"People talk about Madonna being the queen of reinvention, and while I applaud her, I don't know anyone who's reinvented themselves more than me." - Paula Abdul
Hmm… does anyone know what she's talking about? [US]
Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, May 29, 2008 6:12 AM EDT
Never one to pass up an opportunity, T.I. has scored a TV show while on house arrest. Prior to serving his one-year sentence from gun charges, the King of the South will perform 1,000 hours of community service and discuss the dangers of guns and gangs on camera as part of a plea deal he struck with the judge. "Hopefully the mistakes I've made will be a lesson to today's youth, and they won't go down that same path," says the 27-year-old Grammy winner.Read More »from T.I. makes jail sentence work in his favorâ€”lands a reality show
If this goes off well, his sentence (he pled guilty to attmempting to buy three machine guns and silencers) could be even further reduced-man, that's celebrities for you. MTV has ordered up eight episodes and will begin filming this summer. It should premiere around the time T.I. reports to jail next January. [E!]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, May 29, 2008 5:48 AM EDT
After a year of courtship, George Clooney has given girlfriend Sarah Larson the boot. While Clooney's rep, Stan Rosenfield, says, "We do not comment on George's personal life," we would be happy to make an educated guess. The Vegas cocktail waitress stole Clooney's heart last summer and earlier this year became the first girlfriend to ever accompany him to the Oscars. Shortly after, however, some scandalous pictures emerged of a bikini clad Larson, licking, straddling and trashing it up on the sunset strip.Read More »from George Clooney is single again! Time to pick up cocktail waitressing
Many have made the accusation that this "nobody" was not good enough for one of America's biggest hunks-perhaps he finally heard the rumor. Either way, Sarah, your lucky streak has ended. You can find us serving drinks near the black jack table next time Clooney rolls into town. [People]
Read More »from Website of the week: Beautify your electronics!
These days you can customize pretty much anything to your exact taste: sneakers, clothing, perfume, even ice cream flavors a la Coldstone Creamery. Personally our electronics are feeling left out! Sure there are really cool iPod covers, and occasionally a pink cell phone option, but we want more! Today we stumbled on Colorware-a site where you can customize every square millimeter of your TV, iPod, Blackberry, Wii… even your guitar! There's 30 scratch-resistant color options, and sure, they cost a pretty penny, but your device will now be one-of-a-kind! Check out the jazzed-up laptop we're making. Who says nerds can't have style! [Colorware]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, May 28, 2008 6:24 PM EDT
Read More »from Sharon Stone is an idiotâ€”says China earthquakes are due to bad karma
Sharon Stone has taken a turn for the freaky as she's aged, but this time we're not seeing the humor in it. When the staunch Tibetan rights advocate was interviewed on Hong Kong's Cable Entertainment News, she linked the recent earthquakes-a natural disaster-to Beijing's policy on Tibet. "I'm not happy about the way the Chinese are treating the Tibetans because I don't think anyone should be unkind to anyone else," said Stone. "And then this earthquake and all this stuff happened, and then I thought, 'Is that karma? When you're not nice that the bad things happen to you?'"
As a result to her comment, Ng See-Yuen, founder of the UME Cineplex chain and the chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers, has vowed not to show her movies in his theaters, calling her remarks "inappropriate." Beijing department stores have also removed Christian Dior ads featuring Sharon's image-and we kind of can't blame them. Ms. Stone, perhaps you should think before you open your mouth! [US Weekly]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, May 28, 2008 6:22 AM EDT
While we love R. Kelly as an artist and creative talent, his take on "movie director," if you can call it that, may land him in jail for a long time. His much put-off trial for his alleged child pornography sex tape is underway, and while Kelly and his supposed co-star both deny participation, witnesses are all pointing fingers at them. Yesterday Lindsey Perryman, who worked as both a producer and personal assistant to Kelly, said while she initially didn't think it was him, she is now "110 percent sure" that her boss is the man featured in the tape.Read More »from R. Kellyâ€™s trial verdict is not looking good
Perryman also identified the girl, whom she says Kelly introduced to her as his goddaughter. Two more of the girl's acquaintances identified her as the girl on the tape, who supposedly was 13 or 14 back when it was filmed sometime between 1998 and 2000. R.Kelly, we like you, but if you really did this you are a sick dude who belongs trapped in more than just a closet. [E!]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, May 28, 2008 5:47 AM EDT
Read More »from Kirsten Dunst comes clean: Turns out she was in rehab for depression
Earlier this year, 26-year-old actress Kirsten Dunst disappeared off our radar and reappeared at Cirque Lodge treatment center in Utah. Rumor was she went in for alcohol and substance abuse, as many Hollywood stars do, but today Kirsten admitted the truth. "I didn't go to Cirque Lodge for alcohol abuse or drug abuse, I went there for depression," says Dunst from the set of her new movie, All Good Things. "I was struggling, and I had the opportunity to go somewhere and take care of myself. I was fortunate to have the resources to do it."
Kirsten, who knows many others in the industry suffering from mental illness, was happy to open up and dispel rumors. "There's been a lot of misrepresentation about what is going on in my life, and it's been very painful for my friends and family," she says. "Everyone feels like they have to defend me," says Dunst. "Now that I'm feeling stronger, I was prepared to say something," adding, "Depression is pretty serious and should not be gossiped about."
Strangest career decision: pro hockey player Sean Avery trades in his skates for a "Vogue" internshipBy Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, May 27, 2008 8:03 PM EDT
Read More »from Strangest career decision: pro hockey player Sean Avery trades in his skates for a "Vogue" internship
During the off season, New York Ranger Sean Avery made an interesting career move-he's interning at Vogue magazine. "I wanted to immerse myself in fashion," Avery told fashion trade mag Women's Wear Daily. "I couldn't think of a better place to do it than Vogue." Perhaps ex-gf Mary Kate Olsen helped him tap into his metrosexual side.
While Avery is most likely earning minimum wage like the other interns, he will be experiencing perks unlike his predominantly undergrad coworkers. How many interns do you know who may grace the cover of the magazine AND attend the Europe couture shows with legendary editor in chief Anna Wintour? Models, clothes, jet-setting around the world-a lot more glamorous than hitting around a hockey puck. If you ask us, we'd opt for a permanent career swap. [Perez]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, May 27, 2008 6:45 PM EDT
Following her divorce from former backup dancer Kevin Federline, Britney Spears dated paparazzo Adnan Ghalib, and now in an act of courtship desperation has taken up with her agent, Jason Trawick. Pics emerged of the couple frolicking on the beach on Britney's infamous Costa Rica trip with Mel Gibson, and this week Jason escorted her to designer Christian Dior's 50th birthday party. Don't get us wrong, we love that people are looking out for Britney and trying to get her career back on track, but we hope they're doing it for the right reasons and not just for their own personal economic benefit.Read More »from Britney Spears: so desperate she can only date her entourage
Do you think it's a good move for Britney to be dating her agent, or should she be dating outside her inner circle? [The Superficial]