The battle between Gwyneth Paltrow and Vanity Fair continues to heat up. While The Gossip Table reported that the actress skipped the magazine’s annual post-Oscars bash, she wasn’t the only to opt out of the event. Paltrow’s publicist pulled his long-reaching strings and convinced Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock to pass on the event. That’s right, GOOP’s got power.
The 2014 Oscars happened two days ago and we’re already over them. Who cares if American Hustle was shut out or if Leonardo DiCaprio deserved to win Best Actor over Matthew McConaughey? All we want to know is which films and which of our favorite actors are going to be in the running for an Oscar next year. Believe it or not, stars like Meryl Streep, Emma Stone and Benedict Cumberbatch are already in the 2015 Oscar race. Read more…
Meryl Streep is the greatest actress who has ever lived. No, we’re not arguing about it. She simply is. Streep has been nominated for 18 Academy Awards (including her nomination this year for Best Actress for her work in August: Osage County) and has taken the award home thrice. She can play anything from a terrifying matriarch to the steely Prime Minister of Great Britain and make us believe it. Where does her power come from? Well, it doesn’t hurt that Meryl Streep is a total boss bitch in real life.
During this awards season, Meryl Streep has been getting accolades for her role in August: Osage County. The formidable actress stars as Violet Weston, a pill-popping dame whose snide remarks have obviously led to estranged relationships with her children. We love to think of the elder women in our families as wise and comforting, but when it comes to TV and film, we’ve seen female characters whose conniving ways have reverberated through different generations.
Yesterday marked the 10-year anniversary of the hit single “Stacy’s Mom” by Fountain’s of Wayne. We all remember those catchy lyrics and, of course, the infamous music video moment. It’s a bright sunny day and Stacy’s insanely hot mom emerges from a pool, wearing a skimpy red bikini and drenched with water. Yeah, she was pretty smokin’. Poor Stacy didn’t even get a second glance. In honor of this favorite, we’ve chosen 10 hot moms from the celeb-sphere who have got it going on, even more than their daughters. We know it might be wrong, but… we’ve done it anyway.
What will Meryl Streep look like as the Witch in Into The Woods? Which celebrity makes Natalie Portman freak out? And royal enthusiasts can finally get their first look at the new Princess Diana biopic.
Has Selena Gomez given up on music now that she’s a movie star? And is her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber a good neighbor? This and more in today’s First Dibs.
The nominees for the 2013 Golden Globes were announced bright and early this morning, and the list didn’t feature a ton of surprises. Perhaps the most surprising part is that these men and women have all kept truckin’ with their acting careers despite having made some hilariously bad role choices in the past. Congrats guys, you’re an illustration of the enduring human spirit! Or maybe you all just got better agents…
To be fair, folks like Leonardo DiCaprio, Helen Hunt and Joaquin Phoenix when they made their turkeys, so they didn’t know any better. But not everyone in this list has that excuse! Ben Affleck might have a GG nod for best director with Argo, but it still doesn’t excuse the fact that he helped bring Gigli to life. And why have we all forgotten that The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies was in Snakes On A Plane, or that Alec Baldwin appeared as Mr. Conductor in the children’s train movie Thomas And The Magic Track? It’s pretty priceless!
Let’s dive deep into the IMDB page of these acclaimed thespians and pull out some truly amazing forgotten films. It’s like cinematic naked baby photos! And always remember: You too can still rise to the top, even if you’ve made a movie as bad as She-Devil.
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Call us crazy, but we think we just worked out the pattern dictating Lindsay Lohan‘s life: a great thing happens, followed by a terrible thing, followed by another great thing. For example, just this year it’s been: filming Liz & Dick, fender bender, shooting The Canyons, uh…another fender bender. Since we just reported that Lilo will allegedly star in a music video from Lady Gaga’s new album, it stands to reason we would also have to report that Lohan threw a tantrum at a famous person’s birthday party. It’s just statistics at this point!
Now, we’re using the phrase “famous person” loosely as we are referring to Clint Eastwood‘s reality star daughter Francesca Eastwood, but either way sources reported that Lindsay flipped out when she spotted Francesca partying at L.A.’s Bootsy Bellows. “She was yelling ‘I’m a star, she’s a nobody, get her out of here!’” they claimed. “One poor guy came over and tried to calm [Lindsay] down and she acted aggressively. At that point the security told her to leave and it was totally embarrassing. She is acting like some bad ’80s film star, and it is hard to watch because she needs help.” Seeing as how Francesca’s party was almost certainly being filmed, we could potentially get a glimpse of Lindsay’s meltdown on TV. But that would require Lindsay signing a waiver to appear on the show, which she…wouldn’t do? Let’s check the pattern again. It’s the only way to know what to expect!
Oh man, this has hit plenty of people pretty hard. Amazing screenwriter, director, author and three-time Oscar winner Nora Ephron died of leukemia last night at 71. Where would movie history be without classics like Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally and You’ve Got Mail? Not only was she a genius in the romantic-comedy genre, but she could also write a hell of a drama— Silkwood. She could write beautifully, period. Her essay collection I Feel Bad About My Neck is also evidence of that.
Considering her career spanned decades, she also ended up inspiring many generations of stars, and made some very close friends in the business, along the way. They’re all grieving over her sudden, sad passing. Close pal, Meryl Streep, told the New York Times, “You could call on her for anything: doctors, restaurants, recipes, speeches, or just a few jokes, and we all did it, constantly. She was an expert in all the departments of living well.” There have also been a series of tweets from a diverse selection of celebrities, all expressing their sorrow. Steve Martin wrote, “She was the one you wanted to read, to listen to, to be in the company of. Nora Ephron. Incomparable wit; delightful friend. Sadness reigns.” One of the younger celebrities, inspired by her career, Kaley Cuoco has tweeted, “RIP Nora Ephron Loved her work Loved her direction Loved her writing Blessings and thoughts to her family.”
We have a selection of tweets after the jump from people like Bette Midler, Jessica Biel, Debra Messing, Russell Simmons and Sarah Silverman. Justin Timberlake‘s tweet is right below. Our sincere condolences go out to her family and friends. She sounded like one incredible lady.