If, by now, you haven’t heard about the allegations swirling around Harvey Weinstein—one half of the hugely popular Hollywood production company co-founded with his brother—I can only assume you’ve been living under a rock. A week ago, an expose published in the New York Times first launched the initial story that Weinstein was responsible for roughly three decades of sexual harassment and assault and subsequent pay-offs in his role as a film executive. In the week since, the scandal has only continued to grow, with dozens of new stories surfacing from women who experienced Weinstein’s behavior firsthand or heard about the abuse from others.
While women like Gwenyth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie have come forward to add their voices to the mix, many other voices have risen up to ask the inevitable question of “why”: if so many people were aware of his behavior, why was nothing done about it sooner? (more…)
(Thank you to Blogging for Books for the review copy!)
I’m beginning to think that maybe autobiographies are just not my cup of tea. I’ve read a few in the past year and haven’t enjoyed any of them that much. I think it’s partly that I’m just not a huge “fan” of very many celebrities and I don’t care that much about their life stories, so it makes it a little hard to get into their autobiographies. For Neil Patrick Harris in particular, I know very little about him or his career–I actually know him better from Harold and Kumar than from How I Met Your Mother or Doogie Howser–so while many of the career anecdotes are amusing, they just don’t mean much to me.
And to be honest, if you don’t know a lot about a celebrity, reading about their personal life is kind of a snooze. It’s like sitting next to a stranger on a bus while they show you pictures of their kids. You try not to be rude and yawn, but the whole time you’re thinking, I don’t know you or any of these people. I don’t really want to hear another anecdote about your family vacation!
I think if you were a fan of Neil and his work then you’d like this book much better. The Choose Your Own Adventure-style format is fun and some of the stories are funny. The book overall was just not really my taste, I ended up skimming parts of it because I wasn’t that interested.
Choose Your Own Autobiography, by Neil Patrick Harris (paperback, 304 pages). Genre: nonfiction, memoir, humor. Two out of five stars.
I started flipping through images for a “best-of” Golden Globes fashion post and realized…I liked almost NOTHING that hit the red carpet Sunday night. NOTHING! Emma Stone killed it, as usual, and there were a few other honorable mentions, but for the most part I just disliked everything I saw. Maybe it was me…maybe it was the designers…who knows!
Anyway, in the end, I had a handful of best-dressed ladies to point out, a bunch of “almost” looks, and a few “heck, no”s. This is going to get long, so I’ll cut if off and let you click to continue reading!
Beauty do or don’t? Megan Fox attended Ferrarri’s 60th anniversary gala last week with an interesting beauty/fashion combo: red lipstick that perfectly matched her red gown.
It used to be going matchy-matchy with your makeup and clothing was a bit of a faux pas, but lately celebrities have been rocking this look more often. Personally I think Megan looks great, but I wonder: is this a beauty do or don’t? Is this maybe something you can only pull off when you’re a Hollywood actress in full femme fatale mode at a red carpet event?
If you’re curious about the shade she’s wearing here: it’s Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick in Icon [$30], but if you want a cheaper, vegan alternative, I would suggest Flower Beauty Kiss Stick High Shine Lip Color in Rose Bud [$6.98 at Walmart stores]. It’s a great classic red! Check out my review here or check out these three swatches and tell me: which one would be your “go-to” red?
What do you think? Would you ever wear this look for a daytime/casual everyday event? What beauty do or don’t have you broken recently?