Canada’s biggest emo rapper is furious about being misquoted, and also having his cover stolen out from under him by a dead man.
Though she’s agreed to the label of “feminist” before, Beyoncé–like many female celebrities–hasn’t always been eager to wear that title. “That word can be very extreme,” she told British Vogue last year. “But I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality. Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label yourself anything?”
No matter what she calls herself, Beyoncé is standing up again for gender equality in her essay that appeared on the Shriver Report yesterday.
And in today’s outrage to your sensibilities:
Scott Disik, aka Mr. Kourtney Kardashian aka Douchebag Bateman aka The Power Plover (ironic because he loves to kill alligators to make his shoes, Circle of Life, Hakuna Matata) has taking time out of his busy schedule of ignoring his children in order to make insane demands on unwitting journalists who for some reason believe he is a person of interest.
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With her newsletter GOOP, Gwyneth Paltrow has managed to turn her career from actress to something resembling more of an entrepreneur/life advice coach. Like Oprah! Unlike Oprah, however Gwyneth Paltrow’s products and tips usually only apply to “moms like herself” (aka Hollywood dynasty, socialites, or women who are married to the guy from Coldplay).
But Ms. Paltrow is often at war with her own image: She loves food so much that she’s written two cookbooks and posts disgusting photos of gluten/egg/dairy free meals all over her site, but at the same time she promotes cleanses to the point of putting out her own colon cleanse. (Except that one month in January, where the cleanse was to take a cleanse from cleansing.)
So far, however, Ms. Paltrow’s shtick has been successful, in the sense that yes, she’s a ridiculous person, but we always assumed her fanatic obsession with a zen work/life balance (yes, one can be fanatic about that) meant that she was at least a healthy person.
Turns out, no, she’s starved herself into hallucinating for ten days on a “bad cleanse,” as she told Telegraph.
Now that Lindsay Lohan has been kicked out of the Chateau Marmont for not paying her $46,000 bill, it is time for her to pack her bags and move Eastward. Surprisingly, the LAPD is letting her do this, despite the fact that up until yesterday she was the prime suspect in yet another jewel-swiping case. And what of The Canyons? Will no one think of The Canyons?
Just when you hoped that New York City had successfully dodged its last heat-seeking paparazzo after Los Angeles’ native Kim Kardashian left the Gansevoort, the New York Daily News is reporting that LiLo is moving to Tribeca and rooming with her assistant.
But where will she ultimately be hanging her temporary hat? We have some ideas.
“Normal guy” Brett Cohen punked a bunch of Times Square tourists recently when he hired a crew of cameramen, bodyguards and assistants to follow him around 42nd Street and pretend like he was somebody special. It totally worked! People thought he was famous and tried to get his autograph or have him pose for a picture while pretending to know who he was or why they should care about him. Because, you know … sheeple.
Except, here’s the thing. Well, here’s the video, and then here’s the thing.
James Franco, the real voice of our generation, has taken time out from his busy schedule of Art and Teaching and also Learning to begin a Huffington Post diary. It’s about time!
So what important issue of our times is Mr. Franco tackling? President Obama’s stance on gay rights? The construction of Marina Abramovic‘s performance space over on the Hudson? His new album, perhaps?
Those are all great guesses, but James Franco is actually here to talk to us today about a matter close to his heart: Haunted tours in New Orleans that he took with his Nana. (Which is the name of his Japanese hairdresser, not his grandmother.)
Much has been made the last several days of the secretive nature of Jay-Z’s conversations while sitting in the front row of basketball games (Knicks and Nets). He covers his mouth to avoid lip-readers, has a secret handshake for friends like LeBron James, and may be using some form of covert CIA-level cryptology to alert his posse that he needs more popcorn.
Our long national nightmare is over and a time of miracles has come. Alec Baldwin, of the Amazing Flying and Words With Friends-Playing Acting Baldwins, has returned to Twitter. Baldwin left the social networking site and his half-million-plus faithful followers bereft of his gruff but avuncular presence in early December after his storied blowup with American Airlines. Mr. Baldwin would not comply with a flight attendant’s commands to turn off Words With Friends, reasonably noting on Twitter at the time that the plane wasn’t even moving yet. American Airlines responded swiftly to the incident but for the famously crotchety actor didn’t seem mollified. For his own mysterious reasons, Baldwin shortly thereafter tweeted that he wanted everyone to unfollow him.
It’s rare that Kanye West is not speaking out against one thing or another, but he remained strangely silent yesterday when visiting Zuccotti Park.