Yesterday was a big day for Alpine skier Bode Miller — he won the bronze medal in the Super-G competition at the Sochi Olympics, giving him six career Olympic medals, more than any other skier. It was also a bittersweet moment, as Bode’s brother Chelone “Chilly” Miller, who died last year from an apparent seizure, was on his mind. Interviewed post-race by NBC, Miller broke down in tears after the reporter, Christin Cooper, repeatedly asked him questions about Chilly, prompting many on Twitter to call out Cooper and NBC for being “insensitive.” Keep reading »
If you thought “Dirty Dancing” was just a feel good rom-com about summer romance, abortion and Patrick Swayze’s hot abs, you were wrong. It’s actually filled with 77 errors, inconsistencies and WTF-eries that we mostly never noticed before. This new video by CinemaCins counts them all up (in under eight minutes!). Why is Baby’s sister brushing her hair in the backseat of a car with the windows open? Why is the best place to practice lifts in the water? Why does Baby put on lipstick while she’s practicing her moves alone in the forest? Sorry to burst the bubble for all you “Dirty Dancing” fans out there, but it was about time you honestly asked yourself whether that party really needed three watermelons. [Laughing Squid]
Last night, actress Ellen Page, best known for her roles in “Juno” and “Inception,” came out as a gay woman in a speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s Time to Thrive Conference in Las Vegas. In the beautiful eight-minute-long speech above, Page told the crowd that she is “tired of lying by omission” and says she’s coming out now because of the “social responsibility” she has to stand up for others. The entire speech is incredibly moving and I highly recommend taking the time to watch it.
Your career plans might not include New York Senator or Secretary Of State. Even so, surely you can’t deny that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knows a thing or two about successful careers. Speaking this week at New York University about her new Clinton Foundation project, “No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project,” Ms. Clinton dished out career advice worth listening to. “One of the best pieces of advice that I ever heard from anyone was Eleanor Roosevelt in the 1920s who said that women in politics or in public roles should grow skin like a rhinoceros. I think there’s some truth to that,” she said. “It’s important to learn how to take criticism seriously, but not personally. And to do that, you have to be willing to hear what others, who are your critics, are saying and to evaluate where they’re coming from.” It’s sexist and annoying that women need to be this way more than men (and mothers in politics and public life especially), but I don’t doubt that Clinton, who has an admirable rhinoceros hide herself, is correct. [CBS News]
An oldie but a goodie: this is from the 2006 Torino Olympics, when the American kittehs bested the Danish kittehs on the ice. (I think.) The Olympics would be much more watchable if cat curling was an actual sport, don’t you agree? [YouTube]
This week on Date-Ade, the advice series for all your existential dating dilemmas, I address the issue of rubbing your happiness in your crappy ex-boyfriend’s face.
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Being chased around the zoo by a penguin is either someone’s life dream or someone’s nightmare. (For me it’s a dream, obviously.) Fortunately this African penguin chasing his zookeeper around the Masue Vogel Aviary Park in Japan looks utterly harmless. Who knew penguins could run (er, waddle) so fast? I guess that comes in handy when a seal is trying to eat them. Run, little buddy, run! [Neatorama]
When Amy Poehler and Will Arnett called it quits, I was totally bummed. When Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel were dunzo, I despaired. Don’t even get me started on Britney and Justin, whose demise I am still not over. With the devastating demise of Hollywood relationships, it’s easy to throw in the towel and give up all hopes of lifelong love. If the beautiful, talented and rich can’t make it work, what hope do the rest of us have?
That said, lasting celebrity romance does exist. And this Valentine’s Day, let’s see what Oprah dug up on what keeps some of Hollywood’s favorite couples going. She sat down to talk about the marriages of Beyonce and Jay Z, Tina Turner and Erwin Bach, Stephen Colbert and Evelyn McGee-Colbert, Magic and Cookie Johnson, and Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness. As the celebs talked about their ups and downs and what keeps their love alive, I may have teared up a little. At the end of the day, they’re just like the rest of us! [Huffington Post]