“I can’t wait for the weekend to begin”. I’m sure like me, most people have that song stuck in their head when Friday rolls around. That and obviously Friday. And this weekend is even more exciting because it’s also the long weekend filled with grand finals for some (not me) and parties for others (me). Have you got anything exciting planned? Tell me in the comments! To kick start the long weekend, sit back with a cup of coffee (not me) or tea (me) and find how what’s been happening in Hollywood this past week.
1. Mad Men wins nothing
At the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards this weekend (you can find my pick of the fashion here), Mad Men won nothing. Yes, you read that correctly, nothing. I was completely shocked. Four years in a row, the drama set in a 1960’s advertising agency has taken home the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series and was set to make history if it snagged the title for a fifth consecutive year. Unfortunately, new drama series Homeland beat the beloved series and actors Claire Danes and Damian Lewis took home the statues for Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor in a Drama Series. The night was still record breaking for Mad Men, just not in the way they originally anticipated. You see, even though leading man Jon Hamm, who plays the delicious Don Draper, has never won an Emmy for his role in the series (he has won Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards), losing out to Lewis and not winning any of the others awards they were nominated for saw Mad Men go 0-for-17, setting the record for being the biggest Primetime Emmy whiff. Instead of being an all time winner, Mad Men became an all time loser. With the way Homeland is going, I don’t think the team from Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce should be expecting a better result next year.
2. Kanye West ads “sex tape star” to his resume
I can hardly say that I’m surprised by this news. It seems that many celebrities have sex tapes “hidden in their closets/computers” and I was surprised a Kanye West one had not leaked earlier. At first I thought it may have just been a rumour, but his lawyer’s confirmed the news. According to ninemsn: “The 35-year-old rapper’s lawyers have confirmed that it’s definitely Kanye in the 20-minute video filmed in a hotel room, with an unidentified woman who strongly resembles Kim. “Be advised that the screen shot, as well as the tape from which the screen shot was taken, were illegally obtained and believed to have been stolen from Mr West’s computer,” Kanye’s lawyer Lisa M Buckley wrote in a legal document obtained by AllHipHop.com.” Buckley went on to warn the public that anyone who hosts the video of posts a screen shot is violating Kanye’s privacy. And there’s not only one, but two sex tapes currently floating around. It’s scary how easily computers can be hacked so be careful!
3. Lady Gaga speaks out against criticism of her weight
The usually slender singer has been making headlines lately for gaining a few extra kilos. Kelly Osborne said it was because she think’s she is pregnant and Lady Gaga blamed her father’s Italian restaurant and cooking. After the criticism started flowing in, Gaga decided to put a stop to it in the best way she knows how, by being bold and making a statement. She posted pictures of herself in her underwear on her Twitter page in an attempt to start a “body revolution” and telling her followers that she has been battling with bulimia and anorexia since she was 15 years old. She tweeted “my mother and I created the BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION for one reason: To inspire bravery. This profile is an extension of that dream. Be brave and celebrate with us your ‘perceived flaws’, as society tells us. May we make our flaws famous, and thus redefine the heinous. Now that the body revolution has begun, be brave and post a photo of you that celebrates your triumph over insecurities”. For someone who holds a lot of influence over young girls and people everywhere, I’m so impressed with Lady Gaga for starting this and Kirstie Alley agrees. “I say more power to her. She is such a role model for millions of girls in the world and she should be whatever weight she wants to be and nobody should have to starve themselves. She gained, what, 30 pounds? Who cares!” Exactly, who cares?
4. Lindsay Lohan hospitalised…again
Before we all start freaking out thinking it was drug/alcohol related or was the result of “exhaustion”, it appears that Lindsay Lohan has been suffering from a pretty serious asthma related illness, a lung infection. According to “sources” on TMZ, “Lindsay has been telling friends she’s been dealing with a bad case of “walking pneumonia” for the last couple weeks — and last night, we’re told things got so bad she had to go to the hospital. We’re told Lindsay was taken to Mt. Sinai, where she received medication for the infection — including antibiotics — and was discharged shortly after”. A few months ago Lindsay was taken to hospital following a car accident and just last week she was involved in a hit and run. It’s strange, but I feel oddly happy about the fact that Lindsay was hospitalised for something so normal and not because she had been doing the wrong thing. I really want this come back to work, Lindsay! She is currently resting and is reported to be fine having told the New York Post “I got sick again, but I am all right”.
5. Johnny Lewis – murder suspect and found dead
Even though he is more recently known for his role Kip “Half-Sack” Epps in Sons of Anarchy, I remember Johnny Lewis most as Chilli in the third season of The O.C. I had an affection for his character and for him as a person. So I was upset when news broke that he died after falling or jumping off the roof of a house. I was even more upset and slightly disturbed when the body of an 81-year-old woman, Catherine Davis, was found inside the house. So not only has Johnny allegedly committed suicide, he is also suspected of murdering the woman who owned the home where he may have been renting a room. From E! News: “According to a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman, Lewis was seen fighting with neighbors outside following the alleged altercation with Davis. He was then spotted climbing up on the roof and was later found dead in the driveway”. Lewis was no stranger to criminal activity having been charged with assault and battery numerous times. Actress Shannon Woodward tweeted “Johnny, I love you deeply and madly and always. My heart is broken in a million little pieces. I will miss you every day. Johnny Lewis was one of my best friends. He was very, very ill. His actions were a despicable result of that. It was not who he was.” Police are still investigating this sad story.
Just for fun…
Korean popstar Psy’s “Gangnam Style” song has increasingly been gaining popularity so it was only a matter of time before Fitzy and Wippa did their own version, “Aussie Battler Style”. Check it out