There are pretty much three roles for actresses in mainstream movies—the ingenue, the quirky best friend, or the mother—and all other actresses get sent to the glue factory. Some actresses enjoy diverse careers, like Meryl Streep, Judi Dench and Helen Mirren, who’ve always been cast in deep roles regardless of their age. But they are the exception.
In 2009, something highly unusual happened: newcomer Gabby Sidibe, a plus-sized black woman who looks like no one in Hollywood, starred in “Precious”; Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep both starred in multiple hits; and the truly “crazy” part is, several mainstream movies starring female leads grossed more than movies starring male leads. Keep reading »
There’s no denying that in Hollywood, you are what you wear. In fact, everyone is so well styled that it’s often hard to tell the normals from the celebs (okay, that size two girl being followed by paparazzi? Yeah, she’s famous).
Yet, we gotta love LaLa land for its diverse and plentiful shopping areas. Hit up Beverly Hills for super luxe labels, Robertson for start gazing and fancy boutiques, or Melrose for funky thrift shops. Whether you’re looking for California-cool style or the latest celebrity trend, our list of Los Angeles shops will have you covered. Keep reading »
“See it with someone you ****.” Well, that‘s a movie tagline I haven’t seen before. The movie is Steven Soderbergh’s “The Girlfriend Experience,” which takes a peek behind the curtain at the real life of a high-end call girl. The movie’s star? Sasha Grey, a porn star. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
[Orlando Bloom rocks out with his microphone out on the LA nightclub set of "Sympathy for Delicious," in which he plays a rock star who turns into a faith healer, and in this scene beats up a bandmate in a wheelchair, 2/5/09, Splash News.] Keep reading »
Depending on whom you ask, Perez Hilton is either the “Queen of All Media” or the proprietor of “Hollywood’s Most-Hated Website.” Born Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr., in Miami, Florida, to Cuban parents, the 30-year-old actor-turned-blogger runs the celebrity gossip site that has redefined Hollywood coverage. Whether he’s adding splooging penises to photos of stars’ faces or shoving Lance Bass and Neil Patrick Harris kicking and screaming out the closet, Hilton has neatly positioned himself alongside the infamous to become a virtual celebrity. After the jump, the notorious blogger talks about his new book, how to blog, and who should play him — and his love interest — in his biopic. Keep reading »
Stripper turned Academy Award-winning “Juno” screenwriter Diablo Cody has returned to ranting on her MySpace page, and this one’s a doozy. After she climbed out of Midwestern obscurity to win an Oscar, work with Spielberg, and garner the attention of the international media, the former blogger found herself a target for those who didn’t appreciate her writing abilities, her pole dancing skills, or her ascent to the top of the Hollywood pile. Keep reading »
“When you call us a bitch, we take it to mean strong, opinionated, and sassy. When you call us the c-word, you better cross the street.” — Debi Mazar [Esquire] Keep reading »
Marriage is so out this wedding season! Only Mariah Carey is doing it, that’s how over it is. After a nuptial-less summer — not even Kate Moss made it down the aisle — we started noticing the new Hollywood trend. Longterm partnerships (sans diamonds, splashy affairs, and cheesy photos) are the must-have Ray-Ban Wayfarers of relationships! After both had failed marriages, hippie generation icons Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been going at it, without making it official, for 25 years. In an interview, Goldie claimed their secret to success is, “knowing I can walk out at any moment…that keeps things fresh.” And after going through the pain of divorce, many stars seem to agree.
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In the September issue of Best Life, “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm, who plays ad exec Don Draper on the show, reveals that before he hit it big in Hollywood, he worked as a set dresser on soft-core porn movies. “It seemed like a wonderful way to spend 12 hours a day, five days a week for $150 a day … nonunion, no benefits. … Hollywood, baby!” he recalls. Nowadays, Hamm’s not alone. More than a few Hollywood players got their start working in the X-rated industry–and they aren’t ashamed to admit it. After the jump, find out who made their mark in Porn Valley. Keep reading »
PETA announced today the winners of their annual sexiest vegetarian celebrities online vote, and singer Leona Lewis and the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Anthony Kiedis were the winners. Now, I’m a vegetarian and find myself very annoying. I worry about my friends always have to think, “Is there anything for Catherine to eat here?” when deciding on a place for dinner, and that makes me feel bad. If I were a celebrity, though, all of my friends would be vegetarians. Seriously. The list of female actresses in the running for the sexiest vegetarian award included 90 names. Here are 12 vegetarians who I wouldn’t mind befriending. Tofu anyone? [PETA] Keep reading »