Andrej Pejic Says His Looks Are “Personal”

“The way I need to look, it’s a very personal thing. When I started experimenting, it was to make myself feel happy, to look in the mirror and be satisfied. I never did drag or anything like that. It was always that I wanted to be pretty, to look beautiful, as a girl would want to … In this society, if a man is called a woman, that’s the biggest insult he could get. Is that because women are considered something less?”

–Gender-bending model Andrej Pejic on his androgynous looks. I find it fascinating that Pejic says that he needs to look the way that he does — it highlights that, for transgender people, the desire to dress or perform as one gender identity or another isn’t simply a matter of dress up, but one of necessity. Pejic also says that he doesn’t ever mind being mistaken for a woman, despite the idea that men typically balk at being called female, and brings up an interesting hypothesis as to why. [NYMag] Keep reading »

11 Celebrity Penis Names

11 Celeb Penis Nicknames
It’s a special kind of man who nicknames his wang. From time to time, we are privy to the pet names of celebrity peckers. Do we want to know? Not really … well, kind of. Okay, yes! Click away to find out how famous dudes refer to their weens. Related: The 13 Craziest Penis Accidents Ever

Dressing Cats Up In Costumes Is Animal Torture I Can Get Behind

For the past 15 years, the storied Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan has hosted a cat fashion show, in honor of its famed housecat, Matilda. This year’s fashion show brought out a wide array of well-coiffed kitties, dressed to the nine-lives (BARF) in the finest cat costume creations their crazy owners could find. Of course, there’s nothing more displeasing to a cat than being shoved fluff first into a cat-sized version of a party dress. And that’s what makes the Algonquin’s fashion show that much more enjoyable to watch. After the jump, some additional participants in this year’s stroll down the runway. Keep reading »

Maddox Jolie-Pitt: Movie Star?

Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith aren’t the only parents in town who can turn their oldest son into an action star before his 12th birthday. Apparently, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have the same path in mind for Maddox Jolie-Pitt. Brad has apparently named Maddox for the lead role in “Battling Boy,” his production company’s adaptation of a graphic novel about a kid who is the son of a god. The movie is on track to be in theaters by 2013. I could squawk, call this nepotism, and say, “Hey Brad, let some other kids audition,” but the truth is that I’ve always thought Maddox was the awesomest with his mohawk and rad style. I’ll just hope Shiloh is next for the action star treatment. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

10 Celebrities Who Had Crazy Childhoods

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Rose McGowan decided to open up about her childhood in the latest issue of The Advocate and, man, did she have a tale to tell. Born into the Children of God cult, her family lived in Italy but returned to the States when she was 10. At age 13, McGowan ran away and found a home with a community of drag queens in Portland. “I was taken in by the most amazing drag queens … We didn’t always know where our next meal was coming from, but there was so much camaraderie and love. Not to mention, those girls could paint a face, and I learned how because of them … I could finagle my way into lots of different [clubs] … Whether it was how I danced or the way I looked, I was always quite celebrated in the gay clubs,” she revealed. Um, I hope she writes a book about this. [Huffington Post]

Rose is not the only celeb who has spoken about her unusual childhood. Click through to see some more celebrities whose beginnings were hardly cookie-cutter.

Related: 6 Incredibly Bad Moments In Celebrity Parenting

Evening Quickies: Emma Stone Was A Partridge Family Wannabe

  • No, no, no, Emma Stone. Someone’s unearthed a video of the (then-brunette) starlet competing on the 2004 reality show “In Search of The Partridge Family.” Emma Stone won the role of Laurie Partridge, but the series was canceled after the pilot, which never aired. Anyway, you must watch “Emily Stone” singing in this epically cheesy clip from the show. [Jezebel]
  • TLC has canceled “Kate Plus 8,” starring Kate Gosselin and her brood of eight children, after a 150-episode run. I guess this quality program just wasn’t the same without her yelling at Jon, was it, TLC? [People]
  • Bravo’s “Real Housewives” are going on tour to Atlantic City, Chicago and Atlanta to talk about … well, what, exactly, I don’t know. Narcissism? Wine throwing? [The AV Club]

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