Posts By Liz Black

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Jason Sudeikis To Join The Exclusive, Random Club Of MTV Movie Award Hosts


Ryan Seacrest reported this week that SNL actor Jason Sudeikis will host the MTV Movie Awards, which will be held in June. Ever since 1992, the MTV Movie Awards have been the anti-award show, not only because they created new categories like Best Kiss and Best Fight, but also because of the random people they’ve chosen to host the show. And while it makes sense for Sudeikis to host since he’s one of many male comedians on  the brink of movie-stardom to emcee the event, there have been some odd choices (and odder co-host pairings) throughout the years. Like Sarah Michelle Gellar co-hosting with Jack Black in 2002? That’s weird, even by Buffy standards. Or Lisa Kudrow in 1999. Yes, it made sense at the time but we’ve totally blocked it from our memory.

Check out our gallery of the other hosts of the Movie Awards in past years and let us know if you think Sudeikis will be one of the better hosts, or if he’ll be totally forgettable. Like the coupling of Jon Lovitz and Courteney Cox. Betcha didn’t remember that they co-hosted in 1995.

1992 - Dennis Miller

1993 – Eddie Murphy

1994 – Will Smith

1995 – Jon Lovitz & Courteney Cox

1996 – Ben Stiller & Janeane Garofalo

1997 – Mike Myers

1998 – Samuel L. Jackson

1999 – Lisa Kudrow

2000 – Sarah Jessica Parker

2001 - Kirsten Dunst & Jimmy Fallon

2002 – Sarah Michelle Gellar & Jack Black

2003 – Justin Timberlake & Seann William Scott

2004 – Lindsay Lohan

2005 – Jimmy Fallon

2006 – Jessica Alba

2007 – Sarah Silverman

2008 – Mike Myers

2009 – Andy Samberg

2010 – Aziz Ansari

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Nicolas Cage May Face Child Abuse Charges As A Result Of His Arrest

Well this isn’t great news. People reports that Nicolas Cage may face child abuse charges following his arrest in New Orleans after an alleged fight with his wife. Cage was reportedly arguing with his wife Alice after a night of drinking and while he was holding their son Kal-El, 5, he dropped the boy. Kal-El scraped his knee in the fall and child abuse detectives were called, although they didn’t open an investigation at that time, there’s a possibility that police may pursue it now.

The police report states “When the couple arrived at their residence … she parked the vehicle and Mr. Cage retrieved their son. The arguing continued, and at some point, Mr. Cage fell while holding their son. The fall caused the five (5) year old child to suffer a minor abrasion [on] his left knee.” Before his arrest, Cage was allegedly “belligerent” and “heavily intoxicated” and had been yelling that his wife was trying to kill him.

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Miley Cyrus Will Make Surprise Appearance On Idol Tonight

A few weeks ago on America Idol, this season’s mentor, Jimmy Iovine called contestant Lauren Alaina “a much stronger singer” than Miley Cyrus as Alaina rehearsed Miley’s song “The Climb.” Iovine backtracked the next week, telling us that he was only saying that to boost Alaina’s self-esteem before showtime. (Not that it wasn’t true, she’s still our pick to win this thing, we love that girl.) It turns out, Iovine was also backtracking because he felt bad about what he said. A source tells E! Online “Jimmy apologized and personally asked Miley to come on” Idol to mentor Alaina this week because he’s been a fan of hers and regretted his remarks.

Does this mean that each contestant will get their own mentor tonight, or just Lauren? We’re not sure — guess we’ll have to watch to find out. It’s Carole King night, by the way, so we’re fully expecting (hoping!) that someone will sing the theme song to Gilmore Girls.

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Blake Lively: Better As A Blonde Or A Redhead?

Blake Lively made her debut as a redhead at the Time 100 Gala last night and we’re strangely fascinated by her new color. On the one hand, Blake’s long blonde locks are one of the reasons we love her so much, but on the other, this new look makes her look completely different (even her brows have been dyed to match). Is Blake trying out for The Lindsay Lohan Story (circa 2004?) or is she just experimenting? Actually, the new color is for her role in the film Hick. So what do you think of the new style?

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Will.i.am Thinks Women Who Keep Condoms Around Are Tacky

We’re not the world’s biggest Black Eyed Peas fan to begin with, but after reading this interview with Will.i.am in Elle magazine, we’re even less psyched about them now. When asked the question “If you walked into a woman’s house, what one item would convince you that you weren’t compatible?” the Pea responded “If she had condoms in her house, that would just f—n’ throw me off. That’s just tacky. …I just think, like, if you’re into someone and you guys get to that level, then that’s something you should converse about together and say, ‘Hey, maybe we should get some.’”

Are we crazy for thinking that that’s kind of delusional and antiquated?  Isn’t “Be Prepared” a motto that works well beyond the Boy Scouts of America? We don’t know why we’re so worked up about something that a man who wrote a song called “Let’s Get Retarded” said, but this bugs us that as a hugely popular artist that people look up to, he’d say something that could be misconstrued and also makes him sound like a doofus. Later in the interview, Will.i.am also explains his love for Billy Joel and wiping his ass with baby wipes, so he apparently doesn’t care about sounding like a doofus about a wide range of topics.

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Watch Khloe Kardashian As Herself On Law & Order

Khloe Kardashian pulled a James Franco by appearing on Law & Order: LA last night, as a fictionalized version of herself. Just like Franco appeared on General Hospital as “Franco” a homicidal artist, Kardashian appeared on L&O as “Khloe Kardashian,” a successful actress who attended the Golden Globes.

Honestly, Kardashian wasn’t nearly as bad as we thought she might be in this, and she also endures an odd, subtle dig at her ass size too, which is just weird and uncalled for. Check out the clip or watch the full episode on Hulu to see if Fictional Khloe really is a murderer.

 

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Levi Johnston Drags Out His 15 Minutes By Writing A Tell-All Book

Levi Johnston was the most famous political baby-daddy in all the land for a while there (until John Edwards came in and stole his thunder, that rascal). Johnston’s relationship with Bristol Palin has been over for a while now and Bristol has been quietly dating an Alaskan pipeline worker for a few months, so you’d think Johnston should be un-famous by this point, but he just keep milking these fifteen minutes of fame.

Johnston just announced that he’s writing a tell-all book about the Palin family called Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs. Subtle! His publisher explains that it will be “a fascinating tale of a misunderstood boy figuring out how to be a man and a father after being thrust into the spotlight and subsequent media circus at a very young and vulnerable age.” When we think of a guy famous for having unprotected sex and also famous for posing in Playgirl, we don’t think “vulnerable” but that’s just us. Johnston himself says “I want to tell the truth about my close relationship with the Palins… my sense of Sarah, and my perplexing fall from grace.” Yeah, it’s real perplexing when your fall from grace comes after you become famous for having unprotected sex and for posing in Playgirl. Sorry, we’re a little hung up on that.

Still, no one moves books like Sarah Palin, whether you love her or you hate her, so it’s probably going to be a bestseller.

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Johnny Depp To Appear In 21 Jump Street Movie

If only the 21 Jump Street movie featured the entire original cast of the television show, seen here. An aloof Holly Robinson (before the Peete), a jean-jacketed Peter Deluise, and of course, a super-sexy, not yet super-famous Johnny Depp. All gathered ’round a piano, as they did back then. (Not really.) The movie may not be a reunion of the entire 21 Jump Street cast, but Depp is reportedly signed on to appear in a small, uncredited role, so that’s something.

The movie will star Jonah Hill, Ice Cube and Channing Tatum, and Depp will likely cameo as his old character, Tom Hanson. Last year, Depp told Entertainment Weekly that he hoped he could reprise the role, if only to see what Hanson was up to these days. “I’m hoping they’ll let me do a cameo,” he said. “Someone will say, ‘Whatever happened to Tom Hanson?’ and they’ll find me somewhere hoarding jars of peanut butter and shaking in my underpants.” Hoarding jars of peanut butter? Is he an extreme couponer? Doesn’t matter, we’d still pay to see it. And if you’re feeling nostalgic, check out the opening credits of 21 Jump Street…after the JUMP. (Oy.) They’ve been stuck in our head for 20 years, they might as well get stuck in yours, too.

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Glee Gets Groovy


We’re curious about what Glee stars Lea Michele and Heather Morris are filming for the show that would require them to get dressed up in their grooviest, stripiest, ’70s best. The actresses are in New York City this week filming the show and we’re assuming they’re going retro for a reason. Any guesses about what song they’re singing? We’re thinking Carole King medley, but “Feelin’ Groovy” would be pretty appropriate too.

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Robert De Niro Also Has A Beef With Donald Trump

Donald Trump and his birther presidential platform isn’t doing him any favors among the Hollywood crowd. Not only has Jerry Seinfeld expressed disapproval at Trump and dropped out of a charity benefit because of Trump’s vocal anti-Obama stance, but now Robert De Niro is telling Trump to give it a rest too.

In an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams this weekend, De Niro said “I won’t mention any of the certain people on the news in the last couple weeks, but what are we doing? This is crazy. They’re making statements about people that they don’t even back up. Go get the facts before you start saying things about people.” Williams tried to nail down who De Niro was referring to and asked “Any of those people have shows on my network on Sunday night?” and De Niro continued, “It’s like a big hustle. It’s like being a car salesman, don’t go out there and say things unless you can back them up. How dare you? That’s awful to do. To just go out there and speak and say these terrible things?”

Even though De Niro didn’t explicitly name names, Trump’s ears still perked up at the thought of someone talking about him and blasted De Niro today, calling the actor “not the brightest bulb,” and then saying “I like his acting, but in terms of when I watch him doing interviews and various other things, we’re not dealing with Albert Einstein. He can say what he wants, but the fact is that this guy has not revealed his birth certificate, a lot of people agree with me.” To anyone who thinks New York City is just full of liberal elites, let this be a lesson that Trump throws that balance off completely. We’re really only two-thirds liberal elite, one third orange crazypants.

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