04.05.2021
Lil Nas X feared ‘alienating straight fans’ with Montero (Call Me By Your Name) video

Lil Nas X said he was ‘afraid of alienating’ his ‘straight fans’ before releasing the outrageous video for his single Montero (Call Me By Your Name), which features some very raunchy scenes with the devil himself.

The 22-year-old singer admitted he was a bit anxious to share the song and video, which has been both celebrated and condemned for its explicit references to gay sex and Satanic music video.

‘At first I was really afraid of alienating any of my straight fans,’ he told Entertainment Weekly for their Pride issue.

‘But then it was kind of like, if they feel offended, they were never really here for me. They were here for whatever version of myself they made up in their head.’

Montero was a breakthrough for the Old Town Road hitmaker, who came up with the melody after pushing through writing a song he wanted to ‘quit’ on.

And the song and video were instant hits, debuting at the top of Billboard Hot 100 for the week of April 10, 2021, with 21,000 downloads, 46.9 million streams, and 1.1 million radio airplay audience impressions.

Amplifying the hype, Lil Nas X also released 666 limited edition sneakers which featured satanic imagery and contained a drop of human blood. They sold out almost immediately.

But not all of the attention was good for the Georgia-born artist.

Montero (Call Me By Your Name) and the exclusive kicks also earned a hearty amount of controversy from those worried about the saucy video’s effect on youth.

South Dakota governor Kristi Noemi lashed out at Lil Nas, saying ‘This is outrageous, disgusting and perverted and on #PalmSunday no less.

‘Somehow @lilnasx thinks that Satanic worship should be mainstream and normal. I don’t think there have been better candidates to cancel than LilNasX and these shoes.’

After she continued to complain he responded saying: ‘ur a whole governor and u on here tweeting about some damn shoes. do ur job!’

(The shoe was later at the center of a suit by Nike for using their unauthorized use of the classic Air Max ’97’s shoes. The dispute was settled out of court.)

Despite the backlash, the star said he’s been heartened by the amount of support he’s received from fans and the LGBTQ community.

‘Once you show the world more of yourself,’ he told EW. ‘They can relate more.’

And the star is starting to become more comfortable with creating a stir.

‘Looking back on history, the biggest icons, the biggest artists, are the ones who aren’t trying to always make everybody happy and who were doing themselves,’ he said. ‘I hope to do that at all times.’

The Panini singer is also hoping to inspire fans to be true to themselves with his music, telling the magazine: ‘I want to be a voice for those who pretend to be themselves, but aren’t quite there yet.’

Lil Nas X is set to perform on SNL on May 22nd as The Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy’s musical guest.

Entertainment Weekly’s Pride issue, which also features a cover with Pose’s Mj Rodriguez, arrived on newsstands May 14th.

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    Anne Heche made a dig at her ex-girlfriend Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday as she morphed into the TV star while using a ‘shapeshifting’ app on TikTok.

    The actress, 51, who dated the host, 63, from 1997 until 2000, shared a video of herself taking part in the challenge where it transforms people into celebrities they look like.

    Starting the TikTok video, Anne says: ‘Who do you think I get?’ to which her face slowly turns into a throwback photo of Ellen taken at the 1994 Cable Ace Awards – three years before they started dating.

    Waving her finger to the camera, the actress exclaims: ‘Omg, not her! Let’s try again…’

    Anne is left happy when her next celebrity lookalike is Charlize Theron as she jokes: ‘I’m not mad about that!’

    For the final look, the star is ‘shapeshifted’ into herself as she fist-pumps the air and declares: ‘There we go!’

    Anne captioned the TikTok video with: ‘Disappointed but not surprised #shapeshifting #joke #IFeelWeightless #fp #reaction.’

    Yet fellow users were quick to point out that being turned into her ex Ellen shouldn’t have come as a surprise as you pick the picture of the star you want to turn into.

    One person said: ‘But you pick the picture out yourself on this app haha’ followed by laughing emojis.

    While a different account put: ‘Don’t you have to pick your own photos with this app?? [laughing emoji] you do.’

    It comes after Anne claimed her ex Ellen didn’t want her to ‘dress sexy’ as she rated her past red carpet looks in a bizarre video shared to TikTok last month.

    The actress, who dated the host, 63, from 1997 until 2000, brought up a throwback image of the pair posing at the 1998 Golden Globes ceremony, which saw the screen star sport a velvet duster coat.

    Insisting she wasn’t a fan of the look, the Another World icon said: ‘Why do I look like a hippie? It’s because Ellen didn’t want me to dress sexy.’

    The performer went on to flash a thumbs down as she gave the appearance a zero out of 10.

    Shortly after the couple dated, the director tied the knot to Coley Laffoon, while the talk show presenter started a relationship with her now-wife Portia de Rossi.

    Anne’s divorce from the cameraman was finalised in 2009, two years after they initially ended their romance.

    The blonde later started dating Men In Trees co-star James Tupper in 2007, before they split in 2018.

    In the clip, Anne, who is currently dating actor Thomas Jane, critiqued many of her iconic looks – starting with the red outfit she wore to the Fashion Awards in 1998.

    ‘Presented with P. Diddy! Excuse me, yes, red is gorgeous in Prada,’ Anne exclaimed, rating it a seven out of 10. The mother-of-two gave her second look, a sexy silver dress, a 8 out of 10.

    Her highest rated look was the Randi Rahm dress she wore to the HBO Emmys after-party in 2017.

    The TV and film star enthused: ‘Hello excuse me Versace! Yes! And it was Oscars, yes! And it was with Gregory doing my makeup, ding!’

    One of her least favourite looks was a semi-sheer black dress she wore to the 2004 Met Gala, which she teamed with curly hair.

    Anne, who gave the outfit a two out of 10, commented: ‘Okay so the theme was Dangerous Liaisons so my hair was explosive and by the way it rained, and it was frizzy and by the way didn’t work.’

    Her final look was the plunging LGBT-themed dress she wore for her final dance on Dancing With The Stars last year.

    Giving the look a ‘rainbow’ out of 10, Anne shared: ‘What better time to have you go inside out, upside down and backwards… I am the flag. Dancing with the Stars!’

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  • 1 час, 25 минут назад 08.05.2021Showbiz

    She is expecting a baby girl with her boyfriend Charles Drury in July.

    And Lauren Goodger showed off her growing baby bump on Saturday as she lounged in bed following a difficult night’s sleep.

    The former TOWIE star, 34, looked radiant as she donned a cropped white T-shirt while posing for the Instagram snap.

    Holding the camera aloft, Lauren ensured she got the best angle of her bare bump as she reclined back on the bed.

    Lauren, who looked comfortable in a pair of grey joggers, then zoomed the camera in to give a closer look of her belly.

    Captioning her video filmed just after midday, the mum-to-be penned: ‘Morning…haha I didn’t sleep well last night because of my beautiful baby bump.

    ‘Nothing better than sound of rain and coy bed. Saturday snugs.’

    Earlier this week, the TV personality looked on cloud nine as she left pregnancy care centre Hey Baby in Bishop’s Stratford with beau Charles after getting a scan of their baby girl.

    She beamed as she departed the centre arm in arm with her beau, 23, as they both looked at the new scan of their unborn baby.

    It comes after Lauren told how cruel trolls recently accused her of faking her pregnancy, as she revealed she received a DM from a fake account on Instagram.

    Lauren said some didn’t believe her baby news as she ‘hadn’t put enough weight on her face during her pregnancy’.

    Lauren slammed the ‘absolutely crazy’ accusations and said a troll also told her that her bump hadn’t changed since she announced she was expecting.

    Writing for OK! she, said: ‘People have got so much negative stuff to say and you have to ignore it sometimes! I honestly don’t care and I don’t get affected by that sort of stuff. But when the baby’s here no doubt people will complain about things.’

    She revealed her celebrity pals Amy Childs and Cara de la Hoyde have warned her about the ‘mum police’ on social media who critique their parenting skills.

    Lauren said that she is strong and wants to protect her builder beau from getting upset by any potential comments about their daughter.

    The reality personality added: ‘I said, ‘Whatever our baby looks like, people will call her ugly!’ We just have to ignore them!’

    Elsewhere in the column, Lauren revealed her plans to have a water birth and said she is feeling nervous ahead of her labour.

    Lauren recently revealed that she feared she would die after she stopped feeling her baby moving.

    She was rushed to hospital earlier this month for a check-up, and although she was discharged with an assurance her unborn child was healthy, her racing blood pressure caused her heart rate to soar, which is a trigger for her anxiety.

    The reality star revealed that what followed was a panic attack lasting three days, as she admitted she was ‘acting crazy’.

    Lauren told The Sun Online that she convinced herself she was going to have a fatal heart attack, adding: ‘I started acting all crazy and needed to take my top off because I felt too hot.’

    She continued: ‘It’s scary because you don’t understand what’s going on and that’s why you think you’re dying.

    ‘It just comes over, five minutes ago I could be chatting and doing my make-up and the next minute feeling funny.’

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  • 1 час, 25 минут назад 08.05.2021Showbiz

    She recently returned to the UK after spending the majority of the coronavirus pandemic overseas.

    And Dua Lipa showed her playful side on Saturday in a collection of throwback holiday snaps with her boyfriend Anwar Hadid, 21, and friends.

    The New Rules hitmaker, 25, posed up a storm in a sexy black cut-out dress and cosied up to her boyfriend of two years.

    In one photo, Dua scrunched her brow and cheekily stuck her tongue out while her friend Savannah Hudson gave a fierce expression.

    The songstress highlighted her slender frame in a halterneck cut-out dress as she posed in a thatched hut. Meanwhile Savannah wowed in a two-tone garment made of ribbed semi-sheer fabric.

    While resting in a hammock for another candid snap, Anwar squeezed the make-up free star’s cheeks, distracting her from her reading session.

    The topless model revealed his impressive collection of tattoos as he cuddled his girlfriend, who was seen wearing a blue floral bikini.

    The couple put on a loved up display once more in a photo where Dua rested on his lap at a restaurant and gazed lovingly into his eyes.

    She sported her revealing halterneck dress while Anwar looked smart in a blue and white striped shirt.

    Dua proceeded to share a relaxed snap of her content beau sat on a wooden table at an exotic location while sporting a charcoal tee.

    In contrast, the Don’t Start Now singing sensation appeared unimpressed in a photo on the beach as she went for a dip with her pals.

    The brunette beauty adjusted her strappy red bikini which revealed her incredible figure. She also shielded her eyes from the sun with reflective shades.

    Dua also worked her best angles in a photo where she wore blue plaid mini shorts and a white bra.

    She donned an unbuttoned shirt over the top and boosted her height with angular black shoes as she posed on wooden decking. The pop star captioned the ‘photo dump’: ‘❤️‍ I wish❤️‍,’ alongside flame emojis.

    The upload comes after Dua teased fans with behind-the-scenes selfies from rehearsals in London ahead of her performance at the BRIT Awards next week.

    The popstar opted for a casual look, wearing a grey limited edition Marc Jacobs sweatshirt and tracksuit bottoms for her performance run through on Tuesday.

    The hitmaker paired the designer tracksuit with a pair of black trainers and several chunky rings on each hand.

    In the series of snaps shared on her Instagram, the Levitating singer sat on the floor and posed behind her phone.

    Her sweatshirt, which reads ‘Stop Ripping Me Off’, is one of a few select items from the Marc Jacobs and artist Magda Archer’s collection.

    The artist, known for her illustrations using tongue-in-cheek phrases, had her slogans embroidered on several garments, including Dua’s sweatshirt.

    The designs have been worn by various celebrities such as Harry Styles and Grayson Perry.

    Dua, Arlo Park and Celeste lead the BRIT Award nominations, with three each.

    The 2021 Brit Awards will mark the first major indoor music event in over a year as bosses prepare to release 2,500 free tickets to key workers.

    In an announcement last month, it was revealed that The Brit Awards will take place in front of a live audience of 4,000 people at London’s The O2 on 11 May – six days before the next phase of lockdown lifts.

    The ceremony, which will be broadcast live on ITV and hosted by Jack Whitehall, will celebrate the return to live music and nominee Dua Lipa has promised those attending that it will ‘be a night to remember’.

    The indoor ceremony and live show will form part of the Government’s scientific Events Research Programme, and it will use enhanced testing approaches to examine how events can take place without the need for social distancing after all restrictions are lifted on June 21.

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  • 1 час, 25 минут назад 08.05.2021Showbiz

    Natalie Barr took over as the host of Sunrise after Samantha Armytage left the role earlier this year.

    But the 53-year-old insists she wasn’t angling for the job – and in fact, would have been happy to stay in her former co-star’s shadow.

    ‘Every interview I’ve ever done, people have said, “What’s next?” And I’ve never been able to give a good answer because I loved my job, but people thought I should want something else. I actually didn’t,’ she told Stellar this week.

    ‘If Sam had wanted to stay the host of Sunrise for the next 15 years, that would have been fine with me, hand on heart,’ she added.

    Natalie went on to say that she was happy with balancing her career and family life, and didn’t have ambitions to change.

    ‘I started to think maybe there was something wrong with me that [I was not] striving for more,’ she told the magazine.

    ‘I was really happy and it was a fantastic job while I was bringing up two kids with my husband.’

    Natalie’s move to the co-host role came after Sam stepped down from Sunrise after eight years on the program.

    She was officially confirmed as Samantha’s permanent replacement on Channel Seven’s Sunrise in March.

    The appointment was largely an uncontroversial move following the departure of Sam, who has moved on to hosting her own podcast, ‎Something To Talk About.

    Since her exit from the breakfast show, the 44-year-old has been taking things at a slower pace at her husband Richard Lavender’s Southern Highlands estate.

    The breakfast show continues to dominate in the ratings with the move of Nat as the co-host seen as safe for the network.

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  • 1 час, 25 минут назад 08.05.2021Showbiz

    She recently revealed that she is reversing £100,000 of plastic surgery and body modifications.

    And Anna Vakili went braless as she enjoyed a fun night out with her friends in Mayfair, London, on Friday night.

    The former Love Island star, 30, who recently admitted she has gone ‘a lot more towards the natural look’, wowed in a backless figure-hugging black sheer dress.

    Anna, who is set to undergo a boob reduction, displayed her very ample assets in the racy item of clothing, which also highlighted her peachy posterior.

    Adding some finishing touches, the reality star opted for black perspex heels, a tiny clutch bag and gold jewellery.

    Anna styled her blonde balayage locks into a glossy wavy hairdo, she added a slick of glamorous make-up.

    It comes after the pharmacist revealed that she is reversing £100,000 of plastic surgery and body modifications.

    Anna admitted that she has gone ‘a lot more towards the natural look’ and hopes reversing some of her procedures will help to achieve her desired appearance.

    She revealed that she will undergo a boob reduction and will have her porcelain veneers removed, but won’t ditch her lip filler or regular Botox injections.

    It comes as a collection of reality star, including Chloe Sims, Molly-Mae Hague and Chloe Ferry, have recently been embracing a more ‘natural look’ with fans.

    Anna told The Sun: ‘If I could get all the money back that I’ve spent on fillers, hair extensions, my teeth, boobs and everything like that – I would be rich!!!’

    The TV personality estimated that she’s spent about £100,000 in total on altering her appearance, but now wants to tone it down.

    ‘I feel like everything is a trend and everyone is going more towards the natural look now!’ insisted the reality star.

    Anna revealed that she’s now planning to splash out a further £12k on a boob reduction, has reduced the amount of filler she gets pumped into her face and opts for shorter nail extensions than previously.

    The Love Islander explained that she currently has non-porcelain veneers, but is going to have them removed and replaced with composite veneers because it will be ‘a more natural look.’

    Anna insisted that she hasn’t had filler in her cheeks ‘for a while’ and that the filler she would get in her nose, chin and jaw has now all dissolved.

    She said: ‘All these things I’ve stopped. My face is going a lot more back to how it naturally looked.’

    However, Anna explained that she won’t ditch lip fillers because she believes bigger lips ‘suit her face’ but claims she won’t ‘go overboard’ like she has in the past.

    Similarly, she won’t be giving up Botox because she’s gifted the procedure three times a year.

    Anna’s insistence that she’s done with fillers, except for in her lips, comes just two weeks after she showed off her new ‘dollified’ look after having a non-surgical nose job.

    She shared a post uploaded by London and Dubai based company Zuzu Aesthetics on her Instagram story, which showed her with a straighter nose bridge and lifted tip.

    In a post on the beauty salon’s page, they outlined that the pharmacist had her ‘Top lip lifted and lower lip slightly dropped’ as well as ‘VERY small touch on her already small nose.

    They added of Anna’s new appearance, ‘Same nose just more dollified’, alongside the hashtag #nonsurgicalnosejob, indicating she didn’t go under the knife to achieve her look.

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  • 1 час, 25 минут назад 08.05.2021Showbiz

    She’s lost an impressive three stone thanks to her commitment to a gruelling workout regime.

    And Gemma Collins begged her relentless personal trainer CJ for a day off from exercising on Friday.

    But the TOWIE star, 33, was shown no mercy by the fitness guru who told her to ‘come on’ and continue with their intense outdoor workout.

    In a hilarious Instagram story Gemma asked her trainer, who was skipping in the garden: ‘Can I have a day off?.’

    ‘No you can’t! No Gem come on’ replied CG as she danced from one foot to the other ready for action.

    ‘Please,’ begged the reality star, as she giggled at the cheeky request.

    The surprising lapse in motivation comes after Gemma battled through her early morning workout despite being hungover last Sunday.

    Gemma told her followers: ‘Guys if you had a glass too many no excuses!!! You can move your candy today, yes we all went out yesterday. I did, everyone did. But we’ve got to get back on it today…

    ‘Everything’s open now. Can we resist the temptation?… I did go out last night I had two glasses of wine and I can feel it today so I’m just putting this out there for anyone that had a few little drinks yesterday…

    ‘I’m gonna be honest, well deserved because I think part of a lifestyle change if you go too hard then I think its easier to fall off the wagon,

    ‘I just wanna say don’t be hard on yourself but I’m just coming on here to say I can really feel it today.’

    ‘I just wanna say don’t be hard on yourself but I’m just coming on here to say I can really feel it today.’

    The motivational video came after Gemma encouraged her fans to lose weight naturally earlier this month.

    Previously, the reality star had advocated for the controversial weight loss injections SkinnyJab.

    Speaking on the GC podcast she told her listeners: ‘I’m not promoting any diet injections or anything like that.

    ‘I kind of regret doing it but I feel like sometimes you’re in such a desperate place and you want to lose weight but actually I’ve come away from all the diet promotion because I wish we could get rid of that word diet.

    ‘It is so important that we keep getting that message home to people, that beauty is more than just these pumped-up faces, it’s not all about that.’

    She continued: ‘It’s me Gemma, my new name is fitness queen. Since turning 40 I’ve become so much more aware of my health and I’m kind of regretting maybe not taking my health as seriously as I should have done.’

    Gemma revealed that her new diet on her ‘massive health drive’ includes scrambled eggs, avocados and bacon, plus some small treats like jelly and nuts.

    She explained that she has also been taking part in more exercise, and even wants to run the London marathon.

    She shared: ‘I’ve gone health-obsessed mad and I’m loving it. I am feeling so fabulous about exercise. Imagine if I could do the London Marathon. Maybe I could. I would love to do it.’

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