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Scientists Confirm The Oscar Curse: Best Actress Winners Are Likely To Divorce

It’s easy to name stars who won the Oscar for Best Actress and went on to see their relationships go belly up—Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Halle Berry, Hilary Swank, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Winslet, and of course last year’s winner, Sandra Bullock. There sure seems to be some sort of Oscar Curse going on. But scientists from the University of Toronto wanted to see if was scientifically legit or just paranoia. After crunching the numbers, they found that of the 265 married women who have been nominated for Best Actress from the beginning of the modern Oscars in 1936 to the present, 159 of them got divorced. That’s a whopping 60 percent. Keep reading »

Rihanna Spanks Perez Hilton In Her New Video For “S&M”


You don’t have to love S&M to love Rihanna‘s new music video for “S&M,” but it certainly helps! The pop princess’ ode to bondage, dominance and sadomasochism features bondage gear, pink latex, ball gags, and leather switches, and stars gossip blogger Perez Hilton lead around on a leash. (And yes, the fact that Perez Hilton gets a spanking in a video that arouses me is making my head explode.) The costumes, hair and makeup in “S&M” are incredible and it’s by far the sexiest “sexy” music video Rihanna’s ever put out. Obviously, Amelia wants me to get nothing accomplished for the rest of the day, so I’ll just … hit replay … and be .. right … back …. [Vevo via Popdust] Keep reading »

The Civil Wars Make Peace With Their New Album

The Civil Wars are one of those guy/girl duos where you can’t help but wonder, “Are they or are they not a couple?” Apparently, they aren’t. But that doesn’t stop them from writing twangy, acoustic ballads that tug on your heartstrings. If you watch “Grey’s Anatomy,” you heard their song “Poison and Wine” in its entirety last year in that scene where Meredith sees the Chief drinking. Oh ,and Taylor Swift also picked the track for her iTunes playlist. So you’ll definitely want to check out the band’s first full-length album, Barton Hollow. Though if Taylor asks you to go jump off a bridge, don’t do it. Cool?

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Catherine Hardwicke Was Told She Couldn’t Direct “The Fighter” Because She’s A Woman

“I couldn’t get an interview even though my last movie made $400 million. I was told it had to be directed by a man — am I crazy? []The Fighter‘] is about action, it’s about boxing, so a man has to direct it. … But they let a man direct ‘Sex and the City’ or any girly movie you’ve ever heard of.”

— “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke exposes sexism in Hollywood against female directors and this notion that they can only direct certain types of films. The directorial job on “The Fighter” went to David O. Russell and Hardwicke agreed he did a good job. But it’s complete BS, as she said, that she was told “The Fighter” had to be directed by a man. Keep reading »

Frisky Q&A: Robyn Tells Us What It’s Like To Be A Fembot

Robyn has been called everything from the “queen of icy hotness” to the “Europop antidote to Lady Gaga.” I just call her awesome. In 2010, Robyn toured up a storm and released three mini albums: Body Talk Pt. 1, Body Talk Pt. 2, and finally Body Talk on Cherrytree/Interscope and Konichiwa Records, the label she established in 2005. After the jump, Robyn talks to The Frisky about time machines, how she picks the perfect stage outfit, and the TV show she’d like to write the theme song for. Keep reading »

Vanity Fair Unveils Their 2011 Hollywood Issue Cover

Behold, Vanity Fair‘s 17th annual Hollywood Issue cover. Anne Hathaway is front and center of the first gatefold, which is the section you’ll see on newsstands, and she’s surrounded by guy candy Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, and her Oscars co-host James Franco. Some other things I’m noticing here: Olivia Wilde and Mila Kunis look almost identical thanks to barely-there black dresses and similar hair styling. Also, how cute that Rashida Jones is bottle-feeding that little lion cub. [Oh nice. A tiny bit of diversity! -- Editor] I give big props to VF for including Noomi Rapace, of the Swedish “Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” movies. And that older bartender who’s barely visible? It’s Robert Duvall. Click here to see the image larger, so you can study it in detail, too. Keep reading »

I’m Secretly Excited To See “Never Say Never”


I thought I was immune to the charms of boy idol, Justin Bieber, and then I saw the trailer for his new movie “Never Say Never.” It’s like “8 Mile,” for the middle class ‘tween set. All it took was two 3-second clips of him drumming on a kitchen chair at the age of four and busking on a street corner at age eight to get me all choked up. The next thing I knew I was cruising the web to find out when and where I could catch the film. It opens February 11th, by the way. Looks like I’ve got Valentine’s Day plans after all. Arrgghh! What’s happening to me? How did I get reeled in to Bieberland? I know I’m a sucker for an underdog story, but does a 16-year-old pop superstar really qualify as an underdog? Does anyone else think “Never Say Never” looks amazing or have I just lost it? Keep reading »

Hello, Superman: 5 Things You Should Know About Henry Cavill

Faster than a speeding bullet, British actor Henry Cavill swooped in and snagged the role of Superman (and his equally hot yet mortal alter-ego, Clark Kent) in the new film directed by Zack Snyder. This guy must have acting skills of kryptonite because he beat out both Joe Manganiello and Jon Hamm for the role. I wonder who will be his Lois Lane? I certainly wouldn’t mind getting into a phone booth with him. After the jump five things you need to know about the man behind the cape. Keep reading »

The 2011 SAG Awards: The 7 Most Surprising Moments

The Screen Actors Guild Awards are best known for being, well, the awards show that happens between the Golden Globes and the Oscars. But, it has a good reputation for being a predictor of who will win at the latter, which is why we watch even though awards season can get overwhelming. Luckily, last night’s show brought some highly amusing moments. After the jump, the ones that surprised us most.
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A Mousepad For Perverts

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I didn’t know a mousepad could be a dealbreaker, but a upskirt simulator is. Perp alert! [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

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