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Bradley Cooper y Lady Gaga mostraron su “conexión”

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Bradley Cooper y Lady Gaga acapararon toda la atención del tercer día del Festival de Cine de Venecia y mostraron la complicidad ganada durante el rodaje de “A Star Is Born” y que surgió cuando descubrieron su conexión italiana. Entre gran expectación y como las estrellas que son, Cooper y Lady Gaga llegaron a la Mostra cogidos de la mano y sonrientes para la presentación, fuera de competición, del debut del actor en la dirección con un remake de un clásico del cine. Con un largo y sencillo vestido blanco ella y con un traje gris oscuro él, la pareja no paró de sonreír tanto en el “photocall” previo a la rueda de prensa como en la comparecencia ante los periodistas, en la que explicaron la razón de su buena compenetración.

La cantante -cuyo nombre de nacimiento es Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta- es medio italiana por parte de su padre, al igual que Cooper, en su caso por su madre, y eso les hizo tener una conexión inmediata desde el primer día que se conocieron, como explicaron divertidos en el Festival de Venecia durante la rueda de prensa de presentación de “A Star is Born”.

“Cuando nos reunimos por primera vez, después de 10 minutos comiendo -‘pasta’, apuntó Lady Gaga-, tuvimos una conexión inmediata porque venimos de familias italoamericanas y ambos somos de la costa este” de Estados Unidos, explicó Cooper.

La cantante y actriz resaltó además que parte de su familia es de Venecia, por lo que calificó de “un sueño” poder estrenar la película en la Mostra. Y aprovechó para alabar a su compañero de reparto y director de la película -es su ópera prima- ya que, pese a que como parte de su personaje, tenía que sentirse vulnerable, Cooper le hizo sentirse “muy cómoda”.

“Tenía mucho miedo de acercarme a este personaje, pero mi amigo y compañero estuvo todo el tiempo conmigo. Siempre es bueno estar rodeado de gente que es mejor que tú y él es mejor que yo, he aprendido mucho de él, le miraba cómo movía las cámaras, cambiaba luces, es increíble en lo que hace”, afirmó Lady Gaga.

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Mientras que Bradley también alabó el excelente trabajo de la actriz y destacó además el privilegio de poder escucharla cantar nada más que para el equipo de la película.

“Estaría aquí dos horas hablando de todo lo que he aprendido de esta experiencia”, afirmó el actor y ahora director, que quiso destacar que solo pudo realizar la película porque alguien creyó en él.

“Al final todo trata sobre la gente que cree en ti y que te permite enfrentarte a tus miedos que es la forma de aprender”, afirmó ante la atenta mirada de su compañera.

Una actriz que reconoció sentirse un poco identificada con Ally, su personaje en la película, aunque reaccionaron de forma diferente a situaciones similares.

“Muchas veces en el inicio de mi carrera dije que no”, al contrario que Ally en la historia, resaltó Lady Gaga, que asumió de forma natural que no era la cantante más guapa de las que trataban de abrirse camino, pero decidió no cambiar para cumplir los deseos de los demás o las modas. Decidió defender su música “y cruzar los dedos” para poder hacer lo que quería. “Me sugerían cómo debía vestir, me querían ver bailar y no estar sentada en mi piano, pero fui fuerte desde el comienzo de mi carrera”.

“Siempre quise hacerlo todo de mi manera, no quería ser sexy como otras mujeres, quería ser fuerte y presentar mi propia visión”, afirmó Lady Gaga, una cantante conocida por su fuerte personalidad. El Festival de Cine de Venecia 2018 se llevará a cabo del 29 de agosto al 8 de septiembre.

This article was originally written by: El comercio.com

Lady Gaga’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Gets Eight-Minute Ovation in Venice Following World Premiere Glitch

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La irreverente cantante pop Lady Gaga triunfó este viernes en su debut como actriz en el festival de cine Venecia con su brillante interpretación de “A Star Is Born”, un remake del clásico de los años 30.

“Al comienzo de mi carrera en muchas ocasiones no era la mujer más bella de la sala, pero yo sabía que escribía mis propias canciones”, confesó a los periodistas. “Al inicio de mi carrera dije muchas veces que no”, contó la cantante al contrario de la protagonista del filme, que narra su encuentro con un exitoso cantante country con problemas de alcohol.

La historia de una chica “fea” que piensa que su nariz es demasiado grande y se esconde detrás de capas de maquillaje tiene algo de autobiográfico para la estrella estadounidense, quien estaba acompañada por Bradley Cooper, director también del filme.

En la nueva versión del clásico del cine, la cantante retoma el papel inmortalizado por Judy Garland y Barbra Streisand.

Los críticos elogiaron su actuación magnética, su química con Cooper, el actor y exmodelo co-protagonista que debuta como director. Lady Gaga confesó también las presiones que enfrentó para que cambiara. “Hicieron sugerencias hasta sobre cómo debería mirar”, lamentó la diva, que agradeció a un periodista por comparar su nariz con la de otra gran diva, la soprano María Callas.Tuve que ser muy fuerte desde el comienzo de mi carrera”, dijo para rechazar los intentos de la industria de la música para rehacerla.

“Nunca quise ser sexy o como otras mujeres. Quería ser como soy tanto como artista como mujer”, explicó. Gaga, de 32 años, cuyo verdadero nombre es Stefani Germanotta, interpreta a una mesera y cantante italoestadounidense que conoce a una estrella de la música country en un drag club en el que interpreta “La Vie en Rose” de Edith Piaf.

La energía estalla y pronto esa extraña pareja es todo un fuego romántico y musical.Gaga, que llegó en medio de los truenos por una sorprendente lluvia en Venecia, confesó que su mayor temor era “estar al desnudo, ser vulnerable” frente a la pantalla.

This article was writing by El comercio

Pitbull, Carrie Underwood, Tiesto Perform at Hard Rock Atlantic City Opening

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Hard Rock in Atlantic City, NJ, celebrated its grand opening last week with concerts by Carrie Underwoodand Pitbull and a traditional guitar-smashing exercise led by Black Panther actor Michael B. Jordan.

Country star Underwood was the first musician to officially open the 7,000-seat Hard Rock Live with a concert Friday (June 29) at the Mark Etess Arena. Her voice was particularly impressive when she sang “So Small” and “Wasted”.

Underwood told the audience how her bags were lost en route to Atlantic City. “Of course it was the wardrobe bags that did not make it, all the bags with dirty clothes made it,” she quipped. “My wonderful wardrobe stylist that goes on tour with me was out scootering the city yesterday finding things for me to wear for today. So what I am wearing this lovely evening can be found in all the retailers, these shoes were $15.”

She performed with her band for one hour and forty-five minutes, delivering such hit songs as “Jesus Take The Wheel” and “All-American Girl”.

Also on Friday, DJ Tiesto headlined a packed Daer Nightclub, and Ludacris got on the mic the following night.

On Saturday, Pitbull brought some Latin favor with an energetic concert at Mark Etess Arena that had everyone on their feet dancing to “Timber”, “Times of Our Lives”, “Feel the Moment” and “Don’t Stop the Party”.

The Miami-born artist was dressed in a white tuxedo, black pants and black shirt, with his six female dancers changing their wardrobe a couple of times. At the close, cannons filled the arena with white confetti.

Hard Rock’s CEO Jim Allen said the venue already has 300 acts booked, included Maroon 5, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Florida Georgia Line and Toby Keith.

The hotel, renovated at a reported cost of $500 million, features some impressive musical memorabilia.

Michael Jackson’s white Swarovski crystal glove is displayed next to Elvis Presley’s1963 Rolls-Royce Phantom V. Also, Pink and Lil’ Kim’s steamy “Lady Marmalade” music video outfits are on display; Prince’s Versace shirt from his personal collection is on view, as are John Lennon’s suits and handwritten lyrics to “Imagine”.

This article was originally published by: Billboard

Steve Aoki, Lil Yachty & AJR Make Pop Dance on ‘Pretender’: Listen

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Lil Yachty was all over Twitter talking about how he wants to make “a big edm song and perform it at one of those festivals,” and meanwhile, he damn well knew he had a dance-pop tune coming out with Steve Aoki today (May 18).

To be fair, the collaboration with NYC band AJR is no festival-house anthem. “Pretender” is more of a dance-pop crossover with all the trappings of a radio-friendly summer favorite, but it does bring Lil Yachty into the dance music establishment, so the door is open for more.

One does have to give a serious shout out to Lil Yachty’s vulnerability on this track; he raps about being insecure from high school to today. He knows who he is, but he still tries to be as cool as the next rapper, covering himself in icy chains and smiling in pictures just to throw people off the trail of confusion he still walks.

“Pretender” isn’t just a catchy song. It’s something we can all relate to. Hold your head up high and listen to “Pretender” below, out everywhere today on Ultra Records.

This article was originally published by: BillBoard

‘Dreamgirls’ Beyonce & Jennifer Hudson Reunite at Coachella

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Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson were all smiles posing together for a photo at Coachella — or “Beychella” — this weekend.

In her caption for a snapshot of the moment on Instagram, Hudson gushed to her former Dreamgirls co-star, “It’s not what u do but how u do it ! And @Beyonce you have out done yourself ! Only u know how to top this ! I wouldn’t have missed this for the world ! #beychella”

“Here to see my dream girl,” Hudson said in a video clip from her experience at weekend two of the California music festival, which she also posted on Instagram. The two starred as the Supremes-inspired girl group the Dreams, alongside Anika Noni Rose, in the 2006 film.

The singer also shared a Coachella stage shot of the reunited Destiny’s Child, noting “these women blow me away,” and a video with fireworks going off. Beyoncé “done set the place on fire,” she said.

See her VIP footage — she happened to run into Katy Perry and Cardi B, too — and check out her festival look below.

This article was originally published by: Billboard

Pregnant Cardi B Brings Her Twerking Skills to the Coachella Music Festival

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Pregnant and performing at Coachella? Not a problem for Miss Cardi B!

While Saturday night was all about Beyoncé and her Destiny’s Child reunion, Sunday evening proved to be all about a former Love and Hip Hop star who wowed the crowd with her set.

Wearing a custom design by Alejandro that was inspired by TLC, the rapper brought out several special guests including YGG-EazyChance The RapperKehlani and 21 Savage.

But perhaps what really caught the attention of fans were Cardi B’s moves while pregnant.

Whether twerking to the music or communicating with the crowd—”I’m running out of breath, you know my pregnant ass”—the 25-year-old gave it her all.

And yes, she appeared to please the thousands of fans who came to see her set before night three headliner Eminem took the stage.

It’s been a huge month for Cardi B who recently released her debut album Invasion of Privacy. Earlier this weekend, the woman behind “Bodak Yellow” celebrated a major milestone in her career.

“Thank you sooo much everybody !!!I’m super exited!! It wouldn’t happen with out yaa,” she wrote on Instagram after her album made No. 1 on the Billboard charts. “I love ya so much. A dream come true. Check out #invasionofprivacy !!…The devil calls me but God hugs me !!”

And yes, there’s also a baby coming soon.

“She’ll be a cool mom,” sister and The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars star Hennessy Carolina told E! News exclusively. “She’ll be the best mom, actually. She’ll be a really good mom. She spoils a lot, she knows how to buy the best gifts so she’ll be the best mom. And she’s funny so we’re going to have a lot of fun.”

This article was originally published by: E! News

The 10 Artists We’re Most Looking Forward to Seeing at Coachella This Weekend

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It’s been a long three months since the lineup for this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts festival was released in early January, whetting fans’ appetites with one of the most stacked rosters the fest has trotted out in recent years.

The billing is led by three superstars in The Weeknd, Beyonce and Eminem, and even if the rest of the lineup can’t quite compete with that combined star power, there’s plenty of other artists we’re just as excited to see in various font sizes underneath the biggest names on the marquee. Here are ten of the acts we’re most looking forward to this weekend (Apr. 13-15) at Coachella.

Daniel Caesar

The Canadian R&B singer-songwriter’s music — especially the majority of last year’s breakthrough LP, the Grammy-nominated debut Freudian — is hushed and gentle, which likely explains why he’s slotted during the sunset on Friday evening. His velvety vocals and intimate musical arrangements could very well be the antidote to the more EDM-leaning, upbeat acts slated to perform on adjacent stages, the perfect way to find your chill before the night kicks into full gear. — STEVEN J. HOROWITZ

Kali Uchis

Colombian-American singer Kali Uchis is fresh on the heels of releasing her debut album Isolation, which is why her Coachella Friday performance feels like an arrival of sorts. However, Uchis has been edging towards this moment for years, with a mixtape and EP under her belt, and a string of singles and guest features that positioned her as an R&B iconoclast. Isolation is a testament to that, a record where she steps through the looking glass and corrals funk, doo-wop and soul into a frothy confection. — S.J.H.

Bonnie McKee

Members of the #bonniehive are likely already familiar with her credits: McKee sharpened her pen as a songwriter for others, dotting the liner notes of megahits including Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” and Britney Spears’ “Hold It Against Me.” But she’s also an established solo artist of her own, most recently with singles “Thorns” and “Sleepwalker.” She’ll make a stop at Coachella while on tour with Kygo, appearing with the DJ during his Friday set for their collaboration “Riding Shotgun” —  one of the festival’s special guests you’ll least want to miss. — S.J.H.

Jamiroquai

The English collective, fronted by the furry-hatted Jay Kay, seems an odd inclusion on the Coachella lineup, as they haven’t always been a Stateside festival staple. It makes sense that the group is booked, though, particularly in the wake of last year’s funk-filled Automaton, their sorely underrated first album since 2010’s Rock Dust Light Star. And with a catalogue of turn-of-the-century hits spanning “Virtual Insanity” to “Canned Heat,” Jamiroquai stands as a solid Friday alternative to a time-conflicting performance from The Weeknd. — S.J.H.

Nile Rodgers & Chic

Nothing at a festival quite like a set from an artist where you know it’s gonna be nothing but hits you’ve loved your entire life straight through. All-time funk and disco great Nile Rodgers will have classics to spare when he and Chic lace up for their Saturday afternoon Coachella set, pulling from a catalog that spans from the group’s epochal early smashes to Rodgers’ days as a hitmaking writer-producer with ’80s icons like Madonna and Duran Duran, right up to his work on modern-day club anthems from Daft Punk and Christina Aguilera. In short, get ready to lose yourself to dance. — ANDREW UNTERBERGER

Tash Sultana

There’s no other live experience on the festival circuit (or anywhere else) to compare with seeing the prodigiously talented Tash Sultana, a one-woman-band who can play, sing, write and even loop with the best of ‘em. Her performances are both technically stunning and overpoweringly soulful, and it’s hard to imagine a better context for her transfixing and transportive performance than against the backdrop of the desert sunset on Saturday night. — A.U.

achanga Boys

Two esteemed veteran dance producers with ties to Germany’s legendary Kompakt label — Superpitcher and Rebolledo — occasionally join forces as the Pachanga Boys, with spellbinding results. (Observe their 15-minute out-of-body epic “Time,”once accurately described in a Thump headline as “Proof We’re the Saddest, Proudest Creatures in the Entire Universe.”) The duo haven’t released new music in over a half-decade, but their jams are so far outside the contemporary music realm anyway that their Saturday night live set should be a gloriously interstellar experience regardless. — A.U.

Snail Mail

The 18-year-old singer-songwriter Lindsay Jordan was all but named Queen of South by Southwest after a couple years of electrifying performances at the Austin festival with her Snail Mail outfit, and her 2016 EP Habit was rightfully hyped as one of the most promising indie rock releases of the last few years. Snail Mail’s debut album Lush is due out in June, and based on the captivating lead single “Pristine,” her playing and songwriting are evolving at a near-alarming pace. Be sure to see Jordan this Sunday before the buzz becomes too loud to stand. — A.U.

Aminé

​Though many in attendance at Coachella on Sunday might only know the rapper born Adam Aminé Daniel from his surprise Hot 100 top 10 hit “Caroline,” his 2017 debut LP Good for You was full of similarly clever, winning jams, earning the Portland MC a bigger following that you might realize. Watch the entire Mojave tent sing along to the irresistible “Spice Girl” chorus, or freak out to the classic Neptunes-worthy banger “REDMERCEDES,” and see if you still worry about him getting dismissed as a one-hit wonder afterwards. — A.U.

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Cardi B

In just one year, Cardi B has bloomed into a hip-hop superstar, courtesy of her chart-topping single “Bodak Yellow.” Because of her punchy lyrics and exuberant swagger, high-profile stars like Oprah, Ellen and more have lauded the Bronx MC, especially after the release of her hotly anticipated album Invasion of Privacy last Friday (April 7). Sunday at Coachella will mark Cardi’s first festival performance since announcing her pregnancy, but fortunately, the Latina spitter has proven to be calm under pressure before: Earlier this month, she delivered a dazzling performance on Saturday Night Live, where she first revealed the news of her pregnancy. — CARL LAMARRE

This article was originally published by: Billboard 
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