Scoring a partially animated film about social media cyber bullying by a group of generally spoilt, largely wealthy twelve year old girls obsessed with devices, appearances and acceptance doesn't necessarily seem like the best fit for Erika M Anderson (EMA). Scoring a horror film about a group of unpleasant, unlikable preteens who have a compulsive addition to an on-line social media game and how that turns into a night of terror and insanity however sounds like it could work.
The former lead singer of drown-folk group Gowns has released three albums since going solo and each has been characterised by its personal, introspective and somehow comfortingly claustrophobic atmosphere. EMA's dark, brooding drama and her ability to create beautifully textured soundscapes, that are both evocative and stirring, are surely why debut director Tara Subkoff commissioned EMA for her film, #Horror.
#Horror, written and directed, by the actress, artist and fashion designer Subkoff centres around a group of girls left to their own devices (no pun intended!) on a night that turns uglier than any of them could have imagined. Horror aficionados may not have exactly taken to the film in their droves but there were some notable performances, particularly from Chloe Sevigny ('American Psycho', 'American Horror Story', 'Dogville') and Timothy Hutton ('Ordinary People', 'Taps', 'Leverage') as well as some praise worthy cinematography and plenty of individuality shown by Subkoff.
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One Direction were winners before the ceremony started, picking up the Biggest Fans prize on the red carpet. Harry Styles and his bandmates accepted the award via video as they were in London preparing for a performance on The X Factor U.K, the programme that made them superstars.
The Story of My Life singers went on to pick up the Best Pop and Best Live trophies, while their Australian counterparts walked away with awards for Best New and Best Push.
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The Summer hitmaker was scheduled to open the ceremony in Glasgow, Scotland with British singer John Newman on their collaboration Blame, but organisers have announced Harris has withdrawn due to illness.
A statement posted on Facebook.com, reads, "We have some really sad news. Calvin Harris has taken ill and will not be able to perform at tomorrow's show... He sends his sincere apologies. Get well soon, Calvin!"
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Justin Bieber cut short a show in Argentina on Sunday (10Nov13) after falling sick with a nasty bout of food poisoning.
The Boyfriend hitmaker received news of his triumph at the MTV European Music Awards in Amsterdam, Holland just hours before he was due to take the stage for a second night in Buenos Aires, accepting his Best Male award via a video.
He then took to Twitter.com to tell his followers about the honour, but also shared some disappointing news, writing, "Sitting here with food poisoning and heard we won Best Male at the EMAs. Thanks everyone."
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The rapper won the Best Hip Hop prize and was awarded the the Global Icon trophy for his continued success over the last decade. He has now won 15 MTV Emas - more than anyone else.
He also took to the stage to perform Berzerk and Rap God before Will Ferrell, dressed as his Anchorman character Ron Burgundy, presented him with his Global Icon accolade.
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Swift kicked off proceedings by winning the first prize of the evening - her first ever Ema award - for Best Female, before picking up trophies for Best Live Act and Best Look at the prizegiving in Frankfurt, Germany.
Taking to Twitter.com to thank her fans for voting, she wrote, "Such an insane night!!! You guys won me 3 Emas! Best female, best live act, best look. Can't even begin to thank you enough. I love you!!"
Continue reading: Justin Bieber And Taylor Swift Triumph With Trio Of Trophies At Mtv Emas
Adam Lambert has claimed that he'll be fronting a reunited Queen as it was reported that the rock legends will be headlining the UK's Sonisphere Festival this coming summer. As frontman of Queen, Freddie Mercury established himself as one of the greatest singing icons of the 20th century, with truly legendary moments including playing to hundreds of thousands of people in Rio De Janeiro in the early 1980s and two notable performances at London's Wembley Stadium, as part of the African poverty fundraiser Band Aid in 1985 and then again for their own headlining show a year later. His death in 1991 from complications with the sexually transmitted virus AIDs was mourned the world over.
Queen members Roger Taylor and Brian May have since experimented with a handful of different front men over the past twenty years (bassist JOHN DEACON left the band following Mercury's death,) with former Free vocalist Paul Rodgers perhaps being the most successful during his tenure between 2005 and 2009. Now the UK's Daily Star claims that former 'American Idol' winner Adam Lambert will be stepping into the role on a more permanent basis following his appearance with Taylor and May at the MTV EMA Awards last Autumn.
"The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some f*****g great songs. It's to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of," said Lambert. Of course, no one can truly replace Mercury, and the former reality show winner claimed that he's well aware of that, insisting "After the Emas, I heard faint little slithers of a backlash from people saying: 'You can't replace Freddie Mercury.' But I already knew that." Continuing, he added "There's no intention in my mind of replacing Freddie. That's impossible. The way I'm choosing to view it is that it's a great honour and one I'm in no way going to shirk." Only Time will tell how long-standing Queen fans accept him.
Justin Timberlake has been honoured with a top award to mark his continued efforts to help the environment.
The singer/actor picked up The Environmental Media Awards' (EMA) Futures prize, which applauds leading green stars in the entertainment field, on Saturday (15Oct11).
Timberlake is renowned for his green efforts - he owns an eco-friendly golf course near Memphis, Tennessee and he used to take steps to reduce his carbon footprint on his tours.
Animated movie Yogi Bear and documentary Revenge of the Electric Car also received prizes for raising awareness about environmental issues at the ceremony in Burbank, California, as did TV shows Futurama and Csi: Crime Scene Investigation.
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Lady GaGa fans were shocked to discover a Facebook message claiming the superstar singer had been found dead in her hotel room this week. A spate of fake Bbc News reports began circulating on the social networking site, encouraging users to click false links set up by money making scammers.
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