I have to admit that I wasn't too keen on the idea of there being a Beauty and the Beast live-action film. However, now I'm sold after watching the final trailer. It was a surprise to all and aired during The Bachelor (honestly the only good thing that's come out of watching that show).
We get to hear Ariana Grande and John Legend sing 'Beauty and the Beast' as we watch Emma Watson do her thing as Belle, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Dan Stevens as Beast, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, and Stanley Tucci as Cadenza. If that doesn't get you excited, I don't know what will.
Take a look at the trailer:
Unlike the Golden Globes, I got to watch the SAGs (Screen Actors Guild Awards) from start to finish - I even watched the red carpet (though I would have survived if I missed Giuliana Rancic saying amazing 50 times per minute). Here are some highlights:
As if this is really that surprising, every celebrity who had the opportunity to speak into the mic had something to say about President Trump's travel ban. I just wrote a whole article using eight quotes from eight different stars including Best Supporting Actor Mahershala Ali, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Ashton Kutcher. It should be published on HuffPost Blogs within the next 24 hours. I will update this with the link when it is.
2) Stranger Things
The Stranger Things kids give me life. Their excitement when they won the award for Best Ensemble In A Drama Series was unreal. What really stood out was David Harbour's long powerful speech which caught everyone off guard and had Winona Ryder making some strange faces (a clever Twitter user called her Wine-ona Rider). Watch below:
What's an award show without some shockers? Let me just say that I am glad I didn't put in my Oscars picks yet because the SAGs just shook things up. Emma Stone (very deserving) beat out Natalie Portman and Meryl Streep for Best Actress; Denzel Washington beat out Casey Affleck for Best Actor (I'm sure many people are glad considering all of the sexual abuse accusations against Casey); and Hidden Figures won the Best Picture Award. I'm still trying to soak it all in.
For a full list of winners, click here. Did you tune in? What do you think? Comment below or tweet me @MissSaverinaS!
Who else is counting down the days until Fifty Shades Darker is in theatres?
"I Don't Wanna Live Forever" is one of the many amazing tracks from the soundtrack and performed by ZAYN and Taylor Swift. Lucky for us, the music video was released at midnight and it is HOT! I can't look at Taylor Swift the same. She's an adult now.
ZAYN leaving One Direction was the best thing he could have done as he is now a successful (or at least in my opinion he is) solo artist. Everyone thought Mr. Harry Styles would be the one to top charts, but he's just making headlines for his hairstyle (and I guess he acts now too?). Anywho, check out Taylor and ZAYN's sexy new vid below:
It feels like just yesterday when The Vampire Diaries premiered - around the same time everyone was all gaga for Twilight. Well, all good things must come to an end.
Some great news though - Nina Dobrev will be returning for The Vampire Diaries series finale. Many people predicted this would happen, but now it's confirmed. What better way to announce her return to set than with a post on Instagram! Check it out below:
The finale is set to air March 10th so plenty of time to mentally and emotionally prepare myself to say goodbye. How do you feel about this news? Are you a Delena fan?
In honour of #BellLetsTalk Day, here's my story.
A year ago I could smile but couldn't feel the emotion that went along with it. No matter how hard I tried I felt nothing and it showed in everything I did - especially my work on-air. I had hot flashes on set of Cable 14’s Teen Talk, felt nauseous and weak, my motivation and ambition were nowhere to be found, my brain owned me and I suffered from multiple panic attacks. It was a very dark and confusing time. It happened around the time when everything changed in my life at once. There were some complications with my kidney disease, I started a new chapter in my life leaving school days behind me, etc.
I was inspired by last year’s Bell Let’s Talk campaign to be honest with myself and seek help leading me to learn that I had anxiety and depression. My amazing therapist helped me go from having 28 symptoms to 2 which I didn't think was possible.
To this day, I still battle with my mind, but if it wasn't for Bell Let’s Talk Day, I'd probably still be struggling silently. Let's break the stigma. Get involved today by using the hashtag #BellLetsTalk on Twitter and Instagram and Bell will donate 5 cents fund mental health research. If Bell is your service provider, you can send texts using the hashtag and will count.
I am extremely blessed to have such an amazing support system in my personal life and professional life. It is important to know that you are not alone. Sending lots of love to each and every one of you reading this.
If you are suffering and need someone to talk to, call 1-800-273-TALK.