British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been unveiled as the new face of Paige Denim. The beauty also hinted at plans to design items for the jeans company by sharing a note on her Instagram.com page which read, "Thrilled to be the new face of @paigedenim can't wait to #LIVEINIT #STAYTUNED #PROJECTINTHEWORKS (sic)".
Rapper Iggy Azalea has added five more Teen Choice Awards nominations to her resume after the prizegiving's second shortlist was unveiled on Thursday (17Jul14). The star earned just one nod for Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist when the first wave of nominations were announced last month (Jun14), but now her smash hit Fancy will battle for the titles of Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song and Choice Summer Song.
She has also landed a double mention for Choice Single Female Artist for Fancy and her Ariana Grande collaboration Problem, while the two pals will face off for the honour of Choice Summer Music Star: Female.
Grande is in the running for Choice Break-Up Song too, for her Break Free track with Zedd.
Meanwhile, comedy sequel 22 Jump Street will be a strong contender in the movie categories, picking up nods for Choice Summer Movie and Choice Movie Chemistry for stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Both actors are also up for Choice Summer Movie Star alongside Melissa McCarthy (Tammy), Mark Wahlberg (Transformers: Age of Extinction) and Dwayne Johnson (Hercules).
In the TV category, Pretty Little Liars continues to dominate with three nominations in the Choice Summer TV Star shortlist for Tyler Blackburn, Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell. Fellow cast members Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish will contend for Choice TV Female Breakout Star and Choice TV Villain, respectively.
The winners will be announced on 10 August (14).
This Post Contains Spoilers for the Upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy!
With all of the attention surrounding the Avengers franchise in the last few days, Marvel wanted to make sure the world didn’t forget that they have another team of superheroes hitting screens in just a couple of weeks. And the way they chose to go about that was by revealing a cast list that let some of the most exciting, buzzed about and truly bizarre cameos in Guardians of the Galaxy slip to the entire Internet. According to Stitch Kingdom, cult favorite Nathan Fillion will be appearing as “Monstrous Inmate,” – which is a bit of a letdown, considering the amount of press his cameos has generated over the past few months – Stan Lee will play “Xandarian Ladies Man,” and Howard the Duck will be making an appearance as himself.
Yes, you read that last sentence correctly: Howard the Duck will be in Guardians of the Galaxy. It hasn’t be revealed why, when, or how he will make a cameo, but he will be there, and Stitch Kingdom has the casting scroll to prove it. But as absurd as it seems to have Howard the Duck, who despite his divisive feature film is a Marvel fan favorite, appear in Guardians of the Galaxy, it doesn’t even come close to topping the list of the most bizarre character crossovers and cameos. Seriously, there are things out there that are stranger and more confusing than the prospect of Howard hanging out with Rocket and Groot. Don’t believe us? Take a look for yourself:
Charles Barkley and Godzilla The union of the five-time NBA All-Star and two-time Hall of Famer and the giant mutant lizard that has been known to both spit fire and shoot lasers from his eyes was originally conceived as a Nike ad, and later expanded into a comic book. Because nothing says “cool sneakers” like a basketball-playing kaiju that can’t actually fit his giant feet into shoes. Also, who was buying that comic book?
Spider-Man and Ren and Stimpy There was once a time when you hadn’t properly made it until your cartoon got its own comic book. Unfortunately, some shows just aren’t meant to be read, and Ren & Stimpy is one of them, so when the comic book (unsurprisingly) failed to sell, they brought in the big guns: Spider Man. In true Ren & Stimpy fashion, Spidey took on Powdered Toast Man, that beloved vigilante superhero/breakfast food spokesman. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it was like to read a 12-year-old's fever dream, this is the comic for you.
Superman and the Quik Bunny Spider-Man isn’t the only superhero to succumb to some very obvious product placement. Superman one teamed up with the Quik Bunny, purveyor of powder that makes your milk brown, in order to fight the Weather Man, a lame villain with fourth-tier powers and a costume that made him look like he was starring in a community theater production of Robin Hood. At least Spider-Man had the dignity of fighting with a fictional breakfast-hero.
Inspector Gadget and Mario and Luigi Remember the Super Mario Bros. Super Show!? No? Well, that’s probably for the best, but it does mean that you missed seeing Inspector Gadget, the world’s more over-equipped and incompetent detective, get his various malfunctioning parts fixed by Mario and Luigi, who are supposed to be plumbers. You probably wouldn’t be surprised to find out that it goes horribly wrong, to no-doubt hilarious consequences. Clearly, the moral of this episode was to play to your strengths, and maybe not to call a plumber to fix a wire problem.
Archie and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles On some level, this one probably makes some sense. After all, Archie and his friends are teenagers, and so are the Ninja Turtles. Both groups like pizza and video games and, from the looks of the cover, dance parties. But what’s really strange about this crossover is that it happened as the result of the Turtles being spit out by a giant cow head, which apparently allowed them to hop through various dimensions. Mutant ninja turtles or no, there had to be an easier way to get these guys to Riverdale.
Arthur and Mr. Rogers In what is perhaps the most well-meaning, mild-mannered crossover of all time, Mr. Rogers appeared on an episode of Arthur that centered around Arthur being embarrassed that the friendliest man on television was going to be staying at his house. Of course, this conflict is solved with a charming heart-to-heart that taught children that real friends don’t make fun of their friends for what they like. Unless that thing is Transformers. Not even Mr. Rogers can endorse Michael Bay.
Marvel Superheroes and Guiding Light You know who’s really into comic books and superheroes? The kind of people who religiously watch daytime soap operas – we’re assuming that was the pitch that got Guiding Light to team up with Marvel on a crossover episode that saw soccer mom Harley Davidson Cooper gain superpowers after being struck by lightning on Halloween night and transform into Guiding Light. (Seriously.) The saddest part of this is that Marvel clearly didn’t learn anything from their failed experiment at reaching a new audience, since they had the Thor announcement revealed on The View.
Batman and Robin and Scooby Doo When it comes to crime-fighting teams, there are two that stand above everyone else: Batman and Robin and the Mystery Gang. So teaming them up on The New Scooby Doo Movies to uncover a hooded counterfeiter who’s been sending the Penguin and the Joker fake money makes perfect sense, right? Sure, if you live in a world where Mrs. Baker is on the same level of super villainy as two of the most iconic comic book villains of all time. Fun fact: this episode was so poorly received that Batman later made fun of it in an episode of his own.
Cartoon All-Stars to the RescueThe plot of this movie sees cartoon favorites like Winnie the Pooh, Alvin and the Chipmunks, the Muppet Babies, the Looney Toons, and the Smurfs come to life in order to convince Michael to stop smoking pot, drinking, and stealing from his sister’s piggy bank for drug money. Because if anything is going to convince someone to stop doing drugs, it’s a bunch of cartoon characters who suddenly come to life and sing songs about life choices. Clearly, all D.A.R.E. really needed to be effective was Daffy Duck.
Lady Gaga has become the latest celebrity to suffer an embarrassing nipple slip in an Instagram photo. The Poker Face singer posted a shot of herself during a plane ride to Montana on Thursday (17Jul14) and clearly didn't realise her right breast was exposed under her jacket.
Gaga wrote, "FASHUN (sic): Vintage Mugler on the plane Listening to Miles Davis My favorite is Flamenco Sketches."
Rocker Gene Simmons has dashed Kiss fans' hopes of an original line-up reunion following the group's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction in April (14), insisting there's "not a chance" of a get together. As Simmons and frontman Paul Stanley prepare for a residency in Las Vegas while touring with Def Leppard, devotees are hoping that Ace Frehley and Peter Kriss will join them onstage - but the bassist insists current bandmates Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer will never be replaced.
He tells The Tampa Tribune, "We've already danced that dance three different times. No way will we reunite. It wouldn't be fair to Tommy and Eric. It wouldn't be right."
Simmons and Stanley refused to perform at the Hall of Fame gala after learning Thayer and Singer would not be honoured alongside Frehley and Kriss.
The bass player adds, "We only did the induction with Ace and Peter because the fans wanted it. But it was a slap in the face that they didn't acknowledge Tommy and Eric. They've been in the band longer than Ace and Peter."
Actor Jason Biggs has upset his Twitter followers for cracking an ill-advised joke about the latest Malaysia Airlines flight disaster.
Flight MH17 crashed in the Ukraine on Thursday (17Jul14) after taking off in Amsterdam, Holland bound for the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. Multiple reports suggest the jet, which was carrying 295 people, was shot down.
Biggs reacted to the sad news by taking to his Twitter.com blog and quipping, "Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?".
He followed it up with, "In all seriousness, tho (though)- HOW DO YOU MISTAKENLY SHOOT DOWN A COMMERCIAL PLANE?! Ugh. "It's saddest for the victims and their families, obviously. But Malaysia Airlines is apparently a GREAT airline. Gonna be tough to recover."
The American Pie star's initial comedic comment fell flat with many followers, who immediately blasted him for making light of the tragedy, four months after another of the airline's planes, Flight MH370, disappeared while transporting passengers from Malaysia to Beijing, China in March (14).
But Biggs refused to apologise for his insensitive post and instead hit back at his detractors, insisting he never meant any harm. He tweeted, "Hey all you 'too soon' a**holes - it's a f**king joke. You don't have to think it's funny, or even be on my twitter page at all."
"The idea that I wouldnt have any empathy 4 the victims or their families because I make a joke is absolutely ridiculous. U know that, right (sic)? Truly - you losers are literally trying to find s**t to get angry about. Channel your issues elsewhere."
Biggs also took aim at editors at gossip blog TMZ.com for reporting on his ill-advised Twitter joke and the subsequent backlash, writing, "Hey @tmz - well done on posting my face next to the wreckage of the plane - you might almost think I actually shot it down!"
Rocker Linda Perry has opened up about her incestuous sexual molestation hell at the hands of her half-brother in a new TV documentary. The 4 Non Blondes singer-turned-in-demand songwriter has revealed her feelings about brother Mark in a new Behind the Music special, which aired in America on Wednesday (16Jul14).
Admitting that her mother is "gonna be very unhappy abut this", Perry said, "My mother, she had two sons with another father; one was named Mark and he's like 16 years old and he molested me.
"It was a situation that kind of happened a few times and then it just stopped happening. When I would go tell my mum about it, she didn't believe me.
"For the longest time I was convinced it didn't happen because my mum made me feel like I was just making up these stories."
Perry's Brazilian-born mother appears in the documentary and dismisses the allegations against her son, insisting she never caught him fooling around with her daughter.
The lesbian star later turned her molestation hell into inspiration for her angry anthem Down on Your Face, adding, "It was about my brother and him making me feel dirty and bad."
The singer/songwriter admits her mum was a tyrant, who used abusive methods to discipline her kids, adding, "Women had to be very tough in my mum's day... My mum chained me up to the dog house, naked, because I was playing with the dog...
"She didn't see it as abuse; she saw it as discipline... My mum did some really f**ked up things... but I forgive my mum for her not knowing that she was hurting me."
Lady Gaga's former personal assistant is set to lift the lid on life with the superstar in a new tell-all book.
The Poker Face hitmaker endured a lengthy legal battle with Jennifer O'Neill after she sued the singer for allegedly failing to pay her overtime money.
The lawsuit, which was settled out of court last year (13), hit headlines when O'Neill testified that she was forced to sleep in the same bed as the singer, and was expected to be available to work every hour of the day.
Gaga hit back in a foul-mouthed deposition, branding her former assistant a "f**king hood rat" and accusing her of being bad at her job because she left the singer to carry her own luggage and unpack her own bags.
O'Neill has now landed a book deal with publishers at Atria Books and is writing a tell-all tome titled Fame Monster, a reference to Gaga's album of the same name.
Editors of New York Post gossip column Page Six report the book focuses on her time working for the singer between 2009 and 2011, and the deal is worth up to $1 million (£588,235).
Lady Gaga has joined a campaign to urge Californians to conserve water during the state's worst drought in decades. In a new video for the Save Our Water campaign, the Poker Face singer reveals she learned all about California's water shortage during a recent trip to the state.
She concludes her message by stating, "Do your part to save water."
The video comes six months after Governor Jerry Brown called for a 20 per cent cut in water usage. Updated results suggest conservation fell short of that figure.