What if tabloids snarked on men’s bodies–like Quentin Tarantino, Gerard Depardieu, Rob Kardashian and Gerard Butler, featured here–the way they constantly snark on women? Instead of mag covers deriding “stars without makeup” or telling us who has the best and worst “beach bodies,” we might see covers on the most egregious beer bellies in Hollywood or features on celebs with encroaching male pattern baldness. That day will likely never come, which, okay, fine. I’m not saying I’d prefer magazines to rip men’s bodies apart — I’d just like to show you how absolutely inured we are to a culture that dissects women’s bodies like they’re a bunch of frogs on a lab table. Think about how weird it is that these magazines are targeted at women, and women are more or less the sole objects of these magazine’s bodily criticism and speculation. Now that’s what I call a vicious cycle.
This faux magazine cover will likely make you laugh, because men’s forms just aren’t talked about this way, but women are regularly reduced to their body parts in the abstract. But hopefully it’ll also give you pause the next time you see a cover deriding Tori Spelling’s cellulite. (Click here to see larger image.)
Jodie Foster’s mystifying speech wasn’t the only buzz-worthy Golden Globes moment. After winning best screenplay for “Django Unchained,” Quentin Tarantino discussed his frequent use of the n-word in the movie with reporters—and he went ahead and used the n-word while doing so. “If somebody is out there actually saying when it comes to the word [n-word], the fact that I was using it in the movie more than it was being used in the antebellum South in Mississippi, then feel free to make that case. But no one’s actually making that case,” Tarantino said. “They are saying I should lie, that I should whitewash, that I should massage, and I never do that when it comes to my characters.” Read more…
Question: As men age, do their facial features tend to morph together? Like, is it just me, or do Quentin Tarantino and Arnold Schwarzenegger, two men who looked nothing alike in their salad days, seem to be turning into the same jowly old man with rubbery skin and elastic, hairy eyebrows?
We’ve all had those nights in college where your roomie passes out, and you can’t resist writing “penis” on her forehead, or putting feathers in her hair, or tying her shoelaces together. Not that I’ve ever done that! I just, err, know people who have. Anyway, Quentin Tarantino has not outgrown his college days. He likes to wait until unsuspecting actors on his sets, like Brad Pitt, take a snooze. Then he takes a giant dildo, angles it towards their face, and snaps a photo. The pics then make their way onto his “Wall of Shame,” which he’s evidently been collecting pictures for since “Kill Bill.” I bet Uma would have taken him out if he’d tried this on her. [Celebitchy.com] Keep reading »