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Sia Wrote Her Hit Single Chandelier In HOW Long?! Damn, She's Gooood!

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We knew she wrote Rihanna's hit Diamond in 15 minutes…

So the fact that Sia wrote and recorded her hit single Chandelier in an hour, isn't that surprising! She's a fantastic talent!

The AH-mazing single from the Aussie's new album 1000 Forms of Fear was really no biggie, as Sia explained to NPR in a recent interview:

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Who In Hollywood Is Attending The Annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner?!

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We'll give you a hint!

We're GLEEKING out over it!

That's right, with the Annual White House Correspondents Dinner only a few short weeks away, and slowly but surely, the guest list is being announced, and some of our Hollywood favorites have been invited to attend…

…including DARREN CRISS!

Our heart's desire will be seated at The Huffington Post table, alongside Vampire Bill, Sookie Stackhouse, and Saturday Night Live's Nasim Pedrad!

Gah! What an awesome combination of people!

Is there an extra chair for Perez?!

Check out a list of who else in Hollywood will be getting their President Obama on…AFTER THE JUMP!

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Health Journal Says Romance Novels Encourage Unsafe Sex

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We love posting new health studies, but this one is REALLY reaching.

An essay published in the latest edition of the UK Journal of Family Planning & Reproductive Health is charging that romance novels are responsible for encouraging unsafe sex practices!

Comparing sex between characters in trashy romance novels and actual people, a relationship psychologist wrote in the essay:

"To be blunt, we like condoms — for protection and for contraception — and they don't. In one recent survey, only 11.5% of romantic novels studied mentioned condom use, and within these scenarios the heroine typically rejected the idea because she wanted 'no barrier' between her and the hero."

The author continues to point out that the literary genre could instead be spreading positive safe-sex messages, writing:

"In some Western countries, romance accounts for nearly half of all fiction bought; some fans read up to 30 titles a month, one book every two days. So while women's exposure to formal sex and relationships education (SRE) may be as little as a few hours in a lifetime, exposure to the brand of SRE offered in romantic novels may be as much as a day every week."

Uh-oh! We don't remember any prose in Breaking Dawn describing the Trojan that Edward slipped on before he consummated his eternal love with Bella! LOLz!

Does this mean an entire generation of Twi-Hards are going to give up on condoms? Ummm, we doubt it!

In fact, NPR has already pointed out several flaws in this psychologist's argument. The information is based off of only 78 books, all of which were were published between 1981 and 1996 before a widespread understanding of STDs hit the general public.

Sounds like the author of this essay shot off an argument a little prematurely, don't ya think? Ha!

Regardless, we believe it's up to the parents and schools to educate children about safe sex, not authors trying to make a buck off of their readers.

We'd say this argument is about as valid as saying all these vampire hotties frolicking around pop culture are encouraging people to develop a fetish for necrophilia.

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NPR Drops The Radio

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How modern!

National Public Radio has decided to just go by their commonly used moniker "NPR" because the company believes they have moved beyond just radio and they are now a multi-platform media company.

The rebranding is very suggestive that NPR sees their future online as opposed to on the radio, which is pretty smart if you ask us!

We're buying it — it's similar to CNN or KFC in that way!

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Jennifer Love Desperate's Book Is The Perfect Storm Of Crazy

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We needed a good, hearty laugh today.

Some brilliant publisher thought it would be an inspired idea to let Jennifer Love Desperate write a book of relationship advice, The Day I Shot Cupid, and by some amazing, otherworldly twist of fate, it's being released right on the heels of the HACKtress's break-up with that gremlin Jamie Kennedy!

We've been wondering what kind of crazy desperation girlfriend would want to share with the world, and luckily for us, NPR writer Linda Holmes risked her sanity to read that mess and then compiled a list of the HIGHlights!

LOLz!

WARNING: Get ready for your brain to melt out of your ears as you read.

1. On page two of the introduction, the word "TRUTH" (in all caps, thusly) is followed by 23 exclamation points. On page three of the introduction, the word "love" is followed by five question marks. Two sentences later, the word "CUPID" is followed by two exclamation points. Three pages into the book — pages of the introduction, which comes after the preface — you're already basically reading the late stages of an Internet message-board meltdown.

2. On her own press: "I cannot even tell you how many times I've been reading an article, happy with what they have written, focusing on all the right things, and then, like the clap, it appears: serial dater." It seems to me that there is a very unfortunate and obviously unintentional parallel being drawn here between what causes one thing to "appear" and what causes another thing to "appear."

3. "Guys hate to spoon — they prefer to fork, lol!"

4. "This is embarrassing and personal, but once a month, since I was twelve years old, I go to my favorite jewelry store and try on my dream ring." She is 31 years old. If this is true, she has made roughly 225 trips to the jewelry store to try on engagement rings. I do not know where to go with this.

5. From the list of 20 Things To Do After A Breakup: "Make out with a stranger (he must be gorgeous or you'll feel worse)."

6. From the list of 10 Things To Do Before A Date: "Spray tan is a must."

7. From the list of Strikes, where if a guy has three, you forget it: "He keeps saying 'That's so dumb' when you're talking." Oh … Jennifer Love Hewitt. I'm so sorry that possibly might have happened to you once or twice or I'm assuming you might not have brought it up.

8. "Remember, your body is a temple, not a 7-Eleven."

9. From the list of What A Man Should Know: How to pick a diamond, and To always have a coat for you. A coat for you? Always? He should always have a coat for you? And pick out diamonds? I am beginning to think that Jennifer Love Hewitt and I do not share exactly the same priorities vis-a-vis romantic situations and also who is in charge of choosing and transporting our clothing.

10. I really don't want to go into detail about the last one. I will just point you to a video where she explains it. Because … apparently everyone had already heard about this except for me, so I was the only one completely weirded out by it. It is … NSFWPOFR (Not Safe For Watching Party Of Five Reruns), to say the least.

HA. Number FOUR. OMFG.

You might as well buy yourself that effing ring with your Ghost Whisperer paycheck, bb, because now that you've shown all of your crazy for the world to see, no self-respecting man in his right mind is coming near you!

Bwa ha ha ha ha.

[Image via AP Images.]

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