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No one forgets the face of actor Ron Perlman once they’ve seen it. It’s a big, long one, with a jutting jaw and two rows of very large teeth.
Yet, for years, no one knew what he really looked like. For his breakthrough TV role as Vincent on “Beauty and the Beast,” it was impossible to recognize him under a long mane and all of that disfiguring makeup.
There was considerably more makeup, all of it bright red, along with a couple of sawed-off horns on top of his head when he landed his biggest film role, starring in “Hellboy.”
His real face is on display in his current hit TV show, “Sons of Anarchy,” on which he stars as bike gang president Clay Morrow. But it was back to the makeup room for the scars and tattoos, along with the accompanying earring and dark glasses for Hannibal Chau, the amoral war profiteer he plays in the science-fiction action film “Pacific Rim,” which opens next Friday.
It’s hard to picture Perlman in his early acting days, up on the stage, doing Shakespeare and Chekhov, even singing and dancing in a production of “Pal Joey.”
He made his jump into film, under a lot of makeup, with “Quest for Fire,” and has rarely slowed down since.
With Hannibal Chau, he’s made his fifth film for Mexican director Guillermo del Toro. The movie tells of a near-future in which our planet is under siege by huge Godzilla-like creatures that are fought off by human-controlled giant robots. His extremely flashy and no doubt dangerous character makes his living on the black market.
“Hannibal Chau is a for-profit-only guy,” said Perlman, speaking slowly with that deep, mellifluous voice. “He has absolutely no idealistic allegiances, he has no political affiliations, he has no moral compass whatsoever. He is a slave to his unending infinite appetites. He’s a natty dresser, knows how to accessorize, and he wears 24-carat gold shoes.
“When Guillermo made the choice to use me to play the part, he added a layer of kind of P.T. Barnum onto the guy. This is a guy who probably grew up Howie Schwartz, in Bensonhurst (laughs), then went on to study at the feet of Adnan Khashoggi, and learned the ways of profiting off other people’s misfortune.”
Perlman, 63, had no thoughts of acting when he was growing up in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood.
“I was on the swimming team in high school,” he recalled.
“The whistle blew, the coach said, ‘Perlman, get out of the pool.’
I said, ‘What did I do?’
He said, ‘You’re going with this guy.’
I said, ‘Who’s this guy?’
He said, ‘He’s the drama teacher. He’s putting on a play, and 35 girls auditioned, but no boys.’
Then he said, ‘Maybe you can do the drama department a little bit more good than you’re doing the swimming team.’
“So I did it. It was ‘Thieves’ Carnival,’ a French farce by Jean Anouilh. It’s a very stylized way of working when you’re doing your very first play. So I was kind of thrown into the fire, and I loved it, immediately.”
He studied acting at college, worked steadily on the stage, crossed into small parts in TV and film, then met Guillermo del Toro.
“It was at a point in my career where I didn’t think anybody knew I was alive,” said Perlman. “Guillermo wrote me a beautiful letter that chronicled almost everything I’d ever done, and told me that he was about to make his debut into cinema, and that it would be wonderful if I would consider [working with him].
“It was accompanied by the script ‘Cronos.’ I began reading it and it was a genre movie but it was almost as if William Faulkner or Ernest Hemingway had written it. It was this elegant, sophisticated, very human, very vulnerable movie about people who happened to get into circumstantial things where eternal life came into the conversation.
“I immediately said yes. He came to Los Angeles and we had dinner together, and I didn’t know how great that yes was until I’d met him and I realized, ‘This is a very special dude,’ and in 15 minutes it felt like we were friends for 15 years.”
Although Perlman played the lead in del Toro’s two “Hellboy” movies, he feels that Hannibal Chau was more of a stretch for him.
“I needed to actually understand Hannibal,” he said. “He was a guy whose psyche was not in line with my own, so he was a bit of a reach. But he was the guy who we could build from the outside in.
“When I saw the accoutrement – all of the things that Guillermo adorned him with – I began to build a value system about what it is he admires, what it is he would live or die for. Those are important questions to answer when you try to create a psyche.”
With that role done, and now being ensconced in shooting season six of “Sons of Anarchy,” which he promises, with a big smile, will make audience members “very uncomfortable,” Perlman finds himself in a good place.
“I love, love, love working as an actor,” he said. “I love being on movie sets and I love the people I work with. I’m happiest if I’m spending time with my family – my wife and my two great kids. And when I want to recreate, the only thing that floats my boat is I play some golf, get some sunshine, hangout with the boys, drink some beer.”
post dedicated to the flawless superdogbiter tbh
How about a Minnie-cure?
OPI recently announces the launch of its Couture de Minnie Nail Polish Collection. This has to be the best blend of girly fabulousness and nail design innovation we've seen in nails for a while. Leave it to Minnie!
Following the success of the Vintage Minnie Mouse Nail Collection last summer, OPI and Mickey's better half have teamed up again to create a set of four limited edition nail lacquers and one new Liquid SandTM shade. Created in honor of this beloved Disney character, the Couture de Minnie line explores the fashion-forward side of Minnie Mouse, mixing pink, fuschia and red shades with textural elements. In addition to three crème lacquers, the Couture de Minnie line features a red and white polka dot glitter shade and the strawberry-hued Liquid Sand nail lacquer in Magazine Cover Mouse to give nails a sparkly, matte finish.
Last summer, OPI created a 'Vintage Minnie Mouse' line. Women around the world fell in love with the fun and playful shades evocative of Minnie's traditional look," explained Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. "This year, OPI is exploring a different side of Minnie Mouse. The Couture de Minnie collection draws inspiration from Minnie's iconic style and incorporates trends most recently seen on the runways, from standout shades to fun textural elements." The Couture de Minnie collection includes:
Chic from Ears to Tail - This pop of bubblegum pink is totally fabulous!
A Definite Moust-Have - This fantastic fuchsia is at the top of my shopping list.
Minnie Style - This white and red glitter is the height of fashion.
Innie Minnie Mightie Bow - Catch this crimson by the toe!
Magazine Cover Mouse - The headline-making strawberry has sparkling texture.
The Couture de Minnie nail lacquers also feature OPI's exclusive ProWideTM Brush for the ultimate in application. Remember Liquid Sand lacquers should always be worn without top coat. This limited edition promotion will be available beginning June 2013 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard's, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.
Speaking of OPI, remember that Sephora has them for $4.50 until supplies last, I got a spare bottle of Metro Chic today. RIP.
A Golden Corral employee, Brandon Huber, posted a video on YouTube last week showing raw food left next to dumpsters in the back of a Golden Corral in Port Orange, Fla.
Huber posted a second video Sunday alleging that the food shown in his first video was wheeled back into the restaurant then served to customers.
Golden Corral’s YouTube account commented on Huber’s first video today, saying none of the items were served to customers and all were disposed of within an hour of being outside.
According to the Golden Corral statement, Huber was involved with the disposal of the food and Huber’s father was attempting to sell the footage of the food for $5,000.
A YouTube user who appears to be involved with the videos and Golden Corral also began fighting with Golden Corral’s YouTube account over its official response.
Users quickly flooded Golden Corral’s Facebook, furious over the footage in the video.
The Golden Corral section of Reddit also began collecting anti-Golden Corral content, including this photo album allegedly of a separate, but equally unsanitary Golden Corral back room.
The Reddit user behind the photo album refused to share the specific Golden Corral location the photos were taken at.
But the user asserted that they are an example of everyday conditions at the Golden Corral he worked at.
File this under 'Awesome': Mariah Carey is a huge "Game of Thrones" fan.
Nick Cannon and March of Dimes hosted a “Daddy’s Day Out” on Thursday for new fathers who have had children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and the "Americas Got Talent" judge talked with omg! about what a typical family night is like in the Cannon/Carey household.
"My favorite thing to do is lay in bed with my son, daughter, wife, and a bowl of popcorn and watch whatever," Cannon told omg!. "Seriously, [Mariah and I] have memorized every Shrek from 1 to 4. We will watch 'Shrek the Halls' in summer. 'The Lion King' is on all the time. You know we will see 'Monsters University.' But when the kids fall asleep, my wife will watch our shows. We love 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Scandal,' and 'Homeland.'"
We told Cannon that the fact "Game of Thrones" is not on that list is a problem. duh
"Oh, my wife is into 'Game of Thrones'! I'm not into it yet," Cannon laughed. "She loves it. She'll stay up late watching it. I tried watching it a couple times when she watches it. She's into 'The Tudors,' 'Game of Thrones' - it's all the same show to me. I'm like, 'Is Henry VIII in this one?' I know I have to get into it, because she loves it."
What are your favorite TV shows of the moment, ONTD? I'm surprised Mimi loves GOT, heres wishing her all the best and a speedy recovery from her shoulder dislocation.
JAKE Bugg is refusing to back down after his war of words with One Direction.
Relaxing backstage at the recent Stone Roses gig at Glasgow Green, the singer calmly weighed in on Britain’s most popular boy band by claiming they are only famous because of their looks.
His comment follows the 19-year-old singer-songwriter’s clash with 1D and their fans in February, when he branded the group “terrible” in an interview.
At the time, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan retaliated on Twitter, with Louis writing: “Do you think slagging off boy bands makes you more indie?”
Speaking exclusively to 7 Nights, Bugg refused to back down and claimed that, instead of trying to make good music, One Direction and others exploit teenage girls to become millionaires.
The Lightning Bolt star told me: “Their popularity is just because young teenage girls are becoming women.
“When good looking lads sing, it attracts female attention, it seems."
Bugg is quick to add that he also gets female attention, but largely because he is a talented songwriter.(lol)
“I get female attention, but not on the scale they do,” he says.
“I wouldn’t want to.
“There are always going to be boy bands around.
“In a few years there’ll be a new one and then another one after that.
“People love the controversy of social media but what I said was nothing personal against One Direction.
“I could have gone for any of those bands like Union J or whatever their names are. I write songs and they don’t.
“I don’t hold anything against them as individuals or as people because I’ve never met them.
“I’m sure they’re probably nice guys. I’m just not necessarily a fan of what they do. I have an opinion and, if you don’t like it, don’t listen to what I say.
“I write my songs and I go do my gigs.
"They can sing as many meaningless tunes as they want and probably make quite a bit of money from it. But that’s not the way I go about things."
While One Direction have an army of teen girl fans, Bugg counts The Stone Roses, Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller among his fans – a fact he puts down to having impressed their kids.
“It’s great to have that support from anyone,” he says. “Those guys have been an influence on what I do and that’s an incentive to carry on.
“Apparently Weller’s son is a fan and that’s how he got to hear me.
“I believe Noel’s daughter is a fan.
“It seems the young ’uns are into what I’m doing, which is nice, because a lot of them are even younger than me.”
But while Noel is a fan, Bugg is less than impressed with his brother Liam’s decision to perform on TV talent show The Voice with his band Beady Eye.
He says he’ll never follow in the former Oasis singer’s footsteps and has also ruled out guest spots on Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor.
“It’s not for me, man,” Bugg says.
“As long as I can pay the bills and keep the house warm, I’ll feel I’m successful at what I do. You never know what the future is going to hold but at this point I don’t feel it’s necessary to do that.
“Those shows would be brilliant if it was about music rather than popularity. A few of those judges see who is most appealing to the public rather than someone who is more talented or more musical. If those shows focused on the talent and what musicians can do, it would be cool.
“The bottom line is these judges aren’t really in the position to say who is talented.”
Bugg is busy working the festival circuit, including a recent stint on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds and the upcoming T in the Park.
even more pretentious bleating at the source
Big Brother finally addressed some of its houseguests' derogatory statements in a recent episode, but host Julie Chen used CBS morning show The Talk to offer her take on the ongoing controversy.
"When I first heard found out that Aaryn [Gries], who is a 22-year-old girl, made anti-gay, anti-black and anti-Asian comments, I have to be honest, the Asian ones hit me the most. I heard about her describing Asians as 'squinty-eyed' and 'go make a bowl of rice,'" Chen said on Monday's episode, referencing comments Gries made about Helen Kim, an Asian-American contestant.
"It stung. I took it personally; I'm a human being," Chen continued. "The really sad part was it took me back to the '70s when I was growing up in Queens and when I was 7 years old being bullied being called a chink and people pulling their eyes. But it took me back so many years and I thought to myself: Wow I haven't heard comments like that. The year is 2013 … and then I felt ignorant. Wow, there are people who still live in this country who feel that way and act that way. Yes, there is. Yes, there is. And afterward, it just made me sad because she's 22 and she's college-educated."
The Talk co-host Sara Gilbert commented on CBS' decision to air Gries' comments in the July 7 episode. "I feel like it's good for people to see it and let these people deal with these consequences when they get out of the house," she said.
Gries is one of three houseguests under fire for insensitive comments made in the house during the 90-day competition. The Texas resident has since been dropped by her modeling agency and lost a gig with Bella Petite magazine.
I cannot handle this season. I hope Elissa stays and Aaryn is as shocked as when David left.
When it comes to swimwear choices,a revealing strappy bikini might not be top of the list for the majority of 51-year-olds.
But Heather Locklear appears more confident than ever despite her age, and showed off her flawless figure in a white two-piece as she enjoyed a holiday with friends in Hawaii over the weekend.
The former Melrose Place star opted for a white bikini top which wrapped around her torso, paired with matching bottoms.
Maintaining some modesty, Heather teamed the white bikini with a crocheted miniskirt as she strolled along the beach.
Ever stylish, Heather finished off her look with a straw hat, sunglasses and stacked bracelets, with a matching blue-stoned ring and necklace.
The actress is enjoying some adult time as her daughter Ava, 15, is on holiday with her father Richie Sambora in Europe.
Heather, who is currently starring in new series Franklin & Bash, spoke recently about how she maintains her slimline figure, crediting weights for helping her stay in shape.
However, it was recently claimed that Heather followed a 'no carbs, no sugar' diet in a bid to get in the best shape possible for her role in the drama-comedy TV series.
A source told the National Enquirer that Ava pleaded with her mother to return to a normal diet when she took her weight loss too far.
The source said: 'Heather has never been overweight and never had to watch what she eats, but like all actresses - especially the older ones- she’s insecure.
'Heather wanted to make sure her return to TV was memorable, so she cut out all carbs and sugar and the pounds just dropped off. But she’s gone too far, and even (her daughter) Ava, begged her to stop losing weight.
'Heather admitted she got carried away and blamed it on the pressure to stay thin in Hollywood.'
Those semen facials are paying off!
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Taylor Swift performed at Heinz Field Saturday for about 57,000 fans with very little trouble. However, there was one big concern: 28-year-old Joseph Jackson of Clarksburg.
Police say Jackson threatened Swift on Facebook, he said "Taylor Swift must perish and die" then he brought posters to her concert reading “I luv you” and “Taylor Swift is with Satan.” After seeing the posters and the alleged Facebook threats, police moved in and grabbed Jackson in his seat.
“Certain actions you take on the internet are illegal by definition,” said attorney David Shrager. “Certain statements can be used against you in a courtroom.” Shrager does not have this case, but has several like it. He says social media can be dangerous legal territory. “I have cases, I go into court, the prosecution has evidence of my client making statements on the internet or taking pictures of himself with firearms and putting them on Facebook pages or their Twitter accounts and that makes it very difficult for me,” he said.
In this particular case, police say Joseph Jackson became particularly agitated when asked about the Facebook threats toward Taylor Swift. According to police records, Jackson told arresting officers “Taylor Swift is Satan and that 6,000 years is six days and death comes on the sixth day, so Taylor Swift is in danger.”
Detectives confiscated the posters Jackson had with him and found he had no weapons on him. They then handcuffed him and took him to jail, where he will face a mental evaluation.
Sources confirm Swift security officials are very pro-active regarding any sort of threat against the artist and that they passed that information to police who made the arrest. Meantime, attorneys working these cases offer simple advice.
“My advice is don’t say anything on the internet you wouldn’t say in front of a police officer, a judge, a prosecutor or your mother,” Shrager said.
If you’ve had a chance to listen to Jay-Z‘s polarizing Magna Carta Holy Grail yet, you have probably noticed the distinct vocals of his superstar wife on a number of tracks. Beyonce is the featured artist on “Part II (On The Run)” but can also clearly be heard on album highlights “Tom Ford” and “BBC”. Only she’s credited as...
Come Again? Well, Third Ward is a part of Houston, while Bey rapped about keeping it ‘trill’ (ie. real) on the chopped-and-screwed buzz single “I Been On”. Is this a new alter-ego à la Sasha Fierce or is Mrs. Carter just playing around with us? I’m not sure but I’m ready for Third Ward Trill to drop a mixtape.
Don't take this too seriously, ya'll. She's obviously just having fun. Be happy she wasn't trying for writing credits. : p
Victoria Justice’s “Gold” music video is set to premiere on July 12, 2013! Here’s a note from Victoria about the upcoming video premiere:
So excited 2 tell u guys that the Gold video will premiere on @VEVO next Fri, 7/12! #VJGoldVideo
We can’t wait! Victoria also shared the photo above, which we assume is from the music video shoot. We LOVE her style!
Have you heard what Victoria had to say about her “last hurrah for Victorious“?
best birthday gift, only queen Vic <3
In awe of her beauty right now.
Sevyn Streeter has been burning up the dance floor with “I Like It,” and now she slows it down with her second single “It Won’t Stop,” produced by Diplo and Picard Brothers. The singer-songwriter, who has written for Chris Brown (“Fine China”) and Alicia Keys (“New Day”), channels her idolAaliyah as she effortlessly coos over the breezy ballad.
“I would best describe Sevyn as a rarity and the experience of working with her as a gift,” said Free School’s Jean-Baptiste, who co-wrote the song. “She’s a talent beyond words and I can’t wait for the world to discover that. ‘It Won’t Stop’ is a testament to her artistry as an amazing songwriter and a great artist. I think we wrote that song in less than 30 mins. That session was pure magic.”
Sevyn’s debut is due later this year on Chris Brown’s CBE/Atlantic Records. Catch her co-hosting “106 & Park” with Bow Wow tonight.
Icon status is an elusive, wild beast.
See, no matter how many times you don a black bodysuit and the bedazzled gloves you lovingly hand-stitched to reenact the by now ubiquitous wedding dance floor song "Single Ladies"—pause for a minute to appreciate how many 11-year-old girls have done that in the last four years—you'll never be as good as Beyoncé.
And that's what's to love about the great Queen Bey. She's a machine. She's untouchable. And she makes us feel fierce, by proximity.
Beyoncé's Midas touch is something she's well aware of, and she's advanced it strategically, indulging and delighting her vehemently devoted fans while embracing what spectacle—a staple of her performances—affords her: "the license to live vicariously, to visualize, to fantasize. To be bigger than yourself, bigger than life."
Over the course of her career, she's sculpted, coiffed, and polished her image to build a persona so globally recognizable, so singularly powerful, that it's departed from being anything remotely attainable to become something revered and ethereal. And perfect—which is what she says she strives for.
Even on Instagram, so named for its spontaneity, Beyoncé presents a clean, curated image that evenly projects each facet of her persona: In one photo, she bares her enviable midriff, further solidifying the organic sex appeal that gave life to the Oxford-approved term bootylicious; in another, she posts handwritten thank-you notes to her fans for their support in her philanthropic efforts. And lest you start to feel too distanced from her, there are reminders that she can be ghetto fab like the rest of us: a late night snack of Aiki noodles with Tabasco sauce, photographed on what looks like a fold-out card table. (And its intended effect is achieved: If you actually doubt that @Beyoncé could/would eat a cup of noodles, you ain't as real of a fan as you think. #teamhood #teamdirtysouth #teamquickmeals wrote one fan.)
It's that appearance of flawlessness that's kept her fans—who give new meaning to the term "fanatical" by readily adopting their status as worker bees—patiently anticipating an album that was expected in April. They wait because they know it's worth it. They wait because she is their Queen Bey. While she drafts new hooks and melodies, they'll hold their arms in the air, practicing: palm, knuckles, palm, knuckles.
The fifth album of her solo career has been in the works since summer of 2012, when she was in collab conversations with the likes of The-Dream, Timbaland, and Sia. Bits of the songs have been released via Pepsi commercials (Beyoncé's been tight with the soda brand since endorsing them in 2002) and clothing line H&M promos, but Beyoncé won't put her stamp on the album until she likes it, and that's not until it's dip-it, pop-it, shake-it, drop-it perfect. When you've sold 75 million records worldwide and won 17 Grammys, what choice is there?
Perfectionism, though, is a high-stakes game. "There's something really stressful about having to keep up with that," Beyoncé told her fans in her recent autobiographical film Life Is But a Dream, which, in true Beyoncé do-it-all fashion, she directed and executive produced. "You can't express yourself, you can't grow."
Surprisingly, the remark comes off as rather genuine; sure, it's a plea for people to empathize with one half of a billionaire couple, but it's a legitimate grievance. To keep the critics at bay and tabloids starved for dirt, Beyoncé has to behave every day in top form. There can be no flying off the rails, no emotional breakdowns. She can't afford a wardrobe malfunction, or a public gaffe spoken into a mic accidentally left on. What Life Is But a Dream intends to prove is that Beyoncé is human—and it does, to an extent. As Billboard said of the film: "The well-oiled, media-trained, hit-making machine has a heart. And it's huge."
That Beyoncé has a kind heart is no surprise if you're familiar with her philanthropic track record—she gave a quarter million dollars to Hurricane Katrina relief; helped raise $1 million to aid Haiti after the 2010 earthquake; and recently signed on to Gucci's widely successful Chime for Change campaign to promote equal rights for females. But there's something exceptionally satisfying about the reminder that Beyoncé has the same fundamental DNA as the rest of us.
(Well. In theory, at least. Few of us, doused in glitter head to toe and contorted into impossible positions would look so delicious as Bey does in the photos featured herein.)
From here, we leave the story of the Queen Bey to a tried and true method: asking the questions and letting Bey tell us what we need to know. Bow down.
Flaunt: A picnic planner is hoping to get lucky with his/her picnic companion. What's in the picnic basket?
Beyoncé: A cozy blanket, red wine, fruit, '90s R&B playing on my iPod. I don't think you need much else.
Gay men are drawn to you and empowered by you, as they have been to "gay icons" Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Cher, and Madonna. What is it about you, and those women, that gay men love?
I'm flattered if I'm in the company of those great women. I think they love that we are bold, unafraid to love, and flaunt our sexuality and strength.
What's up with gluten anyway?
I'm okay with gluten. Sunday pizza is a must for me!
Tyra Sanchez based his drag persona for "RuPaul's Drag Race" on you. What does it mean that someone who impersonates your "girl-power" persona is a man with a successful career as a female impersonator? Is there conflict there?
No conflict. I love it and Miss Tyra is fabulous!
What famous piece of architecture might you most like to do some necking in?
The Louvre, or under the Arc de Triomphe. Paris is a beautiful, sexy city.
Millennials make up a huge part of your fan base. Thousands of them have responded to your Instagram hashtag #beygood to promote goodwill. How do you feel about the media's take on youth as the "me me me" generation, or a generation of "slack-tivists" [people who are activists online but not in the real world]?
At my concerts I see the opposite. They are engaged in making a difference. We have collected tons of donations that will go towards creating jobs and helping people get jobs. That's something I want to celebrate. For Chime for Change we raised awareness and over $4 million in one day for equal rights for girls everywhere. So many people at that concert were young. They are more socially responsible than they get credit for.
Some were critical at your participating in a Pepsi campaign after you moved your body for childhood obesity. Where is the balance between your career objectives and your philanthropy?
Pepsi is a brand I've grown up seeing my heroes collaborate with. The company respects musicians and artistry. I wouldn't encourage any person, especially a child, to live life without balance.
When you work out, take care of your body, rehearse as hard as I rehearsed in the commercial, I think it's great to have a Pepsi or Diet Pepsi when you want one. It's all about choices.
What is your favorite kind of stain?
One piece of clothing you own that you absolutely couldn't live without?
A white T-shirt.
You have always carefully sculpted your image and controlled public access to your off-stage life. Is there anything to envy about stars who don't care about safeguarding their private lives?
I have chosen to keep certain aspects of my life private. But I also love sharing what makes me happy, especially through photography.
Is there a sex scandal in history that you find not so scandalous, and instead just kinda awesome?
Antony and Cleopatra. The legend of that love affair affected history and lives to this day.
A number of magazines list the top X number of ways to please your lover. Anything missing on these lists typically?
If you have to read those lists, you're already in trouble.
What's boring to you?
Lack of creativity.
#9 Taylor Swift-The Female Peter Pan
We've heard it all before, "she's whiny", "she's a serial dater", "Is she still in high school?". And you know what? We agree. Duh. How could you not find her annoying? She basically sings one song in 50 variations. But none of that matters. She's beautiful, and has amassed a cult like following of girls who's predecessors were fawning over Meg Ryan in every one of her disgustingly romantic chick flicks.
#7 Miley Cyrus-So Confused
We're not really sure what to make of this one. She seemed to have it all and then decided that she was gonna be different. Walk to the beat of her own drum, as young stars tend to do. Ironically, in an effort to be something unexpected and non conformist, she became yet another pop star cliche, the psycho meltdown star. Sorry, smiley, Britney did it better.
#6 Lindsay Lohan-Obviously
This gem needs no explanation. She's her own worst enemy and there aren't enough hours in the day to tell you why she's hated, and even fewer to explain to you why that's perfectly ok. Hate on.
#2 Kristen Stewart-Ugh
Does anyone else think that she looks like a long lost "Hangover" character? Dear god that girl looks haggard sometimes. Considering how beautiful she actually is, you just KNOW there is something going on with her. But that's not why you hate her, is it? No. You hate her because even through all her craziness and apparent drug usage, adultery etc. She still gets the guy.
#1 Justin Beiber-Yeah, I don't see It. . .
If you're truly honest with yourself, you know that his music isn't any worse than that of any other major pop star. In fact, it's painfully generic. The biggest qualm we see with his historically large fan base is that, well, he's not hot. Taylor Swift? Hot. One Direction? Hot. Kim Kardashian? Hot. Justin Beiber? Hobbit. We've all noticed the same thing, his head is too big for his tiny body. I'm not sure what could be more of a turn off. Sorry Beibs.
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Rita Ora unveiled the first image of her rocking a black and white polyester blouse designed by The Queen of Pop™. Rita looks gorgeous wearing her signature red lipstick and blond tresses.
Pille’s redesigns of the characters from ‘Rugrats’, ‘The Magic Schoolbus’, ‘Hey Arnold!’ and ‘Pepper Ann’ manage to accurately reflect the personalities of the characters; one can easily imagine ‘Chuckie’ from ‘Rugrats’ as being a huge ‘Star Trek’ fan.
Pille also provides brief humorous synopses of what the characters are up to today.
For example, for ‘Helga’ from ‘Hey Arnold!, Pille said, “"English Major, recently hired as a Social Media Manager after one year living at home and another year spent in a thankless, penniless internship”.Meanwhile,‘Angelica Pickles’ from ‘Rugrats’, went on to “Internet fame for her terrible song called 'Weekend,' and its even more terrible music video (produced by Ark Music Factory and paid for by her parents), and just when everyone thought her 15 minutes were up, she leveraged her awesomely bad song’s popularity into a reality show on Bravo called 'Fallen Angelica.' She may not be a good singer, but she’s shrewd, ambitious and makes for incredibly quotable television”.
Visit Pille’s blog, Celeste Doodles, for more of her works.
Rapping isn't easy, and when it's not done well it's just downright cringeworthy.
There are plenty of terrible example that come to mind, but GQ writer Rob Tannenbaum has assembled his own list of "The 25 Worst Rappers of All Time." Taking the top (dis)honor is none other than the Insane Clown Posse.
The list also predictably includes former MTV "The Hills" star Spencer Pratt, Tom Hanks' son Chet Haze, Vanilla Ice, Kevin Federline and Madonna. But Tannenbaum's inclusion of the Too $hort and Eazy-E has sparked some ire.
"Not only does this exercise in abject trolling misunderstand how hip-hop works -- wow, Ice Cube wrote Eazy's raps for him/ Next you'll be telling me Dr. Dre doesn't write every rhyme either! -- but it lazily beats up on artists who don't even get much respect in the first place," complained Complex writer David Drake, who deemed GQ's list a "disaster."
Whether you agree with the list or not, Tannenbaum seems prepared for all the flack that's inevitably going to come his way, as he tweeted:
Click over to GQ to find out who else made the list of The 25 Worst Rappers of All Time.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article indicated that Eazy-E and Too $hort were in Insane Clown Posse. This is, of course, not true, and the text above has been refined to reflect as such.
Bethenny Frankel is getting her own talk show this September and tells Wendy who her dream guests are. Find out how Bethenny is doing in the face of her divorce and what advice Ellen DeGeneres gave her.