7/29/2014 3:00 PM PDT, by Emily Trainham
Chris Pratt is one of the greatest celebrities in the world: he just is. He's hilarious, so sweet, and have you ever even looked at him? And that's why it's so great that he's starting to get bigger movie roles like this upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy" thing, and that super exciting new "Jurassic Park" movie. It's so great because we get to look at him more and hear his wonderful words.
Speaking of wonderful words, Chris has been making the rounds for the past little bit, promoting "Guardians of the Galaxy." And guys, he's been saying just the most wonderful things. Things about that insane body transformation he did for the movie, and just his outlook on life in general. Doesn't that sound great? Of course it does. So let's check it out.
On losing weight for the movie:
“They would send someone over to my house to measure me every week. It was like I was on ‘The Biggest Loser’ but there was no camera crew. They would send me prop guns... I would take a picture with it, pose with the gun so they could see how it looked in my hand. Meanwhile, what they're secretly doing is, ‘How fat is Chris, still?’ And that's what the photo was. They're like, ‘Oh, we also need you to try on these gloves. Make sure it's a full body shot with the glove on.’ Oh, yeah, thanks.”
On body image issues:
"I’m sure I can’t relate to what females go through in Hollywood, but I do know what it feels like to eat emotionally. To be sad and make yourself happy with food, and then be almost immediately sad again, and then ashamed. Then, you to try to hide those feelings with more food. I know what that’s like. It’s a vicious cycle, and it’s a very real thing. So, I know what it’s like to have body image issues. I also know that, if you just work hard and you enlist the help of good coaches, and you are coach-able and willing to work hard, you can actually change that. I offer a course. It’s $4,500. Anyone who has these issues, just get a hold of my people, and we’ll set it up. I’ll walk you through it. I don’t really offer a course."
On his career:
“I used to be a door-to-door salesman. I lived in a van. I’m a f---ing Hollywood movie star now. I’m going to be happy every day that I walk onto set because I’ve got nothing to complain about.”
Never change, Chris Pratt. Never, ever, ever. Become an immortal god so that you remain just as perfect as you are right at this moment in time. And also do every movie for the rest of time. Thanks!
7/29/2014 2:00 PM PDT, by Emily Trainham
Lady Gaga, bless her heart, it seems like she's been struggling a little bit lately, hasn't it? Her album sales for "Artpop" weren't exactly what the world thought they would be, and a whole lot of people seem to be tiring of her in general. It's just not that neat anymore to watch her be wacky and weird, and her songs are annoying and overwrought where they used to be kind of catchy and fun. So what's her solution? Drop everything and become a jazz singer!
Just kidding, sadly she isn't dropping everything, but she is doing the jazz thing! She's been collaborating with Tony Bennett quite a bit lately -- note that ultra ridiculous photo above -- and today they announced that they're doing an album together of jazz standards. It's called "Cheek to Cheek," and please just buy it. Buy it, buy multiple copies of it, and worship her again. She needs this, y'all. She needs it bad.
The good news is that this album is bound to be way better than any of her other albums ever could be. The bad news is that she still won't just go away. You win some, you lose some, you know? Them's the breaks.
7/29/2014 1:00 PM PDT, by Emily Trainham
Hey, were you just sitting around, wondering what gross, questionable thing that Miley Cyrus is doing these days? After all, we haven't seen any twerking or hard partying for a while, she could be doing anything out there! But she's not doing just anything: she's tattooing her friends!
Yep, this is Miley, professional singer, not professional tattoo artist, taking it upon herself to tattoo this work of art upon the ankle of her BFF, Cheyne Thomas:
Oh, that smiley face was totally worth it, you guys. Sure, the whole reason you're not supposed to tattoo someone if you're not a licensed artist in a shop is because dirty tattoo needles can spread hepatitis and whatnot, but no big deal, because check out that sweet ink! Way to make good choices, girl. Way to really prove yourself.
7/29/2014 12:15 PM PDT, by Emily Trainham
Well, look what we have here: it's Lana Del Rey -- little miss "don't talk about me, don't listen to my music," released a teaser for a music video to her song "Ultraviolence"! Isn't that something? You'd think that someone who makes music just for herself wouldn't even bother making a music video, much less a trailer for a music video, but it looks like you'd be thinking wrong.
But look, she's so artistic! And mysterious! And tortured! That's why she's looking sad in a wedding dress, get it?! You don't? That's because there's nothing to get. Lana just seems to say whatever will get her the most attention at any given time, regardless of whether or not it makes sense. So don't listen to her, don't talk about her, and for goodness' sake, don't watch this teaser. Don't go to one of her international concert dates either, because, as Lana said, it's none of your business.
Ugh, can we all please be over her already?
Filed Under: Lana Del Rey
7/29/2014 11:30 AM PDT, by Emily Trainham
This picture you see right here, this image of Farrah Abraham sitting on a big chair with a big, self-satisfied expression on your face, it's bound to put a whole lot of fear in your heart. And that's because, in addition to the silly face, the photo also announces that Farrah is going on something called the Bad B---- Tour. You might be wondering what a "bad b---- tour" is and what it entails, and the answer is this, according to Farrah:
Who's bad #badb----tour #djset #lingerie #coming-soon want me in your city ;)
What's going to happen is Farrah is going to be traveling across the country, doing something called a lingerie DJ set. That's sweet, right? It's nice that Farrah is able to use some of her natural talents -- wearing lingerie and being in public, for example -- to make up jobs for herself. It's actually so impressive that she was able to sit down and say to herself "Huh, I have the ability to be transported to different areas and also to put on racy garments, and I can make this into a career move!" That shows some smarts, friends. A whole big buttload of smarts.
7/29/2014 10:00 AM PDT, by Emily Trainham
Look, everyone -- look at this adorable perfection before you! It's Snooki and J Woww just going about their day, you know, heading down to a bed and breakfast in New Jersey in Victorian garb. Fancy hats, lacy gloves, parasols ... you know, like you do when you're a painfully adorable reality star in ... 2013?
Another neat thing about this photo, if you didn't notice, besides the totally random, totally awesome costumes, is that J Woww just had her baby daughter a couple of weeks ago while Snooki is about eight months pregnant -- don't they both look just so wonderful?! And historical? It's high time that we started appreciating these ladies for the gorgeous, delightful inspiring (yes, I said it) businesswomen that they are.
Verdict: Love it. Love the costumes, love the accessories, love the women. Love it all forever.
7/29/2014 9:00 AM PDT, by Sarah Taylor
Ever hear of a little game called "5 Second Summaries"? Because Jimmy Fallon and James Franco play it -- with regard to movies like "The Matrix," "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," and "Toy Story" -- and it is hilarious how off James Franco is. Honestly, James Franco is just so wrong when it comes to acceptable public behavior, it nearly treads into humorous territory. If he weren't likely trying so hard to come across as zany and eccentric, he might actually be even funnier than he is in this clip.
Just watch it, enjoy it, and don't over-think it too much -- it is actually that kind of good.
7/29/2014 8:00 AM PDT, by Sarah Taylor
In her first music video since debuting "Reach Out" way back in 2008 -- when she was just a mere 21 years old -- here's Hilary Duff's video for "Chasing the Sun," her first single off of her newest album.
The song isn't great -- it's poppy and kind of saccharine, and panders to a much younger crowd than what we expected Hilary would be going after all this time. If Hilary is trying to break free of her former Disney persona, this isn't the way to do it, because frankly, the majority of listeners to get into this hard will be the carefree kids who are watching "Austin and Ally" or "Jessie" these days, and not necessarily the audience tuning into "Orange is the New Black" or the "24" reboot. (Unless they're Aaron Carter.)
Incidentally, it sounds like she's trying to channel Colbie Caillat -- and while that isn't a bad thing, because Colbie can sing -- it's more like Colbie Caillat trying to pull off Sheryl Crow's "Soak Up the Sun," because the tunes are pretty similar in a lot of ways.
Bottom line, Hilary looks great. She really does. And we're gonna support her endeavors to revive a career in whatever fashion she sees fit, but if we're being totally honest with ourselves -- and you, and her -- we like the video (and her singing, of course) a whole lot more than we like the song itself.