Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesHave you ever noticed how every time an actor or actress is asked to put on or shed a few pounds for a role, their weight fluctuation becomes the focal discussion point for the entire film? Somehow their body transformation overshadows even a potential Oscar winning movie! Sure, everyone knows LOSING weight is rough-though with the trainers, dieticians, personal chefs and multi-million dollar paycheck incentives, it might be easier than we think (except Christian Bale in The Machinist-his anorexic shell of a body is just plain scary!). As for gaining weight and getting paid for it, sign us up! Yeah, it must be sooo tough washing three donuts down with a milkshake and having pasta and pizza for dinner.
Angelina Jolie is the latest celeb to body morph-she's been asked to gain extra padding for The Thomas Crown Affair sequel, The Topkapi Affair. "Ideally they want Angelina to put on 28 pounds for the role," says an insider. "It is going to be very physically demanding, which is why they
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Whatâ€™s the big deal about gaining weight for a role? Angelina and Meg Ryan are next to pack on the poundsBy Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Mon, Jul 28, 2008 12:22 AM EDT
Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesHave you ever noticed how every time an actor or actress is asked to put on or shed a few pounds for a role, their weight fluctuation becomes the focal discussion point for the entire film? Somehow their body transformation overshadows even a potential Oscar winning movie! Sure, everyone knows LOSING weight is rough-though with the trainers, dieticians, personal chefs and multi-million dollar paycheck incentives, it might be easier than we think (except Christian Bale in The Machinist-his anorexic shell of a body is just plain scary!). As for gaining weight and getting paid for it, sign us up! Yeah, it must be sooo tough washing three donuts down with a milkshake and having pasta and pizza for dinner.Read More »from Whatâ€™s the big deal about gaining weight for a role? Angelina and Meg Ryan are next to pack on the pounds
We don't want to make any assumptions until we see more photos…but WTF! We leave Madge alone for one week following her alleged A-Rod scandal and then we find her looking like this?!
Please, someone attempt to explain! [Dlisted]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Sun, Jul 27, 2008 11:59 PM EDT
Bryan Bedder/Getty ImagesSince the life of a teen pop star is even more hectic than that of a typical gossiping high school girl, let us break down the past few months for you in the world of 15-year-old Miley Cyrus and friends:
- Miley poses topless for Vanity Fair
- Disney gets scared she's becoming too racy-dubs fellow Disney girls Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato "The next Miley Cyrus"
- Miley is peeved at the idea of being replaced. "I don't think there could be a next Miley," says Cyrus, 15. "I think they should be the next Selena... [and] make their own way."
- Selena Gomez dates Miley's ex, Nick Jonas of Jonas Brothers.
- Miley makes YouTube video with her BFF Mandy making fun of Selena and Demi's video, which is admittedly nasty.
- Miley makes very insincere apology for video.
Check out Miley's vicious YouTube satire, followed by her half-assed apology. Do you think Miley Cyrus is still Disney's biggest asset or is she making herself look like an idiot? [OMG][OMG]
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Sun, Jul 27, 2008 11:42 PM EDT
Scott Barbour/Getty ImagesTruth be told, we never liked Heather Mills, but tried to give her the benefit of the doubt since she won the heart of our second favorite Beatle. We even tried to support her questionable stint on Dancing with the Stars (can you really keep up with a prosthetic leg?) Once the woman every one of Paul McCartney's children loathed so much filed for divorce and unrightfully took nearly $50 million, that was the last straw. Last week when Mills called her own publicist "stupid" during "a heated argument" she became fed up too. "After working for Heather Mills for the past four years, I have decided to cease representing her," says ex-publicist Michele Elyzabeth. "Since her divorce has become final, in my opinion, Heather has become an impossible person. I have been very patient in my dealings with Heather, however, I cannot take any more. I refuse to be subjected to her outbursts." Can we add a YOU GO GIRL!Read More »from Can Heather Mills please disappear? Publicist quits saying sheâ€™s â€œimpossibleâ€
"On reflection and given the way I have been treated, I now have sympathy with
Charley Gallay/Getty ImagesOften times on a date it's the guy who picks up the tab, or at least you go dutch. Not so for Good Charlotte rocker and heiress Paris Hilton. Apparently the blonde reality star is getting annoyed that her boyfriend can't keep up with her salacious spending appetite and he's gotten so comfortable with her paying he just leaves his wallet at home!Read More »from Benji Madden: too broke for Paris Hilton
"Benji never seems to have cash on him to pay for things and tip people, which means Paris always carries cash around," says a source. "She feels like it's easier to throw down a hundred-dollar bill than wait for Benji to fish around for a credit card, which he probably left at home." Benji claims to forget, but Paris "is starting to feel like he's cheap." Uh oh!
Do you think Paris is justified in being annoyed? How often do you split the bill with your significant other? [Star]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Fri, Jul 25, 2008 8:09 PM EDT
Bryan Bedder/Getty ImagesHe's 38, she's 21. Sure this sort of thing probably happens all the time, but for me this time is a little different. You see, I went to a teeny private school in Connecticut with Cassie and she was in my kid brother's Physics class. At the time she was modeling for Delia's catalogs and every guy in school drooled as she passed them in the hall. When Diddy signed her to Bad Boy and her single "Me and U" came pouring out of car stereos two summers ago, I knew I could safely say she was the most successful person come out of my home town. But then last night I saw a new rumor: engaged to Diddy. NO WAY! One glance at her MySpace blog and the gossip was refuted: "That rumor is completely false and I have no clue how it came to be or why it got so big, but it's not true, real talk. I am not engaged." Diddy's rep also denies, saying, "Contrary to tabloid reports, there is no engagement. This was a complete fabrication."Read More »from Is Diddy romancing his 21-year-old Bad Boy artist Cassie?
There have been Diddy & Cassie sightings all over Manhattan. Back on
Read More »from Can Ali Lohan outshine big sister Lindsay?
Lindsay Lohan was poised to be Hollywood's biggest young star. With several Disney hits and a successful switch over to mainstream with Mean Girls, we were really rooting for her. But give the girl a few years in L.A. hanging with party girls and dating dudes-and one chick-like they're going out of style and you've landed yourself a DUI, a stint in rehab and a reputation as being difficult to work with. Enter kid sister Ali, a 14-year-old with Lindsay's potential, if not equal innate talent, yet none of the drama. Ali's new single "All The Way Around" is maintaining a steady spot on the iTunes Top 100 since its debut earlier this month, while Lindsay's last music venture didn't even register on the chart. And Ali's not just looking to conquer the music arena-she also landed a leading role in the remake of Troll.
So what is getting in the way of Ali's big success? Ironically, the same thing that kickstart her career: being Lindsay's sister. On her reality show Living Lohan, girls at
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Fri, Jul 25, 2008 2:24 AM EDT
Munawar Hosain/Getty ImagesThe Princess Diaries star has had her diaries confiscated! As part of the ongoing investigation her ex-boyfriend's fraud scandal, Anne Hathaway's personal journals were seized from Raffaello Follieri's Manhattan apartment. Ms. Hathaway has not been charged with any crime thus far, and has cut off all contact with Follieri. "She's changed her numbers so he can't reach her," says a friend. "Raffaello has been trying to call her all the time."Read More »from FBI seizes Anne Hathawayâ€™s diaries--will she be implicated in her exes crimes?
The man in question however, still wonders if his ex helped put him behind bars. "He was in Europe, working on a deal," says am insider. "He didn't have to come back to New York. He knew he was being investigated. But she kept calling him, saying they needed to resolve their future. A few days after his return, he was arrested." Follierri is in such hot water, sources say he's considering a plea deal before he's even been indicted.
Do you think Anne Hathaway knew about her ex-boyfriend's crimes? [NY Daily News]
Matthew Peyton/Getty ImagesIf K-Fed can win a custody battle, then anyone can be a dad right? Well… that doesn't quite mean everyone is equipped for fatherhood. Thirty-eight-year-old Matthew McConaughey, known for his hard-partying ways, exhibited some interesting behavior while in the delivery room on July 7 when his baby mama Camila Alves gave birth to their son Levi. "I sat there with her, right between her legs.," says McConaughey. "We got tribal on it, we danced to it! I was DJ-ing this Brazilian music." Spinning music in the hospital? Interesting technique-perhaps it distracted his girlfriend from the pain. "We ended up having an epidural because, on the large contractions, the umbilical cord was being compressed," says the actor, adding, "this is where I learned - and no one tells you this - but having a baby is a bloody, pukey, sweaty, primeval thing! And I mean that as a beautiful thing." Right, because who doesn't love bloody and pukey?Read More »from Is Matthew McConaughey fit to be a dad?
As for determining the sex of the child: no one can get one past
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Jul 24, 2008 9:30 PM EDT
The poster for Juno director Diablo Cody's new vampire flick Jennifer's Body starring Megan Fox is looking an awful lot like HBO's upcoming anti-sunlight series, True Blood. What's worse? Neither idea was original. Peep this image of Angelina Jolie during her goth phase as captured by Entertainment Weekly just stick a stake through our disenchanted hearts.
Are you tired of Hollywood recycling ideas and remaking bad movies? [Jezebel]