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Andy Samberg will host the Emmys this year

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As far as awards shows go, the Emmys are one of the least offensive, I would say. They don’t feel as hideously and painfully long as the Oscars and the Grammys, they’re not pretentious like the SAG Awards, not quite as stupid as the People’s Choice Awards… they’re just, eh, alright. The news announced yesterday that Andy Samberg will be hosting the 2015 ceremony didn’t do much to improve my feelings on the matter, but that is indeed what’s happening.

From People:

It is Fox’s turn this year to air the Emmys, which will air live coast-to-coast (8-11 p.m. ET/5-8 p.m. PT).

“Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers!” said Samberg, 36. “Like, in general you should buckle your seat belts in your car. In fact, even if you’re not an Emmy viewer, you should buckle your seat belt. It can be dangerous on the road. Also, if you’re not an Emmy viewer, you should strongly consider becoming one this year, because I’m hosting, and it’s gonna be a wild ride. So buckle your seat belts.”

“It’s wonderfully fitting that we have Andy Samberg, an Emmy Award winner himself, as our host for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards,” added TV Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum. “Andy has excelled in all aspects of the television universe, both from behind and in front of the camera. His humor, insights and charisma will be an exciting addition to our annual celebration of television’s best and brightest.”

I have mixed feelings on Andy – he was occasionally really brilliant on SNL, though he had the tendency to get obnoxious – it’s a very fine line for him. As for how he is on Brooklyn-Nine-Nine, I don’t watch it, so I can’t speak on that (I should watch it, though – I love Terry Crews!). Basically, what I’m saying is that I feel neutral on this whole thing. It could be worse, it could be better. In the end, it’ll be… mediocre.

Are you an Andy Samberg fan? Is he a good hosting choice?

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Britney Spears might do the 2016 Super Bowl halftime show

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We only just finished one Super Bowl, but we’re already looking ahead to the 2016 game – or more particularly, the 2016 halftime show. Who will perform? Well, there’s one rumour that’s been floating around this week, and that’s this: Britney Spears may well headline the show. Oh man.

From The Daily Mail (so, you know, giant grain of salt):

According to the ever reliable Daily Mail Britney Spears has been tipped to perform in next year’s Super Bowl Half Time show taking place in San Francisco. ‘She’s ready to do something massive,’ according to sources and ‘She’s definitely doing a part in the Super Bowl halftime show next year. The details haven’t totally been worked out yet, but it will be huge.’

Britney Spears is in the middle of a hugely successful Las Vegas residency that has allegedly been extended until 2017. She is also currently said to be recording her 9th studio album set for release this year with an upcoming duet with Iggy Azalea.

Of course this isn’t the first time Spears has graced the Super Bowl stage. Many remember her iconic presence during the 2001 halftime show with Aerosmith, Nysnc, Nelly and Mary J Blige serving as her special guests.

Huh. I mean, I suppose it can happen – with all the pomp and circumstances, it would be easy enough to cover up the fact that she can’t carry a tune to save her life (I know Katy is no Celine Dion, but she can at least find the pitch and somewhat stay on it). Of course, this is PURE speculation at this point, so we don’t need to panic.

What would you think of a Britney Spears halftime show?

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Willow and Jaden Smith do an interview, remain crazy

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Willow and Jaden Smith – I wonder what they’ve been up to? Well, luckily we don’t have to wonder too long because Hollywood’s favourite siblings (sorry, Olsen twins) have done a new interview and surprise! They’re just as weird as ever!

Below, some highlights from their recent chat with Billboard.

Willow, on cutting her hair: 

“Shaving my hair made my inner light grow and shine even more,” she says. “I really like who I’m evolving to be.”

… And on her personal style:

“High-fashion nomad,” Willow says of her style aesthetic. “I could literally climb a mountain and survive a couple nights in nature. That’s a requirement for my clothes because one day I was on the freeway and I saw a mountain, so I literally just pulled over and climbed it. If you’re an artist, the way you dress also gives people a vibe of how your music is and your personality.”

Jaden on his desire to be like Batman and Robin: 

“People have ideals and they have a certain thing that they expect because of growing up in a certain society and I’m just trying to break those ideals,” says Jaden who recently designed unconventional looks for his men’s MSfTS line. “Fabrics definitely inspire me and superhero comic book characters inspire my clothes. That’s why I like to wear long drapey things because I want to look like Batman and Robin. I want to hit the polarities of life, show people that there’s a duality; there’s two sides to everything.”

Willow on… life?

“When the sun goes down, when the song comes up. When I’m in nature. When I’m just by myself and walking around and just looking at the world happening around me, those are the moments that really inspire me,” says Willow. “Those moments where the mind is completely gone and you’re just looking at the beauty of something. When I’m crying and I’m sad about something, I’ll just sit there and be like; this is the beauty of life. When I’m happy and I’m joyful about something with my friends, I sit there and am like, this is the beauty of life. When I’m hurt and I’m crying I say yes, this is the beauty of life. Someone sent me down here to experience all of these things. So that’s what really inspires me with my music.”

I’ll admit, this is one of the more cogent interviews these two have done, but Christ almighty, how much smoke has been blown up these kids’ asses to make them talk like complete morons? Is this an off-shoot of special snowflake syndrome, where kids think they’re tapped into some higher consciousness because they’re just so ~worldly~ and knowledgable?

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Rihanna’s getting her own documentary

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You’ve got to hand it to Rihanna. Despite not having done much of anything besides party and take some gorgeous photos for the past few years, she’s managed to maintain her status as one of the biggest celebrities in the world – that’s some staying power. And that status is about to be immortalized on film since RiRi is about to become the subject of her own feature-length documentary by Peter Berg.

From Deadline:

A contemporary take on the 1967 Bob Dylan rock doc Dont Look Back, the film is described as an “unfiltered look into Rihanna’s life and how she’s ascended to become a global icon.” Berg, who gave Rihanna her acting start with a role in his movie Battleship, said that he liked the idea of examining “a young artist at the top of her professional field” and that the project will be “much more a character study than a music film.”

Huh. I love me some Rihanna, so I’ll watch this. I’m not sure how I feel about it being a “character study” considering most of what RiRi seems to do is shop and get high, but shit, good for her, I guess.

Will you see it?

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PETA begs Tim Burton to change the ending to his live-action ‘Dumbo’ movie

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Hey, did you guys know that Tim Burton is working on a live-action Dumbo movie? Yes, I’m being serious. It’s happening, whether we like it or not, written by Transformers writer Ehren Kruger. Sounds like a hoot. But there’s one small problem – PETA wants him to change the movie’s ending so that Dumbo can retire at an elephant sanctuary. Uh…

From The Hollywood Reporter:

PETA on Wednesday urged the Big Eyes director to give a new ending for Dumbo where the big-eared circus performer is allowed to retire to a sanctuary.

“We’re hopeful that in your adaptation of Dumbo, the young elephant and his mother can have a truly happy ending by living out their lives at a sanctuary instead of continuing to be imprisoned and abused in the entertainment industry,” PETA senior vp Lisa Lange wrote Burton in an open letter.

Lange, in her letter, added PETA likes the original Dumbo movie and storyline “because it tells the story of the heartbreaking abuse that elephants in circuses endure.”

She adds elephants in film and TV shows, as in the circus, don’t freely perform. They instead react to a bullhook, or a sharp weapon, used to control their movements.

“They [elephants] perform because they’re afraid that they’ll be beaten if they don’t,” Lange wrote, before wishing Burton gook luck while directing Dumbo for Disney.

I think PETA needs to dream on and stop acting like every damn thing needs to be a vehicle for their beliefs. Of course I love and support animals (and I’m so happy Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is going to stop using elephants in their shows), but it’s a story. The story is what it is – it doesn’t need to be changed to fit some idealist notion.

Maybe I’m just annoyed because PETA is the worst. Eh, anyway – I doubt this will happen.

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Is Kendall Jenner the new face of Calvin Klein?

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Kendall Jenner is perhaps the smartest member of the entire Kardashian/Jenner family. She’s certainly the one with the least amount of cosmetic procedures – but that’s neither here nor there. Kendall has managed to carve out an actual modeling career for herself and is one of the most sought-after models in the business at the moment. She’s already booked a spot as the face of Estee Lauder, but now it seems she’s kicking things up yet another notch and is going to be the new face of Calvin Klein, as well.

Here’s what little we know, courtesy of Page Six:

Add Kendall Jenner to the list of people for whom nothing comes between them and their Calvins.

Sources tell us the in-demand model and junior member of the Kardashian klan has signed on to be a face, or rather body, for the underwear brand.

Jenner, who’s been walking runways for Chanel and Balmain at Paris fashion week, has been posting photos of herself wearing Calvin Klein undies on her Instagram since last year, often tagging the line to show her support.

Huh. This wouldn’t surprise me, really – I mean, look at the picture above! I’m not trying to say I’m a fashion plate by any means, by the way, but is Calvin Klein still cool? I know they got Bieber to do that ad for them, but I feel like Calvin is quintessential ’90s?

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Nick Gordon’s interview with Dr. Phil was predictably awful

nick gordon dr. phil In case you have a life and/or enough self-respect to have missed watching Nick Gordon‘s interview-cum-intervention with Dr. Phil yesterday, don’t worry – I’m here to tell you what an unsurprising trainwreck the whole thing was. Not because I watched it live either, of course, but the internet is a miraculous place where things are available roughly five seconds after they air, so here we are. Before we get to the video, here are a few… erm, highlights? Or at least a few things to note, at the very least. – Nick was drunk when he turned up for the interview. Dr. Phil was aware of this before the cameras started rolling but decided a paycheck was worth more than his dignity, so the interview went forward. At one point, Nick says, “You’re gonna ask… I’ve been drinking. I have been doing Xanax… I’ve been sober besides that.” – Nick’s mom claims that Nick has tried to kill himself by taking pills and insists that he would never have hurt Bobbi Kristina. – At one point, Nick shouts “I hate Bobby Brown!” – At another point, he begins playing a Whitney Houston song on his phone and sobbing. Yikes. Really don’t even know what to say about this giant mess. Every single person involved in this should be ashamed of themselves for various reasons… but here ya go.

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