Posts By Halle Kiefer

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Adam Levine, Keri Hilson Break It Down For Quentin Tarantino

If you’ve ever been struck with paralyzing unease while listening to an easy listening station, you probably have a Quentin Tarantino film to thank for that. Tonight Tarantino received the Music + Film Award at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, a new award that fits perfectly with the director’s creepy, fun, always ingenious melding of film and song. Prior to Quentin receiving the award, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine serenaded the crowd with The Stealers Wheel’s “Stuck In The Middle With You,” forever linked in our mind with Reservoir Dogs, and Keri Hilson brought it home with Dusty Springfield’s “Son Of A Preacher Man,” featured in Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction.

Reservoir Dogs’ Tim Roth presented his former boss with the award and his skill with a soundtrack. “It’s the rhythm of the film, and tonight we celebrate Quentin for using his rhythm method so damn effectively,” Roth cracked. “Big laugh.” Tarantino was excited to say the least, reminiscing about how the producers of True Romance, a film he wrote, slashed the music budget because they considered it unnecessary. “I remember thinking to myself, I’m making a record album…I want to do it!” Quentin exclaimed. Tarantino thanked Critics’ Choice and proudly took his award home, probably to permanently warp another AM Gold hit.

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The Jackass Guys Poke The Social Network

Not content to riff on Inception, Johnny Knoxville and the gentleman of Jackass take on Best Movie winner’s The Social Network as well. Bam Margera makes a strong yet naked argument, while Knoxville makes a perfect Jesse Eisenberg in our grandmother’s Saturday night wig. We’re sure David Fincher and the gang are happy to takes the insults, since it also means they took home a CCMA.

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The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards’ Hot Under 25


As much as we love Keri Hilson’s lacey gold pumps and Emily Blunt’s giant plastic specs, we couldn’t help but notice that the fiercest clothes game at the CCMA is being worn by the section of the nominees not yet old enough to rent a car. From Winter Bone’s Jennifer Lawrence’s rainbow gown to Let Me In’s Kodi Smit-McPhee’s intensely fierce Little-Prince-Meets-Count-Dracula suit, the kids at the CCMAs prove that you don’t have be able to legally drive to bring the heat. So enjoy the fashion styling of Hollywood’s kid siblings as we present to you the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Hot Under 25.

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Justin Bieber Punks Celebs On The CCMA Red Carpet!

In a surprise appearance on the red carpet, Justin Bieber punks the beautiful people of VH1’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Deep in disguise, Bieber is grilling actors about how they much enjoyed the Justin Bieber Movie: 3D and what they really think about the Baby singer. Despite the fact that that JB:3D does not actually exist, we bet some celebs have to think loooong and hard about whether they loved it or not. We bet we would too, if it incorporated that mustache! Tune into VH1 now to watch Bieber own the carpet before the CCMAs start at 9:00pm!

See another vid of Bieber punking stars after the jump.

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Christina Hendricks Parties With A Drunk Clown In Vintage Playboy Pics


Most famous actresses want to bury their youthful modeling pics due to some scandalous nudity that might negatively affect their career. Christina Hendrick’s Playboy photos, on the other hand, show the actress still clothed…but feet away from a terrifying clown. Which are more embarrassing now? Either way, there is no element of these pictures we do not find disturbing.

The pictures popped up on Playboy’s Twitter, taken during a 1999 photoshoot for an article on shooters of the alcohol variety, which we imagine Christina had to drink a lot of in order to agree to this albino triplet look. Though she definitely looks good in her painfully ’90s silver bikini, where exactly are Christina Hendrick’s famous curves? Goes to show that some people really can gain 30 lbs and look better after the fact. That’s what we’re telling ourselves, anyway.

[Photos: Playboy‘s Twitter]

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Usher Cancels Tour Dates Due To Illness, Almost Loses It On Stage

Like Whitney Houston, Elton John and approximately one billion other artists before him, Usher canceled tour dates in Europe due to a “upper respiratory illness.” His rep explains, “After consultation with doctors, he has been advised to reschedule the upcoming dates in order to get the rest he needs to ensure a complete recovery.” Usher hit Twitter to apologize, saying “I deeply regret having to reschedule the shows. I am truly sorry for any inconvenience I have caused my fans. My fans are the best in the world and I am looking forward to getting better so that I can give them the show they deserve.”

Even if you aren’t an Usher fan (and really, why aren’t you?) the video of the singer breaking down in Germany is absolutely heart-wrenching. The Thursday concert at Berlin’s 02 Arena was actually rescheduled from Wednesday due to his illness. Unfortunately, despite pushing his performance back a day  NAACP Image Award nominee Usher was unable to sing, wobbling on his feet before apologizing and walking off stage. The audience doesn’t know if they should boo him or cheer him on, so of course, they do both. This isn’t the first time the “OMG” singer had a terrible concert experience; it was just the first where Usher didn’t have at least get an apologetic female fan sitting on his lap.

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Alicia Silverstone Could Be A Mother In Those Clothes


We’re hopping the Clueless star is right now filling her closet with maternity clothes, setting her tiny early ’90s computer to “Match” and letting those racks spin, because Alicia Silverstone is pregnant! “I’ve been wanting to have a baby since I was 2 years old – I’m destined to be a mother,” Silverstone told People earlier this year. Her rep now confirms that baby Silverstone, Alicia’s first with musician husband Christopher Jarecki, is on the way. We are totally butt crazy in love with this news!

In addition to popping out the most adorable little Betty and/or Baldwin imaginable, Silverstone has her plate full in the new year with Ecotools, her line of green cosmetic brushes and Vamps, a supernatural romantic comedy with Krysten Ritter, Signourney Weaver and Clueless director Amy Heckerling. We are definitely looking forward to seeing more of Silverstone in 2011. We’re just glad it won’t be sporadically.

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Martha Stewart Learns The Hard Way To Never Canoodle Her Dog


There are certain rules every pet owner must follow if they want to avoid having their pooch accidentally mangle their face, or at least that’s what we infer from news that Martha Stewart’s dog Francesca ripped her lip open. Rule #1: Never baby-talk your French bulldog as she blissfully sails through Dreamland. “As I leaned down to whisper goodbye to a dozing Francesca, I must have startled her, because she bolted upright with such force that she hit me in the face like a boxing glove hitting an opponent’s face,” Martha explained. “I was entirely startled and my neck snapped back. I felt a bit of whiplash as blood gushed forth from my split lip.” Sometimes when you say sweet nothings into your pup’s ear, it suddenly turns into The Fighter, except less Christian Bale and slightly more slobber. Every dog owner has to be prepared for it.

Not only did Stewart describe the incident in gory detail, but she proceeded to post 34 photos of her nine stiches up on her blog. Having just returned from Florida where she was promoting her green housing project, Martha was able to dash back to New York only slightly worse for wear. Meanwhile, Francesca lies in wait for her next opportunity…

[Photo: The Martha Blog]

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The Donald Announces His Lohan-Free Celebrity Apprentice Cast

The new cast of Celebrity Apprentice has been announced, and in case you thought her 2011 would go any differently than her 2010 (note: no one thought that), unfortunately Donald Trump rejected Lindsay Lohan from the cast. According to Trump, “[The Lohans] approached me, and we did talk about it. It’s just not the right time. Lindsay has to straighten herself out first. And I know Dina, she’s a really lovely woman. I don’t think she gets very much credit – she’s tried. I know Michael a little bit. It could happen in the future, but right now we need to see Lindsay get straightened out.” Hmm, and here Dina Lohan claimed the show’s producers approached Lindsay earlier this year. Interesting. Still, it’s pretty admirable of Trump to admit that being on The Apprentice would destroy any and all chances of Lindsay has  of recovering. We appreciate his honesty.

The entire motley crue of freaks, has-beens and divas that will be appearing this season include David Cassidy, Niki Taylor, Richard Hatch, Marlee Matlin, Meat Loaf, Mark McGrath, Playboy Playmate Hope Dworaczyk, Lil Jon, Dionne Warwick, LaToya Jackson, Gary Busey, José Canseco, Star Jones, RHOA‘s NeNe Leakes, Lisa Rinna, and country singer John Rich. See, Lindsay? Marlee Matlin has an Oscar and she is still doing Apprentice. Even if your career picks up again, there’s a huge chance you’ll find yourself being screamed at by Trump at some point in the future. Never give up hope.

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Taylor Momsen Apologizes To Her Parents For Pointing Out Their Poor Parenting Decisions

In a surprising twist of events, apparently Taylor Momsen has apologized to her parents for badmouthing them in an interview. That’s usually our job Taylor, but we don’t mind if you step up to the plate once in a while. Reportedly Mr. and Mrs. Momsen felt “horrible” after Taylor complained about their terrible parenting choices to Revolver magazine, claiming “My parents signed me up with Ford at the age of two. No two-year-old wants to be working, but I had no choice…I was working constantly and I didn’t have a real life.” Unless Mr. and Mrs. Momsen follow up her statement by apologizing for whatever terrible lack of foresight resulted in Taylor filming a nude music video at 16, we’re going to have to declare ourselves Team Taylor on this one.

Accurate or not, Momsen took it upon herself to take back her harsh words, saying “I love my mom and dad. Maybe I didn’t have the childhood people think you should have, but I still went through the ages. I was still a child. Maybe it wasn’t a conventional one, but you know… I like where I am now, so it’s OK.” Even if “where you are now” is a vomit-cover death metal bar in Norway? This does not sound like the surly Taylor we have come to know and love. We swear, if she doesn’t follow this up by torching her parents’ above-ground pool, we are going to be so disappointed in her.