It’s funny. I always thought I despised the red carpet arrival specials that proceed most awards shows and are a flurry of what-are-you-wearing questions. But for last night’s MTV Movie Awards, the network decided to do away with this tradition. Instead, they aired the season finale of “America’s Best Dance Crew” and then dropped us straight into the awards show with a “Hangover 2” spoof. It felt like there was no wind up, no anticipation built. Let’s just say that I will never roll my eyes at another red carpet special again, as I now see that they serve a purpose.
Overall, last night’s MTV Movie Awards seemed a little … flat. Jason Sudeikis‘ jokes elicited scowls rather than laughter. The presenter pairings—always people starring in a movie together—felt a little shillfesty. And almost all of the awards for the night went to the same movie—”Twilight: Eclipse“—a problem since the cast members didn’t seem to even want them.
But that said, there were some great moments, too. After the jump, the five best and worst moments. Keep reading »
I always thought I was a picky eater … until I watched “Freaky Eaters.”
The TLC show is back for Season 2 (premieres Sun., June 5, 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET), but according to the show’s experts, psychotherapist Dr. Mike Dow and nutrition specialist J.J. Virgin, the difference between Season 1 and 2 is night and day.
Last season, we met freaky eaters addicted to pizza, french fries and Coke. Now, that seems normal compared to this season’s addicts. In the premiere episode, we meet Nikki, a woman obsessed with eating corn starch. Just plain corn starch. Up to 3,300 calories worth of corn starch a day, as a matter of fact. Read more… Keep reading »
“I want to do something that’s going to utilize my brain a little more than this show. If ['Chelsea Lately'] is the show that I’m going to do, it’s going to change. But it may turn out that I’m done with it altogether. I can’t keep doing the same thing; my brain is bleeding. I want to do something that’s more mindful and isn’t celebrity-centered. I’m not looking to totally bail on E! They’ve done a lot for me, and I like it here. If you take away the Kardashians.”
—Chelsea Handler talks to The Hollywood Reporter about what she hopes will happen now that her contract with E! is creeping towards finished. The network is trying hard to extend her contract, but Chelsea says she hasn’t been so impressed with their counter-offers and it sure sounds like she’s ready for a big change. But she swears it isn’t ‘The Tonight Show.’ “That’s a job for Jimmy Fallon. I’m way too divisive for a show like that,” she says. At least she is self-aware? [THR] Keep reading »
“I hardly drink now. I used to drink every single day. I’m more into getting fit, going to the gym, eating healthy because then you feel better about yourself … If I was stretched out, I would look like a supermodel. But I’m like compact, so I look like 160 pounds.”
—Snooki, always the modest one, talks to Star Magazine about her recent weight loss and general push to eat better and exercise more. But we’re not as interested in that part of things. Um, did we hear that right? Snooki is hardly drinking? This turn of events will probably make “Jersey Shore” far less entertaining, but after her getting arrested on the boardwalk in broad daylight for public intoxication last season, I have to say it sounds like a good thing. [Radar Online] Keep reading »
This season on “The Bachelorette,” there is a guy who makes Wes Hayden—the one who was so, so proud of himself for making it pretty far with Jillian Harris when he actually had a girlfriend—look like a nice guy. Bentley Williams is a divorced businessman from Salt Lake City with a daughter, and even though Ashley Hebert got a warning about him before he even stepped out of the limo, he’s the guy she’s falling for super hard. To Ashley’s face, Bentley is a doting dad. But to the camera, Bentley is downright nasty. “I can tell you right now it’s not going to work. She’s just not my type. I, to be honest with you, could almost care less,” he said. “Things could have turned out differently if the Bachelorette was Emily.” As in Emily Maynard, who Brad Womack ended up picking last season.
In the second episode of the season, things got worse. Keep reading »
With big stars like Zooey Deschanel signing on for television shows, it seems like the small screen is the place to be. Today, I read about two other unexpected faces who will be appearing on the boob tube soon. First, Oscar winner Halle Berry is attached to a new TV series called “Higher Learning” that is being pitched to both Showtime and HBO and is expected to be picked up by one of them. Not too much is known about the show beyond Halle’s involvement and the fact that she would play a college professor in it. Also fascinating—Gavin Rossdale, aka the frontman of Bush and husband of Gwen Stefani, has signed on for a role on USA’s “Burn Notice.” Keep reading »