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Katy Perry Responds To Accusations Of Racial Insensitivity

“As far as the mummy thing, I based it on plastic surgery. Look at someone like Kim Kardashian or Ice-T’s wife, Coco. Those girls aren’t African-American. But it’s actually a representation of our culture wanting to be plastic, and that’s why there’s bandages and it’s mummies. I thought that would really correlate well together… It came from an honest place. If there was any inkling of anything bad, then it wouldn’t be there, because I’m very sensitive to people. … I guess I’ll just stick to baseball and hot dogs, and that’s it. I know that’s a quote that’s gonna come to fuck me in the ass, but can’t you appreciate a culture? I guess, like, everybody has to stay in their lane? I don’t know.”

As a pop star who has had more than a few accusations the racial insensitivity against her, Katy Perry was asked by Rolling Stone to explain herself. Unlike Miley Cyrus, at least Katy doesn’t seem to think she’s being persecuted for no reason. Instead, Katy just seems frustrated that parading around in makeup and a costume to look like someone of a different race isn’t seen as “appreciat[ing] a culture.” Keep reading »

Neil Patrick Harris Goes Naked With Nothing But A Top Hat For His Penis On The Cover Of Rolling Stone

Neil Patrick Harris Goes Naked With Nothing But A Top Hat For His Penis On The Cover Of Rolling Stone

The amazing Neil Patrick Harris, who currently stars in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” on Broadway, isn’t leaving much to the imagination on the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone, is he? Unfortunately, the actor was photographed by predatory perv Terry Richardson, which kinda kills my enthusiasm for this shot. Really, RS? Couldn’t you have hired someone else to hang a top hat on Doogie’s dick? [Rolling Stone]

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Has No Time For Sexism

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Has No Time For Sexism

“There is sexism – I’m not denying its existence. But I’m saying that I will deny its effort against me. I just pay it no nevermind and say, ‘Get out of my way.’”

“Veep”‘s Julia Louis-Dreyfus is stark naked with the Constitution written across her back on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone, a shot that happened, she admitted on Twitter, after a few drinks. Inside the mag, the actress talks about her role as the foul-mouthed Vice President Selena Meyer on the hit HBO show, and expressed a Selena-esque, take-no-shit approach to dealing with sexism in her own life. While I totally admire the power in this statement, I would have loved to see her go a little deeper. After all, the privileges associated with money, fame and race certainly make it at least easier for Louis-Dreyfus to pay sexism no mind and refuse to let it have an impact on her career and life. It’s just not quite so simple for women overall to put that attitude into practice. Still, an inspiring and refreshing outlook. [Rolling Stone]

Rolling Stone Puts Justin Bieber On The Cover, Apparently Explains Why He “Just Won’t Behave”

  • Justin Bieber is on the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone, and it doesn’t look like it’s gonna be a puff piece. [Celeb Dirty Laundry]
  • Hey, what did you do yesterday? I worked and then went home and ate some pasta and watched a little TV. Katy Perry, meanwhile, helped delivered a friend’s baby, typical Wednesday, NBD. [Celebuzz]
  • I told you mons pubis is the new underboob! Yet another celeb was spotted out and about flashin’ a little bit of the FUPA. I need to get in on this. [The Superficial]
  • If, as rumored, Adam Driver from “Girls” is going to play the next Darth Vader in the new “Star Wars,” then who should the rest of his cast mates play? [HLN News] Keep reading »

Drake Sort Of Apologizes For Complaining That Rolling Stone Replaced His Cover With Philip Seymour Hoffman

  • Drake apologized — sort of — on his website today for complaining on Twitter that he was “disgusted” that Rolling Stone replaced his planned cover with one honoring Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died recently of a drug overdose.  ”I completely support and agree with Rolling Stone replacing me on the cover with the legendary Phillip Seymour Hoffman,” Drizzy wrote. “He is one of the most incredible actors of our time and a man that deserves to be immortalized by this publication. My frustration stemmed from the way it was executed.” But then he said people took his “initial comments out of context” and implied Rolling Stone should have asked him permission or even input on how to handle the piece. I don’t know, he still comes off looking very arrogant to me. [Octobers Very Own via Entertainment Weekly]
  • “House Of Cards” season two is ready on Netflix! [Engadget] Keep reading »

Drake Whines That Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death Took Away His Rolling Stone Cover

“[Rolling Stone] also took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue. I’m disgusted with that. RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil. I’m done doing interviews for magazines. I just want to give my music to the people. That’s the only way my message gets across accurately.”

Drake is angry at Rolling Stone for allegedly publishing quotes in a forthcoming article which throw shade at Kanye West, whom he has performed with and been mentored by in the past. He claims he “never commented on Yeezus for my interview portion of Rolling Stone” — though that doesn’t make clear whether he dissed Kanye while a reporter was within earshot or the quotes were made up. (I am guessing the former.) Either way, complaining he is “disgusted” because Rolling Stone replaced his cover with one HONORING A BELOVED ACTOR’S DEATH is super egotistical and tacky. You’ll have plenty of time for more covers while you’re still, you know, alive, Drake. All respect due? Yeah, right. (Drake has since deleted the tweets about PSH. The internet never forgets, Drizzy.) [Stereogum]

Naya Rivera Stuns On The Cover Of Rolling Stone — Plus, What’s Up With Bacon Deodorant?

  • “Glee”‘s Naya Rivera covers Rolling Stone‘s Latin Hot List issue and she’s looking muy caliente. [Socialite Life]
  • Lorde and Selena Gomez’s war of words over feminism is making my brain bleed. [Celebuzz]
  • Marvel is developing four superhero shows for Netflix in 2015. Cool! But this better not interfere with “Orange is the New Black” or “House of Cards.” [The Blemish]
  • Kat Von D apparently named one of the lipsticks in her line of makeup “Retard” and apparently doesn’t understand why people are upset about it. [The Gloss] Keep reading »

Miley Cyrus Thinks Cocaine Is So 1990′s

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Miley and her tongue made the cover of Rolling Stone. Read More »
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Miley Cyrus Thinks Cocaine Is So 1990's

“Weed is the best drug on earth … One time I smoked a joint with peyote in it, and I saw a wolf howling at the moon … Hollywood is a coke town, but weed is so much better. And Molly, too. Those are happy drugs — social drugs. They make you want to be with friends. You’re out in the open. You’re not in a bathroom … I really don’t like coke. It’s so gross and so dark. It’s like, what are you, from the ’90s? Ew.”

Miley Cyrus ranks her drugs of choice in her Rolling Stone interview. I have a couple of thoughts on Miley’s drug commentary. Firstly, I want to know what kind of weed she’s smoking that’s making her tongue so dirty. Secondly, cocaine is so ’80s, meth is so ’90s. [US Weekly]

Rolling Stone‘s Article On Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Makes It Clear Patriarchy Was At The Root Of His Problems

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In Defense Of Rolling Stone's Jahar Tsarnaev Cover Story
Should the Boston bombing suspect have been on the mag's cover? Read More »
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It has been frustrating to watch people and businesses condemn Rolling Stone magazine — where, to be clear, I personally have no editorial affiliations — for putting the Boston bombing suspect, Dzhokhar “Jahar” Tsarnaev, on the cover of the latest issue. Many are upset that Tsarnaev is on the cover at all, as well as with the “rock star”-style photo the magazine used. And some who have read the article by journalist Janet Reitman complain that the way Jahar is profiled makes him out to be a “victim.”

I support Rolling Stone putting Tsarnaev on the cover and thought Reitman’s article was extremely well-written and thought-provoking. I came away from reading it with a greater understanding of how a 19-year-old Cambridge kid became a “monster.” To me, the patriarchy was clearly a problem in this family. To be clear, patriarchy doesn’t just mean when men are in positions of authority over women; it means when men, or one man, are in positions of  authority over other men as well. It assumes that the people underneath that man will fall in line and not ask questions; it breeds a lack of agency and even, I would argue in Jahar’s case, weakness in a person. He was an immigrant from a maligned religion who slowly became radicalized by his severe older brother at the exact same time his troubled parents deserted him to move back to their homeland. I would not call him a “victim,” but I do believe it was a shitty, difficult situation for a teenager to handle, and those circumstances contributed to the vile crime he, allegedly, committed. Keep reading »

In Defense Of Rolling Stone‘s Dzhokhar “Jahar” Tsarnaev Cover Story [UPDATED]

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In Defense Of Rolling Stone's Jahar Tsarnaev Cover Story

UPDATE: Rolling Stone has released the full article online, which you can read here.

Just a few days ago, my mom mentioned to me that she thought it was odd that we hadn’t read much in the media lately about Dzhokhar “Jahar” Tsarnaev, the accused Boston Marathon bomber. I agreed and made a mental note to do a little internet digging for the latest information. But I didn’t have to. Yesterday, Rolling Stone revealed the cover for their upcoming issue, featuring the now infamous photo of Tsarnaev sitting against a wall, looking like your average college student, alongside the headline,  ”The Bomber: How a Popular, Promising Student Was Failed by His Family, Fell Into Radical Islam and Became a Monster.” The cover image and the story itself immediately inspired “outrage” from three different camps: 1) Crazy Jahar fangirls who think Tsarnaev is cute and therefore innocent, and believe the mag has already presumed his guilt; 2) those who think profiling Tsarnaev at all, and investigating what led to his actions, somehow justifies them; and 3) those who believe the music magazine is glorifying a terrorist as they would a rock star like, say, Jim Morrison, by putting him on the cover. I happen to think they’re all wrong. Keep reading »

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