5 Celebrities Who’ve Laughed at Their Sex Scenes

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Filming a sex scene, especially with someone who may be a complete stranger, must be incredibly awkward! These 5 celebrities have all said they’ve laughed while filming their sex scenes in the past because it makes the situation more comfortable for everyone and it’s easier to relax. Finding it funny, these celebs have opted to just look to the humorous side and put any fears or awkward feelings aside.

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda couldn’t stop giggling during an awkward scene: “We were doing a scene where I was supposed to be going down on Peter Sarsgaard. We used a Popsicle, and I had my arms covering the Popsicle. It was footage that he was going to show the Deep Throat guy, to get her into the movie, to get her cast. I was laughing hysterically throughout. I couldn’t stop laughing.”

Chris Evans
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Chris says he tries to make people laugh to make filming more comfortable: “It depends on the person. I’ve done bedroom scenes where the other person isn’t comfortable and it’s tricky. I try to make people laugh. You have to laugh or you’ll cry. But yeah, some of those scenes have been awkward. But then again, some have been way too much fun.”

Mila Kunis
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Mila laughed the whole time while filming a sex scene with Justin Timberlake: “Wait till you see the gag reel. It was all laughter. He’s very funny. I think he knew I was going to be a little uncomfortable because he would be seeing all my bits and pieces so his way of making me comfortable was just to make me laugh… It was just very goofy.”

Monica Bellucci
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Monica had to film a sex scene with Matt Damon without getting to know him and she found it easiest to laugh through it: “I jus… Read More

SSL Fusion Stereo Image review: Stereo adjustment just got classy

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It’s fair to say that Solid State Logic knows a thing or two about analogue processing, in much the same way that the Pope knows something about Catholicism and a bear is knowledgeable about defecating in arboreal biomes. It’s just what they do. This expertise is neatly encapsulated in the company’s Fusion processor, a rack-mounted hardware unit featuring four processing stages designed to breathe various flavours of analogue loveliness into your digital parts and recordings.

READ MORE: Process Audio Decibel review: The perfect metering solution?

Recently, SSL embarked on a project to use state of the art component modelling technology to create digital models of Fusion’s all-analogue processors. We looked at the first of these, the Fusion Vintage Drive a while back, and now it’s the Fusion Stereo Image’s turn.

On your side

In keeping with most stereo field processors, the Fusion Stereo Image works in the mid-side domain. The mid-side is an alternative way of encoding a stereo signal that, in simple terms, carries the centre of the stereo image in the mid signal and the width information in the side signal. Once encoded in this way, the width and focus of a stereo signal can be manipulated by altering the volume balance between both mid and side signals.

The Fusion Stereo Image is intended primarily for use in music production, where losing central focus is generally not desirable. This is also why the plug-in processes only the side signal. Even so, if all it did was modify the volume of that side signal, then the increased strength of lower frequencies within the side signal could still result in a smeared, unfocussed stereo image.

This is where a technique called stereo shuffling, which uses EQ to modify the side signal’s lower frequencies, comes in to balance it. By reducing low and low-mid frequencies, the central core of the stereo image will tend to become more focussed; conversely, by increasing these lower frequencies, the central core will sound wider and more diffuse.

Fusion Stereo Image allows control over all of this with its Shuffle and Space controls, which for all intents and purposes are the frequency and cut/boost controls of an EQ band, providing control over how focussed or smeared the results will sound. The side signal can be soloed too, making it easy to hear the results of the Shuffle and Space settings.

With this side signal shaping done, the third and final dial o… Read More

Lori Harvey Grabs Dinner in Beverly Hills Wearing Bottega Veneta Brown Leather Trench Coat, Wolford Black Top and Leggings and Louis Vuitton Colorblock Knee-High Wedge Boots

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Lori Harvey was spotted grabbing dinner in Beverly Hills wearing a stylish ensemble. Let’s get into her look:

Lori Harvey wore a $9,450 Bottega Veneta belted-waist leather trench coat paired with a Wolford black turtleneck top and leggings. For accessories, the model went with Louis Vuitton “Patti” wedge boots, an orange Hermès Kelly handbag and crystal hoop earrings.

What say you?

Photos: Stan Potts

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FabFilter Volcano 3 review: Filter galore to your heart’s content

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FabFilter’s recent update of its Timeless delay was notably impressive, so expectations are high for this third iteration of its Volcano filter plug-in, which is already considered to be an established class act. The Volcano 3 may technically be a filter plug-in, but now more than ever it is taking the core of four independent filters and stretching and bending them into more complex and capable audio processing effects.

READ MORE: SSL Fusion Vintage Drive review: Genuine SSL sound without the cost

Screen Time

The refreshed UI design combines a real-time spectrum analyser display and filter shape overlays with editable nodes for four filters. Below this are the main filter controls followed by the user-configurable modulation section. The perimeter of the interface hosts the more mundane essentials such as preset management, undo/redo (a must for the inevitable “I swear I had it perfect just now” moments), output/mix, MIDI Learn, full screen mode and processing quality (oversampling). It’s an accessible and inviting space of movement and colour, but never overbearing or garish, which is lucky as it is one of those plug-ins you can spend a long time tweaking. Version 2 users will be familiar enough to get to work immediately, but those new to Volcano will not need to reach for the manual immediately – although it is needed for deeper dives.

The preset library is well-stocked with solid starting points, more developed processing approaches and a healthy dose of experimentations to showcase some of the creative potential on offer. The myriad ways in which the modulation section can manipulate the filter controls point to near limitless sonic options, from funky envelope filtering to mangled chaos.

FabFilter Volcano

Filters

The updated Volcano 3 augments the traditional triumvirate of low, high and band pass filters with bell, low/high shelving, notch and all-pass shapes, which is a substantial upgrade. A 6dB/oct slope option has been added, which is welcome particularly for gentle shelving work. In expanding the Volcano, FabFilter has made inclusions such as this that enable subtlety as well as bolder, more outlandish manipulations. The eleven filter styles set the character of the non-linearities (saturation) and peak/resonance, … Read More

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Share 2021 Christmas Card Photo Featuring Archie and First Glimpse at Baby Lilibet

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared their 2021 Christmas card which featured a new family portrait that was taken over the summer. The photo on the holiday card featured Harry and Megan along with Archie and baby Lilibet Diana. This is the first-ever photo of their daughter who was born in June.

For the photo, the family wore jeans paired with blue and white tops. The couple wore blue tops, with Megan in a navy blue turtleneck top and Harry in a blue chambray button shirt. On the other hand, the children wore white tops with Archie in a classic white button-up shirt and Lilibet in what appeared to be a ruffled white top and baby bloomers. Harry, Archie and Lilibet opted for no shoes while Megan wore nude flats.

On the actual holiday card, the message reads: “This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world. Archie made us a ‘Mama’ and a ‘Papa’, and Lili made us a family. As we look forward to 2022, we have made donations on your behalf to several organizations that honor and protect families – from those being relocated from Afghanistan, to American families in need of paid parental leave.“

Such a beautiful family!

Photo: Alexi Lubomirski

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5 Celebrities Who’ve Visited a Nudist Beach

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Opting to hit up a nudist beach, these 5 celebrities have all ended up in a no-clothes zone. Some were more than happy to strip off and found the experience liberating, while others changed their mind or realized they weren’t up for going nude after all. Here are their personal stories about their time at a nudist beach!

Bradley Cooper

Bradley was once asked to go naked on a nudist beach: “When I was in grad school I got this job hosting extreme treks basically, and we went all over the world. We went to Croatia, we went to Prince William Sound in Alaska and Peru… I did one very smart thing. We went to Croatia and sailed the Kornati Islands and there was this one nude beach and I remember they tried to peer pressure me to get naked and do this tour. I said, ‘You know guys, I kinda wanna be an actor, this really is my thing… and just on the weird chance that I might be on The Tonight Show years later…’ – I didn’t say that, but… – ‘they would have footage of me walking naked’. I said no, but I still walked through the camp.”

Helen Mirren
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Helen has been a few times and enjoys the experience: “I have been on a nudist beach about three times in my life and found it very comforting. It is a natural experience and instantly changes the way you think about nudity and sexuality.”

Josh Duhamel
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Josh went to a nudist beach in Europe but was disappointed: ”When I was younger, I backpacked across Europe. My most memorable moment was when we happened [to come] across an Italian nudist beach, expecting it to be full of hot women, but it was full of old men. We had almost no money during that trip, but the wine there was cheaper than the water in the Italian Riviera. I took full advantage of that.”

Kelly Osbourne
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Plug-ins I Actually Use: Debby Friday

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Nigeria-born producer, vocalist and audio-visual artist Debby Friday is making no compromises on her work. After debuting in 2018 with her self-produced rap adjacent EP, BITCHPUNK, she’s been moving at pace to actualise her bold ideas, whether behind the laptop or behind the lens. As a director for her music videos, she’s been nominated for a 2020 Prism Prize, while her abrasive, otherworldly music has received praise from critics.

READ MORE: Plug-ins I Actually Use: Danny Byrd

Based in Vancouver, Friday is close to finishing her debut LP – straight off the back of completing her Master of Fine Arts degree. Her latest project FOCUS – debuted by Adult Swim – gives us a glimpse into how the album might sound, with huge, modulating synth basslines and icy vocal parts. The video aptly centres around the scene of a live avalanche and Friday bolting through a deserted forest. In this outing of Plug-ins I Actually Use, Debby Friday walks us through her minimal setup and explains why simple things such as EQ and compression are often the most vital.

Hi Debby. We love how the music video for FOCUS complements the track’s intensity. How early on are you considering other art forms? Has your Masters given you a specific outlook on your art?

Thank you. When I am making music, I tend to hyper-focus on the feelings that the sounds bring out in me. It’s the same for when I’m writing a script or video treatment or doing any other kind of art-making. I lead with feeling, intuition, and the whole picture makes itself known whenever it is ready to come through me.

As far as my Masters goes, I had never gone to art school before, so I am grateful for the experience because it gave me two years in a safe and semi-private space to fail, explore and develop as an artist. I did a lot of stuff I otherwise wouldn’t have, such as my thesis project LINK SICK, which is probably my favourite thing I made this year. It was good to be in that environment and make weird art without worrying about it too much.

Debby Friday plug-ins

It seems like you have a pretty minimal setup, gear-wise. How has software enabled you to actualise your ideas?

My setup is extremely minimal because I like the ability to travel as light as possible and… Read More

5 Actors Speak on Being Selective When Choosing Roles

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In Hollywood, it’s all about picking the right roles, and although not everyone can afford to be selective, these 5 actors and actresses say they’re at a place in their career where they aren’t willing to just take a role for the money or because their agent is pushing them in to it. These stars will only say ‘yes’ to a role if it personally speaks to them, they believe in the part and know they’ll be happy with how the film turns out. Only accepting parts that they believe in, these stars will only approach a project they really care about.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina will only accept  a part if she feels it’s worth her time: “I’ve had a wonderful career and I’m very happy to have had all the opportunities to tell stories and work for as long as I have. I’m sure there will be more films but I am happy I am able to be selective and have fun with characters like this but I would like to focus on writing and directing and above all I would like to focus more on my work with the UN.”

Brad Pitt
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Brad only takes roles he feels strongly about: “I choose a role solely by how it speaks to me. And I sit in a fortunate seat where I can pull the trigger on the more difficult films. I was once talked into a film for ‘career maintenance.’ I have not made that mistake since.”

Kristen Stewart
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Kristen stopped working because she couldn’t find something she liked: “When I take on a role, I really like to think, and I do not care what people think about them afterwards. I really want the experience. I think a lot of actors—not good ones—are just product oriented, as is the business. I didn’t make a movie for a really long time because I didn’t get offered anything that I liked. I didn’t work for two years.”

Leonardo DiCaprio
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Process Audio Decibel review: The perfect metering solution?

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Creating the perfect combination of audio metering for a given project is easy nowadays, with a whole host of plug-ins available that offer any number of different ways to visualise your audio.

READ MORE: Gear Of The Year: Best software effect of 2021

But the more meters you throw at a project, the more screen real-estate you have to give over to those meters… but not if you’re using Process Audio’s new Decibel system.

Is it too loud?

Decibel is a flexible metering platform that runs as a plug-in or as a standalone app. It also provides a custom audio driver that allows you to route any app’s audio to the standalone app, making for near-universal compatibility with all production software.

The plug-in can host multiple meters within a single instance, with a range of visualisations on offer. Most of these are fairly conventional but good-looking examples of their type, such as the bar-style peak level meters, needle-style VU meters and real-time spectrum analyser. We were disappointed, however, by the lack of an RMS level meter, although there is a numeric RMS readout. Less common is the Number Box readout, which can be used to display a numeric reading from various different measurement sources.

The most impressive and original of Decibel’s meters is undoubtedly the Super Meter. This visualises numerous LUFS loudness metrics within a single, bold, semicircular readout. Bands within the semicircle show the short term and integrated LUFS measurements. Additional indicators highlight the resulting “TrueDyn” measurement, which is a measure of dynamic range that’s derived from the LUFS measurements).

Markings on the semicircle show target and peak levels, and at the centre of the display are numeric readouts showing the current integrated loudness, TrueDyn and true peak values. It’ll be hard to find a more perfect meter for mixing, mastering and post-production

Process Audio Decibel

Standard bar-style and numeric LUFS readouts are also included, as well as a loudness histogram graph that shows the LUFS over the period since the meter was last reset. There are also “Target Validator” panels which give a handy colour-coded readout of whether your audio is with your defined loudness target and … Read More

The 3rd Annual Fabys Awards with Remy Ma, Monique Rodriguez, Karen Mitchell, and Rachel Roff, Presented by Urban Skin RX, True Indian Hair, and Mielle Organics

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Happy Monday!

Last night, we celebrated our 3rd Annual Fabys Awards at the Glasshouse in New York!

We started the Fabys Awards in 2019 as a way to acknowledge stylists, designers, hairstylists, makeup artists: those on the scene and behind the scenes making serious waves in the fashion and beauty industries. While we choose the nominees, readers vote on their favorites in each category! While voting is still going on online (Vote Here!), we decided to have a physical ceremony in New York as well, and partnered with Urban Skin RX, Mielle Organics, Parfums de Marly, True Indian Hair, and Initio Parfums Privé to bring our vision to life.

Our host Marco Glorious and DJ JFK kicked off the festivities, as we gave awards to Shoe Designer of the Year, Sybille Guichard, Executive of the Year, Monique Rodriguez of Mielle Organics, and acknowledged the 2020 winners in the room, Designer Khangle and makeup artist Latisha Chancey-Jordan. Haydee Searcy, Chief Marketing Officer of Urban Skin RX, also presented a virtual award to Makeup Artist of the Year, Erika la Pearl.

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