17 Halloween Costumes Women Have Managed to Make Sexy

It’s an October tradition, even more so than the San Francisco Giants appearing in the World Series or Kim Kardashian celebrating a birthday:

Women going out for Halloween with very little clothing on.

Slutty Corn

You’ll wanna take your time while picking these kernels from between your teeth!

Indeed, across this great country, females have turned October into National Dress However You Want Without Being Called a Skank Day. 

We’ve already seen sexy Frozen Halloween costumes get released in honor of this celebration… but those outfits have nothing on the pieces of attire featured in this gallery.

There’s a skanky clown costume. And a skanky slice of pizza costume. Really.

Wanna dress like a skanky crayon? If so … weird. But good news: you can!

We kid you not, there’s even a skanky Oompa Loompa costume.

What does it look like? Grit your teeth and find out now!

Go here to read the rest:
17 Halloween Costumes Women Have Managed to Make Sexy


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


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.”

[From The Daily Beast]

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.


Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.


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


Ariana Grande left Catholicism when she was told God doesn’t love her gay brother


For a while there, the Ariana Grande stories were coming out every single day. Tales of her diva behavior, reports of her behind-the-scenes antics, and rumors of her general unpleasantness saturated the media in September. And then it kind of faded away a few weeks ago. I tend to think Ariana’s people – and it takes a village with this girl, trust me – finally managed to calm everything down. Ariana stopped giving interviews for a little while and someone managed to stop the PR bleed. Now Ariana’s people are probably hoping that they can rebrand her a little bit… possibly as a loving sister with an out-and-proud gay brother, Frankie Grande. Ariana talked about leaving Catholicism when her brother was told that God didn’t love him. Yikes. You can read Ariana’s full Telegraph interview here. Some highlights:

She hasn’t changed: “I’m still the same person I’ve been since I was four years old. Literally. Obviously, I’m a mature adult. But I’m still the same girl. I’m still Ariana from Boca who loves musical theatre, who loves her family, who loves the beach, who loves animals.”

Her gay brother: “When my brother was told that God didn’t love him I was like, “OK, that’s not cool.” They were building a Kabbalah centre in Florida so we both checked it out and really had a connection with it.” Kabbalah “sort of stuck with me. And since then my life has unfolded in a really beautiful way, and I think that it has a lot to do with the tools I’ve learnt through Kabbalah, I really do.”

Explaining the life lessons learned from Kabbalah: “You have to watch your intentions, make sure you’re not giving in to your ego. You have to numb your reactive state. You have the power to change your reality. You have to take a second and breathe and reassess how you want to approach or react to a situation or approach an obstacle, or deal with a negative person in your space. That takes a lot of self-control and practice and, I guess, willpower.”

She still believes in demons too: “Do I believe in demons? I believe in unexplained energies.”

Being a role model: “To me the idea of being a role model is just being yourself,’ she says. ‘And being unapologetically yourself, whatever that means. Whether that’s just me simply dressing sexier on some days and more conservatively on other days because that’s how I wake up feeling, I believe in authenticity.”

Rumors of diva ‘tude: “It’s funny how a certain amount of success comes with a certain amount of weird, inaccurate depictions of you,’ she says. ‘But I feel like it will die down because it’s not something that I pay into. And also things can only last so long when there’s little truth to them. So that’s why I don’t trip over it. It’s weird to me because I do see myself as a fairly positive, very friendly person. So it’s kind of odd. I also think a lot of people don’t know what the word “diva” means. If you want to call me a diva I’ll say, “Um, well, cool.” Barbra Streisand is a diva; that’s amazing. Celine Dion is a diva; thank you. But if you want to call me a bitch, that’s not accurate. Because it’s just not in my nature.”

[From The Telegraph]

Madonna always claimed that Kabbalah made her a better person too. I’m not so sure though. I mean, on a scale of secular humanism to Xenu, I think Kabbalah is relatively harmless. It’s a money-suck for celebrities but at least the religion isn’t being supported by slave labor and aliens. People are just buying red strings and learning how to “numb their reactive state” (eyeroll). But surely there’s a reason why so many moody divas are drawn to Kabbalah?

I hope Ariana never denies her old stories of demon encounters ever again! Her demon stories were the best. MOAR DEMON STORIES.


Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.


The rest is here:
Ariana Grande left Catholicism when she was told God doesn’t love her gay brother


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


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.


Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.


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


Daniele Watts, Boyfriend Charged With Lewd Conduct Over Car Sex Scandal

Actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend have both been charged with lewd conduct over their recent parking lot car sex scandal, according to a new report.

The Django Unchained star was infamously arrested for having sex in her car outside CBS Studios last month, at which point she played the race card.

Watts said she was handcuffed and embarrassed simply for “showing affection” while “fully clothed’ and in a “public place” with Brian James Lucas.

Witnesses at the Directors Guild office who witnessed the hookup told a different story, telling officers that Watts and Lucas were having sex alright.

In the passenger seat, with her straddling him and the door wide open, holding the open sunroof for control. After which Lucas cleaned up with a tissue.

Yeah. Lovely.

In audio from the incident, LAPD Sgt. Jim Parker tells Lucas why he was called to the scene, only to have Watts jump in and bring up her race.

And the fact that she has a publicist. As the confrontation escalates, Watts says she serves “freedom and love,” while the authorities “serve detainment.”

She later yells: “I hope when you’re f–king your spouses you really feel alive.” Watts walked away in a fury, so they cuffed her and brought her back.

Prosecutors listened to the LAPD audio, and examined various testimonies and pictures of Watts straddling her boyfriend with her breasts exposed.

After weighing the Daniele Watts sex photos and all over evidence, both parties were charged with lewd conduct and face up to six months in jail if convicted.

Stay tuned.

Waka Flocka Flame

Waka Flocka Flame was arrested at the Atlanta airport for packing heat. That’ll do it every time.

Go here to read the rest:
Daniele Watts, Boyfriend Charged With Lewd Conduct Over Car Sex Scandal


The Flash and Jane the Virgin: Granted Full-Season Orders by The CW!

Barry Allen isn’t the only thing that moves quickly on The CW.

After just two episodes of The Flash Season 1 and Jane the Virgin Season 1, the network has granted full-season orders for both new programs.

The Flash debuted two weeks ago as the most-watched series premiere ever on The CW, scoring 6.1 million viewers in Live + 3 Day Nielsen ratings

Jane the Virgin, meanwhile, actually built on its opening audience for Episode 2 last night, a rare and exciting feat. Both shows have been very well received by critics.

“We have had a fantastic start to our season this year, with The Flash launching as our most-watched series premiere ever, and Jane the Virgin recognized as the best new show this season by critics across the country,” network president Mark Pedowitz said in a statement, adding:

“Over the past three seasons, we have made it our mission to grow and to broaden out our audience, and to keep raising the bar with the quality and impact of our new shows, and The Flash and Jane have both exceeded our expectations on all counts. I’m thrilled to announce full season orders for both of these terrific new series.”

The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, a young man who gains super speed after a science lab explodes.

Jane the Virgin stars Gina Rodriguez as a young woman who gets accidentally artificially inseminated, throwing a rather unexpected wrench into her meticulous life plans.

You can watch The Flash online and you can watch Jane the Virgin online via our friends at TV Fanatic in order to catch up.

Go here to read the rest:
The Flash and Jane the Virgin: Granted Full-Season Orders by The CW!


“Mariah Carey wants you to know that she can still hit the high notes” links

Mariah Carey wants you to know she can still hit the high notes. [Seriously OMG WTF]
Paris Hilton wears Moschino in NYC, with her little dog. [RCFA]
Sofia Vergara is fighting back against thyroid cancer. [Wonderwall]
Eddie Murphy is still dating Paige whatsherface. [Moe Jackson]
This year’s Simpsons Halloween episode wasn’t that great. [The Blemish]
More Pumpkin Patch photo-ops! [Celebrity Baby Scoop]
Justin Bieber is probably banging Barbara Pavlin now. [IDLY]
Kris Jenner doesn’t know if Bruce Jenner is transitioning. [Bitten & Bound]
Lena Dunham talks about losing her virginity. [I'm Not Obsessed]
Some of Oscar de la Renta’s best red carpet moments. [The Frisky]
Hannibal Buress has no time for Bill Cosby. [Gawker]
Lana del Rey is such a goth girl. [PopBytes]


Go here to see the original:
“Mariah Carey wants you to know that she can still hit the high notes” links


Chris Hemsworth Braves The Water For ‘In The Heart Of The Sea’

chris hemsworth in the heart of the seaDid you know Herman Melville based ‘Moby Dick’ on a true story? I had NO idea. Well, Nathaniel Philbrick wrote a book about the event called ‘In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex.’ Director Ron Howard and Chris Hemsworth teamed up to bring the story to the big screen for ‘In The Heart of The Sea.’ RELATED: Watch Chris Hemsworth in #Blackhat.

Ron and Chris might be a new director – actor pairing: the two also made ‘Rush’ together. I remember seeing the pictures of Chris in period costume for ‘In The Heart of the Sea. Just this teaser trailer looks INTENSE. It’s scheduled to hit theaters on March 13, 2015 in IMAX as well as 2D. Are you interested?

Read this article:
Chris Hemsworth Braves The Water For ‘In The Heart Of The Sea’


Ariana Grande Asks Miley Cyrus For Advice: Help Me Make the Diva Rumors Stop!

For months now, Ariana Grande diva rumors have been circulating online and in the tabloids, detailing the singer’s mistreatment of fans and staff, as well as her borderline psychotic demands.

Ari claims that she’s got nothing in common with the sharp-tongued egomaniac that’s portrayed by the press, and that she’s deeply hurt by the false reports of diva behavior.

So hurt, in fact, that she did what so many of us would like to do in our darkest hour – she called up Miley Cyrus and was like, Girl, make it stop!

  • Ariana Grande Blows (Kisses)
  • Miley Cyrus Acting Weird

“I was upset and I contacted Miley,” Ariana said in a recent interview with MTV.

“She was like, ‘Girl don’t even look at it. Just be happy that you’re blessed. You have family and friends that love you. You have fans that love you who know what’s true and what’s not.”

Wow. We would’ve thought Miley’s advice would be more along the lines of smoke a ton of weed and put some weird crap on Instagram, and you’ll feel better instantly!

Instead, she offered some genuinely thoughtful input. It’s like these days, she’s twerkin’ with her head…or something.

Anyway, for whatever reason, rumors of Ari’s diva behavior have seemed to subside in recent weeks.

Grande is officially dating Big Sean now, so maybe the relationship has calmed her down, or perhaps it’s just given the media something else to focus on. 

Hopefully Miley will be able to offer some advice when the inevitable reports of “drama” between Ari and Sean begin to surface online. 

Her Name Was Inspired By a Cartoon

Ariana’s name was inspired by Princess Oriana from Felix the Cat!

Visit link:
Ariana Grande Asks Miley Cyrus For Advice: Help Me Make the Diva Rumors Stop!


Duggar Family Secrets Revealed: What Goes on Behind Closed Doors?

The Duggars of TLC’s 19 Kids & Counting fame seems like the picture perfect family in many respects, but what goes on behind closed doors?

A lot of things you might not expect, according to a surprising new expose.

Dates Without Chaperones

The Duggar parents often accompany their children on dates in order to maintain their “accountability” and “keep things from going in the wrong direction,” per Jim Bob. The girls are fine with this, as being alone with men puts them in grave “moral danger.” When the parents aren’t available, their older siblings will often tag along, making every date a group date and a family affair.

With 19 children to raise (or at least 15 now that a handful have reached adulthood), one would think Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar would be exhausted, 24/7.

Not necessarily, though. Their maligned ace in the hole: Jana Duggar!

It’s the put-upon eldest daughter who’s exhausted from a lifetime of raising the kids, and some of the other older siblings, who do most of the babysitting.

“Jim Bob and Michelle have what they call the ‘buddy system,’” an insider says of the household’s inner workings, and that system works as follows:

“Each of the older kids gets paired with a younger kid that they have to watch over and help out. It’s great for them, because it’s like they have a set of free nannies.

The kids, however, “don’t really have a choice” in the matter.

Jana Duggar, as a 23-year-old, often gets saddled with even more responsibility, as she’s managing the managers as well as her own little buddy.

“Jim Bob and Michelle have been known to go out on date night and leave all the kids at home with Jana in charge of the house,” the source says.

“They’ll be gone for hours, during which she has to watch over everyone. She does it with a smile, but it’s sad. It’s not like she ever gets a date night!”

She’s not even allowed to date, according to some reports.

There’s only so much one beautiful young woman can do, too, because of the sheer numbers involved. When the parents are away, the kids run wild.

If Jana can’t whip something up for all of them to eat, which is a tall order, “they’ve been known to just have snacks like pretzel sticks and yogurt for dinner.”

“They bounce off the walls!” the source claims. “They are allowed to ride their scooters in the house, and even put the youngest kids in a wagon.

“They drag them around at high speeds. It seems like they pretty much do whatever they want. They even have an indoor slide and rock climbing wall.”

“It’s amazing that no one’s ever gotten hurt.”

Or that Jana gets no credit for it.

Jana Marie Duggar

Jana Marie Duggar is so beautiful … and put upon, supposedly, by a family that relies on her to help take care of the others but never have a life of her own. If that’s true, it’s sad. Is it time for her to break free?

To their credit, there has been no sign of abuse, mental or physical, or rumors of any legitimate scandals with the family, despite its increasingly high profile.

While to a point, you can’t expect a family that large to coexist without a level of chaos thrown into the mix, you have to wonder about the toll it takes on Jana.

With Josh Duggar married with children, Jill Duggar marrying Derick Dillard and Jessa Duggar set to get married November 1, Jana’s plight seems even sadder.

To see the family as they want to be portrayed on TLC, watch 19 Kids and Counting online to catch up on their comings and goings, then comment below:

Should Jim Bob and Michelle cut her a break and bring in some hired help to keep the kids in line instead of their vaunted buddy system? Discuss!

Here is the original post:
Duggar Family Secrets Revealed: What Goes on Behind Closed Doors?