Salma Hayek Relives the Surprisingly Sad, Zitty and Overweight Years of her Youth

Salma Hayek wasn't always the ridiculously beautiful and successful actress/producer that you see before you, according to Salma Hayek. Complimented on her skin by a journalist over at Lucky, she of the enviable cleavage let out a snort before schooling the magazine on her decidedly different youth. "My skin?! When I was 25 and I left being a soap opera star in Mexico to go try to be a movie star in Hollywood and all of Mexico was laughing at me? And I could barely get work as an extra? You want to talk about bad skin?" she vaguely threatened. "I had acne. And this acne was so bad, it sent me into a severe, severe depression. Like I couldn't leave the house. I'd wake up in the morning and lie there and touch my face before I got up, just to prepare myself to look in the mirror." Packing on the pounds thanks to some sustained depression eating, Salma says she lost the weight and got her shit together thanks to a gentle blend of meditation and Accutane. "The next stage with that sort of depression is food: too little, or too much. Guess what I did? … I didn't want to [use Accutane], but it cured it. Since then my skin's forever sensitive and dry." [Lucky]


Salma Hayek Relives the Surprisingly Sad, Zitty and Overweight Years of her Youth

While some celebrity types seem to be pregnant forever there are those who pop them out overnight, like in the case of Emma Heming and Bruce Willis's brand-spankin' new child. Weighing 9 lbs., 1 oz. — ouch — little Mabel Ray Willis was born yesterday and is happy and healthy. "[They] are overjoyed about the newest member of their family. Both mother and baby are healthy and doing beautifully," said a rep. [People]


Salma Hayek Relives the Surprisingly Sad, Zitty and Overweight Years of her Youth

We can thank Titanic 3D for the untapped diamond mine that is Kate Winslet's big mouth of late, the actress dropping little gems each time she speaks to press about the film. Last week she confessed a hatred for Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" and now she's calmly explaining that the hands of time have been a bit kinder to her than her former co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. "We do look very different, we're older. Leo's 37, I'm 36 – we were 21 and 22 when we made that film," she said. "You know, he's fatter now – I'm thinner." [Express]


Salma Hayek Relives the Surprisingly Sad, Zitty and Overweight Years of her Youth

It's the story that will never die (I type with one hand while giving it CPR chest compressions with the other), but perhaps it is time to give Kris Humphries credit where it's due, after the mouth-breather said he won't divorce Kim Kardashian unless she makes a "public apology" and admits "the entire wedding was staged by her and her family." Awesome. "Kris wants Kim to admit to fraud, to admit the whole thing was staged for publicity, to make a public apology to him because he really wanted a marriage," said an alleged friend. [Page Six]
Kris continues his slide into semi-decency by making 16-year-old New Jersey Nets fan and cancer patient Kaely Kwitek the guest of honor at one of his games. [Daily Mail]


Salma Hayek Relives the Surprisingly Sad, Zitty and Overweight Years of her Youth

Say what you will about Madonna because her kids certainly do, the singer saying that Lourdes, Rocco, Mercy and David aren't the biggest fans of her work. My kids are brutally honest when it comes to what they don't like," she said. "They have no tact whatsoever. They'll just say, 'Mum, get that song off' even when [it's] mine. It's hurtful but at least they're honest." [The Sun]


Salma Hayek Relives the Surprisingly Sad, Zitty and Overweight Years of her Youth

Clearly a fan of quality television programming, Molly Sims is wondering what the effect of a constant stream of Dateline and 48 Hours is going to have on her unborn child. "I'm addicted to Dateline and 48 Hours. Lately, when I turn it on, I pull the sheet over my belly to make sure my kid is not, like, a serial killer," she said. "I love those shows, but I'm like, 'Can he or she hear what they are saying?' So I cover my belly." That'll totally work. [US]


  • The Spice Girls musical is taking viva forever to organize because the former pre-fab band mates can't seem to agree on anything and are driving producer Jennifer Saunders up the wall. [Page Six]
  • Emma Roberts was understandably miffed when offered an In-N-Out burger at the Juicy Couture fall 2012 presentation (fancy) only to find out there was no bun. "Where's the bun? Ugh, people and their no-carbs," she was overheard saying. [Page Six]
  • Katy Perry took time out of her busy Baptiste Giabiconi banging schedule to have dinner with close friend Josh Groban at Soho House LA. "It didn't look romantic, but they were definitely sitting together in deep conversation," said a gossipy onlooker, trying to make something out of this confirmed non-story. [Page Six]
  • That 70's Show actress Lisa Robin Kelly was arrested for domestic violence over the weekend and topped it off by pulling off the most terrifying, Gary Busey-esque celebrity mug shot to date. [E!]
  • He worked really hard to get here so it's great to see all his efforts pay off — Adam Sandler has broken the Golden Raspberry nomination record for his upsetting double act, Jack And Jill and Just Go With It. [E!]
  • "Are you ready for some Sarah Palin with your morning coffee?" asks the first line in this article about the former Republican vice presidential candidate co-hosting Today tomorrow. Nope. [E!]
  • Julia Roberts says her kids are too young to watch her ham it up in Mirror, Mirror. She cites that it's because she's too scary in it but it could also have something to do with the fact it's a commercial and critical flop. [US]
  • Trying to make it into something it's not, US want you to know that Hilary Duff hit the gym one-and-a-half weeks after giving birth to her baby thing. [US]
  • The idea of smart, hungry babies on the loose while you're sleeping gives me the creeps – hyper-intelligent zombie babies! – so it's understandable that Nick Cannon is stressed out now that the 10-month old twins he has with Mariah Carey are figuring out how to un-baby proof their surrounds. [US]
  • After receiving death threats for announcing she's on welfare, Nadya Suleman said she has no choice and only plans on being on it for a while. Cut the woman a break, surely raising 14 kids alone is punishment enough. [TMZ]
  • MTV threatened to replace The Situation on account of his drinking, but then realized it was a great angle for their exploitative TV show. [TMZ]
  • Jennie Garth says that, despite their divorce woes, she and Peter Facinelli are committed to remaining good parents. Which is a relief, as it'd be kind of shocking to hear her say otherwise: "You know, if we can't be happy together, we're going to ensure no one is!" Secretly amazing, but shocking. [People]
  • Considering that no one really gives a shit about her anymore it's rather bold that Paris Hilton's publicist banned an Australian TV crew from the red carpet after the outlet broached the subject of her post-fame life in an earlier interview. [Radar]
  • Colin Farrell and co. shit all over your memories in the comparatively underwhelming trailer for the Total Recal reboot. I'm still totally going to see it because I'm a glutton for both punishment and average movies. [Vulture]
  • Rihanna comes over a little Lourdes Leon with her new black, undercut 'do. [Hollywood Life]