VH1 DIVAS is almost here and it is going to be an amazing party. So get your night started right with special drink recipes from our friends at Smirnoff. Here’s one for their awesome twist on a classic fave, the Appletini.
2 oz. SMIRNOFF® Kissed Caramel Flavored Vodka
1.5 oz. apple juice .25 oz. lemon juice
.25 oz. simple syrup
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with thin apple slices and a caramel rim.
Big news, peeps! In conjunction with our friends over at MTV, CMT and T-Mobile, we’re just going live on what promises to be an EPIC Big & Best of 2012 livestream. All day from noon until 8 p.m. ET, you head over to bigandbestof2012.com to see an amazing variety of talent appear on the show: December 2012 You Oughta Know artist Metric, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, and Grace Potter, just to name a few. You should really be watching all day, but make sure you head over there at 1 p.m. to catch a very special episode of VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live, in which our hosts Carrie Keagan and Jason Dundas will be taking us through some of their favorite moments of 2012.
VH1 DIVAS is almost here and it is going to be an amazing party. So get your night started right with special drink recipes from our friends at Smirnoff. Here’s one for their tasty drink, Caramel Spiced Tea.
Caramel Spiced Tea
1.5 oz. SMIRNOFF® Kissed Caramel Flavored Vodka
2 oz. strong Chai tea (unsweetened)
1 oz. milk or half & half
.5 oz. simple syrup
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a double rocks glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and mint leaves.
VH1 DIVAS is almost here and it is going to be an amazing party. So get your night started right with special drink recipes from our friends at Smirnoff. Here’s one for their yummy drink, Iced Layer Cake.
ICED LAYER CAKE
1.5 oz. SMIRNOFF Iced Cake Flavored Vodka .5 oz. lemon juice
.5 oz. simple syrup
1 tablespoon orange marmalade
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a twist of orange.
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!