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Kristin Cavallari: 'Hills' producers texted us lines, 'I had fake relationships, fake fights'
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Former "Hills" and "Laguna Beach" star Kristin Cavallari was on "Bethenny" Friday (Dec. 20), where she talked about how fake her MTV "reality" shows could be at times.
"They are very much like soap operas," says Cavallari. "'Laguna Beach,' they really just manipulated situations and put us in situations that we normally wouldn't have been in, or we'd have to film something that maybe happened a month ago or hasn't happened yet, stuff like that."
"When I decided to join 'The Hills,' I knew exactly what I was getting into. I knew exactly the character they wanted me to be, so I said, 'Listen, I'm game. What do you want me to do," she continues.
"I had fake relationships, fake fights. I don't care anymore, I can tell you. At this point, it's been so many years," says Cavallari, as she reveals one »
Charles Barkley's 'Leroy' Jetson sends Shaquille O'Neal into hysterics
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On the NBA on TNT this week, commentator Charles Barkley was commenting about the state of professional basketball today and he says, "I'm gonna tell you something, man, ain't no doubt in my mind, if I played the game today, I'd be going to the game in a spaceship. ... Like Leroy, Elroy Jetson."
Honestly, we don't know what he means by going to the game in a spaceship. But his slip of the tongue by saying "Leroy" Jetson sends the other guys -- particularly Shaquille O'Neal -- into fits of laughter.
"Leroy Jetson. Is that the black Jetson? 'His homeboy Leroy,' ... Leroy Jetson. Underdog, put that on a T-shirt," says O'Neal, as he buries his face in his papers and laughs and laughs.
Later, Shaq is still singing it -- "He got dubs on his whip" -- and the sound guys play the "Jetsons" theme music and offer up »
'Saving Mr. Banks' Bradley Whitford tries to capture Don DaGradi's 'sense of joy'
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"Saving Mr. Banks," the tale of how P.L. Travers' (Emma Thompson) novel was made into beloved Disney movie "Mary Poppins," has opened to rave reviews for the entire ensemble. Bradley Whitford, who plays real-life screenwriter Don DaGradi in the film, tells Zap2it that it was a little intimidating playing a real-life person, but he certainly wasn't under the same kind of pressure as co-star Tom Hanks, who plays Walt Disney.
"I had a latitude and a freedom that you don't have like with what Tom is doing," says the "Trophy Wife" star, "which is playing someone who is as familiar as Walt Disney."
"I think what Tom does is such a great example of somebody playing someone who is familiar and iconic and finding the resonances within himself for that character," Whitford adds. "Walt's sense of possibility, Walt's constant awareness of his good fortune, Walt's never-ending hunger to keep going creatively. »
Miss New York Nina Davuluri calls Miss America Mallory Hagan fat: Are you still mad?
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Plenty of pop-culture stories from 2013 were fodder for public outrage. As the year comes to a close, Zap2it takes a look back at some of the biggest uproars and asks: U Still Mad?
It was bad enough that, after being crowned Miss America 2013, Hagan had to face critics who had the audacity to critique her body for having appeared to gain a little weight since the competition. But then, as she prepared to hand her crown over at the 2014 pageant in September, she was slammed with reports that Davuluri -- who would eventually take her crown, Btw -- had allegedly called her "fat as [bleep]" back in July.
Pageant organizers were quick to dismiss the claims that Davuluri had done anything wrong, »
Steve Carell relives a Christmas disappointment on 'The Late Show'
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Many people have a holiday regret that sticks with them over the years. For Steve Carell, it comes from a Christmas in his childhood where he failed to get the only thing in the world he asked for: a skittle bowl set, which is essentially a miniature bowling game. The "Anchorman 2" star appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman" Thursday (Dec. 19) to tell the story.
"That was the only present I wanted and I made it very evident to my parents that that's what I wanted," he tells Letterman. "Came down Christmas morning and they had given it to me brother and he could have cared less. He was like, 'Uh, skittle bowl. Whatever.'"
Luckily, Carell was able to conceal his disappointment as a child, waiting until now to let the frustration out. So if you know Steve and are planning to buy him a gift, time »
Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen bring Santa Claus into their beautiful bromance
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As the 2013 bromance tour of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" alum Patrick Stewart and his "X-Men: First Class" co-star Ian McKellen rolls on, it looks like made a special new friend named Santa Claus on Wednesday (Dec. 18).
Stewart shared the photo on his Twitter account, writing, "Father Christmas!" The men were wearing what have become their trademark bowler hats and are dressed in festive red and green sweatshirts, looking happy as can be.
It seems the two have been inseparable in the latter half of 2013, as they were rehearsing for, and now performing in, two plays simultaneously. They'd better hope they were both good this year, if they want Santa to come through with presents. »
Chuck Norris' epic Christmas splits put Jean-Claude Van Damme to shame
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Take that, Jean-Claude Van Damme. You just got put in your place by Chuck Norris. A new video has landed online just in time for Christmas, with Norris taking Van Damme's splits stunt to an entirely new level.
Alright, this might be a CGI version of Norris doing the splits between two flying jets while balancing a a human pyramid on his head, but it's impressive all the same. The video comes from Delov Digital and features a passage from William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" being read over it.
This all stems from Van Damme's Volvo commercial, which features the actor and martial artist doing the splits between two moving semi trucks. There was no CGI involved in his stunt. »
Kevin Smith's new movie 'Tusk' based on an Internet hoax
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"It's a move about a guy who tried to turn another guy into a walrus," Kevin says. "It came from this thing I read online." It all started when Smith was chatting on a podcast with his friend, Scott Mosier. They found an online posting from someone looking for a roommate who would dress as a walrus once a day for free room and board. Sounds simple enough, right?
It turns out the posting was fake, which makes a lot of sense, but that didn't stop Smith from spinning the idea off into what sounds like a pretty chilling horror movie about a human getting sewn into a walrus suit by a madman. "This is as stupid as 'The Purge'. »
'Celebrity Bowling': Watch Cm Punk and WWE Superstars do battle
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WWE Superstars can more than hold their own in a wrestling ring, but what happens when they go to war in a new arena? "@Midnight" host Chris Hardwick found out when he had Cm Punk, A. J. Lee, Kofi Kingston and Fandango as guests on his "All-Star Celebrity Bowling" web series.
The wrestlers faces off against Hardwick and a team of his Nerdist YouTube channel cohorts, with money for charity on the line. A great time is had by all, with the trash talk flying and lots of horrible bowling. We won't say who walks away with the victory in the end, but the real star of the show is the nachos the wrestlers are obsessed with. »
'Duck Dynasty' Phil Robertson: Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz wrongly defend 'freedom of speech'
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Once "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson's indefinite suspension from the A&E hit was announced on Wednesday (Dec. 18) following his inflammatory comments regarding homosexuals and the Civil Rights era in GQ, supporters began pouring out of the woodwork, decrying the unfair treatment of their pop-culture hero.
Two high-profile supporters of Robertson and his homespun, Bible-based hate were -- and do try not to be too shocked -- Sarah Palin and Sen. Ted Cruz. Never ones to miss an opportunity to further the culture wars that keep them in business, both Palin and Cruz immediately issued statements via social media, inflating Robertson's punishment to a violation of his First Amendment rights.
Palin jumped on Twitter, declaring, "Free speech is an endangered species. Those 'intolerants' hatin' and taking on the 'Duck Dynasty' patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us." Cruz took to Facebook a day later »
Jennifer Lawrence was proud bedwetter at age 13
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You know, Jennifer Lawrence doesn't really adhere to the conventions of too much information. She's an open book, regardless of how embarrassing it may be for her. And that approach was on full display during her appearance on "Conan" Wednesday (Dec. 18).
Not only did J-Law tell the story about a hotel maid finding her sex toys, but Lawrence opened up about her rather hyperactive youth, which included medication at one point. She says she looked at every day as a way to start fresh, cool, calm and collected. It just never worked out that way.
Somehow during the course of her Conan convo, Jennifer veered off into a story about wetting the bed at age 13 and being excited for the world to find out. "I was like, 'Who wets the best when they're 13?' So I couldn't wait to get to school to tell everybody," she remembers. Of course, telling »
Demi Lovato: I'm leaving 'X Factor' to focus on music
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The judges' table on "The X Factor" will look very different should the Fox singing competition return for a fourth season. For starters, their hair colors will be a lot less bright now that blue-coiffed judge Demi Lovato confirms she is exiting the show to focus on her music career.
"I'm leaving to start a new chapter in my life," Lovato tells Zap2it backstage after the "X Factor" finale performance show. "I started the show being a singer and a musician and it is time to go back to that. It has been really great, but I'm so excited because 2014, I'm going to dedicate entirely to music: touring and making a new album, possibly releasing one. I'm really, really focused and excited."
Although Lovato says she's excited to move on, there are a few things she'll take away from her "X Factor" experience. "What I'm going to miss the »
'True Blood's' Joe Manganiello shows Arnold Schwarzenegger his muscles
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"True Blood" star Joe Manganiello has been loved for his muscles since he was introduced to fans as Alcide Herveaux in Season 3. Now Arnold Schwarzenegger has been introduced to Manganiello's impressive body as well.
Muscle & Fitness magazine placed Manganiello on its January 2014 cover, and threw a party to honor the big issue. Manganiello has also been busy promoting his new book, "Evolution: The Cutting Edge Guide to Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building the Body You've Always Wanted," which is content a former body builder like Schwarzenegger knows something about.
At the party, Schwarzenegger and Manganiello posed together in front of a picture of the cover, which sees the "True Blood's" star's muscles practically popping off the page. "The Universe somehow avoided implosion when we got these two in a room together at our party in La last night!" the magazine tweets.
By now, Schwarzenegger is actually likely used to seeing Manganiello's muscles. »
Brian Boitano comes out as gay ahead of Sochi Olympics in Russia
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Another gay man will be traveling to the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia as part of the official U.S. delegation. Brian Boitano, who won the 1988 Olympic figure skating gold medal, announced the news two days after President Barack Obama named him a member of the delegation.
"I am many things: a son, a brother, an uncle, a friend, an athlete, a cook, an author, and being gay is just one part of who I am," he says in a statement. "First and foremost I am an American athlete and I am proud to live in a country that encourages diversity, openness and tolerance. As an athlete, I hope we can remain focused on the Olympic spirit which celebrates achievement in sport by peoples of all nations."
The announcement is particularly significant this year due to Russia's much-criticized anti-gay law. The country made the public discussion or display of gay rights »
'Game of Thrones': George R.R. Martin hosting free marathon screening
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If anyone can pull off a free screening of the first three seasons of "Game of Thrones," it's George R.R. Martin. The series' author owns the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, N.M., and got the blessing of HBO to host a 12-week free screening series leading up to the premiere of Season 4.
Starting on Jan. 6, the Jean Cocteau Cinema will air three episodes per night of the HBO fantasy series. Seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, and all screenings will begin at 7 p.m.
But guests will get much more than just the experience of watching the TV show in Grrm's own theater. The cinema's website says there will also be special Skype guest appearances by select cast and crew members, door prizes, and appearances by Martin himself.
Here are the list of screenings and the episodes that will be shown on each night:
Monday, January 6: Season One, »
Steve Carell reveals his 'Anchorman' Brick Tamland inspiration
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For the character of Ron Burgundy, Will Ferrell based his character on Mort Crim. For Brian Fantana, Paul Rudd went full Geraldo Rivera. But where did Steve Carell find the inspiration for his lovable "Anchorman" doofus Brick Tamland?
"For the first one, I really thought about my kids -- not that they are brain-drained -- but that they are very innocent and naïve," he says of his children: Elisabeth Anne, who was three at the time, and John, who was only a month old. "I thought, well that's kind of cute and funny. Yeah, he just stands there and looks like an idiot."
Now that his children are 12 and 9, respectively, they likely won't »
Kelly Rowland knew about 'Beyonce' visual album and didn't tell us
20 hours ago
If you have a secret you don't want getting out, then you probably want Kelly Rowland as a friend. The Destiny's Child member and "The X Factor" judge and mentor knew all about her pal Beyonce's secret album -- and she didn't tell a soul. It wasn't even hard to keep it a secret, really.
"No," Rowland tells Zap2it when asked if it was difficult to keep from spilling the details. "Demi [Lovato] called me [after the news first broke and I told her] it's none of my business to tell. It's not! It's something that Bey wanted to share with her fans and she did. She did such an incredible job on this album. It's such a great album; I couldn't be more proud of her."
Rowland knew about the album for a while, but didn't know exactly when it was going to drop. "I've been around for the preparation of it but I think she knew »
'Jimmy Kimmel Live': Did Rob Ford win Clip of the Year?
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"Jimmy Kimmel Live's" Clip of the Year 2013 honoree has been announced.
The Top 6 best video clips included Rob Ford walking into a camera, a woman who was very passionate about rhubarb, one anchor's accidental flute flub, a boss with the best terrified reaction face, A.J. Clemente's infamous on-air flub and a monkey in a snow suit. But there can only be one winner, and that is ...
Paul Lewis, the boss man who was featured in the video, appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to accept his award, and was adorably excited about the whole thing. "I thought that little monkey was cute," he admits.
But this wouldn't be a Kimmel sketch if there wasn't a surprise ending. Watch the above clip to see what lies in store for unsuspecting Lewis. »
'House of Cards' Robin Wright engaged to Ben Foster
21 hours ago
The two met on the set of the 2011 Woody Harrelson drama "Rampart" and began dating in early 2012. Foster has appeared in such movies as "3:10 to Yuma," "30 Days of Night" and "Kill Your Darlings." His latest project is "Lone Survivor," the Mark Wahlberg military drama opening in January.
Wright is currently starring in Netflix's original drama "House of Cards," for which she has received both an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination.
This will be Foster's first marriage and Wright's third. She was previously married to Dan Witherspoon from 1986 to 1988 and Sean Penn from 1995 to 2010. Penn and Wright have two children: a daughter, Dylan, and a son, Hopper.
"House of Cards" Season 2 premieres on Netflix Feb. 14, 2014. »
'Anchorman 2': Will Ferrell gives 'Rake's' Greg Kinnear 'a big thrill'
21 hours ago
It's hard to compete with Ron Burgundy, but Greg Kinnear is giving it a try.
The former "Later" and "Talk Soup" host turned Oscar-nominated actor (for 1997's "As Good as It Gets") plays the news anchor's (Will Ferrell) romantic rival for Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) -- now married to, and a co-parent with, the career-preoccupied Ron -- in the new movie-comedy sequel "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues."
"I just worked a few days on it, but it was really fun, a big thrill," Kinnear tells Zap2it. "I got a call from (director and co-writer) Adam McKay when he was starting it up, and he said, 'Hey, ya wanna play this bizarre little shrink?' I said, 'Well, do I get to sit opposite Ron Burgundy? He said, 'Yup.' And I said, 'When do you need me?'
"If anything, I was paid to keep a straight face," adds Kinnear, »
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