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Harry Styles Talks Showing His ‘Bum Bum’ On Film, Denies ‘Daylight’ Is About Taylor Swift On Howard Stern

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Harry Styles visited Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show on Wednesday morning (May 18) to perform a pair of tracks from his upcoming Harry’s House album, talk about getting naked on screen and reveal his reaction to Will Smith’s Oscar’s attack on Chris Rock.

But, of course, the things Stern was most interested in was whether the sensual Housesong “Cinema” — which includes the line “if you’re getting yourself wet for me I guess you’re all mine” — is about the singer’s paramour: actress/director Olivia Wilde. “Most of the time when I write songs they kind of start out as, like, I guess mine,” Styles said while measuring his words. “It’s important to write from whatever you’re going through at the time,” he added, saying the goal is to do your best to capture a moment.

Undeterred, the host also dug into the entrancing track “Daylight,” which Styles said is one of his favorites, resulting from a late night “stream of consciousness” moment in the studio that he’s glad he stayed up to capture. After working all day, Harry said his band started working on the song, but everyone was ready to go to bed after a long session. “‘We have to find a way to finish this now,’” he recalled thinking, knowing it wouldn’t be the same in the morning. So, they stayed up all night to finish it and celebrated by watching the sunrise on the beach.

“Reading your horoscope, you were doing cocaine in my kitchen/ You never listen/ I hope you’re missing me by now/ If I was a bluebird I would fly to you/ You be the spoon, dip you in honey so I can stick to you,” Stern said, reciting the lyrics about what he surmised was a lover who had blown Harry off despite his affection. Styles admitted that it was about a particular woman who had not responded in the way he had anticipated, leaving him frustrated.

A master of research and never afraid to make connections where they may or may not be, Howard also noted that Styles’ former girlfriend Taylor Swift also had a song called “Daylight,” cheekily wondering if he was reading too much into things. “You’re smiling,” he said to Styles. “You know I’d love to tell you you’re spot-on, but you’re not,” Harry said of the summery R&B jam. “We will always wonder.”

And while Howard loves to imagine that the rock lifestyle involves partying all night and ingesting substances, Styles said he owes it to his fans to show up in the best shape possible and that he no longer parties after the novelty wore off during his One Direction years. “I try and think of it like almost like an athlete would approach something like that… it’s a pretty incredible thing I get to do and I love it so much so to treat it as such it doesn’t feel like a sacrifice,” he said. “For this 2 hours a night I want to give it 100%.”

Stern also asked about the song “Medicine,” which Styles often plays live, but which hasn’t made it onto a record so far despite being a fan favorite. When the SiriusXM host noted that it seems to be a kind of anthem for fans who are thinking about coming out, Styles said he might reconsider and record it for an album some day, but that performing it live is clearly about creating a welcoming space for his LGBTQ+ fans.

“It’s definitely about feeling like there’s a space where people feel safe enough to kind of share, have those big moments and share them with a room full of people,” said Styles, who added that it’s one of the things he’s most proud of. When Stern asked Styles what he thinks about the current fear among some people in the U.S. that gay marriage and reproductive rights might be rolled back in light of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion suggesting that the landmark abortion rights ruling in Roe v. Wade might be overturned, Styles had a predictably thoughtful, inclusive answer.

“A lot of people are taking the right steps to make positive things happen,” he said. “And people who don’t like that are clawing to grapple back any ground that they feel like they’ve lost, which never belonged to them in the first place… I just don’t think anyone should be able to make decisions about anyone’s else’s body. It doesn’t really make any sense to me… I don’t really know where that ends.”

Styles said that kind of talk is “quite scary” and backwards-thinking and he doesn’t know where it ends. “There should be backlash and uproar for these things,” he suggested. But when the radio host tried to get the singer to weigh in on whether he feels safe on stage in light of Will Smith’s attack on Chris Rock at this year’s Oscars, Styles was more guarded. Calling the smack heard ’round the world “incredibly shocking,” Harry said he didn’t want to pile on to the already voluminous amount of commentary on the incident, but opined that it made him “very uncomfortable” and that he didn’t think it was “very cool.”

“I think there’s a boundary that people cross because it’s a blurry line about what part of you is available to people and what is not,” he said haltingly. “Sometimes they take parts of you that don’t belong to them.”

There was some juicy red meat elsewhere, as when Harry revealed that he shows his “bum-bum” in the upcoming film My Policeman (but “no peen”), during which he had to “wear a gas mask” while make-up artists airbrushed his many tattoos for his naked scenes. Stern also wondered what it was like to have love scenes in Don’t Worry Darling, and to fall in love while making it with the film’s director, Wilde. “I had a wonderful experience being directed by Olivia,” Styles offered diplomatically, later explaining that he’s learned the importance of keeping his private life to himself. “Being able to trust your director is a gift. That was very helpful and it really made for a nice experience working on that movie.”

Though he did not get the part, Styles described auditioning for Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic, calling The King’s music “incredibly sacred” in describing why he felt compelled to give the role a shot. “I was very intrigued by it… I feel like if a director feels like I’m not the best person for the role then it’s better for them and it’s better for me, “he said. “If they think the movie’s going to be better with someone else then I don’t want to do it because I don’t want to be the not as-good version.”

Styles also admitted he doesn’t look much like Presley and that he was not insulted about not getting the role after an audition that included reading a few scenes and re-creating an iconic Elvis Las Vegas performance.

The appearance ended with a pair of performances, including “Daylight” and the Simon & Garfunkel-like ode to deceitful lovers, “Boyfriends” as well as a preview of “Daydreaming,” one of two songs on the new album that features guitar from John Mayer. Styles will celebrate Friday’s (May 20) release of Harry’s House with a limited “One Night Only In New York” concert on the day it drops at USB Arena; it will also stream exclusively on Apple Music for fans who have a subscription to the platform to tune in at 9 p.m. ET.

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Johnny Depp features in Paul McCartney’s Glastonbury Performance, Fans Not Pleased: ‘Deeply Disappointed’

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Paul McCartney while performing at Glastonbury festival played a clip featuring Johnny Depp.

Paul McCartney’s latest performance attracted criticism for playing a video of actor Johnny Depp. The singer and musician played at the Glastonbury festival on Saturday, where he also performed his 2012 song, My Valentine. During his performance, the song’s music video with Johnny and actor Natalie Portman played in the background. Many on social media reacted to Paul using Johnny’s footage at his gig, with some expressing ‘deep disappointment’ in the legendary singer.

Read more: Johnny Depp Reportedly Received A $301 Million Offer To Return To The Pirates Franchise

Johnny Depp has been in news because of his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard. As per reports, Paul also used the footage from the music video featuring Johnny, during his other recent concerts. In the black-and-white video, Johnny is seen playing the guitar. Many viewers and social media users said it was not the ‘cleverest’ thing to do, as people were still divided over the outcome of Johnny and Amber’s defamation trial.

Reacting to Paul playing Johnny’s clip at his latest concert, a Twitter user wrote, “Not the cleverest thing to do. Paul – such a contentious judgement and a great way to alienate those who are not comfortable with the trial outcome.” Another person wrote about the performance, which Paul dedicated to his wife Nancy Shevell, who was in the crowd, “Depp singing to McCartney’s love song to his wife feels a bit off key.” One person also tweeted, “Deeply disappointed in both Paul McCartney and Glastonbury for the Johnny Depp video. Feel like it goes against everything Glastonbury stands for.”

Meanwhile, some supported Paul for his choice to use Johnny’s clip. One person tweeted, “To see Paul McCartney showing support for Johnny Depp at Glastonbury was brilliant. Well done to everyone involved.”

Johnny had sued Amber for $50 million claiming she defamed him, when she called herself a victim of domestic abuse in a Washington Post essay she wrote in 2018. She counter-sued him for $100 million. The written order for Amber to pay Johnny $10.35 million in their defamation trial was passed on Saturday, days after the verdict was announced on June 1. Johnny was also asked to pay Amber $2 million.

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2022 BET Awards: Complete List Of Winners

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WIZKID FEAT, JUSTIN BIEBER & TEMS wins the award for Best Collaboration #BETAwards 

The BET Awards are back for their 2022 edition, with Taraji P. Henson hosting Culture’s Biggest Night for the second year in a row. The show airs live on BET Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.

Doja Cat leads the pack of BET nominees with six, dominating the music categories with nods for album of the year, best female R&B/pop artist, female hip-hop artist, video of the year, best collaboration and the BET Her award. Drake and Ari Lennox follow suit with four nominations each.

Performers during the star-studded show include Lil Wayne, Lizzo, Jack Harlow, Roddy Ricch, Babyface, Chance the Rapper, Chlöe, Doechii, Ella Mai, Fireboy DML, Giveon, Joey Bada$$, Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin, Latto and Muni Long.

The 2022 class of nominees is selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of entertainment professionals in music, television, film, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, influencers and creative arts.

Find the full list of winners below:

Album of the year

WINNER: An Evening With Silk Sonic, Silk Sonic
Back of My Mind, H.E.R.
Call Me If You Get Lost, Tyler, The Creator
Certified Lover Boy, Drake
Donda, Kanye West
Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe, Jazmine Sullivan
Planet Her, Doja Cat

Best female R&B/pop artist

Ari Lennox
Chlöe
Doja Cat
H.E.R.
WINNER: Jazmine Sullivan
Mary J. Blige
Summer Walker

Best male R&B/pop artist

Blxst
Chris Brown
Givēon
Lucky Daye
WINNER: The Weeknd
Wizkid
Yung Bleu

Best female hip-hop artist

Cardi B
Doja Cat
Latto
WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj
Saweetie

Best male hip-hop artist

Drake
Future
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Kanye West
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar
Lil Baby

Best group

WINNER: Silk Sonic
Chlöe X Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby & Lil Durk
Migos
Young Dolph & Key Glock

Best collaboration

WINNER: “Essence,” Wizkid Feat. Justin Bieber & Tems
“Every Chance I Get,” DJ Khaled Feat. Lil Baby & Lil Durk
“Family Ties,” Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Feat. SZA
“Way 2 Sexy,” Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug
“Whole Lotta Money” (Remix), Bia Feat. Nicki Minaj

Best new artist

Baby Keem
Benny the Butcher
WINNER: Latto
Muni Long
Tems
Yung Bleu

Video of the year

WINNER: “Family Ties,” Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
“Have Mercy,” Chlöe
“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Feat. SZA
“Pressure,” Ari Lennox
WINNER: “Smokin Out the Window,” Silk Sonic
“Way 2 Sexy,” Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug

Video director of the year

WINNER: Anderson .Paak a.k.a. Director .Paak
Benny Boom
Beyoncé & Dikayl Rimmasch
Director X
Hype Williams
Missy Elliott

Dr. Bobby Jones best gospel/inspirational award

“All in Your Hands,” Marvin Sapp
“Come to Life,” Kanye West
“Grace.” Kelly Price
“Hallelujah,” Fred Hammond
“Hold Us Together (Hope Mix),” H.E.R. & Tauren Wells
“Jireh,” Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music
WINNER: “We Win,” Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin

BET Her

“Best of Me (Originals),” Alicia Keys
WINNER: “Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige
“Have Mercy,” Chlöe
“Pressure,” Ari Lennox
“Roster,” Jazmine Sullivan
“Unloyal,” Summer Walker & Ari Lennox
“Woman,” Doja Cat

Best international act

Dave (U.K.)
Dinos (France)
Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Fireboy DML (Nigeria)
Little Simz (U.K.)
Ludmilla (Brazil)
Major League DJz (South Africa)
Tayc (France)
WINNER: Tems (Nigeria)

Best movie

Candyman
WINNER: King Richard
Respect
Space Jam: A New Legacy
Summer of Soul
The Harder They Fall

Best actor

Adrian Holmes, Bel Air
Anthony Anderson, Black-Ish
Damson Idris, Snowfall
Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth
Forest Whitaker, Respect | Godfather of Harlem
Jabari Banks, Bel Air
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
WINNER: Will Smith, King Richard

Best actress

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard
Coco Jones, Bel Air
Issa Rae, Insecure
Jennifer Hudson, Respect
Mary J. Blige, Power Book II: Ghost
Queen Latifah, The Equalizer
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Regina King, The Harder They Fall
WINNER: Zendaya, Euphoria | Spider-Man: No Way Home

YoungStars award

Akira Akbar
Demi Singleton
WINNER: Marsai Martin
Miles Brown
Saniyya Sidney
Storm Reid

Sportswoman of the year award

Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
WINNER: Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Sha’carri Richardson
Simone Biles

Sportsman of the year award

Aaron Donald
Bubba Wallace
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Ja Morant
LeBron James
WINNER: Stephen Curry

 

 

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Amber Heard, 31, looks pensive at Farmers’ Market a day after she was ‘spotted on “flirty” date with actor Sean, 57’

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She reportedly enjoyed a ‘flirty’ date with actor Sean Penn at the Sunset Tower Bar in Los Angeles on Saturday.

And Amber Heard, 31, looked deep in thought when she was pictured at the Silverlake Farmers’ Market the morning after.

Sporting tousled hair, it was the first sighting of the actress since she shared a bottle of red with Madonna‘s ex.

Penn-y for your thoughts! Amber Heard, 31, looked pensive at the Silverlake Farmers’ Market on Sunday, a day after she was reportedly spotted on “flirty” date with actor Sean, 57

Moving on? She reportedly enjoyed an ‘intimate’ date with actor Sean Penn at the Sunset Tower Bar in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Amber looked incredible in her casual get-up on Sunday, wearing a tan coloured cropped suede jacket and cropped jeans.

She wore one of her trademark cowboy hats and hid her eyes behind a pair of round-lens sunglasses.

Completing her look with a pair of black Alias Mae ankle boots, the ex-wife of Johnny Depp also carried a small black leather bag on one shoulder.

What a woman: Amber looked incredible in her casual get-up on Sunday, wearing a tan coloured cropped suede jacket, cropped jeans, and Alias Mae ankle boots.

Clutching her phone in her hand, perhaps she was waiting for a message from Sean as she enjoyed her solo day out.

She broke up with Tesla billionaire Elon Musk for the second time in February.

A source told Page Six after her date with Sean: ‘They looked like they were on a date. They shared a bottle of red wine and were flirty and intimate.

All over: Amber broke up with Tesla billionaire Elon Musk for the second time in February.

‘They were at times in deep conversation and at times laughing,’ added the insider.

The source continued that Amber showed up to the A-list haunt after gracing the WME pre-Oscar party where ex Elon was attending as well.

‘Amber showed up in the same dress she wore to the WME party for her date with Sean. She looked beautiful and seemed happy, even if she may have avoided a run-in with Elon earlier in the night,’ the source noted.

The ex-wife of Johnny Depp and the tech mogul originally started dating in 2016 but broke up after a year in an acrimonious split.

Amber Heard on the red carpet for Art of Elysium’s Heaven Gal.

All change: The ex-wife of Johnny Depp and the tech mogul originally started dating in 2016 but broke up after a year in an acrimonious split
Dailymail 12 March 2018.

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