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Chord Overstreet Is Over Glee

While it seems like most of your Glee favorites are safe from the axe, there’s one singing stud that won’t be roaming the halls of McKinley High for much longer. After much speculation, fan uproar, and back and forth negotiations, it looks like Chord Overstreet has declined a chance at a recurring role as Sam Evans on the hit series. It’s rumored that the 22 year old star is unhappy that newcomer Darren Criss is getting promoted to series regular this fall, while his option was not picked. He would have to wait until the middle of the season for his chance to get the bump. Apparently this wasn’t a firm enough offer and he has decided to walk.

“We wanted him back because we like Chord personally and had some good stories planned for him and with Mercedes [Amber Riley],” series producer and co-creator Brad Falchuk told a crowd at Comic-Con. “He decided he would have opportunities elsewhere that he would like to pursue, and we can’t force him to work. We told him to go with God.” It looks like things are up in the air for his onscreen flame as well. Amber Riley recently told E! Online that she might be leaving the series as well. “I may not be coming back for a fourth season. Who knows? Whatever happens this third season is what happens, and I think everybody’s OK with it…I love my job to pieces, but when it’s time to go, it’s time to go and, hopefully, there are greater things on the horizon.”

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Katy Perry Looks Smurfing Smurf-tastic at The Smurfs Premiere

Well it looks like someone in Hollywood felt the world is ready for The Smurfs in 3D, which had it’s premiere this weekend in Los Angeles. While we’re not quite sure how to feel about this, one thing is clear: Katy Perry looked Smurfin’ Smurftastic as she strutted down the red (er, blue) carpet. The California gurl played cartoon heart-throb Smurfette, the only female Smurf in the Smurf Village and envy of every Smurf in the land. We’re not sure if Katy dyed her hair blonde to get even closer to her cartoon alter ego (which she displayed proudly on her dress), but we’re diggin the new ‘do.

What do you think? Let us know! And while you’re at it, check out more pics of Neil Patrick Harris, Sofia Vergara and more Smurf stars in the gallery below!

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Kristen Stewart Is All Hot ‘n’ Swordy In Snow White Promo

The first promo pix for Snow White and The Huntsman just dropped, and we have to say that they’re kinda the bomb. We knew our fair Kristen Stewart wouldn’t be just another damsel in distress, and here she is taking matters into her own hands with a badass shield and sword combo. That’s the K-Stew we know and love!

Kristen and the rest of the Snow White cast hit up Comic-Con over the weekend to discuss the upcoming flick. On hand were Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen, Aussie hottie Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman, and Sam Claflin who plays Prince Charmant. ”I wasn’t initially jumping at the chance [to play Snow White],” Kristen told the crowd. “but she is one of the most heavy-handedly sincere, seriously doesn’t let her heart cloud her mind characters. Also, I get to have a sword and stuff.” Damn right.

And as the pix suggest, it’s going to be a much darker affair than the Disney classic. Apparently they’re exploring the story of the eighth dwarf, who gets killed as the story progresses. “It’s not a little girl sitting by a well with tweety birds telling her what’s going on,” says director Rupert Sanders. Hi-ho, hi-ho, it’s off to an R-rating we go! What would Walt say?

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Kim Kardashian’s Embarrassing Bachelorette Party

It looks like Kim Karadashian has discovered the truth about bachelor/bachelorette parties: they are horribly embarrassing. Sister/maid of honor Khloe made sure of that. “My bachelorette party was very embarrassing [with] penis straws [and] everything penis-themed,” Khloe told People Magazine. “Kim is very uncomfortable with all that stuff, so I’m going to go all out and embarrass her, because it’s just fun.”

And true to her word, she ensured that male genitalia was seldom out of sight at Kim’s bachelorette bonanza, held this Saturday at Las Vegas’s exclusive Tao Club in the Venetian Hotel. In fact, there was even a cake shaped like a dude sex organ (technical term), which makes the 15 year old in all of us laugh a little. And of course there was the appearance of a little person stripping on a table, which no bachelorette party would be complete without.

“My sisters are doing everything they can to embarrass me,” the bride-to-be told her assembled crowd, including her sisters Khloe and Kourtney, mother Kris Jenner, and friends LaLa Vasquez Anthony and Brittny Gastineau. It seems like one party wasn’t enough for Kimmy, because she soon wheeled over to the nearby Lavo Nightclub and crashed future-hubby Kris Humphries’ bachelor party. Check out the (PG rated) pix in the gallery below!

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Snooki Might Flail Her Way Across DWTS

That video of Snooki drunkenly dancing with a potted plant must have impressed the Dancing With The Stars producers, because now they’re apparently trying to hire her. US Weekly reports that ABC has asked the fun sized Snickers to bust a move when the show returns for its 13th season on September 19th. Did they at least have the courtesy to ask the potted plant, too?

Also being courted to tread the boards are Rob Kardashian and Christine Milian. Will The Snookster fare better than fellow fist pumper Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino, who lasted only four weeks before being eliminated? Or will she take the Bristol Palin route and enrage viewers so much that they shoot their television sets to make the dancing stop? We’re not sure, but considering we’re tempted to shoot our TVs whenever Jersey Shore comes on, we can take a guess…

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Mila Kunis Used A Butt Double In Friends With Benefits

If you were  hoping to get a look at Mila Kunis‘ booty in Friends With No Strings Attached Friends With Benefits, you’re about to be really bummed out (*zing*): the hottie has admitted to using a butt double for the sex scenes with costar Justin Timberlake. We feel so cheated! What are we shelling out $12 a ticket for!? Not for some rando-booty, that’s for sure! Miss Mila made the revelation on Ryan Seacrest’s KISS FM radio show yesterday.“I showed side boob and I figured I can’t just give everything all away at once,” the 27 year old actress explained. “I gotta let it all out in little pieces here and there.”

But at least she got creative control over her bum buddy, hand choosing from many Miss New Booty hopefuls. Apparently it was not a job interview for the faint of heart. “These young ladies came in and they were in a casting room with the director and the casting director and my makeup artists,” she remembered. “These lovely women had to show us their derriere and we chose the one that resembled my body the most without looking like it’s fake.” How this disappointing news affects ticket sales remains to be seen.

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Bieber Wants You To Lay Off Kanye

Kanye West is known just as much for pissing people off as he is for his hot tracks. Between the Taylor Swift debacle and hating on George W. Bush, he is pretty much the mouth that launched a thousand memes. But now ‘Ye has found forgiveness and absolution from the Canadian Messiah himself, Justin Bieber. The teen titan defends the controversial rapper in the latest issue of XXL Magazine. Well ok, “defends” is a bit strong. But he says Kanye “isn’t really an a–hole,” and we’ll take what we can get.

“I got to be in the studio with him and work with him and see how he works and talk to him—and talk to him as a friend, and not like someone [in the] business,” says the Biebs. “He’s not really an a–hole like everyone makes him out to be. I mean, he can do bad things, but he’s really generally a good guy. He can make bad decisions, you know, as well as everyone can. But generally I think he is a good guy.” The two started a Twitter bromance last year with a series of flattering tweets, before recording a remix of  Kanye’s  ”Runaway Love.” No word yet if Yeezy is receiving threats from jealous Belieber tweens who claim Justin as their own. Watch your back, Kanye!

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Kristen Stewart’s Passport Photo Should Probably Hang In A Museum

Kristen Stewart looks hot doing pretty much anything. We’ve accepted this a long time ago. In fact, we’re thinking of writing an illustrated children’s book called ‘Kristen Stewart Is Hot’, featuring our beloved Kstew going around doing random things (think ‘Green Eggs and Ham’). “Kristen Stewart looks hot unloading the dishwasher, Kristen Stewart Looks Hot changing her brake fluid,” etc. And this would be the page for “Kristen Stewart looks hot getting her passport renewed.”

Our heroine is back from visiting her vamp Robert Pattinson on the set of Cosmopolis in Toronto, and she’s re-upping her passport presumably so she could make the trip up north again soon. While we look like the kid from The Ring in our passport photo (*throwback reference!*), we can tell that hers certainly must be a work of art. Don’t believe us? Check the gallery below for more proof! 

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40 Up-And-Coming Brits We Have Our Eye On

Ever since James Bond first crashed onto our shores in some tricked out experimental car/boat/plane hybrid thing, Hollywood has been nuts for hip young British thespians. They’re everywhere! They’re in our vampire movies (make some noise, Twi-Hards), our wizard movies (pour one out for Harry, Ron and Hermoine), our rom-coms (hats off to trailblazer Hugh Grant), and our TV shows about British monarchy (OK, that one makes sense). We simply can’t get enough. It’s been said before, but it’s like their hotness is magnified by that accent.

This Saturday the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is hosting a 42 Brits To Watch gala in Los Angeles. The BAFTA president is HRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (that’s Prince William and Kate Middleton to the rest of us), so these guys aren’t messing around. In honor of the big event, we’ve decided to compile our own list of 40 beautiful Brits that we’ve got our eye on; from upcoming Spider-Man Andrew Garfield, to action hunk Alex Pettyfer and dream queen Juno Temple. And of course we have our franchise favorites from the Twilight and Harry Potter sagas. Check out the gallery below to see the Anglos we’re expecting big things from!

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The Black Eyed Peas Are Taking An Indefinite Break

After having ruined both the Superbowl XLV halftime show and that classic song from Dirty Dancing, The Black Eyed Peas have apparently decided that there’s nowhere left to go and are taking an indefinite break from the music industry. The announcement came yesterday as the band played one of the final gigs of their world tour at England’s Alton Towers.

“This is a very special show for us,” Fergie told the 18,000 assembled fans, “Because it is the last time we’re going to be in England for a long time. We want you to know that we love you and thank you for the support you’ve given from the beginning.” Sadly, she didn’t go on to lead the band in a stirring rendition of “Edelweiss” (anyone? anyone?). “We’re going to be taking a break just like we did after we released Monkey Business in 2005 until we came back in 2009,” she continued from the stage. ”But this isn’t going to be the last time you’ll see us.”

will.i.am took to his twitter to confirm the break, but claimed that it’s not the end of the Peas. “The @Bep will take a break after the beginning…just like we did from monkey business to the e.n.d…but it doesn’t mean we stop creating.” There will certainly be solo projects galore, but anyone who’s ever been broken up with knows that it always starts by “taking a break.”

Oh well, we’ll always have their music. And this classic image.  

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