In an age of social media overload and over-saturation of celebrity culture, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the carefully curated lifestyles of celebrities. We all know Beyoncé’s Instagram will be heavily filtered and edited by a team of image and brand consultants who need to make her life flawless. Luckily there’s a whole slew of celebrities who go the opposite route and post their unfiltered thoughts (for better or worse) on the Internet.
Two weeks ago, I took a three-day trip to Las Vegas. I like playing slot machines while I am there (table games terrify me), and on this trip, I noticed that more and more celebrities are getting in on the gambling action. Read More Celebrity Slot Machines
More and more, public figures seem to be unable to extricate themselves from scandal gracefully, so much so that often the apology gets them in more trouble than the original misbehavior. Think about Bill Clinton parsing words about what “is” means, Mark Sanford permanently making “hiking the Appalachian Trail” into a joke, or anything relating to Anthony Weiner. In this day and age, it’s impossible to say or do anything without some sort of permanent online recording of it, and we are all human and likely to make mistakes, so it’s high time celebrities and politicians learn how to say “I’m sorry” without digging themselves an even deeper hole. Read More An Ounce Of Discretion Is Worth A Pound Of Butter (or The Paula Deen Controversy)
This past week has been a good time for two of my favorite celebrities, James Franco and Kanye West. That’s right, I said my favorite. There is something adorably smug about both of them. James’s new movie This is the End came out and took second place at the box office behind Man of Steel. All Kanye did was watch his girlfriend give birth to their first child and then release his new amazing album Yeezus. Read More Lunchtime Poll: Favorite Celebrities Most People Hate
The other day, a new sub shop opened in my town. Because we are always dying for something new to eat at lunch, some colleagues and I decided to give it a shot. While we were waiting in the ridiculously long line, we started discussing dishes at restaurants that are named after celebrities. Read More Celebrity Sandwiches
Dancing with the Stars and Skating with the Stars“¦been there, done that. Now, ABC has announced its latest sports-meets-celebrity show: a diving show based on an overseas format called Celebrity Splash. Read More Diving with the Stars? It’s Happening
For the past week or two, my tumblr dash has featured a steady parade of .gifs of Olympic male swimmers and gymnasts, plus male athletes photographed mostly nude for various publications. That’s a change from a normal week, when the women I follow post revealing .gifs of actors. Once, an individual shared a shirtless, headless photo of the guy she was going to hook up with later. Read More In Which I Object To Objectifying Men’s Bodies
I try not to watch anything too disturbing or scary before going to bed, because often, I dream about things that were on television just before I fall asleep. That means I avoid the 11 o’clock news, and anything involving murders or ghosts or unsolved disappearances. Those are the things that freak me out, and I have no desire to have nightmares, thank you very much. Read More (Celebrities) In Your Dreams