You guys! Idris Elba — star of ”Luther,” “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom,” and, of course, “The Wire” — is going to be on “Girls”! I mean, I’m assuming he is, because he ASKED TO BE and when Idris Elba ASKS to appear on your show, you say YES. You move heaven and earth to make that request a reality. So basically, Idris just asking – even via Twitter (as he did this morning in a tweet to Lena Dunham) — makes it so. It’s a space/time continuum thing. (Also, Lena and her cowriter both seemed game. Because they’re not stupid and they have eyes.) You heard it here: Idris Elba is going to be on “Girls”! (We will keep you posted on when this is actually confirmed in the form of an official announcement. But feel free to start celebrating now.) [Twitter]
Last night, en route to the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Idris Elba tweeted this reference to his own hard manhood. Women swooned. And men everywhere were like, “I gotta wear bow ties more often.” [Twitter]
Oh, yes. Seth Rogen is one of my weird celebrity crushes of the vaguely chubby, grizzly-faced variety, a pet category of mine that also includes Chris Pratt and Seth’s buddy Jason Segel. I feel like I’m always having to defend these unorthodox attractions of mine. People just don’t understand. No explanation should be necessary any longer, because Seth’s recent actions speak for themselves. Keep reading »
I was clicking about the internet, looking for some news when I happened upon this gem of a piece on the Huffington Post entitled “There Are Plenty Of Twitter Users Who FInd Their Cousins Hot.” It’s just what the doctor ordered for a “Law & Order: SVU” fan with twisted curiosities.
On Christmas night, a man about the internet who tweets as @Mobute, went on what the Huffington Post called “an epic retweeting spree.” This is the first retweeting frenzy I’ve ever beheld. It really was epic. It appears that an unnervingly number of people find their cousins hot and are down to share that with the whole internet via Twitter. Read the top tweets on The Gloss…
The ever puzzling LeAnn Rimes recently posted a photo of herself in the shower wearing her American Country Awards gown. For a minute we were worried that she trying to make a statement of some sort, but then we read her caption: “Gotta love a several thousand $ gown in a shower. Moments before I went on. Such a happy night!” and were reassured to know that, as usual, there was no rational explanation for her actions. Glad that faucet didn’t leak before she sang “Crazy.” [E! Online]
Welp, that was interesting. Late yesterday, I told you about Justine Sacco, the IAC Communications Executive who tweeted a racist joke about AIDS shortly before departing on her flight to somewhere in Africa. While Sacco was in the air and presumably did not have access to the internet (while some international flights have wi-fi, Sacco did not appear to be online for many hours), her tweet made Valleywag and before Sacco probably had a chance to finish an in-flight movie, #HasJustineLandedYet began to trend on the social network. Basically, my entire timeline (and I follow a wide variety of people) was riveted. It was unlike anything I’d ever seen go down online. It was really kind of astonishing. Keep reading »