Angelina Jolie made a stunning to return to the spotlight at the London premiere of World War Z. The star who recently announced she had a double mastectomy radiated as she stepped out for the first time since the shocking news. Also, Noah Levy breaks down Portia de Rossi‘s surprising look on the new season of Arrested Development. Was the change of face due to plastic surgery or six years of aging?
We tried to come up with an innocent explanation for the above photo. Really we did, we swear! But there seems to be no getting around the simple fact that Ellen DeGeneres wants to motorboat Katy Perry. Yes, right there on the floor of the 2013 Grammy Awards ceremony! And her lovely wife Portia de Rossi seems totally cool with it, so hey…whatever floats your (motor)boat there, Ell!
Harry Potter starlet Bonnie Wright showed up at Jo Malone’s Thoroughly Proper Party in London on Wednesday lacking her long flowing locks. After years of being linked to her character Ginny Weasley with trademark titan tresses, maybe she followed in the footsteps of Emma Watson, who famously cropped her hair as soon as the series ended to get some distance from the franchise. Or she’s just hopping on the short hair band wagon!
It seems like ever A-lister has gotten the urge to hack of the hair this year. Some like Anne Hathaway, Charlize Theron and Evangeline Lilly went super short for film roles, whereas former American Idol singer Kellie Pickler got a buzz to support her friend being treated for cancer. And then there are music mama’s like Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys who went short just for the hell of it. Head on down to the gallery below to see 20 lovely ladies who took the hair plunge in 2012!
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Happy Valentine’s Day! Or not, depending on how you feel about the holiday. And listen, we know there are a lot of singletons out there who are not so pleased about how much we in the media focus on this holiday. But we can’t help it, OK? We cover divorces and breakdowns and deaths and fights all the time, and it’s really nice to have a day that’s all about the important things in life. (No, not the unveiling of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, though that’s nice too.) We just really want to escape from it all and look at Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez nuzzling each other. We would like to soak in the happiness that is Adam Lambert and Sauli Koskinen’s love, bask in Jay-Z and Beyonce’s adorable glory, shiver with delight at the perpetual hotness of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, and marvel at the lasting power of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. We are hoping some of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s world-saving affection will rub off on us. And we’re even going to allow for some admiration of Tom Brady and Gisele Bunchen, football loyalties aside.
But here’s some good news for you black-hearted V-day haters: The last time we did a best couples gallery, back in December, one of those couples announced their divorce a few days later. Oh, no! What have we done?!?
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Do you think Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are constantly arguing over who is the smart one? They certainly aren’t feuding over who has the sweeter non-threatening dance moves, that’s for sure. We mean, come on. Luckily the couple can both agree on how much they’re killing it career-wise now that their new multi-camera sitcom The Smart One has been picked up for a pilot order by ABC. Now they’ll just have to fight over who has the more jovial interviewing style. Or maybe who’s spent more time in close proximity to David Cross‘s bare chest?
Starring de Rossi and produced by DeGeneres, Deadline reports that their new show focuses on a “brilliant and successful woman” who must reluctantly work for her “less brainy but more popular sister,” a woman who happens to be a former beauty queen, weather girl and, oh right, Mayor. Portia stars as one of the siblings and we know Ellen would be excellent as the other, but then they’d probably disagree over whether that seemed weird or not. It does, doesn’t it? Just a little?
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You have to feel sorry for Taylor Lautner. No, not because someone faked this People magazine cover story in which he apparently comes out of the closet and is “more liberated, and happier than I’ve ever been” as a result. (Just in case you didn’t smell a rat about such a story being a “special double issue,” a People rep confirmed that it was fake to GossipCop.com. Also, that quote should seem mighty familiar to some of you … more later.) But because he’d be in some really great company if he were gay and chose to come out in this manner. So many celebs have been announcing their sexual preference via their own websites or TV interviews, but the tradition of the heartfelt magazine cover story interview — whether it’s a shocking revelation or confirming years of rumors and speculation — has a warm place in our pop-culture hearts. Scroll down for some classics:
Back in 1976, Elton John’s first admission in print that he was bisexual isn’t even mentioned on the cover of Rolling Stone. In fact, it isn’t discussed until the very end of the article. We’re not sure if that’s because it was too shocking or not shocking in the least. “There’s nothing wrong with going to bed with somebody of your own sex,” the singer declared. “I think everybody’s bisexual to a certain degree. I don’t think it’s just me. It’s not a bad thing to be.”
It’s the most anticipated reunion since the Beatles! The cast of Arrested Development is back together for another season plus a full length motion picture, and we’re so excited we think we just blue ourselves. Ever since the show was criminally taken off the air back in 2006, we’ve had a Bluth-sized hole in our hearts big enough for G.O.B to drive a Segway through. But Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, David Cross, and all the rest of your favorites (even Michael Cera) are signed on for the new installment of the greatest family crime saga this side of The Godfather. Huzzah!
Looking up every star to have crossed the Bluth family’s path would be like going through the Hollywood phonebook, but we’ve checked in with a few of the usual suspects to see what they’ve been up to since last saw them in the model home. So sit back, relax, and have a frozen banana as you enjoy the Bluth family album!
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The Mr. Manager of Television has heard our prayers, and now is the time to rejoice! We’ve all been hoping that the ground breaking cult classic Arrested Development would take a trip from the small screen to the silver screen, but we’re about to get more Bluth family updates than we ever dreamed of. It was announced this Sunday at The New Yorker Festival that the show is also set to return to the airwaves for another season! “It’s true. We will do 10 episodes and the movie,” tweeted series hero Jason Bateman. “Probably shoot them all together next summer for a release in early ’13. VERY excited!” All of the original cast is slated to return, including Michael Cera, Will Arnett, Portia De Rossi and David Cross.
Although the show was cancelled amid much controversy in 2006, the legend (and fan base) of the show has continued to grow ever since. Though nearly all of the cast has gone on to Hollywood mega-fame, devotees of all ages have been clamoring for a reunion of any kind. Yes, Arrested Development is like the Beatles of television sitcoms. There has been talk of a movie for years, but the details always proved impossibly hard to nail down. Series creator Mitch Hurwitz explained that the problems were less about actor involvement, and more about intellectual copyright. “We don’t completely own the property,” he told festival attendees yesterday. “There are business people and studios and that kind of thing.”
But despite the problems in the business end, Hurwitz says that the juices have been flowing creatively. “I’ve been working on the screenplay for a long time,” he says, “and I found that as time went by there was so much more to the story.” To fill audiences in on what the family has been doing in the five years since we’ve seen them, he aims give each character an episode in which to dive into their backstory. This “limited series” will then lead into the feature film. We’re so excited, we think we just blue ourselves.
Remember Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi‘s home break-in yesterday? TMZ reports that the woman’s name is Karen Grace Sjoden and she was found hiding, in wait for the couple, behind cushions on their kitchen deck. RadarOnline adds that she is currently being arraigned in front of (Lindsay Lohan flashback) Judge Marsha Revel in Beverly Hills and apparently insisted that “This is a set up” in court, pleading not guilty to misdemeanor trespassing.
Apparently, the 49-year-old was first discovered snooping around Ellen and Portia’s home around 3am, but left on her own. She came back a second time, around 5 am, but told Judge Revel that she’s a private investigator hired to tail Ellen. She supposedly has a badge to prove her story. Revel in return stated, “You end up in someone’s backyard at 3 in the morning…then you are asked to leave…and you come back later with no legit purpose whatsoever and secrete yourself.. you are probably up to no good…” You tell her, Judge! About the badge Sjoden’s harping on about Revel responded with, “I don’t know if it’s fraudulent or not.”
Sjoden, when arrested, was found with a list of celebrity names and a rambling letter to Hilary Clinton on her person. Police also say that she had pages of “delusional language” including rants about alien crystalline, the CIA, the FBI and telepathic imaging machines. We said it yesterday, thank god Ellen and Portia have a good security team because this woman sounds like an absolute kook. They’re lucky they weren’t home when this happened. They’re also very lucky that Sjoden didn’t get to them. What’s up with the stalker celebrity list she’s carrying? Was she she really planning to target other stars too?
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Celebrities, take note. If you’re going to hire a security detail, get the guys who protect Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres. A female intruder was just nabbed for trespassing on their property. Luckily the woman didn’t even make it into their Beverly Hills mansion because the couple’s security team is so on it. Unlike Paris Hilton’s, who’s home has been broken into twice.
Ellen and Portia’s rep revealed, “The property is protected by a 24-hour security team that detected and detained the intruder until she was turned over to the custody of Beverly Hills police officers, who arrested here. The intruder never entered the actual residence, and did not make contact with either Ellen or Portia…” We don’t have more details on who this women us just yet. Wonder what she would’ve said if she actually managed. “Hi, I’m a big fan” does not cut it.
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