If you’re dying to express your love for this year’s star-studded blockbusters on your nails, you’re in luck: Here are some tutorials based on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, The Fault in Our Stars, and more.
It’s still so fresh in our minds: the Prince of Malibu watching longingly as The Queen of “Laguna Beach” heads off
into the sunset onto a Hollywood sound stage, signaling the end to one of the most popular MTV shows of all time, but catching “Hills” fans completely off guard with the “set” reveal, and leaving a gnawing question (What was actually REAL???) that still lingers ’til this day. Damn you, Adam DiVello!
So maybe the term “reality TV” didn’t perfectly apply to “The Hills,” but our utter devotion to the series’ every twist, turn and memorable one-liner remained true the whole way through. From Heidi and LC’s “You’re a sucky person!” argument to Lo’s re-naming of Justin to Justin Bobby, we were certainly never at a loss for blog material! And now that MTV will be airing an alternate version of the finale on August 9 (at the conclusion of its RetroMTV Brunch marathon), our creative juices are flowing. Will Lauren Conrad return? Will Kristin and Brody share a full-on lip-lock? Or maybe Justin will burp a beautiful goodbye as his send-off to Audrina? The possibilities are endless, so we dreamed up a few of our own.
Read the rest on MTV.com: MTV Will Air A ‘Hills’ Alternate Ending In August — Here Are Some Guesses On What It Could Be!
Between his successful ’90s boy-band comeback tour with New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men, a new album of lullabies written for his 10-month-old son, Camden, and various TV hosting gigs, 98 Degrees frontman Nick Lachey is one busy man. But the 39-year-old ex-heartthrob found a few minutes to talk with TIME…
Read the rest on Time.com: Nick Lachey on Playing a Comeback Tour (and Sometimes Forgetting His Own Lyrics)
Pop culture geeks rejoice: 105-year-old sneaker maker Converse is teaming up with The Simpsons for a shoe collection inspired by characters from the long-running (it’s in its 25th season!) animated TV show.
Read the details on TIME Style: On Heels Of Countless Famous Collaborations, Converse Launches “The Simpsons” Sneakers
I recently talked to Samantha Bee from The Daily Show about sharing beauty products with her husband, her work-life balance, and Jon Stewart’s grooming habits. Read entire article on YourTango. Here are some choice quotes/outtakes which aren’t in the article:
On her beauty routine (since she’s promoting a campaign with Dove): “I’m old-fashioned when it comes to my beauty routine. I feel like we’re all so concerned right now with peeling away layers of skin. It actually behooves all of us to let some of that sit for awhile. Hold on to the skin you have. Buff it a little bit, but don’t get too crazy.”
On sharing beauty products with her husband, Jason Jones from The Daily Show: “I used to put skincare products in Jason’s stocking every year for Christmas, but two years later, I would find those products unopened. I just stopped, because he just uses what I use.”
On Jon Stewart’s grooming routine (I just had to ask her about that, since he’s one of my biggest TV crushes): “I think he looks good. He pulls it together in the end; he’s pretty casual. He’s not a dresser-upper around the office: I think he’s so focused on working hard.”
On working with her husband, and parenting their three kids: “We work together, we walk to work together, we share an office. We have our desks up against each other, and our computers face each other. In general, I love it. It’s good for us as parents, because we have three little kids, so we get a lot of our adult conversations — and by adult I don’t mean X-rated — out of the way when we’re at work and walking to work, and accomplishing tasks together. So when we go home, we’re really focused on our kids. It’s not relationship check-in time for us; we’ve already done that. It’s been a really great arrangement. I don’t really know what we would do if we didn’t work together. And we write together outside of work, too. Man, we are really up in each others’ grills all the time.”
Above: Jessica Chastain and Amy Adams at the Oscars, in Armani Privé and Oscar de la Renta, respectively.
What do these two ladies have in common, besides being Oscar nominees this year? They’re rocking pale, natural skin—sans unhealthy tanning beds or ugly spray tans. Overly-bronzed celebs should take a cue from these gorgeous, pasty redheads, who aren’t wearing any more color than tinted moisturizer. (But hey, when you have a golden-bronze dress like Jessica’s Armani, who even needs a tan?) Even the fashion world is taking note. Coco Rocha tweeted with #nospraytan:
— Coco Rocha (@cocorocha) February 24, 2013
Can the pale-skin celeb trend trickle down to the masses soon enough? I really hope so. It’s so much more flattering, healthy and simply honest to let your pale self shine.
In other news, I just can’t get enough of Amy Adams’ feathery Oscar de la Renta— I did think her hairstyle could be a bit more flattering though—take a cue from Jessica’s glamorous, effortless waves. And who did Jessica’s red lipstick? It so perfectly accentuates her glowing dress.
More about celebs:
Keira Knightley may adore her $40,000 round-cut diamond engagement ring—she recently said she loves doing the “engagement shuffle,” waving her left hand back and forth for all to see. But we can be sure we won’t be spotting the Anna Karenina star out wedding dress shopping or cake tasting anytime soon.
Read the rest on Brides.com: Keira Knightley Is Not Wedding-Dress Shopping Anytime Soon
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In Safety Not Guaranteed, two interns at Seattle Magazine, Darius (Aubrey Plaza) and Arnau (Karan Soni), accompany their boss Jeff (Jake Johnson) on assignment to find a mysterious would-be time traveler in rural Washington state. The traveler, a small-town guy named Kenneth (Mark Duplass) has posted a classified ad looking for an able time-traveling partner who will have to bring his or her own weapons. Safety, as you can imagine, is not guaranteed, according to the ad. The guy also claims he’s successfully time-traveled once before. Everyone wonders just how crazy Kenneth is, and they’re mostly in it for the story. The recently-graduated Darius, however, seems to crave adventure more than anything. She offers to win Kenneth over and report the scoop back to Jeff.
Read the rest on YourTango: Safety Not Guaranteed: Two Girls, One Review
Amanda Green and I went to a press screening of The Five-Year Engagement last night. Instead of writing a “real” review, we decided to let you in on our gal-to-gal dialogue about the movie. Here’s approximately what we said as we took the escalator down from the movie theater, and walked down the street to get tea (yes, we’re boring, we drink tea):
Read the rest on YourTango: The Five-Year Engagement: Two Girls, One Review