Jennifer Lawrence ran away from a signing session in New York City after fans knocked down a barricade in front of her.
The Hunger Games star stopped to greet devotees and sign autographs outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City following her appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday night (12Nov14). However, her time outside was cut short after a barrier keeping fans contained fell down, prompting Lawrence's security guards to grab the actress.
Video footage posted online shows the Oscar winner running to the safety of a car with her bodyguards by her side.
She commanded attention as a strong female voice in Obvious Child and she warmed our hearts as the voice of the cutest little shell we've ever seen (her third Marcel the Shell with Shoes On video was just released), but on Twitter Jenny Slate is quite simply the voice that’s in our heads.
Chances are if you’ve thought it, she’s tweeted it. Where normal folks might filter their scattered musings on social media, Jenny lets it all out in hilarious 140-character truth bombs. Here are 20 of her scarily relatable thoughts that will make you want to claim her as your new wacky best friend, ASAP:
1. She's brutally honest about the trials of packing a suitcase.
I have a really good way to pack my suitcase which is to be crazy, pack mostly party dresses, get super bored, then throw in dirty t-shirts.
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) October 15, 2014
2. She gets real about her yoga needs. (And the typical Brooklyn yoga crowd).
What is a nice place for Yoga in Williamsburg? I want to put my butt in the air w a lot of beautiful strangers who do internet for a living
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) October 17, 2014
3. She has some warranted confusion RE: Comic Con.
ComicCon is just a fest 4 nothing&everything at once? Like, it has tv, cars,vid games, movies&geeks but also SO DOES THE WORLD SO WHAT IS IT
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) October 12, 2014
4. She's also completely baffled by fantasy football.
What is fantasy football WHAT IS IT WHAT IS IT WHAT THE F IS IT WHHHHAAAAAT IS ITTTTT
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 27, 2014
5. She's not shy about sharing her weekend plans.
Doin that classic "Sitting on the toilet in my nightgown, making tiny poops, reading a novel on a Sunday morn" thing that makes me ME, BRO!
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) October 12, 2014
6. She acknowledges a deep and abiding attachment to her phone. (How else are you going to tweet and Instagram and do all of the things?)
I wish I had a fairy godmother to whip my phone out of my hands and yell "Disengage! Put on pants!"
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) August 29, 2014
7. And she perfectly expresses (IN ALL CAPS) the sheer panic of losing said phone. The struggle is real.
I LOST MY PHONE & CAN CONFIRM THAT I AM 100% NOT OK WITH IT AND FEEL THAT I HAVE LOST MY SPINE OR FACE OR SOMETHING ESSENTIAL LIKE THAT
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 21, 2014
8. She understands the fundamental problem with text messages.
Shout out to text messages and how they make every argument just like 100% nuclear.
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) August 27, 2014
9. She’s not afraid to recount an embarrassing story.
Ive reached pinnacle of shame: Just asked my dad"When will i be the person i know that i am"&ripped a giant fart by mistake THIS IS ALL I AM
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 14, 2014
10. She makes a pretty sound assessment of a typical airport experience.
I'm in a onesie in the airport and I have very little idea of what is going on, and yet I'm NOT a baby.
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) August 19, 2014
11. She’s not ashamed to admit she’s not perfect.
You know what would look great w the weird skin problems I have? Jet lag, constipation & just a bunch of weird other ppls issues.
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) October 3, 2014
12. She ponders the questions on everyone’s mind.
Did Michael Jackson know how to drive a car
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 17, 2014
13. She’s a sucker for the emotional powers of a Ryan Gosling romance flick.
Ppl must think there's a super weepy lil pig in my hotel room bc Im snorting&crying w such a ferocity bc of The Notebook. IM A PIG FOR LOVE
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) October 18, 2014
14. She’s no doubt a cool aunt, but she’s also ok with not having kids. (And to be fair, a DHL van does kind of look like a school bus).
Waiting to pick niece up from school bus, thought a DHL van was the bus I AM CLEARLY CHILDLESS ITS FINE
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 12, 2014
15. She gets easily distracted while eating chips.
Just said HUH?!? Really loudly bc I was eating chips& they were loud in my head&thought somebody said something but nobody was talking to me
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) August 7, 2014
16. She’s not on board with certain technological advancements.
Congrats, dorks! U made yet another computer watch thingy that I don't even care about *FARRRRRT NOISE* AND YES THIS IS LITERALLY HOW I FEEL
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 10, 2014
17. She has bizarre stress dreams involving other celebrities.
Well, after repeated dreams that I missed my plane bc I was trying on rompers for Matt Damon&he wasn't even paying attention, I'm up early.
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 26, 2014
18. She understands the addictive qualities of reality TV.
I've just discovered a show called Love & Hip Hop Hollywood and it is BLOWING MY MINNNNND
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 27, 2014
19. She asks loaded questions.
Am I becoming weird and when will I know if I am
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) August 6, 2014
20. She realizes her mind is an intense place. If her brain is a volcano, her tweets must be the lava. We’re just thankful we get to witness the eruption!
I'd love to describe what it's like in my head but how do you speak "volcano"
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) July 30, 2014
So maybe we can’t be Jenny’s BFF in real life, but we can at least pretend we're besties on Twitter.
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As America's Next Top Model's 21st cycle unfolds, we've decided to take a look at previous seasons to see how often Tyra and her ever-changing panel of judges choose the right model. As anyone who has watched the show throughout the years (and the marathons every time they're on TV) knows, the model you spend all season rooting for rarely wins, no matter how much she deserves to.
Who Won: Adrianne Curry
Should Have Won: Adrianne Curry
If only Tyra's first season were a sign of things to come. She picked it right. Adrianne had that special blend of being cool, a good model, and reality TV perfection (which is essential for a first season). She went on to become a "star" on Vh1's CelebReality, and we continued to grow up watching the ups and downs of her relationship with a Brady. That sort of contribution to our adolescence is invaluable.
Who Won: Yoanna House
Should Have Won: Mercedes Scelba-Shorte
Mercedes was perfect! She was such a great model, she had the cutest personality, and she was owning the competition while suffering with Lupus. Her final photo and her Billie Holiday photo are some of our favorite in ANTM history.
Who Won: Eva Pigford
Should Have Won: Toccara Jones, Yaya DaCosta
Eva was okay, but we loved Toccara. She left too soon, and we began to root for Eva. Looking back on this cycle now though, it's hard not to feel like Yaya is sort of like ANTM's Jennifer Hudson -- she lost, but has the best career possibly out of any of the girls.
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Who Won: Naima Mora
Should Have Won: Kahlen Rondot
This is a no brainer. Kahlen was perfect. Naima was a good model, okay, sure. But she was quiet and enigmatic. Kahlen was shy, but adorable and relatable. And, if we're being frank, a far superior model.
Who Won: Nicole Linklater
Should Have Won: Bre Scullark (or Nik Pace)
We loved Bre. We still love Bre. She will always be one of our favorites. We rooted for Nik after Bre was eliminated, but Tyra didn't seem to care and picked the annoying and whiny Nicole.
Who Won: Danielle (Dani) Evans
Should Have Won: Joanie Dodds
This makes us uncomfortable to say, because we really like both girls here. This was one of the rare instances where we would have been happy regardless of who won. For some reason, we always remember this as the cycle that Joanie won though. Clearly she left the stronger impression (although we'll never forget Dani's photo on top of the elephant, while she was sick).
Who Won: CariDee English
Should Have Won: CariDee English
We felt really bad when Melrose lost because she was consistently good. She tried so hard to be perfect. Sure, she wasn't the most likable, but she was undeniably a good model. But CariDee had the whole package. She was likable and could model. We would have been happy if one of the twins won too though (just saying...).
Who Won: Jaslene Gonzalez
Should Have Won: Renee Alway
We were rooting for Renee from the very beginning. When she came in third place, we obviously started supporting Jaslene just to prevent the bizarre Natasha from winning. Deep down though, we still feel wronged by Renee's elimination.
Who Won: Saleisha Stowers
Should Have Won: Jenah Doucette
We never liked Saleisha. She kind of looked like Rihanna if Rihanna were on Disney. We were never into it. Chantal similarly had sanitized feel to her. Jenah shined as the only normal, likable girl in the cycle. She was a great model too!
Who Won: Whitney Thompson
Should Have Won: Anya Kop
This is one that outrages us still. Whitney was unlikable and even the judges thought so for most of the season. She just happened to get farther than any other plus-sized model, so they let her win. Everybody knows that Anya ran that cycle as if she were already a professional. Her photo shoot with Nigel? Her Sprite campaign? And don't even get us started on the injustice of eliminating Tiffani Thiessen-lookalike Katarzyna. How did they pick Whitney?
Who Won: McKey Sullivan
Should Have Won: McKey Sullivan
Girl was flawless. She was tall, stunning, poised, and had a lovely personality. Honorable mention to Analeigh Tipton though for doing her thing and having a great career.
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Who Won: Teyona Anderson
Should Have Won: Allison Harvard
Allison. Our favorite contestant in the history of ANTM. This one hurts. We're not quite ready to talk about it.
Who Won: Nicole Fox
Should Have Won: Nicole Fox
We loved Nicole and we loved runner-up Laura Kirkpatrick. Tyra didn't have the chance to mess this cycle up.
Who Won: Krista White
Should Have Won: Raina Hein
Raina has been working more than anyone else from this cycle -- we've been seeing her pop up on commercials, and a working model is a successful one. Overall, we didn't really like this cycle.
Who Won: Ann Ward
Should Have Won: Kayla Ferrel
First of all, Ann's runway walk was not good. Chelsey and Jane were both good models, but there was something about Kayla that we were consistently drawn to. She somehow looked like a classic beauty, yet edgy and modern. She was fieeeeerce.
Who Won: Brittani Kline
Should Have Won: Hannah Jones
Were we the only ones who didn't hate Alexandria? We would have been happy if she won, but instead we were left with Brittani. She was a fine model, but on a personal level, we just stopped liking her after that meltdown in panel. Hannah also reminded us a lot of Analeigh from cycle 12, so we had a soft spot for her.
Who Won: Lisa D'Amato
Should Have Won: Allison Harvard
TWICE? REALLY? Allison, who broke our hearts when she was runner-up in cycle 12, admits that it sucks to be runner-up twice. She should have won. Twice. She's the best. We'll never be ready to talk about this.
Who Won: Sophie Sumner
Should Have Won: ...Annaliese Dayes? ...Laura LaFrate? Maybe Sophie?
This is one of those cycles that had three great girls at the end. At one point or another, we rooted for all of them to win. We're happy Sophie won because she was a cutie, but we loved Annaliese way more throughout the competition. She was like a Spice Girl and a model all in one.
Who Won: Laura James
Should Have Won: Leila Goldkuhl
Laura is a fantastic model -- let's just get that out of the way up front. Leila was eliminated, because Tyra rarely makes good decisions, and brought back by the fans who loved her. Clearly she was a fan-favorite and she should have won. Leila was definitely better than runner-up Kiara.
Who Won: Jourdan Miller
Should Have Won: Renee Bhagwandeen
Our friend texted within the first episode of ANTM 2.0 saying she couldn't stand the girl who was married and divorced at 18. And she never really made us like her more. On the other hand, from the moment Renee was shown in the casting episode, she had our vote. We were gung-ho from the get-go. Sure, Cory and Marvin were fantastic, but personally we're still rooting for the girls.
Will Tyra make the right choice in Cycle 21?
Veteran actor Christopher Walken has been cast to play Captain Hook in the upcoming U.S. TV special Peter Pan Live!. Executives at NBC are developing a musical version of the children's tale for TV following the success of last year's broadcast of The Sound of Music Live! starring Carrie Underwood as Maria, the role made famous by Dame Julie Andrews in the 1965 movie, and have tapped the Man on Fire star for the villainous role. He says, "I started my career in musicals and it's wonderful after all this time, at this point in my career, to be in this classic musical I watched as a child and to work with (producers) Neil Meron and Craig Zadan again after (2007 film adaptation of) Hairspray. It's a chance to put on my tap shoes again." NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt adds, "He's one of the most unique actors in our business. He might really just be a song and dance man at heart... This might be the first tap dancing Captain Hook you've ever seen." Peter Pan Live! will air in America in December (14).
Actor John Hawkes is set to make his official New York stage debut in new play Lost Lake. The Lincoln star will play the owner of a run-down lakeside property opposite The Devil Wears Prada's Tracie Thoms.
Daniel Sullivan will direct the Off-Broadway production, penned by Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn.
The show is slated to begin its run at the New York City Center this autumn (14).
Hawkes has previously only graced the stage in a special charity show as part of Broadway's 24 Hour Plays in 2006.
Actress Courteney Cox has sparked rumours she is engaged to wed Snow Patrol rocker Johnny Mcdaid after she was photographed wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring on her wedding finger.
The Friends star has been dating the musician since late last year (13) after their mutual pal Ed Sheeran introduced them, and McDaid has since moved into his girlfriend's Malibu, California mansion. Now the couple appears to be really getting serious after Cox displayed a diamond ring on her left hand on Sunday (20Apr14) as the pair made its way through Los Angeles International Airport to catch a flight to New York. However, the actress had removed the ring as she and McDaid posed for pictures outside Manhattan's Ed Sullivan Theater on Monday (21Apr14), when she was interviewed on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Cox and McDaid have yet to address the rumours, and representatives for the actress had yet to respond to requests for a comment as WENN went to press. If the couple is engaged, fans shouldn't be surprised - earlier this month (Apr14), Sheeran said, "Things are moving fast. He moved in and, judging by the last time I saw them, they couldn't be happier. They get on really well and are genuinely good friends, pardon the pun."
When asked if the couple might marry soon, he added, "I wouldn't be surprised, but it's still early days. They certainly enjoy each other's company and feel very comfortable with each other."
Cox was previously married to her Scream co-star David Arquette, the father of her nine-year-old daughter Coco. Arquette has also moved on following the couple's 2013 divorce - his entertainment reporter girlfriend, Christine McLarty, is pregnant with their first child together.
The Simpsons writers paid tribute to TV veteran David Letterman in the opening credits of the cartoon series' Sunday night (06Apr14) episode in America, just days after he announced his plans to step down as the host of The Late Show in 2015. In the touching clip, Homer Simpson and his colourful family raced to the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York to join Letterman on his show. The animated host was unimpressed when his guests ran up on stage and sat on his couch, stating, "I think we're done here," before prompting his house band to play The Simpsons theme. After a final shot of Letterman, the screen cut to black and the message "We'll miss you, Dave" appeared. The TV favourite announced he was retiring from the show during a taping of his Thursday night (03Apr14) programme.
Late-night U.S. TV legend David Letterman has announced his retirement. The Late Show host will vacate the Ed Sullivan Theater stage in New York City next year (15).
Letterman made his announcement while taping his Thursday night (03Apr14) show, according to guest musician Mike Mills. It is not known who will replace the beloved TV personality.
Letterman has hosted The Late Show for over two decades.
Responding to the news, fellow late-night host Jimmy Kimmel tweets, "David Letterman is the best there is and ever was."
For the bulk of every Rocky and Bullwinkle episode, moose and squirrel would engage in high concept escapades that satirized geopolitics, contemporary cinema, and the very fabrics of the human condition. With all of that to work with, there's no excuse for why the pair and their Soviet nemeses haven't gotten a decent movie adaptation. But the ingenious Mr. Peabody and his faithful boy Sherman are another story, intercut between Rocky and Bullwinkle segments to teach kids brief history lessons and toss in a nearly lethal dose of puns. Their stories and relationship were much simpler, which means that bringing their shtick to the big screen would entail a lot more invention — always risky when you're dealing with precious material.
For the most part, Mr. Peabody & Sherman handles the regeneration of its heroes aptly, allowing for emotionally substance in their unique father-son relationship and all the difficulties inherent therein. The story is no subtle metaphor for the difficulties surrounding gay adoption, with society decreeing that a dog, no matter how hyper-intelligent, cannot be a suitable father. The central plot has Peabody hosting a party for a disapproving child services agent and the parents of a young girl with whom 7-year-old Sherman had a schoolyard spat, all in order to prove himself a suitable dad. Of course, the WABAC comes into play when the tots take it for a spin, forcing Peabody to rush to their rescue.
Getting down to personals, we also see the left brain-heavy Peabody struggle with being father Sherman deserves. The bulk of the emotional marks are hit as we learn just how much Peabody cares for Sherman, and just how hard it has been to accept that his only family is growing up and changing.
But more successful than the new is the film's handling of the old — the material that Peabody and Sherman purists will adore. They travel back in time via the WABAC Machine to Ancient Egypt, the Renaissance, and the Trojan War, and 18th Century France, explaining the cultural backdrop and historical significance of the settings and characters they happen upon, all with that irreverent (but no longer racist) flare that the old cartoons enjoyed. And oh... the puns.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a f**king treasure trove of some of the most amazingly bad puns in recent cinema. This effort alone will leave you in awe.
The film does unravel in its final act, bringing the science-fiction of time travel a little too close to the forefront and dropping the ball on a good deal of its emotional groundwork. What seemed to be substantial building blocks do not pay off in the way we might, as scholars of animated family cinema, have anticipated, leaving the movie with an unfinished feeling.
But all in all, it's a bright, compassionate, reasonably educational, and occasionally funny if not altogether worthy tribute to an old favorite. And since we don't have our own WABAC machine to return to a time of regularly scheduled Peabody and Sherman cartoons, this will do okay for now.
If nothing else, it's worth your time for the puns.
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Filmmaker David Trueba's Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed was the big winner at Spain's Goya Awards on Sunday (09Feb14) after taking home six honours including Best Picture and Best Director. The comedy drama, about a real-life English teacher who used the music of the Beatles to motivate his students, also triumphed in the categories for Original Screenplay, Original Score, Lead Actor (Javier Camara) and Breakthrough Actress (Natalia de Molina).
Ironically, the Goya wins for Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed, which takes its title from the Fab Four's hit song Strawberry Fields Forever, occurred on the 50th anniversary of the Let It Be hitmakers' first ever U.S. TV gig on The Ed Sullivan Show.
The night wasn't all about Trueba - Alex de la Iglesia's Witching & B**ching garnered the most wins from the Spanish Film Academy bosses with eight accolades, mostly for technical achievements. Screen veteran Terele Pavez did, however, score the prize for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film.
Meanwhile, the top actress honour was awarded to Marian Alvarez for her role in Wounded, while the drama's director, Fernando Franco, earned the title for First-Time Filmmaker.
Daniel Sanchez Arevalo's comedy Family United, which headed into the ceremony with 11 nominations, only won two awards - Best Supporting Actor for Roberto Alamo and Best Original Song.