Beyoncé in blackface? I never thought those three words would be in the same sentence. But yes, Ms. Bootylicious has darkened her light skin and thrown a scarf over her head for a L’Officiel Paris campaign. Is Beyoncé trying to make a statement that dark black skin is beautiful? Is Beyoncé trying to make a statement that wearing a headscarf is beautiful? Is Beyoncé simply trying to be “provocative,” whatever that means? Who knows. Personally, I always wonder why ad campaigns or photo shoots that go the blackface route don’t just hire darker-skinned black models (instead of, say, Caucasian model Lara Stone). It’s all well and good to say “black is beautiful,” but if you’re not actually putting money in dark-skinned black models’ pockets, what’s the point? I am, however, just a white girl from Connecticut, so I’d be curious what Frisky readers think of Beyoncé in blackface. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Chris Brown is hosting “Saturday Night Live” tomorrow night and no one cares.
I would have thought that, even after two years have passed since he beat the crap out of his then-girlfriend Rihanna, people would question “SNL”‘s decision. I would think there’d be more of a public uproar. I would have thought people would make a stink. But all I’ve found online was one piece on Clutch Magazine, an online mag for young black women, and a tiny blog post on The New York Observer‘s web site. Nothing from Feministing. Nothing from Jezebel (though they ragged on him for performing at a boxing match last spring). The Young, Black And Fabulous blog even said they were happy Chris Brown was performing on “SNL.”
Even a few friends I asked didn’t care. “Dude has a right to go on with his career,” one friend said. “A lot of performers have done f**ed up stuff in their personal lives. If they’re good, they’re good,” another said.
Really, I’m surprised. Keep reading »
Welcome to this week’s installment of “Charlie Sheen Is STILL A F**ked Up Douchebag!” Early yesterday morning, the “Two and a Half Men” star was rushed to the hospital complaining of stomach pain, which TMZ says is the result of a hiatal hernia. Now, before you start thinking this is just a simple story, may I remind you that this is Charlie Sheen we’re talking about so of course, hernia or not, there’s gotta be hookers and blow involved. Well, not hookers this time, but porn stars. Sheen was apparently on a 36-hour bender that involved a briefcase full of cocaine being delivered to his house and three hours spent regaling one of his porn star guests with his — I’m sure highbrow — critique of the XXX films playing on his TV. Apparently, she was impressed by his vast knowledge of the genre. Keep reading »
Kelly Osbourne‘s ex-fiance, Luke Worrall, cheated on her with model Elle Schneider — a transgender woman who was born Reynaldo Gonzalez and is awaiting gender reassignment surgery, Us Weekly has learned. Elle dished all the deets to the gossip rag about how skeezy Luke Worrall approached her in a club, the pair hooked up in hotel rooms, and Kelly Osbourne eventually reached out to her over Facebook. That’s one messy split. Keep reading »
More Nazi photos have surfaced depicting Jesse James, ex-husband of Sandra Bullock and new fiance of “L.A. Ink” star Kat Von D, in compromising positions.
The latest pics show Jesse grinning inside a convertible as he sits next to a friend who is wearing a German Nazi hat and giving the “sieg heil”/”heil Hitler” salute. The other pic — although it’s unclear how it relates to Jesse James — shows a children’s book character, Flat Stanley, dressed as Adolf Hitler with a tiny moustache and swastika armband. Gross. (You can see an older pic of Jesse James doing the “seig heil” salute himself here.) Keep reading »