Terrence Howard has always been a big ol’ weirdo. Remember when he told Elle that a woman using dry toilet paper was a dealbreaker (“If she doesn’t make the adjustment to baby wipes, I’ll know she’s not clean.”)? And then there was the time he told Fighting co-star Channing Tatum that if he was ever jailed, he’d break out using acid from his, um, feces. Now, in a pervy overshare with Movie Fanatic, the Oscar nominee gushes about his love scenes with co-star Oprah Winfrey. Read more…
Beyoncé played host to a gaggle of famous friends at the world premiere of Life Is But A Dream, her new HBO documentary, last night. Of course, her immediate family — husband Jay-Z, sister Solange, and mother Tina— were all there to support her, but it’s not everyday that the one and only Oprah Winfrey shows up to your movie premiere!
Beyoncé‘s new HBO documentary, Life Is But A Dream, is set to premiere on HBO this Saturday night. While we have already canceled all of our plans that night in anticipation of spending the evening on the couch soaking in the experience, Bey unveiled the film at New York City’s historic Ziegfield Theater last night for her most fabulous and well-to-do friends, including dapper husband Jay-Z, pantsless sis Solange, and Her Royal Highness, Queen Oprah Winfrey, among others.
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…
In the saga of Whitney Houston’s life, her one-time husband Bobby Brown is consistently portrayed as the doomed lover, the bad influence who corrupted the superstar with the drugs that precipitated her decline and eventually took her life. For more than a decade the pair became the self destructive Sid and Nancy of R&B, and their chemical-fueled exploits became fodder for tabloids and reality television. Fans and family alike have placed the blame on Brown’s shoulders, but now Whitney’s brother Michael Houston is coming forward with a stunning revelation that completely changes her story.
After her pantsless 2011, we thought that things couldn’t get any better for Rihanna. Damn, were we wrong! The singer made 2012 her best year ever with new songs, new albums, new hair, new drama, but the same DGAF attitude that we’ve come to know and love. So to recap her mindblowing last 12 months, we’ve assembled the 50 reasons why Riri dominated 2012. It’s a lot more than her being pantsless, that’s for sure! Well, OK, we do have some pics of her without pants…
Rihanna and Chris Brown are by no means an official couple yet, but there are apparently a lot of people who would be happy to see it happen. Among these folks are Oprah Winfrey and Rihanna’s own father! Riri’s pop Ronald Fenty recently spoke to In Touch magazine about the man convicted for assaulting his daughter in 2009. And he you know what? Ron thinks he’s a standup guy! “I love Chris, man. He’s got so much charisma. And he’s always had so much respect for me. That’s what I love about him. He’s always shown me respect.”
Ronald, a recovering drug addict who physically abused Rihanna’s mother in the past, has forgiven Brown for what he did, and urges the world to the same. “I think everyone makes mistakes and they shouldn’t be held to them forever. Everyone should be forgiven once. There’s a lot more to Chris than the whole world knows.” That may sound like a surprising move for a parent, but bear in mind that this is also the dude who called Rihanna fat. Read that back to yourself. Rihanna. Named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive last year. Fat. We’re not confrontational people, but we may have a problem with Mr. Fenty and his opinions. But it’s hard to argue with his last statement on the matter, we guess. “I know they love each other. They always have. She’s happiest when she’s around him, and as long as she’s happy, I am happy and the whole world should be too.”
Usher’s protracted divorce and custody battle with Tameka Foster finally came to an end last month, and we’re sure all involved parties are looking forward to a bit of privacy. But first! Usher agreed to one last probing interrogation, on this week’s Oprah’s Next Chapter.
“He said that he would talk to me and then he’s never gonna talk again,” Oprah says in a new promo for the episode. She asks him about “about his marriage … the fact that his mother didn’t come to the marriage … the fact that he’s gone through three years of a custody battle, now has primary custody of his own children … about breaking down on the stage in Berlin … what really made him cry on the witness stand. … He talks about everything, no holds barred. ”
If you think this video will give you a hint at his answers, you will be disappointed. This is a major tease that features only part of his response to that Berlin question: “I felt like I would never perform again.”
But O makes up for the lack of actual Usher quotes with her own enthusiasm for this interview, especially when she shifts into lustful lady interviewer mode to tell us, “And then I asked him the question I always wanted to know, maybe you do to: Does he make love to his own music?”
He grins his sexiest of grins and says, “I love that.” What we love even more is the face Oprah makes at the end of the clip, revealing a side of O we rarely see, and it is awesomely awkward. More, please.
Russell Brand sure does like the pop stars! Less than a year after his split with teenage dream Katy Perry, the comedian was photographed leaving the home of Spice Girl Geri Halliwell. It’s been rumored that the two have started a romance after getting reacquainted at the Olympic closing ceremony earlier this month. “Geri has said they have a spiritual connection through yoga and they practise asana together,” a friend told Britain’s Sun paper. “‘Russell is known for action between the sheets but he is actually very good at just sitting still in silence. It is something that has acted as a bond for he and Geri as their relationship blossoms.”
Considering how bummed out he looked upon leaving her house last night, we hope things are still going ok! “They’re just friends and have been out a few times, there’s not much else to add at this stage,” another friend told the Daily Mail. Regardless of the length of their relationship, this hookup will definitely be a great addition to our “WTF, They Dated?!” list of really random celebrity couples. Check out more in the gallery below!
Some days, there is so much foolishness going on in the world, it’s all we can do not to collapse onto our fainting couches and fan ourselves with one hand. That was our immediate reaction upon reading that Olympic gold medal winner Gabby Douglas had to deal with racism from her fellow gymnasts on her way to the top. “I felt [I was] being bullied,” Douglas revealed to Oprah on yesterday’s Oprah’s Next Chapter about her time training at her home gym in Virginia Beach. When her teammates were asked to scrape the balance bar, for example, “They’re like, ‘Why doesn’t Gabby do it? She’s our slave.” Great slavery joke, you guys! If only you were as good at being a human being as you are on the uneven bars!
Recalled Gabby, “I definitely felt isolated. I felt, ‘Why am I deserving this? Is it because I’m black?’ Those thoughts would go through my mind.” Of course, we probably shouldn’t be too surprised that the Olympic gymnast had to deal with all this; the kerfuffle over Gabby Douglas’ hair during the Olympics made our eyes roll so far back into our heads, we had to use a dust buster to pull them out. Eventually the bullying got so bad, Gabby’s mom Natalie Hawkins explained, “She said, ‘I’d rather quit. If I can’t move and train and get another coach, I’d rather quit the sport.’” Luckily Gabby was able to move to a gym in Iowa to work with Shawn Johnson‘s coach Liang Chow, and the rest is history. It is literally world history, and no one can take that away from her. Meanwhile, if we were Gabby, we’d be so tempted to slowly drive past our old gym wearing our gold medal, but she’s probably way too classy for that.