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It's a good thing celebs keep their last names, because it's getting hard to keep track of all the recent Hollywood weddings! Ashlee Simpson, 23, and Pete Wentz, 28, welcomed in married life on Saturday at the Simpson's home in Encino California. It truly was a family affair as papa Joe Simpson officiated the ceremony and sister Jessica acted as maid of honor. Guests included Nicole Richie, Joe Madden, the other members of Fall Out Boy and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who allegedly broke up with Jessica last week. "Joe called Tony and asked him to show support for the wedding," says an insider.
Guests were told to wear dark colors and the wedding theme was an Alice in Wonderland meets goth motif-black rugs, white couches with red pillows, black chandeliers and lots of red roses. An atypical yet well-suited choice for the couple. Ashlee is now four months pregnant with their baby.
Now the real question: Do you think this young couple will last? [US Weekly]
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Mon, May 19, 2008 3:07 AM EDT
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Fri, May 16, 2008 10:40 PM EDT
Read More »from Lindsay Lohan seeks corporate sponsors for her birthday extravaganza
Forget costume parties, dinners and nights out at a club, Lindsay Lohan has hired a marketing firm to arrange her 22nd birthday. Their duty: to track down corporate sponsors, because lord knows Lindsay ain't paying for crap. Besides, what kid wants to plan a party when they can design leggings? What's in it for the sponsors? Well it will be "an internationally media worthy event" after all. And, like, Lindsay will totally love you for it. Check out the pics for more info on the Moroccan themed birthday. [Gawker]
Do you think celebrity birthday bashes have gone too far?
When it's time for a dip, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue alum Heidi Klum hates being restricted by several inches of lycra. "I don't really like wearing too much," the supermodel told Oprah. "When there's no person in sight, it's coming off!" Maybe if we had her body we'd feel the same way.
Would you ever hit the pool or beach nude? [People]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Fri, May 16, 2008 6:29 PM EDT
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Finally a celebrity wedding we can get behind! Awesome fact number one: Yesterday the California Supreme Court overturned the ban on gay marriage. Awesome fact number two: Ellen DeGeneres announced on her talk show (taped yesterday, airing today) that she and girlfriend Portia de Rossi are very excited to now be able to make their relationship legal. The couple has been dating since 2004 and we couldn't be happier for them. Be sure and check your local listing and tune in today for Ellen's tear-inducing live announcement!
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Fri, May 16, 2008 4:06 AM EDT
A girl in Illinois flashes the camera-bearing Google vanRead More »from Google Maps â€œStreet Viewâ€ to blur faces and ruin our voyeuristic enjoyment
In case you're not familiar, about a year ago, Google online maps added a "Street View" feature to look at close-ups of major US cities. We had fun zooming in on our apartments, our favorite stores, and um, more importantly stumbling on random pedestrians engaging in humorous or illicit activities. But the grumps at Google are putting an end to our good time. "The purpose of Street View isn't looking at people, it's looking at buildings and locations. Obviously, we want to take steps in protecting people's privacy, but from the beginning we've been committed to doing this." Now join us in a collective, "Awww man!" and check out a few Street View images we've uploaded for prosperity. [Yahoo]
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Fri, May 16, 2008 3:04 AM EDT
Rob Loud/Getty ImagesRead More »from Rumer Willis, Joaquin Phoenix and other celebs who don't deserve albums
A few weeks ago we were really annoyed with Scarlett Johansson's attempt at a music career. But this week came news of not one but two celebs wanting to head to the studio. Ninteen-year-old Rumer Willis (daughter of Bruce and Demi) is "in talks" with music executives who are intrigued by her "deep, husky" voice. "With the right production and material, she could put out something solid and already people are talking," says a music insider. Next comes Joaquin Phoenix, who admittedly did impress us with his Johnny Cash impersonation in Walk the Line. But is that enough to carry a solo career? No matter-he's already working with Britpop star/Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess on his debut. We feel bad for all the struggling musicians trying to make it-Hollywood is butting in on their turf! We've got a word for all you actors looking to record an album: just because Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Minnie Driver, Kevin Bacon, Billy Bob Thornton, Gina Gershon and countless others have tried, it
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, May 15, 2008 8:50 PM EDT
Frank Micelotta/Getty ImagesRead More »from When drugs and alcohol ruin your careerâ€¦ get it back on Celebrity Rehab!
So many stars these days have got nothing going on but an endless slew of club hopping, DUIs, and trips to rehab. Wouldn't it be great if they could make THAT into a career high? Oh yeah! VH1's Celebrity Rehab provides just the vehicle. (How obsessed were we with Grease alum Jeff Conaway last season?!) The lovable Dr. Drew Pinsky of Loveline fame will be back with a whole new cast including Hollywood madame Heidi Fleiss, Skid Row's Sebastian Bach and the recently marijuana-busted Aaron Carter.
There is no other information available at this time other than that production begins in June. Who might the other cast members be? We'd kill to see Amy Winehouse, Pete Doherty, Kirsten Dunst and Lindsay Lohan, but let's get real. This is a C-listers only affair. Two words: Courtney Love. [Perez]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, May 15, 2008 7:55 PM EDT
Dan Kitwood/Getty ImagesRead More »from In an act of desperation, Paris breaks out the hat!
In case you didn't know, Paris Hilton and Benji Madden are in love. No, Paris is not working on anything new at the moment, but she is really, really into her boyfriend. What, that's not news? Ugh... fine then! We all saw Sarah Jessica Parker's hat at the Sex and the City world premiere. Paris Hilton must have seen it too, because those few gears in her head were turning and she showed up to her fragrance signing in London with an elaborate headpiece that commanded attention! Good press, bad press, who cares! Nice work, Paris, we're impressed. Maybe you're not as dumb as we thought.
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, May 15, 2008 6:31 PM EDT
David Keeler/Getty ImagesRead More »from Drag queen RuPaul takes reality shows to the next level
Logo has announced a new reality show titled "RuPaul's Drag Race." Everyone's favorite diva will serve as host, mentor and judge a la Tyra Banks on America's Next Top Model. "Tell Tyra that the Queen has returned, and while you're at it have Heidi clear the runway," says RuPaul. "I'm going to pump some 'realness' into reality. To be a winner on this show the contestants need to be a fashion designer, an American Idol, and a Top Model all rolled up into one. And they definitely have to be smarter than a fifth grader."
On the one-hour episodes, each contestant with the help of one stylist or friend will compete to become America's next superstar drag queen. Online voters will help select one cast member on RuPaulsDragRace.com. "RuPaul's history-making turn as a groundbreaking glamour sensation opened the door for a new generation of drag superstars," said Brian Graden, president of MTV Networks Music Group Entertainment and Logo. "We hope to find the next one."
We think we can already
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, May 15, 2008 12:59 PM EDT
Read More »from NKOTB reunite, and the 10 best and worst career comebacks!
On Friday morning, New Kids on the Block will be performing live on the Today show for the first time in 15 years. Their new single, "Summertime" is available on iTunes and they have a massive summer tour scheduled… but we're wondering just who is buying tickets? Would you see them for the sake of nostalgia? Check out some behind the scenes rehearsal footage, along with 10 of the best and worst career comebacks after the jump. Robert Downey Jr. - This 80s bratpacker turned drug user went to rehab and bounced back with a slew of films, including the latest blockbuster mega-hit Iron Man.Cher - This babe must have nine lives! With on-and-off musical, TV and film success in the 60s, 70s and 80s, we figured all the ups and downs had taken their toll on Cher. Then on her 23rd (!!!) album in 1998, she landed her biggest hit ever with the Grammy award winning "Believe." And now? She's holed up in Vegas. But hey, at least there she can wear all the Bob Mackie she needs! Flavor Flav - VH1