Helen Mirren Doesn’t Want To Be Your Stinkin’ Sex Symbol

“I love to dress up. But that’s just me. I don’t want to lay it on anyone else. If I’m held up as some sort of symbol that you have to be sexy in your 60s … well, why the f**k do you have to be sexy in your 60s? You don’t. You just have to be content and happy and hopefully healthy. I’m not putting [pressure] on people. I don’t see myself that way. And it’s very often [perpetrated by] women journalists. They say things like, ‘Tell me the secret of how you look so good?’” [rolls her eyes] Go away! Don’t do this to other women. Don’t use this interview in that way.”

Helen Mirren proves she’s still the most kickass lady in all of Hollywood. May we all have such a healthy attitude towards our own appearance, and the appearance of other women, as we age and become less conventionally “attractive.” [Scotsman] Keep reading »

13 Famous Sensitive Ponytail Men

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I wish everyone would stop clamoring about Tom Brady’s new ponytail. I, for one, am eternally hot for a sensitive ponytail man. I am in full support of his continued hair growth. His budding pony may be small, but it’s a sign that his heart is big. He should start writing poetry and wearing peasant tops any day now. After the jump, some more sexy, sensitive ponytail men. [People]

Quickies: Chris Brown Won’t Apologize For Rihanna Assault & Inside Mariah’s Baby Shower

  • Chris Brown referred to his domestic violence assault on ex-girlfriend, Rihanna, as a “mishap” in an interview with Page Six Magazine. This charming fellow added, “If I walk around apologizing to everybody, I’m gonna look like a damn fool.” Always image-conscious, that one. [Radar Online]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow has signed a $900K record deal with Atlantic Records. Don’t tell anyone who waited in line line for 10 hours straight to audition for “American Idol.” [PopEater]
  • Lady Gaga put the kibosh on a deal with Target to sell an exclusive version of her album “Born This Way” based on its lame record regarding gay rights. Last year, Target was caught donating money to a group that gave funding to a staunch opponent of gay marriage. [Styleite]
  • Zach Galifianakis’ first “Saturday Night Live” hosting effort was hysterical — and so Raven! — so we’re pumped for his second turn this weekend. Check out the funny promos! [NBC]

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Today’s Lady News: Julianne Moore To Play Sarah Palin in HBO Movie

  • Julianne Moore will play Sarah Palin in an HBO film adaptation of Game Change, a book about the 2008 election by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. Julianne as Sarah? Make a joyful noise! [Oh No They Didn't!]
  • Not surprisingly, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor found it quite annoying that so many news outlets commented on her single, childless status during her nomination and hearings. [The Atlantic Monthly]
  • What’s not to love about a 91-year-old lady who knits boobies for fun? [The Daily What]

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The Commemorative Kate Middleton

Now you can commemorate the magical moment when Kate Middleton got engaged to Prince Williams with this 16-inch replica by Franklin Mint. For $195 you can put the princess-to-be on your shelf or mount her on your wall or talk to her when you’re lonely. Oh, and the engagement ring — which comes free with your purchase! — is perfect for when you play princess at home alone on Saturday night. Coming soon … the Kate Middleton bridal doll! [ONTD] Keep reading »

Cheapskate: J. Crew’s Extra 30 Percent Off Sale!

Oh, hey there, J.Crew email in my inbox telling me there’s an extra 30 percent off sale items online. That’s the only excuse I need to blow my wad on preppy-cool basics I can wear this spring because lord knows I do not have nearly enough preppy-cool basics from J.Crew in my wardrobe, especially ones that cost $70 and under. And for those of you who think this sounds like sarcasm, I can assure you that it’s not — just look at the nine things I picked out and just try and tell me I — and you — don’t need them, like, immediately. Keep reading »

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