“We have conservative African-Americans who will not see certain films, will only see Tyler Perry but will not see Spike Lee. …I know a lot of African-American women that didn’t want to see ‘The Help’ because they had lived it as little girls and it was a circumstance that shouldn’t have been and it was so problematic for them. It brought back horrible memories and they couldn’t see it, nor will they read the book.”
– Legendary actress Pam Grier offers a different take on the popularity of some African-American films over others. [ONTD]
Everyone enjoys a good photo op with a celeb, even our animal friends. Well, most of the time. Is it just me or does this wombat seem a little frightened to be so close to David Hasselhoff, who Tweeted, “My wombat loves me.” Like hell he does. More like the wombat’s handler pressured him to do a favor for the Hoff. Click through to see more celebrities posing with animals. [via Jezebel]
Last night, celebs turned out for the premiere of the new Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams movie “The Vow.” For some reason Rebecca Black was there? Check out her outfit and the rest of the cast’s hits and misses in the slideshow above!
I am pretty sure Evan Dando — lead singer of the vastly important band, The Lemonheads — has not given a f**k since the ’90s, but even I was a tad surprised that he tweeted this photo following a gig in Arizona. In addition to partying with that handful of Jolly Ranchers in the corner (love those!), Evan also had a few lines of what looks to be cocaine ready to snort. I promptly sent the photo over to Julie to get her opinion on the matter, as she is Evan’s biggest fan, and she replied, “The worst part is, he drinks PEPSI. CRUSH OVER.” (Julie, like me, is firmly on Team Coke — that’s Coca-Cola, natch.) [Twitter]
Not that Evan actually cares what people think of the way he spends his off-hours, but he’s not the first celeb to be busted on camera in the company of illegal substances. Click onward for more!