Some major television star power showed up at the NBC Upfront preview party in New York on Monday, representing a fair amount of our favorite shows and new ones we can’t wait to see. One of those would be Parks and Recreation and the shows lead, Amy Poehler looked like a stone cold fox in a Nicole Miller dress, House of Lavande jewelry and an All Saints leather jacket. Other funny ladies, Up All Night co-stars Maya Rudolph and Christina Applegate also represented. Eva Longoria was glam in a deep red Alberta Ferretti dress with Brian Atwood pumps. She probably made sure not to stand right next to Jenny McCarthy, whose sexy fuchsia shift would have clashed horribly next to it!
Man, if you thought shooting Season 4 of Community was going to be awkward already, you were totally right! But now even more so! While cohosting Live! With Kelly this morning, Community star Joel McHale put in his two cents about the ongoing potty-mouthed voice mail feud between Chevy Chase and the show’s creator Dan Harmon. “And as I’ve said before, we said it on The Soup, it’s impossible because there’s no way Chevy could figure out voicemail,” McHale cracks to Kelly Ripa. “He hibernates for nine months out of the year, and when you wake someone up, they’re very disoriented and a lot of the time they don’t know what they’re saying.” Oh no, that’s bears, Joel! You’re thinking of bears!
And this after all those f-bomb-laced rants Chevy left on Harmon’s phone. Because Donald Glover was going to have to break the icy silence around the craft services table anyway, Joel took the opportunity to get in few more completely unnecessary digs at Chase’s behalf. “Maybe I should bait him into it.” McHale joked after Kelly suggested he get himself some fame off the feud. “‘Come on, you wuss, leave me a message.’” Chevy is probably fumbling confusedly with an iPhone as we speak! If someone tells him how to get to Contacts, Joel, you better watch your back.
Aw, remember when Bradley Cooper was just a sweet newspaper reporter with an unrequited crush on his superspy best friend? We doubt Alias‘ Will would believe today’s news — that Brad is People‘s Sexiest Man Alive — but the rest of us aren’t so surprised. Especially not those of us who saw this video of him speaking French. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdsoFZxk7DU Just don’t forget those of us who loved you way back when!
While the 2011 Emmy Best Dressed list might contain some undeniably gorgeous ensembles, the Emmy Worst Dressed List is equally long and illustrious. From Gwyneth Paltrow‘s midriff-baring goth prom dress to Paz de la Huerta‘s lavender lip gloss and runaway weave to James Woods‘ apparent Botox overdose, the stars were getting hot and sloppy at the 63rd Annual Emmy Awards. The question, of course, is: who was the hottest and the sloppiest?
Having seen her in both Gilmore Girls and most recently, Bridesmaids, we’re kinda loving Melissa McCarthy. Joel Mchale has been floating our boats for a while too. Put them in a video together and viola! You have comedic magic! Melissa is making the Emmy announments this week, and the Community star is helping her prepare for this mission, as he hosted last year. Like full-on Training Day style. So when Melissa promises him “she’ll do things with her hands” in return for his help and tutelage, Joel is ready with a plan. The tasks she has to complete include waxing his car, catching golf balls with her mouth and running around trying to catch a chicken. Because that’s what hosts must do, people. They, “must feel nothing. NOTHING.” It’s like he’s a modern day Mr Miyagi. Best video ever.
Spy Kids 4: All The Time In the World looks like a blast and we’re totally going to watch it. There…we said it. We haven’t been huge fans of the Spy Kids franchise so far because the graphics always seemed a little cheesy (though our little nieces and nephews loved them). But this fourth installment seems to have sorted out its technical issues. It also helps that the film has Joel McHale (we’re big Community fans) and Jessica Alba, as the bewildered dad and alter ego’d mom. We’re really liking Jess in this, especially when she goes all slinky in her spy mode! Add two cool kid actors (Rowan Blanchard and Mason Cook) who aren’t precious at all and a robot British accented dog who kicks butt and we’re sold! Extra bonus: Jeremy Piven is in this too!
Anna Faris‘ romantic comedy What’s Your Number? doesn’t come out in America until this fall, but the international trailer—despite a visual quality that suggests it was found on a VHS tape from 1998—should definitely get you excited. Among the ex-boyfriends Anna hunts down to see if she missed “the one” are Andy Samberg, Zachary Quinto, Joel McHale, Anthony Mackie, Thomas Lennon, Martin Freeman and real-life husband Chris Pratt, with Chris Evans playing the helpful cad next door who probably winds up being Mr. Right.
Despite the predictability of the plot, Faris (who was an executive producer on the film) clearly holds her own against this formidable line-up of funny guys—we want to see more of when her fake English accent slips into “full Borat.” Plus Number, based the novel 20 Times A Lady and written by Seinfeld/Simpsons scribe Jennifer Crittenden and Scrubs writer Gabrielle Allen, looks way more enjoyably Apatow-ian than your usual movie about a woman afraid to face 30 on her own. Now you just have to wait until late September to see it!
The FABLife is playing March Celebrity Madness this month, putting 64 of our favorite stars into brackets and having you vote to decide our ultimate FAB icon. First we’ll be pitting four similar celebs against each other in the divisionals, with the winners pairing (and squaring) off in our Sweet 16 until only one is left standing. It’s just like the NCAA, except…ok, it’s nothing like the NCAA.
Our fourth category concerns the cult smash Community, clearly one of the coolest comedies on TV, containing one of the cutest casts as well (that’s called “alliteration,” fyi). While it pains us to leave the rest of stars off the poll (especially the exceptionally alliterative Gillian Jacobs and Chevy Chase), we had to go with Soup server Joel McHale, Mad Men minx Alison Brie, shoulda-been-Spider-ManDonald Glover and darling Danny Pudi for our featured four (it never gets old, folks). The polls don’t close until Friday, March 25th, so vote early and vote often!
rnrnMark Zuckerberg may be Time’s Person Of The Year, but you have to do a lot more than siphon our intellectual property rights and be played by Jesse Eisenberg in a guaranteed award-show sweeper to make our short-list. No, we prefer to acknowledge those who made us laugh, made us hot and made us think about how hot and funny they were. The celebrities—and celebrity body parts—praised below may not have revolutionized the internet, but they certainly made it a more entertaining place to surf. Click on the jump to find out who each TheFABLife contributor thinks defined fabulosity in 2010.rnrn Read more…