Angelina Jolie in “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” Jennifer Garner in “Alias.” Pretty much every Bond girl, ever. There are few things I love watching more than a woman who can look crazy hot while simultaneously firing an automatic weapon and outsmarting the bad guy. So, when I heard about Stiletto Spy School, which teaches women in New York and Las Vegas how to be über-femme fatales, I couldn’t resist registering for a class, or as they call them, “missions.” I signed up and, on Saturday morning, headed to school for an eight-hour class. I knew that, over the course of the day, we’d be performing four “operations.” Only, I had no idea what I was actually in store for. Keep reading »
Have you ever wondered how Jennifer Aniston keeps rounding up boyfriend after boyfriend? The secret might be in her kitchen, which she claims is “the best restaurant in town.” But it’s not because the actress gets behind the stove. All the credit goes to her stellar personal chefs, Jewels and Jill Elmore. “My friends love coming over [to my house], because they get fed,” she told O Magazine. Of course, Aniston is not the only starlet with a wonderful chef in the kitchen. Tons of celebs are served up food in the comfort of their own homes crafted personally for them by the best in the business. [People]
After the jump, some of the hottest Hollywood chefs who really warm our appetite.
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Oh, unholy of holies. Too much TV-watching is causing high blood pressure in young children! It seems that kids who spend more hours in front of the screen, even if they’re thin and in shape, have significantly higher diastolic and systolic blood pressures than those who don’t watch much TV. Joey Eisenmann, the senior author of this research, believes that kids who spend more time in front of the tube end up snacking more, get distressed at some shows, and get less sleep. These poor habits prove that the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendation of no more than two hours of television a day for youngsters is right on target. [NY Times]
But I’ve got to wonder, what about adults?
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A man in Florida has quite the alibi as to why police found more than 1,000 images of child pornography on his computer. He said his cat did it. Now, I’ve heard about dogs eating homework, but never have I come across the my-cat-downloaded-porn-while-my-computer-was-open-trading-music defense. Well, if he ever is acquitted of the porn charges, he’s all clear to be the next victim of attack by the RIAA for openly admitted to authorities that he was downloading music. [Yahoo News] Keep reading »
They must be handing out parenting awards these days because Jennifer Aniston—who, uh, doesn’t have children—has won one. She didn’t technically do any parenting for the award, but the actress narrated an accompanying CD to kids’ book Loukoumi’s Good Deeds. Along with her father, “Days of Our Lives” actor John Aniston, Jennifer Aniston recorded the story of Loukoumi, a fluffy lamb who does kind things for other people. And Loukoumi’s benevolence keeps giving because the profits from the book go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In total, all of these little acts of kindness have done parenting proud and so Aniston has won herself a pretty prize, the outstanding award at the iParenting Media Awards 2009. I hope they gave her a sticker that said “Outstanding!” on it, like the ones I used to get at the dentist’s office. [Sky Showbiz]
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I don’t think I could ask for much more out of the trailer for “Assassination of a High School President.” It’s got a high school scandal involving the SATs and a hot nerdy newspaper writer. Oh, and Mischa Barton acting like Marisa Cooper from “The O.C.” Though the film got a good response at Sundance, it went straight to DVD. Still, I have a feeling it shouldn’t be missed. It also stars Bruce Willis and, hey, the sole commenter on its IMDB page describes it as, “completely awesome.” Keep reading »
“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” are leaving their home state and taking a road trip to Long Island. On October 16, they’ll be speaking for an evening at a theater in Westbury. It’ll cost $30 to $50 for folks to buy a ticket—but don’t worry, a pitcher of sangria comes with the admission price to make the evening slightly more tolerable. But, uh, Live Nation did leave one very important detail out of their ad … Danielle Staub won’t be at the event! I find this to be utter blasphemy. Spending money to see the “Real Housewives” without Danielle is like buying a dog after it was a puppy––it’s just not as much fun. [LiveNation] Keep reading »
Heidi Montag debuted the Playboy cover that made her half a million dollars on the red carpet of the “G.I. Joe” premiere last night. The soon-to-hit-newsstands September issue of the magazine features “The Hills” star dressed in a white bikini, covered in mud with the bunny symbol traced on her stomach. This is the first of two issues upon which she’ll grace the front page. She did the shoot as a wedding present for the Spence.
Of course, since we’re talking about Speidi, there’s drama. Montag claims that inside the fold of the magazine, she held onto her good Christian values and refrained from posing completely nude. But other sources say she totally got nakey. So we’ll just have to wait a few more days until the official release to find out who’s telling the truth. [NY Post]
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Poor, poor Paula Abdul. Her time with “American Idol” has been over for barely 24 hours and the media could not wait to move on. The big announcement that Posh Spice will be making a guest-judge appearance is completely overshadowing the sadness of the Abdul-“Idol” split. I can’t help but give into the media frenzy and be super excited about Posh’s appearance, since it’s going to be totally awesome. Alas, it’s only temporary—for a single show. So I wonder, Who are they going to replace Paula with permanently? I guess there’s the chance that the judging panel will shrink down to three with Kara DioGuardi being the only lady in the pack. But I want someone new! Here’s who I think would make snug fits on the “American Idol” season nine judging panel. Keep reading »