It’s Hunger Games season! And with posters of Jennifer Lawrence, game-face on, staring you down, pointing her bow and arrow at you in a flourish of flames everywhere you turn, it’s hard not to succumb to the delicate mix of sexiness and feminist bravado the image evokes. It’s true that J-Law looks good doing just about anything — I challenge you to put her in a burlap sack and have her recite the dictionary and it NOT be completely endearing and compelling — but as Katniss Everdeen there’s a real magic in her archery.
Are Pippa Middleton and Prince Harry going to be Prince George‘s godparents? Is Katharine McPhee having a torrid affair with one of Smash‘s directors? How did Tom Hiddleston become the face of Marvel?
Who’s returning to Doctor Who‘s 50th Anniversary Special? Who does Lily Collins want to reconnect with? And what movie is probably going to kill it at the box office this weekend? All this in today’s First Dibs.
Is Jeremy Renner having a baby with his ex-girlfriend? If so, Tom Brady, Hugh Grant, Jude Law and probably 50,000 other celebs completely understand what he’s going through. According to Us Weekly, the Bourne Identity star was overheard at a Golden Globes afterparty telling Eva Longoria about the pregnancy. Allegedly Renner “was saying, ‘I’m going to fly in when her water break,’” to which Eva replied, ‘I’m so blown away,” thus confirming our belief that Eva Longoria does not actually know where babies come from.
The magazine also claimed that Jeremy and his ex “used to date but it wasn’t serious,” which seems to suggest it isn’t Renner’s most recent ex Jess Macallan, from whom he split in 2010 after four years of dating, who is carrying his child. Which is great, because Renner pretty much burned that proverbial bridge when he badmouthed her to The Hollywood Reporter last year. “That was part of the issue,” he explained in April 2012. ““I was going through the Hurt Locker campaign and she’s like, ‘Where do I get headshots?’” Getting your ex pregnant is one thing. Getting your ex who you trash-talked in public pregnant is quite another. Tom, Hugh and Jude do not feel your pain on that one. Actually, Jude Law might, but do you really want to commiserate with that guy?
[Photo: Splash News Online]
After watching Spider-Man: The Animated Series in 1997, we decided Venom and Mary Jane Watson were actually a better couple than Mary Jane and Spider-Man, and we haven’t looked back since. In case you’re new to the Internet, pretty much every TV show, movie or otherwise fictional couple has a huge fan base swooning over their relationship. It might be a well-established couple or the characters might have met once to sign for a UPS package, it doesn’t matter. Someone is obsessed with them declaring their eternal love. This is a phenomenon known as shipping, and it is 75% of the reason anyone even knows about Twilight.
Maybe we just spent too much time on Tumblr over the last twelve months (we really, really did!), but 2012 seemed like a year where shipping was front and center. From New Girl to Sherlock, everywhere we looked shippers were building onto the fictional universes they loved, mostly with smooching. So we decided to pay homage to the most passionately shipped relationships of this year as part of our Best of 2012. Don’t see your favorite couple? We probably just didn’t know about them yet, so inform us in the comments! 2013 is almost upon us and we want to feel that Venom/Mary Jane feeling again!
Hey Jeremy Renner, how’s it going? You look good. Really good, actually. We don’t know how to start this conversation, so we’re just going to come out and say it: there seems to be a witch using a machine gun in your Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters international trailer. There’s also head-butting, a nightmare candy house and, from what we can ascertain, a decapitation using string and the velocity of a flying witch. We just want to make sure that you’re okay now that the trailer has dropped, and to make verify that you know you don’t have to take every action role you get offered anymore. Those days are behind you, Jeremy.
We thought maybe after you’d stolen Mission: Impossible, The Bourne Legacy and The Avengers out from under Tom Cruise, Matt Damon and everyone but Robert Downey Jr. respectively, you felt like you couldn’t turn an action role down? Like if for some reason someone kept giving us free fudge, and part of us felt like we couldn’t not eat all of the fudge for fear that our free fudge supplier would find some other bloggers to give that free fudge too? Then we realized that Hansel And Gretel was filmed back in 2011 before have its release date delayed, and was only now being nudged out in January 2013, probably because you became the world’s number #1 action hero. So maybe no witch-slaughtering sequels, yeah? On the other hand, you do look crazy hot in a steam punk vest, so what do we know? Why wouldn’t a witch use a machine gun, when you think about it?
Hot on the heels of 50 Cent referring to her as “trash” in XXL Magazine, Kim Kardashian can start her week out right by reading about how Jeremy Renner hates her family. As part of an interview with Britain’s The Guardian, Jeremy griped that the Kardashians are “ridiculous people with zero talent who spend their lives making sure everyone knows their name,” as well as “stupid, stupid people.” Tell us how you really feel, Jeremy! Actually…please don’t. If this is what he said off the cuff, his actual opinion about the Kardashians is probably downright devastating.
Of course, the Bourne Legacy star isn’t the first celebrity to rag on Kim’s family. Jon Hamm, Jonah Hill, us: you name him or her, they’ve probably trash-talked the Kardashians at some point or another. Eventually celebs will have to come out and declare their love for the Kardashians, just so we don’t assume they harbor a secret hatred for them. Well, we’ll be the first and declare it now: a part of us deeply, deeply loves Kim’s bizarre family. The other part? Well, let’s just say it has a lot in common with our “Celebs That Actively Dislike the Kardashians” gallery:
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Now that’s a hot ticket! This beats going to the Oscars, or the Emmys, the Grammys and all the rest of that awards show bizznezz. Imagine being part of an exclusive coterie invited to have a private breakfast session with President Barack Obama at the Beverly Hilton to talk about the Young America Effort he spearheads. Just over two dozen hot Hollywood stars got the opportunity to do just that yesterday, and they were suitably floored. Jessica Alba tweeted a picture of the whole group, writing, “Got up bright & early to hear BarackObama speak w an awesome group …” Ian Somehalder was pretty overcome as well, tweeting three messages. One read, “Totally surreal morning. Met up with some friends, had coffee with President Obama now tweeting. The 21st century… Let’s do this.” Another said, “Just spent my morning w/this man talkn green energy, a better America & being a young American-wow,” and third had a black-and-white photograph of two, saying, “Me and President Obama if it was 1962…” Gotta love Ian. He always gets so charged up and really puts his money where his mouth is!
The rest of the group include celebrities like Jeremy Renner, Tatyana Ali, Bryan Greenberg, Sophia Bush, Benjamin McKenzie and Jared Leto. Dianna Agron also tweeted, “Maybe the only man I truly get nervous around. Worth the early wakeup call.” Brandon Routh messaged, “Honored to speak w/ POTUS BarackObama again today! Looking forward to helping
#GetTheVoteOut,” while Adam Rodriguez said, “Not my avg mornin, NOT ur avg Pres! Keep CHANGE movin n the right direction 4 more yrs!” That certainly wasn’t the end of it. We saw a photo of Zach Braff too, and one of Zachary Quinto‘s that read, “all in all? not a bad way to start my morning. get fired up. now. it. is. ON!” You can see all the photographs of the very excited lot in the gallery below. The pictures are hilarious because Obama looks supremely chilled while the rest look like they can hardly contain themselves!
[Photos: Twitter/ Instagram/ The Hollywood Reporter/ WhoSay]
We never ever thought that anyone could replace what Matt Damon brought to the Bourne series. While watching the latest trailer for the fourth installment, The Bourne Legacy, we realized just how wrong we were. The film is in the very capable, very muscular hands of Jeremy Renner and he blew our minds in this clip! We haven’t really been keeping up with the news on the film, which is our bad, because we can’t wait to watch it now. The fact that Edward Norton is the baddie is the icing on the cake. We also admit that we had to watch the trailer a couple of times to try and get a handle of the plot. There’s a lot going on here.
Renner plays Agent Aaron Cross but also calls himself Kenneth Gidson at the beginning of the trailer. It seems there are a bunch of these super agents flying around all over the place because, “Jason Bourne was the tip of the iceberg.” Damon’s history is woven in by appearing in a news item in the trailer, linked to the Treadstone project. A character in the film then says, “Do you think that Jason Bourne was the whole story? There’s a lot more going on here.” Renner’s part of something called “Operation Outcome” where these agents are created, or modified. Enter, Rachel Weisz who plays Dr. Stephanie Snyder who was part of the team who created them. We’re also guessing she’s his love interest thanks to a brief steamy moment in the trailer. The incredible action scenes we see are both of them running from Norton to avoid assassination. Have a look, and tell us what else you gleaned from the clip.
It’s a very sad day for television as House M.D. ends its record busting run after an incredible (and sometimes incredibly gross) 8 seasons. We’ve loved this medical rethinking of Sherlock Holmes more than Dr. House loves his Vicodin, but fans everywhere know how it has to end: House must develop lupus. (Just kidding, it’s never lupus!) Although we could (and did) watch the show at any hour of any day, it’s especially good sick-day viewing. No matter how bad you felt, you were always comforted by the fact that at least you weren’t bleeding out of your eyeballs or whatever horrible affliction was affecting House’s patient.
Aside from Hugh Laurie’s genius performance as the equally genius doctor, the show was bolstered by the fact that you never knew who was going to be wheeled through the ER door at Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital. Every episode brought the potential for an inspired cameo, and the series had many over its 177 episodes. So to say goodbye to the magnificent drama, we’ve assembled a list of the 30 most surprising guest stars to ever appear on House M.D. Join us in saluting the great Mr. Laurie as he hangs up his cane for the very last time and goes to the great detox in the sky.