Salma Hayek loves to talk about her age in interviews because it serves as a constant reminder of how wrong one Hollywood casting agent was when he told the Mexican star she would no longer be working in her late 30s. The 48 year old has five films coming out in 2015 and she's more than happy being a Latin role model for gorgeous women in their 40s.
But she admits there is a lot of pressure on women who want to succeed in a man's world.
The Frida star tells Britain's The Guardian, "It's crazy, you have to be much better than your male colleagues, just so you can maybe try and get the same salary as them. And you still have to be a good wife, a mother.
"And now you have to be skinny, and you have to look 20 when you're 40. It's too much. We need to stop with the crazy expectations, give ourselves a break."
Country stars The Band Perry found an unlikely fan in Pharrell Williams and recruited the hitmaker to help out with their next album. The sibling trio is readying their third studio effort, and revealed that they have collaborated with a number of artists, including R&B superstar Williams.
Kimberly Perry tells U.S. radio host Cody Alan, "We’re being really crazy about the different collaborations that we're diving into. We got to hang out with Pharrell a couple weeks ago. He's like a huge country music fan, and he also really loves what we do with harmony. One thing that we worked on with him was this song where all three of us sing different interwoven vocals on the verse and on the chorus."
The Band Perry's record is expected to be released later this year (15).
Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody has landed the job of bringing Mattel doll Barbie's world to the big screen for a new movie. Barbie co-producer Walter Parkes has confirmed Cody will tackle Jenny Bicks' first draft for the film, which studio bosses hope will kickstart a new movie franchise.
He says, "Diablo's unconventionality is just what Barbie needs... We're going for a legitimately contemporary tone. We're bringing her on because she had great ideas, but even more importantly, she truly loves Barbie."
Edgy Cody also penned the scripts for Charlize Theron's Young Adult and Jennifer's Body.
One of the most-loved TV shows from our childhood, 3rd Rock From The Sun, is heading to Netflix. On March 15th, the entire series will be available to stream. It's more than just an Emmy Award-winning show starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a fetus; it's rich with valuable life lessons. Here are just a few of the lessons that have stayed with us throughout the years:
1. Life is not always as cheerful as cereal boxes would have you think.
2. Modesty is for people who are ugly and/or stupid.
3. Adolescence was a strange time for all of us.
4. Taxes are literally impossible.
5. Drinking helps with most problems.
6. Pay inequality is bullsh*t.
7. Our gun laws could probably change a little bit.
8. Breasts have powers.
9. But cleavage is even more powerful.
10. Everyone has their limitations.
11. Everyone loves watching Friends.
And they all do the claps during the theme song.
12. Be careful what you wish for.
13. Aging is the worst. The absolute worst.
14. Unicorns are sacred, man.
15. Five percent is not gratitude.
16. The most important thing we learned was how darn cute JGL is.
David Bowie has snapped up a collection of masks based on his own face to add to his personal archive of memorabilia.
The British rocker discovered London-based artist Mark Wardel's work through a dedicated team he employs to locate art inspired by his career. Bowie ordered two masks at $400 (£250) each and upon seeing the product, he bought a whole set of the fake faces.
Wardel tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "I had a call before Christmas from Bowie's agent saying the man himself was interested in buying some of my masks. I wondered how he knew I had them but I was told Bowie employs people to keep a look out for people making images or art work of him. I was told not to worry as Bowie loves the mask and wants to buy them for his archive. "I spent days making two of them and sent them off to New York and got a message back saying Bowie loved them and thought they were gorgeous. He now wants to buy the whole set. Because of Bowie's interest I have now had to take them off the market. I am now making more to send to him and I will have a re-launch of them with an exhibition."
"She loves coming to set. She goes to our medical producer's office and plays with fake organs. I went in the other day and found her holding a bone drill, drilling a fake femur bone. They have her doing advanced procedures!" Grey'S Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo's five-year-old daughter Stella wants to become an emergency room doctor when she grows up.
"Archer's a great character, so witty and charming, and it's just a beautifully animated character. I mean, you just love this guy, I have a crush on this guy... a male cartoon character. He's my man crush...! He seems like he would be a good time!" Actor Christian Slater loves the title character on spy cartoon Archer. The True Romance star joined the cast of the cult TV series as the voice of a CIA agent appropriately named Slater last year (14).
Finely crafted, well thought out, always humble…are phrases that would never be used to describe the things Kanye West says in public. Whether it’s interrupting Taylor Swift’s VMA speech, gushing over wife Kim Kardashian, or – his favorite – bragging about himself, Kanye is the wordsmith of crazy. But one thing’s for certain: When he speaks, he always gets attention. So maybe he’s a genius after all? You be the judge. Here are some of his most ridiculous quotes, taken from various interviews and appearances.
"I’m a creative genius and there’s no other way to word it.”
"When I think of competition it's like I try to create against the past. I think about Michelangelo and Picasso, you know, the pyramids."
“I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture. Period. By a long jump. I honestly feel that because Steve has passed, you know, it’s like when Biggie passed and Jay-Z was allowed to become Jay-Z.”
“There’s no way a Kim Kardashian shouldn’t have a star on the Walk of Fame.”
"Come on now! How could you be me and want to be someone else?"
“Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book’s autograph.”
“When Beyoncé was working on her album, she had pictures of Kim on the wall because Kim represents powerful women.”
Somehow we doubt this.
"All barber shops, fashion designers, architects, corner stores, Wall Street, all over the world: Y'all acting like this ain't the most beautiful woman of all time! I'm talkin', like, arguably of human existence — the top 10 of human existence."
“God chose me. He made a path for me. I am God’s vessel. But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform.”
“Like, I’m just giving up my body on the stage; I’m putting my life at risk, literally!”
"So, the voices in my head told me go, and then I just walked up, like, halfway up the stage... But I just didn’t really want to take away from Beck’s moment, or the time he’s having to talk. It was kind of a joke – like the Grammys themselves."
At least he admits he hears voices.
"I hate when I'm on a flight and I wake up with a water bottle next to me like oh great now I gotta be responsible for this water bottle."
This man has a child now...
"I don't even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in."
"I'm a pop enigma. I live and breathe every element in life. I rock a bespoke suit and I go to Harold's for fried chicken. It's all these things at once, because, as a taste maker, I find the best of everything."
"I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers. I understand culture. I am the nucleus."
What's YOUR favorite Kanye West quote? Follow us on Twitter and let us know!
As we said in our list of 2014-2015 TV To Watch, you need to watch The Flash. There is a lot more to this superhero on The CW than tight red spandex. Though, the suit is very nice. The Flash is one of our favorite new shows on TV.
1. Grant Gustin plays Barry Allen/The Flash in the most lovable way:
He plays the smart-guy well, but he never tries to compete for intelligence with his even-smarter friends. He's got this hero complex that just makes you love him, even though he sometimes doesn't have his own best interest in mind. It's a very genuine performance, you never feel like Grant is trying to hard to make it work.
2. Barry and Caitlin's friendship is proving to be one of our favorites on TV so far:
We can't tell if they're trying to turn this into something more, which yay! if they do, but we love it as it is.
3. Barry cracks the best jokes:
We don't think he even realizes how funny he is. Honestly, he could give Spider-Man or Deadpool a run for their money when it comes to snarky humor.
4. Barry and Caitlin's drunk adventures are wildly entertaining:
We really hope this becomes a "thing".
5. The Flash fights the bad guys and Cisco gives them names:
6. Arrow fans will enjoy all the crossovers:
7. Learning the Flash's backstory is fascinating:
When we first meet Barry, he's this 25-year-old guy working at a job he loves, but isn't with the girl that he loves. It's interesting to watch his focus slowly leave his love life (but not disappear, superheroes date too) as he grows. We're just waiting for the day that Superman or Batman swing by, even if it takes years to come.
8. Finding out what the hell Dr. Wells is up to is something we all need to know:
You sneaky mofo Dr. Wells! We know you're up to something and we're ready to defend Barry...on Twitter, after each episode that is.
9. You are going to be just as excited as us to hear Joe West say "I told you so!" about Wells:
He told you Barry. He even told you Cisco! No one listens to poor Joe West. You'll have your day soon.
10. The dynamics between Iris and the Flash are interesting:
When will she find out it's Barry? Will she ever find out? What happens if she finds out, but it's not Barry that tells her? So much to think about.
11. The Big Bang Theory fans will find this Easter egg absolutely glorious:
12. Spoiler Alert: We want to find out if this canon couple actually winds up together:
We're 100% #TeamSnowbarry at the moment, but we know that Barry and Iris (#WestAllen) is endgame. Kind of like on Smallville, where you spent half the show wanting Clark to get together with Chloe or Lana, but you had to remind yourself that Lois Lane was coming.
13. Caitlin and Cisco are both insanely smart, but have their moments of dumb hilarity:
We love seeing two main characters on a TV show that are as smart as Caitlin and Cisco. It's refreshing to see that you don't need to be a superhero to save lives, since there is no way Barry could do it without their help.
14. The action and effects on The Flash are awesome:
Why do you love The Flash? Tweet us your responses and make sure to tag @grantgust and @CW_TheFlash!
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"Of all the people I know, he's the most fun to hang out with, for sure. He's a funny f**ker, and he can drink. And he's got big ideas - for his band and my music as well... He's always giving me titles for songs and albums. I call him Father Bono." Noel Gallagher loves hanging out with the U2 star.