Bradley Cooper can’t look anything but hot, and this cover of The Hollywood Reporter — out September 14 — proves that statement. But the photograph also looks quite pensive, probably because it needed to reflect the tone of the piece on the actor inside the magazine. His Hangover director, Todd Phillips, has this to say about him, “He is ridiculously different in real life. People think he is just playing a version of himself, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. He is very vulnerable — insecure is not the right word — and that character is just straight-up confident. And there’s a warmth to him you would never know.” And then comes the revelation that surprises us. Cooper himself reveals, “I don’t drink or do drugs at all anymore. Being sober helps a great deal.” He apparently gave them both up when he was 29 years old, when he realized they were too much for him to handle.
Case in point, this experience, Cooper relates, “I was at a party and deliberately bashed my head on the concrete floor — like, ‘Hey, look how tough I am!’ And I came up, and blood dripped down. And then I did it again. I spent the night at St. Vincent’s Hospital with a sock of ice, waiting for them to stitch me up.” Woah. Did you know this about him? We didn’t? We’ve only seen Bradley’s “Sexiest Man Alive ” avatar! The confessional tone of the article continues as he adds, “I was so concerned what you thought of me, how I was coming across, how I would survive the day. I always felt like an outsider. I just lived in my head. I realized I wasn’t going to live up to my potential, and that scared the hell out of me. I thought, ‘Wow, I’m actually gonna ruin my life; I’m really gonna ruin it.’ ” Luckily, he got his act together and proceeded to have a really kick-ass career. Which is what brings him, looking all casually sexy in jeans and a white T-shirt, to this cover. Things worked out for everyone!
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Sometimes, when the weather gets hot, a bad relationship starts itching at you like a million grains of sand in your bathing suit. At least we’re assuming that’s what happens, seeing as how the summer months have been rife with celeb break-ups this year. From old married like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to the most casual of booty calls like Kris Humphries and Myla Sinanaj, at least all these painful break-ups will bear delicious new relationships in the fall. Or a few Twitter meltdowns. Either way, you will survive, celebrity dumpees!
If you’re going to remake of a remake, you might as well use it as an opportunity to have Bradley Cooper and Beyonce smooch out onscreen. Are we right, or are we pervs? Clint Eastwood knows what we’re talking about! According to Variety, the Gran Torino director wants The Hangover II star as the male lead of the Bey-lead reboot of A Star Is Born. Cooper is apparently considering the role, by which we mean covering his iPhone with his hand and shrieking with glee until his agent finishes negotiating his salary.
The only thing we don’t quite understand is what age Bradley will be playing in the film. Apparently Eastwood is rebooting the original 1937 version of the movie (rather than Judy Garland‘s 1954 version or Barbra Streisand‘s 1976 take). The story will center around “an aging rocker who falls in love with a young, rising star.” Screenwriter Will Fetters allegedly based the male lead on an older Kurt Cobain, but if Beyonce is 30 and Bradley Cooper is 37….how are they going to pull this off without some laughable aging makeup? Of course, when it comes to Hollywood, isn’t there an entire generation of difference between the ages of 30 and 37? Hahaha, we have no idea what we’re talking about, but we’re all seeing this movie in theaters regardless. Let’s not pretend otherwise.
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Uh, is it us or is the new Silver Linings Playbook trailer really burying the lead on the most important aspect of the movie: the fact that (at least part of) it is a Jennifer Lawrence/Bradley Cooper dance movie? This is not a (dance) drill, people! According to IMDB, the film’s plot could be summed up thusly: “After spending four years in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his mother and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.” There is literally no mention of a sexy dance competition or sexy dance rehearsals or sexy dance sexing at all! We feel like we’re taking crazy pills here! Crazy pills that make us hallucinate Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence tangoing in there sweatpants in someone’s garage!
Bradley Cooper and Scarlett Johannson? Talk about a match made in beautiful people heaven! Hopefully you weren’t too excited about the reports that Cooper had rekindled his relationship with Zoe Saldana, because he and Johannson were spotted having a romantic meal at Wolfgang Pucks in the Bel Air Hotel last week. A witness told RadarOnline.com that the two “were definitely having more than a ‘friends’ dinner, it seemed pretty obvious they totally have the hots for each other.”
And we’re happy to report that chivalry is not dead! Cooper was a perfect gentleman as he stood up when ScarJo left for the restroom and again when she returned – how sweet! The witness also said that Cooper “seemed almost distracted by Scarlett’s beauty, especially since she was wearing a very low cut dress, and Scarlett was totally working her charms. She kept flipping her hair when she laughed at his jokes.”
This isn’t the first time rumors have soared about these two. After their on-screen hook-up in 2011, Life and Style reported that they were spotted dating off-set at NYC hot spot, Provacateur. It’s too soon to say anything definite, but we’re looking forward to seeing more from the He’s Just Not That Into You co-stars!
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We’re not sure we can be objective about More Like Her, the new novel from author Liza Palmer. That’s because she’s family — a writer for VH1′s Pop Up Video. So rather than review the book, we invited her to write a guest blog about it, the world of celebrity and which celebrities she dreams of casting in the movie adaptation.
I’ve been writing books for almost 10 years and wrote for the first season of VH1′s Pop Up Video in 2011. My books, like my life, have explored the idea of identity and being comfortable with who you are, warts and all. What is this “normal” we’re all reaching for? Clearly, after four books, I’m still trying to figure it out. But, with More Like Her I wanted to raise the stakes a bit. I wanted something to happen that couldn’t be taken back with an apology or a conversation.
Liza’s fantasy casting for More Like Her.
We all know celebrities are airbrushed, both their photos and their lives. And yet, we keep striving for it: that same Photoshopped perfection. We imagine there’s some green room awaiting us with everything Gwyneth Paltrow promises on Goop, a tablescape by Martha Stewart and an outfit from J. Crew that will look better on us than it does on the first lady.
But perfection doesn’t exist. And we know it. That doesn’t stop us from scrambling for it day in and day out. What are we all hiding? To answer this question, here are just a couple of the comments left after gossip blogs posted a photo of Scarlett Johansson wearing a bikini while on vacation in Hawaii:
“Ugh… spotty knees, hair can be seen on her right calf area!!”
Looks like Bradley Cooper can add a new category to the list of babes, hunks and good-looking bad boys he normally plays: hideously disfigured historical figures! The Limitless actor will reportedly star as John Merrick in the Williamstown Theate Festival production of the play The Elephant Man in Massachusetts this summer. Playwright Bernard Pomerace‘s 1977 play tells the story of the profoundly deformed real-life titular character as he deals with persecution in 19th London society. Ah, but does anyone know how ripped The Elephant Man was? He could potentially have had a burlap sack over his head and six-pack abs below, right? We just wanted to make sure.
Defying all logic, Cooper has already performed the play as part of his senior thesis at the Actors Studio Drama School, despite the fact that he clearly had to grow that mustache so people’s eyeballs didn’t melt out of their heads just looking at his beauty. Featuring Patricia Clarkson as Bradley’s costar, The Hollywood Reporter explains that “Pomerance’s play weaves Merrick’s inner humanity into a parable on beauty, innocence and dignity that shatters our illusions of normalcy.” It’s also going to shatter our notion of how good an actor Bradley Cooper is. Of course we like him, but to win us over without that gorgeous mug? That is some Tony Award-winning steez right there.
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And now in “People We Didn’t Realize We’re Dating” news, Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana have reportedly ended their relationship after three months. We’re guessing it was the mustache? That seems like a deal breaker. “They’re definitely not together,” a friend admitted to Us Weekly. The two met during the filming of The Words last year, but they made sure to keep things light. “She and Bradley weren’t super serious at all,” the source confirmed. It makes sense, considering that the two started dating just weeks after Zoe split with her long-time boyfriend, Keith Britton. But rebounding with The Sexiest Man Alive seems like a pretty good way to move on!
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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 Lopez and 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 Crystal ripping 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.
We almost didn’t want to write this one, people. Because honestly, for the first time in as long as we can remember, there were no completely egregious fails on the Oscars red carpet tonight. No gowns made out of garbage bags, no inappropriate body parts hanging out, no missing undergarments. So what follows is a list of the people whose outfits were less than than the spectacular fashions we’ve come to expect from their kind. We think we might be struck down on our very couch for daring to criticize Meryl Streep, but that gold material looks more suited for a downtown cabaret backdrop. And Melissa McCarthy, you know we love you. But we wish you would dress to show off your curves, not drape them in bags. Also, it’s really hard for men to make this list, but we’re giving an honorary mention to Bradley Cooper and his silly mustache. You are not a Williamsburg hipster form 2010, you are the Sexiest Man Alive. Now please shave.
Of course, this is just our humble opinion. Peruse the gallery below and defend or attack as you please in the comments below!
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