The Asian Age http://www.asianage.com/more/headlines/46 en Selena Gomez suffers from anxiety and depression http://www.asianage.com/hollywood/selena-gomez-suffers-anxiety-and-depression-398 <div class="all-attached-images"><div style="width: 430px" class="image-attach-body"><a href="/selena-gomez-397"><img src="http://www.asianage.com/sites/default/files/images/LA-825107.jpg" alt="Selena Gomez" title="Selena Gomez" class="image image-content_image " width="430" height="287" /></a><p class="caption">Selena Gomez</p></div> </div><p>Selena Gomez, who just finished her Revival world tour, released a statement on Wednesday announcing she will be taking a break from singing to focus on her health and the side effects of her lupus diagnosis. “As many of you know, around a year ago I revealed that I have lupus, an illness that can affect people in different ways. I’ve discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges,” the Kill Em With Kindness singer told People.com.</p> <p>She continued, “I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness and have decided that the best way forward is to take some time off. Thank you to all my fans for your support. You know how special you are to me, but I need to face this head on to ensure I am doing everything possible to be my best. I know I am not alone by sharing this, I hope others will be encouraged to address their own issues.”</p> <p>The 24-year-old singer revealed she was diagnosed with lupus and that she went through chemotherapy in October 2015. “I was diagnosed with lupus, and I’ve been through chemotherapy. That’s what my break was really about. I could’ve had a stroke,” she said, back then, according to EOnline.com.</p> Hollywood Agencies Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0530 530398 at http://www.asianage.com Miranda Kerr talks about Orlando Bloom’s nudity http://www.asianage.com/hollywood/miranda-kerr-talks-about-orlando-bloom-s-nudity-396 <div class="all-attached-images"><div style="width: 430px" class="image-attach-body"><a href="/orlando-and-miranda-395"><img src="http://www.asianage.com/sites/default/files/images/LA-411921.jpg" alt="Orlando and Miranda" title="Orlando and Miranda" class="image image-content_image " width="430" height="287" /></a><p class="caption">Orlando and Miranda</p></div> </div><p>Miranda Kerr commented on her ex-husband Orlando Bloom’s nude photographs. The 33-year-old model said that Bloom gaver her a heads up that his now-infamous paddleboarding nude photographs were going to be released. </p> <p>“Oh my god, he texted me and he was like, ‘Um, I’m really embarrassed. Some photos are coming out. Just thought I should let you know’,” Miranda told a radio station on Tuesday. “And I was like, ‘Hmm... right, what were you thinking? Seriously, what were you thinking?’” she recalled her response. </p> <p>In early August, fully naked pictures of Bloom vacationing in Italy with girlfriend Katy Perry leaked online. </p> <p>Miranda was on the radio show to promote a new swimwear campaign, and jokingly said she would send her ex some pieces from the collection for future use, according to People.com.</p> Hollywood Agencies Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0530 530396 at http://www.asianage.com Alicia Keys stops wearing make-up http://www.asianage.com/hollywood/alicia-keys-stops-wearing-make-086 <div class="all-attached-images"><div style="width: 430px" class="image-attach-body"><a href="/alicia-keys-photo-ap-085"><img src="http://www.asianage.com/sites/default/files/images/2016 MTV Video Music _Kand.jpg" alt="Alicia Keys (Photo: AP)" title="Alicia Keys (Photo: AP)" class="image image-content_image " width="430" height="315" /></a><p class="caption">Alicia Keys (Photo: AP)</p></div> </div><p>Grammy award winning Alicia Keys took to Twitter on Tuesday when she had enough of people reacting to her no-makeup face which she sported to the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.</p> <p>She posted a picture of herself blowing a kiss and tweeted, “Y’all, me choosing to be makeup free doesn’t mean I’m anti-makeup. Do you!” and added a few smileys, reports EOnline.com.</p> <p>This was not the first time that the singer went make-up free to public events. She had showed up with a fresh face to the BET awards, and to all the promotional events of The Voice. She had actively engaged herself with the #NoMakeup movement this summer, announcing that she will not only be wearing no make-up at home, but even on TV.</p> Hollywood Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0530 530086 at http://www.asianage.com Lily Allen collapses at carnival http://www.asianage.com/hollywood/lily-allen-collapses-carnival-084 <div class="all-attached-images"><div style="width: 430px" class="image-attach-body"><a href="/lily-allen-083"><img src="http://www.asianage.com/sites/default/files/images/LILY ALLEN.jpg" alt="Lily Allen" title="Lily Allen" class="image image-content_image " width="430" height="315" /></a><p class="caption">Lily Allen</p></div> </div><p>Singer Lily Allen fell unconscious at Notting Hill Carnival in London over the weekend after she reportedly consumed several different alcoholic beverages. </p> <p>The 31-year-old singer’s apparent booze session became too much for her to handle as she later fell unconscious and had to be carried off by her new boyfriend MC Meridian Dan, reported Female First.</p> <p>The incident happened backstage while her singer beau and ex-boyfriend Seb Chew performed their grime set. Once they finished their gig, the duo carried Allen through the crowd of party-goers before she came round and vomited.</p> <p>The Smile hitmaker later took to her Twitter account to claim she hadn’t drunk too much but is a ‘lightweight’ when it comes to drinking. “Truth is I’m just a lightweight, I had 2 cans of strongbow on an empty stomach. I’m here now and I’m absolutely fine (sic).” </p> Hollywood Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0530 530084 at http://www.asianage.com Blake Lively hosts baby shower http://www.asianage.com/hollywood/blake-lively-hosts-baby-shower-082 <div class="all-attached-images"><div style="width: 430px" class="image-attach-body"><a href="/blake-lively-081"><img src="http://www.asianage.com/sites/default/files/images/BLAKE LIVELY.jpg" alt="Blake Lively" title="Blake Lively" class="image image-content_image " width="430" height="315" /></a><p class="caption">Blake Lively</p></div> </div><p>Blake Lively held a private baby shower with her close friends including Taylor Swift over the weekend. The 29-year-old Gossip Girl actress is expecting her second child with her husband Ryan Reynolds. The couple are already parents to their one-year-old daughter James. </p> <p>According to E! News, family and friends, gathered at the Bedford Post Inn in Bedford, for the baby shower, that lasted just over an hour and a half.</p> <p>In a recent interview with Details Magazine, Ryan expressed his excitement at having a growing family. “We’d love to have a big family. We both come from big families — my parents did four, Blake’s did five,” the Deadpool actor shared, adding, A lot of people say it’s crazy, but we’ll only know when we’re there, you know?”</p> Hollywood Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0530 530082 at http://www.asianage.com Drake and Rihanna kiss on stage http://www.asianage.com/hollywood/drake-and-rihanna-kiss-stage-731 <div class="all-attached-images"><div style="width: 430px" class="image-attach-body"><a href="/drake-kisses-rihanna-after-presenting-her-video-vanguard-award-730"><img src="http://www.asianage.com/sites/default/files/images/RIRI.jpg" alt="Drake kisses Rihanna after presenting her with the Video Vanguard award." title="Drake kisses Rihanna after presenting her with the Video Vanguard award." class="image image-content_image " width="430" height="287" /></a><p class="caption">Drake kisses Rihanna after presenting her with the Video Vanguard award.</p></div> </div><p>During the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Drake revealed he has been in love with Rihanna since a long time while presenting her with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Drake, who has been romantically linked with RiRi, raved about her after arriving on stage with the award, reports DailyMail.co.uk.</p> <p>“She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old,” he said, adding, “She’s one of my best friends in the world. All my adult life, I’ve looked up to her, even though she’s younger than me. She’s a living, breathing legend in our industry, ladies and gentleman, the recipient of the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award for 2016, Rihanna.”</p> <p>As Rihanna gave him a peck on the cheek, Drake continued to lean in to kiss her and then her neck. “This is such an amazing night. When I think about receiving this tonight, all I could think of was my country. They’re gonna be so proud,” RiRi said during her speech, adding, “My success is not my own. It’s my family’s, it’s my fans’, it’s my country’s, it’s women, it’s black women.”</p> <p>She then thanked her rumoured boyfriend. “Thank you Drake, for that amazing speech,” she said. </p> <p>Rihanna then left the stage hand-in-hand with Drake, but not before sharing another kiss with him.</p> Hollywood Agencies Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0530 529731 at http://www.asianage.com Jennifer Lopez performs with ex-husband Marc Anthony http://www.asianage.com/hollywood/jennifer-lopez-performs-ex-husband-marc-anthony-729 <div class="all-attached-images"><div style="width: 430px" class="image-attach-body"><a href="/jennifer-lopez-marc-anthony-shannon-de-lima-max-and-emme-728"><img src="http://www.asianage.com/sites/default/files/images/JLO1.jpg" alt="Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Shannon De Lima, Max and Emme." title="Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Shannon De Lima, Max and Emme." class="image image-content_image " width="430" height="287" /></a><p class="caption">Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Shannon De Lima, Max and Emme.</p></div> </div><p>Jennifer Lopez joined her ex-husband Marc Anthony on stage for a duet during his New York City concert on Saturday. The friendly exes, who split in July 2011 and finalised their divorce in June 2014, took the stage at Radio City Music Hall to perform their 1999 hit No Me Ames. </p> <p>According to EOnline.com, after the performance, the duo, reunited backstage for an adorable photo with their 8-year-old twins, Max and Emme, and Anthony’ wife, Shannon De Lima. Anthony uploaded a photo of the evening on Instagram and captioned it: “#AllAboutFamily backstage last night at @radiocitymusichall.”</p> Hollywood Agencies Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0530 529729 at http://www.asianage.com Lupita Nyong’o dating fashion editor? http://www.asianage.com/hollywood/lupita-nyong-o-dating-fashion-editor-472 <div class="all-attached-images"><div style="width: 430px" class="image-attach-body"><a href="/lupita-nyong-o-left-mobolaji-dawodu-471"><img src="http://www.asianage.com/sites/default/files/images/LUPITA.jpg" alt="Lupita Nyong’o, left, with Mobolaji Dawodu" title="Lupita Nyong’o, left, with Mobolaji Dawodu" class="image image-content_image " width="430" height="287" /></a><p class="caption">Lupita Nyong’o, left, with Mobolaji Dawodu</p></div> </div><p>According to reports online, Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has been dating GQ Style’s fashion editor Mobolaji Dawodu.</p> <p>Mobolaji’s friend told Us Weekly that the two have been dating “for six months” now, after being introduced to each other by mutual friends from the fashion world. “He’s discreetly told people they are dating,” the friend added.</p> <p>The report added that Lupita has always been big on fashion and clothing, telling Vogue in 2015 that her first fashion memory was putting on a “very ’80s red cord miniskirt with suspender straps”. Mobolaji, a fashion enthusiast himself, has a daughter from a previous relationship.</p> Hollywood Agencies Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0530 529472 at http://www.asianage.com Kanye’s 'Famous’ in Los Angeles art exhibit http://www.asianage.com/hollywood/kanye-s-famous-los-angeles-art-exhibit-470 <div class="all-attached-images"><div style="width: 430px" class="image-attach-body"><a href="/kanye-west-469"><img src="http://www.asianage.com/sites/default/files/images/Kanye West_2.jpg" alt="Kanye West" title="Kanye West" class="image image-content_image " width="430" height="287" /></a><p class="caption">Kanye West</p></div> </div><p>The wax statues of nude celebrities that had featured in Kanye West’s ironically infamous music video for his track Famous, are now up on display as a work of art on Los Angeles.</p> <p>The exhibit — that has life size wax replicas of celebrities such as Kanye, his wife Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Donald Trump and more sleeping in the nude on one bed — was launched. And though Kanye was in New York at the time, he was present ‘robotically’, video calling in on a screen connected to a device that he was able to control remotely.</p> <p>The statues themselves were made to be as lifelike as possible, equipped with breathing mechanisms and even having their hair pieces placed on them manually, one at a time.</p> Hollywood Agencies Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0530 529470 at http://www.asianage.com Bananas about the Minions http://www.asianage.com/hollywood/bananas-about-minions-466 <div class="all-attached-images"><div style="width: 430px" class="image-attach-body"><a href="/still-movie-minions-465"><img src="http://www.asianage.com/sites/default/files/images/MINIONS.jpg" alt="A still from the movie Minions" title="A still from the movie Minions" class="image image-content_image " width="430" height="287" /></a><p class="caption">A still from the movie Minions</p></div> </div><p><strong>Kyle Balda, co-director of the Despicable Me movies and Minions, discusses how the lovable henchmen were born during talks over Indian food</strong><br /> <!--break--><br /> Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin, the co-directors of massive successes Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, are definitely the animated comedy dream team. They even gave us the adorable little critters, Minions, that have been a huge hit with kids and adults alike, all over the world. The Minions craze has also swept India, with people cosplaying as Gru’s henchmen and even having birthday parties themed around them. Anyone on social media, will have also seen people lipsyncing to their dialogues and somehow we still can’t get enough of them.</p> <p>Right before Minions, the movie, premieres on Indian television screens, Kyle tells us what went into the creating them and what it was like working with Sandra Bullock.</p> <p>The Minions got recognition and love, not only because of their adorable antics but also for the gibberish they spout. There’s nothing more adorable than them singing about their love for bananas or just screaming in their cutesy foreign tongue. Surprisingly, Indian food had a lot to do with the conception of this unique lingo. “Pierre and I would often go out for lunch in search of Indian food, because we love it. During that time, we started coming up with words for the Minions to say. We have a lot of words from various languages like Italian, French and German too. And of course, Pierre does an incredible job at doing their voices,” starts Kyle. He adds, “We wanted Gru to have an army and initially, they were big and muscular and we thought the appeal of comedy was low with them. Then, they started transforming into little yellow guys who wear goggles and overalls like subterranean molemen.” He also reveals that the origin of our favourites isn’t quite what we expected. “They’ve split like a single cell organism and have been present since the beginning of evolution!”</p> <p>Did he ever think the minions would become such a huge hit? “We never thought it would turn out this way. It’s interesting to see that they appeal to both kids and adults. They’re over-talkative and end up commiting some disastrous mistakes, and maybe that’s what appeals to all ages and can be related to.”</p> <p>In the latest adventure of the Minions, they go in search of a super-villain to assist and find Scarlet Overkill , a female baddie trying to break into the industry. Of course, this also leads to a n incredible amount of disasters too. Sandra Bullock, who voices Scarlet, had a lot to do with the development of her character. “Scarle