A Little Person Regrets Being Part Of MileyGate:
Bluest_Blue, “an actress who just happens to be a little person” (not the dancer pictured above), was one of the many people who took part in Miley Cyrus’ controversial VMA performance dressed as a bear. She did a Reddit Ask Me Anything last night, and also wrote a blog post, in which she articulated how the whole thing made her feel.
Spoiler: it made her feel sad and ashamed.
“I had never been in a performance where I was purely meant to be gawked or laughed at. I will never forget that performance because it is what forced me to draw my personal line in the sand. After our first dress rehearsal in the costumes with the crew, publicists, performers etc watching us, I walked out of the Barclay Center shaking and crying. Thankfully, my best friends, Kelly and Kerri, happened to be NYC to visit me. They were waiting for me and I walked up to them and broke down. I love being the center of attention, but that was something different. I was being stared and laughed at for all of the wrong reasons. I was being looked at as a prop…as something less than human.
“…For the first time I felt truly ashamed of being a little person. We were being used simply because we were little. It felt like society still saw us as a joke, despite the fact there is literally nothing different about me other than the fact I am small. You would never make someone with Down Syndrome to come to your party as an “angry retard”. (I have been asked to go to a party as an “angry elf”).”
“Was the money worth it?” someone asked her in the AMA. “No,” she replied. And what about Robin Thicke? “I had more [interaction] with Robin Thicke. He was actually a really nice guy, introduced himself to all of us. She was a lot more aloof and didn’t really interact with us.”
Meanwhile, Miley has flown in a bunch of little people for her “outrageous” album release party in New York City.
Watch The Full Trailer For American Hustle:
You won’t find a write-up about this one without the words “Oscar contender” shoehorned in. The latest from David O’Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) stars Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Christian Bale, and tells the story of a couple of con artists who were forced to work with the FBi’s ABSCAM sting operations back in the ’70s.
The first trailer was sensational, and was distilled almost immediately into a series of GIFs.
While this one doesn’t have as much butt-bongo, it does feature Christian Bale with a huge pot-belly.
The film looks brilliant, too.
Kanye West On Jimmy Kimmel Is Absolutely Everything:
Kanye West went on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, to address the insane Twitter battle they had last week — which turned out not to be the set-up that everyone thought it was.
The interview was a fascinating study in what it must be like to have a massive ego covered by an eggshell: despite his superiority complex, Kanye seems to read everything that’s written about him, and even watches the South Park skits. Kimmel, aware of what must be a tremendous internal battle, makes the external one as easy as possible — by tiptoeing around him all the way through.
There are a bunch of highlights, including, yes, the withering stare, but you should really just watch the whole thing. Starting with the most awkward opening conversation ever.
The part where Kanye uses Kimmel as a scapegoat for everyone who is mean to him, ever.
The part where Kanye finally admits that he is a fearless creative genius, and then gets shitty at Hollywood for not giving Kim Kardashian a star on the Walk of Fame.
The part where Kanye finally admits that he is a fearless creative genius, who is able to break the media.
The part where Kanye finally admits that he is a fearless creative genius, and has one of his fashion rants.
…the part where that rant just keeps on going.