We already knew that Prince Harry and Prince William have hearts of gold, but now we have even more proof. On Wednesday, the royals hosted a reception with Rita Ora at Kensington Palace to meet with BBC Radio 1’s Teen Heroes of 2017 ahead of the official Oct. 22 ceremony. The charity honors young adults who have shown dedication to helping others through selfless achievements, and William and Harry presented the finalists with special Teen Hero badges. «It’s just really crazy. You’d never think that you’d be here,» one of the kids said. «When you seen them on TV, you’re like, ‘They’re going to be really posh when you meet them,’ but they’re actually really friendly.»
During the event, the kids also got a taste of William’s sense of humor when he joked about a pile of cookies behind them: «See the biscuits lying around? This plate is full behind you. That means you have not been trying hard enough!» The Teen Heroes are set to receive their awards at the Radio 1 Teen Awards on Sunday. The event will feature performances by Rita, Liam Payne, The Vamps, Camila Cabello, and Dua Lipa.
One of the most buzzed about titles at Fantastic Fest is Anna and the Apocalypse. That was initially because the premise seemed just too too much. The Scottish offering is a musical horror movie that’s also a teen comedy that’s also set at Christmas. Following its world premiere last Friday, praise came quick for this outrageous and winsome genre mash-up.
I also need its soundtrack. Immediately. Constantly.
There’s no reported release date for the US yet. But word has it that the filmmakers are seeking US distribution, and considering the wild praise genre fans are heaping on Anna and the Apocalypse, I suspect we’ll hear an update soon.
Last night at the Teen Choice Awards, Miley Cyrus was expected to take the stage to accept the Ultimate Choice Award which is reserved only for those most worthy of teen choosees. However, Miley pulled a last minute no-show to the shock and disappointment of thousands of teen choosers.
As we know, Miley Cyrus has done a 180 on her image, trying to erase her walk on the wild side and make us forget about that fucking tongue (#neverforget). To that end, it looks like her chosen path is through a process of rapid regression that would make Benjamin Buttons’ head spin. Miley’s message says of her new single (Via People):
“I am sooooooo EXCITED to share it with all of you!” she said. “I hope to always make people smile and shine light thru my work! I look forward to making music for the rest of my life and I’m thankful everyday for those who listen!”
Miley, likely alluding to the horror show that happened in Charlottesville over the weekend, also farted out the mildest of meaningless milquetoast messages. Via People:
“I am sending so much love and peace into the world right now because THATS what we need most! Love Love & more LOVE!”
You know who did manage to show up at the Teen Choice Awards? It’s your boi, newly single and ready to mingle Chris Pratt! People reports:
Pratt wore a casual outfit of jeans and leather jacket and was noticeably not wearing his wedding ring when he accepted his award. The actor joked about the lies he had to tell when he first moved to Hollywood before giving thanks to his “Lord and savior Jesus Christ” for getting him where he is today.
Classic Chris Pratt, proving once again that Jesus shoutouts aren’t reserved exclusively for the BET Awards. Chris was at the awards presenting with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 costar Zoë Saldana and walked away the surfboard for Choice Action Movie Actor and Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor. I look forward to next years ceremony where Miley will have regressed to a fetal stage and Chris Pratt is newly divorced from his third wife, in accordance with Jesus’ plan.
The Teen Choice Awards were held last night and as usual, the fashion on display mirrored the tempestuous and confused mind of a teen and the questionable choices they are prone to make. Case in point: Naya Rivera, who is not Canadian, decided to wear a Canadian Tuxedo. A bold enough choice in and of itself, but Naya’s added some extra 90’s stank to the classic look with a belt that I bought at Miller’s Outpost my first year of Jr. High and some power shoulder poofs. Naya is ready to drop her kids off at a sleepover in her white Volvo before rolling out to meet her girls for some line dancing and wine spritzers at Rojo’s down off highway 84.
Pretty Little Liar, Lucy Hale, looked fresh faced, but her fit looked musty as hell. When her great aunt Martha bought those decorative pillows on that cruise she and Bob took to Turkey back in ‘89, she never meant for them to be worn. And there’s a reason aunt Martha keeps the couch coated in plastic. By releasing those cushions, Lucy has exposed them to all sorts of indignities at The Teen Choice Awards. You can be sure sure her dress now smells like the air around her; a mixture of Tapout body spray, weed and stale BO.
We can all curse Migos for making lady blouses au courant in the world of Hip Hop. Rapper Swae Lee took the Working Girl challenge and wore a silky number emblazoned with turtles. It also features attached ties for making a bow. Swae wore it casually untied, like Nancy from in accounting used to. What Swae doesn’t know, is that Nancy was brutally strangled by those loose ties when they got it stuck in the copier as she was printing up the 3rd quarter sales report for 1986. Swae’s brother and Rae Sremmurd bandmate Slim Jxmmi was a bit less bold in his choice of outfit wearing a simple Cosby sweater, belted with the sleeves cut off.
Enjoy more fashion fuckery from the TCA, the middle school spring fling of the awards shows!
Vanessa Hudgens braved through her sickness to deliver an empowering speech at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards. The 28-year-old actress, who took home a #SeeHer surfboard award for her charity work and activism for equal rights, opened up about her journey to womanhood. «I’m not gonna lie, when I was 25, I felt like I had it all figured out,» she confessed. «And then I woke up at 27 and I realized that I had no idea who I was, what I stood for, and what I wanted.»
Although Vanessa referred to that time in her life as «terrifying,» she also said she found it to be humbling. «I look back on that moment really grateful because it pushed me to dig deeper and figure out what type of woman I wanted to become.»
The actress ended her speech with a powerful message for her younger fans. «I think it is so important for us to lean into our individuality and to embrace our weirdness,» she continued. «To not be afraid of being different, because God made you you for a reason. So know that in your heart, you are enough. And the more you lean into that, the brighter you will shine.» Yep, we’re crying too.
Chris Pratt announced his split from wife Anna Faris last week, but that didn’t stop him from honoring his commitment to attend the Teen Choice Awards in LA on Sunday. A few hours after stepping out without his wedding ring, the actor took home the award for choice sci-fi movie actor for his role as Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. After accepting his surfboard on stage from Millie Bobby Brown, Maddie Ziegler, and Grace VanderWaal, Chris kept things short and sweet as he thanked God and the movie’s director, James Gunn, for blessing him with such an iconic role. He also goofed around with Judd Apatow backstage after his speech. Chris didn’t walk the red carpet at the beginning of the night and he wasn’t spotted in the audience outside of the moment he won, but we’ll take what we can get!
«With all the injustice and the hatred, not only in the world but in our country . . . I need you to be educated, I need you to listen, I need you to pay attention,» she said. «I need you go ahead and understand that you have a voice and it’s OK to use it when you see something bad happening. So make sure you do not let people tell you what you think you should feel. You’re the future leaders of the world . . . you’re the future presidents, the future senators. You are the future so take that very, very seriously.» Well said, Zendaya.
When Teen Wolf fan-favorite Dylan O’Brien surprised attendees at the show’s final Comic-Con panel, there were more than a few tears shed in the audience. And it wasn’t just fans who got emotional about the series, which is set to end after its sixth season and 100th episode. Several cast members nearly teared up when discussing the show’s run, but O’Brien and costar Tyler Posey might have been the most sentimental members of the panel.
«I’ll always look back at Stiles as being my favorite.»
When talking about the things Teen Wolf has taught them over its time on MTV, Posey touched on his and O’Brien’s close friendship. «I knew going into it, it wouldn’t be just a job. It would be finding my purpose,» he said, mentioning that the Teen Wolf set felt different from other TV shows from the very beginning. «When I met Dyl [O’Brien] — god dammit,» he said, pausing to regain composure and holding back tears. Posey continued, «Everything we were talking about for the show — we were talking about moving in together . . . there was so much incentive for me to enjoy it. It wasn’t just work. It was friendship; it was finding my purpose in life.»
O’Brien echoed a similar sentiment. «For me it was never a job, especially from the beginning. I was a kid out of high school who had never acted before,» he told the audience, many of the members of which have followed his blossoming career from the beginning. «This show became my entire school that I came to every day to learn what I was doing,» he continued. «The show started that way and it became home.»
Later, O’Brien also talked about what Stiles means to him as a character. «To this day — and I think this’ll remain true for the rest of my career — I’ll always look back at Stiles as being my favorite,» O’Brien told Comic-Con attendees, garnering massive applause. «It’s just the ultimate character.»
Kids CAN do astonishing things! The AV Club has introduced the world to this brave and probably seriously injured teenager who tortured himself to help Ariana Grande with her public speaking. He made a video in which he ate a hot pepper every time Ariana said “um” in an award acceptance speech. This is amusing at first, but then it veers into torture and (spoiler alert) ends with gagging. So, is it possible to completely burn out your taste buds so they’ll never come back? Does this child have the ability to taste anymore?
It was no joke. The kid wrote in the video caption:
“Words can’t not [sic] describe the amount of pain I experienced after turning the camera off.”
Hopefully Ariana sees this video and realizes the amount of pain the verbalization of her thought process is causing. Watch the poor boy, below.
There are many reasons why we love Ryan Reynolds. He’s talented, attractive, an amazing father and husband, but he’s also incredibly hilarious on social media. On Wednesday, the actor took a break from filming Deadpool 2 to help a young teen named Gabi Dunn get get over a breakup. «My boyfriend and I broke up a few days after prom, so I decided to ‘edit’ the photos a little @VancityReynolds,» the 18-year-old tweeted alongside two impressively photoshopped images of her with the actor. In true Ryan Reynolds form, he responded by writing, «We should photoshop me over his yearbook picture next. #DontMessWithGabi.» Nothing like a sick burn from your favorite actor to help mend the wounds of a broken heart.