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Bradley Cooper is doing the whole “mime chic” thing

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I realize that “mime chic” is not an actual thing, but if it was, Bradley Cooper would be the master after his new W Magazine shoot. I’m not sure who came up with this bullshit, but I’m slightly terrified.

Here’s how W describes their inspiration:

The photographer Tim Walker was influenced by the colorful, sun-drenched Los Angeles paintings and photographs of David Hockney, as well as the ’70s free-love aesthetic that informs the artist’s work. From there, the photographic scenarios took cues from Federico Fellini and, naturally, Walker’s own unique perspective. Remarkably, all the actors and actresses were excited to play, to be transformed, to embrace personae that were extreme, odd, and truly fascinating. Perhaps therein lies a message for Hollywood: History is safe, but surprise is thrilling. In 2015, please give these actors new worlds to conquer.

Well, that’s special. I mean, look at this!

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Lucky for us, Bradley wasn’t the only mime in the mag. Here are all the other covers below, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone and more. And yes, they’re all similarly horrifying. Enjoy!

The best part of this whole thing is that while we don’t have Meryl Streep‘s picture, apparently this is her blurb:

“The movie that makes me cry is Anchorman. I have the biggest crush on Will Ferrell. I love him in every film he does. I mean, Ryan Gosling could be my child. I’m not going to have a crush on a child. Will Ferrell is a man.”


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Bradley Cooper, Clean-Shaven: Hell Yes or God No?


Bradley Cooper, master manipulator, shaved his beard, and the world took notice. Specifically E!, who posted the above photo, wondering who that man was (“Bradley Cooper, Is That You?” they asked. “Actor Nearly Unrecognizable Without His Beard.”) I don’t think it’s quite that extreme, E!. You can still tell it’s Bradley Cooper, although it is quite a change. He ALMOST looks like Ryan Gosling.

So because he took such a leap, it’s time to ask you guys: is this new look a “hell, yes”, or a “God, no”? As far as male facial looks go, it’s world’s better than James Franco’s shaved head, which is terrifying on so many levels.

But I’m gonna vote “hell yes” on this one. You guys?

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Bradley Cooper is a “master manipulator”, apparently

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Bradley Cooper was married to Blue Bloods actress Jennifer Esposito for a single year – 2005 to 2006 – but apparently things didn’t end very well there. While she didn’t name names, she discussed her marriage with the man believed to be Cooper in her new book, Jennifer’s Way: My Journey with Celiac Disease – What Doctors Don’t Tell You and How You Can Learn to Live Again (WHY IS THAT TITLE SO LONG?), calling it “an entire marching band of red flags”. Ouch.

“He was funny, smart, cocky, arrogant, and a master manipulator. I didn’t necessarily find him that attractive, but I figured that I could enjoy his sense of humor and nonsense for a while,” the actress writes of an ex in her new book. “We had fun, but he also had a mean, cold side. His personality could flip on a dime.”

Damn, that’s cold. However, Esposito doesn’t appreciate us jumping to conclusions and wants you to pay attention to the matter at hand: celiac disease, apparently. Here’s her statement:

“This book is about my journey with celiac disease and only that,” Esposito says in a statement. “To refer to anything other than the subject at hand or to make this book about anything else is an insult to me and this disease that plagues so many.”

I love that she wrote a whole book about going gluten-free. I mean, I know celiac disease can be really difficult until you get a diagnosis and all that, but really? Also, if your relationships weren’t pertinent to your gluten intolerance, why the hell did you write about them?

In any case, I don’t know much about Bradley Cooper, so maybe he is a total asshole. Who can say? Anyone heard any stories about him either way?

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Can You Recognize Bradley Cooper After His Weight Gain?


Bradley Cooper gained weight and grew a beard for a film role (or so he says, mwuaha). But no, according to EntertainmentWise, it’s for Clint Eastwood‘s American Sniper film.

Mr. Cooper now kind of resembles…I’m not sure. Will Ferrell? Billy Mays? Or maybe just a dad. I think that’s it. He looks like a dad now.

Do you think it’s a more drastic change than Jake Gyllenhaal‘s weight loss for his film role?


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Is Bradley Cooper our new Indiana Jones?

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It’s a sad state of affairs in Hollywood that the only movies seemingly being made lately are either book adaptations or remakes of classics that really should just be left alone.

The latest franchise apparently getting a reboot – or at the very least, another film – is Indiana Jones. While the producers would love to get Harrison Ford back one last time before he’s too damn old to take on the part, timing is a problem since they don’t yet have a story and Harrison is working on other films.

The answer is, apparently, to bring Bradley Cooper in to play a younger version of the character and breathe fresh life into the Indiana Jones storyline. Nothing has been confirmed, of course, but what do you think? Could he pull it off? Is it even worth it or should they just leave it alone?

Disney owns the brand and Frank Darabont has apparently pitched a story, but who knows if this one will ever come to light.

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Best And Worst Celebrity Looks Of The Week

Welcome back to Best and Worst Celebrity Looks of the Week! Time once again to take a gander at what celebs are wearing and dub someone BEST, WORST, and WTF. My picks are at the bottom. Let’s get right to it!

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The Oscar Nominations Are Here!

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

The Academy just hosted their live stream at 5:38am PST and within 10 mins, all the excitement is now over and we know who our 2014 nominations are going to. I’ll stick with the categories covered on the live stream, but a full list is available on the Oscars website for the lesser-known (but equally important!) categories. These are in the order that they were announced during the broadcast.

Best Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Michael Fassbender – 12 years a Slave
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress

Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
June Squibb – Nebraska

Best Original Song

‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ – Alone Yet Not Alone
‘Happy’ – Dispicable Me 2
‘Let It Go’ – Frozen
‘The Moon Song’ – Her
‘Ordinary Love’ – Mandela

Best Adapted Screenplay

Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke – Before Midnight
Billy Ray – Captain Phillips
Steve Coogan – Philomena
John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave
Terrence Winter – The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay

American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club

Best Animated Feature

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
The Wind Rises

Best Documentary Feature

The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square
20 Feet From Stardom

Best Foreign Language Film

The Broken Circle Breakdown
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Missing Picture

Best Director

David O. Russell – American Hustle
Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
Alexander Payne – Nebraska
Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
Martin Scorsese – Wolf of Wall Street

Best  Actress

Amy Adams – American Hustle
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County

Best Actor

Christian Bale – American Hustle
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street
Chitwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Picture

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

And there we have it. What do we think? No big surprises there, I don’t think. Who do we think will take the big awards? I think 12 Years a Slave has got Best Picture on lock, but anything could happen. The Oscars will be held on March 2nd, so there’s plenty of time to make your predictiongs.