Read More »from White House DJ Battle: Obama and McCain share their 10 favorite songs
We already knew Barack Obama had a better iTunes collection than us, but who knew John McCain loved ABBA so much he picked two songs by the band?! Take a peek at their Top 10 lists below. Which presidential hopeful do you think has better taste? [Blender]
1. Ready or Not - Fugees
2. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
3. I'm On Fire - Bruce Springsteen
4. Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones
5. Sinnerman - Nina Simone
6. Touch the Sky - Kanye West
7. You'd Be So Easy to Love - Frank Sinatra
8. Think - Aretha Franklin
9. City of Blinding Lights - U2
10. Yes We Can - will.i.am
1. Dancing Queen - ABBA
2. Blue Bayou - Roy Orbison
3. Take a Chance On Me - ABBA
4. If We Make It Through December - Merle Haggard
5. As Time Goes By - Dooley Wilson
6. Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
7. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
8. I've Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
9. Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
10. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - The Platters
Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Aug 13, 2008 7:57 PM EDT
Read More »from White House DJ Battle: Obama and McCain share their 10 favorite songs
Hip-hop mogul Diddy loves the Olympics, stating his favorite event is track and field (how could we forget his "Diddy Runs the City" campaign when he ran in the New York Marathon). But even Diddy is humble enough to know he could never win a gold medal for sprinting. Which sport would he be willing to participate in? "Who could have sex the longest," says Diddy. "I think that's an event I can do well in. And probably who could stay up the longest." Uhh, right, we'll let you know when that gets picked up by the X Games. Make that XXX Games! "Just so you know, that's supposed to be funny," he adds. "Even though I am serious." Just to humor him, who would he compete against in this feat of strength? "Whoever's up for the challenge." Sex athletes, start your engines!Read More »from Diddy: I Could be a Sex Olympian
Do you think Diddy is funny or too darn cocky for his own good? [NY Mag]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Aug 13, 2008 6:58 PM EDT
Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesSeeing as we're not John Mayer's #1 fan, we're not too bummed at the news of this split-we think Jen can do better. But breakups are hard, and so sure, we're sorry for the mourning ex-couple. What went down? "There's been a bit of tension for some time," one source close to Mayer says. "They initially opted for a break, hoping a trial split might make them stronger." And? "John took the decision to end things as he felt he just wasn't ready for the level of commitment that Jennifer deserved." Fair enough.Read More »from Did Jen get dumped? Aniston and John Mayer part ways
They say despite reports that Jen wanted to rush to the altar and have kids, she wasn't in a major hurry. She did, however, try to set up a timetable for their future and wants Mayer to cut down on touring. Uh oh. Putting on the pressure was probably not the best move, but as the older lady, Jen needs to look out for her own needs. Currently John is on vacation with pals in Mexico while Jen wrapped filming, um, He's Just Not That Into You. Dear lord.
Fear not though! Another source
I have to admit, I flinched when I first saw the preview for the film Tropic Thunder, namely the part where Robert Downey Jr. is in blackface for the movie-within-a-movie. Once I saw that it was a joke (albeit a risky and potentially offensive one) and that other characters in the film even shunned the character for his transformation, I made peace with it. Of course I wasn't shocked to learn that there were people wanting to protest the film-but then learned it wasn't for this offense, but rather Ben Stiller's character who is an actor who failed to get an Oscar nod for portraying a "retard" in the film "Simple Jack." Clearly poking fun at the mentally challenged is wrong, but the people behind the movie say the concept is being misinterpreted.Read More »from Tropic Thunder protest: are people overreacting?
"Some people have taken this as making fun of handicapped people, but we're really trying to make fun of the actors who use this material as fodder for acclaim," says co-writer Etan Cohen. "The last thing you want is for people to think you're
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Aug 12, 2008 11:52 PM EDT
We are willing to forgive reports that the giant firework footprints that marched across Beijing during the opening ceremony were prerecorded and digitally enhanced for the broadcast on TV, but this new report of fraud has actually upset us. You see, the adorable pigtailed Lin Miaoke, 9, who performed "Hymn to the Motherland" as China's flag was paraded into the Olympics on Friday was not singing at all. She was in fact lip-synching to the sound of 7-year-old Yang Peiyi, who won a competition to be the voice of the national anthem, but at the last minute was deemed not cute enough.Read More »from Beijing Olympics makes 9-year-old into youngest Milli Vanilli, lip-synching the national anthem!
"The main consideration was the national interest," says a Chinese official. "The child on the screen should be flawless in image, in her internal feelings, and in her expression." The change was made 15 minutes before show time, after a member of the Chinese politburo watching a rehearsal insisted Peiyi wasn't suitable because of her buck teeth.
Excuse us, but the girl is seven! And while Lin (the face)
Scott Olson/Getty ImagesRead More »from YouTube of the Day: Youâ€™ve been Barackrolled!
Some Shine readers may remember getting "Rickrolled" by us on April Fool's Day. You know, where a link you think is legit actually links off to Rick Astley's video for "Never Gonna Give You Up." (Sure, it makes no sense, but it's funny.) Anyways, it's time to get with the times and start Barackrolling! Video clip below. Enjoy.
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Aug 12, 2008 6:09 PM EDT
Peter Kramer/Getty ImagesSometimes people don't like to admit their crushes-especially people who are already in the public eye. Yahoo! Sat down with Condoleezza Rice and found out that even she has her eye on one of Hollywood's leading men. Small hint: he's an Oscar winner! Remember when Britney Spears admit that she used to try and sneak peeks at her mega-hot then-neighbor, Brad Pitt? Well, really, who can blame her?Read More »from Everyone from Britney Spears to Condi Rice has a Hollywood crush. Who is yours?
Click here to watch Condi reveal her favorite man in Hollywood and then tell us: who is your celebrity crush? [Yahoo]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Aug 12, 2008 8:00 AM EDT
Koichi Kamoshida/Getty ImagesOnce upon a time, being an A-list actress just required talent and, okay, maybe good looks. Nowadays there are a lot more elements that add up to being a successful, returning box office draw, and if leading ladies wanna bring home the bacon they're often seen hopping from big to small screen and back, selling products via print and TV ads and… we're sure a lot of other things we're leaving out. And boy, do they make bank! Hollywood's 10 top-earning actresses brought home a combined $244.5 million in the past 12 months. Okay, they're no Oprah, but for a girl who lacks her own media empire, Cameron Diaz ain't too far behind. Below, the actresses who made the most this past year:
- Cameron Diaz: $50 Million
- Keira Knightley: $32 Million
- Jennifer Aniston: $27 Million
- Reese Witherspoon: $25 Million
- Gwyneth Paltrow: $25 Million
- Jodie Foster: $23 Million
- Sarah Jessica Parker: $18 Million
- Meryl Streep: $16 Million
- Amy Adams: $14.5 Million
Some "Sisterhood"! America Ferrera rolls eyes at costar, Gossip Girlâ€™s Blake Lively during press interviewBy Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Mon, Aug 11, 2008 9:53 PM EDT
Brad Barket/Getty ImagesRead More »from Some "Sisterhood"! America Ferrera rolls eyes at costar, Gossip Girlâ€™s Blake Lively during press interview
While Ugly Betty's America Ferrera and Gossip Girl's Blake Lively were out promoting their current film, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, the topic inevitably turned to Blake's hit show. Unable to mask her contempt any longer, Ferrera was caught on tape hating on Blake mid-interview (thanks to The Soup)! Watch her go from biting her tongue while fidgeting with her fingers to a full on eye-roll in the video below. Not very sisterly! [D-listed]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Mon, Aug 11, 2008 9:30 PM EDT
Ryan Miller/Getty ImagesEveryone wants a piece of Angelina Jolie, including Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama, but they're going to have to fight for her. The United Nations goodwill ambassador is at the moment unsure of her vote. "I have not decided on a candidate," says Jolie. "I am waiting to see the commitments they will make on issues like international justice, refugees and how to address the needs of children in crisis around the world."Read More »from Should celebs voice their presidential pick? Angelinaâ€™s vote remains undecided
Earlier this summer, Jolie told Entertainment Weekly that public perception of her politics was off. "I think people assume I'm a Democrat. But I'm registered independent and I'm still undecided. So I'm looking at McCain as well as Obama."
Other celebrities are less bashful about getting wholeheartedly behind a candidate. Oprah Winfrey is living proof celeb endorsements can make a difference as she is credited with bringing her pick, Barack Obama one million votes in this year's primaries and caucuses.
Do you think celebrities should publicly