“Hey Valentina, tell your mama she should give me a call
When she get tired of runnin’ after you down the hall
And she’s all worn out from those late-night feedings
and she’s ready for another rock and roll meeting.”
The subtle lyrics to Prince’s new song, “Valentina.” Incidentally, Prince has obviously had a thing for Salma Hayek for quite awhile. In his 2001 song “Liquid Dreams,” he sang, “Angelina Jolie’s lips to kiss in the dark, underneath Cindy C’s beauty mark. When it comes to the test, well Tyra’s the best, and Salma Hayek brings the rest.”
April 9, 2009 at 1:46 pm by Wendie
Every once in a while, I come across a story that leaves me a little speechless. This would be one of those times.
Salma Hayek is on the cover of April’s issue of InStyle and talking all about how her billionaire husband helped her through the devastating burden of figuring out what to wear.
François was my stylist,” Hayek, 42, tells InStyle for its April issue about the champagne Bottega Veneta gown she wore to the Golden Globes. It was Christmas and I was just overwhelmed with so many things to do. He said, ‘Let me help you. How can I help?’
And I said, ‘Well, I have to pick a dress for the Golden Globes,’ Hayek continues, recounting her conversation with hubby François Henri-Pinault, whose company PPR oversees Balenciaga, Gucci and YSL. So Bottega Veneta sent swatches and sketches, and François worked with the designer Tomas Maier, and he took care of everything.
A man picked out and designed this dress? Well, that explains the neckline.
March 18, 2009 at 8:14 am by Wendie
Though the couple split last summer, they were soon seen spending time together again, fueling reconciliation rumors. Sounds like rich Gucci guy came up with a pre-nup that Salma and wondertot Valentina could live with. With an estimated $16.9B fortune at stake, I certainly hope so!
Best of luck to the happy couple!
February 16, 2009 at 5:43 am by Wendie
May I ask a question? Really a series of questions: If Rachael Ray hadn’t been sanctioned by Oprah, would anyone know who she is? What is wrong with Rachael Ray’s voice and why won’t she fix it? Would anyone be willing to sign a petition to outlaw the use of words such as “Yumm-o” and “Dee-lish”? Thank you for any insight you can provide.
Salma Hayek taped a segment on The Rachael Ray Show, airing today, in which she talks about her amazing little wondertot. Apparently little sixteen-month-old Valentina is tri-lingual; she can speak Spanish, French and English. I have three children and I’d like to say that my kids weren’t, uh….mono-lingual at sixteen months. But Valentina was made from Gucci sperm so she’s special.
Salma’s little United Nations interpreter-in-training also sees dead people. Hayek told Rachael, “Last night she saw a ghost. I’m convinced. Last night she woke up and her eyes were open. And she’s looking at one specific point and she’s going, ‘No no no no, au revoir,’ which means goodbye in French … And she’s looking at someone, but there’s no one there. I was so scared, and I’m like, ‘Yes, au revoir, whoever you are, get out!’ And then she started saying it in English: ‘Bye bye, bye bye!’ I guess she was trying in different languages to see what nationality this ghost was to go away. It was terrifying!”
It’s time for a dose of honesty: if a kid doesn’t have the intelligence to not shit themselves, they don’t have the intelligence to try out their smorgasbord of languages on an apparition to determine how to communicate on the most effective level.
February 11, 2009 at 7:46 am by Wendie
Salma recently confided during a USATODAY interview that during her trip to Africa she felt a deep maternal need to intervene in the case of one child whose mother was unable to breastfeed.
“The baby was perfectly healthy, but the mother didn’t have milk. He was very hungry. I was weaning Valentina, but I still had a lot of milk that I was pumping, so I breast-fed the baby,” she says, her voice dropping.
“You should have seen his eyes. When he felt the nourishment, he immediately stopped crying.”
Well, she definitely has all the necessary equipment.
This is decidely noble of her and I applaud Salma for her, uh….generosity, but the whole situation is somewhat awkward. I just imagine the whole thing with the interviewer going something like that scene in Meet the Parents where Ben Stiller’s character claims to have milked his cat.
February 7, 2009 at 10:48 am by Soleil
“I’m like an alcoholic. It is like, I don’t care if I cry, I don’t care if I am fat, I am just going to do it for one more week, one more month, and then when I see how much good it is doing her and I can’t stop.”
Salma Hayek, discussing breastfeeding her 14-month-old daughter, Valentina.