“You look at fashion magazines and you think, ‘What are we living in?’ You look at the red carpet, Paris Hilton, you know, these people and you think, ‘Is there anything going on up there?’ It’s a mass enslavement and it’s kind of fascism. And it’s the androgyny of it; the androgyny of the human soul. I don’t think people think any more. But maybe I’m just old.”
– Anthony Hopkins discusses the hyper-celebrity age we’re living in. [Starpulse]
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US Weekly reports that Brazil’s Secretariat for Women’s Affairs is calling for a sexy beer commercial starring Paris Hilton to be pulled. The commercial advertising Devassa beer — which means “debauched” or “lewd” in Portuguese — features the skimpily-clad Hilton rubbing a can of beer sensually over her body while standing before a window of tongue-wagging onlookers. (Perhaps too much Devassa would explain what the hell Paris was doing when she was photographed on all fours recently?) “It’s an ad that devalues women — in particular, blond women,” the spokeswoman for the Secretariat claimed.
But what Brazil clearly does not understand is that here in America we have a rich cultural history of using women’s bodies and the promise of sex to advertise alcoholic beverages. Ugh. Get some frickin’ cultural sensitivity, Brazil. [US Weekly] Keep reading »
Russia’s Oops! magazine Photoshopped the hell out of Taylor Swift‘s face for its cover. Now, she looks like one of those super-pretty-it-hurts transsexuals, who had enough dough for good, Barbie-style cosmetic surgery. [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
“The glance she gave me is one I’d give to an expired carton of milk.”
– Former model Paulina Porizkova on “running into” Vogue‘s Anna Wintour Keep reading »
Ferg’s Black Eyed Peas’ bandmate, Taboo, looks like he’s about to do something, well, taboo with that finger. [New York City, 2/24/10] Keep reading »
“Victoria Beckham is so nasty. Why doesn’t she just go home?! Her dresses are beautiful, but I don’t care what she does. She’s mean to all the people around her. She’s too short to be a diva. We all use the same hairdressers, make-up artists, limo-drivers, and greeters at the airports in L.A. and nobody has anything nice to say about her. They say she’s rude. She can’t always just be having a bad day. Victoria Beckham should get a life. I am not a fan of outrageous consumption. I think it is vulgar.
And no-one should flaunt that they have a hundred Hermes bags. Not when people are starving. Everyone should be allowed to have a great time but she shows a distinct lack of class. I dislike Victoria Beckham. The entitlement — the total entitlement. You want to say, ‘Calm down, you were a Spice Girl.’ The arrogance when she walks into a room is astonishing.”
– Joan Rivers didn’t mince words when the topic of Victoria Beckham came up during a Closer magazine interview in 2008. We’re almost positive the comedienne still feels the same way. [Dlisted] Keep reading »
Am I alone in thinking it’s hilarious that the same week she’s dropped by her label, Jennifer Lopez is the host and musical guest on “Saturday Night Live”? No? Thought so. Keep reading »