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Huffington Post Wows With These “Garden State” Infographics

Garden State

The much-loved movie “Garden State” turned a decade old on Monday and to celebrate the Huffington Post put together some epic charts to demonstrate what solid life lessons we can take from the film. “Garden State” is pretty damn great (or at least easy to poke fun at), so let’s reflect on the infinite abyss with these giggle-worthy images after the jump … (You can see the full set at the link!) [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Natalie Portman: Feminism Shouldn’t Be “Macho”

“I want every version of a woman and a man to be possible. I want women and men to be able to be full-time parents or full-time working people or any combination of the two. I want both to be able to do whatever they want sexually without being called names. I want them to be allowed to be weak and strong and happy and sad – human, basically. The fallacy in Hollywood is that if you’re making a ‘feminist’ story, the woman kicks ass and wins. That’s not feminist, that’s macho. A movie about a weak, vulnerable woman can be feminist if it shows a real person that we can empathize with.”

I love Natalie Portman: she’s intelligent, passionate, gorgeous, and she’s been in some incredible movies (and some real stinkers, to be fair). Here’s her definition of feminism, as told to her “Thor” costar Tom Hiddleston in Elle UK, and I can really get behind it! So many people erroneously believe that feminism is about forcing women to behave “like men,” stripping away all femininity and pooh-poohing “female” things. They don’t seem to understand that attitude is just another way of privileging the masculine and male. A story doesn’t have to be told in a traditionally “male” way for it to be feminist and a woman doesn’t have to become just like a man in order to succeed. Feminism is about having the opportunities for everyone to be who we want, rather than letting gender roles restrict us.  [Elle UK]

Celeb Style Poll: Who Was The Best Dressed Star Of The Week?

Celeb Style Poll: Who Was The Best Dressed Star Of The Week?

So many Well Played fashion moments this week, so little time. Natalie Portman and Sarah Jessica Parker brought out the big guns for the New York City Ballet Fall Gala (someday I hope to be fancy enough to be invited to a “gala” or some sort), Eva Mendes looked radiant at Vanidades’s Icons of Style Gala, Miranda Kerr worked it the opening night of Romeo & Juliet on Broadway, and Blake Lively rocked a cool pantsuit situation at the Beauty in Wonderland event in Milan. Which star do you think was the best dressed of the week?

Who Was The Best Dressed Star Of The Week?

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Natalie Portman To Play Lady MacBeth?

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A Dior ad with Natalie Portman has been banned over Photoshop. Read More »
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  • Natalie Portman has supposedly signed on to play Lady Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender in a new “Macbeth” remake. If having once been in a film with Ashton Kutcher and playing a Shakespearean lead is not versatility, I don’t know what is. [The Film Stage]
  • Don’t send Kim Kardashian and Kanye West baby gifts! Not that you were going to, anyway, after you spent $730 on that ice bucket from her and Kris Humphries’ registry. [TMZ]
  • Emma Stone is starring in Woody Allen’s next film, which, like “Midnight In Paris,” will be filmed in France. [Vanity Fair]
  • Listen to “Jerk Ribs,” a new track from Kelis’ upcoming album, appropriately enough titled FOOD. [Flavorwire]
  • This weatherman kept going despite a case of the hiccups. What a champ. [NPR] Keep reading »

Natalie Portman’s Dior Mascara Ad Banned In The UK

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Magazine cover of Azealia Banks with a condom is getting banned. Read More »
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Dakota Fanning's ad for Marc Jacobs was deemed too provocative. Read More »
Tavi On Photoshop Ban
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She's not sure how effective Seventeen's pledge will be. Read More »

I’m pretty much apathetic in the face of Photoshop. It’s an annoying (and undeniably rampant) practice for sure, but at this point I’m just like, “duh, nobody looks like that.” It’s ridiculous! But if there’s one variety of photo-altering that really, truly baffles me, it’s in the case of beauty advertisements. Are we seriously supposed to look at an ad and say, “Wow, that foundation looks great, I want to try it,” when the model has not only been subjected to hours of professional hair and makeup but has also been Photoshopped to the point of no recognizable human features? Keep reading »

13 Celebs Who’ve Dropped Serious Pounds For Roles

Looks like Matthew McConaughey is the latest in a long line of celebs to drop a pretty shocking amount of weight for a role. In recent days McConaughey has been spotted around Austin looking downright frail after losing at least 30 pounds on a liquids-only diet to prep for a movie called “The Dallas Buyers Club.” As the actor recently explained to Larry King: “It takes a while for your body to understand that it has to feed off of itself and that you’re not going to give it something else from the outside.” Damn. Suddenly we really want a donut.

So, what other celebs have gone to dieting extremes for the sake of their craft? Who lost the most? How did they do it? Check out our gallery to find out! [Huffington Post]

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Matthew McConaughey wed his longtime girlfriend Camila Alves. Read More »

Natalie Portman Is A Blonde!

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  • Whoa, Natalie Portman has gone blonde. What do we think of her new locks? [People]
  • Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong lost his shit on stage during the band’s set at the I Heart Radio Music Festival. Afterward, after apologizing for his behavior, Armstrong checked into rehab for undisclosed reasons. [PopCrush, Dlisted]
  • Katie Holmes apparently called up her ex and former “Dawnson’s Creek” co-star Joshua Jackson to “catch up” after she split from Tom Cruise. [Us Weekly]
  • Lady Gaga doesn’t give a fuck if you think she’s fat now. [Radar Online] Keep reading »

Would You Be Happy Attending Natalie Portman’s All-Vegan Wedding?

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Natalie Portman and her dashing husband Benjamin Millepied had a beautiful wedding, and one that strictly honored their faith and culture.

For Saturday’s ceremony, Portman, 31, wasn’t frivolous – she didn’t have flowers flown in, but instead chose to decorate with wildflowers that naturally grow in the area of Big Sur, California where the wedding was held. According to People, Portman and Millepied also denounced traditional “fish and steak” options at their Jewish ceremony and instead only offered fare that kept with Portman’s strict vegan diet. (We hope it was yummy vegan food!) Read more…

New Bride Natalie Portman Strips Down For Diorskin Nude Ad Campaign

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Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied photo
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Benjamin For YSL
The new Mr. Portman scores a YSL cologne ad. Read More »

As much as I’m thrilled for Natalie Portman, Benjamin Millepied, and their gorgeous Big Serious (Ginger) Baby Aleph, the celebration must come with a certain gravitas because one of Hollywood’s loveliest ladies is officially off the market. I hope that motherhood and married life do not translate into the diminishing of Natalie’s public presence, because she’s been one of my absolute favorite red carpet regulars since I was, like, 14 and loved “Garden State” like every other wannabe manic pixie dream girl. (I know now that I am just regular manic.) Recent paparazzi photos of Natalie in her naturally curly-haired, bootleg jeans-wearing state, coupled with this morning’s news, stoked a certain anxiety in me that I had lost my dear friend (this is getting weird) to some kind of million-legged insect.

Fear no more: two of Natalie’s latest ads for Dior came through today, and girlfriend mama still got it! (Sorry, weird again.) Not only is she the Dior Cherie perfume girl as she has been for the past two years, but she’s also the (flawless, might I add) face of the brand’s new makeup range, Diorskin Nude. Now this is one campaign that could make me shell out $50 for a foundation … but I’m easily swayed. In a word: obsessed. Natalie just kills me with pretty. Click through for the second image, and if you’d please excuse me, I’m off to snip myself a set of bangs. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »

Did Mila Kunis Ditch Natalie Portman’s Wedding Because Of Macaulay Culkin’s Drug Issues?

Natalie Portman married Benjamin Millepied in Big Sur over the weekend in an intimate ceremony in front of 100 guests including Ivanka Trump and Macaulay Culkin. If Culkin’s presence wasn’t odd enough, the absence of Natalie’s “Black Swan” co-star, Mila Kunis, was even weirder. Did Natalie have to make a choice between friends? Did Mila opt out of the ceremony because of Culkin’s recent drug allegations? Or simply, was Mila just not invited?

It was a small wedding so it wouldn’t be the biggest deal if Mila wasn’t invited but she and Natalie struck up a pretty strong friendship during the movie that made the women Oscar nominees. And Natalie and Benjamin met on the set of “Black Swan” which makes the co-stars’ bond even more special regarding the wedding. I have to think Mila found out Culkin was showing up and decided it was best for all if she got out of dodge. Especially since the media is reporting that Culkin’s alleged heroin abuse has a lot to do with his break up with Mila and the fact she’s now dating her “That 70′s Show” co-star Ashton Kutcher – WHO, coincidentally enough, starred with Natalie in “No Strings Attached”! Read more…

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