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Nicole Scherzinger & Molly Sims Celebrate The Launch of Candy Crush Soda Saga

Global recording artist Nicole Sherzinger and model and actress Molly Sims help King Digital Entertainment, a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world and creator of one of the biggest games of all time Candy Crush Saga, celebrate the launch of the game’s sister title, Candy Crush Soda Saga.

Candy Crush Saga has been one of the top grossing games in the charts since it launched on mobile exactly two years ago. It is one of the most played mobile gaming apps of all time, with gameplays equivalent to 71 times the current population of the world.

Since its recent launch on Facebook and mobile (iOS and Android), Candy Crush Soda Saga is currently the number one game downloaded in both the Apple App Store and Google Play in the United States, the UK and many other major markets.

To mark the launch, Candy Crush fan and popstar Nicole Scherzinger was on hand in the UK to trigger a soda fountain display, turning the River Thames in London into a sea of purple soda. Giant illuminated replica candies were floated under Tower Bridge, and a seven-metre high Candy Bear was raised 20 metres into the air, transforming the iconic landmark like never before.

Actress, model and soon to be mother of two, Molly Sims gave New York’s famous city street, Broadway its own ‘Sodalicious’ makeover. This is soon to be followed by a high impact marketing campaign in major cities across the world where major city locations and transport hubs will be transformed.

Ricky Martin on Returning to Broadway in a One-Man Show, Touring with His Twin Boys & What He’s Thankful for This Holiday & More

Via Extra:

“Extra’s” Mario Lopez caught up with singer Ricky Martin backstage at the first iHeart Radio Fiesta Latino on November 22nd, where the superstar opened up about his 30 year musical career, returning to Broadway and doing a one-man show, touring with his twin boys, what he’s thankful for this Thanksgiving and more.

On his 30 year career in music, Ricky told Mario,“Maybe it all started like a game. One thing for sure, I was passionate about being on stage and I’m just as passionate today.”

On appearing recently on Broadway and his plans to do a one-man show Ricky shared, ” I would definitely go back to Broadway. I would love to do a one man show.” Mario added, “Oh, really?” and Ricky said, “Did I just say that? Shhhh…I’m going to start working on it very soon.”

As for touring with his 6-year-old twin boys, Matteo and Valentino, Ricky revealed, “The kids are on the road with me man, they were born into this and they don’t know anything else, they are very happy.” Mario asked, “You see little performers or no?” Ricky revealed, “One of them is, he’s six years old, and he’s beat boxing like crazy. So yes, he’s into music.”

Talking charity work with pal Eva Longoria and The Eva Longoria foundation and the Ricky Martin Foundation uniting forces, Ricky said “ …I am very lucky to be working with her [Eva]…This is only the beginning of a very beautiful philanthropic marriage.”

And as for Thanksgiving and what he is thankful for this holiday, Ricky said he’s thankful for “Health, family, of course, success…just to be able to walk onto stage and see twenty thousand people every night is fascinating.”

Rihanna Talks Visiting The White House, Being an Aunt & Wanting Kids of Her Own

Via Extra:

“Extra’s” Renee Bargh caught up with Rihanna at the MAC AIDS Fund premiere of Andrew Jenk’s new documentary, “It’s Not Over,” where the superstar dished on her new music, her recent trip to the White House, becoming an Aunt and wanting kids of her own one day!

Renee asked the pop princess, “Are you just going to surprise us? Like could I go home and there would be a new song on iTunes?” Rihanna explained, “You never know! I like to be a little spontaneous about things…. My fans, they dedicate so much of their time and and their energy and their lives to supporting the music… You wanna respect that.”

Of her recent trip to The White House, Rihanna said, “I had a blast!” Renee asked, “Being a fan of ‘Scandal,’ did that make it even cooler?” Rihanna shared,”Definitely! And definitely not even being an American. That was the weirdest part, but it was awesome!”

As for how five month old niece Majesty is already taking after her Aunt RiRi, Renee asked, “Are you going to be showering her with MAC products when she gets a bit older?” Rihanna explained, “I already put on some lip gloss… She likes it. You know what she really likes? Selfies! She loves the camera.” Renee asked, “Do you want to have some kids of your own one day?” Rihanna revealed, “One day, I’ve got tons of work to do.”

Nick Jonas on His Imitation Kim Kardashian Photo

Meredith Vieira recently interviewed Nick Jonas and one of the topics was that image he posted of his head on Kim Kardashian’s body. Yes, on THAT cover. Apparently it wasn’t his idea. It was his brother Joe’s.

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Nick said, “That was his idea. We were out in the city the other night and obviously it was the day Kim’s shoot came out and he pulled it up on his phone and said, ‘Oh my God someone just sent me this.’ And I said you have to post that right now,you have no choice and he did and I think it’s one of his most liked pictures on Instagram now.”

Meredith responded with, “But you were all in obviously.”

Nick said, “I mean you’ve got to go all the way if you’re going to do it, go full Kim here.”

And in case you were wondering, Nick IS a booty man. “Yeah, Why not? It’s beautiful.”

Well I must admit, Nick isn’t so bad either.

Charli XCX Gives Fierce Face On Cover of Seventeen

CHARLI XCX IS ON THE COVER OF SEVENTEEN’S DECECMBER/JANUARY ISSUE
On newsstands on November 25th!

Who knew Charli XCX could give good face?! Well she does on the cover of Seventeen magazine. She gives a pretty fun interview too. Check out the highlights below.

Via Seventeen magazine:

Charli XCX on what her plans are for her music career:
“I’m going to build an empire. I’m always writing for someone else. I want to be someone who has her fingerprints all over the pop charts.”

On what it means to be ‘cool’:
“When you’re growing up I think there’s this idea that the coolest people are the ones who are really rude and feverish. But I’ve come to realize that isn’t cool. I think the best people are the ones who are just as nice and fun. This is really cheesy, but you only have one life – why spend most of it pretending to be cool?”

On how she defines her style:
“I don’t make punk music—I make pop that’s inspired by elements of punk. For me, as a person, am I punk? In the sense that I do what I want and I enjoy going against the norm, I suppose I am.”

She got her start when club promoters heard her first song, Dinosaur Sex and she started performing at raves:
“My parents knew and would actually come with me. So it was like a weird attempt at rebellion that turned into a family outing. But these were like real, full-on raves and there were lots of drugs and stuff. My mum was kind of freaking out, but they would stand at the back and watch me perform from afar. It was kind of strange, but also cool that they wanted to be a part of it and they were looking out for me.”

Photo Credit: Ben Watts

Solange Knowles Wedding To Longtime Boyfriend Alan Ferguson Happened Over The Weekend!

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Solanges Knowles is a married woman! That’s right, the little baby sister of Beyonce, got hitched over the weekend to longtime boyfriend Alan Ferguson.

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via PEOPLE:

The happy couple said “I do” at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans. Around 2 p.m., the pair arrived via white-painted vintage bicycles, and it was all about the details: The bride’s basket held flowers!
“Beaming. Calm. They looked pretty calm, relaxed on their wedding day,” one onlooker tells PEOPLE. “Definitely happy.”

As for their arrival attire, the bride rocked a cream pantsuit with a cape and plunging V-neck (accenting her look with a red lip), while the groom matched in a white suit sans tie.

Ahead of their nuptials, the newlyweds celebrated with an intimate pre-wedding bash Friday at NOLA’s Indywood Cinema, which Hayley Sampson, the theater’s co-owner, told PEOPLE, “was pretty adorable.”

Um, how amazing is that pant suit?! Seriously! Girl looked amazing (and comfortable). Love it! Congratulations to Solange and her new hubby.

Miley Cyrus & Patrick Schwarzenegger Kissing Photo Proves One Thing

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Miley and Patrick sitting in a tree! K-I-S-S-I-N….oh hi errrrrrone. Well, it appears as if Miley and Patrick are definitely having a bit of fun together. Dating exclusively? Possibly. Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger were spotted kissing at a USC football game at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum this week. And yes, that is the photo to prove it.

An eyewitness told E! News, “They were very flirtatious and [looked] like a couple. She was gregarious and was talking to his friends too which was nice to see because she didn’t seem stuck up.”

This isn’t the first time these two were photographed together. The new lovebirds were hanging out outside a theater in Hollywood on Wednesday night after checking out the Julianne Moore flick, “Still Alice”, executive produced by Patrick’s mama Maria Shriver.

Oooo La la! What do you think of these two together?

Is Nick Cannon Ready to Date?

When it comes down to his split with his wife, Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon is really mostly worried about his children, Moroccan and Monroe.

At the same time, though, he knows they’re too young to understand that their parents are going through a divorce.

“They just love mommy and daddy so there is nothing different for them,” he told Wonderwall.com.

The “America’s Got Talent” host said he’s simply focusing on work, rather than his divorce, but he’s aware that his personal stock is high right now.

“There are a lot of people after me right now. I gotta slow it down,” he said while deejaying a party at Las Vegas” 1 OAK. “I’m trying to slow it down and stay focused. Family is the first thing and my kids, obviously the dating thing will come down the line.”
And though he’s on the market again, he really hasn’t thought about dating. Right now, he’s all about family and career.

“I think I’m busier than I’ve ever been in my life,” he said. “I love it. You gotta keep cooking while the fire is hot.”

JLo Opens Up About Her Past Relationships, Current Dating Situation, What Ex-Husband Marc Anthony Thinks of Her New Tell-All Memoir “True Love” & More

Via Extra:

“Extra’s” Angie Martinez caught up with Jennifer Lopez about her new memoir “True Love,” where the superstar opened up about her past relationships, what ex-husband Marc Anthony thought of her new book, her current dating situation and much more!

Angie asking JLo, “The book being so personal, is that scary?” Jennifer revealing, “So scary… Having just gone through the divorce before we went on tour. It was just this whole thing that was happening…It was a transformative, transitional time in my life where I discovered and faced myself…through my music.”

On reliving the fact that her marriage to Marc Anthony wasn’t going to make it through her book, Jennifer said, “I had to do the audio book of this….I didn’t want to get emotional. I wanted to just be able to read the book and I had to keep stopping…it reminds you of those moments…It’s definitely an emotional journey for me.”

On sharing the details of others’ lives in her book, Jennifer explained, “This book was never about pointing the finger at anybody. It was really about looking in the mirror.”

Reflecting on her past relationships, JLo said, “There was something in my relationships that wasn’t lining up…The missing component was me loving myself and being able to take care of myself…They always say put on the oxygen mask first, right? But it’s true…you have to love yourself.”

On giving ex-husband Marc Anthony an early draft of her memoir, Jennifer said, “He read it and was like whoa, I didn’t know all of this was going on…and was like I’m happy that you learned something, that you grew.”

On her current dating situation, Jennifer set the record straight, saying, “No, I’m not dating right now. I just decided I was taking some time to be on my own. And be my own best friend…What does that feel like, Jen?”

As for what she would do differently in her next relationship, Jennifer admitting, “I will go slower. I think I’ll be a lot more cautious.” And what is the perfect guy for Lopez? “He behaves very good, he’s super faithful, he’s super sweet. He’s funny… he doesn’t have to be {famous} at all.”

“True Love” is available nationwide.

Britney Spears Confirms Relationship with Charlie Ebersol

Welp, that sure didn’t take long! She’s onto the next one.

Via Extra:

Britney Spears is officially back off the market! “Yes, there is a special someone” she exclusively told “Extra” special correspondent Pauly D as she received the key to the Las Vegas Strip on November 5th, which was declared “Britney Day” in Sin City.

When pressed for further details about her relationship with Charlie Ebersol, son of SNL co-founder Dick Ebersol, Spears added “It’s very new.”

Though Britney’s been headlining her “Piece of Me” show at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas for almost a year, she admits she still gets nervous when other celebrities are in attendance “I think Jennifer Lopez came to one of the shows a couple of weeks ago and I was extremely nervous.”

Lopez rumored to be headlining with her own residency at Planet Hollywood during Britney’s “off” weeks, Spears offering this advice to Jlo, “I would say it’s an ideal situation to be here in Vegas and have a show. It’s like, a breath of fresh air, it’s like a dream come true for me seriously. I’m in one location, I get to go back and forth. It’s amazing and it’s good for the kids, too.”

Britney just invited Kathy Griffin on stage for the “Freakshow” segment of her concert, where she walked the comedian like a dog and spanked her! “It was really fun having a girl up there do it for once.” Spears adding “She was like, going and throwing her hair and just going crazy it was really fun.”

Britney was joined by thousands of fans and hundreds of fellow “Britneys” to celebrate “Britney Day” at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas. In addition to having November 5th named “Britney Spears Day” in Las Vegas and receiving the key to the city, Britney also holds the record for best first week album sales for a female artist. Her 2000 album “Oops!…I Did It Again’s” feat was nearly beaten by Taylor Swift’s “1989” this week. Of the record, Britney said “I had no idea that that was even the case so that’s really cool. It’s really phenomenal. I’ll just have to toot my own horn.”

Well, here’s hoping this one works out better than the last ones.

Image via Getty Images

Rita Ora Talks Breakup With Calvin Harris

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British pop princess Rita Ora covers the December issue of Cosmopolitan, available on newsstands nationwide November 4th. The singer opens up to the magazine about her music, sex and dating, and loving her body.

Check out the highlights from the interview below:

On Ora’s recent breakup with DJ/producer Calvin Harris:
“It was the right guy at the wrong time. I was about to start a tour, and he was also all over the place. There’s only so much you can do when you don’t see each other. I really admire people who have long-distance relationships. It’s an incredible achievement. I couldn’t do it.”

On Iggy Azalea’s feminist anthem “Black Widow,” in which Ora is featured:
“As soon as I heard it, I was like, ‘This is the fucking song.’ Katy Perry cowrote it – it felt nice to have all women involved.”

On her sexuality:
“I’m very proud to say that I think about sex. It’s what everybody thinks about, whether they say it or not. For me, sex is a form of getting to know a person – feeling someone’s skin.”

On loving her body:
“You have to come to terms with loving your body. Stand naked in front of the mirror and say, ‘I’m fucking sexy.’ That’s where it starts.”

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Photo credit: Matthias Vriens-McGrath

Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever : Official Soundtrack

Get ready for a very Grumpy Christmas! Palm Oaks Entertainment is excited to announce the release of the soundtrack for GRUMPY CAT’S WORST CHRISTMAS EVER, a Lifetime Original Movie featuring the famously frowny feline (voiced by AUBREY PLAZA). The film debuts on Lifetime on Saturday, November 29th at 8/7c, and the soundtrack is available for pre-order today on iTunes. Each purchase comes with an instant download of “It’s Hard to Be a Cat at Christmas.” The soundtrack features holiday favorites from The Brian Setzer Orchestra, The Bird and the Bee, KT Tunstall, Chris Mann, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and two original songs, “A Very Grumpy Christmas” and “Worst Time of the Year.” The physical version of the soundtrack, which will include an exclusive movie poster and Grumpy Cat bumper sticker, will be available in retail outlets nationwide on November 11th.

Grumpy Cat is an Internet sensation, best selling author, and now the star of her own Lifetime Christmas movie that the press has proclaimed “defines the pop culture of a generation.” Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever is a live-action movie that follows the infamous Grumpy Cat and her sour outlook on the holidays. Grumpy Cat lives in a shopping mall pet shop, and is the cat that never gets bought or adopted, until an unpopular 12-year-old girl named Chyrstal falls in love with the cat. The two develop a unique friendship because Chyrstal is the only one who can hear Grumpy talk. Ultimately, Grumpy Cat has to thwart a kidnapping of an expensive exotic dog she can’t stand and rescue Chyrstal after the mall closes at Christmas. In this irreverent comedy, will Grumpy Cat learn the true meaning of Christmas, or will it be in Grumpy’s words: “Worst. Christmas. Ever.”

“This is fresh new collection of fun holiday songs that the whole family can sing along to!” says Grumpy Cat Manager Ben Lashes. “I’m thrilled to be part of Grumpy Cat’s first soundtrack,” says Palm Oak Entertainment Co-Founder Jonathan Miller, “and what is certainly the biggest cat movie ever made. Grumpy’s music picks for this release are amazing. She’s really created a treat for the holiday season.”

Complete GRUMPY CAT’S WORST CHRISTMAS EVER track listing:
1. It’s Hard to Be a Cat at Christmas Cats Across America
2. Sleigh Ride KT Tunstall
3. Jingle Bells The Brian Setzer Orchestra
4. Up On The Housetop Pomplamoose
5. Deck The Halls Chris Mann
6. Worst Time Of Year Shaprece & House Of Breaking Glass
7. Christmastime Again Jason Holstrom
8. Carol Of The Bells The Bird and The Bee
9. Holiday Bells Natalie Taylor
10. Christmas Honey Joy Follows
11. All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
12. White Christmas Johnny Reid
13. Grumpcracker Medley House Of Breaking Glass
14. A Very Grumpy Christmas
House Of Breaking Glass

BONUS TRRACKS
1. Play Him Off, Keyboard Cat Keyboard Cat
2. Nyan Cat Theme Nyan Cat
3. Ain’t No Sonnet Dragon Tail

Pharrell Williams Loves Black Women, Hates Race Issues

Via Ebony:

Pharrell Williams gives one of his most provocative interviews on topics ranging from women to racism, in the November issue of EBONY magazine.

In honor of the annual Men’s issue, the producer and co-judge on the NBC hit series, The Voice, speaks candidly about how the tragic death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. impacted him as a Black man, husband and father. Williams’ shares:

“I don’t talk about race since it takes a very open mind to hear my view, because my view is the sky view. But I’m very troubled by what happened in Ferguson, Mo.”

“When things like that happen, we need to be a united cell. We need connective tissue to be linked by spirit and spirituality.”

“For every individual who gets killed, someone should build a school or teach a child. We really need to balance things with positivity”

Williams also hits on personal controversy. The Virginia native addresses the rumors surrounding his bias against Black women, which sparked when the cover for his latest album, Girl, showcased only non-Black females.

“I love Black women,” says Williams. “If you don’t think I love Black women, then you don’t understand me.” He continues to add, “I have obsessed over Black women since the days of Jayne Kennedy, Beverly Peele and Roshumba Williams. Those are the women I daydreamed about growing up.”

The issue also explores several other profound, discussion-worthy topics. EBONY magazine’s special report, “Dirty Little Secret,” features a riveting expose on the sex trafficking industry, how it affects young Black girls, and how readers can get involved as chronicled in the last installment of the Saving Our Girls series.

“You’re being raped, you’re being beaten and you’ve been kidnapped,” said Keisha Head as she shares her story with at-risk girls and those who have been trafficked. “Every night, a different horrific thing is happening and you’re escaping with your life,” she added. Head now works with organizations such as youthSpark, which seeks to end sex trafficking.

Additional features include a “men’s only” roundtable on relationships and intimacy; EBONY magazine’s Men Who Lead series, which highlights successful men who are small business owners; and EBONY magazine’s 20 biggest moments in sports. EBONY also offers an array of life skill articles on how to plan for family and friends as they visit for the holidays.

For more, readers can find the November issue of EBONY on newsstands October 14th.

Rapper T.I. Talks Sex On The Beach, Fatherhood And Marriage

Rapper T.I. may get down and dirty on the mic with collaborators like Nelly, 2 Chainz, and Eminem, but, as Mickey Rapkin learns in the November issue of ELLE, the unexpected family man is really all about the love. Mickey Rapkin chats with Rapper T.I. about sex on the beach, fatherhood, marriage, and much more in this month’s Cherchez La Femme.

Via Elle:

T.I. on his definition of “mediocre ho” in the song “No Mediocre”:
“Sometimes it’s a fashion thing. Sometimes it’s the attitude thing. I think women are born on a pedestal, and the only thing that can remove them is a lack of respect for themselves.”

T.I. on sex on the beach which he raps about in the song “No Mediocre”:
“I’ve had sex on a beach. Not exactly in Bermuda. It was more of a metaphor…You gotta have your utensils together, you know what I’m saying? A towel, a blanket—come prepared for the elements. It’s the kind of thing you do once, say you’ve done it, and then say, “Okay, okay, it’s enough. Let’s go somewhere else.”

T.I. on the hardest part about having teenage daughters:
“Knowing when to allow a little room for maturing and when to step in and put your foot down and discipline.”

T.I. on his time in prison and the lesson he learned from it about women and relationships:
“I saw so many guys worrying about their women and what they’re doing and all that shit. They end up making their time so much harder on themselves. You don’t know where they’re at, so there’s no use worrying yourself about it.”

To read the full Q&A with T.I., head over to ELLE.com here or check it out on the digital newsstand, and at newsstands nationwide on October 21st.

*All quotes have been excerpted from ELLE’s November issue*

Image via Getty Images

Ed Sheeran Compares Love To Cheesecake

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Ed Sheeran is one of our favorite redheads. He doesn’t only write amazing love songs – he gives the best love advice too. Before embarking on his worldwide arena tour, Ed took a break to share his top tips to finding a perfect match.

Via Seventeen:

Ed Sheeran on how love is like cheesecake:
“Sometimes I wish I could go back and give my 17-year-old self love advice. I’d tell myself: ‘Ease into things slowly.’ If you have a piece of cheesecake, you don’t want to scarf it all down at once; you want to enjoy it. The same goes for love – don’t rush. Take time to figure out what you need in a relationship.”

It’s okay to be a little freaked out!
“I call this scared love. It sounds bad, but it’s not. I think we all get into situations where we’re terrified about letting ourselves fall in love because we don’t want to get hurt. But when you’re already friends and trust that person, that nervous feeling in the pit of your stomach is healthy. It means that there is something there – a deeper connection – that might be worth it. You just have to let yourself make the fall.”

Sheeran on the importance of being yourself:
“Quirks might seem weird when you’re young, but they make you stand out when you’re older and that’s an important thing.”