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George Ezra: The BRITs are like the "world cup of music"

George Ezra: The BRITs are like the "world cup of music".....»»

Category: topSource: contactmusicJan 12th, 2019

Brit Awards 2018 Nominations - Full List Announced!

The full list of nominees for the 2018 BRIT Awards has been revealed! The nominations were announced on Saturday (January 13) during The BRITs Are Coming on Britain’s ITV. Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa lead the nominations – Ed has four, and Dua earned five. Other nominees include Liam Payne Little Mix, Harry Styles, Zayn [...] The full list of nominees for the 2018 BRIT Awards has been revealed! The nominations were announced on Saturday (January 13) during The BRITs Are Coming on Britain’s ITV. Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa lead the nominations – Ed has four, and Dua earned five. Other nominees include Liam Payne Little Mix, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Taylor Swift, Lorde, Calvin Harris, Drake, Pink, and more. The 2018 BRIT Awards will take place on February 21 at the O2 Arena in London, England. Actor-comedian Jack Whitehall will be hosting. Ed, Dua, Foo Fighters, Stormzy, Rag’n’Bone Man, and Sam Smith will all be performing. Check out the full list below! Click inside to see the list… BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST Ed Sheeran – Asylum, Warner Music UK Liam Gallagher – Warner Bros, Warner Music UK Loyle Carner – AMF, Universal Music UK Rag’n’Bone Man – Best Laid Plans/Columbia, Sony Music UK Stormzy – Merky, Distributor: ADA BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST Dua Lipa – Warner Bros, Warner Music UK Jessie Ware – Island/PMR Records, Universal Music Kate Tempest – Fiction Records, Universal Music Laura Marling – More Alarming, Kobalt Paloma Faith – RCA, Sony Music UK BRITISH GROUP Gorillaz – Parlophone, Warner Music UK London Grammar – Ministry of Sound, Sony Music UK Royal Blood – Warner Bros, Warner Music UK Wolf Alice – Dirty Hit, Dirty Hit The xx – Young Turks, XL Beggars BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT (Top five selected by The Academy. Public vote.) Dave Dua Lipa – Warner Bros, Warner Music UK J Hus, Black Butter, Sony Music UK Loyle Carner – AMF, Universal Music UK Sampha – Young Turks, XL Beggars CRITICS’ CHOICE (Identified by a panel made up of media critics.) Winner: Jorja Smith Mabel – Polydor, Universal Music Stefflon – Don Polydor, Universal Music BRITISH PRODUCER OF THE YEAR (Identified by a panel of A&R Executives reviewing a shortlist compiled by official PPL data) Winner: Steve Mac BRITISH SINGLE (Top ten identified by overall sales success in the calendar year. Winner voted for by The Academy.) Calvin Harris Ft Pharrell Williams/Katy Perry/Big Sean Feels, Columbia, Sony Music UK Clean Bandit Ft Zara Larsson Symphony Atlantic, Warner Music UK Dua Lipa New Rules, Warner Bros, Warner Music UK Ed Sheeran Shape Of You, Asylum, Warner Music UK J Hus, Did You See, Black Butter, Sony Music UK Jax Jones Ft Raye, You Don’t Know Me, Polydor, Universal Music Jonas Blue Ft William Singe Mama, Positiva, Universal Music Liam Payne Ft Quavo, Strip That Down, Capitol, Universal Music Little Mix, Touch, Syco Music, Sony Music UK Rag’n’Bone Man, Human, Best Laid Plans/Columbia, Sony Music UK BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR Dua Lipa Dua Lipa Warner Bros, Warner Music UK Ed Sheeran ÷ Asylum, Warner Music UK J Hus Common Sense Black Butter, Sony Music UK Rag’n’Bone Man Human Best Laid Plans/Columbia, Sony Music UK Stormzy Gang Signs & Prayer Merky, Distributor: ADA BRITISH ARTIST VIDEO OF THE YEAR (Top ten identified by YouTube/Vevo views. Public social vote to identify shortlist of five. Winner identified during live social vote during TV broadcast on 21st February 2018.) Anne-Marie Ciao Adios Asylum/Major Tom’s, Warner Music UK Calvin Harris Ft Pharrell Williams/ Katy Perry/Big Sean Feels Columbia, Sony Music UK Clean Bandit Ft Zara Larsson Symphony Atlantic, Warner Music UK Dua Lipa New Rules Warner Bros, Warner Music UK Ed Sheeran Shape Of You Asylum, Warner Music UK Harry Styles Sign Of The Times Columbia, Sony Music UK Jonas Blue Ft William Singe Mama Positiva, Universal Music Liam Payne Ft Quavo Strip That Down Capitol, Universal Music Little Mix Touch Syco Music, Sony Music UK ZAYN and Taylor Swift I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker Soundtrack) RCA/Republic Records, Sony Music/Universal Music INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST Beck EMI, Universal Music Childish Gambino Glassnote, Universal Music DJ Khaled Black Butter/We The Best, Sony Music UK Drake Cash Money/Republic Records, Universal Music Kendrick Lamar Interscope, Universal Music INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST Alicia Keys – RCA, Sony Music UK Björk – One Little Indian/Universal Music Lorde Virgin – Universal Music P!nk – RCA, Sony Music UK Taylor Swift – EMI, Universal Music INTERNATIONAL GROUP Arcade Fire – Columbia, Sony Music UK Foo Fighters – Columbia, Sony Music UK Haim Polydor – Universal Music The Killers – EMI, Universal Music LCD Soundsystem – Columbia/DFA, Sony Music UK.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 13th, 2018

Whoa. Ezra Miller Just Kind Of Accused A Director Of Attempted Statutory Assault. Also Identifies As Non-Man

  Fantastic Beastiality star Ezra Miller is about a year late to the #MeMeMeMe! game, but he’s certainly making a splash here on the Dark Web by all but pinpointing artsy director Gus Van Sant as a pedophile. At least if I’m deciphering his thinly-veiled accusation correctly. Miller sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to […] The post Whoa. Ezra Miller Just Kind Of Accused A Director Of Attempted Statutory Assault. Also Identifies As Non-Man appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?.   Fantastic Beastiality star Ezra Miller is about a year late to the #MeMeMeMe! game, but he’s certainly making a splash here on the Dark Web by all but pinpointing artsy director Gus Van Sant as a pedophile. At least if I’m deciphering his thinly-veiled accusation correctly. Miller sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to talk about being a douchebag, and ended up giving me yet another Spotlight-worthy chore (weight of the world, get off my damn shoulders) by cryptically stating about his #MeToo moment: They gave me wine and I was underaged. They were like, ‘Hey, want to be in our movie about gay revolution?’ And I was like, ‘No, you guys are monsters.’ Free wine? Yes please. The 2015 movie Stonewall fits the “gay revolution” piece of Ezra’s oddly off-the-cuff remark, and was helmed by gay director Roland Emmerich, but as Ezra is currently twenty-six-years-old, he would have been far from sexually appealing to any self-respecting director at the time. They know what they like. Children. He would have been sixteen (prime teen fucking age) when Gus Van Sant’s Milk was released in 2008, and could have been a good casting option for either Emile Hirsch or Diego Luna’s roles. Taking things a step further, either Hirsch or Luna got fucked by Gus Van Sant. Do with that intel what you wish. Wait for all of this to bust wide open in the mainstream media shortly. Just you wait. Oh, also Miller states in his THR interview that he’s not a man or woman and is barely a human: Which is to say, I don’t identify. Like, fuck that. Queer just means no, I don’t do that. I don’t identify as a man. I don’t identify as a woman. I barely identify as a human. That could have been a separate post. But we’ve sadly reached our Ezra Miller quota for the decade.   Photo Credit: The Hollywood Reporter The post Whoa. Ezra Miller Just Kind Of Accused A Director Of Attempted Statutory Assault. Also Identifies As Non-Man appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddNov 8th, 2018

Ezra Miller Shows His Style at Tokyo Comic Con 2018 Opening Ceremony

Ezra Miller is helping kick off Tokyo Comic Con 2018! The 26-year-old Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald star stepped out for the celebration on Friday (November 30) in Tokyo, Japan. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ezra Miller Ezra showcased signature style in a red cape jacket and patterned pants paired with a [...] Ezra Miller is helping kick off Tokyo Comic Con 2018! The 26-year-old Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald star stepped out for the celebration on Friday (November 30) in Tokyo, Japan. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ezra Miller Ezra showcased signature style in a red cape jacket and patterned pants paired with a fur scarf and polka dot socks. He was also joined at the event by Tom Hiddleston. While on stage, both men showed off their Japanese speaking skills! Later that day, Ezra stopped by the Dior Men Pre-Fall 2019 collection presentation......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 1st, 2018

Ezra Miller Is Show Stopper at "Fantastic Beasts" Paris World Premiere!

All eyes on Ezra Miller! The 26-year-old actor had himself a fashion moment as he hit the red carpet at the world premiere of her latest film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald held at the UGC Cine Cite Bercy on Thursday (November 8) in Paris, France. Ezra rocked an all-black Moncler by Pierpaolo Piccioli [...] All eyes on Ezra Miller! The 26-year-old actor had himself a fashion moment as he hit the red carpet at the world premiere of her latest film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald held at the UGC Cine Cite Bercy on Thursday (November 8) in Paris, France. Ezra rocked an all-black Moncler by Pierpaolo Piccioli ensemble as he joined his co-stars at the big world premiere. Ezra reprises his role as Credence Barebone in the Fantastic Beasts sequel, which hits theaters on Friday, November 16th. 10+ pictures inside of Ezra Miller at the world premiere of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 8th, 2018

Ezra Miller Was Told He "Made A Mistake" By Coming Out!

The Flash has the ability to run so fast he goes right through walls (seriously, look it up!), but Ezra Miller is happier to knock them right down. The Justice League star is the first openly LGBTQ actor to play a superhero in a big budget blockbuster, something some people apparently thought was impossible just five [...] The Flash has the ability to run so fast he goes right through walls (seriously, look it up!), but Ezra Miller is happier to knock them right down. The Justice League star is the first openly LGBTQ actor to play a superhero in a big budget blockbuster, something some people apparently thought was impossible just five years ago. Related: Virginia Just Elected The Country's First Openly Transgender State Legislator! In 2012 Ezra came out as queer to nothing but praise -- or so we thought. In a new profile in Shortlist, the big screen Barry Allen reveals that brave choice was questioned by people he knew both in and out of Hollywood. The revelation came when Ezra was asked if he felt more pressure for representing a community. He responded: "I don't feel pressure. Pressure would only come from a dam, or a block. And when I came out I took the block away, removed the dam. I've undammed my identity in the world. I was told, when I gave that interview... This is an interesting thing to talk about. I was told by a lot of people I'd made a mistake." By whom?? He won't say specifically, but a LOT of people: "Folks in the industry, folks outside the industry. People I've never spoken to. They said there's a reason so many gay, queer, gender-fluid people in Hollywood conceal their sexual identity, or their gender identity in their public image. I was told I had done a ‘silly' thing in… thwarting my own potential to be a leading man... I was given a lot of stern talking-tos." So wrong! Related: Sarah Hyland Confirms Her Modern Family Character Is Bisexual! And even though Ezra knew he was right, it wasn't easy having all those people telling him he was wrong: "‘You've made a mistake' is such a hard thing to hear. Maybe if I'd actually made a serious mistake? But not for this. I didn't think I'd done anything wrong, though there have been moments of doubt as a result of those conversations. But... what they said was, in fact, ‘rubbish', as you might say. We are the ones. It's up to us to manifest the world we want to exist in. But we're ready. Humans are ready." Speaking of manifesting the world, Ezra really wants attitudes to change for all the people still afraid to come out: "I know a lot of people who are in the closet. It's all good. It's OK. This is what I want to say… it would be a good idea to re-examine how this is working for us. These ideas. These values. Is it really working for us? Honestly?" YASSS! Now THAT is a superhero! [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 8th, 2017

Ezra Miller Polyannoying In Playboy

  Not to burst anyone’s panamsexual polyannoying bubble, but you’re either born gay or straight. Everything in between is PR. Hot take I know. Maybe Ezra Miller was always too good looking to have someone tell him that he has the personality of a dirty diaper left in a checkout aisle. Maybe he courts esoteric non-label label […] The post Ezra Miller Polyannoying In Playboy appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?.   Not to burst anyone’s panamsexual polyannoying bubble, but you’re either born gay or straight. Everything in between is PR. Hot take I know. Maybe Ezra Miller was always too good looking to have someone tell him that he has the personality of a dirty diaper left in a checkout aisle. Maybe he courts esoteric non-label label things to compensate for the lack of adversity that comes with being Ezra Miller. Whatever the case, after reading the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald star’s quotes in Playboy, you will die in seven days. Okay. Let’s just do the damn thing: I’m trying to find queer beings who understand me as a queer being off the bat, who I make almost a familial connection with, and I feel like I’m married to them 25 lifetimes ago from the moment we meet. And then they are in the squad—the polycule. And I know they’re going to love everyone else in the polycule because we’re in the polycule, and we love each other so much. Guys, he’s like, different. You’re zombified in your pleb heteronormative stupor. He’s woke af. He’s popping squats in bunny ears. This next quote is about sex. Like, sex and also being a sex. Wake up people. Let Ezra Miller be great: I have more of an ecstatic practice, but I do take to instatic practices at times, so sometimes, I don’t have sex for a really long time because a lack of sex is as important to me as sex. Lesson learned. Who needs a sexual partner when your head’s so far up your own ass that you can give your prostate a tongue lashing. Miller also opens up about maybe being suicidal or something: If I didn’t have art, I’d be so fucking dead—so long ago, I’d be dead. I probably would have done it myself. The artistic powerhouse that is Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald gets us all through a lot of dark times. Finally, here’s Miller on the time he jacked off a kid when they were both in elementary school: We would jerk each other off while we interacted with [his friend’s mom’s sex toys] in various ways, actually. Lets just all agree that Playboy knows what we like. Photo Credit: Playboy The post Ezra Miller Polyannoying In Playboy appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddNov 16th, 2018

Brit Awards 2018 Nominations - Refresh Your Memory on Nominees!

The 2018 BRIT Awards are taking place in just a few hours and we have the full list of nominees here for you as a refresher! Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa lead the nominations – Ed has four, and Dua earned five. The 2018 BRIT Awards will take place on February 21 at the O2 [...] The 2018 BRIT Awards are taking place in just a few hours and we have the full list of nominees here for you as a refresher! Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa lead the nominations – Ed has four, and Dua earned five. The 2018 BRIT Awards will take place on February 21 at the O2 Arena in London, England. Actor-comedian Jack Whitehall will be hosting. Ed, Dua, Foo Fighters, Stormzy, Rag’n'Bone Man, and Sam Smith will all be performing. Just Jared will also be live blogging the show, so stay tuned. Check out the full list below! Click inside to see the list… BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST Ed Sheeran; Asylum, Warner Music UK Liam Gallagher; Warner Bros, Warner Music UK Loyle Carner; AMF, Universal Music UK Rag’n'Bone Man; Best Laid Plans/Columbia, Sony Music UK Stormzy; Merky, Distributor: ADA BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST Dua Lipa; Warner Bros, Warner Music UK Jessie Ware; Island/PMR Records, Universal Music Kate Tempest; Fiction Records, Universal Music Laura Marling; More Alarming, Kobalt Paloma Faith; RCA, Sony Music UK BRITISH GROUP Gorillaz; Parlophone, Warner Music UK London Grammar; Ministry of Sound, Sony Music UK Royal Blood; Warner Bros, Warner Music UK Wolf Alice; Dirty Hit, Dirty Hit The xx; Young Turks, XL Beggars BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT (Top five selected by The Academy. Public vote.) Dave Dua Lipa; Warner Bros, Warner Music UK J Hus, Black Butter, Sony Music UK Loyle Carner; AMF, Universal Music UK Sampha – Young Turks, XL Beggars CRITICS’ CHOICE (Identified by a panel made up of media critics.) Winner: Jorja Smith Mabel; Polydor, Universal Music Stefflon; Don Polydor, Universal Music BRITISH PRODUCER OF THE YEAR (Identified by a panel of A&R Executives reviewing a shortlist compiled by official PPL data) Winner: Steve Mac BRITISH SINGLE (Top ten identified by overall sales success in the calendar year. Winner voted for by The Academy.) Calvin Harris Ft Pharrell Williams/Katy Perry/Big Sean Feels, Columbia, Sony Music UK Clean Bandit Ft Zara Larsson Symphony Atlantic, Warner Music UK Dua Lipa New Rules, Warner Bros, Warner Music UK Ed Sheeran Shape Of You, Asylum, Warner Music UK J Hus, Did You See, Black Butter, Sony Music UK Jax Jones Ft Raye, You Don’t Know Me, Polydor, Universal Music Jonas Blue Ft William Singe Mama, Positiva, Universal Music Liam Payne Ft Quavo, Strip That Down, Capitol, Universal Music Little Mix, Touch, Syco Music, Sony Music UK Rag’n'Bone Man, Human, Best Laid Plans/Columbia, Sony Music UK BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR Dua Lipa Dua Lipa Warner Bros, Warner Music UK Ed Sheeran ÷ Asylum, Warner Music UK J Hus Common Sense Black Butter, Sony Music UK Rag’n'Bone Man Human Best Laid Plans/Columbia, Sony Music UK Stormzy Gang Signs & Prayer Merky, Distributor: ADA BRITISH ARTIST VIDEO OF THE YEAR (Top ten identified by YouTube/Vevo views. Public social vote to identify shortlist of five. Winner identified during live social vote during TV broadcast on 21st February 2018.) Anne-Marie Ciao Adios Asylum/Major Tom’s, Warner Music UK Calvin Harris Ft Pharrell Williams/ Katy Perry/Big Sean Feels Columbia, Sony Music UK Clean Bandit Ft Zara Larsson Symphony Atlantic, Warner Music UK Dua Lipa New Rules Warner Bros, Warner Music UK Ed Sheeran Shape Of You Asylum, Warner Music UK Harry Styles Sign Of The Times Columbia, Sony Music UK Jonas Blue Ft William Singe Mama Positiva, Universal Music Liam Payne Ft Quavo Strip That Down Capitol, Universal Music Little Mix Touch Syco Music, Sony Music UK ZAYN and Taylor Swift I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker Soundtrack) RCA/Republic Records, Sony Music/Universal Music INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST Beck EMI, Universal Music Childish Gambino Glassnote, Universal Music DJ Khaled Black Butter/We The Best, Sony Music UK Drake Cash Money/Republic Records, Universal Music Kendrick Lamar Interscope, Universal Music INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST Alicia Keys; RCA, Sony Music UK Björk; One Little Indian/Universal Music Lorde Virgin; Universal Music P!nk; RCA, Sony Music UK Taylor Swift; EMI, Universal Music INTERNATIONAL GROUP Arcade Fire; Columbia, Sony Music UK Foo Fighters; Columbia, Sony Music UK Haim Polydor; Universal Music The Killers; EMI, Universal Music LCD Soundsystem; Columbia/DFA, Sony Music UK.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 21st, 2018

Ezra Miller Writes This Deadly "Harry Potter" Spell on His Hands for "Fantastic Beasts" Premiere!

Ezra Miller is slaying the fashion game, and his latest red carpet look is no exception! The 26-year-old actor arrived at the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald held at Cineworld Leicester Square on Tuesday (November 13) in London, England. Ezra styled his hair and wore some glimmering powder on his face for the event. [...] Ezra Miller is slaying the fashion game, and his latest red carpet look is no exception! The 26-year-old actor arrived at the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald held at Cineworld Leicester Square on Tuesday (November 13) in London, England. Ezra styled his hair and wore some glimmering powder on his face for the event. He also had the phrase “Avada Kedavra” written in a pattern on his hands. If you don’t know, “Avada Kedavra” is the spell from the Harry Potter world that causes instant death and is considered one of the three “Unforgivable Curses.” Be sure to check out Ezra‘s amazing Prada look from earlier this week if you missed it. FYI: Ezra is wearing Givenchy Couture, styled by Jason Rembert......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 13th, 2018

George Ezra: The BRITs are like the "world cup of music"

George Ezra: The BRITs are like the "world cup of music".....»»

Category: topSource: contactmusicJan 12th, 2019

Ezra Miller Gets Honest About His Sex Life for "Playboy" Interview

Ezra Miller is getting candid up about his sex life in a new interview with Playboy. The 26-year-old actor first opened up about an early memory of Playboy. He shared that during elementary school, a “friend and also sexual partner” who was a couple years his senior found some sexy items belonging to the other [...] Ezra Miller is getting candid up about his sex life in a new interview with Playboy. The 26-year-old actor first opened up about an early memory of Playboy. He shared that during elementary school, a “friend and also sexual partner” who was a couple years his senior found some sexy items belonging to the other boy’s mother, including Playboys. “We would jerk each other off while we interacted with that stuff in various ways, actually,” he said. Ezra says that he is attracted to both men and women and that monogamy is not for him. He considers himself a “sexual being” and is part of a “polycule,” which he calls his group of sexual partners. There’s a selective process to be part of the polycule, which includes people he has known for years, like members of his band Sons of an Illustrious Father, and some new members. “I’m trying to find queer beings who understand me as a queer being off the bat, who I make almost a familial connection with, and I feel like I’m married to them 25 lifetimes ago from the moment we meet,” he said. “And then they are in the squad—the polycule. And I know they’re going to love everyone else in the polycule because we’re in the polycule, and we love each other so much.” “I have more of an ecstatic practice, but I do take to instatic practices at times, so sometimes, I don’t have sex for a really long time because a lack of sex is as important to me as sex,” Ezra added. While preparing to play Credence Barebone in The Crimes of Grindelwald, Ezra says “there’s definitely a lot of sexless, lonely time” so that he could get into character. Read the rest of the interview on Playboy.com......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 15th, 2018

Is Rashida Jones a Mom? Report Suggests She Welcomed Baby Months Ago with Ezra Koenig!

It looks like Rashida Jones might have welcomed a baby with her partner Ezra Koenig! A new report has emerged saying that the 42-year-old actress and the 34-year-old Vampire Weekend musician welcomed the baby together a few months ago, Us Weekly is saying. Ezra and Rashida have never confirmed their romance, but were first linked [...] It looks like Rashida Jones might have welcomed a baby with her partner Ezra Koenig! A new report has emerged saying that the 42-year-old actress and the 34-year-old Vampire Weekend musician welcomed the baby together a few months ago, Us Weekly is saying. Ezra and Rashida have never confirmed their romance, but were first linked in 2016. We recently shared photos of Rashida on the red carpet supporting her dad Quincy Jones at the premiere of their documentary Quincy. Neither Rashida nor Ezra have confirmed this news, and we’ve reached out to reps for comment on this report. Congrats to the happy couple on the news of their new baby, if this news is true!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 26th, 2018

Billboard Latin Music Awards 2018 Nominations - Full List Revealed!

The 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards nominees have been revealed and we have the full list for you here! Colombian stars Balvin and Shakira each have the most nominations with 12 a piece. Justin Bieber has the next most nominations with eight, Beyoncé has seven and Willy William has six to his name. The music [...] The 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards nominees have been revealed and we have the full list for you here! Colombian stars Balvin and Shakira each have the most nominations with 12 a piece. Justin Bieber has the next most nominations with eight, Beyoncé has seven and Willy William has six to his name. The music awards show is set to air on April 26 on Telemundo. Be sure to check it out, and we’ll be live blogging all the action! Click inside to see the full list of nominees… ARTIST CATEGORIES Artist of the Year: J Balvin Daddy Yankee Luis Fonsi Ozuna Artist of the Year, New: Alta Consigna Bad Bunny El Fantasma y Banda Populares del Llano Christian Nodal Tour of the Year: Marc Anthony Ricardo Arjona Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull Marco Antonio Solis Social Artist of the Year: J Balvin Jennifer Lopez Maluma Shakira Crossover Artist of the Year: Beyonce Justin Bieber Little Mix Ed Sheeran SONG CATEGORIES Hot Latin Song of the Year: J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” Maluma, “Felices Los 4” Wisin Featuring Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo” Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event: J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje” Wisin Featuring Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo” Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male: J Balvin Daddy Yankee Luis Fonsi Ozuna Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female: Becky G Jennifer Lopez Natti Natasha Shakira Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizarraga Calibre 50 CNCO Zion & Lennox Hot Latin Songs Label of the Year: Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment VP Entertainment Warner Latina Hot Latin Songs Imprint of the Year Def Jam Raymond Braun Schoolboy Sony Music Latin Airplay Song of the Year J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” Maluma, “Felices Los 4” Wisin Featuring Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo” Airplay Label of the Year: DEL Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment Warner Latina Airplay Imprint of the Year: Fonovisa Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latino WK Digital Song of the Year: J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” Maluma, “Felices Los 4” Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje” Streaming Song of the Year: J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” Maluma, “Felices Los 4” Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje” ALBUM CATEGORIES Top Latin Album of the Year: J Balvin, “Energia” Nicky Jam, “Fenix” Ozuna, “Odisea” Shakira, “El Dorado” Top Latin Compilation Album of the Year: “Dance Latin #1 Hits 2.0: Los Exitos Del Momento” “Mexillennials: Los Exitos De Una Nueva Generacion” “Summer Latin Hits 2017” “Trap Capos: Season 1” Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male: J Balvin Romeo Santos Nicky Jam Ozuna Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female: Alejandra Guzman Karol G Shakira Gloria Trevi Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga Calibre 50 CNCO Los Plebes Del Rancho de Ariel Camacho Top Latin Albums Label of the Year: Lizos Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment Warner Latina Top Latin Albums Imprint of the Year: Capitol Latin DEL Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latino featured news Drake Earns 70th Top 40 Hit on Billboard Hot 100, Thanks to Migos’ ‘Walk It Talk It’ LL Cool J Added to 2018 New Orleans Jazz Fest lineup LATIN POP CATEGORIES Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Solo Luis Fonsi Enrique Iglesias Juanes Shakira Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: CNCO Jesse & Joy Mana Reik Latin Pop Song of the Year Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox, “Subeme La Radio” Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje” Shakira, “Me Enamore” Latin Pop Airplay Label of the Year Pina Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment Warner Latina Latin Pop Airplay Imprint of the Year Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latino Warner Latina WK Latin Pop Album of the Year: Ricardo Arjona “Circo Soledad” CNCO “Primera Cita” Juanes “Mis Planes Son Amarte” Shakira “El Dorado” Latin Pop Albums Label of the Year: Sony Music Latin Universal Latin Music Entertainment Warner Bros. Warner Latina Latin Pop Albums Imprint of the Year: Fonovisa Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latino Warner Latina TROPICAL CATEGORIES Tropical Artist of the Year, Solo: Marc Anthony Nacho Prince Royce Romeo Santos Tropical Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Chiquito Team Band Gente de Zona Pirulo y La Tribu La Sonora Dinamita Tropical Song of the Year: Nacho “Bailame” Prince Royce & Shakira “Déjà Vu” Romeo Santos “Heroe Favorito” Romeo Santos “Imitadora” Tropical Songs Airplay Label of the Year D.A.M. Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment Warner Latina Tropical Songs Airplay Imprint of the Year Machete Magnus Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latino Tropical Album of the Year: Prince Royce “Five” La Sonora Dinamita “Juntos Por La Sonora” Romeo Santos “Golden” Carlos Vives “Vives” Tropical Albums Label of the Year: The Orchard Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment World Circuit Tropical Albums Imprint of the Year: Magnus The Orchard Sony Music Latin Top Stop REGIONAL MEXICAN CATEGORIES Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Solo: Regulo Caro Christian Nodal Alfredo Olivas Gerardo Ortiz Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga Calibre 50 Ulices Chaidez y Sus Plebes Los Plebes Del Rancho de Ariel Camacho Regional Mexican Song of the Year: Calibre 50 “Corrido de Juanito” Calibre 50 “Siempre Te Voy A Querer” Christian Nodal “Adios Amor” Christian Nodal Featuring David Bisbal “Probablemente” Regional Mexican Airplay Label of the Year DEL Lizos Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment Regional Mexican Airplay Imprint of the Year Andaluz Disa DEL Fonovisa Regional Mexican Album of the Year: Banda Sinaloense MD de Sergio Lizarraga, La Mejor Version De Mi Ulices Chaidez y Sus Plebes “Andamos En El Ruedo” Christian Nodal “Me Deje Llevar” Gerardo Ortiz “Comere Callado, Vol. 1: Con Norteno, Tuba y Guitarras” Regional Mexican Albums Label of the Year: DEL Lizos Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment Regional Mexican Albums Imprint of the Year: DEL Disa Fonovisa Lizos LATIN RHYTHM CATEGORIES Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Solo: J Balvin Daddy Yankee Nicky Jam Ozuna Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Jowell & Randy Plan B Play-N-Skillz Zion & Lennox Latin Rhythm Song of the Year: J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” Maluma, “Felices Los 4” Nicky Jam, “El Amante” Wisin Featuring Ozuna “Escapate Conmigo” Latin Rhythm Airplay Label of the Year Pina Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment Warner Latina Latin Rhythm Airplay Imprint of the Year La Industria Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latino WK Latin Rhythm Album of the Year: Nicky Jam “Fenix” Ozuna “Odisea” Yandel “#Update” Zion & Lennox “Motivan2” Latin Rhythm Albums Label of the Year: El Cartel Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment Warner Latina Latin Rhythm Albums Imprint of the Year: Capitol Latin La Industria Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latino WRITER/PRODUCER/PUBLISHER CATEGORIES Songwriter of the Year: Justin Bieber Daddy Yankee Erika Ender Luis Fonsi Marty James Garton Poo Bear Publisher of the Year: BMG Gold Songs,ASCAP Sony/ATV Discos Music Publishing LLC,ASCAP Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing, LLC,BMI Universal Musica, Inc.,ASCAP Publishing Corporation of the Year: BMG Sony/ATV Music Universal Music Warner/Chappell Music Producer of the Year: Chris Jeday Mauricio Rengifo & Andres Torres Saga Whiteblack Wisin.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 7th, 2018

Fantastic Beasts" Ezra Miller Finally Speaks About That Huge Twist Ending in "Crimes of Grindelwald"!

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hit theaters last week and Ezra Miller, who plays the role of Credence Barebone, has broken his silence on the major twist at the end! SPOILERS AHEAD! At the end of the movie, Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) revealed to Credence that he’s actually Aurelius Dumbledore, who is presumed to be [...] Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hit theaters last week and Ezra Miller, who plays the role of Credence Barebone, has broken his silence on the major twist at the end! SPOILERS AHEAD! At the end of the movie, Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) revealed to Credence that he’s actually Aurelius Dumbledore, who is presumed to be the brother of Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law). “I was shocked, stunned, confused, petrificus totalus with wonder and fascination. And I still have a lot of questions for which I have no answers,” Ezra told EW about finding out the big news. Ezra added that he first learned the true identity of Credence after promoting the first Fantastic Beasts movie in 2016. And does Albus Dumbledore know that Credence is his brother? “We truly do not know,” Ezra said. “Jude knows. But he won’t tell you.” As for what the characters will be doing while waiting at Nurmengard Castle, he responded, “Probably just hang out all the time. Hopefully Antonio the chupacabra — who was treated so foully by our fearless leader and master — has some siblings somewhere. We have a phoenix. We have the Obscurus juice. Plus Grindelwald is one of the most formidable wizards of all time. And we’ll get better costumes since we’re now on the villains side.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 20th, 2018

Ezra Miller Cosplays as Sexy Toadette at Comic-Con 2018!

Ezra Miller appears on stage in a Toadette costume for a panel at 2018 Comic-Con on Saturday morning (July 21) in San Diego, Calif. The 25-year-old actor cosplayed as the character while appearing alongside the cast of his upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ezra Miller [...] Ezra Miller appears on stage in a Toadette costume for a panel at 2018 Comic-Con on Saturday morning (July 21) in San Diego, Calif. The 25-year-old actor cosplayed as the character while appearing alongside the cast of his upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ezra Miller Make sure to watch the new trailer for the film, which debuted during the panel. Ezra showed up to Comic-Con dressed in a fun costume last year as well, and even flashed his abs in that outfit......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 21st, 2018

Listen To This: From Budapest To Here!

George Ezra is back! And the Brit is very happy! We dig it! His new song, Don't Matter Now, showcases his soulfoul vocals with some very upbeat production! This reminds us of Perezcious fave Eric Hutchinson! Check it out above! Then CLICK HERE to listen to more music from George Ezra! George Ezra is back! And the Brit is very happy! We dig it! His new song, Don't Matter Now, showcases his soulfoul vocals with some very upbeat production! This reminds us of Perezcious fave Eric Hutchinson! Check it out above! Then CLICK HERE to listen to more music from George Ezra!.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 22nd, 2018

Ed Sheeran Says His Next Album Won"t Be Pop!

Ed Sheeran is going a different route with his next record! The 26-year-old “Shape of You” singer-songwriter made an appearance on George Ezra‘s George Ezra and Friends podcast, revealing his intention for his next album. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ed Sheeran “The next record that I’m making is not a pop album. [...] Ed Sheeran is going a different route with his next record! The 26-year-old “Shape of You” singer-songwriter made an appearance on George Ezra‘s George Ezra and Friends podcast, revealing his intention for his next album. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ed Sheeran “The next record that I’m making is not a pop album. I feel like it’s dangerous to have a career that goes bigger and bigger, because at some point it’s gonna drop. If the next album does, like, 2 or 1 [million], or 500,000, it’s not a failure because I’ve made an album where I’m not trying to get there. No one’s going to be like, ‘that’s a flop,’” he explained. “The label hate that. The label really f–king hate that. They want a big pop album again but I think that s–t’s dangerous.” For more from Ed, listen to the podcast......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 15th, 2018

Ezra Miller Was Told He Made a Mistake By Coming Out as Queer

Ezra Miller is opening up his choice to reveal he identifies as queer. The 25-year-old Justice League actor says that after making the revelation in interview with Out back in 2012, he was told he made a mistake. “I was told, when I gave that interview…This is an interesting thing to talk about. I was [...] Ezra Miller is opening up his choice to reveal he identifies as queer. The 25-year-old Justice League actor says that after making the revelation in interview with Out back in 2012, he was told he made a mistake. “I was told, when I gave that interview…This is an interesting thing to talk about. I was told by a lot of people I’d made a mistake,” Ezra told Shortlist. “Folks in the industry, folks outside the industry. People I’ve never spoken to. They said there’s a reason so many gay, queer, gender-fluid people in Hollywood conceal their sexual identity, or their gender identity in their public image. I was told I had done a ‘silly’ thing in…thwarting my own potential to be a leading man,” he continued. Ezra added, “‘You’ve made a mistake’ is such a hard thing to hear. Maybe if I’d actually made a serious mistake? But not for this. I didn’t think I’d done anything wrong, though there have been moments of doubt as a result of those conversations. But…what they said was, in fact, ‘rubbish’, as you might say. We are the ones. It’s up to us to manifest the world we want to exist in. But we’re ready. Humans are ready.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 8th, 2017

Ezra Miller Pops in Prada While Doing "Fantastic Beasts" Press

Ezra Miller pops the collar on his yellow pullover while leaving the BBC Radio One studio on Monday afternoon (November 12) in London, England. The 26-year-old actor wore a full Prada look, as styled by Jason Rembert, while visiting the studio to talk about his new movie Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Ezra is [...] Ezra Miller pops the collar on his yellow pullover while leaving the BBC Radio One studio on Monday afternoon (November 12) in London, England. The 26-year-old actor wore a full Prada look, as styled by Jason Rembert, while visiting the studio to talk about his new movie Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Ezra is becoming one of the most exciting style stars today and his red carpet look at last week’s Paris premiere is a must see. Make sure to see the movie when it hits theaters this Friday!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 12th, 2018

Justice League"s Ezra Miller & Ray Fisher Flash Their Abs at Comic-Con!

Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher put their six packs on display while on stage at 2017 Comic-Con on Saturday (July 22) in San Diego, Calif. The guys were at the Warner Bros. panel to promote their upcoming movie Justice League, in which they play The Flash and Cyborg, respectively. Ezra and Ray were joined on [...] Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher put their six packs on display while on stage at 2017 Comic-Con on Saturday (July 22) in San Diego, Calif. The guys were at the Warner Bros. panel to promote their upcoming movie Justice League, in which they play The Flash and Cyborg, respectively. Ezra and Ray were joined on stage by their co-stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and Jason Momoa. Make sure to watch the new Justice League trailer that debuted during the panel. It is four minutes long and features some action-packed moments!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 22nd, 2017

Podcasts You Should Know: Taking Risks with Kevin Allison

Kevin Allison made many of us laugh during his time on MTV’s cult comedy series, The State. These days, he’s still making us laugh, and cry, and think. Kevin is […] More The post Podcasts You Should Know: Taking Risks with Kevin Allison appeared first on Socialite Life. Kevin Allison made many of us laugh during his time on MTV’s cult comedy series, The State. These days, he’s still making us laugh, and cry, and think. Kevin is the host of the amazing storytelling podcast RISK! On the show, which arose from a series of successful live shows in New York and Los Angeles, people from all walks of life tell true stories “they never thought they’d dare to share.” I had the chance to chat with Kevin about the show’s origins and how he is able to provide listeners with emotional, hilarious and often relatable stories. Socialite Life: How did you end up going from sketch comedy to storytelling? Kevin Allison: I was in a sketch comedy group called The State and we had a show on MTV from 1993 to 1995 – and then, in 1996, the group broke up and I was devastated by that breakup. I remember the day we were fired. We quit MTV and tried to go to CBS, and Les Moonves fired us immediately. He had just been hired to take over CBS. He was like, “I don’t have time to think about a bunch of kids making sketch comedy. Just fire them right away even though we just hired them.” And I remember I went back to my apartment that night and laid down on my floor and my body was shaking, because I was so distraught. And the reason I was so distraught was because I had attained a level of success with that group of people. I was on television, there were all sorts of prospects of how to go up, up, up in the whole Hollywood and TV world and all of a sudden, it was all gone because the group was all of a sudden maybe no longer going to exist. And I really didn’t have the confidence that I could create a career on my own as a solo performer. I was just so insecure about the fact that I’m so unusual. I was so insecure about the fact that I’m SO gay and so kinky and do Midwestern and so, I don’t know, intellectual and sincere – and all sorts of things that I never felt like added up to something that would be really appealing to a Hollywood casting director. I just always thought of myself as being too odd. So, 12 years after The State broke up, I was trying everything I could think of to forge a solo career. I was doing one-man shows and I was auditioning for commercials and indie movies. I was pitching television shows to Comedy Central, but I was terrified. I was filled with stage fright and I just wasn’t comfortable in my own skin yet. I was very reliant on playing old crazy, kooky characters, like I had been with the sketch comedy group. I did that for 12 years, and was getting nowhere. I was a starving artist. I mean, in order to live, most of what I was doing was cater waitering – and getting recognized left and right by people because I was still on TV in reruns. SL: Where did the idea for RISK! come from? Kevin Allison: It was in 2009 that I did a solo show of crazy, kooky characters, called F-Up, about five characters who f-ed up their careers. For example, there was one character who was a Jewish vaudevillian and actor from the 20s who used to be in a comedy group, but his partners went off to LA to become multimillionaires and left him behind. So, clearly, there was some autobiography in that. I did this solo show at San Francisco Sketchfest in 2009 and (fellow State alum) Michael Ian Black came to see it. And afterwards, I asked him, “What did you think?”, because I thought the show was a failure that night. And he said, “I think the audience just wanted you to drop the act and stop playing these characters, stop hiding behind a mask and start getting upon stage and just be you. Tell your own stories. Your life is amazingly interesting.” And I said, “Oh, I’m so terrified to hear that because I’m just afraid I’m too gay and too kinky and too Midwestern” and all these things. I said, “It feels too risky.” And he said, “THAT is the word to latch onto. Like, if what you’re doing feels risky, then it probably means you’re opening up to the audience and they’ll open up to you.” So, I went back to New York after that experience and on the flight home, I thought, “I’m going to tell the riskiest story I can imagine telling in front of an audience as soon as I’m back in New York.” And the riskiest story I could think of at the time was about the first time I prostituted myself, when I was 23-years-old. I went up on stage at the UCB Theater in Chelsea and I told this story and I was stunned – because there was such a difference in the feeling between myself and the audience. I was looking right into their eyes, which I was very un-used to doing when being on stage. When you’re playing a character, you’re kind of reciting memorized stuff. But now I felt like I was having a conversation with them – and there was just this energy coming back at me where every time I thought, “Oh, that sounded too gay or too Midwestern, or whatever it might be, I realized, “Oh, no, they continue to lean forward and this is really resonating with them.” So, I left the theater that night and I walked away, down 8th Avenue and the whole idea of RISK! occurred to me at that moment, during that walk. I thought, “I’m going to create a show. It has to be a live show because I had to force my frightened little ass to get up on stage on a regular basis. I’ve been avoiding that my whole life, I’ve got to start doing that regularly in order to get comfortable in front of an audience. And, it should be a podcast – which I was just learning about at the time – because small room comedy isn’t going to get you anywhere; you need a larger audience.” .IRPP_minimalist { padding:0px; margin: 0; padding-top:1em!important; padding-bottom:1em!important; width:100%; display: block; font-weight:bold; background-color:#FFFFFF; border:0!important; border-left:4px solid #141414!important; box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -o-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); text-decoration:none; } .IRPP_minimalist:active, .IRPP_minimalist:hover { opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; text-decoration:none; } .IRPP_minimalist { transition: background-color 250ms; webkit-transition: background-color 250ms; opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; } .IRPP_minimalist .ctaText { font-weight:bold; color:#000000; text-decoration:none; font-size: 16px; } .IRPP_minimalist .postTitle { color:#000000; text-decoration: underline!important; font-size: 16px; } .IRPP_minimalist:hover .postTitle { text-decoration: underline!important; } RELATED:  An Early Halloween Treat – Socialite Life Chats With Elvira! SL: How did you decide the format of the podcast? Kevin Allison: I thought it should be live stories, stories told on stage and radio-style stories, because I’ve always loved putting together an audio story sort of thing. I used to play with a Radio Shack tape recorder when I was a kid all of the time. So, it all came together for me and I realized that the deal with the show is everyone is coming out of the closet about something. Everyone is stepping outside of their comfort zone and speaking to the audience in a way they never really thought they’d be totally comfortable talking in mixed company about – about the things that have happened in their life that have made them feel the most emotional – or just the most revealing – the kinds of things they would normally talk about with their therapist. And, amazingly, that idea immediately resonated with everyone I asked to do the show. People were like, “That’s a great idea.” Because it can be like The Moth or This American Life but it can also go places where those shows can’t go because they’re on NPR. I remember I started listening to those shows at that same time and I was so struck by Ira Glass saying before one of the stories on the show, “I have to warn the audience. This next story acknowledges the existence of sex.” And I was like, “Oh, there is definitely room for a storytelling show that is not afraid to go way deep into that sort of stuff without making apologies.” SL: The interstitial music on RISK! is amazing. How are you able to find songs that connect so well with the stories? Kevin Allison: You know, it’s so funny, because with the podcast, I have found that it has perfectly blended so many of these tiny little ways of being creative that go all the way back to when I was a kid. When I was a kid, my first obsession was with records. I loved listening to records. My parents, my brothers, my sisters – everyone in my family had big record collections. And, also, I was never much into listening to an album. I was always focusing on specific single tracks. I used to make mixtapes when I was a kid – like a maniac – and I always had very eclectic tastes too. And there really is something incredibly…I don’t know…it really does scratch a creative itch to make a good mixtape, where one song leads into the next in a really dynamic way and you feel like you’re getting a really wonderful mix of different colors and tones. So, yes, I have always been obsessed with finding new music, especially new singles or just specific songs and when I started creating RISK!… those first two seasons are especially weird. Because back then we were in the “wild, wild west” of the internet and we didn’t know what we had the rights to use or not so we were using either stuff that was on free music archives online or we were using stuff where we wrote to the band and got their permission or we were using stuff where the band just literally made the song for the show. So, those first two years of the show are really weird with the mix of what you’re hearing. But, eventually, we were able to afford to buy licenses. Now, we can play literally almost any song that’s out there because we have like three different music licenses to play whatever. So, the internet has figured out how to handle all of that with podcasts and now there’s a lot of freedom but I can’t believe how much searching it still takes. I still constantly as people if they can recommend new bands for me to listen to. I’ll just flat-out ask the fans on our Facebook page, send me some songs I should check out. I’ll use stuff like Spotify or Pandora, like little algorithms to help me discover new stuff, like “this song might sound a little bit like that song.” I’m constantly searching for music, and it’s not very time effective. I think an unusual amount of time goes into deciding the songs that end up on the show but I’m very proud of it and I think our Best of RISK! Music episodes – every five or so months, we’ll do an episode that’s just the best songs we’ve had on the show in the past few months. I think that those are spectacular. I think those are so wonderful to listen to at parties and stuff like that. SL: Is there a story that was told on the podcast that still resonates with you to this day? Kevin Allison: Well, I have always been spectacularly fascinated with a story Mollena Williams shared on the show I don’t know how many years ago. The story is called “Slave”. It’s a radio-style story and what was fascinating about it was I knew the broad strokes of what happened in this incident she lived through, but I didn’t really know the whole story. And she came over to my apartment and she just kind of improvised it, just very conversational, just chatting with me. But it really comes off like it’s extremely well thought out and almost like a written short story or something like that – which is very rare, I mean, usually on our end we have to edit and edit and edit to make a person sound a lot more eloquent than they actually were when we first recorded them. But I think what was so fascinating about the story was…like, I’m a kinky person, so I’m always fascinated with people exploring things sexually or erotically that are unusual or maybe even a little taboo or a little dangerous. [Mollena] is a black woman and she was raised in the projects in Harlem and she grew up as a feminist, like very, very conscious and woke about race and power dynamics and all of that, but she had this kink, like ever since she was a little girl, of wanting to play a submissive, sort of slave-like role with someone. So, as she got into the kink community, in her 20s or so in San Francisco, she started to wonder if she could play what they now call “race play”, where you take racial tension and you make that the central focus of the behavioral roleplay between a dominant and a submissive person in an erotic situation. With Reservation / Mindy Tucker So, she started experimenting with that and, at first, she had a really fun time with it, you know, she had people who were very tongue-in-cheek and she had a lot of trust with them and all of that. But then she tried it with a guy who was very, very intense and she didn’t know him quite as well, and they didn’t negotiate it quite well enough. There was some confusion about the negotiation of how they were going to play and she found herself in this roleplay scene with him that was almost like 12 Years a Slave, where she’s like the escaped slave girl sort of thing and he’s the redneck cracker with a bull whip and the whole nine yards and something happened to her psychologically while she was playing where she lost grasp of reality. She started to be unable to remember that she had a safe word and this was just a game, and it started to become a truly traumatic situation for her. The reason I find that story so fascinating is because I think it really is risky of Mollena to be sharing that. People have a wide range of reactions to it but what I love about it is that she’s able to acknowledge and honor her mixed feelings. At the end of the story, she says, “If you’re thinking of doing something like this, any sort of taboo play in the kink realm, you really have to think through it first, like what you can handle, because you might just uncover something psychologically that might be a lot bigger, an emotion that you had planned on dealing with, and it can be pretty dangerous.” It did traumatize her for a while. But she ends it by saying it can also be very, very hot and that’s what I love about stories is that stories don’t have to be black or white, or this way or that way, they can honor those mixed emotions and to hear someone really unpack all of that in depth is really quite impressive. I love that about what we do with the show. SL: Do you think everyone has a RISK!-worthy story inside of them? Kevin Allison: I think everyone has lots of stories in them. What I always tell people is what we’re interested in is those moments from your life when you were most either emotionally wound up or fascinated or you really felt like you were learning something about yourself, like we have these peak experiences, often times it will be your first time doing something, like the night you lost your virginity, and then other times it will be like terrible or wonderful surprises, like a car accident you were in, or you tried mushrooms for the first time and it was like a magical experience. We have these peak experiences in our life and it’s very much worth sitting down and going back and trying to recreate it, because once you start walking through some of those memories and trying to make sense of it all, you’ll have more memories that start creeping in. And you might think, “Oh, I don’t remember all that much about that” or “Oh, it wasn’t that big of a deal, the whole thing took place in only about ten minutes.” But once you start trying to remember and really re-experience it as you’re talking about it, other memories start filtering in and you really begin to have more of a grasp on the entire experience. That’s why people do therapy, by the way. It’s trying to walk through some of these experiences and revisit them and kind of like make something new out of them. So that’s what storytelling is – you’re sharing with someone about a moment that was particularly resonant for you and your hope is that, in sharing that, it will resonate somehow with the listener as well. SL: How long does it take to get someone ready to tell their story on stage or on the podcast? Kevin Alison: Well, New York and Los Angeles are our shows where we’re working a lot with people who are pretty experienced with getting up on stage. So, with those people, it’s like pulling teeth just getting them to agree to work with you because they’re all so full of themselves that they’re like, “No, I don’t have to work with you before the show.” But, when we go, for example, we’re about to go to Cincinnati and Cleveland next month, and what we’ll do is say on the podcast, “Hey, Cincinnati, we’re coming to town, so pitch us your stories.” So, about 20 people from Cincinnati pitch us their stories. They send in like 300-word long descriptions of what they have in mind and then the ones that sound really interesting to us, we’ll say, “Can you make a 15-minute recording of you attempting to tell that story for the first time?” Just a first draft. Then, after we listen to those, then we actually cast the show, and we’ll usually have them go through two more drafts before the show. SL: That’s quite a lot of work. Kevin Allison: It is rather an involved process, and part of the reason it’s so involved is because we want to make sure that everyone getting up on stage is happy with what they’re doing. We want to make sure people have really processed all their emotions and are really ready to do this and we also want to make sure that we’ve done enough poking and prodding at these people to make sure that they really are uncovering all, lifting up all of the rocks to see all the stuff in their stories they might not have thought of in a long time. I have to laugh, because so often when I’m working with someone on a story, I do sound like a therapist because I’ll ask questions like, “Yeah, but what do you think your mother was really thinking at that moment?” or “Oh, is there anything you wanted to say at that moment but you held your tongue?” You know, I ask those kinds of things which kind of get people thinking, “Oh my gosh, yeah, there was something I wanted to say that I didn’t say” and then, all of a sudden, there’s a lot more to unpack there. .IRPP_minimalist { padding:0px; margin: 0; padding-top:1em!important; padding-bottom:1em!important; width:100%; display: block; font-weight:bold; background-color:#FFFFFF; border:0!important; border-left:4px solid #141414!important; box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -o-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); text-decoration:none; } .IRPP_minimalist:active, .IRPP_minimalist:hover { opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; text-decoration:none; } .IRPP_minimalist { transition: background-color 250ms; webkit-transition: background-color 250ms; opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; } .IRPP_minimalist .ctaText { font-weight:bold; color:#000000; text-decoration:none; font-size: 16px; } .IRPP_minimalist .postTitle { color:#000000; text-decoration: underline!important; font-size: 16px; } .IRPP_minimalist:hover .postTitle { text-decoration: underline!important; } RELATED:  Socialite Life Chats with America’s Got Talent’s Breakout Season 13 Star, Hans! SL: What is your advice for aspiring storytellers? Kevin Allison: My first bit of advice is to listen to “What every RISK! storyteller should know.” It’s about an hour long and it’s me giving tips on what really makes a story pop. And what it is, other than what I was talking about before, about how important it is to zero in on just a few incidents that are particularly meaningful for you, is that you really want to flesh those incidents out, you want to be like, “Okay, that night that I did lose my virginity, what do I remember about the look in her eyes and can I recall what temperature was the room and what were those clothes I was wearing? And what was that feeling I got in my gut at that one point?” You need to really get into the sense memory of what that experience was like in the nitty gritty, so that you can really take us there in a cinematic way to re-experience very specific moments. A lot of people have this bad habit of telling us the gist of what someone said. They’ll be like, “My Dad said I had to get out of the house as soon as possible because he really wanted me out of there.” Instead, you should say, “My Dad turned to me and pointed his finger in my face and he said, ‘Now you look here, buddy. I want you out of here’”…so you really hear him saying the dialogue. It’s really about zeroing in on those really specific moments of lived experience and then remembering all the sights and sounds and smells and tastes and details like that where you can really kind of cinematically bring it to life for us, so we feel like we’re there watching it happen. SL: What is the coolest reaction you’ve gotten from a fan of the podcast? Kevin Allison: Oh my God, there have been so, so, so many. You know it was really cute, we were in Austin a few years ago and this couple came up to me and they said they had been married for 15 years and they were determined to get divorced, like they had been talking…not in heated emotion, but in like “It looks like this is over. We really should get divorced.” So, they had been talking about that for a while and had not been looking forward to the divorce process but knew that it had to happen. Then they started listening to RISK! and they started hearing these kinky stories on the show, because there’s a lot of them on the show. And, in the process, they both realized that – each of them realized separately, “Oh my God, we’re kinky!” Like they had never done a lot of this stuff. But hearing people talk about it, they were like “Oh my God, we could be doing this!” So, they started trying kinky things together and they said to me after this Austin show, they came up to me and said, “We have sex every night now and the divorce is off the table.” (Laughs) But a lot of people have come up and said they were suicidal at one point, or just going through a really rough patch. Occasionally it’s a little shocking to hear someone say that they started listening when they were 12-years-old. (Laughs) They’ll be like, “Oh my God, you raised me!” (Laughs) But pretty much every day we’ll get these emails from people with these amazing experiences. It is really funny and endearing to hear the great effect it has on people. SL: However, not all of the feedback you get is positive, right? Kevin Allison: Of course, we get a lot of complaints about offending people. You know, we get a lot of email saying “Shame on you for having played this”. We’re always walking a tightrope because things that are politically incorrect or inexpertly or insensitively worded are kind of bound to pop up on the show here and there because we encourage people to speak so “uncensoredly”, you know, we don’t want people walking on eggshells, we want people being as unfiltered as they can be. So, occasionally, there are little brouhahas that pop up about that too because we do really want to be as compassionate as we can, as emotionally intelligent as we can about creating a show that is valuable to people rather than hurtful to people. So, we have to navigate that a lot as well. SL: You recently published the RISK! book, as well as a series of stories for Amazon, called This Can’t Be Happening, and with this and the ongoing live shows, what else do you want to accomplish with the show? Kevin Allison: Well, we would love to do another book. We would love to do more of the Amazon stuff and we’re starting to talk about film and TV. I can’t really speak specifically about all of that, but this year, at the very least, we’re entering into a lot of talks about that kind of stuff. I’ve always been apprehensive of taking on too much, because, I once had a lunch with Marc Maron. Marc was on the very first episode of RISK! in New York and then he was at the very first night that we ever did the show in Los Angeles. He’s always been a kind of friend of the show in a little bit of a mentoring sort of way. He said, “Whatever you do, if you do a book or you do TV stuff or whatever projects you might do, just make sure you keep the podcast – the audio podcast – going and keep it at the high quality that it always has been.” So that, I think, is the challenge looking forward because I do want to be tackling more. There’s a part of me creatively which just wants to be trying new things but at the same time, this show is very hard to produce. (Laughs) So, I want to make sure that we do it very mindfully. New episodes of RISK! air every Tuesday and can be found wherever you listen to podcasts. On Thursday, Kevin goes into the archives for RISK! Singles. You can follow the show on Twitter, and you can gain access to exclusive content and the full archive of shows by supporting RISK! on Patreon. The post Podcasts You Should Know: Taking Risks with Kevin Allison appeared first on Socialite Life......»»

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