We’re sometimes under the illusion that motherhood has a calming effect on celebrities, making them less interesting to gossips and paparazzi. And then we remember Britney Spears (and, like, our own mothers). Nope, moms are people too, and that means they are bound to make their kids want to disown them. And the children of celeb moms have it even worse than the rest of us. This weekend gave us so many examples of things that would have made us stomp into our rooms, put on the “Keep Out!” sign and write frantically in our diaries how we would be the first documented case of dying of embarrassment.
1. Jessica Simpson wore this denim, snakeskin-patterned, ruffled tent to her baby shower. And still insists she’s having only one little girl.
2. Kris Jenner posted a photo of herself naked and pregnant with Rob Kardashian on her blog to wish him a happy birthday on Saturday. “Happy 25th birthday to my wonderful, handsome son, Rob!! Rob, you are the best son a mother could ask for and you make me proud every day. I love you so much!!”
Even Twilight fans have to admit that until the second half of Breaking Dawn, Bella’s heroism is mostly about self-sacrifice and getting the vampires and werewolves to fight for her. That’s kind of the fate of the typical fairy-tale princess, too. They’re selfless and determined, sure, but it’s the prince who always whips out his sword (sorry) and saves the day. That’s why we’re thrilled to see the opposite is true of Kristen Stewart’s princess in Snow White and the Huntsman, as far as we can tell from the brand-new trailer that premiered online this morning. Previous trailers showcased Charlize Theron’s pure evil and Chris Hemsworth’s conflicting motives (kill Snow White or stand by her side?), while KStew was a silent figure in the distance. Now, we get up close to the exiled princess, and finally hear her talk. And this looks like one fairy tale where it’s up to the girl to save the day.
“What does she want from me?” Snow White asks an unseen person. Here’s our first sample of Kristen’s English accent, which is neutral enough to fit our standard vision of what fairy-tale characters sound like without being distracting. We hate to see our heroine on her back, but her fierce expression suggests she won’t be prone for long.
Charlize Theron’s new baby Jackson was just announced to the world on Wednesday, but it seems like Theron already has the parenting thing down pat. As for the key to motherhood with her newly adopted 4-month-old son, Charlize gave a shout-out to tightly-wrapped baby blankets on Ryan Seacrest‘s KIIS FM show this morning. “I didn’t think I would be a fan of the swaddling, but the swaddling’s pretty amazing,” the Academy Award-winng actress mused. “It sort of looks a bit like a straightjacket — you’re like, ‘Is this child abuse?’ — but for some reason they just love it.” We’d love it if Charlize Theron swaddled us too! Oh god…did we just type that out loud?
Raved Charlize, “It’s been amazing, the amount of emails and congratulations. Everyone’s just been so lovely — it’s been really nice.” That being said, it’s not just in the motherhood arena that the Snow White and The Huntsman actress has been killing it as of late. “She can level you,” Kristen Stewart boasted to MTV about her costar in their upcoming fantasy epic. “Around the time I was negotiating to do this, the wheel starts to turn…I was watching television one night and The Shining came on,” Theron explained to Seacrest about her evil queen role. “I was just like, ‘Oh my God, that’s it, she’s Jack Nicholson in The Shining.’ Locked in her hotel castle going slowly crazy.” Charlize gets to be a good mom and a vengeful iconic villain? It’s every little girl’s dream come true!
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Charlize Theron is already an excellent actress, model and paragon of human attractiveness. Now she can proudly add “Mom” to her long list of “Things I Am The Most Awesome At,” seeing as how The Snow White and the Huntsman star announced today that she has “adopted a child.” According to the statement her rep gave People, “She is the proud mom of a healthy baby boy named Jackson.” We can’t wait until Theron’s son is old enough to see her killing it in Young Adult! Or Arrested Development! Or Monster! Oh wait…maybe not Monster until much, much later. Or never. In the meantime, who didn’t love Mighty Joe Young? Not us, that’s for sure!
With the arrival of her first child Theron joins the long, illustrious list of A-listers who have adopted adorable baboos, including but not limited to: Mariska Hartigay, Sandra Bullock, Madonna, Katherine Heigl and, of course, one Ms. Angelina Jolie. While having baby friends is clearly an important life goal for the currently unattached actress, getting married currently is not. “I really want for myself a long-term relationship, and I have been in long-term relationships,” Theron told Piers Morgan last year. “The actual ceremony is not something that is important to me, but I see the importance for other people.” Though, of course, if she decides to get hitched, Charlize will obviously be the best at it. In the meantime, congratulations to you, girl! And to tiny Jackson!
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Kristen Stewart devotees and the rest of us who’ve been drawn in by what little we’ve seen of Snow White and the Huntsman are counting down the days until the next trailer airs during Monday’s installment of The Voice. But Universal was kind enough to tease it with a sneak peek of the sneak peek, released on YouTube yesterday, along with three behind-the-scenes videos of the flick, which also stars Charlize Theron as evil Queen Ravenna and Chris Hemsworth as the titular Huntsman. And it just made us want more. We narrowed our wishes down to five:
1. KStew’s English accent! We all know she got Robert Pattinson’s seal of approval, but we want to hear it for ourselves.
Do your movies keep filling up the direct-to-DVD dollar bin? Do they often complete the phrase “the worst film since…”? Do they make less money than we did that time we went to a Coinstar? Well, don’t let that get you down, because you could still be in the running for Oscar glory! Every year, the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation names the most terrible films and performances of the year. Sure, it’s gotta hurt to be named the absolute worst of Hollywood, but just know that you’re in surprisingly good company. Check out the gallery below to see some Oscar winners who have also been up for a Razzie!
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Whether they’re peeing in front of a camera, talking about their bat nipples or discussing people slicing off their toes, celebrities truly are just like us. And by us, we mean giant weirdos. When Newsweek assembled George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Viola Davis, Charlize Theron, Christopher Plummer and Michael Fassbender for their Oscar roundtable, plenty of creepy stories and awkward moments started to emerge. “I did actually pee on-camera, ” Fassbender admits about his starring role in Shame, explaining that he got it done in three takes. “Hard to stop, isn’t it?” Clooney blurts gleefully. Other delightfully off-putting moments that cropped up during the stars’ discussion included:
- Clooney’s depressing shoe salesman years. “There was a whole generation of women who had a toe cut off to fit in tight pumps,” he…jokes?
- Charlize Theron commanding that Viola Davis recognize, “You’re hot as sh–!”
- Clooney’s defense of the Batman sequels, which gets derailed by Tilda Swinton’s memory of his prominent rubber batsuit nipples. “Had I known they were going to put nipples on the thing, I would have rethought it,” George sighs.
- Christopher Plummer’s very real beef with Tree of Life director Terrence Malick, saying of his experience making Malick’s film The New World, “I gave him sh–. I’ll never work with him again.”
- Charlize’s amazing impression of Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids.
So … can we give all of them an Oscar for all this riffing? Or just to Tilda Swinton for uttering the phrase, “There are laws about erections now, aren’t there?” We don’t need all those short film Oscars. Just swap one of them out and no one will be the wiser.
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The February cover of W magazine is like a double bonanza. Oozing sexiness on a special dual cover are Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron. Don’t they look drop dead amazing? The interviews with both stars provide interesting tidbits of information. For instance, Charlize reveals her usage of “cutlets.” You know … bra fillers! She says, “I wear those! If you don’t have boobs, you wear those cutlets. I heard a story of a girl who was on a date, started making out, and thought, Oh, he’s going to touch the cutlets! So she went to the bathroom to take them off, but her purse was too small to put them in there. I always thought that was a funny image, a woman not knowing what to do with these things that you stick onto your boobs. It’s just the most bizarre, unsexy thing there is—so I added that to Mavis.” And indeed, Mavis, her character in Young Adult, has more than one scene featuring said undergarments.
Brad, on the other hand, talks about movies and whether or not he’s OK with watching himself die on screen. He doesn’t have a problem, it seems, as he revealed, “God, no. I’m just checking the boxes. Hit that. Missed that. Hit that moment. Missed that one. God, I’d like to do that one again.” He also talks about the one film that made him cry. Interested to know more? You’ll have to read the
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We saw a whole lot of cray, even more neutrals and a healthy splattering of color on the red carpet at the Golden Globes tonight. And our favorites of the bunch come from all of the above categories. We weren’t too surprised that Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron and Reese Witherspoon topped the list — after all, they’ve had a lot of practice at these things — but we hardly could have predicted their dresses. They’re the kind of gowns that make little girls and grown women want to play dress-up. Check out our top 20 list below, and then tell us why we’re all wrong in the comments below!
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