In 2007, Against Me!, a punk rock band from Gainesville, Florida, released a song called “The Ocean.” In his trademark melodic growl, lead singer Tom Gabel sang the following lyrics: “If I could have chosen/I would have been born a woman/My mother once told me she would have named me Laura/I would grow up to be strong and beautiful like her.” In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, Gabel reveals a secret he’s been keeping all his life: he is transgender, and those lyrics were autobiographical. From this point on, he will live as a woman. His new name? Laura Jane Grace. Keep reading »
Once upon a time the Rolling Stones lamented that they couldn’t get no satisfaction. Today, the Rolling Stones Fan Museum in Germany has similar woes, since it’s under fire from feminists who have taken issue with the museum’s urinals.
The iconic urinals are in the shapes of a big, juicy pair of red lips — the Rolling Stones logo. The logo was originally modelled off Mick Jagger’s iconic pout, created in 1971 by art designer John Pasche. Yet the urinals remove the tongue and brighten the original icon, making the already androgynous Jagger mouth appeal quite womanly. And, needless to say, feminists are pissed.
Roda Armbruster called the urinals ”discrimination against women,” and her sentiments are shared by a growing number of people in Germany and internationally. Read more…
We all know that “The Hangover” star Zach Galifianakis doesn’t necessarily have the most traditional sense of humor, but he still makes people laugh nonetheless.
The actor recently sat down with Rolling Stone and in addition to already revealing possible plot lines for a third (!) “Hangover” flick, he chatted about his short-lived stint as a “Saturday Night Live” writer where he had an awkward run in with Britney Spears, and much, much more.
Celebuzz decided to hone the crazy in a little bit, and break down the top five wildest takeaways from his chat with the mag. Read more… Keep reading »
For a Lady Gaga magazine cover, the image that fronts the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone is pretty simple—there’s no bubbles, machine gun bras, or excessive diamonte. However, Gaga still looks so … strange. It took me a few minutes of staring to figure out what seems so off here, but it finally hit me: Gaga has bleached her eyebrows to match her skin color. To me, this is an argument for how important eyebrows are in framing your face. But what do you think—are you liking the eyebrowless look? Keep reading »
Rihanna gets seriously sexy in the new issue of Rolling Stone — where she opens up about why she decided to ease up the restraining order she has against Chris Brown.
“That’s my decision,” she says. “It doesn’t mean we’re gonna make up, or even talk again. It just means I didn’t want to object to the judge.” Read more… Keep reading »
“If I do something stupid, which is pretty much the whole time, I hate it … Obviously, they’re only going to put the good stuff in, and the good stuff is us drunk, so all I’m seeing is me drunk and falling down. That’s how I am when I party, but some of the stuff I do is, like, ‘Really, Nicole?’ I look like a freakin’ alcoholic. I’m like, ‘You’re sweating, your makeup is running, you look gross.’ I just look like s**t .”
– Snooki in Rolling Stone on how she comes off on “Jersey Shore.” I appreciate Snooki’s brutal honesty. I think that’s what makes her such a lovable little meatball. That being said, I totally support her not getting drunk in front of the camera anymore. I think she’s better than that. Also, I happen to find her highly entertaining while sober. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
It must have been a slow news day yesterday, because the whole world stopped for Justin Bieber’s thoughts on abortion. While driving around with a “Rolling Stone” reporter in Atlanta, sans handlers, the 16-year-old virgin told writer Vanessa Grigoriadis he believes abortion is “killing a baby” and even in the case of a pregnancy that results from rape, “everything happens for a reason.” Minds were blown. Rome fell. S**t got real.
Well, it turns out that was not Bieber‘s full quote. Keep reading »
Justin Bieber: I really don’t believe in abortion. It’s, like, killing a baby?
Rolling Stone: How about in cases of rape?)
JB: Um. Well, I think that’s really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I guess I haven’t been in that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that.
Oof. “Everything happens for a reason”? Really? I may not care about your opinions on abortion, but the world’s population of 11-year-old girls sure does. Isn’t this heavy stuff for the “Hannah Montana” crowd?
After the jump, Justin also sounded off to Rolling Stone about the American vs. Canadian health care systems. Keep reading »
When I was a young teen, Britney Spears trotted onto the scene in her braids, schoolgirl skirt and red lipstick, posing for Rolling Stone while sucking lollipops and hugging stuffed animals. At the time, her look was described as “kinderwhore.” Over a decade later, Britney’s most barely-legal moments look tame in comparison to the pop tarts who’ve followed her. Lady Gaga‘s pantless get-ups. Katy Perry‘s latex dress and bra that shoots whipped cream. Miley Cyrus pole-dancing on an ice cream cart. Ke$ha‘s entire existence. A hipster blog called Hipster Runoff has coined a new name for it and none other than Rolling Stone has anointed it a genre (albeit a “fake genre”) in the pages of their magazine. Ladies and gentlemen, we are now riding the “slutwave.” Keep reading »