“No actors, no actresses … I want to talk to people who are good at a craft, people who work with their hands. We’re going to talk to a lot of upholsterers. And we may have financial penalties. If Jim Carrey or Tom Hanks accidentally mentions his project, I think the viewer should be compensated in some way. That would be a way to turn this economy around.”
—Conan O’Brien on what we should expect from his new show, “Conan,” premiering tonight on TBS. I look forward to hearing from many a skilled craftsmen. And maybe making a buck or two off accidental celebrity shillfests. Go Coco, go! [NY Post] Keep reading »
In a captivating New York Times style feature that ran this weekend, Courtney Love—dubbed a darling of the fashion community—talks about how much she wants to be trusted again.
“I’d like to be trusted again, like I was at one point. I’m not trusted right now. People don’t want to get in trouble. They think that I am probably going to talk about things I shouldn’t talk about, which I do a little bit, but I am really trying to be trusted again.”
But really, did we ever trust her? Keep reading »
Before Sean Connery was Bond, James Bond, he was nude, totally nude. While trying to start his acting career and training for the Mr. Universe competition, a super cut Connery took it all off for students at the Edinburgh College of Art. But clearly the artist Rab Webster, who recently passed away, knew what sexy magic he was looking at because he had Connery pose for him a lot. What a lucky guy! Apparently, Mr. Webster — who went on to become a high school art teacher — painted and sketched a bunch of set-ups with Sean. But he never showed his work of the famed actor to his family, or tried to profit from it. Classy or stupid? Thankfully, his folks noticed the portraits of the original Bond and are putting his ass on display. Yay! Because I think we can all agree that is one beautiful piece of art. [The Telegraph] Keep reading »
Remember last month when feminist writer Germaine Greer suggested that women “name and shame” men who commit sexual assault online? Well, that has actually happened: A female Google employee has made waves across the internet for writing on her blog, NerdChic, that she was forcibly groped by a Twitter employee last week at a tech conference. She also noted that she reported the incident to the Atlanta police. Keep reading »