Who Is This Oscar Guy, Anyway?

When you’ve been writing about the Oscars as much as I have been this week, an inevitable question pops into your head: why is an Academy Award called an Oscar? Apparently, no one is 100 percent sure. But the most accepted version of the story is that the first time the Academy librarian saw the little statue, she said that it looked like her Uncle Oscar. (Really? Because I think he looks like a golden robot.) The name took hold informally—a columnist used it in print for the first time in 1939, in a piece about Katharine Hepburn. Five years later, the Academy decided to adopt the name for themselves. Just a little trivia for you to bust out at your viewing party. [Oscars.org] Keep reading »

5-Year-Old Future Frisky Editrix Gets Remixed

We shoulda saw it coming — that five-year-old girl who doesn’t want to marry you yet (before she has a job) has been given the auto-tune treatment. So at least you can dance in the meantime? Keep reading »

10 Stars Who Bit The Hand That Feeds Them

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Charlie Sheen did a difficult thing this week—he managed to get the most popular sitcom on television canceled for the rest of the season. After ranting about “Two and a Half Men” co-creator Chuck Lorre in a radio interview and calling him a “contaminated little maggot,” Lorre announced yesterday that production on the series was being halted. Good news, since the show is horrible. Bad news, since it means a lot of people are now out of work. But Charlie isn’t too upset. He wrote Radar Online this morning to tell them, “I’m close to securing a deal with HBO for a 10 show guarantee. It will be epic, all types of guests, and we will focus on the truth and the absurd!” According to Charlie, the show will be called “Sheen’s Corner” and he’ll be earning $5 million per episode for the show. Which sounds highly suspect considering that he was already the highest paid actor on TV for “Two and a Half Men,” pulling in $2 mill an episode. [PopEater]

Oh, but Charlie is far from the first celebrity to bite the hand that fed them. After the jump, some more stars with loose lips.

Rape Victim Was “Inviting” Sexual Assault With Provocative Dress, Flirting

Watch out, because I am going to throw things. A judge in Manitoba has ruled that a 2006 rape victim who was wearing a tube top, high heels, makeup and no bra was sending “mixed signals” that “sex was in the air” to her rapist, Kenneth Rhodes, who was merely insensitive to the fact the sex near a “darkened highway” was not consensual. “This is a case of misunderstood signals and inconsiderate behavior,” said Queen’s Bench Justice Robert Dewar, who called Rhodes a “clumsy Don Juan.” Keep reading »

10 Celebrity Hairstyle Inspirations

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Jennifer Aniston has been making news with her new bob. I think it looks fab, but there was nothing wrong with her hair before. So what inspired Jen to make the snip? “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” drove her to her hairdresser, Chris McMillan’s, chair. She simply didn’t want to look anything like them. Ouch. I can’t wait to see which one of them comes back next season with an Aniston bob. I think the ‘do would compliment Taylor Armstrong’s trout pout really well. Click through to find out what motivated some more celebrity hair makeovers. [Daily Mail UK]

The Muppets Cover LCD Soundsystem

Happy Friday! The Muppets take on LCD Soundsystem’s “Dance Yrself Clean.” I don’t think it’s possible for this video to be anymore charming. It’s a new genre. Puppet rock [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

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