Pop superstar Lady Gaga has reached out to a pregnant teenager to offer advice after the youngster posted an emotional plea for help on the singer's website. The Poker Face hitmaker responded to the young girl, urging her to tell her parents about the pregnancy, after reading her message on the star's Littlemonsters.com fan website.
In the post, the girl wrote, "OMG (oh my God)... I'm pregnant I'm so scared if I tell my parents and mainly my dad he (is) going to kill me I took like 4 test (sic) to prove it but it all came back possve (positive) I'm preganat (sic) omg help please... I know I made a mistake."
Gaga replied, "Tell your parents, everything will be ok. You just need their support right now. Don't be scared... Just tell your mom privately... Don't worry honey don't be scared. Any decision you make is the right one and you'll be ok."
Now that some of the fat has been trimmed (no, I’m not being derogatory towards women), let the dating begin! The honor of Juan Pablo’s first ever one-on-one goes to Clare Bear, the hairdresser with the heart of gold. JP single-handedly (no, that’s not true) transforms L.A. into a Winter Wonderland complete with an ice skating rink so that he and Clare can flirt like toddlers followed by a very adult dip in the hot tub where she immediately opens up about her dead dad to score some extra bonding points. It’s a rule that every time the Bachelor is submerged in water, he has to kiss the girl nearest to him, so they proceed to smooch. Notably, there was no alcohol during this date – perhaps a first in Bachelor history, so the perceived chemistry was probably real. Does this mean Juan Pablo will be able to avoid the curse of the episode 7 weight gain? We’re looking at you, Sean. The date ends, like most Bachelor dates do with a surprise private concert by a band no one has ever heard of while fake snow falls on the dancing duo.Next up is a one-on-one with Kat who puts on her best chambray shirt for the occasion. She’s whisked away on a private plane. Where to, she muses. Paris? Miami? No, honey. You’re going to Utah for a made for TV rave. Yay! She changes out of her sexy denim into more suitable neon attire before joining masses of people who are all miraculously wearing the same light-up tracksuits. After dosing themselves with ecstasy, they join the 5K dance parade. She gets a rose. Duh. He’s hopped on goof balls. How else would you explain how much fun they're having waving around glow sticks?And now for the group date – every girl’s favorite (said no one on The Bachelor, ever).The theme: A photo shoot for “Models & Mutts” – an organization that pairs pretty women with mangy dogs to raise awareness for shelters. The contestants are all given costumes to wear – with varying range of hellaciousness depending on how much the producers hate them.Highlights
- Elise, the first grade teacher who’s also the softest of the bunch (which is to say she’s still tiny by human standards) is tasked with wearing two pieces of cardboard which will expose her naughty bits. She very cleverly swaps with happy naked Lucy who’s given a giant fire hydrant costume (well played, producers). Lucy is a good sport. Score one for sisterhood!- Andi, the DA, is given but one piece of cardboard to wear. She has a mini meltdown. “I send people to prison for a living ... I’m not that kind of girl ...” (read: I feel bloated today). Juan convinces her to strip down in the least pervy way possible. What a great dad.- Kelly, who is a “dog lover” by trade is dressed like a big poop. Literally, poop: complete with bald cap and brown head to toe makeup. So violently unattractive that she must have done something awful to Chris Harrison. But her good attitude gets her the group date rose. See? It never pays to whine (Andi).At the after party, boring Cassandra (the 21 year-old dancer/makeup artist) tells Juan Pablo she has a two-year old son (you do the math) so now she’s guaranteed to get a rose. Way to bury the lead, Cassie. “That’s a good surprise!” JP says with a face filled with genuine glee, making my ovaries hurt. Victoria drinks too much flat champagne and whips out this gem (it’s best if read slurred): “If Juan Pablo happens to be mine, I’m going to straddle him every day because that’s what life is about, straddling and things...” Classy. She locks herself in a bathroom sobbing because she hasn’t had any alone time with the guy she wants to hump. Renee (Den Mother of the year), slides under the stall door to very sweetly console. Not sanitary or helpful. Juan Pablo -- a veteran in the shutting down little girl tantrums department -- tries next but gets cussed out. Victoria is sent to the nearest Holiday Inn where she can’t be a bad influence on the other impressionable young ladies. Juan Pablo, as usual, is a perfect gentleman about the situation. He kindly executes her the next day in her hotel room. Conclusion: highly emotional drunks are unfit mothers and suitors for sober guys. Then comes the rose ceremony.No real surprises here. The curly haired girl flat irons her hair so she gets to stay. Cassandra’s a mom now so she’s sacrificed. Sharleen is still a b-word but she's "elegant" so gets a pass. Time's up for the only woman of color and Amy is let go after she "interviews" Juan Pablo in a campy, cringe-worthy news anchor routine. Men don't like performance art, missy. When will these women learn?Still high on our power rankings: Clare, Nikki, Andi, ReneeSee ya next week! Until then, cover up and drink in moderation.
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You can imagine that Renny Harlin, director and one quadrant of the writing team for The Legend of Hercules, began his pitch as such: We'll start with a war, because lots of these things start with wars. It feels like this was the principal maxim behind a good deal of the creative choices in this latest update of the Ancient Greek myth. There are always horse riding scenes. There are generally arena battles. There are CGI lions, when you can afford 'em. Oh, and you've got to have a romantic couple canoodling at the base of a waterfall. Weaving them all together cohesively would be a waste of time — just let the common threads take form in a remarkably shouldered Kellan Lutz and action sequences that transubstantiate abjectly to and fro slow-motion.
But pervading through Lutz's shirtless smirks and accent continuity that calls envy from Johnny Depp's Alice in Wonderland performance is the obtrusive lack of thought that went into this picture. A proverbial grab bag of "the basics" of the classic epic genre, The Legend of Hercules boasts familiarity over originality. So much so that the filmmakers didn't stop at Hercules mythology... they barely started with it, in fact. There's more Jesus Christ in the character than there is the Ancient Greek demigod, with no lack of Gladiator to keep things moreover relevant. But even more outrageous than the void of imagination in the construct of Hercules' world is its script — a piece so comically dim, thin, and idiotic that you will laugh. So we can't exactly say this is a totally joyless time at the movies.
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Surrounding Hercules, a character whose arc takes him from being a nice enough strong dude to a nice enough strong dude who kills people and finally owns up to his fate — "Okay, fine, yes, I guess I'm a god" — are a legion of characters whose makeup and motivations are instituted in their opening scenes and never change thereafter. His de facto stepdad, the teeth-baring King Amphitryon (Scott Adkins), despises the boy for being a living tribute to his supernatural cuckolding; his half-brother Iphicles (Liam Garrigan) is the archetypical scheming, neutered, jealous brother figure right down to the facial scar. The dialogue this family of mongoloids tosses around is stunningly brainless, ditto their character beats. Hercules can't understand how a mystical stranger knows his identity, even though he just moments ago exited a packed coliseum chanting his name. Iphicles defies villainy and menace when he threatens his betrothed Hebe (Gaia Weiss), long in love with Hercules, with the terrible fate of "accepting [him] and loving [their] children equally!" And the dad... jeez, that guy must really be proud of his teeth.
With no artistic feat successfully accomplished (or even braved, really) by this movie, we can at the very least call it inoffensive. There is nothing in The Legend of Hercules with which to take issue beyond its dismal intellect, and in a genre especially prone to regressive activity, this is a noteworthy triumph. But you might not have enough energy by the end to award The Legend of Hercules with this superlative. Either because you'll have laughed yourself into a coma at the film's idiocy, or because you'll have lost all strength trying to fend it off.
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U.S. reality TV sensation Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson and her parents are recovering after a car crash on Monday night (06Jan14). The family SUV was side-swiped by another vehicle as they passed through a traffic light in their native McIntyre, Georgia.
Honey Boo Boo, her mother June and sisters Pumpkin and Jessica were all passengers in the car driven by the reality star's father Mike 'Sugar Bear' Thompson.
Reports suggest the family members were all hospitalised.
Pumpkin tells TMZ.com that Sugar Bear has a contusion on his back, her mother has a back and neck sprain, Honey Boo Boo hit her head against a passenger window and has a headache, and she has severe chest bruises and is having panic attacks.
Veteran entertainer Liza Minnelli is so convinced Matthew Mcconaughey will win his first Oscar for his role as an AIDS victim in Dallas Buyers Club she plans to give the actor her trophy if his name isn't called at the Academy Awards. McConaughey is a critics' favourite to land a Best Actor nomination and many film buffs believe he'll take home gold in March (14), and Minnelli agrees.
At a Focus Features luncheon for Academy members at New York City's Monkey Bar restaurant on Monday (06Jan14), the Cabaret star, who hosted the event, told guests, including McConaughey and co-star Jared Leto, "I have nothing to do with this film except that I am a fan of how it was done, of the insight and the way they played these characters. And the fact that you were watching something that wasn't necessarily comfortable but you could not stop watching. It drew you in, whether you wanted it to or not, and that's magic.
And she told the film's star, "Honey, if you don't win the Academy Award, I'm giving you mine!"
Minnelli won a Best Actress Oscar for Cabaret in 1973.
Newly-engaged actress Gabrielle Union had no problems shooting saucy scenes in her new TV series Being Mary Jane because she accepted the shots will all emerge online as soon as the shows air in 2014. The sexy star plays an ambitious broadcaster in the racy new series and reveals there are some titillating scenes.
She explains, "There's sex at the gym (and) I'm masturbating at my desk at work."
However, Union, who recently became engaged to basketball star Dwyane Wade, insists she had no qualms filming the raunchy material, telling Entertainment Weekly magazine, "I felt like (porn star) Marilyn Chambers toward the end with the sex scenes.
"Everyone's like, 'Clear the room'. And I'm like, 'Look, honey, you can Google it on the Internet. Let's just shoot it. We're losing the light!'"
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was left shocked when an excited fan rushed on stage to greet the actor during a concert in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The actor hit the stage for the Access All Areas concert with fellow Bollywood stars Madhuri Dixit, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandez and singer Yo Yo Honey Singh on Sunday (01Dec13).
However, Khan's dance performance was temporarily disrupted when a member of the crowd scrambled onto the stage in a bid to hug the star. Security staff escorted the fan out of the venue, according to the Indian Express.
Following the incident, Khan took to Twitter.com to share his thoughts on the star-studded show, writing, "Show over... The frenzy lives on. Good bad ugly I do, it's nice to be appreciated. It makes me feel I tried & it was good enuff (sic). Thanx Dubai (sic)."
Tragic actor Paul Walker's generosity will never be forgotten by one California jewellery store employee, who reveals he once secretly purchased an engagement ring for a U.S. soldier to give to his girlfriend. Irene King, who was a sales associate at Bailey Banks and Biddle Jewelers in Santa Barbara, California claims The Fast and the Furious star anonymously bought a $10,000 (GBP6,600) sparkler for an Iraq War veteran who could not afford it.
She tells CBS Los Angeles, "She (girlfriend) saw something that she really, really liked but he said, 'Honey, I can't afford that'."
After overhearing the conversation, Walker reportedly called the manager over and asked him to put the rin "on my tab".
King says, "To do something like that for a perfect stranger is just unbelievable."
Walker perished in a fiery car crash on Saturday (30Nov13) in California after the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT his friend Roger Rodas was driving slammed into a tree and exploded.
I said it last week, and I'll say it again this week: this show sure is hitting its stride. A lot happened in this whopper of an episode, all set against the fatalistic (though slightly forced) background of a simulated air raid. Where to start?
Well, Ethan seems like a logical choice; he seems happily domestic with Virginia (you almost forget that he punched her). But all's not well – he learns he is effectively fired from the hospital. A quick confrontation with Scully reveals that it was Masters' poor performance review that barred Ethan from being hired. Thinking jealousy over Virginia is the root of it, he gets into it with Bill, only to find that it was instead Libby's near-immaculate conception that got him the bad rap. He puts Masters in his place, telling him scathingly, "I'd do it again." *Mic drop*
And speaking of the Scullys, Margaret Scully is back! After she's forced to realize that divorce is not really an option for a middle-aged woman (mid-century, remember?), she promptly decides to fix her marriage. Bless her soul, she heads back to the bar and strikes up a conversation with a prostitute, in the hopes of picking up "some of the tricks of the trade." Yep, and if looks could kill ... but after a few words, the prostitute's won over, and agrees to help. After Margaret outlines her husband's likes and dislikes (LIKES: Opera, Agatha Christie. DISLIKES: Looking at her during sex, topless Tahitian women), the prostitute gets right to the skinny: "He's queer!" Margaret's response? "It's very queer, yes." After some tough talk and a couple of giggles, she heads home. The subsequent scene is pure heartbreak – she grabs one of Barton's ties and curls up into the fetal position.
The next time we see her, she's going for a cathartic swim. Who else should she run into but Dashing Dr. Langham? He's also had some pretty world-bending news: he's just found out that one of his partners in The Study (it earns capitalization, right?) is pregnant. Player-douche that he is, he's done absolutely nothing about it, but even so, he claims he's had a worse day than Margaret. (Sorry buddy, think Margaret takes this one.) Despite their messy break-up, they're able to find comfort with each other as they float and contemplate falling.
Virginia, on the other hand, is a woman of action. She tracks that poor pregnant woman down, and hands her a fat envelope of cash. She also has a chance meeting with Dr. DePaul, and she's finally able to charm her: next time we see DePaul, she's dolled up with her hair down from her severe bun. Poor thing does her best "Virginia" in hopes of receiving more funding from the chancellor, but doesn't quite get it right ("What a delightful necktie – what would you call that color?"/"Red" *crickets*). And in addition to befriending DePaul, the ever-astute Virginia has managed to put together the pieces: Masters' demeaning attempt to pay her for "conducting research" with him + new knowledge of Libby's pregnancy = something fishy. She confronts Masters, and accuses him of carrying on a not only physical, but emotional affair with her; an affair he guiltily (and cruelly) wrote off by paying her for it. She's hit the nail on the head, of course, and she tops it all by admitting that she paid the pregnant woman out of their research funds, promptly quits her job, storms out on him...
...and walks right into Dr. DePaul's office and hires herself. After hearing of DePaul's failed attempt at catching a fly with honey (as opposed to her usual vinegar), she informs her of their next strategy. It's moments like these (excellent) ones between Virginia and DePaul that remind us that Masters of Sex is one of the few shows on air with a female executive producer (go Michelle Ashford!). As the show reaches its climax (I didn't even mean that sexually, I swear), we're all on tenterhooks to see where the final two episodes will take us.
* Jane and Lester (yay?) I'll ship anything.
* (Regarding golf): "What's your wife's handicap?"/"Stella had polio as a girl..." may have been one of the best pieces of dialogue ever.
Zac Efron has joined his pal Seth Rogen in spoofing Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's sexy music video for the rapper's new single, Bound 2. West recruited his fiancee to play the leading lady in his music video, and she posed topless in silhouette for scenes depicting the lovers riding through a desert landscape on a motorcycle.
On Monday (25Nov13), the Pineapple Express co-stars recreated the clip, with Franco taking on the rapper's role and funnyman Rogen playing his love interest, kissing and cuddling the 127 Hours hunk and reclining topless on the seat of a chopper.
A day later (26Nov13), the High School Musical hunk got in on the fun by posting his own version of Bound 2 on Instagram.com.
The photo shows a toned Efron showing off his six-pack abs while Rogen also stands shirtless next to him, with a protruding gut and the phrase "Bound 4" stamped across the bottom of the picture.
The shot is a new still from their upcoming film Neighbors, and Efron's social media team capitalised on Rogen and Franco's hilarious spoof by promoting the young actor's new movie.
The caption reads, "Whether you're a Kanye West fan or not, fans are Bound 2 get a kick out of this new still from Zac Efron and Seth Rogen's film Neighbors. Check out all the neighborly shenanigans when the comedy hits theaters next May! Uh huh honey."