It’s not big news that ads are photoshopped. But every once in a while I see something that’s so completely ridiculous that I have to wonder if the people involved are for real. You have to understand, from far away, I had no idea who the hell those guys were supposed to be, and it’s a giant billboard — it’s the size of the building. I honestly thought that Michael Chiklis on the right was a Pixar creation.
No, this is in no way the worst case of photoshopping ever. I’m not saying that. You might even be thinking, This isn’t a big deal, I wouldn’t have looked twice. But isn’t that the problem? Why aren’t we looking twice? Why aren’t we surprised by these photoshopped images any more? Why are we accepting this? And I’ve noticed that lately, men seem to finally be getting the same crazy photoshop treatment that women get, though I don’t see this as a victory. All it does is perpetuate this stupid cycle of raising standards by depicting all celebrities so flawless, they look computer generated. (Or worse, when the images become so manipulated, they look like other people. I thought that Kim Cattral on the “Sex and the City 2″ poster was Katherine Heigl.) Keep reading »
I went to a wedding this weekend at a beautiful farm outside of Portland. When it came time to eat, we all took our plates outside to sit at picnic tables under a small grove of trees. The sun was out, a pleasant breeze was blowing, horses were frolicking in an adjacent field, and I spent the whole time hyperventilating as a group of yellow jackets darted around the table and one of them leisurely ate my sandwich.
To answer the obvious question, no, I’m not allergic to bee stings, I’ve just harbored a phobia of bees ever since I was a kid (or maybe ever since I saw “My Girl”?) that, to my chagrin, hasn’t abated in adulthood. Here are four ridiculous things I’ve done as a result of my ridiculous fear of bees… Keep reading »
“I’m doing a duet record and I’m here to ask Honey Boo Boo Child to be my duet partner … She is real, she is lovely, she’s funny … She doesn’t take herself seriously. The whole family doesn’t take themselves seriously. It’s really just good fun. I love anybody who dances to the beat of a different drummer .. She is the queen. She understands what drag is. That’s what pageants are.”
– RuPaul Charles‘ official duet proposal to Alana Thompson aka Honey Boo Boo Child. Wait, my idol RuPaul would like to record a duet with my other idol, Honey Boo Boo? I need to process this bit of information. When the very short list of celebrities that I worship end up in one news headline together, I feel very overwhelmed. Obviously this needs to happen. This must happen. It MUST. Song titles are running though my head: “Glitzy Made Me Do It,” “A Dollar Makes Her Holler,” “Pageant Girl,” “Crown Chaser,” “Jealous of My Flipper,” “Shh! It’s A Wig,” “Don’t Step On My Forklift Foot.” I shall keep you posted. [E! Online]
I quite literally squealed with glee when I saw this photo of Tami Taylor–er, I mean Connie Britton–and Hayden Panettiere decked out in gorgeous gold dresses for their new country music drama, “Nashville,” which debuts October 10th. As someone who is obsessed with Connie Britton, sequins, country music, southern accents, sassy ladies, and melodrama, I will definitely be tuning in. Check out a preview of the show after the jump! [Entertainment Weekly] Keep reading »
This season of “Bachelor Pad” atoned for all of its boringness in the finale. Let’s start off light, before I delve into the dark and dirty underbelly where people betray one another and we ponder the ways in which money corrupts human beings. Let’s start with Jamie’s ridiculous Pocahontas outfit. It’s as if she thought we would forget what a lunatic she was on the show by dressing like an even bigger lunatic for the finale. It didn’t work. I had almost forgotten. But her outfit brought all the cringeworthy memories back — the awkward makeout session with Chris, how she wanted to fall in love on TV so her kids could see it. Ugh. And just like the false eyelashes and face jewelry she wore, her Padmates called her out for being “fake.” But one couple found something real. Find out which couple, to quote Rihanna, “found love in a hopeless place,” after the jump. Keep reading »
It’s become fairly common knowledge that the unofficial awards season kicks off with the Toronto International Film Festival. Critics and film fans alike have all eyes on the Canadian city as studios launch their Oscar hopefuls and indies look for distributors.
With films like “Slumdog Millionaire” and “The King’s Speech” having made their international debuts at the fest, the movies showing this year are among those we can’t wait to see this fall — in fact, we listed 20 of them before TIFF even kicked off. So, how did they fare? Well, here’s what the reviewers from our sister site, Film.com, had to say…
“The Place Beyond the Pines” — B: Starring: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Rose Byrne and Eva Mendes. There is true beauty in the despair that pervades “The Place Beyond the Pines,” a treatise on the compromises we all make to protect and provide for our loved ones. Read more…