Fox continues to use minor tragedies and ambulances to shamelessly promote its musical reality competitions. Earlier this year, during American Idol auditions, we got our first auditions episode CLIFFHANGER when Symone Black fell off the stage during Hollywood Week. This time it’s 13-year-old YouTube sensation Trevor Moran, the little kid who danced around the Apple Store. READ FULL STORY »
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Rihanna continues to evolve into hip-hop’s version of Tammy Wynette. Before yesterday’s court date to determine whether Chris Brown violated the terms of his probation for assaulting Rihanna in 2009, the songstress tweeted “Praying for you baby, my best wishes are with you today! Remember that whatever God does in our lives, it is WELL DONE!!!
For fear that her “baby” didn’t get the first message, she tweeted directly at his handle again four hours later. “I’m praying for you and wishing u the best today!”
“Thank u so much,” he responded. She must have just forgotten why he’s on probation. These things happen. READ FULL STORY »
If the best sports officials are the ones you never notice, then the zebras who worked the Green Bay versus Seattle football game last night will live in infamy. With the National Football League at a labor impasse with their regular on-field officials, the league has been using replacement refs so far this season — to less than stellar reviews. Last night, though, things hit rock bottom, as the fill-ins made a mockery of the rules, were openly derided by the ESPN announcing crew, and handed the game to Seattle by ruling a touchdown on the last play of the game. Confusion erupted in Seattle after one referee credited Seattle’s Golden Tate with the game-winning catch — despite the fact that he clearly shoved a defender in the back and didn’t really have sole possession. Another referee seemed poised to call the play an interception, but after reviewing the play on instant replay, the officials double-downed on their error and ruled touchdown, giving Seattle a 14-12 victory.
Twitter immediately exploded, and not just from the sports world. (ESPN reports that the bad call impacted at least $150 million in bets — the Packers were favored by 3.5.)
Watch the play below and read some choice tweets: READ FULL STORY »
You want a piece of her?
Britney Spears was the name of the hour last night on Glee, with the show performing eight more of her songs, after a first “tribute” episode for the singer aired during the show’s second season.
Quality-wise, the episode was enjoyable with well-produced numbers throughout. But on Access Hollywood today, host Billy Bush reported that he’d spoken with Britney’s manager this morning, and her team was livid over the portrayal, which they had no idea was coming. (EW reached out to Spears’ publicist, who has yet to respond.)
If true, I can definitely see where the anger comes from. While the first Britney episode was about overcoming challenges, this tribute episode seemed to focus on the darkest periods of her life and make jokes about it. Everything from shaving her head and fighting with the paparazzi to her disastrous 2007 VMA performance was referenced in some way. On the show, Brittany was going through a similar breakdown that mirrored Spears’. I’m not sure “tribute” was necessarily the right word for this hour of television. It’s a part of her legacy, sure, but it’s not the part we need to celebrate.
They look happy to your right because this trio’s baby has a heartbeat — huzzah! — but the bulk of “Baby Clothes” involved aggression and tears. You see, everyone in this crazy mixed-up world is different, and so they hate each other.
In tonight’s third episode of The New Normal — brought to you by Pinkberry, Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabbana, and Equinox — Bryan and David run into a bigot in an outlet mall. This bigot is a great big terror in a polo shirt who asks them to stop kissing (in the interest of “trying to protect my family”) and calls the idea of Bryan and David having a baby “disgusting.” Bryan and David head home to have a heart-to-heart about bringing a baby into “a world where idiot people are trained to hate what we do.” There are tears, and it is dire. No one wants their family members to suffer, but how can kids be protected when hate is all around? READ FULL STORY »
According to her Twitter bio, beleaguered actress Lindsay Lohan is an “artist of many things.” She’s also a crusader against injustice, particularly as perpetrated by California’s legal system — understandable, considering her vast experience with the state’s police and courts.
Last night, the star of Lifetime’s Liz & Dick took to her favorite bully pulpit to complain about what she perceives as unfair treatment. But Lindsay wasn’t talking about innocent people getting convicted for crimes they didn’t commit, or lopsided custody battles — she was focused on how Cali treats former child stars, its most endangered species. “Why did I get put in jail and a Nickelodeon star has had NO punishment(s) so far?” she tweeted bitterly, continuing a few minutes later with this message: “These are the moments that I appreciate my life experiences, living without regrets and Disney for supporting me as an actress.”
The Nickelodeon star in question, of course, is Amanda Bynes, who has even more driving infractions than this guy. (She seems to be staying off Twitter for a change.) Lohan’s complaints are actually premature, since Bynes is due in court on Sept. 21. If convicted for a DUI (she’s pleading not guilty) and two counts of misdemeanor hit-and-run (which allegedly occurred April 10 and August 4), the star of What I Like About You could face a large fine and, yes, up to one year in jail.
So… cheer up, Lindsay?
Jessica Simpson is getting comfortable “In This Skin.“
Her first commercial for the weight loss program has been released, and it’s a close-up of Simpson talking about her struggles. “I’m not a supermodel,” Simpson said. “I’m just Jessica.”
That “just Jessica” goofy spirit that was on display during Newlyweds — OMG, 2003 seems like forever ago, you guys – is clearly the down-to-earth vibe that the brand is going for here.
Interestingly, there is not a full body shot or a mention of exactly how much weight she’s lost in the commercial. On Katie yesterday, Simpson told Couric that was intentional, and it was because she didn’t want women comparing themselves to her, but rather to be inspired for their own Weight Watchers journey. The exact number isn’t important. Or, as Simpson used to sing, “So don’t tell me I have to be 102/ I don’t have nothing to prove.”
Watch her first commercial below: READ FULL STORY »
Thank you, Buzzfeed, for pointing us toward this ridiculous tweet from La Lohan. The Mean Girl seems to have erased it from her feed — but nothing can ever be truly erased on the Internet. We do sort of get where she’s coming from, though — as Lindsay’s frenemy Forbes wrote last week, the beleaguered starlet allegedly got kicked out of the Chateau Marmont after racking up a $46,000 bill. How… how is that even possible? READ FULL STORY »
Chalk it up to more Rumors.
Lindsay Lohan has not had a great week. While she dodged burglary charges, there are reports coming out of her time on set of Liz & Dick, and they aren’t good.
CNN reports Elizabeth Taylor’s famous trailer, used on set of Cleopatra, was sold to Angel Alger for $50,000 in June, but as part of the sale agreement, Alger had to rent it out to Silver Screen Pictures to use in the Liz & Dick movie. Alger claims that when she saw it again in July, there was $100,000 worth of damage to it, including broken dishes and cigarette marks over everything.
Alger said she suspects Lindsay Lohan is responsible, “based on a studio employee’s comment to [Alger] that the actress and her friends had access to it each night after filming.” Alger has no other evidence to prove it.
When asked for comment, Lindsay’s rep tells EW, “Lindsay has the highest respect and admiration for Elizabeth Taylor. To suggest that she was responsible for this is preposterous.”
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