It seems the Prop 8 folks have gotten to Portia de Rossi. Ellen DeGeneres’ wife has rethought her position on gay marriage and decided to do some apologizing on Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show. Check it out above! Keep reading »
The Julia Roberts-Clive Ownes movie “Duplicity” comes to theaters today, and all anyone seems to be talking about is Roberts’ comeback. Since getting married to cameraman Danny Moder in 2002, Roberts has graced the big screen, but not in a lead role. In “Is Julia Roberts’s Box-Office Reign Over?” Newsweek considers whether the ’90s superstar will be able to keep up with the likes of Judd Apatow and friends at the box office. Time also looks at Roberts’ career and the choices she has made, saying, “If you’re nostalgic for the pretty woman in pink-and-black spandex, too bad. Roberts isn’t shoehorning herself back into a prostitute’s work outfit. She’s too sensible to even try.” E Online crunched numbers on career box-office performances of 10 lead actresses and 10 lead actors who turned 40 in the last decade. Sadly, they discovered that only the films of two actresses — Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Aniston — have grossed above their career averages after 40. For men, the opposite was true; only two of the 10 actors considered grossed less after turning 40 (Keanu Reeves and Will Smith).
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Did I call it or what? Just as she’s done before, Jessica Simpson followed up the unflattering “fat” photos from a few weeks earlier of her in high-waisted mom jeans and an unfortunate leopard print belt with sudden “skinny” photos of her in a push-up bustier and skimpy Daisy Dukes, showing a pair of well-toned legs. Performing at the March 8 Florida Strawberry Festival performance, Simpson appeared to have dropped ten pounds in a matter of weeks, securing her spot, once again, on several tabloids, including In Touch.
A spokesperson from the Strawberry Festival said they didn’t provide any of the photos that have appeared in the tabloids, leaving everyone to wonder, “Gee, where or where could the pictures have come from?” She said “credentialed photographers had to sign waivers that they wouldn’t sell their photos to the tabloids,” and speculated that audience members with telescopic lenses on their camera must have taken the shots. Oh, of course! But what an inconvenience for the incredible shrinking woman to have to appear on magazine covers again. If her music and acting career is any indication, she’s clearly not comfortable with that kind of attention. [via MSNBC] Keep reading »
A British watchdog group has deemed the TV commercial for the “Wanted” DVD release too violent because its star Angelina Jolie is pictured brandishing pistols and a shotgun. Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority says the commercial “could be seen to condone violence by glorifying or glamorizing the use of guns.” Universal Pictures, which released the film, denies any inappropriateness or contentious material and stresses that the commercial was broadcast at a suitable time for its content. Universal also asserts that “some people did not like to see a woman in a strong lead role,” so violence isn’t the real issue. Action films by nature are violent and glamorize the use of weapons, so this group should just get a grip. By the way, I was rather entertained by Angelina’s gun-wielding girl-power as she curved bullets around objects and people when I saw “Wanted” last year — I just wish this little bit of escapism hadn’t cost me $12. After the jump, watch the movie’s trailer and judge for yourself whether it’s too violent for TV. Keep reading »
Speaking of leztastic publicity stunts — “Gossip Girl”‘s Blake Lively and Leighton Meester are on the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone, sensually sharing an ice cream cone. Inside the magazine they also double-team a Twizzler and Meester gives her best blow job face (the rest of the cast is photographed as well). Obvi, photographer Terry Richardson’s intent was to be racy and suggestive and SCANDALOUS, but I can’t help but find it cheap and annoying. After all, if anyone was going to go gay, it would be Chuck and Nate, duh. Keep reading »
We recommended Leanne Shapton’s new book Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry to you last month, but if you’re so super-duper lazy that you can’t even read what’s essentially a picture book with captions, then you can always wait for the movie. Variety reports that Natalie Portman and Brad Pitt will star in the roles of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris in a romantic comedy produced by the two stars’ companies.
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Image is everything when you’re a celeb (just ask Lindsay Lohan.) Endorsement deals are big money business, but some foreign companies don’t feel like they have to pay stars, even for an erectile dysfunction ad. Now, that’s just insult to injury! But the damage is done and hilarious, so here’s a round up of the funniest unauthorized celeb spokesmodeling from around the globe…
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Her family issued the following statement:
“Liam Neeson, his sons, and the entire family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Natasha. They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time.”
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