Day: January 13, 2009

Freida Pinto Movies Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire‘s Freida Pinto Meets Angelina Jolie With Mouth Full of Pastry

Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto recalls meeting Angelina Jolie for the first time–and being completely embarrassed because her mouth was full!

“I had a funny experience with Angelina Jolie,” Pinto says of meeting Jolie a the Critic’s Choice Awards. “I really wanted to go up to her and tell her how much I admire her and what a big fan I am but I didn’t want to sound like a big creepy girl.”

While waiting for the right moment, Jolie eventually approaches Pinto as the Indian beauty’s mouth is stuffed with a pastry.

“Talk about bad timing!” Pinto says of her embarrassing moment, before adding, “They’re so supportive of the film: Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie—all three of them loved the film and that means so much to me!”

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Michelle Obama ObamaNation

Michelle Obama Picks Designer Michael Smith As White House Decorator

With less than a week before Barack Obama is sworn into office, Michelle Obama has chosen American designer Michael Smith to handle the traditional task of redecorating the White House.

“Laura Bush has been a wonderful steward of The White House and created a beautiful residence for her family. I look forward to adding our own touch to the East Wing and creating a living space where our family feels comfortable, happy and settled. Michael shares my vision for creating a family friendly feel to our new home and incorporating some new perspectives from some of America’s greatest artists and designers,” Michelle said in a statement.

Smith, a native of California, whose design style is described as “a delicate blend of European tradition and American modernism” has racked up numerous awards and is behind a bevy of exclusive interior furnishings including Jasper, a high end line of furniture and fabric. His clients include Stephen Spielberg, Dustin Hoffman, Brian Grazer, and Rupert Murdoch.

Some of the answers Smith gives to Domino magazine’s editor-in-chief Deborah Needleman hints at his down-to-earth sensibility and a little bit of design humor:

Needleman: Does every grand room need something humble?

Smith: Yes, and something brown.

Needleman: Yay or nay on fake flowers?

Smith: I love them, but they must be good ones and placed in areas where your perception is softened–not unlike on a movie set.

Needleman: How do you feel about the decorator-karate-chopped pillow?

Smith: That move should be punishable with a jail sentence.

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Movies Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey Thanks God for Kate Winslet’s Real Breasts

Golden Globe winner Kate Winslet was on Oprah today and was praised by the Queen of ALL media, not for her acting, but for her “real breasts!”

Referencing her sexually explicit drama, The Reader, Winfrey gushes to Winslet, “I love the fact that you have real breasts!”

“In all the scenes, your breasts do what real breasts do,” Oprah pointed out, saying that unlike augmented breasts they flap under her underarm when they lie down!

“God bless your real breasts,” Winfrey said, and Winslet thanks her.

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Mad Men TV

Show Creator Matthew Weiner Doesn’t Know if Mad Men‘s ‘Happening’ Next Season with AMC

The fate of Mad Men has been allegedly sealed by AMC, but creator Matthew Weiner says he’s uncertain about the show’s future, which he calls “unknowable.”

“I don’t know anything about next season — I don’t even know if it’s happening,” Weiner told E! News at the Emmys. “I don’t even know what to tell you. I don’t know what to say … I’ve done everything I can. That’s all I can tell you.”

While Weiner has yet to sign on the dotted line, the show will be coming back with the actors. But they’re not all happy-go-lucky about going at it alone without Weiner.

Christina Hendricks, who plays sexy office manager Joan Holloway, said, “There is no show without Matthew.”

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Color on the Cover Feuds ObamaNation Politics

Color on the Cover: Ms. Magazine Says Barack Obama is a Feminist


The special inaugural issue of Ms. Magazine displays a photoshopped image of President-Elect Barack Obama performing a Superman-like stripping of his suit to reveal a T-shirt that reads: “THIS IS WHAT A FEMINIST LOOKS LIKE.”

But feminists are pissed—and the feminist magazine says the concept came from Obama himself who proclaimed: “I am a feminist.”

Ms. adds that Obama “ran on the strongest platform for women’s rights of any major party in American history.” But detractors says why must a male superhero rescue feminism? Can’t women do it themselves?

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