Dragons may be the most feared creatures in all the land, but it turns out bears are also pretty terrifying.
As a fan of the complicated relationship between Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Brienne — they’re basically the Ross and Big-Rachel of Westeros — I really enjoyed the May 12 episode ofGame of Thrones, which found the Kingslayer going up against a bear of an enemy to save his lady from death. And by “a bear,” I mean an actual freakin’ bear. It was huge!
Sansa & Tyrion’s Wedding Bell Blues
Over at King’s Landing, Margaery (Natalie Dormer) was helping Sansa (Sophie Turner) see the silver lining in her upcoming marriage to Tyrion (Peter Dinklage). Sure, she was going to have gross sex with the tiny, nefarious womanizer — but their eventual son will have a bright future ahead of him!
Of course, all she really needed to say was, “Sansa, girl, there’s a reason they call Loras the Knight of Flowers.” #gay
Gendry’s Gen-etics Revealed
Speaking of King’s Landing, Melisandre (Carice van Houten) gave Gendry a little history lesson as they sailed past the Lannister’s headquarters this week — specifically, that he’s really the bastard son of Robert Baratheon! (Real talk: Gendry’s mom must have been smokin’ hot, because he doesn’t look anything like that fat idiot king… God rest his soul.)
Daenerys Plays A ‘Risk’y Little Game
In case you needed a refresher course on how much of a badass Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) has become, this week’s episode served to do just that. Upon arriving at Yunkai, “the yellow city,” she demanded the Yunkish leader surrender himself, or she would make sure his city faces the same fiery fate as Astapor.
Mr. Yunkai — I missed his name, so let’s call him that — offered Daenerys ships and gold, which she took, but that wasn’t quite enough. She also demanded that he free every slave and pay them for their time of servitude, all in exchange for her not killing him. ”Reject this gift, and I shall show you no mercy,” she said, at which point I just about wet my pants with fear.
Khaleesi, you are my everything.
Other Goings-On In Westeros
1. Theon (Alfie Allen) faced his most intense torture yet this week. A pair of mysterious skanks got him hot-and-bothered, which he enjoyed very much, but it was all a charade. His captor just wanted him to get a boner, so he could cut it off! (And Jaime thought he had it rough?!)
2. Arya (Maisie Williams) tried to escape the Brotherhood when she realized they wouldn’t be taking her straight to her family, but she was captured in the woods by a not-so-friendly — and not-so-pretty — familiar face: The Hound!
3. Is Robb (Richard Madden) going to be a dad?!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of this week’s episode? Is Daenerys getting too big for her britches? Will Tyrion and Sansa find a way out of their nuptials? And what’s worse: Losing your hand, or your ding-dong? Drop a comment with your review, and your predictions!
R-Patz has had an incredible year, and has so many wonderful things to celebrate as he turns 27! Happy Birthday Rob!
At 26, Robert Pattinsonproved he was more than just a vampire, and took on some amazing roles to showcase his incredible acting talent! And although Rob faced some struggles in his relationship with Kristen Stewart over the past year, the couple has finally found their way back and are more in love than ever! Let’s take a look back at Rob’s most memorable moments in the past year as he turns 27.
Robert Pattinson Expands His Career By Taking On New Roles
Although we will always love Rob as Edward Cullen, he showed us over the past year that his acting career will be just fine after the end of the Twilight saga. Rob took on a different role in Cosmopolis as a billionaire who finds himself in a very complicated situation. Rob also picked up a number of new projects he’s working on that are sure to make his 27th year great for his career! His next projects include The Rover, Queen of the Desert, Mission: Blacklist, and Map to the Stars.
Robert Pattinson Survives Kristen Stewart’s Cheating Scandal
Although Rob’s career flourished over the past year, he received the shock of his life when pictures surfaced of Kristen getting cozy with her SWATH director Rupert Sanders. Rob was devastated by Kristen’s infidelity, and moved out of the home they shared together. Kristen publicly apologized to Rob and pleaded for his forgiveness, saying, “I love him, I love him, I'm so sorry.” After the affair, it took Rob awhile before he was ready to work on his relationship with K-Stew.
Robert Pattinson Says Goodbye To The ‘Twilight’ Saga
Rob also faced a bittersweet moment this year when he had to say goodbye to the Twilight saga, which has been a huge part of his life over the past six years instrumental in helping him grow into the incredible actor he is today. The project also introduced him to the love of his life, Kristen. This year Rob closed a very important chapter of his life with the release of the final installment, Breaking Dawn Part 2.
Robert Pattinson Rebuilds His Relationship With Kristen
After the cheating scandal, Rob eventually forgave Kristen and the couple had a fresh start to their relationship. When Rob had to leave for Australia, the couple made a special arrangement to preserve their relationship long distance. The couple now seem happier than ever and are always out and about together. They spent a romantic birthday weekend at Coachella together to celebrate Kristen’s big day, so hopefully Kristen has some super fun plans for Rob’s special day!
HollywoodLifers, join us in wishing Rob a very happy 27th birthday!
After Holly welcomed her first child, baby Rainbow, she and boyfriend Pasquale decided they needed to get married soon — and set an official wedding date! Read on for the full recap.
Holly Madison made the transition from Las Vegas peepshow star to new (and exhausted) mommy after her daughter Rainbow Aurora was born on March 5, and she shared the crazy ride with viewers during her E! documentary special Holly Has A Baby.
Holly & Pasquale Get Ready For Baby
Holly and her boyfriend Pasquale Rotella are so excited to be first-time parents, but they have a lot to prepare for! They both have super busy careers in Las Vegas — Holly had her headlining peepshow, and Pasquale is an entrepreneur with several businesses going on — but they are starting to prepare for their new arrival.
Since Holly can’t perform her Peepshow anymore, she has passed the reins off to Coco Austin. She also teaches some of the other younger girls in the show the ins and outs of the performance, and tells everyone to just be themselves and have fun on stage!
Holly and Pasquale have a countdown to their baby’s delivery, and before they know it — it’s almost here! They head to the hospital a little early, and are super prepared for their little girl’s arrival.
Holly Delivers Her Baby Girl
Once Holly and Pasquale get to the hospital, Holly starts feeling her contractions and cannot wait for the epidural.
“The pain of a contraction feels like squeezing all of your insides together into a tiny little marble,” Holly says.
Finally when she gets her epidural, the pain went away and she was in a much happier mood. All she had to do was push — and before long, baby Rainbow was there! Holly’s first instinct is to ask if she was OK, then she snuggles with the tiny newborn on her chest. “I love her so much,” Holly coos.
Pasquale is also one smitten daddy, and can’t stop staring at his baby girl. Her eyes are giant and beautiful, just like Holly’s. The first time I held her, I just felt so in love,” he says.
Holly & Pasquale Bring Baby Rainbow Home
The first nights of bringing Rainbow home, Holly and Pasquale are totally smitten. And even though it’s hard work staying up with a newborn, they love every minute!
Baby Rainbow’s grandma and grandpa also come to visit, and Holly says it feels like the “circle of life” to have her own mom holding her baby — so sweet!
Holly & Pasquale Discuss Marriage — And Set A Date!
After welcoming their first child together, everyone keeps asking the new parents when they care going to tie the knot. Holly candidly says that she is just waiting until her man asks before they can set an official date.
When they try to figure out dates, it looks like nothing works out in their schedule. They are both super busy, and no weekends in the upcoming summer seem to work out. Holly even says she wants to get married soon because she might be pregnant next summer!
Finally, Pasqaule surprises his lady with some exciting news — he picked out some gorgeous engagement rings for her to choose from, and he finally found a date that works in their schedule!
The couple is going to tie the knot on August 14, 2013! Holly says her life finally feels complete — she has her gorgeous baby girl, and a man whom she loves. And now that she has her baby weight off, it’s time to finish the details of her dream wedding!
What do YOU think of Holly and Pasquale getting married to soon, HollyMoms? Do you think August is a good month for them? Let us know!
Dani has to stay in New York for a business opportunity as Kevin heads to South America for the Jonas Brothers Tour — will she be able to join him? Keep reading for the full recap.
Kevin Jonasand Danielle Jonas have had a lot of time together since the Jonas Brothers have been on a break for the past two years, but as their tour gears up again, the couple is re-learning how to connect over the phone and live their lives in separate countries.
‘Married To Jonas:’ Jonas Brothers Tour — Kicks Off In South America
Kevin leaves for South America just as Dani meets with the Cosmopolitan editors to discuss her guest column.
After two weeks on tour, Kevin is looking forward to Dani’s arrival. But before she comes, the guys have the longest day ever, with a sound check at 8:00am before their 1:30am show.
As the brothers try to have a leisurely lunch during their long break, the crowd outside starts to grow and grow and grow. The guys have to make a quick exit as hundreds of girls scream and cry at the sight of them!
After the guys finally play their late-night show, Kevin gets a horrible phone call. Dani’s flight has been cancelled because of freezing rain. Will she be able to make it to South America to be reunited with Kevin?
I guess we will find out next week!
WATCH: Jonas Brothers Go To South America
Do you think Dani will make it to South America to see Kevin, HollywoodLifers?
Plus, six former contestants return to ‘assist’ in the final challenge before next week’s finale!
With only one episode left to go until the season finale, Donald Trumpbegan the May 12 episode of All-Star Celebrity Apprenticeby going on a firing spree. Now, the stage is set for the final two contestants to do battle in the boardroom during next week’s live finale!
Two Contestants Fired
Let’s not beat around the bush: In a surprising turn of events, Lisa Rinnaand Lil Jonboth received pink slips from the Donald after all four remaining finalists were called back into the boardroom to defend themselves one last time. But that wasn’t the only surprise in store for us this week…
Old Faces Return To ‘Help’
Penn Jillette and Trace Adkins were named project managers for the penultimate task, but because they couldn’t possibly complete it by themselves, the Donald brought back six former contestants to join them.
Along with newly fired Lisa and Lil Jon, this week’s episode saw the return of Marilu Henner, LaToya Jackson, Dennis Rodman and (my prince) Gary Busey!
Penn and Trace’s teams were tasked to come up with a new flavor of Walgreens Delish ice cream, then create a promo video and raise enough funds for an event to launch the flavors. Though the challenge centered around a delicious, sugary treat, you can imagine the drama between contestants — current and former — left a bad taste in everyone‘s mouths.
HollywoodLifers, who do you think will win next week’s finale: Penn or Trace? Do you think Lisa and Lil Jon deserved to fired tonight? Drop your final theories and predictions in the comments section below!
Who said goodbye? Who came back from the dead? And what’s the deal with Peter Pan? Epic doesn’t even begin to describe this season finale.
The residents of Storybrooke, good and evil, had to put aside their differences in order to save their town from total destruction on the May 12 season finale of Once Upon A Time. But before the hour was over, a far more important mission revealed itself — one that took everyone far awayfrom Storybrooke.
In yet another attempt to redeem herself, Regina (Lana Parrilla) volunteered to give up her remaining powers to hold off “the device” long enough for everyone in town to escape. But rather than let the Evil Queen die, Emma (Jennifer Morrison) stepped in to lend her a magical hand. (Side note: Am I the only one who totally forgot about Emma’s powers?)
Sadly, everyone’s celebration was cut tragically short when they realized Tamara and Greg had made off with a very precious bit of cargo: Henry (Jared Gilmore)! The evil duo used one of the remaining beans to carry him off to Neverland, and just when it seemed like everyone was out of luck, Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) returned with the very last bean.
RumpBelle Says Goodbye… For Now
When he still thought Storybrooke was doomed, Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) restored Belle’s (Emilie de Ravin) memory, so she wouldn’t have to die as Lacey. But even after Regina and Emma saved the town from destruction, RumpBelle’s saga only got more depressing.
Gold made Belle stay behind in Storybrooke, while he went off to Neverland with the others, so that she could help cloak the town from its enemies. The fan-favorite couple shared a big, emotional, tearful goodbye — but will it really be the last time they’re together?
“I will see you again,” she told him. (The feelings! Oh, the many feelings!)
What’s Henry Got To Do With It?
This week’s flashback chronicled Hook’s relationship with Baelfire, from bromance to betrayal. The captain took the boy under his wing, teaching him ‘the way of the pirate,’ until Bae discovered Hook’s connection to his parents.
Tired of babysitting the boy any longer, Hook turned Bae over to ‘The Lost Ones,’ who had come looking for him earlier in the episode. And yes, ‘The Lost Ones’ are better known to the audience as ‘The Lost Boys,’ led by the one and only Peter Pan!
OK, now here‘s the weird part: It turns out Bae was not the boy Peter Pan was looking for — he actually wanted Henry! Yes, that Henry; the one who is now on his way to Neverland, with everyone else in pursuit.
Basically, season three is going to be bananas!
Where In The World(s) Is Neal?
Good news, friends: Neal (Michael Raymond-James) is alive! The final moments of the episode revealed that Emma’s true love landed in the Enchanted Forest, and his body was found washed ashore by a few familiar faces — Aurora (Sarah Bolger), Mulan (Jamie Chung) and Prince Phillip (Julian Morris)!
HollywoodLifers, did you love the season finale as much as I did? Why do you think Peter Pan wanted Henry, and what will happen when everyone comes face-to-face next season? Drop me a comment with your feelings on the cliffhangers — including RumpBelle’s future, Neal’s fate and the mysterious Peter Pan!
A Mother’s Day celebration turned tragic on May 12 when multiple gunmen opened fire on a crowd in New Orleans, La. At least 17 people were injured, including a 10-year-old girl.
Surely one of the last places you’d expect violence to break out is during a Mother’s Day parade, but that’s exactly what happened in New Orleans on May 12. Reportedly multiple shooters opened fire during holiday festivities, injuring at least 17 people.
17 Injured During Mother’s Day Shooting
There were about 200 people in the area of the shooting, New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Ron Serpas said. The 17 people were injured when they were grazed by bullets — thankfully, most of the wounds suffered were not life-threatening, and no deaths have been reported.
One 10-year-old girl was among the injured, though she was said to be in good condition. Reportedly, three or four of the victims had to undergo surgery, their conditions have not yet been updated.
NOPD Chief: ‘We’ll Get Them’
The Superintendent stated that the violent act was carried out by three suspects, who were seen fleeing the scene in New Orleans’ 7th Ward neighborhood. One of the suspects has been described as a man between the ages 18 and 22 with short hair in a white shirt and blue jeans, according to the Times-Picayune. Two guns were likely used. No arrests have been made yet, and a motive for the shooting has not been found.
The 7th Ward, where the shooting occurred, is a mix of low to middle-income houses. It was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and only about 60 percent of its residents have returned since.
New Orleans police have vowed to act swiftly and find the culprits of this senseless act. “We’ll get them. We have good resources in the neighborhood,” Superintendent Ron Serpas said.
WATCH: NOPD Chief Ron Serpas Gives Details On Mother’s Day Shooting
For the first time, you can witness the chilling moment when Cleveland police raided the kidnapper’s house to free Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight. Watch the incredible footage below.
Two Cleveland residents, Jasmina Baldrich and Ashley Colon, thought they were being pulled over by police on May 6. In fact, they just happened to be in front of Ariel Castro’shouse at the exact moment that Cleveland police raided it, and the two girls caught the whole thing on tape.
After noticing that the police presence around her was far too big to be for a traffic violation, Jasmina alertly whipped out her iPhone to document what was happening. The resulting video shows police prying open Ariel’s front door and flooding into the home, working quickly to free Amanda Berryand the two other victims, Gina DeJesusand Michelle Knight.
The tail end of the video also manages to catch Amanda during her very first seconds of freedom. “We just seen the cops and then out of nowhere all we see is Amanda walking by saying, ‘I’m Amanda Berry,’” Jasmina told NewsChannel5.com.
The two lifelong Cleveland natives were stunned — they were familiar with Amanda’s case and assumed she was dead. But there she was right in front of them, clutching her 6-year-old child tightly. “We both got goosebumps at the same time,” Jasmina says. “We were shocked. We could not believe it, but it clicked.”
“People would die just to see these girls saved and we just happened to be there,” Ashley adds.
Amanda Berry: ‘I’m Free’
The two girls were front row witnesses to one of the biggest news stories this year. And up close, they were able to see Amanda’s chilling, supreme joy over being rescued from the man who had held her captive for close to a decade. “The tears were like, ‘I’m free,’” Ashley says, adding that she will never forget the moment.
Though we’re sure the video hardly does the actual thing justice, it is still amazing to get a glimpse of. Watch it below and tell us what you think, HollywoodLifers.
WATCH: Witness Footage Of Police Raid On Ariel Castro’s House
From one ‘SNL’ star to the next. On May 12, it was revealed that Seth would succeed Jimmy Fallon as the host of ‘Late Night!’
Looks like the whispers were true – Seth Meyers has officially been named the next host of Late Night, as Jimmy Fallon moves up to the 11:35 time slot for The Tonight Show.
Seth Meyers: The New ‘Late Night’ Host
There won’t be too much of a drastic shift for NBC’s late night TV lineup – Late Night With Jimmy Fallon will become Late Night With Seth Meyers next spring, according to Deadline. Lorne Michaels, the executive producer of Seth’s old show Saturday Night Live as well as Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, will produce the program.
“We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation,” NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt said. “His years at SNL’s Weekend Update desk, not to mention being head writer of the show for many seasons, helped him hone a topical brand of comedy that is perfect for the Late Night franchise."
NBC’s choice to go with an SNL cast member, specifically one who hosted the Weekend Update segment, was certainly based off of Jimmy Fallon’s ability to turn a successful SNL career into a successful late night career — he too hosted Weekend Update.
The move also affirms Lorne as the king of late night TV. Not only has he been in charge of SNL since 1975, he was also the executive producer for Jimmy and will executive produce The Tonight Show with him.
Seth Meyers: Thanks Mom!
Seth was both humble and funny commenting on the breaking news. "I only have to work for Lorne for five more years before I pay him back for the time I totaled his car,” Meyers joked. "12:30 on NBC has long been incredible real estate. I hope I can do it justice.”
And as the news was announced on Mother’s Day, Seth didn’t forget to thank the woman who made all of this possible: “Thanks to NBC, Lorne, but especially Mom,” he tweeted.
What do you think of Seth as a late night host, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
Oh no! After Chris Brown did it, could Selena be the second celebrity in a week to announce a breakup during a radio interview? Talking to Boston’s Kiss 108 the singer confirmed that she was available in every single way. So what about Justin Bieber?
Well this came out of nowhere! Selena Gomezsat down for a fun interview with Kiss 108 on Friday morning, May 10, and seemingly squashed the idea that she had reunited with Justin Bieberby admitted that she was available.
Selena Gomez Confirms She’s Available
The radio station’s DJ took a very interesting route to question Selena about her love life, but he certainly got results. “So sometimes you may see a boy walking down the street and he says, ‘Let’s grab an ice cream,’ you’re available,” the DJ asked. Selena emphatically replied, “Yep.”
And when the DJ pushed more, asking, “You’re completely available in every way,” Selena again quickly replied, “Yep.”
The 20-year-old singer then added, “By the way, that would be awesome if someone asked if I wanted ice cream because that would be cool,” perhaps implying that she wants to be asked out?
Selena Gomez: What Did She Really Mean?
All ice cream metaphors aside, was Selena really saying that she was single and ready to mingle? It’d be a huge turnaround after all signs had been pointing towards a reunion with Justin.
HollywoodLife.comhas reported EXCLUSIVELY that the two stars “are still obsessed with each other” and have been slowly working on their relationship. “Selena and Justin are taking things slow,” a source said. “They want to make sure if they get back together, they can do it right.”
Selena could have confirmed that she was available simply because it’s technically true — she and Justin aren’t together, they’re just working towards that. And a simple “yep” to a radio DJ is a lot easier than explaining the ins and outs of trying to reunite with an ex-boyfriend. Maybe she was taking the easy way out.
Either that, or she’s actually hungry for some ice cream.
It will definitely be interesting to see if Justin responds to this. What do you think is going on, HollywoodLifers? Watch the interview below and let us know!
Chris and Karrueche definitely shook things up on May 9 when they were spotted flirting hard after one of his concerts, less than a week after he split from Rihanna. Now HollywoodLife.com can tell you EXCLUSIVELY that the R&B singer is the one who’s been initiating it all!
It’s safe to say we have a pretty serious love triangle on our hands. First, Karrueche Tranand Chris Brownstarted dating after he broke up with Rihanna. Then Chris dumped KT to reunite with Rihanna. Now, less than a week after he split up RiRi, a source close to Karrueche tells HollywoodLife.comEXCLUSIVELY that the R&B singer is back to going after his model ex-girlfriend! Still with us?
Chris Brown ‘Has Been Initiating Contact’ With Karrueche Tran
“He’s been initiating contact with her, not the other way around,” the source says about Chris and Karrueche. “I wouldn’t say Karrueche and Chris are together but they are talking and kicking it.”
On May 9, Chris and Kae were definitely kicking it, as eyewitnesses reported that they were all over each other while partying after he performed at Wild 94.9′s annual Wild Jam in the Bay Area in California. From what it sounds like, Chris is the one who invited Karrueche to attend in the first place! “She went up to the Bay with him and watched him do his thing and he was appreciative. For sure he was,” the source adds.
Chris Brown & Rihanna’s Breakup Is ‘Not Karrueche Tran’s Problem’
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported EXCLUSIVELY, Karrueche — perhaps inadvertently — initiated the rift between Chris and Rihanna. “When Chris was in NYC celebrating a friend’s birthday, Rihanna found out that Karrueche was in town,” a source close to the Unapologetic singer stated. “She found out that they met up and so she dumped him.”
Even still, Karrueche doesn’t feel responsible for causing a breakup — after all, did Rihanna feel guilty for breaking up Chris and KT way back when?
“That’s not her problem,” the source says. “She gave them their space respectfully when they were together and it was only when Chris stopped talking to Rihanna that she started hanging with him.” While that obviously isn’t entirely true, it’s valid that Chris is more to blame than Karrueche could be.
Ariel Castro’s Brothers: If We Knew, We Would Have Reported Him
“I couldn’t never think of doing anything like that,” Pedro tells CNN. Both brothers fiercely deny having anything to do with Ariel’s crimes. Onil and Pedro were arrested along with Ariel on May 6, and released their mugshots for the world to see. Just a few days later the brothers were released after police determined that they had nothing to do with the alleged abductions and torture.
Now Onil and Pedro, both in their fifties, are strongly stating that they also had absolutely no knowledge of what their brother was up to. And if they had, the brothers say, they would have reported Ariel immediately.
“If I knew my brother was doing this… I would call the cops because that ain’t right,” Pedro states. “If I knew, I would have reported it, brother or no brother.”
Onil & Pedro Castro’s Lives After Being Arrested
Besides denying any and all involvement in the three girls’ kidnappings, Onil and Pedro also talked about how they realize that their lives will never be the same. After being detained by the police, the brothers arrived back at their homes to find them vandalized, windows smashed. They have also received death threats online, they say.
They will forever worry that people will think they were in cahoots with Ariel, even though their close friends have remained loyal. “I was a very liked person,” Onil says. “I’ve never had enemies… And the people out there that know me, they know that Onil Castro is not that person and has nothing to do with that. Would never even think of something like that.”
Watch the interview below and let us know what you think, HollywoodLifers!