Uinterview.comhttp://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84cThe only site on the web where celebrities and newsmakers interact daily with their fans.Copyright Uinterview.comWed, 20 Aug 2014 14:30:37 -0400uinterview<![CDATA[Jaycee Chan, Jackie Chan's Son, Arrested In Beijing On Drug Charges; Jackie Chan Releases Statement]]>http://uinterview.com/news/jaycee-chan-jackie-chans-son-arrested-in-beijing-on-drug-charges-jackie-chan-releases-statement-12556<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/jaycee-chan-jackie-chans-son-arrested-in-beijing-on-drug-charges-jackie-chan-releases-statement-12556'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/bf2de4a6119625c957761771335ffbf8-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Jackie Chan</strong> has released a statement apologizing for the actions of his son, <strong>Jaycee Chan</strong>, who was arrested in Beijing on drug charges.</p> <h1> Jaycee Chan Arrested For Drugs</h1> <p>Jaycee Chan, 32, a young actor, was arrested on Thursday, Aug. 14, alongside fellow actor <strong>Kai Ko</strong>, 23, and both men tested positive for marijuana. Police also found over 100 grams of marijuana in Jaycee Chan’s apartment, and has been accused of “hosting others to take drugs.” The second charge could lead to a <a href="http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-china-jaycee-chan-drug-charges-20140819-story.html#page=1" target="_blank">three-year prison sentence</a>, but it’s unknown how the prosecution will move forward.</p> <p><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/19/world/asia/china-jackie-chan-son-drugs/index.html?hpt=hp_t4" target="_blank">Jaycee Chan</a> has not released a statement on his arrest, and he is one of over 7,000 Beijing residents that have been arrested on drug charges this year as part of an increased anti-drug campaign.</p> <h1> Jackie Chan Releases Statement</h1> <p>After the news of his son’s arrest broke on Tuesday, Chan took to his official blog to address the incident, apologizing as a public figure. Chan wrote that the news is “heartbreaking” and that he is “ashamed” as a public figure, but “sad and disappointed” as a father.</p> <p>“First of all, I’d like to thank everyone for your care and concerns. The recent news about my son, Jaycee, is very shocking and the impact it has caused on society is heartbreaking. When I first heard the news, I was absolutely enraged. As a public figure, I feel very ashamed; as his dad, I’m very sad and disappointed. But the person who feels heartbroken the most is his mom. I hope our younger generation will learn from Jaycee’s mistake and stay far away from drug abuse,” <a href="http://jackiechan.com/blog/" target="_blank">Chan wrote</a>.</p> <p>Chan also sent a message to his son in his blog post, pledging to support his son throughout this ordeal:</p> <p>“I would like to take this opportunity and say to Jaycee: you’ve done something wrong and you have to be responsible for the consequences. I’m your dad and I’ll always be with you. We will face the road ahead of us together.”</p> <p>Chan and his son reportedly have a somewhat strained relationship, though that may be the media’s way of explaining why Chan plans on leaving his entire fortune to charity in the event of his death.</p> <p>Finally, Chan also apologized to the public, writing, “I should also take some of this responsibility because as his dad, I didn’t teach him well. Therefore, on behalf of Jaycee and myself, I extend our deepest apologies to everyone for the negative impact this has caused on society. Thank you.”</p> <p>Jaycee Chan’s arrest has reportedly been highly publicized in China, with government-run news networks airing <a href="http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-china-jaycee-chan-drug-charges-20140819-story.html#page=1" target="_blank">footage of the raid</a>.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/A_VodmExIpo?rel=0" width="300"></iframe></p>Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/97p67mf2zn4sw<![CDATA['Pretty Little Liars' Recap: Melissa Finally Reveals Her Secret]]>http://uinterview.com/news/pretty-little-liars-recap-melissa-finally-reveals-her-secret-12554<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/pretty-little-liars-recap-melissa-finally-reveals-her-secret-12554'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/0ba57809b8cac5e4579d8e421fd1ed32-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>Melissa revealed her secret and Caleb came clean about Ravenswood in <em>Pretty Little Liars</em>’ “No One Here Can Love or Understand Me.”</p> <h1> Could Ali Be A?</h1> <p>After losing their faith in Ali (<strong>Sasha Pieterse</strong>), Emily (<strong>Shay Mitchell</strong>), Hanna (<strong>Ashley Benson</strong>), Spencer (<strong>Troian Bellisario</strong>) and Aria (<strong>Lucy Hale</strong>) head to the police station to come clean about New York and squash Ali’s kidnapping story. They don’t go through with the plan, however, after a TV screens in the window in an electronics store flash video of Ali sneaking into the Rosewood hospital to visit Hanna, accompanied with the message: “We’re all in this together.” If A releases the video to the police, then they are never going to believe that the girls didn’t know Ali was alive the entire time she was missing. Defeated, Aria and Hanna head home while Spencer and Emily go to the Brew for some comfort coffee drinks.</p> <p>Unable to go to the police and doubtful that Ali is still loyal to them, Emily goes to Ezra (<strong>Ian Harding</strong>). They still have no information on Cyrus and his sudden disappearance after confessing to kidnapping Ali paired with Ali’s sob story has Emily thinking Cyrus was working with Ali the entire time. With no where to turn, she goes to Ezra with a photo of Ali from Noel’s stash, showing her getting money from an ATM. She asks Ezra to do a little digging to see if he can find out anything about Ali’s missing years, including any relationship with Cyrus she may have had. Ezra takes it and returns with a bit more information. Turns out, Ali returned to that same ATM, but this time, she was with Cyrus. Using his investigative skills, Ezra is able to find out that Cyrus, or any of his three known aliases, has been arrested for petty theft among other lesser charges. But there must be something else, something Ali used to blackmail him into risking jail time to give her story credibility.</p> <p>It turns out, Hanna is also suspicious of Ali’s true nature, and she floats the theory that it was Ali who gave them that message, not A. A told Ali that she couldn’t leave Rosewood, but Ali had gone with her dad to escape the kidnapper drama, so what changed? Maybe, Hanna says, Ali made a deal with A that could be costing them everything.</p> <h1> Hanna Stages An Intervention For Caleb</h1> <p>When she’s not worrying about Ali, Hanna is busy worrying about Caleb (<strong>Tyler Blackburn</strong>). After coming home and finding him in bed with a bottle of Vodka, Hanna decides it’s time for an intervention.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/OAZ9lAjRit0?rel=0" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>Spencer calls in Toby (<strong>Keegan Allen</strong>), hoping that Caleb will be willing to talk to his bromantic partner, and the four of them go out to dinner. Despite Hanna’s protests Toby immediately starts questioning Caleb on why he feels he can’t sleep without alcohol and, for a minute, it seems like Toby might be getting through to Caleb, but in the end, Caleb walks out on dinner and shrugs Hanna off when she tries to follow him.</p> <p>Emily is also having problems in the love department. Feeling foolish that she essentially broke up with Paige (<strong>Lindsey Shaw</strong>) for Ali, Emily is trying to figure out how to mend things with her ex. She approaches Paige at school to warn her about Sydney’s relationship with Jenna, and cautions her to keep an eye on Sydney during swim practice. Emily wants to talk, but Paige is busy that night, so they make plans for sometime in the future. Later that night, Emily runs into a very dressed up Paige at the Brew.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NWZMuDHRj-Q" width="300"></iframe></p> <h1> Mona Warns Aria About Ali</h1> <p>At the Montgomery house, Aria finds that Mona (<strong>Janel Parrish</strong>) and Mike (<strong>Cody Christian</strong>) are dating again, and, though she certainly isn’t welcoming to Mona, she forces herself to keep from telling Mike not to see Mona. Her father (<strong>Chad Lowe</strong>) agrees that they need to be mindful of Mona’s relationship with Mike, but cautions Aria against making a big deal out of it, for fear that it will only drive Mike closer to his duplicitous girlfriend. The next day, when Ella is forced to cancel on a family outing, Mona takes her place at a movie-screening event. While Aria sits awkwardly next to her occasional tormentor, she sees Paige who is there with a blonde girl.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/s_Uir_KQs5I" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>In the middle of the screening, Aria whispers something in Mona’s ear, causing her to run to the bathroom and cry. When Mike asks Aria to check on his date, the two girls talk in the bathroom. Mona reveals that she knows some of what happened in New York, but she can guess the rest, and insists again that she is only trying to protect herself from Ali. Aria may not believe her, she says, but when Ali is done with Mona, she will turn on Aria and her friends.</p> <h1> Melissa Buried Bethany Young Alive</h1> <p>At home with Toby, Spencer gets a package from Melissa (<strong>Torrey DeVitto</strong>), who disappeared without saying goodbye. It’s a video confession. Melissa tells her sister that she is in London, but she doesn’t want to leave Spencer in the dark, not anymore. It was her that killed Bethany Young, but not intentionally. The night Ali disappeared, and the night Bethany Young died, Melissa saw Spencer walking around the yard dragging a shovel. In the DiLaurentis backyard, she saw a girl she assumed was Ali, lying unconscious – seemingly dead – on the ground. Melissa immediately thought that Spencer had killed Ali. The girl was lying face down, but she was wearing the exact same clothes Ali had been wearing that night, so Melissa assumed it was Alison and also assumed that she was dead. Without thinking, Melissa buried the girl, only to learn later that it hadn’t been Alison, and that the girl hadn’t been dead when she buried her. She just wanted to protect Spencer.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/mPR8yECcVrY" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>After the awkward movie night, Aria overhears Detective Tanner (<strong>Roma Maffia</strong>) talking to her dad. She tells him that one of the girls is coming clean and has promised to tell the “truth” in a police interview the next day. Aria immediately calls an emergency meeting, and the girls, minus Hanna, meet at Spencer’s. They all insist that they are not the ones going to the police – it must be Ali. After waiting for Hanna to show up, Spencer finally shows the video to Aria and Emily. She thinks Ali must have had something to do with Bethany’s death. How else would Bethany have an exact duplicate of Ali’s clothing that night? And, if Ali is somehow responsible for Bethany’s death, what’s to stop her from telling the police that it was them who killed Bethany?</p> <p>Over at Toby’s cabin, Caleb finally comes clean to Hanna about what happened in Ravenswood, most notably about the releasing of spirits and the swarm of fireflies that came after. He tells her he can’t sleep because he’s worried that Miranda – or her ghost – will come to him in a dream and tell him that she isn’t at peace, and that he sent her somewhere horrible. Hanna manages to calm him down and convinces him that they are going to get through this together; they deserve a happy ending. Outside, fireflies are dancing in the night.</p> <p><em>Pretty Little Liars</em> will air their summer finale Tuesday at 8 p.m. on ABC Family.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kTwd5XIpZpQ?rel=0" width="300"></iframe></p> <p> </p>Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/rw0kitotxog4g4<![CDATA[Julianne Hough Returning To 'Dancing With The Stars' As A Judge - Report]]>http://uinterview.com/news/julianne-hough-returning-to-dancing-with-the-stars-as-a-judge-report-12553<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/julianne-hough-returning-to-dancing-with-the-stars-as-a-judge-report-12553'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/71545443de41917ec7e94a0fcd1487ad-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Julianne Hough</strong>, who first shot to stardom as a dancer on <em>Dancing With the Stars</em>, could become one of the celebrity dancing show’s full-time judges.</p> <h1> Julianne Hough Heading Back To 'DWTS'</h1> <p>Hough is reportedly in talks to <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2014/08/19/julianne-hough-judge-dancing-with-the-stars-dwts-maxim/" target="_blank">become a fourth judge on<em> Dancing With the Stars</em></a>, joining the panel that currently includes <strong>Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba</strong> and <strong>Bruno Tonioli, </strong>according to TMZ. Apparently, Hough and producers are in the process of negotiating a deal for her to fill in the spot that was filled by a series of guest judges last season.</p> <p>Hough created a bit of controversy while serving as one of the guest judges during season 18’s “switch-up” week when she accused <strong>Maksim Chmerkovkiy</strong>, who was normally partnered with<strong> Meryl Davis</strong>, of “phoning in” his dance with <strong>Danica McKellar.</strong> Her brother, <strong>Derek Hough</strong>, who dances on the show, took to his sister’s defense.</p> <p>"I don't think anyone expected her to say that, but <a href="http://www.tvguide.com/News/Dancing-Derek-Hough-1080336.aspx" target="_blank">it's her opinion and it's neither right nor wrong</a>. Judging is subjective," he told <em>TV Guide</em>. "Whether or not you agree with Julianne, I think we can all agree that she definitely leaves her mark when she judges."</p> <h1> Hough's Entertainment Career</h1> <p>Following a stint as one of the Million Dollar Dancers on game show <em>Show Me the Money,</em> Hough joined the cast of professional dancers on <em>Dancing With the Stars</em> in 2007. Incredidly, Hough came in first her first two years on the show – with <strong>Apolo Anton Ohno </strong>and <strong>Hélio Castroneves</strong>. After three more seasons, Hough left the show to pursue a singing and acting career.</p> <p>Hough has released a self-titled studio album and a holiday EP. Her movies include <em>Footloose, Rock of Ages, Safe Haven</em> and <em>Paradise.</em> She’s currently filming <em>Curve</em> with <strong>Teddy Sears, Madalyn Horcher </strong>and<strong> Drew Rausch.</strong></p> <p> </p>Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/7blj2ebqk4n2<![CDATA[Adrianne Palicki Joins 'Agents Of SHIELD' Cast]]>http://uinterview.com/news/adrianne-palicki-joins-agents-of-shield-cast-12552<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/adrianne-palicki-joins-agents-of-shield-cast-12552'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/f7a363da4fcf38a618f3960126d9d7bc-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Adrianne Palicki</strong>, best known for starring on <em>Friday Night Lights</em>, will guest-star on ABC’s <em>Agents of SHIELD.</em></p> <h1> Adrianne Palicki Joins 'SHIELD'</h1> <p><a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/agents-shield-enlists-adrianne-palicki-726118" target="_blank">Palicki will play Marvel superspy Bobbi Morse </a>on <em>Agents of SHIELD</em>, according to <em>The Hollywood Reporter.</em> Palicki, as Bobbi (aka Mockingbird), will first appear on the Marvel series in the fifth episode of its second season. It possibly that Mockingbird will serve as an antagonist to Agent Coulson (<strong>Clark Gregg</strong>) and his team of agents.</p> <p>At Comic-Con earlier this year, <strong>Patton Oswalt</strong>, who plays twins Bill and Sam Koenig on <em>SHIELD</em>, revealed that it was possible that Mockingbird could have a role in the show’s sophomore season. Oswalt had also confirmed that Life Model Decoys are in the <em>SHIELD</em> universe.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/akCVyJ8uziA?rel=0" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>In addition to Palicki, other notable additions to the upcoming season of <em>SHIELD</em> include<strong> Lucy Lawless, Kyle MacLachlan, Reed Diamond</strong> and <strong>Nick Blood</strong>. Lawless will play <em>SHIELD</em> veteran Isabell Hartley, while MacLachlan has been tapped to play Skye’s father. Diamond is taking on the part of Daniel Whitehall aka Kraken and Blood will be a mercenary.</p> <p><em>Agents of SHIELD</em>’s second season will kick off Sept. 23 on ABC at 9/8c.</p>Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/giiv1fd7nj4ksk<![CDATA[Rick Perry Turns Himself In On Abuse Of Power Charges, Smiles For Mugshot]]>http://uinterview.com/news/rick-perry-turns-himself-in-on-abuse-of-power-charges-smiles-for-mugshot-12550<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/rick-perry-turns-himself-in-on-abuse-of-power-charges-smiles-for-mugshot-12550'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/902007eb2623f8c41b91189eba101e8a-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>Texas Gov. <strong>Rick Perry</strong> turned himself in on Tuesday on the abuse of power charges that he’s maintained are untrue.</p> <h1> Rick Perry Booked On Abuse Of Power Charges</h1> <p>Perry arrived at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin to turn himself in and told the crowd outside the building of his intentions to fight the charges. "I'm going to fight this injustice with every fiber of my being. And we will prevail," Perry declared.</p> <p>Sporting a a dark suit, white shirt and pale blue tie, Perry posed for his mugshot without his new signature glasses. The governor, showing his confidence, gave a smirk to the camera.</p> <p>Following his booking, Perry headed for ice cream at Austin’s walk-up eatery Sandy’s – a trip that the politician documented on Twitter.</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>And then, ice cream cone at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Sandy?src=hash">#Sandy</a>'s <a href="http://t.co/rDYW6HvoS5">pic.twitter.com/rDYW6HvoS5</a></p> — Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) <a href="https://twitter.com/GovernorPerry/statuses/501864028764110848">August 19, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <h1> Perry Responds To Indictment</h1> <p>When it was announced last week that the Travis County Grand Jury had found it fit to <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/rick-perry-indicted-on-abuse-of-power-charges-12509" target="_blank">charge Perry with abuse of power </a>for vetoing funds to the office of District Attorney<strong> Rosemary Lehmberg</strong> – who declined to resign after a drunken driving arrest – Perry firmly defended himself in a statement:</p> <p>“As governor, I took an oath to faithfully uphold the constitution of Texas, a pledge that I have kept every day as I've worked on behalf of Texans for the last 14 years. This same constitution clearly outlines the<a href="http://rickperry.org/release/gov-rick-perry-statement-regarding-decision-travis-county-grand-jury" target="_blank"> authority of any governor to veto</a> items at his or her discretion. Just as I have following every legislative session during my service as governor, I exercised this authority to veto funding for an office whose leadership had lost the public's confidence by acting inappropriately and unethically.</p> <p>“I wholeheartedly and unequivocally stand behind my veto, and will continue to defend this lawful action of my executive authority as governor. We don't settle political differences with indictments in this country. It is outrageous that some would use partisan political theatrics to rip away at the very fabric of our state's constitution.</p> <p>“This indictment amounts to nothing more than an abuse of power and I cannot, and will not, allow that to happen. I intend to fight against those who would erode our state's constitution and laws purely for political purposes, and I intend to win. I will explore every legal avenue to expedite this matter and bring it to a swift conclusion. I am confident we will ultimately prevail, that this farce of a prosecution will be revealed for what it is, and that those responsible will be held to account.”</p> <p>Perry, whose 2012 presidential campaign flamed out in the primaries after a series of gaffes, has been floating the idea of making another bid at the presidency in 2016.</p>Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/2a86qbwis59<![CDATA[James Foley, U.S. Journalist, Beheaded By ISIS In Iraq]]>http://uinterview.com/news/james-foley-us-journalist-beheaded-by-isis-in-iraq-12549<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/james-foley-us-journalist-beheaded-by-isis-in-iraq-12549'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/9586a1f87662ef3c8d46ebd52e7c74be-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria (ISIS) militants appeared to behead American freelance journalist James Foley in a video that was released by the group Tuesday.</p> <h1> American Journalist Beheaded</h1> <p>In the Islamic States video, Foley, dressed in an orange prison outfit, is on his knees with his hands tied behind his back. After he delivers a speech likely written for him by his captors and an Islamic State militant says a few words, the <a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/islamic-state-claims-killing-of-american-journalist-james-foley-1408489010" target="_blank">militant appears to behead</a> the innocent journalist, reported the <em>Wall Street Journal.</em></p> <p>The propaganda video begins with a clip of President <strong>Barack Obama’</strong>s announcement earlier this month that the U.S. would be making airstrikes in Iraq. It’s followed up by aerial footage released by the Pentagon that shows where the U.S. military launched airstrikes on the Islamic state militants. Then, Foley, who was kidnapped while reporting in Syria in 2012, is seen on camera in a remote location in the desert.</p> <p>Foley, shot from multiple camera angles, then appears to read off a lengthy statement that was likely penned by his captors. In his statement, he condemns America for the airstrikes against Iraq, which have ultimately sealed his fate. He also implores his brother in the Air Force to reconsider his actions and for his family to see the wrongs of the American military.</p> <p>"I wish I had more time," Foley says. "I wish I could have the hope of freedom and seeing my family again. But that ship has sailed."</p> <h1> Islamic State Threatens U.S., Another Journalist</h1> <p>After Foley stops speaking, a militant, with one hand on his prisoners shoulder and another wielding a knife, begins to speak.</p> <p>“Your military air force has attacked us daily… Your strikes have caused casualties amongst Muslims,” the figure, who speaks English with a British accent says. “Any attempt… to deny the Muslims their right to live in safety under the Islamic caliphate will <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/video-appears-show-beheading-journalist-james-foley-missing/story?id=25043593" target="_blank">result in the bloodshed of your people</a>.”</p> <p>In the closing moments of the video, American freelance journalist <strong>Steven Sotloff</strong> appears in the same orange outfit that Foley had been wearing. The militants threaten that if America continues to launch airstrikes on Iraq, he’ll meet the same end as Foley. Sotloff disappeared last summer from Syria.</p> <p>"We have seen a video that purports to be the murder of U.S. citizen James Foley by (ISIS)," National Security Council spokeswoman <strong>Caitlin Hayden </strong>said. "The intelligence community is working as quickly as possible to determine its authenticity. If genuine, we are appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American journalist and we express our deepest condolences to his family and friends. We will provide more information when it is available."</p> <p>Obama has been briefed on the video, according to White House spokesman <strong>Eric Schultz.</strong></p>Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/fslgorn3ps2v<![CDATA[Taylor Swift Announces New Album '1989,' Drops New "Shake It Off" Music Video]]>http://uinterview.com/news/taylor-swift-announces-new-album-1989-drops-new-shake-it-off-music-video-12535<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/taylor-swift-announces-new-album-1989-drops-new-shake-it-off-music-video-12535'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/95b21635cf67b27e9bea60533e13f30b-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Taylor Swift</strong> announced the title and release date of her upcoming album, <em>1989</em>, on Monday, and the songstress also dropped the music video for her first single off the album, “Shake It Off.”</p> <h1> Taylor Swift New Single "Shake It Off"</h1> <p>Swift, 24, appeared on a Yahoo livestream on Monday to announce the news and debut her new music video. <em>1989 </em>– the year of Swift’s birth and the title of her upcoming album – is set for release on Oct. 27. <em>1989</em> will be Swift’s fifth studio release, and the pop-country darling has dubbed the album her “first documented, official pop album.”</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="225" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nfWlot6h_JM?rel=0" width="400"></iframe></p> <p>While Swift has been straddling the line between pop and country for years, her new single “Shake It Off,” produced by <strong>Max Martin</strong> and <strong>Shellback</strong> marks her complete transition into the pop genre. “Shake It Off,” a feel-good pop anthem, is Swift’s response to all the haters – from those who judge her award-show dancing, to those who dismiss her due to her dating history. “People can say whatever they want about us, at any time," she said. "The only thing we can control is <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/08/18/taylor-swift-shakes-off-country-with-first-pop-album-1989/14256849/" target="_blank">our reaction to that</a>.”</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="true" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="360" mozallowfullscreen="true" scrolling="no" src="https://screen.yahoo.com/video/worldwide-live-stream-yahoo-150000299.html?format=embed" webkitallowfullscreen="true" width="640"></iframe></p> <h1> Taylor Swift New Album <em>1989</em></h1> <p>During her livestream, Swift also unveiled the cover for her upcoming album – a polaroid photo of herself with “T.S. 1989” written on the bottom – and revealed that every physical copy of her album will come with <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/08/18/taylor-swift-yahoo-live-stream/14242387/" target="_blank">a packet of 13 photos</a>, the selection of which will differ among copies.</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Thank you guys for making today unforgettable.(!!!!!!) #1989 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ShakeItOff?src=hash">#ShakeItOff</a> <a href="http://t.co/HdupN0cppT">http://t.co/HdupN0cppT</a></p> — Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) <a href="https://twitter.com/taylorswift13/statuses/501540828880572416">August 19, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p><em>1989</em> is now available for pre-order from Swift’s official website and on iTunes.</p>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/18e3w5j88zc5d<![CDATA[Mara Wilson Writes Touching Blog Post About Robin Williams]]>http://uinterview.com/news/mara-wilson-writes-touching-blog-post-about-robin-williams-12548<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/mara-wilson-writes-touching-blog-post-about-robin-williams-12548'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/06666b0126b05b97cf8a1766df8e1e0b-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>Mara Wilson, who starred alongside <a href="http://uinterview.com/tag/robin-williams" target="_blank">Robin Williams</a> in <em>Mrs. Doubtfire</em>, remembered the late actor in a moving blog post.</p> <h1> Mara Wilson Remembers Robin Williams</h1> <p>Wilson played one of Williams' kids in the popular 1993 family dramedy that featured Williams in one of his best-known roles – a father who disguises himself as an elderly housekeeper/nanny to see his kids after losing custody in a divorce settlement.</p> <p>“He always <a href="http://marawilsonwritesstuff.com/" target="_blank">reminded me a little of my father</a>," wrote Wilson, who was only five while filming <em>Mrs. Doubtfire</em>. "Robin Williams, as I knew him, was warm, gentle, expressive, nurturing and brilliant. While it can be hard for me to remember filming <em>Doubtfire</em>, I've been flooded with memories in the past few days. It's humbling to know I am one of the few people who was there for these moments, that he's no longer around to share them."</p> <p>One of the things that Wilson remembers from working with Williams was how much he improvised on set – including his imitation of a hotdog. "He was a creator as much as a performer," wrote Wilson. "After one of my friends posted Robin's ‘impression of a hot dog' on Facebook, I realized she had no idea that wasn't in the script. […] Sometimes I wonder why they didn't give him at least partial screenwriting credit."</p> <p>Wilson goes on to detail briefly catching up with Williams while he was working on <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/what-dreams-may-come-what-robin-williams-most-spiritual-project-said-about-the-afterlife-12460" target="_blank"><em>What Dreams May Com</em>e</a>, noting how vulnerable he seemed and that, “It was as if I was seeing him for the first time. He was a person now.”</p> <h1> Wilson On 'Doubtfire' Sequel</h1> <p>Wilson also somewhat vaguely addressed the prospect of doing a sequel to<em> Mrs. Doubtfire</em>, which she’d openly stated she <a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=12&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CEwQFjAL&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cinemablend.com%2Fnew%2FMara-Wilson-Shoots-Down-Mrs-Doubtfire-2-Twitter-42611.html&ei=vcjzU4nMMcidygTl7ICwCw&usg=AFQjCNFk0wBpL-nxP38MfcFLdNy4SkR7TQ&bvm=bv.73231344,d.aWw" target="_blank">had no interest in doing.</a></p> <p>"I had thought maybe the next time I saw Robin I would explain myself to him, let him know that I had loved working with him but didn't feel like we could do it again, and that being in major studio films again meant a level of scrutiny I didn't think I could deal with," she wrote. "I wanted to apologize and know he understood. It hurts to know I can't."</p> <p>In conclusion, Wilson shared a sentiment that many who knew Williams have shared since learning of his tragic death; he touched a lot of lives with his generous spirit and dedication to making people laugh. “If you can affect someone when they're young, you are in their heart forever. It is remarkable how many lives Robin touched, and how many people said, just as I had, that he reminded them of their fathers,” wrote Wilson. “I suppose—could I really end this any other way?—we're all his goddamn kids, too."</p>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/fa98lk5cn6<![CDATA[Vanessa Hudgens Calls Austin Butler 'Love Of My Life']]>http://uinterview.com/news/vanessa-hudgens-calls-austin-butler-love-of-my-life-12547<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/vanessa-hudgens-calls-austin-butler-love-of-my-life-12547'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/d807cb2f43e3a033a0d3110487821c98-150x150.jpeg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Vanessa Hudgens</strong> posted a birthday note for her boyfriend <strong>Austin Butler</strong> on Tumblr in which she declared that he’s the love her life.</p> <h1> Vanessa Hudgens Gushes About Austin Butler</h1> <p>Hudgens, 25, wasn’t shy in expressing her feelings for Butler, 23, who starred on the <em>Carrie Diaries</em>. In her belated birthday message for Butler she complimented her boyfriend's, heart, soul, talent and looks – as well as his ability to inspire her.</p> <p>''Yesterday was the<a href="http://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/people/2014/08/18/vanessa-hudgens-austin-butler-is-love-of-my-life/14259193/" target="_blank"> love of my life's birthday. </a>Happy birthday to the man with the kindest heart, beautiful soul, crazy talent and best looks I've ever seen,” Hudgens wrote. ''He never stops inspiring me in every aspect of life and always lifts those around him up higher. I thank god so greatly for blessing the world 23 years ago by creating Austin Butler.''</p> <p>Hudgens' has been dating Butler since 2012.</p> <p>Prior to dating Butler, Hudgen's dated her <em>High School Musical</em> costar <strong>Zac Efron</strong> for years. Their on-off relationship was somewhat tumultuous and reportedly ended due to <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/zac-efron-opens-up-about-addiction-struggles-celebrity-on-running-wild-with-bear-grylls-12290" target="_blank">Efron's substance abuse issues</a>. The actor, who received treatment for abusing alcohol and cocaine is currently rumored to be <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/zac-efron-kisses-michelle-rodriguez-on-mediterranean-vacation-12042" target="_blank">dating <strong>Fast & Furious</strong> star <strong>Michelle Rodrigeuz. </strong></a></p>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/3egtl9hpzq68w<![CDATA[Father Of Two Amish Girls Who Were Allegedly Kidnapped Says He Feels "Sorry" For Suspects]]>http://uinterview.com/news/father-of-two-amish-girls-who-were-allegedly-kidnapped-says-he-feels-sorry-for-suspects-12546<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/father-of-two-amish-girls-who-were-allegedly-kidnapped-says-he-feels-sorry-for-suspects-12546'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/80c2ea018161b675e9c26f6fbfc5e138-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>The father of two Amish girls who were allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted has said he feels “sorry” for the suspects.</p> <h1> Father: Suspects In Daughters' Abduction Are "Sad"</h1> <p>Following the safe return of their two daughters, <strong>Delila Miller</strong>, 7, and <strong>Fannie Miller</strong>, 12, <strong>Mose Miller</strong>, 44, and his wife, <strong>Barbara Miller</strong>, 43, spoke to the press on Sunday at their upstate New York farm.</p> <p>“<a href="http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20140818/NEWS05/140818974" target="_blank">It’s sad</a>. They must have ruined their whole life,” Mr. Miller told the press.</p> <p>Forgiveness is a highly regarded trait of the Amish community, and reports suggest that it is this exercise of forgiveness that prompted these comments, as the Millers have been working with authorities. Meanwhile, Mrs. Miller said she was happy to have two of their 14 children back at home. “We feel relieved we have them. It’s still not like it was,” she said.</p> <h1> Suspects Arrested Alleged Kidnapping Of 2 Amish Girls</h1> <p>The young girls were allegedly kidnapped on Wednesday, Aug. 13 and were found Thursday evening, having either escaped their captors or been released. They somehow ended up at the door of Jeff Stinson, 20 miles away from home. Stinson reportedly recognized the girls from their family roadside vegetable stand, and offered the girls food and water before <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/16/nyregion/upstate-couple-are-accused-of-kidnapping-amish-sisters.html" target="_blank">returning them to their home</a>.</p> <p>According to St. Lawrence County Sheriff <strong>Kevin M. Wells</strong>, the girls were instrumental in the arrest of suspects <strong>Stephen M. Howells II</strong>, 39, and <strong>Nicole F. Vaisey</strong>, 25, who were arraigned on Friday. Howells and Vaisey are currently being held without bail on charges of <a href="http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20140817/NEWS05/140819032" target="_blank">first-degree kidnapping</a>.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/PsrtsYreKSI" width="300"></iframe></p> <h1> Were The Girls Sexually Abused?</h1> <p>Many sources are speculating that the two girls were sexually abused while in the custody of their kidnappers, but Wells refused to confirm or deny the rumors in a press conference on Saturday, Aug. 16. While Wells was hesitant to reveal any details of their capture, he did say that Howells and Vaisey appeared to have simply wanted “take these girls from their home and to victimize them.”</p> <p>Authorities believe that Howells and Vaisey, a couple, took the girls to their home in Hermon, N.Y., and police searched the home for evidence over the weekend. According to St. Lawrence County District Attorney <strong>Mary E. Rain</strong>, authorities expect more charges to be filed against the couple.</p> <p>“We have a very good sense of what happened, but we aren’t giving out details now in order to <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/16/nyregion/upstate-couple-are-accused-of-kidnapping-amish-sisters.html" target="_blank">avoid compromising the investigation</a>,” Rain stated.</p> <p>Reports suggest that the <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/charges-couple-took-intended-hurt-amish-girls-050859167.html" target="_blank">girls were sexually abused</a>. When asked what kind of treatment the girls suffered at the hands of their abductors, Sheriff Wells answered vaguely, saying, “The girls have been victims of crimes.”</p>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/1nztie3fbwxwc8<![CDATA[St. Louis Police Shoot & Kill 23-Year-Old Wielding A Knife 2.5 Miles From Ferguson]]>http://uinterview.com/news/st-louis-police-shoot-and-kill-23-year-old-wielding-a-knife-25-miles-from-ferguson-12545<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/st-louis-police-shoot-and-kill-23-year-old-wielding-a-knife-25-miles-from-ferguson-12545'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/19c672f4c5bb45f2d31e08292cd3bac8-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>St. Louis police officers shot dead a 23-year-old black man who had brandished a knife. The shooting, just 2.5 miles from Ferguson, is already inciting new tensions in the area.</p> <h1> Police Shoot Man 2.5 Miles From Ferguson</h1> <p>The <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/michael-brown-shooting/st-louis-cops-shoot-kill-man-near-ferguson-crowd-gathers-n184216" target="_blank">St. Louis man who was shot and killed</a> by police had allegedly stolen energy drinks and pastries from a nearby convenience store, reported NBC News. Police, responding to a call about the incident, found the man “acting erratically” while walking down the street. Eventually, the man took out a knife. When the two police officers told him to drop it, he did not, which ultimately lead to his shooting.</p> <p>“The suspect, who right now is described as <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/19/us/missouri-police-shooting/index.html" target="_blank">a 23-year-old African American</a>, was acting erratically — walking back and forth up and down the street," St. Louis Police Chief <strong>Sam Dotson</strong> told reporters, according to CNN.</p> <p>"As officers arrived, the suspect turned towards the officers and started to walk towards them clutching his waistband. He then pulled out a knife ... and told the officers, 'Shoot me now. Kill me now,'" the chief said.</p> <p>Witnesses at the scene have corroborated the police report, though they question the officers’ use of deadly force, according to MSNBC reporter <strong>Chris Hayes</strong>. Hayes also tweeted that people in the neighborhood claimed that the man who was shot was “mentally challenged.”</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>People here not disputing the knife, but all asking "why not shoot him in the leg?" "I thought they were supposed to have training"</p> — Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) <a href="https://twitter.com/chrislhayes/statuses/501816224318492672">August 19, 2014</a></blockquote> <p> </p> <p><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Everyone yelling: why not use the taser.</p> — Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) <a href="https://twitter.com/chrislhayes/statuses/501807102890094593">August 19, 2014</a></blockquote> <p> </p> <p><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Neighborhood people saying he was mentally challenged. Saying "Hands up! don't shoot!" Tense bad scene here.</p> — Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) <a href="https://twitter.com/chrislhayes/statuses/501806649796210688">August 19, 2014</a></blockquote> <p> </p> <p><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Following the shooting, a crowd of more than 100 people gathered at the scene. The congregated group was heard chanting, “Hands up! Don’t shoot!,” which has often been heard during the week of protests in Ferguson following the shooting death of the unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Brown's autopsy revealed that he was <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/michael-brown-autopsy-unarmed-teen-shot-at-least-6-times-hands-may-have-been-raised-12518" target="_blank">shot at least six times</a> by Ferguson police officer <strong>Darren Wilson</strong>. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.</p>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/50wt37ql4uck84c<![CDATA[Maine Teen Robert Burt Poses For Mugshot In Custom-Made Mugshot T-Shirt From Previous Arrest]]>http://uinterview.com/news/maine-teen-robert-burt-poses-for-mugshot-in-custom-made-mugshot-t-shirt-from-previous-arrest-12544<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/maine-teen-robert-burt-poses-for-mugshot-in-custom-made-mugshot-t-shirt-from-previous-arrest-12544'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/df743de47f46d41c0c479663357b84b1-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>Maine teenager <strong>Robert Burt</strong> posed for his latest mugshot in a t-shirt he had made featuring a picture of his previous mugshot.</p> <h1> Maine Teen Wears Mugshot T-Shirt In New Mugshot</h1> <p>Burt, 19, arrived at Somerset County Jail in Pittsfield, Me., wearing a bright orange t-shirt <a href="http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/mug-shot-with-mug-shot-shirt-687543" target="_blank">emblazoned with his mugshot </a>from his June 14 arrest for drunk driving. He was returning to the jail to serve a 48-hour sentence for the offense, according to the Smoking Gun.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://server.uinterview.com/cms/uinterview/news/f2a0409cda5d31e879cc9173803103ca.png" style="width: 300px; height: 293px; border-width: 3px; border-style: solid;" /></p> <p><sub><em><strong>Robert Burt drinking night before arrest (Facebook)</strong></em></sub></p> <p>Burt had been <a href="https://www.facebook.com/bobby.burt.10?fref=ts" target="_blank">chronicling his short stint in jail on Facebook</a>, clearly amused about his sentence. “Going to do my 48 hours whoo,” he wrote on Aug. 8. On Aug. 10 he updated his friends, “I’m out b------.” When a pal asked if it was “beer time,” Burt replied, “You know it.”</p> <p>Shortly after his release, Burt took to Facebook to make his meta mugshot his profile picture. Commenting on his own photo, the teen wrote, “It’s the s—t haha.”</p>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/1xkxkqa9702<![CDATA[Lady Gaga Channels Amy Winehouse In Selfie]]>http://uinterview.com/news/lady-gaga-channels-amy-winehouse-in-selfie-12543<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/lady-gaga-channels-amy-winehouse-in-selfie-12543'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/926b2e12d7c3dbf0cbbda2b8ee9bb6ca-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Lady Gaga</strong> caused a bit of a stir on Saturday, when she posted a selfie on Facebook in which the pop star bares an eerie resemblance to the late singer Amy Winehouse.</p> <h1> Lady Gaga Resembles Amy Winehouse In Selfies</h1> <p>In the photo, Lady Gaga shows off her dark hair and wears Winehouse’s trademark thick, winged eyeliner, paired with thick, defined brows.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="348" scrolling="no" src="http://instagram.com/p/rxJL1_pFJ0/embed/" width="300"></iframe></p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="348" scrolling="no" src="http://instagram.com/p/rxMfrVJFAQ/embed/" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>While Gaga is known for constantly changing her look, Winehouse was famous for keeping her look consistent. Winehouse was immediately recognizable for her beehive hair do and thick, black eyeliner.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/TJAfLE39ZZ8?rel=0" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>Fans were quick to spot the resemblance, commenting on the original post and then creating side-by-side comparisons.</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>This look screams Amy Winehouse. So seductive. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MTVHottest?src=hash">#MTVHottest</a> Lady Gaga <a href="http://t.co/J9nkEwJ24z">pic.twitter.com/J9nkEwJ24z</a></p> — JazzyARTRAVER (@MommyMonsterof2) <a href="https://twitter.com/MommyMonsterof2/statuses/500703917231972352">August 16, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <h1> Lady Gaga On Amy Winehouse</h1> <p>Gaga has been open about her love for Winehouse, who died in 2011 of <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/coroner-amy-winehouse-died-from-too-much-alcohol-20112610" target="_blank">excessive alcohol consumption</a>. After Winehouse’s death, Gaga opened up about the influence the jazz and blues singer had on her, telling <em>Rolling Stone</em>, “<a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/exclusive-lady-gaga-says-amy-winehouse-deserved-better-20110802" target="_blank">I’m a huge fan.</a> She was my only hope when I was up and coming. Nobody knew who I was and I had no fans, no record label and everybody, when they met me, said I wasn’t pretty enough or that my voice was too low or strange. They had nowhere to put me. And then I saw her in <em>Rolling Stone</em> and I saw her life. I just remember thinking, ‘Well, they found somewhere to put Amy…’”</p> <p>Perhaps not so coincidentally, Winehouse had been recording jazz duets with <strong>Tony Bennett</strong> prior to her death, and both Winehouse and Gaga were featured on Bennett’s duets compilation <em>Tony Bennett: Duets II</em>.</p> <p>“She was really the best of all the young artists that I met in the current scene in the last 10 or 15 years. She was really <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/exclusive-lady-gaga-says-amy-winehouse-deserved-better-20110802" target="_blank">singing true jazz</a>,” Bennett said of Winehouse following her death.</p> <p>Bennett and Gaga are currently promoting the release of their upcoming jazz album, <em>Cheek to Cheek</em>.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Fg1meK-IgOM" width="300"></iframe></p>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/43bmtdlu54owkk<![CDATA[Zac Efron Runs On 'We Are Your Friends' Set]]>http://uinterview.com/news/zac-efron-runs-on-we-are-your-friends-set-12542<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/zac-efron-runs-on-we-are-your-friends-set-12542'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/1b0fedf16a90a691f61fc1c7fb7ec609-150x150.jpeg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><a href="http://uinterview.com/tag/zac-efron" target="_blank"><strong>Zac Efron</strong></a> worked up a sweat while running on the set of his upcoming feature <em>We Are Your Friends</em> in Los Angeles.</p> <h1> Zac Efron Films 'We Are Your Friends'</h1> <p>Efron, 26, got in a workout while<a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2728371/Zac-Efron-enjoys-vigorous-run-set-latest-movie-We-Are-Your-Friends.html" target="_blank"> filming scenes for his new movie</a>. The <em>Neighbors</em> actor dressed for the running scene in a faded white graphic t-shirt, gray gym shorts, orange sneakers and striped socks. Listening to music, Efron donned a pair of over-ear headphones as he hit the L.A. sidewalks.</p> <p>In <em>We Are Your Friends</em>, Efron plays an aspiring electronic dance music DJ named Cole on the cusp of making it big in the industry. In order to get his big break, he’ll need to produce a hit song that’ll take over the radio.</p> <p>Also starring in the drama is <em>The Hunger Games</em> actor <strong>Wes Bentley</strong>. Bentley will play a successful veteran of the EDM scene that becomes a mentor to Cole. <strong>Emily Ratajkowski</strong>, best known for appearing the music video for<strong> Robin Thicke</strong>’s “Blurred Lines,” will play Efron’s character’s love interest in the movie. <strong>Max Joseph</strong> is directing the picture.</p> <p>After wrapping <em>We Are Your Friends,</em> Efron will begin filming thriller <em>The Associate.</em> In the film, adapted from the <strong>John Grisham</strong> novel of the same name and directed by <strong>Adrian Lyne</strong>, Efron will play Kyle McAvoy. After graduating at the top of his Yale Law School class, Kyle gets wrapped up in dangerous multi-billion dollar case during his first job as a prestige law firm.</p>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/2blcj6pjkkrog<![CDATA[Rob Schneider Suggests Parkinson's Drugs Caused Robin Williams' Suicide]]>http://uinterview.com/news/rob-schneider-suggests-parkinsons-drugs-caused-robin-williams-suicide-12541<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/rob-schneider-suggests-parkinsons-drugs-caused-robin-williams-suicide-12541'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/41dba945990492f65b8f6799b31e29b9-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Rob Schneider</strong> accused pharmaceutical companies of being partly responsible for Robin Williams’ death, claiming drugs to treat Parkinson’s could have caused his suicide.</p> <p>Williams’ widow, <strong>Susan Schneider</strong>, revealed that the comedian had been diagnosed with the “<a href="http://uinterview.com/news/robin-williams-was-sober-in-early-stages-of-parkinsons-disease-says-wife-susan-schneider-12485" target="_blank">early stages of Parkinson’s Disease</a>” prior to his death. In addition, Susan Schneider confirmed that Williams had been battling depression, something Williams’ rep <strong>Mara Buxbaum</strong> had stated when she broke <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/robin-williams-found-dead-at-63-in-apparent-suicide-12437" target="_blank">the news of his passing.</a></p> <h1> Rob Schneider Tweets About Robin Williams</h1> <p>Now, Schneider, who reportedly first met Williams working on <em>Saturday Night Live</em>, has put forth his theory on what caused Williams’ death: drugs. In a series of tweets, Schneider blamed pharmaceutical companies, alleging that suicidal thoughts is a side effect of a drug he claims Williams was taking to treat his Parkinson’s Disease.</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Now that we can talk about it. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RobinWilliams?src=hash">#RobinWilliams</a> was on a drug treating the symptoms of Parkinson's. One of the SIDE-EFFECTS IS SUICIDE!</p> — Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) <a href="https://twitter.com/RobSchneider/statuses/500002957619109889">August 14, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>The Evil pharmaceutical industry ADMITS TO OVER 100,000 people in the USA DIE A YEAR FROM "PRESCRIPTION" DRUGS!! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RobinWilliams?src=hash">#RobinWilliams</a></p> — Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) <a href="https://twitter.com/RobSchneider/statuses/500017455511920640">August 14, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p>Schneider went on to post a few more positive messages about Williams, calling him the Elvis of comedy.</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>If you were ever so lucky as to see Robin Williams live... You have a story to tell your Grand Kids! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RobinWilliams?src=hash">#RobinWilliams</a> was our Elvis!</p> — Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) <a href="https://twitter.com/RobSchneider/statuses/500488392342503425">August 16, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <h1> Friends Blame Parkinson's Drugs For Williams' Death</h1> <p>It’s worth noting that Schneider has not named any drugs in his accusatory tweets, nor is it clear that he would even know what medication Williams was taking at the time of his death. However, Schneider is reportedly not Williams’ only friend to believe that Williams’ Parkinson’s medication might have led to his suicide.</p> <p>“A lot of Robin’s friends are convinced that the cocktail of prescription pills he was on somehow contributed to his mental state deteriorating as quickly as it did. Robin had always suffered from depression and addiction but the diagnosis and treatment of his Parinkson’s was new, as was the <a href="http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2014/08/robin-williams-rob-schneider-parkinsons-disease-suicide/" target="_blank">combination of drugs he was on</a>,” a source told the <em>Daily Mail</em>.</p> <p>Williams’ family has not responded to these claims.</p>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/1hjax0cq9laf<![CDATA[Portia De Rossi Surprises Wife Ellen DeGeneres With Skywriting For Six-Year Anniversary, Fights Breakup Rumors]]>http://uinterview.com/news/portia-de-rossi-surprises-wife-ellen-degeneres-with-skywriting-for-six-year-anniversary-fights-breakup-rumors-12540<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/portia-de-rossi-surprises-wife-ellen-degeneres-with-skywriting-for-six-year-anniversary-fights-breakup-rumors-12540'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/bfa53dc7d357d12f43dfbc1a16e6c402-150x150.jpeg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Portia De Rossi</strong> surprised her wife, talk show host <strong>Ellen DeGeneres</strong>, with a skywriting display for their sixth wedding anniversary.</p> <h1> Portia Surprises Ellen For Anniversary</h1> <p>De Rossi commissioned skywriters to write – simply and fittingly – “six” in the sky to commemorate her six years of marriage to DeGeneres. DeGeneres shared a couple’s selfie with De Rossi on Twitter in which the romantic gesture can be seen in the sky behind them.</p> <p>"Look what my wife did for our wedding anniversary. Six!" DeGeneres captioned the picture.</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Look what my wife did for our wedding anniversary. Six!" <a href="http://t.co/x97HmvnG6Y">pic.twitter.com/x97HmvnG6Y</a></p> — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheEllenShow/statuses/500825413338136576">August 17, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p>In the make-up free photo, both DeGeneres and De Rossi appear as happy as ever, despite the stream of tabloid rumors that have suggested that the couple was <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/did-portia-de-rossi-record-drunken-fights-with-wife-ellen-degeneres-12142" target="_blank">headed for a nasty break up</a>. Earlier this year, DeGeneres decided to address the rumors and profess of her love for De Rossi.</p> <p>"The tabloids had a photo of Portia not wearing her wedding ring. She goes, 'I didn't wear it because when I ride horses and I'm holding the reins, it gives me a blister!'" DeGeneres told <em>People</em> magazine. "The truth is, and this is corny, I<a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20788282,00.html" target="_blank"> fall more in love with Portia all the time</a>. I really do. She surprises me all the time.”</p> <p>DeGeneres added, "It's what anyone experiences when you find that person that gets you, wants to take care of you, wants the best for you. We're really lucky because we know how rare it is."</p>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/hb2e9bhlx<![CDATA[Cameron Tringale Is Disqualified From PGA Championship After Ratting On Himself]]>http://uinterview.com/news/cameron-tringale-is-disqualified-from-pga-championship-after-ratting-on-himself-12539<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/cameron-tringale-is-disqualified-from-pga-championship-after-ratting-on-himself-12539'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/5d0b33e1bd75bb79dac313c0860e37eb-150x150.png' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Cameron Tringale </strong>has been disqualified from the PGA Championship that wrapped up last week after telling on himself for signing off on a potentially incorrect score.</p> <h1> Cameron Tringale Disqualifies Himself</h1> <p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2165814-cameron-tringale-confesses-to-pga-championship-error-loses-more-than-50k" target="_blank">Tringale told the rules committee</a> that it was possible he had whiffed the ball prior to knocking in a putt and therefore may have signed off on an incorrect score, reported Bleacher Report. The incident in question occurred on the 11-hole. On the par-3 hole, Tringale signed for four strokes, but he thinks that it should have been recorded as a 5. He went to the rules committee because he didn’t want there to be any doubt about whether or not the right score was tabulated.</p> <p>"While approaching the hole to tap in my 3-inch bogey putt, the putter swung over the ball prior to tapping in," Tringale said in a statement. "Realizing that there could be the slightest doubt that the swing over the ball should have been recorded as a stroke, I spoke with the PGA of America and shared with them my conclusion that the stroke should have been recorded.”</p> <p>Tringale added, "I regret any inconvenience this has caused the PGA of America and my fellow competitors in what was a wonderful championship."</p> <p>Tingale had tied for 33rd at the PGA Championship at the Valhalla Golf Club. Thought the competition is over, Tringale has been disqualified by the PGA under rule 34-1-iii. As a result of his disqualification, Tringale loses his $53,000 in earnings as well as 37 FedEx Cup points.</p> <p>"We are very <a href="http://espn.go.com/golf/pgachampionship14/story/_/id/11362531/cameron-tringale-disqualified-pga-championship-scorecard-error" target="_blank">appreciative of Cameron coming forward </a>to inform us of this situation," <strong>Kerry Haigh</strong>, PGA of America chief championships officer, said in a statement to ESPN. "It yet again shows the great values and traditions of the game and the honesty and integrity of its competitors.”</p>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/7dawltwrnm8s8<![CDATA[Louisville Purge Hoax Goes Viral, Does Not Cause Violence]]>http://uinterview.com/news/louisville-purge-hoax-goes-viral-does-not-cause-violence-12538<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/louisville-purge-hoax-goes-viral-does-not-cause-violence-12538'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/74f097db0cf568e025585c5e5388b3c9-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>The Louisville Purge hoax failed to incite any bad behavior in Louisville, Ky., on Friday night.</p> <h1> Louisville Purge Hoax</h1> <p>A Louisville teen, inspired by the horror film <em>The Purge</em>, started the hoax on social media, creating and then sharing a fake flyer declaring the Louisville Purge, Friday, Aug. 15, from 8 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. The flier quickly went viral, causing the FBI and local police to worry that some citizens may actually go on a crime spree.</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>These posters were hung up all over Louisville <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LouisvillePurge?src=hash">#LouisvillePurge</a> <a href="http://t.co/NL58X0e9My">pic.twitter.com/NL58X0e9My</a></p> — Jeremy Daugherty (@JDOGdaugherty58) <a href="https://twitter.com/JDOGdaugherty58/statuses/500265498727440384">August 15, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p>In <em>The Purge</em>, and the sequel <em>The Purge: Anarchy</em>, a totalitarian government suspends all laws for one night every year, called ‘the purge,’ in which all crimes are legal.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XzFCDqKE4yA?rel=0" width="300"></iframe></p> <h1> #LouisvillePurge Goes Viral</h1> <p>Social media quickly latched onto the hoax, with ‘Louisville Purge’ trending worldwide over the weekend. People also began tweeting made up stories about a giraffe let loose on the city, or of violence and robberies, and 80,000 people reportedly tuned in to an online police scanner to keep tabs on <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/louisville-purge-hoax-started-teenager-police-article-1.1906062" target="_blank">the Louisville Purge</a>.</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Making my way downtown, walking fast, faces pass and I'm home bound. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LouisvillePurge?src=hash">#LouisvillePurge</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LouisvillePoliceScanner?src=hash">#LouisvillePoliceScanner</a> <a href="http://t.co/Cj2E6KH4v5">pic.twitter.com/Cj2E6KH4v5</a></p> — no lanes (@xGilinslut) <a href="https://twitter.com/xGilinslut/statuses/500536387633176577">August 16, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>not sure if <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/louisville?src=hash">#louisville</a> is still standing after the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/louisvillepurge?src=hash">#louisvillepurge</a>. early pictures show horrible devastation. <a href="http://t.co/qEsZVWU6Xo">pic.twitter.com/qEsZVWU6Xo</a></p> — Sean Callahan (@poetsoup) <a href="https://twitter.com/poetsoup/statuses/500589621626273792">August 16, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LouisvillePurge?src=hash">#LouisvillePurge</a> bruh even the giraffes are turning up, this is crazy 😂 <a href="http://t.co/9OZpOWwr6w">pic.twitter.com/9OZpOWwr6w</a></p> — Abdinoor ² (@abdinoorx2) <a href="https://twitter.com/abdinoorx2/statuses/500512539671666690">August 16, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p>The Louisville Metro Police told the public that they identified a local teen as the source of the hoax. The young teen reportedly tweeted out the idea of a Louisville Purge, writing, “Whos trying get a Louisville Purge started with me?” on Aug. 10. Because his original posting was not threatening, police say <a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2014/08/16/aftermath-louisville-purge/14169789/" target="_blank">he will not face charges</a>, though he is facing disciplinary action from the Jefferson County Public Schools. The teen has reportedly apologized for the incident, claiming he never expected it to go viral.</p> <p>“We’re going to take any threat that we receive seriously, particularly one that encourages and <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/louisville-purge-hoax-started-teenager-police-article-1.1906062" target="_blank">incites violence against our community</a>,” said Louisville Metro Police spokesman <strong>Phil Russell</strong> said.</p> <h1> Louisville Purge Did Not Inspire Crime</h1> <p>Luckily, nobody took the hoax seriously, and so far there have been no crimes related to the Louisville Purge. However, local businesses lost money as a result of the hoax and a few events were rescheduled as a precaution. Furthermore, people who made violent threats on Twitter regarding the Louisville Purge could face criminal charges. However, many Twitter users who participated in the #LouisvillePurge posted nonviolent crime ideas as a joke, like borrowing a neighbor’s WiFi.</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>I'm gonna go to walmart tonight and go to the "10 items or less" isle with 11 items. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LouisvillePurge?src=hash">#LouisvillePurge</a></p> — Damon (@Damon_UofL) <a href="https://twitter.com/Damon_UofL/statuses/500429727061274625">August 15, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>If any <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LouisvillePurge?src=hash">#LouisvillePurge</a> people break into my house, there's a bunch of laundry to fold in the basement. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/letsworktogether?src=hash">#letsworktogether</a></p> — Creig Ewing (@acewing) <a href="https://twitter.com/acewing/statuses/500431849630736385">August 16, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p> </p>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/sq69lv08pvyp<![CDATA[Elin Nordegren Is Single, Breaks Up With Billionaire Chris Cline]]>http://uinterview.com/news/elin-nordegren-is-single-breaks-up-with-billionaire-chris-cline-12537<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/elin-nordegren-is-single-breaks-up-with-billionaire-chris-cline-12537'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/66cdd28240ff2a31b6a3dd7a0502acdf-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Tiger Wood</strong>’s ex-wife <strong>Elin Nordegren</strong> is single once again after splitting from her billionaire boyfriend <strong>Christopher Cline.</strong></p> <h1> Elin Nordegren, Christoper Cline Split</h1> <p>Nordegren and Cline, a 54-year-old coal tycoon, reportedly spit up over the weekend, according to the <em>New York Post. </em>"They <a href="http://pagesix.com/2014/08/15/elin-nordegren-flees-to-hamptons-after-split-with-chris-cline/" target="_blank">didn't spend enough time together</a>," a source told the paper. "He has a thriving business and has been traveling a lot."</p> <p>Following the split, Nordegren, 34, headed to the Hamptons with some girlfriends for a low-key getaway. “She flew in for just the weekend,” an insider said to Page Six. “She is single again and hotter than ever.” The group planned to head to the beach, do some shopping and indulge at the local eateries.</p> <p>Nordegren and Cline first began dating in March 2013. "They can be <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/tiger-woods-lindsey-vonn-double-date-with-elin-nordegren-chris-cline-2014244" target="_blank">a happy foursome</a> now that Elin has a guy even richer than Tiger," an insider told <em>Us Weekly</em> in April, referring to Woods and his girlfriend, Olympic skier <strong>Lindsey Vonn.</strong></p> <p>In the years since Nordegrena and Wood’s explosive split, the couple has managed to develop an amicable relationship that centers around their two children – daughter <strong>Sam</strong>, 6, and son <strong>Charlie</strong>, 5.</p> <p>“My relationship with Tiger is <a href="http://www.people.com/article/elin-nordegren-talks-tiger-woods-first-time" target="_blank">centered around our children</a> and we are doing really good -- we really are -- and I am so happy that this is the case. He is a great father,” Nordegren, who recently graduated from Rollins College, told <em>People</em> earlier this year.</p>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/1dj4kd8y52m8sgs<![CDATA[Chris Christie Dances With Jamie Foxx At Hamptons Benefit]]>http://uinterview.com/news/chris-christie-dances-with-jamie-foxx-at-hamptons-benefit-12536<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/chris-christie-dances-with-jamie-foxx-at-hamptons-benefit-12536'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/bdcc1f33f2de124fb0e0600731adebbf-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>New Jersey Gov.<strong> Chris Christie</strong> showed off his dancing skills at the Apollo Theater fundraiser hosted by <strong>Jamie Foxx</strong> over the weekend in the Hamptons.</p> <h1> Chris Christie Dances At Fundraiser</h1> <p>While enjoying the concert from the audience, <a href="http://pagesix.com/2014/08/17/chris-christie-busts-out-wild-dance-moves-at-hamptons-party/" target="_blank">Christie was called up on stage </a>by Foxx, who said, “Christie, I know you got a dance in you,” according to the <em>New York Post.</em> Being a good sport and taking up the challenge, Christie climbed up and busted a few moves for the audience. Joining him onstage – in addition to <strong>Paul McCartney </strong>and <strong>Spike Lee</strong> – was Sen. <strong>John McCain.</strong></p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="225" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/reK2Nd0WYKA?rel=0" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>“Its always the ones you don’t expect,” Foxx told Page Six about the people who dance at the benefit. “Republicans love to dance — in the Hamptons.” Incidentally, last year <a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/click/2013/08/colin-powell-dances-to-daft-punks-get-lucky-171279.html" target="_blank"><strong>Colin Powell</strong> made headlines </a>with his dance at the event.</p> <p>Christie was invited to the benefit by New Jersey native <strong>Jon Bon Jovi</strong>, who performed during the night. There were also performances by<strong> Gladys Knight, Sting</strong> and <strong>Pharrell Williams.</strong></p> <p><strong>Barbara Streisand, James Brolin, Jack Nicholson, Anjelica Huston, Robert De Niro, Howard Stern</strong> and <strong>Harvey Weinstein</strong> were among the guests that were present at the fundraiser, which raised $4 million for the Apollo.</p>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/7nrjbkv1eio0goo<![CDATA[David Letterman Remembers Robin Williams In 10-Minute Tribute]]>http://uinterview.com/news/david-letterman-remembers-robin-williams-in-10-minute-tribute-12534<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/david-letterman-remembers-robin-williams-in-10-minute-tribute-12534'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/9e216fff34e8529e281d4dd51f86bd86-150x150.png' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>David Letterman </strong>dedicated 10 minutes of his show to giving a moving tribute to late comedian and actor <a href="http://uinterview.com/tag/robin-williams" target="_blank">Robin Williams</a>, who the <em>Late Show </em>host had known for 38 years.</p> <h1> David Letterman's Robin Williams Tribute</h1> <p>Letterman, 67, revealed on the<em> Late Show </em>Monday night that he first met Williams when the two of them were up and coming comics trying to make it in Los Angeles performing at The Comedy Store. When Williams was first introduced, Letterman was so blown away by Williams that he was too intimidated to talk to him.</p> <p>“All of a sudden he comes up on stage and you know what it is. It's like nothing we had ever seen before—nothing we had ever imagined before,” Letterman said. “We go home at night and are writing our little jokes about stuff, and this guy comes in and we're like morning dew—this guy's like a hurricane. And now, the longer he's on stage, the worse we feel about ourselves. Because it's not stopping!"</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/4bVgilYncao?rel=0" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>Not long after making his debut at The Comedy Store, Williams landed a part on <em>Happy Days</em> and later a starring role on the spinoff <em>Mork & Mindy.</em> Though he achieved an incredible amount of success, Williams never boasted of his unique talents. "He was always so gracious, and we would talk about the old times, and never did he act like, 'Oh, I knew you guys were scared because I was so good,’” said the <em>Late Show</em> host. “It was just pleasure to know the guy. He was a gentleman and delightful."</p> <p>Over the course of his stellar career, Williams made 50 appearances on Letterman’s show. Letterman admitted that when Williams was on, he could more or less take the night off, letting him carry the interview. Furthermore, shows with Williams on the bill always seemed to cause a spike in the ratings.</p> <p>"People were drawn to him because of this electricity, this whatever it was that he radiated that propelled him and powered him," said Letterman. "Beyond being a very talented man and a good friend and a gentleman, I am sorry I—like everybody else—had no idea that the man was in pain and that the man was suffering. What a guy."</p> <p> </p>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/16vhloqavc2<![CDATA[Why Sia Doesn't Show Her Face]]>http://uinterview.com/news/why-sia-doesnt-show-her-face-12533<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/why-sia-doesnt-show-her-face-12533'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/025937b9e264bb66bddc5c13ea236faf-150x150.jpeg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Sia</strong>, full name <strong>Sia Furler</strong>, songwriter to the stars, became an accidental superstar, and so, has decided to conceal her face from the public, instead choosing to be identified with a blonde bob.</p> <h1> Sia Was Ready To Retire From Performing</h1> <p>Sia, 38, has been a recording artist since the late ‘90s, and had decided to retire and focus on her career as a songwriter when <strong>David Guetta</strong> released their smash hit “Titanium” with her vocals without telling her.</p> <p>“And I never even knew it was gonna happen, and I was really upset. Because I had just retired, I was trying to be a pop songwriter, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/07/08/329500971/a-reluctant-star-sia-deals-with-fame-on-her-own-terms" target="_blank">not an artist</a>,” Sia insisted in an interview with NPR.</p> <h1> Sia And The Blonde Bob</h1> <p>Because of her successful career as a songwriter – Sia is the brain behind Beyoncé’s hit “Pretty Hurts” and Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” among others – Sia has the power to dictate her image, and, for now, that means she is not contractually obligated to promote her music, nor is she touring. So, when she decided she would no longer show her face to the press, she did. Sia’s recent hit, “Chandelier” features Dance Moms’ <strong>Maddie Ziegler </strong>wearing a blonde wig as a surrogate Sia, and, similarly, instead of featuring a portrait of the artist herself, Sia’s newest album, <em>1000 Forms of Fear</em> – her first since 2010 – features the blonde bob wig on the cover.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/2vjPBrBU-TM?rel=0" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>“I guess a year and a half ago, maybe I was meditating and I thought, oh, I’ll just be the blonde bob,” Sia revealed to NPR.</p> <p>Promoting her single “Chandelier,” Sia performed live on <em>Ellen</em>, standing in a corner with her back to the audience as Ziegler re-created the music video, dancing around in that blonde bob wig. And when Sia appeared on <em>Late Night with Seth Meyers</em>, she recruited her famous friend <strong>Lena Dunham</strong> to perform interpretive dance, again, wearing the blonde bob wig.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Sj757ishXnQ?rel=0" width="300"></iframe></p> <h1> Sia Doesn't Want To Be A Celebrity</h1> <p>Sia says she is choosing not to publicize her image because she doesn’t want to be famous, telling <em>New York Times Magazine</em>, “I just wanted to have <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/20/magazine/sia-furler-the-socially-phobic-pop-star.html?_r=0" target="_blank">a private life</a>. Once, as my friend was telling me they had cancer, someone came up and asked, in the middle of the conversation, if they could take a photograph with me.”</p> <p>Sia’s decision to hide her face from the public, however, might be considered too little, too late, as she is already a recognizable face, having done press before. She even appeared on a few episodes of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Az_5GfAQ4Y" target="_blank">NBC’s <em>The Voice</em></a> as a mentor for <strong>Christina Aguilera</strong>’s team.</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Aussie singer <a href="https://twitter.com/Sia">@Sia</a> goes <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/vegan?src=hash">#vegan</a> & shines bright like a diamond! More celeb <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/veg?src=hash">#veg</a> news: <a href="http://t.co/GEOEgmcbmH">http://t.co/GEOEgmcbmH</a> <a href="http://t.co/XPS2qICkiI">pic.twitter.com/XPS2qICkiI</a></p> — PETA (@peta) <a href="https://twitter.com/peta/statuses/467410166485229568">May 16, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p>Despite the fact that Sia has already led a long career with her face in front of the camera, she insists on never allowing the press to see her face again. In a recent, on-camera interview with ABC’s <em>Nightline</em>, Sia performed the entire interview with her back to the camera, only showing off her sleek blonde bob.</p> <p>“I don’t want to be famous, or recognizable. I don’t want to be critiqued about the way that I look on the Internet…. I’ve been writing pop songs for pop stars for a couple years and see what their lives are like and that’s just <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/sia-reveals-scenes-drama-song-pretty-hurts/story?id=24685078" target="_blank">not something I want</a>,” Sia explained.</p>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/2ykmtaj1zhycsco0c<![CDATA[Don Pardo, Famed 'Saturday Night Live' Announcer, Dies At 96]]>http://uinterview.com/news/don-pardo-famed-saturday-night-live-announcer-dies-at-96-12532<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/don-pardo-famed-saturday-night-live-announcer-dies-at-96-12532'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/070303284cae78d3d1371fd1bd8a2b39-150x150.png' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>Don Pardo, the legendary <em>Saturday Night Live </em>announcer, who announced the start of the NBC sketch show for more than three decades, has died. He was 96.</p> <h1> 'SNL's Don Pardo Dies</h1> <p><a href="http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-don-pardo-20140819-story.html" target="_blank">Pardo died on Monday night,</a> according to NBC spokesman <strong>Rich Licata</strong>, who did not give a cause of death. However, it’s possible that a broken hip the announcer suffered last year could have been a factor.</p> <p><em>Saturday Night Live</em> was Pardo’s longest-running announcing gig, beginning in October of 1975 and continuing till his death. For the first ever <em>NBC’s Saturday Night</em> show, Pardo announced from backstage: "<em>NBC's Saturday Night.</em> Starring George Carlin. With Janis Ian and Billy Preston. A film by Albert Brooks. Jim Henson's Muppets. The Not for Ready Prime Time Players. And comedians Valri Bromfield, Andy Kaufman. Ladies and gentleman, George Carlin!"</p> <p>With the exception of <em>Saturday Night Live</em>’s seventh season, Pardo was the voice of <em>SNL</em>. Even after he retired as an NBC staff announcer – which he’d served as since 1944 – and moved to Tucson, he continued to announce for <em>SNL</em> at creator <strong>Lorne Michaels</strong>’ request. The cast<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wcfXFVSE-8" target="_blank"> celebrated the beloved announcer’s 90th birthday</a> on stage following a show in 2008, where he received a kiss from <strong>Tina Fey </strong>and successfully blew out all 90 candles.</p> <p>During his long tenure at NBC, Pardo announced radio shows <em>Front Page Farrell </em>and <em>Pepper Young’s Family</em> and went on to announce for the original <em>The Price is Right</em> and <em>Jeopardy</em>. He also read off the first news bulletin on NBC that announced President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963.</p> <p>Pardo was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in 2010. He celebrated his 70th anniversary with NBC this past June.</p> <p>Pardo was predeceased by his wife, Kay, in 1995.</p>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/9idak26a834ssosw8<![CDATA[VIDEO: Ben Winchell & Ana Villafane On 'Max Steel']]>http://uinterview.com/videos/ben-winchell-and-ana-villafane-on-max-steel<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/videos/ben-winchell-and-ana-villafane-on-max-steel'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/video_thumbnail/f807698fa4ce3331f57c201139995a36-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Ben Winchell</strong> and <strong>Ana Villafane</strong> are bringing a lesser-known superhero from the comic book world to the big screen with <em>Max Steel</em>, set for release next fall. Winchell plays Max Steel, a unique superhero who is actually two people (Max and Steel) joined as one. Max is a common teenager going through his everyday struggles while Steel is his alien partner. “What makes them unique and what makes it different from every other superhero I feel has been out there, is if Max didn't have Steel, Max wouldn't be a superhero,” said Winchell in an exclusive interview with uInterview at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. “Max is just a kid who has this energy running through him, that if he didn't have Steel there with him he would just explode and die.”</p> <p>Villafane plays Sofia, a girl from Max's new school who befriends Max and assists him through his struggles as Max Steel. “She finds him mysterious, she thinks that there's something more to him and she wants to find out what that might be,” Villafane told uInterview. “So she instigates this relationship to start, and this friendship which ends up benefitting him a lot as he goes through his adventure of becoming Max Steel.”<br /> </p>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/74lab7tag0wa<![CDATA[Upcoming Video: Brenton Thwaites On 'The Giver']]>http://uinterview.com/videos/<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/videos/'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/upcoming_video/9a4a0c77024f5d73e338774f913adf20-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>Sunmit your questions now for <em>The Giver </em>star <strong>Brenton Thwaites</strong>!</p>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/1m0m5492<![CDATA[Chris Pratt Shares A Glimpse Of His Homeless Past]]>http://uinterview.com/news/chris-pratt-shares-a-glimpse-of-his-homeless-past-12522<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/chris-pratt-shares-a-glimpse-of-his-homeless-past-12522'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/c388a5e02247aba24e4dcb8496041ab3-150x150.jpeg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Chris Pratt</strong>, before he was a successful TV and film actor, was homeless and living in Maui.</p> <h1> Chris Pratt's Homeless Past</h1> <p>Pratt shared a picture of a van – complete with a decal of Shaggy and Scooby-Doo – that he lived out of when he was homeless before he made it big as an actor. “Can’t believe I found this picture!!!!This is the van I lived in!!!” Pratt captioned the throwback snap on Facebook. “In my hand is the script for the movie that got me out of Maui. Crazy.”</p> <p>After leaving high school, Pratt headed to Maui where a friend of his was living at the time. ”I had a friend who was like, ‘Dude, you’ve got to come out here,”’ Pratt told <em>Entertainment Weekly</em>. ”We set up camp on the beach and <a href="http://popwatch.ew.com/2014/08/17/chris-pratt-van-photo/" target="_blank">lived the dream</a>.”</p> <div> <div id="fb-root"> </div> <script>(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script></div> <div> <div class="fb-post" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/PrattPrattPratt/photos/a.737716166260215.1073741827.116470741718097/821188521246312/?type=1" data-width="350"> <div class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PrattPrattPratt/photos/a.737716166260215.1073741827.116470741718097/821188521246312/?type=1">Post</a> by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PrattPrattPratt">Chris Pratt</a>.</div> </div> </div> <div> </div> <p>While living in Maui, Pratt made ends meet with a job at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. While working at the<em> Forrest Gump</em>-themed chain, Pratt waited on director<strong> Rae Dawn Chong.</strong> Chong ended up giving Pratt a part in <em>Cursed Part 3 </em>– the movie whose script Pratt is holding up in the picture.</p> <p>Pratt went on to land a series regular role on <em>Everwood</em>, which ran from 2002-2006. He followed that up with a guest arc on<em> The O.C. </em>and movie roles in <em>Wanted, Bride Wars, Jennifer’s Body, Moneyball</em> and <em>Zero Dark Thirty.</em> Pratt is now best known for playing Andy Dwyer on <em>Parks and Recreation</em> and Peter Quill in <a href="http://uinterview.com/tag/guardians-of-the-galaxy" target="_blank"><em>Guardians of the Galaxy</em></a>, which is currently in theaters.</p>Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/1tz4hp1axrd4a<![CDATA[Emblem3 Does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Naked; More Celeb Videos]]>http://uinterview.com/news/emblem3-does-als-ice-bucket-challenge-naked-more-celeb-videos-12531<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/emblem3-does-als-ice-bucket-challenge-naked-more-celeb-videos-12531'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/3eb38dbada4f8474aae53ad34433eae5-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>Countless celebrities have taken on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but Emblem3 members <strong>Wesley Stromberg</strong> and <strong>Keaton Stromberg</strong> decided to raise the stakes by performing the challenge naked.</p> <h1> Emblem3 Does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Naked</h1> <p>Emblem3 were challenged Sunday, and they made a deal with their fans: if they made it to 1 million followers on Twitter, they would do the Ice Bucket Challenge naked. The musical brothers hit 1 million and quickly followed through on their promise, posting a series of 3 Instagram videos in which they accepted and completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The second video, in which the brothers strip down and get doused in ice water, was quickly removed from Instagram – presumably for nudity – so the boys uploaded videos to their official Vine and YouTube accounts.</p> <p>NSFW:<br /> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ouw00YkRLz0?rel=0" width="300"></iframe></p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>- Sorry Instagram deleted our naked <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IceBucketChallenge?src=hash">#IceBucketChallenge</a>! 😂 We'll be posting it on YouTube later! Love you guys!</p> — EMBLEM3 (@EmblemThree) <a href="https://twitter.com/EmblemThree/statuses/501159422421635072">August 18, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p>After completing the challenge, Emblem3 challenged three others to take part: <strong>Oprah Winfrey</strong>, <strong>Demi Lovato</strong> and 5 Seconds of Summer – both Winfrey and Lovato have already taken part in the challenge.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="348" scrolling="no" src="http://instagram.com/p/rvf4MayS5p/embed/" width="300"></iframe></p> <p> </p> <div id="fb-root"> </div> <script>(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script><br /> <div class="fb-post" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152700825619756" data-width="350"> <div class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152700825619756">Post</a> by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DemiLovato">Demi Lovato</a>.</div> </div> <p> </p> <h1> ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Raises Millions</h1> <p>The <a href="http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html" target="_blank">ALS Ice Bucket Challenge</a>, created by people touched by the disease, began as an outreach challenge to raise awareness for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and raise money for the ALS Association. The premise is simple: if you are challenged, you have 24 hours to either dump a bucket of ice water on your head or donate money – preferably $100 – to the ALS Association. As the challenge grew, it soon reached celebrities, and everyone from <strong>Bill Gates</strong> to <strong>Taylor Swift</strong> have accepted the challenge and donated.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/FS8PHyZoah4?rel=0" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>Some celebrities have decided to forgo the ice bucket, opting to only donate instead. After being nominated by <strong>Lena Dunham</strong>, <em>Girls</em> co-star and Broadway star <strong>Andrew Rannells</strong> made fun of his peers for dumping cold water on themselves, saying, “Some of you fools dump ice on your head, some of you go to this website [ALSA.org] and give some cash!”</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="348" scrolling="no" src="http://instagram.com/p/rzoFSJMbl_/embed/" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>According to the ALS Association, the Ice Bucket Challenge has resulted in an unprecedented amount of donations. From July 29 to Monday, Aug. 18, the ALS Association has reportedly <a href="http://www.alsa.org/news/media/press-releases/ice-bucket-challenge-0818.html" target="_blank">received $15.6 million in donations</a>, more than 10 times the amount raised in the same period last year ($1.8 million). The organization also revealed that during the past two weeks, they have received donations from 307,598 new donors, in addition to existing donors.</p> <p>ALS Association President and CEO <strong>Barbara J. Newhouse</strong> thanked donors and Ice Bucket Challenge participants in a statement. Newhouse also described how the surge in donations will be used to fight ALS and help families and caregivers affected.</p> <p>“Never before have we been in a better position to fuel our fight against this disease. Increased awareness and unprecedented financial support will enable us to think outside the box. We will be able to strategize about efforts in ways that previously would not have been possible, all while we work to fulfill and enhance our existing mission priorities nationwide,” <a href="http://www.alsa.org/news/archive/whats-next-for-als.html" target="_blank">Newhouse wrote</a>.</p> <h1> Best Of Celebrity Ice Bucket Challenge:</h1> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0fmmoHmpT70" width="300"></iframe><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/b_kdke345NQ" width="300"></iframe><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/k9cJhiplS0c" width="300"></iframe><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/I_YChPGQels" width="300"></iframe><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XS6ysDFTbLU" width="300"></iframe></p>Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/1hpfbr8i1bk<![CDATA[Derek Jeter's Likeness Etched Into Five-Acre Cornfield]]>http://uinterview.com/news/derek-jeters-likeness-etched-into-five-acre-cornfield-12530<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/derek-jeters-likeness-etched-into-five-acre-cornfield-12530'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/d73e25fce399a7c3e9ef130115c03bd0-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Derek Jeter</strong>’s face can currently be seen by flying over a New Jersey cornfield that’s been mowed to bear the likeness of the New York Yankee.</p> <h1> Derek Jeter Corn Maze</h1> <p>The Jeter tribute has been carved into a five-acre corn maze at VonThun Farms in South Brunswick, N.J. Though the family that runs the farm initially planned to go with a fall theme with pumpkins and a tractor cut into the field, they ultimately went with the suggestion to turn the maze into a tribute to the popular athlete.</p> <p>"We are right in the middle of Yankees territory," <strong>Cindy VonThun</strong> told the <em>Star-Ledger.</em> "No matter which way you turn, <a href="http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2014/08/derek_jeter_corn_maze_south_brunswick.html" target="_blank">everybody just loves Derek Jeter.</a> He's just the all-around good guy."</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://server.uinterview.com/cms/uinterview/news/a6017ec1e5588c897fc2f48c42e0788f.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 238px; border-width: 3px; border-style: solid;" /></p> <p>VonThun farms previously had their maze designed as a tribute to the Rutgers University football team, which led to a visit from the Scarlet Night mascot and the starting quarterback at the time. When asked if Jeter will be paying the farm a visit this fall after the maze opens, VonThun is hopeful.</p> <p>"Wouldn't that be awesome?" VonThun said. "You know how many people have said that to me? 'Is he going to come?'"</p> <p>Jeter, 40, has been playing shortstop for the Yankees since 1995. He announced in February of this year that he would be <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/derek-jeter-retiring-from-baseball-after-2014-mlb-season-10487" target="_blank">retiring from playing professionally</a> following the 2014 MLB season.</p>Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/viqgw266owcd<![CDATA[Big Ben's Clocks Get Cleaned]]>http://uinterview.com/news/big-bens-clocks-get-cleaned-12529<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/big-bens-clocks-get-cleaned-12529'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/840ce7b3542d59329008d0d30aaa49ca-150x150.jpeg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>Workers were photographed cleaning the clock faces outside of London’s iconic Big Ben landmark atop the Elizabeth Tower on Monday.</p> <h1> Big Ben's Clocks Cleaned</h1> <p>The clock’s cleaners headed up the Elizabeth Tower Monday to perform routine upkeep on the London fixture. The four men abseiled from windows above the clock and were secured in harnesses for the risky maintenance job. While they work, <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-28838218" target="_blank">Big Ben will continue to chime </a>but the clock will hold still at 12 o’clock, reported the BBC.</p> <p>The abseilers will tackle the four faces of he clock one day at a time. Since the glass is very thin, the cleaners have to tend to the 312 individual pieces of opal glass slowly and carefully. While the clock face is cleaned and the clock is frozen, clock smiths work on its internal mechanics.</p> <p><script height="169px" width="300px" src="http://player.ooyala.com/iframe.js#ec=U5OGdwbzrgvsrYVD3N6vsZkBsvo05qnx&pbid=ZTIxYmJjZDM2NWYzZDViZGRiOWJjYzc5"></script></p> <p>"It's one of the pinnacles for any abseiler to be <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11041127/Big-Ben-gets-its-annual-clean.html" target="_blank">cleaning such a famous structure</a>," abseiler <strong>Paul Harrison</strong> told the <em>Telegraph</em>. "It's one of the most prestigious structures in the world... we're very proud to be working on it."</p> <p>The Big Ben clock has been telling time in Westminster, London since 1859. Originally, the tower that houses the Big Ben bell and clock was simply known as Clock Tower, but was r<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-19570508" target="_blank">enamed in honor of Queen Elizabeth</a> at her Jubilee in 2012. It is the largest four-faced chiming clock tower in the world.</p> <div> </div>Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/f0oqb4qeha808<![CDATA[Travis Wall Talks 'So You Think You Can Dance,' Picks Favorite Routine In Exclusive Interview]]>http://uinterview.com/news/travis-wall-talks-so-you-think-you-can-dance-picks-favorite-routine-in-exclusive-interview-12527<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/travis-wall-talks-so-you-think-you-can-dance-picks-favorite-routine-in-exclusive-interview-12527'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/2596eb9f5d395f3f8ea4bd66743ea5d0-150x150.jpeg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Travis Wall</strong> dished on his long history on <em>So You Think You Can Dance </em>and how his choreography always makes viewers cry in an exclusive interview with uInterview.</p> <h1> Exclusive Interview With Travis Wall</h1> <p>Wall, 26, has been a choreographer on Fox’s <em>So You Think You Can Dance </em>for the past five years, but he was also a finalist on the show’s second season in 2006. In his time as a contestant, Wall was featured in one of the most beloved <em>SYTYCD</em> dances, known as ‘<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXPc-HNh-Js" target="_blank">the Bench Routine</a>.’</p> <p>Wall recently returned to the stage, performing his Emmy-nominated routine “Wicked Game” alongside Season 10 winner Amy Yakima. “I had a blast doing it,” Wall told uInterview.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/khvcCpoFszM?rel=0" width="300"></iframe></p> <h1> Travis Wall On Emotional Choreography</h1> <p>“Wicked Game” might just be one of Wall’s favorite pieces from his catalogue, though he revealed to uInterview that the dance he choreographed for his mother in 2009 is also a favorite of his.</p> <p>“[It’s] really hard to pick a favorite. I really do love “Wicked Game” but then I also love the “Fix You” piece I did for my mother. [“Fix You”] is so personal to me, and I was so young when I choreographed that. I was 23 and that got me nominated for my first Emmy,” Wall said.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/do2vmsmdwlk?rel=0" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>When asked what inspires Wall to present such personal choreography to the world, Wall explained that he is always striving to convey real emotion. “It’s a way of releasing emotion. Especially if it comes from some place, it requires a certain movement. Sometimes it can require a story, sometimes I’ll make up a story. I try to do a little bit of everything, where I’ll make or write a story, and I’ll really portray what’s happening and it’s more real that way. It’s something that’s really happened and that’s really true,” Wall explained to uInterview.</p> <p>It’s no surprise, then, that fans are constantly telling him, “You made me cry,” when they finally meet him. It’s a compliment Wall embraces: “People are very vulnerable when they watch dance, which is great because I guess that means we’re doing a good job. It’s so beautiful that you can be affected by something by just watching somebody. That’s really beautiful.”</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aA0B0UUBMSk?rel=0" width="300"></iframe></p> <h1> Shaping Sound</h1> <p>Wall has earned a total of four Emmy nominations – three for his work on <em>SYTYCD</em> and one for <em>Dancing With The Stars</em> – and has founded his own dance company, <a href="http://www.shapingsoundco.com" target="_blank">Shaping Sound</a>. Wall told uInterview that Shaping Sound is currently gearing up for their fall tour, and he couldn’t be more excited.</p> <p>“We’re going to about <a href="http://www.shapingsoundco.com/tourschedule" target="_blank">40 cities</a> and you definitely want to see us on the road. The cast is ridiculous. It’s going to be spectacular, and it’s going to be the best one yet, so we are so excited to perform,” Wall told uInterview.</p> <p>Read the <a href="http://uinterview.com/uqa/travis-wall-on-so-you-think-you-can-dance" target="_blank">entire interview here</a>.</p>Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/1dk56g2ix3lp/73bfnbgkpf4sk/13jrye8ekog04co/5n05qsmqiokcg84c/3tjs7kka38qogg