Uhhhhh… I honestly don’t even know where to start with this bullshit that’s come out of Whoopi Goldberg‘s mouth. The context is that she was discussing the Ray Rice case. If you’re not familiar with what happened there, Ray Rice was suspended from the Baltimore Ravens for domestic violence against his wife. Rice claimed that his wife hit him first, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith then said that women provoke men into violence and Whoopi then stepped up to agree with that statement on The View. Because clearly her brain has begun to atrophy.
“Don’t be surprised if you hit a man, he hits you back.”
“If you make the choice as a woman who is 4’3? and you decide to hit a guy who is 6 foot tall and you’re the last thing you want he wants to deal with that day and he hits you back, you cannot be surprised.”
“I know I’m going to catch a lot of hell, and I don’t care. But you have to teach women, do not live with this idea that men have this chivalry thing still with them, don’t assume that that is still in place.”
I understand what she’s saying in that some men don’t give a shit and will hit women back, and I’m also not saying that women should have a free pass to batter men. HOWEVER, that does not make domestic violence on a man’s part right. Chances are, if a woman slaps or hits her husband, he has the physical capability to overpower her and stop the attack. Why on earth would he need to attack back, and how in the hell is that an excuse (if it even happened at all)? And why on earth should you expect to be hit by your partner at all? If someone hit me, you’d better damn sure believe I’d be surprised by it, and then I’d call the police and then I’d pack my shit and leave, end of.
Then again, Whoopi Goldberg is known for her victim blaming bullshit, so I’m not at all surprised here.
July 31, 2014 at 1:30 pm by Jennifer
For some reason, Harper’s Bazaar seems to have an eternal hard on for Lady Gaga and I’m not quite sure why. Here she is in the September issue, which is some big portfolio for the magazine of 19 well-known women ,all shot by Caroline Roitfeld.
Shot by Sebastian Faena, with creative direction by Stephen Gan, the portfolio, which will appear in all 30 editions of Harper’s Bazaar, includes Lady Gaga, Penélope Cruz, Linda Evangelista, Lara Stone, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Mariacarla Boscono, Joan Smalls, Stephanie Seymour, Isabeli Fontana, Laetitia Casta, Carolyn Murphy, Monica Bellucci, Gigi Hadid, Brooke Shields, Eva Herzigova, Iman, Stacy Martin and Lauren Hutton.
“This is a portfolio I’ve been dreaming of wanting to do even over my 30 years in the business,” said Roitfeld, who noted that she began the project in March and finished in May. “You need a magazine that has big shoulders for such a project.”
September’s issue in particular, which she refers to as “Icons,” marks the first time Roitfeld’s shoot has been featured on the newsstand cover of Bazaar U.S. (Images from her past portfolios were featured on the U.S. flip covers in November 2013 and May 2014, however).
Well, that sounds lovely. She apparently used fishnets in some way in each photo to link the women and make the series more cohesive. And she did an okay job with Gaga – she actually looks vaguely human, though the Cara Delevingne-esque eyebrows are not really her, I don’t think.
July 31, 2014 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Jessica Alba spends most of her personal and professional life in some state of undress, and good for her – she’s a beautiful woman and looks great. Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em, and all that. She does some movies here and there, as well, but if you asked most people what they think of when they think of Jessica Alba, I guarantee you her looks are going to be mentioned first, in some sense.
In a new interview with Maxim (via US Weekly), Jessica says that yeah, she might be hot, but she is more than just her appearance and she worked damn hard to become the woman she is today.
“If you put your whole identity behind this business, it’s brutal,” she told the mag. “It chews you up and spits you out; it spits out a lot of people.”
Alba reflected on how her journey in Hollywood was “so personal,” adding that she didn’t want to discuss it in detail. “But I definitely feel like I tackled something and came out the other side,” Cash Warren’s wife explained. “Everything that led up to all this was worth it. I’m really comfortable in my own skin, and I’m not apologizing for myself.”
Well, good for her? I wouldn’t apologize for being beautiful, either. Has anyone seriously ever asked her to, anyway? I don’t really get the context of that mini-rant (the entire interview hasn’t been published yet), but clearly she’s having some serious feelings about Hollywood.
I generally find Jessica Alba to be pretty innocuous. She doesn’t have much talent and you could take her or leave her from the business, but she’s not doing anyone any harm, so it’s whatever.
July 31, 2014 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Nick Jonas is getting all dark and broody in his new music video [Socialite Life]
Wait, now Justin Bieber is jetskiing with Michelle Rodriguez? [Lainey Gossip]
Tori Spelling took her weird boobs to the beach [Celebslam]
If you were ever curious about Bethenny Frankel‘s nipples, you’re in luck [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]
Does Kanye West really have the best album of the century? [I'm Not Obsessed]
Oh no! What happened to Lindsay Lohan‘s boobs? [Moe Jackson]
Lily Allen‘s body is looking great these days [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
Let’s be glad that wedding bells didn’t ring for these two [Romance Beat]
Kendall Jenner brings out her butt in skin tight jeans [Popoholic]
Kate Upton found it “inconvenient” to be pretty when young [Celebitchy]
Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult broke up over her ego [The Blemish]
Here are some celeb quotes you probably missed this week [theBERRY]
Lindsay Lohan is demanding 30,000 euros for interviews now [PopBytes]
Here’s a shirtless Lionel Messie just for your Thursday [Socialite Life]
Well, Doutzen Kroes made her baby, everyone [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
Is Ethan Hawke your boyfriend again yet? [Lainey Gossip]
TOWIE’s Jessica Impiazzi went topless on camera [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]
In case you forgot, Chrissy Teigen is really pretty [Celebslam]
Katy Perry doesn’t need a man to have kids [I'm Not Obsessed]
Miranda Kerr looks hot as hell in Germany [Moe Jackson]
Would you really wear this to your wedding? [Romance Beat]
Minka Kelly looks pretty hot after a workout [Popoholic]
Elizabeth Banks won’t take credit for her good looks [ICYDK]
Chelsea Handler is setting up a clique of powerful women [Celebitchy]
Oxford students really have a thing for Shakira [The Frisky]
Ashley Tisdale did a pretty hot new photoshoot [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
Here are some celebs who have surprisingly never been married [theBERRY]
Kim Kardashian is in a new Twitter feud [PopBytes]
Here’s a peek at Nicola Peltz‘s white underwear [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]
JWoww already has plans for a second child [Celebuzz]
Let’s let Zac Efron teach us all how to dance [Socialite Life]
How in the hell did Lea Michele book this role? [Lainey Gossip]
Selena Gomez looks like a Real Housewife in Cali [Moe Jackson]
Which movie has the most epic romance ever? [Romance Beat]
Ariana Grande gets cute for Seventeen magazine [Popoholic]
George Clooney has booked a new role! [ICYDK]
Kim Kardashian speaks out on her fat brother’s behalf [The Blemish]
Justin Bieber is still talking shit about Orlando Bloom [Celebuzz]
July 31, 2014 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have been through some serious shit together over the past 5 years. First, they endured the entire Twilight franchise. If that wasn’t enough, they also began dating in real life, only for KStew to cheat on RPattz with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. It was an escandalo! of epic proportions and everywhere in the press, but Robert must have managed to forgive her, because they got back together several times after that, and may still be dating now, in fact.
Well, it turns out Rob isn’t all that bothered by infidelity, in the end. In fact, apparently he thinks that’s just what young people do?
Like all things Twilight, the whole K-Stew / R-Patz saga was horribly overcooked. It’s not unusual for co-stars to date – they were both living and working in a strange bubble for many years, both of them under intense and obsessive scrutiny. And then it ended in betrayal.
“Shit happens, you know?” he laughs. “It’s just young people… it’s normal! And honestly, who gives a shit?”
Well, a lot of people, that’s what’s weird.
“The hardest part was talking about it afterwards. Because when you talk about other people, it affects them in ways you can’t predict,” he says. “It’s like that scene in Doubt [2008, in which Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a priest suspected of inappropriate behaviour], where he’s talking about how to take back gossip? They throw all those feathers from a pillow into the sky and you’ve got to go and collect all the feathers.”
RPattz has always been emo as shit, so I’m assuming he’s just trying to act like he doesn’t care so that he doesn’t come off as being too soft or bothered about the whole thing. Young or not, when you’re in love with someone and they’re unfaithful to you, I doubt you’d just shrug your shoulders and think, “Eh, shit happens!” I know there’s been a bit of time that’s passed since this was fresh, as well, it all just seems so flippant. Not that I expect him to pour his heart out to an international publication, but then why discuss it at all?
Obviously when you’re young, you’re much more careless in relationships and you do fuck up, perhaps repeatedly. I dunno, I just feel like that whole quote is weird as hell.
July 31, 2014 at 8:30 am by Jennifer
Katy Perry has gotten some shit over the past few months for her cultural appropriation practices – from dressing up like a geisha to, more recently, featuring mummified bodies with huge boobs and asses with big hoop earrings during her Prismatic World Tour shows. So what does Katy make of the criticism?
From Rolling Stone:
“As far as the mummy thing, I based it on plastic surgery,” she says. “Look at someone like Kim Kardashian or Ice-T’s wife, Coco. Those girls aren’t African-American. But it’s actually a representation of our culture wanting to be plastic, and that’s why there’s bandages and it’s mummies. I thought that would really correlate well together… It came from an honest place. If there was any inkling of anything bad, then it wouldn’t be there, because I’m very sensitive to people.”
She knows the rules are changing, that “cultural appropriation” is increasingly uncool, but she’s not thrilled about it. “I guess I’ll just stick to baseball and hot dogs, and that’s it,” she says. “I know that’s a quote that’s gonna come to fuck me in the ass, but can’t you appreciate a culture? I guess, like, everybody has to stay in their lane? I don’t know.”
Ouch, she’s right – the hot dogs and baseball thing will definitely come back to haunt her. On one hand, I get what she’s saying: I believe you can appreciate other cultures that you’re not a part of for their beauty and rich history, but I also think it’s a thin line between appreciation and attempting to claim something as your own that you don’t fully understand. I think Katy’s intentions are good, but intention doesn’t really matter if the end result is fucked up – especially to the cultural groups who are on the receiving end. After all, it might be cool to “act black” or appreciate “ratchet” parts of black culture now, but where it counts, it’s definitely not all that great of an experience for people of colour much of the time. Just something for Katy (and Gaga and others…) to think about.