In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Jennifer Lawrence gets in a fender bender because she thought she saw Honey Boo Boo and One Direction calls Piers Morgan stinky.
HIT: Jennifer Lawrence car accident caused by wishful Honey Boo Boo thinking
With each and every uninhabited Jennifer Lawrence interview, the actress continues to give us more and more reasons to love her. This week, The Hunger Games starlet had to explain how she rear-ended a family in Georgia because she thought she saw Honey Boo Boo. On the 0.00001 per cent chance Lawrence reads this, we can totally be BFFs, nerd out on Harry Potter and watch Here Comes Honey Boo Boo together. Call me!
MISS: CNN’s Piers Morgan vs. One Direction
On the heels of the news that David Beckham was leaving the L.A. Galaxy, CNN’s Piers Morgan tweeted, “No serious top flight team would sign Beckham for football reasons any more- he should retire gracefully.” 1D’s Liam Payne and Harry Styles harmlessly replied to Morgan saying that Beckham is their hero. Apparently, that was enough for Morgan to throw in a couple of unwarranted 1D quips of his own, including a suggestion that Beckham should join the group and Harry should grow a pair. Was it a feeble attempt on Morgan’s part to finally get some publicity in America since joining CNN? Maybe, maybe not. But we do know the boys got the last laugh as #PiersMorganisSmelly trended on Twitter.
HIT: Journalists go crazy on 777 tour
Hands down some of the best stories of the week had to be the ones filtering out of the 777 Boeing airplane Rihanna and her crew hired to take her, 150 or so journalists and fans to seven cities in seven days for her 777 tour (see where she’s going with the 7s?). While the singer stayed up till 6 a.m. slinging out shots from behind the bar, some music journalists were going crazy due to lack of sleep and access to the singer. During one airplane ride, a radio DJ from Australia went streaking down the airplane aisles to the delight of his tired and frustrated peers. Another reporter, this time from GQ, somehow managed to keep typing a story out on his laptop even though he was falling asleep. At the end of the tour on Tuesday, Rihanna apologized for her absence and mentioned that she would do it all again (I can hear the invitations being ripped apart now).
MISS: R. Kelly wants to bring Trapped in the Closet to Broadway
R. Kelly wants to bring his never-ending hip hop soap opera to the stage. R. Kelly told the Associate Press, “I don’t have a job, so I sit in the studio all day and think of stuff to do and this is just something stupid I’ve done that’s been successful for me. I’m having a lot of fun with it.” Just a couple of thoughts: 1) that’s going to be one big closet, 2) I’m glad R. Kelly realizes how stupid it is, 3) how long is it going to be?, and 4) when do tickets go on sale?
HIT: Gandalf babysat Bilbo Baggins’ kids IRL
It took about 18 months for Peter Jackson and crew to film The Hobbit in New Zealand, which gave little time for Martin Freeman, a.k.a. Bilbo Baggins, to be with his family. Luckily, Sir Ian Mckellan, otherwise known as Gandalf, is as gracious in real life as he is magical on screen. According to a Sunday Times interview, Freeman said McKellan played babysitter to his two kids and even read them bed time stories. I am now extremely jealous of Freeman’s kids. Despite being in my early twenties, McKellan is one of the two people I would love to have read me a bedtime story with his amazingly soothing English-accented voice. The other is Morgan Freeman.
MISS: Chevy Chase to officially leave Community
After months of complaining about the show, a public feud with its now-gone creator and an outburst on-set, Chase has officially left Community. While the move is unsurprising, it is saddening that Chase was so unhappy that he left before filming of the already-short season completed. The fourth season only has 14 episodes, just slightly more than most British series. On the bright side, Community officially returns on February 7th.