"The Help" is one film we haven't heard about in a while, but now DreamWorks has released some new stills from the flick, and we couldn't be more thrilled. Enter Emma Stone as Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan, the film's protagonist. She's a young socialite growing up in the 1960s who decides after college that she's going to be a writer and starts interviewing the black women who have spent their entire lives taking care of white Southern families in a small Mississippi town. Needless to say, things get a little crazy from there.
What do you think about these first photos of Emma as Skeeter? Is she what you pictured the character to look like? Do you think she has the right look for the young writer? Click on after the jump and let us know in our poll!
As if being a country superstar and serial celeb-dater didn't keep her busy enough, Taylor Swift has signed on to develop her own line of perfume with Elizabeth Arden that will be released in Fall 2011, according to a press release.
"I have always loved how fragrance can shape a memory the way certain scents remind you of events and people that are imprinted in your thoughts," Taylor said. "Lately I've been having fun experimenting with combining some of my favorite scents, so I'm really excited about working with Elizabeth Arden to develop my own unique fragrance."
The "Mine" singer is just the latest starlet to bottle a signature scent. (Don't believe us? Check out our flipbook of celebrities and their fragrances.) And we'll bet a dozen cartons of TayTay's perfume that she won't be the last, either.
Who should be next? We have a few ideas. Read our contenders after the jump, and cast your vote! (And, as always, if we forgot your fave, chime in in the comments section.)
Today, moviegoers in New York and Los Angeles will finally get to see Kristen Stewart's latest, "Welcome to the Rileys." K-Stew is already receiving raves for the risky project, in which she plays a runaway stripper named Mallory. The movie, which also stars James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo, is quite the departure from the "Twilight Saga," which made Kristen a household name. It seems she can hold her own with two acting heavyweights, but it isn't the first time Kristen has been impressive in other movies. While we here (and all of you guys) will always love the 20-year-old actress best for playing Bella Swan, we were curious as to which non-"Twilight" Kristen Stewart role you liked best.
From her previous forays into indies (as terminally ill teen Georgia in "The Cake Eaters") to nostalgic comedy (playing the cool but conflicted love interest Em in "Adventureland") to rocker biopics (as the iconic rocker Joan Jett in "The Runaways") to romantic dramas (as the neighbor of Adam Brody in "In The Land of Women"...hey, it's a tough job...) and sweeping epics (a hippie who falls for fellow drifter Chris McCandless in the big-screen adaptation of "Into The Wild"), there's plenty to love on Kristen's resume so far. Vote in our poll and let us know which of K-Stew's other roles you like best!
We generally don't pay too much attention to superheroes around these parts (that's more the province of our brother blog Splash Page), but when they look like Chris Evans, well, they're hard to ignore. Chris, donning Captain America's red-white-and-blues, covers this week's Entertainment Weekly, and all we can say is, "Rescue me?"
With rippling muscles, fearless attitudes and fancy costumes, there's a lot to like (and swoon over) when it comes to caped crusaders. But is Chris' Captain America the hottest one yet (don't forget Ryan Reynolds will suit up as the Green Lantern very soon...)? Vote in our poll after the jump to decide once and for all who the sexiest superhero is! And as always, if we forgot your favorite, tell us in the comments section.
First "The Hills," now "The City." After two seasons, Whitney Port's New York City-set reality show will not be returning to the MTV airwaves. Let's pour out a Cosmo in its memory.
Okay, now that the mourning portion of this post is over, let's look to the future—cause that's what Miss Port's doing. When she stopped by Ryan Seacrest's radio show on Monday, the leggy blond told the less-leggy, frosted-tipped blond that she has plans. "I'm working on some other things," Whitney hinted. "It's okay. One door closes and another opens." Though Whitney was a bit vague about what's waiting behind those doors, we've got a few ideas of our own. Check out our suggestions for Whitney's new gig and vote for your favorite!
It's a big day for "Sex and the City" alumni. Hot on the heels of news Michael Patrick King is writing and directing a Home Shopping Network-themed comedy starring Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey and Sandra Bullock, comes word that "SATC" actress Kristin Davis scored a deal of her own—on TV. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kristin will star in a half-hour NBC comedy called "The Happiness Project," about a woman's mission to become, duh, a happier individual. The series is based on a memoir by Gretchen Rubin, a former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. This news got us wondering which other "SATC" stars we'd like to see back on the small screen. Cast your vote after the jump for the actress (or actor!) who should score a TV deal next!
And the plot thickens. A day after the Parents Television Council decried GQ's November cover featuring "Glee" stars Cory Monteith, Lea Michele and Dianna Agron in a saucy embrace, Dianna has offered up a sort-of apology. The 24-year-old took to her blog to discuss the controversy, writing:
In the land of Madonna, Britney, Miley, Gossip Girl, other public figures and shows that have pushed the envelope and challenged the levels of comfort in their viewers and fans…we are not the first. Now, in perpetuating the type of images that evoke these kind of emotions, I am sorry. If you are hurt or these photos make you uncomfortable, it was never our intention. And if your eight-year-old has a copy of our GQ cover in hand, again I am sorry. But I would have to ask, how on earth did it get there?
Dianna goes on to say that the actors were asked to portray "heightened versions" of their "Glee" characters (the "Hit Me Baby One More Time" iterations, as she put it), admitting that the shoot theme wasn't her favorite idea but that she agreed to it anyway.
If you read yesterday's opinion piece about the controversy, then you know where our allegiances lie on this issue, but we want to hear from you! Do you think Dianna (or any of the "Glee" cast members, for that matter) owe anyone an apology? Cast your vote after the jump!
If all publicity truly is good publicity, then lad mag GQ has hit paydirt with its sexy "Glee"-themed November cover featuring stars Cory Monteith, Lea Michele and Dianna Agron in a scantily clad, bootylicious embrace. A day after the pics hit the interwebs, the backlash has begun led by the Parents Television Council. The watchdog group released a statement today decrying the "Glee" photoshoot, using some fairly strong language to do so.
"It is disturbing that GQ, which is explicitly written for adult men, is sexualizing the actresses who play high school-aged characters on 'Glee' in this way. It borders on pedophilia. Sadly, this is just the latest example of the overt sexualization of young girls in entertainment," said PTC President Tim Winter. "Many children who flocked to 'High School Musical' have grown into 'Glee' fans. They are now being treated to seductive, in-your-face poses of the underwear-clad female characters posing in front of school lockers, one of them opting for a full-frontal crotch shot. By authorizing this kind of near-pornographic display, the creators of the program have established their intentions on the show's direction. And it isn't good for families."
I agree that the over-sexualization of teens (especially young women) is a problem in today's media, but the argument put forth by the PTC has several logical holes that simply can't be filled.
Willow Smith's new music video "Whip My Hair" briefly premiered on Just Jared today (don't worry, it will be back at 7 p.m. ET!), and while we're a little concerned about why a 9-year-old feels she needs to be whipping her hair, we like the lesson behind the jam regardless. "You can't be afraid to be yourself," the daughter of Will Smith and Jada-Pinkett Smith dished to JJ. "You have to be yourself and you can't let anyone tell you that it's wrong!" Who wouldn't agree with that! There are so many celebrities out in Hollywood with plenty of hair that we are dying to see whip around. But we want to hear from you! Who would you would most like to see whip their hair?