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This Means War: Tom Hardy Vs. Chris Pine

I would like to commend the casting directors behind the upcoming film, “This Means War,” for picking Tom Hardy and Chris Pine to star opposite Reese Witherspoon. Rather than picking a couple of super typical Hollywood beefcakes — like Ryan Reynolds or Will Smith — to play a pair of warring CIA operatives, Hardy and Pine aren’t major household names just yet. All that is sure to change on Valentine’s Day, when the film opens nationwide, and America becomes a little more familiar with Tom (who starred in “Warrior” and “Inception”) and Chris (who played Captain Kirk in “Star Trek”).

Hey, that means I suddenly have two dates for V-Day! But who do I prefer? Hmm … it’s a tough choice so let’s battle this out via a good ol’ fashioned face-off, shall?

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Movie Posters For “The Artist”‘s Jean DuJardin’s New Infidelity Film Cause Ruckus In France

Les Infideles movie posters

It is difficult to imagine the French getting worked up about movie posters, seeing as their Weight Watchers commercials are soft core porn. But new posters for “Les Infideles,” a film coming out later this month starring Jean DuJardin, the Golden Globe-winning star of “The Artist,” are causing un grand ruckus. “Les Infideles” will be a series of vignettes about male infidelity and ad campaign is pretty sexy. In one poster, Jean DuJardin holds a woman’s legs up in the air; in another, his costar apepars to be getting a BJ from a lady attending to his crotch. Pretty tame stuff, if you ask me, but at least one French magazine has pulled the ads and a French ad regulation agency advised they be taken down. Everybody calm down, at least there weren’t any words spelled out in semen. [Huffington Post]

Good For Gotye

As some of you may know, I used to DJ a ton, and music is still a HUGE part of my life. That’s why I LOVE  Spotify, and spend all day listening to it when I’m writing the stories and making the Internet. I’ve made a bunch of great mixes on there — like seriously great mixes — that you guys should subscribe to and check out! It’s also a great place to discover new (and sometimes old) music you might have mixed. (My user name is julie.gerstein). One artist I missed last year is Gotye, an Australian musician whose jams may veer a little on the easy-listening side of things, but whose cutting lyrics more than make up for the less-than-tough-guy jams. I’ve been obsessively listening to “Somebody That I Used to Know,” which also features vocalist Kimbra, and is about a breakup gone bad. “Told myself that you were right for me, but felt so lonely in your company,” he sings. The rest of the record is kinda whatever — actually, really whatever, but dang, that song is so good. [$9.99, Amazon]

Tavi Lends Her Voice To A New Animated Short Film

Julie Meets Tavi
Julie Gerstein fan-girled out when she met Tavi at Fashion Week. Read More »
Tavi's Music Video
Style blogger Tavi Gevinson stars in a music video for Wilco. Read More »
Will Tavi write a book?
Tavi Gevinson may write a book about... being Tavi Gevinson. Read More »
Tavi Lends Her Voice To A New Animated Short Film

It’s hard not to love Tavi. I’m generally opposed to any and all things “twee,” but Tavi has enough brains and sass to transcend the genre. When I first heard about this “13-year-old fashion blogger” a couple years ago, I envisioned a delusional, entitled teen brandishing her mother’s Birkin bag, shooting photos of herself on a $1,000+ digital camera she got for her birthday (thank god that kind of thing is mostly relegated to my hometown). In other words, a childlike slip of a girl with wide, unsettling eyes and an old soul was not the image that sprung to mind — but that’s Tavi! At first, I was a skeptic; now, I’m a fan … and pretty much everyone else is, too. Keep reading »

Cute Animal Alert: Dog Works In Mysterious Ways

Soldiers Reunite With Dogs
Soldiers reunite with their adopted Afgan dogs. Watch »
Dog And Baby
Dog tells baby to shut up. Watch »
Bulldog And Horse
A bulldog and horse become besties. Watch »
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This Golden Retriever pup is the hardest working dog in the vet office business. This little lady has learned how to retrieve papers from the printer and deliver them to waiting customers, which surely makes the vet bill go down a little easier. [YouTube] Keep reading »

Video: An Homage To McQueen In “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Premiere?

The fourth season of the wonderful “RuPaul’s Drag Race” premiered last night on Logo; the show’s thirteen new drag-queen contestants had to survive the “Rupocalypse,” the series’ first elimination. This Rupocalypse involved a challenging photo session with perennial reality-TV “star” Mike Ruiz, in which the queens had to pose on a spinning platform while being hosed down with “toxic waste” (read: neon-colored paint) by two near-naked male models. This might not seem like textbook McQueen, but the queens’ slow, off-kilter spin cycles in voluminous white dresses seemed very reminiscent of the iconic spring 1999 McQueen show’s finale, with model Shalom Harlow getting graffitied by two menacing robots. The challenge was in keeping with drag queens’ reputation for reappropriating fashion imagery in the best possible way, and not only because a good queen never misses the opportunity to make a phallic joke about hoses.

Watch a video of paint-covered queens falling all over themselves here…

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