Topic: marilyn monroe

The Official Description For Kim Kardashian’s Book Of Selfies Is So Ridiculous You’ll Think It’s Fake

The Official Description For Kim Kardashian's Book Of Selfies Is So Ridiculous You'll Think It's Fake

In case you needed more evidence than what we already have that Kim Kardashian is a living SNL spoof, look no further than the official description for her upcoming book of selfies. Actually, you don’t even have to look that far at all. Just look at the fact that it’s a book of selfies, and it’s actually called Selfish. If there were a camera on me I would look directly into it like Jim Halpert. More »

Seriously, Why Are We So Obsessed With Marilyn Monroe?

Seriously, Why Are We So Obsessed With Marilyn Monroe?

Love, Marilyn, a one-hour special on HBO about Marilyn Monroe airs tonight, and at the risk of seeming being insensitive, why are we still so obsessed with her? Sure, she was beautiful and talented and damaged and tragic, but a lot of people are those things, and we let their memories slowly fade over the years. She was mesmerizing in a lot of ways and for a lot of reasons, but I don’t think any of those reasons quite explain the cultural fixation, at least not in a way that’s satisfying to me. More »

6 Celebrity Caretakers/Enablers Whose Negligence Is Almost As Bad As Conrad Murray’s ‘Involuntary Manslaughter’ Verdict

6 Celebrity Caretakers/Enablers Whose Negligence Is Almost As Bad As Conrad Murray's 'Involuntary Manslaughter' Verdict

Earlier today, Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of his patient Michael Jackson. The jury called him reckless and unprofessional for prescribing the troubled pop star sleeping pills and pumping him full of the drug propofol. Unfortunately, this sort of caretaker and/or enabler relationship is a common part of Hollywood: Doctors, parents, and hangers-on who encourage celebrities into destructive behavior and often get off clean. Here are six people whose influence was more harmful than helpful. More »