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"As far as Kristen Stewart goes…she’s a one-of-a-kinder. You won’t see somebody like her at that age
come down the pipe again until about 2035. She’s that unusual. She’s an absolutely…you can’t say
'raving beauty' or anything like that because that denotes something…
If Patience Ozokwor Was Not An Actress She Would Be A Witch? See Answers (Read)
Day after Day new acts come up and many make it to the spotlight while others crawl their way in…
How interesting, it’s Oxford crafted tabiold/entertainment media trick ‘click-bait’ headline… Give Wendy, A THUMB UP; the only person on the comment board. She said it perfectly! - Z (p.s. Let’s stay classy.)
Anyway, this just in – K-Stew’s penned another few lines, exclusively for the Oxford Student.
Here they are:
As silent as a mirror is believed
Realities plunge in silence by …
I am not ready for repentance;
Nor to match regrets.
For the moth Bends no more than the still
Imploring flame. And tremorous
In the white falling flakes
The only worth all granting.
Ugh! Just like the first one. What a bunch of self-indulgent crap. This is almost as bad as when she used the word ‘kismetly’, which isn’t even a word! These lines don’t even make sense. I mean, how can a flame be ‘imploring’? Embarrassing for everyone. Right?
Right. Except for one little porky pie. The extract above is actually from ‘Legend’, a poem by Harold Hart Crane, one of the most important English-language poets of the last hundred years. Now his reputation shouldn’t have any influence on your reading of the poem – if you think it’s crap, you think it’s crap. But there are good reasons for thinking Hart Crane’s poetry is good, just like there are good reasons for thinking Stewart’s isn’t as bad as it’s cracked up to be.
The High Fashion Model Speaking Out Againt Skin Bleaching | Inspired Citizen and Ajuma Nasenyana
I have chills after reading this post. I literally feel like im going to throw up.. I will always reboot this.
real, actual issues in the world right now
This is happening in the world but people are worried about what a celebrity is going to name their child.
i feel sick and i am crying
always will reblog
this is why we need feminism
Actress Esther Rolle (1920-1998) trying on a dress the Joseph Magnin store in Beverly Hills in 1974. Best known as Florida Evans on “Good Times,” Ms. Rolle was born to Bahamian immigrant parents in Pompano Beach, Florida, the 10th of 18 children. Inspired by two of her sisters who were also actresses (Rosanna Carter and Estelle Evans, who appeared in “To Kill a Mockingbird”) she moved to New York when she was 18 years old to begin a career in writing before she was talked into acting. She was also a dancer and performed with the Asadata Dafora troupe for twelve years before becoming a founding member of the Negro Ensemble Company. She also attended several colleges, most notably Spelman, and was a member of Zeta Phi Beta sorority. When asked about portraying a variety of maids throughout her career, Ms. Rolle told People magazine in 1990, “I’m glad to take on the role of a domestic because many of your black leaders, your educators, your professionals came from domestic parents who made sacrifices to see that their children didn’t go through what they did. But, I don’t play Hollywood maids, the hee-hee kind of people who are so in love with their madam’s children they have no time for their own.” Ms. Rolle was particularly concerned about black images and Hollywood and she was not shy about speaking up. She left her most famous role on “Good Times” in protest to what she thought was the increasing buffoonery of the J.J. character. She told People in that same 1990 interview, “I told the producers, ‘I did not agree to do a clown show for you to degrade young black men. I ruffle a lot of feathers. And I’m also selective—that makes you a troublemaker. But so be it. I laid a cornerstone for black actors, and that makes me happy.” Photo: Isaac Sutton from the Ted Williams and Ebony Collection at Art.com.
˝Usually I come in and sit down at roundtables in America and they look at me like ‘what is wrong with you?’ Just because I don’t fit…nobody fits into the frame that typical Hollywood young actresses do, but they try to. They try to be this thing. Try to memorize answers and make everybody happy. That’s so horrifying and scary to me. So when you’re not that, you get criticized for it. You get criticized for being honest and criticized for being nervous.˝
On role models
So often people talk about what terrible role models Rihanna and Nicki Minaj are, and what great role models Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift are. To which I have to say…really?
Taylor Swift writes most of her songs about men she’s dated. She is cunning and saavy, especially when it comes to manipulating the media, but she hides that in order to maintain her sweet, “all-American” image. Selena Gomez is most famous for her relationship with Justin Beiber.
Rihanna has long maintained that she does not want to be a role model. She is young and living her life, and she owns her mistakes. She is unapologetic about her success. Nicki Minaj, whether on Twitter or in interviews, constantly reminds girls to succeed in school. She has made it clear that she is first and foremost a businesswoman looking after her family. After being betrayed and raped by ex-boyfriends, she has remained single for the past ten years. She started writing rhymes and rapping as a means to cope with her life, and she was eventually discovered when she posted her music on MySpace. Her life story is one of resilience and perseverance despite the odds.
The problem isn’t that Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez are role models. The problem is that we don’t allow women to be complex. We don’t allow different women with different life stories to be considered role models because we fear that complexity. God forbid they define their lives in terms other than men.
There is a lot of praise being directed at the Oscar frontrunner "12 Years a Slave," and deservedly so. Filmmaker Steve McQueen is getting recognition for his taut and uncompromising portrayal of slavery; Chiwetel Ejiofor delivers a powerful but restrained lead performance; Michael Fassbender makes one wicked slave master.
And then there’s the film’s clear breakout star, Lupita Nyong’o. You’ll hear her name a lot over the next few months as nominations and awards start being doled out.
McQueen plucked the 30-year-old Yale School of Drama grad to play Patsey, the field slave and suicidal object of the twisted affection, and repeated violence, of Edwin Epps (Fassbender).
Here are 12 nuggets to know about Lupita, which she revealed to Yahoo Movies:
1. She’s Mexi-Kenyan. Nyong’o’s parents are Kenyan but her mother gave birth in Mexico. “It’s gotten me into a lot of trouble: Kenyans want to claim me and, now, Mexicans do, too,” Nyong’o tells us. We’re guessing she’ll hold the distinction of being the “first Mexi-Kenyan to be nominated for an Academy Award.”
2. Her Obama connection. Nyong’o hails from the Luo peoples in western Kenya. Who hails from the same ethnic group? Only the commander in chief of the United States, Barack Obama. (The president’s father, Barack Obama Sr., was a prominent member of Kenya’s Luo political movement.)
3. Why Lupita? ”My parents gave me a Mexican name,” says Nyong’o. “In our culture we are named after the events of the day.” Her surname is uncommon even in Kenya: “We’re not sure what it means, my father believes it’s the staff that a shepherd carries … We’re the only Nyong’o family I know so if there’s someone with that name they’re probably related to me.”
4. She’s used to the spotlight. Her father, Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, is a political leader in his native Kenya, and Lupita grew up in the public eye. While the University of Chicago Ph.D is now a member of the Kenyan parliament, her father’s past struggles for local democracy forced the family into political exile in Mexico and led to her father’s occasional disappearances.
5. She got her start in film on “The Constant Gardener.” While home in Africa for the holidays from Hampshire College, Nyong’o discovered that a film — “The Constant Gardener” with Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz — was shooting in her neighborhood. Through a friend, she became a production assistant and remained on the crew for the rest of the shoot (about two months).
6. Ralph Fiennes offered stern career advice. At one point on “The Constant Gardener” shoot, Nyong’o buttonholed Fiennes: “When I told him that I wanted to be an actor, he sighed heavily and said, ‘Lupita, if there’s anything else you want to do in your life, do that. Only act if you can’t live without it.’
7. Steven Spielberg’s “The Color Purple” changed her life. That movie, which starred Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Danny Glover, opened a window on Nyong’o’s future as a movie actress: “When I was much younger, that was the first time it occurred to me that acting was a career that might be available to someone that looked like me,” Nyong’o says. “I grew up watching foreign programs – American, English, Mexican, and very little Kenyan. ‘The Color Purple’ was the first time I saw people who looked like me.”
8. Lupita, Oprah … And, now, it looks like both Nyong’o and Oprah are destined to meet each other in the race for Best Supporting Actress, a possibility that amazes Nyong’o. “It’s so insane how things unfold. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be mentioned in the same sentence. I haven’t met her but I will shortly.” Nyong’o continues, “Oprah taught me so much about the world watching her show growing up, and hopefully I can say thank you and get those words out [when I meet her].”
9. She’s one in a thousand. McQueen has compared the difficult casting of Patsey, which included auditioning 1,000 candidates, to the search for Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone With the Wind.” Nyong’o was blissfully unaware of this: The “12 Years a Slave” screenplay was the first script Nyong’o received when she was about to graduate the Yale School of Drama, relocate to Brooklyn, and launch her career. “At the time I was just trying to get practice in this whole auditioning thing,” she said. “I was in rehearsal mode. You receive a script and you handle the audition as if you’ve booked the role and use the audition as a rehearsal. I was totally unaware of who was auditioning. When you realize what the competition is, it can be crippling.”
10. How she survived the movie’s brutal whipping and rape scenes. Patsey is brutalized repeatedly over the movie’s course but Nyong’o drew strength from those around her: “The mood on set, the feeling as though everyone was holding hands around me, every single person, actors, crew, background, everyone’s energy was circling around me. That holds you up, that ring of support.”
11. Nyong’o’s secret ritual with co-star Fassbender. The scenes between Fassbender and Nyong’o, master and slave, rapist and victim, are especially intense — but the actors found a way to cope: “Michael and I developed an unspoken ritual of getting in and out of these scenes. We had a moment, a look in the eye and maybe a squeeze of the hand, and we went into the scene together. And when it was over we had a moment to embrace. We really did act from love and respect for each other and the material.”
12. A view from the top. Up next for Nyong’o? A thriller set on an international flight with Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore that opens on Feb. 28. The movie’s title could also describe the actress’s future in Hollywood: “Non-Stop.”
1, 2 & 4 make me wanna smack the article’s writer. Especially #2. The connection to Obama is nonsense and stereotyping in its worst form.