7/23/2016 5:00 AM PDT
Have you ever wanted to know the ins-and-outs (not literally) of how celebs manage to keep their secrets and reap the benefits of stardom? Chrissy Teigen, who'd already answered fan questions this week, has the answer.
In a now-deleted tweet, a curious fan asked Chrissy if non-celebrities have to sign NDAs before sleeping with those celebrities. Which sounds like it would put a bit of a damper on the carnal mood (contract law isn't exactly an aphrodisiac for most), but a super practical way to keep somebody from cashing in with a tell-all interview about size, shape, hairiness, birthmarks, and details even more closely protected.
Chrissy's response was very frank, and reveals some details about her own life as a celebrity:
7/6/2016 7:00 AM PDT
"[The Gavin scandal] was the beginning of hell. Like six, seven, eight months of torture, trying to figure out this big secret. [I wanted] to tell everybody."
--Gwen Stefani to Harper's Bazaar, and man, what a compelling read.
To be honest, though, the interview -- and Gwen herself, as presented by Harper's -- is pretty bad-ass.
She gets honest about cutting off her well-known candor ("As a famous person, you start to think,'I can't say all that because I'll embarrass [the kids] or hurt them in some way.' And especially now because they can see everything and hear everything. But I've done nothing I'm ashamed of ... Well, we all have a few things we're ashamed of"), and the cheating allegations that are sounding less and less like allegations ...
2/18/2016 4:00 PM PST
Apparently the fact that celebrities desire money is just ... super offensive to her delicate sensibilities.
Now, we like Kristen Stewart -- we really do. She's enormously talented and she's gotten unfair criticism for years. But, um, this is a little much.
"People who are interested in selling a life as if it's a comic book story? It's just money, money, money, money. It's just bull---t distraction, and a lot of people make a lot of money on that, because we wanna get distracted."
First of all, this is one of those weird instances where people use the word "distraction" instead of "entertainment." They usually do it to undercut the value of whatever mode of entertainment they're describing. And that's, you know, a very deliberate slight -- not just at whatever form of media, but at the people who enjoy it.
Don't get us wrong -- hate on somebody's preferred form of entertainment all that you like, but don't use word games to be dismissive about it.
We feel like maybe Kristen's missing the fact that not every celebrity is as in-demand as she is. Sometimes they want to expand their popularity and fame. And yes, sometimes they want money. There's nothing wrong with wanting money. And, usually, the only people who feel like doing something for money is dirty or dishonest are the sorts of people who don't have to worry about their finances.
Also, there's the storytelling angle. There's a lot of interest in telling the story of somebody's life. And even just being in some sort of reenactment or a Lifetime movie can be the launching point for somebody's career.
But by all means, please feel free to be disgusted by people pursuing their own interests.
1/29/2016 8:00 AM PST
Who would have thought somebody like Lena Dunham -- or, you know, Lena Dunham herself -- could bring out all the candor in a woman that we assumed was one of the fakest kids going?
We're still trying to wrap our heads around this day altogether, what with all that Bristol Palin business, but it's coming together ... and this is why we're probably still feeling so raw and tender, enough so that we're really seeing Tori Spelling. What is this day?
About her relationship with cheating Dean McDermott -- prior to children -- Tori says, "We had this thing that was fairy tale, amazing, newlywed period, honeymoon, unbelievable. All of a sudden, we got pregnant, and then I saw a different side of him. ...
12/17/2015 8:00 AM PST
Poor Rob Kardashian, y'all. All it seems he wants to do is grow up and grow as a human being out of the spotlight, but because of his last name, folks just can't let well enough alone. When is enough enough?
New reports are emerging that the only male Kardashian is still struggling -- and let's be realistic; we probably would, too, if all we wanted was a little peace and quiet, but our family basically prohibited that at all costs along the way -- and that he's dealing with ...
7/15/2014 1:00 PM PDT
"About 80 people [at our wedding]. Small wedding. I hate celebrities. ... No celebrities will be there."
--Jenny McCarthy's insufferable pompousness now that she's actually getting married, and apparently not realizing that she, herself, is nothing but a "celebrity," too. Surprise!
Jenny had a plethora of classless things to say during a recent interview with Howard Stern, and while that's not too surprising -- considering her history of bawdy filterlessness -- the bit about hating celebrities was the icing on the cake.
You guys have to listen to this audio -- Jenny sounds ... well, she just sounds really full of crap, guys, sorry to say. Jenny sounds like she's just full to the brim with BS that's about to hit overflow levels, and the part where she snidely quips "I hate celebrities," well ... rumor has it that fiancé Donnie Wahlberg's brother Mark Wahlberg "hates" celebrities, too, but only celebrities by the name of Jenny McCarthy, and now? Well, now maybe we know why.
1/2/2014 8:00 AM PST
"Celebrity is so not part of my life. If I'm walking around and somebody comes up with a camera, it terrifies me. I can imagine that if you are Johnny Depp, for years you've had such a level of fame that you are somewhat accustomed to it and you expect it when you go out. ... I've managed to avoid it to the extent where I sometimes get trapped in situations that I don't know how to deal with. I feel overwhelmed. But I'd rather be overwhelmed in these moments and enjoy my life privately. I've been able to have the life I want. Compared to other people in the business I do live a normal life. I can't get off set and away from it fast enough. I leave and I don't talk to anybody in the business at all for a couple of weeks. I hate the beach. I don't like travelling. I'm not being evasive. I just don't like the things that most people would like."
--Joaquin Phoenix on his life outside of film, and man -- how completely perfect is this guy? Yeah, he could stand a good hair-washing, and maybe some new clothes to boot, but Joaquin sure has his priorities right and his head on straight, and no amount of cleanliness or style could ever eclipse that kind of beauty.
That's all. The end.