Really, what was up with that Scarlett Johansson
and Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock, you were such a class act until this moment. You showed up at the Razzie’s to accept your “Worst Actress” awards. You took the high road when ex Jesse James cheated on your with Miss Nazi Face Tattoos. You even adopted a friggin’ baby and hid him from the paparazzi for months! Then you won career-long accolades at the MTV Movie Awards with effusive praise from Bradley Cooper and Betty White and even a movie montage. I actually had tears in my eyes!
Then you and Scarlett locked lips. Was that really necessary? Girl-on-girl kisses are so cliché. Let’s leave the publicity stunt faux lesbianism to people who need a career boost — not people who already have an incredible career. Keep reading »
It’s barely summer, but it’s already getting to the point where people are sweating the second they step outside. And for me, inside, since I refuse to blight my window with an air conditioning unit. It’s this time of the year that I remember why movie theaters are so great—air conditioning! Thankfully, there are some interesting movies coming out this week, including the hilarious “Get Him to the Greek,” terrifying “Splice,” romantic funny “Killers,” or just plain silly “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead.” Now go get some air! Keep reading »
We love Miranda July‘s book (No One Belongs Here More Than You) and movie (“Me and You and Everyone We Know”). So, shocker, we also dig her art. She has a new exhibit up in New York’s Union Square called “Eleven Heavy Things” and it’s pretty awesome. Most of the “things” are pedestals and screens with text scrawled on them by July. The difference between this setting and an art museum is that people are encouraged to interact with the sculptures. One person-sized rectangle has a hole where you stick your face—on the front it reads, “What I look like when I’m lying.” Another is a set of three pedestals folks are supposed to stand on for photo ops—one says “The Guilty One,” the next says “The Guiltier One,” and the tallest reads, “The Guiltiest One.” Another personal favorite, a tall wall with a tiny hole in it, says, “This is not the first hole my finger has been in. Nor is it the last.” Cheeky! And there’s one pedestal that we bet will bring together at least one couple this summer; it reads, “We don’t know each other. We’re just hugging for the picture. When we’re done, we’ll walk away. Quickly.” [Flavorwire, ArtINFO] Keep reading »
I haven’t been a fan of Tyler Perry since I figured out his formula — no-good man wrongs strong black woman who is saved by do-right man with a lot of Madea thrown in for comic relief. That being said, I’m really excited to see his film version of Ntosake Shange’s acclaimed play “For Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.” This 1975 choreopoem, as Shange named it, consists of 20 poems performed by nameless women, who are known only by the color they wear. It explores the black woman’s experience with abandonment, love, domestic violence, rape, and abortion.
The characters in “For Colored Girls … ” speak to many women throughout the stages of their lives, which might be one reason Perry was able to secure such an all-star cast. Keep reading »
With the death of Rue McClanahan and the recent rise to superstardom of Betty White, I’ve had a whole lot of “Golden Girls” on the brain. I can’t believe Betty is the last friend standing. In honor of the ladies of 6151 Richmond Street, I plan to curl up with Rue’s memoir and eat some cheesecake this weekend. We learned so much from the girls—about friendship, love, and even about ourselves. After the jump, what your favorite “Golden Girl” says about you. Keep reading »
One of my most favorite pastimes is looking at awkward photos, especially of friends and loved ones. If they’re nice about it, I’ll even share my pics from 5th grade, when I wore an off-the-shoulder peasant top, frosted lipstick, and had big bangs. Fun stuff. I think the best awks pics I’ve seen are of my best friend when she was in middle school. Was there a reason why she wore a bolo tie in her 7th grade yearbook photo? Hours of laughter. Hours. A new blog, Before You Were Hot, documents the before and after of ugly ducklings becoming swans. Looking at awkwardly fug kids turn into hot adults is a good time guaranteed. Just trust me, you need to check it out. Some of my favorite fug-to-hottie transformations after the jump. [Urlesque] Keep reading »
OK, just because you are a “Real Housewife” and your face is plastered all over TV doesn’t mean you have to start making music. It was cute when NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” recorded “Tardy for the Party.” Then just absurd when LuAnn de Lesseps made “Money Can’t Buy You Class.” But now one of the ladies from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” is taking her turn in the recording studio. Danielle Staub is making her first foray into pop music by recording a duet with openly gay singer Lori Michaels called “Real Close.” Keep reading »