Jeff Bridges will be hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend and NBC just released the promo videos for the upcoming episode. Here are a few screencaps from the vids:
The clips are cute (nice Tron shout-out) and worth checking out. I’m really looking forward to the ep because both Eminem and Lil’ Wayne are performing as musical guests. Unfortch, neither of them are featured in the promo vids … but there is a lot of Jeff Bridges. Check out the vids, after the jump … More »
When last we heard about Lance Bass and any dude he might be dating, he was rumored to have been attached to Marc Jacobs‘s ex Lorenzo Martone … before that, he was rumored to be romancing ex-Queer Eye for the Straight Guy style guru Kyan Douglas. Today we learn that Lance is now dating a guy simply known as Brent … and that they’ve been happily together since Hallowe’en:
Lance Bass is in a new romantic relationship, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively. The heartthrob singer has been dating a handsome guy named Brent since meeting at a party in October. “They met at the [L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's] Halloweenie party at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery,” a source told RadarOnline.com exclusively. Since the October 23 bash, Lance and Brent “have been dating ever since.” According to the source, Brent moved to Los Angeles from Dallas and recently got out of a long-term relationship. Nothing helps a broken heart like making a love connection with a hunky star! “He seems to be happy, happy in love with Lance,” the source added. “Brent is a super sweet guy.
Wow. It’s been almost 2 months and Lance is still with this Brent guy? That’s gotta be some kind of new record for the former boy bander. It’s not uncommon for Lance to keep more than one guy on retainer at any given time so the fact that he’s finally “settled down” with one guy is … momentous. This Brent guy reminds me a lot of Lance‘s ex-boyfriend Pedro Andrade … and we know those two dated for a few months back in 2007. Has Cupid finally worked his magic on Lance Bass? Time will tell …
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Marky Mark Wahlberg and his co-star Christian Bale, who both star in the new film The Fighter, are featured on the cover of the new issue of Sports Illustrated magazine. Wahlberg and Bale are among the lucky few non-athletes to nab an SI coverphoto … and they are very proud to have been chosen for the honor:
Mark Wahlberg not only received glowing reviews for his undertstated performance as the real-life junior welterweight Mickey Ward in The Fighter, but he unexpectedly landed a national magazine cover. Sports Illustrated features the actor, 39, stripped down to fighter gear, and lauds the film as the “Best Sports Movie of the Decade.” This also marks one of the rare times in the 56-year history of the publication that a non-athlete has graced the cover. Wahlberg’s Fighter costar, Christian Bale (who plays Mickey’s older half-brother and trainer, Dickie Eklund), poses with him. “As somebody who always dreamed of being a professional athlete,” Wahlberg says, “to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated is an amazing accomplishment.” In fact, it’s a knockout.
I’ve heard enough buzz about this film to make me want to see The Fighter. My initial reaction is that it would be exactly like The Wrestler but with boxing … but I cannot ignore all the great things I’m hearing about the film. I have no doubt that Christian Bale gives a stellar performance but I’m weary of Marky Mark. In my opinion, he always plays the same character in every film he does … and The Fighter looks like no exception. Still, I think I’ll have to see the film and judge for myself if all the hype is valid or not.
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Hot on the heels of his Golden Globe nomination for Best Score, Trent Reznor made an appearance on Tavis Smiley on PBS last night to discuss his work on The Social Network soundtrack and to explain how its creation has inspired him to create even more music. Smiley even made it clear at the start of the interview that Nine Inch Nails “will continue to record” new music in the wake of this new inspiration. Here are a few screencaps from Trent‘s interview with Tavis Smiley as well as some deets from their chat itself:
Trent Reznor’s score for The Social Network was nominated for a Golden Globe — not just his first Golden Globe nomination, but also his first work on a film score ever. In an interview with PBS’ Tavis Smiley last night, Reznor said he initially turned down director David Fincher’s offer to score the film — he’d just gotten married and finished touring — but he also said a lack of confidence prevented him from accepting the offer right away. “It took a long time in the ’90s to get my act together,” he said. “Jump ahead to this past decade and I got sober and I worked on myself and the act of creativity became something I looked forward to now instead of dreading.” He added: “At the time when fame presented itself to me, I was not at a point in my own life where I was equipped to deal with it. I had a built-in sense of not being good enough that I’ve carried with me from wherever it’s come from, and an easy way to fit in was to self-medicate… Twenty years into making music, the soundtrack has been a breath of fresh air.” And while the Reznor who sat down with Smiley was, for the most part, worlds away from the guy who wrote “Hurt” nearly 20 years ago, his old self peeked out at the end of the interview. “To be frank, seeing the accolades that are coming in for the film has been a great experience,” he said. “So, there’s nowhere to go but down from here!”
This is only the start of a bunch of great things professionally for Trent Reznor and The Social Network. As a huge fan of his music, I may be a bit biased … but from the first moment I heard the music he crafted with Atticus Ross for The Social Network, I knew that it was bound for accolade and acclaim. This interview with Reznor showcases his classic conversational nature and enlightens a bit more of the man that has been pretty private for most of his career. After the jump, check out video of Trent Reznor‘s full interview with Tavis Smiley and see for yourselves … More »
Last night David and I made our way to the Ahmanson Theatre in downtown LA to see a performance of the touring version of the Tony and Pulitzer prize winning musical Next to Normal. Altho I first saw the show on Broadway back in August of 2009, I was really excited to be able to see the show again here in LA:
David is a huge fan of the show so he was really excited to see it again. Alice Ripley, the actress who originated the lead role on Broadway (and won a Tony award for her work), is featured in this touring cast and she is joined by a fantastic group of actors. I was really impressed with all of them, especially Emma Hunton who plays Natalie the daughter. For those of you who don’t know, Next to Normal tells the tale of a family that has to deal with a mother’s frantic bi-polar disorder. I know it doesn’t sound like the kind of fare you’d get from a stage musical but the story is not only compelling, it’s riveting and truly heartfelt. The show is here in LA until January 2, it’s a deffo must see for all Broadway musical fans.
Tonight, I’m hoping to meet up with Darion for dinner/movie/hanging out … other than that, things are gonna be pretty quite around here. I hope your Wednesday is going well!! Happy Hump Day!!
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Last week we got our first look at the first promo pics released for Jersey Shore season 3. Today we get our first look at a new JS3 promo photo of the entire cast … and from the looks on their faces, they seem about as bored with the show as I am:
It is becoming increasingly clear that pretty much everyone is already over Jersey Shore … including the Jersey Shore cast themselves. My guess is that the cast is trying to look “serious” in this photo but they, instead, all look like they could give two shits about anything. If I’m bored with the show and the JS cast is bored with the show … what is my incentive to watch season 3? Anyone?
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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who stars in the new film Country Strong and has promised a return appearance on Glee, was honored with her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday. Gwyneth was joined by BFFs Tim McGraw and Faith Hill at her tribute ceremony … here are a few photos and deets from the event:
Oscar-winner Gwyneth Paltrow has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Faith Hill and Tim McGraw were on hand Monday to help Paltrow celebrate the unveiling of her star on the sidewalk outside Madame Tussauds celebrity wax museum. The unveiling comes in advance of the Dec. 22 release in Los Angeles and Nashville of Paltrow’s new film, “Country Strong,” co-starring McGraw. It opens nationwide on Jan. 7. Paltrow won the best actress Academy Award for her role in 1998′s “Shakespeare in Love.” The 38-year-old actress also had roles in the “Iron Man” movies, “Two Lovers,” “The Good Night,” “Proof,” “Sylvia,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Emma,” and “Jefferson in Paris.”
Aww … congrats to Gwynnie. It’s a shame that neither her husband Chris Martin nor her children Apple Blythe Alison or Moses Bruce Anthony were in attendance at this special ceremony but at least Tim and Faith were there to share the day with her. As I understand it, Gwyneth‘s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony was the last of 2010 … which makes her star even more special. Let’s send our love and congrats to Gwyneth on receiving the 2,427th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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Last month we learned that Janet Jackson will be embarking on a 35 city world tour next year in celebration of her 35 Number One songs and today we get our first look at the poster artwork for Janet‘s new tour. Jackson is letting fans around the world determine the cities she will visit on tour and Hong Kong has been chosen as the site of the Valentine’s Day concert:
Look out, world: Janet Jackson is coming to a city near you. The legendary pop star has announced her largest-ever world tour to celebrate her 35 chart-topping hits in 35 different cities across the world. Hong Kong has been voted by fans as the kick-off city, where she will perform tracks exclusively from her greatest hits collection Number Ones. The Rhythm Nation leader will launch the tour at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on February 14, with subsequent dates to be announced soon. “The fans really reached out and voted for Hong Kong to be the Valentine’s Day city of our Number Ones tour. I am thrilled to receive your votes and I will be performing in Hong Kong Feb 14, 2011!” wrote Janet on her website. Ahead of the tour’s start, Janet will be celebrating the release of her upcoming book True You, hitting stores February 8. The singer’s first book will take readers into her lifelong struggle with weight and exercise, meant to inspire those who need to improve their self-esteem.
As you may recall, Janet promised that she will dedicate one of her 35 Number One songs to each of the 35 cities she will visit … so each concert will be special and unique. I’ve never seen Janet Jackson live in concert and David is a HUGE JJ fan so we are deffo planning to see her when she performs here in SoCal (because, undoubtedly, Janet will play a concert in SoCal). Her tour kicks off in only 2 short months … are y’all ready?
While Time magazine selected Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as their Person of the Year, People magazine decided to name Sandra Bullock the Woman of the Year for 2010. Sandra graces the cover of the new issue of People magazine (the very issue that will feature Nicole Richie and Joel Madden‘s wedding photos) which is devoted to the 25 Most Intriguing People of the year. Here is Sandy‘s coverphoto and some deets about her new title of Woman of the Year:
For Sandra Bullock, 2010 was the year that changed everything: She became a mother to son Louis, ended her five-year marriage to Jesse James and reached new career heights with her emotional Oscar win for The Blind Side. It’s only fitting, then, that the superstar, 46, scored the top spot as Woman of the Year in PEOPLE’s new Year-End issue. Of the actress’s life-altering 2010, says a source, “Bad things happen, but she celebrates the good ones. And Louis is a wonderful celebration of good things.”
Sandra Bullock‘s year was full of the highest highs and the lowest lows … but in the end, as a new mother to her son Louis Bardo, it’s clear that 2010 has been the best year of her life. Despite the horrible things she endured from her cheating slime of an ex-husband, Sandra has managed to revel in professional accolades and personal triumphs. IMHO, Sandra is the perfect woman to bear the title of Woman of the Year. After the jump, find out some of the other folks who made People magazine’s list of the 25 Most Intriguing People of 2010 … More »