The Blemish » dakota fanning Better than a slap to the face Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:50:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Dakota Fanning Just Turned 18, Did a Nude Scene Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:01:05 +0000 Dakota Fanning turned 18 about a year ago on February 23 so what better way to celebrate her legality than by doing a nude scene. It seems like as much a present for her as it is for us.

“Yeah, well, I’ve never done that before and I’m very newly allowed to do that,” she explained to MTV News at the Sundance Film Festival, where she was out promoting the movie. “I was newly 18, so yeah, it was, it’s kind of a sensitive thing, but it’s a part of life.”

In Hollywood, a child star doing nudity is a rite of passage. Hopefully the scene will make us forgot she ever played the precocious child in every film she was in. God. That was annoying.

Fanning grows up big time in the film, which follows her and her pal, played by Elizabeth Olsen, as they embark on their journey through adolescence, on a quest to lose their virginity, and all the repercussions that come along with it. It also means that Fanning had to capture that life-changing moment in the film. “No one’s ever comfortable [doing love scenes],” she explained, before Olsen had some advice on getting through them.

“No, you just have to go for it. Sorry, I didn’t do a sex scene in this movie so I should shut up,” she quipped.

So not only is Fanning doing a nude scene, she’s doing a nude scene where she loses her v-card. This kid always likes one-upping everyone. Some things never change.

The actor who got to mix it up with Fanning in the scene, Boyd Holbrook, notes that it’s the realism of the scene that will have fans connecting to what Fanning is going through in that instant. “As in life it’s not always so perfect and glossy and seamless,” he said. “It’s quite awkward sometimes especially with that. This film’s about its going into life, first sexual experience, so it’s all about the environment and not taking it too serious.” MTV

I take that to mean the scene will last about 20 seconds and end with Boyd Holbrook apologizing profusely while Dakota looks at him with disgust and tells him to stop crying.

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Dakota Fanning Plays ‘Find the Pickle’ on Christmas Thu, 27 Dec 2012 07:13:00 +0000 Every Christmas, Dakota Fanning and her family participate in a long standing tradition called “find the pickle.” Naturally, it’s a German thing.

She told The Daily Telegraph, “We have my dad’s mother from Germany stay for the season and we have imported the tradition they have in that country of hiding a pickle ornament in a tree, and whoever finds it gets a prize. But my parents forgot to get a prize for the winner last time, and I was like, ‘I found it, where’s my prize?’ So my Christmas wish is that they organize one for this year.”

John Travolta has a similar Christmas tradition with his Scientology buddies. It’s called “hide the salami.” Granted, the premise is a little bit different.

Programming note: I’ll be traveling most of the day on Thursday so updates will be sparse.

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Everyone Else at the ‘Twilight’ Premiere Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:36:41 +0000 Here’s everyone else at the Twilight premiere. I don’t know who 80% of these people are. Either they’re not particularly famous or I haven’t been watching enough Nickelodeon. Probably the best photo from the bunch is, surprisingly enough, Kellan Lutz. No idea what he’s doing here but it looks filthy.

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This Week in Shoots – 01.06.2012 Sat, 07 Jan 2012 06:13:27 +0000 This week in shoots we have Abigail Clancy in Cosmo UK, Beatrice Charity in swimwear, Catherine Bell for Felix Kunze, Dakota Fanning in Elle UK, Joanna Krupa for Me in My Place, Julianne Hough in Prestige, Kate Beckinsale in Angeleno, Lady Gaga topless in Vogue, Paris Hilton in FHM and Selena Gomez doing a shoot for Dream Out Loud.

Also, follow me on Twitter because you sometimes you get tweets like this and this. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook too. Begging is not beneath me. Please, please, please? Why won’t you love me?!

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Dakota Fanning Banned in the UK Wed, 09 Nov 2011 19:10:27 +0000 Well, not Dakota Fanning personally. Just an ad she did for Marc Jacobs’ Oh, Lola! perfume which has been deemed kiddie porn.

The Advertising Standards Authority in the UK has banned the ad for the fragrance saying the picture of a 17-year-old Dakota Fanning with a blossoming rose in a bottle between her legs sexualizes children and that Dakota may have been 17 but the ads make her look younger. Because looks are everything. How superficial of you, ASA.

“We considered that the length of her dress, her leg and position of the perfume bottle drew attention to her sexuality,” the ASA said in a statement. “Because of that, along with her appearance, we considered the ad could be seen to sexualize a child.”

It did not help that the ad was made intentionally controversial: Designer Jacobs had dubbed his “sensual” Oh, Lola! fragrance — a companion scent to his 2008 Lola perfume — to be “more Lolita than a Lola,” according to the Telegraph. NYDN

Kind of weird considering the age of consent in the UK is 16. Basically, you can bang a willing 16-year-old there but you can’t take suggestive fashion photos of them. What’s even dumber is Dakota is almost 18 and this picture doesn’t make me feel anything except for maybe an odd craving for a sandwich.

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Dakota Fanning Graduated Tue, 07 Jun 2011 18:49:47 +0000 It seemed like just yesterday Dakota Fanning was annoying us to no end with her precocious little girl act in films like War of the Worlds and Man on Fire. Now she’s almost legal, co-starring in the Twilight franchise and graduating high school.

On Monday, Dakota was at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA for the ceremony honoring Campbell Hall’s Class of 2011. Despite pursuing a film career, Fanning successfully lived out high school stereotypes by becoming a cheerleader and winning Homecoming queen two years in a row. Rumor has it she’ll be attending NYU in the fall. Rumor also has it that her high school life was boring as hell. No rumors of free bj’s in the boys locker room? Paris Hilton would be so disappointed.

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Dakota Fanning was at the “Eclipse” premiere Fri, 25 Jun 2010 15:24:19 +0000 Those shrill screams you heard yesterday came from the thousands of girls at the Twilight: Eclipse premiere. Unfortunately, firefighters weren’t around to turn the hose on them. Which is too bad because a Twilight premiere is the perfect opportunity to calibrate hose pressure.

Here’s Dakota Fanning at said premiere. She’s all grown up now. It seemed like only yesterday I wanted to slit my wrists every time this precocious little girl came on screen and started talking like a 30-year-old.


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Dakota Fanning is, um…. Tue, 23 Jun 2009 17:27:58 +0000 dakota-fanning-runaways-03

Even though this shot of Dakota Fanning on the set of The Runaways is fake, I’m still extremely uncomfortable looking at this. I don’t like to think of Dakota in that way. She should be running after ice cream trucks or riding pink bicycles, not standing around having vaginal blood run down her leg.

What do you even say to a girl if this were to happen in real life. “Excuse me, miss? It seems to me your vagina might have been mortally wounded?” [ONTD]

Edit: If no one could figure it out, that’s fake blood for the movie.

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This is just weird Wed, 10 Jun 2009 17:12:02 +0000 kristen stewart dakota fanning 03

I know Kristen Steart and Dakota Fanning are working together for vocals on The Runways. They left the studio together yesterday which is weird on its own, but what’s weirder is Kristen and Dakota went out clubbing together. What the hell? Dakota is still a precocious 9-year-old in my mind. Does not compute. Are you sure they were going to a club and not leaving a studio at night or Cold Stone? That would make more sense. I can’t even imagine Kristen going to a club. This is like watching a fish swim and then all of a sudden it starts walking on dry land and then dancing like a white girl.

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In other news Fri, 26 Jan 2007 20:49:36 +0000 Kate Hudson
  • Tyra Banks talks about being fat. [Evil Beet]
  • Dakota Fanning got raped for nothing. [Pajiba]
  • Naomi Campbell is not a witch. [Celebitchy]
  • Evangeline Lilly arrives. [ICYDK]
  • Britney Spears is cheap. [CityRag]
  • Rachel Hunter in a bikini. [Derek Hail]
  • Owen Wilson and Kate Hudson might be back on. [Celebslam]
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