Brittany MurphySeveral years after Brittany Murphy's 2009 death-the cause of which had been ruled at the time the result of pneumonia and a melange of legal medications (prescription and over-the-counter)-the case has resurfaced this week in the headlines after a toxicology report ordered by Murphy's father discovered high levels of toxins on her hair. This led to his claim that his daughter was poisoned by a third party (these toxins can be found in rat poison), and he is now suing the L.A.P.D. for negligence in its investigation of her death.Read More »from Was Brittany Murphy Poisoned?
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- Josh Duboff
- Josh Duboff
Adam Levine, the sexiest man aliveChanning Tatum's reign as the sexiest man in all the land has come to an end, as the crown has been passed down onto the be-gelled head of one Adam Levine. The tattoo-happy Maroon 5 frontman-described as "Cool," "Confident," and "Seductive" on the cover of the issue as if it were an ad for a late-night singles hotline-gave the requisite
"Whoa, this is so unexpected!" quote to the magazine. "As a musician, you have fantasies that you want to win Grammys, but I didn't really think that this was on the table," he said. "I was just amazed and stunned and it almost seemed like they were kidding, but they weren't, so that's cool." (Last year, Tatum said: "My first thought was, 'Y'all are messing with me.'")Read More »from Is Adam Levine the Sexiest Man Alive?
Katniss and Peeta in From handcrafted designs to pieces by Alexander McQueen, Nicholas K, Tex Saverio and Juun J, the new Hunger Games film is an eye-popping fashion fantasy. The Hollywood Blog caught up with costume designer Trish Summerville to talk about the fashions she chose for Katniss, Peeta, and the competitors in the arena-plus, how she handled author Suzanne Collins's frequent impulse to have characters appear nearly naked.
The Hollywood Blog: Tell me about what it's like to work on something that so many people have already imagined. How do you tackle a challenge like that?
Trish Summerville: Well, it's interesting. 'Cause the other film I've also done [2011's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo] is based off of a book, as well. When you're reading a book, each individual person gets to imagine each character. What they look like, as well as what they're wearing and what they do, and how they act. So I just had to take the approach of what I thought would be visuallyRead More »from "Hunger Games" Fashion
- Vanity Fair | Love + Sex – Tue, Nov 19, 2013 11:42 AM ESTJosh Duboff
Prince WilliamPrince William improbably hung out with some gamers today, as he visited the B.A.F.T.A. headquarters in London to help launch an initiative which will aid young artists and designers in honing their skills.
The buzziest quote from his appearance included, but of course, a reference to his wife. After getting an early look at a Playstation 4 console, William quipped, in a line right out of the CBS sitcom playbook, "It's very addictive . . . I'd like to get one but I'm not sure how my wife would feel about it." If we were Kate, we would leverage this Miss Trunchbull-with-the-chocolate-cake-style and chain William to a Playstation console and not unchain him until he's beaten the final level of the game or whatever. (We admit, this approach does not seem Kate's style.)Read More »from Will Kate Middleton Let Prince William Have a Playstation?
In what would have been a Sophie's Choice situation for Miley Cyrus,"selfie" has been chosen as the Oxford Dictionaries international word of the year, besting the similarly ubiquitous "twerk."
Though the word "selfie" actually dates back to 2002 (when people had to sketch their own selfies with charcoal by the oil lamp), its frequency in the English language has jumped a staggering 17,000 percent in the past year.The word certainly fulfills the central requirement of the designation-"a word or expression that has attracted a great deal of interest during the year to date"-and also meets the criteria of having had a "cultural significance" and reflecting "the ethos, mood or preoccupations of that particular year." And from a duck-facing Malia and Sasha to a half-naked Geraldo to the infamous white bathing suit-ed Kim Kardashian (in what some have called the Mona Lisa of selfies), there are few notable Read More »from Selfie is the Word of the Year
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- Vanity Fair | Love + Sex – Tue, Nov 19, 2013 11:34 AM ESTJosh Duboff
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West ride a motorcycle Now that the hubbub from their Jumbotron-assisted engagement has died down, it was high time for Kim and Kanye to reignite the KimYe publicity cycle-and this time, there's nudity involved!
1) Sure, Kim looks great and the song is pleasant, but more plot (any plot!) would not have been unwelcome here.Read More »from Kim Kardashian is Topless, Straddling Kanye West on a Motorcycle in New Music Video
- Kanye West, Harvard professor Josh Duboff
"My baby speaking at Harvard Design School," Kim Kardashian tweeted yesterday, attaching a pic. No, North West is not yet giving lectures at Ivy League schools (give it two years); Kim's fiancée was in fact speaking to the assembled design students ahead of his concert in Boston Sunday night as part of the Yeezus Tour.
He also gave everyone in the office tickets to his concert, admitting, "I'm a bit self-conscious [about the design of the show] because I'm showing it to architects."
Perhaps this willRead More »from Kanye West Went to Harvard
Kate Middleton and her ringlets
Do not be surprised if, by month's end, all women (and long-haired men) over the age of 18 begin sporting thick ringlets. Yes, Kate Middleton's hair was ringlet-happy on Sunday, as she watched the Remembrance Day parade in a black coat alongside the Countess of Wessex. As anyone who's tried out a different hair style can tell you, it's hard not to play with it ("my hair's like this today, and it's so weird!"); so, it makes sense that Kate was photographed going to town on those ringlets with her gloved hand. As the Daily Mail wrote in their caption, "The Duchess' hair starts to droop thanks to the breeze but she twirls it back into shape." Such is the power of Kate's hair that it can turn a gust of wind into front page news.
When Kate Middleton twirls her ringlets, two doves fall in love in the skies.
When Kate Middleton twirls her ringlets, all the garbage on the streets ofRead More »from Kate Middleton’s Ringlets Take the World by Storm
- Vanity Fair | Healthy Living – Tue, Nov 12, 2013 12:02 PM EST
Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama is Let's Move-ing on to a new focus (sorry), as the First Lady will be embarking on a new initiative today centered on driving the number of low-income students enrolling in college. After some five years primarily spent "evangelizing exercise," as the Times puts it, this represents new territory for Michelle.Beginning today with a speech at a Washington high school, the effort will take her to schools across the country-and will also, naturally, utilize social media-to stress the importance of higher education. She's reportedly going to be using her own personal narrative to make her point, as the Times says she will be telling those assembled today in her remarks, "I'm here today because I want you to know that my story can be your story . . . The details might be a little different, but so many of the challenges and triumphs will be just the same."
See more: TheRead More »from Michelle Obama Has a New Mission for Schools, and it Doesn’t Involve Exercise
- Julie Miller
If you thought for one split second that HBO would go easy on Game of Thrones viewers-still grief stricken over that Stark-slaying last season-with a comparatively fluffy fourth season, or even just lighten up on the mass throat slittings, you are sorely mistaken. The premium cable network will not, as we had secretly hoped, gift any of the remaining Starks with Dire Kittens, cuddly felines to fill the massive void in their hearts. Or finally enter Joffrey into some kind of medieval psychoanalysis therapy where his aggressions are channeled into more creative outlets, like basket weaving. Instead, the series will continue at the same, or greater even, homicidal pace.Read More »from "Game of Thrones" Season Four Hints