Zooey Deschanel Knows Nothing About Food Science

Hollywood actors and actresses play many roles on-screen, but apparently some of them believe they are Jacks-of-all-trades in the real world as well. They believe they can be UN Ambassadors, immunologists, and also food scientists. But just as you shouldn’t go to Angelina Jolie for advice about international diplomacy or to Jenny McCarthy for information … Continued

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Don’t Troll Taylor Swift Because She Had a Good Year

Donald Trump has a way of making things weird. Well, this isn’t exactly Trump’s fault, but instead a side-effect of the hysteria around his election. Suddenly, the most uncontroversial statements have a way of making headlines. Case in point: pop star Taylor Swift reflecting on 2017 and saying, “I could not have had a better … Continued

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What Meghan Markle’s Ex Needs to Learn About Celebrity Break-Ups

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement, everyone quickly became overjoyed. Well, perhaps not everyone. Markle’s ex-husband, Hollywood producer Trevor Engelson, has not yet commented on the recent royal engagement. His latest project, however, speaks volumes. Business Insider reports that his newest work, a television show green-lit by Fox, “seems to draw direct … Continued

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Was John Wayne’s Masculine Image a Lie?

There is perhaps no manlier icon in Hollywood history than John Wayne. More than 40 years after his last film, he remains the cinematic apotheosis of the rugged, principled, red-blooded, tough-as-nails, frontier-conquering, patriotic American male. Not even Steve McQueen or Clint Eastwood can measure up to The Duke. But was Wayne’s masculine image a sham, … Continued

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Emma Thompson and Celebrity Activism Done Right

Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson led a protest march on Saturday, November 25. If you are anything like me, you just rolled your eyes. What was it about? The habitat of the banana slug? Equal pay for rich actresses? Kindergarten sex-ed? To my surprise, she and her fellow protesters were demanding something very respectable: the freedom … Continued

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What Angela Lansbury Did Say, And What She Didn’t Say

Actress Angela Lansbury has been under fire this week for comments suggesting women are in part responsible for sexual harassment and assault. “There are two sides to this coin,” Lansbury told the Radio Times in an interview. “We have to own up to the fact that women, since time immemorial, have gone out of their … Continued

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Denzel Washington Says: Black Fathers Matter

Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington recently stressed the importance of involved fathers as the key to positive change in the black community. Rather than join the chorus of black leaders and civil rights activists who tend to primarily blame slavery, discrimination, and a corrupt criminal justice system for many problems facing the black community, Washington—who portrays a civil rights attorney … Continued

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Samizdat GOOP Memo Reveals Plans for Image Makeover

Memorandum To: GOOP Staff From: GOOP Management Subject: New Approaches to Making Gwyneth Appear Not So Dangerous ________________________________________________________________________________________ Okay, staff. We need a new, fresh approach. Recent market research and internal consumer polling has shown that GOOP and Gwyneth have both become something of a worldwide joke and the subject of a ton of ridicule … Continued

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Why is No One Talking About the Fact that Al Franken is Married?

“He wouldn’t do it to Franni.” That’s what the writer Marilyn Suzanne Miller, a former colleague of Al Franken’s from Saturday Night Live, said after she found out about the recent allegations that the former comedian, now U.S. Senator from Minnesota, had kissed a woman against her will and had posed for a picture grabbing … Continued

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