Noel Vasquez/Getty ImagesMost wannabe Jewish:
The Beckham's attempt to enroll 3-year-old Cruz into a religious preschool. [Defamer]
Emma Watson claims her $20 million Harry Potter salary for her 18th birthday. [TMZ]
She tried to keep up with the boys:
Jessica Simpson's hospital stay was due to excessive drinking. [Star]
Most likely to take Rogaine:
Jude Law is looking into hair replacement options. This slightly depresses us. [d listed]
Not soon to be forgotten:
Jason Segel bares all in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. [LAT]
Most scripted reality:
The stars of the Hills lead a fake life on and off-screen. [Perez]
Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
Noel Vasquez/Getty ImagesMost wannabe Jewish:Read More »from Are The Beckhams above rules?
Read More »from One-hit Wonders Part 3: 90s Alt Rock
The 90s were such an interesting time. Music wasn't pop , but it wasn't rock, so what the heck were we supposed to call it? Ooh, "alternative." Alternative to what though? Music that was garbage? Hey there was a band called Garbage! But we digress: check out our favorite 90s one-hit wonders that are awesome, crappy and everywhere in between.
1) Emf - "Unbelievable"
Any song that begins with comedian Andrew Dice Clay yelling, "Oh!" has got our attention. Any song that has a chorus consisting solely of the title is an instant one-hitter.
2) Chumbawamba - "Tubthumping"
"I get knocked down… but I get up again; you're never gonna keep me down!" Well, until this song fades away into inevitable nothingness.
3) Blind Melon - "No Rain"
We feel slightly unjustified putting this song (remember the sunny video with the dancing bee girl?) on our list, because we're sure had singer/songwriter Shannon Hoon not passed away from a drug overdose, the band would have gone on to great things.
Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesNot a thug? No problem! Just make up your sordid past. The Smoking Gun has uncovered police corrections and court records that contradict much of Akon's life story he's told around town. Except, while most stars would probably hide their run-ins with the law, Akon has embellished and flat out invented them! According to countless interviews, the singer headed up a car theft ring and spent 4.5 years in jail. But guess what-he was never convicted! Some people's stupidity never fails to amuse us. [Smoking Gun]
Just when we'd gotten comfortable checking out music videos of our much adored and missed one-hit wonders on YouTube, Will Smith (well, okay, his Entertainment company) invests $2 million in PluggedIn Media, a new site dedicated to music video viewing. The site has 10,000 videos already courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, EMI Group, and Universal Music Group. YouTube has really been cracking down on unlicensed material being posted, but can Will Smith & Co. really keep up with the quantity being uploaded at this point? And can PluggedIn compete?
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Apr 17, 2008 12:47 AM EDT
Andrew H. Walker/Getty ImagesIf you could hear inside Evan's head she'd be saying...
A) "Dita Von who?"
B) "Sun exposure is bad for you. I always use SPF 500."
C) "If one more reporter mentions my crappy indie movie Thirteen I'll knock them out with my heel."
D) "I wear black, because it's the color of my soul."
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Apr 16, 2008 10:14 PM EDT
We've always viewed YouTube as a great web site for uploading silly movies or yourself or reminiscing over old music videos and commercials. These days, though, celebrities are on a mission, using the site as a marketing tool for spreading announcements to a mass audience.
First came actor Jason Beghe (of CSI, Numb3rs, and Cane) who posted a video declaring his utter disenchantment with Scientology, the religion he was a member of for 13 years. "Scientology is destructive and a rip-off," says Beghe. "It's very, very dangerous for your spiritual, psychological, mental, emotional health and evolution…It ain't delivering what it's promised."
In a more personal example, former actress and playwright Tricia Walsh-Smith has taken to the
divorce-by-YouTube method against husband Philip Smith, a big Broadway producer. As divorce lawyer Bonnie Rabin says, the video with over 150,000 hits "brings the concept of humiliation to a whole new level," as she trashes their sex life and goes
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Apr 16, 2008 7:07 PM EDT
I have never been so excited about a project than Woody Allen's upcoming collaboration with Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm creator Larry David. I consider myself a 75% non-religious, non-practicing Jew who grew up amongst hilarious Larry and Woody-adoring Yiddish-speakers. This could have something to do with my unwavering love for these two men. I don't see how anyone could not own every season of Seinfeld on DVD yet still watch them in syndication nightly or not be able to recite dialog from Manhattan, Deconstructing Harry, or my favorite Woody film, Annie Hall.Read More »from Woody Allen + Larry David = A Match Made in Heaven
I find myself alluding to scenarios from Curb Your Enthusiasm on a daily basis or even throwing out Larry's terms like "pop-in" or "stop and chat" in conversation when recognizing my mutual hatred for such occurrences. Some people might cringe at the prospect of close proximity to the intensely neurotic behaviors these self-deprecating egomaniacs exhibit, but I want to submerge and engulf myself in it. Sadly, there's not
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Apr 16, 2008 6:42 AM EDT
Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesNo, the 70-year-old comedian won't be rapping about J-E-L-L-O. Bill Cosby's album, Cosby Narratives Vol. 1: State of Emergency, due out next month, will be a mix of hip-hop, pop and jazz and feature the rapping of others. "It really looks at the frustration and the anger that a young man may have." Hey, at least it's a CD with a purpose! [CTV]Read More »from Bill Cosby makes a Hip-Hop album, let the world rejoice
There have been a slew of celebs-gone-singer/musican in recent years (Paris Hilton, Jared Leto, Lindsay Lohan, Adam Brody) and we're sure there are more on the way (Scarlett Johansson). After the jump, a list of stars with albums that you may be surprised about.
Retired-Yankee fielder Bernie Williams
Actor Leonard Nimoy
Actor William Shatner
Model/actress Milla Jovovich
Actor David Hasselhoff
Actress/screenwriter Julie Delpy
Actor Vincent Gallo
Director John Carpenter
Actress/Family Ties alum Tina Yothers (Jaded)
Actress Juliette (Lewis) and the Licks.
Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal
Actor Keanu Reeves
These uptempo hits were responsible for creating dance moves, dance crazes, even a movie and a lawsuit. So bust out your dancin' shoes and lets visit some more memorable one-hit wonders.
1) Los del Rio - "The Macarena"
This dance-craze tune sat comfortably at the top of the charts for 14 weeks and sold over 4 million copies and then disappeared from whence it came.
2) Aqua - "Barbie Girl"
Mattel sued the band for tainting Barbie's rep, referring to her as a "blonde bimbo," but the case was dismissed. The should have realized this Euro-hit was a fluke that would go away on it's own.
3) Deee-lite - "Groove is in the Heart"
This might actually be one of the best songs ever. Apparently Deee-lite had six #1 dance songs, but they must have been way less memorable without the slide-whistle.
4) Van McCoy - "The Hustle"
This dude was a producer, songwriter and orchestra conductor, but that all paled in comparison to his disco smash.
5) Haddaway - "What Is Love"
While recorded in the
The term one-hit wonder was coined by the Guinness Book of Hit Singles from the 1970s, and originally was used to identify artists who landed "a number one hit, and then nothing else, ever." Sometimes artists will have another mini hit that is trumped so magnificently that we'll still lump them into this category. The reasons for such a significant-yet-crappy fate? Bands break up, people die (uh oh!), and more typically, the artists have only enough talent for one catchy single-ah, the dreaded sophomore curse!Read More »from One-hit Wonders, Part I: the 80s
We will be tracking our favorites one-hit wonders during upcoming days and we'd like to start out our journey with a decade you all know and love: The 80s. After the jump, some "me generation" tracks we just wouldn't be the same without.
1) Soft Cell - "Tainted Love"
Everyone loves this song! Rihanna even chose to sample it for her smash hit, "S.O.S." Go ahead-sing along, we know you know all the words! But try and name another Soft Cell tune, and, well… oh. Guess there aren't