Ellen DeGeneres just pulled an Oprah Winfrey and surprised her ENTIRE audience with a free trip to Australia! The audience will be joining her later this year when she films her show on the other side of the globe. The trip was made possible with Swisse Wellness and Qantas as the sponsors.
Appropriately, Nicole Kidman was the special guest of the day and before the big surprise, the two were talking about Australia and what Kidman recommends Ellen do there. There’s one spot in Australia that Kidman joked is magical because she believes she got pregnant there. Then Ellen joked, “If i get pregnant it’s a real miracle!” LOL!
Ellen then mentioned that Australia Day is also her birthday and on her birthday she likes to give presents. So, she led the audience to believe that one lucky person would get the chance to win a trip to Australia. She then dropped the bomb that the entire audience is going and the confetti was let loose. The reactions are my favorite part: Jumping up and down, screaming, crying… the whole nine yards. Watch the funny and heartwarming clip below.
Not only did the Hollywood Foreign Press Association debut the first promo for the 70th Golden Globes featuring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, but they also revealed their nominations. Leading the pack with seven nods is Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. Not surprising, given all the other Oscar precursor love. On the flip side, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained shockingly earned five nominations including one for Leonardo DiCaprio.
If you think about it, DiCaprio along with a few other out of left field nods aren’t too earth-shattering given that the HFPA have a reputation of being HUGE star f*ckers. They love to honor A-list celebs in hopes that they’ll attend, making their event the most star-studded one of the awards season.
On the TV front, the HFPA have a couple of head-scratchers as well. Mad Men for the first time isn’t nominated but NBC’s polarizing Smash is. Granted they’re competing in different categories, but still. The Debra Messing musical beat out Parks & Recreations, Suburgatory, Community and a whole whackload of other worthy sitcoms. Fans of ABC’s Nashville will be elated that both Hayden Panettiere and Connie Britton were recognized. While Modern Family dominates the Emmys, only Sofia Vergara and Eric Stonestreet earned nominations in the acting categories.
Without further ado, check out all of the 2013 Golden Globe nominations below which were revealed by presenters Jessica Alba, Megan Fox and Ed Helms this morning. You’ll also find my commentary for most of the major movie categories and how they differ from the recently announced SAG nominations. Be sure to leave your comments afterward. I would to hear your thoughts on the HFPA’s nods.
If there is one Oscar precursor that is the most reliable, it’s hands down the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAGs). The acting guild represents the biggest voting block at the Academy Awards. Bar none when it comes to the acting categories the SAGs have the best record in recent years. If you’re planning to enter your Oscar office pool, I highly recommend you take note of the nominees and winners from this particular group. The SAGs honor outstanding work in both film and television. Since it’s all about the Oscars, I’m only focusing on the movie nominations.
While they don’t have a Best Picture category, they have an Outstanding Performance by a Cast as their big prize. What’s notable with the nominees in this category is the omission of Zero Dark Thirty. Long thought as an Oscar frontrunner for Best Picture, it’s snub have a few pundits scratching their heads. That isn’t the only surprise with the 2013 nominations. Check them all out below with my commentary for all the movie acting categories.
Just days ago, OWN announced the Oprah Winfrey would be bringing back her Oprah’s Favorite Things special this fall, after everyone thought it was done. I’m so excited about the November 2-hour special and can’t wait to see the look on the faces of the military wives when Oprah breaks the news to them.
For November’s issue of Harper’s Bizarre, Oprah was photographed by the amazing Terry Richardson and the photos look amazing. Winfrey was styled by Ann Caruso in a fire engine red Jil Sander coat, a white Escada menswear-inspired tux, and a smattering of blinged-out rings. She. Looks. Fabulous. In the issue, she explains to her interviewer, Laura Brown that she just tries to “live her best life” and is no superwoman. Says Oprah, “Like this morning, I had the intention to meditate for 20 minutes, but I really only made it about 12. And then I said, ‘Okay, don’t beat yourself up; you did the 12.’ I had the intention to work out for an hour, but I only did a half. And even with that I was still a half hour later getting here, so…”
Nicole Kidman also looks stunning in the issue, gracing the cover of the magazine as well. I’ve included Oprah’s pictures as well as the cover featuring Kidman below. Enjoy!
Nicole Kidman is one busy lady. It seems like every time a new trailer comes out, she’s in it. I’m not complaining though – love her! Well, another trailer has recently come out for a new thriller called Stoker and we’ve got your first look below.
Mia Wasikowska plays one of the main characters, India Stoker. When India’s father (Dermot Mulroney) dies, her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother, Evelyn ‘Evie’ Stoker (Nicole Kidman). She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives (her first hint is when she sees him making out with her mother) and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
It gets even creepier when Uncle Charlie tells Evie that India is “of age” now. Evie doesn’t understand and says, “Of age for what?” He responds, “You have no idea.” Yikes! Check out the trailer below. The film comes out in February 2013.
Grace Kelly is arguably one of the most revered actresses of all-time. In fact, the American Film Institute ranked her No.13 in their list of top female stars of American cinema back in 1999. Any actress stepping in to play the iconic legend would be under an enormous amount of scrutiny. That said, I’m not sure if Nicole Kidman, whom I love, is the right choice to play her, based on the first released promotional picture. Hate to say it, but even Lindsay Lohan looks more like Elizabeth Taylor, than Kidman does Kelly.
Grace of Monaco isn’t being described as a biopic. Rather it follows Kelly’s story during a six-month period in 1962 where the newly minted Princess of Monaco maneuvered behind the scenes in an effort to save the city-state from a coup. Oliver Dahan is directing the drama which co-stars Tim Roth as Prince Rainer and Paz Vega as Maria Callas. Parker Posey, Frank Langella, Robert Lindsay and Geraldine Somerville round out the cast. Grace of Monaco is scheduled to hit theaters in 2014.
Since I already revealed my Top 10 picks for Best Dressed at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy awards, I figured it was time to share the women who didn’t impress me on the red carpet. As mentioned in that post, fashion is highly subjective and there will never be a unanimous winner or loser. That said, it’s still fun to playfully mock some of the fashion choices made by well-paid stylists. And more importantly, the stars who agreed to their suggestions.
While there were no real trainwrecks (well a couple were), all the following ladies could’ve used an extra minute during their fittings to rethink their options. Without further ado, check out my Top 10 least favorite looks from this year’s Emmys below.
Shia LaBeouf is definitely one of Hollywood’s most outspoken and rebellious actors. The 26-year-old actor has no problem criticizing directors he’s worked with like Steven Spielberg on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and calling out his famous hookups including Megan Fox and Rihanna. After a few bad experiences on big budget films, LaBeouf has vowed never to do another blockbuster studio movie again. Based on his latest movie role, he’s definitely keeping true to his word.
A few months ago, Shia showed off his “labeouf” in a music video for Sigur Ros. Now he’s going one step further and doing the actual deed for the aptly-titled The Nymphomaniac. No simulated sex here, but full on raging sexual intercourse. Lars Von Trier who wrote the amazing Dancer in The Dark starring Bjork is helming the project. While Labeouf won’t be the first to have sex for the silver screen, he’ll definitely be the most famous.