Does Taylor Swift get a bad rap? Would the media be less harsh if no one knew who her ex’s were? (In case you live under a rock, Taylor’s ex-boyfriends include Taylor Lautner, Joe Jonas, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer, Conor Kennedy, and Harry Styles.) It never seemed to hurt Jack Nicholson, John Mayer or Warren Beatty. Would we be less annoyed she didn’t write about these ex’s and the failed relationships? Adele writes about her bitter breakups and everybody loves her. It’s fair to say if you date and then break up with a singer/songwriter (and a famous one), they’ll write about you. Jake Gyllenhaal has no excuse. He knew going in if it went south she’d write about it all.
Before the Oscar ceremony was even over, people were saying how offensive it was to women and how we should all be insulted by the insensitivity of the Academy and of Hollywood. And, yes, we should. But not for a song about breasts. We should be insulted by the lack of women represented in any of the major categories.
Who among us hasn’t come home from a blockbuster movie with a major crush on the movie’s hero? We may be too old to plaster our walls with the pages of Teen Beat, but that doesn’t stop us from daydreaming about being swept away by the object of our cinematic fantasy.
When Brandi isn’t dropping an f-bomb, not wearing a bra, or causing drama on the Housewives with her no-filter opinions, she had time to write a book about the the things listed above. “Drinking & Tweeting and other Brandi Blunders” hits bookstores next week…Brandi is not afraid to talk about sex, Lexapro, her DUI, boob jobs, HPV, vaginal rejuvenation (who knew it cost $12,000!), therapy, and parenting. Oh, she goes there.
It’s kind of difficult to avoid the pink hearts and red flowers of Cupid, especially at this time of year. It seems like everyone is obsessed with love. If you’re more like me and prefer your romance with a side of carnage, here are some viewing options that may work for you and your lovey-dovey sweetie. I’ve also included some helpful romantic conversation starters, in case you aren’t exactly sure how to make the connection between warm blood and warm hearts.
Watching people communicate effectively and be emotionally supportive is not inherently dramatic or comedic, and is usually not particularly entertaining. Making compelling drama out of healthy relationships is really, really hard. Which is why I am so grateful for this past season of NBC’s Parenthood.
How did she go from lovable and dorky in The Princess Diaries and The Devil Wears Prada to being such an insufferable actress? Hathaway so crafts her image with false humility, gushiness, and surprise that her every word and move is annoying and obnoxious. I honestly believe it is coming from insecurity. I do want to cut her some slack since nothing makes women more insecure than constant scrutiny, endless red carpets, and a need to be perfect. However the underlying insecurity (maybe she’s a perfectionist, maybe she’s just dorky, maybe she’s fought hard to fit in the Hollywood mold and will do anything and everything to hang on) gives me some sympathy, her insincerity makes any favorable feelings wane. Instead of a nervous nellie trying hard to fit in, I think Anne Hathaway is more an Eve Harrington (the conniving actress who will stop at nothing to become famous in the film and play All About Eve).