Lou Reed said it himself: “My life is music.” The legendary Velvet Underground frontman, who passed away October 27 at the age of 71, wasn’t exactly known for his bedside manner, but that lovable curmudgeon sure did know a thing or two about sound. Lou gave what would be his final interview on September 21 as part of a photo shoot for French wireless company Parrot, for whom he had recently assisted with the optimization of their Parrot Zik headphones. “You do what you love, or you get arrested,” he deadpans at first, but when the topic shifts to music, his tone turns characteristically, well, lyrical. What a beautiful human being. [Rolling Stone]
Look, this might sound terrible, but I’ve got to say it: this time-lapse video of a homeless U.S. Army veteran’s voluntary aesthetic transformation makes the case for vanity if there ever was one. Jim Wolf has struggled with alcoholism since leaving the service and has found himself, like many others like him, without a home. This is where Dégagé Ministries of Grand Rapids, MI comes in. The church-funded non-profit shelter for the homeless and disadvantaged collaborated with Design 1 Salon & Spa and Rob Bliss Creative to clean Jim up real nice and show people — and most of all, Jim — that beneath the scruff and the patina of rough living, he is still a respectable man deserving of a better life. With a shave, a haircut (and color!), and a sharp new suit, Jim liked what he saw when he looked in the mirror. And you know what he did? Post-makeover, he started attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for the first time ever, and he’s now scheduled to move in to his own housing. Looking good isn’t always enough to make you feel good, but sometimes, when you’re at your lowest point, it can be the first step to lifting your spirits and reminding you of your own worth. [Buzzfeed]
The kombined Kardashian-Jenner klan is famous (“famous”) for lots of things (or, rather, one thing that has splintered off into lots of things): multiple revealing reality television shows, media ubiquity, 72-day marriages, explicit discussion and occasional tasting of bodily fluids, giving birth on camera … you get it. Not one of these things even begins to imply that they are known for any intellectual capacity or emotional sensitivity. Sure, they’re “smart,” in the same way someone like Miley Cyrus is smart — they know how to keep their names in the headlines. (Or their mother does, at least.)
So that’s why it’s depressing, but not at all surprising, that Kylie Jenner went ahead and stirred up some controversy of her own on the Twitters yesterday, posting an old photo of herself with a past hair color with the caption, “I miss my black hair I’m so bipolar :( .” :(, indeed, because girl, YOU ARE NOT BIPOLAR. I can’t even begin to describe the idiocy of this type of misuse of a word — changing your mind about something does not, I repeat, does not a bipolar person make. But hey, on the bright(er) side, at least she acknowledges that bipolar disorder exists, unlike her boyfriend Jaden Smith‘s family. Ain’t nothing Xenu can’t cure! (And no, they still have yet to pinpoint a medical term to describe whatever is amiss with Kris Jenner.) [Gossip Cop]
Don’t laugh, but “Beetlejuice” is one of my favorite movies of all time. It’s got everything, and by everything I mean humor, horror, and Alec Baldwin. The film is fundamentally perfect … so naturally, more than two decades later, Hollywood is all like, “time for a sequel!” Michael Keaton, who starred as the titular character in the 1988 original, divulged to TMZ that “they” do indeed have plans to revisit the movie. However. (Fellow “Beetlejuice” fanatics, brace yourselves.) Keaton touched on the fact that Katy Perry is reportedly a fan by affirming that he would be more than open to co-starring with her in a sequel. “I’d do anything with Katy Perry. I love Katy Perry,” Keaton responded. KATY PERRY? IN “BEETLEJUICE”? This, my friends, is where childhood memories — and foolish dreams of successful sequels — go to die. Lydia Deetz forever!!!! [Complex]
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Kittens: they grow up so fast! It seems like just yesterday that mine was but a fluffy palm-sized gremlin. (Now he’s a fat-faced, 15-pound young gentleman and a formidable paw-wrestling opponent. That boy is HUSKY.) Himajin Sokuhuo of Japan, who owns a to-die-for tabby, documented his kitten’s growth in a series of 12 photos — the first weigh-in comes in at 70 grams, and the last at 954. But who really cares how much this kitten weighs when it is SO FREAKING CUTE? Check out the full series at RocketNews24!