The final week of quarter-final eliminations brought major twists and turns before heading into next week’s semi-finals. Did your favorites land a spot in the top 20?
America’s Got Talent has finally reached its final elimination before the semi-finals. The last round of cuts included some surprises — and some not-so surprises. Train also made a pit stop at Radio City Music Hall and performed their hit “Bruises” with Ashley Monroe and season-seven runner-up Tom Cotter returned to the America’s Got Talent stage.
‘America’s Got Talent’: Aug. 21 Results
The Virginia State University Gospel Chorale, musician Dave Fenley, singer Selena Mykenzie Gordon were the first group up on the chopping block. This elimination was really between VSU and Dave after Selena’s rocky performance the night before. In a surprising twist, America went with Dave! Not that Dave isn’t fantastic, but VSU’s performance was also great.
Next up was kid group 2Unique, shadow dancers Catapult Entertainment, and Melody Caballero, who replaced Red Panda in the competition. It was no contest in this group, Catapult literally catapulted into the semi-finals after their stunning Aug. 20 performance. Howard Stern once again praised this dance group and believes their performance was one of the best on America’s Got Talent ever!
Now this is when things get nasty. Dancing duos and sibling rivals D’Angelo & Amanda and Ruby & Jonas were next. Seriously, you put the brother and sister in the same group? That’s cold, AGT. COLD. Even though D’Angelo bested his sister in performance, it was really either of theirs to take. America chose D’Angelo & Amanda and Ruby is left crying. Things might be a little awkward at home now for D’Angelo and Ruby.
The last trio elimination before the judges’ wildcard pick is acrobats Duo Resonance, comedian John Wing, and extreme engineer Sprice. The awkward but crazy-skilled Sprice is first to go and it’s down to Duo Resonance and John.
Although Heidi Klum finally understood a comedian’s jokes and really enjoyed John’s performance, she went with Duo Resonance. Have no fear John Wing fans because Mel B, Howie Mandel, and Howard all went with John!
There you have it folks — your top 20 acts on America’s Got Talent! It’s been a whirlwind five weeks and some of our favorites were sent packing but this season of America’s Got Talent is definitely the best yet!
So HollywoodLifers, what did YOU think of tonight’s eliminations? Did your favorites go home? Who are you most looking forward to in the semi-finals? Let us know!
We can understand why Rob doesn’t want his entire career to be defined by his role as Edward Cullen in ‘The Twilight Saga,’ but did he really diss fans of the movies that put him on the map? Read on to find out!
Robert Pattinson is doing everything he can to reinvent himself personally and professionally after spending the majority of the last five years starring in Twilight films and dating his co-star Kristen Stewart, 23. Rob, 27, has never been the biggest fan of Twilight — he once said Stephanie Meyer‘s novel seemed like “a book that wasn’t supposed to be published.” And after all these years, it seems Rob still doesn’t have a grasp on the Twihard culture, because he says he sometimes wonders “what these masses of people do the whole day.”
Robert Pattinson Disses ‘Twilight’ Fans — What Do They ‘Do The Whole Day’?
Rob is known for being a nice guy, but his biting comments in a recent interview with Germany’s Interview magazine may sting some of his die-hard Twilight fans.
“The real odd thing about this ‘Twilight’ target group is that they aren't really teenagers,” Rob said, according to The Huffington Post. ”Most of them are older.”
“Twilight has its own parallel world, its own fan culture that has been forming on the net since day one,” Rob said. “And in an intense way that has never existed before. Sometimes I ask myself what these masses of people do the whole day. They sit in front of their computers and comment on anything having even remotely to do with Twilight.”
Ouch! Twilight fans are certainly passionate, maybe even intense, but they have lives too, Rob! Still, we hope Twihards don’t get too bent out of shape over Rob’s comments — we’re sure he didn’t mean any real harm.
Robert Pattinson Is Focusing On His Music Career
Rob is a man of many talents, so we can understand why he wants to ditch his Twilight heartthrob persona and move on with his career. Did you know he is set to become a musician? A source close to actor — and now singer — revealed EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com that Rob is putting acting on the back burner in order to focus on music.
"Rob's number one priority right now is his career, in particular music," our source revealed. "He's heavily invested in his music career and it will only be a matter of time that he has a number one hit on his hands. He's that talented and that passionate about making this happen. Rob is a very humble, deep, thoughtful person and music is his way of expressing his authentic self."
So what inspired this change of focus? Rob is desperate to be known for more than his relationship with his former co-star Kristen and he wants to be known for something other than playing Edward Cullen.
"It's very important to him that he not be defined by the Twilight movies, or his relationship with Kristen."
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Did Rob diss his Twilight fans? Are you offended by his comments?
How does Liam love Sophia? Let us count the ways! Read on to find out why Liam is so crazy about his childhood crush turned girlfriend, Sophia!
It’s no secret thatLiam Payne is totally smitten with his new girlfriend, Sophia Smith – but have you heard all the reasons why? Liam, 19, and Sophia, 24, go way back to their school days at St. Peter’s Collegiate School in England, so they obviously have a long history and lots of shared experiences. The one thing they don’t have is drama — and Liam likes it that way!
Liam Payne’s New Girlfriend — Why He Loves Sophia Smith
After Liam,19, broke up with his on-again, off-again girlfriend of three years, Danielle Peazer, 25, in May, he was hoping his next love would be an “easy-going girl,” according to Us Weekly.
It seems like Liam really lucked out with Sophia — his friends say she is very sweet and down-to-earth.
Meanwhile, Liam’s former flame Danielle had him contemplating leaving the band just so he could spend more time with her. That simply won’t do!
It seems like Sophia is a much better fit for Liam.
Liam Payne Defends Dating Sophia Smith On Twitter
Unfortunately, not everyone is on board with Liam’s new love, and Liam was not amused when his fans dissed his relationship with Sophia on Twitter. On August 21, he posted two intense messages about the hate mail he’s received about Sophia on social media.
Liam and Sophia attended the premiere of the One Direction film This Is Us on August 20 and they looked so happy together. So it was a total surprise to read Liam’s angry tweets the next day. Still, we don’t blame him at all for defending Sophia at all — in fact, it’s very honorable of him and it shows how much he cares about her.
“Always sad to get on here to read horrible stuff about someone you care about,” he tweeted. Then he followed up that tweet with another that read: “There is that old saying tho if you ain’t got sh*t nice to say then f**k you.”
This was a strong message to send to his One Direction fans, but clearly Liam felt it was necessary.
It sounds like he really loves Sophia and he’s willing to defend their relationship to the end!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Will Liam and Sophia’s relationship be drama-free?
Chris sent a subliminal Twitter message to Rihanna while dissing Drake all in the same key stroke when he told his followers to check out Jacquees’ remix of ‘Girls Love Beyonce.’ Keep reading for all the details!
Chris Brown is getting crafty — he just dissed his nemesis Drake and sent his ex Rihanna a love message in one fell tweet! On August 21, Breezy encouraged his Twitter followers to check out up-and-coming artist Jacquees’ song “Girls Love Rihanna,” which is a remix of Drake‘s “Girls Love Beyonce.” Is Chris trying to tell Rihanna he misses her as he goes in for Drake at the same time?
Chris Brown: ‘Girls Love Rihanna’ & Drake Diss — Tweet & Delete
Girls love Rihanna — and apparently so does Chris! The X singer sent a tweet about young artist Jacquees, who is known for remixing popular artists’ songs, to his nearly 13 million Twitter followers, saying, “Check out this video on YouTube: Jacquees ‘Girls Love Rihanna.’”
While Chris, 24, deleted the tweet an hour later, he seemed to be trying to stir the pot a bit, given his history with Rihanna, 25, and his disdain for Drake.
Rihanna Would Take Chris Brown Back – With Strings Attached
We told you Rihanna’s friends revealed that she would likely get back with Chris – but with some long strings attached. In order for Rihanna to even consider a life with Chris, she’d require him to make some major changes, a source close to Rihanna says.
"He would have to do a lot of work on himself," the source says, adding that RiRi doesn't "want to be hurt and go back bulls**t."
"If she keeps going back, she will never go forward."
Maybe Chris’ tweet and delete was really a sign telling Rihanna that he wants her back and he’s willing to change!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Is Chris trying to get on Rihanna’s good side with his tweet?
The ‘Prison Break’ star revealed his sexuality to the public for the first time in an emotional letter to the director of a Russian film festival.
While many stars come out on Twitter, Wentworth Miller decided to tell the world that he’s gay in a rejection letter to the director of the St. Petersburg International Film Festival. Wentworth, 41, turned down the director’s offer to travel to Russia for the event, saying he objects to the Russian government’s treatment of gay men and women. Read on for more details.
Wentworth Miller Is Gay — Comes Out In Letter To Russia Film Fest Director
It’s so great that Wentworth took the invitation to the film festival as an opportunity to stand up for his fellow gays in Russia! He wrote in his letter:
Thank you for your kind invitation. As someone who has enjoyed visiting Russia in the past and can also claim a degree of Russian ancestry, it would make me happy to say yes. However, as a gay man, I must decline. I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government.
Wentworth goes on to say, “The situation is in no way acceptable, and I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly.”
“If circumstances improve, I’ll be free to make a different choice,” he added.
Way to stand up for what you believe in, Wentworth! We’re so proud of you.
HollywoodLifers, are YOU proud of Wentworth for coming out and defending gay men and women in Russia in the process? Let us know!
Want to snag two tickets to one of the hottest shows around during New York Fashion Week? Here’s your chance! Enter to win a trip for two to NYC, (and a glam new look!).
The Style Awards will kick off New York Fashion Week under the tents at Lincoln Center on Sept. 4 — and we have two tickets, just for you! HollywoodLife has teamed up with Juicy Couture to make these very fashionable dreams come true.
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A shocking report gives more insight into what might have led Gia to attempt to kill herself by tying a vacuum cord around her neck, while on the phone with her mom on Aug. 12.
Gia Allemand tragically attempted to take her own life, which led to her untimely death on Aug. 12. Now some new details are coming forward, that claim Gia had gotten into an argument with her NBA star boyfriend Ryan Anderson right before she tried to hang herself off her staircase. Ryan reportedly told Gia he didn’t love her anymore.
Gia Allemand — Boyfriend Allegedly Told Her He Didn’t Love Her
The explosive report claims that the former Bachelor contestant had a fight a few hours before her attempted suicide, in which TMZ claims she accused him of being unfaithful. They reportedly stopped by a local Walgreens to get her NyQuil and that’s when Ryan dropped a major bombshell, and reportedly said: “I don’t love you anymore.”
Ryan and Gia were reportedly having problems. The same day she tried to kill herself, she was seen in church taking notes.
Gia reportedly hung herself using a vacuum cleaner cord, that was tied to the middle section of her spiral staircase, and Ryan is said to have found her on the stairs. Gia’s mother was reportedly on the phone with her as she died and was pleading with her to not go through with it.
There is reportedly a suicide note and she is said to have left everything to her mom.
Gia’s Family Has ‘Beautiful Service Planned For Her Funeral
Gia’s funeral will be held on Aug. 22 Trinity Grace Church in Chelsea at 11 a.m. HollywoodLife.com spoke to the family’s rep who released this exclusive statement to us:
The family is preparing for a beautiful service and large showing of support. A number of friends and acquaintances have confirmed their travel plans and are coming to town to pay their respects. We are truly overwhelmed with the outpouring of love. We pray that love is the healer this week.
At the beginning of August, Beyonce shocked the world when she debuted a drastic pixie cut. Shortly after chopping off all her locks, she decided to rock another new look! Keep reading for more details, and let us know if you love or loathe Beyonce’s crimped bob!
Beyonce, 31, shocked the world when she went for a drastic pixie cut that had everyone talking for weeks. And just when we were getting used to her new ‘do, Beyonce switched up her look again! On August 20, she uploaded a picture on Instagram of her new bob cut with crimped waves. Do you love Beyonce’s new look or are you missing her old long locks?
Beyonce’s Bob Haircut — Do You Love Or Loathe Her Crimped Waves?
Beyonce definitely has the confidence to pull of her new look. After trading in her infamous waves for a pixie cut, Queen B revealed her drastic hairdo on August 7 — but days later she stepped out with a chic blonde bob! In the Instagram photo, Beyonce shows off her bob in a new style — crimped waves! We haven’t seen crimped hairdos in a while, but we thought the look was great. Still, we aren’t quite sure why Beyonce is going through so many hair changes!
Beyonce's new look is modern and old Hollywood at the same time, and makes such a statement. We wanted the color to be soft and sexy so I chose to highlight her hair with champagne and summer blonde tones. By strategically highlighting her whole head in very tiny sections, we achieved the perfect look.
Rita made all the right choices — Bey’s hair is perfect! We’re so glad she is making some changes and loving it!
So many people are divided over Beyonce’s new ‘dos, but we love them all! HollywoodLifers, what do YOU think of Beyonce’s crimped ‘do? Let us know by voting below!
WATCH: Beyonce Shocking Short Pixie Haircut Debuts On Instagram
A school bus carrying 30 6th grade girls to a camp outing in Kansas overturned on the highway. Several students were reported injured and emergency responders immediately began working to rescue one student who became trapped underneath the bus during the accident.
A school bus full of sixth grade girls, teachers, and supervising adults overturned in Bonner Springs, Wyandotte County, Kansas on Aug. 21. Following the accident, at least 10 students were taken to nearby hospitals, and the school was reporting other minor injuries.
School Bus Crash In Kansas — Bus Carrying Girls On Camping Trip Overturns
A terrible accident near Highway 32 in Wyandotte County, Kansas was reported at around 1 p.m. local time on Aug. 21. A school bus overturned and veered off the highway while carrying multiple 6th graders on board.
First reports from the scene revealed that several children on board were injured, and emergency responders were working to help them. Rescue crews worked to save a student who was trapped under the overturned bus. At least 10 students sustained injuries categorized between critical and serious injuries and were rushed to local hospitals. The school is also reporting non-critical injuries. Police explain that most of the students were able to exit the bus on their own, but witnesses on the scene stopped to assist them, reports local news KSHB.
Police are still investigating the cause of the accident.
School Bus Headed To Kansas Camp
The bus was from the Pembroke Hills School District in Kansas City, Missouri, reports KSHB. The sixth grade girls were on their way to a two-day camping trip at Tall Oaks Campground in Kansas. Two buses were on their way to the camp.
The town of Bonner Springs is in Wyandotte County, Kansas, about 18 miles west of Kansas City, Missouri. The campground is about nine miles away from where they crashed.
Students without injuries were taken to Bonner Springs High School, reports KSHB.
WATCH: KSHB – School Bus Overturns In Bonner Springs, Kansas