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Gary Oldman defends Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin, criticizes 'political correctness'

Well, on the positive side, Gary Oldman seems to have known articles like this one were coming.

In promotion for Dawn of the Planet for the Apes, Oldman gave a long interview to Playboy, where he discussed past film roles (most of them he thought he could do better—yes, even Dracula), the ways in which Hollywood has changed, his marriages, and the many directors he’s worked with.

The interview is a fascinating read. Unfortunately, though, many of his thoughtful responses will be overshadowed by his comments toward the end of the extensive Q&A, in which he defended Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic tirade and took on the hypocrisy of Hollywood. READ FULL STORY

Louis C.K. asks TMZ to take down Tracy Morgan crash video

Louis C.K. has lent his voice — or, more accurately, his tweets — to a campaign asking TMZ to take down video of the car wreck that critically injured Tracy Morgan, Ardie Fuqua and others — and killed comedian James McNair.

On Wednesday, Fuqua’s daughter asked the site to take down the video, which showed her father being pulled unconscious from the wreckage. “I need help to get TMZ to remove the video of the accident that shows my dad being pulled from the truck and laid down to the side,” she wrote on Instagram. “This something no one should ever see, it’s hurtful and distasteful.” She added: “This is hurting my heart so bad that this video is posted for all to see. No one should see my father this way.”

Louis C.K. followed suit with a series of tweets: READ FULL STORY

James Franco wrote a short story about Lindsay Lohan

They say to write what you know, and that’s exactly what James Franco is doing — though he’s not using the word in the biblical sense. Because, in his latest short story, Franco wants to make one thing clear: He did not have sexual relations with Lindsay Lohan. Well, probably.

This whole “did they or didn’t they?” thing (which, yes, everyone should be exhausted by) started when somebody stole the “Sex List” Lindsay Lohan wrote in rehab. For the record, Lohan didn’t confirm that the list contained previous paramours — only that she wrote it. Perhaps it was actually a list of people Lindsay thought were friends, but can’t stand any longer?

Anyway, after the list’s release, Franco went on Howard Stern and said that while he and the actress used to be friendly, they never had sex — even though she totally wanted to. According to Franco, he was a Good Guy who could tell she wasn’t okay, so he wouldn’t let their relationship get physical. (He did, however, write poetry about Lohan that was published in a collection called Directing Herbert White this spring.) The End.

Of course that’s not really the end. Franco’s latest Good Guy move is penning a short story focused on Lohan called “Bungalow 89.” The piece, published in Vice, combines pretension and overwhelming sadness: “Once upon a time a guy, a Hollywood guy, read some Salinger to a young woman who hadn’t read him before. Let’s call this girl Lindsay. She was a Hollywood girl, but a damaged one.” READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Confessional: I didn't cry once during 'Fault in Our Stars'

I promise I’m not a monster.

I have a feeling I’ll be saying that quite a bit over the next few weeks, as more and more people confide, “Oh my God. I cried five or six times during The Fault in Our Stars!” or “I sobbed through the entire final act” or, as a midnight text from my sister declared, “I want to watch TFIOS again, but not right now because I have a headache from crying so much.”

I nodded along when people spilled to me, because it was a very sad movie; one that I quite enjoyed as well. But I’m a bit nervous to admit the truth: I didn’t cry once. Not even close. Not even a little bit. Not even at all. And with Twitter and Tumblr seemingly becoming Countdowns to Feelings all week long, and people talking about how they’re flat-out excited to let the waterworks run as part of a communal experience in theaters, I’m afraid I’m close to alone. READ FULL STORY

Rihanna was basically naked at the CFDA Awards

Rihanna shone bright like a diamond Swarovski crystals at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards Monday night.

The singer was decked out in a custom dress, designed by Rihanna’s costume designer Adam Selman, that was made out of mesh and 216,000 pieces of twinkling cut glass. Here’s the thing about crystals and mesh, as Britney and Cher are well aware: They give the appearance of being totally naked…save for some kind of nude-colored thong, in Rihanna’s case at least.

The CFDA Awards are an annual event that “recognizes the outstanding contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry and related arts, with awards being given for design excellence.” Rihanna was named 2014′s Fashion Icon. Check out her full look below. READ FULL STORY

The Janoskians get a movie deal: Meet the viral YouTube stars you've never heard about

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Ready to feel old? Not just “I don’t understand all the hype about The Fault in Our Stars” old, but “How am I not dead I’m so ancient” old? Enter the Janoskians.

The Janoskians (their name is short for Just Another Name Of Silly Kids In Another Nation) are a group of Australian teen pranksters whose videos have racked up over 110 million views worldwide (record scratch). The group has been  featured on various MTV shows around the world. Today, they’ve taken the next step to world domination: Lionsgate signed on to develop a feature film star vehicle (in the vein of the successful Jackass movies) for the group, according to Deadline. Time to learn about these five teens who might just become major film stars. READ FULL STORY

Scout Willis posts topless photos on Twitter to protest Instagram policies

Is Scout Willis leading a revolution? (No.) But she is bashing Instagram.

Willis, a fashion designer best known as the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, has started a mini Twitter revolution by posting topless photos of herself walking around New York City — and encouraging others to do the same. (The photos are, duh, NSFW.)

She’s doing this because she’s had it with Instagram’s photo policy, which doesn’t allow for any nudity, no matter the context (So, no breast cancer survivor photos, women nursing children, etc.) Willis posted a photo to Instagram of a sweatshirt she designed, featuring women with exposed breasts, and the image sharing site made her take it down.

Twitter, however, has no such stipulations. Just don’t think Willis took these photos because it’s crazy hot in New York City right now – #FreeTheNipple is so much bigger than that. Willis explained as such Thursday morning: READ FULL STORY

Hogwarts Alumni Newsletter: Emma Watson graduates, Tom Felton plays a creep, and more!

Break out your Marauder’s Map, Invisibility Cloak and Time-Turner: It’s time for another Hogwarts Alumni Newsletter.

It’s been nearly a year since the last installment of  Hogwarts’ Alumni Newsletter, a post designed to keep you all informed of the latest happenings from Hogwarts’ most famous young wizard alums (err, or the actors who portray them). While the main trio may not be reuniting to film a video for Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter, as was a recent rumor, many of the now-grown-up cast have announced various upcoming projects over the past few weeks.

Below, see highlighted (read: not comprehensive) accomplishments that have been announced recently, as well as the resulting even more subjective list of House Points. Surprise! Gryffindor looks like it’s going to snag the House Cup once again. READ FULL STORY

Kanye West reportedly gave 20-minute toast at wedding. So, how many times did he quote his own lyrics?

To the beautiful, lucky soul who is not yet aware: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian got married over the weekend.

Details about the ceremony and reception are slowly emerging. One nugget that caught our eye: According to E! (of course), West reportedly gave a 20-minute toast where he, ugh, called the Kardashian family “the most remarkable people of our time… [who] make the world a better place.” “Drunk in Love” is probably the kindest response to that statement.

Besides that gem, details are scarce about what, exactly, West discussed with a microphone in his hand — Lord knows he gets unpredictable and long-winded when he’s at events (or recording).

“I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means,” Kanye West once declared. “I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture. Period…I understand culture. I am the nucleus.” Could this man really manage not to quote himself — via his lyrics — during an emotional speech? READ FULL STORY

An incomplete list of things these Kimye wedding photos remind us of

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Although he couldn’t know it at the time, Kanye West inadvertently gave voice to his own future wedding guests with this lyric from 2007′s “Stronger”: “You should be honored by my lateness/that I would even show up to this fake sh–/So go ahead go nuts/go apesh–.” (Important note: Beyoncé and Jay Z declined to show up to “this fake sh–.”)

As everyone is all too aware, Kim Kardashian made her third trip down the aisle this past weekend. (#ThirdTimesTheCharm?) And now E!  — because of course — has photos of the big event. Photo one is a shot of the couple in front of a wall of flowers; shot two shows Kardashian and West in leather jackets as Kanye (probably) explains the Grease-inspired concept for his next album. Sample lyric: “There are worse things I could do/ than marry a reality star or two/ Even though the neighborhood/ thinks she’s trashy and no good…” READ FULL STORY

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