Rebel Wilson to host 2013 MTV Video Awards (hopefully sans size-snarking)
Date: December 31, 2012 | Posted By: HeatherOn December 21st, Rebel Wilson announced via Twitter that she would be hosting the forthcoming 2013 MTV Video Awards. I received this news with sheer excitement. Amid the usual toxic and exploitative trash passed off as TV programming, MTV gets a rare thumbs-up on its choice for this year’s host. The last female we saw Continue reading
Lea Michele and the ethics of cleavage
Date: | Posted By: HaileyLea Michele, famous Glee star and fashion icon due to her recent appearances in Marie Claire and Glamour, has a lot going for her. Her incredible voice and competitive acting skills have catapulted her to the forefront of the public eye. However, in the most recent issue of Marie Claire, Michele pointed to her breasts Continue reading
Jada Pinkett Smith empowers Willow to whip her hair… or not
Date: December 3, 2012 | Posted By: TessaEarlier this year, Jada Pinkett Smith came under fire for allowing her 12-year-old daughter Willow to cut and color her hair. In response to this criticism, Smith recently wrote an open letter on her Facebook page, defending her decision. She said: The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. First the LET must Continue reading
Taking the shame out of shapewear
Date: November 26, 2012 | Posted By: AudreyBump Watch (the obsessive and voyeuristic tracking of celebs’—or anyone’s, really—growing pregnant belly) is so last year. Today, it’s all about Spanx Watch, or rather, trying to catch the moment when celebs unwittingly flash their Spanx in public. That’s right. Who’s wearing “shapewear” is now big news. Just recently, new mom Kourtney Kardashian was caught Continue reading
Anne Hathaway in Les Mis: Emaciated is the new radiant!
Date: November 15, 2012 | Posted By: HaileyIt seems that losing weight the “healthy” way is slowly becoming a thing of the past. Anne Hathaway was selected to play Fantine in the film adaptation of Les Miserables, and in order to play the part, she lost 25 pounds over the course of a few weeks. Fantine, a “consumptive factory worker-turned-prostitute” dying Continue reading
Celebrities are people, too… or are they?
Date: October 11, 2012 | Posted By: TessaMore and more, celebrities are taking to social media to convince us that they are people, too. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and more have become the new platforms via which huge stars can undermine the paparazzi and post details of their “real” lives. Yes, those are quotes around the word “real.” This year’s Emmy Awards brought Continue reading
Not wearing makeup on TV is literally Headline News
Date: September 13, 2012 | Posted By: JenniferI have a pretty traditional work schedule, in that I’m not usually home during the day. This means that I’m not too familiar with talk shows. So, when I saw the headline “’The Talk’ hosts’ makeup-free premiere,” I wasn’t sure what or whom they were discussing. It turns out that “The Talk” is a daytime Continue reading
About Face doc: Want to hate yourself? Try modeling.
Date: August 2, 2012 | Posted By: Jennifer“I don’t think there’s any 15-year-old girl that will turn down the chance to be called beautiful. You don’t realize at that point that you’re also going to get called ugly,” says Paulina Porizkova, talking about being discovered as a model, about halfway through the new documentary film About Face (no relation to this blog Continue reading
Smart Girls at the Party is back, celebrating girls just as they are
Date: July 24, 2012 | Posted By: StaceyOh, how do I love Amy Poehler, let me count the ways. Her web series, Smart Girls at the Party, returns for its second season as empowering entertainment celebrating real girls. The best part? Amy Poehler’s intimate webcam video series, “Ask Amy” where the bare-faced breath of fresh air answers girls’ questions from her bed. There Continue reading
Media moguls seem to miss the point of the Golden Rule
Date: July 5, 2012 | Posted By: StaceyI remember so well my pre-school days of being taught that I should treat others the way I want to be treated. I’m not a Pollyanna about the fact that the pop culture media is not exactly prone to use this as one of their guiding principles, but sometimes they outdo themselves. E!’s show Fashion Continue reading