“I was in the middle of auditioning, and I was mid-sentence when the casting director said, ‘Listen, kid. You should not be an actress. You are not pretty enough. You should go back to wherever you came from and you should go to school. You don’t have it.’ She was very blunt — I honestly think that she thought she was doing me a favor. … But it’s funny — and this is a testament to my parents and how they raised me — I wasn’t crushed. They had always instilled in me that it was way cooler to be an individual and to be unique and that you don’t want to blend in.”
— I don’t want to live in a world where Winona Ryder is not “pretty” enough to be an actress. Beyond being pretty, she’s also interesting and intelligent and lovely… but I suppose that matters significantly less when your worth is based largely upon how good you look on a two-dimensional screen. For the record, though, Winona looks ridiculously gorgeous on the cover of the May issue of Interview. [Us Weekly]
I know a lot of you could probably give a damn about this story but, because Winona Ryder and “Little Women” were the closest things to perfection to me in my pre-teen, formative years, a Johnny Depp/Winona Ryder story will always be high on my radar.
…. Even if the story comes from the National Enquirer and is laughable at best.
Apparently Winona senses trouble in the Amber Heard situation and is itching to inch her way back into Johnny’s good graces. According to sources, Amber has been hounding Johnny to go public with their relationship and his reluctance is driving her back into the arms of her lesbian lover. The single life doesn’t seem like it’s been too calming for Johnny, does it? So, Winona recognizes the fact that she and Johnny got engaged and serious too young but sees now as the perfect time to rekindle their love. If Justin and Selena can make a go of it, why not Johnny and Winona? Read more on Celeb Dirty Laundry…
I don’t often dole out the “perfection” moniker, but Winona Ryder’s outfit — worn to the opening of the Ben Foster/Alec Baldwin Broadway play “Orphans” — is pretty great. Winona, who doesn’t seem to age at all, is wearing black leggings with a black sweater and white button-down underneath. It’s simple, classic and completely elegant. A totally chic chick. [Photo: Getty]
It seems that Gwyneth Paltrow’s new BFF is Cameron Diaz. The two have recorded a painfully awkward rap video for Chelsea Lately and were recently spotted at dinner together. If the two are indeed as chummy as they seem, then Cam is the latest in a long line of rich, beautiful Hollywood A-Listers like Madonna, Beyonce, Winona Ryder, and Kate Hudson who have previously held the coveted title of Gwynnie’s BFF. So, how does one become BFF to an Academy Award-winning lifestyle guru? Well, obviously, the first step is to fill out an application…
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Watching the Emmys this weekend, I was totally blown away by how amazing Julianna Margulies looked. “She hasn’t aged a day in 10 years!” I gasped, and then I saw Edie Falco, and thought the same thing, and then Nicole Kidman showed up, and I realized a photo slideshow was in order. Click through to check out side-by-side pics of 12 celebs who, through the magic of sunscreen or Botox or the blood of virgins, look exactly the same (or younger!) as they did a decade ago…
We love you, Winona, and you’re killing it in that Dolce & Gabbana dress, even though it’s mid-length and you’re like, five foot two. You don’t have to look so freaked out, girlfriend!
Someone knew how to rock the androgynous look back in high school and her name was Winona Ryder. Ten bucks says she’s wearing black jeans with safety pins and black Converse with this outfit. Total Black Swan chic. She was a badass. Still is. [Ned Hepburn] Keep reading »
“I remember, like, fifteen years ago, I was at one of those big Hollywood parties. And he was really drunk. I was with my friend, who’s gay. He made a really horrible gay joke. And somehow it came up that I was Jewish. He said something about ‘oven dodgers,’ but I didn’t get it. I’d never heard that before. It was just this weird, weird moment. I was like, ‘He’s anti-Semitic and he’s homophobic.’ No one believed me!”
—Winona Ryder recounts a nasty run-in with Mel Gibson to GQ. [The Superficial] Keep reading »
“I remember being at this bar called Tosca in San Francisco, and I met this guy one night. He was really cute, and we were talking, and then, like, he just said something about how he had always had a crush on me. And I was suddenly mistrustful about why he was talking to me. I wanted to be just a normal girl flirting with a normal guy. It’s like you meet people, and they know this stuff about you. It’s why you want to meet somebody who’s in the same business, only because they understand more. But you don’t necessarily want to be with another actor.”
—Winona Ryder, who we were thrilled to see in “Black Swan,” says that it’s super tough to date when you’re, well, Winona Ryder. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
“There’s a lot of cute writers [in San Francisco] … I gotta bag me a husband!”
—Winona Ryder talks about wanting to settle down. I am so stoked to see Winona back in action BUT what an unfortunate choice of words. I want to forget about her $5,000 five-finger spree, but when she uses words like “bag,” I just can’t forget. How about “find” or “meet”? [Us Weekly] Keep reading »