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Believe it or not, this stately gentleman is actually Glenn Close. This photo is from the set of her new film, “Albert Nobbs,” the story of an Englishwoman in the 1800s who dressed as a man to get a job as a butler. She’s been working on making this passion project a reality for the last 10 years. Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Mia Wasikowska and Aaron Johnson have also signed on. Sounds like an all-star cast. [Huffington Post]
A couple months ago, I went to either Walmart or Target to buy some house stuff. While I was there, I wandered through the women’s clothing section. I saw a pair of black sweatpants, and since that’s a staple of my professional blogger wardrobe, I grabbed them without trying them on and threw them in my shopping cart. So, this morning, I (sorry!) sit down on the toilet, look down, and see the label on the back of the sweatpants for the first time. At first, I thought I was misreading what I was seeing. But I hadn’t. The label read: “MILEY CYRUS.” The horror, the horror! I would rather die than be caught wearing anything by Miley Cyrus, and now I had been wearing Miley Cyrus for months. It was like the time I checked out a pair of hot high-heeled shoes, and then realized they were made by … Jessica Simpson. What designers would you never, ever wear? Keep reading »
Years ago, my now ex-boyfriend and I broke up right around Christmas. He was possessive, verbally abusive, controlling, and insanely jealous. He had serious anger issues, so there was no way we could remain friends. One particular day THREE MONTHS after the breakup, he called me the C word in a Facebook status. I texted him asking why he posted that and for the next hour he called me every name in the book and said he wished he’d never met me. The last thing he said to me was, “I’m going to go the rest of my life without talking to you and I’m okay with that.” I blocked him on Facebook and haven’t spoken to him since. Fast forward to present day and I’m dating a wonderful man whom I’m going to marry. I’m the happiest I’ve been in my whole life. Last week, however, I got a friend request … from my ex. I figured he just made a new profile, ignored the request, and forgot about it. A week later, as I was walking into work, one of my coworkers said someone was just here looking for me, and introduced himself as “the psycho ex.” Part of me wants to ask him why he’s trying to get back in touch with me and to ask him to stop, the other part of me wants to keep ignoring him in hopes this will stop on its own. And I haven’t even attempted to tell my current boyfriend for fear that he will confront him himself. Wendy, help! — Extremely weirded out!
We regular folks aren’t the only ones who get pink-slipped. Stars of Hollywood get canned from their jobs, too. On Friday, “Ghost World” and “American Beauty” actress Thora Birch learned she’d been fired from an off-Broadway show, “Dracula,” in which she was the star. Did we mention it was only four days before performances were to begin?
The director claims that Thora was fired because her father and manager, Jack Birch (a former porn star), threatened another actor for rubbing his daughter’s back during a scene. Director Paul Alexander, claims Jack told the actor, “Listen, man, I’m trying to make this easier on you – don’t touch her” and that actor felt “physically threatened.” But the Birch family claims Thora was fired because they weren’t happy with her performance. Thora herself is super confused about what went down. “For three weeks I was just doing my thing, and everything I hear was positive, that the work I was doing was wonderful,” she told The New York Times. “Maybe it’s some kind of misunderstanding. … I’m totally in a state of shock over this, I still can’t believe it.” Thora is now being replaced by Emily Bridges, the daughter of actor Beau Bridges. [New York Times]
Poor Thora! But she’s not the only star who’s been fired from a role. Let’s take a look at other stars who’ve rocked Hollywood’s unemployment line.