We were pretty impressed and surprised by the following facts about Jessica Simpson:
- Her style endeavors have been something of an undercover winner. Apparently, in 2010, her empire of fashion and cosmetics will net $750 million.
- She is the only celeb fashion entrepreneur to top $1 billion in annual sales.
- Her net worth is $100 million, but not for long … it’s expected to go way, way up.
- Next year, she’s expanding her brand even more to include a new sportswear line.
We knew that stuff was selling, but we didn’t realize it was really, really selling. [AOL] Keep reading »
Earlier this year, a guy wrote to Dear Wendy upset that his girlfriend wouldn’t take his last name if they got married. Wendy’s response? “You’re not a hard-line traditionalist or a domineering macho type? Good! Then you shouldn’t have a problem with taking your wife’s name if you feel so strong in your convictions that a family unit should share the same surname.” It’s still not common, per se, but more and more men are taking their wives’ names for a variety of reasons—because their wife is an only child, because they like the sound of her name better, or because they don’t have a great relationship with their own father. Interestingly, there are lots of barriers up for guys thinking of doing this; it’s only an option in eight states. And in California, a dude had to sue to get the right to make the change. “I had a rough childhood with my father,” says Michael Buday, explaining why he wanted to take his fiancee Diana Bijon’s last name. “We never really got along. Diana’s father stepped up, gave me career advice. He’s family.” [USA Today]
Earlier, I brought you female celebrities who took their husbands’ names. It got me thinking, are there any male stars who’ve taken their wives’ names? The answer is yes. Find out who after the jump. Keep reading »
You got that, celebs who are thinking about making a sex tape that may accidentally on purpose get leaked on the interwebs? Chelsea Handler thinks you should try to look like you’re having a good time and not like you’re about to take a shadoobs when you’re having sex on film. Good advice if I ever heard it. [NYMag.com]
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In honor of the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death, Rolling Stone has released his final interview, which took place just a few days before he was murdered on December 8, 1980. The interviewer, Jonathan Cott, never transcribed the tapes in the wake of John Lennon’s murder, and they remained in his closet for 30 years, until now. After the jump, some of the best quotes from John Lennon’s final interview—haunting, prolific, and inspiring. Keep reading »
If Gwyneth Paltrow can go country, Katy Perry can do it, too, dammit. Country ballad, to be exact. This version of “Firework” she performed on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” actually sounds kind of sweet.
Also, girlfriend has got some BANGLES. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »