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Perez Hilton says something smart

Article: Perez Hilton says something smart

We never thought we’d say this, but Perez Hilton has a point. We’re usually not fans, but he’s got a good bit on the importance of coming out on the fabulous site Big Think, which interviews hundreds of experts, from hedge-fund managers to neuroscientists, to help us plebs make better decisions and form more erudite…

Christina Aguilera replaces "vajayjay" with "woohoo"

Article: Christina Aguilera replaces "vajayjay" with "woohoo"

We’re predicting the big pop hit of the summer is here — and it’s a going to be an anthem for girls nights out all over the country. For Christina Aguilera’s new song “Woohoo” featuring Nicki Minaj (from her album Bionic out this June) is all about the joys of cunnilingus. Best line ever: “All the boys think it’s cake when they taste my (woohoo), you don’t even need a plate, just your face, ha.” Ha indeed!

The Horrible Truth About Celebrity Tweeting

Article: The Horrible Truth About Celebrity Tweeting

As someone who follows celebrities for a living, I’ve found that they’re fascinating creatures who radiate excitement and sex appeal in everything they do—except tweeting!

I know this because the second I joined Twitter a few months ago, I started “following” any celebrity I could track down there, anxious to eavesdrop on whatever stellar utterances were available to me thanks to this trendy form of techno-networking. But just as quickly, I was bored into submission by the fact that in this context, bold-face luminaries are every bit as trivial and fatuous as you and me!

More White Noise from the Narcissist Generation

Article: More White Noise from the Narcissist Generation

Lady Bunny — Photo by Charles Eshelman/Getty Images I spent much of last week in three inches of make-up doing my best Lady Bunny impersonation. No, really. I ended up doing LXTV, Joy Behar, Fox Business, etc. and it’s amazing how much make-up they put on a person just so they are “TV ready.” It’s…

The wisdom of Corey Haim

Article: The wisdom of Corey Haim

We were too young to realize it at the time, but Corey Haim’s LUCAS (1986) showed us exactly why the band geek makes a better boyfriend than the captain of the football team. Rest in peace, Corey Haim — you may not have been the most eloquent cast member of the reality show The Two Coreys, but the wisdom of your characters continues to ring true. Here are our top ten favorite on-screen Corey moments — heavily favored toward LUCAS, of course. What can we say? That kid was a hero:

1. From LUCAS (1986)

Maggie: You know how wonderful you are?
Lucas: Yeah, but it doesn’t turn you on, does it?

2. From DREAM A LITTLE DREAM (1989)

Bobby [Corey Feldman]: Dinger! Dinger, wake up for a minute. I gotta talk to you, Buddy.
Dinger [Corey Haim]: Bobby, I’m asleep. I’m fast asleep, Bobby. I’m dreaming. Apache women. Mai-tais. Vanna White and a whip.
Bobby: I’m in love.
Dinger: That could be a problem.
Bobby: I don’t think you understand.
Dinger: No, no, I do understand. I really do. Which hand is it this week, pal?

Somebody Feed James Cameron's Wife. Seriously.

Article: Somebody Feed James Cameron's Wife. Seriously.

James Cameron with his wife Suzy Amis on the red carpet before the Oscars

Maybe I’m just getting too old and cynical for the Oscars. Heh. When you see Joan Collins out every night, you do start to wonder – what the sam hell is going on? This post will be briefer than the lasts as, well, baby is hungover. Yes, I know. AGAIN. There does seem something so wrong about Oscar week in LA. The abundant narcissism and back slapping is fricking hilarious (“Good Job! That movie you made was awesome! Forget curing cancer – you are the best person alive! Especially because you are so rich and pretty!”).

New Jersey vs. California: Which state is worse for sex?

Article: New Jersey vs. California: Which state is worse for sex?

Remember when former Miss California Carrie Prejean got famous for (a) getting pageant-funded breast implants and (b) saying “I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense to anybody out there”? Well, suddenly No-Offense Prejean is looking like the picture of tolerance (after all, she did also say “I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one way or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage.”)

Enter Lauren Ashley, who will be representing Beverly Hills in the Miss California pageant this November. She was all like, I’ll see your “marriage is between a man and a woman” and I’ll raise you “punishment by death.” No, seriously.

Top 10 sex tapes we REALLY don't want to see

Article: Top 10 sex tapes we REALLY don't want to see

When we read the horrifying news that there’s a John Edwards sex tape out there, we wondered, yet again, when celebrities will realize that the only way to guarantee your sex tape won’t leak is not to make it. But we guess that as long as egotistic, power-drunk celebs continue to think they can get away with cheating on their spouses, they’ll also think they can get away with making private sex tapes. However, we’d like to speak up in defense of all the poor innocent citizens (like, um, us) who will have trouble sleeping tonight, just at the thought that we might someday accidentally click on a link that shows us John Edwards’ O-face. For the love of god, please let us be spared that. In fact, while we’re making our plea, here are the top 10 sex tapes — whether real or imaginary — that we really, really, really don’t want to see.

John Edwards and his kooky toe-ring-wearing mistress Rielle Hunter.
Anything involving Hugh Hefner that was shot in the last four decades. Actually, anything starring Hef, ever.

FROM PARIS TO PRECIOUS (aka PUSH): Sundance switches gears

Article: FROM PARIS TO PRECIOUS (aka PUSH): Sundance switches gears

Main Street in Park City, UT during the Sundance Film Festival.

I have two words for you: Lyle Lovett. My Mason-Dixon reared soul is all a flutter over this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

I will be honest: I haven’t gone to Sundance in four years. I used to cover it when I was the deputy editor for Page Six at the New York Post. For a gossip columnist, it was like shooting ducks in a barrel. Celebrities abounded, bad behavior – thanks to alcohol consumption, high altitudes and a distinct lack of spousal companionship – was everywhere, and I was in heaven. I would see some great movies, interview some actors, and then go to premiere and agency parties, collecting information all along the way. It was fun and I got some good work done.

Until 2006.

The Wisdom of John Mayer, Tweeted

Article: The Wisdom of John Mayer, Tweeted

photo by Patty Keigan

Say what you will about John Mayer’s music — here marks the spot where Lo censored Em’s compliments about “Your Body Is a Wonderland” as a matter of principle — his Tweets are some of the funniest in the biz. (Okay, so he doesn’t have a lot of competition. Britney Spears: “How’s everyone’s 2010 going so far?”) Anyway, love him or hate him — or, most likely, a combination of the two — we thought you’d appreciate some of his Tweet-wisdom (twisdom?) on the topics of love, sex, bodily functions, and other important stuff. Here are a dozen of our favorites from the last month or so — you can follow him yourself at Twitter.com/JohnCMayer:

What 1 area of your body gets touched the least? I’m going to guess sub-scrotal flange, but it could also be knee cleavage.
If you call a girl 62 times and she’s sleeping, does it read in the morning as one missed call or 62? Asking for a friend.

"Picturing the Past 10 Years" by Phillip Niemeyer

Article: "Picturing the Past 10 Years" by Phillip Niemeyer

It doesn’t have much to do with love or sex, but it being New Year’s Eve and all we couldn’t resist pointing out art director Phillip Niemeyer’s “op-chart” from Sunday’s New York Times called “Picturing the Past 10 Years” (especially if you missed fellow Sunfiltered blogger Matthew Rodriguez’s post about it a few days ago). Read…

Naked News: Sex-positive Streep, gay floral arrangements & safer sex toys

Article: Naked News: Sex-positive Streep, gay floral arrangements & safer sex toys

scene from new movie “It’s Complicated”

Meryl Streep, our new hero, on sex scenes between older people: “”The whole idea that you have to look a certain way and be a certain age to earn love is ridiculous. We love what we love. It doesn’t matter what shape it is. It’s thrilling to see real people on screen.”
Canadians are one step ahead of us in the health department again: sex stores are game with regulating the adult toy industry to keep out harmful chemicals found in the plastics used in some toys.

A Feminist in Fox's Clothing? Megan Fox in the NYTimes Magazine

Article: A Feminist in Fox's Clothing? Megan Fox in the NYTimes Magazine

We weren’t sure how or why the sex symbol with diarrhea of the mouth, Megan Fox, got an entire cover article dedicated to her in the New York Times Sunday magazine. Is she really such a cultural force? She’s been in like a whopping two movies (we’re counting TRANSFORMERS I and II as one)! Well, we guess a billion Google searches can’t be wrong. We weren’t expecting to be riveted by the article, but surprisingly there was a ton of fascinating stuff on sex and gender roles — and not just out of skilled profiler Lynn Hirschberg’s mouth. Here are some of the best bits (in case you just can’t bring yourself to read a prettied up version of an US Weekly article):

Rihanna's domestic abuse sells albums — so what?

Article: Rihanna's domestic abuse sells albums — so what?

Some people have been questioning Rihanna’s choice to wait to talk about her domestic abuse right until the release of her new album. But that’s just the way the magazine-TV-PR-celebrity-promotional circle jerk works: celebrities don’t tend to chat to magazine writers or TV presenters just because they feel like it, they do it because they are contractually required to promote something. And magazines, TV shows, et al are more than happy to comply, because celebrity cover stories sell like hotcakes.

Naked News (10-13-09)

Article: Naked News (10-13-09)

Three days left till Marge Simpson’s Playboy centerfold hits newsstands. Now we’re justing waiting for Stewie’s cover story in “The Advocate.” Support for civil unions up to 57%; support for same-sex marriage still only at 39%. But would a rose really smell as sweet if we gave it another name? It’s sad enough that there’s…

Passport photos of the famous

Article: Passport photos of the famous

A collection of passport photos from the early half of the twentieth century of notable writers and artists, including Langston Hughes, Jack Benny, Walt Disney, and Edward Estlin Cummings better known as E.E. Cummings. I concur with the collector’s insightful comment: The quality is pretty gritty, but I find them interesting, not the least because…

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

Article: Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis from Between Two Ferns Zach Galifianakis is one of those weirdo comedians you either love or you hate. We love him, mostly for his entirely inappropriate sexual humor. So if you haven’t checked out his Funny or Die series, “Between Two Ferns”, we recommend you blow off work for…

Happy birthday, Betty Dodson!

Article: Happy birthday, Betty Dodson!

There isn’t better proof that an active, healthy, happy sex life keeps you looking young and vibrant than Betty Dodson, the great American sex educator who basically invented sex-positive feminism and almost single-handedly made masturbation okay for women. She turns 80 today — and doesn’t look a day over 60! It could also be the…

Naked News (08-11-09)

Article: Naked News (08-11-09)

photo by dougwoods Wondering what’s the 2009 equivalent of “the dog ate my homework”? It’s “the cat downloaded my child porn.” Seriously. In the you’ve-got-to-be-f&#*ing-kidding-us department: South Korea paints parking spaces pink to designate them for women in heels. Kathy Griffin continues to endear herself to us by bringing Levi Johnston as her date for…

Gallery of photography assistants

Article: Gallery of photography assistants

Light Test focuses its lens on the uncelebrated heroes behind the scenes at a photo shoot: the assistants. This is a fun and interesting collection of light test photographs for a wide range of professional, editorial, and commercial shoots, including some notable ones such as ones for Sarah Palin and Steven Spielberg. Others are goofy,…

Date rape is so funny we forgot to laugh

Article: Date rape is so funny we forgot to laugh

We’re still not sure why Seth Rogen and Anna Faris are America’s comedic sweethearts. We loved KNOCKED UP just as much as the next guy, but haven’t the overweight stoner and dumb blonde jokes been done to death? Well, they are America’s comedic sweethearts, which we guess is why Warner Brothers, plenty of movie critics,…

Festival Updates: The Awards and After Party

Article: Festival Updates: The Awards and After Party

The filmmakers, actors, and celebrities come out to congratulate and celebrate all films and participants of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Festival Updates Spotlight: Nightlife

Article: Festival Updates Spotlight: Nightlife

Filmmakers, actors, and celebrities speak about the various happenings and emotions that define the collective experience that is the Sundance Film Festival.

Interviews With "the green book" Co-authors

Article: Interviews With "the green book" Co-authors

Sit back and enjoy a view into the minds of two dedicated environmental consultants who explain some background info on “the green book” as well as some personal insights into the Green Movement at large. Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen are the subjects of this particular interview. We had a post introducing these two…