With big stars like Zooey Deschanel signing on for television shows, it seems like the small screen is the place to be. Today, I read about two other unexpected faces who will be appearing on the boob tube soon. First, Oscar winner Halle Berry is attached to a new TV series called “Higher Learning” that is being pitched to both Showtime and HBO and is expected to be picked up by one of them. Not too much is known about the show beyond Halle’s involvement and the fact that she would play a college professor in it. Also fascinating—Gavin Rossdale, aka the frontman of Bush and husband of Gwen Stefani, has signed on for a role on USA’s “Burn Notice.” Keep reading »
Love was in the air this week in Hollywood–or so it seems! TooFab enlisted body language expert Toni Coleman to decipher what’s really up with these seemingly lovey-dovey couples.
So are Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy really head-over-heels? What about Jessica Alba and Cash Warren? Check out what Coleman says. It may surprise you!
Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez: “They look a bit detached,” says Coleman. “She looks like she’s putting on a happy face, he looks like he doesn’t want to be there.” Read more… Keep reading »
“I feel like she’s black. I’m black and I’m her mother and I believe in the one-drop theory. I’m not going to put a label on it. I had to decide for myself and that’s what she’s going to have to decide – how she identifies herself in the world. And I think, largely, that will be based on how the world identifies her. That’s how I identified myself. But I feel like she’s black.”
– Halle Berry on daughter Nahla’s race in Ebony magazine. For those of you who are not familiar, the one-drop theory is that people with partial amounts of African ancestry are considered black. The origins of the term are interesting. The one-drop rule was passed in many states in the 1920s, saying that people with one-eighth to one-quarter of African ancestry (depending on state law) could be considered legally white. This quote from Halle is particularly timely, as sources told TMZ that her ex and baby daddy, Gabriel Aubry — with whom she’s engaged in a bitter custody fight — “would go nuts” when she referred to Nahla as black. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »
While the world anxiously awaits tomorrow’s Oscar nomination announcements, the Razzies understand that the suspense is just too much for us to bear. And so they have announced their nominees for the worst movies of 2010. Battling it out in the the Worst Picture category are: “The Bounty Hunter,” “The Last Airbender,” “Sex and the City 2,” “Vampires Suck,” and “Twilight: Eclipse,” which, for the record, I think was significantly less terrible than the aforementioned four. For Worst Actor, Jack Black, Gerard Butler, Ashton Kutcher, Taylor Lautner, and Robert Pattinson all got headshakes. (I choose that word because it is basically the opposite of ‘nod.’) Worst Actress will go to Jennifer Aniston, Miley Cyrus, Megan Fox, Kristen Stewart, or the “SATC 2″ foursome. Also fascinating: Jessica Alba is quadruple nominated in the Worst Supporting Actress category.
The Razzie Awards will go down on February 26. So will Jessica, Jennifer, Gerard, or Robert make an appearance to accept their award in person? We can only hope. To encourage them to embrace this dishonor, a look at other stars who accepted their Razzies on camera. Keep reading »
Helen Mirren is one of those people who, when she talks, you listen. This Tuesday, the Dame received the Sherry Lansing Leaderships Award — so named for the former CEO of Paramount Pictures — at The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual Women in Entertainment breakfast. Although consummately gracious for receiving her award, Helen criticized the subtle sexism of Hollywood, which puts older actresses out to pasture while keeping older male actors in the stables and produces films that “worship at the altar of the 18- and 25-year-old male and his penis.” Helen’s summation? “Quite small, I always think.”
After the jump, a transcript of Helen’s speech: Keep reading »