“[T]he word ‘feminist’ is a word that discriminates, and I’m not into that. I don’t think there has to be a separation in life in anything. For me, bringing up the whole ‘sisterhood’ thing was about embracing each other’s differences. Embrace my point of view even if it’s different from your point of view, but see that our end goal is the same. The way that we’re getting there might be different, but as long as we approach life with kindness and compassion, that’s all that matters. So it made me sadly laugh that a woman who I was trying to say, ‘Let’s embrace one another,’ distinctly chose to do the opposite. But you know what? Everything is out of your control, and you can only be truthful about how you feel.”
I love Shailene Woodley, but still scratch my head over all her triangulations about not wanting to call herself a “feminist.” In an interview with The Daily Beast, Shailene was asked about a recent interview she gave with TIME in which she said she’s not a feminist because “I love men” and she thinks there needs to be a “balance” of power. Her remarks blew up the Internet, to put it mildly — a fact Shailene was unaware of because she doesn’t use the Internet. When her publicist called to warn her about the backlash, Shailene said, “Honestly, I started laughing.” Here are her continued thoughts on labels and feminism (and because this is Shailene Woodley we are talking about, her “truth”) from the Beast: Keep reading »
Hollywood has a problem: a bunch of hot, young celebrities are running around and not making hot offspring with each other. This is why we’ve complied a list of sexy stars who should totally hook up and have babies. It’s not Mindy Kaling‘s fault that she hasn’t had beautiful kids with Liam Hemsworth yet. No one has pointed out the possibility … until now. See which other famous pairs would make the world a more aesthetically gratifying place by procreating.
I’m still disappointed in Shailene Woodley’s lame reason for not being a feminist (she loves the menz!!!), but I remain a fierce fan of her dedication to an earthy, conscious lifestyle. (And in an unrelated note, holy shit, she has legggggs for daaaaaays, doesn’t she?) The “Fault In Our Stars” actress sat down with David Letterman last night and of course the ever cantankerous host poked a little fun at Shailene’s recent admission that she eats and brushes her teeth with clay. Shailene had a sense of humor about it, but also did a good job explaining that ingesting clay is done all over the world and that there are many health benefits. As I was watching this, it occurred to me that if Letterman thinks Woodley’s clay diet is weird, he’d have a field day with Alicia Silverstone’s bird feeding and placenta-eating. I would watch that interview. [via Refinery 29]
“No [I'm not a feminist] because I love men, and I think the idea of ‘raise women to power, take the men away from the power’ is never going to work out because you need balance. With myself, I’m very in touch with my masculine side. And I’m 50 percent feminine and 50 percent masculine, same as I think a lot of us are. And I think that is important to note. And also I think that if men went down and women rose to power, that wouldn’t work either. We have to have a fine balance.”
FIRST, a new rule: any future female celebs — especially those as young as 20-year-old Shailene Woodley – who are asked if they consider themselves “feminists” need to read the actual dictionary definition of the word before they answer, because I am sick to death of bullshit, stupid answers like this one. Here it is, for future reference, emphasis mine: “An advocate for the social, political, legal, and economic rights for women equal to those of men.”
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Honestly, whenever I see anything related to “The Fault In Our Stars,” it’s time to cry, so this extended trailer for the movie version of John Green’s amazing YA novel about teens with cancer had me reaching for the tissues almost immediately. What I could gather through the tears, however, is the sense that the film is sticking really close to the book, which is sure to come as a relief to fans. The trailer shows brief flashes of scenes that are directly from the novel, including Hazel and Augustus’s swoon-worthy date in Amsterdam and the egging of Isaac’s ex-girlfriend’s car. Just five more weeks until “The Fault In Our Stars” opens in theaters on June 6. I have never been so excited to sob uncontrollably in public.
We adore Shailene Woodley and are fascinated with her, um, unconventional ideas about not owning a cell phone and foraging for berries to eat. Girlfriend is very into growing her own organic foods and forgoing products with chemicals. “It’s an entire lifestyle,” Woodley has said. “It’s appealing to my soul.”
But we forgot about another Hollywood actress who has been in this hippie woo-woo game a lot longer: Alicia Silverstone! How could we have forgotten she thinks babies should go diaper-free? Or how she chews up her food and spits it in son’s mouth (“kiss-feeding”)? Alicia has long been promoting the benefits of her vegan/“kind” lifestyle, which she wrote a diet/beauty book about in 2009. Now, Alicia is the author of a new book called The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide To Supercharged Fertility, A Radiant Pregnancy, A Sweeter Birth, And A Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning.
The Daily Beast got their hands on a copy and plowed through Alicia’s tips on sex, “chichi” (that’s your vagina) care, and maintaining your “baby house.” It’s high time (no pun intended) these two face off in the battle for the ultimate hippie starlet … and we shall call it Quinoarmageddon:
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I’m sure many fans of John Green’s book feel this way, but the movie adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars is something I’m both very excited and nervous about. The book is so wonderful, so heartwrenching, so moving, it’s worrisome to think that the film could fall short in conveying and extracting those emotions, as book-to-movie adaptations often do. But by the looks of this clip, which debuted during last night’s MTV Movie Awards, I don’t have much to worry about. I enjoy Shailene Woodley as an actress and look forward to seeing how she takes on the role of cancer-stricken Hazel Grace, but it’s Ansel Elgort who completely steals this scene as the enigmatic Augustus. Elgort completely nails Gus’s amused, flirtatious, confident, philosophical vibe, and in just a quick 60 seconds, we see exactly why Hazel — and the book’s readers — can’t turn away. June 6 can’t get here soon enough.
Frisky imaginary BFF Shailene Woodley usually eschews fancy clothes and makeup in favor of a bare face and casual gear, but when she has an event to go to, she turns it out. Here she is getting in on the jumpsuit trend, accessorizing this detailed Elie Saab number with statement-making gold pumps and a bright lip. Love! Get the details on scoring the look for yourself after the jump! Keep reading »
Jessica and I don’t usually go gaga for the same celebrities (Michael Fassbender being a notable exception), but we both have fallen head over heels for Shailene Woodley. I’m sure you couldn’t tell from the 3,000 posts we’ve done about her lately, although in fairness, her movie “Divergent” does open this week. Anyway, Shai — that’s what Jess and I call our BFF — stopped by “Late Night With Seth Meyers” last night and explained that she sought out Jennifer Lawrence’s advice before taking on the role of Tris Prior in the dystopian YA film trilogy. After all, J. Law made the transition from indie darling (in movies like “Winter’s Bone” and “Silver Linings Playbook”) to franchise queen in “The Hunger Games.” Jen’s advice was basically, if you dig the character, don’t worry about how big budget the movie is. Oh yeah, and “don’t do drugs or make a sex tape.” Solid advice! BTW, if I could only bring one thing with me to a desert island, I would bring Shailene because she’s had survival training, and can build fires, make shelter and knows where to forage for phallic horseradish. [via Jezebel]