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Will.i.am admits he 'leans' on autotune technology

Tuesday, May 29, 2012    

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He may be a judge on The Voice and be the man behind one of the biggest bands around, but Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am has now admitted that he can't actually sing that well. The hip hop star has revealed he has to rely on autotune technology to be able to use his own vocals on his music. And while he's been busy judging the singing abilities of wannabe musicians on the BBC1 show, Will.i.am struggles himself to perfect the way he sounds. He made the revelations on Alan Carr: Chatty Man and told the host: "I'm working on my singing abilities. I like staying in the studio. The computer allows me to make music, sing it myself, and not wait around for a singer to come along and sing the songs. The computer allows me to execute a lot of my ideas at the speed that I think them, so that's why I lean to the autotune." The 37-year-old also insisted it's difficult to find an artiste who can write decent songs themselves as well as execute them vocally in the studio and onstage.

— Daily Mail

Fashion blogger revealed to be new America's Next Top Model judge

Bryan Grey Yambao, more commonly known as Bryanboy, will join the cast of America's Next Top Model. The 31-year-old fashion blogger, who launched his site in 2004, wrote on his Facebook last Friday: "Excited with my new role on cycle 19 of America's Next Top Model". Although the CW network is yet to confirm how the blogger, who had lived in the Philippines, will be involved, he has already relocated to Los Angeles in order to film the reality series created by model Tyra Banks. He posted a photograph of his new Los Angeles apartment on Twitter yesterday. The new signing follows news that Banks, 38, dumped the show's previous judges, fashion photographer Nigel Barker, runway coach J Alexander and make-up artist Jay Manuel last month. She told Access Hollywood: "We reached a point where we feel the show needs a new boost." While many TV stars, such as Brooke Bourke and Katherine Heigl, have turned to blogging after building successful careers, it is the first time a blogger will become a TV star.

— Daily Mail

I'm up here boys!

Some men just can't help themselves from staring at a woman's cleavage. And Nicole Kidman's colleagues took things a little further when they appeared to be talking to her chest at the premiere of Hemingway & Gellhorn in Cannes last Friday. The 44-year-old actress arrived at the screening in a plunging Ralph Lauren gown that glittered, thanks to extensive sequin embellishment. As the Australian star posed up with the cast and crew of the film it seemed like the men stood next to her were having a conversation with her chest. The film's director Phillip Kaufman had leaned across the actress to speak to Clive Owen, but given Nicole's height, it appeared like they were in fact in deep conversation with her cleavage. Nicole was seen bowing her head, perhaps to listen in on the chat, or maybe she was aware of how the situation may appear.

As well as showing off a bit of flesh at the front the glittering gown, she also boasted a low cut at the back. Nicole had her hair pinned back off her face with a few and tight curls at the back.

— Daily Mail

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