We’ve been hearing for a while that Britney Spears was a contender to fill one of the X Factor judges’ seats vacated by Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, but now The Hollywood Reporter says a contract could be signed as early as next week. The deal is being negotiated by her fiance/agent Jason Trawick, the site says. She’s undergoing extensive media training for the gig, per THR, but we hope not too much, since it would certainly be more entertaining to see an uncensored Brit-Brit on live TV every week than a well-trained one. “There’s going to be a lot of twists and turns over the next few weeks and a lot of things we’re going to announce,” Cowell said in a recent conference call with reporters. One other change the show will undergo when it returns this summer is that two hosts will replace Steve Jones to create a “different kind of chemistry” on the show.
Mock her poetic fashion musings and pantsless motorcycle riding all you want, but Scout Willis is cleverer than you ever suspected. IvyGateBlog.com uncovered the 20-year-old as the author of the Twitter account @BougPunk, which chronicled the life of your typical wild Ivy Leaguer — risque but not that shocking for those of us who, you know, went to college?
“Casually took MDMA at this little bar downtown and got fingered by the hot dude who delivered our munches because I was with too many gays,” read one tweet. And another: Read more…
Maybe we’re beating a dead horse here. But we prefer to think of it as being really devoted journalists when we keep asking everyone involved in Bridesmaids about the possibility of a sequel. At the Oscars, director Paul Feig skirted the question, saying, “Ask Kristen!” Kristen Wiig told the Hollywood Reporter that she and co-writer “aren’t planning a sequel. We are writing something else.” Universal seemed to be toying with the idea of milking that cash cow with or without her. The movie’s breakout star, Melissa McCarthy, said she thinks that’s a terrible idea. But Wendi McLendon-Covey gave us a little more hope, saying it’s all a matter of time — and someone coming up with an idea that’s even better than the first.
So how about the movie’s unassuming heartthrob, Chris O’Dowd? He seems on the fence. “I don’t know, it’s tough,” he told VH1 News on the red carpet of Epix’s Secret Policeman’s Ball last weekend. Read more…
We got our first glimpse of The Lone Ranger this morning, tweeted by none other than megaproducer Jerry Bruckheimer himself, who knows how to get people excited. And just this little tease of Johnny Depp’s outlandish Tonto costume is indeed enough to get us revved up. “What’s coming will show you why this isn’t going to be your grandfather’s Lone Ranger and Tonto…,” Bruck teased before posting the pic. The movie just finished its first week of filming, after all sorts of delays, so we’re trying to keep expectations low for a while. We do like how Depp manages to keep such a serious look on his face while wearing an entire dead bird on his head.
Naturally, any photo of Johnny in an extravagant costume brings to mind all the other kooky characters he’s brought to life. And makes us wonder, where will Tonto — and for that matter, his other upcoming character, Dark Shadows vampire Barnabas — fit in with the likes of the Mad Hatter, Willy Wonka and Edward Scissorhands? Peruse our list of 12 (we tried to bring it down to 10 but just couldn’t) of his weirdest alter egos, and then vote for your favorite!
Now this is more like it, Rihanna. She tweeted the above photo, featuring her return to black hair and a blond African rattle-looking thing, with the caption “Where have you been all my life?” So we assume the rattle is a prop for her “Where Have You Been” video, which she’s been shooting with famed choreographer HiHat for the past two days. This is why we love Rihanna’s social-networking habits. And a vast improvement over her left turn into nasty, vaguely racist swipes last week, when she Instagram’d a photo of a bag of rice cakes wearing sunglasses and hoop earrings with the caption “Ima make u my bitch.” And we’re all assuming it’s a swipe at Chris Brown’s current girlfriend Karrueche Tran, who is half Vietnamese. And Tran, according to the New York Daily News, hit back on her Facebook page (which she’s since closed and moved to a different name), “I’m Angeline (sic), you’re Jen. C’mon you see where Brad is at.”
Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot of relationship rumors we hope aren’t true. First there was Rihanna and Chris Brown. Then Demi and Ashton. Today’s: Radar has a story that Lindsay Lohan is throwing herself at Terry Richardson. Oh, ladies. Why do you have such bad taste in men?
The Lindsay story kinda sounds like it could have been written by Richardson himself. “They had a major night of passion after they worked on this photo shoot together and now she’s going all out to get her claws into him. But Terry is just not interested in pursuing a relationship with Lindsay and totally regrets hooking up with her. Lindsay has been texting and phoning him nonstop and he’s actually kind of freaked out by how strong she’s been coming on to him; it’s all pretty unseemly.” Yuck.
And also Lindsay sounded so believable last week, when she told Matt Lauer why she is absolutely not into being in a relationship right now. Still, he did take some pretty hot pics of LiLo recently.
How about you try some nice guys/girls for a change? And if you need someone wild but sweet and understanding of your addiction issues, Russell Brand is single again!
When English trapeze artist-turned-singer Neon Hitch stopped by VH1 today to premiere her new “Love U Betta” video on Big Morning Buzz Live, we were soooo happy she’d agreed to pose for Style Seen. This is a girl who seems just as comfortable in green feathers as the rest of us are in sweats. Of course, we were also excited to watch her interview on the show, in which the bubbly pop star discussed her early life on the road in a trailer (or, as she calls it, a caravan), which was the subject of a fascinating BBC doc; what it was like to live with Amy Winehouse for two years, and how she and Ke$ha wrote “Blah Blah Blah” on her bed, drinking whiskey. But yeah, back to those feathers:
Seriously, world, if as much effort would be put into improving renewable energy technology or feeding children in Africa as has been used to prove that the nude pics that leaked on Monday are actually of Olivia Munn, well … the world would be a very different place. (Wait, maybe Olivia Munn is a source of renewable energy? Try that one out, Science!) But the world is what it is, and the result is a number of fascinatingly detailed NSFW cases put forth on Egotastic, Gawker and WWTDD. While Munn herself denied that her phone was hacked, tweeting that if it were, people would find pics of fat babies and cats, her devoted (obsessed) fans are convinced otherwise. The Attack the Show host now just seems to want to change the subject, suggesting that we talk about the moon landing instead.
A quick recap of the evidence presented to us:
1) The pics look like Olivia, duh.
2) In one photo, she’s wearing the same bikini as she did in a 2010 Maxim shoot.
3) In another, headless shot, she’s wearing the same ring she’s been pictured with. Read more…
As avid fans of Suzanne Collins‘ work, we’ve been holding our breath about whatever changes have inevitably made to adapt The Hunger Games for the big screen. Of course, the changes are necessary, but will they be the right changes? The new clip out on Yahoo!, featuring Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Cinna’s (Lenny Kravitz) first meeting, is a promising indication of how the adaptation works.
In the book, Katniss gradually explains to readers the history of the games, how the opening ceremonies work, with the tributes representing the “flavor” of their district, and how humiliating District 12’s coal miner costumes normally are. We’re inside her head as she braces herself for more of the same, “It’s always dreadful and does nothing to win favor with the crowd. I prepare myself for the worst.”
Thankfully, screenwriter Simon Beaufoy and director Gary Ross chose not to use a whole bunch of Katniss voiceover in this movie. Read more…
Not to be outdone by Snooki or ex-husband Nick Lachey, Jessica Simpson posed nude, Demi Moore-style, for the new issue of Elle. (In an alternate cover, she also wears a gorgeous red Narcisso Rodriguez dress, pictured below the jump.) We feel like she’s been pregnant forever (and imagine how she feels!), and are surprised to find that giant bump contains only one little girl. Well, we suppose that goes with the territory of having a kid with a former football player like Eric Johnson.
In the fashion mag, Simpson says she hopes her little one has her sense of style. “Ah swear, ah will croak if she asks me for a pair of Nikes instead of Christian Louboutins! Eric is so athletic. We’re gonna have this ath-a-letic girl and I won’t even be able to take her shopping.” (That’s the Elle editors mimicking her Dallas accent, btw.)