Last week on VH1, we covered the biggest celebrity breakups of 2014, the absolute scariest celebrities, fabulous NFL wife Jessie James Decker and more.
- What has unrecognizable Haley Joel Osment been up to since his Sixth Sense days? [VH1]
- Revisit the time when Robin Thicke tried to win Paula Patton back and other horrible celebrity breakups of 2014. [VH1]
- Actor Mel Gibson and supermodel Naomi Campbell are just a few celebrities that are truly scary. [VH1]
- Do celebrities leak their own nudes? We investigated this for you. [VH1]
- Get to know gorgeous NFL wife Jessie James Decker and her picture perfect family. [VH1]
- Learn about No Good Deed actor Idris Elba‘s sexiest roles. [VH1]
Jessie James Decker is pint-sized and fabulous. We fell in love with the Southern belle on the E! series, Eric & Jessie: Game On, and have seen how the unapologetic country singer has come to have it all: a gorgeous NFL husband (New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker), a beautiful baby daughter, a successful music career, and burgeoning beauty and clothing lines. But it wasn’t always easy. VH1 recently sat down with the New York transplant — who still likes going to Cracker Barrel — and learned the story of a simple country gal who rose to fame.
Allow us to help you get a peak into Jessie’s world and see what she has to say about the ups and downs of being married to a professional athlete and letting the cameras into her everyday life.
VH1: Were you a big football fan before you started dating Eric?
I wasn’t the biggest fan because I grew up in so many different places; I never was really able to attach myself to a team, but as soon as I started dating Eric I immediately was asking every question that you could imagine. Even the most annoying, like: “What happens if all three quarterbacks get injured? Who goes in?! What do you do?”
What are the pros and cons of being married to an NFL player?
I think the pros are everything — it is so much fun to be a part of something so exciting. And I’m impressed by him every time he’s on the field. He’s such an athlete and God gave him talent and he works his butt off. The con: You never want to see your loved one get hurt. That would be so scary, right?
What’s your favorite New York City activity?
What is not my favorite thing to do here?! The food, the shopping, I mean we’ve already seen a show. Everything is incredible and I feel so blessed to be here.
I feel like people from New York City get a bad reputation, don’t you think?
I never heard about a bad reputation, [but New Yorkers] tell it like it is and I actually like that. I don’t want anything sugarcoated – tell it to my face, tell it to me straight.
How are you adjusting from previously living in Denver?
For me, it was actually an adjustment to go to Denver. Being from the South, I was like a fish out of water in Denver. I was familiar with New York because I was signed to Island Def Jam, so I came here all the time. I was excited to come back in a way even though I never lived here. The people are incredible. It just feels like everything is meant to be. We love everything about this city.
You and Eric have what seems like such a solid, grounded relationship. What’s your love advice for the average person?
I would never, ever settle. That is my biggest thing and I always say it. I’ve seen so many friends of mine who are on the verge of divorce now because they just got married like, “Well, he’ll do.” You will end up in divorce. You need to marry someone that is your soul mate, that you’re obsessed with, and never ignore that. People make fun of me all the time. They’re like, “Not everything’s gonna be perfect,” well it is in my world. And it should be. Because you deserve it.
We appreciate Tom Hardyas an actor. No really, it’s about his craft. We’re so excited to see his new movie, The Drop, a crime thriller co-starring James Gandolfini in his final role (his reviews have been ecstatic). Hardy’s range is crazy — he nails every role, whether he’s playing Queen Elizabeth’s dandy lover in BBC’s The Virgin Queen or the evil super-villain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. We appreciate his talent and all, but honestly? He’s just hot.
Tom Hardy’s hot in a tough guy, take-me-or-leave-me way that most actors aren’t anymore. He has a dangerous background (drugs, arrests, guns, disorderly conduct) and an ambiguous sexuality (when Attitude magazine asked him if he’s slept with men, he said, “Of course. I’m an actor for fuck’s sake! I’ve played with everything and everyone”). He loves dogs and his son. And he’s ripped.
To celebrate the release of The Drop, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 reasons we can’t take our eyes off of this man. You’re welcome.
[Photo: Getty Images]
Style-wise, this week did the most. Between New York Fashion Week, the Toronto Film Festival, and, like, forty-nine movie premieres — plus Nicole Richie, just being Nicole Richie, running errands with relentlessly effortless chicness — the stars had every reason to pull out their most glam ensembles. Every superstar seemed to outdo the last, whether it was Kendall Jenner (oh sorry, just Kendall) looking Serious Supermodel-perfect in turquoise chandelier earrings, or Kate Bosworth in a clingy, strapless red dress.
As per usual, we’re giving you ways to rock these covetable looks without spending A-list prices. Happy cyber-shopping!
Learn how to work it like Kendall and more supermodels by reliving all of the best moments of New York Fashion Week.
[Photos: Getty Images]
Idris Elba is one of the world’s hottest men. As we head to theaters to see his new movie, No Good Deed, we’re looking back on the sexiest parts he’s ever played.
Before he was chasing serial killers on Luther, Elba was one of the bad guys, first wowing us as Stringer Bell in HBO’s The Wire in 2002. He went on to other major film and TV roles, including 2013′s Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. Fighting for equality never looked so sexy.
So what other roles are among Elba’s most appealing?
Elba also made bad look good in 2007’s American Gangster alongside Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, and T.I. In the clip below, watch him describe how his swagger helped him blend in on set.
[Photo Credit: BBC One]
Katie Nolan is the digital correspondent on Fox Sport’s Crowd Goes Wild and she is our Yas, Girl of the week. This week Katie posted a Youtube video telling sports fans to not boycott the NFL after the incredibly poor handling of Ray Rice‘s assault scandal. Her message, instead, was that women need to fight back and get a seat at the big boy’s table in sports in order to get the respect of the NFL.
She says if women aren’t a part of the conversation in sports media and are sidelined, then the media will never push back on the NFL’s problems with domestic violence and things will never change. We stand by Katie for taking a stand for women in the sports media world and fighting against the NFL’s issues with domestic violence. It’s women like Katie who are making the steps toward a brighter, safer and better world in sports for everyone.
James Gandolfini‘s final film opens this weekend. Written by Dennis Lehane, The Drop, is a crime drama starring Tom Hardy and multiple pitbulls, and has been getting strong reviews after premiering at the Toronto Film Festival. After the actor’s sudden death in 2013 we’ve spent the past year celebrating the abundance of memorable film and television roles he left us with — many of which you can watch by simply logging into your Netflix account.
Below are eight films you can stream from the comfort of your home, office, or park bench (bearing said park has WiFi) this weekend. And why not? The weather’s probably going to be crummy anyway.
Not Fade Away (2012)
Written and directed by Sopranos creator David Chase, Gandolfini plays the conservative New Jersey father to a creatively driven son who’s discovering rock and roll during the ’60s. (This one gets extra points for its killer soundtrack.)
In The Loop (2009)
Required viewing for all Veep fans. Directed by the HBO series’ creator Armando Iannucci, it’s a political satire (and spin-off of the BBC series In the Thick of It) which Gandolfini playing the role of Lieutenant General Miller, the senior assistant to the United States Secretary of Defense.
The Mighty (1998)
A schmaltzy ’90s weepy featuring Gandolfini as a legitimate bad guy — not the Tony Soprano bad-guy-that-you-still-want-to-root-for. It stars Sharon Stone, a young Kieran Culkin, and Gena Rowlands.
She’s So Lovely (1997)
Sean Penn and John Travolta are in love with the same woman (Robin Wright). A bearded Gandolfini is her low life neighbor who can be charming, but is not to be trusted.
Crimson Tide (1995)
Denzel Washington in military garb — what could be better? OK, fine. Tony Scott‘s intense 1995 film takes place in the post-Soviet era and features many an intense stare-down that rival the most memorable scenes in A Few Good Men.
Of course, The Sopranos — for which Gandolfini won three Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Tony Soprano— is available on HBO Go in its entirety.
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Widow Jane Has Your Cocktail for the Weekend, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper Reunite in New Film + More in Today’s Last Lap
Widow Jane has a perfect cocktail to pair with your weekend cigar, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper‘s Serena finally gets a trailer, Kendall Jenner may be joining Victoria’s Secret, and more in today’s Last Lap.
- After much delay, the Serena trailer has finally debuted. [The Film Stage]
- Don’t be surprised if Kendall Jenner grows wings and walks the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this year. [Cosmopolitan]
- Nicole Kidman’s father Dr. Anthony Kidman was killed following a tragic accident. [People]
- Kelly Ripa likes her men to be packing in the pants and she’s not afraid to say it. [Naughty but Nice Rob]
- Warner Bros. will bring Gotham, Constantine, The Following, Forever, and Person of Interest to New York Comic Con. [NYCC]
- Were Sarah Palin and her crew involved in a drunken fight? [E!]
- Vogue is getting the heat from publishing an article on the big booty trend. [US Weekly]
- Start your weekend off on a relaxing note. Grab a cigar and whip up a Tobacco Jane, a cocktail including New York’s signature whiskey, Widow Jane. A combination of bite, smoothness, and subtle tobacco flavor, this cocktail will definitely do the trick in helping you take a load off. Here’s what you need:
1 oz Widow Jane Bourbon
1 oz Angostura Rum
1 oz Delaforce Ruby Port
2 dashes Tobacco Bitters
[Photo Credit: Widow Jane]
When it comes to Project Runway, there’s so much fans don’t get to see. During each season’s finale, three to four designers present collections to the judges, but what viewers don’t know is that there are additional decoy collections presented at New York Fashion Week. Over the course of 12 seasons, as the show has grown in popularity, more and more designers present collections on the runway to throw off fans and media trying to predict that season’s finalists. In the most recent seasons, at least nine or 10 designers have walked the runway. While most collections were not deserving of being in the finale, there were some standouts. We scoured the past 12 seasons of unseen clothes — season 13 presented nine collections but it’s unclear which will make it to the finale — to bring round up the best runways not seen on TV.
(Just a note of taste: these are the best of the worst. If you don’t like them just imagine how bad the other ones were. Still, there are some fan-favorites here and all collections are worth a peak.)
In order of season appearance:
Austin Scarlett, Season 1
After quickly becoming a favorite, producers were practically forced to let Austin show at New York Fashion Week during season one’s finale competition. Unfortunately the designer didn’t seem to have the same amount of time to perfect a collection as the other three finalists, but his work still surpasses many of the other contestants in later seasons.
What would Michael Kors say? She looks like Marie Antoinette rolled out of bed and had nothing on but her quilt.
Joe Faris, Season 5
Before you say, who again? Joe was the 41-year-old designer who made it to episode 10 before being sent home for a dismal transformation of a recent college grad looking for a job. Allowed to show at Fashion Week, Joe presented a collection that had an all-American, rustic Ralph Lauren appeal. It was a bit on the nose but well executed.
What would Nina Garcia say? I appreciate you delivered separates but where’s the excitement?
Hillary Taymour, the rising star behind Collina Strada, wants to make clothes that everyone can wear. After launching as a leather handbags line in 2008, the FIDM grad hit this year’s New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 with Collina Strada’s first full ready-to-wear show, and is being called “the next big thing.”
“I don’t need to make a statement, I just want to make things that are tangible and that people want to wear and that they can wear with any other thing in their closet. I want it to be like, ‘here’s a fashion piece, but it’s one you can wear with your t-shirt’. I feel like that’s how people dress right now,” Taymour told Milk Studios of her transition from accessories. Her Spring 2015 line is heavily inspired by nature, and each look is named after a national park. With a mixture of leather and prints, there’s just the right of femininity and edge to make the entire collection essential to your spring wardrobe. Check out a few selections, below.
Taymour filled us in on the essentials of her big day, both pre and post-show, while photographer Jonathan Hökklo was on hand to document any and all behind the scenes moments. Check out what goes on in the hours leading up to a big fashion show, and what kind of help Taymour’s dog Pow Wow was during the day.
To learn how to conquer New York Fashion Week like a pro, look no further than our friend Jarvis.
[Photo Credit: Jonathan Hökklo]
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