If you missed Wednesday’s Very VH1 Spreecast with Wire and Treme vet Wendell Pierce, today is your lucky day. The co-star of NBC’s brand new The Michael J. Fox Show, which premiered last night, was born and raised in NOLA, the epicenter of the twerking phenomenon. We couldn’t resist asking him what he thought of this craze going national, but we were totally surprised (and delighted!) by his colorful and scholarly remarks on the subject.
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Kanye West has kept a pretty low media profile since releasing Yeezus earlier this year, which is why it came as a complete shock to everyone in the entertainment and journalism industries that he decided to sit down with Best Week Ever‘s Jared Logan (!) to give his first longform interview about the project. The two discuss everything that Yeezy’s myriad fans hoped and dreamed they would: Water bottle design, Jar Jar Binks, and leather jogging pants. Sit back and enjoy the most spectacular two minutes and 31 seconds of your day, week, month, year and, quite possibly, life! (And don’t forget to tune-in to a brand new Best Week Ever tomorrow night at 10PM/9C!)
I think the clock is slow! Whenever we take a glance at the time, it seems like we still have AGES until Sunday night’s Breaking Bad series finale airs (for the record, as of this writing, it is 81 hours and 46 minutes away!). Best Week Ever‘s own Michelle Buteau is feeling the same way, but unlike us, she’s got direct access to RJ Mitte, who plays Walt Jr., a.k.a. Flynn on the show. In an attempt to find out how the series ends, she pulls out ALL the stops in order to get Walt Jr. to spill the beans. Can she do it? Watch the clip above, and tune in to a brand-new episode of Best Week Ever this Friday night at 10 pm ET to find out!
Lacking the glamour of the Oscars, the drunken party vibe of the Golden Globes, and the sensational spectacle of the Grammys, the Emmys are generally the snooziest of the major awards shows. They’re so snoozy, in fact, that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences—FWIW, the “Sciences” part of that title always makes us laugh—are planning to air FIVE different tributes to individuals who have died in the past year in an attempt to keep viewers from switching over to Breaking Bad. While we’re sure those moments will be moving, there is ONE segment of the broadcast that has the nation riveted. No, it’s not who’s going to win Best Drama or Best Comedy, but rather which late star will anchor the famed In Memoriam death montage?
Millions of Americans are mourning the impending loss of Breaking Bad—only two more episodes to go!—but VH1 has the cure for what ails you: A brand new season of Best Week Ever, premiering Friday, September 20 at 10PM/9C. As Jesse Pinkman might say, “Yo, that’s tomorrow, bitch!” If you’re wondering what’s next for Walter White, BWE’s own Nick Turner has some top secret insight. Spoiler alert: Walter’s a dick!
Orange Is The New Black was released too late to be considered for the 2013 Emmy nominations, but the brand new Netflix series has quickly established itself to be one of the frontrunners for next year’s competition. The show, which is the latest series from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, revolves around the travails of Piper Chapman (played by Taylor Schilling), a blonde WASPy type whose seemingly picture perfect life is turned upside-down when she’s sent to prison on drug smuggling charges. The series is drawing raves from critics and being streamed at record rates, thanks to its outstanding balance of comedy, drama and sexytimes, not to mention its ethnically diverse (and largely female) ensemble cast.
Last night’s ESPY Awards were a largely uneventful affair, albeit one filled with awkwardly dressed athletes and a bunch of bros bro-ing down. Despite this general lack of excitement, one thing that people ALWAYS get geared up for at events such as this is to find out who’s sexing who!
Tonight, the best players in Major League Baseball will face off against one another in the league’s annual All-Star Game. While there will likely be plenty of fastballs and homeruns on display during the Midsummer Classic, we here at VH1 Celebrity had an idea that might help improve the chances that a non-sports fan would tune-in to the game. What if the commissioner introduced a new idea wherein celebrities would throw out the first pitch of every inning, not just a single one before the game started? (We know, we know, it’s a genius idea.)
While that idea (probably?) won’t be implemented this year, here’s hoping that Bud Selig sees this post and makes this change in time for next year’s affair. In the meantime, please check out this hilarious gallery of celebrities —including the likes of Mariah Carey, Barack Obama, Bill Murray, Charlie Sheen and current holder Worst First Pitch Ever™ title holder Carly Rae Jepsen — winding up and attempting to throw a baseball 60 feet and 6 inches.
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As Americans get ready to celebrate the 237th birthday of the United States tomorrow with picnics, barbeques and firework displays, we can’t help but thinking about the broad stripes and bright stars of the American flag. Fashion trends have come and gone, but putting on an outfit —no matter how skimpy!— that proudly displays the red, white and blue will always be a timeless way to show one’s belief in the values that Americans hold closely. (Well, that and for some of our more shameless celebrities, it’s also a great way to capture a photographer’s interest!)
To both of those ends, please take a spin to check out the following 50 Star-Spangled Hotties, an alphabetically-organized gallery chock full of gorgeous patriots like Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Kate Upton, Mr. T and even a few Real Housewives of Orange County! We’re pretty sure Francis Scott Key would’ve wanted it this way.
Paulina Gretzky, daughter of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and the extremely flexible Janet Jones, has racked up over 175,000 Instagram followers thanks to her fondness of posting barely clothed pictures of herself. Thanks to her social media savvy and insane bod, she’s quickly becoming a favorite subject of the paparazzi. Their willingness to trail the 24-year-old on a vacay to Barbados with her boyfriend, professional golfer Dustin Johnson, paid off in spades when Gretzky was presented with the opportunity to pose alongside a simian.