196 posts from January 2009
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Katie Couric tells Condé Nast Portfolio (February 2009) that she is a feminist:
"Oh yeah. I am. I am. I feel very strongly that women should have equal opportunity. I believe strongly in civil rights. I don't want to get into too much else."
That sounds like she's pro-gay marriage, but more pro-keeping her job.
I remember her stating she was a Democrat in an interview with Rosie O'Donnell on Rosie's pre-outcoming talk show. For that reason and for how unfairly she is harassed in the media, I really like Katie Couric. She's no Walter Cronkite, but who is?
But Lisa Rinna is such a picture of class and elegance I feel compelled to post an image of her taken at the SAG Awards and printed in National Enquirer (February 9, 2009)—she manages to flash her twat on the red carpet. It's not split wet beaver, but still—this is a hard thing to do.
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The Republican party has a wicked sense of humor—they just elected their chair in the form of African-American (me-too syndrome, much?) Michael Steele, who had previously run his losing senate campaign as a quasi-Democrat with support from illustrious folks like former in-law Mike Tyson.
The joke part? He narrowly beat out a man who until four months ago belonged to a whites-only country club.
As a kid, I never dreamed the Burger King king would be pimped out like this one day in official advertising. It's all very Hugh Hefner, and is for Flame, "the scent of seduction." I don't get why this kind of gimmick is smart marketing to make people want to eat at Burger King, but I definitely see why it's good for getting your brand noticed.
Eric McCormack sits (literally) for People (February 9, 2009) and discusses his new TV series Trust Me, which looks like Will & Will. But he's not Will, and his publicist clearly made certain that People helped him out with that perception—question #5 out of 5 is, "You've been married to your wife, Janet, for 12 years. Any words of wisdom for Hollywood newlyweds?" The image-healing (HE'S STRAIGHT, REMEMBER) makes the question more informative than the answer.
Men's Fitness has put out a Get Fit Stay Fit Guide 2009 with Jason Lewis (on the cover), Reggie Bush, LL Cool J, LaDainian Tomlinson, Torii Hunter, Flo Rida, Jeremy Wariner, Milo Ventimiglia, Ray Allen, Scott Foley, Sidney Crosby, Adrian Peterson and Alonzo Mourning.
I wish I could report that just reading it would result in acquiring their builds:
An interview with Barney Frank in Condé Nast Portfolio (February 2009) reveals he is testy about his part in the current financial crisis ("I can't account for other people's mistakes!"), disdainful of hedge-fund managers ("They became intoxicated by their own technology...No one will listen to them. They have no power to resist.") and angry at Merrill Lynch C.E.O. John Thain's comment that the bail-out cash was a mere "cushion" for them.
It's nice to have no-nonsense adults in charge again. Go get 'em, Barney.