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Taylor Swift’s “Most Cherished Possession” Came From Lena Dunham

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Taylor Swift turned 25 on December 13 and celebrated with a star-studded pizza party at her apartment. I GUESS MY INVITE GOT LOST IN THE MAIL, TAYLOR. Anyway, she and Lena Dunham are apparently friends, although I don’t see her in this amazing pic from Taylor’s birthday party (though I do spot Jay Z and Beyoncé!):

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But I digress. Anyway, in addition to the above photo, Taylor shared another birthday related pic on Instagram: this one of her “new most cherished possession” — a cat necklace Lena Dunham got her. But not just of any cat, of Taylor’s cat, Meredith Grey (named after the Grey’s Anatomy character.) Taylor has two cats, the other is named Olivia Benson, after the Law & Order: SVU character. And here is the cherished possession:

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It’s pretty cute. Daily Mail reports that it was designed by Irene Neuwirth.

What would YOU have gotten Taylor Swift for her birthday?

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Lena Dunham is “disgusted” at being accused of molesting her sister

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Lena Dunham is the fucking worst. She’s everything that’s wrong with entitled white rich girls and the way society rewards them for being marginally literate (NOT “talented”) and I can’t stand her. Uh, but that’s just me… YMMV, of course. However, people are falling all over themselves over her new book, Not That Kind of Girl… until they actually read it and realize how fucked up this girl actually is.

Here’s an excerpt that found her coming under considerable heat:

“One day, as I sat in our driveway in Long Island playing with blocks and buckets, my curiosity got the best of me. Grace was sitting up, babbling and smiling, and I leaned down between her legs and carefully spread open her vagina. She didn’t resist and when I saw what was inside I shrieked.”

“My mother came running. ‘Mama, Mama! Grace has something in there!’ ”

“My mother didn’t bother asking why I had opened Grace’s vagina. This was within the spectrum of things I did. She just on her knees and looked for herself. It quickly became apparent that Grace had stuffed six or seven pebbles in there. My mother removed them patiently while Grace cackled, thrilled that her prank had been a success.”

Uh… I don’t… I’m kinda speechless, actually. I get that little kids don’t really know what genitals are in the sexual sense and that we all do weird shit when we’re little, but a) Lena Dunham was WELL of age to know better – whether having been taught by school or her own parents and b) while kids do weird shit, she writes about looking at her sister’s vagina with some sort of weird pride, like she knows she’s going to get attention for it. Some stories aren’t meant to be shared, girl. It does not make you quirky or funny or awesome, it makes you fucking awful.

Also, not in the above excerpt but worth taking into account is the fact that she joked that she was like a sexual predator and tried all the tricks she thought a predator might. Rightfully, people thought that was pretty awful and gross and somewhat akin to sexual abuse, so Lena naturally turned it right around with her privilege and said YOU’RE the weirdo for thinking she’s weird!

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Boo hoo, poor Lena Dunham. Also, I love that this is somehow a political issue conjured up by the “right wing” – girl, WHAT? Get some fucking common sense. Second of all, her sister is laughing? I’m not sure if I believe that, and if she is, it’s maybe laughing at you knowing that people hate you even more than they already did. BOO, GO AWAY.

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Lena Dunham’s Green Hair: Hell Yes Or God No?

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No one divides people quite like Lena Dunham. She’s really one of those celebs that people either love or hate. Being on the cover of Vogue seemed to earn her more fans, after the whole photoshopping fiasco, but she’s still one of those celebs that people have very mixed feelings over. So I’m curious about what you all think about her new green hair, which she debuted on her Instagram:

 

Newly minted for the Canadian leg of the tour thanks to @tanneyb @rheannewhite

A photo posted by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on

What do we think: is it a “hell, yes” or a “God, no”? Personally, I think it actually suits her. It’s cute. I gotta say though, I actually really liked her platinum blonde hair, and had she just stuck with that, I wouldn’t have been mad. I’m not mad now, but I don’t know if it’s necessarily better. Of course, it’s her own damn hair and she can do whatever she wants with it, but let’s weigh in: hell yes, or God no?

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Lena Dunham Felt “Completely Respected By Vogue”; Thinks Jezebel Is “Messed Up”

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Lena Dunham was on the cover of Vogue and lady blog, Jezebel, freaked out and asked for $10,000 to see the untouched photos. The untouched photos surfaced and it turns out that Ms. Dunham wasn’t really photoshopped all that much. Jezebel was left looking like total douchebags. She talked about the saga here but now she’s being a little more free with her feelings — and word choices, going so far as to call what Jezebel did “messed up” (and rightly so).

From Grantland via USA Today:

That [the $10,000 bid] was messed up. I think Jezebel can be really smart and funny. I think … it’s hard to enjoy once you feel like they’ve made such a monumental error in their approach to feminism.

It was the most minimal retouching. I felt completely respected by Vogue. I felt like, ‘Thank you for removing the one line from my face because I’m 27 years old and shouldn’t have that there. I appreciate this.’

Instead of going like, ‘Hey, we [Jezebel] kind of (expletive) up. These pictures are not that (retouched). Lena, enjoy the Vogue spread you’ve been excited about since you were 8 years old.’ They were was like, ‘She’s not retouched, but she could have been.’ It was this weird, almost like political maneuvering that I just had a lot of trouble respecting.

Way to go, Jezebel. Nice one. You’ve done so much good and have put such great writing out there, I still don’t get why you did this.

I’m not a huge fan of Ms. Dunham or anything, but I think her response is excellent and I’m on her side. What Jezebel did was, indeed, “messed up” even if they had good intentions, and I doubt they did.

What do you think?

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The Lena Dunham / ‘Vogue’ / Jezebel Saga Continues…

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In case you’ve missed the saga that’s swept the Internet this past week, “feminist” website Jezebel (I put that in quotes for a reason) decided last week to put a $10,000 bounty out for images of Lena Dunham from her Vogue cover shoot that hadn’t been retouched. Of course, someone sent those photos over and Jezebel posted them, admitting themselves that not too many changes were made, but still pointing out each and every one. The whole thing felt in poor taste, and commenters on the website – most of whom were previously staunch supporters of their material – lashed out. After all, the whole issue seemed to be more about a personal attack on Lena Dunham’s appearance rather than anything about the hypocritical media, blah blah blah.

Of course, Jezebel has been beating a dead horse and just won’t stop posting about it. Even when their readership is telling them how distasteful it is, even when Lena Dunham herself has even spoken out saying that she actually LIKES how she looks in Vogue and thinks the point is that they’re embracing a less than typical cover star.

She told Slate:

I understand that for people there is a contradiction between what I do and being on the cover of Vogue; but frankly I really don’t know what the photoshopping situation is, I can’t look at myself really objectively in that way. I know that I felt really like Vogue supported me and wanted to put a depiction of me on the cover. I never felt bullied into anything; I felt really happy because they dressed me and styled me in a way that really reflects who I am. And I felt that was very lucky and that all the editors understood my persona, my creativity and who I am. I haven’t been keeping track of all the reactions, but I know some people have been very angry about the cover and that confuses me a little. I don’t understand why, photoshop or no, having a woman who is different than the typical Vogue cover girl, could be a bad thing.

A fashion magazine is like a beautiful fantasy. Vogue isn’t the place that we go to look at realistic women, Vogue is the place that we go to look at beautiful clothes and fancy places and escapism and so I feel like if the story reflects me and I happen to be wearing a beautiful Prada dress and surrounded by beautiful men and dogs, what’s the problem? If they want to see what I really look like go watch the show that I make every single week.

Well, if the woman herself is okay with it – and Jezebel’s bone to pick wasn’t much of a bone at all as can be seen in the comparison photos – shouldn’t this whole thing be over? Shouldn’t Jezebel admit that maybe they got a little carried away and never meant to personally attack Lena Dunham? I’m no Lena fan, but I am staunchly on her side about this one. Continuing to insist that Lena Dunham must have been heavily retouched by Vogue is insinuating that she must NEED retouching, because she’s just that imperfect and needs help to look okay. That doesn’t seem like much of a feminist stance at all, if you ask me.

Of course, an apology doesn’t seem to be coming at all from Jezebel. They just keep spinning the same issue into more and more stories. Now it’s not about Lena Dunham being Photoshopped by Vogue, it’s about how all magazines airbrush all women. It’s a bit of a silly way to try and spin this and get out of what has turned into a major disaster, and one readers are slightly too clever for.

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Best, Worst, And WTF Of Golden Globes Fashion

Jennifer Lawrence at her most Jennifer Lawrenciest.

Jennifer Lawrence at her most Jennifer Lawrenciest.

The Golden Globes happened last night and man, what a trainwreck! People were drunk and cursing all over the place. And Clooney wasn’t even there.

But you know what was there? The best, worst, and most WTF celebrity fashion had to offer. Let’s take a look through all these GG outfits and pick out which ones were deserving of BEST, WORST, and WTF.

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