The interwebsphere is a buzz with Lana Del Rey post SNL hatred. I just thought I would do something I never do and give my opinion on it. (irony)
I have many random thoughts. First, everybody calm down. It’s a little troubling that when a young girl fails at something that we keep kicking her why she is down. I get very protective of girls, especially young performers, because they live a hard, emotionally challenging, often physically challenging life where you are constantly given reasons to be insecure and have panic attacks. I totally get the stuff about her not deserving to be there and I don’t mean to insult musicians in any way if that’s how they feel obviously, but this is an opportunity to show us how hard being a performer is so maybe they can all be cut some slack. Flack? I think we take our performers for granted. It’s super fucking hard to entertain people and it takes a lot of work.
– Whitney Cummings took to her Tumblr on Thursday to defend Lana Del Rey’s right to be a human being who performed poorly on live TV for three whole minutes. Quel horreur! Whitney’s spot-on assessment about how the pile-on is a mix of jealousy and pretty-girl-hatred (which Whit knows a thing or two about), after the jump: Keep reading »
Go ahead, put me down on the roster of people who were strongly opposed to Taylor Swift’s visage plastered across the February cover of Vogue. I’ve always thought of her as young, immature, and reeking of eau de teenybopper: cowboy boots, a guitar, and a prom dress? No, thanks. Lo and behold, the chops she showed in the magazine caught me off guard, and I’ve begun to see the country-pop songstress in a different light. She looks all kinds of grown-up on the cover, and photos of her draped in Rodarte on plush couches in the editorial show her to be a formidable fashion girl and clothes-hanger as well. Taylor has grown exponentially since she first appeared on the scene as a curly-haired, button-nosed country bumpkin. Maybe I can find a bit of room in my heart for her, after all. Here’s a look back at her style metamorphosis.
You guys. According to TMZ, Heidi Klum and Seal are over after seven years of marriage, and she’s planning on filing divorce papers next week. Now, normally I’m not terribly shocked when a celeb couple breaks up, but these two really genuinely seemed in love. And they seemed to be super hot for each other after all those years (seven years is, like, 20 years in Hollywood). And they have four kids! And they dressed up as apes for Halloween only a few months ago! One of their best costumes ever! I guess this is just further proof that renewing your vows every year doesn’t do dick to keep you together. Sigh. I’m sad. Marriage is dead and Heidi Klum is back on the market. Dating in New York just got that much harder. [TMZ]
It’s easy to see that “Jersey Shore” star Snooki is beautiful, even if she is a little bit orange from all the bronzer she slathers on. But au natural isn’t usually her vibe. This week, she scrubbed down and Tweeted a photo of herself on her “no makeup day.” Um, I think every day should be her no makeup day. Her makeunder is stunning. After the jump, more stars looking lovely sans fards. How refreshing to see how gorgeous celebs are without their faces on. [Huffington Post]
Rihanna’s been taking a break in Hawaii this week and has posted no shortage of photos of herself in skimpy bikinis on her Twitter page to keep her fans happy! The Bajan singer came under fire last week for some recent photographs that showed her smoking what many suspected to be a certain illegal substance, something the “Umbrella” singer didn’t deny, but rather alluded to via messages on Twitter.
Last Thursday, she tweeted, “4:20… Hi” (4:20 being a slang term for smoking pot that began in California in the 1970s), and then she dropped another hint on Sunday with the message, “Kush rolled, glass full… I prefer the better things!” (Kush is an Afghan strain of cannabis). And on Wednesday, Rihanna posted pics of herself in a silver twist one-piece with the message “Wake…Bake…#CAKE,” yet another reference to smoking the Maui Wowie. Read more…