Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Party attendees included music stars Method Man, Redman, Russell Simmons, Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, Katy Perry, Estelle, Young Jeezy, the Ting Tings, and Missy Elliott, with sport stars, David Beckham, Kevin Garnett, and so much more.
Oh, and there's hipster skaters flying everywhere and mods riding their classic Vespas pass graffiti artists at work. Do you love it or what?!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Sorry, but this woman is so fine it hurts. Really, if you can look good with the shaved head, you deserve a medal. Half Italian and half Cape Verdean, 26-year-old Amber Rose is a Ford model. She's also in a hip hop video or two. Oh, yeah, she's probably most known for being Kanye West's girlfriend.
Amber has funky fashion sense and flaunts it in public often. She's admitted proudly to picking all her own outfits and not utilizing a stylist. On top of that, she has an enviable outlook about sex and seems so open and earnest about her own sexuality. Kudos to this amazing looking vixen. Listen to an interview with her below.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I watched a talk show recently when the guest told the host she’s so skinny, she looked like a holocaust victim. The host’s response was, “why, thank you…” What kind of world do we live in when being called a “holocaust survivor” to describe ones weight is considered a compliment.
This mentality is not exclusive to the entertainment world, I have girlfriends (and one straight male friend) who completely buy into the idea that looking unhealthy is actually attractive. For instance, I’ve heard my girlfriends express happiness when they get the runs because at least they lost a lot of weight quickly.
It’s gotten to the point where I cannot compliment their bodies when they look healthy because immediately I’m accused of calling them “fat.” Saying someone looks “good” is translated through their "anorexic ears" as “obese.” In this case, what would constitute a compliment? Here are some good ones to try.
1. When someone goes through a major crisis like a break up or lost of job, you don’t say “cheer up” or “sorry.” To make them feel better, you say instead, "You should go through major depression more often, it does your waistline good..".
2. In general, say. "OMG, you look so anorexic, what’s your secret?"
3. "You look like a prepubescent kid, I’ve never seen you better."
4. "You’re my skinniest friend. I’m a whale standing next to you."
Oh, and you should use these kinds of compliments often because lack of recognition also means calling them “fat.” I have some real insecure friends with body image issues you say? Well, yes, but then again, you may have friends that also say, "I look so fat," when you're hard press to find out where they would actually store it. Then you're in the same boat I am in.
These "skinny" folks, including many women and gay men, represent a vast number of people of all ages, creeds…living in the United States. It’s a state of mind that is constantly reinforced in images all around us. It takes quite a bit of deprogramming to rethink our ideas of beauty and weight. I'm not exactly immune myself but with most things, it's a work in progress.
I’ll leave you with this story. I was in LA at a cute brunch place when I saw an emaciated pug. Pugs are known to be, well, pudgy. I told its owner that it was the skinniest pug I’ve even seen. To which, he announced in gay diva style, “he’s an LA pug, honey.” Scary.
Oh, and if you found the image of the woman above, "hot," you should also check your "anorexic eyes." Just sayin'. Agree?
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Hey Hangookphiles, get ready for what looks to be another great Gan Mien Western fantasy action flick coming out this summer! Writer-director, Sngmoo Lee, will showcase his debut film, The Warrior's Way, in collaboration with Lord of the Rings producer, Barrie Osborne. It will star Jang Dong-gun of 2004's Tae Guk Gi (The Brotherhood of War) fame and Kate Bosworth of Blue Crush and Superman Returns.
The premise is reminiscent of the Kung Fu television series in that there's a traveler from a far away land that ends up in the wild wild west circa first half of the 19th century. Lee plays Yang, a highly skilled fugitive warrior who's in possession of a baby. He comes across a circus troupe and bonds with resident knife thrower with a dark past, Lynn, played by Bosworth. Then through illin' looking special affects, Yang and his buddies kick some serious black hat asses. Promos show some cool looking images even if the story seems tired. Looking forward to it very much!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Hellsya! Rain's new movie, "Ninja Assasin," is due out this November. You may know Rain as only the premier pop artist in Korea, or possibly have seen him playing Taejo Togokahn in "Speed Racer," or as Stephen Cobert's nemesis on the Colbert Report. The boy may be a newcomer on the Hollywood big screen but has already had plenty of acting chops with modern classic Korean dramas like, "Full House," and feature films such as, "I'm a Cyborg and That's Okay." .