APConsider us not shocked: Vivid Entertainment has offered Miss California Carrie Prejean $1 million to star in a pornographic film. Is this really just how it goes these days? Take a minor celebrity/overnight sensation and exploit their 15 minutes of fame by offering them a role in a porno? It sure seems that way.
Vivid offered Nadya "Octomom" Suleman $1 million to star in a porno, and full medical and dental insurance for her family if she agreed to perform sex acts for them on an ongoing basis. Kick Ass Films offered British singing sensation Susan Boyle $1 million to star as well. Last fall Porn producer Cezar Capone offered Sarah Palin $2 million to star in one of his "MILF" movies, plus an extra $100,000 and a snow machine if she did it with her husband Todd.
Do these production companies really think these women would be willing to get naked and have sex with stranger on camera for cash? Definitely not. But they do plan on exploiting the women and getting publicity. Sure, this
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Love + Sex – Fri, May 8, 2009 11:03 PM EDT
APConsider us not shocked: Vivid Entertainment has offered Miss California Carrie Prejean $1 million to star in a pornographic film. Is this really just how it goes these days? Take a minor celebrity/overnight sensation and exploit their 15 minutes of fame by offering them a role in a porno? It sure seems that way.Read More »from Another day, another porn offer: Why we care about celebs getting naked
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Thu, May 7, 2009 11:19 PM EDT
Katy Winn/Getty ImagesWe loved reading Oprah Winfrey's tribute to Michelle Obama in "The Time 100," from Time magazine's issue about the world's most influential people. But we love it now even more hearing the heart-wrenching story of how her piece came to fruition. It's not what you think.Read More »from Have you ever deleted something by accident? Oprah feels your pain.
"I was doing it on a BlackBerry," Oprah confessed. "I'd been saving little notes on my BlackBerry. You know, I'd think of something and I'd put it on BlackBerry in the memo section. And then I went to hit the wrong button and the whole thing deleted! I went to hit 'Save' and instead I hit ... 'Oh my God! Oh my God! It's gone!' That ever happened to you? And then you can't remember - not one sentence you wrote." Oh man, we really, really hate that. The sad part: all of Oprah's power couldn't save that document and she had to start from scratch.
"I couldn't even think for two days," she said, sighing. "I couldn't even, like, think of a sentence. I stared at the BlackBerry, then I hit every button trying to make it come
Although my mother dressed mostly in chic, dark colors and I was a everything-must-be-pink girly girl, her style, which I always admired, definitely influenced my own as I grew up. These famous moms and daughters have a hectic lifestyle to maintain, yet they always look gorgeous and pulled together. We have no doubt that their eye for style will be passed down through the generations.
Check out these 14 fashionable moms and their kids and let us know whose looks you admire most.Read More »from The most stylish celebrity moms
In honor of Mother's Day, we'd like to say thanks to all the moms on television who have inspired us and made us laugh over the years. Being a kickass mom isn't easy, and fictional or not, these 10 fabulous ladies have done an incredible job. Moms, we salute you.
Who is your favorite mom on TV?
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Wed, May 6, 2009 6:44 PM EDT
Getty ImagesLast night, first lady Michelle Obama was sporting a new look at the Time 100 gala in New York. Wearing a black dress, multiple strands of long beads and a severe side part, Michelle looked both elegant and modern. And dare we say, a lot like Rihanna.
Are we the only ones who noticed a strong resemblance? Sure RiRi's style is more edgy, but side-by-side, we think the singer inspired Michelle's style for the evening.
What do you think of Michelle Obama's look?
Rob Loud/Getty ImagesIf you've ever caught an episode of "America's Next Top Model" you know how much supermodel Tyra Banks values "smiling with your eyes." But did you know that Tyra actually made an internet video about 275 different smiles? Yeah. Apparently your "I'm happy" and "I'm really happy" grins just aren't cutting it anymore. If you want to win over men and women alike with your smile, Tyra has provided the inside scoop on conjuring up her five favorites. [NY Mag]
- The Flirting-With-a-Man Smile: "Turn your shoulder to your man, move your face down, and use a sound effect, a little hmmmmmmmmm," Banks said.
- The Surprise Smile: "We're not smiling like the surprise is real - it's not 'OMG, are you serious?'" Banks said of the hand to a cheek plus gasp pose.
- The Catalogue Smile: "Put the left foot forward, and turn your head ahead as if there's wind whipping you that way, and smile with your hand on your head and parted teeth. So walk forward with your hand on your right
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Tue, May 5, 2009 7:28 PM EDT
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty ImagesI don't know about you, but I have extreme loyalty to my girl riends. If their ex-boyfriend wrongs them in a serious way, I take it personally, because I am very protective of my ladies. Would I ever hang out with one of their exes? No way.Read More »from Would you make friends with your best friendâ€™s ex?
This weekend, Courteney Cox, who is supposedly best friends with her former "Friends" co-star Jennifer Aniston, was seen chatting with Aniston's ex-husband Brad Pitt at a Chris Cornell concert in L.A. Cox attended the show with husband David Arquette, but then Pitt showed up. A source backstage says, "Instead of ignoring him, Courteney chatted away with Brad all night. The three were in great spirits and seemed really happy to see each other."
We're sure they probably had loads to say to each other, but we can imagine Aniston being annoyed with this behavior. After all, Aniston still complains about Brad and Angelina every chance she gets! Do you think Courteney was fishing for information to run back and tell Jen? Or were they just catching up
Kate Hudson, Hayden Panettiere, Alexis Bledel and Leighton Meester are just some of the starlets showing off bits of their bellies in trendy, new cut-out dresses
Gone are Britney and Chistina's bare midriff days of the early '90s. These ladies stay mostly covered, letting hints of toned tummies peek out. Typically triangular cut-outs look best in black, but "Gossip Girl" star tried out a pinky-nude stomach exposing dress.
Do you think this new trend is a good way to show a little flash of skin without being too daring, or do you think it's just plain tacky?
PA Photos/LandovINFphoto.comWe all may have our fashion secrets (padded bras, hidden platform heels), but 25-year-old singer Katy Perry is not ashamed of her Spanx! At her recent concert in Fort Lauderdale, Perry flashed her nude undergarments on stage after she was caught wearing them last month in New York. It seems the singer, like celebs Jessica Alba and Oprah Winfrey, all love their Spanx for taking inches off their figures.Read More »from Celebs in Spanx!
Remember how supermodel Rebecca Romijn claimed she lost 60 pounds after giving birth to twins in December? That may be so, but she also admitted to Extra that she wore "Spanx underneath almost everything."
Lastly, let's not forget our favorite tabloid girl Lindsay Lohan. A gust of wind swooped up her designer dress and revealed some nude Spanx on the red carpet. Taking a cue from her idol, Marilyn Monroe? We think not.
Do you wear Spanx? Would you own up to it? [NYDN][NYDN]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Parenting – Mon, May 4, 2009 9:03 PM EDT
These days it's easy to feel stressed out and overwhelmed. If you need a quick pick-me-up, nothing will put a smile on your face quicker than these adorable fifth graders of New York's PS22 public school. Check out this clip of the kids singing Survivor's "Rocky" anthem, "Eye of the Tiger."