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Bella Thorne / Her New Single, Her Hugely Successful Career

Bella Thorne is an anomaly in the entertainment industry, a true definition of a superstar who isn’t afraid to be herself in every aspect of her life. Boasting 24.3 million followers to her Instagram page alone, the musician, actress, model, influencer, and overall lover of life proves she can do it all… and then some.

Jumpstarting her acting career at the young of age of 8, Bella has been in the limelight since adolescence. From her role as CeCe Jones on Disney’s Shake It Up to Netflix horror film The Babysitter (and its sequel, Killer Queen) to more recently starring in indie films Girl and Chick Fight, the 23-year-old continues to consistently put in the work while living her dreams out on the daily.

Between relentless long days of filming, Bella still finds time to create heartfelt music from the soul. Following her previous single, “Lonely,” speaking volumes to our current times with the COVID-19 pandemic, the singer-songwriter returns with her most energetic record yet: “SFB” The record stands for “Stupid Fucking Bitch,” as Bella reminds the masses that she has neither the time or the patience for the fucking shit going on today.

Flaunt caught up with Bella via Instagram Live during her one-hour lunch break while shooting for the film Time Is Up overseas in Italy, co-starring alongside Italian popstar Benjamin Mascolo (who also happens to be her boyfriend). Read below as we discuss her new single “SFB,” love for acting, recent films Girl and Chick Flight, the inspiration behind “Lonely,” her fashion style, goals, and more!

How is it over there in Italy?
I’m in the middle of filming now, I’ve been in this dress for the last week. I’m getting very tired of the same makeup and outfit. [laughs] Every interview, I’m in the same outfit. I want to let everyone know I have showered in this dress.

What’s the reality of your work schedule any given day?
Fuck, it’s a lot. 50 to 60 hours a week on the movie. Been doing the movie, we’ve been promoting 2 other movies that came out, a song, and now this song. I’m so excited.

How was your Thanksgiving?
We worked, but my boyfriend was really sweet and had a chef come make a turkey so that we could still do it. Obviously, there’s not much to celebrate. Lockdown’s pretty heavy over here, everyone’s spirits are definitely down, but it’s a beautiful place. I’m excited to film a movie in COVID right now. Lucky enough to film and get back to work, so that’s nice.

Let’s talk about “Stupid Fucking Bitch,” when did you first come up with the idea?
We’re in the studio, we’d already done another song that night. I had things already in my phone that I thought were good lyrics. “Man, we’re feeling this.” I really wanted to do a song that switches up because we’d already done another song that has a complete beat change like this one has I really like that, quite a few of my songs on my album do have that, using different genres. Thoughts started flowing and the song went in a very certain direction, which was “Stupid Fucking Bitch.” [laughs]

What are you most excited for your fans to hear?
I’m excited for people to laugh. I love making a lot of my shit comedic, a little on the nose. It’s always funny when I listen to rappers like “oh shit,” a certain lyric catches me. I love using that style, it’s so prevalent in this song. There’s definitely some really, really fun lyrics. You’ve got to admit, some really fun lyrics in this song. My goodness. [laughs] I’m trying to think of my favorite one, probably “you’re a dirty bitch, now you’re standing in my image.”

Is this a real story? I know it’s about a girl who joins your entourage and she’s a clout-chaser.
Everyone deals with these things; when somebody comes into your friend group and you trust them. A lot of people I see that want to befriend me are clout-chasers, they frankly only like me because of that prevalent reason right there. That’s always worked its way into my life over and over. Anyone who deals with those certain types of people that come into your group, you’re like “oh no, I let you in? How am I going to get you out?!”

How tight is your circle?
Really tight, I usually don’t add in any new people for this reason. I’ve become really weary of friendships because I’ve had a few doozies. The tighter the friend group in general, the more trustworthy. I have my family, my 2 best friends, that’s all I really need. Would I like some more friends? Sure. Would I like them to be good, trustworthy people? Yes! It’s a little bit harder to find than we think. [laughs]

What can we expect from the music video?
It’s so fun, I had a really fun time directing it. The video should feel like a party the whole time, you hanging out with your friends. Actually one of my more simple videos. I usually love to be a little more wacky and crazy, this one’s more real and natural. Let’s have a fun time. You want to toast with your friends while watching it, one of those videos.

Do you always direct your music videos?
Yes, I’ve been lucky enough to do some directing for some other talented artists. I’ve been doing a lot of directing for my production company, Content X, which did this music video as well. I have so much fun creating in the directing and writing world.

Full interview: flaunt.com

Malin Akerman and Bella Thorne Get in the Ring in ‘Chick Fight’ Trailer

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The first rule of Chick Fight is, well… No one actually said not to talk about Chick Fight.

The upcoming comedy stars Malin Akerman as down-on-her-luck Anna Wyncomb, who finds herself facing evicted as her business flounders. In order to turn her life around, Anna’s friend (Dulcé Sloan) introduces her to an underground, all-female fight club.

It’s time for you to come face to face with who you are and what you’re capable of,” Sloan’s Charleen tells Anna, dubbing the fight club a “safe haven for women to come without societal judgment.

Not all of the fighters see it with that same sense of kumbaya, though: Enter Bella Thorne’s Olivia, a “real fighter” who cements herself as Anna’s Gen Z nemesis. So, Anna enlists the help of a washed-up coach (played by Alec Baldwin) to help her tap into her inner Tyler Durden. Kevin Connolly, Dominique Jackson and Fortune Feimster co-star.

Chick Fight is so special to me because of all the talented friends I got to make it with,” Akerman tells ET. “It’s fun, it’s exciting and it’s full of badass women! We as women are constantly digging deep within ourselves to find our inner strength, and Chick Fight is the story of what happens when you push yourself out of your comfort zone.

Chick Fight is in theaters and on demand Nov. 13.

Source: etonline.com

Bella Thorne Thriller ‘Girl’ Gets November Release Date In Screen Media Deal

Screen Media said Wednesday that is has acquired U.S. rights to Girl, the thriller written and directed by Chad Foust that stars Bella Thorne and Mickey Rourke. The deal comes ahead of the film’s U.S. premiere later this week at Fantastic Fest. A November day-and-date release is in the works.

Thorne plays a woman (she’s only known as Girl) who returns to her small hometown to exact revenge on her abusive father, only to discover someone murdered him the day before. As she searches for answers, she soon finds herself prey to a sinister sheriff (Mickey Rourke) and uncovers a disturbing family legacy more disturbing than she’d imagined. The pic marks Foust’s directorial debut, and he also co-stars with Glen Gould, Lanette Ware and Elizabeth Saunders.

Thomas Michael, Shayne Putzlocher and Sara Shaak are producers. Jason Moring, Dave Duckett, Joe Ferraro, Jean Pierre Magro, Al Morrison, Lee Nelson, David Tish and Screen Media’s Seth Needle and Conor McAdam are executive producers. Needle negotiated the Girl deal with Double Dutch International’s Moring and Mark Padilla on behalf of the filmmakers.

We are thrilled to showcase Bella Thorne like you’ve never seen her before, and we know her fans are going to love watching her take charge, and take names,” Screen Media said in a statement. “It is fitting that it will make its debut at this year’s Fantastic Fest, as we think it will be a favorite of genre fans everywhere.

Fantastic Fest launches its virtual 2020 edition Thursday with the North American premiere of Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma’s French werewolf pic Teddy. Girl screens Friday night.

Source: deadline.com

Bella Thorne on ‘The Babysitter’ Sequel & Why She Feels ‘So Lucky’ With Boyfriend Benjamin Mascolo

Bella Thorne has been keeping busy amid quarantine — and has a few things up her sleeve. The 22-year-old actress continues to pave her own path and is thankful to have her “perfect” boyfriend, Benjamin Mascolo, by her side. Thorne and her Italian musician beau have been dating since April 2019.

I got so lucky with my Ben. He’s really just the perfect specimen and I honestly don’t know how I got so blessed with him,” Thorne tells ET’s Katie Krause while promoting her Netflix film, The Babysitter: Killer Queen. “I love constantly learning about his life and his culture and his everything. [It’s] just so interesting when you date someone that hasn’t grown up with the same moralistic values and the same things as you.

There’s so much conversation to be had. So we really got to really know each other,” she says about their time in quarantine, adding that the “five months away from each other was hard…I got very lucky.

Thorne has also been lucky in her career, and hopes to continue creating her empire. In the next decade, the actress wants to write another book, be able to spend more time with her loved ones and even get married.

There’s going to be another book. I’m working on it right now…But [in the next] 10 years, marriage, happiness, taking a break from thinking so hard, hopefully while running my empire,” she expresses. “Hopefully in 10 years I can kind of take a good breather, feel accomplished and feel good about myself.

She’s also writing a show, has the first two episodes written “and season arcs built out and what not.” While she doesn’t go into specifics about the show or share its title — “The title itself really gives the whole thing away” — Thorne does tease that “it’s definitely based in the industry.

It’s very dark. There’s a lot of young characters and parents, and we deal with the relationship between those,” she shares. “And all these characters really connect and intertwine throughout the whole series. Each episode, you kind of get a whole piece of that and it shocks you and then that kinda leads you into the next.

While fans have to wait to hear more about her series, she doesn’t hold back about The Babysitter sequel, The Babysitter: Killer Queen. Thorne reprises her role as cheerleader Allison.

It was so crazy having everybody back in this experience again, reliving these characters again,” she excitingly says, adding that it’s great “to be able to do a number two on a project that was so out there in the first place. To get to work with McG again and just be around his lively, sweet, endearing energy.”

Sharing that they “upped the ante” in the sequel, she adds that they had “a lot of fun going between a lot of the big jokes from the first movie. Kind of bringing those callbacks and just changing them a little bit with new characters. All of our new characters that are in it are just so fun. So out there. It’s very funny. It’s very good.

“I think the way they did it was smart,” she continues, before touching on the possibility of a third film. “They could make a number three. They really could. I wouldn’t put it past anybody on that set to think of some crazy new thing and how it works. I’m just like, will they bring us all back again? That would just be, you know, like, ‘Oh my goodness!’

For Thorne, it’s been important for her to fight for fully-developed female characters because, as she says, “almost every female in that industry has taken that on.” “To fight for a better world for our daughters, to kind of fight all these stigmas and all these boxes people put us into,” she notes. “You just have to. I feel like no matter what, I’ll always be fighting for it.

The actress has come a long way from her Disney Channel Shake It Up days — as has her former co-star, Zendaya. The two have blazed their own trails and she hates when they are compared or pitted against each other.

When you’ve got women and you’re growing up in the same market, even just as well other Disney stars, even if they’re not on the same show, you still get pitted against each other,” she relays. “And people are more likely to be like, ‘Hey, what are you doing?’ I think people love putting women against each other. It’s always this and that. It’s been happening to me and Zendaya since we started the damn show. It’s not a surprise.

As far as Thorne is concerned, she doesn’t let the negativity get to her, adding that she doesn’t read articles about herself.

I’m just not gonna waste my time hearing their negativity because I have better things to fill my head with. With growth, real growth,” she added. “And I think that when people are just really negative, then it’s harder to grow.

Thorne, meanwhile, couldn’t be happier to support her friend, especially after Zendaya got nominated for an Emmy for her role on Euphoria.

My goodness. I just hope she f**king wins,” Thorne exclaims. “The show is amazing. I love Sam Levinson. I love her, so I’m gonna have my fingers crossed the whole entire time. I’m going to be waiting for this acceptance speech!

Source: etonline.com

Bella Thorne Apologizes to Sex Workers After OnlyFans Uproar

Bella Thorne apologized to sex workers who criticized her decision to join OnlyFans, which many content creators feared could negatively impact their revenue streams and further stigmatize the work they do.

Remove the stigma behind sex, sex work, and the negativity that surrounds the word SEX itself by bringing a mainstream face to it that’s what I was trying to do, to help bring more faces to the site to create more revenue for content creators on the site,” Thorne wrote in a series of tweets Saturday, August 29th. “I wanted to bring attention to the site, the more people on the site the more likely of a chance to normalize the stigmas, and in trying to do this I hurt you.

OnlyFans is a subscription platform that allows creators to sell content directly to fans, and since arriving in 2016 has primarily been used by sex workers. Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the United States in March, it’s seen an enormous spike in signups, with Beyoncé name-checking it on the “Savage” remix and celebrities like Cardi B and Black Chyna joining it as well. Last week, Thorne revealed that she was joining the platform, too, and immediately set a record, becoming the first creator to make more than $1 million in 24 hours, and then topping $2 million by the end of the week.

On social media, however, many sex workers who rely on OnlyFans expressed their discontent. Many worried that the mainstreaming of the platform would oversaturate the market and further marginalize sex workers who rely on it. (As Rolling Stone previously reported, many sex workers on OnlyFans have raised concerns that the platform is slowly pushing them out, a claim that OnlyFans has denied.) Additionally, after Thorne’s first-week windfall, OnlyFans implemented changes to how much content creators could be paid per post and in tips, which many suggested was tied to Thorne’s success; OnlyFans said the changes were “not based on any one user.

Source: rollingstone.com

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