Teenage drama is common fodder for TV serials, but somehow when Skins showed up on Britain’s E4 in 2007, it was as if they’d recreated the genre. Nothing was off limits; sex, drugs, eating disorders, depression, illness, death, more drugs and a weird Cat Stevens sing-along were all explored with raw, painful realness on the show, complete with relatively unknown actors who were actually the age of the characters they played. And they did so in painfully cool, hipster-ish, thrift store outfits! Really, what’s not to love?
Sure, the outfits celebs wear on the Oscars red carpet are enviable, but what we’re more into are the threads they wear onscreen. VH1 News polled some of the season’s biggest stars and asked them about the movie wardrobe they’d most like to steal. Adorably, Best Actress nominee, 9-year-old Quevenzhane Wallis, named a cartoon as her film fashion icon.
UPDATE (2/24/13 at 11:48 p.m.): Good news! Jennifer Lawrence did NOT lose, after all; she took home the Academy Award for Best Actress tonight for her awesome performing in Silver Linings Playbook. She did, however, trip on her way up the steps to accept the award. Yet another reason —our Sixth, in fact!— to love and root for our girl, J-LAW!
Jennifer Lawrence may be slowly slipping into second place behind Emmanuelle Riva in the Best Actress Oscar race, but she remains solidly on-top in our books for reasons that go far beyond her amazing work on-screen. Despite all the hoopla surrounding her, from the indie accolades to the blockbuster bank, she is decidedly unfazed by it all. She doesn’t pal around with other celebs in her down time and she has yet to succumb to the unrelenting and unrealistic pressure of the Hollywood Actresses Must B Skin n’ Bones machine. She likes her mom. She is…normal. And that, more than anything, is the most extraordinary thing about her.
With the Academy Awards on the horizon, we here at VH1 are picking our own film favorites from this year’s long list of beloved flicks. But we say screw the traditional nominations! (Yes, we actually said this.) What we really want to know from stars on the red carpet is this: Which 2012 movie reduced you to a weeping pile of tears, tissues and snot?
Alas! Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is over, but its looks will guide our closets bravely into fall. True, there are some trends we will happily live without. (Seriously designers, what is with the fur? We are not living in the Game of Thrones nor do we have any desire to drape ourselves in dead animals.) But there are many others that we can’t wait to rock. Read more…
Bradley Cooper is enormously tall, handsome and confident, with an Oscar nomination under his belt and the man hair version of Kim Kardashian’s butt (that is to say: ridiculously, comically huge). It seems he might just be super-human! And yet – all we needed to see were these photos of him dancing with actress Alice Eve at a BAFTAs after-party to knock him back down to regular guy status, like a werewolf when the moon disappears.
In the pics, which you can see in the gallery below, Bradley looks like every other dude-brah who’s ever danced too hard to “Hey Ya” at a wedding with a bridesmaid he just met – sweaty and flushed while attempting to flirt awkwardly. Is it possible this new vision of BCoops makes him even more charming?
Emma Roberts has been cast as Lena, the lead role in Delirium, Lauren Oliver‘s YA book franchise currently being adapted for TV by Fox. The trilogy (the third book, Requiem comes out next month) details 18-year-old Lena’s coming of age experiences in a dystopian world where love is considered a sickness, and the only cure is brain surgery and a partner assigned by the government.
Hi friends! Kate Spencer here, host of VH1′s daily pop culture web-chat show sensation Very VH1. Each day on the show we feature a segment called TabLOLoids, where I poke fun at the most ridiculous, disturbing and absurd tabloid stories of the week. Of course there’s always one story that stands out above the rest, and we’ll be highlighting each week’s pick here on VH1 Celebrity with a clip from our show. Today’s fine piece of investigative journalism comes to us courtesy of Star Magazine and their exclusive story titled ‘Justin’s [Bieber] Drug & Sex Romp Behind Selena’s Back!’
I don’t want to give too much away, but let me tease you with this: Star lays out some very intimate, gag-worthy details of Bieber’s sex-capades while high on weed, McDonald’s and sizzurp (which TMZ claims he uses often). Also, he pulls a move straight out of Pretty Woman. Yep, it’s pretty much perfect. Watch my review and enjoy all the dirty details in the clips below.
Quevenzhane Wallis is the youngest Oscar nominee ever in the Best Actress category, and the distinction is well earned. The actress’s performance in Beasts of the Southern Wild is raw and moving and will make you cry all the tears, until your tears cry tears. She’s also incredibly charming in interviews in a grounded, child-like way. She has yet to be turned into some child-star robot, and we have a hard time imagining her ever ending up as such.
One thing that’s stumped the adult reporters currently following her every move is how to pronounce her name. She schooled the press at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon on the proper way to say ‘Quevenzhane’ this week, and you can watch the video above to learn it too. But if it’s still too hard for you (and really, it shouldn’t be) she said people can just call her “Q.” Might we suggest “Q-dorable” as another option?
Anne Hathaway‘s Oscar campaign has been the topic of much scrutiny over the past couple of months. She’s adorable and genuine! She’s cloying! She’s trying too hard! We’re being too hard on her for trying to hard! Ah the circle of life, Awards Season style. Regardless of your feelings about Hathaway’s schtick, it was out in full force at the Oscars Nominee Luncheon earlier this week. Anne charmed the press room with tales of hunt for an Oscar night-worthy gown, her Super Bowl eating habits, and being BFF with the director of every awesome movie ever made, ever.*
“I don’t know how to say this without sounding obnoxious,” said the actress, giggling. “But I’ve been hanging out with Steven Spielberg lately.”
Oh Anne – we’re eye-rolling and loving you all at once.
(*Except you, War Horse. You were kind of a snooze.)