“I love DSK [the former head of the IMF who was accused of sexually assaulting a New York City hotel maid]. I love his wife. They are great people and when they came back to Paris I sent them flowers. But you know, for people in politics, it’s very embarrassing. On the left they had hoped he wouldn’t come back, because I think other people want his job. And on the other side … but even in America, Clinton survived his blowjob.
Style: But there was not a lot of doubt that [Bill Clinton's affair] was consensual.
They all do it in the political world. They get horny from politics, from power. And he had unbelievable charms. He is really charming. He’s fun, he’s great. He’s a sweet guy—as long as you’re not a woman. That’s the problem.”
— Oh, Karl Lagerfeld. I know I’m supposed to revere you because you’re a kooky old genius, but sometimes you are just a bonehead. It is true that prosecutors decided to drop all criminal charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn because the hotel maid was found to be not credible after she was caught lying about some items on her immigration paperwork. But prosecutors never said DSK didn’t do it — they only said that the case was not worth pursuing because the hotel maid had the public perception of being a liar. Big difference. I don’t claim to know exactly what went on in that hotel room. But DSK is still being sued in a civil lawsuit by the hotel maid and for Lagerfeld to characterize that entire incident as “embarrassing,” and describe DSK as “sweet … as long as you are not a woman,” is gross. This boys-will-be-boys attitude is completely unacceptable, even for kooky geniuses. [Styleite.com] Keep reading »
Oh, look, yet another documentary about Sarah Palin. What a surprising topic. The latest Palin doc is titled “You Betcha” and was funded with $30K in crowd-sourced funding from Kickstarter, as well as private donations. It debuts at the Toronto Film Festival this weeknd and will open in New York City and Los Angeles on Sept. 30. What could this latest Palin tell us about the ex-Alaskan governor that we don’t already know from several years on non-stop media coverage, as well as her conservative-slanted bio-pic “The Undefeated“? That is something we’ll have to wait and see. Come on, people. I love documentaries more than the average person, but this insanity has got to stop. [The Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »
“I’ve had nights out with Amy and know exactly what used to go on. It’s so easy to get caught up in that madness. I’ve been strong enough to walk away. When Amy died, I got several texts from friends saying they were really glad I was still here, that I hadn’t died too.”
—Lily Allen remembers her friend and fellow British pop star Amy Winehouse. Lily has alluded to her past struggles with drugs and alcohol in other interviews, like when she recalled how she wouldn’t eat but would drink four glasses of wine before four o’clock in the afternoon. One the one hand, I’m grateful Lily is still here because it proves that substance abusers can overcome their demons. But on the other hand, I think it can come off as distasteful when someone dies and a person mentions how her friends are glad it wasn’t her. Maybe this is just a hot-button topic that it’s difficult to sound sensitive about, though. [The Sun UK] Keep reading »
Well. I do not like this Snooki/Jionni relationship one bit. Who dares call Snooki a “bitch” and say she’s embarrassing? Like that’s a bad thing? Of course she’s embarrassing! She’s Snooki. And I kinda love how the roommates all closed ranks to get her to realize that Jionni is a putz that doesn’t deserve her. It was a brief, fleeting moment showing that even if they’re actually good people deep inside. (Sometimes. A little bit.)
Find out more about Snooki’s relationship drama — and the infamous “meatball fight” — after the jump! Keep reading »