“Beyoncé isn’t Beyoncé because she reads comments on the Internet. Beyoncé is in Ibiza, wearing a stomach necklace, walking hand in hand with her hot boyfriend. She’s going on the yacht and having a mimosa. She’s not reading shitty comments about herself on the Internet, and we shouldn’t either. I just think, Would Beyoncé be reading this? No, she would just delete it or somebody would delete it for her. What I really need to do is close the computer and then talk back to that voice and say, Fuck you. I don’t give a shit what you think. I’m Beyoncé. I’m going to Ibiza with Jay-Z now, fuck off. Being criticized is part of the job, but seeking it out isn’t. That’s our piece to let go.”
God, I fucking love Kathleen Hanna. Can I just go on and on and on about how I love Kathleen Hanna? Here she is in conversation with Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart: A Memoir and a former dominatrix, whom I interviewed two years ago. This part is amazing and something anyone who works in a creative field should have tattooed on their brain (and ego): “Being criticized is part of the job, but seeking it out isn’t.” Let’s all get in touch with our inner Sasha Fierce! [Gala Darling via Bomblog] [Photos: Getty]
Last week, we took a look at 15 celebs beating the heat in itty-bitty cutoff shorts. This week let’s check out the opposite end of the summer style spectrum: long, flowy maxi skirts. This super comfortable garment has become a warm weather staple, and everyone from Ashley Olsen to Beyonce is getting in on the action. Click on the gallery above to check out how 11 stars styled their maxi skirts!
There are lots of reasons you might be jealous of Diane Kruger. She’s a famous movie star. She dates Joshua Jackson. She’s unbelievably beautiful. But here’s why I wish I could be her: the bitch lives in Paris. She and Joshua Jackson wake up every day to coffee and croissants at her favorite little Parisian cafe. Oh, the nerve!
Plus, Diane’s high profile means she has access to all of the best designers, who clamor to dress her.
So yes, I’m jealous of Diane Kruger’s life. After the jump, some of the other famous celebs whose lives we’re green with envy over.
“Awww!” Ami is not one to coo excessively over babies like, say, me and Jessica, but she couldn’t help herself upon seeing this pic of Blue Ivy Carter. Beyonce was out and about with her daughter in NYC — rocking a dooooope bun of tiny braids piled on her head, a new look for the singer — when these photos of Blue Ivy (whose face hasn’t been seen since those snaps following her birth) were snapped. Yup, frickin’ adorable. Big surprise! Photos: WENN and Crunk and Disorderly’s Facebook]
Okay, everyone go home now. Ton has won the internet and our work here is done. Ton is a big fan of Beyonce and to prove it, he made this absolutely incredible video, recreating Bey’s “Countdown” video — only he’s wearing a Snuggie and the setting is, like, his parents’ rec room. Ton, if Beyonce sees this and doesn’t invite you to come live with and Jay-Z and Blue Ivy, I will lose faith in humanity. [BlackBook]
Beyonce is super stoked for newly out R&B singer Frank Ocean, and to show her support, she did what only Bey-Bey could: She posted a poem for Ocean on her website. The rather repetitive verse encourages Ocean to be himself and be an inspiration. Would we expect anything less from Beyonce, really?
After the jump, seven more soulful celebrity poets (including Charlie Sheen — yes, really).