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.
This Sunday’s broadcast of the Academy Awards promises to be one of the lowest-rated in quite some time. The public-at-large doesn’t seem to give a hoot whether or not The Artist topples The Descendents for Best Picture, so long as Uggie is able to overcome his mystery shaking disease and walks the red carpet in full, resplendent glory (while, at the same time, sniffing as many crotches as he damn well pleases).
All of which got us thinking: Human actors and actresses are just plain BORING when compared to their canine counterparts. So, as a means of celebrating the many silver screen triumphs over the years of our four-legged friends, we here at Best Week Ever decided to create The WAG Awards as a means of celebrating the artistic achievements of man’s best friend. Dog lovers extraordinaire (and VH1 video editing maestros) Tami Foy, Joe Maziarski and Ravali Munipalle put together this highlight reel of the all-time greatest cinematic moments of the Canis lupus familiaris community, ranging from Lassie to Baxter to Marley to Uggie.
We’ve got the full list of categories, including Tiniest Tiny Guy and the Cecil Pee DeMille nominees, for you to check out after the jump: Read more…
TMZ reported last night that the 18-year-old daughter of Whitney and Bobby Brown got into an “angry shouting match” with law enforcement officials at the Beverly Hilton Hotel last night after they did not allow her into the room where Whitney Houston was found dead at the age of 48. Earlier today, Bobbi Kristina was taken out of the hotel on a stretcher and rushed by ambulance to the hospital, where she is currently being treated.
We’ll share more details with you as they come to light.
You know the old saying, “Two is coincidence but three makes a trend?” Well, at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards tonight, one of the more sly trends of the evening was ushered in by the unlikely trio of Dianna Agron, Evan Rachel Wood and Emma Stone. Specifically, all three were wearing outfits that were either made from or paid tribute to our fine feathered friends, birds.
Evan Rachel Wood led the way with her stunning Gucci Premiere gown, which was decked out with shimmery bird feathers that reminded this viewer more than a little of Black Swan. Glee star Dianna Agron dazzled in another avarian-inspired outfit, which was designed by Giles and featured laser-cut swans (or so she told E! red carpet correspondent Giulana Rancic). Lastly, Emma Stone kept her dress in place with a sparkly eagle belt, which may or may not have been modeled after the most patriotic of the Muppets, Sam the Eagle. (Hint: It almost certainly wasn’t.)
Let’s see how many football-related puns we can work into this little post about New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchezbeing spotted in the lobby of Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton‘s apartment building at all hours of the night. Let’s see, we already used “Hail Mary” in the headline, so how about this: Usually Mark Sanchez is the one being tackled, but this time around, it appears he’s sacked Kate Upton. Or maybe: The only thing Mark Sanchez is better at than handoffs is getting his hands-on Kate Upton. Perhaps this? Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez huddles up next to the tight end of Kate Upton.
Ok, we give up. If you can do better (and we sincerely hope you can), show us in the comments. Best comment wins nothing less and nothing more than our undying affection.
One of the first things we did this morning was watch the new trailer for Wrath Of The Titans. You see, the Clash Of The Titans reboot starring Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson that came out a few years ago has been on HBO a lot lately, and we’ve found ourselves sitting on the couch more than a few times lately when it’s been on and having a harder time than you’d expect flipping to another station. So, when we saw the trailer for the sequel this morning, the first thing we thought was, “Whoa, Sam Worthington has curly hair … who knew?” Then, the second thing we thought was, “Whoa, Perseus is looking awfully similar to Kenny Powers these days!” Just us?
Lord Hammercy! On last night’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Phaedra Parks got Kandi Burruss a special present for her 35th birthday. No, not a Waterford vase or a year’s worth of free legal counsel, but rather a visit from Ridickulous, Atlanta’s most well-endowed male stripper (no, we haven’t done the research, we’re just going to take Phaedra’s word for it).
Bravo’s censors had their hands full keeping Ridickulous’, um, dickulous in check—we haven’t seen a black bar that comically large since the hotel wrestling scene in Borat—but fortunately, they had a million cameras trained on the faces of the Real Housewives as they saw him unwrap his package (and then some!) for Phaedra and her friends. We’ve collected the 20 most hilarious reaction shots for you below, which range from delighted (Phaedra) to disgusted (Nene and Kandi’s mom) to dumbstruck (Kandi, Sheree).