Bangs have been a thing since time immemorial (didn’t Ludvig von Beethoven have them?). Their popularity is no mystery! Bangs serve so many purposes. They can mask a super-big forehead, a weird hairline, or unplucked brows. They’re versatile, and can work with every hair texture. And in the ’80s, they even managed to defy gravity. Remember the teased-and-sprayed Croissant Bang? Classic.
Lifetime aired its buzzed-about biopic on the late Brittany Murphy — aptly titled The Brittany Murphy Story — Saturday night. Controversy reached a fever pitch last week when Murphy’s father Angelo Bertolotti told Examiner he is “outraged” by the “hideous, unauthorized, and completely untrue” film. However, after watching the movie, he isn’t too far off-base.
How has it only been three years since Brittany Murphy passed away? It seems like it’s been forever, which is why we were shocked to hear that her final film, “suspense thriller” Something Wicked, is currently looking for a distributor. We hope the movie gets picked up, because we’d love to watch the Clueless star onscreen on last time. How can we not, when she gave us some truly great performances?
For most of us, Alicia Silverstone defined 90s style. Or rather, her fabulous character Cher from the classic Clueless did! The plaid skirts, the berets, those sunglasses…everything about it makes us want to throw on some acid washed jeans, pound a Surge, jump into our Volkswagon New Beetle and blare “Steal My Sunshine” as loud as we can. People did that stuff, right? Was that just us? That’s what was so great about the 90s: It was a lawless time when you could totally do your own thing, like wearing white bell bottoms and a cowboy hat, a leather jump suit, or a leopard print see-through blouse. It didn’t matter!
And trust us, Alicia did all of those things. We’ve got the proof in the gallery below! The lovely Ms. Silverstone turns 36 today, and spends much of her time with her boy Bear Blu, and feeding him like a momma bird by spitting chewed food into his mouth. There’s a sentence we never thought we’d write! But she’s never far from her movie past. She has a recurring role on Suburgatory as the love interest of her former Clueless costar Jeremy Sisto! The universe wants them together, you guys!
In honor of Alicia’s big day, we’ve assembled her 20 most awesomely crazy looks from that fashion free-for-all that we call the 90s. Enjoy!
So. There we were, eating lunch at our desk and minding our own business, when we came across this video of Alicia Silverstone feeding her child by spitting chewed up food into his mouth. And suddenly we weren’t so hungry anymore The actress posted a clip to her blog depicting herself feeding her 10 month-old son Bear Blu like a momma bird. “It’s his favorite…and mine” she says of the unusual eating method. “He literally crawls across the room to attack my mouth if I’m eating.” We can’t even begin to imagine what Cher Horowitz would say! Alicia is reportedly a strict vegan, and is raising her boy in the same fashion. Does that have something to do with all this? We have no idea, and we’re probably going to keep wondering for quite some time!
It was announced back in December that Alicia Silverstone would be guest-starring on Suburgatory for four episodes this spring, playing a love interest for George, played by none other than her Clueless co-star Jeremy Sisto. For some reason, people just started getting excited about the reunion of Cher and Elton this week. We’re guessing that like us, people are just catching up on the excellent ABC comedy that comes close to rivaling Awkward. as one of our fave teen shows on the air right now (don’t worry, Vampire Diaries, you are a category of your own). Anyway, in the interest of fantasy casting on a quiet, pre-Oscar Friday, we decided to dream up ways to bring other alums from the 1995 classic to Chatswin. (We assume Brittany Murphy would hover over all proceedings as a well-meaning suburban angel. RIP with the homies, Tai.)
[Photos: Paramount Pictures, ABC]
We’ve harbored lusty feelings for Paul Rudd ever since he wooed us as nerdy, moody, Rock the Vote-y Josh in Clueless, AKA the best thing birthed by the 90s besides the original Real World cast. Rudd met up with his Clueless co-star, Alicia Silverstone, at the NYC Our Idiot Brother premiere last night and damn, have they aged well. Or rather, not at all. Look at these two! Just stunning, we say, and yes — still cute. Is it possible Paul’s a vegan too and vegetable juice is a magical elixir?