Category Archives: Celebrities

Marilyn: Elle’s Movie Icon

 Actress Elle Fanning, 14, has once again named Marilyn as her idol, reports ONTD. “Q: Who is your Hollywood icon? A: I saw The Seven Year Itch at about seven years old. It’s part of what made me really want to be an … Continue reading

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Lady Gaga’s Blonde Moment

Lady Gaga responded to criticisms of her recent weight gain via Twitter last night, sharing a photo of Marilyn with this quote, accompanied by a message from Gaga: ‘And thank to my fans who love me no matter what, and … Continue reading

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Christina’s Marilyn Moment

Christina Aguilera has revealed the artwork for her new single, ‘Your Body’, and – not for the first time in her career – it may be inspired by Marilyn, specifically her iconic photo session with Bert Stern in 1962. Incidentally, … Continue reading

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Lana’s Literary Love

Singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey is seen here reading a vintage copy of Arthur Miller’s The Misfits (ie the novella on which the screenplay is based), in a photo shoot for this month’s Australian Vogue.

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Joseph Gordon Levitt Praises Marilyn

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt first found fame as teenage alien, Tommy Solomon, in the 1990s sitcom, Third Rock From the Sun. More recently, he has starred in 500 Days of Summer, Inception, and The Dark Knight Rises. Later this year he will … Continue reading

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‘Smash’ Cast Remember Marilyn

Smash cast members Megan Hilty, Debra Messing and Christian Borle are pictured here marking the 50th anniversary of Marilyn’s death during filming of the upcoming second series. According to Starpulse, Messing also shared a Monroe quote on Twitter: ‘A career is … Continue reading

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Biographers’ Q & A: Lois Banner

Biographile has interviewed Dr Lois Banner, author of Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox. Asked which celebrity today reminded her most of Marilyn, Banner replied, ‘I’m thinking. Angelina Jolie, maybe, because she’s smart and she’s tough. Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, … Continue reading

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Stars Pay Tribute to Marilyn

The Associated Press has asked a selection of today’s Hollywood actors for their thoughts on Marilyn. Matt LeBlanc thought her a lost soul; Dennis Quaid and Lucy Liu described her as an icon of female beauty; Carrie Anne Moss sympathised … Continue reading

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Blake Lively’s Red Carpet Secret

Actress Blake Lively – who recreated the ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’ setpiece in TV’s Gossip Girl recently – has explained how Marilyn’s confident sexuality inspires her, reports ContactMusic.  ”I have insecurities like any girl. I used to be … Continue reading

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Rev. Irene Monroe: Named After Marilyn

Here’s an interesting fact: the Rev. Irene Monroe, this year’s recipient of the Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders’ Spirit of Justice award, was named after Marilyn. ‘Abandoned in a trash can as a baby, she was named after Sister … Continue reading

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