POSTED BY NICKJ
ON 10 MAY 2013 @ 03:56 PM
Ryan Gosling. The source of so much internet lols, celeb crushes (both man and woman), good movies, ok movies and enough charm to soften the blackened heart of Judith Sheindlin.
However, his acting ability is never really doused with the exposing glare of a spotlight. Until now that is.
Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu did a song together and it rules.
The video for "Q.U.E.E.N." takes place in the Living History Museum, where legendary rebels are frozen for observation by future generations. Someone puts a record on, and suddenly Janelle and Erykah come to life! And they sing about feminism! And dance like bosses! And wear wigs!
So Ben Kingsley. He won an Oscar for Sexy Beast
, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was knighted by the Queen. He seems like a pretty OK guy, right?
Wrong! Well, maybe.
Ben Kingsley, or The Kings, seems to have a rare free pass when it comes to playing characters of different races. Everyone still cringes when they see Mickey Rooney's performance as I.Y. Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany's
and if you're going to go blackface (and aren't Robert Downey Junior in Tropic Thunder/on Hey, Hey It's Saturday!) you'll basically never work again.
But The Kings (who has an English mother and Indian father) has managed to play a Jewish-German accountant
, a Persian prince
and a Chinese super villain called 'The Mandarin'
. And that apparently is TOTALLY FINE.
Why is that The Kings gets a free pass to play any race that he feels like, but no one else does? We're not complaining, its just got us curious.
Our brothers and sisters in New Zealand have kicked off their jandals and filled up the chilly bin, because this week a joyous celebration is taking place! You've probably heard by now that on Wednesday NZ parliament legalised gay marriage
, a massive step for marriage equality in Australia and the international community.
They're happy, we're happy and to be honest, in these times of doom and gloom it's really nice to have something to be stoked about.
The Man of Steel, the Backboard Breaker, one of the realest OGs to ever hit the court; Shaquille O'Neal is back and promoting the much-anticipated re-release of his signature kicks, the Reebok Shaq Attaq.
Some of you may be to young to remember, but Shaq’s careers started all the way back in 92’ and lasted 19 long years. The Shaq Attacks originally dropped in '92 when the big man scored Rookie of the Year and haven’t been re-released since. Back then ,the shoe was built using the latest comfort technology of its time with the loud shoe design a worthy representative of Shaq’s on court presence and charisma.
Oh yeah, and aside from being king of court, don’t forget Shaq is also a platinum selling rap artist (as well as an actor), so basically these shoes have the ultimate street cred; they were made for the rappers and the ballers, what else you want from this shoe?!?!?!
The Shaq Attaq’s drop next week, and it would be safe to assume that they’ll be a queue outside the store.
The official release date is April 19 and will be available at Footlocker, Kickz101, Culture Kings, Highs and Lows and Laced.
It's 2013, and Courtney Love is still getting work. Can we all reflect on that for a second? As part of Saint Laurent's (R.I.P YSL) Music Project, celebrity photography Heidi Slimane has captured Love and Sonic Youth frontwoman Kim Gordan in fancy French threads.
The pictures are nice, the clothes are nice, Courtney wears a crown and Kim scowls. Is it 1994 already? (We wish.)
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