Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor

  • Can Ali Lohan outshine big sister Lindsay?


    Lindsay Lohan was poised to be Hollywood's biggest young star. With several Disney hits and a successful switch over to mainstream with Mean Girls, we were really rooting for her. But give the girl a few years in L.A. hanging with party girls and dating dudes-and one chick-like they're going out of style and you've landed yourself a DUI, a stint in rehab and a reputation as being difficult to work with. Enter kid sister Ali, a 14-year-old with Lindsay's potential, if not equal innate talent, yet none of the drama. Ali's new single "All The Way Around" is maintaining a steady spot on the iTunes Top 100 since its debut earlier this month, while Lindsay's last music venture didn't even register on the chart. And Ali's not just looking to conquer the music arena-she also landed a leading role in the remake of Troll.


    So what is getting in the way of Ali's big success? Ironically, the same thing that kickstart her career: being Lindsay's sister. On her reality show Living Lohan, girls at

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  • FBI seizes Anne Hathaway’s diaries--will she be implicated in her exes crimes?

    Munawar Hosain/Getty ImagesMunawar Hosain/Getty ImagesThe Princess Diaries star has had her diaries confiscated! As part of the ongoing investigation her ex-boyfriend's fraud scandal, Anne Hathaway's personal journals were seized from Raffaello Follieri's Manhattan apartment. Ms. Hathaway has not been charged with any crime thus far, and has cut off all contact with Follieri. "She's changed her numbers so he can't reach her," says a friend. "Raffaello has been trying to call her all the time."

    The man in question however, still wonders if his ex helped put him behind bars. "He was in Europe, working on a deal," says am insider. "He didn't have to come back to New York. He knew he was being investigated. But she kept calling him, saying they needed to resolve their future. A few days after his return, he was arrested." Follierri is in such hot water, sources say he's considering a plea deal before he's even been indicted.


    Do you think Anne Hathaway knew about her ex-boyfriend's crimes? [NY Daily News]

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  • Is Matthew McConaughey fit to be a dad?

     Matthew Peyton/Getty Images Matthew Peyton/Getty ImagesIf K-Fed can win a custody battle, then anyone can be a dad right? Well… that doesn't quite mean everyone is equipped for fatherhood. Thirty-eight-year-old Matthew McConaughey, known for his hard-partying ways, exhibited some interesting behavior while in the delivery room on July 7 when his baby mama Camila Alves gave birth to their son Levi. "I sat there with her, right between her legs.," says McConaughey. "We got tribal on it, we danced to it! I was DJ-ing this Brazilian music." Spinning music in the hospital? Interesting technique-perhaps it distracted his girlfriend from the pain. "We ended up having an epidural because, on the large contractions, the umbilical cord was being compressed," says the actor, adding, "this is where I learned - and no one tells you this - but having a baby is a bloody, pukey, sweaty, primeval thing! And I mean that as a beautiful thing." Right, because who doesn't love bloody and pukey?


    As for determining the sex of the child: no one can get one past

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  • Vampire movies are cheesy enough--can we at least get some originality please?

    The poster for Juno director Diablo Cody's new vampire flick Jennifer's Body starring Megan Fox is looking an awful lot like HBO's upcoming anti-sunlight series, True Blood. What's worse? Neither idea was original. Peep this image of Angelina Jolie during her goth phase as captured by Entertainment Weekly just stick a stake through our disenchanted hearts.

    Are you tired of Hollywood recycling ideas and remaking bad movies? [Jezebel]

  • Sienna Miller sues tabloids for outing her affair—maybe next time don’t show your boobs in public!

    MJ Kim/Getty ImagesMJ Kim/Getty ImagesActress and Jude Law's ex, Sienna Miller, is suing several British tabloids for publishing pictures of her on vacation with Brothers & Sisters actor Balthazar Getty, upset that they outed her public affair. Yeah, because who cares about Balthazar's wife Rosetta and her four kids-what really matters is Sienna being peeved pics of her boobs snapped while she was topless on a boat and lounging around in Italy on vacation. The best part-we've all seen her boobs before! Besides baring her bosom in Alfie, Sienna has previously sued gossip papers for photos of her filming a nude scene for a movie and was granted a $65,000 payout.

    One of the photos in question of Sienna and Balthazar's getaway.One of the photos in question of Sienna and Balthazar's getaway.
    Sienna, we're really sorry you and your adulterous boyfriend have been put on display, but since you didn't stop flaunting your assets after the first scandalous batch of photos were published, it appears you haven't learned the meaning of the word "discretion," so for now we have no pity. As for Balthazar's marriage: that's a wrap. He added that the photos that

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  • Would a Britney and Justin duet hurt Timberlake’s career?

    Could it be true? Will the Mickey Mouse Club co-stars be reunited for a duet? Britney Spears is currently working on a new album and chugging along at a very slooow/almost non-existent comeback and we think-rather we KNOW-recording a smash hit with her can-do-no-wrong ex-bf Justin Timberlake could be exactly what she needs to take back her throne as the princess of pop. OK! claims that is precisely what is in the works. Please don't tease us!


    Madonna recently said she would love to reunite the couple during her world tour-Britney has recorded a video that will play during Madonna's concerts while Justin appears on Madonna's single "4 Minutes." Meanwhile, Britney allegedly turned down the opportunity to work with Justin on her last album, Blackout, and we thought she was bananas.

    Now the question remains: would Justin be willing to work with Brit again? Since their breakup in 2002 Timberlake recorded "Cry Me a River" and "What Goes Around Comes Around," both rumored to be about

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  • Top actors out earn female actresses 2 to 1

    Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty ImagesAlberto E. Rodriguez/Getty ImagesAs much as people may rush to theaters to see the likes of Cameron Diaz, Angelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston on the big screen, the ladies aren't getting paid like their male counterparts.


    Will Smith, Hollywood's top earner last year laughed all the way to the bank counting his cool $80 million. Cameron Diaz can thank Shrek and What Happens in Vegas for making her the highest paid actress in Tinsel Town making $50 million. But the women in media aren't totally losing out-TV personality Oprah Winfrey put everyone to shame with a whopping $275 million earned. She could build a house out of wads of cash!

    The top 10 earning actors and actresses are as follows:

    1. Will Smith - $80 million
    2. Johnny Depp - $72 million
    3. Eddie Murphy - $55 million
    4. Mike Myers - $55 million
    5. Leonardo DiCaprio - $45 million

    1. Cameron Diaz - $50 million
    2. Keira Knightley - $32 million
    3. Jennifer Aniston - $27 million
    4. Reese Witherspoon - $25 million
    5. Gwyneth Paltrow -

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  • Did Matthew Broderick cheat on SJP? We refuse to believe it!

    Stephen Lovekin/Getty ImagesStephen Lovekin/Getty ImagesWe've just heard a piece of gossip we really hope isn't true! Star magazine is reporting that one night earlier this year Sarah Jessica Parker was searching high and low for her hubby, Producers' star Matthew Broderick and it turns out he was having sex with a "gorgeous redhead half his age." Apparently he met the 25-year-old youth counselor in a bar and they began text messaging. Soon they started having an affair and hooking up at the Manhattan townhouse of one of Matthew's famous pals. Not our beloved Ferris Bueller! We won't believe it until there's more evidence.


    Do you think Matthew would cheat on his wife and have sex in the city with someone else? [Star]


  • Can Frances Bean Cobain have a “normal” life?

    Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesKevin Winter/Getty ImagesNirvana rocker Kurt Cobain commit suicide when his daughter Frances Bean was just a toddler. Any baby left to be raised by Courtney Love might be doomed, but we've always had our fingers crossed that through some miracle Frances Bean would turn out alright. And so far she has! The now 15-year-old is spending her summer interning at the office of Rolling Stone magazine. Insiders claim "she doesn't get coffee for anyone . . . calls in sick all the time and wears funny outfits," but a rep for the magazine denies the accusations. "She's a great girl, and we're thrilled to have her."

    Do you think Frances Bean will turn out alright, or is she doomed having Courtney Love for a mom? [NY Post]

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  • Did Miley's provocative Vanity Fair photos only help her career?

     Charley Gallay/Getty Images Charley Gallay/Getty ImagesVanity Fair's controversial June issue featuring a topless, sheet-covered Miley Cyrus was unsurprisingly the magazines best selling issue since last November, with 435,000 copies flying off newsstands, as reported by Portfolio. Famed photographer Annie Leibowitz who snapped the 15-year-old's suggestive pose stood up the heat, claming it was "misinterpreted."

    Yesterday on Good Morning America, Miley Cyrus finally spoke out on the photos that debuted this past April. "I think I was just in a stage where I was just trying to get things done, and maybe look for an older audience. I was working with a big magazine just trying to go with what they were saying." Since the episode, Ms. Hannah Montana says she has learned "to stay true" to herself, claiming "I think it does make me more relatable [to my fans]." If she means the countless scantily clad MySpace photos that keep appearing, she's probably right.

    In the end, do you think Miley's infamous photo shoot hurt or helped her career? [US

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