Artist Rodolfo Loaiza’s new show, “Disasterland,” features colorful paintings that throw out traditional Disney narratives and re-imagine them in ways that more accurately reflect the world we live in. For example, “heterosexual happy endings have been discarded; outdated,” and some popular heroes, princesses, and villains have been recast as same-sex lovers. Hercules and Aladdin make a gorgeous couple, don’t you think? Click on the gallery to see a few more, including Belle, Jasmine, and Ursula! [Bust]
Ryan Gosling is back in New York! No wonder it’s so hot out. If anyone needs me, I’ll just be doing laps around the East Village.
Let’s face it: It’s a whole lot easier to get leopard print wrong than it is to get it right. We’re surrounded (surrounded!) by people who are getting it all wrong — leopard that’s too tight, too trashy or just plain uggos. So that’s why I’ve searched high and low to find several leopard printed pieces that are actually pretty cool. The rule is, when you’re wearing a pattern that’s as bold as leopard, try pairing it with more demure accessories, and balance out the wild print with a classic shape. And with those words of wisdom, it’s off to the leopard looks …
There’s something different about Olympic diver — representing Team Mexico — Ivan Garcia: he has not waxed his body hair, something most competitive athletes (in diving, swimming and gymnastics in particular) do because hair causes drag and can slow down your time. He’s already won a silver medal at the London Olympics, so his body hair doesn’t seem to be impeding his ability to compete at the top of his game. Another part of his body that Ivan hasn’t touched? That unibrow, which garners him a much coveted spot in our Unibrow Hall of Fame. Congrats, Ivan! [Buzzfeed]
I’ve always been shocked by the statistic that 93 percent of American women take their husband’s last name. But there’s one group that’s overly represented in the seven percent who don’t—celebrities. It makes sense because, once you get to the point where you’re famous, your name is a brand. It’s the way people have, and most likely will continue to, see you. Changing it is just confusing. After all, what would we make of Reese Toth? Or Drew Kopelman?
That’s why it comes as sort of surprise that Lily Allen, who has released two albums that went Gold in the U.S. and triple platinum in the UK, has not only legally changed her name following her marriage to Sam Cooper, but professionally as well. Should she ever release a third record (please, Lily, won’t you?), it’ll be under the name Lily Rose Cooper. When your name is integral to your brand as an entertainer, a move like this mid-career seems risky to me. I mean, I really don’t think I’ll be changing my professional name to Amelia Gosling, you know? [Rolling Stone]
Anyway, keep clicking for other stars who changed their names post-marriage.
This two-week-old baby gorilla is chillin’ after a long afternoon spent playing with his momma. He was born at the Chessington World of Adventures Resort in London. Cuddling a baby gorilla is officially on my bucket list.