Lancôme perfume has added another wide-eyed beauty to their cabinet, and another reason why we “normos” and “uggos” won’t be getting swept off our feet on a Paris street anytime soon. Aspirational? Try EXASPIRATIONAL, amirightladies?
Don’t get me wrong. My idea of true romance obviously includes lilting piano melodies, soft-focused lenses, diamonds, idling around old European cities and running over bridges for no apparent reason—but I don’t need a company like Lancôme rubbing the fantasy in my face. More
Actress and my-future-husband stealer Rachel Weisz is the new face of Bulgari’s Jasmin Noir perfume. In the ad, she poses nude, next to a lion, while holding a giant bottle of perfume. But this is not the first time a celebrity has combined the two great art forms of photography and animal husbandry. More
Hollywood typecasting makes it easier to audiences to figure out what a movie’s about without knowing anything about its plot — thanks to actors who play the same roles over and over again, trying to recapture lightning in a bottle. With each role, they run these characters into the ground until they’re the most bare-bones stereotypes.
It becomes shorthand: Sarah Jessica Parker is a highstrung, Type A businesswoman. Sandra Bullock is tough-as-nails and uses a breezy attitude to hide her secret insecurities. Penelope Cruz played the same role in both the Spanish and American Vanilla Sky movies, with the second an awful remake of what had been a fantastic performance the first time around.
Emma Roberts‘ good-girl muse Sally in The Art of Getting By could have been just a worse rehashing of her radiant character in Twelve, but the combination of director Gavin Wiesen‘s script and Roberts’ own know-how elevates Sally to a better version of what we’ve seen before. More
What’s Captain Jack Sparrow chic? It’s headscarves and vests and flowly tops. It’s lots of browns and big chains. It’s wanting to look just like Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean. And we’re calling it a trend. More
As one of the new faces in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Astrid Berges-Frisbey (who plays sexy mermaid Syrena) is about to hit the big time. So who is she, and what do you need to know about her?
1. She’s quadrilingual.
Barcelona-born Astrid speaks four languages: French, Spanish, Catalan, and English. More
Actors are known for going to extremes for movie roles – Christian Bale lost a scary amount of weight for his role in The Machinist, and Renee Zellweger famously packed on pounds for Bridget Jones’ Diary. Depending on the star, learning a new language is better than having to gain or lose a bunch of weight. More
Michael Lohan apologizes to his family. (Perez Hilton)
Snooki earned $32,000 to speak at Rutgers University. (People)
Penelope Cruz has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Starpulse)
There’s something, dare I say, magical about the Disney Dream Portrait series, where photographer Annie Leibovitz reimagines well-known celebrities as memorable characters from our favorite animated movies. Disney has just released three new images, featuring Olivia Wilde, Penélope Cruz, and others. I’ve also included as many as I could find from the original series (released in 2008), in case you didn’t get to see them the first time around. More
MTV’s “Macaroni Rascals” are heading to Italy.(TMZ)
And Italian groups are pissed. They think The Jersey Shore makes Italians look bad. (HollywoodGossip)
Meanwhile, Snooki from The Jersey Shore is getting her own show. And apparently there are toilet paper problems. (TMZ)
Check out Jodi Sweetin‘s engagement ring. PS: She’s not getting married. (People)
Also, Natalie Portman‘s is huger and more environmentally correct, whatever that means. (People)
In other pregnant lady news, Penelope Cruz had her baby. (InTouch) More
While we were lounging around the house in pajamas, sipping egg nog and playing board games, Los Angeles celebs were fully-clothed and and out watching the ultra-hyped match between the L.A. Lakers and the Miami Heat. That’s right, folks like Kanye West and Garrett Hedlund got to watch LeBron James demolish Kobe Bryant firsthand (booo!). Merry Christmas, sports fan style. More
Mermaids? Zombies? Penelope Cruz? Oh my! The new Pirates of the Caribbean trailer looks insane! After three installments, we thought we were done with this franchise, but this looks so delightfully weird that we may have to go see it. Also, it’s crazy how much Penelope’s character looks like the female Jack Sparrow. More
• Is that Penelope Cruz‘s baby-bump, or did she just have too much craft-services on the set of the new Pirates of the Caribbean film? (The Sun)
• Miley Cyrus was seen hanging with former beau Liam Hemsworth, leaving Douglas Booth wondering where his 15 minutes went. (Perez Hilton)
• Chelsea Handler is friends with Jennifer Aniston. Surprising? Um, we guess. (Betty Confidential)
• Some lucky kid just inherited Mario Lopez‘s dimples and oddly perfect teeth. (MSNBC)
• Lady Gaga won’t tour with Kanye West because he’s “a mess.” That’s the pot calling the kettle a cocaine meat dress. (Radar Online)
• David Beckham loves the Jersey Shore guys. Wonder if he thinks of himself more of a Situation or a Ronnie. (Page Six) More
Yes, Penelope Cruz just got married to Javier Bardem; no, she is not pregnant with his baby. Not yet, at least. We hear from a Penelope insider that reports of the actress’ pregnancy are greatly exaggerated. Penelope and Javier in … More
Penelope Cruz tied the knot with Javier Bardem in the Bahamas (People) In more news of the betrothed: Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston talk marriage. If they can’t make it work, no one can! (People) Vince Vaughn is expecting his … More