I think of Anne Hathaway as an arbiter of class. I speak for myself, but I’ve never heard or read anything that depicted Anne to be any less than a contemporary Audrey … except for maybe the financial crimes of her ex-BF, but we can’t hold that against her. Earlier this week, Anne attended the Princess Grace Awards Gala here in NYC alongside Julie Andrews and Princess Charlene of Monaco (wow, she hangs out with such riffraff!). When I saw the pictures from the event online, I was ridiculously impressed by her ability to carry this embellished dress. I am a harsh critic of sparkle and shine on clothing, but Anne’s Valentino could make a convert out of me. This got me thinking: what other celebrities have rocked sparkly dresses with total class? There’s not an ounce of garishness on any of these ladies.
“I know my best angles. They were sent to my husband. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s not like I was shooting a porno. Although there’s nothing wrong with that either.”
– Scarlett Johansson appears on the cover of Vanity Fair this month and discusses, among other things, those infamous nude photos. I completely agree that there is absolutely nothing wrong with taking sexy photos or making a dirty movie with/for your significant other; unfortunately, if you’re famous, not immediately deleting those pics/videos can come at a price. Meanwhile, I am happy to hear that those photos were sent to Ryan Reynolds not scuzzy Sean Penn. [via Just Jared]
“Just because you’re an actor or make films or whatever doesn’t mean you’re not entitled to your own personal privacy … If that is sieged in some way, it feels unjust. It feels wrong … It’s an adjustment, but I think there are certain instances where you give a lot of yourself and finally you have to kind of put your foot down and say ‘Oh wait, I’m taking it back.’ “
– Scarlett Johansson on her right to privacy after the nude pic scandal. Having your personal phone or computer hacked is a bum rap. It’s a violation and I empathize with her indignation about that. On the other hand, famous or not, if you take a nude photo or video, you have to assume that there is a chance — however slight — that it might get out there in the world. It’s impossible not to be aware of that, even as an anonymous Jane. Quadruple that for a celebrity. I’m glad she’s putting her foot down in regards to her privacy and working with the FBI to bust those responsible, but she had to have known that there were hackers out there ready and eager to leak her nudie pics. [MTV]