It’s quite a week for One Direction. Not only did they take home the award for Song of the Summer at the VMAs, but their movie is hitting the big screen on August 30 – and trust me, you won’t want to miss it!
There is only One Direction you should be heading come the weekend, and that’s to movie theaters near you. Not only is it a way to see 1D in 3D, but you will be seriously touched when each of their personalities jump off the screen.
‘This Is Us’: One Direction Is Entertaining, Funny & Sweet
It’s no surprise that 1D puts on a good show in concert, but that doesn’t always result in a good documentary. In this case, however, One Direction delivered!
By showing the clips of each of the boys individually getting sent home from season seven of UK’s TheX Factor, the film stole my heart immediately — we even saw tears from the boys! However, when Simon Cowellchose to create a group out of the talented singers, he was actually creating a family.
I didn’t know the story behind One Direction, and didn’t consider myself a major Directioner, but now … I can proudly say that I am.
‘This Is Us’ Shows Who The Band Really Is
The film shows a few things that we weren’t aware of — the families the boys leave behind repeatedly to go on tour, the intimate conversations they have on the road, and my favorite part of all — the boys just being boys.
Whether it was Niall dressing up as an old man or Zayn speeding around in a golf cart backstage, the film showed that although they may be worldwide superstars, these are just five young boys who are growing up together and learning as they go. Even their management team admits in the film that the boys couldn’t be more goofy when they’re not working.
One thing I really admired was that the film shows a true sense of family within the band. Each one went back to their hometowns in between tour dates, and seemed truly honored to have gotten to where they were — visiting old jobs, nostalgic locations, and just hanging out with their families.
The proud look in each of their parents’ eyes was actually extremely touching, and a sweet touch to the film — and it explained where the boys get their sensitive side.
One Direction’s ‘This Is Us’: A Perfect Combination Of Fun & Family
However, the most impressive part of the film to me was the fact that it showed every aspect — from when they were eliminated from X Factor, to touring around the world to every venue, and becoming brothers along the way.
We got an inside look at rehearsing before hitting the stage, the perks and downfalls of a life on the road, and the boys’ feeling about the screaming girls that appear around every corner.
The movie was the perfect combination of concert footage, family lives and exclusive interviews — everything a Directioner is dying to see.
It was honest and real, revealing that these guys really are just humble 19, 20, and 21-year-olds who are just learning who they are and who they want to be.
So HollywoodLifers, will you be hitting up the theaters this weekend? Let me know!
As Lamar’s life seems to spiral out of control, HollywoodLife.com has reached out to leading Hollywood addiction specialists, who say the athlete needs professional help and rehab as soon as possible. Read on for all of the EXCLUSIVE details.
Lamar Odom’s Addiction — He Needs Professional Help For Drug Problem
Lamar was allegedly under the influence of a controlled substance when some of his old teammates tried to have an intervention for him on Aug. 26, according to a shocking new report from Radar Online. Apparently Lamar seemed receptive to his teammates’ help at first, but then he “abruptly bolted from the hotel.” If this report is true, it sounds like Lamar isn’t ready to face the reality of his addiction.
“If Lamar is still in denial about his drug problem, his life is in absolute danger,” Steven tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. ”He’s at a high risk for overdosing. He needs professional help, and he needs to get himself into a treatment center.”
An insider tells Radar that Lamar has reportedly been abusing Oxycotin, not crack cocaine, as some other reports suggest.
“If Lamar is addicted to Oxycotin, he needs professional help to detox,” Steven explains. “If he is physically addicted to Oxycotin, he cannot stop on his own, he would go into withdrawal and the pain would be too excruciating to handle on his own.”
“Oxycotin is stronger than heroin. Oxycotin is worse than crack cocaine,” Steven adds. “Now that his secret has been exposed, where is Lamar going to get his Oxycotin from? What doctor is going to continue to prescribe this to him? He’s very vulnerable at this point.”
This is so scary! It sounds like Lamar could be in real danger if he doesn’t seek treatment. We hope he comes to his senses soon.
Is Lamar Odom Addicted To Oxycotin?
As for how Lamar could have picked up this dangerous habit, Steven says, “Athletes get injured all of the time. Lamar may have been treated with Oxycotin when he was hurt and it spiraled out of control into an addiction.”
“Regardless of Lamar’s drug of choice, if he doesn’t get professional help and get into detox and rehab, he only has three things to look forward to in his life: jail, institutions, death,” Steven adds.
Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that! Between Khloe, his family and his former teammates, Lamar has such a strong support system, so hopefully they will be able to persuade him to get the help he needs.
Can Lamar Odom’s Love For Khloe Kardashian Save Him?
Despite everything they’ve been through lately, Khloe still loves Lamar and she will stand by his side until the end. But is that enough to save him?
“Lamar needs to get clean for himself, not for someone else,” Steven says. “If he is getting clean for someone else, it will never work. He is sick. No matter how much he loves Khloe, that love is not enough to get him better.”
We told you Khloe reportedly tried to get Lamar to go to rehab, but sadly, she was unsuccessful. The basketball star only stayed for three weeks, and then left.
“It’s not a question if his love for Khloe will make him stop using,” addiction expert Erin Kayem tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. ”He has already demonstrated that his love for drugs has overshadowed his love for Khloe, not to mention his career as a basketball player.”
It’s not surprising that Lamar’s life seems to be falling apart in every way. Erin believes there could be a connection between Lamar’s alleged drug use and the rumors that he has been cheating on Khloe.
“When you are under the influence, there are no filters,” she says. “The drugs numb out the filters and stunts the process of making good decisions. Right now his brain is wrapped around drugs.”
Right now, we still can’t wrap our brains around this shocking turn of events! Lamar and Khloe have always seemed so happy and in love. Was it all an act?
“Both Lamar and Khloe have been keeping a secret by making it seem like they were so happy and problem-free on their reality show,” Erin says. “But the question is, what were they like off camera?”
Erin adds that Lamar could have been using drugs with people close to him — even family members.
“This is a family secret and a family disease. We don’t know who else is involved with this as well.”
What’s The Likelihood Of Lamar Getting Clean?
Now that Lamar’s alleged secret is out in the open, he will likely be forced to confront his issues — and that could be the very thing that saves him.
“If Lamar is unwilling to go to rehab right now, the best thing that could happen to him is that he get arrested, that might wake him up,” says Steven.
“Now if Lamar IS willing to get the help he needs, it is very likely that he could get clean. In order for him to start the healing process, he first needs to get honest with himself,” Steven explains. “Everyone around him needs to get honest. No more secrets, no more enabling.”
If the reports of Lamar’s drug abuse are true, he may have already hit rock bottom — and there’s no where to go from there but up.
We hope Lamar will get the help he needs and we continue to send our thoughts and prayers to Lamar and Khloe during this difficult time. What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Will Lamar be able to get clean?
WATCH: Myla Sinanaj: Lamar Odom Tried To Cheat On Khloe Kardashian
It may be more than three months since Desiree and Chris got engaged in the shocking season finale of ‘The Bachelorette,’ but they are in love as ever, and Desiree took to Instagram to remember their special moment!
This is such a cute picture! Des and Chris’ proposal was so romantic, which was aired on the Aug. 5 finale of the show. However, these days there are no more exotic dates for the couple — instead they are taking in the sights and sounds of Seattle.
Chris Siegfried & Desiree Hartsock — Their Life In Seattle
HollywoodLife.com exclusively interviewed the cute couple, and when asked if they would all go on a double date in Seattle with Catherine and Sean, Chris and Desiree laughed and said they were open to it!
“That is a very interesting question!” said Chris. “Yeah, it would be interesting,” added Desiree. ”We all share together,” joked Chris of their love square situation, but Desiree insisted that it could happen. “We like them both and I do speak to both of them, so that would be a possibility.”
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Are Desiree and Chris the cutest couple ever?
The first official trailer for ‘Ravenswood’ is finally here! Are you more excited for the ‘Pretty Little Liars’ spin-off than ever?
ABC Family knows its loyal fans hate waiting — for anything — so in anticipation of Ravenswood‘s Oct. 22 series premiere, the network has released the first official trailer for the Pretty Little Liarsspin-off!
We got our first taste of the spin-off’s spooky setting when Spencer (Troian Bellisario) and Toby (Keegan Allen) paid the town a visit earlier this season on Pretty Little Liars, and we’ll get an even closer look when the girls travel there on the Aug. 27 summer finale! Though the whole town kind of looks like it exists in an Instagram filter — sadly, I can’t credit for that brilliant comparison — it’s still pretty terrifying.
HollywoodLife.com exclusively reported the casting of Luke Benward, who will be playing Dillon, the boyfriend of Olivia (Merritt Patterson). He’s described as a “good looking, loyal and sweet small-town American teen,” but we all know there’s more under the surface. I mean, this is a Pretty Little Liars spin-off; can anyone be that squeaky clean?
WATCH: ‘Ravenswood’ Trailer
HollywoodLifers, what are your thoughts on Ravenswood after seeing this new trailer? Drop a comment with your review(s) below!
The ‘America’s Got Talent’ judges showed off their bare faces as they did refreshing eye treatments backstage at the show. What do YOU think of the ladies’ look?
Mel B and Heidi Klum bared all! We’re used to seeing the glamorous ladies all dolled up in full hair and makeup at the AGT judge’s table — but the show’s newest judges showed off their fresh faces midway through their pre-show beauty ritual! How do YOU think they look minus their stage makeup?
Heidi Klum & Mel B Go Makeup-Free At America's Got Talent
Mel B and Heidi posed with gel eye packs stuck beneath their eyes on Aug. 26. They ditched their usual striking makeup –aside from Mel’s intricate red nail art — to go completely makeup-free for their beauty bonding time backstage.
“Eye treatment! You wont recognize us tomorrow on AGT,” Heidi captioned her bare-faced Instagram shot.
We barely recognize them right now! The ladies look so different minus their usual sparkle, but the celeb moms look great! We can’t wait to see the results of their luxurious home spa treatment on the show!
Mel B & Heidi Klum Join ‘America’s Got Talent’
The ladies joined the opinionated judges table for the show’s 8th season — and the gorgeous ladies sure added some style to the show. Clearly the ladies are sharing some valuable bonding time together when they’re not on the air and are even confident to show off their most candid moments!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you surprised how good Mel and Heidi look without makeup?
Now that Rihanna is officially single, she and Drake have been spending time together and getting ‘reacquainted’ — but both stars want to take their relationship slow for now, a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
With Chris Brownoff on a romantic getaway to Hawaii with his on-again, off-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran, it seems his love affair with Rihanna is really over — at least for the time being. Now that Rihanna is free to date whomever she pleases, sources tell us she’s been hanging out with her former fling Drake again. Will Drake and RiRi rekindle their romance? Keep reading for all the EXCLUSIVE details!
Drake & Rihanna Dating? — The Former Flames Are Getting ‘Reacquainted’
Rihanna and Drake obviously have a sexual connection, but for now they’re just taking things slow and getting to know each other again.
“They’re friends and trying to reacquaint themselves,” a source close to the “Take Care” singers tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY, adding that there’s nothing sexual going on between the pair — at least not yet.
“Rihanna isn’t thirsty for a dude. She likes chilling with Drake and now that sh** is off her plate, he’s been hollering at her and she’s been answering.”
It sounds like Rihanna is definitely interested in pursuing something with Drake. It’s great that they’re taking the time to get to know each other better before they rush into anything though — the best relationships are built on strong friendships!
Drake & Rihanna Go On Romantic Date In NYC — Are They Hooking Up?
We told you Drake, 26, and Rihanna, 25, had a romantic dinner date in New York City on Aug. 23, and Drake was the perfect gentleman. He even ended the occasion by planting a sweet kiss on Rihanna’s cheek!
When Rihanna was ready to leave the dinner table at Sons Of Essex, Drake “had one of his muscle guys scoot her chair back,” a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He stood up after she did and he told her she ‘looked beautiful as always,’ gave her a hug and kissed her on cheek!
“It was just Drake being himself and being classy,” the source says.
How sweet! Rihanna deserves only the best and it seems like Drake would treat her well.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Should Rihanna date Drake? Would you prefer her to be with Chris? Let us know!
WATCH: Rihanna Gives Drake The Stink Eye During His VMA Performance
The ‘Newsroom’ star put her fantastic figure on full display in a gorgeous dress — it was effortlessly chic! Do you agree? What did you think of the star’s ensemble?
Olivia Munn sizzled when she exited the Bowery Hotel in NYC on Aug. 27. The petite star was heading over to the Late Show With David Letterman, where she opted for a sexy yet classic dress. Her strapless frock featured a corset top and a pretty, lacy bottom.
Olivia Munn’s ‘Late Show With David Letterman’ Dress:
While the silhouette was seriously sexy, the dress hit her right below the knee. A pointy pair of nude Christian Louboutin shoes added to the ensemble. The 33-year-old actress wore her dark hair down in soft curls around her face, while a red pout added a vibrant pop of color to her get-up. The corset top of the dress highlighted her assets and she looked great. I personally really liked this look because it struck the perfect balance between sexy and chic. While it allowed her to show off her frame it also had a very ladylike vibe. The color of the ensemble also looked so pretty against the star’s complexion.
Olivia is one we love to watch on the red carpet and on this occasion she certainly didn’t disappoint. I also love how this dress is so consistent with her personal sense of style — do you agree?
Did you like Olivia’s stylish and chic dress or did you think it was way too classic for the occasion?
Miley ‘don’t give a f**k’ on her track, which leaked to the YouTubes on Aug. 27. Listen now!
Miley Cyrusis a woman of many remarkable talents — most notably the ability to twerk despite having no curves whatsoever. But is rapping the latest addition to her resumé? That’s for you to judge, as her just-leaked single “23″ consists almost entirely of Miley rhymes. And, oh yes, they’re filthy.
Miley Cyrus’ ’23′ — The Lyrics:
I'm in the club high on Perc with some shades on Tank up, mini skirt with some J's on I be in the club standing on the couch In the wolf greys like it's my house (I'm home!)
Breakin' out the bottle I got no respect Actin' like a model who just got a check I back it up Because I don't give a f— If you're lame that's a shame You can't hang with us I'm M.C. Hammer fly You can't touch (Nope!)
J's so fly I should work at Flight Club Put on my J's Dance the whole night away I'm Naughty By Nature Like I'm hip-hop hooray Hangs in the sky I wave 'em from side to side Feet on the floor I'm 'bout to turn up now.
Neil Armstrong was trending on Twitter on Aug. 27 because a tweet went out saying that he had passed away that day. Read more to find out what’s really going on.
Due to an error with ABC New’s Twitter app, Neil Armstrong started trending Aug. 27 because of a tweet that was mistakenly sent out. The tweet said “Neil Armstrong, First Man on the Moon, Is Dead.” However, legendary astronaut died on Aug. 25, 2012. Many reports online claim it was a hoax, but really, it was just a mistake.
Neil Armstrong Twitter Death Hoax — ABC News Kills Dead Astronaut In Tweet
They tweeted the link of an article about his passing to commemorate the anniversary of his death, which was originally written on the day he died, but included a more current video. The update accidentally changed the timestamp on their mobile site, so when others saw and shared the story, it looked like it was a new story that was published on Aug. 27, 2013. Whoops!
Neil Armstrong Passed On Aug. 25 2012, Putting Rumors To Rest