This is a strange, new feeling for me...
I spent some time this week working on an article for Paste Magazine about a film I’m calling The Most Important Black Movie of the Year. Starred Up is based on the experiences of a psychotherapist who worked with gang members in the largest UK prison. It’s my favorite film of the year, partly because it attempts to normalize therapy, and it really highlights the ways in which proper anger management can save/change lives. I mentioned Ray Rice in the piece, and so I couldn’t help but be pleased with this video of Chris Brown—yes, that Chris Brown—advocating for therapy and anger management in response to a question about Rice. Click inside for more.
Posted under: Chris Brown, Ray Rice
Let the interwebs go CRAY!
If Beyoncé is pregnant, I’m gonna lose my mind. I just feel like, she’s going to be rocking that Dita Von Teese maternity wear I was just talking about and it’s going to kill me inside. I feel like she’ll be way more open, and sharing pictures of her perfectly-formed baby bump on Instagram, and it’s just going to be annoying. And then there’ll be that one photo of Jay Z with his hands on her belly, and I’ll just give up… on the prospect… of Jay and I ever getting [back] together. Anyway, he maybe just announced that they’re totally pregs again. Click inside for more!
#FreeTheNipple goes burlesque... and I need these. All of these.
NOOOooooooooo! NOOOOooooo! NOW I HAVE TO GET PREGNANT AGAIN! NOOOOoooooooOOOOooooooo! This is awful. I’ve been telling everyone and myself (mainly myself) that I’m DONE! I’m done with babies for the next 7-10 years! And then Dita Von Teese comes along and RUINS my plan! I am now forced—forced, I tell you—to get pregnant again so I can put nothing but Dita Von Teese nursing bras on my baby registry! Click inside for more! These are ah-mazing!!!!
Posted under: Dita Von Teese
I mean, it's a LOT
Jared Leto, Academy Award-winner and frontman of 30 Seconds to Mars, has a reputation for being … erm … well endowed. Stories about Jared‘s endowment have been widely circulated for years. During a live performance by 30StM last month (which is making the rounds today), Jared was videoed grabbing a considerable portion of penis bulge that seems to confirm the speculation about his … manhood. Watch the video above and see for yourselves. The magic moment happens at the 1:45 minute mark of this performance of the song End of All Days. I mean, right? He’s grabbing a big ol’ handful of stuff, ain’t he? Gods bless him.
UPDATE: Video of this 30StM performance has been pulled offline but you can click below to see screencaps of the bulge grab to still see the goods that Jared Leto is working with. More »
YES! YES! SO MUCH YES!
Back in July we got our first look at actor Andrew Rennells in character as Hedwig as he will appear later this month as the lead in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the role he is taking over from Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris. Today we learn the EFFING EXCITING NEWS that Dexter star Michael C. Hall will step into the role of Hedwig after Andrew finishes his extremely limited run next month. MCH will star in Hedwig and the Angry Inch starting October 16 … which means I will get the chance to see him in the show when I visit NYC at the beginning of November! Woot!!! More »
A whole universe of WTF
*Deep breath* Okay. I almost want to take back every single thing I wrote in that piece that was sort of in defense of Stephen A. Smith‘s comments about domestic violence. I almost want to say—nevermind, I was kidding. Or, more to the point, I was wrong. But it’s hard to admit when you’re wrong, so I’ll just say that seeing this footage makes me want to have an entirely different conversation. People. WHAT are we doing? Why am I looking at a video of a man knocking out his wife and dragging (and kicking—because at the 0:57 mark, he actually KICKS HER UNCONSCIOUS BODY) his wife out of an elevator. Before we even get to the incredible, effed up-ness of it all, I also have to say that there’s a part of me that doesn’t want to post this. If it was me, and I was in an abusive relationship, I would not want video evidence of my abuse on the internet. People are making GIFs in an attempt to show the severity of the attack, but I really feel for Janay Palmer. She’s married to him now, and I feel like I just don’t know what to say… other than that, we all need to do better as parents? Like, somewhere, somebody’s parents f—ed up, and now we have this video as a result. I also want to stress that what we are looking at may feel shocking, but IT IS NOT UNCOMMON. It is, instead, quite common. So, like I said, we need to do better. Click inside for more.
Posted under: Janay Palmer, Ray Rice
Good times at New York Fashion Week
All those supermodels (plus Rihanna) may have had a blast last night, but methinks Miley Cyrus is having the best New York Fashion Week ever. The Wrecking Ball singer showed up topless—nipple tassels in place— and ready to party at Alexander Wang‘s top-secret Brooklyn warehouse after-party. What she did then was, luckily, documented on social media for us. Click inside for some NSFW flicks to start your Monday off right :)
Posted under: Miley Cyr
THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!!
OMG! Britney Spears posted a photo to her official Twitter profile last night that was snapped in the recording studio. I REPEAT! Britney Spears is once again the recording studio!! There have been crazy rumors that our dear Britney is planning to release an EP of new songs later this year or some such nonsense which I didn’t really put much stock in but … now that we know that she is back IN THE RECORDING STUDIO, I suppose it’s possible that rumors that she’ll release new music soon might be true. OMG. What?! Check out the full photo below and freak out with me, won’t you?! More »
Posted under: Britney Spears
That Ish Cray Of-The-Day
Well, I have to keep it real for a second. Women of color the world over (not all of us… but many of us) have been cringing as “twerking” has taken over the world. Why? Because, well, we invented it. OBVIOUSLY. And so it’s been a little funny to see…mhhh how do I put this nicely… booty-challenged women taking over and claiming “twerking” for their own, LOL. But it’s fine. Anyone can twerk, and that’s fine. But not everyone can do what Amber Rose just did, which is why this Instagram video taken by her husband Wiz Khalifa (who just scored his first Number 1 album), is now going viral. Click inside for more!