I’ll just go ahead and put it right out there: I do not watch “America’s Next Top Model
.” Never have, and never had any plans to, until now. I could seriously just sit and watch Vogue
‘s Andre Leon Talley all the diggity day long. I love his wink-wink faux-Euro accent (he’s from South Carolina, genius!) and his French pronunciations of savage (SAH-vauge) and salon (SAH-lawn) and his amazing capes and jewelry and, most of all, how he was so nice to that poor crying model. Also, “dreckitude” is clearly the new Fashion Word of the Day. Lastly, it cracks me up how Tyra so obviously defers to him and how he takes that smug old Nigel Barker — a rather commercial, lame photog whom no serious fashion magazine has ever employed — down a notch. LOVE. This new development just may make me the latest to the party convert ever. Keep reading »
Tyra Banks, you’re so mean. On last night’s episode of “America’s Next Top Model,” TyTy had the models stomp the runway in sexy, tight Rachel Roy gowns, while huge clock gongs swung at them. I suppose it was meant to be an exercise in timing your strut, but one model failed badly — twice! First she tumbled down the stairs approaching the runway, then she was knocked off the runway by one of the swinging pendulums. Model down!
After a bajillion seasons, I am seriously finally tiring of this show. If it weren’t for the new judge, Vogue‘s Andre Leon Talley, who has a hilarious faux Euro accent and talks about having a salon (SA-lon, as he pronounces it) in his apartment, I would be over this shizz. Keep reading »
Middle school totally blows for everyone. It’s a rule. It’s, like, written in the Bible or something. But I’d bet it blows a hell of a lot more when you’re a 6th grader who gets groped by her classmate and both your school administrators and the media act like it’s just a “schoolboy prank.”
That’s what has happened to an 11-year-old girl at Castaic Middle School, in Castaic, California: The girl said she was leaning over her locker when a boy came up behind her and grabbed her breasts. The kids at her middle school call that behavior “scooping.” After it took two days for the school to inform him about the incident and administrators failed to explain the boy’s punishment, the 6th grade girl’s father, Chris Dawson, went to TV station KTLA with the story. KTLA reported the incident and came up with this genius headline: “Scooping: Sexual Assault or Schoolboy Prank?”
Because there is such a thin line between inappropriately touching someone and a funny “prank,” right? Keep reading »
Check out the first trailer for “Eat Pray Love,” based on Elizabeth Gilbert‘s book. While I usually dislike movies made from books, I must admit: I think it looks pretty darn good. The cast includes plenty of eye candy (James Franco, Javier Bardem, Billy Crudup), and this could be one of Julia Roberts‘ best roles. (I also appreciated hearing Florence & the Machine’s song “Dog Days Are Over” in the background.) Keep reading »
appeared on “Larry King Live” last night, to talk about her gig hosting “Saturday Night Live” on May 8. Apparently, Lorne Michaels always wanted Betty to host and asked her three times back in the day—she turned it down because she felt it was too “New York.” In the clip above, Larry went on to ask some uh, kind of pervy questions. “You were a loose woman, Betty, weren’t you?” he asked. His follow-up: “Would you say you were easy?” Uh, can someone teach him some terminology not out of the 1950s? Props to Betty for handling the gross questions with grace. “No, I’m an incurable romantic,” she said. [NY Mag
] Keep reading »
If you were, say, Jesse James and had the good fortune to land a wife like Sandra Bullock, you’d probably never look at another woman for as long as you lived, right? Well, that appears not to be the case. So who is this woman, Michelle McGee, who says she allegedly had an 11-month affair with Jesse? Radar has been researching her extensively, and has put up multiple posts in the past 20 hours about her. After the jump, the highlights. But to whet your appetite: she’s an Amish stripper. Keep reading »
Dakota Fanning appeared on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” last night. She’s totally cute. He’s kind of icky.
While chatting about her new movie “The Runaways,” Fallon said, “You were 15 when you shot this movie … there were some pretty steamy scenes in the movie, especially with Kristen even. You had some steamy scenes with her. So you’d go from the movie set back to being a 15-year-old.”
Is it just me, or did he look really uncomfortable like he felt kinda pervy for asking that? Keep reading »
Confession: I haven’t actually watched that new E! show, “Pretty Wild,” about L.A. party girl Alexis Neiers and her many, many troubles. But if the above clip of Alexis, her little sis Gabby Neiers, and their mom — reacting to Alexis getting busted for allegedly robbing celebs’ homes in a “bling ring” — is any indication of what “Pretty Wild” is all about … I’ll pass, thanks.
One thought, though: I get that pretty girls allegedly stealing celebs’ s**t is SCANDALOUS and all. But before we join in on the national pastime of spanking these bad girls — now it’s Alexis and her friend, Tess Taylor; a few years ago it was Paris Hilton — let’s hold on for a second. Shouldn’t we save up our sputtering outrage for the less “sexy” criminals — say, murderers, sexual abusers, and rapists? Just a idea. Keep reading »
According to this video, if you look a tarsier in the eyes, it will eat your soul. Click play at your own risk, people! Keep reading »
Earlier this week Kotex released sassy new commercials advertising its pads and tampons — but advertising agency JWT butted heads with three broadcast TV stations that wouldn’t let them say a very naughty, shameful word.
Yes, even though your grandma has seen “The Vagina Monologues,” when it comes to your secret special lady place, TV prefers feminine hygiene commercials use a cutesy euphemism like “down there” instead of saying “vagina.” (And two networks weren’t keen to air an ad referring to a lady’s “down there,” either.) Keep reading »