Celebrities have been donning robes and giving commencement speeches for years. But when NPR looked at a bunch of noteworthy past addresses, it spied a pattern: The speakers often mentioned their age, told graduates to follow their hearts, and yelled out “BOOYAKASHA!” Or maybe that was just Ali G. The point is, the news organization found enough footage to compile a mashup guide to giving the ultimate commencement speech.
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Charlize Theron can do just about anything — except sing. Or win a game of charades.
The Million Ways to Die in the West star went on The Tonight Show Tuesday evening, where she teamed up with announcer Steve Higgins to play a game of charades against Jimmy Fallon and Penny Dreadful star Josh Hartnett. Meaning we got to see Theron act out all the ways one can commit murder when she picked Murder She Wrote as her clue. And we thought Monster was the end of her killing career!
It was one of the most-watched moments in the Internet’s relatively brief history. When Tom Cruise jumped on Oprah’s couch and declared his love for Katie Holmes, it was the daytime TV moment for a DVR, GIF-ready age.
But, as Amy Nicholson reports for L.A. Weekly, the moment we all thought we saw never happened. He never jumped up and down on the couch; he simply stood. The nitty-gritty of the infamous May 2005 Oprah appearance is but one revelation in her fascinating piece, How YouTube and Internet Journalism Destroyed Tom Cruise, Our Last Real Movie Star. READ FULL STORY
Hollywood is in the business of chemistry. It’s all about casting the right actors, making sure the relationship feels believable, and then crossing your fingers that what you think you see translates to the screen. And then there are reality competitions, where chemistry rarely matters unless your name is Adam Levine or Blake Shelton.
Take Dancing With the Stars, for example. Viewers tune in to watch celebs potentially embarrass themselves on the dance floor with a professional partner they’re probably decent friends with, but we don’t expect much more than that. And then, once in a while, like a unicorn sighting, something magical happens and reality TV makes casting agents’ jobs look easy. Enter Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. READ FULL STORY
You know when something is so creepy you just can’t bring yourself to look away?
Welcome to Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show — or, at least, his new “Nip Syncing” bit, which debuted Monday night. Fallon and guest Terry Crews lip synched the Stevie Wonder/Paul McCartney classic “Ebony and Ivory” — only it wasn’t their lips that were moving. The duo’s oiled-up chests moved with the music while promoting love and understanding. (For what it’s worth, that’s Crews’ actual torso; Fallon’s head has been digitally superimposed onto a pec double.)
For America Ferrera, training dragons is the least of her problems these days.
The Emmy-winning actress was the victim of a bizarre prank during the Friday premiere of the film How to Train Your Dragon 2 at the Cannes Film Festival. While posing with her co-stars, including Cate Blanchett and Jay Baruchel, Vitalii Sediuk snuck on to the carpet and headfirst into Ferrera’s Georges Hobeika Couture gown. Before Ferrera could realize what was going on, Sediuk, a Ukrainian TV host and notorious prankster, was quickly apprehended by security and arrested, not before grabbing onto the Ugly Betty star’s ankles. Blanchett was first to go to Ferrera’s defense, trying to push the prankster out of the way. Ferrera told The Hollywood Reporter that she was “fine” and “over it” after the incident. READ FULL STORY
Thursday night, Jimmy Fallon did what many of us aspire to do one day: Play a silly game with Jennifer Lawrence.
The X-Men star went on The Tonight Show for a round of Box of Lies, a game first played by Fallon and Tina Fey last year. Here’s how it works: Lawrence and Fallon sit across from each other with a divider between them. There’s a hole carved out so they can see each other’s faces. One person chooses a box, which contains a mystery item, and tells the other either what she’s holding or a lie. It’s up to the opponent to guess whether the speaker is lying. For example: Fallon told Lawrence he had a Backstreet Boys doll when really he had an Uncle Jesse doll. Then he made out with the box, which is obviously what you do when you have an Uncle Jesse doll in your possession.
We know Melissa McCarthy as the always-hilarious actress who knows exactly how to make us laugh in hits like Bridesmaids and The Heat — but we might have never seen her on the big screen if it weren’t for gay men.
“They accepted me as a woman trying to be a man who’s trying to be a man,” McCarthy told The Advocate, talking about starting out her career doing stand-up in New York. “I wanted to be a drag queen so badly.”
Just what we’ve always wanted: Lance Bass as a Big Mouth Billy Bass.
Jimmy Fallon opened his suggestion box Wednesday night only to find an entirely reasonable request: that someone pretend to be Big Mouth Billy Bass live on The Tonight Show. The right man for the job was, of course, former ‘N Sync-er Lance Bass. Hopefully this means Bass Pro Shops will be stocking their shelves with Big Mouth Lance Basses ASAP.
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