Meghan Trainor’s new album came out this month, which passed my notice because I don’t watch TV or listen to the radio or watch music videos unless specifically recommended to do so, and also because I hate Meghan Trainor. Watching the music video for “All About That Bass” made me feel-it-in-my-muscles angry. There’s something about the tone of her voice and just all of the presumptuous arrogance and narcissism in that song that make me want to grow my fingernails out really long and then use them to gouge my own eyes out.
But good ol’ Megan Reynolds pointed me toward “Dear Future Husband,” which is even more egregiously presumptuous, arrogant, and narcissistic than “All About That Bass,” if you can believe it. It’s a list of all the things she expects from her life-partner-to-be. Highlights include: Keep reading »
This week’s issue of Time Out New York features a total BFF fest — Lena Dunham is interviewed by best friend and “Girls” showrunner Jenni Konner, and spends a huge chunk of that interview gushing over pal Taylor Swift. So much girlfriend love! A snippet of the conversation: Keep reading »
Potential presidential candidate Mike Huckabee appeared on t”The Daily Show” last night to generally spew oddities and further put his foot in his mouth in regards to great American patriot Beyonce. He insisted that young girls want to be more like Bey (well, duh) and that she carries on “the culture of crude” with her “vulgar” dancing: “Do you know any parent who has a daughter who says, ‘Honey, if you make really good grades, someday when you’re 12 or 13 we’ll get you your own stripper pole?’” Seriously! This is an actual thing he said! Thankfully, Stewart spends a full seven minutes ceremoniously tearing him a new one. [NYMag.com]
Here is the cover of Kim Kardashian’s forthcoming book, Selfish, out in May 2015. This is the cover photo, and frankly, it’s amazing. I am sure the impending arrival of Kim’s coffee-table book of selfies will cause a lot of people to raise their fists in anger about how we are turning into a society of self-obsessed zombies with the compulsive need to document our lives as if they were important, but I disagree with these haters. If we look at her face and body of work as a study in the uncanny valley, then she is a genius. Her face is a perfect and confusing mix of artifice and reality, and because of that it’s mesmerizing. Besides, she’s just trying to live, like we all are, right? Let Kim do Kim. It’s what she’s good at. [Twitter]