Hannibal Buress didn’t think people would notice his Bill Cosby rape jokes

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This story is a real mess. Have you ever heard of stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress? The dude has enjoyed moderate success even though he’s not a household name. Hannibal wrote for SNL for a few seasons and did the same for 30 Rock for half a season. You may have seen his routines on Comedy Central or some late-night network talk shows (such as Fallon and Letterman). Hannibal’s also known for his Broad Street stint.

Hannibal performed last Thursday in Philly. He went off on Bill Cosby. The rant was based on rape allegations made against Cosby over the years. Vulture has published a handy comprehensive timeline of these abuse charges, which were rehashed after the Cosby: His Life and Times biography came out in September. That book avoided the allegations against Cosby that gathered dust for over a decade. Most of the cases were civil in nature and settled out of court by Cosby. It’s worth noting that Cosby has never publicly responded to the allegations. Nor has he been charged in a criminal court.

Hannibal decided to make these accusations part of his comedy routine. The video (with NSFW language) of Thursday’s performance can be watched here. This is what Hannibal said:

“Thirteen [women]. It’s even worse because Bill Cosby has the f—ing smuggest old black man public persona that I hate. He gets on TV, ‘Pull your pants up black people, I was on TV in the 80s! I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom!’ Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches. ‘I don’t curse on stage!’ But yeah, you’re a rapist though, so…

“I guess I want to just at least make it weird for you to watch Cosby Show reruns. Dude’s image, for the most part, is a public Teflon image. I’ve done this bit on stage and people don’t believe me, people think I’m making it up. ‘Bill Cosby has a lot of rape allegations.’ ‘No, you do!’ When you leave here, Google ‘Bill Cosby rape.’ That sh-t has more results than ‘Hannibal Buress.’”

[From YouTube]

Some of these allegations against Cosby date back to the 1970s. Pre-internet awareness. A lot of people haven’t heard these things about Cosby and only know him as the affable, kooky fatherly figure on network television. Cosby is preparing to return to primetime, so Hannibal’s routine is timely.

Hannibal’s remarks went viral. People took notice, and many learned about these Cosby allegations for the first time. Hannibal visited Howard Stern to discuss the fallout. He says the attention was “unexpected. It wasn’t my intention to make it part of a big discussion. It was just something I was doing at that venue, right there. It’s just information that’s out there. I said it and I gotta stand on it, but it is an interesting situation.

Yes, it is interesting. Hannibal also said this on Twitter:

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Khloe Kardashian Dresses as Minnie Mouse: See the Cute Pic!

Khloe Kardashian likes to get dressed up.

Remember that photo of Khloe wearing a pig’s mask and standing near an inflatable donut? It’s a difficult image to forget.

The reality star’s latest costume, meanwhile, comes courtesy of sister Kourtney Kardashian, who recently returned from Disneyland on a mission.

“Trying to get make my family as Disney obsessed as I am. #itsWorking #disneyGifts,” Kourtney wrote as a caption to the following photograph.

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Viewers, meanwhile, will be seeing plenty more antics between Khloe and Kourtney on the upcoming E! series Kourtney & Khloe Take The Hamptons.

It premieres on Sunday, November 2 at 9/8c and you can – nay, you should! – check out a preview right here and now:

What sort of scripted shenanigans will take place on this spinoff? Expect to see a lot of French Montana, even though he and Khloe have now split.

And expect to see a lot of Kourtney fighting with Scott Disick because, well… Kourtney is always fighting with Scott Disick. The guy is sort of a huge douchebag.

For more fun with Khloe on Instagram, meanwhile, toggle through this gallery of photo:

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Who was the best dressed lady at Matthew McConaughey’s tribute?

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I actually liked Matthew McConaughey’s GQ interview (go here to read), especially when he talked about his rom-com past and how that made him the man he is today. He’s not ashamed that he made those films, which is nice. And as a reward, so many of Matthew’s leading ladies came out to support him last night as he received the American Cinematheque Award. Seriously, almost all of Matthew’s former costars are women. It’s kind of nice. For the event, Matthew and his wife Camila were both wearing Dolce & Gabbana. Camila is a beautiful woman but this whole look is a NO. Matthew looks kind of rough here too.

I think Anne Hathaway finds it really difficult to incorporate bold colors into her red carpet looks. Her default is to always wear black, metallics or neutrals. She needs to rethink that. She wore this gothy Christopher Kane dress and I’m not really into it. I will give her this: she’s starting to grow out her hair and it looks fantastic.

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Jessica Chastain in Givenchy. Redheads in yellow… I have mixed feelings. This isn’t the best on her but it’s far from the worst.

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Reese Witherspoon in a Prabal Gurung. I really like this! I know, it’s kind of prom-y and girly, but I think it’s interesting and she wears it well.

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Yes, Kate Hudson’s hair is actually a weird dishwater-pink shade. I don’t get it either. Her dress is Jenny Packham. It looks like the bust wasn’t tailored correctly, right?

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Jennifer Garner in Dolce & Gabbana. Camila should have worn this! On Garner, it’s pretty and simple. I like her styling here much more than her God-awful makeup at the Elle event two nights ago.

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Michelle Monaghan in Miu Miu, shoes are Louboutins. I like this. This is a great dress for an event in which you’re not the main event. Also: YAY SLEEVES!

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Chicago Fire Season 3 Episode 5 Recap: What the Truck?

Dawson received a promotion on Chicago Fire Season 3 Episode 5.

But you know what they say about getting what you wish for, right? There are consequences into diving so quickly into something.

It took Herrmann until the conclusion of the hour to allow Dawson to see some of her mistakes, while also realizing the tough position that she has placed herself in due to selecting a rather unorthodox way to get a new position in the Firehouse.

For the most part, the episode felt like a number of non-connected storylines, though one of the most extreme shockers took place when Casey made a bold move to protect his sister from someone he viewed as a destructive husband.

He threatened him about his finances, taking a stand in honor of his sibling.

This arc left viewers hanging a bit, as we’d have to imagine a major showdown is on tap for next Wednesday night.

Then there was the big mess at Molly’s.

Might some be turned off by this whole food truck business, which involved Boden telling the Molly’s gang this week to clear out from the premises? Perhaps.

But we see nothing wrong with adding some humor to a series that often centers on life and death situations. This is a welcome reprieve.

What did everyone else think of the episode? What does the future hold for Dawson? Did Casey make the right call as far as his sister is concerned?

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Hang With Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran: WTH!?

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West do have a lot of famous friends, but they were spotted hanging with some unlikely ones at Teyana Taylor’s party Monday:

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On the eve of Kim Kardashian’s 34th birthday, she joined ‘Ye to support Taylor’s debut album, VII, which is being released by West’s record label.

Karrueche Tran and Chris Brown were among those in the crowd, along with Big Sean, Nelly, YG and other big names in the entertainment universe.

West and Brown have collaborated in the past, most notably on his “Deuces” remix, but it’s been a while since the last time they were seen hanging out.

Because … he’s Chris Brown?

Not sure if there’s any explanation beyond that, or if the two are actually tight (vs. just being at the same party one time), but they sure were chummy here.

He likes Chris Brown, but Kanye hates Scott Disick. Go figure.

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Kanye is amused at first, but his mood quickly changed. Probably about how he would react to these GIFs.

Last year, Chris Tweeted some advice to West, telling him to “hire some security to take care of bulls–t” so he wouldn’t get in any more fights with paparazzi.

In that sense, both have had their share of anger issues, although ‘Ye has never beaten the crap out of his significant other, so he wins in that arena.

It was all about the music Monday, anyway, “This is about artistry and fighting for artists to get their visions out, like it says in the name of the label,” West said.

“It’s a collective of motherf—ers who believe in real music.”

“There’s never been someone on the label that has had to take something into her hands quite as much as this girl has had to do,” he said of Taylor.

“So I really want y’all to give her credit for fighting against an entire system…I’m just really proud to see her tonight, dropping her album. We had to fight for this.”

Keep on fighting the good fight, Ye. Just don’t fight cameramen.

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Jill Duggar’s Walmart baby registry includes Gatorade, Purell: makes sense?

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Confession: my town is really Jesus-y. I’m surrounded by Southern Baptists and I’m sort of fine with it. My new neighbors are this young Duggar-esque Baptist family with like four kids under the age of five. Last Christmas, I gave all of the kids holiday M&M packages and they were thrilled. This is my thought process: I probably don’t agree with any of their beliefs, but they make for great neighbors.

Anyway, since I’m surrounded by Southern Baptists, I spend too much time thinking about how professional religious people make a living. It’s actually pretty easy – Professional Christianity is a growth industry. There are books/publishing, lecture circuits, religious schools (nursery, K-12, college, graduate schools can all have religious affiliations), reality shows, Christian entertainment, plus the old stand-by: actually being employed by a church. I know the Duggar Family has a reality show, but with so many kids, that’s probably not the extent of their income. I would imagine that someone like Jill Duggar is also giving paid speeches, being paid to endorse certain campaigns or products, plus she probably has some other revenue streams (she’s studying to be a midwife). My point is that… I doubt Jill Duggar is rich, but she’s probably got enough money where she doesn’t need to do the baby registry at Walmart. And she definitely doesn’t have to include Gatorade on her baby registry.

Ask and you shall receive! Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard are gearing up for their first baby by registering for gifts at their local Walmart! According to their wish list, the 19 Kids and Counting stars are asking for a mix of everyday items and a few splurges.

For example, the couple requests Purell hand sanitizer, Bounty paper towels, Arm & Hammer detergent, Boudreaux’s butt paste and even an eight-pack of orange flavored Gatorade. Hey, new moms need replenishing too. There are also several items friends and family can purchase at a higher price. The couple’s most expensive item is a $199 stroller followed by a newborn napper station at $159. As of Tuesday afternoon, already 64 gifts have been purchased as the couple eagerly waits for the March 24, 2015 due date.

“We are so excited for this new little blessing and look forward to the arrival of ‘Baby Dilly’ in March 2015,” the couple wrote on the registry. The TLC reality stars recently learned their firstborn will be a handsome boy. They discovered the news during a gender-revealing ultrasound Saturday.

“Oh yes, there was some screaming in the room,” Jill recalled to People magazine. “I thought all along we were having a girl. Everyone made their guesses.” Before the ultrasound, Derick admitted that he “was praying for a big, healthy baby.”

In the meantime, the happy couple is simply enjoying their pregnancy journey and not thinking too much about the baby’s name.

“We are not going to do a letter theme,” Jill shared. “But we may do some kind of theme, like family names.” And get ready, folks. This is likely the first of many kids for the happy family. “I have loved having lots of brothers and sisters and although Derick comes from a family with just one brother, both of us would love to have as many children as God will give us,” Jill shared with Page Six. Congrats to the happy couple. Now let’s start shopping!

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How common is it to put stuff like Gatorade and Purell on your baby registry? I really don’t know – I’ve never looked at a Walmart baby registry before today (I live a sheltered life, I know). If I was buying the gifts (and I AM NOT), I would just get them a gift certificate to Walmart and let them go wild with all of the Gatorade they could ever want (for the baby, obvs). Also: Walmart sells guns and I’m absolutely shocked that there are no weapons on the baby registry. You would think that a Duggar would have insisted on baby’s first shotgun.

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Annie Lennox: ‘Twerking is synonymous with feminism. I do not agree.’

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Annie Lennox is doing press these days to promote her new album, Nostalgia, which is almost entirely jazz standards and the like (think Cole Porter and Gershwin). Usually I think the whole idea of pop singers putting out jazz-standard albums is a pretty blatant money-grab/relevancy-clutch, but in Annie’s case… I’d really like to hear her do Gershwin and Cole Porter. I imagine it’s enchanting because Annie is a goddess/icon/queen.

The last time I covered her, she had mentioned – almost in passing – that she didn’t really care for Beyonce’s style of feminism. Annie branded Beyonce “feminist lite.” It didn’t really seem like shade-throwing, more like an intellectual assessment of what it means to be a feminist historically and where Beyonce falls short. Well, Annie has a new interview with The Daily Beast and they asked her about the Beyonce stuff again. Once again, Annie didn’t back down and she didn’t get personal. She’s enjoying this conversation!

Lennox said she thought she was being asked in general terms. And yes, she considers Beyoncé a bit less than women like Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues. “There is a spectrum in feminism, it’s very broad. It’s very contentious and it’s really complicated.”

“What has happened is I’ll have said something in a sentence, fairly innocuous, and of course the editors look for those little things to tease, they go though it with a fine tooth comb and pull that one thing and make a strapline on top of it,” she says. “They’re all about making it into some sort a battle… I’m thrilled to see the word ‘feminist’ behind Beyoncé, are you kidding me? I think it’s fantastic.”

That said, Lennox does have issues with the way the way the word “feminism” has been thrown around. “There’s a mixed message,” she says. “If you twerk, if you stick out your whatever, if you do that, you’re empowered. That’s where we’re at right now: twerking is synonymous with feminism. I do not agree. It‘s not empowerment from my perspective. It’s demeaning. There’s nothing wrong with sexuality. Sexuality is a fantastic thing, but in performance when people have a very young audience, it’s totally inappropriate.”

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Annie reminded me of that Tori Amos interview I covered a few months ago. Tori was asked about Miley Cyrus and twerking and all of that, and Tori managed to both defend Miley and talk substantively about what sexual empowerment should really look like. That’s what Annie is saying too – owning your sexuality is great. Every woman should be able to define their sexuality however they want. But not every public display of sexuality can be equated to a feminist act.

There are other great parts of this Lennox interview too – Lennox managed to side-step a tricky question about her feelings on Israel and Palestine. She also mentioned the outpouring of hatred she got for backing the “Better Together” campaign against Scottish Independence. Just before the referendum vote last month, Annie told a reporter that she’d “like to see the Scots put their hatred of the English aside and grow up just a little bit. We should be way beyond that now. It’s actually slightly embarrassing.” Apparently, Annie got so much hate mail she almost quit social media.

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Billy Bob Thornton on Angelina Jolie, his dungeon & ‘quart jars of blood’

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Billy Bob Thornton sat down for a lengthy discussion with students at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film & Television last week. THR transcribed the entire discussion – go here to read. BBT talked about his filmography and it seems like he was extremely generous with his time, talking about the years he struggled and worked odd jobs in Hollywood and then going on to discuss his favorite films and film experiences (he says Bandits is a favorite, which is awesome). But the big headline is that BBT talked about Angelina Jolie and whether they really kept vials of blood around and whether she was really into knives. Here’s the Angelina section:

You were married to Angelina Jolie. How did you like that kind of celebrity life? You were in the news everywhere. He’s got a dungeon, he’s got a vial of blood, he’s this, he’s that…Did you have a vial of blood? A dungeon?

THORNTON: I don’t know how the vial idea started. We did not have a dungeon. It was, I mean it was a crazy time. I mean from ’95 or so when we were making Sling Blade on through the time Angelina and I split up which was 2003 I suppose, that whole time was quite a whirlwind and that was, you know, an amazing time. And I’ve never been fond of it. There’s so many things that you can say about this stuff and you know why I like to do this? I mean if we had three hours it would be so much better. Because I could actually….

Well whether it’s popular or not popular I think it’s your duty to kind of tell people the truth about this stuff and the truth is not encouraged anymore. People want the truth but they only want the truth so they can talk bad about you on the blog or on television. They want you to tell them the truth and it screws everybody. It screws journalists and the actors and stuff too because people clam up. You know, we’re clamming up a lot more these days. And it’s because you know you’re gonna get your ass handed to you. So anyway, during that time the reason I brought that up is because I know people like to say oh he says it’s hard being famous, sure, these over privileged… Well I’ve told you what my life was like. I was hardly over privileged…. I became a movie star overnight. From a working actor and working writer to a movie star by playing that guy. That doesn’t normally happen. Normally you’re 21 years old and you look like Tom Cruise and you do a couple underwear commercials first and then you’re a movie star. That didn’t happen for me. So it was all quite overwhelming.

And then when Angie and I got married and we were friends before that for quite a few years and it was an amazing time and all the stuff that they said about us, I mean it had some basis in fact. I mean you know we had a basement. [LAUGHTER] Which I had a recording studio in. So it was a recording studio and so when I tell a journalist I stay down in the dungeon all the time, you know, recording music and they don’t hear recording music, they hear dungeon. You know. Because it makes a better story.

Vial of blood is very simple. Angie came home one day with a kit she bought which is a… You know those lockets you buy that are clear and you put a picture of your grannie in it or something like that and wear it around your neck? That’s what it was. She bought two of those. We were apart a lot because she’s off making Tomb Raider and I’m making Monster’s Ball. We were on opposite ends, we see each other for two weeks and whatever. She thought it would be interesting and romantic if we took a little razorblade and sliced our fingers, smeared a little blood on these lockets and you wear it around your neck just like you wear your son or daughter’s baby hair in one. Same thing. From that we were wearing quart jars of blood around our necks. [LAUGHTER] And we were vampires and we lived in a dungeon. [LAUGHTER]

[From The Hollywood Reporter]

Yeah, it’s nothing we haven’t heard before – obviously, the whole vials of blood thing and the dungeon and all of that got played up a lot circa 2000-01 because Angelina and BBT were so “weird” and “unconventional.” And looking back, I think it’s mostly because neither of them had mastered PR. Like, they didn’t know how to present themselves in interviews and such. But maybe that’s my old-school Angeloonie speaking. I’ve loved her for so many years!!

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Matthew McConaughey covers GQ, talks God, rom-coms & the ‘Redskins’ name

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Matthew McConaughey covers the November issue of GQ and it’s one of the most comprehensive interviews I’ve ever read. Full stop. MM gave a lot of decent-to-good interviews last year during his Oscar campaign, but now that he’s successfully rebooted his entire career and become an Oscar-winner, Matthew has thoughts. Deep thoughts. About everything from the name “Redskins” to his rom-com past to God to… everything. You can read the full interview here (prepare yourself for the McConauniverse). Some highlights:

His rom-com past, his early fame: “I’ve never had fears that I was stuck in one thing. I’m sure we’re going to talk about the years when I was in romantic comedies and I was seen as the guy who was on the beach, running around shirtless. I did that. Damn right that was me. I wasn’t scared like, “Oh God, I’m going to be stuck here.” But I was like, I understand at some point that that is in italics now. [The italics part of my life] has two parts. One was the myth that was branded and created. Second, yeah, it’s me. I did Fool’s Gold in Australia, had a summer in Malibu, and made a surfer film—basically, when you edit those all together, it was one continuous ninety-degree day on the beach without a shirt. But also, I worked hard to live in Malibu, California. I’m going to the beach! I’m gonna go surfing! No, I don’t want to wear a shirt. I want to get a tan and feel the sun on my bones. And it’s Tuesday. You’re recording it? Good for you…. I’m not going to apologize for enjoying what I do.”

He’s proud of those rom-coms: “Absolutely. These things aren’t easy. What’s hard is to make them look easy. Those kinds of movies are what they are. They get pooh-poohed by critics. They get pooh-poohed by actors themselves. And in a way I get it, but in other ways it’s completely unfair. There’s a buoyancy you need to make them work. I believe I gave them buoyancy. And some of the shoots were very difficult, with me trying to fight for the balls on the guy…Look, I’m happy if you think I “cruised through” those. I did my work.

Babies are his secret weapon: “Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn. Whatever decisions you make in the first six months of becoming a father, double down on them. I mean, you’re meeting the Courier. You’re meeting the Shepherd, the Future Prince. You immediately have something you don’t have to think about. You know what’s important. Bam! And the clarity of that is like, “Whew.” I definitely got more selfish. And at the same time, I think I got more compassionate, which don’t always go together, you know?

Being a lifelong Redskins fan, on whether they should change the name: “Man, it’s twofold. What interests me is how quickly it got pushed into the social consciousness. We were all fine with it since the 1930s, and all of a sudden we go, “No, gotta change it”? It seems like when the first levee breaks, everybody gets on board. I know a lot of Native Americans don’t have a problem with it, but they’re not going to say, “No, we really want the name.” That’s not how they’re going to use their pulpit. It’s like my feeling about gun control: “I get it. You have the right to have guns. But look, let’s forget that right. Let’s forget the pleasure you get safely on your range, because it’s in the wrong hands in other places.”

Whether it would hurt to see the Redskins logo gone: “It’s not going to hurt me. It’s just… I love the emblem. I dig it. It gives me a little fire and some oomph. But now that it’s in the court of public opinion, it’s going to change. I wish it wouldn’t, but it will.”

He goes to church every Sunday: “Yeah. In Texas. It’s non-denominational. It’s based in the faith that Jesus is the son of God, that he died for our sins, but many different denominations come in.

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There’s so much more in that interview. I didn’t want to just give you the motherlode of McConaughquotes, but he talks a lot about going back to church after his kids were born, why he and Camilla decided to marry, how he feels about Lance Armstrong, and whether he thinks vanity is a good thing (spoiler: he believes in vanity). It’s a really fascinating interview and a lot of it is Classic McConaughey because he’s talking about space and time and the waves, bro. As for his stuff about the Washington Redskins… actually, I don’t think there are many Native Americans who are really A-OK with the name. The name needs to be changed. Bro.

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Taylor Swift on her ‘serial-dating’: ‘I thought it was a really sexist angle on my life’

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Taylor Swift has another interesting interview, this time with Esquire. I know a lot of you were yelling about Swifty’s interview yesterday, where she talked about how “sexist” it is that we’re like “haha, she writes blind-item songs about her ex-boyfriends.” I didn’t agree with her, but I also felt like… I don’t know, she’s trying to change. She’s maturing. Is she some amazing truth-telling feminist and we should just take her word that something is “sexist”? No, not really. But I appreciate the fact that she’s actually thinking about those kinds of things, like she’s asking herself “Is this sexism? Would they treat me differently if I was a man doing this?” I bring that up because she’s talking about sexism again, plus loads of other stuff. I edited out a bunch of same-old crap about how much she loves her girlfriends (she’s really going through a Girlfriends Phase and yes, I do think it’s just a phase). You can read the full piece here. Some highlights:

Why people pay attention to her dating habits: “I think with every celebrity story there has to be a “Yeah, but …” Take Beyoncé: She’s incredibly talented, gorgeous, perfect role model for girls, empowering women all over the world. Yeah, but … let’s try to pick at her marriage. I think that every celebrity has that. And predominantly women, unfortunately.”

Whether she’s a control freak: “No. The only thing I can’t control is the spin in the press. And so if I know I can’t control that, I have to let it go. In some ways, though, you can control it. I really didn’t like the whole serial-dater thing. I thought it was a really sexist angle on my life. And so I just stopped dating people, because it meant a lot to me to set the record straight—that I do not need some guy around in order to get inspiration, in order to make a great record, in order to live my life, in order to feel okay about myself. And I wanted to show my fans the same thing.”

She handwrites thank you notes to deejays: “I love writing thank-you notes. There’s something very nostalgic to me about the feel of a card and putting pen to paper. How many times in our lives are we required to put pen to paper anymore? There’s something romantic and sort of lost about it. I like things you can touch and things you can keep, because every bit of communication we have is ephemeral in nature. You can just delete an e-mail and it’s like it was never there.”

Takedown culture: “That’s what I don’t like about celebrity culture and the obsession with it, and the takedown culture that we seem to be in. You have celebrities who are pushed to the brink of a public meltdown, and so the public thinks that every person in the public eye has dirty secrets that they’re keeping, or isn’t what they seem, or is masking it and faking sincerity, faking authenticity, faking being surprised at award shows when you win a Grammy.”

Her security personnel: “I fought the idea of having security for a very long time, because I really value normalcy. I really do. I like to be able to take a drive by myself. Haven’t done that in six years. [Even in Tennessee] they have to be in a car behind me. Because just the sheer number of men we have in a file who have showed up at my house, showed up at my mom’s house, threatened to either kill me, kidnap me, or marry me. This is the strange and sad part of my life that I try not to think about. I try to be lighthearted about it, because I don’t ever want to be scared. I don’t want to be walking down the street scared. And when I have security, I don’t have to be scared.

Behind the Music: “When I was a little kid, my friends were watching Disney Channel, but I was watching Behind the Music. And I was drawing these conclusions, like the reason these people went off the rails is because they lost their level of self-awareness. They turned a blind eye to things they didn’t want to see, and all of a sudden all they were seeing were their delusions of grandeur. And I never wanted to make that mistake in my life, regardless of what my career ended up being. I take away these kind of life lessons from that show.

[From Esquire]

I think feminism is so new to Swifty that she thinks crying “sexism” is like waving a magical wand in front of the press to make everyone take her seriously. Talking about who she dates isn’t a “sexist” angle on her life when she’s parading her boyfriends around the paparazzi, organizing Us Weekly covers and cornering exes at the Vanity Fair Oscar party. And she’s still pissed off that people made fun of her near-constant OMG SURPRISE Face at awards shows. Dear Tay-Tay: you are a silly goose. Stop taking yourself so seriously!

Oh, and there’s an interesting answer when she’s asked about her background in country music – her current album is solid pop, as was the last album (although the last one still got some country radio play). Swifty talks about how she learned how to be a professional because she started in country music and hand to God, it sounds like she’s running for political office. Her answer is very Sarah Palin, like Palin’s riff on how the small towns are “real America” as opposed to the big cities.

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Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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Taylor Swift on her ‘serial-dating’: ‘I thought it was a really sexist angle on my life’

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