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Mystery Solved: Joaquin Phoenix Is Really A Superhero

I must admit that I was a little bit devastated when former hottie, Joaquin Phoenix, took a trip to the dark side about six months ago. In his suitcase, he packed a beard, dark sunglasses, a rapping career, and a lot of controversy. The question that has been nagging at me ever since: Is he on vacation or moving there for good? Despite theories (I have my own, which I will share with you shortly) that he may be making this particular trip due to mental illness or as a publicity stunt for a documentary with pal Casey Affleck, it looks like he may be extending his stay. How do we know? He forgot a few key items and made a special trip to pick them up at a clothing joint on Melrose called RED BALLS. Keep reading »

Was Kelly Clarkson Slimmed Down Or Just A Victim Of Routine Airbrushing?

Like many celebrities, Kelly Clarkson appears on the September issue of Self looking more svelte than recent pictures of her in real life. We’ve been talking about airbrushing all week here at The Frisky, and we’ll continue to until it’s less of an industry standard. (Mind you, once that day comes, then we’ll probably talk about the dinosaurs who’re still doing it.) While it’s no big whoop that yet another star is airbrushed on a glossy magazine cover — after all, they all are each and every month — we noticed that Jezebel suggested that the editors at Self had not just airbrushed but also used Photoshop to slim the pop star down. Way down. Keep reading »

Paula-Gate: The Ripple Effect From Her Leaving “American Idol”

  • Over many seasons of “American Idol,” contestants and viewers alike became familiar with the sometimes incoherent ramblings of Paula Abdul. Now that she’s decided to leave the show, producers have come up with a creative solution on how to replace her. Contestants auditioning for the next season of “American Idol” will not only have to get over stage fright, but they’ll need to stop themselves from being starstruck. For the auditions, Paula will be replaced by a rotating cadre of actual celebrities, a new star in each of the seven cities. Yesterday, we found out Victoria Beckham would be one of the guest judges. Now Katy Perry is in. Producers are scrambling to find five more. [E! Online]
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Quote Of The Day: Michael Kors Got Outed By His Mom—At Age 12

“My mom started asking when I was 12, ‘Is there anything you want to tell me?’ I then told her I was bisexual. And she said, ‘You’re so trendy, but you are not bisexual, you are gay.’ She cut to the chase. What can I say?

Michael Kors, “Project Runway” judge and fashion designer. [Vanity Fair] Keep reading »

Heidi Montag Rolls In Mud For Her Playboy Cover

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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Star Couplings: Spencer Pratt Reveals Heidi’s Playboy Cover

  • Spencer Pratt showed off Heidi Montag-Pratt‘s September Playboy cover while at the “G.I. Joe” premiere. [Us Weekly] — Seriously, who does that?
  • Milla Jovovich has revealed one of her attractions to fiancé and film director Paul Anderson — his Newcastle, England upbringing and the town’s fish and chips specialty. [People] — I can’t wait to see photos of their Aug. 22 wedding.
  • Sienna Miller has admitted she feels “foolish” for how she handled her relationship with Balthazar Getty. [OK! UK] — We’ve all been there, but I’m sure it’s much worse when you’re in the public eye.

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Quick Pic: Gerard Butler Looks Bored

Hopefully this isn’t a reflection of the entertainment value of the movie he’s filming with co-star Jennifer Aniston (who seems to have fallen asleep herself). [Sleepy Hollow, NY, 8/7/09] Keep reading »

Quickies!: “Sixteen Candles” Director John Hughes Dies Of A Heart Attack

  • Beloved director John Hughes died today at the age of 59 from a heart attack. John delighted audiences young and old with movie classics – “Sixteen Candles,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Pretty In Pink,” and “The Breakfast Club.” Thanks for all the good times John, we won’t forget about you. [Chicago Tribune]
  • Justin Timberlake’s new Givenchy cologne ads are set to come out next month in the September issue of several magazines. Even though JT is the face of the cologne “Play,” the sexy singer recently told People that his favorite scent is just “a person’s skin”. [People] – I’d be happy to let Justin smell my perfume.
  • Jennifer Aniston won an iParenting Award for narrating a children’s book with her father. Loukoumi’s Good Deeds was granted the media award in the “Outstanding” category. [Us Magazine] – Congrats Jen, but still confused that a single, childless actress won an award for parenting.
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Quick Pic: Anna Paquin Flashes Some Fling

Looks like Stephen Moyer proposed with a ring as old, er, vintage as Bill Compton. [Los Angeles, 8/6/09] Keep reading »

Will And Jada Fire The Headmaster Of Their School Over Scientology Curriculum

Will Smith and his TMI-spewing wife recently fired the headmaster of their private school. Allegedly, the educational feud with Jacqueline Olivier was over the curriculum for a “Study Technology” class at the New Village Leadership Academy. Will and Jada have denied that the school is all about Scientology, but the word is that Olivier wanted to do some tinkering with the course, even though it was designed by L. Ron Hubbard, which wasn’t cool with Will and Jada. Guess they’ll have to find a new headmaster to teach their kids science fiction?

But wait a second. Let’s back up. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have a school? And they aren’t the only ones. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »

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