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]
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
Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
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
- 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
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Apr 8, 2008 8:57 PM EDT
How can the cable network Lifetime be so cruel? First came the news that they've swiped Project Runway right out from under Bravo's Christian Louboutin heels. Now we hear that The Golden Girls were auf'd from Lifetime and forced to relocate to Hallmark's WE. Seriously, why don't they just send the girls packing to Shady Pines? Don't worry ladies, we'll enjoy cheesecake with you no matter what network you're on. After all, you haven't aged a day since the show went off the air in 1992. We can't say Heidi Klum will age as gracefully. [Perez]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Apr 8, 2008 7:13 PM EDT
David Livingston/Getty ImagesRob Lowe's former nanny quit out of the blue and is now demanding 1.5 million from him, and threatening to reveal loads of family secrets. The actor has filed three separate lawsuits: one against her, one against another former nanny and a third against his former chef who he claims had sex on his bed and stole prescription drug. Is there no screening process for these people? So in addition to the lawsuits, what would any celebrity do to retaliate for instant gratification? Publish his ex-employee's text messages thus completely tainting her image, of course. Read the greedy employee's embarrassing text resignation to Lowe's wife after the jump!Read More »from If youâ€™re Rob Lowe, itâ€™s hard to find good help these days
"Sheryl, I am really sorry. I have nothing bad 2 say about your family and really am thankful for what you guys have done for me over the years. I hope we can handle this as friends. I did not leave out of spite or anger, it was just time for my heart to let go. I am embarassed that I just up and left like this but I could not see another