Posts By Halle Kiefer

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Behold The Hotness That Is The New Spider-Man


Check out the first official photo of Andrew Garfield as Spiderman: dirty, defiant and the same texture as a basketball. Critics’ Choice Movie Award nominee Garfield star will definitely be an actor to watch this year; we’re betting The Social Network star will be even bigger by the time the movie drops on July 3, 2012. Nothing says intimidating like a book bag slung over one shoulder, but as long as the new Spidey suit doesn’t come with built-in rubber nips ala Val Kilmer in Batman Forever, we’ll consider it a success!

Garfield definitely has the right amount of excitement when it came to playing his childhood hero. “It was all so very surreal — definitely an overwhelming feeling of pure childhood joy. Spider-Man was my favourite superhero. I guess I found him easiest to relate to. His struggle was profound, and I understood it,” Garfield explained. So what do you think? Is this grittier look a step-up from Tobey MaGuire’s cartoonier Spidey outfit, or do we have to see the mask on to really know?

[Photo: Sony Pictures]

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Kate Hudson Won’t Visit Or Help Dying Grandmother, Says Dad


She might be about to add another generation to the Hudson family tree, but according to her estranged father, Kate Hudson won’t visit her dying grandmother in the meantime. “I have called Kate and texted her dozens of times begging her to help her grandmother, but she hasn’t responded to me,” Bill Hudson claims about the pregnant Kate. “Kate doesn’t have to talk to me and she doesn’t have to give her a dime of her millions. All I want is for her to call and say, ‘Hi grandma’, before it’s too late.” In addition to Kate’s neglect of her 88-year-old memaw, Bill also ranted about not expecting to meet Kate’s new child with Matt Bellamy or her seven-year-old son Ryder. Why is it that about 98% of celebrities have estranged fathers who are just dying to talk to the press? Is Michael Lohan giving webinars on it now?

Coincidentally Papa Hudson just happens to be shopping around a book about his marriage to Kate’s mom Goldie Hawn, in which he claims the Death Becomes Her star pushed for an open marriage, in addition to cheating on him. Yeah, but if you were married to this guy, wouldn’t you need a little break now and then too? “Kate has used the story of her being abandoned by me because she needed tragedy in her life. She grew up privileged in Hollywood with private planes. Nobody was going to sympathize unless she had some tragedy,” Hudson writes about his rocking relationships with his daughter. Wow, can’t imagine why Kate wouldn’t want to have that side of the family in her life. How much you want to bet her “grandma” is just dad Bill in a gray wig and bifocal?

[Photo: Splash News Online]

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Taylor Swift Feels “Burned” By Jake, Freezes Over Taylor Lautner In New Video


Man, can’t one whole week go by without Taylor Swift throwing herself on her bed and sobbing into a body pillow? Jake Gyllenhaal must be dying for an angry song about him, because why else would Gyllenhaal dump Taylor Swift with no warning, and over the phone now less? According to a source reporting to US Magazine, “It was a 180-degree turn and so out of the blue.” Says another source, “Jake just told her it wasn’t working out…Taylor is really upset and hurt. She doesn’t know what she did for him to put a stop to it. She feels really burned by him.” Gyllenhaal is just sitting back and waiting for the acoustic guitar insults to start, isn’t he? Do not give him the satisfaction, Taylor! Maybe write him a jingle or a limerick, but he doesn’t deserve an epic ballad.

As if that wasn’t sniffle-inducing enough, Swift’s video for Back To December premieres today, an apologetic ballad rumored to be about ex Taylor Lautner. Taylor looks ephemeral and gorgeous as always in the winter-themed vid. They probably didn’t even plan to have fake snow falling; that’s actually angels weeping when they saw Swift getting emotional. Seriously, we will never understand how Swift can get a People’s Choice Award seemingly just by rolling out of bed, but can’t keep a decent man to save her life.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Gucci Mane’s New Face Tattoo


We have a  lot of mixed feelings about Gucci Mane’s ice cream tattoo. On one hand, the 12-year-old girl in us thinks it is adorable. On the other, Gucci is now a grown man with a delicious dessert inked onto his head. It seems that Gooch is out and about after his release from a mental health facility a few days ago, and ready to make some permanent mistakes. Piercing shop employee John Murray recorded Mane’s trip to Tenth Street Tattoo in Atlanta, where the rapper asked for his cone topped with lightening bolts and his catchphrase, “Brrr.” What better what for Gucci to rationalize his plea of mental incompetence earlier this month than with a tattoo that looks like a Lisa Frank folder?

Maybe the tattoo came in celebration of the Tuesday release of “Gucci Rag Top,” Mane’s new single with Kid Sister. Or more likely, in celebration of all the hundreds of beers he must have been drinking to go through with this. Either way, Gucci will be rocking the scoops at his scheduled appearance in court January 24. If this doesn’t convince the judge that Gucci isn’t fit to stand trial, at least he won’t have much room left for those prison tattoos!

[Photo: Jason Murray’s Twitter]

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The Kardashians Team Up With Sears To Bring You Lingerie

When you think of Sears, what’s the first thing to come to mind? Is it quality gardening tools? Reasonably-priced home appliances? How about a pair of skin-tight jeggings with Kim Kardashian‘s face all over them? We’re all going to have to reconsider how we think of the department store now that the Kardashians and Sears are putting out the Kardashian Kollection. Hitting stores in August, the sisters are working with Australian designer Bruno Schiavi to create what we can only imagine will be a high-quality line of clothing, shoes, accessories and lingerie. See, this whole time we were buying  our lingerie at Sears and now it turns out we were ahead of the curve. Take that, all of our ex-boyfriends!

This is only the latest Kardashian-approved product to hit stores. Let’s not forget the Kardashian swimwear line or Khlomar’s adventures in unisex fragrances, just to name a few. Sears projects the Kardashian line for juniors will bring in $200 to $300 million the first year alone, which is great considering how much the sisters might owe over the kaput Kardashian credit card. While we’re there trying on a few unmentionables, we can also pick up some wielding equipment and a power sander. What a time saver!

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Nicki Minaj Goes Juggalette On The Cover Of V

We all knew we’d be blow away by Nicki Minaj‘s cover of V Magazine, but who knew girl would burn it down looking like Dia de los Muertos Barbie? Inside the mag Nicki Teresa opens up about her smash album Pink Friday, dream collabo with Taylor Swift and efforts to just “do her.” Based on all the jaw-dropping costume changes Minaj packed into one magazine, we’d say that she’s doing her just fine!

[Photos: V Magazine]

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Michelle Williams: Nothing Can Fill Void Left By Heath’s Death

After initially pulling back her comments about Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams is opening up about the actor’s death more than ever, this time in the February issue of Marie Claire. “Obviously, for me and for [Matilda], there’s a hole in our life,” the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards-nominated actress explained. “Of course the natural inclination is to want to fill it and make it disappear, but what I’ve come to recently is that it’s impossible. Nothing will fit in that hole because what we want back we can’t get, which is this one person.” Even if it is extremely personal, we applaud Williams for opening up about Ledger. We don’t like the idea of a world without Heath either, and that’s based on his performance in 10 Things I Hate About You alone.

Not that Michelle is ready to indulge in any new romances at this point in her life. “My poor mom really wants me to meet someone. I think she wanted to believe the Ryan Gosling rumor more than anybody,” Michelle laughed, finally crushing that particularly sexy dream for us. If Michelle and Ryan’s smoking hot romance isn’t in the cards, maybe Grandma Williams can take solace in know that Kate Winslet fantasizes about Michelle. “From a distance, I feel as if I’ve actually been having a secret love affair with Michelle. She and I are quite intimate in my fantasy friendship, built on admiration and respect,” Winslet admitted. Even if it is strictly just professional, that is one pretend relationship we wholeheartedly endorse.

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First Official Look At The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo


Feast your terrified eyes on the first official photos of Rooney Mara in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Even if you’ve seen Mara as Erica, the girl who got away from Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network, you probably won’t recognize her now. In an interview with W, Mara reveals how she in one “very intense” day, she had her hair butchered and her lip, ear, eyebrow, nose and nipple pierced. “I didn’t even have pierced ears. They put four holes in each ear, and, weirdly, that hurt the most,” Rooney claimed. The ears hurt the most? Excuse us while we lay down on the floor here until the wave of nausea passes.

Still in the midst of shooting, Mara joined her Social Network pals at the Palm Springs International Film Festival this weekend complete with pasty skin and reverse half-mullet. “When preparing for the role, I locked myself in a room for a week and read all three books, and decided I really wanted to be Lisbeth,” Mara explained. As anyone who’s seen the original Swedish version knows, Dragon Tattoo is definitely not a movie to see with your parents…or your kids…or alone with the lights off. As director David Fincher explained to W, his experience directing dark films like Fight Club helped him land his current gig. “Now they offer me Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. They think, No one does perv quite like this guy,” he joked. Yeah, definitely do not watch this with the lights off.

[Photo: W Magazine]

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Lea Michele Apologizes To Hailee Steinfeld, Is Slowly Winning Us Over

As much as we love the idea of Glee’s Lea Michele as a haughty diva who’d sooner slap you across the face than look you in the eye, we sadly have to admit that this is probably not the case. For example, Lea Michele apologized to Hailee Steinfeld today for blowing off the True Grit actress’s request for an autograph. Said the singer, “I heard Hailee was upset and feel terrible. The Glee schedule is so jam-packed that the PA probably pulled me so that I wouldn’t be late to set. I never meant to hurt her feelings.  She’s an extraordinary talent and I look forward to meeting her one day.” Normally we’d say that PA should watch his or her back, but could it be that Lea is…genuinely nice?

As if that wasn’t enough to melt our ice-cold hearts, additionally Michele recorded a video for a terminally ill fan as part of a request sent through The Willow Foundation, an organization that grants “special days” for ailing patients. “I just wanted to wish you well and tell you to stay strong and I’m sending you good vibes. Good Glee happy vibes,’” Lea chirps as she shows him around the hair and make-up room at a photo shoot. Okay, Michele, you’ve convinced us that you’re a sweetheart for now. But the second you throw a cell-phone at your assistant? We are all over it.

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Edward Furlong Jailed For Violating Restraining Order

That picture is how our brains felt when we heard that Edward Furlong was jailed for violating a restraining order today. The Terminator 2 actor was in court this morning for a processing hearing when a judge found that he had violated his probation by coming within 50 yards of his estranged wife Rachel Kneeland. Furlong had be ordered to stay away from his wife in November after driving repeatedly past her house, threatening suicide and refusing a drug test. The two have a three-year-old son Ethan, who luckily is too young to access the internet and witness his dad’s most-recent run in with the law.

The actor just narrowly stayed out of prison for the Green Hornet premiere last night, joining co-stars Seth Rogen and Cameron Diaz in L.A. for the event. After the judge made his ruling, Furlong was cuffed around 11:30 a.m and held with bail set at $75,000. We’re sure he’ll will be out in no time, and we approve of Rogen busting out the Green Hornet costume if Furlong doesn’t immediately head straight home.