Have you ever heard of the Baader-Meinhof effect? Basically it’s a cognitive illusion in which, once you become aware of something, you notice it everywhere. For us, 2012 meant a year of noticing wigs in every single aspect of our lives. From TV shows like Vampire Diaries to movies like Liz & Dick to meat space like celebrities’ heads, we couldn’t blink without seeing yet another wig. Nor did we want to.
For example, did anyone else see The Hobbit? Critics turned up their nose at the film’s length, but no one breathed a word about all the magnificent dwarf wigs. (It’s better this way. It was a delightful surprise.) While we try to figure out how to obtain a braided-beard-attached-to-a-toupee wig like ol’ Bombur, check out the best of the best of 2012′s wigs. Lindsay Lohan…you did us proud. Did we miss any winners? Please tell us. We genuinely want to know!
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The funny part is, Jessica Biel probably paid more than our rent for those boob flaps. We’re not exactly Anna Wintour up in herr, which is why we are completely simpatico with Helen Mirren‘s apparent confusion with her coworker’s frock at the Hitchock premiere? Are this avante garde armpit wings? Are they side boob wind shields? Nipple blinders? Unlike Helen Mirren, we could never just run up and grab Jessica Biel’s chesticles like that, but hey. That’s why some people would give their left nipple blinder to meet Helen Mirren. She just has a certain way about her. She could probably give Alfred Hitchcock himself a purple nurple and the famed director would just chuckle bemusedly. We guess it’s far too late to include a moment like that in the film, right?
Flaps aside, both gorgeous leading ladies looked stunning on the new biopic’s premiere red carpet last night. At least Jessica’s Gucci dress also had a elegant low-cut back to distract the eye. We hate to see her go, but we love to watch her leave! Because once Jessica leaves, we won’t be filled with the overwhelming urge to grab those flaps. Seriously, what are they? Haute Couture by Always With Wings?
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It’s kind of hard not to stare at this V cover of Scarlett Johansson. We’ve already marveled at the photographs of her as Janet Leigh in Hitchcock, which is based on the making of Psycho. Having said that, you now know exactly what the cover photograph is about, as it’s so clearly a take on Psycho‘s legendary shower scene. She looks feral and gorgeous and scary all at once making this one of the most arresting covers we’ve seen on the magazine yet. This is also reminiscent of the W magazine goth cover Scarlett did, which was extreme in a similar way. Looks like magazines with initials agree with her! Of filming the actual scene, the actress said, “We only had the luxury to shoot the scene for a day, and everybody was feeling very nervous because it involved water and nobody wants the actor to get wet. They were concerned with modesty and all these things – but I don’t care about any of that stuff and Janet Leigh never did either.” Yeah, we have a feeling plenty of people would be just fine with Scarlett showing up to work and jumping into a shower.
It’s also been interesting to see her without the makeup on in this photo published by Celebuzz of Scarlett’s new tattoo. It’s a horseshoe with the words “Lucky You” inked on her right ribacage. As in, lucky you to see Scarlett’s ribcage? She got it while visiting Paris a week ago, and it was done by the French tattoo artist Fuzi Uvtpk. What do you think of it? It feels a little … country to us, but hey, is she’s happy, we are too.
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If only Liz & Dick weren’t a TV movie! We would love to see Lindsay Lohan‘s Liz Taylor wig face off against Scarlett Johansson‘s Janet Leigh wig in the soon-to-be-released Hitchcock movie. Yeah, we know Lindsay’s wig is obviously going to win the Best Wig Emmy next year, but it’s just not the same. The Best Wig Oscar is the career changer, and everyone knows it! Wait…what? There’s no such thing as a Best Wig Oscar? But why…why even have the Oscars then? Are we the only ones who understand the importance of hairpieces when it comes to making a historically accurate film? Has the whole world gone insane?
We’re going to have to talk to the Academy about this, because everyone from Helen Mirren as Hitchcock’s wife Alma to the eerily-accurate Jessica Biel as actress Vera Miles are bringing some hairpiece realness to the upcoming biopic of the famed director. Don’t worry, though; this won’t be one of those Titanic situations where one film just sweeps the Oscars. There are so many wigs that could still win in the end! All those wet, raggedy wigs in Les Miz, Lincoln’s presidential wig, etc…
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