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Guns, thongs and crosses — see Madonna’s most controversial concert accessories. [Huffington Post]
The Dark Knight Rises baddie Bane has got good taste in leather jackets. [GQ]
Not sure how to get from Jurassic Park to the Valley of the Dolls? Consult this street map made up of more than 900 classic movie titles. [Flavorwire]
Louis Vuitton has filed an appeal following the dismissal of its case against Warner Bros. for using a fake LV bag in The Hangover II. [Vogue UK]
Heidi Klum confirms that two contestants dropped out of the 10th season of Project Runway before she even had a chance to say “Auf wiedersehen.” [Styleite]
Watch the creative geniuses behind Paranorman bring stop-motion zombies to life. [io9]
Style and Design: Lana Del Rey fronts H&M, crafty ‘Breaking Bad’ tributes and more
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Style and Design: Robert Pattinson’s ‘Breaking Dawn’ toupee, the $200,000 ‘Spider-Man’ cover and more
Yesterday PopWatch brought you the viral video of a stunned Will Smith giving a Ukrainian reporter a little smack after the man went in for a sloppy kiss at the Men In Black III Moscow premiere. Some of the comments were outraged, with accusations against Smith ranging from homophobia to ignorance of European cultural etiquette. PopWatch’s revelation that the hand-checked man in question was Vitalii Sediuk, a semi-notorious snickerer of a TV journalist who is known for such stunts didn’t seem to cut the conversation short.
Folks, look at that picture. Smith appears genuinely put out, which strikes me as a reasonable response to a stranger trying to smush his or her tongue in your mouth. Meanwhile Sediuk is grinning like an idiot, well aware that he’s hit pay dirt by eliciting a swift and dramatic response from such an affable movie star. Sediuk is the same fellow who, with feigned earnestness, gave a scornful Madonna that bouquet of hydrangeas. Admittedly, she behaved like a miserable snot but the craven videos of Sediuk smugly preening about her poor form are equally obnoxious.
“He’s lucky I didn’t sucker punch him,” Smith told his handlers, before immediately regaining his smoothest-guy-in-the-room composure. One day later we’re still writing about Sediuk so I guess he’s sucker punched us. But would that this fade quickly into the minutiae of non-news. In the last week Will Smith publicly announced his admiration for President Obama’s support of gay marriage. “If anybody can find someone to love them and to help them through this difficult thing that we call life, I support that in any shape or form,” Smith said at a press conference in Berlin. Whether you think any degree of physical violence is right or wrong, whether or not you think a kiss is just a kiss, let’s keep it real. Smith didn’t give Sediuk the back hand because he was a man. He did it because he was a clown.
In today’s slamdunk viral video news, TMZ just posted a clip of Hollywood nice guy Will Smith physically lashing out at a frisky Ukrainian reporter at the start of the red carpet of Men in Black III‘s Moscow premiere today.
The reporter, from Ukranian TV channel 1+1, asks Smith for a hug, and the actor gladly obliges — only to find himself on the receiving end of an open-mouth kiss. Startled, Smith pushes the guy off, gives him a little slap in the face, then continues down the red carpet, joking with other, less aggressive reporters and signing autographs for fans. (Smith’s camp had no comment on the altercation.)
You know you’ve reached a particular level of success when going retro doesn’t mean referencing old classics (Greta Garbo and Monroe, Dietrich and DiMaggio come to mind) but, in fact, means referencing yourself referencing old classics. That’s exactly the meta-existential crossroad at which Madonna stands in her new ad for Truth or Dare perfume.
The 30-second spot is in some ways an extension of the “Girl Gone Wild” video Madge released last week. Though it does more than evoke the golden olden days à la “Wild,” it takes the aesthetic straight back to “Erotica.” Check it out below. READ FULL STORY
PopWatch Planner: 'Mad Men,' 'Game of Thrones,' and 'The Killing' return, and Spock beams down to 'The Big Bang Theory'
Judging by its record-setting opening weekend, the odds are ever more in your favor that you’ve seen The Hunger Games by now. Which means your schedule is that much more free to have it be overwhelmed by the DVR death-match looming next Sunday, when the second seasons of The Killing and Game of Thrones premiere, against the second episode of Mad Men‘s fifth season (and, oh right, there’s The Good Wife and The Amazing Race and The Simpsons and the final season of Desperate Housewives, too). It’ll be up to you to decide how the heck to navigate this scheduling minefield, but click here to see how EW TV critic Ken Tucker’s wading through it.
In between, Madonna’s newest studio album hits stores, Spock(‘s voice) comes to The Big Bang Theory, and Julia Roberts and Sam Worthington valiantly vie for second place against the Hunger Games juggernaut. But first things first, tonight marks the long-awaited, two-hour return of Mad Men. Enjoy your week!
SUNDAY, March 25
Mad Men season premiere — 9 p.m., AMC
We’ve waited 17 months, so the least Don, Peggy, Joan, Roger, and Pete can do is welcome us back with a two hour feast of gorgeous 1960s nostalgia and doleful glances into bottomless chasms of existential ennui, right? READ FULL STORY
CNN talk show host Piers Morgan is used to teasing headline-grabbing soundbites out of his guests, but he’s also known to dish out a few himself. He was in rare form last night when he sat down with Chelsea Handler, starting at the top: “Oh my God, [Madonna's] Super Bowl performance — it was like watching your mad drunken aunt at Christmas, wasn’t it?” He questioned the Twitter L-U-V bomb for Madonna, claiming boldly, “She was gruesome!”
Morgan freely admitted, “I don’t like the woman,” then added, “but at least I’ve found that I have one common ground with Madonna: Neither of us have sung live at the Super Bowl.” See what else he had to say about Ms. Ciccone, and why he “quit” America’s Got Talent, after the jump. READ FULL STORY
The debate continues this morning over Madonna’s Super Bowl halftime performance: Was it, as EW’s Ken Tucker says, joyous, unironic, and openhearted, or, as The Vampire Diaries‘ star Paul Wesley succinctly put it on Twitter, “one of the most unintentionally amusing things” you’ve seen in a long while? Either way, it’s a performance you’ll remember (and not just for M.I.A.’s middle finger). Let’s find out where Madonna ranks among the halftime headliners in recent memory: READ FULL STORY
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