Actors Daniel Craig, Benicio del Toro, Steve Carell, Seth Meyers and Dulé Hill appear in the White House’s new anti-sexual assault PSA, which Vice President Joe Biden unveiled yesterday at a press conference touting the new guidelines for college campuses to help curb sexual assaults. Biden gave a passionate speech at the event, not only reiterating that “no man has a right ever to raise his hand to a women period,” but also stressing that victims should not be “re-assaulted” by victim-blaming questions during campus investigations. “We almost always ask the wrong questions when it comes to sexual assault,” Biden said. “We continue to ask questions like ‘What were you wearing? What did you say? What did you?’” It’s always heartening to see men advocating and standing up for women, and I wish more would follow suit. Check out the minute-long PSA above. [ABC News]
Can we all agree that Benicio Del Toro is the hottest? Okay, now that that’s out of the way ― there are two narrative scenarios that could plausibly have led to this L’Officiel Hommes cover. One, he’s a hero! Our distinguished knight-in-a-Dolce & Gabbana-suit Benicio discovered this girl, naked and vulnerable, perhaps in the forest, jungle or along the beach, and has come to her rescue. Which is sexist. (However, Benicio, if you feel it might be appropriate at any time to come rescue me, I would hardly object.) The other: he has murdered, bludgeoned, drugged, or otherwise rendered her unconscious himself. Not necessarily sexist, but definitely terrible. Which story do you prefer? Either way, I don’t suspect the magazine will be stirring up much controversy with this photograph. L’Officiel is French, after all.
Apparently, folks are super pissed at Benicio Del Toro
for “selling out” and making this commercial with director Bryan Singer for Magnum ice cream. I was mostly confused about why it was so frickin’ long when just one shot of the ice cream bar made me really
want it … something about golden chocolate and salt caramel. Om nom nom. But YouTube commenters are attacking the actor, saying things like, “You’re just whores in a capitalist gang bang,” which seems a little harsh. It’s an ice cream commercial—what can be more innocuous than that? It’s not like he’s trying to sell us pills or yogurt that makes you poop! What do you guys think — should we rip Benicio a new one or should we go sit on the grass and eat an ice cream bar? [Inside Movies
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In Tokyo, actor Benicio Del Toro tries to remember my number and decides he’s going to call me as soon as this stupid press conference for “The Wolfman” is over. [3/2/10, Tokyo] Keep reading »
We heart vampires
, but even we know they’re just having their day in the sun. Vamps are a trend that will soonish return to the darkest depths of subculture. But who, or rather, what will rise to take their place? Benicio del Toro
is backing the werewolf camp. Check out this trailer for his new flick, “The Wolfman.” Oh, if only we could get our claws in him! But is Benicio beastly enough to reign in world werewolf domination? Or will zombies kill it? Let’s examine the evidence in this blood-thirsty supernatural face-off!
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Zoinks! Turns out Sean Penn is joining Benicio del Toro and Jim Carrey in a re-imagining of “The Three Stooges.” Sounds … somber and earnest, with a splash of irritating slapstick? Regardless, we love threesomes. Here’s which stooge we’d shun, shag or marry … Keep reading »