15 items from 2014
Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee in the hot tub with Gary Busey; Helen Flanagan weeping relentlessly in the Diary Room; and David McIntosh parading around in Those short shorts.... the possibilities for this series of Celebrity Big Brother are endless.
So, as we eagerly await for the mystery(ish) celebrity guests to enter the famous house in Elstree, we've decided to reminisce with our favourite ever star contestants below:
"Yeah, Jackie," were the only two words uttered from the side of Jackie's heavily siliconed mouth as she entered the house, draped in fur and dripping in jewels. Her entrance soon became one of the most memorable moments from the entire series.
It was part-Jackie's presence, part-Jackie's face that really shocked Brigitte Nielsen back on the show in 2005 when her former mother-in-law entered the house on day five.
Fellow housemates had to refer to Jackie as the Queen Mother, »
It won’t be easy, but for the first three paragraphs of tonight’s Rising Star quarterfinal-round recap, I’m going to be unabashedly positive, determined to grab the reins and hold back any/all negative commentary. I won’t even take the easy road with deliberately neutral reporting like, “I saw Kesha’s side-boob” or “host Josh Groban wore socks emblazoned with carnivorous fish.”
Ummmmmmmmmm… sooooo…. let’s see here… Audrey Kate Geiger’s “New York State of Mind” was exquisitely phrased and deeply felt; if I’d paid money to watch her in some smokey jazz lounge (with »
Jukebox 1980s musical that tells the story of Maddie (Annabel Scholey), who is preparing to marry gorgeous Italian Raf (Giulio Berruti), and has invited her sister Taylor (Hannah Arterton, Gemma's sister) to the wedding in Puglia. Unbeknown to Maddie, however, Raf is Taylor's ex-holiday flame, and the love of her life... Factor in Greg Wise as Maddie's caddish ex and you have a sun-kissed romp that rolls along with the help of ditties including Don't You Want Me and Girls Just Want To Have Fun. »
In the preview above, the lead characters embark on a hen night in fancy dress, checking off '80s icons Lauper, Tina Turner and Madonna with their outfits.
The jukebox musical features covers of Whitney Houston, George Michael, Wham!, Huey Lewis and the News and Cher. Katrina and the Waves' 'Walking on Sunshine', which gives the film its title, also appears in the movie.
Girls just want to have fun! Katie Couric was the guest of honor at a bachelorette party in New York City on Wednesday, June 18, a source reveals to Us Weekly. The veteran journalist, who is set to wed fiance John Molner this weekend, partied with 45 friends and began the celebration at around 6:30 p.m. at Le Midi near Union Square. Couric, 57, enjoyed a feast with her fellow guests as they sampled a number of dishes and sipped on wine. The bride-to-be then got a [...] »
Now this is the Glee episode we’ve all been waiting for. Oh wait a minute … didn’t Glee already do this episode?
Life after Westboro: Libby Phelps Alvarez poses for ‘No H8′
48 Hours in Brunei: Hollywood Reporter Infiltrates the Underground Gay Scene
Stop the press! James Marsden is hot.
Well, this was inevitable. Lifetime is producing the holiday tv-movie Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever, which “tells the story of a pet-store cat (Grumpy Cat) who can somehow communicate with a 12-year-old girl.” Hmm … it’ll have to do something magical to top this classic from icon David Decoteau.
Here’s the trailer for the new horror film All Cheerleaders Die. »
Rome – Italy’s singing nun, Sister Cristina Scuccia, is the winner of “The Voice of Italy,” after becoming a global sensation starting in March when her rendition of Alicia Keys’ “No One” in the talent show’s blind audition got more than 50 million hits on YouTube and appreciative Tweets from Keys herself and Whoopi Goldberg.
On Thursday night, wearing her nun’s habit, crucifix around her neck, and plain black shoes, the 25-year-old Sicilian nun won Italy’s version of “The Voice” with 62.3 percent of the vote.
“My presence here is not up to me, it’s thanks to the man upstairs,” she said before reciting the Lord’s Prayer onstage.
Sister Scuccia, who won a recording contract with Universal, was coached by Italian rapper J-Ax. She beat long-haired male rocker Giacomo Voli.
As the singing nun’s popularity soared in Italy and around the world, her performances on stage on Italy’s “The Voice, »
- Nick Vivarelli
Birds of a Feather: Cassavetes’ Brings Generic Chops to Predictable Comedy
Long before the inevitable denouement of the vainglorious adulterer catalyzing the female frenzied revenge fantasy that is The Other Woman, one will quickly apprehend the fact that it’s not nearly as daringly mature as it would have you think. Sort of like a younger generation’s version of The First Wives Club (1996), time has not advanced the realism of adult sexual discourse in mainstream film, the ritual of appeasing the conservative censorship of the MPAA still bound tightly to the promise of an adolescent profit margin. In a bid to secure a wholly unnecessary PG-13 rating, there’s a trade off as we lose Cameron Diaz’s sole use of the F word (seemingly changed to something like ‘flipping’ in post-production) for its sexual insinuations that can never quite be discussed in frank, real world terms. While »
- Nicholas Bell
Taylor Swift treats her friends like family - and now she's dressing the part! Swift, 24, painted New York City pink in a chic, blush-colored coat while out and about with Bff Sarah Hyland on Wednesday night. But Hyland, 23, went for a decidedly younger look, rocking a black leather jacket and pants. Together to attend off-Broadway play Under My Skin at The Little Shubert Theatre, the gal pals realized they looked more like a mother-daughter duo with their contrasting fashions. Naturally, they posted photographic evidence to Instagram. "We decided we were dressed like a [straight]-laced mom and her rebellious teen daughter. »
- Michele Corriston
Band, DJ...or 1980s rock concert? Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry made sure their wedding this weekend was extra-memorable -- turning their reception into a live show with performances from several bonafide '80s rock stars. Backed by '80s cover group Flashback Heart Attack, singers from groups including Berlin, Bow Wow Wow, and Missing Persons took the stage to entertain guests at the couple's nuptials. (As reported by TMZ, there was also a performance by Tobey Maguire's young daughter, Ruby, who belted out "Girls Just Want to Have Fun.") [...] »
The idea of a number one record is surely that the most popular song takes hold during the reigning weeks, it makes sense that many of our best loved tracks have enjoyed enviable streaks at the top. However there are equally a huge amount of songs that fell through the cracks and failed to hit the very top of the charts.
Even more gut-wrenching for the artist, is when their single stalls at number 2. Oh man, that must be a real downer. Second is the first to lose after all.
But unbelievably, some of the catchiest and biggest selling songs ever are in this boat. You actually wouldn’t believe that these 10 singles only hit number two on the UK singles chart.
The song that truly defines Cyndi’s long and continuing career, is undoubtedly “Girls Just Want To Have Fun »
- Jono Gibson
Cyndi Lauper may have received a Grammy nomination for the Broadway musical Kinky Boots, but out of the 15 nominations she's earned throughout her career, Lauper has only nabbed one gramophone. "[I'm] always the bridesmaid, never the bride," she quips to People. The singer won the best new artist award for her 1983 debut album She's So Unusual, which made her a household name. "It definitely had to be a hit album," she recalls about setting out to create it. "I was trying to make a sound and not sound like everyone else. There was a lot of incredible music, and I had »
- Carlos Greer
Girls just want to have fun! Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts arrived at the Critics' Choice Awards on Jan. 17 in Santa Monica together wearing sunglasses (yes, sunglasses) and giggling down the red carpet. Both 2014 Oscar nominees for their roles in August: Osage County, neither Streep, 64 nor Roberts, 46, explained why they chose the shady accessories, but we'd like to imagine that the gal pals were recovering from a late-night slumber party. The pair posed, laughed, and chatted on the red carpet outside Barker Hanger. Basically rubbing [...] »
I took way too many photos of my TV screen during the Golden Globes. Some of them made the cut. (Who can say what “some” means, really?) Join me in a visual adventure through Tina and Amy’s gladiating, Martin Scorsese’s unbridled enthusiasm at a vagina joke, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ gluttony, and more:
Switch hit: Amy Poehler really did look amazing tonight.
Tina and Amy’s Scandal/Blue Steel moment: Chilling!
Elisabeth Moss (Best Actress in a Mini-Series) had a big night: Flipping off E! »
- Annie Barrett
The "Law & Order" franchise -- and "Svu," its lone remaining incarnation -- is known for its topical ripped-from-the-headlines storylines. But CBS' legal drama "The Good Wife" is quickly becoming the go-to show for topical plots. Case in point: Sunday's (Jan. 5) episode of "Tgw," which tackled a case incredibly similar to a "Glee" controversy from early 2013.
When "Glee" covered Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back," fans of singer/songwriter Jonathan Coulton recognized the folksy arrangement used on the show as the very same one Coulton had released years before. But after complaining to the show, Coulton received a less-than-stellar response.
"They also got in touch with my peeps to basically say that they're within their legal rights to do this, and that I should be happy for the exposure (even though they do not credit me, and have not even publicly acknowledged that it's my version -- so you know, it's »
15 items from 2014
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