@NinaAgdal/Twitter(LOS ANGELES) -- The supermodel who accompanied Jake Davidson to his prom may not have been Kate Upton, but the Los Angeles high school senior didn’t seem to mind one bit.
Davidson, who was turned down by Upton after his YouTube “prom-posal” went viral, managed to land a first-class backup date when Nina Agdal, the model Sports Illustrated named Rookie of the Year, agreed to attend his prom with him.
If their Instagram pictures and tweets are any indication, the 21-year-old Danish model and Davidson had a smashing time together Thursday night at the prom.
Agdal wore a floor-length green halter gown with her hair swept into a pony tail, while Davidson looked dapper in a tuxedo, as they posed together for photographs outside of his home.
Davidson had asked Upton to be his date in a March 16 video that went viral, garnering more than 2.5 million views. In the clip, Davidson is seen lounging on a reclining patio chair, lathering up before a shave, practicing push-ups and shampooing in the shower.
“You’re on the cover of Sports Illustrated. I read Sports Illustrated. … Kate, great moments are born from great opportunity. And that’s what you have here today. A chance to make a nice guy’s senior year the best ever,” he says in the video.
The high school senior’s plea, showing no small amount of chutzpah when he coyly asked if he could call Upton Katie, made it to the 20-year-old cover model, who soon tweeted back to Davidson.
“You can call me Katie if you want! How could I turn down that video! I’ll check my schedule (wink),” she wrote.
Alas, when Upton finally did check her schedule, the “maybe” turned into a definitive “no,” but after Thursday night’s prom, it’s safe to say Davidson still had the best night ever.
“Had such a great prom night. Thank you @jakedavidson23 for being an awesome date! ” Agdal tweeted when the night was over.
“You are the best! thanks so much for everything,” Davidson replied, but the supermodel had the final word.
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- May the 25 is worldwide Geek Pride Day!
In honor of the occasion, global IT staffing and recruiting service Modis has conducted a survey in geek pride, finding that it’s no longer necessary for Americans today to “sneak their geek.”
Modis reports that 68 percent of all respondents said they would date a geek, possibly because 67 percent of Americans associate geeks with being loyal.
Ninety percent of all respondents said that if they were trying to impress someone, they would take pride in their geeky books and comic books, even if they don’t consider themselves to be a through-and-through geek. Sixty-five percent also said they would be proud to show off their geek toys and pajamas.
Apparently, geeks are better at getting jobs too. Seventy percent of respondents who self-identified as a geek are employed, compared to only 54 percent of non-geeks, according to Modis.
So maybe there is a lot to celebrate, but why the 25th of May?
According to Nerdc, the date was likely chosen as an homage to the May 25, 1977, release of Star Wars, though the date is known to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy fans as yearly “Towel Day.”
Boston radio host Tim McEachern is credited for sparking the first known celebration of a geek pride day in the year 2000 as a local celebration of computer geek activities. The trend eventually spread online and throughout the world.
Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Actor Tim Curry is recovering at his Hollywood Hills home after suffering a major stroke.
The British actor, beloved by millions of Rocky Horror Picture Show fans for his role as transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furtur, has been recovering since having the stroke last July, his agent Marcia Hurwitz tells ABC News.
"He has been going to physical therapy doing very well and still has his great sense of humor," Hurwitz said in an emailed statement Friday. "He thanks everyone for sending good wishes."
Curry, 67, has appeared in numerous other films including Annie and Clue, as well as Broadway shows, perhaps most notably while playing King Arthur in the 2005 production of Spamalot.
ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- While having Kelly Clarkson sitting on the judges' panel of American Idol sounds like a pretty awesome idea, it's not happening. That's according to a rep for the singer, who tells The Hollywood Reporter that despite claims by both E! and New York magazine, Kelly has not inked a deal to be a judge on season 13 of the Fox show.
E! had said that a three-judge panel made up of Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson and one other Idol alum -- possibly Adam Lambert -- was "95 percent there."
However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Adam's reps haven't been contacted about a slot on the panel. Furthermore, an insider tells the publication that the producers' first choice is actually to bring Jennifer Lopez back. In addition, the insider claims they're eyeing Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am, but a source says it's "doubtful" the rapper could fit it into his schedule.
Looks like it's going to be a long summer of non-stop Idol rumors...buckle up.
Jason Kempin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- For the second year in a row, readers of Entertainment Weekly's website EW.com have voted to determine who the best Saturday Night Live host was this past season. The winner, perhaps to no one's surprise, is Justin Timberlake.
Voting went on throughout the season until finally it came down to six names: Seth MacFarlane, Martin Short, Justin Timberlake, Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Wiig and Ben Affleck. Justin won handily, capturing just over 48 percent of the vote. The runner-up was Melissa McCarthy, with just under 22 percent of the vote.
Justin's episode, which aired in March, marked his fifth time as host, and as such, he was inducted into the exclusive Five-Timers Club, with help from guest stars like Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. Over 90 minutes, Justin appeared as Elton John, reprised his classic "D**k in a Box" character with Andy Samberg, gave us another installment of the ongoing sidewalk hawker "Bring it on down to..." sketch and much more. And if that wasn't enough to prove his talent, Justin was also the musical guest that night.
It's notable that three other chart-topping musicians who hosted this year did not make the final five: Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber and Adam Levine.
ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Amanda Bynes was arraigned and released in New York City Friday morning, just hours after being arrested for tampering with physical evidence, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of marijuana.
Bynes was just arraigned and released on her own recognizance, despite prosecutors requesting $1,000 bail.
Despite appearing in her arrest photos wearing a long blonde wig, the former child star is shown in her mugshot sporting a very short hairdo.
Bynes, 27, was arrested on Thursday evening. According to NYPD spokesman Det. Brian Sessa, police responded to a 911 call about a woman smoking marijuana in her apartment building lobby, and when they arrived, they were led to Bynes’s residence.
“There was a heavy smell of marijuana,” Sessa said, noting that when police arrives, Bynes “took the bong and threw it out the window.”
The actress, who has previously been charged with DUI, has displayed erratic behavior recently, tweeting provocative photos of herself and dramatically changing her look. However, just last fall, Bynes told People magazine that she was “doing amazing,” and planning to launch a fashion line.
Universal(NEW YORK) -- The Hangover Part III opened early Thursday, earning an estimated $3.1 million in late-night screenings, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Two more films arrive in theaters Friday, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. Here's a closer look:
Fast & Furious 6-- In the latest film in the action series, Dwayne Johnson's federal agent Hobbs asks Vin Diesel's Dom to get his team back together in order to take down a group of mercenary drivers. If the mission is a success, Dom's crew will be granted full pardons. Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Luke Evans also star. Rated PG-13.
Epic -- In this 3D animated film, a teen girl is transported to a secret world where she helps some warriors in their fight against their evil rivals. Beyoncé, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Christoph Waltz and Amanda Seyfried lend their voices to the film. Rated PG.
Warwick Saint / FOX(TAMPA, Fla.) -- After 12 seasons of countless auditions, performances and lots of drama involving the judges themselves, American Idol judge Randy Jackson is leaving the show, saying his long stint had run its course.
When the longest-tenured judge announced his departure from America’s stage earlier this month, rumors rapidly ran wild. But Jackson confirms to ABC News’ Bianna Golodryga that he was not forced out, nor was he kicked off the show.
Golodryga caught up with Jackson at the MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., where he’s meeting the troops and donating guitars from his home shopping network guitar collection.
“You know, a bit of what I’ve done on Idol for 12 seasons is that same sort of thing. I love inspiring people,” said Jackson.
His response begged the question of why, then, Jackson would give up being on the show now. “I don’t think it’s a ‘Why give it up now?” Jackson said. “I just think that I’ve been through a lot of iterations of the show.”
“If you think back 12 seasons ago when it was you, Paula, Simon, did you ever think that that sort of bond and chemistry was possible on television?” Golodryga asked.
Jackson’s answer was simple: “We got so lucky. Anybody that says that they knew that this show was going to be a hit, knew that we were going to gel together is lying. None of us really knew. We hit the jackpot.”
He added, “It was definitely a little hard to take” when the original judging group disbanded, “Because we rode to the dance together. And we made the dance what the dance was.”
He also avoiding the question of whether Abdul and Simon were ever anything more than friends.
“Paula and Simon, you must be getting ready for the book I’m planning to write,” Jackson joked. “Listen, I think Paula and Simon, it was never anything there. But you know, we often had fun. It was almost, like, I call Idol a romper room for adults.”
It was that early romper that helped make the show the most-watched program on television week after week. But in recent seasons, the Idol ratings have dropped by double digits.
Over the 12-year span, Jackson has shared the panel with a total of nine different judges.
“I really have always felt that people made too much of the judges and not enough of the talent,” said Jackson.
And as for what’s next for “The Dog,” he said, “I may be on some other shows. You never know.”
Piotr Sikora/VH1(NEW YORK) -- Hit the Floor is VH1's new sexy and scandalous drama centered on the Los Angeles Devil Girls, a fictional professional basketball dance team, and what goes on inside the big arena.
And a lot goes on as the team captain deals with a new crop of girls coming to steal the spotlight, while veteran dancers deal with the consequences of fraternizing with the players, a big no no for dancers that seems all too common with the Devils.
Dean Cain stars as Coach Pete Davenport, a former All-Star who comes back to coach the team.
Cain says the show portrays some things that really happen in the world of professional sports.
"Obviously we over-dramatize some of things in the show, but a lot of the things that we do, you'd say, 'Oh! That's over-dramatized! And the reality is some of it's under dramatized to what really happens," he tells ABC News Radio. "There's just some crazy stuff [that happens] with that kind of money, that kind of wealth and that kind of fame."
"It's professional basketball where there is a lot of money, a lot of scandal, a lot of gorgeous young people and all the stuff that surrounds that," Cain adds.
Taylour Paige plays Ahsha, a naive young dancer who auditions and joins the team against her mother Sloane's wishes. Paige, who danced with the Los Angeles Laker Girls for three months, says Hit the Floor is a much more salacious version of life than when she danced professionally.
"It's a fictional show and it's obviously a lot more dramatic onscreen than off," the 23-year-old tells ABC News Radio. "A lot of the things that happen in the show, I don't think would be tolerated."
Kimberly Elise plays Paige's mother, a former professional dancer who could write the book on what not to do in that world. The Diary of a Mad Black Woman actress says she's happy to finally show a lighter side of herself onscreen.
"I've done a lot of you know super heavy things," Elise, 46, explains. "I wanted to do something that was different, sort of go back to my roots of doing some funny things, some sexy things and some dramatic things."
Cain says viewers can expect billionaire Mark Cuban, who owns the Dallas Mavericks and stars on ABC's Shark Tank, to make an appearance on the Hit the Floor, along with rapper Akon, model Eva Marcille and Grammy award-nominated singer Kevin McCall.
The season premiere of Hit the Floor airs Monday, May 27 at 9 p.m. Eastern time on VH1.
Lego/Facebook(NEW YORK) -- At nearly 46 thousand pounds, LEGO has landed a record breaking tribute to Star Wars in the middle of New York City.
More than 30 builders from the toy company spent nearly four months building a life-sized version of the X-Wing fighter piloted by Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy. With the exact specs of what the fighter would be in real life, the model is 43 feet long, 11 feet high, and boasts a wingspan of 46 feet, and features glowing engines and thruster sounds from the films.
While LEGO's normal-sized X-Wing toy is 560 pieces, it took more than 5.3 million bricks attached to a steel superstructure to create this super-sized version, which was built in the Lego Model Shop in Kladno, Czech Republic. The ship was transported to the Big Apple, where it was reassembled and officially unveiled Thursday, complete with Star Wars costumers adding to the ambiance.
The model will stay in Times Square for a few days, before it’s packed up again and transported to LEGO Land in California.
Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New Yorker(NEW YORK) -- At long last, Arrested Development is back. Seven years after the cult comedy was cancelled by Fox, Netflix will launch a fourth season this Sunday.
The 15 new episodes, which will be made available all at once, will catch up with the dysfunctional Bluth family. All of the original cast members will reprise their roles, including Michael Cera, who plays George-Michael Bluth, the reserved son of Jason Bateman's Michael Bluth who has a crush on his cousin.
The show will pick up in 2013 -- not in 2006, when it was cancelled.
“They're basically living in today, now,” Cera explains. “And we sort of go back and catch up from where they left off. You kind of run through the past six years with all of them, bring everyone up to speed, and then the story kind of begins, goes from there.”
Though the 24-year-old Cera now has a successful movie career, having starred in Juno, Superbad, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and other comedies, he's been open to an Arrested Development reunion since the show was taken off the air.
Cera tells ABC News Radio, "It was easy to say yes for six years and just keep wondering when it was gonna actually come true. You say yes, and then a year goes by and you figure, oh, that wasn't real, and people keep asking about it, and then I didn't believe it was going to happen until we actually were shooting."
Cera likes the fact that Arrested Development fans can watch the new season in only a couple of sittings. He says, "I watch things that way....There's such a blizzard of things to watch now, everyone's kind of just picking and choosing what they see, and the viewing experience has become kind of more individual, I think."
Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former child star Amanda Bynes was arrested on Thursday evening in New York City, police confirmed to ABC News.
Bynes, 27, was charged with tampering with physical evidence, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of marijuana, NYPD spokesman Det. Brian Sessa told ABC News.
“There was a 911 call at her apartment building that someone was smoking marijuana in the lobby,” Sessa said, adding that once police arrived, a building official took them upstairs to her apartment and Bynes let them inside.
“There was a heavy smell of marijuana,” Sessa said. “[Then] she took the bong and threw it out the window.”
Bynes is still in police custody, according to Sessa.
Bynes, who has previously been charged with DUI, has displayed erratic behavior recently, tweeting provocative photos of herself and dramatically changing her look. However, just last fall, the actress told People magazine that she was “doing amazing,” and planning to launch a fashion line.
Messages for Bynes’ attorney have not been returned.