One Direction star Harry Styles has fuelled rumours he is dating Kim Kardashian's half-sister Kendall Jenner by heading off on a skiing break with the teenage model. The Best Song Ever hitmaker jetted off to Los Angeles to reportedly enjoy the new year celebrations with Jenner, 18, and her family, and they were subsequently snapped at the Mammoth Mountain Ski resort in California.
A source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "Harry was a hit with the family and is spending some time in the States before getting back to work with the band."
The British pop hunk first sparked the romance rumours in November (13) when he was snapped leaving a Los Angeles restaurant with Jenner.
He played coy when TV personality Piers Morgan recently asked whether the pair is dating, telling him, "We just went out to dinner so no... I guess. I don't know."
Justin Bieber made his mark at the U.S. premiere of his new concert movie on Wednesday night (18Dec13) by showing off his graffiti art skills on the red carpet. The star has landed in hot water in both Brazil and Australia for indulging in his love of 'tagging' walls with spray paint.
However, he had free rein to partake in his hobby at a special screening of his Believe film in Los Angeles, hiring a graffiti artist to spray a design on the promotional boards positioned along the red carpet.
After the artist, dressed in a top hat with a bandana covering most of his face, had finished, Bieber picked up a paint can and started his own artwork, adding wings to an outline of his shadow.
Bieber spent time signing autographs for fans while celebrity guests including his mentor Usher, reality TV star Kendall Jenner, and Will Smith's actor son Jaden, made their way up the red carpet.
Believe is the star's second tour film - he released Never Say Never in 2011.
"It's very hard to have friends of the opposite sex. You go out with one person, you're automatically dating them." Reality TV star Kendall Jenner laments the downside of having male friends in the public eye. She was spotted having dinner with One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles last week (20Nov13), but both have insisted they are just pals.
One Direction star Harry Styles has no idea if his recent dinner date with Kim Kardashian's half-sister Kendall Jenner will turn into something more serious. The pop hunk sparked rumours of a new romance after he was photographed leaving a Los Angeles restaurant with Jenner on Wednesday night (20Nov13), but the Best Song Ever hitmaker admits he is unsure about where he stands with the 18-year-old model.
Asked by TV personality Piers Morgan if he is dating the beauty, Styles replied, "We just went out to dinner so no... I guess. I don't know."
The singer, 19, has a history of high-profile relationships - he famously dated Taylor Swift, while he has been linked to supermodel Cara Delevingne and British TV presenter Caroline Flack.
Rebel Wilson was on fire after the success of Pitch Perfect and her scene-stealing role in Bridesmaids. She has proven her acting chops by shining in every role she’s had including a lovable loser in Struck by Lightning, a nurse in Pain & Gain and a bride-to-be in the indie comedy Bachelorette. However, her series Super Fun Night is on the verge of being cancelled.
At its core, Super Fun Night is a good show. It focuses on characters often relegated to the sidelines. It has the audience rooting for the chubby best friend to get the guy and for the nerds to win. The heart and the goal are spot on but here are some helpful suggestions of how to grow their audience.
More Kimmie with her Friends
There is too much of a Diana Ross & The Supremes situation happening. Kimme has an adventure usually involving her job or misguided love interest. Meanwhile, her roomies Marika (Lauren Ash) and Helen-Alice (Liza Lapira) end up with a B-storyline. Ironically, the B storyline ends up funnier and those characters become more likable. The more the show can integrate the three girls and showcase their friendship the more you start to root for them. Think of a show like The Golden Girls, sure they were single elderly women living alone but their friendship made them a solid family unit.
A New Love Interest
Kevin Bishop is a great actor and he can be very funny as proven by his comedy series The Kevin Bishop Show. However, he doesn’t embody the unattainable. Rebel Wilson is chock full of personality and heart, so who couldn’t see her with a lovable dork like Bishop’s character Richard Lovell? Kimmie needs a Joe Manganiello-grade hottie that not only is unattainable but hot enough to bring audiences back for his gratuitous shirtless shots. Will Sasso also proved to have more chemistry with Wilson in his recent apperance on the show.
TV already has a television show about a portly, spunky lawyer in Drop Dead Diva. Plus, most Americans spend all day in an office, so no need to try and take a new spin on it.
A New Antagonist
Kate Jenkinson is great as Kendall Quinn, the uptight, type-A, catty co-worker. However, her character became more likable when she showed her softer side. She, like Bishop, isn’t as natural in the role of the Alpha B***h. The series should bring in a new sheriff who would allow for Kendall and Richard to bond more with Kimmie. Is Heather Locklear available?
As great as Ash and Lapira are as actors, it’s sad they’ve been relegated to stereotypes. Marika is a walking lesbian gym teacher stereotype and Helen-Alice is the meek Asian stereotype. It would be great if the actors were allowed to subvert expectations and do more with their characters.
Ultimately, everyone on the show is a dork in some way. Kimmie, Marika, and Helen-Alice may not have thriving social lives but neither do Richard and Kendall. Richard is a meek, nerdy, daddy’s boy. Kendall is a workaholic with intimacy issues. If the five leads could unite and celebrate their shortcomings it could unite an audience around the series.
Here are some of this week's highlights from Flavorwire, VH1, Celebuzz, and Hollywood.com, ranging from Harry Styles to Courtney Love.
Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner went on a date. It's a match made in publicist heaven. Is Kendall the latest in the One Direction member's string of high-profile girlfriends? We'll have to wait and see. Celebuzz has pictures of the pair escaping from the paparazzi.
Check out some of People's Sexiest Men Alive at their best and worst. In honor of the recent announcement of Adam Levine as the world's sexiest man, VH1 released a list of some of the past winners looking good and, well, terrible. You'll be able to reminisce about the young Mel Gibson or grimace at Brad Pitt's bearded days. Check out the gallery at VH1.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen retire. Again. Will they ever stop announcing that they are done with "You got it dude!" and more into fashion now? Hollywood.com ponders this very question.
A Time's columnist found Courtney Love's phone in a cab. An op-ed writer for the New York Times stumbled upon Courtney Love's phone. Rather than abusing this great power, he did the right thing and returned it. Read more details of the crazy story at Flavorwire.
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Of course the biggest entertainment news of the day comes in the form of two teenagers going out on one date. Let's just reflect on that for a moment. Teenagers, on a date. Shocking. Apparently, the world's combined fascination with One Direction and the Kardashians is just so huge that this date needed to be broadcast on every single entertainment site and show known to man. Anyway, let's break down all the weird and wonderful meanings of this union.
Right off the bat, I'm going to break those romantic hearts and call this "date" out for what it most likely is – a publicity stunt. Jenner and Styles both have something to gain from being photographed together, especially this week. Recently, the newly 18-year-old Jenner uploaded an Instagram picture where she showed off her (sort of) naked chest. The uproar over that photo combined with her date with Styles could be enough to seriously launch Jenner's modeling career into the big leagues, which she clearly wants. Styles too can profit from this as he is currently promoting his new One Direction album, Midnight Memories, which will be released later this week. In addition, 1D will be performing at the American Music Awards and this little stunt could easily draw in audiences for Sunday's show, which could boost record sales. Voilà, see how amazing this "date" could turn out for the both of them?
However, in the more unlikely circumstance that the Styles/Jenner union is real, then the fascination with these two is a bit more understandable and noteworthy since it could mean the joining of two huge pop-culture empires. But, before anyone gets too excited, let's face the facts. Basically any tidbit of news about Styles' romantic life is immediately reported, while every move made by a member of the Kardashian klan is quickly discussed. Just because we see a photograph of these two together doesn't necessarily mean they are dating. Plus, it's hard enough to date as a teenager with your parents dissecting your life, let alone when you have the whole world doing it. So even if the date was real, this so-called relationship probably won't last long.
But, before this "relationship" dies its quick death, let's take this opportunity to ponder the long-term possibilities of a Jenner/Styles union. Firstly, would Jenner go out on tour with 1D? Would she try being a singer like Kim did that one awkward time? Would Styles' reputation go from bad-boybander to doting celebrity boyfriend? Would the duo have singing model babies on their own reality show? Oh, all the amazing things that could happen.
Anyway, the epic (and most likely only) date of Jenner and Styles occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the West Hollywood restaurant Craig's. Jenner has previously been linked to rapper Young Jinsu while Styles publicly romanced Taylor Swift and Cara Delevingne.
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One Direction star Harry Styles has sparked new romance rumours after he was spotted dining out with reality TV star Kendall Jenner. The pop star, 19, and the 18-year-old model were seen eating together at Craig's restaurant in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (20Nov13).
The pair left the eaterie via the back door in a bid to avoid attention, before the Brit drove them away in a black Range Rover.
Styles has previously been linked to Taylor Swift, Cara Delevingne and British TV presenter Caroline Flack.
The date night came just days after Jenner, the younger half-sister of Kim Kardashian, faced a backlash from fans on Twitter.com after she exposed her breasts during a racy photoshoot.
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When we last left our heroes, they had conquered all opponents in the 74th Annual Hunger Games, returned home to their newly refurbished living quarters in District 12, and fallen haplessly to the cannibalism of PTSD. And now we're back! Hitching our wagons once again to laconic Katniss Everdeen and her sweet-natured, just-for-the-camera boyfriend Peeta Mellark as they gear up for a second go at the Capitol's killing fields.
But hold your horses — there's a good hour and a half before we step back into the arena. However, the time spent with Katniss and Peeta before the announcement that they'll be competing again for the ceremonial Quarter Quell does not drag. In fact, it's got some of the film franchise's most interesting commentary about celebrity, reality television, and the media so far, well outweighing the merit of The Hunger Games' satire on the subject matter by having Katniss struggle with her responsibilities as Panem's idol. Does she abide by the command of status quo, delighting in the public's applause for her and keeping them complacently saturated with her smiles and curtsies? Or does Katniss hold three fingers high in opposition to the machine into which she has been thrown? It's a quarrel that the real Jennifer Lawrence would handle with a castigation of the media and a joke about sandwiches, or something... but her stakes are, admittedly, much lower. Harvey Weinstein isn't threatening to kill her secret boyfriend.
Through this chapter, Katniss also grapples with a more personal warfare: her devotion to Gale (despite her inability to commit to the idea of love) and her family, her complicated, moralistic affection for Peeta, her remorse over losing Rue, and her agonizing desire to flee the eye of the public and the Capitol. Oftentimes, Katniss' depression and guilty conscience transcends the bounds of sappy. Her soap opera scenes with a soot-covered Gale really push the limits, saved if only by the undeniable grace and charisma of star Lawrence at every step along the way of this film. So it's sappy, but never too sappy.
In fact, Catching Fire is a masterpiece of pushing limits as far as they'll extend before the point of diminishing returns. Director Francis Lawrence maintains an ambiance that lends to emotional investment but never imposes too much realism as to drip into territories of grit. All of Catching Fire lives in a dreamlike state, a stark contrast to Hunger Games' guttural, grimacing quality that robbed it of the life force Suzanne Collins pumped into her first novel.
Once we get to the thunderdome, our engines are effectively revved for the "fun part." Katniss, Peeta, and their array of allies and enemies traverse a nightmare course that seems perfectly suited for a videogame spin-off. At this point, we've spent just enough time with the secondary characters to grow a bit fond of them — deliberately obnoxious Finnick, jarringly provocative Johanna, offbeat geeks Beedee and Wiress — but not quite enough to dissolve the mystery surrounding any of them or their true intentions (which become more and more enigmatic as the film progresses). We only need adhere to Katniss and Peeta once tossed in the pit of doom that is the 75th Hunger Games arena, but finding real characters in the other tributes makes for a far more fun round of extreme manhunt.
But Catching Fire doesn't vie for anything particularly grand. It entertains and engages, having fun with and anchoring weight to its characters and circumstances, but stays within the expected confines of what a Hunger Games movie can be. It's a good one, but without shooting for succinctly interesting or surprising work with Katniss and her relationships or taking a stab at anything but the obvious in terms of sending up the militant tyrannical autocracy, it never even closes in on the possibility of being a great one.
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Khloe Kardashian has jumped to the defence of her younger sister Kendall Jenner after she came under fire for posing for a sexy photo. The 18-year-old model shocked fans on Tuesday (19Nov13) after she shared a snap from a recent shoot in which she bares her breasts.
In the black and white portrait, Jenner's hair is soaking wet and she is wearing a tight, knitted sweater, exposing her nipples.
Along with the photo, she wrote, "Sneak peak of today's shoot with the amazing (photographer Russell James) ... can't wait for you guys to see the rest of the photos!"
The photo prompted a backlash against the the reality TV teen online, with critics slamming Jenner for showing too much at such a young age.
However, Jenner's half-sister Kardashian begged to differ and took to Twitter.com to sing the up-and-coming model's praises.
She wrote, "Gorgeous KendallJenner!!! High fashion! Model your booty off and show them how it's done!!! Major Model Moment!"
Kardashian added, "I love seeing all of these haters' comments. Naomi (Campbell), Kate (Moss), Cindy (Crawford), all fabulous models. Models and photographers take beautiful artistic images. And I don't hear you birds chirp then. Sit down and enjoy the view! Sorry Not Sorry."