I got nerd-yelled at on Twitter for referring to the robots in the Super Bowl TV spot for Transformers: Age of Extinction as robot dinosaurs and not by their proper name, the dinobots. But c’mon. Seriously. “Robot dinosaur” sounds so much better than “dinobot”. There’s no way to say “robot dinosaur” without sounding equal parts disbelieving and excited. Full Story
Marvel played the “Super Bowl TV spot telling you to go watch a trailer online” card, for April’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It’s the Phase 2 film that most directly sets up The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and DAMN, did they deliver a great second trailer. It gives a sense of how good Cap 2 actually is, because even if Captain America is nobody’s favorite, this might be the best movie Marvel has put together yet. Full Story
So you know about that Vanity Fair piece on Mia Farrow a few months ago. And Ronan Farrow's subsequent tweets during the Golden Globes about honouring Woody Allen. And then a week ago, an article was posted at The Daily Beast, written by Robert B Weide who shot a PBS documentary about Allen's work. Full Story
Fran – Happy Birthday from Adrienne! Here are Vincent Cassel and Tom Hardy and the puppy by request. Full Story
I feel like it's kinda perfect that the Super Bowl is happening over Chinese New Year weekend. Feasting and celebrating is always good this time of year -- good luck likes a party. When my ma, the Chinese Squawking Chicken, was heading into a really, really sh-t cycle for Tigers (she's a Tiger Mother for real), she insisted on a major birthday party, even more extravagant than usual, so that the happiness and goodwill generated on the occasion might provide some padding against what she was facing. She ended up in hospital a few months later, the beginning of what would be a brutal fight against a rare disease. Which she's still recovering from. But the point is - she's recovering. And she often says that party may have been the difference between recovery and loss. Or she could just be saying that because Jacek and I paid for that party, as we do all her parties, and she's telling us that we have to keep doing it. Guess whose birthday happens in a month?
The blog may be lighter today for Chinese New Year. Back to full schedule on Monday.
May the Horse be kind, gentle, and forgiving. May you be happy and healthy and loved this year.
GUNG HAY FAT CHOY! Happy New Year!
Yours in gossip,
OK. I’m peacing-out early because of Chinese New Year. HAPPY NEW YEAR! I’ll be back regular on Monday.
Sasha Finds one piece suits to flatter cleavage in LifeStyle
Look! A Chinese New Year gift for me! (Dlisted)
They’re not engaged… but they did start dating when they started dating, right? (FishWrapper)
Lindsay Lohan works with her people (The Superficial)
OMG, is Gwen going to die? (Just Jared)
What…is this outfit?!? (Hollywood Tuna)
Blake Lively in high school (Pop Sugar)
Angelina is jealous of Lupita…or is she attracted to Lupita? (Cele|bitchy)
Kanye West won’t let his fiancée dress their house. Good call. (Reality Tea)
Tears of joy (Towleroad)
I don’t love this dress at all (Go Fug Yourself)
Wenn, Vladimir Labissiere/ Splash
Shaki and RiRi are having a sleepover. I WANT TO GO TO THIS SLEEPOVER. Doesn’t matter that the song is sh-t. I’m still putting the video on repeat. There’s wall-dancing, for starters. And I shouldn’t need to give you any more reasons after that. But if you really need one, they’re smoking on a set of really nice black and white sheets. Full Story
Miley was on with Jay Leno last night. He’s wrapping up his tenure there – again – so it was her last appearance…with him as host. I’m sure she’ll be back with Fallon, non? Jay asked Miley what advice she’d give Justin. Basically, pay your people to take care of you and build a f-cking club in your house so you don’t have to cause mayhem out there. Full Story
A few days ago, I wrote about a series of tweets by Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell calling for a boycott on magazines that buy photos of celebrity children (click here for a refresher). It made a lot of headlines, with some people taking up the cause for “save the children (who aren’t in any serious danger)” while others wondered if the whole crusade was an exercise for Dax and Kristen’s ego. Full Story