OK, last night’s Super Bowl featured plenty of the old-school ads: a woman in a bikini advertising the “topless” Fiat, guys doing ridiculous things to get good luck for their team, Bar Refaeli kissing a nerd (god, we still can’t get that sound out of our heads!). But as if to match Beyonce and her all-female band, the commercials seemed to be heavily tilted towards women (and the sensitive men we love), at least compared to most sporting events. (Which, duh, in 2011 and 2012, ladies made up 45 percent of the Super Bowl TV audience, so it’s about damn time!) We already had a hint that this was happening last week, when we got sneak peeks at the Seth Rogen/Paul Rudd-led Samsung ad and the “Space Babies” Kia commercial. Here are more of our favorites:
1. Calvin Klein “Concept”
This one wins the prize for most gratuitous use of a topless model, male or female. But we’d be lying if we said we didn’t rewind it at least once. Read more…
On today’s live Very VH1, Kate Spencer and Buzzfeed writer Lauren Yapalater discuss the players, the commercials, the blackout and the Beyonce world takeover from last night’s Super Bowl game. Join us at 2PM EST! Check out the video below to watch the show and click on the comment icon in the upper right hand corner to participate in the chat.
A lot of celebrities had double duty on Saturday night as there were a number of Super Bowl parties happening in New Orleans, most notably the GQ Super Bowl Party with Lil Wayne performing and the DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl, where Justin Timberlake brought Jay-Z onstage. The celebs at the earlier party were pretty casual, but they cleaned up quite nicely for the evening to-do. Except Josh Hutcherson and Chace Crawford, who showed up in denim and a baseball cap and a lot of facial scruff, respectively. They should have taken style cues from Ryan Kwanten and Matt Bomer who both nailed it in sharp suits.
Of course, our eyes were trained on one very gorgeous Ian Somerhalder who turned out in a simple black shirt and jeans. Simple … but perfect, as always. The two ladies in attendance also did quite nicely. Kate Upton slicked on some red lipstick, twisted her hair up in a messy updo and slid into some skinny black pants, a leather bomber jacket and a pair of dark cherry-pointed pumps. Can’t really go wrong with that, right? Hayden Panettiere also took on a three-piece combination but topped hers with a white blazer and beautifully ironed shiny hair. The piece de resistance was her neon orange pumps. It takes a lot to upstage Kate, but we think Hayden managed it. Have a look at our gallery below to see full-length pictures of everyone in attendance.
Here’s what we think we know about what Justin Timberlake said on Saturday, when he performed at DirecTV’s Super Bowl-eve bash in New Orleans: Reports from attendees, such as a HollywoodLife reporter, say that he told the crowd: “Sometimes in life, you think you found the one. But then one day you find out that she is just some bitch!” And then he launched into “Cry Me a River,” the song he’s admitted was about his breakup with Britney Spears.
So he’s calling Britney “some bitch,” right? But on Sunday evening, he tweeted:
OK, so that means he wasn’t talking about her “personally,” just generally, before singing one of his most personal songs, that he wrote maybe possibly after finding out that Britney maybe possibly cheated on him with dancer Wade Robson. He ws speaking generally about all those other major breakups he’s had (Cameron Diaz?). We get it. #Respect. Just keep on singing, JT. And don’t try to enter politics, please.
Because we love this hint of bitterness, though, we put this question to you: Read more…
Before we say anything about the lovely actresses who attended the Directors Guild Of America Awards on Saturday night in Hollywood, we want to proclaim our love for Quvenzhane Wallis, who blows everyone else out of the water. This 9-year-old has so much style and personality that she floors us. Check her out in her custom-made David Meister hot-pink satin frock. And that bulldog bag. Best-dressed, for sure. Almost looking as good as Miss Q was Jennifer Garner, who’s really upping it in the style stakes these days. She looked lovely in a pure white Antonio Berardi Resort 2013 fitted dress, complemented with Cartier jewelry and a silver Ferragamo clutch and pumps of the same color and same brand. Berenice Bejo was slinky in a black and gold sequined, drop-waist Pre-Fall 2013 Louis Vuitton look. Her clutch and sandals were by LV too, and everything was tied together by her blood-red matte lipstick and side-swept curls.
Lena Dunham wore a custom, color-blocked, strapless Thakoon frock that would have been awesome (we love hot pink and orange together) had the fit been better. The back also had a sash which was on its way to becoming this cool obi-like, belt detailing. We wish they had committed to that and gone all the way. Because it all ended up looking a bit sloppy and we would’ve yanked her dress up all night, had we have been around her. Anne Hathaway wore a look we adored: a baroque-patterned Valentino Fall 2012 Couture dress that looked so fresh, yet edgy, yet feminine on her that we’re almost barfing with “Love me, Valentino, Love, me!” How adorable is her hair getting too? Do we wish she had worn something better than the Casedei heels she had on? Sure. But we don’t need to look at her feet because the face and dress make us happy. Have a look at the gallery to see the looks in full and to check out who else was there.
A little T&A never hurt nobody. If you envisioned Super Bowl XLVII preparation for the San Francisco 49ers looking like an actual mock game, think again. Down in New Orleans boobs and booty was all that was on a couple of the guy’s mind last night; and with the pressure of pulling a W on Sunday, can you blame them? Read more…
Hey Bowlers (that’s Football speak for people who watch the Super Bowl)! Best Week Ever here with a killer recipe guaranteed to make everyone at your party be like “Hey, what’s in this, did you poison this?” and you can say “No man/woman! It’s a dip infused with chips so you can get chips on your chip when you dip your chip! This is the OFFICIAL Best Week Ever DIP! It’s so official we even gave it a hilarious name: “You Gotta Be Chippin’ Me!” Get it? Do you get it?
“You Gotta Be Chippin’ Me!”: The Best Dip Ever
1 pkg. (8-oz.) cream cheese, softened
2 cups sour cream (we could make this grosser by using ranch dip)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped green onion
1/4 cup chopped cooked bacon or bacon bits
2 large bags of ridged chips (one for dip, one for dipping)
Preheat oven to 400 degres.
Puree chips in a food processor until chopped up, set half aside.
Combine your ingredients plus one half of the chopped chips, and spread mixture in a 1-quart baking dish.
Cover with aluminum foil, and bake for 25 minutes.
Take out, cool in the fridge
Add other half of chopped ruffles onto top for a crispy layer
As we were fanning ourselves while watching Nicholas Hoult play a weirdly hot zombie in Warm Bodies, we had to come to terms with the fact that this strapping young actor was the adorable young-un who helped Hugh Grant get the girl in About a Boy 10 years ago. Wow, we thought, what a pleasant surprise to see these cute child stars make good … and yummy. But really, we shouldn’t be that surprised. As we started combing back through the boy stars of the early 2000s, we discovered a nice number of them had made this transition quite nicely. From big movie names like Daniel Radcliffe and Bow Wow to TV stars like Shia LaBeouf and Zac Efron, these kids are making good — and are now totally legal and not at all creepy to stare at. Enjoy 15 of them in the gallery below:
When we first heard that the internet was in a tizzy over Bar Refaeli’s new GoDaddy ad, it made us angry. We hadn’t seen the thing yet, but people seemed to object to the fact that she makes out with a (how should we say…) “doofy” looking guy known as Walter. But hey, there is nothing that makes us happier than watching a nerdy dude get some loving from a super model. Trust is, high school wounds are still way too fresh.
So we clicked on the video and prepared to score a silent victory for our inner 14-year-old selves. And then we saw what all the fuss was about. It wasn’t poor Walter that was so offensive, but the 8 seconds (8 seconds!) of graphic up-close-and-personal detail. And the sounds…dear god the sounds. Word of advice: Don’t watch this clip with headphones.
By the time time it was over, the only thing left to do was to check out her new series of print ads for Passionata lingerie. It’s a pretty good palate cleanser. We’ll think about it when we wake up in the middle of the night, trying to drown out the memory of those smacking sounds with our own screams.
Bradley Cooper must be feeling the pressure to perform these days. It’s been months since he handed over his Sexiest Man in the World crown to Channing Tatum, and basically traded it in for an Oscar nomination. But once you have an “-iest” title, it’s really hard to go to just being a nominee (and face it, though WE love his performance in Silver Linings Playbook best of all, he’s up against Daniel Day Lewis). Meanwhile, he’s watching his much younger co-star Jennifer Lawrence grab all sorts of “sexiest” labels while also becoming a favorite to take home her own Oscar. So we think we understand why Bradley is stepping things up a bit in the PR department. And no, he’s not doing more interviews in French or talking about his uneven boobs on late-night shows. He’s getting all serious about his Silver Linings role as being very important for sufferers of mental illness.
On last night’s Hardball, he told Chris Matthews that people with bipolar disorder have told him, “I actually feel like this film sees who I am,” he said. “Because it’s heavily stigmatized. It’s not a very treatable disease. It’s a condition, that’s sort of, if we liken it to cancer, diagnosed at stage four. Well, that’s way too late. So hopefully, a movie like this will help it become, you know, [diagnosed] in the onset.”
Right after making that appearance, Cooper went to speak to 50 military vets after a screening of his film at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in D.C. And then this morning he was scheduled to speak about mental health at the Center for American Progress.