Andrew H. Walker/Getty ImagesOscar winning ctress Charlize Theron is a big star yet noticeably absent from tabloids and paparazzi photos. And it's not an accident.
"It comes across as this really sad need for approval. I've heard people make comments like, 'You don't really want to be in the tabloids, but you need to be for your career.' They believe it's actually important. It's not. It's ugly," she says. "Like, your life belongs to us now? That's the deal? I didn't get that memo. It wasn't sent to me and I didn't sign it. So, f--k you."
Do you agree with Charlize, or do you think a certain amount of gossip is necessary to keep celebs in the spotlight? [E!]
Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Jun 12, 2008 8:13 PM EDT
Andrew H. Walker/Getty ImagesOscar winning ctress Charlize Theron is a big star yet noticeably absent from tabloids and paparazzi photos. And it's not an accident.Read More »from Quote of the Day: Charlize Theron has zero need for tabloids
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Jun 12, 2008 6:53 PM EDT
Read More »from Animated 80s icons get a makeoverâ€”and we donâ€™t like it!
Call us nostalgia obsessed, but we've never been a fan of change. American Greetings has given 80s cartoon icon, Strawberry Shortcake a "fruit-forward" makeover for the big and small screens, that none of us can get over. Sure, it's cool that they're making her appeal to a younger generation, but swapping her curls and pink calico cat, Custard, for a flat iron and cell phone? This is not the sugary sweet girl we know and love. Strawberryland has received a healthy make over as well.
Says a company rep, "We're downplaying characters that were part of Strawberry's world but who didn't immediately shout out fruit." Does this mean best buddies Huckleberry Pie, Lemon Meringue and Angel Cake were ditched too? Sadly enough, Shortcake isn't the only cartoon whose seen a redux. We couldn't help but notice the shrinking waist sizes of Care Bears and kinder Ninja Turtles. Let's hope they don't botch the upcoming Smurf movie as well. If there's no evil Gargamoyle, you can count us out. [Jezebel
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Jun 12, 2008 7:08 AM EDT
Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesRead More »from Women and teens reign supreme on the Forbes power List
Forbes has announced their annual Power List, ranking the top celebrities on their money and fame. Oprah takes the crown at #1 with $275 million, while the top earner Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling slunk down to #9 with $300 million. Other trends we spotted this year? Females trumping their male counterparts (Angelina and Beyonce are ranked higher than their men, Brad and Jay-Z) and loads of youngsters making the cut (Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron, Daniel Radcliffe and the Jonas Brothers).
The complete Top 10 list after the jump!
1 Oprah Winfrey, $275 million
2 Tiger Woods, $115 million
3 Angelina Jolie, $14 million
4 Beyoncé Knowles, $80 million
5 David Beckham, $50 million
6 Johnny Depp, $72 million
7 Jay-Z, $82 million
8 The Police, $115 million
9 J.K. Rowling, $300 million
10 Brad Pitt, $20 million
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Jun 12, 2008 6:56 AM EDT
Pool/Getty ImagesTo heck with autobiographies. If the stars won't tell their stories, find a mom, dad, brother, or cousin who will! Lynn Spears, mama of Britney and Jamie Lynn is writing about the life of her famous daughters though her eyes. Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World is due out in September. The Madonna memoir, however, is being written by brother Christopher Ciccone without Madge's cooperation or approval. While the siblings have worked together in the past (he designed and directed her Girlie Show tour and played a part in her infamous documentary, Madonna: Truth or Dare) they are now estranged. Sounds like someone is hard up for cash.Read More »from When family members cash in: New tell-alls about Britney and Madonna
Do you think family members have the right to pen such books, or do you think they are inappropriately exploiting their relatives? Or would you read them either way? [People][Yahoo]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Jun 11, 2008 8:25 PM EDT
Brad and Angelina may be a beautiful couple, but they have very different tastes, and most recently the design of their new nursery has been up for serious debate. Apparently Brad wants it to be modern with wood and lots of clean lines, while Angie has a more traditional room in mind. The couple consulted with a rep at Petit Tresor baby store in Beverly Hill, but when they couldn't agree on a theme, the enlisted the help of a psychic.
"It's totally true," says an insider. "The psychic was to determine the 'vibe' of the twins." So what was the verdict? It seems the "vibe" was more girly than modern. Looks like Angie wins this round, but, um… does anyone find this method a little preposterous? [MSNBC]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Jun 11, 2008 6:57 PM EDT
Read More »from Mariah and Nick may not have had a big wedding, but they still want lavish gifts!
When Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon got married in an impromptu wedding, they failed to invite their friends… but hey, they're happy to receive their gifts! "Mariah's assistant, Gina, sent out over 100 e-mails to her wealthy friends letting them know that she's registered at Bergdorf Goodman if they want to buy her a present," says an insider. "It's odd because she's not even having a big wedding party or anything. It was assumed they'd have a big celebration when they got back, but no. They just want the gifts." Some items on the list are "fine china" and "very expensive silver stemware." Carey's rep declined to comment-in other words, they didn't deny it.
It's not like this couple is broke or anything… we think this is tacky. Would you send a gift? [NY Post]
Wow, we had no idea that old school Halle B. was dating New Kids on the Block singer Danny Wood. Danny? For real? But he was like… um… how do we say this nicely… the not cute one. The rat tail? Ugh. Halle, we woulda thought you could have at least landed Joey McEntyre or Jordan Knight. More photographic evidence after the jump. [D-listed]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Jun 11, 2008 4:02 AM EDT
Frederick M. Brown/Getty ImagesRead More »from Do the Hogans know best? Both parents dating younger people who look like their kids
Several months back, Hulk Hogan's wife filed for divorce after Hulk had an affair with his daughter's friend. Now he is dating a Brooke look alike, model Jennifer McDaniel (her age has not been made public), while ex-wife Linda has suited up with a 19-year-old who attended school with Brooke and her kid brother Nick. What's worse? The guy is the spitting image of 18-year-old Nick. Are these parents trying to hump their offspring? Something is not right. Brooke Hogan seems like the only 'normal' Hogan in the bunch these days: "I personally don't like it at all or condone it, but she's my mom, so I have to show her support," adding, "I went to school with him. He was a grade under me." Ouch. That's gotta be weird!
Do you feel bad for Brooke or do you think she should keep out of her parents' affairs? [Perez Hilton]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Jun 10, 2008 7:39 PM EDT
Read More »from Filed under things I don't approve of: The p----cat Dolls
I'm not sure when I changed from a carefree Britney Spears fan to a concerned woman aware of the social implications of pop culture, but it happened. Now, instead of chuckling or feeling mild repulsion for acts like the p----cat Dolls, I am legitimately disturbed and worried about teens learning by example. This weekend I finally got around to watching (and by watching I mean skimming through on fast forward) the MTV Movie Awards, and the p----cat Dolls' performance was particularly jarring. It wasn't their beyond-skimpy outfits or sexually implicit choreography, we've seen that all before, but that coupled with the lyrics to their new single, "When I Grow Up" left me unsettled to say the least. They sing about how they want to be famous at all costs and would do anything-even cross the line-for attention, taunting listeners: "I see you watching me and I know you want it."
With the likes of Disney star Miley Cyrus posing half-nude, do the young girls of America even have a chance to