“Did you really go up to John Edwards and say, ‘You’re hot?’” This is how Chris Cuomo starts his “20/20″ interview with Rielle Hunter, airing Friday at 10 p.m. on ABC. But I already know her answer. According to an excerpt of her new memoir What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me(she shared a few passages from the book in this week’s issue of People), that’s exactly what she said. The “20/20″ preview ends with Rielle, a mischievous glint in her eye, saying, “You do crazy things when you’re in love.” Not all of us do, Rielle. Not all of us do. [Insert snide remark here about posing in GQ with stuffed animals]. Keep reading »
Kate Upton’s back! And this time she’s on a GQ cover. And, shocker, she’s wearing a bikini and sucking on a Firecracker. Original? Not really. Refreshing on a 100-degree day? Yes. But it was even more refreshing for the people hanging out on the Santa Monica Pier during Kate’s photo shoot. “For the GQ shoot, we were on that ride where the seat spins while the actual ride is spinning … And all of a sudden the whole entire top falls off! I’m holding myself, laughing, turning bright red, but a lot of people are watching, so they kicked us out of the Santa Monica Pier—it was so embarrassing,” Upton confessed. See? She has work issues just like the rest of us. “It’s like any job,” she said. “You find your strengths and play them up.” Well, that is something she does extremely well. Let’s cool off, shall we? Here are some other famous ladies sucking on popsicles. [GQ]
Confession: Last night, I read the New York magazine piece, “I Just Want to Feel Everything’: Hiding Out With Fiona Apple Musical Hermit,” not once, but three times. I think it was one of the best music interviews I’ve read in a long time. I’ve always been a Fiona Apple fan. Tidal came out my first year of college and I think I listened to the CD (we still had CDs back then) until it cracked. “The Child Is Gone,” my favorite track on the album, inspired me to turn some of my poems into songs. Back then, I thought I was going to be a performer. And actually, my voice is similar to Fiona’s, we have that brassy alto thing going on. Though I went down a different path, I’ve followed Fiona’s career, owned all of her albums, and came to think of her as the woman living my phantom dream existence. I can’t help but be inspired by the way she hermits herself for years and reemerges with a brilliant new album with an octopus on her head. She can continue to rant about stuff, smoke hash out of a champagne flute and cloister herself off from the world all she wants. And I will watch admiringly from afar, living vicariously through the abandon with which she flings herself into her work. Below, some of my favorite quotes from the interview. Keep reading »
Dear Jason Slater,
May I start off by saying that one of the most attractive qualities a potential boyfriend can have is a sense of playfulness. And you, my friend, have that. I see absolutely nothing wrong with the fact that you are 28 years old and live in a pillow fort in your mom’s closet. Pillow forts are the most fun. And while I haven’t built one since I was nine, maybe 10, I am totally open to the idea of getting back into that. I think the authorities were wrong to arrest you for calling 9-1-1, saying you were the president of the United States and demand to speak to Tim Tebow. You don’t really think you’re the president or want to speak to Tim Tebow. I get what you were trying to do, Jason. You were making a prank call — one of my favorite things to do too! Well, it was when I was in middle school. Remind me to tell you about the time I crank called QVC and actually got on the air. It was such a rush! Anyhow, even though it’s not the best idea to prank call 9-1-1, I like your style. I can tell you are a true kid at heart. Wanna get together and build pillow forts and make prank calls? I think that would be radical. Check yes, no or maybe.
Peace Out Dude,
[943 The Point]
Dear guys and gals. Sometimes we get so focused on the night of our date that we forget about the morning after. Don’t do that. Yes, it’s still important to make sure that your date goes well enough to hit a home run, but don’t start celebrating until you’ve successfully crossed home base … waking up next to that person in broad daylight. I think of this moment as the true test of how well the date went. The worst, very worst, thing to feel in that moment is that you’ve made a grave mistake. That the charming, kind and sexy man who wooed and wowed the previous evening no longer exists. In his place is this naked, grunting cretin who makes you feel nothing more than the urge to wash your sheets. After the jump, a few things to keep in mind the morning after. That is, if you hope for a repeat performance. Keep reading »