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]
At his San Antonio concert on Sunday, Kanye West stopped the show to reprimand an audience member for shouting at him to take off one of the masks — which admittedly is kinda creepy-looking — he wears onstage. Then he kicked her out of the arena. Because, in his words, he is “Kanye Motherfucking West.” He told her she can see his face on the Internet whenever she wants (true) and marveled at her supposed audacity for “tryin’ to tell me how to give you my art.”
Kanye then spent a good four minutes or so on an impulsive auto-tuned rant that compared him to Miles Davis, Tupac, and the Notorious B.I.G. (they’re all Geminis, after all, so he obviously shares their talents). Security then escorted the fan out, which some audience members protested. “Do I look like a motherfucking comedian?” Kanye asked. No, Kanye, “comedian” is definitely not that word I’d use to describe you. [Gawker]
Model and actress Gal Gadot is set to play the coveted role of Wonder Woman in “Man of Steel 2.” From the cover of the New York Post to a role in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, the 28-year-old has definitely seen her share of exciting moments in the spotlight — but something tells me Wonder Woman will be her biggest moment yet. Here are a few things to know about the Israeli beauty:
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Paul Walker’s untimely death last weekend left most of us genuinely shocked and saddened. Some people posted sweet messages on Walker’s Facebook page, others brought flowers to the crash site, but the employees at an LA Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf had a very different reaction: they set out two tip jars labeled with the titles of popular Paul Walker movies, encouraging customers to vote for their favorites with cash. The supremely tacky move was called out by none other than Jason Biggs, who happened to see the jars and tweeted the above photo to the Coffee Bean Twitter account, along with the message, “Umm, am I crazy, or does this seem exploitive [sic] and in poor taste?” The company was appropriately horrified. “This is completely inconsistent with our brand values and the jars have since been removed,” said a Coffee Bean spokesperson. “Our thoughts and condolences remain with the many friends and family of Paul Walker during this difficult time.” [Buzzfeed]
One Direction has posted a video of their workout routine, and it’s every bit as adorable and energetic as you’d think. Harry Styles, who says he’s “training to be Thor,” let’s us all in on his Bikram yoga routine. Hot yoga? I’m impressed. These guys are simply too cute. GIF after the jump! [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
David and Victoria Beckham may be mega-famous and strikingly beautiful, but they also happen to have giant hearts. Victoria Beckham tweeted today that she’s selling her shoes to raise money for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. She tweeted, “Big clear out of my shoes, on sale tomorrow in aid of @BritishRedCross #ShopDrop,” with a photo of a mountain of gorgeous shoes of every size and color. The Spice Girl and her family donated clothes as well, and they’re encouraging fans to do the same. The shoes will be a part of the British Red Cross’s shop drop, a program that encourages people to donate quality clothes and other items to shops throughout the U.K. More information about the sale is available here if you’re near local and would like to support a great cause. [Red Cross; People]