Legendary actress Lauren Bacall suffered a fatal stroke, Zelda Williams takes a break from social media after facing online harassment since her father’s death, Michelle Rodriguez strips down, and more celebrity news to go with your morning coffee.
The art of the interview… Some hosts have mastered this technique, and some have not. Awkward moments in celebrity interviews are like a car crash: we cringe watching them, yet we can’t look away. What happens when stars and journalists share these uncomfortable moments? Internet gold that lives on for all of eternity.
On January 1st we can start a clean slate and draft our ever crucial new year’s resolutions. Whether or not we actually achieve those goals is another matter (we’ve yet to do 2012′s spring cleaning). Nevertheless, it’s always a fun challenge to set them for ourselves…and also for our friends in Hollywood. Just like us, our celebs could use a little goal setting for 2013. Just like your mother says, we do it because we love you. Here’s our resolutions to the stars, and -most importantly- Happy New Year!
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling – We know one of Hollywood’s hottest couples is costarring in The Place Beyond the Pines in 2013 together. However, after watching the two show their comedy chops in the latest Drunk History clips, we cannot wait to see more of these two collaborate. We know the duo has some off screen chemistry, and the silver screen may not even be able to handle the hotness between them. We have a proposition for these two for 2013: more projects together, please!
Since Celebrity Deathmatch sadly remains a fictional show, we’ll have to figure out who should be cast in the upcoming Les Miserables movie, co-starring Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman, the old-fashioned way: based solely on our personal opinion! Oh, and talent and singing ability, too. We guess.
The New York Post reported today that everyone and their hotter older sister are currently up for the role of the tragic love-lorn Eponine: Glee‘s Lea Michele, Taylor Swift, Scarlett Johansson and Evan Rachel Wood. In addition to being a convincing doe-eyed heroine, Lea actually starred as young Cosette in the Broadway version of the musical. However, the Glee actress faces the same problem as Taylor Swift: you know they’d kill their big number “On My Own,” but would you buy them getting mortally wounded on the barricade while dressed in drag? (Sorry if that detail needed a spoiler alert; the book came out in 1862.) ScarJo admittedly has both the chops and the pipes necessary, but our money is on Evan Rachel Wood. She just looks like she belongs in tuberculosis-ridden 19th-century France. Who would you pick?
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Taylor Swift has certainly dated more guys in her young twenty one years than we ever did at that age. Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, JakeÃ‚Â Gyllenhaal and Chord Overstreet are all members of the Swift Hall of Fame, and now Garrett Hedlund is joining them. Swift and Hedlund went on a date on April 1 in Nashville, according to Us Weekly, and we think that the country songstress and the Country Strong star make a perfect pair.
A source explains that the two, who both seem to have a passion for country music, have “been emailing for a while,” and it was Swift’s idea to go on a date. They reportedly had dinner and called it an early night. The source also says “She has actually spent time getting to know Garrett,” so that’s nice — hopefully that means the relationship will last a while. And if not, she’ll probably use this as material for her music. Win-win?
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Glee’s Chord Overstreet and Taylor Swift attended an L.A. Kings hockey game at the Staples Center last night, leading to rumors that the two are dating. While the photographic evidence is slim (no P.D.A.s, but they certainly do look friendly), a source said they were flirting during the game. Hmm. Swift is not the type to hide her relationships—you’ll recall that even her brief dalliance with Jake Gyllenhaal was well-documented and publicized—so we’re excited by the prospect that she’s found someone closer to her own age. Swift is 21, and Overstreet just celebrated his 22nd birthday on Sunday. Check out a couple shots of the hockey nuts below.
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Gentlemen, prepare to have your Valentine’s Day plans reduced to rubble by Owl City‘s Adam Young’s valentine to Taylor Swift. Apparently last year Swift hinted at a crush on the “Fireflies” singer, confessing that she wrote “Enchanted” “about this guy that I met in New York City, and I had talked to him on email or something before, but I had never met him. And meeting him, it was this overwhelming feeling of: I really hope that you’re not in love with somebody.” Well, Young got the hint, but only after he realized Swift had hidden the letters A-D-A-M in the song’s liner notes as well as incorporated the word “wonderstruck” from one of the emails they had exchanged. “Everything about you is beautiful. You’re an immensely charming girl with a wonderful heart and more grace and elegance than I know how to describe,” Adam replied to Taylor on his website. “You are a true princess from a dreamy fairy tale; a modern Cinderella. I’m terribly sorry it’s taken me such a long time to reply but I figured Valentine’s Day was the perfect time to write this note to you and simply say… I was enchanted to meet you, too.” Boom! That’s the sound of your bouquet of red roses and heart-shaped box of chocolates being blown out of the water.
We actually think this pairing is perfect; Adam and Taylor both wear their hearts on their sleeves in a darling cartoon-woodland-creature sort of way. As if all that sweetness wasn’t enough, Young changed the lyrics to Swift’s Enchanted, singing “I was never in love with someone else / I never had somebody waiting on me / ‘Cause you were all of my dreams come true / And I just wish you knew / Taylor I was so in love with you.” Might as well take your girls to Arby’s, fellas. There ain’t no competing with this guy.
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Man, can’t one whole week go by without Taylor Swift throwing herself on her bed and sobbing into a body pillow? Jake Gyllenhaal must be dying for an angry song about him, because why else would Gyllenhaal dump Taylor Swift with no warning, and over the phone now less? According to a source reporting to US Magazine, “It was a 180-degree turn and so out of the blue.” Says another source, “Jake just told her it wasn’t working out…Taylor is really upset and hurt. She doesn’t know what she did for him to put a stop to it. She feels really burned by him.” Gyllenhaal is just sitting back and waiting for the acoustic guitar insults to start, isn’t he? Do not give him the satisfaction, Taylor! Maybe write him a jingle or a limerick, but he doesn’t deserve an epic ballad.
As if that wasn’t sniffle-inducing enough, Swift’s video for Back To December premieres today, an apologetic ballad rumored to be about ex Taylor Lautner. Taylor looks ephemeral and gorgeous as always in the winter-themed vid. They probably didn’t even plan to have fake snow falling; that’s actually angels weeping when they saw Swift getting emotional. Seriously, we will never understand how Swift can get a People’s Choice Award seemingly just by rolling out of bed, but can’t keep a decent man to save her life.
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If today the sun seemed a little bit less sunny and fewer woodland animals seemed to frolic together in the woods, it was probably because they just found out about the Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal break up.Ã‚Â “They’re over. It ended last month,” a source reported toÃ‚Â People. It did seem a little suspicious that Taylor would spend her New Year’s Eve in Nashville while Gyllenhaal partied in New York. How could they hold hands and give each other little butterfly kisses if they’re not even in the same state? You can’t go apple-picking over Skype, you guys!
While Swift and Gyllenhaal spent Thanksgiving snuggling and drawing turkeys by tracing their hands (we’re imagining that’s something they’d do), the last time the couple had been spotted out on the town together was December 9. So what do you think the song about him Taylor is currently writing will be titled? “Dear Jake?”? “Why’d I Gyllen-fall For You”? “I Blame That Accursed Anne Hathaway“?