The TV Guide
20 years ago today, Alanis Morissette released her album Jagged Little Pill and single-handedly managed to transform the music world with her collection of songs. Jagged Little Pill is one of the most important albums of my life and, I think, of my generation. With just 12 songs (plus the hidden track Your House), Alanis successfully married an emotional, confessional songwriting style with the pop music zeitgeist that resonated with almost everyone. Angsty grungers, riot grrls, casual pop fans, anyone with a radio or MTV … Alanis Morissette spoke to everyone with her musical story. Because it is an album that is still so integral to me (and I suspect, many of you), I wanted to make sure to mark the occasion of the album’s 20th anniversary. More »
“Yes, I do consider myself to be black"
Earlier today we learned the odd story of Rachel Dolezal, the Spokane, WA chapter of the NAACP president who presents herself as “Black” but has been revealed to be a Caucasian woman by her family after she made public allegations that she has been facing racial harassment. Since her story broke today, the curious case of Rachel Dolezal and her pretend Blackness has become a viral sensation. In response to the mounting criticism, Dolezal sat down for an interview to make plainly clear that she does not “give two shits” what anyone thinks about her ethnicity. In her mind, she only has “the Black community” answer to. Um, OK. Click below to watch video of Dolezal‘s response and learn the latest of this ongoing and still very odd story. More »
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Just 2 Days Away from more 'OITNB'
The third season of Orange is the New Black will be released in full on Netflix at the stroke of midnight this Friday June 12 and to get you super excited and amped for the show’s return, a new video featurette has been released for our viewing pleasure. The video embedded above features footage and cast interviews which are meant to remind us that OITNB is BACK in just 2 days. 2 short days. Are you ready? Check out the video above and GET READY. OMG, I can’t wait. Can you?
"In my mind I think of [Genisys] as the third film."
Back in April, we got our first look at the second trailer for Terminator: Genisys which reveals a MAJOR plot twist for the entire Terminator movie franchise (I shall refrain from discussing this plot twist for those of you who wish to remain unspoiled). When that trailer was released, I have to admit that my concern over the quality of this new Terminator movie amped up (my fear is that the twist might be too gimmicky). Today we hear from director James Cameron, the man who created both Terminator and T2: Judgement Day, about his thoughts about the film. In the video featured below, Cameron makes clear that he has absolutely no involvement with the creation of this movie and he merely watched it as a “fanboy”. As you can hear below, James loved what he saw in this movie … so much, in fact, that he considers Terminator: Genisys to be the “real” third Terminator movie (ignoring Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator 4: Salvation). More »
“A girl can be friends with someone with a dick and not hop on it"
I take it all back. Every time I said she looked so young, every time I said it was too weird seeing her with her now-ex-boyfriend Big Sean, every time I thought she was just too adorable to be taken seriously, I was wrong. I just did not know Ariana Grande! Not even a little bit! Yesterday the pop star took to Twitter to let the world know that she is no longer interested in defining herself alongside a boy or a man, she’s tired of the bullshit double standards, and she’s asking the media to join her in actively changing the way women in the public eye are presented—in working towards the elimination of a misogynistic environment that exists at every turn. She may be cute, and she may wear cat ears and chew bubblegum, but I declare that we are now in the presence of a grown ass woman. Click inside for more!
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Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard and the rest of the Empire cast made history this past television season with the debut of their new series on Fox and come Emmy Awards time, it seems very likely that they will be honored for their work. A good indicator that Henson, Howard and the cast & crew of Empire will do well at Emmy time is the fact that the two lead stars are featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Emmy magazine. As you can see in the gallery presented here, both Taraji and Terrence look like a million bucks in this photospread shot by Mike Ruiz. Check out the photos from the magazine then click below to read excerpts from the Emmy mag cover story feature and watch behind the scenes video footage from the set of the shoot. More »
Did you watch this horrifying interview though?!
There is no way I could have sat through the FOX News interview with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. Sometimes, it’s good to rage, and other times I just have to save myself from the insanity that is two people going on TV to speak for their grown ass son and to explain away his childish behavior that was totally resolved so it doesn’t even matter anyway. All that to say, I did not watch the interview, but I’ve seen a few clips and now support my decision to not watch the interview. On the one hand, some of these comments (and the lies, ohhh the LIES) are infuriating, and then I also thought, “This is a pretty typical response.” Click inside for more.
Posted under: The Duggars
"Your attitude is a choice"
Jurassic World star Chris Pratt is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of British Men’s Health magazine and in his cover story interview, he talks about being overweight and the effect it had on his overall happiness. Now that he’s lost the weight, he is happy to preach the benefits of healthy eating and physical fitness. Click through the gallery to see photos from Chris‘s Men’s Health photospread then click below to read excerpts from his cover story interview. More »
"I have a platform that’s so large, how can I use that to make this better?"
Earlier today we got to see photos from Caitlyn Jenner‘s Vanity Fair magazine photospread after we got to see the stunning cover photo yesterday (all photographed by Annie Leibovitz). Right now, we get to read a few quotes that have been released by VF ahead of the issue’s release next week. The digital version of the issue has already been released via iPad but the print issue won’t hit newsstands until June 9. Unless you have the digital issue, you’ll have to wait a bit longer to read the full 22-page feature … but if you click below, you can read some excerpts from the interview (including a very honest admission by Caitlyn about her time being married to Kris Jenner) to get your first taste of this remarkable feature on Caitlyn Jenner. More »