Fresh off the heels of a fraternity at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee fielding accusations that they drugged female guests with roofies, someone at Forbes.com actually decided to publish a blog post arguing “Drunk Female Guests Are The Gravest Threat To Fraternities” (cached here). It’s the kind of journalism moment that the Seth and Amy “REALLY?!” GIF was made for.
The author is Bill Frezza, a Forbes contributor and the president of The Beta Foundation, the house corporation for the Chi Phi fraternity at MIT. With no exaggeration, Frezza more concerned with frats over people. The whole thing reads like a game of Sexist Victim Blaming No Accountability Bingo: his focus on “irresponsible women,” frets about “false accusations of rape,” and repeated jabs at feminists show he doesn’t care a whit about mens’ role in sexual violence against women — a subject he glosses over entirely except to accuse women of lying about it, even though we all understand that’s really what this whole thing is about. Keep reading »
Forbes just released a list of “America’s Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods,” which includes all the usual suspects: Silver Lake, Los Angeles comes in at number 1, with enclaves of San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Portland making predictable appearances. Just in case you don’t see your neighborhood on the list, we came up with this handy quiz to test the hipster quotient of wherever you live. So throw on a pair of oversized, lime green, lens-less reading glasses and click through to take the test!
If you’d asked me to guess which couple in the celebr-i-verse made the most money last year, I would have said Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. And I would have been very wrong. According to Forbes‘ list of The World’s Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples, the true owners of the title are Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen. While Tom reeled in an insane $31 million last year—thanks to a $72 million four-year contract extension—Gisele topped him, bringing home $45 million worth of bacon. Together, they earned a whopping $76 million last year. The only celebrity pair that came close was Beyoncé and Jay-Z, who made $72 million between 2010 to 2011. Brad and Angelina came in third, but with a lot less loot—they cumulatively collected $50 million. David and Victoria Beckham ranked fourth with $45 million. And Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart—who aren’t even officially a couple, right?—rounded out the top five with a combined $40 million. Dang, “Twilight” sure did those two well. Now, I recommend not looking at your bank account balance for the next 30 minutes, so as not to fly into a blind rage. [Forbes] Keep reading »
Forbes released their annual list of “Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Actresses” and despite it being a totally crazy year for her personally, Sandra Bullock earned bucket loads, topping the list with an estimated $56 million in the bank. Tied for second place were Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz with an estimated $32 million each. Jennifer Aniston ranked third with $27 million, which seems weird since it seems like she was in every (crappy) movie that came out. Sarah Jessica Parker pulled in $25 million thanks to the cornucopia of money that is “Sex and the City.” Keep reading »
Today, Forbes released their annual list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Celebrities, which ranks famous folks based on how much they make, how much they’re talked about, and the amount of respect they command. After being ousted from the #1 spot last year by Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey is once again the queen of the list. Right behind her is Beyoncé, followed by James Cameron, who made a huge gain on the list thanks to the success of “Avatar.” Lady Gaga landed on the list in fourth place—which is a pretty spectacular debut, if you ask me.
So, yes, these people are all crazy powerful. But we wanted to boil this down to what really matters—who would win in a fight? Keep reading »