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For the past week, I’ve tried to understand why so many celebrities have lined up to support director Roman Polanski. Sure, he’s a talented artist who created Oscar-winning films. And yes, his wife and unborn child were brutally murdered 40 years ago by members of the Manson family. But here’s the thing: HE RAPED A 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL. I don’t give a fuck if he found the cure for cancer after he finished, this man needs to go to jail. Because not only did he drug and rape a child (and don’t give me that “consensual sex” bullshit, as no 13-year-old child can truly consent to sex with a grown man, especially after he’s plied her with qualudes and champagne), he skipped bail and fled the country. So, he’s an ADMITTED child rapist, and a fugitive, and we should feel sorry for him? He’s the victim? I’m sorry, maybe I’m not as enlightened as his fellow “artistes,” because in my mind, that doesn’t make you a victim. It makes you a predator, and a felon, who should serve his time.
Mackenzie Phillips has a new memoir out today, High on Arrival, that documents her turbulent life and struggles with substance abuse. But the big bombshell, which she’ll discuss on Oprah today, is something that has me (and the rest of America) completely horrified and disgusted: she had sex with her father, musician John Phillips. Continue reading
First Kourtney Kardashian got knocked up by her on-again-off-again boyfriend (and didn’t she catch him cheating on their show?). Now Khloe Kardashian is marrying her boyfriend, NBA player Lamar Odom. The two have been dating for a month, and they’re getting married this weekend. I don’t know, maybe I’m too cynical, but doesn’t this all just reek of sibling one-upmanship? Is this their way of getting out of sister Kim’s shadow?
We all knew this was coming, but it doesn’t make it any less sad or shocking–Patrick Swayze died today after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57. We’ll miss you, Johnny Castle.
Photos from People.com
Taylor Swift certainly made the most news at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards by being the victim of Kanye West’s asshattery, but I think she deserves some credit for looking really fab too. Her dress was glam and her makeup and hair fit the look perfectly. Let’s take a look at some other fashion choices from the red carpet: Continue reading
With Kanye West’s inappropriate display at the MTV Video Music Awards last night, and Serena William’s blow-up at the U.S. Open this past weekend, all hot on the heels of Joe Wilson’s little taunt during the president’s speech, I have to wonder: Is the inappropriate outburst the new sex tape? Instead of getting caught doing the nasty on film, will celebrities, athletes and politicians instead gain the spotlight by acting like belligerent assholes? In a time of shrieking nuts at town halls, blowhards bellowing on cable news and bloggers screaming at us with their caps lock, can’t we all agree that what this country needs is a little decorum and perhaps some manners?