July 12th, 2010
09:55 AM ET

Former Palin makeup artist gets Emmy nod

It's not a secret that plenty of dollars were dropped during the 2008 presidential campaign to style Sarah Palin, with one of the costliest beauty assets being her makeup artist - but solid talent doesn't come cheap.

The woman behind Palin's picture-ready face during the campaign is none other than Amy Strozzi, who was nominated once again for an Emmy for her work on "So You Think You Can Dance." Strozzi, who was paid $22,800 in the first two weeks of October 2008, according to the New York Times, has been up for the outstanding makeup for a multi-camera series or special twice before.

While a few other places have noted Strozzi's achievements, none have pointed out, as the Atlantic Monthly did, that she's also worked her Emmy-nomination worthy magic on Palin.

July 12th, 2010
09:52 AM ET

What's Fiddy saying about Diddy?

Rapper 50 Cent has grown a bit weary of Diddy name-dropping the Notorious B.I.G.

Ever since his death 13 years ago, Biggie's memory has come hand-in-hand with Diddy’s frequent dedications to his former colleague. From past odes like “I’ll Be Missing You” to more recent tracks like Jay Electronica’s “The Ghost of Christopher Wallace,” Diddy's bond with the slain rapper is never far from the public's awareness.

It's a habit that 50 Cent has found distasteful, and he's called Diddy out via an online petition. “Enough is enough,” 50 Cent said. “Biggie’s name should never have become Diddy’s Black Card.”


Filed under: Celebrities • Music
July 12th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Be careful what you wish for, Dev Patel

After becoming an overnight sensation in 2008’s breakthrough drama “Slumdog Millionaire,” Dev Patel got a little bit of a reality slap courtesy of Sharon Stone - quite literally.

The 20-year-old English actor, who currently stars in the thriller “The Last Airbender,” revealed in the July issue of GQ that Stone slugged him while he promoted “Slumdog.”

“I was 18, walking the red carpet, and Sharon Stone walked past,” recalled Dev, who is dating “Slumdog” co-star Freida Pinto. “I was like, ‘I can’t believe Sharon Stone is next to me. Can someone slap me?’ Then I felt this hand go wallop on my cheek. She just slapped me.”

Maybe Stone was just following her basic instinct.

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