Good looks can only take you so far in Hollywood — basically all the way, really, but there’s still a few feet in your journey to superstardom that you can only achieve by making yourself ugly.
Following in the footsteps of Like Charlize Theron in Monster or Christian Bale in Vice, stars must bury their beauty under bad clothing, extra pounds and fake bad teeth; basically, they’re trying to look like us. Try not to be offended.
As blustery spring arrives, Nicole Kidman and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall remind ladies of their two glamorous hair-care options. (Backgrid/Getty)
Actresses’ faces can be eloquent without words, and the guests at this year’s Marie Claire party — Jessica Chastain, Busy Philipps, Nikki Reed and Nina Dobrev — are telling us they just found out it’s cash bar only. Meanwhile, either the South by Southwest film-fest visitors are much better at simulating delight, or the festival simply spikes the drinks of Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, Billie Lourd, Elle Fanning and Jamie Bell with ecstasy. (Getty)
Ben Affleck does the search for a new nanny his way. (Backgrid)
Comics are a big part of the zeitgeist these days but Poppy’s red-carpet tribute to the Yellow Kid is a pretty deep cut. (Getty/Wikipedia)
Antonio Banderas is confused but understandably excited when Penelope Cruz’s press-conference dress briefly leads him to believe that she is marrying him. (Getty)
“Well my name is Joey Fatone and I’m here to say … well, it doesn’t matter, because no one ever sticks around to listen.” (Getty)
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Garnet Fraser is a deputy entertainment editor and a contributor to the Star’s Entertainment section. He is based in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @garnetfraser