MUSIC BUZZ: DRAKE BELL
Not everyone can say they have 10 Kids Choice Awards clinking around their digs, but Drake Bell certainly can. As star of Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh, Bell is no stranger to the kind of success that can be dizzying. But music is another great passion that ignites the fire inside this talented artist and Bell is gearing up for the release of his new album, ‘Ready, Steady, Go!’ swimming against the tide with a rockabilly sound. We catch up with Bell to find out what makes him tick. (FOR FULL INTERVIEW, GO TO MUSIC PAGE)
Haley Ramm is a name you’d better get used to hearing and a talent you’ll be seeing plenty of in 2014. With an enviable resume that includes Flight Plan, X:Men Last Stand, Into The Wild and 2012’s Disconnect, Ramm is on the fast track to the top of the Hollywood heap. And this summer, the 22 year-old beauty takes on a starring role as Brenna on the anticipated new ABC Family drama, Chasing Life. (FOR FULL INTERVIEW, GO TO FEATURED ARTICLES PAGE) CAMERON DIAZ, KATE UPTON AND LESLIE MANN BRING THEIR ROMANTIC COMEDY ‘THE OTHER WOMAN’ TO LOS ANGELES!
Dynamic trio Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton came together on Monday night for the Los Angeles premiere of their romantic comedy, The Other Woman. Diaz led the way down the red carpet, taking the plunge in a black cocktail dress, showing off her enviable pins. Kate Upton gave Diaz a run for her money, attempting to tame her curves in an strapless embellished Dolce and Gabbana mini dress. (FOR MORE, GO TO NEWS + EVENTS PAGE) OUTKAST, PHARRELL, MUSE, KID CUDI, MGMT AND LORDE ROCK THE STAGE AT COACHELLA!
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival rolled into its second weekend with the California desert overrun once again by thirsty revelers, amped for more sonic sounds delivered by their favorite artists. Friday brought back an energized Ellie Goulding, and Chromeo, with sister duo Haim and Lorde satisfying the crowd. OutKast returned, belting out crowd pleasers like ‘Ms. Jackson’ and ‘Hey Ya’ while Pharrell roped in his famous friends Jay Z, Usher and T.I. for an eclectic set that included ‘Get Lucky’ and ‘Happy.’ (FOR MORE, GO TO MUSIC PAGE) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS TAKEN TO THE NEXT LEVEL IN WALLY PFISTER’S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT ‘TRANSCENDENCE’!
It was only a matter of time before Wally Pfister took center stage after being director of photography to mentor Christopher Nolan on such films as Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises and Inception. And choosing the Jack Paglen-penned Transcendence as his directorial debut was a bold choice. And a choice that yields mixed results. (FOR REVIEW, GO TO FILM PAGE)
NAS DOCUMENTARY ‘TIME IS ILLMATIC’ OPENS TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2014!
Robert De Niro and movie producer Jane Rosenthal put together the Tribeca Film Festival in 2002 as a place for indie directors from around the world to come together and get their day in the sun, showcasing their work. The mere fact that Time is Illmatic is opening the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival is noteworthy. It also shows how far we have come, where a documentary about a rapper from Queens can open a prestigious film festival. (FOR MUST-SEE FESTIVAL FILMS, GO TO FILM PAGE) EMMY ROSSUM, JORDANA BREWSTER, JANUARY JONES, JAIME KING, ZOE KRAVITZ, SOLANGE AND MORE PARTY AT CHOO.08 LAUNCH PARTY!
Tuesday night in Beverly Hills brought out Hollywood stars for the launch of CHOO.08, hosted by Jimmy Choo creative director, Sandra Choi. Shameless star Emmy Rossum led the way, drenched in the spring-spirit in a thigh-high structured Kaufmanfranco resort 2014 mini-dress. Jaime King looked her model-best in a short black and white Valentino frock while the ladies of Mad Men, Christina Hendricks and January Jones both opted for black looks for the swanky fashion affair. (FOR MORE, GO TO FASHION + BEAUTY PAGE) ‘CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER’ TAKES THE NO.1 BOX OFFICE SPOT FOR THE 2ND WEEK!
The question this weekend was, which sequel would reign supreme, as Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Rio 2 went head-to-head. And the former came out on top, with Captain America: The Winter Soldier taking the top spot for the second week in a row, taking in $41.2 million, edging out the animated Rio 2. (FOR MORE, GO TO FILM PAGE) LUPITA NYONG’O, RIHANNA, JESSICA ALBA, MILA KUNIS, JARED LETO AND MORE PARTY AT 2014 MTV MOVIE AWARDS!
Style ‘It’ girl Lupita Nyong’o did not disappoint at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, wowing on the red carpet in a colorful printed Chanel dress paired with bright blue heels, ready for spring. Also getting into the freshness of the season was Jessica Alba, who looked pretty in a white strapless crop top and high-waisted lemon-yellow skirt. Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Ellie Goulding, Shailene Woodley, Zac Efron, Jared Leto and more joined in on the awards show fun! (FOR MORE, GO TO NEWS + EVENTS PAGE) MICHELLE WILLIAMS GETS BRIGHT AND PLAYFUL IN LOUIS VUITTON S/S 2014 ACCESSORIES CAMPAIGN!
A lighter and brighter Michelle Williams returns as the face of Louis Vuitton accessories in a stunning Spring/ Summer 2014 campaign. The Blue Valentine star looks playful in many of the shots, photographed by Peter Lindbergh and styled by Carine Roitfeld, a former Vogue editor. (FOR MORE, GO TO FASHION + BEAUTY PAGE) BUZZWORTHY: STEVIE LYNN JONES
As her blue-green eyes pierce and the crinkle in her wide smile warms, being easy on the eyes is a small part of what Stevie Lynn Jones is about. Whip smart, funny and driven with talent to spare, Jones is ready to take flight with her starring role as Beth Ann Gibson on NBC’s new hit drama, Crisis. We settle in with the Los Angeles native to find out more. (FOR FULL INTERVIEW, GO TO BUZZWORTHY PAGE) EMMA STONE IS YELLOW PERFECTION IN ATELIER VERSACE AT ‘THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2′ LONDON PREMIERE!
Thursday night in London belonged to Emma Stone who lit up the red carpet in an embellished lemon-yellow Atelier Versace floor length gown at the world premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 held at the Odeon in Leicester Square. Stone looked like a classic Hollywood star from the golden age of film with her red tousled curls and deep plum-stained lips. Stone was joined by boyfriend and leading man Andrew Garfield. (FOR MORE, GO TO FILM PAGE) BEAUTY TALK…WITH KELTIE KNIGHT
Keltie Knight is a blonde bundle of energy, irrepressible and full of life. Playing to her strengths, Knight channeled all that energy into a successful brand that includes celebrity correspondent, author and the personality behind A Pretty Heart blog on Buzznet, attracting over 8 million readers monthly. We catch up with the former Rockette to talk beauty, fashion and Hollywood. (FOR FULL INTERVIEW, GO TO FEATURED ARTICLES PAGE) ALL MEN MUST DIE: GAME OF THRONES IS BACK FOR SEASON 4!
‘All men must die’ is the title of episode one of the highly anticipated fourth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones which is arguably the best show on television right now. And many men have died in the name of honor and vengeance since HBO first added Game of Thrones to its line up in 2011. What David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have managed to do with the imaginings of George R.R. Martin is incredible in both the vastness of the scope of this epic series, and the storytelling and interplay between characters and warring families. (FOR REVIEW AND CATCH UP, GO TO TELEVISION PAGE) JANUARY JONES AND JESSICA PARE HEAT THINGS UP AT ‘MAD MEN’ SEASON 7 HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE!
The entire cast of AMC’s Mad Men gathered at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood on Wednesday night for a celebration of the seventh and final season of the hit drama. Leading man Jon Hamm looked very much like his alter ego Don Draper in a blue suit. He was joined on the red carpet by screen daughter Kiernan Shipka, looking all grown up in a purple Nina Ricci frock and screen wife Jessica Pare, who stunned in a green one-shoulder Antonio Berardi dress. (FOR MORE, GO TO TELEVISION PAGE) MUSIC SPOTLIGHT: THE CEREMONIES
The Ceremonies are the kind of rock band you want to get into. This Los Angeles bred trio are bringing something fresh and authentic to the table, cutting against the grain with their 80s New Wave/ Alternative Rock sound. Brothers Matthew, Mark and Michael Cook formed the band in 2010, choosing their moniker as a representation of their favorite philosophies, songs and poems. Now signed to joint label Atom Factory Entertainment and Capitol Records, the group released their first EP, Land Of Gathering and are without a doubt, the band to watch in 2014. (FOR FULL INTERVIEW, GO TO FEATURED ARTICLES PAGE)