Earlier this week, we discovered that Jaden Smith is a “multidimensional mathematician.” Well, yesterday we learned that his résumé should also include “aspiring superhero,” as he was spotted wearing an Iron Man costume (or were they pajamas?) out to lunch with a member of the Kardashian clan.
Is Will Smith about to enter Tom Cruise territory? It certainly feels that way after reading this pretty bonkers New York interview with Will and his son, Jaden, conducted during a publicity tour for the pair’s upcoming sci-fi film, After Earth. The interview, while never directly touching on Smith’s alleged involvement with the Church of Scientology, does paint quite an interesting picture of one of the world’s biggest box office stars, who seems to be borderline obsessed with something he refers to as “The Patterns” and miles away from Fresh Prince territory.
The biggest complaint about the new Daft Punk album, Random Access Memories, seems to be that there aren’t enough songs on it that you can dance to. Well, squares, if Mad Men‘s Ken Cosgrove can find a way to get it done, that leaves little to no excuses for you. I mean, Francophile disco robots have not even been invented yet in the 1968 of the Mad Men universe, yet the accounts guy in charge of freaking CHEVY is able to bust a funky jitterbug right in front of Don Draper without so much as a glow stick hanging from his neck. So, what’s YOUR excuse?
This weekend’s season finale of Saturday Night Live was an especially emotional episode, one that saw beloved cast members Bill Hader and Fred Armisen bid the show a fond adieu. Hader’s big farewell sketch was, of course, the epic wedding between Stefon and Seth Meyers, while Fred Armisen was joined by a calvacade of indie rock legends—Carrie Brownstein! Steve Jones! Aimee Mann! Michael Penn! J. Mascis!—for an emotional performance as his punk rocker alter ego Ian Rubbish.
New York Knicks fans have been pulling their hair out during the course of the team’s current series with the Indiana Pacers, which sees the Knickerbockers on the brink of elimination and down three games to one heading into tonight’s Game 5. Most of their ire has been directed towards the team’s talented yet troubled sixth man J.R. Smith, who won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award but whose play has mysteriously fallen off a cliff over the last few weeks. NBA analysts have been endlessly arguing about the cause of Smith’s dropoff, but leave it to Rihanna to set the record straight.
Virtually everyone we know rants and raves about how brilliant Downton Abbey is. However, the very thought of a show that combines stuffy British accents with old-timey clothes brings on a set of yawns so fierce that if our boss were to walk by our desk, he’d think that we had been sleeping on the job (which we have, but don’t tell anyone). Thankfully, the genius minds between the new website Previously.tv —the very same people who brought you the original Television Without Pity!— have discovered the perfect formula to make this snooze session more palatable for boorish louts like us. JUST ADD FARTS!
While this upcoming weekend’s box office will likely be dominated by some combination of Star Trek Into Darkness, The Great Gatsby and Iron Man 3, indie film enthusiasts are exploding with anticipation for the release of Frances Ha, the latest film from director Noah Baumbach (Kicking And Screaming, Greenberg). The film has been scoring strong reviews from big name critics —it’s currently rated 94% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes— but more importantly, it stars Greta Gerwig, an incredibly talented young actress that Hollywood hasn’t quite figured out what to do with yet. She’s been cast in big budget rom coms (she was one of Natalie Portman‘s BFFs in No Strings Attached, and played the Liza Minelli role in the remake of Arthur), but Frances Ha is arguably the first film which fully showcases this naturalistic actor’s many talents. Whether you’re familiar with her work or just seeing her face for the first time right now, here are 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Sleep On Greta Gerwig.
Bless you, Michael Bay. The boob- and blast-obsessed Transformers director very publicly fell out with star Megan Fox during the 2009 press tour for Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen, which led to Fox getting bumped from the lucrative series in favor of leggy Victoria’s Secret supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whitely. However, the two have apparently squashed their beef, and Fox has been cast as reporter April O’Neil in Bay’s upcoming live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, currently filming New York. And, Michael Bay being Michael Bay, he made sure to put the voluptuous star in super-tight clothing and made her bounce around on a trampoline on the set. Man Show alums Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla are no doubt beaming with pride.
Ronda Rousey set the sports and publishing worlds aflame last summer when she appeared on the cover of ESPN The Magazine‘s annual Body Issue. Those steeply versed in the crazy violent world of MMA already knew her name, but her nude cover shot (above right) turned her into a household name virtually overnight.
We feel safe in declaring James Franco one of our national treasures. The enigmatic actor is celebrating his 35th birthday today (so close to 4/20, brah!), and while he is certainly a polarizing figure in many regards, there is little doubt that both Hollywood and the world in general are a better place thanks to his presence. So, in honor of his special day, we here at VH1 Celebrity figured now is as good a time as any to celebrate the 35 Most Awesome Things About James Franco.