“Often people are curious about the fact that I am married to a man but call myself queer. It’s because I have had sex with more than one person, and I had unmarried sex quite a few times, and roughly half the people have been men and the other half have been women, and then there were a few people in between those genders who identified in differing ways, so it’s up to me to define myself, too, and so that would be queer. It’s the most fitting description, short and concise … I would like to call myself bisexual more frequently because there is much invisibility for the ‘B’s in the LGBT community. Gays and lesbians might assume that we are not homosexual enough, and straight people might assume that we are in porn. These are both true and false for me. I am both too homosexual and not homosexual enough, and I have appeared in porn films but not having any kind of sex. I am considering this as a possibility for later in my career. How fantastic to start making hardcore porn at the age of 80.”
—Margaret Cho writes on the Huffington Post all about her sexual identity and attraction to androgyny. I can already hear a call being made to Margaret’s agent, booking her for her first porno in the year 2049. [Huffington Post]
“I think films are kind of catching up in a way to where television has been for a long time. Television is still, in my opinion, the best place for female characters. I’m so down with TV right now. Everything I watch is on TV and I love everything on TV and I think most TV shows are better than movies—there, I said it.”
—Amy Poehler talks at the New Yorker Festival this weekend about how enthused she is about the female characters she’s seeing right now on television. Of course, she is in part talking about her character Leslie Knope on “Parks and Recreation,” who Amy says is her “favorite feminist on TV.” Amy explains that she actually is a lot like Leslie in real life, except that Leslie “loves to go camping, and I do not.” [ONTD]
It can’t be easy being the daughter of Martha Stewart. But in her new book, Whateverland: Learning to Live Here, 46-year-old Alexis Stewart says it was far worse them we imagined. “I grew up with a glue gun pointed at my head,” she said. “If I didn’t do something perfectly, I had to do it again … Martha was not interested in being kid friendly. She used to make me wrap my own presents. She would hand me things right before Christmas and say, ‘Now wrap these but don’t look inside.’ ” Some other revelations in the tome include that Martha liked to pee with the door open and that her mom refused to buy her a bra when she was a teen. Of course, Alexis also has nice things to say about her mom. But those aren’t nearly as fun to the press. [People]
With this book, Alexis has joined the infamous rank of celebrity family members who have written tell-alls about the more famous members of their bloodline. After the jump, many more.
Over the past few years, some very unappealing men have managed to land their own reality TV dating shows. Let’s just say that I have never had any desire to date Flavor Flav. Nor could I ever stand Bret Michaels’ catch phrase “What’s a goin’ on?” in real life. Sure, I do think Ray J is hot, but anyone who has a sex tape is probably just not for me. But now we have truly reached the bottom of barrel. After Tareq Salahi‘s wife left him for Journey guitarist Neal Schon, he has figured out a way to make lemonade out of lemons. Sources close to the “Real Housewives of D.C.” alum say that Tareq is pitching a dating show called “Seducing Salahi,” where 14 women will compete for his affections.
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Man, Kristen Stewart cleans up nice. Here she is on the cover of British GQ, proving that (a) retro style swimsuits do wonders and (b) that black is a perfectly beautiful color for a pedicure. Personally, I am loving this look. Keep reading »
“My heart was beating hard, because we only had one take. You can’t shave your head twice. It doesn’t work … Normally, you can always do it over again when you’re making movies. You get a take two. But we only got take one, and it worked.”
—Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks about one of the most pivotal scenes, in “50/50,” where he spontaneously shaves his head as Seth Rogen watches. Personally, I am so pumped to see this movie this weekend. It’s a comedy about two 20-something friends whose lives are turned upside down when one of them is diagnosed with cancer, and it’s based on the story of Seth’s real life best friend, Will Reiser. [MTV]