“To say I came out implies that I was once in. Let me be straight about that—no pun intended—I never came out from anywhere. I’ve always lived my life the way I’ve wanted and have been honest with myself and everyone around me. It didn’t really affect anything in my career. I don’t think the producers and directors I’ve worked with care one way or another … I don’t want to be labeled as one thing or another. In the past I’ve had successful relationships with men, and now I’m in this successful relationship with a woman. When it comes to love I am totally open. And I don’t want to be put into a category, as in ‘I’m this’ or ‘I’m that.’ … [Gay marriage] is an important issue, and I’m fighting for the right to get married. For other people.”
—Amber Heard of “The Playboy Club” explains to Playboy magazine that while she is in a three year relationship with a woman, photographer Tasya Van Ree, she doesn’t want to be categorized as bisexual or lesbian. I understand what she’s saying, but I have to wonder if the fact that she’s an actress playing largely straight roles has anything to do with her hesitance here. [ONTD, Playboy] Keep reading »
Jack Shepherd may drink heavily. He may have resolved not to press the button, and made a slew of other assorted decisions that led to a castaway’s demise. But the #1 thing that Jack would never do? Punch a woman. Unfortunately, it appears that Matthew Fox, who played the iconic character on “Lost,” might not be able to say the same thing. Fox has been arrested for allegedly punching a female bus driver, 29-year-old Heather Borman. This apparent altercation went down Saturday night when Fox tried to board a private party bus in Cleveland, Ohio, when he was not with the party that had rented it. Fox and the driver exchanged words, and then Fox allegedly punched her in the chest and stomach. The driver struck back, supposedly breaking her hand. At which point the police were called. “This was my self-defense,” Bormann said to TMZ. “This was the only way I could protect myself … from a man beating up on a woman.” Guess we’ll have to wait and see how this case develops. In the meantime, I will hope it is not true and be incredibly disgusted if it is. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Over the weekend Sofia Coppola married longtime boyfriend and baby daddy Thomas Mars, frontman of the band Phoenix. But rather than go for the traditional white wedding thing, Coppola said “I do” in a lavender Azzedine Alaïa gown, custom-made by the designer. What do you think of her non-traditional look? Would you — or did you — get married in a colorful dress? [People] Keep reading »
Justin Bieber, now you’re just effing with us. You’ve gotta know about Lesbians That Look Like Justin Bieber, right? Keep reading »
The MTV Video Music Awards are kind of hilarious, considering the complete lack of videos played on MTV these days. But at least we can count on one thing from them: insane fashion. Everyone has carte blanche to come dressed up as a pile of trash, or a geisha robot or whatever–and this year, that’s exactly what happened. After the jump, check out how Beyonce, Katy Perry and all the rest fared.
“Well, it’s a fairly ridiculous act. I mean, let’s be honest: It’s a very primal thing that you’re doing and it involves, you know—it’s what they call bumping uglies, which sort of puts it in the right place. It’s a horrifyingly embarrassing act. It’s the most vulnerable you can be as a person, I think. … Yeah, can’t wait for my kid to see [my sex scene in "The 40 Year Old Virgin"]! Um, no. But I am never embarrassed by something that makes people laugh. I knew that girl. She’s a good-time girl who lives in the Valley — who works in the bookstore — and goes to community college on the side, and is really into funky stuff in the bedroom. Her entire outlook on life made perfect sense to me.”
—Elizabeth Banks, who has been in some of the awkwardest sex scenes of all time, talks to GQ about why sex is funny on screen, and why she’s always willing to go there in movies. And she’s got a good point. It’s like when you start saying your name over and over again slowly and it begins to sound like nonsense. When you stop to think about what sex is, and how obsessed we are all with it, it sounds pretty ridiculous. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »