In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, James Franco continues to confuse us as he lipsyncs to Rihanna and Zac Efron is caught shirtless to the public’s delight.
HIT: One Direction’s Harry talks about his bromance with Louis
Harry Styles talked to VEVO in a private interview about his bromance with Louis Tomlinson and about how their friendship is so serious that they became roomates in London. Aw! Harry Styles + Louis Tomlinson = Larry Stylinson. “We get on really well,” he said. Since we started in the X Factor house me and Louis had always said we wanted to move in together and that was pretty much it. It just kind of happened.”
MISS: James Franco films himself lip-syncing to Rihanna
He’s also evolved from looking like K Fed to that guy from LMFAO. Franco’s relationship to WhoSay is like Kanye’s with Twitter: the stuff they post is bat shit crazy but I will eat it up any day. In some ways, this is a mega HIT.
HIT: Zac Efron gets shirtless in Australia
NBC has confirmed they will be airing a TV special for Betty White’s 90th Birthday in January.
The concept for the special is a huge dinner style party with a bunch of celebrity guests who will be celebrating this huge milestone with Betty.
White is currently on Hot in Cleveland which is also planning a birthday episode for White’s character.
Betty White is now spreading her old wings and getting into rap. Betty raps with Luciana in their new video, “I’m Still Hot.”
The video shows break dancing, muscle boys and a boa constrictor. A portion of the proceeds go to the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association and is available for download at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/im-still-hot-feat.-betty-white/id467266185.
Even at 89 years old Betty White is still breaking hearts. Sgt. Lewis had asked Betty via YouTube join him at the Marine Corps Ball, but Betty had said “no.”
So what’s Betty’s excuse? Does she have to have dinner by 4 and be in bed by 6? Maybe, but she claims that there is a scheduling conflict.
“I am deeply flattered and truly appreciate the invitation, as everyone knows I love a man in uniform…but unfortunately I cannot accept as I will be taping an episode of Hot in Cleveland,” White told Showbiz Tonight.
Poor Sgt. Lewis. But if he likes older women, maybe Ellen Albertini Dow is available. Remember the grandma in The Wedding Singer and a few other Sandler movies? She might be down.
Lewis has served in both Afghanistan and Iraq, and he posted his video on Friday appealing to Betty. Lewis tried to sweet talk White by saying, ”She’s funny, she’s sweet, she’s mature, she’s the all around perfect woman.”
See the video invite below:
It’s a Seuss party! Green eggs and ham, anyone?
According to Perez Hilton, Taylor Swift is the most recent of celebrities to join the cast of the upcoming Universal/Illumination 3D movie, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. Swift will join names like Zac Efron, Rob Riggle, Betty White, and Danny DeVito in lending her voice to the characters of the film.
Swift is to voice the character of Audrey, the dream girl of character Ted (Efron) who is searching for the Lorax (Danny DeVito).
“Beyond the story’s indelible themes is an ensemble of unforgettable Seussian characters, and the title creature is both acerbic and adorable,” said Illumination Entertainment founder Chris Meledandri, according to All Headline News. “Bringing his sharp humor, enormous heart and deep conscience to the project, Danny DeVito epitomizes the Lorax, and we have an absolutely stellar supporting cast led by Ed, Taylor, Zac, Rob and Betty.” The site goes on to report that the flick will mark the third Universal-Illumination collaboration, and will be directed by Chris Renaud, who directed Despicable Me. Sounds amazing already!
Maybe we’ll get to see Zac sing a little “You Belong with Me” to Audrey! While we wait in anticipation for the film (I know I’m crazy excited), everyone can catch Swift on her Speak Now world tour right now! “It’s a love story, baby just say yes!”
TMZ reports that fellow “Golden Girl” Betty White has issued a statement about the death of Rue.
White states, “Rue was a close and dear friend. I treasured our relationship. It hurts more than I even thought it would, if that’s even possible.”
Rue died after suffering from a massive stroke.
Betty White was awesome last night as the host of “Saturday Night Live.” After a Facebook campaign was launched for the “Golden Girl” to host the show, she admitted that she was not too familiar with the social networking site.
“I really have to thank Facebook … I didn’t know what Facebook was, and now that I do know what it is, it sounds like a huge waste of time. I would never think that people on it are losers, but that’s only because I’m polite.” She continued on Facebook, saying: “At my age, if i want to connect with old friends, I need a Ouija board. Facebook just sounds like a drag. In my day, seeing pictures of people’s vacations was considered a punishment.”
All in all, White was hilarious during all of her skits, and it was humbling to see a 88 year old perform in such a demanding show.
Jay-Z was the musical guest last night who also gave a shout-out to Betty White during his second performance.
In an interview at a rehearsal, the 88-year-old actress tells MTV News, “The nerves are running rampant tonight because I’m scared to death, if you really want to know the truth”.
Saturday’s episode of SNL should be a good one. Not only is Betty White hosting, the show has Jay-Z for its musical guest. Speaking about the rapper, Betty White continued, “I’m very excited about meeting him,” she said, “and I bragged to all my friends who think I’m over the hill, well, I did a sketch with Jay-Z.”
This week’s SNL is a Mother’s Day special, reports MTV News, and some of the show’s biggest past and present female names will be making appearances, the likes of which include: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch.
Tune in Saturday night at 11:30 PM to see what should be a great show!