Kayte Walsh should be very concerned about her marriage to Kelsey Grammer, and not because she's his fourth wife. Over the weekend, Grammer got Walsh's first name tattooed on his right hip (a spot usually reserved for little heart tattoos on starlets). Ostensibly, inking your beloved's name on your body is an extremely romantic gesture, but often it's more like a warning sign of impendind relationship doom.
Sure, there are some couples who are still going strong despite sporting an inky ode to their love. However, for every Nick Cannon, who has a giant "Mariah" tattoo on his back, there are ten stars looking into laser removal. Here's a list of Hollywood's biggest tattoo cautionary tales. It may be too late for Grammer, but we can still save Kim Kardashian's butt from being tarnished with a tragic "Kimye" tattoo.
Kat Von D
Dating a man whose name is synonymous with cheating was never a good idea, but Kat Von D took things a step further by having a childhood photo of Jesse James emblazoned under her left arm. They ended their engagment for good in September 2011 amid (surprise, surprise) cheating rumors.
Christina Aguilera & Jordan Bratman
Christina Aguilera's tattoo tribute to ex Jordan Bratman may have foreshadowed their marital troubles. When she got married in 2005, the Voice coach got the Spanish words "Te Amo Siempre" (I love you forever) and two Hebrew letters for "JB" on her inner elbow. She also had "I am my beloved and my beloved is mine" tattooed in Hebrew on the small of her back, and Bratman got a tattoo of the phrase "I love CA forever." Now that they've split, Aguilera doesn't have to have "JB" removed from her arm, because she mistakenly used the Hebrew characters for "12" instead of his initials.
It seems Marc Anthony has learned something about having your ladyfriend's name permanently etched on your body. While the inside of his right wrist used to read "Jennifer" as in J. Lo, in January he had it covered. He turned it into a tattoo of the Statue of Liberty, ostensibly as a tribute to new girlfriend Shannon De Lima. It represents how she "freed" him from his past, but he can declare it symbolizes liberty in general (or his love of Ghostbusters 2) if they every split.
Britney Spears & Kevin Federline
During their relationship Britney and K-Fed got matching tattoos to commemorate their status as the poster children for tackiness. In 2004 they each had a pair of poorly-drawn dice inked on their wrist, with hers in pink and his in blue. It turns out the Hollywood girl wasn't so lucky — they got divorce in 2006.
Paris Hilton & Nick Carter
According to Paris Hilton, there's nothing more romantic than putting your partner's name on your butt. During their seven-month relationship, Hilton had Nick Carter's name inked on her right butt cheek and he wrote "Paris" on the inside of his wrist. When their relationship came to an end three weeks later, they both had their tattoos removed, and he replaced her name with a skull and the phrase "Old Habits Die Hard."
Tom Arnold & Roseanne Barr
One ill-advised tattoo simply wasn't enough for Tom Arnold and Roseanne Barr. She had "Property of Tom Arnold" written on her upper thigh, and he got four Roseanne-related tattoos during their marriage, inlcuding the word "Rosey" on his butt cheek and a gigantic portrait of her on his chest. He had all signs of their love affair removed after their split and she covered hers with another tattoo.
Even after several tattoo mishaps, Angelina Jolie is still treating her skin like a dry erase board. While dating Timothy Hutton she had an "H" placed on the inside of her left wrist, which she now claims is for her brother James Haven. Next she and husband Jonny Lee Miller got matching Japanese character tattoos. Later she covered the symbol with a Tennessee Williams quote. While married to Billy Bob Thornton, she had his first name tattooed on her left shoulder and another in a "private" place. The spot on her arm now features coordinates for the birthplaces of her children, as well as current fiance Brad Pitt.
The award for most infamous tattoo alteration of all time goes to Johnny Depp. While engaged to Winona Ryder he had "Winona Forever" tattooed on his right shoulder. He explained at the time, "I love Winona. I'm goign to love her forever. Putting her on my arm solidified it. Tattoos are extremely permanent." Well... not quite. After their breakup he had the "na" removed so his arm now bears a touching tribute to drunkenness: "Wino Forever."
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In the immortal words of Barney Stinson, "That, dear boy, is a tramp stamp. A hoe tag. A** antlers. A Panama City license plate." And yes, that is our dear Hermione Granger sporting a lower back tattoo, but don't worry that Emma Watson has grown up too fast. The actress is sporting fake ink for her role in Sofia Coppola's upcoming film The Bling Ring based on the real-life story of a group of teens who burglarized the Hollywood homes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom, Rachel Bilson and Audrina Patridge from 2008 to 2009. Hence why Watson – who co-stars alongside Leslie Mann and Taissa Farmiga in the project – has made the bad girl transformation.
Check out the photos of the actress (who turns 22 on Sunday, April 15) on The Bling Ring set – including the Harry Potter star taking a break in a revealing outfit and showing off that faux lower back tattoo – below:
What do you think of an inked Emma Watson? Does she look good as a tough chick or do you just want to cover her up like a concerned mother? Hey, at least we can all rest easy it wasn't a tribal band!
[Photo credits: Pacific Coast News, Ramey]
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Theatrics slapstick and cheer are cinematic qualities you rarely find outside the realm of animation. Disney perfected it with their pantheon of cartoon classics mixing music humor spectacle and light-hearted drama that swept up children while still capturing the imaginations and hearts of their parents. But these days even reinterpretations of fairy tales get the gritty make-over leaving little room for silliness and unfiltered glee. Emerging through that dark cloud is Mirror Mirror a film that achieves every bit of imagination crafted by its two-dimensional predecessors and then some. Under the eye of master visualist Tarsem Singh (The Fall Immortals) Mirror Mirror's heightened realism imbues it with the power to pull off anything — and the movie never skimps on the anything.
Like its animated counterparts Mirror Mirror stays faithful to its source material but twists it just enough to feel unique. When Snow White (Lily Collins) was a little girl her father the King ventured into a nearby dark forest to do battle with an evil creature and was never seen or heard from again. The kingdom was inherited by The Queen (Julia Roberts) Snow's evil stepmother and the fair-skinned beauty lived locked up in the castle until her 18th birthday. Grown up and tired of her wicked parental substitute White sneaks out of the castle to the village for the first time. There she witnesses the economic horrors The Queen has imposed upon the people of her land all to fuel her expensive beautification. Along the way Snow also meets Prince Alcott (Armie Hammer) who is suffering from his own money troubles — mainly being robbed by a band of stilt-wearing dwarves. When the Queen catches wind of the secret excursion she casts Snow out of the castle to be murdered by her assistant Brighton (Nathan Lane).
Fairy tales take flack for rejecting the idea of women being capable but even with its flighty presentation and dedication to the old school Disney method Mirror Mirror empowers its Snow White in a genuine way thanks to Collins' snappy charming performance. After being set free by Brighton Snow crosses paths with the thieving dwarves and quickly takes a role on their pilfering team (which she helps turn in to a Robin Hooding business). Tarsem wisely mines a spectrum of personalities out of the seven dwarves instead of simply playing them for one note comedy. Sure there's plenty of slapstick and pun humor (purposefully and wonderfully corny) but each member of the septet stands out as a warm compassionate companion to Snow even in the fantasy world.
Mirror Mirror is richly designed and executed in true Tarsem-fashion with breathtaking costumes (everything from ball gowns to the dwarf expando-stilts to ridiculous pirate ship hats with working canons) whimsical sets and a pitch-perfect score by Disney-mainstay Alan Menken. The world is a storybook and even its monsters look like illustrations rather than photo-real creations. But what makes it all click is the actors. Collins holds her own against the legendary Julia Roberts who relishes in the fun she's having playing someone despicable. She delivers every word with playful bite and her rapport with Lane is off-the-wall fun. Armie Hammer riffs on his own Prince Charming physique as Alcott. The only real misgiving of the film is the undercooked relationship between him and Snow. We know they'll get together but the journey's half the fun and Mirror Mirror serves that portion undercooked.
Children will swoon for Mirror Mirror but there's plenty here for adults — dialogue peppered with sharp wisecracks and a visual style ripped from an elegant tapestry. The movie wears its heart on its sleeve and rarely do we get a picture where both the heart and the sleeve feel truly magical.
The Wire star saw off Daniel Rigby and John Simm to land the Best Actor honour at the London ceremony after wowing judges with his turn as notorious British serial killer Fred West.
Watson, who played West's social care volunteer in the show, was named Best Actress, and was hailed by judges for her "subtle, nuanced and utterly compelling" performance. She beat This Is England star Vicky McClure and Ruth Negga, who played Shirley Bassey in the biopic of the superstar singer.
Sir David Attenborough's hit documentary series Frozen Planet lost out in the Science and Natural History category to Mummifying Alan: Egypt's Last Secret, while Luther, starring Idris Elba, was named best series.
The international award went to U.S. sitcom Modern Family, beating Australian series The Slap and Danish crime thriller The Killing.
The ceremony was hosted by Welsh funnyman Rob Brydon.
The Lost In Translation director's new project is based on the true story of a group of teens who stole from the homes of stars including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom in 2008 and 2009.
The Harry Potter star has agreed to appear in the movie and it is one of several new projects she is working on after the wizard franchise came to an end in 2011.
Watson will work with Potter director David Yates again in new drama Your Voice in My Head, and she is also in talks to play Belle in a big screen adaptation of Beauty and the Beast with Mexican moviemaker Guillermo del Toro.
The Wire star's turn as the notorious murderer in Appropriate Adult has landed him a best actor nod, while Watson, who played a volunteer who bonded with West, is in the running for best actress.
In the international category, U.S. sitcom Modern Family will do battle with Australian series The Slap and Danish crime thriller The Killing.
Sir David Attenborough's hit documentary series Frozen Planet leads the way in the science category, while Ricky Gervais' comedy An Idiot Abroad 2 also picked up two nominations.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 20 March (12).
In This Means War – a stylish action/rom-com hybrid from director McG – Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) and Chris Pine (Star Trek) star as CIA operatives whose close friendship is strained by the fires of romantic rivalry. Best pals FDR (Pine) and Tuck (Hardy) are equally accomplished at the spy game but their fortunes diverge dramatically in the dating realm: FDR (so nicknamed for his obvious resemblance to our 32nd president) is a smooth-talking player with an endless string of conquests while Tuck is a straight-laced introvert whose love life has stalled since his divorce. Enter Lauren (Reese Witherspoon) a pretty plucky consumer-products evaluator who piques both their interests in separate unrelated encounters. Tuck meets her via an online-dating site FDR at a video-rental store. (That Lauren is tech-savvy enough to date online but still rents movies in video stores is either a testament to her fascinating mix of contradictions or more likely an example of lazy screenwriting.)
When Tuck and FDR realize they’re pursuing the same girl it sparks their respective competitive natures and they decide to make a friendly game of it. But what begins as a good-natured rivalry swiftly devolves into romantic bloodsport with both men using the vast array of espionage tools at their disposal – from digital surveillance to poison darts – to gain an edge in the battle for Lauren’s affections. If her constitutional rights happen to be violated repeatedly in the process then so be it.
Lauren for her part remains oblivious to the clandestine machinations of her dueling suitors and happily basks in the sudden attention from two gorgeous men. Herein we find the Reese Witherspoon Dilemma: While certainly desirable Lauren is far from the irresistible Helen of Troy type that would inspire the likes of Tuck and FDR to risk their friendship their careers and potential incarceration for. At several points in This Means War I found myself wondering if there were no other peppy blondes in Los Angeles (where the film is primarily set) for these men to pursue. Then again this is a film that wishes us to believe that Tom Hardy would have trouble finding a date so perhaps plausibility is not its strong point.
When Lauren needs advice she looks to her boozy foul-mouthed best friend Trish (Chelsea Handler). Essentially an extension of Handler’s talk-show persona – an acquired taste if there ever was one – Trish’s dialogue consists almost exclusively of filthy one-liners delivered in rapid-fire succession. Handler does have some choice lines – indeed they’re practically the centerpiece of This Means War’s ad campaign – but the film derives the bulk of its humor from the outrageous lengths Tuck and FDR go to sabotage each others’ efforts a raucous game of spy-versus-spy that carries the film long after Handler’s shtick has grown stale.
Business occasionally intrudes upon matters in the guise of Heinrich (Til Schweiger) a Teutonic arms dealer bent on revenge for the death of his brother. The subplot is largely an afterthought existing primarily as a means to provide third-act fireworks – and to allow McGenius an outlet for his ADD-inspired aesthetic proclivities. The film’s action scenes are edited in such a manic quick-cut fashion that they become almost laughably incoherent. In fairness to McG he does stage a rather marvelous sequence in the middle of the film in which Tuck and FDR surreptitiously skulk about Lauren's apartment unaware of each other's presence carefully avoiding detection by Lauren who grooves absentmindedly to Montel Jordan's "This Is How We Do It." The whole scene unfolds in one continuous take – or is at least craftily constructed to appear as such – captured by one very agile steadicam operator.
Whatever his flaws as a director McG is at least smart enough to know how much a witty script and appealing leads can compensate for a film’s structural and logical deficiencies. He proved as much with Charlie’s Angels a film that enjoys a permanent spot on many a critic’s Guilty Pleasures list and does so again with This Means War. The film coasts on the chemistry of its three co-stars and only runs into trouble when the time comes to resolve its romantic competition which by the end has driven its male protagonists to engage in all manner of underhanded and duplicitous activities. This Means War being a commercial film – and likely an expensive one at that – Witherspoon's heroine is mandated to make a choice and McG all but sidesteps the whole thorny matter of Tuck and FDR’s unwavering dishonesty not to mention their craven disregard for her privacy. (They regularly eavesdrop on her activities.) For all their obvious charms the truth is that neither deserves Lauren – or anything other than a lengthy jail sentence for that matter.
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Guillermo del Toro has been brought on by Warner Bros. to direct an update of Beauty and the Beast.
Emma Watson is reportedly close to joining the project, which will be written by Bridget Jones's Diary scribe Andrew Davies.
Del Toro famously left The Hobbit, which he was to direct, in 2010, but remains a credited co-writer. His next directorial effort, Pacific Rim, will hit theaters May 10, 2013.
The British actress, who played Hermione Granger in the long-running wizard franchise, has reportedly signed up to appear in new drama Your Voice in My Head.
Watson is said to be playing a suicidal girl in the film who is saved by a psychiatrist suffering from cancer and Deadline.com reports it will also be Yates' next project.
The actress and filmmaker worked together on the final four Potter movies.
Movie bosses are reportedly eyeing stars including George Clooney and Tom Hanks to take on the psychiatrist role.
For his first project post-Harry Potter, David Yates, director of the final four installments of the blockbuster Warner Bros. franchise, is reportedly eyeing a familiar face to play the lead. According to Deadline, Emma Watson is "in discussions" with Yates to star in Your Voice Inside My Head, a drama adapted from Emma Forrest's memoir of being saved from suicide by a cancer-stricken psychiatrist. Warner Bros., the studio expected to develop the project, is said to be looking at several big names, including Tom Hanks and George Clooney, to play the role of the psychiatrist who brings poor Emma back from the brink. Suicide? Cancer? Clooney? Hmmm ... sounds suspiciously like Oscar-bait.
Watson can next be seen in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Her Harry Potter pal Daniel Radcliffe's latest film, The Woman in Black, opens this Friday. Check out the trailer: