James Franco went blonde last week, documenting his transformation on — where else? — Instagram. He’s already envisioned his life in a boy band, but now that he’s gone lighter, the entire world is his oyster. For starters, he’s better suited to play Marilyn Monroe and can finally have more fun than he did as brunette. Read more…
If you’ve ever been struck with paralyzing unease while listening to an easy listening station, you probably have a Quentin Tarantino film to thank for that. Tonight Tarantino received the Music + Film Award at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, a new award that fits perfectly with the director’s creepy, fun, always ingenious melding of film and song. Prior to Quentin receiving the award, Maroon 5′s Adam Levine serenaded the crowd with The Stealers Wheel’s “Stuck In The Middle With You,” forever linked in our mind with Reservoir Dogs, and Keri Hilson brought it home with Dusty Springfield’s “Son Of A Preacher Man,” featured in Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction.
Reservoir Dogs’ Tim Roth presented his former boss with the award and his skill with a soundtrack. “It’s the rhythm of the film, and tonight we celebrate Quentin for using his rhythm method so damn effectively,” Roth cracked. “Big laugh.” Tarantino was excited to say the least, reminiscing about how the producers of True Romance, a film he wrote, slashed the music budget because they considered it unnecessary. “I remember thinking to myself, I’m making a record album…I want to do it!” Quentin exclaimed. Tarantino thanked Critics’ Choice and proudly took his award home, probably to permanently warp another AM Gold hit.
Maroon 5 is pretty busy these days. They’re the house band for the Critic’s Choice Movie Awards, which airs this Friday night on VH1, and frontman Adam Levine just posed nude—almost —for prostate cancer awareness.Ã‚Â The band is currently filming the video for their upcoming single “Never Gonna Leave This Bed” and, surprise, surprise, Levine and girlfriend Anne Vyalitsyna went method for the shoot. The singer and his Victoria’s Secret model girlfriend filmed their sexy scenes in a bed set in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater, attracting onlookers of all ages and camera-phone models. This video, much like a Chinese fortune cookie, proves that everything is better when you add “in bed” to it. Check out more shots from the filming in our gallery below.
First of all, you’re very, very welcome. Second of all, how does one get hired as a hand model, just in case Maroon 5’s Adam Levine poses nude for prostate cancer awareness again? The singer rocked out with his prostate exam out for Cosmo UK in a campaign to promote self-exams for signs of testicular and prostate cancer. Let us say, we have never been as aware of Adam Levine’s prostate (and, well, ever other part of him) as we are right this moment.
Levine and Maroon 5 will kick out the jams January 12 at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and while he will probably be wearing something with a little more coverage, we can still dream. As Levine explained in his interview, “I spend most of my life naked. In fact, I often have to be told by the people around me that it’s inappropriate to be as naked as I am. But I live in California, where it’s always warm, so why not?” There is no why not, Adam. And don’t let anyone ever tell you differently.
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What is up with Leonardo DiCaprio and Zac Efron? First Leo goes to great lengths to deny he ever said anything positive about the High School Musical star. Then E! reports that Zac chuckled “contemptuously” at the GQ Men Of The Year awards when someone suggested he might be excited to hang with Leo inside. Should we consider these dudes enemies?
…Or are they friends? The heartthrobs sat together along with Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and Entourage‘s Kevin Connelly at the Lakers Game on Friday. Zac seems to be doing all the work, though—putting his arm around DiCappy and chatting amiably. Leo, on the other hand, seems more interested in the game and Levine’s mugging than anything Efron says. Maybe they’re frienemies! Either that, or Zac doesn’t give a shit about basketball. Check out their evocative body language in the gallery—we’re guessing Zac won’t be joining Leo’s crew anytime soon.
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