Archives Tuesday, June 14, 2011

by (@hallekiefer)

Jennifer Lopez “On The Fence” About A Second Season Of American Idol

Jennifer Lopez is one busy woman. Between blocking the release of JLo’s sex tape, scrubbing down her husband with skeleton polish and scouring the earth for the finest beige fabrics known to man, Jennifer Lopez’s American Idol gig might fall by the wayside sooner rather than later. “I don’t know,” Lopez told BBC Radio 1′s Scott Mills when he asked about a possible second season. “I haven’t been forced to make a decision and I’m glad about that because honestly I’m very on the fence about it.” She also has that booming musical career, Scott. Don’t you remember her latest album….um…you know the one. With the dance songs? The one about…shoes?

JLo is also working on a new project, a Latin talent competition show called Q’Viva! The Chosen that has her traveling all over the Western Hemisphere with Marc Anthony. “I had an amazing time doing it and I loved it,” Lopez says about her time weeping over the AI contestants. “But I have a lot other things happening, and it’s going to come down to me making a choice of what I want to do for the next year and we’re not really at the breaking point of ‘You have to make a decision right now! I’m just really enjoying the time of just waiting and seeing.” Meanwhile Steven Tyler manages to hold down Aerosmith without much difficultly, though we guess he doesn’t have a perfume line to promote…

[Photo: Splash News Online]

by (@katespencer)

Captain America Chris Evans Is A Fun Drunk

The Hairpin editor Edith Zimmerman profiled Chris Evans in the latest issue of GQ, and it’s our new favorite thing on the internet since that video of the boy Vogueing in 1991. As she tells it, she went out to LA and got drunk with Evans (an endearing flirt) a bunch of times while he professed a fear of looming fame and failure, referenced the greatest Boston radio station to ever live (JMN 94.5), and become her Facebook friend. Boom! So best.

Also he said stuff like this: “The point is that when I see a sunset or a waterfall or something, for a split second it’s so great, because for a little bit I’m out of my brain, and it’s got nothing to do with me. I’m not trying to figure it out, you know what I mean? And I wonder if I can somehow find a way to maintain that mind stillness.”

We also learn what publicists are for, finally: “‘My poor publicist,’ he said. ‘She knows I like to drink. She was like, ‘Please don’t drink too much, please just don’t drink too much—you’re gonna take this person out, and they’re going to ruin you.’”

Zimmerman doesn’t ruin him; rather she portrays his as a fun, flirtatious, slightly insecure dude with un-intimidating good lucks, lurking on the cusp of mega-fame. In other words, he’s our new crush. Welcome to the grind, Chris!

[Photo: GQ]

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Samuel L. Jackson Reads “Go The F**k To Sleep” – Go F**ing Download It

Name ONE celebrity you’d pick to read the children’s book (of sorts) Go The F**k To Sleep, the expletive-filled, no-nonsense homage to the frustrated bedside parent? If you said Samuel L. Jackson (the L. is for “Monkey Fightin’”), then you’re correct!

Audible.com just released an audiobook version of Adam Mansbach’s Go The F**k To Sleep, read by Samuel L. Jackson, and you can download it for free. Just click those pink letters or picture at the top of this post.

Between this book, the universal appeal of Cee-Lo’s “F*ck You”, and a Twitter account with “Sh*t” in the title getting a show on CBS, can we finally just accept that most humans aren’t bothered by swearing? No you say? And we still can’t do it on network tv but we can have CSI episodes where a guy decapitates a bowler and rolls his severed head down the ball return, as long as no one says “oh sh*t, look at that head”? I’m going the f**k to sleep.

by (@hallekiefer)

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 Poster: The Beginning Of The End

A decade after the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and 14 years after the release of the first Harry Potter book into the grubby hands of the public, the Harry Potter and the Dealthly Hallows Part 2 one sheet poster shows us how it’s all going to go down: with a significant amount of facial bruising. In addition to the Harry Potter character posters, the latest image paints a near-apocalyptic finish for the Hogwarts crew, with a dark, unsettling tone we’ve been looking forward to since the Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 trailer came out. Well, since the last movie. Well, really, since the seventh grade.

by (@katespencer)

Justin Timberlake Was Stoned On That Episode of Punk’d And Other Exciting Revelations

Justin Timberlake‘s new interview with Playboy is the stuff dreams are made off: girl talk, pot talk, reminiscing about his corn rows talk. Why wasn’t he this wonderfully candid when campaigning for an Oscar for his role in The Social Network? It would have made us actually root for him! The entire article is a must-read, but in case you’re a Cliff Notes type person (looks in mirror, waves hello at reflection) here are some highlights (and a picture of him grabbing Mila Kunis’ boobs for good measure):

  • He’s a relationship dude: “I get hooked on every level when I get close to someone.”
  • He gets sassy when asked about relationship rumors with Mila Kunis and Olivia Wilde: “I don’t know who sits around behind a computer screen making the shit up, but at a certain point you just have to shut it off. I can’t look at the stuff anymore. My life is not on the internet. My life is right here, right now.” Er, Justin — your life IS on the internet. Because we are writing about it. Here. Online.
  • Music is not his focus right now: “Music is not my focus right now.”
  • Timberlake is pothead: “The only thing pot does for me is it gets me to stop thinking. Sometimes I have a brain that needs to be turned off. Some people are just better high.” He also admits to being “so stoned” when get was pranked by Ashton Kutcher and the cast of Punk’d.
  • He wants to work on a movie with Ryan Gosling. Don’t we all?
  • Justin regrets the cornrows and wearing matching denim outfits with Britney Spears. Basically he is ashamed of everything that makes him awesome. Embrace it, JT!

[Photo: GettyImages]

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Joe Jackson Sued Over His Michael Jackson-Themed Perfumes

While we were certainly impressed by how Joe Jackson made sure to use only his last name on his Michael Jackson-themed fragrance line, Bravado, the company with the rights to sell MJ’s trademark, wasn’t. Last week’s launch of “Parfum De Neverland” ground to a halt after Bravado filed suit against the superstar’s father, who coincidentally decided he wanted no contact with Julian Rouas, the sniffster behind the project. “I don’t like the way he does things,” explained Joe, shattering the last window of his glass house.

As far as the lawsuit against him, Joe’s unimpressed. “They can say whatever they want,” he told the AFP. “I am the father, he was my son and I can decide what to do on his behalf and in his honor. There are many interests around the legacy of my son, companies that want everything, but I have a foundation that allows me to launch projects with his name, the name of my son.” There’s no word when and if the stink will be released, and considering how many lawsuits Joe Jackson has floating around, we wouldn’t hold our breath.

[Photo: Getty Images]

by (@hallekiefer)

Melissa Leo Defends Tracy Morgan’s Comedy Skills

In case you’re wondering what kind of people those were who cheered his anti-gay bit, Melissa Leo defends Tracy Morgan following his homophobic rant on-stage in Nashville. “I witnessed Tracy very upset by being misunderstood, and the best comfort to him seemed to be that comedy is the most difficult [skill] of what we do,” said the Academy-Award-winning star of The Fighter, and Tracy’s current co-star in Predisposed. “And comedy in the theatrical arts presses boundaries and asks questions and puts things in people’s faces. The cat I’m working with up the river is a very fine man with the best intentions. And yeah, he likes to push an envelope, without a doubt.” Tracy sure is pushing the envelope alright. The envelope that has his 30 Rock contract in it, and he’s slowly pushing it towards the garbage.

Despite the fact that Tracy Morgan’s apology seemed to indicate even he didn’t know what he was talking about, Leo’s Oscars swearing mishap apparently means the actress feels his pain. “Golly, I’ll live the rest of my life with a four-letter cuss word that we all use, in a moment that was beyond my wildest dreams, so there you go,” she exclaimed. Accidentally swearing on live television and accidentally claiming you’ll stab your son are two distinct and separate thing.

[Photo: /Splash News Online]

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Look At Daddy’s New Car!!

Not even gonna lie: I would probably let the driver of this Maury Povich And The Results Are In! Mobilebe my baby daddy. I mean look at that attention to detail! This is a man who is PROUD to be a daddy.

I bet when this dude saw his new car he was like

(via MediaTakeOut, who also uses a genius title.)

by (@hallekiefer)

Game Of Thrones‘s Sean Bean Stabbed In Bar Fight

The man spends 95% of his career safely handling swords, but put him in a bar and Games of Thrones‘ Sean Bean gets stabbed. Reportedly The Lord of The Rings star was on a date with a British glamour model by the name of April Summers this weekend when a passerby made a lewd comment, perhaps not recognizing Bean since the actor was not wearing chain mail and screaming in slow motion.

After a verbal altercation the men fought and Bean was punched in the face and stabbed in the arm with a piece of glass. “Sean is a regular here and we’ve never had any problems before. He was with a very attractive woman and an incident occurred outside the bar,” an employee of the Hill Bar and Brasserie in London said. After the police were called, the Troy actor opted to forgo a trip the hospital and instead went back inside and ordered another drink, where were assuming flowed out of him in a million places like a cartoon sieve.

[Photo: Getty Images]