Here are some of this week's highlights from Flavorwire, VH1, Celebuzz, and Hollywood.com, ranging from Jennifer Lawrence to libraries.
There's a feud going on between Jennifer Lawrence and Joan Rivers. Apparently, Jennifer Lawrence dissed Rivers' show Fashion Police in an interview, calling it damaging to women and the world. Rivers fired back on Twitter, suggesting that Lawrence was arrogant and hypocritical. Read the full interaction at Celebuzz.
VH1 offers likability tips to Anne Hathaway. Number one: Be more like Jennifer Lawrence. The actress has inexplicably drawn the internet's anger, but could there be a solution? Here is VH1's advice to Hathaway to end all the Hathahate.
Find out who the best pop culture librarians are. Whether they are the villainous shushers or the sexy nerds, librarians hold a dear place in pop culture. From Tammy II of Parks and Rec to Conan the librarian, check out which librarians made Flavorwire's list.
There's a lot of genre-bending going on. Hollywood.com picks up on the trend and lists the shows, both new and old, that created their own genres. Super Fun Night is labeled a sad-com, while Golden Girls invented the much-mimicked quartet comedy. Read the full list at Hollywood.com.
South Dakota officials have spoken out against plans for Joan Jett to perform on their state's float during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City due to her views on animal rights. The rocker and her band the Blackhearts have been selected to appear on the float promoting South Dakota and the Mount Rushmore National Memorial during the beloved annual event later this month (Nov13).
However, her longtime vegetarianism and outspoken support of animal-rights charities has rankled some residents in the state, where cattle farming is a key local industry.
Senator Larry Rhoden says, "Her agenda through PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) does not represent South Dakota. The organisation is obviously very anti-ag (agriculture). They are very misinformed on the ag industry and the animal ag industry."
Jodie Anderson from the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association adds, "South Dakota Cattlemen's Association is very concerned that the South Dakota float would be featuring a prominent vegetarian on the Thanksgiving Parade float. We hope that future floats would support not only the tourism industry but also agriculture."
However, Tourism Secretary Jim Hagen, who picked Jett to perform, is standing by his decision, saying, "For us, it's not about the talent on the float. It's about having Mount Rushmore featured before three million live viewers... more than 100 million people around the world who are seeing that float.
"She holds views that I don't, but there are a lot of people who love her as an artist. It puts the focus on Mount Rushmore and South Dakota."
Previous artists chosen to perform on the Mount Rushmore float include Don McLean and Neil Diamond.
Actress Melissa Joan Hart dumped Jerry O'Connell for the rocker who was to become her husband. The former Sabrina the Teenage Witch star recalls meeting Mark Wilkerson while she was casually dating fellow child actor O'Connell, and when her Lothario lover started flirting with other girls at a Kentucky Derby party, she decided the rocker was the man for her.
She tells Access Hollywood Live, "Jerry and I had gone to high school and college together and he ignored me, and then we were at the Derby and he's giving me all this attention and I was just newly single and I had planned I wasn't gonna meet anyone at the Derby and we started hanging out... and then I met my husband Mark.
"The next morning at the Derby races with a massive hangover, Jerry is hitting on someone else and I was like, 'Oh, I see how this is gonna be'. And then Jerry said to me, 'When we get back to L.A., are we gonna hang out?' and I said, 'I don't think so, I think I've met the man I'm gonna marry'. I had just fallen for Mark so hard, so quickly.
"I called Mark and now 10-and-a-half years later..."
Actress Melissa Joan Hart will always be grateful to her agent mum because she kept the former child star away from roles that would have ended her career early. Paula Hart was nicknamed the Dragon Lady by bosses at Nickelodeon when Hart was one of their big stars because she refused to let them transform her daughter into something she wasn't, and the actress is now glad she had such a tough woman behind her.
She says, "We're crazy about each other... We're best friends... I was getting parts that weren't appropriate for my fan base, for my age and she kept me away from all that.
"I know there's a Nickelodeon book out right now that calls her the Dragon Lady... She wouldn't let them pluck my eyebrows or put mascara on... When she came down (to set) it was like, 'What are you doing? No, you can't do that to my daughter'. They didn't like that."
In addition to releasing their own explicit videos and having parents who are already famous, celebrities have become notorious for their effortless, immaculate good looks. But in recent decades, the public has discovered that they aren’t necessarily an elite group of naturally beautiful people, more like surgically altered attention whores. Typically, when we hear about plastic surgery, we picture the extreme cases like Pamela Anderson opting to carry the equivalent of a small child on her chest; or Joan Rivers, whose face is now pulled back so far that she has officially changed ethnicities. So you can imagine our surprise when our friend, Lisa Kudrow, recently admitted to the Saturday Evening Post that she got a nose job at the age of 16.
“I went from, in my mind, hideous to not hideous,” Kudrow told Lawrence Grobel. She described the surgery as “life-altering,” and explained further: “I did it the summer before going to a new high school. So there were plenty of people who wouldn't know how hideous I looked before. That was a good, good, good change.”
Undergoing a nose job before reaching the legal age to vote seems to be the antithesis of the character who Kudrow is most well known for playing, the formerly homeless hippie Phoebe Buffay. But it’s clear that she isn’t the only celebrity who's used rhinoplasty as a catalyst to a career. Throughout the years, alleged before-and-after photos have surfaced of other celebrities that raise some serious questions about the validity of Hollywood's nasal passages. Ryan Gosling, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Aniston and Tyra Banks are a few celebrities who are often praised for their beauty. And yet after seeing these photos, it’s hard not to picture all of them crying to their parents about their insecurities as snot dripped from their bulbous, average people noses.
There’s one photo, however, that really causes us to wonder how long this has all been going on:
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Before becoming Marilyn Monroe, it’s rumored that Norma Jeane Mortenson underwent rhinoplasty, a chin implant, had her teeth straightened and her hairline raised. Plastic surgery was relatively new in the late 1940s, so her transformation went surprisingly under the radar at the time.
Whether it’s Lisa Kudrow getting a nose job at 16, Heidi Montag having ten surgeries in one day, or Marilyn Monroe pioneering what we’ve come to know as general cosmetic procedures, we know that it’s pretty common for drastic measures to be taken for beauty under the scrutiny of the public eye. Perhaps as a society, one day we can change our expectations of what celebrities look like, judge them at their craft and allow them the freedom be as ugly as everybody else. But, we probably shouldn’t.
Comedienne Joan Rivers has been granted permission to boot a disgruntled neighbour out of her New York apartment building over allegations of unpaid fees. The veteran TV personality has been locked in a $15 million (£10 million) legal battle with Elizabeth Hazan after she alleged Rivers went overboard as the building's president, cut her cable and filled her door locks with glue after falling behind on her condominium bills.
Hazan, who is the property owners' guest, claimed the funnywoman never liked her and has done everything in her power to get her out of the condo, revealing she was finally denied entry in September (13).
Rivers and her fellow board members hit back, insisting the dispute is not personal and is simply over the outstanding costs, which amounts to more than $200,000 (£133,330) in common charges.
Last month (Oct13), Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Anil Singh sided with Rivers' team and ordered Hazan's hosts to pay up before she could be let back into the apartment, but the socialite managed to convince police to allow her access as the hearing was going on.
Upon learning that Hazan had been let in, Judge Singh declined to have her forcefully removed from the property and suggested Rivers seek a separate court order to have her evicted.
Rivers' lawyer, Kevin Smith, filed that request this week (07Nov13) and Judge Singh ruled in their favour again on Friday (08Nov13), issuing a preliminary injunction banning Hazan and the condo owners from using the apartment until the debts are settled.
Celebrating the victory, Smith says, "We think it's a terrific decision. It basically cuts through a logjam. The ball is now in their court."
The defendants are planning to appeal the ruling.
Gavin Degraw, Ariana Grande, Fall Out Boy, Cher Lloyd and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will be among the stars performing on floats at this year's (13) Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York later this month (Nov13).
As an internet aficionado, both as Tom on Parks and Recreation and in real life, it makes sense why Aziz Ansari would be eager to do a Reddit AMA. The comedian was predictably hilarious as he discussed his new standup comedy on Netflix and much more. Here are his best answers.
The funniest non-comedian he knows: "My brother Aniz makes me laugh harder than almost anyone."
On his childhood dreams: "People always ask whether I dreamed of being a comedian, but I grew up in a really small town in South Carolina and you just don't dream that big there. When you're growing up in Bennettsville, your dream is to just get out of Bennettsville."
The show he's love to guest star on: "I'm gonna start lobbying to play a corrupt Indian senator on House of Cards. Really want to film a scene at Freddy's Ribs."
His Halloween costume: "I was Idris Elba dressed as Thomas the Tank Engine. I dropped in as Thomas at the Comedy Cellar and did standup too. It was super fun."
Why his fake twitter account for Homeland's Sgt. Brody has been inactive: "Lost the password for that account!"
His favorite up-and-coming standup comedians: "Chelsea Peretti, Hannibal Buress, Michael Che, Moshe Kasher, John Mulaney."
On the representation of Indians on TV: "I made the decision early on not to take roles whose sole source of humor is ethnic stereotype humor. And I think over the years, that trend of staying away from that is obviously taken off between myself, Mindy Kaling, Danny Pudi, and many others. As an Indian American, I'm proud because I don't ever remember seeing Indians represented on television or film growing up and now we are. Just think 25 years ago, Fischer Stevens PLAYED an Indian guy in Short Circuit 2!"
On whether he'd ever do white face: "I'm gonna play a white guy in the reboot of Short Circuit. Bring things full circle."
His most memorable scene on Parks and Rec:"Very easy. Ben and Tom are having lunch with a drunk Joan Calamezzo who is creepily hitting on Tom and we have this exchange...Probably the hardest scene I've ever had to get through without breaking. Adam and I just had to skip doing it for the first few takes. It's on the blooper real I believe. Also, props to Mo Collins, who always brings it as Joan."
On voicing DRL on Bob's Burgers: "Getting to do Bob's Burgers is so fun. The next DRL episode is NUTS. I can't give away what they did, but its a great idea and anyone that is a fan of Terminator 2 is going to be VERY pleased."
On why Jerry from Parks and Rec is so disliked: "Get off of reddit Larry"
His favorite Game of Thrones characters: "Tywin Lannister is pretty amazing. Also Hodor."
His favorite on-set experience with Nick Offerman: "When that little puppy licked his mustache."
"We haven't spoken in a long time. We were doing a lot of press at the time together and running into each other a lot and she seemed like she just needed an escape; she needed someone to take her out and have some fun, and so that's what we did." Actress Melissa Joan Hart on her brief friendship with fellow former child star Britney Spears.
"Adrian was the best onscreen kisser... but at the time we were both single too... I'm madly in love with my husband and he is the best kisser, so it's hard to compete with that." Actress Melissa Joan Hart admits she enjoyed locking lips with Adrian Grenier on the set of 1999 film Drive Me Crazy.