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Blake Lively Thinks Breakups Are No Big Deal

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“Every relationship you have, you’re learning and growing and taking something from that. So for me, it’s never been too dramatic of a thing when something ends. I have a strong sense of myself. That gives me a sense of security, you know?”

Blake Lively pontificates on relationships in Glamour. I don’t really have an opinion of Blake one way or another, but I kind of find this quote naive and a little self-righteous. Is it that she’s never had her heart broken or that she’s above getting emotional? Or maybe she’s been hurt very badly and is trying to front. Part of breaking up is being sad when a meaningful relationship ends. There is nothing weak about showing your vulnerability. It’s not dramatic, it’s human. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »

Nigella Lawson Says Baking Is A Feminist Act

Baking is the less applauded of the cooking arts, whereas restaurants are a male province to be celebrated. There’s something intrinsically misogynistic about decrying a tradition because it has always been female. I’m not being entirely facetious when I say [her book How To Be A Domestic Goddess] is a feminist tract.”

Nigella Lawson makes a good point that women’s work in the domestic realm, especially the kitchen, is often devalued, even though baking takes a lot of skill. That’s the same point Debbie Stoller, author of the Stitch ‘n Bitch knitting guides, made when I interviewed her earlier this year. Stoller said, “I was thinking, ‘Why does knitting get this bad wrap?’ The only conclusion I could come to is that it’s been traditionally done by women. Unfortunately a lot of the things that women do, our culture tends to devalue.” I wholeheartedly agree with both these ladies. [Guardian UK] Keep reading »

Justin Timberlake Says He And Britney Spears Were “Birds Of The Same Feather”

“I wish her the best — that goes without saying. We haven’t spoken in nine or 10 years … We were two birds of the same feather — small-town kids, doing the same thing. But then you become adults, and the way you were as kids doesn’t make any sense. I won’t speak on her, but at least for me, I was a totally different person. I just don’t think we were normal; there was nothing normal about our existence. We spent way too much time being the biggest thing for teenyboppers.”

– Justin Timberlake on his ill-fated romance with fellow teen pop star Britney Spears in the new issue of Vanity Fair. I believe there are two kinds of people in this world: people who hold out hope that someday fate shall bring Britney and Justin back together and people who just don’t give a crap. I am in the former camp and it makes me sad these two kids don’t even talk anymore. Sigh. I mean, honestly, they once wore fancy matching denim ensembles on the red carpet — that’s a connection that shouldn’t just be tossed away. [ONTD] Keep reading »

Michelle Williams Says She Has Just Enough

“I have a house. I have a car. My daughter goes to school. I can buy my friends birthday presents. I can go out to dinner from time to time. I read to my daughter from this book called Just Enough and Not Too Much. It means something.”

Michelle Williams explains to the Arizona Republic why she’s gone for intense roles in indie movies rather than flashy, big blockbuster roles that would bring in lots of cash. Sure, her “just enough” is probably much more than the average person’s but, man, does she seem to have good perspective on life. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Zoe Kravitz Now Appreciates Her Parents’ Hippie Style

“I used to be a little embarrassed by how she and my dad would dress, but now I steal their clothes all the time. My dad has totally taken my Cat Stevens T-shirt, but it’s OK, I have his Black Flag one and that’s amazing. And my mum…There’s this little vintage store where she lives in Topanga Canyon [California] called Hidden Treasures. It’s just a local spot, but we’ve been living there forever, so my mum will often donate her stuff. She took a bunch of stuff down while I was away and I went there when I got back and bought five of her things. I got home and was like, ‘I can’t believe I just paid for your clothes!’ Out of everything in the store, I’d bought my mother’s things.”

– Zoe Kravitz, who stars in “X-Men: First Class,” chats with ASOS about growing up with super boho Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet as parents. The insane coolness of Lisa Bonet aside (such a style icon!), I totally relate to Zoe on this. My dad was, is, and always will be a hippie — in perspective, definitely, but also sartorially, from the top of his ponytailed, yellow-spectacled head to the tips of his Birkenstock-clad toes. Don’t even get me started on the battered Volkswagon van — with the political bumper stickers and Rastafarian curtains — he took me to school in! As a kid, I’ll admit, his look totally embarrassed me, but when I became a teenager, I started stealing his vintage Ts and worn-in Levi’s. Seriously, I wish I had his “Jesse Jackson ’88″ campaign T-shirt for my summer wardrobe… [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Angelina Jolie Says Her Cleopatra Won’t Be A Beauty Or Sex Symbol. Huh?

“[Cleopatra] has been very misunderstood. I thought it was all about the glamour, but then I read about her and she was a very strong mother, she spoke five languages and she was a leader. My performance will never be as lovely as Elizabeth’s. We are trying to get into a different truth about her as a pharaoh in history and not as a sex symbol, because she really wasn’t. Even this idea of her having many lovers—it was possible that it was only two. She is very interesting, but she wasn’t a great beauty.”

Angelina Jolie talks about Cleopatra, the role Elizabeth Taylor made famous and that Angelina will be taking a stab at in an upcoming movie to be directed by “The Social Network”‘s David Fincher. In the flick, Angelina claims the famous Pharaoh’s romances will be toned down and that her diplomacy and intellect will be played up. But I dunno—by casting Angie, isn’t it guaranteed the role will be sexy? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

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