These pre-fame pictures of Zooey Deschanel circa 2001 made me like her again. Before her extensive collection of vintage-y cotton dresses and her perfectly sideswiped bangs, she was wearing fishnets just like the rest of us alterna-chicks. I will be merciful on her chunky shoes and wrong-length hemlines, because really, I was in much worse style shape 11 years ago. Three words: velvet leopard pants. Yes, I did. [Daily Mail UK]
“I go home and I wash my face and I put on my sweatpants and I lay down on the bed and I say, ‘oh, please rub my feet,’ and you know, he says, ‘no, you rub my feet.’ So, you know, behind the curtain, I’m just like everybody else. … I didn’t choose to, you know, I didn’t, like, write down on a piece of paper I’m now going to have a relationship with a younger man. That’s just what happened. You see, that’s the romantic in me. I just met someone that I cared for, and this happened to be his age.”
Well, I can’t get behind Madonna being “just like everybody else.” Girl, please, you are an icon. But it’s good to know that Madonna has to sweet talk her boyfriend, Brahim Zaibat, into rubbing her feet just like the rest of us. I have to say it’s cool that she’s not just able to boss him around. Props to her 24-year-old boo for saying, “No, you rub my feet.” Of course, if Madonna told me to rub her feet, I would just shut up and do it. [ONTD]
Move over Hailee Steinfeld, there’s a new face of Miu Miu, and it’s fellow actress Mia Wasikowska. Miss Mia is an ancient 22, compared to Hailee’s wee 14, but judging from the first campaign images coming out of Miu Miu, she’s more than up for the job. I’m really digging the glossy, studio-lit shots — mostly because they’re a great way to actually see the clothes — which are completely and utterly stunning, by the way. Anybody got a spare few thousand they’d like to give me to spend on Miu Miu? And check out another shot after the jump, where she bears a striking resemblance to Kate Moss. [Fashionista] Keep reading »
“Jerry Lewis once said that he didn’t think women were funny, so I’d just like to say, with all respect, ‘F*ck you!’”
– Judd Apatow accepted the Critics’ Choice Aware for Best Comedy film on behalf of “Bridesmaids” and gave comedian Jerry Lewis a long-overdue middle finger for a sexist comment made in 1998. While speaking to an audience at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, Lewis said ”I don’t like any women comedians” and “A woman doing comedy doesn’t offend me but sets me back a bit. I, as a viewer, have trouble with it. I think of her as a producing machine that brings babies in the world.” (Not surprisingly, Jerry Lewis is the same guy who said he wanted to “smack [Lindsay Lohan] in the mouth” and “give her a spanking.” What a charmer.) Be quiet and listen to Judd Apatow, Jerry. [Huffington Post]
Whether or not you wear or eat meat, PETA’s overtly sexualized publicity campaigns might leave a bad taste in your mouth. In addition to billboards featuring stars like Pamela Anderson and Olivia Munn going naked for the cause, the animal rights group often holds live spectacles in public places featuring attractive young women, models, or minor celebrities wearing little. For example, UK reality star Chantelle Houghton dressed up like a caged tiger in her underwear, black pumps, and body paint to protest the government’s decision not to ban wild animals on cruises. She addressed a serious issue in what looked like an ambitious sexy Halloween costume.
Whether it’s a nude girl-on-girl bath for World Water Day or a sexy pilgrim outfit for Thanksgiving, PETA has mastered the sexualized-woman-as-activism genre. Take a look at some of the most recent public displays and tell me if you think potentially objectifying women is worth the attention it brings to animals. Read more…
Despite it being freezing balls cold on the East Coast, the West Coast is in a constant state of cold weather denial. Which is why the celebs who turned out to shill for their ABC shows at the winter press tour were dressed in barely-there dresses and skirts. I’m not bitter, really. TV veterans and up-and-comers all gathered in their frocked finery, but only some managed good style ratings.