Meghan Trainor Covers One Direction’s “Little Things” In Fun Karaoke Sesh

Looks like no boy band is safe from Meghan Trainor's stellar vocals.

Last week, the "All About That Bass" singer put some island vibes on 5 Seconds of Summer's "Don't Stop." This time, she added her sultry sound to the One Direction hit "Little Things." Meghan is no stranger to the group and recently shared that she and Harry Styles worked on a song together that may or may not be released.

Meghan claimed to be nervous when Capital FM radio host Max asked her to karaoke, but managed to perfectly deliver the boy band ballad. Later, she sang a clip of another 5SOS song and even took on Nicki Minaj's "Bang Bang" rap.

Slay, Meghan.

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The Most Showstopping Super Bowl Halftime Outfits Of All-Time

While the sports world is tackling the NFL's "deflategate" scandal and bracing themselves for Marshawn Lynch to unleash his "Beast Mode" on Sunday night, the HuffPost Style editors are placing bets on what Jeremy Scott designs Katy Perry will wear for the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show.

No stranger to theatrics (remember her spark-shooting bra in the "Fireworks" music video?), we expect Perry to pull out all the stops with her performance outfits. We just hope things don't take a bad turn like they did for Janet Jackson and her infamous nipple slip.

Nevertheless, the 30-year-old follows a long line of entertainers who've brought over-the-top vocals and glamour to the NFL's annual championship game.

From Shania Twain's diamond-embellished bustier to Beyoncé's leather-and-lace bodysuit, we ranked the most memorable Super Bowl halftime costumes in history. Where does your favorite performer stand on our list?

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The 10 Most Cry-Worthy Moments In ‘Parenthood’ History

As we prepare to empty our tear ducts during the "Parenthood" finale on Thursday, the HuffPost newsroom gathered to reflect on the six seasons we've spent with the Bravermans. Here are the 10 times that beautiful family made us cry the hardest. (NOTE: If we were counting all the times it made us cry, this would just be a list of all 103 episodes).

When Amber tells Zeek that she named her son Zeek.
This literally just happened at the end of the penultimate episode of the entire series, but I don't think that means it should be disqualified. I wept. Buckets. And I wasn't even shocked: Amber naming her baby after Grandpa Braverman is something "Parenthood" telegraphed so hard throughout this final season that it may as well have been included in the opening credits. ("May God bless and keep you always, and name babies after Zeek.") It's just, damn, both Mae Whitman and Craig T. Nelson sell the moment so well that it actually felt like I was watching members of my own family. The joy and fear in Zeek's face -- at once so happy to be alive for this moment and so scared of not being around for so many future moments -- was devastating. Amber never looked so happy. I'm going to cut this blurb here because it's making me emotional all over again. Curse you, Jason Katims! -- Christopher Rosen


When Joel and Julia officially adopt Victor.
There are plenty of moments when the entire Braverman clan is together, talking over one another in the dizzying way only they can do, but none so sweet and happy-tear-enducing as when Julia and Joel officially adopt Victor. This storyline had its ups and downs with buckets of sad tears (Julia realizing Zoe is going to keep the baby!) and luckily, happy ones. Like this. From Braverman after Braverman speaking up out of turn, to Joel and Victor's matching ties, you can't help but get the warm and fuzzies. Your eyes fill up and you get that tingly weird feeling in your nose and then boom. Victor calls Julia "mom" and suddenly your cheeks are wet and you're covered in goosebumps, yelling at the TV and whoever is around you that these people are the best. -- Katelyn Mullen


When Max wins class president.
"Parenthood" has always been about mixing the sweet moments with the sad ones, and one of the best happy cries was easily Max winning class president in Season 4. Kristina worked SO HARD to campaign for him, even though he only ran because he wanted vending machine privileges. Holy Bob Dylan cover song, I sobbed with joy when he won -- the realization that he was accepted by his peers briefly flitting across his face (though he only ever admitted to wanting snacks) made my heart burst. That happiness coupled with the way his speech worked to let his classmates know what it means to have autism made that arc overwhelming in the best way ever. -- Lauren Duca


When Amber confronts her father.
Pretty much any time Amber cries could be my contribution to this list, but I'll go with her trip down to see Seth in the Season 5 episode "Jump Ball." After Amber shows up at the bar where Seth works, gets drunk and screams that she's afraid she's exactly like him, he takes her back to his place and tucks her in on the couch. The next morning -- as "Someone to Watch Over Me" LITERALLY plays in the background -- he tells her over pancakes that she could never be like him because she has too much of her mother in her. He's there for her in way he hasn't been in the past, but that is a connection they both understand is limited. Waterworks. -- Lily Karlin


When Jasmine tells Crosby she wants to be with him.
Crosby and Jasmine sent me on a roller coaster of emotions from day one. I rallied for them during good times, I felt all the feels for them during bad times (come ON, it's JUST a dishwasher), but through it all, their love reigned supreme. So when Jasmine finally admitted to herself that she did, in fact, want to make being a family work with Crosby, my heart and tear ducts nearly exploded. Add to that the rain, the kiss, the family group hug, and you've got all the ingredients for a "Parenthood" induced sob-fest. -- Jamie Feldman


When Haddie says goodbye to Kristina and Adam at the airport.
Am I allowed to have two? I need two. With the Haddie airport scene, it's like Jason Katims took all of the bittersweetness every college-bound kid has ever felt and found a way to bottle it. I don't have kids, so I empathize with characters in moments of parental conflict, but none of those moments resonated for me like this one. No matter how exhausted you are by rules and curfews or how many times you've yelled, "None of this will matter when I am in New York!" (okay, that one is just me), there is a deep sadness in leaving your mom and dad behind for the first official time. And the energy between Haddie, Kristina and Adam at the airport was more than enough to make my own experience come rushing back. -- Lauren Duca, again


When Kristina tells her family she has breast cancer.
The emotions are so raw and so realistic. You see an entire family who is changed in an instant and immediately frightened, but you can also feel how much love is surrounding her. It's some of the most terrible news you could hear about a family member, and that moment forces you to imagine receiving that news from your own aunt/sister/mom. Cue. The. Tears. -- Jessica Samakow


When Kristina records the goodbye video for her children, in case she doesn't beat breast cancer.
Season 4 was pretty brutal to watch non-bleary eyed, but the 11th episode was just gut-wrenching. At the time, I was about six months pregnant, so my emotions were already running at a fever pitch. But the moment the viewer sees Kristina setting up a "goodbye" video to her children, you can't help but lose it. Just full-on bawl. How Monica Potter doesn't have an Emmy for this scene alone is mind-boggling. She does such an incredible job showing this amazing woman being so strong for her children while she's obviously terrified. And don't get me even started on when she watches it with Adam when she's in recovery. Holy moly. I was full-on wrecked for at least a day. -- Kate Auletta

[Ed. note: We apologize for any tear stains on this blurb, because just reading it wrecked us all over again.]


When Max gives Kristina money for her campaign.
One of my biggest "Parenthood" crying moments was a little bit unexpected. I cried a lot when Kristina got breast cancer, so when she decided to really seize life and run for mayor in Season 5, I was seriously rooting for her. I loved Heather, I loved Kristina's determination and I loved when she turned down that rich developer's huge donation, even though she didn't have the funds to run. The best part came at the end of the episode, when Max handed Kristina a $20 dollar bill and told her she should still run. Out of nowhere, I burst into tears. Max believed in his mom, just like I did, and it was the best. -- Leigh Weingus


Okay, fine, just really anything with Kristina.
It might be because Monica Potter looks like she's about to cry at any given moment. Or it might be the cards life dealt her (a son with special needs, cancer). Or the hardships she creates herself (running for mayor, building a school). Whatever the reason, when the warmest, most caring and loving member of the Braverman clan enters, I preemptively weep. It'll end up making sense later. -- Liat Kornowski

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Yep, Judi Dench Considered Getting Tattoo For Her 80th Birthday

A tattoo for your 80th birthday? Dame Judi Dench certainly considered it.

The award-winning British actress opened up to Good Housekeeping U.K. ahead of her 80th birthday in December. She had something pretty unique in mind as a present for herself, and it wasn't plastic surgery (she's "too old" for that, she has previously said).

"I am tempted to have a tattoo to mark my birthday. Finty’s [her daughter] very keen on me having one. There’s an Indian symbol that I like which supposedly represents life and love and everything," Dench told the magazine. "One of the cameramen who worked on The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel told me what it meant, but I’m a bit nervous in case I’m being set up … It might be unbelievably rude!"

No word on whether or not the inking actually happened, but Dench is no stranger to tattoos -- well, temporary ones.

While on "The Graham Norton show" recently, film producer Harvey Weinstein opened up about an interesting gift Dench gave him to thank him for putting her on the map as a movie actress.

“She took me to the Four Seasons restaurant, she said ‘I’ve got a surprise, you’re a guy who has everything, I don’t know what to get you,'" he said. "Judi Dench unbuckles her pants, and on her bum, as you say, 'JD Loves HW.' A tattoo! She said, ‘I put your name on my ass.’ I’m at the Four Seasons, and I don’t know what to do, whatever, so I fell down.”

That's Judi for ya.
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About The New England Patriots

Having been around since 1960, the Patriots are among the oldest teams in the NFL. In that half century, Pat Patriot and the team have certainly created many memorable moments, but there are a few little known stories worth noting.

Although you may have already known that the Patriots are going to win their fourth Super Bowl this Sunday, here are a few bits of trivia you've yet to learn:

1. The team was shortly called the Bay State Patriots. This had to change because of the unintended abbreviation, BS Patriots.


The Boston Patriots were the eighth team added to the AFL, keeping the original name until 1971. But owner Billy Sullivan became upset that Boston wasn't allowing him to build a stadium in the downtown area, so he snubbed the city and moved to Foxboro. With the location change came a name change and the Patriots adopted the "Bay State Patriots" moniker. This didn't go over well.

An AP story from 1971 entitled "Bay State or Boston? Even Patriots Unsure" explains:

The club's board of directors voted a change from Boston to Bay State last week, recognizing the fact the team is scheduled to play home games this year in a 62,000-seat stadium under construction in Foxboro, about 20 miles south of Boston. The "Bay State" tag hasn't proved too popular, and some Boston sports writers refuse to call the team by anything but "Patriots."

And an article from Time points out that part of the hatred for the new name was because the abbreviation "B.S. Patriots" was obviously no good. The team name was quickly changed to the New England Patriots.

2. George R.R. Martin wrote the New England Patriots into Game of Thrones.


Unfortunately, they're not given the best treatment. George R.R. Martin isn't too fond of the team, saying to Sports Illustrated that the Patriots are the NFL's Lannisters.

Talking on a Sports Illustrated podcast in 2013, Martin furthered this earlier claim describing Bill Belichick as "Evil Little Bill." He said, "In some ways he might be worse than a Lannister. Maybe he's a Greyjoy."

In A Dance with Dragons there's passage that has been determined to be about the Patriots 2007 undefeated season where they eventually lost the Super Bowl to the New York Giants. From the book:

The galley was also where the ship's books were kept ... the fourth and final volume of The Life of the Triarch Belicho, a famous Volantene patriot whose unbroken succession of conquests and triumphs ended rather abruptly when he was eaten by giants.

In the previously mentioned Sports Illustrated interview, Martin claimed "the Starks are heroes, so they would be the Giants." You can read more about Martin's NFL fandom on his blog, titled "Not a Blog".

3. Bill Belichick once gave Larry Izzo a game ball for secretly going "number two" on the sidelines during a game.


In 2012, Wes Welker confirmed a rumor on ESPN's "Highly Questionable" that Larry Izzo had gone "number two" during a game. Welker even progressed the story further claiming Izzo probably sees it as one of his greatest accomplishments:

Larry would be so mad at me if I said that this didn't happen, because he takes ultimate pride in this whole deal. Of all the special teams tackles and Pro Bowls he's made, I guarantee you that game ball is probably a more prized item for him than his Super Bowl rings.

Izzo was named special teams captain for the New England Patriots eight times.

4. Vladimir Putin apparently stole one of Robert Kraft's Super Bowl rings, almost causing an international incident.


Vladimir Putin initially acquired the Super Bowl XXXIX ring during a meeting with various businessmen, including Robert Kraft, and at the time it was said to be a gift. However in 2013, as reported by the New York Post, Kraft gave a speech where he admitted that Putin had actually stolen the ring. Kraft said, "I took out the ring and showed it to [Putin], and he put it on and he goes, 'I can kill someone with this ring.' I put my hand out and he put it in his pocket, and three KGB guys got around him and walked out."

The George W. Bush White House had called Kraft at the time to persuade him to not make an international incident out of the theft. Kraft explained in his speech, a White House representative told him, "It would really be in the best interest of US-Soviet relations if you meant to give the ring as a present." Kraft continued the story:

I really didn't [want to]. I had an emotional tie to the ring, it has my name on it. I don't want to see it on eBay. There was a pause on the other end of the line, and the voice repeated, "It would really be in the best interest if you meant to give the ring as a present."

The Kremlin has denied the ring was stolen.

5. The iconic Pat Patriot was originally drawn in just 45 minutes.


Phil Bissell was working as a Boston Globe cartoonist when the Patriots first received their name. A Globe editor asked Bissell to illustrate a potential logo and in 45 minutes, Bissell had Pat Patriot. The team loved the drawing so much that they paid Bissell and took the logo as their own. Over the years slight variations have been made to Pat, such as the more fierce eyes that are recognizable today, but more or less the logo has survived since that first assignment.

In a profile with USA Today, Bissell said, "Pat is just a living legend. People just like Pat. They seem to know this guy is getting down to business. He's going to give it all."

In late 2014, Bissell published a book called PatsPa! about his cartoons over the years, focusing on his various drawings of Pat Patriot over the years for the team.

Image: New England Patriots official website

BONUS: Tom Brady was drafted in the sixth round as a fourth-string QB, but when he first met Robert Kraft this is what Brady said:

"I'm the best decision this organization has ever made."


Giving a speech at Gillette Stadium in 2012, Robert Kraft told the story of the first time he met Tom Brady.

Brady was only 22, but, according to Kraft, his trademark confidence was already quite apparent:

I still have the image of Tom Brady coming down the old Foxboro stadium steps with that pizza box under his arm, a skinny beanpole, and when he introduced himself to me and said, "Hi Mr. Kraft," he was about to say who he was, but I said, "I know who you are, you’re Tom Brady. You’re our sixth round draft choice." And he looked me in the eye and said, "I’m the best decision this organization has ever made." It looks like he could be right.

Now it's time to take that confidence and do this again.

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Jane Fonda Says Girl Power Is The Reason Women Live Longer Than Men

Sorry, men. It seems your bromances are totally overrated -- at least according to Jane Fonda. The 77-year-old actress and fitness guru says it's actually female friendships that are the strongest and even the healthiest. “I think that is one reason why women live longer than men. Friendship between women is different than friendship between men," Fonda told Vanity Fair. "We talk about different things. We delve deep. We go under, even if we haven’t seen each other for years ... It’s my women friends that keep starch in my spine and without them, I don’t know where I would be. We have to just hang together and help each other.”

Fonda even went as far as to say that hormones are released in female friendships that have stress-busting, life-lengthening benefits. She also debunked the myth that women are constantly competing with one another. "The growing myth is that women don’t support each other. Women fight each other. But this [brunch] just shows that we don’t," she said, speaking at the Women in Film brunch at the Sundance Film Festival.

Fonda also reflected on her early days charting the waters of Hollywood as a young woman. The actress herself is known for being something of a sex symbol, which she once used to "take the easy road for a while." But that all changed with her 1968 film "Barbarella." At that point, Fonda became more of an activist and realized she "didn't want to be put in that slot anymore."

"I wasn’t (happy with being a sex symbol) if you really want to know," Fonda said in a 2011 interview. “I think being stuck with a label like sex symbol can be very limiting. If a man I care about thinks I’m sexy then great, but I don’t want to be labeled anything.”

She went on to say it's up to us to "shame the studios" for being so gender-biased.

Let's hear it for girl power.

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Jimmy Fallon Leads A ‘Grease’ Sing-Along At Marie’s Crisis In NYC

Jimmy Fallon proves yet again that he'd be the perfect celebrity BFF.

A new video surfaced showing the comedian leading a "Grease" sing-along while at a piano bar in New York City. According to TMZ, the rendition of "Summer Nights" (the same song which, fans will recall, he co-headlined with Tina Fey on his last episode of "Saturday Night Live") went down last weekend at West Village standby Marie's Crisis.

Sporting a Yankees cap, Fallon casually busted some moves and sang into a lucky unseen companion's eyes. Consider this our request for a "Grease" sing-along segment on "The Tonight Show."
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Kim Kardashian Says She’s 15 Pounds Heavier, But Hey, It’s Good For Her Soul

Yes, even celebrities have a hard time staying away from delicious soul food.

Kim Kardashian sat down with "Entertainment Tonight" hosts Nancy O'Dell and Kevin Frazier and revealed she recently gained 15 pounds and enlisted the help of a nutritionist.

"I just started seeing a nutritionist, because I don't understand why I ... well, I do [understand] because I eat really bad," she said, "but I just started to eat really healthy and work out a little bit more and just change my lifestyle. Especially when you have a baby, I want to know what to cook and how to cook healthier. We've just changed our lifestyles."

The 34-year-old admitted her cooking habits might have something to do with it.

"I do cook," she said, "but I cook, like, soul food. So I have to learn how to cook healthy food. I know it's hard to believe."

Earlier this month, Kardashian shared a throwback photo with Kourtney Kardashian from the 2009 Emmy Awards, writing: "Since it's award season I will do my #TBT to the time Kourtney and I went to the Emmys. She was pregnant and I was about 15 to 20 pounds thinner."

Kim, you look fantastic. Go ahead and eat the soul food.
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Joel Grey Comes Out: ‘Cabaret’ Star Says ‘I’m A Gay Man’ At Age 82

Broadway legend and Oscar-winning "Cabaret" star Joel Grey opens up about his sexuality in a new interview with People magazine, telling the publication: "I'm a gay man."

Although the 82-year-old actor says he doesn't like labels, Grey says he "came to realize, along with being attracted to girls, I had similar feelings for boys" when he was growing up in Cleveland, Ohio. Still, he recalls a time when he overheard "the grownups talk in the next room, my mother included, talking derisively about 'fairies' and men being dragged off to jail and even worse for being who they were."

Grey says his sexuality is not a secret to friends and family, but that "it took time to embrace that other part of who I always was."

Grey was married to actress Jo Wilder for 24 years, and is father to "Dirty Dancing" star Jennifer Grey and his son James, who is a chef. He and Wilder divorced in 1982.

Jennifer Grey tells People that she is "very happy" that her father "has come to a point in his life where he feels safe and comfortable enough to declare himself in a public way as a gay man."

The actor nabbed a Tony Award in 1966 for originating the role of the Emcee in the musical "Cabaret," and picked up an Oscar for the same role in 1973 in the film version, which starred Liza Minnelli.

He's continued to focus on stage work in recent years, with roles in the 1997 revival of "Chicago," "Wicked" and "Anything Goes." He also directed the Tony-winning Broadway production of Larry Kramer's "The Normal Heart" in 2011.
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And Here Are The ‘Broad City’ Women As Pin-Up Stunners. You’re Welcome.

How's your day going so far? Only okay? Well we're about to kick things up a few hundred notches with this most beautiful of illustrations, a badass rendering of stoner heroines Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer as Sailor Jerry-style pin-up girls. For this, we thank artist Emma Munger.


In the image above we have Broad City's Abbi and Ilana, the latter in her signature napkin-as-shirt ensemble, lounging all sexy amidst floating pizza slices, bongs, vibrators, cereal and poop piles. It's pretty damn close to perfect, if we do say so ourselves.

"I would have to say I love 'Broad City' because it's hilariously real and doesn't take itself too seriously," Munger wrote to The Huffington Post. "It's impossible to not enjoy watching Abbi and Ilana and their ridiculous escapades around NYC. My favorite part about the show is their natural best-friend chemistry -- it is genuinely fun to watch. I can't help but identify with them, flaws and all, and really appreciate how they celebrate and get over their insecurities together."

In the words of Ilana, "Yas, yas, yas."

For more of Unger's wonderful work, check out her pin-up interpretations of the ladies of Twin Peaks below.

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