Easily the biggest celebrity news this week was the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman — everyone who was anyone weighed in on the decision, but it was Kelly Oxford who summed up how we were all feeling; let's give the guy a chance, shall we? In other celebrity news, Ellen DeGeneres commended the actor who revealed that he's gay this week, Harry Styles had a slightly paranoid moment and Drew Barrymore finally joined the Twitter party with a good-spirited tweet. Want to see more? There's plenty, including from Rebel Wilson, Katy Perry, Flume and others — click through to have a read of this week's top tweets!
The Twitterverse has been going crazy with tweets that Beyoncé is pregnant. It’s the rumour surrounding the private star that refuses to die, even after she performed a killer set to close Glastonbury on Sunday and just gave a special, secret performance at Shepherds Bush Empire in London, which was attended by friend Gwyneth Paltrow, Adele, and some of the guys from Glee. While in London she also taped an interview with Piers Morgan, where she talks about turning 30, and inevitably the topic of babies came up. She told Piers, “I always said I’d have a baby at 30. I’m 29. But I also said I was going to retire at 30. So I don’t know.” When pushed further by Piers, who asked, “Can we expect the little patter of little Beyoncé’s and Jay-Z’s?” In Beyoncé’s own words: “Only God knows.”
It wasn’t just about the Fox Upfront today — the Hilton Hotel in New York City played host to NBC’s presentation, which included stars such as Tina Fey, Elle Macpherson and Christina Aguilera. Returning shows like Parenthood and 30 Rock were well-represented while new shows got their time to shine — some of the ones we’re hoping come to Aussie screens include Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea starring Laura Prepon and based on Chelsea Handler’s book, and Smash, which is supposed to be NBC’s answer to Fox’s Glee.
UPDATE: Charlie Sheen has tweeted his first tweet. And shared a Twitpic. His message? “Winning..! Choose your Vice... #winning #chooseyourvice”. (Is that one of his goddesses?)
This just in: the latest in the Charlie Sheen saga is that the troubled actor has joined Twitter. And after only being online for a couple of hours, and without any tweets, the Two and a Half Men actor already has more than 95,000 followers at the time of posting (and counting). His already-verified account is just his latest move in a mad media blitz that has seen him appearing on numerous interviews that he organised himself, following the firing of his publicist (or did he quit?).
But we probably need to backtrack just a little. The past few days we were swept up in Oscars fever but a few days is all Charlie needed to make sure he stayed in the headlines. Last time we checked in, CBS had halted production of his hit show for the remainder of the eighth season. Here’s a recap of what else has gone down:
- He got rid of his publicist and took on his own public relations responsibilities.
- When it was reported that CBS was looking at John Stamos as a possible replacement for Charlie’s character on Two and a Half Men, Charlie called it a “tragic joke.”
- Charlie says he’s going to sue CBS.
- He reveals he has live-in girlfriends (or “goddesses” as he likes to refer to them) and says, “These women don’t judge me.”
- He makes a surprise appearance on Piers Morgan’s show and says, “I’m super bitchin’ [and] I don’t believe myself to be an addict.”