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Jason Derulo Says ‘Pressures Of Marriage’ Led To Jordin Sparks Split

Jason Derulo has opened up about the reasons behind his split with long-term girlfriend Jordin Sparks.

Appearing on "On Air With Ryan Seacrest" on Monday, the "Marry Me" singer admitted that marriage pressures contributed to the couple's decision to part ways.

“What happened … in a nutshell, there was a lot of tension in the relationship for a lot of different reasons,” he said. “Every relationship has ups and downs. There was a lot of pressures of marriage. There was a lot of arguing and stuff like that that just weighed on our relationship over time. When you stop having more good times than bad times, it’s time to call it quits. It becomes something that is unhealthy.”

The star also revealed, both to Seacrest and to ABC News, that he chose to speak out and clarify the situation in response to the false rumors that are circling.

"Due to bogus and irresponsible lies being reported by insensitive media outlets it became necessary for me to comment," Derulo told ABC. "I spent three great years with Jordin and she is one of the most amazing people that I have ever met."

"But as in all relationships there are ups and downs and at this time we have decided to amicably part. Infidelity, cheating or deceit played no part in our relationship or our break-up," he continued. "And I hope that people respect our privacy as we move forward with our lives."

Jeff Goldblum & His Hair Star In Hilarious New GE Commercial From Tim & Eric

Jeff Goldblum's been lighting up the big screen since his break-out role in the 1986 sci-fi thriller "The Fly," so it's no wonder why General Electric chose the actor to star in its hilarious new commercial as the ultimate fly guy.

For GE's new spot, released on Monday, Goldblum appears as the master of suave Terry Quattro, a "famous person" who can't stop extolling the virtues of the company's new LED lightbulb, Link.

"Question: What does it take to live a life of fame on the big screen, the small screen, even the silkscreen?" he asks, turning to show off a jacket featuring his own face. "The answer may surprise you: really good lighting."



Adult Swim's comedic duo Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim teamed up with advertising agency BBDO New York to direct the 2-minute long ad, which briefly features Goldblum playing piano in a hot tub while discussing the merits of good lighting.



Throughout the ad, Goldblum parades around a fancy abode --- always with immaculately coiffed hair -- as he points out the differences between good lighting and bad lighting. To prove his point, he alters the light and immediately looks decades older and unrecognizable.

"Have your lighting servant get a GE link lightbulb for only $14.97," Goldblum advises. "That's less than what I tip the guy who tips people for me."

Chanel Holds A Protest At Paris Fashion Week Because Of Course

If Jean Paul Gaultier's "beauty pageant" was the most extravagant show at Paris Fashion Week, Karl Lagerfeld's protest is certainly the most relevant.

Leave it to Chanel to turn the runway into a star-studded demonstration, complete with a faux Parisian boulevard, a quilted mega phone and of course, Cara Delevingne as the ringleader. Models held signs that said, "Make fashion not war," "He for she," (which is a nod to Emma Watson's now famous UN speech) and "History is her story." Lagerfeld has yet again proven that he is the master of the fashion show, this time blending two of our favorite things -- fashion and feminism.


But let's not forget about the "protesters." Chanel is no stranger to featuring major models, but this army is more impressive than ever. Everyone from Fashion Week sweetheart Kendall Jenner to Georgia May Jagger to Gisele Bundchen made appearances.

Now, we're not saying this is the most effective form of protest, but it is certainly the most stylish. Head to Style.com to see the entire Spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection.

‘Whiplash’ Promises A Wild Ride, Both Infuriating And Exhilarating

The 52nd annual New York Film Festival kicked off last week with a handful of highly-anticipated movies in the lineup. So far, HuffPost Entertainment discussed David Fincher's "Gone Girl" and David Cronenberg's "Maps to the Stars," and now we're raving about "Whiplash," which opened Sundance earlier this year. The film follows Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller), a young drummer with dreams of becoming a legend, as he's pushed to his limits by a dictatorial music instructor (J.K. Simmons), who uses emotional and physical abuse to tyrannize his students. Loosely based on writer-director Damien Chazelle's experience as a drummer, "Whiplash" has powerful performances that resonate as much as its fantastic music. Still on edge, HuffPost Entertainment editors Matthew Jacobs and Erin Whitney share their thoughts on the tense drama surrounding teacher and student. (There are mild spoilers ahead.)

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Whitney: Sometimes when a film is hyped after a premiere at Sundance and you don't get to see it till much later, the appeal tends to wear down. Sadly, I expected this to happen with a film like "Whiplash," but: Wow. It evaded the hype-kill entirely. From the first scene, as a sweat-drenched Andrew tenaciously practices his drumming, to the final moment, I was completely enthralled with this film. Not only is the taut script fantastic, the music incredible, and the performances some of the best of the year, but "Whiplash" takes the trite tale of the tyrannical teacher and the young artist to fresh and invigorating levels.

Teller's performance is undoubtedly one of the strongest elements of the movie, as he pounds away at the drums until blood literally spatters off the vibrating cymbals. Watching Andrew persevere against the terrifying Terence Fletcher (Simmons) is not only heartbreaking, but nerve-wracking. I got so wrapped up in the tension of the story and the rising tempo of the music that at times I found myself holding my breath as Andrew beat against the drums. What was your reaction, Matt?

Jacobs: "Whiplash" is a bright spot in this year's NYFF because it inverts a lot of what might be expected. It's a "teacher" movie that has almost no markings of the purring educators at the center of "Dead Poets Society," "Mr. Holland's Opus" and "To Sir, With Love." It's doubtful that many of Terence Fletcher's pupils write him dewy-eyed letters or stand on desks to recite poetry in his honor. Simmons screams (a lot) and hurls insensitive slurs at his students, all in the name of never saying the words "good job" because that's not, in his view, educational.

Simmons' character is hard to digest. Every time a ray of humanity peeks through, it's quickly bookended with more feverish rage. The character's viciousness is infuriating, but that's also what gives the movie its impact. Andrew is just as much of a perfectionist, and Teller captures an obsessive perseverance that accentuates both drive and loneliness. "I still go to the movies with my dad," he tells a date, in an innocent moment that makes you want to both hug Andrew and shake him for not telling Fletcher to shove it. On top of that, Fletcher's characterization is tough to endure because he never actually teaches, yet everyone still pines to impress him. I understand he shepherds the conservatory's advanced students who don't need as much coddling, but this is still a college setting, and here's an instructor who pits Andrew against two fellow drummers and yells "not my tempo" until one of them gets the piece correct. Fletcher's approach conjures up memories of the ineffective educators we've all suffered through. Even if there's a prestige in being able to perform in Fletcher's band -- and he's sure to emphasize that it's his band -- the movie has an maddening way of making us wish Andrew weren't his disciple. That said, I applaud Chazelle for ultimately permitting that debate to occur. By painting Fletcher as more of a villain than an antihero, the sickening feeling you have while watching him abuse students becomes less palpable by the time the credits roll. It just takes the movie's full 106 minutes to get there.

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Whitney: I couldn't have described either character better, Matt. I also sort of love how Fletcher is painted as pure villain instead of antihero since we've become a little too familiar with those in film and television of late. Sometimes it feels good to just fully hate a character whose psychotic obsession for perfection is hazardous, not only to his fellow characters, but to the audience as we watch and writhe in our seats.

Another exciting thing about "Whiplash" is its introduction of a promising new filmmaker. Damien Chazelle's previous writing credits include "Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench" (which he also directed), "The Last Exorcism Part II" and last year's "Grand Piano," starring Elijah Wood. But "Whiplash" will definitely garner him well-deserved attention. It's interesting to think of "Whiplash" in relation to "Grand Piano," which also tells a story of tenaciously playing an instrument to perfection. Of course, in "Grand Piano" the motivation is the much more literal threat of danger and death (if a pianist, played by Wood, misses a single note, he will be killed on stage). Yet I love that Chazelle has given us two approaches to the concept, the unrealistic thriller and the powerful, relatable story we get with Andrew and Fletcher. I think, with "Whiplash," we can also see where Chazelle's strengths are as a writer -- telling the more humanistic struggle of a passionate and determined young individual and the lengths one will go for their love (as opposed to fear) of music. That's what the film accomplishes best, and by the end we are finally freed from any hatred, any resentment and any frustration felt toward the characters as we -- along with them -- become fully absorbed by the music. Experiencing the film's final minutes, which are some of its best, are what make "Whiplash" truly memorable film.

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Jacobs: My only real qualm with the film is compounded by something Simmons revealed at the press conference after our screening at NYFF. He mentioned a scene he shot that defined Fletcher's life outside of his music -- something I felt was necessarily to explain the character's impetus beyond "he's a talented perfectionist." In the nixed scene, Simmons said Fletcher is seen in his solitary apartment with a "nicely ambiguous photograph of a woman and a child that, as [he] played the whole movie, were part of [his] backstory -- [his] wife and daughter." Maybe including that moment would have stripped Fletcher of his primary ambiguity, but I found myself unsatisfied with the movie's lingering question.

I'll cede Chazelle his right to seek subtlety in a movie that's loaded with outsize emotions, though. This is, like you say, Erin, just as much a movie about the love of music -- or any passion, really -- as it is a character study of loners whose devotion to their craft cannot be understated. That's a characteristic we can all admire, and I, too, spent much of the movie squirming with anxiety and anger as it unfolds. For a nanosecond as the screen cut to black, I wasn't sure I liked the movie, and then I realized that was just the turbulence talking. I still think some of the third act's specifics may be a tad unrefined, but "Whiplash" provides so much to contemplate and takes us on a wild ride to get there. It's worth the blood, sweat and "single tear" that comes in between.

"Whiplash" opens in limited release Oct. 10.

Stevie Nicks’ Polaroid Self-Portraits Prove She Is The Angel Of All Our Dreams

Insomnia can be a cruel burden. When you stay awake past the witching hour, loneliness inevitably sets in. What's a person to do at 4 a.m. when everyone else is deep in their own REM stages?

For Stevie Nicks, the ethereal singer and songwriter who endured her fair share of sleepless nights, the answer could be found in photography. Self-portraits, to be exact.

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"I wanted to learn how to become a photographer," the artist recounted in a recent statement to New York City's Morrison Hotel Gallery, the site of her upcoming photography exhibition, set to debut this month. "And since I don’t sleep at night, I started thinking, who am I going to ask to stay up all night and then do a show the next night?"

Surely no bandmate or opening act would oblige her requests to model. "Then I thought, well, why not use a plant, and I moved on from there."

Before long, Nicks settled on what some might refer to as selfies. Of course, the trendy term (and the smart phone-specific technique that goes with it) hadn't yet taken over the Internet. This was the late 1970s and '80s, and Nicks was using a Polaroid camera, a tripod and an extension cord that allowed her to press a button and capture her full body, a slew of props and anything else she wished to squeeze into the frame.

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Channeling Cindy Sherman or a less-than anonymous version of Vivian Maier, Nicks' portraits incorporate mirrors and costumes to create different personas. Some characters look like they were plucked from a Shakespearean cabaret, others seem to distill the essence of the woman behind Fleetwood Mac, her wild hair appearing as untamed as your best friend's. Either way, the photos provide a historic look into the memories of Nicks' "rock star" years.

"I was doing [photogaphy] forever," Nicks states, "and I didn’t stop until Polaroids were almost impossible to use because they all eventually broke down and we couldn’t find film anywhere."

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Up until last year, the images were confined to the insides of a shoebox, finally launched into the light of day by a curious Dave Stewart, of Eurythmics fame, who helped his friend Nicks organize the exhibition, aptly called "24 Karat Gold."

"Stevie Nicks offers a deeply intimate and revealing side to herself in this exhibition," Morrison Hotel Gallery co-owner and founder Peter Blachley explained in a statement. "Her choice of set and color combined with a fascinating creative imagination documents a very special time in the history of music. These beautiful photographs –- totally honest and authentic -- exquisitely capture the artist during her ascendancy to the top of the rock and roll world."

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The photography show coincides with the release of Nicks' new album, titled "24 Karat Gold -- Songs from the Vault," and her much anticipated tour with the "fully reunited" Fleetwood Mac. We imagine the record would make a good soundtrack for viewing the captivating portraits, but we just can't get "Gypsy" out of our heads.

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Morrison Hotel Gallery will debut "24 Karat Gold" on October 10-11 at a special Soho venue before moving to Morrison Hotel Gallery Loft at 116 Prince Street for the month of October. Photographic prints will be available through Morrison Hotel Gallery’s Los Angeles gallery at the Sunset Marquis Hotel. All images, taken between 1975 and 1987, are featured courtesy of Stevie Nicks/Morrison Hotel Gallery.

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George Clooney And Amal Alamuddin’s Wedding Photos Grace People Magazine

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's wedding photos are featured in the latest issue of People magazine.

The newlyweds were all smiles as they posed together on Sept. 27 at the Aman Canal Grande luxury hotel in Venice, Italy: Alamuddin in a custom Oscar de la Renta French lace gown, hand-embroidered with pearls and diamanté accents, and Clooney in a Giorgio Armani tuxedo.

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"We met in Italy," Clooney, who has an estate on Lake Como, told People of the wedding location. "We have a home there. We knew that was where we wanted to get married."

The couple tied the knot before 100 guests, including Alamuddin's parents, Ramzi and Baria, and Clooney's parents, Nick and Nina, as well as fellow stars Matt Damon, Bono, Bill Murray, Cindy Crawford, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt.

"It feels pretty damn great," Clooney told People of marriage. "We're looking forward to everything."

Hello! magazine has more photos:

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For more of George and Amal's wedding album and details, pick up this week's issue of People, on newsstands starting Wednesday.

Dissecting Kate Beckinsale!

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KATE BECKINSALE! Kate f*ckin' Beckinsale. Goddamn! Very few finer, if any. It's the sexy British accent, isn't it fellas? I said Goddamnnnnn!

Ben Affleck Can’t Sing ‘Let It Go’

Ben Affleck's children could not care less that their daddy is Batman. In fact, like every kid these days, they're more obsessed with "Frozen." "If I were doing the sequel to 'Frozen,' I would be a hero," Affleck said on a recent visit to "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

Affleck said his 2-year-old son always wants to watch the movie and instead Affleck will try to find shorter versions of "Frozen"-like things to tide him over. When Affleck found Jimmy Fallon, Idina Menzel and The Roots' version of "Let It Go," his son was psyched.

Watch Affleck try -- and fail -- to sing "Let It Go," just like "the man," Jimmy Fallon:

Beckham on most stylish brides list

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... to David Beckham) 5. Elizabeth Taylor (to Conrad Hilton) 6. Courteney Cox (to David Arquette) 7. Salma Hayek (to Francois-Henri Pinault) 8...

Miley Cyrus Snaps Topless Shower Selfie As She Takes Bangerz Tour To Brazil

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Katie Price disapproves of Miley Cyrus's hairdo

London, Sep 30 (IANS): Former model Katie Price says she does not like it when singer Miley Cyrus wears her hair "really short".

Lindsay Lohan Is On The Road To Reclaiming Her Glory Days — Looking To 'Gain Back' Everyone's Respect!

We're so excited! It seems as though Lindsay Lohan might be back in her prime. That's because the 28-year-old actress is taking her role in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow very seriously, and we couldn't be more proud! Lindsay opened up to Time Out Magazine about how she's hoping her time in London will positively affect her career, saying:  "I've done [...]

Katie Price disapproves of Miley Cyrus's hairdo

Former model Katie Price says she does not like it when singer Miley Cyrus wears her hair "really short".

Lindsay Lohan wants British movie roles

Lindsay Lohan has revealed she wants to star in a British movie after she finishes her stint in 'Speed-the-Plow' in London's West End in November.

Salma Hayek goes metallic

Salma Hayek and Lenny Kravitz rocked the front row at Saint Laurent last night.

The Real-Life ‘Olivia Pope’ Got Pranked By George H.W. Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush -- a known prankster -- pulled a fast one on the real-life Washington fixer who inspired ABC's hit "Scandal."

As anyone who's a "Scandal" fanatic knows, Olivia Pope (played by Kerry Washington) is involved in a complicated and steamy love affair with President Fitzgerald Grant III (Tony Goldwyn). Pope, the show's main character, was inspired by Judy Smith, a real-life crisis management expert and co-executive producer of the show. In the early 1990s, Smith served as special assistant and deputy press secretary to Bush. The show is loosely inspired by many aspects of her biography -- but the affair is purely fictional.

Before the show premiered in spring 2012, Smith thought it would be a wise idea to inform her former employer that the plot line of the show would include Pope's affair with the president.

Speaking at a conference in Nantucket last week, Smith recalled that she had contacted Bush’s office and insisted on speaking with him “one on one.”

When Bush called Smith back, she was busy and could not pick up the phone. So he left her a message: “Love you. Want you. You left me! And by the way, this is the former leader of the free world. Call me.”

"So I called him back and said, 'See, this is why I'm calling you now. You need some talking points. You need to stay on message,'" Smith recounted.

"I'm going to confirm the affair," Bush replied, according to Smith. “I have young people working in my office now. They said I need to stay relevant. It’s good for my reputation.”

Watch Smith’s full account of the conversation above.

Jessica Alba Talks Latina Identity, Complexities Of Race In New Generation

Jessica Alba feels Latina thanks to her father’s Mexican roots, but she knows that topics of race and identity won’t be so clear cut for her children.

The “Sin City” star is the face of Glam Belleza Latina’s Fall issue and spoke to the magazine about her heritage and why race becomes a more complicated for her daughters’ generation.

When the topic of identity comes up, the actress has never hesitated to side with her Latina roots -- something she says won’t be so simple for daughters Honor, 6, and Haven, 2.

“It’s always been the same. I’ve always felt closer to being a Latina than anything else, because I grew up with my dad’s family, who are Mexican American,” Alba told Glam. “I never really identified any other way. But I think that today it’s less and less about having to identify with one race and holding on to that completely. I mean, my kids are African American and Caucasian on their dad’s side, and Latino and Caucasian on my side.”


“People just look at themselves as humans,” the star continued. “It’s more about who they want to be. They think, do I want to be a president? Or do I want to be an entrepreneur? Or do I want to be in fashion? Or do I want to be in banking? Everybody’s much more open, especially the newer generation, and [they] identify with someone’s strengths and who they are inside.”

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Alba also said that as a young girl growing up in Southern California she learned to love mariachi music and look up to Latinas like Jennifer Lopez and Daisy Fuentes.

“What [Fuentes] did with her platform was incredible,” Alba told the magazine. “It took the rest of the country a second to catch up to Latinas in the United States being mainstream.”

In August, the star spoke to The Huffington Post about her role as the revenge-seeking Nancy Callahan in “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” and also delved into how more female-lead franchises and films are paving the way for women to take on more complex roles in film.

“I think there’s more opportunities maybe than there were before for female leads in film versus just being “the girl,” and I think it’s a matter of us women choosing to take on those roles,” Alba told HuffPost. “You know, maybe you get paid more money to play the ‘hot girl’ that really doesn’t have anything to do, but it’s not going to be a role that’s going to make a difference in the perception of women’s roles in movies. So maybe do that gritty independent [film] that you may have to produce and put together, but you get to play a lead and you get to play a dominant, complicated, multi-dimensional character.”

Check out Alba’s Glam Belleza Latina cover below.

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Salma Hayek, Neneh Cherry attend Stella McCartney’s girl power show

Thomas Adamson/The Associated Press PARIS — She has a Beatle dad, hosts palpitating, must-see fashion shows in the grandest Paris opera house, and attracted celebrities including Salma Hayek, Neneh Cherry and Natalia Vodianova to Monday’s exhibition. And yet, there’s still something […]
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