American Hustle and Out of the Furnace star Christian Bale doesn’t exactly have the reputation for being warm and fuzzy. Maybe it’s because he so convincingly played Patrick Bateman in American Psycho, maybe it’s because he famously went off on a crew member on Terminator: Salvation, or maybe it’s just because he doesn’t want the public to know what a really nice guy he is! Is Christian Bale secretly the nicest guy in Hollywood?
We don’t watch reality shows for the sweet characters. The do-gooders, the faithful wives, the lifelong friends who don’t leap across tables to rip each other’s throats out. No, it’s all about the villains! Now, it’s a reality show standard to have a wild card (or two) on each show. Hair-pulling, backstabbing, boyfriend-stealing, tacky tantrums, blatant bullying…this is what the genre is made of!
And the best villains know that the shows depend on them. If they really channel their inner lunatic, these characters can land endorsement deals, book contracts, or, like Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes (a reformed villain), they can even score a role on a legit scripted show — hello, Glee.
In 2013, the reality genre experienced a villain boom. Dance Mom’s Abby Lee Miller was like a witch out of a Grimm’s fairy tale, cackling as she tortured the hell out of her dance school students. Love & Hip Hop’s Peter Gunz seemed cool enough, but then we discovered his schizophrenic love life — five babymamas, a secret wife and a girlfriend! Here, we salute the craziest reality cast members of the year.
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Anna Kendrick saved Christmas in Washington DC last night, when she sang at the TNT celebration while wearing a super sexy champagne-colored velvet gown. We bet that even President Obama couldn’t help but notice!
Just days after former love rival Kim Kardashian unveiled her sexy post-baby bikini mag cover, Amber Rose is firing back with some super hot Instagrams of her own! The lovely model (and Mrs. Wiz Khalifa) has been putting in some overtime at the gym, and she’s excited to show off the results of all her hard work.
While you were sleeping, Beyoncé unleashed a cascade of sexiness in the form of a 14 song, 17 video “visual album.” Her self-titled fifth LP–released in full with zero promotion–follows husband Jay Z‘s 2013 mantra #newrules and has had us–and Parks and Recreation‘s Retta!–bugging ever since it landed on iTunes early Friday.
On Friday Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce from Lamar Odom and already she’s reportedly dating a new man. She’s been spotted hanging out with LA Dodgers player Matt Kemp. The two have gone to the gym together, hung out in the VIP section at Drake’s concert and even took in a Jay Z show (with Odom in attendance).
The New York Jingle Ball took place over the weekend and it was all about Miley Cyrus doing Miley. For her headline performance, the singer twerked on a Christmas tree, was introduced by Lindsay Lohan and straddled the line between naughty and nice.
Lupita Nyong’o is getting all of the hype this awards season for her star-making role in 12 Years A Slave. But could the insanely talented actress (and recent Yale School of Drama grad) be the next Jennifer Lawrence? Is Anthony Mackie going to be the next Denzel Washington? Or Oscar Isaac the next Christian Bale?
Buckle up, Hollywood fans, because there’s going to be a new A-list in town soon, and while they’re all original, they have one thing in common: a U.S. drama school degree…