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November 13, 2012 Celebrity Sighting: Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell

Happy to see Will Ferrell this morning! The mustached version, that is. I recently saw him during the premiere of The Campaign with Zach Galifianakis. He kinda disappeared from my view really quickly on that one but this time I got to see him a lot longer. He is just one of Extra‘s guests for today. Other guests are:

Dancing with The Stars duo Cheryl Burke and Emmitt Smitt;

Star of Arrow, Katie Cassidy;

Actor and also a DWTS alum, J.R. Martinez;

and Singer Kylie Minogue.

Some more pics of mustached Will:

Will Ferrell interview

Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell

I just love the ‘stache. Can’t wait for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues!

And before I leave, here’s a short video of a TMZ guy asking Will Ferrell some questions… and then running out of questions.

 


Extra Presents: The Voice

Extra The Voice

The Extra taping last night was extra special! The judges and hosts of the TV show The Voice all showed up and boy was the place jam packed!

Do you want to see the photos?! Let me here ya!!!

Applause

Here’s Mario Lopez to welcome everyone to the show

Mario Lopez

And co-host Renee Bargh went on to the stage to join him

Renee Bargh

It’s  a bit of a wait before the guests arrived so Chunky (that guy above holding the “applause” sign) entertained the crowd in the meantime. It was a lot of fun hearing his non-sense jokes! Lots of freebies were given to the crowd as well, like T-shirts and cardboard cutouts of the judges’ heads. Guess who’s head was the most in demand?! *I’m at a payphone trying to call home, all of my change I spent on you…* yep… Adam Levine! Even guys were asking for it. I was one of them haha. Moving on…

Hosts Carson Daly and Christina Milian were the first to hit the stage…

Carson Daly & Cristina Milian

Christina Milian

Then the judges…

Here’s singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actor, Cee Lo Green!!!

Cee Lo Green

One of the best-selling music artists of all time, Christina Aguilera!!!

Christina Aguilera

Winner of this year’s CMA Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and Song of the Year for “Over You”,  Blake Shelton!!!

Blake Shelton & Christina Aguilera

And last but not the least… my favorite, but before anything, let me tell you the cons of watching a live TV show taping. Compared to a concert or any stage performances where you see the performers in full view, a TV show taping will give you a harder time seeing the people on stage since most of the camera men and their equipment will be blocking your sight. Remember, it’s TV-first, live audience-second. Unless you get a really good spot then you will have no problem but for most of the audience, having the crew’s backs blocking your photos is pretty common.

Okay back to my judges’ introduction. This guy doesn’t really need one. Arguably the sexiest male vocalist of this era, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine!!!

Adam Levine

And he’s on a hole haha. You’re asking what the hell is up with that picture?! Well, that’s the cameraman’s back, the tripod and some other crew member’s body blocking my shot! I just photoshopped it a bit to make it look somewhat artistic. It does pass as “artistic”, right?! I uploaded the hi-res photo, just click on it and save on your computer. Make it your Adam Levine-On-A-Hole desktop wallpaper haha.

Some lucky audience members were brought to the stage to ask them questions. There were some singing as well where the judges had to choose from four contestants which one they liked the most.

Extra Audience

Now here’s all of them with Mario Lopez. Photo was taken from the big screen…

The Voice on Extra

You can tell they were all having a good time, especially Adam who wasn’t able to control himself from laughing!

By the way, R&B Singer Usher and Latin Pop Goddess Shakira will be temporarily replacing Cee Lo and Christina Aguilera for Season 4 of The Voice, which is scheduled to air in the spring of 2012. They will then return for Season 5.

That’s all folks!


Victoria Justice @ The Grove 10/26/2012

Victoria Justice & Mario Lopez

Victoria Justice guests on Extra  to promote her new movie,  Fun Size showing October 26, 2012…. that is today!!! Let’s go to see it! Meanwhile, here are some photos from this morning:

The Cast of Fun Size with Mario Lopez…

Osric Chau, Jane Levy, Thomas Mann, Victoria Justice, Mario Lopez

Osric Chau, Jane Levy, Thomas Mann, Victoria Justice, Mario Lopez

Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann

Jane LevyJane Levy

Jane Levy

Osric ChauOsric Chau

Thomas Mann, Victoria Justice, Mario Lopez

Thomas Mann and Victoria Justice with Mario Lopez

Victoria Justice & Mario Lopez

Victoria Justice & Mario Lopez

Victoria Justice & Mario Lopez

Extra videos as well, shot after the interview. You can see Victoria’s mom, Serene Justice, on 0:07.

 

 

Victoria is a real darling on TV and in person! Please don’t forget to watch Fun Size!  And also, please don’t forget to watch Extra, Mondays to Fridays on NBC.


The Expendables 2 Red Carpet Premiere

The Expendables 2 Movie Poster

Sylvester Stallone!!! *KABOOM*

Arnold Scwarzenegger!!! *KABOOM*

Jason Statham!!! *KABOOM*

Chuck Norris!!! ***KAAABOOOOOOOOOMMMMMM***

It’s The Expendables 2 Red Carpet Premiere! The toughest men in Hollywood are gonna be here! We’re all pumped up!!!

The premiere has been delayed a couple of days due to the passing of Stallone’s son, Sage. Rest in Peace, brother.

And now we’re here, ready to witness the macho men of the big screen all in one event, live and in person. I grew up watching some of these men on Betamax, then on VHS, then on VCD, then on DVD, now we have Blu-Ray, and they’re still kings. The symbols of male machismo. The gods of Hollywood action films. Today, we see these gods walk right in front ouf our very eyes.

The crowd is piling up. More and more people arrive by the minute. Hollywood Blvd is gonna be packed in a little while. The street is closed to the traffic, maybe just coz Chuck Norris wants it to be. Hmm wait… that girl looks familiar… isn’t that… Catwoman?! Wow even superheroes can’t wait to see them!

Catwoman Hollywood

I see the billboard up on the wall and wow! It’s actually the first time I see this version. I only keep seeing the other one but this… THIS is definitely way cooler. The Last Supper theme, very clever.

The Expendables 2 Billboard

Get your posters and sharpies ready folks! They’ll be here in a minute…

The Expendables 2 Autograph

The big badass black cars are starting to arrive…

Hollywood  Celebrity Car

Hollywood  Celebrity Car

Hollywood  Celebrity Car 3

Okay I dunno any of them (you probably do!). But that’s usually the case, the unknowns arrive first, then the little known, then the minor cast, then the stars of the film. It’s kind of like a rising tension that builds to the climactic moment.

First familiar face of the day, Extra’s Mario Lopez! He’ll be doing some interviews for his show today…

Mario Lopez

And there’s Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte and Conor Dwyer! This is so unexpected! There are not only action heroes here, but Olympic heroes as well! Congratulations for the achievements you’ve made this past summer guys!

Ryan Lochte & Conor Dwyer

Conor Dwyer & Ryan Lochte

Another Olympian! It’s suddenly raining gold medals! Her name’s Jessica Steffens, from the US Women’s Water Polo Team. Congratulations, Jessica! Wear it proud!

Jessica Steffens

The place is now roaring! Somebody big has arrived! BIG, both literally and figuratively… it’s Terry Crews! Man! The guy’s full of energy! He blasts to the scene screaming, waving his arms up telling everyone to get wild. And so we do!!!

Terry Crews

Terry Crews sure is one of the coolest guys in Hollywood.

Terry Crews

And then there’s Charisma Carpenter, she plays the girlfriend of Jason Statham’s character on the film.

Charisma Carpenter

Next comes IVAN DRAGO!!! Mr. Dolph Lundgren! Okay he’s played a lot of other characters throughout the years but he’ll always be Drago to me. That training montage scene on Rocky 4?! EPIC. By the way, he’s from Sweden. Jag älskar Sverige!

Dolph Lundgren's Arrival
Dolph Lundgren

Dolph Lundgren

The Stallone Family is now here, supporting Sly. Jean-Claude Van Damme has also arrived. The guys meet and give each other a big warm hug. Of course in the film, Van Damme is the main antagonist so don’t expect any hugging there.

Sylvester Stallone & Jean-Claude Van Damme

Van Damme is now walking towards us. Hope he doesn’t give anyone a flying kick!

Jean Claude Van Damme

Hey Jean-Claude! I love Bloodsport!!!

Jean Claude Van Damme

Everything seems to be going fine at this point, and then it happens. The earth shakes, a loud deafening sound is heard, people scatter on all directions running for their lives. HOLY SMOKES!!! It’s CHUCK NORRIS! It’s CHUCK NORRIS!!! IT”S CHUCK NORRIISSSS!!!!

Chuck Norris

Nah. None of that happens. He arrives peacefully and proceeds to sign autographs.

Chuck Norris Signing Autographs

Okay while he is signing, some Chuck Norris facts. Yay!

  • Chuck Norris charges money for autographs because they double as “No Tresspassing” signs.
  • Chuck Norris is so powerful he can jumpstart a car by attaching the cables to his chest hair.
  • Only one person cried when Chuck Norris was born and it was the doctor. No one slaps Chuck Norris.

Okay enough. There’s a whole website dedicated to that, check it out! http://www.chucknorrisfacts.com/ FYI, it’s all 100% real haha.

Chuck’s done signing and look there’s an SUV heading the opposite way, I suddenly hear screams “ARNOLD!!!” I saw his hands waving from the window, but that was it. I didn’t get a photo! Well, I got a photo of the vehicle at least.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's SUV

I’m gonna wait for him to walk by to our spot so I can see him better, but I’ll learn later on that he won’t be heading our way.

I got a picture from afar, a badly blurred one. Ugh.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Bummer. But that’s alright, just keep making action movies sir, and I’ll see you in another premiere!

There’s a buzz that Bruce Willis will not be coming, which will prove to be right. They say he’s abroad or something. That’s okay, he has a movie coming soon and I hope to see him there. It’s called Looper, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

***CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER OF “LOOPER”***

Now here’s the main man, Sylvester Stallone! Cool, he’s wearing his “lucky ring” from the movie!

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

The whole family walks by with him while he’s signing, with some people asking for pictures with the members of the family too, especially Frank Stallone who also is an actor.

Stallone Family

Stallone Family

Stallone Family

Beautiful Stallone Family!

Jason Statham time is now! The guy’s smiling the whole time and signing autographs for a lot of people! He’s definitely in a good mood!

Jason Statham

Hey Jason, WAAZZZAAAPPP??!!!

Jason Statham

Liam Hemsworth and Jet Li happen to be absent for this day, sorry Hemsworth and Li fans.

Okay last but not the least. I’m a big UFC fan so I gotta introduce him the UFC way, the Bruce Buffer way! Ahem…

Fighting out of the red corner, this man is a mixed martial artist with a record of 19 wins and 11 losses. Standing 6 foot 1, weighing in at 205 lbs, from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Ladies and gentlemen, presenting, the former two time Light Heavyweight Champion, the former three time Heavyweight Champion, the UFC Hall of Famer, Randy “The Natural” Couture!!!

Randy Couture

And there ya go. I hope you enjoyed this red carpet moment with me. Please don’t forget to watch The Expendables 2!

I’ll see you again soon at the red carpet!

Expendables Media Interview