Poor Hugh Jackman. First he has to work with Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables and now some crazy ass fan decided it would be a good idea to throw a razor full of pubic hair at him at his gym in New York City. The nutcase was later arrested, but uh… what the f-ck?
You know what celebrities love? When you break into their gym and throw an electric razor filled with your own pubic hair at them!
Just kidding … they hate that stuff, so when it happened to Hugh Jackman yesterday … the woman got thrown out and later arrested.
It all went down at Jackman’s gym in NYC yesterday. Police say the woman was hysterically crying as she declared her love for Jackman and threw the razor at him.
After she was tossed out of the gym, cops caught up with her a few blocks away and she was placed under arrest.
Jackman told police this wasn’t the first time she encountered the woman, claiming she had previously shown up at his home and his daughter’s school.
What the hell is wrong with people? Any woman knows that you don’t shave your downstairs area or you risk some pretty gnarly ingrown hairs. You Veet that shit like a sensible person.
Now that that’s out of the way, can people stop being crazy?
April 15, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Hugh Jackman is a stud – a singing, Broadway production starring, tight pants wearing, possibly gay stud? No! Rumors about 24601‘s (I’m Jean Valjeannnnnnn!) sexuality have been rampant for years, and generally he doesn’t give a shit because anyone who’s comfortable and confident in their own skin wouldn’t. However, his wife of nearly 17 years, Deborra-Lee Furness, isn’t so keen.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Despite these friends and a seemingly idyllic life, Jackman admits rumors about his sexuality have taken a greater toll than previously acknowledged, especially on his wife. “Just recently, it bugs her,” he says, blaming the Internet, which she frequents more than he does. (Jackman largely sticks to cricket sites and The Economist.) “She goes: ‘It’s big. It’s everywhere!’ ”
His X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner shrugs off the gossip. “I have seen him with Deborra since the beginning of their trip to Hollywood, and I’ve been on five movie sets with him and have never seen him stray, have never seen him eye anyone. I met him when he did Oklahoma! [at London's Royal National Theatre in 1999]. He was genuine, hugely talented. He was in love with his wife that day and still is.”
Is this really a thing? Sure, I guess no one would want to be a beard for a few decades (sorry, Kelly Preston), but at the same time, if your relationship with your partner is solid – the trust and connection are there, the communication is good, the attraction is strong – then what the hell does it matter what a bunch of people on the internet who you’ve never met and never will are saying? I wish there was an Internet 101 course where the first module was entitled “People On The Internet Are Assholes”. Anyone with a keyboard and the chance for anonymity can get all the vitriol out of their systems and make up whatever comes to the top of their heads just for fun and there’s nothing anyone else can do about it except, you know, totally ignore it.
Of course, there is sometimes truth to gossip, especially when it’s repeated for years on end from various sources, but I’m still not sure why it’s suddenly bothering her just because someone with a tumblr account and a modicum of Photoshop skills pasted Hugh’s face into a paparazzi picture that made it look like he was kissing an unknown man passionately. (Does that exist? Send it to me!) Let’s all just take a deep breath.
February 14, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Helen Mirren is a film legend, so she could show up at an awards show in a paper bag with a mop end for a wig and old KFC buckets for shoes and no one could say shit because she’s doing her and has earned the right to do so. She didn’t quite go that far at last night’s BAFTAs in London, but she did take a popular hair trend to the pensioner set by dyeing her hair a lovely shade of bubblegum pink, an idea she got from… an unlikely source, shall we say.
“I saw it on America’s Next Top Model, so I decided to have a go.”
First of all, I love that Helen Mirren watches America’s Next Top Model – I didn’t realise anyone still did. Second of all, I love that she has such a buck wild spirit that she didn’t think twice about heading to Katy Perry town with her locks. And while it’s a bit unusual, it certainly doesn’t look bad. I wish I could get away with pink hair, but it’s just not happening. Helen’s move was especially risky considering the BAFTAs are full of British people who aren’t really into bullshit and really are into class, fanciness and sexy accents.
In any case, the BAFTAs red carpet was chock full of stars, from Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Ben Affleck to Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Chastain and more. Check out a gallery from last night’s red carpet below:
February 11, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
You guys! This is the very first official footage that we’re seeing from the Les Mis movie, can you believe it? Sure, it’s a trailer that was shakily filmed by someone watching it on a computer, and yeah, it will probably be pulled in a few hours. But look at it! You can see the barricade and little Cosette, and that loving look between Marius and Cosette, and … more Cosette. But we saw Hugh Jackman a handful of times, and we got to hear Anne Hathaway sing “I Dreamed a Dream.”
By the way, wow, Anne Hathaway. That’s … that’s some singing right there. And by that, I mean that it didn’t sound very good. It seems like they went for a more emotional take on the song, probably because Anne couldn’t pull off the vocals that the song usually requires. It seems odd that they would choose her song as opposed to one of Hugh’s, since, you know, he’s the star, he has multiple songs, and he has the voice for the role, without question. It would have been much better to hear Hugh sing “Bring Him Home” over this business, right? Or am I missing some sort of amazing, powerful emotion in Anne’s performance?
Basically, I’m still excited, but I kind of don’t get Anne Hathaway as Fantine anymore. What about you guys?
May 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Emily
Can I be completely honest with you guys? I am freaking out. I am seriously, honestly freaking out over this movie. I am so excited about this whole thing. Les Miserables lives in such a dear, deep place in my heart, and when I go to see this movie, I have a feeling that it’s going to be like the time my dad took me to see Cats when the touring company was coming through back in high school. And by that, I mean that I’m going to hyperventilate and cry throughout the first two songs while surrounded by old ladies.
And if I wasn’t freaking out enough after Sarah posted those stills the other day, I certainly am now that I saw this video. The footage is from the filming of the show’s finale, and it looks so beautiful. I think Hugh Jackman is going to do such a phenomenal job with this (even though my BFF, who I have lengthy discussions of this movie with, thinks he’s a little too clean-cut and handsome for the role), and Anne Hathaway … well, to be fair, I always love Anne Hathaway. I think I’m going to have a hard time finding any fault at all with this whole thing. I just love it too much already.
But wait! That was a set-up, because I already had a serious fault in mind. See, the finale of Les Mis is … let’s just say that I have never, ever been able to listen to it without crying. Ever. I cried the first time I heard it, I cried when I saw the show, I cried just now, watching this video, and I cried every single time I’ve listed to it in between all that. If you’re not familiar, then, ok, Hugh Jackman’s character, Jean Valjean, lives this whole big life (you can’t honestly expect me to tell you everything that happens. It’s a lot), and spoiler alert, he’s about to die. Then Fantine, Anne Hathaway’s character, who died a while back, comes down to escort him to heaven. Eponine, who died recently, comes down to escort him too. And then everybody comes on in, like you see in the clip, to do the “Do You Hear The People Sing?” bit. And that’s great, but listen: Fantine and Eponine are supposed to be next to Valjean when he dies, not just Fantine, and certainly not just Fantine with Valjean all alone. Valjean is supposed to hold hands with Fantine and Eponine and sing the part that reduces me to a weepy mess of tears and grief: “take my hand, and lead me to salvation. Take my love, for love is everlasting. And remember the truth that once was spoken: to love another person is to see the face of God.” This is one of the most touching moments of the entire show for me, and if it’s done with Fantine and Valjean up high on a tower, away from everyone else, with no Eponine in sight, then I’m going to be a little hurt.
In an attempt to balance out my long-winded nerdiness, let me go ahead and show you this picture of Amanda Seyfried as Cosette:
What do we think?
April 23, 2012 at 4:30 am by Emily
Remember we talked about Anne Hathaway having to drop 16 pounds in just a few weeks? No? OK, that’s because we didn’t. But she did. She was told that she had to lose 16 pounds over a three-week period in order to get the “I’m dying!” look that her role in the new Les Miserables reboot dictated. And she did! And this was the end result, but Anne Hathaway was pretty skinny to begin with, so honestly, I don’t see too much of a difference. She’s playing Fantine, a prostitute who’s dying of fatal tuberculosis. She’s supposed to look like this. She’s skinny is all. I definitely thought she’d be less busty, though, that’s for sure.
Last, I’m with Emily when she says that she’s super excited for this movie. I saw it on Broadway back in my Sophomore year of high school, and honestly, I didn’t care too much about that business at the time. And then in my Junior year, when we actually read the book, I was like, “Damn. Wish I’d paid more attention. Why would you let us see the play first anyway?” Gotta love those district administrators who work so hard to be hand-in-hand with what’s going on in the educational curriculum of high schoolers.