Category: Celebrity

Are They or Aren’t They? January Jones Finally Addresses Those Nick Viall Dating Rumors

Remember when January Jones was rumored to be dating former Bachelor star Nick Viall? Well, it looks like January didn’t get Nick’s final rose after all. On Tuesday, the actress finally addressed the status of their relationship, telling ET that she and Nick are just friends. “He’s a friend of mine. He’s super sweet,” she explained. “No, I’m single. But he’s a friend of mine and tells me lots of inside scoops.”

Reports of a romance between January and Nick first began swirling earlier this year after the actress told James Corden that Nick had asked her to battle him on Lip Sync Battle, but she declined. Nick was also by January’s side when she rang in her 40th birthday on Jan. 5. Well, at least now we know.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir May Not Be a Couple, but We Can Still Swoon Over Their Sweet Snaps

Even before the 2018 Olympics started, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir’s names were on everyone’s lips. The longtime friends, who have been skating together for two decades, have kept viewers rapt with their steamy ice dancing routines, and their red-hot chemistry has led many to believe that they’re more than just platonic pals.

While both of them have denied any dating rumors, we still can’t help but wonder what an adorable (and accomplished!) couple they would make; they’ve shared so many cute moments together, whether they’re hanging out off the ice or celebrating a gold-medal win. We’ve rounded up 20 sweet photos of Tessa and Scott’s friendship that may or may not keep the spark alive in your heart.

Prince William Takes a Walk on the Wild Side, Rides a Motorcycle Likes There’s No Tomorrow

Prince William isn’t a regular dad; he’s a cool dad. The famous royal, who is currently expecting his third child with Kate Middleton, took a walk on the wild side when he visited the Triumph Motorcycles and MIRA Technology Park in Hinckley, England, on Tuesday. After getting a tour of the center, Will was able to take one of the motorcycles out for a test drive. Clad in a helmet, a reflective jacket, slacks, and suede shoes, the prince rode the Triumph Tiger 1200. He even enjoyed a few laps around the high-speed track in an Aston Martin.

The action-packed outing comes just on the heels of his star-studded appearance at the BAFTA Awards with his wife. On Sunday, the couple put on their best formal wear as they walked the red carpet. While Kate showed off her growing baby bump in a green dress, Will, who became president of the academy in 2010, looked dashing in a black tux.

We’re Going to Have One Sexy March, Because Cruel Intentions Is Coming to Netflix

While Mother Nature slowly begins to heat things up this Winter, Netflix is following suit. This March, one of the exciting new titles arriving on the streaming giant will be Cruel Intentions.

The iconic 1999 romantic drama follows two particularly twisted step-siblings – Kathryn Merteuil (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Sebastian Valmont (Ryan Phillippe) – who decide to spice up their semester at an elite Manhattan prep school with a wager: if Sebastian can take the virginity of the new headmaster’s daughter, Annette Hargrove (Reese Witherspoon), Kathryn will have sex with him; if he loses, she gets his vintage Jaguar. Totally normal behavior between a brother and sister, right?

Cruel Intentions not only left us with a complicated crush on Sebastian, but also spawned a reboot starring Gellar in 2016 that, unfortunately, was scrapped before it ever made it to air. If the film doesn’t sound like something you’re into (apparently incest isn’t for everyone), never fear – the rest of Netflix’s monthly newsletter will be distributed this coming Thursday, so prepare yourself for plenty more incredible titles popping up in the coming weeks.

Here’s How Carl’s Death Will (Probably) Go Down on The Walking Dead

The doomed hour has arrived on The Walking Dead. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of months, then you’ve likely been mentally preparing for the show’s Feb. 25 Winter premiere, which is all about the death of Carl Grimes. The death was so shocking and surprising, both Chandler Riggs (who plays Carl) and his father immediately came out with strong reactions just after the episode aired. And the heartbreak only continued from there: Norman Reedus (who plays Daryl) was clearly frustrated when he asked, “Who’s left?” Danai Gurira (Michonne) said she was absolutely devastated. But like it or not, Carl is dying. And based on the promotional pictures for the premiere, I think I know how it will all go down.

Listen to the Black Panther Soundtrack in Its Full, Badass Glory

With mere days to go until the Feb. 16 release of Marvel’s Black Panther, excitement is at an all-time high. Now, in addition to the soaring thrills of the trailer, all the epic cast snaps, and the potential for a sequel, there’s something else to get us amped: the soundtrack!

Kendrick Lamar first hinted about his involvement with the Black Panther soundtrack by sneaking an announcement into the “Love” music video. On Jan. 4, he released the first song from the album: it’s called “All the Stars,” and it’s a collaboration with SZA. In addition to contributing a song of his own, Lamar was chosen by director Ryan Coogler to curate the rest of the soundtrack with Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith.

Luckily for all of us, a few songs are available on YouTube, and the rest is on Spotify. Time to get pumped.

Angelina Jolie Dazzles on the Red Carpet at the 2018 ASC Awards

Angelina Jolie‘s radiant glow was undeniable at the 2018 American Society of Cinematographers Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday night. The 42-year-old actress turned heads at the swanky affair in a champagne-colored lace dress designed by Elie Saab. The proud mom of six was also honored for her directorial work on First They Killed My Father, taking home the coveted board of governors award. The critically acclaimed historical thriller also scored a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice nomination for best foreign language film earlier this year. See more photos from her glam night out ahead, then look back on Angelina’s most scintillating looks over the years.

Black Panther Slips in a Very Sneaky Nod to a Character From the Comics

WARNING: Big ol’ spoilers for the end of Black Panther below!

When it comes to Marvel’s postcredits scenes, it can be very hit or miss. For every great, earth-shattering revelation – like Nick Fury popping up at the end of Iron Man to discuss the “Avengers Initiative” with Tony Stark – there are banal, but usually somewhat entertaining, moments (Doctor Strange, I’m looking at you). Fortunately the studio’s latest, Black Panther, delivers.

There are two postcredits scenes in Black Panther, and the second is the one you really want to pay attention to. It not only features Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) with a beard (more of that, please), but also contains a sneaky reference to one of the characters from Marvel’s Black Panther comics.

The scene opens with a close-up of the faces of two Wakandan children, who are looking down at someone off camera. The person moves, and the kids get scared and run outside the hut, screaming that “The White Wolf” is awake. Then we see a one-armed man walk out of the hut: Bucky! What’s really interesting about this scene (other than the sweet return of Bucky) is the explicit mention of the name White Wolf.

A white character named Hunter first appears in Black Panther‘s Vol. 3 #4 issue in 1999. He’s adopted by T’Challa’s father, King T’Chaka, after his parents die in a plane crash in Wakanda, and grows up with a deep passion for his adoptive nation despite the fact Wakandans aren’t exactly thrilled by his presence. Once T’Challa is born, Hunter realizes that his chances of sitting on Wakanda’s throne have just gone out the window, and a harsh jealousy for his little brother is born.

To try to prove his worth, Hunter drives himself to be the best, most patriotic citizen in Wakanda, which catches T’Chaka’s eye. The king appoints Hunter as leader of Wakanda’s secret police, the Hatut Zeraze, which is where he’s dubbed the White Wolf.

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Following T’Chaka’s tragic assassination, T’Challa takes the throne and dissolves the Hatut Zeraze because of how violent they’ve become. This prompts Hunter and the other men in the force to leave Wakanda and become mercenaries. Despite the rocky relationship with his adoptive brother, Hunter’s love of his country stays strong, and he continues to provide Wakanda with aid when necessary.

Obviously Bucky has a very different backstory, so maybe this is just a fun Easter egg for diehard fans. Then again, maybe it’s a hint that Bucky will take on some of the White Wolf’s characteristics in future films. Judging from that postcredits scene, he’s clearly already chummy with T’Challa’s sister, Shuri. Even if Bucky doesn’t absorb this story line, there’s still a chance White Wolf character will be worked into the story in the inevitable sequel in some other way.

Director Ryan Coogler has already proved that he’s adept at navigating the tricky relationships between fathers and sons in Black Panther, so a narrative reminiscent of Hunter/White Wolf’s arc would fit right in.

Roseanne Barr Thinks Her Infamous National Anthem Performance Was “Better” Than Fergie’s

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Fergie gave an unexpected rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, and reactions to her performance have ranged from stifled laughs of celebrity attendees to an all-out dragging on social media. One famous name to weigh in on Fergie’s version of the song is Roseanne Barr, who made headlines for her own take on the national anthem back in 1990. On Sunday, the Roseanne star tweeted, “Who saw Fergie’s national anthem performance at the NBA All Star Game? I think mine was better lowkey.”

Nearly 28 years ago, Roseanne belted out “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a San Diego Padres game and was met with boos from the crowd – you can watch the video below. The comedian’s act was deemed “disgraceful” by then-President George H.W. Bush, and the performance has pretty much gone down in history. After facing her own backlash this week, Fergie released a statement: “I’ve always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA,” she said. “I’m a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn’t strike the intended tone. I love this country and honestly tried my best.”

Yo, Lupita Nyong’o and Letitia Wright Made a Rap Video For Black Panther and It’s LIT

Lupita Nyong’o and Letitia Wright are celebrating the release of their already record-breaking movie Black Panther with a freestyle rap that will be stuck in your head all damn day. “The Black Panther lives . . . and so does Troublemaker!” Lupita tweeted on Friday, referring to her rapper alter ego. The Oscar winner also introduced fans to “MC Underbite” (Letitia) aka “[the] best freestyler in Wakanda.” The newcomer who plays Shuri in Black Panther has received rave reviews for her performance in the film. Watch the fun video above to hear their epic rap skills inspired by Trav B Ryan’s “King, Warrior, Scholar” remix featuring Robyn Hood. #WakandaForever, y’all.