Could Mike Pence go Hollywood? According to an insider, now that he’s suspended his presidential campaign, the former VP is focused on the next chapter of his career and has hired an agent to get him jobs. Before he announced his bid for the White House, Mike was quietly approached about appearing on Dancing With The Stars, and while flattered, his religious beliefs wouldn’t allow him to dance with anyone other than his wife. While that show is off the table, Mike is open to most anything else – including hosting a conservative talk show or even a reality show based on his family.
Travis Kelce has become a household name thanks to his new romance with Taylor Swift, and he’s been bitten again by the Hollywood bug! It’s not well known, but early in his football career Travis starred in a reality show, Catching Kelce where 50 women (one from each state) competed for his affections. The show only lasted 8 episodes and Travis never found love, so he gave up his entertainment ambitions and focused on football. Thanks to his romance with Taylor, Hollywood is calling once again! He recently told his new agents at CAA that he’s ready for more opportunities away from sports. And that’s not all- he recently hired an acting coach to help him hone his skills!
Whoa. It was a jolt when we saw this photo of Amelia Hamlin (Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin’s daughter) because she does NOT look like the average 20 year old. Does Hollywood make girls grow up faster? Sure, she’s beautiful, but most college-age girls look a lot less serious and vampy. Remember, Amelia broke up with 35 year old Scott Disick not long ago, so maybe he influenced her. It seems like an awful lot of Hollywood’s second generation kids are skipping college and using their famous last names to become influencers on social media and it’s a shame they have to miss the college experience and grow up so fast…
Photo Credit: BACKGRID-USA Amelia Hamlin at the Michael Kors fashion show in NYC
We drive past the busy Hollywood intersection in front of CBS on Beverly Blvd almost every day, but today the whole block was closed off for filming while honking cars waited on all sides. Big AMA winners BTS, dressed in black and yellow, took over the block dancing under the direction of Late Late Show host James Corden, who joined in the dance himself. Those big yellow letters above spelled out BUTTER- the record-breaking song by the group. Total hysteria in the neighborhood was avoided because BTS pretty much danced in a hurry and quickly departed.
Fell in love with this photo of Sacha Baron Cohen cleaning up the White House in Vanity Fair’s 27th annual Hollywood issue. It’s award season and the publication is celebrating ten actors, directors, and producers who made a splash during the pandemic. Cohen successfully filmed his Borat 2 movie under challenging pandemic circumstances and it won him a Golden Globe. He takes delight in making fun of American politics.
Conceptual artists Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari created this picture for Vanity Fair.
There is a group of women in Hollywood who seem to LIVE for the paparazzi and will do almost anything to get their attention. On a sunny day you might see one in a sexy outfit walking her dog, but sunny days have been few and far between. Some of these potential pin-ups are even friendly with a specific photographer who will follow them around, hoping to get photos they can sell. These attention-seeking starlets are clever, and one (Blanca Blanco) dressed up in this creative outfit to go shopping, knowing she would turn heads in the supermarket. She had very little competition.
Here’s something to look forward to: Ryan Murphy’s series about the golden age of Hollywood (called Hollywood) debuts on Netflix May 1, and it looks like FUN. The series features celebrity characters of the era intermixing with fictional characters. The Big Bang Theory’sJim Parsons has the juicy role of Henry Willson– he was the gay talent agent responsible for all those he-man hunks in the fifties. Henry discovered and renamed his stable of handsome guys including Rock Hudson, Tab Hunter, Rory Calhoun, Troy Donahue, Guy Madison, etc. Some, but not all, the actors were also gay. Henry ended up selling stories to Confidential magazine about some of his clients in order to suppress a gay story about his biggest client Rock Hudson.
Sporting a cream colored cashmere double breasted topcoat and SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT, it appears that The Irishman gangster Joe Pesci has “gone Hollywood”- and indeed, he has. For the past 30 years, Joe has lived at the Jersey Shore in an 8 bedroom 8 bathroom mansion. A few weeks ago, Joe put his home on the market for 6.5 million and he admits he has finally decided to move the sunny Los Angeles where he can play golf year around.
Since it appeared in 1994, we have been appalled by this monstrosity that apparently passes for “public art.” The gaudy metallic gazebo is located at the important intersection of Hollywood Blvd and La Brea, intended as some kind of “gateway” to Hollywood. We always assumed there was some sort of political corruption between whoever paid for it and the artist. The embarrassing “art” depicts five statues of actresses in a highly sexualized and disrespectful manner. Whoever vandalized this nightmare should be rewarded, and hopefully the Hollywood chamber of commerce will re-think this situation and install a more appropriate piece of art.
Suburbicon director George Clooney has observed that Donald Trump seems to enjoy fueling the wars between what he calls “coastal elites who live in a bubble ” and middle America. George doesn’t LIKE being called a “Hollywood elite.” He responded “Hollywood elite? I don’t have a star on Hollywood Boulevard, but Donald Trump DOES have a star on Hollywood Boulevard! Who lives in a bigger bubble?”