Salma Hayek looks kind of like an alien on the cover of V Spain. Which is fitting, because inside the magazine, she reveals that she was once living in the United States as an illegal alien. (Yeah, I don’t love that phrase, either. Sorry I had to use it to make that intro work.) “I was an illegal immigrant in the United States,” says Salma. “It was for a small period of time, but I still did it.” She doesn’t specify when exactly. It could be when she was a high school student at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Louisiana. (She headed back to Mexico for college.) Or during her early days in Hollywood. Keep reading »
After a bit of a hiatus, I reactivated my online dating account in July. I got lots of messages in those first few weeks, but only one person stood out to me as someone I might like to meet in person. Ryan* and I messaged back and forth a few times and then he suggested we meet for a drink. To make the arrangements, we switched to email and that’s how I learned his full name. Armed with that information, I did what I almost always do in advance of a first date — Google the person to make sure he’s not wanted by the FBI, a convicted rapist, or a Christian rock musician. Ryan* was none of these things, thank goodness, but I did stumble upon some other unsavory information during my research: his political views — which he expressed on an occasionally used Twitter account and in conversations with a couple friends on his Google Buzz page — were vastly different from mine. Things I believe strongly in, he believed strongly against and so forth. Clearly, I needed to cancel this date immediately. Keep reading »
One of our favorite things to do during the holidays is to take things that are already awesome — like chocolate brownies, kitty cats, and cocktails, for example — and make them even more awesome, usually by adding some marshmallows or mint chips and maybe a cute Christmas sweater to the former two. For the latter, Baileys usually does the trick, but then we found these peppermint cocktail stirrers and, oh my God, suddenly our lives — and our drinks — just got a bit more festive. Cheers, and happy holidays, everyone!
Wuh-woh. Some racy images of Christina Aguilera have leaked onto the interwebs. Some of the images show Xtina in what looks like glitzy bondage gear, holding pasties over her nips. Others show her in sheer shirts, breasts visible. And others show her pulling back her robe to reveal her undies. The images were apparently taken by Christina’s stylist—maybe somehow, the getups in these images were the beginning of tour costumes? Christina’s rep explains, “The photos of Christina Aguilera being leaked to the press were illegally obtained by a hacker who tapped into Christina’s personal stylist’s account. The photos were taken in the privacy of Ms. Aguilera’s home and were used only in a personal exchange between the star and her stylist. We are attempting to determine the identity of the hackers and will pursue them aggressively. Their conduct is reprehensible.” True dat. [NY Daily News, Egotastic] Keep reading »
“I do hope there will at some point be laws about how close they can get to children with cameras, because I think at some point, it’s gonna be clearer that it’s emotionally not healthy. … We try not to get them into the middle of it, but when they do, we just have to kind of smile and say, ‘Don’t worry, it’s not scary. They just like to take pictures.’ As a parent, the only thing you can do is try to make sure that they don’t feel it’s a threat, you don’t act like it’s a threat, and you just keep smiling so they don’t feel anything negative.”
—Angelina Jolie talks to Larry King about how she handles the paparazzi snapping photos of her kids. We wish there were a law against taking photos of kids too, Angie. Though it would deprive us of adorable Shiloh photos. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »