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Four TV Girls, Four Covers | Elle US February Issue

Elle US features some of the funniest women on the small screen for its annual Women in TV issue ! Zooey Deschanel, Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler and Allison Williams each get an individual cover. Zooey Deschanel, wearing typical Valentino, talks about the idea that girliness connotes weakness and how it comes up less and less. Allison Williams, while looking at us sensually, compares her style to Jennifer Anniston’s and shares her strategy about becoming America next Sweetheart (good luck honey!). Amy Poehler  is due to win an Emmy and won a Golden Globe last week for her excellent portrayal of Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation. In her ELLE  interview she speaks about juggling between actress/producer/writer and mother. However I am mostly excited about seeing Mindy Kaling finally getting a cover !! But is it me or is her cover very different from the rest? She’s the only one in black & white (WTF!) and on top of that she didn’t get a full but only a head shot (WTFF !?!). Anyway Mindy Kaling herself responded to the controversy surrounding the lack …

Why Hollywood can’t stop to be white trash ? – The good girl gone bad edition

The Miley Cyrus Makeover : When a Disney Idol Meets Twerking and American Hip Hop’s Culture Source : jezebel When The Bling Bling Takes The Stage So THIS happened this weekend. The MTV VMA’s, one of THE most promotional show that rewards every goddamn popular music video  on Vevo. And after every edition the most-talked-about is the one who made the most controversial or awkward performance ( cf Brit Brit in 2007 with gimme more ) or had the most baddass attitude (cf Kanye West grabbing Taylor Swifty award in 2009 ). And this year the little blond one, Miley Cyrus – who looks more and more like a 12 year old gay boy, made the buzz. She absolutely won the media battle of who-are-we-gonna-talk-about-tomorrow because obviously this show is a total bore and nobody gives a shit of who won what except when scandalicious !! Miley, for better or worse, was the undisputed “winner” of the VMAs even though she didn’t actually win awards for any of her four Moon Man nominations. And we can’t stop, …

From Halle Berry to Zoe Saldana : the Black actresses identity issues in Hollywood

  “Being biracial is sort of like being in a secret society,” she says. “Most people I know of that mix have a real ability to be in a room with anyone, black or white.”_ Halle Berry on Tmagazine, 2012. Halle Berry is in the next $100-million big production ‘Cloud Atlas’. The Action adventure movie approach the fundamental question of races and genders switch.