- Ariana Grande joins “Hairspray” live cast, and guess who she is playing….
Announcing the news today, Grande will star in NBC’s Live “Hairspray” as Tracy Turnblad’s bff Penny Pingleton!
Grande took to Twitter today to release the good news and to show her appreciation for getting the role.
“Penny has been a dream role since Hairspray opened on Broadway. At 9, I was (and still am) in LOVE w @KerryButlerNyc. hope to make u proud ��”
NBC Entertainment Chairman, Robert Greenblatt told E! News they are so excited to start working with Grande.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to round out our all-star ‘Hairspray Live!’ cast with Ariana Grande, one of the biggest recording artists in the world.”
Greenblatt also tells E! he looks forward to audiences seeing the iconic role of Penny played by Grande.
“She’s also a Broadway baby at heart, having debuted on Broadway when she was 15, and will be fantastic in the delightful role of Penny Pingleton. We look forward to her millions of fans seeing yet another side to this multifaceted performer and we welcome her to this incredible ensemble of artists.”
Grande joins the cast that includes newcomer Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad, Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad, Canadian Martin Short as Wilbur Turnblad, American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle, Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth as Velma Von Tussle, and “Dancing with the Stars” Derek Hough as Corny Collins.
- Kim K’s latest boob baring Instagram post may be her best yet.
Recently, Kim Kardashian has been very public with her journey to losing her post-baby weight from her second pregnancy.
This includes Snapchats of her weighing herself, doing multiple photoshoots rocking her hot bod (ie: GQ), and of course posting her own Instagram pics.
In her latest Instagram post, I have to say, Kim looks so hot it’s too much to handle.
The mother of two wears a boob baring black one-piece bathing suit, accentuating those famous curves and now extremely trim waist.
The caption reads, “Pre photo shoot fittings.”
E! News is reporting Kim is losing as much as 7-pounds in two weeks.
The source tells E! Kim is on a strict Atkins diet and works out twice a day, cardio and a type of class like Pilates.
- Jaden Smith defends his skirt-wearing ways.
It looked like Smith was originally following in his father, Will Smith‘s footsteps when we he broke onto the acting scene as a young kid in “The Pursuit of Happiness”.
Now a days though, the 17-year-old is known for breaking down the barriers of fashion for men.
He is currently the face of Louis Vuitton, recently appearing in their campaign wearing a skirt and a crocheted shirt.
In the public eye he is known to wear skirts, and even opted to wear a white Batman suit to Kim Kardashian and Kayne West’s wedding in 2014.
Inside his August cover for Nylon magazine, Smith explains why he chooses to dress the way he does.
“You just have to believe in yourself, you know,” Jaden says of where he draws his confidence.
“The world is going to keep bashing me for whatever I do, and I’m going to keep not caring. I’m going to keep doing the same things—I’m going to keep doing more things.”
He also discusses how though he knows he has haters, he isn’t doing it for people to talk about him.
“I’m going to take most of the blows for my fellow MSFTS. So, you know, in five years when a kid goes to school wearing a skirt, he won’t get beat up and kids won’t get mad at him. It just doesn’t matter,” he continues. “I’m taking the brunt of it so that later on, my kids and the next generations of kids will all think that certain things are normal that weren’t expected before my time.”
In March for GQ, the actor discusses his thoughts on the idea of gender.
“I feel like people are kind of confused about gender norms. I feel like people don’t really get it,” he confessed. “I’m not saying that I get it, I’m just saying that I’ve never seen any distinction.”
“I don’t see man clothes and woman clothes, I just see scared people and comfortable people.”
What do you think about Jaden Smith trying to break the stereotypes of men and women’s clothes?
Even though sometimes I think Smith is on some really crazy, hynotic drug when he speaks on certain things (just read his Twitter feed and you’ll understand my feelings), this makes sense to me. He is coming out and saying it at the right time, a time when people are so confused about gender and sexuality. The world needs more of this rebellion to understand that everyone is different, but they should be accepted regardless.