Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Movie Isn’t Terrible, But Is It Too Soon?

by (@chrisrosa92)

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After a string of atrocious biopics — Aaliyah  or Brittany Murphy, anyone? — there’s a lot riding on Whitney, Lifetime’s latest project. Given Whitney Houston‘s status as one of music’s most legendary figures, and the fact that she passed away less than three years ago, the frothy network isn’t exactly treading over light waters. However, it looks like hell officially froze over: Whitney isn’t terrible! But that doesn’t mean it’s great, either.
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These Michelle Obama Moments Prove She’s the Absolute Coolest FLOTUS Ever

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The election of Barack Obama as President of the United States was historical for so many reasons, including giving us a historically cool First Lady of the United States. OK, maybe it wasn’t the most important thing about the 2008 election, but Michelle Obama has been approachable, real, and pop culturally aware in ways other FLOTUSes (and POTUSes for that matter) could only dream. Read more…

Yaya DaCosta on Playing Whitney Houston and Having Temporary “Amnesia” from ‘America’s Next Top Model’

by (@damianbellino)

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On Saturday, Yaya DaCosta will take on the role of one of the greatest voices in modern music, Whitney Houston. The Lifetime biopic, Whitney, directed by Oscar-nominee Angela Bassett follows Houston’s rise to superstar status, as well as her struggles with addiction and a turbulent marriage to Bobby Brown.

VH1 recently caught up with DaCosta about playing a real life person, working with Bassett in the director’s chair, and shedding her America’s Next Top Model past. (This interview contains some spoilers.) Read more…

Would You Do Ecstasy With Gwyneth Paltrow?

by (@t_akino)

Guys, Gwyneth Paltrow is just trying to get on your level. She’s not the out-of-touch celebrity the tabloids have portrayed her as ever since she started GOOP and coined the phrase “conscious uncoupling.” As she’s proving on this hardcore press tour for her latest film Mortedcai, she’s really just a homegirl who bingewatched Sex and the City and admittedly done ecstasy. Read more…

Rachel McAdams’ ‘Notebook’ Audition Video Is the Best Thing Unearthed by the Internet

by (@emilyexton)

This week we learned that Matthew McConaughey‘s Dazed and Confused audition video is almost better than the movie, and definitely better than sex. But in a treasure trove of before-they-were-stars Internet finds, pre-fame Rachel McAdams reading what would become an iconic scene from The Notebook remains the most epic. Read more…

11 Kevin Hart Titles to Stream on Netflix

by (@chrisrosa92)

Kevin Hart

It seems like Kevin Hart is everywhere these days. 2014 saw Hart star in three No. 1 films (Ride Along, About Last Night, Think Like a Man Too) and land a role in the acclaimed Top Five alongside Chris Rock. His latest film, The Wedding Ringer, hits theaters this week, and his upcoming schedule (Get Hard, also starring Will Ferrell) shows no signs of slowing down. Read more…