Daya Wants People to Take Her Seriously As a Songwriter

Daya Wants People to Take Her Seriously As a Songwriter

Daya dropped her compulsively listenable new single “New” this week, a song she co-wrote.

“I’ve always been a songwriter,” the 18-year-old singer told Billboard for their Pop Shop podcast, “but I think I’ve grown a lot of confidence in myself the past couple months.”

Despite her obvious talent, Daya explains that she often works with collaborators who assume she is “this young girl who just doesn’t…have any ideas. Which is really dumb. It’s not how I would like to be treated.”

“So, I’ve put more pressure on myself to just force myself in these situations and just work even twice as hard as someone who maybe would be respected right off the bat. Just to be like, ‘Hey, I am a writer. I have these ideas. I should be respected as anyone else who’s in this session right now.’”

We applaud Daya for standing up for herself and her abilities.

Listen to the full podcast HERE!

I. Marlene King Loves Reconnecting With Her 'PLL' Family For 'Famous in Love'

I. Marlene King Loves Reconnecting With Her 'PLL' Family For 'Famous in Love'

We have been patiently waiting for season two of Famous in Love ever since the show was renewed back in August — and showrunner I. Marlene King is giving us yet another reason to love the show.

“It was tough to say goodbye to Pretty Little Liars,” she wrote in a note on Twitter.

“But the greatest gift of my job is I get to say hello to almost every PLL department head and crew member as we say hello to season two of Famous In Love. Welcome home my TV family.”

Aww! Famous in Love is basically the closest thing we have to Pretty Little Liars right now, since all of the same people are working on it.

Well, that is to say, until The Perfectionists airs.

We can’t wait for season two!

Tom Holland Jokes That Mark Ruffalo Is the 'Worst Avenger Ever'

Tom Holland Jokes That Mark Ruffalo Is the 'Worst Avenger Ever'

It looks like Tom Holland is ready for his script now from Marvel.

In the past, Marvel’s kept scripts from Tom because he was the worst secret keeper ever — they even had to pair him up with Doctor Strange‘s Benedict Cumberbatch during a recent press junket so Benedict could keep Tom from spilling anything to press.

However, after Mark Ruffalo (aka The Hulk) accidentally live streaming audio from new flick Thor: Ragnarok, Tom is anxiously awaiting his script.

“Now that @MarkRuffalo is officially the worst avengers secret keeper… can I get my script?” Tom jokingly wrote on Twitter.

However, Mark has a snappy reply for Tom about that all: “No hard feelings. What @cubansholland said.”

Here’s what that Twitter user said:

Sophie Reynolds & Piper Curda To Star in YouTube Red's 'Youth & Consequences'

Sophie Reynolds & Piper Curda To Star in YouTube Red's 'Youth & Consequences'

We’re so happy we can finally announce Sophie Reynolds and Piper Curda‘s brand new project!

The two Disney alums will be starring in YouTube Red’s Youth & Consequences, along with Anna Akana, Kara Royster, Sean Grandillo, Katie Sarife and Savannah Jayde.

The new series is a “clever, biting commentary on the seemingly life-or-death stakes of life in high school, as seen through the eyes of Farrah Cutney (Akana), whose power at Central Rochester High is absolute.”

She is a fixer, trendsetter, and master of her domain, but as her rivals rise, Farrah learns that the one thing harder than obtaining absolute power is keeping it.

The straight-to-series project will debut exclusively on YouTube Red in 2018.

Sean will star as Colin Cowher, Katie as Sara Hurley, Kara as Jayne, Sophie is Plain Jane, Piper as Grace Ho; and Savannah as Stacey Moorehead.

never met a weirder group of people // never loved a weirder group of people

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Taylor Swift Takes a Hilarious Trip Down Memory Lane on 'LWYMMD' Set

Taylor Swift Takes a Hilarious Trip Down Memory Lane on 'LWYMMD' Set

Taylor Swift is showing just how she picked all those throwback looks for the “Look What You Made Me Do” music video!

The 27-year-old superstar gave some hilarious commentary on her looks of the past as she selected outfits for the scenes in the music vid.

“Welcome to wardrobe land. This is where the apocalypse of clothing has all congregated and I’ve essentially just done the longest fitting of my entire life,” Taylor explained.

She added, “We’re picking which looks are kind of the ones that we want to call attention to and go back and have a little sarcastic look down memory lane.”

Check out Taylor‘s hilarious commentary in the entire video below…

Thomas Doherty Auditioned For 'Descendants 2' With His Scottish Accent

Thomas Doherty Auditioned For 'Descendants 2' With His Scottish Accent

One of the most charming things about Thomas Doherty is his accent, can we all agree on that?

The Scottish-born actor chose to use his real accent for his Descendants 2 audition, instead of the American one that was put on the notice.

“It was a global audition with people from all over the world, including many Americans, so I decided to do something different,” he admits in a new interview with the Scottish Daily Record. “I knew Kenny Ortega was directing it and wanted to get his attention one way or another.”

And it worked, too!

“A day later, I got a call from California and it was Kenny,” Thomas adds. “He said that he had loved the performance and wanted to meet me. I thought the Scottish accent would be cutting, raw and almost aggressive, especially compared to an American accent. I also thought it would be a good choice for the character, as Hook’s son.”

Thomas also opens up about working on the movie, where he met his girlfriend, Dove Cameron.

“It’s definitely up there with one of the best experiences I’ve had,” he says. “I get to play a dancing, rapping pirate. I had so much fun. I got to be manic, crazy, angry, then I got to be happy, charming, sexy and all inbetween. It was brilliant.”

He, along with many other Descendants 2 stars are hoping for another one as well.

“Working with Kenny and being directed by him was an incredible experience and hopefully I’ll get to work with him again if there’s a third.”

Descendants 2 will premiere this Friday, on Disney Channel in Scotland.

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Louis Tomlinson Drops Lyric Video For 'Just Like You' - Watch!

Louis Tomlinson Drops Lyric Video For 'Just Like You' - Watch!

Louis Tomlinson dropped his new song, “Just Like You,” last week — and now we finally have a video for it!

Well, we don’t have the music video yet. But the lyric video is designed in an editorial, newspaper-headline style, and it is definitely a cool way to learn the lyrics and immerse yourself in the message of the song.

Louis uses the newspaper format of the lyric video to impress on his viewers the message that what’s written about him in the press doesn’t reflect the whole story of who he really is.

“I’ve read a lot of press stories about myself and the press and everyone naturally puts this spin on fame and celebrity, and I kinda just wanted to show the other side of it,” he explained.

Watch below!


Louis Tomlinson “Just Like You” Lyric Video

Nathan Kress Thought He Would Hate Directing

Nathan Kress Thought He Would Hate Directing

Nathan Kress is a fairly new director and he’s dishing about how he got started in his new career behind the camera.

“Honestly, when I first started directing it was really more of a case of seeing how it would go,” the former iCarly tells Prune magazine. “[It was] seeing if I would like it, and thinking I would probably hate it – but I had to know.”

However, it ended up quite the opposite.

“It ended up being way more fun than I thought it would be, granted it is the most stressful thing in my life,” Nathan continues. “I’m always very thankful when the week is over, but it’s so fulfilling and rewarding to build something from the ground up.”

And just because he’s behind the camera too, don’t think he’ll be ditching his actor life — at least not yet.

“Acting is my passion, it’s what I’m here to do,” Nathan says. “But if directing becomes my day job than that is an optimal situation.”