Elaine Stritch was an absolute comedy legend. Maybe you know her from her older Broadway work, but most likely you’ll be more familiar with her as Jack Donaghy’s mother Colleen on 30 Rock, which made her a household name, pretty much. Whatever the case, showbiz lost a great woman, as Elaine passed away on Thursday at her home in Michigan at the age of 89.
From The New York Times:
Elaine Stritch, the brassy, tart-tongued Broadway actress and singer who became a living emblem of show business durability and perhaps the leading interpreter of Stephen Sondheim’s wryly acrid musings on aging, died on Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89.
Her death was confirmed by a friend, Julie Keyes. Before Ms. Stritch moved to Birmingham last year to be near her family, she lived for many years at the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan.
Really a shame, but she lived a very long and full life. RIP, Elaine!
July 18, 2014 at 5:00 am by Jennifer
I’m just going to leave this here for you guys: Nicole Scherzinger twerks on stage for your enjoyment. You’re welcome.
July 17, 2014 at 11:00 am by Jennifer
Taylor Swift is a much-celebrated musician. Despite her young age, she’s written tons of songs, performed to sold-out crowds all over the world, made millions upon millions of dollars, etc. People love her, as well – she’s grown up in the spotlight without becoming a hot ass mess (at least not in any obvious ways).
Turns out, even people in the industry think she’s the bee’s knees. Take fun. lead guitarist Jack Antonoff (that’s the yahoo in the red hat in the photo above), who’s worked with Taylor before and can’t get enough. So much so that he believes she’s this generation’s Michael Jackson. Uhhhh… stop the press.
“I think Taylor Swift is one of the best songwriters ever,” Antonoff said.
“Taylor Swift is cool, because she’s the closest thing today that hearkens to Michael Jackson — to great, great pop music. There’s a difference between her and Gaga and Katy Perry and Lily Allen and all that. It all feels throwaway, comparatively.”
So, is Jack trying to bone, or what? It all seems a liiiiittle too enthusiastic for me. I like Taylor, and I think she makes decent pop music, but comparing her to Michael Jackson is WAY premature. Let’s all take it down several notches, shall we?
July 17, 2014 at 10:00 am by Jennifer
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?
July 17, 2014 at 9:00 am by Jennifer
Anna Paquin is done with Sookie from True Blood, so now it’s time to change up her look a bit and get down with the kids or whatever… which is, I suppose, why she decided to dye her hair bright purple.
It does look pretty cute, actually – I would love to do something like that, but the time to lighten my hair enough to do it – not to mention the upkeep and the fact that I do have to go out in the real world and am a grown adult – really puts me off.
What do you think? Stephen Moyer seems to like it!
— Stephen Moyer (@_smoyer) July 16, 2014
— Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) July 16, 2014
July 17, 2014 at 8:00 am by Jennifer
It’s not really shocking in any way, shape or form that Farrah Abraham is possibly one of the worst mothers on planet earth. She’s immature, self-involved, has no self-respect and is a money-hungry woman who will degrade herself and everyone around her for cash. That’s no shade against sex workers, but I think we can all agree that Farrah has no dignity.
That being said, I don’t think anyone will be surprised to know that when asked how she’d feel about her 4-year-old daughter Sophia making her own sex tape one day, she wouldn’t be all that bothered.
“She probably won’t be saying that, she’ll be like ‘I HAD to try it,’ and then I’ll be like ‘oh, you already did it, so I’m just going to say make sure you know what you’re doing with it,’ because, you know, I’ll be like ‘this is what happened to me as your mom.’ It’s like mommy talk. It’s the birds and the bees, and so you just share ‘look, I learned this from it, I hope you don’t do that, read ‘Celebrity Sex Tape,’ learn some lessons from Fallon Opal,’ but that’s really all I can say.”
Then, she also wanted us to know how different she is from Kim Kardashian and Jenna Jameson:
“I have a different future for myself, and I think, you know, there’s a Kim Kardashian, there’s a Farrah Abraham, there’s a Jenna Jameson,” she explained. “We all have our own past. And however we get there–from the TV shows we go on to our life experiences–it’s how we live it, and I think each of us is doing it in the right way for where we want to be.”
LOL, okay. Whatever to this delusional idiot.