The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for both film and television were announced today, December 11. At the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Rizzoli & Isle's star Sasha Alexander, and Clark Greg of Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D, read the nominations aloud to the press this very morning.
With four nominations in the film category, Fox Searchlight's 12 Years a Slave takes the lead with most nominations, including Outstanding Performace by a Male Actor in a Leading Role and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. It is closely followed by Lee Daniel's The Butler which was honored with three nominations.
It looks like Miley Cyrus and her foam finger didn't make the cut. Pope Francis was named Time Magazine's "Person of the Year."
Pope Francis began his papacy in March 2013 and is the first Latin American Pope. In just nine months, the spiritual leader has slowly begun to change the perception of the Catholic Church with his progressive views. He has encouraged the church to stop obsessing over "small minded" rules and has pushed for more compassionate views on hot-button issues such as abortion, contraception, and even gay rights. He has also criticized the world's fascination of money and the "global scandal" of world hunger.
While many celebrities wrote tributes to actor Paul Walker after his death on Facebook and Twitter, Paris Hilton found an unusual way to remember the late actor or maybe it really wasn’t her after all.
This past weekend, fans of the Fast and the Furious actor gathered to pay their respects to him and his Roger Rodas near the site of where the Porsche they were in crashed with a car rally tribute.
During the rally, which thousands of people attended, two banners flew over the crash site that read, “R.I.P GOD BE WITH FAST & FURIOUS STAR PAUL WALKER #269” and “OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO HIS FRIENDS & FAMILY [HEART] #17 PARIS HILTON.”
We wrote yesterday that Amanda Bynes is now out of rehab and looking to attend college for fashion design. We have since learned that she is now enrolled at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, which has campuses all over California including San Francisco, Orange County,Los Angeles and San Diego
Using an alias, she will have an escort with her at all times to take her two FIDM classes at their Orange County Campus.
She is no stranger to the fashion world either. Back in 2007 she designed her own line of clothes for Steve & Barry's called Dear, by Amanda Bynes.
The President of South Africa Joseph Zuma released a statement earlier today confirming the rumors that Nelson Mandela, peace activist and the first black president of South Africa, has passed away. He was 95 years old.
World leaders, politicians, and other prominent people have expressed their admiration and condolences at the passing at one of the most influential figures of peaceful resistance in the 20th Century. Said British Prime Minister David Cameron via Twitter: "A great light has gone out in the world. Nelson Mandela was a hero of our time. I've asked for the flag at [Number] 10 [Downing] to be flown at half mast."
Actress Amanda Bynes has completed inpatient treatment and is back living with her parents. She was first hospitalized in July and put on a 5150 psychiatric hold after starting a fire in a driveway and was then moved to a rehab facility for treatment.
Her family’s lawyer Tamar Arminak stated to People Magazine, “Amanda and her entire family would like to thank everyone who's contacted them with good thoughts and wishes for Amanda's recovery” and that "Amanda has completed her inpatient rehabilitation and she's feeling better every day."
Beyonce is known for always giving fans a good show. Even without an album attached to it, she has been able to sell out her current Mrs. Carter world tour because fans know they're in for a good time. However, there was not a dry eye in LA's Staples Center on Tuesday when the singer dedicated two songs to the actor, Paul Walker.
"I dedicate these songs to Paul Walker," she said to the audience before singing her rendition of "I Will Always Love You." She then performed the equally touching song, "Halo."
You couldn't help but to be moved.Celebrities like Zoe Saldana, and Julianne Hough gathered at Hyde Lounge for a VIP viewing party. Sources say "you could hear a pin drop" in the lounge when Beyonce sang the tribute to Paul.
Earlier this week, Cipriani Wall Street played host to the 23rd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. Guests and celebrities alike enjoyed cocktails provided by Russian Standard Vodka. The awards featured seven categories; juries of filmmakers determined the winners, while moviegoers chose the winner of the audience award. During the ceremony, Steve Buscemi gave a heartfelt tribute to renowned actor James Gandolfini. Ethan Hawke and Julie Dempley also presented Richard Linklater with a tribute, while Lee Daniels paid tribute to Forest Whitaker. Other presenters at the awards included Mayor Bloomberg, Rashida Jones, Katheryn Hahn, Shailene Woodley and Jared Leto. The awards were hosted by comedian Nick Kroll.
David O Russell’s new film American Hustle hasn’t opened in theaters yet but it’s already doing some serious work towards enticing votes from Academy Award members. The film has been generating a lot of media buzz and today it received top awards from the New York Film Critics Circle. In addition to being named the best picture of the year, the film is also the beneficiary of the awards for best screenplay (David O’Russell and Eric Singer) and best supporting actress (Jennifer Lawrence).
Will Ferrell anchored the KXMB evening news in Bismarck, North Dakota as his Anchorman character Ron Burgundy on November 30. Ferrell stayed in character throughout the newscast as he co-anchored alongside Amber Schatz, who could hardly keep a straight face.
Ferrell, as Burgundy, did stray from the news a couple of times such as leaning in to Schatz’s shot as she was reading the news and asking her if she was married. Some of the stories the actor covered in the newscast included children visiting with Santa Claus and firefighters responding to a trash fire in a Sam’s Club parking lot.