It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate. We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate. We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been. We are parents first and foremost, to two incredibly wonderful children and we ask for their and our space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time. We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and coparent, we will be able to continue in the same manner.
Gwyneth & Chris
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin just announced in a joint statement that they have decided to separate — “consciously uncouple” — after 10 years of marriage. While I have been known to snark on Gwyneth quite a bit — and was admittedly oh-so-tempted by the phrase “consciously uncouple,” because it is just so GOOP — I appreciate the thoughtfulness of this statement and admire their mutual dedication to their children and respect for each other. (But let’s get real — whose side are Bey and Jay taking?) [GOOP via Defamer]
Earlier today, Zerlina Maxwell, a feminist writer and political analyst, was inspired to start the Twitter hashtag #RapeCultureIsWhen in response to both TIME magazine and RAINN (the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) claiming that feminists have overhyped the existence and impact of rape culture.
Last week, RAINN made their recommendations to the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault and for some reason decided to make a point of deemphasizing the impact of rape culture, writing:
In the last few years, there has been an unfortunate trend towards blaming “rape culture” for the extensive problem of sexual violence on campus. While it is helpful to point out the systemic barriers to addressing the problem, it is important not to lose sight of a simple fact: Rape is caused not by cultural factors but by the conscious decisions, of a small percentage of the community, to commit a violent crime.
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Remember how yesterday I suggested you get in on the varsity trend for spring? Well, here’s an example of how to wear a varsity without looking like an extra from a particularly jock-ish episode of “Beverly Hills, 90210.” Sophia Bush is wearing a pretty basic and understatedly sexy outfit — leather pencil skirt, slouchy T, black plumps — but her navy blue Rag & Bone varsity jacket (which costs mega bucks) adds an unexpected twist without being costume-y. I scored an American Eagle Outfitters varsity jacket in a gift bag awhile ago and I can’t wait to finally wear it just like this. Get the look yourself, at a much more affordable price, with the pieces above — details after the jump! Keep reading »
Jon Hamm does it often and would really prefer we didn’t talk about it, but I have a feeling Scott Disick won’t mind me commenting on his rather obvious bulge as he clearly freeballs while running errands. (I can see dickhead!) Given that our fave bonus Kardashian has dubbed himself a “Lord” and is fond of flaunting his wealth on Instagram, I’m a little surprised this is the first we’re seeing of his, ahem, seemingly large endowment. Perhaps a new Instagram photoshoot — featuring his member surrounded by stacks of cash and wrapped in Rolexes — is in order? [Photos: Splash News]
Today, Rihanna arrived in the U.S. on a plane bound from London. But she did not travel alone! No, RiRi disembarked with the world’s largest backpack containing god only knows what. Weed? Dollar bills? Drake? You heard it here first. Teeny tiny backpacks are out, massive backpacks that could theoretically hide a Canadian rapper are in. [Photos: Fame-Flynet/Splash News]
Even if I had been, like, into sports in high school, I would have been screwed, seeing as I attended a performing arts school, where I could fulfill my physical education requirement with an assortment of dance classes. No, the whole high school jock culture thing is really foreign to me, and therefore kind of intriguing. I wouldn’t go back to high school for a million dollars, but I would spend a little dough to rock varsity style, which is super popular for spring. The key is not to wear more than one or two sporty pieces at a time, unless you want to look like an extra from a teen high school drama on ABC Family. Here are 12 pieces I’m currently jonesing for…
Last week, some baby genius with a bit of time on their hands slowed down a video of American astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson talking so that he sounded, well, baked. The host of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” enjoyed the video so much (you can watch it after the jump) that he showed it to a full audience at a speaking engagement in Toronto this weekend. Coincidentally, last night’s episode of “Cosmos” (my current reason for living) saw Tyson revealing that some of science’s most renowned thinkers enjoyed marijuana, which I read as an enthusiastic recommendation that viewers smoke more weed. Whatever you say, Neil, you’re the boss. Check out the original “Neil deGrasse Tyson stoned” video after the jump! [Gawker] Keep reading »
Kimye is not only always camera ready, they are always multi camera ready. There are three cameras at work in this photo of Kim, Kanye and North on the set of their Vogue cover shoot, y’all! Fair warning: stare at this photo too long and you become part of it and cannot get out. That might not be so bad though, as I’m kind of dying to pinch baby North’s aborable thigh chub. She is beyond.
I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that the latest teaser for “Mad Men”‘s seventh and final season doesn’t tell us a whole lot about what to expect. After all, this is the show that teases each upcoming episode with a series of unrelated soundbites taken out of any discernible context. But whatever! Everyone — Don, Betty, Peggy, Megan, Roger, THE WHOLE GANG — is at the airport, flying in the brightest, craziest, tackiest styles of the era. (Cool daisy pin, Peggy.) Are they going or coming? Is this a metaphor? April 13 can’t get here soon enough. [NYMag.com]
Canadians clearly have their priorities straight, because this archival interview with hometown hero Ryan Gosling when he was a teen is being rebroadcast on CBC Television tonight. After all, in Canada (and my heart), gushing about how wonderful Ryan Gosling has always been is, like, incredibly newsworthy. Not complaining! The hip-thrusting move Ryan does around the 1:28 mark is everything. [CBC.ca]