When ESPN reporter Erin Andrews learned in July some perverted peeping Tom had videotaped her naked through a peephole in her hotel room, she did what any of us would do: she called her parents screaming. Andrews told Oprah Winfrey about her ordeal on this afternoon’s show:
“Having to call my parents and they—they thought I was physically injured how bad I was screaming…I kept screaming [to my father], ‘I’m done. My career is over. I’m done. Get it off. Get it off the Internet. Get it off.’”
Remember how I couldn’t shut up about fine rhymin’ Speech Debelle? Well, the Lauryn Hill of England, as I dubbed her, has just been awarded the Mercury Prize, basically THE music prize in the U.K. So, basically, Speech is the shiznit, officially. But lucky for us, she’s not the only lady shakin’ up the international music industry. Here are some other foreign female crooners you should check out.
Are you tired of taking relationship advice from haughty, snot-nosed, ultra good-looking men and women with inflated egos? I know I am. If you want to hear the real deal about your most confusing relationship questions, the person to ask is straight-shooting self-proclaimed crack head, Propecia. Oh…she’s got answers all right. And they’re so simple that you won’t have to stress. Want to get over a rough breakup? No self-help necessary…smoke some crack. Want to get your girlfriend in the mood? Foreplay is passé. Propecia says, “Wash your smelly a** and balls!” I can’t wait for her television show. Check out a clip of Propecia in action. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
Poor Lindsay Lohan. Girlfriend just can’t catch a break. Her latest stroke of bad luck? Lindsay once posted her phone number on her “secret” Facebook profile (i.e. totes not a secret) and then somebody managed to guess her voicemail password. In fairness, it wasn’t clever — 1234. Anyhoo, so here’s a snippet of LiLo’s recent VM’s. They are rather boring, save for the one where her douche dad calls and holds the phone up to the car stereo as most douchey dads from Long Island are known to do. Listen above. Keep reading »
A few days back, Jennifer Aniston said that she still believes in love. Now that she’s promoting her flick “Love Happens,” she won’t shut up about it. In this interview, Jen seems a little disoriented and we aren’t really surprised because love isn’t exactly Jen’s strong suit. The interview really deteriorates when the actress compares trying too hard in a relationship to selling a car. She then mixes metaphors and talks about going into a “rental” situation and compares a relationship to the structure of a house. The interviewer adds that he’d like an option to buy, presumably if “love happens,” and I start to wonder if I’m watching a home makeover show. Keep reading »
They share the same initials and are both on the D-list, so it’s no wonder Kathy Griffin was happy to impersonate Kate Gosselin for a sketch that aired on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Kathy didn’t really try to be Kate so much as she focused on tearing her a new one. Job well done! Keep reading »
I can think of lots of momentous events I wouldn’t want human pit bull/Baby Phat designer Kimora Lee Simmons around for — and inserting a tampon in my coochie for the very first time is one of them. But on “The Tyra Show”‘s first-ever program all about periods, Tyra Banks shared how, at the ripe-old age of 26, Miss Fabulosity coached (bullied?) her on how to insert a tampon. An applicator-less tampon. There’s some mental imagery for you!
But Tyra’s period show wasn’t all about famous women pushing Tampax up their lady flowers: Tyra invited three doctors on the show to explain why Aunt Flo comes to visit. It’s a ghastly state of affairs for sex ed if grown women are learning why they get their periods on “The Tyra Show.” Still, I learned lotsa stuff about my monthlies thanks to Ty-Ty … like, you can still get laid if you go to bed wearing an adult diaper on your heavy flow nights. Proof of THAT above! Keep reading »
Diane Pernet, the mysterious force that runs A Shaded View on Fashion, is hosting A Shaded View on Fashion Film Festival 2009, the world’s first annual fashion, beauty, and style film festival. The event runs from September 25 to 27 at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France, if you happen to be in the neighborhood. (Hopefully, the festival will make its way around the globe.) Featured directors and stars include fashion luminaries Steven Klein, Dita Von Teese, Nick Knight, Chloe Sevigny, and Chris Cunningham. It looks jaw-droppingly amazing. Keep reading »
There’s always at least one crazy (in addition to Tyra) on each season cycle of “America’s Next Top Model” and if you watched last night’s premiere, you know that person for cycle 13 was Amber. Amber was doing “ANTM” for Jesus. Yes, Jesus. Jesus wanted her to be on a CW modeling show to help people, or something. And she was so sincere about it! Unfortunately, though she made it to the Top 14, Amber mysteriously had to drop out of the show for “personal reasons” which means we’re depending on Tyra, and only Tyra, to bring the crazy this season. Sigh. Relive Amber’s brief moment in the spotlight, above. Keep reading »
“Precious,” adapted from the novel Push by Sapphire, is a gritty indie film directed by Lee Daniels about an obese and illiterate teen who is pregnant for a second time by her own father. Set in Harlem in 1987, the story follows Precious as she struggles with her insecurities and disastrous home life while using what resources she has to improve her life. Although, “Precious” has an impressive cast, Mo’Nique, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Sherri Shepherd, Paula Patton, and Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe in the starring role, Mariah and Mo’Nique’s performances are already generating Oscar buzz. Mariah strips off the makeup and glitz from her normal life and steps into the role of a social worker. Mo’Nique is terrifying as she plays Mary, Precious’ mother, who is both physically and verbally abusive and delusional. Mary has the power to crush all of Precious’ hopes. Gabby also gives a great performance in her acting debut for someone who auditioned on a whim. If the book is any indication, “Precious” won’t wallow in the bleak details of the main character’s life. Instead it captures an energy that is pushed along by anger and hope. If you need more encouragement to see this film when it opens Nov. 6, consider that it won three awards at the Sundance Film Festival, including the coveted Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Dramatic Competition, and received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Keep reading »