Drew Barrymore And Brooke Shields Bonded Over Their “Weird” Stage Moms Being Obsessed With Them As Kids
Before momager Kris Jenner pimped out the Kardashians, there was Teri Shields– the mom of Brooke Shields. Brooke was on yesterday’s episode of The Drew Barrymore Show to promote her new documentary Pretty Baby, and she and Drew Barrymore trauma bonded about all the weird and horrible shit that came with growing up a child star and the roles their stage moms played in all that mess.
Simon Pegg and Tom Cruise first got friendly with each other while making 2006’s Mission: Impossible III, and Simon has been in every M:I movie since, and I guess their friendship is strong enough for The Times of London to title their interview with Simon, Simon Pegg: my addiction, midlife crisis – and Tom Cruise bromance. Never Mind that David Miscavige is probably screeching his Thetans off in anger over that “bromance” line, the tidbit that got the most attention from Simon’s interview is the part where Simon said that Tommy never ever apologizes. This is not news to any Scientology minion who has probably had to say, “You’re right, all-knowing Tom, the sky isn’t blue, you are six foot two without heels, and Shelly Miscavige is 100% fine.” But that nugget made Simon Pegg trend on Twitter, and because, I guess, Simon really doesn’t want to feel the wrath of the intergalactic Henery Hawk, he has popped up to say that it’s just a running joke between them, you idiots!
Brooke Shields Called A 1980s Barbara Walters Interview About Her Calvin Klein Ad “Practically Criminal”
I’m not sure if we’ve actually gotten any less appalling as a society since the 1980s, but at least we have the good sense to look back and identify where we were wrong while we forge ahead and continue to be wrong in new and worse ways. Back in 1980, everybody lost their shit over 15-year-old Brooke Shields’ Calvin Klein’s ad campaign in which she declares “you want to know the only thing that comes between me and my Calvin’s? Nothing,” which, if you’re not a dumb kid, is highly risque! And according to Brooke, she was a dumb kid at the time and had no idea why adults were suddenly clutching their pearls at the mere mention of her name. Brooke recently appeared on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast and talked about a lascivious 1980 interview she did with Barbara Walters, which opened with Barbara asking the teen what her measurements are, “practically criminal.” OK, settle down Hasselbeck, this has nothing to do with you! Continue reading
There were some real upside down and sideways looks on display at the The Council of Fashion Designers of America awards in NYC last night. Most notably Whoopi Goldberg giving us Little Bo Peep who lost her sheep and was forced to go to the big city and take out a bank loan for more, wearing her best Big Business suit. The added bonus of that suit is that those giant bell bottoms probably ring so damn loud, the sheep should have no problem finding their way back home.
Other notable looks included: Cate Blanchett‘s tuxedo/ baked potato/ butcher’s apron combo, and the night’s host Issa Rae’s belt that read “Every Nigga Is A Star”. All of those looks and more are in the gallery but for now, we’ve got plenty of high fashion to keep us in “what is going on here”s for a week.
It’s probably safe to say that if you were a woman in the 1980s or 1990s (or hell, present day) who has come within arm’s reach of Donald Trump, you might have a story about him attempting to work his charmless rich douche game on you. Emma Thompson has one, and so does Brooke Shields.
The strange thing was that everyone wasn’t told to go home as soon as this feathery vision of dusty pink gluh-moore whipped his boa train on the carpet. Why even bother going on with the 2017 CFDA Awards when it was already shut down by an exquisite bejeweled pink ostrich? I’m sure that is a question that fashion professors will ponder with their students for years to come.