Have you ever seen a person or a brand sell out on so many levels that you’re not sure if it’s for real or a total joke? That’s exactly the feeling I got watching this new commercial for Magnum Ice Cream starring Rachel Bilson and directed by Karl Lagerfeld, designer and creative director for Chanel.
I can’t help but wonder if the ad is supposed to be a tongue-in-cheek nod to 90s model worship and the bizarre advertisements of that era, or if it’s just weird and kind of pointless. One would think that shelling out the big bucks to have someone as renowned for his taste as Karl would ensure you’re going to get a classy ad that not only makes sense, but is somewhat ingenious and memorable. However, I’m just a little bit confused and frustrated after watching it. All this money spent on a celebrity endorsement and director and you get this cheap-looking, nonsensical and peculiar spot? Oh, wait. Haven’t we outed Karlie as somewhat of an idiot before?
Is Karl trying to ruin ice cream for us so we’ll be as skinny as his models of choice?
April 25, 2011 at 2:30 pm by Molls
The actress got at least one of her seven tattoos removed. As you can see in these photos, the tat that used to read “thick as thieves” is no longer on her forearm. I’m guessing she may have gotten some other tats removed, too. Why else would she be wearing a cotton dress with her hair down that covers all of her ankle and neck ink?
I have no idea why Hilary had the tattoos removed, but I’m guessing now that she’s a little older, it didn’t make sense to walk around with all of those childish sayings and designs on her body. Hey, Miley, you may wanna take notes.
April 22, 2011 at 5:30 pm by Molls
We’ve talked quite a bit over here about how Britney now just isn’t the same as she used to be, but if you needed any more proof, check out this quote her choreographer, Brian Friedman, gave OK Magazine regarding how he gets BritBrit to remember her moves:
“I feel like a comedian all day when we’re working together. If you do a little squat down to the floor, I always scream, ‘take a poop!’ … I always use analogies with steps because if you remember, ‘take a poop, wipe it off’ then you remember doing a squat and then coming up and doing a hip roll with your hands on your hips.”
I get that all those moves might be difficult to remember for someone who’s fried her brain with prescription pills, but I actually want to vomit thinking about someone talking to me like that in a professional environment. I mean, what kind of moron is this choreographer if this is the best he can come up with?
Can we see if we can come up with something better in the comments than “take a poop, wipe if off?”
I can’t believe I just typed that. I need to go shower.
April 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm by Molls
What’s this we have here? Oh, just an elderly millionaire responsible for one of the most successful publications of all time riding around on a scooter at Disneyland with his girlfriends yesterday.
There’s no question in my mind that Hef has enough people surrounding him (physically and like, emotionally) that he’s still making decisions for himself and that he’s not being taken advantage of too badly, but I dunno. There’s something sad about these photos to me. Maybe five years ago I could believe that this older man was finding some enjoyment in hanging out with barely legal women, but now that he’s decaying before our eyes and seemingly out of it, I don’t know. I’m starting to wonder if he just keeps up this charade because he doesn’t know any other way.
I’m a huge fan of Hef’s (if you can’t respect his business savvy, you need to GTFO,) so I guess I’m just concerned that he’s happy and spending the remaining years of his life in a comfortable and healthy way.
April 22, 2011 at 3:30 pm by Molls
Denise was on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live last night after the Real Housewives of New York (the only reason I was around to watch it,) and of course Andy Cohen asked her about some of the stuff that’s going on with her ex-husband and the father of her two daughters, Charlie Sheen. She didn’t say one bad word about the guy and actually seemed to be genuinely sad about the tragic turn his life has taken in recent months. And she showed some support to Charlie’s newest ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, saying that she gives her a lot of credit for taking control of her addiction and checking herself into treatment.
Denise also mentioned that, while she herself had met Charlie’s Goddesses, her daughters had not. Sounds like she went over and screened them before she brought her kids over, which is exactly what a good mother would do. Plus, she offered to take in Brooke and Charlie’s twin baby boys while their two of them are off doing other things. Totally unnecessary, but the caring and open-hearted thing to do.
I’ve spent plenty of time being annoyed by Denise over trivial, tabloid-y issues throughout the years, but that was pretty quickly washed away after seeing how she’s reacted in the face of true problems.
April 22, 2011 at 2:30 pm by Molls
0Director David O. Russell Begrudgingly Allows an Entire Interview to Be About His Love For Britney Spears
David O. Russell directed The Fighter, one of my favorite movies from last year, as well as I Heart Huckabees, so I wouldn’t exactly imagine him being the biggest Britney Spears fan. Something about dark movies with comedic undertones doesn’t exactly scream “huge pop music” fan to me, but hey, I’m all about the element of surprise.
Russell did an interview with Vulture after checking out a film at the Tribeca Film Festival last night and it’s full of all kinds of sound bites I wasn’t expecting from a grown man. Apparently he’s a huge Britney Spears fan. Like, to the point where he almost hired her for Naomi Watts‘ Huckabees role.
You work with so many different people in movies. Who would you love to work with, no matter how far-fetched?
Woman with O. Russell: Oh, I think that’s easy.
Russell: Really? Then you answer the question.
Woman with O. Russell: Britney.
Russell: Oh yeah, Britney. Yeah.
You’re getting me into so much trouble. Who am I talking to? New York Magazine? This is bad. I’d also love to work with Johnny Depp under any circumstances. I think Britney could be great in a lot of different things, and I’m a huge fan of hers. And I actually auditioned her for a couple things.
Yeah. [To woman.] So there, I gave him something he’s going to write about.
You really want to work with her?
Used in the right way, I think she could be … I’m a believer, I’m not a hater, which I realize more columns and articles are built on hating. You get more journalism out of hating than you do out of loving. But I’m a lover, not a hater. So her, Johnny Depp. Who else would I love to work with? Who’s, like, a musician that I’m always, like, I would die for? … Jack White. Oh, I also, I’m going to say Cher. [Laughing hard.] (more…)