“We let Willow cut her hair. When you have a little girl, it’s like how can you teach her that you’re in control of her body? If I teach her that I’m in charge of whether or not she can touch her hair, she’s going to replace me with some other man when she goes out in the world. She can’t cut my hair but that’s her hair. She has got to have command of her body. So when she goes out into the world, she’s going out with a command that it is hers. She is used to making those decisions herself. We try to keep giving them those decisions until they can hold the full weight of their lives.”
– I’m usually sort of ‘meh’ on Will Smith and the whole Smith family, but I am really impressed by this particular quote from him on letting daughter Willow cut her hair. There’s really something to be said for instilling a sense of body sovereignty and ownership when we’re young. I think it’s wonderful that Smith and his wife Jada have seen the importance in teaching this to their children, particularly their daughter, in ways that are appropriate and understandable for her age. I imagine this will only have a very positive effect on her as she becomes a woman and is up against the various ways in which people and society try to claim her body as their own. [Necole Bitchie.com]
Ugh, my Fantasy Dream Boyfriend Joseph Gordon-Levitt is looking like a total tool these days. That’s because, I guess, he’s filming a new movie called “Don Jon’s Addiction.” In it, he plays a dude addicted to porn who falls in love with Scarlett Johannson so it makes sense that he’s overly tanned and bulked up, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino-style. As such, we’re probably going to skip it and watch “Brick” again.
The hose is phallic. The grip is tight. The muscles are bulging. The fluid is flammable. What’s NOT sexy about a hot guy pumping gas?
If you’re a celebrity, it’s not unusual to request a long list of luxurious items to make you feel right at home in your dressing room. No request is too big or too small (or too ridiculous) to be accommodated. That, and death may come upon the head of the person who says no. Here’s what Britney Spears is allegedly requesting for her new gig as an “X Factor” judge: 12 Snickers bars, six cases of Diet Coke, which must be replenished every week, 10 bags of Doritos a day, 12 vases of magnolia blossoms in her dressing room, 10 pieces of chicken and four pints of potato salad every week. Wait, what about the Cheetos? She needs Cheetos! Sounds like Brit will be having a down-home BBQ back there every night. Click through to see some more outrageous celebrity demands that you won’t believe. Who do these people think they are? [WOW]