Neil Patrick Harris to Host 2015 Academy Awards: Yay or Nay?

Neil Patrick Harris will soon be able to add yet another hosting gig to his very impressive resume.

The former How I Met Your Mother star – who has previously emceed the Tony Awards and the Emmy Awards, while also having taken home trophies at both those events – has been tapped to host the 2015 Academy Awards.

The show will air live on ABC on Sunday, February 22.

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“It is truly an honor and a thrill to be asked to host this year’s Academy Awards,” Harris said via statement. “I grew up watching the Oscars and was always in such awe of some of the greats who hosted the show.

“To be asked to follow in the footsteps of Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, and everyone else who had the great fortune of hosting is a bucket list dream come true.”

As multi-talented a performer as exists in Hollywood, Harris portrays the character of Desi in Gone Girl.

He did performed in the opening musical number at the 2010 Oscars.

Take a look back at the best moments from last year’s big night…

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Jennifer Lawrence laughs at her own expense at the Oscars. It’s why we love her.

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Amy Poehler Opens Up About Divorce In Memoir ‘Yes Please’

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - ArrivalsI didn’t even know comedienne Amy Poehler has a memoir coming out! It’s called ‘Yes Please,’ and she opens up about her split from Will Arnett. I was shocked when it happened. They had been together for 10 years, which is an eternity in Hollywood. RELATED: Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler.

Amy wrote:

[W]hen you are a person going through a divorce you feel incredibly alone, yet you are constantly reminded by society of how frequently divorce happens and how common it has become. You aren’t allowed to feel special, but no one knows the specific ways you are in pain.
“Imagine spreading everything you care about on a blanket and then tossing the whole thing up in the air. The process of divorce is about loading up that blanket, throwing it up, watching it all spin, and worrying what stuff will break when it lands.”

I never thought about that: divorce is so common now, there probably is a tendency among people to want to downplay just how difficult it still is. However, Amy had nothing but good things to say about Will.

I am proud of how my ex-husband, Will, and I have been taking care of our children. I am beyond grateful he is their father; and I don’t think a ten-year marriage constitutes failure.
“[However] getting a divorce really s**ks.”

Yeah, that’s true :). It’s great she’s able to be so positive about Will as the father of her children. She’s truly rising above. Good for her!

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Amanda Peet This May Be Her 3rd Pregnancy, But There’s Still A First For Her!

Emma Roberts at The American Horror Story: Freak Show Premiere in LAEveryone was surprised when Amanda Peet debuted her baby bump on a red carpet as a way of announcing she was expecting baby #3. Although pregnancy is nothing new to her, there is still a “first” with this pregnancy: she’s expecting her first son! RELATED: Amanda Peet rocked her baby bump on the red carpet.

Amanda and David Benioff have two daughters. She told People:

[My daughters Molly June, 4½, and Frances Pen, 7½] are very excited now. We’ll see what happens when he actually arrives!”

Yeah: the realities of living with a newborn can be a bit of a challenge ;). Amanda admitted this pregnancy hasn’t been easy.

I’m definitely very tired. I’m 42 and it’s my third baby.”

Having two kids to run after definitely does make pregnancy more tiring! Still, I’m sure it’s an exciting time.

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Amanda Bynes: I’m Not Crazy! I’m Gorgeous and Retired!

When Amanda Bynes was arrested for DUI earlier this week, many took it as a sure sign that she was about embark on another funny/sad downward spiral of drug-fueled insanity.

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The fact Bynes’ parents didn’t know where she was in the days following her arrest was also not a great sign. But the surest indication of all that we’re in for another Amanda meltdown is the fact that she’s tweeting again.

Or rather, “Ashley Banks” – which is believed to be Amanda’s online alias – is tweeting again.

So how do we know Ashley is Amanda’s alter-ego? Well, as you may have guessed, she’s not that great at keeping secrets:

When TMZ tweeted recently that Bynes had been kicked out of fashion school for excessive partying and erratic behavior, “Ashley” immediately replied, “@TMZ I WAS NEVER KICKED OUT!”

Like we said, James Bond, she ain’t. But believe it or not, that’s far from the funniest Twitter gem that “Ashley” has dropped in the days since Amanda’s arrest. Some highlights:

“I’m way too gorgeous and talented to be taking verbal abuse from complete strangers.”

“Don’t let my parents lie to you or speak for me! I’m 28 years old and retired!”

“I don’t abuse drugs. I’m not crazy. I never quit school. Apparently its illegal to rake scripts from your OWN doctor!”

Obviously, Ashley Banks could be someone simply pretending to be Amanda, but if that’s the case, the person responsible does an amazing job of impersonating Amanda’s crazy talk.

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Amanda Bynes thinks she is dope. The actress has posted this photo to Twitter.

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17 Celebrities Married to "Normal" People: Who Needs the Limelight?

Celebrity power couples tend to make the most headlines, but not every star requires someone who shares the limelight when it comes to finding love.

For every Beyonce and Jay Z, or Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, there’s a happy union between a celebrity and their somewhat unlikely match.

Here are 17 celebrities who ended up marrying totally normal people:

Reese Witherspoon


Reese Witherspoon married Jim Toth, a talent agent previously unknown to the public, after divorcing her first husband, actor Ryan Phillippe.

Some “normal” folks do work in the industry, of course. Reese Witherspoon (pictured) is married to agent Jim Toth, who has many celebrity clients.

Julia Roberts’ husband Danny Moder is a movie and TV cameraman, but he could be sitting right next to you today and you would likely have no idea.

Tina Fey’s husband Jeff Richmond may be totally unrecognizable to you, but he’s a producer and composer who worked on her show among others.

Others have fallen in love completely outside the celebrity realm, marrying assistants, bartenders or lawyers (George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin).

Scroll through the gallery above to see which stars found their lifelong mate in a person with a “regular” job … and wonder how they got so lucky.

Maybe it’s not a coincidence that a lot of these relationships – at least the more established ones – appear to be the most stable in Hollywood these days.

Just some food for thought.

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Matthew McConaughey Goes Full McConaughey in Texas Longhorns Pep Talk! Watch and Get Inspired Now!

Feeling a little uninspired today? Can’t believe it’s still not the weekend? Well on days like this, you just gotta keep livin’, man, L-I-V-I-N, and we’ve got just the video clip to help you do exactly that:

Yes, Matthew McConaughey’s visit to a University of Texas at Austin football practice will help you surf the perfect wave of serenity all the way to the Island of Eternal Truth. Or maybe it’s just really funny. You be the judge:

Following what must be the most zen-like pep talk in history (We’ve titled the speech “A Time to Chill.”), McConaughey leads the team in a round of Wolf of Wall Sreet-style chest thumping – a practice that we imagine will now become a staple in locker rooms across the country.

Sadly, at no point does he spark a doob and ask, “Did you score a touchdown last week? It’d be a lot cooler if you did?”

This glorious footage might beat out Matthew and Woody Harrelson’s Roxbury attire at the Emmys as the Most McConaughey Moment of 2014.

To recap: McConaughey won his first Oscar, starred in TV’s most acclaimed new series, and dominated a Scorsese-DiCaprio production by appearing in one scene.

It was the Year of McConaughey, alright, and if Interstellar is as amazing as the trailers make it look 2015 might be…the Year of McConaughey again.

Hey, time is a flat circle, chief. Alright, alright, alright…

Watch True Detective online at TV Fanatic to enjoy more baffling words of wisdom from the Aristotle of Austin.

Suck it, Julia Roberts!

Julia, hashtag suck it.

Cate Blanchett [upon winning Best Actress]


Julia, hashtag suck it.

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Lena Dunham Opens Up About Weight Battles (Video)

lena dunham (1)‘Girls’ creator Lena Dunham has always struck me as being so accepting of her body, with all of the nudity she does on her show. I mean, she’s the creator and an executive producer: no one can make her go nude on camera! Yet she opened up about her own struggles with her weight in her new book, ‘Not That Kind Of Girl.’ RELATED: Lena Dunham chats to O magazine.

Lena explained:

When I got out of college I thought, ‘What am I gonna do? No one’s gonna hire me, I’m a fat girl.’
“My food intake was a hard thing to share publicly. A lot of my life and work is sort of about not succumbing to [those pressures], so it’s a little painful to go, ‘Oh but look, there was a time where this dominated every moment of every day.’ “

Her dieting got so bad, she landed in the hospital.

[I ended up] in the hospital with crazy stomach pains. It was basically revealed that I’d been just drinking laxative tea and coffee and smoking cigarettes and then eating weird foods at weird hours. I really messed myself up.”

Lena said her boyfriend, Fun.’s Jack Antonoff, was very supportive, which was key to her stopping the crazy dieting. She also said that getting busy and realizing “food was fuel” helped, too. There does come a time when you have too much going on to lose energy due to lack of fuel!

I really feel good with my size now. I know when I say that people are like, ‘mm hmm’, but I just do! It used to be when I went into a room with all thin women I felt like, what’s wrong with me? Now I just feel special.”

Good for Lena! Watch one of Lena’s 12 book trailers where she talks to a “plus-sized college student.”


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17 Actors Everyone HATES to Work With: Divas & Prima Donnas Galore!

When it comes to Hollywood rumors about celebrity behavior, many of them are just plain lies. But when you start to hear the same rumor over and over and over?

Well, maybe there’s actually some truth to it.

So let’s tackle the rumors about actors everyone hates to work with. Some of these stories are so bad it’s surprising these stars can find work at all.

Katherine Heigl


Katherine Heigl’s hard-to-work with waysled to her leaving Grey’s Anatomy.

Katherine Heigl‘s fall from grace was well-documented. In rant after rant, she attacked both her costars and the writers of Grey’s Anatomy, making her Public Celebrity #1. 

After disappearing from the limelight, Heigl is returning to television this fall on NBC’s State of Affairs. She seems to have matured while spending time with her kids.

Here’s hoping she doesn’t devolve into her Diva-like ways, but we’re not holding our breath. Either way, Katie is far from alone in the diva department …

Director James Cameron is another Hollywood A-lister who has earned a reputation for being difficult, even if it’s become less of a media narrative.

However, he keeps creating award-winning films, so the critical acclaim must be enough to convince stars to overcome his many criticisms while on set.

And speaking of criticisms – racist, profanity-laden insults, really -no list of stars everyone hates to work with would be complete without a mention of Mel Gibson.

Oh, man. Good ol’ Mel. His penchant for being difficult with absolutely everyone is not to be outdone. Except, perhaps, by the Warlock himself, Charlie Sheen.

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Kerry Washington Dishes On The ‘Scandal’ Clothing Line For The Limited

kerry washingtonOne of my favorite parts of ‘Scandal’ is seeing what Olivia Pope is wearing. Clothing store The Limited wisely picked up on that and teamed up with the star, Kerry Washington, along with the ‘Scandal’ costume designer Lyn Paolo to create the Scandal Collection at The Limited. Kerry and Lyn shared some sketches and chatted with People about the upcoming line. RELATED: Kerry Washington is a working mother on the ‘Scandal’ set.

Lyn talked about working on the line with Kerry and Elliott Staples, the Senior VP of Design at The Limited, saying she wanted to create an “aspirational, sophisticated and feminine” collection.

We really didn’t have any challenges with this collection! The whole adventure has been fun, exciting and honestly just a joy. The woman who will wear this collection is polished and sophisticated — a professional with an accomplished sense of style.”

Kerry added:

I truly admire Lyn and love collaborating with her to create Olivia Pope’s looks each week. Being able to work with her on a project that brings Olivia’s style and confidence to Gladiators everywhere was something I couldn’t turn down.
“The hardest part was how busy Lyn, Elliot and I are. Our schedules, combined with our geography, made for an exciting collaborative process. With the help of technology and overnight deliveries, we were able to make it happen!”

Elliott says their goal was to create a line that professional women would want to wear, so it includes wide-legged trousers, “ladylike” blouses and even capes! Kerry seemed to be especially interested in the coats.

Olivia is too busy to follow trends and looks for key pieces to incorporate into her wardrobe — look at her amazing outerwear collection! It’s important to have a statement coat that carries across seasons.”

SO true! I can’t wait to check it out. People has some sketches that already have me envisioning what I’ll find ;). Are you interested in the Scandal Collection at The Limited?

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Lena Dunham Sets The Record Straight On Her Hair At 2014 Emmys

Julia Roberts at The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in LAYou have to admit one thing about ‘Girls’ creator and star Lena Dunham: she is NEVER boring on the red carpet. Here was her look for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmys. Lena set the record straight on her new hair color and style, too. RELATED: ‘Girls’ creator Lena Dunham changes it up with her hair.

I have to admit, when I saw Lena’s Instagram pic showing her new platinum blonde hair in a bowl haircut, I wondered if she was wearing a wig. Turns out I wasn’t the only one! Lena told E! News:

A paparazzi followed me through LAX the other day asking me how I felt about the ‘speculation’ that my hair is a wig. It was like the biggest scandal I’ve ever been embroiled in.
“It is not a wig. I bleached it last week after I finished the show. I always like to do something—I always have kind of a bad hairstyle as Hannah, so it’s nice to kinda chop it off or do something that shows me I’m a real woman.”

So there you go: that’s her hair. There’s no wig here, people. Lena wore a multicolored Giambattista Valli gown. I’ve heard people refer to “cupcake dresses” before: dresses with the fitted bodice and big skirts. That definitely describes Lena’s gown! She went for a princess moment. I’m not sure if it’s what I would have chosen for Lena, especially with her haircut, but I love that she went for it and had fun.

I can’t even imagine what it’s like to have to walk the red carpet when you’re surrounded by size zero women who’ve probably resorted to all kinds of extreme and possibly unhealthy measures to fit into those size zero dresses. LOVE the fact that Lena is confident enough in herself not to bow to the pressure and starve herself but instead embraces her natural body. I’ll always be a fan of that!

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