ScarJo blogs for HuffPo??
accept my abbrevs.
she is awesome. from her post “The Skinny,” she addresses US Weekly and other tabloid articles about weight loss & extreme dieting:
I’m frustrated with the irresponsibility of tabloid media who sell the public ideas about what we should look like and how we should get there…
How are we supposed to view articles highlighting celebrity cellulite and not sulk in the mirror, imagining a big red arrow pointing to various parts of our bodies? The media has packaged for us an unhealthy idea that one must suffer loss, be in the middle of a nervous breakdown, feel pressure from friends or coworkers, battle divorce or have a bitter dispute with an ex in order to get into acceptable bikini shape…
Yes, celebrities are just like us. They struggle with demons and overcome obstacles and have annoying habits and battle vices. That said, I would be absolutely mortified to discover that some 15-year-old girl in Kansas City read one of these “articles” and decided she wasn’t going to eat for a couple of weeks so she too could “crash diet” and look like Scarlett Johansson.
with the upcoming season 5 premiere of True Blood in June, I decided to re-watch last year’s season and alas I rediscovered my love for this show. then, out of coincidence I stumbled upon this interview with Luna (Janina Gavankar) for Interview Mag and couldn’t believe how different she looks out of character - totally digging her badgalriri meets m.i.a. style
on True Blood: “…it is the most complicated show on the planet to make and to write; one change would be like the butterfly effect. It would create a ripple that would change everything.”
on being a shape-shifter: “With nudity for a shape-shifter, we’re not even really connected to our bodies because we can shift into anything. The vessel that we’re born in is malleable, so vanity isn’t really a huge part of the identity of the shape-shifter, so nudity isn’t a big deal. You’re just as naked as a horse as as a person.”