If you or someone in your household has had your television turned to sports anytime in the last week, you’ve no doubt seen the latest commercial from DirectTV (see above), in which a horribly bedraggled man wearing the world’s worst bathrobe badgers his wife about the fact that he hasn’t gotten to see her naked in awhile. The spot is ostensibly about how you need to subscribe to DirectTV so you can avoid arguments over whose programs are taking up more space on the DVR, but we can’t help but wonder if an overloaded DVR is the least of this couple’s issues.
The spot is clearly targeted at men, as the protagonist of the spot is the aforementioned bathrobe enthusiast (that and the fact that the commercial seemingly only runs during sports). However, we would have a hard time believing that any individual of any gender would voluntarily identify with the loutish bathrobe-clad douche, what with his passive aggressive swipes about his lack of DirectTV, his downright disdain for his (sorta sexy) wifey, and his stunningly unattractive tooth brushing style. Is it any wonder that his wife would abstain from sexual relations with the poor man’s Rob Huebel, a guy who whines incessantly about the importance of “his” shows and wears flimsy bathrobes purchased from the clearance rack at an outlet mall? We can’t help but feel like a DirectTV Divorce is on the horizon for these two. Conflict boxes, indeed.
Earlier tonight, Us Weekly delivered a bombshell that has sent shock waves through the tight-knit Twilightcommunity. On the cover of its latest issue, which hits newsstands on Friday, the magazine alleges that Kristen Stewart cheated on her longtime romantic companion, Robert Pattinson, with her (very married) Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. The magazine apparently has photographic evidence of the “marathon makeout session” that took place between the 22-year-old Stewart and the 41-year-old Sanders on July 17 (just five short days after KStew and RPattz made all sorts of cute faces at each other at the Breaking Dawn, Part 2 press conference at Comic-Con).
If Kristen and Rob had any idea this news was going to break, they certainly did not show it when they appeared together at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night. Of course, there’s a very real possibility that these pictures have somehow been taken out of context by Us, but either way, we are feeling more than a little devastated tonight. Neither KStew nor RPattz has issued any official statement as yet (nor has Rupert Sanders), but we will definitely keep you posted if (when?) they do. However, a source told People that “Kristen is absolutely devastated. It was a mistake and a complete lapse in judgment. She wasn’t having an affair with Rupert. It was just a fleeting moment that shouldn’t have happened.” Uh-oh, that does not bode well. Either way…
One of this summer’s most anticipated films is the Total Recall reboot, which stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel. We don’t have any expectations that this film is going to top the gonzo 1990 original directed by the legendarily crazed Paul Verhoeven, but we were excited to recently hear that director Len Wisemanmade the wise* decision to stay faithful to the original in some very important regards. Namely, the inclusion of the three-boobed hooker!
Sadly, we didn’t make it to the Total Recall panel discussion at Comic-Con last weekend but, thankfully, the ever vigilant paps at Splash just released pictures of the brand new, soon-to-be-infamous three-breasted prostitute, played by an actress named Kaitlyn Leeb. The IMDB has her credited in the film as “Seductive Woman”, but we’re pretty sure everyone will be referring to her as the three-boobed hooker for the next few months at least. The movie is rated PG-13, so you probably won’t be getting a glimpse of exactlywhat you saw in the original, but since we’re a family publication, we put the borderline NSFW pictures of her after the jump, just in case your boss happens to walk by. Read more…
It’s safe to say that tonight’s fifth season premiere of Breaking Bad is the most-anticipated television moment since, well, the fifth season premiere of Mad Men back in March. (You gotta hand it to those dudes at AMC!) To wit, most reports coming out of Comic-Con this weekend have pegged the audience reaction at the Breaking Bad premiere party as the most-fevered of the weekend, despite the fact that the hard-boiled show about meth-making and dealing isn’t exactly what you’d imagine would spawn tens of thousands of geekgasms.
Our trusty VH1 News correspondent Kate Spencer caught up with none other than Bryan Cranston, who plays Breaking Bad protagonist Walter White, at the world premiere of BB: S5 last night and asked him a doozy of a question: Is Walter White a hero or a villain? “If he has to use lethal force to protect his family, from his standpoint? I don’t know if he’d consider himself a hero OR a villain. He’s just trying to make his way.”
You can get Bryan’s thoughts on Jesse Pinkman, playing the dentist on Seinfeld, “ma-fatherly” and “the tap” in our video before. Oh, and if you have yet to see Dean Norris (who plays the DEA Agent Hank on the show) dressed up as Xena The Warrior Princess, you MUST check out our gallery below!
We’re about halfway through Day 2 of of Comic-Con 2012, but it already feels like we’ve had a week’s worth of news. From the Breaking Dawn Pt. 2 panel yesterday (squee!) to the release of the new trailer for Oz: The Great & Powerful to Dawn of the Con and our chat with Rob Zombie, it’s been a whirlwind experience already. While you should be following us at @vh1celebrity to keep up with all the great stuff that our own Sabrina Rojas-Weiss and Kate Spencer are spotting in the huge hallways of the convention center, here’s a few examples of the star wattage —Michelle Williams! Taylor Lautner! The (Former) Governator!—that’s descended upon San Diego this weekend.
The annual Met Costume Gala Ball is known as being the Oscars of the fashion world, at least in terms of A-List star wattage. We’ve got more sartorial analysis of tonight’s big night en route, but we wanted to these pictures of VH1 Celebrity style icons like Kristen Stewart, Rihanna (see more of RiRi here!), Beyoncé, and Emma Stone up for you to digest as quickly as possible. We’ve also got some incredible looks from the likes of the always divisive Gwyneth Paltrow, the radiant Florence Welch, and the comeback of January Jones (who, IRL, shares nothing in common with “Fat Betty”). Dig in now, but save some room because we’ve got more to come!
The Civil Wars have not one but TWO songs on The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond soundtrack album. Not only did they write and record “Kingdom Come”, but they collaborated with Taylor Swift on “Safe & Sound.” So when they came into town recently to tape their brand new episode of VH1 Unplugged, we naturally asked them where their allegiances lie. Are they on Team Peeta, or do they rep Team Gale?
“I don’t think I’ve chosen a particular team, whether it’s Peeta or Gale,” singer Joy Williams began, before John Paul White swiftly interjected, “I’m Team Haymitch. I’m with Woody [Harrelson].”
We then pressed Joy further, but she was adamant in her refusal to choose sides. “What I do love about it is that the characters are so flawed, every one of them. Which makes each of them so human, and so accessible. So, I couldn’t say I prefer one of them over the other.”
Watch their special Unplugged performance of “Kingdom Come” below!
George Clooney has won an Oscar, he’s dating a living Oscar statuette, he had front row seats to Cirque du Soleil last night, AND he once lived under the same roof as Tootie, Blair and Mrs. Garrett. However, by all accounts, his is a life still unfulfilled. Back in January, The Cloons confessed to Inside The Actors Studio host James Lipton that he’s been laying the groundwork for two years (!) on what will one day be considered the most epic prank of all-time. “I’m working on one right now for Brad Pitt,” he admitted. “It might end his career. I’m not going to tell you what it is, but just know, I got it.”
Well, VH1 News correspondent Janell Snowden caught up with the man that Videogum recently dubbed as “Prankosaurus Rex” on the red carpet of the Oscars last night and pressed him for details on how exactly he’s going to ruin fellow handsome actor Brad Pitt’s career. Dr. Ross didn’t exactly spill the beans, but he did give away two previously unreleased piece of information about The Prankening. “It’s not (expensive),” he told us, nor is it cruel. “It just takes patience.” Hmmmm, patience he says … Wait, does this mean that it somehow is related to the Guns N’ Roses song and that W. Axl Rose is somehow involved? IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY! We, and Brad Pitt, might have to wait years to find out.
With the exception of Sacha Baron Cohen dumping a pile of Bisquick “ashes” all over Ryan Seacrest during the live E! Pre-Show, the 2012 Academy Awards have been a bit of a snoozefest thus far. That is, until Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz took the stage to present an award. While Cameron Diaz prepared to read the winner of the Best Costume Design category, it appeared as if J.Lo’s left areola tried to escape her stunning dress. As you’ll see in the video above, it appears that someone signaled to the American Idol judge to cover up, as she demurely moved her hand to cover the offending area as quickly as possible.
File this one under “WHOOPS!”: While on the red orange carpet for The Lorax premiere in Los Angeles over the weekend, former Disney star turned wannabe bad boy Zac Efron found himself in a precarious and highly embarrassing situation on the red carpet. As he posed for photographers, he caught a glance of someone familiar — his publicist, maybe? — and reached into his pocket to hand her something. As he pulled his hand from the pocket of his jeans, something that looked a lot like a condom fell from his pocket. Efron’s cat-like quickness allowed him to snatch the errant jimmy hat from the carpet before any photographers were able to get the moment captured on film, but our friends over at The Superficial just stumbled on some videotape of the incident and Efron’s sheepish reaction:
WHOOPS, indeed! Well, at least we know that Zac Efron is practicing safe sex. However, what we DON’T know is WHO he was planning on having sex with in a bathroom stall of Universal Studios while hundreds of elementary school aged children watched his new 3D movie. So, TheFABLife has put together the following list of suspects in gallery form, along with our guesstimated odds of who Zac was hitting it (and then quitting it) with.