The cover of a recent issue of LOOK magazine features Rihanna looking, well, a little wonky, no? That’s because the photo of the singer is an exceptionally poor composite, cut and pasted together from two separate images. Rihanna’s head is from a photo taken on the red carpet of the “Battleship” premiere in Japan, while her body was from a photo shot at the Stella McCartney presentation at London Fashion Week. Oh, and her body was flip-flopped and her dress was colored pink instead of green. How creative! Why not just draw a picture of the Rihanna with crayons? Seriously. [Red Carpet Fashion Awards]
Sadly, while Photoshop is a necessary and helpful tool, it is often used to excess, especially when it comes to “perfecting” celebrity images. Just look at these other lovely celeb women who’ve suffered at the hands of an overeager Photoshopper.
Oh, Gerard Butler. Maybe Coachella isn’t the best place to go when you’re just a month out of rehab? The actor seemingly stayed sober while bouncing from party to party at the music festival, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t wild out in other ways. According to Page Six, Butler was quite the ladies’ man, even using one of the festival’s Porta Potties for a quick romp. Because nothing is hotter than a coffin-like space that smells like urine! Sexy. [Page Six]
Celebs — they’re just like us! Sometimes they can’t keep it in their pants and find themselves engaging in amorous activities in public. I’m not judging! I once gave a blow job in a bar stairwell. Here are a bunch of other celebs who have either supposedly been busted having sexual relations in public or have bragged about it.
Melissa Rycroft is perhaps best well-known for being proposed to and then dumped by “Bachelor” Jason Mesnick in favor of his runner-up. Since then, however, Rycroft has made the most of her unfortunate initial 15 minutes of fame, finishing third on “Dancing with the Stars,” marrying the boyfriend she had before “The Bachelor,” Ty Strickland, and, in 2011, starring in a reality show on CMT about their life together with baby daughter Ava, born in 2009.
But in the new issue of Us Weekly, Rycroft opens up for the first time about her battle with postpartum depression, telling the magazine that it started as soon as Ava was born. “Almost immediately I didn’t feel right,” she says. “I had just given birth to this perfect baby, but absolutely nothing made me happy anymore. I had no idea what was wrong. I had these great blessings, but I felt empty. I’d put Ava in her crib and go outside and scream for a minute.” Keep reading »
Yesterday, Beyonce quietly launched her own Tumblr, which features a bunch of personal photos from the last few years of life, pre-Blue Ivy. Basically, it is a place I want to go to, i.e. Beyonce’s life according to her Tumblr. There’s snugglin’ on a boat with Jay-Z! Gossiping with lil’ sis Solange! Playing in the sand with her nephew! Cigar smoking! Check out a few of my fave pics in this slideshow and then check out the rest at Beyonce’s official Tumblr.
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!