R&B star Ciara became the latest target of international prankster-to-the-stars Vitalii Sediuk as she posed for pictures prior to the Valentino catwalk show at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday (30Sep14).
Wearing nothing but a black thong and a gold T-shirt, the former Ukrainian journalist, who is now an aspiring model, brushed past the new mom, making sure he scored an awkward photo with her. His latest prank was a defiant one - he wrote the phrase 'Ban in USA but I rock Chanel (sic)' down his naked leg. Sediuk recently discovered his name is on a no-fly list after recently trying to board a plane bound for America. He was arrested and charged with battery and disturbing the peace for attacking Brad Pitt at the Los Angeles premiere of Maleficent earlier this year (14) and sentenced to community service.
Ever-the-professional, Ciara refused to lose her cool and simply laughed and smiled as the prankster passed. Sediuk caused chaos outside the Balmain fashion show last week (ends26Sep14) when he lunged at Kim Kardashian and attempted to drag her to her knees. He told the DailyMail.co.uk, "The prank with Kim was my protest that U.S. banned me from entering the country (sic)... I hope Kim is OK and won't be mad at me as I didn't mean any harm. Adele, America Ferrera and Will Smith have also been targets of Sediuk.
Pop star Rita Ora is to replace Kylie Minogue as the latest judge on The Voice UK.
The R.I.P hitmaker took to Twitter.com on Tuesday (23Sep14) to announce she has signed up to star in series four of the British reality TV show, which is slated to air in the U.K. next year (15). Ora, who joins returning judges will.i.am, Kaiser Chiefs frontman, Ricky Wilson and Sir Tom Jones, writes, "Let's have some fun... Looking forward to the blind rounds and spinning in my big red chair. Excited!"
She follows in the footsteps of previous judges Kylie Minogue and British singer Jessie J.
Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am says, "Sir Tom Jones is our rock, Ricky is awesome and it's our pleasure to welcome the very talented Rita Ora. Rita is sweet, spicy and sassy - she's going to be a great addition to the Coaches team."
Kanye West is making his debut as a movie producer after teaming up with Jay Z for comedian Chris Rock's new film Top Five.
The rapper pals serve as executive producers on the project, with The Roots' band leader, drummer Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson, signing on as executive music producer, reports Deadline.com. Top Five features Rock as a fictional funnyman attempting to relaunch his career as a serious actor when his reality star fiancee convinces him to allow their wedding to be broadcast on TV.
The movie, which was also written and directed by Rock, premiered to rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada last Saturday (06Sep14). The worldwide rights to the film were snapped up by Paramount studio executives after a bidding war.
West is familiar with the storyline - he agreed to let E! TV bosses capture footage of the lead up to his wedding earlier this year (May14) for his now-wife Kim Kardashian's reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Meanwhile, Jay Z is no stranger to producing films - he worked with Baz Luhrmann on The Great Gatsby and he's among the executives of Will Smith's upcoming Annie remake.
Actress-turned-rocker Taylor Momsen and her group Pretty Reckless have made history in America by becoming the first female-fronted band to score number ones with their first two hits on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart.
The band's Messed Up World hit the top spot on Thursday (04Sep14), almost six months after Heaven Knows reached number one on the countdown.
Only two other female-led bands, Halestorm and The Pretenders, have hit the top of the charts, and before Halestorm's Freak Like Me reached number one last year (13), the last female to make her way to the top was Alannah Myles in 1990.
Rapper Snoop Dogg helped to surprise a blushing bride and her groom at the weekend (30-31Aug14) by showing up at their nuptials.
Neesha Ghadiali and Joe Scheller wed at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago on Sunday (31Aug14) and were shocked when their wedding photographer spotted the Drop It Like It's Hot hitmaker exiting a limousine and convinced him to party with them. The rapper posed for pictures and interacted with guests at the wedding.
Photographer Sherry Hagerman tells the New York Daily News, "They had a great conversation and a ton of laughs inside the bar. Snoop was a blast to be around, and a really great person for making the day of Neesha and Joe a bit more special."
Singer Sinead O'Connor has had her face tattoos lasered off less than a year after getting the inkings.
The Nothing Compares 2 U hitmaker publicly unveiled her new body art last September (13), showing off the letters 'B' and 'Q' in red ink on her cheeks during a performance at Britain's Bestival music festival. She later revealed the letters are the initials of a man named Brendan Quinlan, with whom she had enjoyed a brief romance.
However, less than a year later, O'Connor became mortified by the embarrassing artwork and she has undergone a surgical procedure to have the tattoos removed.
She tells rock magazine Q, "(They became) stupid s**t on my face."
Shutting off news reports of the Iran-Contra affair, turning down the abrasive rock stylings of the Beastie Boys, and peering through the perpetual mist of airborne cocaine particles that was inherent to 1987 California, film and television director Jeff Franklin dreamed of a simpler time. A time riddled with milkmen and paperboys, a time wherein three grown imbeciles could band together to raise a triad of blonde, plucky sisters together without incurring questioning unto their judgmental capabilities. Even in a time as cynical as the late '80s and early '90s, Franklin's creation Full House managed to thrive on the simple, wholesome, drama-free bounties of pleasant West Coast tomfoolery. Back then, the Tanners and co. didn't need postmodern satire, sociopolitical undertones, sudden character deaths, love triangles, or overarching themes of any kind — they relied (and thrived) simply on being pleasant. But today would be a different story.
With John Stamos pushing to revive the highly successful ABC sitcom (via TV Guide) — in the wake of the Disney Channel's creation of Girl Meets World, no less — we are looking at the considerable, albeit presently quite tentative, possibility that such an entity might in time come to be. But we can't help but wonder how a show about three ceaselessly well-meaning kooks and their frighteningly saccharine communal daughters would fare amid today's TV slate: a community of shows where crooked and criminal, if not entirely amoral, heroes and heroine are the norm rather than the exception.
Cynicism is the life blood of today's TV. Even in our comedic fare — think of Community, Arrested Development, How I Met Your Mother, and even The Big Bang Theory — do we see the proclivity to mock and deconstruct, to tear apart the very fabric of shows like Full House (happy family bouncing from one typical sitcom plotline to the next week after week). Our characters aren't looking to reclaim the era of milkmen and paperboys the way Danny Tanner was, they're looking to shoot down the blind-eyed peurility upheld by this allegedly superior past. So far gone into the muck of irony is today's television viewer that Full House couldn't seem earnest no matter how hard it tried... or, better yet, how naturally earnestness came to it.
But even if we can accept the Tanner/Katsopolis/Gladstone/Gibbler tribe as impeccably genuine, what would be our motivation to watch week after week? Full House, so appropriately named after an immobile edifice, was a show that celebrated its static nature. Every time you set foot into that San Francisco dwelling, you were treated to the same consequence-free merriment that you caught episodes and seasons prior. Yes, this was a treat, not a relegation. But today, we yearn for that through-line momentum. We watch, if for no other reason, to find out what happens next in the chaotic and kinetic, oftentimes toxic, forward narratives of Walter White, Carrie Mathison, and Tyrion Lannister. Hell, one of the most popular shows on today is called Scandal. If that's not telling, then I don't know what is.
Without even a central romance into which to sink our teeth — could we really see Danny, Joey, or any of the girls upholding one half of a riveting will-they-won't-they? — we're hardly draw to "find out what happens on the next exciting episode of Full House," at least not with the same verve to which modern TV has fueled our communal addiction.
Lacking that intertwining drama, today's Full House could seem devoid of life force. Without the scathing bite of sarcasm, it could come off lazy and unclever. And with such an adherence to the traditional format — that which today's comedy routinely turns inside out for sport — it could render not nostalgic but wholly outdated. When Full House came to be in 1987, it was then a throwback, a revival of a simpler time. So what would it be now? A throwback to a throwback? A revival of a revival? A tribute to a time simpler than a time that was simpler? See, just trying to identify it feels like a lost cause.
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Last night while watching the VMAs, did you feel like it looked kind of empty? Us too. Not only did the arena seem a lot emptier than usual, it seemed like some of the music industry’s biggest stars decided to skip the event altogether. Where in the world did they go instead of the VMAs?
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber
Didn't need to see them there together, obviously. But we sure missed you Sel.
Rihanna and One Direction
^Rihanna's face was all of ours when we realized they all were not showing up.
Bruno, where are you?
He wasn't there. So Miley didn't twerk.
No one else could rock this sea shell bra, so no one dared try.
I guess after having 'NSYNC show up last year, JT would have felt lonely going without them.
Kim was there. Kanye, where were you?
Pink can out-perform 90% of the people who were there last night.
Started from the bottom, and apparently still there, since he wasn't here.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Maybe they were thrift store shopping?
And most importantly, where was the The Smith Family?!
They cut to the audience for reactions, and I was devastated to find that without the Smiths, I could not fully comprehend what I was seeing or how I felt about it.
Where do you think these major celebs were hiding? Tweet us your ideas!
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You probably had your share of reactions to the 2014 Video Music Awards, ranging from entertained and ecstatic to snide and sarcastic. But logical dictates that Twitter has you beat in the snark department. Of course, not all of the social media world's reactions were riddled with irony. Check out everything Twitter had to say about the VMAs' list of winners.
Why does Lorde sound like the girl with the nose spray from Neds Declassified school survival guide
— Danielle Russo (@Daniellerussoxo) August 25, 2014
its so crazy how katy still out here winning awards when i dont know a single katy perry fanatic
— gr*ce (@teenbloggr) August 25, 2014
Like it or not, Taylor Swift's dancing is what we all look like when we're home alone haha
— Mac Faoro (@macfaoro) August 25, 2014
Drake isn't at the VMAs because he's still sitting in that chair pic.twitter.com/O6ypjlKhyX
— Chuck Bass⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (@lostsvxl) August 25, 2014
Last year she twerked on Robin Thicke and this year she accepted a Moonman on behalf of a homeless youth foundation. Miley Cyrus y'all.
— ayah (@cyruscake) August 25, 2014
Ummmmm of course Beyoncé killed it she is Beyoncé she had to there is no other way for Beyoncé to do things she doesn't know how to not
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 25, 2014
@edsheeran you are such a genuine legend, So good to see ya, and congratulations x
— Ashton Irwin (@Ashton5SOS) August 25, 2014
I WAS ABOUT TO SAY I COULDN'T BE MORE PROUD BUT THIS HAS SERIOUSLY TOPPED IT OFF @ArianaGrande pic.twitter.com/j1CjMDI0xZ
— Emi (@MistyAriana) August 25, 2014
The 2014 MTV Video Music Award winners are...
Best Female Video"Dark Horse" - Katy Perry, ft. Juicy J
Best Male Video"Sing" - Ed Sheeran, ft. Pharrell Williams
Best Pop Video"Problem" - Ariana Grande, ft. Iggy Azalea
Best Hip-Hop Video"Hold On (We're Going Home)" - Drake, ft. Majid Jordan
Best Rock Video"Royals" - Lorde
Artist to WatchFifth Harmony
Video of the Year"Wrecking Ball" - Miley Cyrus
Micbael Jackson Video Vanguard AwardBeyonce
Best Lyric Video"Don't Stop" - 5 Seconds of Summer