Beyonce has banned outside photographers from her Mrs. Carter Show world tour and wants to give publications “pre-approved” images provided by her management. Like that’ll stop people from taking derby photographs of her performing. I think she’s forgetting she’s living in the era of social media, in which she has zero control over. Instagram was flooded with not-so-glamourous images from the tour. And after viewing some of them, we can see why she’s desperately wanting to control her image. Guess she’s just as insecure as the average folk. Poor Bey!
What should you be doing when you have a delicious plate of nachos in front of you and a talented singer-songwriter by your side? Scroll through Instagram, of course!
ANDPOP’s Simon Mohos did just that as he sat down with electropop musician Lights at Toronto’s Sneaky Dee’s with a plate of her very own nacho dish (it’s called “Cactus in the Valley” which we highly recommended—both the track and the dish).
With over 97,000 followers, Lights is no stranger to the Instagram world. Watch as Simon gets her to spill on why she cried on her birthday, married life and what Instagram photo wasn’t so #instagood when it got people wondering if she was pregnant. With Instagram on the mind, Simon naturally couldn’t leave without getting a few duckface selfies with Lights! Check it out!
Lights’ new album Siberia Acoustic is OUT TODAY! In honour of her new release, ANDPOP and Universal Music Canada want to fly you out to Toronto for your own meet-and-greet with the singer. Find out how HERE.
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The answer to “Are they back together, or not?!” can probably be answered in a new picture Justin Bieber shared on his Instagram page yesterday.
Featuring him without a shirt and being cuddled by his on/off girlfriend Selena Gomez, the picture was accompanied by a caption that said, ‘”You’ve been makin music for too long babe come cuddle” -her.’
Interestingly enough, the Biebs didn’t delete this photo like he initially did with the first picture he posted of the two together. But considering the intimate nature of the image, it’s safe to say these two are definitely BACK ON and want the world to know it!
While pictures may be worth a thousand words, no one ever wants to type out that many to explain their Instagram photos. One person can only have so much patience trying to tap out the right letters on their touch screen smartphones before auto-correct ruins it all. But those long-winded tales are the best part, it’s just too bad we never hear about them—until now.
Our host Simon Mohos hopes to get all your favourite stars to spill those special stories in our new show, #NoFilter.
For our inaugural episode, electronic musician Robert DeLong gives Simon the scoop on what’s it’s like to be on Late Show with David Letterman, the story behind the X’s and why he tags all his photos with “#hulkamania.” It’s one Instagram story you don’t want to miss out on.
Catzwithbowties is exactly what it sounds like: instagram photos of cats wearing bowties. Why make such an account? Well:
Without further ado, here are the ten cutest cats with bowties:
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Read our Q&A with Olly Murs HERE.
We haven’t seen much of the second Spears lately (I didn’t even know she was dating anyone), but I am happy to report that she is back and bearing good news!
Britney’s 22-year-old sister Jamie Lynn announced via Instagram last night that she and Jamie Watson, her boyfriend of three years, are engaged. The two posed for an adorable picture and Spears also posted a close-up of her new bling along with the caption “Guesssss what??????”
Congratulations you two! Here’s hoping the marriage works out better than those of her big sis.
Check out the pic of her ring below:
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Anderson Cooper practically admits he’s a Beyoncé fangirl like the rest of us and Justin Bieber instagrams his ass.
HIT: Anderson Cooper understands the world’s Beyoncé obsession
While the world (okay, the press) still appears to be reeling from Beyoncé lip syncing-gate, Anderson Cooper pretty much laid it why everyone else loves the Queen B. Cooper nails his Ridiculist segment right off the bat when he says, “So what? As far as I’m concerned, it’s Beyoncé’s world and we are just living in it.” While Beyoncé is no Arethra Franklin (who performed lived during the 2009 inauguration), at least Bey didn’t screw it up when the wrong backing track played and she did a little jig (ahem, Ashley Simpson on SNL).
MISS: Justin Bieber Instagrams a photo of his ass crack
Like a Pokémon, Justin Bieber is evolving right before our eyes. Recently, the teen pop star made the leap from just plain shirtless photos to an ass crack! (They grow up so fast, don’t they?) But we have to ask: does the ass crack shot mean n00dz are not to far down the road? While teenage hormones may be screaming yes, the rest of the world hopes that he keeps that under wraps because no one wants to see his scrawny self, ass and all.
HIT: Even Michael J. Fox is making fun of Taylor Swift’s love life
You’d think Taylor Swift would get the hint on how exactly over-exposed her love life is after Michael J. Fox, who seems like the nicest celebrity ever, told Vulture he wouldn’t want his 23-year-old son Sam to date her (dammit, Tina Fey for putting the idea in everyone’s heads!). Not only did Fox approve of Swift’s break-up songwriting ways (“What a way to build a career.”), he probably wouldn’t even recognize her if she started dating his (finally age appropriate) son. He’ll probably tune in on who she is once the break-up song goes on the air: “‘Sam, You Piece of Shit.’ Oh … that was the girl you brought home!” Fox later apologized to T-Swift who tweeted, “”Hey everybody, Michael J. Fox got in touch with me today and we are good. Thank you for having my back.”
MISS: Leonardo DiCaprio is taking a break from making movies (and losing) Read more…
The photo sharing service, now owned by Facebook, changed its user agreement to give broader rights to use its members’ photos in ads. Basically, they could take a photo of you running along a beach and use it to promote some hotel you’ve never been to, without any compensation to you. The chances of this happening to you are probably very slim and there are definite pros and cons to the new agreement; Instagram claims it will function better with the change.
The changes don’t take effect until Jan. 16, so you still have time to de-activate your account. Still, while many people use their Instagram for personal use, it’s practically an advertisement already for people who post photos of their new clothes, favourite drinks or a recent makeup haul.
As Instagram users, we think the new guidelines are shitty. But you have to admit some of the photos are basically ads already — at least the users themselves CHOOSE to post them.
Here are some Instagram photos that look like ads:
This girl has sooo many pairs of Keds!!
But you can never really have enough
I mean look how cute they are!! Keds, Keds Keds!!
And they go so well with an Abercrombie and Fitch wardrobe
But there’s always something to be said for Absolut Vodka too
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I was a bit skeptical when Instagram sold its business to Facebook for a billion dollars. But apparently, CEO Kevin Systrom thinks otherwise.
When asked about his decision to sell his popular photo-sharing service to the biggest social network on the planet, Systrom certainly showed that he had no regrets despite wanting to sell his company for TWO billion dollars.
Well, like he said…sh*t happens. But personally, something tells me that this reaction is partly masking his disappointment. He probably wanted more money out of the sale!!
Water park + Justin Bieber = Best music video ever?
After watching Justin Bieber’s new music video for “Beauty And A Beat” featuring Nicki Minaj, I couldn’t help but watch it over and over again! Seems like it payed off because yesterday VEVO tweeted: “24hr Record shattered w/ 10.6M VIEWS! No wonder @justinbieber is the biggest artist in the world!” [fuckyesjustinbieber]
My laptop is pretty much like my child. I use it on a daily basis and with that being said, I want to glitz it up with coloured keys. Has anyone else tried it? [italianluxury]
The boys are back on a whole new level
The Wanted released their new action packed video for “I Found You” and things get a little steamy for Nathan Sykes. The youngest member of the band, often refereed to as “Baby Nath” isn’t much of a baby anymore..and we like it. [madefornath]
But I can’t have just one…
Eekkk, Halloween is two weeks away, but you’ll definitely be seeing all kinds of chocolate, candy and decorations on the shelves. Just remember to buy an extra box and keep a hidden stash for all your cravings. [fallinlovewiththeseasons]
Do you approve?
Zayn Malik told Fabulous Mag, “At the moment I’m probably on about eight or nine cigs a day, which I tell myself isn’t too many. I just don’t want it to affect my health.” [niallersangel]
That awkward moment when… Read more…
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth got matching tattoos, sort of. They each have phrases from an old speech Theodore Roosevelt gave after accepting Presidency. Miley’s reads, ‘So that his place shall never be with those cold, timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.’ While Liam has, ‘If he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.’ Well, at least it’s not “Miley,” or “Liam,” that they tattooed on themselves, Phew!
Hate those people who suck at Instagram? You know, the people who use a million hashtags, post pointless photos, and ask for pitty follow backs? More importantly, if you’re guilty of any one of those insta-felonies, watch this video! It will educate and stop n00bs from wrecking instagram, and you just might get a follower or two in the process.
Apparently Rihanna had the late night munchies yesterday, tweeting about her profound craving for greasy food to her 26 million followers. This was a very important post in the world of Twitter and revealed a few tidbits about RiRi’s diet: Despite earning buttloads of cash each year she’ll settle for a Cup Noodles if she has too. And that’s why we love her.
Also, Rihanna is so damn powerful she has the ability to influence the world
on a deep level. Her tweet inspired legions of followers to write prolific tweets about TGI Friday’s and it quickly became a trending topic on Twitter.
Check out her tweets below:
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Amber Rose’s baby bump
Amber Rose Instagramed this photo of her baby bump. The 28-year-old is having the kid with rapper Wiz Khalifa. She commented with the photo: ”Good morning Rosebuds & Rosestuds Our lil wizbud Is growing so fast : )”
Tears of joy!!
“She’s too beautiful. How can I rightfully be her presence?” This fan got a little overwhelmed while meeting Spring Breakers star Selena Gomez. Who wouldn’t? When I saw her at TIFF I nearly wept on the red carpet. But then I didn’t because, you know.
Are we missing something?
It’s either the funniest picture we’ve seen, or the best hidden secret in pop culture. One Direction dolls clearly misplaced on the wrong shelf.
Justin Bieber is excited for… Read more…
Anyone who’s been following Justin Bieber’s Twitter feed (because DUH! who isn’t?!), has probably noticed the photo frenzy the singer has been going on for the last 24 hours. From making a return to Instagram to posting snapshots of moments in his life, it’s safe to say we all feel a little bit closer to the Biebs himself.
HURRAH! The Biebs has returned to Instagram!
While this photo is pretty standard in terms of Instagram photos, the teen singer was met with an overwhelming amount of comments saying “You’re back!!!!” after his six month hiatus from the photo-taking social network. But despite the fact that the Biebs is quite active on Twitter, it has been a painful time for all of us who have checked our Instagrams everyday for a possible Bieber update. But alas! He has returned!! It’s been way too long Justin Bieber. Never leave us again.
The Spring Breakers
Ashley Benson donned a beautiful couture dresses and hung out with BFFs and co-stars Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez at the Venice premiere of Spring Breakers. Her job is very difficult. It requires her to submit to the idea of fun, wave to adoring fans and wear a stunning designer outfit.
Officials were wondering why so many teen girls fainted precisely six minutes ago until they realized One Direction tweeted a photo of Harry Styles and Zayn Malik looking devilishly handsome rehearsing for tomorrow night’s VMAs. The county sheriff’s department is investigating.
Kim Kardashian Read more…
Joe and Nick Jonas
This is probably one of the most exciting moments that a JoBros fan could witness. Joe Jonas tweeted this magically pic of him and his brother Nick in the studio making new music. If you haven’t already heard, they’ll all be teaming up for a reunion show at Radio City Music Hall October 11. The show practically sold out in minutes, but you know — a new album brings along a new tour.
Looks like Missy Elliott is back in the music scene, with not one, but two songs this weekend. It’s hard to believe her song “Work It” that I was completely obsessed with, was released in 2002. Let’s see if she still has what it takes.
Rita Ora performed at G-A-Y in London Saturday night, and it looks like her famous friend Harry Styles joined in on the fun. The picture was taken backstage, which later followed by a food fight. Oh the life of a rockstar..
Meet Flam Wenders. He’s the most respected photographer on Instagram and not a bit pretentious. His specialities include taking photos of sushi with the perfect sprinkling of ginger, capturing the infamous “duck face” expression that girls inexplicably think is sexy and snapping screenshots of DVR listings.
The parody was shot for LOUD‘s K-LOL series and we think they’re onto something. I mean, it’s only inevitable that someone with a black turtleneck will start using Instagram for a high art form soon, right?