There are some celebrities that are so cute together, we immediately "ship" them, meaning we want two people to be in a friendship (bromances for life) or real relationship. Some of them are together, some of them are broken up, and some of them are just best friends. Either way, we are waiting for the day that they get finally get together.
1. Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gyosling
Yes, we know they started off hating each other. Yes, we know they did try dating in real life only to break up. But THIS is still playing over and over in our minds.
2. Neil Patrick Harris and Cobie Smulders
We know, Neil is married with kids and ladies aren't his thing, but their characters on How I Met Your Mother were so gosh darn perfect for each other that we can't help but ship them!
3. Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles from One Direction
Their friendship is the cutest thing ever and it's 90% of the reason we love One Direction.
4. Zoey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
While filming a movie together they took a break to make this little duet and we never stopped shipping them since!
5. Drake and Rihanna
Their relationship history has some drama to it, but in the Chris Brown, Rihanna, and Drake love triangle there is no doubt which one is the better choice.
6. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
It looks like this relationship is over for good and we're totally bummed about that.
7. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton
Is there a celebrity pairing that has a better back and forth than this one? We think not!
8. Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder
Another cute co-star couple that had to bite the dust. But we will always have The Vampire Diaries to give us our fix.
9. Miss Piggy and Kermit The Frog
This might be the first celebrity couple we have ever shipped and it still stands today!
10. Tom Felton and Emma Watson
When news of Emma's crush reached Tom he said he saw her like a sister, but we still argue that they would make a great couple in real life.
11. Jay Z and Beyonce
We die every time we get a glimpse into their perfect life together.
12. Taylor Swift and Lorde
They are such an odd pairing, and we love them for it!
13. Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield
I mean a couple that can dance like this together has to stay together forever!
14. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
They need to stay best friends forever and then invite us over for dinner. THIS IS OUR FANTASY!
15. Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley
Because we all want a man to do this for us...
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British pop star Tulisa Contostavlos will be replacing Melanie Brown on the judging panel at The X Factor U.K. final over the weekend (13-14Dec14). Show bosses have confirmed Brown is too sick to appear on Saturday's (13Dec14) broadcast after she was struck down with a mystery illness.
Contostavlos was an obvious choice for the producers as she appeared as a mentor on the talent show in 2011 and 2012 and featured this year (14) as a guest mentor for Louis Walsh during the Judges' Houses round.
Chiefs at the ITV network confirmed the news in a statement to Digital Spy: "Unfortunately Mel is still unwell and following doctors' advice she will not be taking part in Saturday's show. Tulisa will join the panel as a guest judge."
It was not known if Brown will be well enough to return for the final show on Sunday (14Dec14) as WENN went to press.
Jazz great Louis Armstrong is set to be posthumously honoured at New York's legendary Apollo Theater's Walk of Fame. The iconic musician will have a marker added to the walk in front of Harlem's popular venue on Friday (07Nov14).
Armstrong is one of 18 recipients of the honour, including other greats such as James Brown, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle.
The event will kick off the theater's New Orleans to Harlem Jazz Weekend, and feature a Big Easy-style parade as well as presentations in tribute to Armstrong, who was a native of New Orleans.
Apollo executive producer Mikki Shepard salutes the musicians' contributions to entertainment in a statement which reads: "From Ella Fitzgerald to Duke Ellington to Louis Armstrong, the Apollo's lauded lineage has earned it the distinction of being one of Harlem's original jazz shrines.
"We are excited to celebrate the Apollo's jazz legacy, as well as the birthplace of this genre, by inducting Louis Armstrong into the Walk of Fame and presenting performances by some of the best jazz musicians performing today during the New Orleans to Harlem Jazz Weekend."
Grey'S Anatomy star Jesse Williams was one of the thousands who rallied in Missouri over the weekend (ends12Oct14) seeking justice for the the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. In August (14), race riots between locals and law enforcement officials in Ferguson erupted after Brown, an 18-year-old African-American, was shot and killed by a white police officer investigating a robbery.
While a grand jury is still meeting to decide whether the cop who killed Brown will be charged, thousands of citizens gathered in Ferguson on Friday for "Ferguson October", a planned weekend of four-day protests.
Williams joined in on Saturday (11Oct14) as they marched 12 miles from Ferguson to nearby St. Louis, demanding the officer under trial be charged with a crime.
The actor documented his weekend on his various social media accounts, posting photos of himself talking to protesters and in the thick of the crowd's march to St. Louis.
One photo, showing Williams giving comfort to a distraught female protester, was posted alongside the caption, "This is a two way street. Ferguson, MO Oct 11, 2014."
Williams is also part of the Question Bridge: Black Males video project team, which is documenting Ferguson October to "archiving the thoughts and concerns of the people and recording Black males asking and answering the questions that matter to them," according to his Tumblr page.
Williams isn't the only celebrity in town to show support for the protests - artists such as Talib Kweli, dead prez, and Jasiri X performed at a free Hip Hop 4 Justice concert on Sunday (12Oct14).
Actor Robert Pattinson's sister Lizzy's run on The X Factor U.K. has ended after she was booted from the programme on Sunday (05Sun14). The Twilight star's older sibling impressed judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Melanie Brown and Louis Walsh during her initial audition on the singing competition, and even made it to all the way to the final 57 acts.
However, when Lizzy performed at Cowell's home the in hope of making one of three coveted spots in his group of the Over 25 year olds, the music mogul decided not to put her through to the Top 12.
The aspiring singer wasn't deterred by the elimination and took to her Facebook.com page to thank viewers for their support over the past month.
She writes, "Thanks so much for the messages of support over the last few months. Wow! It has been an amazing experience - challenging and scary, but mostly great fun! Looking forward to bringing you some new songs soon."
Actor Jon Hamm has spoken of his anguish after seeing violent protests break out in his home state of Missouri, and he has urged the local community to "pull together". The Mad Men star hails from St. Louis, close to the town of Ferguson which has been the scene of escalating violence since the controversial police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown on 9 August (14).
Local officials have attempted to crack down on the protests by bringing in National Guard troops and enforcing curfews, but they have prompted criticism for using tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds.
Hamm admits he has been shocked by the disturbing images which have emerged from Ferguson, and he hopes the volatile situation can be resolved soon.
He tells People.com, "I used to ride my bike to Ferguson. I know people from Ferguson... (It has been) rough to watch... It's a bad situation all around. There's no positive spin to it. When all the facts come out, and hopefully all the light is shone on all sides of it, hopefully justice will be carried out. But it's hard. It's really hard. That's my neighbourhood, and I know there's a lot more good people in those neighborhoods than there are bad people.
"St. Louis has had a rough couple of decades now. It'd be nice to turn it around a little bit. People in St. Louis, in my experience, are great people. If anybody can do it, we can, and I hope everybody pulls together for the sake of the community. 'Cause, you know, that's all you've got at the end of the day."
Singer Michael Mcdonald has paid tribute to an African-American teenager killed by a police officer in his native Missouri by releasing a statement about the tragedy. Michael Brown was shot dead by a local police officer investigating a robbery on 9 August (14). The tragedy has sparked a series of heated protests between locals, police and U.S. Marshals in Ferguson, and the former Doobie Brothers singer is saddened to see what is occurring in his hometown.
A statement from McDonald reads: "As someone who spent his first 18 yrs (years) in the St. Louis area, (14 of them in Ferguson...), I pray for the family of Michael Brown and the entire community that is originally my home town to which I still feel a strong connection.
"I pray this tragic event and the still greater issue that it heralds will be faced and dealt with in an honest and responsible manner by the residents of Ferguson and the people in its leadership positions..."
He continues, "However on a larger landscape, mustn't we ask ourselves why we're hearing more and more about the incidents of young black males being gunned down by law enforcement not just in my home town of Ferguson... but all over this country.
"What I think needs to be honestly examined by the larger national community, is the difference between what constitutes a valid reason for use of deadly force when a young white male is the suspected perpetrator of a crime and what those standards seem to be when the suspect is African American. How many tragic losses of this nature must we endure before we're called to conscience on this issue."
Fellow Missouri native Nelly has also spoken out about the ongoing crisis in Ferguson. The rapper also took part in a peace rally earlier this week (beg18Aug14).
British rocker Billy Bragg staged an impromptu concert in St. Louis, Missouri on Tuesday (19Aug14) amid escalating violence in nearby Ferguson. Tensions have been high in the area following the death of teenager Michael Brown, who was gunned down as he attempted to surrender to police investigating a robbery incident on 9 August (14). The incident has prompted violent clashes with protesters and local law enforcement officers, and a number of celebrities have offered up their thoughts on the issues facing the city.
But folk singer and political activist Bragg and touring partner Joe Purdy decided to actually go there to see them for themselves during their current American tour, and decided to take a detour to stage a spontaneous benefit concert.
Bragg tells Rolling Stone, "A number of people said to me on Twitter, 'If you’re going to go to St. Louis, are you going to go to Ferguson?' But we didn't want to just go there and walk through Ferguson and be tourists. We wanted to do something for the community."
Through local connections, Bragg was put in touch with Steven Fitzpatrick Smith, the owner of local St. Louis pub the Royale, who has been attending the protests. Smith not only offered up his venue for the gig, but also asked fans attending to collect food, funds, and medical and school school supplies for a food pantry at a Ferguson church.
During the gig, Bragg performed some of his own tracks such as I Keep Faith, and also covered tunes pointed towards the unrest happening nearby, singing protest songs like Woody Guthrie's Hangknot, Slipknot and George Perkins' Cryin' in the Streets, while Purdy joined him for Bob Dylan's The Times They Are a-Changin'.
Bragg called on the 200 fans at the gig to take action and change the way the troubled city is perceived, stating, "The true enemy of all of us who want to make the world a better place is not capitalism or conservatism, it's cynicism. You have the opportunity to show the world that St. Louis is not a cynical place."
Bragg and Purdy's activism began early on Tuesday, when they met with railroad workers on strike and picketing teachers in Illinois, and they also performed for inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary.
Actress Keke Palmer and rapper J. Cole have visited protesters in Ferguson, Missouri to show their support over a shooting controversy.
The city near St. Louis has been torn apart by unrest over the past week (begs09Aug14), as groups of campaigners have taken to the streets to express their outrage over the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, who was shot by a local police officer.
Heavily armed riot police descended on the city centre and used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up the demonstration, and while the news has sparked outrage among many celebrities, who have taken to Twitter to voice their disgust, both Palmer and J. Cole decided to witness what the tense atmosphere is like first hand.
The 21-year-old actress had already been urging for unity and nonviolence during the protests on her various social media sites, but was spotted in Ferguson on Sunday (17Aug14). Citizens snapped photos of Palmer as she visited the protesters, and shared them on the microblogging site, with one user writing, "@KekePalmer thank you for showing love to my community," and another adding, ""Thank you for standing with the people of Ferguson."
Palmer also made an appearance at the Greater Grace Church in St. Louis, where she spoke at the podium. Meanwhile, rapper J. Cole, who recently released a tribute song, Be Free, in honour of Brown, was also in Ferguson on Sunday, first stopping by the scene of the crime where the teenager was shot.
Cole spoke to the activists about the unrest, and also stopped by a nearby gas station, where Brown was suspected of stealing a box of cigars. Fans and protesters shared photos and videos of Cole at the scene on social media.
Rapper J.cole has paid tribute to a black teenager killed by a police officer in Missouri by releasing a new song dedicated to him. Darren Wilson shot unarmed Michael Brown, who was suspected of stealing a box of cigars from a suburban St. Louis store, on 9 August (14), and the incident has sparked a series of tense protests between African-Americans and civil rights leaders and officials in the state.
As Governor Jay Nixon, President Barack Obama and Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson join forces in a bid to end days of violence, hip-hop star Cole has released Be Free to voice his frustrations with the deaths of African-American men in the U.S.
In a post on his website, Dreamvillain.com, he writes, "That coulda (sic) been me, easily. It could have been my best friend. I'm tired of being desensitized to the murder of black men. I don't give a f**k if it's by police or peers. This s**t is not normal. I made a song. This is how we feel."
Cole is not the only celebrity to speak out about the incident in Missouri - John Legend, Kerry Washington and Mark Ruffalo have voiced concerns over the treatment of protesters by police following the shooting.
Legend took to Twitter.com to voice his opinion, writing, "I believe these cops are intentionally trying to inflame the situation. They want an excuse. Recall the local cop telling those 'animals' to 'bring it' on (news channel) CNN... He wants a fight.
"Calling us 'animals' has been the language to justify slavery... Dehumanization and racism go together."
Meanwhile, R&B star Frank Ocean took to Tumblr.com to comment on an image of Governor Nixon standing in front of a black woman as he addressed the slaying of Brown and wrote, "You see that black woman standing up there? I wonder if she was called to stand behind the governor because she’s black. I wonder if i’m supposed to think Missouri’s gov’t is pro-black because of her being stood up there with those other black men being all black and everything. I wonder if she was off the clock while she stood up there... then i wonder if she was getting paid for her time off like the guy who shot Michael 8 times."