Saturday, June 30, 2007

Julia Roberts with New Baby!

Here is Julia Roberts with son Henry Moder one and a half weeks later. How is she able to walk around so soon and looking pretty good, I must say! Even though I'm not a big fan of hers, I kind of miss watching romantic comedies featuring Mrs. Danny Moder.

Weight Watcher: Kelly Ripa

Have you watched Kelly Ripa on 'Live with Regis and Kelly?' I think I would watch that show if Kelly wasn't on it. She totally annoys me. Did you watch that episode in which Clay Aiken put his hand over her mouth and she got all annoyed and then it completely blew up when Rosie O'Donnell commented that she was "homophobic" on 'The View?' I applauded Clay Aiken for doing what most Americans want to do when they watch that show. Anyway, here she is in a bikini sporting a body that most women would want even if they haven't had three children.

Weight Loser: Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton must have read all her press coverage regarding her recent jail release and noted that most people commented on her weight gain. Well, she did not waste any time losing all the prison weight gain because she looks back to her thin self. Here she is 'vacationing' in Hawaii and looking 'posed.'

Weight Watcher: Claire Danes

I totally watched her on 'My So Called Life.' The show captured what high school was like and made me believe her character. But, like all shows about high school, it had to end some time. Since then, Claire Danes has been in a lot of movies and dating even more co-stars. Here she is walking her dog in SoHo and sporting a scarf no less. She looks like she lost some weight recently. And, why do celebrities insist on going bra-less? Don't they know it makes them look trashy?

Weight Watcher: Madonna

I know I said that this color blue is in, but seriously, wearing the whole outfit in blue is just a tad too much even for Madonna. The queen of pop looks totally toned even though most of her skin is covered up. Look at her arm muscle bulging through her shirt. She is looking quite thin and pale though, I must say. Still, she is looking good for a woman over 40!

Fun Picture of Reese Witherspoon

I heart Reese Witherspoon. I think that she has a lot of talent and seems to have her head on her shoulders. I am sad to say that she is in the middle of a divorce with her actor husband, Ryan Phillippe. I know that her children Ava and Deacon are probably taking it the hardest. I read in an interview somewhere awhile ago that she said that she really valued traditions and keeping her marriage in check was one of her priorities. Divorce is hard on everybody. I hope that she and Ryan can settle the divorce without putting their children in the middle of it.

Fashion Watch: Michelle Williams

I don't know why Michelle Williams is a celebrity. She just looks so plain to me. I understand that you need to hire actors that look plain to respresent the mainstream, but why is she getting more famous? She had a daughter with Heath Ledger about a year ago and she lost her baby weight pretty quickly as well. Anyway, here she is out and about donning an ugly haircut with an even uglier dress. Don't even get me started on her sandals. What are they? Oh, and please get a tan.
Grade: Fail due to whole ensemble

Weight Loser: Marcia Cross

I have a confession to make. I have never watched 'Desperate Housewives.' You would think that I would enjoy that show because I'm a mom, but I can't sit through an hour of four catty women talking and yelling at each other or others. I might tune in for the fashion, but in the end, I decided that I didn't want to waste 60 minutes of my time sitting through an hour of pure sensationalism. Yes, I know that TV and movies are supposed to extract you from your real world, but I really don't want to be subjected to these four women's voices. I am not a fan of any of the women on the show. I especially dislike Eva Longoria. For awhile, I thought Felicity Huffman's character (Lindsay) was worth watching, but I heard that she got all weird as well. Anyway, here is Marcia Cross (Bree) strolling with one of her twin girls (she gave birth Feb. 20). She looks like she already lost all her baby weight and that's not an easy thing to do after carrying twins.

Fashion Watch: Jodie Sweetin aka Stephanie Tanner

How rude! Jodie Sweetin is best known for her role on 'Full House' as Stephanie Tanner. I guess not all actors grow up looking so hot. She was messed up for awhile due to her addiction to meth, but she is supposedly clean now. I know Jodie hasn't worked for awhile, but can't she put something on that's not as hideous as this outfit? Let's see, a salmon cropped jacket that is a size too small with a white bustier pushing out her assets paired with some acid wash jeans that are an inch too short. What is up with the shoes? Jodie, please hire a stylist fast. You definitely need some help.
Grade: E

Fashion Watch: Kristin Cavallari

I still don't know why she's famous, but I love her loose white top. It's perfect for the summer. You can dress it down or up like what Kristin is doing here. She dressed it up by pairing it with black skinny jeans and peep toe heels. What is it with this pose? It seems like every celebrity stands this way. I know that it is supposed to make you look thinner, but can't they just pose normally?

Grade: B

Weight Loser: Katie Holmes

I guess all the pregnancy rumors can be laid to rest because Katie doesn't look like she's sporting any kind of bump anywhere on her body. She is morphing into Victoria Beckham though. Come on, Katie. Find your own look and own it!

Guess Who Isn't Aging Well?

Yes, it's Sharon Stone. I never watched Basic Instinct, but I know she looked hot back then. Some people just don't age very well. On a side note, doesn't she look super gaunt?

Fashion Watch: Hilary Duff

You all know that I heart Hilary Duff, but her outfit on 'The Today Show' in New York (6/29/07) leaves little to be desired. The black and white button straps draw too much attention to them and takes away people's eyes from her face. I'm also not feeling the gargantuan hoop earrings. I do like the scrunched middle area and I think the length is great. Those shoes are super cute!

Grade: C+

Weight Gainer: Elisha Cuthbert

I am a huge fan of '24.' I am so glad that Jack Bauer (Keifer Sutherland) has not had any close contact with his daughter(Elisha Cuthbert) for the last several seasons. She was so annoying on the show that every time she was on a scene, I literally had to look away from the TV. Here she is grocery shopping and looking like she packed on a few pounds. Again, she is not fat by any means. Looks like not working on '24' gave her some extra time to munch on snacks.

Weight Loser: Jessica Simpson

Wow. How DO celebrities do it? I know, I know. Personal trainers, hired chefs, etc. but still. I still think that even though celebrities have the money to help them lose weight, I applaud Jessica Simpson for having the discipline to exercise and eat right. Supposedly, she went on a '5 Factor Diet' that advocates eating everything in moderation without cutting out carbs or calories. Sorry - you have to cut back calories and exercise to burn the calorie intake to lose weight. Again, it's simple math. All that to say, Miss Simpson is looking very nice in the trendy blue color dress. I'm not sure I like the length on her because she's petite (5'3"), and again, dresses above her knee would flatter her more.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Weight Loser: Rachel Weiz

I am so impressed with how Hollywood moms are losing their baby weight. I know that they have personal trainers, etc. but one still must have self-control to go work out with their trainers and refrain from snacking all day. Rachel Weiz looks like she lost the baby weight and then some.

Weight & Fashion Watcher: Kim Kardashian

I know, I know. Who is Kim Kardashian you ask? Actually, I don't really know either except that she is friends with Paris Hilton. Celebrities love to wear this velour "suit." I got one just like it from my mother-in-law four years ago. Are they still in? I almost gave mine away as I was packing things (we are moving to another city), but decided that I would keep it. I, however will not be wearing it any time soon. On the weight issue, doesn't it look like this poor girl's weight is noticeable in one area?

Weight Watcher: Lily Allen

I don't know much about this girl except that for awhile, every time I turned on MTV, she was featured. I know that she's British and is a singer. She was recently quoted as saying that she wants to create clothes for "normal" people unlike her British counterpart, Kate Moss who designs clothes for the size zeroes. I think it's funny that celebrities who bash the size zero trend start losing weight and soon become a size zero themselves. Lily Allen is not there...yet. She does look slimmer here than in recent photos.

Fashion Watch: Sienna Miller

I can't stand Sienna Miller. I have never watched her in any films, but she just seem to emit rudeness and arrogance in her demeaner. I also don't respect how she handled the whole affair with Jude Law (he cheated on her with his nanny). She dumped him, forgave him, then dumped him again, and get the picture. However, her fashion choices have taken a lot of notice from the public. She is supposedly a trendsetter. I personally don't see it. This outfit speaks for itself (she's wearing her own line twenty8twenty or something like that).

Grade: D-

Weight Watcher: Rihanna

I've done several posts on Rihanna lately. I don't think I've ever heard any of her music, but she's getting a lot of press lately due to her weight loss and rumored links to Beyonce's man, Jay-Z. She definitely looks thinner here but looks near perfection in this white dress.

Fashion Watch: Rachel Bilson

I never got into watching the O.C. I feel like I've already experienced high school and once was enough. Plus, none of the cast of characters really intrigued me. I knew from the start that Mischa Barton was "rotten" (nickname a lot of paparazzi give her). She just seems too stuck on herself. And, I was right. That girl got fired! (rumored) Anyway, here is Rachel in a white camisole and long flowy skirt. I'm not feeling this outfit. She's too short to be wearing this length of skirt. Even though she's thin, this look dwarfs her somehow. Rachel, stick to lengths that go above the knee. They seem to flatter you the most. On a side note, you look like you could use a double-cheeseburger. Trust me, they taste good.

Grade: C

Weight Watcher: Carrie Underwood

Of all American Idol winners, Carrie Underwood has definitely been the most popular. She's a great singer and carries herself pretty well. I didn't watch her while she was on AI but have seen pictures of her. She has definitely lost weight since her AI days. If I had to guess, I would probably say she lost about 30 pounds. Since then, she has fluctuated about 5-10 pounds here and there. She is definitely on the heavier side here but still very pretty. Once again, her beauty doesn't stand out because I can think of several girls from my high school that kind of look like her.

Fashion Watch: Kristen Bell

Once again, another celebrity wearing yellow! I have only watched Kristen Bell a couple of times in her TV series "Veronica Mars" and thought once again, she's cute but she could very well be one of the blond chicks from my high school. I do like the dress, however. It's very summery.

Grade: B+

Weight Watcher: Catherine Zeta-Jones

I love Catherine Zeta-Jones. I think she has that classic beauty look that screams "movie star." Her beauty isn't something you can say that "oh, she looks like...." because it just stands out. Unlike Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, Christina Aguilera, who most likely resemble some blonde chick in your high school. However, I have to say that Catherine is not aging well. Either that or that weight gain has changed her look completely. Or maybe it's just old age. Still love you, Catherine!

Fashion Watch: Cameron Diaz

If you are looking for a cute summer outfit, look no further! Cameron Diaz pulls it off in perfection. I am loving the white shirt look with a splash of color underneath. The light jeans with the silver flip-flops finish the look well. Even the ponytail works well with this outfit. Only thing that kind of looks off to me is the necklace. It is too dark and draws too much attention to it instead of her pretty face.

Grade: A

Fashion Watch: Jennifer Garner

Have you noticed that whenever Jennifer Garner is not pictured at a movie premier or Hollywood event that she just looks so "normal?" What makes her especially like one of us is her choice of clothing. I wonder what she would like if she picked her own dress and put her own make up at a Hollywood event. I am only guessing, but she strikes me as someone who is a) she doesn't care what she looks like or b) she really doesn't know how to dress herself. She reminds me of some friends that are still "stuck" in the 80s literally from their make-up or to their choice of clothing. The purple cap-sleeve shirt with the denim mini skirt and those ugly shades are just screaming, "I'm stuck in the 80s!"
Grade: C (would be an A if were still in the 80s - now I understand the 80s are back with a vengeance, but it's all in the accessories).

Weight Watcher: Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson takes me back to my junior high school dances. I can still hear "Control" in my head as scan across the room to where all the guys are standing. The girls on my side are just trying to fit in and hoping for someone to ask them to dance. Ah...the nostalgia of it all. Back to the Janet Jackson today. Don't get me wrong. She looks great. She lost weight pretty fast last year when the paparzzi shot pictures of her at the beach. She did look like she had gained a lot of weight. However, she looks like she gained some weight in this picture. Maybe in the arms and face?

The Rumor is True! Spice Girls Reunite!

Oops...I guess the rumors are true! They announced today that they are reuniting and have already started recorded "vocal" for their tour. What do you think? Victoria Beckham "Posh" Spice cracks me up. Look at her pose. She's trying so hard to set herself apart. Why does she always dress the way she does? And what in the world is Gerri wearing?

Fashion Watch: Mary Kate Olsen

I loved watching "Full House" in middle school. It was one of those shows that just made me you think that this world isn't all that bad. I mean, here it is, three single bachelors taking care of three girls and raising them pretty well. How bad could the world be? But, I always thought that Michelle (the youngest daughter) was rather odd looking. Here she is at age 21 looking almost the same (she may have grown a couple of inches) in last year's gladiator sandals. She is, however wearing her trademark potato sack. Her once again scowl puts her in the negative point category.

Grade: D-

Celebrity Working Out: Gerri Halliwell

I was never a fan of the Spice Girls, but there has been recent rumors about a possible Spice Girls reunion. Perhaps that is why Gerri Halliwell is working out? And "Scary" spice lost all her baby weight after only two months? Whatever the case, Gerri looks like she is in great shape. But, what is up with the extra long shirt and long pants look?

Hilary Duff in Shape Magazine

Hilary's weight doesn't seem to fluctuate as much as Lindsay Lohan or Paris Hilton's, but when she does gain some weight, it is noticed by the paparazzi. Here she is in a photoshoot for the upcoming issue of Shape Magazine. She looks great!

Weight Watcher: Paris Hilton

Just a couple of days ago, Paris Hilton left prison looking like she had gained some weight in prison. Today, she is trying to leave for Hawaii donning a black wig and a big straw hat. I don't know if it's because of the sack of cloth that she is wearing or not, but she looks like she has already lost some weight. It is most noticeable in her face. She looks rather gaunt.

Weight Watcher: Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams was my favorite character in "Mean Girls." She just made me laugh so much while she was muching on those "granola" bars that was supposedly helping her to lose weight. And, she played the mean, popular girl very well. I am sure we all know of a girl like her in our high school. In this picture, she looks to be about the same weight as the character in "Mean Girls," but she did lose a lot of weight shortly thereafter. She looks good at this weight

One More Scarf Celebrity: Jessica Alba

Here it is yet again. Celebrities wearing a scarf in the summer. What do you think of this trend?

Weight Watcher: Kate Bosworth

I am not a huge fan of Kate Bosworth's (because her acting is only okay to me), but I am glad to see that she has some meat on her bones lately. I still think that her body in "Blue Crush" was best, but it is nice to see that she's not a walking skeleton lately. I am guessing it has something to do with her current boyfriend (can't remember his name). I'm sure Orlando is wondering to himself why he couldn't get her to eat while they were dating.

FEED ME! Angelina Jolie

Sorry, I couldn't resist. I don't care what she is saying in her interviews. She really needs to eat some food. She is looking more and more skeletal every day. I think she is probably one of the most beautiful women in the world, but with an extra 10-15 pounds she would look so much hotter.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Trend Alert: Scarfs in the Summer?

Christina Aguilera wearing a scarf to hide her orange face.

Cameron Diaz wearing a scarf to hide her communist slogan on her purse in Peru.

Alessandra Ambrosio wearing a pink scarf to lighten up her outfit.

Nicole Richie wearing a scarf to hide her skeletal frame.

Angelina Jolie wearing a scarf to hide her whittling bodyl

I don't know where all the celebrities are when some of these pictures are taken, but the trend lately is to accessorize with a scarf. I remember a mom telling me when I was a sophomore in college that she liked to accessorize with a scarf because it took away the "fat" of her bulging belly. Sure enough, every time I saw her, I noticed her beautiful face first and not her increasing stomach. If you have a hard time covering up that growing bulge either from pregnancy or just some extra snacks, wrap yourself up with a pretty scarf. Color ones are best.

Fashion Watch: Cameron Diaz

I think Cameron Diaz knows that she has a nice body. Everything she wears is either very tight or very short. I guess if I had legs like hers, I would probably show them off, too. Since her break-up with cocky, arrogant Justin Timberlake, the paparazzi seem to like her better. At least she's smiling in most of photos. Here she is in this weird looking dress. The style actually looks good, but the patterns and color is a little off.

Grade: C

Weight Gainer: Lindsay Lohan

What are they serving in rehab? Here is Lindsay Lohan out again of rehab. She is apparently going on a hike. However, doesn't it appear as if she's gained some weight? It is most noticeable in her belly. Girls her age should not have a gut yet. She's not fat by any means and I would rather have this Lindsay than anorexic any day, but it just begs the question: what are they serving in rehab? in prison? (Paris also gained weight in prison)

Fashion Watch: Gwen Stefani

For a long time, I couldn't stand Gwen Stefani. She seemed so to try to hard to make herself different from everybody else. From her song choices to her fashion wardrobes, it was almost like she was screaming "look at me, I'm different!" Then, I listened to some of her music and started changing my mind. I really like her song "Underneath It All." The tune is catchy and it makes me kind of smile when I listen to it. Since she's had Kingston (her son), her fashion choices have gone awry again. This time, however, she's screaming, "look at my body; I'm still hot after having a kid!" Most of her shirts are literally torn in half and what is up with the jeans rolled over? I do that to my girls because they are either too long or too big. You make a lot of money in your music career, Gwen. Buy clothes that fit.

Grade: E

Pregnancy Predictor: Jennifer Garner

Several weeks ago, I did a post on Jennifer Garner and said that she is pregnant. Then, I saw some pictures of her vacationing in Hawaii and thought, "hm...maybe not." And, then today, I come across this picture of her and thought, "hm...maybe so." What do you all think? Is that a baby bump or just too much for lunch?

Fashion Watch: Mandy Moore

I know all the celebrities in Hollywood are trying to set themselves apart from others, but I have to question some of their fashion choices. And, an evening gown is usually pretty easy to pick. Something nice and long is usually a good choice. But, nice and long with cuts in between? Not so much. Here is Mandy Moore in that kind of dress. I do like the color green that she chose, but the style is absolutely horrendous.

Grade: D-

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Pregnancy Predictor: Christina Aguilera

I'm calling it. She definitely looks more endowed in this picture. Christina Aguilera is in China for a concert. High waisted dress and big boobs. Hm...I wonder what's burning in the oven.

Weight Gainer: Paris Hilton

I thought that when you go to prison, you are not treated like a queen. As you all know, Paris Hilton has been released from prison. While she was in jail, many reported that she was not eating and sleeping well. From the looks of her, I think that guard who let her out was also feeding her some Cheetos. She definitely looks like she has gained weight.

Weight Watcher: Gwyneth Paltrow

Ever since Gwyneth became a mom, her body seems to have stabilized at a normal weight. I am loving that she looks healthy and not skeletal skinny like in the early years. Here she is recently hobbling around because she got into some accident.

Celebrity Runner: Justin Timberlake

Okay, I admit it. I liked N'Sync when they were out. What can I say? I love sappy music. And, I've always liked Justin Timberlake. But, I have a bone to pick with him. I don't know if he knows how he comes across in interviews as well as some paparazzi pictures of him, but he is not gaining any favor with the public by his antics. He recently spoke of his new love with Jessica Biel that "she begged to come along on his tours" and he said that he couldn't say no to a "pretty face." Jessica Biel - you seem like you have a good head on your shoulder. Dump the bastard. He is arrogant, rude, and downright cocky. He doesn't deserve you.