Look out Katie Holmes! Back in the 80s when Tom was 23 and had just completed "Risky Business," Cher was his 39-year-old cougar. "It could have been a great big romance because I was crazy for him," Cher told Oprah in a recent interview. "He was shy. He said he felt like such a boob in school and nobody talked to him. We went on a date once for dinner in a New York restaurant and the waitress was from his old school. He told me she never talked to him back in school, but now he was recognized he got all her attention." Cher dated Tom for several months until he met Mimi Rogers, the woman responsible for introducing him to Scientology. Seriously, who can compete with a force as strong as Xenu? Sorry Cher. Do you believe in life after love? [SMH]
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Look out Katie Holmes! Back in the 80s when Tom was 23 and had just completed "Risky Business," Cher was his 39-year-old cougar. "It could have been a great big romance because I was crazy for him," Cher told Oprah in a recent interview. "He was shy. He said he felt like such a boob in school and nobody talked to him. We went on a date once for dinner in a New York restaurant and the waitress was from his old school. He told me she never talked to him back in school, but now he was recognized he got all her attention." Cher dated Tom for several months until he met Mimi Rogers, the woman responsible for introducing him to Scientology. Seriously, who can compete with a force as strong as Xenu? Sorry Cher. Do you believe in life after love? [SMH]Read More »from The Romance That Never Was: Tom Cruise and Cher
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Apr 29, 2008 6:43 PM EDT
After last night's episode I have given up on "The Hills." This season has been painful to watch and watching LC go out with her annoying ex and move into a new mansion with her girls made me want to gag. Make it stop! Dear Lord, please make it stop.
"The Hills"-let me list the reasons you have done me wrong:
- The whole thing is staged, and it's so obviously staged at this point. How many times can these people run into each other BY ACCIDENT at the same club or restaurant.
- There are no new characters. How many times can you bring "Laguna Beach" alums like Brody Stephen, Lo and Jason back on the show. Don't they make any new friends?
- The settling is old. We've moved on to bigger and better things-like rich NYC brats on "Gossip Girl."
- The relationships are dull. They can be friends or they can fight - only so much can happen between people! In the real world Heidi and Lauren would have gone their separate ways years ago and that'd be a wrap.
- Lauren is whiny. As the
Read More »from Social networking addiction: it's an epidemic
Over the past several months I've noticed a trend I'm not cool with. The issue: my friend counts on MySpace and Facebook are dropping at a rapid pace. The reason: my friends are addicted and quitting cold turkey.
How can you be "addicted" to a website? Easily, says my Los Angeles friend who is so embarrassed by the addiction he wishes to remain nameless. As a constant quitter/re-joiner, his MySpace habit became a serious issue. "It was a problem, it was seriously interfering with my work and screwing up my productivity. I'm still OCD about it, but for a while I was obsessively checking every hour on the hour. Reading bulletins, reading comments, checking pictures, spending hours looking at and adjusting my own page. I got really self-conscious about checking it after midnight too because then people on the East Coast would wake up the next day and be like, 'God, he was already on today? What a loser.' "
I didn't really buy into the addiction until I received a shocking email today
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Mon, Apr 28, 2008 11:06 PM EDT
Lisa Maree Williams/Getty ImagesThese days you can't throw a stick without hitting Kim Kardashian. And no, it's not because of her big J.Lo-butt that she and everyone else seems so intent on emphasizing. But what is it exactly she is famous for? We honestly couldn't remember! A trip over to Wikepedia informed us:Read More »from Why the heck are they famous again? The Kim Kardashian phenomenon
Kimberly Noel Kardashian (born October 21, 1980) is an American stylist, apparel retailer and television personality. She is best known for her social life, sex tape, and her appearances on reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Oh right, that's what we thought. But really, why is she famous? Our insight after the jump!
Well her real dad was Robert Kardashian, OJ Simpson's lawyer during his murder trial, and her mom remarried Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner. She made a sextape with then-boyfriend, rapper Ray J (Brandy's brother), and while she initially sued the distribution company, she later settled for $5 million. Her outrageous and extremely large family (she has 2 sisters, 3
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Mon, Apr 28, 2008 9:52 PM EDT
Steven A Henry/Getty ImagesApparently American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken still has crazed fans. Well, at least one. One woman has allegedly seen his performance in Broadway's Spamalot at least 40 times and she waits by the stage door hoping to catch a glimpse. "She is at the stage door from 9:30 in the morning, waiting all day to talk to people as they come in," says an insider. "She says talking to the other actors, she feels a step closer to Clay." But why exactly is this woman so obsessed? The source says she thinks, "He is the Savior." Alllllrighty then.
Do you think Clay is obsession-worthy? [NY Daily]
Scott Wintrow/Getty ImagesA book about former mayor Eliot Spitzer and his now-infamous call girl, Ashley Dupre, is being shopped around for quite a large sum of money. Peter Elkind, a writer for Fortune magazine and the co-author of an Enron book is working on sealing the deal. "It seems like a lot of money to me, but the book will get a lot of ink, if not sales," says Sara Nelson, editor of Publishers Weekly. "The question is that, by the time it comes out, will people have read everything they need to know in the tabloids and other papers?" Seriously, haven't we delved into their personal lives enough? Is there one more fact or detail we're still even remotely curious about? It's almost stomach turning. Then again, it might be a lot juicier than the latest issue of US Weekly.Read More »from Spitzer tell-all may get $350k, but do we care?
Would you read a book about the Eliot Spitzer scandal? [NY Post]
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Mon, Apr 28, 2008 5:10 AM EDT
Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesRead More »from Miley Cyrus exposed: says she regrets topless photo, but does she mean it?
Only a week after racy photos of Disney superstar Miley Cyrus appeared on the internet, comes a topless photo of the 15-year-old in the June issue of Vanity Fair. Okay, so you can't see her ta-tas -- she has a sheet wrapped around her and the photo was taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz -- but is this any way for young pop idol to be parading around? Definitely not, and Miley knows it, hence her apology before the magazine hits newsstands.
After the jump, the picture of Miley from the June issue of Vanity Fair and her questionable apology.
The June Issue of Vanity Fair
"I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be 'artistic' and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed," she says. "I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about." Now this sounds more like the girl we know, who once uttered, "I've got to make really good decisions. More than just for myself, but for the girls who are watching me." The Disney Channel
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Mon, Apr 28, 2008 3:18 AM EDT
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What do you think: Classy lady or arrogant actress?
"I have platinum blonde hair, and I'm extremely curvy: I pour myself into a dress and show up and strut my stuff at premieres. Of course I expect people will have certain ideas but it's weird if people associate the fact that I sell handbags or wear a bikini with who I am when I wake up in the morning. People think I'm going to be some brazen harlot, but I'm not out there with every Tom, Dick and Harry or catching hepatitis." [Perez]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Sat, Apr 26, 2008 12:44 AM EDT
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for agreeing, disagreeing and flat out making us laugh. Here are some highlights from this week's reader comments. And please... keep 'em coming!Read More »from Best reader comments of the week: your jeers and cheers warm the cockles of our heart
Things we don't get: Dave Matthews Band
Posted by Angel Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:55pm PDT
I totally agree!! Couldn't ever stand them & still can't!! Though I did get a giggle when his tour bus dumped human cr*p all over a boat of tourists... Other than that I could care less about the stupid band....
Can you be gay in hip-hop? A new book is about to name names
Posted by Andygirl Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:09am PDT
I say, as a queer, that this is great. the need to hide gayness is recyling the fear and homophaobia over and over. by outing big named gay and lesbian rappers, people who are already icons and role models, we can break down the barriers and taboos of gender stereotypes and how we view them and their images. it's all about PRIDE!
Quote of the Day: Mariah Carey says hellz no to babies
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Fri, Apr 25, 2008 11:15 PM EDT
Once upon a time, Tom Cruise was really your run-of-the-mill A-list star, with a smattering of roles that ran the gamut form cheesy to creepy to poignant. A man who many of us maybe even had a slight crush on at one point. That all changed in May 2005 when Tom professed his undying love for his new girlfriend, Katie Holmes, on the Oprah Winfrey Show and catapulted himself up in the air onto her studio couch several times and cackled like a lunatic. Well, lucky for us Tom wants to catch us up on the past three years, and will do so via-what else-the Oprah Winfrey Show, in a two part special airing May 2nd and 5thin conjunction with his 25th anniversary of Risky Business. Take a trip with us down memory lane to watch Tom in all his couch-jumping glory. We have high hopes for you to top this next week, Tom! We know you can do it. [BCC]