Today is Serena Williams’s 35th birthday. Happy Birthday to the Greatest Of All Time! And Happy Birthday to me! Please know that I am increasingly one of those people who turns her birthday into a f-cking spectacle. I never take the day off on my birthday. Because then everyone at work has to celebrate my birthday. Please have pity on them today.
Weezer celebrated the 20th anniversary of their album Pinkerton on Saturday. Or maybe they didn’t. I was super into Weezer back then. And I was super into Pinkerton. I listened to Pinkerton from top to bottom almost every day. But I had no idea Pinkerton, at the time of its release, was considered a sh-tty album. And I had no idea Rivers Cuomo would go on to hate it – and himself for writing it – for years after its release. Not until The Guardian told me this weekend in an article commemorating the album’s milestone, calling it the soundtrack for “manic pixie dream boys”. Never thought about it that way but… TRUE! Still, the self and critical hate for Pinkerton never reached me. My love for it was unspoiled and uninterrupted. Two decades later, general assessment for Pinkerton has been revised, with Rolling Stone this weekend saying that it went from “embarrassing to essential” and is now considered a classic.
Makes me wonder what else will be revised in 20 years. Like, in 2036, will the Justin Timberlake-produced Trolls soundtrack no longer be considered, as Jezebel called it this weekend, the “worst album of the year” and “not to be forgiven”?
Hmmm…nah. Pretty sure they got it right the first time on that one.
Yours in gossip,
So it's my birthday soon and Jacek is "whisking" me away somewhere tonight. I don't often get "whisked" because I am a control freak. This trip is a surprise. All I know is that I'm supposed to meet him at the airport. Since I'm a dick who can always find something to complain about, even though this is very exciting, this presents a packing dilemma. I have decided to not pack much at all. Hopefully where I'm going is ideal for acquisitions. Anyway, my point is that I'm heading out to enjoy my birthday weekend but if some major Brange sh-t goes down, I'm on it and I'll be here. Have a great weekend!
I have been obsessed with this all week and need to try one! (Dlisted)
Amal and George don't like being apart (Just Jared)
Priyanka Chopra says Tom Hiddleston made her twirl. Of course he did. (Cele|bitchy)
Oh wow. Is Ava Phillippe about to be a thing? (TooFab)
Jennifer Aniston: first photos since the Brange split (TMZ)
Cory Feldman is doing it for a higher power (The Superficial)
These pants. I wish Jessica Simpson would just stop with these pants (Hollywood Tuna)
Not sure this was the right hair choice with this dress (Go Fug Yourself)
Johnny Depp is unloading property (Evil Beet)
Idina Menzel’s first magazine cover, which is kind of crazy. Hanging at Billboard listening to my new album and they have my first magazine cover ever! #memories Full Story
PEOPLE.com has new post up, yet another in favour of Brad Pitt, this time a character defence of Brad from a “family source". Basically the source is saying, and repeating, that Brad is an amazing father and would never want to hurt his children: "He is one of the best dads I have ever known," says a source who knows the family and children well and has spent time with them for many years. Full Story
I know Ghost in the Shell comes from a super famous manga comic from the 1980s, but the teasers just released for the movie make it look like a knock-off Matrix. The teasers, which you can watch below in one video, are just a few seconds each and reveal distinct visuals with no context. We get a good look at Scarlett Johansson Full Story
I don’t think I’ve gotten quite enough people yelling at me about politics and the election, so let’s talk about Hillary Clinton’s appearance on Between Two Ferns. Yesterday the twentieth episode of Between Two Ferns came out and it features Hillary Clinton doing some #MillennialOutreach by way of viral videos. Full Story