Visiting Dignitaries

Visiting Dignitaries

Goop Proprietor Gwyneth Paltrow Says the Internet Is ‘Really Upsetting’

"Internet is weird" - Goop. (Photo: Flickr)

You know who isn’t the biggest fan of the World Wide Web? Website owner, Aol host and app developer Gwyneth Paltrow.

The Duchess of Goop told E! News that the Internet is a cause of concern at her house because of all the weird things daughter Apple can see on it. It’s a freighting place, she said, like sitting through a viewing of View from the Top scary. Anyway, she sung the praises of her “super-smart” daughter for constant inquiries about normal childlike things, such as the sun, devil and renewable energy.  Read More

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Madonna Will Use BitTorrent For… Something

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The Queen, Empress, Duchess, Headmistress, etc., of Pop has finally announced some deets for her secretprojectrevolution, which is a partnership between herself, VICE and Steven Klein. And while we don’t know much more about it besides the fact that it’s a 17-minute film and it has something to do with society and oppression, we do know this: she will distribute the film via BitTorrent. Read More

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Grumpy Cat Looks Pissed to Be the New Face of Friskies

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Just the other day, a trip to a Fancy Feast-inspired fashion show had us speculating about why there aren’t more Internet cat endorsements of pet food brands. Not a full week later comes the news from Friskies: Cranky, overworked meme Grumpy Cat has signed an endorsement deal, making her the official, uh, “spokescat” for the brand.

BRB, giving my cat a lecture about how he needs to get a damn job. Read More

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Yoko Ono Is Pretty Sure John Lennon Would Have Had a Ridic Klout Score

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Here is something you can file away and whip out the next time your drunk uncle is railing against social media: Yoko Ono swears John Lennon would have been a huge Twitter fan. So there.

In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, the 80-year-old performance artist, musician and Beatle-marrier Ms. Ono talked about artist activism, her upcoming album “Take Me to the Land of Hell,” and her late husband. Read More

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Your Instagram Mirror Pics Are Now Fashion Design Inspiration

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Your selfies may be alienating loved ones and acquaintances, but according to the New York Times, Instagram users’ activity may actually influence real-life fashion designers.

It’s not so much that designers are crafting hot-dog-leg pants or building entire collections to look like they’re being seen through the Rise filter. Rather, they’re using Insta as a way to keep up with which aesthetics the masses are digging these days, and even–in the case of no less a designer than Marc Jacobs–crowd-sourcing jewelry designs from time to time. Read More

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Wait Til Kanye Finds Out There’s a Job Posting for His Clothing Line on LinkedIn

That dress will be on clearance. (Photo by Karwai Tang/FilmMagic)

Kanye West is a pretty tech-savvy gent–his most recent music video was available only on his website and tied in to Instagram, and his mysterious startup, Donda, is populated by tech guys and app guys. And on the rare occasion that he lets us into his creative process, it most often comes through a stream of artfully-caps-locked tweets.

That’s why we’re a little skeptical about this LinkedIn help-wanted ad purporting to be advertising the missing career link between you and Yeezus: Read More

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2 Chainz Is Turning His Penchant for Instagramming Food Into a Cookbook Called #MEALTIME

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Throw out your Ina Garten cookbooks, because you won’t be needing them anymore.

Hiphop DX reports that rapper and SEO specialist 2 Chainz, née Tity Boi, plans to include a digital cookbook titled #MEALTIME with purchases of his latest release, B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time. 

Included are healthy-ish recipes for crab cakes with mango salsa and beer-steamed snow crab legs. (He doesn’t eat beef or pork.) Hopefully there’s a good one for yams, except not that kind of yamsRead More

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Badass SF Society Matron Is Over Boring Silicon Valley ‘Slob Culture’

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Old-money types love to hate on the nouveau riche–duh, we’ve all seen Titanic–but in the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair, one highfalutin lady throws major shade at Silicon Valley to hilarious effect.

Denise Hale is a Serbian-born San Francisco society staple who was once married to legendary director Vincente Minnelli. She channels everyone’s favorite cranky great-aunt when she tells contributing editor Evgenia Peretz that the Bay Area’s techies “bore the hell out of” her in a piece about the culture clash between WASPy elites and the region’s tech VIPs. Read More

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Lady Gaga Begs Her Psychotic Fans to Stop Cyberbullying

Srsly guys chill. (Screengrab: YouTube)

Anybody who’s ever written a mildly critical article, blog post or tweet about Lady Gaga knows that her fans are some of the most fearsome, cutthroat buccaneers on the Internet. If you have the gall to ever critique Ms. Gaga, you should expect a torrent of tweets ripping apart your appearance, your writing style, your resume and probably your mom.

It’s interesting in light of the fact that the pop star is such a firm fixture on the anti-bullying bandwagon. We’ve often wondered if she notices the disconnect herself, and today, through a letter posted on the Tumblr of her Born This Way Foundation, she proved that, yes, she does notice that her fans can be dicks, and she wishes they’d quit it. Read More