You know what I love? Seriously, all joking aside? When I hear certain celebrities talking like they’re normal people, when everyone thinks that the idea couldn’t be further from the truth for some of them. See, Hilary Duff has been a big proponent of “the weight’ll come off when the weight comes off,” and now Kate Beckinsale‘s jumping on the wagon, too, because she apparently put on a crap-ton of weight during her pregnancy (though you wouldn’t know it to look at her size zero body now).
From a recent interview with Glamour UK, Kate on pregnancy and what it does to womens’ bodies:
“There’s an obsessional hatred of normal human processes. Pregnancy changes a woman’s body and it should. It isn’t normal to not look like you’ve had a baby immediately after you’ve had a baby. I was gigantic after I had Lily – I put on a good 3 ½ stone, and it didn’t go ‘til I stopped breast feeding… I was lucky that Britain wasn’t so paparazzi-orientated [then]. I was allowed to get on with it and enjoy my baby – and figure out what being a mother was all about instead of worrying about [fitting into] my f**king jeans.”
Which I agree with. Women would be better off focused on the important things post-baby, and not—if I can take a page out of Kate’s vocabulary book—fitting into their f-cking jeans.
Hilary, who was also under fire this past week for—oh my God, can you imagine—wearing a bathing suit in public when she’s not yet “done” losing her baby weight (see above photo), responds through In Touch magazine and has some point-blank things to say about those criticizing her body and those dwelling on shit that just. doesn’t. matter:
“Say it to my face. I’m not perfect, but I feel fantastic. This is how it goes for most women – the weight doesn’t fall off overnight. I don’t care what people say. I’m not back to where I want to be, but I’m not stressing it.”
This was in response to certain critics who claim that Hilary is disgusting and slovenly and lazy because she’s not back to her former weight a whole THIRTEEN WEEKS after her son, Luca Cruz, was born. Here’s the best of the comments, also from In Touch:
“A month or so ago I was concerned that she wouldn’t even try to lose weight,” wrote one online critic. “Now I’m convinced she doesn’t even care how she looks, gross!”
Can we get an ‘amen’ here? Seriously, guys.
July 3, 2012 at 11:30 am by Sarah
Look, you guys, it’s Kate Beckinsale! We haven’t even mentioned Kate Beckinsale in over two years, and the last time we ran an actual story about her was back in 2009, when she left her dog in her car, and that’s a mighty long time in these parts.
So what has Kate been up to all this time? Probably just like filming Underworld movies back to back that no one wants to see, right? Nah, she’s just reading to her kid all the time is all.
From Us Weekly:
Kate Beckinsale is passionate about reading, but says her daughter’s passion for The Twilight Saga nearly “ruined” their family’s Christmas!
During National Reading Month in March, the Total Recall star, 38, teamed up with “The Nestle Share the Joy Reading Program” to promote the importance of children’s literacy.
Beckinsale told Us Weekly, “One of the things I like about the Nestle program is that it is very good with providing reading materials to children who are from low income families and don’t have access in their homes… [to] age appropriate reading material.”
The actress has a 13-year-old daughter, Lily, with her ex Michael Sheen, 43. The couple separated in 2003 after eight years and Beckinsale married Len Wiseman, 38, in 2004.
“I’ve been very obsessed with reading since I was tiny,” she shared. “My mum was a big reader and very much imposed reading on me and I’m the same with my daughter, who’s a huge reader.”
Recalled Beckinsale, “She read Twilight and was completely obsessed with them. It actually almost ruined Christmas one year because all she wanted to do was be a vampire and she didn’t want anything on her Christmas list.”
The actress read to her daughter “every night for 11 something years” until it became “a little less appropriate” as Lily grew up.
“I did read the entire Harry Potter, which, you know they got pretty long in the end,” she explained to Us Weekly. “We did all that and that was a really fun thing for us.”
Let’s get one thing straight: it is always completely appropriate to read to someone. Always. During college, my BFF read the entire Harry Potter series to a group of us, and it was absolutely wonderful. We would go to her room and be like “please, I have a midterm tomorrow and if I have to study this algebra bullshit* for one more second, I’m going to go crazy, so can we read the next chapter of Order of the Phoenix now?” And it was always so soothing.
But man, is it kind of disturbing to anyone else that her daughter was so into Twilight that she wanted to be a vampire for Christmas?
*Listen, my college algebra class was a joke. It took me four hours to complete the final, and that was with multiple instances of going to her desk and asking her for help. I’d be like “I’m having trouble with this question,” and she’d be all “you just have to use the Pythagorean theorem,” and I’d be like “what?” She said “that’s middle school geometry,” and I was just like “whatever.” I made a B in the class, but that was because about three and half hours into the final, two hours after everyone else in the class was done, she asked me what my major was, probably because she couldn’t believe I was having so much trouble. I told her I was a theatre major, and she said “ohhh.” She said “theatre would be really hard for me,” and I said “probably like algebra is really hard for me.” And that’s my algebra story.
April 15, 2012 at 8:30 am by Emily
I don’t understand why AskMen.com always tells us the most desirable person of a given year at the beginning of the year. Is this the person that we desired the most in 2009 and that we’re not recognizing until 2010 or are they telling us who we’re supposed to concentrate on desiring in 2010? I don’t need to pull a muscle in my brain trying to sort this out, AskMen.com. SPELL. IT. OUT.
Anyway! You guys! Literally, you guys! You all voted on the top 99 hotties on AskMen.com and they’ve just released their surprising annual list. OK, let me rephrase that. I am not shocked by the list, it’s actually who I would have picked, too. Rather, I am surprised that everyone didn’t just vote for Megan Fox. Meggo didn’t even make the top 10, she fell on the list at 11. Number 1 is actually the young lady pictured above, Emmanuelle Chriqui. You probably know her as Eric on Entourage‘s fiance Sloan. I’d like to congratulate the men of the world for ranking a seemingly sweet and charming woman as desirable. You’ve come so far.
Also in the top ten? Numbers two and three are Marisa Miller and Kate Beckinsale. Following them are Alessandra Ambrosio, Jessica Alba, Beyonce, Penélope Cruz, Cheryl Cole, Eva Mendes and Miranda Kerr. Not a bad list and not really anyone I would qualify as “scarily skanky” in sight. Maybe in these hard economic times men mostly “desire” smart and dependable women that can act as a pillar of strength for them, or maybe it’s just a coincidence that none of them give me “ho vibes”.
Who would you rank as the most desirable woman?
January 19, 2010 at 10:04 am by Molls
Wait until PETA gets ahold of this! Kate Beckinsale spent hours — it takes time to look as good as she does — in the Byron Tracy salon in L.A. last week while her dog was outside, locked in the car. The poor harnessed pooch didn’t have any water and all the windows were rolled up according to the photographers who snapped these pics. Can a dog die this way? I know that it’s not the best idea for toddlers. And, does it seem like Kate really cares? If I had highlights like those, I’m not sure I would either. Priority: Hair. Secondary: Dog. (Before you start sending me “You and Michael Vick are Made for Each Other” hate mail, that’s sarcasm.)
This incident comes a little over a month after the actress was seen picking up the same dog by his leash. Of course, her hair looked great then too!
November 23, 2009 at 1:01 pm by Wendie
It’s almost the weekend and everyone is losing their minds. Is it my imagination or has this been the longest Friday ever? I know that all days are supposed to be the same 24 hours, but I question that. I know I’m not alone in my disgust of the length of this day. Would some tits and ass make you feel better?
Kate Beckinsale has been named Esquire’s “Sexiest Woman Alive”. Instead of just a glossy photo spread, Kate has graced the universe with a two-minute video of her prancing around in a bra, stripper shoes and not much else.
October 2, 2009 at 12:13 pm by Wendie
Nobody gives a damn about Kate Beckinsale. We never see pictures of her, we never hear about her, and I bet you didn’t even know she had a daughter.
Then she goes and makes some off-hand remark about how she might eat vagina were the alternative option sushi, and suddenly the photo agencies can’t take enough pictures of her.
Here’s Kate with her husband, director Len Wiseman, and daughter Lily at what appears to be Cross Creek Village in Malibu.