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On “The Fappening” & 4chan’s Violent Attitude Towards Women

Here’s what I’ve learned about men on the internet who are annoying at best and abusive at worst: They think they know the women they harass. They have access to our ideas and our creative output (i.e. writing, videos, etc.), to our faces, to basic information about us, to a few scant personal details, and from that they concoct for us fictional life stories, fictional personalities, and fictional motivations. It can be terrifying on this end of that interaction, because we don’t know who these men are at all, but they believe they know us and interact with us, talk with us, as if they do.

It’s worse for celebrities, because it’s not just compulsive internet commenters who do this — it’s everyone. We want to be able to relate to celebrities. So we take their movies, videos, music, writing, interviews, press releases, and Instagram and Twitter accounts, and we create a fiction about who they are, or who they would be if we knew them personally. To some extent, that fictional personality is something that they curate and cultivate in order both to create demand and to create distance. Keep reading »

Report: Lauren Bacall Is Dead At 89

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Lauren Bacall, a legendary Hollywood actress who appeared in “How To Marry A Millionaire” and “The Big Sleep,” has been reported dead at 89, according to TMZ. A family source told the gossip site that the actress suffered a stroke. A former model, Bacall had been married to the actors Humphrey Bogart, her co-star in “To Have And Have Not,” and Jason Robards. [TMZ] [Image via IMDB]

Update, 8:20p.m.: The Humphrey Bogart Estate confirmed Bacall’s death on their Facebook page. Bacall was a longtime resident of New York City. [People]

Page Six Claims Solange Knowles Attacked Jay-Z Over Rihanna

  • Page Six has a big splashy story on Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “crumbling” marriage, which claims the couple blew off Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s wedding because it was too gauche for their highnesses. “[Jay and Bey] are guarding like hell their status,” said Page Six’s source. “Beyoncé wasn’t going to allow a Kardashian to socially climb her. And Jay didn’t want Kanye with Kim — he thinks it’s bad for business. I think Jay lost a little respect for Kanye there.” (Kanye doesn’t give a shit.) The gossip column also claims that Bey’s sister Solange Knowles assaulted Jay in an elevator after the Met Ball because over suspicions he’s sleeping with Rihanna. [Page Six] Keep reading »

Heroin Killed Socialite Peaches Geldof

  • Socialite Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose, a coroner has confirmed. The 25-year-old mother of two was found dead in her UK home with one of her young sons beside her earlier this year. [US Weekly]
  • Zoe Saldana reportedly has a baby growing in that belly. [US Weekly]
  • “Glee” star Naya Rivera married actor Ryan Dorsey this weekend. She split from a former fiancé, rapper Big Sean, in April. [People] Keep reading »

Kanye West (Sort Of) Addresses Why Jay-Z & Beyoncé Bailed On His Wedding

“All that, I wouldn’t even speak on. It doesn’t even matter to me whatsoever, who would show up. Because the most important person to show up there, to me, was Kim. And that’s all that matters to me.”

Kanye West has a big, meaty profile in GQ and it’s filled with Kanye-isms about art, celebrity, happiness, Kim, North, and some weird tangent where he insists he is not a shark but a “blowfish.” But let’s get real — we wanted to hear Kanye clear up some of the rumors surrounding his wedding. No, he did not give a 45-minute toast to himself. No, there was no  ”Gold Toilet Tower.” No, he did not saw up the entire bar apart in front of the Italian construction team who had just built it. But the rumor we really wanted addressed was why Jay and Bey completely bailed on the wedding. And Kanye’s response is pretty much: who cares? [GQ] [Image via GQ]

Angelina Jolie Allegedly Planning To Sue Daily Mail Over Rumored Drug Video

  • Angelina Jolie is reportedly planning to sue the UK’s Daily Mail for publishing a video of her talking on the phone to her father, Jon Voight, which was supplied by a drug dealer who claims he sold Angie coke and heroin three times a week. Angie believes the 1998 video, in which she apparently appears very stoned, is a gross violation of her privacy.  I had no idea that Angie was allegedly addicted to heroin in the ’90s, but considering this is all coming via the Mail and The National Enquirer, I’m not sure what to believe. [Huffington Post, Celebitchy]
  • Meanwhile, George Clooney does not accept the Daily Mail‘s apology for publishing a fake story about his future mother-in-law. [US Weekly] Keep reading »
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