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Zoe Saldana: Awesome or Obnoxious?

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I’m so torn on Zoe Saldana, you guys. I feel like I really should like her – she’s talented, she’s beautiful, she’s confident and intelligent… but she’s so fucking obnoxious, too. I feel like every single interview I read/see with her, she’s going on and on about how much confidence she has, and how strong she is, and how she’s got it so figured out and is the pinnacle of feminism and strength. And look, confidence is great – more women should feel good about themselves and strong, competent, etc. But at a certain point is just gets braggy and eyeroll-worthy, and I feel like that’s what’s happening here. Also, she’s another one I’m sick of seeing naked. EVERY SINGLE PHOTOSHOOT.

Here’s what she told Women’s Health UK about her thoughts on her body:

“This past year I’ve had to start letting go,” Saldana said.

“My body dictated it as if saying, ‘Slow the f**k down!’. And I struggle with that. I love to be an athlete.”

She continued: “I’ve learnt to listen to myself, so whenever I don’t feel like doing anything that starts with ‘I should’ then I don’t.

“My body is less toned. I do look in the mirror and see things I don’t want. My first reaction is I breathe and I think, ‘I’m a woman, I’m 36, my body is changing’.”

“I’m exactly where I want to be. I do feel beautiful in a way that even when I was working out a whole lot, I sometimes didn’t.

“Because there have been times that I was really slender and I didn’t like that I sometimes looked a little too muscular and flat chested – you’ll never be completely happy, so at the end of the day it’s like ‘F**k it. Just be happy, regardless’.”

Well, what’s she’s saying is true enough: you should be happy with yourself regardless. Even someone with the perfect looks/body – which, by societal standards, is Zoe – is going to find fault in themselves because that’s just life, especially for women. But some humility wouldn’t hurt – even when she’s being self-deprecating, it doesn’t feel genuine at all. Is this just me?

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Zoe Saldana unleases some relationship wisdom on us all

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Zoe Saldana got married to now-husband Marco Perego last December, and while she may be happy in her current relationship, it took a while for her to get to that point. Before that, she was in several shitty relationships and she’s learned a lot of things she wants us all to know.

From Marie Claire:

On her relationship with husband Marco Perego: “I don’t do the ABCs. I do what my heart says, what my heart feels. So from the moment

I met my husband, we were together. We knew.”

On the biggest thing she’s learned about relationships: “Not to settle. If you’re not happy with a person, leave. And wait until you find that one person who makes you feel good about yourself every single day and is not expecting you to change, but to grow.”

On disrespect: “I have been in relationships where a man has disrespected me, and I don’t need to be friends with that man anymore. I don’t want to be the one going, ‘I’m cool, because I’m friends with all my exes.’ There’s a reason why you’re called an ex. I crossed you off my list. Moving on. You cross a line, you need to know that you’re going to walk this earth knowing that there’s an individual who has no respect for you.”

Well, that’s that, I suppose? I don’t know many people who stay friends with their exes after the relationship ends, regardless of respect or otherwise. I know it’s possible and it does happen, but I wouldn’t say that’s the norm.

How many of you are still friends with your exes?

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Celebrities really looked their best at Cannes

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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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