Michelle Williams vs. Michelle Williams: June 24-30, 2013
By some strange twist of fate in the year 1980, two bouncing baby girls named Michelle Williams were born, both of whom would go on to achieve fame and fortune - one as a universally-adored Oscar-nominated actress, the other as the third banana in an R&B girl group called Destiny's Child.
To make sense of this madness, we here at RIOT have developed an ongoing feature entitled "Michelle Williams vs. Michelle Williams," which will highlight the lives and careers of both Michelle Williamses week-by-week and then rank their accomplishments on a scale we've imaginatively dubbed the "Michelle-o-Williams Hotness Meter." In this first edition, we look at the week of June 24-30, in which Michelle Williams cozies up to her new boyfriend, has a wardrobe malfunction at the BET Awards, and totally supports Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's new baby. So which Michelle Williams did what? And which of them made the bigger impression? Enrich your life with our full breakdown below.
Score this week: 40/100
The pixie-haired "My Week with Marilyn" star made only a moderate splash last week, though her budding romance with the not-famous Brooklyn artist Dustin Yellin did get some media coverage. “It was clear Dustin was her boyfriend and she is seriously into him,” a very lonely individual with 19 cats told OK! Magazine. “They were showing so much affection. They were together all weekend without Matilda.” Also, her new drama that probably nobody's going to see started shooting in Europe. Sigh. Doesn't Michelle Williams know no one cares about WWII anymore?
Score this week: 70/100
One thing about living in the shadow of Beyonce and Kelly Rowland is, you can get your name in the paper just by mentioning them to reporters. Such was the case this week with Michelle Williams the singer, who was on a whirlwind promotional tour for her new single "If We Had Your Eyes," which is not on any charts. Among the celebrities she name-checked were Beyonce, who can "do it all," according to Michelle Williams, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's new baby North West, whose ridiculous name she wholeheartedly approves of. Most importantly, the singer apparently sported an enormous brown stain on the back of her white dress at Sunday night's BET Awards. Win!
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
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