Very Charming Human Tom Hanks Helps Girl Scouts Sell Cookies

Just like the rest of us, celebrities can't walk past a table of Girl Scouts without buying several boxes. That includes Tom Hanks, who (when recognized) stuck for pictures and told some passersby they could have a photograph... if they bought some cookies. » 3/13/15 12:50pm 3/13/15 12:50pm

Kid Dancing on Live TV is Living the Secret Dreams of Your Inner Diva


Every once in a great while, your moment to shine presents itself like a beacon summoning you towards greatness. You have to know how to seize it, to work it and to own it, ladies and gentlemen. That's what this young man here has taught us. » 10/12/14 10:00pm 10/12/14 10:00pm

Stars Made of Diamond Actually Exist

Not being well-versed in the sciences at all, it never even occurred to me that diamond stars are a thing. Yet according to scientists who actually know about these things, not only have they predicted diamond stars' existence, a team has actually discovered one! » 6/27/14 3:45pm 6/27/14 3:45pm

Elizabeth Taylor Was More Than A Woman — She Was A Body

One writer feels with Elizabeth Taylor dies the end of, not just an era, but the phenomenon of stars who owned their bodies — and worked it. » 4/04/11 5:00pm 4/04/11 5:00pm

How James Franco Can Fix James Franco

We feared a post-Oscars Franco-overload. To judge by today's news, our fears were justified. So now that the world's getting Franco-fatigue, what should be his next move? » 3/09/11 5:10pm 3/09/11 5:10pm

Young Stars Deserve The Freedom Of A Red Carpet Fuck-up

A bunch of teen stars like Hailee Steinfeld and Elle Fanning are being hailed as fashion muses. And it's true, they look lovely. But nice as it is to see such good sartorial role-models for the tween set, maybe we should take the focus off them...and let them screw up. » 3/07/11 2:15pm 3/07/11 2:15pm

Why Aren't We Talking About Owen Wilson's Suicide Attempt?

In 2007, Owen Wilson tried to commit suicide. And yet somehow we are not constantly reminded of his psychological problems. Let's examine this oversight. » 2/25/11 2:00pm 2/25/11 2:00pm

Fashion's Latest Obsession Is A 12-Year-Old

We're just going to run the first sentence of this piece verbatim. "With a ballet-dancer frame perfect for Rodarte and Valentino, the 12-year-old star of Sofia Coppola's new film, Somewhere, has emerged as a fashion-world darling." Fashion: not even pretending! » 12/22/10 1:38pm 12/22/10 1:38pm

Ellen DeGeneres Thinks Same-Sex Dancing Is "Weird"

Ellen DeGeneres isn't all that excited about Dancing With the Stars' featuring same-sex dancing couples. Uh-oh: Looks like DeGeneres's wife Portia de Rossi, who says she'd like to be on the show, might have to find a partner elsewhere. » 11/13/10 3:20pm 11/13/10 3:20pm

Celebrities Publicly Repent For Plastic Surgery Sins

Stars like Kim Kardashian, Dana Delany, and Lisa Rinna are becoming part of a trend: it's now okay to admit that you had plastic surgery, and that you hated it. » 10/06/10 10:17am 10/06/10 10:17am

10 Things You May Have Missed On TV

In this week's compilation of pop culture crap, the legends are dominating our TV sets. Liza Minnelli laughs at her encephalitis! Barbara Walters eats a feather boa! Elaine Stritch yells at a studio audience! Aretha Franklin scratches her butt! » 9/24/10 5:10pm 9/24/10 5:10pm

Is Anyone In Hollywood Not Gay?

Whenever there's a blind item about a closeted celeb, it happens. Name after name after prominent name gets knowingly thrown around until, no matter who the item actually refers to, you're left wondering: are all the big stars gay? » 7/26/10 3:48pm 7/26/10 3:48pm

You Don't Want To Know What's In Your Cosmetics.

Meet The Anonymous "Friends" Of Tabloid Celebs

Meet the "club girl," which the LA TImes defines as "a glamorous breed of covert reporters who infiltrate Hollywood's VIP sanctums to write celebrity exposés for the tabloids." We'll define this as a job no kindergartner should aspire to. » 7/12/10 2:25pm 7/12/10 2:25pm

The Love/Hate Relationship With Paparazzi, Caught On Camera

Ron Galella is a legend. His work has hung in the Museum Of Modern Art. He's been punched in the face by Marlon Brando and sued by Jackie O. Some call him repulsive. Galella calls himself a "paparazzi superstar." » 6/08/10 12:30pm 6/08/10 12:30pm

New Anti-Paparazzi Law Unlikely To Shut Down Megan Fox Pipeline

Governor Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that would make it illegal for paparazzi to take unauthorized photos of stars in "personal or familial activity.'' But will this really curb our insatiable desire for pics of Megan Fox and other luminaries? » 10/13/09 3:40pm 10/13/09 3:40pm

A Plea: Bring Back The Real Stars

We're living in absurd times, where magazine covers and gossip columns are devoted to covering details about "stars" like Jon & Kate and "Speidi." Salon's Heather Havrilesky calls this "The Triumph Of The Uncelebrity." I call it tragic. » 6/04/09 2:40pm 6/04/09 2:40pm