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Taylor Lautner is single now, ladies (or gents?)

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If you’ve ever had a crush on Taylor Lautner, well… join the club, apparently. Ahem. No, what I meant to say is you’re in luck! It seems Taylor has split from girlfriend Marie Avgeropoulos and is back on the market.

E! News can exclusively confirm that the actor and longtime girlfriend Marie Avgeropoulos have split up. A source close to the couple tells us the pair broke up a couple months ago and “it was completely amicable.”

The insider, who did not reveal a specific reason behind the young duo calling it quits, adds, “Taylor is dating and having fun. Nothing serious.”

A rep for Lautner had no comment.

LOL, I bet. I wonder if this happened before or after he hit up the gay clubs in West Hollywood (and not for the first time, I would imagine).

In any case, apparently Taylor and Marie began dating in the summer of 2013, so it as a pretty lengthy relationship, in showbiz terms. I’m sure Taylor will find new love soon.

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Rosie Perez is off ‘The View’ already

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Well, that was quick! Less than four months after joining the panel at The View, Rosie Perez is out of a job and won’t be returning. Instead of letting the show die the death it should have about 10 years ago, ABC is apparently hard at work looking for another young co-host to fill her spot.

From Variety:

Perez had taken off the month of January to appear in the Broadway play “Fish in the Dark,” but it’s understood that she won’t be coming back to the Hot Topics table once she’s done. It’s unclear when ABC will announce her departure, but for now “View” producers have been trying other younger co-hosts in her seat.

A rep for “View” denied that Perez would be leaving the show. “Her status with the show has not changed,” ABC said.

Well, Variety rarely gets it wrong, but okay. To be honest, the move is the best possible blessing for Rosie, though I can imagine it has to be pretty embarrassing to get canned from The View, of all things. I mean, talk about hitting rock bottom.

Rosie’s awesome, though – she just needs a new batch of solid movie roles and she’ll be just fine.

Can’t they get rid of Whoopi Goldberg now? And like, the entire show?

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The 2015 Oscar nominations are here!

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It’s officially awards season, and the biggest and baddest of ‘em all, the Oscars (or Academy Awards, if you like to be more refined) has just announced their nominations for 87th annual ceremony to be held in Los Angeles on February 22nd. The biggest categories are listed below, but feel free to check out the entire list of nominees HERE. For reference, my preferred winners are starred, because my opinion is very important, naturally. The people/movies I think WILL win (or could, if there’s more than one) are italicized.

Best Picture
“American Sniper”
“Birdman”
“Boyhood”
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“The Imitation Game”
“Selma”**
“The Theory of Everything”
“Whiplash”

Actor in a Leading Role
Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”
Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”**

Actress in a Leading Role
Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”
Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”
Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”**
Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”

Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”**
Edward Norton, “Birdman”
Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Laura Dern, “Wild”
Emma Stone, “Birdman”
Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”**
Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”

Directing
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman”
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”**
Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher”
Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game”

Animated Feature Film
“Big Hero 6”**
“The Boxtrolls”
“How to Train Your Dragon 2”
“Song of the Sea”
“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”

Documentary Feature
“Citizenfour”
“Last Days in Vietnam”
“Virunga”
“The Salt of the Earth”
“Finding Vivian Maier”

Gotta say, there are a few shockers in there – mainly Steve Carell (well-deserved, just unexpected!) and Meryl Streep because y’all know she’s my queen, but Into the Woods was NOT Oscar-worthy. It was enjoyable and entertaining and she totally blew the musical score out of the water (I mean, she’s no Bernadette Peters) but sorry, this is a no-go for me.

What do you think of this year’s nominations?

Gwyneth Paltrow gave Howard Stern the best interview yet

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To be honest, I’m actually pretty shocked that Gwyneth Paltrow deigned to go on Howard Stern‘s Sirius XM show. I feel like he’s a bit too crude and, you know, common or whatever for her. However, she did indeed go on his show and gave a rather entertaining interview. By entertaining, of course, I mean obnoxious in a completely unsurprising way because it is Gwyneth Paltrow we’re talking about here.

Embed below, but here are some of the highlights if you can’t listen/don’t really want to:

  • Gwyneth’s best famous friend is Cameron Diaz; Jay-Z and Beyonce are her others
  • She called Beyonce after the infamous elevator fight (read: she’s nosy as shit)
  • She’s still friends with Ben Affleck, but he wasn’t ready to settle down when they dated
  • She likes Jennifer Garner because she’s “super into her kids” (condescending much?)
  • She hasn’t seen Winona Rider in years, but there’s no bad blood between them

I mean, I don’t want to spoil the whole thing for you, so we’ll just leave it there. It’s a doozy. It’s amazing how after all these years, and even after having it repeatedly pointed out to her, Gwyneth still doesn’t realise how far her head is up her own ass. It’s an incredibly display of willful ignorance, or perhaps of just not giving a shit, but lord almighty…

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Mariah Carey is set to make BANK from a Las Vegas Caesars Palace residency

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Mariah Carey is finally realising she’s at the end of her professional tether, it seems. After one too many failed attempts at singing well on live TV and in massive stadium concerts, she’s stepped down a few levels and has decided to make a major deal with Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for an ongoing residency which will put Britney Spears‘ slot at Planet Hollywood to shame.

From TMZ:

Caesars Palace got their wish … we’re told that Mariah snuck into Vegas last week to seal the deal. Need proof? We’ve got video of Carey and her entourage leaving the Palace Cheesecake Factory, escorted by security.

The superstar plans to light up the Colosseum in place of Celine Dion — who’s taking a break — the glittery one will take the reigns until she returns late this year or early 2016.

We’re told the deal is super secret but ENORMOUS. To put it in perspective Britney is raking in $475K a show … it’s unfathomable Mariah accepted less. Caesars is ready to announce concert dates any day now.

Get that money, girl! Frankly, a Vegas deal is perfect for diva singers who have little kids like Mariah does (and like Celine did at the time) – it means more stability for the little ones and some semblance of a more normal life, plus Mama can still make that paper.

Mariah will always be a classic, even if she’s not in her heyday anymore. I love her, and I totally support this move. Is it where popstars go to die? Eh, probably. But at least she’ll die rich as shit.

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Ellen DeGeneres has something to say to that Christian pastor who thinks she has a “gay agenda”

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Ellen DeGeneres is awesome. She’s loved by young and old, black and white, gay and straight. How can you not like her? She’s funny, she’s down-to-earth and she’s just a really nice person (or seems like it – I’ve never met her). Well, I suppose you might not like her if you’re conservative Christian pastor Larry Tomczak, who believes that Ellen is leading a “gay agenda” that’s trying to seduce young women into lesbianism. LOL!

Tomczak made Ellen the centerpiece of an article for the Christian Post entitled “Are You Aware of the Avalanche of Gay Programming Assaulting Your Home?” Doesn’t really roll off the tongue, does it? Well, Ellen’s not really feeling it and she confronted his ignorance during her show on Tuesday (via US Weekly):

“I don’t usually read anything about myself,” DeGeneres began in her monologue on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “But I heard there was an article written about me and I would like to address it right now. It’s a pastor who wrote an article for the Christian Post where he accuses Hollywood of having a gay agenda and said that ‘Ellen DeGeneres celebrates her lesbianism and ‘marriage’ in between appearances of guests like Taylor Swift to attract young girls.’”

“First of all, I’m not ‘married,’” she continued. “I’m married. That’s all, that’s all, I’m just married.”

“Larry, I don’t even know what it means to celebrate my lesbianism. I mean. Well, I guess I do, it’s like that!” DeGeneres added, pulling a party popper out of her pocket and popping it. “I’m gay!”

“Larry, the only way I’m trying to influence people is to be more kind and compassionate with one another,” DeGeneres said. “That is the message that I’m sending out. I don’t have an agenda. I’m not here to brainwash anyone.”

Grabbing a spinning vortex and holding it up to the camera, the funnywoman added, “But listen to the sound of my voice. Attention youth of the world: I want you to live your lives being exactly who you are. Be true to yourself. The most important thing is to be true to yourself.”

Gotta love Ellen! I swear to God, I can’t wait until 100 years from now, when kids learn about how homosexuals were persecuted and treated like absolute shit and they’re like, “What? How was that ever a thing?” I seriously feel bad for people who hate themselves so much that they have to turn it on other people. Get a grip, dudes.

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No one gives more f*cks than Kristen Stewart

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Kristen Stewart has a bit of a reputation in Hollywood. No, not THAT reputation – the other one, the one in which she apparently gives zero fucks about anything at all and his chillin’ like a villain pretty much 24-7. The only problem? That’s totally not who she is.

From Salon:

You are kind of a hero to people, in a way. A lot of people admire what they see as your give-no-fucks attitude.

I’m like, actually, no one gives a fuck like me. No one gives more of a fuck than me. It’s just ironic to me. I’m always like, really?

For you it’s not about going out and pretending to love it as opposed to actually loving doing the work.

Yes. I find myself saying things that I hear other people say where I’m like, ok, you’re lying. But I say the same thing, and I wonder if people think I’m lying when I say, oh, we were just a big family on set! I hate that stuff. People always ask if I chose the projects I’ve chosen because I’m trying to redefine myself or people’s perception of me. Uh, no. In a word, nah.

LOL, okay, girl. I’ve always really liked KStew and think she’s great. I actually like her give no fucks attitude – and I definitely think she has that side to her. Not in a bad way, but in the sense that she’s going to do or not do what she wants and if people don’t like it, oh well.

Honestly, I’ve never seen any movie she’s done since Twilight, I think – though I do have Still Alice waiting to be watched soon. I never thought she was trying to “redefine” herself and I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say that, but okay, let’s just go with it.

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