Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor

  • Scarlett Johansson weds: We find seven crush-worthy replacements

    Over the weekend Scarlett Johansson married actor Ryan Reynolds at a remote wilderness resort outside Vancouver in a very intimate wedding. Johansson, 23, had been dating Reynolds, 31, since Spring 2007, and were engaged earlier this year.



    The big question on our minds: how will Kanye West, Woody Allen, and the rest of America survive without their go-to crush? Perhaps the solution lies in one of these seven stunning replacements, eager to win our hearts.

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  • Which candidate won the first presidential debate?

    APAPThe debate went on as scheduled Friday night, despite John McCain's suggestion that they put it off to deal with the current economic crisis. After watching nearly two hours of back-and-forth questioning, plus a few hours of pundit commentary, I feel that with no defining moment or major blow to either candidate, the first debate was pretty evenly matched.

    McCain, who has recently been trailing in the polls, tried to make Obama seem naive and in over his head concerning world affairs. Points to McCain for drilling in his own expertise with the constant use of phrases like, "he (Barack) doesn't understand" or "he doesn't get it." His constant references to events from decades past did, however, serve as a reminder to his age.

    Barack Obama's goal was to look confident and competent in regard to his knowledge on national security and foreign policy, areas where McCain has greater experience. Mission accomplished. Bonus points for repeating the phrase, "when I'm president I will..." in

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  • “The Color Purple”: The hue that’s inspired pop culture for decades

    We're completely obsessed with purple right now--the color of the season--and upon contemplating the history of this regal color we couldn't help but notice the variety of awesome appearances it's made in pop culture. Take look at a few of our favorites.

  • Jim and Pam of “The Office” together at last: Which should-be TV couples must unite?

    DefamerDefamerSorry for the spoiler, but by now hopefully you've seen that our favorite should-be TV couple, Jim and Pam of "The Office," are engaged! Finally in the premiere of season 5 Jim got down on one knee at a rest stop gas station. What's more romantic than proposing in an unromantic and unpredictable spot because you just can't wait anymore? We feel you Jim… we couldn't wait either. You can watch-and re-watch-the clip here.

    Now that Jim and Pam are out of the way, which TV pairings are you dying to see get together? (Think Ross and Rachel of "Friends.")

    My vote goes to the "Lost" couples: Jack and Kate and Desmond and Penny. With all the flashbacks and flash-forwards we know they'll be together at various points in time, but will it ever be smooth sailing?

    Tell us which couples you long to see together. You never know, maybe some TV writers are lurking this blog and will take your ideas to heart!

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  • “American Psycho” and “Spider-Man” are Broadway bound: Which unexpected movie should be a musical?

    IMDBIMDBAfter three and a half years of planning, a stage adaptation of "Spider-Man" is finally coming to fruition with U2 set to write the music. There's already a fourth Spidey movie slated for 2011, so we think there's a good chance a musical could triumph on the cushion of one of the most successful film franchises of all time.

    Looking for something a little edgier? How about "American Psycho," the book by Bret Easton Ellis turned movie about a murdering '80s Wall Street banker. Now doesn't that just scream "Broadway"? Producers see now as the time to strike with "American Psycho" since the country's current state of financial disaster could potentially lend itself to song, dance, and a whole lot of rage. As for casting ideas, no ideas have been thrown out yet, but the movie version starred Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman, and we already know he can work a musical-"Newsies" anyone?

    With such surprising visions heading to the stage, which movies would you like to see adapted? My vote

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  • Lunch in the “90210” cafeteria: Eat nothing, then ditch your tray

    CWCWBesides the unpleasant racial uniformity that prevails on the updated "90210," the low weight of the lead actresses on the series has also proven to be problematic. With cracks being made about eating disorders and how the new cast appears to be half the size of the original, you'd think the writers and producers would do a little something to emphasize healthy eating habits. Not so much.

    One scene from this week's episode shows Shenae Grimes and Jessica Stroup eating not even one morsel from their loaded cafeteria trays of burgers, fries and Dr. Pepper. In fact, the only food consumed during the whole lunch period was a couple fries scooped up by their pal passing through. Then with her meal completely untouched, Stroup's character, Silver, gets up to dispose of her tray. If this is another case of life imitates art, I guess we now know how the girls stay so thin.

    Do you think "90210" needs to be more responsible? [Defamer]

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  • Confused for his character in “Wall Street,” Michael Douglas is called upon for his financial expertise

    Francois Durand/Getty ImagesFrancois Durand/Getty ImagesFor some inexplicable reason, Michael Douglas was at the United Nations on Wednesday discussing his take on nuclear weapons and the current U.S. financial crisis. Douglas won an Oscar for his role as Gordon Gekko in the 1987 film "Wall Street," and several reporters called upon his fictional character's knowledge of banking (his famous phrase was "greed is good").

    After discussing the "boundless greed" of the world, one journalist asked: "Are you saying Gordon that greed is not good?"

    "I'm not saying that," Douglas replied. "And my name is not Gordon. He's a character I played 20 years ago."

    Click here to watch the hilarious interview. But seriously, we have to wonder: why is Michael Douglas, an actor, being asked the hard questions? Does anyone care about where the candidates stand? [Yahoo]

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  • Will Claymates accept a gay Clay Aiken: How celebs fare after coming out

    PeoplePeopleNot so shocking news: Clay Aiken is gay. More shocking news: he actually came out to People magazine. We're not sure exactly what the demographic is of his steadfast fans, the Claymates, but hopefully they won't bail out on him now that the new dad is a proclaimed homosexual.

    "I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things," says Clay of his decision to publicly acknowledge his sexuality. "I wasn't raised that way, and I'm not going to raise a child to do that."

    As someone who is straight, I will never know what it's like to have people judge me based on my sexual preference. What I do know is that when celebrities speak up about gay issues like Ellen, donate money to benefit gay rights like Brad and Angelina, or publicly display their gay relationship like Lindsay Lohan, it can act as a support system to other people who may be coming to terms with their own sexuality, and can hopefully open the minds of others who aren't exposed to or don't understand homosexuality.

    We applaud

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  • “Gossip Girl” reporting: Drew Barrymore caught canoodling with two CW stars

    Drew and Ed, courtesy of Vanity FairDrew and Ed, courtesy of Vanity FairIn a heavy dose of TV-meets-reality, New Yorkers have been sending in "Gossip Girl" style tips to tabloids and gossip blogs all week about the dalliances between rumored-gay "Gossip Girl" star Chace Crawford and his new pal, Drew Barrymore.

    Serial-dating Drew must be long over her ex, Mac guy/actor Justin Long, as she's been spotted flirting and party hopping with Chace all week. But wait! Now pictures have emerged of Drew in a lip-lock with Chace's on-screen/off-screen buddy Ed Westwick at a Kings of Leon concert.

    Drew and Chace, courtesy of JezebelDrew and Chace, courtesy of JezebelThis is a plotline straight out of the CW show! Can the writers please work Drew into the script for an art-imitates-life-imitates-art love triangle? Chace did just have an on-camera fling with an older woman after all.

    Does anyone find Drew's hectic love life is as fascinating as a teen drama? [Vanity Fair][Jezebel]

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  • How invested are you in the lives of TV characters?

    PostSecretPostSecretClosely following a TV series is a much bigger commitment than watching a two-hour movie, and I often find myself completely caught up in the lives of the characters. Whether concerned about their romantic life, their career, their family or their day-to-day activities, I've often felt my own heart racing in hopes of a positive outcome. Or worse: their own personal scenario has worked its way into my dreams!

    Many of you probably watched season after season of "Sex and the City" wondering if Carrie and Mr. Big would end up together, flinching every time he let her down and tearing up when he actually remembered her birthday. Some of you may pine for a relationship between Jim and Pam on "The Office" more than the fictional characters even want it.

    Sure, I always want the girl to land her man, but the person I most associate with on TV is Larry David on "Curb Your Enthusiasm." I just get where he's coming from, fed up with all the expected social nuances. Every episode I see Larry

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