The actress was handcuffed after a wine-soaked tirade against a police officer. Then humiliating video of the incident leaked. And she’s never been more likable!
Reese Witherspoon got arrested for being a belligerent drunk, and it is the best thing that could have ever happened to her.
Typically, when a celebrity is arrested, especially when drinking and even more especially when drinking and driving are involved, it’s a publicity nightmare. Words like “doomed,” “career-ending,” and “toxic” may be thrown around. But as more reports about Witherspoon’s run-in with the police emerge, including recently leaked video footage of the whole ordeal, the words being used to describe the would-be fiasco are “terrific,” “fantastic,” and “funny.” The Atlantic wonders, “Is it wrong to be charmed by Reese Witherspoon’s drunk-driving tirade?”
The suspension of 33 high schoolers for a homemade ‘twerking’ video has sent the Internet into a butt-thumping tizzy. What’s this bootylicious bouncing all about? The Daily Beast breaks down the art of the twerk.
The twerking-induced suspension of 33 high school students in San Diego has brought the crazy, sexy, coolness of butt-jiggling to center stage. As the booty-shaking storm heats up, some are still scratching their heads with one simple question: What is it?
New Orleans bounce artist Big Freedia's dancers perform during the 2012 Hangout Music Festival on May 20, 2012 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. (Erika Goldring/Getty)
The Wikipedia definition of twerking is, oddly, perfect. “Twerking is a dance move that involves a person shaking their hips and bottom in a bouncy up and down motion causing it to shake, wobble, and jiggle.”
Joffrey Bieber, a Game of Thrones-inspired Tumblr account, transposes King Joffrey Baratheon with pop star Justin Bieber. The results are hilarious.
Who would win in a fistfight between pop superstar Justin Bieber and fictional King of the Iron Throne Joffrey Baratheon?
Olenna Tyrell is HBO's 'Game of Thrones' and Violet Crawley of Masterpiece's 'Downton Abbey'.
Too difficult of a question? Never fear, our new Tumblr obsession, Joffrey Bieber, lets both tow-headed annoyances live as one, together. The Tumblr page, which features photos and GIFs of the Game of Thrones’s character morphed with the head of tween heartthrob Justin Bieber, boasts the slogan: “Where fiction's biggest brat and real life's biggest brat become one!"
Marc Maron takes his popular podcast ‘WTF’ to IFC in his new scripted comedy, ‘Maron,’ out today. He dishes to Jean Trinh on angry comics, his love for LCD Soundsystem, and more.
“I’ve been on Conan O’Brien like 47 times, and you don’t know who I am, right?”
Stand-up comedian and podcast host Marc Maron poses for a portrait April 11 in New York. His new TV series “Maron” premieres tonight on IFC. (Dan Hallman/Invision/AP)
Marc Maron says this to his veterinarian the opening moments of the first episode of Maron—premiering on IFC tonight at 10 p.m.—in an attempt to impress her as she takes a look at his cat. However, this statement isn’t a fictionalized or even exaggerated part of his new scripted show; Maron has been on O’Brien’s shows more than any other comedian. A veteran in the comedy game, he’s performed stand-up around the country and has recorded specials for HBO and Comedy Central Presents. With a strong cult following backing his popular podcast, a new TV show based on his life, and a memoir, Attempting Normal, released earlier this week, it’s safe to say Maron isn’t an unknown.
What’s next for the man whose motto is ‘just keep livin’? The ‘Mud’ star gets serious with Marlow Stern.
“WHAT HAPPENS when a man turns 40?” asks Matthew McConaughey, rocking back and forth in his chair at a hotel suite in downtown Manhattan.
McConaughey plays fugitive and title character Mud in his latest film. (James Bridges/Roadside Attractions)
The megawatt Texan grin and good ol’ boy twinkle in his eye—A-list ammo that landed him a string of himbo roles in cookie-cutter romantic comedies like The Wedding Planner, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Failure to Launch, and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past—has metastasized into a penetrating stare. McConaughey is getting existential, y’all. The rocking stops. He leans in.
Chevy, Mountain Dew, Hyundai—they’ve all yanked advertisements in the past week in response to public outcries of bad taste. Watch the commercials and decide for yourself.
After a week like this, one gets nostalgic for the days of a cheesy jingle, a dancing cartoon, and a slogan with a smile.
A jarring amount of advertisements in recent days have either been pulled by the companies that commissioned them or incited controversy for offensive content—including glaringly racist lyrics, mockery of suicide, and attempts to make violence against women funny. Here’s a quick tour through the hall of shame.
The Ansel Adams of selfies had a bathroom photo shoot with no shirt on Wednesday night and posted the fruits of her labor on the Internet. Haven’t we all? (NSFW)
We've all been there. You're standing in the toilet, looking in the mirror, and you think: photo shoot. You look down and see you're only wearing tights, tights that have severe rips and runs up and down the leg. Perfect. You look up. Uh-oh. You've forgotten to wear a top on this trip to the bathroom. It was meant to be, you shrug. The photo shoot commences anyway.
For the first photo, you try out that scrunched-up, just-smelled-a-fart look that's supposed to be sexy-cute, haphazardly covering your bare breasts with your arms, just as Gisele or Miranda Kerr would do. Nailed it. In the next, you go Little Mermaid style, draping your bleached-blonde weave over your bosoms. But, ah! There's a glitch! You recently just shaved half your head. There's only hair enough to cover one boob. What to do? But you fan your half head of hair out and cover that cumbersome left nipple with your elbow. You're crafty.
Step aside, Anne Hathaway. Gwyneth Paltrow has resumed her crown as the media’s punching bag. But a decade later, why are we still harping on how ‘annoying’ she is? Plus…is she, really?
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
There’s a veritable encyclopedia of quotes those who are annoyed by her can cite to prove what they perceive as her unconscionable lack of self-awareness and apparently unstomachable pretentiousness. Perhaps, as Star magazine quoted when naming the Oscar winner the year’s Most Hated Celebrity, it’s when she said, “I’m really fucking good at my job. People who are interesting and good know that, and that’s all that matters,” that irks these malcontents the most. Maybe it was when she proudly asserted, “I am who I am; I can’t pretend to be somebody who makes $25,000 a year,” or “I would rather die than let my kid eat Cup-a-Soup,” that this exceptionally passionate faction of people decided that they just can’t with Gwyneth anymore.
‘Homeland’s’ war may be hotter than the Cold War in FX’s ‘The Americans,’ but Showtime’s spy drama, which returns for a third season this fall, could learn a few lessons from the latter.
When The Americans debuted on FX earlier this year, the Cold War–set espionage drama, which became as much about the arranged marriage between its main characters Elizabeth (Kerri Russell) and Phillip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) as about their undercover activities, felt like a welcome replacement for Homeland, Showtime’s war-on-terror drama, which started off strong and spun into implausibility in its second season. The Americans could suffer the same fate in its own second season, falling prey to sappy and unconvincing romances and escalating and improbable spy plots. But for now, The Americans’s strong first season offers some potent lessons for how Homeland can recover its footing in its third year.
Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker/Newsweek Daily Beast; Photos: FX; Showtime
Most television shows about geopolitics depend on the idea that someone really is trying to destroy the world, and the hero is the only person who recognizes the threat, and who knows how to stop it. It’s a recipe that makes for excellent television drama, but a rather paranoid approach to the world at large, and one that generally makes the case for giving the government more power rather than less to fight the enemies that are all around us. Homeland juiced that equation by making its main character, CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), bipolar so that the people around her saw her erratic behavior and then her mental illness rather than her insight, and doubled her—and our—sense of vindication when her suspicions about Marine turned terrorist Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) were proved right.
Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter Blue Ivy Carter is the next Gabby Douglas. After a day playing outside, Blue Ivy becomes an Internet target.
Last summer Twitter took a vicious turn with comments on the state of Olympic Gold medal winner Gabby Douglas's hair. The first African-American woman to take home the gold for gymnastics could barely bask in the glory of her win as she dodged focus on the look of her tresses.
Beyoncé, her husband Jay-Z and their daughter Blue Ivy lunch at the restaurant Le Septieme before going to 'Bercy' for her concert. (Antoine Cau/SIPA, via Newscom)
Now Twitter is at again, and this time victim is much younger and even less equipped to fight back against the mean-spirited attacks against her physical appearance. Blue Ivy, the daughter of superstars Jay-Z and Beyoncé made a rare, very public appearance this past weekend at lunch with her parents. While the child is perfectly adorable, she’d clearly spent the day out and about playing. As a result, her massive head of curls were scattered all over her head. The child instantly became the butt of Internet jokes and tweets.
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