This is my life: after every major awards show, I lie awake contemplating my feelings toward Taylor Swift. What we have is a love/hate relationship of epic proportions, that leaves me fighting an inner battle every time I see her on television. Do I cheer? Hiss? Pre-order her next album? Most of the time I just watch her with awe, annoyed that I’m so compelled by someone who bothers me so much. But she’s not the only celebrity who leaves me with conflicted feelings. Here’s a whole gaggle of stars we love to hate (and hate to love).
On Sunday night, about four months after it was filmed, the much ballyhooed Kim and Kanye engagement episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” aired. While little teasers of the engagement were quick to leak onto the internet back in late-October, E! naturally had the full film rights to the big moment, which was just as over-the-top as has been described. And, dare I say it, it was actually kind of romantic too. I can’t imagine what Kanye and Kim talk about when they’re alone together, besides complimenting the other on their beauty/brilliance, but they seem as in love as two completely self-obsessed people could possibly be. Aww?
After seeing a photo of Kim Kardashian wearing that ruffled leather skirt on the left, I had an epiphany: over the past few years, Kim’s style has been getting more and more … labial. To put it less delicately, a lot of her outfits look like a big ol’ vag.
Perhaps this is the result of letting Kanye pick out her clothes. Perhaps it’s some kind of performance art Rorschach test. If so, I should probably be committed, because I’m seeing vaginas everywhere. Click through to check out some of Kim’s most labial looks, and see if you agree.
“I think it’s important to look good and feel good about yourself, but I got both ways with it. I feel it’s cruel how the world puts so much emphasis on our looks. I was just watching ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ and I see Kim and what she went through when she was pregnant — the tabloids were so mean to her because she was big. At one point on the show she was upset and said something like, ‘I would be lying if I said that the criticism from the paparazzi while I’ve been pregnant hasn’t taken a toll on me.’ And I was like, ‘Bless your heart,’ because I remember that time. First of all you are already emotional and then the paparazzi are taking pictures of you pregnant. That should be the time [in you life] when your body is the most treasured. I loved being pregnant for so many reasons, not to mention the sex is awesome then. But in this business you make a deal with the devil. I’ve learned you kind of have to go with it. What I do calls for me to look good. People expect that. I kind of take it as my job.”
Britney Spears isn’t known for thoughtful commentary on, well, anything, so I was pleasantly surprised to read her criticism of the entertainment industry in the latest issue of InStyle. I would have expected Brit to say something more like “I LOOOOOVE doing 6,000 crunches a day!” But she shows a lot of empathy here for the vicious beauty and weight pressures faced by female celebs. It is, of course, a subject she knows all too well. Even if I understand what women like Britney and Kim get out of their “deal with the devil,” it’s still extremely sad this deal has to exist. [InStyle] [Image via WENN]