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Lindsay Lohan Among the Latest To Channel Marilyn Monroe – Hollywood’s Favorite Photoshoot Cliche

Is taking a modern day celeb and having them pose as Marilyn Monroe Hollywood’s favorite cliché? Stop. Please stop. The photos from inside Lindsay Lohan’s Playboy shoot are now out there, and apparently that’s what has been done again.

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Is taking a modern day celeb and having them pose as Marilyn Monroe Hollywood’s favorite cliche? Stop. Please stop. The photos from inside Lindsay Lohan’s Playboy shoot are now out there, and apparently that’s what has been done again.  For the complete pics, with the naughty bits obscured, visit TheBestWeekEver. (Or just click here.)

The first thing celebrities and their stylists and photo editors should remember is, it’s very hard to do justice to an icon.  The second – for those celebrities who pine for a Marilynesque level of stardom, remember that Monroe’s story did not have a happy ending.

Channeling Monroe has become a bit tired. Unless you’re playing her in a film, (as Michelle Williams and other actresses have) it often disappoints. Or, simply seems, well… cliche.

Lohan has actually done her version of Marilyn Monroe before, recreating a gauzy Marilyn Monroe photo shoot that was originally shot in 1962 by photographer Bert Stern. The series came to be known as “The Last Sitting.” Lohan’s recreation of these photos were featured in 2008 in New York Magazine.

 Check out the 2008 photos from New York Magazine.

Both tragic and ironic, Anna Nicole Smith often seemed to channel Marilyn Monroe. Eventually becoming famous for her own personal struggles with addiction, Smith died in 2007.

Monroe wasn’t necessarily the first to pose with  sultry, lowered eyelids – but her iconic photos have practically given her the right to call them a trademark. They’ve become a posing staple for actresses and models alike.

It’s no secret that Madonna was a fan of Monroe. She replicated her looks both on the red carpet and in her videos.

 

There are some actresses whose personalities, accompanied by good looks, seem a good fit for a Marilyn-esque shoot. Scarlett Johansson holds her own as a Marilyn type…largely because it doesn’t necessarily try too hard to perfectly replicate an existing photo – but instead harken back to the days of Hollywood glamour.

…But there’s something about Paris Hilton that doesn’t hit the mark and ends up looking Halloween-y. This was actually from an event promoting one of her fragrances.

When a star does pose as Marilyn, there are some that will immediately dismiss it. It’s understandable. Ultimately, Marilyn wasn’t just about beauty and sexuality, but and underlying purity of heart and innocence. It’s that depth and vulnerability that we know of now, that almost instantly renders the attempts of others to replicate her fruitless.

Ironically, while many may have been reluctant to embrace Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe (again, noting that Monroe’s look was so distinct and difficult to capture,) she is getting rave reviews for her performance in the film “My Week With Marilyn.” Not solely for her look, but for the depth she brings to the role. A clip from the film is below. It also makes a world of difference to channel Marilyn for a dramatic film performance over a red carpet photo op. Some clips of the film below show that Williams approached the character with reverence and determination.

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Amber Riley Performs Beautiful Tribute To Naya Rivera On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

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RIP.

Whenever Amber Riley and Naya Rivera combined their insurmountable talents on the hit show Glee there was an almost tangible magic that left fans in awe of the powerhouse duo. Playing Mercedes Jones and Santana Lopez respectively, the two characters may not have always seen eye to eye but when they joined you knew you were in for a memorable performance. It is sad to think that we will never get another “River Deep, Mountain High” or “The Boy Is Mine” moment after Rivera’s passing last month but there is something special in knowing Riley will carry the torch for her fallen costar forever.

On Thursday night introduced by guest-host Lil Rel, Riley virtually appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!  to perform a new song from her EP entitled “A Moment” which was dedicated to Rivera. “Not too long ago we both lost a really amazing friend in a tragic accident and we both will miss her forever,” said Lil Rel. The performance is displayed in black and white and features Riley singing in front of a montage of photos of her former co-star. It is truly stunning.

Check out the tribute below.

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You Will Have Hearts In Your Eyes When You See Cardi B’s New Hair Do

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Wait till you see her WAP (Wonderfully Artistic Pigtails)

Cardi B has never shied away from a bold look and her latest hair do is proof of that.

The 27-year-old “WAP” singer…song of the year IMO…took to Instagram Tuesday night to show off her pink, heart-shaped pigtails and people are loving the look. In the short video Cardi asks fans if they would “go to the club with your hair like this” and I think we can all agree that this look would definitely turn heads at the clurb.

The artistic hair do was crafted by Cardi’s long time longtime stylist Tokyo Stylez and took at least three hours to complete. Fans commented about how beautiful the unique hairstyle is but questioned how the rapper was going to sleep that night. Let’s hope those pigtails can be twisted off and be thrown on the nightstand.

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Check It Out, Joe Jonas Has Shocked His Fans With His New Look

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I’m a sucker for his new do.

It doesn’t matter if you are more of a “Nick” or a “Kevin” or a “Joe” when it comes to loving the Jonas Brothers. All that matters is that you all agree with me that Joe is obviously the most attractive of the three brothers and that’s just a fact. I’m sorry but I don’t make the rules.

The 31-year old stunned fans today earlier today when he debuted a shocking new look on his Instagram. Sporting a black t-shirt and those signature dark, furry-Murray eyebrows, Joe flashed his new platinum blond buzzcut. I know I might be in the minority here but I do love when these Hollywood hotties switch it up and do the blond thing. I loved it on Adam Levine. I loved it on Zac Efron. I even found myself oddly drawn to the OG platinum stud, James Michael Tyler aka Gunther from Friends.

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Perhaps the new do is a part of Joe’s daddy-makeover as he and his wife, Sophie Turner, recently welcomed their first child, Willa. A source told ET “Sophie and Joe have named their daughter Willa. The couple’s bond has gotten even stronger since the addition of their daughter. Although circumstances are different right now because of the [coronavirus] pandemic, Joe was there for the birth of his daughter. The couple is happy they now have time to spend at home with their daughter and get used to their new life together.”

Be still my heart.

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