Prom is a time that most kids either look back on with fondness or despair (when you play the game of prom, you either win or you die!). Some people look great and find the perfect person/people to share it with and others…don’t. Some even elect not to go at all. If you do plan on going, here are 8 songs for the perfect promposal that will help woo your guy/girl/hobo off the street into going with you, and hopefully, bring you one step closer to the night of your dreams and/or nightmares.
1) Let’s Go – Matt and Kim
Not everyone wants to go to prom. Some kids legitimately don’t feel like going, while others think they’re being cool non-conformists by staying at home, all while their friends are having the time of their lives. Basically, those who opt to stay home are the people who’ll regret their decisions later. Convince your girl or guy to go with you by playing this upbeat tune that chants “let’s go” over and over again. Eventually you’ll get them with the not-so-subliminal messaging alone.
2) Marry You –Bruno Mars
Prom is an excellent time for people who are in a relationship. In fact, in my final year of high school, prom was the primary motivation for even acquiring a boo. Even though your partner is a tailor-made prom date, you should still put in the effort when asking officially them to be your prom date. For the sake of cuteness, use this frankly adorable Bruno Mars song (note: just DON’T get married. Other than that, the rest of the song is pretty cute).
3) One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks) – One Direction
Maybe you have the perfect person in mind to take to prom; they’re cute, funny, nice, and you want to put your face on their face. But— plot twist—they have no idea that you exist. Use this song to tell them that you WILL get them to go to prom with you, one way or another.
Note: author not responsible for anyone being creeped out and/or terrified by this prom-posal tactic.
4) Umbrella ft. Jay-Z feat. Rihanna
Who says Fifth Harmony can’t harmonize?!!
Proving just how much they improved since placing third on X Factor, the quintet put all their naysayers in their place when they covered One Direction’s “They Don’t Know About Us”.
But making the version their own, there’s a special twist in the song. Adding in a hook from Beyonce’s “Party”, it’s safe to say these girls are going to be killin’ it in the future!
Watch the video here:
While Niall Horan may be the cute and cuddly member of One Direction, he can certainly make the ladies swoon singing solo with just a guitar.
Performing a seemingly-impromptu version of the band’s ballad “Little Things” in an Irish pub, Horan does an amazing job delivering the song on his own.
Now if Horan ever goes solo (and God forbid that he does!), it would be awesome to hear this side of him more. If the cheers from the pub dwellers are any indication of how well Horan did, perhaps he can make a living off singing some hearty ballads!
The boys have been having a lot of fun with their latest album Take Me Home. After dressing up as sailors, surfer dudes, skiers and “Jail House” inmates for “Kiss You,” it’s no surprise that silliness ensued during filming. Showing some behind the scenes footage, the alternate video shows the guys cracking jokes and joking with one another in between shoots. One thing (no pun intended) is for sure, you’ll have as much fun watching it as they did filming it.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned about fandoms since joining Tumblr, it’s that they have quite the… let’s say imagination when it comes to their favourite artists. From One Direction to The Wanted, fanfics are everywhere, but who knew Ed Sheeran fanfics existed?
During a visit to a New Zealand radio show, the hosts introduced our “Ginger Jesus” to the world of fanfiction. Asking him to read a few lines of what he so brilliantly calls “50 Shades of Ging,” (because he’s adorkable like that), he learned what a fan wanted to do for him on his 22nd birthday.
“I will say that is, that is pretty debauched,” he said after his impromptu reading. “but, um, at least it’s encouraging kids to be creative.”
Well, that’s one way to put it.
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We already know that Tumblr is this weird yet magical place. It’s a place that continues to surprise, mystify and teach us. It’s also a place that takes its fandoms seriously and it kind of gets a little weird.
Case in point: this is what you get when you Google “Tumblr” and “Sloths.” Yeah, the Tumblr sloth fandom balls so hard.
1. Astronaut Sloth
To replace astronaut Mike Dexter, the man of your dreams.
2. Dolphin Sloths
3. One Direction Sloths
Animator Mark Parsons is back with a new instalment of the Adventurous Adventures of One Direction 2. YAY!
in his little intro before the actual video (which is dedicated to Zayn: “Ain’t nobody as dope as you”), Parsons explains the background of this new video. He received letter from two fans after his first AAoOD video asking him to pretty much animate a fanfic story line for them.
Well, lucky for the Natalie and Sarah (the two fans who wrote to Parsons) he did and they are now cartoon dating Niall and Harry.
To be fair, at the time of writing this, I only got through the beginning (the video is a half an hour long), but so far it’s pretty funny. I’d totally be friends with cartoon Harry. I also totally agree with cartoon Louis and Liam that the Louis doll is kind of scary. Here’s what doll Louis looks like in real life:
Anyways, make sure to tell us what you think!
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In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, JT lights up the SNL stage, Britney Spears shows us her buns, and could this be the end of Miley and Liam?
HIT: JT rocks the SNL stage
Justin Timberlake hosted SNL for the fifth time last week. Decked out in his suit and tie, JT’s performance racked up some major views. His appearance earned SNL the most ratings they’ve ever had in the last 14 months. With a little dancing, singing and a sh*t load of lol moments, we were all glued to the screen. Here are just some highlights: JT reunites with funny man Andy Samberg for a duet, JT does the vegan shake and he props on a wig and impersonates Sir Elton John. If you missed Justin’s hilarious performance, ENTV has got you covered. Prepare to laugh!
MISS: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth split?
Now we can’t confirm nor deny but these love birds could by flying the coup real soon. Miley’s partying ways and Liam’s wandering eyes are the main culprits for this alleged fallout. Speculations started when Liam was spotted leaving a party with vixen January Jones and when Miley was seen without her engagement ring. Well the wedding date hasn’t been cancelled just yet, we’ll keep our fingers crossed. Come on guys where is the love?
HIT: The boys of One Direction are getting waxed! Read more…
With the likes of Ed Sheeran and Olly Murs, British singers are pretty much dominating North American air waves right now. What else has appeared? Boy bands. Yes, boy bands. Good thing the biggest difference between these boy bands and the ones we’ve had in the 90′s is that well, they’re not so corny.
I’ve put together a little chart to see which boy band you’re most like. Yes, I know Lawson’s not really your typical boy band, but with their awesome looks, girls can’t help but swoon over them, so I decided to put them on there. Check out the chart underneath, and let’s see what you got. (Don’t worry, if you didn’t get what you wanted, you can always try again!)
They say the higher the hair the closer to god. As a girl with large curly hair, I’m going to go ahead and go along with that statement.Girls love to give their hair some height, because flat hair with no body can be quite a disaster.
Guys complain that girls are obsessed with their hair. “You look fine,” they all say. “Just fine?” we throw back.
While most guys just shower and leave their hair as is, there are always a guy who spends more time than girls do gelling and styling their hair. Just try most of the guys in Hollywood because as we all know, perfect hair doesn’t come naturally.
Now, I have a bone to pick with all these guys who style their hair. It is not fair for a guy to have prettier hair than I do, or prettier hair than any girl for that matter. You’re showing us up.
There are some males in Hollywood with perfectly quaffed high hair. Geez, Who gives you the right.
Listen Colfer. You are on my list.
Yes, I have a hitlist. A list of males in Hollywood with the (unfairly) highest hair.
Stop it. Just stop it. You make us all look like hairless rodents.
READ THE LIST BELOW:
1) Chris Colfer
2) Eddie Redmayne
3) Justin Bieber
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I’m crouched in an office, mid-morning, with my cellphone cradled between my arm and shoulder talking to Olly Murs about the CIA-drama Homeland. The UK singer and X-Factor runner-up, who’s making his North American debut this April, says he often throws the show on to help him relax before gigs — tonight he’s taking Nottingham.
“I’ve never seen Homeland,” I tell him.
“It’s soo good, you should watch it!” he raves.
I ask him what he loves about it but I’m met with an awkward lapse of silence. Before I mistake it for apathy on his part I realize the call was dropped.
I silently curse the Canadian blizzard raging outside my window (with no regard for my cell service) and wait for him to call back. FOR THE SECOND TIME. So far, our 10-minute call has been interrupted twice by poor weather, and he’s been nothing but kind about it.
“It’s okay, I completely understand!” he keeps saying.
Olly’s got a soft spot for Canada because Toronto was his first pit stop when he opened for One Direction during their “Up All Night Tour.” The guys were pretty busy most of the time so pranking was kept to a minimum, though there was that time Niall surprised him by doing his soundcheck.
With the screaming goat videos replacing the Harlem Shake as the Internet’s new viral video, why only stop at Taylor Swift? The new meme has everyone making remixes from Miley Cyrus, to One Direction and yes, even Bon Jovi. Bon Jovi? Trust me, the goat fits right into the song. Here are ten of the best goat videos out there right now:
Miley Cyrus – Party in the USA
This rendition of “Party in the USA” got me nodding my head like yeaaah, shaking my hips like yeaaaaah.
Justin Bieber – Baby
The classic “Baby” song. I think this one speaks for itself.
Rebecca Black – Friday
Is it bad to say that I believe this version might actually make it sound better?
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In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Jennifer Lawrence is flawless after snagging an Oscar, One Directioner Harry Styles gets hit with a shoe and diva Mariah Carey gives us an eyeful.
HIT: Jennifer lawrence jokes around with the press.
We were all on the edge of our seats when the gorgeous Jennifer Lawrence had a little tumble on her way to accept her Oscar for best Actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook. But instead of breaking down and having a total biotch-fit, the actress commented on her slip. When she was later asked what was going through her head when she tripped, the actress said, “a bad word that I can’t say that starts with ‘F.’” Well Jennifer, you made that fall look so good and who could blame you? That dress you were wearing was pretty redonkulous.
MISS: Harry Styles gets hit with a shoe.
On Tuesday our favourite Brits performed in Glasgow, Scotland when Styles got hit in the crotch with a flying shoe. Ouch! Fans have expressed their condolences in the twitterverse by hashtgging, #Pray4HarryBalls. We’ll be sure to keep them in our prayers. Hmm… Maybe someone should check if T-Swift has any missing shoes in her closest. LOL.
HIT: FLOTUS presents Best Picture
While the Oscars try their very best at keeping us entertained and guessing, nothing was more unexpected and surprising than the First Lady of the United States’ Oscar appearance. Via satellite, The FLOTUS helped present Best Picture to Argo. According to Deadline, Michelle’s involvement was so top secret that she wasn’t even included on the production schedule.
MISS: Diva Mariah Carey wins nip-slip of the week Read more…
Apparently, Harry Styles doesn’t know how to duck. Like, at all. Or people just really like throwing stuff at him. Why do you people like throwing stuff at him? Stop it! That’s no way to treat One Direction’s resident woodland creature.
You would think that by now Styles would’ve developed some really awesome ninja-like skills. While Tuesday’s sacking by way of shoe was probably the least avoidable incident, I’m a little upset that Styles hasn’t learned how to avoid such flying objects.
Anyways, here are just some .gifs to illustrate Styles’ non-ninja ways (as compiled by my sister. Thanks, sister, for not going to school today!):
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Poor Harry Styles got hit in his nether regions by a shoe during One Direction’s Glasglow show last night.
An overzealous fan threw a pair of shoes on stage. The first of the pair harmlessly landed onstage while the second hit Styles right in the family jewels. Watch as Styles dramatically falls over.
No, it wasn’t Taylor Swift that threw the Keds-like shoe and as far as we know, it wasn’t a Wanted fan either. But yes, it would’ve been funny if the shoe was from Swift’s Keds footwear line because hey, SYMBOLISM!
I might as well add that I’m a little disappointed the shoe thrower didn’t aim higher. It would’ve been hilarious if Styles had a little George W. Bush ninja-like shoe-dodging skills in him.
Like a boss.
I’d also like to add that since I’m a girl, I have no idea just how painful this might be. Basically, this is how I would react:
For the record, Styles is okay.
Don’t get me wrong, I love American and Canadian TV. Degrassi is a Canadian treasure and I’m a complete mess if I don’t catch Glee, Scandal, or Shameless. Because there is a lot of good TV out there, people don’t realize what they are missing, more specially, what great British television they’re missing out on. British TV is funny, witty, crude, and uncensored. Also, those accents just make the show that much more eventful.
The best British shows that film on location in England. Downton Abbey actually films on a large estate. True fact. In addition, so many of these British shows feature actors we love before they were even on our radar. For example, Carrie Mulligan was in the Doctor Who episode “Blink” before she was an A-lister and Andrew Garfield, better known these days as Spider-Man, was in the two-part “Daleks in Manhattan” episode. When you watch British televison you will also realize that shows like to trade actors. For example, everyone on Merlin has made an appearance on Doctor Who.
British television is highly underrated, and not enough people have been graced with it’s perfection. The stars are all beautiful (go Google Benedict Cumberbatch, Matt Smith, Bradley James, Colin Morgan, or Rob James-Collier ). So just in case the British history, realistic and uncensored nature don’t have you tuning in, the eye candy should.
Or, how about the fact respected actors love BBC too?
I can proudly say I am so obsessed with British television that I’ll probably develop an accent before the third season of Sherlock is aired.
Created by Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatis, Sherlock is the modern retelling of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tales. Yes, I know. No sh*t, Sherlock.
In this adaptation of the well known series, Sherlock Holmes, who claims to be “a functioning sociopath, knows one thing and that’s deduction. His brilliance is mind boggling, and you will love how the show is edited together as text messages are shown on screen and the visual construction of Sherlock’s deduction process. Bonus point: Benedict Cumberbatch is tall, dark and sexy in this BBC show.
Warning: you will fall in love with him. His delivery as Sherlock is perfect, he truly comes off as a mad man.
The show has had 2 seasons, each with 3 episodes that are an hour and a half long each. They act as mini movies almost. Filming for season 3 had been postponed as Cumberbatch has become a highly-sought after actor, having recently worked Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Star Trek and The Hobbit. Sherlock’s Watson, Martin Freeman, can be found in the rom-com staple, Love Actually, and most recently as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit. Due to both of the actors involvement in The Hobbit, they will not start filming season 3 until 2014. It’s hard being a BBC junkie sometimes. No, correct that. All the time.
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U.K. charity Comic Relief recently released another clip of One Direction’s visit to Ghana for the charity’s annual Red Nose Day. This time, Harry Styles and Liam Payne visiting a medical clinic in Ghana where they witnessed the effects of malaria first hand.
The boys were visibly overwhelmed by how sick some of the children were with Styles crying as he tried to explain how to donate to the charity at the end of the video.
You can help support Comic Relief and One Direction’s efforts by visiting rednoseday.com/support1D or buying “One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)” on iTunes.
The internet can sometimes be a scary place. Animals act like humans, people eat things that they really shouldn’t be eaten and faces get swapped. Sometimes, the celebrities do look better as their romantic love interests. Other times, the result can be quite frightening.
Here are just some of the unsettling face swaps to float around the internet.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
Harry Styles and Taylor Swift
Harry Styles and a Koala
Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson Read more…
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. It’s time to catch up with our favourite starlets, drama queens and wannabees. This week, J-biebs shares the love on Valentine’s Day, One direction teases us with a new video and surprise, surprise, Kevin Federline may be in trouble.
HIT: One Direction goes Global with their new charity Single.
Okay Directioners, you’ve been waiting patiently and today, you can finally see the video for their new single, “One Way or Another (teenage Kicks)”. Last week, our favourite British boys teased us with a preview of their latest project. In this super cute music video, the boys find themselves monkeying around with kids from around the world. Adorable! All of the proceeds from the track will go to U.K. charity, Comic Relief’s annual fundraiser, Red Nose Day.
MISS: Chris Brown is caught hanging out with ex Karreuche Tran.
While RiRi was off in London for Fashion Week, the always charming Chris Brown may have had a little fun without her. According to Perez Hilton, Breezy and his ex, Karreuche Tran, arrived at last weekend’s NBA All Star weekend, but may have had a not-so-secret rendez-vous at the mansion Chris rented out! Karrueche supposedly Instagrammed a pic while at the mansion but later deleted it. Interesting….
P!nk’s definitely got bikini bod ready to go. In her ”The Truth About Love” tour, the singer shows off her sexy physic in a long-sleeved crop top and bedazled black pants. But seriously this picture makes me want to throw out the tubs of Ben & Jerry’s I’ve stashed in my freezer. Nah, maybe next week…
MISS: K-Fed joins the Tax Lien Club
Uncle Sam wants you, Federline. The D-list rapper,who has as much street cred as my Bubbie, apparently owes the IRS big! Brit-Brit’s baby daddy is just the latest celeb to join the Tax Lien Club! According to TMZ, The lien is for over $57,000 in tax payments Kevin missed in 2009 and 2010! I wonder if he’ll be releasing any more “chart topping” singles to help pay this off? Well there’s always K-Mart, K-Fed.
HIT: J-Biebs spreads the love on Valentine’s Day.
This Canadian heart-throb had plenty of love to share on cupid’s holiday. “The As Long As You Love Me” singer tweeted: “U should know you are beautiful. Happy Valentine’s Day.” Awwh thanks Biebs!! But who are we kidding, this tweet was clearly directed to ex Selena Gomez. If you were my boyfriend, Bieber, I’d never let you go! LOL!
MISS: Oscar Pistorius hits the courtroom
The paralympian appeared before a judge in Pretoria, South Africa after he allegedly murdered his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Save the waterworks, Pistorius. After he was charged with one count of murder, all he did was cry. Pistorius claims that he shot the supermodel because he thought she was an intruder. Police aren’t buying it because the athlete’s been charged with “previous allegations of a domestic nature.”
We were all rooting for you, Pistorius! Why did you have to let us down? RIP Reeva
Given Taylor Swift’s not-so-subtle dig at Harry Styles during her Grammy performance, it’s nice to see Styles take the high road when he was asked about his brief relationship with the country singer.
The One Direction member sat down with London’s Capital FM radio station on Sunday to help promote the band’s charity single, “One Way Or Another.” When asked what life was like post-Swift, Styles said, “I’m okay, thank you for asking. I’m good.”
The One Direction member was a gentleman as he had nothing but kind words to say when it came to Swift’s Grammy performance. “She’s a great performer and she always performs great,” he said. “She’s always good on the stage. She’s been doing it a long time. She knows what she’s doing on stage. It was just another good Taylor Swift performance. It was good.”
The dig doesn’t seem to have affected Styles as he and a friend were spotted partying around Leeds University on Valentine’s Day, according to Us Weekly. Swift, on the other hand, told Ryan Seacrest earlier this month that she would probably spend the romantic holiday either with friends or rehearsing.