Neil Patrick Harris’s autobiography has been out for a week and, for shame, I missed it. Let me say this: It sounds way more engaging that Karl Ove Knausgaard’s 3600-page My Struggle, not least inasmuch as it is a (semi-) non-fiction choose-your-own adventure book in which you, as Harris, can, for example, choose to audition or not to audition for “Doogie Howser, MD,” and as the book’s description states, “get into a bizarre confrontation outside a nightclub with actor Scott Caan.”
Last week was a big one for Harris: His autobiography was released on Tuesday, and on Wednesday it was announced that he’ll be hosting the Oscars in 2015. Can you EGOT hosting? All he needs are the Grammy Awards. [Nerdist; Playbill; Huffington Post]
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“You know, I’m starting to wonder if this is a bit of an act.”
Jared Leto tells “Access Hollywood” what he really thought of Jennifer Lawrence’s second Oscar fall. I suspect he was joking, and YET, I kind of agree with him. While I don’t think her red carpet spill was fake by any means, I wouldn’t entirely rule out the idea that JLaw was open to falling and played it up a bit when she did. You know, because it went over so well last year. As a bonafide klutz, I understand the mechanics of these things. If you’re not accustomed to walking in heels and you’re not paying attention, you open yourself up to eating shit. But when you know other people will be watching, you focus every ounce of your energy on not biting it. That being said, I am still quite fond of her. There are worse things a person can do than overdramatize a moment of clumsiness. I’ve probably done it myself. [ABC]
I needed no additional proof that Jennifer Lawrence is the least affected, “actress-y” actress in Hollywood. But now that I’ve read her best friend Laura Simpson’s firsthand account on MySpace (which is publishing articles now, apparently?) about being Jen’s date to the Oscars on Sunday night, it’s set in stone. Jen and Laura met seven years ago at an event and have been close ever since. If you don’t know what Laura looks like (that’s a picture of her and Jen above!), you definitely saw the back of her head when Jennifer Lawrence tripped on the red carpet and plunged downward. Jen grabbed Laura from behind to try and stop her from falling:
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Having her name butchered by John Travolta at the Academy Awards on Sunday has maybe turned out to be the best thing to happen to Idina Menzel. While the actress and singer was already famous before Travolta’s marble mouth introduced her as “Adele Dazeem,” this completely unscripted and hilarious moment has, kinda sorta, made her a household name. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s been an uptick in interest in Menzel’s Broadway show, If/Then. The producers of the show are certainly trying to make the most of the flub, changing the Menzel’s name to Adele Dazeem on the sign outside the theater earlier this week, and editing her name inside the Playbill as well. So silly and funny. [Daily Mail UK]