Okay I haven’t been this geeked up about a piece of technology since the Nintendo Power Glove. Hopefully the MYO – Wearable Gesture Control from Thalmic Labs lives up to the video.
According to a study by Today, Louisiana can thank Hurricane Katrina for not having the highest teen pregnancy rate in the county. I’m not sure that was a blessing though. This article is quite scary. Read the whole thing by clicking here and check out an excerpt here.
FYI, New Mexico currently has the highest rate of teen pregnancy.
Louisiana saw the largest bump, from 67 to 80 pregnancies per 1,000 from 2005 to 2008. However, Guttmacher researchers noted, Hurricane Katrina caused disruptions and an exodus from the state in 2005, making that year’s teen pregnancy rate artificially low. Utah’s teen pregnancy rate went up by 12 percent between 2005 and 2008, and Pennsylvania’s went up by 11 percent.
BAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Or should I saw BAAAAAAA!!! If you don’t laugh at this, something is wrong!!! Happy Monday!
Seems a source (and in turn we) were completely trolled by reports that Janet Jackson and her billionaire fiance, Wissam Al Mana, were going to have an obscenely opulent ‘Super Sweet 16′-style wedding.
Instead, turns out the couple were married in a very low-key ceremony last year.
“The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true,” the couple explained, dashing all our hopes and dreams of an elephant processional. “Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony.”
“Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favorite children’s charities,” they added, just in case you think they’re fibbing about a lavish affair.
“We would appreciate that our privacy is respected and that we are allowed this time for celebration and joy,” they concluded, signing the missive “with love.”
Great. What are we supposed to do with this all gold, frankincense and myrrh we got them as wedding presents now?Source: StarCrush
This interview is a refreshing reminder that stars are still people and can have total freak out moments when they meet someone famous. Here’s Jennifer Lawerence meeting and freaking out when meeting Hollywood icon Jack Nicholson. It’s extremely cute.
Here’s a funny picture pointing out something that I’m glad I’m not the only one to notice. Maybe it’s a coincidence or perhaps it’s Mayan / YOLO related. Either way, you’ll have a hearty chuckle. Or at the very least, breathe out of your nose in a rapid manner.imgur.com
With her flowing strawberry blond hair down instead of in her usual bouffant, the British chanteuse looked looser than ever, and her performance of the Oscar-winning ‘Skyfall’ reflected as much. Owning the heck out of a sparkling black dress (a big improvement from the afghan she sported at the 2013 Grammys), Adele was relatively stationary, but was animated on her perch at her mic.
The only part of her performance more gorgeous than her was her own voice.
The most remarkable thing about Adele is her ability to make it all look so easy. Her closing notes seemed effortless and ho-hum for the multiple Grammy winner. But she showed, in her usual adorable way, just how stoked she was: After the lights fell, then came back on, she was glowing and grinning with excitement.Source: StarCrush
Who knew whistling could stir up so much emotion?
Robert Smith has reached a deal in which he has agreed to whistle in downtown Portland, Maine as long as he is not standing still.
Smith, who lives in nearby Westbrook, apparently had gotten people into a tizzy because of his loud whistling. It’s so loud, in fact, that police cited him twice in the last year after people had complained about it. So now, Smith is free to keep on whistling – as long as he’s moving.
Smith had argued his whistling was nothing more than free speech, but several downtown business don’t see it that. They say Smith is annoying.
Portland Downtown District Executive Director Janis Beitzer summed it by saying, “Just like if somebody plays an instrument in front of your business or has the radio on constantly, it’s irritating.”
For his part, Smith says he wants people to feel as happy as he does when he whistles, noting, “I’m not out here to be the best whistler in the world. I’m just trying to make people smile.”
Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress at the 2013 Oscars but that’s not all people are talking about this morning. Lawrence was her usually sassy, wonderful self before, during and after the Oscars, including this shot above of her giving the middle finger and a big eff you face to someone backstage. Need more? We’ve compiled our favorite Jennifer Lawrence reaction shots in the gallery below.
Jennifer Lawrence was a tour de force at the 2013 Oscars and proved not everything has to be completely rehearsed or stuffy. Below are some of her best moments at the 2013 Oscars, starting with the backstage middle finger (which we don’t have a full explanation for just yet).
Her message to Emma Stone from the red carpet:
Jennifer Lawrence sees her family backstage for the first time (skip to :45 in):
Jennifer Lawrence meets a famous fan.Source: ScreenCrush
Doing the Moonwalk is harder than it looks. Just ask any of these people.
When done correctly, the Moonwalk looks pretty spectacular. But just because Michael Jackson made it appear so smooth and effortless doesn’t mean that just anyone can do it. If you’re going to try it, we’d recommend elbow pads. And a helmet. And maybe a mouthpiece. You know, maybe it’s better just to watch.
The Daily Distraction is your Internet break from reality. Whether you’re eating lunch at your desk or avoiding high school exes on Facebook, you might just laugh, say “aaahhh” or not believe what you just watched.Source: TheFW
No one knew what to expect when Jack Nicholson announced that a special guest would join him to present the award for Best Picture during Sunday’s Oscar ceremony.
But then the Dolby Theatre erupted into applause when First Lady Michelle Obama accompanied Nicholson onstage.
“[These films] taught us that love can beat all odds,” said Mrs. Obama of the Best Picture nominees. “They reminded us that we can overcome any obstacle if we dig deep enough and fight hard enough and find the courage within ourselves.”
The First Lady added that cinema “helps our children learn to open their imagination and dream just a little bigger and to strive every day to reach those dreams.”
“Argo” won the award, and an emotional Ben Affleck ended his acceptance speech by saying, “It doesn’t matter how you get knocked down in life, all that matters is how you get back up.”
The comedy “Identity Thief”, starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, scored the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend in its second week of release, taking in an estimated $14 million.
“Snitch”, filmed in Shreveport and starring Dwayne Johnson, came in second with $13 million, and the computer-animated family flick “Escape From Planet Earth” finished third with $11.1 million.
The top ten:
“Identity Thief,” $14 million
“Snitch,” $13 million
“Escape From Planet Earth,” $11 million
“Safe Haven,” $10.6 million
“Good Day to Die Hard,” $10 million
“Dark Skies,” $8.8 million
“Silver Linings Playbook,” $6 million
“Warm Bodies,” $4.7 million
“Side Effects,” $3.5 million
“Beautiful Creatures,” $3.4 million
During tonight’s Oscars ceremony (Feb. 24), Adele gave a stunning performance of ‘Skyfall,’ the theme song from the James Bond film of the same name (video below). The tune, which she co-wrote with producer Paul Epworth, won a Golden Globe last month and is up for an Academy Award in the category of Best Original Song.
Following an introduction by Jennifer Lawrence, Adele appeared onstage in an elegant sequined gown and sang a powerful rendition of the song alongside an orchestra, a choir and a glimmering backdrop. Acclaimed actress Sally Field was among those shown applauding in the audience after the performance.
According to the Daily Mail, Adele was “indescribably mind-blowing” while rehearsing for her Oscar performance. “Everyone stopped to listen,” said an observer. “The carpenters and lighting guys started applauding. It’s impossible to impress those guys but they were bowled over and showed their respect … It sounded out of this world unaccompanied and later some of us heard her sing with the full works, the full orchestra and it was one of those rare goose bump moments that you never forget.”
‘Skyfall’ reached No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts last year, marking Adele’s first song to debut in the top ten. She’s reportedly working on recording the follow-up to her best-selling sophomore album, ’21.’
Watch Adele Perform ‘Skyfall’ at the 2013 OscarsSource: Diffuser.fm
Jack Nicholson seemed even more confused than usual when he got caught off-guard on-camera at the Oscars on Sunday night. Plenty of ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ jokes abounded on the web. A GIF was spawned. But perhaps nothing captured the senior moment better than this picture made by twitter user Samir Mezrahi. Observe brilliance in its pure form:@Samir, Twitter Daily Dot Source: TheFW
MacFarlane mocked the pomp and circumstance of the Oscars, but he still showed the Academy Awards grace and respect. Though this was not one of the Comedy Central roasts that the ‘Family Guy’ creator was used to, he still killed it.
His opener was a line that he’ll be hardpressed to top throughout the show: “The quest to make Tommy Lee Jones laugh begins now.”
When the camera panned to Jones, it showed that MacFarlane succeeded.
Jones’ Kristen Stewart-like permascowl wasn’t the only elephant in the room that MacFarlane brought into the light.
The host addressed ‘Argo’ and Ben Affleck‘s snub with a pointed remark: “The information was so confidential that director is unknown to the Academy … Ben, it’s not your fault. They screwed up.”
Hey, Academy? How about some aloe for that burn?
MacFarlane poked fun at the Coppolas and their massive success, at Daniel Day-Lewis’ staying in character as Abraham Lincoln (using technology and slavery jokes) and at ‘Django Unchained’: “This movie is about a man trying to save his wife from unthinkable violence. Or as Chris Brown and Rihanna put it, a date movie … There’s a lot of talk about use of the n-word in the film. I hear it was based on Mel Gibson‘s voicemails.”
None of this was good enough for William Shatner, who came on in a TV from the future on a mission to prevent MacFarlane “from destroying the Academy Awards.” Shatner snapped, “Your jokes are tasteless and everyone hates you. Why couldn’t Tina and Amy host? Why can’t Tina and Amy host everything?”
MacFarlane, in a faux flashback, broke into song about topless scenes with a refrain that was simple, catchy and unforgettable: “We saw your boobs!”
Shatner encouraged McFarlane to sing a traditional Oscar-winning tune to celebrate the movies, and Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron joined him onstage to perform ‘The Way You Look Tonight.’ Tatum and Theron busted ballet and ballroom moves, and it was seriously the classiest thing we’ve ever seen since Forest Whitaker’s reaction to a deli’s stop and frisk.
MacFarlane’s next imaginary faux flashback was a remake of ‘Flight’ using sock puppets. To compensate for the imaginary failure, Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon-Levitt came out to dance and sing ‘High Hopes’ with MacFarlane. It was the classiest thing we’ve ever seen since Theron and Tatum’s dance.
In another flashback, MacFarlane dresses as a flying nun and insults Sally Field … and then hooks up with her. Seriously.
To compensate for that transgression, MacFarlane, surrounded by women in gold and yellow dresses, as well as previous partners Radcliffe, Gordon-Levitt, Tatum and Theron sang an Oscar-themed rendition of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ classic ‘Be Our Guest.’ It was the classiest thing we’ve ever seen since Radcliffe and Gordon-Levitt’s dance — and an appropriate opening number, since MacFarlane is proving, in terms of Oscar hosts, to be the belle of the ball.Source: StarCrush
The Oscars are always entertaining (well, maybe not always) and what better way to commemorate the 2013 Oscars than with our favorite animated GIFs from this year’s show. And hey, thanks to these Oscar GIFs we have documented evidence of Tommy Lee Jones having a sense of humor!
So if you missed the Oscars or just want to relive all the moments in quick little 5-second increments, we’ve got all the Oscar GIFs you could possibly want or need (with a few extra bonuses). Check out all the Oscar GIFs below!Source: ScreenCrush
The bone-hued dress was strapless with a sweetheart neckline and textured fabric. But we were totally crushing on the lower half of this gown, thanks to its deconstructed hem and embellishments.
The low-dipping back was extra sexy, too.
Know what else we liked? K. Stew’s bedhead. She looks like she rolled out of bed, got dressed and headed to Hollywood and Highland for the event. It was effortlessly messy and somehow, it worked. Maybe because the top (hair) and the bottom (dress) of her overall look were unpolished but edgy, balancing things out in some weird way?
And as per usual, she was completely and totally stiff as a board, adopting an uncomfortable posture while posing for the cameras. She so hates this part of her job. It’s as obvious as the nose on her pretty face.Jason Merritt, Getty Images Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images Source: StarCrush
Why sort through hundreds and hundreds of Oscars tweets, when we will do that for you? We’ve picked out our favorites and are compiling them here so you don’t have to read Pantene commercials or people just saying “OSCARS! OSCARS!! OSCARS!!!” From comments on the opening monologue, to everybody freaking out over the ‘Jaws’ theme playing people off stage, to ties and glorious man-hair, we’ve got it all. Check back tonight for updates.Julie Gerstein (@havethehabit): A. Hathaway obvs thinks her winning is a foregone conclusion. She is the real life version of the movie "Election." Kmcoran (@kmcoran): I for one am looking forward to Anne Hathaway breaking twitter with her horrific speech this evening. NewNowNext (@NewNowNext): So it's sweet to bring your mom to the Oscars but take a step-uncle to junior prom and it's "gross." #SecondMugofChampagne #oscars2013 Sam Grittner (@SamGrittner): Daniel Day-Lewis is so method that right now he's ACTUALLY playing the role of Daniel Day-Lewis #Oscars2013 Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker): Did you guys see George Clooney's beard? She's so beautiful! #Oscars2013 Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke): Silver Linings Playbook is a lock for "Movie That Made Me Feel Dumb Because Everybody Loved It And I Hated It." :#Oscars2013 Jess Dweck (@theDweck): I hope Best Supporting goes to Anne Hathaway or the bra she's not wearing. #Oscars2013 Whitney (@WhitforBrit): Did Renee Zellweger leave any drinks for anyone else? #Oscars2013 Christina G (@cvg2005): My prediction about Seth as host, is simply that he will be annoying and possibly offensive, and we will all learn our lesson. #oscars2013 jon hendren (@fart): i’m not near a tv so if someone could let me know when he does the stewie voice so i can groan/scream i’d appreciate it #Oscars john freiler (@johnfreiler): did you know that before he became an actor channing tatum used to strip paint off old houses MTV (@MTV): Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon-Levitt? I've had dreams that start out like this. And do not end in...a kick line. #Oscars2013 Marcelle Luna (@Marcelles_cool): Somewhere, Leo DiCaprio is quietly saying "it should have been me" while eating ice cream mixed with vodka and sleeping pills. #oscars2013 Richard Dreyfuss (@RichardDreyfuss): I always dreamed that the score of one of my films would be used to play people off at the Oscars. We did it, Steven! #oscars2013 Michael Buckley (@buckhollywood): If Russel Crowe starts singing, the should give him the Jaws playoff. #Oscars2013 #ThisISwear #ByTheStars westendproducer (@westendproducer): I'm going to use that Jaws Theme idea in auditions. Perfect for cutting off bad actors, #dear #oscars2013 Darth Vader (@DepressedDarth): They should play the Imperial March when acceptance speeches get too long. #Oscars2013 Manoli V (@manolivozos): Shirley Bassey patiently waited under that crawl space for William Shatner's whole bit. You will give her your respect. #Oscars2013 jeffersonwaful (@jeffersonwaful): This 007 montage is about to get the Jaws theme #oscars2013 Kathryn Laskaris (@TeenagedBoyzMom): What are you wearing to the #oscars2013 ? I am wearing trackpants, a sweater and a blanket. Steven Hirst (@soggypete): Not only do they play the Jaws music but they get a man in a suit to pull you away from the mic. #oscars2013 kate reilly (@bobbiharlow): Seth MacFarlane is truly the smug mouth-breathing ass-kisser Hollywood both wants and deserves, so congrats, guys. AIthea (@AyKayBee): John Travolta's fancy (and incorrect) pronunciation of miserables was a fail. #oscars2013 Ja'Nel & Tina (@the_Cornfields): JHud's voice can make a grown man cry! I swear! #Oscars2013 Amy Ozols (@amyozols): Oh boy. Russell Crowe is here. Oh boy. Gerry Duggan (@GerryDuggan): Whenever Hugh Jackman sings I just pretend Wolverine is hallucinating in a tube back at Weapon X. Ryan Biracree (@ryaniscool): Um and they just played TNG music for OS reboot actors Jessica Elaina Eason (@jesspatsox): Anne Hathaway is like a sophomore at the Boston Conservatory - really trying. Really trying. #Oscars Jason A Messina (@surethingchief): You can almost hear every musical theater major EVERYWHERE criticizing everything that's happening on stage right now. #Oscars2013 #LesMis Sonia (@soniaisanerd): Ted looks real and my mind is blown. #Oscars2013 Brendan Teck (@batecky): How are they doing this Ted thing? Or am I just stupid haha #Oscars2013 ali kane (@JustAliKane): A tie? Is that a thing or did the beloved accountants at PWC screw up counting ballots. Do you really need a degree for that? #Oscars2013 Liane Sanschagrin (@liane128): A tie?? Since when can there be a tie on the Oscars?? #Oscars2013 Mat Charley (@matcharley): There's only a tie because nobody cared enough to vote to break it. #soundediting #aintnobodygottimeforthat #Oscars2013 Matthew Coleman (@mcolema123): So those in sound editing are required to have incredible hair? #oscars2013 Hannah Burry (@hburry): So many flowing locks on the gents tonight #Oscars2013 Sarah Crow (@SarahGCrow): All the power is in the hair. #sampsonsoftheoscars Julie Gerstein (@havethehabit): ALL THE WIZARDS ARE WINNING! YAY SAD GANDOLFS! Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack): Did you just see Amy Adams tug her ear to activate the Al Qaeda sleeper cell? Teria Rogers (@teriarog): Love u Anne but Jaws!!!! #oscars2013 Ryan Doom (@rdoom): Kristen Stewart looks like about as fun as a corpse. Without all that dead person personality. #Oscars2013 Tyler Kyte✅ (@GoFlyUrOwnKyte): Kristen Stewart who's ur dealer ? Wanna get me some next time? #Oscars2013 Lissa Villa (@LissandraVilla): Katniss just fell, but no one cares because she's that awesome. #oscars2013 Nikki Crites (@SandBookWich): Daniel Day Lewis is hilarious? Who knew?!#Oscars2013 Corine Brown (@MrsHalfTrousers): Affleck made me cry. What an earnest, heartfelt speech. Own it, buddy. You deserve it. #Oscars2013 Jeremy (@mylifeasjer): Worst closing ever.... #Oscars2013 Kate Hess (@kate_hess): This was the worst Oscars ever! Goodnight! #Oscars2013 Source: TheFW
Jennifer Hudson, a onetime Best Supporting Actress winner, donned a long-sleeved, midnight blue lace dress by Roberto Cavalli for the 2013 Oscars. It was certainly a shade not worn by other celebs on the red carpet, and it made her stand out.
The frock covered her up, allowing for little flashes of skin from underneath the lace. It actually looked like second skin and had a bit of an exotic vibe.
J. Hud also wore her black hair (read: mega extensions) sleek and stick straight, paired with heavy bangs that framed her face. It was a sexy coif, for sure.Jason Merritt, Getty Images Source: StarCrush
Best Actress nominee Jennifer Lawrence, who revealed she was stressed and starving and didn’t have a chance to eat because her entire family was getting dressed at her house, wore a white Dior Haute Couture dress to the 2013 Oscars.
The strapless gown pressed her boobies down a little, but she was still absolutely stunning.
The bodice was corseted and constricting, while the bottom half was full and Cinderella-like. Since the dress was strapless and had a low back, she wore a long necklace that hung down her back. It was an unexpected and darling detail.
As the 2013 awards season winds down, J. Law has proven herself to be a true fashionista, making smart choices 99 percent of the time. She capped off the chaos of the season with a winner in Dior.
And admitting she was hungry on the red carpet? Made us love her even more.Jason Merritt, Getty Images Jason Merritt, Getty Images Source: StarCrush