Speaking of reboots of classic female heroines, Sarah Michelle Gellar spoke to CNN this week about (a) her partnership with Nestle’s Share the Joy of Reading project and (b) the new “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” movie that Warner Brothers is currently working on. And our girl does not mince words. “It was a movie, it’s been made—it stars Kristy Swanson. They don’t need to make another one. I think it’s a horrible idea to try to do a ‘Buffy’ without Joss Whedon!” Sarah Michelle said. “That’s like honestly, to be incredibly non-eloquent, that’s the dumbest idea I ever heard.” Co-sign. Even if they cast the awesome Heather Morris of “Glee,” it just won’t be right. [NY Post] Keep reading »
After seeing Kermit work the “black carpet” at the “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” premiere, I vote for Muppets to work all red carpet events forevermore. It’s so much easier to ask embarrassing questions and make off-color jokes when you’re a puppet. Kermit played the Johnny Depp and Vanessa Hudgens interviews perfectly. He killed it. But I hope Miss Piggy didn’t catch that kiss with Kirstie Alley. She gets crazy when she’s jealous. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Over 35? Boy, do we have some news for you.
A recent survey out of Britain revealed that no one wants to see you in a miniskirt. Period.
More than 2,000 women took the poll, which administered by Diet Chef, some sort of self esteem-boosting prepared-meals site. The findings show that age 47 is the cutoff for wearing a bikini, 61 for swimsuits altogether, and at 51, you can skip both the stilettos and the ponytails. Read more… Keep reading »
Celebrities come up the most insane baby names. Where do they ge their inspiration? Duh! From Gary Busey. In this sketch for “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Gary consults with famous folk over the phone for $2.17 a minute to come up with names like “Papaya Aquarium” and “Snuggie Hammerhead.” “I’m Gary Busey and I name babies,” he explains. I wonder if he’s available to the non-famous among us? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
Most, if not all, of us read Harper Lee’s novel To Kill A Mockingbird
in school. Many of us loved this book about the love of family, principles, racism and the South so deeply we have re-read it again and again. For true To Kill A Mockingbird
acolytes, the Harper Lee lore is just as fascinating as the book. The Pulitizer Prize-winner only wrote that one novel and has lived nearly all of her life in seclusion, instead of chasing fame. A new documentary
, “Hey Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill A Mockingbird,” by Mary McDonagh Murphy explores Harper Lee’s life and tries to answer why she never published again. Harper Lee hasn’t given an interview since 1964, but the filmmaker spoke with her friends and sister, as well as accessed photos and documents that have never been seen before. Literary bigwhigs like Anna Quindlen, James McBride and yes, the big O, all participated in the doc, as well. “Hey Boo” opens in New York City and Los Angeles tonight — and I, for one, am dying to see it. [First Run Features
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Speaking of strange beauty advice
from celebrities, Kelly Bensimon
is probably not a reliable source for anything other than acting a fool on reality TV. But girlfriend does
have great hair, so her “DIY Hair Cocktail” recipe is worth a listen. Kelly posted a YouTube video of herself on massaging olive oil, salt, lemon and vodka into her locks — supposedly on the advice of her hairdresser pal, who promised it’d give Kelly’s ‘do a “beachy” look. Sounds more like a “drunky” look to me. Any idea if vodka/lemon/salt/olive oil works — or does it just make you smell like a sorority girl on her 21st birthday? Kelly stops the video before we see the results! [YouTube
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