My Son Winston Elba was born yesterday..Truly Amazing pic.twitter.com/MrSEQPZo4z
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) April 18, 2014
Idris Elba welcomed his son Winston Elba yesterday. Congrats! [Idris Elba’s Twitter]
Here are those photos of Tom Hiddleston looking like Poe. [A Socialite Life]
Rest in peace, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. [Buzzfeed]
This whole story about Christ Bearer is so sad. [Dlisted]
Eli Roth made a cannibalism movie (with a message). [Pajiba]
Discussing Lindsay Lohan’s WWHL outfit. [Go Fug Yourself]
Happy 8th birthday to Suri Cruise. [Celebrity Baby Scoop]
Kate Upton says she’s cool with her boobs now. [The Blemish]
Heather Graham might be a vampire. [Popoholic]
This chick looks like a wannabe Kardashian. [Reality Tea]
Aretha Franklin sued a satirical site. [Starcasm]
Maya Rudolph is getting her own variety show! [Evil Beet]
Rosie O’Donnell lost 50 pounds. Good for her. [Wonderwall]
Robin Roberts covers People Mag this week. [Bitten & Bound]
Yeah, Lindsay Lohan’s lies are incredibly obvious. [CDAN]
Welcome to this week’s installment of The Most Important People on The Internet coming at you a day early thanks to America’s magic mascot rising from the dead two thousand years ago because that’s literally how long we’ve been beating the zombie genre into the ground. Anyway, I’ve also got two long as shit comments that broke our gallery, so special thanks to Pierce Bronzetan and cmonreally for paying careful attention to Katherine Heigl‘s Duane Reade lawsuit and pointing out the goddamn ridiculousness of Kim Kardashian‘s Audrey Hepburn photo shoot respectively. May the Holy Bunny fill your Fallopian tubes with assorted eggs, candies, and those little birds made out of marshmallows. For as it is written.
“Jesus, Mom! Of course, I don’t have to check where we are on this map! I’m Katherine Heigl! My big break came in 1999, when I was cast in a starring role on the teen science-fiction show Roswell which ran for three seasons. The part widened my exposure in Hollywood, and I filmed a variety of smaller projects during the show’s hiatus. After Roswell was canceled in 2002, I appeared in several made-for-TV movies, including a prequel to Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion and two Lifetime movies based on the Janet Oke novels Love’s Enduring Promise and Love Comes Softly. Between roles in independent and low-budget films (including Zyzzyx Road, which was released in 2006 to poor reviews, becoming infamously known as the lowest-grossing film in history), I filmed a pilot for a TV show about medical interns at a Seattle Hospital, which was eventually titled Grey’s Anatomy. Grey’s Anatomy premiered in March 2005 and immediately became a smash hit, elevating my and my co-stars’ profiles in Hollywood. I met with more success in 2006 and 2007: I was nominated for a Golden Globe, and then won an Emmy Award (best supporting actress) for my role as Dr. Isobel “Izzie” Stevens on Grey’s Anatomy. Additionally, I starred in the 2007 smash comedy hit Knocked Up alongside Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, and finished the year by marrying fiancé Josh Kelley in Park City, Utah. Around this same time, I worked with YOU to start my own production company, Abishag Productions. I named the company after the female figure (Abishag) in the Robert Frost poem “Provide, Provide.” Even as my reputation as a diva spiraled out of control, I continued to meet with both professional and personal success. From 2008 to 2010, I headlined four romantic comedies: 27 Dresses, The Ugly Truth, Killers and Life as We Know It. So, yes, I think I fucking know where we are!”
Said Pierce Bronzetan on The Crap We Missed – Monday 4.14.14
‘Audrey Hepburn – Talented woman who helped the Dutch Resistance during WWII, and who devoted a good portion of her life to UNICEF.
Kim Kardashian – Got pissed on, had two large mixing bowls implanted into her ass cheeks, brow beat the editor of Vogue into giving her a cover, has absolutely no soul.
Sure, I can see the resemblance.’
Said cmonreally on The Crap We Missed – Wednesday 4.16.14
[See you dickheads on Monday once I've fully sated myself with creme eggs. - SW]
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Here are some photos of Duchess Kate and Prince William during their visit to Manly Beach on Sydney’s North Shore in Australia today. They also attended some kind of Easter/Good Friday fair where they interacted with animals and farmers and such, which I’ll get to in a moment. First, let’s talk about fashion. Kate wore her first Australian-designer dress for today’s activities. This white eyelet/lace dress is by Aussie designer Zimmerman. Thoughts? I don’t hate it. It’s a pretty dress and it reminds me of something girly you might buy for a very young child. Is it appropriate on a woman in her 30s? In my opinion, not really, but I might feel differently if I saw the dress styled in a different way. I don’t care for the dress paired with those high wedged sandals. Anyway, while Kate and William were watching some farm animals at the fair, Kate cracked a joke about William’s baldness. YOU IN DANGER, GURL.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visit Manly Beach on Sydney’s north shore, during their royal tour of Australia In the past it has often been his brother Harry ribbing Prince William about his thinning hair. But when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Sydney’s Royal Easter show in Australia on Friday, Kate couldn’t help but make a joke at her husband’s expense. The Duchess cheekily teased her husband about his growing bald patch by suggesting he wear an alpaca toupee.
As they toured large elaborate displays of produce, grouped by Australian regions, one exhibitor Lyn Crejan, 67, talked about the wealth of fruit and vegetables displayed in a colourful design behind her. When she showed them a tuft of alpaca wool – which was a similar shade of brown to the Duke’s hair – the Duchess joked about her husband using it as a wig.
‘The princess said (the Duke) should put some on his head,’ said Lyn Cregan, 67, from Glen Innes. ‘She pointed at him and said “You need it more than me.” He laughed.’
When Ms Cregan revealed she used hair lacquer on the pumpkins to give them extra shine, the Duke said he would try the trick next Halloween.
[From The Daily Mail]
Oh, this is not good. Kate has been doing a lot of that passive-aggressive stuff on the tour, right? Whenever William insults her dress, she runs right out and announces the insult to the peasants. And now she’s shading his baldness in front of people?!! That’s it. No more royal babies.
Kate also made a solo visit to a children’s hospice and she made a speech! Here’s the video (she starts speaking around the 35-second mark):
Well, it’s a slight improvement. She was more comfortable with the words, so she only… looked down… every second or… third word… thank you Duchess… Kate… for tossing… your hair so… much. And thank… you Aust…ralia.
Photos courtesy of WENN.
Even though I’m a “professional blogger” (I still can’t believe I get paid to gossip), I don’t really spend that much time on other blogs. I was sitting here, struggling to come up with a suitable comparison for Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop.com, and I couldn’t really. I remember when Goop felt more homespun, like it was just a simple pet project from Gwyneth, like she was making a personal newsletter public. Nowadays, Goop.com is an industry with its own online catalogue of specialty products and collaborations with major designers. I still think Goop.com is a poorly operated site though. But, again, I don’t know what I should be comparing it to. Compared to other online boutiques, Goop sucks. Compared to comparably sized blogs, Goop looks amateurish and budget. What’s my point? My point is that I was startled to realize that Goop.com has a CEO. And he’s quitting the Goop.
After Gwyneth Paltrow’s “conscious uncoupling” with Chris Martin, she now faces another painful split: Seb Bishop, the highlyregarded CEO of Goop, has quit.
Page Six has exclusively confirmed Bishop, a leading British entrepreneur who was international CEO of AIDS-fighting charity (RED) before joining Goop in 2011, has quit Paltrow’s lifestyle blog, on which she announced her separation from Martin last month.
We’re told that Bishop resigned after Paltrow — in a move to sever her ties to London, where Martin lives — announced to Goop staff she was moving the office from the British capital to Los Angeles.
Our source said: “Seb was ready to move his wife Heidi and their children from London, and had even been looking at properties in Los Angeles, but then he abruptly quit.” The source added, “There is speculation that he and Paltrow disagreed on the direction of Goop, partly that she used the Web site as a vehicle for her personal life, and the ‘conscious uncoupling’ announcement.”
Paltrow’s rep Stephen Huvane confirmed Bishop is leaving Goop, but denied he abruptly quit in a disagreement with Paltrow.
He told us, “It’s not completely true. Seb is still with Goop, but has decided not to relocate his family to Los Angeles. He will be transitioning out over time until a replacement is named.”
Either way, the “corporate uncoupling” is a huge blow to Paltrow. Multimillionaire Bishop, 40, was a top ad agency art director who made his mark at the age of 26 when he founded Espotting, which brought the paid-search online advertising model to Europe. In 2008, he became CEO of (RED), the organization created by Bono and Bobby Shriver to raise money to fight HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, and is also an investor in mobile news app Summly.
Bishop and Paltrow were photographed together at Goop’s summer party in Mayfair, London, last May. He could not be reached for comment Wednesday night.
[From Page Six]
Basically, Bishop sounds like a heavy-hitter in the world of online content and he’s been working as the CEO of Goop? That’s so weird. Stranger still, he was prepared to move his family to LA so that he could continue his Goop work and now he’s not. Something seems… weird. Very strange. I’m including some photos of Seb and his wife Heidi. Heidi looks like a young Gwyneth. Odd.
So, do you buy the idea that Seb didn’t want Goop.com to be operated as some kind of personal website, that it would defeat the established branding of Goop? While that would be funny if true, I doubt it. So much of Goop.com is personal – Gwyneth posts personal stuff on there all the time. It’s just that the cat’s out of the bag with how low-tech and amateurish the whole Goop operation is now that their server crashed when Gwyneth and Chris announced their split.
Also: Us Weekly is saying that something is up too, which just goes to the now months-long conspiracy theory that someone in Gwyneth’s camp is leaking like a mofo. Probably a peasant. The unnamed peasant told Us Weekly: “A week and a half ago, he abruptly resigned from GOOP. It’s really suspicious — I think something weird is going on with GOOP.” So many conspiracies!
You can read this week’s Goop-letter here. It’s all about pain and holistic pain-management. I wanted a Vicodin after a skimmed it for a minute.
Photos courtesy of WENN, Getty.
Kirsten Dunst is still promoting The Two Faces of January, and I really, really wish Viggo Mortensen was the one doing interviews on behalf of the film, mostly because Kiki is either full of nonsense about traditional gender roles or she’s giving the interview equivalent of watching paint dry. The worst part is that Kiki appears on this special “Summer Issue” edition of W Magazine at the behest of her friend, mentor and first major art-house director, Sofia Coppola. Coppola loves Kiki. Kiki acts like she’s barely tolerating Sofia’s questions. I did have a few moments of “O RLY?” with Kiki, especially when she talks about how she takes her time to find the right roles, like she’s Sandra Bullock or something. You can read the full W Magazine piece here and here are some highlights:
Kiki on maintaining mystique: “I limit the number of films I do and take my time choosing projects.”
Working with a director she didn’t like: “I have, and it takes all the fun out of what you do. You just get through it instead of having a meaningful experience.”
Whether a director has ever “pounced” on her: “No [laughs]. I don’t give off that vibe. I think that you court that stuff, and to me it’s crossing a boundary that would hinder the trust in your working relationship.”
Kiki’s best advice: “I’m good at trusting my instincts, and I think it’s important to listen to that. My mom would always tell me, ‘Trust your gut.’”
Her favorite movie stars from another era: “River Phoenix and Paul Newman.”
Her favorite age: “My favorite age is now. I love my friendships, and I know I have fun things to look forward to. Hardest age was 27; I had to figure out how to navigate differently through life.”
Making bio-pics, playing real people: “I would love to play Jean Harlow! It’s hard to make those kinds of films, but I’m open to suggestions; it just has to be the right one.”
What she would do besides acting: “I love interior design—maybe I’d do that, but if I did an interior, I’d want to live in it. I would stick to a creative job.”
The red carpet, working with a stylist: “I have to say it’s the last thing I want to think about. If you have someone who understands how to just make you look like yourself, then you’ve found someone great. I remember a time when it was more fun and not every little thing was critiqued.”
Nudity on film: “I don’t mind it if it feels appropriate for the film, but it’s never not nerve-racking.”
[From W Magazine]
To me, the stuff about being “pounced on” by directors could be taken a few ways, and Sofia wasn’t very explicit in her questioning. But it does seem like Kiki is saying that if a director employs the casting couch for actresses, it’s the woman’s fault because she was asking for it. Which falls into line with her thoughts on traditional gender roles and all of that. So, yeah, she probably meant it that way.
Photos courtesy of Juergen Teller/W Magazine.
James Franco can’t stay out of the trouble even for a moment. It’s like he’s completely forgotten that he tried to pick up a teenage girl on Instagram two weeks ago. He tried to explain that kertuffle away as “bad judgment.” He’s still a creep.
Franco tried to recapture his “artist” rep for his Broadway debut in Of Mice and Men.” He’s starring with Leighton Meester and Chris O’Dowd. Reviews have been mixed with O’Dowd gaining most of the praise for his portrayal of Lennie. I had to laugh at this part of the AP’s review: “Franco is more standoffish, creating a George who apparently longs to be alone, tries to be decent and squints a lot.” That is amazing. He squints a lot. How artistic!
Franco took great issue with one review in particular. Ben Brantley of the NYT basically says Franco has no stage presence and is acting in General Hospital mode. That’s how I’m reading this: “Though he sports a Yosemite Sam accent, Mr. Franco is often understated to the point of near invisibility. It’s a tight, internal performance begging for a camera’s close-up.” Brantley also says the real-life dog of the show gives a better performance than Franco.
Franco the artist was displeased. He Instagrammed and deleted this reaction: “SADLY BEN BRANTLEY AND THE NYT HAVE EMBARASSED [sic] THEMSELVES. BRANTLEY IS SUCH A LITTLE BITCH HE SHOULD BE WORKING FOR GAWKER.COM INSTEAD OF THE PAPER OF RECORD. THE THEATER COMMUNITY HATES HIM, and for good reason. HE’s an idiot.”
Ohh brother pic.twitter.com/TKM3NktC7P
— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) April 17, 2014
Franco thinks of Gawker as the ultimate insult to writers. He’s still angry that Nick Denton’s posse posted a photo of him sleeping through a graduate-level seminar. Franco can’t deal with criticism of any sort. He should know that almost any Broadway actor deals with negative feedback at some point. Instead of seeing the reviews as constructive, Franco lashed out like Alec Baldwin.
Related: Franco’s Instagram grows creepier by the day. He’s posting bed selfies on a regular basis. The ART of the creepy selfie.
Photos courtesy of James Franco on Instagram & WENN
The moment of truth has arrived for Johnny Depp’s Transcendence. The reviews are dismal (the film has earned a 17% certified rotten rating so far), but I’m interested to see if Johnny still has box-office power. You know, beyond the Pirates movies.
Johnny’s personal life is still buzzing right along. I think he and Amber Heard will get married soon. The man wants babies. Page Six had a Monday update about a girls’ night outing for Amber. It may have been a bachelorette party between Amber and four friends. The group ate lobster, watched Queen of the Night and took in “the best view in the house of a sexy Chinese pole act.” The theater show is playing in NYC right now, and the NYT advises viewers to “pack the Purell” before attending. Sounds classy, right?
This week’s issue of the Enquirer says Johnny attended his own bachelor party last weekend in Hollywood. The shindig was held at Jerry Bruckheimer’s mansion, and Leonardo DiCaprio had a hand in the festivities. Uh-oh:
Celebrating 50-year-old Johnny Depp’s engagement and upcoming wedding to much-younger hottie Amber Heard, 27, Leonardo DiCaprio, Channing Tatum, Stephen Dorff and other showbiz pals threw him a semi-wild bachelor party at mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s mansion — complete with rivers of champagne and several sexy strippers — but it was the outrageous party gift Depp got that had everyone in hysterics!
Revealed My Stag Spy: “Leo and guys gifted Johnny with a huge basket brimming with sexual enhancement products — bottles of Viagra, flavored oils, sex toys, sexy costumes — and told him, ‘You’re gonna need this stuff to keep up with your 27-year-old hottie!’ Everyone — except for dour Depp — laughed their butts off as he pulled out his gift bottles of Viagra! Johnny kinda grimaced, then growled, “I’ve got a lot more years before I’ll be needing this stuff!’”
[From Enquirer, print edition, April 28, 2014]
They gave him … Viagra. As a gift? Poor Johnny. That’s just mean. I’ll bet it was Leo’s idea, but he shouldn’t talk! Leo is creeping up on 40. He doesn’t have too many more years before he’ll be knocking on the door for chemical “assistance” himself. Yeah, it was Leo’s fault. Channing and Stephen organized the drinks and snacks. Leo ordered the strippers and Viagra.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & WENN
Aw, this is such nice news! Chelsea Clinton is expecting her first child! Considering Chelsea is the only child of Bill and Hillary Clinton, this will be their first grandchild. Chelsea has been pretty open about how much her parents have been pressuring her to get pregnant too, so I would imagine Bubba and Hills are beyond thrilled. Chelsea married Marc Mezinsky in 2010, and although there were rumors about some marriage problems a few years ago, I haven’t heard anything bad about them in a while.
Welp, she called it! Chelsea Clinton is pregnant and expecting her first child with husband Marc Mezvinsky. The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the news during the Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation event in NYC on Thursday, April. 17.
“One more thing to say very quickly,” the 34-year-old addressed the crowd. “Mark and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year. I certainly feel all the better whether it’s a girl or a boy that they’ll grow up in a world with so many strong female leaders…”
“I just hope that I’ll be as good to my child as my mom was to me,” she added. As mom Hillary replied: “I’m expecting a grand child which I’m very excited about. We’re very excited about what’s happening in our family but we’re also very excited about what we’re doing.”
The former first daughter has clearly had babies on the brain, as she previously revealed she planned to try for baby No. 1 this year last October. “We sat down and said, ‘Here’s what we want to do.’ The first thing on the list was simple: We want, God willing, to start a family,” she said in Glamour’s November 2013 issue. “So we decided we were going to make 2014 the Year of the Baby.”
No one, of course, was more ecstatic about a possible pregnancy than the future grandparents. “And please,” Chelsea added, “call my mother and tell her that. She asks us about it every single day.”
Clinton and investment banker Mezvinsky tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in Rhinebeck, N.Y., back in July 2010. The happy baby news comes just one day after Clinton, who serves as the Vice Chair of The Clinton Foundation, hinted that she’s open to running for political office one day.
[From Us Weekly]
I’ve read some stuff about Chelsea and I’ve even read a few of her interviews over the past few years, and I have to say… I do like her. I’m not sure she should run for office right at this moment, but she’s a pretty cool woman and an interesting blend of her parents. People say that Chelsea is flirtatious and good with people like her dad, and that she’s a focused workhorse Type-A like her mom. Anyway, I’m sure this baby will be doted upon on an epic level. Someone check on Bubba, I’m sure he’s crying.
Photos courtesy of WENN.
One of my favorite headlines that I’ve ever written was “Victoria Beckham celebrated her 39th birthday by looking at a cake.” That was last year. And I still think that headline is perfection. It’s shady, it’s judgy, it’s funny and it’s true. Anyway, Victoria turned 40 years old on Thursday. She did not tweet any cake-glancing selfies, unfortunately. But she did do a rather funny interview with People Magazine. Posh claims that her “favorite thing to bake is brownies,” and she shares her recipe for “easy brownies” with People (go here to see). I’ll believe that she bakes brownies for her kids, but as with her birthday cake, one must never eat the brownies. Never. Here’s more from Posh’s interview:
She found fame as a 22-year-old, slightly chubby member of the Spice Girls. But it’s safe to say that Victoria Beckham has been something of a chameleon since she first appeared on the worldwide stage. From pop star to footballer’s wife, she moved to Los Angeles, raised four children and founded an internationally successful fashion line favoured by the cream of Hollywood. And as she celebrated her 40th birthday on Thursday, Victoria Beckham has revealed a number of facts about herself in a new magazine interview.
Perhaps unsurprisingly for someone who has mainly resided in Tinsel Town over the past decade, she confesses to having a secret spiritual side, telling People she ‘believes in karma.’
She adds: ‘I collect crystals and place them around my home and office to create positive energy.’
The star, who is famous for her extremely slender figure, also discusses food rather a lot, revealing a penchant for a glass (or two) of red wine and a love of visiting the family vineyard in the Napa Valley.
‘I like to squeeze grapes underfoot at our vineyard in Napa,’ she says.
Less shockingly, Victoria admits a love for snacking on seaweed rice cakes and a love of lychees – both foods are known for promoting weight loss. And Victoria impressively works out at 6am ‘five days a week.’
The self confessed ‘girlie girl’ also revealed her favourite TV show is ‘still’ Sex And The City. ‘My favourite celebrity meeting was Sarah Jessica Parker who was lovely, warm, funny and stylish – and a wonderful mother,’ she says.
Motherhood is a recurring theme in the interview with Victoria who is parent to Brooklyn, 15, Romeo, 11, Cruz, nine and two-and-a-half year-old Harper
‘My proudest achievements are my four children,’ she says. ‘I am inspired by my children, travel and working mothers.’
The star, whose Victoria Beckham dresses have been worn by the likes of Michelle Williams, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Hathaway and Cameron Diaz, names her fashion icon as Audrey Hepburn. She also confesses she is a ‘big fan’ of Barbra Streisand and ‘would love to have dinner with Hillary Clinton.’
[From The Daily Mail]
“SLIGHTLY CHUBBY”?!?! Daily Fail, please. Posh was never chubby, slightly or otherwise. In the Spice Girls, she was normal-sized and then she dieted herself down to a size zero. As for her actual quotes… collecting crystals is so late ‘80s and early ‘90s. It’s pretty ‘70s too, right? As for her 6 am workouts… I can’t work out that early in the morning. Which is weird because I’m a morning person, but I’ve always preferred to work out in the afternoon or evening.
Happy birthday, Posh!
Photos courtesy of WENN.
I think it was last year when we learned that Kit Harington (Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow) was dating Rose Leslie, the pretty ginger actress playing the Wildling Ygritte. But that romance seemed to end as quickly as it began. So, as far as I know, Kit is without a girlfriend. Which means that Star Magazine is trying to set him up with Emilia Clarke, the Mother of Dragons. Eh. It’s not a bad idea – they’re the same age, they’re both attractive, they’re both English. It could work.
There may be an epic battle on the horizon over Game of Thrones beauty Emilia Clarke – because Cory Michael Smith and Kit Harington are vying for her attention. Emilia, 27, has been dating Cory since last year, after meeting on the set of their Broadway play Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Emilia has recently developed strong feelings for Kit though.
“Emilia has been telling friends that they would make a cute couple,” reveals an insider. Kit made it clear that the feeling is mutual, which has left the actress at a crossroads over who to choose. Pals say that she has fallen hard for Kit, although she has doubts because the pair hardly ever see each other since they shoot in different countries.
“He’s usually in Iceland or Ireland, while she films in Morocco or Croatia… she’s very comfortable with Cory but is completely enamoured by Kit. You can see that those two are on a collision course with romance.”
[From Star Magazine, print edition]
Is Star saying that Emilia and Kit are doing it or not? Or are they just talking about whether to do it? If you’re going to make up some Khaleesi-Jon Snow fan-fiction, I hope you would add more details than this. Where are the dragons? Where are the Whitewalkers? Why wasn’t Jon Snow wearing a fur loin cloth when this happened?
PS… Back in February, Kit took Rose Leslie and Emilia out to lunch in LA. They looked like they were having a great time. Damn, son. Kit has GAME.
Photos courtesy of WENN, Getty.
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