Of the many icy, headband-wielding women who have traipsed across our screens in television history, Blair Waldorf is by far one of the most legendary. While “Gossip Girl” has long finished filming, Blair’s freakishly coordinated clothing and conniving power plays still linger in my heart. She may be a bitchy control freak, even a bully, but she never pretends to be anyone but herself, and that’s what makes her my favorite Upper East Sider. Every teenage “Gossip Girl” viewer could relate to the fact that no matter how hard Blair tries to create a veneer of perfection, she still struggles with feelings of inadequacy against her sunny, effortless BFF Serena. The self-awareness that separates Blair and Serena is ultimately what makes Queen B so superior. Serena continuously sees herself as some kind of compassionate goddess, oblivious to how selfish her every move is, while Blair is proudly self-serving and a never-ending fountain of grim-but-true wisdom. So, apropos of nothing (okay, maybe it’s to balance out all the attention Serena’s real-life counterpart Blake Lively has been getting lately), here are some of Blair’s most striking zingers after the jump.
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There’s not much that needs to be said about this, aside from the fact that someone should get Kristen Bell a trophy for Wife Of The Year.
The “Veronica Mars” star got VERY up close and personal with her husband Dax Shepard’s ass when he decided it should be shaved for a nude scene in “This Is Where I Leave You.” Hesitant to let a stranger see his “forest in the valley,” he put his wife up to the job, and she obliged. Dax explains to Conan O’Brien that not only did Kristen get all up in there with an electric razor, but she sang a little tune while she was at it like a real sport. Check out the video and try really hard to not get a visual of the scenario.
So, what do we think of Beyonce’s new hair. besides the fact that it’s obviously a wig and no doubt will be gone tomorrow? I am digging the ’50s style of the baby bangs, but I’m distracted by how it looks like her hair is hovering around her head rather than coming out of it. See what I mean? Anyway, speaking of baby bangs, baby Blue Ivy was photographed clutching the gold version of my exact same Eiffel Tower keychain (mine is silver-colored, Blue’s is probably solid gold). Blue Ivy and I (and every other tourist in Paris) have so much in common, aren’t you jealous? [Photos: Fame/Flynet]
TMZ is reporting that Ke$ha is suing her longtime producer Dr. Luke for sexual assault and battery, which she says began at age 18, when he signed her to his label Kemosabe Records, an offshoot of Sony. The singer says that Luke, born Lukasz Gottwald, 41, made her use drugs and sexually assaulted her for years, including one incident in which he gave her “sober pills” and she woke up the next morning in his bed, sore and with no recollection of what happened the night before. The suit also alleges that Luke was verbally abusive to the now 27-year-old, insulting her physical appearance and contributing to her developing an eating disorder. Dr. Luke is largely considered one of the more influential music producers working today. Keep reading »
When I was very young — eight, maybe — I remember walking out the back door of my family’s house with my mom. I had probably just asked for a cookie or something, and my mom’s response was this: “You know, if you keep eating sweets so much, people are going to think you’ll be an alcoholic one day.”
She contends this never happened, but I remember it clear as day. That was when I decided not to drink. It seemed expedient: I could keep eating sweets, and it wouldn’t matter what people thought about my future drinking habits, because I’d know that I wasn’t going to drink and therefore wasn’t going to become an alcoholic.
So the scene in the CW’s new show, “Jane the Virgin” (which premiered on Monday night), in which the heroine’s grandmother tells a pre-adolescent Jane not to lose her virginity, speaks to me. I know that feeling. That is Catholic guilt. Apparently, I don’t even know the half of it — my mom is good at guilt-tripping, but my aunt tells me that my grandmother’s ability to discipline via shame was downright masterful. In fact, my mother even harnessed some residual power from her mother’s guilt-tripping expertise by telling me a few times over my childhood, “Your grandmother would be so disappointed.” Keep reading »