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Hayden Panettiere Announces Her Engagement On TV While Holding A Snake

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Hayden Panettiere is officially engaged to her super tall boyfriend, boxer Wladimir Klitschko. While it was known she was engaged, she hadn’t made a public statement. She sure fixed that. She announced the engagement on Live with Kelly and Michael, but gave us all a dash of Britney 2001 by draping a snake over her shoulders. I guess that’s one way to get people to look at your hands. According to USA Today, she wore the boa to freak out Michael Strahan. That’s when Kelly said,

“I’m sort of distracted, not just by the snake, but there’s a very large diamond ring on your ring finger,” said Kelly. “I’m not sure if you want to announce anything … Does that signify anything? Is that a promise of something?”

Panettiere responded coyly, “It might be … I mean, I think it speaks for itself.”

Kelly then got more direct, asking, “Are you engaged?” and Hayden replied, “I am.”

Congrats to the adorably height mismatched pair!

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Best, Worst, And WTF Of 2013 Billboard Awards Red Carpet

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Ke$ha showed us her butt on the red carpet at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards so it seemed unlikely that anyone could top that awful WTF-ery, and yet, it was managed. Who did it? Click to find out. But first (pun intended), Jennifer Morrison’s butt:

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BEST:  Hayden Panettiere and Emmy Rossum.
WORST: Click to find out.
WTF: Just, so very many.

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Hayden Panettiere Has That Country Flair That Cotton Loves

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Hayden Panettiere doesn’t particularly emanate straw chewin’, banjo playin’ vibes, but she plays a country singer in Nashville and that’s good enough for Cotton! They’ve cast her in their new ‘Fabric Of Our Lives’ ad campaign, where she’ll give a country rendition of the company’s theme. Well… that’s special.

From WWD:

The new campaign has a budget of around $20 million, according to a Cotton Inc. spokesman. The commercials featuring Panettiere in various scenes — choosing an outfit in her walk-in closet, having fun at a nightclub, shopping at a shoe store, walking her dog — will begin airing as 15- and 30-second spots on TV and select Internet outlets beginning Monday.

“For this commercial we wanted a celebrity with an all-American, girl-next-door quality,” said Ric Hendee, senior vice president of consumer marketing for Cotton Inc. “Hayden had the look and the country cross-over sound we were looking for.”

“The commercial celebrates American style and American originals like country music, cotton denim and, of course, U.S. cotton growers, who are the number-one exporters of cotton to the global textile industry,” Hendee said.

I’ve always thought it was a bit bizarre that cotton – a fabric, for God’s sake – promotes itself as a business. I get that cotton is an industry like many other things, but it’s always struck me as slightly bizarre, for some reason. Also, the fact that they are effectively saying that the white, largely confederate flag bearing part of America is their target market is a bit weird, but whatever. America, right? Go USA! Go cotton! I love t-shirts! (Too much?)

Hayden’s cute and making the most of that TV money, so I say go for it, girl.