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Category: gossipSource: gofugyourselfDec 6th, 2018

Shangela: The Socialite Life Interview

Socialite Life debuted back in 2003. SL Flashback showcases some of our favorite content from years past. The most shocking moment in the season premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race occurred […] More Socialite Life debuted back in 2003. SL Flashback showcases some of our favorite content from years past. The most shocking moment in the season premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race occurred when season two contestant Shangela (a/k/a Shangela Laquifa Wadley, the Debutantess of the Deep South) returned to compete for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar”. Although she may not have as much experience as her fellow competitors, she’s surely got just as much heart and passion for performing. You can’t not be in a good mood when you talk to Shangela! We chatted with Shangela about her return to Drag Race, how she got her start as a drag entertainer and her future plans. With her infectious personality and homegrown charm, it’s easy to see how this queen got a second chance to compete for the title! Shangela: Halleloo, somebody! Socialite Life: Halleloo! Hi Shangela! How are you? Shangela: I am fabulous! How are you today? SL: I’m great because I’m talking to you! Shangela: Aww, yay! Thank you for that, I appreciate that. SL: I was so happy to see you come back on RuPaul’s Drag Race Shangela: Well, honey, only half as happy as I was to be back! SL: On the premiere, they made sure to let the viewers (and the other queens) know that you had to audition again to get on Drag Race 3. Shangela: That’s right, just like everyone else! You know, there were tons and tons of applicants – even more than the first two years – this year, so the competition was stiffer. But, you know, I felt like I worked so hard over the last year and why not? I really wanted to come back and show that I am America’s Next Drag Superstar – not because I’m specialized in one specific area, just because I work hard in all of the different areas. I feel like I’ve been in “drag boot camp” over the last year! So, I was excited to put in an audition tape and hopefully come back and I was just lucky that RuPaul felt the same way. SL: What was it like to get that second chance? Shangela: Girl! I’ll tell you this, the day I got the call, I really, really almost didn’t believe it because, going on the show, doing the second season, I’d only been doing drag for five months – and to get a huge honor like that to compete with 12 other of the best divas out there, I already had such a great opportunity. And I was only on one episode, you know this, but I worked it as hard as I could over the next year, just to get better and take what I learned from that one episode and go farther. So, I was like, “I’m going to try this” and to get that call saying “We’re going to bring you back” and you get another shot at this – it’s a second chance at life really. And you play it in your head like, “Okay, what am I going to do better? How am I going to turn this time?”, but it’s so much more pressure too because when you get a second chance, I feel people judge you more critically. View this post on Instagram Last night I joined @EqualityUtah to help raise more than $160,000 for LGBTQ activism and work. Swipe right to see some great pics from the night with @tanfrance @danreynolds of Imagine Dragons @senatorjimdabakis and Savannah, the outspoken young teen that courageously came out to her Mormon church. Let’s keep standing united to end conversion therapy everywhere and make our community even stronger. Halleloo! (And can I take a quick sec to feel my oats about Dan Reynolds standing and jammin to my live performance of Uptown Fish last night lol) A post shared by Shangela (DJ) (@itsshangela) on Nov 4, 2018 at 7:14am PST SL: Was the reaction of the other girls when they first saw you this season creative editing or did they really have those expressions on their faces when they laid eyes on you? Shangela: Girl, if it was creative editing, I need to hire that person to get the reactions for everything I say in life! Those were the most real expressions on their faces – you know, I jump out of a Christmas box – first of all, I look like “jack-in-the-box Shangela” – and I come popping out of this box and to see all of those faces, their jaws were just on the ground. And I thought that – you know me, I’m Shangela, I hug everybody – so I’m like “Hey, I’m back! How is everybody?” and everyone’s looking at me like, “Who? Oh, really?” SL: Do you feel like the competition is stiffer this season? Shangela: Well, you know, I was only there for one episode last season and this year’s girls are a completely different batch from last year’s girls. I can’t really comparatively judge them – but I can tell you that this year’s girls were sickening! Because as more people are competing, Ru and the judges – and everyone who chooses the contestants on the show – they’re having to see everyone pulling out the best of the best. So, definitely, it was a tough competition and these girls are stiff competition, period. SL: So, let’s talk about you. How did you get your start in drag? Shangela: Well, you know, this is pretty much my anniversary month. I’ve been doing drag now for exactly two years but going on the show, I’d only been doing it for 4 months. I kind of fell into it, to be honest with you. I was choreographing a number, Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”, for these three guys who were doing a charity event here in West Hollywood and, the night before the guys were to go on, one of them got sick. So they called me and said (of course, I wasn’t Shangela yet), “DJ, is there any way you can help us out? You know all of the steps and we really want to do this as a trio” and I’m thinking, “I don’t have any wigs, I don’t have any makeup.” But…well, you know, I’m gay, honey! So, just a man around the corner has a wig, a dress, something in your size, a bra, some pads…and the next thing you know, I was filling in for him. And the guy who runs the show said, “I would love for you to come back and I would love to book you for our show” and I said “Oh, this isn’t my thing. I’m not a drag performer, I was just filling in” and he said, “You can win money” And girl, you know we’re in a recession! (Laughs) But, to be honest with you, I’ve always been a performer. I’ve been a backup dancer for some of the best drag queens in the business back in Texas and I always watched them and I learned by watching but I just love to entertain. So I say it chose me and I fell into it and now I’m just loving it. View this post on Instagram LaQuifa HOME Collection A post shared by Shangela (DJ) (@itsshangela) on Oct 6, 2018 at 3:17am PDT SL: How did the character of Shangela come to life – and how would you describe her? Shangela: Well, she’s evolved, okay? (Laughs) I’ll tell you this – Shangela is a little bit bougy, but she’s also your homegirl. I’ve always stuck to that and I also have affectionately titled myself “The Debutantess of the Deep South” – and that speaks a lot about Shangela. Shangela is sweet, she’s somewhat refined but she’s also your girl from the block. Anybody you want to call or go out with – the party girl who’s going to tell it like it is – that’s Shangela. SL: I saw you do stand up on Logo and I thought you were hilarious! Is that something you had done before you started doing drag? Shangela: Well, you know, the really cool thing is – and I don’t know if you know this – but before I went on Drag Race, I’d been working a 9-to-5 office life in PR for the last couple of years and, you know, sometimes you just feel – I don’t know if you ever feel like this – but I felt like this just isn’t everything that I want out of my life. It’s great, it works for a lot of people but, for me, I felt almost trapped. I was getting up at seven to be on the road by eight, be at the office by nine and then leave at six, get home at seven, go to bed at ten to get back up at seven – you know? And that was every day of the week and I just felt like when I got the opportunity to go on Drag Race, this was my shot. And my job told me, “If you go there, we’re not going to be able to keep your job for you”, so I quit – in the middle of a recession – and that’s not an easy thing to do but when you have a passion, sometimes you’ve got to step out on a little bit of faith – halleloo! So that’s what I did, and luckily, it worked out really well for me. It opened the door for me. I didn’t go back to work…here’s the thing, when I left to go on Drag Race, I was like, “Baby, yes, I’m going to win this. I’m going to take care of my family and I’m going to be the next drag superstar” – and I went home after the first episode. And I kind of had a little moment of shock like, “Oh my God, what have I done? I quit my job. I don’t have any checks coming in. What’s going on?” – but that opened the door for me to really do what I’m supposed to do with my life – and that’s being an entertainer. I started doing stand up comedy at a couple of clubs here in Los Angeles and they picked me up at The Comedy Store. They said, “We think you’re funny. We want you to come every two weeks.” and from there, they cast me to do stand up comedy and host the Logo comedy special. So all of that’s kind of come as a result of me following my dreams – and starting it with Drag Race. SL: Do you think being able to do stand up is a benefit to your drag career? Shangela: Oh my God, yes! Any time I can be on a stage and perform is a benefit to my career. Any time that I can make someone else laugh or touch someone’s life – because you really don’t know how much laughter impacts our world, it really does. And that’s what I think I bring to my everyday life…you ask my friends, honey, their stomachs are hurting all of the time because we just sit around and laugh! But I love to bring that to the stage so I think that, yeah, being in drag definitely helps me have more experiences that are crazy and funny – and I can take them right to the stage. SL: When you’re on stage, what do you enjoy the most about performing? Shangela: It’s the connection that you get with the audience. You know, a lot of people can put a great look together and get on stage and they look gorgeous and they do their song – if it’s a lip sync – or they do their form of entertainment; but if you don’t connect with the audience, then the people in the audience don’t get the full experience of being at the show. And that’s what I bring every time I hit the stage – that’s what I really want to bring is an experience. It’s not just, “I’m going to see Shangela”. It’s “I’m going to experience Shangela” and that’s what you get! That’s what I love about being on stage, the way you can really connect with people in the audience and have a good time! SL: As far as inspirations for your drag performances – do you have any? Shangela: Oh, definitely! I have so many because I’m new – so everything is so wide-eyed to me. I get so much from so many different people. I look at people’s fashion or I look at the way people bring fire to the stage, there’s always me in the performance but a lot of times – especially makeup, honey! I have a drag mother who I got after I started doing drag – but I used to dance back-up for her. Her name is Alyssa Edwards out of Dallas, Texas. Now she is the most winningest…can I say, bitch? She is the most winningest bitch in captivity, okay? She has won every pageant because she’s refined and what I have in entertainment I’ve had to really try and gather fast to meet that or match it with refinement, with makeup and the ability to sew and create costumes and just to be organized with your drag – because it can be a lot. So, I learned a lot from her. I’ve learned a little from afar by watching Ru as a businessperson – making drag, not just a past time or a hobby – but, as I said, I left my job and this is what I do full-time now. It’s now a business. It’s about marketing, it’s about branding, it’s about connecting to your fans, it’s about being fresh, new and re-inventing yourself – and that’s what I hope to continue to bring. SL: Do you think your background in PR has helped you in your drag career? Shangela: You know, my background in life helps it out! And, I’m just fortunate – definitely the PR piece, because you can go into a meeting and people are talking about, “We’re going to do these t-shirts with you” and you can know that there needs to be a strategy behind just putting some t-shirts together. There needs to be a business model that works with doing everything in drag – you know, a big misconception about drag queens is that this is what they’ve done all of their lives. And there are some drag queens who have – and that’s great for them – but I know drag queens who are attorneys, I know drag queens who, you know, have full, married lives and have children and I know drag queens who are creative in the arts – artists, stylists, everything – we come from all walks of life. So I think a lot of us – including myself – bring what we have from our background and put it into our drag to make us successful. SL: Were you able to learn anything or take anything away from this season’s experience? Shangela: A check! (Laughs) I’m telling you, what I always take away from last year’s experience on Drag Race and this year’s experience on Drag Race is not only the connection, the family with the other girls – because you know there are some catty bitches in that room, okay? There are! And they will fight tooth and nail to get to the top, as when you’re in a competition you sometimes have to. But what the viewers at home don’t get to see is that after the show and even during in the show, we develop such great relationships between a couple of us – and that’s what I love – the sisterhood of drag – because you can’t get far without helping someone else and someone else has to bump you and that’s what I really believe in. I get so many emails and so many calls from new drag queens on the scene – because I think that’s part of the genre of the group that I represent as well because I’m so new – and fierce! I really have to be a role model for them and I think it’s important that we help each other – and, on the show, you don’t get to see it, but we’ve built a great sisterhood there – a family. SL: What kind of advice are you giving to these aspiring drag queens? Shangela: Well, I’d say watch, listen, learn and always do you! That’s it! You can watch a lot of people – but you don’t want to become anyone else – the whole thing about drag is that its self-expression. It’s unleashed, okay? Anything that you think that can’t be done in drag…yes, it can! If you’re a nasty, stank ho and you want to get on the stage…that’s you’re drag – you do you! That’s not Shangela! But you do you! And that’s my advice to all of them. Makeup…that’s the “watch, listen, learn” part – the makeup, the putting yourself together, the hoe to be organized, the how to make it work…but when you get on stage, ain’t nobody there but you and the lights! So you have to do you! SL: Is there a lot of DJ in Shangela? Shangela: Yes, but Shangela takes it to the next level – a different level. In my day-to-day life, I’m entertaining, I’m funny, I love my friends, we have a good time, that kind of thing…yes! Shangela’s more of an all out-there partier. You’re going to see me on the stage at the club, having a good time, toasting it up with the girls. I’m a little bit louder – if you can even imagine that because I’m mighty loud today! But, I just take it up a notch and when you’re a girl – or when you’re putting on an illusion – it’s a full-on illusion to me. When you meet Shangela, you get the Shangela voice, the Shangela essence, the Shangela smell – I mean, I am Juicy Couture fish! I love just putting all of that together as Shangela. Now, in my day-to-day life, I’m not so glamorous all of the time. Right now, I’m just sitting here – I just helped my friend with a photo shoot this morning at the LA river, and I’m very “call me up, I’ll help anyone” and I was holding a reflector, I’ve got my hair snatched back in a bun with a baseball cap on with sunglasses – that’s the farthest thing from glamour that you can get! But you’ll never see Shangela in a pair of sweats – I don’t even show up at the club in a pair of tennis shoes, no ma’am! SL: What do you think separates you from the other queens this season? View this post on Instagram #AStarIsBorn #UKPremiere Dress: @diegomontoya3d; Styled by: @derekanthonypurcell Hair: @ashleiiman; Hair Styled by @justmaydoes; Jewelry: Maria Isabel; Body Bronzer: @bludline A post shared by Shangela (DJ) (@itsshangela) on Sep 27, 2018 at 2:13pm PDT Shangela: We’re all very, very different. You’ve seen the first episode, you can already see a lot of the really sharp differences. I think what sets me apart is that…well, two things. One, I’ve been in this setting before, so I feel like I have something to prove this time around. So, the fire in me, I feel is burning a little bit brighter – it’s a little bit hotter because I feel like I have so much to prove…I have a huge weight on my shoulders, being brought back to represent those who haven’t been doing it for a long time, to say it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been doing something, you can still rock it and you can be the fiercest bitch in the room! It’s not years of experience, it’s how hard you’re willing to work, and I think that’s what really sets me apart in this room is that I’m here to work – and that is W-E-R-Q! – with the exclamation point! I’m going to work, so I think that’s what sets me apart. I don’t want to be the baby of the group this time around even though I have the least amount of experience in drag. I’m nobody’s baby. My years of experience are less than the other girls, but then again, the fire is burning hot and somebody better step back or you’re going to get burned! SL: What would people be surprised to know about you? Shangela: I’m a very open book, a lot of people don’t know that I’m from Paris, Texas. I tell everyone that as soon as I meet them, but they look at me and say, “You don’t have a Texas twang.” Well, you know, give me a bucket of chicken and a Coca-Cola and the next thing you know, I’m just as country as can be! But, I am from Paris, Texas. It’s a very small town and I grew up with my grandparents and my Mom came back from the military and I grew up with her in a single-family home and I really worked a lot to have the experiences in my life that I’ve had. But you wouldn’t know that I’ve worked on the hill for a year or that I studied abroad in Madrid in art history…nobody wants to know all of that, they just want to see what you have on the stage. But there are so many layers to me, and I love just sharing a lot and everything about me, so there’s not a lot people don’t know about me – if you choose to get to know me. SL: How would you describe your look? Shangela: Sickening – that’s pretty much the way you would describe my look! To be honest with you, I think that my look just…there’s so many looks because it’s drag…the everyday Shangela is glamour and homegirl – all together. It’s glamour girl from the streets – because, with me, I always keep it real. I can have on the Alexander McQueen, straight off the runway, and look fish sickening boots – and we can still roll in that to the Taco Bell. That’s who I am and that essence of me keeping it real just comes with everything – and I think that’s the best way that you can connect with people – there are no walls, there is no diva attitude – I am a diva, make no mistake, when I come into a room, I feel like it’s important to say, “I’m here”, but you don’t have to say that out loud to do that, you just have to walk in and be – and that’s Shangela. SL: What does the future hold for Shangela? Shangela: Well, specifically, on the show, I want to win – so, my aspiration is to go home as America’s Next Drag Superstar. In addition to that, I really just want to be able to show that there’s so many different talents to drag queens to me, as Shangela, that I hope I’m able to express to the full extent on the show. I’m a comedian, I’m an entertainer, I’m a host – I would love after the show to go on and represent – whether it be brands or a show host, having someone sitting on my couch every week and keeping it real and talking. Be the Andy Cohen, have a Life on the D List – I live here in Los Angeles and I am a diva on the rise. So, with all of those experiences, people should be able to see those and experience those as well and hopefully, one day, I’ll have a platform to share that with them. SL: Do you have any interest in a singing career? Shangela: You know, I think that a lot of girls have done great with their careers, from season two especially – and season one. I know that my sister Sahara Davenport just put out a new single “Pump with Me” which is kick-ass, it’s a dance track. And I love to sing, I’m a Tina Turner fanatic. But I think where I’m going to start is by doing a one-woman show and my calling is entertaining people, making people laugh. Whether it’s singing, putting out a hot dance track – you know, I can disco dance – and I love the Pussycat Dolls – bringing that kind of fire to the stage. But I’m really going to focus on entertaining any way I can right now. If it comes later in a song, it comes later in a song – but I’ve got to write it, it’s got to come from me because I feel that only I can really have my voice and we’re just going to work it out. SL: Are you going to continue doing stand up? Shangela: Yes! Most definitely. I’m bringing a show to New York, I think it’s going to be at Caroline’s on Broadway later this spring so I’m really about that. I work here at The Comedy Store and we just started a new night at Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood, and I’m hosting that show as well. You know, I do those shows in drag and out of drag and it’s always a good time! SL: Are you planning on touring after the show? Shangela: Oh, honey, I’m touring! I just launched a new website, Shangela.com – please send everybody and their grandmother to it! It has my entire touring schedule there. I’m on the move, honey! SL: Besides your website, is there any other way fans can keep in touch with you? Shangela: Most definitely! You know, I’m a Tweet from the street, girl! You can follow me on Twitter @itsShangela and on my Facebook fan page! Oh, my God, I have to tell you about the new film! I’m in this new film, as Shangela, called Body of a Barbie, okay? It’s a short film we produced in Los Angeles and it got picked up by BET, it aired last fall, and it’s actually now in the top seven finalists of the BET Lens on Talent program. So, they had this huge competition for short films and our film was in the top seven in the US. It’s called Body of a Barbie and it’ll be back on BET this spring and I’m really excited about that. SL: Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I thought you were awesome on Terriers! Shangela: Oh, thank you! That was my first guest starring role and the writers were so awesome. You know, when I auditioned, I was only on three pages of script, and when I got to San Diego to film it, they thought that the character needed more involvement in the show and it went from three pages to 28 pages of a 42 page script and I wanted to bring the fire, because that episode was directed by Adam Arkin and he was fabulous to work with and they were so great and so respectful and I got to be in drag and out of drag and it’s done a lot of great things for me. Actually, I’m going to be on an episode of this show on ABC called Detroit 1-8-7. We just shot that – me, Coco Peru and Jai Rodriguez – and it airs February 15th on ABC. SL: Thank you so much for your time and good luck with everything! Shangela: Aww, thank you! I wish I could give you a big hug! Halleloo! This article was originally published on January 25, 2011. RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-Slay Spectacular featuring Shangela airs Friday, Dec. 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET on VH1......»»

Category: topSource: celebuzzDec 7th, 2018

Kesha Announces Mentorship Program at THR"s Power 100 Women In Entertainment Event

Kesha shared some exciting news at The Hollywood Reporter‘s Power 100 Women In Entertainment event! The 31-year-old musician stepped out on Wednesday (December 5) at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. During the event, Kesha stressed the importance of supporting the next generation of women and helped announce The Hollywood Reporter Mentorship Program. “It’s incredibly important [...] Kesha shared some exciting news at The Hollywood Reporter‘s Power 100 Women In Entertainment event! The 31-year-old musician stepped out on Wednesday (December 5) at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. During the event, Kesha stressed the importance of supporting the next generation of women and helped announce The Hollywood Reporter Mentorship Program. “It’s incredibly important to create an equal and safe work environment for both men and women in the workplace so they can focus on being the best actress, the best singer, the best songwriter, the best stylist, the best makeup artist, the best director, the best producer, the best writer, the best whatever you wanna be that you can be. And that’s what the Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program is all about,” Kesha said on stage. The program will give girls the opportunity to learn from high-level executives at CBS, Warner Bros., Amazon Studios and others. Also pictured inside: Kesha stepping out for Refinery29′s 29Rooms on Tuesday night (December 4) at The Reef in Los Angeles......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 5th, 2018

Olivia Munn Has Been "Privately" Dealing With Brett Ratner"s False Claims Of Sleeping With Her Since 2011!

Like most victims, Olivia Munn has been waiting for a long time to speak out against her abuser. The Office Christmas Party actress opened up about the sexual harassment claims she recently made against Brett Ratner – public accusations, she says, that were long overdue. Related: Renée Zellweger Did NOT Perform 'Sexual Favors' For Harvey Weinstein! At The [...] Like most victims, Olivia Munn has been waiting for a long time to speak out against her abuser. The Office Christmas Party actress opened up about the sexual harassment claims she recently made against Brett Ratner -- public accusations, she says, that were long overdue. Related: Renée Zellweger Did NOT Perform 'Sexual Favors' For Harvey Weinstein! At The Hollywood Reporter's 2017 100 Women in Entertainment breakfast on Wednesday, the 37-year-old said speaking out against the Hollywood producer took a lot of courage, even though his lies were already exposed years ago. Speaking with E! News, she said: "It's something that I privately dealt with for a long time, and something that came out publicly before, in 2011. I had to take a lot of hits for that." For those who forgot, Ratner got heat in 2011 for claiming he "banged [Munn] a few times" during an interview for Attack Of The Show for G4, only to admit he lied about sleeping with her a week later on Howard Stern. Back then, Munn wasn't looking for retribution over Ratner's false claims -- she just wanted to clear her name. The actress continued: "The exhaustion back in 2011 of just trying to just get my name clear again as [Ratner] lied about me and all that stuff. At that time, I wasn't trying to dethrone him or get him fired from anything. I just wanted to clear my name. That says a lot about what women put up with… I wasn't looking for justice. I just wanted to clear my name. And we deserve a lot more than that. We deserve justice. We shouldn't just ask for the bare minimum." Inspired by the #MeToo movement, Munn finally decided to speak out in full against the movie mogul in an interview with the LA Times last month. She alleged Ratner masturbated in front of her, told her he ejaculated on her magazine covers, and lied about "banging" her. Ratner has denied Munn's claims, with his attorney describing them as "ridiculous." Related: Dylan Farrow Calls Out Hollywood For Supporting Woody Allen The actress said she has received many legal calls since coming forward. Despite the current climate being supportive of women speaking out, Munn couldn't help but think about everything she could lose by calling out such a powerful Hollywood figure. But as more women continue to come forward, Munn is nothing but proud to be a part of such a revolutionary movement. She added: "It's been great to see the outpouring of support and all the other women standing up together. I'm just so proud that our voices matter right now." As for what she has to say to any other women looking to speak out, the actress offered: "Do so at your own time, and if and when you do, we will be there to support you." Women supporting other women -- there's a special place in heaven for that! [Image via Apega/Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 8th, 2017

Uh, Doritos Plans To Start Selling Daintier, Quieter Chips Just For Women!

Good news, ladies! The change you've been yearning for is finally here: Doritos for her! What's that? No one asked for this and the idea alone is hilariously regressive? Well, Doritos is doing it anyway! VOTE: Are Olive Garden's Italian Pasta Nachos An Abomination? Execs at PepsiCo, which owns Doritos, revealed they are preparing to launch a new [...] Good news, ladies! The change you've been yearning for is finally here: Doritos for her! What's that? No one asked for this and the idea alone is hilariously regressive? Well, Doritos is doing it anyway! VOTE: Are Olive Garden's Italian Pasta Nachos An Abomination? Execs at PepsiCo, which owns Doritos, revealed they are preparing to launch a new version of the snack that's quieter to eat, therefore making it "lady friendly"! In an interview with Freakonomics Radio, global chief exec Indra Nooyi broke down the many differences in how men and women consume the celebrated chips, dishing: "You watch a lot of the young guys eat the chips, they love their Doritos, and they lick their fingers with great glee, and when they reach the bottom of the bag they pour the little broken pieces into their mouth, because they don't want to lose that taste of the flavor, and the broken chips in the bottom. Although women would love to crunch crisps loudly, lick their fingers and pour crumbs from the bag into their mouth afterwards, they prefer not to do this in public." So what stops women from going completely HAM on a bag of Doritos like their dude counterparts? According to research(?), the chips are just too damn crunchy! The exec added: "Women would love to do the same, but they don't. They don't like to crunch too loudly in public. And they don't lick their fingers." Tragi Thankfully, the chip company has already cracked a solution to correct this gender imbalance -- a dainty, "low crunch" chip specifically designed for a woman's needs! Nooyi continued: "It's not a male and female as much as ‘are there snacks for women that can be designed and packaged differently?' And yes, we are looking at it, and we're getting ready to launch a bunch of them soon. For women, low-crunch, the full taste profile, not have so much of the flavor stick on the fingers, and how can you put it in a purse? Because women love to carry a snack in their purse." Okay, they had us at making a powder that stays on the chips but lost us with the purse packaging. Photo: Halle Berry Will Get Naked If You Have Snacks As feminist as Doritos for women sounds (which it doesn't, at all), women's groups have slammed the archaic idea as a "tired gender stereotype." A spokesman from the Women's Equality Party said: "Companies that perpetuate these tired gender stereotypes will continue to lose out on the single biggest consumer group: women. No doubt some male consumers will welcome the chance to have a bigger package. But the idea of shrinking products for women, no doubt for the same price, is as old as the Ad Men making these decisions." Honestly, fuck this. Women are still fighting for equal pay -- now they have to start fighting for equal Dorito size? Sounds like these execs have been snorting too much Cool Ranch powder. [Image via Doritos/Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonFeb 5th, 2018

Casey Affleck Finally Breaks His Silence About Sexual Harassment Allegations, Says He"s "Sorry" For "Really Unprofessional" Behavior!

As more and more women have broken their silence during the #MeToo movement, Casey Affleck has kept a low profile. In 2016, during his Oscar campaign for Manchester By The Sea, workplace sexual harassment allegations from the set of his mockumentary film I'm Not Here resurfaced. The 2010 court settlement docs were closed, and Affleck remained silent [...] As more and more women have broken their silence during the #MeToo movement, Casey Affleck has kept a low profile. In 2016, during his Oscar campaign for Manchester By The Sea, workplace sexual harassment allegations from the set of his mockumentary film I'm Not Here resurfaced. The 2010 court settlement docs were closed, and Affleck remained silent as well -- until now. Related: Lindsay Lohan Thinks Women Speaking Out About #MeToo Experiences 'Look Weak' As part of the press tour for his upcoming film The Old Man And The Gun, starring Robert Redford, the Best Actor winner was finally asked the tough questions by the AP -- and he actually answered, saying: "Over the past couple of years, I've been listening a lot to this conversation, this public conversation, and learned a lot. I kind of moved from a place of being defensive to one of a more mature point of view, trying to find my own culpability. And once I did that I discovered there was a lot to learn." See the entire awkward interview (above) or jump right to the #MeToo talk (below): AP: You also earlier this year made the decision to step away from presenting the best actress award at the Oscars. Why did you do that? AFFLECK: I think it was the right thing to do just given everything that was going on in our culture at the moment. And having two incredible women go present the best actress award felt like the right thing. AP: During your best actor Oscar campaign for "Manchester By the Sea," allegations resurfaced regarding two civil lawsuits from the making of your film "I'm Still Here," that were settled in 2010. But we haven't heard from you since #MeToo and Time's Up became a big talking point in the culture. Has that made you reflect on or reevaluate anything about the experience or the atmosphere on that set? AFFLECK: First of all, that I was ever involved in a conflict that resulted in a lawsuit is something that I really regret. I wish I had found a way to resolve things in a different way. I hate that. I had never had any complaints like that made about me before in my life and it was really embarrassing and I didn't know how to handle it and I didn't agree with everything, the way I was being described, and the things that were said about me, but I wanted to try to make it right, so we made it right in the way that was asked at the time. And we all agreed to just try to put it behind us and move on with our lives, which I think we deserve to do, and I want to respect them as they've respected me and my privacy. And that's that. Over the past couple of years, I've been listening a lot to this conversation, this public conversation, and learned a lot. I kind of moved from a place of being defensive to one of a more mature point of view, trying to find my own culpability. And once I did that I discovered there was a lot to learn. I was a boss. I was one of the producers on the set. This movie was (shot in 2008, 2009) and I was one of the producers. And it was a crazy mockumentary, (a) very unconventional movie. The cast was the crew and the crew was kind of the cast and it was an unprofessional environment and, you know, the buck had to stop with me being one of the producers and I have to accept responsibility for that and that was a mistake. And I contributed to that unprofessional environment and I tolerated that kind of behavior from other people and I wish that I hadn't. And I regret a lot of that. I really did not know what I was responsible for as the boss. I don't even know if I thought of myself as the boss. But I behaved in a way and allowed others to behave in a way that was really unprofessional. And I'm sorry. AP: I know you talked last year about taking your kids to women's marches and trying to educate them. Is there anything that has come up since #MeToo and Time's Up emerged in the culture? AFFLECK: Well I've taken these lessons with me that I've learned not just to work but to home and as dad and it informs how you parent. I have two boys so I want to be in a world where grown men model compassion and decency and also contrition when it's called for, and I certainly tell them to own their mistakes when they make them. AP: You're also a boss, you have a production company, Sea Change Media, and you've directed your first film since "I'm Still Here" too. Can you talk about how you have evolved and changed to create a safe working environment for people who work for you? AFFLECK: I think that, there's been a lot of talk about new things in regards to the workplace and I have this production company and this very, very smart woman runs it with me and she's been way ahead of the curve on all of these issues. But I think bigger picture, in this business women have been underrepresented and underpaid and objectified and diminished and humiliated and belittled in a bazillion ways and just generally had a mountain of grief thrown at them forever. And no one was really making too much of a fuss about it, myself included, until a few women with the kind of courage and wisdom to stand up and say, "You know what? Enough is enough." Those are the people who are kind of leading this conversation and should be leading the conversation. And I know just enough to know that in general I need to keep my mouth shut and listen and try to figure out what's going on and be a supporter and a follower in the little, teeny tiny ways that I can. And we do that at our production company and I try to do it at home, and if I'm ever called upon by anyone to help in any way and contribute, I'd be more than happy to. AP: Your "Manchester by the Sea" director Kenneth Lonergan had implied that you had been treated unfairly. Do you have any response to that? AFFLECK: Whether I have or haven't, I think that there are people in the world who deal with much greater hardship than that. And they do so without complaint. So I don't think I need to say anything else about it. What do YOU think of Affleck's answers??.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 9th, 2018

"What Could I Do?" The OA"s Brit Marling Says Harvey Weinstein Tried To Get Her To Shower With Him

Big Netflix fans likely know Brit Marling as the lead actress from The OA. But she wasn't just the star — she also created and wrote the mysterious sci-fi show. So when she decided to go public with her story of being brought under false pretenses to the hotel room of Harvey Weinstein, the result was [...] Big Netflix fans likely know Brit Marling as the lead actress from The OA. But she wasn't just the star -- she also created and wrote the mysterious sci-fi show. So when she decided to go public with her story of being brought under false pretenses to the hotel room of Harvey Weinstein, the result was a thoughtful piece about society as a whole. Related: All The Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein So Far In an essay for The Atlantic, she wrote about her meeting with the Hollywood powerhouse in 2014, after she had a couple indies screen at the Sundance Film Festival. And, as she points out, the "meeting" was all too familiar a story: "I, too, went to the meeting thinking that perhaps my entire life was about to change for the better. I, too, was asked to meet him in a hotel bar. I, too, met a young, female assistant there who said the meeting had been moved upstairs to his suite because he was a very busy man. I, too, felt my guard go up but was calmed by the presence of another woman my age beside me. I, too, felt terror in the pit of my stomach when that young woman left the room and I was suddenly alone with him. I, too, was asked if I wanted a massage, champagne, strawberries. I, too, sat in that chair paralyzed by mounting fear when he suggested we shower together." Thankfully, as Brit says in her essay, she had been in Hollywood long enough to have recognized the paths she did not want to go down, and she was able to get out of there: "I was able to gather myself together—a bundle of firing nerves, hands trembling, voice lost in my throat—and leave the room. I later sat in my hotel room alone and wept. I wept because I had gone up the elevator when I knew better. I wept because I had let him touch my shoulders. I wept because at other times in my life, under other circumstances, I had not been able to leave." Those types of circumstances many women face are ultimately what Brit wants to talk about. Related: Celebrity Chef Steps Down From Company After Sexual Harassment Allegations She writes: "I'm telling this story because in the heat surrounding these brave admissions, it's important to think about the economics of consent. Weinstein was a gatekeeper who could give actresses a career that would sustain their lives and the livelihood of their families. He could also give them fame, which is one of few ways for women to gain some semblance of power and voice inside a patriarchal world. They knew it. He knew it. Weinstein could also ensure that these women would never work again if they humiliated him. That's not just artistic or emotional exile—that's also economic exile." Speaking of streaming sci-fi, if you thought The Handmaid's Tale couldn't happen just look backward a bit: "It's important, too, to keep in mind where this power imbalance comes from. In the U.S., women were only allowed to have credit cards in their own names as of 43 years ago. Men had a two-decade head start (the credit card was invented in 1950). In the 1960s a woman needed to bring a man along to cosign any credit application. It's stunning how recently women were afforded no financial autonomy. This is, of course, connected to the fact that women didn't have bodily autonomy either. A woman's husband could beat her or have sex with her without her consent in this country with no real legal recourse until the 1970s. How horrifying is that? Just think about those facts every time Donald Trump says "Make America Great AGAIN." "For me, this all distills down to the following: The things that happen in hotel rooms and board rooms all over the world (and in every industry) between women seeking employment or trying to keep employment and men holding the power to grant it or take it away exist in a gray zone where words like "consent" cannot fully capture the complexity of the encounter. Because consent is a function of power. You have to have a modicum of power to give it. In many cases women do not have that power because their livelihood is in jeopardy and because they are the gender that is oppressed by a daily, invisible war waged against all that is feminine—women and humans who behave or dress or think or feel or look feminine." Brit views this as a much larger problem than just Harvey, than just Hollywood. She says: "It's not these bad men. Or that dirty industry. It's this inhumane economic system of which we are all a part. As producers and as consumers." So what's the solution? In general, Marling believes part of the solution must come from women closing the pay gap and thus the disparity in economic power: "This means that, in part, stopping sexual harassment and abuse will involve fighting for wage parity. This also means women and men in power need to turn around and hire more women, especially women of color, especially women who have not grown up with economic privilege." You can read Brit's entire take on the situation HERE. [Image via FayesVision/Ivan Nikolov/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 23rd, 2017

Donald Trump Declares At The Last Minute That Tomorrow Is Women"s Equality Day — The Guy Who Said THIS SHIT…

Donald Trump just released a declaration that August 26, the 97th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment — finally giving women the right to vote, would be a national holiday called Women's Equality Day. Yes, August 26. Tomorrow. He's not doing anything to actually make sure women are paid equally or have access to healthcare, [...] Donald Trump just released a declaration that August 26, the 97th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment -- finally giving women the right to vote, would be a national holiday called Women's Equality Day. Yes, August 26. Tomorrow. He's not doing anything to actually make sure women are paid equally or have access to healthcare, but at least he's giving women a hollow gesture. The well-ghostwritten announcement paints a flattering picture of his nothing accomplishments and ends with: "I call upon the people of the United States to celebrate the achievements of women and observe this day with appropriate programs and activities." Um, thanks for the heads up? We mean, it's not like anyone can really schedule a parade, a TV special, or any kind of celebration for the next day when they find out about it AFTER 4 P.M. EST ON A MOTHERFUCKING FRIDAY. At this point we honestly couldn't say whether the press release coming so late is just the shoddy execution that comes with a half-staffed White House led by an incompetent buffoon -OR- the shady machinations of a petty woman-hater. But the women of the U.S. know cheap convenience store roses when they see them. It's easy to forget as he rushes headlong from one scandal to another that Drumpf has been saying truly vile, misogynistic things since before he even got the nomination. Here's a reminder -- you know, for Women's Equality Day... CLICK HERE to view "Things Donald Trump Has Said About Women!" CLICK HERE to view "Things Donald Trump Has Said About Women!" CLICK HERE to view "Things Donald Trump Has Said About Women!" CLICK HERE to view "Things Donald Trump Has Said About Women!" CLICK HERE to view "Things Donald Trump Has Said About Women!".....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 25th, 2017

MTV VMAs 2018 Nominations - Refresh Your Memory on the Nominees!

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards are set to air tonight and we have the full list of nominees as a refresher before the show starts! Cardi B received the most nominations with 10 total, and The Carters – aka Beyonce and Jay-Z – received 8 total. This year, there is no celeb host taking [...] The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards are set to air tonight and we have the full list of nominees as a refresher before the show starts! Cardi B received the most nominations with 10 total, and The Carters – aka Beyonce and Jay-Z – received 8 total. This year, there is no celeb host taking on hosting duties, so get ready to see a ton of celebs taking the stage throughout the evening! Be sure to tune into the 2018 MTV VMAs at 9pm ET on MTV. Click inside for the full list of nominees for the MTV VMAs… VIDEO OF THE YEAR Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records Drake – “God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records ARTIST OF THE YEAR Ariana Grande – Republic Records Bruno Mars – Atlantic Records Camila Cabello – Syco Music/Epic Records Cardi B – Atlantic Records Drake – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records Post Malone – Republic Records SONG OF THE YEAR Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records Drake – “God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records Dua Lipa – “New Rules” – Warner Bros. Records Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” – Atlantic Records Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “rockstar” – Republic Records BEST NEW ARTIST Bazzi – iamcosmic/Atlantic Records Cardi B – Atlantic Records Chloe x Halle – Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records Hayley Kiyoko – Atlantic Records Lil Pump – Warner Bros. Records Lil Uzi Vert – Atlantic Records BEST COLLABORATION Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be” – Warner Bros. Records Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero” – Epic Records/Nuyorican Productions Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255” – Def Jam Recordings N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon” – i am OTHER/Columbia Records PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR JULY 2018 – Chloe x Halle – Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records JUNE 2018 – Sigrid – Island Records MAY 2018 – Lil Xan – Columbia Records APRIL 2018 – Hayley Kiyoko – Atlantic Records MARCH 2018 – Jessie Reyez – Island Records FEBRUARY 2018 – Tee Grizzley – 300 Entertainment JANUARY 2018 – Bishop Briggs – Island Records DECEMBER 2017 – Grace VanderWaal – Syco Music/Columbia Records NOVEMBER 2017 – Why Don’t We – Atlantic Records OCTOBER 2017 – PRETTYMUCH – Syco Music/Columbia Records SEPTEMBER 2017 – SZA – TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records AUGUST 2017 – Kacy Hill – Def Jam Recordings JULY 2017 – Khalid – RCA Records JUNE 2017 – Kyle – Atlantic Records MAY 2017 – Noah Cyrus – Republic Records BEST POP Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry” – Island Records Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” – Atlantic Records P!nk – “What About Us” – RCA Records Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Island Records BEST HIP HOP Cardi B ft. 21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi” – KSR/Atlantic Records The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment Drake – “God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Record J. Cole – “ATM” – Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope Records Migos ft. Drake – “Walk It Talk It” – Quality Control/Capitol Records Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li” – Young Money/Cash Money Records BEST LATIN Daddy Yankee – “Dura” – El Cartel Records/UMLE J Balvin, Willy William – “Mi Gente” – UMLE/Republic Records Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero” – Epic Records/Nuyorican Productions Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa” – UMLE/Republic/Island/Universal Music Latino Maluma – “Felices los 4” – Sony Music Entertainment US Latin Shakira ft. Maluma – “Chantaje” – Sony Music Entertainment US Latin BEST DANCE Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” – Geffen Records Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss” – Columbia Records The Chainsmokers – “Everybody Hates Me” – Disruptor Records/Columbia Records David Guetta & Sia – “Flames” – Atlantic Records Marshmello ft. Khalid – “Silence” – RCA Records/Ultra Records Zedd & Liam Payne – “Get Low (Street Video)” – Interscope Records BEST ROCK Fall Out Boy – “Champion” – Island Records Foo Fighters – “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” – RCA Records Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes” – KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records Linkin Park – “One More Light” – Warner Bros. Records Panic! At The Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” – Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Walk On Water” – Interscope Records VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges – “Liberated” – Columbia Records Drake – ‘God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records Janelle Monáe – “PYNK” – Bad Boy Records/Atlantic Records Jessie Reyez – “Gatekeeper” – Island Records Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255” – Def Jam Recordings BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Alessia Cara – “Growing Pains” – Def Jam Recordings – Cinematography by Pau Castejón Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records – Cinematography by Scott Cunningham The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Cinematography by Benoit Debie Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Cinematography by Larkin Seiple Eminem ft. Ed Sheeran – “River” – Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records – Cinematography by Frank Mobilio & Patrick Meller Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Island Records – Cinematography by Jonathan Sela BEST DIRECTION The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Directed by Ricky Saix Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Directed by Hiro Murai Drake – “God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records – Directed by Karena Evans Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” – Atlantic Records – Directed by Jason Koenig Justin Timberlake ft. Chris Stapleton – “Say Something” – RCA Records – Directed by Arturo Perez Jr. Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Island Records – Directed by Jay Martin BEST ART DIRECTION The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Art Direction by Jan Houlevigue Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Art Direction by Jason Kisvarday J. Cole – “ATM” – Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope Records – Art Direction by Miles Mullin Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” – Bad Boy Records/Atlantic Records – Art Direction by Pepper Nguyen SZA – “The Weekend” – TDE/RCA Records – Art Direction by SZA and Solange Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Big Machine Records – Art Direction by Brett Hess BEST VISUAL EFFECTS Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records – Visual Effects by Vidal and Loris Paillier for Buf Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” – Geffen Records – Visual Effects by KPP Eminem ft. Beyoncé – “Walk On Water” – Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records – Visual Effects Supervisor Rich Lee for Drive Studios Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars” – TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records – Visual Effects by Loris Paillier for BUF Paris Maroon 5 – “Wait” – 222/Interscope Records – Visual Effects by TIMBER Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Big Machine Records – Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios BEST CHOREOGRAPHY Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records – Choreography by Phil Tayag & Bruno Mars Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records – Choreography by Calvit Hodge and Sara Bivens The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Jaquel Knight Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Choreography by Sherrie Silver Dua Lipa – “IDGAF” – Warner Bros. Records – Choreography by Marion Motin Justin Timberlake – “Filthy” – RCA Records – Choreography by Marty Kudelka, AJ Harpold, Tracy Phillips, and Ivan Koumaev BEST EDITING Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records – Editing by Jacquelyn London The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Taylor Ward and Sam Ostrove Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Editing by Ernie Gilbert Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” – Bad Boy Records/Atlantic Records – Editing by Deji Laray N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon” – i am OTHER/Columbia Records – Editing by Taylor Ward Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Big Machine Records – Editing by Chancler Haynes for Cosmo.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 20th, 2018

MTV VMAs 2018 Nominations - Full List Released!

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards nominations were announced moments ago! This year, the show will take place live from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. The show will air on MTV on Monday (August 20). Cardi B received the most nominations with 10 total, and The Carters – aka Beyonce and Jay-Z – [...] The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards nominations were announced moments ago! This year, the show will take place live from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. The show will air on MTV on Monday (August 20). Cardi B received the most nominations with 10 total, and The Carters – aka Beyonce and Jay-Z – received 8 total. So far, no performers or celeb presenters has been announced just yet, but that list will be revealed over the next few weeks. Stay tuned! Congrats to all the nominees this year! Just Jared will of course be live blogging the whole show when it airs. Click inside for the full list of nominees for the MTV VMAs… VIDEO OF THE YEAR Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records Drake – “God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records ARTIST OF THE YEAR Ariana Grande – Republic Records Bruno Mars – Atlantic Records Camila Cabello – Syco Music/Epic Records Cardi B – Atlantic Records Drake – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records Post Malone – Republic Records SONG OF THE YEAR Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records Drake – “God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records Dua Lipa – “New Rules” – Warner Bros. Records Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” – Atlantic Records Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “rockstar” – Republic Records BEST NEW ARTIST Bazzi – iamcosmic/Atlantic Records Cardi B – Atlantic Records Chloe x Halle – Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records Hayley Kiyoko – Atlantic Records Lil Pump – Warner Bros. Records Lil Uzi Vert – Atlantic Records BEST COLLABORATION Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be” – Warner Bros. Records Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero” – Epic Records/Nuyorican Productions Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255” – Def Jam Recordings N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon” – i am OTHER/Columbia Records PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR JULY 2018 – Chloe x Halle – Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records JUNE 2018 – Sigrid – Island Records MAY 2018 – Lil Xan – Columbia Records APRIL 2018 – Hayley Kiyoko – Atlantic Records MARCH 2018 – Jessie Reyez – Island Records FEBRUARY 2018 – Tee Grizzley – 300 Entertainment JANUARY 2018 – Bishop Briggs – Island Records DECEMBER 2017 – Grace VanderWaal – Syco Music/Columbia Records NOVEMBER 2017 – Why Don’t We – Atlantic Records OCTOBER 2017 – PRETTYMUCH – Syco Music/Columbia Records SEPTEMBER 2017 – SZA – TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records AUGUST 2017 – Kacy Hill – Def Jam Recordings JULY 2017 – Khalid – RCA Records JUNE 2017 – Kyle – Atlantic Records MAY 2017 – Noah Cyrus – Republic Records BEST POP Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry” – Island Records Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” – Atlantic Records P!nk – “What About Us” – RCA Records Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Island Records BEST HIP HOP Cardi B ft. 21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi” – KSR/Atlantic Records The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment Drake – “God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Record J. Cole – “ATM” – Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope Records Migos ft. Drake – “Walk It Talk It” – Quality Control/Capitol Records Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li” – Young Money/Cash Money Records BEST LATIN Daddy Yankee – “Dura” – El Cartel Records/UMLE J Balvin, Willy William – “Mi Gente” – UMLE/Republic Records Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero” – Epic Records/Nuyorican Productions Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa” – UMLE/Republic/Island/Universal Music Latino Maluma – “Felices los 4” – Sony Music Entertainment US Latin Shakira ft. Maluma – “Chantaje” – Sony Music Entertainment US Latin BEST DANCE Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” – Geffen Records Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss” – Columbia Records The Chainsmokers – “Everybody Hates Me” – Disruptor Records/Columbia Records David Guetta & Sia – “Flames” – Atlantic Records Marshmello ft. Khalid – “Silence” – RCA Records/Ultra Records Zedd & Liam Payne – “Get Low (Street Video)” – Interscope Records BEST ROCK Fall Out Boy – “Champion” – Island Records Foo Fighters – “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” – RCA Records Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes” – KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records Linkin Park – “One More Light” – Warner Bros. Records Panic! At The Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” – Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Walk On Water” – Interscope Records VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges – “Liberated” – Columbia Records Drake – ‘God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records Janelle Monáe – “PYNK” – Bad Boy Records/Atlantic Records Jessie Reyez – “Gatekeeper” – Island Records Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255” – Def Jam Recordings BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Alessia Cara – “Growing Pains” – Def Jam Recordings – Cinematography by Pau Castejón Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records – Cinematography by Scott Cunningham The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Cinematography by Benoit Debie Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Cinematography by Larkin Seiple Eminem ft. Ed Sheeran – “River” – Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records – Cinematography by Frank Mobilio & Patrick Meller Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Island Records – Cinematography by Jonathan Sela BEST DIRECTION The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Directed by Ricky Saix Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Directed by Hiro Murai Drake – “God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records – Directed by Karena Evans Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” – Atlantic Records – Directed by Jason Koenig Justin Timberlake ft. Chris Stapleton – “Say Something” – RCA Records – Directed by Arturo Perez Jr. Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Island Records – Directed by Jay Martin BEST ART DIRECTION The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Art Direction by Jan Houlevigue Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Art Direction by Jason Kisvarday J. Cole – “ATM” – Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope Records – Art Direction by Miles Mullin Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” – Bad Boy Records/Atlantic Records – Art Direction by Pepper Nguyen SZA – “The Weekend” – TDE/RCA Records – Art Direction by SZA and Solange Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Big Machine Records – Art Direction by Brett Hess BEST VISUAL EFFECTS Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records – Visual Effects by Vidal and Loris Paillier for Buf Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” – Geffen Records – Visual Effects by KPP Eminem ft. Beyoncé – “Walk On Water” – Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records – Visual Effects Supervisor Rich Lee for Drive Studios Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars” – TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records – Visual Effects by Loris Paillier for BUF Paris Maroon 5 – “Wait” – 222/Interscope Records – Visual Effects by TIMBER Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Big Machine Records – Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios BEST CHOREOGRAPHY Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records – Choreography by Phil Tayag & Bruno Mars Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records – Choreography by Calvit Hodge and Sara Bivens The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Jaquel Knight Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Choreography by Sherrie Silver Dua Lipa – “IDGAF” – Warner Bros. Records – Choreography by Marion Motin Justin Timberlake – “Filthy” – RCA Records – Choreography by Marty Kudelka, AJ Harpold, Tracy Phillips, and Ivan Koumaev BEST EDITING Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records – Editing by Jacquelyn London The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Taylor Ward and Sam Ostrove Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Editing by Ernie Gilbert Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” – Bad Boy Records/Atlantic Records – Editing by Deji Laray N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon” – i am OTHER/Columbia Records – Editing by Taylor Ward Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Big Machine Records – Editing by Chancler Haynes for Cosmo.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 16th, 2018

Reese Witherspoon Was Assaulted By a Director at Age 16

Reese Witherspoon is coming forward about “multiple experiences of harassment and sexual assault” throughout her decades-long career. The 41-year-old actress was in attendance at the Elle Women in Hollywood Celebration, and spoke about the new revelations amid Harvey Weinstein‘s multiple accusations. “This has been a really hard week for women in Hollywood, for women all [...] Reese Witherspoon is coming forward about “multiple experiences of harassment and sexual assault” throughout her decades-long career. The 41-year-old actress was in attendance at the Elle Women in Hollywood Celebration, and spoke about the new revelations amid Harvey Weinstein‘s multiple accusations. “This has been a really hard week for women in Hollywood, for women all over the world, and a lot of situations and a lot of industries are forced to remember and relive a lot of ugly truths. I have my own experiences that have come back to me very vividly and I find it really hard to sleep, hard to think, hard to communicate a lot of the feelings that I’ve been having about anxiety, honest, the guilt for not speaking up earlier…[I feel] true disgust at the director who assaulted me when I was 16-years-old and anger at the agents and the producers who made me feel that silence was a condition of my employment,” Reese said in her speech (via EW). “And I wish that I could tell you that was an isolated incident in my career, but sadly it wasn’t. I’ve had multiple experiences of harassment and sexual assault and I don’t speak about them very often,” Reese continued. “But after hearing all the stories these past few days and hearing these brave women speak up tonight about things that we’re kind of told to sweep under the rug and not to talk about, it’s made me want to speak up and speak up loudly because I actually felt less alone this week than I have ever felt in my entire career.” “I feel really, really encouraged that there will be a new normal. For the young women in this room, life is going to be different because we’re with you, we have your back and it makes me feel better. It makes me so sad to talk about these issues, but I would be remiss not to,” she concluded......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 17th, 2017

Reese Witherspoon Reveals She Once Fled An "Abusive Relationship" In Time"s Up Interview With Oprah Winfrey & Mindy Kaling

If there's one piece of advice Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which give in the trailers for A Wrinkle in Time, it's to "be a warrior." Reese Witherspoon, who plays Mrs. Whatsit in the upcoming Disney timespace adventure, was applauded for giving similar advice years ago at Glamour's Women of the Year awards: be "ambitious." What [...] If there's one piece of advice Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which give in the trailers for A Wrinkle in Time, it's to "be a warrior." Reese Witherspoon, who plays Mrs. Whatsit in the upcoming Disney timespace adventure, was applauded for giving similar advice years ago at Glamour's Women of the Year awards: be "ambitious." What made the celebrated movie star and producer realize she was a woman of ambition? Believe it or not, it was when she left an abusive relationship. Related: Natalie Portman Remembers 'Unacceptable' Encounter On Producer's Plane The Big Little Lies star was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey alongside Mindy Kaling for the March issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, in which the trio discussed the impact of the Time's Up initiative for women across all industries. When the Big O asked her Wrinkle In Time costars how they were molded into the women they are today, Reese got surprisingly candid about her past. After Winfrey asked the most difficult decision the actresses had to make "to fulfill [their] destiny," the Cruel Intentions actress admitted: "For me, probably leaving an abusive relationship… I drew a line in the sand, and it got crossed, and my brain just switched. I couldn't go any further. I was really young, and it was profound." Whoa. The 41-year-old didn't get too specific, but said she endured both "psychological" and "verbal" abuse. She explained, however, that putting a stop to the abuse changed her "on a cellular level," adding: "It changed who I was on a cellular level, the fact that I stood up for myself. It's part of the reason I can stand up and say, 'Yes, I'm ambitious.' Because someone tried to take that from me." She's not naming names, but let's just say who we're all thinking... Selma Blair's character in Legally Blonde! No? Okay, then was it Reese's ex-husband and accused domestic abuser Ryan Phillippe? According to The Blast, Reese had no plans to change their custody agreement following the accusations of domestic violence made against him. Why? Apparently Ryan was never violent in front of her. The wording is tricky, of course, as violence to some could just mean physical acts -- but for others, verbal abuse can be very violent. Photo: Oprah & Reese Have Extra Limbs In Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue! Regardless of who the abuser was, the actress said standing up to them flipped a switch in her brain, causing her to become the woman who would, years later, go viral for encouraging women to be animals of ambition. Reflecting on her speech -- in which she was applauded for saying, "Ambition is not a dirty word" -- Reese explained to Oprah: "A Columbia University study found that people considered an ambitious woman more selfish and less worthy of being hired than an ambitious man. I thought, 'We need to start reframing this word ambition. Because it isn't about being selfish; it's about wanting to create more and do better for communities, schools, the world." Mindy, a decidedly single mom and veteran showrunner, vociferously agreed with her costar, adding: "It's true. Ambitious, when applied to a woman, almost means ruthless. Used for a man, it's considered a great compliment. But if someone called me ambitious, it'd almost feel like shade." But with the power of the Time's Up initiative, Reese says "the rules have changed" and women have the opportunity to speak up. She continued: "There are a lot of really good men in the world, but I do think it's incumbent on women in leadership to rewrite the rules. We have to get together as groups of women, which is what I've been doing with a lot of actresses. It's been incredibly illuminating. Women in positions of power need to help people understand what the new normal is. You tell people how you want them to treat you." Unless Reese objects, we'll continue treating these women like the celestial goddesses they are. See photos from the trio's O Magazine spread (below)! Our March cover girls: @Oprah, @reesewitherspoon, & @mindykaling. The NEW superheroes talk about sexism onscreen and off, and carving a pathway to parity. Link in bio for full interview✨ #WrinkleInTime (📸: @ruvenafanador)A post shared by O, The Oprah Magazine (@oprahmagazine) on Feb 6, 2018 at 6:31am PST Our second cover girls: Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Who. In our March issue, we go behind the scenes of the starry alignment that is #WrinkleInTime with The Mrs. and their fearless leader @ava ✨💫 @wrinkleintimeA post shared by O, The Oprah Magazine (@oprahmagazine) on Feb 6, 2018 at 6:33am PST [Image via Disney.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonFeb 6th, 2018

New Study Says 94 Percent of Women in Entertainment Experience Sexual Assault, Harassment - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterNew Study Says 94 Percent of Women in Entertainment Experience Sexual Assault, HarassmentHollywood ReporterNinety-four percent of women working in entertainment have experienced some form of sexual harassment or assault during their careers, according to a new survey of hundreds of women in Hollywood. According to the survey, which was published Tuesday in ...94 Percent Of Hollywood Women Say They've Been Harassed Or AssaultedHuffPost94 Percent of Women in Hollywood Say They've Been Sexually Harassed or AssaultedW MagazineSurvey: 94 Percent of Women in Hollywood Have Experienced Sexual Harassment or MisconductBreitbart NewsScreen Rant -Complex -The Guardian -Washington Free Beaconall 38 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsFeb 21st, 2018

Amber Rose Blasts Donald Trump In Powerful Essay About Feminism & Reclaiming The Word "Slut"

Call Amber Rose a "slut" if you want, but just know she has reclaimed the word for her powerful movement! The SlutWalk founder penned a new essay for Marie Claire to explain why it's so important women take control of their bodies! Related: Amber & 21 Savage Show Some Sexy Skin On The MTV VMAs Red Carpet Writing [...] Call Amber Rose a "slut" if you want, but just know she has reclaimed the word for her powerful movement! The SlutWalk founder penned a new essay for Marie Claire to explain why it's so important women take control of their bodies! Related: Amber & 21 Savage Show Some Sexy Skin On The MTV VMAs Red Carpet Writing what inspired the "unapologetic feminist" to take charge, she explained: "From the time I was a young girl—even before I was sexually active—it was a label that was placed on me. As soon as I came into the public eye, I was immediately criticized for everything from my behavior to how I chose to dress. It was undoubtedly hurtful, and getting used to the harsh words I hear so often is still something I struggle with. The term 'slut' never seemed to go away—in fact, I began to realize that I'd be called a slut whether I behaved according to other people's standards or not. So, I decided to take the power out of that word and reclaim it." The momma-of-one even called out Donald Trump for trying to normalize sexual assault: "Somehow in 2017, we've elected a president who has no problem labeling women as 'fat pigs' and 'dogs.' The literal leader of this nation says it's okay to grab women by the pussy if you're a man with power and influence. It's as if he's completely unaware of the very real risk of sexual assault women in America deal with each day. One in four American women are or will become victims of sexual assault. It's simply ridiculous to deny that these statistics need to change." She also seemingly referenced Piers Morgan, who criticized her for her last nearly-nude picture: "I've gotten a lot of backlash from people who feel I can't be taken seriously as an activist and feminist because the world has seen me with my clothes off. I think that's a bunch of bullshit. I can absolutely call myself a feminist and post a picture of my naked body. In fact, as an intersectional feminist, I advocate for women from all walks of life and think that all women should be allowed to do whatever they want with their bodies." Tell him, Amber!! And the starlet continued: "All the men who claimed my nearly-nude nude Instagram picture wasn't empowering, and was instead just an attempt to seek attention, are likely the same men who claim victims of sexual assault are 'asking for it' by wearing an outfit considered to be inappropriate. This oppressive way of thinking and victim-blaming is exactly what makes events like SlutWalk so necessary." The 33-year-old is so brave for speaking up about it, especially when so many aim to shut women down. "I refuse to shut up so long as it is still my legal right to speak. And using my platform to create a safe space for not just women, but all marginalized groups to exercise their freedom of speech, has been one of my greatest accomplishments." We hope Amber never stops using her voice to speak up about feminism, which she'd like to clear is no different than anyone else's idea of feminism: "I also get a lot of media who ask me to comment on 'my brand' of feminism, as if my goals differ so much from other popular feminists. I have to disagree with that take—I think separating women and categorizing brands of feminism takes away the power of solidarity—and solidarity is the biggest vehicle for change. My definition of feminism is simple: EQUALITY. It's not having to base your entire existence around the old school, ultra-oppressive expectations men have for women." Yasss! Read the rest of her essay HERE, and be sure to let us know what U think! [Image via Media Punch.].....»»

Category: topSource: tmzSep 28th, 2017

Billboard Latin Music Awards 2018 Nominations - Full List Revealed!

The 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards nominees have been revealed and we have the full list for you here! Colombian stars Balvin and Shakira each have the most nominations with 12 a piece. Justin Bieber has the next most nominations with eight, Beyoncé has seven and Willy William has six to his name. The music [...] The 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards nominees have been revealed and we have the full list for you here! Colombian stars Balvin and Shakira each have the most nominations with 12 a piece. Justin Bieber has the next most nominations with eight, Beyoncé has seven and Willy William has six to his name. The music awards show is set to air on April 26 on Telemundo. Be sure to check it out, and we’ll be live blogging all the action! Click inside to see the full list of nominees… ARTIST CATEGORIES Artist of the Year: J Balvin Daddy Yankee Luis Fonsi Ozuna Artist of the Year, New: Alta Consigna Bad Bunny El Fantasma y Banda Populares del Llano Christian Nodal Tour of the Year: Marc Anthony Ricardo Arjona Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull Marco Antonio Solis Social Artist of the Year: J Balvin Jennifer Lopez Maluma Shakira Crossover Artist of the Year: Beyonce Justin Bieber Little Mix Ed Sheeran SONG CATEGORIES Hot Latin Song of the Year: J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” Maluma, “Felices Los 4” Wisin Featuring Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo” Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event: J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje” Wisin Featuring Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo” Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male: J Balvin Daddy Yankee Luis Fonsi Ozuna Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female: Becky G Jennifer Lopez Natti Natasha Shakira Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizarraga Calibre 50 CNCO Zion & Lennox Hot Latin Songs Label of the Year: Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment VP Entertainment Warner Latina Hot Latin Songs Imprint of the Year Def Jam Raymond Braun Schoolboy Sony Music Latin Airplay Song of the Year J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” Maluma, “Felices Los 4” Wisin Featuring Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo” Airplay Label of the Year: DEL Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment Warner Latina Airplay Imprint of the Year: Fonovisa Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latino WK Digital Song of the Year: J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” Maluma, “Felices Los 4” Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje” Streaming Song of the Year: J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” Maluma, “Felices Los 4” Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje” ALBUM CATEGORIES Top Latin Album of the Year: J Balvin, “Energia” Nicky Jam, “Fenix” Ozuna, “Odisea” Shakira, “El Dorado” Top Latin Compilation Album of the Year: “Dance Latin #1 Hits 2.0: Los Exitos Del Momento” “Mexillennials: Los Exitos De Una Nueva Generacion” “Summer Latin Hits 2017” “Trap Capos: Season 1” Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male: J Balvin Romeo Santos Nicky Jam Ozuna Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female: Alejandra Guzman Karol G Shakira Gloria Trevi Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga Calibre 50 CNCO Los Plebes Del Rancho de Ariel Camacho Top Latin Albums Label of the Year: Lizos Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment Warner Latina Top Latin Albums Imprint of the Year: Capitol Latin DEL Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latino featured news Drake Earns 70th Top 40 Hit on Billboard Hot 100, Thanks to Migos’ ‘Walk It Talk It’ LL Cool J Added to 2018 New Orleans Jazz Fest lineup LATIN POP CATEGORIES Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Solo Luis Fonsi Enrique Iglesias Juanes Shakira Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: CNCO Jesse & Joy Mana Reik Latin Pop Song of the Year Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox, “Subeme La Radio” Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje” Shakira, “Me Enamore” Latin Pop Airplay Label of the Year Pina Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment Warner Latina Latin Pop Airplay Imprint of the Year Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latino Warner Latina WK Latin Pop Album of the Year: Ricardo Arjona “Circo Soledad” CNCO “Primera Cita” Juanes “Mis Planes Son Amarte” Shakira “El Dorado” Latin Pop Albums Label of the Year: Sony Music Latin Universal Latin Music Entertainment Warner Bros. Warner Latina Latin Pop Albums Imprint of the Year: Fonovisa Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latino Warner Latina TROPICAL CATEGORIES Tropical Artist of the Year, Solo: Marc Anthony Nacho Prince Royce Romeo Santos Tropical Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Chiquito Team Band Gente de Zona Pirulo y La Tribu La Sonora Dinamita Tropical Song of the Year: Nacho “Bailame” Prince Royce & Shakira “Déjà Vu” Romeo Santos “Heroe Favorito” Romeo Santos “Imitadora” Tropical Songs Airplay Label of the Year D.A.M. Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment Warner Latina Tropical Songs Airplay Imprint of the Year Machete Magnus Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latino Tropical Album of the Year: Prince Royce “Five” La Sonora Dinamita “Juntos Por La Sonora” Romeo Santos “Golden” Carlos Vives “Vives” Tropical Albums Label of the Year: The Orchard Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment World Circuit Tropical Albums Imprint of the Year: Magnus The Orchard Sony Music Latin Top Stop REGIONAL MEXICAN CATEGORIES Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Solo: Regulo Caro Christian Nodal Alfredo Olivas Gerardo Ortiz Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga Calibre 50 Ulices Chaidez y Sus Plebes Los Plebes Del Rancho de Ariel Camacho Regional Mexican Song of the Year: Calibre 50 “Corrido de Juanito” Calibre 50 “Siempre Te Voy A Querer” Christian Nodal “Adios Amor” Christian Nodal Featuring David Bisbal “Probablemente” Regional Mexican Airplay Label of the Year DEL Lizos Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment Regional Mexican Airplay Imprint of the Year Andaluz Disa DEL Fonovisa Regional Mexican Album of the Year: Banda Sinaloense MD de Sergio Lizarraga, La Mejor Version De Mi Ulices Chaidez y Sus Plebes “Andamos En El Ruedo” Christian Nodal “Me Deje Llevar” Gerardo Ortiz “Comere Callado, Vol. 1: Con Norteno, Tuba y Guitarras” Regional Mexican Albums Label of the Year: DEL Lizos Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment Regional Mexican Albums Imprint of the Year: DEL Disa Fonovisa Lizos LATIN RHYTHM CATEGORIES Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Solo: J Balvin Daddy Yankee Nicky Jam Ozuna Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Jowell & Randy Plan B Play-N-Skillz Zion & Lennox Latin Rhythm Song of the Year: J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” Maluma, “Felices Los 4” Nicky Jam, “El Amante” Wisin Featuring Ozuna “Escapate Conmigo” Latin Rhythm Airplay Label of the Year Pina Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment Warner Latina Latin Rhythm Airplay Imprint of the Year La Industria Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latino WK Latin Rhythm Album of the Year: Nicky Jam “Fenix” Ozuna “Odisea” Yandel “#Update” Zion & Lennox “Motivan2” Latin Rhythm Albums Label of the Year: El Cartel Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment Warner Latina Latin Rhythm Albums Imprint of the Year: Capitol Latin La Industria Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latino WRITER/PRODUCER/PUBLISHER CATEGORIES Songwriter of the Year: Justin Bieber Daddy Yankee Erika Ender Luis Fonsi Marty James Garton Poo Bear Publisher of the Year: BMG Gold Songs,ASCAP Sony/ATV Discos Music Publishing LLC,ASCAP Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing, LLC,BMI Universal Musica, Inc.,ASCAP Publishing Corporation of the Year: BMG Sony/ATV Music Universal Music Warner/Chappell Music Producer of the Year: Chris Jeday Mauricio Rengifo & Andres Torres Saga Whiteblack Wisin.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 7th, 2018

Reese Witherspoon Bravely Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted By A Director At 16

Reese Witherspoon has become the latest A-lister to open up about sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood. Sadly, the industry vet has had firsthand experience regarding this issue. As you surely know, countless actresses — including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, etc. — have come forward this last week to expose indie movie [...] Reese Witherspoon has become the latest A-lister to open up about sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood. Sadly, the industry vet has had firsthand experience regarding this issue. As you surely know, countless actresses -- including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, etc. -- have come forward this last week to expose indie movie mogul Harvey Weinstein as a sexual predator. While Miz Witherspoon has not declared herself as one of Harvey's victims, she certainly empathizes with their plight as she's been harassed and/or assaulted several times over the course of her career. Related: Courtney Love Warned Women About Harvey YEARS Ago In fact, while giving a speech at Elle's Women in Hollywood event on Monday, the Oscar winner revealed she was only 16 when a director assaulted her. The blonde powerhouse shared: "This has been a really hard week for women in Hollywood, for women all over the world, and a lot of situations and a lot of industries are forced to remember and relive a lot of ugly truths. I have my own experiences that have come back to me very vividly and I find it really hard to sleep, hard to think, hard to communicate a lot of the feelings that I've been having about anxiety, honest, the guilt for not speaking up earlier." It's just so heartbreaking that so many women in the industry have had such unsavory experiences with men in Tinseltown. The Big Little Lies actress continued: "[I feel] true disgust at the director who assaulted me when I was 16 years old and anger at the agents and the producers who made me feel that silence was a condition of my employment... And I wish that I could tell you that was an isolated incident in my career, but sadly it wasn't. I've had multiple experiences of harassment and sexual assault and I don't speak about them very often." How awful. Nonetheless, the many brave women opening up about their experiences with sexual misconduct has inspired Reese to "speak up loudly." After revealing that she feels "less alone" amid the confessions, Witherspoon concluded: "I feel really, really encouraged that there will be a new normal. For the young women in this room, life is going to be different because we're with you, we have your back and it makes me feel better. It makes me so sad to talk about these issues, but I would be remiss not to." Hear! Hear! Like Reese, we stand with the many victims who've bravely come forward. [Image via FayesVision/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 17th, 2017

Sophia Bush Defends Hilarie Burton for Not Attending "One Tree Hill" Convention

Sophia Bush is speaking out to defend her longtime friend and former One Tree Hill co-star Hilarie Burton, who was criticized for deciding not to attend a One Tree Hill convention. Hilarie said that she does not feel comfortable attending the event because she feels the company is exploiting how female cast and crew members [...] Sophia Bush is speaking out to defend her longtime friend and former One Tree Hill co-star Hilarie Burton, who was criticized for deciding not to attend a One Tree Hill convention. Hilarie said that she does not feel comfortable attending the event because she feels the company is exploiting how female cast and crew members from One Tree Hill came forward with sexual harassment allegations against showrunner Mark Schwahn. “I will not be attending any Eyecon events. Ever. I personally feel exploited by their ‘girl power’ angle, which exists at the expense of some of us who went through a difficult time on that show,” Hilarie wrote on Twitter. “They’re using our sisterhood as a sales gimmick. No thanks.” Hilarie then received backlash from members of the EyeCon organization, so Sophia decided to write a lengthy letter in support of her pal. “Hilarie Burton is my sister. Don’t f–k with her. Period,” Sophia wrote with her message. Click inside to read the full letter… Sophia Bush’s Full Letter in Defense of Hilarie Burton “Let’s get real clear, real quick. Hilarie Burton is my sister. She is a big-hearted, brilliant, thoughtful, incredible human. She has had laser sharp, clearly defined integrity running up her spine as long as I have known her. She is a human being. She has feelings. She is entitled to her OWN OPINIONS. She does not make statements hastily. She didn’t say something about a business situation and the way that it was handled that was ‘based on emotion, not logic.’ And the fact that a ‘business organization’ would DARE to say such a thing has a fire burning in me. So let’s get brutally honest. You want to throw a ‘women’s empowerment’ event but bash a woman who said that the way it’s been handled doesn’t feel good to her? A woman whose personal victimization took the world’s stage this past fall? Whose sisterhood circled around her, and each other, to see to it that he be stopped from treating other women in such a way? How. Dare. You. Want to know why Hil said she feels exploited by this ‘empowerment’ con? Well add my name to that hat. Because so do I. We told our stories. As a united front. We refused to let it get tabloidy and gross. And then suddenly a convention publicly announced that they want to empower women? Now, that would have been FINE – lovely, even – IF THEY HAD SPOKEN TO US ABOUT THIS. Had they called our reps and said, ‘as fellow victims in our own individual ways, we want to make the next con all about women, and raise money for women’s charities.’ They did not. Let me repeat. They. Did. NOT. They didn’t ask a single one of us if we’d feel okay focusing a convention, which is dedicated to the show on which many of us were harassed or abused behind the scenes, around those very issues and thus offer an expectation to all fans and attendees that we would be discussing these past violations and focusing on issues that none of us want to be forced to relive in meet and greets and photo sessions. They made an announcement without thinking of any of the women of One Tree Hill for a second. And now they are defending themselves by saying that Mark took advantage of them too? That he ruined their ability to watch a show which felt like their safe space. Well it HAPPENED to us. They are also now saying that because they too have stories from their own lives, they couldn’t have possibly pounced on the business opportunity of capitalizing on our experiences. And my heart breaks for their past pain. But those painful realities are not mutually exclusive from a clear business opportunity. None of those deeply personal experiences of the women behind the scenes of this event will be asked about in Q&As. None of those women will be asked to expand in front of an audience about what MeToo means to them. None of those women will have their past be made fair game fodder without their EXPRESS PERMISSION and CONSENT. Any of us who has spoken about this – in interviews, on panels, at conferences – has been ASKED FIRST. They did not ask us. They announced a deeply personal theme and intention, which revolves in this context, around what all OTH fans know happened to us, without thinking about us at all. And forgive me if it now feels like the claim of charity fundraising is being made to cover this up. (For example, they cited Ian doing a con to raise money for his charity? That didn’t just happen. It was PLANNED. Where was our opportunity to plan any such fundraiser prior to this announcement being made and the expectation that because of the ‘theme’ we would all just be on board?) Don’t even get me started on the reality – which I know for a FACT – that multiple women reported a male guest at these conventions behaving inappropriately and this ‘organization’ did NOTHING. He was invited back multiple times, until more than one of us women was alerted and then jointly said expressly that we would never do another con if he were present. Again. FACT. So. Yes. This feels exploitative. Yes, this feels like a violation. And the fact that a ‘business’ would behave in such a childish and offensive manner as to incite the bashing of an actress sharing her personal opinion about her feelings – the fact that they would stoop so low as to retweet hateful messages about her – or pit victims against one another? I’ve seen fans attacking each other over whose abuse is worse?! This is revolting. REVOLTING. To shame a woman and say she’s ‘emotional not logical?’ I thought that kind of bullsh-t was reserved for mansplaining. And low and behold it’s being done by women. How dare you. Here’s me being logical, listing out facts and your failures to behave professionally with both your statements and your backend communications with us. Here’s me ALSO expressing my emotions of anger and disgust and saying that I’m out. You won’t be seeing me there. I wasn’t going to attend because I too felt icky about the ‘theme’ given the complete lack of conversation about it. But now? Nah. You came for my sister. That’s the most anti-women-support-women action I’ve seen. So yeah. This is me officially saying I’m out too.” .@HilarieBurton is my sister. Don’t fuck with her. Period. Pt. 1 pic.twitter.com/eAf7usSJq4 — Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) March 29, 2018 .@HilarieBurton is my sister. Don’t fuck with her. Period. Pt. 2 pic.twitter.com/9fX8KAX5Dp — Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) March 29, 2018 I love love love you, mama. No one will ever crack the sisterhood. This is OUR family. ♥️ — Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) March 29, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMar 29th, 2018

Another Show About Women Still Not Over All The Sexual Assault Starring Mariska Hargitay

Women still won’t let the spotlight on sexual assault in the entertainment industry die. The entire nation is possibly on the brink of being dragged into World War 3 but making sure a man asked if it was okay first before fondling your titty is way more important. I could think of a thousand more […] The post Another Show About Women Still Not Over All The Sexual Assault Starring Mariska Hargitay appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. Women still won’t let the spotlight on sexual assault in the entertainment industry die. The entire nation is possibly on the brink of being dragged into World War 3 but making sure a man asked if it was okay first before fondling your titty is way more important. I could think of a thousand more interesting topics to do a documentary on than sexual assault. I’m not saying that sexual assault isn’t a serious offense, but holy cow we get it. You’re now beating a dead horse. Women want to be allowed to craft an entire career using their tits to get ahead and the moment the amount of money offered isn’t enough to justify an overweight director ejaculating onto your armpit hair, it’s assault. Somehow the majority of these men always fit the same description. Guys who women would always swipe left on 10 out 10 times in every Tinder search unless his profile picture was his bank account. Mariska Hargitay plays a detective on TV instead of interviewing real detectives who handle real sexual assault cases, we rather listen to Mariska’s take on it. Hargitay, who stars as Detective Olivia Benson in the police procedural “Law and Order: SVU,” has turned her clout as an advocate for victims into the upcoming HBO documentary, “I Am Evidence,” where she also serves as producer. “I feel like I was given a gift with this role. I was given a platform. It was a way for me to respond. I’ve had the privilege of having had so many survivors share their stories with me, and I feel a responsibility to that,” Hargitay said. She admits backing the documentary was driven by her “own outrage” of the way victims of sexual assault are treated by the system. “People say, ‘why did you make this movie?’ I said because I was really mad,” Hargitay said. Hollywood women are always victims and documentaries like this just reinforce the idea that regret also counts as rape. Where’s the outrage for men when they’re victims of extortion attempts by women who’ve felt like they were wham, bam, thank you ma’amed. There’s not a patriarchal conspiracy going on that elite women suggest. Being accused of sexual assault sounds heinous on paper and it’s an accusation that follows a man around forever, even if it wasn’t true. Women are sucking all of the fun out of casual sex. Maybe Mariska can make a game show called “Is It Sexual Assault?” instead. Contestants can give feedback and score points if they correctly guess whether common sexual practices can be considered assault. And I’ll finally get my answer on whether or not sticking my finger in a hole made with my other hand to attract the attention of a girl at the bar is inappropriate or not. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Pacific Coast News The post Another Show About Women Still Not Over All The Sexual Assault Starring Mariska Hargitay appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddApr 17th, 2018

Actress Explains Why She Refused To Wear Black At The Golden Globes!

The women of Hollywood came together for a powerful statement on the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday, wearing black in support of the #MeToo and now #TimesUp movements! Unfortunately they didn't represent a completely unified front; a handful of women bucked the trend. Did they somehow not hear about it? Not care? Photos: ALL The Golden [...] The women of Hollywood came together for a powerful statement on the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday, wearing black in support of the #MeToo and now #TimesUp movements! Unfortunately they didn't represent a completely unified front; a handful of women bucked the trend. Did they somehow not hear about it? Not care? Photos: ALL The Golden Globes Red Carpet Looks! German actress Barbara Meier posted a lengthy explanation on Instagram for her own choice to go with a floral gown despite thinking #TimesUp was "a great and extremely important initiative." Unlike Rose McGowan, who called those who participated phonies, Meier supports her fellow actresses but says women shouldn't have to give anything up to protest: "If we want this to be the Golden globes of the strong women who stand up for their rights, I think, it's the wrong way not to wear any sexy clothes anymore or let people take away our joy of showing our personality through fashion... We should not have to wear black to be taken serious." Of course women shouldn't have to wear black. They shouldn't have to do any of this. But when so many of your colleagues have come up with such a simple way to show your solidarity, is it really too much to ask not to protest the protest?? Ch-ch-check out Barbara's entire explanation (below) and decide for yourself whether her point is valid. Viele Frauen werden heute im Zuge der Time‘s Up Bewegung auf dem Roten Teppich schwarz tragen. Ich finde diese Initiative im Allgemeinen super und extrem wichtig. Trotzdem habe ich mich entscheiden, heute ein buntes Kleid zu tragen. Wenn wir wollen, dass heute die Golden Globes der starken Frauen sind, die für ihre Rechte kämpfen, ist es in meinen Augen der falsche Weg, sich nicht mehr körperbetont anzuziehen und uns die Freude am Ausdruck unserer Persönlichkeit durch Mode zu nehmen. Wir haben uns diese Freiheit lange erkämpft, dass wir tragen können, was wir möchten und es auch in Ordnung ist, sich sexy zu kleiden. Wenn wir das einschränken, weil sich einige Männer nicht unter Kontrolle haben, ist das in meinen Augen ein Rückschritt. Wir sollten nicht schwarz tragen müssen, um ernstgenommen zu werden. Wir Frauen sollten strahlen, farbenfroh sein und funkeln. So wie es in unserer Natur liegt! Das symbolisiert in meinen Augen unsere Freiheit und neue Stärke. Um das aber dennoch nochmal klar zu sagen: Viele schreckliche Dinge sind passiert und dürfen sich nie wieder wiederholen! Und wir sollten das immer wieder und direkt ansprechen und aufklären! Ich freue mich auf starke und inspirierende Reden heute Abend! (c) @gettyentertainment --- A lot of women will wear black tonight to support the time‘s up movement! I think this is a great and extremely important initiative! Nevertheless I decided to wear a colorful dress tonight. If we want this to be the Golden globes of the strong women who stand up for their rights, I think, it’s the wrong way not to wear any sexy clothes anymore or let people take away our joy of showing our personality through fashion. We were fighting a long time for the freedom to wear what we want to and that it is also ok, to dress up a little more sexy. If we now restrict this, because some men can’t control themselves, this is a huge step back in my opinion. We should not have to wear black to be taken serious. US women should shine, be colorful and sparkle. Just like it is our nature. In my opinion this symbolizes our freedom and our new strength. But to make clear: A lot of bad things happened and should never happen again!!!A post shared by Barbara Meier (@barbarameier) on Jan 7, 2018 at 3:59pm PST [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 8th, 2018

James Cameron Praises "Brave" Eliza Dushku for Coming Forward with Sexual Assault Allegations

James Cameron is breaking his silence on Eliza Dushku‘s claims that True Lies stunt coordinator Joel Kramer sexually assaulted her when she was 12-years-old. While attending the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour on Saturday (January 13), the 63-year-old director and writer of True Lies called the 37-year-old actress “brave” for coming forward with [...] James Cameron is breaking his silence on Eliza Dushku‘s claims that True Lies stunt coordinator Joel Kramer sexually assaulted her when she was 12-years-old. While attending the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour on Saturday (January 13), the 63-year-old director and writer of True Lies called the 37-year-old actress “brave” for coming forward with her story. “I haven’t given a lot of thought to this specific situation because I just heard about. Obviously, Eliza is very brave for speaking up,” James said. “I think all the women are that are speaking up and calling for a reckoning now. I think this has been endemic throughout human systems, not just Hollywood.” Earlier today, Eliza shared an open letter, recounting how Joel molested her on set of the 1994 movie. Joel recently slammed the allegations, calling them “atrocious lies.” “But had I known about it, there would’ve been no mercy,” James continued. “Now, especially that I have daughters, there’s really no mercy.” Read James Cameron’s comments in full inside… “I just heard about it. I haven’t given a lot of thought to the specific situation today — I just heard about it, but obviously Eliza is very brave for speaking up. I think all the women are that are speaking up and calling for a reckoning now. I think this has been endemic throughout human systems, not just Hollywood, but because Hollywood deals with— women who were victims 10, 15, 20 years ago are famous today, so they get to have a louder voice when they come forward, so bravo for them for doing it. And I’m glad Eliza did that. “It’s just heartbreaking that it happened to her. I know the other party — not well, he hasn’t worked for me since then. The fact that this was happening under our noses and we didn’t know about it, going forward, it’s important for all industries, certainly Hollywood, to create a safe avenue for people to speak up, that they feel safe, and that anybody who might be a predator or an abuser knows that that mechanism is there, that it’s encouraged, and that there’s no shame around it, and that there will be consequences. I think we all collectively, just as the human race, have to do that. I don’t think this is a Hollywood problem. I think that Hollywood is in the unique position of actually shining a spotlight on it, as Hollywood has historically done on a lot of social issues. It’s kind of one of the things we do and do well. “This is a great moment in history, unfortunately it’s founded on personal tragedy for so many of these women. This is not a reckoning for Hollywood, this is not a reckoning for America, this is a reckoning for the human race. This shit has been going on since Day 1. So whenever there’s a male in a position of power, and he’s got a piece missing and doesn’t understand the consequences of what he’s doing — and maybe out of this can come some education that can pull some man who would otherwise go down that path back from the brink as well. Because I think a lot of it has to come from some kind of lack of empathy, they’re clearly not feeling what this is going to mean for this person further down the line. Hopefully we’ll be making films about this stuff and we’ll put something in place as industry practice to do it as much as we can to prevent it. Because this is happening right now. Directors are historically pretty oblivious to the interpersonal things that are happening on their set, because they are just focused — and I’m probably one of the worst offenders of that, being focused on what I’m doing creatively. But had I known about it, there would’ve been no mercy. Now, especially that I have daughters, there’s really no mercy,” James said via EW.com......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 13th, 2018

Lupita Nyong"o & "Black Panther" Cast Surprise Student With Scholarship at THR"s Power 100 Women In Entertainment!

Lupita Nyong’o happily strikes a pose while attending The Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100 Women In Entertainment held at Milk Studios on Wednesday (December 5) in Los Angeles. The 35-year-old Oscar-winning actress and her Black Panther co-stars Chadwick Boseman and Danai Gurira were on hand at the gala to present a new scholarship — The Black [...] Lupita Nyong’o happily strikes a pose while attending The Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100 Women In Entertainment held at Milk Studios on Wednesday (December 5) in Los Angeles. The 35-year-old Oscar-winning actress and her Black Panther co-stars Chadwick Boseman and Danai Gurira were on hand at the gala to present a new scholarship — The Black Panther Scholarship — created by Walt Disney Studios, which gave one girl from THR‘s Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program a scholarship to Loyola Marymount University, worth $250,000. The program, now in its ninth year, is executed in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles. “We know that if we want to live in a world that looks more like Wakanda, the first step is you invest in women and girls,” Danai said (via THR), who received a loud round of applause from the audience. Also in attendance at the gala was Awkwafina, Lena Dunham, Ali Wong, Hannah Gadsby and Loni Love. ‘Black Panther’ Stars Surprise Student With Scholarship FYI: Awkwafina is wearing ALDO shoes......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 5th, 2018