Over the past two days, I have had the strange experience of watching a story blossom from a tiny tidbit into a juicy rumor via my Google Reader headlines. In each instance, the story started innocent, but as different websites composed their headlines, it got more and more salacious. Take for example, coverage of this video Jim Carrey made for Emma Stone.
Sure sounds like a game of telephone, no? After the jump, a look at how this worked with the rumor about Jada-Pinkett Smith and Marc Anthony. Keep reading »
Sometimes it’s confusing to be a celebrity child. The whole world is watching you, photogs are snapping your every move, and bloggers are waiting for you to say something lame. All things considered, Frances Bean Cobain
seems to have emerged from Courtney Love
‘s house as normal as possible, not to mention gorgeous. But who will she become now that she’s all grown up? Will she be a starlet, a power-hungry leader, a bad girl, or a princess? She explores some possible personas in a new Harper’s Bazaar
photo spread. In it, she channels icons Evita Peron, Rizzo from “Grease”, and Belle from “Beauty and the Beast.” Duh, Rizzo seems to suit her the best. [Harper's Bazaar
After the jump, more celebrities who took on other iconic identities for photo shoots.
If you’d asked me to guess which couple in the celebr-i-verse made the most money last year, I would have said Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. And I would have been very wrong. According to Forbes‘ list of The World’s Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples, the true owners of the title are Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen. While Tom reeled in an insane $31 million last year—thanks to a $72 million four-year contract extension—Gisele topped him, bringing home $45 million worth of bacon. Together, they earned a whopping $76 million last year. The only celebrity pair that came close was Beyoncé and Jay-Z, who made $72 million between 2010 to 2011. Brad and Angelina came in third, but with a lot less loot—they cumulatively collected $50 million. David and Victoria Beckham ranked fourth with $45 million. And Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart—who aren’t even officially a couple, right?—rounded out the top five with a combined $40 million. Dang, “Twilight” sure did those two well. Now, I recommend not looking at your bank account balance for the next 30 minutes, so as not to fly into a blind rage. [Forbes] Keep reading »
“Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false. We are still together, and our marriage is intact.”
—Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith refute the report that circulated yesterday that they were splitting up after 13 years of marriage. So will this be one of those cases where the rumor goes away, never to be heard from again, or will this be a Nick Lachey/Jessica Simpson case where six months later they say initial reports were actually true? We shall have to wait and see. But I am betting $5 on Will and Jada making it work. [People]
After the jump, Trey Smith’s Twitter post on the rumors. Keep reading »