It’s been four months and we’re still aching over the tragic death of Amy Winehouse. But today the pain of her loss is lessened slightly with the release of two new products that celebrate what made her a legend: her music and her style. The posthumous collection Lioness: Hidden Treasures hit shelves and speakers today, and the final designs from her fashion collaboration with Fred Perry were officially released. The 14 styles were unveiled today on the clothing company’s website as part of the Spring 2012 collection. The selections included shirts, skirts and handbags, all heavily soaked in her trademark retro vibe.
“Referencing Amy’s love of ’50s Americana and art deco Miami, the collection features an exclusive print scattered with Cadillacs, jukeboxes and cats-eye sunglasses in a palette of pink mist, pale blue and black,” the site explains. They definitely borrowed liberally from the singer’s everyday dress. In fact, we’ve seen her out and about in most of these looks for years! And most important, they’re still as hot as ever. Back to Black is the new black, you guys! Check out the gallery below to see how the collection compares with the star herself.
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Well this could get awkward. After years of watching films and television specials where lovers get married, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s children are starting to wonder why their parents haven’t also tied the knot. Obviously they’re too young to understand the complexities of pre-nups. “They have asked, because people get married in the movies,” Angelina says in her Nightline interview, which is set to air tonight. “Shrek and Fiona are married, you know?” We guess the “living together” phase was glossed over in the Shrek franchise. Luckily mother Angie knew just how to defuse what could be a tricky discussion topic. “We’ve explained to them that our commitment, when we decided to start a family, was the greatest commitment you could possibly have,” she says. “Once you have six children, you’re committed.”
In other Brangelina Brood news, the kids are now proud owners of an anti-jet lag device. The future is now, you guys! Brad and Angelina shelled out for the gizmo to help their kids sleep despite their constant travels through time zone. The machine consists of a lighting apparatus that helps your body adjust to the time changes. The technology had previously only been available on private jets and extremely high end first class cabins, but obviously the power duo pulled some strings. Let’s see Shrek and Fiona do that!
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This has got to be the best day of Nicki Minaj’s life. Why? Because the Pink Friday rapper has been immortalized as a genuine Barbie doll! Mattel produced a one-of-a-kind Nicki doll to be auctioned off next Wednesday at the Divine Design Gala in Los Angeles. The proceeds from the auction will go to Project Angel Food, which provides food to people suffering from HIV and AIDS. The toy would definitely make a pretty cool Christmas gift … except for the fact that bidding starts at $1000. Maybe next year, guys. Past plastic honorees include Carol Channing, Rachel Zoe and Janet Jackson.
Nicki posted a picture of the doll on her Twitter today, with the slightly un-Barbie caption “It’s BARBIE bbiiiiiiiirrrrrrch!!!!” The union between the toy maker and the pink-hued singer is a natural match, as Nicki has mucho Barbie bling in her expansive wardrobe repertoire and has given numerous shout-outs to the doll in her verses. Plus, have you SEEN her car!? “Barbie is obviously a pop culture icon,” Mattel spokeswoman Stefani Yocky told Billboard. “She’s been in the spotlight for over 50 years, and strikes that chord with girls of all ages in terms of being representative of the times. And Nicki is a big part of pop culture and also huge within the fashion industry, as well as a big Barbie fan.” No official word yet on whether or not the Nicki doll will be considered for mass production, but TMZ is reporting that it might be a reality, and that she’ll be joined in the doll house by Katy Perry, too!
Check out the gallery below for more celebs who’ve got the Barbie treatment.
We can’t believe it. We just can’t believe it. Britney Spears, the perpetual teen sensation, the girl burned into our brains as that sassy school girl who lit up TRL back in the day, the one who belted “Not a Girl Not Yet a Woman” is now very much a woman! That’s right, our beloved Britney turns the big 3-0 today. And she has packed enough into those three decades to last most people a lifetime. The iconic videos, the Mousketeers, the VMAs, the movies and of course the head-shaving; Britney has done it all, and in the process came to define pop culture for a generation. But let’s not forget all of the fabulous outfits she wore along the way! Sure she’s worn a few duds every now and again. But doesn’t everybody? So to celebrity Brit’s 30th birthday, we’ve compiled her 30 hottest, steamiest, sexiest looks of all time! Enjoy!
The British invaded L.A.’s Beverly Hilton last night for the 2011 Britannia Awards! The event was held by the BAFTA organization’s Los Angeles chapter, and featured familiar faces like Helena Bonham Carter, Helen Mirren, and Felicity Jones. The Americans were well represented too, with the likes of Robert Downey Jr, Robin Williams and Ben Stiller in attendance. Ben was honored with an award for Excellence In Comedy, which he accepted with (we hope!) a sense of humor. “It’s important to get and give awards and to strive to win awards,” he joked with ET. “I feel as long as people are giving awards or getting awards, for human interaction, it just helps people.”
The Britannia Awards are seen as the low-key anti-Oscars, focusing more on artistic staying power and less on box office receipts and buzz. “It’s all about people who have contributed things over their careers,” explained host Alan Cumming, “so it’s less faddy and markety and less current, and more about celebrating these people for what they’ve done over their entire lives.” Helena Bonham Carter was also honored for her body of work, as was screen legend Warren Beatty and director John Lasseter. Check out more in the gallery below!
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Beauty is pain, as the old saying goes. But that doesn’t seem to be the case for Lady Gaga! During her interview with Elle Magazine, Mama Monster revealed a beauty tip that would make Popeye blush. Her secret to perfect skin is “orgasms and spinach.” Ahh, spinach and sex, the ol’ Double S’s. We should have known!
Wanna look like a star? Maybe not, after hearing the weird ways many celebs maintain their fab features. It ain’t all salad and sexy time , that’s for sure. Check out the gallery below for bizarre beauty secrets of the rich and famous. Trust us, you’ll never look at these stars in quite the same way again!
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We all remember where we were that fateful day in September when Ali Lohan stepped out with her new face. But despite the drastic and undeniable transformation, those close to 17-year-old claim that the change was all natural. Her agents at Next Model Management attributed the new look to “a growth spurt”. Hmmm, do lips and cheek bones go through growth spurts, too?
But now Ali herself is opening up about the controversy, insisting that she never got near the knife. “It’s stupid,” she told the New York Post‘s Page Six Magazine. “I don’t listen to it. It’s absolutely not true. I was cracking up. Because, like, when would I do that? I’m 17 years old,” For a start, she claims that her mother, Dina, would never allow such a thing. “I would need my mother’s signature, and do you think my mom would ever sign off on that? No!” (Wait, is this the same mother that goes out partying with her fresh-out-of-rehab daughter, Lindsay?)
But it’s got to be rough trying to make it as a young model in Hollywood, with temptations at every turn. In fact, the littlest Lohan admits to being offered drugs on occasion. But luckily she remembers her D.A.R.E. training … and her big sister. “I just say no,” she says. “I’m lucky enough that I had my sister to learn from. I’ve seen people do it to her, so I’ve learned to be like, ‘That’s stupid, no.’ ” That’s really awesome Lindsay taught her that! But let’s hope Lilo didn’t teach her about lying, too.
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Recent birthday girl and alleged pothead Miley Cyrus is making headlines once again today for her controversial behavior, but this time it’s political. The former Disney star is adding her voice to Occupy Wall Street protests by releasing a music video consisting entirely of footage from the world wide demonstrations. She posted the clip for the 2010 song “Liberty Walk” to her YouTube account, dedicating it to “the thousands of people who are standing up for what they believe in…” This move has upset her more conservative fans, or more appropriately, the more conservative parents of her fans.”Miley Cyrus is now banned from my house along with 30 other entertainment political wannabes,” one furious father commented on her channel.
Is the clip really so inflammatory? Miley might be promoting revolution, but weren’t people like George Washington considered revolutionary in their day? Do conservatives have a problem with our founding fathers!? Well we won’t stand for it! We got your back, Miley! In fact, she may be the best friend freedom has ever had. Although it may take a couple of listens to fully digest her lyrics, you can soon see that Miley is obviously following in the footsteps of great freedom fighters of the past.
For example, Abraham Lincoln once said that “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”
Miley echoed this sentiment with a defiant:
“Don’t stop, keep on walkin’ it.
Don’t stop, keep on talkin’ s–t”
Cruise under the jump to see the now-infamous video, and more of our in-depth analysis!
Angelina Jolie is sorry for your loss. The 36-year old actress appeared on 60 Minutes over the weekend and admitted that she was considering a career as a funeral director. That is, if her acting career didn’t take off. Not exactly every little girl’s dream. No one could ever accuse of Angie of being a little Miss Sunshine, but this is darker than we expected!
“It sounds like this very strange, eccentric, dark thing to do, but in fact I lost my grandfather and was very upset with his funeral,” she told interviewer Bob Simon. “How somebody passes and how family deals with this passing and what death is should be addressed in a different way. If this whole acting thing didn’t work out that was going to be my path.”
Thankfully the “the whole acting thing” did work out. But it’s never too late to follow your dreams, Angelina! Career changes happen all the time. Check out the gallery below some other jobs we could totally see her doing!
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We’re going to take a break from commenting on Ben Affleck’s new Justin-Bieber-as-a-mountain-man look for a little bit so we can reflect on what appears to be a new tattoo. Or at least it’s new to us. The actor flashed the ink as he took his daughters Violet and Seraphina to lunch in LA over the weekend, and to be honest we’re still trying to figure out what the hell it’s supposed to be. People keep insisting that the tat is a picture of a dolphin, but we’re not so convinced. It looks more to us like it could be one of the following:
1. The fabled Loch Ness Monster.
2. A tribute to the film Free Willy.
3. McDonald-Land character Grimace, after being run over with a steam roller.
4. A shaggy mop-top toupee.
Any suggestions, guys? But regardless of whatever it happens to be, Ben has officially joined our list of the goofiest celebrity tattoos. Check out the rest of the entries in the gallery below!
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