49 minutes ago, by Sarah Taylor
Unbelievable to say the least, George Clooney -- terminal bachelor no more -- is married; and not only that, his BFF and contemporary, Brad Pitt is married, too. It sure seems like getting hitched is the vogue A-list thing to do, and boy ... won't the Duggars be proud that all this shackin' up is ending and true, everlasting commitments will hopefully be honored for the rest time?
This is the handsome, dapper, humanitarian George Clooney and his equally gorgeous, intelligent, and worldly bride, Amal Alamuddin. It really goes without saying that they might be two of the most beautiful married people in -- or out -- of Hollywood, and it's pretty heartening to see two people -- one of which who was formerly adamant that he'd never find someone he could commit the rest of his life to -- doing what they want because it's their choice to do so.
Looking ... well, "breathtaking" seems to be the only word appropriate here, y'all -- and congratulations!
9/29/2014 3:30 PM PDT, by Emily Trainham
Lady Gaga, for all her obnoxiousness, is a seriously talented lady. She has such a beautiful voice, and it's been a shame that she's been using it all these years to sing songs like "Poker Face" and "Applause." It's so lovely that she took the time to make Cheek to Cheek, her new jazz album with Tony Bennett, and even if she did do it to revamp her image after her last album didn't do as well as expected, it's still lovely. She's finally showing her true talent, and, to go along with it, she's also finally showing some humility.
She did a couple of new interviews, and she was so strangely grounded and not annoying in both of them! Can you imagine? The old Lady Gaga would have been absolutely unbearable, but the new Lady Gaga says just the sweetest things. You're going to positively love it.
On the difference between Artpop and Cheek to Cheek:
"During ArtPop my mood was kind of a mess. It was erratic. I was shape shifting on a daily basis trying to find my happiness. With Cheek to Cheek, it’s totally different. I’m in a serene place. I feel I’m my peaceful, young musician self."
And this really sweet thing about fashion:
"I think that I am the most beautiful when I’m feeling happy. Keeping your heart peaceful. You should never wear anything you don’t want to wear. Whether you are a man or a woman you should dress and present yourself like the god or goddess that you are."
On how the new album helped "heal her soul":
"I used to lay sad listening to music, jazz and pop like Whitney Houston. I didn’t know why I was so sad. But I realized then that my life had become a money making machine, and I knew I had the talent within me to evolve more, show more of my abilities. I have studied many different genres of music for a very long time. My schedule was too hard, I became too tired, and then your talent suffers and you stop growing. Tony helped me to me make some important life decisions and so did the music."
On her old music:
"I love deeply all my previous albums, and don’t think they are unauthentic because they were auto-tuned and electronic. That was the point of them: to make art of artifice. I just didn’t like when I started to get treated like a brand, like there was nothing more I can do—when there is SO much more I can do. "
Then this mess:
"I don’t wear fashion, I am fashion. I don’t mean that to sound arrogant or rude or anything like that but you know when you just love something so much it just hurts. Like when the topstitching is just perfect. The beading is exquisite. It’s like a love affair. Those clothes are so special. I have another relationship with fashion that goes beyond just wearing clothes."
See? She's trying. She had to throw in just one piece of nonsense, but that's a vast improvement, isn't it? It's so refreshing that she's acknowledging the issues with her older music, and that she's working on changing it. If this is any indication, then hopefully we'll have some charming, graceful Gaga to last us for years to come.
9/29/2014 1:30 PM PDT, by Emily Trainham
Annie Lennox is a legend, she's even a few steps beyond a legend, really, and when she talks, we would all do good to listen. Especially when she talks about important topics like feminism, and especially when she calls out people like Beyonce. Ready?
She starts off talking about feminism in general:
"I did one event in particular called (Barclays) Women of the Year and they select certain people for certain kinds of recognition, and I was given an award not so long ago. I was so touched to have this award. I felt like I'm with a certain kind of camaraderie here and we're all together in this room - 400 women from all walks of life - and I said at the podium, 'I'm proud to be a feminist; let's everybody stand up.' Half of the room stayed seated. It was such a hard moment for me because I realized that some women, many women, still have issues with the word and almost distance themselves from it because they're afraid it's synonymous with hating men."
And then she was asked about Beyonce calling herself a feminist in a big way at this year's VMAs:
"I would call that 'feminist lite.' L-I-T-E. I'm sorry. It's tokenistic to me. I mean, I think she's a phenomenal artist - I just love her performances - but I'd like to sit down (with her). I think I'd like to sit down with quite a few artists and talk to them. I'd like to listen to them; I'd like to hear what they truly think. I see a lot of it as them taking the word hostage and using it to promote themselves, but I don't think they necessarily represent wholeheartedly the depths of feminism - no, I don't. I think for many it's very convenient and it looks great and it looks radical, but I have some issues with it. I have issues with it. Of course I do. I think it's a cheap shot. I think what they do with it is cheap and ... yeah. What can I tell you? Sex always sell. And there's nothing wrong with sex selling, but it depends on your audience. If they're 7-year-old kids, I have issues with it."
And guys, she does have a point here. Although it's definitely nice that such popular pop stars like Beyonce are finally willing to call themselves feminists, it would be even nicer if they actually worked to promote feminism instead of just lighting it up on a backdrop at an awards show or tossing out the word in an interview. If Beyonce really is a feminist, maybe she could take that time she uses to Photoshop her Instagram photos and instead, you know, support the cause.
Leave it to Annie Lennox to drop such beautiful, relevant wisdom, huh?
9/29/2014 12:30 PM PDT, by Emily Trainham
Nicki Minaj, despite all the ridiculousness -- all the piles upon piles upon piles of ridiculousness -- is actually an incredibly gorgeous woman. She's so pretty it's almost painful, and while sometimes she could use a little more discretion, her beauty always shines through. And, evidently, so does her nipple.
Poor Nicki, she just wanted to take a hot selfie in which she tried to make it about her wig when obviously it was about her boobs. She captioned the photo "oscar's wig," but you know, if she really wanted to show off the wig she could have gotten more of her head in the photo and less of her topless cleavage. It's kind of embarrassing, actually, but how can we be mad when there's a nip slip involved? A tiny, possibly intentional nip slip.
We're not mad, Nicki. We're laughing, and we're kind of uncomfortable, but we're not mad. Now put your nipples up, you wild thing, you.
9/29/2014 11:30 AM PDT, by Emily Trainham
Britney Spears, y'all ... do we need to even go over the many, many reasons why she is so painfully amazing? She's basically a goddess, what with her long history of catchy, fun pop music, her unbelievably charming behavior, and her inspiring ability to pick herself up after falling so hard, and we haven't even mentioned her brand new darling breakup hair yet. She's just the best, guys, and she's got the attitude to prove it.
While discussing her new lingerie line, Britney was asked what she wanted the line to convey:
“I would like to send: for women to feel more confident and to be more loving to themselves. I don’t think you need a man in this world anymore, I think you just need yourself and a little love and a bath. That’s what this lingerie’s all about.”
And she wants every single woman to feel that way:
“I feel like it’s important to be able to connect with all sizes of women in the world, for them to not feel alone and to know that every size is beautiful. Part of being a woman is to feel sexy and to feel loved and cherished. My line kind of does that for them.”
Oh, and she definitely practices what she preaches:
“I’m not always confident, but when I do feel confident, I have something that I really love on that makes me express myself in a confident way, that I feel really comfortable with. At night, when I’m alone, if I want to read a book and have one of my pieces on, like a Buttercup or Ambrosia [two collections in the line], I’ll put one of those on and it just makes me feel really sexy and sassy.”
Yes, Britney. Just ... just yes. This is all so wonderful, and we need to thank Britney for being so wonderful herself. All day, every day, we need to be thanking Britney.
9/29/2014 10:30 AM PDT, by Emily Trainham
Lindsay Lohan, bless her ambitious, sketchy little heart, has been trying so hard to better herself lately. She's been working, really working, in London on a production of "Speed the Plow," trying to prove that she wants to be taken seriously as an actress. Tragically, her first show didn't go that great, with reports of Lindsay forgetting a whole, whole bunch of lines and even carrying around a script on stage. But guys, you're being too harsh, according to Lindsay:
“It could’ve been a disaster – but it wasn’t by far. I could’ve not shown up. But of course I did, it’s my show.”
For real though:
“Everyone is always going to be judgmental, no matter what. I respect people have an opinion, but I’m doing the best I can and will for the duration. I’m doing this because working makes me feel happy and this is a new venture for me."
OK, but does Lindsay really want to be in a position where people congratulate her for simply showing up to work? Yes, it's great that she was consistently at work, since that's been a problem for her in the past, but you don't get praise and awards and thanks for just coming to work. You also have to actually, you know, work. Lindsay has been rehearsing this show for a while now, and there's absolutely no reason why she couldn't have learned her lines. That's the very most basic part of an actor's work, they need to do that so that they can actually act.
And yes, Lindsay, people really are always going to be judgmental, but they might just have a reason this time.
9/29/2014 9:30 AM PDT, by Sarah Taylor
Does this photo look off to any of y'all? Because to us -- and to some others on Twitter -- something seems amiss, and it's not just that LeAnn Rimes is skulking all over this picture, trying to look as natural as possible, no.
Folks are saying that LeAnn might have actually Photoshopped herself into this pic of Eddie Cibrian and his sons, and there are some tell-tale (?) signs that this could be true.
1 -- The child immediately on LeAnn's left looks cut in in two-thirds. Perfectly, flawlessly trimmed in two-thirds. I mean, have you ever actually even seen such a perfect silhouette blocking a Levi's logo in your whole entire life? Probably not.
2 -- Not quite sure what LeAnn's resting her boot on, but it looks ... well, being a non-Photoshop certified expert, the only terminology acceptable is "off." Something about that floating boot looks off.
3 -- We all know that LeAnn fancies herself something of a deity, but even deities cast shadows sometimes, don't they? And I dunno about you, but I'm not seeing much of a shadow cast by LeAnn's body anywhere, unlike that of Jake, Mason, and Eddie.
Leave it in the comments, friends -- there's lots to talk about ... validity, truth, and most important of all, motive. Do it!
9/29/2014 8:00 AM PDT, by Sarah Taylor
It's no secret that Olivia Newton-John's daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, has had a troubled past ... but likening herself to Pam Anderson -- who's admitted to have had endured some issues herself, including child abuse -- just might not be doing her any favors.
This is Chloe's latest post, and whether she's insinuating that she looks like Pam Anderson -- she pretty much doesn't -- or hoping for a gig at "Playboy" -- let's hope not -- it sure seems to be one glaring thing: a cry for help, not unlike the time she suffered anorexia, made light of it with jokes, and then checked herself into rehab to get healthy.
Stay well, Chloe ... you're much more than you probably realize. ... And isn't that usually the way of things?