Posts by Breanne L. Heldman

  • 'The DUFF' Author Applauds Kylie Jenner's Controversial Statement Shirt

    Breanne L. Heldman at Yahoo Celebrity 10 days ago

    "It's a strange statement to see her making," said one website. Another called it "problematic, on several levels," "offensive to plus-size humans," and "condescending to those who are — or have felt like — the designated ugly fat friend."

    In fact, the opposite is the case. Kody Keplinger, who wrote the novel The DUFF upon which the new movie is based and is credited for popularizing the term, applauds Jenner's statement. The way she sees it, such a move is empowering for everyone.

    "I thought [Kylie wearing the shirt] was so badass. It was weird that it was controversial," Keplinger tells Yahoo. "People were so concerned that she had self-esteem issues or something. I'm like, 'No, that's not the point. The point is that even someone as beautiful as Kylie Jenner could feel like the DUFF because we've all felt like that."

  • Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: The 9 Swooniest Things They've Said About Each Other

    Breanne L. Heldman at Yahoo Celebrity 23 days ago

    When it comes to expressing their affection for each other, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have gone far beyond exhibits of PDA and exchanging rings.

    The pair, who were married in a civil ceremony earlier this week and will walk down a more formal aisle this weekend, are known for at least attempting to keep their personal lives personal, but they've broken that rule more than a few times when asked about each other.

    Related: A Look Back at Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's Romance

    Here are the best of their heart-melters:

    1. For Johnny, she's the one person to rule them all.

    2. Few people can pull of old Hollywood glamour quite like Amber, and we're not the only ones who've noticed.

    3. Amber's living in a fantasy.

    4. Ouch! Don't hurt yourself on Amber's intellect, Johnny.

    5. You're saying she's more than just an extremely pretty face?

    6. Can't disagree with you there, Amber.

  • Jennifer Lawrence Poses Nude and Wrapped in a Snake

    Breanne L. Heldman at Yahoo Celebrity 23 days ago

    If there's anything we've learned this week, it's that photo shoots can kill. And, yes, we mean that both figuratively and literally.

    One day after the world gasped at Rihanna's daring swimming-with-sharks routine for Harper's Bazaar , Vanity Fair has released their s-s-s-scary shot of a nude Jennifer Lawrence wrapped in a huge Colombian red-tailed boa constrictor.

    To make matters even more horrifying, the magazine admits that the 24-year-old Hunger Games actress "only became uncomfortable when the snake took a fancy to her neck." Yikes!

    Related: Jennifer Lawrence's Reality TV Obsession Makes Her Do Crazy Things

  • When #RejectedCandyHearts Trends, Left Shark Wins

    Breanne L. Heldman at Yahoo Celebrity 25 days ago

    You know what's tastier than Valentine's Day? A good zinger.

    Riffing on the classic holiday conversation hearts, #RejectedCandyHearts has taken over social media in the last 24 hours. Forget "be mine" and think "your money's on the dresser." Of course, pop culture inspired many of the highlights. Below are some of the best we've found... and a few of our own original submissions.

    Super Bowl's Breakout Star

    Be My Left Shark #RejectedCandyHearts pic.twitter.com/zc6e3J5xJB

    Best Picture Oscar Nominee Whiplash FTW

    I Will Gut You Like A Pig #RejectedCandyHearts pic.twitter.com/MjAJRUBrjI

    How 'Bout This Trademark, Taylor Swift?

    Liam Neeson's Tasty Special Skills

    Consider the Lambs Silenced

    Christian Grey Inspired This Visceral Treat

    EDM Is Taking Over

    Game Show Romance Ain't Dead

    Fill in Taylor's...

  • Katy Perry Gets Out-Sharked by Verne Troyer

    Breanne L. Heldman at Yahoo Celebrity 27 days ago

    While you were busy trying to decide if Katy Perry's fire costume during her Super Bowl halftime performance looked more like Guy Fieri or Will Ferrell in Blades of Glory , someone else was already declaring themselves a winner.

    "I wore it better," Austin Powers star Verne Troyer noted across Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit, along with a side-by-side comparison of Perry's dancing sharks to the incredibly special costume he wore for Shark Week last year.

    Snoop Dogg also wanted to inject himself into the sharkosphere:

    If you were wondering that was me in tha Shark costume !!

    And that everyone, is what it feels like to have your heart explode. I've never been more proud to be a part of something in my life.

  • Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Officially Confirm Pregnancy

    Breanne L. Heldman at Yahoo Celebrity 28 days ago

    After months of speculation and tons of baggy clothes, Justin Timberlake celebrated his 34th birthday by finally confirming that he and wife Jessica Biel are expecting their first child together.

    "Thank you EVERYONE for the Bday wishes! This year, I'm getting the GREATEST GIFT EVER. CAN'T WAIT," he wrote Saturday on Instagram alongside an image of himself kissing his wife's sizeable belly. "#BoyOrGirl #YouNeverKnow #WeDontEvenKnow #WeAreTakingBets," he added.

    Biel, 32, has been known for her chic sense of style that shows off her killer bod for ages, so when she started wearing loose-fitting clothing several months ago, tabloid speculation about the couple, who were married in October 2012, reached new heights. Of course, some paparazzi images of the actress have shown hints of a bump — we even have a whole slideshow of them — but the pair remained mum.

    "Jessica is awesome, and Justin is a kid at heart," he added when asked about the parents-to-be. "[They'll have] fun."

  • Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, and More Get Emoji Makeover

    Breanne L. Heldman at Yahoo Celebrity 1 mth ago

    We've already had the pleasure of seeing Catherine Zeta-Jones dress like an emoji, but what about emojis dressing like celebrities?

    Rapper-artist Yung Jake is filling that void with panache, using clouds, pigs, peaches, and the like to create portraits of stars including Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, and Wiz Khalifa.

    Related: Joan Rivers Given a Trashy Tribute

    Yung Jake isn't a man of many words when he shares his work on Twitter, but we do know he isn't working alone — he's using Emoji.ink to create these visions. In other words, you can give it a go, too.

    Smiley faces have never looked so good.

    just think what if wait guys think 4 a sec @Seinfeld2000 what if Seinfeld was made out of emojis? pic.twitter.com/SKIfosTbND

  • Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Expecting Baby No. 2 in 2015

    Breanne L. Heldman at Yahoo Celebrity 1 mth ago

    Hilaria Baldwin's year of unique yoga photos may have come to a close, but her Instagram page will remain captivating in 2015.

    The bendy babe kicked off the year by announcing that she and husband Alec Baldwin are expecting their second child together.

    "The sun has set on 2014 and on my year of daily #hilariaypd," she wrote alongside a family photo of Alec holding their daughter Carmen as she rubs mommy's belly. "2015 is going to be very exciting as we are thrilled to announce we are expecting another little addition to our family! (tadasana) #yogapostureoftheday."

    Related: Too Cute! Alec Baldwin's Daughter Takes Her First Steps

    Alec, 56, and Hilaria, 30, tied the knot in June 2012 and welcomed Carmen on August 23, 2013. The Emmy winner has one other daughter, Ireland, 19, from his previous marriage to Kim Basinger.

  • Giada De Laurentiis Announces Divorce From Husband of 11 Years

    Breanne L. Heldman at Yahoo Celebrity 2 mths ago

    Well, it certainly wasn't her cooking.

    Food Network chef Giada De Laurentiis, 44, announced her separation and upcoming divorce from her husband of 11 years, fashion designer Todd Thompson, on her website Monday.

    "After an amicable separation since July, Todd and I have decided to end our marriage," the statement began. "Although our decision to separate comes with a great deal of sadness, our focus on the future and overwhelming desire for our family's happiness has given us the strength to move forward on separate, yet connected paths."

    In other words, the pair plans to remain active co-parents to their six-year-old daughter, Jade Marie De Laurentiis-Thompson.

    Related: Celebrity Breakups of 2014

    "Todd and I share a beautiful daughter and a lifetime of great memories that we both treasure more than anything," De Laurentiis's message continued. "We are so thankful for our friends and family, and really appreciate the support in this time of change."

  • No Falling Here: Bella Thorne Explains Sharing Her Father's Death and More in Her New Book

    Breanne L. Heldman at Yahoo Celebrity 3 mths ago

    Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, tune into our special Twitter chat on @YahooCelebrity with Bella Thorne. Ask questions and follow along with #AskBella!

    Don't be fooled by her willowy frame: Bella Thorne is a beast. With successful careers in film, television, and music — not to mention nearly 6 million followers on Twitter, 4 million on Instagram, and 9 million on Facebook — the 17-year-old has become quite the influencer. And now she's about to take over the publishing world, too.

    Thorne's first young adult novel, Autumn Falls, arrives in stores this week. If you're not a Bellarina or a Bellarino who has been counting down the days until the book's release, you should know that the teen did what the best authors three times her age (and more) do: write about what they know. And Bella knows loss (her father died in an auto accident in 2007). And challenges (she is dyslexic). And bullying. And romance.

    READ AN EXCERPT HERE.