Read More »from It's been 10 years since "Seinfeld" said goodbye and yes, it's still relevant
In honor of the 10th anniversary of "Seinfeld"'s primetime farewell, a cranky Newsweek critic has decided to use the occasion to trash this classic and fundamentally perfect sitcom. How totally stupid-uh, we mean controversial-of you.
Upon revisiting the program, said reporter finds that it doesn't hold up at all, calling it "formulaic and forced" and "one big conceit: four characters-whiny wackos with hair, really-who managed to turn life's most ordinary situations into something outrageous, and with a laugh track." Surely by "formulaic" he must be referring to Jerry and Larry David's methodical genius-no sitcom had ever before careful finessed and woven together multiple story lines with such a phenomenal and unpredictable punch line. As for making the mundane into something monumental, isn't that what excellent comedy is all about, or are we missing something?
To our horror, he then says, "great" sitcoms like "M*A*S*H" and "Taxi" (barf, double-barf) work because, "They're not
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, May 6, 2008 7:53 AM EDT
Read More »from It's been 10 years since "Seinfeld" said goodbye and yes, it's still relevant
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Mon, May 5, 2008 10:26 PM EDT
Charley Gallay/Getty ImagesRead More »from Another one bites the dust: Scarlett Johansson is engaged!
Sorry fellas-one more Hollywood babe is officially off the market. Scarlett Johansson, 23, is getting married to boyfriend Ryan Reynolds, 31. The couple was first seen together in April 2007. Ryan was once engaged to singer Alanis Morisette while Scarlett was previously linked to Josh Hartnett and Benicio Del Toro. Tonight she'll be exhibiting her ring at the annual Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala in Manhattan.
Do you think this couple will last? [Star]
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Mon, May 5, 2008 7:50 PM EDT
Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesIt's too bad Matthew McConaughey and his lady are on the wagon now-they were about to name his unborn child after a beer like his brother Michael's son, Miller Lyte. As far as a brewski named baby, we're partial to Corona for a girl and Heineken for a boy. But you know, we can't help but wonder, how will all these ridiculous celeb baby names influence a child as an adult? Will Miller Lyte McConaughey be a frat boy for life?
Our list of star kids and their predicted futures:
- Coco (Courteney Cox & David Arquette) - Fashion obsessed red carpet stunner
- Apple (Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin) - Environmental non-profit volunteer
- Rumer (Demi Moore & Bruce Willis) - US Weekly's go-to cover girl
- Diva Muffin Zappa (Frank Zappa) - The next Rachael Ray
- Moxie Crimefighter (Penn Jillette) - Women's divorce lawyer
- Tu Morrow (actor Rob Morrow) - Psychic
- Jermajesty (Jermaine Jackson) - Hip-hop mogul
- Fifi Trixibelle (Bob Geldof & Paula Yates) - Proud owner of several Westminster
In an effort to make the world a better place, singer/Jennifer Aniston's new boytoy, John Mayer is really stretching his limits to doing something groundbreaking: rock an 80s haircut. No, seriously. This is what he's priding himself on these days. Read the blog entry that was sure to make nine-years-his-senior Jen (she might remember the 80s, but Mayer was only eight in 1985) audibly groan:Read More »from The Best in Celebrity Blogs: John Mayer Edition
"Today I set off on my newest project; to grow and maintain an authentic '80s style feathered haircut. It's something I've wanted to do for some time and I'm very excited to bring this amazing look into today's pop culture landscape. The feathered cut projects an attitude of ease and quiet confidence that seems to have all but eluded our generation.
This is a work in progress, and as my hair grows longer it will serve to become a more stirring and poignant statement." [Honeyee]
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It's like I'm seeing things clearly for the first time: I love Mariah Carey! I adore her! I want to be like Benji Madden, proclaiming my love from the mountain tops.
Okay let me back up for a minute. Sure Mariah may be easy to like now: she's looking better than ever, she beat Elvis' record for the most #1 singles by a solo artist, found herself a new (younger!) man to make her happy, and perhaps most importantly, has an irresistible new album. But growing up a classic/indie rock listener, pop was a stretch and r&b was just unacceptable. I felt insecure with humming along to ballads like "My All" or "Hero!" "Fantasy" was slightly doable, if only for its Tom Tom Club sample. Once I grew into my hip-hop phase, it then became OK to listen to "Heartbreaker" (Jay-Z appearance), but it wasn't till this past holiday season that I stopped and thought, 'wait a minute! 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' is one of the best Holiday songs EVER!!"' That was a wrap.
Sure her "Glitter" time was a
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Mon, May 5, 2008 12:59 AM EDT
Frederick M. Brown//Getty Images1) What happens in Vegas... really needs to stay in Vegas.
2) Single life will be over with for Bai Ling, as soon as she catches a guy in her MAN NET.
3) This cape becomes a convenient getaway when the fashion police come knocking!
4) Still bummed she got turned down for the role of Batman in "The Dark Knight."
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Fri, May 2, 2008 6:42 PM EDT
Michael Buckner/Getty ImagesBenji Madden is so smitten with his new girl, Paris, that when asked if he'd get engaged within the next six months he said, "I'm not gonna bet against you on that." The rocker says, "nothing would make me happier" than spending the rest of his life with the hotel heiress. "You know you walk around feeling lucky all day. You just want to get on top of a mountain and go, 'I'm in love!'" Wow, Benji, which one of Paris' multitude of wonderful character traits are you head over heels with?Read More »from Benji Madden is in love: "I always knew that she was, like, wife materialâ€
-Her ability to dance on tables in heels without falling down?
-Her life-altering vocal skills on her debut album?
-Her disregard for pets or they way she dresses them up like a little doll?
-Her ever expansive vocabulary?
-Her Academy Award worthy performance in "House of Wax"?
-The way she looks naked on camera under infrared light?
"I always knew that she was, like, wife material, or serious girlfriend material," says Madden. Maybe because she's been engaged twice already? Sorry Benji, we're
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Fri, May 2, 2008 6:47 AM EDT
Read More »from "LOST": I love you, but sometimes I wish we could break up
It all began in the blizzard that hit New York on January 22, 2005. I was flipping through the channels with my roommate when we collectively stopped on a repeat of ABC's "LOST." After a few minutes of growing increasingly captivated by characters and scenarios I knew nothing about, I threw on my North Face and ran across the street to Blockbuster to rent disc one of the season. Less than four hours later I was calling up the video store to see if they had discs two, three and four in stock. And so...the obsession began!
Three years, four seasons and many a hiatus later, I'm just as hooked as I was on that first night, if not more so. But being a Lostie (or Lostaway as some call us) sure takes it's toll! I often wonder if my blood pressure and stress levels go up before and after a viewing. Between the flashbacks, the flashforwards, the island, the numbers, the monster, the Dharma Initiative, the hallucinations, the whispers, the Others, the ship and the cabin--there's only so much a
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, May 1, 2008 11:43 PM EDT
Getty ImagesThis is the best/worst idea ever. Charles Ray Fuller, 21, of Crowley, was arrested on April 22 on an accusation of forging a $360,000,000,000 dollar check. What was he check for? Charles claims his girlfriend's mom gave it to him to start a record business…you know, cause who doesn't have $360 billion lying around. Besides the fact that it was fraudulent, there was one other minor detail-the check was not even made out in his name! What the heck was this guy thinking? WAS he thinking? Where do you even come up with a figure like that? Sounds like this dude needs a lesson from Frank Abagnale, the master check forger Leo Dicaprio played in "Catch Me if you Can"-at least he conned his way to $2.1 million! [Dallas News]Read More »from â€œAâ€ for effort, â€œWTFâ€ for harebrained scheme
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, May 1, 2008 8:02 PM EDT
Read More »from Here we go again! Rumors of Beyonceâ€™s pregnancy and Mariah might already be hitched!
Dave M. Benett/Getty ImagesPeople will never stop guessing who did what and why. And we're no better! Hollywood scoop says Beyonce will be the latest addition to the star mommy clan with multiple sources claiming, "Beyonce is 100% pregnant, which is why the couple rushed their wedding." Apparently all the guests at their top secret wedding were fully aware that B was with child and got married in a hurry due to her strong Christian beliefs.
In other news, Mariah Carey may have had a shotgun wedding yesterday! Someone close to Nick Cannon spilled the beans to Latina.com that they got married in a small ceremony (a few pals including rapper Da Brat) on an island on Wednesday and it was "very impulsive. This news comes just after Perez Hilton blogged about Nick recycling her engagement ring. Let's hope at least that part isn't true-Ms. Carey deserves better than a pre-worn diamond!
Are you buying these rumors, or will it take more for you to buy into the hype? [Hollyscoop, Latina]