Helen Mirren is a total legend and an absolute queen, so there’s no surprise that she was honoured by Harvard University with their annual Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year award. The prestigious prize is given by the undergraduate theatre group to an actress who’s made a “lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment”.
Here’s what she said upon accepting the award:
“How very saucy of the Hasty Pudding organization to offer me their award.
“As someone who adores pudding in all its manifestations – suet, Christmas, treacle, bread and butter, Yorkshire, plum, figgy, etc – I am so looking forward to the famous Hasty Pudding.”
Ha! Then of course some jackass asked her to twerk, and she said she’d been practicing at home but that it wasn’t very good… before bending over and doing it! Ha. She also revealed that Harrison Ford was the hottest man she’s ever worked with and that Meryl Streep would win if they ever fought. Doesn’t Meryl Streep win everything ever?
In any case, I think we can all agree that if we end up like Helen Mirren at 68, we’ll be golden.
January 31, 2014 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
The SAG Awards is probably the most “meh” of all awards shows, am I right? Still, that’s no reason to ignore the fashion. Why? Because it’s fun. Here are some looks from the 20th Annual SAG Awards. Let’s go through and pick the looks for BEST, WORST, and WTF.
For more awards show fashion, check out the Golden Globes Awards post.
I don’t think Amanda Peet knows how to dress anymore. This is something I’d expect from Chloë Sevigny, and I don’t even know if she could pull this off. It’s just so…fug. I’m sorry, I know “fug” is played-out, but I cannot summon any other words to accurately describe this dour mess.
January 19, 2014 at 3:05 pm by Catherine St. Ives
The Golden Globes happened last night and man, what a trainwreck! People were drunk and cursing all over the place. And Clooney wasn’t even there.
But you know what was there? The best, worst, and most WTF celebrity fashion had to offer. Let’s take a look through all these GG outfits and pick out which ones were deserving of BEST, WORST, and WTF.
January 13, 2014 at 1:20 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Helen Mirren, oh man, don’t even get me started on that trollop. I am so sick of her slutty red carpet outfits. You guys won’t even BELIEVE what she wore this time. That’s right. Look at those platform heels. Guys…she went full Stodden. Here’s a close-up:
I understand why all women of all ages in all of Hollywood would want to embrace the look of Courtney Stodden; she is, after all, our modern day Grace Kelly. And beyond. Elton John is going to re-write “Candle In The Wind” so hard for her.
So you listen up, Little Miz Mirren. You return those shoes EXACTLY as you borrowed them, and I mean EXACTLY. I want to see some spray tan residue on the inside of those thick clear straps. And when you return them, and she says, “It was an honor, your majesty”, try not to roll your eyes even though I know you’ve explained to her at least 10 times now that you’re not actually the Queen. Let her believe, Ms. Mirren. Let her believe.
July 12, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Helen Mirren is fantastic and we all know it. It’s not a secret (nor has it ever been), but she’s really outdone herself this time. A 10-year-old boy who is battling cancer wished to have tea with the Queen at Buckingham Palace. I’m not sure why this didn’t happen, but Helen wasn’t allowed to let it go down like that, so she invited him backstage at The Audience and, dressed as the Queen, had tea and introduced the kid to her corgis. I LOVE IT.
From The Daily Mail:
Oliver Burton is facing his third battle with cancer and top of his bucket list was a visit to Buckingham Palace. But when the real Queen said she would not be able to meet the youngster, a limo was arranged so he could meet Dame Helen instead.
She paid for them to see her West End show in which she plays the Queen and then invited Oliver and mother Catherine Browne backstage where she introduced him to her corgis and her butler served tea. Catherine and father James were so delighted that their son actually thought the actress was the real Queen.
His father James Browne said: ‘She stayed in character for the whole thing. Oliver thought she was the real Queen, and well, that’s good enough for us.
‘She was really lovely. She did the whole thing – had a butler there, was dressed in costume and did it all properly for him.
‘She sat in Oliver’s wheelchair and gave him her big chair. She had a glass of coke together and biscuits and little sandwiches and they even brought in her corgis from the show, Coco and Roco. ‘She was wonderful and in some of the photos you do a double take because she really does look like the real Queen.
‘She knighted him and told everyone that they had to call him Sir Oliver. He had a brilliant day. He took his British flag and got her to sign it and just waved and waved it all day.’
Oh man, THAT IS SO PRECIOUS. And really, really sweet. I think my faith in humanity has gone up by a tiny percentage today.
May 21, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Helen Mirren is one of Britain’s national treasures. She’s classy, sassy and is even down with the latest fashion trends. Still, she’s no spring chicken and we’ve all seen Grumpy Old Men. What I’m trying to say is, once you start receiving your pension, you’re free to tell people exactly what you think of them with impunity, because who – besides a total asshole – is going to yell at a senior citizen? No one! That’s why this story is nothing other than great.
Let me set the scene: a drum troupe interrupted a performance of The Audience last Saturday at London’s Gielgud Theatre and Dame Helen was none too pleased about it. So she did what any sassy nan would do: she launched into a profane rant and then marched off the stage in full Queen regalia.
From The Mirror:
A group of noisy drummers were told to “shut the f-ck up” during a foul-mouthed rant – by the Queen.
For one terrible moment, the gobsmacked street musicians must have thought it really was Her Maj letting rip at them.
In fact it was Dame Helen Mirren dressed as the Queen for her role in West End play The Audience.
Dame Helen – who won an Oscar for her stunning portrayal in the 2006 film The Queen – was wearing her trademark royal outfit, complete with tiara and pearls.
She stormed out of the Gielgud Theatre, in London, in the middle of Saturday night’s show to give the band a right royal rollicking.
Band organiser Joe O’Leary, said: “This little old lady came running out in a green dress, pearls and a tiara and headed for the conductor.
“She was saying, ‘shut the f-ck up, people have paid f-cking a hundred pounds for their theatre tickets’. She said the F-word about 20 times. I kept saying, ‘we didn’t realise’ and she was like, ‘just shut the f*** up’. You couldn’t get a word in edgeways, she was proper on a rant.”
Uh, first of all, this is amazing. Get ‘em, Memaw! No one else was going to speak up, so Dame Helen had to show ‘em how it’s done.
Want to know something more amazing? There’s video of the incident. HELL YES!