Feb 28, 2011

Stop Talking

Charlie Sheen has yet to learn that silence is golden. The controversial television star has been embroiled in numerous sagas in the past few months, many of which have involved drugs, alcohol and strippers. The father of five's fan favorite Two and a Half Men was suspended following his rants about the show's producer, Chuck Lorre, and the bad boy has now appeared on three national talk shows to discuss his well being. The worst part? His publicist quit, putting the Charlie show at the top of Sheen's agenda. Let's hope he learns to shut his mouth soon.

On His Kids:
"Lead by example and teach your kids right and wrong. If my right and wrong is a little bit different than anybody else, then my kids will be different too."

On CBS and Chuck Lorre:
"I'm insulted, I am confused. These resentments, they are the rocket fuel that lives in the tip of my saber. You guys want to go to war, let's go to war. You want to destroy my family, let's go... When I'm declared winner, game over, I hope you are all writing your apologies."

Note: Charlie is also demanding a public apology from CBS, as well as a 50 percent pay hike, to $3 million per episode, after the "psychological damage the network and Chuck Lorre caused him. 

On Two and a Half Men: 
"Well I would love that [to get my job back]. I signed a deal for two years. There was a redundancy factor to it but that doesn't matter. That was an old brain. I've got a new brain. You know, I have a 10,000 year old brain and the boogers of a seven-year-old."

On Making Anti-Semitic Comments about Chuck Lorre:
"Yes, I do [regret making what appeared to be an anti-Semitic dig at him]. I regret it in a way that I didn't even think about it, and then ya, I should have thought about it. It was stupid. A stupid move. I'm sorry. Well of course I would [say sorry to him], but I didn't think that was, that the rules had been established. He calls me Carlos Estevez a lot, because that's my real name, and then I saw the "other name" on his vanity card and I said it and the world started burning down around me."

On his father, Martin Sheen, and his Life:
"As much as I love him, I'm 45 with five kids, you know. He's been out of the country I think, which is why he hasn't called. I think people think that it's [my life] a lot harder on me than people think. I'm on a quest to claim absolute victory across the board on every front in this whole mess. I'm here to right, as I said, every single wrong and reveal all of this foolishness.

Auto Tune

The hosts may have underwhelmed, but the producers made sure we still had something to enjoy last night. An auto-tuned mash-up of dialoge and lyrics from some of the year's best films were featured during the telecast. Enjoy the new film musicals of The Social Network, Toy Story 3, Harry Potter and Twilight.

Disgusting Disgrace

The repulsive anti-Semitic remarks made by John Galliano have finally surfaced. The disgraced Dior designer was suspended by the fashion house on Friday following his overnight arrest on charges of making anti-Semitic and racial remarks in a Paris cafe.

The Sun obtained an undated of Galliano, 50, in the same Paris cafe, but not on the same evening of his arrest, spewing hate messages to fellow diners. In the video, Galliano says, "I love Hitler. People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers, would all be f*cking gassed." During Thursday night's incident, Galliano is said to have assaulted a woman, pulled her hair and told her she had "a dirty Jew face."

Dior should be commended for ridding itself of this disgraceful excuse for a man. Many companies stand by their employees, especially when they are as high profile as Galliano, but Dior wisely suspended him before the video was released. Dior has my support going forward, but I will never be able to say the same for Galliano.

Born This Way

I thought Lady Gaga's shock factor had worn off, but I may have been wrong. The reigning queen of pop has just unveiled her latest creation, Born This Way, and it is nothing short of epic. In the seven minute video, Gaga gives birth two twin concepts: good and evil. The story focuses on G.O.A.T., a government-owned space territory, and depicts the creation of an accepting race of people. Powerful, yet so Gaga.

Hottie Body Hump Club

Hollywood's actresses are staying fit with Humpilates. Devised by late night king Jimmy Kimmel, the program ditches pills and bands in favor of, well, humping. High profile recruits include: Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Eva Longoria, Sofia Vergara, Emily Blunt, Kelly Ripa and Lindsay Lohan. Press play to watch your A Listers fawn over Jimmy and thrust their bodies out.

Feb 27, 2011

Oscar Doubles

I had to do a double take while watching the red carpet coverage. Celine Dion and Gwyneth Paltrow were nearly identical in their in an ivory Girgio Aramni Privé and a metallic Calvin Klein Collection, respectively. Both performers changed into new gowns prior to hitting the Oscar stage, but I can't get over their similarities on the red carpet.

(Images via People.com)

Stoned, Stunned, Smiley

Oscar host James Franco has been tweeting away backstage. The best picture to come out of his stream, though, is this beauty. Franco seems stoned, Oprah looks stunned and Anne is so smiley. Pure Oscar gold.

Flaming Hot

Making her triumphant return, Sandra Bullock was red hot at the Oscars. Wearing a strapless Vera Wang gown and Harry Winston jewels, last year's best actress winner has definitely overcome her personal heartache. Eat your heart out, Jesse James!

Pearl Wonder

Michelle Williams unleashed her inner Mia Farrow at this year's Oscar awards. The best actress nominee donned a white Chanel Haute Couture gown with Harry Winston jewels and Jimmy Choo heels. Rumor has it that the Blue Valentine star's Chanel is embroidered with pearls. It may look stunning, but it can't be comfortable for Michelle to sit in!

(Image via People.com)

Princess Gown

She's only 14, but Hailee Steinfeld already has her own custom made Marchesa gown. The tea-length gown with crystal embroidery was the perfect choice for the first time best supporting actress nominee. The True Star looked every bit her age and was definitely one of tonight's Oscar princesses.

(Image via People.com)

Dress That Bump

Rodarte may have been snubbed out of a nomination for their Black Swan costumes, but Natalie Portman made sure their dress took center stage. The best actress, this year's belle of the ball, looked angelic in the plum chiffon gown. Her growing baby bump was the perfect accessory. Oh, and those earrings didn't hurt either.

(Image via GlobeandMail.com)

Vintage Mirror

The commentators are buzzing about Cate Blanchett's Givenchy Couture dress, but I'm not feeling it. E! commentator Kelly Osbourne called it a piece of art, but I think it looks more like a vintage mirror. Thoughts?

(Photo via GlobeandMail.com)

Red Hot

Hollywood newcomer Jennifer Lawrence was red hot on the Oscar red carpet. The best actress nominee donned a sleek, body hugging Calvin Klein dress for the event. While I can't deny how beautiful she looks, I wish she added some oomph to her look for the big night.

(Photo via GlobeandMail.com)

Oscar Gaze

Mila Kunis' purple Elie Saab gown created the perfect on the red carpet. The romantic overlay makes this the perfect choice for this onscreen ballerina and Hollywood It girl. Mila is presenting at tonight's Oscar awards, and I'm sure ex-boyfriend Macaulay Culkin is kicking himself for being home alone.

(image via GlobeandMail.com)

Modern Oscars

In its typical hilarious fashion, the cast of Modern Family congratulates this year's Best Picture nominees.

Oscar Curse?

Will the Oscar curse rear its ugly head again this year? With this year's shoe-in for best actress being engaged and pregnant, let's hope that Natalie Portman doesn't fall victim to the dreaded jinx. If she does follow in the footsteps of her predecessors though, Natalie will have Hollywood's accepting arms to fall into. After all, how can anyone resist America's sweetheart?

Click here to see the history of the Oscar curse: http://www.thealannalist.com/2010/03/oscar-curse.html

(Photo via usmagazine.com)

Feb 26, 2011

Love, Wedding, Marriage

In Love, Wedding, Marriage, a happy newlywed marriage counselor's views on wedded bliss get thrown for a loop when she discovers that her parents are getting a divorce. While the plot isn't anything to get excited about, the cast is. Directed by Dermot Mulroney, the film stars Many Moore, Kellan Lutz, Jane Seymour, Jessica Szohr and James Brolin. Will you watch?

Feb 24, 2011

Sheen Speaks

Perpetual bad boy Charlie Sheen penned a letter following the decision to shut down the production of Two and a Half Men for the rest of the season. The high profile actor, who is undergoing in-home rehabilitation for drugs and alcohol, sent the letter to TMZ for public posting. Here's what it says: 

What does this say about Haim Levine [Chuck Lorre] after he tried to use his words to judge and attempt to degrade me. I gracefully ignored this folly for 177 shows... I fire back once and this contaminated little maggot can't handle my power and can't handle the truth. I wish him nothing but pain in his silly travels especially if they wind up in my octagon. Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words -- imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists. I urge all my beautiful and loyal fans who embraced this show for almost a decade to walk with me side-by-side as we march up the steps of justice to right this unconscionable wrong.

Remember these are my people...not yours... we will continue on together...

Charlie Sheen

Royal Boat

In their first official appearance since their engagement, Prince William and Kate Middleton dedicated a lifeboat. Hundreds of people cheered on the royal couple in Trearddur Bay on Anglesey, northwest Wales, as Kate poured a bottle of champagne over the boat. Donning a three-quarter length beige coat, a black scarf, suede boots and a black feather hat, Kate looked every bit the modern day princess.

The appearance only furthered the excitement for the couple's wedding on April 29. The world is gearing up for the wedding of the decade and Britain is preparing for a national celebration to mark the royal wedding at Westminster Abbey. As for me? I'll be tuning into the live broadcast.

(Images via National Post)

The Boys Are Back

The Wolfpack is back! After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to Thailand for Stu's wedding in The Hangover Part II. Like usual, things don't go as planned and the safe-subdued pre-wedding brunch turns wild. Does what happens in Bangkok stay in Bangkok?

Feb 23, 2011

Bad Teacher

Cameron Diaz has returned to her comedic roots for the new film Bad Teacher. Starring alongside Justin Timberlake and Jason Segal, the blonde actress makes me thankful I'm no longer in school. While I'm not sure how much staying power Bad Teacher has, I'll likely see it because of Jason Segal. Everyone loves a funnyman, right?

Who's That Girl

She's garnered tons of endorsement deals, but it seems Kim Kardashian isn't the only one cashing in on her looks. Old Navy cast a Kim look-a-like, Melissa Molinaro, in its latest music video, Old Navy presents: Super C-U-T-E by the Audio Threadz. Viewers literally have to do a double take when watching the commercial - it's hard to tell these two apart!

If Old Navy's intention was to create buzz about its brand, they have certainly succeeded. While I'm still on the fence about the ethics of using a virtual Kim double in the video, this is definitely the most publicity the company has received since its infamous breast feeding t-shirt debacle. What do you think about the casting choice?

Feb 22, 2011

The Best of the Babies

The New Rachel

She famously dissed her infamous "Rachel" cut, and now Jennifer Aniston has taken her hair to shorter lengths. The star stepped out with a sexy, tousled bob at a Madrid photocall for her new movie Just Go With It. It's not that much of a drastic change from the Rachel, but it's hard to notice a major change with thin, straight hair. Trust me, I would know.  

(Second image via People.com)

Feb 21, 2011

Puckie and the Rippers

He's been absent the past few episodes, but John Stamos is singing his way back to Glee. The actor/musician posted this picture on Twitter with the caption, "either me and @Mark_Salling lost a bet (outfits) or it's the FIRST look pic from "sexy" GLEE ep. airing march 8th." Salling's reponse? "My audition for the Rippers." Guess he was a Full House fan too? Can't wait to catch Puckie and the Rippers!

Feb 16, 2011

Go NY Go

YouTube sensation Kennan Cahill is back with the New York Knicks. Warning: this video is highly addictive.

Never Say This

He's the teen sensation taking the world by storm, but Justin Bieber needs to hire a better publicist. Appearing on the cover of this month's Rolling Stone magazine, Bieber opens up about the health care system, sex and abortions.

On Health Care:
"You guys are evil," he joked to the American magazine. "Canada is the best country in the world. We go to the doctor and we don't need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you're broke because of medical bills. My bodyguard's baby was born premature, and now he has to pay for it. In Canada, if your baby's premature, he stays in the hospital as long as he needs to, and then you go home."

On Sex:
"I don't think you should have sex with anyone unless you love them," Bieber said. "I think you should just wait for the person you're...in love with." Does that mean he's been getting busy behind the scenes with rumored love Selena Gomez?

On Abortion: 
"I really don't believe in abortion," Bieber admits. "It's like killing a baby?" When asked if it's acceptable in cases of rape, Bieber says, "Um. Well, I think that's really sad but everything happens for a reason. I guess I haven't been in that position, so I wouldn't be able to judge that."

Total wrong answer on the abortion front. The magazine should never have been allowed to ask a 17-year-old a question like that in the first place, and where was his publicist to jump in? Sometimes, saying no comment is better than letting your client say that.

The Ultimate Toms

Because every good brand needs to have a charitable endeavor, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's The Row has teamed up with Toms shoes. Part of the Fall 2011 collection, Toms + The Row will be available in plaid, herringbone and cashmere. The price: an affordable $98 - $150. Your feet, and the feet of those in third world countries, will thank you.

Feb 15, 2011

Grammy Stroke

The video of Serene Branson's slurring Grammy announcement may have gone viral, but viewers are failing to realize how serious the situation was. The Emmy nominated newscaster was caught on video looking concerned as the sounds coming out of her mouth were incoherent. While many people poked fun at Serene, doctors who have seen the footage are seriously concerned that she suffered a stroke. How scary is that?

Catch a Bass

With his five o'clock shadow and piercing eyes, Ed Westwick continually steals my heart. Doesn't he look dapper in his suit, plaid shirt and matching tie at the Simon Spurr menswear show?

Pregnancy Feathers

Using a furry overcoat to hide her growing bump, Victoria Beckham attended her eponymous line's presentation during New York Fashion Week. Even pregnancy can't slow this maven down. The four months pregnant mom of three is said to be on the short-list to contribute to Kate Middleton's post wedding wardrobe. Think Posh will score an invite to the wedding now?

Feb 13, 2011

Effing Grammys

She's already won an Oscar, and now Gwyneth Paltrow has a Grammy performance under her slim belt. The actress took the stage with Cee Lo Green to perform the year's smash hit, F*CK You. Don't you love her pantsuit?

Fallen Star

Christina Aguilera needs to take a long hiatus from Hollywood. Following her divorce from Jordan Bratman, the singer's star has been falling. Christina's new puffy look is only enhanced by her too-small ensembles and public acts of embarrassment. In addition to flubbing her lines at the Super Bowl, Christina fell onstage at the Grammy awards. Someone get her the help she needs ASAP.

Grammy and Me

Wings weren't Katy Perry's only accessory on the red carpet. The four-time nominee brought her grandmother, Ann Hudson, to the Grammy awards. "If I don't go home with any Grammys, I still go home with my Grammy!" Katy told Ryan Seacrest. Isn't that adorable? If I'm ever invited to an awards show, I'll definitely be bringing my Bubie.

Glee Girls Go Black

The girls of Glee went back to black on the Grammy red carpet. Lea Michele showed a whole lot of leg in her Emilio Pucci dress while Dianna Agron brought the drama in her Vivienne Westwood. In an auditorium full of color, their black looked anything but basic.

Bling Is In

The red carpet glittered with gowns this year. LeAnn Rimes, Miranda Lambert and Kim Kardashian all rocked the Grammy awards in shimmering ensembles. LeAnn dazzled in a glittering gold Reem Acra gown, Miranda rocked her one-shouldered gunmetal Edition by Georges Chakra gown and Kim got slinky in her gold Kaufman Franco. Which look is your favorite?

Lady Incubator

Incubating herself at the Grammy awards, Lady Gaga made quite the entrance. The giant egg contraption raised eyebrows on the red carpet, but sources say it will coincide with the Lady's performance of her new single, Born This Way. My opinion: the shock factor wore off ages ago.

Justin 2.0

Every generation has a golden couple. Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were my generation's infamous duo. From their supposed celibacy to their enviable blonde locks, everyone wanted a piece of the action. They've both moved on - complete with cheating rumors, breakdowns and infamous head shavings - but it seems that a new Justin has stepped into the Timberlake's shows.

The golden couple du jour is Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. The sickly sweet duo have been spotted all over Tinsletown together, and from the looks of it, their relationship keeps getting hotter. Despite their mega stardom, these lovebirds seem more down to earth than their predecessors. Think they'll last?

Feb 12, 2011

Sports Wives

My boyfriend finally found something useful for me on his beloved website, The Score. Take a look at this video featuring the top five famous sports WAGS. What's a WAG? I'm still trying to figure it out.

Lindsay for Israel

Taking the focus her own troubles, Lindsay Lohan is dedicating her tweets to the situation in Egypt. "Congratulations to the people of Egypt," Lindsay tweeted after news broke that President Mubarak stepped down. "Your voices were heard and you proved that peaceful demonstrations are possible and effective."

Lindsay then went on to tweet about Israel. "And I pray Egypt maintains it's [SIC] treaty with Israel and sets the trend for its neighbors to create peace with Israel and the entire region." Who knew the 24-year-old was such a strong Israel supporter?


Following in the footsteps of her onscreen alter ego Donna Martin, Tori Spelling is set to open her own clothing store. Just like her Beverly Hills 90210 character's boutique Now Wear This, InvenTORI will sell antiques and products for children and pets. The store is set to open in Sherman Oaks, California on Monday. Will you check out Tori's finds next time you're in LA?

Feb 10, 2011

On The Mark

Television darling Mark Indelicato made a fashionable appearance at the Duckie Brown show during New York Fashion Week. The too-cool-for-school worked his fur trimmed jacket, tight slacks and man purse - a daring look that deserves kudos from the fashion crowd. Now, if only Mark could reappear on my Thursday night line up...

Dance Till Your Dead

The much hyped post-Super Bowl Glee did not disappoint. Look how elaborate the Thriller scene is. Has anyone pre-booked the cast for next year's actual Super Bowl halftime show? Now that would be a sports show I would tune into.

Feb 9, 2011

Lindsay "Trouble" Lohan

Fresh out of consecutive stints in jail and rehab, Lindsay Lohan is in trouble with the law yet again. Lindsay pleaded not guilty to a felony count of grand theft stemming from accusations that she stole a $2,500 necklace while on probation from her 2007 DUI cases.

The defense strategies are already flying. Lindsay's lawyer argued that her client left the store with the jewelery after mistakenly thinking it was on loan. Mother Dina Lohan, however, said, "My daughter has more jewelry than that jewelry store. It's ridiculous." I somehow doubt that defense will fly with the judge who already warned Lindsay, "don't push your luck."

The judge let her out on $40,000 bail, which was promptly paid by her lawyer, but she's due back in court on February 23. If convicted, Lindsay can face a maximum three years in prison. What do you think will happen?

Till Divorce Do Us Part

It seems like divorce runs rampant in the Simpson family. Following in the footsteps of older sister Jessica, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz filed for divorce from her husband of three years, Pete Wentz. The parents of two-year-old Bronx Mowgli are said to be drama-free, and seemingly fell out of love. Ashlee is petitioning the court to drop the "Wentz" from her name and for joint legal custody and primary physical custody of Bronx. All I want to know is who will get custody of their hairdresser?

Bieber Fever

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Hollywood's been infected with Bieber Fever! The who's who of Tinseltown were out in full force last night to celebrate the premiere of Justin Bieber's new film, Never Say Never.

 Justin and rumored squeeze Selena Gomez may have walked the purple carpet separately, but their color-coordinated outfits prove there's something special going on. 

 It was girls night out for the teen crowd. Miley Cyrus brought sister Noah (not pictured) while Kendall and Kylie Jenner walked the purple carpet in their Louboutins.

 Rounding out the celebrities on the purple carpet? Justin's mentor, Usher, and The City alum Whitney Port.

Carrie Bradshaw 2.0

According to rumors, Blake Lively was first in line to fill Sarah Jessica Parker's Manolos in Sex and the City. X17 originally reported that Blake was approached to play the younger Carrie Bradshaw in the prequels, The Carrie Diaries and Summer in the City. Blake's rep shot down the rumor, saying "there is no truth to it," but I think it would be the ultimate casting choice. Do you want to see Blake play the young fashionista?

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