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Welcome to THG’s Week in Review! Below, our staff takes a look back at the stories, stars and scandals that made this week the most memorable in … weeks!
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Three ‘Bergs, one awkwardly funny opening SNL skit.
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg personally appeared on Saturday Night Live this weekend during host Jesse Eisenberg’s opening monologue.
Eisenberg is nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of Mark. Andy Samberg? No Oscar nominations, but he was also present.
After all the controversy surrounding The Social Network and its portrayal of the billionaire, it’s nice to see there’s no bad blood between them …
It’s official, Jay Leno is now a Harvard man, well maybe not, but he has been named the Hasty Pudding Man of the Year by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals of Harvard University.
The drama troupe is the oldest undergraduate program of it’s kind in the United States and they annually honor an individual who entertains the masses.
According to the group Jay Leno was chosen because he has:
“Entertained millions of people over his long and accomplished career in comedy….”
Although we have the sneaking suspicion that the controversy Leno drew between himself and Conan probably helped the group pickMore >
While the celebrity gossip world continues to debate Miley Cyrus and her smoking of salvia – Bill O’Reilly finds it “pathetic,” Dr. Drew says she needs help and Melissa Gilbert thinks Miley leaked the video herself – what is the 18-year old at the center of this controversy up to?
Miley is in New Orleans shooting So Undercover, a film that will find her infiltrating a college sorority as a FBI-hired investigator. Sources tell E! News that Cyrus received a surprising visitor on set the other day.
Anna Oliver, the friend who reportedly filmed the videoMore >
Chelsea Handler referred to Angelina Jolie by a few very ugly words this weekend during a stand-up routine in New Jersey.
Addressing the controversy on her talk show last night, the comedian said she had no regrets over bashing the actress, but she did have a response for those that assumed the insults were a result of Handler’s friendship with Jennifer Aniston.
“I’ve been making fun of Angelina Jolie since she made out with her brother!” Handler said, bring up Jolie’s awkward kiss with James Haven at the 2000 Oscars.
Are you on Team Chelsea or Team Angelina?
Has Handler, who is clearlyMore >
Adam Lambert was not invited to last night’s American Music Awards. That may have had something to do with the controversy this singer stirred up at last year’s ceremony.
But fans of the former American Idol finalist were still given a chance to watch this artist in action, as E! premiered an edition of its True Hollywood Story special in honor of Adam.
Detailing his dedication to theater in high school and working its way through his battle with Kris Allen, all the way up until the aforementioned AMA scandal and subsequent Glam Nation tour, the program is a must-watch for LambertMore >
As the controversy surrounding this week’s GQ photos of the Glee cast continues to swirl, Playgirl has an offer for a couple actors on the show:
Wanna make like your co-stars?
In the scandalous pictorial, Dianna Agron and Lea Michele look very nice and oh so naughty, prompting this publication to reportedly ask Chord Overstreet and Mark Salling to pose similarly in a future issue.
“We would be very willing to pay for them both – up to 100 thousand,” a Playgirl rep told E! News. “And it wouldn’t have to be fully X-rated, either.”More >
Last Thursday, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar stormed off the set of The View after Bill O’Reilly said Muslims attacked us on 9/11 and added that he was against the building of a mosque around the site of the World Trade Center.
He then went on his Fox News program and defended his point of view.
Now, Goldberg, Behar and other panelists on The View have spoken out again on the feud. Focusing on the controversy this morning, Goldberg said she had no regrets about walking away mid-interview because she “was gonna cuss him out.”
Behar, meanwhile, said: “We talk about standing up to bigotry,More >
Finally, someone is taking issue with Pamela Anderson’s body.
The actres flew to Montreal this week to publicize her latest PETA ad, only to be turned away by the city. Canadian officials denied a permit for the unveling because they claim the bikini-based billboard is somehow sexist.
Said Montreal film commissioner Daniel Bissonnette, whose office laid down the law:
“It is not so much controversial, as it goes against all principles public organizations are fighting for in the everlasting battle of equality between men and women.”
Anyone care to make sense of that statement? Do any menMore >
Miley Cyrus might be bad at singing, but she’s good at listening.
And the young star is tired of all the controversy surrounding her new image. She told The Associated Press today:
“I’m not trying to be slutty. I’m not trying to be, like, go to the club and get a bunch of guys. What I’m trying to do is make a point with my record and look consistent, in the way my record sounds and the way I dress.”
Okay… and that point would be what, exactly? In “Can’t Be Tamed,” Miley sings that she’s “hot like that” and “every guy everywhere just gives me mad attention.”
As critical as THG is of Cyrus,More >
Nicole Scherzinger, along with her partner Derek Hough, might have won season 10’s Dancing With the Stars contest, but is she going to keep the object of her efforts, her mirror ball trophy? No. Instead, she’s pawning off the gaudy thing to her mother, whom she says was the reason for doing DWTS in the first place. But that’s not the controversy. Some people — including fellow contestants on DWTS Season 10 — are now suggesting that while Nicole IS incredibly talented, she shouldn’t have won let alone been on the show. Why not? Because she’s actually a dancer on the Pussycat Dolls, theMore >
Miss USA Rima Fakih instantly became the center of controversy after she won the crown last weekend, thanks to some of her stripper pole champion photos.
That wasn’t enough to get her title stripped, however, and her reign has begun. Much to the dismay of some critics upset about her Muslim/Arab background.
While the contestant herself has spoken little about this, stressing that her family observes both Muslim and Christian holidays, others have been very vocal.
Daniel Pipes, who publishes a right-leaning blog on Middle Eastern affairs, pointed to a supposed “surprising frequency ofMore >
(HMG) – This is a bit hard to fathom, but probably not a big surprise to manny. A pretty 20-year-old who works at one of the Hooter Detroit restaurants, says she was put on “weight probation” by her bosses. Cassie Smith, who is almost five foot, eight inches tall and weighs 132 pounds, claims her supervisors and two female Hooters reps from the company’s Atlanta headquarters told her she would need to slim down if she wanted to keep the waitressing job she’s had for the past two years, during her yearly evaluation. After the women informed her she had excellent marks for customerMore >