It’s hard to believe that Whitney Houston made her acting debut 20 years ago today in the classic film The Bodyguard! The multi-platinum diva showed off her killer acting chops along side Kevin Costner, and the heat between the pair made the flick the second highest grossing movie of 1992. Plus, the soundtrack also went on to become the greatest selling soundtrack album of all time (in your face, Grease)!
And we also imagine it’s Heidi Klum’s favorite movie. In case you haven’t heard, the 39 year old modeling legend is currently romantically involved with her bodyguard, Martin Kristen. But she’s by no means the only celebrity who took The Bodyguard as a how-to-guide for relationship success. We’re guessing that stars like Britney Spears and Scarlett Johansson were also big fans. Head on down to the gallery below to see more actresses who’ve (allegedly) had a fling with their hired help. Enjoy!
No. Not never. We reject claims that Taylor Swift was recently spotted following One Direction‘s Harry Styles like a “puppy dog” at his X Factor rehearsal last week. The woman is a millionaire who plays sold-out shows every night of her life. She’s the world’s most famous pseduo-cougar (22 and 18 ain’t nothing but two numbers), and as such, the last thing Taylor Swift would do is trail around some brand new boyfriend like a pet. (Unless of course she was scrutinizing him for specific details with which to write another smash album, which we all know a puppy dog would not be able to do. Their little paws just aren’t built to hold a guitar pick or pen. We’ve tried. We’ve all tried.)
Sorry if we’re just a little testy about descriptions of TSwift’s new relationship. Obviously we’re just defensive of our girl. “They lit up when they saw each other,” a source told Us Weekly today, before claiming Taylor “was a puppy dog” on-set. People, come on! If Taylor hosted a plane full of reporters like Rihanna did, each of them would get a hand-selected gift basket and a short song composed about their most flattering physical or emotional feature…every night. So how about treating Tay with the boss lady respect she deserves and not comparing her to a tiny dog? Thank god turkey and cranberry sauce counteracts celebrity gossip-induced ulcers, or so help us…
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If there is one teeny, tiny bright spot to the recent heroin overdose of Jon Bon Jovi‘s daughter Stephanie, it’s that at least she has Jon Bon Jovi for a dad. The man seems way, way, way more down-to-earth and normal than he has any right being. “What I do for a living seems glitzy and glamorous but if you don’t take it too seriously it’s a great way to make a living,” Bon Jovi told L.A. Fox 11′s Courtney Fiel when asked about last week’s incident. “And then life goes on. Things happen.” See? That is a textbook Good Dad Response to a horrible crisis. Could…could Bon Jovi possibly write an actual textbook? It’s too late for the holiday season, but maybe for a summer read…?
As you might recall, Stephanie was arrested following her alleged overdose in a dorm at Hamilton College; the charges were later dropped after it was found that Stephanie had less than 8 ounces of heroin in her possession. Drug charges were also dropped against fellow student Ian Grant. Concludes Bon Jovi, “This tragedy was something that I had to face too so we’ll get through it. And people’s warm wishes for my family and I have been really reassuring. So we’re good.” Aaaaaand we are tearing up at a Jon Bon Jovi interview. We know Thanksgiving is going to be super awkward this yeah, Stef, but we think you are in the best possible hands.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy have been dating since May, but after an uptick in their public appearances (and PDA) of late, it seems like the world is still coming to terms with whether this couple is creepy, cute or just plain odd. But if we keep harping on the age difference between the 25-year-old actress-turned-fashion mogul and her 42-year-old businessman BF, we’re missing something else in this story: French guys are the hottest new accessory for Hollywood ladies. First we saw Halle Berry and her delicious actor fiance Olivier Martinez. Then Aussie beauty Melissa George, after her split from Russell Simmons, hooked up with French millionaire Jean-David Blanc and was recently spotted shopping for wedding dresses.
Hilary Swank took up with French real estate broker Laurent Fleury this fall, and already they’re said to be sharing his apartment in Paris when they’re not going for romantic walks in Venice Beach. And just this week, Scarlett Johansson was spotted in New York with Romain Dauriac, the former editor of French art magazine Clark, whom she may have met through her tattoo artist.
We have no way of knowing if all these French paramours share anything in common besides incredibly sexy accents (and possibly bank accounts large enough to keep up with these successful ladies), but it’s nice to know the only ones who’ve dreamed of being swept off our feet by a barely shaved, impossibly masculine guy who also knows how to order wine and make us feel like a princess. Not to buy into stereotypes or anything.
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One of the reasons we adore Emma Stone so much is how very real she seems most of the time — sure she’s stunning and hilarious, but she also acts like a normal girl who just happens to be really good at a thing that made her famous. So, if it turns out that this totally random, unsourced rumor from Radar Online about her having made a sex tape before she was famous turns out to be true, that would kind of just be further proof that she was once young and foolish like the rest of us. “She made it long before she started dating Andrew Garfield, and before she really became a household name. She was just young and probably thought nothing would ever come of it,” an unnamed person told the gossip site, adding the tape is still in the hands of the person who made it but might not necessarily stay that way.
If the tape stays private, this is totally the kind of rumor you can make up and never have to prove, so we don’t really believe it at the moment. And if it does turn out to be real, we hope it never sees the light of day. We like how open and sunny Emma is in her interviews and public appearances, and we don’t want any gross violations of her privacy making her start to shy away from that. Basically, we like the idea of her sometimes making mistakes, but that doesn’t mean we want them all out there for public consumption.
What do you guys think?
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It’s been a hectic couple of days (years) for Lindsay Lohan, so we totally understand why she looked a little nervous and fidgety as she sat down with Jay Leno yesterday for The Tonight Show. She seemed to be channeling all her worry — over her probation being revoked, how people would receive her big role in Lifetime’s Liz & Dick this weekend, the latest family drama — into fussing over her dress, which is the one thing that shouldn’t have bothered her, since sheer paneling was preventing those interesting arm straps from giving way. Her hair color was actually what bothered us most about her look on the show — she needs to protect that kind of red from the sun or something. But actually, what impressed us most about this appearance was how skillfully Leno took the interview to an awkward place and then backed down.
“You canceled Barbara Walters, and Barbara looked a little bit upset, so what happened there?” Jay asked, addressing the elephant in the room, that 20/20, not Tonight, was supposed to be Lindsay’s big sit-down of the week. “It’s just the timing wasn’t right, right now,” Lindsay explained vaguely, while messing with her hair and straps. Read more…
Hearing that Kevin Clash has resigned from Sesame Street following a lawsuit from a second accuser, this one a man in his 30s alleging the Elmo puppeteer had a relationship with him while he was underaged, was bad enough. Then we realized Clash was also the voice of Baby from the sitcom Dinosaurs and Splinter in the TMNT movies. Three things we loved as children…sullied. Of course, Clash’s crisis isn’t the first time a kids’ TV show has become embroiled in a scandal. In fact, it’s not even the first time Sesame Street has!
When Kevin Clash settled a lawsuit with the first man who said he had sex with him when he was just 16 years old and later recanted the accusation, we really wanted that to be the last we heard about Elmo’s rumored sex life. Unfortunately, no. Now a second man, now in his 30s, is suing the Sesame Street puppeteer for $5 million, according to TMZ, saying Clash had a sexual relationship with him in 1993, when he was 15. In the wake of this new lawsuit, Clash has turned his hiatus from Sesame Street into a full-on resignation.
“Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding Kevin’s personal life has become a distraction that none of us want, and he has concluded that he can no longer be effective in his job and has resigned from Sesame Street. This is a sad day for Sesame Street,” Sesame Workshop told TMZ.
The second man, Cecil Singleton, alleges that Clash met him on a phone sex line nearly 20 years ago and took him out to dinner and gave him money to earn his trust. Singleton says in the suit that he didn’t come forward until now because he was not “aware that he had suffered adverse psychological and emotional effects from Kevin Clash’s sexual acts and conduct until 2012.”
Sheldon Stephens, the first man to accuse Clash of having sex with him when he was 16, told lawers yesterday that he regretted the six-figure settlement because he did not want to recant his statement.
Clash has been the man behind Elmo since the ’80s. He also voiced Baby in the ’90s sitcom Dinosaurs and Splinter in the live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies.
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Like the changing of the seasons, the slow creep of the tides, the tick of nature’s eternal clock, so to must Lindsay Lohan‘s probation be revoked as part of the universe’s unending dance through time. In case you were still pondering the question “Will Lindsay Lohan’s fender bender land her back in jail?,” the answer is allegedly a resounding yes. TMZ had originally claimed the Santa Monica City Attorney would file charges against Lilo for falsely claiming her assistant Gavin had been driving when her Porsche slammed into a truck this summer. Now the site reports that, uh, well, that is actually happening right now. Allegedly. TMZ claims that L.A. County Superior Court Judge Jane Godfrey will allegedly revoke Lohan’s probation and set a full hearing for a later date. This is all too depressing. We can’t even enjoy fantasizing about the couture pantsuit we know Lindsay will bust out for the occasion.
In case you lost tract of why Lindsay Lohan was even on probation to behind with and why this is still going on, the answers to those two questions are “That time Lindsay stole that jewelry for no perceivable reason” and “God only knows, our friend. God only knows.” As far as we can tell…it’s just the way of the world.
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Oh Jennifer Lawrence. We hope you were just being insane in your new Daily Beast interview, and not preternaturally self-aware like you almost always are. In her new interview, the Silver Linings Playbook actress talked to the site about the onslaught of professional success she’s had over the past couple years. “It’s so weird for a 22-year-old to say it. I do feel like the reason I was put on this Earth is to be a mother, which is why it’s funny for me to end up with such an overwhelming career,” she muses. “Ever since I was a baby, I was always playing house.” Oh, but can’t you have both, girl? We suggest you just print money until you’re 30, then quit Hollywood when you’re a millionaire. Then you can chill out on your sprawling Montana compound with your kids, watching Reba DVDs and eating eggplant parm until your pajama jeans explode at the seams. That’s what’s on our vision board at least!
Jennifer’s desire to live a creatively fulfilling yet paparazzi-free existence was so strong, she actually considered turning down The Hunger Games. Until her mom pointed out how absurd she was being, of course. “I had chosen my path. I was going to be the indie actor. I was going to drive my kids in a minivan and have a normal life,” Jennifer explains. “I knew if I said yes to this, it would change my life. I wasn’t sure if I was ready.” Oh god…that sounds so self-aware. If Academy Award-nominated 22-year-olds are worried about having it all, what should the rest of us do? Panic? Well, too late, that’s what we’re going with.
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