Elle Fanning is growing up so quickly! I feel like she was just, like, 10 the other day and apparently now she’s 16 and I’m feeling old. In any case, she’s always been known as an adorable kid with super blonde hair, but all that is changed now since she’s dyed it a colour Vogue is calling “honey brown” and it looks great!
There’s not much else to talk about here, but celebrity hair colour is apparently a topic of interest to some, so here we are, topic-ing about it. This totally suits her and makes her look older, and it’s a nice change for the cooler weather. I just got my hair cut a few weeks ago and I’ve been dying to dye it a lighter colour but it’s so much effort.
Okay, that’s all the beauty talk I can muster at the moment. What do you think? Was Elle better as a blonde, or is this her best look yet?
Somehow, Elle Fanning is already 16 years old. I swear she was just like, 6 the other day. She’s turning into a great actress and has a solid career in front of her so long as she stays out of trouble – and if she keeps her head screwed on as straight as it seems to be at the moment, I think she’ll be just fine.
She appeared on the cover of Teen Vogue‘s June/July issue and gave an adorable interview in which she talked about her approach to boys:
“Well, I want a boy to like my weird style. If he doesn’t, then he’s not the right person for me. Because if you start dressing one way and it’s not truly you, then you have to stick to it. Otherwise, you wear your weird thing and then he’s like, “What’s that?” and you’re like, “Well, I like it!” And then you are in an uncomfortable situation.”
Elle also has a natural approach to makeup:
“I just feel like it’s better, looking fresh. It’s also sexier not wearing any makeup at all. Like, honestly, if you talk to guys, they’ll all think that.”
And what can’t she live without?
“My Barbie calendar in my room. I put all the details of my day on it. And…it’s so weird, but I save gum wrappers. Like, I have thousands of Double Bubble and Bazooka. I put them all in a Chanel shoe box.”
Cute – and it’s so refreshing to see girls who are comfortable being their age. Not many 16-year-olds in Hollywood would admit that they have a Barbie calendar.
Check out the photos from the shoot below – I think she has an Elizabeth Olsen thing going on (and yes, that’s a compliment).
Anne Hathaway actually blew me away with her punk transformation for the Costume Institute Gala for the “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum (or Met Gala for short). Doesn’t she look great as a blonde? Every year celebs dress to the hilt for the event for whatever the theme is. This year, it’s punk. So keep that in mind when looking at these photos — these looks are supposed to be crazy and over the top.
BEST: Anne Hathaway, January Jones, Sienna Miller
WORST: Almost everyone else, but especially Kerry Washington, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kim Kardashian and honestly there were so many more I couldn’t even deal with.
PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY: Miley Cyrus and Anne Hathaway
Listen up, kiddies: I am a huge horror fan (and here is my favorite horror movie site), but I am also a pauper. So I seldom see movies in the theater unless I am super convinced of either their terrifyingness or their terrible-ness.
The last movie I saw was Insidious, for instance. (Do you have Catholic guilt? Do you suffer from sleep paralysis? If either question earns a “yes,” please do not see Insidious, because it is a Mindfreak in the worst way. Love, Sleepless in Chicago, Still.)
So! Here’s a surprisingly-competent Katie Holmes (with Memento‘s Guy Pearce) in the Guillermo del Toro -produced Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark:
Next: I’ve heard and read a lot of complaints about the trailer for the Francis Ford Coppola’s Twixt, an indie horror starring Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning, and Bruce Dern, with music by Dan Deacon. Folks say the trailer looks cheap; I think it looks like a horror film populated by paper dolls. What do you think?
Finally, here’s perennial unicorn Tilda Swinton—and co-starring John C. Reilly as her husband—in a horrific Bad Seed plot about a mother and her sociopath son (based on a novel based on a true-ish story).
No, no. Not tiny like, that kind of tiny. Tiny as in children.
These absolutely adorable photos of Hailee Steinfeld, Elle Fanning, Chloe Moretz and Natalia Vodianova are in the new issue of Vogue, and they’re making me totally happy. Why? I guess it’s just so nice to see that a new generation of talented ladies is being recognized in such a fancy-ass way. I mean, what’s bigger than being in Vogue, huh?
What do you think about these girls? Do you think any of them could be the next big thing? I’ve got my money on the super cute Chloe Moretz.
Dakota Fanning has dropped out of the film she was to star in with her kid sister, Elle, My Sister’s Keeper. In the film, Dakota and Elle were to play on-screen sisters in the story about a young girl who sues for emancipation from her parents after she learns she was only conceived as a genetic match for her sister who is dying of some illness.
The role would have required Dakota to shave her head, which she reportedly refused to do, and she took her sister with her.
Seriously? They couldn’t have just gotten her a bald cap?
Dakota will be replaced by Abigail Breslin, and Elle will be replaced by Sofia Vassilieva.