We all know Robert Pattinson is self-deprecating to a fault, and we love him for it. But we do kind of wonder if the marketing departments behind his movies inwardly cringe every time he sums up one of his movies. Granted, everything he says makes us want to see his movies all the more, but mostly because we don’t believe his own opinion of himself. Case in point, his interview in today’s Metro U.K., in which he sums up a number of his projects in uniquely RPattz ways — and complains again about being called RPattz:
- On Cosmopolis: “This is one of the first movies that I’m in where I can watch it and not just want to kill myself.”
Sad news to start our Friday: Comedian and actress Yvette Wilson, who played Andell Wilkerson on Moesha and its spin-off The Parkers, lost her battle with cervical cancer last night. Her Moesha co-star Shar Jackson posted the news to Twitter late on Thursday, “I wanna thank all my tweeties for their prayers but god has chosen to take my sister Yvette home.”
A site set up to raise money for her treatment described Wilson’s condition earlier this month, “Yvette has experienced kidney failure, kidney transplants and cervical cancer, among other things. Her cancer has come back after an extended retreat, and doctors are saying it’s very aggressive this time out.” After hearing of Yvette’s passing Nicki Minaj tweeted her frustrations about healthcare directly to President Obama. “I just don’t understand why people have to worry about their “medical bills” while they’re on their DEATH BEDS Mr. President,” Nicki tweeted. “I wouldn’t mind the millions they took if it were going to health care. Why should a poor person struggle to pay for MEDS sir?”
But now we’d like to focus on the happier memories. Here is a clip of Yvette (who also appeared in Friday and House Party 2 and 3) doing a hilarious, not-quite-safe-for-work standup bit on Def Comedy Jam.
Certainly, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, How I Met Your Mother, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and all those great awards-show moments have gone a long way toward making us stop referring to Neil Patrick Harris as “Doogie.” But even though the actor turns 39 today, we can’t help but get a warm, fuzzy feeling in our hearts as we recall him in his too-big white coat and stethoscope, assuring a patient for the 1,000th time that, yes, even though he’s only 16 and looks 12, he is a legit, board-certified physician. And then we picture him writing all about his feelings for Wanda on his funky old computer (proto-blogging!). Seriously, NPH, with his slicked-back curls and his innocent, freckled face, was adorable on Doogie Howser, M.D., which ran from 1989-1993. Also, he gave hope to all the nerds of the world that when we eventually made it to the adult world, our quirks and brains would finally be appreciated.
So today, we’d like to say: Happy Birthday, Neil! We’re glad you grew up to be an awesome actor and dad and LGBT icon, but we hope you’re OK with us missing Doogie once in a while.
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For some of us, the ’90s grunge era was a huge relief: We could finally give in to our hair’s natural tendency to obey gravity and stop curling, blow-drying, teasing and spraying it in a vain attempt to look like one of the strippers in Motley Crue’s “Girls, Girls, Girls.” For others, like the rock stars attending the premiere of Rock of Ages in Hollywood last week, big, crispy hair is one of the things they miss most about the era. If you weren’t alive or conscious in the ’80s and early ’90s, let us just tell you, there’s a reason they called it “hair metal.”
Through their Rock of Ages characters, Julianne Hough and Russell Brand allow us to look back fondly at some of the best and most embarrassing of styles that took the phrase “The higher the hair, the closer to God” to heart. Tom Cruise‘s Stacee Jaxx, meanwhile, recalls the latter years of Bret Michaels’ ‘do, which traded spiked up locks for the comfort of a bandana and cowboy hat, which to this day, he says, “makes it killer!” Here are some of our faves:
“The hair was so cool,” Lita Ford told VH1 News. “I remember one of the guys had this big old hairdo, and I said to him, ‘How the hell do you get your hair to do that?’ Because I was always with the Aquanet, trying to get my hair to stand straight up, and you can’t get it up enough. So he told me he slept upside down.”
Oh, that’s what we were doing wrong all that time!
You know what’s great about informal awards shows like the Teen Choice Awards? They have complete freedom to make up categories as they go along, thus ensuring that the hottest, most fan-favoritest stars of the moment will show up and take home some hardware. And no one will complain, ever. Especially as we look at the “second round” of nominees for the TCAs, which take place July 22. You can go here to see the complete list. But we’ll give you the highlights you care about most:
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 now has 11 nods, including the Choice Movie: Romance, Actor and Actress: Romance (Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, who already have nods for Sci Fi/Fantasy), Liplock, and Scene Stealer: Male (Kellan Lutz) and Female (Nikki Reed).
The Vampire Diaries‘ count is up to eight, with Villain (Joseph Morgan), and Male and Female Scene Stealers (Candice Accola and Michael Trevino).
And, in keeping with the zeitgeist of the year, the TCAs are shaping up to be one long celebration of Channing Tatum. He’s got six nominations to his name. In addition to his previously announced nods for Movie Actor: Drama (for The Vow) and Movie Actor: Comedy (for 21 Jump Street), he’s also now nominated for Movie Actor: Romance (The Vow again), Liplock (The Vow, with Rachel McAdams), Chemistry and Hissy Fit (for 21 Jump Street, with Jonah Hill).
The biggest question now: Will a third round of nominations include a category for Best Male Stripper Movie? Oh, wait. Is that weird when we’re talking about “Teen” choice? Sorry.
[Photos: CW, Summit Entertainment, Warner Bros.]
Coco has proved time and time again that she is the best sport when it comes to the world’s fascination with her assets. We kind of find it amusing that, in a clip from her appearance on Bethenny Frankel’s new talk show, she is surprised to learn that she has the most Googled butt on the planet. She’s modest that way. We also love that her next response is to empower all the other ladies out there. “It’s OK to have a little dimples, girls! I’ve got them.”
After being felt up by the host, Coco defends herself against doubters who think there’s no way that rear is real. “I’m 33 years old — of course, it was smaller when I was in my teenage years,” she says. So everybody looks at pictures and is like, ‘It’s not as big as it is now.’ But I’m 33 and a woman! I gained weight!”
As we gear up for the release of Rock of Ages this week, we’ve been looking back at some of the trends the nostalgic musical so lovingly celebrates, like Malin Akerman’s sexy rocker-chick look and Mary J. Blige’s flashy jumpsuits. More than any one fashion, the movie reminds us of one big trend the late ’80s and early ’90s were famous for: the groupie. Not just the girls who flashed their goods from the audience or hung around by the tour buses, either — there were plenty of high-profile ladies who were eager for a backstage pass. And some of them got a lot more than a private concert in the bargain.
As we gathered this list of our favorite celebrity-rocker pairs, from Cher and Gene Simmons to Tommy Lee and Heather Locklear, one other thing became very evident: All of these couples seemed to share taste in makeup, tight pants, big hair and baggy blazers. It even looks like Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli got their hair cut together. And maybe Rod Stewart and Rachel Hunter could swap blazers, while Axl Rose and Stephanie Seymour traded acid-washed jeans. We’re not sure what exactly Melissa Gilbert and Billy Idol had in common, but, yeah, that happened!
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Everyone in and out of Hollywood has been hate-reading, love-reading, fantasy casting, parodying and talking non-stop about Fifty Shades of Grey for months now, but we’re still pretty surprised about who has turned out to be the biggest fan of them all: best-selling author Bret Easton Ellis. Since last week the American Psycho scribe has been tweeting about how much he wants to adapt the Twilight-fanfic-inspired BDSM trilogy for the big screen. He’s contacted his agent and everything. Nor does this seem to be a fleeting obsession: Last night, when he could have been tweeting about his real decision to cast Lindsay Lohan opposite porn star James Deen in his movie The Canyons, he was armchair casting Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele instead. His ideas weren’t groundbreaking, but now we’re starting to wonder if they’ll really start gaining traction.
“Rereading Fifty Shades of Grey: it’s hard for me to think of Ian Somerhalder as Christian G. because I’ve known him personally for so long,” he wrote of the Vampire Diaries star, who co-starred in the movie based on Ellis’ The Rules of Attraction. But he added later:
We kind of feel like the Volturi right now, we’ve been staring so intently at this photo (which, btw you can only see in full if you like EW.com on Facebook, so go do that now and then come back and talk to us again). After complaining that the first images and then the character posters of Edward, Bella and Jacob were kind of just more of the same thing we’ve seen for years from the Twilight gang, it is such a big deal to get this tiny glimpse of Mackenzie Foy as Renesmee. And even though we can see only half of her face, peeking out from behind her awesome vampire mama, we’re pretty confident she looks exactly like Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s hypothetical offspring. Another thing we love about this photo is how much Kristen looks like a superheroine glaring at us from the cover of a YA novel — her stance, the leather jacket, those hot leggings and lace-up boots, that perfectly tousled hair all say, “I am not the fragile, human Bella you may remember, so don’t touch my baby!”
UPDATE: And here is a much better look at the family:
Of all the ’80s fashion trends making a comeback these days, we shouldn’t really be surprised about the jumpsuits and rompers showing up all over the place. After all, they are pretty comfortable (even though you have to strip down every time you go to the bathroom #girlproblems). But we get the feeling that isn’t why Mary J. Blige was ready to take one of her costumes home from the set of Rock of Ages.
“All the jumpers are hot,” Blige, who plays strip club owner Justice Charlier, told VH1 News. “I think was the one with the braids, the silver jumper, I would wear that. Right now.”
Unfortunately, we have to wait for the movie to see that particular suit, but in the meantime, here are a couple of others, along with a few iconic ones from their ’80s heyday.
Related: Rock Of Ages Fashion Flashback: Malin Akerman’s Got “Legs”