The second round of semi-finals on ‘America’s Got Talent’ Sept. 3 brought the best performances of the season! Only six move on to the next round. How will we choose?!
We thought we had seen the best performances of America’s Got Talent in weeks past. Boy, were we wrong. The Sept. 3 semi-finals totally wowed us with incredible performances from acrobats, singers, and dancers. This week is going to be the toughest elimination yet. Check out HollywoodLife.com’s top 5 performances from the second and final wave of semi-finalists!
After being unable to compete due to injury in last week’s first round of semi-finals, the Kristef Brothers are back and better than ever. Their performance was a test of strength yet wildly entertaining. Seriously, these guys could be full-time comedians. They swallowed swords and took us on a thrilling ride of death-defying strength. The judges were glad to see the Brothers back on stage and Mel B said they were “sorely missed.” Howie Mandel called them “amazing” and Howard Stern can’t get enough of this act. Neither can we, Howard.
D’Angelo & Amanda had a lot to prove after his sister Ruby was eliminated just a few weeks ago. Did the right sibling stay? YES! D’Angelo and his partner kicked off the night in the best way possible. They were sharp and all kinds of fierce to Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal.” Howard and Howie fought over whether they stepped it up and we agree with Howard, they most certainly did! When they moved and started dancing in the water and still managed to have great technique, that’s when they really wowed us.
At just 11 years old, Anna Christine is a serious singing powerhouse in this competition. She wanted to show the judges that she can handle the pressure and boy did she show them. Her rendition of Jon Bon Jovi’s “Wild Horses” was terrific, goose bump-inducing and just plain flawless. Heidi Klum called her a “superstar” and rightfully so. Mel B thought it was “bloody fantastic” and that the other singers should be “scurred.” Howard even said he would call up Bon Jovi to sing a duet with her in the finals. Talk about awesome! We think Anna Christine could hold her own with Bon Jovi.
The award for the most creative guy on the planet goes to Kenichi Ebina! This guy thinks of it all. His performance is nothing short of visually stunning. The lengths he goes to with his precision in his act is just spectacular. Between his dancing and interacting with is virtual self, he is just plain amazing. He somehow tops his performances each and every week. Howie is Kenichi’s number one fan and even said he was “the biggest talent in the world.” That’s one bold statement, Howie. Heidi said he was a “genius” and Mel B already wants to see this show in Las Vegas.
The Chicago Boyz are without a doubt the most entertaining act on America’s Got Talent. They’ve persevered against injury and managed to come back and steal the show. Again. In a fun and crazy routine to Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” the boys do what they do best: wow us. They managed to have a three person shoulder sit and have another teammate tumble OVER them. WHOA. Our jaws are still on the floor after this performance. They continue to up their game and defy all odds. Howard told the Boyz they were “phenomenal athletes” and that “we’re lucky to have them on America’s Got Talent.” We don’t know what this season would be like without them!
So HollywoodLifers, which act was your favorite of the night? Who do you think will move on to the top 12? Let us know!
For Queen Bey, every year just gets better and better. On Sept. 4, Beyonce turned 32 and to celebrate, we’re looking back at the top five moments of her year!
Happy Birthday, Beyonce! It has been such a successful year for the 32-year-old artist, wife and adoring mother!
Happy Birthday Beyonce: Top 5 Moments Of Her Year
Beyonce’s extremely hot Super Bowl performance wasn’t the only show-stopping thing she did this year — actually, it was one of many! Here’s five (of many) great accomplishments from Beyonce’s year at 31.
4. We know Beyonce’s hair is not something to take lightly — no matter what look she tries, she always pulls it off. She went blonde for her world tour promos in February, then chopped off her locks for a pixie cut in August!
5. The thing we loved the most about Beyonce’s year was her emotional HBO documentary, Life is but a Dream where she gave the world an inside look of her life as a performer, a wife, and a new mother — and we peeked at her beautiful daughter Blue Ivy. It came on the heels of an interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter where she revealed that after the Mrs. Carter tour was up, she and Jay would begin trying for baby number two.
Over all, Beyonce had quite the successful year. Here’s to another great year, Bey!
It’s been a tough few months for Kristen after her split from Rob, but things are finally starting to look up for her! HollywoodLife.com has all the EXCLUSIVE details on why the ‘Twilight’ beauty has been so happy while filming her new movie Berlin.
Kristen Stewart In Berlin — Getting Post-Breakup Support From Friends
Kristen, 23, has been taking her breakup with Rob, 27, really hard, and it definitely wasn’t easy being in the same city with him — especially after he moved to Beverly Hills to get away from her. But Kristen one-upped him by going to Berlin and she’s finally starting to feel like herself again!
“Kristen is the happiest she’s been in a long time,” her friend tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She feels a sense of freedom being in Berlin and is having a really fun time on the set and just exploring the city and the countryside.”
Kristen is currently filming her new movie Sils Maria in Berlin, and it seems to be doing her some good. The usually glum-looking actress was all smiles when she was spotted hanging out with her friends on Aug. 29.
“She is with a couple of her good friends from back home. They are like her extended family and have been supporting her nonstop,” her friend reveals. “Her friends always remind her to not take life or herself too seriously. They do a good job of bringing out her silly, goofy side.”
It’s so great that Kristen has friends to lean on as she tries to get over Rob. And it’s even better to see her smiling again!
Is Kristen Stewart Missing Robert Pattinson?
Kristen may be having fun, but she still feels sad about Rob from time to time.
“Of course, Kristen still misses Rob, but being far away from him has actually helped her — she’s really happy and enjoying herself for the first time in a very long time,” says the friend.
“Kristen is not upset or jealous over Rob’s intimate Dior ad. She knows it’s all work,” the friend reveals. “But it’s not like she’s going to spend lots of time looking at the photos or footage. Her friends want to make sure her mind is on fun and not in Rob.”
It sounds like Kristen has finally found a way to take her mind of Rob, and that’s definitely a good thing!
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Are you glad Kristen seems to be in such a good place in her life? Would YOU try to move on from Rob if you were her? Let us know!
Everyone goes to Amsterdam to behave badly — even good girl Selena, who sneaked kisses from not one but two cute guys while she was there! Read on for more details!
Selena Gomezstopped in Amsterdam, Netherlands on Sept. 3 as part of her Stars Dance Tour and she seemed to be having a great time there, as she was completely surrounded by hot guys!
Selena Gomez Kissing Boys In Amsterdam — Pucker Up!
Selena, 21, performed at the Heineken Music Hall on Sept. 3, and she stopped to take pictures with fans outside the venue. In the most notable pic Selena uploaded to Instagram, she is lost in a sea of gorgeous well-dressed young men — two of whom are planting a big kiss on each of her cheeks! Selena, looking very hipster chic in thick rimmed black glasses, appears to be loving the attention! She is shown closing her eyes and making a kissy face of her own as she poses for the camera.
What a lucky girl!
Selena posted the photo with the caption, “And remember, nerds need love too #amsterdamluv#goolucck” Selena may think she looks like a nerd in her glasses, but we think she looks beautiful as always — and it looks like we’re not the only ones!
"A relationship between her and Austin is not happening," the source said. "They see each other at different events quite often but in no way have a relationship brewing. As much as they would make a cute couple, its currently not happening. She is focused on her career and hung up on Justin and the aftermath of there strained relationship."
It sounds like Selena isn’t looking for anything too serious at the moment, so hanging out with her cute male fans is probably just the love fix she needs right now!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Does Selena look like a nerd in her glasses? Do YOU think the guys in her pic are cute?
Justin Bieber going shirtless is a daily occurrence, but Justin Bieber with a beard — now that is news! Is he trying to look more manly and mature for his ex Selena?
Justin Bieber took to his Instagram account to show off a very surprising new look — he is slowly growing a goatee! But what are his real intentions for the new look? Read on for all the details.
Justin Bieber’s Facial Hair — Growing A Goatee For Selena Gomez?
We all know SelenaGomez, 21, deserves a real man in her life — not a boy. Justin, 19, could be trying to show his ex that he is becoming more mature — and therefore more worthy of her love and time — by posting this new facial hair pic to Instagram.
Justin has changed his hair in the past to fantastic results, and he has also improved his body over the years by getting into spectacular shape. So maybe the goatee is just his latest display of manhood — and an effort to get back in Selena’s good graces.
Selena recently gave an interview in which she revealed her perfect guy would have to be educated, and "tall, average” (about six-feet tall to be precise) with blue eyes. Plus, Selena would like it if he spoke some French or Spanish, but she's not too fussy.
No mention of a goatee. In fact, Selena’s ideal man doesn’t resemble Justin at all! So we’re not sure if this new look will work — but we’re sure a little facial hair won’t keep Sel away!
Justin Posts Sexy Pic After Nightclub Attack
Justin was attacked in a Toronto nightclub on Aug. 31, but he didn’t let the incident phase him. On Sept. 1, he took to Instagram to post a shirtless pic of himself on an ATV, showing that he has the muscles to defend himself. Yes, Justin was shirtless again!
"TMZ this is for you :)," Justin captioned the photo. But was it really for TMZ, Justin? We have a hunch this sexy pic could have another attempt to get Selena’s attention.
Justin has been getting into a lot of trouble lately, so he could be growing a goatee to show Selena he’s tough enough to handle whatever life throws at him. We’ll see if this new look lasts and hopefully uncover the real reason for it soon enough!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Should Justin keep his new goatee? Sound off below!
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Khloe spent her Labor Day hanging out with friends at Katy’s party, but she banned her troubled husband, Lamar, from attending the function. Want to know why? Keep reading for all the EXCLUSIVE details!
Khloe Kardashian banned husband Lamar Odom from attending Katy Perry‘s Labor Day fiesta because she did not want him to be in a party atmosphere surrounded by alcohol, HollywoodLife.com is EXCLUSIVELY reporting.
Khloe Kardashian At Katy Perry’s Party — Why Lamar Odom Was BANNED
The ever-protective Khloe, 29, is looking out for Lamar, 33, now more than ever after his recent DUI arrest.
“Khloe didn’t want him in that environment,” a source close to the family tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. ”He just got in trouble for drinking and driving so being at a party where everyone’s drinking and having a good time isn’t the type of place he needs to be, and Khloe knows that.”
“That’s one of the ways she’s trying to help him out — by limiting the temptations,” the source adds. “She knows Lamar could have a few drinks and that will lead to something else so it’s best to avoid it all at once.”
Khloe, sporting a pair of cut-off jean shorts with a black T-shirt and black boots, seemed happy as she smiled and posed for pictures with friends at the party.
“You would never guess what Khloe was going through,” another source who attended the shindig told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She was definitely putting on a very brave face. For a reality star, she’s a great actress because she was smiling and laughing a lot and seemed totally fine — she was having fun.”
Poor Khloe! She has been trying to put on a brave face and cast off her worries ever since Lamar’s arrest, but she is clearly struggling, as she tweeted on Sept. 1, ”As much as I wish I were made of steel…I’m not.”
Khloe may not be made of steel, but she is definitely one strong woman. If anyone can help Lamar get through this, it’s her!
Lamar Odom Disappears On Khloe Kardashian Again
While Khloe took comfort in being around her friends on the holiday, we’re told Lamar has gone missing yet again.
“He’s alive,” the source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He’s laying low. He’s scared and nobody knows exactly where he’s staying these days. All he ever says is that he’s fine and by himself.
“He can’t drive so he can’t be too far away,” the source adds. “Just hope he’s not doing bad things and with the wrong people. He needs help and he’s scared.”
Poor Lamar! He seems to have hit rock bottom. We hope he gets the help he needs soon.
Now it’s your turn to sound off, HollywoodLifers. Do you think it was a good idea for Khloe to keep Lamar away from Katy’s shindig? Let us know!
We had a hunch the Jonas Brothers singer and the current Miss Universe were dating, and they sealed our suspicions with a kiss at the U.S. Open! Read on for more details about this hot new couple!
Nick Jonas is no stranger to dating beautiful women, and now he’s dating the most beautiful woman in the UNIVERSE: Olivia Culpo! Nick gave his new girlfriend a sweet kiss on the lips while watching the 2013 U.S. Open on the afternoon of Sept. 3. How cute!
Nick Jonas Kissing Olivia Culpo At US Open — Miss Universe & Jo Bro’s Cute Kiss
Nick, 20, and Olivia, 22, couldn’t keep their lips off each other while watching the famous tennis match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens, New York, according to Just Jared Jr. Guess young love will do that to you! The new lovebirds were out on a double date with a more established couple — Nick’s brother Joe Jonas and his girlfriend Blanda Eggenschwiler.
Nick uploaded a photo of the foursome to Instagram with the caption, ”US Open was so fun. Good people. Good tennis.”
It’s so great to see Nick dating someone who he really likes and has fun with. Nick and Olivia make such a cute couple! And apparently Olivia’s parents think so too — Nick was a huge hit when he met them at their Rhode Island home in late August. Looks like things are getting serious!
Olivia Culpo & Nick Jonas’ Romantic Dinner Date In NYC
Nick and Olivia were first spotted holding hands after dining together at Ovest Pizzoteca in New York City on August 1.
An eyewitness says the couple looked “really happy” together on their date, even though they weren’t officially dating at the time, a source close to the couple told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Sparks flew when Nick and Olivia met backstage at the 2013 Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas on June 16. Nick was a performer and co-presenter at the contest, and Olivia was there to announce the Miss USA contestant. It seemed like the stars aligned to bring these two young hotties together!
Before arriving for their date at Ovest Pizzotecha, Nick and Olivia were spotted leaving his apartment together.
“They were holding hands and there were fans standing outside,” a source told E! News.
How sweet! And It looks like Nick and Olivia are still just as smitten as ever!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you like Nick and Olivia as a couple?
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