The crap has hit the fan for Jon and Kate Gosselin of TLC’s family lovefest, “Jon & Kate Plus 8.” Not only were they totally overshadowed by OctoMom, who popped eight out in one swoop, but now rumors are swirling that Kate has been getting down and dirty with the family bodyguard, Steve Neild. Meanwhile, Jon’s still under fire for his alleged affair with local school teacher Deanna Hummel. After the jump, a side-by-side comparison of all the players in this twisted web. Keep reading »
Kate on “Lost” is one of the most vile female characters on TV. She’s also proof that the general consensus is that men love the chase and are most attracted to women who are a challenge, drive them crazy, and will cause so much drama that she overshadows the smart, kind, and loyal woman standing next to her.
The producers have tried to make Kate interesting, by writing her first as an independent bad girl who’s evolved into a nurturing mother figure, but ultimately, she is a cliche. She’s a tease, who tempts both the Good Guy (Jack, the doctor) and the Bad Boy (Sawyer, the con artist) with her attention grabbing antics, bouncing between both like a ping pong ball who just can’t decide who she really loves. Yawn. She’s also a pain in the ass. She screws up plans, takes matters into her own hands when she really shouldn’t, and acts high and mighty. She is easily the most annoying female character on TV since Kimmie Gibbler and she’s also “Lost”‘s biggest flaw. You can quote me on that. [Note: There are spoilers about "Lost"'s season finale, after the jump.] Keep reading »
Even more baffling? She, apparently, is filming a new movie! Someone continues to hire her? [NYC, 5/14/09] Keep reading »
We were psyched to learn that L’Oreal hired “Slumdog Millionaire”‘s Freida Pinto as its latest spokesperson. This is the first shot from the upcoming ad campaign. She looks … lighter. L’Oreal, have you learned nothing from the Beyonce debacle? [via Daily Mail U.K.]
Update: L’Oreal sent us this statement:
“L’Oréal Paris is thrilled to have Freida Pinto as a new spokesperson. The photo that accompanied our announcement is an existing publicity photo of Freida provided to L’Oréal by her management as we have yet to begin our initial project with her (or commenced any photography to date.) We are looking forward to working with Freida on her first L’Oreal campaign, which will take place in the near future.”
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Oh, no! You know what that means? “Casual Encounters” is going to be even more of a minefield to navigate. [CNN] Keep reading »
If there’s one thing we’ve learned during the recession, it’s that sex still sells. Sex workers are pulling in the big bucks, the online porn business is booming, and the sex toy industry is thriving. The only person not reaping the rewards? Hugh Hefner. Playboy has hit a major slump, reporting a loss of $13.7 million this quarter as advertising dipped 26 percent. The magazine is considering raising their $5.99 cover price and reducing the frequency and circulation of the magazine. Interestingly, the magazine represents less than a quarter of the company’s total revenue, which has insiders speculating that Hefner will offset its losses and keep it afloat despite its decline. Regardless, major changes are in store. Last week, we told you that photographer Terry Richardson shot a recent cover, giving the magazine some much needed edge, and this week Heidi Montag Pratt confirmed she’ll be posing for the magazine, all in hopes of boosting newsstand sales. Keep reading »
When Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, it was a big deal. Now that we rocket astronauts through the ether all the time, it takes more than a launch for NASA to make headlines. Enter Mike Massimino—the Armstrong of the digital age. Massimino sent the first tweet from space yesterday at 4:30 p.m. Check it out after the jump.
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In “The Trouble With Jezebel” on Double X, Linda Hirshman takes Jezebel to task for what she considers to be a cavalier and snarky attitude on serious subjects like rape and STDs. Then, she asks, “What can Jezebel tell us about the state of young women’s lives?”
Can we please stop talking about Jezebel already? Is there’s really some big conclusion to make about “women’s lives”? The last time I checked, lots of women were blogging about their experiences and their opinions — Feministing, Nerve, Your Tango, Divine Caroline, Bust, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Heather Armstrong, Twanna Hines, and yes, this site. Keep reading »
Marilyn Manson goes out for sushi in Hollywood. Sushi and absinthe? Sushi and blood? Sushi and young impressionable starlets? [Los Angeles, 5/12/09] Keep reading »