Did you hear that? That noise? That’s the sound of racist Hunger Games fans losing their racist minds over the rumor that actor Jesse Williams (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is being considered for the role of Finnick Odair, one of the most popular characters in the second and third books in the Suzanne Collins’ trilogy. (And I was just getting used to the quiet following the Rue and Thresh ridiculous racist hullabaloo…) Williams, you see, is half-black. “Um, Finnick is supposed to be Caucasian,” wrote more than a few disgruntled fans of the series on various message boards online. A man of color can’t possibly play the dashing Finnick!
Hell. Yes. He. Can. Keep reading »
Oh look at this: It’s Anna Wintour, impeccably turned out at the opening of Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations, a new exhibition featuring work from both inimitable designers on now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. How does Ms. Wintour do it?
Long before the stars attended events like the Oscars and Grammy Awards, the biggest thing on their calendar was prom night!
Britney Spears, Ryan Seacrest, Fergie, George Clooney, Halle Berry and more … see what they looked like at their own high school dances and find out which of them were crowned Prom King or Queen! Read more …
On an episode of the upcoming TV show “Comedy Bang! Bang!”, Jon Hamm — “Mad Men”‘s Don Draper and America’s Dream Man — tries his hand at freestyle rapping alongside the show’s Reggie Watts. His choice of topic? The movie “Taxi.” At first, Julie was concerned that Hamm was being “Franco-ized” — i.e. insisting on trying to be amazing at everything – but Hamm’s skills are pretty terrible, so it’s adorable instead. His New York accent is impressive though! [via Crushable]
Is Queen Latifah finally coming out of the closet? The longtime rumored lesbian — who has never publicly identified as gay or straight, but has been legally testy when it comes to the former — is set to headline Los Angeles’ Gay & Lesbian Pride Festival on May 19. The press release underscores Queen’s membership in the community. Via Vibe:
From hip to R&B, pop to standards, Queen Latifah is the voice of our generation, and her concert here will be phenomenal, for her to make her worldwide Pride debut here in Long Beach is a tremendous testament to the popularity of our celebration and to the strength of our community.
It’s not quite an all-caps announcement on the cover of People, but maybe Latifah is saving that pronouncement for on stage. While I totally commend Latifah for her participation in the event and will be stoked if she officiallyofficially comes out as a proud gay woman, I suspect I’ll be one of many uttering a loud “duh.”
If this happens, Queen Latifah would join a long line of celebrities who came out of the closet to the shock of no one except maybe their most deeply in denial fans. Click through this slideshow of famous gays and lesbians whose coming out was met with a collective yawn.