Christina Aguilera may have a collection of Grammy's on her mantle, but isn't selling magazines. Nicole Richie on the other hand, has a handful of arrests on her record, cementing her star power and making her baby more popular. Is it possible for there to be a cooler newborn? Richie's current cover story is on track to sell 1.8 million copies--about 500,000 more than X-tinas! "Christina historically doesn't do that well on covers," says one mag insider, who claims sales of her wedding photo in OK! And her recent nude shoot for Marie Claire were both sup-par. But with only a reality series under her belt, what makes Nicole such a draw? "She's gone public about being a heroin addict," the source says. "Her boyfriend is covered in tattoos. By default, she's got the more interesting baby. People want to see how she settles down. They want to see what kind of baby someone with her background has." It's too bad Christina's settling down with a nice, normal guy has trumped the public'sRead More »from Battle of the Cover Babies: Nicoleâ€™s sells more copies then Christinaâ€™s
Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Mar 20, 2008 8:26 PM EDT
Actress Bai Ling was charged yesterday with one count of petty theft for stealing one pack of AAA batteries and two magazines at LAX before hopping on a flight to Mexico on Feb 13. The gift shop employee called authorities and she was booked at LAPD's Pacific Station but let go once they figured out who she was. The total of her stolen goods? $16. C'mon Bai, your parents must have taught you better than that, and we know you've got cash saved up from movies and your appearance on LOST, so what's the deal? Apparently the star was coping with ""the huge problem of breaking up" right before Valentine's Day. Her friend Damon Elliot tells E! News, "She had some relationship issues going on. She wasn't in the right frame of mind...She was very spacey, and that was pretty much what happened. She was distracted and had a lot of things going on." Perhaps this compounded with the backlash of the fashion police after the Grammy's on Feb 10 was too much for the poor girl to take. [E!]Read More »from Bai Ling caught stealing
With all the breakups and scandals and trips to rehab it's refreshing to see a couple who actually seems in love, so we just wanted to take a minute to say aww. This weekend Reese Witherspoon and boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal were seen walking around NYC holding hands, kissing, shopping in SoHo and dining at Prune (note Jake exiting just behind her). Just because they've kept their relationship out of the spotlight doesn't mean it's gone sour-in fact, just the opposite! Take heed, celebri-couples. The camera's don't always help! [Perez Hilton]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Mar 20, 2008 8:20 PM EDT
As if Britney's life couldn't get any more "Chaotic," UK tabloids are reporting that her photographer boyfriend, Adnan Ghalib, has been spotted with another woman, namely L.A. waitress Amanda Pagel. Dude, didn't anyone tell you waitresses aren't millionaires? How do you expect to score money and fame out of this one? It seems the paparazzo clearly wasn't thinking when he swung by Ms. Pagels house and had other photogs shuttering away with their cameras. Sadly, this isn't even earth-shattering news to Britney, who found flirtacious text messages in his iPhone. "There were about a dozen (texts) from one girl, all sent in one day," an insider told The Sun. "They were pretty saucy stuff with sexual references - certainly not the sort you'd send to a friend." Upon this disheartening discovery, Spears threw his phone into her pool marking the first great decision she's made in a long time. Let's hope she has the sense to dump this guy and continue trying to get back on track. [The Daily MailRead More »from Britneyâ€™s man caught cheating? Paparazzo forgets that people take pictures.[
After a huge success with his first starring role in the TV adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, Sean "Diddy" Combs has set his sights on another arena to conquer-Hollywood. "I'm out here looking for houses now," Combs told AllHipHop.com. "I'm going to officially be bi coastal. I feel like in order to make movies, you gotta be where they are being made." While audiences weren't sold on the casting, A Raisin in the Sun was the highest rated original TV movie since November 2005, drawing 12.7 million viewers for ABC, and Diddy's performance was well received. "This has really set a tone out there in Hollywood that I could draw, that I could bring people to the box office and put people in seats as I make this transition," Combs said. "It's one of my proudest artistic moments because I kept on working hard. I didn't give up." We know Diddy has mastered the music industry, but is there an Oscar in his future? Eh, not likely, but the guy is persistent. You never know! [Read More »from Diddy goes to Hollywood!
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Mar 20, 2008 8:17 PM EDT
Just after we told you about J.Lo's pampered twins comes news of big celeb baby birthday bash. Tom Cruse and Katie Holmes have hired British music producer Mark Ronson to DJ at Suri's second birthday party on April 18. When you're a Hollywood toddler, pizza and cake with a few other babies doesn't exactly cut it. So what made TomKat seek out a Grammy winner to spin the event? Ronson (known for recent work with Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen) DJ'd the couple's 2006 wedding in Italy and won over the groom with a remixed version of the theme to Top Gun. Good move stroking his ego-If Ronson is available, we can picture Tom wanting him to DJ when Suri loses her first tooth! Ah, being a famous baby. It must be nice. [ShowBizSpy]
Unless you were in a coma, you saw the sensation that was Lindsay posed as a naked Marilyn Monroe in New York magazine. Apparently the word spread so rapidly their website crashed from too many hits and the magazine made thousands in ad sales. Now, Hugh Hefner wants in on the action! The NY Post heard that Hef suggested La Lohan re-create a nude scene from Marilyn's unfinished movie "Something's Gotta Give" to grace the pages of Playboy. So will Linds give? Time will tell. In the mean time, the silk-robed ladies man has set his sites on an even bigger prize: the Olsen twins. "Hef thinks the twins are every young man's fantasy," a source tells Star. Mary-Kate and Ashley turned down his offer to appear in his magazine when they turns 18. Will they do it for Playboy's June issue when they turn 22? "They're all about high-end fashion these days," says the insider . "They want to do Vogue."Read More »from Lindsay and the Olsen Twins in Playboy?
Mischa was charged with four misdemeanors earlier this week including a DUI and marijuana possession stemming from a December arrest. Not too far from her hard-partying character of Marissa Cooper on The O.C. who was eventually killed off by the producers in 2006. We thought it was all but over for the ex-small screen teen queen until rumors about an upcoming role on the CW's Gossip Girl. TV Guide says she was handpicked for the role of Georgina Sparks-an old friend of troublemaking Serena van der Woodsen (played by Blake Lively). But today her rep told Usmagazine.com, "She will not be on the show. She was approached, but her reps passed." Hmm… could they be doing damage control? Barton is now in Paris promoting her upcoming drama Closing the Ring and taking in the shows at Fashion Week. While we would have enjoyed a return to the boozing and drugging Mischa we've come to enjoy watching over the years, perhaps it was a good move on the part of her camp. Fine, be boring! We'll tune inRead More »from Mischa Barton turns down Gossip Girl role
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Mar 20, 2008 8:10 PM EDT
It's all but confirmed that the twins of Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony are named Max and Emme (possibly short for Maximiano and Emelina). But it's not just their names that have been kept safe from the public. The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Jenny is spending $600,000 on six baby bodyguards. Seriously? Of course the babies are precious, but that sounds beyond excessive. They also claim that the couple has installed cameras throughout the house because J.Lo is "paranoid about a possible kidnapping." Her rep tells TMZ, "This story is ridiculous and without merit," however she admits they do have a security team ready for action. Hmm… she maybe be Jenny from the Block, but we doubt she's depriving her new additions from the Hollywood treatment. Maybe there are only five bodyguards. [TMZ, Star]
Gone are the days when joining an online dating site has an desperate social stigma. But what about when you're a hot, young celebrity! 20-year-old Jesse McCartney has girls everywhere drooling over him, so why is he searching for a date on the internet? "One of my best buddies is a conservative Jew and his sister had met her boyfriend on JDate," he explains. Okay, but didn't anyone tell him the "J" stood for Jewish? "There are a lot of different people of all religious backgrounds on that site. My screen name is jbagel07." Right, but what happens when prospective suitors recognize him? "A lot of people see the pictures of me and say, 'Who are you? Why are you pretending to be Jesse McCartney?' And I say, 'It's me - I just decided to meet somebody online.' And they're still like, 'Why are you doing it?' I have to admit I have a pretty cheesy profile - I just had fun with it." After his breakup with Katie Cassidy (yes, David's daughter) we encourage him to get back on the market-onlineRead More »from Jesse McCartney seeks companion on JDate