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Gwyneth Paltrow Compares Celebrity To A ‘Bloody War’

Noses UP!!
Noses UP!!

Oh, yes. The Insufferable One is at it a-bloody-gain.

Based on her CELEBRITY STATUS (yes, I’m YELLING) and her infuriatingly snooty blog GOOP, Paltrow was invited to give a quick 5-minute speech at a high-tech nerdfest called the Code Conference. She mentions that she spent countless nights worrying about not being able to fill up her small allotment of time, but ends up taking a full 15 minutes, after first bitching about not being provided with a teleprompter. (Please tell me she was eventually drug off the stage by Huell from Breaking Bad.) And just what exactly did she blather on about for three times her given amount of time on the agenda? HERSELF and how cruel The Internet is to the likes of HER.



On trolls never being punished: “The lack of empathy that is created when people can anonymously opine about the looks or actions of others … It’s where we are in our culture. Yes, it does worry me, for the development of my kids and the next generation, that people can be so cruel without experiencing the consequences of being so cruel face to face.”

On celebrities “deserving” it: “Celebrities, we’ve always gotten stones thrown at us and, you know, for good reason: We’re annoying. Some of us look okay, we look like we have money, our lives seem great. That may or may not be the case … Nevertheless, we get it. Or, at the very least, we expect that it’s part and parcel to what we do. Anyone in any field who has their head rise above a poppy in the field, they get their heads chopped off. It’s our human nature to feel that way, and to do it. … Everybody takes shit, it’s just the way it is.

You come across [online comments] about yourself and about your friends, and it’s a very dehumanizing thing. It’s almost like how, in war, you go through this bloody, dehumanizing thing, and then something is defined out of it. My hope is, as we get out of it, we’ll reach the next level of conscience.”

So, yeah. A couple of things. Her whole “poppy” reference is of course, a British (mostly Australian) term called “Tall Poppy Syndrome” which basically means we’re all just jealous bitches and want to see her fail. Yes, HER and ONLY her. Don’t you love how Paltrow is talking down to the audience of tech CEOs, all the while not truly understanding what the phrase means?  I DO, however, like her reference of the head-chopping. (See: Se7en) 

I’m glad I chose today to write about The Insufferable One since I already have a pain in my eye-type of headache. But…(say it with me!), THANK GOD THE FISHMONGER DELIVERS! (WARNING: Prepare to have your head explode if you click on the fishmonger link…)

Happy 50th Birthday David Fincher!

Happy Birthday, you obessesive-compulsive hot piece of ass, you.


One of DiCs husbands (whom both DivaJulia and I agree on) is celebrating a birthday. Director David Fincher is turning the big 5-0 and I thought we’d highlight some of his impressive work.

Don’t play coy with US, Mr. Fincher. We’ve got your number…and it’s Dipped in Cream, isn’t it?

Known for being behind the camera for films like ‘Seven,’ Fight Club‘ and ‘The Social Network,’ which earned him a Golden Globe and Bafta for Best Director, he started out his career doing music videos.  His first was Jermane Stewart‘s “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off” all the way back in 1986.

A couple of years later, David would work with Madonna for the first time with “Express Yourself,” inspired by Fritz Lang‘s 1927 silent epic ‘Metropolis.’

Who’s That FINCHER Girl?

The two would work together again for “Vogue” and “Oh Father.” I wonder if he would ever put her in one of his movies.

It seems 1990 was possibly his biggest video year ever, with “Vogue,” Aerosmith‘s “Janie’s Got A Gun, ” Billy Idol‘s “Cradle Of Love” and Don Henley‘s “End of the Innocence” dominating that year’s MTV Video Music Awards in nominations and wins. 

George Michael‘s “Freedom! ’90” featuring Cindy CrawfordNaomi Campbell and a number of other Supermodels was nominated for Best Direction, Cinematography and Editing at the 1991 VMAs.  Oh, yeah.

As the 90s went on and Fincher focused more on movies and commercials; he directed fewer videos, but there were some standout clips like The Rolling Stone‘s “Love Is Strong” featuring the band and some gigantic models stomping all over NYC. His last was Nine Inch Nails‘ “Only“, and of course he and Trent Reznor would later work together again when Finchy asked El Rez to score ‘The Social Network’ and ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.’


How about some Bonus Brad Pitt, because we all know Brad is David’s favorite!


Lest we forget, the epically creepy and dank opening and closing sequences in the brilliant film Se7en with Nine Inch Nails AND David Bowie.  This film is like a warm blanket on a cold night…that may just electrocute us if we’re not careful.  Oh, but the prickly fun of  it all…Closer Remixed and The Heart’s Filthy Lesson, respectively set the tone, and then leave us in a heap on the basement floor.  Begging. For. More.

Oh, and one more thing…

What’s in the BOX?