Remember when D.Lo released the teaser for her summer jam "Cool for the Summer"? It promised a pool party and some toplessness. (The interwebs went crazy with that shot of two bras floating in the water.)
Fans speculated that the video was going to be a steamy piece about teen experimentation...and subsequent girl-on-girl action. But now that we have the official video making its way across social media, we're seeing that it's not quite what we expected...
A) There's no pool in sight. B) Demi and her gal pals drive around L.A. looking for an underground party -- with a bounce house! C) The only product placement we see is some random hydrating mist and D) the only girl-on-girl action involves a quick shot of two extras (not Demi herself, as the song lyrics would coyly suggest).
Still, it's a colorful, sexy production during which our girl practices her best stripper moves and writhes in a bed in between shots of her attempting to have the Best Night Ever. And we're still loving and blaring this late-entry summer single. A must for any pool party you're planning this weekend. Check for yourself:
I think I've lived in Los Angeles long enough to be familiar with all of the tropes and trappings this city is known for. I think 13 years is long enough to identify the cliches and typical characteristics with which its residents are associated. Granted, I've been guilty of some of the following, but let's face it: It's time to move on and be a little more unique in the way we present ourselves as Angelenos.
1. Using traffic as an excuse for being late - Sure, there may be some scenarios in which traffic is a legitimate bitch (see: my 10 Types of L.A. Traffic), but let's face it: you suck at time management and left your apartment late because you were too busy choosing which shirt to wear to brunch. Speaking of...
2. Waiting an hour to get a table for brunch - How about we switch it up and do a potluck at someone's house instead? If you choose a restaurant where waiting for a table lasts twice as long as enjoying a meal, go somewhere else.
3. Getting high at Cinespia in Hollywood Forever Cemetery - If your idea of a movie picnic includes a blunt as your contribution to the group, stay at home with your Netflix queue.
4.Taking shirtless selfies at the top of Runyon Canyon - We get it. You're a member of the #fitfam and love the outdoors. That's great. And besides, you don't need more "likes" and validation when you've already collected thousands of Instagram followers...and took the same exact photo last month.
5. Getting all pissed because you can't bring wine bottles into the Hollywood Bowl - Y'all should know by now that sometimes, depending on a concert's sponsor, glass isn't welcome into the venue. So get over yourself and bring a small box instead...or better yet, they now make wine in pouches!
6.Complaining about "cold" weather - The next time you're shivering in your designer hoodie - in May - ask yourself this: Would you prefer spending your January in Chicago forming icicles on the tip of your nose while stocking up on Blistex?
7. Selling your shit to Amobea Records - Congrats. You earned two whole dollars for those DVDs of Swingers, The Wedding Singer, and Braveheart that have been sitting on your shelf since college. You can now put it towards the overpriced Criterion Collection Blu-ray you've been eyeing upstairs since last weekend.
8. Creating a personalized hashtag for your trip to Vegas - Stop trying to make #SinCitySluts happen! It'll never happen.
9. Ordering kale salads - Because they're killing us! See Exhibit A...here.
10. Bitching about the parking at Trader Joe's - This could very well apply to a number of stores here in L.A. It's as if the developers were thinking, "Hey, let's open up shop where there's only three parking spaces!"
11. Using the phrase "I'm so busy" - There's an unspoken competition that happens whenever people gather together to "catch up" and just end up comparing schedules. Between my improv class, SoulCycle, writing that spec script, and being a board member for Artists Without Savings Accounts, I am. So. Busy.
12. Declaring In-N-Out as the best burgers in the city - You're clearly not doing your research.
13. Sharing unsolicited advice on how to take a photo - Hand on hip. Tilt your head. Lean forward...shut the f**k up.
14. Hating on any given neighborhood - Silverlake tends to be on the receiving end of such vitriol, especially when it's coming from anyone living west of Doheny. But guess what? Every neighborhood has its reasons why it sucks.
15. Describing everything as "basic" - It's time for a new word to be introduced to our lexicon.
Enough with the Unauthorized Beverly Hills 90210 Story news...
THIS is what we're screaming about.
Lifetime’s Unauthorized Melrose Place Story is currently in the middle of shooting, (90s nostalgia in full effect y'all!) and the network's version of the primetime soap's cast has finally been revealed with the release of a full cast image. Our jaws are still on the floor. Repeat after us: "OMG, this is really happening..."
So far, we're saying YES to Brandon Barash as Thomas Calabro/Michael Mancini and Chelsea Hobbs as Laura Leighton/Sydney Andrews.
Yet there's one glaring omission: Where the hell is Marcia Cross's Kimberly Shaw???
Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen, announced the award winners of its 2015 film festival earlier this week (presented by HBO).
And the winners are...
Documentary Short: A Place in the Middle, directed by Dean Hamer
Dramatic Short: The Letter, directed by Angeles Cruz
Dramatic Feature: Fourth Man Out, directed by Andrew Nackman:
First US Dramatic Feature: Those People, Directed by Joey Kuhn
Documentary Feature: The Glamour and the Squalor, directed by Marq Evans
GRAND JURY AWARDS
Documentary Feature Special Recognition: Tchindas
Documentary Feature Winner: A Sinner in Mecca
Actor in a U.S. Dramatic Feature: Curtis Cook Jr and Kerwin Johnson Jr. in Naz and Maalik:
Actress in a U.S. Dramatic Feature: Judy Greer in Addicted to Fresno:
Screenwriting in a U.S. Dramatic Feature: Sebastian
U.S. Dramatic Feature Film: Nasty Baby, directed by Sebastian Silva.
International Dramatic Feature: Everlasting Love, directed by Marcal Fores.
Documentary Short Film: Brockington, directed by Maggie Sloane, Mason Sklut, Sergio Ingato.
Experimental Short Film: The Lamps, by Shelly Silver.
Dramatic Short Film: Tremulo, directed by Roberto Fiesco
Special Jury Mention: We Can't Live Without Cosmos, directed by Konstantin Bronzit.
1950s post-war America was a shiny-happy time, a period in our country's history when "love and marriage" ruled our collective dreams. There had yet to exist a counterculture, a safe haven for the alternative. And Tab Hunter may as well have been the official poster boy for that era.
With his golden locks, enviable jawline and swimsuit-ready physique, he was the ultimate Abercrombie model well before there ever was an A&F. Raised by a single German mother, the fresh-faced 19-year-old Arthur Gelien (his birth name) arrived in Hollywood at a time when America's youth (the adolescent Baby Boomers) was thirsty for a clean-cut heartthrob to chase. And that's what they did to the newly monikered -- and very closeted -- Tab Hunter for nearly a decade.
Tab Hunter Confidential is the big-screen docu-adaptation of Eddie Muller's 2005 book of the same name, and it chronicles the actor's ascent to stardom and gradual descent into a quietly accepted near-anonymity. There's a lot to cover, and director Jeffrey Schwarz (I Am Divine, Vito) does his best to squeeze in every detail, movie clip, soundbite, and photograph to paint a fascinating portrait of the hardworking artist as fearful young man who did whatever it took to pursue his often conflicting passions: acting in front of a camera and expressing his love for other men behind closed doors. Much like the decade that ushered him in, Confidential is a shiny-happy exercise in nostalgia that doesn't get too caught up in any nitty-gritty. That said, the book may be your best bet for more dirt and inside access.
Peppered with interviews from Clint Eastwood, Portia de Rossi, Connie Stevens, Debbie Reynolds, Don Murray, and plenty of Tab's former on-screen love interests, the documentary not only offers a peek into the double-sided life of one man, it provides a look at the evolution of Hollywood. While some things haven't changed (the strategic manipulation of actors, money-hungry studios, etc.), some have arguably changed for the better (more transparency and openness) or worse (little-to-zero privacy).
Hunter himself comes off as surprisingly conservative, most likely due to his Catholic upbringing which is delicately showcased as the film transitions into his later years. (Look out for some cheeky fun courtesy of the Master of Camp, John Waters.) The actor who never liked talking about his private life has now eased into a confidence that has allowed him to share his true self with the world. And while it would be unfair for younger audiences not familiar with his name to write him off as an old man speaking his mind, there remains somewhat of a filter through which the actor discusses his colorful "past life." (He's currently enjoying nearly 30 years with his partner Allan Glaser, a producer on the film.) There's no "get off my lawn" type of resentment whatsoever.
On the contrary, he's an approachable, historic figure you'd want to chat with over a cup of coffee...or a glass of whiskey. But there's still a sliver of restraint there, perhaps the residuals of a bygone era and business that once valued discretion and celebrated mystique.
Tab Hunter Confidential will be theatrically released and distributed this October.
Big casinos have always attracted Hollywood stars in Las Vegas to play table games and slots that are worth the stars. Just like us, celebrities also work hard in the movie industry to earn their living, so it is quite normal that they too want to let their hair down at times, so that they can do something fun like playing casino games. The main difference between a typical casual casino player and celebrities is that these stars have more disposable cash, and this allows them to be high rollers when they are gaming.
There are numerous celebrities who usually heads to casinos, but you won’t often hear about their gambling antics in the gossip headlines as they are usually set in private gambling areas. Some celebrities don’t mind the publicity that comes along when playing at a land based casino. Hollywood star Ben Affleck is known for his love for poker and blackjack games in casinos. Back in 2001, Ben Affleck famously won $800,000 in a single blackjack game at The Hard Rock Casino and Hotel. Other celebrities gamblers who doesn’t shy away from going public when visiting land based casinos include Matt Damon, Pamela Anderson, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Drew Barrymore, and many others.
Many other Hollywood stars probably indulge in online gaming on mobile slots casinos such as Magical Vegas, just as millions of normal people do, as this type of online casino gaming protects their privacy. And if you are in the mood to play a couple of games of poker or hit your favourite slots machine, there is no need for you to head to a land based casino when you can play it while being on the move with your mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. There are various hot online slots worth a Hollywood star that can be found at Magical Vegas.
Starburst Slots figures amount the world’s most popular slot game and it has been developed by top game provider NetEnt. Starburst is definitely a slot game for the stars with all the sparkling jewels that’s found on this game. The colourful game brings an arcade atmosphere for players along with unique features such as the Starburst™ Wild which expands to cover a complete reel, where it stays in place for up to 3 re-spins with no additional cost. Various combos’ can be achieved on this 5 reels 10 payline video slots, thanks to its Win Both Way feature. This game will certainly give you or any celebrity an unforgettable gaming experience.
Apollo Rising is another awesome video slot game with 100 pay-lines and reels that goes up to 8 rows high! This super-hot slick slot game is just out of this world just as all our favourite Hollywood stars. You will discover features such as Rising Re-spins with Locked Wilds. There are also Expanded Wild in the form of rockets that can cover reels 2, 3 or 4, and these rockets hit the reels quite frequently to take you on a flight to riches. There are numerous such hot slots game that you can enjoy at your favourite mobile casino along with your favourite Hollywood Star.
For us, it is quickly becoming the Summer of Jess Glynne.
After blowing us away on her collaboration with Tinie Tempah on the summerific "Not Letting Go" (seriously, if you believe 2015 is lacking a proper summer jam, look no further) and wooing us with "Hold My Hand," she has released a video for her latest uplifting single, "Don't Be So Hard On Yourself."
The visuals take on a somber PSA-like approach at first, showcasing the loss of a young man's loved one, but then, it breaks out of the gates with a drumline interlude, followed by Glynne's soaring vocals in the inspiring chorus.
Children of the 90s, get ready to revisit all of those R.L. Stine-imagined things that go bump in the night.
The trailer for the big-screen, Jack Black adaptation of the mega-bestselling book series, Goosebumps, has landed and...for us older folk, we're getting some Jumanji-meets-The-Burbs vibes.
What is it about? Boy meets girl. Boy learns of girl's creepy writer dad. Boy unlocks all of creepy writer dad's manuscripts and magically unleashes hell upon a quiet neighborhood. Seems delightfully family-friendly for the Halloween season. Check it out:
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