After eight seasons, it’s no longer a question whether America’s Got Talent. (American Idol, and The Voice, and The X-Factor also kind of answered that already.) But what makes NBC’s summer staple so special is that singing’s only one among many talents that can be displayed. Though host Nick Cannon arguably gave the night’s best performance by pretending to be a contestant named Larry the Mime who went off on the judges and audience (“Boo yourself!”), there were many great acts actually eligible for the million dollar prize. And sure, a few of them were singers — but you can find people just like them on any other reality competition. Here are 5 of the best premiere auditions from acts that didn’t just hit the right notes: READ FULL STORY
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You could do a LOT worse on a “foaming vagina” Google search than to end up on this post. I just checked.
Nina “Mean-a” Garcia embellished her critique of deaf Project Runway contestant Justin LeBlanc’s “Glamping” gown with some campy Michael Kors-esque flair. “It almost looked like she had a… foaming vagina,” Nina said, choosing her words carefully after laying eyes upon this hot glue gun craft project disguised as a runway look. I’m just sad we didn’t get to see it in sign language for the full, explosive effect. (SPOILER ahead.)
Here’s the full view: READ FULL STORY
Sandro Masmanidi returned only for a brief apology for last week’s volatile getaway scene (does “Please forgive me?” count as an apology?) on tonight’s Project Runway, but did that mean the 90 minutes were relatively drama-free? Hell no! Designer Ken Laurence fiercely stepped up as H.B.I.C. with not only a complete unwillingness to collaborate on yet another “unconventional materials” challenge with members of his own team, but a request for no other designers to look at him, outrageous ageism, and enough passive-aggressive facial expressions (pictured) to bring an all-new 2014 Lexus IS Sedan to a screeching halt.
“I don’t design clothing for 40-year-old women,” said Ken. Does he have any idea who hosts this show??? Or as Tim Gunn wondered, aghast: “Have you SEEN Project Runway?” READ FULL STORY
Mel B’s laugh is infectious. Whenever I felt my interest in this show waning, all she had to do was let out a loud, deep, howl and I was back in. Heidi Klum continues to prove that she’s adorable and lovable. Both new judges have great chemistry with the guys. Everyone seems like friends and everyone’s having fun.
Now, I have to mention Howie. READ FULL STORY
This would never happen on The CW.
Germany’s version of Next Top Model got an unexpected twist during the finale when protesters from FEMEN, an organization that fights for women’s equality, stormed the stage topless with the words “Heidi Horror Picture Show” written on their bodies. The moment prompted Heidi Klum, who serves as host of the program, to quip,”I have just been seeing boobies in front of me. Too bad it happened at this special moment!”
On their NSFW Facebook page, FEMEN explained their actions: “The program format is pimp-show where world-famous supermodel Heidi Klum plays the role of ‘mom’ and forms a bevy of underage girls to fashion-fools….FEMEN regards the fashion industry as an element of pimp business and has consistently opposed the commercialization of the female body. …Fooled by fashion propoganda, failed by fashion models, women regularly join the ranks of sex workers, and psychiatric patients. Stop the fashion business! Stop Prostitution! The true mission of a woman is a revolution!”
Watch a brief NSFW clip of the incident below: READ FULL STORY
Our pop-culture guide to what’s in, what’s fading, and what’s definitely out.
When viewers tune in to Fashion Police’s Oscar wrap-up on E! they’re probably expecting cutting remarks, but Joan Rivers – no stranger to controversy – went a bit further than that with some not-so-innocent jokes about Heidi Klum’s Oscar outfit.
Speaking about Klum’s showstopping gold dress with a seriously plunging neckline, Rivers remarked Monday, “The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens.” Yikes.
This made a lot of people quite upset, namely the Anti-Defamation League, who posted on their website: “Of all people, Joan Rivers should know better. This remark is so vulgar and offensive to Jews and Holocaust survivors, and indeed to all Americans, that we cannot believe it made it to the airwaves. Making it worse, not one of her co-hosts made any effort to respond or to condemn this hideous statement, leaving it hanging out there and giving it added legitimacy through their silence. Almost as bad as her original comment is the fact that she sat there doubled over with laughter after saying it.” READ FULL STORY
Out-of towners got the chance to be part of the upcoming season of Project Runway when Heidi Klum hosted a fashion show smack dab in the middle of New York City’s Times Square last night.
After welcoming the crowd, Klum took her seat beside fellow Runway stars Michael Kors and Nina Garcia and guest judges Lauren Graham and costumer Patricia Field to view the designs created by the new crop of contestants, 16 hopefuls competing for the chance to win prizes including $100,000 seed money from L’Oreal Paris, a fashion spread in Marie Claire, a 2013 Lexus GS 350 and the chance to design and sell their collection at retail chain Lord & Taylor.
Though the audience didn’t get to see anyone auf’d, they were treated to a lesson on the realities of reality television. “I warned you, because this is TV we’re going to do it one more time,” Klum explained after the 32 models (each contestant presented two designs) completed their first finale walk. “And maybe this time we can get some different music, something a little more groovy.”
Now that I have your attention. Hey! Eyes down here, buddy!
Yesterday in New York, Kate Upton was announced as the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covergirl, and the last 24 hours have been a whirlwind for the statuesque 19-year-old beauty. The youngest Swimsuit cover model in nearly 30 years (Paulina Porizkova was only 18 when she graced the cover back in 1984) started her day on the Today show and she’ll visit David Letterman, where her cover was first unveiled yesterday, tonight. Upton took a quick break to chat with Entertainment Weekly about her now-famous cover photo and her role in the upcoming Three Stooges film.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Congratulations. It must be an exciting day for you.
KATE UPTON: It’s been crazy. I’m so happy to be on the cover. I love the photo. I couldn’t be more ecstatic. READ FULL STORY
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