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CELEBS REACT TO “AWKWARD” BEST PICTURE MISTAKE AT 2017 OSCARS

Caroline Slusarczyk

Reuters

Reuters

On Sunday night, the 89th Academy Awards were held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.  The night was full of memorable moments, from host Jimmy Kimmel’s teasing of Matt Damon, Viola Davis and Mahershala Ali’s important Oscar wins, to several political statements throughout the night.

But perhaps the most unforgettable moment came right at the tail end of the ceremony when “La La Land” was mistakenly named Best Picture instead of the real winner, “Moonlight.”  Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway took the stage to open the Best Picture envelope and read off the film’s name, during which Beatty seemed to pause for comic effect before announcing, “La La Land.”  The “La La Land” crew took the stage to accept the award and even started giving speeches before the mistake was realized.  “La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz went up to the mic and said, “You guys, I’m sorry, no.  There’s a mistake.  ‘Moonlight,’ you guys won Best Picture.”  After a few moments, the “Moonlight” cast and crew ascended the stage where they exchanged hugs and words with the “La La Land” team.  Beatty chimed in later: “I want to tell you what happened.  I opened the envelope and it said, ‘Emma Stone, La La Land.’  That’s why I took such a long look at Faye, and at you.  I wasn’t trying to be funny.”

Watch the entire awkward moment below.

Celebrities who tuned in to watch the ceremony reacted with shock and cracked jokes at the Best Picture flub on Twitter.  THE WANNA has gathered the best celeb reactions below.

WHO WILL TAKE HOME AN AWARD AT THE 2017 OSCARS?

Caroline Slusarczyk

Oscar.go.com

Oscar.go.com

On Sunday, the 89th Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.  Hollywood’s most elite actors, writers, directors and industry members will show up looking their best on the red carpet before heading in to watch the awards ceremony.  It’s anybody’s guess who will win the Academy Award for each category, but part of the fun is making Oscar win predictions beforehand.  THE WANNA has created our own list of which celebrities and films will take home the biggest prize of the industry on Sunday night.  Check it out below!

•Best Picture: La La Land

•Best Adapted Screenplay: Moonlight

•Original Screenplay: Manchester by the Sea

•Best Foreign Language Film: The Salesman

•Best Director: TIE between Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) and Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

•Best Actress: Emma Stone (La La Land)

•Best Actor: Casey Affleck (Mike's personal pick would be Denzel Washington Fences)

•Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis (Fences)

•Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)

 

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How do your own Oscar predictions compare to THE WANNA's?

 

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HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS GET THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME ON THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW

Caroline Slusarczyk

ABC

ABC

On Thursday, students from the high school senior class of Summit Academy Charter School in Brooklyn, NY appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where they received a surprise gift.  The students opened up to Ellen DeGeneres about what Summit Academy meant to them and how it would affect their future.  One student said, “Coming to Summit, it made my dreams and goals more realistic, coming from a single-parent house.”  Summit Academy is located in a neighborhood where only 4 percent of adults attended college.  The senior class will be the school’s first ever graduating class.

At the end of the show, the entire senior class was overcome by emotion when Ellen announced they would each receive a 4-year college scholarship.  The students cried and laughed, while they embraced each other and buried Ellen in a group hug.

The scholarships, made possible by Walmart, will provide the students with tuition for any state university in New York.  Ellen told the students: "Last time you were here, Walmart wanted to give you $25,000.  We've never done anything this big before, we've reached out to the people at Walmart, and they want to give each one of you a four-year scholarship."  Ellen revealed the entire amount is worth $1.6 million.

Ellen posted on Instagram about the amazing moment:

You can watch the full inspiring video below.

 

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OSCARS SURVEY REVEALS AMERICANS DON’T WANT POLITICS AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS

Caroline Slusarczyk

Oscars.org

Oscars.org

On Tuesday, Pollfish conducted a survey to find out what Americans think about politics and diversity at the Academy Awards.  The survey asked 1,000 Oscar-watching Americans whether or not they want celebrities at the awards ceremony to share their political opinion.  The results found that 25% of Americans think celebrities at the Oscars should avoid political topics, including any mention of Donald Trump.

Below are the rest of the Pollfish Oscar Sunday Survey results:

MOST AMERICANS DON'T WANT TO HEAR HOLLYWOOD'S POLITICAL OPINIONS

45% of Americans think celebrities should be allowed to voice their opinions at the Oscars. Another 25% say Hollywood shouldn't use its platform to talk politics, 21% think celebrities should completely stay out of politics, and 10% say Hollywood is too liberal. 

1 IN 4 AMERICANS DON'T WANT TO HEAR TRUMP'S NAME AT THE OSCARS

Asked which issues they don't want to hear about at the Oscars, 19% of Americans said they hope celebrities don't talk about Donald Trump. Other topics Americans don't want to hear about are immigration (14%), the refugee situation (12%), and racial inequality (12%). Only 12% of Americans wouldn't mind hearing about political topics during the Oscars.

HALF OF AMERICANS THINK THIS YEAR'S NOMINEES ARE MORE DIVERSE THAN USUAL

Asked whether they think this year's Oscar-nominated films are more diverse than in previous years, 49% of Americans said yes. Another 18% said no, and 13% think the Oscars have always been diverse. 1 in 5 Americans aren't sure.

MEN AND WOMEN DON'T SEE EYE-TO-EYE ON OSCAR DIVERSITY

54% of men and 47% of women think this year's Oscar-nominated movies are more diverse than in years past—a 7% difference.

 

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Do you think Hollywood celebs at the Academy Awards should voice their political opinions?

 

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EVA LONGORIA, DOMINIC THIEM AND MORE FAMOUS FACES WILL SOAK UP THE SUN AT MEXICO TENNIS OPEN

Caroline Slusarczyk

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XSPOSURE via Daily Mail

The annual Albierto Mexicano Telcel, also known as the Mexican Tennis Open, will be held from February 27th to March 4th in Acapulco, Mexico at the Acapulco Princess Mundo Imperial Hotel.

Several celebrities and tennis stars will make their way to Mexico to enjoy the tennis open in the warm weather.  Actress Eva Longoria will attend the event along with her husband Jose Baston, the President of Televisa, Latin America’s largest media company.  Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem (who claimed the Mexico Open title in 2016), and other tennis stars will also join the festivities.

This year players include: Dominic Thiem, Milos Raonic, Marin Cilic, Rafael Nadal, Juan Martin del Potro, David Goffin, John Isner and Alexander Zverev.

Pedro Haces Sordo, President of the Acapulco Destination Marketing Office, announced: “We are excited to host such great tennis icons in what is to be a spectacular tournament in Acapulco.  We will be welcoming visitors from Mexico and from throughout the world who are coming to see many of the top international tennis stars play during the Abierto Mexicano Telcel.  After an action-packed day, the destination’s selection of top-notch hotels, pristine beaches and adventure and culinary experiences create the perfect setting to unwind.”

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Acapulco is a huge tourist destination, and the number of tourists making their way to the seaport has risen in 2017.  The city, located on the Pacific coast of Mexico, is known as Mexico’s original beach destination.  Special events and activities throughout the year include: the tennis open, surfing, a French film festival, scuba diving, snorkeling and even cliff-diving performances.

Acapulco is also known for being a Hollywood celebrity hotspot.  Famous faces spotted throughout the city in the past include: Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Madonna, John Travolta, Antonia Banderas, Salma Hayek, Melanie Griffith, and more.

Go here to find out how to watch the 2017 Albierto Mexicano Telcel live stream.

 

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ASHTON KUTCHER SEEKS TO END HUMAN TRAFFICKING WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY

Caroline Slusarczyk

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On Wednesday, Ashton Kutcher spoke in front of a Senate Foreign Relations Committee to seek funding for his anti-human trafficking organization, Thorn.  Thorn, which Kutcher co-founded, seeks to end the sexual exploitation, abuse and trafficking of children through technology.  Kutcher told the committee, “Technology can be used to enable slavery, but technology can also be used to disable slavery.  Can we build the tools that are better than their tools to fight what is happening?”

Kutcher explained how law enforcement agencies are understaffed and unequipped to deal with the sheer number of trafficking cases, but Thorn’s software, “Spotlight” can shorten the amount of time it takes ”from three years to three weeks.”  Spotlight, he said, was able to locate 6,000 victims in just six months.  Kutcher said, “The technology we're building is efficient, nimble, enduring, and it only gets smarter with time.”  He continued, “It's taking the internet, which is largely anonymous, and making it far less anonymous.”

One committee member, Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, brought up Trump’s travel ban and how it might affect human trafficking victims: “Could they have come in under that ban?  When we say we are going to protect these victims, we must look for every possible way to accomplish this goal.”

Kutcher agreed that refugees are the most exposed to traffickers: “When people are left out and not supported and not given love they need to grow, it becomes an incubator for trafficking.”

Kutcher shared a horrific example of human trafficking to hammer the point home: “I've seen video content of a child that's the same age as mine, being raped by an American man who was a sex tourist in Cambodia.  This child was so conditioned by her environment that she thought she was engaging in play.”

Kutcher spoke about his “other day job” of being a father to two children, whom he has with wife Mila Kunis.  Kutcher said, “It is my effort to defend their right to pursue happiness and to assure a society and government that defends it as well.”

Watch Kutcher’s full hearing below, and be sure to check out Thorn’s website as well.

 

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ENRAGED METALLICA FANS TWEET OUT AGAINST THE "HORRIBLE" LIVE PERFORMANCE AT 2017 GRAMMYS

Caroline Slusarczyk

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images

On Sunday, the 59th annual Grammy Awards ceremony aired live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.  Beyonce, Adele, and Bruno Mars all performed live.  The evening had several live mishaps including Adele who had a meltdown center stage and pleaded with the audience to let her start over during her tribute performance to the late great George Michael.  Yet, the real train wreck of the night was the collaboration between Metallica and Lady Gaga.  Metallica’s performance was eagerly awaited by fans after the band announced their appearance back in January, saying they had “something very unique and special planned.”

Gaga and Metallica performed Moth Into Flame together, but lead singer James Hetfield’s microphone did not work initially.  Hetfield could be seen mouthing the lyrics, but the audience could not hear his voice.  The audio mishap led Lady Gaga to share her mic with Hetfield, and the two worked hard to make-up for the mishap.  By the song’s second verse, Hetfield’s mic was back in working condition.

Afterwards, Hetfield appeared visibly upset by the audio mess-up and threw his guitar off the stage, where someone on the side managed to catch it.  Twitter user Troy Hughes caught the moment on camera:

Actress and LGBTQ activist, Laverne Cox added to the mayhem when she initially introduced the highly anticipated rock performance and just threw it to Lady Gaga leaving out any mention of Metallica on stage.  Earlier today, Cox tweeted an apology:

Fans were outraged with how Metallica’s Grammys performance played out.  Many took to Twitter to express their disdain at the technical issue and show their support of Metallica.  Fans anticipated how someone would be “getting fired,” and others insisted the Grammys should “get it together.”  THE WANNA has gathered the most entertaining reaction tweets below!

 

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THE TOP 5 MOST WATCHED SUPER BOWL 51 COMMERCIALS

Caroline Slusarczyk

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Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

On Sunday night, approximately 111 million people tuned in to watch Super Bowl LI, which was held at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.  The New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 after a huge comeback from the Patriots, leading to Tom Brady becoming the first quarterback to win five Super Bowl titles.  Lady Gaga gave a halftime show performance that the internet loved, celebrities posted their festivities on Snapchat and Instagram, and the game set Twitter abuzz for most the night.

And this year, the Super Bowl brought viewers some of the best new commercials of 2017.  Each year, the Super Bowl is well known for premiering some of the most creative, entertaining and moving commercials.  Companies spend millions of dollars on their Super Bowl ads to make sure they are top-notch entertainment.  According to the New York Times, the average cost of a 30-second ad during this year’s Super Bowl LI was $5 million, up from $4.8 million a year ago.  On top of that, some companies are spending upwards of $12 million to advertise the commercials before the actual game, which shows just how big an impact the Super Bowl ads can be on viewers.

THE WANNA has gathered the TOP 5 of the most watched Super Bowl LI commercials below.  Enjoy!

Tide – Terry Bradshaw Stain

This creative ad mixed reality into its premise when Terry Bradshaw showed up on live television with a red stain on his white shirt.  The stain was a ploy to set up the Tide ad that came later, which followed Bradshaw’s hilarious journey to get his dirty shirt cleaned.  Bradshaw ends up in Jeffrey Tambor’s house, the star of the original three-part Tide commercial with Rob Gronkowski, and washes his shirt using new Tide PODS Plus Downey.

Produced by: Saatchi & Saatchi

Starring: Terry Bradshaw, Jeffrey Tambor, Rob Gronkowski

YouTube views: 2,902,423

Wix.com – Big Game

Gal Gadot and Jason Statham lead an action-packed commercial for Wix.com which involved a chef working on a Wix.com website for his own food truck while the two action stars in his restaurant beat up a handful of bad guys and cause an explosion.  Later, they hijack his new food truck and continue wreaking havoc for the chef, who uses Wix.com to easily move his business forward anyway.

Directed by: Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans)

Starring: Gal Gadot, Jason Statham

YouTube views: 4,419,549

84 Lumber – Complete the Journey

This moving commercial shows a mother and daughter’s migrant journey to become legal American citizens.  After the commercial aired, the 84 Lumber website reportedly crashed from all the visitor traffic.

Directed by: Cole Webley

YouTube views: 3,143,775

Audi – Daughter

This Audi commercial involved a father’s narration about how he would have to tell his daughter that the men in her life are “worth more” than she is, despite her “drive” and “intelligence.”  The ad called attention to the gender wage gap with an ending title card that said: “Audi of America is committed to equal pay for equal work.”

Directed by: Aoife McArdle

YouTube views: 8,259,279

Budweiser – Born The Hard Way

In the 60-second ad, which cost about $10 million, Budweiser showed the journey the company’s founder, Adolphus Busch, faced while immigrating to America.  After his arrival on U.S. soil, Busch is greeted with jeers from people saying, “You’re not wanted here!  Go back home!”  After the commercial aired, Trump supporters called for a Budweiser boycott.  But Budweiser has clarified that the ad had nothing to do with Trump’s immigration ban: "Our focus this week is on our Super Bowl ads and our brands.  We created the Budweiser commercial to highlight the ambition of our founder, Adolphus Busch, and his unrelenting pursuit of the American dream.  This is a story about our heritage and the uncompromising commitment that goes into brewing our beer.  It's an idea we've been developing along with our creative agency for nearly a year."

Directed by: Chris Sargent

Starring: Sam Schweikert

YouTube views: 21,346,900

 

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SAG WINNER, ACTOR MAHERSHALA ALI GIVES THE MOST MOVING AND GLOBAL MESSAGE OF THE NIGHT!

Caroline Slusarczyk

Dave McNary/Reuters

Dave McNary/Reuters

The 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards were held Sunday night at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA.  The SAG Awards followed in the wake of President Trump’s Muslim ban and executive order to practice “extreme vetting” upon immigrants and refugees entering the United States.  Many SAG Award-nominated celebrities were outraged by Trump’s actions, which led to an emotional and politically-charged night in Hollywood.

Mahershala Ali, who won for his supporting role in Moonlight, gave a personal and emotional speech about being a Muslim during Trump’s immigration ban.  In his speech, Ali explained how the film Moonlight teaches acceptance of those who are different instead of persecution.  Ali said, “I hope that we do a better job of that,” to the sounds of cheers and applause from the audience.  Ali continued to say how each person is unique and that we must accept each other, rather than “go to war.”  Ali revealed that his mother, an ordained minister, was not thrilled when he converted to Islam.  Ali said, “We put things to the side, and I’m able to see her, she’s able to see me.  We love each other, the love has grown, and that stuff is minutiae.  It’s not that important.”  You can watch the rest of Ali’s moving speech below.

Several other celebrities came to the SAG Awards with Trump’s immigration ban in mind.  Kerry Washington and Simon Helberg both showed up on the red carpet with visual protests of the Muslim ban.  Other celebrities who took the stage during the SAG Awards, including Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures), and David Harbour (Stranger Things) used the opportunity to address Trump’s actions and share poignant messages of unity.  THE WANNA has gathered some of the most moving and politically-minded moments of the 2017 SAG Awards below for you to enjoy.

Simon Helberg Holds Protest Sign

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CELEBRITIES REMEMBER THE “PIONEERING” MARY TYLER MOORE

Caroline Slusarczyk

Chris Carlson/AP

Chris Carlson/AP

On Wednesday, Mary Tyler Moore passed away at 80 in Greenwich, Connecticut.  Moore’s family said her death was caused by cardiopulmonary arrest after she had caught pneumonia.

Moore was revered for her hugely popular television shows, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and The Dick Van Dyke Show in the 1960s and 70s.  Moore is recognized by many as the person who pioneered the “modern career woman” character on TV.  Moore’s longtime representative Mara Buxbaum described her as, “A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile.”

Dick Van Dyke wrote a touching tribute letter to the late Moore, in which he said, “She left an imprint on television comedy.”  Dyke wrote of The Mary Tyler Moore Show: “It was a milestone, that show. It kicked off an awful lot of enthusiasm in a lot of women. She got it moving!”

Celebrities including Dick Van Dyke, Miley Cyrus, Ben Stiller, Ellen DeGeneres, Michael Keaton, Cher and Oprah Winfrey have paid tribute to Moore on Twitter and Instagram.  The WANNA has gathered the best celebrity reactions below.

Dick Van Dyke

Miley Cyrus

MTM!!!!

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Ben Stiller

Ellen DeGeneres

Michael Keaton

Cher

Oprah Winfrey

Kelly Ripa

Marlee Matlin

Paul Feig

Rachel Bloom

George Takei

Stephen Fry

Patricia Arquette

Ed Asner

Mindy Kaling

🔥

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Lena Dunham

It's time you let someone else do some giving 💔

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Viola Davis

Katie Couric

Paula Abdul

 

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CELEBS SPEAK OUT AGAINST TRUMP'S "CRUSHING" PERFORMANCE AT HIS FIRST PRESS CONFERENCE AS PRESIDENT ELECT

Caroline Slusarczyk

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Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

On Wednesday, Donald Trump held his first press conference since becoming President-elect in November.  Trump spoke about several issues, including the Russian report that claims to have “compromising personal and financial information about Trump,” the Mexican border wall, Obamacare, and Election hacking.  Many celebrities joined the millions of Americans watching the press conference and live-tweeted their thoughts and reactions to it on Twitter.  The WANNA has gathered some of the best celeb reactions for you below.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson: 

Will Arnett: 

Sarah Silverman: 

Lily Allen: 

Stephen King: 

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Retta: 

Chelsa PerettI: 

Rainn Wilson: 

Jeffrey Wright: 

Piers Morgan: 

Andy Cohen:

 

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WHICH HOLLYWOOD CELEBS WERE DRESSED TO IMPRESS AT THE 2017 GOLDEN GLOBES?

Caroline Slusarczyk

NBC

NBC

The 74th annual Golden Globes Awards were held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday night.  The stars of 2017’s best film and television showed up on the red carpet before the ceremony to mingle with each other and pose for the cameras.  Each year, Hollywood celebs pull out all the stops to look their very best for the Golden Globes.  This year celebrities rocked all manner of designer ensembles on the red carpet, including Prada, Atelier Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren, just to name a few.  The WANNA has gathered all the best Golden Globe celebrity looks from the red carpet for your viewing pleasure!

Best Dressed Women of Hollywood

Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren

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Emma Stone in Valentino

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Reese Witherspoon in Atelier Versace

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Drew Barrymore in Monique Lhuillier

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Kerry Washington in Dolce & Gabbana

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Sarah Paulson in Marc Jacobs

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Kristen Wiig in Reem Acra

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Amy Adams in Tom Ford

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Jessica Chastain in Prada

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Blake Lively in Atelier Versace

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Sofia Vergara in Zuhair Murad Couture

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Naomie Harris in Armani Prive

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Hailee Steinfeld in Vera Wang

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Thandie Newton in Monse

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Best Dressed Men of Hollywood

Ryan Gosling in custom Gucci

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Eddie Redmayne in Prada

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Matt Bomer in Giorgio Armani

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Donald Glover in Gucci

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Justin Timberlake in Tom Ford

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Ryan Reynolds

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Rami Malek in Dior Homme

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IN THE MIXX GETS FESTIVE ON-SET

Caroline Slusarczyk

The ITM Team had a blast yesterday shooting ITM’s Holiday Episode with the talented cast of “La Soirée” and our “in-studio” audience!

ITM was mesmerized by the phenomenal range of acts in the “La Soirée” show! The two hour extravaganza will have you on the edge of your seat.

ITM  has a big crush on Mario, The Queen of the Circus, the soulful sounds of opera singer Le Gateau Chocolat, The English Gents, Miss Behave, Brett Haylock, Jess Love, Bath Boy, and the sultry Ursula Martinez – this show should not be missed!

If you are in NYC on NYE 2014, you can ring in the New Year with the entire La Soirée ensemble. ITM recommends book your tickets now!

Meet all the La Soirée cast members on ITM! Tune into ITM’s upcoming “Celebrity Holiday Traditions” episode, premiering next Thursday December 26 on WE TV at 7.30 am!

Don’t forget to take a peek a ITM’s Celebrity Holiday Gift Bag! Our fave picks for the holiday season and way beyond! Only the best of the best thanks to Baked by MelissaRaccoon BrandCortisio, Daddy ScrubsFindablesSoaps to Live ByAlomune180sand Mrs Prindable’s.

Chocolate lovers – you need to taste Mrs. Prindable’s now!

Log onto MrsPrindables.com and use ITM‘s special code 15% discount code: INTHEMIXX.

Need gift inspiration? WATCH ITM’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013!  BEST OF THE BEST BABY!

HEARTBROKEN CELEBS REMEMBER THE LATE ALAN THICKE

Caroline Slusarczyk

NBC

NBC

On Tuesday, actor and songwriter Alan Thicke passed away at age 69.  Thicke suffered a heart attack while playing hockey, and later died in a hospital in Burbank, CA.  Thicke was well known for portraying beloved TV father, “Dr. Jason Seaver” on Growing Pains in the late 1980s.  It seems that all of Hollywood is heartbroken over his passing, and celebrities including Thicke’s sons Robin and Carter, took to social media to honor his memory.  The WANNA has gathered some of the many tweets and Instagram posts from celebrities who paid tribute to the late Thicke below.

Robin Thicke: 

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Carter Thicke: 

Ellen DeGeneres: 

Sarah Michelle Gellar:

Rob Lowe: 

Alyssa Milano: 

Olivia Munn: 

William Shatner: 

Ed Helms: 

 Ryan Seacrest: 

Joel McHale:

Russell Simmons: 

Lionel Richie: 

Ben Stiller: 

Bob Saget: 

Demi Lovato: 

Candace Cameron Bure: 

Larry King:  

John Legend: 

John Stamos: 

Kris Jenner: 

David Boreanaz: 

Denis Leary: 

 

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HGTV’S “FLIP OR FLOP” COUPLE SEPARATE FOLLOWING POLICE AND GUNS INCIDENT

Caroline Slusarczyk

HGTV

HGTV

Tarek and Christina El Moussa, the husband and wife duo of HGTV channel’s Flip or Flop, have separated six months after police were called to the couple’s home on suspicion of a “possibly suicidal man” back in May.  When authorities arrived at the El Moussa house, a “crying and shaking” Christina told police that her husband Tarek had put a handgun in his backpack then ran from the house.  Upon discovery that Tarek was walking around a nearby state park with a loaded weapon, the local sheriff’s helicopter searched for him.  Tarek was located by authorities, and did not resist when they brought him back to his home.

Despite the report of a “suicidal” man, both Christina and Tarek insisted he was not a danger to himself.  An incident report stated: “Tarek did not make any threatening statements to [Christina] and he did not make any comments about hurting himself or anyone else.  She also denied that Tarek had ever been suicidal.”  Tarek claimed he left the house in a rush to “blow off some steam” and brought the gun as protection from “mountain lions and rattlesnakes.”  No charges were filed, but authorities confiscated five guns, including an AR-15 rifle, from the El Moussa home for 30 days.

This intense incident proved to be too much for the Flip or Flop couple.  Even after they attended marriage counseling following the incident, Christina and Tarek sadly could not make things work.  The pair, who were married in 2009 and have two children, have officially separated to “evaluate the future” of their marriage.  They told E! News: “Like many couples, we have had challenges in our marriage.  We had an unfortunate misunderstanding about six months ago and the police were called to our house in an abundance of caution.  There was no violence and no charges were filed.”

HGTV said the El Moussa marriage troubles do not mean the end of Flip or Flop.  The show plans to continue production, with Christina and Tarek working together professionally.

 

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BALDWIN FACES OFF WITH TRUMP VIA TWITTER

Caroline Slusarczyk

Saturday Night Live/ NBC

Saturday Night Live/NBC

On this past week’s Saturday Night Live, Alec Baldwin reprised his role as President-elect Donald Trump for a new skit, “Donald Trump Prepares Cold Open.”  Trump was less than pleased yet again with Baldwin’s comical impression of him, and expressed his distaste on Twitter.

Twitter, @realDonaldTrump

Twitter, @realDonaldTrump

Baldwin did not take Trump’s Twitter criticism of the SNL skit lying down.  Instead, Baldwin took the opportunity to give Trump some political advice in a series of direct tweets, as seen below:

Twitter, @ABFalecbaldwin

Twitter, @ABFalecbaldwin

The SNL skit that has Trump so upset takes a comedic look at how Trump might handle various aspects of his Presidency, such as his plans for immigration and Obamacare.  For each campaign issue brought up by “Mike Pence,” played by Beck Bennett, Baldwin says the opposite of what Trump had promised during his campaign.  For example, when “Pence” brings up their plan to scrap Obamacare, Baldwin says, “Keep it.  Let’s just keep it.”  The skit jokingly suggests that Trump will not follow through with many of his campaign promises once he takes office.

You can watch the hilarious skit in full below.

 

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SHELLEY DUVALL BELIEVES THE LATE, ROBIN WILLIAMS IS NOT DEAD, HE IS "SHAPE-SHIFTING"

Caroline Slusarczyk

Getty Images/Dr. Phil

Getty Images/Dr. Phil

Shelley Duvall, known for her starring roles in The Shining and Popeye, has come out of her “near isolation” to appear on Dr. Phil.  Duvall has been out of the public eye ever since her retirement from Hollywood in 2002.  On Wednesday, Duvall’s serious struggle with mental illness for the past several years was revealed, and her upcoming appearance on Dr. Phil announced.  Dr. Phil’s website released a promo clip that features a nearly unrecognizable Duvall asking for Dr. Phil’s help.  She admits to Dr. Phil, “I’m very sick, I need help.”

Duvall’s very unfortunate mental state is on full display in the promo.  Duvall says she does not believe that Robin Williams is dead, but in fact “shape-shifting.”  When Dr. Phil asks if she has seen Williams, Duvall replies, “Have, yes.”  Duvall reveals she thinks the “Sheriff of Nottingham” (main Robin Hood villain) is threatening her.  She also divulges to Dr. Phil that she thinks there is a “whirring disk” inside of her.  Clearly, the last several years of isolation have not been kind to Duvall.

The WANNA sincerely hopes that Duvall gets the help she needs soon.

Take a look at the full Dr. Phil promo featuring Duvall below.

 

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ROBERT DOWNEY JR, SCARLETT JOHANSSON AND OTHER CELEBS WANT YOU TO “GET OUT THERE AND VOTE”

Caroline Slusarczyk

CNN

CNN

Election Day is tomorrow, November 8th, which means the craziest Presidential race in U.S. history will finally come to a close.  Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will take their place in the Oval Office as Commander in Chief.  But there is still a good chunk of Americans who have chosen not to cast a ballot for this particular Election.

Throughout the campaigns, celebrities such as Robert DeNiro, Kathy Griffin, Aziz Ansari, and tons more, have appeared in videos urging people to vote, usually against Trump.  You can revisit The WANNA’s previous roundup of celeb-driven videos here.

In a new SaveTheDay.Vote video, “Vote Tomorrow,” released Monday November 7th, director Joss Whedon rounded up several Hollywood celebrities in a final attempt to encourage people to go out and vote.  In “Vote Tomorrow”, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, James Franco, Neil Patrick Harris, and others urge viewers to “just get out and vote” on November 8th.  They add humor to the video, along with more serious intonations, such as Julianne Moore saying, “No one has the right to stop you from casting your vote.”

Watch the full video below, and then make sure to get out and cast your vote tomorrow!

 

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CELEBS REACT TO HISTORICAL CHICAGO CUBS WORLD SERIES VICTORY

Caroline Slusarczyk

Charlie Riedel/AP Photo

Charlie Riedel/AP Photo

Wednesday night, the Chicago Cubs won the baseball World Series in Game 7 against the Cleveland Indians, at Cleveland’s Progressive Field.  Their victory is a huge deal since the last time they won the World Series was at the beginning of the last century, in 1908.  The Chicago Cubs’ home stadium, Wrigley Field, now proudly sports the sign “World Series Champions.”

Twitter, @SportsCenter

Twitter, @SportsCenter

There were some famous faces at the Cubs Vs. Indians game, including Bill Murray, Charlie Sheen, Amy Schumer, John Cusack, Eddie Vedder and Tom Morello.  Bill Murray definitely takes the cake for biggest Cubs fan of the evening.  After the Cubs won, Murray visited their locker room to interview the players and chug champagne with them.

Many more Hollywood celebrities tuned in to the Cubs game last night on TV, and shared their excitement via social media.  Seth Rogen, Stephen Colbert, Olivia Wilde, and even President Obama were among the many that took to Twitter to tweet their elation at the Cubs’ triumph.

The WANNA has curated a list of the best celeb Twitter reactions below.  Enjoy!

Barack Obama: 

Twitter, @POTUS

Twitter, @POTUS

Stephen Colbert: 

Twitter, @StephenAtHome

Twitter, @StephenAtHome

Seth Rogen:

Twitter, @Sethrogen

Twitter, @Sethrogen

Hillary Clinton:

Twitter, @HillaryClinton

Twitter, @HillaryClinton

Olivia Wilde: 

Twitter, @oliviawilde

Twitter, @oliviawilde

Ellen DeGeneres:  

Twitter, @TheEllenShow

Twitter, @TheEllenShow

Seth Meyers: 

Twitter, @sethmeyers

Twitter, @sethmeyers

Cher: 

Twitter, @cher

Twitter, @cher

Rainn Wilson: 

Twitter, @rainnwilson

Twitter, @rainnwilson

Nick Offerman: 

Twitter, @Nick_Offerman

Twitter, @Nick_Offerman

Leslie Jones: 

Twitter, @Lesdoggg

Twitter, @Lesdoggg

Rashida Jones: 

Twitter, @iamrashidajones

Twitter, @iamrashidajones

 

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FISHER STEVENS, DIRECTOR OF “BEFORE THE FLOOD” STARRING, LEONARDO DICAPRIO ADMITS, "I'VE NEVER BEEN A FAN OF TRUMP!"

Caroline Slusarczyk

Victor Hugo/Getty Images

Victor Hugo/Getty Images

Oscar winner, LEONARDO DICAPRIO Executive Produced a Movie You Wanna Watch, "BEFORE THE FLOOD” which is a necessary look at how climate change affects the environment and what society can do to prevent its demise.  The compelling documentary was directed by actor, FISHER STEVENS and stars Oscar winner DiCaprio, who let’s be honest, could convince most fans to eat crickets if he said that would help save the world.

THE WANNA host, Gina Glickman Giordan, had a first look at “Before the Flood” and recently sat down with Fisher for an exclusive interview at Guild Hall on Main Street in East Hampton during the 2016 annual Hamptons International Film Festival.  It was three years ago when DiCaprio picked up the phone to ask Fisher if he would direct the film.  Fisher revealed, "It's been a long journey.  We went everywhere from Greenland, to the Arctic, to India, to China, to Sumatra, to Palau.  We went all around the world, figuring out- and then we interviewed, I mean there were a lot of people we interviewed that didn’t even make the film, that you didn’t even see, that are amazing people."   Fisher made a point to share that the only thing more important then getting the film made was the timing of the premiere which was crucial, "There's a presidential election coming up and it was important to Leo and I that we get this out before the election, because if somebody’s elected President, or certain people are elected in the Senate or certain people are elected into Congress that want to crush a lot of the work that President Obama is doing right now on trying to curb carbon emissions then, we’re all in deep trouble.  Not just in India and China, but all around."   

Stevens revealed the details of why he agreed to take on the film, “When Leonardo asked me to make this film with him, I said, okay let’s go, we gotta keep it going, because it’s happening.  And we’re at this time in history of mankind, where we have to really start to change the way we get our power and live our lives.”  Stevens admitted, he wasn’t always friends with DiCaprio and describes how their movie making partnership was born, “We weren’t that close to be honest.  We knew each other for years but not that well.  We kind of bonded on a diving trip.  We went to the Galapagos Islands together and went diving.  I was filming Sylvia Earl, the marine biologist.  He was on the trip.  I didn’t know at that point his knowledge of environmental issues.  He knows more about species then most people.  He could tell you about a tiger or lion, things that you have no idea.  But also species that have been extinct.”  Stevens joked DiCaprio is so well educated on the topic and “can go on and on” that there was one scene Fisher says he was forced to cut Leonardo down for time, “Yeah, we trimmed that scene.”    

National Geographic

National Geographic

There are several memorable movie moments in “Before the Flood” including when they went behind the scenes while Leonardo was filming his Oscar winning performance in “The Revenant.”  Fisher explains why going behind the scenes on “The Revenant,” was bittersweet and said, “It was sad but it was great for our film.  Yet, it was sad for the world that life is imitating art.  They had the warmest March in the history of that area in Canada.  All their snow melted.  So they had to go somewhere else to finish the film.” 

In “Before the Flood,” DiCaprio sits down one on one to interview the Pope.  Stevens said working with the Vatican threw the crew a few surprises along the way, “Well, there’s a little secret there.  I was there, but I wasn’t allowed to film.  They took my camera.  We knew that.  So, the Pope has his own people- he had his own people to film that scene."  When you watch the film, you may notice how DiCaprio, greets Pope Francis and sounds a tad nervous.  That may be because twelve hours before DiCaprio was scheduled to interview the Pope  Fisher said that's when his team revealed another surprise, "You’ve gotta greet him in Italian" described Fisher. "But, we were there and that was pretty magical.”  In the film, DiCaprio recounts his memorable meeting with Pope Francis, “Being able to spend time and sit with the pope was a pretty profound experience.”  He goes on to reiterate what the pope said, “he feels we need to all keep speaking out” about climate change “as loud as we can.”  It's obvious by the final cut of the film that Stevens and DiCaprio also had a magical rapport working together.  DiCaprio was hands on through out the process of creating the film and brought "tons" of ideas to the post process, Fisher explained, "I mean in the editing room too he had a great idea.  The Pope scene, we moved it to the end, that was his idea.  Which was a great idea.  We were partners making the film."

Fisher admitted one of his biggest concerns about the upcoming election is electing a leader who agrees our environment is at great risk and mankind can help make a change.  You remember Trumps "locker room" behind the scenes banter with former, “Access Hollywood” host, Billy Bush?  Well, Fisher told us his reaction to Trumps remarks and said, "It didn’t surprise me.  I had problems with Donald Trump before he was even running for President.  As a New Yorker, because I lived in New York most of my life and to see his name and what he’s doing to these ugly buildings and you know his crass Trump everywhere.  It bugged me just like that.  I’ve never been a fan of Trump!”  Stevens and DiCaprio are both hoping "Before the Flood,” will convince Trump and the rest of the world, to change their beliefs on climate change!

In addition to watching the film and learning why it’s crucial to pass a carbon tax to help curb carbon emissions, Fisher says anyone can help do their part to make a change and help save the environment and said, “We can eat less meat, elect different leaders and we can start powering our world differently.”

“Before the Flood” is a Movie You Wanna Watch and premieres on The National Geographic Channel, October 30th, 9/8c. 

If you miss the Sunday premiere, watch the film online until November 6th on Natgeotv.com video on demand (through MVPD set-top boxes), MVPD sites and apps, Nat Geo TV apps, iTunes, Hulu, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Sony PlayStation, GooglePlay and more.

WATCH THE WANNA'S entire EXCLUSIVE coverage of BEFORE THE FLOOD and sit down interview with Fisher Stevens HERE.

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