Today in celebrity gossip: Seth Rogen elaborates upon his feelings for Justin Bieber, an SNL writer defends her controversial sketch, and Jared Leto believes in you.
Depending on how well their careers are going, celebrities may make the press rounds four, five, six times a year. We're talking weeks and weeks of radio interviews, junkets, talk shows, print interviews, Reddit AMAs, you name it. That's A LOT of questions to answer and the average human only has so many anecdotes or thoughts worth espousing, which is why you'll often hear the same practiced responses over and over. Fortunately Seth Rogen has a pretty solid go-to these days: how much he dislikes Justin Bieber! Ask him anytime and under any circumstance and he'll give you some variation on the words he infamously tweeted the day Bieber was arrested for reckless driving in Miami:
All jokes aside, Justin Bieber is a piece of shit.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 23, 2014
And guess what? It never gets old. But you may be wondering, in the months since those first comments has Seth Rogen softened his stance on Justin Bieber or has he maybe decided that refraining from further trash talk might be the more mature course of action? No, no he has not. Neither of those things. Seth Rogen still really hates Justin Bieber and he gave a little more background on this during a recent interview with Howard Stern:
I've met him a few times. He's a good example of someone who you meet who you think you are going to hate and then you get to hate him as much as you [thought].
The first time Rogen met Bieber, it was backstage at a German awards show and apparently Bieber had specifically requested to meet Rogen only to then give him attitude during their face-to-face:
What the f--k, I don't want to meet you! Don't act all nonplussed to meet me. I didn't want to meet you. I was totally cool with not meeting you. I was like, 'He's a little bit of a motherf---er.' Whatever. He's a bit of a d--k.
During their second and final encounter, Rogen again ran into Bieber backstage at an MTV awards show only to realize Bieber was wearing a live snake as an accessory: "I just remember thinking, 'F--k this kid'...I remember thinking, 'He's a piece of s--t.'" Friends, Seth Rogen does not care for Justin Bieber! That being said, let's please never stop asking him about it, interviewers, because it will always, always be amusing. [E! Online]
Apologies in advance if this next item ruins your day, but rom-com enthusiasts would do best to just skip right over this one: Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson are no longer friends! That's right, they've had a friend-breakup and it's all Kate Hudson's fault. According to Radar's highly speculative source, the former besties became frenemies after Kate Hudson started dating Matt Bellamy (lead singer of Muse) and she "wrecked the friendship" because she believed she was "rock and roll royalty and the next Gwyneth Paltrow." That's right, Kate Hudson began to act like she was the next Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jessica Alba was like 'I'm out.' Fair enough! Anyway, sorry, ladies. May your respective journeys eventually cross paths once again. [Radar]
Perhaps you watched this past weekend's Andrew Garfield-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live in which writer Leslie Jones appeared as a commentator during the Weekend Update segment claiming that in slavery times she wouldn't have been single on account of her strong frame and professional basketball player-birthin' hips. It was as highly uncomfortable as it was funny, so naturally the internet outrage machine kicked into high gear and has lambasted her for it. Among the angry voices was Ebony Magazine digital senior editor Jamilah Lemieux, who tweeted: "This Leslie Jones person is an embarrassment. I'm so appalled right now." Anyway, in a refreshing change of pace from how these things normally play out, Jones has NOT backed down nor apologized and has lambasted her critics right back:
What part of this joke wasn't true? I would have been used for breeding straight up. That's my reality. . . I'm a comic, it is my job to take things and make them funny to make you think. Especially the painful things. . . Y'all so busy trying to be self-righteous you miss what the joke really is. Very sad I have to defend myself to black people. Now I'm betting if Chris Rock or Dave Chappelle did that joke or Jay Z or Kanye put [it] in a rap they would be called brilliant. Cause they all do this type of material. Just cause it came from a black woman who ain't afraid to be real, y'all mad.
There's nothing like some good, old-fashioned controversial comedy and no matter how uncomfortable Jones' bit may have made people of ALL races, it's nice to see SNL get dangerous, you know? In fact, maybe replace Colin Jost with Leslie Jones on Weekend Update from here on out? Just a thought. Okay, back to not having strong opinions about SNL. [Us Weekly]
A man recently busted into American Idol winner Scott McCreery's home and robbed him at gunpoint! The most shocking part about this robbery was not the robbery itself--bad things happen all the time everywhere--it's that apparently someone out there assumed Scotty McCreery had anything worth stealing. Like, come on, American Idol isn't quite the career-generator it used to be. Oh, whoops, the whole thing happened at the college where McCreery is currently a student. Aw dang, now I feel bad for making fun of his career. Study hard, kid. [Page Six]
Would you like to see a video of Nicholas "Jennifer Lawrence's Boyfriend" Hoult filling his mouth with sambuca and allowing X-Men: Days of Future Past co-star James McAvoy to light the contents on fire? Then you are in luck! That very thing happens right here in this here clip courtesy of Radar:
When you are full of doubt + it all seems impossible that there's still someone who believes in you. Me. pic.twitter.com/vfbt4ZSpr0— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) May 4, 2014
Finally, let's bring it all full circle. Here's a video Justin Bieber posted of himself performing a skateboard trick in Venice Beach.
Please note that no amount of dramatic slow-mo can make his trick seem any less feeble.