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Christina Ricci

Well HELLO, Christina Ricci!

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Damn, it’s so good to see you, girl. I feel like it’s been ages since Casper and Now and Then and of course, The Addams Family movies. But hey, you did Black Snake Moan and now you’re doing TV’s Pan Am, so I suppose your career’s on the up and up, right? Come on, who am I kidding, your film repertoire is way extensive. Anyway. It’s nice to see more of you, and I’m hoping that this Pan Am business really pans out for you. I’ve always had a soft spot for you in my heart, Harvey Kathleen.

Anyway friends, here’s some recent photos of the ever-beautiful Christina in Manhattan magazine, whatever that is. Enjoy!

Love It or Leave It: Christina Ricci’s Smush-Boob Dress

christina ricci photographed at a NYC event wearing a horrible black dress

Christina Ricci arrived earlier in the week at an event held at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.  And she was wearing what looked like a Fraggle stapled to a magician’s top hat.  Clearly, the only thing she’s missing to complete her oddball ensemble is a fucking rabbit.

Anyway, I love Ricci.  She’s cute and seemingly-fun and funny in that wide-eyed “Me? I’m funny?” kind of way, and I’ve pretty much been a hardcore fan since she played Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family and Kat Harvey in Casper (I also had a wicked big crush on Devon Sawa, though I’m embarrassed to admit that today). I also loved Now and Then, when she played the young version of Rosie O’Donnell. I always kind of laughed about that, too.  Obviously I was a bitchy little snot when I was twelve, as well, because the thought of Christina Ricci growing up to look anything like Rosie O’Donnell was definitely one of those side-splitting, laugh-’til-you-cough-something-up ideas.

Ahem, anyway.

However. This dress, girl? Needs to go back to Morticia’s closet, along with whatever mindset and ideas possessed you to ever, ever wear it.

Get on it!

They Can’t Dress Up as Themselves

Gwen Stefani, Zuma Rossdale, Gavin Rossdale, Kingston Rossdale - Halloween 2009

Considering that a lot of non-famous people probably dressed up like them last night, it’s interesting to see what celebs chose to be for Halloween. I love that Gwen Stefani wasn’t afraid to don a head to toe Jessie (from Toy Story 2) costume to take her kids out trick-or-treating. Gavin gets negative points for taking himself too seriously and not wearing a costume.

Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis and his son both dressed as Eddie Munster while Christina Aguilera and son Max went out as a pair of skeletons. James Gandolfini and designer Christian Siriano both looked unintentionally creepy– one because he was wearing a Homer Simpson mask with the eyes cut out, the other because… well… you’ll see.

Well, That Was Quick


It seems like just the other day that Beet reported that Christina Ricci was engaged to her own personal giant, but now her relationship with comedian Owen Benjamin is kaput.

According to People, Benjamin had a birthday party on Sunday and the couple acted normally.  Sometime after that, they got into a fight and decided that the best plan of action was to part ways.

As it always is with Hollywood splits, the two remain close friends who talk on the phone every day.  You know, all three days that they’ve been apart.

Christina and Owen met last year, were officially a couple in October and engaged in March.  Sorry to say, this whirlwind didn’t have a happy ending.

Christina Ricci Engaged!


Word on the street is that Christina Ricci just got engaged to her comedian boyfriend, Owen Benjamin, although her reps haven’t confirmed it yet.

Christina was apparently out doing some drinking to celebrate this weekend — and, if you read between the lines of Ted Casablanca’s column, probably putting some party favors up her nose. I am of course referring to, uh, nose rings.

Our source was partying at the Palihouse in West Hollywood last Saturday night with his pals next door to the Ricci/Benjamin bash. He briefly spoke to Owen himself, who confirmed it was his engagement party, while Ricci and the couple’s cohorts were in the room engaging in all types of typical late-night H-wood hotel room behavior.

Our source lost an amigo at his shindig, and called the dude’s phone looking for him. Looks like somebody snuck into the wrong fete, since it was Christina Ricci who answered on the other line!

Acting out-of-it from indulging in silliness more appropriate for a bachelorette party, not an engagement soiree, CR started screaming she would “call the f—-cking cops” if our source kept calling her—even ‘tho it wasn’t her phone! Who knew such feisty things came in tiny packages?

Congrats to Owen and Christina! Good luck with this, kids.


Christina Ricci shows it all off at the Whitney Museum’s big gala in NYC.

Also there: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, Patrick Dempsey, and Donatella Versace.