Entertainment behind the scenes
Tuesday, we brought you Vanity Fair readers’ idea of the world’s most handsome man, Robert Pattinson, 23, (see the blog post below). So today, Wednesday, we thought Fan Fare readers might want to know who was dubbed the hottest bachelor by People magazine. He is (drumrollllllllllll), “Gossip Girl” actor Chace Crawford.
At People’s website, Crawford, 23, talks about his first kiss and the perfect date, “all you need is a pool table, beer, an electric jukebox and good conversation.”
We’re thinkin’ you might want to do more than pool and beer, Chace, but hey, whatever works. (For Pattinson, it’s a pair of fangs). You can read about Chace here.
There’s definitely a sea change afoot in Hollywood where the title “hot” is concerned. It wasn’t too long ago that those monikers belonged to the likes of Brad Pitt, Matt Damon or Johnny Depp, but those guys are, well, older now (Pitt, 45; Damon, 38; Depp 46) and dads.
Banking on readers’ hungry appetite for all things Brangelina — and the general spike in interest in Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie generated by the birth of their twins (call it the Brangelina baby bounce) – People and Hello! magazines have shelled out big bucks for their baby pics. Some reports have $11 million and others go as high as $14 million.
Whatever the price, is it really worth it?
In a quick round of lunchtime interviews outside Reuters’ bureau in celebrity-savvy Los Angeles, many people said they cannot wait to see the pictures, while others yawned at the thought. Just about everyone had an opinion.
“Exploit those kids from the beginning, I think it’s awesome,” said attorney Michael Gonzales, 30. “Why not? This is America, squeeze a dollar out of anything.”
People magazine has managed to snare the first photos of the “pregnant man,” transgender male Thomas Beatie, and his baby girl Susan Juliette. Beatie, 34, is legally male but was born female and underwent gender reassignment surgery and hormone treatment. He did, however, keep his female reproductive organs so when he and his wife Nancy decided to have a child, he was the one who conceived through articial insemination with donor sperm. Susan was born on June 29, weighing 9 lb and 5 oz.. His wife Nancy is breastfeeding the baby though a process called induced lactation.
“We know prejudice is out there, but how can anyone judge this beautiful little baby?” the couple told People magazine. The magazine did not give details of how much it paid the couple for the photos and interview.
It’s not the most modest self-description, but one must remember that Miley Cyrus is only 15 years-old and a Hollywood celebrity. The singing star of “Hannah Montana” fame, has three words to describe herself “Coolest. Person. Ev-er!” she tells People magazine in a special Miley Cyrus issue set to hit newsstands on Friday, July 4. ”Really, I think I’m chill. I am very hyper but I’m very carefree.”
She also tells People her approach to life is to take things as they come. “Madonna always reinvents herself, and that’s what I want to do,” said Miley. ”Whatever comes my way that sounds good, that’s what I want to do. Whether it’s designing clothes or photography or whatever.”