It was the night before Halloween, and spooks of all stripes were gathered at the Highline Ballroom to hear the comedy stylings of a familiar voice—that of Alex Borstein, who plays Lois Griffin on Family Guy. Of all the costumed guests who had shown up for “What’s So Bloody Funny?” a comedic benefit event for the National Hemophilia Foundation, the Transom’s award for best getup went to a black guy dressed as Walter White, one of the more cerebral Breaking Bad references we’d see this year. Read More
And in today’s outrage to your sensibilities:
Scott Disik, aka Mr. Kourtney Kardashian aka Douchebag Bateman aka The Power Plover (ironic because he loves to kill alligators to make his shoes, Circle of Life, Hakuna Matata) has taking time out of his busy schedule of ignoring his children in order to make insane demands on unwitting journalists who for some reason believe he is a person of interest. Read More
The Alamo Drafthouse, the Austin-based movie theater chain has some pretty intense rules against texting. In fact, if you complain to them about their policy against texting during a feature, they will turn your voicemail into a viral video.
The Drafthouse is so intense about this issue, not even celebrities are exempt from the No-Texting rule, even if they weren’t in an Alamo theater at the time! Queen Madge earned herself a lifelong ban when she was caught using her Blackberry during a screening at The New York Film Festival over the weekend, and for invoking some colorful language when asked to stop. Read More
Here’s the thing that people don’t understand about red carpet events: They imagine this glamorous lifestyle where Will Smith or the members of N’Sync will come and chit-chat with you about what they’re wearing or how excited they are to be there, and you’ll all laugh like you’re old friends while someone films the entire thing. (So that is why you should get super dressed up, ladies!)
The reality, most of the time, is a lot more like manual labor camps. You and hundreds of other people are assigned a place based on numerical order and how important the staff deems you to be. For example, print media is just before online websites, but after the radio and everyone else. (Sorry, really disillusioned lady from Elle.com!) You are sent to mingle in a holding pen, crammed in with hundreds of other hungry, crazy-eyed journos and magazine freelancers, some of whom will take up inordinate amounts of space with their equipment and some of whom will be openly agitated and/or weeping. When someone sneezes inside these close quarters, you think, this is how epidemics are started.”
You are not allowed to leave your little cattle pen, until someone with a clipboard and eight burly bodyguards starts barking out numbers, of which you are one, because that is all you are to them—a number. You scramble to get up and enter the arena, where you are escorted past the salivating fans straight out of The Hunger Games and marched all the way to some previously unknown area of the perimeter, right next to the dumpsters. There is a gate separating you from the red carpet. You cannot cross that gate; that is verboten. But if you’re lucky, like at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) there will be a little place card on the floor with your publication on it, making it harder for poachers to snatch your spot.
Then you wait for two hours while deafening screams reach your little annex in Siberia. What is going on? No one can say. The fans have a better view than you do. Read More
Besides the other big Kardashian Klan news–that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West drank some NyKuil and named their child “Kaidence Donda West,” and that Mr. West’s album dropped today–the real story today is that Kourtney Kardashian finally allowed her husband, professional suspenders model Scott Disik, fulfill his destiny as a Patrick Bateman impersonator to promote his almost-brother-in-law’s record, Yeezus.
So besides the fact that the collaboration between Mr. Disick and Mr. West is a total rip-off of the brilliant Miles Fisher’s video for his cover of The Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place,” we can all rest easy knowing that Mr. Disick has finally found his lot in life as one of his wife’s sister’s baby daddy’s entourage. Read More
Jennifer Aniston®, a real person who is currently planning her human wedding, has been employed by Smartwater® to make a “viral advertisement” for Smartwater. In case anyone was confused and thought the new spot–which features Ryan Seacrest and Jimmy Kimmel–is actually security footage from the actress’s home, as it purports to be. Read More
While conducting a new Interview chat with Mila Kunis, James Franco indicated that another costar of his is something of a diva:
The movie is a comedy, but it’s kind of an outrageous one, and this actress—I won’t say who, but she had a smaller role in the film—walked off the movie in Read More
Did you know that they had to redub all of Tom Hardy’s lines in the opening scene of The Dark Knight Rises because audiences at an IMAX preview in December found it 100% impossible to understand what Bane was mumble-yelling about? It’s true!
But even without the metal mask on, the British actor isn’t exactly Sir Alec Guinness, as evidenced from this 1998 male modeling contest on a public access channel. The considerably leaner Hardy-boy manages to get booed during Q&A despite only saying four words. Read More
Now that Tom Cruise is single again, we found ourselves looking back to the innocent beginnings of his relationship with Katie Holmes–and no, not just the part where she disappeared for weeks and then showed up on his arm in Italy! We refer, instead, to the apocryphal “audition process” that Ms. Holmes won over other starlets like Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, and Scarlett Johansson. Who knows if this really happened; don’t sue us! But if Mr. Cruise were to audition a fourth wife, here are the ladies he might like to consider. Read More
The actor Ron Perlman reprised his popular “Hellboy” character from Guillermo Del Toro’s films in order to grant the wish of a six-year-old with leukemia through the Make-A-Wish Foundation; the four-hour makeup process Mr. Perlman endured was then reiterated on the young lad, who had wished to “meet and become Hellboy.” Cute/terrifying (depending on your Read More