Francois Durand/Getty ImagesFor some inexplicable reason, Michael Douglas was at the United Nations on Wednesday discussing his take on nuclear weapons and the current U.S. financial crisis. Douglas won an Oscar for his role as Gordon Gekko in the 1987 film "Wall Street," and several reporters called upon his fictional character's knowledge of banking (his famous phrase was "greed is good").
After discussing the "boundless greed" of the world, one journalist asked: "Are you saying Gordon that greed is not good?"
"I'm not saying that," Douglas replied. "And my name is not Gordon. He's a character I played 20 years ago."
Click here to watch the hilarious interview. But seriously, we have to wonder: why is Michael Douglas, an actor, being asked the hard questions? Does anyone care about where the candidates stand? [Yahoo]
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Confused for his character in â€œWall Street,â€ Michael Douglas is called upon for his financial expertiseBy Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Sep 25, 2008 10:05 PM EDT
Francois Durand/Getty ImagesFor some inexplicable reason, Michael Douglas was at the United Nations on Wednesday discussing his take on nuclear weapons and the current U.S. financial crisis. Douglas won an Oscar for his role as Gordon Gekko in the 1987 film "Wall Street," and several reporters called upon his fictional character's knowledge of banking (his famous phrase was "greed is good").Read More »from Confused for his character in â€œWall Street,â€ Michael Douglas is called upon for his financial expertise
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Sep 24, 2008 10:07 PM EDT
PeopleNot so shocking news: Clay Aiken is gay. More shocking news: he actually came out to People magazine. We're not sure exactly what the demographic is of his steadfast fans, the Claymates, but hopefully they won't bail out on him now that the new dad is a proclaimed homosexual.Read More »from Will Claymates accept a gay Clay Aiken: How celebs fare after coming out
"I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things," says Clay of his decision to publicly acknowledge his sexuality. "I wasn't raised that way, and I'm not going to raise a child to do that."
As someone who is straight, I will never know what it's like to have people judge me based on my sexual preference. What I do know is that when celebrities speak up about gay issues like Ellen, donate money to benefit gay rights like Brad and Angelina, or publicly display their gay relationship like Lindsay Lohan, it can act as a support system to other people who may be coming to terms with their own sexuality, and can hopefully open the minds of others who aren't exposed to or don't understand homosexuality.
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Sep 24, 2008 7:31 PM EDT
Drew and Ed, courtesy of Vanity FairIn a heavy dose of TV-meets-reality, New Yorkers have been sending in "Gossip Girl" style tips to tabloids and gossip blogs all week about the dalliances between rumored-gay "Gossip Girl" star Chace Crawford and his new pal, Drew Barrymore.Read More »from â€œGossip Girlâ€ reporting: Drew Barrymore caught canoodling with two CW stars
Serial-dating Drew must be long over her ex, Mac guy/actor Justin Long, as she's been spotted flirting and party hopping with Chace all week. But wait! Now pictures have emerged of Drew in a lip-lock with Chace's on-screen/off-screen buddy Ed Westwick at a Kings of Leon concert.
Drew and Chace, courtesy of JezebelThis is a plotline straight out of the CW show! Can the writers please work Drew into the script for an art-imitates-life-imitates-art love triangle? Chace did just have an on-camera fling with an older woman after all.
Does anyone find Drew's hectic love life is as fascinating as a teen drama? [Vanity Fair][Jezebel]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Sep 24, 2008 6:16 PM EDT
PostSecretClosely following a TV series is a much bigger commitment than watching a two-hour movie, and I often find myself completely caught up in the lives of the characters. Whether concerned about their romantic life, their career, their family or their day-to-day activities, I've often felt my own heart racing in hopes of a positive outcome. Or worse: their own personal scenario has worked its way into my dreams!Read More »from How invested are you in the lives of TV characters?
Many of you probably watched season after season of "Sex and the City" wondering if Carrie and Mr. Big would end up together, flinching every time he let her down and tearing up when he actually remembered her birthday. Some of you may pine for a relationship between Jim and Pam on "The Office" more than the fictional characters even want it.
Sure, I always want the girl to land her man, but the person I most associate with on TV is Larry David on "Curb Your Enthusiasm." I just get where he's coming from, fed up with all the expected social nuances. Every episode I see Larry
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Sep 23, 2008 8:48 PM EDT
There's always been tremendous unspoken pressure on female celebrities to be thin, but curvaceous Kim Kardashian is desperate to set the record straight about her measurements. As per her website:Read More »from Pressure to be thin: Kim Kardashian tapes herself trying on size 27 jeans
"I am a size 27 jeans... My measurements are 34, 26, 39. But remember I am 5'2" and 1/2 and everyone carries their weight in different places.
My body frame is small, but since I have curves, many people assume I am bigger and wear a bigger size in jeans. This is simply not the case! The misconception carries over to my weight, too. I am right under 120 lbs, but a lot of people have been shocked to hear that and have accused me of lying!"
Upon reading her blog comments, Kim posted again explaining her body proportions and eventually posting a video (click here to watch) of herself trying on several pairs of jeans to prove her size.
Kim, you say you are comfortable with your body, yet you frantically try and prove how tiny you are and how you fit into the "normal" range of celebrity body
M.I.A. â€œFull Houseâ€ star Jodie Sweetin heads to reality TVâ€”and seriously, when do I get my own show?By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Sep 23, 2008 7:26 PM EDT
DlistedAh, Jodie Sweetin, the middle sister (between Candace Cameron and the Olsen twins) on the late 80s sitcom "Full House," whose catch phrase was "How rude!" What, you barely remember her? That could be because she completely left the acting biz about a decade ago and got married, got divorced, became a crystal meth addict, cleaned up her act, got remarried and had a baby. But now she's coming back to the small screen with her own reality show!Read More »from M.I.A. â€œFull Houseâ€ star Jodie Sweetin heads to reality TVâ€”and seriously, when do I get my own show?
"My husband and I are now shooting our reality show, which is going to be really fun," says a now 26-year-old Sweetin. "It's following us and our new baby...Kind of like a Tori & Dean vibe, but we're a little more rock and roll. We're a little edgier."
Seriously, what is the deal? Do we viewers really buy into (or maybe even seek out) reality shows focusing on such non-celebrities, or can we blame Hollywood for continuing to dish out crap, leaving us with no other TV options?
Furthermore, if every idiot, famous and non-famous (remember, Lauren
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Sep 23, 2008 6:43 PM EDT
Gareth Davies/Getty ImagesSince Dolly's fans have been nagging her to run for office, Ms. Parton used her live appearance on "Ellen" to announce whether or not shed be entering the election.
Do you think she'd be a capable and respectable candidate? Take a peek at the clip below!
Esquire recently posted a list of 75 books every man should read. It was in fact a list of fine literature, but we couldn't help but notice that the compilation was very bland (as in, a mere four authors are non-white and only one is a woman) listing Bukowski's misogynistic Women as a must-read is kind of offensive.
Jezebel decided to make their own list of the 20 books every woman should read, and these selections are much more on target-and yay for female authors! Slouching Towards Bethlehem would rank highly on my list, but my all-time favorite book? Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Sure it's a children's book, but I think it could make the cut.
Check out Jezebel's picks below and share with us: What books do you think every woman should read?
The Lottery, Shirley Jackson
To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton
White Teeth, Zadie Smith
The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende
- The Lottery, Shirley Jackson
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Mon, Sep 22, 2008 7:31 PM EDT
Gareth Cattermole/Getty ImagesActress Scarlett has won the hearts of many Americans including Woody Allen, Kanye West and Katy Perry, who have each given the beauty public praise. But is all the love going to her head?Read More »from Scarlett Johansson: Is all the attention going to her head?
Last week Scarlett and her fiancé Ryan Reynolds went to NYC nightspot National Underground, and despite being "dressed down in a black blazer and jeans," the doorman still recognized her. An insider says "the doorman asked to take a photo with Scarlett" but that she snapped back, "I'm not the Statue of Liberty," before entering the bar. A little bratty, no?
Do you think all the attention is starting to get to Scarlett's ego? [NY Post]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Mon, Sep 22, 2008 7:02 PM EDT
Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesLast night's Primetime Emmy Awards highlighted a few big winners, namely "30 Rock" (Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, "Mad Men" (Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series) and "Damages" (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series).Read More »from The Emmys: Are you more likely to watch award winners?
Heightening a show's presence via positive reviews and lots of media attention (like "Mad Men" received leading up to season two) bodes well for ratings and popularity. Once we hear people are watching and enjoying a program we're unsure about, it definitely piques our interest.
With "30 Rock" now heavily on public radar, will you be more likely to tune in? [OMG]