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
The afternoon before last, my boyfriend Derek suddenly jumped away from his computer, whooping and yelling.
“What is going on?” I asked him.
“SAMUEL L. JACKSON HAS JOINED TWITTER. AND HE’S VERIFIED,” Derek replied, visibly trembling—whether with thrill or anxiety, I have no idea. Apparently, Jimmy Fallon had just tweeted this information, it had popped up on Derek’s TweetDeck, and now Derek was having a four-alarm celebration/panic attack.
Then he noted aloud that Jackson’s first three tweets were sent from backstage at Late Night.
Well! Turns out that Samuel L. Jackson went on to make the announcement—and his “inaugural” tweet (his fourth, really)—on national television. And I have to admit, this is a very auspicious beginning:
October 13, 2011 at 5:30 am by Jenn
Zach Braff (yum) is escorted onstage at Spike TV’s 7th annual Video Game Awards. Other winners and presenters included Olivia Wilde, my girl crush Tricia Helfer, and the cast of Jersey Shore onstage with Mike Tyson (my very soul cringes at the possible dialogue).
All that and more in the gallery!
December 13, 2009 at 6:32 pm by Kelly
I love Samuel L. Jackson.
Here he is at the Capri Film Festival with his wife, LaTanya Richardson, whom he met in college and married in 1980. The two have been together ever since. Not only is he still married to the woman, but he takes her all around the world with him to his promotional events. Nearly thirty years later and he still wants her around, despite the fact that his fame and his money mean he could easily flit off to Capri by himself and bed a different supermodel each night.
I want a marriage like that.
December 30, 2008 at 9:19 am by Evil Beet
The badass motherfucker is the latest in a long line of celebrities urging California voters to VOTE NO on PROP 8.
Samuel L. Jackson recorded a radio spot earlier today to keep the issue top-of-mind with voters as the election draws closer.
VOTE NO ON PROP 8, CALIFORNIA!!!
October 27, 2008 at 2:19 pm by Evil Beet
Samuel L. Jackson can look cool doing anything.
Chilling on Melrose yesterday.
And I’d just like to take a minute to apologize to all of you who don’t live in Los Angeles right now, because it has been 80 degrees and sunny for the past, like, four days straight, and it reminds me why I pay what I do in rent to live here. Plus everyone looks sexier when it’s a beautiful day, and Mr. Jackson is no exception.
Photo courtesy of our friends over at Buzz Foto.