Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul is considering a house move because fans keep showing up at his Hollywood home hoping for a glass of champagne and a chat. The appreciative actor admits he made a big mistake when he went public with the fact he offered devotees on a Hollywood stars tour trip beverages after he spotted them taking pictures of his pad - and his home has started to become a hang-out for all sorts of people.
Paul says, "(I gave them) champagne. (I was like), 'Hey, welcome to Hollywood!'
"But I have to be honest; it was just such a terrible idea... because now the majority of time, anytime I come home, people are there, waiting for their champagne. Word got out.
"It's a little scary. Sometimes I see people and I just turn the car around and drive away in the hope they will be gone by the time I get back."
The actor is now considering a move just to get away from his boozy fans.
He tells U.S. chat show host Conan O'Brien, "I went and looked at an open house the other day. I think I have to move. I live literally a 90 second walk above Sunset (Boulevard) and so it's just such an easy access."
Hollywood hunk Leonardo DiCaprio looks set to bounce back from his Oscars snub to be the big winner at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards after picking up six individual nominations. The Titanic actor, who missed out on a Best Actor prize at the Academy Awards on Sunday (02Mar14), is up for titles including Best Male Performance, Best Shirtless Performance and Best-Onscreen Duo with Jonah Hill for his turn as bad boy stockbroker Jordan Belfort in The Wolf Of Wall Street.
The film itself is nominated for eight prizes, as is American Hustle, while The Hunger Games: Catching Fire follows closely behind with seven. All three films are up for Movie of the Year, alongside 12 Years A Slave and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Competing with DiCaprio for Best Male Performance are Bradley Cooper (American Hustle), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave), Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), and Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club).
The actresses vying for the Best Female Performance award are Amy Adams (American Hustle), Jennifer Aniston (We're the Millers), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), and Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years A Slave).
As well as the serious acting honours, the ceremony also celebrates the light-hearted side of film, including a prize for the best kissing scene - this year's (14) contenders include Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams for American Hustle, and James Franco, who won a nod for smooching both Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens in Spring Breakers.
The winners will be announced at the prizegiving in Los Angeles on 13 April (14). The ceremony will be hosted by Conan O'Brien.
Seth Meyers officially threw his hat in the late night ring this week as the new host of NBC's Late Night. See the highlights of his first week on the job and remember to check back here at Hollywood.com every weekend for your weekly late night talk show highlights.
"Fake or Florida"Seth Meyer's breakout bit of the week was an odd little game show about that kooky place in the USA that calls itself The Sunshine State.
Rudd Battles FallonPaul Rudd absolutely shamed Jimmy Fallon into submission with a this one-sided lip sync battle.
Late Night TakeoverTwo of the greatest thespians of our time, Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellan, try their hand at hosting a late night talk show.
EscandaloThe folks over at Jimmy Kimmel Live! put together a hilarious Latino-flavored parody of ABC's Scandal.
Take That, ArizonaThis hilarious sketch from Conan O'Brien takes a jab at the Grand Canyon State for its anti-gay laws.
Acrobatic ArcheryThis "Stupid Human Trick" really missed the mark on Late Show with David Letterman – she really should've aimed for Letterman's crotch.
Show Me the Digital MoneyJon Stewart lampoons banks such as Credit Suisse for its role in financial marketplace fraud.
A Decade of LoveAdam Sandler and Drew Barrymore profess their on-screen love that has lasted 10 years on The Tonight Show.
Military Over-SpendingWhen Stephen Colbert found out that America is spending billions of dollars on useless military equipment, the fake political pundit doubled down on more spending!
Suit of the LoomJimmy Kimmel debuted his brand new suit, made completely from authentically loomed rubber band braids.
Waste Paper BasketballJimmy Fallon and Miami Heat's LeBron James rapped about their favorite office distraction.
"I'm going to shake things up and start with a monologue." That's how Seth Meyers kicked off his first episode of Late Night, effectively setting the tone of the new incarnation of the NBC staple. Meyers' Late Night stuck as closely to the traditional talk show model as possible, feeling entirely "familiar" as it moved from joke to joke through his new segments and interviews. At times, Late Night felt like an extended "Weekend Update" segment, although the familiarity of that format might have provided Meyers with a much-needed sense of comfort. Almost all of his current events-themed jokes landed, and overall, he appeared to be pretty relaxed for someone attempting to launch a brand new talk show. Despite, however, the episode being tightly paced and funny, some have taken issue with the fact that Meyers didn't really do anything different with his hour. Thus far, it appears that the main critique of Late Night with Seth Meyers has been the fact that it doesn't seem to break any new ground. But does it really need to?
As far as the late night talk show format is concerned, Meyers was practically tailor-made for the job. His tenure on "Weekend Update" has given him the ability to deliver practically any joke he's handed, which means his monologue will be reliably well-crafted and funny. It also means that when a joke doesn't land — like with one of his monologue bits about a congressman disguising himself as a UPS driver — he takes it in stride, moving quickly along to the next punchline. Meyers is also an excellent straight man, a talent he honed on SNL, which not only allows him to play off the goofier sensibilities of his bandleader, Fred Armisen, but will also likely come in handy during his interviews. Simply put, Meyers' first episode played to his strengths, which meant that the first episode felt like it might as well have been his 80th.
In the run up to Meyers' and Jimmy Fallon's premieres, there has been a lot of discussion about the late night talk show landscape, with so many new shows vying for attention. Each show has a different tone, a different premise, which allows it to stand out from the all of the other talk shows currently crowding the field. Fallon is up-beat and goofy, Conan O'Brien is cynical and weird, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are political satirists, Chris Hardwick is aiming straight for the social media-obsessed, millennial audience. Compared to all of those other hosts, Meyers has no schtick, no vivid niche that he can tap into in order to earn himself a target audience. The risk here is that he will end up lost in the shuffle, no matter how amusing his interviews are or how funny his original segments may be. Without breaking any new ground, Meyers might be unable to distinguish himself from the pack, and the viewers that caught his premiere episode might get bored and move on to a new show.
On the other hand, perhaps staying traditional is exactly what Meyers needs to do. Despite being the first time he's hosted his own program, Monday's Late Night was stronger, funnier, and overall more impressive than Fallon's first week at The Tonight Show has been. Where most shows struggle in the first few weeks to find their tone and their audience, Meyers hit the ground running, delivering a solid episode on his first try. Of course, this doesn't mean that the new Late Night won't have any issues in its first few weeks or even months, but where it took The Tonight Show or @midnight some time to figure out how to play to the host's strengths, Meyers found his sweet spot almost immediately, simply by sticking to what he knew.
Perhaps, with all of the new, innovative shows that now take up the hours between 11 PM and 1 AM, the thing that will allow Meyers to stand out the most is by adhering to the standard format. It's likely that as he becomes more comfortable at his new desk, he'll be more willing to experiment with new segments and sketches. His rapport with Armisen and goofy bits like "Costas Vision," in which the audience gets to see the Olympics as Bob Costas did through his eye infection, proves that he's willing to drop some of the formality in favor getting a little weird on the show. Since he's already promised that both Armisen and the show's writers will eventually turn up as different characters, it seems as if Meyers has some potentially ground-breaking things planned. He has a good amount of time in order to try new things and see what works best for the show, but right now it seems that what's working best is just sticking to what he — and we — are already familiar with.
Meyers has always said that he's much better at setting up another character than he is at taking on the role himself, and so it seems that is exactly what he plans to do with Late Night. In a way, it seems as if this might be Meyers in his purest form: the sarcastic straight man, willing to be a little goofy, but mostly trying to make everyone around him look better, and it seems to be working for Meyers, as his first episode is one of the stronger late night premieres to hit television screens. So maybe Meyers is a little too traditional, a little too expected. But as long as the jokes continue to be funny, we might as well just enjoy them.
Actor Jason Biggs has become a father for the first time after his wife Jenny Mollen gave birth on Saturday (15Feb14). Mollen announced the baby news on Instagram.com on Tuesday (18Feb14), after posting a series of videos documenting the birth of little Sid.
She wrote, "February 15th, 2014 5:00 pm babybiggs."
The American Pie star and Mollen wed in 2008 and they announced the pregnancy in July (13).
It appears the baby was over a week late as Biggs revealed last year (13) the tot was due on 4 February (14).
He told chat show host Conan O'Brien that he was concerned the baby's birth might interfere with his Super Bowl plans.
Biggs explained, "The Super Bowl is in New Jersey this year, it's right where I grew up and I'm on the host committee... I don't know what the hell that means but I know that it comes with two tickets to the Super Bowl.
"Obviously I'll still love the kid whenever it's born... I hope he's not an a**hole and is born right before the Super Bowl."
Fans of Sherlock Holmes will soon be able to visit an interactive attraction dedicated to the detective in Portsmouth, England. The $40 million (£25 million) site will be located in the city where author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle dreamed up the character. The attraction will combine plot re-enactments with character holograms for an interactive experience.
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With Jay Leno's second (and hopefully final) departure from The Tonight Show, the torch has officially been passed. SNL vet Jimmy Fallon is now set to take over the program after his wildly successful tenure on Late Night. NBC has announced which guests will be joining Fallon on the couch for his first week as host, and the list spans the gamut of Hollywood's heaviest hitters. With such an impressive lineup scheduled for his first few shows, we decided to compare Fallon's first week with the first weeks of the other recent recipients of The Tonight Show. So how does The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon stack up?
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (2014)Monday: Guest: Will Smith/Musical Guest: U2Tuesday: Guests: Jerry Seinfeld, Kristen Wiig/Musical Guest: Lady GagaWednesday: Guest: Bradley Cooper/Musical Guest: Tim McGrawThursday: Guests: First Lady Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell/Musical Guest: Arcade FireFriday: Guest: Justin Timberlake
Star Power: 10/10Musical Guests: 9/10Overall:Jimmy Fallon's fun and frenetic late night style has celebrity guests smitten. This fact is clear from the sheer star power he was able to attract for his first couple shows. Huge stars like Will Smith, Jerry Seinfeld, and even the FLOTUS herself, Michelle Obama are showing up to inaugurate Fallon into the 11:30 timeslot. Even more impressive are the musical guests. From U2 to Arcade Fire, there's a good mix of old and new favorites. The only caveat is that there's a lack R&B or hip hop. A bit of Kanye or Beyonce would have gone a long way.
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)Monday: Guest: Will Ferrell/Musical Guest: Pearl JamTuesday: Guest: Tom Hanks/ Musical Guest: Green DayWednesday: Guest: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bradley Cooper/Musical Guest: Sheryl CrowThursday: Guest: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joel McHale/Musical Guest: John Mayer TrioFriday: Guest: Ryan Seacrest, Patton Oswalt/Musical Guest: Chickenfoot
Star Power: 8/10Musical Guests: 7/10Overall:Conan O'Brien started off his short-lived time as host of The Tonight Show on fire, with Will Ferrell and Tom Hanks making up his first two shows, but the week cools off considerably with Gwyneth Paltrow and Ryan Seacrest capping off the end of the week. Seacrest is fine and good, but he's not the caliber of guest that should be finishing off your "coming out" week. The musical guests suffer a similar fate as the regular ones: the week starts off strong with Pearl Jam and Greenday, but tapers off with Chickenfoot rounding out the Friday show.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2010)Monday: Guest: Jamie Foxx, Lindsey Vonn/Musical Guest: Brad PaisleyTuesday: Guest: Sarah Palin, Shaun White/Musical Guest: Adam LambertWednesday: Guest: Chelsea Handler, Apolo Ohno/Musical Guest: Avril LavigneThursday: Guest: Matthew McConaughey, Brett Favre/Musical Guest: LifehouseFriday: Guest: Morgan Freeman, Jason Reitman/Musical Guest: Robin Thicke
Star Power: 7/10Musical Guests: 7/10Overall:It seems that people weren't so excited to welcome back Jay Leno so soon after leaving The Tonight Show less than a year earlier. Leno's return to The Tonight Show was less of an event, and more of a "been there, done that" sort of affair as many saw Leno as the bad guy in the demise of O'Brien's incarnation of The Tonight Show. Jamie Foxx is a great opener, but Sarah Palin lost a lot of her novelty by the time 2010 rolled around. Chelsea Handler is just another late night host, and Matthew McConaughey was still in the middle of his transition between shirtless heartthrob and A-list serious actor. The musical guests are similarly disappointing with Avril Lavigne, Lifehouse, and a pre-'Blurred Lines' Robin Thicke making up the underwhelming lineup.
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When Jimmy Fallon joined the late-night talk show race, his relentless positivity and genuine interest in every single guest, from teen queens to multiple Oscar winners, stood in stark contrast to the cranky competitiveness that pervaded that landscape. On Feb. 24, fellow nice guy Seth Meyers trades his Weekend Update desk for one at Late Night and the scales tip further. TV just got a lot friendlier, post-Primetime.
Jay Leno signed off of The Tonight Show on Feb. 6... for the second time. The Leno/Conan O'Brien hand-off debacle raised a lot of hackles. Even the usually congenial O'Brien let his anger and disappointment be known in the documentary Conan O'Brien Can't Stop. Over on CBS, David Letterman seems to be increasingly uninterested in learning anything about his guests, sometimes drawing the line at their names. Now Fallon and Meyers join Craig Ferguson in the small club of hosts unimpeded (at least outwardly) by long-term grudges, blood feuds, etc.
Academy Award producers reacted to the backlash to Seth MacFarlane's hosting performance by replacing him with the kind and almost wholly uncontroversial Ellen DeGeneres. And now, the late-night pendulum is swinging back the other way too. As much fun as it's been to spend night after night after night with uber-rich comics oozing equal amounts of hubris and self-loathing, audiences have responded to Fallon's role as a good-natured fan who can show off while letting his guests show off too. Can we count on Seth Meyers to exude the same perpetual glee as Jimmy, with just a tad more snark? And, more importantly, who will be the Timberlake to his Fallon? We're hoping it's Amy Poehler. We will also accept Bill Hader, in character as Stefon.
Who do you think will reign late-night as the "King of Nice"? Seth or Jimmy? Leave your thoughts in the comments!
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For nearly 22 years, Jay Leno served as the host of late night's most venerable franchise, The Tonight Show. For the second and presumably last time, Leno bade a farewell to all those who stayed up late with him. Check out the highlights of his last week on the show and remember to keeping coming back here at Hollywood.com for your weekly late night highlights.
"A Heartfelt Goodnight"We'll start with how it all ended. At the end of his last show as the host of The Tonight Show, Jay Leno fought back tears during his goodbye. He kept it together up until that moment when the finality of it all finally got to him. Whatever your thoughts are about Jay, it's hard not to get a lump in your throat especially when he quotes Johnny Carson's own farewell on The Tonight Show, "I bid you all a heartfelt goodnight."
Auf Wiedersehen, TonightBut before things became sappy, Billy Crystal livened things up. Having the distinction of being Leno's first and last guest, Crystal wanted to give Leno a goodbye to remember. A la "The Sound of Music," Crystal ushered in a musical farewell featuring Jack Black, Kim Kardashian, Chris Paul, Jim Parsons, Sheryl Crow, Carol Burnett, and Orpah Winfrey.
What's Next for Jay?Everybody has his own opinion on what Leno should do next. Check out this extended version with more celebrities that was not seen on TV!
The Gravity of the MomentOf course Leno wasn't the only one who became all teary-eyed all week. Sandra Bullock showed her emotional side during her Tonight Show eulogy to Leno.
Thanks for the MemoriesGoodbye Jay! And thanks for all of these great moments on The Tonight Show.
Soccer PunchedJimmy Fallon also wrapped his run as host of Late Night this week, beginning with a thorough ass-kicking in "bubble soccer" by Chris Pratt and Colin Farrell.
Rockin' Out from Late NightFallon's goodbye was more lighthearted affair, courtesy of a joint musical performance with The Muppets.
Zombie EqualityIn other late night talk show highlights, Conan O'Brien celebrated the return of The Walking Dead from its winter hiatus with a zombie-themed cold opening and cable's first zombie lesbian kiss!
F**k You, CelebritiesThe latest "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets," the cast of The Monuments Men took the full brunt of the Internets.
Damon vs. Kimml XCVIIIThe latest matchup of Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel's perpetual feud was literally extinguished by the end of Thursday night's show. The final score was Kimmel 8,521 - Damon 0.