Jared Leto halts Thirty Seconds To Mars gig to criticise ‘aggressive’ security’s handling of fans

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“You do not need to take that guy down. You guys are being too aggressive tonight,” he said, pointing out one fan in particular who was being manhandled by ‘seven guys’. “Do not abuse this guy, okay? Relax, settle down, don’t escalate the situation. That’s fine but there’s seven guys like on top of this guy. It’s ridiculous,” he continued. “I know it’s a funny thing. It happens when you get too many security guards in one building, there’s always problems, there’s always problems, guys. Settle down, just take care of each other, just take care of each other.” One fan who posted the footage on Instagram said that guards were “screaming at us and flashing there [sic] lights in our faces.”

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Nick Cannon defends Kevin Hart by posting “homophobic” tweets from Sarah Silverman and Amy Schumer

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“I wonder if there was any backlash here.”

Nick Cannon has attempted to defend Kevin Hart by unearthing controversial tweets from high profile figures including Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer and Chelsea Handler. Celebrated comedian Hart stepped down from the Oscars on Friday after a series of seemingly homophobic tweets were unearthed earlier in the week. In one, he said: “If my son comes home & try’s 2 play with my daughters doll house I’m going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice ‘stop that’s gay’.” In the wake of the controversy, Hart offered his resignation and said he did not “want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists.”But on Friday evening, Cannon attempted to defend Hart by sharing material from other comedians that he deemed to be similarly contentious. In one tweet from 2011, Chelsea Handler is seen referring to “f*g birds”, while the slur is also used by both Silverman and Schumer in other tweets from over seven years ago. Justifying his actions, Cannon subsequently wrote: “You know I’ve been saying fucked up shit since twitter started! I don’t play that politically correct bullshit! Fuck politics!! Only Truth!”

Although Handler and Schumer are yet to respond, Silverman shared a Twitter thread that offered a justification for their tweets. In it, writer Greg Hogben claimed that the use of the slur was justified because all three have previously proved themselves to be active allys of the LGBT community.

“The thing is, a lot of gay guys didn’t take offence to these comments, because we didn’t feel the violence or malicious intent behind it. Because we knew they were jokes. Because we knew these people were LGBT allies,” he wrote.

But Hogben argues that Hart does not have “a history of helping at risk LGBT youth. To be honest, his tweets and his stand-up gig saying he’d ‘do anything not to have a gay son,’ made me bristle. In short, it *felt malicious.”

 

This article was originally writing by: NME

 

Katy Perry Gets Colorful in ‘Final Fantasy Brave Exvius’ Video Game:

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Popular role-playing game Final Fantasy Brave Exvius’ newest character is going to “Roar.” On Wednesday (Dec. 12), Katy Perry will be joining the playable lineup and debuting a new song upon her entry into the mobile game world. Perry’s new soaring anthem, “Immortal Flame,” can be previewed in a video promoting her new endeavor. The visual shows Perry playing with her phone and dog, eventually putting on an elaborate blue dress and being pixilated into the game.   Although Perry’s appearance in the Final Fantasy series is exciting, she’s not the first pop star to be featured. Ariana Grande — Billboard’s Woman of the Year — previously appeared in the game for a limited time beginning Jan. 2, 2017.

Lady Gaga attends a photocall for the film "A Star is Born" presented out of competition on Aug. 31, 2018 during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido.

Perry is no stranger to the gaming world. She was the star of a Sims 3 expansion pack in 2012, and even had her own mobile game, Katy Perry Pop, debut in 2015.

Watch the new teaser below:

Kevin Hart to host the Oscars

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El actor estadounidense Kevin Hart anunció este martes en su cuenta de Instagram que será el presentador de la 91 edición de los Óscar, que se celebrará el 24 de febrero de 2019 en el Teatro Dolby de Los Ángeles (EE UU). “Durante años me han preguntado si alguna vez presentaría los Óscar y mi respuesta siempre fue la misma… Dije que sería una oportunidad como comediante única en la vida y que sucedería cuando tuviera que suceder”, explicó. “Estoy muy feliz de decir que ese día ha llegado finalmente”, agregó. Hart aseguró que es “increíble” poder unirse a la “legendaria lista” de personalidades que se han desempeñado como maestros de ceremonias en la gala más importante del cine. “Agradezco a la Academia de Hollywood por la oportunidad… Ahora toca estar a la altura”, cerró. Hart (Filadelfia, 1979) es uno de los cómicos más populares de Estados Unidos en la actualidad y en su filmografía destacan cintas como “Ride Along” (2014), “Central Intelligence” (2016) o “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (2017). Su última cinta, hasta la fecha, es “Night School” (2018), una comedia en la que compartió protagonismo con Tiffany Haddish. Hart recogerá el relevo de Jimmy Kimmel, que tomó las riendas de los Óscar en las dos últimas ediciones, y tratará de mejorar los datos televisivos de esta ceremonia, que en los últimos años ha visto disminuir su público en EE.UU. y que en 2018 registró el peor dato de audiencia de su historia.

This article was originally writing by 20minutos.com

 

Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ Has the Biggest Music Video Debut in YouTube History

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The singer’s latest stat indicates that she now holds the record for biggest music video debut in YouTube history, earning 55.4 million views in its first 24 hours. YouTube also confirmed that “thank u, next” is the fastest video to earn 100 million views, reaching the number just four days after its release.

Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ Video Smashes YouTube and Vevo 24-Hour Records.As we previously reported, at its peak, Grande had 829,000 viewers watching her rom-com homage at the same time. With these mind-blowing numbers, “thank u, next” dethrones BTS’ “Idol” as the most-viewed music video in 24 hours. Grande shared her gratitude to her fans and “thank u, next” director Hannah Lux Davis on Twitter after she heard about the record-breaking news and even joked with her video co-star Matt Bennett that “100 million ppl saw us brush our teeth this week.”

This article was originally writing by: Billboard.com

Halsey, Shawn Mendes, Rita Ora, The Struts… actúan en el desfile de Victoria’s Secret

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Cada año, el evento de Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show genera titulares por sus desfiles -por ellos pasan modelos famosísimas como Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner o Lais Ribeiro- pero también por las actuaciones de estrellas del pop que se dan en esas mismas pasarelas, como las que ofrecieron Miguel o Harry Styles en 2017 (en el desfile al que Katy Perry no pudo acudir por serle denegado el acceso a China) o The Weeknd, Bruno Mars y Lady Gaga en 2016.

Esta vez, los artistas que actuaron en el desfile de Victoria’s Secret, grabado el 8 de noviembre y emitido finalmente esta noche, fueron Halsey, Shawn Mendes, Rita Ora, The Struts, Bebe Rexha, Kelsea Ballerina y The Chainsmokers. Poca cosa. La primera, que ha criticado la falta de inclusión en el evento a personas LGBTIQ+, presentó su éxito actual, ‘Without Me’, número 4 en ambos lados del Atlántico, mientras el segundo se decantó por la que es probablemente la mejor canción de su último disco, ‘Lost in Japan’.

This article was originally writing by Janesaispop.com

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas got married over the weekend!

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The couple got married at the Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace, and enjoyed an entire weekend of festivities, which included two ceremonies, each marking their different cultures and religions.

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Now, we have seen some pictures from the weekend and frankly it all looked amazing. Just look how happy they are!

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But although those pics are great, I think everybody was holding their breath to see Priyanka’s two outfits for the Christian and Hindu ceremonies, and now we finally have them. BEHOLD!

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One more time just for emphasis.

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Priyanka wore a Ralph Lauren design, a cute nod to the designer who accidentally brought them together, and it apparently had over TWO MILLION pearl sequins.

But just wait a minute. You didn’t think that was all, right? Oh no, after the Christian ceremony on the Saturday, Priyanka looked stunning in a red lehenga for the Sunday.

In complimenting captions, Nick wrote under both the pictures “happiest day of my life” while Priyanka said “and forever starts now”.

TRUE LOVE DOES EXIST, WHO KNEW?!

This article was originally writing by BuzzFeed.com

It’s Time for an Animated Harry Potter Television Series

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Nearly 20 years after the first Harry Potter film premiered, fans deserve an animated television series reboot that can take its time to delve into J.K. Rowling’s expansive world.

If it feels like we’re currently wading in a pop culture time warp, it’s because we are. In 2018, reboots, remakes, reunions, returns and reimaginings are big business in Hollywood. Major Oscar front-runner A Star is Born, which has grossed over $350 million worldwide, is a remake of a remake of a remake of a remake. The resurrection of Roseannetwenty-one years following its original finale was one of the highest-rated network television events of the year. Up next: maybe Back to the Future, a new Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and, uh, a Northern Exposure revival?

Not everything can be a hit, however. Forbes recently declared Harry Potter spinoff sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald a “domestic disaster,” dropping an alarming 52% in its second weekend — which also happened to be during family-friendly Thanksgiving break. Reviews, overall, have been even harsher, critics decrying its messy logic and online fans aghast at the film’s troubling political insinuations.

But just because an extraneous thread of a familiar story doesn’t appeal to audiences doesn’t mean the brand itself is a wash. Amazon and Netflix have recently made big pushes into the post-Game of Thrones fantasy sphere, developing new episodic adaptations of Lord of the RingsWheel of Time and The Chronicles of Narnia. But instead of looking to mid-century fare, networks should notice what’s right in front of them. With the value of the Harry Potter franchise stronger than ever, and as core HP enthusiasts age into their 30s and introduce their own children to the fandom, there’s no better time than now to give these fans the storytelling they deserve. Here are five reasons it would make creative and financial sense to greenlight an animated Harry Potter television series.

Timing

The first Potter film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, debuted in 2001 — almost twenty years ago. The final Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ended the series in 2011 — nearly ten years ago. For reference, we’ve been subject to three entirely separate Spider-Man film universes in just the past 16 years. (Has any other franchise had such an abbreviated refractory period?)

Author J.K. Rowling first published Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (the British title for Sorcerer’s Stone) in 1997. Many of her original fans, the kids who grew up reading the books and aged along with Harry as he progressed through Hogwarts, are now well into adulthood and are sharing their beloved childhood stories with their own kids. These second-generation fans are keeping the fandom alive and are the perfect long-term investment for the property: Giving them a television series they, too can grow up with, like their parents did with the books, cements a fan for life.

Brand popularity

Harry Potter is a $25 billion machine. Far from waning in popularity since the release of the last book and final films, the Potter brand has found new life through gaming, theater, theme parks, spinoffs and more. Mobile RPG Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a player-led prequel to Harry’s story, has grossed $55 million in revenue within three months of launching this past spring. Game developer Niantic, hot off its augmented reality smash hit Pokémon Go, is expected to release Harry Potter: Wizards Unite within the next year, a similar game that provides “real-life” access to magic through a smartphone.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the three Universal Studios-based theme parks in Orlando, Hollywood and Osaka, remains a popular attraction for kids and adults alike, while the Potter-themed Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is now a main tourism spot in the United Kingdom. Harry Potter is also a West End and Broadway blockbuster: The two-part Tony-and-Olivier winning stage show Harry Potter and the Cursed Child — featuring Harry as a flawed father — became the top-grossing play in Broadway history this year. (The published manuscript alone has sold almost 5 million copies in the U.S.)  And that’s not to mention the hundreds of millions of dollars the Fantastic Beast spinoffs have raked in for Warner Bros. since 2016. Everything from Harry Potter crafting to the annual adult fan convention Leaky Con has continued to foment love for the brand. Heck, to this day Harry Potter is still the largest category on Fanfiction.net. Just last year, twenty years after her first book debuted, J.K. Rowling earned $95 million through her newest revenue streams.

Argue what you will about content saturation and franchise fatigue, Harry Potter is big business and a television event series is likely to reignite the core fan base and is almost certainly guaranteed to lure thousands of new subscribers to the distributing platform (probably HBO for this WarnerMedia property).

A return to the roots

Let’s be honest: for hardcore HP fans, the movies have never been that satisfying. Sure, they’re serviceable, but the films have always been more flash than substance, unable to pack the incredible detail and complex plotting of Rowling’s work into two-plus hours per film. Professional critics have often called them muddled at best, and with the amount of cutting and pasting producers have had to do to map these epic tales into feature-lengths, it’s a surprise any non-reader could have understood the storylines at all. A TV series — let’s say one season per book — would actually provide the time and space to properly adapt this world, particularly as the page numbers steadily rose with each iteration.

It’s true overexposure leads to diminishing returns (Solo: A Star Wars Story, anyone?), but a Harry Potter television series wouldn’t be a flat rehashing of the adaptations as much as it would be a welcome return to the source material. We don’t need endless spinoffs; we need to go back to the roots. If you spent any time on Harry Potter message boards in the early 2000s, you would know how the film’s imperfections drove book enthusiasts bonkers and turned many of HP snobs off forever from the movie franchise. That doesn’t mean, however, that we don’t want this story adapted at all. We just want it told right. Childhood nostalgia moves mountains: Over this past holiday weekend, the teaser trailer for the photorealistic CGI Lion King remake accumulated roughly 225 million views within 24 hours of its release. Potterheads just want our bread and circuses like anyone else!

Diversified storytelling

If you want a Harry Potter TV series to stand on its own, animate it. Not only would this silence the reboot cynics, it would also breathe new creative life into the story. (And certainly cut astronomical production and CGI costs.) In my opinion, fan art has always been able to capture the feeling of the books much more adeptly than the live action films, and there’s a very specific reason for this. Re-read the books and you’ll notice a cartoonish quality to the storytelling: I don’t mean that they’re cheesy or poorly written, but that Rowling crafted a world that could only be properly adapted through a fluid and logic-defying medium. The imagery and aural landscape she invokes are already attuned to the cadence of animation, and the very tenets of the medium — from morphing to squash-and-stretch — align perfectly with the exaggerations of her writing style. In other words, there’s magic to animating magic. (For example, in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Rowling describes “two large broom-shaped holes” that appear when two enchanted broomsticks smashed though a door to rejoin their masters. That’s not an image or tone that naturally lends itself to live-action.)

This hypothetical series shouldn’t rely on plastic-looking 3D animation, but warm and lush hand-drawn artwork, perhaps with design input from Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki, the world’s leading animator of childhood literary classics. Another great benefit of animation is that it eliminates most problems with casting and fan nitpicking. (As much as I adore Alan Rickman, Snape was 32-years-old when Harry entered Hogwarts.)

Redeeming the sins of the creator

Like George Lucas before her, J.K. Rowling has had a post-magnum-opus career that has seen her heroic status fall due to relentless story-diluting spinoffs and innumerable foot-in-mouth moments. For example, from a fan’s perspective, not only does showcasing middle-aged Harry & friends in the Cursed Child feel like unnecessary retconning, but poorly-placed Holocaust references in Fantastic Beasts have alienated viewers. Rowling has also said that she regrets marrying main couple Ron and Hermione, a a stake in the heart of R/H shippers of yore. And thanks to her brazen Tweeting and post-canon revelations, she’s revealed herself to be somewhat tone-deaf to issues of race and gender, leaving Gen Z dismayed. Returning to the original stories and adapting them with heart and a Disney-like attention to artwork will help restore unhappy fans’ faith in the series and help continue its ride into the 21st century.

This article was originally writing by: Hollywood Reporter

Lorde Calls out Kanye West & Kid Cudi for “Stealing” Her Stage Design

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Like most people that were unable to attend Camp Flog Gnaw, Lorde was watching the music festival through YouTube’s livestream this weekend. However, the New Zealand pop star noticed something during the Kids See Ghosts performance that most spectators probably overlooked—the concept of the box stage.

This afternoon, the singer-songwriter took to Instagram to point out the striking similarity of the stage design from her 2017 Coachella performance and Melodramaworld tour by uploading a series of images to her Stories as evidence. In the last post, Lorde writes “I’m proud of the work I do and it’s flattering when other artists are inspired by it, to the extent that they choose to try it on for themselves. But don’t steal — not from women or anyone else — not in 2018 or ever.”

On Reddit, a user mentioned that both artists share the same stage designer, Devlin. The designer for the Kids See Ghost set has not been confirmed at this time. In the past, Lorde and Kanye West have remixed and covered each other’s songs. This is not the first time that an artist has accused West of plagiarism—the album artwork for YANDHI even comes from a timeline of copyright issues. Scroll down to watch a clip from the Camp Flog Gnaw performance.

Highsnobiety has reached out to representatives of Kids See Ghosts for comment and will update this story accordingly.

 

This article was originally write by: Hibsnobiety.com

Mac Miller: Su Muerte.

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El 7 de septiembre salió la noticia de que el rapero Mac Miller, a sus 26 años, había muerto por una aparente sobredosis. Los problemas de Miller con el consumo de drogas no era una novedad. De hecho, algunos medios reportaron constantemente que su adicción fue una de las causas por las cuales había terminado su relación sentimental con Ariana Grande. A pesar de los problemas, Mac Miller liberó en agosto de 2018 su quinto álbum de estudio titulado Swimming, el cual recibió el aplauso de la críticas gracias a su sonido único que mezcla hip hop, rap, un poco de R&B y pop. Cuando se anunció su muerte, como mencionamos, se informó que se trató de una sobredosis accidental. Ahora, un reporte de TMZ que ha sido retomado por varios medios, anunciaron que sí, la causa de muerte fue una sobredosis de cocaína y fentanilo, sobre todo, pero también por la ingesta desmedida de alcohol. El 7 de septiembre, después de una llamada de emergencia, Mac Miller fue encontrado muerto en su casa en  el Valle de San Fernando al sur de Los Ángeles.

Malcolm James McCormick, verdadero nombre de Mac Miller, reveló desde 2013 os problemas de adicción que sufría. En una entrevista con Complex ese mismo año,  confirmó su adicción al lean, una bebida a base de codeína y prometazina cuyos efectos de relajación son más fuertes que el de la marihuana. “Estaba tan jodido y drogado todo el tiempo, que la pase muy mal. Mis amigos ni siquiera me podían ver como antes. Estaba perdido”. Los problemas siguieron y el consumo de drogas aumentó hasta llegar a las sustancias que causaron la sobredosis. Swimming, su último material de estudio, después de la noticia de su muerte, se convirtió en el centro de atención e interpretación de las audiencias por el sentido melancólico del disco y las letras, pero sobre todo por la portada del álbum y algunos videos musicales que fueron liberados. Por ejemplo, la portada del disco se ve a Miller descalzo dentro de una caja. Muchos asumieron que el rapero ya estaba “planeando” su muerte o pidiendo ayuda. Los visuales de la canción “Self Care” también se puede ver a Mac Miller dentro de una caja de madera.

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En algún momento, los usuarios de redes sociales culparon a Ariana Grande por la muerte de Mac Miller. ¿La razón? Su separación en mayo de 2018 por tratarse de una relación “tóxica” y su posterior compromiso con el comediante Pete Davidson en junio del mismo año; es decir, a sólo un mes de su separación con el rapero. Sin embargo, y a pesar de las posibles interpretaciones tanto del disco como su relación con la cantante, el nuevo reporte de su autopsia confirma que se trató de una sobredosis accidental, no de un suicidio como otros casos que han surgido en 2017 y 2018 y que denotan una crisis dentro de la sociedad y que ahora se refleja en las celebridades.

This article was originally writing by: Sopitas.com