Zergnet: Simply Irresistible
A nude photograph of Brooke Shields taken when she was 10 (yes, 10!) was removed from a London exhibit this week after Kidscape, an anti-child-abuse activism group in the U.K., declared it a “magnet for pedophiles.” Whoa … back up. Brooke Shields? Kiddie porn? How? Artist Richard Prince’s piece of Shields was set to be part of the “Pop Life: Art in a Material World” exhibition at the Tate Modern opening this Thursday. Prince’s infamous piece is a photograph of a photograph (yes, twice removed … how post-modern) of a heavily made-up 10-year-old Shields originally taken by Garry Gross — shot with the permission of Shields’ mother. Is it weird to anyone else that Shields’ mother would be down with it in the first place? The piece has shown in museums such as the Guggenheim in the past without hoopla, but the Tate Modern removed the pic and shut down the entire room. So what do you think? Kiddie porn or art? [People] Keep reading »
“I was thinking, ‘Oh gosh.’ But, like, I would say he’s a good guy and everybody makes mistakes, and he feels so f**king bad. He really does. I think that everyone can get so caught up in gossip and stuff.” I felt like that moment kind of like really portrayed him in a way that he really isn’t. It was just a random moment.”
— Lady Gaga talks Kanye, with whom she’s about to go on a joint tour, with a Las Vegas radio station. Hmm … if this were an isolated jackass moment from someone who otherwise exhibits classy behavior, I’d be more inclined to believe it “portrayed him in a way that he really isn’t.” [via MTV.com] Keep reading »
- Rose McGowan has reportedly canceled her engagement to Robert Rodriguez shortly after she finished shooting “Machete,” a film he directed. [Dlisted] — Coincidence? I think not. Now that everyone knows her modus operandi, she won’t get hired again.
- Amanda Seyfried says she thought British boyfriend Dominic Cooper was gay when they first met. [OK! UK]
“I don’t actually go that way, though I notice a lot of people think I do. But umm, you know what, if I’m-a do it, I’m going for [Barack] Obama. If I got with him, I could run the country. If I was that way, Obama, I’d be gunning for you brother! I’d be the one in control. That’s if I was that way. Who you gonna go for? Will Smith? Somebody pretty like that? Not to say Obama’s not pretty. But I’d go straight for Obama because you got power then. You could run red lights and just wild out. And I’d have Michelle [Obama] hold the camera!”
I have a gap between my two front teeth. It’s not big enough to drive a truck through (unless it’s a very, very tiny truck), but I can whistle like a bird and shoot water in a fancy stream. Every time I go to the dentist, they ask: “Do you want to fix that?” No! It’s part of what makes me me. Gap-toothed women have been around since the beginning of tooth history. In The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer described the Wife of Bath legendarily: “Gat-toothed was she.” The fancy name for this dental space is Diastema. Supposedly, gap-toothed women are oversexed and well-traveled. True or false? Check out these awesome gap-toothed ladies!
“I’m not even kidding, my wife—OK, I’m gonna get crass here—but we’re barely having sex because I’m scared that she’s gonna have a baby. That’s the level our marriage is on right now. I’m not even kidding—my wife has me debating cutting off my nuts.”
Why, Now? The United States Waited 31 Years to Arrest Polanksi
Why was Roman Polanski arrested in the extraditable country of Switzerland this week? The real question is why wasn’t Polanski, who owns a home there, arrested on any of his previous visits? A little digging supports the obvious, repeating theme: It was all Polanski’s fault. The Smoking Gun reported earlier this year that the original grand jury testimony for Polanski’s 1977 rape trial had recently been unsealed. How recently? Not long after December, when The New York Times reported that lawyers for Polanski requested dismissal of the charges. To support their request, Polanski’s lawyers pointed to possible prosecutor and judicial misconduct as highlighted in Marina Zenovich’s 2008 documentary about the trial, “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired.” So transcripts of the 13 year old victim’s frank and heartbreaking testimony are now available through a Google search. Polanski can probably thank nobody but himself for that. Coverage of the horrifying transcripts is after the jump.
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Do Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman have a sex tape? Do I want to know the answer to that question? If there is one, and I’m forced to watch it, can I stab my eyes out afterward? These are the pressing questions of the day. Some random dude in Canada says Kimmel and Silverman made a sex tape when they were “on vacation a few years ago.” Purportedly, they “forgot” the camera, and now a resort employee is shopping the tape. The screen caps show a glimpse of somebody who could be anybody, including one of my exes, on top of someone else who you can’t see at all. Also: These knuckleheads aren’t even together anymore. I remain dubious and horrified. We will continue to bring you more of this terrifying sex tape gone wrong story as it continues to break my will to live. [ZackTaylor] Keep reading »
- Eliza Dushku and boyfriend Rick Fox, a former L.A. Lakers baller who happens to be Vanessa Williams‘ ex-husband, are still going strong. [The Young, Black & Famous]
- Edward Furlong’s estranged wife has won a restraining order against him after he allegedly threatened to hire people to beat her “with chains and bats.” [Starpulse]
- Khloe Kardashian‘s wedding to Lamar Odom will air during a special episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians: The Wedding” on Nov. 8 at 9 p.m. [Us Weekly] — If the wedding turns out to be unofficial, at least they’ll have this episode to remind them of how low they sunk.