After the coldest winter, Scandal returns tonight–hopefully with much more of Scott Foley in a towel. With a new season of House of Cards now available on Netflix and Homeland and Veep continually in the TV conversation, D.C.-centric shows are taking over our DVR. And we’re not exactly mad about that.
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In Hollywood, there’s a contingent of talented actors for whom awards and endless praise from the film community are expected. Meryl Streep competes for her fourth Academy Award on Sunday night, and it’s been scientifically proven that she gets thanked more than God at these things. Each year some permutation of the same crew is expected to receive nominations and each year we rack our brains trying to figure out which one is more deserving of the coveted golden statue. Except when there are wildcards.
Since filing for divorce from Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian hasn’t shied away from the spotlight. She’s been cheering sister Kendall Jenner on at New York Fashion Week, promoting a new season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and recently, she was spotted dancing all up on Game. Has she already moved on?
By this time next week Matthew McConaughey might have an Oscar. That’ll likely sound strange if you still think of him as David Wooderson, the ambiguously aged keg party enthusiast from Dazed and Confused, or as a naked conga drummer. (Let the record state that MM still plays, he’s just more careful about closing his windows these days.) Over the last 18 months, McConaughey has delivered the best work of his career, earning a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award and proving that it’s never too late to expect the unexpected–even from a guy whose personal mantra is just to keep on livin’.
The Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis and Tom Hanks were two of the most glaring omissions from this year’s list of Academy Award nominees. It was shocking not to hear Inside among the list of Best Picture nominees considering the plethora of praise it’s received, and disappointing to see Hanks boxed out after he delivered not one but two strong performances (in Captain Phillips and Saving Mr. Banks, respectively). Then again, there are plenty of Hollywood legends who don’t have a tiny gold man engraved with their name despite owning box office records or topping critics’ lists. When it comes to doling out the coveted Oscar, the Academy doesn’t always go with the popular opinion.
There’s a reason why Scandal‘s Harrison Wright (Columbus Short) stays so calm during a crisis: suspenders. The paid problem-solver has many positive traits–that smile, those lips, those arms, we could go on–and his impeccable wardrobe helps him look cool during any sticky situation Olivia Pope and Associates take on. Despite a collection of well-tailored suits, it’s difficult not to notice the historic accessory he’s been bringing back in a big way. And he’s not the only one!
The 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover models were unveiled last week, and today is the day you can get your hands on a copy all your own. Lily Aldridge is celebrating gracing her first SI cover by sharing shots of her experience on Instagram, while Ireland Baldwin is making a case for why she should be included in 2015′s racy roundup.
You might not feel like breaking out the bikini quite yet, but Sports Illustrated is hoping to change that. Jimmy Kimmel unveiled the magazine’s 2014 Swimsuit Issue live on his show Thursday night, featuring Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen on the cover So how does one feel when she makes it on the 50th anniversary cover of a major publication millions around the world will see? If you’re Chrissy, you drop to the floor in disbelief.Read more…
Nicholas Sparks has created an empire from the hopeful yet tragic loves stories you read on vacation or watch after too many bottles of wine. Like Nancy Meyers, whose films always incorporate droolworthy decor, location is key. And Sparks’ films are almost exclusively set on the coasts of North or South Carolina–a nod to his adopted home of New Bern, NC. Over the years numerous titles have been adapted from breezy beach reads into sugar-coated love stories with a male and female lead much too beautiful to be of this Earth.