He says the leaked photo was a fake
A couple of weeks back Twitter went crazy over an [allegedly] unretouched photo of supermodel Cindy Crawford. Because Crawford hadn’t made a statement about it, I was a little skeptical. At the very least, I got the sense that it wasn’t an image she wanted out there, and I also thought it was odd that people were championing the photo as some kind of proof of something. I mean, we all should know by now that celebrities and all people of means have access to the best in skincare, plastic surgery, and photoshopping. I’m just not about looking at unretouched photos and saying, “Oh, cool, that makes me feel better.” We should all be feeling good about our bodies, and even though I know that’s not already, always the case, I don’t think the solution is releasing unretouched celebrity photos—especially when said celebrity doesn’t know about it. As a feminist, there’s something that bugs me about that. So I’m not surprised to hear that this story about Crawford‘s photo isn’t over—and now there’s a potential lawsuit coming. Click inside for more.
"It’s hard to believe that any musician would do [this]"
A few days ago we learned that Scarlett Johansson announced the formation of her new band called The Singles with the release of their debut single Candy. Today we learn that ScarJo‘s new band The Singles has been slapped with a cease and desist order by a LA band called The Singles (who originally hail from Detroit). Apparently, the LA band The Singles has been in existence for 16 years and they have released music over the years in record stores, on iTunes and other digital media sites. The Singles have social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, etc. And yet, Scarlett Johansson, apparently, had no idea that the name The Singles had already been taken by another band. HMMM. More »
Madonna literally got DRAGGED
OOF! For the past few weeks, Madonna has been promoting the fact that she would be performing at The BRIT Awards, which took place in London tonight … but unfortunately, her performance didn’t go as planned. For the live show, Madonna wore a long flowing cape that was designed for her by Armani and when a back up dancer tried to pull the cape off from around her neck, she accidentally got dragged down the stairs she was standing on. Thankfully, Madonna wasn’t hurt and she was able to pick herself up off the floor and continue her performance without any other mistakes. Madonna explained the cause of the accident on her official Instagram profile just a short time ago. Click below to see video of her fall and read her follow up response. More »
And he DOES NOT want you to see them!
Earlier this week we got to see the NEW promo photos of EDM DJ/producer Calvin Harris modeling the new line of Emporio Armani Underwear for S/S 2015 and, as you may recall, those HOT photos inspired quite a bit of discussion on the the Interwebs. It turns out that Harris is quite fond of stripping down for the camera because, over the years, he has happily shared nude photos of himself with various persons and now those photos are being shopped/passed around online. Would YOU like to see totally nekkid, NSFW photos of Calvin Harris showing off the bits of his body that are covered in those Armani Underwear ads? Well, do you? More »
"I am here to fight for creativity."
Oh man … lots of things happened at the Grammy Awards last night … good things, bad things, boring things, fug things … you know … things. And then there was Kanye West. Kanye did his thing on the red carpet, Kanye did his thing on the performance stage … but it was what he almost did at the end of the Grammy Awards show and definitely did after the show that is getting most of the attention. You may recall that Kanye famously ran up on stage and interrupted Taylor Swift‘s acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards back in 2009 when Taylor won but Kanye snatched her microphone to exclaim that Beyoncé should’ve won the award that Taylor had just won. Last night, he damn near did it again. When Beck inexplicably won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year last night, Kanye did storm the stage … but managed to refrain from snatching the microphone to voice his displeasure. He did go on to happily have his say to the E! News cameras after the show to tell the world that Beck didn’t deserve to win that Grammy award … because, Kanye says, the Album of the Year award should’ve gone to Beyoncé. There is some discussion that Kanye may have been joking but nah, he wasn’t joking. Click below to watch Kanye‘s post-Grammy Awards rant and see if you think he was being serious or not. More »
1 person dead, 7 people injured, Bruce unharmed
Reality TV star Bruce Jenner was involved in a fatal car accident yesterday while driving on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, CA. The investigation into the accident is far from complete but initial reports suggest that Jenner was being chased by paparazzi photographers following him closely (likely inspired by news that he is about to reveal details about his reported transition) and he slammed into a car that was coming to a stop at a red light. The car he hit was pushed into oncoming traffic that the driver of that car was killed. Police have initially determined that Jenner was not speeding but they issued a warrant for his cell phone to determine if he was using his phone at the time of the accident. The good news for Bruce is that he was not severely injured in the accident and he voluntarily submitted to a blood alcohol test to prove that he was not impaired while driving. Very sadly, tho, this tragic accident resulted in the death of an innocent person. More »
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Very scary, extremely sad news to pass along … TMZ is reporting that Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of the late Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, was found unconscious in a bathtub in her home. As you may know, Whitney Houston passed away almost 3 years ago (on February 11) when she was found unresponsive in a bathtub in a hotel here on Grammy Awards weekend. According to this report, Bobbi Kris was found by her husband Nick Gordon and a friend who performed CPR on her until paramedics could arrive. Thankfully, she was revived and is now “stabilized and breathing”. Wow. This is just insanely incredible :( More »
It had something to do with jalapeños
I am literally shaking my head right now. Sigh. Have you ever caught yourself clicking on something so click-baity, and then enjoying it immensely, and feeling a little bit guilty for being so ridiculous? (i.e. All those times I’ve watched that Pandas on a Slide video… like, even right now, because I had to pull up the link, and I’ve started watching it again…) Prepare to feel similarly ridiculous as you watch Chrissy Teigen pour milk all over herself like a crazy person.
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Love her, but I find this Instagram post problematic
In my short time writing for this blog, I’ve learned that you really have to think carefully about messages you put out there. If you’re writing about important issues like feminism or racism, you have to consider the responses and rebuttals, and ask yourself if you stand by your words. I’ve said things I wish I could maybe take back or re-phrase, but it’s all been a part of the learning process. And I have a much smaller audience, I think, than January Jones so I can’t help but take issue with this message she posted on her Instagram account, in which she declares that men “should serve women and stop acting like little bitches with vaginas.” Um. Yeah. That’s what we’re dealing with here. Click inside for more!
Posted under: January Jones