You know that moment when your parents contribute lovingly goofy photobombs to your social media stream, forever diminishing any attempt at putting out some aloof “cool factor”? The same thing happened to Taylor Swift today when her dad peeked into her Instagram frame as she celebrated the release of her new album, further cementing her status as America’s BFF. Glad her parents are as fun as she (presumably) is!
In promoting his new book (which I am too irritated to even link to) on Fox News’ “Trending With Tantaros,” KISS frontman Gene Simmons proclaimed that we ladies need to stop leeching off our men because so many dudes walk out anyway, and that we should just actively plan for abandonment instead. Gene, what’s the deal here? I used to think we were long lost BFFs. I watched “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” religiously back in the day, and one of my favorite things about it was how normal (and loving!) the Simmons family seemed. Clearly, I was wrong. On his Fox segment, Simmons launched into a discussion of his book’s chapter on female entrepreneurs as host Andrea Tantaros eagerly nodded her head and gushed in agreement with his sexist ideas. Simmons seems to have decided that having spent his life being enabled and cared for by women qualifies him to know enough about the female experience to dictate what is best for all of us. His advice to lady entrepreneurs: Keep reading »
Kelly Clarkson bestowed upon us humble plebs the most glorious and stirring “Shake It Off” cover to ever make its way through our speakers (not that I know of all too many “Shake It Off” covers to begin with, but you get my drift.) As Kelly’s embarrassingly obsessive #1 superfan from roughly years 2002 – 2007, I’m glad to know she’s still kicking ass without my angsty youthful self cheering on her every move. The the song starts around the 1:00 mark, and in case you were wondering, Taylor loved it too and gives her pop-star blessing. [Jezebel]
As if we didn’t love LeVar Burton enough already.
The “Reading Rainbow” host, who’s quite possibly the greatest storyteller of our generation, read Adam Mansbach’s children’s book, Go The Fuck To Sleep, for a crowd of adults during Rooster Teeth‘s 24 Hour Extra Life stream. During the stream, more than $240,000 was raised for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, in which LeVar’s performance helped to contribute. Keep reading »
And by that I mean pretty goddamn great. Matthew McConaughey was honored at an American Cinematheque gala and a bunch of his costars were on hand to celebrate the man and his work, including Kate Hudson, who stole the show with her dead-on impression of the Texas-born, naked bongo-playing actor. We see a lot of people mimic McConaughey’s infamous “alright, alright, alright” line from “Dazed and Confused,” but I love it when we get snippets of real-life Matthew moments, like when he encouraged Hudson to scuba dive by saying “it’s like Woodstock down there, baby.”