Taylor Swift has vowed to never talk publicly about fellow pop star Katy Perry amid rumors of a raging feud between the two singers.
Speculation about a spat between the two stars emerged last year (14) after Swift took a swipe at an industry rival in a song titled Bad Blood, and Perry appeared to hit back by sending out a cryptic tweet referencing the bullies in 2004 film Mean Girls.
However, Swift is adamant she will not fuel gossip about the rumored feud and has promised never to talk about Perry in interviews, telling the U.K.'s Telegraph Magazine, "I'm not giving them anything to write about. I'm not walking up the street with boys, I'm not stumbling out of clubs drunk. But I'm never going to talk about her in my interview. It's not going to happen."
The Love Story singer goes on to insist she does not always live up to her 'nice girl' image, adding, "It's not real if someone appears to never have any issues with anyone. I have my friends, I have enemies. I have bad days... I'm not going to be nice all the time but I try not to be carelessly rude to people who don't deserve it.
"When I'm with my friends, we don't say glowing things about everybody. We're not sitting around going, 'You know who's really special and wonderful?' That's not what we talk about - we're normal girlfriends."
Jennifer Lawrence has broken her silence about the furore surrounding her latest movie collaboration with director David O. Russell, insisting news of a set bust-up between them is nothing but "a terrible rumour". A representative for the studio behind the new film, Joy, dismissed talk of trouble on set early on Friday (27Feb15), following reports suggesting the actress had fallen out with her director, who also worked on her movies Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle.
The reports suggested the pair became involved in a loud altercation while filming on Tuesday (24Feb15), but a representative for Fox 2000 insisted the argument was simply a method acting trick to prepare Lawrence for an emotional scene in the biopic.
And now Lawrence is speaking out in defense of O. Russell in a post on her Facebook.com page.
She writes, "I know I don't go on here a lot because I can barely work email, but there's been a terrible rumor going around the last 24 hours so I wanted to clear it up.
"David O. Russell is one of my closest friends and we have an amazing collaborative working relationship. I adore this man and he does not deserve this tabloid malarkey. This movie is going great and I'm having a blast making it!"
Some of the greatest and most memorable movie quotes of all time were completely unplanned. Don't believe us? Take a look at 20 of our favorites below and see for yourself:
1. Annie Hall
Woody Allen's famous sneeze as his character, Alvy Singer, picks up a box of cocaine at a party, and after finding out that it's $2,000 an ounce, he asks what the appeal is...before sneezing all of the powder away into its owner's face. The sneeze was not scripted, believe it or not. The moment tested well with audiences and the other actors in the scene reacted so perfectly to it that Allen decided to keep it.
Perhaps one of the film's most memorable lines, Leonardo DiCaprio's feeling of invincibility would never have been captured had he not ad-libbed the line, "I'm king of the world!" Titanic has other improvised moments as well, like the scene where Jack teaches Rose to spit and when Rose spits in Cal's face.
3. Being John Malkovich
Though this moment is contested somewhat, we still love the story. A few extras allegedly snuck some beer onto the set to make the most of long hours of filming. One such extra, who was (may or may not have been) supposed to throw something at actor John Malkovich's head from a passing vehicle, shouted "think fast," making the scene even funnier. Rumor has it that because of the line's inclusion, the extra had to receive a generous pay raise, all because of a drunken addition to the movie.
4. Blade Runner
As Blade Runner, a film about a bounty hunter seeking androids to "retire," reaches its conclusion, its main character, Rick Deckard, is saved by the android he is supposed to kill. Right before preparing to die, the android, Roy Batty, gives a monologue reflecting on his past experiences. Though the monologue was indeed scripted, actor Rutger Hauer added the beautiful phrase, "like tears in rain."
5. Taxi Driver
The script said "Travis talks to himself in the mirror." Robert De Niro took care of the rest. Because of this, we're left with one of the best lines in movie history, one of the greatest performances of all time, and the best idea for a theme party ever.
6. Dumb and Dumber
The original script featured the titular idiots to argue over jelly beans in order to test the nerves of the hitman they unknowingly picked up as a hitchhiker. Since this is a movie with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, it evolved into something altogether different. The most annoying sound in the world was, for better or for worse, entirely improvised.
7. Good Will Hunting
Robin Williams received his first and only Oscar for his dramatic role in Good Will Hunting. You may be able to take Robin Williams out of the comedy, but you can't keep the comedy out of him, and thus, in the midst of a pivotal scene in the movie, Williams broke into an unplanned story about his wife's flatulence. Matt Damon's uncontrollable laughter is genuine, as are the moments the camera shakes because of the cameraman's laughter. That's a magical movie moment.
The most memorable moment of Martin Scorsese's 1990 mobster movie is easily Joe Pesci's refusal to be called funny. This line was allegedly ad-libbed and inspired by a real incident where Pesci called a not-very-pleasant gangster funny.
9. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Hardcore Star Wars fans may know this bit already: the famous Han Solo moment where he tells Princess Leia "I know" wasn't scripted. The line was originally written as "I love you too," but didn't seem to fit into character. Harrison Ford suggested they change it to something a little more in line with Han Solo's personality, and thus, the greatest response to "I love you" was born.
10. Pretty Woman
In a gloriously unscripted moment, Richard Gere's character was supposed to present Julia Roberts with a stunning diamond necklace, but instead playfully snapped the bling box closed. The unplanned move, and Roberts' perfect reaction to it, was so honest and fit the film so well, director Garry Marshall kept it in the finished version.
11. Raiders of the Lost Ark
The epic sword fight that was scheduled for this scene (or perhaps it was a whip vs. sword situation) was ignored entirely in favor of this easier-to-film scene. The moment, when Indiana Jones just nonchalantly pulls out his pistol and does away with the swordsman, wasn't scripted. Spielberg agreed to do it to make filming easier for Harrison Ford, who was feeling a bit under the weather at the time. Thus, movie history was born.
After David Duchovny's character explains to Ben Stiller's Derek Zoolander why male models have been behind every political assassination of the last 200 years, Stiller forgot the line he was supposed to stay in true Zoolander fashion, so he just repeated his previous line, "Why male models?" This prompted Duchovny's equally funny ad-lib, "Are you serious? I just told you that a moment ago..."
13. The Godfather
The Godfather has a scene where Peter Clemenza is heading out to whack Paulie, but before he does, his wife asks him to pick up some cannolis. While the scene following Paulie's death was originally scripted as just "Leave the gun," Clemenza added a bit of humor and continuity to the film by adding the second part.
14. The Shining
Stanley Kubrick's iconic adaptation of the Stephen King classic features the ad-libbed line "Here's Johnny!" Jack Nicholson improvised this line after chopping his way through the door and sticking his face in. The quote, referencing Johnny Carson's immensely popular late night show's introduction, added a bit of humor to an incredibly terrifying moment. It also, strangely, made the moment way creepier too.
Really, though, there was nothing else to be said. After seeing the shark for the first time, this unscripted moment was the only logical reaction a person could have. And now it's legendary.
16. The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up
The extremely memorable, easy-to-imitate moments from both of these films were ad-libbed entirely by stars Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd. Director Judd Apatow had enough faith in both comedians to allow them to go on for several minutes in an unedited clip. The scenes may get a little annoying, but they are undeniably funny.
17. Midnight Cowboy
Legend has it that this NYC cab ignored the indications that a movie was shooting on this street and drove down anyway. Dustin Hoffman's brilliant reaction was genuine and in character, and the rest is history.
Arguably the most iconic line in the entire film, this one was ad-libbed by Humphrey Bogart during filming. Apparently, it's something he would say to Ingrid Bergman while teaching her poker between takes.
19. The Silence of the Lambs
While the line about eating a census taker's liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti may have been in the script (as well as the book), the terrifying slurping hiss Anthony Hopkins lets out next was certainly not. It was left in the film because, hello, it's totally the creepiest thing a cannibal could do after discussing a meal.
Bill Murray, as surely everyone knows, can do literally anything. He's the greatest. Clearly director Harold Ramis knew that too -- the script for Caddyshack featured a scene where Murray's character Carl emulates a kid announcing his fantasy sports moment. Murray simply asked for four rows of mums, and boom! Movie magic.
There is a heinous rumor going around that women are suddenly becoming funny; Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin joked about it at the Golden Globes, the classic comedy film Ghostbusters has a new cast of only women (so far), and shows like Broad City are ruling television. The thought that women are only now becoming funny is ludicrous, and to back us up, we're using our favorite star of all time, Lucille Ball. She was funny, fabulous, and feminist. Ball was one of the first female leads on a TV show and, in 1962, she became the first woman to run a major television studio. She did it all while winning the hearts of America and making us laugh.
She never backed down.
She would do anything for a laugh.
And she didn't care how she looked doing it.
Like, really didn't give a hoot about how she looked.
She had heaps of confidence.
She was always subtle.
She was a big spender.
She could really articulate how she was feeling.
And when she couldn't, she was still clear about how she felt.
She had attitude.
She always accepted a challenge and gave her all.
She wasn't boy-crazy. Just crazy.
She always fought for her rights.
She always expressed how she was feeling.
Even if it wasn't the most mature way of handling things.
She could fake anything.
She was self-aware.
That's why everyone loves Lucy.
Karen Gillan has had quite an incredible young career. In 2014 she starred in her first feature full-length film Oculus, her first Television comedy Selfie, and she played Nebula in the Marvel hit Guardians of the Galaxy. Before that she was Amy Pond for 37 episodes of the hit BBC series Doctor Who.
On Saturday January 17 she took time off her busy schedule to go to the Magic City Comic Con to sign autographs, take pictures, and have a Q&A with her fans.
Fan - Do you have any advice for being an actress?
Karen Gillan - Being an actress is really fun, so good choice. It's going to be really hard, its a hard profession to get into, but it's really worth it. I feel like today with all the things we have on youtube and all the cameras its quite easy to be self generating and make your own stuff. Just keep making things and in the mean time watch lots of stuff because that's what I do whenever I'm not acting. I watch actors who are better than me.
Fan - How would Nebula be as a companion of Doctor Who?
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Karen Gillan - OH! That would be weird! I feel like she would have a hard time running behind the doctor. I feel like she would... I dunno. How would that cybernetic eye be in the Tardis? I feel like that would be an odd dynamic. Maybe she would make a really good companion if as she didn't turn on the Doctor because she's a little bit evil? A wee bit.
Fan - How would Amy be in the zombie apocalypse?
Karen Gillan - Oh! I think she would survive, I think she would be good. She's a strong lady.
Fan - If they made a second Guardians of the Galaxy, would you like to be in it?
Karen Gillan - Yes! I would love to be in it. That would be the coolest thing ever.
(Magic City Host: We heard a rumor it would be called Nebula's Revenge)
YES! I don't know if it is called that, but it would be the coolest thing ever if it was.
(Magic City Host: We look forward to your imminent return)
Uh I mean, me too.
Fan - What was your favorite episode to film of Doctor Who?
Karen Gillan - There's so many good ones, but my favorite would have to be the 11th hour. It's my favorite episode to watch and to make as well because we were establishing the characters. The Doctor and Amy were meeting for the first time and my cousin who played little Emilia did such a good job in making everyone like my character. I was like thanks for that cousin. I just think it was a magical episode, I really do.
Fan - If you could go anywhere in space and time with the Doctor, where would you go?
Karen Gillan - I've always wanted to go as far into the future as possible and see how we all develop. I have this theory that we're all going to have huge overdeveloped brains with no bodies left and we will be like these frail stubby little beings with like huge brains and will look really weird. That's fact.
Fan - Who is your favorite Doctor Who Villain?
Karen Gillan - I have two. Can I have two? First of all the Weeping Angels because they're the scariest. I want to know if anyone gets this reference... The second one I don't remember...
Fan - Would you ever consider coming back for another episode of Doctor Who?
Karen Gillan - I said no before and then I lied because I did go back for Matt's (Smith) regeneration. The possibility is definitely there. I would love to go back, that would be really special. It would be weird now because the whole team has changed over, but it would be really nice to get back on the Tardis for a day.
Fan - How would you believe Amy would react with Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor?
Karen Gillan - Well first of all she would approve of the voice. His unfaulty voice. I think they would make a good team. I think him and Clara together though, I think they make a really good team.
Fan - Out of all the shows or movies that you've acted in, which was your favorite?
Karen Gillan - Ugh that's a tough question. It's fun to play different characters, but I'd have to say that my favorite was Doctor Who. It always has a special place in my heart and it was one of the first things I ever did. Running away from monsters is so much fun.
Fan - Which Doctor is your favorite?
Karen Gillan - It has to be 11 (Matt Smith) and I'm not just saying that because I'm biased. I think he's my favorite portrayal of the character. I just love how alien Matt was about it and he's just a weird, strange guy. He's perfect for it.
A representative for One Direction has assured fans Niall Horan is still a member of the hit boy band after he was targeted in a Twitter.com hack attack. The singer became a trending topic on the micro-blogging site on Sunday night (28Dec14) after hoax reports surfaced online, alleging the Irish star had walked out on the Best Song Ever hitmakers after four years together.
The news went viral, sending fans into a spin, and appeared to have been given credence after it was picked up by the Twitter accounts of a handful of U.K. news sites, including Yahoo Celebrity UK.
However, a representative for Yahoo has since admitted their Twitter blog had been compromised ahead of the One Direction post and now a spokesperson for the pop star's U.S. label, Columbia Records, has shut down the claims, telling Billboard.com there is "no truth to this rumor".
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2014 was a pretty great year for music: Taylor Swift, Pharrell, and Coldplay all had new albums; Beyoncé had a re-release; Iggy Azalea debuted (and broke records). As the year ends, and the 'Best Of' lists begin to surface, we can't help but wonder what 2015 will bring. If these albums are any indication, it's going to be an amazing year for music fans.
Mark Ronson - Uptown Special (1/27)
We haven't been able to stop listening/dancing to "Uptown Funk," and if that single is any indication of what the rest of the album will be like, we're sure it'll be one of our favorites of the year. Ronson's also released two other groovy singles from the upcoming album, "Feel Right" and "Daffodils," and they don't disappoint at all.
Imagine Dragons - Smoke + Mirrors (2/17)
When Imagine Dragons performed "I Bet My Life" at the American Music Awards, we were positively blown away. They always manage to crush their live performances, but this song might just be our favorite of theirs. They've also released two other singles from the album, "Gold" and "Shots," that make it clear the Las Vegas rockers won't be suffering from a sophomore slump.
Marina and the Diamonds - Froot (3/4)
We dare you to watch the video above of Marina's acoustic version of Froot's second single, "Happy," without becoming completely entranced. It's beautiful. It's everything we've come to expect and love about the Welsh singer, and we just can't wait to hear the whole album. If you're anything like us, and you can't get enough of her perfection, we suggest watching the video for title track, "Froot," on repeat (you won't regret it).
Madonna - Rebel Heart (3/10)
After a series of leaks that deeply upset the Queen, she gave an early Christmas present to her fans: six tracks available on iTunes and Spotify, and the ability to pre-order her album now. The songs, "Living for Love," "Unapologetic Bitch," "Bitch I'm Madonna" "Illuminati," "Devil Pray," and "Ghosttown," all vary in quality, but we're still excited to hear what she has waiting for us. We have a feeling she'll want the rest of the album to be twice as good as intended just to spite the leakers. This is Madonna, after all.
Kendrick Lamar - TBA (TBA)
Kendrick Lamar's second album, good kid, m.A.A.d. city, blew us away with songs like "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe," "M.A.A.D. City," and "Swimming Pools (Drank)." If the newly released "i" is a sign of things to come, we really can't wait to hear the rest of his album.
Rihanna - R8? (TBA)
Rihanna has released an album every year since her debut (with the exception of 2008). Her eighth studio album (and her first not on Def Jam records) will give fans long awaited new music for the first time since 2012's Unapologetic. Though we haven't heard any samplings from the new record, it's hard to imagine Rihanna would give us anything less than perfection. Get ready for RiRi radio takeover in 2015.
Giorgio Moroder - 74 Is the New 24 (TBA)
The 74 year old pioneer of disco and EDM, the man who produced Donna Summer's smash hits ("Last Dance," "I Feel Love," and "Hot Stuff," just to name a few), and the man with a song named after him (that he assisted with) on a little album called Random Access Memories is releasing his first studio album in 17 years. The first single, also titled "74 Is the New 24," makes us truly believe that Moroder is right: maybe 74 really is the new 24.
Gwen Stefani - TBA (TBA)
We have been HUGE fans of Gwen Stefani's since the early days of No Doubt, and are firm believers that she can do no wrong. Her first single off the new album, "Baby Don't Lie," was quickly added into rotation on our Spotify playlists. The second one, "Spark the Fire," has yet to grow on us (and the title always makes us think we'll hear the No Doubt song, "Start the Fire"), but it's a collaboration with Pharrell that gives us hope for more like their "Hollaback Girl" days.
Adele - 25? (TBA)
It hasn't been confirmed that the album will be titled 25, but based on a cryptic Twitter post and her history of album titles, it's a safe bet. I, like every other breathing human, have gone far too long without new Adele music. The album was slated for a 2014 release, but was unfortunately pushed back. We can hopefully expect it early on in 2015, but until then, we'll have to settle for more cry-singing along to "Someone Like You." Will that ever get old?
Drake - Views from the 6 (TBA)
Drake's fourth album's title references his hometown of Toronto. Other than that, not much is known about what's coming from the "Take Care" rapper, but that hasn't stopped the excitement from building.
Grimes - TBA (TBA)
After releasing "Go," a song she allegedly penned for Rihanna (who inevitably rejected it), Grimes has said her new album won't sound anything like it. Whatever her album sounds like, we're sure to listen. She hasn't let us down yet. Until then, we'll just keep watching the video for "Genesis."
Kanye West - TBA (TBA)
Rumor has it that Kanye's follow up to Yeezus has been pushed back several times because of his personal life (what with his relatively new fatherhood and all), but now it's ready to go. There may not be much truth to these rumors, but one thing is certain: Kanye's album will undoubtedly be #WorldsMostTalkedAboutAlbum.
Justin Bieber has dismissed rumours he is romancing model Hailey Baldwin, insisting he is "super single".
Selena Gomez's ex-boyfriend has sparked speculation he has moved on from the failed romance by spending a lot of time with the 18 year old, who is the daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin.
The pair was photographed out and about in Los Angeles, but Beiber took to Instagram.com on Monday (15Dec14) to quash rumours of a budding romance.
Along with a photo of himself with Baldwin, Beiber added the caption, "People are crazy. I'm super single and this is my good friend u (sic) would know."
Baldwin also previously insisted their relationship is strictly platonic, saying, "I've known him since I was so young - since I was like 13 - and we've just been good friends over the years. We have just stayed close, and there's nothing more to it than that."
People are crazy. I'm super single and this is my good friend u would know otherwise
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Actress Vivica A. Fox has dismissed rumours suggesting she has started dating her Chocolate City co-star and onscreen son Robert Ri'chard, insisting she is "very happily single". Reports surfaced online this week (begs01Dec14), suggesting the 50-year-old Kill Bill star had struck up a romance with Ri'chard, 31, after working together on the forthcoming strip club drama.
Their co-star Darrin Henson was even said to have confirmed the budding relationship and was quoted as allegedly stating about Fox and Ri'chard's age difference, "Age is nothing but a number".
However, Henson has since taken to Twitter.com to deny ever commenting on the romance rumours, writing, "let's make it clear I never asked ri'chard anything because I saw and knew nothing about it (alleged relationship) til just now (sic)".
Fox has also set the record straight and in a tweet to fans, she writes, "Well let the ChocolateCity rumor drama begin! I'm very happily single n not dating ANYONE! FACT (sic)".
The veteran star previously dated rapper 50 Cent and was engaged to club promoter Omar 'Slim' White until their split in 2011.
Actress Raven-Symone has shut down a joke report suggesting her former TV dad Bill Cosby molested her when she was six.
The comedian has been hit with three rape allegations in the past week, including one from model-turned-TV personality Janice Dickinson, but his former The Cosby Show co-star insists her name won't be joining the list of accusers.
She was targeted on parody site Hip-HopHangover in a story suggesting the actress had filed molestation charges against Cosby after the show's 1992 series finale. The piece was clearly a joke, but many readers thought it was for real and it became a gossip item online.
On Wednesday (19Nov14), the 28-year-old blasted the report on her Instagram account, writing, "I was NOT taken advantage of by Mr. Cosby when I was on the Cosby Show! I was practically a baby on that show and this is truly a disgusting rumor that I want no part of!
"Everyone on that show treated me with nothing but kindness. Now keep me out of this!"
Ironically, bosses at America's TV Land network announced the same day that they will stop airing repeats of The Cosby Show "immediately for an indefinite time" in the midst of the comedian's scandal.
Three women, including Dickinson, have publicly accused Cosby of assault after comedian Hannibal Buress called Cosby a rapist during a stand-up gig in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania last month (Oct14). Cosby's lawyer and attorney have both dismissed the claims.
In 2006, a woman claimed the comic drugged and groped her. Cosby settled with the claimant out of court.