Jennifer Lawrence Comforts Crying Fan at ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Premiere

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As if we didn’t already love Jennifer Lawrence to pieces, the Hunger Games actress stepped off the red carpet in London last night to comfort a crying fan.

Lawrence was in the middle of an interview outside the Odeon Leicester Square in London when she saw the young girl nearly bawling her eyes out in awe of her presence. She was dying to meet her Hunger Games heroine, and luckily, her dream came true.

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In the video, JLaw is seen taking pictures with the little girl and signing autographs for her.

She went right back to the interview once the little girl was satisfied with her fifteen seconds of JLaw.

For those of you who didn’t notice, Jennifer Lawrence is sporting a new pixie cut hairdo.

Too many people are commenting on the similarities to Miley Cyrus’ hairstyle.

Pixie cut or long haired, Jennifer Lawrence is still the same sweet, kind hearted person we all know and love.

Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens on November 22nd in the United States.

This Week in Music: Taylor Swift’s “Sweeter Than Fiction”

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Taylor Swift has a new song featured on the One Chance soundtrack called “Sweeter Than Fiction”!

If anyone is going to write a sweet little song about life, Taylor Swift is your girl for the job.

The film about Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts, directed by Simon Cowell, comes out in the UK on October 25th, 2013.

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One Chance Movie Poster

Luckily, the song “Sweeter Than Fiction” is already out for your listening pleasure.

“Sweeter Than Fiction” is a medium tempo tune with lots of guitar and drum beats.

The intro is a lovely melody of major chords that sound full of triumph and hope.

The instrumentation of the rest of the song is nothing out of the ordinary, but the lyrics are heartwarming.

The lyrics of “Sweeter Than Fiction” take listeners through the doubts and triumphs of success. The second part of the first verse is beautifully written, as she sings,

Seen you fall, seen you crawl on you knees (eh, eh)
Seen you lost in a crowd, seen you colors fade
Wish I could make it better
Someday you won’t remember,
This pain you thought would last forever and ever (Verse 1, Part 2)

The bridge of the song reminds us all why we love Taylor’s voice so much, as the beat slows down a bit and she drags some of the words out legato:

I’ll be one of the many saying
Look at you now, look at you now, now
I’ll be one of the many saying
You’ve made us proud, you’ve made us proud, proud

And when they call your name
And they put your picture in a frame
You know that I’ll be there time and again
‘Cause I you loved when… (Bridge)

The way the drum takes over in the instrumentation of the last few lines of the bridge brings a nice touch of sentiment to finale of the song, in which Taylor sings the first part of the first verse again.

I hope this song actually plays during the film and not just the end credits.

Or worse: I hope its not just for the soundtrack. That would be a shame to waste such a beautifully written song when it could well be played in the film itself.

Enjoy the track!

Snooki Calls Kate Middleton A MILF

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Oh, Snooki.

As many of you know, the royal baby’s family portraits leaked three hours early via Twitter. Apparently not even the royals can control the internet.

Or Snooki’s mouth for that matter.

After seeing the beautiful family portraits, one with just Kate, William, and George, and another with the family plus dogs Tilly and Lupo, Snooki decided to gush over them on her Celebuzz blog:

“Congrats to Will and Kate on their beautiful baby boy George! He totally looks like his daddy here, and I can already tell he’s going to be the cutest royal baby ever!!! And can I just say how fricken AMAZING Kate looks?! Like why is she perfect?! She just gave birth and she looks like she’s ready to walk the runway.

“She is my inspiration for my next pregnancy! So obsessed with this family and cannot wait to hear more about them! We all know they will be amazing parents to their precious nugget! I’m just waiting to hear the dirty poop and pee stories!!! Kisses to you guys, and Kate….you’re a MILF.”

Umm, what?!

Leave it to Snooki to go over the top with her compliments.

A simple, “and Kate…you look gorgeous” or “…stunning”, or “…SEXY” even would have done.

But no. MILF just had to be her word of choice.

Gotta give the girl some props for managing to be relevant in the revealing of these portraits, though.

 

The Royal Baby Might Become a TV Star

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Prince George Alexander Louis was born a mere 18 days ago, and he has already been offered a role in a British soap opera.

What a lucky baby boy.

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John Whiston, the creative director of the show Coronation Street, told The Daily Star that he wanted the royal baby to join the cast, Prince William and Kate included.

“It would be fantastic to get Kate [Middleton], [Prince] William and George there with a pair of tiny baby scissors,” he said.

Georgie just recently got his birth certificate for crying out loud! He hasn’t even been christened yet and they’re already trying to cast him in a television show?

Madness!

Coronation Street is the longest running British soap opera, so I can see how it would be an honor for the cast to work alongside the royal family.

If the family decides to take the role, they will not be the first Duke and Dutchess to appear on the show. The Duke of Bedford, John Ian Robert Russell appeared in Episode 1288 (21st May 1973) and Episode 1289 (23rd May 1973).

So is a television role in the cards for little Prince George?

North West, be jealous.

Katy Perry ‘Prism’ Truck, “Roar” Single Art, and Teaser

Katy Kats! It’s time for The Third Coming!

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At the end of July, Katy Perry announced the release of her third studio album Prism.

Up until its release on October 22, 2013, the golden Prism truck will be touring the United States.

If you find the truck she might retweet you!

I cannot wait until it gets to New York!

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This week, Katy Perry released the single art for her single “Roar” and two teasers titled “Burning Baby Blue” and “The Third Coming.”

“Roar” will be released on August 12th, and UK fans can already pre-order the track here.

The teasers speak for themselves. Katy Perry’s symbolic rendition of her separation from the old sound fails to disappoint with the burning of her signature blue wig and a funeral service.

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“Roar’ Single Art

I just love how she chuckles when the camera focuses on her during the funeral in “The Third Coming.”

So mark your calendars, Katy Kats! She’s coming!

August 12th: “Roar”

October 22nd: Prism

And don’t forget to tweet your photos of the golden Prism, coming to a city near you!

Kelly Clarkson’s Jane Austen Gold Ring Fiasco

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UK Culture, Communications and Creative Industries Minister Ed Vaizey and Kelly Clarkson

Once upon a time, Kelly Clarkson bought British writer Jane Austen’s gold ring at a Sotheby’s auction.

For over £150,000 ($228,000 USD).

That’s a large amount of British pounds there!

However, the odds don’t seem to be in Kelly Clarkson’s favor with this ring.

The UK’s Culture, Communications and Creative Industries Minister Ed Vaizey placed a ban on the ring, preventing her from taking it out of the country.

Image: Jane Austen's ring, on auction at Sotheby's

Jane Austen’s ring

According to DailyMail, “the ring is one of only three surviving pieces of jewellery known to have belonged to the Pride and Prejudice author, having been given to her sister Cassandra and then passed down through the family before it was sold.”

Vaizey is hoping that a Brit will buy the ring so that the late author’s jewel stays in the UK.

“Jane Austen’s modest lifestyle and her early death mean that objects associated with her of any kind are extremely rare, so I hope that a UK buyer comes forward so this simple but elegant ring can be saved for the nation,” he said.

The ban expires on September 30th. If proof emerges of “a serious intention to raise funds” to match the price of the ring, the export license can be extended until December 30th.

So will that ring be leaving the UK before 2013 is over? Or will Kelly Clarkson have to leave the jewel in its native land?

If the Brits manage to keep the ring, at least Kelly still has that first edition copy of Austen’s novel “Persuasion” she also bought in the Sotheby’s sale.

Remember Kelly, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!”

Nigella Lawson Choked by Husband at Restaurant in London

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While dining at a restaurant called Scott’s in Mayfair, Central London, celeb chef Nigella Lawson was choked by her multimillionaire husband Charles Saatchi.

Reports state that Saatchi reached his hand over the table and grabbed Lawson’s throat. A British newspaper got photos of the incident.

The people dining around them were frightened by the sight. One person said, “It was utterly shocking to watch. I have no doubt she was scared. It was horrific, ­really. She was very tearful and was ­constantly dabbing her eyes. Nigella was very, very upset. She had a real look of fear on her face. No man should do that to a woman. She raised her voice and got angry but at the same time was trying to calm him down, almost like you would try to calm down a child. The kiss was a strange thing. He was being ­intimidating, ­threatening. And yet she kissed him. She ­appeared to be a woman who loves him but was clearly unable to stop him being abusive, ­frightening and ­disrespectful to her.”

A waitress stated that Lawson looked “distraught and in tears.”

Interestingly, this incident occurred at the tables outside the restaurant—the ones on the sidewalk—and no one intervened.

Come on people! Jeez!

Nigella Lawson has not pressed charges.

The two have been married since 2003. I wonder what has been going on between them to cause such violent public acts.

This morning, British politician Nick Griffin joked about the incident on Twitter, writing, “If I had the opportunity to squeeze Nigella Lawson, her throat wouldn’t be my first choice.”

This is not something to joke about, Griffin.

Other celebs on Twitter responded to Griffin’s comment.

DJ LL Cool P tweeted, “how is “nick griffin” legal? how is that something that exists?”

Louise Lainton wrote, “Jesus Christ, I frigging hate sharing an island with people like Nick Griffin.”

Derek Knight said, “Nick Griffin reminds me of a 5 year old desperately saying the most offensive thing he can think of in the hope someone will pay attention.”

Munieb Raban also tweeted, “Well done Nick Griffin, reassuring the masses once again what an absolute moron you are.”

Moron indeed.

Charles Saatchi claims that, “About a week ago, [he and his wife] were sitting outside a restaurant having an intense debate about the children, and [he] held Nigella’s neck repeatedly while attempting to emphasize [his] point.

“There was no grip, it was a playful tiff. The pictures are horrific but give a far more drastic and violent impression of what took place. Nigella’s tears were because [they] both hate arguing, not because she had been hurt.

“[They] had made up by the time [they] were home. The paparazzi were congregated outside [their] house after the story broke yesterday morning, so [he] told Nigella to take the kids off till the dust settled.”

I don’t know how much truth lies in Saatchi’s claims, but the fact that he put his hands on his wife like that is unacceptable. If he could do something like that in public, who knows what he would do, or has done, behind closed doors!

If he needs anger management, he should get some. Soon. I don’t want to hear that he was trying to “emphasize” a point to his children and end up choking them to death instead.

Marina and the Diamonds Lonely Hearts Club Tour NYC

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Last night I went with my best friend to see Marina and the Diamonds’ last stop on the Lonely Hearts Club tour.

It was fantastic!

The concert was held at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, NYC. The doors didn’t open until 6pm, but by 5pm the line had already stretched halfway along 5th Ave.

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Almost every girl I saw had Marina’s signature heart painted on their cheek. I even saw a few guys with it as well!

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At around 7:30pm, Charli XCX opened the show. Charli XCX (born Charlotte Aitchison) is a 20 year old indie electro synth pop artist from Hertfordshire, England. Some of you may recognize her name from the Icona Pop song she’s featured on, “I Love It,” which was the opening theme song for Snookie & JWoww. Her album True Romance was released in April 2013.

 

She sang “I Love It” along with “Stay Away”, “Nuclear Seasons”, and a few others.

I’m not really a fan of Charli XCX, so I really wasn’t expecting to enjoy her performance that much. If you ever decide to go see her in concert, prepare yourself for a lot of hair flipping and hip twirling. That’s pretty much all she’ll do on stage. Her voice didn’t really carry well in the park, so at times it sounded like she was mumbling. I love her British accent though!

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After Charli XCX left the stage, the crew began setting up for Marina. I got really excited when they brought out a male mannequin wearing a light blue suit. I kept telling my friend how anxious I was to find out what Marina was going to do with that mannequin!

Marina came out around 8:30pm, the lights on the stage flashing wildly as the electro pop beat began to pick up. She strolled onto the stage wearing a pink dress and a white wedding veil. In her hand she held a bouquet of flowers.

She grabbed the microphone and began to sing “Homewrecker.”

Quite the entrance I’d say.

I’m assuming the mannequin was her “groom” as she spun him around on stage as she sang.

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I absolutely loved it when she would stop to talk to the audience. After “Homewrecker” she told us about her beauty queen fetish. “Loser that I am,” she said, “I’ve made a sash or two.” She then walks over to the clothing rack on stage and puts on a hot pink sash. “This one says ‘Miss Shellfish Beach’.”

Priceless.

She got really emotional about the fact that the Lonely Hearts Club was coming to an end.

After singing one of my favorites, “Power and Control”, she said, “You know the tour is over because my top is breaking.”

While she went to change, the crowd began shouting “TAKE IT OFF! TAKE IT OFF!”

No, guys. This is a PG-13 concert. Not NC-17.

She actually started to cry before sitting down at the piano to sing “Teen Idle.”

She’s really going to miss this tour.

Oddly, as if on cue, as she sang “Feeling super, super, super, suicidal” from “Teen Idle”, the ambulance showed up.

I hope it wasn’t anything serious.

Marina ended the concert with “How to Be a Heartbreaker,” and she brought her mannequin back onto the stage once again, this time in a speedo.

Marina’s opera-like voice came through very well. Coupled with her amazing band, there was never a dull moment with Marina Diamandis.

She also did a great job of owning the personality of Electra Heart, her alter ego.

Since this was the last stop on the Lonely Hearts Club tour, she pretty much gave away all of her stage props, including the bouquet, the veil, and the giant teddy bear.

I’m sure the lucky fan that managed to catch that teddy bear received some dirty looks.

Oh well.

Marina, you Greek-Welsh beauty queen, you can come back to NYC anytime!

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Taylor Swift Look-a-like Gets Beaten Up

For what reason you may ask?

Well, if you must know, for the simple coincidence of looking like country-pop star Taylor Swift.

Yeah.

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From buzzfeed.com

18 year old Xenna Kristian, a student at Walford and North Shropshire College in England, has it all: the blonde locks, the bangs, the blue eyes and the innocent face.

So, since she realized how much she resembled Ms. Swift, she acted on it. Xenna became a professional impersonator after hearing from so many people that she looked like the singer.

I don’t see anything wrong with that. To be honest, if I looked like a famous person I’d totally do the same.

In fact, she looked so much like Taylor Swift that after Swift broke up with Harry Styles she says, “young girls [would shout] at me, ‘Leave Harry alone.’”

Wow.

Unfortunately, there are many Taylor Swift haters out there, so what did one of her colleagues decide to do?

Break her jaw. Because, that’s what you do when someone resembles a person you hate right?

“All of a sudden she came from behind me and grabbed me by the hair, pulled me backwards off my chair and onto the floor and started kicking me in the face,” said Kristian, recalling her attack. “I tried to get up but she just kept kicking me,” she said.

Authorities at school could do nothing about it, since they aren’t allowed to touch students during physical fights.

Watch her and her mom talk about the incident in the video.

I’m appalled.

There’s too much violence and hatred in this world.

Just because you don’t like a person, it doesn’t mean you should become violent towards them.

In my head, the way it works, is, if you don’t like someone, you try your best to avoid them.

That would mean you steer clear of them in the halls if its someone at school, and if its a celebrity you don’t listen to their music on YouTube and leave mean comments.

Because all you’re doing is making them more famous.

Like Xenna. Now she’s all over the internet because of this one stupid girl who decided it was okay to kick her face in.

As Justin Bieber, another hated celebrity, said in an interview with Teen Vogue, “Every time a hater visits my YouTube page I get, like, four cents. So I tell the haters to keep hating, keep commenting, because I’m making money.”

So you’re really not harming anyone you little internet hater trolls. You’re just making them richer.

Haters gonna hate.

I hope Xenna recovers soon, and is not discouraged from doing what she’s doing.

Because I’m sure the haters love her.

Read the in depth article at ibtimes.com.

Prince William and Kate’s Second Anniversary

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I remember Will and Kate’s wedding on April 29, 2011 at Westminister Abbey. I was a first year student at Bard Early College Queens at the time. I woke up at 6am to watch a portion of the wedding on ABC 7, then took a shower and watched some more as I ate my breakfast.

It was 7:25am—five minutes after I was supposed to have left for school.

But they hadn’t kissed yet.

So, naturally, I wanted to skip school. But my mother wasn’t having it.

I proceeded to grab my school bag and rush through the door. Then I realized I had forgotten my keys.

I ran back to get them, ran across the street and then remembered I left my retainer.

That was a pretty hectic spring morning for me.

Nonetheless, I made it to school on time. With 15 minutes to spare!

When I got home I saw pictures of the kiss, so it was all good.

Prince William and Kate celebrated their wedding anniversary on April 26th with a private dinner in London.

How cute!

The six months pregnant Kate Middleton will be ready to blossom in no time!

I cannot wait to see their lovely offspring this summer!

These two are my model couple. Even though my dad thinks it’s stupid, I have a photo of them on my dresser drawer, along with LIGHTS (Valerie Poxleitner), Demi Lovato, and a my best friend at graduation.

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I love them as a couple, and I hope one day I can share a romance like their’s with the one that I love.

Take a trip down memory lane with a few highlights from the royal wedding: http://eonli.ne/187uUdN

Happy Anniversary Will and Kate!