I love when people fall over, as long as they are okay of course, but what’s better than the average person tripping up? A celebrity falling on stage for all of us to laugh at. AOL have come up with a list of 10 celebrities who have fallen over and here they are for you to laugh at.
10. Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera’s stiletto stumble after an Aretha Franklin tribute at the Grammys was tabloid gold following her National Anthem flub at the Super Bowl, just one week before.
09. Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey was in the middle of crowd hyping when her overhead clap caused her to collapse to the floor. Like a true diva, MiMi’s entourage swept her up and got her back on her fabulous feet in no time.
08. Musiq Soulchild
R&B singer Musiq Soulchild danced himself right off the edge of the stage during a show at Madison Square Garden. Peep Musiq’s plummet at :10!
P!nk may have taken up trapeze tricks as her new hobby, but the singer-turned-acrobat was taken down by the wired hula hoops at :46. She later tweeted from a German ambulance, “I am embarrassed and very sorry. I’m in ambulance now but I will b fine.”
Rihanna was brought to her knees during a performance of ‘What’s My Name’ at a show in Canada. “Oh na na” no! Later that same week, RiRi suffered a second stage fall during her concert in Toronto.
05. Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams wiped out on stage and proceeded to give a full on explanation for the fall to the audience from the floor, rather than continue with the song. “That’s a bit embarrassing. That will teach me for being cocky,” he admits before labeling himself a “t—.”
04. Shania Twain
Country music queen Shania Twain fell from grace while making an entrance at the Country Music Television awards show. “I don’t need a stunt double,” she joked just moments after.
03. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is known for her crazy stage stunts and live show shock tactics, but sometimes the best stage moments are the unplanned mishaps. Gaga’s tumble from atop her piano bench is one such blooper.
02. Joe Jonas
During what should have been a smooth stage entrance, Jonas Brother Joe hit a speed bump, tripping over the frame of a window and landing hands-first into a floor full of broken glass. Ouch!
Beyonce lands on our list, yet again, for failing to plant her heels on the steps of a seemingly mile-high staircase on the live stage. One misstep and Queen B fell from her throne and went tumbling down … and down … and down!
Some people age well and some age absolutely awful but when it comes to celebrities they are usually the ones who age well because they can afford all the expensive stuff to keep them looking fresh. Here are 10 men from music that VH1 think have aged gracefully.
Who: Anthony Kiedis, 48. Why: Shirtless or almost-naked during most of his performances, the RHCP lead singer has never been shy to strut his stuff. We’re not mad though; from the swinging long hair to the current almost-creepy porn ‘stache, his upfront tones are beyond welcomed.
Who: Lenny Kravitz, 47. Why: Like his iconic style, Lenny’s music blends multiple genres together. Known for balancing the provocative and racy with the sincere and sensuous, the multi-talented rock star oozes with sexuality that we don’t anticipate tiring of anytime soon.
Who: Bruce Springsteen, 61. Why: From bohemian hipster to All-American beefcake, The Boss has remained classic sex symbol for us to feast our eyes on. And those arms? Oof.
Who: John Taylor, 51. Why: While many acknowledge Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon as the band’s hottest member, pretty-faced bass guitarist John Taylor forces us to disagree. The cloying babe still manages to work his spiky tresses, “Hungry Like The Wolf” joke omitted!
Who: Trent Reznor, 46. Why: Edgy and expressive, the Nine Inch Nails frontman does it all! Composing, producing, and playing multiple instruments, the singer-songwriter gets extra points for bringing lyrics like “I want to f*ck you like an animal” into our lives.
Who: Dr. Dre, 47. Why: Andre Romelle Young is a renaissance man, working to juggle rapping, producing, acting and being a music executive since the ’80s. The California native is due to remind us that he’s still the D.R.E. any day now with his third solo album, but until then, we’ll just stare at his muscles.
Who: Prince, 53. Why: Multi-talented and hyper-sexual, Prince’s gutsy antics have wowed audiences since the ’70s. His voice is smooth and distinct, and carries with it the ability to transform those most shy into sassy sexpots.
Who: Bono, 51. Why: U2′s internationally-renowned superstar loves wearing sunglasses and singing hits! Thankful to his Irish heritage for blessing us with his dashing good looks, we’re also fans of his affinity for all things leather.
Who: Sting, 59. Why: Hailing from Wallsend, England, Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (aka Sting) got his start singing for The Police in the late ’70s before later transitioning to a solo career. Leave your handcuffs at home, though; he’s admitted to engaging in 12-hour long tantric sex sessions with his wife, Trudie.
Who: Robert Plant, 63. Why: Displaying a bouquet of concentrated flavors via his incredible vocal delivery, Led Zeppelin’s English frontman refuses to retire his long, curly locks.
I sure as hell hope that I can age as well as these rockers, to see the full list that VH1 came up with then head on over to their site.
They say that if you cook at home it’s healthier for you because you’re not getting huge portions that you normally would from eating out but it’s not always the healthier option. Especially if you decide to copy some celebrity chef recipes. Here are 7 celebrity chefs who are lethal for your waistline:
01. Gordon Ramsay
This temperamental chef was noted in the study for recipes like his sticky toffee and chocolate pudding. Sounds delish? One serving comes with 23 grams of saturated fat, exceeding the recommended allowance for women for the entire day.
02. Tana Ramsay
How does this couple stay fit? Wife of Gordon Ramsey, Tana Ramsey must not eat her Irish lamb stew with dumplings very often, as a single portion contains a whopping 25 grams of saturated fat!
03. Jean-Christophe Novelli
French chef and Hell’s Kitchen star Jean-Christophe Novelli easily beats the Ramsays’ saturated fat content with his own honey roast pumpkin soup, which weighs in at a staggering 43.2 grams. Add the suggested cheese garnish, and this “light” starter dish really tips the scales.
04. Marco Pierre White
It’s easy to understand where Gordon Ramsay got his penchant for fattening food when you consider that he was trained by Chef Marco Pierre White, the youngest chef ever to have been awarded three Michelin stars and dubbed the “first celebrity chef” by The Sunday Times. He’s got a knack for upping the flavor of vegetables. Unfortunately that means adding gobs of butter. The Fat Panel report adds, “It seems counter-intuitive to make fruit and vegetables less healthy.”
05. Paula Deen
When it comes to butter, cheese and fried food, Paula Deen doesn’t hold back. A list of her top 10 recipes posted on her website says it all: Southern fried chicken, cheese biscuits, Krispy Kreme bread pudding (yes, the donut chain), and gooey butter cakes. Almost every recipe contains ingredients high in harmful fats, such as shortening, butter, sour cream and heavy cream.
06. Rachael Ray
Rachael gets points for articles on her website such as Slimming Down Your Favorite Foods and Lighter Side of Italian, but some of her recipes send a mixed message, such as adding grated cheese to mashed potatoes that already have milk and butter. In another example, her egg pasta frittata calls for 12 eggs, pasta, heavy cream, butter, and cheese. Yum-O indeed, but uh-oh, full of saturated fat.
07. Nigella Lawson
Oh, Nigella. Queen of comfort food. And would we want her any other way? Of course not. Still, you’d do well by your waistline to exercise moderation when cooking up dishes like her egg and bacon pie, which contains 10 grams of butter and 17 grams of saturated fat per serving.
When most actors take on a big blockbuster type film they usually have to change their appearance because they are either too skinny or too big, Total Film have come up with a list of stars who have buffed up for their roles in these movies.
The Role: Steve Rogers/Captain America in Captain America
The Technique: Chris Evans did gym sessions a-plenty and ate lots of protein-rich foods. He said to MTV, “It’s the workouts that, you know, make you want to vomit. It’s horrible.”
Did They Keep It Up?:: In a word, no, again, to MTV, he said, “Oh my god, when shooting was done I just stopped going to the gym completely for about three months.”
The Role: Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman Begins
The Technique: Bale went straight from The Machinist where he was 130 pounds, and got to 230 pounds, 40 pounds more than what Christopher Nolan wanted. He said to IGN, “I couldn’t do one push up the first day. All of the muscles were gone, so that was a real tough time of rebuilding all of that.”
Did They Keep It Up?:: None of his weight-changes have been as drastic as this. However, he has since slimmed down for The Fighter, in the role of heroin addict Dickie Ecklund.
The Role: Logan/Wolverine in X-Men Origins: Wolverine
The Technique: According to Mike Ryan, Jackman’s personal trainer, they would train in the morning, so for a 6am filming start, they would be in the gym at 4am, to do an hour and a half of training.
Did They Keep It Up?:: Jackman has to get even bigger for The Wolverine, he told the LA Times: “[Darren Aronofsky] said that Wolverine, in the comics, is powerful, stocky – you know, he’s short and thick. So he said, ‘I want you to go there, get bigger’.”
The Role: Rocky in Rocky
The Technique: For Rocky III, Stallone would do a two mile jog, 18 rounds of sparring, two hours of weightlifting and skipping. Then he would take a nap, go for a run and go for a swim.
Did They Keep It Up?:: After Rocky, Stallone’s body became instantly recognisable and he’s done another five Rocky films and four Rambo films since then. Plus a whole host of other action films.
The Role: Jordan O’Neill in G.I. Jane
The Technique: Moore told Harper’s Bazaar, “I just wanted to be believable.” And believable she was, after her two hours a day pumping iron and breaking it up with a six-mile run.
Did They Keep It Up?:: Well, after 1997, Demi Moore took a break for three years. She said that preparing for the role nearly killed her, but her body isn’t looking too bad at all these days.
The Role: Clark Kent/Superman in Superman: The Movie
The Technique: High-protein, weights and 90 minutes on a trampoline. Reeve said to a magazine in 1981, “I put on thirty pounds, all muscle, in fact, I found muscles I never knew I had.”
Did They Keep It Up?:: He continued the role for another three films, so had to keep in ship-shape for those.
The Role: Micky Ward in The Fighter
The Technique: In 2008, he said, “‘I get up everyday at 5am to train for a movie that might not even happen. It’s depressing.” Training for a film that isn’t even definite, there’s dedication.
Did They Keep It Up?:: Wahlberg didn’t keep up quite as intense a workout, but with a Fighter 2 likely to happen, he’ll have to get back into shape.
Robert De Niro
The Role: Jake La Motta in Raging Bull
The Technique: De Niro became La Motta. He trained with him, followed his regime and even fought in three organised boxing fights, winning two of them.
Did They Keep It Up?:: De Niro has been gaining and losing weight for his roles long before Christian Bale became renowned for it. His rolls have come and gone with his roles.
The Role: King Leonidas in 300
The Technique: The whole film has Butler in nothing more than a cape and some pants, so he needed to be flawless. Mountain climber and conditioning coach Mark Twight bulked the stars up. The workout involved pull-ups, deadlifts, pushups and flipping tyres. Once Butler was done with his co-stars, he’d then do another training session on his own. We need a sit down after hearing all that.
Did They Keep It Up?:: He’s not a real Spartan, you’d be mad to keep a training regime like that up.
The Role: Derek Vinyard in American History X
The Technique: High protein and strength building exercises were the order of the day to get Ed from being a weak looking skinny fella to a neo-Nazi prison worn warrior.
Did They Keep It Up?:: Not really, Norton had to split his personality into himself and Brad Pitt to start fighting anyone in Fight Club. He still threw his own punches around though.
You have to admire their dedication, it certainly wouldn’t be me.
Billboard asked their readers to vote for the best music videos of all time from the past three decades – the 80′s, the 90′s and the 00′s and here is the what they came up with it. Instead of me posting 30 videos here I decided to pick the top three from each decade and post them. Follow the link below to see the full 30 top videos.
From the 80′s
3. Cyndi Lauper “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” (1983)
Cyndi herself wasn’t the only colorful thing in her 1983 video. The clip is an ’80s gem for its sitcom-y vibe, with wrestler Captain Lou Albano in a white wife-beater undershirt playing Cyndi’s dad.
2. Madonna “Like a Prayer” (1989)
The religious imagery in the 1989 hit quickly got Madge into hot water with Pepsi, whom she was doing commercials with at the time. But nevermind the fact that the Vatican condemned it, the scenes of crosses and Madonna getting cozy with a saintly character in a church have remained memorable for 20+ years.
1. Michael Jackson “Thriller” (1983)
If the Video Music Awards had existed in 1983, MTV would have had to practically create a category just for the culture-dominating ingeniousness of “Thriller.” It’s little wonder that the video was up for several VMAs even a year later when the awards show kicked off. And almost 30 years after the MJ’s epic horror-movie-style ghouls and zombies grooved and paraded into the hearts of music lovers, it’s still tops with Billboard.com’s voters, capturing a whopping 65% of the vote in our poll. He’s not just the King of Pop, he’s the king of music videos, too.
From the 90′s
3. Madonna “Vogue” (1990)
Madonna, like Jacksons Janet and Michael, knows that one way to make your video a must-watch is for it to couple a great song (check) with an irresistible dance routine (check). Add a black-and-white look that’s straight out of 1940s Hollywood’s glamorous silver screen era, and you’ve got “Vogue,” which continues to remind all just how well Madonna knows how to strike a pose.
2. Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson “Scream” (1995)
Black and white. Set in outer space. Directed by Mark Romanek on a budget of millions. Featuring not one but TWO superstar Jacksons: Michael and Janet. What’s not to love?
1. Britney Spears “…Baby One More Time” (1998)
Kicking off a fruitful career, the teenaged Britney won the fervent love of millions of fans with this instant pop classic set inside a high school and prominently featuring Ms. Spears dancing in her mini-skirted take on the school uniform. You loved it too: “Baby One More Time” took 40% of the vote for 1990s videos.
From the 00′s:
3. Panic! At The Disco “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” (2006)
A wedding, a circus, and a shit-ton of glitter and facepaint: It was a bold first look for Panic! At the Disco. Carnie infidelity led the Shane Drake-directed clip to win Video of the Year at the 2006 VMAs. Five years and personnel (and punctuation) changes later, Panic! At the Disco still have a flair for the super dramatic in their videos.
2. Britney Spears “Toxic” (2004)
In 2004′s Joseph Kahn-directed “Toxic” video, Britney Spears proved that she comes in every flavor: futuristic stewardess, fiery “Alias”-esque agent, and brunette super-heroine. But the one role that stays constant through the dance-heavy clip: Sultry man-eater.
1. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance” (2009)
Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” video, as elaborate a plotline as it had, was just the appetizer to her cinematic climax of 2009′s “Bad Romance,” which won Video of the Year at the 2010 VMAs. As an android queen with an evil streak in the Francis Lawrence-directed clip, Gaga struts around a Balkan bathhouse in Alexander McQueen couture, asserting her “free bitch”-ness in the end.
Pretty good list overall I think, what about you? To see the full top 10 from each decade then head on over to billboard.
Oh how I miss the 90′s, there was great music and some of the best films ever come from that decade. Some of these movies are even life changing so Screen Junkies have come up with 10 movies they think were life changing from the 90′s take a look and see if you agree with the list.
The life changing potential of some movies is hard to see, but Schindler’s list makes it pretty obvious. This is one of the best movies about the holocaust, and when people watch it, they may be enlightened about history and change the way they view the world.
This is one of the most politically relevant movies of the 90’s. It’s the kind of film that could inspire some people to become activists.
This had a life changing impact on people for a different reason than most other movies on this list. It was such a revolutionary movie that it brought in a whole new era of filmmaking. As a result, many people who had previously never considered becoming movie makers where suddenly attracted to the art.
American History X
This movie has life changing potential because it shows the dark side of race relations in America. It also has amazing performances, and plenty of style.
Saving Private Ryan
For some people, this was a life changing movie because it changed the way they viewed their grandparents. Many young people learned a lot about the horrors WWII veterans went through, and it opened their eyes.
Boyz ‘N the Hood
This was one of the best movies to explore the difficulties of inner city poverty, and its effects on teens in the African American community. Many people who watched this film were never able to see America the same way again.
This is one of the most powerful and life changing movies about the American evangelical culture. It gave people a new way to look at an American spiritual tradition that was neither wholly flattering, nor wholly condemning. The movie was honest and that was its greatest strength.
Leaving Las Vegas
This movie has life changing potential for alcoholics. Very few movies have ever shown the full extent of alcohol’s ability to damage someone’s life.
This was one of the first big budget movies about AIDS, and it changed the way America saw the disease. The fact that a huge star like Tom Hanks played in the film helped make it more relevant.
This was a life changing movie in the same way as pulp fiction because it had such a big impact on the art of filmmaking, which led to all sorts of changes to the media culture overall. This one had a particularly large impact in terms of low budget filmmaking.
I’d agree with this list although there could be more on it, but overall a good list. What do you think?
Total Film have come up with a list of the best 50 movie kisses ever, I’ve put the top 10 together for you to read because let’s face who cares about the rest of any list apart from the top 10? If you do then head on over to their website.
10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)
The Kissers: Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson).
The Kiss: Y’know, that kiss. The one they’ve been building up to for a decade.
Passion Or Romance: The cute smiles after the kiss give it away – these kids are in love. Bless.
09. Titanic (1997)
The Kissers: Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose DeWitt Brubaker (Kate Winslet).
The Kiss: On top of the world. Or, technically, at the front of a big boat.
Passion Or Romance: Seeing that they don’t start shagging there and then on the deck, we have to assume it’s the real deal.
08. Lady And The Tramp (1955)
The Kissers: A classy cocker spaniel (Lady) and a mongrel (Tramp).
The Kiss: Al fresco becomes al frisky as the dogs’ dinner sees them sharing spaghetti.
Passion Or Romance: C’mon, Tramp loves Lady enough to give her his last meatball. What do you think?
07. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
The Kissers: Ennis del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal).
The Kiss: One-time lovers Ennis and Jack meet up and, despite both being married – in fact, Ennis’ missus is watching – the reunited pair lock faces.
Passion Or Romance: It started as passion, but by now it’s a full-blown love story.
06. Casablanca (1942)
The Kissers: Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) and Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman).
The Kiss: Reunited in Morocco because Ilsa needs Rick’s help saving her new husband from the Nazis, these old flames realise they still share sparks.
Passion Or Romance: The film’s theme song reckons “a kiss is just a kiss,” but this is proof of one of the screen’s most heartfelt romances.
05. Spider-Man (2002)
The Kissers: ‘Spiderman’ aka Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) and Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst).
The Kiss: Mary Jane thanks Spidey for rescuing her with a kiss, even though he’s hanging upside-down.
Passion Or Romance: Superhero fetish. It’s probably the mask that’s turning her on.
04. The Notebook (2004)
The Kissers: Allie Hamilton (Rachel McAdams) and Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling).
The Kiss: A reunion in the rain after years apart. Allie thinks Noah never wrote to her, but when she finds out he wrote a love letter every day, it’s lip-locking time.
Passion Or Romance: “It still isn’t over” – not when the romance is this strong.
03. Back To The Future (1985)
The Kissers: George McFly (Crispin Glover) and Lorraine Baines (Lea Thompson).
The Kiss: History in the (re)making. Not only is Marty McFly’s future saved, but George will no longer be a doormat for Biff Tannen.
Passion Or Romance: Pure enchantment, and not just under the sea.
02. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The Kissers: Scoundrel Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher).
The Kiss: Having fallen in love during their escape from the Empire, Leia isn’t about to let the small matter of Han being frozen in carbonite prevent their first kiss.
Passion Or Romance: “I love you.” “I know.” The most romantic kiss in sci-fi, although the follow-up in Return of The Jedi – as Leia reunites with blind Han – nearly matches it.
01. From Here To Eternity (1953)
The Kissers: Milton Warden (Burt Lancaster) and Karen Holmes (Deborah Kerr).
The Kiss: The iconic ‘snogging in the surf’ scene, memorably parodied by Airplane! and most likely copied by everyone who’s ever had some seaside lovin’.
Passion Or Romance: Karen’s married, so her clinch with Milton is pure passion. No wonder they need to cool down in those Pacific waves.
Did your favorite movie kiss make the cut? Mine would be the Sarah Michelle Geller and Selma Blair kiss from Cruel Intentions, which only made it to 29 on the list.
The Hollywood Reporter gathered TV’s 6 most wanted women for a photoshoot and interview in which they all discuss comic-con, their shows and what it’s like to be a woman lead on television.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
The actress stars in the CW’s upcoming suspense thriller Ringer. Of the buzz surrounding the show, Gellar says: “I definitely feel pressure. It’s not outside pressure; it’s pressure because the fans have been so loyal, you want to … make them happy. There’s definitely something to be said for being the quiet show that gets to build on its own merit, as opposed to an expectation that already exists.”
The star of CW’s Nikita is a pro at Comic-Con. Her advice to her fellow THR roundtable panelists who’ve never been? “This year, you’ll say, ‘It’s going to be this’; ‘It’s going to be that.’ Next year when you come back, it’s going to be great. People who come are already going to be fans of the show. So you’re going to be answering specific questions about the show, which is much more fun than trying to be like, ‘It’s not going to suck, I promise.’”
Torv, who co-stars on Fox’s Fringe, recalls her first Comic-Con. “I went and had a look around the first year that I went down there. The show wasn’t on the air yet and everybody was at our panel to hear J.J. [Abrams] speak, so I was quite fine to go and have a look. And then, you know, it changes bit by bit. It’s one of the few opportunities that you actually get to sit and talk to people who watch your show and have an interaction with them.”
The former House co-star will play the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming in ABC’s fairy tale drama Once Upon a Time. “As an actress, it’s nice to look for something different. It was wonderful playing Cameron on House for all of those years — amazing writing and an incredible cast. I have no complaints, but it was also exciting to be let free and to play new characters and try something new. And part of the appeal of Once Upon a Time for me was that it was totally character-driven. It wasn’t procedural and, you know, I’ve been saying medical terms for a long time.”
Strahovski, who co-stars on NBC’s Chuck, says she can relate to the physicality of her character. “I’ve always been a bit of a tomboy, so I think all of the action and stunts have always been a part of me. I love doing that stuff, and now my character has sort of evolved from being very comfortable in the spy world but not very comfortable with being a normal person with family and a boyfriend and stuff. She’s evolved into a more natural human being and more easygoing in social situations. It’s nice to be bringing that into it … to be more normal on the show but still being the spy.”
Robertson, who stars in the CW’s new supernatural series The Secret Circle, says she appreciates the buzz that comes with the show. “We’re working with Kevin Williamson, who did The Vampire Diaries. It has a sort of cult following, and I think because of that, and since we are sort of its sister show, people are excited for The Secret Circle. I guess we’re just hoping that we don’t let people down.”
You can read the interview and see video clips from the whole thing here. I definitely agree that they are the most wanted women on TV, well for me anyway.
There’s plenty of Television shows that get too so repetitive and boring after a couple of seasons that they should have been canceled but fans kept tuning in so the networks kept the show going. Here are 10 shows that The Vine think should have been quit while they were ahead.
10. Friends (10 seasons)
By the end this was less a sitcom than it was a really long, drawn out, torturous partner-swap party.
09. Dawson’s Creek (6 seasons)
A major sufferer of “Graduation Syndrome”, when the protagonists of Dawson’s Creek split up and went to college, they kept the show going for another two full 20-something episode seasons. This despite the fact that there was no longer a Creek for them all to hang out at, and even the Dawson part becoming increasingly misleading as every character had a completely independent life. Oh and in the final episode they kill off Jen. HOT PATHOS INJECTION.
08. Saved by the Bell (5 seasons + telemovies)
Well, less specifically Saved by the Bell – although the use of a mystery girl named Tori to pad out the absence of two main characters for half of the final season was telling – and more specifically Saved by the Bell: The College Years. Which was, in the end, only one year. But did lead to a telemovie Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas, so the writers evidently still had plenty of episode ideas kicking about.
07. Survivor (23 seasons)
I guess there’s legitimate argument as to whether this was ever “good” per se, but I mean, really? 23 goddamn seasons? And that’s for America alone! Maybe, just maybe the concept has worn out its welcome. Also, four of those have now been shot in Samoa, a country which, with a total area of around 2800 km2 – i.e. roughly a third the size of Melbourne – has got to be running out of threatening environs.
06. 24 (8 seasons)
Oh my God! There’s only 24 hours to save the Senator! Oh my God! There’s only 24 hours to avert nuclear war! Oh my God! There’s only 24 hours to stop Mexican drug lords from releasing a deadly virus in America! Oh my God! There’s only 24 hours to… something… Oh my God! There’s only 24 hours to come up with a new premise!
05. Family Matters (9 seasons)
I used to really like Family Matters, but I guess I just grew out of it. Also, I think they may have stopped airing it here. Which is a shame, because that means we didn’t get to see it turn from warm-hearted family sitcom into sci-fi themed buddy comedy starring Urkel and Carl.
04. The Simpsons (22 seasons)
Whose inclusion is ironic considering they produced an entire episode mocking stagnant shows grasping frantically for new ideas all the way back in season 8 AKA when I was 12.
03. The Brady Bunch (5 seasons)
Perhaps the second most infamous example of a TV show “jumping the shark”, the introduction of nine year old cousin Oliver into a family environment that could already have been described as “overloaded” was pretty much the equivalent of literally introducing the character of Death into the show. As in, the show died six episodes later. See also The Cosby Show introducing ‘Olivia’.
02. Baywatch Nights (2 seasons)
So, Baywatch had a pretty good run. It was even a little bit zeitgeist there for a while and launched/stalled the careers of numerous stars. But as with all good things, its time had passed and it quietly swam off into deeper waters. Well, you try telling that to David Hasselhoff! Witness Baywatch Nights, a spin-off that took certain of the Baywatch characters and had them setting up a detective agency and solving paranormal mysteries on the beach. Episode themes included thawed out vikings and surfing aliens. It somehow lasted two seasons.
01. Happy Days (11 seasons)
Well, here it is. The show that actually birthed the phrase “jumping the shark”. Which occurred in season 5, as Fonzie water-skied over a cage containing a shark. Shortly thereafter they introduced Fonzie’s cousin Chachi, which led to that other famous phrase “inserting the Chachi”. The show lasted six more seasons, four of them without Richie Cunningham, the main character, which is truly admirable.
I would add The Office and Will & Grace to this list but I agree completely with them all. What shows do you think belong on this list?
A lot of celebrities try to go from end of the business to the other and sometimes it works out very good for them but most times it just doesn’t make sense and totally flops. The Frisky have come up with 13 celebrities who have tried to cross over into the rap game and have failed miserably. Here is 10 of those 13, to see the full list head over to The Frisky .
In 2009, Spencer dropped his first single, “I’m a Celebrity,” and started going by the name The Great White. I guess adding “shark” would have been redundant? The song featured lyrics like, “I’m a celebrity/ Five star everything/ My money is attached to me/ Just like my wedding ring.” Ahh, what a difference two years makes.
We weren’t sure what to think when Joaquin announced that he was quitting acting to become a rapper and decided to ditch his razor for, oh, about 365 days. Luckily, we now know that this was all a ruse for a documentary called “I’m Still Here.” Because we don’t think his lyrical flow would have taken him so far.
Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada seems sweet, but beneath that petite exterior beats the heart of a heavy metal rapper. Hey, that’s what marrying Will Smith and having three kids would do to any woman. In 2005, she became the front woman for a rap/metal band called Wicked Wisdom. Here they are performing “Something Inside of Me.”
In 1984, Mr. T released the song “Treat Your Mother Right.” Kids, you can insult the crap out of each other, but he pities the fool who makes a yo’ momma joke. Apparently, Ice-T arranged this track?
Brian Austin Green
We’re still not exactly sure why the makers of “Beverly Hills, 90210” were so insistent on showcasing Brian Austin Green’s vocal and dance skillz on the show. But hey, it brought us incredible moments like this one. I would bet money that Brian himself wrote this song, because in 1996 he released a rap album called One Stop Carnival. Let’s just say the critics didn’t like it as much as they love Brenda’s socks in this video.
WWE wrester John Cena liked to drop beats in and out of the ring. In this video for “FU Rap,” he puts the verbal smackdown on Brock Lesnar. For a wrestler, this dude hasn’t got all the sense knocked out of him—he’s kind of a poet. Check out this rhyme: “I’m rockin’ Play Station 2, you can’t figure out Atari.” Oh, snap!
This face might not be instantly recognizable to you—but this is Chet Haze, aka Tom Hank’s 20-year-old son. A Northwestern student, he did this collegiate-themed take on a Wiz Khalifa track and earned quite a few fans. “It’s not the typical for a hip-hop artist,” he said, when asked about his background. “But it’s 2011. The nature of hip-hop has changed so much the last few years. Nowadays artists come from all walks of life. Everyone has their own story to tell.” He is apparently halfway through making his EP.
I had a crush on David Faustino back in the “Married With Children” days. His shining moment of glory on the show was when he transformed into “Grandmaster B,” Bud Bundy’s rapper alter ego. But like Brian Austin Green, David tried to bring his rapping into real life. In 1992, he released Balistyx and made this video for “I Told Ya.” Oh dear—the earrings.
Porn star Ron Jeremy’s “Freak of the Week” actually managed to find a spot on the Billboard chart. The video features oodles of girls in thongs—plus John Wyane Bobbitt and Joey Buttafuoco. Man, the ‘90s were scary.
Mel wants to teach you a history lesson. Back in 1983, the writer/director/producer recorded this number about Hitler, featuring shirtless, dancing Nazis and scantily clad backup singers. I guess he was trying to rehash the “Springtime for Hitler” climax of “The Producers?” This was all for his movie “To Be or Not to Be.” Luckily, his rapping career never was.
I really wish celebrities would stick to the things they are good at instead of doing anything to make a bit of money. Although all of these do bring me a bit of amusement.
We’ve all had some kind of nickname at some stage in our life, some of them last us forever and others are just for when we are younger. Here are 10 celebrities that The Frisky who have had nicknames when they were younger, but they weren’t nice ones at all. Kids sure can be mean can’t they?
her classmates couldn’t settle on a single nickname to mock her, so they rotated through a few of them. “People called me Olive Oyl, Lightbulb Head, and Fivehead, because my forehead was so big,” she said.
Her boobs earned her a nickname. “In middle school they called me ‘Over the Shoulder Boulder Holder,’” she said. “Now they call me hot.” Yes, these things do have a way of getting better.
Swears she once sported a lot up top, too. She says that her NYU acting classmates called her “Big Boobs McGee” as a result. “At that time my breasts were much bigger, and firm and delicious. I was 15 to 20 pounds heavier than I am now,” she said. “I would wear shirts that were low-cut and the teachers would tell me that I couldn’t wear them, and I’d point to another girl who was wearing the same thing, and they would say, ‘Well, it looks different on her.’ It wasn’t fair.” I think you can see the pain that inspired “Born This Way.”
She was mocked because her lips resemble the shape of a chest. “I used to get called Tit Lips—because I had big lips but no breasts,” says Rosie.
Her unusual name. “I used to get teased all the time at school because of my name and it traumatized me for a while,” she said. “Every Wednesday we used to have tinned peaches to eat and whenever I used to bring the fork to my mouth, everyone would go ‘You’re eating yourself! You’re eating yourself!’” Wow, kids are ridiculous.
Her butt makes her millions now, but in school, it got her teased. “They called me ‘Bubble Butt’—but I’m over it,” she said, explaining that her best friend was ridiculed for the same thing. “We refused to do squats at volleyball practice because we didn’t want them to get any bigger.”
She was teased for not having curves. “I was ridiculously skinny,” she said. “They called me ‘Palillo,’ which means toothpick in Spanish.”
She avoided gym class at all costs back in the day. “I was really bad at running in class because I had these really skinny legs – I hated it,” she said. “They called me ‘Chicken Legs.’”
Kimora Lee Simmons
Was the butt of jokes, too. (Wait, does every model have a story of how they were teased for looking strange as a teen?) “Kids can be cruel,” she said. “They called me ‘Chinky Giraffe.’ I cried all the time. But my mother wanted me to turn my tears into something else, something positive.”
She recently revealed that she was given a much nastier name in her schoolgirl days—Hayley “Fatwell.” She explained to The Guardian, “My real self, the self I have always been from a child, is a loner and nerd, slightly overweight, with a very heavy fringe. I was ‘Hayley Fatwell’ at school.
Funny how all of these are women, I wonder is it because men don’t like to talk about being bullied or teased because they don’t want their ego hurt or if it’s because women are an easier target for being called names?
Throughout the years in the music world there has been a lot of famous rock and roll couples who have helped change the business, because of this Gibson have come up with a list of the top 10 legendary rock couples. When coming up with this list they only included couples that both partners make music, which is why there is no Ozzy and Sharon.
10. Lindsey Buckingham & Stevie Nicks
It’s not often that an imploding relationship serves as the spark behind a landmark album. But that’s exactly what happened with Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 classic, Rumours. Having revitalized Fleetwood Mac two years earlier, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks put forth their romantic difficulties for all to hear in songs such as “Go Your Own Way.” Speaking recently to MTV.com, Nicks said of Buckingham, “… the love is always there, but we’ll never be together. That’s romantic.”
09. Thurston Moore & Kim Gordon
Is there any rock couple that exudes more “cool” than Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon. Married for 27 years, the Sonic Youth co-founders have been called the King and Queen of noise rock. In a 2007 interview with Spin, Moore described their marriage in glowing terms. “I can’t think of how or where I’d be without Kim’s influence,” he said. “We’re like any couple that’s been together for close to 30 years. There’s a genuine psychophysical connection.”
08. Win Butler & Regine Chassagne
Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler was instantly smitten when he saw Regine Chassagne singing jazz standards at a Montreal art exhibit in 2003. The couple’s subsequent romance and songwriting partnership paved the way for Arcade Fire to emerge as one of indie rock’s most critically-acclaimed bands. A multi-instrumentalist, Chassagne is known for the intensity she brings to the group’s live shows. “When I was really young, I saw Jimi Hendrix on television,” she told Popmatters in 2007. “His whole body seemed to be taken over by something. I wanted to know what that feeling was like.”
07. Debbie Harry & Chris Stein
In the early ’70s, Debbie Harry was a member of a girl group trio called The Stilettos. Chris Stein played guitar in their backing band. Together, the two founded Blondie in the mid-’70s, and though they never married, their devotion to one another remained profound for two decades. In the ’80s, Harry put her career aside for several years as Stein recovered from a life-threatening illness.
06. Jack White & Meg White
Perhaps the strangest aspect of the relationship between Jack White and Meg White was the prolonged ruse they pulled upon forming White Stripes in 1997. Although they had married the year before, Jack insisted until 2001 that the couple were siblings. Making matters more confusing was the fact that they had divorced in 2000, just prior to gaining widespread notoriety. In a 2005 interview with Rolling Stone, Jack explained: “When [it’s] brother and sister, you go ‘Oh, that’s interesting,’” he said. “You care more about the music, not the relationship—whether the couple is trying to save their relationship by being in a band.”
05. Ray Davies & Chrissie Hynde
Sometimes relationships that seem meant to be, aren’t. During a 1980 Pretenders tour, Chrissie Hynde met her longtime idol, Ray Davies, and the two fell in love. Later, the couple was set to be married, but the registrar turned them away when they began arguing just prior to the nuptials. On a more positive front, the union produced a daughter, Natalie Ray Hynde. The Pretenders’ frontwoman later married Simple Mind’s Jim Kerr, but the marriage didn’t last.
04. Ike Turner & Tina Turner
No musical couple ever staged a more potent live act than Ike and Tina Turner. With Ike anchoring the proceedings and leading the band like a well-oiled machine, Tina offered up some of the most raw and suggestive R&B music audiences had ever seen. The couple’s personal relationship was fraught with turmoil, but hits like “Proud Mary,” along with lots of provocative concert film footage, assure their legacy is secure.
03. Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney
From the time they were first married, Paul McCartney made it clear he wanted his wife, Linda, involved in his band, so that she would have a role to play when he was on tour. Her contributions to Wings were sometimes maligned by the press, but Ms. Macca was a real trooper, and carried on with unassuming dignity alongside her beloved mate. More importantly, she was the muse behind such McCartney classics as “Maybe I’m Amazed” and “My Love.”
02. Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love
With the exception of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, no rock couple elicited more attention than Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. Cobain found the celebrity machine repugnant, and indeed his personal demons were tied in part to that repulsion. Conversely, Love embraced the limelight and seemed to revel in stoking controversy. Both created music that, at its best, reflected sublime artistry.
01. John Lennon & Yoko Ono
John Lennon’s solo career, and perhaps new wave music as well, would have charted a far different course were it not for Yoko Ono’s profound influence. From the searing introspection of Plastic Ono Band to the romantic fare on Double Fantasy, Lennon’s work reflected Ono’s muse-like sway. Furthermore, as a musician in her own right, Ono is revered to this day by legions of rockers who possess an avant-garde slant.
I can’t believe that Sonny and Cher aren’t included on the list, who do you think should also be on the list?
In the money mag’s 2011 list, both Jolie and Parker are tied for the No. 1 spot, with each bringing in $30 million between May 2010 and May 2011.
Jolie’s blockbusters ‘Salt’ and ‘The Tourist’ helped her bring in the cash, while SJP’s ‘Sex and the City’ residual checks and $18 million perfume lines are keeping her comfortable these days.
Trailing not too far behind Hollywood’s leading ladies comes Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, each banking a cool $28 million in the last year to tie for third place.
The ‘Horrible Bosses’ star had ‘The Bounty Hunter’ and ‘Just Go With It’ to keep her afloat this year, while Witherspoon’s ‘How Do You Know?’ and upcoming film projects have allowed her to keep her high price tag.
Rounding out fifth place is Hollywood favorite Julia Roberts. Though ‘Larry Crowne’ just flopped at the box office, last summer’s ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ helped her earn $20 million — tying the spot with ‘Twilight’ star Kristen Stewart.
Noticeably missing from the this year’s Top 5 is Sandra Bullock, who dropped from the top spot in 2010 to baring making the Top 10, bringing only $15 million in the last year.
There is always big blockbuster movies that get absolutely horrific reviews and ratings but because they are either marketed right, come out at the right time or else are part of a franchise they will always do well at the box office. So Shadowlocked have come up with 10 movies that are absolutely awful but have done very well at the box office:
M. Night Shamaylan’s Signs brought in over $407,900,000 in gross receipts. And it was silly…and contrived…and predictable…and ridiculous. A hyper-intelligent alien race, having mastered interstellar travel, will choose to invade a planet that is over 80 percent proof poison? The triumph of middle America farmers over highly-advanced alien invaders using glasses of stale water is the triumph of mediocrity, which is a nice analogy for this film outgrossing Batman Begins. Because that actually happened.
9. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Gross receipts of $786,636,033. Obviously initial viewings of this movie were fuelled by eighties nostalgia – because the first three movies were amazing. The intro scene to Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the classic moments of cinema history. Announcements of the release of the franchise’s fourth film caused high anticipation, even for those of us jaded by Star Wars prequels. What a disappointment! Aliens, really? UFO, ESP, WTF? $317 million dollars’ worth.
8. Twilight / New Moon / Eclipse
All three are in the top echelon of worldwide grosses, making an unbelievable over $1.7 billion (Yes, billion, with a b. Which makes me furious with an f.) These films, (but particularly the first one) are insanely bad. And not passively bad – bad acting, flat characterizations, lack of compelling storyline (check, check, check!) but actively bad – sending bad messages about the appeal of bad boys to impressionable teens with disposable income and terrible taste in movies. If I were to choose the one film I would not want my daughters to watch, it would be this: the movie in which the disaffected, angst-ridden heroine actually says to her boyfriend, “You’re not bad, you’re just misunderstood.” Really? And I am pretty sure the reason he likes her is that she smells good. Like, he’s super lucky that she’s attractive, coherent and sunlight-averse, because she could be Snooki from the Jersey Shore and he’d be drawn to her because of her yummy smell.
7. The Da Vinci Code
Piggybacking on the ‘incredibly successful novel’ format of the Twilight movies, we have The Da Vinci Code. People loved this book, loved it. Do you remember 2003? You couldn’t swing a dead cat in a crowded bar without someone saying, “Hey, stop that! Have you read The DaVinci Code yet?” But the book was enjoyable enough – I actually thought it would be a great movie. Worst decision ever. Yet somehow, the combination of a best selling novel and church-related controversy, not to mention the Ron Howard-Tom Hanks team, brought in an incredible $758,000,000 in worldwide receipts.
6. War of the Worlds
Tom Cruise is too slick for likeability, too smiley for believability, and (even with the admittedly little I know about Scientology), I find that his personal beliefs seep into every performance; and he still wasn’t the worst part about this film! There was the insanely commercial aspect – was there even a story? There was Dakota Fanning, a talented actress who somehow was reduced to speaking in a pitch that only dogs could hear. And of all, the truly unforgivable part was the ending – unimaginative, tedious, and overdone in every way. Ah well, I’m sure it did terribly at the box-office. What do you mean it grossed $591.7 million worldwide? Erm…
5. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
To this day, I cannot understand Bay’s dedication to what – ultimately – is a rapidly dwindling franchise. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Transformers – I thought Bay did a commendable job on transforming my childhood favourite into an eye-catching, appealing movie adaptation – but surely a director/producer of his calibre is capable of spotting a leech when he sees one? Yet here we are, 2011, with Transformers 3 just days away, and Bay seemingly content to turn a blind eye to its lack of imagination in order to enjoy its financial viability.
Don’t believe me? Well, let’s look at the facts. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is the 11th most successful release of all time in accordance to the US box office, with a staggering gross of $402,076,689 – and is the 25th globally with $836,300,000 – yet holds a Rotten Tomatoes rating of just 20%, making it one of the most panned adaptations to date. Say what you like, but this isn’t Bay, and the sooner they let this die, the better.
4. The Hangover 2
For Todd Phillips, The Hangover was more than just a commercial success – it was the rejuvenating saviour his fleeting career had been looking for. Back in 2000, Phillips created one of the most iconic teen-romp movies of all time – Road Trip – before following it up with yet another comedy gem in Old School. However, after Old School’s phenomenal success, things went from bad to worse for Phillips. While I’d argue this decline was marked by Starsky and Hutch, box-office figures would instead pen School for Scoundrels as the start of his decline. Stigmatised by critics and viewers alike, the film – which stared Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Hader – grossed just $17.8 million dollars, which marked a $2.2 million loss when compared to its $20 million budget.
It would appear that 2006 was not Philips’ year, because he soon followed School for Scoundrels up with a producer credit on All the King’s Men, a film which – to this day – remains one of the biggest flops of all time, grossing just $7.2 million on a $55 million budget…ouch. However, Phillips returned three years later with The Hangover which, despite an initial degree of uncertainty, went on to become one of the most successful films of 2009. So what happened with The Hangover? Well, from a financial viewpoint, nothing – the film has taken $488 million worldwide, and it’s still at the cinemas. Yet, going by rottentomatoes.com, the film has been an unmitigated disaster with a 35% rating – less than half of its original (which rates at 79%). Either way, The Hangover 2 is more than deserving of its place on our top 10…
3. Shrek the Third
Shrek was incredible. Never had a film so impressively combined a children’s animation with adult themes, providing a film that was genuinely enjoyable for all members of the family. The kids got a kick out of the cute characters and simple fart jokes, while the adults cried with hysterics at some of delicately placed innuendos – when Shrek saw Lord Farquaad’s castle for the first time, his “do you think he’s compensating for something?” comment still makes me laugh out loud to this day.
Unfortunately, as is often the case the franchise went downhill, before hitting rock bottom with Shrek the Third. Weirdly, the fourth venture of the series did see a noticeable improvement on its threequel, but the damage had been done. As for stats, well, they speak for themselves – 23rd highest US gross of all time, with $320,706,665 and a global gross of $799,000,000 – not bad for a film that holds a 41% rotten tomatoes rating, and was described as “an overstuffed Happy Meal with a deliberately deceiving nutritional guide” – don’t you just love those serpent-tongued critics?
2. Scooby-Doo 2 – Monsters Unleashed
When I first heard about Scooby-Doo – the cinematic adaptation – I was concerned, and when the initial reviews began to roll in, things look doomed. However, when I got round to viewing it, I was pleasantly surprised. The casting was well-researched, the concept was original (and a bit disturbing, if I’m being honest); and Scooby Doo was as loveable as ever. The friendship he shared with Shaggy was spot on, and in the end the saving grace of the franchise. While critics had panned it, the strength of this brand name pulled through, earning it a cool $275,650,703 on its $84 million budget.
Yet, despite my youth (I was 13 at the time), even I could see that this was a one-hit wonder…and then came Monsters Unleashed. With a 21% rotten tomato rating, even long term Scooby-Doo fans tore this film apart…but not before they went to see it. The film went on to gross around $181 million – almost three times its estimated budget – but the damage had been done, and one would assume that we have seen the last of CGI Scooby-Doo for a long, long time…
1. The Last Airbender
What was M. Night Shyamalan thinking?!? Spending $150 million to make a Nickelodeon orientated animated series into a fully fledged, 3D spectacular has got to go down as one of the most idiotic ideas of all time. OK, so he liked the concept, but to spend that extortionate amount on a children’s animated series is just foolish. Maybe he was influenced by the success of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie back in 2004 – a film that received a number of positive reviews as well as a $140 million gross – but he seemed to miss one rather pivotal point…they spent $30 million, a fifth of his total.
Thankfully for Shyamalan, it would appear that his fan-base – combined with that of The Last Airbender animated series and occasional cinema-folk – was enough to ensure the film’s success…but only just. When analysed against its budget, the films gross of $319,713,881 would suggest over a 100% profit. However, throw in the mere $130 million spent on advertising and that figure becomes less impressive. Saying that, for a film as bad as this (it has a 6% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the lowest of any on this list) even a $40 million net profit is impressive. Oh, and just to point out, this film won five awards. Unfortunately, these were five Golden Raspberry Awards, so I don’t think he’ll be mentioning them any time soon.
To be honest I would agree with all of these, what do you think?