Archive | May, 2012

5/31

31 May

Kathie Lee Gifford’s Foot-in-Mouth Moment

Apparently Today host, Kathie Lee Gifford, didn’t read her cue cards correctly yesterday on the show. During an interview with Martin Short, Gifford went on and on about Short’s happy marriage with his wife, Nancy, asking him how he makes it work and what she loves about him? Sweet, except, Short’s wife passed away two years ago. OOPS!

Kathie’s co-host quickly changed the subject, but the damage was already done. Once she realized her mistake, Kathie tweeted Short saying, “I send my sincerest apologies to @MartinShort and his family. He handled situation w/enormous grace and kindness and I’m so grateful.” Although, I don’t think he received the apology, considering the handle she used is not a real account. Short says he was not offended by the honest mistake, but I’m sure Kathie’s embarrassment will last a bit longer.

Check out the awkward moment below:

 Phil Phillips Cracks ‘Idol’ Records

This season of American Idol may not have been the biggest in terms of ratings, but it has been for record sales. Winner, Phil Phillip’s, coronation song, Home, sold 278,000 digital copies in it’s first week, putting it at #2 on the digital charts. The number is the biggest an Idol winner has ever pulled off with their first single. Looks like they’ll be good news for the singer when he wakes up from that kidney surgery!

Anna Paquin Premieres Baby Bump

True Blood star, Anna Paquin, may play a vampire on TV but the actress didn’t show signs of any life sucking baby at the show’s red carpet premiere. The actress wore a tight, mesh, black dress to show off her new baby bump. Her little vampire, with costar Stephen Moyer, is due in the fall.

Katy Perry Goes All Natural

Katy Perry’s new documentary movie, Part of Me, doesn’t hit theaters until July 5, but stills from the film have already hit the web, and they prove that audiences will in fact see new parts of the California girl–without make-up that is. Check out the pic below of the usually dolled up Katy, sans all the glitz and glam. She looks so young! 

Jessica Simpson’s New Job: To Loose Weight

New mom, Jessica Simpson’s, pregnancy body was a media headline for nine months, and now, a month after baby Max’s birth, it still is. Both parties just confirmed that Simpson will be the new spokesperson for Weight Watchers (I guess Jennifer Hudson’s work is done). And talk about incentive to loose weight: to make sure that their weight loss program looks just as good as Simpson’s new body, their paying the mogul $4 million to shed the pounds!

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Katy Perry Overload

30 May

Like Katy Perry? Can’t decide which #1 hit you want to rock out to? Why not listen to them all, at the same time! Take a look at this amazing medley, done by Olivia Noelle, covering all of KP’s hit singles.

5/30

30 May

Say Hello to Baby Maxwell!

New mom, Jessica Simpson, is taking to this week’s issue of People to introduce the world to her daughter, Maxwell Drew. In the issue, a neutrally clad Simpson shares what motherhood has been like, from breastfeeding to sleepless nights, and answers the question of why her little girl has a little boy’s name? (it’s her finance’s middle name).

May I just add that that is a HUGE baby! No wonder Jess looked like she was having triplets!

‘Les Mes’ Official Trailer Released

Check out the trailer, below, for the new screen adaption of the Broadway classic, “Les Miserables.” Anne Hathaway narrates the clip with her redentiton of “I Dreamed a Dream.” Other big name actors that will appear in the film are, Hugh Grant, Russel Crowe, and Amanda Seyfried.

Mary-Kate’s Much Older New Boo

Mary-Kate Olsen has always been the more avant-garde half of the billionaire twin moguls, but now, instead of wearing vintage clothes, Mary-Kate is choosing vintage men. The 25-year-old entrepenur was spotted with 42-year-old, Olivier Sarkozy, who is a French designer and brother of a former French president. Take a look at the new couple, cheers-ing their age gaped relationship pehaps?

‘Private Practice’ Makes a Very Private Cut

Private Practice show creator, Shonda Rhimes, kept plans of cutting Tim Daly’s character, Pete, from the show a little too private. Daly was informed of his lay off via his agent, and took to Twitter to let fans know to not expect Pete’s return. “Wonderful fans of PPP. Shonda Rhimes informed my agent today that Pete won’t be returning for season 6. It was a great 5 yrs. R.I.P. Pete Wilder.

Nick Jonas Chops it Off

Fresh off his curtain call performance of Finch on Broadway’s How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Nick Jonas took a trip to the barber to buzz off his perfectly manicured, signature, curly locks. “New chapter. New haircut. #Iloveit,” he tweeted about his new style. Oh, Nick I love it too. Hell, #Ilove anything you do.

‘Catching Fire’ Casting Comes Down to Final Three

Turns out Catching Fire director, Francis Lawrence, never had any intention to cast Robert Pattinson in the second installment of the Hunger Games big screen trilogy. However, three, non Twilight, familiar faces have made the finals. Friday Night Lights alum, Taylor Kitsch, The Social Network’s, Armie Hammer, and Tron Legacy’s, Garrett Hedlund, are all up for the role of heart throb, Finnick Odair. Lionsgate execs. are not confirming or denying reports, but we may be hearing an official casting announcement by next week. Considering I have been in love with Kitsch since he played bad boy, Tim Riggins, in FNL, (my phone’s background is currently his head shot) my hopes are with him!

Broadway Makes Billions

The 2011 season was a great one for the Great White Way, bringing in $1.4 billion in revenue, up from last season’s $1.2 billion. Perhaps it was the big name stars that graced the stage this year, or shows, like The Book of Mormon, that were selling premium tickets for $475. Whatever the case, it’s a well deserved number, as the talent on Broadway is just extraordinary. To catch a recap of this year’s big stage hits, check out the Tony Awards airing on CBS at 8 pm on June 10.

5/28

28 May

Bieber “Batters” Paparazzi

Justin Bieber had had enough of the cameras following him and his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, this weekend in Calabasas, California. The 18-year-old allegedly “assaulted” a photographer, who is now claiming post-attack physically pain. The Biebs has not been officially charged, but if the pap. has enough evidence, he may. The tween queen and king didn’t help their cause by fleeing from the scene, and now the LA police are now on the hunt for the couple to get their side of the story.

Could Bieber be locked up instead of touring this summer? Hold the tears teenie boppers, it’s not likely. 

Lady Gaga Forced Out of Indonesia

The Islamic Defenders Front in Indonesia defended their “morals” against Gaga, forcing her to cancel her shows in the country. The group claimed that Gaga’s provocative dance moves and costumes are against their religious morals and were not welcomed in their country, calling the singer, “a messenger of the devil.” Gaga apologized to her fans who missed out on the show, saying, “there is nothing Holy about hatred.”

Watch out ‘Avengers,’ the ‘Men in Black’ Are Back

Will Smith and his FBI agents were back on screen this weekend for the third installment of the Men in Black series. The alien catchers brought in $70 million over the Memorial Day weekend, knocking off the superheros of the Avengers for the #1 spot. Coming in third was the disappointing, Battle Ship, next was the controversial, Dictator, and finally Dark Shadows rounded at the top five.

The Stars Come Out to Celebrate Jessica and Justin

Couple, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, are usually a low key couple, but ever since Mr. N’Sync put a ring on it, all eyes have been on JJ. This weekend celebs such as, Ellen Degeneres, Amy Adams, and the rest of N’Sync boys, and the rest of the couple’s friends and family joined forced to celebrate the engagement in LA. On to the wedding!

5/26

26 May

R-Patz Ready for the Arena?

Since Catching Fire has already scored a new director, the next natural step is casting the new characters in the Hunger Games series. Finnick Odair is one of those characters, a gorgeous young tribute who uses sex appeal to get ahead. So who’s going to play the heart throb? Well, why not cast a real life one, right? Sources are saying that Robert Pattinson is on top of the list for Finnick candidates. Twilight is ending soon, and Catching Fire is a guaranteed big pay day. Are we sensing a Twilight/Hunger Games crossover?

Reese Witherspoon’s Baby Makes It’s Debut: Well Her Baby Bump

A newly announced, pregnant, Reese Witherspoon, showed up to the Cannes Film Festival in this LBD: little baby dress. Cameras have caught the actress’s budding belly in bathing suits last month while she vacationed with her family, but this it the first time she’s stepped out on the red carpet preggo. Reese, and hubby Jim Toth’s, baby is due this fall.

Amber Portwood Chooses Jail Over Drugs

Teen Mom star, Amber Portwood, was temporarily put in jail last week for violating her probation on drug related charges. The court gave Portwood an ultimatum: go to rehab or go to jail. Desperate to keep drugs in her life, Portwood chose jail, for five years! I guess her chair will be empty at the final Teen Mom reunion.

From Pirate to Bride: Keira Knightley Gets Engaged

Keeping it in the Brit family, actress, Keria Knightley, announced yesterday that she is engaged to British rocker, James Righton. The couple were introduced by pal and fellow Brit, Alexa Chung. Appropriate to her usual private style, Ms. Knightley is keeping wedding details unwraps for now.

5/24

24 May

Idol’s’ Big Night Has Not So Big Ratings

The once dominating singing competition has been showing signs of a decline since the panel lost Simon Cowell, but last night’s finale episode proved that the world may not be idolizing Idol like it used to. 21.5 million viewers tuned in to watch alternative rocker Phil Phillips take home the gold, and while that number doesn’t seem that small, in comparison to last year’s finale, it was down 8 million viewers! Jennifer Lopez’s fate as a judge is already questionable and now it seems like the show itself may be singing it’s swan song soon.

Are Bethenny and Jason Heading for Spiltsville?

Even if you have only watched one episode of Bethenny Ever After, you have probably asked yourself how Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy are still together. America has watched as the couple constantly fought over money, power, and family, and now rumors are that the s*** has finally hit the fan, and both Bethenny and Jason have hired divorce lawyers. Bethenny took to Twitter to defend, confirm, acknowledge the rumor, and plug her new talk show at the same time. “We’re going to talk about EVERYTHING on my show! June 11 on @Fox Broadcasting,” she tweeted. So are the Hoppy’s, hopping away from their marriage? Tune in June 11, I guess.

RPatz and KStew Let Their Lips Do the Talking

While they never officially said the words, “we are dating,” Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s off screen romance has never been a secret. Check out the pic below of the two vampires at the Cannes Film Festival, confirming they are definitley not “just friends.”

Jim Parsons Tip Toes Out of the Closet

The Big Bang Theory’s, Jim Parsons didn’t need whistles and bells to welcome him out of the closet. Instead the actor’s sexuality was quietly announced in a profile written about him for a Broadway show. “Mr. Parsons is gay and in a 10-year relationship, and working with an ensemble again onstage was like nourishment,” it said. Parson has never denied that he was gay or in a relationship, but has definitley stayed quieter about it then his fellow gay actors, Neil Patrick Harris and Jessie Tyler Ferguson. To each their own, as long as everyone is happy. 

Meet Casey Anthony: The Lifetime TV Edition

The nation has already expressed their outrage over Casey Anthony profitting from a book deal regarding her 2-year-old daughter’s gruesome murder. However, no one ever said anything about a TV movie, right? Lifetime TV has confirmed that their network will be premiering a “ripped from the headlines,” TV movie about the Casey Anthony trial, based on the book by prosecutor Jeff Ashton (the network insists Anthony will not see any profits.) Many of the major players have already been cast, including Rob Lowe, and 19-year-old Canadian actress Holly Deveaux. I’m not sure if I would accept a role playing Casey Anthony, even if it meant unemployment. Check out the actress below:

Minka Kelly Channels Jackie O

Friday Night Lights actress, Minka Kelly, has been officially confirmed to play the former first lady, Jackie O, in 2013’s movie, The Butler. Forest Whitaker will play the title butler, who knows the secrets and scandals of eight United States presidents that he has worked under. Minka will join the already star studded cast including, Oprah Winfrey, Matty McC as JFK, John Cucsack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, and Liam Neeson as Lyndon Johnson.

5/23

23 May

American Horror Story Gets Crazy…Literally

Mum has been the word about the plot line of FX’s thriller American Horror Story, season two. However, with the season premiere fast approaching, creator, Ryan Murphy, is spilling some details. This season will be set in the sixties, and take place in an insane asylum. The patients of the featured psych ward suffer from things such as, mental illness to condemned homosexuality (remember it’s the 60’s). Major players taking part in this year’s cast are Jessica Lange, Chloe Sevigny, and, sigh, Adam Levine.

It’s a Guido for Snooki

Even though the cameras may not be rolling forever, Snooki’s life will be full of GTL-ing for a long time. The Jersey Shore star confirmed today that she is expecting a baby boy in September.

It’s a Girl..AND a Boy For Jillian Michaels

Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels left the weight lost show last season in order to start a family, but I don’t think this is how she thought it would all happen. One week after her adoption of 2-year-old daughter Lukensia, from Haiti, was finalized, her partner gave birth to their son, Phoenix. While she knows she is in for many sleepless nights ahead, the fit momma said, “I want to be really present and enjoy all the nuances of their growth and development. I don’t want to rush any of it.”

The Great Gatsby Gets a Trailer

Check out the trailer below to catch a glimpse of Leonardo DiCaprio and Casey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby:

Phil Phillips Plan After Idol?: Surgery!

Earlier in the season, Phil Phillips, the soulful American Idol finalist, was rushed to the hospital complaining of severe abdominal pain. Although doctors told him that kidney surgery was necessary, the 21-year-old decided to postpone it until after the singing competition was over. After tonight’s finale, Phillips will do a quick press tour in NYC then head home for surgery. Doctors are saying the singer may miss a couple dates on the Idol tour, but he should be just fine.