Frank Micelotta/Getty ImagesOK everyone, it's official: this gas crisis cannot go on any longer because Sean "Diddy" Combs, who made $35 million this year, has been forced to fly commercial! Gas prices are too high and now the rapper is flying coach on American Airlines instead of living the life aboard his private jet en route to L.A. twice a month to pursue an acting career. Life just isn't fair! Says Diddy:
"I want to give a shout out to all my Saudi Arabian brothers and sisters and all my brothers and sisters from all the countries that have oil, if you could all please send me some oil for my jet I would truly appreciate it." Check out Diddy's YouTube video he made live from an actual airport terminal! It's a tragic day in America. (I hope my sarcasm is translating across the internet.)
In related news, Jay-Z and his partners are selling their 40/40 Club in Las Vegas for an undisclosed amount after opening in January. "The sale is a great business decision; we are delighted," says Jay-Z. "We look forward
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Aug 28, 2008 6:30 PM EDT
Frank Micelotta/Getty ImagesOK everyone, it's official: this gas crisis cannot go on any longer because Sean "Diddy" Combs, who made $35 million this year, has been forced to fly commercial! Gas prices are too high and now the rapper is flying coach on American Airlines instead of living the life aboard his private jet en route to L.A. twice a month to pursue an acting career. Life just isn't fair! Says Diddy:Read More »from Ballers cut back: Diddy and Jay-Z suffer (a little) from bad economy
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We know we're guilty of matchmaking for serial-dater Jennifer Aniston, but in reality, it is sort of irritating the way the press handles single celebs. Instead of being praised for their hard work and the projects they're involved with, they're shunned for getting dumped and being unlucky in love, or considered weird for (gasp!) enjoying being unattached.
At a press conference in Venice for his new movie, "Burn After Reading," reporters barraged Brad Pitt about his new twins. Next they turned to his buddy/co-star George Clooney and asked if he had any plans to settle down. "I am so surprised to hear that question. That is honestly the first time I've been asked that question," joked Clooney. "I am getting married and having children today."
In the real world, we know how hard it can be juggling work and relationships, and that sometimes you need to focus on your career to advance. Many celebrities (alleged home-wrecker Sienna Miller, maneater Kate Hudson, and sexually ambiguous
Evan Agostini/Getty ImagesEverybody's favorite bon-bon shaker recently announced that like "American Idol" star Clay Aiken a surrogate mother birthed his twin boys. In this day and age, we'd hardly consider that "Livin' La Vida Loca," but Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez of Honduras is less than trilled at the example he's set. "What Martin did diminishes the dignity of a human being," says Rodriguez. "You can't just buy or rent life. It's even worse when someone famous and in the public eye is doing it." Boy, we don't even want to know what he'd say about Brangelina!Read More »from Ricky Martin: scorned for having kids
The Cardinal isn't the only one who thinks Ricky Martin has sinned--Mexican talk show host Esteban Arce agrees. "He's a degenerate, and I feel sorry for those kids," he says. "I don't think it's right to deny children of maternal figures, just because you have a big ego. These kids are going to be raised without mothers."
Hmm, we can't help but wonder if Ricky's often-questioned sexuality is the underlying target of ridicule. [Contact Music]
Matt Carr/Getty ImagesIt took me a long time to unearth (aka admit) my true obsession with Mariah Carey. Sure she's cheesy and over the top, but there will never be another Mariah, and I'm grateful someone like her exists. Somehow Mimi can sing her way through interviews, decorate with butterflies and dress like a teenager without a single ounce of irony. Gotta love it!Read More »from Mariah Carey: Love her or hate her?
Some geniuses put together this hilarious video that points out everything that's wrong--and thus, right--about Mariah Carey. No matter what you think, it's safe to say she's not going anywhere. Enjoy! [Jezebel]
Metropolitan Museum of ArtIf you watched Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention on Monday evening, perhaps you will join us in feeling touched by her words, and feel downright excited to have an intelligent, compassionate, of-the-people woman in the running for First Lady. If you missed her speech, you can view it below.Read More »from Who was the best First Lady ever?
Perhaps we're jumping the gun, but we felt she exemplified the candor, understanding and passionate drive of Eleanor Roosevelt while embodying the style and grace of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. We also felt she was eager to share personal experiences for the benefit others in the vein of Betty Ford. Regardless of opinion, it really got us thinking: who was the greatest First Lady of all time?
Would you like to see Michelle Obama in the White House? Who do you think was the best First Lady ever?
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Aug 26, 2008 9:18 PM EDT
With a heavy dose of unfortunate irony, Dave Freeman, co-author of "100 Things to Do Before You Die: Travel Events You Just Can't Miss," passed away after falling and hitting his head at the very youthful age of 47. The lesson here: Freeman was right in thinking that, "this life is a short journey," and we need to seize the day. We hope he got to experience at least the majority of the 100 things he wished to see and accomplish, such as attend the Academy Awards, run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain and take a voodoo pilgrimage in Haiti.
What is on your lifelong to-do list? [US]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Aug 26, 2008 9:15 PM EDT
The SuperficialYes, we have written several blogs about how much we detest "The Hills" and are irritated by it's success yet still confessed to watching the season four premiere last week. Well, today after discovering that the show's star, Lauren Conrad, earns $75,000 per episode, we've decided once and for all that we are boycotting. Other salaries:
- Heidi Montag: $65,000 per episode ($1.25 million per year)
- Spencer Pratt: $65,000 per episode ($1.25 million per year)
- Audrina Patridge: $35,000 per episode ($665,000 annually)
- Whitney Port: $20,000 per episode ($380,000 per season)
- Brody Jenner: $10,000 per episode ($190,000 a year)
- Lauren "Lo" Bosworth: $10,000 per episode ($190,000 for The Hills Season 4)
- Stephanie Pratt: $8,000 per episode ($152,000 for The Hills Season 4)
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Aug 26, 2008 12:05 AM EDT
Frank Micelotta/Getty ImagesSome may argue Madonna, at 50 years old, is losing steam, but ne thing is for sure: she still knows how to attract attention. At the kickoff of her tour this weekend, Madonna got political by way of a video montage thatRead More »from Controversy-seeking Madonna compares McCain to Hitler in concert video montage
Compared US presidential candidate John McCain with Adolf Hitler and Zimbabwean strongman Robert Mugabe. The video ran during a performance of her song, "Get Stupid," along with images of destruction and global warming.
"The comparisons are outrageous, unacceptable and crudely divisive all at the same time," says McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds. "It clearly shows that when it comes to supporting Barack Obama, his fellow worldwide celebrities refuse to consider any smear or attack off limits."
While Madonna did include another montage towards the end of Beatles star John Lennon, former US vice-president Al Gore, Mahatma Gandhi and McCain's rival, Barack Obama, we don't feel her support of the Democratic candidate should be a reflection on him.
Do you think it
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Mon, Aug 25, 2008 11:50 PM EDT
APAs long-time viewers of "America's Next Top Model," we know that weight is an important factor in the modeling biz, but MTV's upcoming "Model Maker" is making it the focal point of the show. Their casting site states:Read More »from Reality shows with bad messagesâ€”MTVâ€™s â€œModel Makerâ€ joins in
"We want to make you a model. Are you up for the challenge?
"Women come in all shapes and sizes, but models don't.The term model conjures an image of stick-thin, towering beauties oozing confidence, glamour, poise and sexuality from every pore.
" 'Skinny,' 'no body fat,' and 'size zero' are the words and phrases associated with models. 'Chubby,' 'well-fed,' and 'big- boned' are not…"
The casting call asks for women who are between the ages of 17 and 24, 5'9" to 6' tall, and 130 to 190 pounds all of whom the industry would likely now call "plus size." Is glorifying rapid weight loss on young women whom perhaps aren't natural model types sending a bad message to the young and often preteen audience of MTV?
Self-aggrandizing celebrity reality shows can easily be
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Mon, Aug 25, 2008 8:21 PM EDT
Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesThough she's been out of the acting spotlight for a while, Winona Ryder's dating life has maintained a pretty hectic schedule! After recently splitting from Rilo Kiley musician, Blake Sennett, Winona is now dating Tom Green. Yup, the Canadian comedian who was briefly married to Drew Barrymore. No one understood why Drew was dating him, and since he no longer has a silly show on MTV, we bet people are still scratching their heads about what his appeal is. But we have an answer: HE'S FUNNY!Read More »from Winona Ryder hearts Tom Green and the 10 funny celebs weâ€™d most wanna date
Who doesn't love a guy who can make them laugh? We've compiled a list of the 10 funny celebs we'd most want to date. Take a peek and let us know who's on your list! [Perez]
Seth Rogan - After writing and starring in a slew of hit movies ("40-year-old Virgin," "Knocked Up," "Superbad," Pineapple Express), he's our new favorite.
Will Smith - Even back in his early days as the Fresh Prince, Will could charm his way in and out of situations with humor.
Jon Stewart - He basically reinvented the news and