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).
Dr. Who star Matt Smith pretty much bowled us over at the 2011 Scream Awards last weekend. From his well-regarded work on the BBC/SyFy series, we already knew that he was equal parts dashing and down-to-earth, but VH1′s own Kate Spencer became a firsthand witness to the overall sweetness of the Best Science Fiction Actor award winner after chatting with him on the red carpet and backstage. During one of their conversations, Kate posed the question to Smith about his future on the program, and when American audiences could expect to be seeing more of him on these shores. Smith’s controversial reply?
“Well, hopefully soon, you know. I’ve got another year of Doctor Who, but then I’m certainly going to come and give it a shot – come and hang out in LA.”
The passionate Dr. Who fan community has taken this statement to mean that Smith might be preparing to leave the beloved franchise, which is just about to celebrate it’s 50th anniversary (!), when his contract expires next year. Smith has yet to clarify this statement by coming forward with his true intentions for his future as Dr. Who, but whether he’s just a savvy negotiator or feels it’s time that he tests the Hollywood waters a bit further, we’re pretty confident that if we had access to our own TARDIS time machine, we’d discover that he’s got a long and successful career ahead of him.
Before we get started, let’s acknowledge the obvious: Jon Hamm is an insanely handsome man. I think that very few people, when posed with the question “Would you trade your looks for Jon Hamm’s?”, would answer in the negative. However, at the 2011 Emmy Awards on Sunday night, he didn’t quite look his usual Hammsian self. In fact, he just looked … REGULAR HANDSOME (which, for him, equates to fugs).
It’s hard to tell exactly what went wrong on Sunday, but a natural starting point would be his hair. What did he DO to that luxurious mane of his, anyway? As we have seen in his many red carpet and acting roles, the man is capable of pulling off every hairstyle in the books, from a slicked down Brylcream special to just-out-of-bed-head. But at the Emmys, it looked like he had just stumbled upon a case of expired Vidal Sassoon mousse leftover from the 80s moments before the show and just went hogwild with that shizz in the limo. His most egregious offense, however, was not taking a pair of shears to that one piece of straggly hair that cascaded down his forehead like a reverse rat tail.
Sad news to pass along this morning. Frances Bay, the sweet old lady who played Adam Sandler‘s grandmother in Happy Gilmore and once famously battled Jerry Seinfeld for a loaf of marble rye, passed away over the weekend from complications resulting from pneumonia. The 92-year-old actress was a veteran of both the silver and small screens began working in Hollywood all the way back in the 1930s (!), making memorable appearances in shows like Twin Peaks, Happy Days, and Who’s The Boss? along the way. To (lovingly) paraphrase Jerry Seinfeld, “Rest in peace, you old bag.”
The early highlight of tonight’s 63rd Annual Emmy Awards came when Rob Lowe and Sofia Vergara began announcing the nominees for the Best Actress in a Comedic Series nominees. After some mildly painful banter between these two ridiculously good-looking human beings, the two introduced the first of the category’s five nominees, Amy Poehler. Instead of sitting in her chair and nodding at the camera politely, Poehler got up from her seat and boldly strode on stage. For a moment there, it looked like a totally spontaneous incident, like Poehler was perhaps doing a bizarre nod to the opening moments of Zoolander, when Derek Zoolander mistakenly accepts the Male Model of the Year Award. Had Amy Poehler lost her marbles?
As it turns out, no. What at first glance seemed like something shockingly spontaneous turned out to be planned from the get-go, as the other nominees—Edie Falco, Tina Fey, Laura Linney, Melissa McCarthy (who ended up taking home the Emmy) and Martha Plimpton—took to the stage in a show of female solidarity that we can only assume was a response to the whole “Are women funny?” controversy that’s been raging on the internet over the last year or so. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon executive producer Mike Shoemaker confirmed that the moment was pre-planned on his Twitter feed, writing “My brilliant friend Amy Poehler pulled that whole thing together. What a great moment.”
But was it actually a great moment? Well, for what it’s worth, we thought it was a pretty outstanding moment. It was bold, it made a statement, it shook up an otherwise blah show, Amy Poehler is a freaking LEGEND, and really, so what if it was an act that of “defiance” that Emmy producers actually knew about in advance? However, we can also see the flip side of the coin, too: What made these five ladies think that THEIR category was any more special or important than the rest of the night’s nominees, and therefore particularly deserving of a standing ovation? We’ll leave it up to you guys to decide if in our poll below.