"Lorena Bobbitt was part of a group of women—everyone from Hillary Clinton and Monica Lewinsky to Tonya Harding—who were shamed in the 1990s, women who were what I call 'bitchified'—undermined, objectified, and thwarted by a sexist media narrative," Allison Yarrow, author of 90s Bitch: Media, Culture and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality, told NBC News last year. "The abuse of Lorena Bobbitt was ignored in favor of a narrative that celebrated male sexuality and shamed her for being a vengeful perpetrator, instead of shining a light on domestic violence and abuse." … [Read more...] about What You Didn’t Know About the Still Shocking Story of John and Lorena Bobbitt
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Armand de Brignac (Jay-Z) If you're looking to celebrate a big win, pop some bubbly with this luxury brand that Jay-Z bought back in 2014. The line, which is often referred to as the "Ace of Spades," offers a variety of champagnes in giant bottles that are sure to get the party started. … [Read more...] about Happy National Wine Day! Check Out These 10 Celebrities Who Have Their Own Delicious Lines
Keith William Richards has a face with a curious familiarity. He just looks like a guy from a movie. Wasn’t he the heavy from a dozen B-gangster films from a decade ago? Or maybe he was in the background somewhere in Thief? When he shows up as an antagonist in Uncut Gems, the Safdie brothers’ crime drama from 2019, his presence sets its own expectation: Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), the loudmouth Diamond District gambling addict, might not make it out of this one intact. But it’s surprisingly his first film; Richards says he turned down a handful of other onscreen opportunities before getting cast in Josh and Benny Safdie’s 2019 A24 drama. (“I immediately pushed them away each time. For some reason, this time I went with it and everything kind of fell into place.”) When Timothée Chalamet presented the Safdies and co-screenwriter Ronald Bronstein with a National Board of Review award in January, he pointed out Richards’ uniqueness. … [Read more...] about We Cordially Invite You To Meet
Update: Book Club gave us Andy García as the hot Diane Keaton–dating jetsetter. It was an Andy García snack. The Mamma Mia sequel — in which García plays Señor Cienfuegos, a dapper albeit mysterious hotel manager — is the full Andy García menu. He’s running the Hotel Bella Donna, Sophie’s (Amanda Seyfried) hotel, revamped in her dead mother’s (Meryl Streep) memory. He putters around the grounds. He puts fresh soil in the flower pots. He lights tiki torches. He says things like, “The pleasure and privilege will be mine.” (Christine Baranski utters the only logical answer to the prospect of Andy García saying the word ‘pleasure’ and ‘mine’: “Be still my beating vagina.”) … [Read more...] about Are You Ready for the Summer of Thirsting After Andy García?
5:58pm: Prince William and Kate leave hospital to return home: The Duke and Duchess held hands as they left the hospital, with their baby boy wrapped up in a blanket in his car seat. The royal couple will return home to Kensington Palace, where they will spend their first night as a family of five with Prince George and Princess Charlotte. A beaming William told reporters: "We're very happy, very delighted. Thrice worry now! We didn’t keep you waiting too long this time." … [Read more...] about Royal baby latest: Live updates from the Lindo Wing Hospital