Taylor Momsen is an expert at turning Hollywood on its ear with her profane antics and even raunchier language, but the blonde baddie could use a refresher course in World Geography. Momsen infuriated fans at a gig in Scotland over the weekend by calling their country England in an on-stage blunder. “Glasgow, you are looking [...] Continue reading Taylor Momsen Mistakes Scotland For England
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Ten thought-provoking episodes bring a fresh perspective to Scotland’s past and challenges many o the perceived notions of Scottish history. With stunning, BAFTA winning cinematography and mesmerizing narrative the series tells of battles and allegiances, political intrigue and religious conflict. The series reveals the fascinating struggles, power brokers, incidents and characters across the years… Continue reading A History of Scotland
Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla, has broken her leg while hillwalking in Scotland, but plans to keep up all her scheduled engagements, a royal spokeswoman said Thursday. She is likely to wear a plaster cast for about six weeks, by which time the “relatively minor” injury should have healed, experts said. “While hillwalking in slippery conditions in Scotland, the Duchess of … Continue reading Prince's wife Camilla breaks leg on Scotland walk
Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla, plans to keep up all her scheduled engagements despite breaking a leg while hillwalking in Scotland, a royal spokeswoman said Thursday. “While hillwalking in slippery conditions in Scotland, the Duchess of Cornwall took a tumble and hurt her leg,” a spokeswoman for Clarence House said, noting that the mishap occurred on Wednesday. Following doctor’s advice … Continue reading Camilla suffers broken leg on Scotland walk
Howard Stern's comments about the "Precious" star were distasteful, but he was also right.
BY KEVIN BROCCOLI
Earlier this week Howard Stern got into quite a bit of trouble for saying on air that Gabourey Sidibe, the Oscar-nominated star of "Precious," will never work again. I think it was distasteful (if typical) that he made comments about her weight. That said, I think he was absolutely right.
This girl has peaked.
Not because she's not talented, but because she's an overweight African-American girl in Hollywood. I think we all know the odds there. E! Online mentioned that Sidibe is already working on a Showtime drama starring Laura Linney, but if anyone's wondering when her next big movie role is, I think you're going to be waiting for a long time.
People are attacking Stern for his comments, but they're not bringing up the elephant in the room — the truth. Normally, when a woman is nominated for best lead actress for her film debut, she's stepping over offers left and right.
It's become a sad tradition that African-American Academy Award winners tend to fade out of sight once they win. Yes, there are exceptions (Denzel Washington comes to mind), but think of all the stars who received a nomination or award and then never made it back to the red carpet.
Halle Berry hasn't been able to match her "Monster's Ball" acclaim. Jennifer Hudson settled for small roles in "Sex and the City" and "The Secret Life of Bees." Forrest Whitaker turned in a revelatory performance in "The Last King of Scotland" and then did a guest spot on "ER" (for 6 episodes).
It's not uncommon for people to go into professional paralysis after receiving such a high honor. All of the people I just listed took a few steps back in their careers after the Oscars, but Sidibe's career doesn't seem to be going anywhere at all.
This is because on top of being a minority actress in Hollywood, she's also overweight. Like it or not, nobody's tripping over themselves to write movies for overweight African-American girls.
I give Howard Stern credit for at least pointing out that it's ridiculous to have a bunch of celebrities who weigh 8 pounds stand onstage at the Oscars and say Sidibe has a long, A-list career ahead of her.
I'd still like to see Hollywood prove him wrong.