September 21st, 2009
06:44 PM ET

Larry's lessons in 'kinky' from Tyra

Talk about a hairy situation.

During Larry King's interview with Tyra Banks, he picked up a few tips and tricks from the supermodel and television show host.  Banks, who admits she's "worn fake hair since [she] was 17 years old," recently declared September 8th "National Real Hair Day."  She told King that she "did it because I feel like I have a responsibility. There’s so many young girls that come up to me and say, 'Tyra! I want to look just like you,' and I don’t look like me, you know?"

Larry King Tyra

This is where it gets kinky.

KING: This – is this real?

BANKS: Yes. This is me. You want to feel my scalp?

KING: Yes.

BANKS: Yes? It’s a little kinky in the scalp. That’s like real black girl hair. But – go – go in there.

KING: Oh, yah. Yah.  This is kind of kinky.

BANKS: Yes. That’s – Yes. It’s kinky. Exactly.

Larry's lesson's apparently didn't end there.  He also learned the art of "smizing" from Tyra. What exactly is a "smize," you wonder? Tyra Banks explains.

BANKS: The eyes, it's all about the eyes.  The eyes are the window to the soul. If you're just dead, like this, you're not going to sell that eye makeup. But if you're like, "Buy it, buy it, buy it, buy it, buy it." But it's not something that just models – women can work this. You can get a second date by smizing. You can get a job by smizing on that job interview.

KING: Wait a minute. Can men smize?

BANKS: Oh, yes, you can smize, Larry. Will you try? No, too intense. Soften it. Soften it. Yes, yes, yes. Not with the lips. Only with the eyes. Novocaine mouth. Novocaine mouth. Dead mouth. Squint just a little bit. Not with the lips. Dead lips. Dead lips. Eyes. Nice. Work, work, work, work. Yes, you did it.

To see the art of the "smize" and more, catch Tyra Banks' appearance on Larry King Tuesday night at 9pm ET on CNN.

September 21st, 2009
02:35 PM ET

Thee place to be!

Wherever there's an awards show in Hollywood, you can rest assured that stellar parties follow!

Last night there were several parties around town but perhaps the best  post Emmy Awards shindig was the "Entertainment Tonight-People Magazine Emmy party." Kathy Lee Gifford summed up the mindset of most folks attending the party: "(People) are really looking forward to drinking.  I mean come on!"  Mary J. Blige said: "I think everyone should eat what they want and do what they want and don't worry about it until tomorrow."

Good advice that dozens of celebrities took as they walked the red carpet and hung out at the party which was held at Vibiana's in downtown Los Angeles... just blocks away from where the Emmy awards were held at the Nokia Theater. By the time the awards show ends and stars walk the red carpet they are relaxed and a lot more fun.

Take Jay Alexander who is a judge on "America's Next Top Model." He told us that most men who attend award shows wear drab clothing. He then enlightened me about the "Mangown." So, what is a "mangown?" According to Alexander, it's an outfit for a male that's not your typical tuxedo and adds a lot of pizzazz.  Rex Lee  of "Entourage" was also a bit humorous when he said he loved this year's telecast because "it only went five minutes over its allotted time." 

Leave it to the comedians to give me the best interviews at the party. Joel McHale of "Talk Soup" and the new NBC hit show "Community" couldn't stop talking about how much he loves watching CNN's Anderson Cooper. He also assured me that if I didn't do a good job interviewing him then he would let me know. It was a very funny yet awkward moment.  Kathy Griffin said while Neil Patrick Harris did a great job hosting the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards he certainly DIDN'T do a better hosting job than she did a week ago at the "Creative Arts Emmy Awards." Hmmm... lots of fun but definitely no modesty at these parties!

September 21st, 2009
10:43 AM ET

Your pop culture cheat sheet

Here's what's going on in the world of entertainment today:

  • Kristin Chenoweth's surprise Emmy win for "Pushing Daisies" last night is actually one of four awards picked up by the canceled show, says The Hollywood Reporter. Show creator Bryan Fuller told the paper, "It's a tremendous honor to see 'Daisies' win in so many categories - and in the spirit of the show, win posthumously. Now can we please make the 'Pushing Daisies' movie?"
  • Listen out for Sacha Baron Cohen on a future episode of "The Simpsons," reports (The show airs March 28, 2010 to be precise.) Executive producer Al Jean tells the magazine that Cohen will play a "pretty angry but funny” Israeli tour guide while the family is visiting the country.
  • Variety reports that ABC has picked up a one-hour comedy starring magicians Penn & Teller. The duo will play detectives by day, and (in not much of a stretch) magicians by night.
  • The Disney/Pixar hit "Up" is doing bang-up box office overseas, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It has actually been out since May, and surprisingly took the top spot outside the U.S. this past weekend. It has made over $200 million so far there.
September 21st, 2009
09:05 AM ET

The Buzz: Twilight tickets and LeBron James

Better get your ticket for "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" if you want to see it on opening night in the U.S. Tickets are being snatched up for the November 20 release. Also, what's hoops star LeBron James and singer Sara Bareilles up to these days? Catch up on the latest Hollywood news in The Buzz:

Filed under: movies • Music • Twilight
September 21st, 2009
12:07 AM ET

Emmy night: Glenn Close likes cable better

Glenn Close talked about why she thinks cable television shows are now better than broadcast network shows. She was speaking to reporters soon after winning the lead actress in a drama series for her work in the FX show "Damages."

"When I first did television in the '80s it was a totally different landscape. The place to do really serious, classy work was Hallmark Hall of Fame, and then along came HBO," she said.

"Writers on cable, more often than not, are given much more creative freedom than at networks," Close said. "That's where creative people want to go.

"The best writing, I personally think, are on some of these shows, ours included, which don't work by any formula and are largely character-based and they tell great story. And that has not been the journey of networks."

Filed under: Emmys
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