Last night, porn star Sasha Grey made her premiere on “Entourage,” playing herself as the sort-of girlfriend of Vincent Chase played by Adrian Grenier. Presumably, Grey was brought on the show to “spice things up” a bit. The show’s neither as funny, interesting, nor innovative as it used to be, so someone must have decided “porn star!” was the answer. How was Grey? Keep reading »
A chat with Roxana Shirazi is a delight. She’s thoughtful, articulate and you just want to steal that lovely, soft-spoken British accent out of her throat and run off with it. So it’s pretty easy to forget this London-based Iranian author has written the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll memoir about insatiable sex drives, peeing on rock stars, and cunnilingus with groupies.
The Last Living Slut: Born In Iran, Bred Backstage is one of the craziest memoirs I’ve ever read and not just for the stunning narrative arc. Although she writes about childhood growing up in Tehran, Iran, during the Iranian Revolution, and the sexual and physical abuse she suffers from her friends and family, Roxana also gives us a peek into a balls-out, X-rated life most of us couldn’t imagine. Co-published by Neil Strauss, author of The Game, and Anthony Bozza, her book is also about becoming a teenage belly dancer at underground London clubs, then a rock ‘n’ roll scenester who beds her rock star idols — guys from Guns N’ Roses and Buckcherry, to name just a few.
It’s funny. It’s gross. And it’s unlike any memoir I’ve ever read. So I called up the woman who carries around a vibrator in her purse and asked Roxana Shirazi to talk about growing up in a fundamentalist Islamic culture, her abortion, female jealousy, and the meaning of the word “slut.” Keep reading »
Maybe it was because last night’s episode of “Mad Men” was a little slow—my brain couldn’t process that it was Christmas time—but I found myself actually paying attention to the commercials. Yes, commercials are always annoying, but last night’s were particularly so. I couldn’t help but be especially irked by the blatant sexism in the Clorox and Dove ads. Before you roll your eyes, let me explain what I mean. Keep reading »
“Jersey Shore” is back bitches! Here’s the Cliff’s Notes: People are road trippin’ to Miami, Angelina is trying to show her slutty side, Sammi and Ronnie are “single” but continue to fight,The Situation and Pauly D are still egomaniacs, J-WoWW looks like a porn star, Vinny is holding out for quality chicks to bang, and naturally Obama implemented the tanning tax just to spite them all. But can we talk about how I fell in love with Snooki all over again? Like when she said that “eating fried pickles was a life-changing experience.” I couldn’t agree more. Frickles (fried + pickles) just so happens to be my favorite food. BuzzFeed pulled together some of the best moments from last night’s premiere, and all of mine involved Snooki, the little show-stopper. More of my favorite Snooki quotes after the jump. Keep reading »
It’s a very rare thing that I want to see all the movies that are coming out, especially since there are some seriously craptastic things being produced these days. And as this summer fades in to autumn’s chill, you’re running out of time to take advantage of the long days and sweat-soaked nights. Spend an afternoon in the sun and then soak up all the AC your pores can hold in the darkness of a movie theater. This week, you can choose from “Dinner for Schmucks,” “Charlie St. Cloud,” “The Extra Man,” “The Dry Land” and “Spoken Word.” Keep reading »
So, apparently, Lauren Conrad, Kristin Cavallari and crew didn’t just waste countless hours of our time when we watched them on “Laguna Beach.” They also sparked a crime wave in their hometown. Two assistant professors at Occidental College were interested in the question of whether reality TV attracted delinquency to an area, and decided to use Laguna Beach as a test case. When they analyzed crime data from the town, they found that between the years of 2004 and 2006, when the show was on the air, that crime did indeed increase. There was an average of 50 more non-residential burglaries a month and about one more rape every three months. Meanwhile, in a nearby almost identical town, there was no spike in crime over this time. Also interesting—that it’s non-residential robberies which increased in Laguna rather than break-ins. Their theory? Because the homes shown on TV were generally gated. [Newser, AOL News]
We wonder what this means for Coto de Caza and Franklin Lakes, home of the Orange County and New Jersey “Real Housewives,” respectively. Keep reading »
The end of summer is a very sad thing that I don’t even want to talk about because I can’t stand the thought of having to wait nine months before tank tops and beach naps again. But there is one silver lining: fall television. It’s when new shows launch and our faves return for another round. And this year, I can’t help but notice that a lot of shows have some very, very exciting guest stars lined up. After the jump, the ones I’m looking forward to the most.
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Today, July 30, will forever be known as D-Day in “American Idol” land. I’m reeling, trying to make sense of what the heck happened in the last 24 hours that has very likely demolished my favorite guilty pleasure competition show. Can things ever be the same again? I fear not. After the jump, the demise of “Idol” as we know it, play by bloody play. Keep reading »