There’s been a whole lot of neutral and black going on this awards season, and that rather works to the advantage of the stars who chose the path less traveled and wore bold colors to the SAG Awards. They stand out all the more with their blues, pinks, greens and reds. From Emily Blunt’s bright green Oscar de la Renta to Jessica Chastain’s delicious blue Calvin Klein collection, the rainbow of gowns was all the more brilliant by the sun shining during the arrivals. Thank you, brave actors for making us sit up and take notice of you before you go off to congratulate yourselves for being brave actors.
We actually had a scorecard ready to mark how many offensive things Ricky Gervais said at tonight’s Golden Globes, but it seems that he decided to leave the raunch and insults to others. Most of it, at least. Anyway, here are our favorite silly, cute, funny and moving moments from the 69th annual awards show, in semi-chronological order:
» Ricky Gervais said he wasn’t allowed to joke about Mel Gibson, or Jodie Foster’s Beaver. “I haven’t seen it myself; that doesn’t mean it’s not any good.”
» Ricky continued his amusing relationship with Johnny Depp by asking him onstage: “Have you seen The Tourist?” To which Depp answered, “No.”
»Julianne Moore and Rob Lowe very gracefully overcame a TelePrompTer fail. And Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern tripped UP the stairs. And during one cutaway, we saw Dame Helen Mirren chewing. Thus proving stars’ humanness once again.
» While standing next to Kate Beckinsale, Seth Rogen said, “Hello, I’m Seth Rogen, and I’m currently trying to hide a massive erection. ” And then the camera cut away to a show of Jodie Foster’s kids, for some reason.
» Speaking of kids, daughters seemed to be a big theme of the night. Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy winner Michelle Williams thanked her daughter, Matilda, for putting up with having months of bedtime stories in which “all the princesses were read aloud in a Marilyn Monroe voice.” Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series or Miniseries winner Peter Dinklage thanked his daughter who was home with her first babysitter. Best Director winner Martin Scorsese thanked his daughter, Francesca, for introducing him to the book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, on which Hugo is based.
The nominees for the 2012 People’s Choice Awards — the bane of all snooty critics — have been announced. And since you can go ahead and see all of the nominees when you go to vote (through December 6) for the show’s winners, to be announced in the January 11 ceremony, we thought we’d concentrate on some important numbers revealed on the list.
9: Nominations for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (including Favorite Movie, four of the five nods for Favorite Actor Under 25 and Favorite Book Adaptation)
0: Nominations for Deathly Hallows, Part 1, which came out last November and missed last year’s cut-off.
7: Nominations for Katy Perry, who, in addition to the expected music categories received nods for Favorite Animated Movie Voice (for Smurfs) and TV guest star (How I Met Your Mother).
It would be hard to overstate how much Apple co-founder Steve Jobs transformed our lives, from getting a mouse into our hands to introducing the touch screen, from how we listen to music to how we talk face-to-face on our mobile phones. In the end, Jobs definitely delivered on his “Think Different” advertising slogan. So it’s not surprising that celebs from every walk of life took to Twitter and Facebook like the rest of us to share their condolences upon hearing that he lost his battle to cancer at the age of 56. R.I.P. Steve.
“Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. From all of us at #Obama2012, thank you for the work you make possible every day-including ours.”
An innovator. Contributed so much to this generation & beyond. RIP Steve Jobs.
“The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come. For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.”
La La Vasquez
RIP Steve Jobs…praying for your family..thank YOU for all YOU’VE done to change our world and our way of thinking..
The only thing we like more than seeing Jane Lynch hit Cory Monteith in the face in this new Glee dodgeball video…nothing. That is the thing we like the most. Coming in a close second, however, is Lea Michele‘s Glee Season 3 plot points, which the star is happy to spill before the show’s premiere on Sept. 20. “I know that I’m going to be in the high school musical, which I can’t say but it’s one of my dream roles–not Fanny Brice [of "FUNNY GIRL"],” Michele explained, adding “I know that they’re going back to a lot of classic songs. From the first script it was not a lot of top 10 songs but older songs, which I love and am so excited to sing–and lots of Broadway.” We can already hear the far-off squeaking of excited Gleeks! Unless that squeaking is just the satisfying sound of rubber hitting Mark Slling‘s face.
As for a rumored Glee spin-off, Michele dodges the question like it rocketed from the cannon-like arm of Sue Sylvester herself. “You know what’s so funny is that I feel like so many people are looking so far ahead,” she says. “And honestly for me, I know what is coming up for Rachel this season, and I’m so excited for that so I try not to get too far ahead of myself, and I’m just focused on what I have to do right now.” Right, which would be throwing yourself in front of Artie like a human shield.
And to think, just a few short years ago, Jane Lynch’s cough syrup addiction would have allowed the actress to believe that hideous jacket was only a figment of her imagination. It’s the only upside! Today, however, the Glee “Fashion” music video features the cast promoting NYC’s Fashion Night Out on September 8 by belting out David Bowie‘s ode to the beautiful people.
While some of them look amazing (What, what, Lea Michele in a Balmain mini-dress), other did not, like Lynch and Darren Criss, who spents the entire video locked in a death match with that red three-piece suit over our attention. It goes without saying that Chris Colfer appears to have spent the summer rehearsing his fiercest face with his drama instructor (in addition to dealing withGlee firing rumors) and Heather Morris would look amazing in Hammer pants and our gym t-shirt, which is great since that’s exactly what they had her wearing.
Jane Lynch is pretty damn good at playing at playing tough-as-nails, no-nonsense characters. And it’s no wonder, because she’s fought some pretty hard battles in her life. In addition to alcoholism, the 51-year old actress has recently opened up about an addiction to NyQuil cough syrup. She turned to the medicine, which has similar properties to alcohol, after giving up drinking over twenty years ago. “Though no longer drinking Miller Lite I was in need of something to soothe me,” she writes in her upcoming memoir, Happy Accidents. “The fact that NyQuil had alcohol in it was not something I acknowledged at all. I still considered myself on the wagon.”
She says that her problems escalated during a ten month stint acting in a Broadway play. “I was miserable the whole time,” she continued. “I’d close the drapes, take a swig of NyQuil, toast with a simple ‘bye bye’ and go into a deep sleep.” But the real breaking point came after a night of partying with the cast. “I smoked myself into oblivion that night. I still felt like crap and even lonelier that I had felt before.” She credits the incident with making her go to Alcoholics Anonymous, and she’s been sober ever since. And now that she’s wed her longtime partner Lara Embry, it’s safe to say that she’s indeed gleeful.
If you thought the 2011 Emmy Awards might feature fewer Glee references than last year’s, you are sorely mistaken. Fox announced that comedienne Jane Lynch, best known for playing coach Sue Sylvester on the hit show, will host the ceremony this September. “Jane was my first—and only—choice as the host for this year’s Primetime Emmys, and I am glad she said ‘yes,’ said executive producer Mark Burnett in a statement. “I am tickled pink to be hosting,” said Lynch. “I’m looking forward to singing, dancing and sporting my finest tracksuit.” Yup, there ya go.
On top of performing with her Glee co-stars and host Jimmy Fallon as part of last year’s opening number, Lynch took home Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy (coincidentally, 2009 host Neil Patrick Harris won an Oustanding Guest Actor In A Comedy trophy last year for his Glee appearance). The nominations have yet to be announced, but we wouldn’t be shocked if she gets another shot at a trophy this year, too. Lynch is the first woman to host the show alone since Ellen DeGeneres last hosted in 2005, though Heidi Klum was one of the five hosts in 2008.
Glee‘s Sue Sylvester might come off like a heartless fiend 99.4% of the time, but her inner human being emerges whenever she’s with her trusty Cheerio sidekick Becky or older sister Jean, played by Robin Trocki; both characters are portrayed by actresses who have Downs Syndrome. Now Jane Lynch’s R-Word video has her working with cast mate Lauren Potter to choreograph a little anti-prejudice routine against those who would use the word “retarded” as an insult. Using some particularly NSFW language (in the best, most up-lifting way possible, seriously) and comparisons to other forms of hate speech, Lynch and Potter are putting haters on blast, though sadly not with Sue’s out-of-control human cannon, like we might have wished.