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  • 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.

    Official Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

  • October16th

    James Norton has had something of a turnaround in his career recently. Having made a memorable impact on audiences earlier this year when he played psychopathic kidnapper and killer Tommy Lee Royce in BBC’s Happy Valley, he is currently playing a more angelic role as an Anglican vicar Sidney Chambers in ITV’s Grantchester co-starring Robson Green.

    Norton has been building an impressive resume over the last few years with credits including film, TV and theatre. On stage he has featured in Posh (2010), That Face (2010) and Journey’s End (2011). He has received critical acclaim for his performances. In a review of Journey’s En;, The Independent wrote “James Norton….is stunning”.

    His TV credits have included guest appearances in Doctor Who (2013) co-starring Matt Smith, Blandings (2013) co-starring Jennifer Saunders and Death Comes to Pemberley (2013) co-starring Matthew Rhys.

    Norton’s film credits include the Academy-award nominated An Education (2009) co-starring Carey Mulligan, Rush (2013) co-starring Chris Hemsworth and the upcoming Mr Turner (2014), co-starring Timothy Spall and directed by Bafta-award winner and Academy-award nominated Mike Leigh. The film has been gaining critical acclaim and is in the running to be Academy nominated this year.

    Grantchester | Mr Turner

  • September23rd

    British actress Gemma Chan has appeared in a variety of popular TV shows such as Dr Who (2009) with David Tenant, award-winning The It Crowd (2010), co-starring Chris O’Dowd, and Bafta-winning Sherlock (2010), co-starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. She also had a lead role in the final series of Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2011), co-starring Billie Piper.

    Chan’s film career is equally impressive with roles in Shanghai (2010), co-starring John Cusack and the BAFTA-nominated Exam (2009). She also featured in the critically acclaimed Submarine (2011), co-starring Paddy Considine and The Double (2013), co-starring Jessie Eisenberg.

    This year has being a fantastic year for Chan as she co-starred alongside Chris Pine in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), directed by Kenneth Branagh. Later this year, she will star in London Fields, co-starring Johnny Depp and Amber Heard and in the British spy thriller The Game (2014), co-starring Brian Cox.

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  • August11th

    The 'Teen Choice Awards' winners and presentersOn August 10th, the much anticipated, 2014 Teen Choice Awards, was televised on Fox network. The award show was hosted by Teen Wolf star, Tyler Posey,  and Modern Family‘s own, Sarah Hyland. Presenters included, but were not limited to, the Kardashian and Jenner sisters, Taylor Swift, Lucy Hale, Megan Fox, Ian Somerhalder, and countless others. The show also had performances by; Jason Derulo, Magic!, Rixton, Demi Lovato & Cher Lloyd, and Becky G.

    Here are the list of this years 2014 Teen Choice Award Winners:

    MOVIES

    Choice Movie: Action:
”Divergent”

    Choice Movie Actor: Action:

Theo James, “Divergent”

    Choice Movie Actress: Action:
Shailene Woodley, “Divergent”

    Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy:
 ” The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

    Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Josh Hutcherson, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

    Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy : “
Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

    Choice Movie: Drama: “The Fault in Our Stars”

    Choice Movie Actor: Drama: Ansel Elgort, “The Fault in Our Stars

    Choice Movie Breakout Star:
Ansel Elgort, “Divergent” and “The Fault in Our Stars”

    Choice Movie Actress: Drama:
 Shailene Woodley, “The Fault in Our Stars”

    Choice Movie: Comedy
:” The Other Woman”

    Choice Movie Actor: Comedy: Kevin Hart, “Ride Along”

    Choice Movie Actress: Comedy: Emma Roberts, “We’re the Millers”

    Choice Movie Chemistry:
Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff and Shailene Woodley, “The Fault in Our Stars”

    Choice Movie Hissy Fit
: Jonah Hill, “22 Jump Street”

    Choice Summer Movie: “22 Jump Street”

    Choice Summer Movie Star:
Channing Tatum, “22 Jump Street”

    Choice Movie Liplock: Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, “The Fault In Our Stars”

    Choice Movie Scene Stealer:
Nat Wolff, “The Fault In Our Stars”

    Choice Movie Villain:
Donald Sutherland, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

     

    TELEVISION

    Choice TV Show: Drama “
”Pretty Little Liars” – WINNER

    Choice Summer TV Star: Male
: Tyler Blackburn, “Pretty Little Liars”

    Choice TV Actress: Drama: 
Lucy Hale, “Pretty Little Liars”

    Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
:” The Vampire Diaries”

    Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy:
Ian Somerhalder, “The Vampire Diaries”

    Choice TV Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy:
 Nina Dobrev, “The Vampire Diaries”

    Choice TV Show: Comedy:
 “The Big Bang Theory”

    Choice TV Actor: Comedy
: 
Ross Lynch, “Austin & Ally”

    Choice TV Actress: Comedy:
 
Lea Michele, “Glee”

    Choice TV: Animated Show: “The Simpsons”

    Choice TV: Reality Competition Show:
 “The Voice”

    Choice TV: Reality Show: Keeping Up With The Kardashians”

    Choice TV Reality Personality: Female
Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance

    Choice TV Reality Personality : Male: 
Adam Levine, “The Voice”

    Choice TV Reality Personality :Female
: Shakira, “The Voice” – WINNER

    Choice TV Male Scene Stealer:
Tyler Hoechlin, “Teen Wolf”

    Choice TV Female Scene Stealer:
Candice Accola, “The Vampire Diaries”

    Choice TV Female Breakout Star: Sasha Pieterse, “Pretty Little Liars”

    Choice TV: Male Breakout Star:
Brett Dalton, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

    Choice TV: Breakout Show: “Faking It”

    Choice Summer TV Show:
“Wipeout”

    Choice Summer TV Star: Male
Tyler Blackburn, “Pretty Little Liars”

    Choice Summer TV Star: Female
Ashley Benson, “Pretty Little Liars”

    MUSIC

    Choice Summer Music Star: Female
Demi Lovato

    Choice Male Artist:
 
Ed Sheeran

    Choice Female Artist: 
Ariana Grande

    Choice Twit: 
One Direction

    Choice Music Group:
One Direction

    Choice Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist:
Calvin Harris

    Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist:
Iggy Azalea

    Choice Rock Group: Imagine Dragons

    Choice Male Country Artist:
Luke Bryan
Hunter Hayes

    Choice Female Country Artist:
 Taylor Swift

    Choice Country Group: 
Lady Antebellum

    Choice Break-Up Song :
“Story of My Life,” One Direction

    Choice Country Song:
“This is How We Roll,” Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan

    Choice Single Female Artist: 
“Problem,” Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea

    Choice Single Male Artist: 
“Sing,” Ed Sheeran

    Choice Single Group: 
“Story of My Life,” One Direction

    Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song: “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX

    Choice Rock Song:
“Pompeii,” Bastille

    Choice EDM Song:
“Wake Me Up,” Avicii

    Choice Love Song:
“You & I,” One Direction

    Choice Music Breakout Artist: Austin Mahone

    Choice Music: Breakout Group:
5 Seconds of Summer

    Choice Summer Song: “Really Don’t Care,” Demi Lovato featuring Cher Lloyd

    Choice Summer Music Star: Female
Demi Lovato

    Choice Summer Music Star: Male
Jason Derulo

    Choice Summer Music Star: Group, 5 Seconds of Summer

    Choice Summer Tour: One Direction, “Where We Are Tour”

     

    FASHION

    Choice Female Hottie: Selena Gomez

    Choice Male Hottie:
 One Direction

    Choice Smile: Harry Styles

     

    SPORTS

    Choice Male Athlete:
LeBron James

    Choice Female Athlete:
Serena Williams

     

    OTHER

    Candie’s Choice Style Icon:
Zendaya

    Choice Comedian:
Kevin Hart

    Ultimate Choice:
Selena Gomez

    Choice Web Star: Female
: Bethany Mota

    Choice Web Star: Male: 
Tyler Oakley

    Olay Fresh Effects Breakout Star Award: 
Odeya Rush

    Choice Viner: 
Cameron Dallas

    Choice Web Star: Fashion/Beauty 
Zoe Sugg (“Zoella”) – WiNNER

    Choice Web Star: Comedy: 
Our2ndLife

    Choice Web Star: Music: 
Shawn Mendes

    Choice Web Star: Fashion/Beauty:
Zoe Sugg (“Zoella”)

    Choice Web Star: Gaming: PewDiePie

    Choice Web Collaboration: 
Troye Sivan & Tyler Oakley – The “Boyfriend” Tag

    Choice Social Media King: 
One Direction

    Choice Social Media Queen:
Katy Perry

    Choice Instagrammer:
 Miley Cyrus

    Choice Fanatic Fans:
#Directioners

     

     

  • August5th

    img-thingHeather Morris is currently, most well-known for her role as Brittany, a lesbian cheerleader or “cheerio”, on Fox’s hit television series, Glee. However, unbeknownst to many fans, Morris’ career did not start with the musical-comedy/drama. In 2006 Morris appeared on Season 2 of, So You Think You Can Dance, where she made it to “Vegas Week”. A year later, Morris received her big break as she was cast as one of Beyonce’s backup dancers on The Beyoncé Experience world tour. Later, she worked again with Beyonce on a mini “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It” promotional tour, and also danced backup for her and Tina Turner at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards  in 2008. Morris began to appear in small roles in films and television shows such as, Fired Up, Swingtown and Bedtime Stories.

    In 2010, Morris made her appearance on the television series she is most associated with, Glee. She was recruited by Zach Woodlee, the choreographer for the Beyonce tour Morris was on, to teach the choreography for Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” dance to the Glee actors for a number in the show. During this time time, the show was looking for a third cheerleader, and Morris ended up landing the role of Brittany. The character was initially never written to be more than a background role, but the role grew as writers discovered Morris had a gift for delivering one-liners in a dim and sarcastic manner. The character became more prominent throughout the first season, moving from a moody cheerleader to the love interest of head Cheerio, Santana, making them the new favorite couple on the show. Along with Glee, Morris has appeared on film in ; Glee: 3D Concert Movie, Ice Age: Continental Drift, and Spring Breakers.

    In September of 2013, the actress/singer/dancer became a mother to son Elijah with her long time boyfriend Taylor Hubbell. Due to her pregnancy, Morris decided to only guest star on Season 5 of the show, instead of being a regular, in order to spend more time with her new family. Morris is now apparently juggling motherhood along with work. Although not all the details have been released, Morris is working on a TV movie called, Romantically Speaking, where she plays character Ariel Cookson. It seems that Morris is only counting to make her mark in television and film. You Go Heather! Your fans will be cheering you on!

  • August5th

    young-and-hungry-key-art-largeYoung and Hungry. Two individual words, that when attached,  perfectly describe the star of ABC’s new sitcom Young& Hungry, Emily Osment. After playing Miley Cyrus’ lovable best friend, Lilly, on the Disney series, “Hannah Montana”, Osment is certainly “young”, and “hungry” to star in a show of her own. Which is exacty what she is doing. The sitcom was created by David Holden, and is being executively produced by Osment’s fellow Disney star, Ashley Tisdale. The series follows a wealthy, young tech entrepreneur Josh (Jonathan Sadowski), who hires an energetic and feisty young food blogger named Gabi (Emily Osment) to be his new personal chef. Although Josh is in a committed relationship, sparks fly between the two characters and they inevitably end up sleeping together on the first episode. Throughout the comical series, the two characters struggle go back and forth in regard for how the feel about one another. The cast is also comprised of actors, Rex Lee, Kym Whitley and Aimee Carrero, each of whom bring their own comedic flair to the show.

    The sitcom is loosely based upon the life of San Francisco food blogger, Gabi Moskowitz, who created her blog, BrokeAss Gourmet, in 2008. Moskowitz is an executive consultant on the show and does a webisode once a week where she cooks with members of the cast on the “Young & Hungry” set. Although the character on the series is not based on the life of Moskowitz, she is involved in the show and believes that both she and the character share similar and loveable qualities.

    It is clear that this generational sitcom has all the right ingredients to whip up just what audiences want to watch!

  • July9th

    1403277899_stretchDo you ever find yourself watching a show like American Idol and think; “How did they put him/her through to the next round? What are these judges thinking? I wonder what I would do if I were a judge…” Well, you no longer have to wonder. Thanks to ABC’s new reality singing competition, Rising Star, the traditional televised vocal competition has been reinvented, and viewers now have the final say. By downloading the free Rising Star App, viewers can vote either “YES” or “NO” during the performance and the vote is counted in real-time. The new reality show airs every Sunday at 9pm, with host Josh Groban and celebrity panelists; Brad Paisley, Kesha and Ludacris. The show follows this seasons group of aspiring singers as they audition live in front of a panel of judges, a studio audience and viewers across America.

    The show is based on the Isreali singing competition, HaKokhav HaBa (meaning “The Next Star”) created by Keshet Broadcasting Ltd.  Rising Star is from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), and DC Media. The singing competition for ABC will mark the company’s first foray into the market since its formation in October. Ken Warwick (American Idol) and Nicolle Yaron (The Voice) are executive producing.

     Each performance begins with the contestant singing behind a screen (“The Wall”).In order to move on, the contestant must reach 70% of “Yes” votes. Alongside the viewers vote, the three panelists are given 7% of the vote each, which can be added in for the contestant if they choose. The performers can also see how the voting went, so feedback is as immediate as the voting. Throughout the season, competitors will be eliminated if they fail to raise the wall, until the final stage of the competition, wherein four singers will compete to win the title of “The Next Rising Star” and a recording contract with Capitol Records

    This is the viewers chance to download the App and help the esteemed panel find the next “Rising Star” !