Penelope Cruz Rumored to Be Cast as First Age-Appropriate Bond Girl

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Defying a long, proud line of crotchety James Bonds romancing women young enough to be their children, Penélope Cruz has reportedly been cast as the lastest Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig in Sam MendesSkyfall follow-up, Bond 24.

Cruz will be 40 by the time the film goes into production, making her the oldest Bond Girl yet and proving that some attempt at gender parity will be happening as the franchise rolls on. (The second oldest was Honor Blackman, who played Pussy Galore in 1964.) Cruz will be playing Labia Aplenty. JK. Maybe in another life, when we are both cats. [The Guardian]

This report claims Penny has NOT been cast, but she and a bunch of other bad-ass ladies would pair up quite nicely with Bond. [E!]

It may sound like a missing chapter from Tyra Banks’ Pushcart Prize-winning Modelland, but it is, in fact, the truth: Naomi Campbell’s 25-year-old mentee on The Face and former Miss Universe China Luo Zilin is now dating Campbell’s ex-boyfriend — the Russian billionaire Vlad Doronin. Zilin was also just fired from her modeling agency for “unprofessional conduct,” but probably Naomi Campbell ordered them to fire her while sinisterly stroking a piece of fur. [Daily Mail]

Beyoncé went on the Today Show and played coy about a potential second Babyonce. “Huh? What rumor? I have no idea what you’re talking about.” Later, Savannah Guthrie, eyes wide and beaming feverishly, reflected on the morning’s events. “When I saw her, she was wearing this sheath dress and I thought, ‘Hmm, maybe,’ Then I saw her on stage, and she was wearing a leather body suit. So unless she’s like 30 seconds pregnant, I don’t know.” She also speculated that the photo of Bey ostensibly drinking wine could be Pepsi in a wine glass. Wow, Savannah Guthrie is like Bogie in The Maltese Falcon! [Page Six]

Jay-Z is on the verge of signing a $20 million deal with Samsung. Now he and Bey can finally get that little house in the country they’d been scrimping and saving for. [Page Six]

Learn how to do a smokey eye from a surprisingly down-to-earth (?!) Paris Jackson. [Daily Mail]

Debbie Reynolds regrets not having gotten her fuck on more. “I wish I had enjoyed more sex. I have only ever slept with my three husbands and one friend — and he was my one and only good lover. I was stupid and innocent. I was raised to think that if you behaved badly with men, you went to hell. I realize now it is puritanical and not very adult.” You’re not dead yet, Debbie!!

And here she is talking about Eddie Fisher leaving her for Elizabeth Taylor: “I stood no chance against [Taylor] I was just like Jennifer Aniston with Brad Pitt when he fell in love with Angelina Jolie. If Angelina wants someone, then that is that. Certain women have that power. What chance did I have against Elizabeth, a woman of great womanly experience, when I had no experience at all?” 😐 [NYDN]

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  • Katy Perry and John Mayer are back to making the sex casually. [NYDN]
  • Oh hey, that time Bradley Cooper borrowed my pubes (for the middle picture). [People]
  • Taylor Swift is building a special room in her house for her pet Ed Sheeran. [Contact Music]
  • Jessica Simpson threw CaCee Cobb, new wife of Donald Faison, a baby shower. [People]
  • Lil Kim, your face. No judgment! No judgment! Your FACE, BUT ALSO NO JUDGMENT!! *seizure* *falls off cliff* [Us Weekly]
  • Whoa, Reese Witherspoon’s daughter Ava is so grown up/looks just like a combo of Reese and Ryan Phillippe! Genetics at work. [People]
  • This morning in News That Proves The World Can Sometimes Make Sense, some Real Housewife flipped her shit at a restaurant. [Page Six]
  • Jesse Eisenberg was a dick in an interview. []
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  • Her latest feud is with Ru Paul. [NYDN]
  • January Jones goes topless in the upcoming Western Sweetwater. Here be pictures. (NSFW) [The Sun]
  • Michael Zegen, who appeared most recently in Frances Ha (which I saw last night and really liked and you guys should see it!) will be on the next season of Girls. [Vulture]
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  • Michael Douglas would like y’all to know that he did not mean to imply that he got cancer from going down on women, says a statement he released:”Michael Douglas did not say cunnilingus was the cause of his cancer. It was discussed that oral sex is a suspected cause of certain oral cancers as doctors in the article point out, but he did not say it was the specific cause of his personal cancer.” Hear that? Now get down there. [People]
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