Lady Gaga is a busy, busy lady, so you have to forgive us for combining two such different items into one post. Otherwise, there would be days when we’d just have to call ourselves TheGAGAlife. Anyway, serious story first: Mother Monster followed through on the pledge she made to meet with the Obama administration following the tragic death of gay bullying victim Jamey Rodemeyer in September. She didn’t get to talk to the prez himself, but yesterday she met with White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, who wrote about the meeting on the White House blog.
“Today, I had the opportunity to welcome her to the White House, where we discussed ways we could work together to make sure that no child comes under attack, regardless of his or her race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other factor,” Jarrett wrote. She said she was moved by Gaga’s efforts to end bullying with the Born This Way Foundation, and went on to outline how Obama is also addressing the issue. The administration released a report yesterday analyzing current anti-bullying laws and policies with an eye toward what else can be done. Jarrett concluded her post pledging to work with the Born This Way Foundation and “every American who is willing to help make our society more kind, inclusive, and equal.”
The nominees for the 2012 People’s Choice Awards — the bane of all snooty critics — have been announced. And since you can go ahead and see all of the nominees when you go to vote (through December 6) for the show’s winners, to be announced in the January 11 ceremony, we thought we’d concentrate on some important numbers revealed on the list.
9: Nominations for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (including Favorite Movie, four of the five nods for Favorite Actor Under 25 and Favorite Book Adaptation)
0: Nominations for Deathly Hallows, Part 1, which came out last November and missed last year’s cut-off.
7: Nominations for Katy Perry, who, in addition to the expected music categories received nods for Favorite Animated Movie Voice (for Smurfs) and TV guest star (How I Met Your Mother).
7: Nominations for Glee, including two for TV comedy actress (Jane Lynch and Lea Michele), two for comedy actor (Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith), two for guest stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Kristin Chenoweth, and one for network TV comedy. We are holding out hope for a Heather Morris nod one of these days.
6: Nominations for vampires, that’s just from True Blood and The Vampire Diaries.
13: Last year’s nominations for vampires, because Eclipse came out in the summer. Reminding us just how long it’s been since we’ve had a Twilight movie!
3: Nominations for Water for Elephants/Robert Pattinson. The frustrated Twilight vote finds its outlet!
0: Nods for women in the Favorite Movie Icon category.
0: Nods for women in the Favorite Action Star category.
1: Nod for a woman in the Favorite Superhero category: Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique in X-Men: First Class.
1: Nomination for a Kardashian. Kim, for fave celebreality star. Sorry, rest of the family!
Aww, Hotness alum Ian Somerhalder just tweeted a photo of his “new friends,” a pair of crutches, leaning against what must be his chair on the set of The Vampire Diaries. He wrote about tearing his ACL earlier this month, so he must have had surgery. We can only imagine the number of ways in which a man who plays a reluctantly heroic vampire could hurt himself.
» Filming a scene in which Klaus throws Damon into some kind of body of water. While taking his wet shirt off, he must have tripped on something.
» While running to save Elena after she finally realized he is the psycho vampire for her, he heard we were in danger and changed directions too quickly.
» In between takes, he had to climb a tree to rescue a small kitten. The kitten is fine, by the way.
Umm… That’s all we got. Come up with your own explanations in the comments!
[Photo: Ian Somerhalder's Lockerz.com]
So, we’re a little bit obsessed with Halloween here at VH1 headquarters. (One glance at Best Week Ever should prove that much.) And since I finished my costume a week early this year, I have extra time to enjoy how much every other TV network in the country is also obsessed with the holiday. From vampires and witches to fairy tales and murderers, it’s as good a time to stay indoors as it is to go bobbing for apples — that’s what the kids do these days, right?
Monday: Martha Stewart’s Haunted House
8 p.m. Hallmark
Martha doesn’t do anything halfway, but Halloween has always been an excuse for her to go extra craft-crazy. Tonight, she’s teaching you how to create a haunted house and has Justin Long, one of the least-scary actors on the planet, do something to spook small children. My glue gun is ready!
Tuesday: Zombies: A Living History
8 p.m., History Channel
Lots of historical experts scare the sh– out of me with their talk of how the zombie virus could actually come to be, while actors moan and shuffle in the background. Watch the trailer here and you’ll see why I may stay indoors forever.
Wednesday: American Horror Story
10 p.m., FX
As anyone who’s ever watched anything before knows, Halloween is the night when the barrier between the living and the dead is thinnest. That’s got to make living in a haunted house extra fun! What’s even more fun/super creepy? Having Zachary Quinto as your interior decorator.
Oh, Ian Somerhalder, you’ve been through a lot. First there was that plane crash that you survived with a bunch of other crazy people, only to die a horrible death falling from a crashed plane in a tree (R.I.P., Boone!). Then you and your brother fell in love with the same woman, were killed by angry vampire hunters, and then turned into vampires against your will, only to fall in love with the same woman again. No rest for the incredibly good-looking! Let us console you with a little prize: You are this week’s Hotness!!!
With a final tally of 9,502 votes for the Vampire Diaries star to 2,656 for The Secret Circle’s Thomas Dekker, it doesn’t seem like the race was too close. But here’s an interesting bit of trivia for the TDek supporters out there: The Sarah Connor Chronicles alum won in U.S. votes, with 66 percent of the clicks. Votes for Ian, meanwhile, were coming from ALL OVER THE FREAKING WORLD. We’re talking Kazakhstan, El Salvador, Iceland, Korea, South Africa and basically every place you can think of. Russia and Australia were big participants. So, we’re guessing that once the Chance Harbor witches start finding their way to more international waters, Adam and his lovely eyelashes will be breaking more hearts than just Cassie’s.
So, Secret Circle and Vampire Diaries fans, it’s Thursday. The day you look forward to all week. Tonight, we’ll see what’s going on with that demon bug thingy that crawled into Melissa’s ear (ewewewww!), and what Klaus has in store for Stefan after dragging him back to Mystic Falls. But while you wait, might we suggest voting one (or 100) more times for This Week’s Hotness? Ian Somerhalder and Thomas Dekker are counting on your support before polls close at 9 a.m. tomorrow!
The world would be a whole lot more boring without love triangles. “Dawson’s Creek,” Twilight, Original Flavor “90210,” “Felicity,” Pretty in Pink — the important dramas of our time all hinge on the torturous choice between two loves. And now we are forcing you into the same situation as you must choose between “Secret Circle” man-witch Thomas Dekker and “The Vampire Diaries” bad-boy-with-a-heart-of-gold Ian Somerhalder to determine who will be TheFABlife’s inaugural Hotness of the Week.
This is a very important decision, folks. You will have to hunker down and closely examine the galleries of these soulful-eyed CW babes below before casting your vote again and again. You will have to encourage your fellow Delena fanfic writers and/or your neighborhood coven to get in on the action. The winner will be anointed on Friday.
[Photos: The CW]
It takes a lot for this man to look bad. It’s well nigh impossible! And we love him far too much to dis him. So, instead, we’re just going to dis Ian Somerhalder‘s spread in Flaunt magazine. What is UP, people? We love retro, but Mad Men retro! This just hurts our eyes. It’s far too technicolor, the prints are too loud and there’s just too much going on! Especially since we’re using to seeing him as the devastatingly broody Damon Salvatore on the Vampire Diaries which involves a largely monochrome wardrobe. Truth be told, we just prefer him shirtless, but that’s just us.
[Photo via Flaunt Magazine]
You have no idea about how much of a frenzy we were in because of The Vampire Diaries Season 3 premiere last night. We’d also like to think that we were rewarded for our love and enthusiasm because (without giving any spoilers away), hello naked Damon! Naked sudsy Damon. Naked …. we’re stopping now. The buzzkill is that Elena’s in the scene too. But it’s not what you think — this is in case you haven’t watched — they’re not together. He just walked out of a bubble bath butt nekkid and surprised her. Because people are that lucky.
Filming this scene would have been funny in any case. But bring out the practical jokers and it gets even funnier. Ian Somerhalder decided to give Nina Dobrev a little full monty surpriseÃ‚Â while filming.Ã‚Â They’re dating, so it isn’t anything she hasn’t seen yet, but this sounds truly hilarious. “Well, you know, you open up the cover page of season 3, episode 1, and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, like, the first half a page, DamonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s already naked. So IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d spent almost two days on set completely naked, which is kinda awesome, because as if I wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t close enough to our crew members, I feel really close after that.” Ian told EW, prepping them for the joke.
He explained what went down saying, “When Rudy [the first AD] has an idea, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s usually pretty good. It was that I should go to the prop master, another genius part of our show, and have them make some elephant ears.” Do you get where this is going? No? Ã‚Â He then added, “The first thing we see is NinaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s reaction, so what if I was completely naked and we had elephant ears and double-stick tape, and I put them on each of my thighs, and ultimately, she would be staring at a very small, young elephant. The reaction that we got was fÃ¢â‚¬â€ing amazing. I hope and pray that that is what we used in the edit because it was such a natural Ã¢â‚¬ËœOhmygod!Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ reaction.” We’d be cracking up, too. Only, we hope he’s been modest about the “very small” elephant bit.
Gags is in love again, folks! Yes, after the turmoil of her on-again-off-again relationship with long-time partner Luc Carl, Lady Gaga is stepping out with a new Papa Monster; her “You And I” music video co-star Taylor Kinney! If he looks kinda familiar, it might be because he also had a recurring role on Vampire Diaries. Gaga’s hoppin’ on the vampire bandwagon? How mainstream! We would have at least pegged her as a Team Jacob member…
A source tells RadarOnline that the pair met on the set of the music vid back in July, and have been inseparable since.Ã‚Â ”It was just casual at first, but things are getting pretty hot and heavy,” their insider says. Over the weekend, the newly minted couple were seen getting naughty over some shots of Johnny Walker in a posh California beach bar. “I couldn’t tell it was her at first,” says a fellow barfly, “It just looked like some hot couple making out, but then I realized it was Lady Gaga!” Even on her date nights, Miss Gaga took some time to look after her Little Monsters. “She was so sweet too, she even signed some autographs,” the witness continued. Not only that, but the two were spotted the next morning strolling the streets in the same clothes, and looking a little worse for the wear. “Her hair was a little messy.Ã‚Â It definitely seemed like a ‘morning after’ situation,” an observer spilled to Radar. “They are obviously totally into each other!” Did she take a ride on his disco stick? No one knows for certain, but…Congrats, Gaga! Glad to see she bounced back so quickly after Britney Spears turned her down.