This morning VH1 and the Broadcast Film Critics Association announced the nominees for the 13th annual Critics’ Choice Awards, which VH1 head-honcho Tom Calderone called “the New Hampshire primary” of awards season. Leading the passel is Into the Wild, which picked up nods for Best Picture, Best Director (Sean Penn), Best Actor (Emile Hirsch) and Best Supporting Actress (Catherine Keener). Meanwhile, Juno, No Country for Old Men, Atonement, Michael Clayton, Hairspray and Sweeney Todd (which hasn’t even come out yet!) were no slouches, either, garnering multiple nominations. On-hand to help out were NY1‘s film critic Neil Rosen, renowned for his Big Apple rating scale, and, of course, Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei, currently appearing in a theater near you as part of the cast of Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.
The action goes down on January 7th, 2008, broadcast live by VH1 from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles, hosted by comedian D.L. Hughley. For a complete list of nominees — start those fantasy movie pools soon, people — check criticschoice.vh1.com.
Punk Bumped Posted by 9:57 PM EST
Despite the fact that New York could find no bad qualities in Punk, she still kicked him off the show. Was she right in doing so? And will the uncontrollable force that’s drawing her to Buddha backfire?
Oh man. Janice is asking to get her ass kicked, and I know the woman who’s gonna do it! While talking with Al Roker on The Today Show this morning, Janice Dickinson discussed her modeling show as well as the recent controversy over pictures of Jennifer Love Hewitt that were labeled as fat by the media. The self-proclaimed “first supermodel” said that Jen Love “is a healthy, not emaciated woman,” and then blabbed, “You want to see someone who’s fat? I’m sorry, Tyra. Tyra Banks is fat.”
Oh snap! She says she’s sorry now, but she’s gonna really be sorry when “fat” Tyra whoops her ass! In case you forget how Tyra throws down, click on the video clip above. We know Janice is all fierce and shizz, but she’s nothing against Tyra. And really, she’d be nothing these days without Tyra. Maybe Janice should put her ego on a diet. [Huffington Post]
Were you stoked for yesterday’s episode of The Shot? In the last installment, the contestants were asked to capture alternative beauty among breakdancers, and then to show the purity and pulchritudinous aspects of skin–with the help of Dave Navarro. Weird. And therein lies the core of the show, which pits 10 up-and-coming fashion photographers against each other for the chance to win $100,000, a spread in Marie Claire, and a Victoria’s Secret campaign–all the while being judged by a he-Tyra with an Australian accent, Russell James. Catch up on what you missed. Check the recap below.
It looks like Paris DID learn something in prison – how to kick the sh*t out of another woman! The heiress apparently freaked when she discovered her on-again off-again flame, Greek shipping heir hottie Stavros Niarchos, macking on another girl in Miami last week. After noticing her man ignoring her for another woman, Paris went up to them and screamed at the unlucky lady (who happens to be her BFF Brandon Davis’ ex-girlfriend). The next night she attempted the same tactic to get Stav’s attention, but added some sexy dancing to spice up her wooing. Are we talking about humans here, or peacocks? She then followed him to another club, where she went nuts trying to get his date kicked out, and a source says she even begged security to give her the boot. Another spy claimed, “Paris was so furious, she ended up walking up to the girl and just punched her.”
The tumultuous night ended in a kiss, a classy capper to a typical instance of Hilton insanity. Perhaps they can leave Miami and take their love onto a yacht, sailing far far away from the cameras, internet, and our sensitive eyes.
Some gossip stories are too big to forget. We’re counting down the 20 biggest, baddest, most ridiculous and saddest celeb scandals of the year. You’ll get a new one posted every day.
Don Imus is famous (and super rich) for the crap that comes out of his mouth, so it was only fitting that his words would also cause his demise. Back in April, Imus triggered a societal meltdown when he referred to the Rutgers University Women’s Basketball team as “some nappy-headed hos” during his morning show on CBS Radio. Outrage over his comments spawned a national dialogue about race, racism and language, and Imus was swiftly fired from both his radio and television shows. The scorned host later met with the players he verbally degraded and apologized for his words. In the weeks that followed the players went on Oprah, Oprah talked to some hip-hop bigwigs about the issues of racism and language, Al Sharpton spoke out, and activists pushed to ban hurtful words. Yet in the end, Don Imus ended up back where he started: back on the radio.
Michael Vick, the former star quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons, has been sentenced to 23 months in jail for his participation in a dogfighting ring run out of a home he owned. Dressed in a black and white prison suit, Vick apologized to his family and friends and said, “I am willing to deal with the consequences and accept responsibility for my actions.” The judge in the case, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson, seemed unaffected by Vick’s professed remorse, and responded curtly to his comments. “You need to apologize also to the millions of young people who look up to you,” he snapped. He later said of Vick’s involvement, “”I’m convinced it was not a momentary lack of judgment on your part. You were a full partner.”
Vick, who was once one of the best played players in the game, began serving his sentence early in November. He still faces another trial for more dogfighting charges brought forth on behalf of the state of Virginia. [CNN]
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Movie premieres, awards shows, benefit concerts, and plain old clubbin’ – even though most of us are at home, the beautiful peeps are living it up somewhere. Last Night’s Pics puts you in touch with all the action.
The 7th Annual Breakthrough Of The Year Awards attracted stars such as Megan Fox, Ellen Page, Kerry Washington, Paul Rudd, Judd Apatow, Kristen Stewart, Kim Kardashian & Co., Emile Hirsch, and Jonah Hill.
Celebs such as Tila Tequila, Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Kristen Bell, Rachel Bilson, Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, and Criss Angel came out for Spike TV’s 2007 Video Game Awards.
Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Lisa Kudrow, James Blunt, Shannyn Sossamon, and Mary Louise-Parker were spotted strolling the red carpet at the P.S. I Love You Premiere.
In a desperate attempt to reach her daughter, Amy Winehouse‘s mother has written an 1,100-word open letter, asking her daughter to get help. In the plea, appearing in The News Of The World (the American equivalent of The National Enquirer), Janis Winehouse explains she felt compelled to write to her daughter after seeing pictures of Winehouse wandering the streets in the early morning hours wearing a bra and jeans.
“All I wanted to do was rush into those pictures and wrap you up in a big,warm blanket,” said Janis. With pledges of home-cooking to fatten the emaciated Winehouse up and a request for her to pick up the phone, Winehouse’s mother made no reference to her daughter’s possible drug addiction. She did, however, mention she hopes Winehouse’s recently-incarcerated husband Blake Fielder-Civil turns his life around. In the past week, Winehouse has canceled several tour dates, been photographed wandering the streets in her underwear and kept the company of one of England’s most notorious drug addicts, Pete Doherty.
Vh1′s formerly single star Scott Baio made it official with longtime love Renee Sloan on a roof-top ceremony in LA this weekend. How romantic for a guy who’s dated (and done) half of Hollywood! The ceremony was taped for the upcoming season of Scott Baio is 46…and Pregnant, so we’ll all be able to ogle at the adorableness of Chachi settling down. Half way across the country in Orlando, Florida, Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough married his longtime girlfriend in a traditional Catholic wedding. His new wife, Leigh Boniello, was the webmaster for the Boys’ site before the pair started dating six years ago. Web-dorable!
The only former teen heartthrob not getting tied down this weekend was Nick Lachey, though rumors spread all over the web thanks to Fox News claimed otherwise. While he and gal pal Vanessa Minnillo where supposedly down in the Bahamas preparing for their big day, Nick was really home in Ohio working on his new show for NBC, Clash of the Choirs. Jessica Simpson can breath easy – for now!