Topic: Marilyn-Monroe

Paul Schrader Thinks Lindsay Lohan Is Like A More Talented Version Of Marilyn Monroe

Paul Schrader Thinks Lindsay Lohan Is Like A More Talented Version Of Marilyn Monroe

In the now infamous New York Times article Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan In Your Movie, The Canyons director Paul Schrader made no secret of his ambivalent feelings towards Lindsay Lohan. But she is still, against all odds, the star of his upcoming movie, so that doesn’t mean he can’t say ridiculously nice things about her. (Emphasis on the ridiculous.) More »

Seriously, Why Are We So Obsessed With Marilyn Monroe?

Seriously, Why Are We So Obsessed With Marilyn Monroe?

Love, Marilyn, a one-hour special on HBO about Marilyn Monroe airs tonight, and at the risk of seeming being insensitive, why are we still so obsessed with her? Sure, she was beautiful and talented and damaged and tragic, but a lot of people are those things, and we let their memories slowly fade over the years. She was mesmerizing in a lot of ways and for a lot of reasons, but I don’t think any of those reasons quite explain the cultural fixation; at least not in a way that’s satisfying to me. More »

What Anne Frank & Other Famous Historical Figures Would’ve Really Thought Of Justin Bieber

What Anne Frank & Other Famous Historical Figures Would've Really Thought Of Justin Bieber

Yesterday, Justin Bieber said something that irritated a lot of people (in fact, Amanda literally threw stuff across the room and screamed). While visiting the Anne Frank House in Germany, he wrote this message in the guestbook: “Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.”

Yeah. Uhm. More »

Megan Fox Throws Shade At LiLo And Marilyn Monroe, Gets Tattoos Removed

Megan Fox Throws Shade At LiLo And Marilyn Monroe, Gets Tattoos Removed

This February’s Esquire features one of men’s magazines’ favorite covergirls: Megan Fox, open cardigan and pouty queasy facial expression included! In the accompanying interview, she discusses everything from her sex appeal, why being famous is like being bullied in high school on a “massive scale” and the Book of Revelations. Of course, this interview wouldn’t be complete without some Megan Fox quotes wherein she gets sassy about other people, would it? More »

Shelved Dolls: Judy Campbell: JFK’s Favorite Mistress (Who Was Not Marilyn Monroe)

 Shelved Dolls:  Judy Campbell: JFK's Favorite Mistress (Who Was Not Marilyn Monroe)

Did you know that JFK was the first American President to pardon a Thanksgiving turkey? He was. The tradition is often said to originate with George Bush (#41) but that was just the first Official Pardon. When JFK was presented with a turkey wearing a bib emblazoned, “Good eating, Mr. President”, he apparently turned to Jackie and declared, “Why don’t we just keep it?”

I think about that anecdote a lot when I consider JFK, because otherwise I just judge him as that jerk who really dicked over Marilyn Monroe.

Well that . . . and Civil Rights. Those two things. More »

25 Awesome Homemade Halloween Costumes You Can Make From Stuff You Already Own

25 Awesome Homemade Halloween Costumes You Can Make From Stuff You Already Own

Every year we say the same thing, “Nope, not spending money on a Halloween costume, just going to stay in, not a chance, harrumph, bah humbug” and all that. And every year, we inevitably end up at some Halloween party, looking like the one asshole who’s too cheap or too morose to wear a damn costume. So, this year, we’re cutting that off at the pass (and helping you out, if you’re anything like us) with ideas for 25 last minute homemade Halloween costumes, all assembled from stuff you probably have in your closet. You don’t even need a very interesting closet, either. More »

“Should We Just Quit Our Jobs And Get Married?”

"Should We Just Quit Our Jobs And Get Married?"

Last week, in a moment of frustration, EIC Jennifer Wright asked, “Should I just quit my job and get married?” It was supposed to be funny, but deputy editor Ashley Cardiff couldn’t entirely tell if she was joking. Now they’re curious: if given the option, would we spend our days watching TV and having no responsibilities? The answer is “Maybe” and also “adult babies.” More »