So I am no professional photographer, but I managed to get some awesome shots of My Chemical Romance (and Neon Trees!) at the Showbox! Check it out!
Amber Pacific stopped by the studio to chat with Izzie and Danielle! Check out the photos of the interview and performance!
THE AUDITION took the stage before This Providence at Saturday's Private Performance. Check out the photos!
WOW. Demi Lovato has been opening up lately about the last few years of her life... and girlfriend is not afraid to be completely honest about what was going on.
In an amazingly revealing interview with Kit Hoover of Access Hollywood, Demi and her mom talked about what happened in the years leading up to Demi's stint in rehab.
“I’m very, very good at manipulating people and that was something that I did in my disease, I would manipulate everyone around me. There were times I would just continue to lie, so that everything looked OK on the outside,” she said.
She then revealed that her struggles with drugs were far worse than anyone ever imagined.
“Something I’ve never talked about before, but with my drug use I could hide it to where I would sneak drugs. I couldn’t go without 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine and I would bring it on airplanes,” she revealed. “I would smuggle it basically and just wait until everyone in first class would go to sleep and I would do it right there. I’d sneak to the bathroom and I’d do it. That’s how difficult it got and that was even with somebody [with me], I had a sober companion, somebody who was watching me 24/7 and living with me [and] I was able to hide it from them as well.”
She says she really hit the bottom and realized she needed help when she was in an airport drinking Vodka out of a soda bottle at 19 years old. She was on her way to a sober living house, but was far from sober herself.
“I think at 19 years old, I had a moment where I was like, ‘Oh my God… that is alcoholic behavior. [It’s] no longer, I’m young and rebellious and out having fun, it was, wow, I’m one of those people…I gotta get my s*** together,’” she said.
She also talked about her eating disorder in a way she never has before - she was extremely candid, and you could tell that the topic is still hard for her to talk about. After all, she's only 21, and she headed to rehab at 19; everything is still fresh in her mind.
Check out this video of her and her mom talking about Demi's eating disorder.
*stands up and claps*
As someone - especially a young person - in the public eye... it must have been incredibly hard for her to own up to her faults and mistakes. It's hard for anyone, but I can't imagine how she feels as a person with millions of fans expecting the best from her. This is awesome that she would step up and own up to everything. If it helps ONE person get the help they need, then it is well worth it.
What do you think about Demi's honesty?
This is so weird - and also pretty sad.
According to the AP, the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa says that the man standing on stage during Nelson Mandela's memorial providing the sign language interpretation... was really just moving his hands around.
The director, Bruno Druchen, said "[he] was moving his hands around but there was no meaning in what he used his hands for." Others called his movements, "gibberish."
Druchen and three other sign language experts say that the unidentified man was not signing in South African OR American sign language and that because of his arm movements, it was clear that he was not signing any other language.
The same man was the interpreter at an event last year (which was attended by South African President Jacob Zuma). A deaf person in the audience filmed the event and gave it to the federation for the deaf. After analyzing the video, they submitted a formal complaint to the ANC.
Aparently, bogus sign language interpreters are a problem in South Africa; those hiring interpreters usually don't sign, so they trust someone who says they can.
"They advertise themselves as interpreters because they know 10 signs and they can make some quick money," said Ingrid Parkin, principal of the St. Vincent School for the Deaf in Johannesburg. "It is plain and simple abise of the deaf community, they are taking advantage of the deaf community to make money."
Many people expressed outrage DURING the memorial on twitter and other social media outlets. Many provided video of the interpreter's repeating hand movements.
(PHOTO: PEDRO UGARTE, Getty Images)
(PHOTO: via Twitter on Sunday with the hashtag #AskPattie.Getty Images) Justin Bieber's mom - Pattie Mallette - answered a series of fan questions
Someone asked, "what was Justin's first word?"
Here is her response:
... That makes so much sense.
This is so scary! Watch this DOT camera in Wisconsin catch over 40 cars hit eachother during a snowstorm. Tragically, one person died and dozens were injured. THIS is why we are lucky we didn't get snow on the ground today. Yikes!
Carrie Underwood starred in a LIVE TV production of 'The Sound of Music' the other night (one of my favorite movies of all time, btw) on NBC. I was skeptical about how she would pull off the lead role (which was made famous by the incredible Julie Andrews)... I watched a few videos of her performance... and I can't say I'm impressed.
One big question I have is - why did they do this live? Just because? I think it would have been better if the singing was done in a studio (sorry!), and if it was shot more artistically... Overall, was a little weird in my opinion.
Critics are weighing in and are a little split on Carrie's performance, while one of the original cast members wasn't pleased at all...
Kym Karath, who played Gretl Von Trapp in the original movie production, took to twitter to express how she felt about it. "Mystified & disappointed so far by SOM special. So far only happy with Stephen Moyer,” she wrote. Later, she added: “Must admit some scenes are actually painful to watch." At the end of the night, she wrote, “Love Carrie Underwood but this role is just not right for her. She is lovely her voice is beautiful but acting is wrong." She DID add that she liked the scene with the Captain, Herr Detweiler and Baroness, and she loved Laura Benanti's performance. Clearly, it was Carrie she had a problem with.
What did YOU think? Did she pull it off? Check out Carrie's "Do-Re-Mi," and then Julie Andrew's version below!