In refreshing bit of non-baby related news, Life & Style highlighted Jessica Simpsonâ€™s journey to our nationâ€™s capitol this week in support of Operation Smile, a non-profit group that provides free facial reconstructive surgery to children in need. The magazine also profiled other A-list celebrities who have stormed D.C. to campaign for worthy causes including: Salma Hayek supporting the Violence Against Women Act; Julianne Moore, raising awareness about Tuberous Sclerosis Complex; Julia Roberts, lobbying for more money for medical research; and the ubiquitous Angelina Jolie calling the lack of funding to fight AIDS â€śa disgrace.â€ť
Deep in the heart of Texas
However, there is no need to worry that the tabloids have gotten serious and focused on â€śissuesâ€ť or anything. What seems to be on the minds of many tabs this week is the burning question of who will star in the planned movie based on the long-running TV show, â€śDallas.â€ť Luke Wilson seems the consensus choice to play Bobby Ewing, a role originally played by Patrick Duffy. The mags are unanimous that J. Lo would make a great Sue Ellen Ewing, but Star suggests Demi Moore or Catherine Zeta-Jones for the role originated by Linda Gray. There is also agreement that Shirley MacClaine should be selected to play the compassionate matriarch, Ellie Ewing. While Star envisions Bruce Willis as a possible J.R., John Travolta has reportedly been offered the role. Us Weekly thinks the role of sexy trouble maker Lucy Ewing Cooper would be best played by Jessica Simpson or Kristen Cavallari. In Touch suggests Scarlett Johansson would make the best Dallas temptress but both Life & Style and Star predict the troubled teen Lindsay Lohan is a contender for the part.
Back to normal
This week Us Weekly takes time out from obsessing about the weight of female stars to point a sneering eye at men who have packed on some pounds at the same time as their pregnant wives or girlfriends. Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Gwen Stefaniâ€™s hubby Gavin Rossdale appear photographed with red circles around their bellies to highlight their â€śsympathy baby bumps.â€ť
Also this week, Life & Style asks â€śHowâ€™d she get that butt?â€ť The secrets behind the behinds of Giselle Bundchen, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce were revealed. Eva Mendes, Evangelina Lily, Cameron Diaz and Halle Berry were also praised for their remarkable rears and discussed their booty-toning regimes. In the same piece, poor Jessica Alba was accused of â€śtoo little tush.â€ť