Whether or not you believe that the 2011 Oscars were the worst thing since sliced bread*, there is one thing that we can all agree on. Someone in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences needs to pay (and pay dearly) for snubbing Corey Haim during last night’s
Death March In Memoriam segment. Admittedly, Haim burned more bridges than Dylan McKay and wore out his welcome in Hollywood circles long before his untimely passing on March 10th, 2010, but that doesn’t give anyone the right to pretend that The Coreys never existed!
Since those jerks at the Academy had the unmitigated gall to dis our favorite Dreamer of Little Dreams, we figured that we’d put together the tribute to Corey Haim that he so richly deserves.
How ’bout them Oscars, huh? While debate continues to rage as to whether hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway presided over the Worst Oscars Ever™ (Hint: They didn’t), one thing we do know is that Anne Hathaway looked like a million bucks last night. And while most outlets are reporting that Hathaway only wore eight outfits last night, discerning viewers (like us!) recognize that she actually donned fourteen separate outfits last night. While our favorite was her Brown Duck ensemb, we’ll leave it up to you to decide which one of her looks — handily compiled here in chronological order — was your fave.
Do you ever look back at a picture that one of your friends posts of you on Facebook and think, “Hmmm, I wasn’t exactly at the top of my game that night?” Well, when these eight celebs Google themselves in the morning, that’s pretty much exactly what they’ll be thinking about the 2011 Oscars. We’re not going to go as far as to call them the night’s worst dressed stars, exactly, but we’ll say this: James Franco, Fran Lebowtiz, Javier Bardem, Florence Welch, Scarlett Johansson, Michelle Williams, Russell Brand and Emma Roberts, step your game up! #tryharder
There are probably a number of you who only know Donald Glover from his work as Troy on Community. And you know what? That’s totally fine! It’s totally cool by us if you not as steeped in the origin story of Donald Glover as we are. So let’s break it down, shall we?
Glover got his start as a member of the comedy troupe Derrick, an ensemble which released a movie called Mystery Team back in 2009 (which comes with a coveted Dan Hopper endorsement, mind you!). Glover is also a talented writer (he was a staff writer for 30 Rock) and, believe it or not, a shockingly good rapper. Glover’s hip-hop alter ego is Childish Gambino, and he’ll be releasing an album under that moniker on March 8. The video for his first single off the record, “Freaks And Geeks,” just hit the internet a few hours ago and it’s already a trending topic on Twitter.
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Remember when Demi Moore shocked the world by posing pregnant on the cover of Vanity Fair? Yeah, well, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak’s appearance on the cover of this week’s Life & Style is pretty much nothing like that.
For starters, Demi Moore’s iconic photograph pushed the boundaries of how we, as a society, viewed female stars of stage and screen. While movie stars of the feminine persuasion used to literally go into hiding when they got pregnant, Demi and photographer Annie Leibovitz’s decision to put Moore’s swollen belly on the cover—hi there, Rumer!—made a bold statement not only about the beauty of the female form, but also about the traditional ways in which the bodies of female celebrities were objectified. Kim Zolciak, on the other hand, decided to don an ill-fitting pink bra and a pair of see-through lace panties as a fairly transparent way to land herself on the cover of Life & Style (not to mention a Hall of Fame spot in the pregnancy wing of Awkward Family Photos). This makes her RHoA castmate Phaedra Parks’s decision to deep throat a pickle while pregnant look positively resplendent in comparison!
If you saw Cee Lo Green’s triumphant Grammy performance of “Forget You” with Gwyneth Paltrow and the Muppets while dressed like a gay peacock, you understand that VH1’s February Posted artist likes to have fun. Knowing this, sit back, relax and enjoy this very special Gif Wall which features the Lady Killer recreating famous memes (The Dramatic Chipmunk, anyone?), pumping his fist like he’s the fourth member of the Jersey Shore MVP Posse, and much, much more.
Kanye West was conspicuously absent from the 2011 Grammy Awards ceremony this weekend, most likely because his stunning new album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, won’t be Grammy eligible until next year. Well, the Grammy’s loss is the NBA All-Star Game’s gain, as word has just broken that Yeezy and Rihanna will be performing that album’s masterful centerpiece, “All Of The Lights,” during halftime on Sunday. Rumors of this exciting development broke first on the dirt digging sports blog Deadspin this morning, but our friends over at MTV’s Rap Fix just confirmed that the collaboration will indeed be happening.
In slightly less exciting news, Josh Groban is set to perform the national anthem before the game. Will you be watching?
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I think we’re all in agreement that Stefon, the Saturday Night Live Weekend Update city correspondent, is quickly becoming one of the show’s all-time most beloved and hilarious characters. So it was no surprise that when David Letterman invited Bill Hader on the Late Show last night, one of the first things Dave asked him about was the origins of the man who introduced us to human suitcases and Teddy Graham people. We weren’t surprised to hear that our old BWE friend, John Mulaney, played an integral role in not only bringing the Asian Balki enthusiast to life, but also in ensuring that Hader never makes it through a Stefon segment without cracking up. Tranny Oakley would be proud!
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What do we know about Justin Bieber? Well, aside from knowing he likes nachos, expensive haircuts and exotic getaways with Selena Gomez, now we know his stance on abortion!
In a wide-ranging interview with ace Rolling Stone reporter Vanessa Grigoriadis, the Biebs was asked (and, shockingly, decided to answer) the kinds of questions that are generally reserved for politicians running for office, not 16 year-old pop stars. When asked about a woman’s right to choose, the “Baby” singer clearly stated that “I really don’t believe in abortion.” Being the savvy reporter that she is, Grigoriadis sensed she was onto something and pushed him further, asking him if he felt the same way in the case of a woman being raped. That prompted the following reply from Bieber: “Um. Well, I think that’s really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I guess I haven’t been in that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that.”
Quicker than you can say “Baby, baby, baby ohhh,” Bieber opened up an industrial-sized can of worms, possibly altering the trajectory of the rest of his career. Or will it? Does it make you more likely to boo Justin Bieber knowing that his political views skew to the right? Or, perhaps, does it make you find him even more attractive, knowing he’s down with conservatives? Or do the views of pop stars — particularly those who may or may not already have pubes — not matter one iota to you when their mp3 comes up on shuffle? Hit us up on Twitter (@TheFABLife) or in the comments and let us know.
Egads, are your ears still ringing after this weekend’s Saturday Night Live? For whatever reason, the Russell Brand hosted episode was one of the shoutiest since the days of Chris Farley, which has left my cochlea buzzing for the last few days. It’s sort of a shame, really, because I am normally quite fond of Russell Brand’s work and was excited to see what he would do when adhering to the rules of sketch comedy. His monologue was one of the best in quite a long time, but the rest of the episode was tainted by the sheer volume of his shrill accent. While I still feel that Get Him To The Greek is an underrated work, I fear that this weekend’s hosting duties turned me off the prospect of going to see Arthur*.
However, Brand (and the cast’s) general shoutiness was NOT the worst part of the episode. Nope, that honor rests with the SNL music booker’s decision to give the stage to Chris Brown on what, for all intents and purposes, was the two-year anniversary of the night he beat the sh*t out of Rihanna. Yes yes, I am a firm believer in second chances, the power of forgiveness, turning the other cheek and all that jive, but this decision by Lorne and his bookers was tone-deaf at best and downright offensive at worst (especially considering the subject matter of Chris Brown’s second song, in which he sang “You already know what time it is / Reach up in the dresser where the condoms is” and promised/threatened to “Leave it in all night”). Ew!