When Jared Leto got into character for his Golden Globe-winning role in Dallas Buyers Club, he really got into character. While collecting his trophy for best supporting actor, the rocker-turned-actor admitted he waxed off all his body hair to play a transgendered AIDS patient named Rayon. "It was a very transformative role," said Leto in his acceptance speech. "I had to do a lot of things to prepare. One of the things I did was wax my entire body, including my eyebrows." Both Leto and his Dallas co-star Matthew McConaughey, who also won a Golden Globe on Sunday night, dropped 40 pounds apiece to prepare for the film.
Source: The Daily Mail
How much damage could Justin Bieber have possibly caused when he allegedly threw eggs at a neighbour's house? About $20,000 (U.S.), according to the neighbour. According to reports, the neighbour who accused the pop star of egging his house in the gated community of Calabasas, Calif., last Thursday night claims the entire front of his property now needs to be replastered and estimates the job will run $15,000, along with $5000 more to re-stain the doors. If the L.A. County District Attorney's office decides to pursue vandalism charges against Bieber, the case could be filed as a felony since the damages exceed $400.
The White House has no intention of removing Jimmy Kimmel from late-night television. Anti-Kimmel types recently filed a petition with more than 100,000 signatures to the White House in response to a segment that ran on Jimmy Kimmel Live! In October, Kimmel aired a sketch called "Kids Table" in which the host asked young kids how they would solve the problem of America's debt to China. One child suggested, "Kill everyone in China," which caused an uproar in China and prompted one group to start the petition requesting the U.S. government shut down the show. The official response points out that everyone involved in the sketch has since apologized, and that the White House is not in the television business. "The Federal government cannot force ABC to remove this show," the statement said.
Besides waking you up, that morning cup of coffee could also improve your memory. A new study has raised the possibility that many people could be using coffee as a memory-booster in the near future. The study by John Hopkins University researchers tested the memories of 160 people who did not routinely drink coffee or consume caffeinated products. Over a 24-hour period, the subjects had their caffeine levels tested and were shown a series of images, after which they took a 200-milligram caffeine tablet equivalent to a large cup of java. When tested on their ability to recognize the same images the next day, the majority of participants who took the caffeine pills fared far better on the memory tests.
Singer Christine McVie has returned to the fold of Fleetwood Mac. The 70-year-old vocalist and keyboard player unofficially left the pop group in 1998 citing her weariness with touring. Following her 16-year absence, drummer Mick Fleetwood let the return rumour slip during a performance at Uncle Willie K's BBQ Blues Fest in Hawaii over the weekend. "This is the worst kept secret there is, but Christine McVie will be rejoining Fleetwood Mac," Fleetwood allegedly told the crowd. Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks recently told Rolling Stone that if McVie wanted to return, it would be to open arms. "She started the damn band," Nicks said.
Source: Rolling Stone
THE DRAKE TOUCH
The free shirts handed out on "Drake Night" at a Toronto Raptors game last weekend are already fetching upwards of $200 on eBay. The black long-sleeved T-shirt, which boasts a golden Raptors logo on the front and owl on the back, were distributed to the crowd attending the sold-out Raptors and Brooklyn Nets game at Air Canada Centre on Saturday night. By Monday morning, the (presumably unword) were commanding a resell price between $100 and $200 on the online auction sites eBay and Kijiji.
Source: Toronto Star