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The Hotness Awards: Hottest Actresses

1. Maggie Gyllenhaal Why She Made The List: After blowing everyone away in Secretary and Sherrybaby, she managed to save the role of Rachel Dawson in The Dark Knight from the hack job Katie Holmes did. Also, she named her daughter Ruby Ramona, breast feeds in public and doesn’t care who complains, and is just generally bad ass.
2. Amanda Seyfried Why She Made The List: She’s adored as the oldest daughter on HBO’s Big Love, but who knew she could, you know, SING? She’s appearing as the lead in the movie version of the musical Mamma Mia!, singing all the tunes herself. Smashing, darling.
3. Liv Tyler Why She Made The List: Is there any actress more goddess-like than Liv? She’s been a favorite ever since she appeared in an Aerosmith music video, rocked the Italian countryside in Stealing Beauty, and warmed out hearts in Empire Records. Now she’s a big blockbuster draw in The Incredible Hulk.
4. Olivia Thirlby Why She Made The List: Easily one of the breakout stars of the year, Olivia portrayed the slang-smacking best friend in Juno and won the lead in the new movie The Wackness. She’s the next BIG THING, for sure. Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Feds Seize Anne Hathway’s Diaries

  • The FBI seized Anne Hathaway’s diaries in their investigation of her ex-boyfriend, Rafaello Folieri. This is why I spew all my private biz on the internet — so the fuzz don’t have to bug me for info! [DListed]
  • Were the Jolie-Pitt Wonder Twins conceived via in-vitro? [Us Weekly]
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    Thoughts From Gals On Our IM: First Date Don’ts

    Today in our “Dating Don’ts” column, Judy McGuire gave some tips on how NOT to act on a first date if you don’t want your companion runnin’ for the hills. But we decided that there must be things guys shouldn’t do on a first date either that set women off. We decided to ask the women on our IM (yes, they’re there!) what would turn them off on a first date. Their responses, after the jump… Keep reading »

    So I’m Engaged: You Have To Love His Flaws, Er, Differences

    So have you noticed that I haven’t written this column in awhile? That’s because it’s going monthly. Planning a wedding is not that action-packed, to be honest! Especially when you haven’t actually started planning it yet — well, to be fair, we are waiting to hear back on a particular location. If that gets secured, I will actually start working on the other details.

    But just because my reply to the nearly daily question, “How’s the wedding planning coming along?” is “What wedding planning?”, doesn’t mean I still don’t have plenty to say about being engaged. And I have determined in the last six months that the easiest way to determine if you’re ready to marry someone, the easiest way to make sure that this person is the right one to spend forever with, is if you can tolerate all the things about them that annoy you. Because fiances are still annoying. Keep reading »

    Hotness Awards Nominations From BitchBuzz PLUS It’s Time To Start VOTING!

    We’re asked some of our friends to tell us who they nominated for the Hotness Awards. At the last minute, just before we closed to the nominations, we received picks from the fabulous Cate Sevilla, the blogger behind the upcoming new women’s blog BitchBuzz. Check ‘em out (some of her picks made the final nominees!) and then click to after the jump to view a new video telling you how and when (Hint: NOW) to start voting! Keep reading »

    Hooray! We Can Go Back To Loving Christian Bale!

    According to The Chicago Sun Times, Christian Bale has been estranged from his mother and sister ever since he took his father’s side in their divorce in the early ’90s. On the evening of the alleged assault, Bale agreed to meet with his mom and sis at their hotel, but realized quickly they were only trying to get money from him. Some words were exchanged and Bale’s mom supposedly insulted his wife, Sibi. Bale is said to have pushed his mom out the door, which resulted in her filing the assault charge, an accusation he denies. All this seems terribly fishy to me — a greedy mom who mouths off about his wife? If the most Bale did was enthusiastically escort his mom at the door, I don’t see what the problem is. But this does bring up an interesting question about loyalty in a relationship — should a guy always take his wife’s side and defend her, even among family members? Keep reading »

    Stylehiving: Get Joan Holloway’s Mad Men Style

    As if I haven’t said it enough, I heart Mad Men and am on the edge of my seat for this Sunday’s season two premiere. I especially love foxy redheaded Queen Bee of the secretaries, Joan Holloway. Her approach to getting ahead at work may not be ours (but then again, we don’t have to contend with 1960′s sexism!), but her style is hot. Embracing her womanly curves, the character always looks chic and well put together, and getting the look yourself, while staying modern, is actually pretty easy. Check out three options we put together, based on Joan’s fashion from last season, after the jump. Keep reading »

    So You Think You Can Dance Does Duffy’s “Mercy”

    On last night’s So You Think You Can Dance, contemporary choreographer Mia Michael’s composed a dance for contestants Twitch and Katie that went along with one of our favorite songs of the summer — Duffy’s “Mercy”. The storyline for the dance was awesome — a clingy desperate woman trying to cling to her man. I loved the use of the doorway as a prop. Check out the clip above! Keep reading »

    Star Couplings: Matthew Broderick Spending His Days Off With Someone Other Than SJP?

  • There’s always been those gay rumors, but Star says Matthew Broderick was caught cheating on Sarah Jessica Parker with a woman. [Star]
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    John Edwards’ Alleged Affair & The National Enquirer’s Past Accuracies

    So, The National Enquirer is claiming that John Edwards has a mistress and a love child and that he was totally caught visiting with them at a hotel recently. All this while his wife Elizabeth is still dealing with cancer. Now, this is the National Enquirer we’re talking about, so this is hardly FACT, but politicians stepping out on their wives is hardly an original rumor. Besides, despite the fact that my Grandma calls it “the trash”, they have been right on more than one occasion. Our lovely intern Annika revisits the Enquirer‘s moments of “A-ha! We told you so!”
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