Reality star-turned-sock designer Rob Kardashian has some fresh competition on his hands: Noisey reports that Snoop Dogg will soon be adding master painter and sock designer to his resume. The rapper is turning his painting past-time into a business opportunity by teaming up with Happy Socks for a collection based on his abstract paintings. "I find that painting allows me to explore certain emotions I’ve never been able to express through my music or acting,” Snoop says in a promotional clip for the project. And while a Snoop original has previously sold for $10,200, it’s safe to assume the new sock line will be a little more affordable. The Snoop Dogg x Happy Socks collection is due November 1.
In a new essay for Elle U.K., Kesha opens up about what led her to check into rehab and how the music industry fueled her own issues with her body. "I take my music and career very seriously, and certainly didn't land in [rehab] from partying,” Kesha writes. She goes on to to say that the music industry has set unrealistic expectations for what a body is supposed to look like and that she became overly critical of her own because of it. Known for writing anthems of empowerment, the singer says that she started feeling like she was letting her fans down. "I felt like a liar, telling people to love themselves as they are, while I was being hateful to myself and really hurting my body,” she admits.
The 2014 Emmy Award nominations were announced this morning, featuring a refreshing mix of familiar and first-time nominees. While critical darlings like Mad Men and Breaking Bad scored their fair share of noms--and Game of Thrones garnered a whopping 19--newcomers like True Detective, Orange Is the New Black, Fargo and Masters of Sex also managed to score some recognition. Likewise, the acting categories featured familiar faces--such as Jon Hamm in Mad Men, Julianna Margulies in The Good Wife and Jim Parsons in The Big Bang Theory--and fresh ones, like Taylor Schilling and Kate Mulgrew from Orange and Andre Braugher from Brooklyn Nine-Nine. True Detective co-leads Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson will compete with one another for the Best Actor (Drama) statuette. The ceremony will air on August 25 on NBC with Seth Meyers as host.
Outstanding Drama Series: Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Mad Men, True Detective
Outstanding Comedy Series: The Big Bang Theory, Louie, Modern Family, Orange Is the New Black, Silicon Valley, Veep
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad; Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom; Jon Hamm, Mad Men; Woody Harrelson, True Detective; Matthew McConaughey, True Detective; Kevin Spacey, House of Cards.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey; Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife; Claire Danes, Homeland; Robin Wright, House of Cards; Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex; Kerry Washington, Scandal.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory; Ricky Gervais, Derek; Matt LeBlanc, Episodes; Don Cheadle, House of Lies; Louis C.K., Louie; William H. Macy, Shameless.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Lena Dunham, Girls; Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly; Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie; Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black; Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep.
Outstanding Miniseries: American Horror Story: Coven, Bonnie & Clyde, Fargo, Luther, Treme, The White Queen
Outstanding Variety Show: The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Real Time With Bill Maher, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon
It's been a bad week for Robin Thicke. Following reports that his new album Paula has been selling poorly in the U.K., NME claims that less than 54 copies of the album have been sold in Australia. News.com.au reports that while no official sales figures have been released for Paula, the album failed to make the ARIA Top 500 in Australia. Meanwhile, Blondie’s recent compilation release landed at #500 with 54 copies sold. Paula sold 530 copies in the U.K. and 24,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week.
After months of deliberations with series co-creator Ryan Murphy and 20th Century FOXTelevision, the network has decided that Glee’s sixth and final season will consist of 13 uninterrupted episodes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will return mid-season as part of FOX’s 2015 lineup with plans to make the final run of the series into a big event for fans. The decision to hold Glee for a mid-season bow comes after the network trimmed its fifth season from 22 to 20 episodes due to the death of cast member Cory Monteith and low ratings.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes tells the story of a growing nation of genetically evolved apes threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. Led by Caesar, the apes reach a fragile peace with the humans, but both sides are soon brought to the brink of a war over who will be the dominate species on Earth. The film stars Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Jason Clarke, and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Rated PG-13
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, played by Ellar Coltrane, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. The film also stars Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke. Rated R
FRIDAY, JULY 11
Fashion Police on E! (Jason Biggs; Jenny Mollen; Keke Palmer)
Real Time With Bill Maher on HBO (Climatologist Jason Box; author Sandra Tsing Loh; Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D-Md.); columnist Reihan Salam; author Ron Suskind)
WWE Friday Night SmackDown! on SyFy (Double main event: Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton. Plus, Roman Reigns vs. Rusev)
David Letterman: Mark Wahlberg, Ben Falcone, Hurray for the Riff Raff (R 6/25/14)
Jimmy Fallon: Liev Schreiber, Rob Reiner, Gabriel Iglesias
Jimmy Kimmel: Melissa McCarthy, Marc Maron, Royksopp & Robyn (R 6/30/14)
Craig Ferguson: Morgan Freeman, Adam Ray (R 4/0/14)
Seth Meyers: Al Roker, Jenny Slate, Paul Haggis (R 6/19/14)
Chelsea Lately: Eric Bana, Moshe Kasher, Heather McDonald, Julian McCullough (R 6/30/14)
SATURDAY, JULY 12
Bet on Your Baby on ABC (A mom wagers on how many soccer goals her 3-year-old can make in 90 seconds; a woman guesses whether her granddaughter can drop a ball in a series of turning baskets; a 3-year-old does celebrity impressions)
HBO New Movie of the Week: Gravity .. Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris. The destruction of their shuttle leaves two astronauts stranded in space with no hope of rescue.
SUNDAY, JULY 13
2014 FIFA World Cup Final: Germany vs. Argentina on ABC
Rising Star on ABC
Big Brother on CBS (The two new heads of households move into their rooms and nominate two house guests for elimination; battle of the block competition)
Keeping Up With the Kardashians on E! (Khloé struggles with moving out of her house; Bruce attempts to bond with Brody; Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé head to NY to check on DASH)
True Blood on HBO (Sam, Sookie and Jason become the bearers of bad news; Pam recalls the events that led her and Eric to Shreveport; Bill and Jessica get nourishment from unexpected sources; Sookie gathers a band of vampires and humans to track down the H-Vamps)
Stan Lee's Superhumans on History 2 (A family in Vietnam claims to be shock-proof; a man inserts a meat hook into his skull)
Ray Donovan on Showtime (The head of the Los Angeles FBI demands that Ray bring Mickey in over Sully Sullivan's killing; Mickey attempts to set up a fight in Mexico; Abby forces Ray into therapy)
The Strain on FX (PREMIERE ... Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team investigate a plane that lands in New York City with everyone on board dead; pawnbroker Abraham Setrakian is convinced that something sinister is beginning)
The Last Ship on TNT (The ship's propulsion system suffers a catastrophic event; Chandler's leadership and ingenuity are put to the test)