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2018 Golden Globes Red Carpet

Normally, I start this post as soon as the awards show ends, but I knew that this year was going to take a little bit longer. In fact, I cleared the entire rest of my night to write this post because I wanted to take extra care of it. I also didn’t want to fuck this up. Before we get into what everyone wore, I want to say how difficult it is to write this post. Everyone. EVERYONE was extremely beautiful and elegant and this year, it wasn’t about the gowns at all because the color black symbolized something more. It was a movement of women who stood together supporting each other against sexual harassment, sexual assault, gender inequality, unequal pay for women, and so much more. Why is this list even as long as it is? It’s frustrating, isn’t it? We’re also not focusing on significant others and dates to the awards show because this year many actresses chose to bring along with them activists and strong women in this world who are leading these efforts everywhere.

This time around, we’re going to do things a little bit differently. What will stay the same – the photos and the designer. But I’m keeping my critiques to myself because I just don’t think that on a night like this and an award show as amazing as this one was this evening, that we need any more criticism towards women and how they are dressed. And maybe we’ll choose to continue to do it this way from now on.

What I’m really excited to focus on in this post is how these stylists and actresses rose up to the challenge of wearing these black gowns and making it their own. They added pops of color, accessorized, and emphasized their hair and makeup instead of letting the gowns speak entirely for them. Except in a way, they did – powerfully. It will be hard to select my favorites, which I’ll share on my Instagram Stories later on this evening.

And while this evening was moving and inspiring, it’s a reminder to me that there’s still a lot of work to do. That there are men in that audience that are not supporters and instead abusers that have not been called out yet. That while we shifted the focus on the red carpet to not ask about who they were wearing, reporters were not asking enough men about what they were going to do to support the #TimesUp movement or how they felt about it. Very few wore anything, but black on the red carpet, but is this the same “fall-in-line” culture just repeating itself again? Also, wearing a uniform black dress doesn’t solve the problem(s). In high school, these sort of things were just called spirit days. (sorry was that harsh)

There’s a lot to unpack probably in the coming months, but we don’t gotta do that tonight…

Tracee Ellis Ross in Marc Jacobs

Debra Messing wearing Christian Siriano

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Blog Roundup

  • San Francisco’s tiniest house! [UpOut]
  • How a Grammy is made [Billboard]
  • My friend Kurt takes a ride with Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph [re/code]
  • 8 Up-and-Coming Cities to Visit in 2016 [Cool Material]

  • My Little Sister Taught Me How to “Snapchat Like the Teens” [Buzzfeed]

  • James Franco was in Seattle earlier this month [Kiro 7]

  • Congratulations to Seattle band Tacocat for recording the new Powerpuff Girls 2016 theme song!
  • Seattle fashion designer Luly Yang will design the new uniforms for Alaska Airlines [Alaska Air]
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True Story

This is the first time I’m ever seeing this trailer or hearing anything about this film and when I first saw that screenshot, I really had no idea what would be ahead. This feels like a different film entirely for James Franco and Jonah Hill and I’m a little bit excited about it.

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Snaps for a Snapshot

Who: Emma Roberts and James Franco

Wearing: (her) in Balenciaga (him) in Gucci

Where: Premiere of Palo Alto

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In Case You Missed It…

James Franco and Seth Rogen done spoofed Kanye West and his new music video today! We can’t wait to hear what the Yeezus has to say about this.

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Palo Alto

I am so excited that the trailer for this movie was released because after watching it last night, I couldn’t wait to share it with you all. Palo Alto is the directorial debut of Gia Coppola – niece of Sofia Coppola and stars Emma Roberts and James Franco. The film is based on a collection of short stories about suburban teens penned by James Franco. The film is hitting some major film festivals in the next coming weeks, but we hope we have a chance to watch it in the US as well. I love the atmosphere that has been created for it and of course – talent runs in the family so we have high hopes for Gia!

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Spring Breakers: A Review

“What exactly did I just watch?” was the question that I had for myself leaving the movie theater. I don’t know what I was thinking, but I thought Spring Breakers would have some aspects of comedy in it. It was not funny at all though. I guess that was just silliness on my part though – the move was directed by Harmony Korine after all. Now, I never saw “Kids,” but I certainly know enough about it to know that Selena Gomez wasn’t going to resemble anything like her Disney Channel characters. The movie was pretty indie and mesmerizing in an intoxicating dazed kind of a way. I was drawn to the neon lights and the style of filming, but there were times when I started to feel dizzy. That also could have been from my medication or my appetite though.

Here are some takeaways:

  • Yes, this movie was definitely a stretch for Selena, but out of all the characters she is most like a Disney Channel character. Selena plays “Faith” a goody-goody who has a love for God and clearly does not fit in with her friends that well. Those other girls are nutz. At the same time though, I could identify with “Faith” as I’m sure many girls can – that feeling of being an outcast and wanting to fit in and speaking up at uncomfortable times. 
  • James Franco, I can never look at you the same again.
  • What was the plot again?
  • Was all of that nudity necessary? Something tells me no.
  • Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens are badass in the film, but this could never be real life and in the end I guess that’s why we just call it a movie right?
  • The score was amazing and probably one of my favorite parts about the movie.
  • For some reason, I saw some similarities between Spring Breakers and Magic Mike – anyone else feel the same?

Readers, if you’ve seen Spring Breakers, what were your thoughts?

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Spring Breakers Official Movie Trailer

The trailer for the dark film “Spring Breakers” starring James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, and Ashley Benson has just been released. Kind of interesting to see them all doing a project unlike anything they’ve done before.

Would you see it?

I think I would just out of curiosity…also how ridiculous does James Franco look?

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Disney’s Oz

Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams

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James Franco’s Newest Project Is Not That Impressive

For as long as I have known, I have always sort of put James Franco on this non-existent pedestal. It’s probably because for the longest time, he hasn’t put out anything that has sucked. It all started with Freaks and Geeks, but his career has only gone up since then. In addition to his acting career, Franco is also a genius and can’t get enough of school. The guy keeps going back!

On Wednesday, I read a post from Flavorwire about his new documentary series called Undergrads. Even before watching the trailer, I started psyching myself out.

“Oh man, no one knows college better than James Franco! He’s been there so many times, I bet he highlights the best stories!”

“Re-live the best four years of my life (almost) with Franco’s new documentary? Yes please!”

“Dorm-Life 2.0?!”

I got a little bit ahead of myself because instead of getting my favorite web-series, “Dorm Life,” the trailer resembled more of MTV’s “College Life.” In case any of you get confused, those two are NOT the same thing or even remotely similar to each other. Unfortunately, there were even some parts of the trailer that made me cringe. I’m not saying that his new series had to be like my own college experience, but I felt like there were highlights of things you may have expected from college, but never happened. When it came down to it, those experiences were just too corny.

Anyways, maybe I’m wrong. Check out the trailer here and let me know what you think.

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In the News…

Fashion

-The Kids Are All Right actress Mia Wasikowska is the new face of Miu Miu and featured in their latest campaign. [Source]

– Paul & Joe’s new beauty campaign is all about cats! [Source]

– Whitney Port will have her first runway show at New York Fashion Week. [Source]

-Viva Model Management has signed Lykke Li. [Source]

– Kristen Stewart is the new face for Balenciaga Fragrance. [Source]

Music

-Lana Del Rey covers Billboard. Have you heard of her yet? Dis girl be blowing up! [Source]

-Tavi gets even more cooler; featured in a Wilco music video. [Source]

-Lil Wayne will publish a memoir about his days in prison. [Source]

– Katy Perry’s parents try to play matchmaker and want to set her up with Tim Tebow. [Source]

– WELP! Coachella sold out in three hours for both weekends. [Source]

– The Sasquatch lineup will be revealed Feb. 2nd and City Arts Fest 2012 will be Oct. 18-20th, 2012. [1 and 2]

Movies

– Emma Roberts has pulled out of Spring Breakers due to a conflict in creative differences. The movies stars Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, and James Franco. [Source]

Television

– Kim Kardashian will host Live With Kelly! on Jan. 23rd. [Source]

– MTV’s Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer is expecting twins again. [Source] Oh what’s up Kate Gosslin 2.0

– Zooey Deschanel and Channing Tatum will host Saturday Night Live. [Source]

-ABC’s “Work It” about two men cross dressing to find work was cancelled after two episodes. [Source]

Seattle

photo  cred. | Seattle Times

– Congratulations to former Coffee Haus performers Champagne Champagne! The hip-hop trio will open for Wu-Tang Clan on their Seattle date. [Source]

– Philadelphia is the most depressing city to live in, and unfortunately, Seattle is in the top 5. [Source]

– Homegrown’s Turkey + Bacon + Avocado Sandwich is their best selling sandwich for 33 months! [Source] This is actually my favorite and I can vouch for it. If you haven’t tried it yet, you must!

Other

– Michelle Obama is officially on Twitter. [Source]

– Nevermind Sinhead ‘O Connor ends marriage again. [Source]

– The dessert for the Golden Globes will have gold flakes dusted on top of it! [Source]

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In the News…

Fashion

– A first look at the Jason Wu for Target campaign! The collection debuts February 5, 2012. Is anyone else as excited as I am?! [Source]

Vera Wang will hit the ice and show off her skills on April 2nd as an honored guest by Figure Skating in Harlem. [Source]

Music

– Indie singer Lana Del Rey has scored a modeling contract. [Source]

The Black Keys cover the Rolling Stones’ newest issue. [Source]

The Killers will release a new album in 2012. I still just love Hot Fuss.  [Source]

Television

The Kardashians are hoping to launch a tabloid – just won’t quit building themselves up. [Source]

Tim Gunn receives a daytime talk show. [Source]

– Contestants for Celebrity Apprentice have been revealed. Clay Aiken! [Source]

Movies

Twilight will become a Broadway musical for one night on January 16. Proceeds from the event will go directly to charity Blessings in a Backpack. [Source]

Seattle

photo cred | The Stranger

– Apparently, the QFC on Broadway skipped three months ahead to Easter even passing on Valentine’s Day. [Source]

Christine Gregoire will introduce a new bill to legalize gay marriage in Washington state. [Source]

Other

Michelle Bachman has officially ended her presidential bid. [Source]

– Rumored Britney Spears is shopping for a wedding dress in the direction of Betsey Johnson or Jeremy Scott. It looks like our pop princess is spicing things up by opting out of the traditional gowns that would have been made by Vera Wang. [Source]

Nick Cannon was hospitalized after suffering from mild kidney failure. [Source]

Zooey Deschanel has officially filed for divorce from Ben Gibbard…is also a savvy spender according to TMZ. [Source]

Sinhead O’Connor has called off her divorce after a night of passionate lovemaking with her husband. The divorce was filed after 16 days of marriage. So…Kim Kardashian wins again? [Source]

Emma Roberts is deferring her college experience at Sarah Lawrence in Bronxville, New York due to her work commitments and budding romance with Glee star, Chord Overstreet. [Source]

Russell Brand and Katy Perry did not have a prenup. He could end up making $20 million off of her. [Source]

James Franco has sold his first novel to Amazon Publishing. [Source]

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In the News…

Fashion

[photo cred. Bon Appetit]

– I am crossing my fingers that one of my favorite labels, Vena Cava, will pull through their financial troubles. [Source]

– The Versace for H&M collection has caused the UK E-commerce site to crash. The US site will launch fall 2012. [Source]

Vera Wang is collaborating with Zales on a new engagement ring collection. [Source]

– Someone has stolen part of Marc Jacobs‘ collection! [Source]

James Franco continues to add to his resume – makes the entire world look bad. The actor will direct and photograph the upcoming campaign for Seven For All Mankind. [Source]

Music

Mike Posner ruins “Wonderwall.” GAH!

Sufjan Stevens is collaborating with The Roots. [Source]

– The babies are not a fan of Lady Gaga’s! After the parents of this baby suggested Lady Gaga hold this little one, it made this face. [Source]

Movies

Scarlett Johansson will direct a film. [Source]

– The sequel to Star Trek will begin filming in January. [Source]

Television

Taylor Swift is going to be on 60 Minutes this weekend. Not missing that. [Source]

– We say goodbye to One Tree Hill. [Source]

Steve Buscemi will host SNL on Dec. 3rd w/ The Black Keys as performers. [Source]

– The boycott petition to get the Kardashians off of the E! Network has reached 100K. [Source]

– The Ricki Lake Show will return in 2012. [Source]

Seattle

– I don’t know about you guys, but the little chance of snow happening in Seattle this weekend is EXCITING! I hope it continues into next week too because having classes cancelled would really be the cherry on top of my fall quarter.

Bluebird’s new Fremont shop opens Friday. [Source]

– Housewares designer, Jonathan Adler, will stop by Nordstrom on Dec. 1st. [Source]

Other

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore are no more. [Source]

Joe Paterno has a treatable form of lung cancer. [Source]

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