Wed. January 4
Today’s Pop Culture Scene
by Emily Esfahani Smith
1. GOP celebrity endorsements from The Daily Beast (Kelsey Grammer, who supported Rudy Giuliani in 2008, was apparently smitten by Michele Bachmann in this primary cycle; Chuck Norris is a Ron Paul guy–as is Barry Manilow; and Cindy Crawford is gunning for Mitt).
She posed as famous works of art for Harper’s Bazaar. Her Madame X is pretty good:
3. “What else could we possibly want to know about this family?” The Kardashians have plans to expand their media presence further by starting their own magazine:
According to the New York Post, the Kardashians are close to inking a deal with American Media Inc., the publishing conglomerate that owns Playboy, OK!, Star and the National Enquirer.
These girls already have three reality shows, several fashion lines (including perfume fragrances), blogs, and Twitter accounts to promote their family brand—a brand that Americans can’t seem to get enough of. Though the idea of the “traditional family” is leaving the culture (as single-parent homes and gay marriage become commonplace), isn’t it interesting that Americans are so taken by a reality show about a more or less traditional family?
Just before the ball dropped in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, Cee Lo Green emerged in a long fur coat and sang his version of John Lennon’s “Imagine.”
Green changed three words, singing “Nothing to kill or die for/ And all religion’s true,”and sparking controversy. The original lyrics read “Nothing to kill or die for/And no religion too.”
Preempting criticism, The Voice judge tweeted shortly thereafter “Yo I meant no disrespect by changing the lyric guys! I was trying to say a world were u could believe what u wanted that’s all.”
. . . friends reportedly claim that the two both took marriage very seriously.
They took it so seriously that they waited a whole year before getting a divorce. That’s practically an eternity in celebrity-land. Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock were together for just over three months before they gave up on their marriage. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries waited 72 days before they split. And back in 2004, Britney Spears and Jason Alexander were husband and wife for a mere fifty-five hours before the marriage was annulled: “The bride wore white—a white trucker hat that is, paired with cut off jean shorts. But as soon as the courts were open, they were granted an annulment.”