Lady Gaga Dedicates Performance at Coachella to Friend Battling Cancer

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This weekend at Coachella, Lady Gaga paused her performance prior to siging “The Edge of Glory” to make a request: “My friend Sonja is very sick and I love her so much and if it’s OK with you, I’d like to sing this song for her.”

Her friend and former assistant, Sonja Durham, is battling stage 4 cancer in her lungs and brain. In an interview with Radio.com, Gaga talked about how Durham was the inspiration for her Joanne bonus track “Grigio Girls”:

 

In Gaga’s Coachella set, she paused while singing “The Edge of Glory” to say, “I’m sorry you don’t feel well. We all wish you were here with us.” Take a look at the incredibly powerful performance below:

 

Here’s a photo of Gaga and Durham together:

Last month, Durham was thrown her dream wedding by her famous friend – as she described it in a blog post, she’s pals with an “Angel that tells you she is going to throw you your dream wedding and there are no arguments.”

Anne Hathaway Accidentally Terrorizes an Asian Metropolis in ‘Colossal’ Clip

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Anne Hathaway has played many roles we love. From princesses to assistant editors to comic book vixens, she knows how to play the classic Hollywood leading lady. But her newest role comes with a bizarre twist.

In Colossal, Hathaway plays a woman who finds herself single and homeless after being dumped and kicked out of her boyfriend’s apartment. Moving back to her hometown as a last resort, she gets a job at the local bar and spends every night drinking herself to sleep. But when a Godzilla-esque monster starts terrorizing Seoul, she begins to suspect that her drunken antics are somehow responsible.

In a clip from the film, she tests out her theory. Her reaction is about what you could expect from a drunk single person who realizes they’re literally ruining the lives of everyone around them.

Colossal premieres Friday, February 7. Check out the clip below:

MTV Movie & TV Awards Will Have Gender-Blind Acting Categories

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The MTV Movie Awards have undergone some major changes this year – for starters, they’re now the MTV Movie & TV Awards, which adds a whole slew of new categories to the mix. Perhaps even more interesting, though, is this tweak: all genders will compete under the same categories for acting awards.

Yep, you read that right: it means, for example, that Daniel Kaluuya is up for Best Actor in a Movie against Emma Watson and Taraji P. Henson. And that Best Actor in a Show nominees include Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, and Millie Bobby Brown.

Another interesting thing to note is that in certain categories, TV and movies will compete against each other – so, for instance, in the Best Hero category, movie stars like Taraji in Hidden Figures and Felicity Jones in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story are up against protagonists from their bingeworthy TV counterparts, like Mike Colter in “Luke Cage” and Millie (again) in “Stranger Things.”

Leading the pack is, to no one’s surprise, the genius film from Jordan Peele, Get Out, with six noms. You can vote for your faves now on MTV.com.

The MTV Movie & TV Awards will air Sunday, May 7 at 8 PM EST on MTV. Check out the full list of nominees below:

Movie of the Year

Beauty and the Beast

Get Out

Logan

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Edge of Seventeen

Show of the Year

Atlanta

Game of Thrones

Insecure

Pretty Little Liars

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Best Kiss

Ashton Sanders & Jharrel Jerome — Moonlight

Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling — La La Land

Emma Watson & Dan Stevens — Beauty and the Beast

Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard — Empire

Zac Efron & Anna Kendrick — Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates

Best Villain

Allison Williams — Get Out

Demogorgon — Stranger Things

Jared Leto — Suicide Squad

Jeffrey Dean Morgan — The Walking Dead

Wes Bentley — American Horror Story: Roanoke

Best Host

Ellen DeGeneres — The Ellen DeGeneres Show

John Oliver — Last Week Tonight

RuPaul — RuPaul’s Drag Race

Samantha Bee — Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Trevor Noah — The Daily Show

Best Documentary

13th

I Am Not Your Negro

OJ: Made in America

This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous

TIME: The Kalief Browder Story

Best Reality Competition

America’s Got Talent

MasterChef Junior

RuPaul’s Drag Race

The Bachelor

The Voice

Best Actor in a Movie

Daniel Kaluuya — Get Out

Emma Watson — Beauty and the Beast

Hailee Steinfeld — The Edge of Seventeen

Hugh Jackman — Logan

James McAvoy — Split

Taraji P. Henson — Hidden Figures

Best Actor in a Show

Donald Glover — Atlanta

Emilia Clarke — Game of Thrones

Gina Rodriguez — Jane The Virgin

Jeffrey Dean Morgan — The Walking Dead

Mandy Moore — This Is Us

Millie Bobby Brown — Stranger Things

Best Comedic Performance

Adam DeVine — Workaholics

Ilana Glazer & Abbi Jacobson — Broad City

Lil Rel Howery — Get Out

Seth MacFarlane — Family Guy

Will Arnett — The LEGO Batman Movie

Best Hero

Felicity Jones — Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Grant Gustin — The Flash

Mike Colter — Luke Cage

Millie Bobby Brown — Stranger Things

Stephen Amell — Arrow

Taraji P. Henson — Hidden Figures

Tearjerker

Game of Thrones — Hodor’s death

Grey’s Anatomy — Meredith tells her children about Derek’s death

Me Before You — Will tells Louisa he can’t stay with her

Moonlight — Paula tells Chiron that she loves him

This Is Us — Jack and Randall at karate

Next Generation

Chrissy Metz

Daniel Kaluuya

Issa Rae

Riz Ahmed

Yara Shahidi

Best Duo

Adam Levine & Blake Shelton — The Voice

Daniel Kauuya & Lil Rel Howery — Get Out

Brian Tyree Henry & Lakeith Stanfield — Atlanta

Hugh Jackman & Dafne Keen — Logan

Josh Gad & Luke Evans — Beauty and the Beast

Martha Stewart & Snoop Dogg — Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party

Best American Story

Blackish

Fresh Off The Boat

Jane The Virgin

Moonlight

Transparent

Best Fight Against the System

Get Out

Hidden Figures

Loving

Luke Cage

Mr. Robot

‘Girls’ Cast Reunite 50 Years Later on Jimmy Kimmel

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As the sixth and final season of “Girls” approaches its end, the popular HBO show’s cast stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel” for some last minute press opportunities, this time to do a parody of the show fifty years later, when the series has been renamed “The Golden ‘Girls.'”

In the elderly reunion, Lena Dunham’s character Hannah writes about STDs for the gang’s elderly living community’s newsletter, Marnie is trying to draw attention during a knee surgery party, Jessa is picking up cigarettes at the grocery store, and Shoshanna is scolding people for not being “woke” from behind her walker. Kimmel himself makes an appearance as a male stripper named Officer Sausage, and Andrew Rannell’s Elijah returns, apparently not having aged at all in the past half century.

Take a look below:

“Girls” will end forever on April 16, with the last episode titled “Latching.”

Janet Jackson and Billionaire Husband are Calling it Quits

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Only three months after giving birth to her son, Eissa Al Mana, at age 50, Janet Jackson and her husband Wissam Al Mana are no more.

While no definitive reason has yet been released for the split, Page Six offers a variety of explanations from unidentified sources. Apparently, Al Mana, who Jackson married five years ago, had been censoring the way she performed in concerts, what she wore, and how she danced – barring all “bumping and brinding” and skin-revealing outfits.

In addition, Page Six’s sources say Al Mana cared very little about the reported elder absue experienced by Janet’s mom, Katherine, from her nephew Trent.

Jackson postponed her Unbreakable World Tour indefinitely after making her pregnancy announcement last year.

The xx Release Gorgeous Doc Film About Their Night + Day Festival

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Following the success of their seven-day “Night + Day” festival in South London’s Brixton Academy, the xx have released a documentary short film of the same name, providing private insight into the record-breaking music event.

“Night + Day” featured concerts, talks, film screenings, and community events – collaborators in the festival included Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine, Robyn, and Jehnny Beth of Savages, all of whom are included in the doc.

“Coming back to Brixton and just seeing how everyone just co-exists really beautifully, I love that,” says the xx’s Romy Croft in the film. “‘Night + Day’ was originally just an idea to do something a bit different, and a bit more than just a gig. To be honest, we didn’t know that these Brixton shows were going to become ‘Night + Day’ – it just sort of happened in an organic way because we were suddenly playing all these shows.”

Take a look at the 21-minute doc below:

‘I Am Heath Ledger’ Documentary Trailer Offers Glimpse Into Tragic Actor’s Private Life

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Today, the first trailer for Spike’s “I Am Heath Ledger” premiered. The documentary takes a close examination at the personal life and career of one of Hollywood’s most profound artists in modern history, more than nine years after his tragic death.

The trailer features clips of interviews with everyone from director Ang Lee to musician and personal friend of Ledger’s Matt Amato, who explains in the video: “He wanted fame — and then when he got it, he didn’t want it.”

Others we know to be spoken with in the doc include Ben Harper, Naomi Watts, Emile Hirsch, and Djimon Hounsou.

Ledger died in January 2008 due to complications with prescription drugs. He had at the time already separated from his girlfriend, actress Michelle Williams, with whom he fathered a daughter, Matilda.

Take a look at the trailer below:

“I Am Heath Ledger” will air Wednesday, May 17 at 10 PM EST. Other personalities featured in Spike’s “I Am” series include Chris Farley and John F. Kennedy, Jr.

‘A Little Life’ Author Hanya Yanagihara Named New Editor-in-Chief of ‘T’ Magazine

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You might want to think happy thoughts as you peruse the fashion spreads of T magazine moving forward: Hanya Yanagihara, author of the saddest book we’ve ever read, A Little Life, will replace Deborah Needleman as editor in chief of the New York Times style and arts publication.

Yanagihara previously served as an editor at large ar Condé Nast Traveler, and as T’s deputy editor from 2015 to 2016.

“This is my dream job, and I am so excited to be working there again, alongside the smartest, chicest, strangest staff in town,” Yanagihara shared over Instagram. “They were one of the major reasons I wanted this job, but here’s another: In this extraordinary cultural moment, I feel strongly that those of us who have been trained to be journalists should be journalists. In T’s case, this means spotlighting the people, places, designs, and art of all mediums and genres that might be seen by some as weird or offputting or unsettling and yet are essential to expanding and challenging our idea of what beauty is.”

She continued: “One of the great threats of this age is provinciality, and from its inception, T has fought against inwardness and the typical by celebrating the outer reaches of what the human imagination can conjure. I am humbled to have the opportunity to continue that tradition, and to succeed my friend and former boss, Deborah Needleman, from whom I learned so much, and in whose footsteps I am proud to follow.”

A Little Life follows the story of four friends in New York City after graduating together from college in Boston. It’s portrayal of gay relationships is heartbreaking and gorgeous, and it was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction.

Check out her Instagram announcement below:

I am honored and thrilled to announce that I’ll be returning to The New York Times as the new editor in chief of T magazine. This is my dream job, and I am so excited to be working there again, alongside the smartest, chicest, strangest staff in town. They were one of the major reasons I wanted this job, but here’s another: In this extraordinary cultural moment, I feel strongly that those of us who have been trained to be journalists should be journalists. In T’s case, this means spotlighting the people, places, designs, and art of all mediums and genres that might be seen by some as weird or offputting or unsettling and yet are essential to expanding and challenging our idea of what beauty is. One of the great threats of this age is provinciality, and from its inception, T has fought against inwardness and the typical by celebrating the outer reaches of what the human imagination can conjure. I am humbled to have the opportunity to continue that tradition, and to succeed my friend and former boss, @deborahneedleman, from whom I learned so much, and in whose footsteps I am proud to follow. My first official day in the office is May 16: See you all then. #tmagazine #thenewyorktimes

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Models of Any Age Will Be Able to Audition for the New Season of ANTM

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Photo: @TyraBanks on Instagram

In a new Twitter video released this week, we’ve learned some exciting news about the upcoming season of “America’s Next Top Model,” which will see Tyra returning to her rightful place in the middle of the judge’s panel: aspiring contestants will no longer be hindered by an age limit.

We learned Mizz Banks would be back on the show last month, taking her throne back from Rita Ora, who served as hostess this past cycle as the show made it’s move to VH1.

“There have been 23 cycles of America’s Next Top Model. And every single cycle, we say, you have to be 27 years old or younger,” Tyra explains in her video. “You know what I hear all the time? ‘Tyra, come on! Why have an age limit?’ So you know what? I’m taking that age limit off. You wanna audition for *America’s Next Top Model? I don’t care how old you are honey, you just need to be able to smize and be open to learning how to work the runway – like a supermodel.”

Take a look below: