Here are some new photos of Anne Hathaway in NYC. She was with a friend and they went shopping at Haute Hippie. Annie has been popping up in NYC often enough over the past few weeks since the Met Gala, but these are the first candid photos we’ve had of her since she changed her hair to this dramatic blonde. While I enjoyed the blonde on the Met Gala red carpet, I’m not so sure about it in everyday life.
I was kind of hoping Annie would just be blonde for the Met Gala and she would go back to a brunette shade soon after, but as the weeks go on… I guess we have to acknowledge that this is her new look. Perhaps she’s keeping the blonde for her part in Christopher Nolan’s new sci-fi film, Interstellar? Annie will be working with Jessica Chastain, Matthew McConaughey and Michael Caine, and Steven Spielberg is producing. Does bleach-blonde = futuristic sci-fi?
I hate to say it, but Anne needs to take some hair tips from Miley Cyrus – dark roots will make her blonde look so much better and less washed-out. That’s my advice for Annie. And I actually think she’s taking my advice, so I hope she listen to this.
Is Matt Smith the current Dr. Who? I’m sorry I don’t know that, Whovians. I think he’s the “current” one although he’ll probably be replaced soon enough. Matt Smith replaced David Tennant, I know that one. Tennant seemed to quit the Dr. Who gig because he wanted bigger and better parts – check out Tennant’s IMDB page. He’s been working a lot, but mostly in England and mostly on television (no disrespect, I’m just saying that he’s not a movie star). But will Matt Smith be the modern Dr. Who that can manage a major leap to Hollywood? This is his chance – he got a sizeable part in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, How To Catch A Monster. These are some photos from the LA set.
Gosling apparently told Matt to shave his head, which is… hmm… I don’t know. THIS is what he looks like with his glorious floppy hair. And without the floppy hair… he looks like a heroin addict slash skinhead d-bag. His character’s name is “Bully” so maybe he’s supposed to look scary and threatening as opposed to charmingly floppy-haired. Maybe it’s totally right for the film. But I definitely would NOT hit it, which is saying a lot because you know my dong comfort zone is “pale, tall, accented men with dark hair.”
Gosling’s How To Catch A Monster also includes Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes, Christina Hendricks and Ben Mendelsohn. Ryan wrote the screenplay and he’s producing it too. The basic ploy: “A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.” Ugh. It sounds… like it’s going to be trying too hard to be artsy.
Yesterday, Jennifer Aniston did an event for her latest side-project/endorsement/investment deal, Living Proof. That’s the MIT-created haircare line she invested in, takes a percentage from, and is the face of. We don’t have photos of her at the event, but you can see them here. Hilariously, her hair looks really flat and thin in those photos. The photos that I’m using in this post are of Jennifer just out and about in NYC yesterday, I guess before the Living Proof photocall or whatever. I like her flip-flops. I like that she walks around NYC in flip-flops as opposed to Louboutins. At the Living Proof event, Jennifer discussed hair and hair issues:
We’d have thought Jennifer Aniston could do pretty much anything with her hair, but it turns out even the world’s most enviable mane has its limits.
“We all want somebody else’s hair,” Aniston told PEOPLE at an N.Y.C. Living Proof event, citing Gisele Bündchen as the star whose tresses she envies, and adding “I also love Kate Moss‘s hair. It’s that rolled-out-of-bed look. Somehow she can wear a couture dress and just have that. I’ve tried to do that but it doesn’t work.”
Aniston adds that no matter how many times she asks her longtime stylist Chris McMillan to give her that hair, “he’ll do whatever he wants to do.” That’s why — even though she takes care of it with Living Proof’s Restore mask, and she’ll go anywhere to get it washed — only McMillan is allowed to go near it with scissors.
And we can’t say that we blame her for being a little paranoid, considering some of the past disasters she tells us she’s had to contend with. As a kid, “I’d only had mullets! Or those haircuts when you were a kid and you’d get those crazy, like, long at the front and shaved at the back,” she says. “Oh, I just learned so many lessons from my youth of what not to do.”
So that’s why she’s bringing her “Good Hair” Living Proof webisodes (which feature McMillan and girls on the street expound on hair philosophy) to the masses. It’s all about learning from your mistakes and working with what you have, which is what, as the co-owner of the haircare line, she wants to communicate to women.
“Those girls are adorable and they’ve gotta get better perspective on their hair because they don’t have horrible hair,” Aniston says of the girls in the video series. “It’s so interesting how girls have the wrong perception of themselves.”
It’s funny that she’s making fun of mullets, because at its heart, “The Aniston” hair cut really was a mullet – long in the back and short up front. It was a grown-out mullet. As for envying Kate Moss’s bedhead look… yeah, Moss does that really well. I don’t think Jennifer has ever REALLy tried to do a real bedhead look though. Jennifer always ruins it with flat-ironing and poker-straight blow-outs. Her hair has natural curl, and it kills me a little that she hates her own waves that much.
Here’s a Living Proof video with Jennifer and her hair guy/BFF Chris.
Every time I think about Carly Rae Jepsen (which is unfortunately quite often since her singles play on heavy rotation on gym-centric, satellite radio stations), I am constantly reminded of how young she seems (musically and fashion-wise) and how she is really 27 years old. I guess she molds her image to appeal to the younger crowd, which would make sense since she’s touring with her fairy godmother, Justin Bieber.
Well now Carly has shaken things up a little bit by coloring her locks from dark brunette to a dark auburn color that is rarely found in nature. She posted a photo to her Twitter account. What do you think? I kind of like it.
The new color makes Carly look closer to her true age, but I suspect that wasn’t her intention in taking the redheaded plunge. What does occur to me is that she still needs to trim her bangs a good half an inch. How on earth does she see through those things? I get that they’re long for effect, but I’m vicariously squinting over here.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet, WENN, and Instagram
I haven’t looked through ALL of the Met Gala photos, but from what I’ve seen, very few celebrities really had fun with the “Punk: From Chaos to Couture” theme. I’m not sure if Anne Hathaway qualifies? Anne came as a guest of Valentino – she’s ALL about Valentino these days, Valentino designed her wedding dress, she wears a lot of Valentino on red carpets, and she came close to wearing a Valentino gown for the Oscars. This particular Valentino gown is nothing special (ugh, feathers), but it acts as a blank canvas (sort of) for her dramatic hair change: Annie’s a blonde now! I don’t know if this was just something she did to be “punk” or whatever and she’ll change it in a week. It’s a pretty dramatic change for just the Met Gala, you know?
Who does Blonde Annie remind you of? I can’t put my finger on it. There’s some January Jones there. Maybe some young Brigitte Nielsen? While the blonde doesn’t suit Anne, it’s really not as bad as I thought it would be. It does make her look less princess-y and more edgy.
Guess who else radically changed up their hair for the Met Gala? Nicole Richie. Nicole went for (temporary?) white-blue-grey and a really dark fake-tan. She wore Topshop. Can I just say? I actually love this dress. This might be one of my favorite dresses that I’ve seen so far. As for her overall look – I like that she tried something different and visually interesting for the punk theme.
These are photos of Chris Brown celebrating his twenty-fourth birthday at Oak in Vegas on Friday night, and he’s wearing a jacket that vaguely resembles an overpriced version of Bradley Cooper’s sweats-with-trash-bag uniform in Silver Linings Playbook. While I always snicker just a little bit when a full-fledged adult throws a (non-milestone) birthday party for himself, I guess Chris really doesn’t act like an adult, and the Mirage undoubtedly paid him to party there. Evidently, Chris can’t hold his liquor either (no surprise there) because the next morning, he proudly tweeted, “Do too wasted at the party. Threw up crazy!! Lol!”
Mostly, this story is an excuse for me to post photos of Rihanna’s new extreme-ombre hair extensions (shown at the bottom of this post), but it’s also somewhat noteworthy because Rihanna did not attend Chris’ party for various reasons, including but not limited to the following: (1) They’re off again, and he’s stalking her Instagram to the point where he figured out within hours that she followed Drake; (2) She was on tour in NYC all weekend; or (3) Both. Who was present at Chris’ party? Karrueche Tran. Naturally:
With Rihanna in New York City on her Diamonds World Tour, Chris Brown celebrated his birthday at Emerson nightclub in Hollywood … with ex Karrueche Tran in attendance.
We’re told Karrueche — Chris’ other on-again/off-again girlfriend — was invited by Chris himself to the party to celebrate Chris turning 24. Our sources say the two still talk often and hang out, and that she still cares about Chris very much.
Here’s to hoping some combination of these crazy kids can make it work.
I sort of wish that Karrueche realized that Chris is probably only using her to get back at Rihanna, but I also think that any woman who dates Chris should damn well realize what she’s getting herself into as a matter of course. That is, being with Chris means that one not only subjects herself to periodic rejection when he inevitably gets back with RiRi but also that any association with him is physically dangerous as well.
Meanwhile, Rihanna is showing off her unusually long hair extensions in New York, and she shared a few photos on Instagram. The Mail also has some courtside views so you can see just how long these suckers really are. These extensions really are too much, right? The two-toned look is far too drastic as well. Rihanna can get away with almost any look, but not this one.
I began dyeing my hair a few years ago to cover the premature grey. I have a love/hate relationship with hair dye at this point, mostly because my roots come out within a week and I feel like the darker hair dye is fundamentally changing the texture of my already fine hair. My hair is “flatter” now, and it feels oily really quickly. But… I love better now that I’m covering the grey. Before I started doing this, I had never fooled around with my hair color in my youth – there was just nothing to try, given my Indian-girl-coloring. I sometimes wish I had played around with my hair more in my youth, especially when I look at photos of Jennifer Lawrence.
Jennifer has been changing up her hair a lot over the past few years. And I think it IS her hair for the most part, give or take some extensions and the occasional hair-piece for a special event. Jennifer seems to be going through a phase where she changes her hair color for literally every movie she does, and during her Oscar campaign, it seemed like she was changing her hair color for each major awards show too. That’s a lot of hair dye! And according to Star Magazine, all of that dye and hair drama meant that Jennifer is now basically balding.
Jennifer Lawrence surpised everyone by sporting a short new ‘do at the GLAAD Media Awards on April 20, but sources say it was less of a style statement than a Hail Mary.
“Jen chopped her hair off because it’s falling out of her head,” says an insider. “She’s had so many chemical treatments and extensions that the only thing she could do to make her hair healthy again was to start over.”
How bad was she overdoing it? Following the Oscars, she went from blonde to black to brown – in 24 hours!
[From Star Magazine, print edition]
I’m including the photos of Jennifer at the GLAAD event in this post – I think her color looks fine, and her hair looks healthy. The cut is a little bit mom-ish and it kind of ages her, but if it was a necessity, so be it. I doubt she’s “balding” but I’ll buy that her hair was and is overprocessed. Gossip Cop has an unnamed insider who claims Star’s story is crap, for what it’s worth. My guess is that her hairstylist was basically like “Girl, give it a rest.” Jennifer’s currently working on X-Men: Days of Future Past, and if they’re doing her hair the same way as they had in the first one… that means she’ll probably need a wig or some extensions. Poor Jennifer!
I was going to make this post about Victoria Beckham and how she got a haircut, but then I saw these photos and now that’s over. OMG OMG OMG Harper Seven deigns to wear baby jeans!! And not just any jeans – baby skinny jeans!! This is the first time I think I’ve ever seen Harper in jeans or anything kind of sporty and NOT frilly. Did David dress her this morning? Why do I think that David is the one putting Harper in frilly things to begin with? No, I think we have to accept that Victoria decided that today was the day to put Harper Seven in skinny jeans. Harper looks jazzed about it too, doesn’t she?
Anyway, these are pics of Posh and Harper at the Eurostar station in London – they were traveling to Paris to see David on his birthday, which is today. Happy birthday, Goldenballs! You can’t even see where Posh has had her hair cut, right? She posted photos a few days ago of her hair stylist giving her some kind of rock n roll bob, but I think she’s had extensions put back in?
It’s baa-aack! Victoria Beckham’s Posh bob, aka The Pob, has been revived. The former Spice Girls singer tweeted a shot yesterday of her newly-shorn locks. “Loving the hair! Thank u Tina Outen,” she wrote to her London stylist.
The Pob was Beckham’s signature look during her Spice Girls tenure, but she has most recently sported a more casual L.A.-friendly hairstyle: long, layered tresses. Now that she’s moved to Paris — husband David Beckham signed a new soccer contract with Paris St Germain — perhaps she was feeling a need for more sophisticated ‘do.
This latest reincarnation of her trademark hairstyle seems to be longer than her original Pob, which was chin-length in the front and buzzed shorter in the back. In fact, it may be more like the Karlie, the longish bob named after model Karlie Kloss and declared by the New York Times as the “the haircut of the year.” Other stars who’ve cut their tresses into a similar style this year include Nicole Richie, Naomi Watts, Nikki Reed, Jennifer Lawrence, Felicity Huffman, and Jaimie Alexander.
The mom of four kids spoke on Apr. 28 at the Vogue Festival in London about juggling her busy life and how she’s perceived by others. “I’m nice! Everyone thinks I’m going to be a cow,” she quipped. “I understand it, actually. I think the same when I see the pictures.”
Yeah. But then look at these photos. I really think she’s had some extensions put back in. Maybe the whole reason she got a haircut in the first place was to take out a bad weave or some extensions? I don’t know. Baby skinny jeans.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and Posh’s Twitter.
Yesterday we saw Drew Barrymore cook “clams Montecito” on French chef Eric Ripert’s cooking show, “On The Table.” Her hair was very dark and it looked a little fried and limp to me, but I didn’t say anything about it because we were too focused on the dumb things she said. (Plus I know that not everyone wants to talk hair all the time like I do.) Drew went on at length about herself and her career, and she said a couple of things which rubbed people the wrong way, particularly this: “I think I’m moody because I’m a woman. I can ask any man in this room, like women are just inherently like, moody or hormonal people. I don’t know how men deal with it. I praise them.” We deal with a lot of crap from men too, and we don’t chalk that up to hormones or say it’s some general male personality trait, but I gave Drew somewhat of a pass because she was swilling her overpriced wine at the time. Maybe she had a little buzz and was talking smack while trying to be funny. It happens.
Anyway Drew dyed her dark hair back to blonde yesterday. Photo agency FameFlynet was camped outside the salon and they report that it took five hours for Drew to achieve! It sounds like a long time, but I once spent over four hours at the salon years ago when I went from a dark redhead to a blonde. (I’ve since gone back to reddish blonde.) It took a couple of passes for my stylist to get the shade right and he was dedicated and took his time. (God I miss him.)
What do you think of Drew’s new look? I think it makes her look younger, but that could be because she had blonde hair like this for years and we associate it Drew’s younger self. Her hair does look kind of fried here though. From my rudimentary understanding of coloring science (based on what various stylists have told me) you have to “strip” color from the hair to achieve lighter, blonder colors and it can be damaging. Darker colors are gentler on the hair because it deposits the color. Maybe Drew’s hair just air dried here instead of getting blown out, which could explain why it’s looking beat, although I’m also thinking it looks like this because she went lighter.
You all know I love to talk hair and last week I found a great stylist whom two of my friends use and she gave me an excellent cut. I’ve also been experimenting with “demi-glaze” colors, which have really restored my formerly dry hair. (Thanks to those of you who suggested that!) It’s amazing how different it is in just a couple of weeks. But even though I would like to go blonder, I know it’s not an option if I want to keep my hair on this healthy track. It’s a trade off when you get older and have been processing your hair for years.
Doesn’t it seem like so many celebrities are going blonde lately? There’s Sofia Vergara, Minka Kelly, Jennifer Lawrence, and even Charlize Theron. It’s a real trend for summer.
Also, Emily Blunt was at the salon at the same time as Drew and it looks like they were having a good time. Emily went blonde late last year, I like her better as a brunette.
I guess I am what you would call a “blonde purist”. It doesn’t have anything to do with race stuff (I promise!), it’s just that I’ve always thought that “blonde” is a word applied too liberally to ladies who actually have a hair color that falls more on the brunette spectrum. That’s what I think about Minka Kelly’s new hair too – Minka has always been solidly brunette, correct? Well, her hairstylist Tracey Cunningham Instagram’d a photo (above) of Minka’s new hair color with the hashtag “goldierocks”.
Is this really “goldie” or even blonde? To me, this is Jennifer Aniston’s color. Jennifer considers herself a blonde and her publicist ensures that she’s described as “blonde” in articles, but I’ve always considered her hair color to be that nice honey-caramel brunette. It’s a pale brunette, for sure. It’s definitely on the lightest end of the spectrum. But it’s still more brown than blonde. And, incidentally, Jennifer Aniston would look much better with a color closer to her natural hair color, which is much darker. That’s kind of how I feel about Minka’s new look too. I don’t hate it, it’s fine for a summer change-up, but she looks better with her dark brown hair.
Minka likes the new look though – she wrote “Thank you for the fun summer goldierocks … I love it!! You’re the best in the bizz!” on Tracey’s Instagram.
A few more catch-up items: did you know that Minka’s got a new TV show? It’s called Human and it was created by JJ Abrams. Karl Urban is in it! So I included a few pics from the film shoot in Vancouver in March (I’m assuming they were filming the pilot). I like that Minka is okay with doing TV projects (even though Charlie’s Angels bombed). I like that she’s not all “Oh, I’m a movie star!” Because she’s not. Also: is she still with Chris Evans or what? It’s been a while since I’ve heard anything about them.