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  • December8th

    On November 13th, twelve-time Billboard Music Award winner, Justin Bieber, released his fourth studio album titled Purpose. This is Bieber’s latest work since his 2012 record Believe. The “Somebody to Love” singer wanted to take a more minimalist route with this album, creating more electronic based track arrangements. Several singles have already been highly successful upon the release of the new album, including “Where R U Now,” “What Do You Mean?” and “Sorry.” Purpose features many collaborations with big artists in the industry today, such as Skrillex, Diplo, Big Sean, Travi$ Scott, Ed Sheeran, Halsey, and Nas.

    On the weekend of his Purpose debut, Justin Bieber decided to release a music video for every song on his new album to his fans. Bieber posted a new music video every hour on Saturday, November 14th to complete the release of his film titled Purpose: The Movement. The singer premiered the music video film in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on Friday in celebration of his new album. Bieber does not appear much in the music video film, but many of the collaboration artists featured on Purpose appear in the compilation.

    To learn more about Justin Bieber’s new album, visit the artist’s social media accounts below.

    Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Official Website

  • October12th

    Six time Grammy award winner, Global Fashion icon, and equality activist Lady Gaga has been adding more to her resume this Fall with debuting her highly anticipated role as “The Countess” in American Horror Story: Hotel. Her horrific demeanor, serial killer mindset, and mysterious craving for human blood have the audience wanting more and more. The show brought in 6 million viewers for the season premiere and took the number 2 spot of the night behind the season premiere of Empire on Fox.

    Gaga has also released a brand new music video for her song “Til It Happens to You” on Vevo last month. Gaga worked on this song to display a powerful message about sexual assault on college campuses today. Her song will be featured in the upcoming documentary The Hunting Ground which displays the horrific toll sexual assault can take on a person and their families.

    The Mother Monster has also collaborated within the fashion world this month, appearing in Tom Ford’s revolutionary 2016 spring collection film online. Lady Gaga both stars in the fashion video campaign and is used as the back track with her modern cover of “I Want Your Love” by Chic. As Gaga is known for her iconic fashion statements, we hope more collaborations with designers are to come in the future.

    Lady Gaga is rocking the entertainment world this Fall and we cannot wait to see what else she has in store.

    Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Lady Gaga Official Website

  • July16th

    Kid Cudi is a popular hip hop and rock recording artist originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He moved to Brooklyn with his dreams in mind and on a mixtape readily awaiting its discovery. He gained major recognition in 2008 after the release of his first official mix taped named, A Kid Named Cudi. He is currently signed under Republic Records, in addition to his own label, Wicked Awesome Records, which was independently founded by the artist in 2011.

    Kid Cudi is currently up to a few projects this year already. He is soon to be co-starring on Comedy Bang! Bang! which premieres Thursday, July 7th on IFC. People who know Cudi personally say that he is a naturally funny guy- so the show is definitely a different, yet appropriate direction his career is taking him.

    But no worries, Kid Cudi will never forget his creative origins. His upcoming album Speedin’ Bullet to Heaven is still unknown as to when it will be dropped but his Twitter account leads to much discussion about his emotional journey creating his music and the importance of taking the time to do so. For more information, check out his social media channels for updates.

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  • July13th

    Amy Schumer has cleared way in the world of comedy for her unapologetic and bluntly amusing sense of humor.

    First appearing in the television series, A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus, (2010) as a co-host, Shumer would accompany Mark Hoppus and correspondent Kate Riley as viewers indulged in musical performances by popular and upcoming bands.

    Now creator, star, writer and executive producer of her Emmy-nominated Comedy Central television series, Inside Amy Schumer, the sassy blonde’s career has been lifted to the next level. Her one-hour stand-up special, Mostly Sex Stuff, hones her provocative and racy reputation, althemeanwhile leaving the crowd sarcastically satisfied and informed more than they probably would prefer. Schumer’s most favorable material consists of topics most women- and men, would avoid in everyday and personal situations, which in Amy’s eyes, makes for a great basis of jokes and stories.

    Upcoming work of hers will be available in theaters July 17, 2015 when her movie, Trainwreck, premieres. It is directed by Judd Apatow and written by Schumer herself. The movie is said to tell a story of an unexpected relationship involving commitment issues and a never sought-after ‘good guy’ romance.

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  • June1st

    rihanna-diorRihanna’s highly anticipated collaboration with Dior was exactly what fans wanted to see, as she was seen strutting her “bad gal” look in the Dior Secret Garden IV campaign. Fashion icon Rihanna, who has been known to rock Dior on the red carpet multiple times, is the perfect match for this campaign with her edgy, sleek look. In March 2015, Rihanna was announced as the first black woman for the Parisian fashion house. With that being said, this fashion partnership is one for the books since Rihanna is the first woman of color to be seen as the face of Dior.

    Rihanna showed clips of the campaign on her Instagram before it was released which led to anticipation from her fans. Also, Dior released the video campaign first, via Twitter.

    On May 18th Dior released the 4:00 minute video, where Rihanna was seen in Dior’s fierce looks as she was roaming through the Palace of Versailles in France. Rihanna is seen bringing light to the dark rooms in Versailles, while wearing Dior’s hottest looks. This video was shot only using candlelight and moonlight, according to director Stephen Klein. The candlelight and moonlight showed off the metallic pieces of the newest Esprit Dior Tokyo collection. We look forward to seeing what else Rihanna has in store with Dior.

    SECRET GARDEN IV CAMPAIGN | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

  • February23rd

    Michael Keaton is a top notch actor for Hollywood, who has been credited for 73 acting roles, three Producer credits, and one Director credit. As Keaton has been fortunate enough for everything that he has been perusing, he is one of the biggest names in Hollywood and became even bigger when he took the role as Riggan in the film Birdman, which premiered in 2014.

    Keaton has won multiple awards, but his recent achievement was winning Best Actor for Musical or Comedy at the 2015 Golden Globes. Keaton has had a huge year in 2014 for his role in Birdman, that he is now nominated for Best Actor at the 87th Academy Awards.

    Their are many high hopes for Keaton to take home that OSCAR, however he has some competition between him and Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything, who won Best Actor for a Drama at the 2015 Golden Globes. The 87th Academy Awards premiers Sunday February 22nd

    As Keaton has had a big year in 2014, he is currently working on the movie Minions co-staring Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock, premiering this summer in July.

    IMDB | Twitter | Birdman Trailer

  • January26th

    Lily James is an English actress best known for her roles as Lady Rose MacClare in the drama Downton Abbey. She began her professional acting career as Ethel Brown in the 2010 BBC production of Just William. In 2012, James began to appear in Hollywood films, with roles in Wrath of the Titans and Fast Girls.

    She has been cast to star in the title role of the Disney film, Cinderella. The film’s expected release date is in March 2015. James will also star in the comedy film, Untitled John Wells Project, alongside Bradley Cooper, which will also premiere in 2015. In addition, she will have a lead role in the BBC One mini-series, War and Peace, premiering in 2015.

    James will have roles in the British films Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Their Finest Hour And A Half, which do not have set release dates yet.

    Instagram | Cinderella Trailer

  • December3rd

    Kaya Scodelario is a young British actress who first came to fame in the hit E4 TV series Skins (2008-10). Having had no prior acting experience, she played the role of Effy. Effy is the only character to have appeared in the first four series of the programme, starting with minimal speaking lines in the first series, to becoming the central character in the third and fourth.  Scodelario received critical acclaim and nominations for her acting skills, and reprised her role in 2013 when a whole episode was centred on Effy in the seventh and final series.

    Scodelario made her film debut in Moon (2009) which premiered at the Sundance Film festival. Moon co-starred Kevin Spacey and Sam Rockwell , received positive reviews and was nominated for a number of awards including a win at the Bafta’s. Her first leading film role was as Cathy in Wuthering Heights (2010). This also received positive reviews and Scodelario was even hailed as “a heart-wrenching revelation”. In 2012, she starred in the films Now is Good, co-starring Dakota Fanning and in Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes, co-starring Jessica Biel.

    This year has seen Scodelario star as the female lead in The Maze Runner co-starring Will Poulter. Her upcoming roles include The Moon and the Sun (2015) co-starring Pierce Brosnan and the reprisal of her role as Teresa Agnes in the sequel, The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.

    The Maze Runner | Twitter | Instagram

  • December3rd

    Rising actress Ophelia Lovibond’s first film role was in the 2005 version of Oliver Twist, co-starring Ben Kingsley and directed by Roman Polanski.  Before this, she was featured in the classic British TV series Holby City and Casualty, which was an amazing start to her film career.

    Since then, she has had roles in films such as No Strings Attached (2011) co-starring Oscar-winner Natalie Portman,  Mr Popper’s Penguins (2011), co-starring Jim Carey and A Single Shot (2011), co-starring Sam Rockwell.

    2014 has been a great year for Lovibond as she has starred in the Sky Atlantic TV series Mr Sloane co-starring Nick Frost and as Kitty Winters in the Emmy-Award nominated Elementary co-starring Lucy Liu and Johnny Lee Miller. She also featured in the box-office smash film Guardians of the Galaxy co-starring Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper. Next year sees her star in the romantic comedy Man Up co-starring Simon Pegg and the upcoming thriller Gozo.

    Elementary | Mr Popper’s Penguins | No String’s Attached

  • October14th

    The National Football League has chosen Katy Perry to perform her hit song “Roar” during the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show. In August, it was reported that Perry was on the shortlist of acts the NFL had under consideration, along with Rihanna and Coldplay. However, this year there was a catch—the NFL asked the three finalists to make a “financial contribution” to the league.

    Perry visited ESPN’s College GameDay on Saturday, October 4th, and shot down rumors that she would “pay to play” on the Super Bowl stage. According to Perry, she’s “not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl.”

    The NFL chose Perry to perform on football’s biggest day because of her range of current hits, relatively family-friendly music, and impressive social media following. With 58.1 million Twitter followers, she is the most popular celebrity on the social media site.

    A record of 111.5 million viewers watch last season’s Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, in which Bruno Mars performed during halftime. Lets see how many viewers Perry can draw in during Super Bowl XLIX!

    Check out Katy Perry’s upcoming tour dates here!

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