Courtenay Semel has seen more millionaire cooch than a Beverly Hills gyno. All summer long, she’s had a celeb on her arm, her name in the headlines, and money in the bank. A staple of the elite social scene, this a party-girl extraordinaire has been heating up Hollywood nights, but who is the mysterious scissor sister named Semel?
LOVES: She recently made headlines as Lindsay Lohan’s first lesbian lover, but this bad girl has hooked up with more of the creme de la creme. Linked to Casey Johnson (as in Johnson & Johnson), Courtenay likes bitches as rich she is. But alas money doesn’t buy class, and now Courtenay is with reality TV/MySpace “star” Tila Tequila. Only dating for a few weeks, the match made in attention whore heaven has already been hitting the red carpets together. Looks like Tila’s getting yet another shot at love. Keep reading »
Ed Westwick’s character’s costumes just keep getting sillier. And we love it. This guy is the playboy of St. Jude’s School for Boys and he’s dressed like the biggest dandy. Love it. [Filming Gossip Girl, Queens, NY, 8/21/08] Keep reading »
“Ew, no! C’mon, I have really good taste.” — former U.S. Olympic swimmer and sometime nude model Amanda Beard [MSNBC] Keep reading »
Love him or hate him, you can’t help but go to Perez Hilton’s website to check out his commentary on Hollywood and its happenings, complete with his random, harsh scribblings on photographs. Somehow, the man originally known as Mario Lavandeira has made big bucks off of making fun of celebs. In the September issue of Wired magazine, a profile reveals that ads on his homepage cost up to $54,000 a day. And since his only employee is his sister, Perez is makin’ bank. Why does this man who simply writes whatever pops into his head pulling in seven figures? Because what he writes on the site is what we’re all thinking in our heads but are too polite to put down or even discuss. Basically, Perez is our impolite alter-ego. But you can’t fault a man who’s as hardworking as Perez says he is. “I work 16, 17, 18 hours a day,” he told Wired. But if he honestly wants to be the “gay Latino Oprah” as he says he does, he’ll have to work a lot more, especially now that he has a radio show, an upcoming book, a clothing and accessories line for Hot Topic, and a deal in the works for a boutique label under Warner Music. Do you think Perez’s commentary will become less harsh now that he has celeb status himself? [Wired] Keep reading »
Every four years, the Summer Olympics provide us with an inspiring display of physical and mental abilities. The athletes who get to compete are at the top of their games, whether that game is archery, swimming, Taekwondo, weightlifting, or any of the other 34 sports represented in this year’s Beijing Olympics. While we might obsess over models’ and actresses’ bodies in the years between the Games, right now there is absolutely no reason why any of us should be flipping through Vogue and dreaming of having a body like Kate Moss’s or Keira Knightley’s. The women vying for medals are a nice reminder that we don’t have to be tall and thin to be fabulous — heck, Kate could never even dream of winning a medal. Every sport emphasizes a different set of muscles, a different type of body. Even within particular sports, different proportions are represented. Take artistic gymnastics. All-around gold medalist Nastia Liukin is about 5’3″ tall with long limbs, while Shawn Johnson is under 5′ and has more defined muscles. Let all of this be a lesson: Be happy with the booty, legs, back, and abs you’ve got, because the women competing in the Olympics — whether they’re short, tall, petite, big-boned, super muscular, or lithe — are using their bodies to do incredible things, and so should you. Keep reading »