* Nine Nobel Laureates, including Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, have called on NBC to scrap the new TV show, Stars Earn Stripes, because it glorifies war and combat training, pitting so-called celebs against each other.
* After his split with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson is heading into the public eye to promote his new movie, Cosmopolis, this week. He ate ice-cream with Jon Stewart on Monday night, and rang the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday.
Dr Seuss, aka Theodore Geisel, is an author loved by children and adults alike. My favourite story-book from him is Oh, The Places You’ll Go. Until that gets made into a movie, I found myself really enjoying The Lorax – and its main message.
I spoke to the cast, and when Danny DeVito wasn’t talking about Die Antwoord, got some great insights from them on going green and being environmentally friendly. What I like about the story is that Dr Seuss came up with it while he was in Tanzania, and was overcome by the beauty of the Serengeti. He wrote 90% of the story, there and then, and it’s just as relevant now as it was 40-years ago.
Take a listen to Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Danny DeVito, Ed Helms and director Chris Renaud.
The Lorax opens on the SA cinema circuit today, and is still playing in the US.
Taylor Swift swooped in to pick up the evening’s top honour – Artist of the Year – in the fan-voted awards ceremony. She also won Favourite Country Album and Country Artist. Adele and Nicki Minaj were other big winners on the night.
Here are the rest of trophy-collectors:
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Hot Chelle Rae
POP OR ROCK
Male Artist – Bruno Mars
Female Artist – Adele
Band, Duo or Group – Maroon 5
Album – Adele, 21
Male Artist – Blake Shelton
Female Artist – Taylor Swift
Band, Duo or Group – Lady Antebellum
Album – Taylor Swift, Speak Now
SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES
Male Artist – Usher
Female Artist – Beyonce
Album – Rihanna, Loud
Artist – Nicki Minaj
Album – Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday
Artist – Foo Fighters
Artist – Adele
Artist – Jennifer Lopez
The Hoff appeared during Party Rockers from LMFAO. With glow-sticks. So not cool that it might just be really cool in the whole circle of irony. Go figure.