There’s something about Victoria Beckham‘s boots that makes us sick to our stomach. Where are the f*cking heels!? These Antonio Berardi monstrosities, which she wore to her NYC fragrance launch on Friday, cost £3,300 (about $6000), go all the way up to her upper thing, and would have a five and a half inch heel if one existed. We hope Posh is happy suffering for fashion, because at this rate she’s not going to be able to walk by the time she’s 40. [Photo: Splash News Online]
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Out in Hollywood: Starring Roles Are Rare
THERE’S a bisexual woman in “Bones” and a lesbian couple on “The Goode Family.” “Dirty Sexy Money” features a transsexual and “Brothers & Sisters” a gay marriage. In “Mad Men,” the Emmy-winning drama set in the early ‘60s, there’s Salvatore Romano, a self-loathing homosexual who marries a woman but pines for a male co-worker. Never before have gay story lines been so prominent. Nor have there ever been so many gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters on television – 83 by a recent count frothe Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, not counting reality shows, daytime dramas or gay-oriented cable networks.
And She Is Telling You She Is Just Getting Started
For Jennifer Hudson, an “American Idol” contestant who won an Academy Award, has the moment passed for the singing career she always wanted? “She said, ‘Henry, I want to tell you I’a slow learner, but I will get it,’ ” Mr. Krieger recalled. “I saw the look in her eye, and I believed her. And she did come through, exactly in her way – slowly.”
Suri, Shiloh, Sean Preston, meet the new HBIC – Brooklyn’s own Matilda Ledger. Yes, Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams‘ carefree and adorable two-year old daughter is set to inherit her dad’s $20 million fortune. Apparently the late actor’s will stipulated that his assets be divided amongst his immediate family, but they decided it should go to his daughter instead. The poor tot has already suffered an unimaginable loss at such a young age, but at least she’ll be able to afford therapy and a couple of nice Chanel handbags. Though Michelle seems to be the world’s most awesome mom, so chances are little Matilda will be all adjusted and won’t need to waste that Dark Knight cash on time with a shrink. She can pay for Suri to go instead. [TMZ. Photo: Splash News Online]
Girl, what is your secret to keeping your skin and hair looking so great? Botox? Highlights? Ah – prescription drugs. But of course! Heather Locklear was busted Saturday afternoon (looking dazed but amazing) in Santa Barbara, California, after she drove around all crazy and then stopped on the side of the highway. Cops busted her for a suspicion of a DUI, and while they ruled out alcohol as a factor, they believe she was hopped up on prescription meds. Heather, who spent time in rehab for “anxiety and depression” (yeah, right!) earlier this year, was released Saturday evening.
Heather’s ex, Richie Sambora, was nailed by cops in March for driving drunk with the couple’s ten year old daughter Ava in the car. At least we know that if that poor girl goes all Peaches Geldof on us in a few years, the only people to blame will be her effed up parents. [Booking Photo: Splash News Online]
Scarlett “Great Boobs” Johansson is only 23-years old, but everyone knows she’s way mature because she’s been playing restless married ladies in movies since she was 19. So it’s only natural that she’d buck convention and marry a dude eight years older than her this weekend at a remote spot in the Canadian wilderness! Congratulations! You’re crazy!
You can blame Ryan Reynolds, acting luminary and star of such masterpieces as Van Wilder and Just Friends, for ruining your chances with Woody Allen‘s muse; he jumped on the ScarJo train right after breaking up with former gal pal Alanis Morrisette. We’d give the pair a year, tops, but even that feels generous. [People. [Photo: Splash News Online]
Oscar-winning actor, humanitarian, and entrepreneur Paul Newman lost his battle with lung cancer today as he passed away at the age of 83. He is survived by his five children and wife of 50 years, Joanne Woodward. His daughters had this to say about their dear ol’ dad:
“Our father was a rare symbol of selfless humility, the last to acknowledge what he was doing was special. Intensely private, he quietly succeeded beyond measure in impacting the lives of so many with his generosity.” [Source: AP]
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While the L.A. District Attorney’s Office is debating filing misdemeanor charges against Kanye West for his anti-pap spazzout at LAX two weeks, despite his initial arrest for felony vandalism. Kanye has yet to claim victory on his blog today, let alone provide the explanatory rant he promised the day after his arrest. He has, however, posted pictures of Emily Scott and shared his opinion on Wireless Kitchen Assistants: “I don’t really cook but my kitchens are really cool sooo I need these!!!” So it sounds like he’s pleased.
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People who probably shouldn’t call the police to report that someone is trying to break into their apartment:
- Squatters who illegally changed the locks on the apartment they’re living in.
- Squatters who know that the person trying to “break in” is the apartment complex manager, who can’t figure out why the hell his keys aren’t working for what’s supposed to be an empty apartment.
- Squatters who have more than three pounds of marijuana on them, as well as equipment to grow more.
“Why not,” a pot dealing squatter ignoring knocks on their door might ask? Because a 25-year-old man in Nebraska gave the scenario a try, and was shocked to find himself arrested for trespassing and drug possession. When you’re illegally living in an apartment and growing pot, never forget: a police officer is not your friend.
Celebrity twin babies have been popping out left and right, and now photography buff Brad Pitt is going to capture them all in a book. After shooting his Brangelina brood of six, including twins Knox and Vivienne, for the November cover of W magazine, Papa Pitt was so pleased he decided a book on celebrity twins would be a fabulous next project.
Little people have always been an integral part of the celebrity scene, but recently their roles both on-screen and in the gossip pages have grown (no pun intended), and some are giving the usual Hollywood suspects a run for their money – and their women. Whether it’s Wee Man stealing Verne Troyer‘s 22-year old model girlfriend, mini-Britney Spears Terra Jole looking a billion times hotter (and more coherent) than the star she impersonates, or Peter Dinklage‘s SAG-nominated role in the indie hit The Station Agent, little people are emerging as Hollywood’s big players.
Scandalist has picked 12 of the hottest little people currently causing our hearts to flutter – bring yourself up to date by checking out our gallery. Click on the photos below to jump in.