She may not be on daytime television anymore, but Oprah Winfrey continues to show us why she was the reigning Queen of the prolific talk show format on Oprah’s Next Chapter.
In her latest not-Oprah-Winfrey-Show special, the big O (stop it with your dirty minds) managed to crack open Lance Armstrong. The disgraced cycling star readily confessed to all the doping allegations that have been shoveled on him for almost a decade.
Armstrong isn’t the only star to have confessed to all the years of lies and debauchery on Oprah’s couch (or non-couch for those still watching post-”retired” Oprah party). For some reason, Oprah was the go-to-person for celebrities who finally wanted to escape from their emotional burden. To be fair, Oprah is no Jay Leno; she doesn’t let her guests off that easily. But they could’ve gone to Barbara Walters or Peter Mansbridge (if they were Canadian) for some tough love.
Maybe the source of all of Oprah’s truth-pulling abilities come from her kind eyes and warm voice. Seriously, would you be able to lie to this face?
This also happens to be the woman who has given away millions of dollars of free gifts, cars (YOU GET A CAR! YOU GET A CAR! YOU GET A CAR!), trips to Australia and makeovers. Not to mention, the lady has been running her own network of charities for years. If that doesn’t give you enough reasons to break down in front of Oprah and purge yourself of all the lies and deceit you wouldn’t tell your own priest. When you think about it in that way, it kind of sounds like Oprah is God.
In any case, here are just a few of the celebrities that have fallen to possibly holier than thou power of Ms. Oprah Winfrey.
Last August, the Babe from Barbados confessed to Oprah that Chris Brown was the love of her life. It was the basically the Earth-shattering confession that no one wanted to hear considering Brown beat her face to a pulp right before the 2009 Grammys. Rihanna most likely felt at ease confessing to Oprah as she apparently had no opinion on the controversial re-pairing. Are we taking note, J-School undergrads?
2. Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise’s now tragic relationship with Katie Holmes will forever be defined by the moment Cruise lost it on Oprah’s couch. You could tell he was so bursting with love due to his new relationship but it took Oprah to unlatch the crazy that was in him and would forever change the star. Think about it. Pre-couch jumping incident, Cruise was the most bankable action star. But after he took that leap of faith on Oprah’s stage, he suddenly became this controlling, Scientology nut job. Cruises’ now recuperating public figure can only be attributed to the nice stories his co-stars have been spreading. Wrapping up a scene to get Bill Hader onto a plane to see his family? The ultimate “aww” inducing story.
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Katie Holmes doesn’t want her six-year-old daughter Suri to get into Scientology, which is what led her to leave Tom Cruise.
“Katie just couldn’t take Tom and his whole Scientology worship anymore. She got sick and tired of being controlled not only by Tom but by the bizarre belief system of Scientology. She does not want Suri to be a Scientologist,” said a source to HollywoodLife.
Katie, now 33, didn’t mind his religious beliefs because she was reportedly so blinded by 49-year-old Tom’s charms at the beginning of their relationship
“When Katie first met Tom, she was really naive and smitten with him. But now that she is older and has more confidence, she is no longer willing to sacrifice her well-being and the well-being of her daughter. This divorce has been a long time coming. No one in their circles are surprised,” another source said.
While it’s never a happy occasion to see a couple break up, good for Kate! She should never do something she isn’t comfortable with…especially when it deals with a mysterious religion like Scientology.
And God forbid, a six-year-old shouldn’t be forced to believe in something at that age!
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting a divorce after five years of marriage.
“This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family,” says Holmes’s attorney Jonathan Wolfe to People. “Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.”
Cruise’s rep on the other hand, said: ”Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy.”
The couple, who have been together since 2005, were very public with their relationship. Having been married since November 2006, Cruise and Holmes are also parents to six-year-old Suri.
This was Holmes’ first marriage and the third for Cruise, who was previously married to Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman, with whom he has two children.
I hate to see any couple break up. But in Hollywood unfortunately, the result seems to be inevitable.
Andy Samberg recently announced his retirement from SNL (boo) and now he’ll be starring in the upcoming lowbrow comedy “That’s My Boy” with SNL alumni Adam Sandler. Lately Sandler’s films have been disappointing and slightly slapstick but this recut trailer looks halfway decent.
“I haven’t seen the film yet but I took it upon myself to cut a trailer for it anyway,” jokes Samberg in the clip.
This version stars pretty much everyone in history, including Adam Lambert, the prime minister of Israel, Tom Cruise, and Seth Roen, Jonah Hill, Jason Segel and Ben Stiller in a tin of sardines.
It also stars a bunch of people with names spookily similar to Samberg and Sandler, like Shmandy Blanderberg. Will you see it on June 15?
Watch it here:
Martinis taste so much better when the production value is as high/higher than Tom Cruise a la Cocktail. For example, I prefer my martinis shaken not stirred and BTW I also want an entire four minute juggling performance choreographed to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”
This Ukrainian dudes name is Alexander Shtifanov and he appeared on Ukraine’s Got Talent this year. All I can say is, he’s got to earn some big tips. Then again, if you’re really hankering for a quick martini you might be thinking “sorry, I ordered my drink three minutes ago.”
In honour of Project X, our resident columnist Cassandra Gallo put together a top five list of the best house party movies to watch this March Break. Who knows? Maybe the movies will serve as inspiration for your own March Break bash.
Want to know what the key to becoming legendary is? It’s simple. Just throw an epic house party, one that people will talk about for months after.
For your mission to be successful, you need more than a basement with the latest Top 20 tracks playing on your iPod’s speakers. And you need more than a few of your friends gathered around discussing the latest Justin Bieber songs. To become legendary, you need an empty house, a few hundred people, and Bieber not only to be talked about at the party but to actually be there.
Okay, the standards are high but the outcome is usually sensational. Many have tried to throw a class A bash and many have failed. To those who only wish they could throw a bash like this, I invite them to take inspiration from this list of top five teen party movies, created in honour of the theatrical release of Project X.
1) Superbad (2007)
Here’s the movie that coined the name McLovin. It follows three friends (Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse) as they try to fulfill their promise to buy alcohol for a hot girl’s party. Oh, and they want to jump-start their sex life too. This movie is hilarity at it’s best, as these three friends want to end their high school career with a “bang.”
2) American Pie (1999)
Apple pie never looked the same after the release of this teen favourite. It follows a group of guys who make a pact to get laid by their senior prom… specifically at Stifler’s after-party. This movie has it all; beautiful girls, raunchy humor, and an unforgettable post prom party. It wouldn’t hurt to catch up on all the American Pie films (even the bad ones) in preparation for their upcoming reunion.
3) Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)
There’s one thing we party goers have learnt through the years … parties are messy! Either your so called best friend hooks up with your ex-boyfriend or you want to finally land a special night with your longtime crush. This movie gives us faith that parties make the unexpected possible. The film follows different students from separate cliques as they try and make the seemingly impossible possible.
4) House Party (1990)
Sneaking out, getting arrested, and dancing with hot girls/guys is the typical formula to follow when you decide to attend any rager — at least it is in the movie world. House Party is just the type of movie to prove you can get away with these things. When Peter (Christopher Martin) announces that his parents are going out of town and that he’s having a party, his house becomes the destination of the year. No matter what life throws at them the characters in this movie strive to make it to this party. RSVP at the door.
5) Risky Business (1984)
Dancing in your underwear alone at home is something we all secretly do
(just me?) and Tom Cruise made it socially acceptable. In the movie Risky Business, Joel Goodsen miraculously throws a house party co-hosted with a prostitute, all while conducting his college interview. Win!
When your party is over and morning light starts to trickle through your window you can begin to nurse that hangover. Wait, who are we kidding? Still craving more? Here are three runner-up movies that nearly made the cut: Animal House (the classic!), Sixteen Candles, Weird Science.
Angelina Jolie’s right leg was one of the most interesting things at the Oscars on Sunday night. Well, that and J Lo’s nipple. Both of them now have their own Twitter feeds, though @AngiesRightLeg has over 33,000 followers to @JLosNipple’s weak 4900. Not that it’s a competition or anything.
And if you haven’t heard already, the new thing is legbombing. It’s all the rage.
Legbombing reminds me of Portlandia’s Put a Bird on It but this time with the provocative leg lamp from A Christmas Story. And you can really put Angie’s leg on anything to spiff it up: postcards, album covers, Tom Cruise. It doesn’t even have to be artistic at all. You can just plop it in, but you get bonus points for a cleverly crafted legbomb.
These album covers have all sneakily been legbombed by PopHunter.
The Beatles, Abbey Road
As much as I’d like to, I’d be totally amiss to bypass Valentine’s Day altogether. So instead, fellow singletons, or couples, lets have a masochistic moment and watch this sappy video, which presents the many ways our favourite film characters have said I love you over the years.
Watch the awkward (Michael Cera, Woody Allen) to the smokin’ hot (Ryan Gosling, Daniel Craig) and the inexplicable (Nicolas Cage, Dany Carvey). Just make sure to hold out to the end when we get over 30s seconds of kissing scenes. Oh, and also remember a box of tissues.
Paramount Pictures and Coke Zero announced today they will team up to present the live “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocal” movie premiere in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on December 14.
Fans can stream the red carpet live on CokeZero.com/Mission among other websites. Actors Tom Cruise, Paula Patton and director Brad Bird will be taking questions for the live interview. Grammy nominated DJ and producer Tiesto will also give viewers a special performance of the movie’s theme song.
The Mission franchise is huge in just about every continent and therefore, this live stream is a great way to expand on its global success.
“Ghost Protocol” is the fourth installment and the storyline is more intense as the last one. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is struggling to clear his agency’s name and prevent another terrorist attack on The Kremlin. He is then forced to embark on this mission with a team of fellow IMF fugitives he may not trust.
“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” opens in select IMAX theatres Friday, December 16th and nationwide on December 21st, 2011. Get your tickets and watch Tom Cruise kick some major ass for the last time this year.
Michael J. Fox takes us Back to the Future! During his “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson’s” gala, the actor whipped out his guitar, got on stage, and rocked out to Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode” a-la Marty McFly – and may we say, he sounded pretty good!
Here’s Michael J. Fox playing “Johnny B. Goode” now…
Here he is in his playing the song in the classic 1985 Back to the Future.
The dude’s still got it!
But Michael’s performance got us thinking – which classic movie performances would you love to see re-enacted live? So we came up with a few that we know we would just die to witness!
First up – Matthew Broderick singing “Twist and Shout,” as he did in Ferris Beuller’s Day Off. Need we say more? I still sing along every time.
Even though he’s lip synching and the only music he is playing is air guitar, this classic scene of Tom Cruise rocking out to Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock ‘N Roll” in Risky Business will never get old.
One performance we would have loved to see, though, is a re-enactment of Heath Ledger’s display of affection in 10 Things I Hate About You, singing Frankie Valley and the Four Seasons’ “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” in an attempt to win over Kat Stratford’s heart so he can make some cash. Despite the sub-par vocals, it makes my heart melt every time.
In today’s edition of “ways to throw out your back,” Tom Cruise and movie producer David Ellison go head to head in a heated dance battle. According to TMZ, “David is the executive producer on ‘Mission Impossible — Ghost Protocol’ ” and the video was taken while celebrating his recent nuptials. What’s unclear here, however, is who actually won. I can’t tell if this contest was to determine who had the least amount of mobility in their joints or to recreate a dance sequence from Breakin Two (see link below). The irony here is they’re dancing to Maroon 5′s ‘Moves like Jagger’ and these two quite literally move like 70 year old men. Either way, this is proof that even obscenely wealthy people get drunk and act a fool at weddings just like the rest of us. So for the time being, I’m going to call this one a tie. Both dancers put in a solid senior’s effort that they’ll probably regret was ever captured on video tape. Anytime two weekend warriors drink away their inhibitions and bust out “the worm,” we all win! The only way to determine the true winner would be to see who was the first to finish a bottle of Advil the next day.
Six seasons later, the Slutty Pumpkin of Ted’s dreams on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother has been unmasked, it is none other then Mrs. Tom Cruise herself: Katie Holmes, reports NY Magazine.
On the show’s second season, Ted Moseby rifles through potential love interests like a trigger happy Romeo. One of the ladies was a seemingly fictional Slutty Pumpkin that Ted had met at a roof top Halloween party, but then lost touch with. Could this possibly be the long-awaited Mother? Unlikely, as he has been constantly referring to her as “Slutty” to his children.
Craig Thomas, the show’s co-creator, is psyched: “Katie is a lovely and talented actress, which is why we’ve saved for her perhaps the most classly named character in our show’s history,” he says, adding that the role was “literally six seasons in the making.”
Holmes has an interesting career spanning from Batman’s lover to First Lady Jackie Kennedy, from Dawson’s Creek to Adam Sandler’s wife.
This is going to be legendary.
Katie Holmes is letting her 18-year-old stepdaughter, Isabella Cruise, apprentice at the actress’s fashion line called ‘Holmes & Yang,’ E Online reports.
Tom Cruise, Katie’s husband and Isabella’s father, shared his excitement for Isabella last week at a tribute dinner in his honor in L.A.
“Kate’s designing and [Isabella] is just working her way up,” Cruise said.
“She’s an artist, Bella, so it’s really great that she gets to work with it,” said Cruise. “She’s loving it.”
While Katie and son Connor were on hand to watch Tom receive the Humanitarian Award that night at the Beverly Wilshire, Bella was on her way back from the Big Apple to begin her apprenticeship.
Well, I’m jealous. Wouldn’t it be nice to be the child of a famous person who can help you with whatever career you want? I always thought little Suri would be the fashionista of the house, but looks like Isabella is well on her way to being a new designer. Good luck!
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.
Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn’s reps can deny it all they like, but the duo are clearly romantically involved. Celebrity-gossip. net reports that the couple took a last minute trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico yesterday where they had a quick dinner because Johansson had to get back to L.A. in the morning to continue filming “We Bought a Zoo” with Matt Damon.
Earlier in the week, the twosome was seen lunching at the popular Los Angeles Cuban restaurant, Versailles, where the actor and actress seemed a little closer than friends as Johansson had her leg conspicuously draped over Penn.
After a two year marriage with Ryan Reynolds that ended in December, it’s no surprise that Johansson, one of the most sought after and popular young actresses, would be courted once again. Penn is somewhat of an interesting counterpart as he is about 25 years her senior. However, both are powerhouse actors with busy schedules. Maybe this relationship will work out a la Tom Cruise and Katy Holmes?
“This was the worst opening for a Cruise action movie in 20 years,” one industry insider tells PopEater. “I just don’t see how even the eerily eternally optimistic Tom can see this as anything but very bad news, maybe even the end of Tom’s long career.”
“Knight and Day,” starring Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise took in $20.5 Million while “Toy Story” brought in $59 million haul and “Grown Ups” had $41 million.
With yet another box office blunder for the star, do you think this is the possible end for Tom Cruise?
Despite a report by hollywoodlife.com, Tom Cruise was not in a motorcycle accident. The celebrity website earlier today had an article titled “Tom Cruise Hurt in Motorcycle Accident—His Quick Moves Saved His Life!”
E! News spoke to Cruise’s publicist that the report was “False” and that the actor did not receive any medical treatment today. However there was a red Ducati near Koi Restaurant that was in an accident that was similar to Tom’s, but it was definitely not his bike.
Many celebrities spent the weekend in South Beach for the Super Bowl, reports E! News. The CAA held an exclusive party Saturday night at the W hotel. Attendees included Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, as well as Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez.
Carrie Underwood, who sang the national anthem at Sunday’s game, was also in attendance, as were Jessica Alba, Adrien Grenier and Derek Jeter.
Director Michael Bay hosted a Big Give, Big Game party for charity at his mansion that same night. CW couples Ed Westwick and Jessica Szhor and AnnaLynne McCord and Kellan Lutz were spotted there.
Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, donated $122,000 to Scientology groups in 2008, despite the fact that they deny being members of the religion, reports Perez Hilton.
The Smiths own private school in Southern California, The New Village Leadership Academy, which recently underwent criticism for using Scientology teaching methods. Eyebrows were raised when the “non-Scientologists” replaced the school’s headmaster with another who had completed Scientology classes.
Tom Cruise has it tough. Besides receiving constant criticism for his bizarre behaviour — which not only includes his couch-jumping and Scientology praising ways but his 2005 verbal showdown with Today Show host Matt Lauer — he is also being scrutinized for his most recent role in the WWII flick Valkyrie.
Although some other critics have already labeled his performance as unmemorable and amuse themselves silly with the images of Cruise in an eye patch, I think Cruise proves there is a reason why, even through all of his shenanigans, he is still doing well as an actor in Hollywood.
Cruise stars in this suspense film—based on a true story as Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg. Stauffenberg serves his country but hopes that someone will find a way to stop one of the world’s most evil tyrants known to date —Adolf Hitler — from destroying Europe and Germany. Stauffenberg realizes time is running out and joins the German resistance. These men use Hitler’s own emergency plan — know as Operation Valkyrie — to assassinate the dictator and overthrow Nazi Germany. While his life and the lives of others, including his wife and children, are on the line, Stauffenberg believes that he is the one that must kill Hitler. Read more…