Celebrities often speak before they think and this tends to happen in the Hip-Hop world quite a bit which results in them getting bad publicity. So how do they salvage their public image? By swallowing their pride and uttering the words “I apologize.” Complex have come up with a list of the most humiliating hip-hop apologies and here is the top 10:
10. Public Enemy Apologizes For Professor Griff’s Anti-Semitic Comments
In an interview with The Washington Times, Public Enemy member Professor Griff said that Jews are responsible for “the majority of wickedness that goes on across the globe.” He continued, “The Jews are wicked. And we can prove this.”
Griff was subsequently fired from Public Enemy. In the wake of his dismissal Chuck D. issued a statement on behalf of the group saying, “Offensive remarks by Professor Griff are not in line with Public Enemy’s program. We are not anti-Jewish. We are not anti-anyone. We are pro-black, pro-black culture, and pro-human race.”
09. Lil Wayne Apologizes To Jay-Z For Saying He Was Better Than Him
Responding to Jay-Z coming out of retirement in a December 2006 interview with Complex, Lil Wayne addressed Jay-Z saying, “It’s not your house anymore, and I’m better than you.”
But Wayne soon backtracked a February 2007 interview with XXL: ““I wanna apologize to Jay and his family and friends, because I was asked that question and they put it in there like I was just feeling like, ‘Oh, you know what, nigga? I’m better than Jay!’ They came at me like, ‘So you say you’re the best. Can you say that you’re better than everybody? Would you say you’re better than Jay?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, nigga, I’m better than everybody!’ But I’d like to throw that apology out there ’cause of whatever trouble I caused, I ain’t want that to happen.”
08. Pimp C Apologizes To Atlanta
In a July 2007 Ozone interview, Pimp C made a stunning suggestion: “Atlanta is not the South, Goddamn it…Atlanta is on East coast time. You niggas ain’t in the South. And all you old bitch-ass niggas talking about “crunk,” you niggas ain’t do nothing but take Three 6 Mafia’s style and renamed it.”
The very nexy month, Pimp C pumped his brakes and issued an apology: “To all my Atlanta fans & friends, I want to say I apologize for my statement in Ozone magazine about Atlanta not being the South!! That was a bull**** statement!! Atlanta is and has always been the dirty mthfkn South!!!!! Chuuch!! But the rest of what I said, about them p***y a** niggaz is and will always be the truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
07. Ice-T Apologizes To Soulja Boy, Sort Of
After saying that Soulja Boy single-handedly killed hip-hop and telling him to eat a dick, Ice-T seemed to have a change of heart. The part time pimp and rap-rock rebel turned actor made a semi-apologetic video directed at the young rapper and web entrepreneur.
In the video he says, “I apologize Soulja Boy for telling you to eat a d*ck. That was just in anger…Because truthfully, a brother of my caliber shouldn’t be talking down on a youngster of your age. T continued, “But as far as your music goes.. it’s garbage!…There are kids that go in the studio and really try to rap. That really sit down with a pen and write stuff…I’m talking about you’re garbage! We got to get rid of that, man. Hip-hop has to last and it ain’t gonna last with you doing that Supaman bullshit.”
06. T-Pain Apologizes To Jay-Z
In June 2009, T-Pain embraced Jay-Z’s controversial single “D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-tune)” by joining him on stage during the rapper’s Hot 97’s Summer Jam performance. When Jay-Z was asked about the gesture afterwards, he said, “It was awkward, but it was cool…He didn’t mean any harm.”
But a few months later in Las Vegas, T-Pain lashed out at Jay-Z saying, “Jay-Z is 59 years old. I don’t think he has the right to say what’s good and what’s not. I think if anything is dead, it should be him.” Later that month Pain released a song called “More Careful,” in which he raps, “Some days I wish that I ain’t never say shit/ And Diddy said ain’t no excuse for what I did/ But I felt like he was knocking the same shit that feeds my kids.” The third verse ends with him saying, “My bad.”
05. The Notorious B.I.G. Apologized To Kandi of Xscape & Patti LaBelle For “Dreams”
On his X-rated classic “Dreams,” Biggie indulges some freaky R&B fantasies, and throws a few shots in the direction of R&B group Xscape saying, “I’ll fuck Rupaul before I fuck them ugly-ass Xscape bitches.” Patti LaBelle was also mentioned in the song—“I’d probably go to jail for fucking Patti LaBelle.” Biggie rapped. The legendary singer wasted no time calling him up to call him out for his lyrics: “He apologized. I just said ‘Well you know brother, you really can’t see me that way.’”
Years later, Xscape singer Kandi revealed that on the night of his death, Biggie extended an apology to Xscape during a Soul Train Awards after party in Los Angeles. Kandi said she regrets not accepting his apology.
04. Puff Daddy Apologizes To Steve Stoute For Beatdown
Steve Stoute, Nas’ manager at the time, and Diddy, then known as Puff Daddy, started feuding when Diddy insisted that his crucifixion scene in Nas’ “Hate Me Now” be cut out before the video aired on MTV. Steve Stoute refused to re-edit the clip and on the night of April 15th, 1999, Diddy and two others attacked Stoute in his New York office, hitting him with a champagne bottle. The assault allegedly left him with a broken arm and jaw.
Stoute sued Diddy, but the matter was resolved out of court. In May, Diddy apologized in USA Today saying, “I made a major mistake, and I have to handle the consequences for it. I have to admit I was totally wrong. I have to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
03. Eminem Apologizes For Making Racist Song As A Teenager
In November of 2003, The Source magazine dug up an old Eminem freestyle on which Marshall Mathers raps “Blacks and whites they sometimes mix/But black girls only want your money ’cause they’re dumb chicks/Don’t date a black girl/If you do it once you won’t do it twice/Black girls are dumb, and white girls are good chicks.”
Eminem addressed the track later that month saying, “The tape … was something I made out of anger, stupidity and frustration when I was a teenager. I’d just broken up with my girlfriend, who was African American, and I reacted like the angry, stupid kid I was. I hope people will take it for the foolishness that it was, not for what somebody is trying to make it into today.”
Two weeks later he offer another mea culpa: “While I think common sense tells you not to judge a man by what he may have said when he was a boy, I will say it straight up: I am sorry I said those things when I was 16.”
In 2009, Asher Roth suffered similar backlash when his attempt at twitter humor went horribly wrong. Making a reference to Don Imus’ infamous diss to the Rutgers women’s basketball team, the rapper said, “Been a day of rest and relaxation — sorry twitter hanging with nappy headed hoes.” Roth apologized to “any man, woman, or child” he may have offended, calling his comments “immature.”
02. Kanye West Apologizes To Taylor Swift
In a moment that will forever live in award-show infamy, a slightly tipsy Yeezy interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance of the Best Female Video award at MTV’s Video Music Awards. “Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you and I’ma let you finish,” he remarked, “but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time. Of all time!”
Shortly after being escorted from the building he took to his blog to offer an all-caps apology. In the blog post Kanye wrote, “I’m sooooo sorry to Taylor Swift and her fans and her mom,” he wrote. “I spoke to her mother right after and she said the same thing my mother would’ve said. She is very talented!”
Later, on the “Power (Remix)” Yeezy rhymed, “Jay’s my big brother, and B’s my little sister/And excuse me all, but you can’t see my little sister,” which seemed to rescind his previous apology.
01. Jay-Z’s Mom Makes Him Apologize For “Superugly”/strong>
In the midst of his epic battle with Nas, Jay dropped the song “Super Ugly” In the song Jay claimed to be smashing Nas’s baby mother, whom he identified by name. Right after the tune premiered on Hot 97 in December of 2001, Jay-Z received a call from his mother letting him know, “That went too far.”
Jay returned to the station the day after and said, “I apologize. I felt like I didn’t think about women’s feelings or [Nas' former girlfriend's] feelings, or even my mom. It was really like, ‘Let me meet your level of disrespect with this level of disrespect.’”
There really is nothing worse than swallowing your pride and saying sorry. To see the full list head on over to Complex.
Rolling Stone asked their readers to vote in a poll to pick the worst songs of the 90′s and here is the 10 songs that they came up with.
10. 4 Non Blondes, ‘What’s Up?’
Long before Linda Perry was writing hits for Pink and Christina Aguilera, she was the dreadlocked frontwoman for the short-lived alt-rock band 4 Non Blondes. They had a monster hit in 1993 with “What’s Up?” – and then broke up before even cutting a follow-up disc. Perry recently shared with Rolling Stone her true feelings about 4 Non Blondes. “I wasn’t really a big fan of my band,” she said. “I didn’t like the record at all. ‘Drifting’ was the only song I loved. I did love ‘What’s Up?’ but I hated the production. When I heard our record for the first time I cried. It didn’t sound like me. It made me belligerent and a real asshole. I wanted to say, ‘We’re a fucking, bad-ass cool band. We’re not that fluffy polished bullshit that you’re listening to.’ It was really difficult.”
09. Right Said Fred, ‘I’m Too Sexy’
Supermodels were so big in the 1990s that Cindy Crawford was allowed to star in a major Hollywood movie and Naomi Campbell, Elle Macpherson, Claudia Schiffer and Christy Turlington opened a chain of restaurants. Sure, Fair Game is a wretched movie and the Fashion Cafe imploded almost as fast as Britney Spears’ restaurant Nyla – but these people were still getting awfully big egos. British pop duo Right Said Fred poked fun at the models’ supreme sense of self-worth with their 1991 mega-hit “I’m Too Sexy.” The song was funny the 10 ten times you heard it, but then it just wouldn’t go away.
08. Baha Men, ‘Who Let The Dogs Out?’
This didn’t actually come out until the summer of 2000, but if Bill Clinton was president and no one had ever heard of a hanging chad, we’re still counting it as the 1990s. “Who Let The Dogs Out?” was also originally recorded by Anslem Douglas in 1998. Two years later it was covered by Bahamiam band the Baha Men, and the song quickly became a worldwide hit. The Seattle Mariners began playing it in the summer of 2000, and countless stadiums across the world have continued to practice to it. In January of 2008, presidential candidate Mitt Romney broke into a spontaneous rendition of the song at a Martin Luther King Day parade in Florida. It remains one of the funniest things on YouTube.
07. Celine Dion, ‘My Heart Will Go On’
Not everyone will admit it now, but back in 1997 most everybody thought Titanic was a great movie. (It even won Best Picture!) The soundtrack also sold about 10 trillion copies, entirely based on the astounding success of the single “My Heart Will Go On.” Celine Dion’s song and the movie have aged very poorly, but if you were a 13-year-old girl in 1997 odds are very high this song made you cry your eyes out. Now it probably just makes you cringe.
06. Hanson, ‘MMMBop’
Hanson’s 1997 hit “MMMBop” was the big bang of the late 1990s teen pop revival. It was all over radio long before anybody had ever heard of N’Sync, the Backstreet Boys or even (at least in America) the Spice Girls. The song was the debut single from Hanson, a trio of brothers from Oklahoma who had been performing together since they were very young children. Before they knew it, the boys were being mobbed at shopping malls and leaving groups of crying girls everywhere they went. Many see Hanson as a one-hit wonder band, but their fan base has remained incredibly loyal and they continue to play big shows. They even still play “MMMBop,” though one imagines that isn’t their favorite part of the show these days.
05. Chumbawamba, ‘Tubthumping’
“Tubthumping” may sound like it was written by a perpetually drunk British party band that loved nothing more than “pissing the night away.” But Chumbawamba are actually a deeply political group that have been preaching anarchy for 30 years. This 1997 song briefly made them famous in America, and when they appeared on Politically Incorrect that year, they urged fans to steal their album. They remain somewhat popular in England, but here in America they are about as big as the Baha Men.
04. Vanilla Ice, ‘Ice Ice Baby’
Vanilla Ice was just asking for a backlash when he released “Ice Ice Baby” in the summer of 1990. Not only did he not give Queen any credit for the famous bassline, but he lied to reporters by telling them that he grew up in the ghetto. Also, he just really came off like a tool. Still, his album To The Extreme sold tons of copies and briefly turned Ice into a superstar. By 1992, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre were on the scene and Vanilla Ice seemed pathetically passé. In the past few years, he’s become a reality TV star and a budding real estate mogul.
03. Billy Ray Cyrus, ‘Achy Breaky Heart’
Billy Ray Cyrus was just 20 years old when “Achy Breaky Heart” turned him into a country superstar. The song was a huge crossover hit that introduced line-dancing to people all across the globe. A hit like that should have forever destroyed Billy Ray’s career, but he started acting in the early 2000s – and in 2005 his daughter Miley landed the role of Hannah Montana and Billy Ray was cast as her father. He’s now a TV icon to teenagers all across the country, most of whom have probably never heard “Achy Breaky Heart.”
02. Los Del Rio, ‘Macarena’
If 1996 had to be defined by a single moment it might be Bob Dole cracking a lame joke that he was doing the Macarena when he fell off the stage in California. The dance hit by Latin dance group Los del Rio was inescapable that year, spending an astonishing 14 weeks at the Number One spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The song actually first surfaced in 1992 and was remixed many times over the next four years, but an English version by the Bayside Boys went nuclear in America in 1996. It also spawned a worldwide dance craze, but everybody heard that song 10,000 times that year and it’s barely been played at a bar mitzvah since.
01. Aqua, ‘Barbie Girl’
Barbie Girl – written by the Danish dance-pop group Aqua – is an incredibly polarizing song. Many people were offended by the portrayal of a woman as a man’s plastic doll, begging him to “undress me everywhere.” Others loved the over-the-top cartoonish video and bizarre sound of the song. Mattel (the makers of Barbie) were less than pleased that their product was being presented in such an overtly sexual way and filed a lawsuit. The courts ruled that the song was a parody and thus permissible, but Mattel took it all the way to the Supreme Court. The company had a change of heart in 2009, when they changed the lyrics and used the song in an ad campaign.
What the hell, sure these songs maybe cheesy as hell but they are all classics and who doesn’t love a good cheesy song, especially when drunk? I guess if you go by Rolling Stone readers opinions then catchy equals to a terrible song? What do you think of this list?
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.
There are many celebrities in Hollywood that are infamous for being trainwrecks or scandalous but sometimes I wish they weren’t around. According to a recent poll here are 10 celebrities that people don’t want to be famous. Take a look at who came up on this poll:
10. LeBron James (29%)
09. Donald Trump (31%)
08. Mel Gibson (33%)
07. Kim Kardashian (38%)
06. Tiger Woods (42%)
05. Arnold Schwarzenegger (44%)
Tied 03. Kanye West (45%)
Tied 03. Britney Spears (45%)
02. Charlie Sheen (52%)
01. Paris Hilton (60%)
I could live without some of these celebrities but then again on the other hand most of these people bring scandal and without that things wouldn’t be exciting. Any celebrities you think are missing from the list?
Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy decided to name their new baby Bingham Hawn Bellamy which isn’t exactly the most traditional of names. Because of this NME have decided to look at other 25 celebrities who have given their children pretty interesting names.
Who: Zuma Rossdale Parents: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale Why: Well it’s better than ‘Puma’ we suppose…
Who: Zowie Bowie Parents: Angie and David Bowie Why: It was the 70′s…He later changed his name to ‘Duncan’. Take that, ma and pa.
Who: Pixie Geldof Parents: Bob Geldof and Paula Yates Why: Next to Peaches and FiFi Trixiebelle ‘Pixie’ is kinda dull…
Who: Peaches Geldof Parents: Bob Geldof and Paula Yates Why: Next to Pixie and FiFi Trixibelle, ‘Peaches’ is…Oh you get the point.
Who: Lennon Gallagher Parents: Liam Gallagher and Nicole Appleton Why: A Beatles obsession gone too far…
Who: Seven Sirius Parents: Erykah Badu and Outkast’s Andre 3000 Why: Possibly a superstitious reference to a lucky number or just, you know, two hippies naming a baby.
Who: Bronx Mowgli Wentz Parents: Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson Why: It means ‘male hair straighners’ in Arabic.
Who: Bluebelle Madonna Parents: Geri Halliwell and Sasha Gervasi Why: The kid got off lightly considering Geri’s dog is called ‘Harry Halliwell’.
Who: Apple Martin Parents: Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow Why: Possibly to encourage a future of adult alcoholism, “Hi I’m Apple Martin, can I have an apple martini please?”
Who: Blue Angel Evans Parents: The Edge and Aislinn O’Sullivan Why: Named after his favourite Roy Orbison song, was nearly called ‘Ooby Dooby Evans’.
Who: Egypt Daoud Ibarr Dean Parents: Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats Why: Prepped for a life-time of bar pick up lines, in the style of “Hi, have you ever been to Egypt baby?”
Who: Dylan Jagger Lee Parents: Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson Why: Nearly as bad as ‘Lennon Gallagher’…
Who: Sparrow James Midnight Madden Parents: Joel Madden and Nicole Ritchie Why: This is what happens when you play a word association game when drunk in order to name your kid.
I dunno, I think some of them are alright but some of them are horrific. What do you think? See the full list over at NME.
They say blondes have more fun but for these Hollywood actresses Yahoo say it’s the opposite and because they got rid of their blonde locks in exchange for a different color their careers have also done better.
Gained fame as a redhead but was born a blonde. When she realized that her hair color was hindering her Hollywood career — she was being typecast as a cheerleader — she decided to make a change. “I just dyed my hair dark brown,” she told the “Independent. “And got my first role a week later, after which I thought: ‘People are closed-minded, man! Like a different hair color changes everything!’”
“I’m a natural blonde, but when I started acting, I would go to auditions, and they didn’t know where to put me because I was voluptuous and had the accent but I had blonde hair,” she told Britain’s Daily Mail. “The moment I dyed my hair dark, [the cast directors said], ‘Oh, she’s the hot Latin girl.’ I loved it … Being brunette toned me down a bit.”
Switched hair color because she was just didn’t conform to the typical blonde stereotype. As she told the New York Observer in 2007, “I’m a natural blonde, but I feel like a brunette. I feel like people treat me now how I should be treated. People used to be shocked, when I was blonde, that I wasn’t stupid. I used to get these comments that I swear people thought were compliments. Like, ‘Oh! You’re smart!’ — like they couldn’t believe it.”
Angelina didn’t really choose to change hair color. “My natural color is dark blonde,” she revealed to German magazine Das Neue. “But when I was 4 or 5, my mother dyed my hair dark brown, and she decided to keep it that way. And I stuck with that.”
Amy found that, personality-wise, she’s just not a blonde. “When I dyed my hair true red for the first time, I felt as if it was what nature intended,” she told People. I have been accused of being a bit of a spitfire, so in that way I absolutely live up to the stereotype. The red hair suited my personality. I was a terrible blonde.”
Cynthia might be known as a ginger, but she does see some benefits to going back to her natural gold. “I like the red very much … but it’s a lot of work to maintain,” she told Marie Claire. “The recognition factor is so much higher when I’m a redhead, so when I’m a blonde I can pass under the radar a lot more easily.”
Winona might be famous for her dark locks, but she’s actually a blonde. Winona has been dyeing it ever since her first film, “Lucas,” in 1986.
Eva became famous after playing the secretive Vespers Lynd in “Casino Royale.” Turns out, she has a secret of her own. “I’m a dark blonde,” she told the UK paper Metro. “I dyed my hair blue then black when I was 14. I thought the color was more flattering and matched my skin tone. I don’t think I’d ever change back unless it was for a film.”
“I’ve been red off and on since age 10, when I was obsessed with ‘Anne of Green Gables,’” she told People. “My mom said, ‘Let’s put a rinse on, and you can be Anne for a couple days.’ I was thrilled: It was carrot red. In high school I was a Goth girl, so I went from fire engine to purple to black. Recently two of my best friends started calling me Red. It’s funny because they’ve known me for years. I guess I’m convincing enough: With the red hair and some blush, it looks like I’ve been on the moors in Ireland.”
Do you prefer them with blonde hair or a darker color?
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?
There always seems to be celebrity death hoaxes that pop up online every couple of months, usually they are started by bored people on the internet who think it’s funny and other times it’s by the celebrity’s publicist looking to get a bit of publicity for the celeb. Here are 8 memorable ones that IBT came up with:
Despite loads of recent Internet rumors, Hefner is not dead. For the past few years, celebrity death hoaxes virally spread faster to mass amounts of people with each new development in social media. Whether creating a celebrity death hoax is a fad done by bored Internet users or crafty publicists looking for free publicity for a stagnant star, it’s up to you to decide. Here are seven celebrities who falsely made it to heaven.
Pronounced dead twice in one day, a viral tweet spread around that Justin was shot by a publicist and then killed in a car accident back in June. He tweeted, “Wait … turns out I’m alive.”
Again, Twitter users are the culprit for the latest scandal in fake Hollywood deaths, Snipes, who is said earlier this week to have been killed in a fight. The actor is alive in prison after being charged for defrauding the U.S. in 2006.
It’s debatable if she’s well, but LiLo is definitely alive, though she was reported dead on Wikipedia. Recently, she was targeted again by a Twitter user under a misspelled Kim Kardashian alias that she had died of an overdose.
On the same day as Michael Jackson died, a hacker posted on Britney’s Twitter, “Britney has passed today. It is a sad day for everyone. More news to come.” Ellen Degeneres and P.Diddy were also attacked by the same hacker that day.
Back in November 2006 before Twitter, a fake news site said that Hanks fell from a cliff in New Zealand, citing police officials and an exact time.
After being reported dead in a car crash back in 2009, Smith was claimed dead again on the Internet from falling off a cliff in New Zealand. Sound familiar? Hint: See Tom Hanks above.
During her stay in the Los Angeles Twin Towers Correctional Facility, it was reported that Hilton was dead, either from suicide or being stabbed seven times, neither of which were true.
I think it’s disgusting for a person to come up with rumors like this. What do you think? Any that should have been on this list but were forgotten?