Mayim Bialik doesn’t understand Ariana Grande‘s marketing tactic, Martha Stewart doesn’t appreciate Gwyneth Paltrow moving into the lifestyle business, a Django Unchained actress is mistaken for a hooker, and more of today’s First Dibs.
Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik dissed Ariana Grande: “If she has a talent (is she a singer?), then why does she have to sell herself in lingerie?” [Huffington Post]
Martha Stewart thinks Gwyneth Paltrow should shut up. [Gawker]
Urban Outfitters is getting major cristicism after selling “blood-splattered” Kent State sweatshirts in reference to the 1970 school shooting. The retailer has already come out with a public apology. [People/Twitlonger]
Daniele Watts from Django Unchained claims to have been “accosted” by police who mistook her for a prostitute. [Gossip Cop]
Miss New York Kira Kazantsev takes the crown as Miss America 2015. [Hollywood Life]
Lauren Conrad tied the knot with William Tell over the weekend. [US Weekly]
Kendall Jenner called a photographer a “Perv” after snapping a photo of her butt. [Elle]
ESPN’s Hannah Storm delivered an emotional message on Ray Rice and the state of the NFL. [Epic Times]
Katie Holmes will make her directorial debut in All We Had. [Moviefone]
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen celebrated their first wedding anniversary with a whole lot of boobs. [E!]
Drew Barrymore, Salma Hayek, and Dakota Johnson are some of the celebs taking on London Fashion Week. [Pop Sugar]
Glee star Cheyenne Jackson married Jason Landau over the weekend. [Life & Style]
As the air gets a little colder, our sangria buzz wears off, and tan lines fade, we prepare to say goodbye to summer and hello to autumn — and more importantly, to the return of our favorite TV shows. You know you’re excited to have your friends from Homeland, Scandal, and New Girl back in your life. Like there’s anything else this entertaining to look forward to during your week? (We think not.)
Lucky for you, we’re here to help dust off your remotes and refresh your memory on where your favorite shows left off. Will Olivia Pope and Jake Ballard return to D.C.? Will Nick and Jess really make it as “just friends”? Only time will tell. Because those cliffhangers are killing us, here’s the low down on what’s happening this fall, with some wishful thinking.
New Girl (Sept. 16)
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Where the show left off: After an awkward breakup, Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess (Zooey Deschanel) finally call it quits. Schmidt (Max Greenfield) decides to stop going after his longtime love, Cece (Hannah Simone).
Major questions: Will anyone have a new boyfriend or girlfriend when the show starts again? If so, will there be jealousy? Will the relationships last?
What we hope happens: Everyone realizes how silly they’re being and gets back together. Maybe even have a double wedding — I mean, who knows? Stranger things have happened (like when Taylor Swift guest starred). –Taylor Ferber
The Mindy Project (Sept. 16)
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Where the show left off: Mindy (Mindy Kaling) and Danny (Chris Messina) are dating (again).
Major questions: How long before it’s trouble in paradise for these lovers and co-workers? They broke up after only a few weeks (months?) of dating last season, and Danny seems to have as many hang-ups about love as Dr. L has Sex and the City memorabilia. If Mindy and Danny are meant for each other, are we saying goodbye to a constant stream of guest stars (like Mark Duplass, Glenn Howerton, and Anders Holm)?
What we hope happens: Danny teaches Mindy the insane choreography from Aaliyah’s “Try Again” music video; Morgan (Ike Barinholtz) and Tamra (Xosha Roquemore) ditch the practice and open up a bed and breakfast in Vermont. –Emily Exton
Sleepy Hollow (Sept. 22)
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Where the show left off: It’s been nine months since Sleepy Hollow wrapped its first season. Unless you’re Mad Men or Game of Thrones, sorry, you don’t get to make us wait that long for another season. In those nine months, you may have forgotten that Henry Parrish (John Noble) is actually Ichabod (Tom Mison) and Katrina (Katia Winter)’s son. And he’s not a great son at that, because he buried his father alive in a coffin. Also, he’s one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse. So… great parenting, guys! The other problem? Abbie (Nicole Beharie) traded places with Katrina to release her from purgatory — if Katrina goes, someone had to stay. So even though Katrina and Ichabod are reunited (with each other and their demon son!), Abbie needs a lifeline.
Major Questions: What will happen now that Katrina and Ichabod are reunited? Will Abbie get help?
What we hope happens: Abbie and Ichabod have that Scully and Mulder relationship so you know he’s going to save her but…we have no idea how he’ll do it from inside a coffin. –Liz Black
Nashville (Sept. 24)
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Where the show left off: Will (Chris Carmack) admitted to his wife — that dumb-dumb Layla Grant (Aubrey Peeples) — that he is gay. An admission he made in front of reality show cameras. Luke (Will Chase) proposed, Rayna (Connie Britton) accepted. But Luke is so boring and she has no heat with him the way she has HEAT with Deacon (Charles Esten), who also professed his love for her and also gave her a “don’t marry that other guy” ring. JULIETTE (Hayden Panettiere) IS PREGNANT! OK, so the show didn’t necessarily leave off with that, but she screwed around with Evil Jeff Fordham (Oliver Hudson), got dumped by Avery (Jonathan Jackson), and then real life Panettiere announced she was pregnant.
Major questions: Obviously Will’s coming out is going to be a very annoying plot twist, and it’s about damn time that he did. But how will it be resolved? Will Rayna stay with Luke? Will Juliette be pregnant? Who’s father?
What we hope happens: As much as we love the juicy nighttime soapiness of it all, what I’m most looking forward to on Nashville is more music. Yeah, even Scarlett (Clare Bowen)’s delicate warble. We miss it. Hopefully Will will get a People magazine cover out of coming out of the closet to help with album sales. Also, Rayna should clearly choose the unstable but sexy former alcoholic she has an illegitimate child with — that’s the American dream. The producers must’ve rubbed their hands with glee when Hayden Panettiere told them she was pregnant, since they have milked every other plot twist (Murder! Comas! Fake pig’s blood miscarriages!) and now get to work Hayden’s real pregnancy into what we assume has to be a “Who’s the father?” plot line. –L.B.
As he made his finale address at Sunday’s closing night concert for the Invictus Games, Prince Harry was feted by hundreds of servicemen and women and thousands of pop fans for his role in setting up the international Paralympic-style games.
He started by asking for the wave from the front of the stage to the back. And as the British team received its medal, team captain David Henson led the 26,000-strong crowd in three cheers for the prince.
Harry started by reading a message from the woman he called “Granny,” his grandmother Queen Elizabeth, who sent “warmest good wishes and congratulations to you all.”
She praised how all the competitors “have used the power of sport to enhance your own recovery and to raise wider awareness of the enormous challenges faced by wounded veterans.”
For his part, Harry said the games had “shone a spotlight on the unconquerable character of servicemen and women and their families – their Invictus spirit.”
“These games have been about seeing guys sprinting for the finish line and then turning round to clap the last man in,” he continued. “They have been about teammates choosing to cross the line together; not wanting to come second, but not wanting the other guys too either. These games have shown the very best of the human spirit.”
And he paused to remember those who could not be there.
“Many of us here this evening have friends who paid the ultimate sacrifice and are no longer with us,” he said. “We want to take a moment to remember them.”
Harry has said he’d like the games to continue – perhaps “up north,” away from London next time. And he says that the USA has offered to host a contest in a few years.
Harry, who celebrates his 30th birthday Monday, was speaking after performances from pop and rock acts like royal family favorite Ellie Goulding (she sung at the 2011 wedding of Prince William and Kate) and singer songwriter James Blunt and Canadian rocker Bryan Adams.
Harry ended his address looking at his speech, smiling and saying, “Crowd surf, question mark!”
And he introduced headline act the Foo Fighters, who he’d met earlier in the week at a party at the U.S. ambassador’s residence.
During the five-hour show, each competitor was given medallions, with Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden handing out the honors to the American team. The British armed forces team received its from doctors, nurses and specialists who help wounded warriors get over their injuries.