We had stomach issues at our place this weekend. The result? Books and television. Tell you about the books later this week when I finish reading. As for the television -- Charlie’s Angels Full Throttle was on Saturday. It’s been exactly 10 years. We should do this more often, you know? See movies a decade later, if only to spot the faces that emerge beyond the leads.
Like... Shia LaBeouf!
I had NO idea Shia LaBeouf was in Charlie’s Angels!
He’s the nerd kid who gets adopted by the Bosley Bernie Mac family, remember? No. You don’t. But it will become your preoccupation if you watch it back now. Because back then, you would never, ever have predicted that that awkward looking teenager with the crazy would go on to become...Shia LaBeouf. Read Full Intro
This is the funniest sh-t you will read all day. And when you get the part about Ryan Lochte, I promise you will fall over (Dlisted)
Porny, the pregnant bridesmaid (Too Fab)
Look at these photos. Then admire Roberto Cavilli’s girlfriend’s gag reflex (The Superficial)
Can you imagine Hugh Jackman walking around telling people to “get f-cked”? (Just Jared)
Christie Brinkley at 59 (Hollywood Tuna)
I really don’t like looking at photos of Tom Cruise with his shirt off (Pop Sugar)
Oh Jonathan Rhys Meyers. I worry about you. And your eyes. (Cele|bitchy)
Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner have dinner (Socialite Life)
Does Selena Gomez have a new boyfriend? (Celeb Dirty Laundry)
Heidi Klum: big stripes and little stripes (I'm Not Obsessed)
Kanye West’s girlfriend gave birth to Kanye West’s baby the other day. Beyonce posted a message on her Tumblr to congratulate them. Which we’re supposed to take as evidence that they don’t hate each other although I take it more to mean that it was out of respect for Kanye. Full Story
Courteney Cox celebrated her 49th birthday this weekend over dinner with her friends, some famous, some not. The famous ones included Laura Dern, Jennifer Meyer, and Isla Fisher. Also I think one of the dudes from her show though since I don’t watch it, and I’m too lazy to google, you figure out for yourself which one. Full Story
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So much goodness going on in this set of photos... First of all, it’s always good when Hot Harry is on a horse. And it’s even better when Hot Harry spends time with the children. And it’s hilarious when Hot Harry is in the presence of a fan girl who cannot handle his ginger sizzle. Full Story
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Total Photo Assumption here but still... I love her, and I study her face, and it seems like, well, I feel like this is my G’s white knuckle face. Can you see it? Gwyneth Paltrow was in Chicago on Saturday to be honoured at the Gene Siskel Film Centre. Tickets were $400 and it was sold out. Full Story
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Eddie Redmayne played tennis with some other celebrities at the Rally Against Cancer charity match at the AEGON Championships in London the other day. I kept looking at this shot of him thinking it was a two hand forehand, evidence of my right hand bias. Because when I asked my husband Jacek, a leftie, to help me figure out why Eddie was hitting a two hand forehand, he told me I was an idiot. Full Story
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The MuchMusic Video Awards happened last night in Toronto. And our Canadian pride and joy, our answer to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, blessed the occasion with a lot of leather, a lot of extensions, and a spiked crown. Avril performed at the event and won an award. Chad did not perform as he was only there to support his future wife, without his bandmates. Full Story
Mad Men Season 6 Episode 12 recap Those three items are treats on their own - it really is Christmas around this episode of Mad Men. I haven’t even begun in my own head to address all the accents and voices in the Rosemary’s Baby homage, because I have been so mentally occupied with Sally Draper. Full Story
That was my first impression watching the first trailer for Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio -- Jesus, Matthew McConaughey’s become quite the scene stealer, non? We might be looking at a double nomination for McConaughey next award season: Best Actor for The Dallas Buyers Club and Supporting for Wall Street? So. Full Story
My Obsession, the Taylor-Johnsons, have been in Vancouver for the last couple of months while Aaron Taylor-Johnson works on Godzilla (with Walt White). By the way, I was on a flight with Bryan Cranston a couple of weeks ago. He was super low key, very unassuming. Looked like a regular business man. Full Story
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You see Man Of Steel this weekend? Some of you must have. The movie opened huge, setting the record for biggest all time in June. As predicted then, Man Of Steel will probably come in at #2 when the year is over, after only Iron Man 3. Which means they’ll get going on a sequel soon. For Henry Cavill though, as I’ve been saying, and judging by the horny emails you’ve been sending me the last few days, it means he can’t take the bus anymore. Full Story
I wish we could have a conversation about Wendi Deng the way Chinese people, like my ma, the Chinese Squawking Chicken, talk about Wendi Deng. But this is not a cultural history blog. And it would be impossible to give you a comprehensive understanding of the foundations of some of our assumptions, which are often unfair and always totally gossipy. Nothing could be more gossipy than the imperial ranking system for Chinese emperors and their companions and the resulting backstabbing and intrigue that characterised the ancient Chinese courts. These were the soap operas of my youth. The Legend of Chung Mo Yim was my favourite of them all.
Chung was the emperor’s first wife. As was customary back then, the emperor could have as many consorts as he wanted. Chung’s emperor was a fool, so she was sent from heaven to protect him and the dynasty. Read Full Intro