Archive: Celebrity News

Rooney Mara stars in David Fincher-directed Calvin Klein commercial.

It’s not every day you see Rooney Mara smile – almost seems unnatural, doesn’t it? We’re used to seeing her in dark roles like ‘Girl With a Dragon Tattoo’ and ‘Side Effects.’

Rooney was named the face of Calvin Klein’s new fragrance, Downtown.

The commercial is set to “Runaway” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and is directed by David Fincher, who worked with Mara on TGWTDT.

She looks great in this commercial, doesn’t she? Very Audrey Hepburn.

Christie Brinkley poses with her lookalike daughter in Bella NYC

Christia Brinkley and her lookalike daughter Sailor posed together in Bella NYC’s summer issue. The former supermodel and her 15-year-old daughter look absolutely gorgeous!

59-year-old Christie proudly shared the photo on Twitter, writing: “Sailor, Chester and me on our first cover together since Sailor started modeling!”

Christie has mixed emotions about her daughter growing up. “It seems like yesterday that I was holding her in my arms, and now she’s standing next to me, this radiant beauty.”

Beautiful!

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A very different looking Jennifer Lopez lands the latest cover of W Magazine

Jennifer Lopez lands the cover of W Magazine, and she looks absolutely gorgeous on the cover (although different, right?). For the interview, W sent their reporter to the Bronx home where Jennifer grew up. Jennifer met the reporter at her former home, and they stood outside talking about her past.

Her longtime manager, Benny Medina, who has been the greatest constant in her life and who was with us that day, was curious to know if she had gone to a nearby school, across the boulevard from the house. “Is that the way you went to school?” he asked. “No,” Lopez said, looking in the direction of a giant building two blocks away. “But that’s the way I came back from school.” She laughed again and then grew quiet when Medina asked if she wanted to knock on the door of her childhood house. “No. I don’t want to go inside,” she said. “The last time I was in there was when my mom and dad called us home to tell us that they were separating after 33 years of marriage. I think that’s why I was nervous about coming here today. It’s like seeing someone from the past—you’re afraid to run into them because you never know if it’s going to be ‘wow’ or very difficult. This is a combination of both.”

Jennifer moved away 26 years ago, when she was 18-years-old. She went on to study dance at the Ballet Hispanico.

“My mom and I butted heads,” Lopez told me later over the phone from Los Angeles. “I didn’t want to go to college—I wanted to try dance full-time. So she and I had a break. I started sleeping on the sofa in the dance studio. I was homeless, but I told her, ‘This is what I have to do.’ A few months later, I landed a job dancing in Europe. When I got back, I booked In Living Color. I became a Fly Girl and moved to L.A. It all happened in a year.”

After living in Los Angeles, Jennifer admits she missed her hometown.

“I hated L.A.,” she said. “I was asking, ‘Where’s the store for milk? Don’t you guys walk on the street?’ Now I love Los Angeles, but it doesn’t give me strength the way the Bronx did. All the strength that I needed for life, I got from that neighborhood.”

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Nicki Minaj gives advice to young girls in the new Marie Claire: “Don’t chase any man, put your school first!”

Nicki Minaj lands the August cover of Marie Claire, and she looks pretty good, no? Looks like the craziness is toned down and she looks much more down-to-earth.

In the interview inside, Nicki opens up about her fans (in case you were wondering, she calls them her “Barbz”), her short-lived job as judge on ‘American Idol,’ and speaks openly to girls about boys.

She calls her fans her “Barbz”: “I’m very aware that millions of people on Twitter have no idea what we’re talking about. That’s because we kind of have our own language. I used to think it was just a Queens language or a New York language or an East Coast language, but now it’s a Barb Nation language. I have South African Barbz, Japanese, German, Saudi Arabian. You can be a Barb wherever you live.”

On American Idol: “The perception that people had of me completely changed because there are no cue cards, there’s no script, it wasn’t be performing a song. It was, ‘Let’s see you real personality.’ My core is a genuine human being who roots for other people. I didn’t want to blow smoke up their ass. I wanted every contestant to leave with something that they could remember.”

She wants to try acting at some point: “I at least want to do three more albums. If I can do that, I’ll feel complete…One day, when I start getting a couple gray hairs, maybe it will all be only acting. I just never know…I’ve kind of become the poster child for doing the things that no one expects.”

In another life she wanted to be a lawyer: “I just loved the thought of going into a courtroom with mostly men and defending someone — just being able to persuade people with your words. It seems glamorous in a way. Very inspiring and ballsy.”

Her “ah-ha” moment came last year: “I was on a world tour, a big feat for a female rapper. For the first time, I allowed myself to feel proud of where music had gotten me, and I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude. You feel the need to pay it forward, which starts with analyzing yourself with a true desire to grow. I was praying every day, ‘You know what, Lord? I want to be a mom one day, and I want to start becoming the woman who I want to parent my child.’ I wanted all of the feelings of entitlement to leave me, because some people have this life for a year or five or 10 — and a lot of them lose it. I didn’t want to become a person who wasn’t enjoying the moment.”

Her advice for girls: “Don’t chase any man. Put your school first. Men love independent women. You don’t have to be a bitch, but there’s nothing wrong with it at times. And: Men are kids at heart. They want to be nourished and pet like a dog.”

I think it’s hilarious – her advice for girls. And it’s not exactly far off, either. I wonder how many girls would actually TAKE the advice, though. When you’re you’re a young girl you don’t think of much else besides boys. I know some girls keep their nose to their books, but it’s hard! I remember the days where focusing on my crushes was more important than focusing on work!

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