“I’m not easy. I’m difficult to be in a relationship with. I’m not that feminine, I’m kind of a little bit too direct for some men, but that’s good because those men don’t like me anyway so they don’t even come near me.”
—Chelsea Handler on the burdens — or blessings? — of being a strong woman on the dating scene. I hear ya, Chelsea. It’s hard out there for a girl who calls it like it is. [PopEater] Keep reading »
If I could take a trip anywhere in the world, I’d choose … Oz. As in the place over the rainbow, not the prison. So I am very excited about Disney’s upcoming “Oz: The Great And Powerful,” a prequel to everyone’s favorite tale about a girl following the yellow brick road. The cast so far is stellar. The very busy James Franco will play the guy behind the curtain. Mila Kunis will play Theodora, who goes on to become the Wicked Witch of the West. Rachel Weisz will be Evanora, the already evil Wicked Witch of the East.
And now, the movie finally has its Glinda, after much debate. Keep reading »
There are a lot of advantages to being a pop star: the money, men and adoration are great, we’re sure. But another plus? You get to wear slinky catsuits that would make you seem completely batcrackers in any other context. Over the weekend, both “American Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger broke out their sexy adult onesies for concerts. But they’re certainly not the only ones. After the jump, some of our favorite jumpsuit moments in pop history.
The best photographers capture an unexpected, unscripted moment. Like when Woody Allen focused his gaze on Rachel McAdams’ chesticles at a screening of his new movie, “Midnight in Paris.” Click! The look on his face is an added bonus. [New York City, 5/17/11] Keep reading »
More high art on the way from Mr. James Franco. For his latest project, he is participating in a group art show called “Rebel,” a nod to “Rebel Without a Cause.” Part of the Venice Biennale and promoted by MOCA, the show is being described as a “fracturing [of] the themes and events housed within the original film and reframing them in an unresolved conceptual amalgam.” Whatever that means. Gotta love high art speak. Can anyone translate? Anyhow, James’ solo contribution is an homage to the late actor, Brad Renfro, who died of a heroin overdose in 2008, his co-star in the movie “Deuces Wild.” It is a documentation (both on photo and film) of James having Brad’s name carved into his right arm with a switchblade. I can’t tell if this sounds like artistic genius or bloated indulgence. I guess I’d have to see it. Either way, it’s pretty hardcore for James to walk around with a dead friend’s name carved into his arm. [LA Times]
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In a piece she penned for the latest issue of New York magazine, Roseanne Barr discusses her experience as a feminist pioneer in media. Throughout the piece she shares anecdotes about struggling to make it in a male-dominated industry. Of the most interest to me were her anecdotes about the females she encountered along the way. She writes about women that screwed her over and disrespected her and others that supported her and stuck up for her. One description of a non-supportive female colleague stuck out:
“This producer was a woman, a type I became acquainted with at the beginning of my stand-up career in Denver. I cared little for them: blondes in high heels who were so anxious to reach the professional level of the men they worshipped, fawned over, served, built up, and flattered that they would stab other women in the back. They are the ultimate weapon used by men against actual feminists who try to work in media, and they are never friends to other women, you can trust me on that.”
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