Kelsea Stahler
Celebrity Editor Kelsea Stahler was born in a pile of dirt. Okay, she was actually born in an old Naval hospital in San Diego, which then became a pile of dirt and remained as such for a number of years before becoming a parking lot perfectly sized for circus tents, and finally a museum. She eventually left San Diego to attend New York University, where she studied Journalism and English literature — two less-than profitable liberal arts degrees about which guidance counselors warned her. Against all odds, she now resides in Brooklyn, where she fights the constant fear that the locals will soon discover she isn’t quite cool enough to live there, and makes a living writing absurd, pop culture features about Batman, zombies, vampires, funny people, and Ron Swanson.
  • It's Official: The Internet is Obsessed With Jon Hamm's Penis
    By: Kelsea Stahler March 20, 2013 1:57pm EST
    Jon Hamm is a man. Therefore, by reasonable forms of logic, Jon Hamm also has a penis. Jon Hamm also allegedly likes to go commando. By more reasonable forms of logic, that means sometimes the presence of said penis is not only inherently known, but visually known as well. Naturally, this means it merits major coverage every time Hamm dons some khakis or a pair of short shorts. Naturally.  RELATED: Jon Hamm Smolders in New 'Mad Men' Pics Its most recent outing was reportedly on the set of Mad Men, where the member caused such a storm that, apparently, AMC had to ask that Hamm keep it in his pouch, or some pouch or underwear of any kind. According to the New York Daily News, Hamm's "impressive anatomy" is such a problem and '60s-style pants are so tight, a staffer had to ask him to please stuff his staff in some tighty whiteys. It's reportedly such an "impressive" problem that the promotional materials had to be Photoshopped so as not to broadcast the magnificence of Hamm's trouser snake.  But it's not the first time his swizzle has caused a stir. Last year, Hamm strolled down a New York City street with girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt and the Internet had a field day. If you looked closely at the paparazzi photos, the distinct outline of Hamm's package was visible and the Internet went wild. The notable appendage even has its own social media pages on Facebook and Twitter (@JonsHamm, if you're curious). Our parents must be so proud.  RELATED: Who's Hand is Jon Hamm Holding in this 'Mad Men' Poster? Still, there is a positive element in all this: If we're ogling Hamm's littler Hamm, it levels the playing field. We, as a society, love to point out the presence of sideboob and the lack of a bra on any starlet whose misfortune it is to wander in front of a photographer's camera. The boob talk is an age old practice, serving to reverse the equally old saying "My eyes are up here." Granted, the penis is a sex object moreso than a woman's breasts, which most clothing is meant to show off, which is why it feels slightly more unseamly to ooh and ahh over Hamm's penis and its ever-present nature. Which is why I'm offering this suggestion: Maybe we can try a little harder to keep it in our pants.  RELATED: 'Mad Men' Season 6 Spoilers (That We Totally Made Up) Ogling is unavoidable. If Hamm choses to wear tight pants without an underwear barrier, we're going to see what he's packing and we're going to be forced to appreciate it, just as we're forced to appreciate the wondrous existence of Christina Hendricks' impeccable bosom in every dress she ever wears. (The universe is a wonderful place, after all.) But do we have to talk at length about it? Can't we just take it for what it is and move on? Isn't the whole appeal of the subject (male and female assets) the visual delight? Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler [Photo Credit: Spash News] You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude ScenesYoung Jack Black Is Totally Unrecognizable
  • 'Croods' Star Nicolas Cage Says The Sequel Should Be Like 'Star Trek'
    By: Kelsea Stahler March 20, 2013 12:07pm EST
      The Croods may be about a family discovering new worlds in their stone-age setting — places in which whales walk on land and tigers are rainbow-colored — but the voice of head caveman Grug, Nicolas Cage, is ready to move his family on to the final frontier: Space. When he sat down with (video below), Cage told us all about how the cro-magnon crew could boldly go where no caveman has gone before. RELATED: 'Croods' Star Emma Stone Teaches Ryan Reynolds About GIFs -VIDEO "I want to see the Croods in space so that way we have all the Jetsons and the Flintstones all rolled into one," he says. But it's not just about circumstance, The Croods employs a wild sense of imagination, taking us and the caveman clan (comprised of characters voiced by Emma Stone, Cloris Leachman, Catherine Keener, and Clark Duke) into spectacular landscapes full of exotic vegetation and even more exotic animals, something that could be even more fantastical in space. "You could take it to the next level in terms of landscapes. You could Star Trek it, there could be an entire planet that is purple," says Cage.  But Cage's character Grug might not actually be up for that kind of adventure. His mode of operation is hiding from anything new or unknown, something his daughter Eep (Stone) rebels against rather vehemently when she meets a new friend, Guy (Ryan Reynolds). Cage says Grug's anti-exploration position couldn't be further from his style.  RELATED: 'The Croods' Think Ideas Are For Weaklings - CLIP "I don't relate to Grug, I really dont... I'd even cringe when I had lines like 'New is bad' and 'Never not be a afraid,'" he says. "I want to face the unknown, I want to go on road trips and go to wild places and explore," adds Cage with the caveat that as a father himself, he does understand the want to protect one's children. And even with all of Grug's safety at all costs rhetoric, the film still makes sure to give even the youngest children the benefit of the doubt. "[The movie] doesn't talk down to kids, it knows how intelligent they are," says Cage. The intelligent, creative, visually-stunning film and Cage's vocal stylings will hit movie screens March 22.  Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude ScenesYoung Jack Black Is Totally Unrecognizable
  • Shailene Woodley, Queen of Y.A.? Starlet Joining 'Fault in Our Stars' Too
    By: Kelsea Stahler March 19, 2013 5:22pm EST
    Shailene Woodley wants all the Young Adult fiction roles, it seems. After nabbing the lead in Divergent's adaptation back in October, Woodley is stacking up another Y.A. role in The Fault in Our Stars, John Green's bestseller which managed to transcend the Y.A. curse and become Time Magazine's top book of 2012. No wonder the Secret Life of the American Teenager star is making a beeline for this movie; she is a perfect hybrid of tween appeal and critically acclaimed dramatic chops (need we remind you about The Descendants?), just like Green's book.  RELATED: Shailene Woodley Joins 'Divergent': Will It Work? According to Deadline, Woodley is in final negotiations to play the lead role of Hazel Grace Lancaster, a young cancer patient who falls in love with her fellow cancer support group member. Despite its grim premise, the book captures the vibrance and energy of the two lovers, whose experience is more about finding the joy in life, no matter what lies ahead, rather than focusing on the finite time available to them. Woodley certainly has the skills to tap into this character; she traversed this type of territory adeptly as the angry teenage daughter to George Clooney and her cancer patient mother in the funny and touching film The Descendants.  RELATED: 'Secret Life' Poster: Everything's Coming Up Roses for Shailene Woodley Between The Fault in Our Stars, her role in Divergent, and her upcoming turn as Mary Jane Watson to Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man, Woodley is on the cusp of a pretty sizable moment. She lost a little momentum after the buzz of her Oscar-winning Clooney starrer died down, but it has served as enough of a determining factor to nab her some serious roles outside of her ABC Family claim to fame. And now, it's all happening.  Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler [Photo Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic] You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude ScenesYoung Jack Black Is Totally Unrecognizable
  • That Anna Nicole Smith Opera Is Coming Stateside in Brooklyn
    By: Kelsea Stahler March 19, 2013 4:40pm EST
    They said it would never work. They were afraid something as sophisticated and time-tested as opera couldn't withstand the force of former reality show personality and pop culture phenomenon Anna Nicole Smith. They were wrong. So wrong, in fact, that they (whoever they are) can go ahead and eat their words: Anna Nicole, Mark-Anthony Turnage's opera about the fascinating, late celeb is coming to Brooklyn in September, according to the New York Times.  RELATED: Elton John's Biopic Musical is Coming Smith, who died in 2007 of a prescription drug overdose, lived a life that entertained celeb culture fans for years. The former Playmate and model married 89-year-old oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall in 1994, sending fans of all things unbelievable into a frenzy. She later nabbed her own reality show, which was promoted with the most honest tagline ever: "It's not supposed to be funny. It just is." How will all of this nonsense fit into this opera? Will it be funny... intentionally? Or will it be a sensitive portrait of a young, former waitress from Texas who somehow morphed into one of America's most controversial stars by the time she was 27 years old? Perhaps it's a bit of both? That's what audiences at the show's first run in London's Royal Opera House thought of it, anyway. RELATED: 'Aladdin' Musical on Track for 2014 The opera will open the Brooklyn Academy of Music's New Wave Festival this fall, but it stands to be determined whether or not American audiences will warm to the Jerry Spring Musical composer's take on the former tabloid queen.  Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler [Photo Credit: Alastair Muir/Rex/Rex USA] You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude ScenesYoung Jack Black Is Totally Unrecognizable
  • PBS Wants You To Know That 'Downton Abbey' Is Its Highest Rated Drama, Duh
    By: Kelsea Stahler March 19, 2013 1:49pm EST
    Drumroll please, because I am about to drop a massive truth bomb on you. I don't know if you can handle all these numbers and facts, I really don't. Brace yourself: Downton Abbey, the most talked about PBS series ever and one that is responsible for the question, "Are you more of a Lady Mary or a Lady Edith?" is the most-watched drama series the public-supported network has ever seen. How'd your mind grapes handle that news? RELATED: Shirley McLaine Returing on 'Downton Abbey' Okay, your mind grapes are probably fine, because of course Downton Abbey has generated so much buzz over its three-season run (most of which can probably be attributed to Maggie Smith's amazing one-liners) that there's no way it wouldn't be the top rated dramatic series PBS has in its arsenal. Season 3 saw an average of 11.5 million viewers an episode with a whopping 24 million viewers cumulatively over the course of the season, according to PBS. RELATED: 'Downton Abbey' Is Making You A Secret Republican And with the the big (spoiler alert) Series 3 finale which saw Matthew Crawley's end (and the beginning of the slightly-disconcerting-Dan-Stevens era), things can only get better. What will they do now that Lady Mary no longer has a husband? Who will she shower with condescending compliments, coos, and kisses now? What will Carson have to say (with furrowed brow) about all of this? Will Lord Grantham still be the worst?  Find out next season, on PBS's highest-rated drama. (Sorry, Antiques Roadshow.) Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler [Photo Credit: PBS] You Might Also Like:Topanga's Revealing Lingerie Shoot: Hello '90s! 25 Stars Before They Were Famous
  • Adam Scott's 'Office' Role That Wasn't Or: Why Ben Wyatt Almost Ended Up With Pam Beasley
    By: Kelsea Stahler March 19, 2013 1:10pm EST
    Adam Scott almost stole Pam Beasley from Jim. Well, from the Jim we know and love. Before John Krasinski became the adorable, floppy-haired jokester of The Office, Scott (Parks and Recreation) auditioned for the same role, according to EW, forcing us to wonder what could have been.  RELATED: Ricky Gervais in 'The Office: Revisited' - VIDEO If Scott, the somewhat slighter actor had been wooing Pam Beasley (Jenna Fisher, or in another casting universe Anne Dudek or Mary Lynn Rajskub), would he have been able to pull off all those slick pranks on Dwight (Rainn Wilson in our world, Upright Citizens Brigade co-founder Matt Besser in the alternate one)? Or would he, like his Parks and Rec character Ben, be someone what of a klutz, and charm Pam with his unbelievably goofy, sexy elf king stature? Could he have made "Are we having fun yet?" an actual catchphrase? The possibilities are endless. But one thing is for certain: we'd never have learned the romantic wonderment of the Ben Wyatt/Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler... and in alternate universe: Amy Poehler. Because she is a goddess.) on Parks and Rec. So, basically, we should be thanking Krasinski for being really, really ridiculously charming and nabbing the role of Jim.  RELATED: 'Parks and Rec' Recap: Ben and Leslie's Wedding And Melissa McCarthy's husband, Ben Falcone, should be thanking his lucky stars that he (and other Michael Scott potential Alan Tudyk of Firefly) didn't nab the lead role that eventually went to Steve Carell and made him a superstar. Reason One: Carell is amazing and no one should be deprived of his first five seasons of genius. Two: Now his claim to fame gets to be as the Bridesmaids Air Marshall with a gun where the sun don't shine and a strange naked-hungry-bear-eating-sandwich fetish.  Of course, despite varying gripes about the later seasons of The Office, we can't deny how grateful we were for the series in the perfection of its first few seasons. It's fun to think about what could have been, but I for one, wouldn't have changed a single thing about the U.S. Office.  Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler [Photo Credit:]NBC; Wenn(2) You Might Also Like:Topanga's Revealing Lingerie Shoot: Hello '90s! 25 Stars Before They Were Famous
  • Crazy: Han Solo, Rambo, and Harvey Keitel Swap Guns for Thumbs (Up) — PICS
    By: Kelsea Stahler March 19, 2013 12:30pm EST
    It's a kinder, gentler movie blog. Thumbs & Ammo takes the most iconic, gun centric movie shots at renders them upbeat. All it takes is a little Photoshop. RELATED: What If Michael Haneke Directed Star Wars Ep. 7? Unearthed by PetaPixel, Thumbs & Ammo runs with the tagline "Real tough guys don't need guns, they just need a positive, can-do attitude." And everyone, from James Bond to Angelina Jolie to Indiana Jones, has been changed to a really upbeat guy or gal — no guns necessary.  RELATED: Yippe-Ki-Yay-What? 5 Wierdest Die-Hard Riffs Now, it's not totally clear whether or not this blog has any ulterior motive aside from a little photoshop fun, but it touches on the hot-button topic of guns in movies in an interesting way. What would movies look like without guns? Probably not quite like this, but they'd be greatly changed for sure. Take a look for yourself: Who's got two thumbs and a mischevious disposition? This guy. Good going, Han. Rambo really applauds your positive attitude.  Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler [Photo Credits: Thumbs & Ammo (3)] You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude ScenesYoung Jack Black Is Totally Unrecognizable
  • Justin Timberlake Says '20/20' Album Part 2 Is Happening: Commence The Squealing
    By: Kelsea Stahler March 19, 2013 11:18am EST
      As it turns out, Questlove (or ?uestlove, if you're a purist) was right. When the Roots drummer (and music journalist, DJ, producer, professor, all around super human) announced on his blog that Justin Timberlake had only delivered half of the 20/20 Experience, some of us were inclined to think it was too good to be true. The first 10 songs, currently streaming on iTunes for free, are incredible (if a little long), could we really be lucky enough to get 10 more? According to JT, the answer is yeahhhhh. RELATED: Questlove Announces Second Justin Timberlake Album Monday night at a release party in Los Angeles, Timberlake confirmed the news of a second album, saying the rumors were true and that we've only heard the first half of the 20/20 Experience. While Timberlake has yet to announce a release date, his announcement was still met with delighted screams, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  And scream we should. Timberlake's triumphant return (no matter how many people were originally disappointed by "Suit and Tie") has been a glorious one, full of dapper suits, sophisticated music, and yes, the abolishment of the JT curl (which is what I'm calling his specific brand of curly hairdo) for the slicked back suavity of his timeless new look. RELATED: Justin Timberlake '20/20 Experience' Album Review We've waited so long for this, how bad could it be to wait a bit longer for a double dose? Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler [Photo Credit: Felix Kästle/Picture Alliance/AP Images]  You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude ScenesYoung Jack Black Is Totally Unrecognizable
  • 'The Croods' Star Emma Stone Teaches Ryan Reynolds What a GIF Is — VIDEO
    By: Kelsea Stahler March 19, 2013 10:45am EST
    Friday, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds are going back in time as Eep the cavegirl and Guy the, well, guy in Dreamworks' The Croods. We sat down with the duo to understand just how into their characters they really got. RELATED: Emma Stone Learns About Shoes In The Croods Clip Eep, along with her family led by Grug (Nicholas Cage) are forced out of their cave home when the first apocalypse starts to rip through their world. With the help of Guy, and his adorable sloth friend Belt, they navigate the strange imaginative world beyond their cave, a place where whales walk on land and rabbits are over seven feet tall. The lush scenery surrounds and confounds them all the way, but Guy only has eyes for the strong and independent Eep.  RELATED: Watch The Croods Trailer Stone jokes that she really "likes a guy she can throw over her shoulder," something that doesn't make Reynolds feel emmasculated at all. But the real fun starts when Reynolds admits (dunh-dunh-duuuuunh — to steal his furry co-star's favorite line) he doesn't know what a GIF is. Luckily, he's got the queen of GIFs, Stone (who is well aware of her existance on Tumblr as an animated icon), sitting right next to him. She sets him right, complete with a little dance performance, just prime for GIFing.  Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler
  • Of Course Ben Affleck's Next Movie Might Feature Patriotism and Boston
    By: Kelsea Stahler March 19, 2013 10:37am EST
    This is a natural progression if we've ever seen one: Ben Affleck was simply the actor/writer who came into great fame by winning an Oscar with his pal Matt Damon for Good Will Hunting, the tale of a young Bostonian supergenius; next, he jumped into the director's seat to take audiences on well-crafted trips through Boston's criminal underbelly in Gone Baby Gone and The Town. In 2012, he chronicled the life and story of true patriot C.I.A. operative Tony Mendez in Best Picture-winner Argo. Is it any surprise Warner Bros. is hoping to get Affleck on the first train back to Boston for his next movie? Or that the premise is that of the American Revolution? No, it's not. At all.  RELATED: Ben Affleck's 'Argo' Gets Best Picture Statue from the FLOTUS The screen rights for the book Bunker Hill: A City, A Seige, and A Revolution (which doesn't hit shelves until April 30) were just purchased by Warner Bros. as a vehicle for Affleck and his own Pearl Street Films, according to Deadline. Affleck is busy writing, directing, and starring in Live By Night, and adaptation of the Dennis Lane novel, and will likely turn the writing duties over to the man who served as his scribe on Argo, Chris Terrio.  RELATED: Ben Affleck Shaves Off His Wonderful Beard And with all those pieces in place (patriotism, Bahs-ton, and the Argo writer) could it be that Affleck is coming back for round two with the academy after his major Best Director snub for 2012's Argo? The set-up certainly seems promising.  Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler [Photo Credit: FayesVision/WENN] You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude ScenesYoung Jack Black Is Totally Unrecognizable