Nicole Richie stole our hearts in 2003, as she tried to tough it with BFF Paris Hilton, living on a farm on The Simple Life. She was brash, insightful, totally inappropriate, and undeniably fabulous. For 12 years now, she's impressed us with her wisdom and the way she has with words. In appreciation of the glory that is Nicole, we take a look at some of her best quotes.
1. On making friends with strangers:
2. On breaking the ice:
3. On overcoming first impressions:
4. On friendship and knowing yourself:
5. On Kim Kardashian:
6. On knowing what you want:
7. On texting with Tinder matches:
8. On falling in love the old fashioned way:
9. On falling in love in the 21st century:
10. On how to behave like a lady:
11. On must-see TV:
12. On consequences:
13. On inspiration:
14. On appraising your skills:
15. On the important things:
16. On lessons learned:
17. On dressing for the part:
18. On making yourself undesirable:
19. On establishing ground rules:
20. On new friends:
21. On what motivates her:
22. On parenting:
23. On being responsible:
24. On success:
25. On money:
26. On growing up (#PREACH):
In addition to being a hilarious actress and writer, as well as a style icon, Mindy Kaling is also a Twitter queen. The Mindy Project star is a master of the social media platform, tweeting out her thoughts to 3.5 million followers. Her observations make us laugh and are always spot on. Teach us your ways, Mindy.
1. On which pies are the best:
Apple, cherry, pecan, peach, rhubarb, these are the acceptable pies
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) November 18, 2014
2. On how making an effort is a good thing:
Effortless is overrated. 2015 is about being effortful. Way sexier
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) January 6, 2015
3. On how long yoga classes are:
I'm sorry I'm supposed to do yoga for NINETY fucking minutes are you kidding me I have to contribute to society
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) December 29, 2014
4. On interacting with your crush:
When i have a crush on someone I pester them until they die
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) September 18, 2014
5. On Hollywood, part 1:
I've noticed that actors who claim they hate social media are the ones constantly on their phones
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) January 2, 2015
6. On Hollywood, part 2:
It's adorable how actors always hate the movie that made them the most famous and worship their least accessible, terrible ones
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) September 23, 2014
7. On what Instagram is really for:
One thing Instagram does instantly is reveal who is living on a trust fund
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) October 21, 2014
8. On how Gone Girl can be used as a verb:
Ugh I have so much work, I should just gone girl myself
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) October 17, 2014
9: On getting texts from your man:
Sure he texted me Merry Christmas but will he text me happy Boxing Day
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) December 26, 2014
10. On how amazing Gatorade is when you're sick:
Because of my ailments I've consumed nothing but @gatorade these past two days and let me say, it's a miracle elixir fit for a king
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) November 30, 2014
11. On having good taste:
Don't worry about having perfect taste. People with perfectly curated taste usually have no original voice.
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) October 25, 2014
12. On the evolution of bae:
Before you're a bae you have to be a bb
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) September 18, 2014
13. On showing off:
If you got it flaunt it, if you don't got it, flaunt it
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) August 15, 2014
Chris Rock is terrified cyber-crooks will hack into his emails and show them to the world because he makes offensive jokes "for a living". The Sony Pictures Entertainment network was hacked last month (Nov14) and a host of private information, including email correspondences, has been leaked online.
A number of executives have been embarrassed by their emails, including Scott Rudin, who blasted Angelina Jolie and Michael Fassbender in messages to his colleagues.
Rock, who worked with Rudin on new comedy Top Five, says most Hollywood stars are frightened about their emails being hacked and he is convinced he would face a backlash because he frequently writes offensive remarks.
According to New York Post gossip column Page Six, he said at a question-and-answer session, "Read my emails, I say offensive things for a living... This whole thing is just scary... It's emails, it's your private stuff. And the whole town is scared... nobody knows what to do."
He compares the potential for long-running repercussions to the widespread backlash businessman Donald Sterling faced when he was overheard making racist remarks earlier this year (14), adding, "You say the wrong thing - you see what happened to (Sterling)... I'm not defending what Sterling said at all, but if that's not the First Amendment then what the f**k is? And what did he say, 'I don't want my girlfriend hanging out with black basketball players?' Me neither!"
Playboy model Carla Howe has blasted reports suggesting she is set to cash in on her one-night fling with rapper Wiz Khalifa by selling off a sex tape the pair allegedly made. The British beauty was said to have been offered a six-figure deal by bosses at porn firm Vivid Entertainment to hand over the raunchy footage, which was reportedly recorded during a night of passion with the Black and Yellow hitmaker earlier this month (Dec14).
However, Howe insists the rumours are false and she has no intention of making the X-rated video public.
Slamming the claims as "daily media bulls**t" in a post on Instagram.com, she writes, "I'm not releasing no tape (sic) I can make more $ (money) through my own modeling (sic) career. Don't need to cash in on a tape which was made for private viewing and no intention for public viewing."
Howe previously teased fans about the hook up by sharing topless photos of herself with Khalifa online.
The hip-hop star has been living up his bachelor status since splitting from wife Amber Rose in September (14) amid allegations of his infidelity.
He and Howe first met while shooting his 2012 movie Mac & Devin Go to High School.
Actor Jon Hamm is happy with his decision to turn down a number of superhero roles over the years because he would hate to be tied into a multiple movie contract. Hamm, 43, shot to fame after landing the lead role in Emmy-winning TV series Mad Men in 2007, and since then, he has had the chance to act in more high-profile projects, including "quite a few" superhero roles, which he turned down.
While many actors would jump at the chance to take part in blockbuster franchises, Hamm tells Britain's Radio Times that he had no interest in signing up.
He says, "For me to sign on now to do a superhero movie would mean I would be working until I am 50 as that particular superhero... You are signed on for not only the movie that you are signed on for, but at least two more that you haven't read and you have no idea what they are going to be and all the crossover ones you are going to have to do."
Hamm is also convinced he would not appeal to younger viewers, adding, "Ask anyone under the age of 20 if they have heard of me and they will go, 'No, that guy looks like my dad.' It doesn't compute to the generation that most of Hollywood cares about. If your last name's not Hemsworth or you are not in One Direction or you don't wear a cape and tights for a living, you literally have a hard time making an impression."
2014 was a great year for fans of pop culture and books. We learned the stories behind the making of a classic, had a young girl tell us what she's "learned," and even learned the secrets of modeling that Tyra could never have taught us. We've rounded up the best of these just in case you're looking for a last minute gift or the next pick for your book club.
1. "Yes Please" - Amy Poehler
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For: A fledgling feminist in her twenties who could use a good laugh and some sound advice from a Smart Girl, or anyone who needs to hear that it's okay to feel the way they're feeling.
Memorable Quote: "Because what else are we going to do? Say no? Say no to an opportunity that may be slightly out of our comfort zone? Quiet our voice because we are worried it's not perfect? I believe great people do things before they are ready."
(Bonus quote: "I have the Angelina Jolie of vaginas.")
2. "Not My Father's Son" - Alan Cumming
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For: Fans of Who Do You Think You Are? or anyone trying to overcome their childhood dramas and are seeking inspiration.
Memorable Quote: "For yes, being a woman, even one with a penis and for the purposes of drama really made me feel that women have been coerced into a way of presenting themselves that is basically a form of bondage. Their shoes, their skirts, even their nails seem designed to stop them from being able to escape whilst at the same time drawing attention to their sexual and secondary sexual characteristics. And I think that has happened so that men feel they can ogle them and protect them in equal measure."
3. "The Woman I Wanted To Be" - Diane von Furstenberg
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For: The fashionista who knows what she wants, or the woman in your life who wants to 'have it all.'
Memorable Quote: "In my older face, I see my life. Every wrinkle, every smile line, every age spot. There is a saying that with age, you look outside what you are inside. If you are someone who never smiles your face gets saggy. If you're a person who smiles a lot, you will have more smile lines. Your wrinkles reflect the roads you have taken; they form the map of your life. My face reflects the wind and sun and rain and dust from the trips I've taken. My face carries all my memories. Why should I erase them?"
4. "So, Anyway" - John Cleese
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For: The Monty Python fan seeking a crash course in what makes comedy funny and what makes a comedian successful.
Memorable Quote: "So, creatively, I was doubly blessed: constant relocation and parental disharmony. Add to these two gifts the well-established fact that many of the world's greatest geniuses, both artistic and scientific, have been the product of serious maternal deprivation, and I am forced to the conclusion that if only my mother had been just a little more emotionally inadequate, I could have been HUGE."
5. "Uganda Be Kidding Me" - Chelsea Handler
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For: Chelsea Handler fans suffering withdrawals during this period between her E! show and her upcoming Netflix gig.
Memorable Quote: "There's a difference between being a class act and being classy. Peeing off the side of a Jeep doesn't mean you're not classy, it just means you're a free spirit with a small bladder."
6. "The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year" - Andy Cohen
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For: Any pop culture junkie who wants all the dirt on their favorite celebrities; any Real Housewives fans itching to know which lady is causing the most trouble.
Memorable Quote: "I literally almost called this book Diary of a Name-Dropper. So if you want to play a drinking game while reading this book—and that's not a great idea and only gonna last for so long—take a swing every time you read a name you recognize."
7. "Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's 'Learned'" - Lena Dunham
For: Any guy or Girl who's almost getting it kind of together; anyone whose own thoughts have sometimes been too much for them.
Memorable Quote: "When someone shows you how little you mean to them and you keep coming back for more, before you know it you start to mean less to yourself. You are not made up of compartments! You are one whole person! What gets said to you gets said to all of you, ditto what gets done. Being treated like shit is not an amusing game or a transgressive intellectual experiment. It's something you accept, condone, and learn to believe you deserve. This is so simple. But I tried so hard to make it complicated."
8. "Dancing With Myself" - Billy Idol
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For: The wannabe groupie; anyone interested in the not-to-be-believed antics and lifestyles of glam rockers.
Memorable Quote: "After a while, my nose became so bloody that I reverted to smoking cocaine instead. From there, it was all downhill."
9. "Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty" - Diane Keaton
For: Anyone who has ever felt or been told they were ugly or imperfect; anyone who sees themselves aging before a mirror and sighs.
Memorable Quote: "After living with Mr. Lincoln's portrait for several years, I've come to this conclusion: his beauty, like the hidden cast of his right eye, became identifiable only after I included "unsightly" as a possible way of describing a beautiful face."
10. "Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America" - John Waters
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For: Your eccentric friend with incurable wanderlust; anyone who wants to see America from a very different pair of eyes.
Memorable Quote: "I'm alive, I think, and so many of my friends are not. I may be nuts to be doing this, but I'm kind of proud of myself. I am having an adventure. I like my life. Even if I have to stand here for the rest of it."
11. "Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography" - Neil Patrick Harris
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For: The person living a life that seems unworthy of a book and wants to live vicariously through Doogie Howser, M.D.; fans of choose-your-own-adventure books, biographies, and How I Met Your Mother.
Memorable Quote: "If you had known people would be calling you by your character name for the next twenty years, you might have asked for a different one. Thunderbolt Howser, say, or Dr. Feelgood, or Baron von Sexy Ass."
Dance star Avicii has had to pay out $350,000 (£219,000) to repair damages caused by a termite infestation at his home.
The DJ, real name Tim Bergling, paid a fortune to replace walls, the roof, and decking at his Hollywood mansion because of the severe damage caused by the wood-eating bugs, according to TMZ.com.
Editors at the website also report he has decided to convert his garage into a living space with views of the city, but the construction has allegedly upset his neighbors, including Robin Thicke, because the work is making it difficult for local residents to drive through the street.
Singer Taylor Swift has no idea how she will celebrate her upcoming milestone birthday next month (Dec14), because she has been too busy to plan for it. The Shake It Off hitmaker turns 25 on 13 December (14), but she has been so focused on promoting her new album 1989 that she hasn't even thought about what she is going to do to celebrate with friends and family members.
She says, "I haven't really planned that far out. It's like, it's kind of weird, when you're so excited about something... I was so geared up for the album launch and so excited about it; it was two years in the making and so in my mind I'm like, 'Birthdays happen every year, album launches only happen every few years'. I went and did that and I'm still on this promotional tour, so it's so far back on my list of priorities that I'm turning 25."
She adds, "Isn't it so good if you're so busy actually living your life that you don't even really realise that you have a birthday coming up. I think that's much more fun. (But) I should have a big party."
Aaron Spelling's son Randy has credited the TV mogul's tragic passing with inspiring him to kick his drink and drug habit once and for all, confessing he was in such bad shape, he was "knocking on death's door". Former actor Randy Spelling reveals he battled a serious substance abuse issue during his 20s and his addiction troubles almost cost him his life.
He blames his personal struggles on the pressures of growing up as film and TV producer Aaron's only son, but it was the loss of his dad in 2006 that gave him the wake-up call he desperately needed to turn his life around.
During an interview on Oprah Winfrey's Where Are They Now? show, Randy Spelling, 35, explained, "I felt a huge amount of pressure being the son of Aaron Spelling. It was just such a spoken and unspoken expectation of bigness, of greatness and it was a huge challenge for me to find my allotted space in the world.
"I had a pretty good battle with addiction through my 20s. At my worst, I was drinking, I was snorting cocaine, and there were times that my heart would stop beating, so I was knocking on death's door.
"Right around the time my father passed away, I was shooting a reality show at the time called Sons of Hollywood, about three young guys living the Hollywood life and making a name for themselves.
"My dad took a turn for the worst and he passed away while I was filming the show. I had trouble keeping it together and it reached an apex where I knew I was either gonna die, or I had to make a different choice."
Spelling, the brother of actress-turned-reality star Tori Spelling, has since established himself as a professional life coach.
Renee Zellweger has credited a massive lifestyle change for her drastic new look after she shocked fans with her altered appearance at a Hollywood event on Monday (20Oct14).
The Bridget Jones's Diary star hit headlines and became a trending topic on Twitter.com after she made her first public appearance in months at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles, sparking debate over her 'new face'. Zellweger has now opened up about the massive change, revealing she was not taking care of herself properly for many years and has now adopted a healthier lifestyle after taking a step back from Hollywood.
She tells People.com, "I'm glad folks think I look different! I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows... My friends say that I look peaceful. I am healthy. For a long time I wasn't doing such a good job with that. I took on a schedule that is not realistically sustainable and didn't allow for taking care of myself. Rather than stopping to recalibrate, I kept running until I was depleted and made bad choices about how to conceal the exhaustion. I was aware of the chaos and finally chose different things... I did work that allows for being still, making a home, loving someone, learning new things, growing as a creative person and finally growing into myself... People don't know me in my 40s... People don't know me (as) healthy for a while. Perhaps I look different. Who doesn't as they get older?... But I am different. I'm happy."
Zellweger, 45, also brands the furore over her appearance "silly".
A spin-off from "It's a Living." The series, set in Los Angeles, depicts events in the lives of Cassie Cranston, Jan Hoffmeyer, Maggie McBirney, and Dot Higgins, waitresses at an elegant and expensive restaurant called Above the Top.