I follow a lot of entertainment magazines on Twitter…probably too many. And if I’m willing to admit that, they should meet me half way and admit they use the following headline way, way, way too much:
“____________ is barely recognizable [in new hair cut] [in hat] [after losing weight]
Either that, or their reporters, writers and editors are BLIND AS BATS.
Exhibit A: US Weekly found Pam Anderson ‘barely recognizable’ after she cut her trademark long locks into a short pixie.
Even with her shades on, I think it looks exactly like Pam Anderson…just with shorter hair.
Perhaps I am just more observant. And adaptable. And brilliant.
I am willing to own that.
Exhibit B: Another publication struggled to identify Anne Hathaway when she donned a beige sock top while out on a smoothie run.
I don’t know — maybe I do have amazing powers of deduction.
‘Cause I think it’s pretty obvious.
Maybe I have missed my true calling and should be an annoying member of the paparazzi. Or perhaps I should just blame the copy editor for using hyperbole — instead of creativity — to drive folks to their websites.
Although I do like the idea that I have super powers.
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In honor of National Cheeseburger Day…
He’s from good stock, too.
If you didn’t recognize that infamous squint, he’s Scott Eastwood, son of Clint Eastwood. You can see more pics in the October issue of Town and Country which features Hugh Jackman on the cover.
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Tagged beefcake, celebrities, Clint Eastwood, entertainment, holidays, Hugh Jackman, Humor, life, lunch time, magazines, meaty, Movies, National Cheeseburger Day, photography, Scott Eastwood, squint, Town and Country
Have you seen this week’s New Yorker cover?
Subtle, it is not.
But magazines are not the only things that are attempting to make a statement about the Anthony Weiner scandal — locally grown produce, for instance.
And a cherry tomato no less…
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Tagged Anthony Weiner, cherry tomato, Humor, life, locally grown produce, love apple, magazines, New Yorker, news, photography, politics, scandal
Ever found it difficult to get excited about classic sculpture?
Just couldn’t relate??
Well, hold on to your fig leaf — Today I Learned Something New, a UK-based website, has brought together the past and present in their feature…
‘Classical sculptures dressed like hipsters’
Gone is the overwhelming expanse of chalk-white skin, the blank stare, the disproportionately small family jewels. These male models’ newly casual look and ‘tude would do any catalog or magazine ad proud.
And if they’re quiet on a date…well, that’s really to be expected.
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Tagged advertising, blank stare, blogs, catalog, classics, comedy, commentary, design, England, family jewels, Fashion, fig leaf, Humor, Internet, magazines, male models, pale skin, Relationships, sculpture, sculpture dressed like hipsters, stone cold fox, Today I Learned Something New
I’m watching the Tony Awards, hosted by the phenomenal Neil Patrick Harris, and as always I am blown away by his ability to do it all. Sing. Dance. Tell a joke. Perform magic. And, most importantly…
Have a sense of humor about it all.
But once the Tony winners start taking the stage, that goes right out the window.
Take the lovely Judith Light, who won the Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Play.
She graciously thanked everyone in the American Theatre Wing, the voters, her cast and crew, the box office workers, her family, her manager and agent, etc, etc.
And then she started talking to the theatre community. Got all hyper-earnest and intense. You could see sweat start to glisten on her upper lip, and veins pop out on her forehead.
And I just wanted to say, “Judith, chill. Let’s get some perspective here.”
I mean, I had a letter to Sports Illustrated published in the mailbag of the June 10th issue, and you don’t see me standing on a street corner making speeches about it.
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Tagged actress, agent, American Theatre Wing, box office, Broadway, cast, celebrities, commentary, crew, dance, entertainment, Humor, Judith Light, life, magazines, magic, manager, Neil Patrick Harris, play, sense of humor, sing, Sports, Sports Illustrated, stage, theatre, theatre community, Tony Awards, voters
You know how some TV show plot lines are ‘ripped from the headlines?’ I’ve decided People magazine rips theirs from any handy movie premiere calendar.
Easier than workin.’
Take their latest World’s Most Beautiful Woman issue featuring Gwyneth Paltrow.
Gwyneth is lovely — I’ll give you that. But the most beautiful woman in the world? Of all the choices in Hollywood and around the globe?
In the words of Jerry Seinfeld — speaking to his young son outside my brownstone one Saturday afternoon –
But it is far simpler — isn’t it People editorial staff — to crown Ms. Paltrow? She has Iron Man 3 coming out in a theatre near you…plus, your rival Star magazine just named her Most Hated Celebrity (which is probably more accurate).
Your advertisers are happy! Moms her age are happy! And Star has been put in its place.
Who cares if it isn’t true?
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Tagged celebrities, commentary, editorial staff, entertainment, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hollywood, Humor, Iron Man 3, Jerry Seinfeld, life, magazines, Most Hated Celebrity, movie premiere, movie theatre, Movies, New York City, People magazine, plot, ripped from the headlines, Star magazine, Television, TV, World's Most Beautiful Woman
Look who’s waiting for us in Esquire UK!
That’s the April issue for those of you like me who want to appreciate this pic of James McAvoy — and the article, of course — in an honest-to-goodness magazine.
Long live glossies!
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Tagged article, celebrities, entertainment, Esquire UK, glossies, Humor, James McAvoy, magazines, Movies, spring fever
Dear New Yorker merchandising department:
Please bring back your Dog Cartoons calendars.
I have bought these wall calendars for years. Last year, I couldn’t find that version, but I started shopping in January…so I blamed it on a lack of inventory.
Now I realize they weren’t made in 2012. And early shopping reveals they aren’t around for 2013 either.
This is not a good way to start the year, New Yorker. I need my monthly dose of doggie humor. Now, be a good boy and bring them back…okay?
I’ll give you a treat.
Posted in Commentary, Dogs, Humor, Life, Magazines, New Years
Tagged calendar, commentary, dog days, doggie humor, Dogs, good boy, Humor, life, magazines, New Year's, New Yorker, New Yorker Dog Cartoons calendar, treat, wall calendar
Look who’s on the cover of Entertainment Weekly?
It’s quite a coup for the good doctor, who I am embarrassed to say I had never heard of until Craig Ferguson schooled me during episodes of Late Late Show. I now know what a TARDIS is and am proud to have a dog named after a central character…
For now, anyway (sniff).
Enjoy ‘officially’ taking over the USA, Dr. Who. We who already follow you, salute you.
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Tagged across the drink, Craig Ferguson, Dr. Who, entertainment, Entertainment Weekly, geeks, Humor, I've been schooled, Late Late Show, life, magazine cover, Television, the good doctor magazines, TV, USA
To the methodology and the terminology, and I demand an apology for Kansas City.
Travel + Leisure recently published their annual ‘America’s Favorite Cities’ survey, where readers rate major destinations in a number of categories.
“Worst Dressed City in America” is one of them.
Now, poor Anchorage has the most to be offended about — they earned the top spot — but Kansas City got punched at number ten.
Having travelers judge how well-dressed people are in a city is like judging a city’s cuisine by the offerings at the airport. Tourists typically see other tourists when they visit anywhere. Why?
Because they hit the tourist spots recommended by magazines like Travel + Leisure, which are congested with folks who don’t live there, and are dressing for comfort, not style.
“Worst Dressed Tourists in America” — perhaps.
But don’t judge a city by its gawkers.
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Tagged Anchorage, commentary, cuisine, dressing for comfort, Fashion, Humor, Internet, Kansas City, life, magazines, readers poll, sightseeing, tourist traps, tourists, Travel, Travel + Leisure, travelers, Worst Dressed Cities in America