“Speaking in tongues is as normal to me as ‘Pass the salt.’ It’s a secret, direct prayer language to God. A lot of religions use meditation or chanting. My dad speaks in tongues and my mom interprets it. That’s their gift … I wasn’t ever able to say I was ‘lucky’ because my mother would rather us say that we were blessed, and she also didn’t like that ‘lucky’ sounded like ‘Lucifer.’ Deviled eggs were called ‘angeled’ eggs. I wasn’t allowed to eat Lucky Charms, but I think that was the sugar. I think my mom lied to me about that one.”
—Katy Perry opens up about her, err, interesting childhood with “freelance minister” parents in Rolling Stone. Wow. Just wow. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »
When “Dazed and Confused” came out in 1993, my sophomore year of high school, my friends and I saw it at the dollar movie theater no less than 16 times. We memorized lines like, “Check ya later,” “Fry like bacon you little freshman piggies!” and started calling each other “male dominant monkey-ass mothers.” We took trips to the Salvation Army to scavenge for Levi’s cutoffs like Darla’s (Parker Posey), fringed vests like Michelle’s (Milla Jovovich), or bell bottoms like Jodi’s (Michelle Burke). We scoped out dudes to crush on like Mitch (Wiley Wiggins) or Pickford (Shawn Andrews). The movie struck a nerve with us — we were caught in the jaded whirlwind of ’90s grunge, à la Nirvana. The kids of Lee High elicited a magical nostalgia of what it must have been like to be a teen in the ’70s, when times were simpler and we could have made bongs in shop class and gone to KISS concerts. I thought my love for the film may have been a “high school thing,” but when I caught it on TV this past weekend, it was just as magical as ever. In fact, it was even better. So where are they now, the cool kids of Lee High? What did they grow up to be? Find out after the jump.
Maybe it was because last night’s episode of “Mad Men” was a little slow—my brain couldn’t process that it was Christmas time—but I found myself actually paying attention to the commercials. Yes, commercials are always annoying, but last night’s were particularly so. I couldn’t help but be especially irked by the blatant sexism in the Clorox and Dove ads. Before you roll your eyes, let me explain what I mean. Keep reading »
It’s hard to pose for a family photo after a barracuda tries to eat off your arm. Luckily, Koral Wira will recover from her fishing trip gone awry. She should totally mount that sucker on her wall. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
arrives at premiere of Oxygen’s New Docu-Series “The World According To Paris” at Tropicana Bar at The Hollywood Roosevelt on May 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
“Jersey Shore” is back bitches! Here’s the Cliff’s Notes: People are road trippin’ to Miami, Angelina is trying to show her slutty side, Sammi and Ronnie are “single” but continue to fight,The Situation and Pauly D are still egomaniacs, J-WoWW looks like a porn star, Vinny is holding out for quality chicks to bang, and naturally Obama implemented the tanning tax just to spite them all. But can we talk about how I fell in love with Snooki all over again? Like when she said that “eating fried pickles was a life-changing experience.” I couldn’t agree more. Frickles (fried + pickles) just so happens to be my favorite food. BuzzFeed pulled together some of the best moments from last night’s premiere, and all of mine involved Snooki, the little show-stopper. More of my favorite Snooki quotes after the jump. Keep reading »
Today, July 30, will forever be known as D-Day in “American Idol” land. I’m reeling, trying to make sense of what the heck happened in the last 24 hours that has very likely demolished my favorite guilty pleasure competition show. Can things ever be the same again? I fear not. After the jump, the demise of “Idol” as we know it, play by bloody play. Keep reading »