In today’s “big fuckin’ whoop” news of the day, Rosario Dawson apparently found it important to let Cosmopolitan for Latinas know that she was a late bloomer in the romance department and didn’t actually have sex until she was 20, because I guess that’s a big deal these days when kids are screwing each other before they know what sex actually is.
What were your teenage years like?
I was an awkward teenager. I went stag to my prom. I was dating one guy in elementary school who made me hold hands at recess, and then he broke up with me to go with a girl who would make out. I found out about it at school and for some reason the school bully wanted to beat me up for that.
Really? Because you were, like, the symbol of sexiness when you first hit the movie scene in the ’90s.
I was a virgin until I was 20 years old! My mother was raising five kids on her own, I wasn’t just going to sit back and be a horny teenager and continue some cycle of teenage pregnancy — I wanted more opportunities; I wanted to be the first person in my family to go to college.
I think it’s totally commendable that she wanted to break the chain of teenage pregnancy in her family and accomplish things, for sure. I just feel like we should be encouraging more girls to do that, or educating kids a bit better so that this is the norm, not the exception.
Also, it seems that “awkward teenager” phase didn’t last long. She looks fantastic!
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Well, the Cannes Film Festival is over for another year, but still it lives on… particularly in the form of portraits taken by The Hollywood Reporter. Some of the biggest and best actors including Salma Hayek, Jane Fonda, Mark Ruffalo and more posed for the publication, and now you can see their shots, some of which are better than others.
Side note: when did Rosario Dawson do the half-head shave thing? I think I like it!
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Rosario Dawson seems pretty chill. She’s had a steady stream of acting roles over the years and while she’s nothing special, she comes off as down-to-earth… and yeah, she’s pretty smokin’, as well. Since she’s doing the rounds to promote her new flick, Trance, she’s also giving interviews and sounding off on your standard fare – acting, the film’s plot and… Rihanna?
Talking to Bang Showbiz (via DigitalSpy), Dawson stuck up for the notoriously frowned upon ‘Rude Boy’ singer, saying pretty much what Rihanna herself as said (but a tad more eloquently): it’s not her responsibility to be a good role model if she doesn’t want to be.
“I don’t think individual women do have a responsibility [to set an example for others],” Dawson explained, reports Bang Showbiz.
She went on to explain: “Often they are working within a certain dynamic. Take Rihanna. To put all that responsibility on one woman is outrageous.
“I don’t think we should engage with that ‘should and shouldn’t do’, ‘should and shouldn’t wear’ and ‘should and shouldn’t look like’. We don’t do that with men.”
Here’s the thing: while I agree that a celebrity’s job is not to lead by example for whatever fans may or may not be looking up to/emulating them, I do generally do think one should use power in whatever sense for good. Then again, people should be smart enough not to do stupid things just because the stars might and if they’re kids, it’s up to the parents to enforce a particular lifestyle and restrict access to inappropriate shit, etc.
What do you think?
Do we love Rosario Dawson or what? I’ve always thought that she was really pretty in a unique sort of way, and hey, she was in Rent. She wasn’t my favorite Mimi – I don’t care what my friends say, Daphne Rubin-Vega will always be the Mimi of my heart – but she was still lovely. And now Rosario is covering this month’s issue of Shape, and I think even more highly of her for her lovely words:
“I remember everyone asking when I was doing press for the movie (Rent), ‘What did you do to look so thin? You looked great’ and I’m like, ‘I looked emaciated’ … It’s a form of violence, in the way that we look at women and how we expect them to look and be — for what sake? Not health, not survival, not enjoyment of life but just so you could look pretty. I’m constantly telling girls all the time, ‘Everything’s airbrushed, everything’s retouched. None of us look like that.”
You know, I respect the hell out of Rosario Dawson for saying this. It’s a real shame seeing amazingly beautiful ladies being Photoshopped to hell, and it’s sad to think that younger girls might think that that’s what they should actually look like. But hey, with Mimi Marquez, the heroin addict/stripper with a heart of gold, telling little ladies not to worry about Hollywood’s ridiculous standards for physical beauty, things just might be looking up!
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So I was hanging out with this dude one time, and he was like “Ok, if you could only have sex with five people for the rest of your life, but you could have sex with them whenever you wanted, who would you pick?” And I am a very indecisive person, so I pussyfooted around the question, asking additional questions like “is magic involved, do fictional characters count?” and “are they willing or is this some shady hostage situation?” But I finally managed to select my five people, and after I recovered from the stress of that selection, I was like “what about you?” And he said “Rosario Dawson.” There was no hesitation, and really no additional names for a while, there was just the total confidence of “if I could have sex with one person in the whole world, it would definitely be Rosario Dawson.”
Based on that experience, I feel like there must be several people out there in the world who would also like to have sexual relations with Rosario Dawson. Lucky for you guys, because the lady did a pretty sexy photo shoot with German GQ to promote her new movie, Unstoppable, which is out in November.
Here you go, you guys! Also, you’re welcome.
Robert Pattinson has officially sold out.
The Twilight megahunk has dropped out of Parts Per Billion, the independent film he was supposed to begin shooting in Los Angeles this month, to ready himself for round two as vampiric heartthrob Edward Cullen.
“Unfortunately, the prep time and production schedule on New Moon haven’t left enough time for Robert to work on Parts Per Billion in the first quarter of this year,” the star’s agent, Nicholas Frenkel, told MTV.
No word yet on who will fill the heartthrob’s shoes on the indie flick, produced by and starring Rosario Dawson.
I wonder what Rosario Dawson thinks about all this!
I bet she’s pissed.
Talk about a red carpet accessory!
Rosario Dawson shows off her arm boo-boo at the Miami premiere of Seven Pounds.
Wonder how she got that thing!