Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Bryan Cranston Puts His Best Foot Forward

Photo: Bryan Cranston wore custom Chucks to the Independent Spirit Awards Whoa! Sweet kicks, Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston! Cranston wore these radical Chuck Taylors to the Independent Spirit Awards, and everyone seems even more impressed by them than even Bryan Cranston does. Like, even Bill Macy seems jealous. You, too, can dress just like Bryan Cranston! His Breaking Bad custom-printed hi-top Chucks, designed by Jon Defreest, are a steal at US$85 (although Cranston was given his for free). (In the meantime, I wear a size 4 or 4.5, thank you.) You can ...

Too Soon? Rihanna Already Tapped to Play Whitney Houston in Biopic

photo of rihanna pictures photos pics grammys 2012 pic Thrift, thrift, film producers! The funeral baked meats did coldly furnish forth the ideas for your next bio-pic! (Or so the Daily Mail alleges.) Furthermore, Rihanna is already the frontrunner in the race to play the not-long-dead Whitney Houston. The Daily Mail: Whitney's record label boss and close friend Clive Davis is at the helm of the project and he reportedly wants to get a script finalized as soon as possible so filming can begin. Rihanna, 24, is in the running for the lead r...

A Breakdown of Who Thanks Whom on Oscars Night

Infographic: How long must Oscar winners go on thanking people? Who gets thanked by Academy Award-winners on Oscars Night? Spouses? Parents? Agents? God? It's God, isn't it. Slate examined ten years of Oscar acceptance speeches for answers. Slate also built an amusing, interactive infographic, and you can click around on it to see who thanked whom. Here is the amazing stuff I learned: - Only one Oscar winner has begun her acceptance speech by naming her agent first, and that was Tilda Swinton. - Denzel Washington thanked God first. (Slate comments: "Though it won’t surprise anyone who thin...

Jessica Simpson Is Radiant, Orange, and Gigantic

Photo: Jessica Simpson on her way from Saks Fifth Avenue yesterday HOLY MARY MOTHER OF PEARL. What in tarnation does Jessica Simpson have in there? I know, I know. Maybe it's just the dress. (Oh, my word, that dress.) No, I shouldn't pick on Jess. The fact is, she is a very, very good-lookin' pregnant person. Objectively, I am nowhere as cute even on my best days. Jess looks fine. Great, even. But she's so… so big! And orange! She's at that stage in her pregnancy where there is no longer a "baby on board": Jessica Simpson is essentially a baby with ad...

Quotables: Seal Explains Why He Explained All Those Things He Explained

Photo: Seal on February 4 When you publicize your marriage as much as our marriage was publicized, when you renew wedding vows, when you do all those things … you're giving people a picture of an ideal relationship that people aspire to. ...When it goes south, you can't all of a sudden take the philosophy of a monk and decide to go for a vow of silence. It doesn't really work like that. I respect my wife's decision not to talk about that, but I felt that people at least deserved some kind of explanation why the pict...

Seth Rogen Honored as “Stoner of the Year”

Photo: Seth Rogen on February 9, 2012 Ahem. Congratulations are in order for Seth Rogen, High Times magazine's "Stoner of the Year." This momentous occasion marks Rogen's second win. He also won in 2007. (And "Stonette of the Year" that year? Anna Faris.) I had to google the "Stony Awards," and here is what I learned: winners "receive a bong-shaped trophy." I'm not entirely sure that they do, though: it looks to me as if the "trophy" itself is just a bong on a mount, and with a plaque glued to it. Lame! They should be d...

Howard Stern Refers to Christina Aguilera as “Plus-Size”

Not that Howard Stern remotely believes in what he's saying, because I don't think he does. He's just doing what they pay him to do, which is be contrarian and kind of funny and misogynist or whatever. But he's also transparently trying to get Adam Levine in trouble. I think I mentioned that I've been watching Levine on The Voice, and I've decided he's a great judge even though he's kind of a turd. Like, I totally root for him, but I also watch the show trying to assess exactly what kind of turd he is. Still. When Stern tries to get Levine to say one mean thing about Christina Aguilera, Levine won't budge:
"This is a sensitive subject with women," he says to Adam. "Why do you think she got so heavy? Is she upset? She used to be so f---kin' hot. What is that? And her clothes are too tight, right?"
Let me step in here right quick and answer Howard Stern: yeah, she used to be so f---kin' hot. She was also, like, 17 back then. No wonder women are so terrified of turning 30, dudebros.
Visibly thrown by the line of questioning, Adam says, "She likes to wear tight clothes. She clearly likes to talk about being comfortable with being a woman, snapping her fingers and doing the whole thing." But, Howard didn't stop there. He then replies, "When you're a plus-sized woman, you can’t wear tight clothes anymore." While Adam nervously giggles, co-host Robin Quivers jumps in and says that Christina isn't plus size. And then Adam finally says, "I wouldn't go that far actually." Um, nice save?
Like, when Stern starts in with the bullying---and he's bullying Levine, not Aguilera, in a weird sense---Levine looks a little like he just wants to be shot and killed on the spot. Honestly, I thought Levine's performance here was fine. He doesn't 100% have his collaborator's back, no, but he also doesn't play ball. I also think Levine's throwing Howard a bone when he concludes by saying "I'm keeping my f---king mouth shut." Levine's stick-thin supermodel girlfriend Anne Vyalitsyna joins him in the second half. Stern tries to get her to cop to some fear of getting old and, eventually, dumped---see a trend here?---but Vyalitsyna smiles it off. "No, I'm really excited to see how much you can push us," she tells Stern, not entirely ironically. "That's really cool." /> Not that Howard Stern remotely believes in what he's saying, because I don't think he does. He's just doing what they pay him to do, which is be contrarian and kind of funny and misogynist or whatever. But he's also transparently trying to get Adam Levine in trouble. I think I mentioned that I've been watching Levine on The Voice, and I've decided he's a great judge even though he's kind of a turd. Like, I totally root for him, but I also watch the show trying to assess exactly what kind of turd he is...