In addition to the long list of other jobs Melissa McCarthy has lined up right now, she's adding one more: brand spokesperson for Ivory soap, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The Emmy-winning "Mike & Molly" star's iron is hot right now, and in addition to being the face of the cleansing product, she'll also host "Soap Dish," a new “online social community” on Facebook. On “Soap Dish,” the comedian will tackle topics such as marriage and motherhood.
"I grew up using Ivory, and that smell always reminds me of when I was a kid," McCarthy, 41, says of the brand. "As a working mom of two, I love anything that simplifies my life. So when one bar of soap can handle backyard dirt, spaghetti hands and the unidentified crusty bits under my girls' necks, I'm in."
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Welcome back, Billy Crystal.
After Eddie Murphy exited his hosting duties for the 84th Academy Awards on Wednesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made quick work of finding a replacement, and they went with a familiar face. (This will be Crystal's ninth time hosting the awards show - not including the 2006 show he opened.)
The news spread quickly on Thursday afternoon following the actor's tweet, "Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions. Looking forward to the show."
Playboy interviewed "Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco for the December issue’s 20 questions section, and the actress didn’t hold back. The newly-engaged Cuoco shared about her love of nerds, dating her co-star, and pursuing men.
Cuoco finds that men are intimidated by her, so she says, “I have to take the reins.” A self-proclaimed “b-h,” the actress details her dating strategy: “I’ll go up to anybody and say, ‘You’re absolutely friggin’ adorable. Let’s go out.’ They usually look at me with giant scared 'Ren and Stimpy' eyes.”
The confident 25-year-old adds, "I have to be honest: I don’t think they’re going to say no.”
With the holiday season fast approaching, many parents are flocking to retro toys in the hopes that they can bond with their children over a shared experience. Mention toys like Etch-A-Sketch, Slinky, Uno and Lite Brite and their eyes light (brite) up.
Colorforms, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this month, is one of those nostalgic toys that still resonates, even though kids don't need some sort of screen - be it a TV, computer, iPad, iPhone or something similar - to stay engaged and entertained.
The first Colorforms set was created in 1951 and consisted of vinyl, geometric shapes in primary colors that could be fashioned into stories and patterns when affixed (via the magic of static cling) to a shiny, black laminated board. Square + triangle = house. Boom! Instant story.
When it came time to decide between buying a dress and being able to pay rent, Selma Blair once chose fashion.
The actress shared with E! News that she was living at a homeless shelter when she purchased her first Versace dress… instead of paying rent.
"My first Versace piece was a red velvet overall minidress," Selma said at a soiree for the Versace for H&M line. "I was basically homeless, living in the Salvation Army in New York City. I was 21 years old, and I saved up all my money [for the designer dress] that I should have saved up for rent at the Salvation Army."
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