It felt weird to type out The Ellen DeGeneres Show – doesn’t everyone just call it Ellen (even though that was actually the same of her old sitcom)? Anyway, I digress already. Kaley Cuoco was a guest earlier this week and seeing as she’s engaged to a guy she’s only been dating for three months, Ellen thought it would be a great idea if one of her staff members – who is legally able to marry people – performed a wedding ceremony right there on the show. Kaley loved the idea, and the following ensued:
Don’t get your panties in a twist, though – this isn’t a legit wedding, it was just for fun. We all know Kaley is far too busy to get married, but she did say on the show that she hopes to make it happen next year even though they haven’t planned anything or figured out a date. Wow, this all bodes so well. Ah, who knows – crazier things have happened. These kids could really make it!
November 8, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Some popstars have some AWFUL fanbases. At the top of that list is most certainly Lady GaGa, but in close contention are Justin Bieber‘s, One Direction‘s and Chris Brown‘s fans, for sure. You say one thing about them you don’t like and the next thing you know, they’re bombarding you with messages about how you should kill yourself. Lovely young people, you see.
Well, Taylor Swift is feeling a little smug about that – HER fans won’t wish an untimely death or an AIDS and cancer combo on you (I’ve seen a Little Monster say this!). They’re actually pretty chill people… though to be frank, I’m sure the rednecks among them would have a few things to say to black people and gays, but at least they keep it to themselves, for the most part?
Here’s that Taylor said about it backstage at the CMAs:
“For me when I think about them, and I think about my fans as a group. I think about the little things. I think about the letters that I get from classrooms, and the YouTube videos of some little girl opening up her Christmas present and it’s tickets to my show. And I think of young girls learning lessons on guitar.”
“Sometimes I’ll sit in a position where I can watch people leave the shows and I’ll look at the shirts that they made and the signs and some people will cover themselves in Christmas lights so I can see them from the stage. I know that’s creepy but I just like to watch.”
“I just feel so proud that my fans are always nice to other fans. They don’t say hateful things. They don’t say they’re going to set people on fire or anything. They’re not sending death threats to other people.”
Well, that’s nice, if not slightly obnoxious. To be honest, some stans take shit TOO FAR. So, someone doesn’t like the artist you stan for. And? How does that affect your life, especially considering you don’t know the artist and they CERTAINLY don’t know you (unless you’re lucky enough to have a restraining order taken out against you). It’s natural to get defensive over things we like, of course – I do it myself – but at the end of the day, I could give a shit whether Joe Blogs down the street likes the same thing. I’m just gonna keep blasting my iTunes and live my life. I mean, come on.
November 8, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Will and Jada are currently dodging divorce rumors, and these latest photos of Will Smith with actress Margot Robbie do not help. As you can see above, Star magazine posted these photos of Mr. Smith and Ms. Robbie lifting their shirts up, and looking very cozy. However, as you can also see above, they declared Anne Hathaway is pregnant, which she is not. So who knows based on this if Will is cheating on Jada or not, and if he is, if it’s with Robbie. As for these photos, I’m not sure what’s going on, but I think Will Smith doesn’t know what’s appropriate and what isn’t.
But what do you think?
November 8, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Love that on a day about remembrance for those who died in WWI, Daily News is focused on her hair. But, I get it. She’s a big deal. She knew she would be photographed and she purposefully decided to pull a Katie Holmes and leave the gray. I really like her for doing that (and of course, for her McDonald’s trip). Wonder if Aniston still envies her hair now.
November 8, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Joss Whedon perfectly explained feminism at Equality Now’s “Make Equality Reality” event. A lot of our readers here at Evil Beet call us feminists like it’s a bad thing. I think we all have different definitions of what it is. I can’t explain it better than what Joss Whedon said. I’ll post the video, but here’s the transcript, via E Online. Yeah, it’s long, look for the TL;DR at the bottom:
“Ist” in it’s meaning is also a problem for me. Because you can’t be born an “ist”. It’s not natural… So feminist includes the idea that believing men and women to be equal, believing all people to be people, is not a natural state. That we don’t emerge assuming that everybody in the human race is a human, that the idea of equality is just an idea that’s imposed on us. That we are indoctrinated with it, that it’s an agenda…
…My problem with feminist is not the word. It’s the question. “Are you now, or have you ever been, a feminist?” The great Katy Perry once said—I’m paraphrasing—”I’m not a feminist but I like it when women are strong.”…Don’t know why she feels the need to say the first part, but listening to the word and thinking about it, I realize I do understand. This question that lies before us is one that should lie behind us. The word is problematic for me because there’s another word that we’re missing…
…When you say racist, you are saying that is a negative thing. That is a line that we have crossed. Anything on the side of that line is shameful, is on the wrong side of history. And that is a line that we have crossed in terms of gender but we don’t have the word for it…
…I start thinking about the fact that we have this word when we’re thinking about race that says we have evolved beyond something and we don’t really have this word for gender. Now you could argue sexism, but I’d say that’s a little specific. People feel removed from sexism. ‘I’m not a sexist, but I’m not a feminist.’ They think there’s this fuzzy middle ground. There’s no fuzzy middle ground. You either believe that women are people or you don’t. It’s that simple…
…Genderist. I would like this word to become the new racist. I would like a word that says there was a shameful past before we realized that all people were created equal. And we are past that. And every evolved human being who is intelligent and educated and compassionate and to say I don’t believe that is unacceptable. And Katy Perry won’t say, “I’m not a feminist but I like strong women,” she’ll say, “I’m not a genderist but sometimes I like to dress up pretty.” And that’ll be fine.
This is how we understand society. The word racism didn’t end racism, it contextualized it in a way that we still haven’t done with this issue. Does that mean that this will end the problem? Yes, definitely, we’ve done it.
TL;DR: feminist is not a bad word, calm down.
I wonder if Katy Perry will respond…
Meanwhile I still think Selena Gomez has no idea what the word “feminist” means.
November 7, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Lucasfilm announced Thursday that the next Star Wars film, Star Wars: Episode VII, will open in theaters Dec. 18, 2015. The movie, the first to be released following Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm, will feature J.J. Abrams in the director’s chair.
Episode VII “will not only anchor the popular holiday film-going season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture,” said Disney chairman Alan Horn in a statement.
Okay, chill out there, Alan “Try-Hard” Horn. It’s Star Wars, it sells itself. We STILL don’t know for SURE if Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, or Carrie Fisher is coming back. We know that Mark Hamill is down, as is Ms. Fisher, probably. It’s all about Harrison “Big Money” Ford here.
ARE YOU EXCITED? ARE YOU GOING TO SEE IT?