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Hollywood newcomer and current Vanity Fair and Seventeen cover girl Blake Lively is having the year of her life. A hit show, a steamy romance with her Gossip Girl costar, Penn Badgley, late night TV appearances, starring movie roles-it seems the girl's got it all. Except that she's frustratingly being mistaken for another spoiled blonde: Paris Hilton. "Since I have a dog and blond hair, that must mean we're alike. It's a dumb thing to say. I don't think that makes us similar," says Lively. "I don't know her, but I don't like being compared to anyone by somebody who doesn't know me. I'm my own person. I don't go to clubs, I don't party, I don't dance on tables and I don't like sex tapes."
Does this mean she doesn't watch sex tapes or she doesn't like starring in them? Because you know who does? Her Gossip Girl likeness, Serena van der Woodsen, a tall, blonde, promiscuous socialite whose scandalous sex tape rocked the season finale. Can Blake break her typecasting rut with starring
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Jul 3, 2008 4:35 PM EDT
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Jul 3, 2008 5:34 AM EDT
The Internet Movie Database (IMDB.com) maintains a user generated list of the Top 250 Films of all time. Now, we have yet to see Pixar's latest animated robot movie, but have heard nothing but praise upon praise from viewers of all ages. But seriously…Wall-E has been voted up to 6th place on the IMDB list. Above Schindler's List, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Casablanca. We find this both hilarious and unsettling. And plan to see Wall-E this weekend. [IMDB]
Proud to be an American? Born in the U.S.A.? Celebrate our countryâ€™s birth with (mostly) non-cheesy songsBy Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Jul 3, 2008 5:14 AM EDT
Whether you're celebrating the 4th with a big family BBQ or chilling at home in the a/c, you can still get pumped listening to our patriotic yet slightly non-traditional American songs.Read More »from Proud to be an American? Born in the U.S.A.? Celebrate our countryâ€™s birth with (mostly) non-cheesy songs
Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen
Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix
America - Simon and Garfunkel
Young Americans - David Bowie
American Girl - Tom Petty
American Life - Madonna
America - Neil Diamond
Kids in America - Kim Wilde
America - Prince
Living in America - The Sounds American Boy - Estelle & Kanye West
Living in America - James Brown
Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
Saturday in the Park - Chicago
Living in the U.S.A. - Steve Miller Band
4th of July - X
American Pie - Don McLean
We're an American Band - Grand Funk Railroad
America, F--- Yeah - Team America
What's you're favorite American tune?
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Jul 2, 2008 9:00 PM EDT
When people end up with ridiculous tattoos they regret, like this insane depiction of Judge Judy, or their exes name scrawled across their butt, they either live with it, cover it up, or get laser removal. But not Pharrell Williams! The rapper and Neptunes producer has opted to have new skin grow in a test tube and graft it onto his body to cover up embarrassing artwork. "There's an institute called the Wake Forest Institute in North Carolina for Regenerative Skin Treatment," says Pharrell. "It's going to be pricey, but … it's worth it. I got fire on my arms, I don't need fire on my arms! I'm a grown man." Hmm, we didn't realize kids got tattoos of flames up their arms! Williams explains, "It's basically like getting a skin graft, but you're not taking skin from your a-- or legs - these guys actually grow the skin for you. When it has healed you can go get whatever tattoo you want." Oh cool, then you can just start all over again!Read More »from Rapper Pharrell growing his skin in test tubes to cover tattoos
Is it just us, or is this new procedure disgusting and
Get ready to see some old â€œFriendsâ€â€”the gang hits the big screen while Shannen Doherty returns to 90210By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Jul 2, 2008 6:59 PM EDT
Read More »from Get ready to see some old â€œFriendsâ€â€”the gang hits the big screen while Shannen Doherty returns to 90210
Riding the mega-success of the Sex and the City movie, our beloved sitcom, Friends, is finally being adapted into a feature film. All six cast members will reprise their roles as Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Pheobe, Monica and Joey within the next 18 months. Allegedly a reunion has been in talks since the show ended in 2004, but Jennifer Aniston, the most successful cast member beyond the sitcom, was hesitant to revisit her role. "'As the biggest star of the Friends franchise, Jennifer can't help but look at what's happened with Sarah Jessica Parker and the Sex And The City film and be a little jealous," says an insider.
Another celeb who may be revisiting her old digs? Shannen Doherty aka Brenda Walsh is in talks to star on CW's 90210 spin-off this fall. The determining factors? A source says Shannen wants more money and "she wants to know what the story is going to be." Original co-stars Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling have already signed on to reprise their roles, and despite problems
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Jul 2, 2008 4:17 PM EDT
Scott Gries/Getty ImagesActress Jessica Biel made her first foray into the blogging world this weekend, and while she doesn't indulge us readers with too much personal info (she chats about her dog, movies, and charities-nothing about boyfriend Justin Timberlake), her personality does come across as more awkward and nerdy than we'd ever anticipate. In fact, she reveals she only has four, or possibly six friends. We hope she's not counting Tom from MySpace, as he's a freebie for anyone with an account. Read on for an excerpt from her blog entry:Read More »from The Best in Celebrity Blogs: Jessica Biel posts on My Space, has no friends
Okay, so I'm sitting in my trailer between set-ups and I am praying for a surge of inspiration to make my first blogging experience a positive one.
I definitely did not make it onto the debate team in high school so I'm feeling extremely insecure about communicating publicly for the first time via the blogosphere (how about that word for a novice?). I'm still getting the lingo down. I have been "internet challenged" long enough and am thrilled to
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The rumors of Madonna's rocky marriage have taken a turn for the worse with allegations of an affair with married Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez. While all signs point to yes, (A-Rod has been swinging by her NYC apartment late at night, he went to her concert and Malawi charity event, she sat in his reserved seats at a ballgame) Madge's rep denies any flaws in the marriage, and we kind of think it's all a publicity stunt orchestrated by their shared manager. Either way, we couldn't help but wonder, if Madge and Guy Ritchie do separate, who could date the Queen of Pop?
She's dated artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, actor Sean Penn (they were married), wannabe rapper Vanilla Ice, tattooed basketball player Dennis Rodman, personal trainer Carlos Leon (Lourdes' daddy), magician David Blaine and slept with Warren Beatty, Lenny Kravitz and even John F. Kennedy Jr. That's some eclectic taste! Who do we think could satisfy Madonna? Some possibilities:
- David Beckham - He's British so she
Social music site Last FM has a feature that tracks what songs its users listen to on iTunes. Conversely, they've also compiled a list of the songs its users most often delete-aka musical guilty pleasures they'd be mortified to have someone discover in their music collection.Read More »from What's the most embarrassing music on your iPod?
The top five most embarrassing singles? Britney Spears has two: "Piece of Me" and "Gimme More," while Nelly Furtado "Say it Right," Avril Lavigne "Girlfriend" and Amy Winehouse "Rehab" round out the regrettable tunes.
The most oft deleted artists are a little more shocking. Sure Britney and Avril make appearances again, while "unknown" nabs the top spot-are people so embarrassed they leave the title of the track blank in their iTunes to spare humiliation? Rounding out the group though-The Beatles and Radiohead. For shame! Perhaps such talented songwriters who've composed music that's stood the test of time is not considered cool amongst music listeners, but we're horribly disappointed to learn people have such
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Jul 1, 2008 8:08 PM EDT
Um, yeah, regrettably this is true. Just when we thought Air Guitar Championships were pushing the limit, LG is hosting the 2nd annual National Texting Championship on July 9th in NYC. All we can think about are those old Cingular commercials where the grandma is texting her BFF Rose. But hey, for a $50,000 prize we might just get out our Blackberrys and start practicing now. We'd put our money on glued-to-her-gadget Lauren Conrad taking home a trophy.
Do you spend too much time text messaging? [LG]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Jul 1, 2008 7:26 PM EDT
Read More »from Heath Ledgerâ€™s posthumous performance may earn him an Oscar
It's not unusually for an artist or their body of work to gain significant increased recognition after they have died. We've seen it with stars going back to James Dean, Kurt Cobain, Edie Sedgwick, Tupac… the list is endless. The recent death of Heath Ledger is no different, and with the impending release of his final film, The Dark Knight, on July 18, his costars, director, and industry insiders are all suspecting Ledgers turn as the Joker in the latest Batman installment may earn him a posthumous Oscar. "Heath had this frequency none of us could hear," says costar Gary Oldman. "The Academy tends to overlook movies like this, but this acting is so good it's going to be very hard for them to avoid it."
Ticket pre-sales for the movie are through the roof and they've already added additional 3am screenings to compensate for opening night demand. Joker action figures are quadrupling in price on eBay. Similar buzz surrounded the movie The Crow when actor Brandon Lee was accidentally