“I need to be more accessible, especially to the ones I love.”
It makes us feel better about ourselves to point the finger, but at what cost?
Well, at least now we know how #teamJen feel about the Brangelina split.
Can’t. Stop. Laughing.
Life is beautiful, if you let yourself see it.
The actor has revealed she was told she was “too old” for The Wolf Of Wall Street.
February 16, 2004
Hollywood’s favourite couple, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have won yet another award. This time the couple have kissed and cuddled their way to victory in a Valentine’s Day Most Romantic Couple poll conducted by Britain’s leading glossy magazine Hello. The pair easily won the polls snaring over 20 per cent of the overall poll to win first place. But following not too far behind with 17% of the votes was the famous Beckham couple with soccer-ace David Beckham and his spicey wife Victoria polling highly to take second place. The ‘Becks’ duo were just in front of Las Vegas star, Canadian Celine Dion and her manager and hubby Rene Angelil. The renowned singer and her husband/manager have been working together for 25 years and been married for the last ten with a little boy born almost two years ago thru IVF. Other celeb couples deemed romantically noteworthy included our very own Mary Donaldson and her spunky prince of Denmark, who came home in fourth place, and yet more Aussie?s invaded the poll with Russell Crowe and his wife Danielle Spencer coming in fifth. Coming in surprisingly low in the sizzling partnership stakes appeal were Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz, who came ninth. Meanwhile, Spanish heart-throb Antonio Banderas and his wife Melanie Griffith had to settle for tenth place.
Bye Bye Meatball
Comedian Adam Sandler, 37 took a serious moment recently to remember his beloved dog who died suddenly. Meatball, who was four years old when he died of a heart attack, appeared in the short film A Day with the Meatball that followed Sandler’s animated feature Eight Crazy Nights in theatres. Meatball, who sported a yarmulke and tuxedo, served as the ring bearer at Sandler’s wedding to Jackie Titone in 2003. Oh too sad!
Tits and Arse Awards
Two British actresses have been nominated for ‘best breasts and bum’ award in this year?s Golden Shmoes awards. Keira Knightley and Kate Beckinsale have been nominated for an award for the best breasts and bottom. Beckinsale has been nominated by fans for her role in ?Underworld?, while Knightley is up for the honour for her role in Pirates of the Caribbean. While other noteable actresses nominated for the award include Monica Bellucci for The Matrix Revolutions, Jessica Biel for Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Terminator 3 star Kristanna Loken. Even if we think it is degrading to women we can?t disagree with those choices, can we?
Image via US Weekly
If you’ve ever faced the somewhat daunting prospect of a personal trainer or GP calculating your body mass index (BMI) – be warned – for what they often won’t tell you is that this formula is seriously flawed and outdated.
BMI is calculated by taking your weight (in kilograms) and dividing it by your height squared (in metres). It is meant to be a simple way to compare the weights of groups of people of different heights.
But far from being an accurate measure of whether a person is of normal weight, underweight, overweight, or obese – your BMI is seriously bunkum for the simple reason that it doesn’t distinguish between fat and muscle and different body builds.
That’s right ladies – a muscle-bound Adonis like the recently married Brad Pitt (pictured above) was, at the time he filmed Fight Club, famously declared “overweight” according to his BMI. And even ol’ bodybuilder and Hollywood legend Arnold Schwarzenegger is another fine example of a super-fit celebrity whom health experts say would be declared “obese” according to the outdated BMI formula.
My own new, muscle-bound, ex-army commando PT (whom I call The General, among other names, behind his back) is also “overweight” according to the BMI system. What’s more, did you know this BMI system was devised by Belgian astronomer Adolphe Quetelet up to 180 years ago? That’s a hell of a long time ago!
Professor of Numerical Analysis at Oxford University, mathematician Nick Trefethe, is an open critic of the BMI formula. He believes people put too much trust in it in part because it looks so precise, akin to Einstein’s famous equation E=MC².
“That’s an equation of physics and it’s really right. The BMI formula looks similar. It seems to have the same character, but it doesn’t reflect a precise truth about our world, it’s an approximation to a very complicated reality,” he recently told the BBC.
So, what does this all mean if you’re a woman? Well, for a start, according to my PT, if you’re not stick-thin and fairly fit and muscular, with lots of lean muscle mass, your BMI could come up as “overweight” even if you are anything but.
Far, far more important and a better measure of your health and fitness – even more so than that pesky number on the scales – are body fat and measurements, he says. And this was recently backed by Sydney PT, Blake Worrall-Thompson, owner/director at Ministry of Wellbeing, who recently told Marie Claire Australia: “Don’t worry too much about your BMI – it’s completely out of date (I’m in the obese category)… Instead, focus on measurements, body fat and whether you’re feeling healthy, strong and energetic.”
Angelina Jolie is making Sydney her home for the next three months to direct her next film, and on Wednesday she made a surprise visit to Tamworth.
After arriving on a small Qantas Dash 8, the actress and her entourage drove to the small town of Werris Creek, 30 minutes away, to scope out locations for the World War II drama, Unbroken.
Local paper The Northern Daily Leader reports that Jolie “stopped in on Mark Woolfe and the crew at Creek Meats and spent time checking out an alley nearby which is believed to be of major interest to the filmmaker”.
Later, she visited a home in Punyarra Street, “charming all and sundry when she stopped to hug the kids and pose for photos.”
Jolie’s six children stayed in Sydney with minders, with Brad Pitt due to join the family in a few days after filming a movie in the U.K.
Photo: John Wooderson
Wanna go on a summer holiday with Brad and Jen?
Beauty in GozoIt seems the popularity of the new Brad Pitt blockbuster movie Troy is giving an unexpected boost to tourism on the Mediterranean island of Gozo, Malta. Apparently Pitt and his Friends’ star wife Jennifer Aniston have been reported as visiting the island which is close to Malta where the soon-to-be-released Troy was filmed. Visitor numbers to Gozo have leapt nearly 30% in the last six months, pushing Malta/Gozo to fifth place in the top 10 villa holiday destinations table compiled by the Meon Villas holiday company in the UK. “Leisure breaks by the famous can really put a destination on the map. Just look at the impact of visits to Tuscany by Tony Blair and his family,” said Meon Villas managing director Jane Sheppard. Corfu topped the villas’ top 10, followed by Portugal’s Algarve area and France. Cyprus, which has experienced a 19% growth over the last year, has moved into the top 10 for the first time.
The top 10 villa holiday destinations, with 2003 positions in brackets, are:
The majestic island of Corfu1.(1) Corfu, Greece – known for its hordes of celebrities in summer
2.(2) Algarve, Portugal – Cliff Richards has bought property in this beautiful area of the world.
3.(3) France – Just across the English Channel is this world of wine, cheese and secluded chateaus.
Glorious Menorca4.(4) Menorca, Spain – Miles of pristine beaches.
5.(6) Malta/Gozo – Brad & Jen’s fave holiday location.
6.(5) Majorca, Spain – A favourite for Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffiths
7.(7) Lanzarote, Spain – Party central in the Canary Islands
A Tuscan villa8.(8) Tuscany, Italy – Sting has his own vineyard in this beautiful area of Italy
9.(-) Cyprus – Third largest Mediterranean Island
10.(10) Crete, Greece – Jewel of the Greek Islands
Quick, book now as July and August are peak season in Europe and if you and 10 of your closest pals fancy a villa next to Brad and Jen?s then you?d better get a hop along!
Sarah O’Hare expecting
Mum-to-be, SarahOne of Australia?s favourite daughters is having a baby. Gorgeous model Sarah O?Hare and her media magnate husband, Lachlan Murdoch have confirmed they are expecting their first child. The baby will be the eighth grandchild of Rupert Murdoch, media baron and head of News Corp world wide. Gossip has been rife for months since O?Hare withdrew from the Melbourne Fashion Week in March and her agent blamed her uni timetable for keeping her away. Now we all know it was actually morning sickness! Then just last week they sent the media into a frenzy of ?are they or aren?t they?? when Lachlan and Sarah were photographed arriving at New York’s Costume Institute ball, she showing an obvious bump in her cream frock. Now she is going to be one Yummy Mummy!
Imagine pashing this hunk…Brad’s a great pash
Hands up all those girls that dream of pashing Brad Pitt? Well 24 year old Sydney actress Rose Byrne has done it! Rose Bryne is suddenly the name on everyone?s lips including divine Brad Pitt?s. How you ask has this Sydney girl has become America’s latest sweetheart? In the lastest epic flick Troy, Byrne is in a sex scene with Brad Pitt that has been leaving female audience members panting and men, well, feeling inadequate. In the film Byrne is lying on a bed of pillows, while Brad Pitt is naked and sweaty (just how we like him!). His 15kg of extra muscle (packed on for the role of famed Greek warrior Achilles) is rippling. So, what is it like for the local girl to spend the day shooting a steamy love scene with the actor often described as the sexiest man alive? “It was great,” said Byrne giggling, but not giving too much away. “God, he’s a great kisser.”
Lucky Rose Byrne has!Pitt thinks Byrne is a gem
It seems Brad was just as impressed by Bryne, telling journo?s ?Rose is a doll, isn’t she?” Pitt says. “She’s a gem.” Pitt, husband of Friends star Jennifer Aniston, appears naked in the scene. Or not quite, reveals Byrne. “No, no, he had a modesty patch on,” Byrne confesses. Byrne said Pitt made jokes to break the ice during Troy’s more intimate scenes. “He’s got a cheeky sense of humour. You think he’s serious and then he’ll make a joke,” she says. “Jokes? I thought I was being suave,” Pitt responds. Sounds like a movie for both sexes to attend ? Brad Pitt naked for the girls and lots of battle scenes and fighting for the boys! Perfect!
Mid air music with SherylSheryl Crow joins Mile High Rankings
Sheryl Crow made aviation history, last week by performing at 3,500 feet! The mid-air concert marked the launch of United Airlines’ partnership with Sony’s new Connect Online Music Service. “It’s like a new meaning for the ‘mile high club,'” Crow joked. “It’s a pretty cool idea.” Sheryl also let it slip that her new album will be filled with love songs thanks to her new boyfriend Lance Armstrong. “It’s going to be the most boring, sappy record you’ve ever heard,” she admitted. “It’s going to be, ‘I love Lance.'” Crow and cycling champ Armstrong ? he has won the grueling Tour de France the last five years in a row ? have been enjoying the last three months in Spain while Armstrong trains to try and win his sixth tour win. “It’s a whole different world for me and it’s great to be in his world and step out of mine for a while,” Sheryl said, she went on to add “I’m good; I’m riding the bike now.” So will we see the rocker in next year’s Tour de France? “No, you may see me in the car, but not on the tour.”