Claire Danes was recently interviewed about her role as Angela Chase on “My So-Called Life” and told a reporter that playing the moody teenager pretty much changed her life. “It was a momentous event for me, and so I don’t feel dogged by it and I’m incredibly flattered that it continues to resonate,” she said. Well that’s good, Angela — I mean, Claire — because we’d hate for you to resent the role that made you mega-famous and a mega-babe to millions of ’90s boys. Here, Danes is all gussied up at the New York Women in Film and Television Muse Awards. Loving that color combo!
Mmkay, you remember who Lindsay Lohan is, right? And Heath Ledger? So you, like me, might find it a little bit hard to believe — as Lohan is now claiming in a recently unearthed private diary — that she was dating Heath Ledger at the time of his death in 2008. Annnnnnnd that he was the love of her life. Keep reading »
Earlier this week, Olivia Wilde was named Revlon’s new Global Brand Ambassador, which we imagine means she’s got to look pretty and wear Revlon around the world. Shouldn’t be too hard for Ms. Wilde, who’s one of the most gorgeous faces in Hollywood at the moment. To commemorate the occasion, she wore this polka dot skirt and breathtaking Lanvin blouse. Of course, Wilde can afford the more than $1,000 that her Lanvin look costs, while we can, alas, not. So that’s why we’ve dug out some similar items that will give you her look for way less. Keep reading »
“More feather and rhinestones! Better lighting! Bigger production value! Striptease burlesque was invented in America, so it’s not any different. … If you read anything Gypsy Rose Lee ever wrote, she liked being called a stripper. That word was used back then. I don’t really need any fancy terminology to describe what I do. I never correct someone when they say, ‘She’s a stripper.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, I am.’ I am proud of what I do.”
— Dita Von Teese is right, of course. Stripping is stripping. But I also found her explanation overly simplistic. I know several burlesque performers, as well as several strippers, and my impression is that burlesque usually begins as a “past time” or “hobby” that involves spending a lot of money on costumes, shoes, hair and makeup, and it can turn into a full-time job for only a select few. My impression of stripping is that it is a full-time job, or a part-time job during school (or whatever), which women get into out of economic necessity more so than a “hobby.” I do not look down on strippers — in fact, one of my fave Frisky commenters is a former stripper! — but I’m definitely more into watching burlesque! [TimeOut London] Keep reading »