rnrnIf you’ll allow us to use the parlance of one Sir Mix-A-Lot for a moment, everybody knows that Nicki Minaj is “little in the middle but she got much back.” However, until today, we had no clue that Regis Philbin “likes ‘em real thick and juicy.” Yes, that Regis Philbin! rnrnAfter a performance of “Right Thru Me” on LIVE! with Regis And Kelly, VH1 Divas performer Nicki Minaj was interviewed by the diminutive yet highly excitable octogenarian. Seemingly possessed by the spirit of Mix-A-Lot himself, Reege found himself so enthralled with Nicki’s curves that he up and smacked her on the ass. It’s something that has to be seen to be believed.rnrn Read more…
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That’s the only explanation we can think of why he began giggling like a schoolgirl when a classic “That’s what she said!” moment occurred during this otherwise innocuous segment of this morning’s Today Show.
Also! We would like to award bonus brownie points to the crack Today Show producer who inserted a bullet point into this presentation that read “Pay attention to package size.” Wise words, indeed.
[Thanks to the Today Show Tumblr!]
rnrnJust like US Weekly reminds us each and every week, stars really are just like us! Except, of course, way richer. And sometimes, mind you, also slothier and less romantic.rnrnWe speak, of course, of the newly engaged Jessica Simpson, the eternally classy dame that recently debuted her ruby engagement ring during an autograph signing session at the mall anchor store Dillard’s. Simpson’s engagement came hot on the heels of news that her ex-husband Nick Lachey popped the question to his fiery Latina bride-to-be, frequent bikini-wearer Vanessa Minillo, which caused many a naysayer to surmise that it was a revenge engagement of sorts. Well, as soon as you hear the romantic way in which her fiance Eric Johnson proposed, you’ll know for sure that this engagement had been planned
minutes hours in advance! rnrn Read more…
rnrnWe have never stepped foot into a Twilight convention, but having braved the red carpet at the premiere of Eclipse this summer, we know how passionate and intense Twi-Hards can be about the stars of this awesome series. Which is why we were stunned to learn this morning that Bronson Pelletier, the actor who plays werewolf tribe member Jared, was assaulted while attending a Twilight convention over in Knifecrime Island (aka England).rnrnLest you think that he was beaten up by a gaggle of screaming, autograph-seeking fanatics, Radar Online reports that Pelletier ran afoul of four drunken men staying at the hotel where the event was being held. Fortunately, Pelletier was not seriously injured, but he did end up suffering a broken nose after the tossers repeatedly attacked him with headbutts. No motive was given for the crime, but we can only assume that the guys were card-carrying members of Team Edward.rnrn[Photo: Getty Images]
When Lorne Michaels hired ace impressionist Jay Pharoah to be a featured player on the 36th season of Saturday Night Live, many thought that it meant that Fred Armisen’s days playing Barack Obama were numbered. However, through the first seven episodes of this season, Armisen has continued to portray our nation’s President, while Pharoah has mainly been charged with doing impressions of Denzel Washington, Jay-Z and other prominent African-American stars. It’s unclear as to whether or not Lorne has any transition plans in place or if the subject has even been broached inside Studio 8H, but on last night’s episode of the Late Show With David Letterman, Pharoah took matters into his own hands.
After the tiniest of nudges from Dave (which, we can only assume, was planned during the pre-interview), Pharoah debuted his heavily-hyped Obama impression on national television on a show (not to mention a network!) other than the one that A) Pays him and B) Is helping turn him into a household name. Shots fired?
There was a time not so long ago when I was convinced that Anne Hathaway was the WORST. Sure, her willingness to get naked at the drop of a hat has always been a reason not to entirely write her off, but all the while she was dating that shady hedge fund con man dude there was something totally off-putting emanating from her. (Plus, I saw her on the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards a few years back and she was kind of acting like a huge you-know-what). It wasn’t until she hosted SNL for the first time two years ago that I actually realized that she had a personality, good comedic timing and some pipes to boot.
So, natch, it was with great anticipation that I watched this weekend’s episode. Based on the hilarious previews, I figured that the show would be pretty good, but I had no idea that it would turn out as well as it did. During her two appearances on the show, Hathaway has, dare I say, established herself as the best young female host* that has graced the stage of Studio 8H in some time. Her Katie Holmes impression ALONE earned her the right to come back and host again; hope you were taking notes, Emma Stone. Additionally, she showed off her impressive vocal prowess with a knock ‘em down take on “Over The Rainbow,” and her work as a stressed (and meth’d?) housewive in the MegaMart Black Friday sketch was perfectly manic. Hey Lorne, think there’s any chance we can have Hathaway back to host again this season?
So, we’re all agreed that Hathaway rules, but what about the rest of the cast? Follow along for our weekly look at who’s in and out of
Dr. Evil Lorne’s doghouse, Bwe.tv’s SNL Power Rankings.
Rihanna‘s new album, Loud, just came out this week and, if predictions are to be trusted, it looks like it will sit atop the Billboard 200 next week. No matter what happens with her album sales, she can rest peacefully tonight knowing that her latest single, “Only Girl (In The World),” is sitting in the Number 1 spot in our VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown. We recently sat down with our girl RiRi and asked her to answer Five Questions, some of which came from us and some of which came from you, the readership. Take a gander and find out, among other things, who Rihanna would really like to collaborate with (that is, should technology improve dramatically and the dead are able to come back to life).
Jay-Z once proclaimed that his wife (then girlfriend!), Beyonce, was the “hottest chick in the game,” so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that B has been declared too hot for British television. According to those gutterpunks over at the Daily Mail, a thirty-second advertisement for Miss Knowles’ perfume, Heat, has been banned from their airwaves for being too racy. The Advertising Standards Authority, which serves in a similar role in England as the FCC does Stateside, had this to say about the commercial: “Although we considered that the ad was unlikely to be harmful to adults or older children, we considered that Beyonce’s body movements and the camera’s prolonged focus on shots of her dress slipping away created a sexually provocative ad that was unsuitable to be seen by young children.”
After having watched the commercial ourselves, it’s definitely the sexiest perfume ad since Antonio Banderas hawked his own brand of eau de toilette, but we remain unconvinced that it was sexy enough to ban. However, there was one thing that stuck out to us about it: Maybe we’ve just never noticed it before, but based on this commercial, it looks as if Beyonce’s got breast implants to rival Blake Lively’s. Just us?
As a long time fan of Bruce Springsteen, nothing excites me more than a Springsteen media blitz. Whether he’s gabbing with Dave Letterman or crotchsliding his way into our nation’s living rooms during the Super Bowl, my general rule is that I can never have too much Bruce in my life, especially now that the E-Street Band seems to be on hiatus.
This week, The Boss released The Promise, an album that consists of 21 outtakes and alternate versions of tracks from his seminal 1977 release, Darkness On The Edge Of Town, which is intended as a companion piece to the recent HBO documentary of the same name. As a means of promoting it, he appeared on both NPR’s Fresh Air and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon yesterday, the latter of which produced a moment of undeniable awesomeness, but also one that has me semi-conflicted. Here’s the moment in question, where “Neil Young” and Bruce duet on Willow Smith’s timeless anthem about the need to struggle when confronted by the oppressive behavior of one’s tormentors, “Whip My Hair.”
Pretty great, right? OR WAS IT?!?
There was a time, around the middle of the last decade, when there were few people alive who could stack up against the radiant sexuality of Scarlett Johansson. Between Ghost World, Lost in Translation and Match Point, it seemed as if she would be the kind of husky-voiced siren who would be a silver screen staple for many moons to come. However, over the last five years or so, something shifted and Scarlett lost a significant amount of her luster. So much so, in fact, that she doesn’t even have a project to promote this holiday season which, oddly enough, didn’t proclude SNL‘s bookers from giving her a third chance to host the show.
Sadly, as Michelle pointed out this morning, it didn’t exactly go over like
hotcakes those awesome looking new pancake/sausage bites from Dunkin’ Donuts. Multiple sketches resulted in her falling back on her Bronx by way of New Jersey accent, and her performance in “Stars of Tomorrow” nearly derailed an excellent performance by Vanessa Bayer. The only good news is this: Now that she’s only two hosting gigs away from joining the illustrious Five Timers Club, we’re guessing that Lorne won’t give her another chance to host until she’s done something to earn it.
But how did the rest of the cast fare? Follow along for our weekly look at who’s in and out of Lorne’s doghouse, Bwe.tv’s SNL Power Rankings.