“The hardest period in life is one’s 20s. It’s a shame because you’re your most gorgeous and you’re physically in peak condition. But it’s actually when you’re most insecure and full of self-doubt. When you don’t know what’s going to happen, it’s frightening.”
—It’s difficult to imagine Helen Mirren was ever insecure or filled with self-doubt — that’s her back in the day, yowza! — but apparently it is so. Would that we all age gracefully with kick-ass-edness, as she does. [Esquire] Keep reading »
In the last week, I have learned two pieces of valuable information about Mila Kunis. The first is that she is generous with her time and is willing to spend it with the commonfolk. For example, she is attending the Marine Corps. Ball with one of our men in uniform, simply because he asked her via YouTube video.
The second thing I learned about the star of “Black Swan” and “Friends With Benefits” is that she is a huge “Star Trek” fan. She told GQ:
“I’m a massive Trekkie. I got into it later than most people. But let’s not talk about it in the past tense. I’m still a ‘Star Trek’ fan. You never stop being one. Let me give you my rundown of the series in order of most favorite to least favorite.”
She then proceeded to list them thusly: “The Next Generation,” Original Series, “Voyager,” “Deep Space Nine,” and “Enterprise.” She also said that she has a signed photo of Leonard Nimoy and “Star Trek” figurines (given to her by Jason Segal). Mila Kunis, you didn’t know it when you gave this interview, but the gauntlet has been thrown.
I, Amelia McDonell-Parry, would like to challenge you, Mila Kunis, to a “Trekkie Trivia Throwdown.” Keep reading »
Consider all of your curiosities about Sean Connery’s derriere satisfied. Before he was the dapper James Bond, Sean stripped down to his skivvies for art students when he needed extra cash. A painting of Sir Connery posing in a thong will be featured at an exhibit in Scotland’s Halliwell’s House Museum. The painting was discovered by relatives of the artist Rab Webster who passed away last year. Not bad at all. [BBC] Keep reading »
“He’s manly romantic. Two years ago he took me up on his P-51 Mustang, a fighter plane from World War II. He painted the words, ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ on the side. It feels like you’re on a bike in the sky. I thought, I’m either going to spend this whole flight totally freaked out or realize this is pretty thrilling.”
—Katie Holmes dishes in the new issue of InStyle about how she and hubby Tom Cruise keep the romance alive. How very “Top Gun” of them. [People] Keep reading »