Michael Bay Says Kate Beckinsale Is Not Beautiful Enough to Make Women Uncomfortable

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The full story from Vanity Fair:

Back in 2001, Kate Beckinsale made her blockbuster breakthrough in Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor. And while the British actress was alluring enough to score countless magazine covers and the on-screen affection of, not one, but two of the film’s heartthrob stars, Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett, Bay himself did not seem to appreciate the actress’s exquisite beauty.

“I don’t think I fit the type of actress Michael Bay had met before,” Beckinsale recalls of the Transformers filmmaker in a new interview on The Graham Norton Show. “I think he was baffled by me because my boobs weren’t bigger than my head and I wasn’t blonde. I’d just had my daughter and had lost weight, but was told that if I got the part, I’d have to work out. And I just didn’t understand why a 1940s nurse would do that.”

Even after Bay presumably spent hundreds of hours staring at the actress during filming and post-production, he still was not able to acknowledge the actress’s looks.

“When we were promoting the film, Michael was asked why he had chosen Ben [Affleck] and Josh [Hartnett], and he said, ‘I have worked with Ben before and I love him, and Josh is so manly and a wonderful actor.’ Then when he was asked about me, he’d say, ‘Kate wasn’t so attractive that she would alienate the female audience.’ He kept saying it everywhere we went, and we went to a lot of places,” she added.

A quick fact-check proves Beckinsale right. In 2001, Bay sang both of his male stars’ praises to Movieline, saying that Affleck was perfect for the role because he “has what some of the fighter pilots I’d met had. . .They were so determined to do their jobs. And if the plane was broken, they were going up anyway, risking their lives.” Of Hartnett, Bay predicted that he’s “going to be f–king huge. He was great [in the movie].”

Movieline follows up by asking, “What made you choose Kate Beckinsale?” Dear readers, prepare for the cringe-fest.

I didn’t want someone who was too beautiful. Women feel disturbed when they see someone’s too pretty,” Bay, apparently a Ph.D. in Women’s Studies, said. “I’m not saying Kate’s not pretty. . .[she] is very funny, could hang with the guys. She’s not so neurotic about everything, like some actresses.”

As if insulting the star of his own movie was not enough, Bay then brought up another fine British actress and future Oscar winner who is also objectively beautiful.

When you look at Titanic, Kate Winslet is pretty, but not overwhelmingly beautiful,” Bay explained. “That makes it work better for women.”

 

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Is Adele Trying to Lose More Weight?

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The full story from Daily Mail:

She once declared she would never lose weight because of pressure from the music industry. But as it was reported that she has just signed a record-breaking £90 million deal, Adele was doing a very good impersonation of someone on a diet. Accepting one of five accolades at the Billboard Music Awards, the singer looked stunningly svelte – a contrast to the curvier look she sported when she first found fame.

The Mail can today reveal the secret behind this weight loss: The Sirtfood Diet and a fitness plan from trainer Pete Geracimo – whose clients include David Hasselhoff and Kim Cattrall. The diet, which Mr Geracimo recommends, encourages slimmers to eat plant foods, such as kale and buckwheat, known as sirtuin activators, which suppress appetite and activate the body’s ‘skinny gene’. This is the same process caused by fasting or exercise and the sirtuins – also known as ‘housekeeping genes’ – help control the way our bodies handle fat and sugar, regulating appetite as a result.

The eating plan complements a gruelling gym regime and sees Adele consume the likes of green tea, cocoa powder and turmeric, that are high in sirtuin activators. But, anyone worried the singer, 28, is being pressured into starving herself in the name of beauty can rest easy: The diet still allows her to indulge in her favourite red wine and cheese.

A source said: ‘The Sirtfood Diet is all about losing weight and feeling fantastic through eating great-tasting food. It’s based on extensive research into the power of key plant foods, which when added to our diet turn on fat burning and improve wellbeing.’

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Olivia Munn Denies Botox and Fillers

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On whether she ha ever considered Botox or fillers:

I want to try to avoid anything like that. Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but I believe that we, as women, should embrace our age and have no problem saying it. Sure, parts of my skin don’t feel as tight anymore. But we can’t control the day we were born.

… says Olivia, who looks remarkably different compared to a few years ago, like many of our visitors pointed out,

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Olivia Munn Lost 12 Pounds While Filming X-Men: Apocalypse

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On losing weight during the filming of her last movie:

It was not intentional. I was trying to learn how to do all of the stunts. They weren’t expecting Psylocke to do a lot of fighting in the movie, but when I had signed on, I said that’s something that I really wanted. I started training every day with Taekwondo and sword and the stunt and wire work, and I just ended up losing 12 pounds from working out every day.

… says 35 year-old Olivia.

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