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Review: Young delivers heartfelt "A Letter Home"

Neil Young, "A Letter Home" (Reprise).....»»

Category: reviewsSource: yahooJul 10th, 2017

Nicole Kidman Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence in Emotional Letter

Nicole Kidman just penned a heartfelt letter speaking out domestic violence. The 50-year-old actress, who portrays a victim of abuse on Big Little Lies, noted the importance of women coming together to face challenges. “My feminist roots have also led me to the UN Women and my work as its Goodwill Ambassador. It is in [...] Nicole Kidman just penned a heartfelt letter speaking out domestic violence. The 50-year-old actress, who portrays a victim of abuse on Big Little Lies, noted the importance of women coming together to face challenges. “My feminist roots have also led me to the UN Women and my work as its Goodwill Ambassador. It is in this role that I come to fully understand the barriers that women around the world are facing. I have focused on lending my voice to women who are survivors of violence. The stories I have heard from them have shaken me to the core and changed me forever,” Nicole wrote in the letter published in Porter magazine. She added that she has been able to witness survivors “reclaim their lives” and knows how crucial it is. “More than ever, I am aware of the need to support and celebrate each other. I like to believe I am part of a global support group network of 3.4 billion….Each of us, in ways big or small, will come across challenges, often arising out of the fact that we are women in a still unequal world. It has happened to me; I am sure it has to you. In those moments, I like to think of those who have my back, who lifted me up and encouraged me to believe in myself,” Nicole wrote. Read the rest of Nicole‘s letter in the latest issue of Porter magazine......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 30th, 2017

Taylor Swift Reflects on "Reputation" & Society in Heartfelt Letter to Fans

Taylor Swift is getting personal in a reflective letter to fans, which she wrote for the Target-edition physical copy of her new album Reputation, which dropped today. The letter serves as the prologue for a book of personal poetry included with with the album. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Taylor Swift Taylor begins [...] Taylor Swift is getting personal in a reflective letter to fans, which she wrote for the Target-edition physical copy of her new album Reputation, which dropped today. The letter serves as the prologue for a book of personal poetry included with with the album. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Taylor Swift Taylor begins by stating, “Here’s something I’ve learned about people,” and proceeds to share her thoughts on her generation, social media, and the ups and downs of fame. “We think we know someone, but the truth is that we only know the version of them they have chosen to show us,” she writes. “We know our friend in a certain light, but we don’t know them the way their lover does. Just the way their lover will never know them the same way that you do as their friend. Their mother knows them differently than their roommate, who knows them differently than their colleague. Their secret admirer looks at them and sees an elaborate sunset of brilliant color and dimension and spirit and pricelessness. And yet, a stranger will pass that person and see a faceless member of the crowd, nothing more. We may hear rumors about a person and believe those things to be true. We may one day meet that person and feel foolish for believing baseless gossip.” Click inside to read the rest of Taylor’s letter… “This is the first generation that will be able to look back on their entire life story documented in pictures on the internet, and together we will all discover the after-effects of that,” she continues. “Ultimately, we post photos online to curate what strangers think of us. But then we wake up, look in the mirror at our faces and see the cracks and scars and blemishes, and cringe. We hope someday we’ll meet someone who will see that same morning face and instead see their future, their partner, their forever. Someone who will still choose us even when they see all of the sides of the story, all the angles of the kaleidoscope that is you.” “The point being, despite our need to simplify and generalize absolutely everyone and everything in this life, humans are intrinsically impossible to simplify,” she adds. “We are never just good or just bad. We are mosaics of our worst selves and our best selves, our deepest secrets and our favorite stories to tell at a dinner party, existing somewhere between our well-lit profile photo and our drivers license shot. We are all a mixture of our selfishness and generosity, loyalty and self-preservation, pragmatism and impulsiveness. I’ve been in the public eye since I was 15 years old. On the beautiful, lovely side of that, I’ve been so lucky to make music for a living and look out into crowds of loving, vibrant people. On the other side of the coin, my mistakes have been used against me, my heartbreaks have been used as entertainment, and my songwriting has been trivialized as ‘oversharing.’” “When this album comes out, gossip blogs will scour the lyrics for the men they can attribute to each song, as if the inspiration for music is as simple and basic as a paternity test,” she goes on. “There will be slideshows of photos backing up each incorrect theory, because it’s 2017 and if you didn’t see a picture of it, it couldn’t have happened right?” “Let me say it again, louder for those in the back . . .” she shares. “We think we know someone, but the truth is that we only know the version of them that they have chosen to show us,” she reiterates. “There will be no further explanation,” she finishes. “There will just be reputation.” TAYLOR SWIFT's #reputation : Prologue pic.twitter.com/IXD23WQagN — rep (@labanizzle) November 9, 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 10th, 2017

Review: Young delivers heartfelt "A Letter Home"

Neil Young, "A Letter Home" (Reprise).....»»

Category: reviewsSource: yahooJul 10th, 2017

Malcolm Young Dead - AC/DC Guitarist Dies at 64

Malcolm Young, one of the co-founders of the band AC/DC, has died at the age of 64. The band confirmed the sad news with a statement on their website. “Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young,” the statement read. “He leaves behind an enormous legacy [...] Malcolm Young, one of the co-founders of the band AC/DC, has died at the age of 64. The band confirmed the sad news with a statement on their website. “Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young,” the statement read. “He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever. Malcolm, job well done.” Australia’s SBS confirmed that Young passed away on Saturday (November 18) with his family by his side. Young quit the band a few years ago after he revealed that he had been suffering from dementia. He co-founded the band in 1973 with brother Angus Young. We send our thoughts and condolences to Malcolm‘s loved ones during this difficult time......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 18th, 2017

French Film Icon Catherine Deneuve Apologizes To Sexual Assault Victims For Her #MeToo Comments — But ALSO Has More To Say…

Well this is quite the backtrack. Last week, French star Catherine Deneuve shocked many when she signed a public letter SLAMMING the #MeToo movement, which labeled the anti-harassment campaign a "witch hunt" against men. After quite a bit of backlash for her backwards stance, the 74-year-old has since responded to her critics and apologized to victims [...] Well this is quite the backtrack. Last week, French star Catherine Deneuve shocked many when she signed a public letter SLAMMING the #MeToo movement, which labeled the anti-harassment campaign a "witch hunt" against men. After quite a bit of backlash for her backwards stance, the 74-year-old has since responded to her critics and apologized to victims of "odious acts." Related: Eliza Dushku's On-Set Legal Guardian Corroborates Molestation Claims On Monday, Deneuve released a personal statement in the national newspaper Liberation. In an attempt to downplay the controversy, she wrote: "I have been an actress since I was 17 years old. I could obviously say that I've often been a witness of situations that were more than indelicate, or some that I know from other actresses about filmmakers who cravenly abused their power... What creates situations that are traumatizing and unbearable is always the power, the subordination or some sort of overpowering. The trap occurs when it becomes impossible to say no without risking one's job, or being subjected to humiliations and degrading sarcasm." Okay, solid start. Catherine went on to suggest that a solution to this problem would arise if we better educated "our boys as well as our girls." We concur. However, the film icon didn't completely walk back her support, as she stood by the letter's criticism of the media's role in the movement. She continued: "I don't like this aspect of our times where each feels the right to judge, arbitrate, condemn – a society where simple denunciations on social networks lead to punishment, job losses and often lynching in the media." Catherine also refused to endorse some of the women who signed the public letter. Specifically, Deneuve took an issue with Brigitte Lahaie, who claimed during a TV interview that a woman could have an orgasm during a rape. On that claim, the Belle de Jour actress stated: "...saying on a TV channel that one can have an orgasm during a rape is worse than spitting on the face of all those women who have been victim of this crime." Intense stuff. Catherine didn't stop there though, as she added: "Nothing in the letter pretends that harassment has some good, otherwise I would not have signed it." And for those who accused her of being anti-feminist, Deneuve reminded her haters that she was "one of the 343 sluts" who signed a manifesto admitting to having an abortion when it was still illegal in France. Deneuve concluded: "I am a free woman and I'll always be. I salute fraternally all the victims of odious acts who may have been offended by this public letter published in Le Monde. It is to them and them only that I present my apologies." What do YOU think?? Do you accept her apology?? SOUND OFF in the comments (below)! [Image via Patricia Schlein/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 15th, 2018

Al Franken Receives Letter Of Support From Dozens Of Women Who Worked On SNL Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations!

Several male celebrities have been lit up with sexual misconduct allegations in the past few months, but not everyone deserves to go up in flames with the likes of uber-predators Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. Namely, Al Franken, who has received a letter of support from dozens of female Saturday Night Live staffers amid the recent [...] Several male celebrities have been lit up with sexual misconduct allegations in the past few months, but not everyone deserves to go up in flames with the likes of uber-predators Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. Namely, Al Franken, who has received a letter of support from dozens of female Saturday Night Live staffers amid the recent allegations that have come out against the Democratic senator. The letter, signed by 36 former writers, production assistants, costume designers, and cast members, did not condone Franken's actions toward Leeann Tweeden, who accused him of kissing and groping her without consent on a 2006 USO tour. In fact, the former cast and crew members were quick to call his actions "stupid and foolish." Related: The Ranch Is Hitting Netflix Despite Danny Masterson's Rape Allegations But the letter, published in Tuesday's Star Tribune, also made sure to state that Franken was nothing but commendable during his time on the show, where he treated every woman (or at least every signatory) "with the utmost respect and regard." While the message of support does not mention the more recent allegations made against the Senator, the 36 women stated unequivocally that "not one of us ever experienced any inappropriate behavior" from Franken during his SNL days, adding: "In our experience, we know Al as a devoted and dedicated family man, a wonderful comedic performer, and an honorable public servant." Well, good to know he didn't act like an immature creep at work -- he reserved that behavior for USO tours and state fairs! Read the full letter of support, with signatories including OG cast members Jane Curtin and Laraine Newman, HERE. [Image via NBC/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 21st, 2017

Amber Tamblyn Pens Open Letter to James Woods After He Called Her a Liar: "I Call You a Silencer" - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterAmber Tamblyn Pens Open Letter to James Woods After He Called Her a Liar: "I Call You a Silencer"Hollywood Reporter"Are you and your history with women and girls a part of the problem, Mr. Woods? Go now and look in the mirror and ask yourself if this is true. Go on, I'll wait. But I won't hold my breath," writes the actress to Woods in a letter published on Teen ...Amber Tamblyn Pens Letter in Response to James Woods and His 'Predatory' BehaviorBillboardAmber Tamblyn fires back at James Woods with scathing letter after Twitter spatCNNAmber Tamblyn Writes an Open Letter to James Woods After He Denied Trying to Pick Her Up When She Was 16PEOPLE.comRollingStone.com -Us Weekly -Variety -Jezebelall 28 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 13th, 2017

Football Star Michael Bennett Accused Of False Racial Profile Claims Against Police — The NFL Responds!

As we reported, on August 27 after the Mayweather-McGregor fight in Las Vegas, Seattle Seahawks star Michael Bennett was walking back to his hotel when cops singled him out after gunshots were heard in the area. On Wednesday, he published a letter on social media accusing authorities of "excessive use of force," and solely targeting him [...] As we reported, on August 27 after the Mayweather-McGregor fight in Las Vegas, Seattle Seahawks star Michael Bennett was walking back to his hotel when cops singled him out after gunshots were heard in the area. On Wednesday, he published a letter on social media accusing authorities of "excessive use of force," and solely targeting him "for no other reason that I am black." Related: Video Shows Nurse Arrested For Refusing Illegal Blood Sample That same day, the Las Vegas Metro Police Dept. undersheriff Kevin McMahill held a press conference justifying their decision to confront the football player, and says there is "no evidence that race played any role in this incident." On Thursday, the president of the Las Vegas Police Protective Association -- Nevada's largest police interest group -- wrote an open letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell demanding they take action against the 31-year-old and his "false allegations." The letter read: "On behalf of the rank and file members of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, I request that you conduct an investigation, and take appropriate action, into Michael Bennett's obvious false allegations against our officers... While the NFL may condone Bennett's disrespect for our American Flag, and everything it symbolizes, we hope the League will not ignore Bennett's false accusations against our police officers." Additionally, the organization says Michael's claims of racism are "offensive to the men and women of law enforcement." Later that day, an NFL spokesman responded to the union's letter and said there is "no basis for an NFL investigation" and that Bennett didn't violate their personal code of conduct. #BREAKING: @NFL responds to police union's letter re: Michael Bennett.Spokesman says: no basis for NFL investigation,no violation of conduct pic.twitter.com/I7bgBEccTW — Vanessa_Murphy (@Vanessa_Murphy) September 7, 2017 NAACP Las Vegas also released a statement where they side with the athlete, and believe there was "an overreaction by the officer." Statement from @naacpVegas re: Michael Bennett @8NewsNow @lvmpd @mosesbread72 pic.twitter.com/4McW8c5EYn — Vanessa_Murphy (@Vanessa_Murphy) September 8, 2017 We just hope this situation never happens again! [Image via Michael Bennett/Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 7th, 2017

Justin Bieber Gets Candid With Fans For The First Time Since Pulling The Plug On His Purpose World Tour - PerezHilton.com

PerezHilton.comJustin Bieber Gets Candid With Fans For The First Time Since Pulling The Plug On His Purpose World TourPerezHilton.comJustin Bieber couldn't be more grateful for his fans. On Wednesday evening, the A-lister took to Instagram in order to share a heartfelt letter with his loyal followers — and it just happened to be the first time the Sorry singer has opened up since ...Justin Bieber Breaks Silence On Tour Cancelation in Letter to Fans: 'I Want My Career to be Sustainable'BillboardJustin Bieber: I Won't Be Ashamed of My MistakesTIMEJustin Bieber Pens Heartfelt Letter To Fans Explaining 'Purpose' Tour CancellationInternational Business TimesThe FADER -The Hollywood Gossip -UPI.com -Starcasm.netall 95 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 3rd, 2017

Eliza Dushku Accuses "True Lies" Stunt Coordinator of Molesting Her at Age 12

Eliza Dushku is speaking out in an open letter with allegations of being sexually assaulted by True Lies stunt coordinator Joel Kramer when she was just 12-years-old. The actress, now 37, played the role of Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s daughter in the 1994 movie. “When I was 12 years old, while filming True Lies, I was sexually [...] Eliza Dushku is speaking out in an open letter with allegations of being sexually assaulted by True Lies stunt coordinator Joel Kramer when she was just 12-years-old. The actress, now 37, played the role of Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s daughter in the 1994 movie. “When I was 12 years old, while filming True Lies, I was sexually molested by Joel Kramer, one of Hollywood’s leading stunt coordinators,” Eliza began her open letter. “Ever since, I have struggled with how and when to disclose this, if ever. At the time, I shared what happened to me with my parents, two adult friends and one of my older brothers. No one seemed ready to confront this taboo subject then, nor was I.” “I am grateful to the women and men who have gone before me in recent months. The ever-growing list of sexual abuse and harassment victims who have spoken out with their truths have finally given me the ability to speak out. It has been indescribably exhausting, bottling this up inside me for all of these years,” she continued. Eliza went on to describe in detail what happened when Kramer, who was 36 at the time, lured her to his hotel room and rubbed all over her with his naked body. She also alleges that after an adult friend of hers confronted him, that she was injured on a stunt he oversaw the next day. Eliza says that she gained the conviction to stand up to her abusers from all the fans who tell her that her characters give them strength as well. Most recently, Kramer has worked as the stunt coordinator on films like Blade Runner 2049, The Conjuring 2, and the television series Westworld and Star Trek: Discovery. Click inside to read the full open letter… Eliza Dushku’s Full Open Letter When I was 12 years old, while filming “True Lies”, I was sexually molested by Joel Kramer, one of Hollywood’s leading stunt coordinators. Ever since, I have struggled with how and when to disclose this, if ever. At the time, I shared what happened to me with my parents, two adult friends and one of my older brothers. No one seemed ready to confront this taboo subject then, nor was I. I am grateful to the women and men who have gone before me in recent months. The ever-growing list of sexual abuse and harassment victims who have spoken out with their truths have finally given me the ability to speak out. It has been indescribably exhausting, bottling this up inside me for all of these years. I remember, so clearly 25 years later, how Joel Kramer made me feel special, how he methodically built my and my parents’ trust, for months grooming me; exactly how he lured me to his Miami hotel room with a promise to my parent that he would take me for a swim at the stunt crew’s hotel pool and for my first sushi meal thereafter. I remember vividly how he methodically drew the shades and turned down the lights; how he cranked up the air-conditioning to what felt like freezing levels, where exactly he placed me on one of the two hotel room beds, what movie he put on the television (Coneheads); how he disappeared in the bathroom and emerged, naked, bearing nothing but a small hand towel held flimsy at his mid-section. I remember what I was wearing (my favorite white denim shorts, thankfully, secured enough for me to keep on). I remember how he laid me down on the bed, wrapped me with his gigantic writhing body, and rubbed all over me. He spoke these words: “You’re not going to sleep on me now sweetie, stop pretending you’re sleeping,” as he rubbed harder and faster against my catatonic body. When he was ‘finished’, he suggested, “I think we should be careful…,” [about telling anyone] he meant. I was 12, he was 36. I remember how afterwards, the taxi driver stared at me in the rear view mirror when Joel Kramer put me on his lap in the backseat and clutched me and grew aroused again; and how my eyes never left the driver’s eyes during that long ride over a Miami bridge, back to my hotel and parent. I remember how Joel Kramer grew cold with me in the ensuing weeks, how everything felt different on the set. And I remember how soon-after, when my tough adult female friend (in whom I had confided my terrible secret on the condition of a trade that she let me drive her car around the Hollywood Hills) came out to the set to visit and face him, later that very same day, by no small coincidence, I was injured from a stunt-gone-wrong on the Harrier jet. With broken ribs, I spent the evening in the hospital. To be clear, over the course of those months rehearsing and filming True Lies, it was Joel Kramer who was responsible for my safety on a film that at the time broke new ground for action films. On a daily basis he rigged wires and harnesses on my 12 year old body. My life was literally in his hands: he hung me in the open air, from a tower crane, atop an office tower, 25+ stories high. Whereas he was supposed to be my protector, he was my abuser. Why speak out now? I was 12, he was 36. It is incomprehensible. Why didn’t an adult on the set find his predatory advances strange — that over-the-top special attention he gave me. Fairly early on he nicknamed me “Jailbait” and brazenly called me by this name in a sick flirty way in front of others (at the time, I remember asking one of my older brothers what it meant). Sure, I’ve come to understand the terrible power dynamics that play into whistle-blowing by “subordinates” against persons in power, how difficult it can be for someone to speak up. But I was a child. Over the years I’ve really struggled as I’ve wondered how my life might have been different if someone, any one grown-up who witnessed his sick ways, had spoken up before he lured me to that hotel room. Years ago, I had heard second hand that Joel Kramer was “found out” and forced to leave the business. I learned recently that in fact he still works at the top of the industry. And a few weeks ago, I found an internet photo of Joel Kramer hugging a young girl. That image has haunted me near nonstop since. I can no longer hide what happened. Hollywood has been very good to me in many ways. Nevertheless, Hollywood also failed to protect me, a child actress. I like to think of myself as a tough Boston chick, in many ways I suppose not unlike Faith, Missy, or Echo. Through the years, brave fans have regularly shared with me how some of my characters have given them the conviction to stand up to their abusers. Now it is you who give me strength and conviction. I hope that speaking out will help other victims and protect against future abuse. With every person that speaks out, every banner that drops down onto my iphone screen disclosing similar stories/truths, my resolve strengthens. Sharing these words, finally calling my abuser out publicly by name, brings the start of a new calm. Eliza Dushku.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 13th, 2018

Chester Bennington"s Widow Talinda Releases Heartfelt Tribute

Talinda Bennington, the widow of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, is speaking out in a heartfelt tribute to her late husband. Chester was found dead after committing suicide week at his home in California at the age of 41. “One week ago, I lost my soulmate and my children lost their hero — their daddy. [...] Talinda Bennington, the widow of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, is speaking out in a heartfelt tribute to her late husband. Chester was found dead after committing suicide week at his home in California at the age of 41. “One week ago, I lost my soulmate and my children lost their hero — their daddy. We had a fairytale life and now it has turned into some sick Shakespearean tragedy,” Talinda said in the statement. “How do I move on? How do I pick up my shattered soul? The only answer I know is to raise our babies with every ounce of love I have left.” “I want to let my community and the fans worldwide know that we feel your love. We feel your loss as well. My babies are so young to have lost their daddy. And I know that all of you will help keep his memory alive,” she added. “He was a bright, loving soul with an angel’s voice. And now he is pain free singing his songs in all of our hearts. May God Bless us all and help us turn to one another when we are in pain. Chester would’ve wanted us to do so. Rest In Peace, my love.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 28th, 2017

Nina Agdal Slams Magazine for Body Shaming Her & Scrapping Her Cover Story

Nina Agdal is speaking out in an open letter to the fashion and publishing industry after a magazine refused to run her cover story as they thought the shoot “did not fit their market.” The 25-year-old Danish model, who has been featured in six issues of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, opened up in the [...] Nina Agdal is speaking out in an open letter to the fashion and publishing industry after a magazine refused to run her cover story as they thought the shoot “did not fit their market.” The 25-year-old Danish model, who has been featured in six issues of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, opened up in the letter about taking a year off from modeling. “Today, I’m disappointed and appalled at the still very harsh reality of this industry. A few months ago, I agreed to shoot with a creative team I believed in and was excited to collaborate with,” Nina started off the letter on Instagram. “When my agent received an unapologetic email concluding they would not run my cover/story because it ‘did not reflect well on my talent’ and ‘did not fit their market,’ the publisher claimed my look deviated from my portfolio and that I did not fit into the (sample size) samples, which is completely false. If anyone has any interest in me, they know I am not an average model body – I have an athletic build and healthy curves,” Nina added. Click inside to read the rest of the open letter… “After a tough year of taking a step back from the insensitive and unrealistic pressures of this industry and dealing with paralyzing social anxiety, I walked into that shoot as a 25 year old WOMAN feeling more comfortable in my own skin and healthier than ever before. Some days I’m a sample size, some days I’m a size 4, some a 6. I am not built as a runway model and have never been stick thin. Now more than ever, I embrace my curves and work diligently in the gym to stay strong and most of all, sane,” she continued. “I am proud to say that my body has evolved from when I started this crazy ride as a 16 year old GIRL with unhealthy and insufficient eating habits.” “So, shame on you and thank you to the publisher for reaffirming how important it is to live your truth and say it out loud, no matter who you are or what size. I decided to release an image to draw awareness and support of an issue that’s bigger than just myself and affects so many people not just in the fashion industry, but in general, with the goal of bringing women from all over together in a celebration of our bodies. Let’s find ways to build each other up instead of constantly finding ways to tear each other down,” Nina concluded......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 12th, 2018

Catherine Deneuve signs letter deploring #MeToo 'witch hunt' and 'puritanism' - USA TODAY

USA TODAYCatherine Deneuve signs letter deploring #MeToo 'witch hunt' and 'puritanism'USA TODAYThose sexy French are not pleased about the #MeToo crusade. Some 100 French cultural figures, including France's most revered movie star, Catherine Deneuve, have signed an open letter in Le Monde decrying a "new puritanism" and the tide of ...Actress Catherine Deneuve Signs Letter Calling Anti-Sexual Harassment Movement a 'Witch-Hunt'PEOPLE.comCatherine Deneuve: #MeToo movement is a 'witch hunt' that has 'punished' menABC NewsCatherine Deneuve Signs Open Letter Denouncing 'Me Too' Movement as 'Witch-Hunt'RollingStone.comHuffPost -Hollywood Reporter -Fox News -New York Daily Newsall 32 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 9th, 2018

K-Pop Icon BoA Writes Emotional Letter to Jonghyun Following His Death

BoA is mourning the loss of her SM Entertainment labelmate and friend Kim Jong-Hyun, known as Jonghyun, the SHINee member who tragically died on Monday (December 18). Following late boy band member’s funeral this week, the 31-year-old “My Name” Korean pop superstar penned a letter to Jonghyun on her Instagram on Thursday (December 21). “To [...] BoA is mourning the loss of her SM Entertainment labelmate and friend Kim Jong-Hyun, known as Jonghyun, the SHINee member who tragically died on Monday (December 18). Following late boy band member’s funeral this week, the 31-year-old “My Name” Korean pop superstar penned a letter to Jonghyun on her Instagram on Thursday (December 21). “To Jonghyun, who always came to see me in the waiting room at every concert. Why did we always talk about work during our short meetings? Why did we only think about how we could better our work instead of wondering how we’re both living?” she wrote in the emotional letter. “Today, I couldn’t believe I was in the same place as you, but I couldn’t see you. I wish you would’ve told me at least once. Still, I don’t blame you. The beautiful lyrics and melodies you created will comfort a lot of people and remain in their memories.” Read the full letter below. If you or anyone you know is at risk, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and click here to find resources outside of the United States. A post shared by BoA (@boakwon) on Dec 21, 2017 at 4:52am PST “To Jonghyun who always came to see me in the waiting room at every concert. Why did we always talk about work during our short meetings? Why did we only think about how we could better our work instead of wondering how we’re both living? It’s really tough after sending you off when I think of how lacking I was as a noona and sunbae to you. Today, I couldn’t believe I was in the same place as you, but I couldn’t see you. I wish you would’ve told me at least once. Still, I don’t blame you. The beautiful lyrics and melodies you created will comfort a lot of people and remain in their memories. Jonghyun, who lived a short life but was a wonderful artist. I hope that you’re only creating and singing music for yourself wherever you are. You worked hard, and you did well. 2017.12.18 I remember you.” (English translation via AllKPop.).....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 22nd, 2017

Girls" Generation"s Taeyeon Pens Heartbreaking Letter to Jonghyun Following His Death: "I Miss You So Much"

Girls’ Generation member Taeyeon is grieving the loss of her friend and collaborator, SHINee‘s Kim Jong-Hyun, better known as Jonghyun, who tragically died on Monday (December 18). The 28-year-old star posted a heartbreaking letter written to Jonghyun on her Instagram on Tuesday (December 19), in which she openly mourned her friend. “I want to hug [...] Girls’ Generation member Taeyeon is grieving the loss of her friend and collaborator, SHINee‘s Kim Jong-Hyun, better known as Jonghyun, who tragically died on Monday (December 18). The 28-year-old star posted a heartbreaking letter written to Jonghyun on her Instagram on Tuesday (December 19), in which she openly mourned her friend. “I want to hug you once more. That’s what I could’ve done but I hate myself for regretting like this after losing my chance,” she wrote. “I miss you so much and I want to hold your hand.” Taeyeon also canceled a fan event on Tuesday (December 19) following the news of Jonghyun‘s death. See her post, and read the full letter below. (English translation via AllKPop.) If you or anyone you know is at risk, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and click here to find resources outside of the United States. A post shared by TaeYeon (@taeyeon_ss) on Dec 19, 2017 at 9:32am PST Read the letter inside. “That was you, and if another you existed, everyone will still love you. I want to like you, love you, and encourage you. I want to hug you once more. That’s what I could’ve done but I hate myself for regretting like this after losing my chance. Our unfortunate, precious Jonghyun. Our Jonghyun, who I feel like will answer Yes! in a high tone if I call right now on the phone, I miss you so much. I’m sorry I didn’t embrace you enough. I love you and thank you. I remember you telling me about how you wrote ‘Lonely’ with me in your thoughts. We are very similar and alike. We know those feelings. Kim Jonghyun, the most special, cool, fantastic artist in my life, I miss you so much and I want to hold your hand. Jonghyun ah, you are the best. You worked so hard. I will make sure you’re not lonely.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 19th, 2017

Lenny Letter Writer Quits and Accuses Lena Dunham of 'Hipster Racism' - PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.comLenny Letter Writer Quits and Accuses Lena Dunham of 'Hipster Racism'PEOPLE.comIn a post shared on social media Saturday, writer Zinzi Clemmons announced that she can no longer write for Lenny Letter. In addition to citing Dunham's response to actress Aurora Perrineau's claim that Murray Miller sexually assaulted her in 2012 when ...Writer Calls On Women Of Color 'To Divest From Lena Dunham' After ControversyHuffPostWriter leaves Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter citing 'hipster racism'EW.com (blog)Lenny Letter Contributor Cuts Ties With Lena Dunham & Accuses The Girls Creator Of 'Hipster Racism'PerezHilton.comThe Mary Sue -Philly.com -Bustle -TooFaball 54 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 20th, 2017

Noah Galvin Writes Letter to His Teenage Self for National Coming Out Day

Noah Galvin is one of many stars who have written letters to their teenage selves in advance of National Coming Out Day and JustJared.com is exclusively premiering the letter! The piece will be featured as part of Logo and NewNowNext’s inaugural #LetterToMyself editorial series, which is live now on NewNowNext.com. Noah is best known for [...] Noah Galvin is one of many stars who have written letters to their teenage selves in advance of National Coming Out Day and JustJared.com is exclusively premiering the letter! The piece will be featured as part of Logo and NewNowNext’s inaugural #LetterToMyself editorial series, which is live now on NewNowNext.com. Noah is best known for his work in the ABC comedy series The Real O’Neals and he will soon be replacing Ben Platt in the Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway. In his letter, Noah calls out the “cool” people he once tried to impress and told his younger self to realize that just being “shiny and pretty” doesn’t make a person cool. Click inside to read what Noah wrote to his teenage self… Read the letter below. Dear Teenage Noah, Put down Reddit for like one sec. I’m here to tell you your inability to sit still has paid off. Your addiction to work and perform is going to serve you. But there could be refinements made to the journey. So, so many refinements. The largest? Patience. Screw your self proclaimed deadlines and checklists. Focus on surrounding yourself with generous people that challenge you emotionally, and intellectually. And focus on making work that does the same to others. Also, all those “cool” people you’re bending over backward to impress? Guess what, homie, they’re not that cool. Just cause they’re shiny and pretty, doesn’t mean they’re chill. Have patience with the people around you. Everyone, no matter their age, is going through transition—that never ends, so be better to everyone. Be graceful and gracious. Be loving. Lead with empathy. And don’t let anybody, no matter how powerful, silence you. You have a big mouth, use it for good. Future you......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 9th, 2017

Linkin Park Releases Statement on Chester Bennington: "Our Hearts Are Broken"

Linkin Park has released a letter after their bandmate Chester Bennington tragically committed suicide last week at the age of 41. The letter began, “Dear Chester,” and was written as a note to him. “Our hearts are broken. The shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips [...] Linkin Park has released a letter after their bandmate Chester Bennington tragically committed suicide last week at the age of 41. The letter began, “Dear Chester,” and was written as a note to him. “Our hearts are broken. The shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened,” the letter began. “You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realized. In the past few days, we’ve seen an outpouring of love and support, both public and private, from around the world. Talinda and the family appreciate it, and want the world to know that you were the best husband, son, and father; the family will never be whole without you.” “Talking with you about the years ahead together, your excitement was infectious. Your absence leaves a void that can never be filled—a boisterous, funny, ambitious, creative, kind, generous voice in the room is missing. We’re trying to remind ourselves that the demons who took you away from us were always part of the deal. After all, it was the way you sang about those demons that made everyone fall in love with you in the first place. You fearlessly put them on display, and in doing so, brought us together and taught us to be more human. You had the biggest heart, and managed to wear it on your sleeve,” the note from the band continued. “Our love for making and performing music is inextinguishable. While we don’t know what path our future may take, we know that each of our lives was made better by you. Thank you for that gift,” the note concluded. “We love you, and miss you so much.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 24th, 2017

Madonna Stops Auction House From Selling Tupac Letter & Her "DNA"!

Everybody wants a piece of Madonna… LITERALLY! Auction house Gotta Have Rock and Roll was scheduled to sell 22 items from the Material Girl, including a worn pair of underwear, a hairbrush containing hair, a breakup letter from Tupac Shakur, and a letter to ex-boyfriend John Enos where she calls Whitney Houston and Sharon Stone "horribly [...] Everybody wants a piece of Madonna... LITERALLY! Auction house Gotta Have Rock and Roll was scheduled to sell 22 items from the Material Girl, including a worn pair of underwear, a hairbrush containing hair, a breakup letter from Tupac Shakur, and a letter to ex-boyfriend John Enos where she calls Whitney Houston and Sharon Stone "horribly mediocre." On Tuesday, Manhattan Judge Gerald Leibovitz granted the pop legend's emergency order to prevent the website from hawking the memorabilia. Related: Patti LuPone Calls Madonna A 'Movie Killer' According to legal docs, the 58-year-old is particularly upset that someone could literally buy a piece of her "DNA," saying: "I understand that my DNA could be extracted from a piece of my hair. It is outrageous and grossly offensive that my DNA could be auctioned for sale to the general public." The items were reportedly provided by "former friend" and art consultant Darlene Lutz who "would have had access to these items on numerous occasions" as a "frequent overnight guest," including times where Madonna was "not in residence." Although the mother-of-six is a public figure, she is still entitled to her "privacy" and should not be subjected to this kind of intrusion. "The fact that I have attained celebrity status as a result of success in my career does not obviate my right to maintain my privacy, including with regard to highly personal items." Late Tuesday, Gotta Have Rock and Roll representative Pete Siegel released the following statement: "Madonna and her legal army have taken what we believe to be a completely baseless and meritless action to temporarily halt the sale of Ms. Lutz's legal property. We believe that her intent is nothing more than to besmirch the good reputations of the auction house and Ms. Lutz. Madonna's allegations will be vigorously challenged and refuted in a court of law in due course." Moral of the story: Don't mess with Madge! [Image via Dan Jackman/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 18th, 2017

Taylor Swift's Heartfelt 'Reputation' Letter Tackles Fame, 'Oversharing' - RollingStone.com

RollingStone.comTaylor Swift's Heartfelt 'Reputation' Letter Tackles Fame, 'Oversharing'RollingStone.com"My mistakes have been used against me, my heartbreaks have been used a entertainment," Taylor Swift writes. By Joyce Chen. 46 minutes ago. More News. Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Finally Drops: 13 Surprises Hear Taylor Swift's New Song 'Call It What ...Yes, the Best Song on Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Is the Slow Jam: Critic's TakeBillboardAll 124 Taylor Swift Songs, Ranked From Worst to BestVultureTaylor Swift finds herself at a crossroads with 'Reputation'ABC NewsE! Online -Stereogum -Los Angeles Times -EW.com (blog)all 369 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 10th, 2017