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Natalie Portman aka super-skinny Black Swan, jokes about being Fat.

15 Jan

Last night I watched the 2011 Critics Choice Award. And Natalie Portman won the the Best Actress award for her portrayal of a ballerina in Black Swan. I haven’t watched Black Swan yet, the trailer still creeps me out, but I’ll catch it on DVD once it’s out.

Btw, I love the white and black gown, very Roman goddess-like, and I thought she looked thoroughly glowing. Thank goodness that she gained weight back, she was x-tra super skinny in Black Swan. And she’s pregnant with her first child, not that you really notice in that dress, lol.

Natalie Portman

Image: VH1

I wasn’t a big fan of her acceptance speech. Why? She thanked the Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky, saying that, “You made me very skinny and now you’re indirectly responsible for getting me fat.”

The Black Swan director introduced her to her boyfriend and baby-daddy. I’m pretty sure that she was joking about the ‘fat’ part, but if she truly thinks she’s heavy now, she’s in for a surprise a couple of months down the road. Just saying.

But Natalie Portman also shared a ‘helpful hint’ (not!) she received to help her transform herself into the skinny ballerina she portrayed in Black Swan. After working out, practicing and rehearsing for the ballet scenes, Natalie was told that if she feels hungry at the end of the day, to drink a glass of skim milk. One glass of freaking skim milk.

So she starved herself thin for this role. And you know what? I’m even kind of okay with that, because it was part of her twisted job description. She’s her own judge if she wants to do that to herself and risk her health. She got paid to be tough on her body–like a boxer who risks a knockout in every match.

But because she happily shared this anecdote in her acceptance speech, I wonder how many women will think that if Natalie Portman lost weight that way, it must be okay and omg, even healthy? That starving yourself is a great idea to get thin? How many women will think this?

Too many, I fear. And that is part of the reason we have such a warped body image these days. And that’s the reason why I wasn’t keen on her acceptance speech, her jokes about being fat, her ‘funny’ weight-loss tips. Not funny for many, many women watching the show.

Otherwise, congrats on your Critics Choice Award for Best Actress, Natalie. May you gain a couple of pounds more and have fun being fat pregnant!

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The Bachelor Recap—Brad Womack Encore, season premiere. Is he here for the Right Reasons?

3 Jan

Brad Womack is back! The most controversial Bachelor ever! It’s been three years since Brad kicked two hopeful girls to the curb. But after three years he’s a changed man. He’s crawling in the dust. The poor dear, he suffered panic attacks. Especially after reading in the interwebz what a jerk he was. He went into therapy, he blamed his father for all his commitment issues—always a popular choice. Brad deprived the female population three years of his oiled, bare chest. But, hey, he’s a villain, don’t you dare think he’s hot.

If you haven’t noticed, my recap of The Bachelor is unapologetic sexist and very judgmental. Also, this post isn’t about fat chicks, so I go with the tag #this-isn’t-about-fat-chicks-sorry.

But now, now he’s ready. All his brothers are married, with kids, and that’s what Brad wants too. Honestly, I fear he’s looking for a babymaker.

Anyho, the girls are introduced. Gosh, sorry, at that point in the season, I can’t remember all the names. But there’s a nanny, a dentist, a manscaper, a girl who takes care of dead people aka funeral director. Brad, I’m sure there will be a girl who will guard and protect your heart and take care of you after you say your final goodbyes.

Then DeAnna and Jenny (spelling?) turn up and give Brad a hard time. Well, you can’t say he doesn’t deserve it. Again, Brad confirms how serious he is, how much therapy he went through. At this point I start to feel sorry for the poor dear. It must be hard, to be a hot millionaire with commitment issues. And, how many times can you apologize before you start grating on my nerves?

Brad’s worst fear is rejection—so our sensitive host Chris tells him to not screw up this time. No pressure.

The Bachelor Brad Womack

Image: ABC

The women arrive—apparently they don’t know that the new bachelor is evil Brad—and the first girl slaps him in the face because he deserves it. There’s a girl with vampire fangs…hmm, I suspect she’s only there so the viewers will feel sorry for Brad and forget that he was a jerk. And there’s a chick who can do a high kick–does that hint at sexual prowess?

After 30 very pretty women in a variety of colorful dresses—and a nutcase or two–greeted Brad, he feels undeserving. Well, hold on to that thought, pal—a little humility goes a long way. Did I mention not a plus-sized girl in sight?

Brad’s changed, or so he tells us over and over again. “Soul Searching” is the key expression. The single ladies are skeptical but no one wants to leave when Brad offers them an easy out. They are still holding out for a Brad-takes-his-shirt-off moment. One girl asks him if he could handle her big butt. OMG, is Brad there for the right reasons? Did I mention that I love this show?

He gives the first impression rose to the chick (a nanny) who told him that she’ll be his friend. Sigh. If Brad had some balls he’d have given that first rose to the girl who slapped him. But, clearly, guys love girls who aren’t tough on them.

Brad picks 20 out of the 30 hopefuls. How the heck does he remember all the names? And why pick vampire-chick? And high-kick girl?

I’m going to dub this season “Brad, Is-He-Here-For-The-Right-Reasons? Season.”

ABC shows quite a few spoilers for what’s still to come in this season. Next Monday can’t come fast enough. How about you? Did you buy Brad’s change of heart? Is Brad Womack deserving of a second chance? Do you even care, lol?

The Bachelor, ABC. Will you watch?

3 Jan

I’ve watched past seasons of the Bachelor. Why? Because it’s plain ol’ entertainment. It’s cheesy and awkward. It’s rarely romantic but oh the drama. I probably agree with everything negative you can come up with regarding the show. I’ll still watch it–it’s like a traffic accident, you can’t look away. I’ve also watched the season where Brad Womack famously dissed the two girls in the finale, not proposing marriage to either of them. Now Brad is back, still looking hot.

The Bachelor

Image: ABC

It should be noted that The Bachelor has nothing to do with the general theme of my blog. Unless, maybe, Brad Womack will be able to pick from a batch of plus-sized girls? I don’t think so. But I’ll watch it just in case I’m mistaken. Maybe women of every age, hair color and dress size are represented. Maybe Brad falls for a curvy, red-haired, plus-sized girl, who knows. So I have to watch, there. (I might write a Bachelor recap of the first episode, but not sure yet.) Edited to add: Yes, I did a Bachelor Recap here.

And about the age–I just had a sneak peek at the single girls at the ABC site. Most of them are in their early, mid-twenties. Brad Womack is 38 years old. Ahaha, the old double standard. Good luck to all the single ladies, I wish you strong nerves, you’ll need them.

Look at the time, show’s about to start and popcorn isn’t ready yet… Will you watch how the Bachelor breaks hearts again or do you hate the show?

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