We’ve been kinda busy here in FABlifeland, what with Breaking Dawn and all. But not as busy as Nick Jonas, that’s certain. (In between prepping for his six months on Broadway in How to Succeed in Business… he just picked up an award for his diabetes advocacy at the Disability Rights Legal Center gala in L.A. last night.) So we have to apologize for taking a minute to notice how much we liked the relaxed-but-slightly-blingy look he sported when he stopped by http://www.vh1.com/shows/big_morning_buzz_live/series.jhtml last week. Now we’ll make up for lost time and take a closer look. Read more…
Nick Jonas and Selena Gomez: it was over before it even started again. Though never officially “on again” after their 2008 dalliance, the Disney duo were spotted spending time together recently, raising more than a few eyebrows. Unfortunately, according to multipletabloids, that time is over. “They were an item, but they are no longer together,” a source told People. Think it has something to do with Nick’s brother Joe dating Selena’s frienemy Demi Lovato? Let’s talk about it at recess!
Though E! reports Gomez has stopped following Nick on Twitter, People says the split was amicable. “It’s evident to everyone that they will always have a super strong connection.” Maybe it just hurts too much to read missives like “life is good” and “good morning!” right now, knowing the pain that lurks behind his Nick’s total banality. Check out the gallery for photos of Selena’s stiff upper lip in Paris this week.
Throughout awards season, our friend Janell Snowden at VH1 News has been asking celebrities like Nick Jonas, Marion Cotillard, Sean Paul and Death Cab for Cutie fortheir 2010 Oscar predictions. If the sum total of these celebs are correct, then Avatar will win Best Picture and George Clooney Best Actor at Sunday night’s Academy Awards. Precious and Crazy Heart stand a chance, too. Listen to the hodgepodge of celebs give their predictions, and you’ll catch noteworthy moments like Avatar director James Cameron admitting that his ex-wife’s movie The Hurt Locker might take home the top prize.
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Honestly though, we were more excited that we got to hear some of the band’s original music during the red carpet pre-show, and we have the footage of them playing their hit “Who I Am” right here so we can watch it over…and over…and over. We have a feeling some of you might want to do the same.
The media is going gaga over Sunday’s Golden Globes, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves, people. Do the Globes have Nick Jonas & The Administration as its house band? Do the Globes have Adam Lambert and Sarah Silverman presenting an award together (spoiler: expect something memorable)? Are John Krasinski, Amy Poehler and Death Cab for Cutie paying tribute to John Hughes at the Golden Globes? True, the Globes have funnyman Ricky Gervais as its host, but is he as easy on the eyes as funny girl and CCMA host Kristin Chenoweth? Of course not!
Expect to see most actors nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award at the show (we’re talking A-listers at the George Clooney/Meryl Streep/Matt Damon level), plus a lineup of presenters that includes Kristen Bell, Emily Blunt, Bradley Cooper, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Vera Farmiga, Heather Graham, Samuel L. Jackson, Tobey Maguire, Amy Poehler, Zoe Saldana and Susan Sarandon. Critics’ Choice is known as the best barometer for who will win at the Academy Awards. So use tonight to start filling out your Oscar ballots.
We’ve got exclusive footage of Nick Jonas & The Administration hard at work in LA, getting ready for tonight’s Critic’s Choice Movie Awards, where he plans to entertain stars like George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell, Emily Blunt, Cedric the Entertainer, Bradley Cooper, Rob Corddry, Abbie Cornish, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Vera Farmiga, Heather Graham, Ed Helms, Samuel L. Jackson, Ken Jeong, Tobey Maguire, Amy Poehler, Craig Robinson, Zoe Saldana and Susan Sarandon.
Nick’s promised plenty of covers along with originals from his debut solo album—find out what surprises Nick and the guys have lined up for us by watching the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards on VH1, tonight at 9pm, hosted by Kristin Chenoweth (red carpet begins at 8:30). And join our Critics’ Choice live blog party either by showing up here on TheFabLife or by texting PARTY to 22422.
If there’s one thing that will set tonight’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards apart from other award shows, it’s the fact that no one else has Nick Jonas and The Administration performing as a house band. Nick spoke to MTV about his latest gig, saying “There’s a lot of songs that I have to learn still, but I’m looking forward to it. It’s an honor to be a part of that show, and knowing that I’m going to be playing it with the band is comforting, considering they are very experienced and they’ve got a pretty good grip on what they’re doing.”
So what can we expect to hear on the show? Sounds like a little of everything! “[The producers of the show and I] work together on this one to come up with a list of songs that I feel comfortable with and that they were comfortable with as well,” Jonas said. “It’s a big list, but it should be good to see it all come together.” The show will also feature tons of hilarious actors and comedians, so hopefully someone in The Administration has perfected their rim-shot.
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Sneak a peek at Nick Jonas and The Administration rehearsing below.
Additional higlights of the show: Nick Jonas & The Administration will serve as the Critics’ Choice house band; special tribute will be paid to recently deceased director John Hughes by John Krasinski, Amy Poehler and Death Cab for Cutie, which will perform “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” from “The Breakfast Club”; and Kevin Bacon will be presented with a philanthropic award by no less than Meryl Streep. Additional presenters include Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell, Emily Blunt, Cedric the Entertainer, Bradley Cooper, Rob Corddry, Abbie Cornish, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Vera Farmiga, Heather Graham, Ed Helms, Samuel L. Jackson, Ken Jeong, Tobey Maguire, Amy Poehler, Craig Robinson, Zoe Saldana and Susan Sarandon.
Hosted by Kristin Chenoweth, Critics’ Choice will air live on VH1 Friday, Jan. 15 at 9:00PM ET. Check back here as we live-blog the show with our partner sites, including AOL’s Moviefone, The Envelope, The Huffington Post, BestWeekEver and fashion experts Refinery29. Sign up below for an e-mail reminder for our Critics’ Choice Live Blog Party.
Nick Jonas, who will be performing at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards with The Administration as the official house band, took some time during a recent gig to try out a few jokes on the audience. Why yes, we are cooing as we type this. We are loud, proud Nick fans, even if our age (let’s just say we’ve been able to drink legally for a while) makes it totally weird.
So is Nick the next Aziz Ansari or did he bomb big time? Check out the video and let us know. In our opinion, Nick does come across as a bit of a comedy amateur (Reading jokes from a book? Surely our beloved JoBro is above this!), but his reaction when the audience nails the punchline is too presh for words. Let’s hope he brings some of his onstage charm to the CCMAs on January 15th! For more Nick news, check out the official CCMAs site and our Tweet Tracker.