Hey, even Mary Poppins needs to pay the bills. Maybe if the federal minimum wage were just a little bit higher, she wouldn’t have to quit! Leave it to Kristen Bell to combine musical theater and social justice. Just a $3 increase can make a living wage! [Funny Or Die]
Kristen Bell has awesome taste, though I think we all knew that already somewhere in our heart of hearts. In gearing up for the release of the “Veronica Mars” film, which I am oh so excited for, Kristen spoke with New York magazine about what inspires and influences her. She had some wise words to share about some of the finer things in life.
On “This American Life”:
Ira Glass proves that you don’t have to unroll the most salacious details immediately—as so much modern journalism does—or beg for your audience to listen. You can slowly captivate them.
Also, his voice is incredibly sexy, but that’s neither here nor there. Keep reading »
Famous parents are finally saying enough is enough when it comes to creepy paparazzi photos of their kids, and People has responded to the request for a change of policy with what is seemingly the most wishy-washy, off-target commentary they could come up with.
The magazine has announced that they will only publish photos of celebrity kids that their parents, in theory, agree to, such as at red carpet events. They claim they will no longer be using paparazzi photos of children, except for occasional “rare exceptions” (read: whenever they feel like it).
Is this response really any better than the magazine just ignoring the issue altogether and shamelessly continuing to fill their pages with Suri Cruise pictures like they always have? Keep reading »
“People ask, ‘Oh, well you’ve done some sexy material. Do you not want [your daughter] to see that?’ And I’m like, ‘My guess is if she’s anything like the other five billion people on the planet, she’s gonna grow up and enjoy sex, so I’m not gonna be shocked by that.’ I just think you’re setting yourself up for disaster if you try to keep them little. She’s gonna grow up. She has — newsflash! — a vagina, and she’s gonna figure it out one day, and more power to her.”
“Newsflash! A vagina!” should be Kristen Bell‘s new catchphrase. It’s refreshing to read about about a mother of a 10-month-old baby who is realistic, even supportive, of her child’s sexuality. And it’s an especially welcome counterpoint to all the parents, especially dads, who joke about how they’re going to scare away their daughters’ future boyfriends with a shotgun. [Us Weekly] [Image via WENN]
I never watched “Veronica Mars” during its heyday, but for the last year or so, I’ve caught episodes on SoapNet, airing after “Beverly Hills, 90210″ during the late afternoon. I was really enjoying these hours spent with Veronica and her crew, until Disney, the parent company that owns SoapNet, decided to pull the plug on the channel on New Year’s Eve. Womp womp. Well, I still have time to watch the rest of the series before the long awaited “Veronica Mars” movie hits theaters on March 14th. Meanwhile, the full movie trailer has arrived! Check it out above…
Attention “Veronica Mars” fans! Kristen Bell and Co. have been busy filming the flick, which raised some of its funds on Kickstarter, and they’re finally ready to show the show’s loyal following a preview of what to expect. Think before you click — there are spoilers in the interviews and scenes packed into the four minute video above. [The Mary Sue]
Not all rich and famous celebrity couples opt for million dollar weddings with loads of bells and whistles and other famous guests. Some couples, like Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell, choose to go for something more intimate. Specifically, the intimacy of tying the knot in front of a justice of the peace at City Hall. (Jessica and Kale, you’re so hip!) Apparently, when Dax and Kristen went to pick up their marriage license at the Beverly Hills County Clerk’s office an officiant offered to marry them on the spot — and because they’re awesome and chill and have no fucks to give besides the love they have for each other, they accepted. Now they’re married, just like that. No muss, no fuss! [Us Weekly]
Click onward to see 10 other celeb couples who had no frills courthouse/city hall weddings (at least the first time around)…