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“ When you go to Paris and your concierge sends you to some… restaurant because they get a kickback, it’s like, ‘No. Where should I really be? Where is the great bar with organic wine? Where do I get a bikini wax in Paris?’ People know that I know that…It’s so much easier to sit home and not exercise and criticize other people. What I love is inspiring people. People come up to me and say, ‘I want to have two kids and wear a bathing suit and not feel terrible about myself. I see how hard you work and it makes me feel like I can do that too.”
A. The Pope
B. Henry Rollins
C. Gwyneth Paltrow
D. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The answer, of course, is D. When you needed a bikini wax in Paris, FDR was the man.
“ What we learned is: You can be too famous.”
Ryan Dunn Is Dead. The “Jackass” star died in a car accident early this morning. He was part of one of the funniest television shows of all time (and I’d argue no show has ever been better edited), a show that had you wondering just how long its characters could tempt fate before falling over the edge.
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“ When I say awful things, I think it’s clear to the audience that I just stumbled into a terrible part of my brain. It’s just where my brain goes first. The difference is that I said it out loud. That’s all. It’s just a big excuse to say awful things. But people know that.”
That’s the brilliant comedian Louis CK talking to Pitchfork in advance of his excellent show “Louie” returning for its second season on Thursday night. And the quote above gets to the heart of CK’s comedy – he’s able to communicate the terrible things that your mind processes before it goes ahead and discards them, and that gives his comedy a depth and humanity that no one else can really touch right now.
Hugh Hefner Really Knows How To Make Lemonade Out Of Ex-Fiancees. Earlier this week Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was dumped by his fiancee, who released the first single off her album the next day. Which is why the latest Playboy issue now bears the giant red teaser sticker shown above. Say what you will about Hef, but the man sure knows how to make use of his own broken heart.
“ At their best, I’d put Parker and Stone up there with “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” “SCTV,” Ernie Kovacs, the Marx Brothers, George Carlin and W.C. Fields, all of whom skated along the edge of the surreal and willfully outrageous, doing pirouettes and blowing raspberries at anyone who tried, like yours truly, to call them great and significant.”
That’s Salon writer Matt Seitz declaring that “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are now our greatest living humorists. And I agree wholeheartedly, except with the word “Humorist,” which just a freakin’ awful word, often used by unfunny people to describe people who are funny. If you called Parker and Stone “humorists” to their faces, they’d beat you senseless, and rightfully so.
Hef Left At The Lifetime Altar! That very sad tweet comes from Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who was due to marry Crystal Harris on Saturday, with the wedding airing on Lifetime next month. And I feel bad for Hef, now that he’s all alone with only his millions and his mansion filled with attractive women to comfort him.
GQ Writer Gets All Flirty Flirty With Chris Evans. Here’s The Hairpin’s Edith Zimmerman exploring the very outer limits of journosalivating in her profile of “Captain America” star Chris Evans, in which the two get all drunk together and have more fun than you. Here’s a picture of Zimmerman, in case you want to envision their future NYT wedding announcement.
“Today, You Have Achieved Something Special — Something Only 92% of Americans Your Age Will Ever Know – a College Diploma.” Conan O’Brien gave the commencement speech at Dartmouth yesterday, and it is as predictably brilliant as you’d expect a grad speech from Conan to be, and it begs the question: Haven’t we learned by now that ALL colleges should have a comedian for the keynote commencement speaker? I graduated college and all I got was a Supreme Court justice. I was robbed of precious mirth, I tell you.
[The Cajun Boy]
Courtney Love Wages Twitter War Against Jezebel Editor. The above tweet is just one in a very long series of angry tweets from Courtney Love directed at Jezebel editor Jessica Coen after Coen revealed the singer was trying to pitch an anonymous column for the site. And bravo to Courtney for remaining vicious on Twitter despite already losing money in a Twitter defamation case. Now that’s a fearless woman!