It’s year’s end, which means we’re doing a lot of roundups of our cultural touchstones from 2012. But not all roundups have to be of the things we liked, right? Enter American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis, whose Twitter feed, as much as we hate to admit it, definitely ranked on our cultural radar this year. To be honest, a lot of what he says is truly hilarious, he recommends good books (he’s been on about Skippy Dies recently, which we also loved), and we actually find his insistence that Magic Mike was the best movie of 2012 kind of refreshing. But at this point, he’s much more famous for the pretty awful things he says than he is for the clever ones. And he can be an enormous jerk. Remember when he said bullying victims should “man up“? Or how about the time he compared watching Glee to stepping into a puddle of HIV? Or the time he celebrated J.D. Salinger’s death? Well, he’s only stepped up his game this year. After the jump, we present BEE’s most offensive, most left-field, and flat-out worst tweets of 2012. Feel free to argue with us in the comments. … Read More
When we found out that Uggie, the lovable terrier from the Oscar-winning film The Artist, has landed a deal with Gallery Books and will be releasing a memoir in October, we were excited. Who wouldn’t love a book by an adorable puppy who does awesome tricks — even if said animal can’t even speak English, much less write in it?
Uggie’s not the only animal to get into the book publishing business, though: the fake pet memoir has become a big fad in the past couple of years, and you wouldn’t believe some of the dogs, cats, and even chimpanzees that have gotten their life stories put into print. Check out this list of successful animal-penned books, some of which offer insight into your favorite celebrities’ lives and some of which are just plain, old cute. … Read More
Editor’s note: Each Friday, our internet-savvy friends over at BuzzFeed curate a post for us that’s filled with links to some of their favorite items on the web that week. Enjoy!
Donald Trump’s bizarre birther publicity stunt came to a head this week when the White House publicly released the president’s long-form birth certificate. We have the Top 20 Crazy Tea Party Reactions and the Top 20 Conspiracy Theories that have sprung up in its wake.
Last Sunday was Easter, so we took to Facebook to find out what people like about chocolate bunnies.
DJ team Duck Sauce appear to have achieved global dance floor dominance thanks to their hit “Barbra Streisand,” earning chart slots everywhere from the UK to Australia to South Africa. It’s a catchy, bouncy, feverish track, but it’s certainly not one that Barbra Streisand would release. It seems like an odd match: a club track about your grandma’s favorite vocalist? So it got us thinking about other unlikely celebrity-inspired songs, from Mu’s electro-freakout “Paris Hilton,” to Woody Guthrie’s musings on Ingrid Bergman. Check out our top ten after the jump. … Read More
[Editor's note: This post was originally published April 14, 2010.] Whether you consider him an overrated prankster or an innovative artiste, Banksy has managed to leave his (literal) mark around the world. Best recognized for his stenciled graffiti, which makes use of existing architecture, urban decay, or political canvases, the anonymous street artist has become a globally recognized phenomenon for his subversive satire and Carmen Sandiego-esque mysteriousness. Ahead of Banksy’s film debut, Exit Through the Gift Shop — described as “the world’s first street art disaster movie” — which hits select theaters this Friday, here’s a look at the controversial marksman’s most notorious and amusing stunts. … Read More
Questioning the notion of beauty, German photographer Martin Schoeller takes pictures of female bodybuilders, whose feminine heads seem grafted to muscular bodies, and close-up portraits of celebrities that show every pore and wrinkle on their famous faces. Following in the tradition of August Sander, Bernd and Hilla Becher, and Thomas Ruff, Schoeller prefers a stark reality to the realm of fiction. The bulging muscles and sculptural forms of his female bodybuilders are surreal, while the sagging chins and flawed skin of Clint Eastwood, Chris Rock, Paris Hilton, Kobe Bryant, Sarah Palin, Dennis Hopper, and other boldface names show that even the stars are less than perfect. … Read More
It wasn’t bullet wounds, drug arrests, or trying to single-handedly revive rap-metal — no, an ornery cracked tooth has taken Weezy temporarily out of the game, pushing back his sentencing in attempted weapons possession charges to the beginning of next month. Emergency oral surgery isn’t the only questionable excuse celebs have used to put off or get out of prison; check out some of the best (or worst) after the jump. … Read More
Ten years of talking by public figures makes for some interesting (and very often not-so-smart sounding) bloopers. After the jump we’ve posted the Huffington Post’s roundup of the dumbest quotes of the decade — sans attribution. Wager a guess on who said what and highlight the black box to find out if you’re right. Be warned: Some of these gems are much easier to identify than others. That said, if you don’t get at least half of them right, we’re going to be concerned. … Read More
You could be forgiven for glancing at the title of this post and thinking, “Yeah, yeah, Animal Instinct as in leopard print jackets and zebra print bags — sooo 2008, Flavorpill, move on.” Whilst this would be a totally fair assessment (and any style website that tries to tell you that faux-fur print is in need only look at Anna Wintour’s 60 Minutes interview for further clarification), this is not what we mean by Animal Instinct. Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves for the culmination of at least 5 years of pet abuse: the advent of the canine fashion show. That’s right, this week… Read More