Move over Sophia Grace, Ellen Degeneres has a new adorable young act and his name is Kai. When Kai visited Ellen for the second time he managed to acheive a lot between his visits: he met Bruno Mars on a plane, got Ellen to agree to be his girlfriend, and belted out a tune. You will not be able to handle all this cuteness. He serenades Ellen with “When I Was Your Man,” and got her a bracelet. Who can say no to that? The best part is when Ellen says “Well this is going to make news,” when he asks her to go steady. Poor Kai didn’t get the memo.
When it comes to making a grand entrance, no one does it like Steve Martin. During his visit to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the legendary comedian went all out.
In this hilarious video we see Steve making his way from his dressing room, down the halls, walking the streets of New York only to end up at The Ed Sullivan Theatre as David Letterman sits at his desk confused as he asks Jimmy how “his little skit is going?” Anyway, a whole 3 minutes later, Steve finally ends up at the Studio 6B, sits down and… the show immediately has to take a commercial break.
The skit is genius and something about these three funny men together in one skit just makes me so happy.
With the new wave of pop boy bands taking over the airwaves, Mindless Behavior are bringing back R&B boyband and in a big way. Since releasing their first album Number 1 Girl in 2011, the guys have grown up in the past 2 years and it shows in their latest effort. On their sophomore album All Around the World, the guys bring their usual R&B sound while sharing a more personal side.
ANDPOP caught up with Mindless Behavior’s Ray Ray for a quick chat and talked collaborations, their upcoming summer tour, opening for The Backstreet Boys and getting pranked by Justin Beiber.
Was there anyone you grew up listening to who’s sound played as inspiration when recording the album?
Growing up, I was inspired by a lot of people, but this album was a little bit different from the first album because it was inspired by our own experiences. From touring, we matured and experienced a lot so we wanted to share that with the fans. It was more about real life concepts.
So the writing for this album is a lot more personal in comparison to the first?
Yeah, that’s why a lot of people believe our music has matured [which is] absolutely true because a lot of the things we talk about actually really happened in the past couple of years.
And one of the things that’s happened was opening for The Backstreet Boys on their This is Us tour. How was it working with them?
That was amazing, that was our first real big tour. They’re really humble guys.
Was there anything you picked up and learned from watching their performances to bring to your own performances?
Yeah, absolutely. Their traditions were pretty cool. When we first started out as a group, a lot was choreographed, [but we learned] it’s not all about the choreography and acting a certain way—it’s all about having fun and watching [the Backstreet Boys] really helped me a lot. Like if I miss a step, you can tell I messed up but after watching them, they play it off or go into a whole different thing. So they really helped us a lot with our show and I really appreciate it.
They also started out as a group at pretty young ages, so did they offer any advice on handling everything that comes with the business?
They told us overall as a group to remain humble and remember that you’re never bigger than the person to your right (the person that’s in the group with you). You’re one group, you’re one unit and you can’t break that.
The Backstreet Boys aren’t the only big name you opened for, you also opened for Justin Bieber. He’s known to be a pretty big prankster on tour. So did he manage to pull any on you guys?
Yeah, I forgot what city we were in but he came in riding on a segway in our room with these glasses that had eyes popping out and a loud blow horn and when you push the button it doesn’t pop back up so it keeps going… But overall Bieber’s a great guy, he’s a real good friend.
You’re going to have to get him back for that one, eh?
Oh yeah, I’m absolutely going to get back at him.
You guys have a few collaborations on a couple of songs on “All Around the World” with Soulja Boy, Lil’ Twist and Jacob Latimore. How did those come about? Read more…
MTV’s 1 Girl 5 Gays has a new face this year and it’s none other than Degrassi alum, Lauren Collins.
ANDPOP’s Simon Mohos gets a little risqué with Lauren as they play 1 Girl, 1 Boy, 1 Cup. Don’t close the window just yet! It’s not that kind of video.
We thought Simon could help Lauren prepare for her new show by picking some rather cheeky questions from her first episode. As luck would have it, we get her to spill on her best flirting advice (“Don’t creepy smile and stare at someone. That’s weird!”), what boy band she thinks Simon would be best suited for (she’s a fan of them, too!) and if her parents would watch the show (yeah, that could be awkward).
The cup also provided another doozy of a question: Do you have anal sex with a one night stand?
Well, do you? You better watch to find out!
1 Girl 5 Gays airs Friday at 11e/8p on MTV
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Jonathan Keltz gets to do what a lot of his don’t get to: get paid to party. As an actor in the new movie 21 And Over, our host Simon Mohos just had to challenge Jonathan to a game of good ol’ beer pong.
The stakes have never been hinger as Simon got the star to spill some secrets from the set with every ball he or Jonathan sunk during the game (hey, we never said it was going to be a fair fight). Just like the bad beer we brought into the office, we got Jonathan to pour his soul out (not really).
He made us feel like we were on set with his stories of playing beer pong, shooting pool and awkwardly dancing without music. Although we did get some juicy tidbits such as his most embarrassing drunk moment. Trust us, it’s pretty bad.
Ryan Gosling may be known as the unofficial “Sexiest Man Alive” but he sure is embarrassed by all the unique accolades he gets. From his infamous Hey Girl memes to his Tim Horton’s mug, Gosling was further embarrassed when he was presented with a homemade dish towel with his face on it.
Helmed by a woman in New Zealand, Gosling was in fits of laughter while the interviewer kept pushing the joke of the towel further by making him look at it.
That being said, is it sad that I had to pause this video at least five times while watching? I just really could not handle Ryan’s cuteness here.
While seeing the towel may be like “looking at the sun”, I think someone needs to be get a hold of one of these for me ASAP.
When a lot of people see Zach Galifianakis’ show Between Two Ferns for the first time, they’re not sure if he’s legit being rude to the celebs or if the whole thing is a farce. Sadly, it’s a parody but a wicked one at that. The show was on hiatus for a while but it’s finally back with an Oscar edition, loaded with the most well-respected nominees. On the list: Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway and Naomi Watts to name a few. Let the awkwardness begin.
Despite being in one the most popular franchises of our generation, Daniel Radcliffe has continuously proved to us that he can stay relevant. From starring on Broadway to completely transforming into Allen Ginsberg to critical acclaim in Kill Your Darlings, the most important thing that makes DRad awesome and amazing is that he’s remained very true to himself.
In fact, he’s so grounded, that he’s even made a video for fans to show them how they can be JUST LIKE HIM.
But while he’s appreciative of his fans, it turns out that it takes a bit of effort to not let the fame get to his head. Hiring a man named Jake to keep him grounded, what ensues turns out to be a lot of jealousy on Dan’s part…
But to be fair, Dan HAS worked with greats such as Maggie Smith and Gary Oldman. I think he can show off just a little bit…
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Poor Matt Damon is always the butt of the joke when it comes to Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show. Constantly featured in Jimmy’s catchphrase: “Apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time!”, Damon FINALLY got his revenge on the talk show host by kidnapping him, taking over the show and inviting a string of A-list celebrities along for the hilarious ride.
You better sit back and prepare yourself to watch a play-by-play of what took place that fateful night. If you missed the show that aired this past Thursday, I can promise that the set of videos that are about to come will cause an emotional whirlwind.
Here’s what went down:
1) Matt Damon kidnapped Jimmy and held him hostage:
Yikes!! Matt Damon is pretty scary when he’s angry. So much so, that it’s kind of borderline psychopathic like The Joker from the Batman series. This is what Jimmy gets for neglecting Matt all these years and calling him “overrated.” Because let’s get real here. It’s F*CKIN MATT DAMON we’re talkin’ about!
It’s been quite a journey for actress Jodi Balfour. Since moving to Canada to perform on shows such as Sanctuary and Supernatural, the South African landed a role in the popular Canadian drama series Bomb Girls. Taking on the part of Gladys Witham, Balfour plays the only daughter of a wealthy family who chooses to defy convention to work in a munitions factory building bombs during World War II. Chatting over the phone with Samantha Lui, the actress revealed what it’s like to play a headstrong 1940’s woman and how she feels empowered in her own life.
Here are five things about Jodi Balfour that make her AWESOME!
She met a real Bomb Girl and listened to her experiences: To prepare for her role as a munitions factory worker, Balfour met up with a family friend’s mother who used to build bombs in England before settling in Canada after the war. Having read that working in the 1940s gave women a feeling of liberation, a sense of purpose and camaraderie among one another, Balfour says she was interested to hear firsthand about the unglamorous and difficult aspects of being a Bomb Girl. “For her, it was kind of arduous and quite challenging for her body and her mind. She doesn’t necessarily look back on the time as her glory years by any stretch,” Balfour says. “She said when (the war) was over, she was quite happy to have a rest because it was quite taxing and grueling physical work!”
She relates a lot to her character, Gladys Witham: Balfour was drawn to Gladys for her sense of strength and her forward-thinking attitude. “I wouldn’t say that I’m nearly as brave or daring as Gladys is in my life but she definitely lives up the dream version of something we’d all like to have the guts to do. In that respect, I think I’m pretty stubborn and strong-willed. I like to get my own way and that’s definitely something I share with the character.” Read more…
Charlie Tahan may only just be 15-years-old. But having worked with stars like Will Smith in I Am Legend and Natalie Portman in The Other Woman, the teen already boasts a very impressive résumé.
Most known as Zac Efron’s little brother in Charlie St. Cloud, Tahan now enters into his first voice role starring in Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie.
Chatting with andPOP, Tahan shared some of his experiences on set and talked more about his character, Victor Frankenstein.
Tim Burton is known to make some dark films. What makes Frankenweenie appealing to everyone?
Yeah, he makes some dark films but there is always more to his movies. Some people might think at first that Frankenweenie would be really dark too because it is sort of has themes about death, and monsters and stuff. But what it is really about… it is mostly a story about a boy and his dog, and how much they love each other. And that is appealing to almost everyone, kids and adults.
Just like Jennifer Lawrence, I have a gender confused cat. My roommates and I originally thought our cat was a boy so we named
him her Earl… then a couple weeks later she had a new boyfriend named Noodle. Similarly, Jennifer Lawrence had a supposedly male cat named Oliver. Upon learning Oliver was actually a girl, Lawrence renamed the cat Chaz Bono because of course.
Lawrence went on Ellen to promote Silver Linings Playbook and described her cat’s “masculine energy.” Funnily enough, she says her cat pees on her down bed cover because she hates her, which kind of reminds me of the love/hate relationship Katniss has with Prim’s cat in The Hunger Games.
Lawrence also talked about her adventure swimming with sharks and how her mom hijacked her Oscar ballot.
Watch it here
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Last year, Rihanna graced the Ellen DeGeneres Show with her presence to talk about boys and her um… “her.” In the hilarious interview, Rihanna explains that her “her” just wasn’t getting any, even though she was granted the title Sexiest Woman Alive. The singer came back to The Ellen Show with an update on her situation. “She” is doing just fine.
In the interview, Ellen leans in to Rihanna and screams the words “good for you! I’m so happy for you.” I’m happy too, because now she can visit the Ellen Show more frequently for updates on her life. Just kidding, but these Rihanna interviews are always promising.
Besides discussing Rihanna’s “her,” Ellen quizzed the singer on who she would rather date. In a choice between George Clooney and Brad Pitt, Rihanna contemplated furiously. Finally she concluded, “you think about it and then you look at Brad Pitt and it’s like ‘damn.’” Sucks to be George Clooney.
Watch the videos here:
Who would you rather?
Shy Robert Pattinson was unusually zany on Jimmy Kimmel last night (Monday) and blogger Perez Hilton thinks it’s because he was a little tipsy. Hilton theorizes he was feeling nervous because his interview was airing at the same time as Kristen Stewart’s appearance on Jay Leno. Considering Kimmel equips his green rooms with bottles of vodka we think he might be right!
Sitting cross-legged on his chair (to hide his ugly socks of course), Pattinson admitted to having a little bit of vodka backstage. The vodka just seems to have fuelled Pattinson’s normally charming self. Later in the interview, he talked about being a loud kisser, sky-diving in Australia and of course, the new Twilight movie Breaking Dawn Part 2!!
Watch it here
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Disney’s latest 3D flick may include some of your favourite video game characters like Bowser, Pac-Man and Sonic the Hedgehog. However, none of this would have been possible without the guidance of animation director Rich Moore.
But even if you’ve never heard of Moore before, chances are you’re familiar with some of his work. Having directed episodes of The Simpsons and Futurama, he is actually an accomplished director with two Primetime Emmy Awards under his belt.
Speaking about his new film Wreck-it Ralph during a phone call, Moore let us in on what it was like to create a movie about video games.
Wreck-It Ralph focuses on the bad guy:
An underdog story, the film surrounds Wreck-It-Ralph, a video game villain with dreams of becoming a hero. Tired of being overshadowed by good guy Fix-It-Felix, Ralph goes on a quest that ultimately brings havoc to the whole arcade he lives in.
Believe or not, “hero” Fix-It-Felix was originally supposed to be the star of the film. But when Moore and screenwriter Phil Johnston weren’t really getting traction with the project, they scrapped the idea and decided to focus the movie on Wreck-It Ralph instead.
“In a feature, the main character has an arc, a journey. They learn something or something changes in that character,” Moore says. “It was tough to build a nice comedic story with a lot of heart around (Fix-it-Felix).”
The flick features appearances by 190 characters and the voice talents of some of Hollywood’s biggest names:
Featuring cameos by Sonic the Hedgehog’s Doctor Eggman, Street Fighter’s Chun-Li and even Paddles 1 and 2 from Pong, the film also includes original characters voiced by John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch and Alan Tudyk.
While working with everyone has been a treat for Moore, he was particularly pleased to have Reilly on board as the title character of Wreck-It Ralph.
Reilly, who was nominated for an Oscar for his work in Chicago, was so invested with his role that he even asked Moore to meet with the animators who created his character.
“(Reilly) was so hands on and so instrumental in fleshing out who Ralph is and what he’s like. Every character he plays feels like a real human being. You really care about his characters and you want them to achieve what it is that they want and desire.” Read more…
It’s the night of Hurricane Sandy in Toronto and I have to repeat my question for Milo Greene’s Robbie Arnett a few times because the wireless service over the phone keeps cutting out. I hear music in the background — it sounds like a piano — as he tells me what he ordered at the restaurant. Pad Thai, mildly spicy, with lemon and water. Delicious. The indie folk band drove straight from Montreal in their van, and is now relaxing before their show at Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern in a couple hours.
Robbie is one of four vocalists, none of whom are actually named Milo, in the Los Angeles quintet. Milo Greene was the fictional identity of their British booking agent who “represented” them through their college years. They don’t need his services anymore and are currently playing shows across North America. They recently released a self-titled debut album that includes the track “1957″ and completed a short film named Moddison, which is the name of a track on their album. Over the phone, Robbie tells me all about pre-show jitters, guilty music pleasures and nearly driving off a cliff at the Grand Canyon.
First, some mood music. Listen to “1957.”
What are you up to right now?
I’m over at Rivoli’s, which is a bar right next to Horseshoe Tavern. We’re just getting some food and enjoying Monday night football before the show.
Do you get nervous before performing?
It’s more of a nervous energy. It doesn’t matter if we’re playing in front of five people or 500, I just get a little anxious. Once I get up there settle into it I get a little more relaxed.
You just played The Bowery Ballroom a few days ago. Looks like you narrowly missed Hurricane Sandy in New York.
It’s kind of scary. Our manager is in Boston with his girlfriend and they were supposed to fly back to LA this morning but he’s not able to fly back for a few days. Everything’s locked down but we kind of escaped some madness.
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Paige Thomas always wanted to be a singer. When she was eight years old she performed a Spice Girls song at a beauty pageant, and ever since then, she knew singing was what she wanted to do. Although she began pursuing a nursing degree to provide for her three-year old daughter Jade, she never gave up on her dream.
After a teary audition where she sang Mary J. Blige’s “I’m Goin’ Down,” Paige has continued to impress the audience and judges, including her mentor Demi Lovato. Now, she’s ready to show everyone that she is not “Ri Ri 2.0.” She is Paige Thomas and she is going up.
Where are you right now? I’m in California.
Where would you be right now if you weren’t on X-Factor? I would probably be back home in San Antonio in school, or with my daughter.
On being compared to Rihanna: It’s nice. She is beautiful and she is one of the biggest stars right now. It’s nice to be compared to someone so big. But I’m ready to break out from that: my name is Paige Thomas and I have something different from her. I have a few surprises in store for everyone.
Song you can perform 100 times? “Paradise” by Coldplay. It has a lot of meaning — it’s still got a pop vibe in it, but you can hear the emotional attachment.
Most nerve-racking moment? Honestly, it was if I made it to the live shows. The anticipation and everything I’d gone through on my journey had built up inside me.
What sets you apart from the other contestants? I’m fearless and I’m willing to try anything and everything. I have somewhat of a complete package. I can dance, sing, I have stage presence and I have a passion for this.
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Emblem3 already has a solid group of fangirls obsessing over them and it’s not hard to understand why. They’re pretty charming over the phone, asking me where I’m from (Canada), if I’ve ever been to Banff (No), and joking about when we should all meet up (next time you’re in Toronto gents, *wink).
It’s hardly worth mentioning that the Huntington Beach band has been compared to X-Factor veterans One Direction, since their sounds are completely different. While One Direction is a boy band, Emblem 3 is a trio who play their own instruments. A common description of Emblem3: ”Its like Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz had a baby and Lil Wayne was baby sitting.”
The guys, consisting of Wesley Stromberg, Keaton Stromberg and Drew Chadwick, performed an original song called “Sunset Boulevard” during their audition. They’re currently being mentored by Simon Cowell, and waiting to see if they made it to the finals.
Where are you right now?
Wesley: Huntington Beach at a kitchen table. The crib!
What sets you apart?
Wesley: We were established as a group before and were literally playing shows in clubs at ages 9, 11 and 13. It’s a little bit of a leg up. [They recorded an album in their basement called Bite Your Lip and Take It.]
Keaton: A lot of the other people don’t have that same experience of performing before this so when they go on that stage it makes them more nervous.
You’re already getting fangirls. How do you deal?
Drew: Some of these girls are like teeny boppers and they say the most adorable, cute sh*t all the time on Twitter and I literally want to hang out with them and watch movies and stuff!
Biggest musical influences:
All: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus, Mac Miller, Jack Johnson, Young the Giant. An eclectic mix.
Two of you are brothers. Do you get in sibling rivalries?
Drew: We get along but we butt heads over little things because we’re together every single day. But it’s cool for improving each other because we can be a bit competitive.
All: Britney Spears.
Last song performed: ”Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” by Police
It’s charming to chat with a young singer like Diamond White, who’s insanely talented but still has all the quirks and refreshing positivity of a 13-year-old. Although she’s young, she can still devour mature songs like “It’s a Man’s World,” which she sang at her San Francisco audition. It helps that Diamond starred in a production of “The Color Purple” when she was eight and appeared on an episode of Maury Povich celebrating talented children.
Luckily, she can still hold up a solid conversation about Justin Bieber and Glee, two of her current obsessions (not to mention, mine too). Diamond just performed for her mentor Britney Spears, who’s deciding if she’ll make it to the finals.
Where are you right now? I’m in LA, just sitting down and talking to you!
If you didn’t audition for The X-Factor, what would you be doing today? I’m home schooled so I’d just be crafting a lot, making jewelry and living the regular life. I wouldn’t be busy but X Factor fills your days up with rehearsing.
What do you want your album to sound like? I would like to make hip hop with a twist — to make my own unique sound in pop and mix it with my Detroit background.
If we went in your room, who would we see posters of? I make my own posters of celebrities! But if I bought them then probably Justin Bieber or Glee.
The Wanted or One Direction? One Direction!!
Song you can perform 100 times “And I’m telling you” by Jennifer Holiday.
Toughest judge Britney Spears
Guilty Pleasure Ice cream and Lays chips.
Last song performed, “I’m With You” by Avril Lavigne
Chatting with Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show,” Miley Cyrus revealed some details on how fiance Liam Hemsworth proposed to her.
Having been recording and releasing backyard video sessions to sing some of her favourite songs, she said the actor popped the question at her house.
According to Cyrus, the whole thing went down during one of her recording sessions in which she sang the song “Lilac Wine.”
“About 20 minutes after that performance — it’s one of Liam’s favorite songs — he asked me to marry him,” she said, smiling. “I had no idea! He was sitting there and I’m like, ‘He’s looking at me funny!’ And then I knew.”
AHHHHH! That’s adorable. While it may not be ideal to marry so young for some people, let’s just be happy for the couple. They really do seem like they’re in love.