Drew Barrymore: ‘I’m a real stay-at-home mom, I’m really hands-on’

Has Drew Barrymore been annoying anyone else lately? I haven’t been writing about her because A) no one seems to care and B) it’s getting difficult to contain my annoyance with her. Like, I’m happy that she’s happy and that she’s doing well and she’s a mom now and YAY. But she’s been on a media blitz (she’s promoting her Walmart makeup line, not a movie) for the past few weeks, and it’s like she’s trying to become The New Jennifer Garner – the new “normal Hollywood mom” who you want to root for, only Drew is just going much, much too far. Maybe it’s just me. Ugh. Anyway, Drew covers the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar to promote said makeup line – the photo shoot is lovely, but the interview plucks my last nerve. You can read the full piece here and here are some highlights:

Drew’s favorite new hobby: tie-dyeing yoga leggings in her kitchen sink while her five-month-old daughter, Olive, is napping, something she is “real serious about.”

She’s super-involved with EVERYTHING: Eventually she’ll get to the fact that, yes, in addition to getting married, giving birth, and making leggings last year, she developed an enormous, affordable, prestige-quality makeup line for Walmart called Flower. “Everything I do, I do infinite percent,” Barrymore says, half of the cheeseburger in hand at a pub in Hollywood. She doesn’t just learn to cook; she starts with soups until she’s devising her own recipe for harissa-spiced pasta on Ellen DeGeneres’s show. She doesn’t just like to drink pinot grigio; she went and made a pinot grigio and put a Shepard Fairey—designed label bearing her family name on the bottle. And she doesn’t just love makeup; she loves it enough to throw her considerable star power behind a line of her own. “It’s my crusade to help women feel good about themselves,” she says.

She’s a stay-at-home mom: “When my daughter was born, I thought to myself, How do I go past infinity with my efforts and care?” Barrymore says. “I asked my mother-in-law questions. I psycho-stalked all of the nurses with so many questions. I asked every single question.” She laughs. “I’m a real stay-at-home mom. I’m really hands-on. Everything else became secondary.”

Giving birth to Olive: There was speculation that Barrymore had a home birth. She shakes her head no and says that Olive was born in a hospital, but she wants to keep the details to herself. “I definitely needed some time,” she recalls. “For a solid six weeks, I was hiding like the Unabomber. Because I live my life in the public eye, and I didn’t want that for her.” But ultimately she realized that “unless I move into a bunker underground, I don’t have a choice in this matter. It was something that took me weeks to cope with.”

She doesn’t want Olive to grow up in the public eye: “I know she didn’t sign up for that,” she says about Olive’s being born into the glare of attention that comes with her mother’s 30-plus years of fame. “I had such an exposed childhood… I appreciate my journey, but I don’t want that for my kid. Not any of it. It has nothing to do with whether I liked my childhood. I really did. But as a parent, that isn’t the childhood that I’d provide.”

How she deals with fame and career nowadays: “We could literally live in a windowless room 10 feet underground. Or I could come to terms with the fact that it’s really hard. I went through every scenario in my head of how to make it work, and I just didn’t want to be one of those weirdos in a cabin in the woods in a hooded sweatshirt.” Instead, she and Kopelman have decided to remain in Los Angeles and do as much as they can to create a life for Olive on their terms. She’s effusive about the support of her in-laws and the peace she finds within Kopelman’s “quintessential best family.” (His father walked her down the aisle at their wedding.) When she first found out she was pregnant, Barrymore put her film roles on hold and searched for ways to work that didn’t involve being in a trailer, “living someone else’s life through a character. I didn’t feel I could do a lot with fashion because I wear sweatpants that I find on the floor,” she adds. She doesn’t wear fragrance other than patchouli oil. “I live for makeup and I like wine. These are my truths!”

Her Walmart makeup line: “I grew up in a makeup chair. And to see the women around me getting ready was so aspirational. It’s about mothers and daughters, a girl watching her mom at a vanity table. I didn’t want a cold campaign with severe messaging. I wanted warmth and acceptance and self-love.”

She’s Estee Lauder now: “It was very romantic for me to make this while she was growing inside me,” she says. “I like the multigenerational-family aspect, in the vein of a Lauder—if we’re so lucky that it stays around that long. She may want to be a food stylist, a mathematician, a scientist who will save us all. I just know that the family part really appeals to me.”

She’s full-on mom now: “By no means am I saying that I’m never going to act again,” she says. “It’s just that I’m having so much fun, dyeing crazy leggings in those weird pockets of time when I’m waiting for my daughter to wake up so I can be a mom.”

[From Harper’s Bazaar]

The piece goes into greater detail about the Walmart makeup line, Flower, and how Drew is very hands on with everything. It actually sounds like a great project for Drew, and I’m glad she’s concentrating on quality control and all of that… but that’s why she’s got a Bazaar cover. That’s why she’s been doing interviews with The View and other talk shows. It’s all for the makeup line. And I get that being a new mom is life-changing and everything, but hopefully she’ll figure out a way to be a working mom without talking about how she had an “exposed childhood,” all while giving that same kind of life to her daughter in a way. She sold her wedding photos, she sold Olive’s baby photos, she is the one turning her baby into part of her “celebrity brand”. You would think she would realize that she needs to keep her personal life more private if she wants to shield her daughter from fame.

Photos courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar.

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Guess the Celebrity: Mugshot Edition!

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Oh guys. I never tire of these weird, sad mugshots that we get to see on the regular, and in fact, I kind of look forward to them each and every time. It’s not that I wish misfortune on these people, of course, it’s just that these mugshots are so damn ridiculous.

Here’s three hints:

—He was in a movie in the early nineties with Matthew McConaughey. It was a good movie for livin’.
—His twin brother is just as weird.
—No, really: his twin brother is really, really weird.

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Oh gosh, so there’s a big story here. Actually, there’s two stories, and I’m going to leave it up to you to decide which story is the true story.

Here’s London’s version of events:

Jason went to a bar in Arizona, where he was jumped by two 250-lb. bouncers. He did nothing to provoke the attack, the end.

Here’s law enforcement’s version of events:

Jason went to a bar in Arizona, sneezed on a bouncer and failed to apologize. The bouncer got pissed, shoved Jason, and Jason began to “attack” the bouncers (I say “attack,” because how much “attack” can a 5’11″ man who weighs 150 pounds really put out?). Jason got his ass kicked, the bouncers called the police, and when they showed up to pick him up and book him, he reacted belligerently, cursed at police, threw around his massive star power, and then proceeded to shit in the back of the police car.

I don’t know about you, but I’m more apt to believe the second story, partially because it’s probably true, and partially because it’s just more fun.

Special thanks to Evill Beet Gossip

Spencer And Heidi Are Broke Because of The Apocalpyse

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Hey, remember when everybody thought the world was going to end on December 21st, 2012? And some people really thought the world was going to end, and they focused their whole lives on getting ready for it? You should remember that, it wasn’t that long ago. Oh, and there was an episode of Wife Swap about it (not that you should, but if you wanted to, the episode might be on YouTube and it might be TOTALLY WORTH IT). Come on, you guys totally remember this.

But you know who definitely remembers this? Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt. They remember it so well because they wasted all the money they earned from being dumb because of it.

Here’s what Spencer himself had to say about his behavior in the months and years leading up to December 21st:

“We made and spent at least 10 million dollars. The thing is, we heard that the planet was going to end in 2012. We thought, we have got to spend this money before the asteroid hits.

“Here’s some advice, definitely do not spend your money thinking asteroids are coming. But the world didn’t end.

“I would give my friends $15,000 for their birthday. Just cash. I would buy people cars. Every valet I met got a couple of hundred pounds tip. I would pay people $200 just to open doors for us.”

I love how he said that they “heard the planet was going to end.” It seemed like most people who thought the world was going to end were a lot more adamant about it, you know? Like “the world is ending, prepare for the end times, this is definitely, 100% for sure happening!” But Spencer and Heidi just heard about it somewhere, I guess. It must have sounded pretty legit to them.

But guys, please heed Spencer’s advice and do not spend your money thinking asteroids are coming. If you can take one thing away from this whole story, please let it be that.

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Miley Cyrus Does Yoga On The Beach In Costa Rica

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Thursday eye candy brought to you without commentary…Miley Cyrus doing yoga on the beach…enjoy!

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Rihanna Explains Herself In Rolling Stone Magazine

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I keep waiting on the day when Jay-Z decides that Rihanna is done with the bad girl image. But it just never comes. One can hope….

I expected her reasons for getting involved with Chris Brown again to be lame and stupid girl-ish…and it does.

When you add up the pieces from the outside, it’s not the cutest puzzle in the world,” Rihanna says. “You see us walking somewhere, driving somewhere, in the studio, in the club, and you think you know. But it’s different now. We don’t have those types of arguments anymore. We talk about shit. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don’t want to lose that.”

And Rihanna says that if Brown were ever to display a hint of his past behavior towards her, she is ready to walk. “He doesn’t have the luxury of fucking up again,” she says. “That’s just not an option. I can’t say that nothing else will ever go wrong. But I’m pretty solid in the knowing that he’s disgusted by that. And I wouldn’t have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility.”

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Nicholas Hoult v. Eddie Redmayne: which British dude would you rather?

Yesterday was dominated stupidly by Lindsay Lohan’s crack shenanigans, so I didn’t get a chance to cover these photos. I was staring at them for most of the day because the photo sets were close to each other on WENN. Nicholas Hoult was at the LA premiere of Warm Bodies on Tuesday night, and then Eddie Redmayne was at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on the same night. So here’s a little “Who would rather?” game and I seriously can’t decide.

First of all, I’ve really come around on Eddie. Last year I saw his creepy performance in Glorious 39, and it warped my vision of him. But he turned it around over the past few months because A) he’s super-stylish and perhaps the best-dressed person of the awards season and B) he actually seems like a really lovely, sweet, amazing, professional young man and C) POCKET SQUARES! It’s also notable that he’s 31 years old and everyone thinks he’s like 22. So, it feels like you’re lusting after almost-jailbait, but he’s a full-fledged MAN. Which is nice, I guess? Also: cheekbones to die for!

As for Nicholas… I’ve been into him for years now, since A Single Man, really. The boy from About a Boy grew up to be a lanky, enchanting hottie with gorgeous eyes and a flirtatious manner. He also has great taste in ladies – he dated Jennifer Lawrence for more than two years, and although they broke up recently, he’s enough of a gentleman to praise her and talk about how “proud” he is that she’s a big Oscar contender this year. Oh, and Hoult is 23 years old!

So, who would I rather? I can’t even decide? I’m angling more towards Nicholas because he’s more type, but Eddie has really been blowing me away lately with his sweetness, humor and style. Can I have them both? Please?

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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Is Kristen Stewart angry at Sparkles for not giving her enough attention?

Robert Pattinson is already in Australia! Did you know that? If you’re a Twihard, you already knew that. He’s already begun to film The Rover, and he’s already attracted the attention of the Aussie Twihards AND the Aussie police. According to Hollywood Life, Sparkles has been cautioned by the police because he wasn’t wearing a helmet while riding a bike. HARDCORE! That is one thing I’ll give Robert – he’s not trying to convince anyone that he’s some kind of “badass”. He’s not the trashing-hotel-rooms type. He’s the type to get cautioned for not wearing his bike helmet.

But here’s the real question – is Kristen Stewart putting everything on hold to make this relationship work while Rob is half-way around the world? Sources say that Kristen is not in Australia, but she’s still trying to keep Rob on a tight leash – and it’s not working.

Kristen Stewart is fuming with Robert Pattinson for not giving her enough attention while he’s Down Under filming, a source tells RadarOnline.com exclusively. The On the Road actress has been missing Robert, 26, since he flew to Australia to shoot futuristic western The Rover, and because of the time difference the pair has hardly spoken to each other.

Kristen, 22, feels Robert’s neglecting her, according to the source, and has told him she wants him to check-in more often!

“With Robert out the country, a thousand miles away working in Australia, Kristen has been missing him badly,” the source reveals. “The time difference is 18-and-a-half hours between Los Angeles and Adelaide, where Robert is, so it’s proving a difficulty for them to speak to each other regularly and easily. Robert is often starting his working day when Kristen is busy, and vice versa. And he’s not the best at sending texts, or keeping in touch in the first place.”

“Kristen is angry with him because she thinks he’s not giving her enough attention – it’s absolutely killing her. So, she’s told him off and said she wants more messages, updates…. Anything…. so she doesn’t feel forgotten about!”

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Kristen has also been getting frustrated with Robert for his reluctance to fully forgive her and re-commit to their relationship following her cheating scandal. Robert has been playing hard to get since rekindling their romance, and the actress is starting to get annoyed because she feels that she’s been putting in all the effort to make it work out between them.

“Rob and Kristen are at a crossroads right now as to whether he finally accepts they are back together or not,” a source previously told Radar.

[From Radar]

Haha. Sure baby, it’s just the time difference. Sure, I’ll check in later, no problem, of course I’m not spending time with any of these pretty Aussie girls. No, never! I wish… I wish Sparkles would just grow a set and break it off with Kristen for good. I like the idea that finally – maybe! – Robert isn’t “the one who loves too much” and he’s actually giving Kristen a taste of her own medicine. But mostly I just wish he would dump her and move on.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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