Entirely Fascniated By Wonder Woman’s Secret History

Because I have a very busy weekend ahead of me, I decided to stay in yesterday and get some stuff done around the house and generally relax. I’ll be running 3 races during the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend in Anaheim, CA this weekend so I opted for a night in last night. I managed to finish reading a fascinating book about the creation of Wonder Woman and I’m happy to share that it is a book that I would heartily recommend to anyone. I had a very loose understanding of WW‘s origins and an even looser understanding of her creator Charles Moulton (real name William Moulton Marston, the inventor of the lie detector) but now that I’ve read The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lapore, I have an excellent understanding of the people who created and inspired the character and a better appreciation for what the character represents. More »

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Les News, 011515

  • Fannypacks are having a moment right now [Buzzfeed]
  • Jennifer Aniston‘s Cake premieres [PopSugar]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow can sing but what is she wearing? [LaineyGossip]
  • Eddie Redmayne and Jennifer Lawrence both love The Real Housewives franchise [Celebuzz]
  • Joe Manganiello adorable in LA [Socialite Life]
  • Xtina Aguilera‘s new music is being described as “caviar ratchet” [MuuMuse]
  • • The return of G.R.L. [Idolator]
  • Haylor reunited … on video [GossipCop]
  • • A federal court forces Michigan to recognize 300+ same-sex marriage licenses [Towleroad]
  • Kit Harington for Jimmy Choo [Oh La La]
  • • A gay high school teacher shared his engagement on Facebook and got fired [Queerty]
  • • Tip Jar ideas [Ranker]
  • • Song of the Day [Kenneth in the 212]
  • Target is closing all of its stores in Canada :( [Newser]
  • Bill Cosby might be going to court over those rape allegations [Starpulse]
  • Dick Poop got nominated for an Oscar today [Global Grind]
  • Skrillex is 27, Pitbull is 34, Regina King is 44, Lisa Lisa of Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam is 48 and Mario Van Peebles is 58 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
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Bethenny Frankel Wants To Sell The World Skinnygirl Marijuana

Reality TV star turned millionaire entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel knows a good business opportunity when she sees one … which is why I am not at all surprised to hear that she is reportedly interested in marketing a strain of marijuana that gets you high without making you want to overeat due to the munchies … think of it as Skinnygirl Marijuana. According to TMZ, Bethenny is closing in on a deal to sell this munchie-less weed in states where recreational marijuana use is legal. Sounds like a brilliant idea to me. More »

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David Beckham Takes Harper Seven For A Scooter Stroll

While David Beckham‘s sons Brooklyn Joseph and Romeo James are off busy being fashion models, his daughter Harper Seven is happy to be scooting around town with her daddy in tow. Becks and Harper were spotted on a Daddy/Daughter date this week bundled up against the cold on a walk together. Harper, as you can see in the gallery presented here, was happy to be traveling by scooter with daddy Becks following close behind. I have a feeling that Harper may follow in her older brothers’ footsteps when it comes to modeling … someday … just not yet. These days, she’s happy to be a kid playing with her daddy. Sounds good to me.

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Snoop Dogg Is Now A Grandfather

Last month we learned that Snoop Dogg and his son Cordell Broadus will be starring in a new docu-series on ESPN called Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream … today we learn more happy news from the Dogg family. Snoop‘s 21-year old son Corde Broadus became a father this week … making Snoop Dogg and grandfather! Snoop shared a cute photo of his newborn grandson Zion on his official Instagram profile introducing the baby boy to the world. Check out the cute video below and say hello to Zion Broadus. More »

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John Travolta Creeped Up On A Guy In An Empty Gym At 3 AM

There are places where one might expect to run into a celebrity, mainly in the bigger cities like Los Angeles and NYC, and then there are places where one would never expect to have run in with a celeb … like a Planet Fitness gym in Florida at 3 in the morning. But that is exactly where a male Reddit user ran into actor John Travolta this week. Travolta, who has been wearing a full head of hair at public events recently, approached this guy unprompted and introduced himself and amazingly agreed to take a photo even tho he wasn’t wearing his hairpiece. It’s unknown why, exactly, Travolta decided to approach this guy in a completely empty gym at 3 AM but I’m sure a few guesses could be made. More »

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Justin Bieber Shares A Photo On Instagram To Combat Photoshoping Claims

Shortly after his ad campaign photos for Calvin Klein Underwear came out earlier this month, photographic evidence surfaced of the Photoshopped enhancement of Justin Bieber‘s bulge and muscles in the CK photos. In response, Bieber‘s legal team threatened to sue the site that originated the Photoshop claim photo in an effort to shut down the speculation (the site did take down the photo and published a retraction). Days later, it would appear that Justin Bieber is still self-conscious about the Photoshop rumors because he posted a photo of himself on Instagram wearing only a bath towel in a seeming attempt to show that his body wasn’t Photoshopped … or something. Have a look below at JB‘s bared bod and see if you can determine the point he is trying to make by releasing this photo. More »

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Mariah Carey Formally Announces Her Las Vegas Concert Residency

Last week we learned that Mariah Carey was nearing a deal to perform a concert residency in Las Vegas for a limited time this year and today we learn officially that Mimi is headed for Sin City. MC shared the official details of her upcoming Vegas residency in a press release after she announced the big news on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today. The show will be called Mariah Carey #1′s and will take place at the Colosseum inside Caesar’s Palace. Click below to learn all the deets about this exciting new show and learn when YOU will be able to see Mimi‘s new Vegas show. More »

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The 2015 Academy Award Nominations Have Been Announced

It seems like every time the nominations for the Academy Awards are announced, one ore two glaring snubs seem to get a lot of attention after the dust settles on announcement morning. Today, in the wake of the announcement of this year’s Academy Award nominations, all I seem to see are the glaring snubs. No actors of color received nominations in any of the acting categories. The brilliantly entertaining animated film The LEGO Movie was completely overlooked in the Best Animated Feature category, actors like Amy Adams (Big Eyes), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nighcrawler) and Jennifer Aniston (Cake) were not nominated for awards this year and no female directors received noms — so, sorry Angelina Jolie (Unbroken). The very excellent Boyhood managed to secure the most nominations this year and it looks like American Sniper, with its many nominations (including Best Picture, Best Actor for Bradley Cooper and Best Adapted Screenplay for Jason Hall) may have a good Oscar night this year. Click below to see the full list of 2015 Oscar noms and see if your faves of the year managed to score nominations. More »

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‘U Can’t Touch This’ By MC Hammer Is 25 Years Old

"This is a beat U can't touch"

I know it’s not #ThrowbackThursday yet but I feel it is my duty to inform you that MC Hammer‘s biggest hit, U Can’t Touch This, is 25 years old. The song was released on January 13, 1990 and it immediately became a worldwide smash, catapulting MC Hammer into the stratosphere of fame and fortune. Unfortunately, due to a series of really bad decisions, MC Hammer lost both the fame and the fortune he amassed from his music career that started with the monster success of U Can’t Touch This but the song remains a smash. Click the embed above to watch the 25 year old music video for U Can’t Touch This and let’s celebrate a quarter century of Hammer Pants :)

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