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Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!

November 18th, 2014

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Today is Mickey Mouse‘s birthday! The super famous fictional Disney character first appeared in a cartoon titled “Steamboat Willie” on November 18th, 1928, making Mickey Mouse 86 years old today! Wow! To celebrate our favorite mouse’s big day, we pulled together a few fun facts about Mickey that you may not know!

 

-Walt Disney got the inspiration for Mickey Mouse from a tame mouse at his desk at Laugh-O-Gram Studio in Kansas City, Missouri

-In 1925, Hugh Harman drew some sketches of mice around a photograph of Walt Disney.

-In the Spring of 1928 when looking for a new cartoon character, Walt Disney became inspired for Mickey Mouse because of a tame mouse at his desk at the Laugh-O-Gram Studio in Kansas City, Missouri.

-One of Disney’s artists, Ub Iwerks, kept Hugh Harman’s drawings in mind and worked to create a new mouse character for Disney

-”Mortimer Mouse” was born, and later changed to “Mickey Mouse” when Lillian, Walt’s wife, told him to change it.

-Mickey’s hands have only three fingers and a thumb. This simple design was important to Walt Disney, and he stated why: “Artistically five digits are too many for a mouse. His hand would look like a bunch of bananas. Financially, not having an extra finger in each of 45,000 drawings that make up a six and one half minute short has saved the Studio millions.”

-Mickey’s first appearance, “Steamboat Willie,” was first released in New York and was co-directed by Walt Disney and head animator Ub Iwerks.

-From the first speaking short in 1929, “The Karnival Kid,” all the way until 1946, Walt Disney himself was the voice of Mickey Mouse! After that and til today, only a few other voices were Mickey.

We hope you liked all the awesome facts about the birthday mouse! We can’t believe he is 86 years old today! Happy birthday, Mickey Mouse!

What is your favorite Disney cartoon? Can you believe Mickey is 86?

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2014 Hollywood Film Award Winners

November 18th, 2014

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The 2014 Hollywood Film Awards were this past Friday, November 14th! They were hosted by Queen Latifah and aired live on CBS from the Hollywood Palladium with an awesome red carpet extravaganza beforehand and even an hour long post-show coverage which was hosted by “CBS This Morning’s” Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnel.

This 18th annual event began in 1997 with Carlos de Abreu and Janice Pennington founding The Hollywood Film Awards in order to honor those in filmmaking who have excellent work- as simple as that! It’s also the official “launch” of awards season, so it’s pretty exciting all around!

This year, tons of big time stars were being honored at the awards show, including actors and actresses such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Shailene Woodley, Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and more! Want to see who won in each category, and check out some photos of the stars in their beautiful gowns and handsome tuxes? Look below!

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HOLLYWOOD CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Michael Keaton

HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARD
“Gone Girl”
 
HOLLYWOOD DIRECTOR AWARD
Morten Tyldum for “The Imitation Game”

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HOLLYWOOD ACTOR AWARD
Benedict Cumberbatch for “The Imitation Game”

HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS AWARD
Julianne Moore for “Still Alice”

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HOLLYWOOD SUPPORTING ACTOR AWARD
Robert Duvall for “The Judge”

HOLLYWOOD SUPPORTING ACTRESS AWARD
Keira Knightley for “The Imitation Game”

18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards - Red Carpet

HOLLYWOOD ENSEMBLE AWARD
“Foxcatcher” cast (Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Channing Tatum)

HOLLYWOOD BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE ACTRESS AWARD
Shailene Woodley for “The Fault in Our Stars”

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HOLLYWOOD BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE ACTOR AWARD
Eddie Redmayne for “The Theory of Everything”

18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards - Red Carpet

HOLLYWOOD BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR AWARD
Jean-Marc Vallée for “Wild”

NEW HOLLYWOOD AWARD
Jack O’Connell

HOLLYWOOD SCREENWRITER AWARD
Gillian Flynn for “Gone Girl”

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HOLLYWOOD SONG AWARD
Janelle Monáe

18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards - Red Carpet
 
HOLLYWOOD ANIMATION AWARD
“How To Train Your Dragon 2”

HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER AWARD
“Guardians of the Galaxy”

HOLLYWOOD DOCUMENTARY AWARD
Mike Myers for “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon”

HOLLYWOOD COMEDY FILM AWARD
Chris Rock for “Top Five”

HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Jing Tian

HOLLYWOOD CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD
Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman”

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HOLLYWOOD VISUAL EFFECTS AWARD
Scott Farrar, “Transformers: Age of Extinction”

HOLLYWOOD FILM COMPOSER AWARD
Alexandre Desplat, “The Imitation Game”

HOLLYWOOD COSTUME DESIGN AWARD
Milena Canonero, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards - Red Carpet

HOLLYWOOD EDITING AWARD
Jay Cassidy and Dody Dorn, “Fury”

HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTION DESIGN AWARD
Dylan Cole and Gary Freeman, “Maleficent”

HOLLYWOOD SOUND AWARD
Ren Klyce, “Gone Girl”

HOLLYWOOD MAKE-UP AND HAIRSTYLING AWARD
David White (Special Make-up Effects) and Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou (Hair Designer and Make-up Designer), “Guardians of the Galaxy”

 Did you watch the Hollywood Film Awards? What did you think of the show?

photo credit: hollywoodawards.com

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“Penguins of Madagascar”

November 17th, 2014

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If you watched any of the “Madagascar” movies then you know just how funny the penguins from the flick are- and now they have their own movie!  It comes out super soon, on November 26th, so you don’t have to wait much longer to see it! Voiced by Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Chris Knight, John Malkovich, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Ken Jeong, the penguins do nothing but get in to trouble, despite them being super spies!

Here’s the synopsis provided by Fandango:

The penguins from Madagascar get their own film in this DreamWorks Animation production. When a villainous octopus named Dave (voice of John Malkovich) hatches a plan to eliminate the penguins, Skipper (voice of Tom McGrath), Kowalski (voice of Chris Miller), Rico (John DiMaggio) and Private (Christopher Knight) must team with a clandestine animal organization known as North Wind to thwart the diabolical plan.

 

 

What do you think about the trailer for “Penguins of Madagascar”? Are you going to see the movie when it hits the big screen on November 26th?

photo credit: imdb.com

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Taylor Swift Lip-Syncs To Her Own Song!

November 17th, 2014

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Hilarious! Taylor Swift is jamming to her own song while driving around in a car with BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James in London! The pair lip-sync, mime and play air drums to Taylor‘s most recent hit “Blank Space” in a video we may like even more than her music video for it. At least in this one Taylor is being her regular cute self, and not a crazy jealous murderous girlfriend! Watch both videos below back to back and see which one you like better!

 

 
Okay, now that you’ve seen the brand new video of Tay being Tay, you have to watch her official music video for “Blank Space” so you can compare the two! You’ll see how different they are but how amazing they both are as well. Watch and let us know which is your favorite!
 

 
It doesn’t matter which video we are watching, we can’t get enough of that song!
 
Which music video do you like better? Are you also obsessed with Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space”?
 
photo credit: youtube.com

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Z100′s Jingle Ball Lineup!

November 16th, 2014

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Every year, Manhattan-based radio station Z100 blows our minds with their super amazing gigantic holiday concert, Jingle Ball! This year is no exception! Jingle Ball, presented by Goldfish Puffs, will return to New York City’s Madison Square Garden next month on December 12th, 2014. The special guest host this year is none other than super star Nick Jonas. The lineup of performers for this show is incredible, and we just have to share it with you guys! Just about ALL of our favorite artists will be there, singing their hearts out. Wondering who will play? Check out the official list below!
 

Taylor Swift

5 Seconds of Summer

Ariana Grande

Maroon 5

Iggy Azalea

Sam Smith

Calvin Harris

Jessie J

Pharrell

Meghan Trainor

OneRepublic

Kiesza

Rixton

Rita Ora

Shawn Mendes

Charli XCX

 

Tickets for this gigantic event are still on sale but going super fast, so make sure you get yours before they are all gone! For more information, be sure to check The Garden’s website!

Will you be attending Z100′s Jingle Ball this year? What performer are you most looking forward to seeing?

photo credit: thegarden.com

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Justin Bieber & Cody Simpson Collaborate!

November 15th, 2014

Home To Mama

 

Singers Justin Bieber and Cody Simpson got together to sing the most amazing song together! The collaboration is called “Home To Mama” and we’ve been waiting a long time for it to come out- and now it has! The duo took to Twitter earlier this week on November 11th to let fans know they were dropping the single. Cody tweeted,

“Aye @justinbieber you wanna give them a little something later today?”

and then

“#HomeToMamaJBCS”

and then Justin answered,

“For the fans… #mybeliebers.”

The acoustic duet is a really sweet song and amazing instant hit that we just can’t stop listening to! We hope that Justin Bieber and Cody Simpson get together to write more music again in the future! We love hearing both of their voices on one track! For now, we will read the lyrics and sing along to “Home To Mama” below!

 

 

“Home To Mama”

I don’t work hard when it’s easy
I put in work when it’s hard
Girl they never believed in love until I had yours
This is more than a season
And I’m not just sprung
I’m not afraid to tell you that you’re the one
But when I wake up thinking ’bout
The one that I can run to when I’m feeling down
Life is so good when you’re around
Girl nobody from the past is beating you right now
Cause I’ll take you home to mama, let you meet my friends
Cause you don’t come with drama
So I want you till the world ends
You’re way more than worth it
But I don’t feel like I deserve it
You got the pieces
You’re my kind of perfect

 

What do you think about Justin Bieber and Cody Simpson’s song “Home To Mama”? How many times have you listened to it so far?

photo credit: youtube.com

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Hot or Not: Robert Pattinson’s New Hair

November 14th, 2014

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“Twilight” actor Robert Pattinson is sporting a brand new look, one we have never seen before! He was just seen wearing a really nice suit to the 2014 GO GO Gala at the Montage Beverly Hills in California on Thursday, November 13th. The style looks pretty normal from the front, but when he turns around you see a small rectangle of hair around an otherwise shaved head. So weird! Get a better look at the larger photos below and then vote to tell us if you love or hate Robert‘s new look!

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Get The Look: Taylor Swift’s Chilly Weather Outfit

November 14th, 2014

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The weather is getting chillier outside, so Taylor Swift is beating the cold air while looking totally stylish at the same time. She wore a navy sweater that reminds us of the ugly Christmas sweaters we love so much, with a knit hat, burgundy pants and tall boots. We think her look is cozy and adorable, so we found some items for you to wear to score her look!
 

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First up you will need a sweater! We like this cable knit bear sweater from Kohl’s!

pants

 

The burgundy ankle pants from Target are perfect for the look!

 

hats

 

This pom pom hat may not be green, but we like it anyway! It comes in grey, pink and mustard yellow, also at Target!

boots

 

These Croft & Barrow brown boots from Kohl’s pull the entire look together. Such fun!

 
We can’t wait to see what else Taylor wears during the Winter season- we know it will be amazing and we can’t wait to try and find things to match her!
 
What do you think about Taylor Swift‘s outfit? Will you get any of these pieces?
 
photo credit: justjaredjr.com; kohls.com; target.com

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World Kindness Day 2014

November 13th, 2014

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Today, November 13th, is World Kindness Day! It’s all about doing simple acts of kindness to help make the world a better place. It all began on November 13th, 1998 when the World Kindness Movement introduced it as a day to be kind to those around you and help make people smile. Many countries around the world celebrate this annual holiday which promotes all around happiness! Want to participate but don’t know how? Here are ten random acts of kindness that you can do today that won’t cost you any money!

 

-Hold the door open for someone.

-Compliment a stranger.

-Help your neighbor bring in their groceries.

-Share your last piece of chocolate with your best friend.

-Call someone you haven’t spoken to in awhile just to say hi.

-Hug your favorite people, maybe they are in need of a one!

-Offer your seat on the bus to someone else.

-Donate canned goods or gently used clothes to those in need.

-Hide an inspirational note somewhere for others to find.

-Say “Thank You”! It can really brighten someone’s day!

Help change the world with kindness, one small act at a time!

How will you celebrate World Kindness Day today? What other acts of kindness should we add to the list above?

photo credit: peopleint.wordpress.com

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New 1D Song Written By Ed Sheeran!

November 13th, 2014

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Amazing! One Direction just released a new song titled “18″ from their upcoming album “Four” on Tuesday, November 11th, which was written by another awesome singer, Ed Sheeran! Ed shared on his Twitter feed,

“I wrote a song called ’18′ on the new one direction album, the song is released today at 4pm uk time x”

Both One Direction and Ed Sheeran will be singing the new Christmas remake of “Do They Know It’s Christmas” this coming weekend for Band Aid 30, don’t forget! For now, we are going to listen a trillion times to One Direction‘s new hit song, “18″, which is available for purchase on iTunes (or ready to listen to if you pre-ordered!) You can read along with the lyrics below, if you are listening!

“18″

I got a heart and I got a soul
Believe me I will use them both
We made a start
Be it a false one, I know
Baby, I don’t want to feel alone

So kiss me where I lay down, my hands press to your cheeks
A long way from the playground

I have loved you since we were 18
Long before we both thought the same thing
To be loved, to be in love
All I can do is say that these arms were made for holding you
I wanna love like you made me feel
When we were 18

We took a chance
God knows we tried
Yet all along, I knew we’d be fine

So pour me a drink
Oh love, let’s split the night wide open and we’ll see everything
We can live in love in slow motion, motion, motion

So kiss me where I lay down, my hands press to your cheeks
A long way from the playground

I have loved you since we were 18
Long before we both thought the same thing
To be loved and to be in love
And all I can do is say that these arms are made for holding you, ooh
And I wanna love like you made me feel
When we were 18
When we were 18
Oh lord, when we were 18

Kiss me where I lay down, my hands press to your cheeks
A long way from the playground

I have loved you since we were 18
Long before we both thought the same thing
To be loved and to be in love
And all I can do is say that these arms were made for holding you
I want a love like you made me feel
When we were 18
I want a love like you made me feel
When we were 18
I want a love like you made me feel
When we were 18

What a wonderful song! We already memorized the lyrics and will be totally ready the first time we hear it playing on the radio! We can’t wait for One Direction‘s album “Four” to come out next Monday, November 17th!

Have you heard 1D‘s song “18″ yet? What do you think about it?

photo credit: fanpop.com

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