Normally, I view ads as things to be fast-forwarded past. But this one for Logitech Revue with Google TV is pretty awesome. It stars Kevin Bacon as … Kevin Bacon’s biggest fan—the president of his fan club who commissioned an oil painting of himself with Sir Bacon. Best line: “His best movie is probably a tie between all of them. ” Keep reading »
I’ve always been shocked by the statistic that 93 percent of American women take their husband’s last name. But there’s one group that’s overly represented in the seven percent who don’t—celebrities. It makes sense because, once you get to the point where you’re famous, your name is a brand. It’s the way people have, and most likely will continue to, see you. Changing it is just confusing. After all, what would we make of Reese Toth? Or Drew Kopelman?
That’s why it comes as sort of surprise that Lily Allen, who has released two albums that went Gold in the U.S. and triple platinum in the UK, has not only legally changed her name following her marriage to Sam Cooper, but professionally as well. Should she ever release a third record (please, Lily, won’t you?), it’ll be under the name Lily Rose Cooper. When your name is integral to your brand as an entertainer, a move like this mid-career seems risky to me. I mean, I really don’t think I’ll be changing my professional name to Amelia Gosling, you know? [Rolling Stone]
Anyway, keep clicking for other stars who changed their names post-marriage.
“Charlie Sheen gets to have his moment in a hotel room with hookers and becomes cool, getting kudos from it. If that was a girl she’d be considered a dirty little slapper [a whore] and pounded out of town. Girls have to be so nice. A girl can’t even say something vaguely confrontational in an interview, it’s all about sweetness. It makes everything so insipid.”
— Ex-”Bond” girl and more recent “Made In Dagenham” star Rosamund Pike does not sound the least bit “insipid” speaking out on Hollywood’s double standards. [Contact Music] Keep reading »
MTV has found its magic ingredient to stay relevant in a post music video world—”Jersey Shore.” And thus, the cast of the addictively sleazy show will be front and center at 2010′s MTV New Year’s Eve Bash. The special has lined up a series of “Shore” stunts to get viewers tuning in. The biggest and most outlandish of which has to be the plan to put Snooki in her own ball and have her drop along with Times Square’s legendary orb to ring in the New Year, hamster-style. The rest of the “Shore” slummers have been assigned the task of turning the NYC crowd into a massive fist-pumping mosh pit in hopes of breaking a Guinness World Record. For what? I’m not sure. Largest public exhibition of douchebaggery, perhaps? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »