The Hollywood 5 & 1: 01.19.13: Jennifer Love Hewitt VS. Sophia Vergara VS Mila Kunis Edition
A WORD FROM STEVE…
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Who’s greeting us this week? It’s none other than…Chanel Preston! In honor of AEE/AVN going on this week, why not showcase the bold and beautiful Chanel! I’m also quick to point out that I was the first mainstream media figure to predict big things for her in the industry. Really cool gal and a friend of 411mania! Find her on Twitter at @ChanelPreston!
Last week we had a triple VS between Denise Milani, Stacey Dash, and Salma Hayek. The results pretty much played out as expected:
Denise Milani 44.38%
Stacey Dash 22.6%
Salma Hayek 33.02%
This week we get another 3-way between Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sophia Vergara, and Mila Kunis! This one has a few twists and turns in it so I’ll be curious to see how it plays out!
PIC OF THE WEEK!
Kim Kardashian been on the cover of many different magazines. Now it looks like she’s hitting up a different market: Arab women.
“I’m excited to share my cover of Hia Magazine!,” Kardashian wrote on her blog Wednesday. “Hia is the leading luxury lifestyle magazine for Arab women and I’m honored to be on the cover. This shoot was so different from any I have done before and I’m so pleased with how the cover turned out. I got to wear some incredible high glamour creations by grand couturier Stéphane Rolland!”
WHAT THE HELL?
Something about this doesn’t ring true. Radar Online reported that Rachel Weisz is having some trouble with just how popular starring in the James Bond franchise has made her husband Daniel Craig.
A source said: “Daniel’s popularity has soared since playing James Bond and he’s often asked by fans for a picture. He is very aware of the duties of playing such a famous character and always stops to give fans what they want. He never shirks his responsibilities. But Rachel often gets frozen out, she gets pushed aside while they pose next to Daniel or, even worse, is asked to take the picture herself! She just can’t understand it. Rachel’s won an Oscar, but that’s not as impressive as getting snapped with James Bond. In one instance, Rachel had to tear Daniel away from a horde of fans asking them, ‘Can I have my husband back?’ When she married Daniel, she didn’t expect to be getting James Bond as well!”
She’s an actress and has been in the business long enough to know how things work. Do you believe this story?
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Want to go for a bike ride? After years of saying “no” whenever asked about doping, Lance Armstrong began his confessional interview with Oprah Winfrey by repeating the word “yes” in response to a series of direct questions addressing his use of performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career.
Did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance?
Was one of those banned substances EPO?
Did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance?
Did you ever use any other banned substances like testosterone, cortisone or human growth hormone.
In all seven of your Tour de France victories did you ever take banned substances or blood dope?
Formerly one of the most respected athletes in the world for his unprecedented cycling success, personal battle with cancer and charitable work with Livestrong, Armstrong arrived for this interview without titles, estranged from his famous foundation, and with a tarnished reputation. In the aftermath of a voluminous report by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in October 2012, Armstrong was formally stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from elite competition. In that damning report, USADA chief executive Travis Tygart implicated Armstrong in “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.”
While Armstrong refuted Tygart’s claim that his doping was more aggressive than the rest of the “EPO generation,” he did candidly admit to cheating for the first time after years of denials.
“I don’t know that I have a great answer,” Armstrong said when asked why he was coming clean at this point. “I will start my answer by saying that this is too late. It’s too late for probably most people and that’s my fault. I view this situation as one big lie — that I repeated a lot of times.”
Describing how he ingested PEDs without regret or moral qualm, Armstrong explained that he thought his doping regime was just another facet of his preparation, “like saying we have to have air in our tires or water in our bottles.”
Regardless of his motivation, Armstrong’s confession and stated contrition is huge reversal after years of vehement denials whenever faced with doping allegations. In a typically defiant move, the 41-year-old Texan tweeted an image of himself lounging at his home in Austin just weeks after the USADA report. Quite visible in the background of the photograph were the seven yellow jerseys that he had won in the Tour de France.
“It’s a major flaw and it’s a guy who expected to get whatever he wanted and to control every outcome and it’s inexcusable,” Armstrong told Winfrey, when asked about the aggressive way he bullied those who publicly challenged him with the truth of his own doping.
Winfrey replayed video of a handful of Armstrong’s most strident doping denials over the years and walked him through relationships that had been savaged by the ferocity of his deception.
“I was a bully in the sense that I tried to control the narrative,” Armstrong conceded. “And if I didn’t like what somebody said, for whatever reasons in my own head — whether I viewed that as somebody being disloyal a friend turning on you or whatever — I tried to control that and said, ‘That’s a lie. They are liars.'”
Of course, the USADA revelations as well as his subsequent confession have proven Armstrong to the be the liar. But, for the first time in a long time, Armstrong seemed to finally be telling the truth.
But will it be enough? Armstrong claimed he was committed to earning back trust.
“I’ll spend the rest of my life trying to earn back trust and trying to apologize to people…for the rest of my life”
People have short memories. Will he make a comeback in the public eye?
“Dodgeball’ and ‘You, Me, & Dupree’ are also tarnished.
Jennifer Lawrence and Tom Hiddleston have topped Total Film magazine’s poll to find the Sexiest Stars in Movies Right Now!
Hunger Games star Lawrence is on fire as a Golden Globe winner and an Oscar and Bafta-nominee for Silver Linings Playbook. Plus, she’s hot in every sense of the word. Not only that, she’s working on TWO huge sequels, Catching Fire and X-Men: Days Of Future Past.
Hiddleston lead a huge British contigent in the men’s results…but I’m not going to go into detail about his “hotness”. Six Brits made the male Top 10, with readers demonstrating a surprising fondness for…Alan Rickman.
The Top 10 Sexiest Actors and Actresses In Movies Right Now are:
1. Tom Hiddleston
2. Robert Pattinson
3. Ryan Gosling
4. Benedict Cumberbatch
5. Richard Armitage
6. Tom Hardy
7. Alan Rickman
8. Michael Fassbender
9. Robert Downey Jr.
10. Chris Hemsworth
1. Jennifer Lawrence
2. Scarlett Johansson
3. Kristen Stewart
4. Emma Stone
5. Mila Kunis
6. Emma Watson
7. Anne Hathaway
8. Zooey Deschanel
9. Natalie Portman
10. Charlize Theron
I know one guy at 411mania.com that’s happy about this!
The next long-rumoured instalment in the Terminator franchise has moved a step closer to fruition with the news that a new script is currently in the works.
Laeta Kalodgris and Patrick Lussier have been hired by Skydance Pictures to pen a new script, details of which remain clamped firmly under wraps.
Skydance’s David Ellison recently joined the project to co-produce alongside his sister Megan, and it seems now as though serious steps are being taken towards making this one happen.
Whether or not Arnie will be involved in any capacity remains to be seen, but Megan Ellison has confirmed that the picture will be R-rated, which should go some way to appeasing fans.
A new Terminator film: Yay or Nay?
What about a Jingle All the Way sequel?
Megan Fox VS Lindsay Lohan!
Poor Megan Fox. She is sick and tired of being a Hollywood bombshell. So she posed in lingerie for the new issue of Esquire to tell us about it.
“I felt powerless in that image,” Fox explains of her roles in movies such as Transformers. “I didn’t feel powerful. It ate every other part of my personality, not for me but for how people saw me, because there was nothing else to see or know. That devalued me. Because I wasn’t anything. I was an image. I was a picture. I was a pose.”
The actress has started to take on funnier characters in comedies like This Is 40 and Friends with Kids, which is the direction she hopes to stay in. She doesn’t want to turn out to be just another sexy star, like her former idol, Marilyn Monroe. Fox removed her tattoo of the icon because she feels Monroe is no longer the right kind of role model.
Here’s where it gets good.
“I started reading about her and realized that her life was incredibly difficult. It’s like when you visualize something for your future. I didn’t want to visualize something so negative,” Fox told Esquire, comparing Monroe to troubled actress Lindsay Lohan. “She wasn’t powerful at the time. She was sort of like Lindsay,” Fox continues. “She was an actress who wasn’t reliable, who almost wasn’t insurable … She had all the potential in the world, and it was squandered,” she says, “I’m not interested in following in those footsteps.”
In reference to her Lohan comment, Megan took to her Facebook page to share:
“In the newly released article that I did for Esquire, there is a reference that is made to Lindsay Lohan that I would like to clarify before it snowballs into something silly. The journalist and I were discussing why I was removing my Marilyn Monroe tattoo, especially since in his opinion, Marilyn was such a powerful and iconic figure for women. I attempted to draw parallels between Lindsay and Marilyn in order to illustrate my point that while Marilyn may be an icon now, sadly she was not respected and taken seriously while she was still living. Both women were gifted actresses, whose natural talent was lost amongst the chaos and incessant media scrutiny surrounding their lifestyles and their difficulties adhering to studio schedules etc. I intended for this to be a factual comparison of two women with similar experiences in Hollywood. Unfortunately it turned into me offering up what is really much more of an uneducated opinion. It was most definitely not my intention to criticize or degrade Lindsay. I would never want her to feel bullied, as she does not deserve that. I was not always speaking eloquently during this interview and this miscommunication is my fault.”
I smell Hollywood drama!
I’m not even going to waste time doing a VS with her and Lohan.
What’s the VIDEO BUZZ?
Just what you were waiting for! Perez Hilton has posted a video from Piers Morgan Tonight in which Charlie Sheen appears to talk about Lance Armstrong’s legacy and the debate on assault weapons.
Sheen admits that he collected guns and shot at targets in his basement at one point. He said that after his domestic incident he was forced to give up the weapons but he doesn’t miss them. He also dares the NRA to look at a Sandy Hook victim’s parents in the eye and explain why people should have the deadly assault weapons that killed their child.
What do you think?
Welcome back to the & 1 Model of the Week! I’m going to use this area to introduce a lovely young lady that you might not be familiar with. Sometimes I’ll ask them some questions, so we can get to know them a little better.
This week our & 1 Model is …Draya Michele! You might know her as a cast member from VH1’s reality series, Basketball Wives: Los Angeles. Or her numerous magazine shoots. Regardless, she brings the treats to the table!
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present… Draya Michele!
For more go to Twitter @DrayaFace!
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