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)

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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…

Khloe Kardashian Likes Kanye West More Than Brother Rob, Plus-Size Model Against Jennifer Lawrence Praise + More of Today’s First Dibs

by (@TaylorFerber)

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Khloé Kardashian fails to acknowledge her brother Rob, plus-size model Ashley Graham has her own opinion of Hollywood’s “tiny” it girl, Naya Rivera calls Justin Bieber a “douchebag,” and more celebrity news.

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Remember When Kate Moss and Johnny Depp Were the Sexiest ’90s Couple?

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Today is Kate Moss‘ 41st birthday. For more than 20 years, she’s been pretty and thin for a living and has done so superbly. There’s a lot we love about Kate, but her relationship with Johnny Depp is the stuff of legend. Read more…

Here’s Why Ava DuVernay Got Snubbed by the Oscars, and How We Can Change It

by (@t_akino)

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Pissed about Selma director Ava DuVernay‘s Oscar snub for Best Director? How about its leading man David Oyelowo being overlooked for Best Actor? And what about the film’s director of photographer Bradford Young‘s shutout from the Best Cinematography category? I am too, but let’s try to make sense of it all, and figure out how to avoid it in the future. Read more…