Did you guys have a good weekend? Because I did, but I am so tired. I got a new apartment in a new town with my boyfriend, and I learned that I own approximately seven thousand more items than I thought I did, but hardly anything that I actually need. Friday night was spent huddled and shivering because we refused to turn on the way-too-expensive heat, and Saturday night was spent shopping for things like plates and cleaning supplies and dish towels and oh my God these rugs cost HOW MUCH? And, in the middle of all that, I chopped all my hair off. So yeah, it’s been a pretty eventful weekend.
“People say, ‘You have such beautiful skin!’ But guess what? I get pimples, too. I mean, (expletive), I’m a woman, I have hormones. Who knows what is going on? I’ve just got to roll with it. … The reality is, I like imperfection. You take away from the world when you’re not yourself. Whatever is unique and special about you was designed by God. And when you try to be someone else, we don’t get you.”
November 21, 2011 at 4:30 am by Emily
You know, that movie with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah that I told you about over a year ago? The one where these two ladies have to save that gospel choir? The one that I’m insanely, ridiculously excited about?
So should I be seeing you down at the movie theater or what?
September 26, 2011 at 5:30 pm by Emily
When I think of cast members of Dancing with the Stars, I think of people like The Situation and Bristol Palin and Kirstie Alley, you know, people who either shouldn’t be famous but are or people who used to be famous a long time ago for doing things like starring in movies about babies with John Travolta. Not people like Queen Latifah. But, you know, I can’t always be an overflowing fountain of wisdom and certainty, because it looks like the Queen herself will be joining the cast of the show for its next season.
Other contestants that we know of are Snooki (can’t wait!), Rob Kardashian, and, perhaps Tiffani Thiessen. And those all make sense, I’m fine with those lamers, but Queen Latifah was nominated for an Academy Award. She’s too good for this, right?
August 12, 2011 at 3:30 pm by Emily
Well, ok, Dolly was in a couple episodes of Hannah Montana, and she’s done a couple of other TV shows, but it’s been a hell of a long time since she did an actual movie, or at least since she’s done anything on the level of Steel Magnolias. But that’s all about to change, because Dolly is set to star alongside Queen Latifah in a new movie called Joyful Noise. Yes and yes.
Here’s the synopsis:
“[Joyful Noise] centers on an unlikely partnership between two strong-minded women who are forced to work together to save a small town gospel choir after budget cuts threaten to shut them down. Latifah will play a no-nonsense mother put in charge of the choir after the untimely death of the choir director. Her character’s faced with the challenges of raising two teens while her husband is away in the military and getting the choir ready for a national competition if she hopes to keep the program afloat. Parton will play the widow of the choir director who had assumed she would take her late husband’s position of leading the choir.”
All right, I’m going to take a moment to explain my unreasonable excitement. I’m from Tennessee, and the way I see it, there are two kinds of people from Tennessee (well, there are a lot of kinds of people from Tennessee, but stay with me): Elvis people and Dolly Parton people. Being from the end of the state opposite from Graceland, I fall strongly in Dolly Parton’s camp. I can’t remember a holiday when I haven’t watched A Smoky Mountain Christmas, and I couldn’t even begin to count the number of trips I’ve made to Dollywood. Dolly just has this special, sincere quality about her, and there’s something about her that feels like home.
Production starts in January, so the movie is a while away, but I’m going to start getting psyched now. Is anyone with me?
August 23, 2010 at 11:00 am by Emily
At the White House Correspondents’ dinner last night, Jessica Simpson revealed her one true wish: to be Michelle Obama.
“I really do [want to be Michelle Obama]. She’s such an incredible woman, and she’s with such a powerful man. Everything she does she exudes confidence. I’m really just here to celebrate her.”
Shoot for the moon, Jess. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.
On the topic of stars, the Correspondents’ dinner was full of them. Guests included Justin Bieber (who, in my opinion, is the songbird of this generation), Jessica Alba, the Jonas Brothers, Dennis Quaid, Kim Kardashian, Scarlett Johansson, Gabourey Sidibe, Queen Latifah, and a good few more. Check out the gallery to see such things as Justin Bieber and Marlon Wayans flashing gang signs and Gabourey Sidibe being in desperate need of a new stylist (and before you guys hate on me, I’m not saying anything about her being a big girl, I’m just saying that there are ways to flatter every body type, and homegirl needs to work that out).
May 2, 2010 at 10:33 am by Emily
I happen to adore Elizabeth Banks’ elegant grey dress (above). It should be noted, however, that the opinions expressed in this article and the two previous ones are not necessarily the opinions of Evilbeet.com. Sasha’s take on the gown? “Love Eilzabeth Banks. Haaaate her dress.”
Nicole Richie wore a beaded snuggie that showed off her back tatoos and Jennifer Lopez showed up wrapped in a mattress pad. I wonder if she and Amanda Seyfried had it out backstage; they’re pretty much wearing mirror images of the same roll of two-ply toilet paper.
Sarah Jessica Parker was there, but as usual, I can’t figure out whether she looks gorgeous and glamorous, or like a fashion victim with a hangover.
Also in this group: Tina Fey, Stana Katic, Queen Latifah, Monique, Molly Ringwald, Mariska Hargitay, Jane Seymour, and Super Classy Bitch Helen Mirren.