Famous parents are finally saying enough is enough when it comes to creepy paparazzi photos of their kids, and People has responded to the request for a change of policy with what is seemingly the most wishy-washy, off-target commentary they could come up with.
The magazine has announced that they will only publish photos of celebrity kids that their parents, in theory, agree to, such as at red carpet events. They claim they will no longer be using paparazzi photos of children, except for occasional “rare exceptions” (read: whenever they feel like it).
Is this response really any better than the magazine just ignoring the issue altogether and shamelessly continuing to fill their pages with Suri Cruise pictures like they always have? Keep reading »
Actor life is rough, especially when you’re suddenly expected to gain 15 pounds for a starring movie role around the same time you’ll be meeting the president. You know, typical stuff. Watch Bradley Cooper tell Ellen the story of his awkward encounter at the White House sans underoos. Also, please note that when referring to the tuxedo he wore to the Golden Globes, he says he just “threw it in the bag.” Is that a dude thing? Is it just a charming, low-key actor thing? Like, when was the last time you haphazardly tossed expensive formal wear into a duffel or something? Either way, he’s almost too charismatic to stare at directly — might blind us all. [ABC News]
Justin Bieber is melting. The figure of the pop star at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York City has been groped and otherwise manhandled by so many fans that it’s starting to deteriorate. The figure has no barricades or ropes blocking it off, leaving fans free to hug, photograph, and questionably caress a waxy Bieber all day long. That much attention from so many grimy hands has withered the faux-Biebs and forced the museum remove it from public display. Much like the real-life Bieber, the model’s damage “no longer does justice either to the star or to the attraction.” Bret Pidgeon, the museum’s general manager, hopes that “we can welcome a new ‘grown-up’ Justin back to the attraction in the near future.” No rush, guys. [New York Post] [Image via WENN]
Patti LaBelle, whom most of us would consider to fit squarely into the “history-making power divas” category, isn’t too fond of the d-word anymore. According to LaBelle:
“That word is used so loosely that I don’t even consider myself a diva. I always considered myself a woman who sings her heart out and who gives 120 percent. ‘Diva’ is a word that I wouldn’t wanna call myself because it’s so loosely used. It’s not cute anymore.”
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Oprah is nothing if not efficient, even when it comes to her modeling habits. When she shoots her O Magazine covers, she plows through three issues in one day. According to the New York Post, however, Oprah tired of all that posing and plans to retire her face from the magazine soon. What a bummer! Without her talk show every weekday as a reminder of her presence, there’s something strangely comforting about seeing her smiling on the magazine rack in the supermarket checkout line. Or maybe that’s just me. And maybe that’s also sort of creepy. I guess so many years as a cover girl just tires you out. Here’s hoping she changes her mind [Huffington Post]