Erica Watson and I have been friends for a year now and even I raised my eyebrows when I heard she was calling her one-woman comedy show “Fat Bitch.” Bitch is a touchy word for a one-woman show to begin with, but…Fat Bitch?! What’s this woman thinking?
Hey, Erica? If I were appearing in a movie produced by Oprah, alongside Mariah Carey and Mo’nique, I’d be telling EVERYONE.
Read on for my chat with Erica Watson about how she had to scream at a nine-year-old girl in “Precious,” the ridiculous number of lame-o exes who’ve bought her a gym membership or a treadmill as a “gift,” and why you should never tell a plus-sized woman “You have such a pretty face!”
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Despite the “Is Disney Racist?” controversy surrounding “The Princess and the Frog,” my mixed feelings over the entire frilly pink princess marketing regime and the fact that I’m a grown woman, I’m unabashedly excited for the first hand-animated Disney cartoon in what feels like forever. Almost against my will, I’m overwhelmed with the warm happy memories of being taken to see Ariel in “The Little Mermaid,” getting my own popcorn, and leaving the theater with a song on my lips that annoyed my parents and teachers for two years. I can’t help it. This video is like nostalgia-crack to an addict. Keep reading »
Brooklyn hipsters need more positive encouragement like I need a hole in the head. But I’m still thrilled my girl Ellen Page is writing a comedy for HBO about mankind’s most poser-ific social group. The “Juno” star, along with Alia Shawkat from “Arrested Development” and Sean Tillmann (aka musician Har Mar Superstar), will write and produce Stich N’ Bitch, a show about two hipster girls who move from Williamsburg, Brooklyn to Silver Lake, Los Angeles in a passionate quest to be artistes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, any of the three actors might star in the show but no roles have been cast yet. Oh, pretty please, Ellen? I can’t imagine anyone else I want to watch suffer for their art.
By the way, for those of you who aren’t in the know, Stitch N’ Bitch is a series of knitting how-to books written by Debbie Stoller, the editor-in-chief and publisher of Bust, one of our favorite mags. Great name, ladies! [The Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »
It’s no exaggeration when I say that a ton of magazines closed this week. Conde Nast’s Gourmet (sob) and Cookie have heard the death knell. That’s why I was surprised to see that a new one, Get Married, is launching. Seriously, another bridal magazine? Why is a company introducing a new bridal publication after it’s just been announced that Elegant Bride and Modern Bride are folding? Has anyone caught a peek of Get Married? [Gawker] Keep reading »
Show of hands: how many of you suffered through countless hours of piano lessons as a kid only to grow into an adult who has no space for a real piano in her apartment? Fret not, my friends. This is the Internet Age where all things are possible. YouTube can makes stars out of anyone, lonely souls can find love across the world and now you — yes you! — can play the piano once again from the privacy of your own home (even if it’s the size of a closet). Thanks to the Virtual Piano, we can all let our inner Gagas out to play. Just don’t forget to put on pants before you go out! [via Scanner] Keep reading »
Our friends at Nerve have an excerpt from the latest book by Frank Warren of PostSecret fame: PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God. If you’re not familiar with PostSecret, it’s a website where readers submit homemade postcards that reveal their most intimate confessions. In a slide show, Nerve has selected some of the best of the bunch, many of them focusing on relationships, with confessions ranging from happy masturbation fantasies to wishing one’s ex dead. [Nerve] Keep reading »
As we reported yesterday, Alexander McQueen
‘s big live-streaming fashion show was ruined by Lady Gaga
when she let it slip on Twitter that her new single, “Bad Romance,” would premiere there. Unfortunately, unless you’re a fashion editor or part of the style elite, you didn’t get to see or hear anything because the rush of Gaga fans to the website caused it to crash. So without further adieu, here’s what you missed. Do we likey? Keep reading »
Being married didn’t stop host Meredith Vieira from throwing herself at a handsome Navy pilot who appeared as a guest on “Who Want to Be a Millionaire?” Max Shuman showed up in uniform to compete on the game show, where he seemed to be blindsided by Vieira’s nonstop, cougar-esque advances. “You are one handsome guy — woah!” Vieira solicited the clearly embarrassed Shuman. The host went on to make suggestive comments as the Virginia Beach, Virginia pilot attempted to answer his questions. “I’m a old horny woman!” she declared. Uh, yup. Poor Max. [BuzzFeed
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Earlier this week, I was watching “Gossip Girl,” and during a commercial break, an ad for Target came on. I’m not really sure what the Bullseye was promoting though, because all I could focus on were the words being sung in the background. “One day I woke up, and there was more to love…” I quickly jotted down a few lines from the lyrics, then turned to my computer and Googled the phrases. A couple minutes later, after scrolling through a page or two of search results, I found what I was looking for: “More to Luv” by Minnutes. Keep reading »
“The Wizard of Oz” just turned 70
, and in honor of the anniversary, Newsweek
got together the original munchkins from the flick for an interview. You will definitely want to watch the clip above, where they reveal that when the movie was announced, little people flocked to Hollywood to get Munchkin roles. Also fascinating—evidently, Toto made more than they did. Doh. Keep reading »