Witches Casting A Spell Over Hollywood

Shailene Woodley shows off her sexy side in the November Women in Hollywood issue.

“I started noticing a couple years ago that I wasn’t seeing women as the stars of movies,” Witherspoon told Elle. Thomas Whiteside/Elle Melissa McCarthy looking fierce as one of the cover girls for the November issue of Elle Magazine. RELATED: MELISSA MCCARTHY LOOKS PHOTOSHOPPED IN ‘THE HEAT’ AD “I’m seeing them as the guys’ girlfriends or so-and-so’s wife. I just thought ‘God, if I don’t start buckling down and start producing some movies, what’s my daughter going to see in the movies?'” As for the other leading ladies who covered the fashion mag for next month, McCarthy dished on what it’s like to play a female comedic lead. Nico/Elle Penelope Cruz stuns in the November Women in Hollywood issue of Elle Magazine. “A lot of times, women have had all their tools taken away (in Hollywood comedies). It’s like you’re never inappropriate, you have the greatest job, you look great, your hair is amazing, and now go be funny. And it’s like, with what?” McCarthy, 43, said. “You have to fall down for us to want to watch you get back up. And it’s like they never let you watch women fall down.” Thomas Whiteside/Elle Shailene Woodley strips down to a bathing suit for the November issue of Elle Magazine. She also revealed who was one of her favorite fellow funny gals in Tinseltown to watch on screen. “I watch Julia Louis-Dreyfus on ‘Veep,’ and she is so good, because she is playing the world’s biggest a–hole narcissist, and yet you can’t take your eyes off of her. In fact, you still strangely like her and almost want to hang with her.” Brunette beauty Cruz, 39, told the mag the best industry advice she has ever received. Thomas Whiteside/Elle Shailene Woodley shows off her sexy side in the November Women in Hollywood issue. “How important it is to learn to say no.

She revealed that she is tired of not being taken seriously in Hollywood. “I think there was a quote where somebody said that reality stars will never get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. So, of course I’m so competitive that I think that it would be a huge achievement and a goal that anyone would want. I would love to break that mold,” Kardashian previously told V magazine . Like us on Facebook Kardashian’s dreams of having her very own star on the Hollywood walk of fame were quickly shut down by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which is responsible for handing out stars to celebrities. “She has not been nominated. She is a reality star. We don’t do reality stars. She needs to get a real acting job then come to us,” a rep for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce previously told Hollyscoop . In the past, various celebrities including actors Daniel Craig and Jon Hamm have openly questioned Kardashian’s fame status. While critics argue that the reality TV star became famous for selling her privacy as opposed to actually having talent, Kardashian previously insisted that this is not the case. “It’s always funny to me when people say that I’m famous for being famous. I think it’s fascinating, because it’s still entertainment, you know? It’s fun to see the progression of that idea,” Kardashian said.

John Lennon’s star on Hollywood Walk of Fame defaced by vandals

The nearby stars honoring  Lennon’s fellow Beatles - Paul McCartney, Ringo Star and George Harrison -- were left untouched.

Jack Lemmon and Ernie Kovacs also star. In a cackling contest, Witch Hazel would have everyone beat . The animated witch was often Bugs Bunny’s foe, but given her jovial attitude and infectious giggle, you can’t help but love her. Sixties sitcom “Bewitched” lasted long enough to introduce us to three generations of fabulous witches: supernatural housewife Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery, left), her sly mother, Endora (Agnes Moorehead), and the littlest witch in the Stephens family, Tabitha (Erin Murphy). The hijinks on “Bewitched” are classic, and we still actively wish we could pull off tricks with just a wiggle of the nose. We didn’t dig Wilhelmina Witchiepoo’s incessant attempts to steal away Jimmy’s talking flute, Freddy, but we did think the “H.R. Pufnstuf” (1969-70) character had a wicked ride with the Vroom Broom. Witchiepoo is shown with NFL great Joe Namath. In 1987, Cher, left, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer gifted us with a darkly comic adaptation of John Updike’s “The Witches of Eastwick.” As three single women unaware of their own power, they accidentally lure the devil right into their idyllic town. We have to agree with Angelina Jolie that it’s about time Maleficent, the “mistress of all evil” in “Sleeping Beauty,” tells her side of the story. In the 2014 film, Jolie will portray the evil sorceress and reveal why she was so hellbent on cursing Princess Aurora. Let’s count the ways 1989’s “Teen Witch” won us over: First, there’s the rapping “Top That” scene , followed by the final dance , and the fact that she used her powers in pretty much the exact same ways we would have at 16. Better still: Robyn Lively re-created her “Teen Witch” dance moves for her younger sister Blake when the “Gossip Girl” actress married Ryan Reynolds. There’s a reason Anjelica Huston’s fearsome character was known as the “Grand High Witch” in the 1990 adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “The Witches.” Not only was she powerful and absolutely horrifying underneath the wig and makeup , she also had a ruthless wit. Disney’s 1993 tale of the Sanderson sisters in “Hocus Pocus” has become a Halloween staple in the 20 years since its release.

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When Ana Martinez heard vandals had covered John Lennon’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with graffiti, she couldn’t just let it be. Martinez had produced the dedication ceremony for the star near the Capitol Records building in 1988, and Wednesday marks what would have been the former Beatles 73rd birthday. “I am really, really protective of these stars,” Martinez told the Daily News. “I yelled out, ‘Help, we really need somebody!'” she joked Tuesday, confirming that a worker returned the star to its pristine condition Monday. “This is history. It’s a historic monument and should be respected, not desecrated like that.” George Stroud/Getty Images The star was defaced with markings over the weekend – just days before what would have been Lennons (pictured in 1969) 73rd birthday. Martinez, who produces the Walk of Fame ceremonies for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, said she learned about the vandalism Sunday night after a tour guide discovered the markings Saturday and alerted Beatles journalist Steve Marinucci, who in turn reached out to her. I saw it and just thought, ‘What morons did this?’ It was just so tacky,” tour guide Gillian Lomax told The News Tuesday. “Maybe John would have liked it if it said something funny, but it was stupid teenage crap.” RELATED: ONO! YOKO ACCUSED TO STYLE PLAGIARISM Lomax visits the Vine Street location regularly for her Beatles-based “A Magical History Tour” and said the adjacent stars for fellow Beatles George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney were untouched. She said it looked like multiple people were involved because the scribbles, which included a cartoon mushroom and smiley face, appeared to be in different handwriting styles. MICHAEL THURSTON/AFP/Getty Images The nearby stars honoring Lennons fellow Beatles – Paul McCartney, Ringo Star and George Harrison — were left untouched. I bent down to try to get some of the stuff off, but it wouldn’t budge,” she said.