Blog Posts by Soraya Roberts

  • 6 reasons why CBS would be stupid to fire Craig Ferguson

    Craig Ferguson (CBS)

    Even after Stephen Colbert was handed David Letterman's seat, the revolving door of CBS's late night lineup continues to spin, with rumours that Chelsea Handler may take over Craig Ferguson's "Late Late Show" spot.

    In March, the "Chelsea Lately" host announced she was leaving E! when her contract is up at the end of the year — and this week, the Wrap confirmed that Handler was meeting with CBS.

    CBS and Handler's manager denied that she would take over "The Late Late Show," claiming the comedian was in talks over a syndication deal. But CBS chief Les Moonves recently confirmed to Deadline that the network was "having conversations" with Ferguson regarding his contract, which also ends this year. According to the publication, the late night host's ratings are not up to snuff.

    But who cares about ratings when you've got Ferguson in the room? The 51-year-old Scottish import has been charming late night audiences since he started hosting the "Late Late Show" in 2005. So just in case CBS

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  • Emma Stone seriously can't stop fangirling over the Spice Girls

    "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is set for release on May 2, but you wouldn't know it by watching star Emma Stone's appearances lately. Instead of drumming up buzz for the big superhero sequel, the actress has been spending most of her time talking about her love of the Spice Girls.

    It began in March, when Stone cried while watching a video message from Spice Girls member Mel B (see the video above).

    Other media outlets soon followed suit, with a London radio show setting up a Skype call between Stone and Mel C.

    Then the actress showed off her talent for forging all five of the Spice Girls' autographs on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

    By the time Stone appeared on the U.K.'s "The Graham Norton Show," even she realized that her love of the girl band had begun to eclipse her new movie.

    "I was a fiend, I was obsessed with the Spice Girls," Stone said, "I just feel like I've been talking more about the Spice Girls on this press tour than I have about the movie."

    But is it any wonder that we'd rather

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  • Drake Bell’s feud with Justin Bieber is more of a one-sided spat

    Drake Bell and Justin Bieber. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images, Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

    Drake Bell has been pretty vocal about his dislike of Justin Bieber, but at Sunday's MTV Movie Awards, the former Nickelodeon star told Celebuzz that he has "nothing against" the pop star. That's despite the fact that Bell has been publicly attacking Bieber for the last two years, most recently in an Instagram video filmed with Aaron Carter.

    Framed as a "feud" by the press, a closer look reveals the rift to be a one-sided fight started by Bell in 2012, which Bieber has only once responded to.

    It all started when the 27-year-old "Drake & Josh" alum's Twitter account was allegedly hacked and insulting messages were sent from it about Katy Perry. Bell later tweeted an apology:

    He then followed this up with an unprovoked attack on the Biebs' guitar skills — which, of course, got Beliebers irate.

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  • JWoww isn’t the only celebrity who hates being pregnant

    JWoww and Snooki at the MTV Movie Awards on April 13. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

    In Hollywood, actresses frequently make pregnancy sound like winning an Oscar. Drew Barrymore said she felt "blessed," Jennifer Love Hewitt branded it "awesome," and Angelina Jolie opted for "special" to describe her growing baby bump.

    So when Jenni "JWoww" Farley revealed at the MTV Movie Awards that she hated being pregnant, it came as a bit of a shock, especially considering that she was standing next to former "Jersey Shore" co-star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, who is taking the more traditional stance of enjoying her second pregnancy.

    "She loves being pregnant right now, and I f---ing hate it," JWoww told Us Weekly at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday. "I'm not a fan of pregnancy right now, with my thighs touching and my boobs changing. But I know it will be worth it and hopefully I get back to that really quickly."

    The 28-year-old reality star, who is expecting her first child with her fiancé, Roger Mathews, is set to give birth in July.

    "I know she is going to be a great mom," Snooki

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  • Never mind Coachella – Leonardo DiCaprio has always been an awkward dancer

    Leonardo DiCaprio may have a reputation for being suave with the ladies, but at the Coachella music festival this weekend, the actor showed that his dancing could definitely use some work.

    On Saturday, a fan caught the 39-year-old "Wolf of Wall Street" star certainly enjoying the festival's music. In the video, DiCaprio is seen shaking his tush as he watches MGMT perform. With a bandana on his face, he proceeds to engage in a weird break-dance-off with a friend.

    See more of his bizarre Coachella moves below:

    In a recent interview with ShortList magazine, DiCaprio revealed that he was once an aspiring breakdancer. "Yeah, before I was an actor I was a kind of street breakdancer on my block," he said. "I actually won an award in Germany once for pop-locking."

    But it looks like the actor's moves have gotten a little creaky, and the media called out his terrible dancing over the weekend. For instance, TMZ headlined their story, "Leonardo DiCaprio Dancing Like a Nerd at Coachella."

    But

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  • More of Hollywood’s older women are showing off their bodies

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Cher have no qualms about showing off their assets. (Rolling Stone, Splash Images)

    A little over a month ago, 81-year-old actress Kim Novak appeared on the Oscar stage to jeers about her appearance.

    "When it comes down to it, we don’t actually want Hollywood leading ladies to look their age," wrote Amanda Hess in Slate at the time.

    But it looks like that's starting to change. At 54, Julia Louis-Dreyfus appeared nude on the cover of Rolling Stone this week.

    "In my defense, 'I was in a drunken stupor,'" the actress quipped on Twitter.

    Salon's Mary Elizabeth Williams called it a "naked victory" for the middle-aged star, writing that Louis-Dreyfus's "easy ability to captivate says that women don’t have to become invisible just because they’re not in their 20s, and blessedly aren’t trying to look like they’re in their 20s. Good for her."

    And she's not the only one. Earlier this week, Cher, at 67, took to the stage in Boston for her "Dressed to Kill" tour in a pair of heart-shaped pasties. Though the singer was wearing a skin-coloured jump suit underneath, the message was

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  • Rob Lowe: Jewel did not want to kiss me in our ‘Lyon’s Den’ love scene

    Rob Lowe was not meant for Jewel, it seems. On "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Wednesday, Lowe revealed that the "You Were Meant for Me" singer was quite obvious about not wanting to kiss him 10 years ago when they appeared on the short-lived NBC drama "The Lyon's Den."

    The "Parks and Recreation" actor wrote about the offending moment in his new memoir, "Love Life," but provided Ellen with more details on the "unmitigated disaster" of "The Lyon's Den," an NBC law drama that lasted a mere six episodes in 2003.

    "It's a parade of indignities, and the culminating blow for me was having the actress who didn't want to kiss me in the love scene," Lowe said, adding, "And that person would be Jewel."

    When Ellen inquired about how he knew the 39-year-old singer didn't want to smooch him, he said, "my clue was her reaction after the director sort of forced us to do it because it was in the script."

    Of course, Ellen couldn't let that story pass without trying to re-create the moment, with Ellen

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  • In Billy Eichner's Funny or Die series "Billy on the Street," the comedian asks New Yorkers the questions that matter. This week, he asked passers by if they'd like to get intimate with adorable actor Paul Rudd -- and, unsurprisingly, most people were open to the possibility.

    In the video, uploaded on Monday, Rudd is a surprisingly good sport, standing by as Eichner offered various New Yorkers a dollar to sleep with the "Anchorman 2" star.

    "I would for nothing," said an older woman. Another one concurred, "I would it for free!"

    The unsuspecting strangers were surprisingly game for the question, with one young woman agreeing that Rudd's "eyes are so beautiful" and then adding, "I'm sorry you're being paraded around on the street like this."

    Another woman brazenly asked for a hug but was rebuffed by Eichner. "Paul Rudd, hug me!" she yelled as they ran off.

    One of the only "no's" he got was from a young woman who was married. "I'm faithful to my husband!" she complained. Another older

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  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus on her Rolling Stone cover: ‘I was in a drunken stupor’

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus appears nude on the cover of Rolling Stone this week, but she takes no responsibility for the decision.

    "In my defense, 'I was in a drunken stupor' #crackexcuse," she tweeted on Tuesday night, referring to embattled Toronto mayor Rob Ford.

    The 53-year-old "Veep" star, who plays U.S. Vice President Selina Meyer on the HBO sitcom, has said in the past that Ford would not be out of place on her series.

    "That Toronto Mayor and his behaviour, it's so huge and broad," Louis-Dreyfus said during the PaleyFest in March. "It would not be believable if it was on 'Veep.' That's how big it is."

    Along those same lines, Louis-Dreyfus discussed in Rolling Stone how much she loves cursing on her show.

    "That was not part of the curriculum in high school, and the fact that it is now a part of the curriculum of my

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  • Rob Lowe: ‘I have tremendous empathy’ for Justin Bieber

    Rob Lowe believes Justin Bieber is struggling with the same problems that he had as a teen idol. On "Oprah Prime" last weekend, the "Parks and Recreation" actor said he had "tremendous empathy" for Bieber.

    "He makes really good music, he does, but I think he knows the dark secret, and the dark secret is 80 percent of his audience doesn't give a s--- about the music. And he knows it," Lowe told Oprah on Sunday. "It bums him out."

    The 50-year-old actor, who called himself a "Justin apologist," accused Beliebers of "lemming-think" and claimed that Bieber's fans are more focused on his body than his body of work.

    "It has nothing to do with what he's doing as an artist," said Lowe. "He is the guy who is standing in front of them at a moment that they're going through a developmental thing. It's natural, it's all great, but if it wasn't him, it would be somebody else, like it was me."

    Lowe in 1986 (Barry King/WireImage) and today (Steve Jennings/Getty Images).

    Though Lowe has never met Bieber, the actor has experienced a similar level of premature fame. Lowe

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