This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Betty White and Reese Witherspoon
Shining Star– Betty White: A “Golden Girl” is becoming a pin-up girl. After an incredibly lucrative 2010 - which included a hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live”, a role on the TV Land Show “Hot in Cleveland”, and a much buzzed-about Snickers commercial – Betty White is taking her career to the next level in 2011. The experienced entertainer has her very own calendar.
The kitsch-tastic product is appropriately called “The Betty White Calendar”, and features the seasoned senior citizen posing on the cover with some serious man candy.
And just in case the idea of an 88-year-old actress doing her best Betty Page impression doesn’t do it for you, consider this - White is donating the proceeds from the calendar to an animal charity.
Maybe getting older really does make you wiser?
Falling Star – Reese Witherspoon
How do you know when you’re having a rough week? Just ask Reese Witherspoon. Her latest flick, “How Do You Know” totally bombed at the box office this week. Plus, a T.V. interview she did this week made her come across as a wee bit insecure (for an A-list movie star, that is).
It looks as though neither Witherspoon, nor her co-stars Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson, could convince moviegoers to see “How Do You Know”. The film opened last weekend in eighth place (yikes!) earning a paltry $7.6 million. As The Washington Post put it, "'How Do You Know' - apparently it's a question that no one was asking at the weekend box office.” Zing!
Then, in an appearance on E!’s “Chelsea Lately”, Witherspoon admitted she can’t stand seeing herself. The Oscar winner, 34, told Chelsea Handler that a director tried to get her to watch a clip of herself from a film and she started to cry. Witherspoon said, “I don’t know, who feels good looking at themselves? Nobody, right? Why would you want to watch yourself being stupid and pretending to be somebody else?”
A Hollywood star who doesn’t like looking at herself – someone page Dr. Phil!