The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is one of the most innovative ways to raise awareness about a disease in years. In a viral campaign that’s been met with open arms by celebrities across the globe, the idea is to challenge a friend to pour a bucket of ice over one’s head and sharing a video of it online.
While the lyrical content of most of Dr. Dre’s records are full of jest, his persona has always been that of the soft-spoken, behind-the-scenes bad-ass producer who wouldn’t flinch if a nuclear missile were pointed at his head. Watch as he goes into a state of zen just before he gets pummeled with a bucket of ice!
If it were a competition, this Canadian ice hockey player might have won the challenge.
One of the more artistic version of the challenge by one of the most creative influences of our time.
Not many every-day people know who this guy is, but he is very well-known in the aviation community as being the design of the Bohannon B1 aircraft and an expert pilot. This video is one of more creative ways someone has fused their personality with the challenge.
Conan doesn’t quite understand the challenge..
The Simpsons have never ceased to remain relevant, and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a testament to that. All in all, we think it’s great that the staff of the show used their time on the air as a platform for awareness. Check out poor Homer go through the challenge!
He has always been a strange fellow and this video is no exception to the rule. We’re not sure if this one is great because of the creative idea or because of the prospect of a drunken Patrick Stewart. You decide!
According to the ALS Association website, more than 5,600 Americans are diagnosed with the disease each year with around 30 thousand Americans currently living with the affliction. While ALS is responsible for 2 deaths out of every 100,000 citizens a year, living with the disease is no picnic. The fact that so many celebrities jumped on board to take the challenge and raise awareness is a social media achievement and will probably go down in history as one of the most successful viral marketing campaigns ever.
On Saturday August 16th, People Magazine reported that Christina Aguilera gave birth to a baby girl, the first child in Christina and her fiancé Matt Rutler.
While Aguilera is engaged, her pregnancy is only the first of many exciting times ahead for the still young and talented musical artist. She plans to return to judging Season 8 of The Voicein 2015 and is excited about her highly anticipated new album.
Aguilera first rose to stardom in 1999 with her hit single Genie in a Bottle, she got her start on the Disney Channel’s Mickey Mouse club and never backed down from the spotlight since. Recently, she collaborated with photographer Brian Bowen Smith to pose for V Magazine in some super sexy shots of her third term of pregnancy, along side her fiance.
According to authorities, the beloved and accomplished comedian/actor Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself with his belt last night, August 11th 2014 in Tiburon, CA. They also reported his wrists showing signs of “superficial cuts”, though it’s difficult to hear such terminology about someone who clearly was so deeply pained by depression for years. While it was the William’s personal assistant who found his body, it was his wife Susan Schneider who spoke out first who, in a statement, declared
“I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. [We] hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
It’s hard to imagine being depressed after winning Golden Globes, an Academy Award for Good Will Hunting (a staple American coming of age film), being a multi-millionaire and being loved by the world for the entire duration of your career, but most people with depression say that depression really isn’t a choice. Substance abuse seems to be the biggest culprit in this year’s latest celebrity passing. While Philip Seymour Hoffman apparently overdosed, it’s looking like the weight of continued drug and alcohol rehabilitation after yet another binge and subsequent bout of depression just became too much for Robin Williams.
The celebrities Williams left behind are all weighing in on the tragedy. Chevy Chase said,
“I cannot believe this. I am overwhelmed with grief. What a wonderful man/boy and what a tremendous talent in the most important art of any time – comedy! I loved him.”
while other artists such as Danny DeVito, Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Nathan Lane, Meryl Streep, Barack Obama, Richard Lewis, Sally Field, Forest Whitaker, and so many others have all expressed heartbreak. Actor/comedian Russell Brand mentioned something poignant in the guardian today,
“Robin Williams could have tapped anyone in the western world on the shoulder and told them he felt down and they would have told him not to worry, that he was great, that they loved him. He must have known that. He must have known his wife and kids loved him, that his mates all thought he was great, that millions of strangers the world over held him in their hearts, a hilarious stranger that we could rely on to anarchically interrupt, the all-encompassing sadness of the world. Today Robin Williams is part of the sad narrative that we used to turn to him to disrupt.”
On his facebook page, Ben Affleck shared his grief with some words on kindred spirits,
Heartbroken. Thanks chief – for your friendship and for what you gave the world. Robin had a ton of love in him. He personally did so much for so many people. He made Matt and my dreams come true.
What do you owe a guy who does that? Everything.
Anyone who’s ever worked with a big actor probably knows there’s a diva element they’ll have to face, regardless of how much you like them beforehand. In Freddie Prinze Jr.’s case, he was apparently appalled at the behavior of 24 co-star Kiefer Sutherland.
“I hated every moment of it,” said 38-year-old Prinze. “Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That’s not me talking trash, I’d say it to his face, I think everyone that’s worked with him has said that. I just wanted to quit the business after that. So, I just sort of stopped.”
It may be interesting to note that professionalism usually includes keeping your opinions of co-workers out of the press, Freddie…
In response to this statement, Sutherland’s reps told the media, “Kiefer worked with Freddie Prinze, Jr. more than five years ago, and this is the first he has heard of Freddie‘s grievances,” Monday afternoon. “Kiefer enjoyed working with Freddie and wishes him the best.”
If you’ve seen Courtney Love in anything she’s acted, you’ll probably agree that she isn’t terrible. In The People vs. Larry Flynt, she managed to pull off a ditzier version of herself without losing a sense of human vulnerability. In Man on the Moon, she plays the lovable, supportive and romantic girlfriend of Andy Kaufman. It’s recently been reported that Love will now play a role as a pre-school teacher in Sons of Anarchy on FX this fall.
Marilyn Manson, on the other hand, hasn’t had such luck landing high profile roles. This may actually be a turning point for the controversial musician. In Sons, Manson will play a white supremacist named Ron Tully who Jax recruits for his powerbase in prison.
Manson said, “Sons of Anarchy has been a big part of my life, as well as my fathers. I will be involved in what will probably be remembered as the most amazing piece of television cinema.” While we’re not entirely sure that is true, we definitely can’t wait to see him this fall for the final season of the epic FX drama.
Last night, at a performance of Cabaret on Broadway’s Studio 54, someone caused such a stir in the audience during act one that the police had to remove them from the premises at intermission. This person was spanking peoples’ butts when he walked into the theater, smoking in the theater during the show, being obnoxiously loud and using offensive language including homophobic slurs when being escorted out, and all the while people said he smelled like he hadn’t taken a shower in days. This person was Shia LaBeouf.
As if all of that wasn’t the funny part, the police actually put a mask on him because he wouldn’t stop spitting.
Lots of actors have issues keeping their act together. What’s interesting about LaBeouf is that, over the course of his 14 year career, that man simply can’t seem to settle into normalcy for more than a few minutes. In the past year alone, LaBeouf:
went public on Twitter with his feud between Orphans co-star Alec Baldwin and director Daniel Sullivan and his subsequent departure from the play
was accused of plagiarising artist Dan Clowes in his short film HowardCantour
plagiarised an apology to Dan Clowes from a yahoo answers post
subsequently hired a skywriter to write an apology to Dan Clowes in the sky over L.A.
wore a paper bag over his head with the words “I’m not famous anymore” written on it at the premiere of Nymphomaniac, a phrase he repeatedly posted on twitter for days leading up to it
head-butted a man during a bar-crawl in London
Antics are one thing, but it’s beginning to look like LaBeouf might have some mental health problems he needs to work out — and it doesn’t resemble Joaquin Phoenix’s career immolation a few years ago, either; at least when Joaquin was screwing around it was slapsticky and shameful, something you could probably accurately anticipate with LaBeouf in a way that just doesn’t feel comfortable. Instead of embracing, and even creating this conundrum, Shia just lets his party get out of hand, like a good, irresponsible adult that expect him to be, he seems to be melting down into a cesspool of douchebaggery that only people close to him have learned to tolerate. In light of having trouble handling his own ego, Shia LeBouf apparently LOVES the attention he’s getting, otherwise why would he constantly draw our attention? Chaotic spitting, ass-slapping, chain-smoking Shia doesn’t have anyone to answer to…. so he thinks…… and that means he can act any way he damn well pleases, wherever he aimlessly ends up……………………………………. Right???
Most of the time when celebrities act crazy towards the public, it turns out to be a minor domestic violence fiasco or an unfortunate faux pas involving reporters and famously overworked actors like Sean Penn and Bjork Gudmundsdottir. But this display by LaBeouf shows an increasingly frequent pattern of behavior that almost inevitably results in a demeaning backlash from the media that LaBeouf hasn’t yet learned to outsmart.
Maybe he got too big too fast? Or maybe he just forgot to take his meds. Either way, this is one celebrity we’re all going to have fun watching make public statements for years to come (if he doesn’t unintentionally concoct his own demise before then!).
Does that ripped blue shirt feel “cool” on your shoulders, Shia? Like your shoulder bones are so punk that they just couldn’t be contained and burst out? Or was it the cops dragging you out of a broadway play for being a dickhead, oh, I’m sorry, yea, probably that…..
When you heard the name “Jessica Alba”, what specific image pops in your head first? A hot figure eye candy who is also an actress, a model, a fashion icon, an American sweetheart, a mother of 2 kids, and a good wife. However, do you know that she’s also a successful business woman and the founder of “The Honest Company” as well?
The Honest Company is a company that only provides earth friendly, organic, non toxic baby products and family cleaning supplies.
Jessica Alba may never imagine herself as an owner of a company someday, yet in order to provide a toxic-free environment for her children, she suddenly realize that there are too much of toxin surround us that almost impossible to find the ones she needs since she has becoming a mother. In this case, she decided to make the natural, chemical-free products herself by cooperating with a popular writer Christopher Gavigan of “Healthy Child Healthy World” and a well-known and successful entrepreneur Brian Lee. To come up the name “Honest” for the company , Jessica got the inspiration from her daughter’s first name “Honor” that also matches the goal of her business as well.
The interior design of The Honest Company main office in Los Angeles carries out the same natural and friendly images to not only the customers, but the workers as well. Let’s come check it out what does it look like!
▼ Instead of the traditional cubical, all the employees are working in an open space environment.
▼ This purple desk is Jessica’s. Although she’s the owner of the company and also a celebrity, instead of having her own office, she chose to work with her employees together.
▼ For the rest of the office, Jessica is using a lot of sky blue which is also the color of the brand for the decoration. The main style that she’s looking for is more like elegant. Some of them are more vivid and colorful. Even though is an office, she’s successfully created a homey and warm working atmosphere.
▼ This is a family tree of The Honest Company. The materials of the tree is made by the driftwood that Christopher Gavigan had found in the junk. Using the recycling material as a decor in the company is really appealing to the method of the company.
▼ You can feel Jessica’s healthy and positive energy all around the corners in the main office.
▼ This wall is full of the good news sharing and recommended blackboards from the restaurants to the must-go traveling spots. It not just shows people who are working in the company are not a team, but also a big family.
▼ This is an inside-built playground for kids. It seems like you can hear children’s laughter all around here already.
Just like the concept that Jessica Alba wants to convey, “Honest” is a natural, chemical-free, organic and earth-friendly company. From the decoration to the products, you can feel the positive energy all over the office. It seems like going to work is not an unpleasant task anymore if you have a chance to work here, doesn’t it?
Not just Emma Stone is the naturally born comedian, but also her boyfriend Andrew Garfield as well. Andrew Garfield was the host in the last week SNL (The Saturday Night Live). Both of them were playing their characters, Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy in their newest movie: “The Amazing Spider Man” sequels on the set. However, funny as the usual on the show, the supposedly romantic kissing scene turned into another direction toward the end. Let’s watch it!
One of the most popular late night talk shows – Late Night with Jimmy Fallon has a lot of fans. One of the reason why is that Jimmy Fallon has invited many famous celebrities on the show and the humorous style that he has been hosting gets a lot of positive response as well. One of the subjects in the show is called “Lip Sync Battle” which gets crazy sharing on all source of social network.
For promoting “The Amazing Spider Man 2 – With Great Power”, Emma Stone got invited to be one of the guests for the show. And she’s also joined the “Lip Sync Battle” with rival Jimmy Fallon. I have to say, after watching Emma Stone’s performance, not just me, but Jimmy Fallon can’t even comment to it at the moment because even though it is a lip sync, Emma Stone is really make it looks like she’s the real singer. Especially, in her second song, cute Emma tried to challenge Jimmy in a humorous way, she picked DJ Kjaled “All I Do Is Win” for her battle choice. Look at her using bold and comedic body language through out the song, Jimmy Fallon said that this is the best performance of “Lip Sync Battle” that he’s ever seen!