Monthly Archives: April 2012

Olivia Wilde In Prada – ‘Help Wanted’ Tribeca Film Festival Premiere

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Olivia Wilde gave herself a second spot on the WDOTY list when she attended the premiere for ‘Help Wanted’ during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday in New York City.

If I was paying someone to dress me and they handed me this black floral lace Prada dress with yellow ruched bodice, and ivory skirt underlay, I would check my calendar to see if it was April Fool’s Day, because this dress is a joke.

It looks like a combination of dresses melted together in the tumble-dryer.

There is not one good quality about it and the finish is horrific. Just look at that sloppy bodice and droopy waistband which looks like masking tape.

The only saving grace is her flawless makeup, chic updo and red hot Aperlai ‘Spoky’ sandals.

I am stunned that this is a Prada dress.

The title of this movie is very appropriate: ‘Help Wanted’.

Source : http://www.redcarpet-fashionawards.com/2012/04/23/olivia-wilde-in-prada-help-wanted-tribeca-film-festival-premiere/

Best & Worst of the 2011 Emmys: Jane Lynch’s Gay (and Hilarious!) Agenda

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The Modern Family juggernaut swept up the first four awards in the show, virtually ensuring that all that sweet goodwill for the show would pretty much be gone by the first commercial break.

But hey, there was still plenty of good times to come: Cameo-crazy songs, Michael Bolton-busting dances and whatever was going to happen when Charlie Sheen addressed the Two and a Half Men cast.

Look, we’re just happy to see Jon Hamm on TV again. Even doing finger pistols.

So let’s get to it:

MORE: The winners! Find out who they are!

Best Opening: Sure, Jane Lynch goes for the easy lip-sync, Auto-Tune and Star Trek references early—a little worrying, yes—before she unleashed a delightful opening number that crammed in a Tivo’s worth of inside television references and more cameos than a Love Boat episode.

Best Opening Cameo: The cast of Mad Men encountering Lynch reminded us how much we missed that show, though we can only hope that Roger Sterling one day has a reason to try to watch a movie on a rotary phone.

Worst Sound Effects: The Jimmy FallonJimmy Kimmel bit was really funny, but the sound was a mess. Thankfully, two men wrestling on the floor pretty much close-captions itself.

Most Dramatic: Charlie Sheen‘s slow, creeping…creepy words of support for his former colleagues on Two and a Half Men had us on the edge of our seat.

Best Moment of Female Empowerment: Amy Poehler led the women nominated for the lead actress in a comedy award up on stage for a moment that was hilarious and inspired and Melissa McCarthy‘s win was totally better than anything we’ve ever seen at a real beauty pageant.

MORE: What did Charlie Sheen say?

Least Amazing Win: Imagine a reality series in which the same person won every time? You can’t? Just watch The Amazing Race win yet another reality show win.

Best Use of Editing: Ricky Gervais‘ heavily tweaked intro to the Comedy Directing award not only had us laughing, but actually had us thinking they should do this more often on the less compelling speeches.

Worst Use of Time: The late-night comedy writers only got 15 seconds to do their always-funny intros for their nominations. We could watch a whole season’s worth of that stuff.

Best Save: Sure, we think The Colbert Report has been getting robbed for years by the also-excellent The Daily Show, but the barely literate speech by the show’s writers showed they could bring the funny even without Jon Stewart onstage.

Of Course…Soon enough, Jon Stewart was on stage to pick the award for the whole show. You know, Oprah Winfrey eventually stopped nominating herself to give other people a chance. Think about it, Stewart.

Least Commonly Heard Complaint in 2011: During one gag, Mad Men‘s Slattery groused about having to give a fur to every woman he sleeps with, “What am I, made of furs?” (Interestingly, this was also a line of dialogue from Game of Thrones!)

Best Couple of Winners: The terrific Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen both picked up awards for their comedy duet. Still, watching Steven Levitan and his wife riffing during one of his acceptance speeches made us think the actors perhaps ought to share those things with the originals. (That said, Burrell’s speech was especially good.)

Nicest Surprise: Host Lynch kept things funny through the whole show, from her riff on the oil-changing gay agenda to revealing that all of Hollywood pretty much enjoys a camera-free orgy once the show ends. (We knew it!) Great job, Jane. Does someone smell a 2012 Emmy? (Or who knows, it could be an old 2010 one, because it really smells bad.)

EGOT Alert: While plenty of movie people picked up Emmys—thus increasing their chances for an Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony sweep—we say keep your eye on the Emmytones, the vocal group with Joel McHaleColbie Smulders and more. Total Grammy bait.

Most Winning Moment: When Margo Martindale, the supporting actress winner, struggled to get up the stairs, Modern Family‘s Ed O’Neill bolted out of his front-row chair to try to help her before Ashton Kutcher got there to get her onstage. O’Neill, you are a total gentleman. Kutcher, as we all know, is just half of one.

PHOTOS: Emmys Fashion Police!

Best TV Moment: When noted TV director Martin Scorsese won for Boardwalk Empire. OK, seriously, we totally bow to Scorsese’s skillz but how about honoring a real TV guy, like Tim Van Patten, who has directed a ton of great TV (including Boardwalk and nearly every other great HBO show).

Don’t Hate the Player—or the Game! We were stoked the Game of Throne‘s Tyrion Peter Dinklage won for his great performance of George R.R. Martin’s character. Surprised that he remembered his fellow nominees? A Lannister always pays his debts.

Too Late! In the midst of an extremely literate and tasteful speech Downton Abbey‘s mastermind Julian Fellowes said, “At the risk of being grandiloquent”…Which was totally, you know, not.

Yay!…What? If Friday Night Lights‘ Kyle Chandler looked a little stunned when he won, we’re guessing that was partly because it was impossible to understand whose name the cast of Charlie Angel‘s was shouting as the winner. (But considering Angel Minka Kelly used to be Chandler’s costar on the show, he probably figured it out pretty fast.)

The In Memorium Moment: Did we miss Jeff Conaway? And hey, we love Leonard Cohen‘s “Hallelujah” as much as anyone, but even Cohen said recently that the song deserves a rest. That said, lots of people thought the singers wonderful and the moment touching.

Dirty Flirting Award: Winner Guy Pearce offered some sexy talk about Mildred Pierce Kate Winslet, before getting all romantic toward his wife. (Dude, that’s totally our move!)

Best Finish: Well, it finished on time. That’s good. And can’t argue with Mad Men and Modern Family winning the top awards. So, all in all, we give this one a thumbs up. How about you?

Source : http://www.eonline.com/redcarpet/2011/emmys/news/best-worst-of-the-2011-emmys-jane-lynch-s-gay-and-hilarious-agenda/264505#ixzz1swYEIUQ5

Jessie J looks set to put her pop career on paws

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Stage ... Jessie J

Stage … Jessie J
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THE VOICE mentor Jessie J wants to become a West End star and is even writing her own musical.

The Do It Like A Dude singer admits her dream role would be a cameo in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit show Cats – as a pussycat.

Jessie, who has sold more than 12million records, wants to step out of the limelight to tread the boards for a while.

The star, cast in Lord Lloyd-Webber’s show Whistle Down the Wind as a child, said: “I would love to do musicals. That is what I trained in. I’ve started writing one but it’s kind of been put to the side.”

Jessie’s musical is about living life to the full. She suffers from a heart condition and had a stroke at 18 but has vowed not to let it hold her back.

She said of her script: “It’s about life and feeling good. It’s about time there’s something on stage that kids can go to and come out thinking they can take on the world and do something with their life if they’re in a bad place.”

She also told how she had been reduced to tears daily at school by a teacher as she dreamed of becoming a singer – and that was why she was tough on contestants on BBC1’s The Voice.

The star, a coach on the show along with Sir Tom Jones, Will.i.am and The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue, told the Radio Times: “I’m the most critical of the four of us because I remember what it takes to make it. I used to have a teacher who made me cry. She said she was tough on me because she knew I had potential.”

Source : http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/thevoice/4275094/Jessie-J-looks-set-to-put-her-pop-career-on-paws.html

Jennifer Aniston’s Big Fat Greek Wedding

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux

Wedding bells … Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
By ALISON MALONEY
Published: 23rd April 2012

JENNIFER Aniston is going back to her Greek roots for her wedding to Justin Theroux.

The Friends star has been checking out hotels in Crete, where her actor dad John was born.

Staff at the Elounda Beach Hotel were amazed when the Hollywood beauty came to scout out the location recently.

Sources close to the hotel said Jennifer mentioned a July wedding.

The 43-year-old actress has been dating actor Justin since May 2011 and were thought to have got engaged in March, although the couple have never formally confirmed it.

But a wedding in July would mean a good chance of beating ex-husband Brad Pitt down the aisle.

The Tree Of Life star announced his engagement to Angelina Jolie earlier this month, seven years their affair broke up his marriage to first wife Jen.

But a friend of the actress said she was too happy in her new relationship to be upset by her ex’s happy news.

The pal said: “She doesn’t care. She really doesn’t. She’s happy with Justin. She’ll probably marry him. She’s moved on. People don’t want to believe it, but she has.”

Elounda Beach Hotel

Luxury venue … Elounda Beach Hotel

The Elounda Beach Hotel, which boasts a stunning beach and views of the Mediterranean Sea, offers a wedding package which includes a dedicated consultant, the completion of paperwork, a ceremony at the hotel’s private church, bridal bouquets, and a bottle of champagne for the bride and groom.

All that for the bargain price of £1,400.

One Direction: Cowell pays us jelly beans

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ONE Direction should invest some of their millions in a few gobstoppers.

The lads have joked that their boss Simon Cowell pays them in “jelly beans”.

Singer Niall Horan said: “Simon Cowell is tight. That’s why he’s so successful – he’s able to keep his money to himself. We’re paid in jelly beans.”

Niall isn’t sweet on his pay even though the X Factor mogul has just handed them a bonus of £2million each for filling his coffers.

But the group are aiming to build up their salaries by doing more song-writing – just like The Beatles.

The group have been studying the Fab Four and see a lot of themselves in the legendary group.

Band member Liam Payne said: “We did watch The Beatles’ movie A Hard Day’s Night recently and it was funny to see things they did that are similar to us.”

Bandmate Harry Styles said 1D, also including Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson, want to contribute more of their lyrics.

Harry said: “We’re always writing on the road and in hotels and airports.

“We don’t ever want our music to sound like a 40-year-old man in an office has written it and given it to us to perform.”

One reason the lads’ pay may not be as high as they want is that there were at least 21 writers on 1D’s record Up All Night.

Source : http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/4275254/One-Direction-moan-about-their-salary-despite-getting-2million-in-bonuses-from-Simon-Cowell.html

Angelina Jolie “Cried” When Brad Pitt Proposed

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Brad Pitt and Angelina JolieCredit: NJO/starmaxinc.com

It wasn’t your average Jolie-Pitt family meeting.

On a recent spring day, Brad Pitt gathered his six kids — Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 3 — as he presented love Angelina Jolie with a very special present: A tablet-shaped diamond engagement ring — estimated at 16 carats and worth $500,000 — which he helped design with jeweler Robert Procop.

PHOTOS: A timeline of Brad and Angie’s romance

“Angelina cried and smiled” at the proposal, a confidante tells the new Us Weekly, out now.

 

 

And the children, who had been extremely eager for their parents to wed after seven years together, were equally overjoyed, the source adds. “Everyone hugged once she put [the ring] on. She went around and showed it to each of the kids.”

PHOTOS: How the Jolie-Pitt kids have grown up

As the world now knows, Jolie, 36, quietly debuted that long-awaited ring at an April 11 private viewing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with startling photos and a confirmation from jeweler Procop and then Pitt’s manager emerging two days later.

 

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with their children in Japan on November 8, 2011.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with their children in Japan on November 8, 2011.
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“Angie considers herself bonded to Brad for life,” adds the source.

Source: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/angelina-jolie-cried-when-brad-pitt-proposed–2012184#ixzz1swUuP9ud