Do We Really Hate Anne Hathaway?

April 5th, 2013

Will they ever stop hating on Anne Hathaway? “There’s something about her that rubs me the wrong way,” Alexis Rhiannon wrote in a screed against the Oscar-winning actress in Crushable, the celebrity blog, last fall, adding later, “I feel like she’s not a real person.” A writer for The New Yorker’s Culture Desk blog, Sasha Weiss, explored the question: “Why are you so annoying?” And then there was the contest on The San Francisco Chronicle’s Web site, which anointed her “The Most Annoying Celebrity of 2013.” The cyberhaters even have their own catchy name, “Hathahaters,” which James Franco and Howard […]

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Justin Bieber and Youth’s New Wilderness

March 29th, 2013
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Celebrities that enjoy gambling in casinos

March 27th, 2013

Casino gambling is becoming one of the top forms of entertainment. Casinos games can be accessed easily today via technology on sites like JackpotCity for example or by frequenting top land based casinos. Many celebrities are spotted playing casino games within casinos. Two actors who are often seen testing lady luck are George Clooney and […]

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Guilty on Junk Food

March 27th, 2013

Connect With Us on Twitter For Op-Ed, follow @nytopinion and to hear from the editorial page editor, Andrew Rosenthal, follow @andyrNYT. Good for Michael Mudd (“How to Force Ethics on the Food Industry,” Sunday Review, March 17). Brand marketers selling junk “food” should not pass the buck to consumers and society as a whole by selling unhealthy products. Two other culprits are Congress, for promoting the commercial interests of agribusiness at the expense of public health with a succession of farm bills that subsidize unhealthy food choices; and celebrity endorsers who peddle fast food, soda and other bad choices. Beyonc? […]

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Idol Gossip

March 25th, 2013

Admit it. You idolize George Clooney and know he’d be your close friend, or at least a good drinking buddy — if only you’d ever met. And that mass schadenfreude the culture indulges in whenever Lindsay Lohan crashes another car — isn’t that comforting? Stars may be rich or beautiful, but we get to feel sane in comparison. In “Gods Like Us,” a penetrating, lively cultural history of movie stardom, Ty Burr doesn’t lose sight of those and other paradoxes as he examines the idolatry and the illusion of intimacy, the worship and the resentment, the willed belief in an […]

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Low Pay at Weight Watchers Stirs Protest as Stars Rake It In

March 24th, 2013
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Her Crowning Glory in a Box

March 24th, 2013

It was the best hair day of my life, and I was working it, tossing my head like a supermodel, twirling strands around my fingers, admiring myself in store windows. At home, my doorman said, “Looking good!” My husband greeted me with, “Jennifer!” as in Aniston. My teenager muttered, “That’s a little sexy, isn’t it?” I enjoyed the attention. I posted a photo of myself on Facebook. Then I removed my hair, put it in a box and went to bed. I was wearing a custom wig, cut and styled just for me, in a honey-brown shade with subtle coppery […]

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Bright Lights, Big City (Redux)

March 23rd, 2013
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Art-Shopping for Stars, So They Don’t Have To

March 23rd, 2013
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A Trainer to the Stars Who’s a Star-to-Be

March 22nd, 2013
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