YouTuber Gabbie Hanna (also known as The Gabbie Show) recently released her third singles (?), "Honestly," and its follow-up, "Honestly (Encore)," and the songs have blown up, currently outperforming "I Like It" by Cardi B with a #1 and #2 placement on the iTunes charts, respectively.
Shawn Mendes and Cardi B are the only other artists to achieve this in 2018, according to Pop Crave.
Have you been keeping up with all things Getting Curious?
Recent guests on the popular podcast include musician and composer Hrishikesh Hirway, Fab 5 member Bobby Berk (did you know he got emancipated from his parents when he was a teen??), and Tina Nguyen, a political writer for Vanity Fair who wrote a review of Trump Grill(e) that made her a target for alt-right hate. (Also this week's guest was Dr Adi Jeffe but I haven't listened to that one so yeah I can't talk about it yet!)
The podcast with Tina Nguyen seems to have really inspired JVN as he took to Twitter to dish out some political wisdom similar to the conversation they had on the podcast. Here's a video:
Jon Michael Hill makes his directorial debut for television with this episode. Holmes and Watson investigate multiple motives for murder when a zoologist is killed because of his numerous love affairs or his trailblazing research. Also, Holmes finds himself the victim of identity theft after his medical records are stolen.
08/16/2018 (09:00PM - 09:30PM) (Thursday) : With the retrial of Jesse Ray Beaumont looming, the team digs into Lavinia's past to gain some fresh insight into the case.
This clip is brought to you by marijuana and Dwayne and Ann getting no turn unstoned.
Josh and Carol Ann have a closed session in the clubcourthouse and Lavina busts in to tell the "orange lawyer" that she will see her at the announcement where she will be endorsing Carol Ann.
08/16/2018 (09:30PM - 10:00PM) (Thursday) : With Lavinia eliminated as a suspect in Chet Peck's murder, Josh struggles with his defense for Jesse Ray Beaumont. Meanwhile, Dwayne enjoys his new life as a Peck.
Can You Keep A Secret? has cast Tyler Hoechlin to star alongside Alexandra Daddario in director Elise Duran’s adaptation of Sophie Kinsella’s novel.
The film follows Emma Corrigan (Daddario), a girl with a few secrets. On a turbulent plane ride, thinking she’s about to die, Emma spills them all to the handsome stranger sitting next to her. At least, she thought he was a stranger. But then Jack Harper (Hoechlin), her company’s young and elusive CEO, arrives at the office. It’s him. And he knows every single humiliating detail about Emma.
The book was adapted by Peter Hutchings (The Outcasts) while Claude Dal Farra, Brice Dal Farra, and Brian Keady will produce for BCDF Pictures. Charles Miller will also executive produce alongside Daddario and Duran.
Gather ‘round the Kindle / E-Reader / electronic device children, I have a scary story to tell you. 📖 🎃 👻 So are you ready? Did you eat? Do you have the energy? Okay. Once upon a time, a woman by the name of Vanessa Hudgens appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden. [children scream] Wait, I’m not finished. She then starts talking about her themed parties and says that her next one is a “Tiki Rave Night Swim.” [more screaming]
All Hallows' Eve is then brought up in the conversation and James Corden and former “Doctor Who” actor Matt Smith attack the Baby V and the holiday.
“See, we’re British, we don’t really get it,” says Corden before Smith viciously adds, “It’s not a holiday! It’s not a holiday. It’s a day, it passes. Everyone gets dressed up.”
The Coachella Queen is personally offended (as well as this OP) and defends the holiday from the British.
The “Sneakernight” singer added that Halloween isn’t just a “holiday” but a “season.”
During my previous old Hollywood conservatives and liberals posts, I tried to compile politically diverse selections with a mix of popular and lesser-known stars. Because I felt guilty about leaving out some iconic people and since I'm procrastinating on my other ~originals that are each slowing morphing into their own series I decided to put together all the suggestions I received in my previous posts, as well as some celebrities that were in my early drafts but were cut due to limited space, to make a ~trilogy.
1. Coco Chanel (1883-1971)
• Chanel closed her shops during the outbreak of World War II, claiming it was not a time for fashion, and 4,000 female employees lost their jobs as a result of her decision; biographer Hal Vaughan suggests that Chanel used the War as an opportunity to punish the workers who had forced her to close her business operation against her will during a labor strike in 1936, as they had been lobbying for higher wages and shorter work hours • Chanel's anti-Semitism was encouraged and sharpened by the wealthy elites she socialized with, and she shared the conviction that Jews were a threat to Europe with her inner-circle • When Nazis began seizing all Jewish-owned properties and enterprises, Chanel took the opportunity to gain the full monetary fortune of her Parfums Chanel company, as the directors, the Wertheimer brothers, were Jewish; Chanel used her position as an "Aryan" to claim sole ownership to German officials, claiming Parfums Chanel had been legally "abandoned" by the owners, writing, "you can help to repair in part the prejudices I have suffered in the course of these seventeen years"[Spoiler]Ironically, the Wertheimers anticipated the Nazi mandates against Jews and legally turned control over the company to a Christian French businessman, Félix Amiot, and at the end of the war, Amiot returned Parfums Chanel to the Wertheimers • Biographer Vaughan unearthed declassified archival documents that linked Chanel to German intelligent operations; Vaughan traces Chanel's commitment to the German cause as early as 1941 and her work for General Walter Schellenberg, chief of the German intelligence agency and the military intelligent spy network at the Reich Main Security Office in Berlin, and following Schellenberg's release from prison after World War II, Chanel paid for his medical care and living expenses, financially supported his family, and paid for his funeral in 1952 • Chanel avoided being prosecuted because there was no documented evidence of her Nazi collaboration activity; according to Chanel's grand-niece, when she returned home from being interrogated, Chanel said, "[Winston] Churchill had me freed"; some historians speculate that Churchill intervened because if Chanel had been forced to testify at trial, she might have exposed the pro-Nazi sympathies and activities of certain top-level British officials, members of the upper echelon, and the royal family • Chanel became tyrannical and lonely as she aged, and an interview confirmed a bitter, over-conservative, misogynist and old-fashioned image of Chanel that led to the fashion House's steady decline until the arrival of Karl Lagerfeld
• Bankhead came from a prominent political family in Alabama; Bankhead's grandfather and uncle were US Senators and her father served as a member of Congress for eleven terms • Bankhead's support of liberal causes, such as civil rights, broke with the tendency of the Southern Democrats to support a more typically aligned agenda; Bankhead often opposed her own family publicly • Due to her considerable civil rights support, Bankhead was the first white woman to appear on the cover of Ebony magazine • Campaigned for Harry Truman's reelection in 1948 and was invited to sit with him during his inauguration after he was elected • While viewing the inauguration parade, Bankhead booed the South Carolina float that carried then-Governor Strom Thurmond, a segregationist, who had run against Truman on the Dixiecrat ticket, which had split the Democratic vote • Although she was linked romantically to starlets like Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Hattie McDaniel, and Billie Holiday, Bankhead never publicly called herself a bisexual; Bankhead, however, described herself as "ambisextrous"
Pop singers live to create a life that will stroke their ego with fame and success - but it always comes with a cost. These are songs that convey a perverse reckoning between being cynical of society's superficiality, but also succumbing to its obsessive nature. You can take these as either cautionary tales, or accounts of those who sold their soul only to find out it's Not So Bad In LA(out on iTunes).
11. What You Waiting For - Gwen Stefani
Born to blossom, bloom to perish / You know you're only known 'Cause of your sex chromosome / I know it's so messed up how our society all thinks Life is short, you're capable Look at your watch now / You're still a super hot female You got your million dollar contract / And they're all waiting for your hot track
In wonderland fashion, Gwen battles pressures of time and taking chances while she still has superficial and extrinsic advantages (a record deal, female youth, and potential to be huge as a solo act).
The newest romcom release 'Crazy Rich Asians' brought in an estimated $5 million on opening day yesterday across 3,303 screens in North America. It's expected to make at least $27 million through the weekend, possibly up to $30M (which was actually the budget of the movie as well).
Season's 7 drag queen Pearl revealed RuPaul wasn’t the most personable while filming her season of the show. On the first day of the show they recorded their covers of Rupaul songs. Rupaul was there, and Pearl told him how much she looks up to him and admires him and how thankful she was to be a part of the show. Rupauls only response was to look back and says “nothing that you say matters, unless that camera is rolling”.
Major studio releases this weekend include Crazy Rich Asians, Alpha and Mile 22, but there are a lot of independent releases heading to theaters as well. Yes, there are two Ethan Hawke movies and an Uma Thurman movie in this round-up; no, it’s not 1998.
Note that some of the movies listed are in their first week or two of limited release in the USA, so it may take them a few more weeks (or months) to show up in your local arthouse theater or on VOD. Check out the posts from the past few weeks for more movies that may have just opened near you: August 10th, August 3rd, and July 27th.
Stars: Glenn Close, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Elizabeth McGovern Writer: Jane Anderson, Meg Wolitzer Director: Björn Runge Genre: Drama Plot: A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. What you should know: Glenn Close wanted Gary Oldman to play her husband, but he was busy so she got the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce) instead. Opens in: NYC & LA
Cassie (Rosemarie DeWitt, La La Land) is a real estate agent and single mom struggling to keep it all together during the housing crisis of 2009. Her problems go from bad to worse when disgruntled client Sonny (Danny McBride, Pineapple Express) violently confronts Cassie’s boss and then kidnaps Cassie – making one outrageously bad, and bloody, decision after another. Things completely spiral out of control in this explosive action comedy, also starring Luke Wilson (Idiocracy), Kaitlin Olson (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), David Alan Grier (“The Carmichael Show”) and Elizabeth Gillies (“Dynasty”).
After Funk Flex bowed down to Nicki Minaj in their joint interview and got back on her good side, he is now taking shots at Cardi B claiming her label and her team pay for radio play.
In the now deleted Instagram post, Flex said: "I think Cardi is a great entertainer and has great songs, BUT LETS BE CLEAR, CARDI’S TEAM AND MANY OTHER ARTIST (in the beginning of career) PAY DJS TO PLAY RECORDS AND SAY THAT ‘THEY ARE HOT.'”
He claims to personally have never taking any payouts (surejan.gif) but has emails from labels and artists themselves offering monetary compensation for radio play.
This all stems after Cardi took to her Instagram live, after Nicki took shots at her, and said that you can't buy #1 singles and #1 albums. Cardi says she got where she is because the public likes her and roots for her story and success.
Payola has been a part of the radio industry since the 70's and nothing new here was said.
Johnny Depp has accused ex-wife Amber Heard of leaving a poo in their bed following an intense argument. He turned up two hours late to Heard’s 30th birthday party, and in an act of revenge, she defecated in their bed. Heard claimed the poo was left by her dog Boo. A housekeeper who cleaned up the mess allegedly said that “the faeces were too big to be from their dog.” There is “strong, photographic evidence that connected Amber to the faeces” and that she left it for Depp to find as a “prank.”
Nicki Minaj stopped by “The Late Show” Monday night to promote her paperweight of an album “Queen.” Nicki Minaj’s new song “Barbie Dreams” calls out her male hip-hop counterparts who, in Colbert's words, “would not be able to — as the kids say — ‘get with you.’“
“This one's getting a lot of attention for some of the famous men you call out,” says Colbert. Minaj states in the song why a number of guys cannot get with her: Drake, 50 Cent, Eminem, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill and Young Thug are all referenced just to name a few.
Minaj reveals two rappers did reach out to her once the song made the rounds. “I did get a call from one person. I'm not gonna say who,” says Minaj. Colbert then guesses Drake, and she says, “No.”
“Actually two people on that list approached me about it. I'm not saying. I'm not gonna snitch. Only one person so far got a little irritated, but then I explained to him how much I love him and he understands now,” Minaj said. “And then one person, he was just laughing. He was, like, texting me. It was kind of like a mix of, like, cursing me out and laughing at it. I just kept putting, like, this crying face emoji so that it can, like, you know, make things not as bad." [she meant this one: 😂] “I figured that would, like, you know, pacify him, and it did.”
Mike Ness, lead singer of punk band Social Distortion, punched a Trump supporter in the crowd of his Sacramento concert a few days ago. The Trump supporter was angry that Ness spoke out against Trump at the concert, calling him a racist and a bigot. The petty Trump supporter responded by putting up his two middle fingers in the air for 2-3 songs during the finale, and yelling that he 'didn't pay for his politics.'
Ness wasn't having it, and went into the crowd to punch the man and offered to keep it up if he would stick around after the show.
Said Trump supporter is thinking about pressing charges.
The saga of Johnna Holmgren continues. The Instagram star, mommy blogger, and "natural"-food chef has responded to the controversy of her publisher withdrawing her cookbook.
Holmgren published Tales From A Forager's Kitchen, which recommended using toxic ingredients like raw elderberries and raw morel mushrooms, which can cause severe illness. The publisher announced it was pulling the book from shelves. You can read some of the cookbook's disgusting healthy recipes here.
The self-taught herbalist/forager took to Instagram to comment:
To summarize, she is "devastated by the quick collapse of my cookbook project." She says she has a "personal relationship with these ingredients" and doesn't like the "hateful comments from strangers."
Says she has been crying every night and getting panic attacks because the pressure for Crazy Rich Asians to succeed is intense
Is frustrated by how Asians are seen as interchangeable especially in film casting
Producer and novelist of the original source material Kevin Kwan says that they strove to get the enthnicities of the characters accurate but that wasn't always possible (Henry Goulding who plays Nick is British-Maylasian and Sonoya Mizuno is Japanese-British-Argentine but the majority of the rest of the crew are Straits Chinese)
Kwan is optimistic that the movie will do well as he believes the love story is universal
-While trying to pay homage to the Queen of Soul they used an image of Patti LaBelle in the background of the title card that shows "Aretha" performing on the stage.
-Faux News released a statement apologizing for their error and stating "intention was to honor the icon using a secondary image of her performing with Patti LaBelle in the full screen graphic, but the image of Ms. Franklin was obscured in that process, which we deeply regret"
-Only problem? While Aretha and Patti performed at the same event in the photo, they never performed together on stage nor is Aretha anywhere to be found in the photo they used.
In february Ruth Wilson spoke up about unequal pay. She is exiting the Showtime series at the end of the fourth season. She's not allowed to talk about why she is leaving the show. She has never complained to Showtime about pay parity.
Taking to Twitter and screen capping from the iconic iPhone notepad, 2Paynez has announced his debut album has been scraped and instead he will be releasing an EP of music that would have been on his album.
Liam's highest charting single Strip That Down was released last year and peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Since then he has released Get Low (#91), Bedroom Floor (#98), For You with Rita Ora (#76), and Familiar ft JBalvin (#19 on the Bubbling Under Chart).
Republic really dropped the ball with Liam. His album should've dropped while Strip that Down was still peaking. Wonder if he's going to keep making "hip hop" or change up his style.
So years and years ago, I made a psot talking about book to movie adaptations, so here's another with more recent works.
Books get adapted to films all the time. Jurassic Park, Trainspotting, Silver Linings Playbook. But how accurate are some of them?
Of course, it doesn’t matter as long as the final product is good - but some movies are more accurate than others.
There will be spoilers but a lot of these books and movies aren't new. Caution is exercized for the second entry on the list.
Dreamworks Animation has adapted a lot of children’s books into movies, from "The True Meaning of Smekday" (Home) and "The Boss Baby", to "Captain Underpants", the very first one was…Over The Hedge, give or take. It was a comic.
But another one is How To Train Your Dragon, the second best Dreamworks movie ever made.
An instance where the change is for the better, as names were the only things that remained intact.
Toothless was originally a tiny green dragon who could talk. Like, a person! He was a real smartass. I like Movie!Toothless better.
Recently (Like, this week recently), a comedy movie starring all Asian people in twenty five years came out - Crazy Rich Asians, based upon the Kevin Kwan novel of the same name. But how faithful is the flick?
• On this on going season of The Apprentice, Omarosa Manigault Newman released a secret recording of Trump's campaign official Lara Trump offering her a $15,000-a-month job after she was fired from The White House.
• “I saw this as an attempt to buy my silence, to censor me, and to pay me off," says Omarosa of the recording.
• She released these tapes to corroborate the quotes and allegations in her new book Unhinged.
• Omarosa ends her interview with a message to 45 and the current Trump administration: “I’ll just say this to them: I’m not going anywhere. I’m not going to get bullied. I’m not intimidated. I'm going to go toe-to-toe with him, everything he throws at me - believe me, my tapes are much better than theirs - I'll do what I have to do to protect myself.”
• Lara Trump said she was “absolutely shocked and saddened” by Omarosa's betrayal.
The most personal project to date from Academy Award®-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien), ROMA follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. In select theatres and in Netflix December 2018.
Britney Spears has been ordered to pay ex-husband Keven Federline$110,000 in their ongoing child support battle. $100,000 will go toward Federline's legal "costs and fees," with the remainder given to Benchmark Resolution Group. This is just another chapter in the pair's months-long battle over child support. Kevin requested that Spears cover his attorney's fees incurred to date and future fees anticipated to be no less than $250,000 and $100,000 for forensic accounting fees, in addition to requesting an increase in child support.
Family statement: “In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds. We have been deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received from close friends, supporters and fans all around the world. Thank you for your compassion and prayers. We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”
She died Thursday at 9:50 am due to “advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type.” She was 76.
▪Reese Witherspoon (No. 5; $16.5 million) : $1 million-an-episode salary for Big Little Lies Season 2 ▪Cate Blanchett (No. 8; $12.5 million) : forthcoming The House with a Clock in Its Walls and 2018 Thor: Ragnarok. ▪Gal Gadot (No. 10; $10 million) : Revlon endorsement and her upfront salary for Wonder Woman 1984.
Notably absent: Amy Adams, Emma Watson, Charlize Theron and last year’s top-ranked Emma Stone who all failed to earn above the $10 million.