GQ’s 2010 Man Of The Year Awards Honor Men — And Women. GQ held its 2010 Man of the Year awards at the Royal Opera House in London Tuesday night. The categories spanned from fashion to music to politics.
Giorgio Armani won GQ’s Best Designer prize, and “Kick Ass” and “Nowhere Boy” star Aaron Johnson won the Smirnoff Ice Black Most Stylish accolade, dedicating it to his newly-born daughter and wife Sam Taylor-Wood.
Robert Dizzee Rascal was named Best Solo Artist.
The other men (and woman) of the year were as follows:
Woman of the Year: Gemma Arterton
International Man of the Year: Jon Hamm
Outstanding Achievement: Ray Davies
Newspaper Editor of the Year: Simon Kelner
Band of the Year: Gorillaz
Smirnoff Black Most Stylish Man of the Year: Aaron Johnson
Politician of the Year: David Cameron
TV Personality of the Year: Matt Smith
Alfred Dunhill Cultural Icon: Anish Kapoor
Breakthrough Talent of the Year: Ed Westwick
Entrepreneur of the Year: Nick Jones
Comedian of the Year: James Corden
Editor’s Special: Jason Statham
Chef of the Year: Heston Blumenthal
Sportsman of the Year: Ryan Giggs
Writer of the Year: Martin Amis
“Iron Man 2″ And “Gossip Girl” Lead Teen Choice Nods. “Iron Man 2″ and “Gossip Girl” have dominated the Teen Choice Awards nominations list with six nods each. Unsurprisingly, “New Moon” also garnered multiple nods, but behind the two with only five nominations. ”Iron Man 2″ star Robert Downey Jr. has nabbed a nod for Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi, while co-stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson took a nod each for Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi. The movie has been nominated for Choice Movie: Sci-Fi alongside “2012,” “District 9,” “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” and “Avatar.” “Gossip Girl,” meanwhile, has dominated the TV category, with stars Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, and Ed Westwick all getting a nod each. “New Moon” pulled off five nominations in the movie line. “Glee” also took five in the TV category. Comedians Aziz Ansari, Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Fallon, Chelsea Handler, and George Lopez are all vying for Choice Comedian. The Teen Choice 2010 Awards will be hosted by Katy Perry on August 9. Fans ages 13 to 19 can vote everyday for their choice starting June 14.
“Gossip Girl” star Chace Crawford, was nabbed in the early morning hours of Friday outside Dallas, Texas because of marijuana. Reportedly, Crawford was arrested just before 1 a.m. CDT with under two ounces of marijuana. No additional details were said, and a police spokesman said he does not know yet exactly how much marijuana Crawford had. The rep said Crawford posted bail and was released. If ever convicted, he will face a maximum of up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.
Another “Gossip Girl” Co-Stars Split: Leighton Meester And Sebastian Stan Break Up. After the breakup reports of “Gossip Girl” stars Ed Westwick and Jessica Szohr surfaced, other co-stars are said to follow their lead. Leighton Meester and occasional co-star Sebastian Stan have reportedly called it quits. According to a friend of the 24-year-old actress singer, who plays the privileged and scheming Blair Waldorf on The CW series, she broke up with the 26-year-old actor because “she doesn’t know how to be in a relationship and doesn’t really like them.” The insider adds to OK! magazine that Stan, who appears in the series as Carter Baizen occasionally, is “heartbroken” by her decision. The report follows the news that Westwick broke up with Szohr after he learned she has flirted with one of his friends. It seems that dating co-stars is the norm in “Gossip Girl.” Series regulars Blake Lively and Penn Badgley are also a couple.
Lady Gaga is a true New Yorker, so it’s only fitting she join the cast of the hottest NYC-based show on television. Gaga is reportedly joining the cast of Gossip Girl this season! According to the New York Daily News, Gaga is filming her guest starring role on the CW show today on the Lower East Side. She’ll be playing herself of course, and performing on the episode as well! This announcement comes fresh off the news that GG will be featuring a threesome in an upcoming episode. So we have to wonder, will Lady Gaga be one of the participants? We highly doubt it! And having her sing on an upcoming episode is more than enough! We’re still reeling from her amazing Saturday Night Live performance last weekend. No word on when Gaga’s episode is, so keep on top of your DVR!
The Story: The privileged prep school teens on Manhattan’s Upper East Side first learn that Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively, “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”) is back in town the way they learn all the important news in their lives — from the blog of the all-knowing albeit ultra-secretive Gossip Girl. No one knows Gossip Girl’s identity, but everyone in this exclusive and complicated vicious circle relies on her website and text messages for the latest scoop. Even Serena’s closest friend, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester, “Entourage”), is surprised to find that Serena has suddenly ended her self-imposed exile to boarding school and returned to Manhattan.
Once the Upper East Side’s most notorious party girl, Serena’s reasons for returning are mysterious, although they may have something to do with her younger brother Eric (Connor Paolo, “Alexander”). Whatever the reasons, the change in Serena is obvious, especially to Blair, whose friendship with Serena has always been competitive and difficult. When Serena was out of the picture, Blair enjoyed her time in the spotlight and she has no intention of going back to living in Serena’s shadow. Their uneasy relationship is further complicated by Blair’s boyfriend Nate (Chace Crawford, “The Covenant”), a young man uneasy with all the privileges that have been handed to him by his high-powered father Howie “The Captain” Archibald (Sam Robards, “The West Wing”). Now that Serena is back, Blair will have to fight to hold onto Nate’s attention. It also remains to be seen whether Blair’s loyal lieutenants — Katy (newcomer Nan Zhang) and Isabel (newcomer Nicole Fiscella) — will remain by her side or break ranks to follow Serena.
The tension between Blair and Serena isn’t lost on anyone in this crowd, since they all live for gossip and scandal — along with fashion, shopping and partying in Manhattan’s trendiest hot spots. This is a world you have to be born into, full of wealth, power, and people like Chuck (Ed Westwick, “Children of Men”). A friend of Nate’s since childhood, Chuck leads a reckless life, and constantly pushes Nate to explore his dark side.
The proverbial fish-out-of-water at the prep school are Dan (Penn Badgley, “John Tucker Must Die,” “The Bedford Diaries”) and his sister Jenny (Taylor Momsen, “Paranoid Park,” “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”), middle-class kids whose background keeps them on the fringes of this exclusive clique. Dan and Jenny are attending the school at the insistence of their father Rufus (Matthew Settle, “Into The West”), a former rocker turned art gallery owner, determined to give his kids a first-class education. Rufus has a history with Serena’s mother Lily (Kelly Rutherford, “Melrose Place”), a socialite who hides her past as a dancer and rock groupie. When a chance encounter brings Dan to Serena’s attention, he suddenly finds himself dating the girl of his dreams. The more Dan discovers about the real Serena, the more he’s challenged to make sense of her world. Dan’s sister Jenny is the youngest of the group and wants desperately to be accepted. The price she’ll have to pay for popularity will take a toll, but at the moment, Jenny is just thrilled to have entry into this glamorous world.
Dan and Serena’s relationship is further complicated by the arrival of Dan’s friend Vanessa, a Brooklyn rebel and loner who doesn’t approve of Serena’s world of money, fashion shows and fund raisers. Vanessa’s attempts to pull him back to his roots will cause friction between Dan and Serena.
Keeping track of the shifting friendships, jealousies and turmoil in this wealthy and complex world isn’t easy, but it’s what Gossip Girl does best.
• Stefani Germanotta as Lady GaGa
•Blake Lively as Serena van der Woodsen
•Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf
•Penn Badgley as Dan Humphrey
•Chace Crawford as Nate Archibald
•Taylor Momsen as Jenny Humphrey
•Ed Westwick as Chuck Bass
•Kelly Rutherford as Lily van der Woodsen
•Matthew Settle as Rufus Humphrey
•Kristen Bell as Gossip Girl