Posts By Liz Black


Spice Girl Mel B Is Pregnant

Apparently what the Spice Girls all really, really want, besides to zig-a-zig-ahh, are loads of babies. Posh Spice, Victoria Beckham, is pregnant with her fourth child, the appropriately-named Baby Spice, Emma Bunton, has number two on the way, and it was just announced that Melanie “Mel B” Brown, the scariest of all Spices, is pregnant with her third child.

Speaking to US Magazine, Brown said “Both my pregnancies have been lucky and happy and exciting, no matter what situation I’ve been in.” Perhaps she was referencing the “exciting” paternity battle she engaged in with ex Eddie Murphy over their daughter Angel, now 3. “This is different because we have been married for four years,” Brown said, referring to her husband Stephen Belafonte. “We have a history together, we’re best friends, we’re in it together, and he’s totally supportive.” Congrats to all the Spices on your new babies and your ability to stay topical all these years later!

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Jon Cryer Gets New Job With Christina Hendricks – Who’s Winning Now?

While Charlie Sheen sold out Radio City Music Hall in minutes, his Two and A Half Men co-star Jon Cryer was busy making a deal to take a role on the New York stage as well. Of course, he’s not in anything nearly as flashy as the Violent Torpedo Of Truth/Defeat Is Not An Option tour, rather, he’s taking a role in the New York Philharmonic’s production of Stephen Sondheim‘s musical Company, which will also star Christina Hendricks and Neil Patrick Harris.

No offense to Charlie (or actually, if he wants to take offense from this loser troll, that’s fine), but we love that Cryer is actually able to transition from losing his sitcom job and dealing with all this insanity by quietly getting a respectable job in New York with some amazing actors while Charlie continues to ruin his own chances for respectability in the future. Now where has half-man Angus T. Jones been? Hopefully he follows the Cryer example and stays far, far away from the tiger blood.

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Evan Rachel Wood Talks About Full-Frontal Nudity In Mildred Pierce

It’s hard to believe that someone who dated Marilyn Manson— a man who lives to shock and bare his own ass—would be squeamish about being nude on camera. Yet in an interview to promote her new film, Mildred Pierce, Evan Rachel Wood brought up how uncomfortable she was to show off her goods for the movie. Wood’s character has to bare all, we’re talking full-frontal nudity, so we can’t say we blame her for her apprehension. She said “I was a lot more nervous than I thought I was going to be… I hadn’t made my mind up if I was going to go full until we were rehearsing, and I was talking to Todd [Haynes, the series’ writer and director] – like ‘What do you think?’–and he was like, ‘I think we’re going to be chickening out if we don’t just go for it.'”

Ultimately it was her co-star Kate Winslet that convinced her to really go for it though. “I looked at Kate and she was like, ‘You’ve got to do it. Trust me, it’s so brave. Put a merkin on and you’ll be fine.’ Let’s just say, I had to wear a wig because it was in the 30s, and everything had to look like it was in the 30s.” So, FYI, Mildred Pierce fans—we’re looking at astroturf in the film, it’s not the real deal. Still, Wood wasn’t a fan of that aspect of filming. “I can’t say I had a lot of fun,” she said.

In case you missed them, check out a few more pictures from the red carpet of the Mildred Pierce premiere.

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SNL Star Victoria Jackson Homophobically Rants Against Glee

We looked up to so many women on Saturday Night Live for so long, because as a woman who always wanted to be on SNL as a kid, there were no better examples of great comediennes than the likes of Gilda Radner, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jan Hooks. One woman on SNL that we can’t say we look up to anymore is Victoria Jackson, whose blog is so full of animosity toward against gays, Muslims, President Obama and liberals that it’s scary. We’re all for opposing viewpoints, but Jackson crosses over into hate speech at certain points, in our opinion.

TheFABLife is an entertainment blog, so we won’t get into all the political aspects of Jackson’s post, we just find it amazing that someone who spent so many years in Hollywood has such a seething hatred of gays. Jackson writes “Everyone knows that two men on a wedding cake is a comedy skit, not an ‘alternate lifestyle’! There I said it! Ridiculous!” She later singles out Glee, writing “Did you see Glee this week? Sickening! And, besides shoving the gay thing down our throats, they made a mockery of Christians – again! I wonder what their agenda is? Hey, producers of Glee – what’s your agenda? One-way tolerance?” she wrote, referring to the gay kiss between Kurt and Blaine. Hey, one-way tolerance is better than zero-tolerance, we think, but still, it’s really never been a secret that Glee is a show that’s very pro-gay. If you’re that offended by gays, how have you watched it this long? We’re not even a fan of Glee, we’re just not a fan of blatant homophobia. /end rant

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Nicki Minaj In Talks To Judge On Simon Cowell’s X-Factor

Apparently judging singing competitions is no longer just for washed-up pop stars, singers at the top of their game are getting in on the action too. First the new NBC show The Voice nabbed Cee-Lo, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton to judge, and now Simon Cowell is in talks with Nicki Minaj to judge his U.S. version of The X Factor.

A source told Page Six, “Simon thinks Nicki is fantastic. She’s sassy, she looks great and she has bags of personality. Nicki has a large following and she fits well with the ethos of the show, which plans to usher in a new generation of musical talent. X Factor is aiming for a younger audience.” Former Def Jam music chairman L.A. Reid is the only other confirmed judge so far. The show will air on Fox this fall. We’d tune in just to see her look change from week to week.

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Jennifer Lawrence Does Not Take Her Role As Katniss Lightly

Jennifer Lawrence has opened up about being cast as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, the most sought-after role of the year. The Academy Award nominee completely understands the fan loyalty and the love people have for the character, and proves that she’s a super-fan too, calling the books “a masterpiece.”

Lawrence tells Entertainment Weekly, “I couldn’t be happier about being a part of Hunger Games and to play Katniss. I have a huge responsibility to the fans of this incredible book and I don’t take it lightly.”  When asked what other kick-ass movie heroines Katniss reminds her of, Lawrence said “Sigourney Weaver’s “Ripley” in Alien is the first that comes to mind.”

Lawrence seems to be aware that she’s a controversial casting choice and sounds committed to the role. “I will give everything I have to these movies and to this role to make it worthy of Suzanne Collins‘ masterpiece,” she said.

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Emilio Estevez Has The Occasional Urge To Shoot Charlie Sheen

Emilio Estevez has some harsh things to say about his brother Charlie Sheen at the moment, given Sheen’s recent behavior. Estevez compared his family to the Corleones in The Godfather, specifically the moment Michael Corleone has his brother Fredo killed.

“There’s that thing in The Godfather: Part II of ‘I love you, Fredo, you’re my brother, but don’t ever take sides with anyone against the family,'” Estevez says. “Then Michael Corleone has to have Fredo ‘taken out’ on the boat. There are times, like these, when I want to take Charlie out for a boat ride. Charlie should know that he might have a boat ride in the future. Someone’s got to be Michael Corleone.” We’re sure he’d shoot him out of love, though, it’s all out of LOVE. Just like when Sheen shot Kelly Preston that time. That was out of love, too.

Before Estevez resorts to murder, he’s still optimistic that Sheen will get out of this mess he’s in. Estevez says, “There’s always hope, and there are so many examples of people pulling themselves out of the s— and having a rebirth. So you just pray for him and hope he has that moment of clarity.” Fingers crossed that moment of clarity comes soon, this winning warlock stuff is getting exhausting.

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Zooey Deschanel’s Face Gets Mangled In Makeup Ad

If nobody told us that was Zooey Deschanel‘s face in the Rimmel London makeup ad on the left, we wouldn’t have known it was her. Deschanel got quite the lip-and-cheek plumping and any number of other Photoshopped cosmetic enhancements in the new ad for Rimmel’s Lasting Finish Lipstick. Is that one of the benefits of the product? Lasting finish and also total face transformation?

It’s weird, we can’t quite put our finger on what makes Deschanel look so odd here, but if there are any SyFy nerds out there (we admit it, we are one), can you back us up that she sort of looks like Alessandra Torresani from Caprica from now?

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The Scream 4 Trailer Makes Us Excited For The Return Of The Ghostface Killer

Scream 4 comes out next month and it looks like a pretty great reunion of all our favorite characters from the franchise (the ones who didn’t meet horrible, grisly, automatic-garage-door-opener deaths, at least). Check out the trailer and some stills from the movie in our gallery and marvel at just how little Courteney Cox ages. Oh, and the blood. Marvel at all that blood.

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It’s Friday, So Let’s Talk About Rebecca Black

Two weeks ago, Rebecca Black was an eighth-grader no one had ever heard of, and today she’s an internet sensation with 16 million hits on YouTube for her song “Friday” and a guest on Good Morning America today. She also had a feature written about her in The Daily Beast. That’s a lot of attention in two short weeks, and while Black defends the song she’s famous for (and famously mocked for), she also thinks she’s being bullied by all the anonymous haters.

In her Daily Beast interview, Black explains that she never expected backlash to a song that’s basically all about fun-fun-fun. “Those hurtful comments really shocked me. At times, it feels like I’m being cyberbullied.” It might sound hyperbolic, but people aren’t just mocking the music, there are people commenting that she should kill herself and get an eating disorder, which is upsetting. Ark Music Factory, the company the produced the song for Black, actually offered to take the song offline because the hateful comments were so bad, but Black wouldn’t let them.

“I decided not to give the haters the satisfaction that they got me so bad I gave up,” she said. And in today’s GMA interview, Black sang an acoustic version of “Friday,” (which actually wasn’t bad, you can watch it above) and admitted that she has Bieber-fever and would love to do a duet with him. We actually can’t think of anything more perfect than two Internet sensations partnering up for a collaboration.

Yes, we mocked the song when we first heard it but when her voice isn’t all Auto-Tuned and she isn’t all weirdly animated, we kind of like this girl.

[Photo: YouTube/The Daily Beast]