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I Love You Beyonce, But I Think You Photoshopped Your Thighs In These Golfing Photos

A friend of mine just tipped me off to these latest photos Beyonce posted to her Instagram, featuring the singer, clad in sort of retro-style two-piece swimsuit, golfing on vacation. I had two thoughts: Hey, looks like her stance is pretty good! and Wow, that’s some badly Photoshopped thigh gap. Aside from the obvious, which is that Beyonce’s (extremely toned, hard-working, bad ass, Blue-birthing) body doesn’t usually have thigh gap you could drive a kid’s fire engine toy through, the signs that something is “off” are easily recognizable to anyone who spends any amount of time photo editing. The slight wavy unevenness and a certain sharpness where there should be a natural curve indicate that the clone stamp tool was probably used to whittle down Bey’s thighs and butt area, just enough to look unnoticeable and natural at first glance. For a third and fourth opinion — my friend had already agreed with me that these were ‘shopped — I asked two friends who are very knowledgable about these things for their opinions. Both took one look and agreed that something had been done to the areas circled in white above, probably using Photoshop’s clone stamp tool. The image on the left being especially obvious to both of them. Keep reading »

Stephen Colbert To Replace David Letterman As “Late Show” Host

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CBS announced today that Stephen Colbert has signed a five-year contract to replace David Letterman as host of the “Late Show” when Letterman retires next year. In a statement, Colbert said, “Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead.” While I love Stephen Colbert, I’m really bummed that Letterman’s shoes will be filled by yet another older white man on late night TV. What about Chelsea Handler? Wanda Sykes? Even Ellen DeGeneres? They’ve all proven themselves as both comedians and hosts. But of all the dudes whose names were tossed around as possible replacements, I’m glad it’s Colbert. But it’s still a mixed blessing. [New York Times] [Image via Getty]

Adorable Couple Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield Do Something Called “Bamboleo Wednesday” And It’s Fantastic

Adorable Couple Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield Do Something Called "Bamboleo Wednesday" And It's Fantastic
This. Is. Adorable.

To quote my friend Greg, who sent me the link to this video of Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield dancing to “Bamboleo” on BBC Radio 1, “If Andrew Garfield’s tiny little dancing hips don’t turn your day around, nothing will.” [YouTube]

Oh No: “Girls Gone Wild” Honcho Joe Francis Is Going To Be A Father … Of Daughters

  • “Girls Gone Wild” creep Joe Francis is expecting twin girls with his girlfriend, model Abbey Wilson. The couple did in vitro fertilization and purposefully selected daughters. “We chose to have girls. I believe people will finally understand my love, respect and admiration for women. I love girls,” said Francis. [Starcasm]
  • “Glee” star Naya Rivera and her fiance, rapper Big Sean, have called off their engagement. [Page Six]
  • Here’s a handy guide to which passwords you need to change because of the new Heartbleed bug wrecking havoc on the Internet. Change ‘em right now! [Mashable] Keep reading »

Watch Jimmy Fallon & Stevie Nicks Recreate “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” Duet On “The Tonight Show”

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Last night on “The Tonight Show,” host Jimmy Fallon continued to just slay at putting his celeb guests to work. This time, Fallon and guest Stevie Nicks recreated Nicks’ 1981 hit “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” with Fallon embodying the role of Stevie’s original duet partner, Tom Petty. Watch above and check out the original music video after the jump! Keep reading »

Amanda Bynes’s Mom: No Mental Illness, Blame It All On Marijuana!

  • Amanda Bynes’s mother issued a statement to US Weekly denying that her daughter suffers from mental illness and instead, blames all of Amanda’s problems on pot: “Amanda has no mental illness whatsoever. She has never been diagnosed as schizophrenic or bipolar. She is very sorry for all the hurtful tweets, statements and actions that occurred while she was under the influence of marijuana.” The family lawyer also told US Weekly that Bynes is on “zero medication.” I don’t know what the real story is, obviously, but “just pot” doesn’t make people attempt to start fires, throw bongs out of windows, and run around town in crazy wigs while tweeting nonsense. Whatever Amanda’s issue is, I hope it is being treated somehow. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

Are We Really Surprised That James Franco Has No Space On His Bookshelf For Women Writers?

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James Franco, in addition to being an actor, performance artist, director and avid Instagrammer, is a writer of both fiction and poetry. He’s a big reader too — he’s currently starring on Broadway in “Of Mice and Men” — and one of his many upcoming projects includes a film adaptation of William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury. In a recent interview with Shelf Awareness, Franco discussed some of the writers from contemporary literature who’ve influenced and had an impact on him, both as a writer and as a person. David Foster Wallace! Cormac McCarthy! Great writers indeed. But of the writers discussed in the interview — including Franco’s Top 11 list of all time faves — not a single one was a woman. (Wait, I lied. Asked to name a book he bought based on the cover alone, Franco offered up Madonna’s Sex. So yeah, let’s not count that one.)

I would sigh, but I am not the slightest bit surprised. Keep reading »

This GIF Of Emma Watson Turning Into Sofia Vergara Is Blowing My Mind

I’m sorry if, like Jessica, you find this GIF “gross and macabre,” but I just had to share it. I mean, I know there’s gotta be some weird crazy Photoshop happening, but whhhhhhaaaaaaaatttt is thissssss? Sofia Vergara taking off her Emma Watson skinsuit? I never thought I would type those words. Anyway, carry on with your day, haunted by this image forevermore. [The Clearly Dope]

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Has No Time For Sexism

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Has No Time For Sexism

“There is sexism – I’m not denying its existence. But I’m saying that I will deny its effort against me. I just pay it no nevermind and say, ‘Get out of my way.’”

“Veep”‘s Julia Louis-Dreyfus is stark naked with the Constitution written across her back on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone, a shot that happened, she admitted on Twitter, after a few drinks. Inside the mag, the actress talks about her role as the foul-mouthed Vice President Selena Meyer on the hit HBO show, and expressed a Selena-esque, take-no-shit approach to dealing with sexism in her own life. While I totally admire the power in this statement, I would have loved to see her go a little deeper. After all, the privileges associated with money, fame and race certainly make it at least easier for Louis-Dreyfus to pay sexism no mind and refuse to let it have an impact on her career and life. It’s just not quite so simple for women overall to put that attitude into practice. Still, an inspiring and refreshing outlook. [Rolling Stone]

Peaches Geldof’s Cause Of Death Still “Inconclusive”

  • A postmortem on Peaches Geldof, the British “It Girl” who died on Monday at age 25, has proved inconclusive “pending toxicology tests.” Peaches, the daughter of musician Bob Geldof, died suddenly and inexplicably in her Kent home, leaving behind her husband and two young kids. [Reuters]
  • Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will co-star in a new comedy called “The Nest,” because they look so much like sisters. [Showbiz 411]
  • Jill Duggar, 22, one of the famous Duggar family’s bajillion kids, is engaged! Duggar and her new fiance, Derick Dillard, celebrated by holding hands. “”I feel like I’m dreaming,” Derick told People. “It was great to grab her hand for the first time.” For the first time! Holding hands! [People]
  • Er, maybe Lena Dunham’s joke about her younger sister coming out just doesn’t translate well …? [Page Six]
  • The women of “Saturday Night Live” opened up to Cosmopolitan about celeb impersonations, their guilty pleasures, and working in comedy as women. It’s worth a full read. Also, I had no idea that Cecily Strong and Mike O’Brien were dating. [Cosmopolitan] Keep reading »
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