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Andrew Goldman & The “Tippi” Point For Social Media Jerkery

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Here’s a brief test of étiquette. You’re a writer accused of asking an inappropriate question to a famous actor in a national magazine. Another writer takes you to task for what she sees as a history of this kind of inappropriateness. Your response?

A) Ignore the criticism — you can’t please everyone, right?

B) Explain yourself — you really didn’t intend to offend.

C) Promptly imply that the other writer is jealous and unfuckable.

If you answered C, hey! You must be Andrew Goldman! Step right up here to accept this week’s Douchebag Decree.

What happened was this: Goldman compiles The New York Times Magazine‘s weekly “Talk” section, and on October 7, his subject was Hollywood legend Tippi Hedren, star of “The Birds” and “Marnie” and, as revealed in a new HBO movie, the victim of a pattern of harassment by director Alfred Hitchcock that ended up ruining her career. “The worst abuse happened after you rebuffed [Hitchcock's] advances,” asked Goldman. “Actors have been known to sleep with less powerful directors for advancement in show business. Did you ever consider it?” Keep reading »

Mattel Releases Barbie For The Birds

I hated Barbie as a fat kid, for obvious reasons. She was super skinny, had cooler clothes than me, hung out with yuppies, and her make-up looked like my evil babysitter’s. Back in the day, Barbie seemed like the suburban spawn of Satan in her perfect little princess castle. But now that I’m an adult, I finally want one! Sure, she’s still thin, but at least this Barbie is a little twisted. Mattel has announced plans to release a doll based on the Hitchcock horror flick The Birds. Set to hit shelves in October, this Barbie is dressed in a pea-green, ’60s suit with attacking seagulls attached, carrying a matching handbag (of course). How cool, dark, and un-Barbie-like! Take that Bratz, Barbie’s back….and ready to fight for her life. [Nerd Approved]
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