Blind Gossip has a great one about an actress who used to work all the time and is blaming her slowed down, if not stalled career, on of all things, her boobs. Yes, her boobs. From Blind Gossip:
When asked why she doesn’t work more, this famous actress will say that she is concentrating on her family. Privately, however, she is pissed that she isn’t a major star!
Her parents are both in the business. She used those connections to book her first few jobs, then booked movie roles like crazy for a while. However, her career has slowed down. She has only done one or two films a year in the past few years. None have been big hits.
She was complaining to a friend the other day about why she wasn’t a bigger star. Her theory? “I’m convinced it’s my boobs,” she said. She wasn’t laughing, either.
She had breast implants a few years ago. Not huge ones, but it definitely took her out of flat-chested category. But they didn’t give her career the boost she thought she would, so now she wants to go bigger. It’s kind of a shame, too, because a few years ago, she really prided herself on having a natural body. Now it’s implants and bigger implants.
A lot of people are guessing Kate Hudson as the actress, and it sort of fits. Here she is in November, with some more boobage than seen previously:
But I still think it’s someone else. Who do you guys think it is?
December 6, 2013 at 7:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Lindsay Lohan was reportedly seen holding hands with Liam Neeson’s 18-year-old son, Michael, but she’s insisting they’re “just friends.” Again, I say that’s practically admitting, “yeah, we’re doing it” because what the hell could your friendship be based on? He’s a teenager and you’re pushing 30. Her other excuse is that she’s too busy to bang. From TMZ:
According to sources, Lindsay’s laughing off reports she’s hooking up with Liam Neeson’s 18-year-old son, Michael … claiming they’re only friends and have been for quite a while.
Instead, we’re told Lohan is laser-focused on her sobriety and her career … plus, she’s spending at least 2-3 days a week shooting her docu-series for Oprah’s network.
There is definitely something going on, that is if you believe the reports that she was seen taking him by the hand into a club restroom, which I do.
December 6, 2013 at 6:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Time again for Best and Worst Celebrity Looks of the Week! Last week I thought Gaga looked pretty and Lindsay was trying too hard. Gavin Rossdale “won” my worst look.
Which looks do you guys think are the BEST, WORST, and WTF?
December 6, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
This week’s celeb news takeaway: she who comes closest to showing the actual inside of her vagina is most popular. #stopactinglikewhores
She got a lot of flack for that tweet, particularly the part about “whores.” She tried to explain that she was not slut-shaming in follow-up tweets, but that wasn’t enough for her because she’s written an essay for Glamour magazine: Why Is Everyone Getting Naked? Rashida Jones on the Pornification of Everything.
It’s a looong essay, so I’m only going to pluck a few choice bits from it and leave it up to you to read the rest.
On the backlash from her tweets:
I’m not gonna lie. The fact that I was accused of “slut-shaming,” being anti-woman, and judging women’s sex lives crushed me. I consider myself a feminist. I would never point a finger at a woman for her actual sexual behavior, and I think all women have the right to express their desires. But I will look at women with influence—millionaire women who use their “sexiness” to make money—and ask some questions. There is a difference, a key one, between “shaming” and “holding someone accountable.”
On what she meant by her hashtag:
So back to the word whore. My hashtag was “stopactinglikewhores.” Key word, acting.
Like I said, I’m not criticizing anyone’s real sex life; as George Michael tells us, “Sex is natural, sex is fun.” But the poles, the pasties, the gyrating: This isn’t showing female sexuality; this is showing what it looks like when women sell sex. (Also, let’s be real. Every woman’s sexuality is different. Can all of us really be into stripper moves? The truth is, for every woman who loves the pole, there’s another who likes her feet rubbed. But in pop culture there’s just one way to be. And so much of it feels staged for men, not for our own pleasure.)
Her message to record executives:
When you market young pop stars, can you please try to apply some of your own personal moral parameters? (I’m just going to assume you don’t take off your suit midmeeting and do a selfie with a whipped-cream bra.)
Her message to women:
Let’s at least try to discuss the larger implications of female sexuality on pop culture without shaming each other. There’s more than one way to be a good feminist. Personally, I loved the Lily Allen “Hard Out Here” video—a controversial send-up of tits-and-ass culture. She helped start a conversation. Let’s continue it.
Her message to men:
WHERE ARE YOU??? Please talk to us about how all this makes you feel. You are 49 percent of the population; don’t sit around and let women beat one another up while you intermittently and guiltily enjoy the show. Speak up! We care what you think!
Her message to pop stars:
Please stop saying you don’t want to be role models. Because, guess what: You are. You want to sell millions of albums? You want to sell out a tour? You depend on the millions of people who adore you. So maybe just consider some sort of moral exchange program, in the same way that carbon credits make people feel better about driving an SUV. Go ahead and make videos in which your ass cheeks slap water around in slow motion; go ahead and tweet pictures of your undercarriage. But perhaps every eleventh song or video, do something with some more clothes on? Maybe even a song that empowers women to feel good about some other great quality we have? Like, I don’t know…our empathy, or childbearing skills, or ability to forgive one another for mean tweets?
I’m going to leave it there. I think she’s a smart woman with excellent points, but I still don’t think she gets why people were so miffed by her “#stopactinglikewhores” tweet.
What do you guys think?
December 6, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
North West has it all. Despite being a baby she is one of the most searched for celebs this year, is getting all kinds of free crazy-expensive designer shit, and got $7,500 worth of gifts from Beyoncé and Jay Z. So I guess it isn’t too hard to believe that she’s already getting art lessons, and from one of the most legendary artists around right now: Jeff Koons, who did the sculpture of Lady Gaga that she put on her ARTPOP cover.
Art lessons! Jeff Koons & Nori #ArtBasel
Let’s hope she’s just kidding about the art lessons. But still…we get it, Kim. You’re well-connected. Your baby is well-connected.
December 5, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Lana Del Rey, despite plans to step out of the spotlight, has been a busy little slurry-voiced bee. Her short film, Tropico, premiered. It’s a 27 minute short film and contains appearances by dead celebs John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis Presley. (Ms. Del Rey once sang, “Elvis is my daddy, Marilyn’s my mother.”) You can watch it here:
She also announced the title of her next album. And that title is Ultra-Violence, a borrowed term from A Clockwork Orange. Huffington Post says we can expect it, “in the coming months.”