These bitches. First we had The Insufferable One (Paltrow) saying “the internet is like a bloody war” and now the other snippy, tall blonde actress, Charlize Theron compares the attention she gets from the press, paparazzi or Google (?) as “feel[ing] like rape”. I’m sorry, WHAT?
“I don’t do that, so that’s my saving grace,” Theron said when asked if she Googles herself. “When you start living in that world, and doing that, you start feeling raped.”
Questioned further about the blunt comparison, the 38-year-old actress added: “Well, when it comes to your son and your private life. Maybe it’s just me.”
Let’s remember for a moment just who Ms. Theron is now dating (if that’s the proper verb)…serial-woman abuser, Sean Penn.
Listen, I get using metaphors and I understand being overly-dramatic at times, howEVER. Stating that having your picture taken or being written about on celebrity websites does not a rape make. A camera flashing in your face is not assault. (Your boyfriend might show you what assault really is someday, but that’s another story for another day.)
These people need to THINK before using harmful language that lessens actual rape. Or actual war. Celebrities for the most part are pampered, overpaid and overindulged adults who get to play pretend for a living. Simply put? Shut up or get out and find a REAL job that pays under $10 per hour, Charlize.
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Stars, they’re just like us! They don’t pay attention to where they’re going either. While going to lunch with girlfriend Kim Kardashian, poor Kanye West accidentally hit a pole attatched to a street sign while trying to avoid the paparazzi. I feel bad for the guy, especially because he was so embarrassed by it he went off on one of the paps. I couldn’t help but laugh either.
We’ve all been there. Tripped on the sidewalk, waved to a stranger you thought was a friend. It’s normal, but this is Kanye and there was no way he could have played it cool and his feelings got hurt. Some aspirin and a drink, I’m sure he was fine.
AI got a little weird on Wednesday night. I haven’t watched every season, but the in the seasons I remember never have I seen such blatant mission by the judges to try to sway the votes. Especially for a contestant who quite frankly doesn’t deserve it. I also don’t usually find myself agreeing with Jimmy Iovine but I did last night, and we’ll get to that, along with a reported Idol coup.
The girls spent time at the Los Angeles Children Hospital with some unfortunately very sick, but ridiculously adorable kids. It was nice seeing them interacting with the patients, brightening their day and donating some new instruments. There was a lot of singing to do as well, the girls has two solo numbers and duets. The first was a song of their choice, then a one-hit-wonder from the 70s.
Amber Holcomb was up first with Celine Dion‘s “The Power Of Love” which she wore a very Celine-ish white pantsuit for. She looked great and sounded great, until those last couple of notes. Mariah Carey told her that she gave the song that “2013 flavor” it needed, and this made me think back to when Mimi performed with Celine on the first ‘Divas Live.’ Again, Amber was great here despite some pitchy moments, but this unusual amount of praise would carry on to her other not so good performance.
For her second solo she sang “MacArthur Park” which although was a popular hit for it’s writer Richard Harris and then Disco Queen Donna Summer, it probably wasn’t the best song to choose. The “someone left the cake out in the rain” is simultaneously the most hilarious and most depressing lyric ever written, I mean who wants a wet cake, but Amber couldn’t get away from the weirdness of the song no matter how she tried to sang this song. None of the judges really judged her performance, they just kept talking about how great she was, though Keith Urban threw in a little joke about Harris. After the break, Iovine said he didn’t buy the song no matter who was singing it and that it was “corny.” I tip my baseball cap to you, Jimmy.
Candice Glover – Emotion – American Idol 12…by IdolxMuzic Candice Glover put her own spin on Drake‘s “Find Your Love.” This is what I love about Candice, she knows how to change the old and the new to fit her voice and style. While Amber is trying to position herself as music’s next diva, Candice is showing that she will be a versatile artist that can deliver a contemporary hit without trying too hard. Randy Jackson told her to not use her voice, the thing that has been keeping her at the top in the competition, because it makes her sound like she’s in church. I kid you the eff not. Along with that, the judges didn’t like the way she changed the melody or that they couldn’t put her into one box. What the hell is going on?
For her next solo she chooses “Emotion,” originally done by The Bee Gees, but it was a one time hit for Samantha Sang. Next to the original, I also like the Destiny’s Child version, and i’m pretty sure it was a hit for them too, but I guess the show let that slide. The judges all seemed to be grooving and singing along to her performance, which was nice to see, and they seemed to have changed their tune about her abilities, though Keith tells her to pick a song that makes her stand out next time. Ryan Seacrest brought Iovine on stage to stir things up a bit. The coaches aren’t smoking, but I do wonder what they have in their Coke cups.
Something was up with Kree Harrison last night, and it wasn’t just a cold. To me she came off as tired and discouraged, and the judges weren’t helping. Her first song was “It Hurt So Bad” by Susan Tedeschi, a song I don’t recognize but I think she did a good job with it, she was energetic and overall it was a good performance. Urban is asking a lot of the girls, especially Kree, saying that she needed to “break his heart” with her performances. Uh, alright. Nicki Minaj would tell her that it wasn’t a “Top 4 performance.” Why are they beating up on Kree?
She went with another questionable song choice with Procol Harem‘s “Whiter Shade of Pale” which was another technically good performance, but not as exciting as her first. Randy and Mariah thought she redeemed herself for her first performance, but Nicki went on a tirade saying that she expected to see Kree in the Bottom. Well yeah, two people have to be in the Bottom, but it felt like Minaj was telling people not to vote for her.
Angie Miller went with Jessie J‘s “Who You Are” as her first song, she also sang a Jessie song for her audition. She was back at the piano, delivering a solid performance, and vocally it was better than what she has been doing. The judges loved it, and Jimmy put her neck and neck with Amber. Was the leader in the competition about to change?
For her second song, she did Julie London‘s “Cry Me A River,” but I did wonder how she would do with Timberlake‘s song of the same name. Again, another vocally good performance and it was really pretty. There wasn’t much to Angie tonight besides good performances. She keeps doing what the judges tell her to do, which is why I imagine they always go so hard for her.
The first duet was Amber and Kree for Adele‘s “Rumor Has It” which was odd and shouty. It actually wasn’t that bad, just kind of off and once again the judges baffled me by saying that Amber blew Kree out of the water. What was this nonsense?! Candice and Angie did much better on Rihanna and Mikky Ekko‘s “Stay,” getting in some good runs but not overshadowing each other.
Speaking of overshadowing, the news that producers were thinking about dumping both Mariah and Nicki to bring back former judge Jennifer Lopez leaked through The Hollywood Reporter earlier this week. I like J.Lo as a judge, but she wanted to move on to do other things. She will be returning for the finale next month though, and that should be hilarious to watch, given her and Mariah’s history. Which is why I guess this news is so weird. I don’t think Mariah is a bad judge, but people expected her to be on her DIVA at all times, but Nicki took over and made the judges panel about her. I wouldn’t be all that sad to see either of them leave, but honestly I would be a bit pissed if I was Carey. First they bring her on and then announce that she won’t be the only female judge, now they want to replace her with the woman she replaced.
Well, at least she already got that check. Sadly, I expect to see Kree and Candice in the Bottom 2. Not because they were bad of course, but because this show is trying to make us believe Amber’s weird ass is better than them. I don’t hate Amber, it’s just that I can’t believe what the judges want us to believe about her.