“I say to my friends, ‘Why hasn’t X called me? Why doesn’t anyone ever pursue me?’ They’re like, ‘Probably because they’re intimidated.’ It must be the fame wall … It must be the circus that goes around me. Me, as a person, I find it hard to believe I would be intimidating … Sometimes, maybe because they feel intimidated, they feel they have to knock me down. They know perfectly well who I am, but they’ll ask me, ‘How are the Narnia films going?’ … [That's why] I’m single at the minute.”
—Emma Watson talks about her dating issues. While I can’t relate to her particular dating problem (what is the “fame wall?”), it does feel good to know that all of us—no matter how hot, or rich, or famous, or adorably British—have them. Although, I imagine being able to treat yourself to a $5,000 shopping spree after being dissed by a guy would be a great comfort. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Going to your 10-year college reunion is fun. It’s even better if you happen to look hot and have gone on to a fun and fulfilling career. And I have to imagine it’s all the way to awesome if you go with a famous Jessica on your arm. This weekend, two very famous faces were on hand for the Yale Class of 2001 reunion—Jessica Simpson and Jessica Alba. Both were there with their respective dudes. JessSimp attended with her fiance, Eric Johnson, who played football at the school. Meanwhile, JessAlba attended with her hubby, Cash Warren.
Both Tweeted extensively about the Yale experience. Keep reading »
Rihanna‘s video for “Man Down,” in which she plays a character who guns down her rapist, has been super controversial. I’ve seen so many opinions on it—from those who say violence is not condoned ever to those who sympathize with the plot. Today, actress Gabrielle Union weighed in on the video via Twitter. And she has an interesting perspective being that she is a rape survivor—when she was 19 and working at a shoe store, the store was robbed and she was attacked. Her attacker turned himself in and got 33 years in prison. Keep reading »
It’s harder than you think to come up with a thoroughly original name these days. Lady Gaga may (or may not) be surprised that she is not the first to bear her moniker. According to an awesome article over at Slate.com, there were actually three Lady Gagas before Stefani Germanotta came along. In the sixth century B.C. a Babylonian woman bearing the name Gaga had a cuneiform tablet sent to her father. In 1817, an Irish woman became Madame de Gaga when she married a frenchman, the Chevalier de Gaga. And in 1929, Punch Magazine created a fictional character named Lady Gaga. In a satire meant to poke fun at flapperdom, Lady Gaga was a socialite party girl who attended themed soirees like the Second Childhood Party, the Wild West Party, and the Circus Party. Sound familiar? Keep reading »
“I just wanna say to all the girls out there, it’s cool to be bad, I get it … but it’s also possible to make it in Hollywood without a reality show. When I came up in this business, if you made a sex tape, you were embarrassed and you hid it under your bed and if you took naked pictures of yourself on your cellphone, you hid your face. Hide your face! I just want to say to all the girls out there it’s OK to be a good girl. I’m trying to make it cool.”
—Reese Witherspoon is not one to make bitchy comments, so I was surprised when she snarked on fellow celebs with reality shows, sex tapes, and cell phone nudie pics while accepting her Generation Award at last night’s MTV Movie Awards. I’m assuming with the sex tape comment she was taking a swipe at Kim Kardashian/Paris Hilton/Tila Tequila and their ilk. But was the nude cellphone pics comment pointed at Blake Lively, who has vehemently said the alleged naked photos of her released last week are fakes? I don’t disagree with her gripes, per se, but it was hella ballsy to say that with Lively sitting in the audience. And don’t even get me started on dissecting her “good girl”/”bad girl” comments. My gender-studies-minor head will explode. [TMZ] Keep reading »