Some celebrities are famous the world over, have a legion of fans that follow their every move religiously, and an empire of merchandise advertising themselves. But that doesn’t mean these characters are any more compelling than the empty lunchboxes their faces are plastered all over. The Jonas Brothers, who’ve uttered about three words all year (they may have said more — but they’ve been drowned out by their shrieking fans) have about as much charisma as their live action figures, which is also true of fellow Disney factory product Selena Gomez. Gomez almost got interesting this year when Miley Cyrus mocked her milquetoast web videos, but that fire was quickly doused by Disney press releases. Jessica Alba scowled through ’08, putting out two cinematic bombs and a baby, and only occasionally breaking into a smile. As for former O.C. star Rachel Bilson, it seems that even she bored of her wooden on-screen performances, and has started a fashion line with DKNY.
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Beyonce has already proven she’s superwoman, with hit singles, hit movies, and a hitmaker husband to prove it. But according to the Los Angeles Times, Beyonce wants to play Wonder Woman in the upcoming film adaptation. The singer has met with representatives from DC Comics and Warner Brothers to discuss playing the first black female superhero. “A black Wonder Woman would be a powerful thing. It’s time for that, right?”
We’re not the only ones psyched to see Bey in that costume — the singer would love to fill that leotard. “I would definitely have to keep it right for that costume…It sure would be handy to have that lasso. To make everybody tell the truth? I need that. It would come in very handy.”
Beyonce’s just the latest in a long line of rumored Wonder Women. Check out our gallery of ladies in line for the role.
Happy Columbus Day, you lucky people who get Monday off from work! The Italian explorer Christopher Columbus braved the murky Atlantic Ocean in search of silk, spices and other wonders of China and India (the countries he was attempting to find). Instead he landed right smack into the Bahamas, a happy accident that eventually resulted in the “discovery” of the good ol’ United States. In honor of this national holiday, Scandalist is exploring Columbus’ homeland and the goods Italy is infamous for — its women.
Which hotties are hopping into Sophia Loren‘s Italian leather shoes and taking over her title as Italy’s prima donna? Peep the pics below and let us know how well we’ve rated these Italian hotties after the jump.
Though she’s taken up kabballah and adopted a posh British accent, don’t be fooled: the Motor City mama was born Madonna Ciccone, and raised in a strict Italian-Catholic household. Which may account for some of her rebellion.
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20. Aria Giovanni
You might be familiar with this Penthouse pet and adult film actress from such films as Alabama Jones and the Busty Crusade or Aria. And though she’s not entirely of Italian descent, she certainly is 100% hot.
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19. Carla Gugino
The Entourage hottie got her start opposite another one of our Italian hotties — Alyssa Milano, on Who’s The Boss? The raven-haired fox has brains to boot with that hot bod: she was her class’ valedictorian.
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Rachel Bilson‘s only credential for “designing” clothes is that she wears them, but for some reason this chick got her own line. We’ve peeped the goods online and they look like every other cheap celebrity-branded clothing line – boring, poorly made and fugly. She launched the line, dubbed Edie Rose, this weekend at a Macy’s in Florida, and amazingly the worst piece wasn’t one of her designs, it was the teeny-tiny hat she decided to wear. It’s always disturbing when celebs smugly show off a fashion flub that they’re so clearly proud of – Rachel thinks she looks trendy and adorable, when really she looks like a very pretty old man.
More pics of her poor choice below. [Photos: WireImage]
Former O.C. star Rachel Bilson poses for the new issue of Page Six Magazine, available on Sunday. The brunette bombshell, who recently unveiled her new clothing line, Edie Rose, named after her grandmother, speaks semi-openly about never-been-officially-confirmed boyfriend Hayden Christensen. Rachel, who dated O.C. co-star Adam Brody from 2003 to 2006, has often dodged questions about recent beau Hayden, who she hooked up with in early 2007. In January, Rachel avoided admitting that the “H” necklace she wears around her neck was for Hayden, telling GQ, “My little sister’s name is Hattie. Hash browns are my favorite breakfast food.” However, Rachel seems to be easing into being a bit more comfortable admitting to her year long romance, telling Page Six Magazine, “I’m happy and that’s all that matters. I have someone really great. Someone who can make me laugh-that’s always what comes first. It’s the best to be able to really, like, truly laugh with someone like they’re your best friend, you know?”
Dear Katie Holmes and Rachel Bilson,
It is not 1984. It is also not 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, or 1993. Therefore it is not appropriate to french cuff your jeans, no matter how avant garde you may consider this new old look to be. In addition, it is unfair to the average-paid women of America to go and introduce this trend just when we all got on board with skinny jeans and gladiator sandals. For though we loathe your look, we will follow you blindly, but will only be able to afford the $40 H&M baggie-roll jeans that will come out next year and will consequently fail at mimicking your new style.
Please, do us a favor: Bring sweatpants back instead.
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