De Niro zinged Trump in his speech. (Video still via GLAAD)
Via ExtraTV.com: Jennifer Lawrence riffed through her speech introducing Robert De Niro, recipient of an Excellence in Media Award from GLAAD Saturday night, joking about her inability to read from the teleprompter, about De Niro not being gay (and then being gay) and more.
De Niro (his timing off) joined in once he took the stage. Looks and sounds like they were having a lotta fun up there.
The list of Tony nominees is out, and to absolutely no one's great surprise, the superb Hamilton has knocked down a record-breaking 16 nominations. Congrats to all involved; it really is an inventive and intelligent and original show.
Actually, the list of snubs is almost more interesting than the list of winners. I have heard mixed reviews of Shuffle Along, but it still nabbed 10 nominations without one for Tony-hogging star Audra McDonald. Somewhat surprisingly, On Your Feet (the Estefans are no Carole King!) and Tuck Everlasting were also left out.
Via ExtraTV.com: The MTV Movie Awards are always good for something that you just know would make Old Hollywood turn over in its mass-media grave, and Sunday's installment was no exception.
Buffed-out Zac Efron (is there anything left on his body that isn't muscle? maybe eyelashes?) did a bit with co-star Seth Rogen in which Rogen, in costume as a juicehead, claimed he had been forced to do steroids in order to compete with the likes of Zac, Ryan Reynolds and others. When Zac apologized, Seth demanded he do it to his shrunken testicles ... which Zac promptly did.
Taylor Swift was a surprise presenter, handing the Stephen F. Kolzak Award to Orange Is the New Black babe Ruby Rose. The award is given to out LGBT people in who have fought homophobia in the public sphere. Check out the list of distinguished honorees since 1991.
Demi Lovato won the Vanguard Award, which has also gone to many household names, ever since 1993. The award was presented to her by tour mate and former Camp Rock co-star Nick Jonas, to which Demi said, “What people don't know about me is—I know that you all love Nick Jonas, but I actually have a bigger dick than he does. And a huge set of balls.”
I guess Demi is becoming the new Elizabeth Taylor.
I know a lot of us are sick of Caitlyn Jenner, especially due to her political wrongheadedness, but check out her tender speech upon winning Outstanding Reality Program (tying with I Am Jazz) for I Am Cait.
Wachowski spoke eloquently (and with dark humor) about her serendipitous coming-out “with the help of the fabulous people at GLAAD, Nick Adams, as well as the extremely sensitive and courteous people at the Daily Mail—thanks, guys!”
A one-hour special devoted to the awards will air on Logo on Monday, April 4, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. That's tomorrow, guys.
Mercedes McCambridge: March 16, 1916—March 2, 2004 (Images via 20th Century Fox/Screen Gems/Columbia)
The Film Experience gets it right in calling Mercedes McCambridge “one of the most singular character actresses of the 1950s.” Her work in Johnny Guitar (1954) deserves a posthumous Oscar (let's start that as a thing, Nathaniel!) and she also shone in Giant (1956), among many other films and TV gigs.
Later on, she was just a hell of a lot of fun, but she also became an inextricable part of Linda Blair's performance in The Exorcist (1973) as the voice of that pesky demon, a job that has become the stuff of legend.