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Hollywood Walk of Fame Says ‘Hell No!’ to Reality Stars

We all know the Hollywood Walk of Fame for immortalizing the presence of Tinseltown’s biggest stars. Everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Ryan Seacrest to Judy Garland have made their place on the famoud street. But, will stars such as Kim Kardashian or Snooki ever get their chance? Hell no according to the Vice President for Media Relations and Producer for the Hollywood Walk of Fame Ana Martinez.

“Someone asked if we give reality show characters stars? Hell to the No!” She told CNN after that that criteria for a star includes “longevity in their field of entertainment, awards and other honors, and philanthropic work.” Inductees this year include Jennifer Aniston (who recently had her induction ceremony), Jennifer Lopez and Kate Winslet.

So, being a reality star is cool, but not refined or long-lasting enough.

Do you agree with Ana Martinez?

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Al Pacino Thanks Hip-Hop for ‘Scarface’ Success

This year marks the 28th anniversary of the classic film Scarface. The film, released back in 1983, was a remake of the 1932 version starring Paul Muni. When it hit theaters, it was panned by critics and made little money. Today, it’s a cult classic and favorite among hip-hop fans, who seem to really grip the story’s overall meaning.

Al Pacino’s version is being brought back to movies theaters nationwide on August 31 for one night only. The cast came together to celebrate the blu ray release of the DVD in Los Angeles. At the event, Pacino talked to MTV on the red carpet about his appreciation for the hip-hop collective’s support of the film:

“The hip-hop people and the rappers got together and they made a video and they talked about the movie. I don’t think anybody’s ever talked about it as articulately and clearly. I understood it better having heard them talk about it. I mean, they really get it and they understand it, and that’s a great thing. They’ve been very supportive all these years. I think they’ve helped us tremendously.” He’s referring to the documentary Scarface: Origins of a Hip-Hop Classic.

He also talked about what he thinks the appeal of Tony Montana’s character is: making something out of nothing:

“Man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for? That’s a great expression, and I think that’s Tony Montana. Reaching for something he can’t get but he keeps going. There is an element of hope in it, believe it or not.” What an eloquent response!!

Are you a fan of Scarface?

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Lady Gaga Tops Oprah, Beyonce and Others on Forbes List

Everything that Lady Gaga touches seems to turn to gold, so, it’s no surprise when she’s recognized for doing just that.

Today (8/25), Forbes has released their list of World’s 100 Most Powerful Female Celebrities and Mother Monster is #11 on the list.  She sold a milli in a week, headlined a never-ending tour, took over social media and performed just about everywhere.  Are we even surprised???

Other notable people to make the list include Hilary Clinton (#2), Michelle Obama (#8), Oprah Winfrey (#14), Beyonce Knowles (#17),  Angelina Jolie (#29) and Sarah Palin (#34).  View the entire list here.

Diva Power!!


Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Expecting 3rd Baby

Congrats are in order for the Affleck/Garner household.  They are expanding their clan and making way for baby number three.  The couple, who have been married since 2005, already have two daughters, Violet, 5 years old, and Seraphina, 2 years old.

They tell the Associated Press that they are “thrilled” to have another baby; no word on how far along she is yet.  I love this family.  They seem to really have it together.

Just imagine if Ben stayed with the other Jennifer (Lopez) o_O.

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Swoon: Ryan Gosling Stops Fight in NYC Street (Video)

If you’re looking for another reason to LOVE Ryan Gosling: here you go.

The Notebook star was spotted stopping a fight in the middle of a New York City street.  Two pedestrians were apparently fighting over a “stolen” painting when the actor stepped in and dropped his bag of groceries to settle the scuffle.  What makes this even better is the fact that he’s wearing a tank top so we can see his sexy arms (yes, I’m allowed to be shallow sometimes).

E! Online managed to get a hold of the person who took the video (photographer Valerie Alvea) and she gave the low-down:

“He took them to the corner and asked them what was going on.The gentleman was like ‘He stole my painting’. So he [Gosling] gave the guy a $20 and asked if it was settled. He took the money out of his pocket and said ‘If that’s what you’re fighting for, here you go’.”

I love a man who can keep the peace #sigh.

Watch the encounter:

 

 

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‘The Help’ Slays Box Office Competition

The Help came out last weekend, but it looks like word of mouth pushed it to the number one spot.  The Disney-distributed film took the top box office spot, despite 4 NEW films being released, with $20.5 million and has grossed almost $100 million since being released 10 days ago.  I saw this on Saturday and it is a MUST-SEE.  The story is compelling and will have you in tears by the end.  It’s adapted from the best selling novel written by Kathryn Stockett and already has Oscar buzz around it.

Check out the synopsis and trailer below:

Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, “The Help” stars Emma Stone (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed—even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.  Deeply moving, filled with poignancy, humor and hope, “The Help” is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change.

 

 

The rest of the box office numbers:

1.     The Help (2,690): $20.5 million

2.     Rise of the Planet of the Apes (3,471): $16.3 million

3.     *Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (3,295): $12 million

4.     *Conan the Barbarian (3,015): $10 million

5.     *Fright Night (3,114): $8.3 million

6.     The Smurfs (3,057): $8 million

7.     Final Destination 5 (3,115): $7.7 million

8.     30 Minutes or Less (2,888): $6.3  million

9.     *One Day (1,721): $5.1 million

10. Crazy, Stupid, Love (1,940): $5 million


divaFotos: ‘Twilight’ Actress Kristen Stewart Glams Up for W Mag

Kristen Stewart looks almost unrecognizable inside the pages of W Magazine.  The actress, who is usually seen dressed down, is dressed up for a change in beautiful clothes and jewelry and rocking serious hair volume.  Check out some interview highlights and more fotos below:

On her tomboy quality:

“I have brothers, and that so-called boyish quality was something that I was deathly self-conscious about when I was younger. I was, like, No, I’m a girl. Actually, I’m still embarrassed to say that.”

On finding Twilight and her love for vampires:

I don’t really know what to say. I just knew I wanted to work. And I did. I was working when I read the script for Twilight. I read the script before I read the book. I actually did the audition before reading the book, which was kind of crazy. Obviously, I tore all four books apart over the course of three years, but initially I had no idea that Twilight was such a big deal…I fucking love me a vampire [Laughs]. I was 17 when I read Twilight, and at the time it was so perfect for me. The script was about young kids who think they can handle stuff that they just can’t. And they’re going to do it anyway. Because, why not? Just torture yourself. I relate to that. Vampires are a little dangerous—and we girls like to test ourselves.

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