Victoria’s Secret model Irina Shayk might have just split up with Cristiano Ronaldo but she’s landed herself the lead female role in Romeo Santos and Marc Anthony’s latest music video for Yo También. It’s more like a mini movie than a music video and in the 6 minute footage Irina plays a woman who gets caught up in a love triangle between two gorgeous latinos – one is a mobster (Marc Anthony) and the other is an FBI agent who is tracking him down (Romeo Santos). Despite the men being complete opposites Irina falls for both of them. Messy!
The racy footage might be a bit hard for Ronaldo to watch as Irina flirts with both singers and is mostly seen in nothing more than some skimpy underwear or a bikini. There were rumours that their 5-year relationship was in trouble when Irina didn’t support him in Zurich when he was awarded the FIFA Ballon d’Or award. According to reports, Ronaldo has already moved on from the split with a Spanish news reporter called Lucia Villalon.
The video was filmed in the Dominican Republic and directed by Jessy Terreno. Santos, known as The King of Bachata, has once again hit Nº1 on Airplay on the US Billboard charts. Yo También is the 4th chart-topper from his latest album, Formula Vol. 2. Santos has received nine nominations at the upcoming Premio Lo Nuestro 2015 and in May will kick off the second leg of his US tour.
The first full trailer for the much-anticipated Game of Thrones Season 5 made it’s debut last week at IMAX screenings for the final two episodes of Season 4. The trailer is perfect for the cinema and is action-packed – there are snakes, dragons, a haggard-looking Tyrion and plenty of plots for revenge. “Justice has a Price” is the tagline and main theme to the trailer which is soundtracked with David Bowie’s iconic ‘Heroes’. There’s both action and hope in this epic trailer.
Other main elements from the trailer include a dramatic statement from Littlefinger to Sansa “There’s no justice in this world – not unless we make it. Avenge them” and Daenerys intriguing “I’m not going to stop the wheel – I’m going to break the wheel.”
Game of Thrones returns for its fifth season on April 12 on HBO in the US, and a day later on Sky Atlantic in the UK.
Below we present some images from Season 5, courtesy of HBO. They are all very curious as everyone appears to be scattered across the great lands of Westeros but we imagine in the final two or three seasons everyone will start preparing for the battle of the throne—or the zombie apocalypse, whichever comes first.
For the second year running now, the Miss Universe winner has been a Latina. This year, in the 63rd Miss Universe Beauty Pageant, a 22 year old Paulina Vega (Miss Colombia) has taken the crown, beating contestants from more than 80 other countries. There was plenty of scandal, quite a few tears, a lot of WTF moments and Twitter was set ablaze with the injustice of it all. We report here on some of the best and worst moments.
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As Miss Universe, Paulina Vega will be put up in a luxury apartment in New York with a full wardrobe and endless beauty products. She will also be awarded a one-year scholarship from the New York Film Academy along with receiving an undisclosed salary.
So, what’s so great about her? Well, she is said to be very hard-working, intelligent, glamorous, professional, a student of business administration with goals, but most importantly, she looks like Latina-barbie. “It will be a dream come true to represent the woman of today,” Vega told the Associated Press. “A woman that not only cares about being beautiful and being glamorous, but also cares about being a professional, intelligent, hard-working person.”
However, there were lots of disgruntled spectators who claimed that the competition is geopolitically swayed. For example, Jamaica, with it’s population of less than 3 million, is not exactly an economic powerhouse. Twitter was ablaze with bitter comments of angry people expressing their feelings of injustice.
The Jamaica affair was not the only controversy this year. Miss Lebanon took a photo with Miss Israel and faced extreme criticism. Since Israel and Lebanon have technically been at war since the late 40s, the consequences could have been serious. Back in 1993, the then Miss Lebanon was stripped of her title for the same offence. What a shame that these things can’t be put aside just for a few days. Miss Israel, a.k.a. Doron Matalon, was philosophical. “Too bad you cannot put the hostility out of the game, only for three weeks of an experience of a lifetime that we can meet girls from around the world and also from the neighboring country,” Matalon wrote on Facebook.
Moving swiftly on, the shows highlights and some WTF moments:
Miss USA (Nia Sanchez) was the runner-up, followed by Miss Ukraine (Diana Harkusha). Miss Netherlands (Yasmin Verheijen) came 4th and Miss Jamaica (Kaci Fennell) finished in 5th place.
Miss Indonesia (Elvira Devinamira)’s 44lb outfit won the International Costume Competition. Everyone was quite fond of Miss Canada’s (Chanel Beckenlehner) hockey stick outfit too though.
No African countries made it to the top 15. Resulting in no African countries being represented for nearly three quarters of the night.
The Miss Congeniality winner was Miss Nigeria (Queen Celestine), however the only time she was really shown was when accepting her award.
All the answers given by the contestants to the questions asked by the judges, were cringe-worthy at best. Miss Colombia said that women should learn that men still believe in inequality… Miss Netherlands (Yasmin Verheijen) said she was an ambassador for child prostitution and Miss Ukraine (Diana Harkusha) said she likes nice swimsuits.
Miss Netherlands’ continued on the wtf path when her ‘’Fun Fact” was that she was locked in a cage for 12 hours.
Finally, the shows hosts were met with an eruption of boos from the crowd when they announced the results. lol.
Ahead of Sunday’s big showdown between New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks there are two more action-packed Super Bowl adverts that have just been aired and you can’t miss them – Terminator: Genisys and the Divergent sequel Insurgent.
Terminator: Genisys sees Arnold Schwarzenegger return to his role as the T-800 fighting to stop Judgement Day. Directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World), this is the 5th instalment of the series that began with James Cameron’s 1984 classic The Terminator.
Terminator: Genisys will be released in the US on July 1 and in the UK on July 3.
Insurgent, the Divergent sequel, is a real explosive promo, quite mind-shattering to say the least. Shailene Woodley’s Tris Prior faces off against Kate Winslet’s villainous Jeanine Matthews. Hunted down because she doesn’t fit neatly into just one world, being Divergent could now be Tris’ greatest asset.
Insurgent opens in cinemas on March 20, with Allegiant, the final book in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth, being released as two movies in March 2016 and March 2017.
Kanye West is obviously just a big softie at heart as his latest music video shows. Only One features Kanye and his daughter North West in a video shot just like a home movie. In classic Kanye style though this home-style video is still directed by Oscar-winning ‘Her’ director Spike Jonze. It’s very minimalist and simple, showing Kanye strolling around a foggy field hand-in-hand with his daughter. The song is meant to represent his late mother singing to Kanye about his future.
Only One was released on January 1st and features Paul McCartney on keyboards. It’s the first single to be cut from West’s 7th studio album that, as yet, has no title or release date.
The rapper debuted the clip on the Ellen DeGeneres show on Thursday (January 29) and told Ellen how fatherhood has changed him: “I’ve definitely learned how to compromise more … I’ve learned how to shut up more. I think I’m a better human being because of her [Kim Kardashian] and because of my daughter.”
Only One is the second collaboration between West and McCartney, who also got together with Rihanna for the new single FourFiveSeconds, released last week.
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#ThrowbackThursday – Today we go back to 1976 with a track that put the funk into funky – Rose Royce’s chart smashing hit Car Wash. It was the vocals of Gwen Dickey and the 7 introductory handclaps that everyone loved and hooked onto. The song is so full of energy and so funky that it’s very difficult to tire of hearing it, no matter how many times it is mixed and mashed.
Written and produced by Norman Whitfield, it was the group’s debut single and one of the most notable successes of the disco era – the lead single from their first album, the Car Wash Soundtrack. It went to Nº1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Nº1 on the R&B charts, it reached Nº9 on the UK charts a year later in 1977. Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott covered the song in 2004 for the Shark Tale soundtrack.
The film Car Wash introduced comedian Richard Pryor into the mainstream and became a word-of-mouth success, costing $2 million and turning in a gross profit of $20 million.
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The Super Bowl 2015 is this Sunday (Feb 1st), it is one of the most watched American TV broadcasts every year with over 100 million viewers. The half time acts are always the biggest music stars of the moment; this year Katy Perry is set to rock the audience at the Phoenix Stadium, Arizona. She will be joined by Lenny Kravitz while the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks take a well earned break. One of the major financiers is of course the advertising and to get a spot there is some seriously fierce competition (not to mention that the average slot costs a mere $4 million). Budweiser, Coca Cola, Doritos, McDonalds and Pepsi are just a few of the big names that fight for a place within the Super Bowl’s many ad breaks and every year they have to come up with something innovative, unique and clever. Over the years the advertisements during the airing of the Super Bowl have become notorious for their comedy, celebrity cameos and unpredictability and have become a phenomenon in their own right with many people tuning in solely to see what the advertisers will come up with.
These are our top ten most iconic, quirkiest, kookiest, funniest, genius and memorable ads ever to be aired during the Super Bowl.
1. Coca Cola 1980 – This is one of the earlier ads to be aired during the Super Bowl and has become an iconic one due to the star of the show being the defensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Joe Greene. Also known as “Mean Joe”, the star player is on his way to the dressing room injured as a young fan offers him his Coca Cola, in an act of gratitude he in turn gives the fan his game jersey. This earned Joe his most famous role and there were even spin off ads made from this by Proctor and Gamble where the jersey stinks and the fan rejects it.
2. Apple 1984 – This has been considered to be one of the best Super Bowl ads of all time for its influence and assistance in launching the Mac into the personal computer market. It was directed by the famous Ridley Scott and inspired by the novel 1984 by George Orwell. The setting is futuristic looking with an army of prisoners sat watching a propaganda-like speaker on a large screen. A woman wearing athlete’s attire with a Macintosh branded T-Shirt comes running through the audience and hurls a hammer at the screen. The message that comes across is “On January 24th, Apple Computer will introduce the Macintosh. And you’ll see why 1984 won’t be like ‘1984.’”
3. Pepsi 1992 – This has been considered the best Pepsi ad of all time as well as being a classic Super Bowl commercial. It is typical nineties, with one of the biggest supermodels of the time wearing high-waisted tiny denim shorts and a white vest showing off the curves that she was so famous for. Cindy Crawford stars as this thirsty girl who pulls up in her red sports car at a roadside stop to drink a can of Pepsi from a vending machine. Two young boys watch on in awe, amusingly the first boy eventually says “Is that a great new Pepsi can, or what?”. The ad became so iconic they even recreated it ten years later with Cindy this time opting for a Diet Pepsi!
4. Budweiser 1995 –This was the first in a series of adverts by Budweiser featuring three frogs, each of which simply deliver a syllable “Bud”, “Weis” and “Er”. Launched during the ’95 Super Bowl the frogs touched the hearts of America and the world and became one of their most popular campaigns. Budweiser have been a major player in the Super Bowl ad stakes and have had many famous mascots arise from their commercials. Such as the Clydesdale horses, Dalmatian dogs and puppies assisting in making them the most successful advertiser thirteen times in the Super Bowl Ad Meter.
5. Budweiser 1999 – This ad was based on an award winning short film True written and directed by Charles Stone III. It just features a bunch of friends talking to each other on the phone saying “what’s up” or “Whasssuuuuup” in a funny way and sticking their tongues out whilst all drinking a Budweiser. It seemed so trivial and silly at the time but every school kid and even adults latched on to the phrase and it could be heard being used all over the world. It was used in the spoof horror movie Scary Movie, and reemerged six years later involving criticism of George Bush and promotion of Obama.
6. Reebok 2003 – It’s not only one of the funniest ads ever to air, but it set an incredibly high standard for future Super Bowl spots that few have been able to top. Terry Tate, played by actor/athlete Lester Speight, is hired by a big corporation to keep their office drones from goofing off or keeping up office protocol when they’re at work. Tate achieves this not through corporate retreats or mission statements, but by tackling the hell out of anyone who steps out of line.
7. Doritos – Back in 2006 Doritos had the genius idea to launch a competition where the viewers were given the opportunity to film and enter their own commercials with the premise being the winner would air their ad at the Super Bowl. The Crash the Super Bowl promotion is still to this day a massively popular competition with millions of entries having to be scoured through to find the winner. It became even bigger when, in 2009, Doritos added a million dollar prize should any entry be allocated the number one on the Super Bowl Ad Meter Poll. This is one that made it…entitled Free Doritos by Joe and Dave Herbert from Illinois won the grand prize at the Super Bowl XLIII. An office worker uses a crystal ball to see whether he will get the desired Doritos, he then launches it at the vending machine and smashes the window thus freeing all the crisps! Genius.
8. Old Spice 2010 – This is a very amusing tongue in cheek effort to convince men (or their women) that they need to smell like the Old Spice man in order to be a real man, look like he does and live like he does. It’s funny, it’s exaggerated, its sexist and ridiculous and…a massive success in the ad world. There have been many follow ups since the original along the same line of thinking but this one stars a half naked Terry Crews as the protagonist and the reason why people started wearing Old Spice again – it must be working, with almost 50 million views on YouTube!
9. Volkswagen 2011 – This became one of the top viral ads ever to have been aired at the Super Bowl. Since its first airing in 2011 this ad received an incredible response having now over 60 million views on You Tube. The mother of the child actor was said to be utterly overwhelmed by the public’s reaction. The advert, for the new Volkswagen Passat, depicted a young boy dressed head to toe as Star Wars character Darth Vader. The boy attempts to use “the force” on inanimate objects around the house but none of his efforts seem to work. About to give up, he tries out his force on the new car and amazingly the engine starts…Dad is then pictured in the kitchen with the remote control, showing that the new Passat can be started remotely. More importantly the ad delivers a sense of humour and reality amongst families, plus the iconic visual of Star Wars and childhood dreams and fantasies. It’s a winner!
10. McDonalds 1993 – This ad, known as The Showdown, features Michael Jordan and Larry Bird in a hoop shooting contest of seriously exaggerated standards. Jordan and his contender Bird are seen bouncing the basketball off walls, the scoreboard, through windows, etc. in attempt to outdo each others’ skills on the court; the prize being the McDonalds Big Mac and Fries that are on offer. This has become another of the most iconic, all American Super Bowl ads of all time.
President Barack Obama is the latest star to (sort of) give Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson’s song the cover treatment. Obama shows us yet again he’s just too hot for us!
A talented YouTuber, Fadi Saleh, has spent hours putting together this incredible dubbed cover of the current chart topping hit, Uptown Funk, using interview footage of the US President.
Known as “barackdubs” on YouTube, Fadi puts together two of these dubbed cover songs every month! On his YouTube Channel he says “I put words in people’s mouths. baracksdubs mashes together presidential speeches to the tune of popular music, based on fan requests. If the president sings it, it’s a worthy song. Have a suggestion for a song? Tweet the suggestion with the hashtag #baracksdubs.”
We can’t help wondering whether the President watches these himself…we’re sure he would love them!
The awesome foursome are here! The first trailer for Marvel’s Fantastic Four has arrived and it looks pretty amazing. The clip features a very serious monologue, presumably spoken by Dr. Franklin Storm (played by Reg E. Cathey) who talks about humankind’s immeasurable desire to discover, invent and build. As he is talking we get our first look at the superheroes – Miles Teller as Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic), Kate Mara as Sue Storm (Invisible Woman), Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm (The Thing) and Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm (Human Torch).
The producer Simon Kinberg told Collider in a recent interview that the first trailer would feature a “special Easter egg for fans”. We reckon this is the numbers “184.108.40.206” which can be seen for a short moment on the bottom left of the screen as Sue Storm looks intently at a bank of computer screens. If you put these numbers into a browser it’ll open a page about Latveria – the fictional country ruled by Dr. Doom.
We love the question and answer right at the end of the trailer – very thought provoking.
Jennifer Aniston plays a therapist to a hooker in this hilarious new trailer for She’s Funny That Way. This screwball comedy also stars Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Kathryn Hahn, Will Forte & Rhys Ifans. The film premiered last summer at the Venice Film Festival and was co-scripted by Peter Bogdanovich and his ex-wife Louise Stratten.
She’s Funny That Way depicts the cast and crew of a Broadway play as they are thrown into chaos when the director (Owen Wilson) casts a former hooker-turned-actress (Imogen Poots) to star opposite his wife (Kathryn Hahn) and his wife’s ex-lover (Rhys Ifans).
The movie features an impressive cast of comedic talents and with a director like Bogdanovich this looks like it could be a really good film. Previously titled Squirrels to the Nuts (we’re glad they changed that title!) the film will premiere on April 10.