As we look back on the year that was, we can’t ignore the moments that made us blush. Sex has been a thing since the start of mankind (sorry Mary and Joseph), but sex in pop culture exploded in 2013. And it wasn’t just the so-called implications of Miley Cyrus twerking.
Rather than avoid “naughty” subjects you’d rather not discuss with your parents, film, television and celebrities addressed them head on. Films like Don Jon and Lovelace put pornography on the big screen, while festival darling Blue Is the Warmest Colour continues to prove that NC-17 and critical acclaim are not mutually exclusive. Sex tapes from Cheyenne Jackson and Tori Spelling were revealed, and for the most part their famous owners owned up to them–or, at least embraced the attention.
The perils of sexting played out numerous times on fictional favorite Scandal, but when it came time to make jokes–and remind ourselves to always password protect our cell phone!–politician Anthony Weiner delivered yet again. For a look at the impact sex and pornography had on pop culture this year, check out our gallery above.
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What does the new trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 reveal? Who is playing Wonder Woman in the new Batman Vs Superman film? How did the cast and crew of the Fast & Furious honor Paul Walker?
- Amanda Bynes is home for the holidays! She has officially checked out of rehab and is staying with her mother for the time being. [US Magazine]
- The new trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 debuted today and gave us our first glimpse of Spidey taking on Electro, Rhino and Dane DeHaan‘s Green Goblin. [YouTube]
- Gal Gadot has snagged the role of Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman film. Yesterday, the Israeli actress tweeted out “Wonder Women! So exciting!!! Can’t express how happy I am )))” [Guardian]
- The cast and crew of Fast & Furious posted a tribute video to Paul Walker last night. Production on the seventh film in the franchise is currently at a halt. [MTV News]
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Let’s face it, the holidays are upon us and it means one (of many) things: mandatory Christmas-themed movie watching. Whether it’s with your family, a bunch of your girlfriends, or you alone with a glass of wine (we’ve all been there), inevitably you’re going to watch some sort of holiday film. Once you resign yourself to that fact, it’s just a matter of picking out the right movie… depending on your mood!
Sure, it seems like an obvious choice to go for a classic, like White Christmas, but that film has its limits. There’s no action for the fanboys in all of us. That’s why Die Hard is a solid choice for some ass-kicking Christmas action. Or if it’s a wine-for-my-sorrows kind of night, then it’s The Family Stone for you. Just be careful not to go off into the deep end. That’s a serious buzzkill movie.
Whatever your mood leading up to Christmas, there’s something here for you. Just scroll through the gallery until you find one that fits your fancy.
LeBron James has won two NBA championships, four Most Valuable Player trophies and the hatred of most sports fans outside the state of Florida. But like like Ariel, he wants more. The Miami Heat star will star in a new movie opposite comedian Kevin Hart titled Ballers, currently scheduled to shoot in Miami next summer.
King James has dabbled in acting before (see: Entourage) and stars in those cute Samsung Galaxy commercials you don’t want anyone to know you enjoy. But like other overpaid, detested sports stars, there’s always another world to conquer. Before LeBron stars memorizing his lines or demanding obscurely flavored fruit snacks for his trailer, we advise him to take a look at those athletes who have acted before him. A bad film or television cameo may be fleeting, but an embarrassing clip posted on YouTube is forever.
Michael Jordan, Space Jam (1996)
The Chicago Bulls star decided to use his mid-career personal crisis as inspiration for a major motion picture, complete with aliens and Looney Tunes. If you can move past the ridiculous premise, Space Jam is fun (Bill Murray!) and Jordan struggling to impress his late father hits close to home. Too bad his happy and sad faces look identical.
Joe Budden and Tahiry Jose are known for steaming things up on Love & Hip Hop, so are they going to bring the heat to tonight’s all-new episode of Best Week Ever? Well, based on this exclusive preview clip above, it certainly looks like they’re bringing a bit of high art. Best Week Ever‘s very own Michael Che challenges Joe (and Nick Turner) to a creative challenge wherein the guys have to produce a portrait of the beautiful Tahiry. Whose sketch is a work of art and whose is a piece of trash? Check out the clip above and don’t forget to tune in for an all new episode of Best Week Ever tonight, Friday, December 6 at 10/9C!
Amanda Bynes is out of rehab and back home with her parents. According to In Touch, the actress was released five days ago and has been slowly returning back to a normal life.
“I am doing very well,” Amanda Bynes told the magazine on Wednesday. “I’m doing great.”
Bynes has joined an outpatient treatment center and will meet with counselors four times a week and is also planning to enroll in a few online college courses. Welcome back to reality, Amanda!
Apparently Leonardo DiCaprio can’t keep his fly up or his mouth shut. The actor was recent spotted locking lips with a brunette, who was not his current girlfriend Toni Garrn. When the girlfriend is away, the boys will play.
Meanwhile, The Wolf Of Wall Street is getting some attention thanks to the sexy scenes featuring DiCaprio crawling on all fours and getting his candle wax on. The film is still going through final edits so it’s unclear if these kinky scenes will make it into the theatrical release. But we all know that’s what the unrated DVD is for.
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A former YouTube celebrity now regrets her path to stardom, Adrian Grenier gets shirtless on the beach, and film critics weigh in on Inside Llewyn Davis.
- Scandal is scaling back the run of its current season because of star Kerry Washington‘s pregnancy. The team is planning to end the season with 18 episodes instead of 22. [Huffington Post]
- Which singer got famous from her YouTube video — and isn’t feeling her “hit?” The Gossip Table fills us in.
- It looks like at least one star is ready for the upcoming Entourage movie. Adrian Grenier was recently spotted on vacation, with a very toned and tanned body. We’ll always love Vincent Chase! [E!]
- The Coen brothers’ latest effort, Inside Llewyn Davis, hits theaters this weekend. What do the critics have to say about the folk-inspired flick? [MTV News]
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Have you been keeping up with this season of American Horror Story on FX? If not, then what’s wrong with you (and quickly press pause on the video above)?! Emmy-nominated actress, Sarah Paulson, stopped by Big Morning Buzz Live to talk about Carrie Keagan’s favorite show, AHS: Coven.
The biggest buzz about the show has been the addition of goth-rock goddess Stevie Nicks as a witch for at least two episodes on the series. Paulson, who plays the recently-blinded Cordelia Foxx, reveals that Nicks has shot her scenes on the show. In a game of “fact or fiction” Paulson tells Keagan that Nicks dons a black dress (a telling sign for some fans), her storyline has been left open-ended (leaving room for her to come back) and that she’ll be singing on the show.
With that bit of knowledge, it’s time to start guessing what song Nicks will sing. “Stand Back”? “Leather And Lace”? “Rooms On Fire”? Only time will tell.
No matter what happens, we know that Paulson and Nicks will join our list of most enchanting onscreen witches.
With holiday party season about to kick into full gear, we’re rubbing our hands together in gleeful anticipation of tons of wardrobe missteps from our favorite celebs. So far, there haven’t been too many snowflake-and-tinsel disasters, but never fear, there were some goodies on the scene this week, courtesy of a Mob Wives star, a JoBro and whoever convinced Perez Hilton to wear leggings.
It was kind of a bad week for body parts. Big Ang attended the Mob Wives party in a fluffy ostrich-like jacket, which seemed incredibly appropriate, but when she removed it, we were all treated to a view of her assets that did not require the enhancement of those horizontal stripes. Meanwhile, Perez Hilton distracted us from his weird Miley Cyrus sweatshirt with a vivid display of his anatomy. Joe Jonas is hiding his face behind a pornstache. Kim Kardashian made her bust look all lop-sided with an oddly placed cleavage slash. And then Sienna Miller made us feel sorry for her neglected, unsupported boobs in a wrinkly, ill-fitting satin gown.
While we’re on the topic of fashion fails, our friends at The Gossip Table revealed their nominees for the worst-dressed stars of 2013 today. Take a look at their choices, and then vote for your picks for this week’s worst-dressed below!
Take a moment to soak in your surroundings so you’ll remember where you were when you learned that Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan are friends again. The two were spotted partying in Miami with Kanye West, Jonathan Cheban and DJ Ruckus and even snapped a picture together after snubbing each other at Kanye’s concert back in October.
Thanks to Kardashian’s bestie, Cheban, the two are speaking again!
In other Kardashian news, Kris Jenner may have a new boy toy. The head Kardashian posted photos of her with Ben Flajnik having a date night sparking rumors that the two are more than just business partners. Bruce Jenner is definitely old news.
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