Jessica Alba Talks Honesty, Integrity, And Power

Jessica Alba is an actress, mom of two, New York Times best-selling author, and a successful e-commerce entrepreneur. In 2012, Alba co-founded The Honest Company, an online emporium devoted to all things non-toxic and eco-friendly for baby, beauty and home.

This month, the company launched a ” Social Goodness Timeline,” enabling its customers to get a close-up look at the company’s philanthropic efforts, sustainability work, and giving milestones. And the actress’ fans need not worry, because Alba is also back in theaters this September, reprising her role as Nancy Callahan in “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.”

Here, the actress and businesswoman weighs the meaning of power, the definition of success, and the qualities that make a man provocative.

What does honesty mean to you?

Honesty is being true to yourself and to others. An honest life celebrates the authentic and seeks the best choices. It’s the foundation of my business, The Honest Company, and my life.

What is empathy?

Empathy is embracing what we share instead of focusing on what makes us different.

What does integrity mean to you?

Integrity is doing the right thing, even when it doesn’t make you look good.

What qualities does a remarkable man possess?

A remarkable man is motivated, understanding, confident and has a great sense of humor. Also, he doesn’t need to be right all the time.

What qualities does a remarkable woman possess?

A remarkable woman doesn’t ask for permission. She has a clarity of vision, a boldness of belief and a resourcefulness that carries her through any situation.

What is power?

Power is the ability to have people believe in what you can do, even before you’ve done it. Power only exists when others recognize it. We can only be powerful when we recognize it within ourselves.

What is success?

Success is seeing my family thrive and making their own contributions to the world. Success in work is more elusive: once you’ve achieved a goal, it inspires you to create more goals.

Describe one aspect of your dark side.

Technically, it comes from my father’s Mexican-American heritage….but I also have a love for 70%+ dark chocolate with sea salt :)

What is provocative in a man?



Being a good dancer.

What is provocative in a woman?



Being unapologetic.

What question stumps you?

This one.

What is feminine?

Femininity is the origin of everything.

What is masculine?

Masculinity is hard to define and even harder to defend.

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First published April 14 2014, 7:14 AM


Amanda Bynes sets record straight on mental health: I don’t have schizophrenia

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What’s up with Amanda Bynes?

That question has run rampant since the actress’ erratic behavior last year and news of her mental health issues.

“There has been much speculation about Amanda’s medical condition,” her attorney Tamar Arminak told People. “She has remained silent because she believed it was best to keep her mental health diagnosis private.”

Rumors about the nature of her diagnosis posed several conclusions, with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder being most prevalent.

Now the 28-year-old “Hairspray” star wants to set the record straight.

“However, she asked me to dispel certain rumors,” Arminak continued. “For the record, Amanda does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it.”

While she didn’t directly address whether she’s bipolar, Bynes is certainly on the road to recovery.

“She continues to undergo outpatient therapy several times a week,” a source close to the family told the mag. “She’s still working through the causes of her past bizarre behavior.”

On Saturday, Bynes posted photos on Twitter of her enjoying a vacation in Los Cabos, Mexico, with her parents. The snapshots show her looking happy and healthy as she sunbathes in a bikini.

It was less than a year ago that the troubled star was forcibly hospitalized for her volatile behavior, which included allegedly throwing a bong out of the window of her New York City apartment and setting a small fire in the driveway of a California residence.

@amandabynes via Twitter

Speculations of drug abuse were at the center of the reports at the time, but Bynes is now said to be drug-free.

“Amanda currently is on zero medication,” Arminak said. “She’s devoted to living her life as healthy as possible. She’s never had a history of abusing alcohol or hard drugs, and she’s proud to say she’s been marijuana-free for the past nine months.”

Now she is a student at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Orange County, Calif.

“Amanda is very happy studying fashion and she hopes to one day design her own line,” her attorney added.

Bynes’ family has played a major part in her recovery as the star remains under the legal control of her mother, Lynn Bynes, until September, if not longer. For now she continues living with her mom and father, Rick Bynes, in Los Angeles.

“We’re so proud of how far Amanda has come,” Lynn Bynes boasted.

Arminak added, “Her family is closely involved with her day-to-day life but they try to give her as much autonomy as possible. She’s doing extremely well. Her primary focus is bonding with her family and being a student.”

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Drake & Rihanna’s Biggest PDA Moments — Pics

Drake and Rihanna have been speeding force through their relationship and it doesn’t seem like they are slowing down any time soon. From their roller coaster Romance we have pulled together some of their best PDA moments in a gallery. Click below to see.

Drake, 27, and Rihanna, 26, are guarded about the amount of PDA (Public Displays Of Affection) they show to the world but that hasn’t stopped us from picking out some of their best moments of loving to put in a gallery just for you HollywoodLifers.

Drake And Rihanna’s European PDA

Maybe it was all part of the act when Rihanna jumped up on stage at Drake’s concert he was on tour in Paris? Clearly not!

There was no denying the chemistry between the two as they were grinding on each other in front of the roaring crowd. The two were seen whispering in each other’s ears, holding each other close, and looked completely like they weren’t even at the concert.

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Yes, Drake and RiRi were in their own little world on that stage that night, and they have stayed in that world ever since.

Drake And Rihanna Mash-It-Up In Da Club

The two recently had a hot make out session at an L.A. night club. learned exclusively from an eyewitness in the club that Drake and Rihanna got hot and heavy.

“They were all over each other! Others saw them kissing. They were super close. They drank Ciroc, Ace, and D’usse. Drake arrived alone, Rihanna with Mellisa Forde, but they were together in the club. They left separately. Rihanna looked very very happy … her eyes were sparkling … happiest I’ve seen her in a while,” the eyewitness said.

What do yon think HollywoodLifers, do you think these two will push the boundaries of PDA and go for that final walk down the aisle, or do you think the PDA stops here? Let us know what’s on your mind.

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Indecent Proposal? Bruce Willis & Demi Moore’s Daughter Rumer Dreams Of Using Her Trust Fund To Open A Hollywood Nightclub

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s oldest daughter, Rumer, is planning to open up a Hollywood nightclub with the millions she inherited from her famous parents when she turned 25, a source told .

“Rumer came into many millions of dollars last August on her 25th birthday and got full control of the trust Bruce and Demi set up for her,” the source revealed.

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“She wants to use it to invest in a hot business and has been telling friends she wants to own a nightclub. She’s begun scouting existing Hollywood spots that could use her ‘touch’.”

But the insider said Rumer, who has acted in minor roles in various movies, including those starring her parents, might not get a thumb’s up from the two, who divorced in 2000.

“Bruce and Demi had a bad experience in the club and restaurant business when they backed the once-famous Planet Hollywood chain that eventually flopped, so it’s doubtful that they’ll like the direction Rumer wants to take her investments.

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“But Rumer has largely lost the acting bug and now that she’s financially independent, she’s going to try a lot of different things that don’t involve her parents’ careers,” the source said.


Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone & Jamie Foxx Talk About Sharing Rooms, Chemistry & One Night Stands With Ellen DeGeneres!

Andrew Garfield, , and in one room together?! We totally just slung some web all over ourselves over this hot trio!

These cast members of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 got real, real personal with Ellen DeGeneres and were grilled with some pretty intimate questions!

And when you grill a spider, it…is…delicious! JK! That sounds so gross.

Ellen asked the three co-stars about their room arrangement (above), Andrew and Emma’s chemistry, and whether or not they’ve had one night stands in an epic game of Never Have I Ever!

Ch-ch-check out this HIGHlarious threesome (and if they did have a threesome, it’d be a very sexy one at that) talk about Andrew and Emma’s believable onscreen kisses, and which of three have shared the night with strangers …AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Jennifer Lopez’s boyfriend’s movie running into serious money troubles

Love don’t cost a thing, but moviemaking does. A new flick starring J.Lo’s beau is low on cash.

Cast and crew who just completed work on “Restored Me,” featuring 44-year-old Jennifer Lopez’s 27-year-old boy toy Beau Casper Smart, are saying “Pay me!” after learning the movie has run into serious money troubles.

In a hapless email circulated to workers who’ve been toiling on the feel-good film about a parolee seeking redemption, production manager Michelle Turner admits the movie is low on cash and suggests that stiffed workers turn to faith during these trying times. She also hopes no one sues.

“Although we are much closer than before, we have not yet secured the funds necessary to pay you yet,” reads her email. “I only have my faith and I believe that this wait is coming to an end very soon.”

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Fittingly, the film’s promotional tag line is “Let Your Mess Be Your Message.”

Turner also concedes, “Please believe that I completely understand those that are considering legal action and are seeking counsel.”

The film’s website confirms, “The launch date did get a bit extended,” followed by a smiley face emoticon.

(LOL! Hardworking people won’t be able to pay their bills.)

Turner goes on to explain how her faith’s been strengthened by seeing unpaid cast, crew and vendors push forward. Not all the workers are feeling the love.

“For the first time working in the industry, this production told everyone on the last day after we wrapped that the investors pulled out so they could not pay,” a baffled production worker tells us. “They randomly sent emails to all of us saying they are putting it in God’s hands and if we all pray we will all get paid for our hard work – seriously.”

Apparently hitting Jenny from the block (below) up for a few bucks was out of the question. NuVo TV, backed by Lopez, reached a deal Thursday to purchase Fuse TV from Madison Square Garden Co. for $226 million, according to Bloomberg News. Considering “Titanic” was shot for $200 million, some of that money could have helped “Restored Me.”

Turner’s email says, “unless we get funds secured there will be no ‘Restored Me,’ period.”

But she is optimistic that praying will soon become paying. “I believe that that day is coming very soon, in Jesus’ name I pray!” she concludes.

Turner’s prayers may be working. “Restored Me” just got free press in the Daily News.

Neither Turner nor Masters Media Group, representing the production, returned a call for comment.