Take a look at these top stories in entertainment and pop-culture news in your Sunday paper!
Demi Lovato showed us that she is not afraid to bare it all with her new shoot for Complex Magazine. The “Confident” singer appears topless, shocked and sitting on a banana. In the interview with the magazine she discusses her journey from Disney kid to global sensation, but the road hasn’t always been easy for the young starlet.
Demi opened up about why she doesn’t have tons of celebrities in her Instagram photos, her relationship with Selena Gomez, whether she wanted Justin Bieber deported or not, her friendship with Iggy, her support system and of course she mentioned her longtime boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama. She also mentioned that if he proposed to her that she would say yes! Check out the full interview here!
While the photos of Demi look stunning she really decided to open up about her body image issues in her latest shoot. Demi is photographed completely nude, with no makeup and no retouching for “Vanity Fair” magazine. The 23-year-old singer explains in an interview that this is her way of showing she is confident because a few years ago she wouldn’t have had the courage to do so.
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past day, it’s that life is too short. I’m about to launch an album that finally represents who I truly am. How do I embrace this new chapter in my life? How do I really walk the walk? What does it mean to be confident? It means letting go, being authentic, saying I don’t give a fuck and this is who I am. I want to show the side of me that’s real, that’s liberated, that’s free. What if we do a photo shoot where it’s totally raw? Super-sexy, but no makeup, no fancy lighting, no retouching, and no clothing. Let’s do it here, let’s do it now,” Demi said to Vanity Fair photographer Patrick Ecclesine.
Will Smith has new music for the first time in 10 years and it’s lit! The 47-year-old father of three proved that he’s still can get jiggy with it as he is featured on Bomba Estéreo’s song “Fiesta.” Smith not only raps in English, but he flexed his Spanish speaking skills too. Check it out!
Speaking of new music, did you see Lorde’s new sexy, sinister music video for “Magnets” with Disclosure? Check it out here!
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated 23 happy years of marriage on Saturday!
The couple married Oct. 3 1992 at Trinity United Church in Chicago. Mrs. Obama says it was Barack’s character that truly made her fall in love. “It was his decency, it was his honesty, it was was his compassion, his conviction,” she said in an interview.
And how can anyone forget their first dance as the first couple? Here’s to 23 years more of marriage bliss to the First Lady and President of the United States of America, Michelle and Barack Obama!
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Here’s a recap of a few top stories in entertainment and pop-culture news in your Sunday paper!
Zendaya has officially become apart of the Barbie family with her new doll. Stemming from an incident that happened earlier this year at the Oscars, E News’ Giuliana Rancic said Zendaya looked as if she smelled like “patchouli oil and weed,” in reference to her hair. Although Rancic intended it to be a joke she received a huge backlash from the public.
Barbie has been working on the doll for months and Zendaya took to Instagram to make the big reveal. She captioned the photo, “When I was little I couldn’t find a Barbie that looked like me, my…how times have changed. Thank you @barbie for this honor and for allowing me to be apart of your diversification and expansion of the definition of beauty. Can’t wait to keep doing amazing things with you😘😘😘 #besuper.”
Check out the photos of the Zendaya Barbie!
Can’t get enough of Zendaya? Neither can we! Check out five short reasons we love her here.
This week Troy Sivan released part two of his trilogy on his recent EP. His first song “Wild” has been blowing up with over four million YouTube hits and even celebrities like Sam Smith and Taylor Swift have admitted to loving the catchy tune.
The first video is about two young boys who spend a lot of time together playing, laughing and going on adventures. They realize as they are growing older they develop romantic feelings for one another. The video ends with a steamy kiss between Sivan and his love interest.
The second video “Fools” starts exactly where the first one left off and shows the two guys being intimate until Sivan’s love interest’s father walks in on them. The video sheds light on homophobia, alcoholism, and child abuse and will leave you teary-eyed. At the end of the video Sivan starts to play a clip of what appears to be the final video of the trilogy and takes place in a cemetery. We will keep you updated on that when it is released!
Speaking of music, Disclosure released their new song featuring Lorde called “Magnets.” It’ll definitely have you dancing on your way to work! You can check it out on spotify.
If that wasn’t enough music for you then this new Pentatonix cover of Justin Bieber’s “Where Are Ü Now” will for sure do the trick. The a cappella has yet again stunned his with their stunning vocals and rhythmic percussion.
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On August 22nd and 23rd, 2015, at Exposition Park in Los Angeles California, FYF hosted an event attendees would not forget. (Just typing that statement, I can hear some festival goers say, “It wasn’t better than last year,” or “It was better when FYF first started out.”) Yes, on its 12th year now, FYF may have had some more lively years, but this year was one for the books. FYF was equipped with captivating artists, mesmerizing sounds, the friendly people of LA, and delicious food. Before I get into all the exciting parts of FYF, let’s take a moment to thank Sean Carlson, the founder of FYF, for introducing the world to FYF in 2004.
Before I enter any festival, I have to have the essentials that help guarantee a decent day out. First and for most, always check the weather. Just because there are stormy clouds in the morning, it doesn’t mean it will be a jacket kind of day. Clouds clear, and you don’t want to pass out while watching your favorite artist. Remember fashion kills, but don’t let it kill you! After you check the weather, be sure to dress appropriately, or don’t; festivals are outlets for expression, so use them to your advantage.
If you aren’t one for backpacks or anything of that matter, still consider a Camelbak. My small Camelbak holds about 1.3 liters, and lasts me most of the day. Depends on the festival, but I’ve never had to fill it up more than three times in one day. Stay hydrated everyday, but especially on festival days!
Finally just make sure you bring sunblock, a portable charger, a towel, comfortable shoes, chapstick, and cash.
F@ck Yeah Festival
Okay, sorry for beating around the bush. It is now time to fill you in on the amazing weekend I was able to share with everyone who went to FYF.
Who said, ‘Boys Don’t Cry?’ Because by the time FYF was around the corner I was Balling. Frank Ocean was originally supposed to drop his new album in July, and grace us with his presence for Saturday’s headlining performance, but for personal reasons Ocean dropped out of delivering both. Not to worry, because if LA can’t get Frankie, we get Kanye West. Yes, Yeezus stepped in to give the community of FYF a show they would remember. West knew exactly how to get the crowd fired up, bringing out Rhianna for ‘FourFiveSeconds,’ and ‘All Of The Lights.’ West also brought out Travi$ Scott (Travis Scott), to perform ‘Upper Echelon,’ and ‘Antidote.’
Christian Garcia, a festival goer, stated, “Aside from his sick stage setup and his crazy live performances, Kanye honestly threw one of the most fun shows I’ve been to in a while. Rowdy, but everyone was enjoying it.”
Saturday consisted of many talented artists, and I had the honor to catch some of their performances. I have videos of some of them in the video links below, but again my camera skills are atrocious when people are going crazy next to me, so I apologize in advanced for my crappy videography skills. Anyway, Saturday consisted of artists such as Tennis, BADBADNOTGOOD, Kaytranada, Shlohmo, Flying Lotus, The Drums, Chet Faker, Bloc Party, Purity Ring, Run The Jewels, and many more. I personally only heard Tennis while walking into the festival, and only saw BADBADNOTGOOD, Kaytranada, Shlohmo, Chet Faker, and Kanye West. For the artists I did have the opportunity to catch, they put on a show. BADBADNOTGOOD shared a jazzy performance, and captivated their audience with covers of hip-hop songs such as ‘Lemonade,’ by Gucci Mane. Kaytranada threw a dance party inside the arena right after BBNG, and I could say with confidence, he made everyone dance their problems away. After, I left to the Lawn stage to catch a glimpse of Shlohmo. The LA native artist performed hits off his album, ‘Dark Red.’ I stayed the whole show because it was easy to get lost in the artist’s mesmerizing synths, and electrifying guitar. I caught up with a fan who stayed to watch Flying Lotus in the arena.
Carlos Maldonado, from Burbank California, was struck with, ‘awe,’ as he listened and watched Flylo’s psychedelic performance. When asked about his experience at FYF he said, “Kanye, Kaytra, Flylo, Flume, and Death Grips were my favorite performers because just listening to familiar songs live, and seeing them live gives the audience an indescribable experience.”
To sum up day one, Chet faker brought out the gorgeous Banks to help him serenade the crowd with their hypnotizing vocals as they performed, ‘1998,’ and of course, Kanye proved once again that he knows how to put on a show. The whole day was filled with talented artists and great music. The venue was big, but had enough free water fill up stations and convenient medical tents just in case fans were feeling under the weather. It was a non-stop party, even when walking from stage to stage. Friendly people saying “hi,” or complimenting clothes kept the spirit of camaraderie alive when trying to reach the next artist.
Below I have attached a video of Kayne performing Black Skinhead and provided some links to other videos I recorded on my phone at FYF. I recommend checking these out, but I apologize for the quality. I know you can find better videos online, but I like to think that mine are engaging. Flying Lotus video shot by Carlos Maldonado.
The attitudes and weather was no different; still friendly and still hot. Performances from Toro Y Moi, Neon Indian, Nicolas Jaar, Flume, MAC Demarco, HEALTH, Death Grips, D’Angelo and The Vanguard, Morrissey, and FKA Twigs, left the crowd with a satisfying yet empty feeling. The emptiness coming from the fact that FYF is over.
Jared Bitoon, a festival goer, said,”Flume’s visuals were dope, especially during, ‘You and Me.’ It felt like Flume was really being intimate with the crowd.” Jared went to comment on how Flume was his favorite performance of the weekend. Flume is always a treat to watch live, but this time he outdid himself bringing out the beautiful Lorde to smile and dance to her song he remixed, ‘Tennis Court.’ He also brought out Andrew Wyatt, and Marcus of Collarbones. “He makes the intimacy level of the crowd very enjoyable,” as Jared pointed out.
Though I did not catch Mac Demarco, I heard his show was a bit rowdy and there was mosh pitting. Mosh pitting could be fun, but sometimes too much for festival goers that are trying to just enjoy the show. So just be respectful if you like to get crazy and let the music consume you. Talking about mosh pitting, Death Grips brought the crowd alive with their insane performance. Their experimental hip-hop sound gets the listeners attention in an intimidating, yet intriguing way. Death Grips bring a punk element to their music, and just watching them intensified my respect for the genre.
“FKA Twigs ended my summer perfectly,” Sydney Yatco laughed as I asked her how FKA performed Sunday night. As the summer season is winding down, FKA channeled the intimate vibes of her audience and gave them a show they would not forget. “I feel like I paid $150 just to watch Twigs perform. That’s how amazing she was!” Sydney ended.
After all the music and positivity throughout the weekend, if I may paraphrase Sydney Yatco, FYF was a great way to end the summer. Share your FYF experiences with us, and express what you enjoyed about the festival.
Below is the video of Flume ft. Lorde and links to other videos I recorded on my phone at FYF. I recommend checking these out, but I apologize for the quality. I know you can find better videos online, but I like to think that mine are engaging. FKA Twigs video was shot by Sydney Yatco.
Let’s start off this week with some news about the Kardashian clan. Everyone is very excited that Kim Kardashian is expecting her second child with Kanye West, and a few days ago it seemed confirmed that she was having a boy. Not so fast. Kim took to twitter to let everyone know that she has not revealed the gender of her baby yet, so all the articles saying it’s a boy are just speculation. She’s not having twins either (though how great would that be). Guess we’ll just have to wait to hear the news from Kim herself.
The Tonys were this past Sunday, and it was a great show. Our favorite politically incorrect host Billy Eichner live tweeted about the event, and even threw in a reference to a recent scandal going on in Hollywood right now. Many people are upset that Emma Stone was cast as a half-Asian character in the movie Aloha, when the actress is not Asian at all. The rest of the cast of the movie is very white, which is surprising since they are all playing residents of Hawaii. Director Cameron Crowe has since apologized for casting a white actress.
THEY’RE BACK! Gillian Anderson (Scully) shared a picture from the set of the brand new X-Files reboot, and everyone is freaking out. The cast and crew are busy at work, putting together a handful of episodes that will premiere in early 2016. Mulder himself (David Duchovny) also took to twitter and shared a picture of his script for the first episode, though unfortunately there was no sneak peak about the plot. Stay tuned for more info on this exciting reboot.
Lorde is gracing the cover of Vogue (Australia) and decided to share some beautiful pictures from the photoshoot. This was one of them, where she looks absolutely stunning in a vintage dress and jewels. The pop sensation (who only turned 18 a few months ago!!!) is doing great recently– she’s often hanging with BFF Taylor Swift or her boyfriend of a few years, and it is rumored that she could be releasing her next album this year! If it’s anything like the last one, I’m sure it’ll be a big hit.
And finally, the Gilmore Girls reunion we’ve all been waiting for!! Lauren Graham (Lorelai Gilmore) shared an insanely cute selfie with her TV daughter Alexis Bledel (Rory) and the two look so happy to be reunited. A lot more happened at this event though; most of the cast and crew were there, including all of Rory’s boyfriends (that’s not awkward at all!) It was great seeing everyone back together, especially these two.
Do you think Kim and Kanye are having a boy or a girl? And are you excited for The X-Files reboot? Let us know in the comments or tweet us using #glamorouspaper!
Taylor Swift started off the week addressing the ridiculous rumors that she and BFF Lorde were fighting. I mean, come on, those two have the best friendship ever, what would they fight about? Once again, Taylor is the absolute best at showing up the media when they spread untrue rumors. You go, girl.
Lorde also chimed in on the issue, confirming that the two are as close as ever with a sassy one-liner. These friends are seriously the coolest, who wouldn’t want to hang out with them?
Actress Kate Mara raised some eyebrows when she retweeted and responded to an Onion article, seemingly believing it was real. While her concern for the whales is very sweet, almost everyone is aware that The Onion is a satire news site. Dozens of people tweeted back to Kate informing her of her error, some kind, others unkind. So, was Kate just joking around? Or did she really think this article was real?
…And she was kidding. It’s pretty funny when you read all the crazy responses she got. I guess no one will underestimate Kate Mara again.
On Wednesday, the date was 4/8/15, a day Lost fans have been waiting for for a decade. Why, might you ask? If you were a fan of the show, you know that Hurley’s infamous numbers that he won the lottery with were 4-8-15-16-23-42. On Wednesday, at 16:23 and 42 seconds, all of the numbers aligned. Fans everywhere were freaking out about it, and some cast members chimed in to celebrate as well. Daniel Dae Kim, who played Jin Kwon on Lost, tweeted in celebration of the day. Fellow cast members Henry Ian Cusick and Jorge Garcia also took to social media to wish fans a Happy Lost Day. Hope you celebrated, this won’t happen again for a hundred years.
Finally, rounding out the week was a hilarious skit from Seth Meyers. He had actor Kit Harington on his show, who plays Jon Snow on Game of Thrones. The skit involved taking notoriously miserable Jon Snow to a dinner party where he brought down the whole evening with his gloominess. Take a look at the hilarious video below:
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