Helena Bonham Carter is gorgeous, talented, and a walking fashion disaster. But at least she knows it. When she was recently asked about what she plans to wear at the upcoming Academy Awards, Bonham Carter responded “I have no idea. Of course I want to have fun…It’s probably going to be a catastrophe. But it’s like, I’m gonna go for it.”
The actress, who is nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The King’s Speech, is eccentric to say the least when it comes to her red carpet style. Most recently, she was called out for wearing two different colored shoes at the Golden Globes this year, but she, and we, embrace the weirdness. So this is hardly a worst-dressed list or a post making fun of the woman we love for embodying Bellatrix LeStrange, the Queen Mother and human pie-maker Mrs. Lovett. Rather, it’s a celebration of her offbeat style, her penchant for teasing her hair to the heavens and then sticking stuff in it, and her bizarre accessories. Which look do you find most entertaining?
Facebook has added two new relationship status options users can include in their online profiles: “in a civil union” and “in a domestic partnership.”
The new fields are being rolled out in the U.S. and several other countries, including Canada, France, the U.K., and Australia, starting today.
“This has been a highly requested feature from users,” said Facebook’s Andrew Noyes, manager of public policy communications. “We want to provide options for people to genuinely and authentically reflect their relationships on Facebook.”
So that’s a thing! Apparently a “highly requested” thing.
Obviously, this is an improvement, and whatever small steps we take to become more accepting as a society are nice and good. But… as for the people who were going out of their way to request this of Facebook… really, guys? You set part of your day aside to email a complaint that you could not adequately express the seriousness of your relationship in social networking shorthand. That can’t be any higher than around 745th on the list of things that need to get done for the LGBT community.
And, frankly, as a single male, I would like more specific options for my status as well. There’s nothing I can click so that Facebook will explain that there’s a girl in ———— with whom I have some level of ——- and —— —— but that we haven’t —————– since that time she ——- and I ——- a —– ——- without a shoehorn. How come there’s no option for that?
Moretz gave an interview to L.A. Times in which she said “I read all of the books. I’d die to play Katniss. It’s such a cool role.” However, even though she’s enthusiastic she says she “hasn’t been in talks about it yet.” When TheFABLife created its Hunger Games dream cast, we actually pegged her for the Katniss’ sister Prim since she’s a bit younger. Breslin on the other hand, hasn’t played as many action roles as Moretz which makes her a less obvious choice, but she recently told MTV “I’m a huge fan of the books…. It’s amazing, obviously it would be great [to be in the film]. ” When asked which role in the series she would choose, Breslin responded “Obviously Katniss.” We had never considered Breslin before, but she’s thrown an intriguing twist into our dream cast. What say you, Hunger Games fans? Preference for either of these two, or are they both too young to play our semi-starved, love-triangled hero?
Frasier‘s Kelsey Grammer and 29-year-old fiancee Kayte Walsh share a tender moment poolside in Miami, where they’re in town for the annual boat show. Kelsey’s ex-wife Camille Grammer (of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills) says she and their 9-year-old daughter Mason will not be attending their impending nuptials.
You didn’t really let all those years of separation punctuated by bouts of alleged violence make you doubt that these two crazy kids wouldn’t get back together again, did you? No, like the changing of the seasons or the rotation of the earth, if it’s been long enough between rumors of their canoodling, you can bet Sam Ronson and Lindsay Lohan are dating again. Under the threat of Lindsay’s possible jail time, Lohan takes refuge in Sam’s bed linens only a month after Lindsay and Sam were spotted at dinner. “Watching grey’s anatomy-my fav show- @lindsaylohan sleeping next 2 me- should i wake her up to let her know her mom is going on GMA? #why?” Ronson tweeted this morning. America could set their watches to how frequently these girls get back together. We know we do!
When one of her followers suggest she should prank the sleeping Lindsay, Ronson joked “@JennyJohnsonHi5 or her hand in warm water? oh wait- i don’t want her to wet the bed,” confirming this ain’t now accidentally falling asleep on the couch situation. A coy Lindsay tweeted on Valentine’s Day, “happy Valentines Day all-i had a lovely day, and now i’m off to my 2nd favourite valentine (my pillow)…oh how nice when they don’t talk bk.” Apparently nothing will stand between these two love birds, not even the other constant in their life: Lilo’s legal troubles. We mean that literally, of course; Sam can just slide sideways between the bars to visit her on. That’s also how we knew that insane fence Lohan was building between their condos wasn’t going to work either.
A few months ago, I posted about a BLT wrap I got from a Brooklyn grocery store called Sunac. The main focus of the post was about how there was a shocking amount of bacon in the wrap. “There was a single leaf of lettuce, two thin slices of tomato and A PILE OF BACON THE SIZE OF TWO FISTS.”
As I explained, I love bacon. I think it’s really great. I, however, did not enjoy the experience of having “a mouthful of bacon the same way you get a mouthful of apple when you bite into a granny smith.” It was disgusting.
So, I went on with my life as normal for about half a year, but then, the other day, I started thinking about that BLT wrap again. “What’s up with that Sunac BLT wrap?” my mind asked my brain. “Has it improved any?” Today, I went back to check. I think it got at least a little better. But not by much…
Apparently the producers originally planned to blow Bieber’s Jason McCann up (“badass,” tweeted Bieber about the role), but decided on a less “grisly” ending—though it’s hard to imagine a fate grislier than what he gets in the clip. Hopefully this won’t be his last appearance as a murderer. Maybe Bieber would consider playing Patrick Bateman in American Psycho: The College Years?
We always melt for Mila Kunis in her films, it’ll be interesting to watch her melt for a change. According to NYMag’s Vulture, Mila Kunis is cast as Wicked Witch Of the West in the new Wizard Of Oz prequel. According to IMDB, the film is currently titled Oz: The Great And Powerful and is slated for release on 2013. We’re hoping Mila will play the witch, named Theodorah in the movie, as scary, green and maniacal as the villain in the original. We mean, the girl whittled herself down to a skeleton to dance ballet in Black Swan. She can at least spend eight hours a day for a year practicing her cackle to play a mythical sorceress.
Kunis will reportedly star alongside James Franco as The Wizard Of Oz; rumors suggest Mila’s joining the cast sealed the deal for Franco’s involvement. Reportedly this new take, directed by Spiderman’sSam Raimi, will be shot from the Wizard’s perspective, explaining how he came to rule Oz and his romance with Glinda the Good Witch. Franco entered talks for the role after Robert Downey Jr. droppd out of Oz and it was subsequently passed over by Johnny Depp. We personally think Mila will be perfect in this role; even in the first film, you could tell the Witch was sort of the HBIC. We don’t know if Dorothy will appear in the prequel, but with casting this good it’ll be hard to root for that little house-dropping shoe-stealer.
Last night’s Office episode, “Threat Level Midnight,” basically borrowed a page from The Simpsons’ (and many other shows’) “stories” episodes, where instead of an actual plot or a clip episode, it’s basically a separate fictional story featuring the regular characters from the show, as Michael Scott showed everyone his long-anticipated homemade action movie. While this practice is always somewhat borderline cop-outty, it ended up being one of the funniest episodes of the steadily improving Office season, and very quickly won over my unnecessary skeptical blogger facade (a complicated way of saying “why was I almost an assh*le about this?”)
The episode contained many clippable moments (including some clearly intentionally-viral attempts, like a “Do The Scarn!” Dance), but this short clip of Michael Scott describing his Woody Allen fandom was just perfect, vintage, hilarious Steve Carell. It’s a short clip, but very worth sticking through the 7 one-second Hulu bumpers: