The Bechdel test, as you know, asks whether female characters in a film speak to each other about things other than men; the DuVernay test, newly minted by the New York Times, asks how many times minorities speak about things other than white people. You know, like people of color actually do!
In very exciting baby news, Naya Rivera—of Glee and The View—has announced that she and husband Ryan Dorsey are expecting their first child. Get pumped, everyone, because she is going to say the best (read: nuttiest) shit about pregnancy and motherhood.
Your favorite version of Star Trek’s Captain James T. Kirk was charged with drunk driving in New Zealand this month. Chris Pine will appear before a judge for his first court appearance next Monday, according to authorities.
Chris Pine costarred opposite Lindsay Lohan in 2006's Just My Luck (A CLASSIC) and he described working with Lohan at the apex of her popularity as "like being around the Beatles."
Schmidt and Captain Kirk with facial hair!
They're making a film adaptation of Into the Woods! Did you know that? Did I know that? This is the type of news item that I go out of my way to stay on top of. How could I not have known?
Even when you have the most laissez-faire, No Curfew, "You're-Going-To-Drink-So-Drink-In-The-House-Here's-Some-Patron" liberal Hollywood parents ever, you still want to fly the parental coop. Case in point: For Jaden Smith's 15th birthday this July, he asked Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith if they'd sign the papers…
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Last night at the 85th annual Academy Awards, for the most part, the look on the red carpet was classic Hollywood glamour. Like rare birds during mating season, A-listers tried to outshine each other, and some of the bright plumage and peacockery on display was truly stunning. Alas, there were a few sartorial missteps…
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have hired my mom's pretend (but serious pretend) boyfriend Jamie Oliver to come to their Surrey estate to cook them Christmas dinner. Pitt and Oliver have been buddies since the Jennifer Aniston days. The British chef has tried to give him cooking lessons before, but he's "useless in the…
Katy Perry — now dating
Florence + The Machine guitarist Robert Aykroyd — is taking a break from showbiz after her doc Katy Perry: Part Of Me is released, in order to let her heart and/or cupcake boobs heal after Aldous Snow poured Malibu rum all over them and devoured them en flambé. If she spends…
Jessica's announcement comes on the heels of this week's announcement that her ex-husband, professional emotion-haver Nick Lachey, is engaged to Vanessa Minillo.
- Some dude in Atlanta was threatening to jump from a 22-story building, and T.I., who heard about the situation on the radio, drove over to the building to see if he could help.
- Mischa Barton has been filming a guest spot as a hooker on Law & Order: SVU, and a source says her one scene took 10 hours.
- Don't cry for Conan O'Brien. Sources say NBC is giving him a $32.5 million severance package. In return, Conan can't host another show until September and NBC gets to keep his characters, including Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.
- Madonna is "said" to have consulted doctors about having another child; seems she wants Brazilian boy Jesus Luz to be the father.