We here at Dipped in Cream rarely discuss Leo. He's just not that interesting. But the latest gossip about him being totally shut down by the new "It Girl" in modeling, Cara Delevingne is just too good to ignore.
Here's some hearsay-tea for you to ponder:
A source said: “Normally all Leo has to do is look at a girl and they fall at his feet. Though Cara was having none of it.
“He spent the night chasing after her and essentially she blew him out.
“They spoke and he was pretty forward inviting her to a party back at his suite. They swapped numbers but that was it.
“He tried every trick in the book and apparently kept lunging for her but she kept dodging them.
“Everyone is howling at the fact she actually knocked back the biggest actor in the world.
“She thought he was too forward and too old.”
It's also being reported that Cara may have passed along her phone number to Leo, just to shut him up. Just tellin' ya what I heard.
Am I the only one who notices that DiCaprio is growing a Ted Kennedy-sized head?
Any excuse to use that clip up there. Oh, and I am completely coveting Cara's Burberry black lace gown. Swoooooon.
If you are interested in studying the list of mostly Victoria's Secret models with whom Leo
ordered from the weekly catalog had relationships, feel free to look HERE.
Written by: Diva Julia
I've been a big fan of J.J. Abrams' work ever since Alias. He may not be among the likes of Christopher Nolan or Wes Anderson but he almost never *cough cough Cloverfield cough* puts out a bad movie. So when I first read that he was handling the latest Star Trek reboot my thought was "Good for the Trekkies, he'll do them proud if they give him a chance".
Abrams' first Star Trek film was release in 2009 and he didn't disappoint, although he did manage to ruffle a lot of feathers among the die-hards with the whole alternate timeline direction. So when I sat down for Into Darkness, my expectations were very high.
The movie takes place a few years after the end of the first film. Kirk and crew are all still serving on the Enterprise but when an attempt to rescue an indigenous population from extinction on a foreign planet results in several violations of Star Fleet's Prime Directive (not to mention Spock's near death), Kirk is demoted to first officer under Captain Christopher Pike and Spock is transferred to a different ship. Their new assignments are short-lived, however when a man known only as John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) accepts responsibility for a domestic bombing and then attempts to wipe out the heads of Star Fleet at the secret meeting they hold to discuss what to do about him. Admiral Marcus (Peter Weller) the head of Star Fleet survives the attack but Pike does not. Wanting revenge for his mentor's death Kirk requests to be given command of the Enterprise again so he can track down Harrison. Admiral Marcus agrees but makes it clear that he wants Harrison eliminated and not captured which prompts serious concerns with Spock.
In terms of the acting here, nobody's performance really stands out at all--except for Benedict Cumberbatch. The story lines surrounding the characters from the first movie are all still here and there has been no change to any of them at all in the new one. Kirk's still a womanizer (although it's downplayed to only a cutaway scene in this movie), Spock and Uhura are still an item but I guess they are having a rough patch at the beginning of the movie but it's all cleared up in less than a minute with a few lines of dialogue from Spock. Karl Urban is just reduced to cheesy one liners as Bones and Sulu and Chekov get screen time but token bits of it that serve to move the plot but not explore their characters. Cumberbatch, however does a very good job at conveying to the audience that not only is his character physically superior to everyone around him, but mentally and emotionally as well. He's just plain creepy here and I love it. Any hint of a serious or dark tone the movies has is due to his on screen presence.
My only concern about the film is based on something I read a little ways back that asserted that what made the Star Trek franchise (mostly the TV shows) unique was that as a sci-fi property they were more about thinking and problem solving than action and brawn. Now having seen two of Abrams installments in this series, I'd have to agree with that sentiment.
Don't get me wrong, this is a solid action film but to say the intellectual side of the franchise is MIA is an understatement. In fact at one point in the movie when faced with the problem of how to defeat "John Harrison", Spock presumably the smartest man on the Enterprise, is relegated to asking his alternate timeline counterpart how he did it.
The movie looks good visually and its pacing is done well. There are several tense moments that compliment the action throughout. The big reveal in the movie is clever keeping in line with Abrams alternate timeline setting but if you've never seen the original movies, or know nothing about Trek-lore they'll be lost on you.
I saw this movie in 3D and can say that the 3D is serviceable (not great). but the film does take advantage of it's implementation. Overall Star Trek: Into Darkness is perfect summer movie fun that's heavy on action and spectacle while being light on intellect. It's an easy recommend to see in theaters as stand alone film although in my eyes the franchise takes a step down with it.
Written by: David E.
'The Voice''s Top 10 put in some pretty stellar performances, making the voting a little harder, I'm sure. The past mentors, and a former coach, returned to help the contestants out, though with this bunch a lot of them don't really need it.
Maroon 5 kicked things off with an all white performance of their latest single "Love Somebody." The show also took time to acknowledge the tragedy in Oklahoma, where Blake Shelton is from. The show had to go on though, how did the contestants do?
Holly Tucker went with the gospel song "How Great Thou Art," very fitting for the night. Holly didn't go too church-y with this, which is maybe what Usher thought the song was lacking. Shakira called it "heavenly," and I think Holly made a good choice in stepping away from the Country a bit and going back to her roots. She has a great voice, and hopefully this makes a big contender.
The Swon Brothers also went back to their roots a bit with "How Country Feels" by Randy Houser. I still think they're better when do something more rock, but this performance was one of their better ones for me. Their harmonies were tight and they got to have a little fun. A little less Country and a little more rock n' roll, huh guys?
Danielle Bradbery took on "Heads Carolina, Tails California" by Jo Dee Messina. Another solid performance from her, but I feel like she isn't showing her range any. Everything so far has been feisty Country girl songs, which is cool, but can we see something else? Blake got more praise for her performance than she did, which is a little odd, but I guess he gets props for giving her the song.
Adam made a wise decision in giving Judith Hill "The Way You Make Me Feel" by Michael Jackson. She got emotional over the thought of performing it, seeing as how she had sang it with MJ before his death. At the beginning I wasn't sure I would like this, but then it kicked it and got really funky. Loved the way she ended it, and I think MJ would have been really proud of her.
Amber Carrington did another Kelly Clarkson song, "Breakaway." It really worked for though, as did the wind machine on stage. I think Amber does the whole Pop Country thing well, which is probably why she idolizes Clarkson so much. She didn't leave herself a bit moment in the song like she should have, but overall it was a good performance from her.
Sarah Simmons has been doing a lot of ballads, but i'm glad she was given "Mamma Knows Best" by Jessie J. She used her personal experience of having to deal with a no-good man to channel not only Jessie but Janis Joplin for this one. Sarah was confident and on key, pulling off some really strong notes. Everything came together here, and this performance made me realize how awesome Paul Mirkovich and the show's band are.
Sasha Allen was tasked with singing Emelie Sande's hit "Next To Me" and making it better than the 100 other performances we've seen this year. I wouldn't say this was one of the more memorable performances of this song, but it was pretty good and she got her coach moving. Also, she looked damned hot up there.
Staying current, Shakira gave Kris Thomas "Adorn" by Miguel. We were all thinking the same thing, don't attempt a crowd jump! Luckily he didn't, but there was something missing from this performance. The arrangement was off, and I think Kris' falsetto rivals Miguel's, but he didn't bring that out as much as he should have either. Both Adam and Usher noted that he seemed to be thinking about his performance too much. This got Shakira riled up and she got defensive, making Usher hide behind his chair. Let go and just be great, Kris!
The show's heartthrob Josiah Hawley sang Coldplay's "Lights," another song with a lot of high notes. Both Usher and Pharrell Williams told him to stay true to the song and go for the big notes. He did and nailed it with much less strain than he did during rehearsals. The other coaches didn't quite like it though, they felt he sounded too much like Chris Martin. For once, that wasn't a bad thing.
Michelle Chamuel closed out the show with "Just Give Me A Reason" by Pink. I don't think this was the best song choice for her, she had trouble with the pacing, but let some of that go on stage. She still started too low though but jumped right into the chorus with a lot of energy. I didn't think it was her best, but her coach called it the performance of the night.
Everyone put in some pretty solid performances, so I wasn't sure who would be getting sent home. The first two contestants deemed safe were Danielle and Judith, followed by Michelle and Sarah. The Voice never reveals numbers or anything, so I wonder if these are the Top 4, or they just decided to let all the male contestants squirm. It seems like they did. Both Holly and Amber were also safe, leaving The Swon Brothers, Kris and Josiah left to learn their fates. After a little speech, and curiously they were the only 3 contestants left allowed to make one, the two Swon dudes were safe. That means Josiah and Kris were eliminated.
Seriously looks like The Voice might have an all female Top 4 or 5 as well. So do you think the right two were singers were sent home? Are you going to miss Josiah's hotness and whatnot? Let us know!
Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" was OFFICIALLY released on Tuesday, though it's been available to stream for a week now. so you might have copped a leak. Still, it's a great and long overdue effort from the robot duo. It's already shot up to #1 on iTunes, just hours after going on sale. So it's safe to say they are having a pretty great May and are on the cover of almost everything at the moment.
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter give a pretty revealing interview to Jonah Weiner for the June 6th issue of Rolling Stone where they their influences, working on RAM, the evolution of those helmets and meeting as kids. Bangalter describes the duo's origins.
"I met Guy-Man in eighth grade," he says. "At the end of the year we took a class trip to Pompeii, and in the car ride we began making up songs. When we got back, we recorded them with a little Casio keyboard."
You can read the whole interview here.
The pair last graced the cover of Dazed & Confused back in 2010, but return along with collaborator Giorgio Moroder where they discuss how RAM's "Giorgio By Moroder" came about, and why we shouldn't expect a big tour.
"I get everybody coming up to me saying, ‘Are you touring? Are you touring?’ And I’m like, ‘Guys, the album isn’t even out yet. What, do you want the dessert before the starter?’"
Read the rest of the interview and check out the pictures by Hedi Slimane here.
For NME, "We don't have egos. We have superpowers." I believer it, they'd have to to turn down working with David Bowie.
In the May issue of GQ by Christian Anwander. They don't really like Skrillex, but they love Solange. Read the interview here.
Brad Pitt and I have something in common, we can't remember people. Even if we went to school together, or have met a couple of times, I can never seem to recall people's names. It's an odd "problem" to share with a celeb, but hey I'll take it. Pitt explains in the upcoming issue of Esquire that he's not trying to be rude, he just doesn't remember who you are.
"So many people hate me because they think I'm disrespecting them," he says. "So I swear to God, I took one year where I just said, This year, I'm just going to cop to it and say to people, 'Okay, where did we meet?' But it just got worse. People were more offended. Every now and then, someone will give me context, and I'll say, 'Thank you for helping me.' But I piss more people off. You get this thing, like, 'You're being egotistical. You're being conceited.' But it's a mystery to me, man. I can't grasp a face and yet I come from such a design/aesthetic point of view. I am going to get it tested."
Oh Brad, you can not remember me anytime. In the interview he also talks about his family with longtime partner Angelina Jolie, saying that "I haven't known life to be happier." This is his first published interview since Jolie revealed that she had a double mastectomy.
You can read the rest of the interview, where Brad also discusses zombies and slacking off when the issue hits newsstands May 31st. You can check out what happened when photographer Max Vadukul gave Pitt control of a Hasselblad camera here.