“There’s this strange thing that’s happened over the last 25 or 30 years where there’s this decision being made that women aren’t able to carry the box office. Now, ‘Bridesmaids’ has proved that to be bullshit, and ‘The Help’ has proven it to be bullshit. But it’s much harder to get a film with a woman lead made. When a man hits 40 is when roles just begin to happen. And for women it doesn’t happen. I find that to be a very concerning issue.”
– George Clooney continues to do what he does second best (after acting) in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly – making women swoon. Clooney sounds a little bit like a politician to me here — while he very well may be quite concerned about the status of women in Hollywood, it also sounds like he’s pandering a bit to a sizable portion of his fan base. Prove me wrong, George! I know — why doesn’t he step behind the camera again (his third biggest talent, as displayed in the well-done “Ides of March”) and direct a female lead himself? Another movie with Tilda Swinton, perhaps? Or Vera Farmiga? Or Helen Mirren? That would be rad. Just a thought. [Entertainment Weekly]
All Chelsea Gill wants to do is go out with her dream guy Jason Segel for one drink. So she wrote “The Muppets” star a cute little song with the offer, and posted it on YouTube. Jason somehow saw her quirky video and is reportedly considering saying yes. “My favorite thing, maybe ever,” he Tweeted Wednesday night. “I am in awe. Response on the way. I’m gonna need a couple days on this one.” Don’t think too long, Jason — somebody else might snatch Chelsea up. [YouTube]
Hey, you don’t know who Beyonce’s married to? Maybe you don’t deserve to live. That’s what 31-year-old Ronald Deaver of Parma, Ohio, thought when he stabbed an unnamed 48-year-old on New Year’s Eve. He and the man — supposedly a friend — allegedly got into an argument while watching a video by the singer because the older man didn’t believe that Beyonce is wed to rapper Jay-Z. Yes, apparently in Ohio, your ability to live or die is closely tied to how much celeb gossip you know. So before you cross state lines, make sure you know the latest on Zooey Deschanel’s divorce, okay? [Popdust]
We’re still reeling from “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Brandi Glanville’s drunken Vegas wedding to Darin Harvey this past weekend (and the bizarre tweets that followed). But wait, there’s more. Demi Moore, that is. According to the National Enquirer, Brandi had a romp with Demi Moore back in 2009 while on vacay at Bruce Willis’ estate on Turks & Caicos. Keep reading »
Some men might be afraid of dating a woman whose career is made of heartbroken hits like “Someone Like You.” But nope, Adele has got a new man. What’s more is that 36-year-old Simon Konecki actually seems like someone we would want to date. These lovebirds were spotted riding an alligator spotting boat in the Everglades National Park and smooching. Let’s be honest, that sounds like a great date!
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Some of us quietly assemble our plans for global conquest and world domination in the pages of our private journals. But not Kanye West! Kanye knows that sharing is caring and pooped out a high-top sneaker’s worth of Twitter gems last night. At the top of Kanye’s to-do list? Starting a school/design center/Chinese buffet called DONDA, in honor of his late mother Donda West. And you — yes, you! — can be a part of it. Especially if you are one of the following… Keep reading »