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Lena Dunham's blueprint for bad living (and worse sex) made her the latest fast-talking feminist to polarise America. Now, the Girls star bares all to Jonathan Heaf about backing Obama, dealing with death threats and the naked truth of all that nudity.
What is it about Lena Dunham - the 26-year-old culturequake famed for writing, directing and starring (naked, mostly) in her hit HBO series Girls - that attracts such high praise and such sneering, blood-spitting vitriol? A week after Dunham won two Golden Globes in January this year (for Best Television Comedy Series and Best Actress In A Television Comedy Series), GQ found itself on Dunham's patch in New York City. Over the course of two nights - GQ dining first at Battersby (it's as good as the natives brag) and then at the restaurant at the new NoMad Hotel (who'd have thought that salted kale could be so expensive?) - Dunham's talents, her game-changing (yep, we said it) television show and what some critics are calling the young star's "pathological exhibitionism" all came up in heated conversation.
￼Hardened sceptics say it's 50/50 as to which way the legacy chips will fall for Dunham, now two series into her show with a trunk full of silverware and a book deal with Random House worth a reported £2.2m to show for it. She'll either go on to achieve her ambitions of becoming the new Nora Ephron - a goal that GQ certainly feels she has every chance of accomplishing, becoming "a voice of a generation" - or she will simply wind up as little more than Twitter's answer to Woody Allen. (Smug, zeitgeist-appropriating phrases such as the one Dunham used in a New Yorker article recently, "I guess I want to have my cake and tweet it, too," aren't exactly helping.)
So why do the critics give Dunham such a tough time? Because she takes her clothes off yet isn't the expected svelte shape we are so used to seeing day in, day out on our television screens? Because of her liberal arts background? Because of what her detractors call her perceived sense of entitlement? Who knows? Not since Keira Knightley skipped lunch has a young star been quite so divisive. Whatever your opinion of her, however, what is abundantly clear is that Dunham - like Lars von Trier movies, grilled tofu, and whether or not Jennifer Lawrence looks better as a blonde or a brunette (answer: who cares? It's Jennifer Lawrence!) - has suddenly become someone who everyone everywhere has something to say about. She's the new Diablo Cody - if Diablo Cody were someone that anyone outside of West Hollywood had ever heard of.
Over the course of the past 12 months, Dunham has experienced the thrill of the hype, the anxiety of the backlash and then the relief at the arrival of the backlash against the backlash. Yet despite all the noise, nothing that the impotent critics think will put the young auteur off her staggeringly accomplished stride. In fact, she seems to relish the fight. It isn't her breasts that the critics should be worrying so much about. It's her balls.
GQ: Hello, Lena. I'm surprised you even have time for this conversation, seeing as you're the most talked about human being on the planet...
Dunham: Oh please! I'm sorry I'm late and it's totally my fault - I was dropping my dog off at doggie daycare, and as a result everything in my life pushed on a half-hour. It's a new dog so everything is that bit slower. I'm perhaps criminally insane for having got a dog, but I love it. Everyone that knows me has been simply asking, "Are you f***ing insane?" But I believe that dogs replenish. Although I may have forgotten that they also need to be taken out at 5am.
How does it feel to be in the eye of a cultural storm?
For me, it's definitely not normal. I would have to be totally crazy for this to be normal. You do have to adjust on some level so you can just continue with your work. You can't live your whole life in awe. But it's new and insane and peculiar and just a little bit overwhelming.
Well, now you know how Robert Pattinson feels.
I have no problem knowing how Rob Pattinson feels, and I obviously mean that on all sorts of levels. I seem to enjoy talking about myself even more than I thought I did.
With the awards comes criticism. How are you handling it all? Shock jock Howard Stern called you a "little fat girl who kinda looks like Jonah Hill"...
I don't listen to it so much, but I'm on Twitter so you can't help but be aware of these things. It's hard in this day and age to avoid criticism, especially when your well-meaning friends say to you, "I can't believe Howard Stern said those horrid things about you!" So I can't really ignore it, but I try my best to bury my head in the sand. As a producer of a show you also want to get feedback from the fans - the good and the bad. Television is the medium of the people and you want to make sure you are listening. But you can definitely listen to too much of it.
Do you think the old media hierarchy thinks of you as some sort of threat?
A threat? That is not the sensation that I have. I mean, I don't know who feels like a threat, although it could be a fun thing to want to feel like. I think there's a couple of things going on here with all the criticism. I think some people aren't attracted by what I do and, for me, that's the most valid position for the criticism to come from. You know people who are like, "It's just not my thing." Or perhaps their morals don't jibe with my morals, you know, the same way I feel about Chris Brown - it's not for me, I don't like your attitude and you are not someone I want to take in. Though, admittedly, I've never beaten any of my lovers in a car while heading back from the Grammys, so maybe I'm just not "with it" or something. Then there's conservative people who aren't into what I do as it doesn't fit their perception of what women, particularly young women, should be doing. I'm aware of this, but you need to have critics. Who, after all, is universally loved? Not even Ryan Seacrest!
Actually, you're right, everyone seems to love Will Smith. I do, and I don't know him.
A lot of the religious conservative right didn't like your video in support of President Obama. [Dunham's campaign video likened voting for Obama with losing your virginity.]
I was in London hanging with my British friends when that came out, and they were like, "You know that in London if someone said they didn't believe gay people should be allowed to marry or that people shouldn't be allowed to have abortions and that religion should be a part of the government, you would have been laughed out the country as if you were a lunatic?" For many, it's not a position you are allowed to take. I get it if someone just doesn't think I'm funny, but the conservative hate couldn't give me any less pause because of how strongly I believe in what Obama is doing and having a country ruled by Democratic notions.
Have you received death threats?
Some of those people were definitely behaving like, "I'm going to kill your mom!" It's not like I had a note come through the post attached to a horse's head, but there were definitely people on Twitter saying, "I am ashamed you're alive, somebody should get rid of you!" and "If you want abortion to be legal, you should have been aborted!" Really crazy stuff. I think the comfort for me was simply thinking, "Well you're insane." It's like when a homeless man screams that he's going to cut off your head and put it in a garbage can - you tend to see it more as ridiculous than scary. That's what I feel when that person blows up my Twitter.
Should politics and celebrities mix?
All this abuse made me think: why don't more people in celebrity positions talk about politics? For example, I don't think I know who Julia Roberts voted for. It occurred to me for the first time that when you declare a political position, you isolate a big part of your audience. I mean, anyone who watches Girls knows that I come from Democratic sensibilities, at the very least, but it's interesting to see how some celebrities are scared of making choices that could mean that fewer people will be willing to buy into their product.
The fact that you're nude a great deal of the time in Girls has attracted a lot of criticism. Why can't people handle a bit of nipple?
Right! You know, I've thought about this a lot. My opinion has evolved somewhat. I used to think it was because people couldn't handle seeing the types of body that we usually don't see on television. But I don't feel so much that way any more. I've come to feel like this is more about men and women being presented in a unflattering light and presenting the sex they have in an unflattering light. I think it's stressful for people in a way I didn't understand at first.
Critics have said there's something of the pathological exhibitionist about you. How do you respond?
It's interesting. I understand that when the nudity and sex are taken out of context, but it's not like my character is an exhibitionist - she's just living her life, and I happen to be trying to capture her life on camera and not trying to avoid any parts of it. So I would think that the amount of nudity is entirely appropriate in the context of the show, though I do entirely understand people are like, "Why can't she keep her pants on?"
In hindsight, do you wish you'd used less nudity in Girls?
I don't mind it much - it can be better than a lot of questions that other people are asked time and time again. I'm sure there's a worse way it could go, and I will say that I generally feel like you're going to be asked certain questions and I have to be comfortable with this. But I wonder if I would have got the same reaction if I were one of those celebrities who is always in a bikini.
Like, for example, Beyoncé?
I wonder. You don't hear people going, "Why do you love to show off your beautiful perfect form so much?" I guess the underlying question people are really asking is this, "Why are you naked so much on a TV show when you look the way you do?" There's a general feeling of "Well, if you've got it, flaunt it. And if you don't got it, why would you want to flaunt it?"
We're confused over here at GQ. Some feminists say it's objectifying to stare at a woman in a bikini; others say it's empowering for women to show off their bodies, whatever the shape. Should the modern man stop looking at hot girls on the beach?
Oh, I think you should keep staring at women in tiny bikinis - so long as the women are willing participants and are doing it on their own terms. It's very complicated from a gender-studies point of view, and a lot of feminists argue over just such topics. Some people believe that women simply can never be willing participants because these are things they have to do in order to have a career. So even if they are superficially willing they are actually being pressured by a culture that wants them to get naked, so they get naked to get ahead. I'm sure there is some validity in that argument. I would argue that our job is to please each other and not harm anyone in the making of our own sexual pleasure.
Sold. So is Rihanna a good role model for young women?
I like Rihanna's sex-positive attitude. I think she's so sexy, and if I looked like Rihanna I would never put clothes on again in my life. She's allowed to present herself however she wants, and I like the fact that she is such a beautiful woman with such a high profile and that she's pushing the limits of what is sexually appropriate. I haven't really spoken about Rihanna as I'm a big supporter of my sisters, but perhaps it's time. I tweeted, like, three things about Chris Brown and I got about 15,000 Chris Brown followers saying, "You are going to die!" He has really devoted followers and they are all teenage girls. That's the thing that is crazy to me. You can't judge, as obviously we don't see behind Chris Brown and Rihanna's bedroom doors, and it's unfair to hold them up as a universal example, but I do think it's really dark that there's all these teenagers rooting for what they feel is this hot, forbidden love story. That's a very hard thing for me to reconcile with. I don't think it's every woman's job to be a role model for her fans, but I do think this has taken our cultural narrative about abuse against women back quite far.
So you're no longer a Rihanna fan?
I still dance my butt off to Rihanna's songs and I follow her on Twitter because I like seeing naked pictures of her ass. So I'm just as bad as the rest of them.
Since becoming famous, do you feel any pressure to lose weight?
I really don't. It's funny because when I meet people off-set they always ask me if I've lost weight. And I always say no, it's just because I carry myself on-camera very differently to when I'm off-set. People often say, "Oh my God, this is not what I expected!" But when I do the show, I put grease in my hair and I'm not wearing the clothes I would normally wear. But it also gives me some sense of pride that I can go to an event like the Golden Globes and say, "Yep, I ate today, and I have no sense of embarrassment about it."
You bring a great deal of your own life to Girls. in series two, there's a great drug-taking sequence that manages to be funny without lingering on cliché. Did you use your own coke-taking experiences for this scene?
You know, with coke I did that terrible Woody Allen thing, that scene from Annie Hall where he sneezes and it goes everywhere. That was my own personal relationship with taking cocaine in real life. I've been around all that stuff, but I've never really successfully ingested it. The actor Andy Rannells, who is in the scene with me, had to be, "No Lena, you have to snort it this way." Not that he's some huge druggie, but I was doing little baby snorts and he was like, "No one is going to believe this!"
Great day at the office, learning how to take cocaine.
Yeah, we snorted so many B vitamins that day. At least it's healthy.
There's a lot of awkward sex in Girls. Adam Driver [who plays Dunham's boyfriend] has said that he gets approached by men who thank him for making it OK to pee on their girlfriends - as he did in the show.
Listen: guys want to pee on women. That is a fact. And this is not a good thing. I showed the peeing scene to HBO and they're like, "We're supposed to believe that Hannah [Dunham's character] wants to be with him after he pees on her in the shower?" Then I showed it to my dad and he told me it was the funniest thing in the series - so we left it in.
Well, it didn't make me want to pee on my girlfriend.
Good. That is the correct response.
Feminism seems to be trendy again. Are you with Hanna Rosin in declaring The End Of Men?
That's an alarming thought. Besides men being essential for procreation, I enjoy their company. But I do think that we're entering a time when certain sections of society have to get with [sexual equality] or get out of town.
Were you shocked at responses to how much money you are being paid to write your first book?
It always throws me to have a conversation about something that personal. For me, it's weirder to talk about money than sex - I was raised feeling that money was a subject that is very uncouth when aired publicly. It definitely embarrassed me in that regard. But if it makes another woman think, "OK, great, I can actually get paid for something that I love to do," then that excites me.
Is it true that there's going to be a Girls scent?
I'm not involved with that. Who would want to smell like our show?
Are you feeling nice tonight, ONTD?
The filmmaker will participate in a Q&A about the progress of his upcoming 3D film about the popular boy band.
LONDON – Sony Pictures is backing a move to put Morgan Spurlock, director of the 3D film One Direction: This Is Us, online for a Q&A with fans at Twitter's London headquarters.
Spurlock is currently shooting the film in the British capital. The film promises a behind-the-scenes look at the wildly popular British boy band and former X Factor U.K. runners-up.
Fans from around the world will be able to participate via the movie's Twitter handle @1DThisIsUs. It will also be able to be available across various Twitter accounts: @OneDirection, @SonyPictures and @MorganSpurlock.
The interview is scheduled for April 3 at 10 a.m in the U.K.( 2 a.m. L.A. time). Spurlock (Super Size Me) is directing the picture which Sony Pictures Releasing will roll out worldwide beginning Aug 30. TriStar Pictures will release the film in the U.S. on the same date.
One Direction was formed by Simon Cowell on The X Factor in 2010. In March 2012, the band's debut album, Up All Night, made U.S. history, as it was the first time a U.K. group's debut album entered the U.S. Billboard 200 chart at No. 1. The band has sold over 29 million records worldwide.
In November 2012, One Direction released their sophomore album, Take Me Home, which includes the No. 1 single, "Live While We¹re Young". They are currently on a sold-out world tour.
Not even a million dollars could convince Lady Gaga to perform during last summer's Republican National Convention.
The snub by the pop star is included in a lawsuit filed by a powerful Republican nonprofit fundraising organization, American Action Network, against a vendor whose job was to stage entertainment just outside the doors to the GOP's convention in August.
Documents filed with the lawsuit show that other entertainers also said "no thanks" to appearing at the GOP convention including Dolly Parton and the rapper Pitbull, who Republicans hoped to feature at an event for the Hispanic Leadership Network.
Many entertainers, including Journey and Lynyrd Skynyrd, agreed to perform at the convention, but Lady Gaga's offer was the most lucrative, according to an email sent last summer by AAN's director of development, Pete Meachum.
"See what it would take to get Gaga instead of Dolly," Meachum requests of Rob Jennings, who heads Cater America LLC, an event production company based in Wyoming.
Jennings, whose company is being sued by AAN, was instructed by Meachum to try to make the offer to Lady Gaga more tempting by telling her it would be an event "honoring women who run for public office."
Meachum, who is a former aide to House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and is now chief of staff for Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., wanted Lady Gaga to perform on Monday, Aug. 27, the evening of the convention's first official day.
"Also, tell them that $150,000 will go towards a domestic violence shelter," Meachum further instructed Jennings in an effort to make the offer harder for Lady Gaga to refuse.
American Action Network is a 501c(4) organization headed by former Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., and raises money to support GOP candidates for House seats. The organization is suing Cater America in an effort to recover $350,000 that AAN officials say they lost in part when a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert arranged by Cater America was canceled. The concert could not take place because Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency as Hurricane Isaac churned toward Tampa.
In the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, AAN says most of the money it seeks represents a loan that Jennings has failed to repay.
Cater America plans to countersue, saying AAN reneged on a deal to pay $500,000 for the rock band Journey, which performed a 90-minute set on Aug. 30, the final night of the convention, and for other expenses incurred by Cater America that it says AAN had promised to cover.
Cater America also contends AAN violated an agreement not to give away tickets. National Republican Congressional Committee Executive Director Guy Harrison was among the NRCC staff who attended a Kid Rock concert put on by Cater America on Aug. 29. American Action Network spokesman Dan Conston told The Washington Examiner that AAN "invited some close personal friends from nongovernmental organizations on a personal basis."
cr: washington examiner
Amy Poehler takes her two adorable little guys Archie, 4, and Abel, 2, to Coldwater Canyon Park on Sunday (March 31) in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The 41-year-old "Parks and Recreation" actress watched on as her sons played on scooters and on the playground equipment.
What would Lizzie McGuire say? Hilary Duff will be making another return to television this spring, this time as a love interest for TV's highest-paid actor, Ashton Kutcher.
According to TVLine, the first-time mom will play Stacey, a woman who catches Kutcher's character Walden's eye on the season finale of Two and a Half Men.
But Duff, 25, isn't the one who ultimately keeps Kutcher's interest on the show; instead, E! News confirms, Walden will end up falling for her grandmother, who will be played by Taxi and Celebrity Apprentice star Marilu Henner, 60.
Off-screen, however, Duff is having no problem turning heads after working hard to shed 30 pounds to get her bikini body back following the birth of her adorable 11-month-old son Luca.
"My one trainer helped me lose a shit ton of weight," she told Us in February. "I lost like 30 pounds. His name is Gabe Johns and he is amazing. He's a boxing trainer and he comes to my house. I live in the canyon, so we just run. He runs my ass up and down the hill."
More info on Hilary's appearance. So ready for her
Injured Louisville guard Kevin Ware arrived on campus Tuesday
Ware was discharged from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis
Ware suffered a compound fracture of his right leg during Sunday's game against Duke
Injured Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware arrived on campus Tuesday afternoon after being discharged from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
His first stop was the Yum! practice center on Floyd Street, where he was bringing back the Midwest Regional trophy coach Rick Pitino left in his hospital room.
Ware suffered a compound fracture of his right leg during Sunday's game against Duke.
He sent a text to The Courier-Journal earlier saying he was leaving the hospital and plans to be in Atlanta for the Final Four on Wednesday.
"I should be leaving around 1 to go back to school," Ware wrote. "Then make my way to Atlanta tomorrow."
Ware later posted a photo on Twitter of himself on crutches getting ready to leave.
"Back to my brothers I go," he posted.
His mates went to visit him
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Girls Aloud - Nero (Ten Tour Interlude)
Shortened Interlude + Full Performance:
Nadine remains infinitely better than the rest.
Here are some new high quality filming photos of Jennifer Lawrence on the set of ‘Untitled David O Russell/Abscam Project’ with Bradley Cooper in Boston on April 2, 2013. Her hairdo and outfit looks glamourous <3
Caldwell Tanner didn’t use HBO’s Join the Realm website to create these unique House Sigils. Instead, he came up with his own designs for what popular websites might hang from their proverbial castle walls if they lived in the world of Game of Thrones. And we decided to join in on the fun. Look at the House Sigils and mottos from Twitter, Wikipedia, and more.
Amanda Bynes bailed on a court hearing yesterday and was instead spotted in NYC sporting newly-dyed red locks. Or was she? The actress took to twitter to deny that the girl spotted by photographers was actually her:
My hair is blonde I’ve never been a redhead! Somebody keeps posing as me! Check my photos on twitter for up to date pictures!
— Amanda Bynes (@AmandaBynes) April 3, 2013
Fake or real microdermals same glasses! I don’t own those clothes and I’m blonde! Haha!
— Amanda Bynes (@AmandaBynes) April 3, 2013
Source, her twitter
The HBO star said her show about a fictional vice president has led some of VP Biden's staff to start saying, ‘That’s a “Veep” moment.’
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Matt Walsh and Anna Chlumsky portray a fictional vice president and her staff on HBO’s "Veep."
Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ HBO series about a hapless, frequently frustrated vice president has some fans in the real-life Veep’s office, the actress revealed. Vice President Biden contacted the “Veep” star with congratulations after she won an Emmy for her role as VP Selina Meyer, Louis-Dreyfus told Politico. She added that “he was very funny about it, which led me to believe that he may have seen a couple of episodes.” A team of political consultants work on the show’s accuracy — and Louis-Dreyfus said she has heard from Biden’s staff that they are often on the mark.
“I will say, I’ve actually heard from people who will remain anonymous who work in the office of the vice president that they’ve started to say, ‘That’s a “Veep” moment,’” she said. “That’s a huge compliment to the writing of the show.” She added that the office itself is ripe for comedy. “The role of vice president is perfect, because it is so close and yet so far,” Louis-Dreyfus told Politico. “There’s an inherent conflict; there’s an inherent problem ... Anybody who is vice president is politically ambitious, but they never had it as a goal to be vice president. No one aspires to the vice presidency, so it’s just a perfect area for comedy.”
The second season of “Veep” premieres April 14.
I know we tend to overuse words like flawless, queen, perfection but Julia is literally a flawlessly perfect queen. <3 Some Old Christine/Barb love to thank you for your time:
Chef Ramsey has dismissed the Red Team, telling them to “piss off”. The women discuss what happened in the kitchen. Jessica feels like the Red Team is out to get her but she will continue to prove herself even more.
Anthony says this is absolutely a new beginning after their dinner win and hope to turn it into a streak.
The new challenge is for each team to identify five proteins under the pallets. The Blue team is going first. It takes the Blue team 10:33 to figure it all out. The Red Team has to beat that time. Nedra and Jessica continually get one palette wrong as the time starts to tick away.
Nedra and Jessica finally get the duck right after having wasted so much time. The guys are rooting for the Red Team to waste as much time as possible. But The Red Team pulls out the win! Chef Ramsey says they are going to experience a day of fun at a Malibu mansion. Chef Ramsey says the guys got smoked and they are in for a day of grueling labor. They will have to make bread from scratch. The Red Team gloats as the Blue team gets ready to make the bread. Some of the guys tease Ray over his age, wondering if this is how he made bread in his old age.
Larry Hamilton and Gabrielle Reese surprise The Red Team on the beach! The two go water boarding with some members of the Red Team.
Jeremy passes out on the counter and a medic has to be called. He became overheated and dizzy, his head is starting to pound. Jeremy is scared that this might lead to another stroke. He wants to win, but doesn’t want to die. Team Red returns. Jeremy returns as well and explains he wasn’t eating enough. The guys joke that Jeremy need s a second opinion. Even the women think the diagnosis is funny. The Blue Team has to get up at 4 a.m. to bake the bread after prepping it. They go back to sleep again but Chef Ramsey wants to see both teams immediately.
Chef Ramsey says that chef’s are required to work long hours and says they will be feeding emergency personnel. Each team has 15 minutes to get up to speed on the breakfast menu. Ray is having trouble keeping his eggs in the pan while Cyndi is having trouble getting her eggs out of the pan. She has to start over. The men are almost ready with their first order. Anthony says that Jeremy is becoming dead weight. Chef Ramsey is also frustrated with Jeremy who seems to be drawing a blank. Chef Ramsey wants to know which disgusting pig was going to serve the sampled food. It was Jeremy. Chef Ramsey says Jeremy could’ve killed someone.
Jeremy leaves the kitchen and the Blue Team comes together to finish the breakfast meal. In The Red Team, Nedra is sleepwalking through the cooking. Nedra hates the morning time. Chef Ramsey tells Nedra to stop and demands to know why she is using soggy materials. Amanda has to start doing everything for Nedra. In the Blue Kitchen, Ray is scrambling to keep up the momentum with his eggs. Chef Ramsey is upset with the eggs and has to start all over again. On the Red Team, the women are almost done. Nedra steps in to get the Red Team back on track while they get behind because of pancakes as Ray gets compliments on his new eggs. The Blue Team wins!
Chef Ramsey tells the Red Team that he has never seen such a disorganized pancake station in his life. He says it was a disaster and to nominate two individuals for elimination. Many of the women blame Jacqueline for failing on the pancakes and Nedra. Nedra says she is not the weakest one and wants to put Mary up. Nedra loses it! Jacqueline and Mary are nominated for elimination. Chef Ramsey is surprised by the decision and Amanda says she disagrees and that she nominated Nedra. Amanda and Ja’nel disagree. Ja’nel would rather go to Nedra for help instead of Mary. Chef Ramsey sends mary and Jacqueline back in line.
Sorry for being late. Jeremy is going home, the in over their head comment sealed it. Also, Nedra needs to sit down. That shit with Mary was lame as hell. Nedra fucks up and then throws a temper tantrum when she gets called on it, she's getting into Gina territory with that shit. Nedra clearly can dish it out but can not take it
It is time we unite to bring Chicky justice by finding her impostor and removing her imitation glasses for all to see.
Don't let the smiles fool you -- the women of The Real Housewives of New Jersey are back and feistier than ever. With the season five premiere just a couple of months away, Jacqueline, Teresa, Caroline, Melissa, and Kathy put their differences aside to sit for a cast portrait.
Manzo - author of Let Me Tell You Something: Life as a Real Housewife, Tough-Love Mother, and Street-Smart Businesswoman -- assured things would be plenty messy.
"Listen, New Jersey delivers. Trust me, We always think, 'We can't top this here, Can't top that,' and then something happens and we all say, 'Can you believe that just happened?' And there's a lot of that going on this year. A lot of 'Can you believe that just happened' moments."
No doubt some of them involve her relationship with Giudice, with whom she had a blowout fight last season. "I would probably equate it to ice-skating on a lake where half of it, the sun is shining hard on the lake and the other half is solid ice. You don't know what you're skating on," she told Us of where they stand following their tentative reconciliation.
"I wouldn't call it thin ice. I would call it unpredictable. That's a good word. Unpredictable".
The drama makes for good television, but it doesn't make for a great life. "It's exhausting, but it's just a job. It's my job," she told Us. "That's it. Plain and simple, but this year definitely will have literally everyone from one minute to the next, things change that quickly. Highs and lows. It's like a wild ride. You don't know what the hell's going on from one minute to the next."
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The “Real Housewives of New York” have confirmed three cast members for the new season, which will begin taping within weeks, after holding out on the ladies all winter.
Ramona Singer, Carole Radziwill and Heather Thomson have signed on the dotted line and will be back for the new season.
They will also walk the blue carpet tonight at the Bravo Upfronts at Pillars 37 Studios in New York.
Shaking in their boots are Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Aviva Drescher and Sonja Morgan, who the network are still deciding on.
The women are currently in negotiations over money, but Bravo is unsure they want the three to return.
“They may want to round out the cast with fresh meat,” a source tells Confidenti@l.
The cast had been on edge, waiting for the announcements as time ticked away leading to the upfronts.
Bam! Multitasking TV star Nene Leakes, 45, pauses to give Us Weekly the lowdown with 25 things you don't know about her. Catch her on The New Normal finale or on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
1. My favorite housewife is Cynthia Bailey because she's a true sweetheart.
2. But Teresa Giudice of New Jersey is the most entertaining to me -- other than myself
3. When I was growing up, the one thing all my teachers agreed on was that I love to talk. Sometimes what comes up, comes out.
4. I hope to win an Emmy someday.
5. My Yorkie is named Playa.
6. I have a shy side.
7. My favorite childhood movie was Grease.
8. I like to drink water from a wineglass.
9. My celebrity crush is Simon Cowell.
10. I insist on doing my own eyebrows.
11. Christmas season is my favorite time of the year.
12. Whenever I fly, I pray right before takeoff.
13. I absolutely love wearing pajamas.
14. I am a "glam'ma" -- short and fabulous for grandma -- to my son Bryson's 9-month old daughter Bri'asia.
15. In high school, I was a basketball player and a cheerleader.
16. I believe in miracles.
17. I can sing.
18. I love seafood.
19. I attended Atlanta Morris Brown College.
20. One of my favorite thing to do is spend girl time with my closest friends.
21. But I can be a loner too.
22. I would love to play a character that's far away from "NeNe" as possible.
23. I have more than 100 pairs of shoes in my closet.
24. I love heels! I'm 5-foot-10, but I can reach 6-foot-2 in them.
25. My aunt always told me, "Never give up on your dreams." I never did!
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Anyone who came of age listening to a cassette tape of "Oops, I Did It Again" on their boom box (remember boom boxes?) wants the best for Britney Spears, who's been through a lot in her 31 years... most of it in the spotlight. Now, after mental health concerns, financial troubles, and romantic blowups, it looks like she's finally found someone to just stand still with for a hot second: David Lucado, a normal guy who exists outside of showbiz (which is totally good for her, IMHO).
The two were spotted for the first time on Valentine's Day, and Life & Style reports that Britney has already said "I love you" to David. An unnamed friend of Brit-Brit's confirms: "Everyone knows Britney falls in love very fast."
Remember how quickly high school couples said "I love you?". Now that we're grown-ups, there's a significant amount of adult meaning attached to those three words that came so easily to that kid in your AP Gov class who you made out at the movies with for a week. There are some basic ground rules. You're not supposed to say it on the first few dates. You're not supposed to say it while drunk. You're not supposed to say it during sex (although, personally, I disagree), and you're not supposed to say it if it's not true. (Unfortunately, 43 percent of women don't follow this one.) But that's about it. Everything else is fair game.
Britney and David have only been dating a month, but maybe it does happen just that quickly. Multiple studies have confirmed that the sensation of love (which, in this instance, is compared to being high on cocaine) can be achieved in under a fifth of a second, and three times as many men than women are likely to drop the L bomb first.
However, both of these conclusions can be debunked or dispelled with just a little bit of context. For instance, the stomach-butterfly contact high described in the first study sounds more like infatuation than actual romantic love. As for the reason that men are more likely to say "I love you" first? I'm willing to bet that women are simply more afraid to be the first to say it, so they wait.
lol who has done it, ONTD?