Posts tagged "elizabeth banks"

Celebrity Lifestyle Gurus & Their Brands, Ranked

The most compelling part of celebrity culture is when these people decide that the best way to share their dubious “gift” of existing and being alive is to branch out into lifestyle brands. Why limit yourself to starring in movies and being photographed in yoga pants walking your dog when you can throw everything you…

By: Megan Reynolds / February 2, 2015

The First Trailer For The “Wet Hot American Summer” Series Is Here!

In case you haven’t heard, “Wet Hot American Summer” is making a comeback — in Netflix form! The eight-episode miniseries will tell follow the story of the very first day at Camp Firewood in the summer of ’81. Original stars Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd and Elizabeth Banks will return for the series, and…

By: Claire Hannum / January 28, 2015

Frisky Rant: “Walk Of Shame”‘s Problematic Plot Shames Sex Workers & Drug Addicts For Cheap Laughs

Oh, I wanted to like “Walk Of Shame.” I wanted to love it. What’s not to love about a movie starring Elizabeth Banks, Gillian Jacobs and Tig Notaro? I was ready for a hilarious rom-com starring several of my favorite funny ladies.

Instead, in the screening room, I sat next to my friend…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 2, 2014

Elizabeth Banks Will Direct “Pitch Perfect 2″

Elizabeth Banks will make her directorial debut on “Pitch Perfect 2.” Yes, there is going to be a sequel! [Hollywood Reporter]
Heidi Klum has split from her bodyguard boyfriend. [People]
It wouldn’t be “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” if Kim wasn’t trying to freak out her brother Rob with breast milk. [Gossip

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 27, 2014

Elizabeth Banks Is Having The Worst Morning After In The “Walk Of Shame” Trailer

The walk of shame doesn’t have to be so bad — but then we wouldn’t have “Walk Of Shame,” would we? Elizabeth Banks stars in the new rom-com about a reporter who is up for a news anchor position, but gets stranded in downtown Los Angeles after a hookup (with James Marsden, mmm) the morning…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 16, 2014

Style Stealer: Elizabeth Banks Is Ready For Spring

Here we have Elizabeth Banks modeling the perfect outfit for spring weekends: comfy chambray shirt, cuffed colored jeans, simple sandals, fabulous handbag, and ridiculously huge sunglasses. She wore this ensemble to the hair salon, but you could wear it to brunch with friends, wandering around the farmers’ market, thrift shopping, traffic court, or wherever else…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 4, 2013

Celebs Are “Genetically Superior Human Beings,” Elizabeth Banks Confesses

I think, a true disservice what’s going on right now with all these celebrity moms … [F]irst of all, I just want to remind people that celebrities generally are genetically superior human beings on a certain level anyway … they’re mostly thin, you know, they’ve got trainers, they work out, they’ve got money, they’ve got…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 21, 2013

Elizabeth Banks Producing Feminist Sitcom About Women’s Studies Professor & Playboy Bunnies

Oh squee of squees! Elizabeth Banks from “Wet Hot American Summer” and “30 Rock” is producing a sitcom for CBS about “the culture clash as a feminist professor rooms with Playboy Bunnies and they all struggle for their own sort of empowerment.” I’m over Playboy Bunnies as a pop cultural discussion point for feminism.

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 10, 2012

Elizabeth Banks Stands Up For Planned Parenthood

Actress Elizabeth Banks continues to be a magical unicorn from my dreams with this just-released video in support of Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign. Banks talks about why she supports Planned Parenthood — when she was a broke college graduate they helped regulate her heavy flow! — and Obama’s overall support for women’s health care.

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2012

Well Played: Elizabeth Banks And The Amazing Technicolor Dream Dress

Elizabeth Banks brought a little Effie Trinket flamboyancy to her non-“Hunger Games” life yesterday, donning this amazing zig-zag print dress with colorblocked platform pumps. It’s a lot of look, but thanks to her super-simple makeup, chic haircut, and lack of accessories, it totally works. Also can we talk about this woman’s skin for a second?

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 27, 2012

Well Played: Elizabeth Banks “Expects” Excellence

You know, I never took Elizabeth Banks to be particularly on-point fashion-wise. And then she killed it earlier this week by wearing a gorge and very structural Mary Katrantzou dress to the Met Costume Institute Ball. Here, at a New York screening for her new film “What To Expect When You’re Expecting,” Banks follows it…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 10, 2012

Elizabeth Banks Thanks Birth Control Pills For Her Son

Just over a year ago, my son Felix was born via gestational surrogacy. He came out of me nine months early and because of my broken belly, his babycake was baked in a wonderful angel’s oven and now — I can’t believe it — he’s a year old and walking. He has expanded my capacity…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 12, 2012

Elizabeth Banks Calls Sex A “Horrifyingly Embarrassing Act”

“Well, it’s a fairly ridiculous act. I mean, let’s be honest: It’s a very primal thing that you’re doing and it involves, you know—it’s what they call bumping uglies, which sort of puts it in the right place. It’s a horrifyingly embarrassing act. It’s the most vulnerable you can be as a person, I think.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 29, 2011

Elizabeth Banks And Chelsea Handler Get Mistaken For Each Other Often

On Monday, Chelsea Handler tweeted, “Elizabeth Banks is on tonight’s show, so all my dreams have come true; I can now say I’ve interviewed myself.” Sure they do look a bit alike in that both-have-shoulder-length-blonde-hair-and-angular-faces way, but apparently people confuse them all the time? In last night’s interview, Chelsea divulged that the compariso…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 17, 2011

Elizabeth Banks On The Over-The-Top Female Comedy She Wrote Before “Bridesmaids”

“The studio execs were like, ‘People don’t want to see girls [in the bathroom].’ And I was like, ‘I’m writing from experience! You go to a club and you have to wait in a huge line, so people double up. And, yes, you think you’re only going to take a little pee, but sometimes some…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 3, 2011

“The Hunger Games”: Who’s Been Cast Already & Who We’d Like To See Cast Next!

This weekend, I finished Mockingjay, the third and final book in The Hunger Games trilogy. I had to put the book down multiple times so I could cry and then, at the end, I cried again because it was all over and I couldn’t go back in time to when I hadn’t read them yet…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 19, 2011

Elizabeth Banks Almost Makes Me Want To Be A Surrogate

“I have been very fortunate in life both professionally and personally … The one true hurdle I’ve faced in life is that I have a broken belly. After years of trying to get pregnant, exploring the range of fertility treatments, all unsuccessful, our journey led us to gestational surrogacy … From that came two miracles.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 31, 2011

Quickies: Elizabeth Banks Has A Baby Boy & Check Out Amber Rose’s Nipple Rings

“30 Rock”‘s Elizabeth Banks has welcomed a son, Felix, via a surrogate. [Oh No They Didn’t!]
Barry Bonds’ former mistress, Kimberly Bell, told a jury the baseball player threatened to cut off her head, cut out her breast implants, and burn her house down after he began using steroids. Yikes. Bonds is currently…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 30, 2011

Elizabeth Banks To Play Tinkerbell

Tinkerbell first appeared in a 1920s silent film adaptation of the classic “Peter Pan” and since then this famous fairy has taken on many different incarnations. Now the little ball of glitter is getting her own movie. Elizabeth Banks will be putting on the wings for a live-action romantic comedy, “Tink,” centered on the rascally…

By: Kelli Bender / July 15, 2010

Who Is Elizabeth Banks, Anyway?

With several movies out in the past year, and a few about the hit the big screen in time for the holiday rush, Elizabeth Banks is finally getting the attention she deserves. Over the years she’s had a bunch of smaller roles in movies such as “Spiderman”, “Catch Me If You Can”, and “The 40-Year-Old…

By: Leigh Raines / October 22, 2008