Going onto the auction block in November: a couple of locks of Marilyn Monroe’s hair. Because apparently Marilyn Monroe is the modern equivalent of those saints whose suspiciously plentiful body parts were the hottest commodity imaginable in the Middle Ages. (Besides pepper.)
What Happened, Miss Simone?, which premieres on Netflix this Friday, is a masterpiece. Directed by Oscar-nominated documentarian Liz Garbus, whose storytelling skills are uniquely sensitive to the complicated tales of women and men grappling with fame and internal demons, it presents Nina Simone unlike we’ve ever seen…
A fictional musical used as a plot device on a fictional TV show may soon become a Broadway reality. Bombshell, the Marilyn Monroe musical from NBC’s canceled Broadway drama Smash is officially being developed for stage.
Countless movies, television shows and theatrical productions have studiously depicted the life of actress and icon Marilyn Monroe, and yet, one outlet hadn’t yet done so, and it was the most fitting one of all: Lifetime. Thank god they’ve changed their mind, you know?
There's been a lot of soul-searching in recent years about what a fashion show even means in the internet era, and whether we even need them. This video from the ever reliable Elle España makes a compelling argument pro: there's something intangible about a designer's intent with her clothes that's missing when you…
It's New Year's Day and, if you're anything like me, you were supposed to go to the gym and start eating healthier. If, instead, you ate fifteen pancakes and are now watching TV, never fear — even the famous had flaws they wished to fix. Marilyn Monroe's resolutions? "Turn her life around."
Here is your surreal legal fight of the day: "Virtual Marilyn LLC," a company which owns " a computer-generated virtual actress adopting the persona of Marilyn Monroe," is suing The Estate of Marilyn Monroe, essentially demanding they shove off and quit interfering with their hologram.
Jared Leto won the Independent Spirit award for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, and proceeded to thank (among others) his "future ex-wife Lupita." He then added "I'm thinking about you," furthering the confused speculation into their maybe romance. Yeah, well I don't care if you used your Independent Spirit award to…
Charged with promoting Marilyn: Intimate Exposures, a new book of photographs of the star, ad agency Preuss und Preuss decided on a rather sketchy approach. They slapped Marilyn's legs on poles around the city, attached a flapping skirt at the waist and waited for curious passers-by.
Sadcore singer Lana Del Rey recently released “Tropico,” a 27-minute art film/music video, and the first image I saw was of the white artist dressed as a woman bearing many of the stylistic hallmarks associated with Latino gangster culture (right down to the teardrop tattoo). Now, was that a polite way to start my day?
In never-letting-this-woman-rest-in-peace news, some 1962 X-rays of Marilyn Monroe are up for auction next month (she'd taken a tumble; docs were looking for broken bones). Along with the images are notes from plastic surgeon Michael Gurdin, pointing out that the 1950 cartilage implant in Monroe's chin was dissolving.
A little dingleberry hanging from the butt of humanity named Justin Bieber peed in a restaurant mop bucket in New York earlier this year because he is an ingrate, and there's a video. As previously evidenced by shenanigans at that Vegas indoor skydiving place, El Beebo and his posse continuously target the employees…
Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock interviewed each other for Parade and it was hella cute. "If we had a beer den, with Barcaloungers—but our version of that—it’d be great." "There'd be fabric swatches everywhere. And reclaimed wood."
Much to the excitement of your sexually frustrated, conspiracy theorist uncle, the FBI has recently found (sure) and reissued (doctored) their previously missing (uh-huh) files on beautiful film actress/dead person Marilyn Monroe. While the other FBI files on Monroe have been heavily redacted, the newest release is…
That thing called A Chris Brown that crawled out of the bottom of a septic tank in 1989 has deleted his Twitter after a particularly nasty showdown with a comedian named Jenny Johnson, which began like this.
The Ryan Lochte/Prince Harry Vegas bacchanal news continues, now with additional cavorting! Undoubtedly under the spell of jeah, England's prodigal son Harry played a game of strip pool in Las Vegas that ended with him butt-naked, freaking with the girl next door (see above), and Wales lawyers were undoubtedly like,…
Today, unfortunately, is the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's untimely death. We should all aspire to play the ukulele with so much joy.
From an interesting profile on Dr Thomas Noguchi of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office, who also did autopsies for Robert F Kennedy and Sharon Tate:
Pretty sure Marilyn never wore shoes like that. Pretty sure Marilyn never had a racer-back bra, either.