International treasures and iconic BFFs Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are bidding adieu to New York City after their successful run on Broadway in “Waiting For Godot” and “No Man’s Land.” And in typical Sir Besties form, the duo is saying farewell by releasing 14 outtakes from their various photoshoots around NYC over the last few months, including this adorable pic of them holding hands in front of Stonewall, the famous West Village gay bar. Sigh, New York City won’t be the same without you, fellas! Come back again soon! (Click through for 13 more never-before-seen #GogoDididoNYC photos!) [via Twitter]
Well, this is quite simply an appalling story. Robert H. Richards IV, an heir to the du Pont fortune, was convicted of raping his then three-year-old daughter and given only probation for the crime, because, as the female Superior Court judge wrote in her decision, “Defendant will not fare well in Level 5 [prison] setting.”
Judge Jan Jurden suggested that Richards would benefit more from treatment rather than prison time, but while it’s not unheard of for a judge to make that call, usually it’s done when sentencing drug addicts not child rapists. Defense attorneys have also been known to argue against prison time for clients who are frail or ill, but Richards is reportedly in fine health. Listen, I’m all for prison reform and making the living conditions inside meet a certain safety standard, but last time I checked, child rapists shouldn’t get off with just probation because prison isn’t pleasant. WTF is going on here? Keep reading »
As I’m sure you know, Beyonce‘s most recent self-titled album came along with a music video for each song on the record, plus a few extra videos, including one for the song “Grown Woman.” Now an alternative video has been released for that song, and visually, it is seemingly inspired by so many of the things that defined the early-’90s. Namely, the MS Paint-esque doodles and graphics are reminiscent of the opening credits of “Saved By The Bell,” as well as the designs favored by brands like Caboodles and Trapper Keeper. I can’t remember the last time I saw so much teal and sea foam green in a music video! Take me back, Bey, take me back. [YouTube]
Rugby! Like American football, but the players aren’t as huge and don’t wear helmets. Right? I think. Well, whatever! The point is, New Zealand’s All Blacks rugby team won the World Series Sevens tournament yesterday and celebrated by performing the traditional haka – a traditional ancestral dance/war cry from the Māori people – without their shirts on. Weird, suddenly rugby is my favorite sport. Click through for more photos of these hot jocks celebrating victory by baring their pecs! [via HyperVocal] [Photos: Getty Images]
This weekend’s Louis C.K.-hosted “Saturday Night Live” capped off with a winner of a sketch that we hope to see a lot more of: “Dyke & Fats,” the cop show about a pair of Chicago police officers named Lez Dykawitz (Kate McKinnon) and Chubbina Fatzarelli (Aidy Bryant). But fair warning, criminals! Don’t go calling them by their nicknames, Dyke and Fats — only THEY get to say it. Watch above!
Kanye, Kim and North may have been photographed by Annie Liebowitz for the pages of Vogue, but I’d argue that this photo of Prince William, Duchess Kate Middleton, Prince George and dog Lupo is just as stunning, if not more so. They all just look so naturally glowing and happy. I’m not one to go gaga over the Royals — that’s Jessica’s department — but even I got a little swoon-y. [Photo: Getty Images]
Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend!
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I happen to think Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks has one of the most glorious voices currently in music, so I am not the slightest bit surprised that the band killed Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball” at a concert in London recently. I mean, no offense to Miley, who I happen to think really shows off her impressive vocal range on the song — look at me, talking like I’m Bette Midler and know shit about “vocal range” — but Natalie’s voice was made to sing this ballad, especially since she adds her own dose of country twang. Listen/watch above! [via Jezebel]
The honeymoon is over. For quite awhile there, I was hanging out in the Admiration stage of the Lifecycle of Emotional Reactions to James Franco, thanks to his hilarious, balls-to-the-wall performance in “Spring Breakers.” Then I went to Francofest in New York City and saw James’ “documentary” “Francophrenia,” which was beyond abysmal and pretentious; yet he, in the Q&A afterward, really tried to act like it was some sort of high art and I found myself thrust into the Annoyance Phase. But I wasn’t there long. I am now firmly camped out in the Abhorrence Phase for the foreseeable future, because I am revolted by Franco’s recent comments denying that he slept with Lindsay Lohan.
To recap: a few weeks ago, In Touch published a photo of a list, allegedly written by Lindsay Lohan, naming her various celebrity sexual conquests. The 36 sexual partners included Jared Leto, Adam Levine, Colin Farrell, Justin Timberlake and, yes, James Franco. So far, Lindsay has not commented on the leaked list — though she is supposedly going to discuss it on “Ellen” – nor have any of the dudes on it … except James Franco. “Lindsay herself has told lies about me with her people-she’s-slept-with list!” James declared to a reporter at an event promoting his poetry book this week. Last year, Franco told Howard Stern that he did not bed Lohan, explaining, “I mean, I don’t want to brag about it. I don’t know how that got out. She was having issues even then, so you feel weird. Honestly, she was a friend. I’ve met a lot of people that are troubled and sometimes you don’t want to do that.” Keep reading »
I’m sure you already have your DVRs set, but starting on April 3, Sarah Palin’s got a new show on the Sportsman Channel called “Amazing America” and naturally it has the world’s most patriotic theme song since “Team America: World Police”‘s “America, Fuck Yeah.” (Which, reminder, was a ridiculous satire starring marionettes.) The band Madison Rising — named after President James Madison, obvi — is responsible for this hard rockin’ anthem about the badass-ness of the good ol’ US of A. It’s the perfect song for right wingers to blast at their 4th of July barbecues, while shooting tin cans and thinking of new ways to control women’s reproductive rights. Check out the lyrics after the jump! [Gawker] Keep reading »