Questlove Defends Iggy Azalea, Calls "Fancy" the "Song of the Summer"
Everywhere you do, people are belting out their versions of Iggy Azalea's summer hit “Fancy” and it’s even caught the attention of musical legend Questlove.
While speaking to Time magazine about his new SoundClash series on VH1, the Roots performer said that the Australian-born rapper’s single is "effective and catchy as hell.”
"I'm caught in between. And I defend it," Questlove said of Iggy. "I see false Instragram posts like, 'She said the N-word! She said the N-word! I'll call people out. 'You don't troll.' I know you're ready to give your 42-page dissertation on the Grio about why this is culture vulture-ism.… We as Black people have to come to grips that hip hop is a contagious culture. If you love something, you gotta set it free."
“Fancy” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks in a row, and Questlove said that is something to take note of. "Above any song that I've heard or dealt with, ["Fancy"] is a game-changer in the fact that we're truly going to have to come to grips with the fact that hip hop has spread its wings," he said.
He does have one request, and that is for Iggy to drop her Southern accent. "Part of me hopes she grows out of that and says it with her regular dialect –– I think that would be cooler," he said. "But, yeah, 'Fancy' is the song of the summer."
Harry Styles & Paige Reifler's Romance: Back On!
Making plenty of girls shed a tear of disappointment, model Paige Reifler said that her romance with Harry Styles is back in full gear.
The ex-couple reportedly met up again at a party at NYC's Shoreditch House last week and things apparently heated up.
During the French Connection #NeverMissATrick launch this week, the 18-year-old beauty told the Mirror about her run-in with Harry and said, "I went to the Warner party at Shoreditch House with a friend and saw him there. The next morning I woke up and I was in all of the newspapers and magazines. I wasn't expecting that, it's not like that in New York."
When asked if she is dating the singer, Paige replied, "Yes, I am seeing him."
She also revealed that she had a minor texting session with Orlando Bloom. "I went to see him in Romeo and Juliet and sat front row. His manager came and got me after the show and asked if I wanted to go backstage. I couldn't believe it. We chatted and he said I looked as though I didn't enjoy it, but I really did!”
Paid went on to talk about the 37-year-old actor (who is 19 years her senior) and said, "We texted for a bit, it was after he'd split from Miranda Kerr. I didn't hear anything else from him. But yeah, I wish."
Pippa Middleton Rocks Tribal Print in London
Enjoying the warm weather, Pippa Middleton stepped out solo in London, England on Thursday afternoon (July 24).
The British socialite rocked a tribal-printed skirt with a simple black top as she strolled around the city to run a few errands.
Meanwhile, Pippa’s pal Michelle Dockery recently opened up to E! about the pair’s longstanding friendship.
"She actually came on-set with her brother, James, a few years ago," the “Downton Abbey” actress said. “They are good fans of the show. I met her then and bumped into her at Wimbledon."
Throw Bill Murray an Ice Cream Social & He Just Might Show Up!
He’s been on a streak of making fun cameos, and Bill Murray's latest guest appearance involved free ice cream.
On Tuesday night (July 22), the owner of CVT Soft Serve threw a “Bill Murray Ice Cream Social” in Los Angeles, CA.
The food truck’s owner Joe said that he heard Bill was shooting a flick near his service spot and decided to throw a party for the cast and crew.
"Long story short, the guest of honor made it to the party and the rest is history," Joe said. "Like my dad always says, 'You'll never dance with the pretty girl unless you ask.'"
Bill previously “crashed” a couple’s engagement photo shoot in Charleston, NC and a bachelor party in the same town.
Daniel Radcliffe Talks About Losing Virginity in ELLE August 2014
While promoting “What If,” the “Harry Potter” star chatted with the mag’s editor Mickey Rapkin and opened up about losing his virginity.
Is there anything you’d do differently about losing your virginity?
“I’m one of the few people who seem to have had a really good first time.”
It all went as planned?
“It was with somebody I’d gotten to know very well. I’m happy to say I’ve had a lot better sex since then, but it wasn’t as horrendously embarrassing as a lot of other people’s were – like my friend who got drunk and did it with a stranger under a bridge.”
Ryan Phillippe Prepares for Directorial Debut with "Catch Hell"
Hopping around town for a few errands, Ryan Phillippe stopped by a convenience store in Los Angeles, CA earlier this week.
While in the mart, the “Cruel Intentions” hunk picked up a pack of Emergen-C and finished the items on his to-do list.
Meanwhile, Phillippe is getting ready for his directorial debut with “Catch Hell.” According to Deadline, Entertainment One Films announced that it acquired the US and Canadian distribution rights to the thriller and is aiming for a fall release.
Phillippe also wrote the screenplay with Joe Gossett and produced the film with Robert Ogden Barnum and Holly Wiersma. He also stars in the flick.
Miles Teller Stars in "Whiplash" Trailer: Watch Here!
We have a feeling this is going to be a good one. Miles Teller tests his limits in the new trailer from Sony Pictures' "Whiplash."
Released on Thursday (July 24), the clip reveals what happens when a jazz drum player tries so desperately to be perfect that he endures plenty of physical and psychological punishment, especially from his music teacher portrayed by J.K. Simmons.
The Damien Chazelle written and directed film is set to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival before opening in theaters October 10.
Check out the trailer below!
Nick Jonas Drops New Single "Chains": Listen to it Now!
Ready to launch into his solo career, Nick Jonas dropped his new single “Chains” on Thursday afternoon (July 24).
The former Jonas Brother sings, "Gave you my heart, but you took my soul. You got me in chains, you got me in chains for your love."
While chatting about the tune to Complex magazine, the 21-year-old singer said, “Everyone has their own chains, in life and in love, that bind them and this song embodies that feeling. I’m excited to be back to share this song with the world.”
This is the newest single off Nick’s new album, which he created on his new record deal with Island Def Jam. Listen to “Chains” below!
Comic-Con Poster for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" is Here!
Comic-Con is in full gear in Santa Monica, CA and during the fun celebrations, Lionsgate released a new poster for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.”
“Check out the exclusive limited edition Comic-Con poster by the incredibly talented street artist WK Interact for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1!” the movie’s official Facebook page wrote.
The first trailer for the first part of the series’ finale is set to debut inside the Capitol Gallery at the Hard Rock Hotel tomorrow (July 25).
Iggy Azalea is the Latest Host for MTV's "House of Style"
She just keeps getting bigger! Iggy Azalea is the latest celebrity to bring back MTV’s “House of Style.”
On Thursday (July 24), the network announced that the “Fancy” rapper is hosting the series, which will take viewers through Los Angeles’ coveted vintage stores and on the sets of various music videos with Rita Ora and designer Jeremy Scott.
Set to kick off on August 4, the eight-episode season will air on MTV.com and on the network’s social media sites. It is set to conclude at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards on August 24.
In addition, Iggy will host a special recap of all the VMA fashion on August 26 at 7 p.m.
This is the third time MTV brought back “House of Style,” which originally debuted in the 90s. Fellow famous hosts for the show include Cindy Crawford, Rebecca Romijn, Molly Sims, Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls.