Good for NBC's Connecticut affiliate here.
The local television station owned by NBC that covers the area including Newtown, Connecticut, will NOT be broadcasting Megyn Kelly's highly controversial interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
In an internal memo at the company that was obtained by the Associated Press on Friday, station executives at WVIT NBC Connecticut made the decision to not air the interview after hearing from employees, viewers, and families that were so horribly affected by the awful tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School there in 2012.
Jones has said repeatedly on the record that the killing of those 26 people -- including many small children -- was a hoax. Kelly has drawn a ton of criticism for even interviewing him, but now at least it seems one station has found a solution.
All in all, with Kelly's ratings in the toilet and this controversy rung squarely around her neck, it really hasn't been a great start to her career at NBC.
Of course, it pales in comparison to the pain Jones' conspiracy theories have brought to Sandy Hook families.
Hopefully more NBC affiliates across the country take the lead from this one and adjust their programming accordingly.
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GREASE LIVE: Lin-Manuel Miranda talks onstage during FOX's GREASE LIVEQ&A With the Creative Team at the Hudson Ballroom on Monday, August 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Behar/Fox/PictureGroup)
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GREASE LIVE: Lin-Manuel Miranda talks onstage during FOX's GREASE LIVE Q&A With the Creative Team at the Hudson Ballroom on Monday, August 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Behar/Fox/PictureGroup)
If you’re familiar with Ray Liotta’s career, you might have seen the commercials for his latest project Shades of Blue, and thought it was familiar ground for Liotta. The actor, who is known for cult projects like Goodfellas, Field of Dreams, Cop Land, and Narc, has played his fair share of dirty cops and intimidating characters over the years, but Shades of Blue stood out.
Liotta found an interesting arc that made him say yes to NBC’s newest show, which just so happened to be the network’s best debut in seven years. On Shades of Blue, the New Jersey native plays a controlling and corrupt boss named Lt. “Woz” Wozniak. While the show is mainly about Jennifer Lopez, Liotta’s talent shines in a way that makes the actor an important part of the show, without taking away from its main star.
Ray Liotta sat down at the AOL studio to speak about what made him return to television, and what it’s like to work with Jennifer Lopez.
On why he took on television with Shades of Blue:
I was looking to do a 13 episode type thing just to have some consistency with work, and to help with the movies. It’s changed a lot — when I first started in the 70s and 80s, if you were doing television, you were going out to pasture. Now movie people are looking towards these cable shows. I read this and I really liked it. Jennifer, I didn’t know — in terms of her doing edgy stuff, I hadn’t seen anything, so that was a question, but when they had Barry Levinson directing the pilot and the second episode, I thought I would give it a shot.
On how Shades of Blue was pitched to him:
The character is extremely different and it will unfold itself as the time goes on. It was just the script. I didn’t want to be in “the J.Lo show.” I didn’t want to be the guy behind the desk, telling everybody else to do something. The script had some really interesting things that shocked me. Then I met the show runner and he showed me what direction they were going in. I saw that the character was really involved, and intricate. So, I decided to do it.
On his dynamic with Jennifer Lopez:
You just play make believe. You do what you’re supposed to do. We didn’t have a lot of rehearsal time, but I’ve been doing this for a long time. Some of it, what’s in the script, gave us an idea of what was going to happen in the future. You just go with that. Jennifer is great — she’s a real pro.
On consulting real cops for various roles:
A couple of episodes they did [consult], which is helpful to talk to them, because it’s fascinating what a cop does. I’m just so pro-cop. I know there’s been some incidents, but most cops are good and it’s a really tough job. Early on in my career, I would do ride alongs with actual cops in LA. It [...]
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Mostly set in one room, director Quentin Tarantino gives his audience a visual feast in only the way he can. The Hateful Eight is not your typical Western. The genre is put into a blender, along with the mystery genre, and spun into a stylistic vision with loquacious dialogue and witty humor that cuts throughout the blood and gore. While Tarantino’s style is certainly unique and signature, it’s also growing in its own art form, and seems to be building to a grand opus.
As it is, Tarantino recently admitted that he might only just make ten movies in his career, but that said, The Hateful Eight once again proves that he’s going to make each movie count for something worthwhile.
For The Hateful Eight, the famed director uses Wyoming as a backdrop, as its harsh winter, a blizzard specifically, traps eight strangers, but these strangers aren’t ordinary people. Each carries dark secrets within them, including bounty hunters Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson) and John “The Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell). We learn that Ruth is not alone as he’s chained to Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), set to be hanged for a murderous crime in the town of Red Rock. The real star of the film is Justified’s Walton Goggins, who plays Chris Mannix, who is said to be the new sheriff of Red Rock.
These characters are joined by cowboy Joe Cage (Michael Madsen), Senor Bob (Demian Bichir) Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), and General Sandy Smithers (Bruce Dern).
A few of “the hateful eight” showed up at AOL for a chat to speak about creating one of the most experimental moments in Tarantino’s body of work.
This is a massive role in a Quentin Tarantino movie, that seems like it was written just for you.
Walton Goggins: I’ve been around for a long time, just like everybody up here on this stage, but for me my career path started in earnest in television with The Shield. You hope if you hang around long enough and do work that you’re worthy of getting the attention of someone like Quentin. And you get to work with a cast like this.
He creates this place where magic can happen, and to be invited back, and be around people you consider icons from a distance — it’s an extraordinary opportunity. I’m grateful to Quentin for it.
Kurt, this is your second time out doing a Quentin Tarantino film. How did Quentin approach you for this role?
Kurt Russell: I got a phone call from Quentin, and he said, “I’m doing a reading for this thing I wrote. Would you do it? And I said, ‘Yeah that would be fun.’ He wanted to rehearse it, and I thought, “Well, that’s strange, usually you don’t do that.” And then, we rehearsed it on a Thursday, I got to meet all the guys the next day, and then he wanted to rehearse it again, and I thought, “Wow, he’s really getting this in shape for somebody.”
Then I found out that day that we were [...]
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Amazon’s original show Transparent is one of the leading voices in the transgender movement. Not only has it given a clear narrative on the experiences of trans people, but it puts a large focus on the family of a transgender person. The family dynamic and how it shifts when a trans person, in this case their patriarch, goes through changes to find their true identity, isn’t usually covered and if anything is marginalized.
The timing of this show as well as cultural trans figures like Caitlyn Jenner opening up feels kismet. Aside from niche productions like the documentary Paris Is Burning, we’ve only been given glimpses of portrayals of transgender people, and the lives they touch. And in most cases, it was always in a comedic light. Not until trans actress Laverne Cox boldly showed the inner and outer struggles of being a trans person by portraying a character on Orange Is The New Black, did these important stories spring up in the mainstream. Not only are people open to understanding the plight of many trans people, but their stories, as varied and heartbreaking as they are, are finally being shown in all mediums. Creator Jill Soloway’s Transparent is just one of those stories.
Actress Gaby Hoffmann, who portrays the daughter of a transgender woman Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) attended AOL’s studio for a chat about how relevant Transparent is and the platform it gives to trans people.
What can you say about Ali character arc for Season 2?
She’s in a really interesting moment in her life. I feel like when we came out in Season 1 she was coming out of a long period of depression sort of a technical term I like to use stuck-edness, with Maura’s coming out, like everyone in the family she was jostled awake. So when we see her in this season she’s on a path to self discovery, and she’s very curious about who she is and who she is in relation to the family and to her history, as a Jew, and as an intellectual. It’s a huge exploration of her identity that is done with many missteps, but a lot of thought and serious curiosity. It’s a wild ride.
How do you find room to improv scenes?
It’s pretty easy when you have writing like this. You just have to show up and listen and say these words that have been offered. Jill [Soloway] is at the helm and she has this unbelievable way of slapping you in the face and tickling you at the same time, and I just follow her lead. I’m a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants intuitive kind of actor so I wouldn’t know any other way, but in this scenario I can trust that that’s okay.
Sometimes a scene is written one way and we get to set and it doesn’t work, and we get to just keep trying. We know in the end the right version will be found because we have extraordinary editors. There’s incredible space to find it and all the time in the world thanks [...]
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George Takei On His Family’s Internment Camp Experience And How It Inspired Broadway’s ‘Allegiance’ [Interview]
It’s rare that a Broadway play staged in the past can be so reflective of the cultural issues America faces currently, but George Takei’s Allegiance pulls that off effortlessly.
The Broadway play, which brings a fusion of big band Americana music with Japanese influences, is based on George Takei’s childhood. Takei was five-years-old when his family was shipped to an internment camp, caught in the thick after shock of the Pearl Harbor attacks. His parents were raised in America, as was George, but since they looked like enemy number one, they were stripped of their American identity and were treated as a threat by the nation they were so very proud of.
Allegiance tells the story within the internment camp and the oppressive nature that the government posed against its own people. The story focuses on a single family — the Kimuras, as their lives are turned upside down when they are moved out of their home and to a camp. While they’re there their loyalty is put into question along with their patriotism to the United States.
George Takei stars alongside Tony award winner Lea Salonga in this powerful musical that recently hit the stage.
The Star Trek actor sat down in AOL’s studio to tell his personal story and explain why Allegiance was his life’s mission.
How his family history lent a hand in Allegiance:
I was five-years-old at the time the soldiers came to our home to order us out. We were taken to the horse stables because the camps weren’t built yet. That was our temporary assembly center. Pearl Harbor had been bombed, and we Americans of Japanese ancestry look like the people that bombed Pearl Harbor. Mass war terror, racism and failed political leadership put us into those camps. The failure of political leadership is important right now because it’s the echo of 70 years ago here.
Back then California had an attorney general, the top of the state, and he was a good man, he knew the law, but he was an ambitious politician, and he saw that the single most popular issue was the “Get Rid of The Japs” movement, and he became an outspoken leader of the movement.
On the offensive nature of “weeding out” “trouble makers” of Japanese-Americans in the United States:
The origami flower (in the show) is made out of a loyalty questionnaire, which was an offensive piece of paper. The most offensive one was 28 – which was one sentence that had two conflicting ideas. It asked, “will you swear your loyalty to the United States of America, and will you foreswear your loyalty to the Emperor of Japan.” We’re Americans — and for the government to the assume we have a genetic inborn loyalty to the Emperor was outrageous.
My mother was born in Sacramento and my father was born in San Francisco, and I as a child didn’t have to respond to the questionnaire, but I was born in Los Angeles. If you answered no for the first part, you were saying no to the very [...]
Angelina Jolie-Pitt and Brad Pitt may be Hollywood’s most famous power couple, but it looks like that fame may not translate to the silver screen. The couple covered Vanity Fair Italia this month, looking loving and sultry in a black-and-white photograph, wrapped around each other.
Meanwhile, the first film in which they appeared together since Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2005 has tanked disastrously at the box office.
By The Sea, directed by Jolie and starring the couple, was inspired by a European art house aesthetic and takes an in-depth look at marital dysfunction. Jolie and Pitt star as Vanessa and Roland, a married couple traveling through France in the mid-70s. They befriend a young couple and try to grow closer in their marriage, amid strife.
Despite the mega-popularity of its two stars, By The Sea was a total tank. Poorly reviewed, the film’s release was scaled back to only ten theaters, and made only $95,440. The film reportedly took at least $10 million to make.
Why was this film, which from the looks of it, had all the makings of a moderately successful film (considering its two leads), such a failure? Well, history has shown that films starring long-married or long-established couples tend to flop, possibly because off-screen chemistry doesn’t necessarily translate on screen. Also, the reviews for this film were mixed to negative at best, and the film’s release had to contend with more accessible, popular films. And now, of course, it’s only in ten theaters nationwide.
Even though the film will likely be seen by virtually no one in the States, it’s likely that worldwide, the film will at least break even. In the meantime, we’ve got some beautiful photographs of one of Hollywood’s most infamous couples to feast our eyes upon. Which is the only thing any of us wanted, anyway.
Check out the photos from inside Vanity Fair Italia:
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Yesterday, the most-followed person on Instagram, Taylor Swift, posted a series of photos from her new photoshoot with GQ.
The photos depicted the singer-songwriter and the world’s most popular person by the beach, in sultry poses and sexy clothes. But the real reveal of the magazine comes inside, where an in-depth interview with Swift reveals a lot about her image, the way she approaches her career, and how she thinks about herself as a real person.
Here are 7 things we learned about Swift in this intimate interview:
She prizes self-awareness as the single most important characteristic a successful musician should have when building a long-term career:
“I would see these bands that were doing so well, and I’d wonder what went wrong. I thought about this a lot. And what I established in my brain was that a lack of self-awareness was always the downfall. That was always the catalyst for the loss of relevance and the loss of ambition and the loss of great art.
So self-awareness has been such a huge part of what I try to achieve on a daily basis. It’s less about reputation management and strategy and vanity than it is about trying to desperately preserve self-awareness, since that seems to be the first thing to go out the door when people find success.”
Her song “Bad Blood” may not be entirely about Katy Perry after all:
“You’re in a Rolling Stone interview, and the writer says, ‘Who is that song about? That sounds like a really intense moment from your life.’ So you say, ‘That was about losing a friend.’ And that’s basically all you say…
I knew the song would be assigned to a person, and the easiest mark was someone who I didn’t want to be labeled with this song. It was not a song about heartbreak. It was about the loss of friendship.
Listen to the song. It doesn’t point to any one person or any one situation…It was important to show that losing friendships can be just as damaging to a person as losing a romantic relationship.”
Her social media interaction is meant as a tool to control the media’s often false narrative of her:
“Because if enough people say the same thing about me, it becomes fact in the general public’s mind. So I monitor what people say about me, and if I see a theme, I know what that means. I’ve had it happen twice before.
In 2010, it was She’s too young to get all these awards. Look how annoying she is when she wins. Is she even good? And then in 2013, it was She just writes songs about guys to get revenge. She’s boy-crazy. She’s a problematic person. It will probably be something else again this year.”
She’s admitted she’s “calculating,” a heavy criticism constantly leveled against her, but also thinks it’s not a bad thing:
“In that sense, I do think about things before they happen. But here was someone taking a positive thing—the fact that I think about things and that I care about my work—and trying to make that [...]
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We sort of knew he wasn’t kidding, but we also didn’t expect him to be quite so earnest about it.
In case you missed it, this year’s MTV Video Music Awards saw Kanye West receiving a Video Vanguard Award, an award for lifetime achievement. During his much-punctuated and difficult to follow, 15-minute speech, Kanye West announced he was running for president in 2020, and then promptly dropped the mic.
Kim Kardashian West stood in the audience with her mouth open, clapping and probably imagining herself as the sexiest First Lady that ever was. And as a fan, I have to say that it’s a picture I’m not entirely against.
Kanye soon embroiled Taylor Swift into this endeavor, sending her flowers and popularizing the hashtag “#KanTay2020.” We all know Kanye is opinionated and political-minded, but imagining the rapper/designer would actually run for president was always sort of a ridiculous notion. Of course it was all just bluster.
Although, if we think about it, is it any more ridiculous than Donald Trump running?
In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Kanye seems to suggest that it’s not just a pipe dream: he’s seriously thinking about running in five years. He wants to get a PhD, study political science apparently, and dress Kim up in the best string of pearls he can find.
When Vanity Fair asked if he was “still thinking of running in 2020,” Kanye responded with an unequivocal, “Oh, definitely.”
I didn’t approach that because I thought it would be fun. It wasn’t like, Oh, let’s go rent some jet skis in Hawaii. No, the exact opposite. I sit in clubs and I’m like, Wow, I’ve got five years before I go and run for office and I’ve got a lot of research to do, I’ve got a lot of growing up to do. My dad has two masters degrees. My mom has a PhD, she used to work at Operation PUSH. Somehow the more and more creative I get, the closer and closer I get to who I was as a child. When I was a child, I was holding my mom’s hand at Operation PUSH. I think it’s time. Rap is great.
Can you just imagine Kanye sitting in clubs, contemplating a presidential run? Most of the time, the people who run for president are career politicians, save for the likes of perhaps Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump, who come from corporate backgrounds and are highly educated. Is the creative soul Kanye West going to measure up against his opponents? Can you imagine him on a debate stage, talking about plans to defeat ISIS?
And then VF asked the question that truly we were all waiting for: what about music and your fashion line?
The whole point is to have someone [in office] that’s creative, that’s around amazing creatives. This is my theory: I think the world can be helped through design, so it’s very important that I stay around creative, forward thinkers. It’s very important that I continue to design, to be in practice of trying to make [...]
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Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has landed another stunning cover for Vogue magazine and it’s straight couture flexing. In the spread, the actress is the muse of all manner of fall couture. Her feature story is one of both delight and vast historical intensity.
Lupita is one of Hollywood’s most radical success stories, having earned an Academy Award for her supporting role in her first on screen film (12 Years A Slave). This is an extremely rare occurrence at the Academy Awards, and it propelled Lupita into immediate stardom. She then became the muse of fashion houses like Givenchy, Prada, and Dior, landed a fashion campaign for Miu Miu as well. After recently becoming the Ambassador for the French beauty brand Lancome, the actress has worked her way steadily up the list as one of Hollywood’s ‘It Girls’ of the moment.
For Lupita’s breathtaking new spread for Vogue, the actress encapsulates a most majestic nature and an ethereal element of style. Here is the enchanting spread, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
If your jaw isn’t dropping right now, I suggest you look again. Lupita is the utter embodiment of class, style, and elegance. No wonder she’s a muse for so many of our generation’s most talented artists.
Inside the cover of the magazine also lies an in-depth interview with Lupita herself, and it sheds some light on why her fashion aesthetic is so magnetic—because it’s just so very genuine.
Even though Lupita, 32, works with a stylist, both her stylist and Lupita have to agree one hundred percent on a gown for any event before Lupita puts it on. This makes sure that Lupita has full creative control over her clothing, and makes her entire persona and personal style even more genuine.
Lupita’s bespoke style harkens back to her childhood in Kenya, where she said that making clothes is much cheaper than buying clothes. “In Kenya it’s much cheaper to get clothes made than to buy them. We would have everything run up by a tailor, or my aunt Kitty, who is very creative, would sew things for me.”
Clearly, this gave Lupita a love of fashion that has never deserted this powerhouse star. She has an old-world mentality when it comes to fashion and style, another characteristic she attributes to her Kenyan upbringing: “Presentation is extremely important in Kenya. You dress formally. You can’t just wear flip-flops. My mother always had her own style. She wore A-line, tea-length flowery dresses, very well fitting.”
What a singularly amazing woman to feature on the October cover, no small feat to follow September’s Beyonce. Dare I say that Lupita even outshines Queen B herself. These photos don’t lie. Lupita is a dominant force in both film and fashion.
Photos courtesy Vogue magazine
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As we’ve already witnessed for the past few months, Donald Trump is making waves during these early months of the 2016 presidential election. With every snarky, inappropriate comment he makes, Trump’s numbers rise, somewhat inexplicably. Right now, it seems like Trump can do no wrong.
In fact, Republican presidential candidates now see Trump as their ticket to higher numbers, a larger platform, and therefore more exposure during this early race. Both the likes of Bobby Jindal and Carly Florina have “poked the sleeping dragon,” so to speak—criticizing Trump in an effort to rile him, get airtime, and therefore engage a wider audience of voters. Banking on Trump is seen as a sure-fire way to success, and now, Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show has seen the same effect.
Donald Trump appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Friday, Sept. 11th. The show opened with a skit in which Jimmy Fallon, dressed as Donald Trump, interviews the real Donald Trump in a mirror. The best line from that skit was, “Me interviewing me? That’s what I call a great idea.”
Besides that opening skit, Trump also used the appearance on The Tonight Show to talk even further about his platform and ideas, as well as what it means to him to be a New Yorker. The show aired on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, so patriotism and emotions were running high in the New York audience. Trump said, “There is a great strength and resilience we have in this country. We have amazing people.”
What’s truly amazing is that Trump’s appearance on The Tonight Show broke records, proving what we probably already knew: that people want to see and hear Trump speak in any medium. According to preliminary Nielsen estimates, Friday’s broadcast drew in a whopping 4.5 million viewers, the highest for a Friday broadcast since Feb. 28, 2014, which was shortly after Jimmy Fallon took over the show.
It looks like even the Tonight Show team is banking on Donald Trump to give their ratings a boost, just like every other television news organization in America right now. Giving Trump airtime gets ratings, because people just can’t wait to see what he’ll say next. But those who are less than fans of Trump will possibly be exasperated with the tendency of television to show Trump, because it gives him an even bigger platform, and an ever-growing following of loyal voters. Can Trump truly win the Republican nomination?
As the numbers stand at the time of publication, Donald Trump is leading the team of Republican hopefuls with 33% of the vote, with Ben Carson just behind at almost half (~17%).
The appearance on Jimmy Fallon has likely helped Trump even more, as it has helped the talk show.
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Tom Hardy knows he's the best bad guy around!
The Mad Max: Fury Road actor was a worthy adversary for Batman playing masked, meat-headed villain Bane in 2012's the Dark Knight Rises!
Since then, DC Comics has severely stepped up their game to compete with Marvel's cinematic presence -- Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad are both expected to hit theaters next year!
So, there's a very likely possibility of Bane returning to the big screen sometime soon, and Hardy thinks he can reprise his role to take on both the Dark Knight AND the Man of Steel!
The 37-year-old was promoting his new film Legend (where he pulls a Lindsay Lohan in The Parent Trap and plays TWINS!) when he was asked if he'd like to return to the DC Comics universe. Hardy's response was surprisingly enthusiastic, saying:
"Do I want to return to the DC universe? Of course! I'm Bane! [Someone] asked me, who would I want to win out in a fight between Superman and Batman? And I would like to hold the pair of them under the water until the bubbles stop."
We love how dark and disturbing that answer was -- classic Bane! LOLz!
Check out the clip (below) to hear his full response!
[Image via Bauer Griffin Online.]
Cara Delevingne ushered in a new era of supermodel. It has to be said that she inherited the legacy of Kate Moss and other huge names in the golden age of supermodeling, and she did it with hitherto unseen sass and personality. Cara Delevingne was — and is — a force to be reckoned with in the modeling world, muse of Karl Lagerfeld and fleek of eyebrow.
But as it turns out, Cara kind of hates modeling.
From an interview the model-turned-actor gave with Vogue for their July issue, Delevingne revealed that acting has always been her passion, and that she just fell into modeling and found success (I can only dream of such success for a side job). She also revealed that her modeling days are probably over. Karl Lagerfeld must be nursing his wounds with Kendall Jenner right now.
Delevingne has found success as an actor, garnering mostly positive reviews for her performance as Margo Roth Spiegelman in the movie adaptation of YA favorite Paper Towns, and she is also appearing in David Ayer’s widely hyped Suicide Squad as Enchantress. She’s leaving her modeling days behind for good, it seems, and Cara has a few parting words about her illustrious modeling career.
Because she was pretty much freaked out most of the time.
Cara was “discovered” by Sarah Doukas was she was still a student at a British boarding school. Doukas was the same scout who discovered Kate Moss and Cara’s older sister Poppy. Thrown into high fashion modeling at age 19, Cara got caught up in the hard-partying lifestyle and did not deal well with the stressors of the job.
In a new interview with London’s The Times newspaper, Delevingne opens up more than ever before about her short — yet hugely influential — time in the modeling industry and why she’ll never go back. She said, “Modeling just made me feel a bit hollow after a while. It didn’t make me grow at all as a human being. And I kind of forgot how young I was…I felt so old.”
Cara developed huge body image issues as a model, and even developed psoriasis as a result of the stress she was put under. “It is a mental thing as well because if you hate yourself and your body and the way you look, it just gets worse and worse.”
But Cara didn’t stop there. She also cited sexual harassment as one of the reasons she’s done with modeling. She described being asked to pose nude or in sexually explicit poses when she was too young. “These are young girls,” she described with disgust. “I am a bit of a feminist and it makes me feel sick,” she said. “It’s horrible and it’s disgusting.”
Feminist or not, Cara is making some serious accusations against the fashion industry. Coming from arguably the world’s most famous supermodel of this generation, these accusations definitely do not fall upon deaf ears. Society has long been aware of the huge, glaring flaws of the fashion industry and the affects it has not only upon [...]
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Someone sounds really smitten!
Lady Luck is smiling lately at Taylor Swift. Just recently, her BF Calvin Harris opened up on KISS FM UK about how things are “going absolutely fantastic” between them.
“It’s not even a case of ticking all the boxes. It’s like, there’s boxes I didn’t know existed which she ticks. It’s really ridiculous. But yeah she does an incredible BBQ. And she’s genuinely an incredible cook, and human being.” AWW!
Though the two are very busy with their own music careers, Harris explains that they’re working around the hectic scheds. He goes, “I guess the luxury is we can both travel very easily. I think that’s a reason that it works so, so well. It’s really not hard to see each other on a really regular basis.”
Keep the love alive, kids!
More Taylor and Calvin here!
Stephen Colbert is a step (and an interview) closer to hosting The Late Show!
While waiting for his turn, though, he took his time to invade the Michigan public access show “Only In Monroe” for some funny interviews.
Eminem, being the part-time actor that he is, appeared as a confused guest who pretended to have no clue about Stephen’s funny antics.
“I can’t tell if you’re serious right now,” he says when Colbert acted like he has no idea who Em is, nor what he does.
The 42-year-old adds, “I’m so confused right now … I’m trying to figure out if you’re serious … I’ve put out, like, quite a few albums.”
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Tracy Morgan On Return To Comedy: ‘I Can’t Wait To Make Them Laugh Again!’ Watch The Emotional Interview Here!
Tracy Morgan is looking forward to returning to the stage once he's ready.
On Monday, the comedian sat down for his first interview since he was critically injured in a deadly highway crash in June 2014.
The Saturday Night Live alum chatted with Matt Lauer on NBC Nightly News and explained that he's aiming to fully recover before he performs in front of audiences -- especially trying to improve his memory and balance.
Though performing seems like the biggest motivator for the 46-year-old's rehabilitation, he admits that he's not sure he'll be "funny" again, saying:
"I love comedy. I wonder how I'm going to be funny again. How I'm going to get to remembering my identity. What do I do? The fans let me know we can't wait for you to come back. They can't wait for me to come back. I can't wait to make them laugh again."
We're so happy the comedian is on the road to recovery, and we can't wait to see him return to the stage!
Check out the emotional interview (below) to hear Morgan talk about the moment he found out his friend Jimmy Mack died from the accident.
[Image via NBC.]
Melissa McCarthy is calling out all body-shamers in her interview with MORE magazine!
“People don’t stop at size 12. I feel like there’s a big thing missing where you can’t dress to your mood above a certain number. [Malls] segregate plus-size,” she says.
This might be the reason why she’s debuting her own clothing line, Melissa McCarthy Seven7, an 80-piece line made for women with sizes 4 to 28.
McCarthy adds, “There is just this weird thing about how we perceive women in this country. I would love to be a part of breaking that down.”
We support you, Mel!
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Welcome to the lady pond, Tatum O'Neal!
While promoting her son Kevin McEnroe's new book Our Town -- a fictionalized account of the life and struggles of the Oscar winner's mom, Joanna Moore -- the conversation quickly turned to the 51-year-old actress' burgeoning love life.
And it turns out, the former child star is loving the ladies!
"I like women… I definitely have been dating mostly women recently."
Get it, gurl!
The Paper Moon star only had rave reviews when it came to subject of same-sex sex!
"I think women are the most amazing creatures on earth… They're gentle, and also more intelligent than the men that I've met recently. I don't have a steady right now, but I look forward to it."
Holy cow! Thing are getting steamy!
But before you categorize the Miz O'Neal as bisexual or a lesbian, think again!
She refuses to define herself, claiming:
"I'm not one or the other."
In case you didn't know, the thespian was previously married to tennis legend John McEnroe and has three children -- Kevin, 29, Sean, 28 and Emily, 24.
We're so happy that Tatum is happy and isn't afraid to explore her sexuality!
[Image via WENN.]
Stop the presses!!
Nicki Minaj is NOT engaged to Meek Mill -- we repeat, Nicki Minaj Is NOT engaged to Meek Mill!
Despite popular belief that the ring Nicki Niks was flaunting all over Instagram was an engagement sparkler given to her by her boyfriend -- not to mention Drake's weird congratulations to the rapper during Coachella -- wedding bells aren't happening anytime soon for the couple.
According to the 28-year-old's candid interview with The Fader, the ring he got her in Miami a couple months ago is not an engagement ring.
But, he will say that his relationship is the realest. Meek shared:
"It's definitely real, but it ain't really time to get married yet. We're still learning each other, feeling each other out."
But like, why is she wearing it on THAT specific finger though??
Could the shiny, blinged out ring just be a promise diamond then?
If that's the case, we can't imagine what kind of ring the Bugatti rapper will present Nicki with when the time IS right!
[Image via Nicki Minaj/Instagram.]
Demi Moore and Bruce Willis‘ marriage seemed like years ago, but the effects are still felt.
They’ve divorced back in ’98, but any separation was bound to have its long-term impact on the kids, especially Rumer Willis.
“”When their father and I decided to divorce, it probably had the biggest impact on her,” Demi shares.
She continues, “There really wasn’t anything I could do to stop it. Her self-esteem was nothing. I could only just keep loving her and loving her until she could love herself,” referring to Rumer’s breakdown during her teens, which everyone scrutinized.
Fast forward to the present: the kids are now fine, and the parents are still friends, so we can say this is one amicable separation.
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