Last night Nightline caught up with Madonna at the Cannes film festival for an in-depth interview. What we learned? She's proud of beating Elvis' top 10 singles record, producer Pharrell Williams made her cry in the studio and turning 50 doesn't phase her in the least. But what was most surprising? Hearing her talk about her looks.
Madonna: I don't look at old pictures of myself.
Nightline: You don't? From the old days?
Madonna: I don't look at pictures of myself from last week. Once I've approved of them, they're gone.
Nightline: So you don't feel any competition with the Madonna of old?
Madonna: I like the way I look better now.
Nightline: What do you like better?
Madonna: My thighs aren't as chubby. I'm not kidding. I'm being perfectly honest with you.
Nightline: You say in one of the lyrics on your new album, "I feel beautiful when I'm dancing."
Madonna: Yeah, I have been dancing a lot lately. That's probably why I like my thighs better.
Nightline: But do you feel
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Yesterday on the set of her new movie, My Sister's Keeper, Cameron stunned onlookers with a new 'do-completely hairless! In the movie, Cameron's daughter is diagnosed with cancer, so our guess is Cameron's character shaved off her own hair in an act of solidarity (though this plot twist doesn't occur in the book it's based upon). Dakota Fanning turned down the role of her daughter after the film's execs demanded she shave her head for the role, yet Cameron was allowed to wear a bald cap. Interesting.
The actress who will be playing her daughter did in fact go bald for the part. Typically actors are commended for dramatically altering their appearance for a role (Renee Zellweger, Christian Bale, Nicole Kidman and Demi Moore who shaved her head to play G.I. Jane). Will the same happen for Cam? [Perez]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, May 22, 2008 7:11 PM EDT
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Paris is so smitten with boyfriend Benji Madden, her thoughts have turned to motherhood and starting a family. But, c'mon! With fragrances launching and a new MTV reality show, Ms. Hilton, like, kind of has her hands full right now. "I do want a baby. Pretty soon. Not yet because I'm so busy, but next year." Does anyone remember when Paris lost her precious Tinkerbell or siphoned off other pets to family members when she got tired of them? We seriously question if this heiress is ready for motherhood or looking for a baby to dress in matching Dior outfits. [MTV UK]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, May 22, 2008 6:30 PM EDT
Joe Corrigan/Getty ImagesWhile the new comedic duo of Fran Dresher and Rosie O'Donnell may seem unlikely, their shared vision for a new TV show may ring home for viewers. "We're in development for a new sitcom called The New Thirty," says Fran. "It's basically about middle-aged women on the verge of a midlife crisis. We play old high school friends - who live in the same building in Manhattan - who are living very different lives." Sounds to us like a grown up version of Mary Richards and Rhoda Morgenstern. "It's kind of Sex and the City but we ain't getting any! It'll probably be more like The Odd Couple; I'll be Oscar and she'll be Felix," says Fran. After Rosie's wild and crazy stint on the view, did Fran have any hesitation in working with Ro? "I love Rosie and I've known her for many, many years," she says. "I'd trust her with my life and with my business."Read More »from Fran Dresher and Rosie Oâ€™Donnellâ€™s new sitcomâ€”annoying or insightful?
Now the real question is, would you tune in to watch? [In Touch]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, May 22, 2008 7:00 AM EDT
Read More »from Rumored new couple we happily endorse: Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves
We're not sure why we're so excited, but supposedly a romance is in bloom between co-stars Winona and Keanu on the set of The Private Lives of Pippa Lee. The stars have been spending a lot of time in each other's trailers and "they are also always hugging on the set," says an insider. "The chemistry is really electric." Wow! Apparently Keanu even brought the OG Wino back to his NYC apartment during a break while filiming in Connecticut.
We really don't wanna jump the gun here, but there are so many reasons Wineanu (Keona? They deserve a moniker better than Brangelina!) must happen. Namely:
1. They were made famous by cult hits in the 80s (Heathers vs. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure), made us fall in love with them again in the 90s (Edward Scissorhands vs. Speed), gained more credibility in the early 2000s (Girl, Interrupted vs. The Matrix) and currently suck at life.
2. Both have suffered horrible relationships in real life, but survived coupledom together in Bram Stoker's
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, May 22, 2008 5:56 AM EDT
Gustavo Caballero/Getty ImagesThese days you're not a star unless you're photographed with your daily Starbucks in hand. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are no exception-only one former barista at their frequented West Village, New York location has been tampering with their Grande nonfat lattes. "The barista thought the Olsens were too thin," says a Starbucks insider, "so whenever they ordered their usual drink, he would replace the skim milk with full-fat." After Mary Kate (and potentially Ashley as well) has struggled with weight issues, we've gotta at least give this employee a high-five their valiant effort.Read More »from OMG! We drank whole milk?! Starbucks employee fattens up the Olsen twins
While the twins' publicist called the whole thing "ridiculous," an anonymous pal of the twins says "It's also my worst nightmare - that and getting a huge diet fountain soda that is mistakenly regular Coke - but I can def[initely] taste the difference, so it's their own fault if they fell victim." OMG, def! Just like we could ALWAYS tell which twin was currently on screen on Full House playing Michelle Tanner.
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, May 21, 2008 6:38 PM EDT
Penn Badgley: We are so much hotter than Rachel Bilson and Adam Brody from "The OC."
Blake Lively: How long do we have to rub tanning oil on each other in front of the cameras and pretend we're dating? I wanna hit the clubs.
Penn Badgley: Did you hear that? They called me the new John Mayer.
Blake Lively: You're a better kisser on-camera.
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, May 21, 2008 6:19 PM EDT
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There's nothing worse than a cheap boyfriend, so we're hoping John Mayer treats new babe Jennifer Aniston with a little more class. Yesterday Mayer was shopping at am L.A. camera store when a fan asked him for a picture. The singer's response? Sure, for ten bucks! Oh right as if he needs the cash. The fan agreed, paid up and got her photo. Don't believe it? Watch the video and see for yourself. This guy is out-of-control cocky. [D-Listed]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, May 21, 2008 6:07 PM EDT
And here you thought the 90s revival just meant seeing teenagers back in neon clothes and colored denim this summer! First came word that the CW was working on a 90210 spin-off. Now two big 90s movie franchises are on their way back to the big screen. Christian Bale (aka this summer's Batman) has signed on to play John Connor in the next three sequels to Terminator. He is currently on set of the first film, Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, set to debut on May 22, 2009. But will California Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger take on the role of Terminator again? We doubt it. 1991's T2 was the real smash hit-we don't know anyone who even saw the third installment. Next up, comes the fourth sequel to 1993's dinosaur extravaganza (and previously Michael Crichton's novel) Jurassic Park. Laura Dern says she'll be revisiting her old role as a doctor says, "I know [director] Steven Spielberg is looking forward to [getting it together] over the next year."Read More »from 90s revivalsâ€”"90210," "Jurassic Park" and the "Terminator" will be back
Would you have any interest in
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, May 21, 2008 12:27 AM EDT
Julien M. Hekimian/Getty ImagesThe saying is good things come in threes. Well, this spring marked the weddings of Beyonce, Mariah and Ashlee Simpson, but the marriages keep coming! Monday morning Jessica Alba, 27, and Cash Warren, 31, were secretly married at a courthouse in Beverly Hills. They applied for a wedding license and as soon as the clerks processed the paperwork, they got hitched. We had a feeling they'd get married before Jessica pops out a daughter this summer! The ceremony room was decked out with white silk fake flowers-ew! There were no guests. Jessica wore a blue dress and her hair in a ponytail and "looked happy but nervous," according to an insider. The couple got were in such a hurry to say their vows, they didn't even tell their family! US Weekly rang up Alba's brother Josh for a comment and he had no idea. "My sister!? I'm going to have to call her," he said.Read More »from Jessica Alba gets hitched--we regrettably can't get pumped because we're weddinged out
So which Hollywood lady will be next to say "I Do?" Some safe bets: newly engaged Carmen Electra, preggers teen Jamie Lynn Spears and