As the hit show draws closer to its Las Vegas auditions, ‘America’s Got Talent’ just keeps on showcasing more amazing talents. The July 2 episode featuring Chicago and San Antonio auditions possibly brought out the best talent yet!
July 4th celebrations are just around the corner and what better way to celebrate America than with an all-new episode of America’s Got Talent? The acts on the July 2 episode definitely upped the standards for future auditions and made us all proud to be an American!
Top 5 Performances For July 2
5. Branden James: Opera’s Most Passionate
We’ve seen many opera performances on this season of America’s Got Talent but this one ranks among the top in terms of emotional performances. The passion in which Branden sings is incredible, he brings tears to your eyes. He won praise from all the judges and the audience. Howie Mandel duly noted that Branden will inspire so many people with his voice and even told his mom that she’d created a “gem.” He’s right about that!
4. David Ferman: The Most Amazing WTF Moment
We thought this 19-year-old was just going to perform a simple juggling act. Boy, were we wrong. This guy performed one heck of a dangerous balancing act. He balanced a Molotov cocktail (Google it) on top of a balloon (and we’re all basically holding our breaths at this point) until it pops and David is still balancing the deadly cocktail! Whew! The judges were stunned at his bravery and skill, as were we. We agree with Nick Cannon; Chicago is on fire with these performances!
3. American Hitmen: The Next Name In Rock’n'Roll
Now this is what America is all about. These former Marine Corps used the skills they’d practiced while serving in Iraq and it paid off. They sang their version of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man” and brought down the house in an amazing rock’n'roll performance. Howard Stern said it best about this group: “We’ve been waiting for two seasons to find a band to go all the way and I think we’ve found it.” We salute this band all the way to Radio City Music Hall!
2. David Fenley: The Unknown Talent
Let’s face it, David was the guy you’d least expect to wow you with his voice. This guy proved us wrong and then some. His original acoustic version of Alex Clare’s “Too Close” had us swaying to the music. His voice was just so unique — rugged, raspy, and powerful. Howie couldn’t believe David had been under the music radar for so long. Mel B told David that she “liked it a lot” and he responded in the most epic way possible: “Is it what you want, what you really, really want?” SPICE GIRLS REFERENCE! If you didn’t love this hidden talent before, then you definitely love him now.
1. Chicago Boyz: The Human Jump Rope
There are just so many wonderful things to say about this incredible act. This highly-unique routine involving jump ropes and acrobatics knocked our socks off! At first, we thought it was a simple jump rope routine. But these guys are something special, they started tumbling and dancing while jump roping. Yes, you saw correctly. They even made a human jump rope! The sheer athleticism of this group is unprecedented yet on this season. Heidi Klum was amazed at the group’s amazing skills and Mel B found it “unique and captivating.” If this is just their first performance for America, then we can’t wait to see what they have in store for us in the coming weeks!
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Who was your favorite performance of the night? Let us know what you think about tonight’s episode!
A new suspect in the ‘Who Killed Wilden’ mystery emerges, and it’s… exactly who you thought it would be!
Can we all just agree that Melissa (Torrey DeVitto) is “A,” and call it a day already? The July 2 episode of Pretty Little Liarspainted the elder Hastings sister to be guiltier than ever, as Spencer (Troian Bellisario) followed her to Hector’s creepy cabin in the woods and caught her red-handed. Well, she technically caught her mask-handed, but she was still being shady as hell.
After some light prodding, Melissa confessed that she and several others had been unknowingly helping Detective Wilden (Bryce Johnson) in his attempts to assassinate the liars, but also that someone else was controlling Wilden. She raised the very valid point that, let’s be real, Wilden was never smart enough to orchestrate his own master plan.
So is Melissa the reason Wilden’s now floating in Hot Detective Heaven? Spencer sure thinks so, but Hanna (Ashley Benson) will still need some convincing. She’s pretty positive that Ashley (Laura Leighton) is the one who pulled the ‘metaphorical’ trigger — though it could also have been a very literal trigger.
Personally, I don’t think it was either one of them. Even though the most obvious suspect is often the right one — see Mona as “A” — I think there’s more to the story this time around.
Aria & Jake’s Awkward Encounter
Aria (Lucy Hale) finally got some alone time with Jake (Ryan Guzman) this week — I love them together, and I don’t care who knows it — but sadly, an unexpected third wheel crashed their date: Ezra’s son Malcolm! Naturally, Jake had a few questions about the encounter, all of which Aria was foolish enough to answer honestly. Seriously, you’d think after all these years, Aria would have learned the truth gets her nowhere!
Anyway, she came clean about the whole ‘You’re Not The First Teacher I’ve Dated’ thing, and Jake dropped a surprising statement on her: He’s sure she still has feelings for Ezra! ”You’ve gotta figure out if you’re hurt or you’re injured,” he told her — you know, just in case anyone had forgotten how damn dreamy he is.
Toby’s Big Adventure: Mom, Mystery & Macaroons
Toby’s (Keegan Allen) search for the truth about his mother’s death led him to Saratoga Springs, where he encountered arguably the creepiest old man this show has served up to date. When the crazy old doctor wasn’t offering Toby macaroons — the creepiest of snacks, if you didn’t already know — he was rambling about “that blonde girl,” who apparently caused quite a bit of trouble for Mrs. Toby while she was staying at Radley.
Could the old man have been talking about Alison (Sasha Pieterse)? I knew that trick was still alive!
No One Puts Emily In A Corner
And then there was Emily (Shay Mitchell), who seemed to do everything in her power to ruin her parents’ lives this week. After seeing the doctor behind their back, she got super pissed at Mr. and Mrs. Emily and ran away from home — which, in case you didn’t know, is a great way to prove to the authorities that you have a stable home life.
The doctor had told Emily she might need more surgery, but Paige (Lindsey Shaw) told her she probably wouldn’t. And that’s fine because Paige is totally a doctor.
HollywoodLifers, who do YOU think killed Wilden? Was it Ashley or Melissa or someone else entirely? And do you, like Jake, still have hope for Aria and Ezra? Drop a comment with your review of the episode and your predictions about what’s to come!
The world is waiting for the first pics of baby North West, but the proud new parents have reportedly turned down a magazine’s offer of $3 million for the photos! Do YOU think Kim and Kanye are holding out for more money?
Kanye West Kim Kardashian Turn Down $3 Million For Pic Of North West
Kim and Kanye were reportedly offered $3 million to feature their daughter in the pages of an Australian magazine. But for Kanye, money’s not the issue.
“Kanye’s been adamant about not having the baby on [Keeping Up With the Kardashians],” an source tells Us Weekly. “He was serious when he said North isn’t America’s baby, so he may not do anything.”
Furthermore, Kanye, refuses to make any money off of North — "Kanye isn't like that and he sure isn't about to try to make money off of his own daughter," a source close to the rapper told HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
North West Has Changed Kanye West & Kim Kardashian
Kanye’s new protective attitude is even starting to affect Kim, 32. She’s been notably absent from any form of social media since North’s birth, only breaking her silence to wish sister Khloe a happy 29th birthday on June 27.
“Motherhood has changed her,” a source tells Us Weekly.
We certainly hope Kim and Kanye reveal their baby’s photos. Donating the money, earned from the pics, to charity may be the best way to make everyone happy!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Will Kim and Kanye request more money for their baby photos?
Kristen Stewart Awkward Movie ‘Sils Maria’ — KStew Can’t Escape Rob
Not only will Kristen be acting alongside Robert Pattinson’s best friend, Tom Sturridge, in her new movie, Sils Maria, but she’ll also potentially be playing a love interest to Juliette Binoche’s character. Coincidentally, Juliette played Rob’s lover in Cosmopolis.
Apparently, Kristen, 23, can never escape Rob, 27. It’s so sad, really. It doesn’t seem healthy to be surrounded by things (or people in this case) that are associated with an ex.
For Kristen’s sake, I hope this is a fast filming process.
Kristen's Next Major Movie Role Revealed
At the Chanel haute couture show in Paris on July 2, Kristen talked about her role in the upcoming film to Women's Wear Daily. She said:
I play a personal assistant to an actress. It takes two very particular people to have that relationship be functional – one that services the other — because Juliette Binoche is playing the actress that I assist, and she is one of the most powerful women I think I've ever seen in film.
'Sils Maria': Kristen & Juliette Could Be Playing Lovers
Furthermore, according to the movie's synopsis from CAB Productions, Kristen’s character could be a potential love interest for Juliette's character (Juliette made love to Rob in Cosmopolis).
Trapped in the turmoil of her divorce, that strips her from any emotional anchoring, the only person Maria Enders (played by Juliette) speaks to is her assistant, Valentine (played by Kristen), both a handywoman and her only friend. Even though both women try to erase all the ambiguities that make up their exclusive and intimate relationship.
While working with some of Rob’s colleagues and friends may seem super awkward, at least K-Stew won’t be in Los Angeles, and in close proximity of the new couple. Out of sight, out of mind — right?
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Will Kristen’s new movie be awkward?
WATCH: Kristen Stewart Gets A Tattoo After Robert Pattinson Breakup
Justin’s Instagram selfies give us a little glance into his adventurous everyday life — and even when he’s self-described as ‘bored,’ he’s still showing off some seriously swoon-worthy hairstyles! What do YOU think of his latest look?
How cute doesJustin Bieber, 19, make bedhead? Or, considering all those baseball caps he rocks, hat hair? With a little skillful styling and some sky-high hair spikes, he turns his low-maintenance style into an attention-grabbing look. Do YOU love his spiky bedhead? Here’s how to copy his low-key style!
Justin Bieber Bed-Head — Shows Off Messy Hair On Instagram
Even when the Biebs is totally “bored,” his hair still stands out — literally! As soon as he posted this pic on his Instagram, flocks of Beliebers were quick to gush over his high-rising sexy style. We’re gushing, too! Justin always looks adorable rocking low-maintenance bedhead, but these edgy spikes are too often hidden beneath backwards baseball caps.
Get Justin Bieber’s Messy Spiky Style
Sure, this casual style looks completely effortless, but we spot some serious hair product in Justin’s ‘do! A little styling product goes a long way in maintaining that dreamy style all day!
To copy Justin’s spiky style — minus the tell-tale crunch — push your hair into a faux-hawk using a soft, pliable hair wax like Redken for Men Maneuver Molding Wax. The smooth texture lets you easily mold your wild layers into a carefully constructed ‘do. But not too constructed! Rough up your hair to get some serious spikes in the front. Direct the wax in the direction that your natural cowlick is already going to preserve that natural look and keep it fresh all day.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do YOU love Justin’s messy bedhead?
Now that both of her Kardashian sisters have babies of their own, Khloe is more eager than ever for an addition to her family with hubby Lamar Odom. After all of her baby struggles, she finally has a new plan to get the family she’s always wanted!
Khloe Kardashian, 29, has been hoping to get pregnant since she wed hubby Lamar Odom, 33, in September of 2009, but sadly nothing has worked for the happy couple. Khloe is determined to be a mom, and her determination has turned into a completely new plan for getting pregnant!
Khloe Kardashian’s Plan For Pregnancy
While the road to getting pregnant has been an emotionally and physically draining roller coaster for Khloe, the auntie of three has yet to give up on having a baby of her own. She has a new strategy, which involves ditching fertility medications and getting into great shape to conceive, working out almost every day. She is feeling more optimistic than ever!
“People say you can get pregnant when you’re not even thinking about it and when you’re healthy and in a good place,” a friend of Khloe told Life & Style magazine, “so she’s taking that advice and just going for it.”
Khloe is not only getting healthier by exercising, but she is also transitioning her eating habits to organic foods, following the advice of her older sister, Kourtney Kardashian. Her healthier efforts are already paying off — she has already dropped 30 pounds!
“She is hoping that without the extra weight or fertility meds, she can finally get pregnant naturally,” the friend said.
Khloe Kardashian’s Lower-Stress Approach May Work
A healthier diet and regular exercising plan will help put Khloe in a better state of mind, which LA-area fertility physician Gayane Ambartsumyan told Life & Style may also increase her chances for pregnancy as she hopes. Dr. Ambartsumyan said:
Khloe is young, so this approach may work for her. I encourage all my patients to get their bodies and minds into the best shape to have a better chance of success.
Prior to her decision to stop the fertility treatment part of her pregnancy attempt, Khloe was dealing with hormone shots to stabilize her hormones she thought might be “off.” This involved doing to the doctor quite often to not only give the shots, but for ultrasounds and testing as well.
But now that Khloe also won’t be undergoing any kind of fertility treatments, her time away from treatment routines is likely to result in lower stress levels and, hopefully for Khloe, the results she has been waiting for.
Do YOU hope Khloe gets to finally have a baby of her own, HollyMoms?
WATCH: Kourtney Kardashian Offers To Be Khloe Kardashian’s Surrogate
Kim and Kanye absolutely love parenthood! Despite a report that Kim was going stir crazy home alone with baby North, a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that neither of the new parents want to be away from their little girl!
Not only is new mom Kim Kardashian adjusting well to mommyhood — she absolutely loves it! Kim, 32, and Kanye West, 36, may be new to the parenting scene, but they are naturals and enjoying every second with their little girl, North West. HollywoodLife.com learned EXCLUSIVELY just how the new parents are handling spending all of their time at home!
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Love New Parenthood
Kim has been spending all of her time holed up with baby North West since her June 15 birth, and settling into her role as a new mom. HollywoodLife.com learned EXCLUSIVELY about Kimye’s new hands-on parenting deal — one parent must be home with Nori for the first six months to a year. Kanye made an appearance atJamie Foxx‘s BET Awards after party on June 30, but Kim has yet to be seen!
But no worries — according to a source, the parents couldn’t be happier being at home with their baby girl. The insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY:
Yeah, she is but Kanye couldn’t be happier he is a new dad. All he talks about is his girl. Were all at Jamie’s function last night and people were just hugging him, congratulating him on the baby and being a family. Kanye got a lot of love at the party, everyone in there was happy to see him. But his mind was at home, he was texting Kim the whole night, making sure she and the baby were good.
Despite an earlier report that Kim is going “stir crazy,” being at home with her baby girl, we’re happy to learn that Kim is choosing to stay home with Nori. She even had to force Kanye to leave the house to have some fun!
It’s so nice to know that Kim and Kanye are enjoying there time at home with their new bundle of joy and not going stir crazy!
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Kim and Kanye are good parents?
Kristen, it must be torture for you to know that your “soul mate” Robert Pattinson is dating your former co-star/ friend, Riley Keough. But unfortunately, you have to keep your lips zipped and your heart focused on the future.
It sucks — big time! There’s just no other words for it. You can’t make your own deep feelings and yearning for Robert Pattinson go away just like that,even though he has been able to move on from you.
So you’re stuck with a broken heart, while he’s in the giddy throes of excitement and passion that come with being in the start of a hot new relationship.
Kristen — Don’t Let Rob & Riley’s Relationship Get To You
Now, reportedly you are “livid” at Rob for dating Riley, who you had been friends with and you are “devastated” that Rob has moved on from your very serious and almost five-year relationship.
You are apparently letting Rob know through friends that you feel “violated” after everything you two shared together, for all that time.
Plus, you feel betrayed by Riley, who you no doubt feel is breaking “girl code” by getting involved with the ex of a friend — namely you!
Kristen, we totally sympathize with you, and we would feel the same way.
It Will Get Easier, Kristen
But, we also want you to retain your dignity and to know that no matter how badly your heart hurts right now, you will feel better in time. You will recover from the hurt of losing Rob and having him fall in love with someone else.
In the meantime Kristen, you need to go radio silent with him. Don’t call him, don’t text him, don’t let him know anything more about your feelings or activities. Don’t let him hear a word from you or about you, aside from when he sees in the press.
You need to send the silent message that you have moved on too, and that you are just fine. In fact, you are more than fine. That’s because you will be!
Then you have to lean heavily on your family and close friends. Lean on the ones that love you and let them comfort you, take care of you and distract you in every possible way!
The only thing is that the film could have its awkward moments since Rob’s best friend, Tom Sturridge, also stars in the film, and Juliette, co-starred with Rob, playing one of his lovers in Cosmopolis. Yikes!
Well, KStew, you’ll have to put on your best acting in front of Tom!
But in the meantime Kristen, try not to replay the darker times in your romance with Rob over and over.
Yes, the world knows about the terrible mistake you made when you had your affair with Rupert Sanders, and maybe you feel that you’d still be with Rob if hadn’t happened. But you really don’t know that.
Rob may have felt the relationship had run its course even if you had never strayed for a second.
Ultimately, he simply may not have felt that you were his “soul mate” in the same way that you felt about him.
Focus On You, Kristen
In any case, Rob’s feelings are not under your control. He’s going to feel and do what he wants.
You can only control how you respond to the current situation, and you just need to know that one day, you will not feel as broken-hearted as you do today. One day, you will meet another man that you will connect with so deeply and intensely that you will completely forget about Rob.
That man will be your real true “soul mate” for life.
And guess what, you don’t know how the romance between Riley and Rob will ultimately end up.
It could fizzle out fast and could end up just making him realize how much he misses the real deal he had with you!
Who knows! But you can’t wait or hope for that to happen. No, you’re a smart, talented, loving, giving and gorgeous woman with a wonderful life ahead.
Just keep moving forward and you’ll make it happen!
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– Bonnie Fuller
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Baby’s first pair of heels! Beyonce models heels designed for her baby girl, Blue Ivy, by luxurious fashion designer Tom Ford!
Move over, Suri! Blue Ivy Carter, 17-month-old daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z, is obviously the luckiest little girl in the world! Not only does she have serious stylish parents, but she’s already starting her shoe collection. Like mother, like daughter!
Blue Ivy’s Heels:
Blue Ivy had heels designed specifically for her and her mom, Queen Bey, modeled the shoes in an adorable pic — although they seem to be a bit to small for Bey! We remember when we used to play dress up in plastic heels and jewelry, but it looks like Blue Ivy is starting with the real thing — and we can’t say we’re surprised!
The hot pink strappy heels were designed just for Blue by the very talented Tom Ford — and they are gorgeous! Made of satin, they sport a single strap across the foot — but the best feature of the heels are the velvet ties that criss-cross all the way up the leg. While we’re interested in seeing how Blue Ivy could walk in these shoes we’re also dying for our own pair!
Beyonce’s Blue Ivy Pictures:
For the longest time, Jay and Bey were very private and quiet about Blue Ivy. Recently, however, Beyonce has taken to Tumblr to post adorable pictures of her baby girl. She posted one of her leaning over Blue’s baby carriage and all you can see is baby Blue’s little tiny finger poking her nose. In another pic, you can see the corner of Blue’s face with one eye peering out from underneath a lavish, jeweled crown. While we love all the pics, this one has to be our absolute fave!
Whether or not we ever get to see Blue strut her stuff in one of her first pair of pumps, there’s no denying that Blue Ivy is definitely going to be a style star. After all, she does take after her mom!
Robert Pattinson is reportedly dating Kristen’s former co-star Riley Keough. Kristen and Riley look eerily similar, but a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that their differences come from the fact that Riley ‘lets Rob be himself,’ among other things.
Robert Pattinson: Riley Keough Vs Kristen Stewart — Why Rob Prefers Riley
“[Rob] really likes the fact that [Riley] is not absorbed by celebrity and that she really isn’t a celebrity herself. Her family members are the celebrities. Basically [Riley] can walk into stores and nobody really knows who she is — she and Rob bond over the fact that their lives together are more normal. His relationship with Kristen, however, felt like a Ben Affleck & J.Lo situation. It was too much of a show. Riley is a cool girl that lets Rob be himself,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
The new couple is reportedly planning to spend July 4 together, before Rob starts filming Map to the Stars, in Toronto on July 8. Riley's next film Mad Max: Road Fury recently wrapped, and will hit theaters in 2014.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Who should Rob be with?