When Emma Tamburlini was 11 years old, her father, the late Pop artist Larry Rivers, began videotaping her and her sister every six months, naked or topless, and talking about their budding breasts. He edited the footage into a 45-minute film about his daughters called “Growing.” Rivers planned to show “Growing” as part of an exhibition, but his wife, Clarice, who appears in the film with his other teenage daughter, Gwynne, stopped him. At 16 years old, Emma became anorexic. “It wrecked a lot of my life actually,” she says of her father’s filming.
Today, Emma Tamburlini is 43 years old and attempting to stop New York University from including “Growing” in an archive of her father’s artwork. NYU purchased all of Larry Rivers’ work from the Larry Rivers Foundation, which has refused in the past to destroy the tapes at Emma’s request. After buying the archive from the Larry Rivers Foundation for an undisclosed price, NYU has only pledged to keep “Growing” private throughout the daughters’ lifetimes but is still discussing how the matter should be handled. Emma Tamburlini and her mother believe the films should be returned to the family. Keep reading »
“I just consider myself a person in this world who wants to stand up for everyone who can’t stand up for themselves. I care just as much about the guys as I do about the girls. I want geeks to feel empowered to stand with people who are more socially accepted. And I want girls to feel that they can be pretty and funny and edgy and not apologize for it.”
— Olivia Munn, newest correspondent of “The Daily Show,” won’t label herself a feminist. But isn’t what she stands for — empowering girls to be pretty and funny and edgy and not apologize for it — the exact definition of feminism? Maybe she just doesn’t use the label because feminists have been kinda critical of her (for good reason!). But I still think it’s a cop-out not to just claim the label, like when people say, “Oh, I’m for human rights!” Yeah, we’re all for human rights. And empowering geeks, of course. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
If you want to look at saggy old dudes with blush smeared on their faces singing about constipation in a parody of Katy Perry’s “California Gurls,” then by all means, watch this disturbing video.
I recommend you watch this adorable video of baby pandas instead. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Why do men cheat? Turns out it’s not because he’s a “crazed sex poodle.” The authors of Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality say that a wily little hormone called testosterone is the culprit. Keep reading »
Satisfied with the devil’s handiwork he accomplished with poor Miley, Perez Hilton has moved on to his next victim: Ke$ha. Perez just posted a nude photo of Ke$ha allegedly covered in, shall we say, ambrosia of man. I took out my spectacles and I don’t see a single thing on her: She just looks like her usual self, lying back and looking crunked. (We can’t/won’t link to the photo since, duh, we hate him. Also, we are using that blue-haired photo of him in perpetuity.)
Leave it to Perez and his super-sperm-eyes that can sense DNA on nubile young pop stars. (P.S. Thanks, John DeVore, for the dirty euphemisms!) Keep reading »
“I used to cut myself or jump out of airplanes, trying to find something new to push up against because sometimes everything else felt too easy. I was searching for something deeper, something more. I tried everything. I always felt caged, closed in, like I was punching at things that weren’t there. I always had too much energy for the room I was in. … I went through a period when I felt my film characters were having more fun than I was. It might partly explain why I ended up tattooed or doing certain extreme things in my life. [points to a tattoo on her arm] The wild heart caged. I unlocked my cage years ago. I want my children to have that freedom. I want that for other people, too.”
— Angelina Jolie proves even the world’s (disputably) most beautiful woman has identity crises like the rest of us. I mean, minus the jumping out of airplanes. [Parade] Keep reading »
Sorry to remind you that Miley Cyrus dated a male model and you didn’t, but Justin Gaston (right), a former paramour of young Miley, is sharing the goods with us in a nakey-time PETA campaign. The rest of the eye candy? “If I Can Dream” web-series co-stars Giglianne Braga and Ben Elliot. Thanks, PETA! Keep reading »
“If you think I’m going to sit here and pass judgment on Miley, you’re wrong. I think she’s beautiful. I love her. She’s trying to grow up, you know, I remember when I was horny and young. … She’s got the legs that go forever. It’ll take people a while to get over her being Hannah Montana. The girl’s talented. The girl’s beautiful and, you know, it’s shocking just like [she’s] your own daughter. Everybody looks at her like [she’s] your own kid… I’m not passing judgment. So, we can just leave that at that.”
— Dolly Parton, the voice of reason in the moral panic over Miley Cyrus‘ sexuality, on “Access Hollywood.” [Bumpshack] Keep reading »
is so freaking hot I’d watch him do just about everything. Yes, even karaoke. Jude starts singing the Chuck Berry classic “Johnny B Goode” about 44 seconds in — a little tone deaf, but in a hot way. [YouTube
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