Posts by Raechal Leone Shewfelt

  • The Original Selena: The Influence the Late Singer Has Had on Celebrity

    Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity 9 hrs ago

    Among the archives of the Smithsonian Institution, somewhere between Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz and the puffy shirt from Seinfeld , is a costume that belonged to late Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla. It's a satin bustier, black pants, a leather motorcycle jacket, and leather boots that the 23-year-old wore as she wowed audiences — many in the U.S., although most of her songs were sung in Spanish — in the early '90s.

    The fact that Selena's clothes are included among such iconic objects shows her importance to the culture. Although she was young, the Mexican-American songstress played concerts for crowds of 80,000 and won a Grammy for the best Mexican-American album of 1994. At the time of her death, from a bullet fired by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar, Selena was recording her first album in English, the native language of the Texas-born star.

    Related: Why Some Celebrity Fashion Lines Fail

  • Wait, Who Used to Prank Call Russell Crowe?!

    Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity 9 hrs ago

    A lot of people would have found a call from the late Michael Jackson to be exciting, even something to look forward to. Not Russell Crowe.

    In a new interview with the Guardian, the Noah star claimed that the King of Pop used to call him regularly. "For two or three f---ing years," Crowe said. "I never met him, never shook his hand, but he found out the name I stayed in hotels under, so it didn't matter where I was. He'd ring up do this kind of thing, like you did when you were 10, you know? 'Is Mr. Wall there? Is Mrs. Wall there? Are there any Walls there? Then what's holding the roof up? Ha ha.' You're supposed to grow out of doing that, right?"

    Related: Russell Crowe: Hollywood Actresses Need to Act Their Age

    The Aussie star added that although Jackson had invited him to his Neverland Ranch, he had never visited.

  • Happy 40th Birthday, Fergie! Josh Duhamel's Sweetest Quotes About His 'Girl'

    Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity 4 days ago

    No one is a bigger fan of Fergie than her hot hubby, Josh Duhamel. Just read pretty much any interview that Duhamel — her husband of six years and the father of 1-year-old son Axl — has done since she came into his life. The couple met when her group, The Black Eyed Peas, made an appearance on his former show, Las Vegas , at his suggestion in 2004. As the songstress turns 40 on March 31, take a look back at the biggest compliments Duhamel has given his wife, most of which involve him affectionately referring to her as "girl."

    1."You're hot." Not very original, no, but that was the line Duhamel used when he first met Fergie. Although he had already made it known that he thought that when he said as much to InStyle magazine in July 2005. "My recurring dream involves the lead singer of The Black Eyed Peas," he said. "Oh, my God, I've got the biggest crush on her! God, she is hot!"

    Related: #TBT: Josh Duhamel Made for an Awesome '80s Prom Date

  • Violet Affleck Accompanies Parents Ben and Jen to Capitol Hill

    Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity 4 days ago

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner gave their daughter Violet a firsthand lesson in social studies on Thursday.

    The 9-year-old accompanied her parents as Ben, who often advocates for causes close to his heart, testified before a Senate subcommittee about the need for foreign aid in Africa on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Her younger siblings, Serafina, 6, and Samuel, 3, did not attend.

    Ben was there to support the advocacy group he founded, the Eastern Congo Initiative, but his appearance wasn't all serious. The 42-year-old actor and director made sure to throw in a reference to his role as the caped crusader in the upcoming movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice . As he began his talk, he made a joke aimed at Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, who's made cameos in three Batman films over the years. "I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge my co-star in Batman ," he cracked.

    Related: Jennifer Garner Accepts Award While Eating Pizza and Comparing Her Work Day to Ben Affleck's

  • Miley Cyrus Instagrams the Removal of Her Wisdom Teeth

    Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity 5 days ago

    Apparently, nothing is off limits when it comes to Miley Cyrus's Instagram.

    The pop star is known for the wacky, Photoshopped pics she frequently shares, but on Wednesday she decided to keep it real — perhaps a little too real for her followers.

    The singer documented a trip to the dentist where she had her wisdom teeth removed, and she didn't hesitate to post pics of herself looking "mizzy" after the procedure as well as a shocking photo of her not-so-pearly whites. Not only did Cyrus look like she was in pain, but the photos were pretty painful to look at.

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    "Save me. F---ing mizzy," she captioned one of them.

  • When Teenage Mariel Hemingway Met Woody Allen...

    Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity 5 days ago

    Turns out, Woody Allen and Mariel Hemingway were close to becoming the May-December couple they played on screen in Manhattan .

    In her new memoir, Out Came the Sun , Hemingway recounts that Allen came into her life unexpectedly, when he called her, after she'd appeared in just two projects. He reached her at the home where the then-16-year-old lived with her parents in Idaho, and asked Mariel to meet with him to see if she would be a fit for his next movie. Allen was in his early 40s — long before his controversial relationship with another younger woman, Soon-Yi Previn, the adopted daughter of Allen's ex-wife Mia Farrow, began in 1991.

    Related: The Woody Allen-Mia Farrow Scandal 20 Years Later

    "I had a number of different emotions all at the same time: fear and surprise and a little uneasiness at the inappropriateness of it all and, deep down, in ways I couldn't even admit to myself, maybe even a little excitement," she writes, "not because of the sexual violence, but because I was being allowed into an adult world."

  • Chris Evans and Lily Collins Do Dinner Amid Romance Rumors

    Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity 6 days ago

    Chris Evans and Lily Collins aren't shying away from reports they're dating.

    Evans, 33, and 26-year-old Collins were photographed leaving a dinner at Pace, an Italian restaurant in L.A., on Saturday. Us Weekly reported earlier this month that the two actors had started seeing each other after meeting at a soiree for the Oscars.

    The night included a near-encounter with one of Evans's former flames, Minka Kelly. The 34-year-old Friday Night Lights actress was snapped at the same eatery on the same night. Awkward!

    The Captain America star romanced Kelly in 2007 and then again in 2012.

    Related: Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower Split

    Collins was briefly linked to Taylor Lautner and Zac Efron, then dated Jamie Campbell Bower, her co-star in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, for a year before their August 2013 split. 

    Think Lily and Chris make a cute couple?

  • See Justin Bieber's New Pooch on National Puppy Day

    Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity 7 days ago

    Justin Bieber is super successful at selling records and baring his abs. He's not so good at keeping pets around... or at least he wasn't when he was being "arrogant" and "conceited."

    However, the 21-year-old has decided to give pet ownership another go. He shared a photo of his tattooed arm with his new addition on Sunday. "Say hello to the newest member of the bieber family #Esther," he wrote on Instagram.

    Related: Guess the Famous Puppy Parents

    But maybe this new pup will have a fate more like Sammy, the dog Justin owned as a child. After the singer hit it big in 2009, Sammy reportedly lived with Bieber's grandparents in Ontario, Canada, until he died in December. Bieber, obviously crushed by the loss, shared the sad news of Sammy's death on Instagram.

  • Did Mila Kunis Just Confirm That She and Ashton Kutcher Are Married?

    Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity 7 days ago

    Although Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are a fiercely private couple, the actress might have just revealed a big secret about their relationship. Emphasis on the might.

    In an interview airing on tonight's episode of the new The Late, Late Show With James Corden , Kunis seemed to confirm that the two are, in fact, husband and wife. When Corden asked her if the engaged pair had already tied the knot, she responded, "I don't know. Maybe." Corden wouldn't accept Mila's non-answer, so he looked at the big sparkler she was sporting on her ring finger. The host took that as a confirmation, and Kunis laughed and waved the crowd off.

    However, Us Weekly, citing a source close to the couple, reports the two are not married.

    Neither Kunis's rep nor CBS immediately responded to requests for comment.

    Related: Mila Kunis Wants to Wed Ashton Kutcher in Secret

  • Cody Simpson and Gigi Hadid Strip Down for Racy New Photo

    Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity 10 days ago

    Teen couple Cody Simpson and Gigi Hadid are showing their love — and then some — to the world.

    On Friday, fashion photographer Mario Testino shared a photo of the twosome wearing only a couple of towels. The image is part of his behind-the-scenes "Towel Series," which has featured Hadid's fellow models Lily Aldridge, Georgia May Jagger, and Kendall Jenner in recent months. Although, Hadid noted when she shared the pic that she and Simpson are the first couple included.

    The image offers perfect ammunition for Hadid's friend Miley Cyrus, who likes to imitate celebrity pics, and has already shared a photo of herself posing as Hadid and younger sister Bella with a towel on her head.

    Related: Miley Cyrus Spoofs Gigi Hadid on Instagram

    Hadid, 19, has dated Simpson, an 18-year-old Aussie singer, on and off for the past two years.