Author

Loretta Donelan
  • Weekly Highlights: 'Glee' Gets Scandalous and More
    By: Loretta Donelan Jan 24, 2014
    nayarivera/Instagram Here are this week's highlights from VH1, Celebuzz, Flavorwire, and Hollywood.com. See the biggest award show wardrobe mistakes of all time. They really make you wonder about the fashions of yore, as well as about Cher's eyesight. Check out the gallery at VH1 Celebrity. It looks like Glee's 100th episode will be pretty risqué. Is it appropriate that Naya Rivera is wearing so little at what appears to be her high school? Find out more and decide for yourself at Celebuzz. In honor of The Wolf of Wall Street, here are other Wall Street horror stories. It's a dog eat dog world out there. Check out more fictional examples of Wall Street excess on Flavorwire. Was the last episode of How I Met Your Mother racist? "Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra" used yellowface, and Hollywood.com is not okay with it. Follow @Hollywood_com //
  • Mindy Kaling: Our Favorite Selfies
    By: Loretta Donelan Jan 24, 2014
    mindykaling/instagram The Mindy Project just celebrated its mid-season finale with a tension-filled and emotional episode that ended with a bang. To celebrate an excellent season, here are its star's best Instagram selfies. Mindy Kaling has the amazing gift of being simultaneously relatable and funnier than anyone you know. She's not ashamed of her love of pop culture and current trends, so it makes sense why her Instagram is filled with selfies, all of them hilariously captioned. Here are her best Instagram selfies. GALLERY: Mindy Kaling's Best Selfies Follow @Hollywood_com //
  • Weekly Highlights: Beyoncé Looking Unbelievable at Michelle Obama's Birthday and More
    By: Loretta Donelan Jan 21, 2014
    I Am Beyoncé/Tumblr Here are this week's highlights from VH1, Celebuzz, Flavorwire, and Hollywood.com. Read all about Sundance 2014 at Flavorwire.Find out how Aubrey Plaza is branching out, some crazy facts about George Takei, and more at Flavorwire. Of course Beyoncé was invited to Michelle Obama's 50th birthday bash. And of course she looked stunning. Check out some pictures and find out more about the event at Celebuzz. Do you remember award shows before Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosted them all? Unfortunately, we at Hollywood.com do. We're looking at you, James Franco and Anne Hathaway. Check out the worst award show hosts here. In honor of MLK day, here are some excellent movies about race. VH1 Celebrity picks the most entertaining (and least preachy) films about race. Follow @Hollywood_com //
  • Lady Gaga: Our Favorite Selfies
    By: Loretta Donelan Jan 17, 2014
    Instagram Lady Gaga has A LOT of selfies. They dominate her Instagram account. Though there are a bunch of the expected crazy costume pictures, there are a surprising amount that could belong to any star. Is it possible that Gaga's normal pictures are so unexpected that they are in fact abnormal? That's just something to ponder as you peruse her best Instagram selfies, below. GALLERY: Lady Gaga's Best Selfies Follow @Hollywood_com //
  • Weekly Highlights: The Women Leading Culture in 2014
    By: Loretta Donelan Jan 17, 2014
    Paul Schiraldi/Netflix Here are this week's highlights from VH1, Celebuzz, Flavorwire, and Hollywood.com. Wouldn't George Clooney and Sandra Bullock be a great couple? VH1 Celebrity think so. See the couples that they think should get together here. Check out some women who will be big in 2014. It looks like it will be a great year for powerful women. From author Helen Oyeyemi to Angelina Jolie, Flavorwire lists the women leading culture in 2014. Chuckle over these honest titles of the Oscar nominated movies. They may not be the real names, but they sure are accurate. We all knew that Her was actually about Siri. Find out all the other names at Celebuzz. Will Ferrell has a hilarious new show. It's called The Spoils of Babylon, and it's super weird. Find out more at Hollywood.com. Follow @Hollywood_com //
  • Weekly Highlights: A Supercut of Just Amy and Tina at the Golden Globes and More
    By: Loretta Donelan Jan 14, 2014
    NBC Here are this week's highlights from VH1, Celebuzz, Flavorwire, and Hollywood.com, all centering around the 2014 Golden Globes. Flavorwire made a supercut of the best part of the Globes: the hosts. Of course, we mostly just watched for Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Here's just their parts of the award show, compiled for your enjoyment. Brookline Nine-Nine star Terry Crews is not happy about being on VH1's worst dressed list. And he called them out on it at the Golden Globes. Check out the video of the hilarious confrontation at VH1 Celebrity. See everyone who got bleeped at the ceremony. It seems that it was a somewhat shoddy censoring job. Check out the video at Celebuzz. Let's face it. The Golden Globes were pretty weird this year. At least Hollywood.com thinks so. Find out their reasoning here. Follow @Hollywood_com //
  • Nicki Minaj: Our Favorite Selfies
    By: Loretta Donelan Jan 13, 2014
    nickiminaj/instagram Nicki Minaj recently won VH1's prestigious Rear of The Year Award. The accolades were primarily due to her Instagram account, which is full of sexy selfies, many of which, ahem, do not always focus on her face. Her signature theatricality is very present in her Instagram account, and of course she's channeling Barbie in a big way. Here are some of her best selfies. GALLERY: Our Favorite Nicki Minaj Selfies Follow @Hollywood_com //
  • Weekly Highlights: Elle Magazine's Sizism and More
    By: Loretta Donelan Jan 10, 2014
    Elle Here are some of this week's highlights from Flavorwire, VH1, Celebuzz, and Hollywood.com.  Check out history's best drunk award show moments. It happens to old pros like Meryl Streep and hip newcomers like Aubrey Plaza. See these fine, fine moments at VH1 Celebrity. Flavorwire calls out Elle Magazine's sizism. Stars with bodies that don't fit the super skinny Hollywood norm have recently been stuck with modest Elle covers. Find out what Flavorwire's Michelle Dean has to say about Mindy Kaling's recent cover. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are selling their gorgeous house. The couple's divorce has forced them to sell this L.A mansion. Check out the stunning photos of their home and find out its worth at Celebuzz. Hollywood.com pits the Affleck brother against each other. Ben's more famous, but Casey seems like more of an artist. Find out who comes out on top here.  Follow @Hollywood_com //
  • This 'Parks and Rec'-trospective Will Give You Goose Bumps
    By: Loretta Donelan Jan 09, 2014
    NBC Parks and Rec is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a special episode and this retrospective, which is literally amazing. It begins, as everything should begin, with a roundabout song and dance from Pawnee's most trusted newsman, Perd Hapley. Then, all of your favorite actors talk about their favorite moments from the show, and it's the cutest thing. It's so nice to know that Chris Pratt is basically Andy Dwyer in real life. It's also a lot of fun to look over the show's best moments – the cast really picked some gems. We will never be able to get over that slippery walk of glory across the ice to the podium either, Amy. Check out the 20-minute retrospective below.  Follow @Hollywood_com //
  • Jerry Seinfeld on 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,' Laugh Tracks, and Meditation
    By: Loretta Donelan Jan 07, 2014
    Robin Marchant/Getty It's a big deal when Jerry Seinfeld comes on Reddit. Apparently, Louis C.K. told him to do an AMA when they met for Seinfeld's new show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Unlike C.K., who is something of a Reddit veteran, Seinfeld did things a little differently. He answered Reddit's question from the Reddit offices, and at one point, he broke all the rules by asking a question himself: "Have you ever seen that grilled cheese truck around here? That food picture is great." Despite this hilarious break with tradition, Seinfeld was an AMA natural. Here are his best answers.  On his typically clean comedy act: "Well when I started out in comedy in the 70s, if you didn't do clean humor you weren't getting on TV, so I started doing that so I could be on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. And then when I saw what other people were doing, I just always wanted to be a little different." On a Seinfeld episode that almost went too far:"...There was one episode where Jerry bought a handgun. And we started making it and stopped in the middle and said "this doesn't work." We did the read-through and then cancelled it. A lot of other stuff happened, but trying to make that funny ended up being no fun." On laugh tracks: "This was something we struggled with quite often on Seinfeld. Because we had real laughs on the scenes that were shot in front of an audience, but then we would shoot other scenes that were not in front of the audience (which didn't have any laughs) and then it felt like a bit of a mismatch, so we tried to compromise and put in a subtle laugh track. I think that one of the fun things of a sitcom is feeling like you're in an audience even though you're home, watching it by yourself. I have to say I like some sitcoms with them and some without. Depends on the show." From user BAXter BEDford: Where did the idea of, in Seinfeld, your character being a comedian for a profession, but be the straight man for your friends, come from? I always thought that juxtapositioning for the show was genius."Very good observation and analysis on your part, Baxter. You are truly exhibiting a good comedic eye. The reason I would play straight was it was funnier for the scene. And very few people have ever remarked on this, because it was a conscious choice of mine, only because I knew it would make the show better, and I didn't care who was funny as long as somebody was funny and that the show was funny. So you have hit upon one of the great secret weapons of the Seinfeld series, was that I had no issue with that." On the Seinfeld bass line: "The composer was Jonathan Wolff, and we were trying to come up with something that would not interfere with the standup portion in the beginning of the show. We didn't know how iconic it was going to be." His favorite Seinfeld supporting character: "Newman would be my favorite supporting character. I mean, when I got to have a real evil nemesis like Superman would have, that was a dream come true for me. There's no superhero that doesn't have an evil nemesis, and I got to have one. And I love that nobody ever asks "Why didn't you like Newman?" No one ever asks me that, and no one ever questions it. There was no reason, but it was just fun." On his white sneaker collection: "It started with wanting to be Joe Namath of the 1969 New York jets, who at that time was one of the only football players to wear white shoes. And I wanted to be like him, so I always wore white sneakers. Also, Bill Cosby on I SPY always wore white sneakers. And they were my fashion icons." The comedian he'd like to feature on his new show: "Great, great question. Wow. I probably would have to say Charlie Chaplin in a Duesenberg." The best thing he gets to do on a daily basis: "That I get to do on a daily basis? Probably walk to work. I think that's about the coolest thing that there is. Or take my bike. If you can walk to work or take your bike on a daily basis, I think that's just about the coolest thing that there is. Every morning I listen to the traffic on the radio, and they talk about how they are jammed and I just laugh. I love traffic. I love traffic reports because I'm not in any of them." The Seinfeld line he quotes most often: "The only line I quote from the show (and I'll be very impressed if anybody out there remembers this line) is "If you're one of us, you'll take a bite." I find myself saying that to my kids a lot. It's a very obscure line, but George was working at some company where they all had lunch together, and he wasn't trying the apple pie, and the boss finally says "If you're one of us, you'll take a bite." A lot of times kids won't want to try certain foods, and so I'll use that line. Sometimes I'll quote Newman in flames screaming "Oh the humanity."" On writer's block: "Writer's block is a phony, made up, BS excuse for not doing your work." On revealing that he meditates: "I don't know if people were surprised, I would have to see all of their eyebrows to see if they go up. But meditation helps because it's the ultimate way to rest when you're working. It's just as simple as that." What he does on a day off: "It's usually, the kids and I will go get bagels and lox on a weekend. And then we'll come home and eat them." What he would do if he wasn't in comedy: "Die." Read the rest of the AMA, including some of Seinfeld's lengthier answers, here.  Follow @Hollywood_com //