Sean Penn Takes A Break. Other Celebrities Who’ve Gone On Hollywood Hiatus.

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Sean Penn is saying goodbye to Hollywood for a year, leaving the “Three Stooges” movie with only two stooges. He is also leaving “Cartel,” a movie he already signed on to, in the lurch. Sean is probably taking some time off so he can fix his realationship with his wife, which is pretty rocky. We hope he’ll come back when the dust settles. [New York Daily News]

So is taking a break career suicide? Read on to see other celebs who’ve taken extended breaks from their big screen.

The Twisted World Of Celebrity Stalkers

The Twisted World Of Celebrity Stalkers

According to TMZ, this past weekend at Corey Feldman’s house was a dog and pony show. His security guard was forced to make a citizen’s arrest of his stalker, who is also technically his roommate. Hold on, let us back up here. Jennifer Herbert is described as a 6-foot tall, 300 pound friend (well, former friend now) of Corey’s who he allowed to stay in his house and pay rent. Things went downhill shortly after Herbert moved in (as they tend to with friends/roommates). Feldman claims Herbert threatened to harm him, “trash-talked” him in front of his guests and asked his kid “adult questions.” Eek. We should also mention that Feldman and Herbert knew each other through mutual friend Michael Jackson. Anyhoo, Feldman allegedly had a restraining order against Herbert that required she stay at least six feet away from Feldman and his kid while in the house. An in-house restraining order? That’s genius. Putting all the pieces together … it would appear that Herbert violated her in-house restraining order, which led to the citizen’s arrest.

This stalking story makes our brains hurt. I’m sure we will hear more details soon. Corey is not the first famous person to have a crazy stalking incident. Our slideshow of celebrity stalkers will make you glad you aren’t famous. [TMZ]

Pawn Off Your Bling From Your Ex For Extra Cash

I have always been stumped about what to do with presents from exes. I have never been engaged so I haven’t had to deal with any seriously valuable or sentimental jewelry, but I have a couple of rocks that I just wasn’t sure what to do with. I think you should always offer to give presents of value back, that’s just the polite thing to do. But, if the dude says he wants you to have it, what else can a girl do but keep it? However, if the dude was a total bastard, then keeping the bling and booby-trapping his apartment is totally legit. Not that I have ever done that of course, just throwing the possibility out there…Anyway, I am not terribly sentimental, but sometimes (and I really do just mean sometimes as I look at my bracelet) a piece of jewelry reminds me of things I would much rather forget. But what do you do with that annoying Tiffany heart necklace? You can’t just throw it out? You could give it away, but it was so pricey it tugs my heart and wallet strings to get nothing in return. You could give it to a friend, but learn from my own personal awkward-Olympics experience, it’s really uncomfortable when you see her wearing what your dude gave you. Luckily for our repression, denial and wallets, Out Of Your Life.com is an easy way to pawn off gifts from your ex for cash. Keep reading »

Prince Refuses Hip Replacement ‘Cause It’s Against His Religion. Other Anti-Medicine Celebs.

For a long time, I was certain the artist formerly known as Prince (or is he Prince again? I get confused) was an alien. Turns out, he’s just a Jehovah’s Witness. After a lifetime of sexy dancing, the 50-something-year-old is in need of a double hip replacement, trading in his raspberry beret for a diamond-encrusted cane. But alas his highness has refused the surgery, citing his religious beliefs as his reason. Evidently, Jehovah’s Witnesses aren’t down with blood transfusions. [Celebitchy] — Or maybe he doesn’t want the doctors to discover his true alien identity? Hmmm.

After the jump, more celebs who have weird…er…unique views on medicine. Keep reading »

Have Bad Skin? Brush Your Stomach

When I went for a facial at Ildi Pekar last week, my aesthetician took one look at my skin and said, “You have stomach problems, don’t you?” Astounded, I was unsure as to whether this spa was just really thorough and had been spying on me for a week prior, or if she was psychic. “Oh, you know, kind of…” I replied, a bit too embarrassed to go into detail about WW III that goes on in my stomach on a daily basis (for the past ten years). She continued to tell me that people who suffer from constipation and improper digestion tend to display acne due to a lack of hydrochloric acid, which stalls the destruction of bacteria. I expected her to then tell me what doctors have been pushing on me for ages—eat whole grains, drink water, fiber, fiber, blah, blah. But then she explained that what I should be doing is brushing my stomach. Excuse me? Suggesting a body brush, which women often use to try to get rid of cellulite, you’re supposed to stroke the paddle in a large counterclockwise circle, about 12 times, once a day, to aid digestion. Weird? Yes. But if it’s a peace offering that may end WW III, I’m willing to give it a try. [$6, Nens Natural Body Brush, Bebeautiful.com] Keep reading »

Is It Hot Or Cold in Here Or Is It Me?

Dating to find the right person, i.e. kind, mentally healthy,and moderately good-looking, can be real challenge. So many nicely wrapped packages end up holding a lump of coal. Or a big pile of poo.

I thought I’d share several types to watch out for in the dating lottery game. Warning: not all bad ‘uns come stamped with “Loser” across their forehead. Too bad for us little girls getting our hearts broke. Again.

We’ll start with some lightweights (revealed in less than three dates) and work our way up to the big stinker (can suck up years of your life). Keep reading »

Can I Find Love If I’m Transgendered?

If you’re a woman in your mid-thirties, the dating scene is challenging enough. You’re conscious of feeling older, wrinkles become a reality, and you feel like your stock value as a potential wife has started to head south faster than the housing market. So in the past year, I decided it was high time I met a fabulous man. Keep reading »

Bad Dad Style: No More Golf Hats, Please

Every now and again, you see an older man dressed impeccably and wonder where the hell he came from and if he’s even from the same species as your own dad. Because sometimes your dad looks good, but more often than not, he’s woefully misguided in sweater vests, sock/sandal combos and those hideously unattractive pleated from khakis that dads everywhere seem to love so much.

My mom’s a pretty classy lady, so she’s beaten a vague sense of style into my dad over the twenty two years they’ve been married. But even though he’s lived two decades under the watchful eye of clothing nazi, every other time I turn around he’s wearing all sorts of fleece and even the occasional Teva sandal. Enough is enough. There are certain things that we as daughters just shouldn’t have to put up with. Keep reading »

Haute Germs: Are Handbags Making Us Sick?

With all the recent swine flu hoopla, even the most hygienically-lax of us have begun giving second thoughts to our cleanliness—soaping up for at least fifteen seconds, coughing into our elbows, and using antibacterial gel every time we enter a new room. There are endless opportunities to sterilize and re-sterilize, and it seems that we intend to use all of them as often as humanly possible. We’re nothing if not clean at this point, right? Well, true for our hands, but what about one of those other appendages women use just as much—our purse? Keep reading »

10 Things You Really Don’t Want To Do With Dad

You know how buying things like condoms and Monistat can be embarrassing? There’s one thing that makes either of those, or anything awkward and vaguely sexual, even more traumatizing: doing them with your dad.

Having bought my first bra with my father (I have no idea why that happened), I’m fairly well-versed in the sort of mortification that comes with such activities. It’s bad enough to buy your first box of tampons, and it only really gets worse when the guy who should never think about your lady parts is carrying them to the register. But purchasing tampons or training bras aren’t the only things you should leave dad out of. Keep reading »

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