“Kate Winslet gets all of the gritty roles. Understandably so—she is my idol and I just think she’s done it the right way. She is not only an amazing actress but she knows how to run her career and I respect her so much, but there’s got to be room for more women. I want more roles out there for women that have more colors and layers like men have.”
—Eva Mendes, narrowly avoiding sounding like she’s eating sour grapes [Fox News] Keep reading »
“I have wrinkles here [points to her forehead], which are very evident, and I will particularly say when I look at movie posters, ‘You guys have airbrushed my forehead. Please can you change it back?’ I’d rather be the woman they’re saying ‘She’s looking older’ about than ‘She’s looking stoned.’”
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When I heard a few months ago that pop star Jessica Simpson was considering a reality TV show about “real beauty,” I was thrilled. Finally! A celeb who sought to use the negative press attention towards her and spin it a positive way! In the wake of the offensive tabloid lynch mob over Simpson’s “mom jeans” weight gain, taking the high road seemed like a classy thing to do.
The details of said show are finally out: in a docu-series called “The Price of Beauty” for VH1, Simpson will travel around the world speaking to women about the lengths they go to to achieve physical perfection, including their diets, clothes and beauty regimens.
It does sounds like a cool premise for a TV program. But when I read Jessica’s statement regarding her show, I came to my senses about just who the feel-good, body-positive “messenger” is. Keep reading »
“I had to grow the hair down there. But because of years of waxing, as all of us girls know, it doesn’t come back quite the way it used to. They even made me a merkin — a wig — because they were so concerned that I might not be able to grow enough.”
— Kate Winslet to Allure, on the importance of authentic pubic hair for her role in “The Reader” [via AHN]
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Kate Winslet is suing the Daily Mail over comments the paper printed about her exercise regime. This isn’t the first time she’s sued a publication about statements regarding her body image, and we bet it won’t be the last. Kate’s “curvy girl” shape and healthy attitude about eating and exercise are as important a part of her image as puffy lips are to Angelina Jolie.
In a suit she filed for nearly $300,000 in libel damages, Kate claims an article in the Daily Mail “injured her personal and professional reputation.” The suit stems from the paper’s retort to a quote Kate had given to Elle about how she stays in shape. In the magazine, she said, “I don’t go to the gym because I don’t have time, but I do Pilates workout DVDs for 20 minutes or more every day at home.” In “Should Kate Winslet Win an Oscar for the World’s Most Irritating Actress?”, writer Liz Jones doubted this was actually Kate’s exercise routine, and speculated that the star probably had to work out a lot more to maintain her figure. Keep reading »
Kate Winslet, husband Sam Mendes, and their kids stroll down the sidewalk. [New York City, 4/28/09] Keep reading »
A new study in the Daily Mail U.K. shows that French women are the thinnest in Europe, yet they think they are too heavy, and British women are the biggest, but believe they’re too thin! And to make the Euro-study even more insulting and bizarre, the story is illustrated with pics of Kate Winslet and Audrey Tautou side by side; Winslet representing the big Brit, and Tautou the petite Parisian. Oh yeah, if Kate Winslet is chunky, then I’m Jabba The Hutt. And though Audrey is as thin as a very pretty french fry, she’s probably just a naturally slim lady. I can’t help but thinking this superficial study is a poke at Scottish Susan Boyle and the world’s obsession with her looks. Can’t we all just take a chill pill instead of a diet pill and stop spazzing over weight for a sec? [Daily Mail U.K.] Keep reading »
Scary Spice is a ‘fraidy cat. She’s starring in a Vegas burlesque show, but she won’t take her clothes off. Without the strip, she’s just a tease! Especially as a lingerie model who loves to get attention for her body, this seems like such a surprising decision. But she’s not the only celeb who thinks baring all is showing too much. Here’s a list of stars who agree with Melanie B and Janis from “The Muppets,” who famously said, “I won’t take my clothes off for anyone, even if it is artistic.”
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Kate Winslet has gotten naked for several movies, including “The Reader” and “Titanic,” and it seems that Hugh Hefner has evaluated her assets and think she’s Playboy material: “It’s a competitive market, more than it used to be, so she would be a most welcome addition in our pages.” The funny thing is, Hefner basically says this about any woman in the news. During Miley Cyrus’s Vanity Fair photo scandal, Hef invited her to strip for his magazine when she’s of legal age. After Lindsay Lohan posed naked mimicking Marilyn Monroe for New York magazine, Hefner reportedly wanted her to do a similar shoot for Playboy. Following her sexy GQ cover, Jennifer Aniston was reportedly approached by Hefner and offered $4 million to pose. Oh, and let’s not forget that he had hoped to get Sarah Palin as a centerfold. Hugh doesn’t seem to get it; Just because a woman will take off her clothes for “art” doesn’t mean she’ll take everything off for him. We’re going to take a wild guess and say that Winslet would never in a million years pose naked for Playboy — unless the economy gets even worse, of course. Keep reading »
Anyone can see the movie; only smarties read the book. This year all five nominees for Best Picture are
stolen from based on literary sources. We’re giving you a cheat sheet to all of Hollywood’s hippest reads.
“The Reader,” by Bernard Schlink (1995) is a former Oprah-fave. Now it’s an Oscar-nommed movie starring Ralph Fiennes and Kate Winslet in her Golden Globe-winning role as a German streetcar conductor who has nasty secrets and a penchant for teenage boys. Keep reading »