- In the March issue of W Megan Fox declares, "There are some women you could put in underwear and photograph them, and it looks really classy and it doesn't necessarily provoke a pinup image. But with me, it does, immediately..."
- "As soon as I'm in underwear, I'm a Vargas girl." The Armani underwear model adds that she has, "no confidence, and because of that, I'm always second-guessing myself." Fox says she doesn't have many famous friends and, "I especially don't trust girls in this industry, because it's incredibly competitive, and I'm just not interested." [Us]
- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie spent Valentine's Day at home in L.A.... with Sean Penn. They could have talked about New Orleans, Haiti, or Tree of Life, which stars Penn and Pitt, but they probably didn't. [Us]
- Kate Walsh is selling the five bedroom, six bath Spanish-style mansion in Loz Feliz that she shared with Alex Young for $4 million. [Radar]
- Um... why does this model have a boob growing out of her armpit in Vogue Nippon? [Photoshop Disasters]
- Tila Tequila Tweeted this morning that she's having sharp pains in her stomach, insinuating that she's having a miscarriage. She then wrote several messages about suicide and said, "I told my friend I would just kill myself if anything ever happened." [TMZ]
- Spencer Pratt says Heidi Montag wasn't happy with her plastic surgery right after the procedures. "She came out of the hospital and the only thing she was saying was that the doctor better hide... She wasn't happy." [Us]
- Today on The View, Barbara Walters announced that after this year she won't do her "Barbara Walters Special" before the Oscars anymore. "ABC has asked me to keep doing these specials as they have been so successful — and I'm thrilled we have such great stars and have such a wonderful show — but to be honest, I feel like I've 'been there, done that,'" Walters said. [ABC News]
- Ewan McGregor says he's planning to drive his motorcycle across South America, and he isn't going alone. "I might go on my own. I got a dog, Sid. I've trained him to ride in my side car and I thought we could do a trip together," he said. [The Mirror]
- Katherine Jackson's attorney says Michael Jackson's kids are, "Doing great, thanks to the love and support they've gotten." [CNN]
- On Saturday, Nadya Suleman went on her first date in four years with "A.J.", a friend of one of her nannies. Could this have something to do with the rumor that she's talking to the Game Show Network about hosting a dating show? [Radar]
- Did Leonardo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli get engaged on Valentine's Day?! (A source close to Leo says no.) [Extra]
- Brittany Murphy's friend Hayley Taylor says that though donations to the Brittany Murphy Foundation are being returned because the foundation was actually private, "We always had plans to make it nonprofit, it just takes time. We're still working on it." [Radar]
- American audiences will get to see Kristen Stewart play a "foul-mouthed, pot-smoking prostitute" in the fall — Welcome To The Rileys has a U.S. distributor. [Reuters]
- Ryan O'Neal responded to Kate Jackson's allegation that he denied her access to Farrah Fawcett in the months before she died saying, "Firstly, Farrah spent the last week of her life in the hospital. Secondly, why would Kate be denied access to Farrah and then be invited to her services?" [Radar]
- Craig Nevius, the Farrah's Story documentarian being sued by the estate of Farrah Fawcett, says he knew Kate Jackson would eventually figure out that he wasn't trying to take advantage of Farrah. "The reason I never spoke out against Kate when she called me 'devious' on The Today Show was because I knew that she didn't know the truth," Nevius said. "I also knew that Kate was fiercely loyal to Farrah and would go to war with anyone to protect her - and that's what she thought she was doing: protecting her friend. That's why I remained silent and waited for her to figure out that it wasn't me that Farrah needed protection from." [Radar]
- "Every time you have a baby, the weight disperses in different places and you come out with a new, not necessarily improved, but just new body," says Angie Harmon, who had her third daughter a year ago. "As you put it on in trimesters or every three months, it comes off in trimesters. It takes about a year to lose everything that you put on, in my opinion." [People]
- "I don't regret (not having children). It's fine, it really is. I'm a pretty good auntie and I have a lot of friends with kids. At the end of the day I like to go home and be quiet and have time to relax." — Kim Cattrall [Daily Express]
- "The Cheshire Cat was a character I had a very specific image of and it's because I just have this thing about cats," says Alice In Wonderland director Tim Burton. "The Cheshire Cat taps into what you might call my hatred of cats." [LAT]
- "I was like a scared child before, but I'm not the scared person I used to be," says Susan Boyle. "I had to learn how to deal with a lot of publicity, and the glare of attention. And that takes a bit to get used to. But I got there in the end!" [People]
- "It's hard to visualize Avatar maybe from the outside as a personal film, but to me in a funny way from my perspective, it's my most personal film because it so accurately reflects my childhood - as a kid who was both an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy and comic books and constantly conjuring all these images in my head before there were VCRs and I could just watch any movie any time I wanted." — James Cameron [LAT]
- In these shocking new pictures, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino reveals his abs. [TMZ]
- "The perfect woman could be anybody out there," says The Situation. "You just gotta keep an open mind, be yourself and you'll eventually find her. I haven't found her yet." [People]
- "Recently, when I was feeling when there was nothing — it was a total desert — I was talking to a friend who's a screenwriter and a friend who's a D.P., and I was saying 'Why don't we just make a movie and do it really cheaply? We have friends who own restaurants and will let us do night shoots. If no one's working anyway, why don't we practice?'" — Maggie Gyllenhaal [LAT]
- "I know everybody is gonna take this wrong: ‘We Are the World,' I love it, and I understand the point and think it's great. But I think ‘We Are the World' is like ‘Thriller' to me. I don't ever wanna see it touched." — Jay-Z [Access Hollywood]
I know it's unpopular, but I often find myself agreeing with shit Megan Fox says. Or at least not immediatly responding with anger or disbelief. I mean, the thing about underwear is true. It's just self-awareness. She knows how she looks, how she comes off. Even if she wasn't trying to be sexy, she's going to look like a sexpot in lingerie. And she wasn't complaining and she certainly didn't say anyone forced her to do the Armani ad.
And if I were Fox, I would have trouble making female friends in the industry too. It's extremely competitive. And Fox's path to fame didn't go through communities which can be more nurturing. Women in the industry who start out in improv, or are working multiple angles (screenwriting, directing), can sometimes find a more welcoming environment with other women. But Fox went the straight up, audition-until-you-break route. That's a tough circuit. It doesn't nurture friendships, especially once you do break in. It mostly fosters jealousy and resentment.
I don't feel sorry for Fox, but I do think she has a point. A lot of the things people criticize her for are just realities of her place in the industry. And if it wasn't her, it would be someone else. What's the point of directing our anger at her, if our beef is really with the way the industry works?