Fans aren’t happy about the shady Teen Choice Awards’ voting system, Kendall Jenner exhibits major diva behavior, Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are taking their relationship very public and more pop culture news to get you going on this Monday morning. Read more…
If you’ve fantasized about one of them, two of them, or all of them together, you’re not alone. They’re Hollywood brothers. And at one point or another, they’ve made us thank our lucky stars that talent and good looks can come in multiple forms.
This week was all about reliving our childhoods. Flip through our favorite ‘Got Milk’ ads to see young Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow wearing matching milk mustaches, read up on the 15 MTV movies all millennials must watch including Crossroads starring Britney Spears, get to know the actors who are playing our favorite childhood turtles in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more.
From Napoleon Dynamite to Bones, Grey’s Anatomy, and Veronica Mars, Tina Majorino has maintained a steady presence in beloved movies and shows over the years, always with rabid fandoms in tow. She began acting as a kid (Corrina, Corrina, When A Man Loves A Woman), and she has the strange honor of being in Kevin Costner‘s epic flop Water World, which was, at the time, the most expensive movie ever made. Her career has been eclectic and unwavering, making her one of the most interesting working actresses out there today. (She’s also just really cool and down to earth with rad hair.) Read more…
Shark Week kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. EST on the Discovery Channel, and don’t act like you’re not excited. For seven glorious days, we get to indulge in a topic that frightens and excites us more than anything else: SHARKS ATTACKING PEOPLE. Well, sharks doing anything, really. Read more…
Our jobs are so challenging. How does one decide which celeb had the hottest style look of the week? Was it Bella Thorne gracing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiere in a leather mini (literally the size of a swath of duct tape) and a DIY turtles tee? Was it Beyonce, setting Insta on fire with a Topshop floral bralet (our new favorite word)? It was impossible to pick, so we settled on our ten favorites!
By Christopher Rosa
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hits theaters this weekend, and we couldn’t be more excited to see one of our favorite franchises get the larger-than-life reboot it deserves. Seeing Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello reunite has us thinking about their celebrity doppelgangers. In other words, stars that look like turtles. Duh.
Rita Ora is still getting over her breakup, Selena Gomez is the victim of a photoshopped cover story, Kendra Wilkinson wants to capitalize on her unfortunate situation and more of today’s pop culture news to send you off to the weekend.
Throw your YASSSS in the air, because Keke Palmer is our YAS GIRL of the week! The multi-talented star will be making her Broadway debut as the first EVER black Cinderella in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Yas! Keke is known for her past roles in Akeelah and the Bee, Masters Of Sex, and her lead role as Chili in VH1′s own CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story! She also hosts Just Keke, her very own talk show on BET – which, at 20 years old, made her the youngest TV talk show host in history! This girl is on fire!
There is no question that blackface is a racist trope too regularly used on film, TV, and in magazines. While not nearly as rampant as it was in the 1930s, there have been hundreds of instances of blackface employed in the past twenty years. Everyone from Paris Hilton to Ben Stiller and Jimmy Fallon to Billy Crystal has donned a form of blackface in an attempt to be funny, controversial, or — in Hilton’s case — cute. (The things people will do for a laugh.)
The most recent use of blackface is by a repeat offender, Chris Lilley (pictured above), who is the star of the new HBO series, Jonah from Tonga. The series, which follows the story of a Tongan teenager, features Lilley in brownface make-up and a curly wig. In other series, the actor has portrayed S.mouse, an African American rap artist from California and Jen Okazaki, a Japanese mother of three.
Sadly he’s not the only entertainer that is a repeat offender. From the early days of blackface in the 1930s to now, several actors and models have turned to the controversial make-up choice to portray a person of another race.