Zooey Deschanel has a new boyfriend, guys. His name is Jacob Pechenik, and he’s the director of one of her upcoming films, Rock the Kasbah. Aw, ain’t that sweet? I don’t really check on Zooey like that so I have no real opinion on this, but they look happy enough, so uh, rock on (no pun intended).
August 25, 2014 at 9:00 am by Jennifer
Chris Brown was hosting a pre-VMAs party at 1Oak club in Los Angeles on Saturday night when what should happen but Suge Knight, founder of Def Row Records, was shot repeatedly. He’ll live, but Chris was majorly bummed and his mellow vibes were harshed by the incident. I mean, after all, he’s our nation’s peacekeeper.
It's disappointing that we as a society can't have fun or enjoy ourselves without any altercations sometimes. Miss me with the bullshit!!!
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) August 24, 2014
Yes, I suppose it’s “disappointing” when someone gets shot when you just want to party. Just like it was “disappointing” when you beat the shit out of Rihanna’s face before the VMAs, or when you tore your shirt off and threw a shirt through a window at Good Morning America. That was disappointing. It was also disappointing when you beat that guy in Washington D.C., or when you threw homophobic slurs at the parking attendant that dared to give you a ticket that time.
How about you miss ME with the bullshit?
If you’re wondering what the shooting was all about, apparently it was gang-related, or so police think at this point, according to TMZ:
We’re told cops are interested in a common denominator with Chris Brown, Suge and Game — Bloods affiliation.
Eyewitnesses tell us Brown was throwing up gang signs before the shooting inside 1OAK early Sunday and he was performing with a red bandana — the Bloods’ moniker.
Game — who got in a fight outside 1OAK before the shooting because they wouldn’t let him in — is a known and proud member of the Bloods. His album is called Blood Money.
How corny are these idiots? Chris is a multi-millionaire and yet still thinks it’s “cool” to be part of a gang. What winners, the whole lot of them. I can’t wait until he rots the rest of his life away in prison, because it’s definitely just a matter of time.
August 25, 2014 at 8:00 am by Jennifer
You probably remember Richard Attenborough, brother of wildlife documentary narrator David Attenborough, from his role in Jurassic Park. Of course, that’s far from all he’s ever done, but it is his most popular role, without a doubt. Unfortunately, Richard passed away over the weekend at the age of 90.
Lord Richard Attenborough — the English actor who made dinosaurs come to life in “Jurassic Park” — has died after years of poor health.
Attenborough was one of England’s leading actors … but was also a director and producer. He’s probably best known for “Jurassic Park” … but also starred as Santa Claus in the remake of “Miracle On 34th Street”
His 70-year career also included “The Great Escape” with Steve McQueen … and he directed “Gandhi” — which won 8 Oscars.
Attenborough’s son told the BBC his father died Sunday at lunchtime — he’d been living in a nursing home with his wife for the past few years.
RIP, Richard! May you be walking with the dinosaurs in the sky.
August 25, 2014 at 6:00 am by Jennifer
Did you miss last night’s MTV Video Music Awards? You’re not alone. I generally purposely try to miss the broadcast, but for whatever reason, I actually tuned in this year – via torrent, of course, which means I got to skip over the seemingly endless ad breaks. Here are the 10 moments that people are talking about/will make you seem totally “on it” around the water cooler at work.
Beyoncé. Everything Beyoncé.
Beyoncé was given the Video Vanguard Award after giving an incredible performance of a medley of pretty much every single song on the self-titled album. I know I get a bit Beyoncé-d out sometimes, but you can’t deny she’s an incredibly accomplished performer and that award was extremely well-deserved. Jay-Z bringing little Blue Ivy up on stage to hand her the statue at the end was the extra cherry on top. SO CUTE.
Miley Cyrus got a homeless man to accept her award.
Miley Cyrus won Video of the Year, but instead of accepting the award herself, she sent a homeless man from the area on stage to represent the homeless community in Los Angeles and bring awareness to the cause. Miley was in tears the whole time he was speaking, but I can’t tell if this was genuine or some weird hacky PR move. I’m feeling optimistic today, so I’ll go with the former.
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August 25, 2014 at 5:34 am by Jennifer
Miley Cyrus was planning on taking her Bangerz tour over to the Dominican Republic, but it turns out the city of Santo Domingo doesn’t want her there and have banned the show from happening.
From The Buenos Aires Herald:
Through a letter delivered to the companies in charge of the event, the local government argued Cyrus performances “go against the country’s moral and customs.”
According to the commission, the singer also “performs with unsuitable costumes,” and uses “language and images which encourage sex and violence.”
In addition, they accused Cyrus of “apology for crime, violence and denigrating acts before civilized culture, incitement for sex, lesbian sex, and use of inappropriate objects in public.”
The show was supposed to take place at Quisqueya Stadium, in the country’s capital of Santo Domingo.
Well, damn. I guess some people aren’t ready for the twerk.
August 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm by Jennifer
Oh snap! Here’s something you probably weren’t expecting: apparently Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson hit a rough patch in their relationship and split up for a full month earlier this year. Don’t worry, things are back the way they should be now – they’re together and very much in love, it was just rocky for a while.
From In Touch Weekly:
In Touch has exclusively learned that the couple, married for 26 years, temporarily split for a month.
“They hit a rough patch. They were leading separate lives,” a friend exclusively tells In Touch, revealing that for a month, Rita lived alone in their $26 million modern mansion in Pacific Palisades while her husband stayed at a producer pal’s home in tony Malibu Colony before leaving to film his new movie, A Hologram for the King, in Egypt.
“Although they attended social functions and walked their dog together,” a source says of the pair, “they were living in separate residences.”
According to the friend, “they just weren’t seeing eye to eye.” But the couple survived their temporary split by refusing to give up. “Tom and Rita are not just husband and wife, they are best friends. It will take a lot to split this couple up for good.”
Get it! I do believe these two are really in love. They’ve been together for SO LONG – it makes sense that rough patches are going to pop up, and sometimes taking some space gives a bit of clarity and diffuses a situation so they can get back on track. Glad to hear that was the case for them!