OK, last night’s Super Bowl featured plenty of the old-school ads: a woman in a bikini advertising the “topless” Fiat, guys doing ridiculous things to get good luck for their team, Bar Refaeli kissing a nerd (god, we still can’t get that sound out of our heads!). But as if to match Beyonce and her all-female band, the commercials seemed to be heavily tilted towards women (and the sensitive men we love), at least compared to most sporting events. (Which, duh, in 2011 and 2012, ladies made up 45 percent of the Super Bowl TV audience, so it’s about damn time!) We already had a hint that this was happening last week, when we got sneak peeks at the Seth Rogen/Paul Rudd-led Samsung ad and the “Space Babies” Kia commercial. Here are more of our favorites:
1. Calvin Klein “Concept”
This one wins the prize for most gratuitous use of a topless model, male or female. But we’d be lying if we said we didn’t rewind it at least once. Read more…
On today’s live Very VH1, Kate Spencer and Buzzfeed writer Lauren Yapalater discuss the players, the commercials, the blackout and the Beyonce world takeover from last night’s Super Bowl game. Join us at 2PM EST! Check out the video below to watch the show and click on the comment icon in the upper right hand corner to participate in the chat.
A lot of celebrities had double duty on Saturday night as there were a number of Super Bowl parties happening in New Orleans, most notably the GQ Super Bowl Party with Lil Wayne performing and the DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl, where Justin Timberlake brought Jay-Z onstage. The celebs at the earlier party were pretty casual, but they cleaned up quite nicely for the evening to-do. Except Josh Hutcherson and Chace Crawford, who showed up in denim and a baseball cap and a lot of facial scruff, respectively. They should have taken style cues from Ryan Kwanten and Matt Bomer who both nailed it in sharp suits.
Of course, our eyes were trained on one very gorgeous Ian Somerhalder who turned out in a simple black shirt and jeans. Simple … but perfect, as always. The two ladies in attendance also did quite nicely. Kate Upton slicked on some red lipstick, twisted her hair up in a messy updo and slid into some skinny black pants, a leather bomber jacket and a pair of dark cherry-pointed pumps. Can’t really go wrong with that, right? Hayden Panettiere also took on a three-piece combination but topped hers with a white blazer and beautifully ironed shiny hair. The piece de resistance was her neon orange pumps. It takes a lot to upstage Kate, but we think Hayden managed it. Have a look at our gallery below to see full-length pictures of everyone in attendance.
Here’s what we think we know about what Justin Timberlake said on Saturday, when he performed at DirecTV’s Super Bowl-eve bash in New Orleans: Reports from attendees, such as a HollywoodLife reporter, say that he told the crowd: “Sometimes in life, you think you found the one. But then one day you find out that she is just some bitch!” And then he launched into “Cry Me a River,” the song he’s admitted was about his breakup with Britney Spears.
So he’s calling Britney “some bitch,” right? But on Sunday evening, he tweeted:
OK, so that means he wasn’t talking about her “personally,” just generally, before singing one of his most personal songs, that he wrote maybe possibly after finding out that Britney maybe possibly cheated on him with dancer Wade Robson. He ws speaking generally about all those other major breakups he’s had (Cameron Diaz?). We get it. #Respect. Just keep on singing, JT. And don’t try to enter politics, please.
Because we love this hint of bitterness, though, we put this question to you: Read more…
Hey Bowlers (that’s Football speak for people who watch the Super Bowl)! Best Week Ever here with a killer recipe guaranteed to make everyone at your party be like “Hey, what’s in this, did you poison this?” and you can say “No man/woman! It’s a dip infused with chips so you can get chips on your chip when you dip your chip! This is the OFFICIAL Best Week Ever DIP! It’s so official we even gave it a hilarious name: “You Gotta Be Chippin’ Me!” Get it? Do you get it?
“You Gotta Be Chippin’ Me!”: The Best Dip Ever
1 pkg. (8-oz.) cream cheese, softened
2 cups sour cream (we could make this grosser by using ranch dip)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped green onion
1/4 cup chopped cooked bacon or bacon bits
2 large bags of ridged chips (one for dip, one for dipping)
Preheat oven to 400 degres.
Puree chips in a food processor until chopped up, set half aside.
Combine your ingredients plus one half of the chopped chips, and spread mixture in a 1-quart baking dish.
Cover with aluminum foil, and bake for 25 minutes.
Take out, cool in the fridge
Add other half of chopped ruffles onto top for a crispy layer
As pop stars go, Beyonce isn’t a wild experimenter in the hair department: She likes her hair long and pretty and somewhere between a natural brown and a honey blond — nothing shaved, spiked or dyed pink. But as we looked back at photos from her early Destiny’s Child years through today, we did notice quite a bit of subtle variety in her style. We also noticed that whether she’s going for curls or cornrows, flowing waves or sleek updos, Bey’s hair always looks good. (The same couldn’t always be said about her fashion, but that’s another post.) Which is your favorite? And which do you think she’ll rock on Sunday, when she performs at the Super Bowl Halftime Show? Browse through these 50 photos and tell us what you think.
Obviously you don’t have to be a woman to enjoy Paul Rudd‘s piercing blue eyes or a tiny giraffe in a spaceship. But considering that there is a large contingent of people who don’t care one way or the other if the San Francisco Fifty Minus Oners or the Baltimore Black Birds win the Big Plate this Sunday (and many of them are female), we like that some Super Bowl commercials are giving us what we want (besides snacks), which would be our celebrity boyfriends and baby astronaut killer whales. We’re only assuming Samsung was thinking of us when they hired Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd for their Super Bowl spot. Do they both have insane hair? Yes. Do we care? Only in as much as they both more adorable this way.
People who know about sports — and all of the news articles — tell us that it’s a big deal to see brothers Jim and John Harbaugh face off against each other in Sunday’s Super Bowl as head coaches of the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, respectively. That got us thinking about all the other bros who channeled their sibling rivalry into world-famous careers. (Strange, most siblings I know, myself and my sis included, almost deliberately chose radically different paths in life.) Of course, we’ve had the Baldwins, the Weinsteins, the Coens, the Hansons and the Jonases for a while. But who are the most influential brothers in entertainment right now?
Well, there are still the Wayans brothers, who haven’t made a movie together for a couple of years but whose influence is now being felt in the form of their nephews, via Happy Endings and Second Generation Wayans. James Franco has been sharing his knack for balancing mainstream flicks with weird indie projects with li’l bro Dave (who can be seen in this weekend’s Warm Bodies). Then there are the Hemsworths, whose adorable Australian mugs and breathtaking bodies have landed them the hottest movie franchises around. Donnie Wahlberg is dividing his time between the small screen (Blue Bloods) and the stage (with the NKOTB summer tour), while his younger brother Mark does double duty as a movie star and a hugely successful TV and movie producer (especially now that Entourage is heading to theaters). But for our money, the biggest bro team around at the moment is Ben and Casey Affleck. Sure, that’s mostly due to Ben’s amazing, award-winning run as the director and star of Oscar favorite Argo, but all that buzz is helping Casey’s career too. Casey’s turn in the outlaw flick Ain’t Them Bodies Saints just got plenty of good buzz at Sundance last week, and we bet you didn’t know he’s got a movie in the running at the Oscars too: He voiced the character of Mitch in last year’s Paranorman.
Who’s your favorite set of bros in the biz? Browse through our gallery and then tweet us your thoughts!
Just last week, the new Mercedes Super Bowl ad was all about Kate Upton washing the swankin’ new car in slow motion. Of course, there was talk of it being pulled off the air because it was too sexy for audiences. Has that talk achieved its purpose? Because the extended cut of the advertisement — see it above — has been released and there’s a lot less Kate in it, and she’s also a lot more clothed! At the same time, we love this ad and you will too, even with Kate being in it for five seconds. Set to the soundtrack of Sympathy For The Devil by The Rolling Stones, the story’s about your regular, everyday Joe being tempted in the form of the always awesome Willem Dafoe, portraying Lucifer. Lucifer offers him everything — money, beautiful women (that’s where a Marilyn Monroe-esque Kate is featured,) fame (he parties and dances with Usher) and the fast life. Will average Joe take up the offer? That remains to be seen. Watch the video!