Thanks to awards season, Paris Fashion Week and, well, some sort of crazy vapors in the air (did that West Virginia water get farther than they said?) we had an overabundance of choices for this week’s worst-dressed list. In this supersize edition, we have a couple of Love & Hip Hop lovelies, Kanye West in a giant fur coat, and a nice selection of over-the-top red-carpet numbers.
How did Bill Murray help David Letterman celebrate 20 years on CBS? Kate Middleton appears in public after giving birth to Prince George, and the young stars of Ender’s Game gear up for the flick’s release.
Tonight, the best players in Major League Baseball will face off against one another in the league’s annual All-Star Game. While there will likely be plenty of fastballs and homeruns on display during the Midsummer Classic, we here at VH1 Celebrity had an idea that might help improve the chances that a non-sports fan would tune-in to the game. What if the commissioner introduced a new idea wherein celebrities would throw out the first pitch of every inning, not just a single one before the game started? (We know, we know, it’s a genius idea.)
While that idea (probably?) won’t be implemented this year, here’s hoping that Bud Selig sees this post and makes this change in time for next year’s affair. In the meantime, please check out this hilarious gallery of celebrities —including the likes of Mariah Carey, Barack Obama, Bill Murray, Charlie Sheen and current holder Worst First Pitch Ever™ title holder Carly Rae Jepsen — winding up and attempting to throw a baseball 60 feet and 6 inches.
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With most of America’s kids shuttled off to sleepaway camp right now (and thank heavens), is it not a perfect time to celebrate our favorite camp flicks? So pull up your favorite sleeping bag, slap on some calamine lotion…and let’s reminisce on movies where the nice guy actually scores the girl, the outcasts always win, and even a dork can get some ass.
The nominees for the 2013 Golden Globes were announced bright and early this morning, and the list didn’t feature a ton of surprises. Perhaps the most surprising part is that these men and women have all kept truckin’ with their acting careers despite having made some hilariously bad role choices in the past. Congrats guys, you’re an illustration of the enduring human spirit! Or maybe you all just got better agents…
To be fair, folks like Leonardo DiCaprio, Helen Hunt and Joaquin Phoenix when they made their turkeys, so they didn’t know any better. But not everyone in this list has that excuse! Ben Affleck might have a GG nod for best director with Argo, but it still doesn’t excuse the fact that he helped bring Gigli to life. And why have we all forgotten that The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies was in Snakes On A Plane, or that Alec Baldwin appeared as Mr. Conductor in the children’s train movie Thomas And The Magic Track? It’s pretty priceless!
Let’s dive deep into the IMDB page of these acclaimed thespians and pull out some truly amazing forgotten films. It’s like cinematic naked baby photos! And always remember: You too can still rise to the top, even if you’ve made a movie as bad as She-Devil.
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The 65th annual Cannes Film festival kicked off in high style today, as celebs from all around the world descended to the coastal town with their finest clothes and accessories. Eva Longoria and Diane Kruger both made big entrances in huge Cinderella gowns with trains that could stretch all the way to Paris! Jessica Chastain’s dress was a little more streamlined, but definitely drew attention with a plunging neckline. The dudes cleaned up pretty nicely as well, with action stars Bruce Willis and Chris Pine rockin’ the tuxes, but Sacha Baron Cohen (predictably) stole the show when he rode down the red carpet in full Dictator regalia while on the back of a camel. Sure it’s pretty in-your-face, but at least it’s better than drowning Elisabetta Canalis for publicity, right? We’ll go with yes. Check out more incredible styles in the gallery below!
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Last November it was reported that Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand and—you guessed it—Bill Murray were being courted to appear in Wes Anderson‘s planned Moonrise Kingdom. And now The Playlist has announced that Focus Features will be funding the filming of Moonrise for release next year, with the cast including Willis, Swinton, Norton, McDormand and Murray! Jason Schwartzman is also involved, but if you know your Wes Anderson movies, you probably assumed that anyway.
Surprisingly, this stellar group of grown-ups is the film’s supporting cast. Young unknowns Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward will play young lovers in the ’60s who run away together, leaving a town full of confused and worried elders, including McDormand and Murray as the girl’s parents and Willis as the town sheriff. Glad to hear Bruce is playing a lawman instead of something more ambiguous and goofy. If you don’t understand our worries, you obviously didn’t see North.
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America just wasn’t ready. While we’re glad to see the release of Passion Play, the tale of a mob-entangled jazz trumpeter’s forbidden romance with a sideshow attraction known as the “Bird Woman,” we’re sad to report that the Mickey Rourke-Megan Fox flick will go straight to DVD. We’ve been excited about the film ever since Mickey said Megan was “probably the best young actress I’ve ever worked with,” but negative film festival buzz scared away distributors, despite the presence of Bill Murray as a gangster by the name of Happy Shannon.
Thankfully, the people will have their chance to judge the film’s merits on May 24th, though the lack of a theatrical run likely means the Golden Raspberry Awards will disqualify the film from consideration, scrapping Megan’s chances of being nominated for Worst Actress for the third year in a row. Odds are probably better than her next movie, Friends With Kids, will hit theaters—unless America isn’t ready to see Megan Fox snowboard with Jon Hamm either.
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It looks like Leighton Meester didn’t realize that “black tie” is just a figure of speech, or maybe she just didn’t care. She shouldn’t, because she still looked amazing arriving at New York’s Gotham Independent Film awards in a sleek suit. Any excuse to rock the Annie Hall look is fine by us, and it’s a far cry from the butt baring attire the Gossip Girl wore out a few weeks ago.
Tons of other stars showed up too, including the Hot Young Actress Holy Trinity: Anne Hathaway, Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman. Legends Bill Murray and Robert Duvall were also in attendance, as were old favorites Winona Ryder and Amanda Peet (long time no see, guys). Check out the faces and the fashions in the gallery below!
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While most of us would agree that it’s a stretch to still describe baseball as being Our National Pastime™, there’s little sense denying that every playoff baseball game played during the month of October is laden with the kind of dramatic tension that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand at attention. This post, however, is not really about celebrating the magic and mystery of America’s most revered professional sport. Rather, it’s about the celebrities who trot themselves out to the pitcher’s mound before games to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
First, the facts: Every single Major League Baseball team plays 81 home games during the course of the season. This means that the poor public relations department of each team has to come up with 81 different ways to get the crowd excited before a game. In some of baseball’s larger markets, teams draw upon their access to a range of different celebrities, a list that runs the gamut from Hollywood’s A-List to downtrodden reality television flameouts, to get their fans excited over a long and often monotonous season. So we here at TheFABLife thought you would get a kick out of seeing celebs of all magnitudes — most of whom are not exactly known for their athletic abilities — attempting to throw a baseball sixty feet and six inches. So, if you pardon the expression, who throws like a girl and who throws like someone who could be called up to The Show? Now’s the time to find out. Play ball!