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2Kristen Bell got naked on the beach for ‘Allure’

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Kristen Bell is a new mom, so a lot of attention has been paid as of late to her “post-baby body” and how much weight she can lose in a certain amount of time.  Well, Kristen wanted to put her money where her mouth is when it comes to body confidence, so she did what we all do when we’re having a good day: she got naked on a beach for a major magazine.

As she told Allure:

“I talk a big game about being comfortable in my skin. I wanted to put my money where my mouth was.”

Well, good for her, I guess? I like Kristen Bell, so fair play or whatever, but the whole nudes thing is kinda tacky and unnecessary (for anyone – not her in particular). It’s nonstop! Alas, the whole “no clothes = sexy” thing will be with us forevermore, I fear, so I suppose we need to just accept it. She does look great, so good for her for feeling it, too.

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April 22, 2014 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
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1Weird couple alert: Richard Gere and Padma Lakshmi?

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Richard Gere is one of the original Silver Foxes and ladies love him. Padma Lakshmi was pretty popular while Top Chef was at its height (does that show still air anymore? Has it just fallen off my radar?) and is generally agreed to be pretty hot. Therefore, it kinda makes sense that they’d team up and start dating, right?

From People:

“They’re just getting to know each other,” the source said. “They’re just dating. This is the first person she’s dated since Teddy [Forstmann] passed away and she’s just putting a toe in the water of the dating world again. They’re not sure where it’s going yet.”

Well, that’s nice and vague, “insider” – thanks for the update! These two should be able to keep things under wraps, though. Neither of them are really tabloid fodder so they should be able to avoid too much press and maybe love will flourish!

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April 22, 2014 at 6:00 am by Jennifer

2Pregnant Kelly Clarkson: Cute or the Cutest?

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Kelly Clarkson has been wanting a baby for ages, and she’s getting her wish soon! She and husband Brandon Blackstock are going to be welcoming a little girl in just a couple of months, but Kelly has stayed out of the public eye mostly since making the announcement.

Well, now she’s been photographed pretty heavily pregnant and she looks adorable! I think so, anyway.

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April 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm by Jennifer
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2Is Emma Stone a “bland, basic bitch”?

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Emma Stone is one of those love or hate celebrities – though I haven’t met too many people who dislike her. Still, apparently those people exist, as she’s found a number of detractors online who’ve described her as a “bland, basic bitch”. Fair descriptor? Eh, I dunno.

As the new Vogue cover star for May, Emma talked a lot about her resistance to reading Internet commentary about herself to her relationship with Andrew Garfield.

Here are a few choice quotes…

On the public’s perception of her:

She is the rare person in public life who will straight up tell you that yes, she has Googled herself. “I don’t usually like what I find,” she says. “But some of it is really funny.” Stone mentions Internet comments that referred to her as a “Bland Basic Bitch,” which was probably meant as a dig, but she found it hilarious, to the point that at dinner she now begins to refer to herself as “That Bland Basic Bitch.”

On her love life with Garfield:

“I think I’ve learned a lot by being around him,” Stone says of Garfield. “And, you know, he is an incredibly important person to me.”

The feeling is clearly mutual. Garfield sounds grateful that Stone has been at his side during the far-flung Spider-Man journey. “I thank my lucky stars that we’ve been able to be on this ride together,” he says in an e-mail. “We all need companions in the mystery to get you out of your head and into your heart, to moan to and to take the piss out of it all with.”

I ask Stone about filming scenes with Garfield. Is that stuff easy? Harder?

“It’s not harder,” she says. “It’s fun. It’s been fun working with him just because of who he is as an actor and person. I think it would be fun no matter what.”

On her career ambitions:

Stone was ready to make her Broadway debut as Sally in Cabaret—she got the part after auditioning for Sam Mendes in London—but ran into scheduling difficulties with her Spider-Man obligations. She believes she’ll eventually get a chance to play Sally. “Someday,” she pledges. She talks about other theatrical parts, about taking more chances in film. “The thing I gravitate toward naturally is comedy,” Stone says. “But I want to do different things.” Like what? Maybe some “truly bizarre characters,” she says. Maybe she’ll produce. “I would like to see what I can do.”

I dunno, I kinda like her – or at the very least find her pretty innocuous. Plus, she looks FLAWLESS more often than not, so that’s a thumbs up.

What do you think? Love her? Hate her? Meh on her?

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April 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm by Jennifer
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2Gwyneth Paltrow and GOOP are in big financial trouble

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Last week, Gwyneth Paltrow‘s friend and GOOP CEO Seb Bishop up and quit out of nowhere. It all seemed kind of suspicious, and while people were trying to say it was because he didn’t like that she announced her divorce from a company perspective, it seems like things might be a tad more serious, since GOOP seems to be in over $1 million worth of debt.

From Radar Online:

For two years running, they racked up serious losses totaling more than $300,000 — thanks in part to an interest-free loan Paltrow took from the company coffers!

According to the most recent corporate documentation filed with the Companies House in the U.K., in 2011, GOOP “incurred a loss of $255,312 (£152,060) and had a net liabilities of $259,969 (£154,834).” And in 2012, they reported “a loss of $39,823 (£23,718) and … net liabilities of $298,512 (£177,788).”

It’s not that GOOP wasn’t making money. In fact, in 2012, they raked in more than $1.5 million (£908,378), thanks in part to $463,486 (£276,040) in product sales, as well as an impressive (£222,243) from Groupon promotions and $373,159 (£535,002) in commissions. All told, the company made $1,893,065 (£1,127,456).

But that same year, GOOP spent $98,150 (£58,456) on Goop.com, $79,961 (£47,623) on the notorious GOOP newsletter, $189,590 (£112,918) on product costs, and a whopping $1,564,995 (£932,096) in administrative expenses,” adding up to the grand profit total of a loss of $39,823 (£23,718).

Chief among those “administrative expenses” were Paltrow and CEO Sebastian Bishop’s “renumeration,” or salaries, for which the company allotted $587,653.25 (£350,000), a sizable increase from the previous year’s figure of $172,585 (£102,788), despite the company’s losses.

The documents also show that in 2012, both Paltrow and Bishop were the recipient of interest-free “loans to directors,” with Paltrow’s listed at a balance of $49,025 (£29,200), of which none was paid back, and Bishop’s at $83,617 (£49,800).

Other expenses in 2012 included $456,007 (£271,584) in other wages, $34,507 (£20,551) on travel, nearly $4,000 (£2,118) on “Entertaining,” and nearly $5,000 (£2,951) on “Staff Entertainment.”

Sooooo… basically they were sorta cooking their own books, or at the very least ignoring the dire financial situation to make sure they got paid even if the company was sinking. There are a lot more numbers that are worth taking a look at (if you care about this sort of thing), but it looks like GOOP may soon be taking a bow unless she can sell a whole lot of $500 sweaters soon.

April 21, 2014 at 11:00 am by Jennifer
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2Demi Moore’s going on a yoga retreat when Ashton and Mila get married

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Ashton Kutcher has wasted no time moving on from Demi Moore after their divorce, and he’s now engaged and expecting a baby with Mila Kunis. While Demi has sorta kinda moved on with different dudes, apparently she’s still smarting from her relationship with Ashton and will be meditating the pain away when he decides to tie the knot.

From Radar Online:

“Demi knows she’ll have to endure hearing about the affair — which Ashton is telling mutual friends will be huge and full of A-list Hollywood and tech friends — and seeing pictures. But the wound is still fresh from their divorce and Demi doesn’t want anything to trigger a relapse.”

Moore is banking on details from her daughter Rumer Willis, who remains close with Kutcher.

“When she gets word, either through mutual friends or Rumer, about the exact date, she’s booking a trip to the yogic spiritual center of India, Rishikesh, where she’ll submerge herself in days of waking at 4 a.m., chanting, meditation, yoga by the Ganges River, light eating of only meager portions of vegan foods and dressing in saffron colored robes,” the source revealed.

“She’ll be cut off from all technology including phones, Internet and TV, so she’ll be able to avoid the whole thing.”

And her getaway isn’t just reserved for the wedding. “She plans a similar, though less intense and far away retreat to coincide with the birth of their child in October,” the source added.

Kinda fucked up that Demi is the one who comes out of this whole thing being painted like some sad sack who can’t get her shit together because ASHTON KUTCHER, the guy who hosted Punk’d, is not her husband anymore. I mean, I’m sure he’s different privately than he is as a public persona, and the heart wants what it wants and all that, but come on.

I’m on Team Demi here, and if she wants to do whip its and lose her damn mind, leave her to it!

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April 21, 2014 at 10:00 am by Jennifer
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