Vanity Fair releases its Hollywood issue annually, but this year’s cover is unique in that it is the first of its kind to be shot by famed photog Mario Testino. His technique translates beautifully to the cover, though it’s not immediately apparent that it’s his work. The 11 young actresses featured are dressed impeccably, draped in silky pastels and exuding a sensuous, past-century boudoir air. Ever concerning, though, is the fact that hardly any of the starlets are recognizable. Aside from Rooney Mara, whose angular 1920s bob and sullen features make her easily identifiable, the rest of the girls bear little resemblance to, well, themselves. Keep reading »
Let’s get one thing straight: I am not a fan of Katherine Heigl movies and I probably won’t see her new film “One for the Money” unless I’m forced. But that doesn’t mean I don’t think she’s gotten a raw deal in the media. A new article from New York magazine asks, “Is It Over for Katherine Heigl?” and examines the former “Grey’s Anatomy” star’s relative bankability compared to her position a few years ago. What it finds is that Katherine Heigl is guilty of a couple of major things, among them:
- Being demanding and high strung — incurring the nickname “Hurricane Heigl.”
- Having opinions about the projects she does.
But the real core of Heigl’s problem — and why she’s the object of such grating analysis, is that she’s a woman — a woman who’s done and said some unlikeable things. Call it the “America’s Sweetheart” problem, something Heigl seems acutely aware of. “I’ve never really been America’s sweetheart, but for a minute I think that’s what they wanted me to be,” she told Elle this past December. And I had ‘em for a second thinking maybe I was. And then I opened my mouth and it was clear I wasn’t.”
And none of these things would really matter if she was a man. Keep reading »
Yeah, yeah, yeah, the gowns on the red carpet of the Screen Actors Guild Awardswere pretty sweet, but the hair — the hair!!! — was even better. Intricate braids, messy buns, sleek bobs, and gorgeous waves all made me eager to lock myself in the bathroom and get busy with my curling iron and a fistful of elastics and bobby-pins. Here are eight looks I loved and how to get them!
Celebrities didn’t really bring it, fashion-wise, to this year’s Sundance Film Festival. I usually love browsing the quirky cold-weather choices, but this year I saw mostly heavy black coats and boring boots. Luckily there were a few bright spots, like Emma Roberts rocking this stunning dress. I love how the floral print pops against the black fabric. So pretty. Want one of your own? We rounded up some similar styles at non-celebrity prices–wear now with tights and boots, or pair with simple sandals in the warmer months. Click through to check ‘em out…
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