Rose Byrne is helping to increase the much-needed presence of women filmmakers with the launch of The Dollhouse Collective, an all-female production company run by the actress along with four other Australian women. Actress and director Gracie Otto, director Shannon Murphy, publicist and producer Jessica Carrera and writer and actress Krew Boylan all teamed up with the Adult Beginners star to announce their new venture with a spread in Vogue Australia. The group already has three feature films currently in development.
With Brooklyn’s spring thaw in full effect, I’m having lots of conversations with my girlfriends about warm weather activities: like long bike rides, picnics in Prospect Park, and, unfortunately, the inevitable uptick in sexualized street harassment. Just last week, I heard myself saying, “I want to be respected in the street no matter what I’m wearing. Even if I’m out on the Parkway in my mas costume. I want respect, dammit.”
Evening Shade (!) resident Susie Clark was visiting Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas when something caught her eye: a 3.69 carat diamond. Clark discovered the diamond, which is the size of a “pinto bean,” while walking in the park’s search field.
Shapewear brand Spanx has an image problem. “Compression is just so 15 years ago,” Jacqui Stafford, a fashion editor and celebrity stylist, told the New York Times. “Women today just don’t want to be squeezed into something uncomfortable. And they’re more comfortable with real bodies.”
If you needed further proof that Girl Scout cookies are manna from heaven, then here it is: Sisters Leslie Roy, 52, and Lee Marie Wright, 56, were trapped in their SUV for nearly two-weeks and survived the ordeal by eating Girl Scout cookies.
It’s as bad as you’re probably thinking.
If you’re not already following the Nihilist Arby’s Twitter feed, that’s a problem you should go correct right the hell now.
Supermodel and Taylor Swift BFF, Karlie Kloss has started a foundation aimed at teaching girls and young women how to code. Kode with Karlie provides scholarships and an intense two-week training course where young women can learn the basics of coding.
Following Bruce Jenner’s interview
with Diane Sawyer, during which Jenner confirmed that he is a transgender woman, Jenner’s children Tweeted and Instagrammed messages of support for their father. (A note on pronouns: Per GLAAD’s, I’m referring to Jenner by his birth name and male pronouns because Jenner has stated a preference for both).
In a feverishly anticipated two-hour interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC, Bruce Jenner confirmed tonight that he is a transgender woman. But Jenner made it clear that his transition is not yet completed and that when the interview was filmed, he still preferred the “he” pronoun. He told Sawyer it was the last interview he’ll do where he’s referred to as male before re-emerging, as Jenner put it, “as myself.”
For better or worse, it’s festival season, which is why we’re using this week’s Pissing Contest to talk about our most memorable concert experiences!
Mattel is discontinuing its Seaworld Trainer Barbie line, Page Six reports, partly in response to concerns from animal rights activists that SeaWorld mistreats its orcas. Simultaneously, the company has announced a new doll to honor director Ava DuVernay, one of six “sheroes” (others include Lucky editor Eva Chen and actress Emmy Rossum) being celebrated by Barbie at the Variety Power of Women Luncheon held today in New York City.
The White House Correspondents dinner—that bizarre annual ritual in which celebrities are smushed in between politicians to temporarily relieve Washington from its own bitter, bloated, halitosis-ridden reality—is tomorrow night, and in a spot-on video spoof for Vanity Fair, Veep star (and friend of Jezebel ) Timothy Simons is having a tough time mustering enthusiasm.
These days there are so many nutritional fads and anxieties—so many rules about what we should or shouldn’t eat, what’s healthy and what’s not—that worrying about the artificial sweetener aspartame seems almost... quaint. Retro, even, like polyester pantsuits. Well, it’ll soon be a thing of the past—in Diet Pepsi, at least.
There’s nothing worse than someone who thinks they’re clever and mean when they’re really just kind of awful at jokes. Future top plastic surgeon of America Farrah Abraham must have missed that memo though because she tried to burn a Teen Mom’s baby daddy on Twitter and her insult was harshly de-nied.
Urgent dispatch from across the pond: Prince William went shopping. And he bought blue clothing. Is this... a clue?????
I’m as indifferent to Spike’s new reality show Lip Sync Battle as I’m ambivalent about think pieces (which is to say very indifferent and very ambivalent), which is why I’m going to (disingenuously) phrase this as a question instead of a statement: Does Spike truly think it’s a good idea to have Mike Tyson, a convicted rapist, lip sync Salt N Pepa’s “Push It” on national television for the sake of a cutesy viral clip?
Each of us has a narrative we’re peddling about ourselves, an image we think we present to the world: he’s gracious and funny; she’s tough but fair. But does this story line up with how other people see us? According to a psychologist who’s just written a book about the mechanics of being misunderstood, the answer is—probably not. But there’s a fix for that.
There are plenty of ways to hack your Chipotle experience. You could order a veggie burrito to get free guacamole, ask for free tortillas or taco shells on the side if you order a bowl, or get the infamous quesarito and make everyone behind you mad. But all of those are stomach-related tricks, and will do nothing to increase the speed at which you travel through the potentially grueling Chipotle line.
In April, Pakistan was host to two separate fashion weeks: one in Karachi at the beginning of the month, and another in Lahore held by the Pakistan Fashion Design Council, which just ended this week. If your idea of fashion perfection is centered purely on craft and textiles for luxuriating, I invite you to look at what some designers showed at these two events, and let the gorgeousness explode like little fireworks in the back of your eyeballs. Because this shit is GOOD.