Thursday, 23 October 2014
Is Jennifer Lawrence pregnant? The “Hunger Games” actress is in a relationship with Coldplay singer Chris Martin, Gwyneth Paltrow's ex, but have things really progressed that far? There have been some tabloid rumors that Jennifer Lawrence is pregnant, but there doesn't seem to be any truth to the buzz.
The claims that Jennifer Lawrence is pregnant with Chris Martin's baby originally came from OK! Magazine, it seems. GossipCop reports that there is no truth to this one whatsoever. While it does seem that the romance is going well between Jennifer and Chris, they're hardly ready to start having babies.
The tabloid claimed that an “insider” revealed that Chris and Jennifer are talking about getting engaged once his divorce from Gwyneth is finalized, and that they are looking to move in together and start working on having a baby. However, a source tells GossipCop that “It's ridiculous.”
Considering all that Lawrence has had on her plate this year, the idea of adding a baby seems a bit far-fetched. She split with former boyfriend Nicholas Hoult not all that long ago, then there was that Jennifer Lawrence nude photo scandal. "Hunger Game" fans are glad to see her enjoying a new relationship with Chris Martin, but it seems it's a bit early for baby talk.
It may be that Martin and Lawrence are talking about where their relationship is headed, or not, but it is simply not true that Jennifer Lawrence is pregnant.
Well, hello there, J-Hud!
Jennifer Hudson left very little to the imagination in a slinky ensemble she wore to the W Hotels Turn It Up For Change Ball in New York City on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The “I Can’t Describe,” singer, 33, supported the event benefitting LGBT equality in a black satin wrap dress that resembled a robe with a scandalously high slit. She left the front plunged open to expose most of her black bra on the red carpet.
The former Weight Watchers spokesperson paired the skin-baring look with sheer fishnet stockings and mesh Christian Louboutin pumps. Hudson teamed the ensemble with slick hair, dramatic eye makeup, and a burgundy-brown lip.
Though she looked super-sexy and ready for a night of fun, the mom kept her son David Jr., 5, on her mind, telling source that he already has a girlfriend.
“[He says] Mommy, I think I want a girlfriend, so he’s found him a girlfriend,” Hudson jokingly told source. “He wants to take her on all of his trips and out of the country on an airplane! So he has class!”
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Yes, this is really Renee Zellweger.
It's safe to say Renee Zellweger's looking a little different these days.
The 45-year-old actress made an appearance at ELLE's 21st AnnualWomen In Hollywood Celebration in Beverly Hills, Calif. Monday night, and her nearly unrecognizable appearance is shocking to say the least.
No, your eyes are not deceiving you -- this really is what the Bridget Jones' Diary star currently looks like.
Though many speculate that Renee's new look is the result of plastic surgery -- pointing to her completely wrinkle-free face -- she has never addressed the reports.
She has, however, commented on the criticism that she's too thin.
"When you read reports that you are starving yourself or that you are anorexic it's very unfair and disappointing," she told the U.K.'s Daily Express last November. "It's not very pleasant to read reports which say you've gone too far or this or that. I have a lifestyle that involves keeping my sanity by going to the gym."
But clearly, her fans weren't too happy with her new look on social media.
Renee has not been seen on the big-screen since 2010's My Own Love Song, but is set to make her return in the thriller The Whole Truth, out in 2015. The film, which also stars Keanu Reeves, is about a defense attorney working to get his teenage client acquitted of murdering his wealthy father.
There has also been much talk about a third Bridget Jones' Diary film, though Hugh Grant recently confirmed that he won't be involved.
"I decided not to do it," the 54-year-old actor told Free Radio in the West Midlands, "but I think they're going to go ahead and do it without Daniel. The book's excellent, by the way, but the script is completely different -- well, the script as I last saw it a few years ago."
Sunday, 19 October 2014
In many ways, this year has opened a new chapter in Selena Gomez's life. After the musician and actress left behind her Disney image when Wizards of Waverly Place ended in 2012, she signed with Interscope Records and became the better half to a very certain pop star. And following her edgy role in last year's Spring Breakers, she's been actively searching for roles that challenge her as an actress and demand something of her emotionally. Her latest endeavor is a film called Rudderless, out today in select theaters and on-demand, which was directed by William H. Macy. In the movie, the 22-year-old plays the girlfriend of a college student who was killed in a school shooting. We recently spoke with Gomez in Los Angeles about dramatizing such a sensitive subject, shopping when the kids are at school, and her biggest red carpet fashion regret.
Your part in this movie is significant but not particularly big. Why did you want to take the role?
I’m in a very transitional period within my acting. I was accustomed to my show and some of the material I was doing–Ramona and Beezus, Monte Carlo. And I’m so proud of that. That’s exactly the place I was in during that time. But when my series ended I knew I wanted to do something completely different. Spring Breakers happened. I worked super hard and fought for it, and it was incredible and did a lot for me. I got very lucky because [William H. Macy] saw Spring Breakers and saw my performance and sent this script he had been working on for a while. Within the first 20 pages I knew I wanted to be part of it. I knew it was a character that required a lot of emotional damage. And I wanted to learn from people like Bill [Crudup]and Felicity [Huffman].
How did you get yourself into that extreme emotional place?
I had to definitely take some time. I would walk into a different room and put myself in that place. It is draining. I’m still stretching and figuring things out so I’m not the type of actor who can just turn it on. I needed to put myself in that place. After shooting one of the scenes that I did, Felicity came to my trailer and she gave me the biggest hug. It was so sweet. She was like, 'We’ll get you some ice cream to take your mind off it.'
The film is also about a school shooting, which is a really sensitive subject these days. What was your take on that?
It is such a sensitive subject and to make a film about it is something else. So that’s why you start with it and then it’s more a story of redemption and hope. It is uncomfortable, but it’s telling the story of what it’s like dealing with it. I think, if anything, you walk out feeling a little bit better. So if you are going to address it, Bill couldn’t have picked a better way to talk about it.
You mentioned you’re in a transitional phase. What does that exactly mean for you?
I’ve been acting since I was seven and I feel like I’ve been constantly going. I love what I do so much, but when you are figuring out who you are on top of that it’s like, 'What do I want to do? What do I want to represent? What style of lyricist am I going to be?' When you’re 15 and recording an album, you’re not writing Adele stuff. From 15 to 22 I’ve experienced so much and I understand things more. Now I’m able to really incorporate my style. Music is a really powerful outlet and I’ve not utilized it fully yet. I have some surprises coming up with my music very, very soon and it is that side of me. And I moved into my first home I’ve ever owned this year. This year was like my college year.
What was the first thing you bought for your new home?
My bed. That is also extremely important. My whole bedroom was decorated before the entire house. I made it my little domain. It’s very safe.
So you’re becoming a grown up.
Some days! Some days I feel like I’m totally on board; other days I’m like, 'I need my mom! I can’t do this!' It’s uncomfortable, but I guess that’s what our twenties are for.
Is it strange that any time you do anything people immediately have a reaction online?
It’s so weird. I try not to pay attention to it. I don’t do anything for the purpose of anyone other than my fans and myself. I love being able to post things and tell them where I am and share exciting things. But obviously it is a little weird because you want to ask all these vulgar adults who are speaking so poorly about a young girl, 'What were you doing at 18? What were you doing at 21?' That’s where I end it. If you want to live your life like that, fine, but I’m going to live my life like this, and I’m going to be happy and stay positive and keep going.
Have you learned anything about balancing your private personal life while being in the public spotlight?
Now, being a part of the younger generation, you’re always online. I can get spot-clean from the paparazzi and go away somewhere, but you’ve still got camera phones and Twitter. My generation is always seriously talking about everything. It’s elevated. It’s a little hard for me to separate sometimes, but it comes with the territory and I try to live my life the way I want to live it.
How was your experience at Paris Fashion Week?
It was amazing. It was my first time. Cara [Delevingne] is one of my best friends and she showed me the ropes. It’s such a different scene.
What’s your general approach to shopping?
Honestly, it depends on my mood. Sometimes I’m like, 'I want to buy something really nice for myself. I’m going to go to the mall and find that one piece.' Recently it was this Givenchy leather jacket that I had to have. I can’t wear it yet because it’s a million degrees outside and it’s just sitting there. I’m think I’m going to force myself to go somewhere cold to wear it. But I can also go into Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters and just spend like a couple hundred dollars and have a bunch of new pieces.
You straight up just go to the mall?
Totally. I don’t know how to online shop. I know the hours that are good. Like, 'Okay, the kids are in school during this time. I’m good.' I go early in the morning. I’m literally shopping with all the moms. It’s so much fun.
What trend have you tried that really did work on you?
Oh, I’ve made mistakes on red carpets. It’s trends in general. I never know what to get on board with. I’ll try things. I feel like my Google page is like my yearbook. You look back and you’re like, 'Why did I wear that?' Like fishnet tights and belts and just too much. I used to think the more I added, the better it would look. I remember I once wore shorts with tights and socks and heels and then a belt and then a necklace. And the shirt said 'Hotter Than the Sun.' It was so bad. But at least my mom let me dress myself and become my own person to figure it out.
Iggy has had quite a dramatic week on Twitter.
Iggy Azalea just topped Maxim Australia's hottest 100 women list, but it's the super-sexy cover featuring the 24-year-old rapper in a gold monokini that's making her pretty upset.
Iggy, who certainly hasn't been shy on Twitter lately, revealed Thursday that the steamy picture was actually taken three years ago. In a series of now-deleted tweets she posted Thursday, she lashed out at the Australian division of her record label for re-issuing the head-turning pic.
"I'm going to publicly say something to the australian division of my record label right now because my message seems to be ignored privately," she wrote. "Stop giving permission on my behalf for magazines to purchase images of me that have already been printed in major publications for covers."
"Australian label, I love you guys but you allowed my image to be sold to cosmo Aus when I told you I would prefer for that not to happen," she added. "And now this morning I see you've allowed maxim australia to buy an image from a 2011 complex mag shoot and put it on the cover. ... Clearly aren't respecting my wishes. A magazine cover deserves an accompanying photoshoot not a reused image."
Maxim Australia responded to Iggy's tweets, explaining that they were denied a new cover shoot and interview for their cover.
Iggy placed no blame on the magazine, tweeting them back, "Maxim australia, thanks for the love and I'm sorry no one asked me. i would have love to have given an interview & done a shoot with u guys."
But though her particular tweets relating to her label beef have now been deleted, Iggy did seem to have another thing on her mind Thursday night -- she seemingly responded to criticism about her authenticity as a rapper given her Australian background.
Ronda Rousey hit up a local wrestling show Friday night in Reseda ... but it's what she did during one of the matches that has people talking.
The UFC women's bantamweight champ attended a Pro Wrestling Guerilla event ... and during one of the matches she was prompted by a wrestler named Tommaso Ciampa to chop his opponent's chest.
After some audience urging, Ronda reeled back and lit up the guy's chest -- the place went nuts.
Ronda rolled to the event with a few members of her posse "The 4 Horsewomen" -- MMA fighters Shayna Baszler and Jessamyn Duke -- and the whole group had no problem taking pics with wrestling fans all night.
American IdolSeason 7 contestant and plus-size model Joanne Borgella has died from a rare form of cancer.
The Long Island, New York, native was 32 and had been battling endometrial cancer, which she revealed in a video a year ago had "spread to her chest." The news of her death was confirmed by her family on her Facebook page on Saturday.
"With heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Joanne. On Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 5:45AM, Joanne Borgella Ramirez was called by the Lord to heaven," the post reads. "At an early age, Joanne made a choice to serve and trust the Lord; and since her diagnosis over a year ago, Joanne made a choice to also be a fighter and share her journey with the world. Her faith, courage and strength were unshaken throughout every obstacle she encountered. Although our family is suffering with this great loss, we find comfort in the closeness Joanne shared with the Lord. We know her spirit still shines and will continue to live on in heaven."
Borgella, who was living in Hoboken, New Jersey, at the time of her 2008 audition for Idol, made it all the way to the top 24, but was eliminated after a performance of "I Say a Little Prayer."
Prior to her stint on the Fox singing show, she was the winner of Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance pageant as “Miss F.A.T.” in 2005. A Wilhelmina model, she was also featured as a cast member on the second season of Curvy Girls on NUVO TV.
American Idol musical director Michael Orland offered his condolences on Twitter, writing, "So sorry to read about the passing of @JoanneBorgella. She was one of those special people that came through the @AmericanIdol doors. RIP."
It has been a sad year for the Season 7 cast. Top 10 finalist Michael Johns passed away this August.
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Her older sisters Kim Kardashian andKendall Jenner steal much of the limelight, but according to new data, Kylie Jenner, 17, is the Kardashian to keep your eye on!
Fashion websitePolyvore published the data as a graph showing all internet searches in relation to the Kardashian family, on Tuesday, Oct. 14. And while interest in Kim spiked over her wedding, and Kendall got a lot of hits for New York Fashion Week, it's Kylie's star that's been in continual ascent for the past two years. And now she's the fan favorite amongst the family's teenage fans.
It's not just internet hits that youngest sister Kylie's got going for her either. According to Business Week, the reality TV star rakes in a huge $5,000 per episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Combined with modeling, magazine shoots, contacts with PacSun and Opi and a newly announced hair extensions line, the stunning teenager's a comfortable millionaire.
She also has a healthy online existence with more than 12 million followers on Instagram, and 7 million on Twitter, where she receives money for posting promotional tweets.
And Polyvore aren’t alone in noticing Kylie's impressive influence. The brunette beauty was listed alongside sister Kendall on Time Magazine's 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014 list which was released on Monday.
Some critics questioned the Jenner sisters' appearance on the list which included Sasha and Malia Obama and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.
But talk show host Wendy Williams came to the duo's defense on her show yesterday. "They are influential to teens!" Williams said. "Either teen girls want to look like them, or dress like them. They follow them on Instagram. They should be on this list, that's all!"
Heidi Klum and Seal are officially divorced… two years later.
The 41-year-oldProject Runwayhost filed for divorce in April 2012, two months after she and the singer, 51, announced their separation. Klum cited "irreconcilable differences" and at the time was seeking joint custody of their children, but primary physical custody. They have three children together, Henry, 9, Johan, 8, and Lou, 5. Her 10-year-old daughter, Leni, is from a previous relationship, but Seal adopted her in 2009.
The divorce judgment, which was granted on Tuesday, does not specify how the pair will split custody or their assets. Seal and Klum were married for seven years.
Shortly after breaking up, Heidi dated the family's bodyguard, Martin Kirsten, for over a year. That relationship ended in January. Weeks later, the supermodel was linked to 28-year-old art dealer Vito Schnabel, whom she is still seeing.
Heidi and Vito
Klum was asked about her boy toy on Wednesday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
"Now is that your boyfriend? Is that Vito — is that his name?" the talk show host asked as a picture of the two flashed on screen.
"That is him," Heidi smiled.
"That’s fantastic," Ellen replied. "So you’re madly in love? And he is an art dealer, right?"
Klum giggled nervously and replied, "He is."
Heidi and Vito — who is the son of artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel — have been dating since February. As for how serious it is, that remains to be seen. But hey… Klum is now legally free to do whatever she wants!
Some time ago there were rumors floating around that Wonder Woman would somehow be a descent of the Kryptonians in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Needless to say, it caused a lot of heated debates and speculation. Well, it looks like that isn't the case and they're pulling from Wonder Woman's New 52 origin. Speaking with The Hollywood Masters, producer Charles Roven confirms Diana's a demigod and the daughter of Zeus.
As for Batfleck, Roven says they wanted the Dark Knight to be "tougher" and "rugged" so it offers a strong contrast between an older Batman and a younger Superman. Additionally, Affleck's stature was appealing to them. "We wanted Batman to, you know, tower over Superman. Not hugely, not like a basketball player, not like a 7-foot player. But where Superman needed to look up to Batman. We wanted that dynamic. And Ben could do that, easily. He was the first guy we went to.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is directed by Zack Snyder and scheduled to release May 6, 2016.
Okay, Snoop Doggofficially needs to relax. The rapper continued to bully Iggy Azalea on Tuesday, Oct. 14, this time going as far as to call her a "c--t" in an Instagram video before rapper T.I.made him apologize on Wednesday, Oct. 15.
In case you missed it, the feud between Snoop and Azalea began on Monday, when Snoop posted a meme-like image mocking the "Fancy" singer's makeup-free photos. The Australian rapper then tweeted at Snoop, calling him an "ass."
Snoop continued to harass the songstress on Tuesday, calling her a "bitch" and saying she looks like Marlon Wayans' character in White Chicks. Azalea, for her part, remained collected until later in the afternoon when she posted (and then deleted) a photo of Snoop which read: "When your drug addict aunt gets clean," with the caption: "Glass Houses @snoopdogg Im a 'bitch' because i called u out for being a secret fan? Grow up & god bless."
That evening, the "Drop It Like It's Hot" rapper then posted an explicit Instagram video with the caption, "Last one until she speak now shut da F--k up ubitchu." In the darkly lit video, Snoop says: "You're f--king with the wrong n--ga! And your n--ga betta check you before I do…you c--t."
Hours after the abrasive video, Snoop posted an apology clip on Instagram after speaking with a mutual friend and fellow rapper T.I. "It's over I'm bac on my cool s--t no harm no foul. #ifitaintaboutthemuch love @troubleman31t respect sorry bout that," he captioned the video, while also making sure to say sorry to T.I., who collaborated on the track "No Mediocre" with Azalea.
Azalea accepted Snoops apology, tweeting: "I appreciate the apology @snoopdogg."
This isn't the first time T.I. has come to the rescue. In Creed frontmanScott Stapp's memoir, he recounts a time when T.I. helped save his life after he attempted suicide by jumping off a balcony. "He immediately took care of the situation and saved my life," Stapp wrote.
In 2010, T.I. also reportedly convinced a man to not jump from a high-rise in Atlanta.
By Aaron Couch and Mike Barnes Elizabeth Peña, who recently completed work on El Rey Network’s Matador, has died.
Her film credits included Rush Hour, La Bamba, and The Incredibles. She was 55. Her nephew, Latino Review writer Mario-Francisco Robles, shared the news in an obituary on the site. He said Peña died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. No cause of death was immediately available.
In John Sayles’ Lone Star (1996), Peña was memorable as the history teacher who rekindles a teenage love affair with Sheriff Sam Deeds (Chris Cooper). She recently guest-starred in a pair of Modern Family episodes as the mother of Sofia Vergara’s character, Gloria. Peña broke into sitcom territory decades earlier, when she toplined I Married Dora for ABC. The series ran for one season from 1987-1988 and centered on a couple with a green card marriage.
Peña also stood out as postal clerk Jezzie, who lives with a hallucinatory Tim Robbins, in the Adrian Lyne horror film Jacob’s Ladder (1990).
"I worked very hard to get, Jacob’s Ladder,” she said in a 2001 interview. “At first they wanted Julia Roberts, Andie MacDowell or Michelle Pfeiffer. At some point they wanted Susan Sarandon, and Madonna wanted the part. They auditioned all of them. I begged to be auditioned. I begged and begged and when I auditioned, the chemistry was right and Adrian and I were just taken with each other. I auditioned for six months, twice a week. The reason I kept going back was because Adrian was literally fighting for me to get the role.”
In Paul Mazursky’s Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986), Peña played the live-in maid who made out in her room with Richard Dreyfuss, and in Brett Ratner's Rush Hour (1998), she was LAPD bomb diffusion expert Tania Johnson opposite partner Chris Tucker.
Peña also recurred on the 2000-02 Showtime drama Resurrection Blvd. as family matriarch Bibi Corrales and provided the voice of Mirage, the right-hand woman of bad guy Syndrome (Jason Lee) in Pixar’s The Incredibles (2004). In La Bamba (1987), she played Rosie Morales, the sister-in-law of rock ’n’ roll icon Ritchie Valens, and on Matador, she played the mother of Tony “Matador” Bravo (Gabriel Luna).
Shorty after she was born in Elizabeth, N.J., Peña and her family moved to Cuba. She returned to the U.S. when she was nine to live in New York City. Pena graduated from the High School of the Performing Arts in Manhattan and started her film career with El Super (1979).
She is survived by her husband, two teenage children, her mother, and her sister.
Monday, 13 October 2014
Penelope Cruz (Nico/Esquire)
More beautiful than ever at 40, the Oscar winner — she received the golden statuette for her fiery performance in Vicky Cristina Barcelona— is now part of an elite club of gorgeous stars who have also been bestowed with the "sexiest alive" title. Past honorees include Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Angelina Jolie, Rihanna, Minka Kelly, Halle Berry, Kate Beckinsale, Charlize Theron, and Jessica Biel.
Berry was 42 at the time she took the title, making her the oldest winner to date. Johansson, who happens to have starred alongside Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, is the magazine's only two-time selection, having won in 2013 and 2006.
Muy caliente! (Nico/Esquire)
So, why Cruz? Though the Spanish siren has shown off her sultry side in such films as Vanilla Sky, The Counselor, and To Rome With Love, she and her husband, Javier Bardem, keep a relatively low profile in Hollywood, which makes her something of a surprising pick for theEsquire title. We haven't really seen much of Penélope since she and Javier tied the knot in 2010 and became the parents to a now 3-year-old son and a 1-year-old daughter. And true to form, the actress — who is among those rumored to be Daniel Craig's next Bond girl — remained tight-lipped on just about everything during her interview with Esquire as well, only saying that family is everything to her and the reason she seems to have gone off the radar. But perhaps the mystery surrounding her personal life is part of her allure.
While few would argue that Cruz is among the sexiest ladies on planet Earth, it can't be easy for Esquire editors to declare one woman the world's most desirable. Sofia Vergara would certainly have been a fine choice. Not to mention Kate Upton. And Beyoncé. And Hollywood "It" girl Emily Ratajkowski. And, well, a lot of beautiful women. (See, we told you it wasn't an easy decision.)
Who do you think is the sexiest woman alive?
Sunday, 12 October 2014
Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 'C a Vous' TV show on October 7, 2014 in Paris, France
Mock her music. Make fun of her rep for writing songs about her exes. Heck, you can even step on her blue suede shoes.
But, whatever you do, do not ask her what's wrong with her cat.
Legendary comedian John Cleese learned that first hand on the BBC'sGraham Norton Show after the host showed the audience a picture of one of Swift's cats. The cat -- named Olivia Benson -- is undeniably cute and, yes, a little funny looking (sorry, Taylor). The feline (who has a Twitter account) either has very short ears or keeps them slicked back with hair (fur?) gel, which makes her head appear perfectly round.
John Cleese Makes Fun of Taylor Swift's Cat
Everyone ooohed and ahhhed at the picture except for Cleese, who turned to Swift and asked, "How did it have the accident? Is that a proper cat? Or is it damaged irreparably? That's the weirdest cat I've ever seen in my life."
Below, Swift and Olivia Benson patrolling the streets of New York City. Swift (Taylor, that is) shared the photo on September 17.
Swift's response: Dagger eyes. Whoa, boy. It was like Cleese just stole her MTV Video Award. It was like he just told her to stay away from Michael J. Fox's son. It was like he said he prefers the musical musings of Katy Perry.
Swift and Cleese then engaged in a good-natured battle of who has the weirder-looking cat, After the audience got a look at a picture of Cleese's (gigantic) cat, Norton remarked, "John Cleese! You cannotsay that is the weirdest cat you've ever seen in your life!."
Guys, guys. It's OK. Both your cats are weird.