2011’s star-spangled manna
WASHINGTON: The past year in entertainment news taught us many lessons: that seemingly fake reality show weddings rarely end well; that anyone who plays a foil to Jon Cryer on Two and a Half Men will eventually experience a public meltdown; and that if you’re famous, it’s a really bad idea to take nude photos of yourself with a cellphone.
This year also gave us many Hollywood-related memories, moments we won’t forget about the famous people we don’t know. Here are just a few.
Kate moment that provided the most schadenfreude: the cancellation of Kate Gosselin’s Kate Plus 8. Mommy blogs that run on Gosselin snark were the happiest places on Earth when that news broke.
Kate moment that provided the least schadenfreude: the royal wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William. This event was so classy and heart-warming, the only thing to make sarcastic comments about were the silly hats.
Biggest singing error during a public event: Christina Aguilera’s Super Bowl botching of The StarSpangled Banner lyrics.
Movie event that made us cry: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Saying farewell to Harry, Ron, Hermione and everyone from Hogwarts was truly the sweetest sorrow.
Movie event that made us cry unintentionally: the trailer for Jack and Jill. Once we watched it, there was nothing left to do but weep for Al Pacino.
Best awards show acceptance speech by a Melissa: Melissa Mccarthy’s weepy, beauty-pageant Emmy Award win for best actress. With tears in her eyes and a tiara on her head, Mccarthy was all awshucks grace and charm.
Worst awards show acceptance speech by a Melissa: Melissa Leo’s F- bombed Oscar remarks. Leo, who won her first Oscar for her role in The Fighter, is a speak-hermind kind of lady. However, someone needed to remind her there’s no swearing at the awards.
Creepiest pretend celebrity crush: Jim Carrey’s love for Emma Stone. In an online video meant as a joke, Carrey said he wanted to marry The Help star and have “chubby little freckle-faced kids” with her.
Creepiest, seemingly real pseudo-celebrity marriage: Doug Hutchison and Courtney Stodden. The 51-year-old bit player on Lost married a 16-year-old who looks like a 35-year-old porn star. Don’t know who they are? Consider yourself lucky. – Washington Post