winning children's movie. Bialik took aim at the Disney film on her blog earlier this week (begs15Sep14), accusing filmmakers of setting a bad example to young girls by featuring female characters with "Barbie doll proportions".
"It does make tipping an awkward situation, because it's like you don't wanna to be cheap, obviously, but you don't wanna be obnoxious; you don't wanna leave, like, a car. You wanna be, like, cool... I was shoe shopping recently, and I said, 'Oh, can you bring me a size eight...' They go back there and bring me another shoe and I felt so bad so I'm like pulling out a 20 ($20) to give to this guy... I was with my girlfriend and she was like, 'What are you doing?'" Actress Kaley Cuoco Sweeting hates the fact her huge The Big Bang Theory salary is public knowledge. She reportedly makes $1 million (£625,000) per episode thanks to a new deal.
The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco Sweeting used her latest nude photo scandal to clear up a handful of rumors in an email to family members and friends.
The actress was among the celebrities whose private phone files were hacked this summer (14) and private shots of her naked were published online. But rather than get upset about the privacy invasion, the fun-loving actress decided to "get even" with the hacker and posted a series of pixellated beach shots online, pretending she was often nude or topless.
Cuoco Sweeting, who is married to tennis ace Ryan Sweeting, admits she was shocked when she first discovered the nude shots of her online were real, and chose to address the scandal in an email to her loved ones. She explains, "I said, 'Just so you know, this happened... PS, I'm not pregnant; PSS, I'm not getting a divorce'. I was able to get everything out in an email, which was great. It was really bad situation."
Christian rapper Lecrae has scored his first mainstream number one album in the U.S. Anomaly, the hitmaker's seventh album, debuts at the top of the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 88,000, becoming the first release to hit number one on the mainstream countdown and the Gospel Albums chart.
The disc also debuts at number one on America's Christian Albums list.
Lecrae leads seven new entries in this week's top 10 - Jhene Aiko's debut, Souled Out, bows at three, Ryan Adams lands his highest-charting album on the Billboard 200 with his new eponymous release at four, and country singer Lee Brice rounds out the new top five with I Don't Dance.
Interpol, country singer Dustin Lynch and Robert Plant also score top 10 debuts, while last week's number one, Maroon 5's V, drops a spot to two.
Meanwhile, the U.S. singles chart boasts another all-girl top five, with Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass leading the pack at number one for a second week.
Taylor Swift's Shake It Off and Nicki Minaj's Anaconda stay put at two and three, while Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora's Black Widow rises to four, swapping places with Minaj, Jessie J and Ariana Grande's Bang Bang.
The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik has stepped up her campaign against Hollywood sexism by taking aim at popular kids' movie Frozen, accusing filmmakers of featuring female characters with "Barbie doll proportions". The actress recently used her Kveller.com blog to criticise pop star Ariana Grande for stripping off for an advertising campaign to promote her new album, and she has now set her sights on the animated Disney adventure.
Bialik, who is mother to two sons, claims the film's plot sets a bad example to young girls as it focuses on a woman's quest for a husband, writing, "The search for a man/love/Prince is still the reigning plot line in the movie... My issue is that this is a movie geared to small children who I don't think need to be focusing on that as the main driving plot of a movie... Disney classics were all about this and look where it's gotten us!"
She also takes issue with film's male love interest turning out to be a villain, claiming it promotes "male-bashing", but reserves her most scathing criticism for the way the female characters have been portrayed physically, adding, "The male characters look like cartoon men... Not so with our lead ladies... They have ginormous eyes... Teeny-tiny ski slope noses. Exaggerated delicate ski sloppiness (sic), actually. Barbie doll proportions of their bodies in general: tiny waists, ample busts, and huge heads. They look like dolls."
Bialik concludes, "I know everybody loved Frozen and that I am going to get so much hate for this. But I'm just keeping it real, yo. Or trying."
Beyonce and Jay Z are releasing a short film trilogy to accompany their HBO concert special, which will debut in America later this month (Sep14).
The married superstars just wrapped their On the Run tour on Saturday (13Sep14) and a TV special showcasing their final gigs in Paris will air on 20 September (14). On Monday (15Sep14), the Drunk in Love hitmakers released the first part of the trilogy, entitled Bang Bang, which features the couple portraying outlaws, driving through the desert in a 1960s Pontiac GTO.
Director Dikayl Rimmasch tells Nowness.com, "We're not trying to do this literally, it's not that we're (outlaws) Bonnie and Clyde. We're on the run from everything. On the run from becoming a cliche. On the run from doing the same thing again."
The second part of the trilogy will be released on Tuesday (16Sep14).
Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards is planning to return to Fiji next month (Oct14) for the first time since his near-death accident there in 2006. The veteran musician fell from a tree in the tropical destination and suffered a severe head injury. He was flown to New Zealand where he underwent emergency brain surgery, and the band put its A Bigger Bang tour on hold while he recovered.
Richards is due back in Australia in October (14) to restart the Down Under leg of the Rolling Stones' latest tour which was postponed following the death of Sir Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott earlier this year (14).
The guitarist is planning to fly to Australia via Fiji and return to the scene of his accident.
He tells the New Zealand Herald, "I figured it out, I'm going to go via Fiji, where I'm going to chop down the tree that I fell out of the last time I was there... and spend a few days getting rid of the jetlag, and then I can pop down to Australia. Because the jetlag is the hardest thing around trips like that. Everybody's waking up and tripping over each other and falling asleep in rehearsals."
The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik has singled out out Ariana Grande for criticism after spotting a billboard featuring the pop star in her underwear. In a post on her Kveller blog, the modest actress and lifestyle guru, reveals she has no idea who the Problem singer is, but she would rather her kids weren't subjected to images of scantily-clad pop stars around Los Angeles.
Bialik writes, "I am old-fashioned. My kids have clothes they only wear to synagogue. I don't favour my kids cursing. I dress modestly. I don't want my kids learning about sex from billboards. Stuff like that.
"Which is why a few billboards I have seen lately really bug me. There is one for Ariana Grande, and I will go ahead and admit I have no idea who she is or what she does. Based on the billboard, she sells lingerie. Or stiletto heels. Or plastic surgery because every woman over 22 wishes she has that body, I'm sure.
"Why is she in her underwear on this billboard though? And if she has a talent (is she a singer?), then why does she have to sell herself in lingerie? I mean, I know that society is patriarchal and women are expected to be sexy and sexually available no matter what we do in society, but I guess now I need to explain that to my sons?"
The billboard in question appears to feature an advert for Grande's new album My Everything.
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Nicki Minaj has opened up about her wardrobe malfunction nightmare at the MTV Video Music Awards last month (Aug14), insisting the drama was not a carefully-planned stunt.
The 31-year-old rapper walked onto the stage for her performance of Bang Bang with Ariana Grande and Jessie J clutching an unzipped little black dress around her. Gossips suggested she appeared undressed in an effort to steal headlines from her collaborators, but Minaj later insisted the zipper had broken, and now she has spoken out about the drama, admitting she didn't have enough time for a costume change following her Anaconda performance.
Appearing on Wednesday's (10Sep14) The Ellen DeGeneres Show in America, the shapely hip-hop star said, "I had... about 40 to 50 seconds to change from the Anaconda outfit into the Bang Bang outfit. Originally, I was just going to have a skirt that just wrapped around the green but then I realised that Jessie and Ariana were wearing black and white and I didn't want to ruin the shot with me wearing a green bra, and them wearing black and white. "I was like, 'I have to put on a black dress really quickly', and sure enough, we didn't have a real quick-change right there. So it was literally my whole team just standing there holding curtains around me and it was pitch black. I couldn't see anything and right before it was time for me to walk out they went to zip it (dress) up... And right there I thought I died (when the zipper broke). "I didn't have any underwear on. No underwear. No bra, because I had just taken off the Anaconda outfit. So I was butt a** naked."
Taylor Swift has scored a second week at the top of the U.S. pop charts.
Her latest hit Shake It Off debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 countdown last week (27Aug14) and Swift has fought off challenges from Meghan Trainor, Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj to stay on top of the girl-powered top five.
Trainer's All About That Bass rises to two, changing places with Minaj's Anaconda, while the hip-hop superstar's Bang Bang collaboration with Ariana Grande and Jessie J crashes into the top five at four.
Sam Smith is the only guy in the top five - his Stay With Me drops to five on the new chart.