Wait, I thought the rumour was that Carrie Underwood was performing at halftime at the Super Bowl …? Instead the Wall Street Journal reported the other day that the NFL has invited Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Coldplay …but that if they want the gig, they have to pay the league for the opportunity. The artists’ reaction? A “chilly reception”.
One of the arguments against this proposal is that it would essentially turn the halftime show into a giant commercial. Um. What do you think Beyonce was doing two years ago? Pepsi was sponsoring the show and Pepsi was also sponsoring her. The Super Bowl is a giant commercial in and of itself. The difference between Bey’s situation though and this one is that SHE was getting paid and not the one doing the paying for the privilege to be adored.
To me it’s not the endorsement issue but the pride issue. Maybe it’s an unfair perspective but if I found out that the artist on stage during halftime at the Super Bowl wrote a cheque for the right to be on stage during halftime at the Super Bowl, I’d think it was super lame. You?
Yours in gossip,
So it was Gwyneth Paltrow’s turn to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge yesterday. And this is exactly what I mean about those on the top tier participating – because it’s their return nominations that continue to make it interesting. The Zac Efrons and the Ashley Bensons of the world can keep going around in their own circles all they want. Full Story
To the outsider, they don’t seem to have much in common. The internet doesn’t seem to understand their relationship. But it’s serious, lasting a lot longer than people thought it would. How have they prevailed? Love, sure. And also…oxycontin. They’re both addicted to oxy and often spend days at home, wrapped up in each other, doing oxy, back to her old habits. Full Story
Mackenzie! Happy Birthday and Congratulations on your recent promotion too! Adrienne requested a cast photo of Into The Woods but so we’ve only seen character images and not a full cast set. I’m giving you Cinderella Anna Kendrick. Good? Happy Birthday Tracy from Kristen! 35 is pretty much the best year. Full Story
Celebrities are still getting ice-bucketed every day. And even though it’s been going on almost a week now, what’s keeping my interest is the fact that we’re still waiting on some big names. The biggest names. Like...
Finally someone nominated Angelina Jolie. It took Vin Diesel to do that. Come on. You would watch the Jolie get ice-dumped. And Brad Pitt. And George Clooney. I already wrote yesterday that I hope Matt Damon nominates George Clooney.
You know who came up with the best one though?
Gisele Bundchen. Gisele nominated Anna Wintour. It’s genius. Jamie Oliver nominated Prince Harry which… I want to see that only to have him nominate his sister-in-law right after. Because, well, what does Mrs Cambridge look like without all those curls?
Yours in gossip,
Someone yelled at me over email today about how there’s not enough Chris Pratt on the site. Fine. But there aren’t always fresh pics either. You people sure know how to conjure your favourite celebrities… Look! New photos of Chris Pratt! EVERYONE loves Chris Pratt right now. Full Story
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I’m not sure it was hard for her. And for any of the professional athletes doing it. Like, she nominated Roger Federer who sits in an ice bath after every tennis match. They all do. But anyway, here’s Anna Wintour accepting her ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in response to her daughter Bee, and not to Gisele Bundchen, as noted in today’s open. Full Story
Tits wants to stuff her ass (Dlisted)
Emma Stone is going to Broadway (Just Jared)
Kate Upton’s ALS challenge (The Superficial)
Juliette Binoche didn’t watch Twilight (Cele|bitchy)
Selena Gomez’s great necklace (Hollywood Tuna)
Eddie Redmayne and Jamie Dornan do their ALS Challenge together (Pop Sugar)
Pierce Brosnan is really cute here (Too Fab)
Vanessa Hudgens Flaunt Magazine (Hollywood PQ)
Hollywood’s failed romances (Romance Beat)
There’s a rumour that Miranda Kerr is pregnant for Justin Bieber…what? (Celeb Dirty Laundry)
Sarah texted me yesterday after I posted that video of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. “That ALS bucket video is the most I’ve liked Affleck in a while. That’s also the most I’ve liked Jennifer Garner ever.” They were pretty cute, right? And then I saw that John Krasinski and Emily Blunt did their thing and I realised that even though it may not have been intentional, that was one of the few times we’ve seen the Afflecks be like how we imagine Blunt-Krasinskis to be. Full Story
My favourite concert of all time was Madonna’s Blonde Ambition. I was 16 years old. She was EVERYTHING. And, in particular, in Toronto, if you’ve seen Truth Or Dare, you know about the drama – would she be arrested or would she be muzzled? Or… because it’s Madonna…would she just do it more? Blonde Ambition was training for so many of the artists you see today – from costuming to choreography, from dance moves to dancer selection. And then, on top of all that, on top of the bustiers and the cone bras and the ponytails and the pin curls, it was the songs. THE SONGS! Look at this set list! Express Yourself (with Everybody) Open Your Heart Causing A Commotion Where’s The Party? Like A Virgin Like A Prayer Papa Don’t Preach (these three songs back to back to back is a moment in time, I’m telling you) Sooner Or Later Hanky Panky Now I’m Following You Material Girl Cherish Into The Groove Vogue Holiday Keep It Together Come on! Think about those 6 songs, ending a show on those 6 songs. Full Story
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Robert Downey Jr and Ben Affleck are probably the biggest movie stars to date to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, right? I mean you can talk all you want about the Zac Efrons of the world but, come on, there are tiers. And Zac’s not on the Tom Cruise tier, no matter what you think about his church. Full Story
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Yesterday, in a display of stubbornness so determined it’s almost impressive, Marvel tweeted a first-look image of Paul Rudd in character as Scott Lang for Ant-Man, which is now officially in production. The movie that was greenlit purely to humor Edgar Wright is now being made because Marvel can’t admit defeat and acknowledge when something isn’t really working (see also: Agents of SHIELD). Full Story
On her own, she’ll be famous. It was announced yesterday that Kevin Smith is shooting a new movie called Yoga Hosers about two 15 year old female superheroes starring his own daughter Harley Quinn and Johnny Depp’s daughter Lily Rose. Johnny will also have a role in the film. They’ve already started production. Full Story