Supposedly, Britney Spears has been offered a role in an upcoming film that promises to be as much of a trainwreck as she is. The flick, called “The Yellow Star of Sophia,” is about the Holocaust, time travel, and (of course) love. If she accepts the role, Britney will be playing a gal who invents a time machine and travels back to World War II. She falls for a Jewish guy in a concentration camp, but their relationship is an epic failure because both of them get murdered by Nazis. Wait, what is a shiksa like Britney doing in a movie about Jews? Did these casting schmucks see “Crossroads?” If so, what on earth makes them think BritBrit can do a serious drama? Please tell me this isn’t supposed to be a comedy. [Haaretz] Keep reading »
Working in a very supportive nearly all-female office I find it extremely hard to believe that women can have a gender bias against themselves. But I guess if you’re one of the lucky women who have successfully surpassed the glass ceiling, it’s possible that once inside the velvet ropes you may have a conscious or subconscious desire to keep the female success club exclusive. If this is true, the triumphant women then might make it exceptionally challenging for the rest of womankind to thrive.
I pose this thought because of a recent New York Times article titled ‘Rethinking Gender Bias in Theater’ that discusses the state of gender bias in the theater community and proves this phenomenon. It explains that female artistic directors and literary managers are two parts, of a three-part reason, as to why significantly less shows written by female playwrights are staged than plays written by males. The statistic isn’t so bad that they’re calling in the female affirmative action troops… yet.
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You would think that with all the different advancements in communication having an affair would be easier. Not so, according to a survey by Telstra Corp, a dominant phone company in Australia. The survey found that 25 percent of Australian cell phone users found out their partner or someone else’s was being unfaithful through text messages. Keep reading »
A Japanese “scientist” claims he has composed a breast enhancing ringtone. According to Hideto Tomabechi, a woman can increase the size of her breasts in only 10 days if she listens to the ringtone 20 times every 24 hours. Sounds easy, but don’t get too excited just yet. The ring tone apparently has many layers of sound to stimulate breast tissue growth, but the predominate clamor is a baby shrieking. Actually, don’t get too excited period, as this seems to be one of the biggest/funniest cons in YouTube history. Watch this video to learn more about the “grow-your-boobs” ringtone, “convince-the-fat-from-your-butt-to-leave” ringtone, and something involving the Japanese police and cults. Keep reading »
No, Jonathan. No, no, no, no, no. You’re way too talented an actor, and far too attractive, to get taken down for crap like this. “Tudors” actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers (you know, the stone cold sex bomb who was in “Match Point”) was arrested by French police on Saturday afternoon after allegedly punching out a waiter in an airport restaurant. Agence France Press reports that the 31-year-old actor appeared too drunk to be served by a bartender at Le Quotidien restaurant in Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, which prompted Meyers to shout at the manager. (Not a good tactic, sweetie.) When a member of the waitstaff tried to intervene, Meyers punched him in the face. After a three hour stint in the drunk tank courtesy of French police, Meyers was released.
Meyers checked into rehab in 2007, the same year he was arrested for public drunkenness in Dublin. Perhaps it’s time for another trip? You’re behaving positively Lohan-esque, dude. [People] Keep reading »
Imagine a world where all public figures—regardless of whether they are real or not—got their just dues by landing themselves new jobs. That’s the goal of GetsAJob.com, a comedic cartoon blog by Aaron Bowersock, that imagines celebs and historic figures in such scenarios. In “Ariel (the Little Mermaid) gets a job as a stripper,” you see the red-headed Disney character struggling to mount a pole while two onlookers ask, “Should we be worried that she’s only sixteen?” “Nah, dude. She’s half-fish. It’s already pretty f**ked up.” Some other classics include the “The Hamburglar gets a job as a high school career adviser,” “The Terminator gets a job as an elderly-assistance robot,” and “Michael Vick gets a job as an activist.” We can’t help but wonder what Aaron would dream up for us…A Frisky blogger gets a job as….? Suggestions? Click after the jump to see a few others… [Gets A Job] Keep reading »
When my boyfriend announced that he was getting Lasik surgery a few months ago, I was unnerved. Glasses are my thing—one of those obscure attributes that immediately attracts me to somebody, no matter how brutish or repelling the rest of his personality may be. For one of my girlfriends, it’s large veins on a man’s forearms. For another, it’s a defined jaw line (to the extent that she lists Michael Bolton and Ed Harris as her top celebrity crushes because of it). For me, it’s a hot pair of … lenses. Keep reading »
Lenny still looks young enough to be his daughter Zoe‘s brother. [London, 6/24/09] Keep reading »