It can’t be easy being the daughter of Martha Stewart. But in her new book, Whateverland: Learning to Live Here, 46-year-old Alexis Stewart says it was far worse them we imagined. “I grew up with a glue gun pointed at my head,” she said. “If I didn’t do something perfectly, I had to do it again … Martha was not interested in being kid friendly. She used to make me wrap my own presents. She would hand me things right before Christmas and say, ‘Now wrap these but don’t look inside.’ ” Some other revelations in the tome include that Martha liked to pee with the door open and that her mom refused to buy her a bra when she was a teen. Of course, Alexis also has nice things to say about her mom. But those aren’t nearly as fun to the press. [People]
With this book, Alexis has joined the infamous rank of celebrity family members who have written tell-alls about the more famous members of their bloodline. After the jump, many more.
Over the past few years, some very unappealing men have managed to land their own reality TV dating shows. Let’s just say that I have never had any desire to date Flavor Flav. Nor could I ever stand Bret Michaels’ catch phrase “What’s a goin’ on?” in real life. Sure, I do think Ray J is hot, but anyone who has a sex tape is probably just not for me. But now we have truly reached the bottom of barrel. After Tareq Salahi‘s wife left him for Journey guitarist Neal Schon, he has figured out a way to make lemonade out of lemons. Sources close to the “Real Housewives of D.C.” alum say that Tareq is pitching a dating show called “Seducing Salahi,” where 14 women will compete for his affections.
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Man, Kristen Stewart cleans up nice. Here she is on the cover of British GQ, proving that (a) retro style swimsuits do wonders and (b) that black is a perfectly beautiful color for a pedicure. Personally, I am loving this look. Keep reading »
“My heart was beating hard, because we only had one take. You can’t shave your head twice. It doesn’t work … Normally, you can always do it over again when you’re making movies. You get a take two. But we only got take one, and it worked.”
—Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks about one of the most pivotal scenes, in “50/50,” where he spontaneously shaves his head as Seth Rogen watches. Personally, I am so pumped to see this movie this weekend. It’s a comedy about two 20-something friends whose lives are turned upside down when one of them is diagnosed with cancer, and it’s based on the story of Seth’s real life best friend, Will Reiser. [MTV]
The last time Claire Danes was on television, she inspired a generation of girls to dye their hair red, listen to Frozen Embryos, and externalize their deep thoughts peppered with lots of ‘likes.’ Sixteen years and one scandalous Hollywood romance later, Claire is back on the small screen in a television show I can’t wait for—”Homeland.” Maybe this time around, she’ll inspire women to become CIA agents hiding psychological issues from her superiors?
In “Homeland,” Claire plays CIA agent Carrie Matheson, who works in counter-terrorism and is known for risky tactics. When an Iraqi source tells her that an American prisoner of war had been turned to Al Qaeda, she sets her sights on stopping his re-entry into American society. Shortly after, Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody—who has been missing in action for eight years—is found in Afghanistan. And so she is sure he is planning a terrorist attack. Meanwhile, Sergeant Brody is traumatized from spending years as a prisoner of war, and is having a hard time readjust to his life with his family, who had presumed he was dead. What sounds so fascinating about this show is that it’s impossible to tell who is the good guy and who is the bad guy. Is Carrie Matheson right, or delusional? And is Nicholas Brody a terrorist, or a POW being harrassed by a CIA agent?
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So, apparently, I have been missing a show on the Style Network called “Sperm Donors,” all about the men who wanked into cups in order to give the gift of life to whoever opted to buy it. On Tuesday night’s episode, a man shocks his fiancee by telling her that, via sperm donation, he has fathered 70 kids. Oh, but it gets better. He says that many of these kids—15 to 20 of them—have been in contact with him. Wow, they say every relationship has a surprise, but, man, is that an unexpected one. Yep, it’s time to start watching this show. [Gawker]
Jennifer Aniston‘s neighbors do not seem to approve of her boyfriend, Justin Theroux. The actor, artist and writer often parks his BMW motorcycle in front of his lady’s house. And apparently, when a neighbor walked their dog past the bike this morning at 8 a.m., it was covered in bologna. As in, someone had stuck the much-maligned sandwich meat to the seat, wheels, handlebars, etc. “I got the impression it was some weird message, like, ‘You’re full of bologna,’ ” the neighbor said to Page Six. “The bike was in otherwise in fine condition.” A few hours later, the bologna was gone.
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Diddy has his Circoc and Bethenny Frankel has her Skinnygirl Margaritas. And now Ron Jeremy has his own rum, Ron de Jeremy. (Yeah, we’re not sure what the ‘de’ is about either. Maybe it just sounds classier?) The website Oh No They Didn’t! saw Ron promoting the stuff at a college bar late last night. His charming catchphrase for his brand? “Captain Morgan has one leg. Ron de Jeremy has three.” Ick. [ONTD]
I have been a vegetarian for, oh, most of my life. Yet, only once have I dated another vegetarian. I won’t lie—it was very convenient. When we went out for dinner, we could always split dishes. And I appreciated not getting the verbal poking and prodding as to why I’m a vegetarian and what I’m missing out on, something my meat-eating paramours have all tended to do. (For the record, even if you don’t get it, it’s important to me. It isn’t something I plan on changing.) Still, I wouldn’t say that I’d prefer to date vegetarians. It’s just one of those things that doesn’t rank on my scale of Things That Really Matter.
But that probably isn’t true, however, for people who join the British online dating site, Veggiedates. The homepage shows a woman feeding a dude a slice of a pepper with chopsticks, and it claims to be a place for “single vegetarian men and women looking for love.” But the site is in some hot water. Because while vegetarians were paying the membership fees, the site actually uses a shared database with many other, non veggie-focused sites. Meaning that the majority of potential matches on the site are actually meat eaters.
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“Oh! My nose is like [mimics radar] ‘doot, doot, doot’! I smell everything! It enhances it. If it smells bad, I smell it! My husband’s fragrance, his one that I always love, I hate right now.”
—Beyoncé has revealed that she is loving pregnancy. More specifically, she said that she is happier than she has ever been. But there is one downside. Her enhanced sense of smell. Apparently, it has her hating Jay-Z’s cologne? Luckily, though, she says she still enjoys her new scent, Pulse. [Hello Beautiful]