Heath Ledger’s portrayal of The Joker in “The Dark Knight” is one of the most chillingly original performances on screen — but perhaps the late actor was influenced by other characters in pop culture? Like, say, gravely voiced singer-songwriter Tom Waits? Watch this 1979 interview with Waits and try and tell me the vocal inflections and mannerisms aren’t uncannily similar. [NME]
A Miley Cyrus topless pic is not a reason to run through the newsroom screaming “Stop the presses!” This is, after all, a girl who posed topless in a photoshoot with her father in Vanity Fair magazine when she was 15. The blog LOTRAF claims the pic was supposedly taken as a “private” photo for her fiancé Liam Hemsworth by the photographer Vijat Mohndra. But it’s also posted in a photo gallery on Vijat’s web site, apparently as part of a larger photography project of Miss Cyrus, which doesn’t seem too “private” to me. Anyway, here is Miley and her dreamcatcher tattoo chilling out in a bath tub. Carry on, everyone! [Life Of The Rich And Famous]
Instragram. Oh, Instagram. Thank you for sharing with us the lunches of everyone we know and pretty pretty landscape shots. They really do make the world go ’round. Somehow, Instragram is about to kick it up a few notches. Not with some cool new features or anything like that. It’s even better: Mariah Carey has made an account. The #1 Diva (I really hope she has a cup or something saying that) announced via her Twitter that she’s “finally joined Instagram.” She’s so social media savvy. Although her pictures go all the way back to last Christmas, they seem to have only been uploaded this weekend. I guess Mrs. Cannon (or is he Mr. Carey?) was stockpiling photos.
The account is currently filled with photos of Mariah looking fabulous in various locations (the recording studio, the back of a luxury vehicle, in a gown etc.), this is only the beginning! So what should we expect for her Highness’s Instragram-ing? Read more …
“Kate Middleton has a nice silhouette and she is the right girl for that boy. I like that kind of woman, I like romantic beauties. On the other hand, her sister struggles. I don’t like the sister’s face. She should only show her back.”
– Gee, Karl Lagerfeld, tell us how you really feel. I know no one can compare to the great beauty that is Choupette, but did you have to follow up a compliment for Kate Middleton by insulting Pippa? So mean. [The Sun via Dlisted]
The Television Critics Association’s Summer Party is underway as we speak, and the brightest young stars of Showtime, CBS, and the CW are turning out for the occasion. To my delight, this guarantees beauty fodder en masse, and the fresh-faced ladies who regularly grace the small screen have not been known to disappoint. Jaime King has been in the business for some time, but the former high fashion model keeps it low-profile these days — there’s a good chance you won’t recognize her unless you’re a fan of “Hart of Dixie,” in which she plays the antagonist to Rachel Bilson’s main character. Keep reading »