Listen, I fully realize that I should be a bit more refined and have some couth when it comes to discussing President Barack Obama, I really do. Sadly though, I'm still a Tiger Beat-reading 7th grade girl at heart and get all giggly over the POTUS. I can't help myself. I want to know what his favorite food is (Michelle's Shrimp Linguini!) and all of the other ridiculous bits of trivia about Mr.
Handsome President. And so do you, so don't even.
• He is left-handed – the sixth post-war president to be left-handed
• He has read every Harry Potter book
• He owns a set of red boxing gloves autographed by Muhammad Ali
• He worked in a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop as a teenager and now can't stand ice cream
• His favorite snacks are chocolate-peanut protein bars
• He ate dog meat, snake meat, and roasted grasshopper while living in Indonesia
• He can speak Spanish
• While on the campaign trail he refused to watch CNN and had sports channels on instead
• His favorite drink is black forest berry iced tea
• He promised Michelle he would quit smoking before running for president – he didn't!
• He looks pretty gosh-darned fantastic in a tuxedo!
If you're on Twitter like we are (follow us at @dippedincream), there is a hilarious trending topic right now called
#ObamaBirthdayPartyGames. I'm embarrassed to say a lot of them have made me snort out loud. Here are a few examples: #ObamaBirthdayPartyGames Pin The Fail On The Donkey
Dodge The Question Ball
#ObamaBirthdayPartyGames #ObamaBirthdayPartyGames Red Rover, Red Rover, hand your constitutional rights right over. #ObamaBirthdayPartyGames Spin the unemployment numbers #ObamaBirthdayPartyGames Duck-Duck-Cooked Goose
Strip America Bare Poker
#ObamaBirthdayPartyGames #ObamaBirthdayPartyGames Spin the Bottle With the Fawning Lame Stream Media
See? I'm actually realistic sometimes. Now I have to post my favorite video again...I just close my eyes and pretend he's cooing those soothing words to me, while I cry over the economy sitch.
Awwww c'mon, Baby...
Sigh. THIS chick. Honestly, I'm kind of disappointed in Esquire (one of my favorite magazines), for naming Evan Rachel Wood in their Women We Love, because although she's 23, she still reeks of wearing that junior high school mentality. You know, the chick who dated the much older town weirdo (even bringing him to the 9th Grade Winter Ball), wearing overtly sexual clothing (and being sent home by the assistant principal to change, because thigh-highs and a bra really aren't appropriate attire for Remedial Math class). This piece just smacks of near-kiddie-porn on Esquire's part and try-hard on ERW's part.
"Evan Rachel Wood is twenty-three years old, in fine health, as radiant as her pallor will allow, and newly coiffed like Veronica Lake. She says she doesn't do drugs, recently quit smoking, and doesn't drink much. But here on a sunny day in a bar in downtown Manhattan she'd really like to talk about her death. She's already written a will, she says. And she's made plans to have her ashes dispersed across the world, including in her native Raleigh — in a field next to the theater run by her father — and Paris's Luxembourg Gardens, which she used to visit with her onetime boyfriend, the actor Jamie Bell. The song playing at her funeral will be Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond."
She's consecrated both the Floyd song and the ex-boyfriend in ink, as tattoos: a diamond on her right ankle and a "J" on her left ankle. She has nine tattoos in total. But you can't see them during her extended, haunting nude scene in HBO's Mildred Pierce; they're covered in makeup. It wouldn't have made narrative sense for her character — a borderline-sociopathic opera singer in the thirties — to have a Shel Silverstein drawing of a candle on her back. Or the word unless, from Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, on her ribs. (The Edgar Allan Poe verse on her back just below her neck was chronologically plausible but covered up anyway.)
It might be the tattoos. It might be her on-again, off-again, now-off relationship with Marilyn Manson. It might be her filmography — from Thirteen to The Wrestler to Mildred Pierce — which amounts to one long crisis of adolescence.
Watch any of her films, including Robert Redford's historical drama, The Conspirator (out now):
They're all master classes in the art of crying. She dismisses this skill as "part of the job description," like a basketball player's ability to sink free throws. When shooting The Life Before Her Eyes, her director once dared her to shed a single tear out of a single eye as soon as he called "Action." She obliged, on cue. A half-court buzzer-beater.
"I was a teenager in Hollywood with a divorced family — there's gonna be pain there," she says. "I've got plenty to draw from."
The end of Wood's cinematic adolescence will be marked by her first adult role, in George Clooney's upcoming political film, The Ides of March, due out in the fall. It will also be marked by a move to New York City. She says she's feeling free and genuinely happy these days.
"I'm up for anything. Meet a nice guy, meet a nice girl..."
This is the third such hint in the conversation, after that androgyny comment and saying she'd "marry" her Mildred Pierce costar Kate Winslet if she could.
You date women?
"Yes," she says proudly, as if she was waiting to be asked.
Do you look for different things in men than in women?
"Yeah, I'm more kind of like the guy when it comes to girls. I'm the dominant one." It's with women, she says, that her" inner North Carolina gentleman comes out."If you've been keeping count, there's one tattoo left. It's on the inside of her lip. She says, "No one gets to see it or know what it says."
It's hard not to imagine what form the concentrated essence of Evan Rachel Wood might take. Is it a song lyric? A doodle? Some Manson-related thing? Her last will and testament? All she'll say is that it's there. Which is all you need to know."
I don't particularly find Evan Rachel Wood all that interesting or "gifted". Her relationships (whether with Marilyn Manson or Mickey Rourke) and generally strange behavior have a huge creep-factor for me. I'm waiting for a Judd-like revelation in about ten years.
I can spot that crap a mile away.
Yikes. You know we all love a juicy celebrity tell-all book, and there's one coming out about Angelina Jolie and her many relationships. Author, Jenny Paul is naming names, y'all. I really don't find much of this at all surprising, do you? Angie isn't known for having boundaries, now is she? The thing is, I think there is a whole lot that we don't know about her. Her father, Jon Voight gives me the creeps. I'm not gonna come right out and say Angelina was abused, but read between the lines, people. Her behavior is TEXTBOOK. Here are some excerpts from Ms. Paul's un-authorized biography:
"Hollywood will be rocked by these revelations about Brad and Angelina" - The book's author, Jenny Paul, to Life & Style
Ever since split rumors exploded following their widely reported meeting with lawyers in January, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have seemingly done everything in their power to prove their love is unshakable. But fighting the split rumors will pale in comparison to their next big battle. Life & Style has exclusively obtained details from a shocking new tell-all book on the couple -- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: The True Story. One of the most shocking revelations in the tell-all -- Angelina was sleeping with Hollywood star Ralph Fiennes and ex-husband Jonny Lee Miller when she met Brad in 2004! The book also reveals that Angie slept with Mick Jagger (then married to Jerry Hall) around the time she appeared in the 1997 Rolling Stones video for "Anybody Seen My Baby." And in March 2003, the two were seen going back to his room at the Oriental hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.
"This [book] will answer all the questions Brangelina fans have yet to have answered," the book's author, Jenny Paul, tells Life & Style. Paul, who spent the past six years investigating the notoriously private couple, spoke to those closest to them, including Angelina's late mother's former boyfriend Bill Day and Angelina's old confidant, rock singer Texas Terri.
The tantalizing tell-all offers a fascinating blow-by-blow of the genesis of the couple's romance."Brad told Angelina just weeks into filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith that his marriage to Jen was over in every way apart from on paper and had been for more than a year," says Paul, who spoke to an insider who detailed Brad and Angie's secret trysts, which began soon after. According to the book, Brad told Angelina that he and Jen were just good friends and were waiting for the right time to officially end their marriage.
Life & Style has also learned that the book reveals Brad and Angelina's plan to have 13 children. "Some will be adopted, some will be biological," Paul tells the mag. And when they'll have those kids may be up to Brad -- because he's the one calling the shots these days. "The power base in the relationship has changed," Paul reveals. "Angelina wore the pants first, but now Brad's the one wearing them."