Welcome to Red Carpet Report Card, where the stars are put to the test on their red carpet fashion choices. In today’s episode, Scandalist‘s Fashion 101 teacher Libby Keatinge grades Penelope Cruz on her red carpet style. Will Penelope pass with flying colors or will Ms. Keatinge hand out a failing grade?
Which is better: to be nominated for Oscars year after year and never win like Kate Winslet, or to win once like Halle Berry and spend the rest of your life making crap like Gothika? For a variety of reasons, from the lack of good roles for talented actors without star power, to the poor choices of a star gone wild, some Oscar winners and nominees have only tasted Academy love once in their life. Here are ten of our favorite one-hit Oscar wonders.
It was true, then it wasn’t and now it’s true again (apparently). Kate Moss is pregnant and has announced the good news to all her friends, according to the News of the World. The supermodel was out for a “celebratory dinner” at the Ivy restaurant in London earlier this week, and although we wouldn’t normally hone in on a little extra poundage or two, she was sporting a stylish little bump around the middle.
“The supermodel is now past the crucial three-month stage, with the baby believed to be due at the end of August. Kate. 35, is expected to formally announce the pregnancy soon-ending weeks of speculation,” the paper reports.
If reports do turn out to be true and Ms Moss is honestly up the stick, then we bow our heads in wonder and amazement. Truly, she is a superhuman amongst women. After all, who else could party for three solid days straight for their birthday while being in the early stages of pregnancy, being sick as a dog and not able to drink the pain away? She’s a party machine! [Photo: Splash News Online]
And no, it’s not what you’d think. After spending days whooping it up in the UK, winning a BAFTA and trying hook up with a glamor model, it was time for Mickey Rourke to head home. But on checking into Heathrow airport, his suitcase was found to be over the weight limit. Because it contained 77lb of shoes.
“It was really weird and extraordinary to watch… Staff thought at first he must have had his BAFTA in the case. It was freezing cold but he had no socks on and a pair of blue slip-ons with very low heels. And it turned out that he had about 40 pairs of shoes very similar to the ones he was wearing in the case. It’s the sort of thing you’d expect of Victoria Beckham, but not of a tough guy like Mickey Rourke,” a source tells the Sunday Mirror.
When you’ve got a look, you’ve got a look, we guess. But we’d never noticed Mickey’s shoes before. To be honest, once we’d taken in the hair and the face, that was basically enough for us to be getting on with.
A year ago, Lily Allen was sporting a rubbish pink hairdo, getting carried drunk out of awards dos and busied herself with celebrity feuds. Now she’s got a single and album at number one in the UK, she’s looking super-cute and her hair is back to brunette. Thank heavens. But with her trademark honesty, Lily admits all wasn’t rosy in the garden and she did take advantage of some of fame’s less-legal perks.
“So much stuff is written about you and you look at it all with these photographs and you think: ‘Everyone must think I’m a total tw*t.’ I don’t ever think I’m different to anybody else. But suddenly I’m this cartoon of a party girl. If I didn’t know me I’d think I was a tw*t too. So you go out and you get off your head. You get invited to parties and there’s free drink and drugs. Well you do, don’t you? What other 21-year-old wouldn’t do that?” she tells the UK’s Live magazine.
A bit later on, Lily also shrugs off the idea of quitting drugs forever, saying, “You can never say never, just not now.” Whereas most famous people say one thing to the press, then do something totally different in private (until the inevitable tabloid scandal, rehab visit and “I’m out of the dark place now” comeback interview), you’ve got to applaud Lily’s ability to tell it like it is. [Photo: Splash News Online]
If you thought big-bellied M.I.A. looked like her water was about to break during her Grammys performance … you were right. The singer went into early labor hours after taking the stage in a cow-miniskirt costume that brilliantly oozed sex appeal while drawing attention to her most pregnant features. According to a blog entry on M.I.A.’s MySpace page, she had a healthy baby boy on Wednesday. Here’s the full post:
SUNDAY NITE I CA M E HOME FROM THE GRAMMY’S STILL IN THE MOOD TO PARTY , I COUDA EASILY GONE OUT BUT I WENT HOME INSEAD , LUCKY I DID!! COZ MY EARLY STAGE LABOUR KICKED IN AROUND 2 AM .
MY BABY WAS BORN WEDNESDAY , HE IS HEALTHY , FINE , BEAUTIFUL AND THE MOST AMZING THING EVER ON THIS PLANET, OF COURSE IM HIS MUM!!!
ME AND BABY ARE PUTTING OUR TOUR DATES FOR 2010 TOGETHER
AND MAKING MIX TAPES
AND FIGURING OUT A WAY TO BREAK OUT OF THE HOSPITAL !
HOPEFULLY THE WORLD IS BEEN TICKING ALONG AND I AINT MISSED MUCH!
C U SOON ,
AND MY BABY BOY SAYZ HIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
M.I.A. and fiancee Benjamin Bronfman haven’t released the baby’s name yet. We can’t imagine it’ll be as bad as Bronx Mowgli Wentz. Still, we’re on the edge of our seats. … [Photo: Getty Images]
Is there ever a better time to brush up on your smooth moves than February 14th? Take notes while watching the vintage video above.
Valentine’s Day has a fun astrological spin this year. Venus, the planet of love and feminine beauty will be entering the very dude sign of Aries, so that means 2009 is a Sadie Hawkins Valentine’s where girls YOU take the lead this year and choose which beau you want as well as what activity you’ll be doing together. Guys, your job is to ummmm, wait to be asked and make sure you look REAL PERDY! Check out what’s in store for you for Valentine’s Day, and what famous celeb you share your sign with!
Horoscopes are brought to you by celebrity astrologer Brad Kronen.
“I’ve had times when my pants split right down the middle when I bent down to reach a note,” Jessica Simpson confessed to fans at a concert on Thursday in New York City. The singer seems to be taking the silly tabloid-fueled controversy about her weight in stride, but we wanted to know what real people had say about her apparent pound packing. In this episode of Tourist Trap, we tackle that tricky topic – has Jessica’s bod gone bad, or is she just wearing too many terrible pairs of mom jeans? Clip above.
Lindsay Lohan hit girlfriend Samantha Ronson‘s sister Charlotte’s fashion show on Friday while her lady love spun tunes in the DJ booth. Lindsay and Sam got close in the booth before the show. Lindsay then took a front row seat next to a male pal and danced to Samantha’s beats while taking in Charlotte’s new line.
With breakup rumors always swirling and Lindsay appearing to waste away by the minute, no one ever really seems to know what is up with these two. Apparently neither does Samantha’s mom, British socialite Ann Dexter-Jones. “I don’t know. I don’t ask,” Ann tells Scandalist regarding Sam and Lindsay’s reportedly tumultuous relationship.