I thought I’d seen it all as far as celebrity best friendships, but that was before I saw pictures of Meryl Streep and 50 Cent hanging out. Who/What/Where/When/Why/How? More
Topic: 50 cent
For once, a rapper gives advice on how not to have sex. More
Don’t worry, he quickly goes back to saying douchey things about straight people needing support from handsy LGBT folks. More
When we were trying to decide on our Internet Crush for this year’s Crushable 25, it quickly became clear that the nominee with the most devoted following was 16-year-old Keenan Cahill. You likely know his face from the hilarious lip-sync … More
Yesterday’s publication of Nicki Minaj‘s tour rider prompted many people to brand her an overly demanding diva, but I think it’s actually quite reasonable, especially for one of the highest grossing entertainers in the world. Between the scrambled egg whites, fruit plates, meat plates, fried chicken, salad, and silverware with which to eat it all, it seems like most of Ms. Minaj’s requests are a.) relatively inexpensive and easy to obtain, and b.) things she and her friends are actually going to use and/or consume. She’s certainly lower-maintenance than some of her peers. Here are ten tour rider requests much more extreme than Nicki Minaj’s. More
Even though he already won $500,000 on the Giants, 50 Cent is now relying on them to win the Super Bowl, or else he has to tweet a nude pic. More
50 Cent has been working really hard on his challenging new role: Pimp. No, seriously. (And for those of you who remember his astonishingly awful single “P.I.M.P.”, we’ve got that in here, too.) More
Later on during Hazing Week, we’ll be talking about the most hardcore on-set training that actors have undergone. But today we’re focusing on how specific stars have risen to the challenge of certain roles. You always hear about women like Renee Zellweger packing on weight to play Bridget Jones, but how about the men who drop to alarmingly low weights for their Oscar bait? More
Game (who you probably remember by his drastically different former name The Game), known for his long-standing feuds with 50 Cent and G-Unit, is baiting a new group: The LGBT community. As part of the larger, pretty misguided statements Game made about closeted gay men spreading HIV, he also did something really bizarre: It seems like he tried to out 50 Cent on Twitter. More
We don’t get it — it’s not like Ron Artest is a celebrity kid who was saddled with an awful name like Jermajesty. And yet, the L.A. Lakers player has just filed a name change request. Henceforth he would like to be known as — wait for it — Metta World Peace. (It’s not even an Internet-culture joke: “Metta” means goodwill, which makes his new moniker rather redundant if you ask us.)
Often when you hear about celebrities and name changes, it’s people like Allen Stewart Konigsburg trading in his mouthful of a name for Woody Allen, or Norma Jean Parker shedding her Midwestern past to embody Marilyn Monroe. That said, Artest is not the first person to take the leap for an inexplicably weird new name. While he hasn’t given any reasons for the decision, we’ve looked at other notable name changes for possible leads. More
Hollywood typecasting makes it easier to audiences to figure out what a movie’s about without knowing anything about its plot — thanks to actors who play the same roles over and over again, trying to recapture lightning in a bottle. With each role, they run these characters into the ground until they’re the most bare-bones stereotypes.
It becomes shorthand: Sarah Jessica Parker is a highstrung, Type A businesswoman. Sandra Bullock is tough-as-nails and uses a breezy attitude to hide her secret insecurities. Penelope Cruz played the same role in both the Spanish and American Vanilla Sky movies, with the second an awful remake of what had been a fantastic performance the first time around.
Emma Roberts‘ good-girl muse Sally in The Art of Getting By could have been just a worse rehashing of her radiant character in Twelve, but the combination of director Gavin Wiesen‘s script and Roberts’ own know-how elevates Sally to a better version of what we’ve seen before. More
Five years ago today, the first tweet was sent. What followed was a social media revolution embraced by some and derided by others, mostly over the notion of oversharing. But Twitter has also become a tool that breaks down the barriers between celebrities and their fans, and providing to-the-moment citizen journalism thanks to fast thumbs and Twitpics.
When it’s a celebrity’s birthday, we at Crushable usually come up with a gallery of the best photos of that person. So how do we ring in Twitter’s fifth year of giving celebs mouthpieces and bringing fans closer to their idols? With a gallery of the most TMI, unnecessary, astounding, controversial tweets! More
Last week I posted some tweets from Columbia College Chicago’s Twitter page, where whoever was in charge of outreach used pop culture references to attract applicants to the school. The trend seems to be catching: “Historically Hardcore“, a series of posters by art director Jenny Burrows and copywriter Matt Kappler, unites the accomplished men from your high-school history books with male celebrities found on reality TV and Twitter. More
On Friday we pointed out an insensitive Tweet from rapper 50 Cent that mocked the devastating earthquake and tsunami that so crippled Japan. Turns out 50 wasn’t the only jerk tweeting “jokes” about the event — Gilbert Gottfried unleashed a stream of horrible comments over the weekend, which have resulted in AFLAC firing him as the voice of their mascot duck (and a nation takes out its earplugs). Gilbert has since deleted the tweets, but the damage has already been done. More