Dolce & Gabbana to Miley: We’re Italian, We Don’t Care

Sometimes it’s too hard to dig up contempt for Dolce & Gabbana with regard to their recent display of narrow-mindedness, specifically their controversial IVF stance (made more controversial by the fact that they’re two gay men who could easily benefit from non-conventional child procurement) and nonplussed styling of polarizing U.S. “First …

Lady Gaga & Starbucks: Proof that Corporate Merging Is the Only Way to Get People to Shell Out for a “Good Cause”

The current collaboration between Lady Gaga and Starbucks surprisingly has nothing to do with the corporation selling an exclusive pressing of her music (not that it sells music in quite the same way anymore), so much as culling their powers of whoredom together for a “good cause.” That is, getting …

Jerry Seinfeld Essentially Uses “I Don’t Know Her” Defense About that Kesha Hug Refusal

It was the denial of affection heard ’round the world–or at least the few pockets of the globe that still pay attention to Jerry Seinfeld and Kesha (still reeling from her legal quagmire with Dr. Luke). In an exchange that personified awkwardness at David Lynch Foundation’s National Night of Laughter …

Gwyneth Paltrow Can’t Get the Goop Off of Her Now

From the very moment Goop was incepted by Gwyneth Paltrow in September of 2008, it was the most Gwyneth Paltrow thing she ever did. Steeped in pretension and nebulousness, Paltrow has recommended everything from conscious uncoupling (still worse than the Katy Perry/Orlando Bloom-coined “respectful, loving space“) to vaginal steaming. And …

Madonna, Met Ball 2017 & The Pertinence of the American Life Album Now More Than Ever

The Met Ball, while growing increasingly tired in the themes it chooses–this year’s being not so much a theme as a decision to honor Rei Kawakubo of Commes des Garçons–never disappoints when it comes to showcasing the boldest fashion choices of the moment. And while, yes, there were the usual Kardashian/Jenner …

Celebrity-Backed Scholarships & Beyoncé: A Testament To The Direness of Affording Higher Education in America

It’s a bit weird, you know, when a celebrity needs to get involved in causes outside of self-promotion, particularly education. But that’s precisely what Beyoncé has felt obliged to do in her post as World’s Greatest Woman with the newly announced Formation Scholars award for female students pursuing music, creative arts, …

Rachael Leigh Cook Leaves Behind the 90s, Acts As White Apologist for Kendall Jenner With Revamped “Your Brain On Drugs” Commercial

Rachael Leigh Cook’s epochal anti-drug commercial, released in 1997 (before her pinnacle role as Laney Boggs in 1999’s She’s All That), was telling of a moment toward the end of the decade that had burned out on the heroin chic aesthetic peddled by supermodels in fashion ads–Kate Moss obviously at the …