We've never really loved any fictional character the same way we love Seth Cohen. He was one of our first fictional loves; he introduced us to Death Cab For Cutie, taught us what it meant to be ourselves in all of our unbearable awkwardness, and even created a new holiday for us to picture spending with our imaginary children. Here are a few more reasons why we'll forever love Seth Cohen:
1. He liked comic books before it was cool.
*Hand-praise emoji followed by heart-eyed emoji*
3. He's playful.
4. He's full of optimism.
5. His criteria for finding soulmates is on. point.
6. His priorities, in general, are pretty irresistible.
7. He's reasonable.
8. He's smoother than John, Jim, and Jack combined.
9. He has the best suggestions.
10. He's not afraid to show his vulnerable side.
11. And he's not afraid to cry.
12. He's super good at sneaking around.
13. He can dance better than anybody else.
14. He likes bagels (and he's adorable).
We dare you to think of a better rainy morning than bagels and that boy.
15. He embraces diversity to the point of creating indestructible mutant holidays.
16. He's self-aware. And still adorable.
17. He keeps it real.
18. He's the ultimate romantic.
R&B singer John Legend has thrown his support behind Beck after Kanye West ordered the rocker to hand his Grammy Award to snubbed pop star Beyonce.
The Stronger hitmaker hit headlines on Sunday (08Feb15) when he stormed the stage at the awards show after Beck won Album of the Year over his pal Beyonce, mirroring his infamous takeover at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009, when Taylor Swift pipped the Irreplaceable singer to a prize.
After West's stage invasion incident, Legend came to his longtime friend's defense, telling Us Weekly, "I thought it was funny, I looked at it as just a funny thing that people were going to talk about. It didn't hurt anybody. Anybody who's upset just needs to relax. It was funny." However, Legend has changed his mind after hearing West's interview outburst, in which the rapper accused Beck of being "disrespectful to inspiration" and insisted he "needs to respect artistry" by giving the trophy to Beyonce.
Legend tells Us Weekly, "I want to clarify my thoughts on Kanye's actions at the Grammys on Sunday... In my original comments to Us, I said that when Kanye walked up on stage... most of the room, including me, saw this as funny, as a way of taking the p**s out of himself for his infamous behaviour several years ago.
"When I said that was funny and people should lighten up about it, that's what I meant. I wasn't referring to Kanye's comments after the show, which I have now seen and heard. I disagree with those comments... Beck is indeed a true artist's artist. He's a multi-instrumentalist, a creative and unique singer-songwriter whose music I have bought and enjoyed over the years... (He is) a great artist deserving of recognition... We can all debate who we thought should have won. But even if you didn't vote for him, plenty of our colleagues in the music business did... I respect their decision and congratulate Beck on this outstanding accomplishment."
Superstar Beyonce wanted to take part in the Selma tribute at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (08Feb15) to honour her family's ties to the U.S. civil rights movement and all of those who have suffered a race-related loss. The Drunk In Love hitmaker approached Selma theme song artists John Legend and Common and asked if she could introduce their performance of Glory by belting out another tune from the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic, gospel track Take My Hand, Precious Lord.
She teamed up with an all-male choir for the powerful rendition, and reveals she was inspired to channel the pain of others for the show to demonstrate that black lives matter, particularly as race issues continue to dominate headlines in America following the police killings of African-Americans Michael Brown and Eric Garner last year (14).
In a black-and-white behind-the-scenes video, titled Take My Hand, Precious Lord: The Voices, Beyonce explains each choir member had overcome a form of personal struggle, saying, "I wanted to find real men that have lived, have struggled, cried, and have a life and a spirit about them. I felt like this is an opportunity to show the strength and vulnerability in black men."
Beyonce also revealed her own family's participation in the civil rights fight, adding, "My grandparents marched with Dr. King, and my father (Mathew Knowles) was part of the first generation of black men that attended an all-white school. My father has grown up with a lot of trauma from those experiences.
"I feel like now I can sing for his pain. I can sing for my grandparents' pain. I can sing for some of the families who have lost their sons."
The singer's performance also featured the choir members briefly raising their hands in the same gesture used by police protesters, which has come to be known as 'Hands Up Don't Shoot'.
R&B singer Ledisi refused to get upset when she learned Beyonce would be belting out the song she sang in the movie Selma at the Grammy Awards, because she understands you don't say no to Queen Bey. Ledisi portrays gospel icon Mahalia Jackson in the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic and her version of Take My Hand, Precious Lord was featured on the movie's soundtrack, but it was Beyonce who hit the Grammys stage with Common and John Legend on Sunday (08Feb15).
The 42 year old admits she was "a little disappointed" not to have been invited onstage, but she understands why the superstar was a more suitable choice for the globally televised prizegiving.
Ledisi tells The Associated Press, "I got over that (the disappointment) and I had to look at the positive and empower women. We have to empower each other. It's a great thing. And one day I'll be on that Grammy stage. Every artist wants to be on the Grammys stage. That's part of our career is to be there. So my time will come when it's time."
She adds, "I was able to portray an iconic gospel singer, the queen of gospel Mahalia Jackson. I sang the version she sang... and now we get to see Beyonce sing a song that's been living forever and to her generation. It's great. I'm part of a legacy of great women and the Queen of Soul (Aretha Franklin) sang it as well. So I'm a part of that."
John Legend, who performed his Oscar-nominated Selma song Glory with rapper Common at the Grammys, reveals it was actually Beyonce who asked if she could get involved and he didn't want to turn her down.
He explains to U.S. news show Entertainment Tonight, "We were actually approached by Beyonce. She wanted to do an intro to our performance and introduce us. You don't really say no to Beyonce if she asks to perform with you."
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards took place last night, and while we don't really remember very many awards being distributed, there were a ton of performances. Some were absolutely incredible, some were snooze-inducing, and others were absolutely terrifying and amazing all at once (see: Pharrell). Below are the 23 performances, ranked from worst to best:
23. Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett - "Cheek to Cheek"
A song we love. A performance we loathed. Girl was obfuckingnoxious.
22. Usher & Stevie Wonder - "If It's Magic"
Come on, Usher! Between the number of slow jams we heard tonight, the options of Stevie songs you could have sang, you decided to walk around the stage with just a harp? Thank goodness Stevie came out and played the harmonica to save the day.
21. Ariana Grande - "Just a Little Bit of Your Heart"
We have no idea what she said. Enunciate, girl.
20. Kanye West - "Only One"
We feel like we've seen this minimalist sort of mother-oriented performance from West before. We were just expecting him to push the boundaries a little more after such a long Grammy hiatus.
19. Brandy Clark & Dwight Yoakam - "Hold My Hand"
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This song was sweet. It reminded us of old Taylor Swift. It wasn't the most exciting, but it wasn't the worst either.
18. Eric Church - "Give Me Back My Hometown"
We don't know much about country music, but we were really into the banjo here. Why wasn't there more banjo at this show?
17. Katy Perry - "By the Grace of God"
We LOVED the message behind this. It was a really clear message, thanks to President Barack Obama and a survivor of domestic abuse. Message aside, the performance itself certainly didn't wow us.
16. AC/DC - "Rock or Bust" & "Highway to Hell"
We've never been a big AC/DC fan, but they sounded great! We just wonder why this was the opening of the show. And we weren't alone, Jamie Foxx's daughter seemed a bit confused, too.
15. Jessie J & Tom Jones - "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin"
This was just lovely. So simple, so nice. And those voices! Jessie J killed it.
14. Juanes - "Juntos"
In a night of mostly slow songs, the Colombian musician made our hips move before we even knew it. For that, we're so thankful.
13. John Legend & Common - "Glory"
This Golden Globe-winning, Academy-Award winning, show-closing performance was everything you'd expect from these two megastars. It wasn't the most exciting, but it was beautiful nonetheless.
12. Gwen Stefani & Adam Levine - "My Heart Is Open"
We'll watch Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine do anything. In fact, we're not even sure they sang a song, but they looked damn good.
11. Beyoncé - "Take My Hand, Precious Lord"
We were getting sleepy, and a slow gospel song certainly wasn't going to help that, but Beyoncé's voice woke us up and she slaaaayed.
10. Rihanna, Sir Paul McCartney & Kanye West - "FourFiveSeconds"
We REALLY like this song; don't get us wrong. But Kanye and RiRi jumped around in those suits (with Rihanna's just a little big on her) in front of that white screen that mysteriously just floated to the sky mid-performance for no apparent reason, and we were like, "Milli Vanilli?! What are you doing on stage with Paul McCartney?!"
9. Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, Herbie Hancock, & Questlove - "Thinking Out Loud"
To quote a friend of ours, "I wish his voice were a scented candle." Yeah. Who would argue with that?
8. Beck & Chris Martin - "Heart is a Drum"
We weirdly love Beck, and like most humans, we're really big fans of Chris Martin. Obviously this was a good time.
7. ELO & Ed Sheeran - "Evil Woman" & "Mr. Blue Sky"
Just look at how much Paul McCartney was enjoying this performance (until he realizes the camera is on him). Need we say more?
6. Miranda Lambert - "Little Red Wagon"
We're not a huge country fan, but this girl brought. it. This was one of the more fun moments.
5. Madonna - "Living For Love"
She may have exerted herself a bit, but we thoroughly appreciated the burst of energy she gave the show. Probably the most high energy performance of the night, and at times, we were even reminded of the old Madge we all know and love.
4. Sam Smith & Mary J. Blige - "Stay With Me"
Sometimes, "Grammy Moments" can be a bit forced; that was not the case here. Mary J's voice was perfectly suited for this song, and the ending where they sang to each other was picture perfect.
3. Hozier & Annie Lennox - "Take Me To Church" & "I Put A Spell On You"
We really like this Hozier song, and we have a pretty healthy obsession with Annie Lennox, but this performance brought things to a whole new level. It stole the show, in terms of the amount of talent presented. And also, Annie Lennox. At one point, she played an imaginary harmonica. Like, it wasn't even there, she just made noises and pretended it was. Bow down.
2. Pharrell - "Happy"
We didn't think any performance could get better than this (or any performer could be higher...on this list); this was the weirdest thing we've ever experienced. We couldn't stop laughing. It certainly made us "happy."
1. Sia (feat. Maddie Ziegler & Kristen Wiig) - "Chandelier"
We're still mesmerized by this song and its video. Adding the incredible Kristen Wiig was the perfect twist to make us love it even more.
Ed Sheeran will team up with Electric Light Orchestra leader Jeff Lynne for a hits medley at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (08Feb15). The get together will be one of many collaborations set to hit the stage at music's big night.
Chris Martin will join Beck and Sam Smith will perform with his collaborator Mary J. Blige.
The pairings will join previously announced live collaborations between Tom Jones and Jessie J, Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine, Hozier and Annie Lennox, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, and Kanye West, Rihanna and Paul McCartney.
Meanwhile, rapper Common has confirmed Beyonce will be joining him and John Legend for a tribute to the civil rights movement at the Grammy Awards.
The R&B diva, who is up for six awards at music's big night, will perform Take My Hand Precious Lord before joining Legend and Common for their Oscar-nominated song Glory from the soundtrack to the film Selma.
Common tells Us Weekly, "We do have an incredible introduction to our performance, a segue into our song Glory, as a tribute to Selma, being done by the great Beyonce. That's one of the greatest talents you can have."
Actress Eva Mendes fought back tears as she paid tribute to her cancer-stricken brother during a charity event in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (28Jan15).
The Crash star was one of the many celebrities on hand for the Hollywood Stands Up to Cancer event, which raises money for cancer research, and she took the stage to remind the audience why funding for the charity is so crucial, growing emotional as she spoke about her own personal experience with the life-threatening disease.
Fighting back tears, she said, "Each one of us in this room that is here tonight, we're here because someone in our family or someone close to us has been affected by this insidious disease. Tonight I'm here with my family and my brother Carlos, who I love so much.
"He had treatment today, and we weren't sure if he was going to be feeling up to it. So, I'm so happy you made it, and I love you. I love you!"
Mendes, who gave birth to her first child with Ryan Gosling last September (14), tripped on her words during the speech due to a teleprompter glitch, prompting the actress to joke, "I just had a baby... I haven't slept!".
In addition to Mendes, stars like Matthew McConaughey and Robert Downey Jr. attended the fundraiser, while John Legend and Common performed. The event raised $16 million for Stand Up To Cancer.
Actors John Stamos and Bob Saget reunited with their Full House castmates on Saturday night (24Jan15) to celebrate the sitcom creator's 60th birthday.
Stamos and Saget, along with co-stars Lori Loughlin, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber, were on hand for Full House creator and executive producer Jeff Franklin's party in Los Angeles.
The actors took to social media throughout the night to document their happy reunion - Loughlin posted a snap of herself cozying up to former onscreen husband Stamos, while Cameron Bure shared a photo with her TV dad Saget and aunt Loughlin, alongside the caption, "It was a Full House at Jeff Franklin's birthday party. Love my 2nd family."
As a special tribute to the beloved show, the cast took to the stage to sing its theme song, Everywhere You Look. They were joined by the tune's singer, Jesse Frederick, and birthday boy Franklin, who co-wrote the classic track in 1987. Full House ended its eight-season run in 1995.
It was a Full House at Jeff Franklin's birthday party last night. Love my 2nd family. @loriloughlin @bobsaget
A photo posted by Candace Cameron Bure
David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey were among the stars who turned out for a special screening of their movie Selma at the White House. The British actor, who plays Martin Luther King, Jr. in the civil rights drama, met U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama during the event on Friday (16Jan15) at their official residence in Washington, D.C.
He attended with his wife, Jessica, and their kids as well as his father Stephen, and New York Post gossip column Page Six reports that Obama was full of praise for Oyelowo's young son, saying, "As handsome as David is, I am sure we'll see a lot more from his son, who is even more handsome."
Selma star/producer Winfrey was also on hand for the screening along with director Ava DuVernay and rapper Common, who collaborated with John Legend on the film's Oscar-nominated song Glory.
Rocker John Mayer has treated himself to a luxury, top-of-the-range motor home as he prepares to embark on a new tour in 2015. The Daughters hitmaker showed off his new Ford EarthRoamer purchase on Instagram.com on Monday (29Dec14), revealing he has been waiting to get his hands on the keys to his new recreational vehicle for the past year.
Alongside a photo of his new home-away-from-home, he writes, "I am a proud owner of this most formidable go-anywhere, live-anywhere vehicle.
"One year and many meetings in the making, she's all mine. Completely hand built in Colorado by extremely talented and innovative men and women. Who knows where I'll end up next."
Mayer, who has been single since splitting from on/off girlfriend Katy Perry earlier this year (14), isn't the only celebrity to own a luxury RV - actors Matthew McConaughey and Ian Somerhalder are both big fans of hitting the road in their mobile dream homes.