James Franco To Play The Wizard. You Know, The Wizard Of Oz.

I have a theory that James Franco must have found a genie in a bottle at some point during his life, and wished to have 48 hours in a single day while the rest of us only get 24. Not only is the dude gearing up to host the Oscars, working on a zillion graduate degrees, directing movie versions of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying and Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, starring in a Linda Lovelace biopic and heading to Broadway—but as of this morning, he has also been tapped to play the Wizard in “Oz, The Great and Powerful.” The film is a “Wizard of Oz” prequel that tells the story of how the dude ended up in a hot air balloon to Oz, later standing behind a curtain in the Emerald City. Apparently, he was a con man who had the hots for Glinda, the good witch. Keep reading »

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld Thinks Wrinkles Are Beautiful

Wrinkles can be beautiful. They’re part of who you are, your charm and your history. And I’m not for plastic surgery — I’d feel like I was cheating on myself.”

— Model Julia Restoin-Roitfeld has an attitude about wrinkles that I just love. I’m surprised the daughter of French Vogue‘s former editor has such a healthy outlook! [Glamour] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: And I Thought My Addictions Were Strange…

Thanks to the new TV show, “My Strange Addiction,” I have nothing to feel ashamed about. The TLC series, which offers rubbernecking shock value, made my own struggles with addiction seem more commonplace. Keep reading »

Dr. Phil Tells Mom To Not Let Son Play With Barbies

Dr. Phil doesn’t want your son to be “confused” — especially if “confused” means “gay.” Not that one of America’s most prominent psychological experts (thanks a lot, Oprah) comes right out and says being gay is bad. The gay and lesbian blog Queerty points us to DrPhil.com, where he kindly suggests a mother “direct” her son away from the clothes and toys “for girls” to which he is gravitating. “Don’t buy him Barbie dolls or girl’s clothes,” he writes. “You don’t want to do things that seem to support the confusion at this stage of the game …Take the girl things away, and buy him boy toys.” Keep reading »

Photoshop Fail: Victoria’s Secret’s Ampu-Tee-Shirt

How sad! Model Marisa Miller appears to have lost her arm in a tragic airbrushing accident while wearing Victoria’s Secret’s “Sexiest Polo.” [Victoria's Secret via Jezebel] Keep reading »

The Good, The Bad & The Most WTF 2011 Super Bowl Commercials

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The Super Bowl is a big night for the NFL and its fans, but some might say it’s an even bigger night for the companies who spend a lot of dough on the highly coveted commercial slots. Here are our picks for the best, worst, and most WTF commercials that aired last night. Which were your favorites and which failed to impress?
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