Adele Wins Cash After Suing Paparazzi for Photographing Her Son

Welcome to Celebrities Strike Back at the Paps, featuring Grammy winner Adele. She and her toddler Angelo took overzealous paparazzi to the court and won an undisclosed five-figure sum. $10,000, $50,000, $99,000? Who knows the exact number but the ruling is a step toward famous babies growing up in the privacy of… » 7/23/14 12:45pm Wednesday 12:45pm

Octavia Spencer Sues Weight Loss Company for Acting Super Shady

After Octavia Spencer won her Oscar, she was approached to endorse a weight loss product called Sensa. Only because Octavia Spencer is Octavia Spencer, she promoted the product as ethically as possible, making her compensation from Sensa publicly known. That honesty was apparently too much for Sensa: according to a… » 8/29/13 12:50pm 8/29/13 12:50pm

The Gorgeous Dresses and Hot Messes of the Oscars Red Carpet

Last night at the 85th annual Academy Awards, for the most part, the look on the red carpet was classic Hollywood glamour. Like rare birds during mating season, A-listers tried to outshine each other, and some of the bright plumage and peacockery on display was truly stunning. Alas, there were a few sartorial missteps… » 2/25/13 11:20am 2/25/13 11:20am

Octavia Spencer Thinks We’re in Grave Danger of Overusing ‘Bullying’

Now, Octavia Spencer isn't saying that Jennifer Livingston should not have used her local news pulpit to tell some asshole personal injury attorney to mind his own business and stop judging her body — Spencer is just saying that Livingston wasn't "bullied," per se. Speaking to a reporter at GLSEN's Respect Awards in… » 10/07/12 4:30pm 10/07/12 4:30pm

Too Bad Octavia Spencer's Gorgeous Elle Cover Won't Be on Newsstands

The Women In Hollywood issue of Elle magazine features a beautiful photo of Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer: Nice lighting, pretty makeup, come-hither gaze, shiny hair. Well done! We're willing to forget all about that unfortunate Elle cover starring Gabby Sidibe, in which her hair/weave/wig looked awful and her… » 10/05/12 1:20pm 10/05/12 1:20pm

Meryl Streep Was the Comfortable Choice, and That's Why She Won

Okay, so the Oscars happened — or, as I've taken to calling them, Hollywood Gets One of Its Ribs Removed So It Can Suck Its Own Dick for Eight Hours: The Movie — and, as you've probably heard, they were very, very dull. Wet paint was bored. String cheese had to go lie down. If you opted to spend your evening watching… » 2/27/12 1:30pm 2/27/12 1:30pm