In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Channing Tatum gets People Magazine‘s top honour and the media gets a little too serious on the Justin Bieber/Selena Gomez split.
HIT: Channing Tatum named People‘s “Sexiest Man of 2012”
I’m not going to lie, this is more of a half-hearted hit. I, like the rest of the internet, believed that the honour would finally go to Ryan Gosling. Seriously, the People’s Sexiest Man Alive award is like the Oscars for him: his name gets thrown around a lot but he never gets the prize. On the other hand, Tatum had a fantastic year. Between 21 Jump Street, Magic Mike (!!), and the three other movies he put out this year, Tatum really got the chance to show
off his butt his acting skills.
MISS: Media analysis of the Justin Bieber/Selena Gomez split
I can’t help but shake my head whenever I see another entertainment show talk about the Bieber/Gomez break-up. Every entertainment host I’ve seen has used the kind of sad, serious tone that should only be reserved for disasters when they analysis “what went wrong.” Bieber and Gomez are 18- and 20-years-old respectively. Dear entertainment tools, what do you think happened? Breaking up with someone is hard, but to do it under such scrutiny is unimaginable. Just let them be!
HIT: iCarly fans to finally meet Carly’s dad
I don’t even watch the show, but from what I’ve heard, Carly’s dad is a colonel in the army and hasn’t been in a single episode of iCarly until now. I don’t want to spoil the plot for anyone so I’ll just leave that revelation at that (EW will spoil it though). I do suspect that this will be one tearjerker of an episode because it’s probably one of the sweetest storylines I’ve ever read. Prepare thy tissue boxes!
MISS: The Jersey Shore’s Vinny to get his own show
Vinny Guadagnino a.k.a. Jersey Shore’s only self-aware cast member, will be getting his own reality/talk show on MTV. On The Show With Vinny, Vinny will welcome guests into his family’s home on Staten Island. His mom Paula and Uncle Nino will also chirp in with additional commentary. This already sounds like a beautiful trainwreck and I can’t wait to see how much pasta they’ll be consuming on the show.
HIT: Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake help Hurricane Victims
The current list of “Celebrities who are awesome” continues to grow and grow (yay!). This time around, Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake and friend Timbaland paid a visit to Far Rockaway, Queens to help hand out supplies to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. After a lavish wedding in Italy, it’s nice to know that they can turn on a dime to lend a helping hand to people who need it the most.
MISS: Ariel Winter petitions to be legally emancipated from her mother
Modern Family star Ariel Winter, 14, has emancipated herself from her mother citing emotional and physical abuse. Some unknown sources say that Winter is simply trying to get back at her mother for interfering with her relationship with her now 18-year-old ex-boyfriend, while other claim in court transcripts that Winter’s mother was a terror on set and deprived her daughter of food. I hope Winter’s case gets resolved as quickly as possible before her mother turns into another attention-grabbing Dina Lohan.