J-Law, Justin Timberlake, & Malala Yousafzai Also Make The List
His wife may be in the midst of a very serious faux-nipple controversy, but Jay-Z is pretty much having the best day ever. TIME Magazine just released their highly-anticipated 100 Most Influential People In The World list and Jigga man is rocking the cover of their big issue. Considering all of the headlines he’s been making lately– very few of which have to do with his rap career, which is still on and poppin’– I wasn’t that surprised to see him on the cover. He’s a huge deal, and rightfully so. Click inside to see who else made the list, and to read what Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg had to say about Shawn Carter himself.
Garth Brooks Sued, Same-Sex Marriage Wine, Jackman Attacked
- • Legendary Celebrity Selfies. [Buzzfeed]
- • This is how Teen Wolves work out. [Oh La La]
- • Justin Timberlake surfaces at a BFF’s wedding. [PopSugar]
- • Garth Brooks sued for fraud. [GossipCop]
- • Same-Sex Marriage Wine sounds delicious. [Towleroad]
- • Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya won the Boston Marathon today. [Newser]
- • The NY Yankees will honor Jackie Robinson by wearing the number 42 tomorrow … all of them. [Heavy]
- • Celebrating the music of Kelly Clarkson. [Idolator]
- • Apparently, Hell isn’t so bad. [arjanwrites]
- • Hugh Jackman attacked by a stalker (and her pubes) at a gym in NYC. [Starpulse]
- • So this is why Lauryn Hill stopped paying her taxes. [Global Grind]
- • UH OH! Coachella makes for awkward run-ins with exes. [LaineyGossip]
- • Emma Watson is 23, Seth Rogen is 31, Danny Pino is 39, Samantha Fox is 47 and Emma Thompson is 54 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
PITNBr Karen Is Totally Impressed.
OMG, what a week! I wish I could recap all of the amazing stories we had in celebrity pop culture, but I’m having difficulty thinking of anything other than that Justin Bieber/Anne Frank thing that just happened. I know we’re getting some hilarious comments on that one– trust me. They’ll make it on next week’s roundup. Friggen Bieber. Distracting as hell, lol! But no, seriously. We had some really great discussions this week on the blog. Click inside for just a handful of the some of the awesome comments that made us smile, and kept the convos going!
We Sooo Needed This Skit To Happen
Earlier this week I was stunned, shocked, and hella confused over Brad Paisley‘s new song Accidental Racist, which featured formerly awesome rapper LL Cool J. I was so grateful to last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live for addressing the ridiculous song with an awesome Weekend Update skit. To be honest, there were only a few other skits that I enjoyed from last night’s show. I usually like Vince Vaughn… but he just wasn’t doin’ it for me. Peep the video above for more, and click inside for a few other skits.
Posted under: 'Saturday Night Live'
Emma Stone As An Air Force Pilot?!
There are so many films on my must-watch list, it’s kind of ridiculous that I spent the last few days watching Rust & Bone over and over again. Le sigh. And now we can add another one to the list. Cameron Crowe, Oscar-winning director of Jerry Maguire and We Bought A Zoo, is working on his next big project and he’s got some big names to go along with. Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper, and (most recently) Rachel McAdams are all on board his upcoming military film. Click inside to learn more!
Gatsby Fever Continues
A little while back we learned that the gorgeous costumes for Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby had been designed by none of other than Miuccia Prada. We got to check out a few of the original sketches for the film, and it was all basically just one more reason to get excited for the May 10th release of the movie. My girl Karlie Kloss is doing her part to embrace the Roaring 20s, covering the May issue of Vogue Australia in one of Prada‘s Gatsby originals. Click inside for more!
"In a brutal attempt to silence her voice, it grew louder."
As you all know, I’ve been trying to keep up with the story of Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize-nominee Malala Yousafzai. Malala is the fifteen year-old girl who miraculously survived a brutal assassination attempt by members of the Taliban. Shot in the head when she was fourteen for blogging about the importance education for young girls in her community, writing about this girl gets me so verklempt every time– agh! She just sounds so amazing! And I was really happy to see that her new charity was getting some attention from people like activists and philanthropists like Angelina Jolie. The actress just made a great contribution to a fund named after Malala and dedicated to the education of young girls. Click inside to learn more.
The TV Guide
Last night I met up with Ollie and Caleb at their place for a late dinner before the 3 of us made our way to the Regal Cinema at LA Live in downtown LA to see an early screening of Evil Dead. As you may know, the 1981 cult classic The Evil Dead has been remade for 2013 and it officially opens in theaters today … but some theaters screened the movie last night at 10PM and, well, we couldn’t wait any longer to see it. As a fan of the original, I had high hopes that this remake would do the film justice … I am happy to report that I loved this new version of the tale. Unlike many other remakes, Evil Dead does the original film justice. More »
As In, Everything That Is Bad And Good... And, Yes, Ratchet
Last summer I came out about one of my biggest television guilty pleasures– Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. Sigh. This show is so awful… and amazing… and awful… and yeah. I’m definitely waiting on pins and needles for the season 2 premiere. The super trailer dropped a couple of days ago, and it’s lit’rally taken me this long just to process all the ratchet I saw. Joselyn looked… pretty? Erica and Scrappy‘s mom are beefing, like, on a whole ‘nother level. And someone is pregnant, but someone else isn’t sure he’s actually the father. Sigh. I hate when that happens, lmao! Oh, and we have new cast members– DJ Traci Steele and Baby Drew. Peep the trailer for more!
The new season airs April 22nd on VH1 at 8/7C.
'Subverting the truth is the funniest thing of all.'
The Great Gatsby is coming to theatres soon, and y’all know I’m over here in a glass case of emotion over it. We just checked out some new trailers and as the release date approaches, I keep getting more and more excited. Isla Fisher is best known for her comedic roles in movies like Wedding Crashers and Bachelorette, but she’ll be moving over to drama with her role as Myrtle in The Great Gatsby (although I’m sure some elements of her performance will def be funny). The actress (who is married to Sacha Baron Cohen– fun fact) is rocking the cover of Fashion magazine and even though I haven’t followed her work closely, I’m paying attention to any and all Gatsby-related press, lol. Click inside for more!