Ugh. I know. I’m obsessing over this story. Sorry. I’ll try and control myself after today, but I just really love Katie Couric’s statements about the Glee photos that were shot by Terry Richardson for GQ.
In the video above, Katie said during “Notebook”, “As Seth Meyers might say on Weekend Update, Really?!These very adult photos of young women who perform in a family show just seem so un-’Glee’-like. The program is already edgy in the right ways, these images don’t really — in my humble opinion — fit the ‘Glee’ gestalt. I know there are a lot of bigger problems in the world right now, but still, as Mr. Schuester might say to the club, I’m really disappointed.”
Katie’s statement kind of sums it of perfectly. Aside from how pervy feeling the images are, the mood of the photos just seemed to make a mockery of a show that’s already so celebrated. They degraded the quality of their work.
October 21, 2010 at 12:44 pm by Molls
Yesterday I went off about the super gross feelings the Glee spread in GQ made me have, and it’s no surprise that the Parents Television Council is doing the same today. They like, always copy me.
Their official statement on the beyond racy and kinda pedophile-y feeling photos was, “It is disturbing that GQ, which is explicitly written for adult men, is sexualizing the actresses who play high school-aged characters on Glee in this way. It borders on pedophilia. By authorizing this kind of near-pornographic display, the creators of the program have established their intentions on the show’s direction. And it isn’t good for families.”
As I pointed out yesterday, since the actors involved in the shoot are all legal, there’s no actual pedophilia going on here… but you guys? That picture up there? That’s a girl in her late teens who plays a girl in her mid-teens on television, spread eagle, with her white panties reflecting off the bench she’s seated on like a freakin’ runway for creeps. So uncomfortable to look at.
October 20, 2010 at 1:12 pm by Molls
I came across these outtakes of the Glee cast’s GQ photoshoot and I was like, “Holy shit, they were allowed to do that?”
I’ll go all Sluts McGillicuddy the second someone whips out a digital camera, too, but I have never portrayed a teenage high school student on television. It makes me uncomfortable to see a famous actress posing as a high school student who just so happens to be standing in the hallway in her underwear. And the facial expression? It’s like, “Hey, I dropped my pencil, why don’t you come over here and bone the stuffing out of me?”
I almost can’t believe that Fox allowed these photos to get out there. For the first time in my life I understand why so many adults were upset by the “…Baby One More Time” video.
And I’d like to note that this post officially makes me weird, old and bitter.
October 19, 2010 at 12:27 pm by Molls
And this here promo looks amazing. It looks like we’re going to see a remake of sorts of Britney’s “… Baby One More Time” video (there’s a link for you, just because the video never fails to throw me right back to middle school, and I don’t want to be alone there) and there’s even a glimpse of that iconic big ol’ yellow snake. I don’t see any references to busted weaves though, so I guess they’re keeping it classic.
If you guys watched the season premiere last night, then hopefully you’ll understand why my personal dreams for the Britney episode involve Artie soulfully singing “From the Bottom of My Broken Heart” to Tina and, on a slightly more realistic note, I would love to see Quinn sing “Lucky,” what with her going back to being popular and thus kind of a bitch. Or Kurt could sing “Dear Diary” about that new quarterback with the ridiculous lips.
You see, there are really so many possibilities. Glee is all about dreaming big, guys. Heed their musical words.
September 22, 2010 at 11:26 am by Emily
So Lea Michele, that girl on that show that I’ve never watched, has made a bunch of statements about body image and weight and looks and other things that are just plain dangerous for a teen star who recently lost of a ton of weight to be making. While her message seems to be good, her actions don’t really match up. What happens when an actress who looks like she weighs 110 pounds says that she’s trying to give girls of the world self-confidence by embracing her flaws? A bunch of totally idiotic statements.
On why being Italian has freed her of Hollywood’s pressure to be perfect: “I come from a big Italian family and the pressure is not really anything I’ve been raised to feel.”
On her ‘Jewish nose’: “I’ve always been proud of my body, my Jewish nose and all of that. Hollywood’s Hollywood, but that’s not going to change.”
On why her ethnicity almost kept her off of television: “I never really thought there would be a place on television for me. I have a very specific look. I’m Jewish. I’m Italian.”
On Barbara Streisand’s ‘Jewish nose’: “I remember looking up to Barbara Streisand, and thinking, ‘Finally, someone who has a Jewish nose, who didn’t get a nose job.’”
On what she hopes all of this talk of dissing her ethnicity and acting like her body is normal will do: “If that is inspiring and can give young girls a sense of confidence, that’s great.”
First of all, I love that this chick says she looked at Babs and said, “Finally.” As if there was ever a point in her life where Barbara Streisand was not a super, mega-famous star. Babs has been famous since peanut butter was invented.
Secondly, is this chick high? No place for unconventional looking women in television and film? Nicki Blonsky? Jennifer Grey? Heather Matarazzo? You guys have anything to say about that? I bet Jennifer Grey does. I bet Jennifer Grey would tell you that lopping off her “Jewish nose” was what actually killed her career.
What I think Miss Lea needs to do is go rent herself a copy of Precious and reevaluate her definition of a unique looking woman making it in Hollywood, ’cause despite what a strange flower she thinks she is, I’m pretty sure I saw fifteen girls just like her at the mall last week. Dumbass.
August 13, 2010 at 12:30 pm by Molls
And if an eighteen year-old girl is getting Botox to keep “fresh,” it’s a safe bet to say that though her eighteen years of life experience has probably brought her tumultuous amounts of insight, this is where the buck stops.
Adorable and talented Filipino singer Charice Pempengco has got the world by the balls: she’s been on Oprah, her singing talents have been showcased worldwide, and now she’s in an exclusive spot on Glee. But clearly, the world isn’t enough — Charice, 18, admittedly gets Botox treatments in order to keep her looks — and face — “fresh”:
The 18-year-old Charice, whose singing career rocketed after appearing on Ellen DeGeneres’ and Oprah Winfrey’s talk shows, underwent a 30-minute Thermage skin-tightening procedure and Botox to make her “naturally round face” more narrow, celebrity cosmetic surgeon Vicki Belo told ABS-CBN television.
Oh, come on. Really? You know, it’s one thing to use Botox to correct, you know, flaws if you have them and just can’t stand them (a topic for another day), but it’s a totally different thing to use Botox — a potentially harmful substance as many claim — in a face that’s not even through maturing. For crying out loud, this girl’s not even done breaking out.
Great job, media beauty. You’ve passed your disease along to barely adults. This girl can’t even buy a beer yet, but she’s going under the needle to “freshen” her young, young face.
God help her when she’s twenty and she has the facial stoicisms of Nicole Kidman.