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We kind of knew that Emma Watson was moving away from the bushy-haired adorable dorkiness of yesteryear, but we didn’t realize that she’d gotten so gorgeous until we saw Burberry’s new campaign images. The Brit brand scooped up Watson for their fall campaign and she looks damn fine all decked out in plaid and trench coats. She’s come a long way since her first year at Hogwarts!
Jean Touitou, designer of French brand A.P.C., had a Q&A with Hypebeast recently. Touitou had some harsh criticisms for the American male physique. “It’s impossible to have a huge man look elegant, that’s why in Asia they’re usually more handsome because the proportions are better,” he said. Now I’m not really into beefcakes, but there are some American male celebrities who look elegant in suits. And also, Touitou shouldn’t generalize the physiques of American because not all have “big chest and broad shoulders with skinny legs.” Fourteen male celebs in suits is enough to prove him wrong and add some brightness to your day.
It’s one thing for a comedian like Tina Fey to make fun of how inarticulate and fame-hungry Palin is. It’s another thing to say she dresses like a slut. But that’s what David Letterman of the Late Show did last night in his Top 10 roundup of “Highlights of Sarah Palin’s Trip To New York City,” when he said Palin must have “bought makeup at Bloomingdale’s to update her slutty flight attendant look.”
The rest of the list is actually pretty hilarious, but come on, we don’t have to be respectful of women only when we like them. Clip above!
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I can’t stop thinking about how insane it is that journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee were sentenced to 12 years in a North Korean labor camp for committing a still undefined crime. President Obama has promised to stop at nothing to get them released, but still—if I ever took my freedom for granted, I won’t anymore. What did these women do? Did they cross the Chinese border into North Korea illegally? Were they being used as bargaining chips in a U.N. debate? All we know is that they were chasing a human rights story for Current TV. Now the details of the story they were tracking are finally starting to emerge.
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There’s been some internet chatter recently about how Huffington Post, a blog with mostly liberal writers and a liberal slant on the news, publishes a lot of photos and slideshows of half-naked female celebs. Two years ago I was on staff at the Huffington Post and this was going on back then too. The ongoing hypocrisy of an ostensibly liberal politics site objectifying women’s bodies, sadly, is not new.
Susan Boyle ain’t got nothing on these dudes. On a type of “Sweden’s Got Talent” show, four wise alecks choreographed a naked dance as their “talent.” Mind you, these were cute, skinny, blond-haired wise alecks, so we can’t say we mind their childish antics too much. Calling it the “Crispbread Dance”, the guys ran around stage semi-creatively using giant crackers to hide their junk to the tunes of “Kung Fu Fighting”, “What What In My Butt” (clearly potty humor is the same over there), and some version of Riverdance.
So does Sweden have talent? If the rest of the country looks like this, then we say ja. Keep reading »
Ashton Kutcher spent the weekend helping wife Demi Moore sort her collection of more than 3,000 dolls, which have been insured for $2.25 million. Needless to say, he wasn’t psyched. “Spent the day going through wifey’s insane doll collection,” he wrote. “3000 thousand contemporary art dolls all staring at U [sic]. I’m gonna have nightmares. I’m trying to convince wifey to open a doll museum. She also has thousands of Barbies and original GI Joes.” I don’t blame you Ashton, those glassy eyes can be pretty disconcerting. [StarPulse]
Here are nine more celebrities with eccentric collections.
Sex may sell, but how does one sell sex? Since the ’80s, prostitutes in London have been using “tart cards” to advertise their services. Tart Cards, a new graphic (in both meanings of the word) book, takes a look at how the art form has evolved from discreet illustrated pocket papers with text like “Charming Italian Model”, to the explicit pornographic photos posted in red telephone booths. Showcasing over 350 cards, the tome may shed some serious academic light on the history of a subculture, but it’s better as an amusing coffee table book, especially for the additional glossary of coded prostitute language. [$24.95 at Amazon.com]
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This week’s “Real Housewives Of New Jersey” was AC all the way, baby! While the Atlantic City plotline seemed perfectly made for drama, there was little to none. Only talks about Lexi (who got back from Greece without going to a water park or contracting some terrible waterborne disease), buh-bies and Teresa’s packing skills. Let’s take a look at what the girls were up to in the Jerz this week… Keep reading »