Actress Kaley Cuoco shocked her tennis player husband Ryan Sweeting by organising a huge surprise party for his 27th birthday. The Big Bang Theory star threw a bash for the sportsman on Saturday night (12Jul14) ahead of his big day on Monday (14Jul14) and she posted a video online showing the moment the surprise was revealed.
In the clip, the couple is seen standing in front of black drapes which are suddenly pulled down to reveal Sweeting's friends and family standing behind. The tennis ace is visibly stunned, and drops to the floor.
Cuoco adds in a caption on Instagram.con, "Think we surprised him... Happy birthday baby doll."
She also shared pictures of a cake personalised with photographs of her husband, a midnight pool party after the main event and a snap of the pair kissing along with the message, "Happy birthday to my incredible husband... I can't wait to spend every single birthday with you... #lifeisweeting (sic)."
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Movie fans don’t always agree with the critics, it’s just a fact of life. However, Rotten Tomatoes has become the place to find out both the audience and critic ratings of any film so viewers can compare and make an informed decision. While critics and fans agree on a lot of films, there are many comedies that reviewers panned even though they were loved by the audience. We’ve put together a list of the 10 most surprisingly rotten comedies because, at least on these occasions, the critics are totally wrong!
Wet Hot American SummerCritics Score: 31%Audience Score: 82%The cult hit that is Wet Hot American Summer remains popular among fans to this day, possibly because its cast included some major comedians like Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Michael Ian Black, and Bradley Cooper.
Ace Ventura: Pet DetectiveCritics Score: 45%Audience Score: 57%Though Jim Carrey’s wacky humor isn’t appreciated by everyone, to some, Ace Ventura is one of the funniest movies they’ve ever seen. If nothing else, it’s certainly unique.
Tommy BoyCritics Score: 44%Audience Score: 91%The comedy starring two Saturday Night Live favorites, Chris Farley and David Spade, is a classic! It’s surprising that Tommy Boy received such a low score, and if you narrow the Rotten Tomatoes score from all critics to just the top critics, the score goes down to 18%.
Billy MadisonCritics Score: 46%Audience Score: 80%It may be debatable which of Adam Sandler’s films is his best, but many fans are sure to name Billy Madison. Even if it’s not the best Sandler comedy, it’s easily top five.
Super TroopersCritics Score: 35%Audience Score: 90%Perhaps its silly humor didn’t appeal to the critics, but it did make Super Troopers a hit among movie viewers.
Bring It OnCritics Score: 64%Audience Score: 66%Rotten Tomatoes failed us all around on this one. Bring it On is one of the funniest movies of the past two decades. “We’re awesome, we’re hot, we’re everything you’re not.” You tell ‘em, girls.
Hot RodCritics Score: 40%Audience Score: 64%As Andy Samberg’s first lead role, Hot Rod was the movie that launched his career — with the help of Saturday Night Live, of course. Cool beans!
National Lampoon’s Van WilderCritics Score: 18%Audience Score: 74%Sure, Van Wilder may be a gross-out comedy, but it also launched Ryan Reynolds’ career. And if you can sit through it without laughing, you are a stronger person than I.
The Hot ChickCritics Score: 21%Audience Score: 60%Rob Schneider adopting the airs and mannerisms of a teenaged girl, plus Rachel McAdams portraying a gross small-time crook? C’mon, it’s one of the best body-switching comedies out there.
Grandma’s BoyCritics Score: 18%Audience Score: 86%Another silly-and-gross comedy that critics weren’t amused by is Grandma’s Boy. However, its raunchy humor was such a hit among fans that the movie’s ratings have the biggest disparity of all the comedies on this list.
Mean Girls star Lacey Chabert has joined the 2014 newlyweds club after exchanging vows with her longtime boyfriend over the holidays. The actress announced the happy news in a tweet on Friday (04Jan14).
Chabert wrote, "I'm starting off 2014 as a Mrs! Over the holidays, my best friend & love of my life... we became husband & wife!"
The actress' wedding guests included another newlywed, Kaley Cuoco, who married tennis ace Ryan Sweeting on New Year's Eve (31Dec13).
Chabert's Christmas and New Year's celebrations were marred by the death of her grandfather.
In a tweet on 28 December (13), she wrote, "What a week. Happiest & saddest of times. Ups & downs of life & mysterious way in which they always seem to collide will forever puzzle me."
And she later thanked fans for their kind words as she mourned the loss of her elderly relative, adding, "Thank you all so much for the sweet, comforting messages about my grandfather's passing. Your kindness touches my heart so very much."
The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco got a taste of her upcoming wedding day during a recent taped appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in America, when the TV host dragged the actress' tennis ace fiance out onto the studio stage and suggested the pair get hitched on television. Cuoco recently revealed she is hoping to marry sportsman Ryan Sweeting as quickly as possible, insisting she cannot wait to be a wife - and DeGeneres decided to test her.
The actress became engaged to the tennis player in September (13) after three months of dating, and Ellen suggested she could be Mrs. Sweeting by the end of the show.
She offered Cuoco the services of an ordained staff member to oversee the nuptials and handed the pretty 27 year old a veil and costume jewellery. She then brought out a nervous Sweeting, who quipped, "This isn't legal, right?"
The engaged couple went through with the skit as Ellen's staff writer raced through the vows and pronounced Sweeting and Cuoco man and wife as the host handed them her own wedding rings.
The pair sealed the deal with a loving kiss.
Sweeting and Cuoco plan to wed for real early next year (14) and the actress told DeGeneres she knew her husband-to-be was the one for her on their second date.
She explained, "By day two, it was so unbelievable, I said, 'This is it.! I know it looks a little crazy to some people."
The episode airs on Thursday (07Nov13).
The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco is hoping to marry her tennis ace fiance Ryan Sweeting as quickly as possible, insisting she cannot wait to be a wife. The actress became engaged to the sports star in September (13) after three months of dating, and she has now revealed she wishes to walk down the aisle as soon as possible and has even hinted there could be a wedding early next year (14).
She tells People magazine, "We've been planning, so hopefully early next year... We don't have an exact date, but I want to marry him tomorrow so I want to go as fast as possible."
Cuoco also reveals she has become an expert in the kitchen since the engagement, adding, "(I'm) such a homemaker! I don't know what happened. I got engaged and I'm in the kitchen every night making meals. I love it!"
Newly-engaged actress Kaley Cuoco feared her summer romance with tennis star Ryan Sweeting was on the rocks after he picked a fight shortly before proposing to her. The Big Bang Theory star announced last week (26Sep13) that she was heading down the aisle with the sportsman after a whirlwind three-month relationship, but Cuoco admits his proposal didn't start off on the most romantic note.
She tells U.S. news show Entertainment Tonight, "He actually started a little fight with me and threw me off. I was like, 'Oh my God, things aren't great.'"
However, she soon realised the fall-out wasn't for real when he presented her with the diamond sparkler: "He surprised me at the end of the night... (when) he popped the ring out. It was amazing."
The actress, who dated Man of Steel hunk Henry Cavill just weeks before she was first linked to Sweeting, insists she had a good feeling about the tennis ace the moment they hit it off.
She says, "From day one I just knew immediately and it's been magic. We have all the same family friends. We grew up with the same people, we just never met. So I kind of feel that I've known him my whole life.
"I know that it seems a little crazy on paper. But it's what works for us."
Cuoco was previously engaged to speech therapist Josh Rusnik and also dated her The Big Bang Theory co-star Johnny Galecki.
The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco is set for a big day after becoming engaged to tennis ace Ryan Sweeting. A representative for the actress tells Us Weekly the news is for real and her client is thrilled.
A source tells the magazine, "It's only been three months but she knows Ryan is the one."
Sweeting reportedly proposed on Wednesday (26Sep13), just days after the couple made its red carpet debut at a pre-Emmys party in Hollywood. They also attended Sunday's (22Sep13) awards ceremony hand in hand.
Cuoco was previously engaged to speech therapist Josh Rusnik and she has also dated British actor Henry Cavill and her The Big Bang Theory co-star Johnny Galecki.
Another day, another Star Wars Episode VII casting rumor. First, there was fevered speculation over whether Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford would return to J.J. Abrams' continuation of George Lucas’ saga. Still no official confirmation there, but it seems likely. Then the rumor mill went really crazy, suggesting that Ryan Gosling is being considered (he wasn’t interested) and that so is Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (he might be). The source of much of this speculation? Online fanboy haven Latino Review, which has also suggested of late that both Ian McDiarmid will return as the Emperor and Ewan McGregor as the Force Ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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Well, now Latino Review has a new rumor: that Magic Mike’s Alex Pettyfer and Peter Pan’s Rachel Hurd-Wood have auditioned, for the parts of Luke’s son and Leia’s daughter respectively. This being Latino Review, there might be nothing to it. But both Pettyfer and Hurd-Wood do look somewhat like the characters they’d play, if they remain anything like how they are in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. These are the two roles they might be playing:
Ben (pictured above on the cover of Aaron Allston's Legacy of the Force: Fury) was Luke’s only child with his late wife Mara Jade. He’s earnest and eager but has a long way to go to be as seasoned as his father. The Expanded Universe has explored the Star Wars timeline to about 40 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and Luke became a father relatively late. This means that, in the novels, like the most recent entry, Troy Denning’s Crucible, a book that may be the end of the post-ROTJ EU as we know it, Ben’s only about 16. Assuming that Abrams is working on a film that fits into the existing canon (and, yes, the EU is canon according to Lucasfilm itself) Pettyfer would seem to be a bit old for the part — though 23-year-olds plays 16-year-olds all the time. Of course, Abrams has also shown with Star Trek Into Darkness that he doesn’t give a damn about canon, and if Disney is looking for a wholesale reboot they may not be either. Why not make Ben a twentysomething character?
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If Hurd-Wood is indeed playing Han and Leia’s only daughter — and last surviving child, period — she’s facing an age discrepancy too. She’s only 23, and Jaina’s about 33 in Crucible. It seems unlikely she’d be playing older than her own age, so they could be adjusting Jaina for the movies as well. Not to mention that she will face a big challenge: Jaina’s one of the single most compelling characters ever to come out of the Expanded Universe. She’s such a formidable warrior — not to mention Rogue Squadron pilot — that she’s been dubbed “Sword of the Jedi.” Most famously, she dueled and defeated her even more formidable brother Jacen, after he’d turned to the Dark Side, become the Sith Lord Darth Caedus, and assumed leadership over the Galactic Alliance. And she was able to do that because, while Luke trained under Yoda, Jaina not only received instruction in the Jedi arts she trained with Boba Fett as well. Basically, in any just universe, Jaina should be the star of Episode VII. And by all accounts this movie will have a female lead. If Jaina is the star, there’s another possibility who Pettyfer could be in talks to play…
Jaina’s love interest in the novels, and eventual husband, is Jagged Fel, an ace starfighter pilot who also becomes the noble leader of what’s left of the Empire. When Jaina and Jag marry, it’s symbolic closure to the Rebels versus Empire days of the Original Trilogy. Pettyfer could be playing this character, as well, though Jag seems a less likely import from the novels.
Another possibility too is that Pettyfer is playing Ben Skywalker, but Hurd-Wood is playing his love interest. In the Fate of the Jedi series, Ben sparred, and eventually fell in love, with this tattooed young Sith apprentice. She’s about his age and possesses flaming red hair like his deceased mother Mara Jade — and like Hurd-Wood. The two characters approach life from radically different points of view, which could make for built-in screwball chemistry, something the saga could sorely use. Or it could be that Hurd-Wood is playing a young Mara Jade in flashbacks! Or that she’s really set to play Hapan Queen Mother Tenel Ka Djo. Or that Pettyfer is set to play the young host body of the reincarnated Emperor. No, wait that’s gotta be Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. Discuss! Discuss! DISCUSS!
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Jay-Z has scored a second week at the top of the U.S. album charts by more than doubling the sales of his closest rival, singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles. Magna Carta... Holy Grail's second-week sales of 129,000 easily keep the rapper on top of the Billboard 200 after he debuted the album on the countdown last week (17Jul13) with 528,000 sales.
Bareilles' The Blessed Unrest enters the chart at two with 68,000 opening-week sales and the latest Kidz Bop album, Kidz Bop 24, debuts at three.
Rapper Ace Hood's new release Trials & Tribulations and Florida Georgia Line's Here's to the Good Times round out the new top five.
Meanwhile, Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines holds on to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for a seventh week, passing Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' longest run of the year so far - the duo spent six weeks at number one with Thrift Shop.
Miley Cyrus' We Can't Stop rises to two on the new chart, and Imagine Dragons' Radioactive returns to the number three spot.
Each week, Hollywood gives us something to whine about, and the week of April 22 was no different. We could make a drinking game out of this week, but that would be too dangerous. Instead, we'll stick to the usual formula: varying levels of alcoholic respite depending on how bothersome the week's issues are. Is your biggest complaint this week a flimsy one? How about a light cocktail to take the edge off? Got a real bone to pick with a celeb or entertainment entity this week? Go ahead, grab a drink that'll put hair on your chest. Here are the week's entertainment stories that are forcing us to seek a bubbly or boozy refuge. And maybe an idea or two about how you should wash them down.
Gimme a Piña Colada, I Want to Pretend It's Summer AlreadyJust take the edge off.
Because Jennifer Lawrence was somehow not named People's Most Beautiful Person in 2013. Gwyneth Paltrow nabbed the title in a seeming reprisal of the Bradley Cooper-Ryan Gosling debacle of 2011.
Mark Wahlberg doesn't even know how funny he is. We have proof!
Speaking of Wahlberg, you might actually like his new movie. From Michael Bay. About body builders. Beating people up. In Florida. No, seriously. You'll like it. Just read the review.
Let's Just Go Straight for the Margaritas on the RocksThis is worse than we thought. Loosen up, you need it.
Psy has another hit on his hands. So, thanks to this new song, we can expect that dancing pistachio to keep playing during episodes of American Idol. Wonderful.
Gwyneth not only stole the People's Most Beautiful title, she stole the show on the Iron Man 3 red carpet. And we all learned that the term "side-butt" comes with a extra strength dose of jealousy. (Gwynny looks good.)
Duck Dynasty is officially the biggest show in America. Sorry, Ryan Seacrest.
The Into The Woods movie might be headed into the weeds. Johnny Depp is up for a starring role, and that could be a very, very bad idea.
One Tequila, Two Tequila... But Stop Before You Get To Three Tequila, FloorGird your loins, everybody.
"The Sign" is ruined. Well, sort of. The Ace of Base member with now-dormant Nazi tendencies has since apologized.
Everyone's favorite Super Bowl Half Time performer is starting to feel a bit like a sell-out. Beyoncé's new H&M ad teases us with the promise of new music, but ultimately disappoints.
Justin Bieber's downward spiral continues... with the inevitable and very public drug bust.
And Reese Witherspoon has a little meltdown of her own. But the former America's Sweetheart made sure to apologize after the drunken incident, so we can't hold too much against her.
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