Archive for 2014

Jason Segel Talks ‘Sex Tape,’ Surprises Super-Fan Hayley Williams

July 17, 2014 7:42 am
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Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz play a married couple who make a personal video only to have it go “up to the cloud” and out to the public in the new comedy, Sex Tape.

And when the actor called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Thursday to talk about it, we also had a little something extra for him … surprising Paramore singer Hayley Williams, who has a huge crush on Jason, with a phone call!

As for his new movie, “It’s about this moment in a relationship where — I think a lot of our friends are going through it — you start out really hot for each other. Ten, 15 years into the relationship when kids, jobs and sort of life gets in the way, you realize you haven’t been intimate with each other the way you used to be.”

Jason says that making the tape in question in order to spice up their love life was a real exercise in creativity for him and Cameron, as well as the director Jake Kasdan, to come up with the random objects they included in the scene.

“The surprising hero of these scenes was the prop guy,” he jokes. “Who had come with a box of props for this scene in particular that had some of the strangest stuff in it,” like a cactus.

Luckily, Jason and Cameron have been friends for a while, so they were comfortable with the rather uncomfortable sex scene.

“We did Bad Teacher together, and we only had a week of filming together, so when we got to reunite … Cameron is so game for comedy,” he explains. “As soon as she saw I was going to go for it as hard as I could, she felt like it was kind of game of comedy chicken.”

When we patched in Hayley on the phone for her big surprise, she was naturally at a loss for words, but she did get out, “Oh my God, Hi!”

After some banter about being fans of each other — Hayley plans to see Sex Tape on her next day off — Jason asked her about being on tour with Fall Out Boy. “It’s good, we’re like a month in,” she replied. “It’s been rad. I’m loving it. We don’t get to the west coast until August, but if you’re in Irvine you can see us on the 16th.”

“I’m always in Irvine in August,” joked Jason. “This is perfect. I summer in Irvine.”

Sex Tape is in theaters on Friday!

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Madden Brothers

July 17, 2014 7:00 am
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We’ve been loving the Madden Brothers‘ summer jam, “We Are Done,” and although we feel like we’ve known Joel and Benji for years, there are still some things we weren’t aware of about them.

The twins — whose debut album, Greetings From California, will be out on September 16 — exclusively gave us five fun facts about themselves, including the tidbit that they have have spent 250 hours combined getting tattoos!

Check it out below and don’t forget to tune in to Candidly Nicole, Joel’s wife Nicole Richie‘s new show on VH1, which premieres on Thursday at 10/9c.

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Selena Gomez Gets ‘Love Yourself First’ Tattoo

July 16, 2014 4:45 pm
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Selena Gomez isn’t letting anyone stand in her way of happiness.

The 21-year-old starlet got a new tattoo from artist-to-the-stars Bang Bang McCurdy while on her trip in New York City. The new ink, which is located on her upper back, reads “Love Yourself First” in Arabic.

“She loved it; she flipped out!” Bang Bang revealed to E! Online.

The NYC inker shared a photo on Instagram of her latest visit, captioned “Little gift for my friend @selenagomez.”

“Selena already had it written out how she wanted,” he said. “The tattoo is about 4 inches, and didn’t take too long, probably about 30-45 minutes. The longest part is laying it out. We played with it a bit laying it out, until we found the perfect spot.”

Selena definitely isn’t a stranger to the tattoo scene. According to Bang Bang, the “Come and Get It” singer “has about 5-6 tattoos now,” and she definitely isn’t stopping. He also revealed that Selena talked about getting another one.

Selena isn’t the only celeb Bang Bang has worked on. The celebrity artist has also inked famous faces such as Cara Delevingne, Rita Ora, Rihanna, and Justin Bieber.

What do you think of Selena’s new tattoo?

First Photos of Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston for Lifetime’s Biopic

July 16, 2014 4:00 pm
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Although Whitney Houston’s biopic I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story isn’t set to be released until 2015, Lifetime gave fans a sneak peek of their leading lady, and she nails it!

The photo features Yaya DaCosta, who will play the late singer, in a recreation of her iconic 1987 Whitney album cover. Although she has Lee Daniel’s The Butler and The Kids Are Alright on her acting resume, her modeling background definitely came in handy.

“I just looked at the picture and did the pose!” said the former America’s Next Top Model star.

Lifetime also released a photo of DaCosta and her co-star Arlen Escarpeta, who will play Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown. Whitney’s life, specifically her relationship with Brown, will be the subject of the new biopic, said director Angela Basset in a statement.

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“I want you to fall into the world of Whitney and Bobby. And I don’t want to stop you at the gate with maybe the image of something familiar, someone you’ve seen from something else,” said Whitney’s Waiting to Exhale co-star. “I have such regard for both Whitney’s and Bobby’s amazing talents and accomplishments and I feel a responsibility in the telling of their story.”

ROUND 1: Vote for Your Favorite Cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Sing’

July 16, 2014 12:13 pm
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Round 1 of RyanSeacrest.com‘s Best Cover of Ed Sheeran‘s “Sing” has officially begun!

We found 13 of the best cover artists who put their own spin on the up-tempo track, and we need your help to crown the best rendition of the British singer’s hit single.

Watch the videos below and help your favorite cover artist win by participating in our poll. Fans are allowed to vote every 12 hours. Only the top 10 cover artists with the most votes will move on to Round 2, which kicks off next Friday, July 25!

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Gareth Bush

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Helena & Maria

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Jennifer Sun Bell

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Junior Ky

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Monique Kim

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Shaun Reynolds

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Simply Three

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Victor Grant

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Anderson Cooper Shuts Down Andy Cohen’s Mean Tweeters on ‘WWHL’

July 16, 2014 11:25 am
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Don’t mess with the Silver Fox!

On Wednesday night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live starring guests Anderson Cooper and Kelly Ripa, host Andy Cohen learned the art of responding to mean tweets. In a segment titled “Shady Coops,” the CNN anchor teaches the Bravo host how to defend himself against some of his worst social media bullies, and he definitely doesn’t hold back.

“You have to read the person’s Twitter history, because then you really get a sense and you can personalize your response,” Anderson advised.

Here’s what the journalist had to say to Andy’s biggest critics:

@LilPoundCake1: “Because Andy is a shady bitch. He’ll do anything to giggle like a school girl…that is, until the s–t hits the fan.”

“After reading the person’s Twitter history, I had two responses: One is, ‘@LilPoundCake1, I’m guessing from your bitterness you eat more than just a little pound cake.’ The only other thing I thought is that not even Bow Wow uses the moniker Lil anymore. Time to update.”

@BitterJosh: “Andy Cohen + use of daddy = vomit in my mouth?”

“What I found interesting and what I would say to @BitterJosh is that when you hinted in a tweet on April 4 of this year that your boss had disregard for morals and ethics and that he overshares, that doesn’t seem like a great idea for career advancement.”

@Hurricanesjc: “@Andy Are you really that famous that people want to waste their hard earned money on buying your book? Not me.”

“This one I wouldn’t even respond to because I really don’t respond to people who don’t have a photo of themselves or actually use their real name, because I just think they’re cowards. Frankly, their tweets were so moronic and boring and offensive and racist. The only thing I could think of was this person has more than 13,000 tweets and 54 followers. It’s not a great ratio.”

Will Adele Release New ’25′ Album, Go on Tour in 2015?

July 16, 2014 11:16 am
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“Rumor Has It” that 2015 is going to be a big year for Adele.

Although the “Skyfall” singer dropped a huge hint on her fans in May when she tweeted, “Bye bye 25… See you again later in the year x,” it seems that it could be the real deal.

Late on Tuesday, the Twitter account for the World Music Awards revealed that Adele had confirmed the news.

But no sooner could fans get excited about the good news, Martin Mills, chairman of Beggars Group (the parent company to Adele’s XL Recordings), told Billboard that there is “no truth in this.”

Still, that could be an attempt to throw the scent since other reports have claimed that Adele plans to drop her third album unexpectedly a la Beyonce.

Zayn Malik Makes Instagram Public: 10 Most Surprising Personal Photos

July 16, 2014 9:52 am
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Alright, it’s happened. Let’s all just take a moment before totally freaking out and stalking back to the beginning.

Zayn Malik, one-fifth of British boy band One Direction finally changed his personal Instagram (@niazkilam) from private to public on Tuesday (he also has @ZaynMalik).

In other words, he is giving us the behind-the-scenes peek we’ve been kept out of since his first post back in August 2012.

Let’s celebrate this occasion! Here are the 10 most surprising photos you didn’t know existed until now:

1. First things first: What’s on his finger?!

2. He’s down for just “Chillin” outdoors.

3. He’s just being Miley…

4. Forget nerd day in high school, this is all we need. #needhelpwithyourhomework?

5. He can post throwbacks just like the rest of us.

6. Now we know that he likes pizza … like a lot.

7. He’s a true 90′s kid.

8. He can definitely rock the bed head look.

9. And he has a cat named Tiger. Who would have thought someone could beat Taylor Swift at cute cat selfies???

10. Oh, and lastly … you’re welcome.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

July 16, 2014 7:00 am
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“Weird Al” Yankovic is back with his special brand of musical spoofs!

His new (and 14th!) album, Mandatory Fun, is out now, and one song that has really gone viral is his take on Pharrell‘s “Happy,” “Tacky,” thanks to its video, which stars Jack Black, Eric Stonestreet, Margaret Cho, Aisha Tyler, and Kristen Schaal.

“I had designed the video to be shot entirely in one take – which wound up being a bit of a challenge because it begins with me singing on a 5th floor fire escape, and it ends with me on street level in completely different clothes,” Weird Al tells On Air with Ryan Seacrest. “So for every single take, as soon as the camera was off me, I had to run as fast as I could down 5 flights of stairs – while changing my clothes! – so I could be ready for my next entrance. I definitely got my exercise THAT day!”

Weird Al also provided us with five facts we didn’t know about him, and naturally, he put a comedic spin on the simple question. Check out what he told us:

1. My secret ATM code number is 2727.

2. I am not the slightest bit allergic to cilantro. Not the slightest bit.

3. Every morning I like to eat banana pudding out of bowls made from the hollowed-out skulls of my enemies.

4. My favorite prime number? 43.

5. Sometimes I make cash on the side by playing smooth jazz on the saxophone (under the name “Kenny G”).

6. I’m not very good at counting.

Mandatory Fun is available on iTunes now here!

What Made Selena Gomez Respond to Online Bullying?

July 16, 2014 6:40 am
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Selena Gomez has had enough!

After a so-called fan commented on a photo she posted on Instagram that she wished the “Slow Down” singer would get cancer, Selena put the young woman on blast.

“Honestly, I don’t speak up much because it’s simply *always* taken out of context,” she captioned the below screenshot of her reply to the fan. “But I don’t take bullying well. I have seen too much to not say anything.”

E! News’ Ken Baker called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Wednesday morning to talk about why Selena took action.

“First of all, Selena is known for being very sweet,” he explains. “She’s a very kind person. She’s very kind to her fans. She’s not one of these social media people who put out a lot of hate or opinions or anything controversial. For her to do this, really got a lot of people’s attention.”

The fan’s mean message obviously touched a nerve with Selena and her response also encouraged her true fans to take her side.

“Her fans got so upset with this girl who posted that, the girl had to delete her account and completely go MIA on social media because of it,” Ken adds.

He also suggests that because Selena responded to the fan that perhaps others may also write mean things online in the hopes of also getting her attention. What do you think?