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Sexy movie bikini scenes anyone?! I'll have an order. Enjoy your Monday.
You know what we're talking about with the Instagram quote fad. Celebrities have adopted it quickly, turning clichés and corny quotes into images that they share with thousands of fans. You thought the platform was for taking photos and adding some colored filters to them? So did we. Unfortunately, the wave of corny quotes has arrived, and we don't think we can stop it.
Yahoo will be moving to the former New York Times building on 43rd Street across from Port Authority bus terminal where the tech company is set to expand. Currently Yahoo is discussing with city officials about putting up a huge illuminated sign wielding the company's name, kicking out the one the New York Times currently has on display. Ouch. The move makes a pretty big statement about modern times, with tech quite literally replacing newspaper. However it also says that the company is not messing around. The also company recently acquired Tumblr for $1.1 billion. In cash. How gangster is that? Yahoo signed a long-term lease, occupying the 9th through 12th floors out of the 15-story building. They will be sharing the building with two other tenants in the tech world: software maker 10gen and local search engine Citysearch. Yahoo’s chief executive Marissa Mayer has been making moves to bolster the company by making it rain with new ventures. However Tumblr will not feel the love: the company's 175 employees who work in NY neighborhood Murray Hill, will not be moving.
As the landscape of film keeps changing and evolving due to taste, style and technology, both critics and fans often look at the directorial debut quite differently. Quite frankly, the arrival can sometimes take years. With that said, here are five directorial debuts of films released since the start of 2012 that are not only worth watching, but have a story beyond the story as well – the third in a series of seven features made possible by the new Heineken Star Bottle.
With a new movie in theaters soon, The Bling Ring star Emma Watson is proving that she isn't little Hermoine Granger anymore with this very grown up photo shoot for W Magazine. Photographer Michael Thompson shot these dramatic shots of the young actress that have a vintage, almost-noir aesthetic with the muted colors and sensual poses. In the W Magazine interview, Watson talks about how she embraced her childhood and never wanted to grow up too fast: "I wanted to wear a sports bra until I was 22! The allure of being sexy never really held any excitement for me. I’ve never been in a terrible rush to be seen as a woman." She may not be in a rush, but the time has definitely come. This issue of W hits newsstands on May 28 and The Bling Ring will be in theaters on June 14.
Celebrities get bored. How could they not? They get famous being or doing a certain thing and then when they get tired of just having their photos taken for no reason, they decide they better branch out and do something different so there’s another reason to have their photos taken again. That’s our theory behind Paris Hilton‘s new beach club. Seems Paris has lent her name and “design skills” to the Century Properties Group, known for bringing high-end celebrity construction projects to the Philippines (Donald Trump has also designed for the group, if that tells you anything). Her project? The Paris Beach Club, which “features 3 levels of dazzling amenities all designed to Paris’ exacting specifications and aesthetic preferences.” Clicking through the sections of the site, we see the PBC has “lofty ceilings, sparkling interiors, and plush furniture,” “truly distinct illuminated hallways [with] variable colors that reflect Paris’ favorite hues,” and “a refreshing indoor restaurant [that] offers Paris’ favorite flavors.” Of course there’s also a beach bar that “exudes the same smooth vibes as the world’s best beach clubs, combining modern lines, chilled lighting, and a magnificent bar to create the ultimate beachside hangout.” And an ice cream and candy bar with a “mouth-watering selection of treats [that] will cool down every sweet tooth on a hot day.” It’s really the logical next step for the hotel chain heiress. She’s mastered the art of pampered princess-ing. She’s mastered the art of the sex tape. She’s mastered the reality show, modeling, designing clothes, creating perfume, hanging around DJs, starring in commercials and whatever other random things she could dabble in. Normally, a celeb would write a children’s book at this point in her career, but it seems pretty clear why that’s not going to be something Paris adds to her resume. No, it’s much better for her to design a beach club in the Philippines. It can’t be that different from designing weekend wear, right? Here’s a video from when the project was announced back in 2011.
Last time we checked in on Tan Mom Patricia Krentcil, she had released a rap song, ‘It’s Tan Mom,’ to which the ‘Chelsea Lately’ staff couldn’t help but bust a move. Now the full song is out, and it’s worse than you thought. In the 3-minute video, Krentcil dances around in a leopard print dress (the flames of hell flickering behind her) and, unfortunately, a bikini and wig, slurring lyrics like: “Where do you want / I’ll give you a treat / To see my goodies brown / I wanna get get get get my tan on.” In between autotuned choruses about being outside birdwatching in lieu of in a tanning booth, she claims she’s “sexier than the teen mom” (presumably Farrah Abraham) and “hotter than the Octomom.” At one point she’s also in a bedroom being groped with multiple crosses affixed to the wall behind her, and towards the end of the video, an unidentified male pops up behind a podium and says, “Don’t judge me, don’t make a deal. Don’t make a deal because I am saying it to you. I’m saying it to you. Let it be the way it is.” We have no idea who he is or what he’s talking about, but he is in Tan Mom’s music video. (Sorry, dude. Consider yourself judged.) Thankfully, some merciful soul took pity on the masses and decided not to release this thing in high definition — a move worthy of a ticker tape parade.
Sublime songstress Mary J. Blige has been hit with yet another tax lien — this one totaling $3.4 million for unpaid taxes in Bergen County, N.J. Sounds like even 2013 won’t offer her a break. According to sleuths, she owes the “IRS $574.907 from 2009, $2.2 million from 2010 and $647,604 from 2011.” This on top of her charity being sued and separate liens for just over $900K in back taxes she supposedly owes the state of New Jersey. Blige was also sued by Bank of America for not paying back a $500,000 loan or the interest. What’s more, she and her husband are the defendants in another lawsuit for defaulting on a $2.2 million loan back in November of 2012. Given this mess, one of two things must be true: Either Mary J. drowned kittens in orphans tears in a past life, or she simply doesn’t know how money works.
‘Family Guy’ fans have nothing to go all giggety about today, as Seth Macfarlane announced on Twitter that he wouldn’t be returning to host the 2014 Oscars. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Seth took to Twitter to break the news, saying:
After news of a fresh split between ‘Twilight’ stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson broke over the weekend, the world was on high Robsten alert — and today (May 20) he was spotted moving a bunch of his belongings and his two dogs out of K-Stew’s L.A. home. Pattinson was seen driving off with a suitcase, a bike, and two garbage bags full of items in the back of his truck, while his pooches Bear and Bernie rode along next to him in the cab. The duo are currently spending time apart in their separate homes after raising suspicion when Stewart and Pattinson spent his 27th birthday apart — Rob by having a private party that his not-yet-ex didn’t attend (or wasn’t allowed to, depending on which source you read), and Kristen by moping around with her friends. Insiders close to the couple say they wouldn’t be surprised if they got back together eventually (which, oddly, looks an awful lot like the pair when they’re not together at all). But time will tell.
Justin Bieber was about to have a moment at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards last night (May 19) when he accepted the impressive Milestone Award at the tender age of 19 — but his acceptance of the coveted honor was marred by a chorus of boos and screams, the latter from his dedicated corps of Beliebers. Despite the outpuring of Belieber love, the vocal haters clearly knocked the normally confident and cocky teen off his game, as evidenced by his disjointed and responsorial speech. “I’m 19 years old,” he said, as if that were some sort of justification. “I think I’m doing a pretty good job.” No question there — but we weren’t the ones needing convincing. It sounded like the Biebs himself was on shaky ground. “From my heart, I really just want to say, it should be about the music, the craft that I’m making,” he declared from behind a pair of sunglasses. “This is not a gimmick. I’m an artist, and I should be taken seriously.” When you have to tell people you’re an artist and demand to be taken seriously, you know you have a real image problem. (Cue the late-night parodies.) After that “moment,” Biebs got to the thank yous: his “manager Scooter Braun, my family, my mom, Jesus Christ,” He also thanked fans and his siblings. For his part, awards host Tracy Morgan tried to put the haters in their place, scolding, “Don’t be booin’ nobody up in here. This ain’t the Apollo!”
We know you’re probably still recovering from Bill Hader‘s bittersweet farewell on ‘SNL‘ over the weekend, but this might help cheer you up: Hader gets goofy in the June issue of GQ, and it’s really cute. I know I’m going to miss Bill Hader on ‘SNL’ — I’m not going to lie, I cried during his final Stefon segment, and I know I’m not the only one. But I’m looking forward to whatever he does next, which is hopefully more movies and guest appearances on other TV shows. His spots on ‘The Mindy Project’ this season were great, for example, and if you haven’t checked him out in movies like ‘Adventureland’ and ‘Superbad,’ you should go ahead and do that. Hader is that special breed of guy that’s cuter because he’s so talented and funny. He’s quirky looking, for sure, but if you saw his stint on ‘The Mindy Project,’ you know he can totally play the part of dreamy guy (and then not-so-dreamy — opposite of dreamy, really — in that season finale). So while he’s gone from ‘SNL’ and will no longer fill our Saturday nights with joy, that doesn’t mean he can’t make our eyes happy with these adorable photos from his June GQ photo shoot.
Damn it, Jim, he’s a doctor, not a tasty morsel! Oh wait, he’s both. Karl Urban‘s Dr. Bones character from ‘Star Trek Into Darkness‘ makes us think we should probably get more check-ups. ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ hits theaters today (officially, but you could have seen it as early as Wednesday night), so we conclude our look at the sexy men of ‘Star Trek’ with star Karl Urban, who plays eccentric character Bones, the Starship Enterprise’s head doctor, and one of the big heroes of the film. You may also recognize Urban from his role in last year’s action flick ‘Dredd,’ in which he played the lead character and sadly spent the entire film with a giant helmet covering his beautiful head. He’s also starred in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies, and lots of other action stuff like ‘Red’ and ‘Riddick.’ He’s like a total geek girl centerfold guy, really. Urban hails from New Zealand and participates in the charity KidsCan, which supplies food and necessities to over 16,000 New Zealand children. So, to recap, he’s sexy, he’s obviously into sci-fi and fantasy, and he’s into helping children. Surely he cannot be real.
If all villains look this sexy, then maybe we need to reassess our stance on supporting heroes. Meet Benedict Cumberbatch, the super sexy bad guy from ‘Star Trek Into Darkness.’ Benedict has a very important role in the film: Aside from being one of many pieces of eye candy in the sequel, he’s also the film’s main villain, a terrorist by the name of John Harrison. But he’s so much more than that, especially for fans of the older ‘Star Trek’ movies and the TV show. (You’ll see what I mean when the movie hits theaters this Friday. I don’t want to say much more for fear of spoiling you.) Cumberbatch is not only a really fun name to say, but a really fun guy to behold. The British actor has a distinct look, and if you’ve been checking out our Daily Swoon features for a while now, you’ll know that we’re suckers for guys with interesting faces. Models and athletes and muscle-bound actors can be great, sure, but man alive — there’s something about an actor who doesn’t quite fit the mold and is sexy for some not-so-obvious reasons. Anyway, Mr. Cumberbatch has been around for a while — you may have seen him in ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ or ‘Atonement,’ and he stars in the BBC miniseries ‘Sherlock’ as the legendary detective. But be sure to check him out this Friday when ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ hits theaters. You won’t want to miss him making turtlenecks look all sexy.
It seems ABC has got some major competition on their hands with the launch of ‘The Baby Bachelor.’ On a recent episode of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ Jimmy debuted his new reality series, which stars his nephew Wesley, who yearns for a bride and a fire truck because he’s still a toddler. Much like the original ‘Bachelor‘ series, ‘The Baby Bachelor’ will have his pick from an array of possible brides, who are searching for either their soulmate or just a sugar daddy (or possibly an actual daddy). We don’t know about you, but we think everyone agrees with Wesley — we’d all like to get the big girl. Who will stay and who will go “bye-bye”? Stay tuned for more!
If you’re a fan of comedy you’ve surely found yourself inundated with commercials and promotions for YouTube’s Comedy Week. Well, the wait is over because it’s finally arrived. Simply put, YouTube Comedy Week will be just that: a week filled with videos of sketches, stand up, improv and music, all in celebration of the comedic arts. Many of which will be live-streamed and will star some of the biggest names in the industry today. The week-long “festival” kicked off with ‘The Big Live Comedy Show,’ an event that included names such as: Hannibal Buress Jon Dore Epic Rap Battles of History Garfunkel and Oates The Gregory Brothers The Lonely Island Seth Rogen Sarah Silverman Tim & Eric Vince Vaughn Reggie Watts Owen Wilson, and many more.” In addition to those luminaries, tons of YouTube cut-ups of various levels of Web fame will be featured. (See video above for a rundown.) The rest of the week will continue with different performances each night. Tonight will be International Stand-Up Night, starting at 9PM. Tuesday delivers Improv Night; Wednesday is Stand-Up Night; Thursday takes on College Humor’s All Nighter and Friday closes out the week with Set List Live & Music Night. Be sure to tune in for a week of great comedy!
As you may have heard if you logged on to the Interwebs today, Yahoo bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion, and immediately freaked out basically everyone on Tumblr. Didn’t Yahoo realize that they’re dealing with a community of unemployed millennials who have nothing to do with their time but make GIFs and memes? Because that’s what happened. Here’s how Tumblr is reacting to becoming part of the Yahoo community.
This past weekend J.J. Abrams unleashed the second entry in his rebooted ‘Star Trek’ franchise, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness.’ With Kirk, Spock, Uhura and company back in theaters, we’ve been giddily revisiting all things Enterprise, and we realized there is one thing this reboot demands more of: George Takei. Like swashbuckling Sulu wouldn’t have improved things by 100%. Takei has emerged as a major force in social networking, political activism and general interwebs awesomeness. And we just can’t get enough. Just imagine what ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ would look like with Takei playing every character. We did. Oh my! All photos by Kristy Puchko
The guy holding the rooster is a real chicken. This 2008 clip of a British reporter is enjoying a second life because, well, just watch for yourself and you’ll see why. Not only does this fella scream, but he also books it like he’s running the 40-yard dash. Intrepid reporter? We think not.
Forget all the awards she won at the Billboard Music Awards last night — the trophy for Best Reaction to Justin Bieber Trying to Kiss Selena Gomez goes to Taylor Swift! That’s the award that matters, as far as we’re concerned. Clearly Swift can recognize a creepster when she sees one, and the way Bieber goes in for a kiss with Gomez definitely earns this response, as far as we’re concerned. Or maybe she saw his pants. Either way, priceless.
Inspirations is all over the place. Take a moment to pause and get some motivation and inspiration. This advice can go a long way. Inspiration is everywhere, so don't let it pass you by.
The world is such an amazing place but it could get better. These are some changes that would make the world even better. This is the world we all wish we could live in.
Every year enthusiasts and car manufacturers gather to try and determine the most popular cars on the market. Well 2013 nicest cars list includes some surprisingly practical, affordable yet sleek and beautiful machines. Check them out!
Sometimes preachers have great intentions but what they put on the church signs just comes off as down right dirty. These suggestive signs are not something you would expect from a church and are very inappropriate. These are some hilarious unintentionally dirty church signs.