HIT: The 2013 Golden Globes Award Show
This year’s Golden Globes can only be described as “perfection,” and here’s only some of the reasons why:
Seriously, best awards show. Ever.
MISS: Twitter reactions to Jennifer Lawrence’s acceptance speech
Twitter went a little crazy when our lovely J-Law started her speech with “What does it say? I beat Meryl!” The backlash was a bit disappointing considering I saw it coming from some prominent industry figures (and Lindsay Lohan) because you’d think they know that J-Law was simply quoting the 1996 movie, The First Wives Club. Unfortunately, she had to explain the joke to everyone who’s not on Tumblr while on Late Night with David Letterman on Tuesday night. While her on-stage joke may not have gotten the reception she was looking for, she will have the chance to try again when she hosts Saturday Night Live this weekend.
HIT: One Direction visits Ghana for charity
One Direction is currently in Ghana in support of the U.K. charity, Comic Relief. The five visited Accra, the country’s capital, to meet people who have received donations and support from the charity. While the boys are doing a very nice thing, we do hope they don’t over-generalize the living conditions in Ghana. Hopefully, their world travels have taught them to see both sides of every place so those stuck at home (a.k.a. me) can see the natural beauty of Ghana.
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Those charitable blokes of One Direction flew into Ghana and performed for kids living in poverty, in honour of UK’s famous Red Nose Day. The day encourages people to be silly and have fun to raise money and awareness for people living in poverty all over the world. Film footage from the performance is also going to be used for their official Red Nose Day Single, a cover of Blondie’s “One Way or Another.”
While fans here in the Western world will be quick to sigh and giggle and fall in love with 1D even more — like OMG, they are like, SUCH good people — some Ghanians weren’t very happy about One Direction’s depiction of the country. After the performance, Niall Horan tweeted “I’ve seen the slums right in front of me! This is no joke! They really need your help! Poverty is real!” (Really? I thought it was fake.)
According to Ghanian newspaper My Joy Online, Ghanian celebrities like actress Ama K Abebrese tweeted “@NiallOfficial n @onedirection … I understand its for charity, but this highly negative image of sub Saharan African countries like Ghana….. that you choose to focus on without balance for the so many positive aspects to your millions of ff”
With tabloids like Perez Hilton making fun of Niall Horan’s epiphany, I think the boys may think twice about how they tweet about impoverished countries. In any case, even if it is strictly for publicity, it’s good to know that 1D’s efforts are still funding Comic Relief projects which help children in poverty.
Dean knew his girlfriend Lauren was a huge fan of boy bands in her teen years and decided to create a fake boy band called Fancy to propose to her on Christmas Eve. He recorded a cheesy music video with his friends of their latest supposed hit “Abacus,” which naturally, ended with a marriage proposal.
The music video is filled with stereotypical boy band scenes, including choreographed dance moves and a scene with Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA backdrop. This was the first year Lauren went to his family’s house for Christmas so it was a big deal to begin with — imagine getting a proposal on top of that?
Dean is most definitely raising the bar for any other guy thinking of proposing. Previously, we’ve seen a variety of lip dub proposals, including one to One Direction, and a proposal by an illusionist. Soon there’s going to be a reality show on who can come up with the most creative, outlandish “viral video” proposal — you just watch.
Do you think the simple old restaurant proposal is enough now or do you prefer out of the box proposals?
Watch it here
The guys of One Direction love to make silly faces, say ridiculous things, and most of all, show off the most endearing awkward dance moves. I think it’s time to copyright the dance moves of the “Kiss You” video, and give them official names. Lets start, shall we? (source)
The “sexy shimmy”
The “confused Rebecca Black”
The angry mashed potato
The “push away the fake snow”
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If I was your boyfriend, I’d never let you go
Although Justin Bieber’s been going through some controversy in the New Year, he never turns away from his Beliebers. Justin’s Believe Tour started back up this weekend and NOTHING is stopping him. Well c’mon, with a body like that, who wouldn’t wanna get shirtless? [allfredoflores]
Future parents: Kimye
Were you surprised when you heard Kim Kardashian is preggers? I wonder if the baby will become BFFs with Blue Ivy? According to reports, Kim and Kanye have already turned down a $3 million offer from a magazine that wants exclusive photos of the newborn. Obviously Kris Jenner wasn’t in the talks for this, you know how she loves money, money, money. [lovekardashian]
Twitcam fun with your fave celebs
The guys from The Wanted may come across as super hot, hilarious and have accents you can’t resist, but they also spend a lot of their time interacting with fans. It’s no surprise that band member Nathan Sykes hopped on Twitcam for over an hour to answer question and read hilarious comments from the “TW Fanmily.” Please don’t ever change! [the-queen-of-dreams]
At least she’s being honest
I’m not 100 percent sure how I feel about Toddler and Tiaras but some of the things these kids say boggles my mind. I hope once they become adults, they can look back and realize how crazy they sounded — not only them but the way their parents acted too. I guess that’s the pageant lifestyle for you. [hiimalec]
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One Direction wants to “Kiss You” in their music video and you DEFINITELY want to kiss them back (or so we assume). What are we really saying? Be prepared to make out with your computer screen when you see their brand new video. In the Vaughn Arnell-directed video, the guys pay homage to The King of Rock himself, surfing, skiing, riding motorbikes and sailing.
Arnell, who’s the same mind behind “Live While We’re Young” and “Little Things,” was inspired by Elvis movies like Blue Hawaii, Roustabout and Jail House Rock. They even don dapper vintage sailor suits. Oh captain my captain! Who would not be on a ship sailed by the boys?
Arnell told MTV the music video is different, and less location based like “What Makes You Beautiful” and “Live While We Are Young,” because it’s all done in studio. There are even some inception shots where we see the filming of the guys being filmed. So of course, this music video is packed with the boys’ awkward facial expressions and spastic hand gestures…was that supposed to be a fist pump Louis? It also seems Liam is pretty confused by the Macarena at one point. It’s okay, they make up for it with many shippable moments — Harry groping Zayn’s man-boobs and Zayn giving Harry a smooch. Gif that Zarry shippers.
The boys themselves called the music video “pure stupidity.” Good public relation skills boys. Since they go shirtless, you get to relive that amazing sex-riot from that day they spent in Australia. Prepare to fangirl.
Watch the video here
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2012 was a year filled with great music. From viral videos to new artists to the explosion of EDM, there was no shortage of entertainment. We’ve compiled a handy list of the 25 best songs of the year for your listening pleasure.
25. “Payphone” – Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa
Maroon 5’s “Payphone” was catchy enough to get stuck in your head for days, featured mega-popular rapper Wiz Khalifa, and was an anthem for every young girl who was sick of having her heart broken. “One more stupid love song, I’ll be sick,” sang frontman Adam Levine. Me too, Adam…me too.
24. “HYFR” – Drake ft. Lil’ Wayne.
In case some of you out there still didn’t get it, HYFR stands for “Hell Yeah, F**kin’ Right.” It’s a pretty explicit song, but Drake’s swagger shines in all its glory with Lil’ Wayne’s signature drawl backing him up.
In non-news, “Haylor,” known formerly as Taylor Swift and Harry Styles, rang in the New Year with a glorious kiss in New York’s Time Square on Monday. Then I’m pretty sure (though it’s unconfirmed) that she morphed into a winged unicorn and floated into the sky since she’s clearly not living a human life. At the very least, some movie studio has been pranking us all these years by filming her life for an upcoming chick flick about a “regular country girl” who moves to Hollywood, becomes an amazing role model and starts dating a curly-haired dreamboat.
Swift performed “I Knew You Were Trouble” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” at ”Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Her kiss inspired supportive fans to get the hashtag #WeRespectHaylor trending on Twitter.
To be honest, I’m still not fully convinced the relationship is serious because I’m used to celeb couples (Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth and Jelena in the early days) shying away from the media instead of leading a parade down Central Park.
Meanwhile, the guys from One Direction took time from their busy schedules to wish Directioners a happy New Year, however, the comment ruling all others right now is wishful thinking: “They exchanged a look and suddenly one of them shied away and the other’s sullen face showed a hint of amusement. You know who I’m talking about! ”
The best part of any One Direction video is the subtle deconstruction of every word, look and expression the guys give from commenters — even if the video is only 11 seconds. In this case, ”they” means Harry and Louis… aren’t we over the whole Larry Stylinson thing people? They’ve both got special ladies of their own now.
What do you think of Haylor’s relationship? Do you think it’s real? Are you sick of hearing about it?
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BadLipReading added a whole new element of hilarity to their newest reading by dubbing over their victim’s lyrics with foreign languages. This round, they chose to dub over One Direction’s music video “Gotta Be You,” turning it into a movie trailer for Shadow Pico. The hypothetical art house film seems to be about cults, brotherhood and spilling blood.
Watch it here
The next time we meet again, 2013 will be well on its way. While I look forward to the new year ahead of us, I can’t help but look back at some of 2012′s hits and misses. Thus, I present to you the best and worst of 2012 a.k.a. the year the world was supposed to end according to the Mayan but didn’t (thanks, Doctor!). Enjoy!
HIT: One Direction Mania
Every couple of years, a new teenage heartthrob comes in to replace the older version. In 2012 though, we not only got one cutie patootie, we got FIVE all thanks to music business genius and X-Factor judge, Simon Cowell. One Direction hit North American by storm selling millions of records, filling up concert venues and causing riots everywhere they went. If they can shoot out more infectious pop hits and stay as charming as they are in interviews, they can easily bypass the press’ comparisons to the Beatles and maybe last longer the few years normally allotted to boy bands.
MISS: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez split up
With the final blow of a heart-wrenching split, it’s official: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were the Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake of this generation, minus the matching denim outfit. With only rumours of a rekindling love affair to keep us warm at night, I’m going to call this celebrity relationship as official over until they show up at the next red carpet event hand in hand. Otherwise, I guess the title of the greatest lasting love story of this generation has to go to Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth by default. They may not be as picture perfect as everyone would like them to be, but they’ve been together for years and are engaged. Congrats, Miley!
HIT: Honey Boo Boo
Whether or not you were laughing along or laughing at her, you can’t deny the attention the sassy pageant princess known as Honey Boo Boo garnered this year. Honey Boo Boo, a.k.a. Alana Thompson, and her rag tag redneck family entertained us all summer long with their unusual ways and head scratching taglines. While TLC has moved incredibly far from the educational channel it initially hoped to be, we can learn a lot from Honey Boo Boo with her high level of self-confidence that many people (adults included) lack. You go, Alana!
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Directioners, the worst kept secret has been revealed. Harry Styles has partially confirmed that he is in a relationship with Taylor Swift.
While attending the red carpet before their performance on the X Factor season finale, a reporter took the risk in asking Styles flat out about what’s going on between him and Swift.
But come on. It’s not like we didn’t know this already. With photographic evidence of the two holding hands and taking romantic strolls in the park, it would be kind of silly to think there isn’t anything going on between the two.
Though if you’re still upset about this, at least sweet, adorable Niall is still single.
Watch the video here:
Once upon a time, there was this really beautiful man named Elvis who made his fans LITERALLY swoon when he performed. You might have heard of him. If not, that’s okay, because the modern-day swooners of our time have taken inspiration from Elvis’ “Jail House Rock” for their upcoming music video. Of course, I’m talking about One Direction.
The boy band has been teasing their fans for the past few days with snippets of their latest single “Kiss You.” Based on the footage from the Bring Me to 1D contest, the guys are seen doing strange things on a motorcycle, prancing around in a jail, and dancing on surf boards. This all makes sense.
In the meantime, whilst we wait anxiously for the full video to come out, the guys have blessed us with a convenient lyric video for the song. And I will be conveniently humming this to myself for the rest of my life in a non-apologetic manner.
Listen to “Kiss You” here:
The fun never ends for Haylor. Harry Styles has added yet another tattoo to his body, but this one has just a slightly different significance. His belle, Taylor Swift was in the vicinity what the ink graced his ever-muscular frame.
After getting a (slightly random) tattoo of a pirate ship on his arm, tattoo artist Freddy Negrete posted a photo of the tat on Instagram. Something tells me he’s going to get a whole new clientele of One Direction fans asking for “I <3 Zayn” tattoos. That, or pirate ships.
The Internet is obviously going to have lots to say about this, especially in light of Taylor Swift’s recent video release of “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Is it just me, or is it ironic that the singer is seen sitting by her beau’s side as he gets a tattoo? Maybe this is foreshadowing, maybe not. I personally believe that this is just another cute outing between the two. Let’s brace ourselves for the never ending blossoming of Haylor.
One week til Christmas!
Hopefully you have gifts sorted out, stocking hung up, lights turned on, tree looking extra snazzy, ugly sweater hanging up, cookies waiting for Santa, fireplace lit, cookies baking and holiday music playing because we are one week away until the happiest day of the year — Christmas! [4uroras]
Well it’s 2012..
You’d think by now, children would be able to text Santa what they want for Christmas. As sad as it sounds, who wants to sit down and write with a pen and paper? It seems as though even my youngest cousins at 3-years-old already has an iPod touch! [miapam]
Rocking in the holidays with Bieber
Justin Bieber was on The Ellen Show Friday and not only did he perform an amazing acoustic performance, he spilled some news! This January, you can expect more music, with a brand new acoustic album! BRB I need a moment to take this in. [infinatemistake]
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Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit like holiday gifs. Especially if they involves Harry Styles, Charlie Brown, Justin Bieber or all of the above.
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For singers who are so accustomed to performing live on stage, Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles are pretty terrible at karaoke.
Singing (or shall I say butchering?) a rendition of Elton John and Kiki Dee’s ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ during an aftershow party, the lads’ voices were painfully high-pitched as the rest of One Direction and Taylor Swift danced really badly in the background.
But hey, if the singing thing doesn’t work out in the future (though I highly doubt that), perhaps these two can consider being a comedic duo? I really love their bromance.
Prepare to die of laughter (or screech in pain) here:
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” has finally arrived to grace the eyeballs of my fellow nerdlingers. But for those who didn’t get their hands on advance tickets (totally not me or anything), there are ways to savour The Hobbity goodness that awaits on the Internet. This week, TheWarpZone has blessed us with a random One Direction-Hobbit mash-up that is actually unbearably catchy.
The video shows Frodo and Bilbo fighting over that “one ring,” which is supposed to be a pun for “One Thing” by One Direction. The writers behind this video are just too good. It’s like they’ve hit the hearts of every fangirl who happens to love 1D and The Hobbit simultaneously. At least now we have something to listen to whilst we weep until we finally get to see “The Hobbit.”
In totally inconsequential, pointless news of the day, Taylor Swift and Harry Styles are actually living in the 80s teen movie Dirty Dancing. We know this because sometime during their intense love affair, which is blossoming as beautifully as a single red rose, Harry was photographed picking up Taylor in what can only be called a Patrick Swayze lift.
The photo at the top of the article was taken of the One Direction singer with the serial dater at the Z100 Jingle Ball after-party. Earlier that night, the two were spotted (blush) kissing. Regardless of what you think of them you have to admit they’re cute. And they really know how to work a photo op.
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Some Directioners are so deeply connected with their favourite member of the band that they tweet their personal phone numbers to Harry, Zayn, Niall — whoever — on the off chance one of the guys will ring them up for kicks.
Jon, from the YouTube channel SimplySpoons, decided to take advantage of this and prank call a couple fans by impersonating curly haired Harry Styles. Though his accent isn’t steller, it doesn’t really matter because you can hardly hear him over ALL THE SCREAMING.
After introducing himself, he talked to the fans about everything from going solo (he’s feeling disconnected from the other guys), cold remedies and Louis cutting down some trees.
I don’t know if the girls ever found out it was all a prank call but I’m sure they would have been devastated after bragging to all their friends for days
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Anyone who had tickets to the season nine grand finale of X-Factor UK on Sunday (Dec. 9) was dayam lucky because Rihanna AND One Direction KILLED their live performances.
Before James Arthur was crowned as victor, Rihanna did an emotional performance of “Stay.” Her vocals were flawless and you can tell she really taps into the emotion of the song each time she sings it — it’s clear she’s evolving as an artist.
X-Factor alum One Direction also performed their soon to be third single “Kiss You.” There was an awkward moment when Zayn’s microphone cut out but it also spurred him to hilariously rant to Harry after the performance around the five minute mark.
What was your favourite performance of the night?
Watch Rihanna perform “Stay”
One Direction perform “Kiss You”