David Beckham has just announced his retirement. He’d been playing with Paris Saint-Germain, helping the team win its first French title in 19 years on Saturday. Here he is celebrating with his teammates at the victory parade on Tuesday. PSG was expected to ask him to stay for another year but he’s decided to turn it down, explaining: “I'm thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level. Full Story
Zhang Ziyi showed up with short hair last night at the Palais in Cannes and I recoiled in horror. The hair. It looked like she’d chopped it, and I was all ready to write an article today, finally with photo accompaniment, about why it’s hard for Chinese girls to do the pixie because of the way it grows out spikey and straight up out our heads. Full Story
Remember in Are You There, God? It’s me, Margaret, when she’s trying on that maxi pad with a belt? For years it freaked me out that maxi pads required belts. What did Ancient Egyptians use as tampons? Do certain foods shorten your cycle? Does the moon regulate your period? Can cold water shorten your cycle? Can pineapple juice prevent pregnancy? Can stress throw off your cycle? Through their Generation Know*program, U by Kotex® is asking girls to share their experiences, get the facts, and talk about what it’s like to deal with vaginal wellness without making it feel awkward or inappropriate. Do you have any stories or myths to dispel? Do you want to know the answers to some of the questions above? Click here Full Story
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Many of you have been asking whether or not Marcus Mumford was in Cannes with Carey Mulligan last night at The Great Gatsby opening. He was. If you can get past Leonardo DiCaprio, he’s sitting behind Carey in the theatre. I wonder if she made it through the entire film without leaving. She says she can’t stand watching herself. Full Story
Nancy! Happy Birthday with love from your best friend Vanessa who wanted you to have some Garrett Hedlund. Done! Full Story
Cannes kicks off today. The Great Gatsby photo call has already happened and people have been hard for weeks about a Baz Luhrmann production opening the festival. Already, even at the jury photo call, Granny Freeze showed up in sparkles so the dress porn tonight at the Palais will be... spectacular. Always. Here’s how Cannes isn’t like the Oscars: they’re not particularly discerning about who they let on their carpet. I’ve seen Phoebe Price on the Cannes carpet before. Several. Times.
Cannes is one of the few places in the world, maybe the only place in the world, where you might find Phoebe Price and Leonardo DiCaprio on the carpet at the same time. It’s outrageous excess, glorified cheese, and shameless star-f*ckery. God I love it. And by the end of it, even the spectators need to detox.
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Attached -- The Great Gatsby photo call and Nicole Kidman at the jury photo call.
Yours in gossip,
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Tom Cruise was at the Star Trek Into Darkness premiere last night. He did not walk the carpet but showed up for the after-party. As you know, it’s not his style to attend the opening of just anything. The official reason is that he was there to support his friends. But this was a strategic move too. Full Story
Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Steveston (just outside Vancouver) today shooting Godzilla. As you can see, he’s muscled up for the role. There’s a little Channing Tatum going on here, non? And a Hulk in his pants. Oh stop. I mean the rip, see? The rip at the crotch? ATJ and his wife Sam Taylor-Wood, together my obsession, have been in Vancouver for several weeks now with their children. Full Story
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Justin Timberlake is now in Cannes. So f-ck everyone because it’s ALL ABOUT PIPSQUEAK. Here he is on the Croisette promoting his next film Spinning Gold, the Neil Bogart biopic that’s just been acquired by Sony for foreign rights, which is why here’s there, in part, to tap dance for foreign money. Full Story
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Sasha’s INTO new rain boots and more Cannes carpet arrivals in LifeStyle.
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