Thursday, April 27, 2006

Beauty Is Only Spin Deep

In a shocking attempt to to appear cutting edge and indie, People magazine has gone against the grain and named Angelina Jolie as one of the World's Most Beautiful People placing her on the cover of their annual issue:


"She looks the most beautiful when she's in the field -- natural, no makeup, nothing," says Wyclef Jean of the actress-activist, 30. Indeed, her beauty needs are decidedly practical: a dusting of powder, a few strokes of mascara, a dab of Vaseline on her world-famous lips and - voilĂ ! - she's ready to meet the president of Pakistan. Never before have I seen a magazine go out on a limb like this to buck tradition and choose an underdog for the cover of a magazine devoted to the World's Most Beautiful People. Kudos to People magazine for taking such risks. [Source]

If you are interested in seeing who else made the cut of the World's Most Beautiful (among them -- Jessica Alba, Eva Longoria, Brandon Routh and Naveen Andrews) then you can click HERE for some of People's photos. Oh and if you're interested in learning Ryan Seacrest's manicure techniques you can click HERE. Incidentally, he still contends that he is not gay.

US Weekly threw themselves a little Hot Hollywood Awards party last night in LA ...


... which of course attracted the hottest Hollywood "It" Girls around ... [Source]

... and Kimberly Stewart:


... who obviously only got in because someone forgot to lock the door. [Source]

Michelle Rodriguez, who chose to serve a 5-day jail sentence rather than serve 240 hours of community service, donned a fetching white ensemble as she turned herself in to the authorities so that she could begin serving her jail sentence:


"Lost" actress Michelle Rodriguez pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a single count of driving under the influence, choosing to pay a $500 fine and spend five days in jail rather than do 240 hours of community service ... On Tuesday, a judge gave Rodriguez the option of jail time or community service. She was to surrender to authorities at Kaneohe District Court later in the day. Rodriguez' lawyer contends that she chose jail over community service because it would be too hard for her to complete her community service because of the throngs of fans that would be harassing her for photos and autographs. This is an argument that I completely understand. [Source, Source, thanks Meghan]

Jennifer Love Hewitt seems hellbent on destroying what little career she has left. She dodged a bullet by signing on to star in the CBS spooky-drama The Ghost Whisperer (which, so far, has been a minor Friday night hit for CBS) but hasn't learned her lesson. J. Love is sportin' a new look these days ... a new horrrrrrible look:


What the hell ... does she think that merely by looking like Katie Couric that she'll be able to command a Katie Couric-sized salary? It's so gross! If she did this to herself for a movie role then she better be gettin' paid an insane amount of money. It'd be so sad if her hot new boyfriend dumped her over this terrible misstep. [Source, Source]

Wee! Here are more pictures of Kylie Minogue out and about in NYC:


She's still lookin' fab as ever. I wonder how long Miss Kylie will be staying in the Big Apple? [Source]

Ouch! Alicia Silverstone is lookin' pret-ty bad in these pictures:


Granted, she was on her way from yoga class and prolly didn't expect to be seen out in public lookin' a fright. It's cool babe, I still loves ya! [Source]

Mischa Barton and Nicole Richie are spending so much time together that I have decided to dub them Mischie (which is a terrible name, I'll admit, but serves my purposes -- so there) ... mainly because they make such a cute couple:


As opposed to Mischco ... who do NOT make a cute couple at all. Mischa has great taste in friends and in pets (Ziggy is the cutest.dog.ever) ... but has no taste in men at whatsoever. [Source, thanks McKenzie]

Ashley Olsen appears to be attempting to start a new trend ... if she has her way, expect to see skinny little waifs wearing thick, rubber galoshes all thru the coming summer months:


If these horrid things start showing up on the shelves of Jimmy Choo I'm gonna hafta sue somebody! [Source]

Gwen Stefani is a beautiful woman who is fond of expressing her unique sense of style and fashion in the most interesting ways ...


... and I actually think she looks great in this golden outfit, altho the flowy sari-lookin' things are a bit much sometimes. I'd like to see her wearing more things from the Harajuku-Maternity line. [Source]

Check out these adorable pictures of David Boreanaz and his cute little family (wife Jamie and son Jaden) as they make their way to a Tony Roma's Famous For Ribs restaurant in LA for dinner:


I like that the little kid is already wearing sweat pants and UGGs boots ... he'll be hanging with the Hollywood "It" Girls in no time. [Source]

In other Buffyverse news, Alexis Denisof (the real-life husband of Allyson Hannigan) joined his wife on the set of How I Met Your Mother playing a guest role as a news anchor:


Allyson and Alexis make such a cute couple. I love it that these two former-Buffyverse actors found love and managed to hang on to it. [Source, Source]

Rachel Bilson is featured in the new issue of In Style magazine looking like quite the virgin maiden all decked out in this beautiful white dress:


And I'm sure that Rachel and boyfriend Adam Brody haven't, you know, like, done anything yet ... they're prolly the most sweet and innocent young Hollywood couple around. [Source]

Ashlee Simpson has been doing a very good job of looking cute these days ... it's been quite a while since she's effed up her hair or anything like that ... check out these pictures of Ashlee from her photoshoot for Bravo magazine:


Ashlee contends that she is sexier than her big sis Jessica Simpson ... while this may not be 100% true, I think it's safe to say that Ash has been giving Jess a run for her money lately. [Source]

Lost hottie Josh Holloway is on the cover of the latest issue of Men's Health magazine:


Oh yes ... he sure looks healthy indeedie. In the beginning, I was not a Sawyer fan on Lost but over time he's really begun to grown on me ... and the fact that he is smokin' hot has absolutely nothing to do with how I feel about his character. Team Sawyer! [Source]

And finally, In Touch magazine will be featuring the lovely ladies from MTV's 8th & Ocean in next week's issue which is due to hit newsstands on May 5th ... here is a sneak preview of the bikini-clad young'ns:


The girls were photographed in South Beach (obvs) at the Versace mansion. I'm not exactly sure if this is a picture of Sabrina or Kelly ... but I really hope it's Sabrina cuz, well, we all know that Kelly sucks. Enjoy! [Source]

El News:
Last night Tracey and I went out on a date of sorts. Ben and Sam agreed to babysit Zakiya so that Tracey and I could go to the movies. We decided we wanted to see an indie film at the Maple Art Theater so we chose Tsotsi:


What a stunning movie. We both thoroughly enjoyed this film (Tracey was even moved to tears at the end ... but it must be known that Tracey cries over Hallmark card commercials -- altho she's not as bad a crier as Sarah is ... but I'm getting off my point so let's get back to it). The story is simple but the characters are what really make this film. The word Tsotsi means "thug" or "gangster" which gives you a hint at what life is like for the main character. In truth, Tsotsi turns out to be merely a victim of circumstance (who's had a very hard life). There are some extremely touching parts of the film ... they're subtle and are mixed in successfully with the brutal realities that are highlighted as well. Tsotsi comes across as a very cold and unlikeable kid but as the movie progresses and as he grows up a bit that coldness melts away. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie.

Tonight I'm hoping to attend a screening of Brick at the Main Art Theater. And that is all ... I have to prepare for my upcoming weekend ... Lates.