In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Anderson Cooper and Frank Ocean make some important announcements, and R. Kelly cried because of The Notebook.
HIT: Odd Future’s Frank Ocean reveals his first love was a man
The rising R&B star recently revealed that his first love was a man via Tumblr. His Odd Future mate Tyler the Creator said he was proud of Ocean on Twitter, and in reality, we all should be. Ocean works primarily in a corner of music that has often been considered homophobic. With that being said, he has tremendous amounts of courage as it’s a risky career move to reveal something that personal, but will also mean so much to loads of other people. Times are a-changing, people!
MISS: R. Kelly says “the Notebook” broke up his marriage
The R&B singer revealed in his new biography that he cried at the end of The Notebook as he realized his marriage was nowhere near as loving as Allie and Noah’s. One, I think R. Kelly is an ugly crier. I don’t know why but it’s how I imagined this moment. Two, I really hope he writes a song about this moment and calls it “Gosling + McAdams 4Ever.”
HIT: Anderson Cooper comes out, says he’s gay Read more…
Like every other year before, 2011 had a roster of idiotic celebrity moments. A lot of stories that broke this year had us scratching our heads and rolling our eyes as we begged “what the hell is going on?” We have counted down the ten craziest pop culture stories that deserve a major facepalm.
10. The show “Playboy Club” on NBC
This cheesy and poorly acted show starring Amber Heard and Dean Cain didn’t last more than three or so episodes on NBC. Thank God!
9. Actress sues IMDB over age
An actress going by the name “Jane Doe” sued internet movie database IMDB and its parent company Amazon.com for $1 million over revealing her real age (40). She claims her age is a liability in Hollywood (no kidding!).
8. Alec Baldwin kicked off plane over Words With Friends
The veteran actor of “30 Rock” says he was booted from an American Airlines flight last month because he refused to stop playing Words With Friends on his phone. The airline then went on to slam the actor in many reports. AA now knows the title for Stupidest Reason to Kick Somebody Off a Plane. Congratulations!
Following the recent pandemonium (19 points!) – sorry, the last article still has me using big girl words – that had Alec Baldwin kicked off a plane for honestly the dumbest reason ever, I’d compiled a list of other celebrities who have been yanked from the jets.
Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong was once escorted off a Southwest flight after refusing to pull up his pants. It’s not like he was just finishing his induction into the Mile High Club either, it’s just that his underwear was showing. A flight attendent brought it to his attention and the “Walking Contradiction” singer lashed out and then got the boot. More like a walking opposition.
Country singer and Celebrity Apprentice winner John Rich was kicked off a plane earlier this week for being too drunk. Oh, I should point out this flight was at 10 in the morning! Reports say the bumpkin got in a verbal argument before he even boarded the Nashville-bound plane. I assume the talk when a little bit like this: “Listen, steward, I swear to drunk I’m not God! Hey, Pan Am got cancelled, so why are you still here?!”
It was a close call for Whitney Houston earlier this year. She almost got thrown out of a plane (while it was still on land, of course) for not buckling up. On a Delta flight, leaving Atlanta for Detroit, the singer got “all diva” on the crew when they repeatedly insisted she buckle her seatbelt. Delta needs to cool it. It’s one thing to get mad about not buckling up but a whole other thing to get mad if she was caught smoking in the bathroom, right girl?
The man famous for his character Silent Bob definitely made a loud reaction when he was kicked off a plane for being overweight. Southwest Airlines were adamant that Kevin Smith should purchase two seats instead of one, simply for his size. He tweeted immediately, “I know I’m fat, but was Captain Leysath really justified in throwing me off a flight for which I was already seated?” If Southwest Airlines have taught me anything, it’s that they’re huge dicks. No, actually they’re just dicks that hate huge people. Following his immediate removal, Kevin Smith proceeded to laugh all the way to the bank.
Five years ago, all these snakes on this mother truckin’ plane flying from Honolulu to Los Angeles were gently removed (and by that I mean violently killed) no thanks to Samuel L. Jackson.
American Airlines are obviously not a fan of word play. They allegedly kicked “30 Rock” actor Alec Baldwin off their plane because he refused to stop playing the Scrabble spin-off game, Words with Friends.
Death and Taxes Magazine reports the story broke out when passengers on the plane tweeted about the kerfuffle (22 points!). One man wrote “On an AA flight at LAX. Alec Baldwin removed from the plane. We had to go back to the gate. Terrible that everyone had to wait.”
The always outspoken Alec had the intrepidity (17 points!) to call out the airline on his Twitter page. “Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving. #nowonderamericaairisbankrupt.”
Apparently, the pilot and flight attendants have never seen Glengarry Glen Ross, otherwise they’d know Alec can come off as extremely tightfisted (19 points!). I wouldn’t get between a man and his lust for knowledge if I were them. It’s like yelling at a kid for reading the encyclopedia. If a man wants to expand his vocabulary, let him!
Not one to hold much of a grudge, Alex Baldwin layed the quarrel (16 points!) to rest with a joke. “My Words with Friends user name is now #theresalwaysunited,” he tweeted.
Now, as Alex flies United from here on forward, he might want to trivialize (22 points!) with “Manmundine12″. This player probably has the highest score ever recorded.
As if she wasn’t busy enough with her charity work and her upcoming album which is due in September, Mary J. Blige will also be starring in two upcoming films!
Blige confirmed that she will be starring in the upcoming movie, Rock of Ages! Alongside Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, and Malin Ackerman, as the character Justice Charlier, the genleman’s club owner.
“I’m having so much fun preparing for it, and I know Tom,” Blige recently told Ian Drew from US Magazine, “I love Tom. He just really wants the best for everybody. He just wants you to win, and you’ve got to love a person like that. And they also just closed the deal with Russell Brand. It’s a fun movie!”
As well, Blige will be starring in the upcoming biopic on singer Nina Simone, and Blige is definitely “feeling good” about the role! “I’m definitely still doing it and I’m in acting classes for it now,” the star revealed. “We start shooting at the end of the month!”
As for her upcoming album, Blige says, “Expect that real good music, man. There are a lot of good topics and a lot of good, real songs that are going to heal, songs that are going to help people through stuff, make you cry, make you laugh, make you dance, make you think…just a regular Mary J. Blige emotional roller coaster!”
But we can’t forget this star’s amazing work with the charity, FFAWN. “When I was a child,” said Blige, “I saw women suffer big time. I don’t need to go into detail, but they had no self-esteem, and they hated themselves. So why wouldn’t I open a Mary J. Blige center for women? Why wouldn’t I want to send young women to college and encourage them and have them feel good about their lives or have women complete their education and go out and get better jobs? I just think even women who we think are so confident are suffering a lot from lack of self-esteem or education. I was one of those women that suffered from all that stuff and it doesn’t feel good, and I just can’t bare to see another woman suffer from that and that’s my reason for doing it.”
What an amazing woman! Congrats for all the amazing work you have been doing Mary, and we can’t wait to see you in your upcoming projects! We’re sure all those acting classes and hard work are going to pay off big time.
For months now the 30 Rock star has hidden her baby bump. Even her character on the show went through a fake pregnancy in order to cover for her boss’s wife. Fey finally admitted during a taping of the Oprah Winfrey show that she is in fact pregnant with her second child to accompany her five-year-old daughter Alicia. Celebrity-Gossip.net reports that Fey and her husband, Jeff Richmond are thrilled for the second child.
Fey is apparently already 5 months a long. She kept that secret under wraps pretty well for someone constantly in the spotlight. Hopefully this baby will inherit her good looks and comedic charm.
Too bad Alec Baldwin spilled the bad news about the end of 30 Rock we could have seen the Fey prodigies as stars. Baldwin also says that Fey will go on to have a successful writing and directing career so we will definitely be seeing more of her and that baby bump.
“I will tell you one thing,” he told New York magazine at the National Dance Institute’s annual fundraising gala last night.
“And that is our show next year is our last years of the show. Our contracts are expired [in 2012], and Tina is gonna have a big career directing films and writing. She’s going to be the next Elaine May. She’ll be great.”
Baldwin has previously commented on leaving the show once his contact is up next season, however it is yet to be confirmed whether or not the show itself will continue.
So there it is, in only twelve months, could Jack Donaghy, Liz Lemon and friends be nothing but reruns?
A 911 call was made from the actor’s apartment by what what is believed to be Badlwin’s fourteen year old daughter. The caller said the actor was unresponsive. Although his condition is unclear, the actor has been released from hospital.
The 82nd Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 7, 2010, as is shown on the official Oscar website, oscar.com. The show will be hosted by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. The official list of nominees was just announced.
Best Picture nominees:
The Blind Side
The Hurt Locker
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
A Serious Man
Up in the Air
Full Winners List:
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series – Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series – Toni Collette (United States Of Tara)
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series – Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Mini-Series Or A Movie – Brendan Gleeson (Into The Storm)
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Mini-Series Or A Movie – Jessica Lange (Grey Gardens)
Outstanding Comedy Series – 30 Rock
Outstanding Drama Series – Mad Men
Outstanding Made For Television Movie – Grey Gardens
Outstanding Miniseries – Little Dorrit
Outstanding Reality – Competition Program – The Amazing Race
Outstanding Variety, Music, Or Comedy Series – The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
A judge has ordered actress Kim Basinger to appear in court and answer accusations that she disobeyed court orders.
The matter deals with visitation rights for her and ex-husband Alec Baldwin’s daughter Ireland, reports the BBC.
Court documents claim that the 52-year-old Basinger didn’t tell Baldwin she was working away from home during a period in 2005, not allowing Baldwin to care for their daughter while she was away.
According to Basinger’s lawyer, the claims are “nothing more than continued harrassment.”
“These allegations are specious and Kim looks forward to her vindication,” said attorney Neal Hersh.
The two split in 2000, and, in 2004, agreed to share parenting responsibilities for Ireland. Since then, however, the former couple have gotten into a number of legal battles over the issue.
To sort out this latest entanglement, Basinger will have to appear in Los Angeles Superior Court on October 4.
Alec Baldwin attempted to get his ex-wife Kim Basinger mentally evaluated last year and now Baldwin is being ordered to get evaluated instead.
According to E! Online, Baldwin has to undergo therapy before the court will allow him extra visits with his 10-year-old daughter, Ireland, in order to determine if he would try and pit his daughter against her mother.
Baldwin has until the end of the week to decide if he will comply and see a court appointed psychologist.
Baldwin and Basinger?s divorce has been one of the messiest Hollywood divorces in recent memory. The couple split in 2001 after seven years of marriage, and have been battling one another in court for full custody of Ireland ever since.