Miley Cyrus shocked fans on the Italian leg of her Bangerz world tour on Sunday (08Jun14) by taking aim at Selena Gomez by singing her song FU to a cardboard cutout of her former Disney cohort.
The Wrecking Ball hitmaker performed in Milan, Italy, where a concertgoer handed Cyrus a piece of cardboard with Gomez's face taped on it while she was belting out the defiant track.
In video footage posted on YouTube.com, the pop star can be seen directing her lyrics to the faux Gomez, singing, "I don't really have much to say/ I was over it the second that I saw her name/ I got two letters for you/ One of them's F and the other one's U," before hurling the prop back into the audience.
Cyrus and Gomez were both Disney darlings, starring on their respective series Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place. The singers both previously dated pop star Nick Jonas.
Rockers Linkin Park have hit back at Sublime With Rome frontman Rome Ramirez after he accused the Crawling hitmakers of tipping police off to their drug stash at a weekend concert in Arizona. Ramirez took to his Twitter.com blog on Sunday (25May14) to blast Mike Shinoda and his bandmates after cops raided Sublime with Rome's dressing room and confiscated their marijuana while they were onstage at the KFMA Day bash in Tuscon.
He claimed the raid occurred after a member of Linkin Park's entourage complained to event security about being allergic to cannabis smoke, and he subsequently branded the group "Linkin Nark".
However, a representative for Linkin Park has now fired off a statement denying the claims, saying: "Rome Ramirez's allegations are 100 per cent false.
"No one from Linkin Park's camp said anything to the police or any other authorities regarding the activities taking place in Sublime's dressing room."
British rocker Jarvis Cocker walked away from his popular U.K. radio show to concentrate on reviving his music career. The Pulp frontman has spent three years hosting Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service on Britain's BBC 6 Music, but recently announced plans to take a year-long break from the job.
He has now revealed he will use his time off to get back to writing music.
Cocker tells Theguardian.com, "This year I'm taking a break from the radio show to find out if I've got any interesting songs left to write or whether I've written them all."
The singer adds of his radio career, "Making music can be quite lonely. The great thing about the radio show is that it's sociable. You can get people to respond straight away. You have office parties. It's difficult to have an office party when you're writing songs on your own."
If movies have taught us anything, it's that the best way to apologize to your significant other is through a grand romantic gesture, and nobody in Hollywood seems to have taken that lesson to heart more than Robin Thicke. When it came time for R&B's smoothest white boy to plan his performance at Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards, he decided to drop the theatrics and instead delivered a heartfelt ballad - appropriately titled "Get Her Back" - in an attempt to win back his estranged wife, Paula Patton.
Unfortunately, just because something looks romantic onscreen, that doesn't mean it will necessarily translate to real life, and instead of being the heartwarming, dramatic moment that he hoped for, it came off as just another performance of a treacly love song. Though he gets points for using his minimalist stage design and choreography to highlight how heartfelt his plea was, a real grand romantic gesture needs to be a bit more cinematic. In order to help Thicke step up his game, we've put him in the shoes of some of the most romantic moments in movie history. Don't be surprised if Thicke's next awards show appearance just involves him holding a boom box over his head.
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Taking a page out of Lloyd Dobler's book, Thicke could stand outside of Patton's home holding a boombox over his head so that she understands how much she means to him. As long as he remembers that just because "Blurred Lines" was the song of the summer, it's not particularly romantic.
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Thicke's performance was missing two crucial ingredients that made Heath Ledger's soccer field serenade so memorable: charmingly terrible dance moves and a head of hair that flowed gloriously in the breeze. Or, at the very least, he could have thrown some trumpets in there.
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As Ryan Gosling proved, sometimes all you need to prove your devotion is some rain and a year's worth of romantic letters, so maybe Thicke would be better off writing down his apology songs instead of releasing them as singles. He would win back Patton, and we would get a break from having to hear him on every single radio station.
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It may have come from a cheesy comedy, but somehow "I Want to Grow Old With You" is a better love song than anything Thicke has come out with in the last five years. Although we could easily see Thicke rocking a white suit.
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Crashing a wedding is the ultimate romantic movie gesture, but since Thicke seems to prefer making his big gestures at awards shows, the Oscars producers should probably be wary about asking Patton to present next year.
The premiere of Penny Dreadful was a little all over the place, but this week's episode has enough "Oh s**t!" moments to match wits with Sunday must-see shows like Game of Thrones and Mad Men. This episode introduces Doctor Who alum Billie Piper as Brona Croft. She’s like Lora Croft: Tomb Raider, if her powers included a thick Irish accent and consumption. Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), of the classic Oscar Wilde story, also joins the mix. The show is also establishing characters better and creating the right blend of mystery and the occult, though there still is a little too much pageantry when they introduce a literary figure
The Cold (Literally) Opening
This episode begins with a woman alone in a park in the freezing cold. She may or may not be a prostitute, and one with a taste for apples that have been wrapped with the front pages of newspapers. We catch glimpse of a headline about Jack the Ripper. Then, boom — she gets killed. It looks like each episode might begin with a murder. It also looks like Jack the Ripper may be supernatural and part of the show.
“I Never f**ked a Dying Creature Before…”
Brona Croft meets a drunken Ethan Chandler at the bar. He’s drunk because he just witnessed the fact that there’s an entire world of man-eating creatures that exist. She lives above the bar and charms him with her anti-industrial take on the world. After he buys her breakfast, she leaves in search of money. Where does that take her? She heads right into the lair of Dorian Gray. He’s taking photos of her for no clear reason. But he does have an affliction of a portrait that keeps him young and beautiful but is his only weakness. He seduces Brona out of her clothes and then they have sex…but he finds out she has consumption. Then he says, “I never f**ked a dying creature before…” Classy! Brona resumes being bosom buddies with Ethan Chandler and they seem to be becoming fast friends. Meanwhile, Ethan gets a letter from a mysterious father. So he must be rich and in Penny Dreadful, England to escape something major that happened in the States.
What Did She Just Séance?
Sir Malcolm Murray and Vanessa Ives are still trying to solve the mystery of his missing daughter Mina and what the hell is the creature they killed last episode. Sir Malcolm stops by to help the police with a set of brutal murders but only secures a chance to peek at the next crime scene. Sir Malcolm and Vanessa attend a séance held by their friend Ferdinand Lyle, the Egyptian expert who looks like he belongs in The Hunger Games. Vanessa and Dorian Gray strike up a conversation and he flashes his love of rings. The medium Madame Kali (Helen McRory) bears a striking resemblance to Narcissa Malfoy. She doesn’t seem too connected to the spirit realm but really does connect with a spirit. And then, that spirit seems to possess Vanessa. She starts spilling major secrets about Sir Malcolm. It’s unclear if its Mina or if Malcolm lost another child. She also drops the C-word a good seven or eight times. Then she runs from the party and uses the strangest pick up line ever. She rubs blood on a guy's face and they have sex. Stranger things have worked, and lets face it, she’s Eva Green. Ferdinand does make some headway in the hieroglyphs and realizes that this creature is an undead creature that feeds on others and it may be after Vanessa.
Of Mice and Reanimated Men
Victor Frankenstein and his new reanimated friend start bonding. He is teaching him how to live again and even helps him pick a name. They scroll through Shakespeare classics and choose Proteus. It’s really sweet watching them bond and its unclear whether Victor reanimated him to be his lover, friend, or if he’s part of his family. Over the course of the episode Proteus starts singing and resembling a real person. A really scarred person. Their relationship is really sweet and so Victor takes him out. They happen upon Ethan and Brona. They arrive home and really connect in their friendship…until a hand rips through Proteus. Is it because he used undead parts? Nope. The huge reveal is Victor Frankenstein’s first monster is back and he’s pissed.
Things are getting juicy. What is Ethan hiding and will he date Brona? What’s Dorian Gray’s role in this story? What happened to Frankenstein's first monster? What the hell is Vanessa Ives?
Rapper/actor Ludacris has signed on to host the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (18May14). The Get Back hitmaker will be taking a break from filming the seventh Fast & Furious movie to take charge of the ceremony at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Meanwhile, Shakira has been added to the list of performers, which also includes Miley Cyrus, Pitbull, Ariana Grande, Florida Georgia Line, Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons, Jason Derulo, John Legend, Lorde, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic, Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez, who will be honoured with the night's Icon Award.
Singer Miley Cyrus has reportedly been forced to cancel her concert in Amsterdam this weekend (02-04May14) after suffering a "health setback."
The pop star was admitted to a medical centre in Kansas City, Missouri on 15 April (14) after suffering a bad reaction to medication she had been taking for a sinus infection. She was discharged last week (24Apr14) and planned on getting back on the road after having to postpone the remaining portion of her North American Bangerz tour.
The Wrecking Ball hitmaker was due to take the stage in Amsterdam on Friday (02May14), but the show will now be rescheduled, according to Eonline.com. A source says, "(She) had a health setback and her allergic reaction issues have returned. Miley is very bummed about it."
She is also expected to postpone her show at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium on Sunday (04May14).
British singer Lily Allen has lavished praise on her husband for forcing her to stop her self-destructive behaviour by giving her an ultimatum. The Smile star began dating Sam Cooper in 2009, but when he forced her to choose between her alcohol and drug abuse and their relationship, Allen finally realised she needed to seek help and get sober.
She tells Britain's The Sun on Sunday, "Sam saved me for sure. I was self-medicating with alcohol and whatever else and Sam was obviously attracted to me when I was like that. He could see that I was being quite self-destructive and at one point he said, 'What are you doing? I would really like to be with you, but I can't be with you if you are going to be like this all the time.'
"I remember thinking, 'OK, well you promised to take me on and stick around, then yeah, I'll cut back'.
"It wasn't that dark for me, it was just like either I carry on doing this and leave it until it starts to become a problem or nip it in the bud now and concentrate on a different area of my life."
She adds, "I believe you're avoiding something when you're drinking or taking drugs or whatever. You are basically just avoiding the truth. And so Sam introduced me to myself. The real me."
Allen and Cooper, who wed in 2011, are parents to two daughters, two-year-old Ethel and 15-month-old Marnie.
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If you watched the pilot episode of Alfonso Cuarón's highly anticipated new series Believe, you might be thinking that filmmakers should stick to the big screen. Forever. But the Gravity director still has time to convince people that Believe isn't the worst show ever. There's something exciting about a brilliant filmmaker taking on a television series, so here are five fantasy projects from some amazing directors who should definitely come to the small screen.
The day that Terrence Malick comes to the Sundance Channel with a television series developed from his The New World script will be a great day for us all. A mini-series about Pocahontas and/or her progeny? Yes, please.
Back in 2010 her Broadway-inspired show The Miraculous Year was rejected by HBO, but it's time for Bigelow to get back out there. Considering the nature of many of her films (Zero Dark Thirty, Hurt Locker), people might be surprised to know that she's also an accomplished painter. It'd be great to see her team back up with Jessica Chastain for some kind of artsy period piece set in the 70s, when she was studying art with some of the best.
Now that he and Kevin Hart are proven box-office gold (Think Like a Man, Ride Along), this could be a great time for the duo to bring it to the small screen. Throw in a little Tracy Morgan (Story also produced First Sunday) and voila! Best show ever.
This year he released his first English-language film (Blood Ties) and we can only imagine what a series (perhaps another crime drama) directed by him and starring him would look like (it'd probably look awesome... and really hot). Oh, and obviously his flawless significant other and frequent collaborator Marion Cotillard would be on board.
It's been forever since Me and You and Everyone We Know, but those two little boys deserve their own spinoff series. And the world is just a better place when July is creating things.
There's no real pitch here. It's just that some of us want to watch something, anything, by Wes Anderson every single week for the rest of our lives. Starring Bill Murray and Gene Hackman as two patriarchs who live next door to each other? Jason Schwartzman doing odd-jobs? Whatever. Who cares about the plot? It would be amazing!
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The Frozen soundtrack is refusing to thaw out at the top of the U.S. charts after scoring its biggest sales week since its release last year (Nov13). Boosted by the release of the DVD and Blu-Ray versions of the film last week (ends21Mar14), the album has scored a seventh week at number one on the Billboard 200 countdown with 202,000 sales.
And it's still way out in front of its competition - rapper YG's My Krazy Life debuts at two on the new chart with just 61,000 copies sold in its first week, and Foster The People's new release Supermodel bows at three with 54,000.
New albums by Skrillex (Recess) and The Pretty Reckless (Going to Hell) round out the new top five, while Enrique Iglesias debuts Sex and Love at number eight and Taking Back Sunday enter the top 10 at 10 with Happiness Is.