February 12th, 2010
04:31 PM ET

Vanity Fair's picks for 'new Hollywood' cover spark controversy

Upscale celebrity publication Vanity Fair started a series of comment wars a few weeks ago when word got around that their March "New Hollywood" issue didn't feature any actresses who weren't white or thin.

As Yahoo!'s fashion and beauty blog noted, the March issue cover featured 9 women: Abbie Cornish, Kristen Stewart, Carey Mulligan, Amanda Seyfried, Rebecca Hall, Mia Wasikowska, Emma Stone, Evan Rachel Wood, and Anna Kendrick. All of them are talented young actresses, many of whom made grand leaps forward in their careers in 2009.

But there were a few Hollywood "it" girls who were obviously missing from VF's issue, particularly "Precious" actress Gabourey Sidibe and "Avatar" star Zoe Saldana.

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February 12th, 2010
04:20 PM ET

Tina Fey: People hated me after Palin impression on SNL

Ok, admittedly, the picture of her in front of the New York City skyline in Mickey Mouse ears may not exactly be what most consider "normal," but Tina Fey swears she is.

The actress and comedienne is featured in Vogue's March issue, and she wants everyone to know that in a world run rampant by celebrity craziness, she's a champion for the average.

"I feel like I represent normalcy in some way," she said in the interview. "What are your choices today in entertainment? People either represent youth, power, or sexuality. And then there’s me, carrying normalcy.”

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February 12th, 2010
01:56 PM ET

Howard Stern slams 'Idol's' Ellen

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And Ellen DeGeneres thought Simon Cowell was mean!

Howard Stern let loose on the new “Idol” judge in an expletive-laced bit during his radio show.

After commenting on DeGeneres’ deal as a spokesperson with Covergirl cosmetics (“Ellen DeGeneres looks like somebody punched her in the face,” he said. “She gets on that Covergirl and you’d think she’s Heidi Klum”), the shock jock dived into rumors he’s up to take Cowell’s spot.

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February 12th, 2010
12:48 PM ET

'Physical' tops sexiest songs list

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When you think of sexy songs, do you think of Mick Jagger's swagger? Marvin Gaye's croon? Al Green's yearnings?

How about Olivia Newton-John's "Physical"?

Well, "Physical" was No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 pop chart for 10 weeks back in 1981 - along with several more weeks in high-ranking positions - and, as such, it ranks as the sexiest song of all time on a new list Billboard has released just in time for Valentine's Day.

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February 12th, 2010
12:45 PM ET

'Clueless' duo Alicia Silverstone and Amy Heckerling team up again

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Special Marquee blog from TheFrisky.com

After oodles of Dracula adaptations, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Twilight,” “True Blood,” “Daywalkers,” and “The Vampire’s Assistant,” I thought I’d let out a blood-curdling scream if I heard about another vampire movie. But amazingly there’s a new entry in the bloodsuckers category that I’m pretty excited about. The flick is called “Vamps,” and it starts filming in April. What’s so buzzworthy about it? It will be directed by Amy Heckerling, the woman behind “Clueless,” which, 15 years later, never fails to crack me up when I catch it on cable. As if (get it?) that weren’t enough, guess who’s starring? None other than Alicia Silverstone, whose comeback we’ve been anxiously awaiting for years. This will be the first time the dynamic duo has teamed up since their 1995 breakout.

Alicia’s best friend in the movie will be played by Krysten Ritter, aka Lucy from “Gilmore Girls,” who’s making the leap from quirky sidekick to full-fledged co-star. FULL POST


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