What you will see in this image is one of the queens of the 90s wearing no clothes but a strange and very ugly sea creature. All of this has something to do with charity.
Hiphop mogul/rapper Jay Z announced on his blog Dec. 3 that he and his wife/R&B superstar Beyoncé will eat a vegan diet for 22 days. Challenged by a friend to consume only plant-based meals, the veteran rapper—who just turned 44—decided to accept it and will eat no meat or dairy products until Christmas. After that they will consider whether to continue to live on the higher evolutionary plane where vegans exist.
Updated: “Fast And Furious” Star Paul Walker Dies In Car Accident http://t.co/jLLjsmO2OF pic.twitter.com/TE8vzIoL8Z
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) December 1, 2013
A source close to the actor confirmed the report of his death to Variety.
According to TMZ, Walker was either the passenger or driver in the accident. There was another person in the car, who was also killed, but it is unclear who was driving.
The seventh Fast and the Furious film,
which Walker had already filmed, is scheduled to be released in July of 2014.
UPDATE 12/1/2013: Looks like reports that Fast and Furious 7 was complete were wrong, though Walker's scenes had mostly been shot. The production was on Thanksgiving break. Devin Faraci at Badass Digest writes:
The Hollywood Reporter says that Fast 7 will not be scrapped; the footage Walker used will be shot. The movie - supposedly opening July 11 2014 - has been pushed back indefinitely. The discussion now turns to how to do rewrites that will honor Walker but also allow the film to go on.
The actor Alec Baldwin’s short-lived show on MSNBC has been terminated, less than two weeks after he was suspended for making a gay slur in a confrontation with a photographer seeking to get pictures of him with his wife and baby.
“This is a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best,” MSNBC said in a statement.
Needless to say, I'm happy about this news. I think actors trying to become liberal mouthpieces turn out, more often than not, to be embarrassments. Even better: Baldwin took himself out before anything too politically serious could happen. I don't think celebrities should keep quiet about their political beliefs, but I do think that giving celebrities platforms as political experts when they've been proven to have a long history of shitty behavior is a bad idea.
In other news, Lara Logan and her producers have finally been put on leave for running that shitty Benghazi story that wasn't even remotely true. It's a good day for political media!
Jean-Claude Van Damme's crotch cannot compel me to buy a Volvo (see Kelly's post below), but Channing Tatum's crotch could compel me to invest heavily in Channing Tatum's crotch:
• Cinematic goddess Parker Posey was spotted shopping at Elliott Bay Book Company on Sunday, November 17. She is reportedly somehow even hotter in real life. In less-hot celebrity-sighting news, Dale Chihuly was seen leaving an evening showing of Dallas Buyers Club at the Harvard Exit on the same day.
• The only Seattle artist anyone can remember being included in a Whitney Biennial was Wynne Greenwood in 2004, and she was in Olympia then and making work as Tracy + the Plastics. The Whitney's 2014 biennial list was just announced and it includes HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?, a collective that includes Seattle poet/performance artist Christa Bell. Asked for details, Bell said it's "an evolving collaboration of multidisciplinary artists of the African diaspora. Members of the collective have lived and worked together, in various iterations, over the last 20 years." We will bring you more details as we learn them, including, naturally, instruction on how to say "yam" in African.
• During a tech rehearsal last week for The Hound of the Baskervilles at Seattle Rep, actor Connor Toms tripped and broke his foot while wooing onstage lover and real-life wife Hana Lass. Evidently, the train of a silk Victorian dress is quite slippery if you step on it in patent-leather dinner shoes. But Toms is already back onstage, according to a source with inside information: "He's been acting on a broken foot and killing it."
Sorry, People, but Adam Levine is nowhere near the sexiest man alive. I don't care if he cries while watching E.T. The sexiest man alive, in fact, is the second person on your dumb little sexiest man alive slideshow:
Your boyfriend Idris Elba is looking mighty dapper tonight http://t.co/VUcKeKW2lU— Jezebel (@Jezebel) November 15, 2013
Please make a note of it. I don't usually give a shit about these dumb pop culture media constructions, but this is such an egregious mistake that I can't even imagine how that editorial discussion went down. Worse, Elba isn't even on the cover of People's sexiest man alive issue. They opted instead for small photos of Justin Timberlake and Chris Hemsworth, and they called out Hugh Jackman by name. I have nothing against Timberlake, Hemsworth, or Jackman, but this is straight-up bullshit. I demand a recount!
In his account of George W. Bush's appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Lloyd Grove calls Bush "perfectly charming," saying that the man everyone hates for destroying the United States was "[n]owhere to be seen" on the show. Instead, Grove says that the Bush that showed up was a "wryly humorous, self-deprecating, still-vital 67-year-old who likes to laugh at himself and paint pictures of his pets on canvas while performing good works." Bush "quipped" and "looked supremely relaxed and in command," while still being "completely endearing." The guy even presented Jay Leno with a portrait he allegedly painted of the retiring late-night talk show host:
Every retired president gets rehabilitated in one way or another, but I am not mentally prepared to watch the media to frame George W. Bush as America's cool retired neighbor guy. Despite having a searchable record of the first decade of the 21st century available at our fingertips at all time, our short memory as a nation just keeps getting shorter. Just a week ago, people were comparing the fact that the Obamacare website didn't work to President Bush's inaction during Hurricane Katrina. It took a while, but I finally came to terms with the fact that Bush and Cheney were going to get away with presiding over the collapse of the economy and the destruction of many of America's most important institutions. Men like that don't suffer repercussions; they make us suffer repercussions for them. But I am not ready for the worst president in my lifetime to be welcomed as a chuckling, sort of bumbling, adorable old man. That is not something that ever needs to happen.
Hooray for Jennifer Lawrence! She's sincerely and thoughtfully answering questions about role models for young women and body image on her PR tour for the new Hunger Games movie.
Boo for Toys R Us! Their newest ad feeds into that stupid "science is boring and normal kids hate it" stereotype. This ad is practically an illustration of our nation's shameful anti-educational decline.
That last video is via George Dvorsky at io9, who explains exactly why this ad is anti-science bullshit.
As part of a promotion for Stopwatching.us and the Rally Against Mass Surveillance happening in Washington DC this Saturday, this—well, not star-studded, but at least star-dappled—video does a good job explaining in under five minutes why you should care about the NSA's overreaching.
Tom Hardy, who Lindy West has already claimed as her boyfriend, is set to star as Elton John in the upcoming biopic Rocketman. Men and women around the world are going to be having a whole lot of naughty dreams set to "Crocodile Rock" tonight.
Opening in cinemas today, Thanks for Sharing stars Mark Ruffalo as a recovering sex addict who navigates a romance with a character played by Gwyneth Paltrow. (It also stars Book of Mormon star Josh Gad and pop superstar Alecia "P!nk" Moore, and according to the Stranger review by Alison Hallett, it's pretty good.)
But I'm not here to discuss the qualities the film. What I'm fixed on is a statement made in the comments of the Stranger review:
I get fed up with movies that show the average looking guy with the hot girl. Paltrow in real life would never date an average or below average looking guy like Ruffalo. The hot girl / average guy and in some cases much older guy matchup is propaganda perpetuated by the primarily male establishment that runs Hollywood.. Most of the people that write and produce this crap want to portray the world in a way that favors them instead of how it really is. If you doubt that there is a bias ask yourself how often you see a movie with a stud leading man guy paired up with a plain girl.
The hot woman/shlub man combo is well documented (see the careers of Kevin James and Jim Belushi), but numerous other commenters jumped in to call bull on using Ruffalo/Paltrow as an example of this trend:
To which our original complainer responded:
to ruffalo lovers - look at the guys that dated paltrow none of them look like ruffalo, lets be more specific paltrow is hot in the stereotypical way which means she would not date a guy that looks like ruffalo, you are welcome to think that ruffalo is hot , but someone that looks like paltrow would not date him, for one thing he is too short, which is fine for more open minded types but not for paltrow look alikes, thus my point - hollywood likes to stick not stereotypically hot guys with stereotypically hot girls but not the other way around
Of course someone jumped in to point out that Paltrow's husband Chris Martin ain't no great shakes, but now I put the question to you:
Over on Reddit, Madonna discusses vacuuming, Brad Pitt sex dreams, Frida Kahlo, artistic censorship, breakup advice, and dessert, among other things. I am a fan of her brevity. Also, of this exchange:
Oh, Nic Cage. Never change.
Alec Baldwin has a new baby and a new show!
MSNBC has announced that the Emmy Award-winning actor joins the network as host of a new weekly current events and culture talk show. Up Late w/Alec Baldwin will air at 10 p.m. ET on Fridays beginning in October.
I know it's human nature to want to attribute celebrities with some sort of special knowledge or understanding of the world, but I just don't think it's a good idea to stand this guy...
...up as a mouthpiece for liberals. I can tolerate him as an actor, but his personal views mean about as much to me as a steaming can full of hot garbage. Alec Baldwin is a terrible person; he doesn't speak for me.
Much has been made about Dave Chappelle's "meltdown" last night, but when you look at video of the event, it doesn't look very meltdown-y at all. Looks to me like he walked offstage, apparently disgusted with a rowdy crowd that kept yelling at him to do bits from his Comedy Central TV Show.
Today, the Vulture published a very interesting interview with New York Times comedy critic Jason Zinoman, who is the author of an e-book about Chappelle. Zinoman suggests that walking away is part of Chappelle's character:
I was less surprised, because with Chappelle, what's past is prologue. In 2011 in Miami, he got upset over filming in the audience, stopped telling jokes, checked his phone. That led to boos. The next show went smoothly. The difference is that his new tour has received a lot of attention, so this is much more high profile. But since he became famous, Chappelle has a very striking, occasionally tense relationship with his audience. Recall that his stated reason for leaving Chappelle’s Show was that he didn’t like the sound of a laugh by a white member in his crew. Most comics like all laughs. In this case, Chappelle discriminates between good ones and troubling ones. Of course, he was understandably concerned that white audiences took his racial material the wrong way. But Chappelle has a longer history of wariness toward his crowd.
So what do you think?
I'm a day late to the party, but the thing that happens after you click on "15 Hottest Sideboobs at the VMA's" on College Humor is wonderful.
(Via The Jane Dough.)
This is how it began...
After 14 years of marriage, Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel are done with each other and have broken up. This is not a shock and not a surprise to those who know that Monica and Vincent got sick of looking at each other’s faces a while ago and he’s been living in Brazil while she’s been in Europe with their daughters.
We are now living in a post-Miley-entertainment dystopian nightmarescape.
The American movie star Chris Pine was born 33 years ago today! To celebrate, a quiz:
Hint: The ones that aren't Chris Pine are Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth. Good luck! Your guess is as good as mine!
What a coincidence! I'm getting tired of Bruce Willis in action movies, too*.
* Except for Looper. That was good shit. But Looper shared more of a vision and an artistic voice with Willis movies like Nobody's Fool and Moonrise Kingdom than, say, the Red franchise.
Oprah Winfrey has said she recently became a victim of racism when a shop assistant in Switzerland refused to show her a £24,477 handbag saying it would be "too expensive" for her.Even if the "Oprah Winfrey Show is not shown in Zurich," it seems impossible that any soul in a major First World city would be unable to recognize the face of Oprah Winfrey. It's like not being able to recognize Michelle Obama or Hillary Clinton or Whoopi. What planet does this purse monger live on? And why is Tina getting married at 73?
The US chat show host, who is one of the richest women in the world, was in Zurich for Tina Turner’s wedding when she decided to go shopping alone.
The story is here.
This Friday the outer-space pop outfit Tea Cozies are playing the Rendezvous with Charms and Gang Cult. The party is a triple threat of fun—Gang Cult are releasing their new tape, Charms are releasing their new seven-inch, and Brady Harvey of the Cozies celebrates her birthday. But the best part? The show is also a Corey Feldman costume party! If you come dressed as your favorite Corey Feldman character, you get a prize. And just look at this great Feldman illustration/inspiration on the show poster...
After allegedly starting a fire in the driveway of a home in Thousand Oaks, CA, the troubled former-Nickelodeon-star-turned-multimedia-menace has been placed on an involuntary 72-hour psychiatric hold.
Get well soon, Ms. Bynes. (And if it takes a long time, that's okay, too.)
Of course #royalfetus is a big thing in the conservative tweet-o-sphere right now. If there's one thing conservatives like to talk about more than gay sex, it's abortion. All the time with the abortion. They just can't get enough of it! Now that Fox News seems to think the economy is back on track, it's 24/7 butt-fucking and abortions out of these mooks. I expect them to talk about the royal baby's gay marriage within twelve minutes of the birth announcement.
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