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May 2013

Surprise: Philip Seymour Hoffman Was In Rehab

Philip Seymour Hoffman in Jack Goes Boating. (Photo: Overture Films)

-It turns out Philip Seymour Hoffman had issues with prescription pills and heroin — and he’s already completed rehab and is back to work, proving that sometimes celebrities can keep their private stuff private when they really want to.

Miley Cyrus responded to all those breakup rumours by Instagramming herself in what looks like a wedding dress. She also made sure to flash her ring to photogs today.

Britney Spears‘ dog needs to brush up on her Photoshop skills.

-Is Michael Fassbender dating an Olympian?

Vince Gilligan is still contemplating a Saul Goodman spin-off from Breaking Bad.

-It’s true: the return of Arrested Development made us all terrible, whiny people.

Francis Bean turned down the Bella role in Twilight, calling the book “a sexist Mormon piece of shit.”  #MyNewHero

-TMZ is now offering scandal-based tours of NYC. I’m glad I didn’t know about this two weeks ago.

-I love that Hunger Games: Catching Fire launched a fashion blog called “Capitol Couture.”

-Judy Greer has landed another sitcom. Fingers crossed this one sticks!

-I actually think Jesse Eisenberg was kind of hilarious in this interview, especially because the interviewer was acting like she was rolling with their sarcastic vibe (not to mention coming across as more than a little insipid), but then she wrote this blog post about how she was “humiliated” and now he’s everyone thinks he’s a douche.

Beyoncé is reportedly (and justifiably) unhappy that H&M made her look less bootylicious in her new ads.

-Meanwhile, Beyonce just killed all the pregnancy buzz by posted a photo of her drinking wine.

Kanye West reportedly “feels weird” about being the only guy at Kim‘s baby shower this weekend. Really? So now he’s worried about seeming weird?

Lance Bass is the latest celebrity to feel Amanda Bynes’ wrath after he was stupid enough to dare offer her help.

-The cast cull continues on Revenge. The girl who plays Ashley is the latest to be shown the door.

-LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy just designed an actual sound system, because he’s awesome.

Samuel L. Jackson is not actually quitting acting to become a crime-fighting vigilante, he’s just posting videos of 300-word monologues for charity.

-Is this interview with Kirk Cameron on his “sad birthday photo” real? Because if so, it might be the best thing in the history of ever.

Oprah used her Harvard commencement to push for better gun control.

Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy shot a very cute “Don’t Talk During Our Movie” PSA.

-Today’s weirdest discovery: Did you guys know that Adam Scott and Kerry Washington both starred in the unaired (but available on YouTube) pilot for Wonderfalls? That just makes me miss it more.

-Billionaire CEO Elon Musk just pooped the party by denying reports that he’s dating Cameron Diaz. (Though that may turn out to be a good thing for her.)

-I caught a few of the Scientology references in After Earth but according to Vulture, Will Smith “has delivered an incredibly mainstream platform for the Church’s ideology.”

-The Prisoners trailer, starring Hugh Jackman, Viola Davis and Jake Gyllenhaal, is intense!

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Are “Hanging in There”


-Wait, so Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus haven’t broken up after all? Le sigh.

-Meanwhile, Miley and Snoop‘s new video dropped today.

-I’m actually relieved about Connie Britton not being able to star in Girls. Seeing Tami Taylor and Hannah Horvath share a screen may make my head explode.

-Speaking of Connie, she’s in the Hollywood Reporter‘s new roundtable with Monica Potter, Kerry Washington, Kate Mara, Anna Gunn and Elisabeth Moss. I haven’t watched it yet because it’s an hour long and is going to require my full attention…and a glass of wine.

Peter Dinklage is in the new X-Men movie? Bring it, Tyrion!

Cameron Diaz may be dating a billionaire who’s delightfully named Elon Musk.

Amanda Bynes just posted a fake photo of her with Rihanna, which is supposed to prove that she never Twitter dissed the singer…or something.

-Meanwhile, Amanda visited an indoor trampoline park and managed not to get arrested of cry in the shower. Progress!

Tom Hardy is rumoured to be in talks to play Elton John — which is kind of perfect.

-For some reason, Jaden Smith dressed up in a full Iron Man costume to take Kylie Jenner on a date.

-Speaking of Jaden, I saw a preview screening of After Earth last night. So bad. So very, very bad. The kind of bad that actually makes you a little angry after seeing it. No wonder it’s only at 15% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Grumpy Cat just landed a movie deal. This is real life. (Betting it’ll still be better than After Earth, though.)

-In other movie news, I’m stoked that The East could end up being the sleeper hit of the summer (after Before Midnight, of course).

-The corrections at the end of this NYT article on Daft Punk made me laugh.

-Netflix is willing to pretend that everyone loves the new Arrested Development episodes enough to consider ordering more.

Viggo Mortensen doesn’t just act in movies; he reads the source material and is willing to turn down paying gigs if the role isn’t canon.

-Also turning down big-paying gigs is Johnny Depp, but for much less admirable reasons.  He reportedly dropped out of the Whitey Bulger movie because they could only pay him $10 million, and his usual fee is $20 million. Well, this isn’t the first time he’s come across as a stingy rich dude.

-I kind of love that Oprah posted a photo of herself fangirling over Hugh Jackman.

Busy Phillips thinks everyone needs to chill the eff out when it comes to scrutinizing pregnant celebrities.

-No surprise here: Mariah Carey just confirmed her exit from Idol.

-It’s been a big week for Sir Patrick Stewart: he ate his first “slice” of pizza, and he had an emotional meeting with a domestic abuse victim he helped save. Ahem. Excuse me, just have a little something in my eye…

-Ottawa announced that it will give Grey’s Anatomy star Sandra Oh the key to the city. (Let’s hope that unlocks the Elgin Street Diner’s kitchen. Unlimited poutine!)

Private Practice‘s KaDee Strickland and Roswell‘s Jason Behr (aka – the couple I still can’t wrap my head around) are expecting their first kid. (And he’s older than her? Seriously guys, mind = blown!)

-Oh come on! Kit Harington keeps getting photographed in my neighbourhood. How have I not seen him yet?!

-The international trailer for This Is the End has landed. Still funny.

Nina Dobrev Gets Bendy on the Beach


Nina Dobrev posted a photo of her and her friend doing some crazy yoga on the beach. I love her bikini — and she must too. She has the same one in a different colour.

-Meanwhile, her Vampire Diaries costar Candice Accola just got engaged in Italy.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth just flipped the off switch on their on-again/off-again relationship.

Angelina Jolie is set to make her first red carpet appearance since her double mastectomy at World War Z‘s London premiere.

-I really liked Grantland‘s article on how Bradley Cooper has emerged as one of the smartest stars in Hollywood (though to be fair, I’ll pledge my undying love to any feature that opens with “The Hangover Part III is an illegitimate movie — the kind of unplanned thing that’s conceived when a studio balance sheet has unprotected sex with an available release date”).

Adam Levine got in hot water last night when he muttered “I hate this country” on The Voice after his singers were voted off, unaware that his mic was live. Now he’s in total damage control mode.

-It took forevs, but Courteney Cox and David Arquette‘s divorce has been finalized.

George Clooney has issued a denial to InTouch‘s report that he was holding hands with Monika Jakisic. Um, since when did he start wasting time with rebuttals to supermarket bottom-feeders like InTouch?

-This Gillian Anderson photo shoot is adorable! Has anyone watched her new UK show yet?

-Conspiracy theory alert! Is Mad Men trying to draw comparisons between Megan and Sharon Tate?

-Is it just me, or is there a flood of paparazzi photos of Kristen Stewart looking happy? Coincidence…or not?

-The producers of The Amazing Race Canada are having a hard time keeping locations secret as fans are cataloguing the show’s every move online.

Neil Patrick Harris will host the Emmys again this year. Is it possible to get an EGOT for hosting?

-Um, this might not be Justin Bieber‘s best defence.

-Meanwhile, Usher used his appearance on Ellen yesterday to defend Justin‘s recent behaviour.

-Does agreeing to be Taylor Swift‘s friend mean agreeing to coordinate outfits? ‘Cause judging by her red carpet style, I don’t think I could sign on for that.

Eric Roberts is joining The Human Centipede franchise? Bwah ha ha!!

George Michael has left the hospital after falling out of his car on a highway. (That sounds like an Arrested Development joke, but it’s for reals.)

-Speaking of Arrested Development, the Netflix stats are crazy. 36% of all Netflix users checked out at least 1 episode, and 10% of Netflix’s visitors on Sunday had watched all 15 episodes by Monday.

-Also, Buzzfeed put together a gallery of Portia de Rossi’s changing face.

-Need to check if your cringe reflex is still working? Just check out this video of Molly Ringwald singing “Don’t You Forget About Me.”

Tom Cruise joined David and Victoria Beckham for family night at a hockey game, but Harper was the real superstar.

-Speaking of sports spectators, Taylor Lautner was photographed at a Dodgers game with Maika Monroe.

Lauryn Hill‘s song “Neurotic Society” is getting slammed for possible homophobic undertones.

-Speaking of homophobia, George Takei’s Facebook post is worth a read.

Luther won’t air in North America until Sept 3, but it’ll air in the UK (and hopefully on iTunes) this summer.

-In other UK TV news, this sexed up performance by Jennifer Lopez on Britain’s Got Talent garnered viewer complaints. How else is she supposed to entertain the crowd. With her voice?

-Meanwhile, JLo is joining Beyonce and Madonna for a benefit concert in London.

This promo video for Channing Tatum‘s new movie will make you love him even more.

-This is really happening: Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna are negotiating a return to Community for season 5.

-In other TV news, the Futon Critic is tweeting reviews of all the new pilots.

-If you get mugged, talk to Alec Baldwin. He’ll not only give you a pep talk, he threatened to rough up your attackers.

-Model Chrissy Teigen dared to question Amanda Bynes’s behaviour on Twitter, and Amanda was none too pleased.

-Victoria’s Secret once considered Kate Upton “too obvious” to model for them, but now that she’s landed a Vogue cover they’ve used shots of Upton from 2011 in their new catalogue… without her consent.

Ellen Page looks adorably tiny next to Alexander Skarsgard at The East premiere.

-I’m digging Ellie Goulding’s cover of Alt-J‘s “Tessellate” (but I could have done without the sax solo).

-Ha! Chelsea Handler interviewed The Wanted and asked “so which one of you was penetrating Lindsay Lohan?”

Ke$ha is still trying to convince us she’s in the Illuminati with her new video.

-It looks like Sam Mendes will return to direct the next Bond movie after all.

-The new Lonely Islands‘ Wacky Wednesday video features Robyn, which can only be a good thing!

-The new TV spots for Man of Steel look great. Amy Adams even gets to shoot a weapon in one of them.