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Tom Cruise is all cross with Life & Style magazine, so he’s suing them for $50 million.

 

Hello there, my lovely readers. A big thank you as always for being so patient with me between posts as I galavant across the United States. For those of you interested, I’m currently in Milwaukee, where it’s chilly, but super pretty. I now understand why people go on and on about how nice ‘fall’ (or autumn) is. It’s beautiful here.

I’m also terribly excited to celebrate my first real American Halloween with my cousin, but for those of you who are thinking ‘when is this girl going to end her holiday and get back to posting regularly?!’ the answer is, soon. November 9th is the day I return, and you can expect regular posts from then for the foreseeable future, as I won’t have any money for a social life upon my return.

Anyway, it’s been awhile since we’ve talked about the Cruises, so let’s catch up with Tom and Suri, yeah?

Okay, so remember this headline?

 

 

Tom’s super pissed about this headline, which is fair enough, since the reliable sources I’ve come across since the divorce have basically all said that when Tom’s not around Suri, he speaks to her at least once a day if not more. Now, I think I’ve made it clear that I’m not Tom’s biggest fan, and that I’m firmly team Holmes in this divorce, but this headline was ridiculous and completely unfounded from the start, so I’m all for Tom suing. Plus, it gives me more reasons to keep talking about Suri, who I just adore because I like to imagine that she’s exactly like the Allie Hagan version of Suri from Suri’s Burn Book (buy Suri’s Burn Book, the book, from Amazon. You won’t regret it, it’s fantastic.).

 

The lawsuit was filed in LA, and this is what Tom’s lawyer, Bert Fields, has to say about it:

Tom is a caring father who dearly loves Suri. She’s a vital part of his life and always will be. To say he has ‘abandoned’ her is a vicious lie. To say it in lurid headlines with a tearful picture of Suri is reprehensible.

Tom doesn’t go around suing people. He’s not a litigious guy. But when these sleaze peddlers try to make money with disgusting lies about his relationship with his child, you bet he’s going to sue.

These serial defamers are foreign owned companies with their global headquarters in Hamburg. They take money from unsuspecting Americans by selling their malicious garbage. Having to pay a libel judgment may slow them down. Tom will undoubtedly give the money to charity. He always has.

Okay, so the last two sentences made me roll my eyes, but I was on board until the very end, which is better than Tom normally does for me, so good for him. I guess we’ll all just have to wait and see how this plays out, but I’m going to predict that Tom wins this one, particularly because it concerns Suri. What do you think?

 

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Leona Lewis is a snotty leak-tease who’s trying to drum up attention for herself because she’s understandably jealous of Rihanna.

 

Okay, so let me start by saying that before this, Leona Lewis wasn’t on my radar. I think I know at least one of her songs, but if you asked me what it was called I’d struggle to think of it. So I have no idea what this chick’s deal is, if she’s generally a diva like Christina who thinks she’s better than everyone else, or if she gets her publicity from trash talking everyone else, or if this is just a faux pas on an otherwise unblemished record of pop diva good behaviour. I have no idea, so that’s the stance from which this post is coming from; a place of relative oblivion when it comes to Leona Lewis.

On the other hand, y’all know that RiRi’s place on my personal pop hierarchy is princess first in line to the throne if and when Britney decides to abdicate the throne, so I’ve got mad bias towards her. But that’s probably enough background, let’s get to the actual drama.

This is the deal. Leona’s come out and said that she recorded We Found Love way before Rihanna did, but didn’t want to ‘commit to it’ because she wanted some song called Trouble that I’m fairly sure I’ve never heard to be her first single, and apparently Calvin Harris and his people got sick of waiting. He went on tour with Rihanna and ended up recording the version that became the smash hit single that every person familiar with the pop world has heard and has one of the best videos of Rihanna’s career to go with it.

This is what she said that has me all worked up:

It was the same version and production but mine’s better. I still have the recording but I’d never leak it. That’s so unprofessional.

It was a bit annoying to see how big a hit it was around the world, but if I’d released it maybe it wouldn’t have done as well.

I can’t even. Okay, so you know what’s unprofessional? Saying that it’s exactly the same, but that yours is better. Assuming for a moment that her version is better (which I totally and completely doubt, by the way), why not leak the track to back your shit up? Essentially what she’s said is “I have a version of We Found Love that’s exactly the same as the smash hit song, except that it’s better, but you’ll NEVER HEAR IT because it would be rude to Rihanna to let the world hear how much better my song is. You’re welcome, Rih.’ And you’re right, Leona, it probably wouldn’t have done as well if you’d released it, because I like to think that I’m a fairly standard pop fan, and I love and adore Rihanna and have barely even heard of you. Like, I know you exist, but I don’t really care, and this isn’t helping, because now when I hear your name, this is what I’ll think about. Welcome to my bad list, don’t expect a Christmas card.

 

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are going to host the Golden Globes and I am totally excited about it.

 

So the Globes have totally outdone the Academy in their choice for hosts. Okay, so I’m a huge, huge fan of both of these ladies, Tina Fey can do whatever she wants and she’ll get a pass from me, and same goes for Amy Poehler, because Parks & Recreation is one of my favourite shows on television right now (sidenote: If we’re talking about how funny Parks & Rec is can we take a minute to talk about how good the season premiere of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia was? So funny, I can’t even.).

Mean Girls is one of my favourite movies, and these two ruled SNL. Basically what I’m saying is that Baby Mama aside (because I’ve seen it, and I’m choosing not to comment on it because if I’m being honest I didn’t think it was great.), these two can do no wrong together, they’re amongst my favourite celebrity besties, and I’m totally and completely excited to see what they come up with for the Globes, especially after Ricky Gervais failed to live up to expectations this year. It’s also giving me hope for the coming awards season, after the Academy made the embarrassing decision to choose Seth MacFarlane to host the most important awards show of the year.

The duo will be hosting the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards, airing on January 13, and the producers had this to say about their decision:

It’s exciting to have two of the most respected names in comedy. Amy and Tina’s well known chemistry along with their spontaneity and glamour makes them a perfect fit for the Golden Globes.

What do you think? Will you miss Ricky Gervais, would you want him back? Are you happy with Tina and Amy? Who else would you like to see host in the future?

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The first poster and trailer for the Carrie remake are here.

 

 

Eeeeeeeee! I’m too excited! If you’ve been reading PCP for awhile, you’ll know how much I love the original Carrie, as well as it’s really average sequel The Rage: Carrie 2. Pair that with my love for Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore and Judy Greer, and well, there was just no way that I wasn’t going to be obsessed with this film. And finally, the trailers are starting to arrive. Today, we have the first teaser, and from the 58 seconds, I’m already hooked. I can’t embed it, so you can click over to Worst Previews to watch it. From their site, also, is the plot, for those of you who haven’t seen the original and haven’t been obsessing over this film since it was announced:

The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine, is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter, Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Judy Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc.

What do you think? Are you as excited as I am, or do you want to just see a full trailer already?

 

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Esquire makes official what we’ve all known forever and names Mila Kunis the Sexiest Woman Alive.

 

Like, duh. Am I right?

Okay, okay, I’m totally biased. I think Mila Kunis is basically the coolest chick alive, and I think she’s unbelievably pretty. Obviously, the photos from the shoot are above, and I’m going to put the interview from Esquire’s site below.

What do you think, though? Deserved? Undeserved? Who else do you think should be on the list?

You can check out 23 other ladies who made the cut here.

 

The Interview:

Los Angeles, 10:00 a.m.

My career was threatened over me not wanting to do the cover of a magazine.

By who?

By an executive. Oh, that’s not even true. A person higher than an executive. It was like, If you don’t do this magazine, you’ll never work in this company. I went, “Great.” It was the first time that I had someone on the phone tell me that I will never work in this industry again.

Did you laugh?

I said, “I’m sorry, what did you say?”

Which magazine?

It wasn’t Playboy, but it was a magazine I didn’t want to do. It’s very simple. I just didn’t want to do it. I said I would do that one and that one, just not this one. And this person couldn’t accept no. In my twenty-nine years, I’ve never met someone who lied as much as this person did. You know when little kids look at you with chocolate all over their face, and then you say, “Why did you eat that chocolate?” And they say, “I didn’t eat chocolate,” and you say, “But you have it on your face.” It was worse than that. There are good, honest people who work their asses off and don’t reach nearly as much success as this person does.

It seems like you just got something off your chest.

I never spoke about it, and I did as little interviews as I possibly could. Because why support a project that didn’t support me back? People in this industry lie so much, they believe their lies. That’s what I learned on that movie. I learned people are assholes and people lie. I think that was the turning point of my career. Where I said no!

Wow. “People are assholes and people lie,” says Mila Kunis on a lovely Wednesday morning in a café in the Hollywood Hills. What she’s talking about is her experience during the production and then the promotion of Max Payne, the 2008 action film she starred in with Mark Wahlberg. This all erupted suddenly, when that movie happened to come up during a conversation about some of her recent roles. She didn’t want to talk about it. Then she paused. And then she started talking about it. She squinted and slowly moved her head from side to side in a way that only means … motherfuckers! What Kunis is right now is worked up. Which is a fascinating thing to watch. Because onscreen, Mila Kunis is a master at being worked up — as Jackie on That ’70s Show, as Wahlberg’s girlfriend in Ted, as the voice of Meg Griffin on Family Guy. In real life, it’s just as captivating. Even over eggs.

She’s wearing shorts and a T-shirt and very little makeup. When she took off her sunglasses while offering her hand, she revealed eyes that are not the giant smoky eyes you are used to seeing in photographs. They are big eyes, but they are not mythically big, not the anime eyes you were expecting. She’s just come from running errands. In fact, the Sexiest Woman Alive is at this moment not even the most glamorous woman in the café. She’s in between work right now. She’s finished shooting Oz: The Great and Powerful. She’ll start shooting The Angriest Man in Brooklyn two weeks from now. She likes to talk. She answers questions directly and substantively. At times forcefully. But always affably. If she doesn’t understand what you’re getting at, she will give you the side-eye, but it comes off as genuine, not derisive. Seth MacFarlane, who cast her as the voice of Meg on Family Guyand directed her in Ted, has said she has a voice that you could hear over a jet engine, but that’s an exaggeration. At least at first. At first, her voice is almost meek. It cracks. It’s a kind voice. And possibly a little tired. Until she gets going.

So I spoke with Seth about you. And he mocked me at least once.

Only once?

I used the word wonderful to describe your voice.

Oh, God.

What I meant was textured and interesting and great for an animated show. And he started laughing. He said, “Wonderful would not be the word I would use to describe it. Overpowering maybe.”

He’s such a douchebag. I keep telling him, “Sarcasm does not translate well in print.” And he is so fucking dry. I’ve known him since I was fourteen, and I find self-deprecating humor great. I tell him, “You can mock away because I know who you are. In print, though? You’re going to come off like an asshole. So be careful.”

Do you think you’re funny?

I think I stumbled upon doing funny things, but I’m not funny. I just know how to deliver a joke. There are people who naturally exude humor and are constantly saying funny things, and there are the people who know how to deliver a joke. It’s a learned skill. Through twenty years of doing this, I practice it. I think that the second you think that you’re funny is when you stop being funny.

How do you learn to deliver a joke?

Practice. Eight years of a TV show. You learn a lot. Jokes come in threes.

Rhythm.

That’s all you need. You have to know the rhythm of a joke. And you can learn the timing of a joke, but it doesn’t mean that you’re going to become Lucille Ball.

Are your parents funny?

My dad is dry and sarcastic, and my mom just laughs at everything.

She got her start by being funny, at least in the Hollywood sense.

As a teenager she was the funniest part of a successful sitcom (That ’70s Show). Then a supporting part in a small but successful romantic comedy (Forgetting Sarah Marshall). Then things took a gritty turn, a meaty role in a bigger movie alongside a huge star (The Book of Eli, Denzel Washington) and a startling performance as a crazy and manipulative diva in Black Swan, which happened to involve kissing another woman. Then another romantic comedy, a starring role with Justin Timberlake in the successful Friends with Benefits.

It’s been a busy career so far, but its trajectory is perhaps not unusual for a beautiful, talented actress in her late twenties. What is unusual is the story of her life before she was cast in her first commercial at age nine (after being discovered at a child-actor showcase by the woman who still manages her).

She was eight, in 1991, when she immigrated with her parents and her brother from Ukraine to escape anti-Semitism and the turmoil that came with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Her family moved into a two-bedroom, one-bath apartment in Los Angeles, at the corner of Sweetzer and Melrose, right in the heart of West Hollywood. Mom, Dad, brother, grandfather and grandmother, her other grandfather, and her. They lived there for about four years as her parents worked jobs quite different from the professional careers they’d abandoned back home. It’s not the usual tale of a young Hollywood star. Who wouldn’t want to talk about it?

I’ve talked about it for so long. If you can find something in it that I haven’t disclosed …

You seem bored by this. Do you find it not very interesting?

I find it incredibly interesting, but I want you to go walk down Fairfax. And every. Single. One. Of those people has a similar story. My immigration story is being made into something bigger than it needs to be.

Do you think it’s being fetishized a little bit?

Completely. It has nothing to do with me. I feel awful talking about it, because my parents should sit down and talk about it. They’re the ones who went through hell and back, who gave everything up. I didn’t do anything. I was eight years old, and I tagged along. And my parents made me feel safe. I didn’t make those decisions. So I can’t take responsibility for it. Every immigrant has a story. “And in 1991 during the fall of communism…” Everybody has a story. Let me just repeat: I was eight years old. I didn’t know what was happening.

But you have memories.

Well, hold on. I don’t know how much of those are my memories and how much of it is a memory I created through the stories that my parents tell. And I don’t know how to differentiate between an honest memory or my parents retelling the same story for twenty years.

Do you think that experience has an effect on how you approach your work?

I don’t know if it does consciously.

In interviews, when you talk about your career, you express certain values that a lot of people doing your job don’t frequently express: fear, loyalty, humility…

What I do and who I am are two different things. And they always will be. What happens with people is they lose sight of who they are, and they become either who they want to be or who they are perceived to be. But whatever it is, it is no longer who they are. So much of who you are in this industry is based on what that critic says, what that director says, what that actor says. People start believing all that, and they become what everybody else wants them to be. And I think that I’ve consciously separated my two lives. I love what I do. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. But when I’m done with work, I’m done with work. I think that if I bought into the hype, I would lose all sight of who I am, and so much of who I am is what my parents went through and instilled in me. And I never want to lose that. Ever. Because I would be so disappointed if I didn’t make them proud.

When she is excited, she talks loudly. Loud enough that any of the ten or so people in the immediate vicinity can hear every word she’s saying. Loud enough that you start whispering just to counteract it. She will talk about anything that doesn’t bore her — except for maybe one thing. When interviewers ask her about who she’s dating, she gives the vaguest possible answer. Her reticence to discuss this part of her life fuels an interest in the subject by celebrity magazines, which in turn compels a small army of paparazzi to follow her car every day.

Say she drove straight here from her home — instead of getting up early and going to Pilates or spinning, as she did — a single car would follow her, she says. That car would probably be a dark-blue Mustang with two people inside — that’s the car on her every day. Later, three or four more cars would join the fleet. If she were seen walking into this café, there likely would be seven cars waiting when she comes out. Recently, at her grandparents’ house, she counted thirteen cars. The last time she asked them to stop taking her photo was when she was visiting the cemetery where her grandfather was buried. That was July 7. Those photos are available online.

Do you think there will come a point when it’s impossible to feel normal?

Is it that hard to go grocery shopping? I can’t walk out of my house without being photographed, but it doesn’t mean that at ten o’clock at night, I can’t go to my twenty-four-hour Ralphs.

Will you be photographed when you leave here?

I’m fine because I left my house at 6:00 A.M. If I leave really early, before they get there, I’m okay. As long as I don’t pick them up.

It sounds unsettling, but at least they’re doing a job. You’re not talking about someone who is—

Wishing harm upon me? They totally are. They want nothing more than for you to get in a car accident so they can have a photograph.

Are we here because this place doesn’t get as much paparazzi?

That and the oatmeal. Here’s the truth: People want to get photographed in this industry a lot more than they let on. For instance, everything is sponsorship-based. When you see photos in magazines and someone’s holding a Coke or a Sprite and they’re just walking down the street, that’s a sponsorship.

Or carrying a certain purse.

It’s a setup for a sponsorship.

And there are the photos of young actresses frolicking on the beach that seem like a cooperative effort.

At least that’s controlled. But I don’t want it. I really don’t want it. The fact that I even have to talk about it … it’s common sense: Privacy is privacy. I no longer have it.

You’re probably waiting for the question about who you’re dating.

Not from Esquire.

You’re right. We don’t care. I want to follow up on an answer you recently gave to Glamour. You said you engaged in political street art. Uh, political street art?

I can’t really go into detail because I’m going to get into trouble.

Why would you get into trouble?

Because it’s illegal.

Can you be vague about it then?

It has to do with the Defense of Marriage Act. It’s my friend’s issue. I’m supporting him.

[She goes off the record.]

Yeah, you could be arrested for that.

But I’d be arrested for something I believe in… . Good luck including something about gay rights in Esquire.

Of course I could include that.

Okay.

Do you consider yourself political?

I find it all to be incredibly entertaining. I went to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner with Wolf Blitzer. It’s weird: You get invited by people you don’t know — and I never wanna go again, because I had the most incredible experience. Ever. I watch CNN or MSNBC all day long, every day. So I meet with Wolf, and I was like, “Oh, my God. There’s Wolf Blitzer.” Like two drinks in, I just start talking. “So, about Ahmadinejad’s nephew …” Wolf was surprised I followed politics.

Politics can also be incredibly demoralizing.

The way that Republicans attack women is so offensive to me. And the way they talk about religion is offensive. I may not be a practicing Jew, but why we gotta talk about Jesus all the time? And it’s baffling to me how a poor person in Georgia can say, “I’m a Republican.” Why?

That’s a controversial position.

Do you remember the McCain commercial? “Finish the dang fence.” Do you remember this?

No.

God, not many people have seen this commercial. McCain’s walking along the Arizona border fence and talking to a sheriff, and the sheriff says, “You’re one of us, sir.” And McCain turns to the sheriff and says, “Eh, finish the dang fence.” I lost my shit. “Finish the dang fence.”

Some people don’t like to hear celebrities talk about politics.

I don’t think I’m a celebrity. I’m a working actress. I think there’s a difference.

That’s a philosophical distinction.

Looking like this, not followed here, you and I can take a walk, two, three people might be like “Hey!” If Rihanna was sitting here, Rihanna would be: Rihanna!

Did you choose to meet here because it affords you some privacy?

No, it’s not private at all. It’s a very actory canyon.

Actory?

Esquire, here’s the thing: Every actor between the age of eighteen and twenty-five lives in Beachwood. It’s a hipster neighborhood. There’s Birds and La Poubelle, two bars down the street that are super hippie-dippie. So they all come here. And there’s the Hollywood sign, so you see a bunch of tourists. There’s a beautiful lookout point straight ahead by the dog park. It’s beautiful. It’s the most perfect view of the Hollywood sign.

Maybe I’ll walk up there.

This is a massive, winding hill up. It’s not like a New York avenue. You would die. You can’t do it.

Have you ever lived in New York?

On and off. Right now, I like New York for two months, three months, and then I like to get out of New York. I like the idea of New York, where everybody keeps to themselves and then congregates and disperses. I like that people aren’t in your business. You get together, but everybody’s got somewhere to be. Here, everybody’s so loosey-goosey throughout the day. There’s traffic all day long. Nobody really has a job that’s nine to five. There’s something to be said for L. A., because you have a yard. And quiet. Although the place in the West Village that I always stay at when I’m in New York has a rooftop. It’s two years ago that I started renting this apartment. There’s peace and quiet. Right over the river, it is silence. And it is amazing.

Too bad we had to have this conversation here. We requested that this not happen at this place.

Would you rather do dinner in New York? A dinner in New York is easier to do than a dinner in L. A.

A dinner anywhere is great.

You pick where you want to go in New York. But be polite. Don’t send me off in the middle of, you know, Times Square.

I don’t have the power to send you off anywhere.

All I’m saying is don’t make it superpublic. Oh, I’m so excited to go back. We could have a glass of wine on my rooftop.

This is one of those things that gets forgotten immediately after the interview.

Not at all. I will give you my e-mail. You can e-mail me.

New York, 8:30 P.M.
(Two Weeks Later)

She actually answered the e-mail.

From the roof deck of her apartment in the West Village, you can see every major building in Manhattan. It feels like a stadium of lights and architecture. It’s high enough that the city is only humming.

She answers the elevator (it opens into the apartment) wearing workout clothes. No makeup again. On our way out to the roof, she gives a tour of the house. The living room, with a baby-grand piano upon which she bangs out the only song she knows. (What’s it called? “I have no idea.”) The kitchen, the dining room, the den. (“Check out these bookcases!”) Even though she arrived late last night, it looks like she’s been here for weeks.

On the best roof deck in the city, she talks about how she’s treated on the street in New York. No paparazzi following her around. “Today, I got ‘Yo! Don’t quit acting!’ I said, ‘Okay!’ ” She talks about rehearsing with Robin Williams on the first day of production for The Angriest Man in Brooklyn. She reminded him of how kind he was to her when they met for the first time when she was fifteen, and how much it still means to her. She talks about not being nervous to do a talk show (“That’s just shooting the shit with Conan for twenty minutes”) but being terrified to give a speech at a wedding. When she’s asked why she’s never hosted SNL — an odd omission in her list of credits — she looks petrified. “I cannot express to you how nervous it makes me. It’s the most frightening thing.” She shudders.

Out of nowhere she looks toward the river and says, “How amazing is this?” She claps her hands and bounces up and down like she just won a prize. At this moment, her two lives — what she does and who she is — seem as separate as they can possibly get. It’s 10:30 now and she wants to take a walk. She’s a little hungry, and it’s a beautiful night, and no one even knows she’s here.

 

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So it turns out I think Anna Kendrick is amazing, and you should all go see Pitch Perfect. I also think you should check out this singer called Cari Quoyeser.

 

Hello hello hello, greetings from Las Vegas, my friends! Apologies as always for the delay between posts again, I’ve been on the move again, and as I’ve just mentioned, am now in Las Vegas. Now, if you’ve been reading PCP for awhile, you’ll know the level of obsession that I have with anything to do with the Titanic, and today I got to go see the Titanic Aritfact Exhibition at the Luxor, and it. was. incredible. (Yes, I cried. Only a little bit though!). If you’re interested in it, you can see a couple of sneaky pics I took from inside on my instagram.

Anyway, remember how I talked about Pitch Perfect and how it was basically going to be Bring It On but with singing? Well, I went and saw it the other day, and that’s exactly what it is. That being said, it’s awesome, because I love Bring It On and I loved Pitch Perfect. Rebel Wilson was AMAZING in it. I’m about to write something kinda spoiler-ish for a great quote from the film, so if you don’t want to read it, skip the quotation below.

Okay, so she’s this singer from Tasmania called ‘Fat Amy’ and she says something along the lines of: ‘One time, I performed in a musical production of Fiddler on the Roof, but all the Jews were played by Aboriginals. It was very Jewish.’ Ben and I laughed so hard, and so loud, that it was like, completely obnoxious.

 

Point is, go see it because it’s great.

Okay, so moving onto Anna Kendrick. I never really thought I liked her that much, but it turns out I think she’s kind of awesome, and it partially because I loved Pitch Perfect, and partially because this interview is awesome, and I think this cup thing she does is bad-ass (It’s not that, get your mind out of the gutter. You’re filthy.):

 

I also really love that she taught herself to do that, because I sure as fuck don’t have the patience for that kind of thing.

 

While we’re on the subject of singers, allow me to tell you about this girl called Cari Quoyeser.

For the one day we were in Austin, we happened to find the first ever Whole Foods store, which was massive, and when we sat down outside to drink our coffees, this chick with an awesome voice and her bad-ass bass player bandmate were performing for the crowd, and basically they blew us all away. I think she has an incredible voice, and I think you should check out her music here. Bonus points if you can tell me who her voice reminds me of, because I can’t put my finger on it.

 

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Let’s talk about celebrities and politics. And Leo.

 

So since my last blog, I’ve had a couple of cocktails and watched a performance at the hotel called ‘The Evolution of Dance’, which, okay, did Show Me How You Burlesque, and Bad Romance, as well as snippets from the following dances in no particular order: The Macarena, Ice Ice Baby, Baby Got Back, Lose Yourself, which, yes, is just him pretending to throw his hand up like Eminem, Single Ladies, Hounddog, Grease Lightning, Thriller, Cotton Eyed Joe, Jump Around, and a whole lot of other songs that basically didn’t actually have dances. Was it entertaining? Yes. Were they talented? Well, let’s just say they should be glad they’re not on Dance Moms or Abby would be ripping them apart backstage right now. But the point is, WHERE IS BRITNEY? Where is I’m a Slave 4 U? Where is Me Against the Music? Where is Oops! … I Did It Again? Where is … Baby, One More Time? OMG, like I seriously can’t even with you right now, Cabo. It’s like, are you still mad about this:

 

Because it was like 10 years ago and she made it all right last year!

… Okay, I’m kidding, obviously. Point is, it’s a serious oversight on their part to not include this:

 

Like, really. That shit is ICONIC. But perhaps it’s time to get to the actual post.

My boy DiCaprio has a new(ish) mission, and it’s aimed at getting young people, and, I suppose, all other people, to ‘vote for stuff’. It’s a new campaign being led by Leo and his best buddy since forever/co-star in The Great Gatsby, Tobey Maguire. The ad also enlists a whole bunch of other celebrities, like Zac Efron (who Leo was at the basketball with one time), Selena Gomez (who has a crush on Leo), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception), Ellen DeGeneres, Benicio Del Toro (who knocked up Kimberly Stewart that one time and that doesn’t have anything to do with this except that’s all I think about with him now.), Amanda Seyfried and Jonah Hill.

Leo says:

This is one of the most important elections of our lifetime. We are using the power of social media throughout the Vote 4 Stuff campaign to incite bi-partisan conversation around real issues, encourage registration and voting in November.

 

Here’s the campaign ad:

 

If you’re interested in seeing what celebrities are democrats and republicans, you can click over here, although I’m not sure how accurate it is because I’m fairly sure I read recently that Natalie Portman was a republican.

Meanwhile, the first presidential debate was on the other day, and here’s what the celebrities are saying about it:

Kirstie Alley: not usually this politically general… but debate was lack luster at best… Bill Clinton.. show em how it’s done!!!

Samuel L. Jackson: What Really happened tonite?! NOBODY changed who they’re voting for!! NOBODY!!!

Bob Saget: I’m really enjoying these debates. I can’t wait til they have the swimsuit competition.

Sherri Shepherd: Mitt’s got this #debate tonight… did he change my mind at all…. not a bit.

will.i.am.: Its not over…#go out and vote…vote for our future…education, balance, invest

Mark Ronson: i guess both candidates did sufficiently average enough for their respective supporters to think they trounced the other

Bill Maher: i can’t believe i’m saying this, but Obama looks like he DOES need a teleprompter

Joy Behar: Obama blew it. I hate to say it but Romney was lying and Obama didn’t hit him on it.

Zach Braff: Romney’s doing an awesome job moderating while Jim takes a light nap.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Both are good men. #Debate2012 but we need a great president. #It’s not about liking Obama – It’s about needing Romney

Chris Rock: Obama is waiting for the right moment to pull out Bin Laden’s skull from behind the podium. Wait for it. Wait for it…

Albert Brooks: Next debate will be moderated by Miss Piggy before she loses her job.

Patton Oswalt: “A room temperature bowl of oatmeal” — Obama’s closing statement #debate

David Spade: Crap i just turned on debates. Which guy is prez and which guy is Romney. Everything will make more sense. #debates

Eva Longoria: I’m in New Zealand watching the presidential debate! Obama is killing it on health care! #Obama2012

Rob Lowe: Watched a lot of debates, that was a real blood-letting. #POTUSwiffs#Mittenssticks

Ivanka Trump: #Romney really rose to the occasion tonight! #BigNight #Debate2012 #debate #CantAfford4More

Conan O’Brien: Just noticed that Jim Lehrer has no whites in his eyes. #Discuss

Andy Cohen: I sympathize with Jim Lehrer – sometimes its hard getting control over passionate people! #RH

Abby Elliott: When are they going to talk about how they both want to see Pitch Perfect?

Piers Morgan: Maybe time to come on my show, Mr President? Romney’s done it three times, clearly sharpened his debating skills.

Alec Baldwin: CBS analysis says Romney stomped Obama with undecided voters

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: What r u doing, Jim Lehrer? What r u doing?!

 

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Seth MacFarlane somehow managed to get the job of hosting the Oscars during my 9-day hiatus. Ew.

Okay, first things first. My sincerest apologies for abandoning you all for nine days. I’m currently in Cabo, Mexico, where my internet doesn’t work, so I’ve been far less connected to the world than I usually am. Before that, the days leading up to Cabo were HECTIC. Traveling, traveling, traveling, and trying to jam as much sightseeing of Texas into like 4 days. It’s been crazy. We went to the Texas State Fair on Sunday, and it was ridiculous. Adelaidians, think the Royal Show but like 10 times the size, and with a far greater emphasis on fried foods. I ate a deep fried latte (which was actually just deep fried pastry with cappuccino ice cream on top with instant coffee and whipped cream on top) and Benji had deep fried beer, which looked like ravioli, with a cheese dip next to it. I didn’t have any, but apparently it was completely repulsive. Unsurprising.

So, okay. Who let Seth MacFarlane become the host of the 2013 Oscars while I was busy clogging up my ateries, because to me, this is completely unacceptable. Like, I actually gasped when I read this, loud enough that my friends thought something truly awful was happening. And it WAS.

Here’s my deal with MacFarlane, and it may not be a popular one, I’m not sure. I used to really, really like Family Guy, until about the 6th or 7th season, when he just started using Brian as his mouthpiece for all the (justified) critics of Family Guy, and he’d have Brian go on these long, drawn out rants about all the things that piss him off. It’s like, hello? Get a blog, that’s what they’re for, am I right?

No, but seriously, I know it’s hypocritical coming from a blogger who rants and raves, but his rants via Brian ruined the show for me, because they don’t belong in a light-hearted cartoon like Family Guy. If you have a problem with the press, MacFarlane, release a press statement and be done with it. Don’t ruin your work to make a point. It makes your shows embarrassing and uncomfortable to watch. That’s my rant about why I don’t like MacFarlane in general, and yes, I’m biased, and yes, I’m hypocritical, and yes, that’s probably going to annoy more than one of you. It is what it is.

Aside from that, though? I genuinely don’t think he’s a good fit for the Oscars, and possibly is even a worse fit than Anne and James were, and you KNOW that’s saying something. I think his humour in its element is crass, and crude, and quite frankly not up to the standards set by previous Oscar hosts. I think it’s going to be over the top, and nasty, and not in the good way that a Ricky Gervais or Billy Crystal would be. To paraphrase GOB, I think they’ve made a huuuuuuuge mistake.

Anyway, this is what he had to say about the honour:

It’s truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars. My thoughts upon hearing the news were, one, I will do my utmost to live up to the high standards set forth by my predecessors; and two, I hope they don’t find out I hosted the Charlie Sheen Roast.

Meanwhile, the show’s producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said this:

We are thrilled to have Seth MacFarlane host the Oscars. His performing skills blend perfectly with our ideas for making the show entertaining and fresh. He will be the consummate host, and we are so happy to be working with him.

What do you think? Do you think he’ll kill it at the Oscars, do you think it will flop harder than ever before, or do you think it will fall somewhere in between, along the lines of forgettable? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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