Anna Nicole Smith died ignobly, but perhaps an opera at the Royal Opera House in London will redeem her. Nah, probably not. “Anna Nicole,” which is not so much an ode to the woman born Vickie Lynn Hogan but a musical rendering of her tragic life, will play February 17 to March 4. The buxom billionaire’s widow will be played by Eva-Maria Westbroe, a Dutch soprano who has also performed in operas by Puccini and Verdi. Supposedly, the opera will be a capital-I Intellectual analysis of Anna’s scheming, wanton lifestyle, drug abuse and binge eating. And it will be a classy affair, let me tell you: The libretto was written by the same guy who wrote “Jerry Springer: The Opera” and a brochure for the show warns the faint of heart of “extreme language, drug abuse and sexual content.” For an opera based on Anna Nicole Smith’s life, I would expect nothing less. [Guardian UK] Keep reading »
“Everyone was so worried about who was going to want to see this movie…I remember them being like, ‘How do you get guys to a ballet movie? How do you get girls to a thriller?’ And the answer is a lesbian scene. Everyone wants to see that.”
— Natalie Portman on the crafty way in which “Black Swan” was made appealing to a wide audience [EW.com] Keep reading »
Disclaimer: none of what I am about to say applies to Kiki T’s Friskyscopes. If you are part of the 25 percent of Americans who believe in the predictive power of astrology, you may want to stop reading now. As it turns out, our horoscopes may not be as accurate as we think. Why? Well, because in the last 2,500 years, the alignment of the stars has shifted due to the wobbling movement of the Earth or something like that. In fact, our respective Zodiac signs have moved about a month ahead. Crap. Does this mean that, astrologically speaking, I’m an Aquarius now? I am going to have to consult my Tarot cards for guidance. [Live Science] Keep reading »
For the most part, we’re wash ‘n’ go gals, but occasionally we actually take the time to do our hair. On such occasions that we want to rock the stick-straight look, we depend on this hairdresser-approved flat iron to take us into Cher-circa-1972 territory. The ceramic plate iron heats up to five temperature settings and is suitable for use on all hair types, giving anyone who uses it seriously glossy, pin-straight locks. Over the years, we’ve tested many different flatirons and this one, at least so far, has a permanent spot in our bathroom cabinet.
“Teen Mom” star Amber Portwood has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons lately. Most recently, she was arrested for domestic abuse, based on footage from the reality TV program that showed the young mother beating the crap out of her boyfriend, Gary Shirley. Now, rumor has it that she’s telling folks that Vivid Video is offering her half a million dollars to star in a porn movie. Vivid, which has put out most of the high-profile celebrity sex tapes of the last few years, has a long history of courting public spectacles for pornos. So what does Vivid say? “We can’t comment on any discussions that we may or may not be having with Amber.” We’re going to take that as a yes. [Hollywood Life] Keep reading »
Be warned, this tale isn’t for the faint of heart. A 22-year-old British man chopped off his testicles and tossed them in a park. Um, why, you ask? Well, this was his idea of a DIY sex change. Chesterfield Royal Hospital in Derbyshire reported: “A man in his early twenties presented himself at the hospital minus his testicles, which he had removed the previous day.” Apparently, the endeavor, the man stated, was less painful than he had expected. After attempting to de-male himself, he tossed his testes into Queens Park in Chesterfield, leading one local to state: “A few people have stopped walking their dogs in the park for fear of what they’ll dig up.” If you’re having a sex change, best to stick with the professionals. [The Sun] Keep reading »