When you live the life of the rich and fabulous, money hardly means a thing. Just ask Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, who we affectionately know as Kimye. The two are among entertainment’s most powerful couples. Their combined wealth lets them bounce around the world, spend thousands at dinner and drop millions on an engagement ring. In the premiere episode of the return of The Fabulous Life Of…, the show breaks down just how lavish life with Yeezus is.
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The battle between Gwyneth Paltrow and Vanity Fair continues to heat up. While The Gossip Table reported that the actress skipped the magazine’s annual post-Oscars bash, she wasn’t the only to opt out of the event. Paltrow’s publicist pulled his long-reaching strings and convinced Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock to pass on the event. That’s right, GOOP’s got power.
Every year, there are always one or two Oscars snubs (and upsets) that really hurt. In years past, it was Argo‘s Ben Affleck not getting nominated for Best Director, Sidney Poitier for In the Heat of the Night, or Jimmy Stewart’s emotional turn in Vertigo. This year, it was Oprah Winfrey‘s riveting performance in Lee Daniels’ The Butler. Say what you will about the film, but there was no discounting Winfrey’s turn as Gloria Gaines. She carried the film but, sadly, could not do enough to earn the movie a single nomination at this year’s Academy Awards.
But that’s where we come in. With Oprah out for The Butler, we decided to recast her in several of this year’s Oscar-nominated films. Damn the Academy! If they don’t want to recognize her for that role, then we’ll put in everything and see if they can get away with it. Because let’s face it: Every movie is made better with Oprah in it.
Each year, the awards season means certain stars get an opportunity to shine as they make the rounds on red carpets, picking up trophies and working their way toward that Oscar. Some celebs do it better than others. See last year when Jennifer Lawrence shined from the moment she “beat Meryl” at the Golden Globes to tripping on her way to picking up her Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Meanwhile, Anne Hathaway couldn’t muster the same spirit. Speech after speech, fans felt she was phoning it in. Luckily, the stars on this list, including Lupita Nyong’o, Matthew McConaughey and Emma Thompson, fall in line J-Law.
Opening this weekend is the volcano epic, Pompeii, about the doomed Italian city. The film gives the story the Hollywood treatment with three-dimensional fire balls, earthquakes and Kit Harington‘s abs (if only we could touch those, but we digress). The film joins a long history of disaster films, in particular, natural disaster films. These are the ones that are not man-made (The Towering Inferno), don’t involve any sort of alien invasion (Cloverfield, The Andromeda Strain) or involve Godzilla. Instead, Mother Nature rears her nasty side and reminds humans who actually runs the Earth.
On Friday, Netflix released the much-anticipated second season of House of Cards. The show, which was a surprise hit of last spring, won fans over thanks to the superb acting by Kevin Spacey (as Frank Underwood) and his onscreen wife Robin Wright (as Claire Underwood). While Frank is at the center of the show’s Shakespearean tale of power and greed, it’s Claire who steals the spotlight as a modern day Lady Macbeth. Her character, while maintaining a beautifully icy presence, knows how to destroy her enemies and slice to the core of someone’s emotions. “You don’t want to make an enemy out of me,” Claire threatens in season 2. No, no we do not.
Sandra Bullock has had a varied and extended career filled with several highs. Most recently, she took 2013 by storm with her powerful, Oscar-nominated performance in Gravity. However, her career has also been litered with several lows, including her Razzie-winning role in All About Steve and those needless sequels to Miss Congeniality and Speed. Here at VH1, we took it upon ourselves to go back and re-watch, review and rank her 30+ films. That’s right everything from Forces of Nature to Two Weeks Notice finds its place among Bullock’s best films listed from worst to best.
The year was 1999, and it felt like anything could happen: Following a string of successful teen films in 1998, the teen era was officially back. To help kick things off in the final year before the Millennium was She’s All That, a sleeper hit that featured an ensemble cast, including Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook. The film told the story of a girl with a ponytail, Laney (Cook), who became the subject of a bet that Zack’s (Prinze Jr.) scheme to turn any girl into prom queen. The success of She’s All That introduced fans to a pre-Fast & The Furious Paul Walker, made Prinze the most desirable young man in Hollywood, and thanks to the iconic scene of Cook walking down the stairs in a little red dress, everyone was singing Sixpence None The Richer‘s “Kiss Me.”
On the 15th anniversary of the film’s release, Dulé Hill, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe and Clea DuVall share memories from the set, dancing at prom and working with Walker. Read more…
If there is one standout among this year’s awards season, it’s Emma Thompson. The actress has been a total delight, owning her free spirit. While some celebrities crash and burn by the time they walk the red carpet at the Academy Awards (ahem, Anne Hathaway), Thompson is showing no signs of slowing down. Sadly for fans, she didn’t pick up an Oscar nomination this year for her role in Saving Mr. Banks, but that hasn’t stopped us from enjoying her presence at every other awards program. From martinis and heel tossing at the Golden Globes to photo-bombing at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Thompson has been a constant delight.
If there’s one network that has become a huge guilty pleasure, it’s Lifetime. The network continues to make movie safter movies that are must-see events. This weekend is no different with Christina Ricci starring in Lifetime’s version of Lizzie Borden, a woman accused and acquitted of the ax murders of her father and stepmother. Lizzie Borden Took an Ax has all the elements that make for a good Lifetime flick: drama, murder, brooding men, inappropriate relationships, mystery and intrigue. That’s what makes it such a perfect celebrity biopic. Like Anna Nicole Smith (Anna Nicole) and Elizabeth Taylor (Liz & Dick) before her, Lizzie joins a long list of celebs who got the Lifetime treatment. However, there are so many more that we want made!