Prepare to be flabbergasted! Shocked! You’ll likely exclaim “Say what?! They aren’t one and the same?!” more than once. Until the making of this slideshow, I sincerely thought Bryce Dallas Howard and Jessica Chastain were the same person. I also had to triple check that I could actually tell Nina Dobrev and Victoria Justice apart — there’s a small chance I’m still wrong. Let’s all get on the same page — here is a comprehensive guide to celebrity look-alikes.
Earlier this month, Jennifer Aniston popped into a vintage lighting store in New York City and dropped $20,000 on lights for her LA mansion (meanwhile, in Real People Land, we’re debating whether or not to drop 30 bucks on a lamp from IKEA). Obviously $20K is nothing when you’re a super rich celebrity like Aniston, who earned an estimated $28 million last year. Jen’s not the only celeb flexing her buying power. Click through to check out 10 other mind-boggling celebrity shopping sprees… [Us Weekly]
Kristin Chenoweth may look perfect and perky, but she has a secret. A secrethoarding problem. The “GCB” star was on “Ellen” this week and confessed to having a large stockpile of quarters. “I love quarters,” she squealed. “I obsess on saving them…. I have jars of quarters. I stash them away and the minute I get home from a shopping trip or any trip, I put all the quarters away and I save the quarters.” Apparently, her need for quarters is linked to a deep fear of being without change at the laundromat. I can so relate. Kristin is sadly not the only famous face with a dirty hoarding secret.
Click through to meet some other celebrity hoaders…
Last night, “an unidentified woman” flour-bombed Kim Kardashian at a red carpet event in Hollywood. Paramedics were called to the scene as a precaution, but the only things injured were her hair, clothing and makeup. Kim refused treatment and instead made a joke: “I said to my makeup artist, I wanted more powder and that’s a whole lot of translucent powder right there.” Bada-boom! Hotel security detained the feisty flour-bomber, but released her after Kim declined to press charges. She’s so magnanimous, that one. We’re glad she wasn’t harmed. Kim isn’t the only celeb who has survived a public “bombing” (I’m talking, of course, about bombs made out of non-hazardous materials). Click through to see some more celebrities who got bombed. [People]
Well, that’s all it takes to change my world, at least. The Tumblr blog, One Tiny Hand, is one tiny step for hands, one giant leap for mankind. Amelia alerted me to its existence this morning and I feel like Neil Armstrong when he first set foot on the moon. It’s a whole new universe. One Tiny Hand features famous people with, well, one tiny hand. The photoshop work is so exquisite and masterful. The images so … arresting. I can’t look away. I particularly enjoy this image of Kim Kardashian tucking her hair behind her ear with her tiny hand. Delightful. Click through to see a few more of my favorite tiny hand masterpieces. [One Tiny Hand]
Geez ladies, by now we should all know that referring to anything other than rape as “rape” is just a bad idea. It trivializes what rape actually is and manages to make you look like a complete buffoon. And that’s exactly what Courtney Love did when she claimed the Muppets — the friggin’ Muppets! — “raped” the memory of Kurt Cobain by using Nirvana’s song “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in their movie.
Well, it’s a little more complicated than that. According to TMZ, half of Courtney Love’s rights to Cobain’s music was sold to a company called Primary Wave Music, which gave the Muppets movie permission to use the song. Also, the two surviving members of Nirvana, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, gave their permission as well. And Dave Grohol is in the movie. This sounds like another case of What The Hell Are You Talking About, Courtney Love? [TMZ]
Courtney Love is only the latest in a long and tacky line of celebs who’ve used the word “rape” insensitively. Click through our gallery of shame!
Here’s another one to add to our list of favorite Tumblrs: “Awesome People Reading,” a photo blog documenting–you guessed it–awesome people reading! From ’50s film stars and first ladies to teen idols and rappers, everyone’s getting in on the reading action. Click through to see some of our favorites… [Awesome People Reading]
Before I proceed to massage your throbbing ovaries with photos of adorable kids, let me explain what I mean by “big, serious” celebrity babies. “Big, serious baby” is a phrase Ami uses to describe babies who are not necessary large in size (although it helps) but have a weighty seriousness to their demeanor. Some babies are super giggly and smiley and then some babies look like they found out they owe $20,000 in back taxes or have just finished reading Angela’s Ashes. Personally, I think a big, serious baby is almost cuter than a smiley baby, but let’s face it, they’re all adorable and I’ll take one of each! So, here are some of Hollywood’s most big, serious babies, thinking big, serious thoughts.
There was once a time when a woman’s pregnant belly was shrouded in over-sized fabric, concealed from the world. Nowadays, pregnancy is a good excuse to rock even tighter clothes to emphasize the growing waistline (“That’s not a burrito, that’s a baby!”) or, if you’re famous, to chuck the cover-ups entirely and show off your swelling belly on the cover of a magazine. Jessica Simpson did just this for this month’s issue of ELLE. Oh, and by the way, it’s a GIRL! Jessica’s hardly the first to strike a preggo cover pose. We can thank Demi Moore for this particular pose. Vanity Fair 1991 anyone? Click through to see some other sexy stars who’ve graced magazine covers while with child. [People]