Anderson Cooper needs to learn that when you hire Kathy Griffin, you get what you pay for! In 2009 the edgy funny lady dropped the F-bomb during CNN’s live New Year’s Eve coverage, and last year she stripped down to her underwear on-air while a confused and seriously stressed-out Cooper looked on. Despite the press backlash, the powers that be invited Kathy back for this year’s live celebration in Times Square, and she did not disappoint. The ball wasn’t the only thing that dropped at midnight, as Griffin pretended to give oral sex to her co-host Cooper! Yes, cries of “Happy New Year!” were mixed pretty heavily with shouts of “Wait, WTF?!” at our house.
It started early on in the night when Kathy told Cooper, “I’m going to tickle your sack.” This understandably unnerved Cooper, who probably wouldn’t want his sack tickled by Kathy in the best of occasions, let alone during a live TV broadcast in the middle of a crowded and freezing Times Square. “I don’t know what you’re talking about. I have no sack of gifts here,” he said trying to defuse the situation. “A sack of Christmas presents. I did not bring a sack of Christmas presents.”
Things got much worse around midnight, after the network cut away from a report in Maine, where locals traditionally kiss a sardine sculpture on New Year’s. Without missing a beat, Griffin was seen down around Anderson’s crotch area, prompting him to ask if she dropped something. “No, I was kissing your sardine,” she confirmed. The veteran newscaster pulled the comedienne to her feet as she insisted, “You know you want to.” Anderson answered with an uncharacteristically icy “Believe me, I really don’t.” Watch the whole uncomfortable incident in the video above!
On January 1st we can start a clean slate and draft our ever crucial new year’s resolutions. Whether or not we actually achieve those goals is another matter (we’ve yet to do 2012’s spring cleaning). Nevertheless, it’s always a fun challenge to set them for ourselves…and also for our friends in Hollywood. Just like us, our celebs could use a little goal setting for 2013. Just like your mother says, we do it because we love you. Here’s our resolutions to the stars, and -most importantly- Happy New Year!
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling – We know one of Hollywood’s hottest couples is costarring in The Place Beyond the Pines in 2013 together. However, after watching the two show their comedy chops in the latest Drunk History clips, we cannot wait to see more of these two collaborate. We know the duo has some off screen chemistry, and the silver screen may not even be able to handle the hotness between them. We have a proposition for these two for 2013: more projects together, please!
It’s New Year’s Eve — time to get out the bubbly, steal a midnight kiss, watch the ball drop in Times Square, and hope the pressure doesn’t build too much to have the most epic night ever. Maybe instead you want to leave the partying to the amateurs and spend the night in with one of these great (and terrible) movies about what can be the best or worst night of the year. From all time classics like The Apartment to not so great movies like New Year’s Eve, here are five flicks to get you through to 2013.
When Harry Met Sally – It’s the rom-com that begot all rom-coms of our time, this Rob Reiner classic is filed with so many one liners and memorable moments, I find myself reenacting this scene every time I’m at Katz’s Deli in New York. But seriously, Mindy Kaling isn’t the only one who was fed on Nora Ephron films. Of course, the final New Year’s Eve scene is the climactic moment when Harry furiously runs through the abandoned streets of New York as “It Had to Be You” plays in the background has set the standard for every romantic scene in every movie we’ve seen since then.
The Poseidon Adventure – The classic action film starring a very young Gene Hackman follows the passengers of the SS Poseidon after their ship has been overturned from a massive tsunami. As the clock strikes midnight, guests are drinking, dancing and celebrating the New Year as usual. The next moment, their lives are literally turned upside down, as the guests try to find a way safely out of the capsized ship. Now that’s a way to start the new year!
200 Cigarettes – Even though this film takes place in 1981 in New York City, 200 Cigarettes could not seem more like a ’90s Gen X film. Courtney Love? Check. Janeane Garofalo? Check. Cynicism? Check. Kevin, played by the never-aging Paul Rudd, laments how New Year’s Eve creates “an obligation to enjoy oneself.” We have to admit, this is pretty true. As much as we are excited about 2013, there is always pressure to make the night of the most memorable event as possible. But if Paul Rudd were at our party, we would not be complaining. Read more…
Lea Michele nailed it at the world premiere of New Year’s Eve in L.A. She picked this Valentino gown with Christian Louboutin shoes and Neil Lane jewels and hasn’t made one bad decision from head to toe. While she looked elegant, she couldn’t resist hamming it up with Ashton Kutcher (who really needs a haircut) on the red carpet, as you can see above. Looking a lot more streamlined in his suit was Zac Efron, who doesn’t seem to have a bad angle.
We’ve always loved Michelle Pfeiffer whose 53-year-old body looked amazing in a purple Dolce & Gabbana dress, but we aren’t too sure of the matchy-matchy purple pumps that went with the outfit. Wearing the same designer was Katherine Heigl, and while she looked good in her strapless dress, that hair took the attention away. We’re not sure many people can pull off a bouffant bob. Take note, Katy. Also seen were Hilary Swank in a navy, lacy Elie Saab dress, Fergie who piled on the sparkles in Monique Lhuillier and Sofia Vergara in a corseted black sexpot number. Take a look in our gallery below.
It’s like Punk’d, but with more A-list genitalia! Apparently Ashton Kutcher flashed Lea Michele on the set of New Year’s Eve early this year, which sounds like a real knee-slapper. Says the Glee star, who we still think of as being a teenage so, ew, “He really takes everything so seriously, but then he would also make me laugh so hard and play pranks on me. … One day, I opened up a door and he was supposed to be there fully clothed and he wasn’t. That was awesome.” That’s quite a prank, Ashton! Didn’t you allegedly play a similar prank on Sara Leal a few weeks ago? It sounds like a classic!
Seriously, though, we question the wisdom of any sort of junk-related comedy, what with the rumors swirling around Kutcher’s marriage to Demi Moore. Kutcher even posted a video last week, in which the Two And A Half Men star tried to shut down any discussion concerning his pants area,Ã‚Â claiming, “People can bastardize the truth in any way, shape or form that they want and spread that around the world.”Ã‚Â Sounds like something you should take up with Lea, son. Unless…this one all one giant episode of Punk’d where the victim is the American public? Then well-played, sir. Well-played.
Happy New Year’s, everyone in Hollywood! The New Year’s Eve trailer is out, and celebs are sprinkled throughout like the beer-soaked confetti covering your carpet on January 1st. The cast includes, but is not limited to, Lea Michele, Ashton Kutcher, Zac Efron, Jessica Biel, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sofia Vergara, Abigail Breslin, Seth Meyers, Josh Duhamel, Sienna Miller, Carla Gugino and a partridge in a pear treeeeeee. Oh, and Robert De Niro for a split second at the very,very end.
Maybe we’ve just been burned before, but anyone who’s seen Valentine’s Day, director Gary Marshall’s other rom-com starring five billion A-listers, knows that more celebrities does not mean more enjoyment (unless we’re talking about a charity fundraiser or an orgy). Not that the movie doesn’t have a few high points: an incredibly schlubby Michelle Pfeiffer, a mid-custody-battle Halle Berry, Katherine Heigl and Jon Bon Jovi‘s slap-a-thon and, of course, the Hilary Swank/Ludacris coupling that we are praying is actually the movie’s main focus. If we do end up seeing this movie, it’ll be in the same way we ring in the New Year: drunk, in Times Square and wearing only a diaper and sash.
Michelle Pfeiffer is one of those actresses that we will be eternally jealous of. She is stunning and has been since we first laid eyes on her in Grease 2. We even forgive her for Grease 2 because we like her so much. Which is why we feel a little bad for her that her hair and makeup on the set of the film New Year’s Eve makes her look so… rough. The woman is naturally gorgeous and is being made to look haggard, not to mention the fact that she has to fall into a heap of garbage in the film. That’s no way to treat a lady.
Now, we don’t have high hopes for New Year’s Eve. Chances are, if it’s anything like its predecessor, Valentine’s Day, it will be a waste of a huge pool of talent and a mind-numbing 90 minutes. So we wonder, why bother to pull a Kidman-Theron-DeNiro and alter your appearance like that if there’s no hope for an Oscar?
The role Berry was originally cast in has been taken over by Katherine Heigl, so Berry is joining the cast in another, slightly smaller role as a nurse. (Maybe this means she and Alyssa Milano will play co-workers—because really, how many nurses are required in a romantic comedy based around a party holiday?) The movie is currently being shot in New York.
Alyssa Milano is due for a comeback, don’t you think? Yes, we know, it’s not like she really went anywhere since, after all, she was on Charmed for like 45 years, but we never watched Charmed, so our only exposure to her lately is Proactiv commercials and that company she runs where Alyssa makes sports clothes for women. It’s about time she got back into the mainstream, non-CW Network fray. Lucky for us, 2011 is the year that it’s all happening. Milano has just signed on to appear in the Garry Marshall film New Year’s Eve, the distant cousin to last year’s Valentine’s Day mega-ensemble feature. The giant cast also includes Katherine Heigl, who replaced Halle Berry, plus Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Abigail Breslin, Robert De Niro, Ashton Kutcher, Lea Michele and Sarah Jessica Parker. In the film, Milano will play a nurse tasked with caring for an elderly patient on New Year’s Eve. We bet she learns a lesson about life and love!
Milano will also appear in Hall Pass, the Owen Wilson/Jason Sudeikis movie slated for release later this year, so she’s definitely feeling the casting love these days. We’re psyched to see Samantha Micelli finally getting the audience she deserves.