Friday, January 27, 2012

Justin Bieber Is Now a Brunette

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Justin Bieber (FameFlynet) Recently, pictures of Justin Bieber surfaced that had us scratching our heads. His crowning glory, while still shaggy, was distinctly darker. The dark blonde locks we've come to know and love were no longer.

According the The Justin Bieber Shrine, fans are surmising that Justin's newly-dyed 'do "is for the filming of the new basketball drama movie with Mark Walhberg." Wahlberg revealed in a recent interview, "Yeah, Justin Bieber and I are going to do a movie together...They [Paramount] may announce it fairly soon." Wahlberg was purposefully vague about the plot, but mentioned it would be "kind of like a reluctant mentor in an inner-city environment."

Whatever the reason for Justin's tinted tresses, we're curious how his fans will react. When he cut off some serious length back in February 2011, he reportedly lost 80,000 Twitter followers. We're hoping the legions of Beliebers will give the new look a chance and ultimately embrace Justin's experimentation.

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 Singer Justin Bieber and girlfriend Selena Gomez seen leaving a friends house after watching the Green Bay Packers NFL game in Sherman Oaks, CA on January 15, 2012. Selena was sporting some blue hair extensions
 Singer Justin Bieber and girlfriend Selena Gomez seen leaving a friends house after watching the Green Bay Packers NFL game in Sherman Oaks, CA on January 15, 2012. Selena was sporting some blue hair extensions Singer Justin Bieber and girlfriend Selena Gomez seen leaving a friends house after watching the Green Bay Packers NFL game in Sherman Oaks, CA on January 15, 2012. Selena was sporting some blue hair extensions

Week in Celebrity Madness: Rihanna Gets a 'Thug Life' Tattoo

Rihanna struts her stuff in a colorful bikini and bright heels as she performs at the Palacio de los Deportes Stadium in Madrid. (Pacific Coast News)Did Rihanna actually tattoo the words "Thug Life" onto her fists? The slimmest majority of you remain convinced the singer wouldn't have the gall to actually go through with the ink job. And yet, her tweets, and that one picture circulating the Internet, tell a different story.

RiRi living the fitness-oriented "Thug Life" while on vacation in Hawaii. (Photo posted to Rihanna's Lockerz account, via Twitter) And while some fans will surely embrace her new tat, others will undoubtedly wind up scratching their heads in bemusement. Because here's the thing: Thugs aren't usually millionaires who ride elliptical machines in skimpy bikinis. Nor are they typically chart-topping pop stars who have been named the Sexiest Woman Alive.

The phrase "Thug Life" has long been associated with Tupac, the late rap legend who performed Shakespeare in his youth, and later lived in Marin County, one of the most affluent locales in the nation. But facts can be deceiving. Yes, he grew up in Manhattan, but his family lived in East Harlem, not the Upper West Side. And as for his life in Marin? Well, 'Pac moved to Marin City, a place known for its crime, poverty, and drug abuse.

For her part, RiRi grew up in a bungalow, helping her crack-addict father peddle shirts on the street. So her life hasn't always been so rosy. And it's not like she tattooed Drake's name onto her forehead. So maybe we have no right to judge.

Miley digs in to her cake without hesitation. (via TMZ) Or maybe we should turn our attention to another pop singer -- one who enjoys posing provocatively in front of drying machines, hates her own music, and loves penis cake. Yes, penis cake.

Our in-house dessert guru tells us the correct terminology is "erotic cake," but judging from the (uncensored) picture TMZ posted, we're content with our original word choice. As the story goes, she bought the X-rated treat for boyfriend Liam Hemsworth's birthday earlier this month, hence the words "Happy Birthday Liam" seen written in red icing.

Naturally, her reps refused to comment. But we expect it's only a matter of time before they release a statement chronicling Cyrus' underlying love of edible genitalia. Either that, or she'll have to call up Patrick Stewart and create some SNL magic.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

2011 VMA First Look: Britney Spears Throws A Dance Party In Her VMA Tribute Video

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Last week, we saw Lil Wayne tear sh-- up at the party in his 2011 MTV VMA First Look promo. Today, we get some more insight into the party and ZOMGGGG, Britney Spears is there, too! Not only is she there, she's running it.
Decked out in ALL SPIKES EVERYTHING, the "I Wanna Go" singer busts through the doors to find herself in the middle of a dance party. At first glance, we see a Michael Jackson reference (the Off The Wall album cover), a Janet Jackson reference (her famed barely there Rolling Stone cover), and a few different Britney reference ("I'm A Slave 4 U" bra, "Baby One More Time" school girl outfit). Then we see Britney on the ones and twos playing DJ. If that's not enough to confuse you, at the end of the clip Britney poses in front of a neon sign that reads the words: "A TRIBUTE TO BRITNEY SPEARS."
WHAAAAT. Even though we are the ones organizing the VMAs and everything, WHAT DOES THIS MEEEEAN? Guess we'll have to tune in to see.
Watch Britney Spears in her 2011 MTV VMA First Look video promo below, and check out some behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot!
Watch the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards live from Nokia Theatre L.A. in Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV and Vote for your favorite VMA nominees before voting closes on Aug. 16. Cast your votes for Best New Artist up until the show airs on Aug. 28!
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Ricky Martin On Life Before Coming Out: “It Was Very Confusing”


Ricky Martin is back for a second Behind the Music, but unlike the first one he did for VH1, the Latin pop star is talking about his life as a closeted gay man. Ricky, most famous in the U.S....

Jenna Spots Matty Getting Cozy With Her Look-Alike! [Sneak Peek]

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After Matty dropped the I-don't-want-a-relationship bomb on Jenna during last week's episode of "Awkward," she decided to keep her head up and just pretend like she was cool with his blasé mutterings. After all, he still liked her; he just wasn't ready to take on the responsibility of being in a real relationship...But, that may not have been the truth.
In this sneak peek of Tuesday's all-new episode, Jenna spots Matty walking to school with his arm dangling over some other chick's shoulder. And she could be Jenna's doppelg?nger--double ouch! Maybe the mysterious brunette is just his out-of-town cousin and they are, er, a really affectionate family?
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Mary Murphy dishes on SYTYCD’s finale!

TVBytes NineDaves Mary Murphy dishes on SYTYCD’s finale!
As any So You Think You Can Dance fan’ll tell ya, there’s only one judge who can tell you exactly how she felt about a performance in a single scream. We’re talking about Mary Murphy – the queen of the high pitched holla. Ever since its first season, we’ve had a thing for Murphy. Before tonight’s two-hour finale (8pm EST on FOX), we sat down with Mary Murphy, and a slew of other bloggers, to discuss tonight’s finale, the finale four, why the win’s not necessarily a lock for Melanie, and of course, the Hot Tamale Train. (Also don’t forget to check out our handy SYTYCD cheat sheet!)
On Melanie …
“The very first second that we saw her in the audition, she just took our breath away. It was a visceral and cellular experience. Every week she brought it. She’s so fascinating to watch. She has such tremendous power and she has amazing technique so that she can make things look effortless and just seamless. She can also take on the characters as well. Usually we find technicians and they can’t do the other or they’re a great actor and they don’t have the danceability or the technique to fulfill what the choreographers want to do. I don’t see anything wrong with her. I adore her.”
On why Melanie isn’t a sure thing for the win tonight …
“She is somebody that’s had it all and was probably a front runner from the beginning, but we had other front runners before that we were shocked at the end did not take it because there is not this level of growth over the show. Sometimes when that happens it really pulls on America’s heartstrings to go that route.”
On Sasha …
“Sasha is definitely that fighter. She is the underdog in the show. I can honestly say when we put her into the top 20 through Las Vegas she got our attention. Did we think that she’d possibly go this far?  I’m not so sure. What we did start to see emerge was this magnificent dancer and her growth during the season, like you said, was so tremendous. Her stage presence, the fearlessness that she had, even though she doesn’t have the technique that Melanie has, she overcame that on the journey. Her technique did improve tremendously and she has memorable pieces. You can’t underestimate her.”
On Tadd …
“Tadd came out of the gate and shocked us the first week with an American jazz. When you get a b-boy that can transform that quickly, it gets our attention. We all sat up and our chairs and went, ‘Whoa.’ Then week after week surprise after surprise, I finally said, ‘I’m not surprised anymore because you keep bringing it and you keep giving fantastic performances and your technique is getting better and your toes are pointed,’ and we’re just like, ‘This is unbelievable.’
Tadd’s had the bigger road, of course, every single week. That kid is outside his style. He never gets to be inside his style. Could you imagine the other contestants if they ever pulled it out of the hat that they had to be doing b-boy tricks?  I mean they’d all have a heart attack. That’s what Tadd has to deal with every single week. He is always outside his style. But when you consider what Tadd has had to do out of all the contestants, actually, he’s been tremendous, but he’s been down in that bottom several times. I never really did understand it, but he’s a fighter. He kept on coming. He kept on coming at us.
On Marko …
There is this spiritual quality that just kind of radiates from him, this love of dance. I mean you feel it. When you’re sitting their live in the studio audience, you feel that and it’s very special because you don’t always get that. Tadd and Marko definitely possess that. I think they’re both very genuine and sincere young men and just love so much what they’re doing and love this show. You have realize being on 8 seasons that they’ve been working toward this for 8 years from the time they were 10 years old to be here, so they’re very grateful, very humble, which makes them adorable.
On the celebrity judges …
It was so surreal to me to be sitting next to people that you so admire, icons, and even with Debbie Reynolds, it was so surreal. I’ve seen so many of her movies as a kid and everything like that and all of a sudden I’m sitting next to her. I’m like what in the world is happening here? People like Jesse and Kristin Chenoweth who are just so genuinely funny, it just kind of lifts the spirits. It’s great, too, that I felt that every single guest this time were such huge fans of the show, would sit in between the commercial breaks and chat with me about their favorites over the eight seasons, never missed a show. You know, it’s so endearing to me. I loved it and I hope we keep that up, and I think the kids really loved it too.
The one I definitely had the most fun with, I must say, was Jesse. He was cracking me up. I couldn’t wait to hear what he said.  As far as the absolute most dear person was Rob Marshall. Oh, my gosh, I had such huge respect for him and the fact that he was sitting there and also talking about contestants. He is the most supportive guy, and he was just a tremendous guest judge. Yes, I hope we have him back again because the kids really respected him and I just can’t say enough about that guy. He was just great and so supportive of the dancers and so caring.”
On the Hot Tamale Train …
“I have used it this season for sure, but I don’t want to overuse it.  I want to keep it really super special.  I will tell you probably one of the things I will regret when I look back over the years of So You Think You Can Dance, and I’ve told her this, is that when Sasha and tWitch did their table number, that number was so hot I think she deserved to be on the hot tamale train. I’m so sorry. I said, ‘You absolutely deserve to be on it,’ and I said, ‘I absolutely regret that.’
Sometimes I get carried away and I go down another track and I even had that in my notes that I was going to put her on the hot tamale train, but I felt at that time I just wanted her to know so badly that I felt that she was just as good as our All Star, which is amazing, because I think tWitch is one of most all-time All Stars, one of my favorite dancers over all seasons. She was just as good as him or better in that number.”
On why there’s not many Ballroom dancers on SYTYCD
“I must say, I thought that we were tough on [ballroom dancers]… Sometimes we don’t give them the pass where we push along, so to speak, maybe a breaker boy because they haven’t really danced. I’ll certainly be pushing harder next year when we see some really amazing ballroom dancers. I feel like we need more on the show for sure.
A lot of ballroom dancers out there are so into their competitive world and working toward being U.S. champion and world champion they will not take a beat off of their tour or their goal to do this show.  I try to convince people all the time, but it’s certainly not too hard for the ballroom dancers for sure. I know I wouldn’t come off.  Probably at their age and I was wanting to be the United States champion more than anything, I wouldn’t come out of my position and risk a year or it may cause me a year or two setback in my goal.”
On Waacking …
“A good part of the show is taking people outside of their comfort zone because we know that the entire top 20 are extraordinary at what they do. Waacking isn’t a mainstream type of dance or major dance style. It’s very miniscule. I hate to say it, but it is. To me, I just didn’t think it was the right time to introduce something when you have other people over here doing maybe quadruple pirouettes and all this really seriously strong dancing and you introduce Waacking. I didn’t feel like it was strong enough.
That has happened before on the show. We’ve ended up with really unbelievably strong numbers in the finale and then they’ll be a number that was more cotton candy. It’s not the time for cotton candy. This is the time to show somebody at their strength. Ricky, I didn’t feel like he was even used enough in that, as well. He could have been doing triple pirouettes in the Waacking, as well, and Waacked at the same time. I just didn’t think the piece was strong.”
On the impact of So You Think You Can Dance …
“It’s just so much fun to live in a time where dance is being celebrated because eight short seasons ago I can honestly say that this wasn’t the case. And the fact that people know the names of the different dances now all over the world and can pick out their favorite.  ‘Oh, I love the Paso Doble.’  It’s just exciting times for a dancer, I must say.”
On the difference between choreographing for stage vs. TV …
“As you can see, the ones that have been on the show from the beginning absolutely get it now. We have blocking days. A lot of new choreographers never dealt with television. They don’t normally even say anything to the director. When I was choreographing, I would sit with that director and I would want every single second picked out of how I wanted it to be seen, and that’s great that you get directors.
The director this year on the show is also very willing to do what the choreographers want because it is their piece. They need to have it seen like they see it, to bring it to life because, like you said, it isn’t just one big open stage. You have at least seven cameras that are floating around and working that is also like working another perfect choreography. The lighting can mean everything. The music can mean everything. We know that we have asked 20 really fantastic dancers to join this show. There are other things that play into the whole effect of it.”
On judging the rehearsals …
“I definitely try to view [the performances] as a first time because, honestly, we don’t get to see all of the rehearsals. We just see one dress rehearsal about an hour before they get ready to go on stage, so we don’t get to spend a lot of time really studying the piece. Almost every single time from the time I’ve been doing this for eight seasons none of the dancers dance like they do in the dress rehearsal as they do on the live show. I could make notes, but the notes all go out the window for the most part because usually I’m getting ready to clobber somebody for this and that and the other.
I think this year we just had to bring it up because Marko and Melanie did a tango that was so bad, probably the worst I’ve seen in eight seasons, during dress rehearsal and I don’t know what the choreographer did with them between dress rehearsal in that one hour before they came back out, but I can honestly tell you it was like night and day.  We normally don’t mention the rehearsal, but there have been a few things this year that we were just like, all of us, that was like the worst dancing we’ve ever seen and then all of a sudden they seem to be able pull it out for the live show.  It’s nice to refresh yourself with the dress rehearsal, but the fact is that they all bring it to some place that we haven’t seen it for sure.”
On advice for dancers auditioning for next season …
“I think for sure they have to develop one style.  If they’re going to come and try out for the show, really make sure that they are working on their one style and being extraordinary in that.  But if they can get a variety of different dances, especially the major ones that we use on the show, which are contemporary and ballroom and hip hop, if they can go down those three roads, it will help them get through Las Vegas Week.  But if you don’t work on one style and become extraordinary in it, it’s not going to help you because we’re not going to notice you to put you into Las Vegas Week, and that’s where you’ve got to get to.”
mary murphy Mary Murphy dishes on SYTYCD’s finale!
 Mary Murphy dishes on SYTYCD’s finale!