Monthly Archives: January 2013

Jennifer Lawrence Praises Meryl, Slams LiLo

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“Hey idiots, it’s a quote from a movie, and it’s Meryl Streep.”[HP]

Relax, Hunger Games fans. This controversy won’t ruin your Lady Beloved of the Slinging Arrows fortunes in showbiz. As for Lindsay Lohan, well, that’s another story.

When Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress at the Golden Globes a few nights ago she declared her pride by noting, “I beat Meryl!” She was, of course, referring to the Greatest Living American Actor (sorry, Daniel Day Lewis, you’re British).

While most viewers still in possession of their faculties understood Lawrence’s comment as praise, a few others (like Lindsay Lohan) thought she meant it as victory over Meryl Streep.

To clarify, Lawrence told David Letterman while on his couch last night that she was quoting The First Wives Club: “It was a quote from First Wives’ Club. Bette Midler was talking about a globe, I can’t believe nobody’s ever done it before. She said, ‘Look what it says: I Beat Meryl.’ It was so perfect, and I said it, and I had no idea Lindsay Lohan was going to take it to the Twitterverse — is that what it’s called? I’m not on Twitter. But Twitter is very upset.”

She then extrapolated on her idolatry of Meryl Streep, saying “One time someone was introducing me to Bill Maher, and I saw Meryl Streep walk into the room, and I literally put my hand right in Bill Maher’s face and said, ‘Not now, Bill!,’ and I just stared at Meryl Streep.”

It’s a common fantasy, J.Law. Trust us.

LUV: Film Review

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I remember after the release of Precious and I watched with somewhat bemused shock at the bevy of criticism levied upon the film by African American film critics and social commentators who slammed the film for glorifying every oppressive and ugly ‘trope of blackness’ (their words, not mine). Since I am not African American, I could only appreciate from a distance what some vocal critics were decrying as the upholding of ghetto stereotypes.

That was in mid 2009 – a few months after the nation had elected its first African American president. Four years later we have reelected the same president and are confronted with the challenge of redefining “tropes of blackness”. Does the ascendance of Obama mean that little black boys everywhere now know they can grow up to be more than basketball layers or rappers? Or that society now expects much, much more from them?

That is a loaded and difficult question, and it gets a little bit of redeeming lip service in the new film LUV which stars the rapper Common and newcomer Michael Rainey as his nephew. Common plays an ex-con named Vincent who takes it upon himself to teach his 11-year-old nephew Woody the ways of the world. More specifically, he directs him on the process of becoming a man.

Vincent wants to make good on his freedom and decides to show his nephew how to be a man by letting him observe the launch of his new business. Unfortunately, things don’t work out and he’s drawn back to pretty crimes, which surprises exactly no one. Turns out, he isn’t quite the man he thought he was.

The movie means well, and for that it gets credit. Regrettably, it’s far too clichéd to do anything other than reinforce the very stereotypes it tries to defy. Which makes me wonder if the real tragedy for Woody and others like him is not the limits of expectations, but the transfer of unresolved burdens from previous generations. Which is kind of what I thought Precious was all about anyway.

Barbara Palvin Brings The Morning Links!

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– Sophie Turner Is Branching Out [IDontLikeYouInThatWay]
– Megan Fox’s Sexy Esquire Pictures [Hollywood Tuna]
– Helen Flanagan Naked in Photoshoot [GCeleb]
– Belen Rodriguez Upskirt of the Day [Drunken Stepfather, NSFW]

– Charlie Sheen Is Going To Be Somebody’s Pepaw [Dlisted]
– Did Nicki Minaj hire a Bitch Coach? [Lainey Gossip]
– Lindsay Lohan pleads ‘not guilty’ via her kind-of lawyer Shawn Holley [Celebitchy]
– Jodie Gasson [Caveman Circus]

– Sara James And Riley Jensen FTFW! [Diry Rotten Whore, NSFW]
– Izabel Goulart really is that scorching hot [Brosome]
– Jaclyn Swedberg Knows What’s Up [Uncoached]
– Katherine Webb’s In The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Calls Herself ‘The Anti-Kim Kardashian’ [The Superficial]

– Nina Agdal’s 77 Sexiest Facebook Photos [COED Magazine]
– Heidi Klum’s Mini Me [CityRag]
– Pam Anderson’s Boobs Have Forsaken Her [Gunaxin]
– Hot Girls in Nerdy Underwear [Regretful Morning]
– Carmen Electra’s spandex workout [Upskt Celebs]

– The 20 Hottest Photos of Natalie Lawrence [Heavy]
– Man Is Unhurt after Being Run over by Train [EgoTV]
– Lady Gaga: Should She Put The Guns Away? [Celebrity Smack]
– Hot Chicks With Hot Abs [Mankind Unplugged]

– Super Santa Kicker [1PD Games]
– Are you a Bastardly Lady of the Day? [The Bastardly]
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