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“Glee” star Dianna Agron also spoke about growing into herself, after an 11-year “awkward phase” that included middle school boys making fun of her deep voice, worshipping Audrey Hepburn and Lucille Ball, and getting accidentally punched in the nose and branded “bloody nose girl” as a high school freshman. After spending her late-teen years smiling, nodding and trying to be generally agreeable, she had an epiphany while at the acupuncturist. “I didn’t have to feel as if I had to be everything,” she said. “I was something. I was just me.”
Plus, when she falters, she has a very special acquaintance to remind her to stay true to herself. “I met Jay-Z twice in one month,” she said. “This is not normal.” After greeting him with some combination between a hand slap and body slam, she apologized. “He said, ‘Were you being you?’” Agron recounted. When she responded affirmatively, he said “OK, cool. Let’s do it again.” Stars: They’re just like us … except they hang out with Jay-Z. (x)
“And that is the last case that she worked. In the nine years that have taken place in her life since then, she has not worked a case. In fact, she transferred from Hearst College to Stanford and then from Stanford to Columbia Law School and, as we see her again, she's starting to interview for jobs at big law firms in New York. She just got out of Columbia. We learn that not only has she not worked a case since then, she's not seen Logan since then. She's certainly kept up with Wallace [Percy Daggs III] and Mac [Tina Majorino] and she sees her dad [Keith played by Enrico Colantoni] as much as she can, but for the most part, she's put Neptune in the rear view mirror. There's something around page 10 of the movie that's going to bring her back to Neptune. It's like a "Godfather 3" story: No matter how much she thinks she's out, she's going to get pulled back in.”—What’s Veronica been up to since we last saw her walking into a rainstorm? ; Rob Thomas for Huffington Post (full article here)
How to Achieve Super Long Lashes
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Chris Colfer, 'Struck By Lightning' Writer & Star, On Facing Those Who Don't Take Him Seriously
Chris Colfer is much more than just Kurt from “Glee.” The 22-year-old star is a New York Times best-selling author, who also wrote, produced and stars in the new indie coming-of-age comedy “Struck by Lightning.” As Colfer told HuffPost Entertainment, he would have directed the film too, if time and preconceived notions weren’t a factor.
Based on his own high school experiences, “Struck by Lightning” follows a California teen named Carson (Colfer), who dreams of going to Northwestern and becoming a journalist. The problem? Carson dies in the film’s opening scene after being struck by lightning. “Struck by Lightning” details how Carson tried to make his dream come true with humor, pathos and a healthy dose of 2012 breakout star Rebel Wilson. (She plays Colfer’s onscreen sidekick.)
Colfer spoke to HuffPost Entertainment about writing “Struck by Lightning,” why people don’t give him credit for his work, and whether he’d want to write an episode of “Glee.”
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Although it’s been a relatively tough year for Kurt Hummel on “Glee,” (leaving Ohio for NYC and breaking up with beau Blaine Anderson) the actor who plays the lovable character, Chris Colfer, had a breakthrough year, diving into projects outside the popular hit series for which he’s best known.
Those projects included releasing a children’s book, “The Land of Stories” this summer and debuting his dark comedy film, “Struck By Lightning,” at the Tribeca Film Festival in April.
Elizabeth Perie: In Defense of Taylor Swift
I’ve finally reached my breaking point. LEAVE
To give you some background, it seems that people are especially mad at T Swizzle this month. They are upset with her for many reasons, like ostensibly being asexual, having an out-of-control interest in antique shopping, dating too many men, and not being sufficiently feminist. Let me repeat. Asexual. Antique shopping. Too many men. Anti-feminist.
First of all, judging a young person’s perceived sexual orientation? Just stop. And I’m not going to touch the antiquing thing with a 10 foot pole.
In terms of slut-shaming her for having multiple boyfriends, I think it’s pretty obvious why we shouldn’t be doing it to a 23-year-old girl, whether she’s a mega-star or just out of college from small townPennsylvania. No one deserves that. Not Taylor and not her young fans, who are probably internalizing these critiques as we speak.
Even Michael J. Fox joined the chorus this week. He said: “Taylor Swift writes songs about everybody she goes out with […] What a way to build a career.” (Sidenote: Taylor tweeted that he called her to apologize.)
Now, I have a lot to say about this “Taylor Swift is sexist” argument. There was one particularly jarring article recently published on Buzzfeed that got to the heart of the issue for me. The piece analyzed lyrics from her songs and asked us: “Does Taylor Swift Hate Other Women?”
But what I’d like to know from Buzzfeed is: “Why do you?”
I’m not arguing that her songs are perfect feminist anthems that romanticize healthy romantic relationships. Few, if any, mainstream musicians today (male or female) write songs that are not problematic in that sense, and this probably says more about our preferences as an audience than their talent as artists.
Why, suddenly, do we all feel it’s her responsibility to carry our political banner for us?
It’s one thing to have a feminist analysis of Taylor Swift’s songs and to find them wanting. It’s another to dismiss her because her music doesn’t achieve feminism perfection in a vacuum where no one does. The more we focus on and disapprove of the few female singers who dare do their own writing, the more we are creating a hostile environment for empowered female artists to exist, period. Moreover, Taylor Swift has actually negotiated interesting — and arguably, unprecedented — ways to retain her agency in an industry that would rather she didn’t.
That’s what makes her a feminist role model. When any young singer writes a love song after being in a high-profile relationship, there will always be salacious speculation. Taylor Swift participates in the guessing game — she drops actual code words in her song titles to help guide her fans — and in doing so, she coopts the conversation. Some people even accuse her of manufacturing paparazzi photo-ops of public dates she has with her boyfriends.
Even though there’s little she can do to change the system that puts her private life as a young, female celebrity on display, Taylor Swift appears to have created a model where she can manipulate it. She has preemptively created a narrative for herself that she has power over and, for the most part, has benefitted her career (“Red” has broken how many sales records?).
In an industry that is known for targeting young, successful women and attempting to strip them of their agency, Taylor Swift serves as a powerful example of someone who has fought back in ways that are smart, complicated, and unapologetic. And that’s pretty badass, in my humble feminist opinion.
So, I guess what I’m trying to say is, for the sake of my sanity, I would like it very much if you would all take a moment to think about why it is that you hate her and other successful women in our viciously sexist celebrity culture. (Also, why you seem to think shopping for old furniture is such a reprehensible habit. Seriously, what?)
It’s also probably worth mentioning that Taylor Swift clearly doesn’t need my defense. She’s got this.