I was a gawky girl growing up. Hitting 5’6″ in 4th grade, still with a mouth full of baby teeth made for an extra long awkward phase. Now, at 6-feet-tall, I’ve embraced my stature. But I’m glad I lived through my long journey to the top (pun intended) because it made me never take myself too seriously. Not to mention, I developed a very thick skin. While some may view the word “gawky” in a negative light, I see it as a compliment. Gawky ladies are unique. They march to their own drummer. Sure, they may trip over their own giant feet while marching to said drummer, but they do it with flair! Click through to see some of my all time favorite gawky lady role models.
Margot Leitman is a comedian and writer based in Los Angeles. Her first book,“Gawky…Tales of an Extra Long Awkward Phase” is now available wherever books are sold. You can follow her on Twitter.
Beyonce may have banned the average concert shutterbug from snapping pics during her Mrs. Carter Show Tour, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t hire a photographer of her own and painstakingly edit his film down to only the most flattering shots of her at her most Sasha Fierce to release for public consumption. Click onward to see the pics Beyonce’s actually wants you to see of her performing. Flawless! Not an Incredible Hulk moment in sight!
Huzzah, outdoor music festival season has started! Crowds! Disgusting port-a-potties! Overpriced water! Blistering temperatures! And, oh yeah, tons of awesome bands playing in the same space! Each festival season, this highly lucrative meshing of art and consumerism kickstarts in Indio, California, with the two-weekend-long Coachella Music Festival. Located just a few hours away from Hollywood, Coachella is also where the celebs head to let down their hair, expose their navals, channel their designer hippie vibe, smoke pot in public, and culturally-appropriate as much as possible. Let’s review who’s been spotted this year thus far, by learning what happens when celebs go to Coachella…
We can’t get over this photo of Fergie (Black Eyed Peas Fergs) shopping in Paris with Cher (as in the Cher). How did these two broads become friends, we wondered? And did they coordinate their outfits? Puzzling. We want to know more!
Their sudden and strange relationship inspired us to scrounge up other celebrity friendships that seem straight out of an alternate universe. Click through to see some more unlikely celebrity duos.
Jennifer Lawrence celebrated her big Oscar win by grabbing her BFF and jetting off to Hawaii, where the two were snapped on her hotel balcony gossiping and plowing through a bottle of wine. Real talk: I am living vicariously through J. Law’s friend right now. Dream life status right there. Click through to see the two gossipin’, drinkin’ and huggin’ like BFFs do.
It’s hard out there for a pop star nowadays. Can you imagine being on stage in front of 10,000 people, singing and dancing your heart out,Â andÂ trying to give good FACE at the same time? For the average person, that would be impossible. I can barely manage to look normal in my “What Are We Wearing Today?” photos. For the most part, pop stars like Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Miley Cyrus pull this off with epic fierceness, but occasionally — occasionally! — the camera catches them at the most amazingly unflattering moment. Here are 13 reminders that they’re only human…
Will you be watching this Sunday’s Super Bowl? I will probably tune in, as I love any excuse to nosh on various chips, dips and crudites and holler at the TV about men in tight outfits. I think I’m rooting for the 49ers, mostly because I went to school in Santa Cruz, CA, which is, like, an hour and a half south of San Francisco. Also, I don’t know what other team is playing. Anyway! I am also obviously going to tune in during the Half-Time Show because Beyonce will be singing and/or lip-syncing (who really knows these days, amiright?). There have been rumors that the rest of Destiny Child’s would come out to perform their new song, “Nuclear,” but Michelle Williams says that’s not true. (Although, Michelle would be the last member of Destiny’s Child to get the memo on future plans, so maybe she just doesn’t know yet.) Remains to be seen! Keep clicking to get a look at how rehearsal is going in these backstage photos that Beyonce posted on her website…
I think we all could use a pick-me-up on this cold, winter morning after a three day weekend. These photos of celebs enjoying their morning brew will perk you right up.
It’s not Edie Beale, it’s Anne Hathaway collecting dog scat. A very eccentric disguise, but we’re always pleased to see a celebrity who’s not too good to scoop up dog poop, however unbecoming it may be to their image.
Keep clicking to see some more celebs doing their doodie.
While you and I are freezing our butts off right now, lots of famous actors and tenuously employed “celebrities” are off sunning themselves on vacay. This week, paparazzi photographers in St. Barts and Cabo San Lucas and the far reaches of Hawaii are being worked to the bone, trying to capture all of the hot, sweaty, bikini-ed action.
Check out all the boobs, butts and gratuitous bikini shots after the jump!