“I’m not a real social-media person. I’m not on Twitter … I try not to read too much online because I always get my feelings hurt, even if someone’s flattering you. Like somebody tweeting, ‘Call me crazy, but I think Amy Poehler’s attractive.’ And you’re like, ‘OK? Thank you?’ Or like someone writing, ‘I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that I’d have sex with Amy Poehler.’…The amount of Instagram selfies seems crazy out-of-control…The idea of, ‘This is my face and everyone needs to see it all the time,’ is so far from the privacy that people used to seek. Now everyone acts the way ’80s performance artists used to act. Everybody’s Karen Finley. Everybody’s like, ‘This is my vagina! I’m gonna put shit all over me and take pictures!’…When I was a kid, you’d go to a party or a punk rock show and you’d have fun, and you’d bring a camera, and you’d take pictures, and those pictures would stay inside the camera…Pictures were an addition to the experience. Now the picture is the experience. If I’m hanging out with a friend, and they take a picture of me, it’s like ‘Ugh.’ I mean, I hate looking at pictures of myself. It immediately takes me out of the experience.”
–Amy Poehler explains her social media aversion in Paper magazine. God, I can relate. And I’m not famous. Mean internet comments have made me cry and I almost never tweet because I’m too long-winded for 140 characters. It’s good to know I’m not the only one. As far as the selfies, I understand her stance, but often enjoy looking at others’ selfies out of sheer fascination, horror or even admiration. But she’s right in the sense that performance artist Karen Finley is best enjoyed live. For those of you who’ve never seen her, she’s famous for shoving a yam up her ass on stage and covering her naked body in stuff like honey and feathers. It’s quite captivating. [Paper Magazine]
As we ponder whether Lindsay Lohan ordered a hit on Barron Hilton, you may be asking yourself, Hmm, what are the other Lohan children up to? The fruitful womb of Dina Lohan spawned many other children, though none are quite as famous. Last time we saw Aliana Lohan, she was breaking into the modeling biz and maybe-getting plastic surgery. Turns out, she’s got a set of pipes on her, too. Here’s a bashful yet endearingly charming Ali singing a part from Christina Aguilera’s song “Beautiful.” She’s OK, no? [YouTube.com/AlianaLohan]
Christmas has come early! Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag are BACK, but a seemingly more humbled version of their once-egomaniacal selves. Last night, E! aired the special, “Heidi & Spencer: After Shock” (trailer above), which tells the Speidi story in the couple’s own words, including where they’ve been since they fell off the radar a couple years ago. In short, the producers of “The Hills,” which made the couple famous, convinced them to act like total dickweeds, then the fame went to their heads, they spent all of their money, tried everything to get it back, and have now realized none of it was worth it. Away from the limelight, they have realized what’s important — and that is setting the record straight by doing a special on E! and trying to improve their public image so Spencer will give Heidi a baby. Keep reading »
Tila Tequila first became famous in the mid 2000s for being the most popular girl on MySpace. She was on the cover of Maxim and starred in her own bisexual dating reality show on MTV, “A Shot at Love,” in which men and women vied for her heart. She was engaged to Casey Johnson at the time of the heiress’s death in 2010 and seemingly spiraled into drug addiction and mental health issues, even attempting suicide in 2012, eventually dabbling in rehab. In 2012, she apparently converted to Judaism. So where is Tila now? Oh, she’s posting pro-Hitler rants on her Facebook page and blog and has rebranded herself “Hitila” (you know, Hitler + Tila) as well as the goddess “Tilisis.” Yesterday, she posted the above photo to her Facebook page (it has since been removed), which pictures the glamour model wearing a red swastika armband and a SS uniform cap, standing in front of Auschwitz. Yeah. Keep reading »
You are very kind! The response is primarily very positive. I just want to show that you can be a blustery hairy “alpha” male and a feminist at the same time. Plus, I love affirmative action. Misogyny will almost definitely outlast homophobia and racism on this planet and it’s because of systems that were put in place forever ago and assiduously maintained and strengthened over the years. So we’ve got to tear those down. And when I say “we,” that includes men. And guess what? MY LOT, as a straight white man, IMPROVES when women’s lot improves. A rising tide raises all ships > there are more women then men on the planet > if we improve women’s lot, the world is BETTER FOR EVERYONE. HOW DO PEOPLE NOT REALIZE THIS? It infuriates me, then I turn that fury into jokes, essays, basic human kindness and hard work to try and make the world a better place for everyone. WOE unto the man who doesn’t actively try to make the world better for women. Regardless of one’s spiritual beliefs, his soul will be torn apart by neon griffins in hell.
Comedian Rob Delaney‘s response to a Reddit AMA question about his fans’ response to his outspoken feminist opinions. Well said, Delaney. And just one more reason to read his awesome book! [Reddit]
Y’all know I have a special place in my heart for the Jolie-Pitt kids. Angelina Jolie escorted 67 percent of her brood — Zahara, Shiloh and twins Vivienne and Knox — out and about in Sydney, Australia. Shi and Zahara shared big sis duties, taking turns holding Knox’s hand. Click on for more pics (because I can never just download one).
Confession: I am constantly getting Olivia Munn confused with both Olivia Wilde (same name) and Aubrey Plaza (similar face). She’s certainly not the first celeb I’ve had trouble keeping track of for whatever reason, but after some extensive Googling and looking through a ton of photos of her amazing street style outfits, I might finally have carved out a specific spot in my brain for Ms. Munn. Click through to check out some examples of her memorable fashion sense in action!