The Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium has acquired a life-size statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator that doubles as a tribute to the film industry and its biggest stars. The piece, by artist Enrique Ramos, took five months to create and uses a variety of media — “even a real vampire bat!” says the release — and will be accompanied by a motorcycle when it moves to Ripley’s Hollywood Odditorium later this year. Edward Meyer, Ripley’s VP of Exhibits and Archives, describes the statue as Ramos’ opus, “his 9th Symphony — both in complexity, detail, and historic scope. He has virtually told the history of the film industry in one spectacular sculpture.” Click here to see a large full body shot, and see how many films and stars you can pick out. (Spoiler: That’s Cameron Diaz on his forehead and Julia Roberts on his cheek.) We got the full list, which we’ll paste below. The sculpture seems, well, not all that thrilling at first. But when you see two of the close-ups, it becomes slightly cooler… READ FULL STORY »
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James Van Der Beek may have finally discovered his greatest role: James Van Der Beek. Consider the evidence. He made us laugh last month with the Funny or Die “Van Der Week” videos. Today, he co-stars in Ke$ha’s new “Blow” music video as a tuxedo-clad, laser-toting version of himself. And he was recently cast in the comedy pilot Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apt. 23 as a former teen heartthrob named James Van Der Beek. We talked to the ex-Dawson’s Creek star about unicorns, getting beheaded, and the difference between himself and “himself.”
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What was your reaction when you were pitched the idea of shooting unicorns with lasers?
JAMES VAN DER BEEK: I’ve been on this kick in the last year or so of whatever’s being offered — no matter how off the wall — if it sounds fun, just saying yes. The pitch is, “Unicorns and lasers and a James Bond tuxedo?” I just said, “Why not?” READ FULL STORY »
First Lady Michelle Obama joined Matt Lauer on this morning’s Today show to talk about Egypt, her husband’s prospects for reelection and how he kicked his smoking habit (equally important), school lunches, Facebook (“It’s not necessary.”), and best of all: how the President most definitely does not dye his hair. The editors went all CSI: Makeover Madness on Michelle, displaying side-by-side images of Barack with different-looking hair from the same day. SHUDDER. You can see the most riveting crime scene in weeks at the bottom of this post. Anyway, I got a little screengrabby after their 30-minute interview. It happens. After the jump, five reasons Michelle Obama should co-host Today after she leaves the White House. What? Why not? READ FULL STORY »
It’s no secret that I make an effort to keep up with the Kardashians, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that I’m really enjoying their 2010 Christmas card. It’s so wonderfully over the top, and to quote the Kardashian clan, I die.
Khloe said on her blog yesterday that her momager, Kris, always makes “it a point to go all out, whether it was ninja turtles themed card, or bringing Santa into the mix, each year she always [manages] to top the year before.” And after seeing last year’s card which featured Ryan Seacrest (?!?), I didn’t even think it was possible. But sure enough, their card is ridiculously glamorous, and the definition of over the top. (Should it even be allowed to have so much beauty in one photo?) READ FULL STORY »
If any picture was ever deserving of PopWatch’s “Now that’s what I call a face!” category, this is it. So now, quiz time, friends! Name the person on the left:
A) Conan O’Brien, dressed up to pitch his “Minty, the Candy Cane That Fell On the Ground” comitragedy to the Metropolitan Opera.
B) An aged Kurt Hummel, on his way back from convincing Mr. Schu that, no, the kids still do not want to rap with him anymore.
C) Glenn Close dressed in drag for her upcoming film, Albert Nobbs, which follows a 19th century woman who dresses in drag in order to get the work opportunities afforded to men. READ FULL STORY »
What if taking one pill once a week would make you rich and powerful? For starters, you wouldn’t have to work or go to school, but rather could sit around drinking wine all day while watching 30 Rock in your Snuggie, because heck, you’re rich and powerful! But we’re not alone in these desires, PopWatchers; underneath those good looks Bradley Cooper is really just like us: sluggish, under-productive, and averse to the bitter cold, and thankfully, his solution comes in pill form. This miracle — and totally fictional — find is at the center of Cooper’s 2011 film Limitless (previously titled The Dark Fields, co-starring Robert De Niro and Abbie Cornish), in which an under-achieving loser quickly gets sucked into a more glamorous lifestyle (read: cliff-jumping, maniacal laughter, infinity pools!) thanks to the magic of a clear pill. Check out Cooper’s ad for the drug, and test your own brain power on the accompanying website to see if NZT is right for you. A little paralysis, amnesia, brain damage, and some homicidal blackouts never hurt anyone, right? I mean who doesn’t want to live like Bradley Cooper? READ FULL STORY »