There are words to go with the pictures Us: "Is Lindsay Lohan's nude, Marilyn Monroe-inspired pictorial in Playboy a desperate ploy for attention from a trouble-plagued star? Not so, the 25-year-old actress tells the men's magazine, in released quotes from her interview. (The cover and interior shots were leaked online earlier in the week, prompting the mag to move up the release date.) SCROLL DOWN TO SEE. IF YOU MUST. "Sex and sexuality are a part of nature, and I go along with nature," the Mean Girls star says of her in-the-buff photos, which are an homage to the late Monroe's own iconic Playboy spread. "Knowing yourself and your body is so important because it gives you confidence, and in life, women need confidence." In the leaked pics, Lohan wears just a pair of a pumps, with her blonde locks in retro-style waves and with her lips a bright shade of vampy red. "It's a very male-dominated world to begin with, so knowing yourself and being comfortable with your body is an important thing for me as a woman. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but this is mine."
Terrible weekend at the box office Us: "Well, at least you can't blame any star in particular for this one. New Year's Eve - the ensemble romantic comedy starring dozens of A-listers including Ashton Kutcher, Halle Berry, Katherine Heigl, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, Zac Efron, Lea Michele and many others - "won" the box office weekend with a dismal $13.7 million gross. Variety reports that, overall, it was worst weekend at the domestic box office in three years. While New Year's Eve fell below expectations, Jonah Hill's comedy The Sitter, at number two, earned $10 million in its first weekend, as roughly projected earlier this week. Landing in third place was Breaking Dawn Part 1 in its third week out - with an overall gross now just below $260 million. The Muppets ($7.1 million) and Arthur Christmas ($6.6 million) rounded out the top five."
Interesting Coming Soon: "George Clooney has his sights set on another period biopic. Deadline reports that his Smokehouse Pictures is set to team with Sony on the story of Tom and Dick Smothers, specifically focusing on their television variety show, "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" that ran in the late 60's. The screenplay, to be drafted by Brian Hecker and Craig Sherman, is based "Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" by David Bianculli. Bianculli, a television critic and founder of TV Worth Watching, wrote the fully authorized book in 2009."
All together now: Haven't the people of Haiti gone through enough? "As the end of the year draws near, Kim Kardashian is stepping back from the drama in her personal life to spend some time giving back in Haiti. Kardashian is in the earthquake-ravaged country with the charity group We Advance, along with her mom, Kris Jenner, and Prime Suspect star Maria Bello, who co-founded the organization. "She connected with Mario Bello and is there with Maria's foundation and also with her mom," a source close to Kardashian tells People. "Her intention was always to take the end of the year to focus on some of the other things that are important to her and this trip was one."
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