Loving Lily Allen’s new song (statement)

Lily Allen has been called ‘mouthy’ and she’s not shy or scared to tell people what she thinks about them or in this case about the entertainment industry. Her latest song (which I love) is called Hard Out Here (watch above). In the video you’ll see Lily singing about the pressures of being perfect and fake in this industry in order to sell more and get your name, your brand out there. It also deals with the objectification of women in the industry.  The mother of two recently opened up to Esquire Magazine about this fact saying,

“I feel like when I was growing up and dreaming of being a pop star, it was the days of Britpop when things felt authentic and anarchic, and people were taking drugs and having a lot of fun and having sex with each other and it wasn’t fake, it was real. So excuse me if I found it a bit disappointing when I arrived and it was a bunch of sterile f**king botoxed idiots that stank of desperation.”

I really need to get myself a copy of the full article because I’m sure she’s got a lot more to say about this. You’ll also remember that Lily decided to ‘retire’ from music some three years ago, but what better way to come out of retirement than to release a song and a statement like this. It also kind of reminds me of this video from Pink.

Sidebar, did anyone see Lily in Cape Town recently?

2014 Golden Globes nominees list

The nominations for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. Contrary to the SAG nominations yesterday, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom has scored a couple of Golden Globe nods. I’m shocked that Naomi Harris hasn’t been nominated for her role in the movie. She was outstanding, convincing and I’m quite disappointed actually. At least Idris Elba has been nominated for his role in the film 😉 Big up to Lupita Nyong’o, who has once again been nominated for her role in 12 Years A Slave.

On the TV front, firm favourites Big Bang Theory, Modern Family are up for awards in the comedy section. Best Performance by an Actress in TV Drama nominees include: Julianna Margulies, Tatiana Maslany, Taylor Schilling, Kerry Washington, & Robin Wright. No Claire Danes this time around… It’s Kerry’s time I feel, but Julianna is always praised for her role in The Good Wife and we can’t rule out Robin Wright for House of Cards. See the rest of the nominees below:

Best Motion Picture – Drama
“12 Years A Slave”
“Captain Phillips”
“Gravity”
“Philomena”
“Rush”

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
“American Hustle”
“Her”
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“Nebraska”
“The Wolf Of Wall Street”

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years A Slave”
Idris Elba, “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom”
Tom Hanks, “Captain Phillips”
Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Robert Redford, “All Is Lost”

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2013 Golden Globes winners

Here is a full list of this year’s Golden Globes winners. Homeland, Django Unchained, Game Change all scored big at the awards.

Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama:

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

 

Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie:

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

 

TV Movie or Miniseries:

Game Change

 

Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie:

Julianne Moore, Game Change

 

Actor in a TV Series, Drama:

Damian Lewis, Homeland

 

TV Series, Drama: Homeland

Original Score, Motion Picture:

Mychael Danna, Life of Pi

Original Song, Motion Picture:

“Skyfall,” Skyfall, Adele & Paul Epworth

Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie:

Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys

 

Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy:

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie:

Ed Harris, Game Change

Supporting Actress, Motion Picture:

Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture:

Quentin Taratino, Django Unchained

 

Best Actor, TV Series Comedy:

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

 

Best Foreign-Language Film:

Amour (Austria)

 

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama:

Claire Danes, Homeland

Animated Feature Film:

Brave

 

Actress in a TV Series, Comedy:

Lena Dunham, Girls

 

Cecil B. DeMille Award:

Jodie Foster

 

Director, Motion Picture: Ben Affleck, Argo

TV Series, Comedy or Musical:

Girls

Actor, Comedy or Musical:

Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables

Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical:

Les Misérables

Actress in Motion Picture, Drama:

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Actor in Motion Picture, Drama:

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

 

Motion Picture, Drama:

Argo