In Moneyball, Brad Pitt plays Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics baseball team, who didn’t let a little thing like not having enough cash keep him from creating a team on par will well-moneyed franchises. It was Beane’s hyper-focus on an entirely different set of player stats (on-base percentage and slugging percentage) that let him put together a cheaper, albeit still competitive team. And that’s what a change agent does: He changes the game, uprooting pre-conceived notions for a new way of thinking.
Which begs the question: Who are some real-life celebrity change agents?
• Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks, who reminds audiences (and casting directors) that twig-thin women aren’t Hollywood’s only definition of sexy.
• Dancing With The Stars‘ Chaz Bono, who’s proving the children of celebrities don’t always have it so easy.
• Jennifer Hudson, who turned a family tragedy into an exercise in finding herself, not falling apart.
• Sandra Bullock, who’s shown how a messy public divorce can be handled with the strength and finesse of a fearless mom.
Who else do you think should make this list?
Moneyball is in theaters now. After the jump, check out Pink contest winner Nick’s review of the film. More »
Posted under: 'Moneyball', Brad Pitt
Yesterday we got our FIRST LOOK at Anne Hathaway in full Catwoman costume on the SoCal set of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises and today we get to see a few more photos from the set. As you may recall, the first incarnation of the new Catwoman costume left MUCH to be desired … but these new photos show that the costume has been upgraded significantly to make Anne actually look like a cat woman. There is an interesting theory going around that suggests that Catwoman‘s ears/mask combo might be made from Batman‘s own mask/cowl. Check out the photos below and see what you think. More »
Last Wednesday the world was shocked by the sudden announcement from R.E.M. that the band has decided to retire from music after 31 years together. The announcement seemingly came out of nowhere and was posted on the band’s official website. Today we hear from R.E.M. guitarist Mike Mills about the band’s decision to call it quits in a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine. Read what he has to say below. More »
Last week we got to see a teaser clip for Kelly Clarkson‘s new music video for her new single Mr. Know It All and today we get to see the vid in full. Kelly quietly released the full-length video yesterday without much fanfare … but as you can see below, the video doesn’t really need much fanfare at all. There is a distinctive Kelly Clarkson-ness about the video … watch it below and see what I mean. More »
Trainwreck Lindsay Lohan is trying to un-trainwreck herself by getting back to work … and for some reason, fashion designer Philipp Plein decided to give her a job. Lohan has been selected to be the new spokesmodel for Plein‘s line and was unveiled as such at a press conference in Milan, Italy ahead of Fashion Week. Click below to see some photos from the press conference announcement and read some deets about L. Lo‘s new modeling gig. More »
Back in July we got our first look at Crystalline, the first music video from Björk‘s new album Biophilia. Today we get to check out the second music video from the disc for the single Moon. In fine Björk fashion, the video is a mixture of neat visuals and Björk quirkiness. Check it out in full below. More »
Posted under: 'Moon', Björk
Last night David and I were invited by our dear friend Tamar’s parents to attend a casual dinner party engagement celebration at their home and we had the best time getting to celebrate Tam and Rob’s wedding engagement with both of their families. The whole evening was very laid back, but very very fun. We ate the best food, drank the best drinks and just had a blast hanging out together. More »
Early last month we got our first look at actress Anne Hathaway in costume as Catwoman as she will appear in the upcoming sequel film Batman: The Dark Knight Rises. As you may recall, Anne recieved a lot of negative feedback based primarily on the fact that she did NOT look very much like Catwoman at all. This weekend, Anne and co-star Christian Bale filmed new scenes for The Dark Knight Rises and as you can see in the photos below, her Catwoman costume has been changed at bit … and she NOW looks like Catwoman. At last, the costume has cat ears! Hurrah!! Check out the photos below and see what you think. More »
Earlier this week we saw the first photo of our dear Britney Spears performing in St. Petersburg, Russia as she kicked off the European leg of her Femme Fatale Tour and today we get to see a few photos from her stop last night in Moscow. Brit Brit was lookin’ FIERCE and FINE on stage last night … as is evident by the photos below. More »