The latest web series from YouTube channel WIGS brings together “Jan” (played by Caitlin Gerard, who also starred a solo series for the channel) and “Vanessa” (played by Laura Spencer) and depicts what happens when things don’t quite go as planned for two friends at a speed-dating event. You can check out the first episode above, with five more still to come on their YouTube channel! [YouTube: WIGS]
It can be tough to find meaty, interesting roles for women in Hollywood, which is why WIGS — tagline: “where it gets interesting” — is such a breath of fresh air. The YouTube channel created by Jon Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia has enlisted a bunch of mega talented actresses to star in a bunch of short films and/or web series, each telling the story of a strong, compelling woman. Filmmakers involved include Ami Mann, Lesli Linka Glatter, Marta Kauffman, Amy Lippman and Betty Thomas. So who are some of these women who have starred or are starring on WIGS? Let’s find out… [YouTube: WIGS]
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Julia Stiles is back on the small screen, only instead of your TV screen, I’m talking about your computer — the actress is staring in a new show called “Blue” on the YouTube channel Wigs. Wigs has enlisted a bunch of fantastic actors to star in their series, which involve multiple mini-episodes that are all usually under 10 minutes. In “Blue,” Stiles plays a single mom who starts working nights as an escort in order to pay the bills, but is shocked to find out one of her first clients is a friend from childhood. Whoops! You can watch episodes 1-5now. [WIGS]
But before that, let’s look back on the other fabulously talented actresses who have played escorts or call girls — i.e. sex workers who play house calls — on film or TV.
Justin Bieber is about as famous for his hair — that soft, front swooping mop — as he is for his girlish crooning, so I suppose it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the “Baby” singer is branching out into the hair market. Namely wigs, modeled after his own much-coveted look. Now both men <i>and</i> women can rock the Biebs’ cut without having to undergo any snipping. Hey, if Jessica Simpson can make millions of her line of hair pieces and wigs, why can’t Justin Bieber?
Made from real human hair — not that cheap crap used in Justin Bieber Halloween costumes — donated by fans of the singer (head to LocksOfBieberLove.com to find out how to donate your own), the wigs also come with Bieber-approved hair products (mousse and pomade). Priced at $99 each, you can pay an addition $29.99 for custom highlights. So, would you ever buy a wig from Justin Bieber’s line? Get more info after the jump! Keep reading »
Meet Kaylin Ransom, a 22-year-old resident of Ocala, FL. She spends her weeks doing hair and her weekends in Lake County Jail. The aptly named Ransom is under a plea deal for felony battery and child abuse, and whenever she checks into her “weekend home” she has to take a new mug shot. So following in the footsteps of Naomi Campbell, who famously wore haute couture while performing her community service with the New York Department of Sanitation, Ransom gets glam, in her own way, before taking her mug shots. She’s known for her lace-front wigs, extensions, false eyelashes, and photo shoot-worthy makeup. Now, if Ransom had lesser charges, I’d say this was a unique way of giving the system the finger, but charges of battery and child abuse warrant a lot more repentance, in my book, than getting fly for a weekly jail stay. [Essence.com] Keep reading »
I like Wendy Williams because the woman has no shame. On a recent episode, visited by The Fry Guy, Williams decided it would be a great idea to fry one of her wigs. The chef dips the whole lot of it in batter and then plops it into the fryer. The result is not a pretty sight; suffice to say, I won’t be serving fried wig at this year’s Thanksgiving dinner. If you ate it, you’d have the world’s biggest hairball, and nobody wants that. [ONTD] Keep reading »