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This Burlesque Performance Says “No More” To Negative Body Image

You're Gonna Hear Me Roar!

New York city performer Amanda Trusty is no stranger to the scrutiny the entertainment industry feels entitled to when it comes to women’s bodies. In a (semi-NSFW) burlesque performance at a benefit for Hawaii Island Gay Pride, Amanda refuses to take that criticism any longer. Set to Katy Perry’s “Roar,” she finds a way to let it all go as she literally peels off hurtful words like “cellulite,” “fat” and “suck it in” that have gotten in the way of the joy performing should bring. I have never felt more empowered (and misty-eyed) just by watching someone dance! Read more thoughts from this amazing lady on her blog. Keep being awesome, Amanda! [Huffington PostAmanda Trusty Says]

Adam Driver Refuses To Watch Himself On “Girls”

“With ‘Girls,’ after I saw the pilot, I was like, ‘There’s no way I can watch the rest of this series, especially if it continues to go on,’ because I feel like there’s an impulse to try to make it look better or neater or more perfect, and when I watch theater, television, movies, it’s always the imperfection I’m always more attracted to. And I feel like with the things I’m in that I have watched, I go into a spiral and obsess about all the mistakes I made. Even with the pilot — there are so many mistakes I wish I would have changed, but you know, you just can’t. I’ll drive myself crazy and the people around me crazy for months, just thinking about it.”

Here’s a surprise: Adam Driver doesn’t watch himself on “Girls.” I mean, hey, his character does do some pretty bizarre stuff and I don’t know that I’d want to watch myself act that out on camera either. Fortunately the rest of us can still watch “Girls” without wanting to obsess over every little thing. Set your DVR for the January 12 premiere!  [NYMag.com] [Photo: Splash News]

Ron Burgundy Singing About Rob Ford Is The Funniest Thing You’ll See Today

"Anchorman 2"!
Ron Burgundy announced "Anchorman 2" on "Conan." Read More »
Meet "The Knife Guys"!
Ryan Gosling and Will Ferrell's sharp QVC infomercial show. Read More »
Be My BF: Will Ferrell
Old school Will Ferrell is so adorable. Read More »
Stay Classy, Rob Ford.

Will Ferrell paid a visit to “Conan” last night in character as everyone’s favorite classy news anchor, Ron Burgundy.  Ron is a big fan of Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford — whose got more than enough pussy to eat at home — and couldn’t help but serenade us with an endorsement of Rob’s campaign. I am choking from the laughter. [Team Coco]

This Is The Loveliest (And Oldest) Missed Connection You’ll Ever Read

CL Casual Encounter
One writer's first casual encounter on Craigslist. Read More »
Harasser Told Off
This Craigslist Missed Connections post told off a street harasser. Read More »
My Missed Connections
Craigslist MC ads Winona will probably never get. Read More »
craigslist missed connections

The stories that live in Craigslist’s Missed Connections board are often the stuff of movies. A user at Reddit found one of its greatest gems this week: a post written by a man looking for the girl he spent Thanksgiving with in 1973. Pass the tissues please!

Read it, after the jump: Keep reading »

Even Kim And Kanye Eat At Wendy’s (Well, Kim Texts At Wendy’s)

I am overjoyed to see this Instagram photo of Kim and Kanye casually nomming on Wendy’s cuisine in Philadelphia last Friday (while Kim texts, of course).  You know it was Kanye’s idea, though. Kim was totally just humoring him by sitting in a fast food restaurant like a normal person. Do you think he bought her a Frosty? [Instagram]

Fraud Charges Are Being Handed Out To Teresa Giudice Like Candy

Giudices Charged
Teresa Giudice Joe Giudice criminal charges tax evasion
Teresa and Joe Giudice are facing a whopping 39 criminal charges. Read More »
Giudices Plead Not Guilty
Teresa & Joe Giudice Appear In Court, Plead Not Guilty To Fraud Charges
The Giudices appeared in court and plead not guilty. Read More »
Joe Caught Cheating?
Joe Giudice's "caught cheating" video could be good for Teresa's career. Read More »

Teresa Giudice, everyone’s favorite New Jersey housewife, was smacked with even more federal fraud charges this week along with her husband. The Feds indicted Teresa and her husband Joe Giudice on one count of bank fraud and one of loan application fraud. That second charge refers to a mortgage loan application on which the couple falsely stated that Teresa made $15,000 a month as a real estate agent. (In reality, she had no job at all.) The new charges come on top of July’s 39-count indictment for fraud, tax evasion, allegedly withholding financial information, and trying to illegally obtain mortgages and loans by inflating their incomes.  The Giudices plead not guilty in August, and apparently plan to do so for these new charges as well. A trial is scheduled for February 24 of next year.  The couple faces up to 50 years in prison. [ABC NewsTV Guide]

“It’s A Wonderful Life” Is Getting A Sequel

I’m pretty sure that just about everyone has seen the 1946 classic movie “It’s A Wonderful Life,” or at least dozed through it while strung out on eggnog at some relative’s house for the holidays. In 2015, this Christmas fixture will get a sequel. Keep reading »

This Couple Re-Enacting “Dirty Dancing” Will Restore Your Faith In Love And Maybe Humanity In General

Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner!

I am normally not much of a shmoopy wedding video type, but this couple’s reenactment of a famous scene from “Dirty Dancing” at their wedding has me freaking out. Slayed, I tell you. Near tears! This couple is impressive. Somewhere out there, our dear departed Patrick Swayze is shedding a happy tear for Terra and Drake. Enjoy! [People]

Study: No, That Art Degree Does NOT Mean You’ll Be Poor Forever

With the economy in such a dismal state, mocking people with art degrees has practically become a national pastime. After all, it gives everyone else a way to feel smug as they melt into financial ruin at the ripe age of 23. “Sure, things are shitty,” they muse. “It’s true that I have to move back in with my parents and I hate my job at Best Buy, but at least I majored in finance and didn’t waste $80,000 on art school tuition.” (Pats back.)

Think again, bro. Your superiority is a built on a lie. A new study is making that very clear with results that show art degree holders actually do have jobs, and good ones at that. That’s right, the very basis of all the validation you’ve ever had in doing what you’re “supposed” to do is kind of just wrong. Just as the cliches go, it turns out that doing what you love in life really does allow you to thrive. Keep reading »

Someone Is The Lucky New Owner Of The Pink Star Diamond (And It’s Not Us)

Someone Is The Lucky New Owner Of The Pink Star Diamond (And It's Not Us)

I’ll never forget when Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck got engaged — that gorgeous ring slayed me. When their relationship came to an end, I mourned it, if only for the fact that she wouldn’t be wearing that beautiful 6.1-carat pink diamond anymore. I vowed that one day, when I was a grown-up, I too would have a gigantic pink diamond. It couldn’t just be any giant rock, it had to be pink. I’m still getting around to that one, but for now let’s all live vicariously through the anonymous buyer who purchased the Pink Star diamond this week. Keep reading »

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