Out Friday, For a Good Time, Call . . . is a sweet and raunchy comedy about two roommates who run a phone sex line. We recently interviewed the stars Lauren Miller and Ari Graynor, and now we're sharing our chat with director Jamie Travis and cowriter Katie Anne Naylon, who wrote the screenplay with her former roommate Lauren. The film's story may sound too crazy to be true, but it's actually based on Katie's real-life experience running a phone sex line from her dorm room in college! Katie dished on why she had to Google things like S&M, the effect her surprising sexual history had on running a phone sex business, and a disturbing roommate story involving a condom. Known for his short films, this is Jamie's first time directing a full-length feature film, and he talked to us about why his love of women drew him to the story. Watch our interview now, and be sure to check out For a Good Time, Call . . . when it hits select theaters Aug. 31!
Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas is an empowering role model, and she continues to inspire with her honesty and positive spirit in a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey. The 16-year-old made history this Summer when she became the first African-American woman to win the all-around gymnastics gold medal at the Olympics, but she tells Oprah it wasn't an easy road, as she was bullied at a gym where she trained in Virginia. Gabby said, "I was just, you know, kind of getting racist jokes, kind of being isolated from the group. So it was definitely hard. I would come home at night and just cry my eyes out." She added that her teammates even called her a "slave."
The head of the gym and her fellow gymnasts deny the accusations, with the CEO saying, "Gabby's remarks were hurtful and without merit. . . . We are good people. We never were knowingly involved in any type of bullying or racist treatment."
No one really knows for certain what took place at the gym except those who were there when the alleged remarks were made. What we do know is that speaking out about bullying and racism for a teenager — famous or not — isn't easy. And this isn't the only time Gabby has confronted detractors. She responded to hurtful comments about her hair with confidence, saying, "I just made history and people are focused on my hair? It can be bald or short, it doesn't matter." Hopefully, Gabby's ability to stand up for herself with poise will help young people in the same situation overcome bullying.
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On the Today show this morning Ryan Lochte gave us the inside scoop on racing Prince Harry in Vegas and what he thinks about Harry's now infamous naked pictures, which were taken mere hours after their swim match. Ryan explained how they hadn't met before Harry challenged him to race, saying, "He's part of the royal family and everything, but he's really a nice guy. He's really talkative. He just wanted to meet me and honestly wanted to race me. I thought that was the coolest thing." He added that racing Harry got the competitive blood pumping again, and he can't wait to start training for the Rio Olympics. That boy just can't stay out of the water! Watch the video now to find out what Ryan had to say about Prince Harry showing off the crown jewels!
Sadly, comedienne Phyllis Diller, who paved the way for funny ladies everywhere, has passed away at 95. Born Phyllis Driver, she was known for her cackling laugh, self-deprecating jokes about her figure and housewife skills, and eccentric attire. She also consistently joked about her husband, "Fang," in her stand-up acts, who wasn't real or even based on any of her real-life husbands. Phyllis began her comedy career in small clubs in the '50s until she was discovered by Bob Hope in the '60s. She went on to appear on TV, star in movies, perform on Broadway, write an autobiography, and more. In honor of the late, great Phyllis Diller, we look back at some of our favorite funny TV and stand-up moments from the queen of comedy.
On Live! With Kelly this morning, Shia LaBeouf opened up to Kelly Ripa and Nick Lachey about directing and starring in music videos, and how he recently went completely nude in a Sigur Rós music video. Shia explained that he's not trying to be a porn actor, even though the former Disney star may be having "unsimulated sex," aka actual onscreen sex, in his upcoming film Nymphomaniac, and that the music video warranted the nudity. Watch Shia explain why he went totally nude in the artsy (and trippy) video, and dish on what it was like baring it all in the cold Icelandic climate.
Fans of Ryan Lochte were treated to shots of the hot swimmer working out last night on The Tonight Show, as the Olympic swimmer talked training with Jay Leno. The Lochtenator was pretty articulate, as he talked about workouts that involve lifting tires and throwing kegs, but he was interrupted a few times by fellow guest Kristen Bell. "It's a really hillbilly workout. I like it," Kristen offered. It wasn't all athlete talk, though. Jay brought up the Olympic heartthrob's single status. "Somebody in the Olympics was a virgin. Was that you?" Jay asked. With a cute smile, Ryan made it clear that, in fact, he is not a virgin. Ryan does have one special friend in his life: his dog Carter. He told Jay, "We sit on the couch all the time and watch action-packed movies." Check out Ryan's interview now.
Last night, Bachelorette star Rebel Wilson entertained Jimmy Kimmel with her childhood stories about rapping to Kriss Kross with her sister and how her family's dog-show business is exactly like the faux documentary Best in Show. Rebel even gave us a taste of her rap skills (which we hope to see more of in her other upcoming film, Pitch Perfect) and demonstrated how she used to "make eyes" at the dog-show judges when she was a professional junior dog handler. Watch the clip now to find out more about the hilarious Aussie's kooky family.
The London Olympics just wrapped up last night, but gold-medal gymnast Gabby Douglas is already well into her victory tour back home. The well-spoken athlete, who became the first African American woman to win the all-around gymnastic gold, stopped by the Tonight show today to chat with Jay Leno and fellow guest Michelle Obama. Wearing her signature smile, a leather jacket, and a gold skirt, Gabby admitted that she's "splurging on a McDonald's Egg McMuffin" now that her hard work is behind her. The fitness-minded first lady then quipped, "I'm sure it was on a whole wheat McMuffin." Watch the clip now!
Since Diet Coke was introduced in 1982 — exactly 30 years ago today, Aug. 9 — we've seen all kinds of commercials for the light soda targeting women's waistlines and libidos. These ads have featured celebrities like Whitney Houston and Paula Abdul singing catchy jingles, lots of sweet '80s and '90s fashion, and story lines that range from funny to sexy to weird. See how Diet Coke commercials for and featuring women have evolved over the past 30 years!
Even when he's not trying to be funny, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte cracks us up. Like when he admitted that he pees in the Olympic pool during warmups. In this new video from Funny or Die, Ryan pokes fun at himself. He says, "The pool is the biggest and most expensive toilet, and it's all mine." Ryan goes on to assure kids that it's OK to pee in pools and to share his plans for a new book, titled Fifty Shades of Yellow. Watch Ryan show off his sense of humor and tell us, are you still crushing on Ryan?