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Taylor Swift is anti-sexist...but also can’t speak for herself

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 5, 2013 20:00:44 March 5, 2013 20:00:44

I try every time. Every time there’s a Taylor Swift news item, I try very, very hard to take the pro. Sometimes I can do it, and you yell at me. And sometimes I can’t. Because, well, sometimes she’s indefensible. You cannot defend this. You CANNOT defend someone who voluntarily chooses to NOT speak for herself. Full Story

Worst Human Impression As Host: Seth MacFarlane

Duana Posted by Duana at February 25, 2013 20:01:45 February 25, 2013 20:01:45
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Kevin Winter/ ROBYN BECK/ Getty

The thing with Seth MacFarlane is that the man creates all kinds of characters. I feel like you watch one of his episodes of his shows and you’ve seen them all, but let’s say for the sake of argument that they’re varied, at least a little bit -- in short, that he’s the kind of person who actually understands how human beings work. Full Story

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Worst Oscar Mislabel: Octavia Spencer

Duana Posted by Duana at February 25, 2013 12:00:21 February 25, 2013 12:00:21
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Pascal Le Segretain/ Kevin Winter/ Jason Merritt/ Getty

Octavia Spencer wore a gorgeous sort of pale ochre-y deep cream piece of fanciness which suited her really nicely with an off-centre neckline of which is surprising and unusual without being too try-hard-y. This is exactly the right note you want to strike for the year after you win an Oscar – understated and beautiful and it’s not about you but oh, how good the year has been to you. Full Story

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Oscar Whys: Munn, Stamos, Glanville

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2013 11:43:32 February 25, 2013 11:43:32
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Jason Merritt/ Michael Buckner/ Christopher Polk/ Getty

I asked on Twitter why Olivia Munn was at the Oscars. Someone replied that she was in Magic Mike. Yeah so was Joe Manganiello. You think Joe Manganiello should be at the Oscars? Still, Olivia Munn had more reason, I guess if you stretch, than John Stamos. Was Uncle Jesse there to play the drums? Or was he there to remind me that my longtime dream of him hooking up with Jennifer Aniston will never happen? He doesn’t even make movies! But perhaps the most egregious -- the f-ck was Brandi Glanville doing there? Who? Eddie Cibrian’s ex-wife. Full Story

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Four Reasons Lisa Lampinelli Can’t Use the N Word

Dean Posted by Dean at February 20, 2013 16:32:47 February 20, 2013 16:32:47

The inexplicably famous comedian Lisa Lampinelli is in trouble today for using the n-word. Not that the context even really matters, but it’s kind of interesting/weird to note that she used the word in a tweet to describe Lena Dunham, with an accompanying twitpic of them at an award show. To me Lisa has always had a strong unfunny-morning-radio vibe, so I can’t say I’m particularly surprised that she would use this word, but what’s shocking is how stupid the defense is. Full Story

Downton reboot

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 19, 2013 18:30:52 February 19, 2013 18:30:52
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Gareth Cattermole/ Fred Duval/ Getty

A few emails came in yesterday re: the Downton Abbey finale. Question: Is Downton Abbey more like... Gossip Girl or Days Of Our Lives and less like, say, Mad Men or Breaking Bad? Same quality, right? Only one has English accents and period piece clothing. Season 1 of Downton Abbey, as I’ve noted previously, was good. Full Story

When Photo Assumption goes terribly wrong

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 13, 2013 20:49:59 February 13, 2013 20:49:59
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Christopher Polk/ Getty

Everyone was fist pumping yesterday after this picture of Adele was posted suggesting she may have been admonishing Chris Brown at the Grammys for not standing up for Frank Ocean. That’s why it’s called Photo Assumption: it’s an assumption that is baseless, because the image can’t tell you the context. Full Story

James Franco arts up Kristen Stewart’s ass

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 13, 2013 17:52:51 February 13, 2013 17:52:51

James Franco's new art exhibit is called Gay Town. It’s showing in Berlin. Click here if you want to go. But first, maybe check out a few of the pieces here because you might want to save your money. Apparently Kristen Stewart provided some inspiration? As you can see, Franco features “K-STEW” as Snow White with her ass out. Full Story

Rooney Mara is shyyyyyyyyyyyy, OK?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 13, 2013 15:59:24 February 13, 2013 15:59:24
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Wenn, B. Cool/ Splash

Rooney Mara and Jude Law are currently promoting Side Effects in Europe. Here they are yesterday at the Berlinale, photo call and premiere. She wore black and white Balenciaga for the daytime event, and black Valentino in the evening. Very strong styling. And smiling only with no teeth. Because as she told Vogue last month:  “Why should I ‘fake smile’? It feels disingenuous to me. Full Story

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Music Awards Misogyny

Duana Posted by Duana at February 7, 2013 17:40:48 February 7, 2013 17:40:48

So last night, via the always incredible Vulture, I read this list of wardrobe restrictions that CBS has asked to be relayed to performers at the Grammy Awards. Here is the list in its entirety: CBS Program Practices advises that all talent appearing on camera please adhere to Network policy concerning wardrobe. Full Story