Model and actress Gal Gadot is set to play the coveted role of Wonder Woman in “Man of Steel 2.” From the cover of the New York Post to a role in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, the 28-year-old has definitely seen her share of exciting moments in the spotlight — but something tells me Wonder Woman will be her biggest moment yet. Here are a few things to know about the Israeli beauty:
R. Kelly is one of the most successful R&B artists of our time. He’s sold 54 million records globally, had a career that spans three decades and penned classic records that have provided the soundtrack for some of our best moments.
We shouldn’t be surprised that when Lena Dunham got together with YA author Judy Blume, their first conversation about “writing, celebrity, sex, censorship, and favorite breakfasts” was so earnest and entertaining that it was worthy of publication. The result is a limited-edition, 80-page book published by McSweeney’s The Believer.
Blume, a “Girls” fan, says she loves the show because she “never had that experience of being a young woman living on her own,” and by watching she gets to“to live it vicariously.” And Dunham, who grew up reading Judy Blume books like many of us, explains the importance of reading the authors’ books in the intro:“When we, as young women, are given the space to read, the act becomes a happy, private corner we can return to for the rest of our lives.” Aww. I’m already getting all soppy. After the jump, a complimentary excerpt, which will obviously make you want to go buy the thing for all the book loving ladies in your life. Spoiler: They talk about horses! Keep reading »
- Perez Hilton is producing and starring in a new reality show about gay fathers called “Gay Dads Of New York.” Hilton adopted a baby boy last February. He is completely odious, but I would still watch this. [Hollywood Reporter]
- Keri Russell was the victim of a burglary last night when she woke up to hear two men inside her Brooklyn home. The burglars were caught nearby and the “Felicity” star had her laptop, jewelry and purse returned. [Page Six]
- Paul Walker’s official cause of death after a car crash in Los Angeles this weekend was listed by the coroner as “traumatic and thermal injuries.” Toxicology reports will take another six to eight weeks. [US Weekly]
- “Batman vs. Superman” has cast its Wonder Woman: Gal Gadot from a few of the later “Fast and the Furious” movies and a 2004 contestant for Miss Universe representing Israel. [Eonline] Keep reading »
‘Tis the season for New York City theater — and a “Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” should be on your must-see musical list! This murderous comedy takes you on a hysterical journey as the protagonist, Monty Navarro, kills his way to the top. Star Jefferson Mays’ will have you laughing out loud as you contemplate Monty’s chances of success. It’s the perfect show for anyone over the age of 13.
Think you’re soooooo clever naming your baby after a Duck Dynasty star? Think again: Korie and Silas are some of the trendy up-and-comers onBabyCenter’s annual baby names survey. See this years top baby names on Newser…
Paul Walker’s untimely death last weekend left most of us genuinely shocked and saddened. Some people posted sweet messages on Walker’s Facebook page, others brought flowers to the crash site, but the employees at an LA Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf had a very different reaction: they set out two tip jars labeled with the titles of popular Paul Walker movies, encouraging customers to vote for their favorites with cash. The supremely tacky move was called out by none other than Jason Biggs, who happened to see the jars and tweeted the above photo to the Coffee Bean Twitter account, along with the message, “Umm, am I crazy, or does this seem exploitive [sic] and in poor taste?” The company was appropriately horrified. “This is completely inconsistent with our brand values and the jars have since been removed,” said a Coffee Bean spokesperson. “Our thoughts and condolences remain with the many friends and family of Paul Walker during this difficult time.” [Buzzfeed]
On Monday night at a media industry event, a reporter from Capital New York asked Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles about her magazine and feminism. Coles responded that Cosmo is “deeply feminist,” and covers issues like “equal pay for equal work,” “sensible control for guns,” and “access to contraception and access to abortion, should, God forbid, you need one.”
“There’s nothing more mainstream than equal pay for equal work. I mean, it’s completely obvious that’s what feminism should be for, and for women’s right to choose what happens to their own bodies. It’s unbelievable in 2013 we happen to be talking about this, but the battle over healthcare, the battle for women’s right to choose their own contraception, that ludicrous panel full of old men in Washington ruling what women could and couldn’t do—where is feminism then? Where are all the left-wing academics? Actually, Cosmo has been out there clamoring all along for this.”
Some feminists are not so happy about this, perceiving Coles’ remarks as dismissive of academics in areas like gender studies, race theory, history and others that have had a direct result on feminist advances of the 20th and 21st century. But I’m actually happy that the editor of the most major women’s mag in America didn’t run screaming in the other direction when the F-word came up.
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There are certain things that you miss when you don’t have cable for more than a decade of your life. Like, how the whole “On Demand” thing works. (WHUT? You can watch shows after they’ve aired?!) Until I started curling up with my boyfriend’s Time Warner Cable remote, I had no idea that all “murder porn” as they call it on “South Park” had migrated to its own channel. (Sorry if I’m like, 12 years late with this news, like I said, I didn’t have cable.Please forgive me.) Since I prefer not to use the words “murder” and “porn” in the same sentence, I can more accurately describe the ID lineup as all “true crime” stories ALL THE TIME. Or as the network more eloquently puts it: ” Investigation Discovery gives you insight into true stories that piece together puzzles of human nature.”
You’ve got everything from your “Datelines” and “20/20′s” to your fictionalized, real crime series. The acting is soooo bad, but often the story lines are more believable than TV crime shows (even when they’re ripped from the headlines) because they are REAL. If you’re not already indulging in this fine channel, here are some reasons why you should probably start right away. And let me warn you, you’ll probably get addicted like I did. Keep reading »
When I was a preteen, I made a purse out of an old pair of jeans and thought I was just too cool. Artist Ian Berry took things a big step further, using denim as a medium to make beautiful “paintings.” In a report by the BBC, Berry shows off his art. The designs look almost as if they’re paintings, but are made solely of jeans. Berry has exhibited his work worldwide, and was even commissioned by Giorgio Armani. Mind. Blown. [BBC]