|This Week's Underrated
1. Secret children and the stars who hide them, for reminding us
stars shave skeletons in their closest. The latest matriarchal
buzz comes from Janet Jackson’s camp. Young DeBarge, whose
brother James was married to the singer from 1984 to 1985, told
New York City urban radio station HOT 97, the now 18-year-old
Renee was sent away to live with the star's eldest sister Rebbie.
A spokeswoman for Jackson's refused to deny the allegations,
telling The New York Post the singer wouldn't comment.
2. Bubbly blonde Reese Witherspoon, who topped a new Best Hair
poll for her look as a ghost in romantic comedy Just Like
Heaven. The actress beat Alfie star Nia Long's locks in Are We
There Yet to claim the top spot in style magazine Marie Claire's
10 Best Movie Hair Moments of 2005.
3. Screen beauty Gwyneth Paltrow, who is reportedly pregnant
with her second child with hunky hubby and Coldplay frontman
Chris Martin. The couple has a 16-month-old daughter, Apple. And
we can thank Paltrow’s mother, actress Blythe Danner, for
accidentally spilling the beans. Danner tried to backtrack:
“Yes, I am (going to be a grandmother again.) Well, I think so.
Oh, well I have not checked lately.”
4. Dance sensation Moby, for donating proceeds from T-shirts
sales with the slogan "Save an Animal. Eat a Vegetable" to
animal right's group Friends of Animals. Moby held an exhibition
in his home-town of Stamford, Connecticut last week to showcase
illustrated prints and clothing from his Little Idiot line.
5. Unlikely pairings, for coming together for a good cause. The
latest: Former US President Bill Clinton will team up with
cartoon characters SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer
as part of a new campaign to urge kids to eat healthier.
6. Hottie Josh Hartnett, for being rated best kisser by Kirsten
Dunst. The actress, who has locked lips with several Hollywood
heartthrobs, including Tobey Maguire and Orlando Bloom, said she
was most thrilled with kissing Hartnett on the set of their film
The Virgin Suicides. “I had a crush on him... It was
nerve-racking because (the director) made me surprise him (for
the scene) where I jump on him and start making out with him,”
she said. “It was pretty wonderful.”
7. Former New Kids on the Block Donnie Wahlberg, for
complimenting and dissing his brother Mark Wahlberg
simultaneously. Donnie believes the glossy Entourage show,
executive produced by Mark and said to be loosely based on their
lives, is too clean-cut compared to real-life Tinseltown
hangers-on. “I wouldn't feel bad about it because the guy
loosely based on Mark is so horrible. It's nothing like Mark."
Donnie also denied the Johnny Drama character on the show--the
fading star and older brother of lead character Vince Chase--is
not based on himself.
8. Angelina Jolie’s hairbrush, which recently went up for sale
on auction site eBay.com. Fans bid over $36,000 for the chance
to own a piece of the star’s hair strands. Jolie reportedly used
the brush on the set of The Good Shepherd in New York earlier
this summer, and accidentally left it behind.
9. The always cool Samuel L. Jackson, who has signed up to host
the third annual Spike TV Video Game Awards next month. Jackson
picked up an honor last year for his part in Grand Theft Auto:
San Andreas. The ceremony will be held at the Gibson Ampitheater
in Los Angeles.
10. American Idol judge Simon Cowell, for not be embarrassed to
admit money matters. The acerbic lothario admits money is his
main motivating factor in life and if he could bathe in cash, he
would. “If it could pour on me every day like a shower I would
lie in that shower for hours,” he said. “I'm very motivated by
money. I just love it. The only thing that would make me happier
is more money.”