It is without question that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are going to dominate this Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony. We know this like we know the sun will rise tomorrow. Between their hosting gig and Andy Samberg‘s new job hosting the Independent Spirit Awards, we started to wonder which SNL alums have also tried their hands (and succeeded!) at the award show hosting game.
It’s New Year’s Eve — time to get out the bubbly, steal a midnight kiss, watch the ball drop in Times Square, and hope the pressure doesn’t build too much to have the most epic night ever. Maybe instead you want to leave the partying to the amateurs and spend the night in with one of these great (and terrible) movies about what can be the best or worst night of the year. From all time classics like The Apartment to not so great movies like New Year’s Eve, here are five flicks to get you through to 2013.
When Harry Met Sally – It’s the rom-com that begot all rom-coms of our time, this Rob Reiner classic is filed with so many one liners and memorable moments, I find myself reenacting this scene every time I’m at Katz’s Deli in New York. But seriously, Mindy Kaling isn’t the only one who was fed on Nora Ephron films. Of course, the final New Year’s Eve scene is the climactic moment when Harry furiously runs through the abandoned streets of New York as “It Had to Be You” plays in the background has set the standard for every romantic scene in every movie we’ve seen since then.
The Poseidon Adventure – The classic action film starring a very young Gene Hackman follows the passengers of the SS Poseidon after their ship has been overturned from a massive tsunami. As the clock strikes midnight, guests are drinking, dancing and celebrating the New Year as usual. The next moment, their lives are literally turned upside down, as the guests try to find a way safely out of the capsized ship. Now that’s a way to start the new year!
200 Cigarettes – Even though this film takes place in 1981 in New York City, 200 Cigarettes could not seem more like a ’90s Gen X film. Courtney Love? Check. Janeane Garofalo? Check. Cynicism? Check. Kevin, played by the never-aging Paul Rudd, laments how New Year’s Eve creates “an obligation to enjoy oneself.” We have to admit, this is pretty true. As much as we are excited about 2013, there is always pressure to make the night of the most memorable event as possible. But if Paul Rudd were at our party, we would not be complaining. Read more…
Jared Leto showed off his newly shaved eyebrows Monday night as he arrived at the 22nd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York City. Thanks, Jared, we weren’t planning on sleeping between now and Christmas, anyhow. The freaky new look is apparently for his role in The Dallas Buyers Club, the same flick that caused Matthew McConaughey to starve himself down to the size of our pinky. Jared himself was recently photographed in some very loud drag for the role. Damn, this movie has gotta be some serious Oscar-bait!
We’ve all heard about actors changing their hairstyles for film roles, but it’s a bit more rare to be told to buzz the brows! But still Leto is by no means the first guy who’s had to do crazy stuff to his eyebrows in the name of Hollywood glory. Head down to the gallery below to see 10 famous faces with some wacked out brows!
It’s amazing to think that the cinematic classic The Princess Bride is 25 years old today! We’re not going to be the millionth person to make an “Inconceivable!” joke, but it’s still pretty crazy. It seems like people have been running around deadpanning “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” in their best Mandy Patinkin impression since the dawn of time! On top of being the most quotable movie of all time, The Princess Bride has everything a film fan could ever want. Swordplay and action, romance, laugh-out-loud humor, and Billy Crystallooking kind of like a leper, and Peter Falk being Peter Falk: it’s truly flawless.
In honor of it’s quarter century of making audiences smile, we’ve decided to check in with the whole cast, including Robin Wright, Carey Elwes, Wallace Shawn, Chris Sarandon and all the rest of your favorites. Enjoy!
Tonight, the 2012 Oscars rewarded the talented, entertained the masses and reminded us all about the impeachable hotness of Jennifer Lopez. Seriously. Yikes. They also made us wince with humiliation on more than one occasion. In fact, our top 10 most embarrassing moments were…
10) Bradley Cooper‘s mustache: Bradley was looking a little like a male stripper this evening. Not that that’s the worst way for him to look…
9) Jennifer Lopezand Cameron Diaz’s booty shot: “Just take a chance!” Cammie laughed as she and JLo turned their bums to the audience during their Best Makeup presentation. We get it, ladies. There’s not a chance we weren’t going to love your butts.
8 ) Cirque de Soleil dancer biffs it hard: One unfortunate performer bit it during the troupe’s acrobatic dance performance. Unless his fall was intentional? You can never tell with those French Canadians…
7) Billy Crystalripping on Christopher Plummer’s age: Crystal snarked that the 82-year-old Best Supporting Actor winner might “wander off” the stage. You know, ’cause he’s old!
6) That weird buzzing feedback: It was like someone’s phone was going off in the third row. For three hours. Read more…
Films, performances and songs get judged at the Oscars, as do the fashion styles and makeup. But what about the boobs, bums and other body parts that make the night unforgettable? If you ask us, the Oscars definitely need to add a category. So, tonight we’re going to change all that and give you our picks for the best body parts of the 84th Annual Academy Awards. Very appropriate, given that Angelina Jolie’s leg (@angiesrightleg) must be setting some kind of record for most Twitter followers for a limb gained in a single evening. From Jennifer Lopez’s almost wardrobe malfunction to Billy Crystal’s epic jowls, we have our list of faves from the night. Head on down to the gallery below to check ‘em out!
Billy Crystal kicked off the Oscars with one of his signature musical medleys about the nine Best Picture nominees, and we are … on the fence. On one hand, it wouldn’t be a Billy Crystal show without some egregious puns. It just wouldn’t! On the other hand … perhaps Crystal is a little rusty. But maybe we’re being a little harsh on Billy. What did you think of how he kicked off the show? A few things to consider:
1) All the Jonah Hill weight jokes! “Jonah Hill used to have more to his middle”? “They’re serving cupcakes after the show”? Even if Jonah wasn’t looking a little heavier, this would be cringe-worthy. As it is … yikes.
2) Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close jokes! “Tom Hanks is a memory”? We know it’s hard to make a musical joke about a 9/11 drama, so…maybe not make one?
3) The quietness! We literally couldn’t hear about half of the lyrics.
4) The tight shot! There’s no need to fill our TV screens with so much Billy. Just no need.
On a related note, were there any jokes in particular that tickled your funny bone and/or made you bury your face in your onion dip?
Well, that’s not exactly what a mustachioed Josh Duhamel and mostly silent Megan Fox tell Billy Crystal in the new promo for the Academy Awards, but it might as well be. Because seriously, as the reclusive Yeti formerly known as “The Host,” Crystal could not be more like his Princess Bride character Max unless he donned a giant fake nose.
The promo tells us so many things about this year’s Oscars:
As host, Crystal isn’t going to try anything too new and daring. The cameo of Robin Williams also backs this up. Not exactly cutting-edge comedy here. Unlike the surreal promos James Franco and Anne Hathaway made last year, which we all know, turned out to be much better than the actual show.
They’re kind of still trying to appeal to a younger audience, albeit lamely, by hiring Duhamel and Fox. (Cameos by William Fichtner as a producer type and Vinnie Jones as an all-knowing bartender thankfully don’t appear to be pandering to anyone.)
According to his recent tweets Billy Crystal is officially our new Oscars host, a not-so-suprising pick we think is just — Miss Piggy, control your judo chops! After Eddie Murphy pulled out of the awards telecast yesterday following Brett Ratner’s Oscar resignation, rumors swirled that the new host could be anyone from the Muppets to, well, Eddie Murphy again. “Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions. Looking forward to the show,” Crystal tweeted this afternoon. Looks like replacement producer Brian Grazer went with a classic; Billy Crystal has hosted the Oscars eight times in total, his last gig airing in 2004. Plus, this doesn’t mean we won’t get a Muppets musical number. Please let it mean we get a Muppets musical number.
Looks like the audience weren’t the only people who enjoyed seeing Billy Crystal at the Oscars this year. The eight-time host is considering coming back to the Academy Awards for another go. “It might be fun,” said Crystal, who last hosted in 2004. “I think the show needs to change. There’s too many awards and it has to sort of freshen itself up, and if I can be a part of that, that would be great.” Here’s the real question: can he manage to fit ten movies into a medley?
Considering how well hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway went over this year, the odds would seem to be in Crystal’s favor for a big return. Sure, his talk about “freshening up” the Oscars is ironic enough to get Alanis Morisette stuck in our head ever since we read it, but it’s hard to imagine they’ll find a better mix of industry insider and irreverent comedian than Billy for the job. And he still has plenty of months to let his face de-Botox a little, maybe. Just consider it, Billy. Please.
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