1. Ashton Kutcher’s Twitter account (which currently has almost 6.4 million followers) was anonymously hacked yesterday by someone at TED 2011 who was trying to demonstrate that many of our favorite web applications don’t use high-security encryption to protect their data. Point made. [via Gawker]
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Let’s face it: nothing instantly ups your cool quota better than a set of killer sunglasses. There’s just something so mysterious and, well, bad-ass about a great pair of sunglasses, and perhaps that’s why so many celebrities rock them 24/7 and so many set designers push them as the essential cool-kid movie props. As far as, you know, shielding your eyes from the sun? Well, that’s obviously an afterthought. They come in a million different shapes and sizes, but some sunglasses — and the celebrities and characters who popularized them — are iconic artifacts of our collective culture. Click through to see our countdown of the 10 most iconic sunglasses of all time, and don’t forget to let us know what we’ve missed.
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Today at Flavorpill, we were mesmerized by Amy Sedaris’s new YouTube Channel. We got a look at the first image of the cast of X-Men: First Class and the first action shot from the new Spider-Man movie. We got a good chuckle out of one of the… Read More
Elton John’s letter to his 16-year-old self, published in a book of similar notes that benefited his AIDS foundation, reads like the script to an It Gets Better video. Kicking off with news that might have come as a shocker to teenage Reginald Dwight, John writes, “Trust me when I tell you — you are ‘queer’; you are a gay boy.” Then, he gives some advice he’s gleaned over the years: don’t wait until you’re 23 to lose your virginity, don’t fall in love too soon, have lots of safe sex, stay away from drugs, and become a gay rights advocate — oh, and “change your name.” Sounds good to us! Read the handwritten note after the jump, and click over to Letters of Note for the transcription.
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Earlier this week we read a fascinating account of the auctioning off of Edward Gorey’s fur collection over on the Paris Review. It seems that the author — who over the years acquired a whopping 21 fur coats — had a change of heart in the ’80s, and decided to lock them all up in a storage facility. When he died in 2000, he left his entire estate to the care and welfare of animals, which in turn, led to the aforementioned sale. The story got us thinking about other famous men who’ve incorporated fur into their wardrobes. After doing a little digging, we were surprised to find that the majority of celebrities who we came up with were either old school rock stars or modern-day rappers — and Justin Bieber. Click through to check out the photos, and be sure to let us know in the comments: Do you think it’s ever OK to wear real fur?
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1. Sir Elton John and David Furnish have become parents to their first child, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John. “We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment,” the told US Magazine. “Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents.”
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Some people are fans of musicians. And others are downright fanatical. For better or worse there are folks out there ready to fork over plenty of hard-earned cash for an everyday item, just because it has been owned, signed, or in one case, grown, by their favorite artist, and then recovered by an enterprising somebody. Click through for some of recent music history’s strangest examples.
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1. Did you miss last night’s MTV Movie Awards? Spoiler: Teenagers think Twilight was the best movie made last year. But as for what you really care about, you can still check out a preview of Jersey Shore‘s new season online. [via MTV]
2. Nerds, rejoice: Apple‘s Worldwide Developers Conference takes place today… Read More
On last night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart brought out a very special guest: Muppet Michael Steele, aka Mr. Johnson, the blue puppet man who always sends back his soup, much to Grover’s distress. In the interview, the pair discussed wasteful spending, racism, and “the lesbian bondage fiasco.” Tough topics, but Muppet Steele said that he was “happy to be in the hizzle with my main man Johnny Beefstew!” And then things were interrupted by his “Push It” ringtone.
The hilarious clip got us thinking about our other favorite Muppet/celebrity interactions. From Steve Martin to Johnny Cash, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best, but there are obviously a lot more. Share your favorites in the comments.
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1. With the Oscar nominations out, which arthouse films were able to sneak into major categories? [via indieWIRE]
2. That wasn’t your TV set acting funny during the Grammys; CBS censored the medley by Lil Wayne, Eminem, and Drake — in at least ten spots. [via LAT]
3. Six of… Read More