As we gear up for the release of Rock of Ages this week, we’ve been looking back at some of the trends the nostalgic musical so lovingly celebrates, like Malin Akerman’s sexy rocker-chick look and Mary J. Blige’s flashy jumpsuits. More than any one fashion, the movie reminds us of one big trend the late ’80s and early ’90s were famous for: the groupie. Not just the girls who flashed their goods from the audience or hung around by the tour buses, either — there were plenty of high-profile ladies who were eager for a backstage pass. And some of them got a lot more than a private concert in the bargain.
As we gathered this list of our favorite celebrity-rocker pairs, from Cher and Gene Simmons to Tommy Lee and Heather Locklear, one other thing became very evident: All of these couples seemed to share taste in makeup, tight pants, big hair and baggy blazers. It even looks like Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli got their hair cut together. And maybe Rod Stewart and Rachel Hunter could swap blazers, while Axl Rose and Stephanie Seymour traded acid-washed jeans. We’re not sure what exactly Melissa Gilbert and Billy Idol had in common, but, yeah, that happened!
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Supermodel Paulina Porizkova had some choice words to say about fellow plastic surgery patients Heidi Montag, Madonna and Kate Hudson, in a blog post she wrote for Modelinia.com.
Apart from calling The Hills star a “cheap plastic pool float,” she had this to say about Madge, “Madonna no longer looks like Madonna: what started as a sexy, well-shaped, and somewhat hairy Italian girl has ended as a cool Nordic blonde . . . she is starting to sort of melt away into the stew of the famous women over-fifty-high-cheek- boned blondes-who-cannot-frown.”
As for Kate Hudson, who is rumored to recently have gone for breast implants, Porizkova had this to say, ” She just looks like any California blond actress. Instead of enhancing, she has diminished herself.”
Ouch. We know Spencer Pratt will have something to say about Paulina’s comments, but will any of the ladies respond with their own insults aimed at the fomer supermodel?
Tyra Banks has apparently fired Paulina Porizkova as a judge on America’s Next Top Model, and the 80’s supermodel ain’t haven’t it. She brings out the claws while describing her termination on tonight’s episode of The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
“Listen, do you know why I am in Los Angeles? Because I am looking for a job. Because I was fired by America’s Next Top Model on my birthday. The reason I was told I was fired was because, it seemed, that America’s Next Top Model has gotten too fat and they needed to cut some fat and the fat was me. So I figured it was either that or my gigantic huge ego. Which I wasn’t aware of until I was told by the producers that I have an ego problem.”
With an attitude like that, you think they’d keep her around. Maybe TyTy didn’t like someone being fiercer than her? [Photo: GettyImages]