Lisa Ling has revealed that she once had a sugar daddy and became 'seduced' by the luxury lifestyle they lived together.
The married TV host, 41, said she started seeing a man called Tom, who was much older and wealthier than she was, in her early 30s and would travel the world with him. The mother-of-one, who is about to front a new show called This is Life with Lisa Ling, described how he would take her on yacht cruises in the Mediterranean and would go on shopping sprees with her in Rome.
Even though the former co-presenter of The View has travelled around the world as a reporter, she was taken to destinations new to her, and quickly became 'sucked into his vortex'.
She made the admission as part of a new series called which focuses on women who look to get into relationships with sugar daddies in a bid to get financial support. Writing for CNN, she said: 'I met "Tom", who was much older and more successful than me. 'We started dating in my early 30s at a time when my career had me traveling all over the world to report stories. I was neither looking for a relationship nor cared to be in one.' 'It started to become glaringly apparent that I was being seduced by a lifestyle. I was becoming a sugar baby. Or at least, that's how I felt'.
She said that before she met Tom, she developed a strong desire for self-sufficiently after growing up as a 'fiercely independent woman' and 'die-hard feminist'.
For her it was 'personal' as her parents had always fought over money-related issues during their divorce when she was just seven years old.
Tom liked her because of her 'independent spirit', but she thinks he quickly started to hope that she would give up her job so he could look after her. 'He was not at all a bad person, but increasingly, I was starting to feel owned and that I was losing myself,' she added.
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Have you / would you ever be a sugar baby, ONTD?
P.S. Her new show, This Is The Life, is on tonight (10/9c on CNN) and looks into the topic if ppl want to discuss it in this poast. I know I'll be watching tbh!
He bought a sprawling Malibu mansion for his growing brood last year costing an eye-watering $4,800,000.
And, now Thor star Chris Hemsworth has forked out a reported $7 million acquiring Kooeloah, a Byron Bay retreat overlooking Seven Mile Beach where he and wife Elsa Pataky , daughter India and their twins Tristan and Sasha can escape.
The sprawling 4.2 hectare estate, which boasts three additional villas with eight bedrooms and eleven bathrooms in Broken Head, is the latest addition to the shrewd 31-year-old's property portfolio.
Rosamund Pike burst on to the scene as Bond girl Miranda Frost in Die Another Day back in 2002, and has since explored roles as diverse as Jane in Pride and Prejudice and Queen Andromeda in Wrath of the Titans.
Her newest role may be her most eye-catching, playing Amy opposite Ben Affleck's Nick in David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl. She told Digital Spy that she relishes playing provocative characters, but why she has "to disappear for a while" after this movie.
The film centres around the disappearance of Amy Elliott-Dunne (Pike). Her husband Nick (Affleck) becomes the chief suspect, as the investigation begins to reveal unsavoury truths from the couple's past.
Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit and Emily Ratajkowski also feature in the film.
Gone Girl is released on October 3.
saw this on tumblr. it's an interview of Gillian Flynn about the movie. lol
Harry Potter star Emma Watson is the latest celebrity to defend feminism and gender equality. Here is why these teen idols have the potential to enact real change.
Bra-burning. Man-hating. Angry and unattractive. Such stereotypes have shadowed the women’s movement over the past few decades — and a slew of young, fashionable celebs are working to clarify feminism’s true definition. (yikes...)
Emma Watson, best known for playing Hermoine in the Harry Potter movie series, thrived in the face of adversity on the big screen, often providing the wisdom that helped her male cronies Harry and Ron stir up some much-needed courage. It seems Watson’s taken a page from her character: During her first big speech as a United Nations Women’s Goodwill Ambassador, she once again worked to inspire bravery in men. On Sunday, she announced the launch of the United Nations’ HeForShe campaign, which aims to get men involved in the global movement toward gender equality.
As Watson addressed the audience, she championed a new outlook for feminism. “I was appointed six months ago and the more I have spoken about feminism the more I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating,” she said. “If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop. Feminism, by definition, is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities.”
Watson is the latest to join a growing group of young celebrities who not only identify as feminists, but are working to make the label socially acceptable and representative of a necessary movement. In August, singer-songwriter and teen-icon Taylor Swift, who had previously claimed she was not a feminist, said she recently realized that being pro-women doesn’t make you anti-man. That same month, global pop sensation Beyoncé Knowles performed at the VMAs in front of a huge white sign that said “Feminist.” Her most recent album, Beyoncé, also features snippets from a TedX speech on feminism given by Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
The young stars’ feminist stances all seek to redefine the term after decades of unpopularity. World leaders like Hillary Clinton are also working toward the same goal. In June, the former Secretary of State said that she doesn’t believe there is “anything controversial” about being labeled a feminist. But pro-feminism messages from teen idols like Watson, Swift, and Knowles may reach a wider (and younger) audience. Feminism suffers from a reputation problem, say experts. With large social followings and huge fan bases, this trio just might make feminism cool again.
“In our celebrity focused culture, a young star like Emma Watson has the power to amplify important social messages,” says Katie Hood, a senior fellow at Duke University who teaches a “Women as Leaders” course and who recently became executive director of the anti-domestic violence One Love Foundation. “Having young celebrities and young voices can be a really compelling way to have young people change their futures.”
During the 1960s and ’70s, the women’s movement adopted an angry tone that turned many people off, says Janet Hanson. As a former Goldman Sachs VP and the founder of women’s networking group 85 Broads, which paired young women with established execs, Hanson’s been around both the old and new guard of female leaders. She says she watched the younger generation of leaders became confused about feminist principles — and men steered clear of joining the movement. “Women Against Feminism,” for example, tears apart the movement and cites countless reasons why feminism is bad. “The dictionary definition of feminism was hijacked,” says Hanson. “Feminism became synonymous with man-hating. The movement became bitter and cynical. It talked about what we don’t have as opposed to what we should have in an equal society.” (yikes )
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If you don't know about goddamn Ronna & Beverly (Jessica Chaffin and Jamie Denbo), the PRIDE of Massachusetts, or New York City's finest Alan Alda aficionados Gil & George (Nick Kroll and John Mulaney), you need to educate yourself; you miserable, little shit: Ronna & Beverly / Too Much Tuna
Misfits will likely not receive a movie spinoff, according to cast member Antonia Thomas.
There had been reports over the last year that creator Howard Overman was working on a film that involved characters from all five series. However it is understood that the project will now not happen because of a number of issues, one of which is said to be cast availability.
Antonia Thomas, the actress who played Alisha Daniels in the first three series, told RadioTimes.com that she believed the project had been shelved.
She said: “There was all sorts of talk about it. We read scripts and I think it’s now not happening. I haven’t heard anything. I think it’s just difficult to get everybody together. Everybody is doing such different things. Maybe they think everybody has moved on, I don’t know. You never say never but I have not heard anything of it of late. It was a really cool script, kind of getting the old gang back together, it could have been a lot of fun.”
Thomas can, however, be seen in the new Channel 4 comedy Scrotal Recall as Evie, the love interest of the central character, Dylan Witter, played by folk singer Johnny Flynn.
In the six-part comedy Dylan has just been diagnosed with the STD Chlamydia and has to track down all his former sexual partners to warn them that they may also be infected.
Thomas said that she would like to make another series of Scrotal Recall if the first is a success: “There is so much room for at least a second series and we would want to explore it more.”
Scrotal Recall starts on Channel 4 on Thursday 2nd October
Source: Radio Times.
Can someone at the very least leak this damn script?! SO MANY QUESTIONS. Mainly how Simon/Alisha would have been brought into the mix… :(
Actor Ewan McGregor, who plays Henry in The Real Thing, speaks with Education Dramaturg Ted Sod about his role in The Real Thing.
Ted Sod: Let's start with some biographical information -- where were you born and educated?
Ewan McGregor: I grew up in a small town called Crieff in Scotland. I left school when I was 16 and got a job working backstage. Occasionally, if there was a one-line part or a little acting role I would get that. The first thing I remember having a line in was a production of Pravda and from there I went to a one-year theater arts course in Kirkcaldy, Fife, which was a really solid theater training -- we would have to construct sets, make costumes, advertise the shows. We would all have an acting role and a production role. It was a really good theater arts course for people who were too young to get into drama school. After that, I went to London and spent three years at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. One term into my third year I got cast in Dennis Potter's series, "Lipstick on Your Collar". I left college to do that and I was off and running.
TS: Did you have any teachers who you felt were influential?
EM: Yes, Patsy Rodenberg. She's the only person I'd ever go to really. I went to her for a few movie roles when I wanted to do something with my voice, and I went to her another time when I was doing a play.
TS: I believe one of your uncles is also in the business.
EM: Yes. And the only other actor to come out of Crieff, to the best of my knowledge, is my uncleDenis Lawson. He's my mother's brother and was my inspiration once I decided to become an actor and has remained my inspiration throughout my life really.
TS: You worked with him on a play. Am I correct about that?
EM: After leaving drama school I spent seven years making movies and TV shows and I wanted to go back to the stage, but I was terrified after such a long break. I went to my Uncle Denis and I said, "Look, I really want to go back onstage, but I want you to direct me because I'll be terrified and I'd be happier if you were in the room." He found this great play that he'd done in the '60s entitled Little Malcolm and his Struggle Against the Eunuchs by David Halliwell. For the first time back on stage in so long it was a real kick up the ass. It was a great cast and such an amazing experience.
TS: Do you still feel a bit of terror going on the stage?
EM: Everybody's nervous to go onstage. I can't imagine it would be quite as exciting if you weren't. I think it's part of the process for me. I never walked onstage totally without some sort of nerves or adrenaline running. And I wouldn't want it any other way, really.
TS: Talk about the role of Henry in The Real Thing. What attracted you to it?
EM: Well, I met Sam Gold, the director, and I wanted to work with him. I knew him by his reputation and when I spent time with him, I felt like he was someone that I could work with and feel comfortable with. He sent me some scripts. After reading some things that were still in development, he sent me Stoppard's The Real Thing. Luckily for me, I suppose, I've never seen the play. I read it without any preconceptions. I just totally fell in love with the character of Henry. I love his mind and his language and all his relationships and observations about life and love. I'm absolutely drawn to him and I find every time I read it that there's another little gem in there that I discover for the first time. Right now I haven't got the bigger picture of it because we haven't even begun to rehearse, but I feel like it's an extraordinary play. It's very accessible. Stoppard is a very clever writer.
TS: Is it complicated as an artist yourself to play a character who is an artist, or is it easier?
EM: No, I don't think it's complicated to play artists because in a way we know what it feels like to sit in that place of creativity. I've played a lot of writers and I think it's because writers like to write about writing. And in this play, there's even discussion about what good writing is and why it's important -- the respect of words that writers have. It's Stoppard, a very brilliant writer, writing about his love of writing.
TS: Is there any kind of research or preparation that you have to do other than reading the text?
EM: I just threw myself into the text. I've been attached to the play for over a year, so I've been reading it and re-reading it. I'm familiar with it in a good way - more than I've ever been with a text before rehearsals. I'm feeling super-excited. And those horrible nightmares I'd experienced before rehearsals, I haven't experienced them at all. I absolutely think it's because I've had so much time to steep myself in the words. I've enjoyed it very much. Every time I open the script I am provoked into thinking about the things that Stoppard wants me to think about.
TS: Will you talk about Henry's relationship to the women in his life? What do you make of his relationship with his teenage daughter, Debbie?
EM: I think Henry's very close to Debbie. I think he absolutely adores her -- his only daughter. I think the scene where she leaves to go off with a young man is one of the tenderest, most beautifully written scenes I've ever read in my life. It's the scene that we all wish we had with our own daughters. I stopped off in London to have lunch with Tom Stoppard before coming back to America and I thanked him for it. I said, "I'm looking forward particularly to saying that speech every night." There's an absolute beauty in what he tells her about being in love - the way he opens up and tells her about what our lovers expect of us and what being a lover is about. It's quite incredible, open and intimate.
TS: I find Debbie very mature for her age. I expect she will be the window into the play for some of our school audiences.
EM: She's completely the child of an actor and a writer. She is absolutely the offspring of people who are very interested in themselves.
TS: What about Charlotte and Annie? They're very different women - don't you think?
EM: Yes, I think they are very different. Charlotte seems somewhat embittered by her relationship with Henry. I mean, she's had nine affairs. And she assumes that he is having affairs left, right and center, although he isn't until this one with Annie. Charlotte thinks that there is no such thing as true love or commitment, only bargains. She suggests that they're idiots for believing in love. And Henry doesn't believe that. He says, "It's the kind of idiocy I like." I assume that we've got to accept that it's not the real thing between Charlotte and Henry and what's happening between Henry and Annie is.
On joining the West End production of Cats, Nicole Scherzinger said: “I am really thrilled to be making my West End debut in such an iconic show and I couldn’t be more excited. To have the opportunity to work with Andrew, Trevor and Gillian is a dream come true. I grew up listening to Andrew’s extraordinary music and was lucky enough, a couple of years ago, to record Cats’ beautiful song Memory. Andrew’s score is breathtaking and I am truly honoured to have been asked to take part in what I know will be a very special time in my career. I can’t wait to begin rehearsals.”
American recording artist, Nicole Scherzinger studied theatre and dance at the Wright State University in Ohio. In 2003 she joined the Pussycat Dolls who have sold 50 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. She has subsequently gone on to enjoy success as a solo artist, selling 16 million records and having number one singles in the UK. In 2011 she joined the UK version of the X Factor as a judge. Nicole’s forthcoming album will be released on Sony Music in the autumn.
The West End cast for Cats includes Cameron Ball (Macavity/Admetus), Kathryn Barnes (Tantomile), Cassie Clare (Cassandra),Ross Finnie (Skimbleshanks), Charlene Ford (Bombalurina),Adam Lake (Alonzo), Paul F Monaghan (Bustopher Jones/Asparagus/Growl Tiger), Joel Morris (Carbucketty),Natasha Mould (Jemima), Benjamin Mundy (Coricopat),Joseph Poulton (Quaxo/Mistoffelees), Nicholas Pound (Old Deuteronomy), Sophie Ragavelas (alternate Grizabella), Clare Rickard (Jellylorum/ Griddlebone),Adam Salter (Bill Bailey),Laurie Scarth (Jennyanydots), Nicole Scherzinger (Grizabella ),Hannah Kenna Thomas (Victoria/White Cat), Callum Train (Munkustrap), Zizi Strallen (Demeter) and Dawn Williams (Rumpleteazer) who are joined by swings Ryan Gover, Barry Haywood, Alice Jane, Grace McKee, Dane Quixall and Libby Watts.
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Get ready to laugh your ass off again, “Saturday Night Live” fans.
According to The Wrap, funny man Jim Carrey is coming back to host “SNL” for the third time.
The former “In Living Color” star will hit the Studio 8H stage with the rest of the cast early this season to promote his upcoming movie, “Dumb and Dumber To,” , the sequel to 1994’s cult classic “Dumb and Dumber” will hit theaters on November 14.
Carrey, who starred in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” and “Kick-Ass 2,” hosted the late-night sketch comedy show back in 1996 and most recently in 2011.
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Kim Kardashian has taken the style stakes to a WHOLE new level as she stepped out tonight in matching outfits with her baby girl North.
But before you coo and ahh – they were see-through.
The reality star was reunited with her friend and wedding dress designer Riccardo Tisci when they headed to the Givenchy show in Paris tonight.
Kim, who said she was super-excited about the night’s event, was joined by her husband Kanye West, and they held hands with one-year-old daughter North on their way into the venue.
Kim, 33, wore a see-through lace playsuit with a body suit, with her cleavage on display in all its glory, covering up a little with a leather jacket.
While adorable North, who sat front row for her second fashion show this week, wore see-through t-shirt that was embellished on the chest but showed off her little belly button.
She also had on a pair of little culottes with an adorable pair of black boots.
Kanye kept to the uniform and also wore black, but we kid you not – he actually smiled.
The Power rapper was smiling as he took little North’s hand as she walked with her parents into the Givenchy show.
He also laughed as North tried to escape a cuddle with Givenchy boss Riccardo backstage as the couple congratulated him on the show.
Kanye West couldn’t keep his hands off his wife Kim Kardashian at Paris Fashion Week. Literally.
The Power rapper was caught on camera grabbing a hold of his wife’s bountiful booty, giving it his seal of approval.
smh let that little girl be a child.
@britneyspears thank you darling, Tony & I appreciate it, you've always been such a sweetheart, Congratulations on The Intimate Line! Sexy!👄— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 28, 2014
New interviews with the ethereal, well spoken EuropeanNEY!
Brit cutely fumbles her words, talks about her new album, working with director Ray Kay and how she feels about being a role model.
Interview and catwalk on the Danish unveiling of the collection
Finally, here's yet another interview with Polish TV this time!
Brit gets traditional polish underwear (?) as a gift and talks about Vegas. Look out for footage of the Baby One More Time breakdown!
This benevolent, charitable social media Queen supporting her struggling lessors bless
Booty" by Jennifer Lopez featuring Iggy Azalea or Pitbull is the top new entry on the Billboard Hot 100 at #18. The song is from Lopez’s album, A.K.A., which was widely seen as a flop when it came out in June. (For good reason: It sold just 56K copies in its first six weeks.)
"Booty" has several things going for it.
1. The steamy video has become a viral smash. Billboard reports that 92% of the song’s Hot 100 points came from streaming (and that 96% of its streaming points are from Vevo on YouTube clicks.) (The Hot 100 combines sales, airplay and streaming data.)
2. Female singers are red-hot right now. (yaas) Females have a lock on the top five for the third consecutive week. That’s the longest period in which men have been completely shut out from the top five since women held down the top five spots for four straight weeks in February/March 1999.
3. Azalea is especially hot. She has had three top five hits so far this year, two of them as a lead artist. One of those, “Black Widow” (featuring Rita Ora), dips from #4 to #5 in its 12th week.
4. Songs about posteriors are having their pop moment. Meghan Trainor's “All About That Bass” holds at #1 for the third week. (It also tops the 2 million mark in digital sales.) Nicki Minaj's “Anaconda,” which borrows heavily from Sir-Mix-A-Lot's 1992 classic “Baby Got Back,” dips from #3 to #4, after peaking at #2.
This Boriqua Queen worked her booty off so GET IT!
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Dita Von Teese
“SEAN CABRERA : A Latino male in his early 40s, Sean is a good man trying to do right by everyone in his life.
CODY CABRERA: Sean’s whip-smart and rebellious teenage son. Known as the angriest kid in town.
NANCY TOMPKINS: A thirtysomething single mom to two kids, Nancy looks like the girl next door, but there’s an edge to her.
NICK TOMPKINS: Nancy’s screwed up teenage son. He’s too old to stay home, too scared to flee.
ASHLEY TOMPKINS: Nancy’s mostly level-headed teenage daughter. Her ambition is in direct proportion to her older brother’s failures. She loves her mom but it’s time to get out of Dodge.
ANDREA CHAPMAN: A somewhat wilted flower child, fortysomething Andrea — yep, another Andrea! — has retreated to the outskirts of the city to recover after a horrible marriage.”
If the descriptions are legit, then they leave The Walking Dead companion series open to more inter and intra-family drama with the Cabreras and Chapmans. Curiously, no job descriptions are tied to any of the characters (for instance, Rick’s having been a sheriff is kind of integral to his whole deal as leader of the group in the main series). It could be interesting if one of these characters is either in the military or government apparatus, paying off the network’s promise to use this series as a peek at a previously unseen corner of Robert Kirkman’s zombie universe.
And the Andrea thing: this sounds kind of dumb, but I’m wondering if AMC might be using this Andrea as a kind of antidote from the less-than-beloved take on the character in the main series. The comic incarnation of that character becomes a certified badass, and it was weird watching the talented Laurie Holden being tasked with playing alternately suicidal and willfully naive. While this description seems miles away from the college student with a sniper rifle in the comics, I’d like to think AMC might find some room for a female badass in this universe who isn’t Michonne.