2014 is certainly shaping up to be Lupita Nyong’o‘s year, and thank goodness for that – she’s divine! She’s already won an Oscar and signed on as the new face of Lancôme, and now she’s got another honour: she’s People’s Most Beautiful Woman!
Though she grew up thinking that “light skin and flowing, straight hair” made women desirable, World’s Most Beautiful Woman Nyong’o, 31, tells PEOPLE that her mother “always said I was beautiful. And I finally believed her at some point.” The Oscar winner, who’s now a face of Lancôme Paris, is excited for this honor in part because of “all the girls who would see me … and feel a little more seen.”
Good for her! Even though this whole feature is cornball city and only furthers the idea that ladies need to be physically attractive, yada yada. But that’s a tale as old as time, so let’s just embrace this, I suppose. Also, let’s appreciate that Pink is on this list, as is Kerry Washington. Some of the other choices are a bit… incorrect, but whatever.
April 24, 2014 at 7:00 am by Jennifer
So The Grammys bore a new meme: Pharrell‘s hat.
Sorry, but I’m not ready for this to be a new thing.
Let’s take a look at what others wore to this craptacular awards show!
January 27, 2014 at 11:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Pink gave a curse-filled interview (naturally, she’s Pink) with GQ Australia in which she doted upon her daughter. She admitted that she wasn’t sure if she wanted kids, ever, but now that she has her daughter Willow Sage, she’s thrilled. Willow Sage!!! From GQ Australia, via People:
I had moments where I wanted a kid with Carey. You know — you fall in love and you’re like, ‘We should have kids,’ and then it went away. But he always wanted kids and then we did it and now it’s like, ‘F-ck, this is so rad.’ It’s more important than anything we’ve done. She’s the coolest thing that has ever happened to me — she’s really f-cking cheeky and funny. Now I have someone to sing goofy-ass songs to all day and she likes it. She’s not judging me. She’s probably the only person who doesn’t judge me.
Then came the inevitable question everyone seems to ask celebs about whether fame has ~~changed them~~ and she said,
My life hasn’t changed that much. I mean, I could do without the paparazzi taking photos of my child. But I tour, I write songs, I go through the same shit as everybody else. I’ve never enveloped myself in that, ‘I’m a f-cking rockstar, I’m important,’ thing. I don’t get it — either you’re a good person or you’re not.
Gotta say her daughter is really effing cute but her mentioning the paparazzi photos of her kids makes me want to be respectful and not post them. She should do a royal family portrait, I’d share that.
July 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Pink is still around, making music, and is on the cover of Glamour‘s June issue. And honestly, I’m surprised. I didn’t think she would still be here. Not hating, just surprised.
I think she thinks she’s outrageous — Glamour certainly thinks so, or is at least trying to sell this angle, as they refer to her as a “badass” — but I don’t really see anything outrageous in posing with your hands in your mouth and defending the use of the word “slut.” A lot of women aren’t comfortable with the word and are trying to get rid of it. Pink is going to use it forever. From Glamour.com:
Glamour … you’ve got lots of sex songs on this last album. There’s “Slut Like You” and “Walk of Shame.”
Pink: Oh, yeah. I’m a reformed slut.
Glamour: Slut is a big word in the Pink glossary.
Pink: It’s my very unsophisticated way of taking the power back. I’ve always had an issue with [the idea that]: “OK, we’ve both decided to do this. Why am I a slut and you’re the player? You didn’t get anything from me that I didn’t get from you.”
I see her point and I don’t care. I don’t care about the issue. Does that make me a bad feminist?
She goes on to talk about her wild times in the ’90s saying, “Joey Fatone was in love with me.” Now she’s back with Carey Hart and she talks a little bit about that in the interview, in her outrageous way.
Glamour: After all the breakups and separations, is it hard to accept that things are good with Carey?
Pink: Accept that it’s good? Are things ever good? I don’t believe that exists. Long-term relationships are an everyday choice. It’s harder to be in a marriage than it is to bounce from one relationship to the next. We’re good because we communicate and we’ve grown up together, not because we don’t fight.
Glamour: What’s the last thing you fought about?
Pink: [She yells to the next room.] Carey! What was the last thing we fought about? Oh, I know! You not getting me flowers and being a douchebag. That was it.
Jesus. Chill out, Pink. Be a f-cking adult, especially during a major interview. Are we supposed to be impressed by your “badass” behavior? Why are you still being mean to your husband? Girl. Come on. Rise above.
Here are the photos from the magazine spread. I do like the Faster, Pussy Cat! Kill! Kill! homage.
April 30, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Pink really cares about sad children. A video surfaced of a bizarre incident that occurred three days ago during a Pink performance. Ms. Alecia Moore was singing on a small stage surrounded by a massive crowd at a concert in Philadelphia when she stopped her song, asking, “Is everything okay right here?” gesturing to a little girl near the stage. “Is that girl alright?”
The audience cheered (their approval?) and Pink asked, “Why is she crying, why is she upset?” We couldn’t hear the response, but Pink did, and she replied, “Because there was a fight? Y’all are fighting around a little girl?” The audience booed (their disapproval?).
Pink invited the girl to come up, but she was too shy. I mean, duh, I wouldn’t come up to the stage either. This chick stops her entire concert to single me out and while I’d be touched I’d also be humiliated. So Pink passed some goodies (presumably goodies that her fans threw onto the stage for their singing idol) over to the girl to comfort her. Dude I’d be really annoyed if I was a big Pink fan and I gave her a stuffed animal and then this bitch gives it to some random-ass child. Oh well, everything worked out in the end. I guess.
Video of the incident:
March 20, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Pink is so great. She had an adorable baby girl called Willow with husband Cary Hart a couple of years ago and is still working on getting her body back to where it was before her pregnancy. That in and of itself is a miracle – most celebrities are desperate to be back to size 0 before they’re even out of the hospital. Not Pink, though – she loved being pregnant, eating whatever she wanted and actually, she didn’t mind being “chubby” at all.
From The Mirror:
“I’m almost there, but I’m not in tour shape yet. I mean I train hard; I train five days a week for an hour and a half a day, plus rehearsals. But I eat a lot – I like food and I like wine, carbs, bread, cheese, pasta. The worst shit. It’s so yummy! Being pregnant was awesome. I knew that as soon as I got pregnant I was going to eat chicken wings and cheesecake.”
“I thought I’d lose it a lot easier. I’m totally OK with it though and definitely don’t spend time thinking about it. It doesn’t stop me enjoying my life. I also have the opposite of body dysmorphia where when I’m a bit chubby, I think I look kind of great. I’m like, ‘Damn, you look good!’ And everyone else is like, ‘No, you’re fat’. I’m like a 400lb Italian woman on the inside screaming to get out. All I want to do is walk barefoot in my kitchen and eat pasta. I wish fat was in because I’d be so good at it!”
Of course, it’s easy for someone who’s definitely NOT fat (and in fact, completely ripped) to be flippant about her “fat” experience, but everything about Pink just strikes me as so genuine and sincere that it doesn’t bother me like it would if it were coming from, say, Anne Hathaway or something.
Anyway, most women do look a bit better with a little meat on their bones, so to speak, as being uber skinny (unless that’s your actual, natural body type) just makes you look sallow, ill and 10 years older. I couldn’t live without carbs.