Britney Spears' mother is urging the pop superstar to move on from her latest break-up by dating several suitors at once.
The Toxic hitmaker ended her relationship with David Lucado, her boyfriend of 18 months, in August (14), amid allegations of his infidelity and the singer reveals her mom, Lynne, is eager for her to have a little fun while she splits her time between her concert residency in Las Vegas and her home in Los Angeles.
Spears, who ended her engagement to agent Jason Trawick in early 2013, insists she is doing "OK" following the recent love split because "everything happens for a reason". And the 32 year old admits she is starting to warm to her mom's advice. She says, "(Single life in Vegas) is mindblowing. My mom's like, 'You need to date three or four guys at one time and just have a lot of fun'. And I was like, 'We're not that old school (traditional) anymore, I guess I could try to do that!'."
Meanwhile, comedian Jimmy Fallon has given Spears a little help in finding love again by signing her up to online dating app Tinder. The singer made a surprise appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (09Sep14) and, during her visit, the TV host revealed he had created a Tinder profile for Spears, with her permission.
However, Spears pretended she wasn't exactly excited to be featured on the app, sarcastically commenting, "Oh yeah, I'm thrilled!"
She then joined Fallon to take part in a funny sketch titled the Pros and Cons of Dating Britney Spears, revealing she loves nothing better than snuggling in bed and watching TV.
Monday night (yes, Monday) was the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on NBC and millions tuned in. Late Night host Seth Meyers gracefully took on the task of hosting. While the show might have been way too long, we found quite a few enjoyable moments that made us laugh, smile, and cry.
Seth Meyer’s Opening Monologue
Hosting any awards show is tough, but Seth held his own. He didn’t need a musical number, or heavy gag-jokes, to win over the audience. Seth was his usual charming self, with great delivery when it came to a friendly jab, or two.
Beyonce Showed Up
Oh you didn’t know, Queen Bey graced our screens last night? Amy Poehler AKA Beyonce, is half the reason we even tune into these awards shows. She’s either hosting, presenting, or just being fabulous, and that’s alright by us.
Jimmy Kimmel’s Matthew McConaughey Jokes
“Matthew McConaughey doesn't even own a television. I happen to know for a fact that he traded his television for a conch shell full of weed.”
The "Billy On The Street" Skit Was Surprisingly Good
"He's the host of the #Emmys this year!" "Um, Seth Macfarlane?" Haha.
— Yes/No Films (@yesnofilms) August 26, 2014
Usually, we're not too crazy about Billy On The Street, but his pre-taped skit with the Emmys' host, asking people on the street questions about the Emmys, was pretty hysterical.
Bryan Cranston’s Mustache
The guest of honor.
This Epic Makeout Sesh
Louis C.K.’s Simple, But Sweet Acceptance Speech
Nothing long-winded, just straight to the point, yet sweet. He also made sure to point out that Sarah Baker was the star and reason he won.
Retta Live-Tweeting The Whole Night
What is happening right now?? #Emmys pic.twitter.com/s9MsTYMOrj
— Retta (@unfoRETTAble) August 26, 2014
Poehlsy!!!! #JustLikeBey #Emmys
— Retta (@unfoRETTAble) August 26, 2014
I love how Jessica Lange is killing this “Ima let these fools know I’m still helluh sexy” saunter to stage. #Emmys
— Retta (@unfoRETTAble) August 26, 2014
Retta, AKA Donna on Parks and Recreation and lover of live-tweeting, captured some of the most interesting moments from the night on Twitter.
When Joffery Confronted His Mother
When They Gave George R.R. Martin A Typewriter
And asked him to please write faster.
He was immediately on the case.
Ricky Gervais Just Being Ricky Gervais
"Now that is a television face. Not even really a television face. It's a Netflix face.” – Jimmy Kimmel
When Jimmy Fallon Seized The Day
Gwen Stefani messed up Stephen Colbert’s name, so Jimmy assumed that meant the Emmy was up for grabs. We’d all have done the same if we were there.
Billy Crystal’s Touching Robin William’s Memoriam
Which of these did you love the most? Tweet us your favorite moments from the night!
Singer/actress Taylor Swift channelled her feelings from a "traumatic" childhood arts and crafts session to play a nerd in a comedy sketch on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The I Knew You Were Trouble hitmaker reveals she loved making castles out of Popsicle sticks when she was a kid, but one arts and crafts session with hot glue went awry, leaving her bloodied and in pain, and she now has a scar on her right thigh as a daily reminder of the bad experience.
She drew on her arts obsession during her U.S. TV appearance on Wednesday (13Aug14), when she portrayed a geeky character named Natalie to take part in Fallon's popular skit Ew!, in which the talk show host dresses up as a teenage girl, named Sara.
Discussing the sketch, in which Swift donned fake braces and oversized reading glasses, she explained, "The whole, 'I'm Natalie, I like to create Popsicle stick castles by myself sometimes' - that's actually a story from my own childhood.
"I have this scar on my leg and it's a very prominent scar that I've had ever since I was about 10 or 11 and everybody always asks me about it... I end up telling them. And at first I would tell people it's a normal thing, when I was 10 I would sit up in my attic and make castles out of Popsicle sticks and use a super industrial-strength hot glue gun 'cause I was really serious about it.
"So one day I was really aggressively creating a slide... and I was just like, glue, glue, glue, glue, glue, glue, glue, and then suddenly I was gluing off the table and a blob of just, like, hot glue, was just there (on my thigh). Your first instinct is just to go, 'Oh, I'll pull that off', and then you pull off 17 layers of skin with it... Ew! So that's how I came up with Natalie, it was a traumatic childhood story."
And Swift admitted she had been waiting for the opportunity to bring Natalie to life for some time: "I don't know why I got so into this but I love the Ew! sketch... So I started thinking, 'What would I ever do if I ever got to do that?'"
Fallon has previously recruited show guests including Zac Effron, Channing Tatum and Seth Rogen to don drag for the segment, while Lindsay Lohan and U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama have also appeared in the skit.
Last night on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, the show's host paid tribute to one of his idols and comedic inspirations, Robin Williams. During his tribute, the host got choked up (like all of us back home). Fallon wanted to celebrate Williams's life and genius. He even snuck a spot-on impression in there. Watch the incredibly touching tribute below:
We already loved you Jimmy, but we love you so much more now.
Actor Mickey Rourke has defended his decision to wear a T-shirt bearing an image of controversial Russian President Vladimir Putin, revealing the top was a charity purchase to help raise funds for a cancer-stricken kid. The Sin City star, whose model fiancee Elena Kuletskaya is Russian, divided fans over his fashion choice on Tuesday (12Aug14), when he was spotted wearing the black and white shirt at a New York restaurant.
He insisted that donning the T-shirt wasn't his way of making a political statement, telling photographers, "Me and politics are like night and day. I never understand it, that's why I'm an artist/actor... I like Russia, but I love USA."
However, he revealed the full story behind the T-shirt hours later, when he made an appearance on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and claimed it was actually a show of support for a sick child he recently visited at a cancer hospital in St. Petersburg, for which Putin regularly stages fundraisers.
He explained, "I was walking down a street and I saw a big crowd of people and I said, 'What's going on?' and they said, 'Oh, they're selling Putin T-shirts...' I said, 'For what?' And, with all the stuff (political conflict) that's going on in the Ukraine and Russia, they (explained that) there's a little Ukrainian boy who's in this hospital in St. Petersburg, named... Zenya and he's got a spinal cord injury... He needs all these operations and Putin promoted this thing to sell T-shirts with his face on it to raise money for his operations."
Actress Mila Kunis has poked fun at politically correct dads-to-be in a new TV skit in which she urges them to stop making pregnancy a couple thing. The pregnant Ted star filed a public service announcement for future dads on U.S. late night show Jimmy Kimmel Live! in which she took aim at the host when he said, "My wife and I are pregnant."
Kunis, who was sitting in the audience for the show, scolded, "Oh, you're both having a baby? You and your wife are pregnant?" She then faced the camera and added, "Hi, I'm Mila Kunis, with a very special message for all you soon-to-be fathers... Stop saying 'We're pregnant'. You're not pregnant! Do you have to squeeze a watermelon-sized person out of your lady-hole? No."
As a group of pregnant women walked onstage carrying tubs of ice-cream, Kunis raged, "You're not pregnant. We are." Kunis' stand for pregnant mums everywhere aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night (10Jun14). The actress is expecting her first child with fiance Ashton Kutcher.
Julia Roberts' actress niece Emma Roberts has revealed she's scared about an upcoming court date over a cellphone misunderstanding. The We're The Millers star was pulled over by a traffic cop recently and accused of speaking on her mobile device as she drove through Hollywood. She protested, explaining she was actually eating a bagel behind the wheel and not breaking any laws.
But the officer refused to believe her story.
Recounting the drama during an appearance on U.S. TV show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday (06May14), Roberts said, "I was like, 'I'm eating a bagel, my phone is in my purse', and he's like, 'I've heard a lot of stories, but eating on the bagel (sic), never heard that one'. I was like, 'What are you talking about, I have cream cheese on my face! I'm eating a bagel'.
"He wrote me a ticket for talking on the phone... and then when he asked for my licence, I was like, 'Oh my God, my house flooded. I don't have my licence', and he still didn't believe me, and he then wrote me a ticket for both of these things. Now I have to go to court and I'm scared.
"The ticket was cryptic. It wasn't like, 'Pay the fine'. It was like, 'Downtown... July 2nd... 4pm'. You can't even log in (to the Los Angeles court website) and get it over with."
But Roberts has one fact in her favour: "When I got the ticket, it said, 'Talking on a black iPhone', and my iPhone is hot pink... When he was driving away, I wanted to be like, 'My iPhone is pink!'
"He told me that I should be lucky I got off so easy and was like, 'What do you do to other people...?' I was so flustered. I was in tears and it was funny because I was really telling the truth but it's like when you tell the truth to a cop, you feel like you're lying."
On Saturday Night Live, the cast member who anchors Weekend Update has always had a special role to fill on the show. Guaranteed a showcase, they are the one constant in an otherwise ever changing group of sketches.
The originator of the role, Chevy Chase, left after one season to find stardom in movies, setting an example that would be followed going forward: Weekend Update anchors moving on to bigger and better things. You may have heard of Chase's immediate successors — Jane Curtin, Dan Aykroyd, and Bill Murray — all of whom (along with Chase) continue working regularly in film and television 30-plus years later. But how about everyone else who's held the desk?
THE LOST YEARS
When first Jean Doumanian and then Dick Ebersol took over as executive producer after Lorne Michaels exited the show following the 1979 - '80 season, the segment went through a number of changes, including sometimes being called Newsbreak and Saturday Night News. The most prominent host during the early '80s was Brad Hall — known to most, now, as Julia Louis-Dreyfus' husband — who anchored from 1982 - '84. Many of the other anchors during that time — Charles Rocket, Christine Ebersole, Brian Doyle-Murray, and Mary Gross — did the segment for just a year (or less). Most members of this group have faded into the background, although Rocket, who famously dropped an F-bomb during a SNL sketch, made regular appearances on television and movies (Moonlighting, Dances with Wolves) until his death in 2005. Doyle-Murray (Bill's older brother) and Guest were established character actors before joining the show and didn't miss a beat after leaving. Doyle-Murray has been in everything from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation to ABC's The Middle, usually playing some variation of a blowhard. Guest most famously played the six-fingered Count Rugen in The Princess Bride and earned additional praise for directing ensemble comedies like Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show.
THE GOLDEN AGE
Since Michaels took back the reins of SNL in 1985, the format of Weekend Update has remained largely unchanged and the comics that have sat behind the desk have become some of the biggest names in entertainment. But, who's having the best post-SNL career? Starting with the mid '80s, we rank them from worst to best below:
Kevin Nealon (1991 - '94) and Colin Quinn (1998 - 2000)
Most non-hardcore SNL fans would have difficulty remembering anything about either Nealon's or Quinn's stint on Update, so maybe it's not surprising that they've had the least success since leaving the show (although they've still done significantly better than most of the Ebersol folk). Quinn was a stand-up comic before the show and just returned to doing more of the same when he left. He did host a show on Comedy Central for a while, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. Nealon's biggest success came playing hapless accountant Doug Wilson on Showtime's Weeds. Each is friends with fellow SNL alum Adam Sandler, so Nealon and Quinn also show up occasionally doing cameos in Sandler's films. Lately, we've seen Quinn show up on episodes of Girls as a boss and friend of Alex Karpovsky's character Ray.
Norm Macdonald (1994 - '97)
Like Quinn, Macdonald came to SNL with an established background in stand-up. He had the good fortune to be behind the desk during the O.J. Simpson arrest and trial, which provided endless fodder for the comedian… and possibly led to his dismissal after running afoul of NBC executive Don Ohlmeyer, a friend of Simpson. Macdonald had his own sitcom on ABC for three years (Norm), and keeps a steady schedule of stand-up dates. Besides doing voice-over and commercial work, he's also a frequent guest of Conan O'Brien and, like Quinn and Nealon, has a habit of showing up in movies that Sandler produces.
Seth Meyers (2006 - '14)
Meyers sat behind the Weekend Update desk longer than anyone, and is the only anchor that worked both solo and with a partner. He has only been gone a few months, so it's hard to grade him, but he's off to a rousing start as the host of NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers, maintaining his 30 Rock residence and boss Michaels. We're rooting for you, Seth.
Dennis Miller (1985 - '91)
Miller was the one responsible for returning Update back to something closer to Chase's original version. Unlike most of the others, Miller's sole role on the show was hosting the fake news segment, very rarely taking part in any of the show's sketches. Miller also might be the most controversial of the former anchors. After leaving SNL, he hosted Dennis Miller Live on HBO from 1994 - 2002, winning five Emmys. He also did a disastrous two-season stint as a commentator on ABC's Monday Night Football. After 2001, Miller's political views became increasingly conservative, leading to him to a gig at Fox News with a regular spot on Bill O'Reilly's The O'Reilly Factor. Since 2007, Miller has also hosted a syndicated radio show. Oddly, when Miller is on vacation his frequent fill-in both on radio and with O'Reilly is Macdonald.
Amy Poehler (2004 - '08)
One of the founders of the influential improv group Upright Citizens Brigade, Poehler joined with Tina Fey to form the first all-female team on Weekend Update, and the two have been joined together ever since. Poehler was such a powerful presence on the show that she managed to make an appearance on the segment by frequent target Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin come off as charming instead of forced. Since SNL, Poehler has starred in the movie Baby Mama and has done the voices for more animated characters than we can count. She also just completed her sixth season starring in NBC's Parks and Recreation. Time magazine named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2011 and, oh yeah, and she has a little awards show hosting gig that she does with Fey.
Jimmy Fallon (2000 - '04)
Fallon teamed with Fey to turn Update back into a buzz-worthy segment, with the two of them trading quips at which Fallon would frequently crack up. He tried his hand at movies after leaving the show, starring in Fever Pitch with Drew Barrymore and Taxi with Queen Latifah. It was when he returned to television, however, that he really hit his stride. Starting with taking over for O'Brien on Late Night, Fallon has steadily grown into one of the most powerful people in the entertainment industry as a late night talk show host. In February, he took over for Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, moving it back to New York from Los Angeles and earning accolades for his mix of goofy humor, music, and social media interaction.
Tina Fey (2000 - '06)
During her time on SNL, in addition to co-anchoring Update with first Fallon and then Poehler, Fey was the show's first female head writer. While still on the show, Fey wrote the hit teen comedy Mean Girls, and since leaving has starred in a group of comedies, including Baby Mama with Poehler and most recently Muppets Most Wanted. She wrote, produced, and starred in NBC's 30 Rock for seven seasons, and her book Bossypants was number one on the New York Times bestseller list for five weeks. She's won eight Emmys, most recently for her work hosting the Golden Globes with Poehler, and she was the youngest ever recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Dazzlingly smart and funny, it's hard to find many people that can match resumes with Fey.
After a fantastic season, Shameless delivers a (mostly) fantastic finale. Let's take a look:
Surprise, surprise! I thought Fiona was going to stay in prison until next season, but she gets out early due to over-crowding. Her parole officer gives her a firm talking to, and sets her up with a waitressing job with Jeffrey Dean Morgan (whoa!), as well as the nearest NA and AA support groups. Fiona returns home late to a silent house (a conceit that's quickly becoming all too familiar) – but after yet another chilly homecoming, she wakes up to the hero's welcome she always wanted. Unfortunately, the happy reunion is somewhat tempered with news of Ian's bipolar disorder. As she talks it over with Lip, we get another heart-to-heart between them: she finally admits that she is the one driving the bus that is her life, and vows to take responsibility for her actions from here on out. And with that, character growth and a light at the end of a long tunnel finally come to be. Here's to Season 5!
And guess who else is back on track? Frank... and unfortunately not in a good way. He manages to sneak out right under Sheila and Sammi's bickering noses, and appears to be off the wagon once more. He has Carl (his one remaining enabler) wheel him out over a frozen Lake Michigan, where he proceeds to cuss out God ("I'M STILL HERE, YOU F**KER!"). Sure, it makes sense for the character, but watching him take that first blissful gulp of booze was shades of heartwrenching and disappointing. Guess Frank is back to square one.
Now, after the events of last week, Mickey comes back to the Alibi Room, fully armed and ready to brawl again – and he's surprised to find, with the notable exception of his incarcerated father, nobody cares that he's gay. The Alibi regulars return his volley of, "If anyone's got anything to f**kin' say, then f**kin' say it!" with a laundry list of all of their favorite gay celebrities – Mickey's still reeling a little when Kev pours him a beer on the house and toasts to "butt buddies." But alas, it's not happily ever after for Ian and Mickey, just as we expected. First, Mickey's wife rather convincingly threatens to stab them both in the heart with screwdrivers if he doesn't take on his fair share of parenting. And then things take a serious turn for the worse when it becomes clear that Ian has finally crashed into the depressive stage of manic depression. Mickey's flummoxed, but the Gallaghers spot what's going on right away. When Fiona informs him that Ian will need medical attention, maybe even a stint in the psych ward, Mickey insists that he be the one to personally nurse Ian back to health. Which is sweet, if ill-informed – here's hoping that the two of them can weather it together.
Oh, and they just had to end the season on a cliffhanger: it turns out that Jimmy/Steve (now known as "Jack," ugh) is still alive. To which, I say, "Meh." I was never a huge fan of Justin Chatwin's, and honestly wasn't too bothered that he was gone, especially since he had such an outlandish offing. But, grumblings aside, I'm already counting down the days until Season 5.
* How come we never got closure on Debbie/Matt?
* Also, what's going on with Lip and Amanda? The music swelled romantically when they kissed at her creepy sorority event, but then he's quite shaken at the sight of Mandy (someone I never thought he seriously cared for) at the local diner. Guess we'll have to wait until next season.
* Ah, poor Carl. The first heartbreak of many.
* Speaking of heartbreak, Sheila broke mine when the council refused her petition to adopt, though I'm honestly glad we're not going down that road.
* Also: hello, Dichen Lachman!
Columbia Pictures via Everett Collection
You know Kit could never lay off the high ones. You know Stilwell Angel would do anything for a chocolate bar. You even know that there are no men in this country who haven't seen All-The-Way Mae's goods. But do you know everything about the 1992 baseball masterpiece A League of Their Own? School yourself with our eight little known facts before reliving the rise and fall of the Rockford Peaches on Netflix Instant.
1. Dottie Hinson was originally set to be played by Debra Winger. Winger and director Penny Marshall butted heads creatively (there are also reports that she pulled out when Madonna was cast), so Geena Davis was an 11th hour replacement.
2. Alice Gaspers's grotesque bruise — the one Jimmy Dugan gleefully takes a picture of — is a real injury that actress Renée Coleman sustained during filming. In fact, all the bumps and bruises that ended up in the final cut were 100 percent real. Girls? I'd say we've got ballplayers.
3. Lavonne "Pepper" Paire-Davis, the inspiration for the League's Queen of Diamonds Dottie Hinson, passed away in 2013. She left behind a legacy that includes 10 full seasons in the All-American Girls Baseball League, a memior fittingly titled Dirt in the Skirt, and a really boss nickname.
4. The home of former Chicago Tribue owner Robert McCormick served as Mr. Harvey's mansion in the film. It's now a museum, so you too can saunter around the grounds like Jimmy Dugan. Though, most likely, you won't be quite as drunk when you do.
5. Penny Marshall told Bob Costas on Costas at the Movies that she "wouldn't read any actress" until she'd proved she could play ball. Demi Moore had the skills but couldn't take the role because she was pregnant. "Bruce literally screwed her out of the part," Marshall indelicately put it.
6. A short-lived TV series based on the movie briefly saw the light of day in 1993, with nearly all the roles recast. We loved you in Christmas Vacation, Sam McMurray. But you can't fill Tom Hanks's cleats.
7. Geena Davis has a 140 IQ, meaning that when Doris asks if Dottie is "a genius or something," Davis could have confidently answered "yes."
8. Remember that crackling sexual tension between Jimmy and Dottie? The cutting room floor is home to a few deleted scenes that would have completely changed the second half of the movie, particularly shedding light on Dottie's snap decision to leave the League. Kit is grating, to be sure, but we knew she couldn't have gotten that far under Dottie's skin. What would Ms. Cuthbert have to say about this?