Posts for January 24th 2007
Even though I have to (finally) admit that John Cusack is looking a little more, uh, mature these days, it's still comforting like a warm blanket to see his face at Sundance this year. Lloyd Dobler/Martin Blank/Rob Gordon is at Sundance to promote Grace is Gone, a film in which he is none of those previously mentioned characters, but I like to think he keeps a little piece of each of them with him at all times (like he's secretly an assassin who can make an overly-examined mix tape and will begrudgingly accept a pen in exchange for his heart).
Plus, I totally suspect Jeremy Piven is really the jerky party in their recent man feud, but maybe I'm biased (and think Piven, though great on Entourage, should realize that he's not actually Ari Gold).
To see more of John being cute puppy dog just read more
Salma was ecstatic yesterday when she read her best friend's name during the Oscar nomination announcements. Penelope Cruz scored a best actress nom for her work in Volver. She was just as thrilled and sees it as a huge step for the Latino community which scored 16 nominations. She said, "It has been a long time coming, especially since millions of people speak Spanish as their main language in this country... It's great that it's finally being reflected in movies."
We're excited for the Oscars also and since we had so much fun with the ballots for the Golden Globes, we're doing it again with bigger and better prizes TBA. Click here to fill out our Oscar ballot now.
There's no doubt that supermodel Gisele Bunchen is a natural beauty. Yes, she is one of the lucky ones, which is why it's a little hard to listen to her weigh in (punny!) on the anorexia debate raging in the fashion world. Some fashion weeks have already started banning women deemed "too thin" from participating in runway shows and in Brazil alone four young models died of complications from anorexia last month. In an interview while down in Rio for their fashion week, Gisele said that the fashion industry isn't responsible for eating disorders. Instead, she thinks a lack of strong parental support is to blame. Here's more:
- "I never suffered this problem because I had a very strong family base," the supermodel told the local Globo newspaper on Friday. "The parents are responsible, not fashion."
- "Everybody knows the standard for models is to be thin," Bundchen said. "But you can't generalize and say that all models are anorexic."
While generalizations are never the answer, it seems slightly irresponsible for Gisele to completely pardon the fashion industry. It's impossible to deny that these pressures do exist and often fester in the heads of young women, even those who are naturally thin, forcing them to want to be much thinner, supportive family or not. Well, that got really heavy really quick.
For more pics of the beautiful and naturally thin Gisele strutting her stuff in Rio just read more
Tara isn't just at Sundance to party, she's also there to support her latest movie. It's called If I Had Known I Was a Genius but with that title we probably didn't have to tell you that she's not one of the main roles. The film is about a teenager with a high IQ who decides to become an actor. Tara continues to look made over and put together but she clearly hasn't dropped her partying ways. We are still getting over her public dry humpfest from the other night.
For more pics including Markus Redmond, and Dominique Wirtschafter just read more
David and Victoria Beckham may not be household names in the US (at least Posh hasn't been since her fabulous Spice Girls days), but all that may change if the couple signs on for a rumored The Osbournes-style reality television show. Fox has reportedly offered the Beckhams the chance to catapult into the stratosphere of American fame through the medium of having their life recorded on tape and edited into tidy half hour long segments. That or the awesome chance to publicly make fools of themselves and embarrass their three young children.
That being said, I would totally watch this Meet the Beckhams nonsense. Not only because David is smoking hot (albeit, mute) and Victoria actually seems pretty adorable and hilarious despite her constant scowl, but because maybe, just maybe, there would be a camera in the bedroom. Yowza.
For more of Posh at the Gaultier Couture show just read more
This morning Molly told you about Paris' personal items left in an unpaid storage unit going up on the website, Paris Exposed. The party girl who became a household name thanks to an infamous sex tape has worked hard to clean up her act. She started turning into the nice girl that was even there to help revive careers of the most famous pop stars. Well, it looks like Paris will have to have an image overhaul once again. The folks running Paris Exposed have made a teaser video showing off Paris doing drugs and hooking-up, plus glimpses of her notes, passports, receipts, checks and much, much more.
WARNING - THIS IS VERY NSFW AND WILL BEGIN PLAYING IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE BREAK. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A WARNING THIS BIG ON POPSUGAR BEFORE? YOU'VE BEEN WARNED. To check out Paris the way you remember her just read more
Total speculation BUT we know the fashion houses have pulled contracts for drug use before so will Miu Miu kill this LL campaign? After Kate Moss was caught snorting cocaine she lost a lot of her modeling contracts. However, Kate was literally caught in the act while LL is being proactiv(e) about her help. Hopefully, Miu Miu won't drop her from the campaign since we think the ads are pretty cool.
For more pics of Lindsay looking like a doll, just read more
One of the most controversial films at Sundance this year, Dakota Fanning's Hounddog, turned out to be...not all that controversial. The film contains a scene in which Fanning's character is raped by a slightly older boy, but the final cut is not nearly as explicit as initial reports were saying. Ahhh, leave it to the old rumor mill to make things out to be more than they actually are. At Sundance, Dakota talked openly for the first time about her experience making the film and the pre-screening backlash. Here's more:
Some who bashed the film's concept "were attacking my family and me, and that's where it got too far," says Fanning, 12, jabbing her finger into a table at a restaurant. "Pretty much everybody who talked about it attacked my mother, which I did not appreciate. That was extremely uncalled for and hurtful."
The scene in question is ultimately less than a minute long and includes only quick shots of her face, hands and foot. At no point was Dakota naked during the filming. For more of Dakota and her costars' take on the experience just read more
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