No woman in this day and age is exempt from the overwhelming pressure to be whippet thin. Most popular depictions of females and femininity are marked by protruding clavicles, razor hipbones, and legs like string beans. High fashion models of today are the worst perpetrators with many models bringing skeletons to mind. It’s no wonder that the appearance of these girls leads many people to wonder if they ever eat at all! Epicurean pleasures — my personal favorite — are lost on them. How depressing is that?
And yet a trend of sorts has arisen recently in editorial photoshoot: models enjoying food. Read on for Terry Richardson‘s photos of high fashion models stuffing their faces, followed by a couple candids of models eating food in — gasp! — real situations.
Hot indie actor Mark Ruffalo took a break from being the hottest dude at Occupy Wall Street in order to film “Thanks For Sharing” with Gwyneth Paltrow. Thank god the paparazzi exist to remind us that everyone, including Mark Ruffalo and perfectly perfect Gwyneth Paltrow, looks just ridiculous making out. [Dlisted]
“Quite frankly, I can’t stand it any more. I spend most of my time either sitting down or lying down. I can’t drink or smoke any more. I’m in a hurry to get it over with.”
— French First Lady Carla Bruni is so over this pregnancy thing. Glad to hear we’re not the only ones who think nine months sans booze sounds insane. Carla is passing the time with her feet up, reading 17th century French playwrights, and feeling “happy but fat.” Her bébé is due any day now — and so is her long overdue glass of vino. [Guardian UK]
That geeky girl in the floral prints and glasses from “Blossom” is dishing out sex advice? Damn, I must be old. Yes, Mayim Bialik has plenty to say about sex and she is dishing it out on Kveller.com, a Jewish parenting web site. With baby-making on the brain, Mayim quotes the Torah on waiting seven days, plus an additional five, for a woman’s most fertile time. It’s all part of being a good Jew, you see. ”Judaism loves love. We love sex. We are told it is a mitzvah to make love and to especially make love on Shabbat, when God’s presence is close,” Mayim explains. “A woman’s right to sexual satisfaction is detailed in her ketubah, her marriage contract, independent of pregnancy.” Keep reading »