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!
At this weekend’s Kentucky Derby, the competition isn’t only on the track. Attendees are famous for wearing their biggest, brightest, and boldest hats in an effort to shield themselves from the sun — who are we kidding? — to stand out in the crowd of Churchill Downs. And a lot of those fabulous hats are on the heads of some of our favorite celebrities. From European fascinators to traditional straw hats, stars like Kim Kardashian and Paula Patton embraced the chance to embody true Southern elegance. Even Joey Fatone joined in on some fashion fun by sporting a feathered hat when he attended the Kentucky Derby in 2010. Before we sit down and tune in to the 138th Kentucky Derby race, let’s take a look at the 30 most awesome hats we’ve seen in recent years.
You’d think it would be a relief to ditch the camera crew that’s been all up in your business for six years. But apparently it’s not so for Kate Gosselin, who admits that she is “freaking out, big time” at the prospect of life after reality television. The mega-mom put on a brave face last month when it was announced that TLC cancelled her show Kate Plus 8. Yet now she’s admitting her insecurities about the future, and fearing for the welfare of her children. Fearing for the welfare of her children? There’s a first. Kate is claiming that her offspring army “weren’t ready” to leave the show. “Nobody was. I’ve never quit a job in my life without having something else lined up. I don’t know what’s next,” she told People. In fact, the magazine made Kate’s financial woes their cover story this week. That oughta make the kids feel better.
“I told them I will work my fingers to the bone to make sure that they can stay here and go to their school,” she continued. “There are no guarantees in life for anyone, but they know that I’m giving it my best shot.” How…comforting? Damn, that’s a cold dose of reality, and not the kind that pays the big bucks. The real question is, what the hell happened to her piles of TV cash? Between …Plus 8 and her stint on Dancing With The Stars, you’d think she’d be able to build a house out of benjamins for her brood. Our guess? Divorce lawyers, therapy fees for eight, and salon bills for making her hair look less like a porcupine.
Ding dong the witch is cancelled! After six years as the scariest reality matriarch this side of Kris Jenner, TLC has decided to pull the plug on Kate Gosselin and her army of cuteness. The network has issued a statement that they have decided not to renew Kate Plus 8, a series which follows the wacky antics of an exploited family disintegrating in front of a cold, unflinching camera lens. Kate took to her twitter to confirm the end of the show’s stretch after nearly 150 episodes. “TLC cancelled it. I’m sorry. We’ve had a great run! Six years of whirlwind fun-filled adventures.” Yet she’s looking ahead to the future, expressing a desire to do some “motivational speaking, book writing…and maybe even some dating!” She insists it’s not an end, but a new beginning. “Remember,” she wrote, “This is not a goodbye. I prefer to say, ‘See you around.’” We prefer “Goodbye.”
But she’s right, it isn’t totally over for Kate and the gang. TLC plans to “check in with Kate and the family periodically with specials in the future.” No word on whether daddy Jon, who bitterly split from Kate last year, will be invited back as well. But he did reveal to Radar Online that he was very relieved at the cancellation. “I hope that this will bring more privacy to my children and that they can get the proper attention they need for any personal issues they might have in the future.” Or they’ll just make it into a spin-off series, Reality Rehab.
The Kentucky Derby rolled around this weekend and you know what that means…b and c-level celebrities in big hats! While ladies like Jordin Sparks, Paula Patton and Maria Menounos kept things fun, we have to call out three ladies for not quite hitting the right vibe. Miranda Lambert‘s visit doubled as a bachelorette party, so we kind of want to give her green cowboy boots a pass, but Aubrey O’Day has no excuse for traipsing around in “slutty french maid” lingerie (except for the fact that she’s Aubrey O’Day). Meanwhile, Kate Gosselin…ugh. Who hit the most heinous hat note?
Check out more red carpet Derby fashion in the gallery below.
Sure, Kate Gosselin still has her TV show and Jon’s smoking on someone’s roof, but who’s worrying about the innocent bystanders most affected by the reality TV couple’s legendary meltdown? Of course, we’re referring to their marriage counselors. White Haven, Pennsylvania’s Creative Energy Commons is suing Kate Gosselin for $10,476 after the mother of 8 asked one of their doctors to fly to LA twice in early 2009 (for “marriage counseling”), and then refused to pay for the services or travel expenses. Maybe she assumed TLC would pick up the tab?
Timing-wise, these visits would have been around the time Kate was on her book-promoting tour while Jon was partying with co-eds in Pennsylvania. Doesn’t that seem like eons ago? Even more interestingly, the same doctor, Sylvia Lafair, was described in June 2010 as Jon Gosselin’s “life coach.” How come the bill didn’t come up around then? Maybe they were waiting until the whole divorce ordeal was over…to remind us of it all over again.
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A month after Radar Online first claimed Alexis and Collin Gosselin were expelled from school for hitting other students—which mom Kate denied—the tab is now changing its story: turns out the Gosselin tots were also attacking adults. “Both Jon and Kate were sent a letter from the head of school explaining that despite their best efforts, staff had reached a point at which they had to request the children enroll in another program,” says their source. “Both Alexis and Colin received three full weeks of intensive special treatment to focus their behavior…[but] it became apparent to the school that the pair needed intensive assistance to help them with their social, emotional and academic needs.”
Though Kate blamed her divorce from Jon Gosselin for the drama (“there has been nothing but positive that has come out of [the show]“), it sure sounds like reality-show stardom is playing a part, too. “Collin actually covered his face when he was having his school photograph taken because he thought he shouldn’t be photographed,” says Radar‘s insider. After Kate’s meltdown on Sarah Palin’s Alaska, it looks like everyone could use a time out from TV.
Kate Gosselin got rid of her signature hairstyle (R.I.P. spiky opposite-mullet) right around the time she joined Dancing With The Stars, and we’ve really missed talking about her locks. Back then, her hair was was delightfully terrible, a fashion faux-pas that seemed to blaze a trail for millions of other sassy moms who wanted to rock what they thought was “hip” and “cool,” when in reality, it was a Supercuts special. Today, Kate’s hair is news for exactly the opposite reason: she reportedly dropped thousands of dollars at the salon to get her hair did.
The mother of eight reportedly spent $950 on a haircut at New York’s Ted Gibson Salon, and that doesn’t include the cost of keratin treatment and coloring, plus the costs of traveling to New York from her Pennsylvania home to meet with Gibson himself. All in all, reports estimate that she spent over $2000 on her hair to achieve this Kelly Ripa knockoff look. No wonder she’s still trying to keep her show on the air: mama needs her high-gloss treatments. Is this whyJon Gosselin had to get a new job?
Those Gosselins won’t stop until everyone’s as embittered as they are! According to tabloid reports, Jon and Kate‘s six-year-old sextuplets are accused of ruining Christmas for their classmates, upsetting them with news that Santa Claus does not exist. Sure, this is a childhood mini-trauma that has to happen eventually (sorry, if you made it to this post without finding out yourself), but we’re a little taken aback by how the little spoilsports went about their mental balloon-popping: Jon Gosselin heard his kids upset their peers by saying “your parents are lying to you.” No one should need a psychology degree to find the subtext in that remark.
Thankfully, the rugrats had a little sit-down and are now being “sweet” about the juvenile delusions of their classmates—classmates who haven’t seen their parents act like vain hellbeasts on national TV. And it’s not like they’re against getting presents from the generous adults that do really exist. “The kids are really coming into their own and they want to be treated as individuals,” the tattler told RadarOnline. “They enjoy different things so while one wants a scooter, the other wants a bike.” We’re guessing the elves on set will get them matching everything anyway.