Deluded College Lecturer Likens Beyoncé to Alice Walker

Not to shit all over the fine work of Destiny's Child, but Rutgers University doctoral student and lecturer Kevin Allred is reaching by comparing the lyrical style of Beyoncé to Alice Walker and Sojourner Truth – especially because he's so obsessed he's based a whole subject around it called Politicizing Beyoncé. "This isn't a course about Beyonce's political engagement or how many times she performed during President Obama's inauguration weekend," explained Allred "She certainly pushes boundaries. While other artists are simply releasing music, she's creating a grand narrative around her life, her career, and her persona." You just know that if Beyoncé ever releases a doll Allred will go bat-shit nuts if you try to take it out of the box. [Huff Po]


Deluded College Lecturer Likens Beyoncé to Alice Walker

Diddy fans get excited because he is selling tickets to his Grammy's after party for anyone who can pony up the cash. The caveat is that you'd better be able to cough up big time because they start at $1,500 and go right up to $50,000. They say that the upper tier tickets are for those requiring more services, but for that kind of cash I'd want to be doing lines off of Diddy's ass. Though we should cut him some slack – read: we'll settle for body shots – because he's being a dear and donating the funds to Angelwish Foundation for children afflicted by HIV/AIDS. Worth it! [TMZ]


Deluded College Lecturer Likens Beyoncé to Alice Walker

Amy Winehouse's dad Mitch has come out to say that the family is upset Jean Paul Gaultier used his daughter as inspiration for his couture show. "To see her image lifted wholesale to sell clothes was a wrench we were not expecting or consulted on," he said. "We're proud of her influence on fashion but find black veils on models, smoking cigarettes with a barbershop quartet singing her music in bad taste. It portrays a view of Amy when she was not at her best, and glamorizes some of the more upsetting times in her life. That's upsetting for her family." Normally one would side with the family in a case like this, but this is the same father who used to sell tell-alls to the UK papers to make a bit of dosh. Besides, it glamorizes her period, not just the bad times. [The Sun]


Jenna already covered this in Rag Trade, but I wanted to make sure that those not big into fashion got a look-in, too – because watching fat-hating megalomaniac Karl Lagerfeld interview himself is something I think everyone can enjoy. You can so see him talking to himself in the mirror like this at home. You know, right before his morning cup of baby blood. [Fashionista]


Deluded College Lecturer Likens Beyoncé to Alice Walker

Absolute pieces of shit will be sad to hear that the "good bits" of Demi Moore's 911 call will be redacted – no talk about her medical condition or medication will be available for your listening pleasure now that the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office has done an edit. I'm no lawyer, and excuse me while I clutch my pearls, but I fail to see how the public release of someone's 911 recording is even legal. In this instance, what purpose does it serve? [Fashionista]
In other Demi news, the super sleuths over at Entertainment Tonight have dug up proof she's always been a cougar – even at 19. [Radar]


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  • Update: Mary Louise Parker has just been invited into the Linda Lovelace fold. [US]
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  • The Brad-Angelina-Jennifer triangle has a new player, with people now reading into everything Justin Theroux's ex says about any of them. [US]
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  • She seems to be doing pretty fine, but Taylor Swift is apparently still "haunted" by her Jake Gyllenhaal break-up. [US]
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  • It's about four or five years too late seeing as no one cares about the show anymore, but Mayor Bloomberg declared yesterday Gossip Girl day. [Vulture]
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  • Shock of all shocks, Miley Cyrus is being called "disgusting" by conservatives over her perfectly age-appropriate cock cake antics. [Contact Music]