Celebrity best friends aren’t like you and me. Sure, they go to dinner, gossip, and (probably) binge-watch CSI together. But you know what they also do that, like, 99.9 percent of normal BFFs don’t? Co-star in movies, walk the runway together, and enjoy VIP parties with the VIP-est of the VIP. Read more…
Oprah has a history of changing lives. From gifting her audiences with the latest hot ticket gift item to producing a monumental film about an essential part of American history, the media queen can make magic happen. On the set of Selma, she was the cast and crew’s guardian angel. Read more…
For any pop culture junkie, 2014 was a nostalgia overload. It seemed like every other week, actors from cult TV shows and movies would tweet reunion pics with their former cast members, sending fangirls and boys into a frenzy. Read more…
These two had a weird year. First he cheated and went to rehab — because in Hollywood, rehab is a catch-all cure for every single questionable life choice and not a life-saving measure to treat addiction like it is for us mere mortals. Their show True Tori brought us all a look at marital difficulty, mostly sex-related (who could forget Tori’s anal implications?). Then she thought she had Ebola (she did not have Ebola) and was hospitalized. Now they’re supposedly fine, though that may change depending upon the existence of another season of True Tori. Pain is good for business, after all.
The Honey Boo Boo Family
Ugh, let’s just skip this one. It’s too awkward to even speculate upon.
Happy holidays to everyone, and a very merry awkward dinner.
Amy Adams‘ Today interview gets scrapped after actress doesn’t want to discuss the Sony leaks, Gone Girl star Kim Dickens will be the female lead in The Walking Dead spinoff, Kris and Kendall Jenner have mother-daughter time on set for their Love magazine shoot, and more in today’s First Dibs.
Amy Adams gets booted off Today after refusing to discuss the Sony leaks. [Complex]
Gone Girl‘s Kim Dickens is cast as the female lead in the spinoff of The Walking Dead. [EW]
Kris and Kendall Jenner have creepy/sexy mother-daughter time on set for Love magazine.
Jackie Chan’s son is arrested in Beijing and may spend three years in prison for possessing marijuana.[Variety]
Reese Witherspoon attributes her “floundering” in the movie world to her divorce from Ryan Phillippe. [Gawker]
Light Girls, the follow-up to Bill Duke’s Dark Girls documentary, will air January 19 on OWN. [The Root]
Will Smith and The Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie are a sexy con duo in 2015′s Focus.
Middle of Nowhere made her the first African-American woman to win the fest’s Best Director Prize.
Described by DuVernay as “a look at the prison-industrial complex through a romantic lens,” Middle of Nowhere centers of a med school student who’s set off on a path of self-discovery as she copes with her husband’s eight-year prison sentence. A critical hit, the film hits close to home for DuVernay, who witnessed this same struggle among her peers in Los Angeles.
Selma went through seven years of development hell before it landed in Ava DuVernay’s hands.
Written by Paul Webb, the film saw several different directors since 2007, namely Stephen Frears, Paul Haggis, Spike Lee, and Lee Daniels. In the middle of this process, DuVernay was hired as liaison between the King family and the production. (One of the main reasons it took so long to begin production was the difficulty to contextualize King’s life.) When Daniels dropped out of the project, the film’s lead David Oyelowo, who plays King, suggested his Middle of Nowhere director take the reins. With her previous films being low-budget indie passion projects, DuVernay learned to work a $20 million studio picture, successfully streamlining the film and turning Selma into one of the most positively received movies of the year.
Every celebrity is bound to make a fashion faux pas. With cameras snapping everywhere these famous faces go, from red carpet events to the grocery store, it’s impossible for them to be on point in every single picture. Not even a multi-million dollar stylist can prevent a what-were-they-thinking moment, and this year gathered even more proof of that.
Everyone from the usual suspects, like Lady Gaga and Steven Tyler, to historically stunning A-listers, like Brad Pitt and Kerry Washington, fell victim to fugly fashion this year. Just take a look: here are the worst dressed celebs of 2014.
How does Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews feel about being on the Worst Dressed list?
Internet users give The Interview high IMDb reviews in the name of freedom, a leaked Sony email actually praises a celebrity, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher may already be hitched, and more in today’s Last Lap.
Thanks to 4chan’s trolling, The Interview has a higher IMDb rating than The Shawshank Redemption. [Vulture]
Mila Kunis was spotted with some extra bling, making fans think she secretly wed Ashton Kutcher. [The Hollywood Gossip]
Sony co-chair Amy Pascal wanted Idris Elba to the first black James Bond. [New York Daily News]
Gwyneth Paltrow‘s lack of higher education prevented her from getting a job at Yahoo. Stay in school, kids. [Just Jared]
Does Amy Adams think her Big Eyes character was a feminist icon? Watch the clip to find out. [MTV News]
David Schwimmer might be cast as the late Robert Kardashian, Sr. [The A.V. Club]
Lupita Nyong’o thanked fans on Instagram with a sweet poem. [PopSugar]
A New Jersey strip club featured on The Sopranos was robbed this past weekend. [TMZ]
Your Backstage BFF Ellie Lee takes us behind the scenes at Big Morning Buzz Live.