GQ: Lady blogs like Jezebel exploded after the episode with the Liz-hires-a-feminist-comic thing. It sure seemed like you were commenting on the outrage when Olivia Munn — hot lady, not necessarily hot comic — was hired on “The Daily Show.”
Tina Fey: I was actually really pleased that Jezebel got that it was about the whole Olivia thing, because the treatment of Olivia was weird on that site. She just kept getting reamed! And it was this weird mix. They would go after her, and then the next thing would be like, “Defending the Rights of Sex Workers.” And I was just like, “Well, why can’t we just say Olivia’s a sex worker? Leave her alone!”
— Tina Fey in GQ talking about the “30 Rock” episode “Joan Of Snark,” which addressed the way ladyblogs like Jezebel (and, to be fair, The Frisky) have criticized “The Daily Show”‘s Olivia Munn. Some would say Olivia leads with the “hot piece of ass” angle, but not Tina Fey.
After the jump, Tina gamely answered GQ‘s question, “Is Liz Lemon ugly?” Keep reading »
You know what I never, ever want on my vagina? A cityscape. Ditto, a plane on my boobs. [$375, Net-a-Porter] Keep reading »
Talk about a niche dating site. TheUglyBugBall.co.uk launched on Monday as the first online dating site only for ugly people in the U.K. It claims to “deal in reality,” is free to join and filled with 1,500 unattractive people who want to, um, bump uglies. First of all, that’s the best name for a website ever. Second of all, founder Howard James’ quote is the funniest ever: “It’s a sad fact that up to half of the UK is made up of ugly people yet amazingly nobody has ever thought of providing a dating service for them.” The rules are strict: attractive singletons are not allowed!
But isn’t a dating site for “the aesthetically challenged” kind of … wrong? Keep reading »
The Rumpus’ Dear Sugar advice column is a must-read this week: “Beauty and the Beast.” A man writes in to say he’s ugly, too ugly to ever find love.
“I’m an average 26-year-old man, exceptional only in that I’m writing to an Internet advice columnist and that I’m incredibly ugly.”
Sugar responds with a long, fascinating story about a man who was part beast and part beauty. Read it and weep. Keep reading »
The fashion event we’ve all been waiting for is only 10 days away, people. That’s right, the Kardashian sisters’ swimwear line is available May 10th! Get excited! Make some noise! Oh, what’s that? You’re not a stripper? Nevermind then, you probably aren’t going to want to wear any of the overpriced styles the three Kardashians have come up with. Kim’s relatively simple bikinis were actually the most manageable, but her sisters couldn’t keep things under control. Keep reading »
I’ve always liked Sharon Osbourne. She looks like a woman who can hold her own—managing the career of her bat-biting rocker husband, caring for three rebellious children in the public eye, and not letting reality TV totally ruin her family. Sharon recently revealed that the fierce personality and hard work ethic that has brought her so far all came from … being ugly. Yes, in the new issue of Psychologies magazine Sharon says that her life would’ve been very different if she hadn’t been born fugly.
First off, I’m not sure I agree with Sharon’s diagnosis of her appearance. But even more than that, I’ve got some beef with Sharon’s beauty bomb. Keep reading »