30 de noviembre de 2016

Gigi Hadid Has Wardrobe Malfunction at VS Show 2016 and Handles It With Grace

Just because Gigi Hadid is one of the biggest supermodels of our time, doesn't mean she isn't prone to accidents. But as it would happen for someone as prolific in the world of modeling as she is, her mishap came on the biggest runway of any model's career: The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. While modeling a black lace bra and underwear set, the supermodel suffered a slight wardrobe malfunction when the strap of her corset snapped off under her left underwire, and flailed as she strutted down the catwalk.




Though minor (you could barely even tell with all that was going on in the look), the moment could be pretty embarrassing — if Gigi wasn't such a pro. Like any great model would, Gigi Hadid barely missed a beat. She continued to strut down the runway with grace and poise — and a smile that never wavered. We wish everyone could handle wardrobe malfunctions as flawlessly as the eldest Hadid sister. Gigi, teach us your ways.

29 de noviembre de 2016

BRITNEY SPEARS & TINASHE’S “SLUMBER PARTY” ADDED BY RADIO DISNEY



Radio Disney adds Britney Spears' "Slumber Party" to its official playlist.

Britney Spears’ new single has landed at the family-oriented Radio Disney.

Reporting to the November 29 pop radio add board, Radio Disney confirms it picked up Spears’ “Slumber Party (featuring Tinashe).”

“Slumber Party,” which went for adds earlier this month, is officially inside the Top 55 at pop radio.

It is the second single from Spears’ “Glory.”

Siri responderá tus preguntas sobre mascotas gracias a ‘The Secret Life of Pets’


¿Siempre quisiste saber qué hacen tus mascotas cuando no estás en casa? Pues ahora podrás averiguarlo gracias a Siri, la asistente personal de los usuarios de los dispositivos electrónicos de Apple.

Esto debido a que el gigante del productos electrónicos se ha asociado con Universal Pictures para promocionar el lanzamiento en Blue Ray, DVD y plataformas digitales de la cinta animada The Secret Life of PetsEsta es la primera vez que Apple trabaja con un estudio de cine para promover una película.
Gracias a la asociación, Siri ha sido programada para responder a la pregunta, ¿Qué hacen mis mascotas cuando no estoy en casa? Si te animas a preguntar podrás encontrarte con 15 respuestas diferentes que te dejarán boquiabierto.
La película animada que cuenta con la participación de Louis C.K.Eric Stonestreet y Kevin Hart, se convirtió en un éxito en taquilla, recaudado durante su fin de semana de estreno 104 millones de dólares en los Estados Unidos. A nivel mundial la cinta ha recaudado un acumulado superior a los 874 millones de dólares.




En agosto, Universal Studios anunció que está preparando la segunda entrega de la cinta, que llegará a las salas de cine en julio del 2018. 

VIDEO: Universal officially announces “an entire Nintendo world” for their theme parks!

nintendo

There was some serious hype created when Universal Parks revealed that they would be partnering with video game juggernaut Nintendo to develop…something, in some form. We all wanted to know what they had cooking, and at long last, we finally have an answer!
Now, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto and Universal Creative’s Mark Woodbury have finally taken to video to explain their vision for bringing the world of Mario and friends to life! What’s most important, it looks like Universal Orlando ResortUniversal Studios Hollywood, and Universal Studios Japan will all be getting Nintendo expansions — so everybody can enjoy!
The worlds are set to feature some amazing things, including:
  • Nintendo-themed areas are coming to Universal Studios Japan, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood.
  • These will be expansive, immersive and interactive. They’ll be highly themed and authentic environments filled with multiple attractions, shops and restaurants.
  • You’ll feel as if you’re playing inside your favorite games – in real life.
  • There will be something for everyone—regardless of their age or gaming experience level.
  • Planning and creative work on these areas is well underway; they will open separately over the next several years.



Universal promises “to bring the characters, action and adventure of Nintendo video games to life within Universal theme parks. And to do so in new and innovative ways that capture what makes them so special.”
Check out the video below:
Sure, details are still a little vague, but it looks like progress is well underway to bring players face-first into the world of Nintendo! For all things Universal Parks, stick with Inside the Magic!

28 de noviembre de 2016

FANCLUBDIS MOVIES: From Selma to American Sniper, new study gauges accuracy of fact-based films

'Information is Beautiful' journalist David McCandless surveys 14 movies based on true events


Selma


The multiplex is often where audiences go to escape the cruel realities of the world around them. The film industry has a penchant, however, for turning fact-based stories into dramatized Hollywood spectacles, though a new study conducted by Information is Beautiful finds several mainstream titles — from Ava DuVernay’sSelma to Adam McKay’s The Big Short — are surprisingly accurate when it comes to doing the stories of their real-life subjects justice on the big screen. 
Data journalist David McCandless, whose writing credits include pieces for The Guardian and Wired, and Information is Beautiful’s Stephanie Smith sifted through 14 films based on true stories — nearly all of them Best Picture Oscar nominees or winners, save for 2013’s Rush — released between 2010 and 2015. The pair broke down each film scene-by-scene, and compared respective titles’ staging of historical events to the corresponding material that inspired them.
Of the 14 films, DuVernay’s Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic Selma, starring David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo, scored a 100 percent accurate grade, with none of its scenes, ranging from reenactments of the 1965 Selma civil rights marches to Jimmie Lee Jackson’s (played by Keith Stanfield in the film) death at the hands of state trooper J.B. Fowler, earning anything below a “true-ish” score on the study’s scale, which gives scenes one of five ratings: true, true-ish, false-ish, false, or unknown if there is no source information upon which to make a judgment.


Last year’s Best Picture winner, Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight, which revolves around the Boston Globe’s investigative journalism unit that helped to expose child sex abuse cases involving several priests in Boston-based sects of the Roman Catholic church, earned an 81.6 percent accurate grade, with a big scene toward the beginning of the film earning an entirely false label; the scene sees the Globe’s Walter Robinson (Michael Keaton) awkwardly meeting with one of the paper’s editors, Martin Baron (Liev Schreiber), to discuss the future of the unit. According to McCandless, McCarthy “chose to play on the insider/outsider dynamic, putting tension between the Bostonians & new guy Baron,” though, in reality, “Baron was accepted just fine, & respected by Robinson.” 
On the other hand, Clint Eastwood’s divisive American Sniper, about the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), received a 56.9 percent accuracy rating. 
“A lot of the events in the movie did happen, but Kyle’s involvement in them was repeatedly exaggerated,” McCandless wrote. “His tragic hero status was a Hollywood flourish – by all accounts (including his own) he thrived off his job and it didn’t bother him much.” 
The lowest-scoring film of the bunch, with a 41.4 percent rating, is Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, who decrypted German intelligence messages to the British army’s advantage during World War II, though he was later prosecuted for being gay under the country’s anti-homosexuality laws. 

“Alan Turing did work as a cryptographer at Bletchley Park during the war and was arrested for homosexuality after the war. That much is true,” the film’s summary page in the study reads. “Most of the rest of this film isn’t. To be fair, shoe-horning the incredible complexity of the Enigma machine and cyptography in general was never going to be easy. But this film just rips the historical record to shreds.” 
For a thorough anaylsis of each of the 14 films surveyed, including Stephen Frears’ Philomena, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, and Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, check out the Information is Beautiful’s page here.

25 de noviembre de 2016

5 NEW EVENTS COMING TO DISNEY WORLD THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

New Walt Disney World

Its been a very busy week for Walt Disney World with several new offerings being made available to guests visiting the parks during November – January.  From Christmas trees to drones and from princesses to gingerbread creations there’s no shortage of amazing things to see and do over the holiday Season and the list just got longer. Here at Disney Addicts, we are dedicating to keeping you straight so here’s  quick rundown of some of the new happenings announced this week across Walt Disney World Resort.

More at: http://www.disneyaddicts.com/5-new-events-coming-disney-world-holiday-season-8481/

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sees Powerful Chinese Opening Day

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find

Warner Bros. reports that early results show that “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” has grossed a strong $11.2 million on opening day in China. The Harry Potter follow-up grabbed 64% of the box office of the top five movies and quintupled the takings of Disney’s “Moana.”

China’s final opening day gross will be confirmed Saturday. “Fantastic Beasts” remains the No. 1 film internationally, with a total $170.7 million so far. The fantasy is expected to cross $200 million overseas by Saturday. In the U.K., the Eddie Redmayne starrer is up to $23.1 million, followed by Korea at $16.3 million and Germany, Russia and France all topping $11 million.

Japan, a strong market for anything Potter-related, also opened on Wednesday, but grosses have not yet been reported. In the U.S., the J.K. Rowling adaptation has topped $110 million for its first seven days and should finish the weekend at around $155 million.

Ashley Tisdale se versiona a sí misma y te hará viajar en el tiempo (+ Video)


¿Están listos para la nostalgia?

Estamos hablando de un increíble vistazo al pasado. Transpórtense a los días de High School Musical 3: Senior Year y The Suite Life on Deck y prepárense para volver al éxito de todos los éxitos de Ashley Tisdale "It's Alright, It's Ok". Te dijimos que la nostalgia iba en serio. Cualquier entusiasta de Sharpay todavía puede recordar la letra de esa canción como si fuera el 2009.

Dicho esto, cuando a Ashley le llegó el momento de hacer una Music Session en su canal de Youtube, la gente perdió la cabeza. Ella y su esposo Chris French interpretaron una versión acústica del tema, proveniente de su disco Guilty Pleasure. Ese no podría ser un mejor título por cierto. En el clip, ella y Chris se relajan en un hermoso paisaje natural junto con su adorable cachorro.

En caso de que no sean conocidas para ti, Ashley describe sus sesiones en su página. Son: "Una serie musical íntima, curada e interpretada por mí. Invitaré a algunos de mis amigos músicos a colaborar y tocar en mi jardín. En cada episodio me les uniré para tocar una versión única de sus canciones o un cover, material que se puede encontrar en exclusiva en mi canal". En otras palabras, una posible mina de oro de la nostalgia.

Después de anunciar el clip en Twitter, los fanáticos de Ashley enloquecieron, previsiblemente. Por comentarios como "¿Estará disponible en iTunes/Spotify PORQUE NECESITO ESTO LO AMO MUCHO GRACIAS", podemos concluir que los fanáticos de Tisdale son fieles. Otros escogieron un tono más meditativo, y le agradecieron a Ashley por su música. "Hiciste que mi infancia regresara. Omg te amo", fueron sentimientos compartidos en las redes sociales.

22 de noviembre de 2016

Escandalos Disney | Así fue como los fans defendieron a Ariana Grande de la crítica de Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay criticó a la cantante a través de un comentario de instagram y los Arianators no lo tomaron nada bien.



En estos días, ocurrió un mini conflicto vía instagram entre dos celebs que jamás nos imaginamos.

De acuerdo a The Huffington Post, Lindsay Lohan de 30 años, comentó una de las fotos del insta de Ariana Grande de 23 años. El comentario decía:
"Demasiado maquillaje".
Esta es la famosa foto, la cual fue tomada en el set de grabación de Hairspray, en el que la cantante ha estado trabajando con Dove Cameron.

Carrie Fisher Is Surprised at Public Reaction to Harrison Ford Affair: "I Wasn't Raised That Way"

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher is just as stunned as we are about her affair with Harrison Ford, but for an entirely different reason—she didn't think anyone would be stunned at all.
"I am surprised at the reaction," she told Savannah Guthrie in an interview on Today. "I don't think it's that surprising." In penning and publishing a Star Wars memoir, The Princess Diarist, the 60-year-old actress also confirmed fans' longtime wish that she and her co-star were having an affair behind the scenes. "A lot of the fans did think about it for awhile," Fisher recalled. "They made up Carrison as a word." 
To write the book, the actress returned to her 41-year-old diary entries from when she was just a teenager on location in London for the first Star Wars film.   




Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Star Wars"I had forgotten that I'd written them," Fisher said of her personal diary entries. "I write when I'm upset. So, I was upset—it is about two months or three months of upset." 

In those three months, she made note of her romantic relationship with the then-33-year-old star, who was married to Mary Marquardt with two children during filming. However, Fisher noted that she didn't consider herself to be careless. "I was not sort of a cavalier person," she remembered. "It was sad because I was so insecure…it's very raw. Obviously, I didn't expect anyone, including myself, I suppose later on, to read [the diary]. 

"I wasn't raised that way," she added about carrying on an affair. "But, when you're on location, this is something I discovered—everything is permitted. I didn't know that. I haven't been on a location since." 

While both stars went on to date, marry and divorce other people. Ford and Fisher have maintained a good, friendly relationship. Having known the Oscar nominee for decades, the actress also knew that he kept his personal life private and a tell-all book may not have been the first on his list of things to do. 

"I feel really bad about doing that to him," Fisher told Guthrie. "I told him I found the journals and that I was going to publish them. He sort of went, "Lawyer!" 

21 de noviembre de 2016

"Transformation" at Epcot may include more characters, rides


Big changes could be coming to Epcot.

Speaking at a fan convention this past weekend, The Walt Disney Co.'s executive in charge of theme parks said there would be a "major transformation" at the theme park.

Visitors can likely expect less emphasis on exhibits and replicas, and more on the characters and rides typical of most Disney theme parks.

Once envisioned as a working city, Epcot is currently part museum, part ethnic marketplace, part theme park. Disney has been making a subtle shift toward typical theme park for years, but might now be accelerating it.

"We will be doing some major transformation at Epcot in the future," Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek said Saturday at D23 at the Contemporary Resort.

"It will be more Disney. It will be even more relevant than it is today. ... And at the same time it will stay true to our original vision. Stay tuned, there's a lot more to come on Epcot," he said.

The company would not give details about Chapek's remarks.

This summer, a ride featuring the wide-eyed animated princesses of "Frozen" replaced the old Maelstrom attraction in the World Showcase's Norway. And most of Innoventions, which featured science and technology displays, has closed.

There has been speculation that a Ratatouille ride similar to one already at Disneyland Paris could open in Epcot's France, and that a Guardians of the Galaxy thrill ride could replace Ellen's Energy Adventure in Future World. Disney has not confirmed either rumor.

It's part of what David Koenig, an author of several books about Disney, calls "the Mickey Mousing of every Disney park on the planet."

He finds the trend dismaying. "The different lands and the different attractions, they each have sort of their own flavor," he said. "Perhaps vanilla's the most popular flavor, but I don't want to go to a business that only sells me vanilla ice cream."

Other theme-park experts say Epcot needs a change because its nearly 35-year-old formula of cultural and technology exhibits can't stand on its own today.

"Epcot has an identity crisis," said Scott Smith, an assistant hospitality professor at the University of South Carolina. That will become more obvious, he said, as Disney refurbishes its Hollywood Studios theme park to include Star Wars and Toy Story lands.

Right now Epcot relies heavily on special events such as its food-and-wine festival to lure visitors, said Jim Hill, an industry blogger and editor of JimHillMedia.com

Indeed, Epcot has expanded its signature Food and Wine and Flower and Garden festivals to the point where the events take up five months of the year.

On Monday, a new event was announced: the International Festival of the Arts, running for six weekends starting Jan. 17. That excited some Disney fans eagerly anticipating a blend of Disney-themed art, food and entertainment. Others think it's overkill.

"Gee, look. Another festival at Epcot," Scott Shindeldecker wrote in the comments section of the Disney Parks Blog. "Paraphrasing The Incredibles: 'Once every day is a special event, no day will be special.'"

With its emphasis on festivals, culture and science, many consider Epcot the "adult theme park." Visitors stroll amid replicas of the Eiffel Tower and St. Mark's campanile, enjoy ethnic restaurants, and take a boat ride to see produce grown with hydroponics.

Epcot is the only theme park that sells an after-4 p.m. pass, which allows people regular access for dinner and fireworks.

Epcot, originally an acronym for Walt Disney's Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow idea, had no characters or thrill rides when it opened in 1982. Future World explored technological advances in transportation, farming and communication. Pavilions in World Showcase featured cultures of other nations.

But Epcot now features more attractions aimed at the Disney demographic. The theme park opened Mission: Space, Soarin', and Turtle Talk with Crush attraction while Brad Rex was vice president there from 2001 to 2007. The Living Seas attraction also received a "Finding Nemo" attraction under his watch.

"We came up with a whole strategy to make Epcot more fun and friendly for families," he said.

AMAs 2016 winners list

Justin Bieber, Drake, The Chainsmokers, Fifth Harmony, and more take home trophies



Justin Bieber, Drake, and Ariana Grande were among the big winners at Sunday night’s American Music Awards.

Bieber won four total awards on the night, pacing all nominated artists. Drake, who led the pack of nominees with 13 nods – breaking Michael Jackson’s record for the most AMA nominations in a single year – nabbed three solo awards. And Grande won the night’s biggest honor, Artist of the Year.

The Chainsmokers, Rihanna, Zayn, Fifth Harmony, and Beyoncé also took home trophies.

See a full list of winners (bolded in each category) below.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Carrie Underwood

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Alessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Shawn Mendes
Zayn

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
The Chainsmokers featuring Daya - “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake featuring Wizkid & Kayla - “One Dance”
Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign - “Work From Home”
Rihanna featuring Drake - “Work”
Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend - “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”

TOUR OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé
Madonna
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Justin Bieber - “Sorry”
Desiigner - “Panda”
Rihanna featuring Drake - “Work”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK
Justin Bieber
Drake
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK
Adele
Selena Gomez
Rihanna

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP - POP/ROCK
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Twenty One Pilots

FAVORITE ALBUM - POP/ROCK
Adele 25
Justin Bieber Purpose
Drake Views

FAVORITE SONG - POP/ROCK
Adele - “Hello”
Justin Bieber - “Love Yourself”
Drake featuring Wizkid & Kyla - “One Dance”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - COUNTRY
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett
Blake Shelton

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - COUNTRY
Kelsea Ballerini
Cam
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP - COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY
Luke Bryan Kill the Lights
Chris Stapleton Traveller
Carrie Underwood Storyteller

FAVORITE SONG - COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line - “H.O.L.Y.”
Tim McGraw - “Humble and Kind”
Thomas Rhett - “Die a Happy Man”

FAVORITE ARTIST - RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake
Fetty Wap
Future

FAVORITE ALBUM - RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake, Views
Drake & Future, What a Time to be Alive
Fetty Wap, Fetty Wap

FAVORITE SONG - RAP/HIP-HOP
Desiigner - “Panda”
Drake - “Hotline Bling”
Fetty Wap - “679”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - SOUL/R&B
Beyoncé
Janet Jackson
Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM - SOUL/R&B
Beyoncé Lemonade
Rihanna Anti
Bryson Tiller TRAPSOUL

FAVORITE SONG - SOUL/R&B Drake featuring Wizkid & Kayla - “One Dance”
Rihanna featuring Drake - “Work”
Bryson Tiller - “Don’t”

FAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Coldplay
Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors

FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT COMTEMPORARY
Adele
Rachel Platten
Meghan Trainor

FAOVRITE ARTIST - LATIN
J Balvin
Enrique Iglesias
Nicky Jam

FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong UNITED
Chris Tomlin

FAVORITE ARTIST - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer

TOP SOUNDTRACK
Purple Rain
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Suicide Squad: The Album

19 de noviembre de 2016

ALEX AIONO POSTS A SWOON-WORTHY GLASSES SELFIE


Just when you thought Alex Aiono couldn’t get cuter!

The swoon-worthy singer kicked it up a notch with a recent selfie, and we can’t get enough!


A photo posted by Alex Aiono (@alexaiono) on

18 de noviembre de 2016

5 Sexiest Moments in Britney Spears and Tinashe's "Slumber Party" Video



No adult supervision required!

At midnight, Britney Spears released the music video for "Slumber Party," directed by Colin Tilley and featuring Tinashe. "We ain't gonna sleep tonight..." she tweeted, quoting the lyrics. The song is the second single off of Glory, following the lead track "Make Me… (feat. G-Eazy)."

The sultry clip shows the superstars in a sexier light—literally and figuratively. "It's kind of like a younger Eyes Wide Shut theme," the 34-year-old pop star explained to Extra's Mario Lopez in late October. "So, it's kind of a little risqué. It's very sexy, it's very moody—and it's fun! It's fun."

Here, E! News highlights the five sexiest moments in "Slumber Party":



1. Britney Makes a Grand Entrance

Not since "Boys" has Britney made walking through party look like art. Lips pursed, eyes focused, she moves through the party like a panther. The best part? No Austin Powers in sight.



2. Tinashe Takes Over

Britney may be a pop music veteran, but an on-the-rise Tinashe proves she can hold her own when the second verse starts. "Let's fill up this clawfoot bath with bubbles / Loving me so hard it's causing trouble," the lingerie-clad singer coos. Striking provocative poses on the couch, Tinashe purrs, "If it's seven minutes in heaven make it double, triple, oh / Like a slumber party."



3. Britney Quenches Her Thirst

Britney spots a sexy stranger early on in the video. When she finally gets him alone, she seduces him with a private show by dancing, crawling across the table and licking up spilled milk. Meow!



4. Britney and Tinashe Get Close

Sexy pillow fights? Not really their style. Instead, the two chart toppers spend a good portion of the "Slumber Party" video caressing each other's famously toned bodies. "We got them candles hanging / Hanging from the ceiling low / We use our bodies to make our own videos," they sing. "Put on our music that makes us go f--king crazy, go / Go crazy, go, yeah / Like a slumber party."



5. No One Goes to Sleep

Britney and Tinashe promise "we ain't gonna sleep tonigh-igh-ight," and they mean it. Draped across a bevy of half-naked dancers, the two superstars writhe on the floor and touch each other. Suffice to say, their "Slumber Party" video is unlike any most people have ever attended.

17 de noviembre de 2016

American Music Awards 2016 Guide: Performers, Nominees and More


Bruno Mars is the first announced performer at the 2016 American Music Awards, which also announced this year’s crop of nominees on October 10. When is the show? And who’s up for awards? We’ve got the answer to these, and all of your AMAs 2016-related questions.

When is the American Music Awards?
The 2016 American Music Awards will take place on Sunday, November 20, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. You’ll be able to catch the live show at 8/7c PM on ABC.

Who’s performing at the American Music Awards?
A whole lot of people. As announced on October 19, Bruno Mars will open this year’s AMAs. He’ll likely perform “24K Magic,” the title track to his upcoming album, or a medley including “Chunky,” which Mars debuted on SNL.



Lady Gaga will also perform during the 2016 AMAs. She announced the news on Twitter, writing, “Bringing #JOANNE to the @AMAs on 11/20! See u there!”

Niall Horan will mark his budding post-One Direction career with a performance of his new single, “This Town,” while Justin Bieber will put in a performance from Zurich, where he’s currently on the road with the Purpose World Tour.

The Chainsmokers and Halsey will bring their enduring No. 1 hit, “Closer,” to the stage once again — Chainsmoker Andrew Taggart claimed he was “set up to fail” at the 2016 VMAs following an ear-punishing live rendition of the track, so the AMAs will be the group’s chance to set things right, performance-wise.

DJ Khaled will perform “Do You Mind” with Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Future and August Alsina. Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj will take their “Side to Side” collab to a new awards stage as well, and the packed slate of performers also includes Fifth Harmony delivering “That’s My Girl” and The Weeknd performing “Starboy.” Twenty One Pilots, Shawn Mendes, John Legend, Green Day, Shakira with Carlos Vives, James Bay and Sting are also set to take the stage.

Who’s hosting the American Music Awards?
Model Gigi Hadid and SNL alum Jay Pharoah will cohost the night’s festivities. How are American Music Awards winners chosen? The awards show bills itself as “the world’s biggest fan-voted awards show” and, indeed, you can vote for your favorites right now on the AMA website (you must be logged into Facebook to vote, to foil bots). Because it’s 2016 and we live in a multi-platform world, you can vote on Twitter as well.

For the categories considered “Editorial Awards,” the voting window’s open from now until November 14 at at 8:59:59 AM Pacific Time. Voting for the New Artist Award, however, doesn’t begin until November 2 and closes on the evening of the broadcast on November 20.

Voting for the Artist Award, in which there are currently 10 nominees, gets a smidge more complicated: The first voting window runs from now until the morning of November 14. Once that round whittles the finalists down to a top five, fans have from November 14 to November 17 to cast their final votes.

Who are the American Music Awards nominees?
Drake leads the pack with a record-setting 13 nominations, Rihanna‘s up for seven, while Adele and Justin Bieber are both up for five. Check out the full list of 2016 AMAs nominees below.
Favorite Album Pop/Rock:
Adele, 25
Justin Bieber, Purpose
Drake, Views
Favorite Female Artist, Pop/Rock:
Adele
Selena Gomez
Rihanna

Favorite Male Artist, Pop/Rock:
Justin Bieber
Drake
The Weeknd

Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary:
Adele
Rachel Platten
Meghan Trainor

Favorite Duo or Group, Pop/Rock:
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Twenty One Pilots

Artist of the Year:
Adele
Beyoncé
Justin Bieber
Drake
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
Carrie Underwood
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B:
Beyoncé
Janet Jackson
Rihanna

Collab of the Year:
The Chainsmokers & Daya
Drake, Kyla & Wizkid
Fifth Harmony & Ty Dolla $ign
Rihanna & Drake
Meghan Trainor & John Legend
New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile:

Alessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Shawn Mendes
Zayn Malik

Video of the Year:
Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
Desiigner, “Panda”
Rihanna & Drake, “Work”

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop:
Drake
Fetty Wap
Future

Favorite Female Artist – Country:
Kelsea Ballerini
Carrie Underwood
Cam


Favorite Album – Country:
Luke Bryan
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Song – Country
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw
Thomas Rhett

Favorite Artist – EDM
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Coldplay
Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational:
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong United
Chris Tomlin

Favorite Artist – Latin
Enrique Iglesias
Nicky Jam
J Balvin

Top Soundtrack:
Prince, Purple Rain
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Suicide Squad
Favorite Duo or Group – Country:
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop:
Desiigner, “Panda”
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Fetty Wap, “679”

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B Nominees:
Beyoncé, Lemonade
Rihanna, Anti
Bryson Tiller, TRAPSOUL

Favorite Song – Pop/Rock:
Adele, “Hello”
Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself”
Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance”

Tour of the Year:
Madonna
Beyoncé
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B:
Chris Brown
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd

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3 de noviembre de 2016

Of Course the Internet Found a Way to Tarnish Beyoncé's Joyous Performance at the 2016 CMA Awards


This is why you can't have nice things, Internet!
Twitter trolls and other forms of online hatemongers may excel at the dark art of vicious, spiteful and oft-misspelled commentary, but they sure are terrible at one thing: Reading the room.
Because why else would a bunch of people spew vitriol about one of the most well-received, excitement-inducing performances of the night Wednesday at the 50th Annual CMA Awards—and on the pretense of defending the integrity of country music no less—if they weren't especially bad at taking note of what was going on right in front of them?
Despite the palpable anticipation reverberating through Nashville's Bridgestone Arena before Beyoncé took the stage with the Dixie Chicks to perform "Daddy Lessons," as well as the hundreds of butts not in seats because of all the dancing and the overwhelmingly positive response on Twitter in the moment, a select few still took it upon themselves to turn a joyful thing sour. 

All was seemingly well at the end of the evening, Bey's memorable CMAs debut prompting the usual "180K people are tweeting about this" mention on Twitter and the 'hive otherwise safely ensconced for the night.
But apparently that wasn't the case.
Elle.com observed earlier today that official CMA accounts no longer included traces of Beyoncé and the Dixie Chicks' performance, aside from some complaints in the comments section about Bey being there in the first place, such as one on Facebook reading, "Loved it until Beyoncé and Dixie Chicks. They have no place there!"
Despite the way that the words "have no place there" automatically cause the hairs on the back of my neck to stand up, it wasn't entirely shocking to hear that some country fans were futilely protesting the presence of a pop star in their midst (even if it was the biggest pop star). People can get awfully territorial about the silliest things, and even though country music has been increasingly open to crossover stars and welcoming more and more artists into the fold from other dials on the radio station (or other categories on Spotify) for years now...maybe Beyoncé was just too outside the box?

Never mind that "Daddy Lessons" sounds about as country as anything else played on that stage last night, and if you can do it well who cares about bridging genres anyway, because isn't sticking to one genre pretty passé anyway...


Unfortunately, inhospitable claims that Bey and the Dixie Chicks "have no place there" were the least of the issue.


The Country Music Association has since denied erasing any mention of the performance, stating that the only thing they took down was a 5-second promo clip that hadn't been approved by ABC and noting that they were still sharing "the amazing full-length performance clip via our official social channels."


But word had already spread around the Beyhive, which then subsequently started trolling CMA's Instagram, Twitter and Facebook in response to a photo collage that just went up barely an hour ago in which a picture of Beyoncé and the Dixie Chicks shares space with Carrie UnderwoodEric ChurchKenny Chesney and other artists at the show last night.


The collage is currently the only pic of Bey and the trio on the CMA's social media at the moment, though there's also a regram from Bey's account, an artsy black and white shot of their four microphones, labeled "Emily," "Martie, "Natalie" and "B." TMZ insists, meanwhile, the four were prominently featured on CMAworld.com earlier this morning—until the racist, abusive commentary on CMA's social media pages prompted them to take down whatever was attracting the worst of the hate. Aka all the Beyoncé content (though the Chicks apparently have some haters left over from the "Not Ready to Make Nice" days...).
 


"Terrible. You guys missed an opportunity for diversity and in a white dominated music genre," read one comment on Instagram. "This was the biggest year for the CMA's because you featured the biggest artist of our time on your show. She brought a new audience to the CMA's. Not to take away from the Dixie chicks (because they were dope too) but this is downright disrespectful and reeks of privilege and prejudice. All parties responsible for this should be fired. It was an honor to have Beyoncé even consider a show that lacks inclusion for people of color. This will be your last year with ratings this high."

Actually...ratings went down from last year, the 2016 CMA Awards having the misfortune to air opposite Game 7 of the World Series. But experts agreed that dropping less than a million viewers wasn't so bad, considering the competition!

But that's not the point...



"Way to go CMA caving to racist fans. I'm a Country fan and all other music. I'm done with the CMA," wrote @missy_texicaligirl. Added @pdraper326: "This move y'all pulled to not disturb racist fans is distasteful! I've been following, listening and watching for roughly 10 years! Y'all lost one! I hope many others follow suit or have already done the same! Y'all will never get another view, like or follow (which is how y'all get paid) out of me.."

Honestly, we don't think that the Country Music Association purposefully bent over backwards to abide a racist agenda. If anything, whoever's running their social media was probably just as startled as any normal person would be to see hate speech pocking their pages in response to what was supposed to be such a joyous moment for the CMA Awards and fans everywhere. 

And it doesn't even matter if the majority of the comments were positive—it only takes one N-bomb to blow up a party.




"Beyonce overrated racist n---er bitch," some lunatic wrote, per TMZ.
Maybe the CMA panicked. Maybe Beyoncé's fans are panicking because it isn't that far-fetched to suspect that racist tendencies could've prompted the perceived slight toward their queen.
But maybe we all should panic, because there are still people out there who respond to points of view they don't agree with with the most divisive and most destructive sort of speech.

Even just now, on the collage that went up this afternoon, someone wrote on Facebook, "WTF were yall thinking of putting that racist BeDum'ce on stage.. and wth happened to the Dixie Chick's they all look terrible.." And another: "Why the heck did the CMA's have to have a Liberal moment? Bad enough the Dixie Chicks, but Skanky Beyoncé? Beyoncé promotes racism and anti-police sentiment. Beyoncé and Her husband JZ also do not represent any values associated with country music with their Skanky, Sexist, Racist and Drug Promoting Videos and lyrics." 

Please, sir, do explain what country music values mean to you

At least the more distasteful comments are now being dwarfed by those who thought the performance was delightful, those who insist inclusiveness is what it's all about, those who hope Beyoncé is invited back again next year. Those people always win the day, eventually, but it's also a daily battle.

The Lemonade artist herself hasn't commented, but the Dixie Chicks—who've had a lot of practice deflecting barbs from people who claim to be defending some sort of singularly American principal as an excuse for them to sling misogynistic, threatening language their way—tweeted out a link to "Daddy Lessons" on SoundCloud, captioned, "If we all turn this up really loud, together we can drown out the hate." 

Natalie Maines added her own bit of kindling to the discussion, tweeting, "Hey everybody!The CMA's just called and asked us to co-host next year's show with Beyoncé. Unfortunately I've got a thing that night so, no." 


Be relieved if you're at a loss when it comes to understanding what fires up the people who have nothing better to do than blame Beyoncé for society's ills.


First of all, they're probably only doing so because they heard someone on TV who should know better saying it first. But it does remain increasingly difficult to sit by and watch people persist in not getting it, persist in willfully missing the point of what someone's trying to say or misguidedly turn a social message about the greater good or someone else's hardship into a personal attack.
Amid the glut of award shows packing the TV schedule these days, country music shows in particular have always stuck out as being particularly celebratory and bighearted, the artists really digging in deep onstage and the attendees showering each other with praise and congratulations.
They've also historically been awfully pale affairs, country music not being much known for its diversity. But more than ever now, especially with so many of the younger guard venturing into new territory with their sound, respect for talent and the desire to bring people together is what it's really all about. So anyone who's under the impression that country is going to sit behind closed doors and remain a playground for the same old group of artists as the years go by is sorely mistaken.
Meanwhile, all anyone had to do was look at the starstruck artists who couldn't wait to meet Beyoncé, the fans losing it on Twitter and the roomful of people rocking out last night to see that the CMAs have already figured out what real music lovers want out of a show.
As for the haters, Beyoncé isn't coming for your country music—or your country, for that matter. Read the room next time.

1 de noviembre de 2016

Hollywood's 2016 Halloween Costume Superlatives: See Our Picks for Most Creative, Cutest Couple, Biggest Disappointment and More


There's no doubt that Hollywood really brought the A-game when it came to Halloween costumes this year!
We saw lots of Harley Quinn and Joker duos as well as a mix of Stranger Things groups that were both super timely this year. But there were also several really unique ensembles that came out of no where and still took the spooky holiday by storm (Kylie Jennerwe're looking at you).
So with that being said, we decided to rank some of the best (and worst) celeb looks in a list of Hollywood's 2016 Halloween costume superlatives. Check them out below:



Best Couple: Beyoncé and Jay Z as Barbie and Ken
There were a lot of great celebrity couples this year, but Bey and Jay really went all out with their awesome Barbie and Ken costumes. From their poses to the boxes to the ensembles, it was totally A+ work!


Most Creative: Heidi Klum and the Heidi Clones
OK, so even though the supermodel wasn't technically in costume, this clone idea was pure genius. Who thinks of that?!


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Best Tribute: Eniko Hart and Friends as TLC
No scrubs indeed! Kevin Hart's wife absolutely killed it with her TLC costume. The group looks exactly like the famous '90s R&B girl band.


Best Family Collaboration: Neil Patrick Harris and Fam as Old Hollywood Stars
From Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake to Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick, there were a lot of adorable family moments this year. However, NPH and his husband David Burtka transformed their kids into old Hollywood stars, and it was too cute for us to handle!



Best Cohesive Group: Beyoncé, Tina Knowles and Blue Ivy as Salt N Peppa
Yes, Bey already won one category, and yes, this could technically be considered a "family" costume, but who cares. The threesome knocked their Salt N Peppa look out of the park!


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Best Kid Costume: Chris Brown's Daughter as Selena
Breezy's daughter, Royalty, gave us all the feels when she dressed up as the late Selena.



Biggest Disappointment: Gigi Hadid as a Boy Scout
While the idea is cute, it felt a little lazy, and we just couldn't help but expect more out of the supermodel. In her defense, she did take to Instagram to say she had to pull an outfit together right after work. Better luck next year!


Sexiest: Coco's Referee
As always, Coco took the cake for her  super sexy referee costume that came complete with ample cleavage and even more leg! We're sure Ice T double-approved.


Best 2016 Pop Culture Reference: Shonda Rhimes as Beyoncé's "Formation"
The esteemed showrunner made waves with her perfect remake of Bey's "Formation" outfit from the singer's Lemonade visual album.


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Scariest: Teyana Taylor as a Botched Zombie
She rocked some pretty awesome costumes all weekend long, but we had to give Teyana credit for this look, which definitely spooked the you-know-what out of us!


Best Makeup and Prosthetic: Colton Haynes as Miss Piggy
Every year, Haynes has succeeded in making our mouths drop with his over-the-top costumes, and this year he did it again! The actor was unrecognizable in his boob-y Miss Piggy costume.


Funniest: Kelly Clarkson as Buddy the Elf
Come on with this! We couldn't stop giggling at how perfectly the singer pulled off Buddy from Elf


Best Election-Themed: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
The couple absolutely dominated this appropriately-timed costume. Katy is a big supporter of Hillary, so it makes sense she'd go all out for her on Halloween! Meanwhile, her man dressed up as a troll version of Trump, complete with a "Make America Great Again" hat.


Best Overall: Kylie Jenner and Christina Aguilera in "Dirrty"
And the biggest award of the night goes to...Kylie Jenner! From the hair to the makeup, the ensemble and the chin piercing, the reality star truly pulled off Xtina's "Dirrty" music video look perfectly.


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MVP: Adele
A very special tip of the hat goes out to the "Hello" singer for her both comical and spot-on portrayal of Jim Carrey's role in The Mask.

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