“High School Musical” star Ashley Tisdale has weathered the criticism surrounding her recent nose job quite well, thanks to the fact she hasn’t avoided the topic, and went so far as to talk to People magazine about post-surgery fears.
This has made another member of the rhinoplasty club quite irked: Magazine insiders say Ashlee Simpson is now shopping her story to gossip mags, but it’s too little too late.
“She just should have come clean about it at the beginning, when she was an interesting story. No one cares now — everyone knew Ashlee did it, it was obvious she had a new nose — but she thought being coy would pay off. That is until Ashley (Tisdale) proved that it’s OK to talk about it,” said the insider. (Simpson’s rep says there’s “no truth” to the story.)
Not surprisingly, it’s Simpson’s father, Joe Simpson, who is doing his daughter’s dirty work and placing the calls to sell the story to magazines. “Joe made a huge error in not pulling the trigger sooner. Now his Ashlee has been completely overshadowed by another.”
Vogue editor still bitter about Hillary’s dis Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton backed out of cover shoot at the last minute last fall because “Ms. Clinton’s camp said that they were concerned if Clinton appeared in Vogue that she would appear too feminine,” according to a spokesperson for the magazine.
Well, time has not healed Vogue editor Anna Wintour’s wounds. In her February editor’s letter, Wintour takes Clinton to task for being behind the times. “Imagine my amazement, then, when I learned that Hillary Clinton, our only female president hopeful, had decided to steer clear of our pages at this point in her campaign for fear of looking too feminine. The notion that a contemporary woman must look mannish in order to be taken seriously as a seeker of power is frankly dismaying.”
Wintour continues: “This is America, not Saudi Arabia. It’s also 2008: Margaret Thatcher may have looked terrific in a blue power suit, but that was 20 years ago. I do think Americans have moved on from the power-suit mentality, which served as a bridge for a generation of women to reach boardrooms filled with men. Political campaigns that do not recognize this are making a serious misjudgment.”
Celeb spottings Enrique Iglesias at Koi in L.A.; Jamie Foxx at Armani Exchange on Sunset Bouleard in L.A.; Owen Wilson and Samuel L. Jackson at the Celebrity Kick Off Dinner for the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic golf tournament hosted by La Quinta, Calif.; Josh Duhamel, James Lesure and Molly Sims celebrating the 100th episode of “Las Vegas” at the Palms Casino Resort with a dinner at N9NE Steakhouse. Later Sims hit the Moon Nightclub; Ron Howard catching breakfast at Jinky’s Café in Santa Monica; Nick Cannon and Nicky Hilton at the 5W Sundance Escape Mansion; Sophia Bush hit Tenjune’s Park City outpost; Emily Blunt checked out MySpace Celebrity at MySpace Café at the Lift at Sundance.
‘Cloverfield’ wins box office This weekend, “Cloverfield” handily beat its competitors at the box office. The action/horror filmed directed by “Lost” director J.J. Abrams earned $41 million. Katherine Heigl’s “27 Dresses” took the No. 2 spot with $22.4 million. Katie Holmes’ so-called comeback movie, “Mad Money,” had a disappointing opening — it only earned $7.7 million. That brings the record to two and one!