Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor

  • What Celebs Earn--here's a hint: it's a lot more than us

    Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesKevin Winter/Getty ImagesParade magazine's annual "What People Earn" issue just came out and here are a few jarring facts we've discovered:

    1) Just because people make fun of you a lot and your only skill is interviewing celebrities and other wannabe celebrities, it doesn't mean you can't make yourself rich and famous (Ryan Seacrest, $12 million).

    2) The Olsen twins had better watch their backs-there's a new girl in town (Miley Cyrus, $18.2 million vs. Mary-Kate Olsen's 17 million).

    3) Everything Oprah touches turns to gold, even annoying people who give bad advice (Dr. Phil, $90 million).

    4) Some stars get a lot of press coverage, but their wallets are still reasonably slim (Scarlett Johansson, $6 million).

    5) Even a dog can make millions. Seriously, what gives. (Leona Helmsley's pooch, $12 million).



    Other big money makers:
    Oprah Winfrey: $260 million Tiger Woods: $115 million Steven Spielberg: $110 million Dr. Phil McGraw: $90 million 50 Cent: $33 million Gisele Bundchen: $33 million Miley Cyrus:

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  • Who knew? Sarah Jessica Parker is a prude!

    Bryan Bedder/Getty ImagesBryan Bedder/Getty ImagesFor someone whose name has become synonymous with "sex," the word sure has a way of making Sarah Jessica Parker blush. The Sex and the City star swung by Late Night with Conan O'Brien to promote her new movie, Smart People, and she squirmed uncomfortably talking about "things of the intimate nature."

    The bedroom banter we're all too familiar with seeing come out her mouth is terribly embarrassing for her to deal with in real life. Part of us thinks, c'mon Bradshaw, lighten up, but the other half thinks, aww, cute! Someone in 2008 can still be modest.

    Click here to check out the clip.

  • TMI: Roseanne Barr admits to having her vagina rejuvenated

    Roseanne Barr swung by the "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" on Wednesday night and talked about how she's re-entered the dating scene. What did she do to prepare? Roseanne had vaginal rejuvenation. We're not even sure what that means. Is that like getting a face mask, but on your lady bits? We don't really want to know. Watch the clip here.

  • Coming Attractions: This weekend’s top movie releases

    Shine Pick: "Smart People"
    Dennis Quaid plays a glum, egoistic, widowed English professor with two kids who gets in an accident and has his irresponsible adopted brother (Thomas Haden Church) move in to help out. Sarah Jessica Parker plays the hot doctor that helps shake Quaid out of his slump while Ellen Page of Juno plays his straight-A daughter, delivering the majority of the film's zingy one liners.

    "Street Kings"
    Keanu Reeves also plays a struggling widow (what's up with the theme?), only he's an old-time LAPD officer who plays by his own rules. When an old partner is murdered, fingers are pointed in his direction and he's forced to question his surroundings. With this stereotypical cop movie you're getting exactly what you think.

    "Prom Night"
    Oh, the prom. That special night in every teenage girl's life she has looked forward to since childhood… with one exception. Most evenings end with a party or hooking up with your date-this one involves a murderer on a killing spree. The

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  • The Best in Celebrity Blogs: Kanye West Edition

    If Paris Hilton's "I'm on tour with my boyfriend and so in love" blog wasn't your speed, we've found many more celebrity blogs with a little more substance. Kanye West's blog is a perfect reflection of the artist: surprisingly sophisticated and next-level cool all while not taking itself too seriously. His coverage of fashion, architecture, art and cool gadgets are exactly the types of things we'd want--even though most we can't afford.

    A few of our favorite visually pleasing posts:

    1) A portable bed-way better than a sleeping bag.

    2) An impressive take on hand puppets.

    3) An photogrpaher who recreates famous pictures via Legos.

    4) The world's first floating city is in the works.

    5) His own photos and pop culture commentary: "I saw a pic of Jessica Simpson with some of these.... no Celeb is allowed 2 wear bootleg Millionaires!"

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  • Kylie Minogue can’t sell albums in the U.S. and we’re sad

    We have loved Kylie since back in her "Locomotion" days and her last two albums were in heavy iPod rotation. When word came that after beating cancer (yes, she is quite inspirational) Kylie was coming back hard with a new dance CD we counted the days for it's release stateside. Apparently no one else noticed, because it only sold…5,500 copies? Seriously, if she called in a favor for all her good buddies to buy her album it would have sold more copies. Her latest effort, X, debuted at #139 on Billboard. Are you remembering that Diddy's two reality fab bands were recently in the #1 spots on the charts? What is going on! Kylie, sweetheart, you've gotta get yourself a TV show or it's back to Australia with you.

    Do you think it's time for Kylie to give up in her U.S. success? Do you think Madonna's new album will do much better? [Billboard]

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  • Won’t the real George Clooney please stand up?

    Dave Hogan/Getty ImagesDave Hogan/Getty ImagesYou know the Internet rumor about George Clooney being the latest star to enter the fashion arena-it's not true. But has a clothing line been created under his name? Yes! Police have confiscated clothing, watches and fake documents and press releases from "GC Exclusive by George Clooney," a company in Italy claiming the actor would debut his fashion line in Milan on April 20. "This is a hoax," says Clooney. "If someone tries to sell you clothes or watches that are based on me, don't buy them."

    Don't worry Georgie-we may like the way you dress, but a Clooney watch is not on our short list of must-have items. [E!]

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  • Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz engaged

    Astrid Stawiarz/Getty ImageAstrid Stawiarz/Getty ImageLook out Beyonce and Jay-Z, it's time for another music industry wedding! This time the players are singer Ashlee Simpson, 23, and Fall Out Boy singer/bassist Pete Wentz, 28. Pete popped the question while the couple was in Colorado and got down on one knee. "She has an amazing ring, and they are so in love," says a family friend. Ashlee's parents approve, but after her sister Jessica's young, failed marriage you'd think the Simpson's would be a little more cautious about having another daughter racing to the alter. [In Touch]

    Other famous couples who married young:

    -Reese Witherspoon (23) and Ryan Phillippe (24) - split after eight years
    -Emilie de Ravin of Lost (25) and actor Josh Janowicz - split after six months
    -Macauley Culkin (17) and actress Rachel Miner (17) - split after two years
    -Kobe Bryant (22) and wife Vanessa (19) - still together after eight years
    -LeAnn Rimes (19) and dancer Dean Sheremet (21) - still together after six years
    -Britney Spears (22) and Jason

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  • Web site: Notable Names Database, more than just a biography

    Stephen Lovekin/Getty ImagesStephen Lovekin/Getty ImagesWhen you're looking to learn a quick fact about someone famous, you either A) click over to IMDB.com or B) cross your finger and hope the info on Wikipedia holds true. Well, we'd like to introduce you to a third option: Notable Names Database where the quickest search will lead you to informative and hilarious, if not slightly-biased, info.

    A few tidbits we learned today:
    Gwyneth Paltrow
    In the aftermath of 9/11, Paltrow reportedly stocked up on gas masks and anthrax antidotes. Months later she said she had given up alcohol because it was interfering with her yoga, but after that declaration she appeared in a series of European ads for vermouth-makers Martini & Rossi.

    Dr. Phil AKA Phillip Calvin McGraw
    Executive summary: Dispenses poor advice.

    Tom Cruise AKA Thomas Cruise Mapother IV

    Executive summary: Flamboyant Scientologist
    Risk Factors: Dyslexia; he is 5'7" tall, somewhat short for an American man. He usually wears "elevator shoes" and works with diminutive actresses to hide

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  • Don't listen to what Perez says

    Dave M. Benett/Getty ImagesDave M. Benett/Getty ImagesWe know we aren't completely innocent, but there's a fine line between putting a personal spin on a gossip item and writing malicious and irresponsible commentary. Perez Hilton, a blogger turned TV/radio personality, whose site reaches nearly three million people a month, has certainly established himself as a major player in the blogging world, but what's he's chosen to do with this power is questionable.

    For starters, he claims to endorse many female celebs like Britney Spears, but will later call them a "slut" or "ugly," and draw obscene things on their photos. Other times he makes light of their eating disorders by writing, "feed me" across their faces. Also, you would think a former assistant at gay rights organization GLAAD would be a little more sensitive than publicly outing celebrities.

    We find ourselves cringing at his mixed messages daily. Yesterday we came upon a post featuring actress Mischa Barton shopping where he wrote, "How can such a skinny girl have so much

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