My, how Blake Lively has changed. I remember seeing her for the first time cast as the tomboyish soccer player Bridget in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” I would have never suspected that the spunky blonde who I fondly associated with a golden retriever would soon snag the role of the glossiest reformed bad girl to ever hit the Upper East Side, let alone grow into the face of Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld’s favorite fashion female. Color me impressed. More remarkable still, Blake has been outspoken about her lack of stylist, which may have a little (or a lot) to do with some of her more … shall we say, ill-advised sartorial choices. One of the things I love most about Blake? She’s not afraid to get risky. Click through for a brief history of Blake’s style.
“They put me with an ex-Mossad [Israeli Secret Service Agent]] … He put a GPS on my car and jumped me out of a hair salon. He gave me a blue gun, and so any time we saw a blue gun … if he jumped us out of any place, we’d have to pull the blue gun, and if we didn’t pull it before the other guy did then we lost. And I lost. He wanted to kidnap me, but Steven Soderbergh said that was a little excessive.”
– Women’s MMA champ Gina Carano, on how director Steven Soderbergh trained her for her role in his new film “Haywire,” in which she plays a double-crossed agent. Steven Soderbergh, you crazy for this one. She also told Conan O’Brien that cage fighting was like having sex. “If you think about it, it’s a very real interaction between to human beings. It’s an energy that nobody else is going to share,” she said. Though hopefully sex involves less punching. [Team Coco]
The interwebsphere is a buzz with Lana Del Rey post SNL hatred. I just thought I would do something I never do and give my opinion on it. (irony)
I have many random thoughts. First, everybody calm down. It’s a little troubling that when a young girl fails at something that we keep kicking her why she is down. I get very protective of girls, especially young performers, because they live a hard, emotionally challenging, often physically challenging life where you are constantly given reasons to be insecure and have panic attacks. I totally get the stuff about her not deserving to be there and I don’t mean to insult musicians in any way if that’s how they feel obviously, but this is an opportunity to show us how hard being a performer is so maybe they can all be cut some slack. Flack? I think we take our performers for granted. It’s super fucking hard to entertain people and it takes a lot of work.
– Whitney Cummings took to her Tumblr on Thursday to defend Lana Del Rey’s right to be a human being who performed poorly on live TV for three whole minutes. Quel horreur! Whitney’s spot-on assessment about how the pile-on is a mix of jealousy and pretty-girl-hatred (which Whit knows a thing or two about), after the jump: Keep reading »
Go ahead, put me down on the roster of people who were strongly opposed to Taylor Swift’s visage plastered across the February cover of Vogue. I’ve always thought of her as young, immature, and reeking of eau de teenybopper: cowboy boots, a guitar, and a prom dress? No, thanks. Lo and behold, the chops she showed in the magazine caught me off guard, and I’ve begun to see the country-pop songstress in a different light. She looks all kinds of grown-up on the cover, and photos of her draped in Rodarte on plush couches in the editorial show her to be a formidable fashion girl and clothes-hanger as well. Taylor has grown exponentially since she first appeared on the scene as a curly-haired, button-nosed country bumpkin. Maybe I can find a bit of room in my heart for her, after all. Here’s a look back at her style metamorphosis.
You guys. According to TMZ, Heidi Klum and Seal are over after seven years of marriage, and she’s planning on filing divorce papers next week. Now, normally I’m not terribly shocked when a celeb couple breaks up, but these two really genuinely seemed in love. And they seemed to be super hot for each other after all those years (seven years is, like, 20 years in Hollywood). And they have four kids! And they dressed up as apes for Halloween only a few months ago! One of their best costumes ever! I guess this is just further proof that renewing your vows every year doesn’t do dick to keep you together. Sigh. I’m sad. Marriage is dead and Heidi Klum is back on the market. Dating in New York just got that much harder. [TMZ]
It’s easy to see that “Jersey Shore” star Snooki is beautiful, even if she is a little bit orange from all the bronzer she slathers on. But au natural isn’t usually her vibe. This week, she scrubbed down and Tweeted a photo of herself on her “no makeup day.” Um, I think every day should be her no makeup day. Her makeunder is stunning. After the jump, more stars looking lovely sans fards. How refreshing to see how gorgeous celebs are without their faces on. [Huffington Post]