Archive: Feb 2011

Who Is This Oscar Guy, Anyway?

When you've been writing about the Oscars as much as I have been this week, an inevitable question pops into your head: why is an Academy Award called an Oscar? Apparently, no one is 100 percent sure. But the most accepted version of the story is that the first time the Academy librarian saw…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 25, 2011

5-Year-Old Future Frisky Editrix Gets Remixed

We shoulda saw it coming -- that five-year-old girl who doesn't want to marry you yet (before she has a job) has been given the auto-tune treatment. So at least you can dance in the meantime?
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 25, 2011

Rape Victim Was “Inviting” Sexual Assault With Provocative Dress, Flirting

Watch out, because I am going to throw things. A judge in Manitoba has ruled that a 2006 rape victim who was wearing a tube top, high heels, makeup and no bra was sending "mixed signals" that "sex was in the air" to her rapist, Kenneth Rhodes, who was merely insensitive to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 25, 2011

The Muppets Cover LCD Soundsystem

Happy Friday! The Muppets take on LCD Soundsystem's "Dance Yrself Clean." I don't think it's possible for this video to be anymore charming. It's a new genre. Puppet rock [Buzzfeed]…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 25, 2011

Winona Ryder, Black Swan In Training

Someone knew how to rock the androgynous look back in high school and her name was Winona Ryder. Ten bucks says she's wearing black jeans with safety pins and black Converse with this outfit. Total Black Swan chic. She was a badass. Still is. [Ned Hepburn]…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 25, 2011

I Will Survive

At first I was afraid, I was petrified ... and then I realized I'm awesome and forgot about that loser. But if your breakup isn't going as swiftly, get your hands on this "I Will Survive." The Band-aid-like tin comes with a heart-shaped charm, a remedy booklet, and your very own recovery certificate. Most…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 25, 2011

Kellie Pickler Sells Her Wedding Video On iTunes. Trend Alert?

Pissed you weren't invited to country singer and "American Idol" alumni Kellie Pickler's wedding on January 1st? Never fear! You can now buy footage of the event on iTunes. In a new video called "Say I Do," Kellie's husband Kyle Jacobs sings, "Don't need to see you in a wedding dress. I don't…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 25, 2011

Catherine Zeta-Jones Is Knighted, Wears A Crazy Hat For The Occasion

Yesterday, the gorgeous Catherine Zeta-Jones was dubbed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, the third highest rank in the UK, for her movies and charity work. She is now just one rank away from becoming an official Dame. Side note: Catherine seems to have caught Kate Middleton's penchant for…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 25, 2011

Charlie Sheen’s Rant That Took Down “Two And A Half Men”

Well, folks, it's a wrap for the rest of the season of "Two and a Half Men." Because of Charlie Sheen's antics, including his latest radio rant on "The Alex Jones Show," show creator Chuck Lorre announced yesterday that CBS would discontinue production. After the jump, the crazypants comments that singlehandedly sunk the ship.
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 25, 2011

GIF Of The Day: Rabbit/Bunny/Squirrel/Adorable Animal Enjoys An Ice Cream

TGIF! Hope he doesn't get brain freeze. [The Clearly Dope]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 25, 2011

Quickies: Kanye Tweets About “Gold Diggin’ Bitches” & A “Teen Mom”‘s Got Nude Pics

The always-eyeroll-worthy Kanye West tweeted a gripe about "gold diggin' bitches getting pregnant on purpose." Because you know we can control that. [The Young, Black and Fabulous, Necole Bitchie] Ray J says he "created" ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian and she wouldn't have been famous without their sex tape. [Oh No…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 24, 2011

“Mad Men” Designer Janie Bryant Unveils Spring QVC Collection

Betty Draper, eat your jealous heart out. "Mad Men" costume designer Janie Bryant is unveiling her latest MOD collection for QVC as part of the shopping network's Academy Awards-themed red-carpet show from Los Angeles on Feb. 26 Bryant gave StyleList a sneak peek of some looks before the show's premiere. One look at her lace…
By: StyleList Home / February 24, 2011

James Franco Takes A Cat Nap

James Franco has been studying hard for his Oscar-hosting gig on Sunday and the actor/student/writer/etc. deserves a break. Those kittens, on the other hand, are just being lazy. [Twitter]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 24, 2011

Today’s Lady News: NYC Abortion Billboard Targeting Black Women To Be Removed

A New York City billboard posted by an anti-abortion group reading "The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb" will be removed by LaMar, which owned the billboard, after complaints. [Feministing] South Dakota killed a bill which would have expanded the legal definition of "justifiable homicide" to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 24, 2011

This Is What Scarlett Johansson Looks Like When She’s Appreciating Art

ScarJo is just one of the celebs who attended Vanity Fair's Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas & The Art of Elysium "Pieces of Heaven Art Auction" (that's a mouthful) in Los Angeles this week. I wonder if she bought anything or just enjoyed the free cheese and wine.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 24, 2011
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