At last night’s ELLE Women in Hollywood event in Beverly Hills, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lawrence did what actresses and women working in Hollywood have been doing ever since the Harvey Weinstein stories broke. They got real about their own personal experiences with sexual harassment and really awful behavior.
Attention enthusiasts know that the Emmys are a tasteful affair; you’ve got to balance out your ass with some class. Thankfully, Ariel Winter showed everyone last night how to do it. Ariel came in a dress by Steven Khalil featuring not one, but two crotch-high leg slits. Angelina, who? I’m sure her dress was very expensive, so for those of you hoping to find the look for less, I would probably suggest Craigslist the day after the next AVN awards.
Nah, not those Muppets, but just as much of an American icon. LAURA JEANNE POON! The Jane Pauley/Deborah Norville telenovela you didn’t know you needed could be coming soon to the ‘spensive channels! The Hollywood Reporter says Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon are signed to star in a project about morning news hosts and the greater New York media scene, and it could wind up on HBO or one of the streaming services.
Big Little Lies‘ finale aired last night and that’s supposed to be that. Most of the questions were answered, and I say “most,” because they didn’t answer two of my most important questions: 1. Why didn’t anyone dress as Audrey Hepburn in Bloodline (her most glamorous look) to that Audrey/Elvis party? And 2. Is Ziggy’s auntie Eleven from Stranger Things, because those two are definitely related.
Big Little Lies was always meant to be a limited-run miniseries, but since it’s a critical and ratings hit, and Nicole Kidman will probably win every award imaginable, there’s been talk about HBO bringing it back for a second season. Jean-Marc Vallée, who directed all seven episodes, doesn’t think they should continue the story, but Reese Witherspoon (who will always be Laura Jeanne Poon to me) and Nicole Kidman do. Oh, I thought of a third question that wasn’t answered. Are Madeline and Ed secretly Monterey’s biggest drug kingpins, because how else can they afford that beach house on a part-time community theater manager and web designer’s salaries? If they do more episodes, they better answer that.
We all know that when it comes to dressing for the Oscars, everyone takes it very seriously. They put on a tux or fancy gown that definitely didn’t come with a check attached to the garment bag. Most of the time the result is a one-way ticket to Zzzzzz town (see: a good 75% of the looks from last night). But then everyone gets to let loose at Vanity Fair’s annual Oscar afterparty and put on what they really want to wear (see: The Gold Standard). Like many people at the Vanity Fair party, Diane Kruger wasn’t at the Oscars and she showed up wearing that.
“Oh MY Satan, me too, me too, all the time!” screeched out the fourth Kartrashian sister (in her head) Pimp Mama Kris.
Ryan Phillippe is 42 years old, but he’s still a PT (passable twink) and looks like he smears his mug with the same kind of blended fetuses that Keanu Reeves does. Because Ryan looks like he’s aaaaalmost young enough to get a special invitation to one of Bryan Singer’s pool parties, some people think he’s his 17-year-old daughter’s brother instead of her dad. Ryan was on The Late Late Show (via People) the other night and told James Corden that every time someone thinks he and his daughter Ava Phillippe are brother and sister, she gets the heaves.
“My daughter gets embarrassed sometimes by the fact that I do look so young and I get mistaken for her brother sometimes. Which repulses her! Like, absolutely repulses her that anyone could mistake me for her brother.”
For reference, here’s a picture from last year of Ava (on the left) with Laura Jeanne Poon (on the right):
It could be a lot worse for Ava. If they didn’t look like almost twins in the face, people may say to them, “Aw, what a cute couple you too make,” and that would probably make her cringe so hard that she’d develop deep, deep wrinkles in her face and then everyone would mistake her for her dad’s mom!
Pics: Wenn.com, Getty