Comedian Kevin Hart saved himself from a Valentine's Day (14Feb14) strip down at basketball's annual Celebrity All-Star Game on Friday (14Feb14) by handing his Most Valuable Player (MVP) honour to the star of the other team. Fans voted Hart the MVP for a third successive year at the NBA All-Star weekend event, but he decided opponent Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, was more deserving of the honour.
Hart had previously proclaimed he would strip "butt naked" and retire from basketball if he was named the MVP for a third year running.
Duncan, a former Harvard University basketball star, and his East team beat Hart's West squad 60-56.
The politician scored a third of his team's points in the game, which also featured Snoop Dogg and actors Columbus Short, Michael B. Jordan and Jesse Williams.
Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan and Scandal actor Columbus Short are set to flex their muscles by hitting the basketball court to take part in the 2014 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game next month (Feb14). The pair will join Nick Cannon and comedian Kevin Hart to shoot hoops in New Orleans, Louisiana on 14 February (14).
There's a problem plaguing millions of Instagram users the world over and we're here to address it. Of all of the hot actors on Instagram, which ones -- specifically -- should you be targeting? Sure, you have lots of options but sometimes it can be overwhelming. So we've narrowed it down to four. Yes, four hot guys on Instagram you absolutely must follow now. These dudes have mastered the art of the selfie and or Vine, and for that we thank them. Enjoy, folks!
Michael B. Jordan
The 26 year-old actor has an upcoming movie with Zac Efron on the way (That Awkward Moment), so there are all of these really cute pics of the two of them together. He also does this thing with his bottom lip... and yeah. Hottie McHotterson.
Kellan Lutz as Hercules, Kellan Lutz with a puppy, Kellan Lutz as a motivational speaker -- it's all right here for you on his Instagram.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Another hottie getting ready to play Hercules, Dwayne may not be everybody's cup 'a tea, but for those of us who like a guy with a lot of meat (and muscle) on his bones, this is the account to follow. His workout pics are ... everything. Plus, he loves his mama. Can't go wrong there!
The Grey's Anatomy actor actually shares more photos of food than he does of himself, but when he does post a pic, it's well worth the wait. Like this Golden Globes photo that you'll now be hanging on the proverbial wall of your teenage dreams.
Four people have been hospitalised after country star Luke Bryan's stage collapsed following the launch of his latest tour in Ohio on Thursday (16Jan14). Members of the singer's crew and arena staff at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus were dismantling the platform at the end of the night when a forklift crashed into the structure, causing part of the stage to fall, according to TMZ.com.
Emergency services were called to the scene to attend to the victims, who have since been admitted to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The extent of their injuries was unclear as WENN went to press.
As a result of the stage collapse, Bryan has postponed the next concert on his That's My Kind of Night tour, which was scheduled for Kentucky on Friday (17Jan14).
A statement released on Friday by venue representatives in Kentucky reads: "Tonight's Luke Bryan concert at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky will be rescheduled for Friday, February 21 due to damage sustained to a piece of the stage during production load out after last night's show in Columbus, Ohio.
"The damage occurred after the show had ended and no fans were in the building. The tour's team will make the necessary repairs to the production elements so the tour may continue."
It is not yet known if any other dates on the trek will be affected by the incident. Bryan, who has yet to comment on the incident, is due to perform a sold out gig in Tennessee on Saturday (18Jan14), in addition to dates in Connecticut next week (begs20Jan14).
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So Star Trek's Zoe Saldana will be moving into the glamrous Bramford and carrying a little bundle of demon in the remake miniseries of Rosemary's Baby. But while she takes over the role famously played by pixie cut queen Mia Farrow, there are plenty of sinister parts to fill. We've got a few ideas.
Columbus Short as GuyScandal star Columbus Short is boy-next-door handsome and so would be especially creepy as Rosemary's fame-hungry and duplicitous husband, Guy. Plus, Harrison hasn't been given enough to do lately at Pope & Associates. We want to see what Short can do.
Lynn Cohen as MinnieCohen is super cute and beloved by Hunger Games fans for playing Mags. We can totally see her luring in the young couple as the grandmotherly Satanist.
Christopher Lee as RomanThis already gives you the creeps, doesn't it?
Carl Reiner as Dr. SapersteinComedy legend Reiner is a familiar, comforting presense to most audiences. Comforting enough that we'd give that daily "vitamin drink" the benefit of the doubt.
Rapper Rich Homie Quan has distanced himself from a fatal shooting which claimed the life of a fan during his concert in Ohio last weekend (21-22Dec13). The hip-hop star was performing onstage at the Red Zone bar in Columbus in the early hours of Sunday (22Dec13), when gunshots rang out inside the venue, causing fans to rush towards the exit.
A 24-year-old male was shot and killed during the incident and Rich Homie Quan has since expressed his condolences over the gunfire - the second such incident to occur during one of his gigs at Red Zone.
However, the Type of Way rapper insists he and his entourage had nothing to do with the tragedy.
He tells TMZ.com, "It's sad to hear that someone died especially during the holiday season. I just want everybody to know me nor anybody in my crew or affiliation had anything to do with the shooting in Ohio.
"We will be reaching out to the family of the deceased."
Another man was killed in a separate shooting which took place at Red Zone following a concert Rich Homie Quan staged on 9 November (13).
The headline-grabbing incidents have prompted Columbus city officials to appeal to state authorities to strip the bar owners of their liquor licence.
American author and screenwriter Ned Vizzini has committed suicide, aged 32. The scribe took his own life on Thursday (19Dec13) in New York, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Vizzini was best known for his 2006 novel It's Kind of a Funny Story, a semi-autobiographical tale about a high school student who ends up in a mental hospital after a suicide attempt.
The book was turned into a movie in 2010, which starred Zach Galifianakis.
Vizzini wrote his most recent project, House of Secrets: Battle of the Beast, with Harry Potter director Chris Columbus.
He was also writing for several TV shows, including J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron's Believe, The Last Resort and Teen Wolf.
It’s time to get a little superficial up in here! Season three of Scandal is heating up and it’s not just because of all the fake deaths and creepy Papa Pope storylines. We’re guessing the show’s popularity lead to an increase in glam squad budget, because the Gladiators are looking hotter than ever. Leaving Olivia Pope out of this (because, come on...some people are in a class of their own), we’re ranking the amazing Gladiators based on what really matters — hotness.
4. Quinn Perkins (Katie Lowes)
We don’t know who’s doing Quinn’s eyeliner this season, but they are killin’ the game. Unfortunately Quinn’s also been pissing a lot of people off this season, seeing as how she can’t stop thinking about that one time she tortured a guy, and it’s been getting her into all kinds of trouble. Get it together, Quinn! Your emotional issues and creepy B6-13 drama plots are affecting your hotness.
3. Huck (Guillermo Díaz)
For the record we are talking about beardless Huck, and normal Huck — not Homeless Huck or Huck after he’s been water boarded by the CIA and hasn’t showered for weeks (à la last season). Huck is always gonna be a cutie, but he’s also still one of the scariest characters on Scandal, which makes him less hot and more "cute guy you'd take a second look at if you saw him in a coffee shop but would quickly look away when you saw the darkness behind his eyes."
2. Harrison Wright (Columbus Short)
Nobody knows how to rock a three-piece suit like Harrison. NOBODY. That is all.
1. Abby Whelan (Darby Stanchfield)
Last season Harrison might have topped this list, but Abby’s glam squad has seriously changed the game. They put a curling iron to those banging red locks (and clearly added a few tracks), took the smoky eye to a whole ‘nother level, and put her in all of the right clothes. No wonder poor David Rosen can’t keep away! It also helps that Abby’s funky little attitude hasn’t changed. All her über-sarcastic quips + that hair (seriously) = a hotness the likes of which Scandal has never seen.
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As we eagerly await (wait, wait, wait) the distant release date of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, why not rewatch some of the Harry Potter films? Which one was your favorite? Here are ours, ranked worst to best.
Sorcerer's Stone/Chamber of Secrets
Both so bad they don't even deserve their own ranking.
Order of the Phoenix
Many name Order of the Phoenix as their least favorite book – Harry's angrily depressed for a good portion of the story, and that's not exactly fun for the readers. A lot of that dementor-y angstiness carries over to the film, which doesn't make for the best cinematic experience. Quibbles aside, we can all agree that Imelda Staunton was the perfect Umbridge.
Goblet of Fire
This one gets a lot of hate (they did cut out a lot of the best moments), but I don't know; the awkwardness of the whole Yule Ball debacle kind of saves it for me. Oh, and the adorable Beauxbatons hats.
Deathly Hallows Part I
People say that Deathly Hallows is basically Harry Potter and the Never-ending Camping Trip. Which, okay, it kind of is. But I think the marriage between the book and the movie worked well here – even though Daniel Radcliffe/Emma Watson's chemistry had everyone clamoring for a rewrite of the Hermione/Ron storyline.
Half-Blood Prince was awesome, right? Right? ::crickets:: At least JKR's got my back (it was reportedly her favorite of the first six). I loved the balance of humor and darkness in this one. The Felix Felicis scene? Daniel Radcliffe at this best. And the extra material that Rowling added about Professor Slughorn's remembrances of Lily Evans? Absolutely beautiful.
Deathly Hallows Part II
A just conclusion for a franchise that went on for roughly a decade – it certainly went out on a bang (well, a bang followed up by that infamously bad epilogue, anyway).
Prisoner of Azkaban
Prisoner of Azkaban was such a breath of fresh air after the first two butcheries, was it not? Many hail it as the film that saved the franchise – it finally captured the humor of the books, and the Harry/stag patronus scene continues to get me time after time. And honestly, the entire time turner sequence made for some popcorn poppin' cinema.
Scandal is one of the most talked about series on television. If you aren't watching it, you probably still say things like “Oh no she didn’t!” and use MySpace. Whether it’s the sex, the fashion, or the WTF moments, this political drama is the toast of the water cooler and the Twittersphere. With Breaking Bad done, now is the perfect time to get addicted to this hit series.
Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) is the premier fixer in Washington, D.C. Whether it’s a kidnapping, sex scandal, or PR nightmare, her team of "gladiators" use their unique skill-set to manage crises. Harrison (Columbus Short) is the resident lawyer, Abby (Darby Stanchfield) the investigator, Huck (Guillermo Diaz) the hacker and "cleaner," and new staff member Quinn (Katie Lowes) has a secret. I should probably also mention that Olivia is having an on-again/off-again tryst with the President (Tony Goldwyn) much to the dismay of the First Lady (Bellamy Young) and Chief of Staff (Jeff Perry).
Shonda Rhimes has finally created a series with the same fervid fan base as Grey’s Anatomy. Washington and Young play characters with the best lines on television today. The sex scenes between Goldwyn and Washington are also not to be trifled with. There’s a scene where he literally turned her around and...well, you'll find out. This role turned Goldwyn from "that dude from Ghost" into an A-list celebrity.
Scandal creates a fictional Washington, D.C. with some of the same headlines as today but the intrigue has taken steroids…then more steroids. Nothing is off limits: secret government agencies, murders and conspiracies will shock you into watching episode after episode. Anything can happen on the show. No one’s virtue is safe.
Olivia Pope is a character that is changing television. She’s an African-American woman and a major player in Washington. It’s also notable that this series marks one of the few times in television history that an African American woman has been the lead on a primetime drama. Washington also created buzz when she was nominated for an Emmy for the series. Pope’s cutting-edge clothing and penchant for the color white has made an impact in the fashion world. Some people tweet strictly about her outfits.
This series is the perfect binge watch. It will keep you at the edge of your seat. Netflix has the 13-episode first season and the full-length second season. There’s just enough time to catch up and start watching the series so you can be one of the cool kids.