Who do “Inception,” “Transformers” and “The Muppets” all have in common? I was scratching my head on that one. All three movies are examples of “the Smurfette principle,” explains Anita Sarkeesian of the blog Feminist Frequency. “The Smurfette principle” is a common trope in movies and TV shows that try to be palatable to male audiences by having an ensemble of nearly all male characters with one token female character, who is oftentimes uber-feminine (Miss Piggy) or super hot (Megan Fox) or otherwise unthreatening. Keep reading »
It took Rose Pallard a long time to commit to her boyfriend, Forrest Lunsway. Thirty years, in fact. The two had been together that long when 90-year-old Rose finally agreed to marry Forrest—on his 100th birthday. The two tied the knot in Southern California on March 19 in a joint wedding and centenial birthday party. And while they might be the oldest newlyweds in the world, man, do they still have some moves. After all, Forrest did get down on one knee and ask for Rose’s hand in marriage without any issues. Rose’s advice for making romance last? “Be forgiving and patient and say ‘I love you’ every once in a while,” she explained. I also think these two are poster children for lookalike couples—they have almost identical faces. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
I know what I’m watching this evening. This week’s episode of National Geographic’s “Taboo” features Stanley Thorton, an adult baby. The 29-year-old sleeps in a crib he built himself, plays with Legos, and is spoon and bottle-fed by Sandra Diaz, his “caretaker.” No, they are not lovers. And yes, in case you were wondering, he wears diapers. In public, Stanley behaves and dresses as an adult man, but at home, it’s all baby, all the time. This is not a sexual fetish for Stanley, it’s about recapturing the love and care of early childhood and “relaxing” after a long day. More please. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
In 2005, designer Jedda-Kahn launched his first line to great success. But six years later, many of his biggest accounts have disappeared and he’s barely holding on, despite having a handful of celeb clients. Can Elle Creative Director Joe Zee help him get back on top? Tune in to “All On the Line” to find out! making enough to keep going and is done with borrowing money.
“All On the Line,” Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. EST on the Sundance Channel. Keep reading »