It’s not unusual to gain high expectations about your high school career from movies. Obviously, children of the newer generations should assume not everyone would bust out into song and dance a la High School Musical — the same way pre-teens during the release of Grease accepted their sad, songless fate. But that doesn’t mean people don’t fall for the other myths movies perpetrate. Read more…
Naya Rivera and Big Sean’s break up got a lot nastier last week when Rivera accused Sean of cheating on her and cheating her out of some bling. Right before it was publicly confirmed that their engagement was over, Rivera tweeted, and then deleted, that Sean stole Rolexes from her home. Of course, the rapper has denied these charges, but it does give him the dubious honor of being yet another celebrity accused of stealing…
So the news from this morning that Bravo is planning to make a TV series sequel to the 1989 cult classic Heathers is being met with a whole lot of skepticism. The story’s supposed to pick up 20 years later when Veronica (Winona Ryder’s character) moves back to town with her daughter, who has to deal with “the Ashleys,” who happen to be the daughters of Heather Duke and Heather McNamara. It is hard not to picture this as messing with a classic. But we want to reserve judgment. After all, it could be the next Awkward.! And anyway, we should be happy today, at least, since this news means we can revel in some Heathers nostalgia! Everywhere we’ve looked, bloggers have been uttering our favorite quotes, from “F— me gently with a chainsaw” to “What is your damage?” I am now kicking myself for losing my list of the movie’s best lines, which I wrote down during the Christian Slater movie marathon I hosted at my house in 1991.
As it turns out, looking up quotes from the movie is way more fun that catching up with Ryder, Slater, Shannen Doherty and company, because now that we look back, this was the best work of their careers. Here’s what everyone’s been up to…
What’s hot, hard, and runs on Windows XP or higher? It’s robots of course! Our artificially intelligent friends have been heating up screens both large and small with their lab-crafted good looks for decades. They may not have feelings, but then again we’ve always been attracted to emotional unavailability. From Weird Science‘s Kelly LeBrock and Jude Law in A.I. to Jeri Ryan in Star Trek: Voyager and even that Svedka Vodka ad, you don’t have to be well versed in C++ or QBasic to appreciate the sizzling appeal of these machines!
Ridley Scott’s latest epic Prometheus opens wide today, starring Michael Fassbender as hunky android David. We haven’t seen it yet, but we think he’s definitely in the running for one of the hottest robots in pop culture history. But there are so many to choose from! Check out the gallery below for our list of the 20 sexiest robots of all time. With hot bots like these, who needs humans? Did we miss any? Disagree with our ranking? Let us know in the comments!
From stealing our hearts as goth teenager Lydia Deetz in Beetlejuice to starring in cult classic Heathers to her famously sticky fingers in the early-00s, to reviving her A-List status as a retired and ragey dancer in Black Swan, Winona Ryder is an irrefutable big screen queen. We adore the doe-eyed lovably-looney actress and can think of no better way to celebrate her 40th birthday (Yes, 40. We’re all old farts.) than to take a trip down memory lane. [Photos: New World Pictures, Getty Images, Fox Searchlight]
Although only seventeen, Justin Bieber has just raised the bar for date nights, and revolutionized the concept of “dinner and a movie” forever. The teen singer rented out all of L.A.’s Staples Center on Friday night to watch Titanic with his lady love, Selena Gomez. Somewhere, James Cameron is shedding a single tear. Friends of the Biebs told TMZ that he got the idea after watching Mr. Deeds, in which Adam Sandler has a surprise date with Winona Ryder at an empty Madison Square Garden. But while Sandler only plays a romantic millionaire in the movie, Bieber is the real deal and brought the fantasy to life…with a few touches of his own thrown in.
The couple began their evening by attending a Demi Lovato concert at the nearby Nokia Theater. Once the show ended, Justin reportedly told Selena to follow him through the underground tunnel that connects the theater to the massive Staples Center. They arrived to find themselves alone in the 20,000 seat arena, with the lights dimmed and a candle-lit table for two set on the court. The love birds were served a dinner of steak and pasta catered by the venue’s exclusive Lexus Club, and when they finished eating Titanic started playing on the Jumbotron.
You hear that? That’s the sound of a million girls swooning, and a million guys screaming in frustration. The best part is that Justin didn’t even have to pay to use the arena. That’s what happens when your concerts fill the place three times in a row. We’ve gotta hand it to the kid, he’s got game. Leo may be king of the world, but Biebs is king of the date nights. Well played.
It’s official: when Mel’s on the booze, don’t bring up the Jews. Winona Ryder tells GQ that she knew Mel Gibson was an anti-Semitic homophobe waaaaay before you did: “I remember, like, fifteen years ago, I was at one of those big Hollywood parties. And he was really drunk. I was with my friend, who’s gay. He made a really horrible gay joke. And somehow it came up that I was Jewish. He said something about ‘oven dodgers,’ but I didn’t get it. I’d never heard that before. It was just this weird, weird moment. I was like, ‘He’s anti-Semitic and he’s homophobic.’ No one believed me!” Actually, GLAAD protested his Braveheart over a homophobic subplot in 1995, but if she wants to feel ahead of the curve, fine.
Though she’s willing to discuss the hell that is Mel, don’t ask Winona about her drug-fueled shoplifting days. “It’s just like, nothing… I don’t, like, even… I mean, I know people still… I apologize, ’cause I understand the curiosity. I just don’t really want to go there.” It’s cool, Winny. Keep serving up dish about stars bigger than you and we’ll happily let it slide.
Oh Winona, love of our ’90s life, how we’ve missed you. After an amazing turn inBlack Swan, Winona Ryderopens up about what’s going on in her life…including her romantic situation. While Ryder is “knock on wood” hoping to have kids, “I remember being at this bar called Tosca in San Francisco, and I met this guy one night. He was really cute, and we were talking, and then, like, he just said something about how he had always had a crush on me. And I was suddenly mistrustful about why he was talking to me. I wanted to be just a normal girl flirting with a normal guy. It’s like you meet people, and they know this stuff about you,” Ryder says. Winona just wants guys to know the real, kleptomaniacal her. Is that so wrong?
Winona also delves into why she hasn’t made as many films in recent years. “If I don’t relate to the [project], even if it’s something that I should do, it’s hard for me to say yes. I’m the type who’d rather not work than work on something I’m not into. I’ve done that a couple of times, and I feel like I can totally see it in my performance.” So why in the name of Kevin James will she be starring in The Dilemma with Vince “Electric cars are gay” Vaughn? Winona might still be one of our favorite actresses, but let’s put it this way: once someone dates Tom Green, we can never really trust their judgment again. [Photo: Getty Images]
Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky‘s film about rival ballet dancers Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, premiered last night in New York. The film marks a turning point for Kunis, who up until now has generally made lighter, more comedic films. We haven’t seen the movie yet but we can say for sure that Kunis, who plays the titular Black Swan in the film, stole the show on the red carpet last night—she’s clearly making the transition to serious films flawlessly. Her co-star Portman also looked amazing, although we’re wondering why she chose to carry a copy of Lolita around with her all night—is this some hollow-book-as-purse Etsy trend we’re unaware of, or does she just love the book that much?
Check out all the stars—including the return of Winona Ryder!—in our gallery below.
It looks like Leighton Meester didn’t realize that “black tie” is just a figure of speech, or maybe she just didn’t care. She shouldn’t, because she still looked amazing arriving at New York’s Gotham Independent Film awards in a sleek suit. Any excuse to rock the Annie Hall look is fine by us, and it’s a far cry from the butt baring attire the Gossip Girl wore out a few weeks ago.
Tons of other stars showed up too, including the Hot Young Actress Holy Trinity: Anne Hathaway,Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman. Legends Bill Murray and Robert Duvall were also in attendance, as were old favorites Winona Ryder and Amanda Peet (long time no see, guys). Check out the faces and the fashions in the gallery below!