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Lupita Nyong’o may have won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, but it was her brother, Peter Nyong’o, Jr., who was the life of the party.
Peter attended the Oscars as his big sister’s date and has been a regular at award shows along with his stunning sister. He is currently a freshman at Stetson University, College of Arts and Sciences, where, according to Instagram, he completed his first semester with a 4.0 Gpa. Other information gathered from his Instagram page: Peter is a Drake fan and even saw him in concert, he plays soccer and is a soccer fan – he likes Arsenal – and likes to play video games.
Peter earned a shoutout from his sister during her beautiful acceptance speech Sunday night.
“My brother, Junior, sitting by my side. Thank you so much, you are my best friend,” an emotional Nyong’o said.
Peter Nyong'o, Jr., Featured »
This week's Saturday Night Live host, Jim Parsons, totally nailed an impression of Johnny Weir. By "totally nailed" I mean, it was kind of like if Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory did an impression of Johnny Weir, but hey, that's still pretty entertaining. Even the real Johnny Weir tweeted, "I need Jim Parsons necklace from his Johnny Weir parody on @nbcsnl!" This clip is kind of a two-for-one, since it's set at The Ellen Show, so you get Kate McKinnon's ridiculously good impression of Ellen DeGeneres, plus some Oscar jokes! »
- Maggie Pehanick
It seems like an eternity since the last episode of “Saturday Night Live” aired, but it’s back tonight, with the most beloved member of one of television’s biggest shows as host. Jim Parsons is a semi-unlikely television star, but there are few who don’t know who Sheldon Cooper is at this point, and a large chunk of that goes to Parson’s portrayal of that character. In lesser hands, Sheldon would not be one of the true genuine breakout characters in recent TV history. Tonight, Parsons gets to potentially stretch his wings, in addition to almost undoubtedly delivering “The Big Bang Theory”-related humor as well. Along for the ride is musical act Beck for this, the first show in the post-Seth Meyers Era. Usually, I liveblog the proceedings, but due to personal reasons, I’m opting for the less taxing task of recapping it after the fact. »
- Ryan McGee
Doctor Who alum Karen Gillan has joined the ABC pilot Selfie. From Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek, the series follows a woman obsessed with her fame on social media who gets the wrong kind of notoriety after a bad breakup turns into a viral video. From there, she has to rebuild her life and her reputation.
In disappointing news, Neve Campbell has quit the TNT pilot Guilt by Association. Deadline says Campbell had last-minute nerves about committing to a series. I was looking forward to seeing Neve Campbell return to TV.
Since putting “naked” in the title of a show worked so well for Discovery, VH1 is now developing a reality show with the working title Naked Dating. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will see people going »
- Lyle Masaki
India’s Got Talent contestant Akshat Singh appeared at “The Ellen Show” last Monday after captivating Indian audience with his performance at the Indian reality show.
The popular talk show, which usually includes international celebrities as guests, invited the 8-year-old star to perform at the show, becoming the first non-celebrity Indian to appear in “The Ellen Show”.
Dresses as a small replica of inspector Chulbul Pandey as he did at his performance in Igt, Akshat wowed the audience with his amazing agility and showcased some of his signature moves, including breakdance, backflips, splits, pelvic moves and much more. Although he was not allowed to use the same track that he used on his first performance, he displayed the same passion and confidence that earned him the ovation of the judges in the Indian reality show and has turned him into an overnight internet sensation.
Although his understanding of English was limited, »
- Núria Bonals Hidalgo
Eva Mendes Shuts Down Pregnancy Rumors
“It all started because I didn't want to go through the scanners at the airport. You know, those X-ray scanners, which are really creepy," Mendes told Ellen DeGeneres.
"They basically see you naked, right? And not only that, but there's a radiation aspect to it, so I always opt out,” the actress and girlfriend of Ryan Gosling added. “I always ask for a personal pat-down. I don't mean in person, I meant in private because they can take you. Ladies, I want you to know that they can take you in private, they can take you into an area."
DeGeneres did her best to trip up the The Place Behind the Pines actress. "Good idea. Good idea. That's »
Following its television debut on today's episode of "The Ellen Show," New Line Cinema has released the trailer for their upcoming Tammy , starring Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, Gary Cole, Mark Duplass, Toni Collette, Nat Faxon, Dan Aykroyd and Kathy Bates. Scripted by McCarthy and her husband and creative partner Ben Falcone (who makes his directing debut with the project), Tammy follows the title character (McCarthy) in the midst of a bad day. She has totaled her clunker car, gotten fired from her thankless job at a greasy burger joint, and instead of finding comfort at home, finds her husband getting comfortable with the neighbor in her own house. It's time to take her boom box and book it. The bad news is she's broke and without wheels. The »
Channing Tatum, The Academy, and Oscars Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron today announced the winners of the “Team Oscar” college search on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” along with this year’s Oscars host, Ellen DeGeneres. The winners will deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, live on ABC.
“We created this contest last year to give students who are passionate about film, the opportunity to set their sights on the future,” said Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “We received so many inspiring submissions this year that it made for a difficult choice, but the talent and stories of these six winners really represent what Team Oscar is all about and convinced us that they are a perfect fit for the Oscar stage.”
The “Team Oscar” winners are:
Zaineb Abdul-Nabi – University of Michigan (Mi) – Hometown: Bronx, NY Tayo Amos – Stanford University (CA) – Hometown: Mountain View, »
- Michelle McCue
You're wonderful. Now take your shirt off. Rt @channingtatum Honored to announce 6 new members of #TeamOscar on Ellen tomorrow.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 6, 2014
“Team Oscar” was an open contest for college students over the age of 18 to win a chance to be a part of the 86th Academy Awards. Each contestant was required to submit a 60-second video detailing why they deserve to go to the Oscars and detail how they will contribute to the future of film. They also had to write a short essay to accompany their short films.
“We created this »
The long road to the intersection of Hollywood & Hockey brought How I Met Your Mother writer and producer Chuck Tatham from the Toronto suburb of Guelph, Ontario, to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday evening, when he participated in a media pickup game on the very rink set up for Saturday's historic NHL outdoor game between the L.A. Kings and Anaheim Ducks. The three-time Emmy nominee (Full House, Living Single, Suddenly Susan, The Ellen Show, Arrested Development, etc.), who recently sold a pilot starring Brad Garrett to ABC, donned a throwback Kings sweater and took to the ice
- Mike Barnes
Kim Kardashian Planning A Summer Wedding
“It will be this summer. Somewhere out of the country. We honestly haven’t picked a date yet. We said when we were on our trip skiing this New Year’s that we were going to pick the date and location, and that hasn’t happened. We know we want it in the summer time, but we just [have] to figure that out,” Kim said during her recent appearance on The Ellen Show where she also gushed about Kanye as a dad to their baby girl, North West. »
Meryl Streep Earns Record Breaking 18th Oscar Nomination
Streep was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as Violet Weston in August: Osage County. This make’s Streep’s eighteenth Oscar nomination, the most of any actor.
With this most recent nomination, Streep broke her own record, previously held at 17 Oscar nods – she has won three times. Streep reveals she didn’t think she would be nominated this year and was fast asleep when the nominations were announced last Thursday.
“You read the papers and they all say, ‘oh, she doesn’t have a chance.’ Because I’m so…old news,” Streep said.
Though Streep admits to be excited about her nomination, she revealed to Ellen »
Courteney Cox and David Arquette might not be together anymore, but that doesn't mean they aren't still friends. The "Cougar Town" actress tells Ellen Degeneres on "The Ellen Show" that she, Arquette, their daughter Coco, and Arquette's pregnant girlfriend Christina McLarty all had dinner together recently.
Coco is excited to become a big sister to Arquette and McLarty's baby boy, Cox tells Degeneres. "At first she was nervous because, you know, it's a big deal. At first, I was nervous, I was like woo, heavy," she says. "Now it's great and we actually all had dinner the other night. The whole family. It's a very unique relationship. All of us -- like, literally, me and Christina and David and Coco. It's great though."
Kaley and Ryan Sweeting celebrated New Year’s Eve by exchanging wedding vows in a spectacular ceremony at the stunning Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, California. Now see all the pics and details of their spectacular Fire & Ice themed bash.
The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco, 27, and tennis star Ryan Sweeting, 26, made their love for each other official on New Year’s Eve when they said their “I dos.” And they did so in style — white roses, a pink dress, and a fire juggler were just some of the details of their lavish wedding ceremony.
Kaley Cuoco’s Fire & Ice Themed Wedding
Kaley and Ryan rang in the new year with a big bang when they walked down the aisle at their Fire & Ice themed wedding ceremony in Southern California. The actress’ maid of honor was her younger sister, Briana Cuoco, 25.
In one pic, guests are walking thru »
- Sandra Clark
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