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.
Dame Helen Mirren is one of the most distinguished actresses of our time. While we absolutely hold her work and awards in high regard, we don’t admire her just for her roles; the 69-year-old is the hilarious grandmother we’ve always wanted.
Conan O’Brien has some late night fun, Kourtney Kardashian strips down in a throwback picture, Daniel Radcliffe shares his dating advice, Dianna Agron is rumored to be joining Peter Pan Live and more pop culture news you missed while you were sleeping.
Cara Delevingne and Selena Gomez get cozy, Mischa Barton doesn’t look back on The O.C. as fondly as we do, Daniel Radcliffe fanboys out, more of today’s celebrity news.
By Sarah M. Smith
A cat lady: You know her as the old woman who lives a life of seclusion save for an abundance of furry, feline friends. Her pastimes include knitting with her kittens, watching re-runs of old soap operas, and seldom leaving the house. But this, my friends, is merely a misconstrued stereotype. Some of Tinseltown’s most purrfect celebrities are certifiably crazy about their cats. And you don’t see them knitting sweaters and eating cat food… Read more…