Hot indie actor Mark Ruffalo took a break from being the hottest dude at Occupy Wall Street in order to film “Thanks For Sharing” with Gwyneth Paltrow. Thank god the paparazzi exist to remind us that everyone, including Mark Ruffalo and perfectly perfect Gwyneth Paltrow, looks just ridiculous making out. [Dlisted]
I’ll be honest, last night’s episode of “America’s Next Top Model” was entirely WTF so this recap is going to be short, because, you guys, Tyra made the models channel different eras of Michael Jackson. Some of the models had to wear blackface! (Early MJ, obvs.) And some had to wear heavy makeup that mimicked his jacked-up plastic surgery. I am not even joking! Alexandria has a butt chin painted on! And then, and then, LaToya Jackson judged! (SPOILER ALERT: In the spirit of Michael Jackson’s sweet nature — yawn — no one went home.)
Naturally, I prefer it when “Top Model” embraces its WTF-ness so this was my favorite episode/challenge possibly ever. Click through these photos to check out how each of the models personified MJ — needless to say, the guy who performs as Michael out in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater need not fear for his job.
This is Katie Halchishick, one of the founders of the blog Healthy Is The New Skinny. She was photographed for the November issue of O magazine covered in the dotted lines that would be made by a plastic surgeon prior to cosmetic surgery. She’s clutching a Barbie doll and the lines on her nude flesh — the first time O has featured a nude model — indicate what she would have to have cut away in order to have Barbie’s figure. Shot by famed photographer Matthew Rolston, the concept — that Barbie’s body does not at all reflect the measurements of real women — may not be especially “new,” but it’s certainly the most striking depiction that I’ve ever seen. The image is accompanied by a letter to “Every Woman” from novelist Amy Bloom, in which she writes, “You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” [Healthy Is The New Skinny]
I am home sick, my internet has been wonky all day, and I am out of Diet Coke, so I am wearing a FROWN. Fortunately, the bright shiny faces of the rest of The Frisky staff have perked me right up. Let’s see what they’re wearing today, shall we?
I have been kind of bored by Lucky ever since they got a new Editor-in-Chief, but the November issue actually left me satisfied. There seemed to be more affordable clothes and accessories than usual, I enjoyed the feature on layering, and, HELL YES, Solange Knowles was featured as the month’s “Lucky Girl.” Solange, of course, is Beyonce’s younger sister — or as Dlisted calls her, “Basement Baby” — but ever since our girl Annika introduced me to her awesomeness, I have considered her to be the most stylish Knowles. Case in point: in the Lucky photo, Solange has done her braids up like Janet Jackson in “Poetic Justice,” a movie I loved back in the day (it also stars Tupac!) and am now going to Netflix immediately. Solange, lookin’ good, girl. [Lucky: Tumblr]