Last week, when actor Shia La Beouf made headlines for his outrageous public behavior at a New York theater, it was no surprise to those who have followed the career of the 28 year-old actor.
La Beouf is probably best known for his leading role in the first three “Transformer” films. He rose to prominence as the title character in the Disney Channel series, “Even Stevens”.
His meteoric rise in Hollywood notwithstanding, La Beouf‘s name has emblazoned the headlines fairly regularly over the last few years. It hasn’t been with rave reviews; the gossip rags have routinely fed on his fairly obvious public disdain for rules and laws.
I’d begin this post by asking, “Have we set a double standard when it comes to men hitting women versus women hitting men?”, but I think we all know the answer to that question is a big ol’ obvious “Yes,” and I believe the recent beatdown Solange Knowles delivered to her brother-in-law Jay Z is the latest spotlight example.
Although the family has released a statement regarding the situation, theories about the situation (i.e. why Solange went off on Jay Z that night) continue to abound.
We might never know the real story, and in my opinion, that’s not relevant.
What is relevant is that Solange pushed, slapped, punched, kicked, and maybe even scratched (who knows?) her brother-in-law, and people are more interested in why it happened than why she’s gotten away with it.
One person who did point out the double-standard, though, is Drita D’Avanzo.
Oh, Amy Poehler, how I love thee.
I won’t count the ways, but I will share this example: a video from Poehler’s YouTube channel, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls.
The video is titled “Bodies: Ask Amy” and it begins with Amy reading a letter from one of her fans:
What advice would you give to a young woman with body issues? I’ve never been happy with my body and I feel like it’s preventing me from loving myself.
Some of you will remember, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died from a heroin overdose in February 2014.
I wrote about his death, expressing my sorrow (especially because he’d been doing so well, or seemed to be, last year), and it sparked an interesting conversation about how we react to celebrity drug overdoses compared to how we react to “Regular Joe” overdoses.
(By “we,” I mean the public — not the media.)
The new Jimi Hendrix biopic, Jimi: All Is By My Side, premiered at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2014, apparently to rave reviews.
Actually, its star — Andre 3000 of Outkast, who reportedly practiced the guitar six hours a day to prep for the film — is receiving most of the glory.
Look, we all know some people become celebrities by accident (no offense), and others have no business being celebrities (in the, you know, “look at you, being all full of talent and class”-sense).
However, some celebrities do have their footing in the soils of success (or, at least, a grasp on what it truly means), and maybe one or two of these quotes could strike a chord with you.
You might be one of the few people who doesn’t bounce back and forth between Twitter and some other important daily event like work or taking care of your child, and if you are, good for you.
The rest of us need a little break every now and then, and most times we want those breaks to be hilarious.
For us, I’ve compiled a list of the absolute the Top 10 Funniest Celebrity Twitter Accounts!
Basic Instinct put her on the map, and 20+ years later her attitude toward confidence, aging gracefully, and society’s standards of beauty have kept her there.
So, how much do we love Lauren Conrad right now?
I know, I know, I never thought I’d hear myself say that either (not that I have anything against Conrad; I’ve just never had anything for her, either), but her response during a Sway in the Morning interview with former MTV VJ Sway Calloway has taken the Internet by storm — in a damn good way.
(Just so you know, the interview was from October 2012; that it’s resurfaced and gained so much attention now shows you just how awesome was her answer.)
During the interview, former Laguna Beach star Lauren Conrad pulled three questions from a hat. She answered the first two fairly quickly, but when the third piece of paper asked her the age-old “What’s your favorite position?”, the Paper Crown designer and best-selling author clearly was taken aback — for just a hot minute, before answering, “CEO.”
Ladies, Lauren Conrad has shown us whether it’s mother, wife, teacher, counselor, or CEO, your favorite position doesn’t have to be — or outright isn’t — what brings you the most joy and satisfaction in bed.
It’s what brings you the most joy and satisfaction in life.
You can see the full clip over at Us Weekly, but if you want to skip to the good stuff it starts around 6:15.
Whether you’re a fan or not, what’d you think of Conrad’s response?
Is it just me, or has America (and possibly the globe) gone wild for Jennifer Lawrence lately?
I mean, don’t get me wrong: I like her. A lot, even. She’s a great actress and seems to be a pretty down-to-earth person.
We really, really love us some Jennifer Lawrence.