As in years past, the cover of Vanity Fair‘s annual Hollywood issue features a couple of beautiful starlets (Emma Stone and Olivia Wilde, who appears as a Josephine Baker-esque dancer in the expanded version of the photo spread) wearing eye-catching outfits.
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When somebody mentions The L.A. Complex, chances are you think one of two things: “What’s The L.A. Complex?” or “Didn’t that show get, like, the worst ratings ever?”
It’s true: When this Canadian import first debuted on The CW in April, its premiere had the dubious honor of being crowned broadcast TV’s lowest-rated drama debut of all time. The numbers didn’t improve much in subsequent weeks, or when the series returned for a second season in August — season 2′s finale in September drew just 390,000 pairs of eyeballs. So it’s no surprise that yesterday, Canada’s Bell Media confirmed that it will not order a third season of Complex for its MuchMusic channel. Though The CW has not yet responded to EW’s request for comment, it’s very likely that the American network, too, will pass on a return trip to L.A.
And that’s a real shame, because The L.A. Complex is — was — one of the best dramas on television.
Grace Kelly. Nicole Kidman. Kim Kardashian? While the reality star isn’t likely to snag a Best Actress statuette anytime soon, someday she might have something else in common with those ladies: a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. At least, if Kim gets her way.
“I think there was a quote where somebody said that reality stars will never get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” Kanye West’s current flame told V Magazine in a voice that, according to writer Patrik Sandberg, sounds like “that of a Disney princess… or a phone-sex operator.” Kardashian kontinued, “So, of course I’m so competitive that I think that it would be a huge achievement and a goal that anyone would want. I would love to break that mold.”
It’s not entirely true that there are no reality stars on the Walk of Fame; both Paula Abdul and Ryan Seacrest have plaques. READ FULL STORY »
Mel Brooks’ The Producers is typically a thoroughly New York affair, due to the fact that it’s a slapsticky, backstage musical about a pair of corrupt Broadway producers determined to make the biggest flop in the history of the Great White Way. But last night’s production of the musical at the Hollywood Bowl came off — as you might expect, in such a thoroughly historic Los Angeles location — as a very Tinseltown take on the show.
And it wasn’t only because Hollywood stars like Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Dane Cook, and Rebecca Romijn were starring in the show, but rather because of the scene happening in the crowd as the sun set. Under the stars, tons of other stars were out and about. Brooks himself (looking spry at 86 years old!) ambled in with a security guard just minutes before the show started. The legend was followed by Eric Stonestreet, who plays Ferguson’s on-screen partner on Modern Family. Minutes later, Romijn’s husband Jerry O’Connell could be seen finding his seat in the amphitheater, which can hold about 17,000 folks when full. Who knows what other Hollywood stars or legends were in the crowd, but there were likely dozens of other bold-faced names there.
Fame is a communicable disease — spend enough time rubbing elbows with the stars, and you’ll soon discover that your arms are simply covered in notoriety. Before long, you could be famous in your own right without so much as an Auto-Tuned single to your name.
Take, for example, the curious case of “Stalker Sarah,” a 16-year-old girl who’s snagged photos with everyone from Brad Pitt to Justin Bieber, Justin Bieber, and Justin Bieber. Sarah M. — she doesn’t reveal her last name for fear of online predators — has been in the celebrity photo game for more than four years. As of today, her Flickr portfolio boasts over 4,800 images, most of which show Sarah grinning as she stands just to the left of a boldface name. Many of her photos are taken at high-profile premieres and parties, while others are snapped on the street or in other public spots. (“It’s almost as if I can’t get away from celebrities at this point,” she says.) Thanks to her dogged pursuit of celeb portraits, Sarah’s already been featured in the Daily Mail and on Good Morning America, among other media outlets.
So how does a normal kid stumble on herds of celebrities in the wild — and how in the world does she get invited to events like American Idol‘s finale party or Nylon‘s Young Hollywood party? Sarah didn’t reveal all of her trade secrets when EW chatted with her over the phone yesterday — but she did shed light on her process. READ FULL STORY »
According to the just-released Forbes 2012 Celebrity 100 List, Jenny from the Block is back. She handily defeated Lady Gaga, last year’s No. 1, as well as Oprah Winfrey (No. 2), Britney Spears (No. 6), and Steven Spielberg (No. 10). Lopez’s resurgence can be credited to her gig as a judge on American Idol, as well as her Kohl’s clothing line, her top-selling fragrances, her endorsement deals with L’Oreal and Gillette, and the two movies she has coming out this year.
UPDATE: If you find yourself walking on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, be sure to stop and look down: Today is the day William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman are awarded their double star, with David Mamet and Aaron Sorkin serving as guest speakers at the ceremony. Let’s all be immediately jealous that we’re not as cool or adorable as these two.
EARLIER: Adorable, functional Hollywood couple news? You betcha! William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman are getting the rare double star (all the way!) on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced that the famous pair will join a distinguished few who get to take part in a double ceremony. Macy and Huffman, who have been married since 1997 and have two children, will become the second married couple to be honored with their stars on the same day. (The last time was in 2008 for film producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Richard Donner.)
Macy, who currently appears on Shameless, and Huffman, who is wrapping up the final season of Desperate Housewives, have two Oscar nominations, two Emmy wins, and seven Globe nominations between them. The adorable duo, who worked together on the beloved Sports Night, all but stole the Golden Globes earlier this year with their charming little ditty.
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Pete Schweddy may not have had anything to say to fun police One Million Moms regarding the issues they took up with him, but Ellen DeGeneres certainly did. The daytime talk show host recently faced scrutiny from the conservative group regarding her partnership with J.C. Penney as their new spokesperson. The American Family Association affiliate, which is still calling for the retailer “to replace Ellen DeGeneres” on their website, launched their campaign against J.C. Penney for not remaining “neutral in the culture war,” and that their business would be hurt because DeGeneres is a lesbian and “most of its customers are traditional families.”
Instead J.C. Penney, with the help of support from GLAAD, chose to stand by DeGeneres. (The New York Times reported that in a statement, company president Michael Francis called DeGeneres “one of the most fun and vibrant people in entertainment today, with great warmth and a down-to-earth attitude.”)
On Wednesday’s show, DeGeneres decided to talk about the issue head-on during her opening monologue. READ FULL STORY »
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