I am hurt that even though I was the first to make the connection last week that the hiring of Kelly Marcel to write the Fifty Shades of Grey screenplay means good things for my long-held hope for her pal Tom Hardy to be cast as Christian Grey, I have not yet received a job offer to be the movie’s casting director. Well, thanks to the Tumblr Exploring Tom Hardy, tattoo artist Danny Inked Norris and the Facebook page of the Richmond Tattoo Studio in Richmond Upon Thames, England, I feel one step closer to proving my point.
Remember during the Oscars this year, when people were searching on “Jennifer Lopez’s nipple” almost as much as they were looking for Angelina Jolie’s leg? (You are forgiven if you forgot, February was a long time ago.) Back then, we determined that it was just wishful thinking and shadows that some saw. But now, their patience and eagle eyes have been rewarded at last: As you can see above, JLo suffered a wardrobe malfunction onstage as she performed in Bologna, Italy.
According to E! Online, Lopez didn’t act the least bit embarrassed. She simply adjusted her skintight bodysuit (with the help of her backup dancers) and went on with the show. Also, it’s worth noting that all of Europe did not explode upon glimpsing said nipple — we’re pretty sure they just shrugged and laughed to themselves about what a big deal we’ll all make of it here in the U.S.
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We interrupt our moderately informative blogging to bring you this update on Amber Rose and her 21-week-old baby bump: Yes, they both continue to be two of the cutest things on the planet. The model’s 29th birthday is coming up this weekend, but her friends and mother surprised her with a party on Sunday, and documented it all for our viewing pleasure.
“Awww @priscillaono surprised me with all my besties for a early BDay Party! Thx I love all u guys soooo much,” Wiz Khalifa’s fiancee tweeted. “My Bday isn’t until oct 21st but I won’t be back in la until after my BDay so my friends celebrated 2nite with me! How Cute :-)”
And now we want to accessorize our own baby bumps with Amber’s polka-dot retro dress, Converse sneaks and Rosie the Riveter kerchief. We’re not sure we could quite pull off giant hoop earrings the way Amber and her mom (!) do. Maternity lines must be pounding on Amber’s door to get her to model for them, right?
Two things the doubters doubted: That Peeta Mellark would make it to his 20th birthday, and that Josh Hutcherson would make a convincing Peeta Mellark. Well, I guess I won’t spoil Peeta’s fate for the five of you out there who haven’t read the entire Hunger Games trilogy, but we’re so pleased that the latter came true this year. We imagine the adorable star is probably celebrating his 20th birthday today while surrounded by evil monkeys and electrocuting lakes while filming Catching Fire, so it’s up to us to fete him in a more, well, comfortable manner. We’re looking back at his 20 hottest looks — from casual awards-show looks, to fierce gun-toting on Red Dawn, to dapper red carpet suits. Take a look and tell us you don’t wish he’d come over and decorate a cake for you sometime.
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We’ve all been there: You bring your new boyfriend/girlfriend home, and the first thing Mom does is whip out the baby book. Before you know it, a picture of yourself on the “potty” or in the bathtub stark naked is staring back at you. Well now Throwback Thursday has taken the power to humiliate out of Mom’s hands and given it back to us! Thanks to the magic of social media, we’re now able to pick and choose what baby pictures everyone will see, and many celebs have been jumping on the kid pic bandwagon.
The Kardashians clearly have the monopoly on this trend, posting bucket loads of old adorable photos to their twitter feeds. But other celebrities have also been getting in on the fun and sharing some pretty cute pics of themselves as little ones. Rihanna dug out some excellent vintage pix when she was visited her grandmother’s house in Brooklyn recently, and Snooki tweeted a pic of her “crazy ass” as a kid earlier this week.
These classic shots are a sight to behold. You would never guess that some of these super-stars went through an awkward stage, but some of them sure did! Although others have clearly been fabulous since the day they were born. So in honor of this Thursday ritual we’ve dug up some pretty adorable (and some kind-of embarrassing) childhood pictures of some of our favorite celebs. Enjoy!
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Admittedly, my biggest question while watching the premiere of Arrow last night was: Why do they keep making Stephen Amell wear shirts? But we assume that mystery will never be fully resolved, so instead, we turn to the kinds of questions that the CW’s newest superhero series might actually answer. Or maybe, those of you who aren’t stereotypical girly girls like myself and have actually read the Green Arrow comics already know the answers and can fill us in — assuming the show sticks to the source material. Here goes:
1. Will we ever be free of the show’s terrible voiceover? Seriously, it only reiterates the things we can already gather just by watching the show, and it’s SO AWKWARD. Crossing fingers that was just a pilot thing.
2. Did Oliver’s dad know they were going to wreck on this island? It sure seemed like they had that emergency raft ready pretty quickly — especially given how fast the water sucked up Sarah. And if they were expecting it, why didn’t they pack more water?
Oooh, we are so eager to see how Rayna James is going to put that little upstart Juliette Barnes in her place — eventually. That we are so eager to take sides after seeing just one episode of Nashville is mostly due to the talents of Connie Britton (with a little help from Hayden Panettiere’s unparalleled bitchface). This is going to be one good fight. Though it’s certainly not the toughest battle the 45-year-old actress has fought onscreen. What we would give to see her face down an entire town of small-minded football fans for the sake of the kids on Friday Night Lights one last time. Or to see her actually survive the torments of her haunted house on American Horror Story.
Actually, some of us missed Connie’s other amazing roles, pre-Tami Taylor, and we are now kind of motivated to catch up on them. She’s had recurring roles on Ellen, Spin City, The West Wing and 24. And she first honed her suffering wife act in Ed Burns‘ breakout movie, The Brothers McMullen, back in 1995. One day, we hope, the world will stop putting terrible obstacles in the way of the women she plays, but until then, we’ll be rooting for her!
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It’s hard to believe, for us olds anyway, that it’s been 15 whole years since we were first introduced to Mark Wahlberg’s (disappointingly prosthetic) Dirk Diggler in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights. Although, when you think about Wahlberg producing Oscar-nominated movies like The Fighter and Anderson directing serious fare like The Master, it does seem a long time ago that they were making this darkly comic look at the ’70s porn industry. If only Roller Girl Heather Graham had learned how to evolve her career in the same way.
As started to look back at the 1997 flick this week, we realized it’s part of a continued Hollywood tradition of taking advantage of the public’s lust for X-rated stories … that they can pretend to be watching for more, intellectual reasons. From movies about strippers — Flashdance, Striptease, Showgirls, Magic Mike — to “behind-the-porn” flicks like Boogie Nights, Inside Deep Throat and the upcoming biopic Lovelace, these flicks give their sexxxy subjects sad back stories, economic hardships and unfulfilled dreams. And doesn’t that make you feel better about going to the theater to watch really, really attractive people get naked?
By the way, people, there actually is nothing wrong with watching real porn and/or live exotic dancing, as long as you’re of age. Just so you know.
[Photos: New Line Cinema, Millenium Films, Columbia Pictures, 20th Century Fox]
We all wish we were the Jessa of our friend group, but somehow must learn to deal with the fact that we will always be the Shoshanna. And while Shoshanna might accidentally smoke crack and take off into the night like a started, jeggings-clad fawn, she almost certainly would never pose topless while pregnant. Or talk about her coke-filled past. At least not as readily as Girls‘ Jemima Kirke does. “I do remember that, and that you seemed somewhat impressionable at the time. So I thought, ‘I could probably get this girl to do drugs with me,’” Jemima recalls about the one special night she spent with Vice interviewer Annette Lamothe-Ramos in a bar bathroom as a teen. About her formerly wild life, the married mother of one admits,”I think that way of life stopped working for me really quickly. Some people know how to balance things, at least enough to be able to continue messing around, but I didn’t. I was very all-or-nothing about it, and you burn out really quickly if you keep going that way. It really f—ed me.” Wow, Lena Dunham must just write down everything Jemima says directly into a Final Draft file, right? Right.
The mark of a great competition movie is if you go into the theater either despising or not at all caring about the sport/art/craft in question and you leave promising yourself to buy tickets to the next real-life event in your area. That happened to me with Best in Show 12 years ago — I have been to at least five dog shows since then — and now I’m seriously looking into the next collegiate a cappella showdown after seeing Pitch Perfect. Will I feel the same way about Butter? We’ll see. Anyway, on the occasion of not one but two movies featuring weird but bizarrely obsessive niche contests opening this weekend, we thought we’d look back at some other faves of the genre. Some are high quality films — like Drumline, The Hunger Games and Glengarry Glen Ross. Others are pure camp — Bring It On, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Strictly Ballroom. And a few are great if you fast forward to the preparation montages and the contests/battles themselves — Breakin’, Stomp the Yard, Step Up 2 the Streets. What’s your favorite? Check out the gallery and weigh in!
[Photos: Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Lionsgate]