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All The News Unfit To Print

September 2, 2015

 

7795300014_compAlright, I confess. I read way too much celebrity gossip. While reading any amount at all could fall into the category of “too much,” I admit that I read enough to be able to hold my own in any discussion on the latest scandals, hook ups and split ups of well known people I have never met.

I certainly could do worse things than keep up with senseless gossip, like sleep with the nanny while married, fondle young children, get arrested while intoxicated, or simply pour myself into a sheer dress six sizes too small, wear a pound of makeup and strut around town acting like I’m all that and a bag of chips too! Yes, the celebs do interest me, but sometimes I just skim the article and read the comments. Let me be clear on this one; I never, ever comment.

The commenters are a slice of human life that I find mind boggling. They either type on smart phones and don’t read through it before pressing enter, or they are not the most literate bunch you will meet. Probably both. Most comments are riddled with typos, poor grammar, and misuse of words. They almost always mess up the “you’re and your” situation, and fight with one another like they are the Real Housewives of some trailor park community. They go back and forth as if they have all the time in the world to argue over the most inane things. They viciously attack other commenters, and the website they are on for posting such drivel. That is always the most amazing part. They take time out of their “busy” days to not only dish up parenting advice for Kim “Kartrashian” as they call her, or her mother PMK (Pimp Mama Kris), they also spend time telling Perez Hilton how much they hate him, his sexual orientation and his website, or insisting that websites stop printing articles about “these people”.

Radar Online itself is no better. It is likely written by a middle schooler with an attention deficit disorder. The grammar is horrendous, and the facts are often a little mixed up. Jennifer Aniston honeymooned in Bora Bora and Keeping Up With The Kardashians was filming in St. Barts, but they both are exotic beach locales starting with the letter B, so WTF, right? They write big lead ins such as “all the intimate details of blah, blah, blah, and then don’t actually have any details to share.

It is one thing to voyeristically enjoy a dishing the dirt a bit, and another to go online and publically attack strangers by sharing bigoted comments that nobody really wants to know about. I am facinated by what makes these people tick, and what their lives are like that prompts them to be so verbose and opinionated, as well as have the time on their hands to troll these sites all day.

Do you like celebrity gossip? Where do you draw the line?

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She Can’t Stop ( but maybe she should)

August 26, 2013

Miley Cyrus was the talk of the VMA’s last night. Her pitchy singing was completely overshadowed by her cringe worthy performance. Tongue out, twerking with people dressed as teddy bears, and rubbing up against a large bottomed African American woman, the display was more in poor taste than ground breaking. Her choice of all black dancers was in essence as racist as Paula Deen wanting only black servers to work at her southern themed party.

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Stripping off her ill fitting fuzzy teddy, and continuing only in a nude colored bra and panties, she proceeded to “duet” with Robin Thicke, if you can count rubbing up against his crotch and pretending (?) to pleasure herself with a large foam finger a duet.

The Internet was instantly buzzing with negative reactions to her act, ranging from mortified moms to bored 30-somethings, and appalled people of all ages who were shocked by her misplaced sexuality, and tasteless behavior.

The following day brought even more discussion, with all of the websites and daytime talk shows going on and on about how inappropriate she was. For a young woman starving for attention, and trying to break out of a squeaky clean image, we would venture to say that her performance was extremely successful.

While she walked out of the awards show empty handed, she is getting more media attention than any of the winners. Isn’t that what she wanted in the first place?

What did you think of Miley’s raunchy performance last night?

 

Code Red (Carpet)

January 15, 2013

It’s awards season, and for me, the best part of the show is watching the actresses walk the red carpet. While each year brings out the good, the bad and the ugly, this year tended towards the latter.

These are generally beautiful women, with great figures with highly paid stylists to help them select the perfect look, which are often loaned to them by the designer. So, with the entire fashion world at their feet, why so many missteps?

Francesca Eastwood in Armani

Francesca Eastwood in Armani

Julianna Hough in Monique Lhullier

Julianna Hough in Monique Lhullier

Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta

Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta

Kelly Osborne in Zac Posen

Kelly Osborne in Zac Posen

It seemed to me that the stylist of choice last night was Randy Fenoli, the fashion director at Kleinfeld’s and a star of the TLC reality show, “Say Yes to the Dress.” While a few looked like brides, many looked like bridesmaids. I had no idea taffeta was a trendy fabric!

Lucy Liu in Carolina Herrera

Lucy Liu in Carolina Herrera

One of my favorite scenes in “The Sound of Music” was the one in which the nanny makes outfits for the entire Von Trapp family out of the curtains in her bedroom.

Apparently, Lucy Liu shares my sentiments. A beautiful woman, wearing a dress made out of draperies, completed her look with a Heidi-esque side braid.

Lena Dunham in Zac Posen

Lena Dunham in Zac Posen

Lena Dunham did have her former baby sitter make her dress, albeit not from upholstery of any kind. Designer Zac Posen whipped up a gown for his grown up charge, who won awards for her hit show “Girls.”

Eva Longoria in Pucci

Eva Longoria in Pucci

The Angelina leg was such a hit last year that lots of actresses tried to top it. It looked contrived when she did it. It looked pathetic when they emulated it.

Guiliana Rancic in Celia Kritharioti

Guiliana Rancic in Celia Kritharioti

Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen

Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen

What’s up with the severe black and gold goth numbers?

Jessica Chastain in Calvin Klein

Jessica Chastain in Calvin Klein

Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano

Anything that makes you look saggy or matronly, should be left behind.These ladies took droopy to whole new level!

And the award goes to:

Tina Fey in L'Wren Scott

Tina Fey in L’Wren Scott

Amy Poehler in a Stella McCartney tux

Amy Poehler in a Stella McCartney tux

Emily Blunt in Michael Kors

Emily Blunt in Michael Kors

Marion Cotillard in tea length Dior

Marion Cotillard in tea length Dior

These ladies challenged the status quo of red carpet attire and looked stunning in the process!

Nobody’s Perfect

July 8, 2012

This is either really nasty, or a public service announcement:
Blake Lively, an actress and the face of many high end brands wore a bikini this weekend, and it didn’t look so great.

Sorry, but I went there…

Here is a young woman who seemingly has it all: she’s gorgeous, has loads of money, many acting jobs, high profile fashion and beauty endorsement deals, and of course, Ryan Reynolds.  What she doesn’t have, is a perfect beach body.

Guess what? Neither do most of us. Blake is out there strutting her stuff in front of her hot actor boyfriend and her family, all the while getting it recorded for posterity by the paparazzi.

It’s nearly 100 degrees or more in most cities in the United States this weekend. Go ahead, put on your bathing suit and head to the beach and have a great time, no matter what your body looks like. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!

More than Just a Pretty Face?

April 18, 2012

These days, a recognizable name seems to be worth more than a barrel of talent or carefully cultivated skills.

Models complain that actresses and musicians have taken over the magazine covers that used to be their domain. Serious actors complain that reality stars get all the ratings and attention previously focused on them.  Fashion designers complain that models, actors, musicians and reality stars all have signature collections that they pretend to design. Jessica Simpson, (singer and reality star) even has a gig on a reality TV show, where she mentors young wannabees as if she actually designs the stuff bearing her name herself!

Today’s entry into the marketplace really rubs salt into our wounds.

Giselle Bundchen’s niece not only has a modeling contract with a Brazilian apparel firm, but she now has her own line bearing her name.

Did I mention she is 5 years old?

The collection, Duda Bundchen for Brandili Mundi, will hit the stores in July,
According to Germano Costa, the commercial and marketing director of Brandili Textile, “ Duda told us her preferences on prints, cuts and details, and based on the briefing we received from her, we came up with a collaborative collection.”

Let’s see if this little entrepreneur with good genes can actually guide a team of real designers (who must have LOVED taking direction from a 5 year old!) to create a successful brand.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to my (insert random career that I have no talent for here) class.


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