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Penis enlargement, Twitter pranks and a love child: A brief history of lawsuits involving Justin Bieber

For most, turning 18 means being able to buy lottery ticket or vote. For Justin Bieber, it meant he became the target of a wealth of lawsuits ranging from the strange to the, um, very strange.

Take this latest case: TMZ has obtained a copy of a lawsuit filed in Michigan wherein a man claims that Bieber purchased a penis enlargement with a stolen credit card. And that’s not even the craziest part! He also impregnated the man’s “daughter” Selena Gomez on his “Canadian bear rug,” gave Gomez an STD, and used the man’s stolen American Express card to pay for an abortion.

In honor of this surprisingly detailed lawsuit, we’ve compiled a timeline of all the legal action involving Bieber.

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Beyonce's Super Bowl halftime show: Who should guest star with her?

As Beyoncé herself has now said: It’s Countdown to Touchdown.

Beyoncé will officially (via a killer image on her website) be the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVII. This isn’t Queen Bey’s first time around the biggest football event of the year – she sang the National Anthem before the game in 2004.

This is a great decision both from the Super Bowl organizer’s perspective and viewer’s: After the infamous wardrobe malfunction in 2004, the Super Bowl people (sports talk!) have played it safe with Talented Old Guy choices such as Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones. Last year, things got a little more risqué – Madonna kept things fun, but her special guest M.I.A. got some feathers ruffled with a misplaced middle finger. Beyoncé is the perfect choice: She’s “down with the young people,” but she is also the consummate professional who isn’t going to swear or do any other kind of ratings stunt. With moves like these, she has no need to.

Of course, while Beyoncé is a show all by herself, we couldn’t help but think of who else might be showing up. See our five best guesses – and suggest your own – below. READ FULL STORY

Is 'Laughing Joe Biden' the Democrats' 'Big Bird' moment?

Sorry, Big Bird. The Internet is leaving you for an older man.

After last night’s Vice Presidential debate, the Internet and the media have found new fodder in the blinding grin of the nation’s 69-year-old Vice President Joe Biden. The veep’s exaggerated guffaws and smirks at Paul Ryan’s assertions and figures arguably drew as much or more attention as the substance of the candidates’ conversation. (The Internet has already gifted us with Twitter accounts like @LaughingJoeBiden and @MalarkyJoe.)

While supporters were thrilled his aggressive demeanor, Biden’s critics found him rude and cranky, combining for an Internet buzz not dissimilar to what happened to Big Bird last week after Mitt Romney said during his Debate that he would cut funding for PBS. (Remember when @FiredBigBird was a thing for a hot second? PBS supporters came out in droves, while Michelle Malkin declared the next morning that Democrats were “hiding behind Big Bird.”) READ FULL STORY

'Teen Wolf': Colton Haynes to exit?

The rumor mill continues to churn upon reports that Teen Wolf actor Colton Haynes, who plays Jackson on the MTV drama, is exiting the show after contract negotiations fell apart.

For its part, the network denies all reports, telling EW, that there is “absolutely no truth that Colton is being pushed out or that he, or any cast member, is being replaced. We love Colton and look forward to his returning with the entire cast for season 3 of Teen Wolf.”

Adding fuel to the fire is Haynes himself, who tweeted a suspiciously-timed, out-of-context statement. READ FULL STORY

'The X Factor': Britney Spears sings 'Happy Birthday' to L.A. Reid while America holds its breath (to blow out the candles)

Some people say it with flowers, but true superstars — who are goaded into reality TV filler stunts by lick-lipping producers who can’t wait to tap into that icing — sing it with cake. Here’s Britney Spears wishing her X Factor colleague, seat-dancing specialist L.A. Reid, a happy birthday. AND SHE’S SINGING!

L.A. first utters a low-toned “Oh my God” (at the fact that Britney Spears is serving a cake, seemingly of her own volition), then transitions to a more intrigued, upward-lilting “Oh my God!” (at the fact that Britney is really giving it her all with the singing). Watch a new American classic here:  READ FULL STORY

Tom Daley's 2013 calendar: Wet, shirtless enough for you?

British diver Tom Daley, who earned the 10m platform bronze medal at the London Games in between NBC shots of him showering, drew our attention today with his 2013 calendar. Our review:

Cover shot (pictured): A. We like the tease. It leaves something to the imagination… like why is he having so much trouble with that shirt? Spoiler alert: He figures it out in January!

Inside photos: C. He’s wearing a shirt that actually covers those abs in May, June, and September. Flip, flip, flip. The three shots of him diving somehow feel out-of-place. And neither of the photos used from heat magazine’s “sexy Clark Kent style photo-shoot” were this one (we loved him in glasses).

Read more:
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Google introduces 'Bacon number' -- What's the largest degree of separation you can find?

Google wants to make playing “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” easier.

The search engine has launched a new tool known as the Bacon number. By typing in any actor’s name followed by the words “Bacon number,” Google will tell you the degree of separation between that actor and Mr. Bacon.

This tool stems from the party game, which tests movie buffs’ cinematic knowledge by challenging them to find the shortest way to connect any random actor to Bacon. With the new Google tool, you’ll never lose the game again! Well, that’s no fun. Who wants to play a game no one can lose?

That’s why we’ve decided to reverse the rules. Using the Bacon number tool, we challenge you to find the largest degree of separation between Kevin Bacon and a famous person of your choosing. Be warned: this is surprisingly hard. For example, you’d think Kim Kardashian would have a high Bacon number, but there’s actually only a two degree separation between the two. (Thanks, Denise Richards.) Here’s what we found: READ FULL STORY

EWwy Awards reminder: Voting ends Thursday!

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With tonight’s return of Sons of Anarchy, recipient of four nominations in EW’s 5th annual EWwys — a celebration of the Emmy-snubbed — it’s a good time to remind you that voting for the 2012 EWwys ends this Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. Winners will be announced on Friday. View the drama nominees and vote here (there’s a poll after each category). Click here for the comedy nominees.

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London Museum plans David Bowie exhibition

David Bowie, the king of glam-rock, is getting a museum exhibition.

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London plans to stage a retrospective of the artist’s life and career, featuring 300 personal items including instruments, diaries, sketches, album art, and costumes — yes, they’ve got the Ziggy Stardust jumpsuit.

Organizers said the show, called “David Bowie Is,” will celebrate his place in culture and his lasting influence on countless other artists and musicians.

The show opens in March 2013.  The featured items come from the David Bowie Archive in New York.

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Ease the pain of summer's end with these Labor Day weekend marathons

The sun is shining, the grill is grilling… but all you want to do is sit around and watch the tube. We at EW feel your pain; it’s tough to celebrate a holiday that marks the beginning of the school year, the advent of autumn chill, and the last episode of Breaking Bad until 2013.

Happily, if you choose to spend the next three days glued to your couch, you’ll have plenty of ways to keep yourself entertained. Here’s a guide to the best of this weekend’s marathons — which include ’90s nostalgia-fests, geeky favorites, and a whole day of movies in which Clint Eastwood does not yell at a chair.

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