Sharon Stone nude and looking for love
Actress Sharon Stone, who bares almost all in the September Harper’s Bazaar (hands cover up the naughty bits), looks pretty swell for 57, but complains that she can’t get a date. “I’ve been getting more brazen with flirting, but I don’t think men realize that I’m flirting,” the “Basic Instinct” star lamented. “I never get asked out.” One reason, she thinks, is that she had a 2001 brain aneurysm that left her with brain damage, and causes her to be more “abrasive.” After the aneurysm, her marriage to newspaper exec Phil Bronstein flamed out and she lost custody of their adoptive son. She realized she had to fight her way back, Stone told the fashion magazine. “I thought, ‘You know what? I got thrown off the bullet train, and now I’m going to have to crawl up a hill of broken glass, get back on the train that’s going a million miles an hour, and work my way from the cattle car up.” She has, and will star in and produce a new TNT series this fall, “Agent X,” in which she plays the vice president of the United States.
Salma Hayek obtains restraining order against 2 women
Salma Hayek has obtained a restraining order against two women she says have impersonated her and threatened to kidnap her daughter. A Los Angeles judge granted temporary restraining orders against Liana Philippon and Odette Bodagh on Friday, reports the Associated Press. The order requires the women to stay away from Hayek, her husband and 7-year-old daughter, and not to communicate with them or impersonate the actress. A judge set a court hearing for Sept. 4 to extend the restraining order.
New Bush baby arrives
Jenna Bush Hager and husband Henry Hager welcomed a baby girl this week. The grandchild of former President George W. Bush and great-grandchild to former President George H.W. Bush, the baby’s name is Poppy Louise. It’s an homage to the elder Bush, whose nickname as a child was “poppy.”
There’s a Ned Flanders-themed metal band
Here’s one way to get your band’s name out there: become a Ned Flanders-themed metal band. The members of Okilly Dokilly from Phoenix, Arizona, all dress like “The Simpsons” character Ned Flanders, Homer’s God-fearing, goody two-shoes neighbor. Every outlet from Time Magazine to Mashable has written about them. The band calls itself a sub-genre of metal called “Nedal.” Pretty pre-diddly-ictable if you ask us.
Did we ask?
Caitlyn Jenner might be getting more attention than she wants these days. Michael Salem, who’s long run a mail-order business catering to drag queens and transgender women, gave the 65-year-old transsexual and former Olympic gold-medal winner two fabric vaginas, each outfitted with Velcro for easy attachment. “Euphemistically, I call them lower body parts,” Salem told Page Six, adding, “I hear Caitlyn is not going to disconnect her present equipment, so these items can be great substitutes.” The New York Post also reports he’s mailed Jenner size 13 high heels.
Hey papparazzi, no pictures of the kids
Royal officials on Friday urged media organizations not to publish unauthorized images of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, arguing that paparazzi are using increasingly dangerous tactics to get the valuable images. Kensington Palace, the official home of Prince William and his wife, Kate, published a letter sent to media standards organizations, detailing recent incursions on the family’s privacy, reports the Associated Press. It said photographers have hidden in car trunks, obscured themselves in sand dunes, monitored the movement of Prince George and his nanny around London parks and used other children to draw Prince George into view on playgrounds. The palace says the increasing incursions present a risk “in a heightened security environment,” and that a line has been crossed.
Compiled by Susan Whitall, Melody Baetens and Michael Hodges
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