From Olivia Newton-John getting "Physical" to the Pet Shop Boys "Domino Dancing," these are our picks for the thirty gayest music videos.
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PLACE ON THE CASTING FOOD CHAIN: Sources tell Vulture that there are only five women today who can get a project green-lit just by signing on: Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon (for dramas), and Heigl. And out of those five, Heigl is the only one who will work in a young romantic comedy. The next tier of hot female stars — Anne Hathaway, Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley — may be offered a lead role, but they won't get a movie a go just by signing their name.
AN AGENT'S VIEW: "She still green-lights studio movies. And personality aside, she is a movie star. The problem is that it's getting harder and harder. Look at this project Blended at Warner Bros. that she's attached to. It's a two-hander [needing a male and female lead to pull it off]. And the producers are telling us, 'We can't go back to any male lead she's ever worked with.' And that's because she's a goddamn nightmare. It's a shame, because she's talented. She has a shot at being Julia Roberts, but she's headed towards becoming Jennifer Aniston — someone who works regularly, but who could have been a superstar."
A MANAGER'S VIEW: "So far, [she and her manager mom] have sent this message: She's expensive, and she's unpleasant to work with. It looks like they're going for a 'quick burn': Make as much as you can, while you can. I've always felt the way to longevity was quality, not a bunch of romantic comedies in a row just because they pay big. I already feel like the audience has tired of her [in that genre]. She needs to make it an event to go see a Katie Heigl movie. I don't know if she has the acting chops to do other things, but she needs to do other things, and to work with great directors."
A PUBLICIST'S VIEW: “She’s almost her own worst enemy. You have to be so careful which outlets you’re going to put her with. Always do the safe stuff: Leno. Today. You need someone on your side. Because Katie’s just a risk.”
THE RUNDOWN: Is Heigl worth the headache? The positive spin is that, despite all the controversy she’s generated and apparent ill will she’s inspired, she has remained a lock-tight moneymaker, at least for a certain audience. But the rom-com audience is notoriously fickle, or at least brand-resistant, lured more reliably by high-concept pitches and great trailers than over-the-title stars. (The double-dip of Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway could not breathe life into Bride Wars, for example.)
John Legend celebrated the Memorial Day weekend by hitting the beach.
Joined by his model girlfriend Christine Teigen, the 31-year-old R&B crooner enjoyed some relaxation as he frolicked on the shores of St. Barth, French West Indies on Sunday (May 30).
John is enjoying a well-deserved holiday before heading to Johannesburg, South Africa next week to help open up the 2010 World Cup.
The Ordinary People singer will join
Alicia Keys, Shakira and the Black Eyed Peas as they join forces for a star-studded concert ahead of the quadrennial soccer tournament.
Those unable to make it to the show will be able to catch the whole event on the web. Vevo.com will broadcast the entire concert in high-def to most of the world through its website.( Collapse )
The Oscar-winning actor has spent the last five months in Haiti and he talks to the magazine about his work there, describing how important it has been to him, especially as his family life has changed. “I was for 20 years in a relationship with Robin and 18 years with children. I didn’t have time to commit to anything—for real—in places like Iraq, except to denounce the war. But now I’m single. I can lend a hand.”source
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Ed O'Neill is no stranger to comedy controversy. Twenty years ago, critics assailed his show 'Married... With Children' for risqué content that supposedly went too far. Now, his hit show 'Modern Family' is the target of criticism that it doesn't go far enough.
The ABC sitcom's critics have noted that its gay couple, Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet), has not been shown kissing (or engaging in much public display of affection, for that matter), even though the program hasn't been shy about showing liplocks between Mitchell's sister, Claire (Julie Bowen), and her husband, Phil (Ty Burrell). ABC has said the reticence is Mitchell's, not the network's, and that his squeamishness over PDA will be addressed in a future episode. That hasn't mollified the more than 12,000 Facebook petitioners (so far) who are demanding a Mitchell-Cameron kiss.
O'Neill, who plays Mitchell and Claire's father, Jay, addressed the controversy in an interview with PopEater. Calling from his Los Angeles home, he said he finds the complaint "half amusing, half annoying." He noted that we haven't seen Jay and his sexy young wife, Gloria (Sofia Vergara) kiss either. And, after 20 years of appearances in controversial comedies, O'Neill said that he sees such protests as just another form of show business, not to be taken seriously.
What do you think of the protests over Cameron and Mitchell's muted displays of affection?
Oh, that's so stupid. Who cares? When I hear that, it's half amusing, half annoying. First of all, they're the most conservative family of the three. Mitchell is a lawyer, and Cameron is a stay-at-home mom with a baby
It's much, much better to allow people to use their imaginations when they want to, in that regard. Otherwise, it turns into a sort of pornography. If people want to be titillated or shocked or, "Oh, wow, they're actually kissing," I mean, who cares? The format is, they live together. We assume they have sex. I don't think we need to see it beginning or ending. Who cares? To me, it's boring. Gloria and I haven't done any making out in the first 24 shows.
Would you like to have Jay make out with Gloria?
No. I think it's boring. When people start to make out or kiss or French kiss or caress in a sexual manner, the story stops. Where do you go with that? It's like, "Okay, now, let's see... five seconds, ten seconds, 15 seconds, gee, they're still making out, my goodness, they're actually kissing." Who cares? The story stops.
Do you find any irony in the notion that, 20 years ago, 'Married... With Children' was criticized for going too far, and now 'Modern Family' is criticized for not going far enough?
I couldn't care less. [Laughs.] It's part of the business. The fact is, the critics have a job to do. They're also in show business. We understand that. They have to sell their fish some way, so they have to keep inventing things to write about. So they're going to come up with things that are titillating to read about. From an actor's standpoint, we don't even think about things like that. We have enough to do just to get the show done. That's all I ever think about. Otherwise, you're thinking about things you have no control over and they're just in the way of what you really need to concern yourself about.
Sorry LC fans who were hoping to see The Hills' original starlet return for the series finale...it's not happening, according to Lauren Conrad herself.
"I have no plans to come back," she told me at Kari Feinstein MTV Movie Awards style lounge today. "I really liked how I got to leave the show. I felt like it was on a positive note and I feel like they wrapped up my storyline."
In Stephenie Meyer's introduction to her latest Twilight tale, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, she whets her fans' appetites by suggesting that in this novel she's "stepped into the shoes of … a 'real' vampire – a hunter, a monster". Any readers frustrated by the mundane suburban detail of Meyer's previous Twilight books – vampires who play baseball, drive Volvos and give each other tasteful, thoughtful gifts – might be tempted to perk up. Sadly, it's a folorn hope.
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And they didn't even have to wear swimsuits. Congratulations to Heidi Klum and Brooklyn Decker, who'll be talking some smack and competing head-to-head right here next week."