Singing sensation Justin Bieber has landed a nomination for a BET Award in the category of Best New Artist. Nominated alongside Justin are Young Money, Wale, Melanie Fiona and Nicki Minaj.
Justin’s nomination comes as a surprise to some because Black Entertainment Television tends to recognize black performers.
“He makes the type of music our audience likes,” said Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Music Programing and Specials. "Bieber has crossed the color boundaries the same way that hip-hop has crossed the boundaries the other way for a number of years."
Justin addressed his nomination via Twitter,
Music is the universal language no matter the country we are born in or the color of our skin. Brings us all together-
Is his nomination really a surprise? This year has been about Bieber domination. Congratulations to Justin on his accomplishment.
Megan Fox has not been asked back for Transformers 3. Last year Fox engaged in a public war of words with director Michael Bay and it was reported that many of the cast and crew were not quite fond of her.
According to Deadline.com, it was ultimately Bay’s decision not to have Fox back for the sequel.
Megan’s reps say that it was her decision not to return.
Sorry, but I’m not buying that. This was Bay’s chance to get back at her for her ungrateful attitude. Bay should have cast her in one of his million horror remakes and then we’d all get the pleasure of watching her get her head chopped off or something.
TV Squad has an exclusive first look at the DVD release of Glee: The Complete First Season, which will be released on September 14.
Besides the 22 episodes in this seven-disc set, the first season set includes extended episodes, sing-along karaoke, a behind-the-scenes look at ‘The Power of Madonna’ episode, ‘Glee’ makeovers, never-before-seen ‘Sue’s Corner’ segments and a dance tutorial.
The first 13 episodes were released on DVD in December, but this set includes this spring’s back nine episodes. Wait, you already bought the first 13 episodes? So did we, but you can get a ‘Gleebate’ of $10.00 when you mail in your proof of purchase. Go towww.gleebatedvd.com after June 1 for more details.
The DVD set has a suggested retail price of $69.99 and the Blu-ray for $89.99.
Everyone’s favorite irascible American Idol judge, Simon Cowell, will soon be knighted. It’s been reported that Cowell is on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his important contributions to society.
What contributions you ask? Former British prime minister Gordon Brown recommended Cowell for his “Helping Haiti” fundraising efforts.
Contrary to his public persona, the guy does have a heart.
Woo Hoo! Vanessa Williams Is Moving to Wisteria Lane
Diva extraordinaire Vanessa Williams has packed her Gucci bags and is moving to Wisteria Lane. It has just been announced that Williams will be bringing her fierceness to Desperate Housewives next season as a series regular.
Series creator Marc Cherry has been looking for a trouble-making vixen to replace Nicolette Sheridan's Edie and who could be more perfect than Vanessa. Her character will be connected to Paul (Mark Moses), who just moved back to Wisteria Lane in this season’s finale of Housewives.
This is amazing news. Vanessa will inject the show with the sexiness and cattiness that the show has been lacking. Watch your backs, ladies!
Say it isn’t so Jonathan Rhys Meyers! The Tudors star has been banned from flying any United Airlines flight for allegedly throwing a drunken tantrum, in which he also slurred out several racial epithets.
The incident occurred early in the morning as Jonathan allegedly got inebriated while waiting for his flight at JFK. I guess 7 o’clock in the morning is as good as time as any for a drink? Breakfast of champions.
Airline official noticed that he was drunk and disorderly and prevented him from boarding the flight. This caused him to yell at officials, throwing racist insults and using the n-word. *gasp*
According to RadarOnline, United Airlines officials have confirmed the incident, but did not provide details.
The 2010 Glee Tour kicked off this past weekend in Phoenix, AZ. I’m excited to be attending one of the Los Angeles shows at the Gibson Amphitheatre. I’ll have to wear something that’s Gleek Chic!
For those of you lucky enough to get tickets to this hot event, here is the set list for the show:
SETLIST: *Intro from Sue (Cheerios passed out barfbags) 1. Don’t Stop Believing 2. My Life Would Suck Without You 3. Push It *Mr. Schuester: Announced new solo assignment *Brittany: “Mr, Schue, who are all these people? 4. Don’t Rain On My Parade 5. Beautiful 6. Sweet Caroline 7. The Boy Is Mine 8. Lady Is A Tramp 9. Defying Gravity 10. Bust Your Windows 11. Bad Romance 12. Dancing With Myself 13. It’s My Life / Confessions 14. Halo / Walking On Sunshine *Will & Sue announce Vocal Adrenaline 15. Rehab 16. Mercy *Brittany and Kurt Skit, “Kurt Hummel, one day I will make you mine.” 17. Jump 18. Faithfully / Any Way You Want It 19. Like A Prayer 20. True Colors 21. Somebody To Love
While I’m still feeling the sting of the loss of my beloved Kish from daytime TV and the Daytime Emmy snub for both Kish actors (Brett Claywell and Scott Evans), it is great to see a new Brett interview.
Brett spoke with Details Magazine and dished on the groundbreaking love story, what he’s learned from the experience, and discusses his (in)famous strip scene.
One Life to Live aired the first gay love scene in soap-opera history last December, and in the months leading up to it the participating characters—Kyle Lewis, played by Brett Claywell, and Oliver Fish, played by Scott Evans—gave countless viewers a reason to tune in. Kish, as the couple are better known, were written off the show earlier this year despite outpourings of support from fans. Yesterday morning, when the Daytime Emmy awards were announced, Kish found themselves snubbed again—neither Claywell nor Evans received a nod. We caught up with Claywell to hear his thoughts on the Emmys, playing gay, and One Life to Live’s campiest moments.
Details: For those of us who have only caught the Kish clips on YouTube, can you talk a little about your history on One Life to Live?
Brett Claywell: I was actually hired to play a different role. I filmed for two days, and the producers thought the role wasn’t going to work. So they decided they were going to write something specifically for me, and it just kind of evolved from a medical student, and that began last spring.
Details: When did you find out that your character, Kyle, would be involved in a gay love story?
Brett Claywell: Around last summer. Scott and I had been working together a little bit, but they never established what the story line was going to be. And then they sat us down one day after work, and they said, “We’re thinking you’re gonna have a history, that they had a relationship in college, and we’re going to move forward with the love story.” That was around last June.
Details: And when you found out you were going to be playing the gay character, were you like, “Daytime Emmy, here I come!”?
Brett Claywell: Not really. You can only do as well as the stories written for you. So I didn’t really know what to expect. I was apprehensive for sure. I didn’t know if it was the right role to play. I didn’t know if it was the right decision to make. I took about a week with it. After thinking about everything, I realized it’s my job to play characters and tell true stories, whether or not the character’s straight or gay. And this story was a love story. So it just felt like it was the right time and the right moment and the right story.
Details: What kind of research did you do to prepare for the role?
Brett Claywell: I didn’t do any research because I didn’t think it was necessary. I’ve been in love before. I’ve had great relationships. And so I don’t think there’s a big difference between a gay relationship and a straight relationship. Love is love. For me to play a gay character required no extra work than playing a straight character.
Details: There’s been an enormous amount of fan support for Kish. Did you get any negative responses?
Brett Claywell: Evidently there were people who responded negatively, I guess, because the story line was canceled. But I never heard anything but the positive. We had people come up to us at the glaad Media Awards who said that they’d been in a relationship for 12 years, and because of our show they’d decided to finally get married. I had a fan who said that his parents have watched the show since he was a kid, and he finally came out to them because of this story line.
Details: You guys weren’t the first gay characters on a daytime soap, but you were definitely—
Brett Claywell: We weren’t the first gay characters on daytime. We were the first love scene.
Details: Was that a lot of pressure?
Brett Claywell: It was an extreme amount of pressure. At the time, we didn’t really know it was the first of anything. But it was the pressure of understanding that we had a responsibility to the LGBT community to represent things accurately. That we do things with integrity, with dignity, that we tell the story equally to any straight story we would be telling. Most soap operas are about relationships—the stories are about love, or breakups, or pain, or sadness. In daytime, it’s very easy to lose the realism. You’re doing things in one take. You’re doing 40 pages in one day. It’s very easy to lose that honesty and that connection and that realism in a scene. But I think the truth and honesty between Scott and myself is the reason that this has become so popular in such a short amount of time.
Details: As you say, realism can be a challenge in daytime. What was the most ridiculous thing that you had to do on the show?
Brett Claywell: Oh, well, besides the kissing and the love scenes? I mean, I had to do a strip scene. That was before Kyle was out, I guess. Before anyone knew he was a gay character. The girls were having a bachelorette party, and I took the place of the stripper. That was like three or four weeks into the role. That was probably the weirdest, most awkward moment. You just do it, and they move on. It’s not the same as prime time, where they spend all of this time setting up the shot. And the choreography, and everything like that.
Details: Did you have to explain to a girlfriend that you were kissing a guy for work?
Brett Claywell: Well, I had to explain what I was doing to a lot of people. But there was no specific one single female in my life, no. I’m enjoying being single.
Details: Have more guys been hitting on you since you’ve played a gay character?
Brett Claywell: [Laughs] I think that for anyone that’s ever known me it’s pretty evident that I’m a straight man. So I haven’t gotten hit on more, I’ve just had so many thank-yous and so much support from the gay community—I couldn’t be more appreciative of the love I’ve gotten.
Watch out, Whitney Houston! A new diva is ready to take the worldwide stage. Sony Music Entertainment has signed Taiwanese YouTube sensation Lin Yu Chun on May 13 at Shanghai San Van Hotel.
Lin’s debut album will consist of English and Chinese songs. There’s no confirmation as to whether or not the song that made him famous, Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” will be on the album. Sony would be crazy not to include the track.
Lin has acknowledged that he has always been mocked for being heavy, but he’s getting the last laugh now.
"You don’t have to be a good-looking man or woman to succeed," he said. "Just be yourself and try your best."
Supernatural hunk Jensen Ackles is getting married to One Tree Hill babe Danneel Harris today, according to Ted Casablanca for E Online. The couple will be getting hitched in Jensen’s hometown of Dallas.
Earlier, it was falsely reported that The Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley had married another One Tree Hill actor, Torrey DeVitto.
What’s up with all these CW couples? I guess it makes sense since the CW shows are stocked with beautiful people.
I’m sure all the Dean Winchester fans feel slain by this hauntingly bad news. However, I for one would like to congratulate the extremely gorgeous couple.
If you’ve heard that The Vampire Diaries actor Paul Wesley was married, don’t sweat it…that is if your stalkerish self cares. Paul’s reps have stated that the story is “all lies and not true.”
The story originated from entertainment site Hollywood Life when Paul introduced his One Tree Hill star girlfriend, Torrey DeVitto, as his wife at the Young Hollywood Awards this past week. While it was a passing joke, the site ran with the story.
So all you Paul “admirers” still have a chance…well, if you can pry him away from Torrey!
People Demand a Cam & Mitchell Kiss on 'Modern Family'
The success of the Facebook campaign to get Betty White to host Saturday Night Live has spawned a new campaign that hopes to influence the producers of ABC’s Modern Family to allow its resident gay couple, Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), to kiss on-screen.
The couple have only hugged each other to show affection thus far and have yet to lock lips. For more information on this cause, check out the Facebook group.
Come on ABC, several of your shows have already done it:
Kyle Lewis (Brett Claywell) & Oliver Fish (Scott Evans) from One Life to Live
Kevin (Matthew Rhys) & Scotty (Luke MacFarlane) from Brothers & Sisters
Poor Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland). He’s had some of the worst days imaginable. With the announcement that 24 is ending its television run for good, one might be prone to think that Mr. Bauer might get to retire happily into the sunset. You’d be wrong.
In a piece by Bryan Alexander, we find out what’s in store for good ol’ Jack:
With hourly torture and beloved characters dying on ‘24,’ is there any hope that Jack Bauer will walk away with a slight smile on his face — or any face at all — when the show finally ends on May 24?
'24' fans can forget about a happy ending, as it's only going to get uglier. Executive producer Howard Gordon warns that Jack walking off into the sunset is not in his horoscope. “This show is a tragedy and so to give Jack a happy ending just didn't feel authentic,” Gordon said in a conference call.
The show’s creators did try out “a couple of different endings for size,” said Gordon. “One thing we tried and didn’t work was a happily-ever-after for Jack.”
So go into the final episodes with your game face on, because it’s never going to get easier for Jack — especially as he’s had to deal with the death of Renee Walker on the show. Even her death was planned very early on: “This was one we had come up with at the very beginning,” said Gordon. And her death will only send Jack further into a darker place.
That said, Gordon points out that at least they gave fans “a happy beginning” at the start of the season. Gee, thanks for that. That would be Jack promising to retire from terrorist smack downs and spend more time with his family.
Of course, he got pulled into one last job and it will not end pretty. Worse still, Gordon promised “a final moment that is very specific to the series finale,” which he calls a “punctuation mark.”
There’s nothing worse than a bad ending with an exclamation point … unless it’s a question mark.
On the May 13 season finale of ABC’s Private Practice, a major character will die. Who will it be?
Star Taye Diggs can only say, “People are going to be surprised and saddened.”
In an interview to TV Guide, KaDee Strickland warns, “You better get your hankies out and you might want to get a pint of ice cream because this [finale] is going to knock you on your tail; either that or a bottle of wine. That’s Dr. Charlotte King’s prescription.”
Amy Brenneman adds, “It’ll be devastating for the audience, so if you want a bang for your buck, you’re going to get it.”
Well, I don’t think anything will happen to Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh). At this point does it matter who it is? All the characters have been extremely whiny and selfish all season long.
I hope the “major” death isn’t Dell (Chris Lowell). Not because I am fond of the character, it’s because his death would be a cop out. His character has been so inconsequential that I don’t think the viewers or the other characters on the show would even notice!
It’s that time of the year to start voting on films that most of us have actually seen, unlike the usual slate of Oscar nominees. The nominees have been announced for the MTV 2010 Movie Awards.
Leading the pack is The Hangover with six nominations, while New Moon and Avatar are close behind with five each.
You can decide the fate of your favorite films and actors by voting at MTV.com. Log-in and cast your votes before Saturday, June 5. The voting for Best Movie will remain open right up into the big show on Sunday, June 6.
Here is the complete list of nominees:
BEST MOVIE (voting stays live throughout the 2010 Movie Awards ceremony) Alice In Wonderland Avatar Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince The Hangover The Twilight Saga: New Moon
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
Amanda Seyfried – Dear John Emma Watson – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Kristen Stewart – The Twilight Saga: New Moon Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side Zoe Saldana – Avatar
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
Channing Tatum – Dear John Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Robert Pattinson – The Twilight Saga: New Moon Taylor Lautner – The Twilight Saga: New Moon Zac Efron – 17 Again
BEST BREAKOUT STAR
Anna Kendrick – Up in the Air Chris Pine – Star Trek Gabourey Sidibe – Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire Logan Lerman – Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Quinton Aaron – The Blind Side Zach Galifianakis – The Hangover
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Ben Stiller – Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Bradley Cooper – The Hangover Ryan Reynolds – The Proposal Sandra Bullock – The Proposal Zach Galifianakis – The Hangover
Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds Helena Bonham Carter – Alice In Wonderland Ken Jeong – The Hangover Stephen Lang – Avatar Tom Felton – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Beyoncé Knowles vs. Ali Larter – Obsessed Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber vs. Ryan Reynolds – X-Men Origins: Wolverine Logan Lerman vs. Jake Abel – Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Robert Downey Jr. vs. Mark Strong – Sherlock Holmes Sam Worthington vs. Stephen Lang – Avatar
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson – The Twilight Saga: New Moon Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning – The Runaways Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds – The Proposal Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner – Valentine’s Day Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington – Avatar
BEST WTF MOMENT
Betty White – The Proposal, Cops a Feel Bill Murray – Zombieland , Bill Murray?! A Zombie?! Isabel Lucas – Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Unexpected Transformation Ken Jeong – The Hangover , Naked Trunk Surprise Megan Fox – Jennifer’s Body, Vomits a Mysterious Black Ooze
GLOBAL SUPERSTAR (New Category)
Robert Pattinson Kristen Stewart Taylor Lautner Johnny Depp Daniel Radcliffe
BEST SCARED-AS-SH**T PERFORMANCE (New Category)
Alison Lohman – Drag Me To Hell Amanda Seyfried – Jennifer’s Body Jesse Eisenberg – Zombieland Katie Featherston – Paranormal Activity Sharlto Copley – District 9
BIGGEST BADASS STAR (New Category)
Rain Angelina Jolie Channing Tatum Sam Worthington Chris Pine
It was a no holds barred fashionista contest on the red carpet at the 2010 Cannes film festival. An amazing cavalcade of starlets came out dressed to impress. Here are some of the stunning celebs and their gorgeous gowns.
Selma Hayek in Gucci: Sizzling on the red carpet.
Eva Longoria Parker in Emilio Pucci: Fresh from the ladies room.
Kate Beckinsale in Marchesa:Toule-le-vous?
Cate Blanchette in Alexander McQueen:The eagle has landed…on my lady parts!
Helen Mirren in Elie Saab: Making rigor mortis look good!
Diane Kruger Plays Games With Her Man, Joshua Jackson
Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson attended the Chanel Party in St. Tropez on Monday (May 10). Diane enjoyed a rousing game of boule with her man, Fringe’s Joshua Jackson, at her side.
Now, what the hell is boule, you ask? From Wikipedia:
Boules (French IPA: [bul]) is a collective name for games played with metal balls.
Two of the most played boule games are pétanque and boule lyonnaise. The aim of the game is to get large, heavy balls as close to the small ‘jack’. It is very popular especially in France, but also Italy, where it may often be seen played in any open space in villages and towns.
Kellan Lutz and Ashley Green Breaking Up 'Breaking Dawn'?
It looks as though Emmett Cullen (Kellan Lutz) and Alice Cullen (Ashley Greene) are tired of taking a back seat to Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart).
By now, Twilight fans know that Summit Entertainment wants to split the last film, Breaking Dawn, into two parts. Author Stephanie Meyer has signed off on the idea and all the principle players are set. Bill Condon is on board to direct both films. Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner are all ready to return as well.
So what is holding up the gothic goodness? According to the Hollywood Reporter, it appears that Lutz and Green want a bigger payday for their vampiric efforts. The two actors have not agreed to Summit’s terms.
Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. It is reported that both actors find their pay “offensive” in relation to how much the Twilight franchise has earned.
Lutz and Green need to be careful and perhaps “suck” it up, as an insider says that Summit is willing to cut ties with at least one of them to “make a point.”
Usher charges from No. 6 to No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100 this week, becoming the first artist to top the charts for the past three decades.
In 1998, he had his first No. 1 with “Nice & Slow.” He had eight No. 1’s in the following decade. Only Madonna and Janet Jackson have accomplished the same feat in the 80s, 90s, and 00s.
Last week’s No. 1, “Nothin’ On You” by B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars falls to No. 2. Jay-Z is the only new entry into the top 10 this week moving two places from No. 12 to No. 10 with “Young Forever” with Mr. Hudson.
For those of you who missed Betty White's hosting gig this past weekend on Saturday Night Live, you missed a helluva show. Don’t just take my opinion for it…Betty’s got the ratings to prove it.
The telecast hosted by Betty and featuring musical guest Jay-Z, scored the highest ratings for show in 18 months. This is the highest for the series since November 1, 2008 when Ben Affleck hosted with musical guest David Cook and guest appearances by Republican Presidential nominee Senator John McCain and Tina Fey as Governor Sarah Palin.
The episode was definitely a highlight for a dreadfully bad season. Betty was able to use her comedy brilliance to elevate such normally lame skits such as MacGruber and the ‘Scared Straight’ prison sketch.
To summarize the episode, I leave you with one word…muffin!
Mary Lynn Rajskub is best known for her role as smart and sassy Chloe O’Brian on Fox’s 24. I’ve always loved the character and the actress and here’s a picture that encapsulates her kick-ass awesomeness! Mary Lynn Rajskub-Croft: Tomb Raider!
Even though her gig on 24 is over, you’ll be able to see her in her first post 24 role as she guest stars in the June 10 episode of USA Network’s Royal Pains.
This past Wednesday (May 5), Brett Claywell sent a Tweet to his fans that he had posted some new pictures on his Facebook page.
As you can see in the pictures, he is in a rather pensive mood. What do you think is on his mind?
Perhaps he is thinking about the official nominations for Daytime Emmy Awards, which will be announced on May 12th. Brett is pre-nominated in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Kyle Lewis on One Life to Live.
Good luck, Brett, and here’s hoping you receive a much deserved nomination.