In Touch Weekly reports that Ashton Kutcher was secretly engaged to Mila Kunis. The actor, whose divorce from Demi Moore was recently finalized in November, got down on one knee over the summer.
“His whole family had come out to California for Mila’s birthday [on Aug. 14], and he did it then,” a source tells the magazine. The two had to keep it a secret until things were settled with his ex-wife.
Pretty boy George Clooney apparently likes to travel with his own hair stylist. The news comes after his artsy cover on W magazine, in which he’s sporting some pink polka dots and some fierce hair.
How does Hugh Jackman keep his marriage hot? Well the answer may surprise you.
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Beyonce paid tribute to Paul Walker during her stop her tour stop at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Beyonce dedicated “Halo” and “I Will Always Love You” to the Fast & Furious star.
Unfortunately for fans, the movie is on permanent hiatus. The movie, which was in the middle of production, is unable to move forward at this time without its star. Walker appeared in five of the films, this one would have been sixth.
Katharine McPhee has an axe to grind and it’s with her former Smash co-stars. After getting caught kissing Michael Morris, her married Smash director, the actress was in some hot water. But her real issue is with the show itself. Sources close to her tell The Gossip Table she thinks Smash ruined her career.
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Back when NBC first announced its plans to air a live telecast of The Sound of Music, starring the charming but novice actress Carrie Underwood, there was a collective gasp in our office — except from me. I’m pretty sure that before tonight, I was the only person in the known universe who had never seen the Julie Andrews movie. So, while everyone else either avoided the show entirely or spent the evening begrudgingly comparing it to their childhood favorite, I took it upon myself to watch with unbiased eyes. And then proceeded to remember why it is that I never sat through the 1965 film in the first place. In case you’re deciding whether to cue up that DVR, here’s my take on the good, the bad and the snoozy of The Sound of Music Live:
Wow, Carrie Underwood’s voice. Girl has come a long way since American Idol, when she could hit every note but never seemed to feel a single word she sang. OK, guys, I get that she’s not the one and only Julie, but she really did come across as an irrepressible girl who’s just got to sing at the top of her voice always.
The Von Trapp kids are legit adorable. You know how sometimes you can feel like an evil witch for hating child actors and their precious fakery? Peyton Ella, who plays youngest Gretl, inspires nothing but awwws. I expect we’ll be seeing a lot more of the luminous Ariane Rinehart (Liesl).
The live stunt did make everything exciting. Carrie’s foot slipped maybe a millimeter as she danced through the woods in “The Hills Are Alive,” and I got all gleeful, hoping there would be more to come. (Alas, she seemed to have gotten over any nerves after the first 10 minutes, and only one minor Nazi character stepped on someone’s lines.) There was a richness to everyone’s live singing voices that just again reminds you how jarring it is every time those Glee kids lip synch.
Also, Audra McDonald, even in that silly nun’s habit, is all glowy gorgeousness.
Have you missed us? It’s been so long, guys! It’s been two weeks since we found out who has been having the Best Week Ever! Obviously everyone had the Best Week Ever last week because we were able to feast upon pie and poultry, but who is having the Best Week Ever this week?
Unfortunately, we won’t know until an all new episode of Best Week Ever airs tomorrow night, Friday December 6, at 10/9 C. Until then, check out these exclusive behind-the-scenes clips! The Best Week Ever cast has their own ideas as to who’s having the Best Week Ever, but we want you to let us know who YOU think is having the Best Week Ever!
Looks like Michelle Buteau and Joanna Bradley want to double team British diving star Tom Daley.
While Henry Zebrowski is in awe of Will Ferrell‘s Ron Burgundy.
And Jared Logan wants to wish Tyra Banks a happy birthday–and he wants in on the supermodel’s beauty secrets!
That’s just what they think. We want to know what you think!
Who do YOU think is having the Best Week Ever?
Don’t forget to tune in for a brand new episode of Best Week Ever this Friday at 10/9 C. SET YOUR DVR!
This week on Nashville we see some diva fights, deception and some 19-year-old flip outs! Can Deacon face spending time with his real daughter? Does Rayna know the truth about her Father? Will Juliette finally lose that hat?! Get your boots on because these are the top ten moments from NASHVILLE you’ll line dance naked for!
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Nelson Mandela, a South African revolutionary turned prisoner turned international civil rights icon, passed away today at the age of 95, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday. Unjustly jailed for nearly 30 years during the height of the apartheid movement in his native country of South Africa, he stands alongside pioneer figures like Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi as someone whose positive impact on the human race’s ability to acknowledge basic human freedoms and the central concepts of equality and democracy cannot possibly be underestimated.
Mandela was born into South African royalty in 1918, albeit to a family whose royal status was on the wane as racial tensions grew. Extremely well-educated and supremely cognizant of the growing gulf between the haves and have-nots in his nation (and the racist behavior that fueled this divide), he rose to become an important revolutionary figure during the late ’40s and early ’50s. His influence was becoming so great that the government of the nation unjustly imprisoned him on trumped-up “treason” and “communism” charges multiple times during the ’50s and ’60s, which led to him being jailed as a political prisoner from 1962-1990.
During the course of that time, Mandela’s plight increasingly drew international recognition, so much so that the anti-apartheid movement began to be celebrated in pop culture circles. Artists like Stevie Wonder and Elvis Costello directly addressed Mandela in song, while other stand-up musicians like Bono, Peter Gabriel and Little Steven Van Zandt leveraged their fame to take a stand against apartheid.
After decades of growing pressure on the South African government and substantial international sanctions, Mandela was ultimately freed from prison in 1990. His worldwide popularity and sterling reputation enabled him to become President of South Africa in 1994, and spent the last 20-plus years of his life continuing the fight against segregation and for equality.
Mandela had been suffering from health issues for the better part of the last few years, and had been hospitalized since early June due to a lung infection.
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Which actress isn’t swayed by the pixie cut craze? Who did Zach Braff join for a “romantic candlelight dinner?” And what’s Benedict Cumberbatch saying about the next season of Sherlock?
- Little North West may only be a few months old, but she’s already rubbing elbows with renowned artists. The baby’s famous mom, Kim Kardashian, shared a pic of the infant with Jeff Koons while they all attend the Art Basel art show on South Beach. Not bad for an infant! [People]
- Short hair may be all the rage in Hollywood, but one actress is proving to be a holdout. The Gossip Table crew tells us who it is!
- Zach Braff tweeted about an amazing dinner he had with One Direction‘s Harry Styles, posting a pic of the two dining by candlelight. Ladies and gentlemen, a bromance is born. [BuzzFeed]
- Benedict Cumberbatch is dropping hints about the new season of Sherlock. What’s in store?[MTV News]
After sending DC purists into a frenzy this summer by casting Ben Affleck as Batman, Zach Synder‘s Man of Steel sequel just made another major announcement. Israeli actress Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman in the upcoming flick, which combines the worlds of Batman and Superman. Gadot is best known for her role as Gisele Harabo in the Fast and Furious films–most recently featured in May’s Fast & Furious 6. In addition to acting, she’s an accomplished model who was crowned Miss Israel back in 2004.
Doing his due diligence to avoid any similar Bat-lash, Synder defended his latest casting with a statement:
Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character.
Does the Israeli beauty have what it takes to don the iconic Wonder Woman outfit? Check out her looks from over the years and let us know how you feel about the casting choice in the comments below.
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After a wild year, Amanda Bynes is going home. According to TMZ, the 27-year-old actress has checked out of The Canyon rehab facility in Malibu where she’d been seeking treatment for mental illness since September.
Bynes had been receiving inpatient treatment, and doctors determined that her conditioned had stabilized thanks to medication and counseling. She plans to stay at her family’s home in the greater Los Angeles area, under the supervision of her mother, and will also receive outpatient treatment during this time. Before arriving at The Canyon, Bynes was in the psychiatric ward of UCLA Hospital after being placed on a 5150 involuntary hold following a string of erratic behavior, wigs and regrettable Twitter activity.
Here’s hoping the talented performer and former child star is getting the help she needs. Take a look at her transformation before the public eye, below.
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Who doesn’t love a juicy biopic? It’s delicious getting a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of luminaries — but only when the casting works. The actor doesn’t even have to look exactly like the icon being portrayed, as long as the performance is genius, we’re all in (hello, Ali and Mommie Dearest). But more often than not, biopic casting goes way off the rails. Lindsay Lohan and her plumped-up lips as Elizabeth Taylor? Travesty! Teenybopper-voiced Jennifer Love Hewitt as the luminous Audrey Hepburn? Unfathomable. Colin Farrell mincing about in blonde highlights as Alexander the Great? We’re giggling just thinking about it.
As we head to the theaters to see Idris Elba in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, and eagerly anticipate the biopics of Jimi Hendrix and Elton John, let’s take a look at some of the ones that didn’t hit the mark. Here’s hoping we don’t get angry letters from Leo fans, regarding his prosthetic-y J. Edgar misfire.
Don’t miss this very important poll: Who’s hotter, the real-life biopic subjects or the actors playing them?
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