We have loved Kylie since back in her "Locomotion" days and her last two albums were in heavy iPod rotation. When word came that after beating cancer (yes, she is quite inspirational) Kylie was coming back hard with a new dance CD we counted the days for it's release stateside. Apparently no one else noticed, because it only sold…5,500 copies? Seriously, if she called in a favor for all her good buddies to buy her album it would have sold more copies. Her latest effort, X, debuted at #139 on Billboard. Are you remembering that Diddy's two reality fab bands were recently in the #1 spots on the charts? What is going on! Kylie, sweetheart, you've gotta get yourself a TV show or it's back to Australia with you.
Do you think it's time for Kylie to give up in her U.S. success? Do you think Madonna's new album will do much better? [Billboard]
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Fri, Apr 11, 2008 3:53 AM EDT
We have loved Kylie since back in her "Locomotion" days and her last two albums were in heavy iPod rotation. When word came that after beating cancer (yes, she is quite inspirational) Kylie was coming back hard with a new dance CD we counted the days for it's release stateside. Apparently no one else noticed, because it only sold…5,500 copies? Seriously, if she called in a favor for all her good buddies to buy her album it would have sold more copies. Her latest effort, X, debuted at #139 on Billboard. Are you remembering that Diddy's two reality fab bands were recently in the #1 spots on the charts? What is going on! Kylie, sweetheart, you've gotta get yourself a TV show or it's back to Australia with you.Read More »from Kylie Minogue canâ€™t sell albums in the U.S. and weâ€™re sad
Dave Hogan/Getty ImagesYou know the Internet rumor about George Clooney being the latest star to enter the fashion arena-it's not true. But has a clothing line been created under his name? Yes! Police have confiscated clothing, watches and fake documents and press releases from "GC Exclusive by George Clooney," a company in Italy claiming the actor would debut his fashion line in Milan on April 20. "This is a hoax," says Clooney. "If someone tries to sell you clothes or watches that are based on me, don't buy them."Read More »from Wonâ€™t the real George Clooney please stand up?
Don't worry Georgie-we may like the way you dress, but a Clooney watch is not on our short list of must-have items. [E!]
Astrid Stawiarz/Getty ImageLook out Beyonce and Jay-Z, it's time for another music industry wedding! This time the players are singer Ashlee Simpson, 23, and Fall Out Boy singer/bassist Pete Wentz, 28. Pete popped the question while the couple was in Colorado and got down on one knee. "She has an amazing ring, and they are so in love," says a family friend. Ashlee's parents approve, but after her sister Jessica's young, failed marriage you'd think the Simpson's would be a little more cautious about having another daughter racing to the alter. [In Touch]Read More »from Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz engaged
Other famous couples who married young:
-Reese Witherspoon (23) and Ryan Phillippe (24) - split after eight years
-Emilie de Ravin of Lost (25) and actor Josh Janowicz - split after six months
-Macauley Culkin (17) and actress Rachel Miner (17) - split after two years
-Kobe Bryant (22) and wife Vanessa (19) - still together after eight years
-LeAnn Rimes (19) and dancer Dean Sheremet (21) - still together after six years
-Britney Spears (22) and Jason
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Apr 10, 2008 5:23 PM EDT
Stephen Lovekin/Getty ImagesWhen you're looking to learn a quick fact about someone famous, you either A) click over to IMDB.com or B) cross your finger and hope the info on Wikipedia holds true. Well, we'd like to introduce you to a third option: Notable Names Database where the quickest search will lead you to informative and hilarious, if not slightly-biased, info.Read More »from Web site: Notable Names Database, more than just a biography
A few tidbits we learned today:
In the aftermath of 9/11, Paltrow reportedly stocked up on gas masks and anthrax antidotes. Months later she said she had given up alcohol because it was interfering with her yoga, but after that declaration she appeared in a series of European ads for vermouth-makers Martini & Rossi.
Dr. Phil AKA Phillip Calvin McGraw
Executive summary: Dispenses poor advice.
Tom Cruise AKA Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
Executive summary: Flamboyant Scientologist
Risk Factors: Dyslexia; he is 5'7" tall, somewhat short for an American man. He usually wears "elevator shoes" and works with diminutive actresses to hide
Dave M. Benett/Getty ImagesWe know we aren't completely innocent, but there's a fine line between putting a personal spin on a gossip item and writing malicious and irresponsible commentary. Perez Hilton, a blogger turned TV/radio personality, whose site reaches nearly three million people a month, has certainly established himself as a major player in the blogging world, but what's he's chosen to do with this power is questionable.Read More »from Don't listen to what Perez says
For starters, he claims to endorse many female celebs like Britney Spears, but will later call them a "slut" or "ugly," and draw obscene things on their photos. Other times he makes light of their eating disorders by writing, "feed me" across their faces. Also, you would think a former assistant at gay rights organization GLAAD would be a little more sensitive than publicly outing celebrities.
We find ourselves cringing at his mixed messages daily. Yesterday we came upon a post featuring actress Mischa Barton shopping where he wrote, "How can such a skinny girl have so much
Dave Hogan/Getty ImagesMost likely to show off his magic wand:Read More »from Daniel Radcliffe has a few tricks up his pants...
Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe brings his London play, Equus stateside. It's 10-minute nude scene. What would Dumbledore say? [People]
Hasn't learned from other people's mistakes prize:
Jessica Simpson does sexy dances on camera for her man, Tony Romo, when they're apart. [IDLYTW]
Really gross quote of the day:
Bachelorette Trista's husband sounds like a pig. "Even when you're about to breastfeed, we get turned on because we're guys and we just see boobs." [Us]
Another one bites the dust:
Mary-Louise Parker calls off her engagement with Weeds costar Jeffrey Dean Morgan. [People]
Most likely to break the rules:
Pete Doherty goes to jail for violating probation while Mischa Barton pleads no contest to her DUI and gets off with probation. [NY Daily]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Apr 9, 2008 7:46 PM EDT
Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesWe know what you're thinking: isn't Johnny Depp already married to that French chick? The truth is, they've been together for 10 years, have two children (Lily-Rose, eight, and Jack, six) but Vanessa Paradis and our -- er, we mean her man never felt the need to make it official. Well, turns out the lady has changed her mind and Johnny Boy's making an honest woman out of her.
We must now let go of that one strand of hope we had to be together. The wedding is rumored to be taking place this summer in Georgia's Tybee Island. Sigh. If you love something, let it go… [Showbiz Spy]
There probably isn't a person alive without an iPod these days, so wouldn't it be nice if yours stood out? Whether you have an iPod, a shuffle, a nano, or an iTouch, here are some awesome cases will keep yours from scooping up a friend's by mistake.Read More »from iPod, youPod, WeAllPod! Now buy yourself a case
Griffin Reflect Chrome Mirrored Case for iPod classic, $25
Apply your makeup when it's turned off. The screen magically lights up through the case when turned on. It's like the Siegfried and Roy of iPod cases, except obviously without the tigers.
Speck Pinstripe Hard Sheck Case for iPod Touch, $30
Fashionable fabric with a convenient pull-out stand for easy viewing.
100% Organic Hemp iPod Case, $32
You may feel guilty for finally throwing away your discman and creating more electronic waste, but make yourself feel green again by investing in this Earth friendly iPod cozy.
Mophie Mueva Wraptor, $10
Protects your teeny shuffle and keep ear buds from getting tangled in your purse.
Debris Custom iPod Cases, $45
Pick your own size, fabric
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In the past week, the Jacksons, Pam Anderson and Foxy Brown have joined dozens of other stars who have their own reality shows. We're dying for some of our favorite celebs to takeover these pre-existing programs:
- "The Bachelor": Half of young Hollywood cat fights for a one-on-one date with Justin Timberlake. Season 2: Bruce Willis.
- "Survivor": The scariest season of the show yet: Naomi Campbell test-drives personal assistants.
- "The Simple Life": 50 Cent struggles with everyday tasks like painting the barn and running out of toilet paper.
- "Wife Swap": Tom Cruise shuffles spouses A) when it's time to promote new movies or B) once his wives discover he's crazy.
- "Big Brother": Alec Baldwin tries to reign in his misbehaved siblings.
- "My Super Sweet 16": Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon. Madonna's daughter may only be 11, but when you come out of the womb in Burberry, every birthday should cost at least $30k.
- "The Apprentice": Oprah is practically like God. Contestants vie for
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Apr 8, 2008 9:38 PM EDT
Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesBest rehab rebound:Read More »from Going to rehab sure didnâ€™t hurt Kirsten Dunst's social life
Kirsten Dunst leaves Cirque Lodge and is spotted cuddling up with Ryan Gosling. [Jezebel]
Third time's a charm:
Orlando Bloom lands his third trilogy, Disney's Prince of Persia and continues along his path of not wearing regular clothes on-screen. [NY Post]
Creepiest sign of devotion:
Obsessed with cremating all his deceased tigers, Roy Horn dismembered one when it was too big to fit in the furnace. [Gawker]
She made him an offer he couldn't refuse:
J.Lo gets Tom Cruise to act as godfather to her twins. [d listed]
Most insatiable desire for the spotlight:
Pam Anderson is most likely dating bad boy Criss Angel and will star in a new reality series on E! called Pamela. [People, Perez]
Just like Kermit said, it's easy being green:
Leo DiCaprio buys an apartment in NYC's eco-friendly Riverhouse building. [E!]
Late entry to the social networking game:
Radiohead creates a music-centric, Facebook-like site called W.A.S.T.E. [NME]
Hush-hush couple might have one