Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Taylor Swift Unhappy After Princeton Review Misquotes Her Lyrics in SAT Test Paper

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The popstar of several multi-million dollar hits and multi-million dollarlegs, Taylor Swift is not one to be messed with. The Princeton Review found that out the hard way after they published Tay Tay's lyrics as an example of bad grammar on a SAT practice test.

To be fair, they were trying to make the point that pop songs are where grammar goes to die and also cited other pop singers such as Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and Kesha.

The fiercely loyal Tay Tay fans were not likely to let this go by and Tumblr user Nava who was apparently having ' an amazing time studying for SAT' when she spotted this, posted a snapshot with the caption, " .... it isn't a pop song it's a country pop song so take that Princeton review Taylor is grammar queen so shhhhhh.."


Unluckily for the Princeton Review however they misquoted the lyrics of the song Fifteen. The question paper wanted students to grammatically correct, "Somebody tells you they love you, you got to believe 'em" when the actual lyrics are "Somebody tells you they love you, you're gonna believe 'em".
Ooops. In a world where every third grown up and marginally grown up is a T-Swift fan, THIS misquote is probably a sin.
The newly fan-appointed queen of grammar also jumped into the picture and ticked Princeton Review off for misquoting her lyrics. "Not the right lyrics at all pssshhhh. You had one job, test people. One job", wrote Swift, angry hashtagging it with #AccuseMeOfAnythingButDoNotAttackMyGrammar.
Princeton has since then tweeted an apology for misquoting the lyrics, but according to MTV News still maintains that the grammar was in fact incorrect.


Jennifer Lawrence found sex scene with Bradley Cooper awkward

Los Angeles: Jennifer Lawrence 'pointed and laughed' during her sex scenes with 'Serena' co-star Bradley Cooper, and she says she found the experience awkward.

Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. Pics/Santa Banta

The 24-year-old actress shares a close bond with the 40-year-old actor after working with him on 'American Hustle' and 'Silver Linings Playbook', but their friendship didn't make their intimate scenes in 'Serena' any less uncomfortable, reports
Asked if a friendship makes sex scenes more comfortable, Jennifer Lawrence told 'Entertainment Tonight': "No. I guess it's more comfortable than not knowing the other person? I don't know. They're just awkward."
Bradley Cooper added: "You never know how it's going to be. But for us, we laughed most of the time."
"I pointed and laughed," Jennifer Lawrence quipped.
Awkward sex scenes aside, the two had a great time working on the movie.
"We had a lot of fun. We got to shoot in Prague and ride horses," Cooper said.
"We had a blast. We always have a blast working together, obviously," Lawrence added.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Jessica Lange Is Definitely Done With American Horror Story But Look Who's Checking in...


Good news and bad news, American Horror Story fans.

Queen Jessica Lange confirmed at tonight's PaleyFest panel that she will not return for American Horror Story: Hotel.

"Yes, I'm done," she told the audience, "We've had a great run here. I have absolutely loved doing these four characters that I've had the opportunity to play. In all the madness, I've loved the writers, my actors, Ryan and the whole, I mean, insanity of it, shooting here, shooting in new orleans, the stories, everything."

While that is definitely not music to our ears, the panel did offer up a few happier Hotel tidbits, like the fact that White Collar star Matt Bomer will be joining the show for the season, along with 30 Rock star Cheyenne Jackson. Both Bomer and Jackson are pretty familiar with Ryan Murphy and co, having both guest starred on Glee. Bomer also appeared in American Horror Story: Freak Show as a prostitute who was brutally murdered by Dandy (Finn Witrock).

While Jackson knows nothing about the role he'll be playing alongside star Lady Gaga, Bomer teased that he could "neither confirm nor deny" that his character might end up in a romantic relationship with Gaga's. Either way, we're excited!

American Horror Story: Hotel will consist of 13 episodes and will debut in October on FX.


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Apple's New MacBook Is Almost a Tablet

At a mere 13 millimeters thick and weighing just two pounds, the new Macbook might replace the iPad for some.

The new MacBook is an iPad with a keyboard.
That may be the best description of the new Apple laptop design, based on Apple’s launch event on Monday. At a mere 13 millimeters thick and weighing just two pounds, it approaches the iPad’s portability and is just as spartan, sporting only a solitaryconnector.
With mega companies like Microsoft, Google and IBM quietly investing in quantum computing development, word is starting to leak out that the out-there technology with the sci-fi name might be a part of our lives sooner rather than later.
Consumers tired of trying to shoehorn their iPad into a laptop (i.e., do real work on their iPad) may have finally found the ideal replacement.
The new MacBook will replace the iPad for some people, according to Andy Vandervell, an editor at Trusted Reviews. “If you've ever bought a keyboard for your iPad and found that experience frustrating, the new MacBook is the perfect tonic,” Vandervell told
That sentiment is echoed by others.
And Apple’s Philip Schiller pretty much made this point during Apple’s launch event on Monday.
“It’s the most extreme…notebook we’ve ever created. This is a vision of the future of the notebook. One with extreme portability,” he said. The only thing it’s lacking is a touch screen but that’s always been a no-go for Apple on its MacBooks.
Now, the bad news. Some hands-on previews indicate that the new MacBook – albeit aesthetically stunning – may also have some of the shortcomings of products that try to straddle both categories.
Take the keyboard. Typing has always been a challenge for really thin designs. Dell took a crack at this with its ultra-thin XPS 11. To get the laptop as thin as possible (some might say as thin as a tablet with a keyboard), Dell opted for a touch keyboard. But that wasn’t well received.
Ditto for Microsoft’s Touch Cover keyboard for its early Surface tablet-laptop hybrid models.
Now, a few hands-on reviews of the new MacBook indicate the keyboard may be a weak point, saying it falls short of the MacBook Air’s.
“I am still trying to understand who are they trying to target with the new MacBook,” Gurpreet Kaur, an analyst at market researcher Gap Intelligence, told “Maybe this is their answer to [Microsoft’s] Surface?”
Then there’s the starting price of $1,299. That’s $400 more than the entry price for the 11.6-inch MacBook Air. (Which, by the way, isn’t that much heavier at 2.38 pounds.) That puts it in the elite product category and rules out cost-conscious consumers.
Because we’re talking about Apple, however, none of the criticism above means the new MacBook will be a failure. Probably far from it. Millions of consumers will get used to the keyboard and accept the fact that the laptop has one connector port.
And Apple will undoubtedly improve on the design giving millions more consumers more reason to opt for the tech giant’s new vision of the laptop down the road.
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Jealous Zedd Bans Selena From Justin Bieber’s 21st Birthday Bash – DJ Knows Selena Loves Justin?

“Happy Birthday Justin Bieber” – said everyone the pop star knows, except Selena Gomez, who didn’t attend the bash. On Sunday March 1st Justin Bieber turned 21 years old (which really is ironic since he has been partying at clubs for how many years now). Justin Bieber’s birthday is practically a national holiday on the internet, but one person is NOT sending Biebs any warm wishes, his ex-girlfriend of three years Selena Gomez, who is now dating DJ Zedd.

Zedd is madly in love with Selena Gomez, so you can imagine how he felt when she dished to V Magazine in a recent interview that she “would always love” her ex Justin Bieber, and pals of Justin’s revealed that Selena has been blowing up his phone – but he won’t take her calls. Zedd will not let Selena Gomez out of his sight, that became apparent at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party where insiders blabbed that the DJ was smothering fellow “I Want You To Know” singer.

When Justin’s 21st birthday neared his camp began making plans for the elaborate celebration and weekend long party – and everyone was shocked when Selena informed them that she wouldn’t be attending. A pal close to Justin snitched to CDL, “Everyone expected Selena to make an appearance for Justin’s birthday, we knew it was inevitable. Justin didn’t want to see her and is still bitter over her song with Zedd. But, Selena shocked everyone when she said that her new boyfriend didn’t feel comfortable with her attending her ex’s birthday bash and she was going to sit this one out.”

Wow, so it sounds like Selena has found a boyfriend that is actually more clingy than she is! Do you think Zedd is being too insecure and controlling? Or does he have a good reason for banning Selena from partying the night away from her ex-boyfriend? Let us know what you think in the comment section below!

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Ariana Grande Shows Off Her Killer Vocals in "Adore"—Listen to the Cashmere Cat Song Here!

Get ready to have another Ariana Grande hit on your mind all day!
The 21-year-old's second album, My Everything, was full of music production from Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat, who even nabbed a "featured" credit on "Be My Baby," and now the singer has returned the favor.
Cashmere Cat just released a new single titled "Adore," which features Ariana, but don't let that little F-word fool ya. The entire song is Grande and her hypnotizing voice serenading the listener over the Norwegian producer's ecclectic beat.
It's really one great electro and R&B pairing that you never saw coming.

As for whether or not she's singing about Big Sean (oh, c'mon, we all know you're thinking it)—we're gonna go with a "probably."
The lyrics go a little something like this: "Boy so what's been on your mind?/ For me it's just you all the time/ We don't need to go nowhere tonight/ It's you and I, we'll be alright/ 'Cause here we get to take our time/ You, you're finer than some wine/ We don't need to go nowhere tonight/ It's you and I, we'll be alright..."
Cashmere Cat has also worked with Kanye WestTy Dolla $ign, Charli XCX and Tinashe.
Listen to the track above and let us know what you think in the comments below!


Monday, March 2, 2015

Intel Unveils A Trio Of New Mobile Chips: Atom x3, x5, and x7 - Coming To Phones, Tablets, And Other Stuff

This week at MWC, Intel revealed its 2015 and 2016 mobile chipset lineup, as well as the fact that the company is adopting a similar naming scheme to its Core line of processors with these new chips. They've been dubbed x3, x5, and x7, and as with the Core processors, bigger is generally better.
Intel has long been something of a dark horse in the mobile industry. The company has seen negligible penetration in smartphones to date (though not none) and competes almost exclusively in the low to mid-range segment in Android tablets. Of course, as the ultraportable market changes and small, super-thin laptops and convertibles become more common, Intel is swooping in with design wins left and right, keeping the likes of Qualcomm, NVIDIA, MediaTek, and Samsung out of a lucrative market.
The Ultrabook swing was a huge help to Intel, a beacon of hope as the world's top chipmaker failed to break into mobile. While Intel struggled to foist itself into a viable position in the consumer tablet market, the resurgent laptop cemented Intel's strong relationships with OEMs like Dell, Acer, ASUS, Lenovo, Samsung, HP, and others. Who have those OEMs come to for their most recent Android tablets? Not counting Samsung, the answer has almost universally been Intel.
In fact, it's actually getting quite difficult to find new Android tablets that aren't running with Intel processors - not that there aren't holdouts like Sony, Google, and Samsung. Today's announcement sees Intel marching forward with its plans for tablet, convertible, and Ultrabook world domination, as well as signaling that it's not quite giving up on phones just yet.
The Atom x3 processor (note that these aren't 'Core' processors - that level starts at the Core M tier, above x7) is Intel's first fully-integrated LTE system-on-a-chip, a major milestone. The x3 was made possible in large part through Intel's acquisition of the SoFIA platform, on which the x3 is based, with the exception of the Intel application processors.
These chips are aimed directly at the budget market where Intel has seen success in tablets - don't expect to find them in major smartphones unless they're majorly cheap. x3 comes in three flavors to start: 3G, 3G-R, and LTE (the top-tier LTE version will also ship as Wi-Fi only for tablets). The 3G-R and LTE models get quad-core 64-bit Atom processors (Intel isn't providing specifics) and varying levels of Mali graphics with SoFIA integrated modems. The entry-level 3G is a dual-core.
x5 and x7 are more interesting, but don't hold your breath on phone applications. While there's nothing exactly stopping these bleeding-edge 14nm 64-bit Cherry Trail processors from being put in a smartphone, their lack of integrated cellular modems simply won't make them attractive to most phone manufacturers. Intel is touting its new XMM 7360 LTE modem alongside x5 and x7, and while it is a discrete chip, it's at near feature parity with Qualcomm's current offerings. The aside, of course, is that we have no idea what power consumption, efficiency, and general performance is like compared to Qualcomm's latest, and I doubt Intel's chomping at the bit to tell us. The x5 and x7 do feature brand-new integrated wireless (Wi-Fi, BT, FM, etc.) chips, NFC controllers, and an Intel-developed location chip.

Wi-Fi only versions of x5 and x7 will be in commercially available devices in the first half of the year (Intel didn't say when x3 would launch), which is likely to only increase Intel's sphere of influence in the tablet world. How fast are x5 and x7? If your guess was "Intel isn't saying," you win! Intel hasn't actually announced any specific x5 and x7 models, so specifications are pretty scarce. Intel's basic outline of the x5/x7 platform seems to suggest all the chipsets will get quad-core Airmont 14nm processors, though I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a dual-core setup at the cheap end of the parts bin. 8th-gen integrated Intel GPUs will push the pixels on x5 and x7 hardware with, as you may have guessed, precious few details as to what exactly that means for performance. Intel boasts benchmark gains in Open GL of up to 100% over older Atoms, and 50% in applications like 3DMark. How the old chip performed is, of course, not elaborated on.

Intel envisions x5 and x7 parts will find their ways into devices retailing anywhere from $200 to $400+, which will put those Airmont cores among slightly more rarified air than their x3 cousins, which Intel relegates to the sub-$200 market.

Intel's process size advantage over Qualcomm basically ensures its continued rise in the tablet space through 2015. Qualcomm 14nm parts aren't expected in quantity until next year, though there is some speculation that limited 14nm runs of the San Diego firm's next-gen core may make it into production by year's end. For Qualcomm, though, the tablet space already seems lost - Intel is competing in large part with MediaTek and other budget processor companies at the low end, where an integrated cellular radio isn't a dealbreaker. At the high end, Samsung is pushing Exynos, and Amazon remains Qualcomm's last truly major tablet partner. Intel has competed aggressively on price and sell-through assistance with its partners to basically wrap up the Android tablet market - Intel is currently the largest independent vendor of chipsets in tablets, though Apple still manages to ship more iPads with its own chips overall than Intel does with all of its partners around the world.

x5 and x7, though, show that we're basically dealing with the same problems Intel has for years: the lack of a solid integrated cellular solution and mediocre graphics performance (though that is changing). Power consumption aside (which Intel says will be "competitive" on these new chips), it's clear Intel still has a winding road ahead of it before it can take on Qualcomm in its home space - the smartphone. As the tablet market shows signs of contraction, it also seems unlikely that 2015 will be especially lucrative for Intel's mobile business, which has lost money every year it has operated. Intel will likely keep losing money here as it hones and streamlines its mobile portfolio, though x5 and x7's Airmont underpinnings are finally seeing Intel's architectural roadmap align a bit more. Regardless, it's clear the desktop CPU market's sleeping giant is awake, and Intel doesn't plan on going back to bed any time soon.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mother Monster: Lady Gaga lands role in American Horror Story: Hotel

Lady Gaga may have looked angelic whilst performing at the Oscars on Sunday night, but we all know that she’s a little monster at heart. It seems only fitting then that she’s landed a role in the upcoming series of American Horror Story. The producers have been tight-lipped about the fifth season of the popular FX show, merely revealing that the title will be American Horror Story: Hotel.

The star took to Twitter to share the news, posting a black and white video of herself in a mask and body cover, revealing her face as she says the name of the upcoming season. It’s not known what role Gaga has, but with Jessica Lange supposedly having quit the show, there’s room for another big player.

Speaking to E! News last year, Lange said, "You know, I told him that we would sit down and have a long conversation when this was over. In a way this character is so great, I don't know how you top Elsa Mars. I really—in deference to Ryan, who I love dearly and who I respect beyond—I have no idea at this point." However, after the finale of the fourth season aired on January 21, co-creator Ryan Murphy hinted that she was gone for good, tweeting, "Thank you Jessica...for everything. Always."

Gaga will be a season regular in AHS (Twitter)

American Horror Story has previously been set in a haunted house, a 1960s asylum, a witches' coven and, most recently, a travelling freakshow in mid-century America. And whilst the location for season five has yet to be revealed, eagle-eyed viewers have suggested clues from the last series suggest that it will have something to do with Area 51 in America, rumoured to be a top-secret alien testing site.

Just like the very first season, FX CEO John Landgraf recently revealed that Hotel would be set in the present day. "That’s my hope, yeah," he said at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. “One of the things I love so much about that is that it can be radically, radically reinvented in terms of tone, setting, period, characters, cast. I think there’s going to be an unusually large reinvention in between Book 4 and Book 5 relative to, say, between Book 3 [Coven] and 4 [Freak Show].”

It has been suggested that Gaga has been brought onboard to help with the shows dire viewing figures. Slammed universally by critics and viewers worldwide, season four may have premiered with about 10 million viewers but the finale only attracted 3.2 million.

But Gaga is certainly no gimmick. The star is said to have been given a recurring role in the upcoming series and already has an impressive resume, showing off her acting skills in the likes of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Machete Kills and The Sopranos.

American Horror Story: Hotel is slated to air in October.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Katy Perry - The Prismatic World Tour to Macao in May

MUMBAI: International superstar, Katy Perry, has announced today that she will bring The Prismatic World Tour to Macao on 1-2 May.This tour is presented by The Venetian Macao and AEG Live, and sponsored by Citi.She will be touring in support of Prism, which debuted at number one on The Billboard 200.  The platinum album has given Katy her biggest ever single with 'Roar', while ‘Dark Horse’ just became her lucky 13th Top Ten hit on The Billboard Hot 100.

Tickets for the show go on sale starting 17 February  through Cotai Ticketing, HK Ticketing and Kong Seng and are priced from MOP 380 to MOP 1,680.

Citi is the official card of The Prismatic World Tour, and will offer its card members a 3-day presale.  This advance purchase period will run from 10 am 10 February  to 10 pm 12 February.

“We are absolutely delighted to be able to bring artists of the caliber of Katy Perry to The Venetian Macao's Cotai Arena," said Scott Messinger, SVP of Marketing, Sands China Ltd. “We are equally thrilled to be able to offer her legion of fans in the region a chance to see what has so far been an electrifying tour. Katy joins an illustrious list of performers that Sands China has brought to Macao as part of our efforts to diversify the cultural landscape of Macao and turn it into a center for leisure and tourism."

"I'm thrilled to bring the Prismatic World Tour to some of my favorite places in Asia, as well as some sensational places I've never been. I can't wait to take in the sights and the culture, and share my music and meet all of the new fans," said Katy.

Katy is currently touring the world on the Prismatic World Tour, which continues to be a hugely successful global spectacle, with 17 sold out arenas in the UK, 66 sold out arenas in North America and 25 sold out arenas in Australia/New Zealand during 2014. The tour continues in 2015 throughout Europe, Asia and South America where Katy will headline Rock In Rio in Brazil on September 25.  The state-of-the art stage, specifically designed by Katy for The Prismatic World Tour, allows her to get closer to her fans than ever before.   The one-of-a-kind set design will provide concert-goers with a truly magical experience from every angle in the arena.

Katy Perry cemented her status as a best-selling superstar with the global success of her second studio album, ‘Teenage Dream’, which debuted at No. 1 in eight countries and spent more than two years on Billboard's Top 200 album sales chart. She became the only female artist to have five No. 1 singles from one album on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (‘California Gurls’, ’Teenage Dream,’ ‘Firework’, ‘E.T.’ and ‘Last Friday Night’). The special edition, ‘Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection’, added ‘Part of Me’ and ‘Wide Awake’ to Katy's list of nine Top 40 chart-toppers (dating back to her multi-platinum debut album, 2008's ‘One of the Boys,’ which generated four hit singles: ‘I Kissed A Girl,’ ‘Hot N Cold,’ ‘Thinking of You’ and ‘Waking Up In Vegas’). 

Prism has already equalled the sales success of its predecessor, and generated five hit singles, two of which, 'Roar' and ‘Dark Horse’, hit #1 for multiple weeks, which helped Katy set a new record at Top 40 for most total weeks (46) at No. 1 in the Billboard airplay chart's archives, and makes her the only artist in 2014 with top spins at three different radio station formats (Top 40, Hot AC and AC radio).  She is the first artist to surpass the 75 million digital award threshold, counting digital downloads and on-demand streams – 20 million ahead of any other artist.



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