Another week, another round of quarter-finalists competing for only four spots in the ‘America’s Got Talent’ semi-finals. Did your favorites get another week, or did they get cut?
America’s Got Talent continued to make headway toward the semi-finals with another round of cuts on the Aug. 14 episode. There were some no-brainers and some shockers, but we wouldn’t expect anything less from this hit show. The Backstreet Boys also stopped by to give a heart-stopping performance of their new single “In A World Like This,” as well as the epic throwback “I Want It That Way.”
‘America’s Got Talent’: Aug. 14 Results
The first group up for elimination included daredevil David Ferman, kid rockers The Robotix, the dance group SensEtion, and Tummy Talk. While we loved David’s death-defying act, it wasn’t enough to put him through to the next round. But David shouldn’t feel too bad; no one else from his group made it through, either. Group hug!
Next up was 3Penny Chorus and Orchestra and singer Cami Bradley. This was the absolute no-brainer of the night, as Cami flew past 3Penny and took her rightful place in the semi-finals.
The family unicyclists Champions Forever, country crooner Jimmy Rose, and ice-skating group Aerial Ice made up the third group. We loved Jimmy and Aerial Ice’s performances last night, so this one was tough — and America decided to back the war vet, keeping Jimmy around.
OK, this is where things got intense: The final group consisted of the amazing acrobat Timber Brown, southern singing cutie Chloe Channell, and comedian Taylor Williamson. They were all so good in their performances, but with only two spots left, who would be cut?
Timber was quickly sent through to the semi-finals, leaving only Chloe and Taylor. Back to the judges… Heidi Klum chose Chloe, while Howie Mandel went with Taylor. A tie. This solved nothing. Next to vote was Howard Stern, who went with Taylor. And the final vote was Mel B‘s – and she chose Chloe!
The all-tied-up decision was then sent back to the votes, and America chose…Taylor Williamson!
HollywoodLifers, what did YOU think of tonight’s results? Which elimination shocked you most? Let us know!
WATCH: Backstreet Boys Perform On ‘America’s Got Talent’
Robert Pattinson Still Loves Kristen Stewart — Always Has, Always Will
No one ever forgets their first love, and R-Patz is no exception. Despite their troubled past, Rob has forgiven his ex-girlfriend and Twilight co-star for cheating on him, and he knows he will always remember the good times they shared.
“Rob loves Kristen and always will,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
And now that Rob has had some time to heal, he is remembering all the things he loved about Kristen.
“The thing that Rob loved and admired so much about Kristen is her ability to be absolutely herself and not care what others think. She is fearless, and this is what has always captivated Rob,” the source says. “She always encouraged him to be fearless. To follow his own path. To believe in himself. To take risks. To do something every day that scared him. For quite sometime, Rob blamed himself for the demise of their relationship. But what he has learned is priceless and he is grateful for this. He has no regrets. And yes, he has forgiven Kristen, but more importantly, he has forgiven himself.”
It’s so sad that Rob and Kristen weren’t able to work things out, because Kristen seems to have brought out the best in Rob. Nevertheless, they have obviously had a deep impact on each other’s lives that won’t soon fade. Well, you know what they say — it’s better to have loved and lost!
Kristen Stewart Cheating: Reason Behind The Affair
Rob may have admired Kristen’s courage, but apparently he believes it was fear that drove her to cheat on him.
“Rob is well aware of why Kristen cheated on him,” a friend of Rob’s told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He understands that it wasn’t because of a lack of love. It was more so a fear of intimacy on Kristen’s part. Everyone takes on different experiences from their upbringings.”
Kristen’s parents’ marriage ended when her mother, Jules, filed for divorce in August 2012 — one month after Kristen’s affair was exposed. Could the lack of intimacy in her parents’ marriage have affected Kristen? So much so that she would cheat on Rob? That seems to be one theory that Rob believes.
Now that he has some insight into Kristen’s actions, though, Rob has forgiven her.
“The toughest thing for Rob was the betrayal, and losing his best friend,” says the source.
Luckily, there is hope on the horizon.
“[Rob] will trust again. But right now, a relationship isn’t what he’s looking for,” our source says.
That certainly explains why Rob ended things with Kristen’s friend and former co-star, Riley Keough, whom he was linked to since his split from K-Stew in June.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you ever truly get over an ex who you loved deeply? Will Rob really always love Kristen?
The Real Slim Shady is standing up again with a new single, ’Survival,’ which will be featured in the video game ‘Call Of Duty: Ghosts,’ and on the rapper’s next album.
If you’re an Eminemfan, there are plenty of ways to listen to his newest track, “Survival,” which appeared in full on his website on August 14, and in a new trailer for the upcoming video game “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” released on the same day. Take a listen to the song below and let us know what you think!
Eminem ‘Call Of Duty: Ghosts’ Song — He Releases ‘Survival’
The “Not Afraid” rapper, who is set to release his highly anticipated eighth studio album later this year, already has a captive audience for his new track in “Call of Duty” gamers.
Eminem adopts his usual mad-at-the-world tone for the song, which fits in just fine with the violent military game. Em snarls in the intimidating second verse:
So you’d better trade your f***in’ mics in for some toolboxes Cause you’ll never take my pride from me It'll have to be pried from me So pull out your pliers and your screwdrivers But I want you to doubt me, I don’t want you to believe Cause this is something that I must use to succeed.
Singer/songwriter Liz Rodrigues, who collaborated with Eminem on his 2010 album, Recovery, chimes in with the hook:
This is survival of the fittest This is do or die This is the winner takes it all So take it all
Eminem’s latest epic anthem is setting the stage perfectly for his upcoming album! We can’t wait to see what else he has in store for us.
Eminem Delving Into 'Further Territories' For Next Album
After producing the hits "Not Afraid" and "Love the Way You Lie" with Rihannahis album Recovery, Eminem had a lot to live up to. While there is no official release date for the rap superstar’s upcoming album, “an announcement regarding the new album and its first single is expected soon,” according to a press release.
Eminem’s DJ, Alchemist, told MTV's RapFix Live how the rapper is going to continue setting the bar high for himself.
"That's my boss," Alchemist told the show. "I DJ for him and I'm not at liberty to speak on much, but you know his caliber and what he does. Clearly going to further territories. I think what you would expect, especially after the last go-round."
Well Eminem is definitely exploring "further territories" by releasing his new track in a video game trailer!
What do you think of Eminem's new song, “Survival”? Let us know!
WATCH: Eminem Releases New Song ‘Survival’ In ‘Call Of Duty: Ghosts’ Trailer
Less than a year before the former star of The Bachelor and Bachelor Pad passed away on August 14 aftertrying to hang herself, she tweeted about a young bullying victim who also took her own life in the same tragic way.
After Gia Allemand‘s untimely death, her friends and family were quick to speak of her great kindness and compassion. Gia’s caring nature is also revealed through her Twitter, where she tweeted about her sorrow over the suicide of teenage bullying victim, Amanda Todd. Read on for more details.
Gia Allemand Bullied Before Suicide? — ‘Bachelor’ Star Tweeted About Bullying Before Death
Gia, 29, was distraught after the death of Amanda, a 15-year-old Canadian schoolgirl who committed suicide by hanging herself after she was blackmailed, bullied and physically assaulted.
On October 13, 2012, Gia tweeted, “BULLYS YOU SUCK RT @LuisAmazin: R.I.P Amanda she committed suicide because of bullying :’( This is her story…”
A couple days before, Gia retweeted a post from @SnarkySteff that said, “Words hurt. Pain lasts. And suicide is forever. Don’t bully. Please RT. #RIPAmandaTodd.”
In 2011, Gia confessed on Twitter that she was also a victim of bullying, so she could probably relate to Amanda’s struggles.
“As a victim of being bullied most of my life, I’m gonna say that people who can say mean things to other people and put them down are just insecure and depressed with their own life!” she tweeted.
Gia was obviously devastated by the story of Amanda’s suicide, so it’s surprising that, less than a year later, she would take her life in the same way.
Gia Allemand's Last Words On Twitter Revealed
Gia, who rose to fame on season 14 of The Bachelor, posted a Bible verse from Proverbs 21:3 to her Twitter just one day before she tried to hang herself at her home in New Orleans.
Gia tweeted, "Doing what is right and fair pleases The Lord more than an offering."
It's unclear what Gia meant by this tweet, but we're sure it has something to do with her state of mind at the time.
It’s all so terribly tragic. Our thoughts go out to Gia’s friends and family during this difficult time.
So sad. After the former star of The Bachelor and Bachelor Pad died on August 14, her boyfriend, Ryan, released a heartbreaking statement grieving her loss. Read on to see what he had to say.
Gia Allemand‘s boyfriend, New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson, was devastated when she passed away after committing suicide. Ryan, who found Gia unconscious and hanging in her home, rushed her to the hospital and stayed by her side until she died. Although Ryan must have been traumatized by this tragedy, he is coming forward right away to say how much he loved Gia in a touching personal statement.
Ryan Anderson On Gia Allemand’s Death — Her Boyfriend Releases Emotional Statement
“I’m deeply grateful for all the love and support we have received from family, friends and fans,” he said in a statement. “Gia was the most beautiful person I knew inside and out and she always smiled and made everyone else around her smile. She had such an amazing impact on my life and anyone that knew her was blessed. All I have left is to cherish those memories we made together and help perpetuate the many values, faith and love that we shared.”
Ryan is so strong! We can’t imagine how he must be feeling right now, but it’s nice to know that he will never forget Gia.
Her best friend had previously tweeted that she in the hospital in critical condition, but at the time, no one knew why.
“@GiaAllemand is on life support w little pulse and barely breathing ..cause unknown ..next 48 hours critical please pray for Gia everyone,” tweeted beauty expert Melinda Farina. ”I’m so sad about my best friend right now…how could this have happened to such an incredible person..she needs to come out of it!”
“Everyone I will keep you posted if I hear anything further right now it’s not good-we all need to stay positive though she’s tiny but strong,” she added.
It’s so tragic that Gia succumbed to her injuries. Our thoughts go out to her friends and family during this difficult time.
Kim, a new report reveals that you don’t want to step out of the house until you’ve lost 60 pounds! Don’t let the fear of know-nothing internet loonies keep you from stepping out in public.
Kim Kardashian, we understand that it must have been so upsetting to face criticism from some online nasties when you gained weight while pregnant.
Kim Kardashian — Don’t Be Ashamed!
“She’s extremely self conscious about her current body” a friend told USWeekly. And honestly, who wouldn’t be when you’ve been the butt of cruel internet jokes about your weight, like being famously compared to the famous whale, Shamu.
But on the other hand Kim, you can’t let anonymous losers rule or run your life. You’re too good and smart for that. You need to start listening only to the people who love you and think you look beautiful- like Kanye and ignore the haters.
Yes, you gained almost 50 to 60 lbs while you were carrying little baby North West but that’s a totally normal occurrence. Lots of women gain that amount of weight while they’re pregnant — yes, even celebrities!
Unfortunately, because you’re just 5’2″ — a very petite person, the weight that you added was just much more obvious than if you were a 5’10 Kate Middleton. Plus, your bump looked bigger in proportion to your body than it would if you were a taller woman.
But it’s easy to understand how you could be upset by anonymous internet commenters who dissed you for doing what comes naturally to every woman — gaining pregnancy pounds!
Every pregnant woman is sensitive about her weight and appearance. But not every person is in the public eye like you are, nor are they a style icon and famous for their bikini body. That means it’s again only natural for you to be ultra sensitive about comments about your body.
Your body after all, has helped make your livelihood. Before your pregnancy, it seemed like there was hardly a week that went by when you didn’t reveal some stunning bikini photos.
But Kim, you should really reconsider making yourself a total shut-in. You’ve reportedly already shed 30 lbs — that’s a lot! And with the healthy diet and exercise program that you’re sensibly following, you will gradually peel off the weight you want to kiss goodbye.
Nevertheless, your weight loss plan shouldn’t keep you from enjoying your life. Every new mom needs to get out of the house, especially after a couple of months. In fact, most new moms would have gone stir crazy already, no matter how in love with motherhood they are.
Luckily, you’re relaxing in a big, beautiful house with a loving boyfriend – Kanye West – and lots of help! No doubt you also have a gorgeous pool and garden to hang in!
But I hate to think that weight-haters, who you don’t even know, have trapped you away from the world.
Get Out There & Hang Out With Your Family
So Kim, if you feel like going out to meet your sisters, your mom or a friend for lunch or dinner — do it!
You can go somewhere discrete and you can even cover up if you’re self conscious! But don’t force yourself into hiding out.
While it sometimes seems like divorce happens every 20 seconds in Hollywood, Khloe and Lamar are the exception to that rule, and they are definitely NOT headed for splitsville, HollywoodLife.com has learned EXCLUSIVELY. Read on for all the details!
In the midst of allegations that Lamar Odomhas been cheating on his wife,Khloe Kardashian, a source close to the couple reveals that not only are they NOT getting a divorce — they have never even thought about it! “They’re in it for long run,” the source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Are Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom Getting Divorced After Affair Rumors?
Several women, including lawyer Polina Polonsky, have recently claimed that they’ve had affairs with Lamar, but thankfully Khloe is ignoring the vicious rumors. She knows that Lamar loves her unconditionally and would never disrespect her like that.
“When they took their vows, they meant it,” a source close to Khloe, 29, and Lamar, 33, tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “They’re in it for the long run and they stand by each other till the end.”
“They’re so much in love and everything is fine with them,” the source adds. “Lamar hasn’t done anything wrong in his marriage and neither has Khloe so I don’t know or understand why they would be getting a divorce!”
We’re so glad to hear our favorite Kardashian couple is still going strong! Khloe and Lamar are clearly made for each other, and we hope these nasty rumors stop soon!
Lamar Odom: Not Cheating On Khloe Kardashian, Despite Rumors
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Lamar has been battling cheating rumors for several weeks now. Despite a new claim the NBA star is fooling around on the road, Lamar would never consider betraying the love of his life, a source close to the one-time Sixth Man of the Year told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
“Lamar isn't cheating," the source said. "He doesn't have time to do that. I don't doubt for a second that girls are after him, throwing themselves at him. But come on now, it's Lamar. Everybody knows who he is and he wouldn't put himself out there like that. Khloe is the love of his life and he wouldn't do that to her. She gives him everything he wants and needs.”
Now it’s your turn to sound off, HollywoodLifers. How solid of a couple do you think Khloe and Lamar are?
This is the most heartbreaking story. Two young Philadelphia teachers have died after a terrible car accident. The newlywed couple was pregnant with their first child, and the dying husband pleaded with paramedics to save his wife over him when they arrived on the scene. Unfortunately it was too late for both of them.
Jamie Soukup Reid, 25, and her husband Will Reid, 26, have died following a tragic car crash in Asheville, North Carolina. Jamie was pregnant with the couple’s first child. Perhaps the most heart-wrenching detail of the story is that the first sonogram pics of their baby were recovered in the mom-to-be’s purse after the accident.
Newlyweds Killed In Car Accident — Husband Begged EMTs To Save Pregnant Wife
Jamie and Will were passengers of a hired limousine in North Carolina when the driver lost control of the car and crashed it into a tree.
Pregnant Jamie died immediately in the crash, but her husband did not know and pleaded with paramedics responding to the scene to save her first. Will died from his injuries later at the hospital.
Jamie’s father, RonSoukop, told the Philadelphia Inquirer:
We lost our two kids and our first grandchild. She had the ultrasound pictures in her purse.
The couple married in May and were in North Carolina to attend a friend’s wedding.
The car’s driver, Rodney Koon, remains in the hospital following the crash. He potentially faces charges for the crash, pending investigation into the cause of the deadly crash. According to search warrant applications filed on August 13, police investigators said that the driver’s “actions directly contributed to the collision,” the Asheville Citizen-Times reported.
Newlyweds’ Families Mourn Loss Of Beautiful Young Couple
Will’s father, James Reid, told the Philadelphia Inquirer that the young couple were a perfect match for one another:
He was very talkative and had a dry wit. He was very funny. She was just beautiful and nice and happy. She was very caring. They were very much caring for each other.
Just seeing a picture of Jamie and Will shows how close and happy they were.
Our thoughts are with the couple’s family at this tragic time.
Gia, who died after a suicide attempt on Aug. 14, posted a Bible verse to her Twitter just one day before she tried to hang herself at her home in New Orleans.
Was Gia Allemand trying to tell her family and friends something with her spiritual tweet on Aug. 11? We told you that Gia attempted suicide on Aug. 12, and her family released a statement giving a bit more insight into what happened.
Gia Allemand’s Spiritual Last Words On Twitter Revealed
Gia posted this verse from Proverbs 21:3: “Doing what is right and fair pleases The Lord more than an offering.” It’s unclear what was meant by this tweet, but we’re sure it has something to do with her state of mind at the time.
Gia, who rose to fame on season 14 of The Bachelor, was admitted to University Hospital in New Orleans on Aug. 12 and at the time no one knew why she was in critical condition. But TMZ is reporting that Gia tried to hang herself and her boyfriend, NBA star Ryan Anderson, is the one who found her.
Gia Family Releases A Statement About Attempted Suicide
Below is the statement that Gia’s family released after she died:
While in her residency in New Orleans on Monday night, Ms. Allemand was found by her boyfriend, NBA Basketball Player Ryan Anderson, following an apparent suicide attempt.
Mr. Anderson contacted 911 and emergency medical crews were immediately dispatched to the scene. Tuesday, Ms. Allemand remained in the hospital unconscious in critical condition and on life support.
Due to a critical loss of brain and organ function, life support was withdrawn today. Ms. Allemand passed away peacefully with her mother, boyfriend, and other life-long friends by her side. As a practicing Christian, Gia did receive the sacrament of last rites.
Loved ones and fans will remember Gia Allemand as a caring woman who loved her family and was well-known for her compassion towards animals and mission to rescue homeless pets.
Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming in another official statement once available. On behalf of the family, we sincerely ask for privacy at this time.
Gia and her boyfriend reportedly had a very rocky relationship.
Celebs & Friends React To ‘Bachelor’ Star’s Death
Jake Pavelka, who was the star of the show when Gia was on it, took to Twitter and wrote: “Please pray for @GiaAllemand… A dear friend and one of the sweetest women I know… #powerofprayer,” tweeted Jake.
Vienna Girardi tweeted: “Please keep @GiaAllemand in your prayers. I do not know details but she is in the icu. Stay strong and I love you. xo.
Ali Fedotowsky wrote: “Please keep @GiaAllemand in your thoughts today. She’s in critical condition. That’s all I know. Love you Gia.”