A Week In News: Critics Choose, Morgan Improves, Harrison Bruised, Kanye Booed, Zoinks Scoob!
There was plenty of drama on the high seas of celebrity this week, but is one 'Game of Thrones' star about to ride the waves?
Critics' Choice Awards: Last night's Critics' Choice Awards saw the year's best and brightest in television honoured for outstanding performances and shows. Dark humoured crime series Fargo and prison drama Orange Is The New Black were the clear frontrunners with three awards each. Matthew Mcconaughey predictably took home the Best Actor honour for creepy crime thriller True Detective whilst Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany repeated her 2013 victory with the corresponding female award. Read our run-down of the highlights here.
Tracy Morgan Improving: Comedian Tracy Morgan's condition in hospital has been upgraded by doctors to "fair" after he was left fighting for his life in the wake of a tragic crash that killed his friend, mentor and fellow comedian Jimmy McNair on June 7. Morgan, McNair, comedian Ardie Fuqua, Morgan's assistant Jeff Millea, and one other were all involved in the early hours crash that involved a Walmart truck and an allegedly sleep-deprived driver. Read the full story and find out why Louis C.K. launched a tirade against gossip site TMZ here.
Kanye Bonnaroo: Kanye West has suffered the humiliation of being booed by a crowd of thousands at Tennessee's Bonnaroo music festival. The pompous rap star was delivering one of his famous "I'm a rock star" rants when he was met by a chorus of displeased noises from the huge crowd. Read the full story.
Harrison Injured: Harrison Ford is currently in a tender condition after he broke his leg on the set of the upcoming Star Wars movie, Episode VII. The actor was airlifted to the hospital to undergo surgery and is said to be well. However, his accident has left many wondering whether the Indiana Jones star will be able to complete his engagement on JJ Abrams' sci-fi reboot. Read about the accident here.
Momoa Aquaman: Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa has all but confirmed his involvement in Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie as the Justice League superhero Aquaman. The Big Bang Theory has done a good job of making Aquaman look naff but we think he's not only awesome but a good fit for the hench Hawaiian actor. And here's why.
'50 Shades' Frenzy: Fans of the erotic romance novels Fifty Shades of Grey were excited to be faced with a new promo shot from the upcoming movie this week. A photo of actor Jamie Dornan as lead Christian Grey was posted on the movie's official Facebook page showing the BDSM-loving billionaire driving a car and gazing intently at something. Whether his was a look of scorn or "come hither" has been hotly debated by fans but you can decide for yourself here.
"Zoinks Scoob!": This week we were hit with a highly coincidental double shot of Scooby Doo-related news. The first was the sad news that legendary radio personality and voice of Scooby's Shaggy Casey Kasem had passed away after a long illness. Find out the details. The other was that Warner Bros. have greenlit a new, live action Scooby Doo movie and are hoping to "start from scratch" to distance the new film from the critically-trashed noughties mystery machine adventures. Read more.
Lupita For Vogue: Lupita Nyong'o has fossilised her status as a darling of the fashion world by featuring in her first cover shoot for Vogue magazine. Stunning, sun-baked shots are accompanied by an inspiring interview in which the 12 Years a Slave star discusses her thoughts on fame, fashion and Star Wars. Oh, and confirms her relationship with rapper K'Naan... Read more here.
Video Of The Week - 'The Inbetweeners 2' Trailer: After saying they'd stop at just one movie, the cast of The Inbetweeners have reunited for a sequel! Check out the trailer. Prompted by the unprecedented success of the first film, the sequel will see Will, Neil, Jay and Simon headed to Australia in their unending pursuit of "clunge." Yup. Find out more plot details here.