As we come to the close of another year, I've been counting down the best in entertainment from over the past 12 months. But let's not forget that we're also celebrating the end of the decade, so you know what that means — a recap of the top music, movies, and TV from 2000-2009! There have been so many creative, smart, and fun choices to keep me busy that it's hard to decide which ones deserve top honors. So beginning with films, here are my favorites, in no particular order. (If you don't agree — or if you'd like to submit your own top five, 10, or 20 — you can do so in the Buzz Best of the Decade Group)!
- Now that Babel is up for a Golden Globe, everyone suddenly wants to see it — Variety
- Giant media networks could be close to creating a YouTube rival — New York Times
- "Desperate Housewives" is mulling a special male-centric episode narrated by Bree's dead husband — TV Guide
- Happyness helps Sony Pictures break the annual domestic box-office record — Zap2It
- Avril Lavigne will release a new album, The Best Damn Thing, in April — Billboard
- TV execs explain the continuing decline of ABC's "The Nine" — Los Angeles Times
- Pitchfork names the 100 best tracks of 2006 — Pitchfork Media
- Sony plans a movie downloading service to complement its PSP — Variety
- Now in high-def: "The Yule Log" show — Variety
Will Smith was out in Westwood last night to premiere his latest movie The Pursuit of Happyness. He looked dapper as always on the red carpet at the Mann Village Theater. We just can't get over how adorable his son and co-star in the movie Jaden is. Will recently sat down with EW to talk about his new movie and his friendship with Tom... turns out he's a little jealous of Tom's fame. Here's more:
...The conversation has turned to his friendship and rivalry with Tom Cruise, and the actor, ordinarily a perpetual-motion machine, starts answering questions slowly, feeling his way as he tends to do when addressing delicate matters like race, religion, or, apparently, close friends who suffer grand public image crises.
''We never talk about competition,'' says Smith, 38, who's in town visiting with his wife's family for Thanksgiving. ''But we mark ourselves off of each other. Movie stars are becoming extinct, and Tom and I are helping one another.'' It's jarring to hear Smith refer to himself as a movie star. For the past hour or so, he's been effortlessly affable and grounded. With a drab olive sweatshirt drowning his surprisingly lanky frame and his short-cropped hair uniformly flecked with silver, he's more like a gabby favorite cousin than one of the planet's biggest box office draws.
''His wedding was world news,'' he continues, and seems poised to launch into the inevitable defense of Cruise's privacy. ''I love that, but I'm jealous.''
Wait a minute. Jealous?
''I am sooooo jealous of him right now!'' Suddenly, Smith is roaring like a kid who just lost at Mario Kart. ''World news! Iraq and Tom. I'm like, Dude, you're beating on me right now!''
The Pursuit of Happyness will be in theaters December 15th and we can't wait to check it out! Of course since Will is BFF with the Cruises, they were at the premiere as well, along with J Lo and Marc. Pictures of Tom, Katie, J Lo and Marc coming soon. In the meantime, more of Will, his kids Willow, Jaden and Trey, plus Jada Pinkett Smith, Angie Harmon, Cuba Gooding Jr., Thandie Newton, Terrence Howard, Virgina Madsen, Catherine Bell, Ol Parker, Chris Gardner and Ludacris so read more