Yesterday saw the latest flare-up in what’s apparently a nearly two-decade war between Roseanne Barr and writer Jamaica Kincaid. As Roseanne tells it, Kincaid resigned in protest when then-editor-in-chief Tina Brown invited Barr to guest-edit an issue of the New Yorker in 1996, which is why Barr now considers Kincaid a “repugnant classist.” We didn’t know the two women had even heard of each other, let alone hated each other, but it turns out plenty of famous people have beef, and not just Kanye and Taylor Swift. Here are some of the most unexpected celebrity conflicts, from authors to actors to everything in between.
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As anyone who’s read Gawker or seen paparazzi photos of him accompanied by a muscle-bound gentleman already knows, Anderson Cooper is gay. This is such a well-known fact that recent conjecture surrounding Cooper’s sexual orientation has centered not around whether he prefers the company of men but why he hasn’t come out yet. Well, we… Read More
When Henry David Thoreau famously said, “if you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be,” he could never have known that he’d predicted today’s ultimate measure of success: a fabulous New York City penthouse.
A testament to the architecture of happiness and prosperity, living life up high is one thing all of these stylish New Yorkers have in common. From Julian Schnabel’s triplex penthouse in Greenwich Village to Diane Von Furstenberg’s green-roofed version in the Meatpacking District to the minimal Midtown duplex Anderson Cooper’s ditching for an old firehouse, click through to check out our roundup of abodes in the air up there. Which one do you want to live in?
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Today at Flavorpill, we caught up with the Nike sneaker controversy. We thought Anderson Cooper and Miss Piggy were a good team. We browsed these awesome book inscriptions. We wondered if anyone we know would end up on a billboard thanks to this cool NYC photo project. We… Read More
He may be sharing wigs with Miss Piggy, but there is at least once celebrity who wasn’t pleased with Anderson Cooper this week. MIA watched the documentary Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields: ‘War Crimes Unpunished’ last night on British Channel 4 and was inspired to defend herself against those who would criticize her representation of… Read More
1. Fiona Apple played her first comeback show last night at the NPR Music showcase at SXSW; watch video of her performing “Anything We Want” and “Every Single Night” here.
3. Apparently Syrian despot Bashar al-Assad is a huge LMFAO fan. He also enjoys jamming to Leona Lewis and Chris Brown. [via … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we couldn’t believe that the giant Lego man that we told you about last week that washed up on a Florida beach is now in — we kid you not! — police custody. We were glad that Splitsider took the time to rank all 66 segments from every… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we read what some famous writers had to say about censorship. We wished that we’d known Ron Swanson back in high school. We found this video history of lyrics that aren’t actually lyrics absolutely charming. We saw what a dress made out of 3,000 cow… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we were obsessed with the YA fiction-inspired poster for Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman’s latest film collaboration, Young Adult. We wished that we could be as popular on Facebook as Jesus is. We lost ourselves in New York Magazine’s “Encyclopedia of 9/11.” We wondered what Shepard… Read More