A disgusted Brad Pitt spat gum at funnyman Zack Galifianakis during an awkward interview segment for The Hangover star's Between Two Ferns spoof chat show series. The Fury star said very little as Galifianakis hurled offensive and insensitive questions at him about his relationship with new wife Angelina Jolie and his acting talents.
When the host asked, "Is it hard for you to maintain a sun tan?", Pitt responded, "Why?", prompting the comic to quip, "Because you live in your wife's shadow."
Galifianakis then asked his guest if his romance with Jolie was "like one of those classical love stories" and referenced Friends characters Ross and Rachel, who was played by Pitt's first wife Jennifer Aniston.
When the movie hunk refused to respond, the bearded host pressed a button and the Friends theme was played.
But the final straw came when Galifianakis asked, "Do you think people focus too much on your looks and don't even realise that you're just a s**ty actor?". Pitt shot the funnyman a filthy look and then forcefully spat the gum he was chewing in his face.
"You've never met a bigger wimp in your life than me... people would come in and show terrible fake IDs, but I hate confrontation so I'd be like, 'That's great! Come on in! You look good!'" Modern Family star Ty Burrell on his failed three-week stint as a club bouncer.
"It's going good with me and (Kase)'s mum. She and I always think of Kase first. It's been great, it truly has. I feel really fortunate and lucky for that... I do feel like we are friends. That's really important to me on a lot of levels. We're all in a really good spot and we're all getting all our needs met." Rodeo star Ty Murray is glad he and his estranged wife Jewel, mother to his son Kase, are still on good terms following their split in July (14).
The songwriter behind One Direction's latest hit Steal My Girl has spoken out to dismiss allegations of plagiarism.
Paramore singer Hayley Williams and her guitarist boyfriend Chad Gilbert took to Twitter.com last week (ends28Sep14) to point out similarities between the song and a track called It's Not Your Fault by his band New Found Glory. Gilbert wrote on the microblogging site, "Props to the @onedirection 'Steal My Girl' single for reworking the 'It's Not Your Fault' piano part into a top 40 single. Let me get a cut (sic)."
The song has also been compared to classic rock ballad Faithfully by Journey.
However, Julian Bunetta, who co-wrote Steal My Girl with One Direction members Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson, insists any likeness is accidental. He tells MTV, "When we sat down and played the piano lick, nobody had any references in their head about what they wanted to write or anything and then I saw all the things (comments) about that (Journey song). At the end of the day, the lyric and the melody have nothing to do with any other song that I have ever heard. Sometimes there's only so many things you can do with a piano at that tempo. There is an age-old saying that great minds think alike so, naturally, sometimes people are going to write on the same inspirational wave lengths and come up with things that are similar and it wasn't anyone's intention to do that at all... But at least we are being compared to a classic song and not a s**ty song, so that's a compliment."
Singer John Legend is expanding his TV production resume by signing an overall deal with Legendary Television. The All of Me hitmaker is currently developing a number of small screen shows, including upcoming comedy Fame Whore, and has teamed up with True Detective director Cary Fukunaga to produce an adaptation of historical biography The Black Count for the big screen.
Now Legend and his partners Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius have landed a deal to come up with projects for the TV studio through their Get Lifted company.
Jackson tells Deadline.com, "We're so excited about the opportunity to work with Legendary... (They) are some of the best in the business and we're excited about all of the possibilities that lie ahead."
"I keep them in the basement, but I think at the moment they basically reflect my self-esteem. So eventually when I feel great about myself, they'll move up to the main floor." Modern Family actor Ty Burrell on where he displays his two Emmy Awards, after winning his second trophy at the prizegiving last month (Aug14).
Singer Jewel is staying positive about her marriage split, insisting she's "heartened" by the way she and her estranged husband Ty Murray are planning their divorce. The star announced the break-up on her official website in July (14), revealing she and the retired bull riding champion had decided to divorce after six years of marriage.
She wrote, "Ty and I have always tried to live the most authentic life possible, and we wanted our separation as husband and wife to be nothing less loving than the way we came together. For some time we have been engaged in a private and difficult, but thoughtful and tender undoing of ourselves."
She added, "Our dedication to our son is unwavering and we are both committed to being the best partners in raising our son. Due to the spirit in which we have gone about this separation, we trust we can remain dear friends who hold each other in high esteem, which is so important to us as parents - as we wish only what is best for our son."
Now, two months after the post, Jewel reveals things are going well and both she and Murray are committed to doing what's best for their three-year-old son Kase.
She tells U.S. news show Access Hollywood Live, "It's (divorce) such a difficult thing... but I feel really fortunate for the position that he and I are in because we're such great friends and we're really great parents, and that's the number one thing we care about, so I really feel so blessed to be in that position."
"We really feel like this is the best thing for us; we feel it's the best thing for Kase and that everybody, hopefully, will win if we can go through this in the right way, which I feel really heartened that we are."
Former The Wire co-stars Idris Elba and Dominic West are reuniting to voice characters in the upcoming sequel to Finding Nemo. Elba and West played a drug kingpin and a homicide detective in the acclaimed U.S. crime drama 10 years ago, and now the British actors are coming back together for the family-friendly animated film, Finding Dory.
In an interview with ShortList magazine, West says he keeps in contact with most of his friends from The Wire, and let it slip that they're both in Pixar's sequel to the 2003 blockbuster.
West reveals, "I saw Idris recently. We're both in the sequel to Finding Nemo, so we were recording that. I'm in pretty regular contact with a lot of guys from The Wire - a lot of them are godparents to my kids, so I love them dearly."
Finding Dory features comedienne Ellen DeGeneres reprising her role as titular fish Dory, along with returning actors Albert Brooks and Willem Dafoe. Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton join as newcomers to the franchise.
Finding Dory is slated to hit cinemas in June, 2016.
Newlyweds Jenny Mccarthy and Donnie Wahlberg are joining forces with comedian-turned-game show host Drew Carey by offering up $10,000 (£5,882) each as a reward to help Ohio police track down a group of sick pranksters who humiliated an autistic teen and posted the footage online. The celebrities were left disgusted and appalled after hearing about the actions of a group of twisted high school students in Bay Village, Ohio, who tipped urine, faeces and spit over the head of a 14 year old after convincing him to take part in charity phenomenon the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
On Friday (05Sep14), Carey pledged to donate $10,000 as a reward to help cops find the culprits, and now McCarthy, whose son Evan is autistic, and her new husband Wahlberg have agreed to boost the fund to $30,000 (£17,647).
Model-turned-TV personality McCarthy took to her Twitter.com blog on Sunday (07Sep14) and wrote, "I'm joining Drew Carey's 10K reward to find perpetrators behind horrible ALS bucket prank. Now it's 20K!", while New Kids On The Block pop star Wahlberg followed in his wife's footsteps shortly afterwards and tweeted, "If this 'sh**ty' prank was real... Then I am joining @JennyMcCarthy and @DrewFromTV and offering another $10K to the reward! That makes $30K!"
Hit series Breaking Bad went out with a big bang on Monday night (25Aug14) after dominating the drama categories at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Bryan Cranston earned his fourth Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series trophy for his portrayal of chemistry teacher-turned-drug lord Walter White, while his co-stars Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn were named Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama Series.
Creator Vince Gilligan also triumphed at the ceremony after Breaking Bad, which wrapped its fifth and final season last year (13), beat Mad Men, True Detective, Game of Thrones, House of Cards and Downton Abbey to take home the prestigious Outstanding Drama Series title. In addition, there was a writing honour for Moira Walley-Beckett for the episode Ozymandias.
Modern Family was another multiple winner - the show continued to reign over the Outstanding Comedy Series category for the fifth year in a row, while Ty Burrell walked away as the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, the first prize of the night, and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series went to Gail Mancuso for her Las Vegas episode of the show.
BBC series Sherlock landed a trio of trophies for writer Steven Moffat and its stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, while Jim Parsons (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for The Big Bang Theory), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Veep), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) and Allison Janney (Mom) scored big, too.
Singer Sara Bareilles performed a touching rendition of Nat King Cole classic Smile for the event's traditional In Memorium segment, which included nods to Philip Seymour Hoffman, Peter O'Toole, Lauren Bacall, Paul Walker, James Garner, Maya Angelou, Bob Hoskins, Mickey Rooney, Harold Ramis, Elaine Stritch and Shirley Temple, among others, before concluding with a snap of Robin Williams and a special honour from his close friend and fellow comedian, Billy Crystal.
The main list of winners at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by comedian Seth Meyers, is as follows:
Outstanding Drama Series - Breaking Bad
Outstanding Comedy Series - Modern Family
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Allison Janney, Mom
Outstanding Miniseries - Fargo
Outstanding Television Movie - The Normal Heart
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock episode His Last Vow
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Martin Freeman for Sherlock episode His Last Vow
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven
Outstanding Variety Series - The Colbert Report
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program - The Amazing Race
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Joe Morton, Scandal
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - Moira Walley-Beckett for Breaking Bad episode Ozymandias
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - Louis C.K. for Louie episode So Did the Fat Lady
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series - Cary Joji Fukunaga, True Detective
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Gail Mancuso for Modern Family episode Las Vegas
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special - Sarah Silverman, Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special - Steven Moffat for Sherlock episode His Last Vow
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special - Glen Weiss, 67th Annual Tony Awards
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special - Colin Bucksey for Fargo episode Buridan's A**.