James Van Der Beek might be playing “James Van Der Beek” in Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23, but he’s not, you know, playing James Van Der Beek. “It’s funny, people say, ‘He’s playing himself,’ and I think, Well, I’m playing this demented version of — I don’t know what. It has echoes of me in maybe, like, my worst day ever,” the Dawson’s Creek star laughs in his new Vulture interview. “But most of it is just completely made up with little kernels of truth: behavior I’ve seen from other actors, or some of the writers have seen.” Personally, we absolutely love when celebs play weird or awful version of themselves; it shows that they have a sense of humor about themselves. Luckily James joins a cadre of excellent celebs who have lampooned themselves on TV, such as…
The 26th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony happened last night at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Eight artists were honored, including Alice Cooper, who was inducted by Rob Zombie. Cooper made it an unforgettable night for everyone else as well as himself! He made a dramatic entrance wearing a blood splattered shirt, and a boa constrictor draped around his shoulder. We’re exceedingly glad to report that the snake did not get hungry, and all eight honorees and members of the audience are in one piece! Paul Simon inducted the Neil Diamond in, John Legend did the honors for Dr John, while Elton John inducted Leon Russell, making it quite a show. Congratulations! [Photos: Getty Images]
There’s a whole lot of Nicole Scherzinger in the latest issue of Maxim magazine. The Dancing with the Stars winner graces the cover in a completely drenched, hence see-through, white tank top over a grey bikini. Woohoo, wet tee-shirt contest (she wins)!
And even though the Pussycat Doll is dating the deelish Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton, Halle Berry‘s considerable charms have proved too much for her to resist. Scherzinger admits she totally has a “girl crush” on her saying, “She’s just naturally gorgeous…I love her smile. Wait, I sound like a dude; I’ve got to snap out of it!”
On another note, she reveals the truth behind her macho F-1 BF, whom she reunited with after a temp split in January. They’ve been dating since November 2007, FYI. He’s completely chicken, especially when it comes to her driving. She explained, “He’s more afraid when he’s with me and I’m driving than he is during a race. I guess it’s appropriate that I just did a song with Slash and Alice Cooper called ‘Baby Can’t Drive’.” Nice plug there. Nicole!
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Now this is how you shut down a rumor. Tattoo artist/plastic surgery victim Kat Von D ran to her Twitter when gossip about her public parading with married pal Bam Margera hit a fever peak following Wednesday’s NYLON party, with Page Six claiming “they were practically swallowing each other. They were right by the deejay booth, licking each other” (mmm, inky!). “Contrary to silly rumors, Bam Margera and I are NOT dating,” D tweeted. “I’m currently in a relationship w Nikki [Sixx]. Hope that clears things up.” “There’s absolutely no romantic relationship,” seconded Bam’s rep.
So you’d think the Motley Crue bassist would be canoodling with Kat on the red carpet that night at the 2nd Annual Revolver Golden God Awards, right? Nope, it was Bam Margera who took a spot by her side, laying a big hug on his alleged mistress for the clicking cameras. Guess we gossipmongers can just turn away now.
See photos from the metalfest in the gallery below.
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In 1969, shock rocker Alice Cooper released his first album and Dan Quayle recieved his B.A. degree at DePauw University. In 1989, Cooper had a Top 10 hit with “Poison” and Quayle was Vice-President of the United States. Today, Cooper and Quayle are golfing buddies. Both proud conservatives were born on February 4th. Click on the photo to find out who’s older.