If you prefer your singing sensations dowdy, oldish, and initially severely mocked by several hundred people, don’t watch this video of 10 year old Jackie Evancho performing Puccini’s “O Mio Babbino Caro” on last night’s episode of America’s Got Talent. (Jump to 1:45 for the singing).
Chillax, Piers Morgan. It makes me uncomfortable when you give praise. Essentially all of these judges make me super uncomfortable, Nick Cannon as well, but a gushing Piers Morgan is just against nature.
Whelp, great job, Jackie. In addition to having a
weirdly impressively adult voice, you really hit all of the Cute Little Girl check points:
Blonde, perfectly curled pony tail
A garden with ducks (my personal favorite detail)
She asserts that “the best things come in small packages.” I’ll allow this annoying cliche because of the aforementioned duck detail.
Adorable tears of happiness after her performance, followed by an audience “awwww”
LOVES Disney World, and presumably Harry Potter.
Watch out, Charlotte Church 15 years ago!!
Via The Daily What
When Barack Obama appeared on The View this month and the topic of Jersey Shore came up, the president claimed “I gotta admit, I don’t know who Snooki is,” yielding laughs and applause from the crowd. Today, Snooki issued her (anticipated?) response:
“I know he knows who I am,” she tells E! News. “Why did he have to lie and say he didn’t know me? He did say Snooki and JWoww about the tanning stuff and now he doesn’t know who I am? He has to stop lying.”
In May, at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner in D.C., President Obama joked about a tanning tax, saying “the following individuals shall be excluded from the indoor tanning tax within this bill: Snooki, JWOWW, The Situation and House minority leader John Boehner.”
OHHHHHH SNAPP! Obama’s totally busted!
One of these three things must be true:
Let’s start out with the best quote from Zac Efron’s new interview in the September issue of Details: “‘Oh…my…God,’ Efron says with a gasp. ‘It’s like the best…orgasm…ever! And I just keep coming!” Unfortunately Zac was only describing running water over his poison oak rash. How disappointing.
Luckily for us, the essay is more than just six pages of getting us worked up over nothing; it also paints an interesting portrait of a Disney star on the verge of becoming a legitimate actor. As Zac enters his “Not A Boy, Not Yet Our Boyfriend” stage of life, he has to some how negotiate how to go from dribbling synchronized basketballs in a choreographed musical number to…well, literally anything else. But how does one get a career that is more Johnny Depp than Joey Lawrence (Just kidding. Watch The Manny this fall on ABC Family!) And what about Kirk Cameron? WHAT ABOUT KIRK CAMERON?
While we’re all pretty sure Zac was created at the Harvard Lab for Perfect Boyfriend Research, its going to take something of an image make-over to ensure he won’t end up crammed in a studio apartment with Freddie Prinze Jr. and Scott Wolf (Party of Five? Ring any bells?). 17 Again and Charlie St. Cloud director Burr Steers describes having to wring the Mickey Mouse out of his star, explaining ”It’s something you go through with a lot of these young Disney actors. Teaching them that when they’re acting, they don’t need to worry so much about being polite.” Some have even suggested that Efron’s recent romp with a cadre of strippers was a deliberate move to distance himself from his baby-faced roots. Hopefully his latest movie, Charlie St. Cloud, will help him do the same. Maybe “Zac Efron” didn’t immediately scream “crazy loner who can see the ghost of his little brother” before, but it sure does now! Efron also passed on a role in the upcoming Footloose remake, thus showing wisdom beyond his years.
So who should Efrom take his career cues from? He doesn’t really have the comedic chops of former teen stars Will Smith or Jason Bateman, at least that we’ve seen. And whatever he does, he shouldn’t try to out Pattinson Robert Pattinson. It just can’t be done. Have you seen that kid brood? Forget it. Our advice for the next wave of the Zac attack? Follow Tom Cruise’s career path….up to a point. Maybe Zac isn’t the funniest guy in the room, but he works like a machine, and has enough charisma and self-confidence keep our eyes vacuum-sealed to the screen every time. So go ahead, branch out into roles where you play the twitchy weirdo, maybe even go to Cruise’s for a motorcycle ride or two. Just whatever you do, steer clear of Scientology. Do you hear us? Don’t even go there.
Eat, Pray, Love represents a melding of two of our favorite things – movies and eating. But if it disappoints us the way Julie and Julia did (Amy Adams, we still haven’t forgive you or that ugly wig!) we might have to give up on the inspiring food film genre. The New York premiere for Eat, Pray, Love was host to not only the biggest stars from the film – yum yum, Javier Bardem, and also that Julia Roberts chick – and also plenty of celebs from the food world. Our girl Gail Simmons, who we love from Top Chef, was on hand, as were several chefs from the Food Network. Don’t get us started on why semi-half-assed Sandra Lee was there though, we still haven’t figured her out. We’re guessing she cooked James Franco and ate him while guzzling a signature cocktail though, since he’s suspiciously absent.
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Jason Schwartzman and Michael Cera happened to be together in Atlanta the other day (promoting a film) and dropped in on the local news to do the weather.
hahahahahahaha-waaaait a second. I’ve seen this type of thing before:
Two things: 1) SORRY for the above headline, but it was just too easy. And 2) Now we know why Alanis Morissette‘s boobs looked so insane at the Prince Of Persia premiere, as seen in this photo. The singer is reportedly head over feet (sorry again!) that she and her husband, rapper Souleye, are expecting their first child together. In a feature in Us Magazine, Morrisette outed her pregnancy in a list of “25 Things You May Not Know About Me”. Some other facts that we find just as interesting in that list include her being the owner of three turtles and that she has a debilitating fear of moths, which is actually far more intriguing than expecting a child. Why does she find moths so scary? Can she bear to watch Silence of the Lambs? Probably not. Alas, we’re off-topic. Congratulations, you crazy kids!
The Weekly Diff is our pop culture spin on the traditional “spot the difference” game. Check back every Wednesday for a new picture.
As boyfriend and fellow Disney product Zac Efron looked on from the first row, Vanessa Hudgens shed what was left of her HSM innocence as she portrayed Mimi in Neil Patrick Harris‘ production of Rent at the Hollywood Bowl. Can you spot 10 differences in this pic of Ms. Hudgens? [Photo: Splash News Online]
I am upset. Make that very upset. Why? No, not because I almost Sylvia Plathed myself this morning by not noticing that my stove was on (I’m OK!), but because this is Audrina Patridge’s new boyfriend:
Wait, WHAT. Audrina Patridge pulls that? His name is Corey (Corey!) Bohan and he’s an Australian professional BMX-er. Of course he is. He’s so cool he wears cut offs instead of a bathing suit.
Reports The Daily Mail:
Audrina, 24, recently reunited with Corey after dating briefly in 2008. He appeared in a few episodes of The Hills but the relationship didn’t last long as Audrina was still entangled with on-off boyfriend Justin Bobby.
They reportedly rekindled the flame back in June, but kept their romance under wraps. Audrina was officially still dating rocker Ryan Cabrera on the show, which had it’s series finale in the U.S. on July 13.
I wasn’t a close watcher of The Hills, so maybe some of you already knew who he is. I certainly know who Justin Bobby is, and I was impressed-to-quite-impressed that AP could pull that but I figured a) It’s a scripted show and b) he’s a hair dresser. Cabrera was more the caliber of man I saw for Audrina. Listen, I’m sure she’s a great person who deserves every happiness and hot professional X-gaming, be-tatted, perfect bodied/faced Australian in life, relax. My only hope is that he’s an idiot.
Now, I know it sounds like I’m a jealous b, but that’s only because I’m a jealous b (to paraphrase Mean Girls).
More pictures of the two of them over at The Daily Mail.
For some strange reason, Paris Hilton deems it fit to introduce some more stank, erm, fragrance to the unsuspecting public. She’s already got like, a gazillion scents out there with groundbreaking names like Paris, Heiress, Siren, Fairy Dust and Just Me. Somebody needs to tell Paris what Fairy Dust also means. It’s that white stuff that got her pal Lindsay Lohan into a whole lotta trouble. And after Paris’ pot shenanigans, she needs to walk a careful line (line…heehee).
Back to the point. Paris and her boobs dressed up as Marilyn Monroe to promote her latest scent, Tease. Because she wanted to hit you on the head with throwing in as much tease as possible. Paris is a tease. Marilyn is a tease. Perfume is a tease. You can’t run, you can’t hide.
What we want to know is A. does anybody care and B. does anybody even buy this stuff?
The first round of voting is now closed. Vote for the Ultimate Bikini Awards winner in our final poll!
Nothing says summer like sexy swimwear, and no one does swimwear like the fine women (and men) of Hollywood. Sure, some of them may be the Most Loathsome People on Earth (Heidi Montag and Kelly Bensimon are tied for that title), but slap a string bikini on ‘em and they become the sweetest of eye candy. In honor of the summer months coming to a close, we’ve gathered the finest bikini bodies seen on beaches this season and pitted them against each other.
Vote as many times as you’d like in each of our 10 categories listed below until Tue., Aug. 24, and then come back Wed., Aug. 25 as we pit the winners of each category against one another. The final Queen (or King) of the Summer will be crowned on Tue., Aug 31. Don’t forget your sunscreen – these bikini pics are gonna be hot.
- A-LISTERS: Jennifer Aniston, Megan Fox, Rihanna…
- D-LISTERS: Paris Hilton, Holly Madison, Annalyne McCord…
- CRAZIES: Heidi Montag, Kelly Bensimon, Phoebe Price…
- BRITS: Agyness Deyn, Kelly Brook, Sienna Miller…
- MODELS: Naomi Campbell, Heidi Klum, Brooklyn Decker…
- CURVY LADIES: Amber Rose,Coco, Kim Kardashian…
- MANKINIS: The Situation, Jeremy Piven, Matthew McConaughey…
- DISNEY DIVAS: Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez,Demi Lovato…
- MILFs: Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, Halle Berry, Naomi Watts…
- REALITY JUNKIES: Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port, J-WOWW…