It seems a lot of people are trying to get their hands on Ed Sheeran these days. His album + is doing incredible things internationally and his fans like the music so much they’re screaming the words to his songs. Not that it’s a bad thing but it must hurt the ears a little. We share this enthusiasm for Ed and his music. In fact, he also likes us. Did you know @andPOP is his favourite website? True story!
I always found Kristen Stewart’s interview style to be endearing. Despite being famous since she was a child, it seems like she hasn’t gotten used to talking about herself in interviews, punctuating most sentences with “ums” and “ahs.” This gives me hope that awkward people can be famous. Win. Plus, it’s nice that she doesn’t spew out the same media-approved spins that most famous people do.
stopped by hobbled to Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote her new movie Snow White and the Huntsman, which comes out on June 1. She was wearing (what else?) a dorky red sweater and sneakers and was limping because she accidentally stepped on a nail while doing a Breaking Dawn reshoot. She promised the injury wasn’t an elaborate ploy to wear flats.
Stewart talked about seeing Hologram Tupac right up close with her friends at Coachella. While she was hanging with Katy Perry (just hanging, no biggie) the popstar decided she wanted to sit up front — and you’d best know what Katy Perry wants, she gets. Kristen Stewart and Katy Perry parted the crowd like Moses to get to the coveted spot. Guess that’s a story for the grandkids.
She also said that saying goodbye to Twilight’s Bella Cullen wasn’t so hard, because she had to do it three times round after multiple reshoots — they didn’t even throw a wrap party the last time round. “I’ve done it three times,” she admitted.
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At times, Zach Galifianakis’ interview with Tina Fey seems uncomfortably real. She calls the host out during his show Between Two Ferns for his cowardly interview style, after he admits she’s pretty funny for a girl and interrupts the interview to eat food.
“There is a level of malice to your whole behaviour and questioning style,” she said. “It’s almost like you’re being willfully obtuse in these question to make some kind of vague point about the fatuous nature of celebrity interviews, which is a pretty well trod observation.” DAYAAM.
The interview is awkwardness at it’s best. They’re such good actors, they almost have us fooled.
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Steve Aoki lives a pretty amazing lifestyle, but it isn’t easy, and it’s definitely tiring. Steve tells us the secret to his 3 minute naps, and why he can’t afford to use drugs.
We’re interviewing flame-haired acoustic troubadour Ed Sheeran, who was recently named best male breakthrough artist for his debut album at the Brit Awards. We love his eclectic blend of acoustic pop, folk and hip hop. If you’re dying to ask him any questions, send them our way via Twitter @andPOP. But make sure to get them in before Wednesday, April 18, when @Jordans_Life will be sitting down with him.
One Direction’s Liam Payne shared his number one tip for prospective singers: don’t forget the lyrics. It sounds simple, but when you’re in front of 28,000 people that’s the main thing that’s running through your mind.
In a solo interview with VEVO, Payne said he originally tried out for X Factor at age 14, because his dad inspired him too. Though Simon Cowell said he was too young, he knew his hobby was turning into something more serious. Thankfully Simon was wrong, can you imagine anyone else as first verse-man?
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Zac Efron has created an easy one-two step system for hopeless guys who want to unhook a woman’s bra. It’s called the pinch and slide. The Lucky One actor was asked by Mel and Matty from Hot 30 Countdown how quickly he can pass their “bra test.”
Mel, whose boyfriend is apparently a bra fumbler (TMI), didn’t believe any guy could unhook a woman’s bra in one go. Conveniently, the Sydney reporter whipped out a spare bra from her bag so Zac could conduct a spontaneous de-robing lesson.
Zac even taught the unskilled Matty to unhook it in one go, though it took a lot of effort and concentration. Not everyone can be as suave as Efron.
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If anyone is qualified to talk about dance music and it’s influence on popular music, it’s Steve Aoki. He’s built his own record label, established a reputation for his insane live shows and his music speaks for itself. In this interview Steve talks about pop stars stealing from dance music, his newest music video and a particular Selena Gomez song that got his attention.
Selena Gomez is temporarily pausing her music career to focus on acting, specifically on a new action flick called “The Getaway,” with Ethan Hawke.
With the help of her stepdad, she took a moment to make a random video to answer fan questions. ”One of the favourite things I’ve been doing this year is being really focused on more acting. For me it’s been really fun to kind of take risks and do things that are completely different. Maybe some of you guys might not be comfortable with it but I’m not doing anything that I’m completely uncomfortable with doing.”
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The 19-year-old has also been busy promoting her debut fragrance, because you’re apparently not successful if you don’t brand your scent. She told Teen Vogue about the fragrance, which will be out this summer. She put it together with the help of her fans and describes it as fruity but strong.
Teen Vogue photoshoot:
Reasons why I love Katy Perry: she has wicked blue hair, she’d go to Starbucks in a bedazzled, feathered costume, and she loves M83 and Gotye.
During her photoshoot with Teen Vogue, she revealed she’s a bit of a control freak and very hands on when she chooses her wardrobe. ”I’m involved with everything I do to an annoying point,” she said.
She also talked about the attention she’d get when she first started singing as a young child. “I felt like I had a magic trick cause everybody’s attention would be everywhere else and then when I’d start singing they’d be like aw! So it was like the only thing that I could pull out of my hat.”
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The andPOP crew watches and discusses videos of the creepiest Easter bunny ever and a cat with an unhealthy addiction to catnip. Then we brainstorm prank call ideas for our interview with the guys from The Buried Life tonight.
First we have to address the really pretty pink elephant in the room. Did drugs have anything to do with the ‘Walk The Dog’ music video? It had to right? All those crazy colours and trippy editing lead us to believe some sort of psychedelic was involved. This question eventually led us to a surprising revelation. The lead singer doesn’t celebrate himself like many of the front men we usually talk to. In fact he’s a little self conscious. In this interview we discuss Nate’s hesitation to watch Fun’s music videos, and sometimes, even listen to his own music.
Things have been happening very fast for Fun. After holding a #1 spot on iTunes and getting their song on Glee, life is good. Even with all the hype, the band is approaching the success with a refreshing amount of modesty. As Nate tells us in this interview, The Baha Men also had a #1 single. In part 1 of this very candid conversation, he talks about his initial reaction to being on Glee and the emotional roller coaster that comes with being on top of the charts.
Liam Hemworth reminisced about bonding with Josh Hutcherson over Whitecastle burgers last night on Jay Leno. The Australian hunk and his Hunger Games co-star noshed on juicy patties and decided the only thing that could make their man-date better was to play basketball on a full stomach.
The friendly competition was a little too much for their digestive system to handle and they consequently threw up their burgers. It’s okay though — Peeta and Gale might not be chums in the movie but Liam says their basketball throw
up down was a memorable male bonding experience.
Leno was clearly forced to asked Liam about the engagement rumours between him and long-time girlfriend Miley Cyrus. The verdict? Not engaged. Duh.
Skrillex relayed his online bullying miseries to Pitchfork, saying he’s been slapped with a lot of cruel words on Facebook. To his credit, Skrillex just doesn’t care.
“I don’t care if people hate me. I mean, I get it. When you were young, you were like, ‘The Backstreet Boys are gay!’ He said: “And kids are on computers now. I’ll post something on Facebook, and then, within two seconds, there are comments: ‘Fuck you dude… you suck… pussy… bitch… faggot… you ruined dubstep… emo.’ But if you look at their profiles, they’re so young.”
Most people have experienced some form of online bullying, whether it’s on Facebook, Twitter or their blog. It’s a good message for Skrillex to push to his fans. Half of these users are protected by the shield of anonymity and are probably just taking out their own frustrations on someone else.
In the same interview, Skrillex said he turned down the chance to collaborate with the Foo Fighters and Deadmau5, which is surprising considering Deadmau5 was seemingly against big name collaborations.
Skrillex will headline this summer’s South West Four Weekender and is fresh off his SXSW performance.
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Meeting The Hunger Games’ Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson causes uncontrollable squealing and increased eyelash batting for most fangirls. When I interviewed the hotties for my first red carpet event (ever!) I had a total teen girl moment. Here’s our behind the scenes look at the red carpet event.
The guys of One Direction answered fan questions like fast-talking auctioneers during this Q&A with Saturday Night Online, and it’s very revealing. For one thing, a memorable fan experience was when a girl showed her breasts (and they liked it) and they’re obsessed with Bruno Mars.Another interesting point? They denied rumours that they have an upcoming show with Nickelodeon [cue sighs].
The best part is when they all answer a question with the same answer, at the same time. Freaky.
Will Ferrell is a mean, mean dog trainer. His words of encouragement when the dogs failed to make a jump: ”I”ll neuter you with a spoon” or “I’m going to ship you off to a Mexican circus.”
Thankfully, we were all in on the joke. The “Casa de mi Padre” actor jokingly bragged to Conan O’Brien about how he loves training dogs. “It’s kind of a release for me,” he said with a completely serious face. “I work with a lot of dogs that have behavioural issues.”
He then brought out a makeshift obstacle course and verbally attacked the dogs who ran wild through the audience. Luckily, the worse the dog show was, the more entertaining it was to watch. In fact, the humour was directly proportional to how much the dogs failed.
Now I’m gunning for a “Best In Show” inspired movie where he plays an over-passionate dog groomer — similar to Dance Moms but with furry canines.
My main concern is, what’s Will Ferrell’s deal with dogs? Check out his SNL skit “Dissing Your Dog” below.
Will Ferrell on Conan:
Will Ferrell on SNL: