I’m so torn on Zoe Saldana, you guys. I feel like I really should like her – she’s talented, she’s beautiful, she’s confident and intelligent… but she’s so fucking obnoxious, too. I feel like every single interview I read/see with her, she’s going on and on about how much confidence she has, and how strong she is, and how she’s got it so figured out and is the pinnacle of feminism and strength. And look, confidence is great – more women should feel good about themselves and strong, competent, etc. But at a certain point is just gets braggy and eyeroll-worthy, and I feel like that’s what’s happening here. Also, she’s another one I’m sick of seeing naked. EVERY SINGLE PHOTOSHOOT.
Here’s what she told Women’s Health UK about her thoughts on her body:
“This past year I’ve had to start letting go,” Saldana said.
“My body dictated it as if saying, ‘Slow the f**k down!’. And I struggle with that. I love to be an athlete.”
She continued: “I’ve learnt to listen to myself, so whenever I don’t feel like doing anything that starts with ‘I should’ then I don’t.
“My body is less toned. I do look in the mirror and see things I don’t want. My first reaction is I breathe and I think, ‘I’m a woman, I’m 36, my body is changing’.”
“I’m exactly where I want to be. I do feel beautiful in a way that even when I was working out a whole lot, I sometimes didn’t.
“Because there have been times that I was really slender and I didn’t like that I sometimes looked a little too muscular and flat chested – you’ll never be completely happy, so at the end of the day it’s like ‘F**k it. Just be happy, regardless’.”
Well, what’s she’s saying is true enough: you should be happy with yourself regardless. Even someone with the perfect looks/body – which, by societal standards, is Zoe – is going to find fault in themselves because that’s just life, especially for women. But some humility wouldn’t hurt – even when she’s being self-deprecating, it doesn’t feel genuine at all. Is this just me?
July 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Jennifer
Freddie Prinze Jr (haven’t heard that name in a while!) appeared on 24 back in 2010, and while the hit show starring Kiefer Sutherland had its share of fans, Freddie was not one of them. In fact, his experience of working with Kiefer was so awful, he wanted to quit acting for good after wrapping, as he revealed at Comic-Con this past weekend.
From ABC News:
“I did 24, it was terrible, I hated every moment of it. Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That’s not me talking trash, I’d say it to his face. I think everyone that’s worked with him has said that. I just wanted to quit the business after that, so I just sort of stopped.
“I went and worked for Vince McMahon at the WWE, for Christ’s sake … but, at least he was cool and tall. I didn’t have to take my shoes off to do scenes with him, which they made me do [at 24]. Just put the guy on an apple box or don’t hire me next time. You know I’m 6 feet and he’s 5’4″.”
Apparently Kiefer had no idea that Freddie hates his guts so much, because here’s the statement his rep vomited to People:
“Kiefer worked with Freddie Prinze Jr. more than five years ago, and this is the first he has heard of Freddie’s grievances. Kiefer enjoyed working with Freddie and wishes him the best.”
Something tells me that’s a load of bullshit. To be honest, I don’t know much about either of these guys. I don’t think I’ve heard many nightmare stories about Kiefer Sutherland, but it does sound very vaguely familiar? Who knows, but Freddie must have been having a bad day to bring up something 4 years old out of the blue like that…
July 29, 2014 at 10:00 am by Jennifer
If there’s one person I never, ever want to hear the news filtered through, it’s Sarah Palin. The woman exists on her own plane of non-reality and is so supremely ignorant on so many topics that I can’t begin to list them all. That’s why it makes perfect sense for her to start her own TV news channel, I suppose, aptly called the Sarah Palin Channel.
From Digital Spy:
The former Republican vice presidential candidate has set up the subscription-based website to speak “directly” to the public, without having to “please the powers that be”.The Sarah Palin Channel launched on Sunday (July 27) and already features videos on Russian President Vladimir Putin, as well as a quote of the day.
She has also included a running tally of the national debt and a countdown timer of the days left for Barack Obama’s administration.
In addition to her political life, Palin has appeared as a Fox News Channel contributor.
Full access to the Sarah Palin Channel costs $9.95 (£5.86) a month or $99.95 (£58.84) a year.
I suppose it only makes sense that one of the first figures she features on her channel is Putin, since she can see Russia from her back yard and all.
Here’s a video announcing this travesty. I hope this thing fails IMMEDIATELY. The last thing we need is even more batshit crazy “politicians” spreading their bullshit. Thankfully you’d have to be an idiot to pay to see this anyway, so the rest of the world can finally live in a dose of Palin’s blissful ignorance without it.
July 29, 2014 at 8:00 am by Jennifer
Hilary Duff has taken a bit of a hiatus from the spotlight over the past several years to get married, have a baby, start raising that baby, etc. But either the money’s run out or she’s just getting a bit bored (or both), because she’s back with a brand new single called ‘Chasing the Sun’, which will appear on her new album later this year. Goody goody gumdrops!
‘Chasing the Sun’ is pop cheese at its finest, and I found myself absent-mindedly tapping my foot to it even though it’s awful and the effects on her vocals are unparalleled. Like, we’re talking Britney Spears levels, here. I’ll just let you have a listen – and a watch of the video – below, and you can decide for yourself:
July 29, 2014 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Kendall Jenner is becoming a bit of a big deal in the modeling world. She’s walked the runways and appeared in campaigns for some of the biggest fashion brands on the planet, and that’s all thanks to her own talent, NOT her famous family. You see, Kendall knows you all hate the Kardashians and that they’re a joke when it comes to any serious industry, but she wasn’t going to let that stop her. She succeeded in spite of them, not because of them.
From LOVE magazine (via The Cut):
While one might think that Jenner’s name recognition helped her career, she claims the opposite is true. “I was like, ‘You know what? I want to be high fashion. I want to be taken seriously … People think that this [success] just came to me. But it didn’t. What I have has almost worked against me. I had to work even harder to get where I wanted because people didn’t take me seriously as a model. Because of the TV show,” she adds needlessly. “I went on castings and some people weren’t feeling me because of my name. But it was great when people didn’t recognize me. I was like, ‘Thank you. Please don’t recognize me.’”
Oh, whatever. She also revealed that she basically wants her sisters nowhere around her when it comes to her work, since apparently Kim was invited to a lot of the runway shows Kendall was walking in and Kendall told her not to bother coming to see it. Actually, here’s the official quote:
“Kim was invited to a lot of the shows that I was in,” she says. “She called me before and was like, ‘Hey, I was invited to the show, I just wanted to let you know. Do you want me to come?’ and I was like, ‘No.’”
LOL, well… okay. I mean, damn. Homegirl seems intent on distancing herself from her family name – and I can see why, but that’s harsh as hell. I guess if you want to be taken seriously, however, it’s kinda necessary. But when Kim Kardashian’s own sister doesn’t want to be associated with her professionally, I think that says something…
P.S. Try something different, Kendall – tired of seeing you topless already. Old news.
July 29, 2014 at 5:30 am by Jennifer
Oh dear, it’s a Jon Hamm‘s dong situation all over again, but this time, Christopher Meloni is the one posting dick pics (of sorts) online. In fact, he is fully clothed, but I dunno what made him think posting this picture of his dog staring at his crotch was a great idea. Here we are, though, so we might as well just accept it. Here’s Chis’s dong in all its shrouded glory (Oh, and he captioned it: “I will stare at your genitalia until u feed me…. #dogpsychology.” Ooookay!):
I guess we know where Detective Stabler kept his gun, now? (Awful, I know.)