"You might think, 'Who is this Harry Potter girl? What is she doing at the U.N.?'"
It’s Monday morning, so you know what that means—Shannon’s got feminism on the brain. Over the weekend, I’d been seeing this story about Emma Watson‘s speech on gender equality at the U.N., and finally got a chance to check it out. It is pretty awesome, and if I wasn’t already into Watson, I certainly am a fan now. I think what makes this speech different from other things I’ve heard or read about feminism, is that the actor pays special attention to the negative effects of gender inequality on men—as in, the emotional toll ideals of masculinity have on a person. Click inside for more.
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I recently announced on Instagram that I’m trying a new thing called “going out,” (which means, specifically, leaving my house for non-work-related social events) and it’s been going really well. My favorite part of going out, so far, has probably been the return of alcohol in my life. Now that
tyrant King Josev (who has OMG been making me crazy with all his new advancements in getting around/knocking over/spilling/destroying everything in sight) is no longer nursing at night, I get to get my drink and my two-step on, and it’s been glorious. Last night, I drank. Sort of a lot. So much so that this post is going up about 3 hours later than I planned. But more important than the drinks was the Source 360 Wu-Tang Reunion Concert I went to. My partna-in-babymaking showed me the lineup earlier in the week, and we realized it was basically the concert we would design. Three of his faves (Curren$y, Dom Kennedy, and Dipset—who we saw last year), plus two of my faves (Lil’ Kim and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony), plus the guys who invented C.R.E.A.M.? It was honestly one of the best nights ever. And, once again, I was reminded that concerts are awesome, and I need to go to all of them. I’m going to start today by living vicariously through all of your concert experiences, so click inside for more!
It's going down tonight!
Okay, Good Wife fans. I’m not going to spoil you, but I will say that one of my writers at Paste just sent me her review of tonight’s season premiere and she gave a 10/10. She’s a tough critic, and the ONLY time she has given that score before was for the season finale of The Americans back in May. Check out the preview above for tonight’s Season Six premiere and GET READY/YOU’RE NOT READY!
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The song drops on Sept. 29
A couple of days ago we heard that Fergie Ferg was planning to release a new single titled L.A. LOVE (La La) on September 29 and today we hear and see bonafide proof that the song is on its way. Fergie made an appearance on stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, NV last night to announce a live performance by Ed Sheeran and as she stepped on stage a short snippet of her new single was played in the background. Click the video embedded above to HEAR this short snippet of Fergie‘s new song and get a quick taste of what’s to come. Then, click below to see the official single release announcement that Fergie posted on her official Instagram profile last night. More »
Also starring Krysten Ritter and Jason Schwartzman
We heard about this movie ages ago, and the trailer for Big Eyes is finally here! I have to say, I was excited based on the casting news we heard back in April of last year, and now I remember why. Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams in a Tim Burton movie (based on a true story, and set in the ’50s and ’60s) is brilliant. Adams plays a painter whose life takes a complicated turn when her husband (Waltz) decides to take credit for her paintings so that people will buy them. This looks amazing, and I’m truly excited. Peep the video for more!
We're not ready...
I am so weirdly excited about Jim Carrey being around more to promote Dumb and Dumber To. I’m not sure what it is, I just expect lots of fun antics between now and the November 14 release (like that Lucy spoof poster). And today we’re learning that Carrey is headed back to Saturday Night Live to host an upcoming episode. There are sooo many things I want to see him do, but mainly we need to have A Night At The Roxbury reunion skit with Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan, or I will cry. Click inside for more!
"Hey, step away from the stove!"
We learned last month that on-again/off-again/on-again couple Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were on-again when they were spotted on a date together at church, then spotted on a date together at Dave & Buster’s and when Justin confirmed the couple’s rekindled relationship in a recorded deposition. Today we get to SEE that the couple are together and still going strong in a new video that JB shared on his official Instagram profile. As you can see below, Justin cooked a nice romantic dinner for his girlfriend Selena, who appears briefly in the video when he yells at her to “step away from the stove”. Want to see Justena in love with your own eyes? Have a look below. More »
The Big Bad
Oh boy. For months now, we’ve been hearing about a creepy ass character named Twisty the Clown who will be the big bad villain in the upcoming season of American Horror Story: Freak Show … and today, we get to see what Twisty looks like. AHS has just released a new teaser video that gives us our first look at the killer clown that will inspire nightmares for years to come. As you may recall, Ryan Murphy described Twisty the Clown as “a nasty fella (and murderer)” who wears a half-mask which hides the lower part of his face that is so scary it will case you to “faint in terror”. I was under the assumption that we would have to wait until Freak Show debuted to get our first look at Twisty. If you think you can handle it, click below and meet Twisty the Clown. More »
Now you see him ...
American Horror Story: Freak Show just released a new teaser to promote the upcoming new season of their show and, as you can see above, it’s a clever little promo. The clip starts out innocently enough and then … BAM! As you should be WELL AWARE BY NOW, AHS: Freak Show premieres on FX on October 8. You ready?