How does a women’s studies professor get a roomful of disinterested students excited about women’s historical contributions? Through the magic powers of rap, of course. When Professor Hannah Scott can’t get her class to pay attention, she enlists a team of campus rappers to teach her how to rap — and creates an original jam about famous female inventors throughout history. But will it work? [Funny or Die] Keep reading »
You may have heard of the novelist Jonathan Franzen, who always seems to be in the news about something. In 2001, he dissed Oprah — Oprah! — for having “schmaltzy” taste after she chose his novel, The Corrections, for her book club and then she rescinded the offer. His latest novel, Freedom, has already grabbed headlines after President Obama purchased a copy for his summer vacation reading. High brow, this one is.
Now Jonathan Franzen is at the center of yet another media s**tstorm after the author Jodi Picoult tweeted a pissy comment about his latest review in The New York Times Book Review. “NYT raved about Franzen’s new book,” Picoult tweeted. “Is anyone shocked? Would love to see the NYT rave about authors who aren’t white male literary darlings.” Keep reading »
According to a new tell-all biography, Vivien Leigh, best known as Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone With the Wind,” had a few dirty secrets under that hoop skirt. What was really going on behind the scenes of her fairytale marriage to Laurence Olivier? Find out after the jump. Keep reading »
Poor Sally Draper! “Mad Men”‘s lisping spawn of Don and Betty is having a hard time in the aftermath of her parents’ divorce and Grandpa Gene’s death; she’s acting out in ways that stupify her dad and piss off her mom. On last night’s episode, Sally chopped off her hair (I thought she did a decent job of it, actually), which inspired a hard slap from Betty, who’s becoming more and more detestable (and less sympathetic) with each episode. Then 10-year-old Sally was, gasp
, busted masturbating while watching The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
at a sleepover, which of course prompted Betty to send her to a therapist. All of this made me think two things: 1) SAVE SALLY DRAPER! and 2) Were you ever caught diddling as a kid or teen? Tell us in the comments! Keep reading »
Dear Christina Aguilera,
Mariah here. You know me as multi-platinum zillion-selling recording artist Mariah Carey, but you can just call me Mimi. Me and a few of the S&M crew (that’s singing and movies crew, guys!) wanted to reach out to you because we heard you had a new movie coming out, called “Burlesque.”
First: Soooooo sorry about Lady Gaga stealing your whole kooky blonde lady steez — we heard you had to cancel a bunch of dates on your last tour because you just couldn’t get it together. No worries, mama.
But back to “Burlesque.” Keep reading »
Fall in love with Vogue creative director Grace Coddington in “The September Issue”? Lucky us. Some smartypants publisher has convinced Anna Wintour’s right-hand woman to pen a memoir. She’ll share her life as a model in ’60s London and her decades-plus at both British and American Vogue. Grace’s book will be co-written with the former editor-in-chief of Men’s Vogue.
But it’s not all good news in the style section of your local bookstore … Keep reading »
There’s nothing better to do on a lazy summer day than lay in the park and cloud-gaze. It’s an elephant … an ice cream cone … a peen? There’s no mistake. This cumulus looks like c**k. After the jump, some more undeniably wang-like clouds. Ah, the majesty of nature. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Sometimes you don’t even need a group of friends to have a good time. So, put your cell phone away, shut down your laptop, and start doing things for you! In honor of Love Yourself Week, we compiled a list of awesome things you can do by yourself. Here are the 10 best ones! Keep reading »
For the dudes (or the ladies) who can’t find a decent date, why not try a more captive audience … like inmates. Three new online dating sites, Prison Inmates, Cellblockmail, and Meet-An-Inmate allow you to find the prisoner pen pal of your dreams. If things go well, maybe she will call you collect or let you deposit funds into her commissary account. I’m personally a fan of Sandy, the 56-year-old dental hygienist looking for the “Abott to her Costello.” Uh, dare I ask what landed her in the slammer for murder in the second degree? Actually, I’m not sure I want to know. After the jump, the most eligible bachelorettes behind bars. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »