Would you sign an employment contract that warned you of humiliation, exposure to STDs, physical violence, or death? Me neither. But that’s all in a day’s work for cast members of MTV’s “The Real World.” The Village Voice got its hands on a 30-page, unsigned contract for the lovable drunks on “The Real World” and let’s just say MTV lawyers have got their asses covered. Keep reading »
Last night’s finale of “The Bachelorette” was epic—all in all, I watched five hours of Ashley Hebert and her dudes between the “Men Tell All” special (which I forgot to watch Sunday night), the finale proper, and the “After the Final Rose” wrap-up. And I’m happy to report that these concluding hours were … surprisingly satisfying after a season filled with eye-roll inspiration!
So who did Ashley walk away from Fiji with? After the jump, the good, bad, and WTF moments from last night. And big duh—SPOILER ALERT. Keep reading »
Bethany Hamilton is one of my heroes. In 2003, she was out for a morning surf in Hawaii when she was attacked by a shark. She lost her arm and 60 percent of her blood—another inch or two and the bite would’ve been fatal. But Bethany didn’t let this traumatic event get her down or even end her surfing career. She got back in the water and relearned how to surf with a single arm. She even returned to the competitive surfing circuit, which is so, so badass. So I’m pretty interested to see “Soul Surfer,” the movie based on Hamilton’s memoir, which comes out on DVD today. It stars AnnaSophia Robb as Bethany, and also marks Carrie Underwood‘s first attempt at acting. Inspiring stuff, even if the reviews say it gets a touch cheesy.
I know it’s a question that has kept you up at night for months—whatever happened to Lady Gaga‘s meat dress? Apparently, it did not end up as maggot food. After Gaga wore the dress at the 2010 VMAs, her handlers stuck it in the freezer, though parts were already decomposing a tad. From there, the dress went to a California taxidermist by the name of Sergio Vigalato. It took him almost four months, but he was finally able to preserve the dress in a form that doesn’t need refrigeration. And the garment is now on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. The moral of this story is: it’s better to eat your meat than wear it. And this is coming from a vegetarian. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
Sometimes you’re like, “Whatever happened to mid-oughts rapper DMX, he of the many dog-fighting arrests, dramatic ‘Behind the Music’ episode, and anthemic ‘Up In Here’” track?” While walking around West Philadelphia this weekend, I think I may have found out. Keep reading »
In July, the summer seems so plentiful. There’s plenty of time to learn to sail and ride bikes in the park. But today is August 1—the date when, every year, I start feeling like summer is slipping through my fingertips, like the metaphorical sand I haven’t used to build a sandcastle. So my number one priority for this week is to spend as much time as possible outdoors. My second priority? To enjoy this week’s crop of movies, music and television. Hey, they are just as lovely as a long nap in a hammock.
After the jump, the shows, albums, flicks, and more you won’t want to miss this week. Keep reading »