Blog Posts by Soraya Roberts

  • Nicole Kidman and Jimmy Fallon and other disastrous celebrity dates

    About ten years ago, Nicole Kidman and Jimmy Fallon could have been a thing...if Jimmy hadn't been so into video games.

    On "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" on Tuesday, the host revealed that back in the 2000s, Kidman came to meet him at his New York apartment. Unfortunately, the friend who set them up didn't tell Fallon that Kidman was actually interested in dating him -- he thought it was about a part in her 2005 movie "Bewitched."

    "I just remember I liked you," said Kidman, who was single at the time.

    "Wait, what?" Fallon responded. "Did I date Nicole Kidman?!"

    Kidman said he was in a baseball cap, that he didn't talk and then put on a videogame. She actually thought he might be gay.

    "It was bad," the "Paddington" actress told the audience as Fallon retreated under his desk. "After about an hour and a half I thought, 'He has no interest, this is so embarrassing.'"

    But, in Fallon's defence, he is not the only celebrity who has messed up a date with one of his peers. Here are some

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  • Ellen Page slams Queen for honouring anti-gay politician: 'F--- that'

    Ellen Page reacted angrily when the Queen honoured anti-gay political Maurice Mills. (Getty Images)Ellen Page reacted angrily when the Queen honoured anti-gay political Maurice Mills. (Getty Images)

    Ellen Page is royally unimpressed. The "X-Men" star has tweeted out against Queen Elizabeth after the British royal included anti-gay politician Maurice Mills on her New Year's Honours list.

    The annual list credits the Irish politico (who has blamed Hurricane Kartina on homosexuality and AIDS on "filthy" sodomy) for "services to local government" alongside some 1,000 other public figures and politics.

    Page did not mince words on Monday in her response to the Democratic Unionist Party councillor's Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) honour:

    The comment may come as a shock to fans of the 27-year-old Halifax native, as Page just signed on last year to play a British agent in a film called "Queen and Country." Of course, it is much less of a surprise considering the actress came out in February 2014.

    "I'm here today because I am gay, and because maybe I can make a difference, to help others have an easier and more hopeful time," Page told the Human Rights

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  • Kanye West's fans wonder who Paul McCartney is

    To celebrate the start of the New Year, Kanye West released a collaboration with Paul McCartney entitled "Only One" on Dec. 31. It's the first single off Yeezy's upcoming album, and he began working on it with the ex-Beatle early last year. 

    No doubt riffing off West's famously developed ego, one fan made a harmless joke about the duet:

    This was then followed up by a number of other users who made a similar quip -- or, at least, we hope they were just joking.

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  • Alison Pill is engaged to 'The Blair Witch Project' star Joshua Leonard

    Alison Pill/InstagramAlison Pill/Instagram

    Alison Pill is engaged again, this time to "The Blair Witch Project" star Joshua Leonard! The 29-year-old "Newsroom" actress made the announcement on Saturday, posting an Instagram photo of her new ring and the caption, "Let's do this, 2015!"

    You're likely less familiar with Pill's new fiance than her old one. She and Canadian actor Jay Baruchel were engaged for three years -- Pill announced their split in March 2013 (though Baruchel had alluded to their break up a month prior). 

    Pill with ex-fiancé Baruchel in 2011. (Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)Pill with ex-fiancé Baruchel in 2011. (Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

    However, Leonard is no stranger to fame himself. Now 39, the actor rose to fame back in 1999 when he appeared as a student filmmaker in "The Blair Witch Project," the low-budget horror film that launched a thousand copies.

    Thanks to the success of that flick, Leonard went on to star in indie films like "Humpday" and "Bitter Feast," and more recently "If I Stay" opposite Chloe Grace Moretz -- not to mention his recurring roles in TV series like "CSI: Miami" and "Hung." His next role is in Jay Duplass' buzzy

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  • Ranking the 'Serial' parodies, from Funny or Die to 'Saturday Night Live'

    "Serial" has inspired a series of spoofs. The super-popular podcast, which investigated the 1999 murder of a Baltimore high school student named Hae Min Lee, concluded last Thursday, but it still continues to spawn parodies, the most recent being a "Saturday Night Life" riff this past weekend.

    Deemed the genre's "first breakout hit," the "Serial" podcast has attracted a huge following thanks to This American Life journalist Sarah Koenig's meandering investigation into the crime and the subsequent trial and conviction of Lee's ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed. Millions of fans listened to each episode, prompting listeners to debate evidence, theories, and even the podcast itself.

    Enter the "Serial" parodies. So far, three major spoofs have been released, and here, we rank them by accuracy:

    1) Funny Or Die


    Prior to the release of "Serial's" final episode, Funny Or Die released a spoof predicting the ending, which went viral for its on-point take on Koenig. "Trophy Wife" star Michaela Watkins was

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  • Iggy Azalea vs. Azealia Banks: The rap feud heats up

    They may have similar names but that's about all Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks have in common right now. The two rappers have been feuding for the past four years, and on Thursday, it reached a fever pitch when Azalea claimed Banks only got attention through their fights.

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  • Brent Butt and cast live-tweet 'Corner Gas: The Movie'

    The cast of Corner Gas took to Twitter as the movie based on their TV show aired on CTV.The cast of Corner Gas took to Twitter as the movie based on their TV show aired on CTV.

    Dog River took over the world on Wednesday night -- on Twitter, anyway.

    Canadian comedian Brent Butt live-tweeted the CTV premiere of "Corner Gas: The Movie," a film based on Butt's Gemini-award winning series, which ran for six seasons from 2005 to 2009.

    The film, which revolves around a gas station in the fictional locale of Dog River, Sask., offered the cast's first on-screen reunion in five years. Butt tweeted alongside co-star and real-life wife NancyRobertson, answering fans' questions and revealing behind-the-scenes trivia about the movie and the show.

    Other cast members were also cross-tweeting with Butt. Gabrielle Miller, who plays coffee

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  • Justin Bieber pretends to strangle Chris Brown, denies dating Hailey Baldwin

    This is probably one of the few times the press is not interested in Justin Bieber's love life. The "All Bad" singer has hit out at rumours he is dating Hailey Baldwin, but it comes in the wake of a controversial photo that seems more pressing, so to speak.

    Bieber posted a blood red-hued photo on Instagram Monday that showed him pretending to strangle rapper Chris Brown with the caption, "Had fun with the homey @Chrisbrownofficial" (the duo took the photo at a nightclub in Washington this weekend where they partied with Kendall Jenner and Baldwin).

    Courtesy Justin Bieber/InstagramCourtesy Justin Bieber/Instagram
    The 20-year-old Ontario native followed this up with a black-and-white Instagram image of himself and Baldwin, niece of actor Alec, in the back of a car. "People are crazy," he captioned it. "I'm super single and this is my good friend u would know otherwise."

    Courtesy Justin Bieber/InstagramCourtesy Justin Bieber/Instagram


    Hold up, what was that first photo? The image of the Biebs strangling Brown comes as a bit of a shock considering the latter's history of violence. Five years ago Brown plead guilty to

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  • MoonQuake Lake: Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis and Rihanna parody 'Twilight'

    Quvenzhané Wallis may be the star of "Annie," but today Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are stealing the show. The couple, who just welcomed their first child, pop up in the family film in a fictional trailer for a "Twilight"-style blockbuster called "MoonQuake Lake."



    In various scenes of smoky blue light, Kunis and Kutcher (along with Rihanna!) spoof the vampire franchise, spouting pablum like "Things happen for a reason," all while crying sparkly tears. This is the latest -- and, we would argue, best -- collaboration by the duo who have also appeared together in "That '70s Show," "Punk'd" and "Two and a Half Men."

    But it's not the only "Twilight" parody in circulation. We've rounded up our top five favourites:

    1. Edward and Bella
    Our favourite "Twilight" spoof comes from the Bad Lip Reading machine and has Bella and Edward talking about everything from slapping fish to eating leftover cake for dinner. "Ever seen a girl's tongue?" Bella asks at one point. "Yeah, it's wet and smells so

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  • Scarlett Johansson on her body: I wouldn't say it's particularly remarkable

    Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImagePhoto by Samir Hussein/WireImage
    She may be considered one of the sexiest woman in the world but Scarlett Johansson doesn’t necessarily see herself that way. On “Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014,” the 30-year-old new mom admitted she doesn’t think her curves are anything to write home about.

    "It’s an OK body," Johansson said. “I wouldn’t say it’s particularly remarkable, though. I don’t like my thighs, my midsection.”

    The confession comes as a surprise considering all the accolades she has received for her appearance. Last year, Esquire crowned Johansson the sexiest woman alive, making her the only woman to win it twice (the first time was in 2006).

    "You know, I gotta hustle. I’m a twenty-eight-year-old woman in the movie business, right?" she said at the time. "Pretty soon the roles you’re offered all become mothers. Then they just sort of stop. I have to hedge against that with work—theater, producing, this thing with Esquire."

    She’s done a good job of hustling. In 2010 GQ designated

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