In all the months we’ve been doing weekly Hotness polls, we’ve never had the (embarrassing) honor of actually talking to one of its subjects while voting was under way. Until now. Scott Speedman stopped by VH1 to promote his role as the anti-Channing Tatum, as Rachel McAdams’ ex-fiance, in The Vow. That movie’s love triangle, he said isn’t quite as fair as the one that made him famous: the fight against Noel for Felicity.
“I feel like the Felicity one was more balanced,” he said. “There was more screen time for all in that one. This one [in The Vow] is more skewed one way.”
So, who does he think would win in a real-life love triangle? Read more…
It was difficult for us to tear our eyes away from the wonder that is Lindsay Lohan’s new set of bangs and bizarre hairy wrists at last night’s amFAR Gala. But it was an event to kick off New York Fashion Week, so there was plenty more to see. Heidi Klum attending solo for instance, in a dazzling gold-and-black dress. Miss Universe Leila Lopes shining in red. Kellan Lutz looking like he’s modeling in a prom tuxedo catalog. Jennifer Hudson and Cindy Crawford palling around and both showing off some impressive cleavage. Terry Richardson appearing to keep his hands to himself. VH1 News was on the red carpet, so check out the vid below to get their A-listers inside scoop on Fashion Week!
We stand corrected: Karl Lagerfelddoes care if we think he’s a mean old man. After the general outcry over his statement that Adele is “a little bit fat” in Monday’s Metro, he spoke to the global newspaper again on Wednesday to apologize clarify. “I’d like to say to Adele that I am your biggest admirer. Sometimes when you take a sentence out of the article it changes the meaning of the thought,” he said. Interestingly, he was serving as “global guest editor” of Metro at the time. We guess he didn’t take that role too literally, and you know, actually look at stories before they went to press. Read more…
As we’re pretty sure you know by now, from the ubiquitous for The Vow, Channing Tatum plays a guy whose wife, Rachel McAdams, doesn’t remember him after an accident erases the last five years of her life. She does, however, remember her ex-fiance, played by Scott Speedman. That’s kind of a good metaphor. Five years ago, even though Felicity had been off the air for four years, we were still pining for Ben. Despite his anger-management issues and underachieving ways, all he had to do was grin and say “Hey,” and we were weak in the knees. In 2006, Channing came on the scene, playing a tough guy from the wrong side of the tracks who dreams of being a dancer in Step Up. Is there a more perfect recipe for a heartthrob?
For this week’s Hotness poll, it will be hard to choose between Channing — whose massive shoulders and blindingly beautiful abs have been gracing the screen quite regularly since his big break — and Scott, who was totally ahead of the whole vampire trend when he co-starred in the Underworld movies but hasn’t really hit it big as a romantic lead in all these years. But we think you can manage. Felicity did. And so, we assume, does Rachel’s character. Here’s a gallery to help you decide (or make it harder). Voting ends Friday at 2 p.m. ET.
On Tuesday, Russell Brand filed the final papers for his divorce from Katy Perry, which will be officially done in June, according to TMZ. And the site reports something that’s not too surprising for those of us who like to think Brand really is the nice, if slightly nutty, guy he appears to be in public: He’s not claiming community property rights, which would entitle him to about $20 million, half of Perry’s earnings while they were married.
“This divorce is as amicable as it gets, and Russell was a mensch,” TMZ’s anonymous source says. Read more…
In a segment taped for today’s Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen killed two homophobic birds with one funny speech: She celebrated the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to overturn the gay-marriage banning Prop 8, and at the same time thanked JCPenney for keeping her on as their spokesperson, despite a protest by a group called One Million Moms.
“[N]ormally, I try not to pay attention to my haters, but this time I’d like to talk about it, because my haters are my motivators,” she told the audience, joking that she’s happy about keeping her JCPenney job, because she’ll get great discounts on T-shirts and socks.
DeGeneres went on to poke fun at the One Millions Moms for actually only having 40,000 members on their site. “So they’re rounding up to the nearest million and I get that,” she quipped. And to their statement that the department store is “jumping on the gay bandwagon,” she shot back, “First of all, being gay or pro-gay isn’t a bandwagon. You don’t get a free ride anywhere, there’s no music, and occasionally we’ll sing ‘We Are Family,’ but that’s about it.” Read more…
I would have posted this sooner, but I was too busy watching this video 15 times. Sorry. But if “Lana Del Rey’s Hunger Games” doesn’t explode on the Internet in record time, then we might give up on humanity. Chicago Second City comedian Holly Laurent does a spot-on impression of Lana’s sultry crooning, as the video mimics the vintage home video montage style of “Video Games,” using weird old cartoons and TV footage mixed with Hunger Games trailer clips. But what puts this over the top, for me anyway, is the lyrics. I scared my co-workers laughing out loud at the first verse:
“Hunting in the meadow,
Gale’s just this guy that I know,
He’s got a girl’s name.
This district smells like rat piss.
My name is Katniss,
I play the Hunger Games.”
It’s funny, but also maintains the poignancy of the novel. You want to laugh: “I don’t want Peeta to be dead/ A pita is a pouch of bread/ But that’s his name.” And then you want to cry: “Watching all these tributes fall, teens should be at the mall/ I hope I never have to go back to play the Hunger Games.”
Check out President Snow, and the lyrics below. Read more…
The Amazing Spider-Man trailer premiered online overnight, everyone. And we have lots to say about it. Comic book movies walk a fine line: Not only do they have to appeal to the finicky, very-observant comic book geeks, but if they’re going to get butts in seats, they’ve got to reel in (sorry) the people who think comics are synonymous with Sunday morning “Garfield” strips. Humor, big-name actors and lots of fancy special effects go a long way to grab nongeeks. Also sex appeal. That last Spider-Man series recognized as much when they came up with that hot and heavy upside down kiss between Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. Now, let’s take a look at how Andrew Garfield and real-life girlfriend Emma Stone will live up to — or surpass — their legacy. Here’s a top 10 countdown:
As offensive as Karl Lagerfeld’s much-booed quote in yesterday’s Metro about Adele being “a little too fat” may be, we also find his off-kilter, blunt philosophies totally entertaining. Maybe even refreshing. Does he care what we think of him? Of course. Every inch of his image and persona are so carefully crafted that we listen even more closely for some momentary slip, something that would give us a peek at the real man underneath the shades and leather gloves. And all we seem to see so far in the interviews surrounding his guest-editor stint at Metro is yet another carefully crafted layer: Sometimes it’s mean, sometimes insightful, sometimes really wrong, often like my late grandmother or the Dowager Countess of Grantham. Here, for your edification, are our 10 favorite (and usually offensive) Karl Kuotes:
“I look the part. But I’m not that human, hm?”
“I’m not very much interested in [sex]. But it’s not a question of time, people can make quickies, you know.”
“Lana del Rey is not bad at all. She looks very much like a modern-time singer. In her photos she is beautiful. Is she a construct with all her implants? She’s not alone with implants.”
“People in magazines are 50% bimbo and 50% pregnant women.” Read more…
Blame it on Last of the Mohicans, we’ve always thought of Madeleine Stowe as a strong, resilient woman, who could weather any storm and still look like a lady at the end of the day. Her role as scheming Hamptons housewife Victoria Grayson on Revenge is pretty much confirming that impression. So what’s she like in real life? Well, if her fashion choices for her appearance on Big Morning Buzz Live today is any indication, she’s practical but doesn’t mind a little pain if it means looking good. Scroll down and you’ll see what we mean. Read more…