So cute! The Office's Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) are finally getting married this season, and the two have graced the cover of this weeks' Entertainment Weekly. Too bad these two aren't a real couple—Krasinski recently became engaged to actress Emily Blunt, and Fischer became engaged to writer Lee Kirk in July. I've never really followed The Office story lines, but you would have to live under a rock to not realize their characters are meant to be together. Can't wait to read the article!
President Obama and former President Bill Clinton stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman this week. The full interview with Obama from Monday night is below, as is a highlight reel from Letterman's Tuesday interview with Clinton.
I love Jennifer Garner, and she was so adorable on The Jay Leno Show last night talking about her life with Ben and her two kids. Violet Affleck is my favorite celebrity kid. She is the perfect mini Jennifer.
This week's Entertainment Weekly celebrates the life of Patrick Swayze, who died Sept. 14 after a nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Dirty Dancing is one of my favorite movies—I have a home video from my third birthday to verify it—so Swayze's good looks and one-liners ("Nobody puts baby in a corner," "She's like the wind") have been on my conscious as long as I can remember. I still can't watch the final dance sequence without tearing up.
The very pregnant Project Runway host and Emmy-nominee Heidi Klum looks absolutely beautiful tonight. I'm watching the Red Carpet on E! right now, but I can't wait for the show, which starts at 7 p.m. Hottie Neil Patrick Harris is hosting!!
One of my favorite segments of the new Jay Leno show is his 10 @ 10, where he asks celebrities 10 random questions via satellite. Here, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz appear as his first question victims; and Miley Cyrus as his third. It's very entertaining!
After Perez Hilton, I may be Lady Gaga's earliest/most loyal fan. I fell in love with her music and her image after seeing her "Just Dance" video for the first time on Hilton's site last summer. This was way before the song was ever played on the radio (followed by three other hits), before she wore the infamous Kermit dress and before the is she or isn't she a she controversy.
So, I was overjoyed upon hearing that she was performing at the 2009 VMAs.
While I thought her singing and performance of "Paparazzi" were great, her decision to smear blood over her body and fake hang herself at the end was a little too over the top for me. As were her outfits! Seriously, the feather neck brace, the red lace dress-mask in one and the eskimo face hood were just ridiculous! Of course, she plans to be over the top and outrageous, but she probably should have toned it down a bit.
What did you think of Gaga last night? If you missed her performance, you can check it out below as well as the red dress-mask she wore to accept her Best New Artist award.
Kanye West displayed what I'd like to call unsportsmanlike conduct at tonight's MTV Video Music Awards when he upstaged Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech for Best Female Video. This—after other such outbursts, and I'd say this guy needs some serious anger management help.
If you didn't see the outburst heard round the world at the 2009 VMAs, the clip is below.
I wasn't able to post this on Friday, but all day long I was reminded of what took place eight years prior when nearly 3,000 people lost their lives. I still remember exactly what I was doing when the planes hit the World Trade Center towers in NYC, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the field in Pennsylvania. Let us never forget the victims, their families and friends, and the brave men and women who fought to rescue as many as possible.
To watch the commemoration ceremony that took place in NYC, click here.
I am incredibly excited for this movie, and as Oct. 16 approaches, the buzz around it will just get greater and greater. The New York Times Magazine featured Director Spike Jonze on its cover this week with the article, "Bringing 'Where the Wild Things Are' to Screen."
If you haven't read the book by Maurice Sendak, you need to. It's a classic!
If you haven't seen the trailer, you should. Jonze's creativity screams out from it.
Jacqueline Kennedy is the focus of Vanity Fair's October issue, but I believe the real "star" will be Levi Johnston, the father of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's grandson. Bristol Palin's baby daddy tells all in the new issue.
I'm not sure yet what to make of the article. I know Johnston took a media tour through New York during the summer, but I basically took it as a joke. Not to say I'm on the Palins' side, but I saw him as someone screaming for attention by going on talk shows—much as Jon and Kate Gosselin have been doing lately. It makes me wonder why we even care, and why I was somewhat surprised Vanity Fair would have an article featuring him.
It's interesting to see the inside story of politicians, but Palin is no longer a politician. Palin was fun to poke fun at during the election, but the election is over, and frankly I wish the media would keep her out of the spotlight.
I will read the article, and post another entry about it if I have a different take on it afterward.
On a side note: I love the Kennedy archive, which I just found online. This is the second Kennedy to grace the cover and the fifth story on the famous family since I started subscribing in June 2008.
Diane Sawyer is moving up the ABC News latter. The current co-host of "Good Morning America" will take over for Charles Gibson on ABC's "World News" in January.
I was more than excited when I heard this news. Though I don't love Katie Couric on CBS, I love the fact that two women will be anchoring two of the three network nightly news programs! As a journalist, I respect both Couric and Sawyer. As a woman, I say—it's about time!
I currently prefer watching Brian Williams on NBC, but I will definitely watch Sawyer when she starts.