Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor

  • Wanna beat Jessica Alba in a staring contest?

    Julien Hekimian/Getty ImagesJulien Hekimian/Getty ImagesA very pregnant Jessica Alba must have some time on her hands while waiting to give birth-she's challenged the world to a staring contest! Let us explain. Her boyfriend Cash Warren co-founded IBeatYou.com, a site where you can compete against others on the internet. Her last venture? Lip syncing to Panic at the Disco's "Nine in the Afternoon" with the site's employees. Click here to check it out. [People]

  • New VH1 series brings back our childhood crushes!



    Finally they've gotten it right. We were never huge fans of Scott Baio, so it was sort of unclear why he has been getting all the VH1 reality show love ("Scott Baio is 45…and Single," "Scott Baio is 46…and Pregnant"). But now he's gone and made our dreams come true: him and buddy Jason Hervey (Wayne from the "Wonder Years") are executive producing a series in which eight male teen idols from the 80s and 90s live in a house, receive advice and tips from a life coach and experts in the entertainment industry and must then decide to attempt a career comeback or disappear again from whence they came.

    We're literally squealing trying to guess who will be on the show. If we had our way, these would be the eight guys living in the house:

    1) Fred Savage ("The Wonder Years") - We could care less what he's been up to, we just hope he's still 1/10 as cute as he was back in the day and it would be fun to see him reunite with his on-screen brother. Little know fact: At 12 years old, he became

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  • Creepiest Dad in Hollywood: Papa Joe Simpson

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    We've never seen a bigger pimp than Joe Simpson. First he pitched "Newlyweds," a reality show where daughter Jessica and then-hubby Nick Lachey experienced the trials and tribulations of early marriage on camera. After their relationship fell apart (they spent the majority of their wedded life on camera and had no space from the public eye), Joe is back at it trying to get his younger daughter Ashlee and fiancée Pete Wentz a slot on MTV with "Newlyweds 2." He's also trying to sell off Ashlee's wedding and baby pictures before she's so much as tied the knot or popped out her kid. Papa Joe, some privacy please?

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    Back in 2006 Joe even tried to make a buck off of being his daughters' personal photographer, snapping private and even risqué pictures for WireImage that other paparazzi wouldn't be able to get at intimate events and vacations wearing bikinis. And then there's his obsession with Jessica's boobs. He told GQ magazine, "If you put her in a T-shirt or you put her in a bustier,

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  • Lindsay Lohan: with parents like hers, how could she be normal?

    Katy Winn/Getty ImagesKaty Winn/Getty ImagesThis week the Mingling Moms Organization warded Dina Lohan "Top Mom" and no one was more shocked and disgusted than ex-husband Michael Lohan. "Are you kidding! Top celebrity mom? Look at her off-screen antics, her lack of morals and how she conducts herself, says Michael. "I guess they forgot to mention how this top super-mom leaves her kids alone at night and even parties in their presence. Just wait until we go back to court. She comes stumbling out of Butter at 3:15 a.m. with bloodshot eyes and a red runny nose, yelling 'Oh, [bleep],' when she saw the paparazzi." Wow, um, are you mad?

    Of course mommy Dina couldn't let it go. "He's jealous that I got the award. He even called the organizers and tried to talk them out of giving it to me," she says. Though she has a restraining order out against him till 2011, she's worried he'll violate. "He's using the media to talk to me," Dina said. "Lindsay came to town two weeks ago and wanted security guys there in case he showed up. His parole

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  • Quote of the Day: Alec Baldwin is anti-pedophile

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    On Tuesday's screening of "Polanski: Wanted and Desired," many celebs spoke out about director Roman Polanki's self-imposed exile and statutory rape case from the 70s. Here's what Alex Baldwin had to say:

    "I have a 12-year-old daughter. If some 35-year-old director was banging her, I'd want more of a punishment for him - although 30 years of living with Parisians is punishment enough, right?" [NY Daily]

  • Britney to K-Fed: I Just Called to Say I Love You

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    Britney Spears' father has had her under tight watch at home, but that doesn't keep the pop star from having some fun. In fact, she's been having phone sex sessions with ex-hubby Kevin Federline on the regular! According to Star, one night Brit called K-Fed at 2 a.m. when she couldn't sleep… and boy did he find a way to tire her out! "They have phone sex often-at least once a week," says an insider. "The one thing those two have in common is their need for sex, and after they get going, there are no holds barred."

    We bet the convo went a little like this:

    Britney: Baby… I can't fall asleep! I ate too many cheetos and ma belly aches!
    K-Fed: Ooh, yeah… you know where I'd like to put that cheeto?
    B: Aw honey-bun, you always know the right thing to say.
    K: Anytime sexy. Now roll over so I can see your popozao!
    B: Kevin… you know I don't speak Portuguese!

    Do you think it's a good idea for Britney and Kevin to get back together? [Star]

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  • Amy Winehouse keeps blowing it--arrested yet again!

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    Amy Winehouse-when are you gonna get it together! The singer has been arrested again this week in the U.K. due to alleged drug offenses. "Amy Winehouse voluntarily attended a London police station today by appointment," says her U.S. spokesperson. "She was arrested in order to be interviewed and is cooperating fully with inquiries. The interview relates to a video handed to police earlier this year." Arrested to be interviewed? Hmm… why does this sound suspicious? Meanwhile, the tape in question is Amy caught on camera allegedly doing drugs. A few weeks ago Winehouse also spent a night in police custody for "common assault."

    The worst part of all this? The one bit of awesome news we've heard-that she would be performing the new James Bond theme song-is now out of the question. Her music producer Mark Ronson says Amy is, "not ready to record any music." Duh. But man, we are really bummed at this news. Go to rehab for good and get better! [People]


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  • Best Waste of Your Time Video of the Day: Wiener edition



    Theft is never a laughing matter... except when it involves wieners! Wiener dogs that is.

  • Madonna: Desperately Seeking Attention

    Okay, so maybe Madonna's new album "Hard Candy" is number one on Billboard-but her top ranking didn't come without a price!

    On Tuesday the popstar was performing in Paris and opted to smooch a girl on stage for attention a la her 2003 MTV VMA performance with Britney Spears. "Why do I have this relationship with France?" she asked the 1,500 person crowd. "I'm always drawn to working with French people-and frenching French people! Vive la France!" Well unfortunately this repeat performance had its repercussions. Madge's daughter Lourdes, who witnessed the kiss, asked her mom if she was gay. We get that Madonna has always been a statement-maker and never been one to seek the approval of others, but when you're a mom we feel there's an innate responsibility to be, well, a mom! And honestly, no one really is shocked or even remotely interested in your calculated and overdone stage moments like same-sex kisses. Consider us bored and ready to move on.

    How do you feel about Madonna's

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  • I scream, you scream, he didn’t die because of ice cream

    Irvine Robbins co-founded Baskin-Robbins with his brother-in-law Burton Baskin in 1945 in Glandale California. 63 years later we are still enjoying the yummy scoops of unique flavors like Pink Bubblegum, Daiquiri Ice and Here Comes the Fudge, but sadly Irv Robbins can no longer partake in one of their delicious 31+ flavors. We are however happy to report that he lived a healthy and happy 90 years. So do yourself a favor and go get a sugar cone! [Gawker]


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