English guys… dress really well and they are very well mannered. But they are also very restrained. Usually in the whole courting situation, I‘m used to being, first of all, ignored for the first two months of the ritual. And then maybe they’ll acknowledge my presence. Then, they’ll probably be a little mean to me. And then, maybe we’ll, you know…whatever. Then I arrive in America, and I remember a few nights into Brown [University], this guy just being like, ‘I like you. You’re great. Let’s go on a date. Let’s do it.’ I’m like, ‘I’m sorry, what just happened?’ This is like a huge culture shock for me. They’re very like open and very straight-forward - but they wear flip-flops and I don’t know if I like that.
- Emma Watson on Ellen
We’re told cops pulled the bus over — and after performing a search, they found 36 small baggies of heroin (totaling .64 ounces) and over TEN POUNDS of marijuana inside a large green duffel bag (an amount roughly the size of a large bed pillow).
When I was doing The Town, I’d tour the actors around Boston. I was with Blake [Lively], and I saw Matt’s childhood home. And I said, “Oh yeah, that’s where Matt grew up.” And she said, “Who?” And I said, “Matt Damon.” And she said, “Oh my God! You know Jason Bourne?!” She really didn’t know. And I thought, “There it is. The first age of people who are adults who missed the whole Matt-and-Ben propaganda campaign!” Mostly, it just made me feel old.
Details Magazine, October 2012
It seems scowling Afrikaan rap-ravers Die Antwoord have an unexpected not-so-guilty pleasure who they’re dying to work with: Canadian superstar and endearingly crazypants Celine Dion. Says Ninja, the group’s MC:
“I fucking love Celine Dion. Celine is the ultimate. We want to work with her more than anybody. I’m going to keep saying it in interviews because I want it to happen so badly.”
Ninja goes on to say that “Think Twice” is his favorite song by the chanteuse, and that Celine would “bust the most beautifullest hook in the whole world” if she’d collaborate with them. This could be a brilliant. I fully support this venture. Just imagine Celine contributing to their latest single, “I Fink U Freeky.” Remix, please?
It happened! The crown princess of all that is music arrived on January 7 (I was actually surprised Beyonce wasn’t induced on January 4th, for obvious reasons), and the internet exploded. Ex-plo-ded. Reports that Beyonce and Jay-Z named their daughter Blue Ivy Carter set off a rumormongering firestorm on Twitter, and speculation as to her name’s origin seemed like the only topic being discussed online. People, “Eulb Yvi” doesn’t mean shit in Latin. Seriously. (For the record: Ivy represents the Roman numeral IV, and Blue signifies Jay’s three highly successful Blueprint albums. She’s the fourth, his “greatest creation.”)
But what really surprised me was the tune, “Glory,” that Jay managed to release within 48 hours of Babyonce’s birth. A sweet, “Isn’t She Lovely“-type song with cutesy proud-pop wordplay. “The most beautifulest thing in this world;” “You’re a child of destiny…You’re my child from the child from Destiny’s Child;” “A pinch of Hov’/A whole glass of B.” Adorable!
But, also, there was this:
“All the pain of the last time/I prayed so hard it was the last time.”
“Last time the miscarriage was so tragic we was afraid this time you’d disappear/But nah baby, you magic.”
Shit guys! Beyonce had a miscarriage! This news is notable not because it happened (which is heartbreaking for the famous and not-famous alike), but because Jigga actually mentioned it! He volunteered that information! This is a couple who wouldn’t confirm they were dating for years, or even that they were married. These two protect their privacy at all costs, and Jay just went and spilled some seriously personal information! I wouldn’t have believed that this song was authentic if it hadn’t been released on Jay-Z’s own site.
But looking beyond the surprise revelation, congrats to Her Royal Highness, The Infant Fierce, who can now claim her title as the youngest person ever to grace a Billboard chart. Willow Smith better watch her back!