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Oscar-winning director, writer, comedian, EGOTer & mensch Mike Nichols has passed away at the age of 83. Rest in peace. [Buzzfeed]
Tori Spelling in close-up: not good. [Celebslam]
Michael Phelps’ girlfriend is intersex. [The Blemish]
Elisabetta Canalis still gets pap’d in LA for some reason. [Moe Jackson]
Chris Hemsworth is the male beauty ideal? [IDLY]
The Aaron Sorkin-Michael Fassbender movie about Steve Jobs is done? [Gawker]
Lana del Rey did a disturbing video with Marilyn Manson. [OMG Blog]
Chris Martin’s musical inspiration is Katy Perry. [ICYDK]
Dear Harry Hamlin: are you poor?! [Bitten & Bound]
Dakota Fanning might need new hair & makeup people. [RCFA]
Mm… travel p0rn for those of us who like it hot. [The Frisky]
Azealia Banks is a broke ice princess with expensive taste. [PopBytes]
Jennifer Lopez in bed with a full face of makeup. [Seriously OMG WTF]

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Real Rockin’ Beauty with The Pierces and Rimmel London

In the fantastic video above, Rimmel London showcases the inspiration behind The Pierces’ beauty, style, and music, and celebrates what it means to rock beautiful lashes on and off stage.

The Pierces share a love for classic London beauty, including beautiful bold lashes and sultry cat-eyes.

Get that amped, lifted lash volume with Rimmel London’s ScandalEyes Rockin’ Curves Mascara. Rimmel London’s first broken heart-shaped brush creates a fringe of big, curvy, rockin’ lashes. This cleverly shaped applicator twists and curves to hug the lash line; the thin tip grabs hard-to-reach inner lashes, while the amplified base pulses lashes with incredible volume and curve.

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The Pierces demonstrate that you can be whoever, stay true to your style, and even do what kings do!

Pump up your lashes in one clean stroke with ScandalEyes Rockin’ Curves Mascara, then drop the needle anywhere on The Pierces’ fifth album “Creation, for a sense of renewed possibility.

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Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen at the LA ‘Wild’ premiere: lovely or blah?

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Here are some photos of last night’s LA premiere of Wild, Reese Witherspoon’s “Oscar hopeful.” Reese has a much better chance at getting an Oscar nomination than Jennifer Aniston, actually. Reese has made it to most Best Actress shortlists. I’m including photos of Reese, Wild author Cheryl Strayed and Laura Dern. Dern plays Reese’s mom in the movie.

I’m also including some close-ups of Reese’s absolutely GREAT jewelry p0rn. I’m not sure if that rock is her engagement ring plus some eternity bands or if she borrowed those jewels, but they are great. Her sapphire earrings are amazing too. Reese’s dress is Zac Posen and she’s wearing nude Louboutins. I’m not really into the dress, but it’s alright. Is it just me or does Reese’s bust look…larger? Padding or bolt-ons?

Meanwhile, Reese took part in this year’s THR Actress Roundtable, which was just a roundtable of white ladies. Seriously, there are no notable women of color in film this year? The roundtable featured Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Patricia Arquette, Felicity Jones and more. You can read THR’s coverage here, I haven’t read the whole thing yet, I confess. During the discussion, the conversation came around to Renee Zellweger’s new face, Reese piped up:

The sprawling conversation covered interesting ground, and the actresses touched on a few hot-button Hollywood issues, including Renée Zellweger, who was the victim of disturbingly harsh criticism last month after some Internet users suggested that the actress’s face appeared different.

“It’s cruel and rude and disrespectful,” Witherspoon said of the Internet’s criticism of Zellweger. “It bothers me immensely . . . I know this is so Pollyanna of me, but why—and it’s particularly women—why do they have to tear women down? And why do we have to tear other women down to build another woman up? . . . Like, this one looks great without her makeup but that one doesn’t look good without her makeup, and it’s all just a judgment and assault that I don’t—look, men are prey to it as well. I just don’t think it’s with the same sort of ferocity.”

[From Vanity Fair]

As CB and I both said at the time, it was absolutely human nature to simply NOTICE that Renee has a new face. I say it’s human nature to comment on it too, like “Wow, she’s had some work done.” Renee’s old face made her a very rich woman and she won tons of awards because of her stellar acting. Her old face was part of her brand, and she messed with her brand when she changed her face (and then blatantly lied about it). I think falling back on some kind of “that’s sexist!!!” argument IS Pollyanna. It’s the new thing that so many celebrity women are doing now – they think crying sexism is a magic wand they can wave over a conversation to shut down legitimate conversation/criticism of their behavior. And if any of you disagree with me, that’s SO SEXIST.

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Jennifer Aniston is ‘flattered’ that her ‘Cake’ performance is getting Oscar buzz

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As we discussed yesterday, Jennifer Aniston had a small screening for her “Oscar hopeful” film, Cake, on Sunday in NYC. As I’ve said before, I half-admire Jennifer’s hustle for Cake. I’ve written “Oscar hopeful” in front of Cake so many times, I’m almost starting to believe it! She’s really going out of her way to rustle up some “buzz” for her performance. The problem is that she’s the only one who thinks she should get an Oscar nomination. No studio wanted to buy Cake and no one wanted to distribute it, which is why Jennifer is basically paying for her Oscar campaign out of pocket. So it’s less an Oscar campaign and more of exercise in LOOK AT ME, I DID A SERIOUS MOVIE. OSCAR BUZZ OSCAR BUZZ. Thankfully, some media outlets are willing to play along:

Sure, Jennifer Aniston stripped down for her latest role – but it’s her dramatic turn on the big screen we’re talking about. The actress, 45, is already earning Oscar buzz for her turn in Cake, in which she plays a mourner suffering chronic pain.

“It was a just a wonderfully beautiful story of a woman in extraordinary pain, living through an unthinkable trauma,” Aniston told PEOPLE at InStyle and The Cinema Society’s Sunday premiere of the indie film in New York City.

And while her character is battling demons, “I also found her quite humorous and quite endearing,” says Aniston. “You have empathy for the character.”

The Friends alum says she was ready for the role’s change of pace from her presumed persona – not that it was easy.

“That was a challenge for me. How do we tell this story without having everyone hate her?” Aniston says. “I actually loved her. But the movie has a beautiful way of unfolding itself without giving the story away and allowing the audience to go with the journey as it’s being told.”

As for the early awards season whispers? Aniston is surprised, saying (with a laugh) she’s “flattered” and that she reacts to the buzz “awkwardly and stutteringly.”

The actress later celebrated the film at a Grey Goose-sponsored fête at Jimmy at The James New York, where fiancé Justin Theroux joined her.

“It ticked all the boxes that an actor dreams of,” Aniston added to reporters of the role.

[From People]

Her talking points have gotten better, haven’t they? I’m glad she’s not still using that “it was so dreamy and empowering to go without makeup” line. Let’s see, what else? She spoke to E! about her research for the role, blah. They also asked her about her Thanksgiving plans and she said: “Family tradition, the dinner—turkey dinner. Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family. I used to bring the spanakopita and the dolmades, but I’m not doing that. My grandmother’s recipe takes me about seven hours.” There’s not much of a Greek community where I live, so I had no idea what those words meant. It turns out spanakopita is a savory pastry with feta cheese (GROSS) and spinach. Dolmades are something something stuffed in olive leaves. It does sound super-complicated now that I’m looking at the recipes. I had no idea that Jennifer actually knows how to make traditional Greek food. I assumed she would be the one to just bring a bottle of Bombay Sapphire to the gathering and call it a day.

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Jennifer Lawrence in Dior at ‘Mockingjay’ LA: angelic or too bridal?

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Jennifer Lawrence brought it home for the final Mockingjay: Part I premiere in LA last night. She must be so relieved to have this event behind her. Most of the main cast showed up with the exception of Woody Harrelson. The dudes are in the gallery. There’s Liam Hemsworth (who still needs a haircut), Josh Hutcherson, and Sam Claflin. Evan Ross brought new wife Ashlee Simpson, and they both wore their best Breaking Dawn Volturi costumes. Jessica Simpson showed up with her Eric, and they made kissy faces on the red carpet. Overall, the fashion was a mess. Several of the ladies tried to give “the leg,” but it didn’t translate.

Jennifer wore Dior couture to no one’s surprise. She’s been wearing lots of white during this tour, and I think this is my favorite look of hers. This jaquard silk dress features the same bustle as her London dress, but the fabric is so much prettier. The runway version is a full-on gown, but Jennifer wears the dress shorter, fresher, and younger. JLaw styled the dress with gold Aquazurra sandals and a gold Roger Vivier clutch. She matches the backdrop of the premiere, which would be cheesy if she wasn’t the Mockingjay. Her messy updo and soft makeup are gorge.

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Elizabeth Banks pulled some consistently strong looks on this tour (especially in Berlin). This strapless Leonard dress with bold paisley print has what it takes with the right styling, but the Roger Vivier shoes throw off the look. Check out the awesome boots in the runway version. Liz should have grabbed those shoes and done some Effie-esque makeup.

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Natalie Dormer‘s dress was disappointing. She wore a Rocha resort gown with an unexpected belly cut-out and acres of jacquard fabric in a gathered skirt. I think this dress could have worked in a jewel tone, but the color almost matches her skin tone. The effect washes her out. Up close, Nat was a total bombshell. Her hair and makeup were flawless.

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Jena Malone got it all wrong all over again. She wore a red-orange Emanuel Ungaro dress with Charlotte Olympia shoes. Jena tried hard to work those shoes. I think she intended to match this red-orange getup to her new Robin hair, but this dress is garish and awful. It reminds me of a 1980s lampshade.

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Julianne Moore wore a sequinned Tom Ford number that was reminiscent of a flapper gown. I like the idea of this dress for Julianne, but the tailoring is all wrong. Can you imagine what would have happened if the bodice of the dress was more structured? [Boom.] Instead, the fabric looks droopy, and Julianne’s bod is anything but droopy.

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Willow Shields (who plays Prim) wore a Cristian Siriano dress with Stuart Weitzman shoes. This dress is huge and too mullety. It reminds me of an Easter basket.

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Kendall Jenner is the new face of Estee Lauder: good pick?

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Kendall Jenner’s mainstream modelling career just took a sharp right turn for the legit. She’s been announced as the face of Estee Lauder. I’m not too surprised. Kendall’s walked runways for Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Pucci, and Bottega Veneta over the past few seasons. Now she’s scored her first major modelling contract. I know the knee jerk reaction is to wonder how a Kardashian could represent a major brand. This decision makes sense though. Time magazine called Kendall “influential. It hurts to think of anyone in the Kardashian Klan that way, but it’s true. Kendall has a large social media presence, which will only help the Estee Lauder brand by appealing to the selfie generation.

Kendall excitedly Instagrammed the news on Saturday morning: “I am super excited to announce that I am the new face of @esteelauder!! check out http://www.esteelauder.com/kendall to see more…I still can’t believe it myself!” Here are the details from People:

Kendall has known about her new gig for a few months, but had to wait to reveal it to the rest of the world, which only built up the excitement.

“It honestly feels like a dream to represent such an iconic beauty brand — it is an incredible honor and quite humbling,” she says in a press release. “I found out when I was backstage at Paris fashion week, and all this time I’ve had to keep the news top secret. I am so excited to share it now and be part of Estée Lauder.”

Adds Estee Lauder Global Brand President Jane Hertzmark Hudis, “She is the ultimate instagirl, and we are excited to leverage her image, voice, energy and extraordinary social media power to introduce Estee Lauder to millions of young women around the world.”

[From People]

What do you think of Kendall’s new gig? She’s beautiful enough for the job, and she will appeal to a younger audience than Estee Lauder usually courts.

Estee Lauder also released this video where Kendall talks about how she grew up trying on their makeup, and she’s pumped to represent the brand. I’m also including some newish photos of Kendall in NYC.

Meet our newest face, @kendalljenner. For the full video, visit esteelauder.com/kendall

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Khloe Kardashian and Kendall Jenner Celebrate #MasonsBirthdayBash in Costume: BOO!

For Khloe Kardashian and Kendall Jenner, Halloween either came late this weekend or a very scary Christmas came early.

The half-sister were on hand for nephew Mason’s Dash Disick’s fifth birthday party, though they dressed in a different fashion than most guests in attendance.

Kourtney Kardashian “pulled a ‘mean girl’ move on me and had me dress like Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas while everyone else was mad chill,” Khloe wrote on Instagram while the following photo online. “lol thanks @kourtneykardash #MasonsBirthdayBash.”

It looks like Kendall joined her sibling in rocking this frightening garb, however:

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And so did the birthday boy himself!

Makeup artist Joyce Bonelli decked out Mason and sister Penelope in costumes similar to those of Khloe and Kendall.

“Killing it with Jack and Sally Skellington,” Bonelli wrote along with the picture below. “#MASONSBDAYPARTY @KhloeKardashian @KendallJenner.”

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Of course, Mason Disick’s actual birthday is on December 14.

But anyone who takes time to watch Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons online is well aware that Kourtney is a planned.

She also has a third baby on the way (any week now) and may have feared that Mason’s birthday would be overshadowed by the arrival of another sibling. That’s actually a rather thoughtful gesture on Kourtney’s part.

Now, if only she’d kick Scott Disick to the curb…

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The Kardashians blow some kisses our way in this appearance. This is a photo from their fragrance launch in 2011.

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Scarlett Johansson Shares Her Beauty Secrets With ELLE

ELLE Dec 14 Cover RihannaActress Scarlett Johansson is no stranger to going glam for the red carpet: she made her first red carpet appearance at the age of 12 at the 1997 Indie Spirit Awards! I think it’s safe to say she’s learned a thing or two with all the experience she’s had over the years. Scarlett shared her beauty tips for “no fail glamour” in the new ELLE column, Transformer. RELATED: Scarlett Johansson makes her first public appearance since welcoming her daughter!

Here’s some of what she shared.

It’s all about balance, and that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to choose one thing over the other,” says Scarlett Johansson, speaking not of her varied movie roles but rather of her anything-goes evening-makeup philosophy. “Sometimes it’s nice just to be minimal and be fresh, and other times you can wear a red dress and red lipstick and it looks great.” On her first red carpet, in 1997, at age 12— she wore a chocolate-latte-colored lip to the Independent Spirit Awards— Johansson established her perfect big- night-out recipe: heavy on the Old Hollywood, with just a dash of rock ’n’ roll. These days, when pressed for time before a big event, “I take off my concealer under the eye, a little around my nose, and refresh those areas with new foundation,” she says. And then she adds her signature: “I always carry a red lipstick,” Johansson says. “You never know when you’ll need it.”

Then she discussed a variety of looks. You can read the entire column in the December issue of ELLE magazine, which is available online now and will hit newsstands on November 18!

Photo by Paola Kudacki for ELLE

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Reese Witherspoon Goes Au Naturel For ‘Wild’

reese witherspoon in wild 2Move over, Jennifer Aniston: you aren’t the only A-lister who ditched makeup for the big screen! Here’s Reese Witherspoon in ‘Wild.’ She also went au naturel for the camera. RELATED; Why did Reese Witherspoon bare all for ‘Wild’?

If this clip is any indication, the filmmakers aren’t going to be shy about using voiceovers. I can understand that: Reese’s character is hiking by herself. There isn’t another character to provide the chance for dialogue! Based on the interviews, it sounds like this movie will intersperse Reese’s character hiking the trail with flashback scenes from what happened in her past. That’s the impression I get, but I could be completely off base. Either way, I’m going to see ‘Wild’ on the big screen! Are you?

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Kim Kardashian talks selfies, filters & social media with Paper Mag: vapid?

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I’ve gone back and forth whether we should even show the extended editorial from Kim Kardashian’s Paper Magazine cover. And I’m still thinking that… no, we shouldn’t. I don’t want to participate in it. You can see Kim’s fully greased-up naked body in these NSFW shots. I’ll admit it, I looked. Some of the photos don’t look Photoshopped to a ridiculous level, but that “booty” shot is the worst offender. They manipulated the crap out of that photo. Oh, and in case you’re wondering… Kim didn’t get paid for this shoot. She took off her kit for free. Anyway, Paper also released their interview with Kim. Here are some highlights from the piece which was, in a word, fawning.

Kim doesn’t use filters on her selfies: “I’m not really a filter person,” and that she doesn’t generally use them when she publishes her many selfies. As she talks, I notice that her skin, which is the golden color of whiskey, is free of wrinkles, crow’s feet, laugh lines, blemishes, freckles, moles, under-eye circles, scars, errant eyebrow hairs or human flaws of any kind.

Keeping Up With the Kardashians: She has called it “the best family movie ever,” never mind the rampant speculation, in early 2013, that season 9 would be her last. I’m surprised to hear that they still enjoy the process, since your typical American family would no longer be on speaking terms. “We’re kind of obsessed with each other,” she explains.

The paparazzi: “Literally every single day there’s about ten cars of paparazzi literally waiting outside our homes…You just have to not care. You just have to say, ‘This is our life, and it is what it is.’ All my friends tell me the world could be coming to an end, and I’m always so calm.”

Her 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries: “It’s just one of those life lessons that you have to learn, and it’s OK.”

Why she documents everything? “There’s nothing we can do that’s not documented, so why not look your best, and amazing?”

Selfies: “My makeup artist said to me the other day, ‘You haven’t taken a selfie in a while,’” Kardashian says, as the afternoon slides into evening and the light turns magic-hour blue. To remedy this, she posted one of herself in full makeup and a white terrycloth robe, with the literal caption, “It’s been a while since I’ve taken a selfie.” It garnered more than a half-a-million likes. Selfies have been on her mind lately. She is putting together a collection of her oeuvre, called Selfish, to be published by Rizzoli in the spring. She has spent hours sifting through her vast, meticulously organized digital archive. “The book company edited them, and I was like, ‘Wait a minute! There are like 300 here that you’re not adding!’” she says. I remark that I am surprised she can remember and differentiate among a bunch of near-identical photos of her face. She can, she says; she is organizing them chronologically, dating them by what she wore to specific events. “I know what I wore, what accessories I wore, where I was, who I was with,” she tells me. “I remember everything.” Her mind, it seems, traps the minutiae most of us forget. For her, though, it’s not minutiae; it’s her life, and her life is her career.

Whether she would exist without social media: “I don’t think so…” she says, slowly, then reconsiders. “I don’t think social media was that heavy when we started our show, but I think we really evolved with social media… I love sharing my world with people,” Kardashian tells me, and I detect no hint of falseness. “That’s just who I am.”

[From Paper]

Well, at least she’s self-aware enough to admit that social media has played and continues to play a huge part in her fame. Most of the Paper article reads like an analysis of just why Kim is famous, why she’s a smart businesswoman, and how she’s like the personification of everything Andy Warhol ever said about fame and celebrity. I kind of agree with all of it – Kim is an extremely vapid and superficial woman, but she doesn’t pretend to be anything else. And she’s also a smart businesswoman.

We get asked a lot about why we cover the Kardashian-Jenners, and what I always say (and it’s true) is that they are “gossip filler.” They’re always good for a headline, you don’t have to think that much about them, and everyone always has an opinion about them. They get pushed to the side when real celebrities are doing more important things and that’s fine. That’s the way it should be. Don’t ask me to really care that much (or at all) that Kim posed naked, because I still don’t get it. As in, I don’t get why it’s a big deal at all. We’ve seen her naked so many times.

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