When we first saw Katy Perry‘stwitpic featuring herself in costume for her cameo on Raising Hope, we felt like we’d seen it before. Somewhere in the deep recesses of our mind, we knew exactly what we were looking at, but we couldn’t quite place it. It was really starting to drive us nuts! And then it hit us: She’s clearly the long lost love-chid of Queen guitar virtuoso Brian May and Reno 911′s Lt. Jim Dangle. Obviously! How did we not think of that before?!
Although she’s done a TV spot before on How I Met Your Mother, this cameo has special significance to the pop princess. It turns out she’s extremely tight with its star, Shannon Woodward. “A couple weeks ago I was home, just toasting up a frozen chicken fillet when [Shannon] called me up and asked if I wanted to do something ‘fun’ for a change and try out a guest role on her TV show,” Katy told the Huffington Post. “I thought, ‘Sure, I have nothing else to do, and I like chillin’ with my best friend.’” Who knows, maybe she’ll add an Emmy to her list of honors. That hair alone deserves an award!
Katharine McPhee took over our TV sets once before during her unforgettable run on American Idol back in 2006. And now she’s at it again, with the staring role in NBC’s Smash! The dramatic new series features McPhee as Karen Cartwright, an up-and-coming performer with some serious star power who gets her first shot at the big time. Sound familiar? It’s the role Katharine was born to play! The show premiered last night to record breaking numbers, and we can’t wait to see what’s to come.
But that’s not the only reason Kat is on everyone’s lips today. Her sizzling photo shoot for the March issue of GQ hit stands today, and it’s adding fuel to the flames. Screw the Giants parade, Katharine McPhee officially owns the day as far as we’re concerned. Take a look at the gallery below for her 20 most “smashingly” hot looks. Enjoy!
I’m gearing up to cover the SAG Awards red carpet this Sunday, and couldn’t help but oogle over a couple of the nominees. Hunky, handsome with a little bit of grey in their hair, both Kyle Chandler and George Clooney are masters at playing sensitive, sexy dads on their respective screens. Chandler is nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Coach Eric Taylor on Friday Night Lights, aka everyone’s favorite show to tweet about. The Cloonster (Can I call you that, George?) is up for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role for his work in the ukelele-heavy tearjerker The Descendants.
My dream of being sandwiched in Cloonster-Coach Taylor group hug may become a reality this Sunday night (Secreting it now), but only one of these fine, fictional fathers can be this week’s Hotness. Check out our gallery to help you make your decision, and then vote in our poll. We’ll be keeping it open until Sunday night, so you can check them out in all their tuxedoed glory and then cast your vote (And vote again. And again. And again). The SAG Awards air on TBS and TNT at 8PM EST – we’ll be watching, blogging and tweeting the show live. Hang with us, won’t ya?
Hello from the Golden Globes press room! Jessica Lange was just onstage answering questions after winning the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Supporting Role for her work on American Horror Story. She’s incredible on the show, and her scenes with Evan Peters and Taissa Farmiga are particularly chilling. As huge fans of AHS and its stars, we were curious about what it’s like for the two-time Oscar winner to work with the show’s young talent.
“I think they’re both incredibly emotional actors,” she told us. “Especially with Evan — he has a rawness to him that I find very exciting in actors, where you can’t anticipate what they’re going to do. And the emotions are right there, and to me that’s the most exciting kind of acting.” She added with a smile, “I enjoy working with both of them immensely.”
When asked about a second season of the hit show, Jessica coyly answered, “Nothing is definite.” We’ll take that as a yes and keep our fingers crossed!
Gillyyyyyy! While there’s no definitive word as to whether Kristen Wiig will stick around for another season of Saturday Night Live,Lorne Michaels‘s remarks last night at the second season premiere of Fred Armisen‘s Portlandia certainly left room for a question mark. You know, like the question mark you might put after the word “WHYYYYYYYYYY?”
When asked if the Bridesmaidsstar would return after this year, Lorne admits, “I really don’t know. We haven’t really talked about it. We still have 14 shows to do this season.” As for what the show will do without her, Michaels says, “I don’t know. I don’t know. I certainly don’t want her to leave.” Neither do we! Not so soon after she gave us flirting coach Rebecca LaRue! She has so much left to teach us!
Last night’s American Horror Story was full of what we’ve come to expect from the show: a butt shot or two, lots of blood, creepy babies and everybody dying. (Everyone that is, except Constance. How is that crazy b*tch still alive?!) We’re not even sure if we like the show or not. It’s kind of like egg nog — so delicious that it’s kind of gross but we can’t.stop.drinking.it. And while AHS is beyond wacky and sends us into eye roll spasms at times, the acting is what keeps us coming back: Connie Britton, Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Dylan McDermott, Mena Suvari, Kate Mara, Burn-face Dude (the amazing Denis O’Hare), and the two Moiras (Frances Conroy and Alexandra Breckenridge) all rock the sh*t out of some of the weirdest characters ever created. But our two favorites out of this amazing crop of talent are Evan Peters and Taissa Farmiga, who play troubled ghost-human (and then ghost-ghost) teen lovers Tate and Violet.
After scrolling through 91 pages of photos (yes, really) of Lea Michele we can safely say this: Lea Michele for ALL the red carpet posing awards. This woman is a master, a professional, an icon of the carpet who has risen through the ranks in less than two years. What took Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie and Beyonce years to craft has taken this starlet months, and dare we say – she may just outshine them all. Lea’s obvious love of the spotlight (she was a Broadway performer before Gleeking out, after all) is enhanced by an adorable bod and amazing outfit picks by her stylist. She’s also trained in the art of contortion and knows how to twist and turn her body in such a way that she looks like a lightening bolt dressed in a Marchesa gown. But what’s most impressive is that Lea has a whole playbook of poses at her disposal! While some actresses can knock out on or two signature moves, Ms. Michele has no less than 22 in her tiny pocket.
It’s been confirmed that Charlie Sheen‘s coming back on to the small screen. FXÂ has picked up his new sitcom Anger Management for 10 episodes to be aired in 2012. If the show does well, the network is going to order 90 more. The show’s loosely bases on the movie with the same name that starred Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler. And get this, Charlie’s going to play a therapist. This we have to watch. News about the show has been circulating for the past couple of months with Sheen stating, tongue firmly in cheek, “I choseÂ Anger ManagementÂ because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it is a great concept.” All that was needed was a network. Now that he’s found one, watch out, Two and a Half Men. Charlie’s coming for you.
Last week theFABlife gave you a list of sitcom kids whose iconic small screen characters didn’t stop them from becoming grown-up Hollywood stars. But that got us thinking: What happened to the kids who didn’t go that A-list route and got sucked into the black hole of former child actors? We recently heard from Family Matters star Jaleel White, who said that he still feels suffocated by Steve Urkel’s high-wasted pants. But that just got us curious about the others. Kimmy Gibbler, Danny Tamberelli, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Larisa Oleynik … where have you been!? We’re so sad that we’ve fallen out of contact with ‘em.
But never fear, folks! Through the magic of the Internet, we’ve managed to track down some of your favorite sitcom kids of the ’80s and ’90s. All you gotta do is click on the gallery below for a tearful reunion with your long-lost television friends. Enjoy! And bring a hanky.
Jon Hamm is practically synonymous with Mad Men. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to picture the hit show without Jon’s chiseled man-jaw filling the role of Don Draper. But amazingly, he very nearly didn’t get the part. Hamm recently went on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast and admitted that the show’s producers were dead set on having fellow ridiculously handsome dude Thomas Jane in the lead. “I started, literally, on the very, very bottom,” he said. “I couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have had less heat on me.” At that point, his biggest roles were bit parts on CSI: Miami, Providence and Ally McBeal, where he played memorable characters like “Gorgeous Guy At The Bar.” We all remember that one, right?
“Nobody knew who I was,” he continued. “The casting directors didn’t know who I was. I wasn’t on anybody’s lists… The funny thing was, I think they went to Thomas Jane for it, and they were told that Thomas Jane does not do television.” Thomas now acts in the HBO show Hung, so either he had a change of heart, or he was just trying to be polite to the Mad Men peeps. Either way, both play suave debonair dudes who have sex with gorgeous women constantly, so potato-potahto.
It’s still so strange to think of a Mad Men without Jon Hamm. Check out the gallery below for more iconic roles that almost went to someone else!