Tuesday, Mariah Carey didn’t show up to a pre-tape session for NBC’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting. Since Carey’s been late to past live tree lighting performances, NBC figured taping her a day early would work. The Gossip Table tells us how the singer wound up appearing in last night’s live show.
A lot of celebrities had double duty on Saturday night as there were a number of Super Bowl parties happening in New Orleans, most notably the GQ Super Bowl Party with Lil Wayne performing and the DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl, where Justin Timberlake brought Jay-Z onstage. The celebs at the earlier party were pretty casual, but they cleaned up quite nicely for the evening to-do. Except Josh Hutcherson and Chace Crawford, who showed up in denim and a baseball cap and a lot of facial scruff, respectively. They should have taken style cues from Ryan Kwanten and Matt Bomer who both nailed it in sharp suits.
Of course, our eyes were trained on one very gorgeous Ian Somerhalder who turned out in a simple black shirt and jeans. Simple … but perfect, as always. The two ladies in attendance also did quite nicely. Kate Upton slicked on some red lipstick, twisted her hair up in a messy updo and slid into some skinny black pants, a leather bomber jacket and a pair of dark cherry-pointed pumps. Can’t really go wrong with that, right? Hayden Panettiere also took on a three-piece combination but topped hers with a white blazer and beautifully ironed shiny hair. The piece de resistance was her neon orange pumps. It takes a lot to upstage Kate, but we think Hayden managed it. Have a look at our gallery below to see full-length pictures of everyone in attendance.
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We all get by with a little help from our friends, but celebs even more so. After all, Hollywood is a tough biz, and the only way to survive the ups and downs of Tinseltown is by surrounding yourself with a few true pals who will stick by your side in good times as well as during the bumps and slumps. We’ve long loved the enduring bond Oprah Winfrey and her BFF Gayle King share, and got teary-eyed this awards season watching Busy Phillips escort her nominated pal Michelle Williams to every event in town. And who can resist dudes like Tom Sturridge and Robert Pattinson and Jay-Z and Kanye West, who are always on hand to support each other’s personal and professional triumphs?
And then there are gals like Snooki and J-Woww, who have stuck by each other from day one in the Jersey Shore house. Through booze, bitch slaps, anonymous note-leaving, Vinny sex and drunken fights on the streets of Italy, they’ve never left each other’s side. The girls have a new reality show premiering tonight on MTV chronicling — what else? — the ups and downs of their friendship. In honor of their unbreakable bond, we’ve got 35 of the Most Adorable Celebrity Besties in the gallery below. Have a fave pair? Shout ‘em out in the comments.
This is one serious lucky break for Chace Crawford, whose marijuana case just got dismissedÃ‚Â in a Texan court. To jog your memories, Chace was arrested last year in June because he was found with underÃ‚Â Ã‚Â two ounces of marijuana in his possession while in Plano, Texas. The arrest was made a little after midnight when he was in a car with a friend of his and cops found one joint on them.
Now, more than a year later, the judge presiding over the case has dismissed it so Chace is off the hook. Apparently, the Gossip Girl actor made a deal with prosecutors which involved him doing community service and staying drug-free for a year. The former half of the agreement has already been done as Chace’s lawyers offered proof that he had performed 80 hours of community service a hospital and church in Texas. The judge seemed satisfied with the evidence so Chace is now out of hot water.
How hot is Elizabeth Hurley in that red dress? Chace Crawford‘s character, Nate Archibald, certainly seems to think so as he pulls Liz’s character Diana Payne aside in what seems to be a pretty steamy encounter. Ã‚Â They’re shooting on location in New York City, and we can’t wait for the new season, guys! But what we really want to know is if this scene is indicative of a larger Diana-Nate storyline? Nate’s still single at the end of season 4, and since he’s always down for a hook-up, it could very well be an option. Remember, Liz’s character is supposed to be a “Ã‚Â sexy, smart, self-made media mogul and all-around force to be reckoned with…” Yeah, Nate’s totally going to try get some.
Katie Holmes hasn’t really worked the romantic comedy angle since the 2004 flop First Daughter, but it looks like she’s giving the genre another try. The Hollywood Reporter says that producers at Cannes are looking to pre-sell the international rights for Responsibile Adults, which will feature Katie as a woman who realizes she used to babysit her young boyfriend, to be played by Chace Crawford. Though since the age difference between the actors is only about seven years, we wouldn’t say this really qualify as some cougar biz.
Holmes has been pretty busy of late, with the Guillermo Del Toro-produced thriller Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark and Jack & Jill with Adam Sandler set to come out later this year (her Sundance stinker The Son Of No One, with Channing Tatum and Al Pacino, is still waiting for a release date). While none of her recent roles—even that high-profile turn as Jackie Kennedy in The Kennedys—has grabbed critics or audiences, you certainly can’t fault her work ethic.
There’s a reason why Donald Trump looks so glum in this picture, while John Legend and girlfriend Chrissy Teigen look like they’re having a ball. Celebrities flocked to Washington D.C on Saturday for the White House Correspondent’s Association dinner and as usual the glam factor was pretty high. But the best part of the evening was that Trump was trumped by President Barack Obama and later, by Seth Meyers, who made some pointed jokes at The Donald’s expense in response to the “birther” debate.
Obama cracked some big ones like, “I know he’s taken some flack lately, but no one is prouder to put this birth certificate issue to rest than Donald, and that’s because he can get back to the issues that matter, like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?” Meyers rubbed it in even further with jibes like, “Donald Trump often appears on Fox, which is ironic, because a fox often appears on Donald Trump’s head.” Ouch. Donald’s massive ego must’ve taken an even more massive beating!
Now you see why Trump looks dyspeptic, right? But even he can’t deny that the dinner was an amazing success. The ladies looked gorgeous in full-length gowns (except Michelle Trachtenberg who needs to take it easy on the goth lipstick). Mila Kunis, Anna Paquin, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson and a very pregnant Alyssa Milano hit it out of the ball park. Paula Abdul looked pretty fantastic too—surprise surprise. The men repp’d it with the likes of Ian Somerhalder, Chris Colfer and Chace Crawford looking sharp in their suits. This also happens to be the night Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn made their hand-holding public. Page Six reports that Scarlett and Sean were all over each other at dinner with a source revealing, “She plopped down in his lap, and they were kissing.” We may not have pictures of their make-out sesh, but we do have plenty of the rest of the stars in all their finery. Check them out in our gallery below.
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Oh to be have been a fly on the wall for that conversation! Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal reunited briefly at an Oscar after party, but unlike Chace Crawford and Emma Roberts‘ romantic interlude, this one was a lot more terse. You’ll hear all about on Swift’s next album, of course.
In case you can’t wait that long — we certainly couldn’t — some nosey sources spilled the story to People. One of them commented, “They were outside near the restroom having a discussion. It seemed a bit more serious — it certainly wasn’t a ‘Hi, how are you?’ talk”. Of course it wasn’t. Because Taylor was telling Jake all about Chord Overstreet and how it’s so over for Swyellenhaal and ON for SwiftStreet. We kid, but we’re hoping it went something like that. Another source revealed that it, “seemed they were catching up, sorting something out.” Post their little discussion Jakey G left the building leaving Swift to party with two girlfriends and “they completely kept to themselves. She couldn’t be bothered by anyone.” We know how that conversation went. It probably started at, “Who the f— does he think he is” and ended at “Someone pass me my guitar”. Start writing that song, girl!
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Oscar after parties must be the perfect place to hook up! Everyone’s looking their best, liquor’s flowing and you have a pick of stars — both movie and TV — around in the same general area much like a real life look-book. We’d be smitten the entire time. A girl after our own heart is Emma Roberts who reportedly has taken quite a shine towards Chace Crawford. Where did this supposed infatuation kick in? Like we said earlier, at romance central AKA, an Oscar after party.
Emma and Chace apparently couldn’t stop flirting at Elton John‘s AIDS Foundations Acadamy Award Viewing party on Sunday night. Sources say they kept sneaking off together on cigarette breaks, and seemed to have eyes only for each other. It’s also being said they came back once holding hands, but backed off once inside. Which is basically the equivalent of … look at us! We’re being coy! The final verdict according to sources is, “Emma is clearly smitten with Chace. They weren’t making out, but you could tell they had a definite chemistry and were into one another.” Now all we have to do is wait and see is if they’re actually hanging out, or if it was just a case of Oscar fever.
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Let’s for a second forget about Christina Aguilera flubbing the national anthem on Super Bowl Sunday, and focus on Hayden Panettiere here, at the 5th Annual Beach Bowl held at Victory Park, in Dallas, Texas. By the looks of her expression, one would think she screwed up majorly, right? Not so much, because she won the Most Inspirational Player at the celebrity heavy event revealing, “I won an award – for football. It has to be because the ball hit me in the face.” Will wonders ever cease.
Held one day before the Super Bowl, this years beachy ball game featured Team Palladia with the likes of Josh Duhamel and Joe Manganiello and assistant coach, Matthew Morrison, proving brawn really doesn’t always come up trumps. Beauty either, because they had last years MVP, Marissa Miller, too. They lost to Team Spike that had Panettiere, Jerry Ferrara (who won Most Valuable Player), Jessica Szhor and Chace Crawford. But getting back to this picture, we’re guessing someone clicked right before that ball smacked Hayden in the face. Check out our gallery for more photo’s of sporty stars.[Photos: Splash News Online/Getty Images]