In news that will no doubt make Simon Cowell’s Christmas, a Christian group is comparing him to Jesus Christ. Yes, that Jesus Christ. Maybe they thought X-Factor was short for Christ-Factor.Ã‚Â Re, the official magazine ofÃ‚Â the Assemblies of God church,Ã‚Â claims that Cowell’s no-nonsense tough-love style is very similar to the way Christ would have behaved. We can only imagine how this makes Paula Abdul feel.
“Jesus, the one we think of as being meek and mild, gentle and loving and full of compassion, had the ability to talk tough,” explains the faith based periodical. “Some of his words were upsetting and difficult to swallow – just like Cowell’s – but he spoke truth and doesn’t the truth hurt sometimes?Ã‚Â Simon Cowell takes, learns from them and grows in the process, and there are numerous stories in the Bible of people who do the same.”Ã‚Â Wow, well thank goodness he’s using his powers for good! Think of all the gifts Simon has given us:Ã‚Â Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, and Susan Boyle, just to name a few. But then again, he did spring William Hung on an unsuspecting world. The Simon works in cruel and mysterious ways.
Listen up all you Nashville cats, because today we salute country cutie and VH1 Divas performer Jennifer Nettles! The Sugarland lead singer has a lot to celebrate after her band’s latest album, The Incredible Machine, became a massive crossover hit. She was number one in the charts, but she’s also number one in our hearts with her red hot red carpet styles. You’ve seen her at the CMAs, you’ve seen her at the Grammys, now see her onÃ‚Â VH1 Divas Salute The Troops thisÃ‚Â Sunday, Dec. 5th at 9/8c! So let us get in the mood by counting down her top twenty hottest outfits. Can you feel the heat yet?
Quentin Tarantino may have been the target at last night’s Friar’s Club Roast in New York City, but some of the guests made it pretty hard not to become a target too. Neve Campbell inexplicably came dressed as Carmen Santiago, while Sarah Silverman‘s schizophrenic power-suit blazer and furry skirt just left us scratching our heads. But the worst was in store for long standing Tarantino leading lady, Uma Thurman. Not only did she show up seemingly dressed as a colonial school teacher, but she and Quentin chugged wine out of her high heel shoes. Seriously, what is it with this guy and feet! Check out the other stars who attended in the gallery below.
How’s Rupert Grint coping with life after Harry Potter? Apparently not well. We were willing to give him the benefit of the doubt when he bought a $300 toilet-seat last week. But we guess even a space-age commode can’t fill the Hagrid-sized hole in his heart. That’s why Rupert decided to make his OWN wizardry film, starring himself as a blush-wearing wizard. Join him and his gang of cross-dressing boys as they wander the streets of London at night, in search of a magic bagel! Take note J.K. Rowling, maybe you can make this into your next series! Judging from the video, we’d title it Ron Weasley And The Case of the Munchies.
*While filming Breaking Dawn, we mean. But still! Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart simulated the roughest (and palest) vampire sex of their lives for TWELVE. STRAIGHT. HOURS! Can you imagine? And this is just the beginning! Hollywood Life is reporting that this session was for the first of three sex scenes between Hollywood’s most stylish couple. Judging from the first photo released by director Bill Condon over the weekend, this one must have included RPatz famous pillow-biting moment. We bet it will be the Citizen Kane of sex scenes.
How it took twelve hours is totally beyond us. Don’t these two get enough practice in real life? Perhaps they got a case of the giggles. Rob’s made it known that he thinks it’s an odd moment. “I’m looking forward to the pillow-biting scene,” he said in an interview with People Magazine. “But I thought that was so funny. Of all the random things too do, really? He bites the pillow.” Or maybe they just wanted to “get it right.” We can see it now…”Sorry Bill, we weren’t feeling that one. Can we do it again?” *twelve hours later* “Sorry, give us one more time.” We know your tricks, Robsten!
Check out some more on-set action in the gallery under the jump!
This ain’t your Grammy’s Grammy’s! The Recording Academy announced their nominees for the 2011 Grammy Awards last night, and some of the biggest acts in music took to the stage for a live concert. VH1 DivaKaty Perry stole the show with an explosive performance to go with her Album of the Year nod, while fellow Diva Hayley Williamswas also on hard to celebrate. Justin Bieber could only be there via satellite, but Bruno Mars and B.o.B picked up the slack with a rocking rundown of “Nothing On You.” Check out the gallery below for more of last night’s highlights, and be sure to tune in to VH1 Diva’s Salute To The Troopson Sunday, Dec. 5 at 9/8c. for more of your favorite artists!
It looks like the days on the small screen are numbered for the Glee heartthrobs. Show creator Ryan Murphy says he is taking the gutsy move of writing out some of the students played by older actors, thus risking the wrath of Gleeks everywhere. “Every year we’re going to populate a new group,” Murphy told Australia’s Herald Sun newspaper. “There’s nothing more depressing than a high schooler with a bald spot.” This could mean that elder New Directions Mark Salling and Cory Monteith, both 28, might be heading towards the axe. Or “graduating,” as Murphy prefers to call it.
“I think you have to be true to the fact that here is a group of people who come and go in these teachers’ lives – they graduate and they’re gone,” he continued. “When some of them finish their run at high school it will be very teary episodes… for me it will be particularly tough but a new crop will come in.” This move goes against the cardinal rule of messing with a hit sitcom’s formula, but it could be a cool idea. At least it would avoid 90210 effect, where the “teens” are as old as their fictional parents. Maybe Glee will go on to be a self-perpetuated SNL-type series that just goes on evolving with the times and the talent. A musical institution on prime-time network TV? We can see it. What do you think?
Angelina Pivarnick has a lot to be bitter about. She got booted from her sweet gig on Jersey Shore, denied a spinoff of her own,Ã‚Â and her attempts at rapping will be used as joke fodder on blogs for years to come.Ã‚Â Why does the world seem so against her? It’s because we don’t understand her, you guys! That’s why she got the word “Misunderstood” tattooed onto her wrist. We’re guessing “Y’all Don’t Know Me!” didn’t fit?
The television star(?) feels like she is “the victim of a bad edit,” which made her out to be a hateful bi-otch on the MTV series.Ã‚Â ”I knew I wanted to get a tattoo, and my friends said that the word ‘misunderstood’ best described me.” This makes us want to cry. There are a lot of adjectives to choose from, and if our friends ever said that “misunderstood” summed us up, we’d probably have a breakdown. Or get new friends. But she says the label fits. “It’s true,Ã‚Â because I was portrayed as the worst person on Jersey Shore.” Which is actually pretty impressive, considering the competition.
Well, it’s finally official: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are the most stylish couple in Hollywood. As if there was any doubt! The pair earned the title from a poll conducted by In Style Magazine, confirming what Twi-Hards have always known to be true. The magazine editors said that RPatz’s “public-school boy style” and KStew’s “laidback American approach to fashion” created a union made in fashion heaven. They even beat out such power couples as Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, andJohnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis. It’s not hard to see why when you check out the mega-gallery of Robsten Cuteness below!