Silver Linings Playbook star Jennifer Lawrence is looking great on the cover of this month’s Vanity Fair, and she’s taking a cue from her character’s outspokenness. "Not to sound rude, but [acting] is stupid… Everybody’s like, ‘How can you remain with a level head?’ And I’m like, ‘Why would I ever get cocky? I’m not saving anybody’s life. There are doctors who save lives and firemen who run into burning buildings. I’m making movies. It’s stupid.’” (Good luck on that second Oscar nomination, Jen!) [Vanity Fair]
Some guys care if ladies wear makeup. Some guys don’t. Here’s a tip: don’t listen to what dudes think. [The Frisky]
TV legend Jimmie Walker drops some truthbombs about the state of African-American-led films and television shows: "What has happened is that any minority character you see on a show now is always the police commissioner, the head of the hospital, the school superintendent. Those kinds of people don’t invoke followers. The people who are going to get attention are the wacky guys… who eventually become stars… You’ll never see a black Will Ferrell, You’ll never see a black Adam Sandler, because black people aren’t allowed to play those kind of roles." [Indiewire]
If you invite me to your sonogram party, friendship terminated. [Jezebel]
How many New Year’s resolutions did you make? Or should I ask, how many of your goals go unfulfilled this year? [Hypervocal]
It should come as no surprise that Hugh Hefner married a blonde woman named "Crystal." [EW]
…but did Brad Pitt and Angelina get married? Who knows! [Telegraph]
Braces are popular in Asia. BRB, going back in time to get my teenage self and then sending him to present-day Indonesia. [The Gloss]
Everyone annoyed with the rap music in the trailer for The Great Gatsby will probably just have to kill themselves now that Jay-Z will score the film. Natural progression of emotions, right? [AV Club]
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Playboy honcho Hugh Hefner, 85, found it in his heart to forgive his 25-year-old girlfriend Crystal Harris for dumping him five days before their wedding — these lovebirds are now re-engaged.
Hefner originally proposed to the Playmate and Girls Next Door star on Christmas Eve 2010. But a few months later rumors began circulating that his fiancée was two-timing him with — wait for it — Dr. Phil McGraw’s son, Jordan McGraw. Shortly after, she called off the wedding five days before she was to walk down the aisle. Awkwardly, her Playboy cover trumpeting her as "Mrs. Crystal Hefner" had already gone to print and hit newstands in July 2011.
Well, dust off those "Mrs. Crystal Hefner" issues because they’re relevant again. TMZ reports these two crazy kids are engaged again and that Crystal just felt she needed time to "be independent and stand on her own two feet."
May their blessed union actually happen this time … their future be less wrinkly and saggy than it sounds.
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