Watch out, Justin Timberlake, you’ve got some competition
Drake‘s second stint as both host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live was another hit, so much so that he might be hot on JT’s tail. From sketches like the Artist Formerly Known as Jimmy Brooks playing a ’70s R&B singer to playing a rude rental car salesman, Drake shone. But it was his take as a rare black Canadian named Jared on Black Jeopardy that won the night.
Easily, the most reliable of SNL‘s game show sketches, Drake was born to play Jared. Literally. He was polite despite failing at some categories, but he still won — both by knowing the secret black phrase of the day and because, well, it’s Drake. Nothing beat watching him embrace his Canadian roots.
Dawson Leery had some serious advice for Justin Bieber
James Van Der Beek had some words of wisdom to pass along to Bieber, and here’s hoping he was reading. Because if anyone knows what it’s like to be a heartthrob to teenage girls everywhere, it’s the Beek. The Dawson’s Creek star totally gets the reason behind Justin’s decision to stop taking pictures with fans but also wants Biebs to know how his decision is affecting Beliebers.
#FlashbackFriday Corduroy bucket hat and glasses #IntellectualFishermanLook #NeverForget Heard @justinbieber declared he’s not taking selfies with fans anymore… Back in the olden times, when I couldn’t go out without getting stopped for pics & autographs, I actually resorted to this look to hide. I remember feeling like a circus animal, feeling like people didn’t give a shit about me as a human being. I remember thinking all they wanted was a pic and wouldn’t care if I got hit by a bus afterwards. I felt all that. I get it. But here’s the deal: You’re able to make somebody very happy by doing something very simple. And that’s a gift. And that’s all it is. That’s the advice Jon Voight gave me… And it turns out, he’s right. It’s not about what you take from the interaction, it’s about what you give. It’s easy to call Beiber a selfish asshole. Easy to have zero sympathy for a famous rich kid who doesn’t want to take pictures with excited little girls… But having tasted a little bit of what he seems to be drowning in… I just wanted to insert a little perspective. Fame isn’t “hard”… But it’s tricky. There are a lot of potholes, and if you’re not surrounded by the right inner circle, you’ll trip. I think the real life lesson here is: Don’t wear bucket hats. They’re not a great look for anybody but fishermen. 😉👍
His lengthy Instagram post accompanied a photo of James in disguise … if you consider wire-rim glasses and a corduroy bucket hat a disguise. And while he understands what JB is going through, he shares a tip Jon Voight gave him: that being “able to make somebody very happy by doing something very simple” like take a pic with them is “a gift… It’s not about what you take from the interaction, it’s about what you give.”
He does add not to call Biebs a “selfish a**hole,” though admits it’s “easy to have zero sympathy for a famous rich kid who doesn’t want to take pictures with excited little girls.”
Yes, we get that he gets it. But is it just us or would this advice have been better coming from Joshua Jackson? Pacey Witter FTW!
The Queen had a star-studded, belated, horse-themed birthday party
Perhaps it’s because her birthday was nearly a month ago but there was a special celebration at the Royal Windsor Horse Show for Queen Elizabeth II. She arrived like Cinderella, in a horse-drawn carriage, wearing a snazzy blue suit and it looked to be a grand event.
And while the crowd looked on, gasping in delight, covering their ears, grinning like loons, at the horses and appearances from stars like Helen Mirren and Kylie Minogue, there was one person who didn’t look impressed: Her Majesty herself. In fact, she kept a straight face throughout the evening until the end when she finally cracked a smile.
The Queen doesn’t officially celebrate her birthday until June’s annual Trooping of the Colour. Here’s hoping she enjoys that a little more.
Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro need to do everything together
De Niro might be the new Bradley Cooper, at least in J-Law’s world. Jen and Bob have co-starred in Silver Linings Playbook and Joy but their appearance at the GLAAD Media Awards has us clamouring for more.
Lawrence, who was presenting De Niro with the Excellence in Media Award (which honours his efforts over the years on behalf of LGBT rights), revealed that it was he who asked her to introduce him because she’s “like a daughter to him.” But then when it was his turn to talk, he thanked his co-star/”daughter” and said, “If I were a lesbian, I’d be all over you. Being a father figure has its limitations.”
Everything. They need to do EVERYTHING together.
Every famous person in L.A. was at Beyoncé’s concert
You know who loves Beyoncé? Everyone. It’s a fact of life; practically a law. You can’t not love her. So you have to feel for ordinary civilians in the L.A. area, who must struggle to get decent seats to watch Queen B, because they’ve got to compete with those with a little fame to their name.
Now that Bey’s Formation Tour is in effect, her sold-out performance at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on Saturday night drew an all-star crowd. From Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, Demi Lovato and Jamie Foxx, the A-listers were crazy in love for Bey.
Like Irina Shayk, who brought along her beau, Bradley Cooper.
Hmm, wonder if Chloë Grace Moretz had boyfriend Brooklyn Beckham by her side at these awesome seats?
Jenna Dewan Tatum took this shot of Bey which, funnily enough, kind of resembles Channing’s wife, no?
Kerry Washington captured B at her badass best. How fitting.
Julianne Hough got blessed by water during two performances. Lucky.
But Danielle Haim may have scored the coolest shot though. Now that’s timing.
And we’re guessing Bey’s BFF, Gwyneth, had Blue Ivy over for a sleepover, because the Bey and Jay’s four-year-old daughter was at Casa Paltrow celebrating Apple’s birthday Sunday morning. Looks like a good time was had by all!
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