For couples that are no longer together, holidays can be tricky. If there are kids involved, you still have to see the person, and a thing like Halloween can turn into one of those situations where you’d rather spend the night at Camp Crystal Lake taking your chances with Jason than see your ex. Anna Faris and Chris Pratt split up more than a year ago. They both later agreed that splitting up sucks, and they’re still trying to figure out how to navigate everything, especially since they share a 6-year-old son named Jack. They’ve clearly learned how to navigate through their awkwardness of a shared holiday, because they were seen taking Jack trick-or-treating together last night. And joining along for the ride was their current partners.
A good Halloween is when the kid down the street tells you his recon mission around the neighborhood yielded at least five houses passing out full-sized candy bars for trick-or-treaters. Sadly, that was not the case for anyone who lives in the neighborhood of U.S. Rep. from South Carolina Mark Sanford. I mainly know about Mark because I like Evita, and Mark apparently can’t stop crying for Argentina because he was having an affair with an Argentinian woman while he was governor. Kids in his neighborhood know him now as “That punk-ass bitch whose house we wanted to egg.” Rather than passing out candy like a normal human, Mark decided pocket-sized U.S. Constitutions were better. Bah humbug, Halloween Scrooge! Continue reading
This is why it’s important to take selfie breaks every once in a while to read the damn news. Because if Kim Kardashian did that sort of thing, she might have read about Shaun White getting in trouble for his Simple Jack Halloween costume. And she might have said to herself, “So apparently we don’t use the r-word anymore? Good to know.” But a self-obsessed fame whore never takes a break, and so up until last night, Kim casually threw around the r-word. After getting called out by people who are familiar with the current protocol on such a word (aka don’t use it), Kim is apologizing.
On Halloween night, Scary Spice lived up to her name by dressing as the most terrifying thing she could think of. Mel B went as a banshee who continues to haunt Victoria Beckham’s life by never shutting up about that damn Spice Girls reunion tour.
For some people, Halloween is an excuse to get dressed up like a damn fool, but for others, it’s an annual tradition to play Halloween Bystander and watch what kind of over-the-top nonsense The Unofficial Halloween Queen, Heidi Klum, steps out in. She’s been everything: Michael Jackson’s Thriller werewolf, Jessica Rabbit, old Heidi Klum, skinless Heidi Klum, Heidi Klone. This year, Heidi and her boyfriend Tom Kaulitz went as the ogre Queen and King of the swamp, Fiona and Shrek from Shrek.
There are few things more American than the enduring tradition of daytime talk show Halloween hi-jinks. You take a bunch of middle-aged talking heads, a squad of professional makeup artists and costume designers, and a squealing studio audience; put ‘em in a pop culture blender on puree and voila! Whoopi Goldberg dressed as a purple baby vampire. And there’s no getting out of it at this point. It’s a whole thing now, everybody must participate. Do you think Ryan Seacrest enjoys sitting in a makeup chair for three hours and getting cinched up in a corset? I don’t know his life! But he does it whether he likes it or not.