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5Ariana Grande releases ‘Break Free’ music video

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As much as I really didn’t want to, I totally love the Ariana Grande single ‘Problem’. It’s so good! It’s so catchy! I can even sorta ignore Iggy Azalea‘s presence on the track if I really try hard! Well, now Ariana’s got a new song to get stuck in your head. It’s called ‘Break Free’ and it’s her duet (?) with Zedd, who everyone seems to love, as well.

I don’t know how I feel about this one – definitely not as good as ‘Problem’, but it’s got potential. Here’s the official video for you to enjoy:

By the way, I just have to mention that the stupid fucking hairdo she has going on ALL the time with that extension ponytail drives me NUTS. It ages her about 10 years and it just really needs to go. I know it’s her Amy Winehouse beehive (i.e. trademark), but it’s God-awful.

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August 13, 2014 at 9:00 am by Jennifer

2Nicky Hilton is engaged to James Rothschild

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I suppose this is slightly happier news, if you know/care about Nicky Hilton. Last we heard of her, she was being dissed by Chloe Sevigny, and if that’s not D-List enough for you, I don’t know what is. But today, Nicky’s got big things happening: she’s engaged to banking heir James Rothschild. Don’t you love when money falls in love with money?

From US Weekly:

The Hilton Hotels heiress and fashion designer, according to the pal, said yes to her banker beau last weekend in Lake Como, Italy.

“They are both really excited and incredibly happy,” the insider tells Us of the pair.

Hilton, 30, and Rothschild (the heir to the famous European banking family) started dating in 2011 after meeting at supermodel Petra Ecclestone and James Stunt’s wedding in Italy. The sentimental spot was the ideal setting for Rothschild to propose.

“They went on a romantic anniversary trip over the weekend,” the source reveals. “He took her out on a boat into the middle of Lake Como and he proposed, got down on one knee and everything. It was incredibly romantic and beautiful.

Rothschild, it turns out, went to great lengths to make sure all the details were secured before he popped the question. The insider tells Us: “Last month, he actually flew from England (where he is based) to the States to ask her parents for her hand in marriage!”

Well, that’s sweet, I guess. So what will they do now? Well, they plan to celebrate their impending nuptials by going on a road trip around Europe, because what better do rich 30-somethings have to do with their lives than absolutely nothing?

Oh, whatever – let’s (pretend to) be nice today. Congrats to the happy couple!

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August 13, 2014 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
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2Lauren Bacall passes away at the age of 89

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More sad news to report, unfortunately: legendary film actress Lauren Bacall has passed away at 89 after suffering from a massive stroke. Not much else is known as she has kept a pretty low profile in recent years, but we do know that she died at home in New York.

Lauren was one of the most talented, beautiful actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age – she was absolutely stunning and will be missed by everyone who ever watched one of her films.

Let’s remember her amazing feisty nature in the best way possible: watching her on What’s My Line in 1953. They don’t make ‘em like this anymore, that’s for sure.

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August 13, 2014 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
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9Robin Williams officially died from “asphyxia due to hanging”

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As reported pretty much everywhere, Robin Williams was found dead of an apparent suicide on Monday at the age of 63. Incredibly sad news, and news that has raised a ton of discussion around the world in regards to mental health, substance abuse, etc.  Now an official statement has been released, giving us more of an insight (not that I think the public necessarily should have it) on what exactly happened.

From US Weekly:

In a press conference on Tuesday, Aug. 12, Lt. Keith Boyd told reporters that, while the investigation is ongoing, the Oscar-winning actor’s preliminary cause of death has been determined to be “asphyxia due to hanging.”

According to Lt. Boyd, Williams was found in his Tiburon, Calif., home at around 11:45 a.m. by his personal assistant, who became concerned when the actor failed to respond to knocks on his bedroom door. Boyd told reporters that Williams was discovered in a “seated position,” “slightly suspended” above the ground, with a belt around his neck.

There was also evidence, Boyd said, of superficial wounds on the inside of Williams’ left wrist. A pocket knife was found nearby.

Officials responded to the assistant’s 911 call at 11:55 a.m. According to Boyd, it’s unknown at this point when exactly he committed suicide, but he was pronounced dead just after 12:00 p.m.

Per Boyd’s timeline of events, Williams was last seen alive the previous evening at around 10:30 p.m., when his wife, Susan Schneider, went to bed. He retired to a different room in the house at some point that night.

So basically, he tried to slit his wrists first and when that didn’t work, he hanged himself. I can only imagine what a desperate state he must have been in – you would think that perhaps in a state of mania if he didn’t succeed in cutting his wrists, it might have snapped him back to reality a bit and made him stop and think. I don’t mean to be insensitive and I’m not blaming him – obviously I’ve never been there, so I can’t say for sure – I just think this keeps getting sadder and sadder and even when it’s someone you don’t know, it’s awful to see or hear about another person being in such pain.

Because the investigation is still going on, police wouldn’t reveal whether or not a note was left. We do know, however, that he had been in treatment for depression. Perhaps when he checked into rehab in the beginning of last month, he was hoping he could find help?

August 13, 2014 at 5:30 am by Jennifer
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1Taylor Swift looks stunning at ‘The Giver’ NYC premiere

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Taylor Swift took the music world by storm long ago, but now she’s set her sights on the film world, as well. She has a part in the upcoming film release of The Giver, and showed up at the NYC premiere yesterday looking absolutely stunning. However you feel about TSwift, you must admit, she’s a lovely girl who knows how to dress.

I’m not sure what’s happening with Katie Holmes’ outfit, unfortunately, but Taylor’s dress and makeup are flawless.

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August 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Jennifer
Filed Under: Movies, Taylor Swift

1Katy Perry wrote Iggy Azalea’s new single, ‘Black Widow’

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Iggy Azalea is THE WORST and pretty much everything wrong with the world, but people seem to really love her despite her racist and homophobic bullshit, so there’s that. ‘Fancy’ has become the unofficial song of the summer to some, she’s had massive success as a featured artist on Ariana Grande‘s hit single ‘Problem’, and now she’s about to release a new track with Rita Ora called ‘Black Widow’, which was written by none other than Katy Perry. Considering it has a super ‘Dark Horse’ vibe, I’m not at all surprised.

From Mix FM:

“Katy Perry said to me, ‘Hey I’ve got this song, I’ve been writing and I think you should do it. I just keep picturing you on it,’” Iggy explains to ABC News Radio. “That’s how my collaboration with her kind of began: first we had a friendship and then she wrote something that she had me in mind for. And, being that her album was already out, I said, ‘Will you let me have this for my album?’” Iggy laughs, “And she did me the kindness!”

I’m sure this will be a hit and everything, but Katy, come on girl. Get some standards.

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August 12, 2014 at 11:00 am by Jennifer