Tue. January 29
The Daily Scene
She is the definition of innocence in a popular culture where characters like Lindsay Lohan plead guilty to inarguable car crashes and where mothers who force-feed their daughter Mountain Dew, not so subtly renamed “go-go juice,” are rewarded with reality TV shows. She needs a man who can match her annoying wholesomeness with some of his own. A man like Tim Tebow.
Given his persistent lying and bullying, his arrogance and apparent indifference to the feelings of others, and the pain he inflicted on so many people, it’s difficult to feel much compassion for Armstrong — to even care to understand why he behaves the way he does. But let’s try.
But where Winfrey is a single career gal (on the grandest scale) and Obama has temporarily put her own career aside for her husband and kids (also on the grandest scale), Knowles has both the gangbusters career and the perfect-seeming family life. She has transformed herself into an icon of Having It All.
A futurist once told me that Facebook and Twitter will be gone in 20 years.
The pop singer and on-again-off-again Rihanna flame allegedly was involved in another round of violence—apparently a fight with R&B crooner Frank Ocean. He is the worst, says Marlow Stern.