We have no idea which is cuter: Jackson Rathbone’s new baby boy, or Jackson Rathbone describing his new baby boy. Check out the video above and you’ll see what we mean. It’s a tossup! VH1′s Kate Spencer caught up with the Twilight actor on the VMA red carpet last night, and asked him about life as a dad since the birth of his son Monroe Jackson Rathbone VI in early July. And it sounds pretty darn adorable.
“I’m used to long hours and late nights, but it’s much more rewarding raising a little baby,” says the 27-year old. “He’s the most wonderful thing. He’s so beautiful, he’s got the greatest smile, little dimples.” Not only is he super precious, but he’s also a sleeper. “We’re blessed because he sleeps through the night,” he added. Sounds like the ideal baby situation to us!
The VMAs ended last night with Taylor Swift performing “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” her latest stinging anthem to relationships gone horribly horribly wrong. It’s not news to say that T-Swizzle has gotten some pretty decent mileage (and record sales) from her heartbreak with high profile dudes like John Mayer, Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner and god knows how many more. It’s gotta be pretty freaky for a guy to get called out in the form of a hit pop track…but then again, it might be kind of cool. Right? Like being part of an irritatingly catchy piece of history. VH1′s very own Kate Spencer was on the VMA red carpet and asked celebs to weigh in on whether or not they’d like to be the subject of a Taylor Swift breakup song!
Drag Race star RuPaul wasn’t too enthused at the idea, saying he’d rather be in “a Taylor Swift make-up song,” and fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff also wasn’t feeling it. “Too stressful. Seems really stressful. I like that song, but I don’t know if I’d want it to be about me.” Dan Reynolds from Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons seemed downright terrified at the thought! “I think that that’s every man’s biggest nightmare. Especially now,” he said. “She puts people on blast. She seems like a sweet girl but then she goes hard.”
Olympic gymnast/ace vaulter/Internet meme McKayla Maroney has taken her adorable “McKayla Is Not Impressed” face on the press tour. Last night, the Fierce Five delivered Stephen Colbert a pen in a way only they could (on their hands, with flips and split leaps)…McKayla was left less than impressed.
Then the pint-sized fivesome took their charm to The Late Show, where (while sitting on the world’s saggiest couch) they demonstrated what their Mememate had taught them in the art of looking less than enthused.
And if you need to waste an hour or three today, peruse the continuously updated McKayla Is Not Impressed Tumblr (brainchild of VH1′s own Gavin Alaoen!) Our own submission below, from last week’s Dougie lesson on the Today Show:
Sure, we enjoyed the Olympics, but this Tour de Smirks is proving to be even more entertaining.
Full Colbert Report and Tonight Show clips below.
In any election year, there are moments when it’s difficult to tell the difference between real political coverage and, say, The Onion or The Daily Show. That’s precisely why director Jay Roach felt Will Ferrell’s and Zach Galifianakis’ candidates in The Campaign had to be unmistakably over the top — to make sure you can tell them apart from the comedians asking for our votes this November. But when VH1 interviewed the stars of the movie, which opens today, about their own political experiences, it turns out this movie wasn’t all about acting for them. Ferrell, for example, might be living out his failed attempt at local government.
“I was part of a committee in my neighborhood to close down all our streets and to make our own kind of encampment and take down all our doors and live as a commune,” he told us, quite seriously. “That was kind of like a local government thing.”
But alas, his campaign didn’t work. “No, no one wanted to listen to me.”
By contrast, Dylan McDermott, who plays Galifianakis’ character’s assassin-like campaign manager, once made use of his celebrity status to make a guest appearance at the Democratic National Convention, when Al Gore was nominated as the presidential candidate in 2000. That may have turned out to be the pinnacle of his political career, however.
There are a lot of reasons to laugh at Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis‘ movie The Campaign, but only one real reason to jump up and down in your seat: Uggie the dog makes a cameo! For real, we were sure that we’d seen the last of The Artist’s scene-stealer during awards season, when his trainers announced the 10-year-old canine was retiring from showbiz. But it turns out, Campaign director Jay Roach booked him just under the wire.
“Uggie retired the day after we shot,” Roach told VH1. “I don’t know what that says about our set. Maybe it’s a source of so much stress that Uggie couldn’t take … or maybe it was what had to happen to Uggie [in the movie].”
We won’t spoil what happens to the beloved terrier in the movie, but once you see it, you’ll know why Roach told us, apologetically, “Neither Uggie nor any infants were harmed on our set. It was all visual effects.” Maybe it’s just that Uggie didn’t quite get Ferrell and Galifianakis’ particular brand of teasing comedy.
Is it really Salome’s blood that makes everyone hallucinate Lilith? What’s going to happen to Emma? Why does everyone keep trusting Bill with important things? Are we finally done with that distracting Ifrit story line? Last night’s episode of True Blood left us with a whole lot of questions, including this one: Will Hoyt survive being drugged and fed to the hate-group pigs? When Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica) stopped by Big Morning Buzz Live this morning, we hoped she would give us a tiny clue. Maybe Jessica will heal him with her blood and fall in love with him again, now that he’s saved her life and she got all that wild-child stuff out of her system?
“We don’t know what Hoyt’s fate is as of last night,” she teased. (Wait, Deborah, we don’t know, but YOU do.) But pressed to speculate about her character’s future with her ex (played by Jim Parrack), she said, “I think it was pretty clear the other night: I think she has a lot of care for him but the love is gone. I really love that the writers allowed that to happen.”
“Hate to break it to you, friend, but your balloon is getting ready to pop, and that balloon is full of your own butt toots,” Zach Galifianakis’ Marty Huggins tells Will Ferrell’s Rep. Cam Brady before their first debate in The Campaign.
“You’re such a little turd that when you sit in sand, cats try to bury you,” Ferrell shoots back.
After our my personal experience with the Galifianakis-Ferrell show, I realized it’s very difficult to tell which of those insults came from a written script and which must have sprung straight from their mouths. And I wondered how, if at all, a director could control the hilarious fighting spirit of these two stars.
As Courtney Stodden informed her Twitter followers on Monday, and her mom confirmed to Celebuzz today, everyone’s favorite teen bride is off shooting some kind of reality show at this very moment. “FYI Stoddenista’s: Will be m.i.a for about 3 weeks – packing up & heading out to shoot a reality show!” Courtney wrote.
Our first response to this news? We did a little Cat Daddy of our own in the office. (Sorry, no cameras were present.) Our second: that nauseating feeling you get when you fear that some TV exec will destroy the artistry of a natural-born talent. There are so many ways you could go with this, and all we know so far is that it’s not taking place in the Marina Del Ray home she shares with actor hubby Doug Hutchison. In the past, we’ve seen a lot of Courtney on camera, mostly via her YouTube channel, so let’s examine her past work and speculate about this magical show.
1. Newlyweds/T.I. and Tiny/Khloe and Lamar
Judging by our own interview with Courtney (above), her life with 51-year-old Doug is filled with cute moments in which they find out about their similarities and differences. Reality-TV is filled with hits and misses of this “Odd Couple” vein. Sometimes it’s more compelling than a sitcom. Sometimes it’s reaaally boring if not carefully scripted. Maybe that’s why it’s not in their home?
2. Courtney’s Surreal Life Read more…
The above is a mere excerpt of my interview with Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell over the weekend. To promote their antagonistic chemistry in The Campaign, the two have been making the rounds with all sorts of awkward appearances and more awkward interviews, and I found myself at the receiving end of one of these. And I learned that while it’s easy enough to laugh at them when you’re on this side of the computer or movie screen, when you’re 6 feet away, what comes out is more nervous tittering than raucous guffaws. Well, I hope you guys can laugh at my expense, anyway.
Let me assure you, I had all sorts of actually interesting questions for them about Anchorman 2 and working with director Jay Roach and making fun of Mitt Romney. But from the moment Zach interrupted my simple warm-up question about why they work well together by pouring an entire tin of “sugar-free black currants” into his mouth, I was thrown off my game.
“They were like miniature sanitary cakes for a tiny toilet,” Ferrell declared of the candies after spitting one out. And yet Galifianakis kept them in his mouth for the next four minutes.
Finally, an answer of sorts came: “We both love soft rock, yacht rock,” Ferrell said.
We’ve already declared Step Up Revolution the guilty pleasure movie of the summer, and now we can show you one of the reasons behind our pick: The ultra-hot chemistry between the film’s stars, Ryan Guzman and Kathryn McCormick. According to the film’s director, Scott Speer, whom we spoke with last week at the film’s press junket in L.A.: “They fell for each other, which is always a huge help.” Added producer Adam Shankman, “Both are really talented and both are really, really nice, and I hadn’t seen that since we cast Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan [in the first Step Up film]. And we know what happened there — they’re married.”